good fishing day

husband and his son are out fishing. They must be getting some pretty good bites or they’d have been back by now.As soon as i hear the phone ring going to put on the rigatoni and husband’s homemade tomato sauce.Fresh from his own garden tomatoes too.

A little dizzy so i thought instead of writing a whole new post i would sign off with a repost from an entry in another blog and lay down till they get home.

It’s a little intro:

in case no one noticed a lot of the topix are about Obama,politics and Obama and more politix.Many of the topics are secular. Don’t take it a sign that’s where my heart is. A heads up: AM CATHOLIC first and foremost. Before Republican…before tea party…before independent. The way i vote is directly guided by my Catholic faith. I make no apologies. I know the Church has had scandals and they were terrible. They were dealt with. I know some in the hierarchy made mistakes,made bad judgment calls and even covered up. They shouldn’t have. I do know the Church,particularly Benedict the XVI,finally removed the filth(as Pope Emeritus Benedict put it)from the Church.
Jesus said the gates of hell (evil)would not triumph over His Church. He didn’t promise it wouldn’t exist and He didn’t say your church(such as a local parish or diocese).
My pov then comes from my faith. I don’t cease to be Catholic in the voting booth nor on this blog no matter what topic it covers.
I was for a very long time a lapsed Catholic.You don’t live what you profess to believe it’s called lapsed ;if not hypocritical. I was on the liberal side of the fence. It took some time to realize that hedonism was a dead end. Hedonism seeks pleasure.It’s self centered. It has nowhere to go. It’s why they call it SEEKING pleasure. It’s an end in itself.
So i know very well where liberalism comes from.The arguments(they’re lame). I also know what it means to fall from grace and end up with the pigs out in the world. I also know what it means to be the prodigal daughter.
I do not always do a good job of owning up to my faults.Working on that.
It’s not easy to face yourself as you really are sometimes. I don’t see myself as others see me and I’m sure their ‘sizing up’ is a lot different than mine. From time to time i do try to take a look in the mirror.

One thing i do know with certainty: God is the good,true and beautiful and it’s hard to find Him these days in the ugly and crass world we live in.That’s where the Catholic Church comes in.
IF you’re a lapsed Catholic reading this pls come home. Begin with Confession. You will not regret it.Don’t be afraid either. If i can walk into the confessional with my past ANYONE can!! You walk out as fresh as the day you were baptized. It’s wonderful.Look at it this way; I wasn’t embarrased or ashamed when i was committing the sin-Satan always convinces us it’s not so bad. Then we decide we WANT to go to Confession he shows up again and REMINDS us of  how terrible we were.Then we’re ashamed. Be the prodigal. Jesus waits.

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Just When

Just when i begin to get the naggy feeling that we have real problems in our life there is a small shot of grace that says,better have a second look.

Illness can drag one down. Financial difficulties can bring people down too. You wonder how you’re going to make it through the month you’re facing.

Sometimes you think there is that something special you’d like to do but you seem to be a tad short on cash and just can’t-disappointment.

There are a lot of very serious problem in life that can be very weighty. It isn’t hard to start thinking how can we bear one more day?

It’s at these times i think we can be smacked upside the head with the realization someone out there has it far worse.

For instance today, I saw footage of the tornado victims. How scary that had to be.Then there’s the wounded warrior coming home from battle. He or she is so wounded that their life is turned upside down.

We get news about someone we know that desperately needs our prayers because they are facing an illness that is devastating.

PLS keep in your prayers a former parish priest of ours facing cancer.There is someone in our family-distant relative but  family nonetheless-who is suffering from an inoperable brain tumor and has a family he might leave behind. He’s only in his 50’s. Then there is the niece of a friend of mine

“She has what is known as a pseudotumor.  She has all the symptoms of a brain tumor but no actual turmor.  She’s been having fierce headaches, violent seizures, twitching movements, numbness and tingling in her face and arms, and vision difficulites. What is actually happening is that cerebrospinal fluid is building up in her brain and mimicking the symptoms of a brain tumor because the excess fluid is putting pressure on the brain the same way a tumor would.  They are trying to control this with medication at this point but if that doesn’t work out she’ll have to have surgery to install a shunt to remove the excess fluid from her brain.”

I am especially seeking ppl to pray,privately of course,  for the intercession of Bishop Sheen.


Reid gives Senate lecture on civility | Fox News

The Democratic honcho who spent the last several days ridiculing House Speaker John Boehner as a pawn of the Tea Party gave his own chamber a lecture on civility Friday.

Senate Majority Harry Reid, in an unusual aside in the midst of a tense debate over the budget impasse, took to the floor to remind lawmakers about the rules of decorum. Guidance like: Senators should not address each other by their first names, they should address each other in the third person … and so on.

“We all have to understand that these rules create a little bit of distance so senators are more likely to debate ideas and less likely to talk about personalities,” Reid said. “And if we do that, we maintain a more civil decorum as a result. So I bring this matter to the attention of senators because we’ve fallen out of this habit. It’s gotten worse the last month or so.”

The reminder comes after Reid spent Thursday taunting Boehner as a coward who is singlehandedly keeping the partial government shutdown in force.

via Reid gives Senate lecture on civility | Fox News.

Catholic priests in military face arrest for celebrating Mass

Catholic priests in military face arrest for celebrating Mass

By Todd Starnes

The U.S. military has furloughed as many as 50 Catholic chaplains due to the partial suspension of government services, banning them from celebrating weekend Mass. At least one chaplain was told that if he engaged in any ministry activity, he would be subjected to disciplinary action. [Let’s put this in the customary terms liberals always use when in a debate. The First Gay President’s administration wants to HURT people. They are determined to increase pain for the sake of their political agenda. They are gang members in a town they have overrun. They are mafia thugs who shakedown businesses and blackmail people. There. Now liberals will shout “FOUL!” and demand that we turn down the rhetoric and embrace civility, even as they incessantly use terms exactly like that for their opponents.]

“In very practical terms it means Sunday Mass won’t be offered,” Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services told me. “If someone has a baptism scheduled, it won’t be celebrated.”

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The Archdiocese for the Military Services tells me the military installations impacted are served by non-active-duty priests who were hired as government contractors. As a result of a shortage of active duty Catholic chaplains, the government hires contract priests.

via Fr. Z’s Blog | Once named: What Does The Prayer Really Say? – Commentary on Catholic issues & slavishly accurate liturgical translations – by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf o{]:¬).


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