Thursday, March 29, 2012

U.S. Soldiers Save Boy's Life

An under-reported side of the war which you can read about here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Will The Left Fight the Real War on Women

You can read this article here.  After listing some truly horrible offenses against women such as rape, forced marriages and sex-selective abortion, the author points out that,
Instead of tackling any one of these important issues that set back the clock on women’s rights centuries, the feminist left has decided that the possible denial of free contraception is what constitutes a war on the fairer sex.
Amen.  As she goes on to note,
You can be a misogynist and disparage women (preferably conservative), as long as you vote a straight Democratic ticket each and every election.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Father Guarnizo - Continuing Story

The details of the incident can be found here but, in brief, Fr. Guarnizo of St. John Neumann parish in Gaithersburg, MD refused communion during a funeral service to a woman who, just prior to the service, rather aggressively introduced herself and her lover to the priest proclaiming themselves to be lesbians.  After the communion incident, the lesbian, Ms. Johnson, in so many words informed Fr. Guarnizo that she was going to make an example of him.  His bishop responded by removing Fr. Guarnizo from pastoral duties while claiming it had nothing to do with the lesbian incident but rather to do with other complaints from staff about the priest.

There are technicalities to the incident as, for example, the relevance or not of Canon 915, and who did exactly what, when and why, but it is not a pretty tale no matter how you look at it.  Ms. Johnson would seem to have intentionally provoked the priest, most likely in order to 'expose' the Catholic Church as--gasp--homophobic!  The occurrence is another battle in the culture war being waged by all those open-minded and tolerant progressives against the Catholic Church.  Fr. Guarnizo puts it this way in his recent open letter: 
what happened I believe contains a warning to the church. Such circumstances can and will be repeated multiple times over if the local church does not make clear to all Catholics that openly confessing sin is something one does to a priest in the confessional, not minutes before the Mass in which the Holy Eucharist is given. 
 And shouldn't the Church also make clear what is at stake when an admittedly practicing lesbian presents herself for communion?

Read Fr. Guarnizo's statement on the incident here.   And, for continuing coverage and commentary on this and other Catholic issues go to this blog, Restore DC Catholicism  which I found interesting.

Monday, March 5, 2012

From Archbishop Dolan's Blog

Cardinal Dolan has a good piece on his blog about the more recent dvelopments concerning the HHS mandate.  He points out that the Obama administration has written off the bishops as the voice of the Catholic Church.  Instead Obama and company are advising the bishops to listen to voices of accomodation within the Church, that is, the voices that agree with Obama!  As Cardinal Dolan says ".. . . . . . we have to be realistic and prepare for tough times."  Hmm, something about the "armor of God" might be appropriate about now?

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  (Ephesians 6, 10-12)