Month: February 2012

Who’s that nun at the Academy Awards? | The Deacons Bench

Posted on

Who’s that nun at the Academy Awards? | The Deacons Bench.

A reflection on the story of Sr. Dolores, a woman whose life and vocation story has been made into a documentary that is now up for Oscar nomination.

“This is not something that you decide that you are going to do. A vocation is a call from God.  I can understand why people have a tough time.  because who can understand God? I don’t.  Because, when you deal with something at this level, you are dealing with mystery.”

-Mother Dolores on her response to her vocation, calling her away from a lifetime of Hollywood fame and fortune for a life in a secluded convent as a Sister at the Abbey of Regina Laudis.

I have chills up and down my back.  Wow.  Wow wow wow.  What courage to respond to her vocation in the face of incredible dissent.  God gives us each the courage we need to face our lives as laid out before us … but so few of us take up the cross to follow Him.

 

May this Lent be a wonderful example to us all of what it means to truly serve.

Nicki Minaj Defends ‘Roman Holiday’ Grammy Performance – Speakeasy – WSJ

Posted on

Nicki Minaj Defends ‘Roman Holiday’ Grammy Performance – Speakeasy – WSJ.

The Catholic League released a press release criticizing  Minaj. “Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of The Recording Academy. Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam,” wrote the Catholic League. “It’s bad enough that Catholics have to fight for their rights vis-à-vis a hostile administration in Washington without also having to fend off attacks in the entertainment industry. The net effect, however, will only embolden Catholics, as well as their friends in other faith communities.””

 

Good answer, Donahue.

White House says contraception compromise will stand – Washington Times

Posted on

White House says contraception compromise will stand – Washington Times.

“When religious groups are forced to deny their deeply held religious convictions, it is not called ‘balance’; it is called ‘tyranny,’ ” said Penny Nance and Janice Shaw Crouse, leaders of Concerned Women for America, which includes itself as one of the Christian-affiliated employers that don’t want to be forced to provide free abortion-inducing drugs in their health insurance plans.”

My stomach wretches at this.  Wretches.

This is so un-constitutional it’s a joke that Obama is still in office.  An absolute joke.  This is tyranny.  This is absolute, pure, tyranny.