Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year - 2012

It's about 5:00pm here in Southern California, new years eve, day.

Thought I'd wish everyone a Happy New Year 2012 a little early. Many blessings for the new year to all your families.

God Bless

West Coast Catholic

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tribute to Ben Breedlove: "Do You Believe in Angels or God?....I Do !"

I saw this video this evening. I gave me a chance to be thankful for all that I have.

A precious family and home, everything that I have which God has given me.

Ben Breedlove's message is a touching one. He put together this two part video to describe his life with a heart condition he lived with until his death on Sunday, Christmas day.

It's a story that I can identify with. Ben describes a heart pacemaker operation in 2009 to assist with his condition.

I too underwent heart surgery that same year, just days before my birthday. I spent my birthday in the hospital as well as Thanksgiving day. This year my birthday landed on Thanksgiving day. It was the first time I ever had a stay in the was all very unexpected, very stressful, and I consider it a blessing.

Ben, thank you for your story, I know another saint has entered heaven. My prayers are for your family who will miss you

Here's the post on Ben's passing away on Christmas Day

Texas Teen Ben Breedlove Posted Powerful Videos Before Christmas Death  

These days before the New Year, lets all take a moment to remember our blessings. Take a look at this video, I'm sure it will inspire you.

Friday, December 23, 2011

What? Voris Not Catholic???

With all the dissenting 'so called catholic groups and organizations', including Universities, Hospitals church groups (Catholics for Choice example), its kind of perplexing that the Archdiocese would focus on Voris.

Don't understand it. One of the comments to the Fr Z post suggest that Micheal call their bluff and file for the use of the term Catholic to force the Diocese to offer an explanation. Sound reasonable.

While this is not a so much a question of Voris' Catholicism but rather the use of Catholic in the his organization, this is still perplexing. Make no doubt though I fully believe it was directed at what Voris' views are and how he proclaims them. in a sense I do believe that this proclamation is directed indirectly at Voris.

The first thing that I thought of was, is anyone allowed to use the title Catholic without permission? I know I've failed many times and in many ways to live up to claim the title Catholic.

I haven't read all the canon law paragraphs pertaining to this but I plan to as well as search the net for some expert analysis.

Haven't seen Voris' response yet but I'm sure it's coming.

I'll post...stay tuned.

1)Archdiocese of Detroit says Michael Voris and are not “authorized” to use “Catholic”  

 2) Michael Voris not Catholic?! What's Wrong with this Picture?