Xu Guanghui is one of many economic migrants who are strangers in their own homes, but the flood heading east is ebbing as development spreads west. He had not seen his family for two years when he sat down for a celebratory feast in Luzhou , Sichuan province. The 34-hour bus journey, like a tourist, over bumpy roads to get to his family from his…
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office said in a statement.
The Republican-backed Whole Woman's Health Funding Priority Act cuts off funding for family planning and health services delivered by Planned Parenthood clinics and other organizations offering abortions.
"By signing this measure into law I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds for abortion," Brewer said in a statement.
Natural History Museums Misled School Children Source:
Audio Visual Consultants Inc. Dated: Apr 10, 2012
Natural history museums have systematically withheld the most important fossils from their dinosaur displays. Were you aware that modern animals such as parrots, owls and ducks were found with dinosaurs? How about opossums and hedgehogs?
When you take your 10-year-old son or daughter to a museum, your child will probably never see these animals in the dinosaur displays even though paleontologists have known this information for years.
It is a silent weekend retreat, using St Ignatius of Loyola’s “Spiritual Exercises.”
“Queen of the Family offers retreats for men, women, youth, and families. Our retreats are based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and consist of guided meditations, Mass, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction. We also have activities for the youth including summer camps and mission opportunities for girls and young women.”
If it does not cost too much, I may try to do this retreat, this summer.
Gospel John 14:21-26
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever has My Commandments and observes them is the one who loves Me. Whoever loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.”
Judas, not the Iscariot, (St Jude) said to him,
“Master, then what happened that you will reveal yourself to us
and not to the world?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Whoever loves Me will keep My Word,
and my Father will love him,
and We will come to him and make Our Dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love Me does not keep My Words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent Me.
“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit
whom the Father will send in My Name–
He will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas reinforces what Jesus says, in his Summa Theologica. He writes a lot, about the indwelling of the Most Holy Trinity, in our souls, when we are in the State of Grace.
Still relevant information.
Prayer to St. Christopher
O Glorious St. Christopher you have inherited a beautiful name, Christbearer, as a result of the wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you also carried the Child Jesus. Teach us to be true Christbearers to those who do not know Him. Protect all of us that travel both near and far and petition Jesus to be with us always. Amen.