‘JOLIET DIOCESAN PRO-LIFE PRAYER BREAKFAST AND CONFERENCE. ‘

Report from Christ Is Our Hope .

August,2011

   A morning of prayer, fellowship and formation for those interested in pro-life issues will be held on August 20, 2011 at Saint Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield from 800- 1200 Noon.  The guest speaker will be Father Denis Wilde, associate director of Priests For Life. Bishop Colon will also attend. Cost is 15.00. For more information, please call the Joliet Diocesan Office at 1-815-834-4065. Thank you.

  #Post abortion women and men are encouraged to attend the Rachel Vineyard weekend retreat held twice this year at St Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center in Romoville. The next retreat will be held Sept 9-11, beginning on that Friday evening at 600P.M. Contact Kay at 1886-944-4483. 

www.rachelvineyardbrochure.pdf

Also see Catholic Charities at

www.cc-doj.org

PROVIDING HELP. CREATING HOPE.

‘OBAMA BACKS BID TO END DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT!’

From the Chicago Tribune

07-19-2011

   ‘Washington-President Obama on Thursday endorsed a bill introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein D CA. that would repel the Defense Of Marriage Act , a 15-year-old law denying federal benefits for same-sex couples. Meanwhile in New York City, officials said that because of the overwhelming  number of applicants , a lottery will decide who will be allowed to marry Sunday, when a new law allowing same-sex marriages to go into effect. ‘

  In this writer’s opinion, call you U.S. senator now to tell him or her to VOTE NO  on a national repel. This is wrong and they know that if they have any soul .  

  If they do vote for this, remember this in the upcoming election day and vote them out as I will as a good Catholic! Go to www.congress.org today and act before it is too late to do anything later!

‘ PUT AMERICA FIRST WASHINGTON!’

  Listening to C-Span today, I find it very interesting that President Obama would veto a Republican Bill on the budget because it goes against The Frank  Bill in the house accord to the Hill newspaper. Obama even went as far as to tax the wealthy. He  then walked out of meetings as the talks went on upset at what he was hearing. Too bad for him.

 Put America first people! In short, we have to stop spending what we don’t have! Cuts in programs that suck the life out of America are a good idea. Welfare reform for those who are able to work but choose not to for example is a good start. 

   How can the  rich be punished for making money? That is how our country works. It top to bottom. That is our economy.  So I thought. Glad to see the Republicans and conservative Democrats hold Obama’s  feet to the fire so to speak. Someone has too. P.S. Will Trump run? We hope so.

‘SO YOU WANT TO BRING THEM HOME? ‘ WE SAY FINISH THE GOOD FIGHT AND NOT RUN AWAY!”

    As we heard, Pres. Obama will begin being home our troop by September in large numbers from the Middle East leaving the battle to someone else. The question here is, Who is going to fight terrorist? The UN.? PLEASE.  We pay for 75% of the UN and do the heavy lifting  and no help.  Nice if they would get other countries involved not a chance. If you will not take care of yourself, who will?

 The big question? Do we wish to fight terrorism there or  in New York, Chicago, or LA.? I for one don’t want this in the United States! In the Catholic American opinion, we should finish the good fight once and for all. It will not go away by running away from the problem. Plus they started it on September 11 by the way!   Take Washington out of the picture and let the generals do their work and win this one as we did in World War II  then bring our troops home!

‘ WHAT IS EVANGELIZATION? WHAT POPE BENEDICT HAVE TO SAY?’

EVANGELIZATION IS ROOTED IN A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS CHRIST.

‘ Christianity is not a new philosophy or new morality. We are Christians only if we encounter Christ…..Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One  do we really become Christians……. There fore, let us pray to the Lord to enlighten us  so that, in our world, HE will grant us the encounter with his presence, and  thus give us a lively faith, an open heart, and great charity for all, capable of renewing the world. ‘

EVANGELIZATION IS A MISSION OF THE CHURCH.

” We cannot keep to ourselves the word of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are ment for everyone, for every man and woman…. It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God grace, we ourselves have received’ —  Pope Benedict XVI Vacican City on September 3, 2008    Well put in the Catholic American’s opinion.

‘NEW ABORTION CURBS SIGNED IN IDAHO AND KANSAS.’

CHICAGO TRIBUNE REPORT-

‘Idaho’s governor said Thursday he signed into law a measure banning abortions after 30 weeks of pregnancy, making Idaho the third state  to enact such a late-term abortion prohibition.  Governor Butch Otto, a Republican said he signed the bill Wednesday.

  The new law is modeled after a 2010 Nebraska law which has not been challenged in court. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Wednesday banning abortions after 21 weeks in his  state.’

   As a Catholic and a Conservative Democrat, Good! Hope to see  this in Illinois. Although we have a parent notice before an abortion, it’s being challenged in court.  Judges using good sense to vote no on this one!

SEE DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE @

www.democratsforlife.org

PREISTS FOR LIFE@

  www.priestsfror

www.priestsforlife.org

HELP THE POOR@

WWW. LOUVES-FISHES.ORG

‘NATIONAL PRAYER DAY LAW OK, APPEALS COURT SAYS.’

From the Chicago SunTimes Paper

   A U.S. Appeals Court Thursday over turned a ruling that had found unconstitutional a law that required the president to proclaim a national day of prayer each year. The  7th  U.S. Court Of Appeals in Chicago said the group that brought the challenge. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had no standing to do so because the law commands only the president to take action.

  The court reversed a federal judge in Wisconsin and ordered the case to be dismissed. In the Opinion of the Catholic American good. It’s called freedom of religion. If you don’t want to pray or for that matter go to church, don’t. Please don’t push your opinions  on the rest of us! Your hurting only yourself. Go to church!

GO BULLS!!!!!!!!!!

‘OIL FROM CANADA? WHY NOT?’

  Here is a good idea heard on the local news station in Chicago. Oil from Canada. Less in price, more jobs for Americans here at home. Why not? Do we have  to fall  all over the oil barons of the Middle East? Of course not. Get the oil for far less a price from  ‘Our friends of the North’. We can in the mean time work on electric for cars and solar. GOOD BYE TO THE MIDDLE EAST! ( GOOD RIDDENS IS BETTER PUT.) This is a very good idea  of the Catholic American. Hope it is put into action!

See the story at

wwwoilfortommorow.org

  On another note, The Catholic American likes how Donald Trump handled the Obama birth cert. problem. He was the only person to call the so-called president to the carpet and force the issue. This while others stood back and waited to see what would happen.  For that, The Catholic American endorses TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012! 

 

#PRAY FOR THE  SOUTH AFTER THAT STORM .

‘PALIN – WIS. GOVERNOR DOING RIGHT THING WITH UNIONS. INTERESTING.

  Interesting story about Sara Palin addressing a Wisconsin Group and announcing the Gov. Scott Walker did the right things with union. That is, ‘Save public service jobs. ‘ To a heavy cover of boos and’ Governor Brown has to go’ ‘ screamed out  by the crowd and boos at her as she went to the stage.  To be fair, really Governor?  Think its easy at the DMV or Dept. Of Employment?

   I have a friend who is a state worker in Illinois. His job is stressful dealing with the public who are abusive on a daily basis.  He likes the job by it has its moments. Perhaps Palin should get a job such as this and see what it’s all about? With the low pay and heavy load involved? Lets be fair.  Interesting someone who quits her governorship gives the opinion of how others should work.  This writer feels she should do the background on this before  she speaks? Maybe, get  a job!  Story@url/channel/newsa/poo

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‘BLESSED JOHN PAUL ON THE WAY TO SAINTHOOD.’

By Father Thomas Rosica-

  This past January, I was attending the World Youth Day 2011 International Preparatory Meeting of the Episcopal Conferences of the world, which includes leaders of international youth movements and the Spanish national team for world Youth Day 2011, taken place  in the Royal Monastery of El Escorial in the mountains outside Madrid in Spain.  On the Friday of our meetings, they  were interrupted when Cardinal Stanislas Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the laity at the Vatican.  Made the important announcement to share.

  Pope Benedict  XVI had approved the miracle attributed to the venerable Servant Of God, POPE JOHN PAUL II, thus clearing the way for his beatification. Cardinal Rylko then announced that Pope Benedict himself, would formally proclaim John Paul ‘Blessed on May 1, 2011 during a ceremony in St Peters Square at the Vatican.  In this writer’s opinion, Good for Pope John Paul! He deserves the time in the light and in many people’s opinions, is the best of the best of popes in our time! See more of the story at

www.dioceseofjoliet.org