Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Perfect Addict

I would be the perfect addict. When a dilemma between what I should do and what I want to do arises, what I want to do wins. Always. Doesn't matter that I know better. Doesn't matter what it is. This is a particular problem when it comes to sin.

Right now it is a particular problem because I do not want to go to Mass. I feel revulsion when it is time to go. I feel sick. I get a stomach ache or an upset stomach. I don't know why I feel this way. I know what the right thing to do is, of course, go to Mass. But I don't. I didn't do a Lenten promise and I have had meat on Friday.

I don't know why I am doing this. I am not angry at God; my beliefs have not changed; I have no real reason for not going. I have been having a lot of spiritual dryness but nothing that should cause me not to go. I know that 'feelings' should be discounted.

I know I need to go to Confession. I also need prayers, please.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Gallup Poll has good Pro-life news

A recently released Gallup poll shows more young Americans are more pro-life. This is really no surprise. The biggest supporters of abortion are the baby boomers, but still, in a world where Nancy Pelosi is attempting to force Americans to pay for abortions it is refreshing to hear.

"As a result, 18- to 29-year-olds are now roughly tied with seniors as the most likely of all age groups to hold this position on abortion -- although all four groups are fairly close in their views. This is a sharp change from the late 1970s, when seniors were substantially more likely than younger age groups to want abortion to be illegal," Gallup noted.

The polling agency also noted that generational differences in support for broadly legal abortion have diminished over the past decade.