On to topic of intentions as a whole, my university center drives me nuts. The head of Liturgy planning, who also runs the music program, won't use intentions that reference abortion for fear of angering people, nor do we ever have intentions for the troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. It is kinda upsetting. We have a period for the community to say aloud their intentions, which can be quite interesting. Some of the stuff I've heard. I usually pray for an "End to Abortion" which either gets me evil eyes, a response intention for "pregnant women" or my favorite, a confrontation with an associate over my simplistic world view. (rolling the eyes). The drama I go through on Sunday.
To: NWU Army ROTC
The head of Liturgy planning, who also runs the music program, won't use intentions that reference abortion for fear of angering people, nor do we ever have intentions for the troops in Iraq or Afghanistan
Prayer intentions or Mass intentions? The director of liturgy is not a Priest I suspect.
I would keep on going and doing what you are doing, and do so knowing you have my prayer going up for your benefit. We must realize we are in the right, and that the Church wants an end to Abortion, and we all (our Church included) want our servicemen everywhere to be safe, and to return home whole and hale.
Would you like to really get his goat? (yeah there is a pun in there) Start a Pro-life Rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament, in the University Chapel. If you need help, pingmail me, and I will get you in contact with the local Knights in your area, and they will help out with material, prayer cards and rosaries if you need them.
People who start their own little kingdoms are going to be sorely disappointed when they find out the Kingdom of God is much more powerful. Go gettem!
posted on 03/01/2005 6:40:48 AM PST
("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
To: NWU Army ROTC
I have been active in the pro life movement for a while. The two priests we have are active and support our efforts even though we are a nonreligious group made up of various denominational people.
The problem with my church is the lack of effort on the majority of parishioners. I suppose unless it hits home it does not affect them. I also wonder how many are not pro life. With everyone going to Communion everyone must be pro - life. Ha!
I have found that certain "Protestant" groups are not pro life and they admit it. The Evangelicals are pro life.
posted on 03/01/2005 7:54:37 AM PST
(Pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Pray for our own souls to receive the grace of a happy)
To: NWU Army ROTC; Dominick
On to topic of intentions
I believe your are referring to the "petitions", not to be confused, as Dominick pointed out, with Mass Intentions.
In our parish, the lector writes their own petitions. I never realized how challenging this was until it was left up to me.
Having listened to so many mass petitions over the years, there were some I wanted to avoid, like "For world peace!" There has not been peace since Adam & Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. That said, the Church does pray for peace and, as you noted, an end to abortion.
Last week, I found the Pope's petitions listed on EWTN and added them to my list. Since it was my turn to write the petitions, I borrowed 3 from the pope and added one of my own. It was Prodigal Son Sunday so my intention read:
For those Catholics who have wandered astray, may this Season of Lent be a time of reconciliation with their faith and a return to the church.
Father rarely says anything but he said the mass petitions were especially good. (Thank you, Holy Father!)
posted on 03/01/2005 7:58:52 AM PST
("The Eastern Churches are the Treasures of the Catholic Church" - Pope John XXIII)
To: NWU Army ROTC
**intentions that reference abortion for fear of angering people, **
Do you mean intercessions? The intentions refers to the person for whom the Mass is being said.
posted on 03/02/2005 11:15:22 AM PST
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