Jesus gave us the eight Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. His message is one of humility, charity and brotherly love. Lived correctly they provide us with a way of life that promises salvation and provide peace in the midst of our trials and tribulations on this earth.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
The Corporal Works of Mercy 1 Feed the Hungry 2 Give drink to the thirsty 3 Clothe the naked 4 Shelter the homeless 5 Comfort the imprisoned 6 Visit the sick 7 Bury the dead
The Spiritual Works of Mercy 1 Admonish sinners 2 Instruct the uninformed 3 Counsel the doubtful 4 Comfort the sorrowful 5 Be patient with those in error 6 Forgive offenses 7 Pray for the living and the dead
Please take the time this week to prayerfully consider how you can best serve your church and parish community as you fill out your time and talent sheets.
Thank you for sharing your many gifts with your church.
2 EDGAR COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE
EDGAR COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE
A candidate who promotes abortion disqualifies himself from receiving a Catholic’s vote. This is because being pro-abortion cannot simply be placed alongside the candidate’s other positions on Medicare and unemployment, for example; and this is because abortion is intrinsically evil and cannot be morally justified for any reason or set of circumstances. To vote for such a candidate simply with the knowledge that the candidate is pro-abortion is to become an accomplice in the moral evil of abortion. If the voter knowingly and freely assents to his or her status as such an accomplice, then the voter sins mortally.
Except in the case in which a voter is faced with all pro-abortion candidates (in which case, you must determine which of them would cause the least damage,) the Pope says that a voter may likewise vote for that candidate who will most likely limit the evils of abortion or any other moral evil at issue.
As always, pray before the Eucharist in the tabernacle. The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet have been given to us as tremendous weapons in this age of spiritual warfare.
PRAY EVERYDAY TO END ABORTION
“We, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them.” Romans 12:5-6