In one sentence you succintly summed up what others have spent paragraphs on. Thank you for that.
Angela, I agree, the stark contrast sends fearful chills up my spine. Well done, Sr Lorraine!
Your beautifully articulated letter evidences a much cooler head than my own when I dwell on this scandal. Thank you Sister.
OMGosh - you really are a sister! I've seen your comments pop up here and there and didn't have time to track you down.I followed Angela's link and here you are...Lovely blog sister. I'll be often
Thank you for the encouraging comments! God bless you all!
Jesus weeps. So do I. I wrote about a strange dream I had about abortion and sin on one of my blogs. I called it Jesus wept. I know I sure did when I was shown these sins of the world. I am ashamed for my country. I pray that we become a culture of life, not death.I found your blog by accident and I really like it.
I believe mercy trumps all. If one bishop doesn't sway you how about two bishops, readhttp://www.madisoncatholicherald.org/bishop/13-bishopcolumn/864-gods-mercy-and-senator-edward-kennedy.htmlThere's plenty of rock laying around for those within sin to throw.
Dear Sr. M Lorraine,Thank you for your courageous post on "Cardinal Sean's Blog."He didn't accept mine. I just asked:"Your Eminence, Are you feeling alright?"Lord have mercy on us all.Enjoy the Lords Day!Fr. William J KuchinskyOur Lady of Grace Catholic ChurchRomney, WV
The french word for "find" is trouve. How glad I am to have found you and your Blog dear Sister in Christ. I submit that we should weep even more for ourselves. For unless we turn away from murdering the innocents, the words of Our Lord as given in Luke 23: 28-31 will surely be fulfilled in our midst.
Beautiful Blog Sister Marianne. I too love Saint Thomas Aquinas, the "Dumb Ox" who could recite all of Sacred Scripture from memory and for whom no subject was difficult. Our culture today would also view the Angelic Doctor as slow or dim-witted. This because he was slow to speak and we equate fast talk with intelligence. How wrong we are. Aquinas was prayerful in his speech and listened to God and others while we fail to listen to others and struggle to dominate conversation.This is part of the secret of his wisdom. Part of the reason he is a Doctor of the Church and we are not.
Thank you for a wonderful letter. What many people don't realize is that the Kennedy family (with dissident Theologians in the 60's) developed the strategy that allowed Catholic politicians to vote for abortion. By doing so they assured that the political solution to ridding this country of abortion would be long and tortuous.I have a post on my blog that documents this and has links to the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal that support the facts in my post.http://unbornwordoftheday.com/2008/09/02/father-robert-drinan-the-kennedys-and-the-genesis-of-us-catholic-pro-abortion-politicians/
Truth, Charity and Mercy: On Satisfying the Requirements for a Catholic Funeralhttp://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/sep/09090804.html
The Cardinal of Boston wasn't interested in satisfying htose requirements. Have we forgotten the Caritas Christi debacle? That too was a scandal.
Dear Sister,You are right: Let us weep and do penance for our own sins and then for our nation's sins-- especially those of immodesty, pornography, contraception, homosexuality, and abortion. The Forty days of prayer and fasting for life will begin on Sept. 23rd, the Feast of St. Pio of Pietelcina. Let us encourage all we know to do penance like Nineveh so that the USA will be spared from total destruction.PS-I too am devoted to St. Thomas Aquinas and have his relic on my desk here even as I write you.
Thanks, Fr Ben, for the info about the 40 days of prayer for life. I'll do a post about that.
Thanks for posting info on 40 Days for Life. Please invite friends and family by sending them the link to the official website. If hearts are changed by prayer and fasting, we can become one nation under God once again. Peace, Fr. Ben Reese
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