Chili Supper Fundraiser Monroe Wisconsin

Chili Supper Fundraiser Monroe Wisconsin

The CareNet pregnancy care center of Green County is having a spaghetti fundraiser this Monday, December 3, 2018

Chili Supper Fundraiser  to Benefit the

Care Net

Pregnancy Center of Green County

Monroe Wisconsin

Monday – December 3, 2018

4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Hope Community Center

2902 – 13th Street – Monroe, WI

Adults $7.00     4-12y/o $4.00     under 4 free

Take outs available

Vegetarian Chili available

Tickets Available at the Door

Hope to see you Monday night!

Donations of desserts and corn bread are needed and can be dropped off at Hope Church after 2:00p.m. the day of the supper.  To donate a dessert or corn bread or volunteer, please Call: 325-5051 or E-mail: [email protected]   Continue reading

Who Will You Bow Down To?

Who Will You Bow Down To?

When we get to the end of our life, we will bow down to one or the other; Satan or Jesus. Satan offers us to do whatever we want, whereas Jesus gave us a way to follow, namely the Ten Commandments and the cross in this life. At the end of our life comes our final judgment. If we do what we want, we will be serving Satan and suffer eternity from him. If we follow Jesus, He will offer infinite love, joy and peace.

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Sexual Abuse Extends Beyond the Church

Sexual Abuse Extends Beyond the Church

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on sexual misconduct as a society-wide problem:

Sexual misconduct is a ubiquitous phenomenon, sparing no institution. Moreover, it is hardly unique to our age. Yet by reading news stories, as well as commentaries by pundits, this would not be so evident. These sources would have us believe that the Catholic Church is the worst offender. There is no evidence to support this claim.

The latest media source to float this invidious myth is the Philadelphia Inquirer; its editorial of November 19 is scurrilous.

After indicting the bishops—all the bishops—it makes a comment that simply cannot be defended. “Yes, there have been sexual-abuse scandals at other institutions,” it says, “including public schools, universities, other religious organizations, the media, politics, and Hollywood. But nowhere has the abuse been as widespread and accountability so disregarded.”

How in the world could any newspaper, or for that matter any social scientist, make such a statement? Where are the comparative data?

For example, there is no national databank that collects and publishes sexual abuse by public school teachers or administrators. Worse, calls for such a repository always go unanswered: the educational establishment and the teachers’ unions see to that. And the media routinely give them a pass. Continue reading

Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences

“My kingdom does not belong to this world…” “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

The car with the defective brakes that leads to the death of its driver and her passenger . .. The tainted can of beans that forces a family to rush to the emergency room .. . The poorly built deck that collapses, seriously hurting several party-goers .. .

Someone is responsible. But there is a brand to protect; there is a stock price to maintain. So get the crisis managers on and PR pros on this ASAP: The problem has been overblown. The product is fine; it was poorly installed; it was misused; it was not stored properly. Don’t blame us; we’re not responsible for this catastrophe. Look at our safety record; read the testimonials from satisfied customers.

Political journalist and commentator Michael Kinsley fa­mously defined a “gaffe” as when a politician mistakenly tells the truth — and then has to find a way to “walk it back“:

Well, I didn’t mean it that way . .. I think we also have to keep in mind thatI was taken out of context. .. I never said that. Just another example of fake news . . . And then pretend that there is no audio or video of the politician saying exactly what he or she denies saying. Continue reading

Do You Need Help With Belief in the Eucharist?

Do You Need Help With Belief in the Eucharist?

By Larry Plachno

It is obvious that the greatest gift we have received from Jesus Christ was His suffering and death to atone for our sins. His second greatest gift is giving us his own body and blood in the Eucharist to sustain us in our day-to-day efforts. In spite of this, recent surveys suggest that more than half the number of Catholics believe that the presence of Christ in the Eucharist is symbolic rather than actual and physical.

       What do you believe? Let me suggest to you that the biggest reason for non-belief is a lack of information. Give me a few minutes of your time to share some information with you and I will either strengthen your belief or at least make you stop and think.

Jesus Christ gave us the Eucharist while with His apostles at the last supper. His “this is my body” and “this is my blood” was followed by “do this in memory of me.” Soon after this, Christ went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. As we know, this was the beginning of His passion and death. By the following afternoon, He had died on the cross for us.

This changing and consecration of bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ by an ordained priest is called transubstantiation. It may still look like bread and wine, but in reality it contains the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

The act of consecration immediately changes the hosts. There are numerous examples where consecrated hosts have remained fresh for long periods of time while unconsecrated hosts deteriorate. One excellent example is that at the Basilica of St. Francis in Siena, Italy, there are consecrated hosts dating from 1730 that are still fresh and incorrupt today. But what really gets impressive is that the bread and wine has turned into flesh and blood numerous times. Maybe God wants to show us something, or possibly the body and blood of Christ is so strong it breaks through the appearance of bread and wine. Continue reading

Signs Can Take Many Forms in our Lives

Signs Can Take Many Forms in our Lives

“Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happenings, know that [the Son of Man] is at the gates.”

In a touching essay from The Boston Globe in November, 2017, Vermont writer Martha Hurwitz tells a story many of us all know too well: that of moving from being a care-giver to being cared for.

Martha’s elderly mother lived in the small upstairs apart­ment. Mom’s presence was both a joy and a burden to Martha. Mom was pretty much managing on her own for the most part, but now Martha admits that she overlooked the signs of her mother’s slide toward dependence for fear of what the ultimate burden might look like and how it would affect Martha’s already busy and stressful life. Continue reading

Assisted Suicide in Canada- is the USA Next?

Legalized Assisted Suicide in Canada- is the USA Next?

ProLifeCorner – 11-12-2018 – Frank J. Munda- Our dear friend Mark Pickup of HumanLifeMatters.org has written countless articles and has given addresses across Canada and the United States defending life issues. We are all aware that in 1973 that the murder of babies in the womb was decriminalized in America through an activist Supreme Court system. What many people don’t know is that abortion was first decriminalized in Canada in 1969. As the old saying goes dirt flows downstream. It took only a few short years for abortion to be decriminalized in America after Canada condoned the murder of their future citizens by abortion. Many of you are aware that Mark is a triplegic and has tirelessly fought against the murder of the elderly and infirm through so-called assisted suicide programs. In Canada their assisted suicide program was legalized in 2016- it’s called Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).

The USA followed Canada with the murder of our pre-born in a short 3 to 4 years. Will history repeat itself?? Are we on the same path as Canada? The enemies of life in Canada are the same enemies that we have here in America. They go by many names but they are leftest/progressives. Here in America they go by different party affiliations but they are all the same left-leaning, anti-God, anti-life, Anti-decent, Anti-free speech, Liberal thought police, and they are a danger to our future generations and our country.

Years ago, here at the ProLifeCorner, our theme for our pro-life booth at the county fair was entitled, ” Who lives, Who dies, Who decides? God, or the government”. In Canada, sadly, the government once again has leaned to the left and is playing God. We know the inroads that the pro-death forces have made in America. The slaughtering of the pre-born, the selling of body parts by Planned Parenthood and now manufacturing pharmaceuticals from cell lines taken from aborted babies. The godlessness is here and now. Pray that the USA will not follow any more examples from our Canadian neighbors.

Mark has just posted an article on his website entitled ‘CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES AND CANADA’S LEGALIZED ASSISTED SUICIDE”.

I would like to reprint a statement that Mark has written regarding the battle for life issues:

“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” – Mark Davis Pickup Continue reading

God Bless Those Who Served

God Bless Those Who Served

ProLifeCorner-Veterans Day 2018 – Frank J. Munda –

God bless the men and women who served and are serving our country.  This is my prayer, not only on this Veterans Day but it should be offered every day. Where would we in this country without those who have served?  And it isn’t just those who so gallantly served in our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard but we should include those who serve us every day as police officers and firefighters.

When honoring those who served where do you start? World War II, Korea, Vietnam? I believe we have to go all the way back to 1776 and honor those courageous men and women who stood up against the tyranny of the British. Then it is a mind boggling journey through all the wars from that moment right on to today with our many present day struggles throughout the world, and especially in the Mideast. Volumes could be written about the dedication of those who served throughout this pain-filled history. Continue reading

Acquiring Generosity

Acquiring Generosity

“This poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty…”

An article by Timothy Bachous, O.S.B., writing in The Abbey Banner, of Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minn., in the Fall of 2018.

Raising children is a challenge: the responsibilities of providing for their safety and health, and of teaching them manners and values. But four-year-old Noah’s mom and dad also want to instill in their little boy a sense of social responsibility and compassion. How? Mom and Dad insist that Noah take one-third of all the money he gets as gifts and allowances and shares it. Noah can choose who he shares that one third with. The other two-thirds are divided into spending money and money saved for the future. The third that Noah is to share can be given to people on a street corner, or to his friends, or even to the church collection basket. The choice is Noah’s, but each month a third of his “income” needs to be shared. Continue reading

All Saints Day 2018

All Saints Day

Every day the media is full of stories about the latest celebrity romance, the most beautiful model, the suc­cessful businessman or the record-setting athlete. Some people label them as role models, as people to emulate. We may become fixated by their fame and routinely discuss their lives, conversing about them as if we know them, even though we will rarely ever meet them.

In our faith life, too, we learn the stories of “famous” Christians who have gone before us. They have lived lives of humility, served the poor, preached the Gospel, fought courageously against evil, and have often died for their faith. They have lived around the world in every age. Paintings and statues remind us of their humanity and of their deeds. We label them as patron saints of countries and occupations. We name our children and our churches after them. We pray to them, asking for their intercession before God. We have studied their writings and their life stories, but we have rarely ever met them.

What will it be like when we do meet them? Whom would you like to meet in heaven? Certainly, we have hope that we will see our loved ones again, the saints that we did know in our families and among our friends. But what will it be like to meet the Blessed Mother and hear stories of the childhood of Jesus? What more might we learn from the Apostles? What would you like to ask Saint Augustine, Saint Therese, or other doctors of the Church? What tales could we hear from the Korean or African martyrs? Continue reading