Ok, everyone, hold on. It's a milestone. My daughter, Catherine, just took her first steps today!!!
She is nearly two, so pretty behind in walking. Her brother didn't walk until he was 18 months. Guess my kids are just behind the power curve. Doc said Catherine is perfectly fine, just out on the fringes of the bell curve and plenty other parents have assured me their kids, too, were late walkers. This is wonderful news because Catherine was born with spina bifida. Through the prayers of many, here and in heaven, the spina bifida was cured. I have the reports from the scans to show the spina bifida and the reports that indicate she is NORMAL. All that remains of the spina bifida is the pronounced dimple between her cheeks. Although we knew the spina bifida was cured, having Catherine not walk for so long was beginning to concern everyone. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief and move on to the potty training stage.
Praised be God!
Thank you for prayers heard and answered: St. Rita St. Margaret St. Jude St. Catherine St. Clare St. Monica St. Anthony St. John St. Lawrence St. Thomas St. Joseph St. Therese St. Teresa Padre Pio Fr. Solanus Casey Fr. Thomas Pingatore Fr. Jakobek My father and mother All the Holy Souls whom I implored Poor suffering souls in Purgatory The Guardian Angels Blessed Virgin Mary Thank you for listening, interceding, imploring, praying and assisting us.
Thanksgiving Prayer Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings you have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage, our food and shelter, our health, the loves we have for one another, our family and friends.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing throughout the coming year.
This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother. Amen.
To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.
~Cardinal John Henry Newman
2010 Cannonball Award
Father Solanus Casey
"Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together." ~Benedict XVI
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Fides et Ratio Encyclical
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.
Thank you everyone that voted for the Kneeler at the Cannonball awards!!
Words of Father Corapi, for all my politician friends and relatives and those who vote for them
"Catholic office holders, whether presidents, senators, congress men or women, or judges at any level must adhere to Catholic teaching or run the risk of separating themselves from the Body of Christ. In such egregious and chronic cases of gross moral evil such as instituting and perpetuating abortion and the structures of sin that surround it, it is quite probable that such Catholic officials are excommunicated in virtue of the acts themselves. A latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication is likely triggered when they vote for laws, funding, and structures that enable and perpetuate such obvious and egregious evil (Cf. Code of Canon Law, Canons 1364,1398; Canon 1329, par. #2). They are in turn forbidden from approaching the sacraments as the result (Cf. Catechism of Catholic Church #1463)."
"It is not morally possible for any Catholic to support abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, or same-sex marriage. There are no ways around this, no justifications whatever. Why? For the simple reason that the Church holds these things to be intrinsically evil. They are evil in themselves, and no circumstances or subjective conditions can ever change that."