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October 14, 2011 by lulapilgrim
How many of you believe you can do whatever you want, break the commandments of Almighty God, and after death will still go to Heaven?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) teaches:  "To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God's merciful love means remaining separated from Him for ever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called "Hell". CCC 1033. 

In the lesson of St. Matthew's Gospel...
August 30, 2011 by lulapilgrim

Today, I got the following Action Alert in my email box.


New York mayor bans prayer, clergy at 9/11 memorial service
The tenth anniversary of the Islamic jihadist attacks on New York on 9/11 will soon be upon us. Faith in God sustained millions of Americans on that day and the days that followed. Americans looked to God and to their spiritual leaders for comfort and guidance.

But New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned all clergy and all prayer from the upcoming 9...
July 27, 2011 by lulapilgrim
World Net Daily explains the dispute. What do you think?


WND Exclusive
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
getting sued for defamation
'Left-wing television commentators
must be made to respect ... the law'

By Bob Unruh

 A lawsuit seeking in excess of $50 million has been prepared against MSNBC and its talk-show entertainer Rachel Maddow over statements she made about a Minnesota-based ministry.

Word of...
July 18, 2011 by lulapilgrim

Capitalism: The System Or the Regime?


Many celebrated the downfall of Communism as the triumph of capitalism. Certainly there is some truth to this. But while Catholic social teaching utterly rejects Communism and Socialism, it does not embrace capitalism without qualification. The Pontiffs offered a clear understanding of the service of the market for the common good.

 In Centesimus Annus,
July 7, 2011 by lulapilgrim

Rush Limbaugh: angry media should just imagine Casey Anthony had a delayed abortion

by Kathleen GilbertWed Jul 06, 2011 13:40 ESTRush Limbaugh at his best, telling media who are angry over the Casey Anthony verdict, “just tell yourselves that she waited a couple of years to get an abortion and then you’ll feel better.”  Via Real Clear Politics:

“You know, what I don’t understand about it is they’re [the media] all card-carrying liberals. W...
June 22, 2011 by lulapilgrim
The following article written by Dr. Arthur M. Hippler is from "The Wanderer" newspaper dated September 18, 2003.

It is perhaps somewhat of a cliché  that Catholic social teaching is "neither conservative nor liberal."  And yet as one surveys the papal encyclicals of the last century or so, one is struck by the fact that "liberalism" is almost always under criticism, while no such corresponding criticism attaches to the word "conservatism".  Why is this, and how do the P...
April 25, 2011 by lulapilgrim
On another blog, a fellow JoeUser asked the following questions and made the following comments:


I am irritated with the closed-mindedness of organizations with causes. If there is only one way (YOUR way) to reach God … why are there so many divergent paths and religions making the same claim? What makes you think it is even conceivable that a paper trail in excess of 2000 years could contain much resemblance to the original fictions?

I am sure you have heard of the test t...
December 1, 2010 by lulapilgrim
I just received this in an email. I enjoyed it and thought you would too...especially at this time of year.  


November 6, 2010 by lulapilgrim
By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanNovember 4, 2010 ( - A homosexual organization is planning a massive "kiss-in" in front of the pope as he leaves Barcelona's cathedral on Sunday during his planned visit to Spain.

The group, which calls itself Queer Kissing FlashMob, is calling on homosexuals to kiss each other for two minutes as the pope passes, and then disperse.  The group hopes to infiltrate the crowd by dressing like people from traditional Catholic movements such as "Cuen...
October 29, 2010 by lulapilgrim
The Declaration of Independence is the foundation, the statement of basic principles of God-given rights and the Constitution is the legal structure built on this foundation and the method by which these unalienable rights are secured.  America was founded and based on Judeo-Christian principles of morality.  But ever since the early 60’s, there has been a massive, secular effort by the “anything goes” crowd infected with moral relativism to remove these principles of...
October 23, 2010 by lulapilgrim
I received the following email from AFA Action...The Legislative Action Arm of the American Family Association.

President Obama censors 'Creator' from Declaration againFor the third time in just over one month, President Obama has refused to include any mention of the "Creator" in his recitation of the Declaration of Independence.The Founders believed that "all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, an...
October 14, 2010 by lulapilgrim
Out of the Depths
  The 33 miners who were trapped for nearly 70 days in a Chilean gold and copper mine are all alive and safe. They were freed today, on October 13, the day of Our Lady of Fatima. But there is more...
By Robert Moynihan, reporting from Rome


"De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine" ("Out of the depths I have cried unto thee, O Lord"). —Psalm 129, known as the Psalm "De Profundis" ("Out ...
October 2, 2010 by lulapilgrim
Spotlight: Jenn Giroux - Fighting the Culture of the Pill 

For Jenn Giroux, celebrating large families is part of an effort to save parents from the regret they might experience later in life in the absence of children that might have been - had it not been for the pill.

By Kathleen Gilbert

CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 1, 2010 ( - Most people who run into Jenn Giroux probably wouldn't guess that she is mother to nine children.

 A warm, youthful ...
August 18, 2010 by lulapilgrim
Here we go again.

A certain self-styled Protestant whom I’ll call “Deleter” thinks it’s OK to quote Scripture, link it to current events and explain it from her Protestant theological pov, take swipes against Catholics, the Catholic Church and Catholicism while at the same time insists upon no rebuttal from me by deleting my comments. The comments that led up to the deletion of my comments are as follows: Deleter posted: No, Lula the gospels don't preach something...
July 3, 2010 by lulapilgrim
On another Blog, a JUser asked:  Now if you would, tell me what you think "grace" is.

Yes, I’m glad to tell you what I know about Grace.

There are two kinds: supernatural or sanctifying Grace and actual grace, but first some background.

God is the author of the Salvation plan and the first Source of our holiness through which our souls are sanctified. God created us to be with Him in eternal life.  Scripture has it that nothing defiled will enter into heaven and in order...