We Discover “our Star” in the Ordinary Course of our Daily Lives

We Discover “our Star” in the Ordinary Course of our Daily Lives

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“… behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born king of the Jews?  For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him.”

Perhaps you’ve seen the touching Christmas episode of The West Wing which first aired several years ago but has since been repeated.

A few days before Christmas, Toby Ziegler, the President’s sarcastic and sardonic communications director, receives a call from the Washington D.C. police asking if he knows a homeless man who had died in the cold the night before. Toby has no idea who the man is. The police find Toby’s card in the coat the man was wearing — Toby had given the coat to a shelter a long time ago. Toby discovers that the man was a decorated Vietnam veteran; his only survivor is a brother who also lives on the streets. Toby uses his Presidential connections to arrange for the man’s internment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Christmas Eve. Continue reading

Difficulty is Part of the Gift

Difficulty is Part of the Gift

“Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to Him, “Are you He who is to come, or shall we look for another?”

One Christmas a boy in a remote far away village gave his teacher an exquisite seashell as a gift. He had walked many difficult miles over treacherous terrain to find it, to a special bay, the only place such shells could be found.

The teacher was quite moved by the boy’s gift, and understood where it had come from and the difficulty involved in obtaining it: “What a beautiful shell. You must have walked many difficult and dangerous miles for it. I am deeply grateful for your gift,” the teacher said. Continue reading

Christ’s Peace vs the Government’s Peace

Christ’s Peace vs the Government’s Peace

ProLifeCorner- Homily given at midnight mass.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

            It was the great Roman boast: Ara Pacis Augustae – which means, “the era of Augustus’ peace.”

During the first and second centuries of the common era, the Roman empire, from Iberia to Greece, enjoyed a period of relative prosperity and tranquility. In one of the great propa­ganda campaigns of history, Caesar Augustus was hailed as a “god” and the “savior of the world” for the peace he enforced. Continue reading

Mary’s Dream!

Mary’s Dream!

Joseph, last night I had a dream that I don’t understand. It was about celebrating our Son’s birthday. People prepared for weeks. Everyone was busy buying many gifts and decorating their homes. Something was strange. The gifts were not for our Son. They would wrap them beautifully and put them under a tree. Its branches had colorful balls and ornaments. On top of the tree was an angel. Everything was beautiful!

Holy Family 200xEveryone seemed to be happy and excited at the gifts they gave and received. But Joseph, they gave nothing to our Son. I don’t think they even know Him. They didn’t even mention His name. Isn’t it very strange Joseph that people would put so much effort into the birthday of someone they don’t even know?

Jesus would feel like a stranger at His birthday party. Everything was beautiful and everyone was busy with the celebration. I felt like crying because our Son was ignored. How sad for Jesus not to be part of His own birthday! I’m happy that it was a dream. How terrible for everyone if it were true.

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Christmas is celebrated by over 2 billion people worldwide. It’s the greatest global celebration! Fact is, 94% of Americans celebrate Christmas, 4% celebrate Hanukkah and 2% celebrate Kwanzaa. Over 87% of Americans agree that Nativity scenes should be allowed; only 9% disagree.

Christmas is when most merchants turn a profit. They have secularized Christmas while profiting and denying Christians the real reason for the season! We do not give Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Years gifts’. It is Christmas and the birth of Jesus that we celebrate!

This Christmas, give a gift in someone’s name to a homeless shelter, Missionaries of the Poor, Pregnancy Center or Life-Saver Ads. Your gift will keep on giving, well beyond this Christmas season! Continue reading

Unless Truth be a Mockery and Justice a Hollow Lie

Unless Truth be a Mockery and Justice a Hollow Lie

ProLifeCorner – 12-15-2015 – by Staff – Our latest cntribution from our friend in Canada, Mark Pickup, is one of his best ever-and that’s saying something!  Mark will be speaking in Washington, DC at St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral just prior to the 2016 March for Life.

Please take time to read his latest articfle and we think you’ll come away with the same feeling we have; it was a tribute and a Christmas gift of encouragement to all of us who work and pray for an end to abortion and euthanasia.

May God bless Mark and his family with many more years of their courage and wisdom. Continue reading

Advent Preparation 2015

Advent Preparation 2015

ProLifeCorner-   Today begins the second week of Advent. Many of us have seen the wreath with four candles that appear in many churches and homes across our country.

250x wk 2 Many Christians look forward to the Advent season although some have no knowledge at all of what Advent is all about. We present this article in the hope that it will give us a better understanding of this beautiful practice leading us to the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Advent is the preparatory season   leading   up   to Christmas.  Themes  of readiness, watchfulness and anticipation mark these  days  of penitential and austere preparation before   Christmas. The purpose of Advent is to prepare us for a deep, personal, life-changing, world-shaking encounter with Christ this Christmas. Continue reading

Nativity Scenes Are Legal!

Nativity Scenes Are Legal!

Christmas 300xProLifeCorner- Editor- I know it might seem a little early to start talking about Nativity scenes but Christmas is just around the corner, and so are the Christmas Nazis. These Christian hating, Christmas Nazis have gotten away with too much for too long. That is why we are encouraging you to inform yourself and your friends as to our rights in this country. Thankfully, we have wonderful groups such as the Thomas More Society, and Alliance Defending Freedom on our side. Please forward this article to all on your mailing list. If you know of anyone whose freedoms are being attacked please share this information and encourage them to call the toll-free number or contact the Alliance at their website.

Nativity Scenes Are Legal!

You have a right to display a Nativity scene on your city, town, village and State Capitol public property! Continue reading