The Dating Project – The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Dating Project

 

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Tomorrow (4/17/18), Fathom Events (best known for short-run theatrical re-releases of classic films and for simulcasting opera live to movie theaters) will present in 750 “cinemas nationwide” a documentary directed by Jonathan Cipiti entitled The Dating Project (click on the title to find a theater in your area: I found three near me).

The film is co-produced by Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures, and Family Theater Productions – with distribution by the aforementioned Fathom and by Pure Flix.

It seems to me a bold plan, indeed, to hope to fill seats on a spring Tuesday with folks – mostly young ones, I presume – eager to watch a film about why it is so difficult to date in 2018, which is what the film is about.

The Project began in the Boston College classroom of Professor Kerry Cronin, who teaches classics and who noticed that her students are moving romantically through their teens and twenties like so many billiard balls: having glancing collisions with the opposite sex in which the traditional subtext of marriage isn’t even part of the game. Girls go to places where they know boys will be (and vice versa), and there they may “hook up,” a dreadful phrase (and a more dreadful reality) describing everything from “Let’s go to the local ristorante for a pizza” to “Let’s go to my place and have sex.” (read more….)

 

Worldwide Rosary Crusade

Peace is Possible – by the Grace of God

all things are possible.

Worldwide Rosary Crusade starts with us.

JOIN THE WORLDWIDE ROSARY CRUSADE!

The goals of this crusade are as follows:

  1. To mount a unified effort in building a global rosary chain on the 13th of each month in honor of our Blessed Mother’s requests to pray the rosary for peace.
  2. To build awareness of the power given to mankind through the use of the rosary.
  3. To proliferate the use of this powerful weapon against evil.

In 1917, Jesus sent His Mother to Fatima, Portugal on the 13th day of consecutive months with pleas and warnings of what might happen if man did not turn back to God. These events culminated on October 13th with one of the greatest documented miracles of modern times that was witnessed by literally tens of thousands of people. Our Blessed Mother’s message was quite simple. Put Jesus back at the center of our lives. Ask for God’s mercy. Make sacrifices and reparations for the ways man has offended God. And pray the rosary for peace!

“I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the rosary. Let them continue saying it everyday.”

–Our Blessed Mother to Lucia at Fatima
October 13, 1917

Most importantly, our Blessed Mother brought us a message of HOPE! If we listen, and do these things, our merciful God stands ready to embrace us. Great sufferings and disasters, both manmade and natural can be averted!

“The rosary is my weapon.” “Our Lady has never refused me a grace through the recitation of the rosary.” “Love the Blessed Mother and make her loved. Always recite the rosary.”

–St. (Padre) Pio of Pietrelcina

 

 

Love Your Neighbor Day 2018

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY 2018

 

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY

April 28, 2018 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DAY will take place on Saturday, April 28.

If you are able to VOLUNTEER by giving your time to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community, please complete the VOLUNTEER FORM and turn it in to the church office.  Deadline for Volunteer forms is Monday, April 9.   LYND VOLUNTEER Form 2018

Grace has also been asked to donate desserts for the luncheon that day.  If you would like to donate a dessert, please call the church office, 419-332-1558.

THANK YOU!

 

LOGIC AND LIFE, Bishop of Toledo Daniel E. Thomas

Logic and life

3/3/2018

BY DANIEL E. THOMAS
BISHOP OF TOLEDO

Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo believes that ProMedica’s recent decision to enter into a transfer agreement with Capital Care Network defies logic.

Bishop Daniel Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo believes that ProMedica’s recent decision to enter into a transfer agreement with Capital Care Network defies logic.

ProMedica’s Board of Trustees’ recent decision to enter into a transfer agreement with Capital Care Network, Toledo’s last remaining abortion facility, defies logic. The hospital states that entering into this agreement aligns with their mission and values in the belief that “no one is beyond the reach of life-saving health care.” But in fact, because their partnering with the abortion clinic facilitates the denial of “life-saving health care” for the most vulnerable, unborn babies, their very decision defies logic. To say, as Keith Burris has, that on the one hand no one could deny as a matter of science that abortion is the taking of a baby’s life, and on the other hand that ProMedica’s decision is “a gutsy, pro- life act of leadership,” also defies logic.

Logic is the science of good or valid reasoning, a reasoning based on wisdom and common sense. To say that a health care system’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of its patients is logical. To say that its mission includes partnering with a clinic whose reason for existence is the direct killing and dismemberment of innocent human life, is simply illogical. To say that abortion is health care defies logic. It makes no sense.

EDITORIAL: The duty of a hospital

It’s logical for people of good will, no matter their religion, to expect that anyone, in particular a pregnant mother experiencing a medical emergency, should be able to receive lifesaving treatment at a hospital. It is not logical for people, no matter their religion, to expect or insist that in order to provide care for a woman in a health crisis, a respected hospital should partner with a clinic whose aim is life destroying “treatment.” In fact, ProMedica rightly would have treated any woman coming to their emergency room doors in need or in crisis, without a “transfer agreement.”

The reasoning that a hospital’s task is to “save every life you can” is perfectly logical. But the reasoning that a hospital should enter into an agreement in order to address the sad possibility of treating the rare patient who might be transferred from Capital Care, versus the sadder reality of the hundreds of innocent babies whose lives will be snuffed out each year in that clinic as a direct result of the agreement, is perfectly illogical. It makes no sense.

That good, dedicated and competent doctors, nurses, staff, and volunteers of a hospital daily pour themselves out to heal and save life is more than logical, it’s commendable. That members of the board of trustees of a hospital, whose doors are open to heal and save life, would unilaterally make a decision which keeps open the doors of a clinic that destroys and terminates life, is more than illogical, it’s deplorable. There is simply no getting around it: the decision of ProMedica’s Board of Trustees to sign the transfer agreement means that unborn babies will continue to be slaughtered in Toledo at Capital Care.

KEITH BURRIS: ProMedica’s decision is ‘gutsy’

Logic is all about sound reasoning. As a health care system, ProMedica’s decision to partner to keep open a clinic whose purpose is the opposite of health care, is an example of flawed logic. That decision does not reflect the purpose and mission of a hospital, to heal and sustain human life. That decision instead facilitates the very destruction of the weakest of our human family, the unborn in the womb. I invite all people of good will, who understand and value logic and life, to join me in petitioning the members of the ProMedica Board to overturn their hasty decision and to renew their commitment to the logic and life worthy of their health care system.

As Pope Francis states: “In all its phases and at every age, human life is always sacred and always of quality. And not as a matter of faith, but of reason and science.” This is the logic of life.

Daniel E. Thomas is the Bishop of Toledo.

PAUL Apostle of Christ – The Movie

PAUL APOSTLE OF CHRIST – THE MOVIE 

My wife’s Cousin Brad, told me he and his family saw the early release, he told me…”it is a must see” at a theater near you!

 Andrew Hyatt, the director, is a good friend of their family.  Jim Caviezel, Oliver Martinez, and James Faulkner and the rest of the cast are so dynamic.

A movie we all need to get behind and see at the theater.

Where the revolution has led: An interview with Mary Eberstadt

Catholic author Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling books, including Adam and Eve After the Pill and How the West Really Lost God.

Source: Where the revolution has led: An interview with Mary Eberstadt

[Editor’s Note: Catholic author Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling books, including Adam and Eve After the Pill and How the West Really Lost God. In the Nov. 6 issue of The Weekly Standard, Eberstadt published “The Primal Scream of Identity Politics,” an essay exploring the contours of contemporary American politics, our search for identity, and the importance of the family. She spoke to Catholic News Agency editor-in-chief JD Flynn.]

Flynn: What are identity politics?

Eberstadt: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines identity politics as “political activity and theorizing founded in the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups.” This is not politics as usual. It’s instead an assertion of identity with one or another group that’s said to be oppressed. Believing oneself to be a victim is part and parcel of “identifying” in this way. (read more……)

Catholic Men’s Conference 2018 – Columbus, OH, Feb 24th.

Come join us men of Northwestern Ohio. Men of faith are engaging our Lord Jesus Christ. Join us on the 24th of Feb.  Contact us today on our FB Page.

 

Catholic Men’s Conference 2018 – Columbus, OH.

(conference link above)