All Souls Day

Today is All Souls Day, a holy day set aside for honouring and remembering departed loved ones. Parishioners have an opportunity to write the names of relatives in a Book of the Dead, and the names therein are read out from the Altar. Many people use the day to meaningfully express their sorrow over the loss of a loved one.…

Ebola Outbreak Accelerates

CNN: Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say The Ebola outbreak “continues to accelerate” in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. “However, most cases are concentrated in…

Farm Workers Accused of Pelting Colleague to Death with Oranges

The Independent: Police in South Africa have launched an investigation as two rural farm workers are suspected of pelting their colleague to death with oranges. The man died after the suspects allegedly argued with him, before they collected oranges and began throwing them at him, police Lt. Col. Moatshe Ngoepe said citing witness accounts. “They…

James Foley Prayed the Rosary in Captivity

The Catholic World Report: The news broke late yesterday that Islamic State jihadists executed freelance journalist James Foley and posted a video of his beheading. Foley, 40, had been missing for two years while covering the conflict in Syria. I am not going to link to the video or include screen shots from it, but…

Freedom…

Freedom… some people wake up and take freedom for granted whiles others wake up and defend it….. Source: SEAL of Honor.  

Suicide

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2282 – “…Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide.” 2283- “We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can…