Surprise, surprise: Pope Francis and the Catholic Church are still wholly against abortion, in all instances.
Huh. Who knew?
Well, apart from everyone other than the liberal MSM wishful-thinkers and their dwindling number of readers.
But if you were to ask a random group of people what they “love” about Christmas (the day AND the season), you’d probably get answers ranging from giving/receiving gifts, to time off from work, to spending time with family.
And while those things can certainly be gratifying, there’s no question that they are also ephemeral by their very nature:
- Your ‘shake weight‘ now resides in the back of a closet somewhere, waiting for the day when you “get around to using it…”,
- You DID go back to work, …or you will soon,
- And the family, eventually, puts away the Christmas decorations, and goes back to the daily and weekly routines.
Yet there IS one Christmas gift which never loses its beauty, and is the greatest “gift” of all time:
God’s gift of His Son.
A Muslim man shoots two Egyptian Coptic Christians at point-blank range, then cuts off their hands and heads. That must have happened…this week in Cairo?
No. Back in February.
In Buena Vista, New Jersey.
Granted, the Christians were recent immigrants…after all, most of the violence is confined to Egypt–isn’t it?
Except–since January, there have been killings in these African countries, too: Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, and Tanzania. At ChristianPersecution.info, you can find 19 articles since April of this year about persecution against African Christians.
Posted in Catholic, Christian, Faith, Meditations, persecution, religion, religious freedom, violence
Tagged Christians murdered, Coptic Christians, Encouragement, religious persecution
A beautiful post on our soon-to-be former Pope, courtesy of Monique David in Canada’s ‘National Post‘.
National Post | Life
MONTREAL – There are many reasons why I will miss Pope Benedict XVI. I will miss his weekly insights he generously shared during his public audiences. These talks were always incisive, relevant and practical — bridging divine truths with earthly realities. There was always food for thought and I have often found myself meditating on these ideas for a long time after having read them.
There was always someone I knew who would benefit from the wisdom encapsulated in Benedict’s weekly texts. Each talk offered the light to scan one’s conscience. Take, for example, last Wednesday’s audience, Ash Wednesday, in which he described the nature of Christ’s temptations in the desert in light of our daily struggles. Benedict noted: “Reflecting on the temptations undergone by Jesus in the desert is an invitation for each of us to answer a fundamental question: What is truly important in our lives?”
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