The Dynamic Catholic Prayer
I invite you into my life today
and make myself available to you.
Help me to become the-best-version-of-myself
by seeking your will and becoming a living example
of your love in the world.
Open my heart to the areas of my life that need to change
in order for me to carry out the mission
and experience the joy you have imagined for my life.
Inspire me to live the Catholic faith in ways that are
dynamic and engaging.
Show me how to best get involved in the life of my parish.
Make our community hungry for best practices
and continuous learning.
Give me courage when I am afraid,
hope when I am discouraged,
and clarity in times of decision.
Teach me to enjoy uncertainty and lead your Church
to become all you imagined it would be
for the people of our times.
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The controversy over the rights of gay Catholics is heating up in the Detroit area.
This afternoon, supporters of gay Catholics gathered for a prayer vigil in front of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s chancery headquarters. They prayed to protest Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s comments last month that Catholics who support gay marriage or unions should not present themselves to receive communion.
Editor’s note: There’s no reason for controversy. “Gay” Catholics have all the same rights and responsibilities as other Catholics.
But after a generation of rampant pro-homosexual church leadership in Detroit, it’s only natural to expect a few protests when a faithful Catholic bishop finally decides to proclaim the obvious truth and issue a call for repentance.
Corruption of this type is hard to root out, especially when many Catholics no longer understand … and often, don’t even care … what the Church teaches … and why.
Promoting and seeking the approval of others for grave sin is itself a grave sin … most especially when the Holy Eucharist is unworthily and sacrilegiously received.
What’s so hard to understand?
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Catholic Church has excommunicated a Brazilian priest after he defended homosexuality, open marriage and other practices counter to Church teaching in online videos.
In a statement released late on Monday, the priest’s diocese saidFather Roberto Francisco Daniel, known to local parishioners as Padre Beto, had “in the name of ‘freedom of expression’ betrayed the promise of fealty to the Church.”
The priest “injured the Church with grave statements counter to the dogma of Catholic faith and morality.” The actions amount to “heresy and schism,” the statement said, the penalty for which isexcommunication, or expulsion from the Church.
The Boston Herald previously broke the story that the Boston Bombers and their families were on welfare until last year.
Now the Herald has some more details, apparently based on documents produced to Massachusetts legislators by the Patrick administration, Tsarnaev family received $100G in benefits:
The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.
“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.
The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.
Editor’s note: This should make the USCCB ecstatically happy.
CHICAGO, April 29 (Reuters) – An influential U.S. panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing.
The new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel of doctors and scientists, now align with longstanding recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing of all adults aged 15 to 65, regardless of their risk.
Editor’s note: And just what stigma is that?
Cesare Santangelo, the D.C. abortion doctor who told a pro-life activist that he wouldn’t help a baby born alive as a result of a failed abortion, described the group that recorded the conversation as “terrorism.”
“I don’t like to feed into these people,” Santangelo told The Washington Post to explain why he hasn’t watched the recording of his interview with a Live Action activist. “I really consider them terrorists.”
Santangelo described what would happen in the event of a failed abortion while talking to an activist posing as someone seeking an abortion.
“You know, legally we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive,” he says in the video. “But, you know, it probably wouldn’t. It’s all in how vigorously you do things to help a fetus survive at this point. Let’s say you went into labor, the membranes ruptured, and you delivered before we got to the termination part of the procedure here, you know? Then we would do things – we would – we would not help it.”
He stood by the comment, though he told The Washington Post that he would call paramedics.
Editor’s note: Who wants to bet the that the number of times Dr. Santangelo called paramedics in order to save a born alive baby is less than “1″?