Showing posts from August, 2009

Fr. Cull Talks About the Importance of His Family

When a loved one passes on.

If someone close to your family has recently died, help your child to see that person as a saint who can intercede for them. Try something like this for an explanation:
“Now that Uncle Joe is in heaven with God, he really knows God so much better than we do. When you have a problem, ask Uncle Joe to take it to God for you. Uncle Joe still loves you so much—even more now that he’s in heaven. He’ll want to do what he can to help you. And because Uncle Joe knows God so well now, he can help you know God better, too.”
- by Annemarie Scobey, from the archives of At Home with Our Faith


Marino Restrepo - Reflections with Padre Pio (1 of 6)

The dangers of some pentecostal/evangelical churches.

The BBC report a man that let his daughter die because he put prayer over calling for medical assistance. Yes, prayer and faith are important but God has also given us medical wisdom and the two should go hand in hand.

A US jury has found a man guilty of killing his sick 11-year-old daughter by praying for her recovery rather than seeking medical care.
The man, Dale Neumann, told a court in the state of Wisconsin he believed God could heal his daughter.
She died of a treatable disease - undiagnosed diabetes - at home in rural Wisconsin in March last year, as people surrounded her and prayed.

The Catholic Church has always balanced faith and reason, whereas some of these churches seem to concentrate on faith only and this is where they get out of kilter and unbalanced.