Jun 18, 2015

Sat. June 20th Mass canceled, go to St. Paul's Cathedral instead

Jun 20 Sat. 10am Mass Canceled at Problem Pregnancy Chapel, but there is an ordination Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral
Jun 20 Sat 10:30am-noon Common Core Panel Discussion, Speakers: ELA expert Sandra Stotsky, Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute, Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street. Sponsors: Common Core Forum and concerned citizens, Admission: Free. Why You Should Bring a Friend & Help Spread the Word – Common Core is the most important, intrusive educational issue of our lifetime. It’s about federal control, excessive data gathering and social engineering where the State determines an individual’s career path, rather than the individual. This Common Core Panel Discussion was scheduled because the Northborough and Southborough School Committees reneged on their promise to hold an open forum.

Night Prayer - Hat Tip Br. Paul, 'Wash my Eyes' by Greg Brown
"Wash this world that is one place
And wears a mad and fearful face
Let the cruel raging cease
Let these children sleep in peace."

Jun 26 Fri 7pm Mass Cathedral of St. Paul Worcester, fourth annual national Fortnight for Freedom. Following the Mass there will be a light reception downstairs in the Cenacle and a presentation by guest speaker Sister Constance Veit, l.s.p., who will speak on this year's theme, "Freedom to Bear Witness"
About our speaker:
Sr. Constance Veit is the communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious community dedicated to serving the poor, sick, and elderly. The Little Sisters are one of the many religious non-profits whose very mission is threatened by the government's HHS mandate.

Jun 27 Sat. 10am Mass Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Jun 28 Sun MCFL Walk to Aid Mothers and Children, Parkman Bandstand at the Boston Common to the Statehouse. Rally 1pm, March 2:30pm. Diocese Respect Life office will have a bus to this event, bus will leave at 11:15 a.m. from St. Mary's School, 50 Richland St. Worcester MA 01610. Parking is available at St. Mary's.
contact Sandra

Jul 3 Fri – No 1st Friday Mass, Adoration Canceled due to the July 4th weekend, Please consider adoration at St. George’s Eucharistic Chapel on Brattle St. and attend another Mass if possible.
Jul 4 Sat 1st Sat 11am confessions Our Lady of Mercy with noon 1st Saturday Mass with Fr. Gaby Hoyak at Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church, June St. Worc

Jul 11 Sat. 10am Mass Problem Pregnancy Chapel

Pro-Life Truth vs. Pro-Abortion Lies
You will learn how to tackle these 7 pro-abortion lies:
1. A fetus in not a person
2. My body, my choice
3. It's just a blob of tissue, not a baby
4. Abortion is a woman's right
5. Abortion prevents overpopulation
6. Abortion is needed for the "difficult" cases
7. Abortion prevents poverty

God Bless America

Jay G.
Prayer Needs

1 comment :

David Roemer said...

#Reasons to Believe in Jesus

Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.
> Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

> Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

> And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.

From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.

If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.

by David Roemer