On the Appian Way
Is it fear
of the Cross
that you run
from the Appian Way?
Is it easier
oh, so much easier
to strain out the gnat
yet swallow the fly?
Are you scared
of the Cross
at the end
of the Appian Way?
Hold His hand
Make a stand
Act like a man
on the Appian Way.
face a cross,
at the end of
the Appian Way!
By Catholic Glasses
October 15, 2006
Feast of St. Therese of Avila
Humane Society of the US is a National Scam Artist Group. Instead give to your local Pet Shelter.
Boy oh boy, did I need to laugh, when I stumbled upon this video, today. God sure does know how to lighten up my day. Hope you like it too. It’s a hoot!
1. A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
2. Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
3. Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
4. A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
5. Weakness or fatigue
6. Unexplained weight loss
“Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they’ll likely vary, depending on the cancer’s size and location in your large intestine.”
When to see a doctor
“If you notice any symptoms of colon cancer, such as blood in your stool or a persistent change in bowel habits, make an appointment with your doctor.”
My Two Cents Worth
My mom had colon cancer and it is carried in the mother’s mitochondria to any daughters she may have. My mom had 5 daughters.
“Group pigmentation” in both eyes is an indication that a person may get this disease. It is not easy to hear, but I mention it, in case colon cancer runs in your family. It’s best to know, because early detection can save lives.
Use the closed captioning button (CC), on your YouTube Video Viewer to “read” this US Censored discussion between China’s Chen Guangcheng and this U.S. Republican Congressman Rep. Chris Smith. Seems Obama censors the news, just like China does. God bless Obama. Seems to me, that God allowed Chen Guangcheng, to upstage China and Obama’s President’s trade agreement. Isn’t that like God, to weigh in on the right side, so subtly?
“Another tragedy with our schools is the introduction of sex-education. Today priests and bishops are telling us that mandatory sex education in schools is good and necessary for children to keep up with the times – even those who have not even reached the age of puberty. The result has been disastrous. There is an extremely high incidence of teenage pregnancy, of abortions obtained by teenagers, and of sexually transmitted diseases. Sex education has been the instrument used in our schools to advance everything from contraception and abortion to the acceptance of homosexuality.”
“Contrary to conventional wisdom, sex-education should be left to parents because they know their children well and can impart the proper knowledge to them at the proper time. Parents are also able to educate their children better than teachers can, because they are more able to pay attention to the complete education of their children which involves a well rounded schooling in the virtues of chastity, good judgement, justice, courage and self-control. It is in the family primarily that children acquire, or fail to acquire, the virtues.”
“Bishops who countenance sex education in schools quite probably tell themselves that if the instruction is given under Catholic auspices, it will be given “the right way.” But there is no right way to give explicit sex instruction to children who are mentally and emotionally unready for it. There is no right way to give information in groups that should be given privately. There is no right way for an outsider to assume a role which belongs particularly to the parents. This is why Pope Pius XII, in an address on September 23, 1951, insisted that only parents should give sex education. More recently Pope John Paul II, in his Apostolic Exhortation on the Role of the Christian Family (in 1981) said that the right and duty of parents to give education is essential, original and primary.”
My Two Cents Worth
The rest of that article, I disagree with only in part. Yes, kids need to be schooled heavily in Catholicism. However; if they face a world that is very diverse, they are going to need at least a basic knowledge of how to defend their faith to other religions and to be able to spot the kernels of truth in them as well as the lies that make their faith incomplete.
If Catholicism is presented wrongly it will not be accepted. Thus, my rant in my last posting, on WordPress.
My son had a Catholic High School Religion Teacher, who told his 10th Grade Religion class:
“Some theologians say, in a cautious and tentative way, that a stable homosexual relationship is a viable alternative, to chastity.”
My Son’s class was taught that condoms would cure HIV/AIDS. I knew otherwise. I did a research paper, in college, that said the failure rate of condoms have been proven not to stop STD’s or HIV.
This Catholic BS 101 was taught to minors, 10th Grade Catholic High School Religion Class Students. It was so evil. It’s called a “public scandal” in Catholic Canon Law.
“Whoever causes one of these little ones, who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come! (Matthew 18:6-7)
I personally, reprimanded that evil teacher and the principal of that high school. Then, I made an appointment to talk, to former Father Leonard B, at the Diocesan Chancery. He photocopied the handout, that my son showed me. Several years later, Father B was defrocked, for a crime, involving a minor.
So, I guess I barked up the wrong tree.
Several of us parents who complained got swept under the rug, with our kids, in the hopes we’d just get lost.
My sons got free Catholic Education in high school. Big deal! It wasn’t Catholic Education! It was heresy and apostasy claiming to be Catholicism.
I wish to God, I would have kept my sons, in Public Schools.
At least Public Schools honored my God-given parental rights and agreed to let me opt my kids out, of their sex education classes.
I am surprised that; this diocese did not fire this Teacher, who taught gay lies, to minors. All they have to do is look, in their diocesan files, on me: under “L” or “M.” Or look up the complaint lodged at that supposedly Catholic High School.
My eldest son was so shocked. And, I addressed his concerns. Yet, my son and I were disappointed, that the Diocese did nothing but reward that Religion Teacher, with a green light, to continue on, in his career.
However God and I know that religion teacher should not have furthered his career, in the Catholic Church.
When Catholics, in the Catholic Church, force feed our children the homosexual agenda and gay lies in a Catholic Classroom: is there any wonder why they leave Christ or His Catholic Church?
These kids’ bodies grow, but inside they are stunted in their faith and scattered, from their God and His Fold.
I always say,
“If it weren’t for Catholics, I think there would be more Catholics.”
Battering and scattering the flock occasioned much of the push-back from Catholics or former Catholics in the last 10 years.
In looking for a Google Image, for this post, I found this one. It proves my point, that serious sins taught as okay to do, to children or teens has had a negative trajectory, on the lives of the adults, that they become.
This Google Image should be a “wake up call” to the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops). Let’s hope so.
I am disappointed that the Pope did not mention the fact, that there was a breakdown, in teaching “orthodoxy;” in the Catholic Schools Systems.
Sweeping these sins under the rug or white-washing this failure; to teach true Catholicism, will only serve to perpetuate career-advancing, but provably bad Catholic teachers; whether they are: Lay Catholic Teachers, Religious or Clerics.
If the Church does not expose these wounds to air – and – work to actively debris these wounds – then this can only mean it will not be addressed, and will only continue to fester. It won’t get fixed, until it’s looked at, and admitted to, and worked through, together in respectful dialogue. NOT forced psychotherapy geared to demean the victims of clerical or catholic sexual misconduct, on themselves or children….even if that conduct was only verbal….it is still wrong: because intrinsic evil was taught to teens as good, when it was really bad.
“Woe to those who call evil, good and good, evil.”
(I guess === Jesus was talking to them, big time!)
Let’s hope that it’s sooner rather than later. A more honest approach; is to look at where “they” failed kids, in their Catholic Schools.
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI
TO THE BISHOPS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(REGIONS X-XIII) ON THEIR “AD LIMINA” VISIT
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Dear Brother Bishops,
I greet all of you with affection in the Lord and I offer you my prayerful good wishes for a grace-filled pilgrimage ad limina Apostolorum. In the course of our meetings I have been reflecting with you and your Brother Bishops on the intellectual and cultural challenges of the new evangelization in the context of contemporary American society. In the present talk, I wish to address the question of religious education and the faith formation of the next generation of Catholics in your country.
Before all else, I would acknowledge the great progress that has been made in recent years in improving catechesis, reviewing texts and bringing them into conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Important efforts are also being made to preserve the great patrimony of America’s Catholic Elementary and High Schools, which have been deeply affected by changing demographics and increased costs, while at the same time ensuring that the education they provide remains within the reach of all families, whatever their financial status. As has often been mentioned in our meetings, these schools remain an essential resource for the new evangelization, and the significant contribution that they make to American society as a whole ought to be better appreciated and more generously supported.
On the level of higher education, many of you have pointed to a growing recognition on the part of Catholic colleges and universities of the need to reaffirm their distinctive identity in fidelity to their founding ideals and the Church’s mission in service of the Gospel. Yet much remains to be done, especially in such basic areas as compliance with the mandate laid down in Canon 812 for those who teach theological disciplines.
The importance of this canonical norm as a tangible expression of ecclesial communion and solidarity in the Church’s educational apostolate becomes all the more evident when we consider the confusion created by instances of apparent dissidence between some representatives of Catholic institutions and the Church’s pastoral leadership: such discord harms the Church’s witness and, as experience has shown, can easily be exploited to compromise her authority and her freedom.
It is no exaggeration to say that providing young people with a sound education in the faith represents the most urgent internal challenge facing the Catholic community in your country.
The deposit of faith is a priceless treasure which each generation must pass on to the next by winning hearts to Jesus Christ and shaping minds in the knowledge, understanding and love of His Church.
Read more here: Papal Address to the US Bishops in Regions X-XIII