Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why You shouldn't Give Friends Your Password...
Hi everybody!!! I have returned from Italy and will resume blogging soon. I had an awesome time and will tell you some stories later!
A friend of mine who knew my password evidently changed my blog to an evil color---I greatly apologize for any damage done to your eyes! I have changed my password "Flick" (inside joke), and my color back to normal, so that shouldn't happen again!
I will post my pictures soon for your enjoyment!
May God Bless you all!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Why there will be no blogging for two weeks....
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will probably not be blogging for about two weeks because I am just about to leave on my trip to Rome. Tomorrow morning (15th) I'll be flying out from Denver airport and beginning my pilgrimage to the Eternal City! Feel free to comment while I'm gone on anything---and yes, I promise to bring back lots of pictures!
I'll be praying for you all in Rome!
God Bless!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Poll Results
These are the results from the latest polls. Thanks for those few of you who took a few seconds to answer them! I'll be posting the new ones for you---please take a minute to answer them if you would--I always love seeing what people think! (I'm still interested to know who said my blog is "Too liberal"! hmmm) God bless!

On average, how often do you visit this blog?

Every day 32% 6

1-5 times per week26% 5

1-5 times per month 11% 2

Whenever I think of it5% 1

This is my first time 26% 5

This is my last time 0% 0
19 votes total

What do you hate most about this blog?

Not enough posting! 18% 2

Too much posting 0% 0

Too conservative 0% 0

Too liberal 9% 1

There's nothing I dislike about this blog! 73% 8

11 votes total
Family Values
This article below states something I believe is very core to bringing up a godly society. So many times it seems that parents think their children can be educated and "brought up" in their society and that they do not have to teach them themselves. They think their education (ie. morals) is given to them by their local church through the various programs or youth programs. This is such a lie! I know personally of youth who have left the Church who were actively involved in the youth group, altar serving, confirmation classes etc.. They were not just "pew warmers", and yet, for some reason they stopped coming to church, and perhaps even lost faith in God. Why is this? I blame partially (because this is not always true) the family they were brought up in. Were the parents taking the initiative to lead the family in the Faith through godly lives and examples. Did they personally take time as a family to discuss religion, God, what the Church teaches, and why it is so awesome to be Catholic? Did they teach their kids not only what we believe, but also why we believe it? These are the fundamental questions to ask. Now, even in the best brought up family there will be those youth who decide for themselves that they don't want to follow Christ and His Church anymore---for various reasons. But the family is the necessary pillar to bring up your children in the ways of God. So when was the last time you had a family discussion about the Faith?


VATICAN CITY, OCT 12, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father has written a Letter to Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, for the occasion of the designation of the archdiocese of Mexico as the location of the 6th World Meeting of Families, which is due to take place from January 16 to 18, 2009. The theme of the gathering will be: "The family, educator in human and Christian values."

"As the first school of life and of faith, and as a 'domestic church'," writes the Pope in his Letter, "the family is called to educate new generations in human and Christian values so as to forge in them - guiding their lives according to the model of Christ - a well-balanced personality. In such a vital task ... it is important to have the support of the school, of the parish and of the various ecclesial groups that favor the integral education of human beings."

"At a time in which there is often an apparent disassociation between what people claim to believe and the way they live and behave, this forthcoming World Meeting of Families aims to encourage Christian homes in the formation of an upright moral conscience."

"I ask the Lord that the period of preparation and the celebration of this event ... may be for families ... a special occasion joyfully to experience their vocation and mission."

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Keyes-Obama debate 2 (Christianity)

I just love Alan Keyes! (This is from 2004)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Swiss Helmet Tip to Esther

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Joseph Honda
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Strawberry Peanut butter
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME:(first letter of first name, first three letters of last name) P-Gor
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Red Polar Bear
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Jonathan Atlanta
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Gorpa
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Green Tea
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Arthur Peter(s)
[I don't know what happened to number nine.]
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Gene Kay
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Frank Francisco
2. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Fall Rose
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)Grape Shirty
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Nada Oak
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Music Rain Tour

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

SOS For Mysterium Fidei

Mysterium Fidei blog, run by Nicholas Larkin, has always been one of my favorite blogs to visit. I am personally a friend with Nicholas (meaning REAL life), and he has informed me that he would actually keep his blog, Mysterium Fidei, open if at least 5 commenters (with Blogger IDs--no Anonymous) would tell him explicitly that they do not wish for him to close down the blog.

So, it is up to you dear brothers in Christ--- Should he keep it? Please leave him a comment over there! Hurry! He will delete his blog on October 10th if these comments are not received!
Update: Thanks to all of you wonderful bloggers, Nicholas will leave Mysterium Fidei running! Thanks and God Bless!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Prayer Request...
May I ask that if you are reading this you would take some time today to pray for me. I am currently in the process of discerning where God would like me to go to seminary to study for the priesthood. I have pretty much narrowed it down to two possibilities...
A. I go through the Denver Archdiocese which is well known for their orthodox formation and diocese.
B. I go through my own home diocese of Pueblo, which although this diocese is somewhat known for liberalism, we do not have our own seminaries (because we are poor). This means I would go through seminaries which many different dioceses send their students to. I have been told that these seminaries, although they have had troubled pasts, that they have "shaped" up and are producing good orthodox priests. I have seen a couple of these priests that have come out of these seminaries, and although they are not exactly what I would like to be as a priest, they seem to be quite orthodox and faithful to the Church. The seminaries I would most likely be sent to through my diocese are: Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri (first 4 years) and then to St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana (for 2-3 years I think). Have you heard about anything good or bad in any of these two seminaries? If so please leave a comment for my benefit---otherwise please just pray for me in this difficult decision of trying to follow the Lord on the Path He has set before me.
Thank you!