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keep in mind…

July 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Keep in mind:

The power that He uses to sustain you in the Eucharist

is the same power that Christ used to sustain himself on the cross;

the same power that God used to raise him from the dead;

the same power by which he ascended into heaven

and the same power that Holy Spirit strengthened the apostles with to change the face of the earth.


When you are not strong enough, remember who has your back




The Homeless Man in Each of Us

July 15, 2011 2 comments

I was saying a walking rosary with some friends one night  and this homeless man approached us shaking. “Do you have a blanket. I’m so cold I just need a blanket.” None of us happened to be carrying a blanket with us, but I did have a hoody. So I gave that to him which he put on with some difficulty. He went on to tell us that he was “from Jesus” and that “Jesus is coming soon”. We offered an Amen to those assertions. He also admitted that he was a drunk. He was shaking from withdrawal. He said he was sick of Satan’s lies and that he wanted to get better. Read more…

Same Sex Unions and Marriage

July 3, 2011 4 comments

Alright this is a pretty long blog, so I decided to give you the summary first…

Short Version:

Some say Love + Commitment = Marriage, but the government doesn’t legislate love or personal commitment. It does however define legal relationships in order to ensure appropriate rights and protections. In the case of marriage, the definition gives rights and protections to both members of the relationship as well as any children. If we change the definition of marriage to include same sex unions we effectively say

man + woman = man + man = woman + woman

which means (by subtraction from both sides)

man = woman

Which is true if we look at “=” to mean “equal” but false if we look at “=” to mean “the exact same” (which would be required to give both institutions the same name).  The whole reason that we have different words for men and women is because we are not the same. For the same reason, there should be a different word for same sex unions. But wait, there’s more math:

(woman + man) child

This a possible reality which is unique to the union of man and woman and not possible for same sex unions so there is also an inherent inequality. This inequality specifically arises when we look at the issue of children. Some claim that same sex couples have the same inherent ability to parent a child as a father and a mother, but when we evaluate this claim it can only be true if men and women have NOTHING UNIQUE TO CONTRIBUTE to a child’s development. I have a hard time believing that. I think there is inherent value to a child having a mother and a father. And I don’t think that makes me a bigot.

Long Version: Read more…