Guns have certainly been in the news lately. It seems like some type of violence connected to guns shows up every few days. My sympathies go out to all of the victims of this type of violence. If we all supported life from conception to grave we could eliminate much of this.
There are too many people who blame guns instead of the person holding the gun. The reason why our society is falling apart is because we have moved away from evaluating our actions and decisions as good and evil. People blame guns because they do not want to blame the shooter. Blaming the person holding the gun would admit that good and evil exist and that people should be responsible. And, if good and evil exist, then where do abortion, traditional marriage and supporting families stand in regard to good and evil? Continue reading →
Editors note: This is an excellent piece of work by a dear friend of the ProLifeCorner. It is my opinion that this work could be presented as a state of the union regarding the Church. it is well worth your time to read this document, The peace of our Lord be with you and your family. In Christ, editor: Frank
ProLifeCorner- Not long after the United States of America began to take shape and the founding fathers set forth their principles, the Catholic Church in America began to grow. In the beginning it was not in any way victimized by the politics of the day.
Over time, however, that all changed. The role of the Catholic Church in the context of the American experience became challenging, at least as far as the Vatican was concerned. As early as the late 1800s Rome was reminding American bishops that, while the Catholic population should be assimilated into the culture of this still young America, the integration of Catholics into the culture should not necessitate changing anything fundamental to the identity of the Church and its people (in other words, don’t change, modify, dilute, or misinterpret the Church’s teachings for any reason)!Continue reading →
7-12-2016 – ProLifeCorner – A good friend of the Pro Life Corner sent us this article. It clearly shows how only one person can make a huge difference in the lives of so many. Over 100 babies have been born thanks to the courage, devotion, and faith of this one man. We should all learn from his example and go out to help save the lives of the many unborn who are being subjected to a heinous death due to abortion.Continue reading →
“They stripped and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead.”
Today’s gospel speaks to us of Jesus’ great concern and love for the sick and dying. Throughout His public ministry, Jesus’ compassion and love for the sick shines through. In several instances, we read how Jesus cured the sick and restored them to friendship with His Father. The Church continues Jesus’ ministry of caring for the sick and dying with deep compassion and respect for human dignity.
The Church especially continues Christ’s ministry to the sick and dying through the Sacraments. In offering the Sacrament of Penance, the Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum, which is Holy Communion of the Sick and Dying, the priest brings to those who are ill the loving and redeeming embrace of Jesus. In these moments rich with grace, the priest acting in the Person of Christ brings to the patient, forgiveness, inner healing and strength for what lies ahead. Together with deacons, religious, lay ministers, and volunteers, the priest shares with the patient, and with the patient’s family, the Good News of Jesus, the Gospel of life and salvation. Through the grace of God, patients are enabled to unite their sufferings with the Lord’s so as to share His everlasting joy and glory. So also the Church reaches out to families facing the serious illnesses of loved ones with deep respect for the precious gift of life and with the hope for the gift of eternal life.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner.com – Introduction by Frank J. Munda
Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist from Canada and has over 30 years experience as a journalist. She recently did a piece for the Canada Free Press entitled Praying the ‘God Bless America’ Song.
When I was a young boy growing up in America the song that Judi refers to was made popular by Kate Smith. Many of our young readers today are not familiar with this popular song/prayer. These words were on the lips of many of us who lived through not only the Second World War, but Korea, Vietnam, and the countless other wars in the past.
At the end of Judi’s article I have embedded a film that was made the first time this magnificent song was presented to the public.
A heartfelt thank you to Judi McLeod for doing this piece
The world famous golfer Tiger Woods was once given a piece of advice by his father: “My dad once told me: no matter what anyone says or writes, really, none of those people has to hit your four-foot putt. You have to do it yourself.”
Perhaps what Mr. Woods senior meant is that there are some things we can only do ourselves regardless of other people. In a slightly different vein is the old saying, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” It can be said by exasperated parents who have sent their child to the shop to buy something and the child comes back with something quite different: or perhaps by boss whose staff doesn’t come up to snuff. Self-reliance and a willingness to do things for ourselves may be admirable traits. Indeed, there are some things that we just have to do for ourselves. Continue reading →