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Lenten Retreat – Feb. 22 January 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Dallas Diocese, North Deanery.
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Father Jason Cargo, an awesome young and, I think it safe to say, very orthodox young priest will be holding a Lenten retreat on Monday, Feb. 22 at St. Rita’s in Dallas.

The conference starts at noon with Mass, followed by a luncheon.  Knowing Father Cargo, it should be an excellent retreat, and very beneficial as we prepare for the period of Lenten sacrifice and penance.     

Please try to attend!

Why we need the blogosphere January 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, General Catholic.
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Here’s another reason to be glad for blogs.  The internet, and pro-life, orthodox Catholic blogs, like those in my sidebar at right,  have great potential to re-invigorate the Church.  To ‘reform the reform,’ in the spirit of the hermeneutic of continuity, as our Pope likes to say.  I’m sure there are some who would like to see such blogs go away, but, like it or not, the internet and blogs will come to be an increasingly influential force in the Church for the foreseeable future.

Let us pray that the efforts of all bloggers are directed at defending the Faith and serving God’s Will, to help our Church survive the dark times ahead.

Support Tim Tebow’s Pro-life message! January 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Society.
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I’m a University of Texas graduate – a very proud one.  I love Texas athletics, in particular, Texas football.  I think Colt McCoy is going to be a successful NFL quarterback soon.  And, I’m not a very big Florida Gator’s fan. 

But I respect the heck out of Tim Tebow.  He seems to live his Christian faith as well as any major athlete I can think of.  Many may have heard, that Tim Tebow’s mom, Pam, is presently scheduled to be in a pro-life TV commercial on CBS during the Super Bowl, discussing the problems surrounding her pregnancy with Tim and the pressures on her to abort him.  It’s  a very positive, powerful, pro-life message – one never knows what a potentially aborted child will grow up to be. 

Seems a very beautiful, simple message, right?  Well, we can’t have that!  Pro-abort groups are completely up in arms, and are doing all they can to get CBS to block the ad.  And given their track record (they have blocked similar commercials airing before), they may well succeed.  

You can do something about that.  CatholicVoteAction has a online petition to show CBS that there are more people who want to see such a commercial, than are opposed.  That is the truth – a substantial majority of Americans are pro-life.  But, the other side has a massive organization to spread propaganda, and employs or otherwise engages hundreds or thousands of drones people to try to exert pressure.   So, we all need to sign this petition and see that this commercial gets aired!  I have done so – it takes only a few seconds. 

Please take the time to sign this petition and support the pro-life cause!  A commercial like this, during the #1 television event of the year, can have an enormous impact! 

And say a prayer that this powerful pro-life message will, with God’s grace, touch the hearts of millions!

Tiller’s killer found guilty January 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Society.
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The man who murdered awful abortionist Dr. George Tiller has been found guilty.  I know the very strong passions that can be generated in trying to end the abonimable act of abortion, especially late term abortion.  And I know that Dr. Tiller was a very sick man.    But, murdering abortion doctors is not going to win the Pro-Life argument – it’s crazily self-defeating (and ironic – someone being so pro-life they kill over it) and morally wrong.  Everyone involved in this sad case needs our prayers – Dr. Tiller, Scott Roeder, and the many thousands of children who were destroyed at Dr. Tiller’s hand.  And don’t forget to pray for the parents who went to Dr. Tiller’s facility.

One of those truly awful situations that’s hard to find much good in.

Feh January 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Dallas Diocese, North Deanery.
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Sister Rupp’s conference is apparently sold out.  Remember to pray for the souls of all those who attend.

Anglicans/Episcopalians prepare to swim the Tiber January 29, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in General Catholic, Society.
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As a former Episcopalian, this  means a great deal to me.  I know that the number of American Anglicans (Episcopalians)that will join the Roman Catholic Church will not be large, but any number is welcome.   In the United Kingdom and other locales, a higher proportion will be opting to join the Church.   And, although it annoys them somewhat, I will continue to pray for the conversion of my parents and family to the Roman Catholic faith.  In spite of all the problems and internal differences, there is not the least doubt in my mind that the Roman Catholic Faith is by far the best means of attaining eternal salvation.  Through the Sacraments, the repository of faith, and the fullness of Truth it possesses, the Roman Catholic faith is the greatest grace God has given us to come to know, love and serve him with all of our heart, mind, and strength. 

I pray that all Anglicans/Episcopalians will one day be in full communion with the Body of Christ.   Yes, especially those of a socially conservative but evangelical nature

Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for the conversion of all Anglicans!