Where Is Your Heart?

The Sisters and Brothers that I have met in my life, have this joy and peace around them that you wish you can just put in a bottle. They may not have everything they want but they have everything they need. That is what makes them happy. They found what their heart is searching for (God) and their heart is resting on Him.

What Does Mercy Look Like?

Have you ever wondered why the theme we hear about lately is inclusive? Safe place? No hate zone? I’ve been seeing this for a while now, as I’m sure you have too. What we see now is a system that is now working to make things safe for a few, but leave the majority vulnerable.

It’s More Than Words

Pope Francis has endeared many of us, and confused the rest of us. I fall into both camps! I love how personable he is, however I understand that I don’t understand a lot of things about him. To me, that’s okay. I wasn’t meant to understand completely every person, and I’m sure many of his writings will make more sense to me as I pray about it, and as time passes.

Does Organ Donation Conflict With Your Beliefs?

Planned parenthood and their grisly involvement of selling body parts has raised up an important discussion about organ donation. Should we be an organ donor? No doubt many of us do not want to think about a loved one who has been seriously injured and have to face that decision. Some of us have easily consented by signing the back of our driver’s license.  But do we know what organ donation truly is before we jump on the bandwagon?   The Church’s position The Church sees organ donation as a love of neighbor act. To share what we have with one another is honestly a noble thing to do, however there are a few cases where this noble act is considered not noble and should be avoided. The donation of an organ that hinders the door or to function correctly–less than before.  For example, we need two eyes to function, and by donating one eye we would not function correctly as wer were intended.  Donation cannot cause death to the donor. We need our heart in order to live.  While it may be noble to give someone our heart, doing so would indeed cause our own death. Which brings me to the second point. What is brain death?  If the person’s heart is still beating, then their body is still causing blood to circulate blood to the rest of its body. This is the best time doctors say to donate organs as the person has already died but this is not really the case.  Organ transplants are in conformity with the moral law if the physical and psychological dangers and risks to...

Our Ignorance Convicts Us

So many stories have circled around the web this week,  It’s impossible to talk about them all, but these stories truly should get our attention.  One question that I kept asking was can we justify these actions by staying ignorant.  How much rope do we give “ignorance” before it hangs us?  We are called to always seek the truth, we always want to know to truth before we make an informed decision.  How much of that can we make while we refuse to open our eyes? Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts. (Ephesians 4:18)     1.  Planned Parenthood Exposed.  The biggest and ongoing news has been about Planned Parenthood and what really goes on in these clinics.  There has been an outcry on both sides of the fence–one side says that it violates the woman’s rights, the other says that it needed to be exposed.  Personally, I’m happy that it is all coming out in the open.  There are so many examples that I can think about throughout history that doesn’t justify being in the dark.  I’ll just share one: After WWII was over there was the  liberation of concentration camps.  Across Germany, civilians were told to view what was actually going on in these camps.  I would suspect that many had an idea what it looked liked–but their imagination could never really come to grip with the reality of it.  Town after town, people were brought in to help bury the remains of those who died at the camps. In...