Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Just got this in Email...Food for Thought

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


This may seem like a winner 
but upon closer inspection, 
it is starting out with a faulty premise.  
The site states:

I have a little trick when it comes to
getting those "hard to reach" boys
excited about God:
http://www.teachsundayschool.com/biblescience.html
It's an approach that's a little bit out of the box,
but I've been using it for years with amazing
results.
(And the girls love it too!)
Enjoy!
Mary-Kate:




So why am I not buying it?

No Holy Eucharist
No First Things
No Matter

and then the kicker...

25 Fun & Easy
Bible-Based Experiments
That Demonstrate
God's Hand in Science


God's Hand in Science....hmmm
As if Science comes first 
and Almighty God is playing cards
or playing with Legos with
what precedes Him.

What Mary-Kate should have said:
God is the author of Light, Life, Love.
He is the source of all science
and all its laws,
and without Him willfully keeping 
it all in being,
we revert to darkness, death and dust... 

PERIOD.

The word science comes 
from original Latin, 
sciencia which means 
no more than 
knowledge.


Boys need it straight, 
not with tricks of the trade.

Nor do they need to be excited.
(feeling/emotion based faith)
If the Fullness of Truth is 
not hammered home
they are not founded on rock.


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Come Holy Spirit, Please!

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*



Ireland has spoken and it is not good for the Church.
The Supreme Court  will soon speak and it seems that regardless
of the Catholics onboard...it will not be good for the Church.

It has been very bad before...
Laws have been enacted
that made being a Catholic
in America very difficult.

It took the Civil War to wake up
many people to the fact that
Catholic blood runs red
just like any other.

Now we are surely at a crossroads.
1973 was a very bad year...
2015... well we need a
courageous voice.

Silence is no longer an option.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful 
and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN



Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

KEEP CALM

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


When we receive Holy Communion
we really should be all a shutter...

The fact that we are not, 
tells us how far we still have 
to go before we truly appreciate 
the magnitude of the gift:
The Real Presence
of Jesus Christ
Our Lord and 
Our God


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael