Friday, March 11, 2011

Please pray

Please pray for the people of Japan and other victims of the recent natural disasters.

These images are truly heartbreaking and these people need our prayers.

Sorry about the ad before the video:

Can you imagine your loved ones and everything you own being swept away by water right after a major earthquake?

This little light of mine

Light a virtual candle and say a prayer:

Word Made Flesh

An archive of some cool quotes about the Blessed Sacrament and you know how much I love quotes!

Some of my favorites:
"Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh. Jesus is the Bread of Life. Jesus is the Victim offered for our sins on the cross. Jesus is the sacrifice offered at holy Mass for the sins of the world and for mine. Jesus is the Word - to be spoken. Jesus is the Truth - to be told. Jesus is the Way - to be walked. Jesus is the Light - to be lit. Jesus is the Life - to be lived. Jesus is the Love - to be loved,"

- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament....There you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth, and more than that: death: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, that every man's heart desires,"

- J.R.R. Tolkien

"By a beautiful paradox of Divine love, God makes His Cross the very means of our salvation and our life. We have slain Him; we have nailed Him there and crucified Him; but the Love in His eternal heart could not be extinguished. He willed to give us the very life we slew; to give us the very Food we destroyed; to nourish us with the very Bread we buried, and the very Blood we poured forth. He made our very crime into a happy fault; He turned a Crucifixion into a Redemption; a Consecration into a Communion; a death into Life Everlasting,"

- from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's This is the Mass

And a cool video of a sort of mobile Adoration through the streets of NYC:

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

New and Improved

Like the new layout?

I feel like it's less obnoxious :)

Happy Ash Wednesday by the way! Today is the day that we can actually recognize other practicing Catholics.

One reason I love Ash Wednesday is because of it's counter-culture-ness. In modern times, religion seems to be in hiding. Secularists would rather see God-fearing folk in their churches and not causing scenes. Too bad because here comes trouble :)

Interesting article about ashes:
Wearing the Poppy, Wearing the Ashes

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Does anybody see what I see?

Stuff like this bugs me:

Sure, maybe the kid was embarrassed. Did the Mom ever stop to think that maybe his humiliation would stop him from acting out in class?

This may not have been the best way to deal with the situation, but I am so tired of kids acting out and no real discipline as a result.

Amy Chua has some interesting points about this:

This is why people are sooo messed up today. As children, they were taught that they could do no wrong. Now as adults, they can't understand why they aren't receiving gold medals for waking up in the morning.

Commitment people!

Abigail: Have you forgotten what you used to say to me, I haven't. Commitment, Abby, commitment. There are only two creatures of value on the face of this earth - those with a commitment and those who require the commitment of others. Do you remember John?