For those of you in the grand ole state of Illinois, I just got word that there is a good Catholic young man who is running for Governor. His name is Adam Andrzejewski and, while I don't know him personally, I do know the priest who is recommending him and I don't believe that he would intentionally recommend someone who was not good. Check out his website and follow along with his campaign. I also heard that he would love to come and talk to groups of concerned citizens, so if you are interested in that, give him a call.
I was inundated with quotes this week, a lot of which were really good! I thought I would share some of them with you. Here is the first:
"Stupidity is also a gift from God, but one mustn't misuse it." - John Paul II
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war"
But how is Calvary made visible? Where shall we find Calvary perpetuated?
We shall find Calvary renewed, reenacted, represented... in the Mass.
Calvary is one with the Mass, and the Mass is one with Calvary, for in both
there is the same Priest and Victim. The Seven Last Words are like the
seven parts of the Mass. And just as there are seven notes in music
admitting an infinite variety of harmonies and combinations, so too on the
cross there are seven divine notes, which the dying Christ rang down the
centuries, all of which combine to form the beautiful harmony of the
Here's an update on the ND controversy, taken from Sheila's blog:
I read hear that people don't understand why Catholics are protesting this. Chances are the Catholics protesting this are not the same Catholics that voted for Obama.
Here's another good one from John Paul II:
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think the wide circle of the American Society or the wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the antichurch, between the Gospel and the antigospel, between Christ and the antichrist. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God's Plan, and it is a trial which the church must take up, and face courageously.” (Pope John Paul II during a visit to the United States in 1979.)
As we approach Holy Week, I'll end with this (thanks Do for all of this GOOD stuff!):
Poem to Christ Crucified
by Caryll Houselander
There He hangs—pale figure
pinned against the wood.
God grant that I could love Him
as I really know I should.
I draw a little closer
to share that Love divine
and almost hear Him whisper
“Ah foolish child of Mine!
“If I should now embrace you,
My hands would stain you red.
And if I leaned to whisper
the Thorns would pierce your head.
And then I knew in silence
that love demands a price
‘Twas then I learned that suffering
is but the Kiss of Christ.