Friday, May 25, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Action Packs for Sudan

War continues in Darfur and the war ended in Southern Sudan a couple of years ago. However, many of the returning refugees and even the people who have been there a while need help. And it goes without saying that people in Darfur still need help. Voice of the Martyrs, a non-denom Christian organization, is sending what they call "Action Packs" to Sudan. The action pack is a vacuum bag that you fill at home with things like towels, clothes, school supplies and they put in Christian literature in the native language. They send you the bag, you put stuff in and return it to VOM, they send it to Sudan and distribute. They only ask $5 for each action pack.
You can order the action packs here:

Saturday, May 19, 2007

5 Best Things About the Eucharist

1. "Man does not live by bread alone, but..."
The Real Presence is a physical form of the nourishment that comes from the Mouth of God. We do not live by bread alone, but, according to both Leviticus and Christ in the desert, we by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
2. You are what you eat
By receiving the Eucharist we rejoin ourselves to the Body of Christ. We become one with Christ and in doing so we become one with all other Christians receiving His Precious Body and Blood.
3. "I will be with you until the end of the age."
Christ never left us and indeed he also remains with us physically in the Eucharist. He is with us now just as he was when He preached in Israel.
4. Living breathing tabernacles
By receiving Christ in the Eucharist we become living breathing tabernacles. We walk around with Christ inside of us and the fire of His Love burning within.
5. The enormity of it all
God humbles Himself to appear to us as bread and wine. It has struck me many times how amazing it is for my hand or tongue to hold our Savior and that He has willed it that we should receive Him in such a humble form.

Catholic Carnivals 119 and 120

Catholic Carnival 119 is up at Book Reviews and More. 119 had a great post from Thursday Night Gumbo about 10 issues facing the Church today.
Catholic Carnival 120 will be hosted at A Catholic Mom Climbing the Pillars.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


I know that I haven't posted since the Carnival, but I will be taking a break for another week or so.