Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Peter Taking Helping Hand of Jesus

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

State of the Blog: Chart of Blog Viewers From Past Six Months

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pray for the United States

For today's post, I just want to simply ask for prayers for the United States.  Satan is a master strategist, and he knows that he must attack the decent foundations of the American people in order to infect the world with his rebellion against the Almighty King of Heaven.  Pray during the 2012 election year.  In this battle, let us turn to the Mother of Jesus, she who is revealed in Lk. 1, for protection, as we see in Rev. 12.  May the Woman crush the head of the serpent for the glory of her Son, Jesus Christ, in His Most Precious Name we pray.  Amen.

Class dismissed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My HOT Response to Opinion Editorial "Virginity is Not Hot!"

Mr. P.'s Choice for "Teacher of the Month Award" (Oct. 2011)

Drum roll please...

Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da...

...and this month's choice for Teacher of the Month is....

da da da da da da da da da da....

...wait for it.............

...da da da da da da da da da ....

...da da da da da da da da doctor is in!

It gives Mr. P. great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mary Davenport has been chosen for October's Teacher of the Month.

Mary Davenport, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.,

State of the Blog Address: After 6 Months

I'm hitting the 3,000 mark soon.  That's an average of 500 page visits per month since Mr. P.'s Classroom Page started.

The current Top Ten popular posts are:

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From the Homily on Exorcism

Well, class, it's almost 6am, and I'm up and at 'em. 

Yesterday evening, I heard the following story from the priest's homily.  The Gospel was Jesus exorcizing a demon that the Apostles could not drive out.  Our Blessed Lord said, as was recorded by the end of the Gospel, that that particular demon could only be driven out by prayer.

Father said that there was a story, I believe in either South or Central America, where a number of priests who were authorized to conduct exorcisms were unsuccessful.  Eventually, the local bishop asked a certain priest known for his humility to perform the exorcism.  The priest did it out of humility and obedience to his bishop.  Immediately, the demon left, and it was attributed to the priest's obedience to his bishop.

Pretty cool, huh?

Class dismissed.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Contrast of Body of Christ with Condoms (WARNING: Visual image for mature audiences)

(WARNING: Visual image for mature audiences.)


The Lord's Body?

Or the human body?

One says, "This is my body, which I give up entirely for you."

The other says, "This is MY body, which I do not give up entirely for you."

ANSWER: We worship the Lord's Body in the Eucharist.

The modern world of relativism worships the cult of one's body, but we must transform that into the cult or worship and love of the Eucharist in which humanity finds its deepest source of true happiness.

Consequences of Artificial Birth Control

In conscience, I am duty-bound by love for God’s people to once again speak the truth regardless of consequence.  I would really much prefer not to, like the fleeing Jonah or the reluctant Jeremiah or the young Samuel, especially on difficult moral issues of the day, but my conscience tells me that my judgment before the awesome God of Love would be more severe if I do not open my mouth.  I asked the Lord to send someone else for this task, since there are still so many things in my life I need to sort out first, but He says to me speak my Word to my people since I have given you so many gifts and opportunities to live and teach my holy doctrines and to learn moral theology and that to whom much is given much will be expected.  

Pope Paul VI foresaw the consequences of artificial contraception in 1968: (1) A general lowering of morality; (2) the degradation and objectification of women; (3) an increase in marital infidelity; and (4) coercion by governments for manipulative population control.  We are seeing this last foreseeable consequence now with the President’s persecution of the Catholic Church in the U.S.  Not only in the U.S. but we are also seeing this play out in the Philippines, where our loving Father is King and Mary is Queen of the land, through the diabolical RH Bill.

The Church doesn’t teach that conception must occur after each marital act but rather that each marital act must be open to human life.  “Contraceptive sex” is not true sex but rather an act turned in on itself rather than the other.  As a great alternate that respects the moral law, Natural Family Planning is a wonderful gift to learn.  This is not Rhythm.  Let me repeat that: This is not Rhythm.  Oh, did I say that it’s not Rhythm?!  NFP as it is sometimes called is an exciting way for married couples to discover the beauty of the feminine body.  God is a genius in creating the female body, and married life is a great way to discover this together.

My sense is that many Catholics have been neutralized to speak in the public forum on this difficult issue, even if they were to agree with this.  I suspect this to be the case because I find that many Catholics are sincere in their faith and want to do what’s right even through weaknesses.  So other than educating the faithful with charity and mutual respect, I close here knowing that I can sleep in peace for having taught the Lord’s flock as it has been handed on to me and, by virtue of my baptismal call to evangelization, I hand on to you in season and out of season. 

God forgive me for my reluctance, weaknesses and cowardice like Peter, for fleeing at the sight of the wolves, and for leaving the lambs to fend off for themselves.  But may I and you and others given authority to teach the Faith say, in conscience, at the end of the day, yes, Lord, you know that I love you.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Comic Strip: 20 Great Reasons to Homeschool

"Random" Conversation in a Check-Out Line with a Guy About His Dying Mother

As I stood in line to get gas the other day, the man in front of me had a conversation with the cash register clerk.

Clerk: I haven't seen your mother.  How is she doing?
Man: She was released from the hospice.  She used to buy beer from here.
Clerk: The hospital?  Yeah, I haven't seen her in a while.
Man: A hospice.  She has liver failure.  She was sent home to die.
Clerk: ....
Man: buying some beer
Me: I'm sorry to hear about it.
Man: Thank you.
Me: I'll pray for her.
Man: I appreciate that, sir.
Me: Be strong for her.

He walks out and I give the clerk some cash for gas.

I had to muster up some strength.  I understood, in part, the horror that this man felt.  I made it a point to talk about prayer, even though he was a complete stranger.  I thought of evangelization in the public.

The clerk didn't know what to say.  She was just a regular customer for him.  But for me, she was a redeemed soul for Jesus Christ.

This moment reminded me what life was all about.

Class dismissed.


I continued to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with the intention of this dying woman.