Saturday, March 12, 2005
The question is finally raised-“Have we adopted a false sense of privacy by which we do not confront, discipline or visit with our spiritual children?” he asked. “Do we abandon our spiritual children by defining our call to the priesthood as a 9-to-5 profession, with an attitude of ‘Don't call me after hours?’”
I have a vocation as a wife and mother. A priest's vocation is well defined by his parish as he is the "father" of a parish family. I know that because of my vocation I am to accept ALL moments of "service"-walking the floor waiting for a teen to come home, attending to a sick child, preparing and feeding my family--this is MY vocation. I can not at a mere whim decide that I need a vacation nor can I decide that I shall not meet the needs of my family. I am ready 24 hours a day to take care of my family.
Many priests have succumb to this thinking. I pray that all priests will accept the graces and prayers that Catholics are offering around the country in churches and chapels before the Blessed Sacrament. That they will be refreshed and renewed by these prayers and sacrifice. We continue to pray and offer our support as always.
Franciscan Friars praying to Archbishop Sheen for miracle for Schiavo
Eternal Father, You alone grant us every blessing in Heaven and on earth, through the redemptive mission of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and by the working of the Holy Spirit. If it be according to Your Will, glorify Your servant, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, by granting the favor I now request through his powerful intercession. Lord, grant that Terri Shiavo’s life be spared and grant her a healing that the world may know the value of every life.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
I don't know if I pray that Michael takes the money or not because the thought of it is so horrendous. If he does take it -what does this say about him? something that we already knew?
Prayers of support and protection are needed for Father Nuno Serras Pereira a "Portuguese Catholic priest (who) will be launching a public campaign, with advertisements in the Portuguese press, where he will indicate his refusal to give communion to Catholics who use contraceptives, who seek the assistance of science to conceive a child or those who are in agreement with the country’s actual legislation on abortion."
Father Nuno Serras Pereira explains: “Being unable to enter into personal contact with all parties involved, I inform all Catholics who have advocated, contributed or promoted the death of innocent human beings will be informed of their incapacity to receive Holy Communion”.