Censoring Saint Therese of Lisiuex: Five Things Unknown about the Little Flower; Crybaby and More!

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By TITO EDWARDS | Censoring Saint Thérèse: Five Things Unknown about Little Flower by Joe Sparks – BigPulpit.com

Pope Saint Pius X, “Pope of the Eucharist” – Jean M. Heimann, Catholic Fire

PopeWatch: China – Donald R. McClarey JD, The American… (2)

The Choral Year- Onward!

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For many of us, the choral year is about to start again.  To all the directors, accompanists, and singers,  here’s wishing everyone a year of musical growth and rich spiritual rewards of our hearts’ desire.  Thanks to those who, week after week, dedicate time and energy toward preparing the sacred music.  Welcome to the newbies, those experienced singers joining a choir, and the veterans of many seasons.   With joy and sacrifice, we accomplish a great work of love for God!

This year, let’s sing with hearts decided on loving The Lord and His Church, in a way that is deeply joyful and courageous.  Let us be all the more fierce in our resolve, in solidarity with suffering Christians of our times.  Sing strong and carry them in all your prayers.  Where false religion hides behind masks and cowardly- heinously!- terrorizes the innocents, destroying all in its path, let our True Faith shine brightly, building up the weary, heartening the confused, and pointing all to the Heart of Jesus.

Many would say that we have a small part to play in the drama of our times.  But what a glorious task- to praise God, to make Him known!  This choral year, may God give us an increase of love, and courage and joy needed to advance the gospel through our work in sacred music.  Onward!

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You Can’t Follow Jesus Without a Cross

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By Tom and April Hoopes | User’s Guide to Sunday, Aug. 31 |
Sunday, Aug. 31, is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

Mass Readings

Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27

 

Our Take

In the Gospel, when… (3)

EXCLUSIVE: Pope Calls Iraqi Priest to Express His Closeness to Persecuted Christians

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Pope Francis has telephoned an Iraqi priest working in a refugee camp in the war-torn northern part of the country to express his closeness to persecuted Christians in the region, ZENIT has learned. The Pope made the call after the priest, Father Behnam Benoka, sent a message to the Holy Father via the “Viber” me…

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Pre-Kindergarten 3 Year Olds Teacher’s Aide – St. Joan of Arc Catholic School (Jackson Heights, NY)

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PRE-KINDERGARTEN 3 YEAR OLDS TEACHER’S AIDE
Education: Elementary, PT Employee
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School (Jackson Heights, NY)

PRE-KINDERGARTEN 3 YEAR OLDS TEACHER’S AID NEEDED FOR QUEENS NEW YORK CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL Per diem position, 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m., beginning first week of September to end of June. $72 a day before taxes (minimum wage). Total number of days needed: 180. Since per diem, no summer pay and summer does not make you eligible for unemployment. Salary is paid September to June. Pay issued on 15th and 30th of each month. Since it’s per diem, no sick days provided. When you are out of work, you are not paid for that day. IDEAL FOR COLLEGE STUDENT EARNING BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN EDUCATION. Great way to gain experience, complete observation hours, & possibly student teaching requirements. H.S. diploma required. Professional dress required at all times. No tight clothing. No jeans. No sneakers. No t-shirts. Will be on feet all day. Supervise children at lunch, play time, snack time, bathroom time. Teach smaller groups of children under direction of Lead Teacher. Be able to follow detailed instructions from lead teacher. Two buildings on campus. Older building dating back to the 1900s. No elevators, 6 flights of steps with 15 steps each. Must be able to climb steps multiple times a day. Supervision of After School room, hallway supervision, Title I students waiting in hallway for classes to begin, door supervision at the beginning and end of the day. Background check done by school. When cleared, child abuse workshop must be attended even if DOE workshop was attended. Email cover letter and resume in MS Word 93-20013 or as a PDF as an attachment only. Three professional references required. No friends. No relatives for references. Resumes in context of emails will not be considered. In Subject line put Pre-K 3 TEACHERS AID. Interviews will be scheduled the week of September 2, 2014. This position can get your “foot in the door” and lead to other positions in the school as they open up. Principal tends to hire from within. You have to want to work in a Catholic environment and be comfortable taking children to church, teaching them how to pray, and being a role model in a very religious environment. You will be interviewed by Pre-K 3 teachers. Both Pre-K 3 Lead Teachers will be your direct supervisors. “Team player” characterizes an important trait needed for this position. School close to 7, E, F, M trains and Q 32 bus. Even though not all our students are practicing Catholics, we prefer a practicing Catholic.
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Register Radio – Common Core and St. Mary Magdalen College President George Harne

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By Sarah Reinhard | This week on Register Radio Jeanette De Melo discusses Common Core and Catholic school with Register correspondent Charlotte Hays and Cardinal Newman Society's Dan Guernsey.  In our second half Dan Burke continues the… (12)

PBS raked over decision to air late-term abortion film

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Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2014 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life advocates have strongly objected to PBS' decision broadcast the documentary “After Tiller,” saying it wrongly downplays the “gravely unjust” and deadly nature of abortion.

“When we hear PBS talk about 'humanizing' late-term abortionists, we wonder: who is 'humanizing' the viable babies these men and women kill?” Lila Rose, president of the investigative group Live Action, told CNA Aug. 29.

“Will PBS show programming in this vein, or will it just take taxpayer dollars to boost Big Abortion?”

“The abortion process is barbaric and gravely unjust at any stage, as it results in the intentional killing of an innocent, helpless human being,” she added. “But late-term abortions are particularly visually nauseating: in most procedures, abortionists will stab babies' hearts or skulls with a thick needle containing digoxin, a toxin that induces a massive heart attack.”

“Then they will let the child float, dead, in his mother's womb, and send the mother home for several days, possibly to deliver her dead child alone.”

PBS is airing the 2013 documentary as part of its POV series. The broadcaster is promoting the 2013 documentary as “a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas.”
 
The documentary will air on Labor Day and will be available on the PBS website through Oct. 1.
 
The PBS website encourages viewers to organize a “premiere party” for the documentary and provides lesson plans to guide discussions.

Rose said that hundreds of pro-life advocates have criticized the decision to air the documentary. Several have organized petitions protesting PBS’ decision to broadcast the film.

One user-submitted petition at CitizenGo.com gained more than 18,000 signatures within one day calling on PBS to cancel the showing or “give equal time to a documentary that shows third-trimester abortions from the opposite perspective.”

Rose contended that the decision to broadcast the documentary reveals PBS as “a publicly funded abortion propaganda organ – in direct violation of fundamental human rights.”

She said that Live Action investigations have uncovered “horrific abuses” in U.S. abortion facilities.

The group’s investigations send undercover journalists into abortion clinics to film how doctors and staff treat women, including those they believe to be underage girls who are seeking abortions. Some investigations have exposed late-term abortionists' willingness to let babies who survive abortions die. Other investigations have exposed abortion clinic staffers voicing a willingness to avoid mandatory reporting laws in cases of possible statutory rape.
 
“The abortion industry puts profit above all other motives, and is willing to lie, injure and kill mothers, and rampantly slaughter innocent children to keep its multi-billion-dollar enterprise afloat,” Rose said.

She charged that LeRoy Carhart, a Nebraska abortionist profiled in the documentary, left a woman to die alone during a late-term abortion procedure that lasted several days.

“She suffered complications and could not get in touch with him because he had left the state and turned off his phone,” Rose said.

Montgomery County, Maryland officials declined to press charges for the February 2013 death, which involved a New York woman 33 weeks pregnant. She died from complications in an abortion that Carhart performed. Tiller’s murder drew vocal condemnation from Catholic leaders and other pro-life advocates.

In her remarks, Rose was also clear to reject violence against those who perform abortions.

“Our goal is to change hearts and minds – even those of abortionists – and persuade all people through logic, scientific evidence, and heartfelt personal stories that all human life is precious, with inherent dignity, and deserves to be protected.”
 

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When Reagan and Ratzinger Teamed Up on Faith and Hope

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By PAUL KENGOR | Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI almost a year after the June 2004 death of Ronald Reagan.

I don’t know if Ratzinger and Reagan ever met, though there’s a chance they did during one of Reagan’s visits to the… (17)

Mt:25:14-30 Share Your Master’s Joy

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Saturday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time

BY:  JENNIFER BURGIN


Jesus told his disciples this parable:“A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one– to each according to his ability….”
In my high school Physics class, a major part of our grade included completing an egg drop assignment.  The premise involved designing a protective barrier between an egg and the ground so when dropped from a two story roof the egg remained intact.  We were given a few weeks to create a suitable design fulfilling dimension and size requirements.  A prize went to the successful student who’s egg didn’t break.  I remember driving over to Michaels craft store to look for materials.  I decided on a fairly simple design:  Wrap the egg inside a round Styrofoam container used for fake flowers. The day of the egg drop I was terribly nervous.  It was my senior year and my top-ten GPA meant everything.  I simply could not afford a bad grade in Physics because of a broken egg.
What a cold February morning when our Physics class walked up to the school’s roof to start the egg drop challenge.  I remember seeing splat after splat.  Everybody’s egg broke.  When it came my turn, I carefully dropped my Styrofoam ball from the roof.  After the egg fell we inspected it  to find not one crack!  In fact, my egg was the only one in the class that didn’t break.  I won a movie gift certificate as the prize.  Everybody was surprised, including the teacher, that a simple Styrofoam ball was insulating enough to protect the egg.
Just think:  Simply trusting in Jesus and following his Way, Truth and Life protects our souls from breakage.  The Lord acts as a protective shell around our fragile and vulnerable hearts.  We can entrust our darkest secrets, intimate desires, and worries with Him.  He will not allow us to completely crack and fall apart.  In fact, God blesses us with gifts each and every day.  It’s up to us to use them wisely.
Five, Two, One….According to Ability  Instead of three, two, one like a typical countdown  it’s five, two, one;  the number of talents the Master gives to his servants.  I find it interesting  the wicked servant is only given the one talent according to his ability. The Master must have not expected a whole lot from him to begin with. Why does the master get so upset then? Why bother giving the third servant any talents?
 The Master of the talents desires to entrust his possessions with all of his servants equally and according to their individual abilities.  He hoped his servants would listen to his request, protecting and properly investing the talents.  However, the wicked servant allowed fear to take over. Burying his one solid gift  is like burying his head in the sand.  He doesn’t have to think about it or realize it’s value.  He can simply walk away – out of sight and out of mind.  It’s not his money anyway.  Why take the risk of possibly upsetting the demanding Master if he loses the one talent?  It’s easier just to bury it away than to trade it up for something more profitable.
God does not want us to bury our gifts in the sand!  He wants us to use them to the fullest, evangelizing and spreading the good news . Desire to share in His eternal joy!
Share Your Master’s Joy  We may not realize this, but God gives us gifts on a daily basis.  They may appear small and insubstantial; however, all we need to do is take the time to notice and cherish them.  For me, a smile is one such beautiful gift.  I think of the smile of a child playing with a toy, the smile of someone laughing, or the smile when a friend greets another friend.  When I’m having a rough day, a smile brings warmth back into my heart.  When I’m feeling down, a smile brings happiness back to mind.  Some people are blessed with a positive attitude and a habitual smile that’s infectious!  It’s almost as if God sends such persons to continuously spread joy to others. Joy is what makes life worth living. Sharing our joy keeps fear at bay and helps us recognize our gifts and talents, using them for the benefit of all of God’s Kingdom.
‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters,
I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’

This meditation was written by Jennifer Burgin.  Please visit her blog:  Jennifer’s Spectrum of Spirituality

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This Quote from Saint John Paul II is a Must Read for Every Father

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By Matthew Archbold | In our world today, the role of fatherhood has become less clear. Some even question whether fathers are necessary at all. With five kids I've been wondering recently if I do enough or more accurately am I raising my children… (18)

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