I noted a few days ago that Catholic Charities welcomed Elizabeth Warren at their Boston office. Anyone, including a politician who at times and often will advocate against the Catholic Church is welcomed. So today despite a lot to be desired of President Obama, his name and his upcoming second inauguration was a part of the prayer intention at Mass.
Pardon me, but I don't know. I know I should. I know that it is right, and if anything the President needs our prayers. Yet, I worry that too many non-Catholic and yes other Catholics, may see it as an endorsement of his policies.
Every year our parish sets up the calendar so you may designate a Mass to be said in honor of a deceased family member. I'm praying for the repose of their soul, not celebrating or honoring them. They're making a trip through purgatory before entering Heaven. We don't have ancestor worship in the Catholic Church.
I have to do penance for the Roe v. Wade anniversary. How awkward is it that Roe and Doe from Doe v. Bolton are both never had an abortion and are both pro-life? Weird.