Happy Baptismal Anniversary to Me

Happy Baptismal Anniversary to Me

Today, Christmas Eve, is the 22nd anniversary of my baptism in the Catholic Church. I was baptized as an adult on Christmas Eve, 1992. With my baptism, I also automatically received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. After my baptism on the same evening, I received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Christmas Eve, then, is even more special for me than for the average Catholic, as it is always also the anniversary for my reception of these holy sacraments.

It seems only fitting that I take this time, here on my blog, to renew my baptismal promises, as I do also in the Church at every opportunity.

I reject Satan and all his works and all his empty promises.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given me a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all of my sins. May He also keep me faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever. Amen.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Fr. Frank Pavone: Court Decision Only Protects Deception of Abortion Industry

Fr. Frank Pavone: Court Decision Only Protects Deception of Abortion Industry

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today criticized the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that declared North Carolina’s pre-abortion ultrasound law to be an unconstitutional infringement on abortionists’ free speech rights.

“The court said that it was ‘ideological’ for North Carolina to have an abortionist describe to a mother what her child looks like before that child is destroyed,” said Fr. Pavone. “How is it ‘ideological’ for a doctor to tell a woman that he’s looking at a screen that shows two arms, two legs, fingers, toes, and a face? That’s not ideology; that’s objective reality!”

“This Court decision serves only to protect the constant pattern of lying, deception, and coverup that is characteristic of the abortion industry and that we have been fighting for decades,” Fr. Pavone concluded.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

Santorum Comments on President Obama’s Policy Change Towards Cuba

Santorum Comments on President Obama's Policy Change Towards Cuba

Verona, PA – Former U.S. Senator, former Presidential candidate and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement regarding the United States policy change towards Cuba:

Senator Santorum said, “I am pleased that Alan Gross has been released and able to return safely home, but I am extremely concerned with how his release was negotiated. Over and over again, President Obama’s foreign policy actions have proven reckless and not in our nation’s best interest.”

“I oppose normalizing trade with Cuba. I’ve been 100% in support of the right to a free Cuba, but the U.S. should stand on the side of the Cuban people, not with their despotic leader who is reigning terror there. President Obama has foolishly rewarded this behavior with his actions today. Liberalizing our trade and travel policies with Cuba sends the wrong message at the wrong time,” Santorum concluded.