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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

     We are less than one month from elections. While much media attention has been paid to the presidential race, nonetheless there are many important state and local initiatives which we are to consider. In Colorado one of those is Proposition 106. Proposition 106 is referred to as the “medical aid in dying” initiative. But don’t be fooled by candy-coated words. Proposition 106, simply put, legalizes suicide. And in legalizing suicide it would legalize something gravely immoral, gravely contrary to what the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls “the just love of self,” of neighbor, and “love for the living God” (#2281).

     St. Paul teaches that “none of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” And therefore he concludes, “this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living” (Rom. 14:7-9). To apply St. Paul’s teaching to our evaluation of Proposition 106: one who kills oneself is not living and not dying for Christ, who is alive. Legalizing suicide would make a mockery of the cross—of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

     (It is important to note that I am referring only to the legalization of suicide, a possibility to come about as a result of the adoption of Proposition 106, and not to persons who, suffering from mental illness, believe suicide to be the only option to living a desperate life of darkness and despair.)

     Jesus Christ came to teach us how to live. That means that he came to teach us how to die. Dying is the great gift we make to the Lord God of everything - of all that we have been about and of our very life. This is the example of Christ’s own suffering, dying, and death on the cross. (see I Pet. 2:21). Yes, because of Christ, in Christ, and through Christ we can give over to the Father all our suffering and make of our dying and our death a gift to God. It is true: only the one who knows how to die knows how to live.

     There is a world of difference between dying and killing. The one who dies honors God, offering up his dying to him. To the contrary, the one who kills himself (and those who assist another to kill himself) rejects the life God has given to him. This is true especially if the life to be killed is judged by others to have no more than six months of earthly presence left. While we live—no matter how long or how short that life has left - and when we die we are to live and we are to die for Christ. Blessed is the one who makes a gift of his dying to God. Woe to the one who offers to Christ not his dying but his killing, the legalized killing of his very self.

     Vote no to legal suicide; vote no on Proposition 106.


Father Ed  

 Please note that November 1st is a Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Mass times for the Holy Day are as follows: Monday (Anticipatory Mass) 4:00pm. Tuesday, November 1st Mass times are: 8:00am, 9:15am (School) 5:30pm.                           


October 16, 2016

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 147

Reading 1 Ex 17:8-13

In those days, Amalek came and waged war against Israel.
Moses, therefore, said to Joshua,
“Pick out certain men,
and tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in battle.
I will be standing on top of the hill
with the staff of God in my hand.”
So Joshua did as Moses told him:
he engaged Amalek in battle
after Moses had climbed to the top of the hill with Aaron and Hur.
As long as Moses kept his hands raised up,
Israel had the better of the fight,
but when he let his hands rest,
Amalek had the better of the fight.
Moses’hands, however, grew tired;
so they put a rock in place for him to sit on.
Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands,
one on one side and one on the other,
so that his hands remained steady till sunset.
And Joshua mowed down Amalek and his people
with the edge of the sword.


Reading 2 2 Tm 3:14-4:2

Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,
because you know from whom you learned it,
and that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures,
which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation
through faith in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is inspired by God
and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction,
and for training in righteousness,
so that one who belongs to God may be competent,
equipped for every good work.I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
who will judge the living and the dead,
and by his appearing and his kingly power:
proclaim the word;
be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.



Gospel Lk 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable
about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.
He said, “There was a judge in a certain town
who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say,
‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’
For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought,
‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being,
because this widow keeps bothering me
I shall deliver a just decision for her
lest she finally come and strike me.’”
The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.
But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”


October 23, 2016

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 150

Reading 1 Sir 35:12-14, 16-18

The LORD is a God of justice,
who knows no favorites.
Though not unduly partial toward the weak,
yet he hears the cry of the oppressed.
The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan,
nor to the widow when she pours out her complaint.
The one who serves God willingly is heard;
his petition reaches the heavens.
The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds;
it does not rest till it reaches its goal,
nor will it withdraw till the Most High responds,
judges justly and affirms the right,
and the Lord will not delay.


Reading 2 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18

I am already being poured out like a libation,
and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have competed well; I have finished the race;
I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,
which the Lord, the just judge,
will award to me on that day, and not only to me,
but to all who have longed for his appearance.At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf,
but everyone deserted me.
May it not be held against them!
But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength,
so that through me the proclamation might be completed
and all the Gentiles might hear it.
And I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat
and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom.
To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.


Gospel Lk 18:9-14

Jesus addressed this parable
to those who were convinced of their own righteousness
and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;
one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,
‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity --
greedy, dishonest, adulterous -- or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”






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