The Last Things

“Those who die in God’s grace and friendship and are perfectly purified live forever with Christ. They are like God for ever, for they “see him as he is,” face to face.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1023

For Reflection:
What do I think it will be like to behold God face-to-face? Do I have an interior hunger to do so?
 

Seekers Beware! The New Age can be Deadly

In what should serve as a warning to many who follow after the mostly non-credentialed gurus who populate the New Age self-help industry, the once popular James Arthur Ray, a favorite of Oprah Winfrey,  was sentenced to two years in prison for the grisly deaths of three people during a New Age sweat-lodge ceremony near Sedona, Arizona in October, 2009.

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Grisly Dumpster Find Leads to Shut Down of Michigan Abortion Clinics

In what is being hailed as a huge pro-life victory in Michigan, the owner of two late-term abortion clinics whose employees were caught dumping fetal body parts in dumpsters, has been forced to shutter his clinics and is forbidden open any future medical facilities in the state.

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The Last Things

“The world is only peopled to people heaven.”
St. Francis de Sales

For Reflection:
What a beautiful quote! What does this tell me about me? What does this tell me about God’s plans for me? What does this tell me about everyone I meet? What does this tell me about all that happens to me? How can this quote give direction, meaning, and purpose to my life?
(Compare this to tomorrow’s Grace Line.)

Beware of Acupuncturists Who Channel “Energy”

KB writes: “My son and I received accupuncture therapy.  At one point, the doctor said that energy was being channeled into my son and she needed to respect that energy until it slowed down to continue.  I feel uneasy about this, and am concerned that we may have exposed ourselves to something we should not have.  Should we go to confession and forget about it?  We spoke to our pastor and he felt it was okay.  That we did not reject the trinity or the Eucharist, and if we feel it will help, we could pursue it. So, we did not get confession at that time, but I would go to another parish for reconciliation.  Do we need to renew our baptism promises?”

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