Slavic Christmas Lunch 2018 — This year’s Holy Myrrh-Bearers Slavic Christmas dinner is Dec. 2. It starts noon immediately following the 11 a.m. liturgy. On the menu are stuffed cabbage, pierogies, halushki, kielbasi and sauerkraut, ham, homemade desserts and beverages.
There will be a theme basket raffle and a visit from Saint Nick.
Tickets, which must be brought in advance, are $15 for adults; and $8 for children 8-12. Children under 8 eat free.
Homosexual Culture Caused Catholic Scandal Says Cardinal — Cardinal Raymond Burke, who is Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, has finally and courageously stated the reason for the sickness that has been revealed in the Catholic Church: homosexual culture.
“Now it seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root,” he said.
Only about 5 percent of the scandal involved pedophilia according to studies. About 80 percent involves sex with postpubescent males.
“It’s been a homosexual scandal all along,” he said.
He’s right of course. The clergy who have done these twisted things obviously don’t believe what they have been ordained to teach and pastor.
The big question is how did they obtain their positions. The why is easy to answer as wolves find it advantageous to dress as sheepdogs.
Pilgrimage To Centralia On Aug. 26 — Monsignor Ronald Popivchak and his parishioners of Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Bridgeport, Pa., are sponsoring a bus trip on Sunday, Aug. 26 to the Call to Prayer Marian Pilgrimage at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Centralia, Pa.
The bus will leave the parking lot of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Bridgeport at 9 a.m. and leave the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Centralia at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available on the bus.
There is no charge for the bus trip.
Reservations are first come, first served.
To make a reservation call Saints Peter and Paul Church at 610-272-7035 and leave your name and phone number for Monsignor Popivchak.
Gourmet Pierogie Being Sold At HMB — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Parish pierogie-makers just couldn’t stop pinching for the entire summer and are now taking orders for a special run of gourmet pierogies.
Varieties offered are:
Buffalo Chicken – $7 ½ dozen
Cheese Steak – $7 ½ dozen
Kielbasa & Sauerkraut – $7 ½ dozen
Sauerkraut – $6 ½ dozen
Order yours by Sunday, July 8 and pickup between noon and 3 pm. on Friday, July 1 , unless other arrangements have been made.
Please place your order by calling our parish office at 610-544-1215 or send us an email at HMBChurch@verizon.net. Please leave your name, phone number, and amunt dozen requested. All pickups are made in the Parish Hall, at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081
Holy Myrrh-Bearers Spring 2018 Flea Market — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Rite Church will be holding a flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at the church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore Pa. 19081.
Tables are $20. Call 610-544-1215 by April 21 to reserve a space.
Bullies Shut Bloomsburg Bridal Boutique — H8ers gonna H8. Carla Daddesi has told us that W. W. Bridal Boutique of Bloomsburg, Pa is closing March 30.
The family business was run by a Christian couple who gently declined to sell a lesbian couple two white bridal dresses in 2014. Well, you know the H8 started. The well-respected business was subject to vicious attacks on social media and an organized boycott.
It was too much and now they’re shutting down after 22 years, putting seven people out of work. You think that’s justice? Some do but nobody decent.
Hey Scott Wagner, if you get elected governor will you defend small businesses like this? LOL.
Here is Carla’s YouTube video. Watch it quick. You never know when the H8ers are going to get it taken down.
If you are a decent person it will make your blood boil about what happened to W.W. Bridal.
“. . .when we yield to our own pride and selfishness, we can also distort the way we use our ability to communicate,” Francis said. “This can be seen from the earliest times, in the biblical stories of Cain and Abel and the Tower of Babel . The capacity to twist the truth is symptomatic of our condition, both as individuals and communities.”
Note this was one week after a certain other world leader gave out awards for “fake news”.
Francis defined “fake news” as “the spreading of disinformationon line or in the traditional media.”
“It has to do with false information based on non-existent or distorted data meant to deceive and manipulate the reader,” he said. “Spreading fake news can serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions, and serve economic interests.”
So how do we defend ourselves?
“The most radical antidote to the virus of falsehood is purification by the truth,” Francis said.
He noted that “The truth is not just bringing to light things that are concealed, “revealing reality”, as the ancient Greek term aletheia (from a-lethès, “not hidden”) might lead us to believe (but) involves our whole life. ”
He said “Truth is something you can lean on, so as not to fall. In this relational sense, the only truly reliable and trustworthy One – the One on whom we can count – is the living God. Hence, Jesus can say: ‘I am the truth’. We discover and rediscover the truth when we experience it within ourselves in the loyalty and trustworthiness of the One who loves us. This alone can liberate us: ‘The truth will set you free'”.
He advocated that all participate in a “journalism of peace”.
“By that, I do not mean the saccharine kind of journalism that refuses to acknowledge the existence of serious problems or smacks of sentimentalism,” he said. “On the contrary, I mean a journalism that is truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines. A journalism created by people for people, one that is at the service of all, especially those – and they are the majority in our world – who have no voice. A journalism less concentrated on breaking news than on exploring the underlying causes of conflicts, in order to promote deeper understanding and contribute to their resolution by setting in place virtuous processes. A journalism committed to pointing out alternatives to the escalation of shouting matches and verbal violence.”
So American journalists, this means when you learned powerful forces in federal law enforcement are conspiring with one candidate to win an election, you report it. And not just report it, report it with appropriate outrage.
This means when rich connected types are forcing those without much disposable income to pay for their lifestyles, you, well “afflict the comfortable” even if you had been led to believe they are part of a “progressive” future.
Holy Myrrh-Bearers Christmas Eve Service2017— Catholics looking for a seat at a Christmas Eve service might consider attending the 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Eastern Catholic Rite Church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.
It’s beautiful, worshipful service in a beautiful building and lasts about an hour.