Missouri–Announcing the Families of Home Education
Back to School Homeschool and Leadership Conference!
Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:
The FHE Back to School Homeschool and Leadership Conference is coming to your area on August 7-8, 2009. This event will be held at First Baptist Grandview, . It is free for FHE members who pre-register by August 1, and $20 for non-FHE members.
HSLDA Attorney Scott Woodruff will be attending this conference to
explain recent changes in Missouri homeschool law:
“Under a newly passed Missouri law, compulsory attendance goes to age 17 unless a child has earned 16 credits, with a credit consisting of at least 100 hours of instruction in a course. Scott Woodruff will explain what a “credit” is and the hours of instruction required to earn one, and how this impacts the records you need to keep and the way you need to teach.
Along the same lines, President Obama’s ambassador to the UN recently said his administration is discussing ratifying the UN International Rights of the Child Treaty. Woodruff will discuss what is actually in this treaty, what it would mean for you as a parent if it is ratified, and what we must do to stop it.”
For more information about the FHE Back to School Homeschool and
Leadership Conference, contact FHE at 877-696-6343 or visit them
online at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6743.
A dear member of the St. Cronan community participated in our Celebration of the Eucharist this morning. Smiles and Hugs all around for Sister Louise Lears.
Cronanites know how to love.
The first thing to note is that this post is vague, and does not necessarily compel the conclusion that Lears was given Holy Communion in defiance of the interdict issued by Archbishop Burke.Click here for the text of the Decree, in PDF format.
Why was Sr. Lears disciplined? Fromone of my posts at the time: In a Decree issued this afternoon by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, Sister Louise Lears, SC, has been found guilty of the following canonical delicts:
Pertinacious rejection of doctrine, obstinately rejecting a doctrinede Fide tenenda under can. 750, para. 2 ;
Publicly inciting the subjects of the Apostolic See or of an Ordinary to animosity or hatred of, and provoking disobedience to, the Apostolic See or Ordinary under can. 1373. This finding includes scandalizing the faithful in the exercise of her ‘pastoral leadership’ at St. Cronan, and by her position as religious sister and coordinator of religious education, which led the faithful to participate in sacred rites that the Ordinary has reproved as immoral and unlawful;
Violation of Divine or Canon Law which, because of its special gravity demands punishment, and which is coupled with the urgent need to prevent and correct scandal under can. 1399; the Decree also states that this canon is further implicated by Sr. Lears’ commission of an act whichper se is capable of leading a soul to commit mortal sin, and which directly entices a number of Catholic Faithful to lose membership in and full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and thus imperil their eternal salvation;
Finally, the Archbishop finds that Sister Lears has committed prohibitedcommunio in sacris by participating in the simulation of a sacrament under can. 1365; however, because of possible jurisdiction issues this matter is denounced to the Holy See for determination of guilt.
The penalty of interdict was imposed ferendae sententiae, that is, by the positive decree of the Archbishop. It prohibits her from receiving the sacraments until such time as she is reconciled to the Church. If this had happened, there would have been a public statement, as we saw in the St. Stanislaus Board reconciliations. The offenses she committed were public and injured the Body of Christ; thus the remedy must be public to avoid scandal.
5 3 For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.
5 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief.
5 6 Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do: but let us watch, and be sober.
5 10 Who died for us: that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.
5 13 That you esteem them more abundantly in charity, for their work’s sake. Have peace with them.
5 14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the feeble minded: support the weak: be patient towards all men.
5 15 See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.
5 17 Pray without ceasing.
5 18 In all things give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.
5 20 Despise not prophecies.
5 21 But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.
5 23 And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things: that your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 26 Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.
5 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.
Igitur non dormiamus sicut ceteri sed vigilemus et sobrii simus. Qui enim dormiunt nocte dormiunt et qui ebrii sunt nocte ebrii sunt. Nos autem qui diei sumus sobrii simus induti loricam fidei et caritatis et galeam spem salutis. Quoniam non posuit nos Deus in iram sed in adquisitionem salutis per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, qui mortuus est pro nobis ut sive vigilemus sive dormiamus simul cum illo vivamus. Propter quod consolamini invicem et aedificate alterutrum sicut et facitis.
Government, that is. And don’t you just feel all warm inside about it?
A quick round-up of recent stories about the encircling net:
UBS, US in Talks to Settle Case on 52,000 Accounts
Gore: US Climate Bill Will Help Bring about ‘Global Governance’
Swine Flu ‘Unstoppable’, All Countries Will Need Vaccine: WHO
Chips in Official IDs Raise Privacy Fears
Well, at least I can relax a little tonight and watch the All-Star Game in peace. Oh, wait…
Obama to Join Fox Broadcast Booth for All-Star Game
Me! Me! Me! I want to be on TV again! And throw out the first pitch, too! Tomorrow, back to ruining the country and running people’s lives. Mwa ha ha!
P.S. Leftists, save your breath, I get a free pass on this one.