Sunday, March 20, 2011
Today I was went to my sending rite at the parish where I attend Mass, and then we went downtown and I attended the election rite, where I shook the Bishops hand and it was a real moving experience. As the time winds down to Easter Sunday, I look back and I reflect on my life and some of the choices I have made and I look forward to finally becoming into full communion with Christ's true church. This has been a wonderful experience for me, and I pray for the day when all Christians will be united as one as we were meant to be.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It seems Bill Maher has decided to launch yet another attack on the bride of Christ. He compared the catholics come home program to the church just fishing for more customers, implying that the Catholic isn't interested in helping people save their souls and acting as a sign for people in need or developing a realtionship with Christ or the saints, but rather its more interested in getting your money. Not only is that statement completly false but it is also totally absurd. Since I entered into the RICA program in my parish the people there have been welcoming and supportive of me joining their community, not once has anyone brought up the issue of how much money I should be giving to me. Then of course Maher felt a need to bring up the sexual abuse scandal that occured in the church, what he doesn't tell his viewers, is that those were only certain priests who acted on their own accord, that type of behavior was never condoned or accepted within the church itself. However I can't be to mad at Maher like most Catholics that have fallen away he refuses to accept what he knows to be true in his heart and soul. He is truly a wounded soul that need to be prayed for.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Yesterday I was went for pizza with a few people from my sojourners class as we were discussing various topics regarding the Catholic faith the issue of sola scriptura came up. I found out that when Martin Luther translated the bible he reworded certain parts of the book of Romans and wanted to through out the entire book of James, and he also throughout various parts of the old testament. Hmm.... it sees like Mr. Sola Scriptura himself couldn't quite abide by his own rules
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
My grandfather has be diagnosed with cancer. He is 91 years old and at this point in his life, there isn't much they can do for him. He has decided to spend his remaining time he has left, just trying to enjoy life. All I can do is pray for him and hope that he doesn't have to suffer too much pain. I forgive him for all things he may have done that upset me, I know all of his intentions were good. May good bless him and take him back into his womb, and I know we will meet again in a better place.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Today at confirmation we talked the conscience on how to examine it, and how to make good decisions and the right ones as well. I fell to many people today ignore their conscience and do what makes them fell good rather than what is right. We also talked about a passage from the gospel of St. Matthew dealing with the judgement of the nations, talking about how we are supposed to help out fellow man in their needs, both the good and the bad.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Today, will be a good day, I look forward to getting out of work early, and then going home and relaxing. I am happy because I will be able to attend Mass tomorrow at my parish Church. I always enjoy going to mass, I was fell so relaxed and at peace with myself afterwards.