The Current Election Polls and Hope

October 9, 2008

The current polls show Obama leading and probably pulling away.  It has me terribly concerned, not because I’m an ardent McCain supporter, but because I am an ardent Obama opponent. One major reason is that he is the most Pro-Abortion presidential candidate ever.  I’ve been mulling a new post on abortion.

I was over at Cathlete and sorting through the links.  I settled on Unborn Word of the Day.  And perhaps it was providence that I found an article about a very important election and Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Unborn.

After reading it, remember that prayers for the unborn may lead to the defeat of Barack Obama.


I often get hits for the Party Platforms

September 5, 2008

Here’s the 2008 Republican Party Platform.

And here’s an earlier post with links to others.

Hello Friends

July 7, 2008

A quick update. . .

I brought the family down to Texas/Louisiana for house hunting.  Settled on a  decent rent house in Beaumont.  The ‘engineer’ in me won’t let me buy until I have a contract on my Michigan house (might be renting a while).

Adding Father Joe to my web links.  He recently left a comment on one of my posts about Women Priests.  We are a very conservative Catholic family.  I don’t pretend to be the best Catholic – heck – I’m not even a good one.  I struggle with the concept of women priests.  I understand that some people – a lot of women and men – think women should be priests.  I get it.  But, I don’t agree with it.

There are plenty of Christian religions that support female led ministry.  And, if that is what you need, you should seek it.  The Catholic Church does not exclude women from religious life.  Nor, in my opinion, does it demean women by excluding them from headship in the church.  It has clearly defined roles for women – not less important – just different from men.  I think that’s ok.  My wife would agree.  A wise husband should seek counsel from his wife – I should probably do it more.  Women are CRITICAL to the past and continued success of the Church.  But, even small ripples can lead to everlasting (and sometimes undesired) change.

Christina Marie is 4 weeks old today – wow.  I had to leave them all down in Texas while I work with the movers in Michigan.  I’m going to miss a whole week of her life – 20% by the time I get back to her.  I miss her already.

Welcome Christina Marie

June 9, 2008

Today, June 8, we celebrate the birth of our 4th child, Christina Marie.

It was a long day, labor started just before 8:30 am Mass. My wife gave birth at 2:45 pm. It took some convincing, but, they finally agreed to let us go home at 9:30 pm.

She’s our newest Huckabee supporter.

The Church to excommunicate Bishops who ordain Women Priests

May 29, 2008

Of course the women will be excommunicated as well. In the past, this has been handled on a case by case basis. But, now, the excommunication will be immediate. (Source).  I hope someone more eloquent than me (maybe the Black Cordelias or The Opinionated Catholic ) picks this up and defends the Church’s position on this.

I don’t understand the desire for women to be priests. I also cannot understand why Bishops would blatantly ignore Church rule. If you read Canon Law, it is very clear that “a baptized male alone receives sacred ordination validly.” The Bible doesn’t say that women are unequal to or less important than men. But, it does establish roles.

I had a discussion once with someone that left the Catholic Church. He left the Church because of his marriage – she was Baptist and he joined her church. He said he felt a flaw in the Catholic Church was that women, if called, should be allowed to be Priests. I asked why? Where in the Bible does it say that life will be easy, that we always get what we want?

Being part of the Church is not like being part of the Republican party. I don’t get a say in the rules of the Church. I do not get to vote for Its leader and I do not get to write It’s platform. If you cannot live with that, there are many, many alternatives for you. You can, just like my friend, join a different church.