Thursday, July 2, 2015

Catechetical Day 2015


For those of you who might be interested.

Catechetical Day 2015 will be held on Saturday, November 7 at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, MD. Cardinal Wuerl is scheduled to present the keynote address. 

The theme for the day is Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Life, and there will be tracks for individuals involved in every aspect of catechesis: RCIA, Adult Formation, Children, and Youth.  

If you would like to recommend a topic or speaker for a workshop session, please contact Sara Blauvelt at 301-853-5368 or sblauvelt@adw.org.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The "Gay Marriage" Decision and the Reaction in the Archdiocese of Washington DC

The news of gay marriage came as I was attending to some private business, for which my focus needed to be on.  After that, I did not have much access to the internet (which at times is a blessing).

I read Cardinal Wuerl's statement, and like most of his statements, it is quite disappointing.  I really have not come to expect much from him.  He always looks to avoid any conflict and any sort of controversy.  I am so disappointed, that I will not even link to it. 

However, what did catch my attention were the comments on health benefits to those who work for the Archdiocese.  If you did not catch what he was saying, it was:  We will give health benefits to gay "spouses."   So, once again, he has capitulated.

However, Msgr. Pope's column title in the National Catholic Register really sums it up:  Things Are Going to Get Very Tough, Very Quickly for the Church and her Allies.  

You can read it here:  http://www.ncregister.com/blog/msgr-pope/things-are-going-to-get-very-tough-very-quickly-for-the-church-and-her-alli

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POPE FRANCIS, PLEASE STAY AT HOME IN ROME.  DO NOT COME TO THE U.S.!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pope Francis: STAY IN ROME

I have decided, because of the Pope's latest Encyclical, to begin a campaign urging him to STAY IN ROME and not come to us US in September.  If he is such a believer in climate change, and that humans are to blame, then I urge him to "walk the walk, don't just talk the talk" and not come to the US and STAY IN ROME.

If you are like minded, then take up the cause, which I will promote here each and every day!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Gathering of Mary’s Children: A CELEBRATION OF THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY IN OUR LIVES


Commanded by Pope Pius XII to renew our consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast of her Queenship, all those attending are encouraged to start or renew their consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The 33 day preparation will begin July 20, ending August 22 at the Marian event where all will recite the Act of Consecration prayer together. 

The August 22, 2015 Feast of the Queenship of Mary will take place at St. Joseph Church, 4590 Josephs Way, Pomfret, MD 20675 from 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

The event is free but registration is recommended by sending the name(s) of attendee(s) and cell # via email to: marycohorts@gmail.com.

Speakers: Rev. Daniel Leary, Rev. Martin Flum, Rev. Alain Colliou, Ref. Harry Stokes, Guest Speaker: Mr. Anthony Mullen.

For more information, please contact May Oteyza (may.oteyze@erols.com)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quick Thought on Laudato si': Set the Example, Help Save the Planet and Don't Travel to the US in September.

If the Pope is as concerned about environmental damage due to coal, oil, etc., used in transportation, buildings, etc., then I would like to make the following plea to Pope Francis:


Please do not travel to the US in September and stay in Rome.


Do you realize how much oil will be used to transport you, your aides, journalists, etc. from Europe to the US?


Do you realize how much energy and resources will be wasted to set up the various events that you will attend?


Do you realize how much energy and resources will be wasted with millions attempting to see and hear you?


How much energy has been spent working on your visit to date?


Pope Francis, please set the example on how one should help save the plant.  Do not travel to the US in September.  Stay in Rome. 


Show the world that you know how to lead the way.