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Tennessee Komen Foundation

  /   Monday, April 23, 2007   /   Comments(0)

I have in the past brought forth how the Komen Foundation is diverting money that people donated for breast cancer research to Planned Parenthood. Needless to say, this prevents my giving to the organization. In the interest of fairness, I wanted to share what I got from Tennessee Right to Life.

There are five state associations that do not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Tennessee is one of them. So, if you live in Tennessee and want to contribute locally, you may not have to worry about unintentionally funding Planned Parenthood. Now, I’m not sure yet how this will affect what I decide to do. For one thing, this can change without it being publicized for some time. However, my main concern is how much they might be giving the national chapter. At this point, I haven’t decided to contribute to the Komen Foundation, but if anyone wants to chime in on the comment box as to why I should, please feel free.

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The Pope, The Council, and the Mass

  /   Saturday, April 21, 2007   /   Comments(0)

I once listened to a six-part series on the Mass, and the book that was regarded highly by the Father of Mercy who gave the talks was The Pope, the Council, and the Mass. I just found out that it is now reprinted as I had heard that it would be. This book is an answer to the concern of Traditionalists about the Mass and what happened after Vatican II. I ordered it immediately even though my bookshelf runneth over.

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Letter to Virginia Tech

  /   Saturday, April 21, 2007   /   Comments(0)

I just found this letter written by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, VA, to the president of Virginia Tech. The message was simple, but I hope that the simplicity doesn’t keep it from being taken seriously. Our only hope is to turn to God and realize that death does not get the final word. Then again, it’s all we ever had anyway.

My hope and prayer is, of course, for both the souls of the deceased, including Cho Seung-Hui, and the survivors who will have to face what happened for some time. I pray that, through all the investigation that must take place, they will get past finger-pointing and seek to do what is best for everyone. This can be something to bring everyone together. It’s a sad thing that our society often requires such a shake-up to bring people together, but God can bring great good out of evil.

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No More MS Walk for Me

  /   Thursday, April 12, 2007   /   Comments(0)

It seems like it would be a wonderful Christian thing to do to support research for the treatment of crippling or life-threatening illnesses. However, it’s getting harder and harder to do that in good conscience. Recently, I found out that the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has come out in favor of federal funding for stem cell research. Well, that’s it. I won’t give them another dime. If they favor federal funding, then it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t give grants from their own money. They might also use money given to them for activism in favor of embryonic stem cell research.

Their reasoning for doing this leaves out something very important. They say that “all promising avenues that could lead to the cure or prevention of MS or relieve its most devastating symptoms by repairing MS damage must be explored,” but they forget that one should not do an evil in order to accomplish a good. Using human embryos as products on which to do research is an offense against human life and dignity. It treats human life as a product to be exploited for one’s own purpose. As long as the MS Society supports this immoral research, I cannot in good conscience support them.

To their credit, they do say that, if one makes a request, they will direct funds that one gives only to other purposes. However, all they have to do is then take some other money from that purpose and send it for support of embryonic stem cell research. This just isn’t going to cut it. The MS Society must stop supporting embryonic stem cell research before I will give them any more money.

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Happy Easter Triduum

  /   Thursday, April 05, 2007   /   Comments(0)

As I get ready to go to Holy Thursday Mass, I wanted to wish all of my readers a Happy Easter Triduum. One of these days, maybe the world really will stop to remember the reason why we have hope beyond this life. After all, we really do need hope beyond this life because we know for certain it won’t last forever.

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Just to Let You Know

  /   Thursday, April 05, 2007   /   Comments(0)

I just looked at an article on Pope Benedict’s new exhortation on the Eucharist from the National Catholic Register. It’s amazing what the difference is between that and what Fox News said. If you are a subscriber, the article is here.

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