sábado, 3 de marzo de 2012

Versiculo del dia (3/3/12)

 Jesús dijo:“Amen a sus enemigos, hagan el bien a los que los odian y rueguen por los que los persiguen y calumnian, para que sean hijos de su Padre celestial, que hace salir su sol sobre los buenos y los malos, y manda su lluvia sobre los justos y los injustos. Mateo (5, 43-48) 

Oración: Señor, amar al enemigo no es tarea fácil. A veces me provoca salir huyendo. Pero si no lo amo, quién le explica y le muestra que Tu, Nuestro Padre Todo Poderoso, eres su Padre también? Aquel que odia mi fe, que se burla de ella y hace lo posible por destrozarla, es tu hijo también, mi hermano. Si no le muestro que Tu eres el Unico y VERDADERO CAMINO, quién lo hará? No quiero que se pierda un hermano mío en las manos del infierno.

10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed

These ten reasons why homosexual “marriage” is harmful and must be opposed will help you to defend marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
1. It Is Not Marriage 
Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses.
The promoters of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.
Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing.

2. It Violates Natural Law 

Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.
Natural law’s most elementary precept is that “good is to be done and pursued, and evil is to be avoided.” By his natural reason, man can perceive what is morally good or bad for him. Thus, he can know the end or purpose of each of his acts and how it is morally wrong to transform the means that help him accomplish an act into the act’s purpose.
Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality.
Being rooted in human nature, natural law is universal and immutable. It applies to the entire human race, equally. It commands and forbids consistently, everywhere and always. Saint Paul taught in the Epistle to the Romans that the natural law is inscribed on the heart of every man. (Rom. 2:14-15)

3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother 

It is in the child’s best interests that he be raised under the influence of his natural father and mother. This rule is confirmed by the evident difficulties faced by the many children who are orphans or are raised by a single parent, a relative, or a foster parent.
The unfortunate situation of these children will be the norm for all children of a same-sex “marriage.” A child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model.
Same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests.

4. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle

In the name of the “family,” same-sex “marriage” serves to validate not only such unions but the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender variants.
Civil laws are structuring principles of man's life in society. As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They externally shape the life of society, but also profoundly modify everyone’s perception and evaluation of forms of behavior.
Legal recognition of same-sex “marriage” would necessarily obscure certain basic moral values, devalue traditional marriage, and weaken public morality.
5. It Turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right 
Homosexual activists argue that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue similar to the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
This is false.
First of all, sexual behavior and race are essentially different realities. A man and a woman wanting to marry may be different in their characteristics: one may be black, the other white; one rich, the other poor; or one tall, the other short. None of these differences are insurmountable obstacles to marriage. The two individuals are still man and woman, and thus the requirements of nature are respected.
Same-sex “marriage” opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature, erudition or fame, will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility.
Secondly, inherited and unchangeable racial traits cannot be compared with non-genetic and changeable behavior. There is simply no analogy between the interracial marriage of a man and a woman and the “marriage” between two individuals of the same sex.
Taking a Principled not a Personal Stand
In writing this statement, we have no intention to defame or disparage anyone. We are not moved by personal hatred against any individual. In intellectually opposing individuals or organizations promoting the homosexual agenda, our only intent is the defense of traditional marriage, the family, and the precious remnants of Christian civilization.As practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against unrelenting and violent temptation to homosexual sin. We pray for those who fall into homosexual sin out of human weakness, that God may assist them with His grace.
We are conscious of the enormous difference between these individuals who struggle with their weakness and strive to overcome it and others who transform their sin into a reason for pride and try to impose their lifestyle on society as a whole, in flagrant opposition to traditional Christian morality and natural law. However, we pray for these too.
We pray also for the judges, legislators and government officials who in one way or another take steps that favor homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.” We do not judge their intentions, interior dispositions, or personal motivations.
We reject and condemn any violence. We simply exercise our liberty as children of God (Rom. 8:21) and our constitutional rights to free speech and the candid, unapologetic and unashamed public display of our Catholic faith. We oppose arguments with arguments. To the arguments in favor of homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” we respond with arguments based on right reason, natural law and Divine Revelation.
In a polemical statement like this, it is possible that one or another formulation may be perceived as excessive or ironic. Such is not our intention.

6. It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union
 Traditional marriage is usually so fecund that those who would frustrate its end must do violence to nature to prevent the birth of children by using contraception. It naturally tends to create families.
On the contrary, same-sex “marriage” is intrinsically sterile. If the “spouses” want a child, they must circumvent nature by costly and artificial means or employ surrogates. The natural tendency of such a union is not to create families.
Therefore, we cannot call a same-sex union marriage and give it the benefits of true marriage.

7. It Defeats the State’s Purpose of Benefiting Marriage

One of the main reasons why the State bestows numerous benefits on marriage is that by its very nature and design, marriage provides the normal conditions for a stable, affectionate, and moral atmosphere that is beneficial to the upbringing of children—all fruit of the mutual affection of the parents. This aids in perpetuating the nation and strengthening society, an evident interest of the State.
Homosexual “marriage” does not provide such conditions. Its primary purpose, objectively speaking, is the personal gratification of two individuals whose union is sterile by nature. It is not entitled, therefore, to the protection the State extends to true marriage.

8. It Imposes Its Acceptance on All Society

By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval.
In the private sphere, objecting parents will see their children exposed more than ever to this new “morality,” businesses offering wedding services will be forced to provide them for same-sex unions, and rental property owners will have to agree to accept same-sex couples as tenants.
In every situation where marriage affects society, the State will expect Christians and all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on the natural order and Christian morality.

9. It Is the Cutting Edge of the Sexual Revolution 

In the 1960s, society was pressured to accept all kinds of immoral sexual relationships between men and women. Today we are seeing a new sexual revolution where society is being asked to accept sodomy and same-sex “marriage.”
If homosexual “marriage” is universally accepted as the present step in sexual “freedom,” what logical arguments can be used to stop the next steps of incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and other forms of unnatural behavior? Indeed, radical elements of certain “avant garde” subcultures are already advocating such aberrations.
The railroading of same-sex “marriage” on the American people makes increasingly clear what homosexual activist Paul Varnell wrote in the Chicago Free Press:
The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people's view of homosexuality.
10. It Offends God
 This is the most important reason. Whenever one violates the natural moral order established by God, one sins and offends God. Same-sex “marriage” does just this. Accordingly, anyone who professes to love God must be opposed to it.
Marriage is not the creature of any State. Rather, it was established by God in Paradise for our first parents, Adam and Eve. As we read in the Book of Genesis: “God created man in His image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.’” (Gen. 1:28-29)
The same was taught by Our Savior Jesus Christ: “From the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife.” (Mark 10:6-7).
Genesis also teaches how God punished Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality: “The Lord rained down sulphurous fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. He overthrew those cities and the whole Plain, together with the inhabitants of the cities and the produce of the soil.” (Gen. 19:24-25)

viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012

Versiculo del dia (3/1/12)

 Jesús dijo:
“La gente de este tiempo es una gente perversa. Pide una señal, pero no se le dará más señal que la de Jonás. Lucas (11, 29-32)

Oración: Señor, cuando uno no tiene fe, puedes hacer muchos milagros. Pero no necesito ninguna señal extraordinaria. Yo se que me amas y estás aquí conmigo. Qué más señal que esa? Igual, veo señales tuyas a mi alrededor...en la sonrisa y logros de mis hijos y en el amor de quienes me rodean. Hoy por tanto te doy una vez más las gracias!!!!

jueves, 1 de marzo de 2012

Beata Madre Teresa sobre la Santa Misa

La Santa Misa es el alimento espiritual que me sostiene y sin la cual no podría afrontar un solo día, ni una sola hora la vida de entrega a los pobres que he elegido.
Beata Madre Teresa de Calcuta 

miércoles, 29 de febrero de 2012

Versiculo del dia 2/29/12)

Hermanos míos:
Si a alguno de ustedes le falta sabiduríaque se la pida a Dios y él se la daráporque Dios da a todos con generosidad y sin regatearPero tiene que pedírsela con fe y sin dudar. Santiago (1, 1-11)

Oración: Señor, los más inteligentes no son necesariamente los más sabios. A menudo me pregunto por qué los más inteligentes son los más alejados de Tí? Y creo que la respuesta es sencilla. El problema no es la mucha inteligencia que tienen, sino la falta de humildad. Esa arrogancia no les permite darse cuenta que Tu eres El Unico y verdadero Dios, y todo, completamente todo, te lo deben a Tí y no a su esfuerzo propio. Hoy te pido por humildad, no solo para mí sino para aquellos que conoces, llenos de inteligencia y vacíos de Tí. Abreles los ojos del corazón para que se den cuenta de su pequeñez.

martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

Versiculo del dia 2/28/12)

Jesús dijo: “Cuando ustedes hagan oración no hablen mucho, como los paganos, que se imaginan que a fuerza de mucho hablar, serán escuchados. No los imiten, porque el Padre sabe lo que les hace falta, antes de que se lo pidan.Mateo (6, 7-15)

Oración: Señor, orar es hablar Contigo y aprender a escucharte. Es tener un tiempo para Tí, de silencio y meditación donde puedo confiarte mis angustias, mis tristezas y mis alegrías. Es el momento perfecto para agradecerte cuanto haces por mí y los míos a diario. Enséñame a tener una disciplina de oración constante.

La Comunión espiritual.

El santo Concilio de Trento dice que hay tres clases de Comunión: la primera meramente sacramental; la segunda puramente espiritual, y la tercera sacramental y espiritual a la vez.
Santa Faustina Kowalska, Jesús Misericordioso le comunicó esto: "Si practicas el santo ejercicio de la Comunión espiritual varias veces al día, en un mes verás tu corazón completamente cambiado".
San Juan María Vianney, el Cura de Ars, decía: "Una Comunión espiritual actúa en el alma como un soplo de viento en una brasa que está a punto de extinguirse. Cada vez que sientas que tu amor por Dios se está enfriando, rápidamente haz una Comunión espiritual".
San Antonio María Claret: "Tendré una capilla fabricada en medio de mi corazón y en ella, día y noche, adoraré a Dios con un culto espiritual".

lunes, 27 de febrero de 2012

Versiculo del dia 2/27/12)

El Señor dijo: "No seas injusto en la sentencia, ni por favorecer al pobre ni por respeto al poderoso. Juzga con justicia a tu prójimo. No andes calumniando a los tuyos ni des testimonio contra la vida de tu prójimo. Levítico
(19, 1-2. 11-18)

Oración: Señor, no soy juez pero a veces me lo creo. Ayúdame a no juzgar ni criticar. Tu sabes muy bien lo pecador que soy.

1º Domingo de Cuaresma: Se dejó tentar

1º Domingo de Cuaresma: Se dejó tentar
26 de febrero de 2012

            “En aquel tiempo, el Espíritu empujó a Jesús al desierto. Se quedó en el desierto cuarenta días, dejándose tentar por Satanás; vivía entre alimañas, y los ángeles le servían”. (Mc 1, 12-13)

Cristo quiso asumir en todo la condición humana, a fin de que estuviéramos convencidos de que nada nuestro le es ajeno. Pero si Él no cometió pecado, sí llegó hasta las puertas del pecado: las tentaciones. Era preciso que nos quedara bien claro que su amor por nosotros había llegado hasta el extremo, un extremo que culminará cuando llegue la hora de morir en la Cruz, en medio por cierto de la más terrible de las tentaciones: la duda de fe en el amor de Dios.
Nosotros, sin embargo, debemos intentar evitar las tentaciones, pues quien las elude evita el pecado. No hay que jugar con fuego, pues el riesgo de quemarse es grande y son mortales las heridas.
¿Cómo podemos, pues, imitar a Cristo, que se dejó tentar, si nosotros debemos evitarlas?. Podemos equiparar la tentación a otro concepto: el de la complicación, el del compromiso. En realidad, Cristo lo que hizo fue complicarse la vida por nosotros, correr riesgos por nosotros. Y en eso sí le podemos imitar. Podemos y debemos –por agradecimiento hacia Él- complicarnos la vida por hacer su voluntad, echar en nuestros hombros cargas ajenas para aliviar al que sufre –como hizo Él con nosotros-, aceptar los riesgos del amor. Dejémonos, pues, complicar la vida por Él, como Él se la complicó por nosotros, siempre con la debida prudencia. Y no olvidemos el contenido de las tres tentaciones que sufrió Cristo: la de no hacer nada y pedir que Dios lo haga todo, la de creer que el hombre es feliz sólo con cosas materiales y la de poner el dinero o el éxito o el placer por encima de Dios, convirtiéndonos en sus adoradores. Por último, acudamos a la lucha bien protegidos, bien pertrechados con las armas más eficaces: la oración y la penitencia.
P. Santiago
Propósito: Una forma de complicarte la vida por Cristo es encontrando tiempo para rezar y para ir a misa con frecuencia. Otra, hacer el bien a quien te lo pide, aunque te cueste.

domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

Versiculo del dia 2/26/12)

Esto dice el Señor: “Cuando compartas tu pan con el hambriento y sacies la necesidad del humillado, brillará tu luz en las tinieblas y tu oscuridad será como el mediodía. El Señor te dará reposo permanente; en el desierto saciará tu hambre y dará vigor a tu cuerpo; serás como un huerto bien regado, como un manantial cuyas aguas no se agotan.Isaías (58, 9-14)

Oración: Señor, hay algunos que dicen que son buenos porque no se meten con nadie. Pero ayudan? Se salen de su camino cómodo para ayudar al que está menos favorecido? Se incomodan un poco para compartir lo de ellos con otros necesitados? Dan una sonrisa a aquel que les sirve o son depostas y mezquinos? Ser cristiano NO es, no involucrarse en la vida de los demás. ES ayudar a quien se te atraviesa en el camino y ser proactivo en mi fe. De qué me sirve decir que soy cristiano sino hago nada con serlo???