Vincenzo pointed out that Father Z pretty much ran away with all the trophies this year. He should really be docked about 100 votes in each category just to give some other blogs a chance.
After Vincenzo mentioned the awards, I went to check to see how I did. Turns out a few people actually voted for me! Thank you very much. I am genuinely stunned!!
I was nominated in: The Smartest Catholic Blog and The Most Spiritual Catholic Blog
Thank you to whomever nominated and voted for me! (V admitted he nominated and voted for me in the Smartest category).
But to be nominated in the Most Spiritual category? Seriously? I certainly wouldn't describe myself like that, not hardly. Sanctus Belle's blog, Our Lady's Tears, now there's a spiritual blog. Beautiful.
I do have to let my inner nerd show a bit and say that in the Smartest category I received 4 out of a total of 1090 votes. Which is .37%, just over a third of one percent. Wooo hooo! I faired much better in the Most Spiritual category, garnering 6 of 952 votes cast for .63%...nearly double my Smartest percentage. That's almost two-thirds of one percent. Shazam!
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."