April 08, 2009

Protest against our nation’s plan to force medical workers to perform abortions!

From Zenit.org, April 7, 2009.

Thursday is the last day to give public comments on the proposed ban on conscience protection for pro-life doctors and nurses.

The Cardinal Newman Society announced in a press release today that they are joining dozens of groups in requesting people to take action, and sign a petition against this withdrawal of objection rights.

The statement urges: "The Obama administration is actively working to remove sensible conscience protections that prevent doctors and nurses from being discriminated against when they refuse to perform morally objectionable procedures, such as abortions.”
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The organizations have set up a new Web site, Freedom2Care.org, to gather signatures for the petition and inform people about the issues at stake.
U.S. Bishops' conference conscience protection site: http://www.freedom2care.org/

Freedom2Care: http://www.usccb.org/conscienceprotection/

Good Friday is a day of obligatory fasting and abstinence from meat.

Did you know that the Church also wants us to keep Holy Saturday as a day of fasting?

The Church's “Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,” Sacrosanctum Concilium, paragraph 110, directs us as follows:
Nevertheless, let the Paschal Fast be kept sacred.
Let it be observed everywhere on Good Friday,
and, where possible,
prolonged throughout Holy Saturday,
as a way of coming to the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection
with uplifted and welcoming heart.

I originally posted it about three years ago. It remains my most popular post, and still receives visitors with comments and questions.

Click HERE for it.

April 07, 2009

Homilies. Holy Week.

Today's homily and last Friday's are on my homily blog.

Click HERE for my monastery's Holy Week Schedule.