It's been a busy summer and I know I haven't had much time to post much to my blog or visit everyone else's blog. With school starting, I don't know how I'll find time to even get the laundry done (convenient excuse I might just use when hubby is out of socks!). Please bear with me as I adjust to this strange new world.
Hard to believe my son is actually old enough to start school. It's a weird dichotomy because it seems like he's always been a part of the family, but then I still see him as the little guy we brought home from the hospital.
Now that some of the neighbor kids are starting school, I'm realizing how much I'm really a homeschooling mom at heart. It's hard to describe. I just don't see myself being comfortable, especially at this stage, with someone else who doesn't share my goals, ideals, morals and perspectives, teaching my son. Maybe not the most rational thought I've ever had, and I'm certainly not saying all teachers are bad (I have plenty of them in my family), but I honestly cannot see who would be better to instruct my son. Having just spent five years with the talkative little bundle of energy, I think I have some shred of insight about how to teach him.
I'm sure it will become abundantly clear in short order if I'm cut out for this homeschooling thing. Please keep us in your prayers as we start this school year.
"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."