Thanks for Sharing Your Family

It was kind and thoughtful that we were invited to the special celebration of Mary’s birth and life. It was a delightful day for us to be with your wonderful family and many dear friends as well.
You two have given us all a wonderful family and you have nurtured them into exemplary lives. As contemporaries with you through tumultuous generations, we have said many prayers for our children and their children. And God has surely blessed those prayers many times over through joys and trials too.
Thanks for being such dear friends and brothers and sisters in our good Lord! While we happen to pass each other infrequently, may we often share our lives in the Spirit along the way.
Love and blessings as we open the door to a new year this very night.
Mike and Nancy
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My Idea of a pastor

My Idea of a pastor
He must be a good and holy priest who supports his pastor [his bishop]
A man who loves his flock and his brother priests and listens to them
A man who knows how to manage his staff who keep everything running well
A man who takes care of all the facilities that provide  a home for the flock
A man who knows that his time in his parish may end whenever necessary
But uses his time as if it is permanent till death
He is loved by his flock and is always there for them
He seeks God in everything!
I am blessed to have such a pastor
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To the voter in the upcoming election for Board of Election in Hamilton:

My reason for running for this election is simple. Our children are a gift of God who created them – just as He created all of us. The gifts God gives us become subject to our free will where it comes to their education and formation. God shows us how they should be trained and cared for in order for them to fulfill His desire that they become people of goodness, honor, and decency – that they will attain excellence according to their gifts and seek to use their excellence and pass it on to their own children and our society.

What God seeks can be distorted and prevented by people whose selfish and wrongful agendas actually have little care for Gods truth. Just look around – it is obvious. There are massive systems everywhere which seek to use children for their own gain. They fill the environment with entertainment and temptation and evils designed to do their work.

They infiltrate government and even our schools. They want you to accept their “right” to manipulate our children. We are free to stand in the gap for our children or allow evil to infect them. Are we doing all we can do?

I know that God gives wisdom – whenever we seek it honestly – about what to advance and what to avoid. That is my belief and I would do my best in any capacity I find myself. I seek God and I am accountable for my life and actions to Him. I will answer to God as to how I live out this responsibility, as will every parent and educator – like it or not.
I hope you will pray for the right kind of a Board members. I would want you to vote for those who you believe will be true to what you believe in! Your vote is important – don’t waste it!

God Bless You,
Michael J Donnelly, Hamilton Board of Education candidate.

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The Fathers Blessing

EARLY MORNING – THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER
Sitting here in the breakfast room – reflecting upon these sweet and sour days since Jim’s death. I suddenly realize I am the lone patriarch of theis Donnelly clan and I failed last night as we all parted to offer my father blessing upon all of you and yours here or unable to be here these few days.
I am so blessed by each of you and all of you and ask God to close the bonds tightly between us as we go our different ways today. These few days let us see the beauty within each one of you and also showed me how easy it can be to miss all kinds of wonderful days that keep flowing by as years pass so quickly.
So please take this  little practice with you from this day forward: each morning or evening take a moment to bless one another as I am blessing right now. I place my hands upon each of you and make a little sign of the cross upon your forehead – each of you individually including all who were not here, as I pray:
Lord bless this child of Yours as I ask You to take special care of him/her this day – in his/her goings and comings. Keep him/her safe while away and bring him/her home as the sun sets in Your love and the love of this family. I pray in Jesus name, Amen.”
 
Have a wonderful day – I love you!
papaw
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The ad hoc committee [USCCB] against racism [2017]

Bishop George V. Murry of Youngstown, Ohio
Chairman of the ad hoc committee [USCCB] against racism.
2017-08-26

Your excellency,

Racism is such a sad reality but if you go no further than a highly popular political reality as it is. You simply sign on the USCCB to take sides with another secular cause!

Racism is the popular “whipping boy” now with the left – they love to “tar and feather” the right with this popular label since they know it is solid gold indefensible.

I hope at least that you Bishops know the smell of a rat when you encounter it because that is what is where you headed. You Bishops seem to desperately want to be “popular” with the culture and this is a super cause. It is filled with Satan and lies to divide and conquer the evil right. Why would you so instantly follow the secular left in this issue?

Racist populate left and right – white, yellow, red and black – young and old and on and on. No group owns the designation “racist” it is like any other sin and belongs to sinners around the globe. Have you not the courage to speak the truth of this fact? If you don’t, you make the Bishops simply another agency of the left in their racist hatred of the right.

If you want even the appearance of seeking truth, then the committee should be represented by as many races and ethnicity groups of people as possible.

What will be the end if you jump on the left’s bandwagon to tar and feather the “evil right” – labeling them as the racists? Do you not see that the far worse racism is to bless the left in their manifest hatred of the right? I cannot believe you Bishops have really prayed more deeply about this sin which men commit against their brothers!

With sincere care – Viva Jesu

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COMPANIONS ON A JOURNEY

It’s 4am [AUGUST 1, 2017] and I got up at 2 restless and forbidden to have food or liquid of any kind – funny how little things crowd out others in my mind when they are forbidden to the senses. I’m glad to have this time for prayer – so quiet except for the Daystar channel which has worship music [only instrumental] so peaceful with scenery.
All of a sudden this thought comes to me. I have so many companions today who, hearing about my spine operation, assured me of their prayers. Then the number grows and I can hardly take it in. I am humbled in the goodness of God for so many companions today – it’s humbling and beyond.
So I want to say thanks to all of you and all the others I don’t even have their name because Fr Jay mentioned my operation that should happen this day last Sunday at mass. Our faith is so immense – beyond comprehension. May the Good Lord bless all of us today into forever as we companions join hands and hearts when we meet forever with Him!
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    ​Viva Jesu
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Amoris Laetitia will destroy many marriages!

My parents were divorced twice during my youth. I fear that the current controversy almost ignores the effects upon children when the home is broken and children must choose between parents or who knows whom!
Perhaps Amoris Laetitia is “helpful” to some couples but I fear that hierarchy members can be awfully isolated from the media power set upon the destruction of marriage and family – the media  are clearly agents of satan in most moral situations.
Yet in Rome they seem to lack understanding of the miniscule influence of church teaching upon those couples in trouble and the overwhelming power of the media and its’ “experts” upon those same couples – an influence which readily translates this letter from the Pope  into an easy way out of marriage for anyone who sees it as “permission” to divorce.
I fear the apparent situation is one in which the Vatican does not want to be bothered and feels it will “go away” in time. The valid statistics prove them terribly wrong in the unbelievable numbers of Catholics who are turning away from Catholic teaching and tradition in droves. Catholic Marriages hold up no better than any other. Something is terribly wrong in our church and the average Catholic is exposed to very little of it.
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