San Diego Parish Funeral Controversy was a “Set Up” by Homosexual Activists

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Priests at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Little Italy, California, which is at the center of a heated controversy over a funeral service for an openly homosexual man, say the whole episode was misrepresented to the public by homosexual activists.

Read the rest…

Obedience

“The power of obedience! The lake of Gennesareth had denied its fishes to Peter’s nets. A whole night in vain. Then, obedient, he lowered his net again to the water and they caught ‘a huge number of fish.’ Believe me: the miracle is repeated each day.”
St. Josemaria Escriva

For Reflection:
How full am I willing to have “my nets” be? Dear Lord, help me resolve to be obedient to you in all things. Let me respond spontaneously and with love to all that You ask of me – the easy things and the most difficult. Help me to remember that Your obedience brought redemptive grace into the world. May my obedience be united to Yours so that a “big catch” may be obtained for the Kingdom of God. Mother Mary, intercede for me. Amen.

Sex Change Operations Used to “Convert” Indian Girls into Boys

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

An explosive new report from an Indian journalist has revealed that parents desperate for a son are subjecting their girl children, some as young as one year, to undergo sex change operations to turn them into boys.

Read the rest…

Vatican to Issue Instructions on Merging/Closing of U.S. Parishes

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In response to the many U.S. dioceses that are facing severe financial pressure as a result of the sex abuse crisis, and are now being forced to close parishes, the Congregation for the Clergy is working on a document that will provide guidelines for the closing or merging of parishes.

Read the rest…

Obedience

“I often thought my constitution would never endure the work I had to do, (but) the Lord said to me: ‘Daughter, obedience gives strength.’”
St. Teresa of Avila

For Reflection:
Embracing the will of God with love and joy gives us the strength we need for every situation and makes our efforts fruitful. How does this knowledge apply to me today?