Evilness - My goodness! How can they do such things? God made piggies to have little feet... trotters if you will. He did not make them to wear sling-backs or brogu...
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§1355 In the communion, preceded by the Lord's prayer and the breaking of the bread, the faithful receive "the bread of heaven" and "the cup of salvation," the body and blood of Christ who offered himself "for the life of the world":Likewise:
Because this bread and wine have been made Eucharist ("eucharisted," according to an ancient expression), "we call this food Eucharist, and no one may take part in it unless he believes that what we teach is true, has received baptism for the forgiveness of sins and new birth, and lives in keeping with what Christ taught." (St. Justin, Apol. 1, 66,1-2: PG 6, 428)
§1385 To respond to this invitation we must prepare ourselves for so great and so holy a moment. St. Paul urges us to examine our conscience: "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself." (1 Cor 11:27-29.) Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion.And again, in summary:
§1415 Anyone who desires to receive Christ in Eucharistic communion must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance.What we conclude then is that to receive Holy Communion without the right dispositions is highly dangerous (spiritually) as St Paul makes clear.
§1398 (...) The more painful the experience of the divisions in the Church which break the common participation in the table of the Lord, the more urgent are our prayers to the Lord that the time of complete unity among all who believe in him may return.The last consideration I wish to address is the feeling of people who are 're-married' that they are being unjustly singled out. I have huge sympathy with this objection.
Population Research Institute has launched a new “activism page” in conjunction with the publication of the second edition of Steven Mosher’s book, A Mother’s Ordeal. A modern classic, the book is a biography of a young one-child-policy enforcer in China. It provides a raw and unflinching glimpse into life—and death—at the hands of a Chinese government bent on curbing births in the most populous country on earth. “Brutally truthful," said Elise Hilton in a new review.
Anne Morse, PRI’s media coordinator, created the new page. She explains: “When I first read A Mother’s Ordeal, I frequently had to pause and take a deep breath. The atrocities told within its pages made my stomach churn. It made me want to do something, and I knew that other readers would be motivated to take action too. That’s why we created the activism page.”
The activism page includes three sections—each carefully chosen to help people become effective activists for human rights in China. The page includes petitions, volunteer pages, speakers, and social media pages from all across the web. It also lists several organizations that fight coercive population control, and tells how to help these organizations. Finally, the page offers a series of quick facts about the one-child policy and its effects, and includes educational resources to help people become articulate defenders of human life in China.
As Elise Hilton of the Acton Institute wrote in her review, A Mother’s Ordeal tells a reality that is “callous and brutal,” but goes on to say that, “as difficult as this book is to read, it is important to do so.”
PRI hopes people will not only read A Mother’s Ordeal, but also visit the corresponding activism page and help put an end to the horrors recounted in the book.
You can visit the activism page at pop.org/amo/act.
For more information about A Mother's Ordeal, you can visit the book's homepage at pop.org/amo.
the Questionnaire on Marriage and Family Life was constructed in such an obfuscating manner that it could have been a deliberate ruse to deter responses and halt the roaring train. [Respondents] have a right to know the strength of uniformity in what they said. The views belong to the people who made them. It’s called transparency. Let’s be among the first to re-build the Church – with good marriages, good families – and good re-marriages too!There is much here that I find worrisome: in particular the comment about re-marriages. From the context, it seems abundantly clear that the bishop is not talking about widows and widowers re-marrying.