Ascension/Mother’s Day Homily

ProLifeCorner-  We recently received this Mother’s Day homily from a good friend. He speaks of the awesomeness of mothers and their role in the family, and yet does so in a lighthearted way. And then he brings us back to the celebration of Jesus’ Ascension into heaven. Enjoy, and may our Lord richly bless all of the Mothers who give their selfless love to all their children.

Ascension/Mother’s Day Homily

Good morning!  Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord in Heaven!  On the Solemnity of the Ascension, the Church does not merely commemorate an historical event in the life of Christ. Rather, on this day, the Church celebrates Christ’s physical departure from time and space, to His glorification with God the Father in eternity.

Each and every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered daily around the world is a celebration and re-enactment of Christ’s glorification.  By glorification, I mean His life and ministry, His suffering, His death, His resurrection, AND His Ascension into heaven!

Moreover, the Ascension of Jesus into heaven is a definitive sign and symbol of His glorious Second Coming and the end of time on the last day. The Ascension is Jesus’ legacy.  But, Jesus Christ will return to the earth in the same manner as He left it. When the risen Lord returns again in glory, God’s will for mankind will be fulfilled.

The Ascension is also an impending sign of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, which the Church will celebrate next week! Continue reading

BEETHOVEN AND MOTHER’S DAY

ProLifeCorner- Beaumont, Alberta, Canada – Mark Pickup-  On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court in my country of Canada struck down the nations laws against assisted suicide. In a unanimous decision the high court ruled that physician assisted suicide should be available for any “Irremediable” medical condition (including illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering and is intolerable in the circumstances of his or her condition.”  This could encompass psychological pain. The high court felt that available treatments need not be taken. If Ludwig van Beethoven lived today in Canada, can you see how he might be at risk of being assisted in his suicide?  Continue reading

Pope Joins March For Life

ProLifeCorner.com- By Frank Munda-  All of us at the ProLifeCorner would like to wish all mothers out there a joyous and happy Mother’s Day.  We can think of no vocation on Earth that is more important and more beautiful than that of being a Mother.

Those of you who have been involved in the pro-life movement for many years can appreciate the joy and excitement that was felt when Pope Francis showed up at a pro-life march today.  Those of you who have labored to promote the culture of life by praying at your local abortion mill can appreciate this thought.  Can you imagine praying at one of the many Planned Parenthood killing centers in America, looking over to your side and seeing your local Bishop or Cardinal praying beside you?  Oh how that would lift your heart; your spirit would soar with the eagles.  Continue reading