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Monday, April 29, 2013

Episcopal Bishop sticks his nose in Catholic Communion

I am not feeling particularly nice this morning, so this may come off as more of a rant, than anything else. 
Oh where do I begin!  Last week the openly gay retired Episcopal Bishop Rev. Gene Robinson wrote an article for the Washington Post [link at bottom]telling the Catholic Church what it should do and how it should run its own faith regarding Holy Communion.  After learning of Edward Peters (Catholic Canon Law Teacher) comments reminding Catholics that it is wrong to receive Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin- which includes rejected official Catholic faith, the Episcopal retired Bishop decided he would tell the Catholic Church who should be allowed to receive the Eucharist at Catholic masses around the world. 
The puffed up and far too often delusional openly homosexual Robinson said…”
    I believe that using Communion as such a manipulative tool surely profanes the sacrament. Perhaps these Catholic leaders should revisit their church’s theology of the Eucharist. Reception of the body and blood of Christ at Communion is God’s gift to God’s people, not a reward for right behavior. We receive Communion not because we are worthy of it, but because God’s offers us the body and blood of Christ despite our unworthiness.”
A “manipulative tool”?  Asking people to be in a state of grace to eat the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ is “manipulating” people?  Was Saint Paul manipulating people when he said…
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)
Partaking of the Supper Unworthily
 "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 anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself."
Perhaps Robinson’s bible doesn’t include these verses… better bet is Robinson wants to wallow in his own homosexual abomination relationship so he deliberately attempts to ignore these verses. He not only waltzes himself down the road toward Hell, he also attempts to grab as many others as he can to take along with him. I suggest the feeble sin ridden minded Robinson read the bible and pray so that one day he can repent and get off the road to Hell that he is currently on.  Yes I said that.

Anyone- I don’t care who you are- anyone who continues in mortal sin, changing the Word of God in an attempt redefine what is or isn’t sin IS on the road to Hell. If you repent you get off the road to Hell, if you continue in mortal sin you continue down the road to Hell. Until our very last breath, we have the opportunity repent and ask God to forgive us our sins. It is my prayer that ALL sinners - Robinson included- will repent before reaching the end of that road.  Catholics: GO TO CONFESSION and mean it!
God did not ask for our input on what should be sin and what should not be sin.  God tells us what sin is and when we commit sin, we MUST repent of it.  We are called to repent of ALL sins- fornication,rape, murder, gossip, lust, homosexual relationships, adultery and so on.  Sin separates us from God.  Being truly contrite and repenting of our sins brings us closer to God.  Jesus Christ died for our sin- ALL our sins.  He then asked one thing of us… to repent and pick up our crosses to follow Him.
No one is following Christ, if they haven’t first repented and at the very least are attempting to “sin no more”.  The Act of Contrition says it best…
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.”

That is a key part of being contrite for sins… not wanting to commit them again. Not wanting to offend our Lord. What homosexuals in sexual relationships and their supporters want is to remove the “sin no more and to avoid whatever leads me to sin” part of being contrite and repenting.  They seem to think that if a secular government redefines marriage or makes a new law saying this or that is now legal, that somehow God is under a secular government’s authority and will suddenly stop calling sin a sin!  As if sinners then won't be held accountable for sinning!    Ridiculous!  They think they can stand before God on Judgment Day and whine "But God, it was legal".  God will probably say something like "Not by MY Laws".  You can't tell God what He declared sin is no longer a sin.  He's GOD!

The first Commandment is “You shall have no other gods before me” (Ex.20) - that includes governments!  Our salvation does NOT come from any government- it comes from our Lord. We don’t get to pick and choose what sins we would like to redefine so that our sins are no longer sins.  I am sure there are lots of people out there who would like adultery, fornication and rape to be redefined so that they are no longer sins.  Secular society does not get to decide what a sin is or what is not.

What the profanely delusional Robinson doesn’t seem to grasp (either intentionally or cluelessly) is that ANY Catholic clergy who denies Holy Communion to a person in mortal sin is LOVING that person.  It is a GREAT act of love to withhold the Eucharist from a person in mortal sin.  Read again Saint Paul’s words to the Corinthians…  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” and “ For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.

He says “guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord”- that IS serious!  How serious? Verse 29 tells us to do so is to bring “judgment upon himself”- what judgment?  ETERNAL JUDGMENT! It is a mortal sin!  This is what the Apostles taught and it is what the Catholic Church still teaches today.  Catholic clergy SHOULD deny the Eucharist to one and all IF they know the person is in mortal sin.  Not to use the Eucharist as a “manipulating tool” as Robinson declares, but rather to show PROFOUND LOVE and care for a person’s eternal soul.
Robinson has a mill stone around his neck and he’s too delusional to see it.  He reminds me of Jesus’ teaching about the speck in another eye and the log in your own and not giving what is holy to those who aren’t clean (state of grace)…
   
“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. “Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you.” [Matthew 7]
So when you see Episcopal Bishop Robinson contradict Holy Scriptures by saying, ”We receive Communion not because we are worthy of it, but because God’s offers us the body and blood of Christ despite our unworthiness”…and Saint Paul in the Bible say… 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 be sure to listen to Saint Paul in Holy Scripture rather than a man who wishes to redefine sin to suit his own perversions.  The mill stone around such a person's neck is sure to bring down others with him.  For more on the likes of such people, read 1 Corinthians 5 and pay close attention to verse eleven.
REPENT!  Robinson and others who believe like him need to REPENT so they can have eternal salvation with the Lord.  If they don't, they ARE going to end up in Hell.  Mortal sin sends people to Hell if they do not repent.  Repentance leads to Heaven.  It's really that simply. I will pray for you Gene Robinson and those who believe as you do.

link that set me off: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/catholic-leaders-using-communion-as-a-weapon-in-the-culture-wars/2013/04/24/fd4f60d2-acdf-11e2-b6fd-ba6f5f26d70e_story.html

Monday, April 22, 2013

Don't miss EWTN's 'Where Heaven Meets Earth'

EWTN World-wide Television Premiere

Tues, April 30 @ 6:30p ET/ 5:30p CT


EWTN's "On Assignment" ...

[quote] "ON ASSIGNMENT investigates how a poor Catholic parish became a thriving and vibrant church again after more than 40 years of steady decline.
Originally built in 1886, Saint Peter Catholic Church grew to become one of the biggest and busiest parishes in the diocese of Omaha, Nebraska. But in the 1960s, huge chunks of the neighborhoods north and south of the church were razed to make way for the construction of interstate 480, forcing hundreds of parishioners to move away from St. Peters.
In the years that followed, more and more parishioners moved west to the suburbs, St. Peter’s school closed, and the resulting lack of donations led to years of deferred building maintenance causing the church to fall into disrepair.
By the time a young priest on his first assignment as pastor arrived in 2004, no one would believe this place would survive let alone thrive, but Father Damien Cook was inspired with an idea that would prove God had other plans for Saint Peter Catholic Church."
For more information: http://heavenmeetsearth.tv/

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy 90th Birthday Mother Angelica!!


Everyone here at Connecticut Catholic Corner wishes you a wonderful 90th birthday!
God bless... we love you!


Monday, April 15, 2013

EWTN Press Release: Mother Angelica Specials

EWTN Specials Honor Mother Angelica’s
Life & Legacy In Celebration of
Mother’s 90th Birthday!

Irondale, AL – Irondale, AL (EWTN) – This week: EWTN Global Catholic Network honors its Foundress, Mother Angelica, on her 90th birthday, with 90 hours of programming, 90-minute specials and much more!
             
   “I know viewers will love hearing behind-the-scenes stories of the founding of EWTN from those who accompanied Mother over an often challenging journey,” said EWTN Executive Vice President & COO Doug Keck. “Viewers also tell us that Mother Angelica’s programs are as inspirational today as they were when she made them. Seeing and hearing those programs again gives all of us fresh determination to carry on her legacy.”
                Viewers won’t want to miss the following special programs:
  • A 90-Minute Special of “EWTN LIVE:”  At 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 17,  EWTN LIVE Fr. Mitch Pacwa  is joined by several EWTN employees and hosts to tell how they came to work for this humble nun and her extraordinary vision. Special guests include President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw, Doug Keck, EWTN Chaplain Fr. Joseph, Community Servant of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word Fr. Anthony, two of Mother’s sisters from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Ala., and more.
  • “World Over Special:” As Mother’s official biographer, EWTN Lead Anchor Raymond Arroyo brings his unique perspective on Mother’s life as he interviews several of her sisters. (Get Arroyo’s “New York Times” bestseller on Mother Angelica here: http://bit.ly/ZlXqRY). Air 8 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 18.   
  • Ninety Hours of “Mother Angelica Live:” Now through Saturday, April 20, view classic episodes of this beloved show. For a complete list, click here:  http://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/advances.asp?live2=Mother%20Angelica.
  • Mother Angelica special webpage: Our newly launched site, (http://www.ewtn.com/90thbirthday/), includes Mother’s biography, EWTN’s story, exclusive video clips, and personal testimonies, as well as special events and programs.
  • Mother Angelica on Facebook: Share the love! Mother Angelica’s audience comes together on Facebook to tell EWTN what they love about our Foundress. The popular social media site continues to receive an outpouring of stories and support for the nun who has influenced thousands through her work in the media. See them all here: http://on.fb.me/170DZBP.
EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 200 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

EWTN Live Exclusive Tonight!

EWTN Live Exclusive: Hear From
"Pope Francis” Biographer Matthew Bunson

Irondale, AL – Who is Pope Francis? “EWTN LIVE” Host Fr. Mitch Pacwa invites you to find out when Author Matthew Bunson joins him for an exclusive interview on his new biography, “Pope Francis.” Don't miss this episode of “EWTN LIVE!” Airs 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 10—only on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.  
 

Friday, April 5, 2013

EWTN Press Release: Film Pope John Paul II

EWTN Airs Emmy Award Nominated Film, "Pope John Paul II"

Irondale, AL – See the Emmy-nominated film on Pope John Paull II! Watch the first part of the epic feature film “Pope John Paul II,” starring Jon Voight, on EWTN at 8 p.m. ET, Saturday April 6.  And if you can’t wait to see Part II, this movie is also available for purchase at the EWTN Religious Catalogue here! Thank you for your continued support to help us provide these inspiring Catholic films! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
John Paul II placed his Church family first! Join Fr. Joseph Roesch as he and his guests examine the works that Blessed Pope John Paul II has done to promote the spiritual life and welfare of the family.  Gather your family and watch “Pope John Paul II’s Legacy to the Family,” when it airs at 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, April 6—only on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
This may be the only time “poor reception” is a good thing on TV!  “EWTN Bookmark” Host Doug Keck interviews beloved EWTN Host Fr. Richard Ho Lung on how television and the media assist his on-going mission to help the poor around the globe. Discover a testimony that is a breath of fresh air when Fr. Ho Lung appears on “EWTN Bookmark;“ Airs 9:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, April 8—exclusively on EWTN! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.
 
“The Faith is afoot!” Dr. Richard Sherlock joins Journey Home Host Marcus Grodi to discuss the clues that ultimately lead him to deduce that Catholicism is the one true Faith! It’s elementary why you should tune into the “Journey Home,” LIVE  at 8 p.m. ET, Monday, April 9—exclusively on EWTN ! Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder
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