I had the privilege today as a Knight of Columbus to really help make a difference. I was able to be the contact person to work with a representative from a grassroots organization for families of children with Down Syndrome and to help start the process for them to get a very significant donation from our K of C council. For such a small group, this could make a big difference for them.
There are many things the Knights do, but prolife activities and assisting with Special Olympics and people with intellectual disabilities are right up there. The contact and I discussed the tragedy of how 90% of individuals with Down Syndrome are aborted. The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Church do not just work against abortion, we follow through with the parents who boldly choose life.
John Kennedy and the legal team from CatholicVote will be in court today fighting for his small business to be able to keep their current health care plan and not to bow to the government forcing him to violate his conscience. Please pray for this team and the wisdom of the judges today.
“Pope meets with students, answers their questions”
You know, to listen to him talk seems an instant comfort. What I wouldn’t give to have confession and then a talk and direction with him. I just get the feeling that my world would instantly feel so much better.
Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
This morning I was cantoring for our parish’s first communion. The first communicants went up first and then me. As I passed them in the front row I heard one of them say to his friend, “I want more! I want more!”
I leaned over to him and said, “You can come back tomorrow!”
"No one is shocked if a Catholic priest denies the cup to a Protestant. Why should we be shocked if he denies it to someone who similarly dissents from church authority and teaching?
It is a gift. Conversely, it is not an entitlement. There’s no right to the Eucharist. It has always been the food of the faithful, and there has never been an open invitation. In the ancient church the unbaptized were not even allowed to witness it. To hear of people demanding the sacrament violates the very spirit of it. It’s something received with thanksgiving, not seized like a union benefit.”
I’m a Christian but…; Well, sure, I believe in God but…;
"I know all about you: how you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were one or the other, but since you are neither, but only lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth. You say to yourself, ‘I am rich, I have made a fortune, and have everything I want’, never realising that you are wretchedly and pitiably poor, and blind and naked too. I warn you, buy from me the gold that has been tested in the fire to make you really rich, and white robes to clothe you and cover your shameful nakedness, and eye ointment to put on your eyes so that you are able to see. I am the one who reproves and disciplines all those he loves: so repent in real earnest. Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share his meal, side by side with him. Those who prove victorious I will allow to share my throne, just as I was victorious myself and took my place with my Father on his throne. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”"
CatholicKnight is a pseudonym given to me years ago by a blogger-friend when he would reference me. This was long before I became a member of the Knights of Columbus (recently 4th Degree). I'm a firm pro-life believer and a conservative (and in my "real" life I also have an advanced degree related to children, education, and psychology). I hope to provide occasional reflections and thoughts that you will appreciate. If I can, I offer a weekly reflection on the Sunday Mass readings. Even if others don't see my musings, I find it to be a great release to put down my thoughts.
By the way, I should probably add that, like many Knights, I am a dad. Some of my posts follow all the fun and irreverence that go along with that wonderful vocation. Don't get offended, it's just fatherhood.
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“As long as we live, we fight, and as long as we are fighting, that is a sign that we are not defeated and that the good Spirit dwells within us. And if death does not meet you as the victor, he should find you a warrior.” -St. Augustine