Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mass of Reparation

The Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Bishop of Orlando, is offering a Mass of Reparation to atone for Notre Dame University's invitation and intent to confer an honorary degree on anti-life extremist President Barack Obama.

All are invited to attend, please spread the word. If Orlando is too long a journey, please consider asking your diocese to consider a similar Mass.

A statement from the Diocese of Orlando follows:

As Catholics we are aware of the many shortcomings and transgressions committed against the dignity and sacredness of human life in our world. That is why it is inconceivable that the University of Notre Dame, a Catholic institution of higher learning, should receive and honor anyone who promotes policies that are contradictory to who we are as a people of faith.

As our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI stated in his visit to the U.S. last year in reference to Catholic university presidents, "to justify positions that contradict the faith and teaching of the church would obstruct or even betray the university's identity and mission."

Mass of Reparation

May 3 at 6:00 p.m. Cathedral of St. James 215 N. Orange Avenue

Downtown Orlando

Come and pray with Bishop Wenski for all of our transgressions against the Gospel of Life.

Reparation is the making amends for a wrong done or for an offense against God. By his death on the cross, the Son of God offered his life out of love for the Father to make reparation for our sinful disobedience (CCC #614).
We are obliged to make reparation for personal sins against justice and truth (CCC #2412 and #2487).

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