Have a happy and festive St. Patrick’s Day. Some fifty U. S. Bishops have dispensed Catholics from the Lenten fast and abstinence on Friday. Fortunately, the Feast of St. Joseph falls on Sunday when you can celebrate all day without a dispensation.
Pray for Evanston
We attended the funeral of Victor Rosenblum on Thursday in Evanston and heard many touching eulogies from his family and friends, and were very moved by the deep devotion and love for this great man. But a sad aspect of the funeral was an admission by a member of the congregation that when they were deciding their position on abortion, despite the best efforts of prolifer Rosenblum, the congregation voted to support abortion. Victor stayed on, trying to influence his fellow worshipers.
Much as they admire him, the congregation is to this day in error on the vital issue of human life. So it is probably not Victor who needs your prayers so much as it is the members of his synagogue who are still in darkness. Pray for the congregation of the Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston.
And while you’re at it, pray for all who support the evil of abortion in Evanston. We will never forget our reception on one of our Truth Tours there, when a woman stopped her car, jumped out and berated us for bringing the truth to her liberal suburb. Her shout of defiance was, “Don’t you know you’re in Evanston?” We’ll be taking our Truth Tour there again this summer. Plan to join us.
One of our first Truth Tour saves was in Evanston, when a young woman on her way to have an abortion stopped and thanked us for holding the signs—she said they saved her baby’s life. Once we held a Truth Tour cook-out in the park across from Fay Clayton’s house. On another occasion we faced a crowd of pro-aborts twice as large as ours, blocking our pictures and screaming obscenities. It’s never a dull day in this bastion of liberalism.
Charles Darwin: Advocate Intelligent Design
Poor old Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution has gotten all twisted up over the years, and made him into the guru of blind chance. Not so, says Fr. Anthony Zimmerman in a recent issue of the National Catholic Register. He claims that the real Charles Darwin believed there had to be an Intelligent Designer. Darwin’s own words are, “The birth both of the species and of the individual are equally parts of that grand sequence of events which our minds refuse to accept as the result of blind chance. The understanding revolts at such a conclusion.”
This statement is from his
Authors of the highest eminence seem to be fully satisfied with the view that each species has been independently created. To my mind it accords better with what we know of the laws impressed on matter by the creator that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes. When I view all beings not as special creations but as the lineal descendants of some few beings that lived long before they seem to me to become ennobled.
This from the 1859 Origin of Species. From these statements we surmise, Fr. Zimmerman says, that Darwin did not hold that evolution excludes the Creator. It is teachers who drag irreligion into science courses that try to do this. As we read in sacred scripture, “Only the fool says, ‘There is no God.'” And there are plenty of those around cluttering up our classrooms.
As St. Paul says in Romans:
What can be known about God is plain. Ever since the creation of the world, His eternal power and divine nature have been understood and seen through the things he made. Though they know God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools.