Sunday, March 31, 2013

Weekly News (Fourth Week of March 2013)

1. Life Has Exchanged the Tomb for the Sky

Lectio Divina: Easter, Year C

The first day of the week is Sunday, the day in which we celebrate Christ's resurrection. He resurrects in the night, long before the sunshine illuminates this day of celebration. [Read More]

2. Easter's Message of Hope Helps Us Face Trials, Bishops Say

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said that turning to God is the most creative approach to problem solving ever imagined. [Read More]

3. Thousands Flood DC to Stand Up For Marriage

.- Citing concerns for the well-being of children and respect for the democratic process, participants in the national March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., stressed the importance of marriage for society. [Read More]

4. Anderson Cooper Kisses 'Boy Scout' Madonna to Offend Traditional America [Read More]

5. In New Zealand and France, Support for Same-Sex Marriage Wanes as Legalization Looms

( – As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two same-sex marriage cases, the approaching passage of laws legalizing same-sex marriage in New Zealand and France appear to be prompting a public opinion shift against the change. [Read More]

6. Why Easter Sunday Matters to the Pro-Life Movement

Of all the holidays and events on our calendars, I believe none are more important than Easter Sunday. [Read More]

7. What Harm Would It Do To Legalize Gay "Marriage"?

At the outset, it is worth noting that this question is often framed in a rather misleading way: “What harm would a same-sex couple getting married do to your opposite-sex marriage?” The issue, however, is not how any one couple’s marriage would affect any other specific couple’s marriage—the issue is how changing the definition of marriage under the law would change the social institution of marriage. [Read More]

8. Must-See Video: A Marriage Expert's Masterful Handling of Piers Morgan

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2013 (Heritage Foundation) - How do you throw Piers Morgan off his game? Stick to the facts, remain civil and win the argument. Heritage’s Ryan Anderson did exactly that Tuesday night in a showdown with the liberal CNN host of “Piers Morgan Live” and guest Suze Orman. [Read More]

9. Callings and Crosses

Family Matters: Single Life

There are the normative ways to draw close to God. Then there are as many other ways as there are people. [Read More]

10. Delaying Marriage

One of the major social changes in recent times is the postponement of marriage. A recent report examined the implications of this development. [Read More]

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St. Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls

Today, March 19, on the feast of St. Joseph, let us pray for the grace to be always at the service of Jesus and Mary like he did and also for the grace of a happy death.

God revealed to Joseph that because of his great concern for the dying throughout his life, assisting them and pleading for their salvation with prayers and tears, He was appointing him as their special mediator and patron, and furthermore, that He wished that he would continue to manifest his love for them until the end of time. From his place in Heaven, he would still be able to exercise this role as special intercessor for all those engaged in the struggle with death.

The saint gladly took this service upon himself and he was happy over being permitted to assist everyone in this grave and extreme necessity. He thanked God for having selected him, and from that hour dutifully assumed this responsibility of caring for the welfare of those who are in need at the time of death.

Saint Joseph enjoys in Heaven a glory which is indescribable and which surpasses that of any other saint. This glory cannot be comprehended by merely human understanding, and, hence, actually cannot be made known to the world. However, this glory is indeed recognized, understood, and appreciated by the blessed in Heaven throughout all eternity.

The saint continuously exercises his intermediary function before God on behalf of the dying. He also manifests a deep concern for the welfare of all souls redeemed by the Precious Blood of the Savior. He obtains graces for all, but he manifests a special solicitude for those who honor him. There is no grace that he asks of God, or of the most holy Virgin, which he is not able, subsequently, to obtain.

Saint Joseph supplicates for graces on behalf of all men, but particularly for the afflicted and oppressed, since he himself had to endure so much tribulation during his life on earth. The saint also appears to be especially deferential towards religious. I, therefore, urge all souls, in every state of life, to have a special devotion to this great saint. Marvelous effects will indeed be experienced by doing so.

(Source: Saint Joseph As Seen by Mystics and Historians pp. 362-363)


Prayer to Saint Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph,
whose protection is so great, so strong,
and so prompt before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interests and desires.

Oh, St. Joseph,
do assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your Divine Son
all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ,
Our Lord. So that, having engaged here
before your heavenly power,
I may offer my thanksgiving and homage
to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh, St. Joseph,
I never weary contemplating you,
and the Child Jesus asleep in your arms;
I dare not approach while He reposes near
your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss
His fine head for me and ask Him to return
the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls -
Pray for us. Pray for me. Amen.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekly News (Third Week of March 2013)

1. Pope Gives First Impression of Simplicity, Sense of Humor

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, today commented on the Pope's first public appearance Wednesday evening, when Francis greeted the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square. [Read More]

2. Without Christ Crucified, Church a 'Pitiful' Organization, Pope Says

.- The day after he was elected, Pope Francis emphasized that every believer – including bishops, cardinals and Popes – must proclaim Jesus crucified to be true Christians. [Read More]

 3. Pope Francis Has 'High Hopes' for Filipinos

Manila, March 14, 2013 - The new pope of the Catholic Church is banking on the Filipinos in preserving and extending the ideals of Catholic faith in the world. [Read More]

4. Divorce Not The Answer to Failing Marriages, Lay People Told

MANILA, March 10, 2013 – With House Bill 1799 or the divorce bill looming in the horizon, a Catholic priest on Sunday urged the people to throw the measure on the back burner as it does not really solve the issue of failing marriages among couples. [Read More]

5. New York Times Greets New Pope With Abortion, Gay Marriage, and the 'Dirty War'

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires is now Pope Francis, and Thursday's New York Times front-page "Man In the News" profile by Emily Schmall and Larry Rohter, "A Conservative With a Common Touch," opened respectfully. But after a dash of local color and historical context, the Times quickly mounted its old hobby horse: the Church's positions on liberal issues like abortion and gay marriage [Read More]

6.  Pope Francis: Defend the Unborn From Abortion Even if Persecuted

"Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court or kill you. No child should be deprived of the right to be born, the right to be fed, the right to go to school." [Read More]

7. New Pope Francis Called Homosexual 'Marriage' a 'Machination of the Father of Lies'

VATICAN CITY, March 13, 2013 ( – Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is known to LifeSiteNews readers as a valiant defender of life and family. In terms of homosexual ‘marriage’, Cardinal Bergoglio fought valiantly to have the law in Argentina continue to protect the traditional family. [Read More]

8. What Would the Greeks Have Thought of Gay 'Marriage'?

March 13, 2013 ( - It is ironic that the proponents of homosexuality so often point to ancient Greece as their paradigm because of its high state of culture and its partial acceptance of homosexuality or, more accurately, pederasty. [Read More]

9. A Pope From the Heartland of the Global Church

Washington - With the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the first Latin-American Vicar of Christ in the history of the Catholic Church, the College of Cardinals confirmed an inescapable truth: The pilgrim Church has traveled far beyond its base in the Eternal City. [Read More]

10. Champion of 'Feminine Genius' Celebrated on 90th Birthday

Alexandria, Va. — On her 90th birthday, noted philosopher and Catholic theologian Alice von Hildebrand has been lauded for both her teachings and example of “authentic womanhood.” [Read More]

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ang Pro-Life Party List

I don't normally endorse individuals or groups but this coming elections I wholeheartedly give my support to Ang Pro-Life Partylist for the sake of the unborn and to help fight the advancing culture of death in our nation.


Our nation has been ravaged by traditional politics and immoral RH law, which are some of the factors that prevent us from seeing economic and moral prosperity. 

Our country is faced with serious economic, political, social, and moral problems, and this is why it is time to heed the clamor of the people for a vote that will espouse Catholic and moral principles, first and foremost. 

For this reason, we ask for your support not only in voting, but actively participating in campaigning and promoting Ang Prolife Partylist. 

A vote for Ang Prolife is a vote for the future of our nation. 

We may not have the big machinery that traditional politicians have but if we help each other out, God will bless our efforts and will reward us with victory.
For more inquiries on how to help us in our campaign or how to donate to Ang Prolife Partylist, call us at 02-734-8425 or text us at 0917-5359702 email us at