Dec 10, 2013

Evangelii Gaudium – what the Pope said:

Evangelii Gaudiumwhat the Pope said:
“60. Today’s economic mechanisms promote inordinate consumption, yet it is evident that unbridled consumerism combined with inequality proves doubly damaging to the social fabric.”

Evangelii Gaudium – what the worldly heard:
unbridled Capitalism damages the social fabric…” and “unfettered capitalism [is] ‘a new tyranny’"

Evangelii Gaudium – what the difference is:
Rush is uncharacteristically inaccurate in his quotations. Pope Francis did not criticize unfettered capitalism; he used the phrase unfettered consumerism. The late and great Father Richard John Neuhaus defined consumerism as:
‘[P]recisely, the consuming of life by the things consumed. It is living in a manner that is measured by having rather than being. As Pope John Paul II makes clear, consumerism is hardly the sin of the rich. The poor, driven by discontent and envy, may be as consumed by what they do not have as the rich are consumed by what they do have. The question is not, certainly not most importantly, a question about economics. It is first and foremost a cultural and moral problem requiring a cultural and moral remedy.’ Capitalism is an economic and political ideology, whereas consumerism is a personal and individual ideology.

Dec 12 Thu feast of our Lady of Guadalupe “Know and understand well, you the most humble of my son, that I am the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth…”

**ISAIAH**gives such a consoling vision of the future that one could be forgiven for suggesting it is a mere "pipe dream.” After the purification of the earth by "the rod of [the Lord's] mouth, and the breath of his lips,” Isaiah writes:
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall down with the kid… There shall be no more harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as water covers the sea. (Isaiah 11) Mark Mallett

Dec 14 Sat 10am Mass to save babies with Fr. Mark Rainville, Assoc. from St. Joe’s Charlton, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.

Dec 21 Sat 10am Mass to save babies with Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood.
Dec 21 Sat 11am Christmas caroling on the sidewalk across from Planned Parenthood, sheet music provided
Dec 21 Sat 8am Mass and Rosary to end abortion at Framingham Union Hospital, St. Stephen's Church.
Dec 21 Sat noon-1pm - “Empty Bed Caroling” Main St Fitchburg at the public parking garage across from Planned Parenthood, in remembrance of all children who have died due to a miscarriage, illness, and violence. This month is the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shootings. We are sending a message to the children’s parents and families that they have not been forgotten, neither has their beloved children. The caroling will be held unless a severe snow storm happens. Contact person: Joyce Aucoin at 978-345-0129 or

Dec 28 Sat 9am prayers on the sidewalk followed by 10am Mass to save babies with Fr. Ken Cardinale, Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worcester

Jan 3, 2014 1st Friday 8pm First Friday: A Pro-Life Mass to “save babies through prayer” celebrated by Fr. Thomas F. Egan at 8:00pm followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration and concluding at 8am with 1st Saturday Mass celebrated by Father Michael J. Roy of St. Roch Parish, Oxford. Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Everyone is welcomed. Scheduled Adorers 9PM – Chris T. 10PM - Julie S - Paul T. 11PM - Eileen D, 12 AM midnight – Shawn, 1AM – Jim R. 2AM – Fran W 3AM – Jay G 4AM – Jay G. 5AM – Fred M - Bob D 6:00 – Mike&Chris S., Adrian 7AM – Kathy L. Let me know if you cannot cover your hour.
Jan 3 Sat First Saturday Masses, 8am Problem Pregnancy Chapel
Jan 3 Sat noon Mass St. Joan of Arc with 11am confession and Rosary before Mass..

Jay G.
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