Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Composed by Pope Benedict XVI: Lord Jesus, You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood render us participants in divine Life and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life; We adore and bless you. Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life, truly present and alive among us, we beg you. Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life, make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb the miraculous work of the Creator, open our hearts to generously welcoming every child that comes into life. Bless all families, sanctify the union of spouses, render fruitful their love. Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies with the light of your Spirit, so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect the sacred nature of life, of every human life. Guide the work of scientists and doctors, so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person, and no one endures suppression or injustice. Give creative charity to administrators and economists, so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions so that young families can serenely embrace the birth of new children. Console the married couples who suffer because they are unable to have children and in Your goodness provide for them. Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children, so they may experience the warmth of your Charity, the consolation of your divine Heart. Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer, in whose womb you took on our human nature, we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Savior, the strength to love and serve life, in anticipation of living forever in You, in communion with the Blessed Trinity.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
After reading this report in the Daily Mail, one can only wonder if the happy couple William and Kate have any regrets after their 8 year courtship. A different young woman in England says this: ‘Neither my GP nor anyone else suggested I might have the baby. I expected to feel relief after the termination. Instead, I felt grief and huge self-loathing. I’d ended a life. ‘Since then, I’ve endured terrible periods of depression. It’s even negatively affected my sex life. It’s as if I’m punishing myself for my actions.’ Although 56 per cent of women say they do not regret their abortions, many are, it seems, beset by a complex amalgam of emotions after them. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1329999/Why-women-risk-night-stands-casual-affairs-views-abortion.html#ixzz15Sh4dQH5
Saturday, November 13, 2010
People have been noticing Obama’s vanity for a long time. In 2008, one of his Harvard Law classmates, the entertainment lawyer Jackie Fuchs, explained what Obama was like during his school days: “One of our classmates once famously noted that you could judge just how pretentious someone’s remarks in class were by how high they ranked on the ‘Obamanometer,’ a term that lasted far longer than our time at law school. Obama didn’t just share in class—he pontificated. He knew better than everyone else in the room, including the teachers. ” Read it all in the Weekly Standard.