Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic who saved some 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of Warsaw’s ghetto. She was eventually captured and faced cruel torture. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008, she lost out to Al Gore for his movie on global warming. The late Pope John Paul II was repeatedly voted down because of the Church’s stance on human sexuality and the sanctity of life. It did not seem to matter that President Reagan, President Gorbachev, and Prime Minister Thatcher claimed that he was the chief catalyst and their partner in bringing down the Iron Curtain and a Communist Eastern Europe. After all, President Obama, another winner, has done so much more for world peace… or has he? Hum. I guess the Nobel Peace Prize is officially a meaningless joke… too bad.
The bishop did the right thing. However, this priest should have been disciplined a long time ago. The earlier translation did not allow clergy to change the prayers to fit their whims. This was abuse. The liturgy is not our personal possession but the rite of the whole Church. We are servants of the altar, not its master.
The Red Chinese are up to their old tricks.
We need to pray for this bishop and the Church in China and Hong Kong.
Arrested for dancing? How do you feel about the actions you hear of lately? For instance, the EPA is using drones to monitor farmland, NYC is banning large soda, and the U.S. government will tax you if you don’t buy health insurance – are these acts infringing upon what you consider your personal freedom? I guess Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain would get him arrested today.
Here is a great Vocations story!
She was a major fundraiser for Democrats and their causes, raking in millions. She moved freely among and was part of the entertainment industry and liberal Hollywood crowd who think they know what is best for our country. But I guess her own fortune meant more to her than her country. Rather than pay her share in taxes she gave up her citizenship. I may be a poor man but I would not take all the money in the world for my U.S. citizenship! God bless America!