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I Wonder if Some Bishops Read the Liturgy of the Hours

In light of this, this, this and this, I wonder if some bishops actually follow the Office of Readings. From today's readings:

…I speak of our absorption in external affairs; we accept the duties of office, but by our actions we show that we are attentive to other things. We abandon the ministry of preaching and, in my opinion, are called bishops to our detriment, for we retain the honorable office but fail to practice the virtues proper to it. Those who have been entrusted to us abandon God, and we are silent. They fall into sin, and we do not extend a hand of rebuke.

But how can we who neglect ourselves be able to correct someone else? We are wrapped up in worldly concerns, and the more we devote ourselves to external things, the more insensitive we become in spirit.

For this reason the Church rightfully says about her own feeble members: They made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept. We are set to guard the vineyards but do not guard our own, for we get involved in irrelevant pursuits and neglect the performance of our ministry.

– From a homily on the Gospels by Saint Gregory the Great

8 comments

  1. I should consider the source when reading a catholic blog, but I must make commentary when it comes to breast cancer. We are far from knowing the answers to breast cancer, but from personal experience only I can honestly say high hormones during pregnancy plays a role. If I had not had my baby, and got an abortion, would my cancer have appeared? Just food for thought.
    If you don’t believe that premenopausal women are discovering cancer while pregnant do some reseach rather than just standing on a soap box. It is not about the money it is about saving the life of the mother who already has children. Or would you prefer she dies to save the baby so the father must raise them alone, assuming there is a father. Conclusion continue to donate to child bearing women need research and help.

  2. Are you saying that having abortions is reducing the number of women getting breast cancer because they have fewer children that way? I’m not sure I get your point.

  3. I would recommend that people interested in contributing to finding a cure for breast cancer consider giving their time and resources to the American Cancer Society. Their website is http://www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society funds research programs and does not contribute to unrelated or ancillary organizations like the Susan B. Komen Foundation does by giving money to Planned Parenthood. Overwhelmingly ACS funds go to research with the remaining funds going to educational efforts. In my own family, we have had three successive generations of women – my great-grandmother, my grandmother and my mother, suffer from breast cancer. My family is concerned that efforts to “find a cure” are targeted and money is used directly, without any political agenda. ACS does not have the political agenda that the Susan B. Komen Foundation has – they want to help save lives, prevent the development of cancer, and they stick to their core purpose. ACS has contributed over $3 billion directly to cancer research – SBK pales in comparison.

  4. The Mayo Clinic found a link between contraceptives and breast cancer. Why do we not hear anything about that?

    http://www.polycarp.org/statement_mayo_clinic_article.htm

  5. Maybe Mike says it better; IT IS ABOUT SAVING THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER!
    CONTINUE TO DONATE TO A WORTHY CAUSE!

  6. Oh, definitely keep giving to cancer research foundations, just not to ones that turn around and give that money to abortionists.

  7. I recently seen a commercial for breast cancer. awareness On the back of their shirts it said, everyone deserves a lifetime. That’s pretty ironic they chose this slogan since they support murdering our babies. Maybe they should of put, we save breast and murder our babies!

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