Father Mitch Pacwa's keynote address at the Catholic homeschool conference mentioned the gospels and case law. He made some interesting points during his speech (which was excellent), but when he mentioned case law, I thought about how my son was our "mulligan" and how my daughter is inspiring complete volumes of new case law.
Crayons Crayons are only to be used in coloring books. They are not to be used on tables, chairs, books, walls, floors, clothes, bathroom tile, siblings, animals, toys, etc.
Crayons are not to be eaten.
Crayons are not to be placed in your nose.
You are not to wantonly break crayons or peel off their wrapping and leave it all over the house.
Spaghetti Spaghetti is a food, not a toy.
After eating spaghetti with your hands, do not run your hands through your hair.
After eating spaghetti with your hands, do not wipe said hands on your clothes.
Diapers The only thing that goes in your diaper is poop or pee.
You are not allowed to remove your diaper under any circumstances. Only a trained adult is permitted to remove said diaper. Running around the house sans diaper will provoke an immediate response by an adult and swift disciplinary action.
Diapers belong on your hiney, not on your head.
Car seats Car seats are your friend.
Under no circumstances are you to disable the restraining device.
Church Church is a time for quiet, not play. When you are asked to be quiet at Mass in a soft, indoor voice it is equivalent to the loudest, most firm reprimand you have received outside of Mass.
Pews are for sitting on, not for standing, jumping, laying or using as a highway to get around.
Books Books are for reading, not eating.
Books have feelings, do not rip them to pieces.
Books are perfect just the way they are, they do not need to be colored or decorated or changed in any way.
Toilet paper Toilet paper stays on the roll, do not dump roll into the toilet.
Do not shred toilet paper roll all over the house.
Do not wrap yourself in toilet paper.
Do not hide toilet paper.
Toilet paper was not intended as a decoration.
Case law seems to get written every day around here!
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."