The Faithful Wellspring

Reintroducing the Faith to the St. Tarcissus Parish Community

Archive for November, 2013

Dear Friends, Last Friday, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy- November 22, 1963. As always, it is so hard to believe that so many years have passed since that tragic event. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I remember sitting in my eighth grade classroom when we received word that the President had been shot in Dallas. Moments later, we were solemnly told   Read More ...

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“Our fatherland is paradise, heaven. We have departed from it by pride, disobedience, abuse of the senses, therefore it is needed that we return to it by obedience, contempt of the world, and by taming the desires of the flesh; thus we return to our own country by another road. By forbidden pleasures we have forfeited the joys of paradise, by penance we must regain them.” ~Pope St. Gregory I

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“Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.” ~Walt Disney Human-beings are a visual species. Archeological evidence has shown, time-and-time again, our ancient ancestors carving and/or painting primitive images in caves and other such dwelling-places as a means of conveying a message or set of ideas during a period where bestial grunts and howls   Read More ...

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“What the soul is in the body, let Christians be in the world.” ~St. John Chrysostom

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“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa

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“Considering how many are my sins and the love, clemency and mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ, because when he was rich he became poor for our sake, I have determined to repay him in some measure for everything he has given me freely, although I am unworthy. And so I have decided to go to Jerusalem, where God was seen as man and spoke with men and to adore the place where his feet trod.” ~Stephen I of Neublans

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 The tiny nation of the Kingdom of Belgium is making waves with a very recent, and shocking, proposition that is currently floating through the hallowed halls of their legislative branches of government. Specifically: “In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the government is considering extending it to children — something that no other country has done.” {1}  As the attached quotation and article   Read More ...

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