‘LENT. Our journey to become more like Christ. ‘
On our own we cannot live the life God intends for us. like Abraham, our lives can produce great fruit only if we follow God in faith. This week, pray for the grace to follow God with strong faith. Pray also to see the poor in our midst so that we may assist them, for the fruit of faith is love. Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl supports programs that help the most vulnerable in communities in Indonesia and around the world.
PRAY EACH DAY.
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend , with your help, to do penance, to sin no more and avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. His name, my God, have mercy. AMEM.
Story by David Roeder -SunTimes
Worrycontinue as the earthquake in Japan and nuclear plant disaster continues, people in the United State worry about a similar problem here at home .Four of the Illinois reactors have the same design as in Fukushima . Those reactors are produced by General Electric Company . This from the Energy Institute, the U.S. Trade group for the industry. Could this happen here in America?
For U. S-based experts in nuclear energy, nuclear energy, the issues is can our plant hold up to an earthquake and a similar disaster. Most U.S. Reactors can hold up only a four-hour blackouts David Lochbaum a nuclear engineer. They also have check s to prevent a spill and have shutoffs to prevent a problem.
Chairman John Rowe said its plants are safe. ” Particularly given the different seismic patterns in our regions and the absence of tsunami type events. The company said its plant have numerous and redundant safety systems but would work with regulators to use lessons learned from Japan. He said. There are about years of track record of nuclear plants. People can look back and make their own judgements about.
This writer came across a top inspector with Exelon not too long ago and I asked him about this? He said that they have months expectations and drills to handle the problem in a professional manner. The plants have better construction also to hold up to the ever so earthquakes we get in the Mid-West . That is good to hear. Don’t need that here or anywere in the United States.
SEE WWW.SUNTIMES.COM for more on this.
“BUT NOW, SAYS THE LORD, WHO CREATED YOU, AND FORMED YOU, FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU: I HAVE CALLED YOU BY NAME:YOU ARE MINE. FOR I AM THE LORD, YOUR GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, YOU SAVIOR. YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN MY EYES AND GLORIOUS, AND BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU.” God speed to the good people of Japan, our people at war, and the pope!
Today, congress will decide on ending the funding for the NPR ( National Public Radio.) What is your opinion? Should this happen. I feel that money being tight, we have to cut back someplace just as you or I would on stuff we can’t afford. Maybe NPR maybe able to get backing as a regular national network as CBS or NBC? I do believe that the freedom of speech apply however. They be more to the left but do have rights to have a say on matters of our nation. That is what our country is about.