"Parenting is not for wimps" - Erma Bombeck

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Pope Benedict XVI on Corpus Christi

With commentary from Father Z.

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Show a Podcaster Some Love Thursday!

On Podcast Answer Man episode 114, Cliff Ravenscraft of GSPN.tv was speaking with Wayne Henderson about "Showing a Podcaster Some Love".
Basically podcasters promoting podcasters.

I'm not yet a podcaster, though I hope to be one someday, but I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite podcasts.

Check them out and give them great reviews on iTunes.

  • The Daily Breakfast with Father Roderick.

    If you don't listen to this Podcast, what rock do you live under? Father Roderick answers questions about the Catholic faith and discussed food, TV, movies, video games and just about anything else. Check out www.sqpn.com

  • The Podcast Answer Man with Cliff Ravenscraft.

    Fr. Roderick mentioned this Podcast one day and I've been hooked ever since. Cliff podcasts for a living and is always ready to help out anyone with questions on how to Podcast. Check out www.podcastanswerman.com

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Would I be a martyr?

Sometimes I take things for granted. A lot of the time actually. But this week we had the feast days of some martyrs, Justin and Charles Lwanga, and a quick homily by the Chaplain where I work gave me something to think about.

He was talking about how Justin simply said no to burning an offering to an idol. He stood his ground and it appeared to be so easy for him to simply be martyred than to betray God. Wow! Stop and think about that.

Then the priest mentioned Dr. Tiller and asked the question, "Where was his pastor?" How come no one at his church questioned his being an usher? The man who personally killed babies for a living was allowed to be an usher in his parish? Why? Why did no one question him? Look how easy it was for St Justin to stand up for his faith, why didn't anyone in his parish?

Yes we need to set a good example, but we are in times were something needs to be said. We cannot be silent anymore.

So then I thought about myself. It's not easy being a Catholic and a pharmacist. I rationalize things all the time. I have stood up more and more for my faith, but if push comes to shove would I allow myself to be fired? Is my job more important than my faith? Is my life? Didn't Jesus die for me?

How about you? Would you die for Christ?

He died for you.

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