Creation vs Evolution

Creation vs Evolution 

ProLifeCorner-  A good friend of the ProLifeCorner sent us this. He presented it as a homily to his congregation. I see it as one of the best articles that I have read in recent years on this subject. The half truths and the lies that our secular school system puts forth is a betrayal of responsibility to educate our children. Instead of reporting all the scientific facts, they choose to teach only what promotes their agenda and disregard any facts that contradict their spin.

I hope this article inspires you as much as it has inspired me.

Sincerely Frank J Munda

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Creation vs Evolution

“The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.”

In his book Confessions, St. Augustine describes his search for truth:

“What is this God?” I asked the earth and it answered, ‘I am not He,’ and all things that are in the earth made the same confession. Then I asked the sea and the deeps and the creeping things, and they answered, ‘We are not  your God; seek higher…’ Continue reading

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

The Resurrection of the Body vs Transexualism

The Resurrection of the Body vs Transexualism

“That the dead will rise, even Moses made (that) known in the passage about the bush, …”

Since he was a boy, the painter Henri Matisse would visit the great Pierre-Auguste Renoir every week, taking in everything he could from the great master. When Renoir contracted arthritis, Matisse began to come every day to bring food, brushes and paint, and anything else Renoir needed

One day, Matisse watched as Renoir groaned in pain while making a simple but exact brush stroke. Finally, the young would-be artist could no longer stand watching his mentor suffer.

“Master,” Matisse asked, “your work is already vast and important. Why keep torturing yourself like this?”

“Very simple,” Renoir answered. “The pain passes; but the beauty remains.” Continue reading

Samaritan Woman at the Well: A Different Perspective

Samaritan Woman at the Well: A Different Perspective

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The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, I can see that you are a prophet? Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain; but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.”

In 1923, the Jewish theologian Martin Buber wrote an immensely influential little book entitled I and Thou. Buber’s main point is that there are two ways of relating to other people in our lives: We can see them as objects to be used – what Buber calls an “I-it” relationship; or we can see others as having feelings, dreams and needs as real and as important as our own that can be the basis for dialogue and relationship – an “I-Thou” relationship.

In his memoirs, Buber tells the story of how he came to his theory of I-Thou and I-It. When he was a professor of philosophy at a university in Germany, a young student came to see him. The student had received his draft notice to serve in the German army in World War I. He was a pacifist by nature and afraid of being killed in battle, but, at the same time, he was a loyal and fiercely patriotic German. He asked Buber what he should do: serve his country and risk being killed or claim conscientious objector status and perhaps leave another young man to be killed in his place. Continue reading

Poverty, Employment and Marriage

Poverty, Employment and Marriage. Love your neighbor by reducing poverty

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno

       Jesus Christ admonished us to love our neighbor. One way of doing that is by reducing poverty in our country. There has been an increasing concern in recent years about the growing poverty in the United States, our decreasing middle class and fewer traditional families. Not unexpectedly, all of these are interconnected.

       Numerous programs and plans have been suggested or put in place in recent decades to deal with these problems. They range from secular charity programs to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development administered by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. However, many of these programs have come under fire because they tend to deal with the effects of the problem instead of dealing with the causes of poverty and trying to reduce or eliminate it. Continue reading

The Resurrection of the Body

ProLifeCorner.com- 11/12/2013- This homily, from Nov 10th, on the surface, may not appear to be pro-life but there are theological underpinnings on the teachings of the “Resurrection of the Body” that have pro-life ramifications. The movement towards the theological and philosophical arguments which state that the body and soul do not have a natural union, lead to the practical effect of gender change (aka trans-sexuality and cross-dressing, etc.).    The argument is the old Docetist heresy that Jesus was a spirit and had no body, and therefore the body is evil (and not a temple of the Holy Spirit)!  The Manicheans as well as the Albigensians had ties to this school of flawed thought!  The arguments against the natural union of body and soul is heretical.  Continue reading