Some Blessings for the Day . . .

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing.
The earth has angels all too few.
And heaven is overflowing.

May the good saints protect you,
And bless you today.
And may troubles ignore you,
Each step of the way.

May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of you wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.

Abortion is Homicide and Suicide.

“The day that people lose their horror for abortion will be the most terrible day for humanity. Abortion is not only a homicide but also a suicide. Shouldn’t we have the courage to manifest our faith before those who commit two crimes within one act?

“The suicide of the human race will be understood by those who will see the earth populated by the elderly and depopulated of children: burnt as a desert,” Padre Pio replied.

The Catholic Church is Forever!

There is a lot of discussion and worry about the fate of the Catholic Church today. Too many people are forgetting that God promised the Church would survive. So much conversation and often too little prayer. Yes, we have problems and possible schisms in our midst but we still have Jesus, Body and Blood, at Mass. It might be scary from our narrow point of view, but the ‘weather’ outside the bounds of the Catholic Church could be worse. I found this quote that while funny is full of meaning for everyone right now.

The New Testament compares the church to the ark of Noah. There is an old yarn about Noah finding his son on the bow of the ark, in a deep funk. Noah asked him how he was and he replied, “Not good, Dad. If it weren’t for the storm outside, I couldn’t stand the stink inside.”