Spiritual Blindness

Spiritual Blindness

“They answered him, You were born in utter sin, and you would teach us? And they cast him out!”

The late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks wrote about a man born blind whose sight was restored. This miracle occurred nei­ther through prayer, nor through a concoction of dirt and divine saliva, but through a surgical correction of the patient’s eyes.

The blind man agreed eagerly to the surgery, experimental and delicate though it was. The operation went well, although the man’s eyes had to be bandaged for a time to let them heal, but at last the day came when the bandages could be removed. The surgical team, the man’s family, and others assembled as the nurses carefully unwound the dressings from the patient’s face. All were hushed, expectant.

For the first time in his life, the man opened his eyes and …

What were they expecting? What would you expect?

Jubilation! Joy! “Ah, color! Light! My wife’s sweet face, just as I’d always imagined it!”

But instead, the man turned his head from side to side to side. His expression was baffled and frightened.

“What’s wrong?” his doctor asked at last, and at the sound of his voice, the man turned in his direction.

“Oh, my God!” he said, his voice trembling. “I thought I was all alone.” And the man began to weep.

The man had been blind since birth. His brain knew only sound and touch, smell and taste; it had never received visual stimulation. It had never developed the neural pathways needed for processing visual images and had never created categories by which he might understand the data now crashing against his retinas on waves of light. Technically, his eyes worked — but he could not make sense of what he saw. Continue reading

It’s official: Donald Trump is the Next President of the United States

It’s official: Donald Trump is the Next President of the United States

ProLifeCorner- Frank J. Munda

Donald Trump received 304 electoral votes. Donald Trump took 36 of the 38 electoral votes in Texas. Reuters reported that at least five Clinton electoral refused to vote for her. The interesting thing is, those on the left tried to get Republicans to defect and cast their vote for Hillary but more Democrats defected than Republicans. Two Republicans defected and voted against Trump, although not for Hillary.

It has been stated “The founding fathers “said the electoral college was not to elect a demagogue, was not to elect someone influenced by foreign powers, was not to elect someone who is unfit for office.”  If that’s the case Obama should have never been president and Hillary should not have been able to run. Continue reading

Preaching and Saving Souls

Preaching  and Saving Souls

Dan Holman has spent decades preaching God’s truth to a world that would rather listen to the culture of death.

Below is a modern folk song about this man who knows exposing evil can be one of our greatest acts of love.

Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will stand for me against those who practice iniquity?  Psalm 94:16  Continue reading

Making Excuses

Making Excuses

ProLifeCorner-   “And to another [Jesus] said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”

And Jesus said to one, “Follow me.” And he replied, “I will follow you, Lord, right after I check the day’s market reports.”

But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciple if your concern for the poor and destitute does not match your concern for your portfolio.

Jesus said to another, “Follow me!”

And she replied, “I will follow you, Lord, right after I meet with my accountant to set-up my 401-K.”

But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciple if your eternal life’s vi­sion cannot see beyond the age of retirement.”

Jesus said to the teenager, “Follow me.”

And the teen replied, “I will follow you, Lord, as soon as I get back from soccer practice, meeting my friends at the mall, and updating my Facebook page.”

But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciple if it is just another something on your schedule.”

Jesus said to the mom and dad, “Follow me.”

And the parents said, “We will follow you, Lord, as soon as we are assured that our child is loved and cared for.”

But Jesus said, “You cannot be my disciples until you realize that to love and care for your child is to be my disciple.” Continue reading

Religious Freedom / Pro-Life Rally Rockford Illinois

Religious Freedom / Pro-Life Rally Rockford Illinois

ProLifeCorner-  Rockford Il.-

On Monday June 13th, Christians from Winnebago County came together to pray outside of the Winnebago County Health Department that fired Pediatric Nurse Sandra Mendoza because of her refusal to refer mothers to abortion clinics.  This is another attack on religious freedom and human life by government officials who believe they are above the moral law.

This rally had four goals:

  1. It was a sign of faith, love, and trust by Christians in Jesus Christ.
  1. A show of support for Sandra Mendoza.
  1. It was an appeal through prayer and public witness to the Winnebago County Health Department to stop the immoral and deadly practice of sending mothers and children to abortion mills. 
  1. A prayerful and public stand for religious freedom and against anti-Christian bigotry.

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New Author To Appear On The Prolifecorner

New Author To Appear On The Prolifecorner

ProLifeCorner- Dubuque Iowa-  Frank J. Munda-

Trina 175xWe at the ProLifeCorner have been very blessed in many ways. One of the ways our Lord has blessed us abundantly is by providing to us some wonderful writers. Over the years we have carried the writings of Mark Pickup, Kevin Rilott, Christopher Clukey, and Larry Plachno to name just a few. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to a new writer. Her name is Katrina Hingtgen, Speaker, Author, and Blogger. She and her husband Lonnie reside in Dubuque Iowa. Katrina has been involved in the pro-life movement for many years. She spoke at our parish and she is a gifted speaker.She has been a key member of the Dubuque County Right to Life for many years. She is a practicing Christian now, but in her earlier days she was heavily involved in the New Age religion. She speaks on various subjects such as pro-life, her conversion story and much more. At the end of this article I will provide full contact information, her blog site, etc.. 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

The Kingdom of God Versus the Kingdom of Man

The Kingdom of God Versus the Kingdom of Man

ProLifeCorner- Frank Munda-

If we refuse to be ruled by God and his laws, then God will allow us to be ruled by tyrants.

It is very difficult not to think about the evil in the world today. My wife Chris and I have spent the better part of the last 30 years talking about the evils of abortion. 9/11 bought a new form of terrorism into all of our lives. Often when I write of abortion, promiscuity, apathy, and the selfishness of the world I sometimes feel like the little brother who is pointing a finger at a sibling and crying out what he or she is doing wrong. I’ve even been told that I’m good at pointing out the problem, followed by “how about giving us some solutions.”  In this article, once again, I will not be able to offer any solutions, but thanks to a recent homily by Pastor Timothy Barr we might have a better sense of direction. Continue reading

God Wants You

God Wants You

ProLifeCorner-        In God’s order there is work for everyone to do. He doesn’t call many to be a Billy Graham or a Blessed Mother Teresa, but he does call all of us to be faithful in using the gifts and abilities he has given to us. In case we don’t feel worthy to be of much use to God, it can help to look at the frailties of many of God’s servants in the Bible.

Did you know that: “Moses stuttered. David’s armor didn’t fit, John Mark was rejected by Paul, Hosea’s wife was a prostitute, Amos’s only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning, Jacob was a liar, David had an affair, Solomon was too rich, Abraham was too old, David was too young, Timothy had ulcers, Peter was afraid of death, Lazarus was dead, John was self-righteous, Jesus was poor, Naomi was a widow, Paul was a murderer, so was Moses. Jonah ran from God, Miriam was a gossip, Gideon and Thomas doubted, Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal, Elijah was burned out, John the Baptist was a loudmouth, Martha was a worry-wart, Samson had long hair, Noah got drunk. Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? So did Peter as did Paul.” Continue reading

A BATTERING RAM OF LIBERALISM

ProLifeCorner- Beaumont, Alberta, Canada –  Our friend Mark Pickup has been inspiring us with his writings for many years.  Mark and his wife LaRee live in Canada and the problems they are facing regarding religious freedom and the murder of the pre-born child through state sponsored abortion and state sponsored euthanasia is as bad if not worse than here in the United States.  He gives an example of the relentless attacks on the rights of Christians to practice their religion, even within the walls of their own schools.  It is time for Christians of good will, priests, pastors, and Bishops to stand up and defend Christ and His church and say “enough is enough they have gone too far.” Let us return to the principles that this country was founded upon  and take the state sponsored religion of Secular Humanism out of our schools, and once again allow us to call upon the protection and the blessings of our God.  Continue reading