Oct 8, 2019

Write a Letter to the Editor of the Catholic Free Press

I recommend all faithful Catholics and Christians write a letter to the Editor of the Catholic Free Press, calling out the Planned Parenthood endorsement of 10 local politicians as a call to arms, or at least a call to keyboards, that all reach out to these candidates and their supporters and in a Christian manner, and go to our brother or sister privately (Mt 18:15) to see if they will listen to your gentle message, which may include the following points:

1. We love you, or as an act of Christian love we wish to tell you that...
2. An endorsement by Planned Parenthood is a true scandal because Planned Parenthood is engaged in a business, abortion, which is intrinsically evil
3. As a result of this endorsement, we certainly cannot vote for you or any candidate thus endorsed, no matter how small they may claim abortion is a part of Planned Parenthood's business, we simply cannot be involved even .1% with intrinsic evil. Neither should they.
4. We'll pray for the candidate that they would be protected until they repent of such foolish and risky involvement with the prince of the world.

Be sure to sign with true love, the love that seeks the good for the other, not the false love of the world which is simply worldly approval. Ask God to bless the candidates and pray that the Holy Spirit convicts them of this malicious attachment.

City Council endorsements were for Mayor Joe Petty, Councilor At-Large Moe Bergman, Councilor At-Large Khrystian King, candidate for City Council At-Large Etel Haxhiaj, District 1 Councilor Sean Rose and District 3 Councilor George Russell as well as School Committee incumbent Molly McCullough and candidates Dr. Cara Berg Powers, Chantel Bethea, Tracy O'Connell Novick, and John Trobaugh.

Sincerely in Christ,

Sep 22, 2019

Shower of Roses new Chapel

Shower of Roses Religious shop, Meadowbrook Plaza 352 W. Boylston St. (Route 12) in West Boylston, (across from Girado's Bakery) has a new Chapel dedicated to Our Lord and His saints.


The peace is palpable, so and pray with the saints, too many to mention, to Jesus.


Refresh your Faith with a Shower of Roses. 508-835-2828


Shower of Roses also sells local honey, buy 2 get 1 free

Sep 11, 2019

Update3 RE: Planned Parenthood has endorsed Tracy Novick for Worcester School Committee.

Update #3: After the early morning Sunday Mass today (9/22/2019) a friend asked Deacon Colin to explain Tracy's endorsement by Planned Parenthood. I write this to give everyone a chance to exercise their prudential judgement in this area, to attempt to give Tracy's side of this issue. Colin said that his wife did not seek the endorsement, and has refused both money and support from Planned Parenthood, that she is not a supporter of abortion but is a supporter of what seh calls comprehensive sex education to help prevent disease and pregnancy in public school children (which is why Planned Parenthood endorsed her, according to Deacon Colin.) The question I would have asked would have been why she did not publicly denounce after the fact or refuse the endorsement before the fact. As far as I am concerned, this is still a scandel, and I would encourage all of you to ask Tracy directly about it during the weeks coming up to the election. Tracy Novick needs to address this publicly, and it is scandalous to support anyone endorsed by an organization engaged in an intrinsic evil.

Update #2: Bishop McManus is aware of this situation, and as in any situation which involves public scandal, public chastisement can have unintended as well as the opposite desired effect. And in this case the desired effect is a change of heart, both Tracy's and ours. At this time I think we should not simply desire her to be publicly rebuked by name, right now it would make more sense to use this scandal as a teaching moment. I would watch for public statements from the Bishop regarding the responsibilities of public officials to protect all citizens, as well as guidance to Catholic voters and their responsibility not only to vote, but to vote against evil and for life.

I am not recommending that we all remain silent, in fact I strongly recommend all of us to reach out to both Tracy and Colin, (not their children), especially those of us who know either of them in any way, and in a christian manner go to our brother or sister privately to see if they will listen to you (Mt 18:15). If you know their email or address, I recommend a gentle note or postcard. These message should have to following outline:
1. We love you
2. The endorsement of Tracy by Planned Parenthood is a true scandal because Planned Parenthood is engaged in a business, abortion, which is intrinsically evil
3. As a result of this endorsement, you certainly cannot vote for any candidate thus endorsed, no matter how small they may claim abortion is a part of Planned Parenthood's business, you cannot even be involved .1% with intrinsic evil
4. You will pray for the Novicks that they will be protected until she repents of this foolish and risky involvement with the prince of the world.

Be sure to sign with true love, the love that seeks the good for the other, not the false love of the world which is simply worldly approval. Ask God to bless the Novicks and pray that the Holy Spirit convicts them of this malicious attachment

Know your Faith well enough to avoid the passive scandal that is trying to push you to inaction, indifference and even despair. God wills that all Catholic engage the world in order to change it. The most important thing in any election is not the economy, it is the spiritual and moral welfare of the entire citizenry. As Saint Thomas says the only reason to develop an economy is so that people can develop virtue

What we could fail to realize here is this entire scandal is a spiritual attack on all of us, a divide and conquer approach by the forces of worldliness (remember while Christ is King, there is also a prince of the world - Jn 14:30). So we do not effectively fight a Spiritual battle with only worldly tactics - we need prayer; constant and continuous. Worldly tactics such as public rebukes by name may make us feel better but can embolden those rebuked, possibly back-firing on us and turning that person into a martyr for their worldly cause.

We are not living in a time when there are differences of ideas, differences on the best policies with which to ensure all of our rights. We are living in a time of Good versus evil, of Life versus death, of Light versus darkness. We need to fight smart.


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Please contact Bishop McManus RE: Planned Parenthood has endorsed Tracy Novick for Worcester School Committee.

Her husband Colin is a Deacon at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
This is a grave scandal and the Bishop needs to hear from you all that this cannot be ignored.

Diocese of Worcester
49 Elm Street, Worcester
MA 01609-2597
ph.: 508-791-7171
fax: 508-753-7180
https://www.worcesterdiocese.org/

Office of Religious Education Mission - (508) 929-4306 FAX: (508) 753-7180
Elizabeth Marcil, Director
emarcilworcesterdiocese.org
Barbara Ramian, Associate Director
bramianworcesterdiocese.org
Mary Pat Heelan, Associate Director
mheelanworcesterdiocese.org
Tina Romeo, Administrative Assistant – Office
tromeoworcesterdiocese.org

Office of Marriage and Family / RESPECT LIFE
Mrs. Allison LeDoux, Director
Phone: 508-929-4311
E-mail: aledoux@worcesterdiocese.org

Office of Environmental Stewardship
Pete Dunbeck - Chair
Email: EnvironmentWorcester@gmail.com or email form:

African Ministry Office Hours: M-Th 10:30am-5pm, Fri to 3:30 pm
Father Enoch Kyeremateng, Director and Chaplain
508-929-4329, 774-253-4660
Email: africanministry@worcesterdiocese.org

MisiĆ³n Ministerio Hispano
Rev. Hugo Cano, director
51 Illinois Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Email: hugo.cano@yahoo.com.ar
508-981-9414

New Evangelization Worcester for Youth & Young Adults
Tim Messenger
Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
508-929-4360
tmessengerworcesterdiocese.org
Carolyn Galgano
Administrative Assistant
508-929-4330
cgalganoworcesterdiocese.org

Sep 10, 2019

False Gospel

Urge Saint Joseph’s University to Cancel Lecture by Pro-Homosexual Priest -- a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.


The Jesuit priest is slated to give a lecture about his pro-homosexual book "Building a Bridge" at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Penn. on September 17, 2019, at the Foley Center. Fr. Martin said Catholics should "reverence" homosexual unions, he supports transgenderism for children, favors homosexual kissing during Mass (sacrilege against God), and said homosexuals should [be] "invited" to be Eucharistic ministers. Fr. Martin welcomed an award from New Ways Ministry, a group condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Please: Urge Saint Joseph’s University to find a true Catholic speaker to replace Fr. Martin on Sept. 17.