There must be something special about the number 230.
Libs in Congress successfully blocked changes to Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Acts which says that Big Tech controlled social media cannot be treated like a publisher, which gives Big Tech pretty much carte blanche to conduct a reign of terror.
It looks like Francis changed 230 §1 of the 1983 CIC so as to open up the lay “ministries” of lector and acolyte to women.
Signs of the times.
Any other 230’s out there which are causing havoc? There hasn’t been a new element added to the periodic table yet, has there?
I am being queried heavily in email to comment on the issue of female lectors and acolytes.
Here’s my first reaction. When I read news from the Vatican I often share with my friend Fr. Finigan the need to unwind with some happy music. Check out his tweet HERE. He likes “Mien Hut, Der Hat Drei Ecken”. An excellent choice. For my part, I rather favor a song which I recall from 7th Grade German class.
So, that’s my first reaction to the news about women acolytes and lectors.
Here’s my second reaction:
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God, in three Divine Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man and died for our sins and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
This is the classic Act of Faith.
God can neither deceive nor be deceived.
I urge you all to memorize the Act of Faith, with the Acts of Hope and of Love, for frequent use in the dark times that are coming.
If you memorize these prayers, no one can take them away from you. They can strip you of your God-given rights, take your possessions, vilify and beat you until you can’t get up, but they can’t take the prayers from your memory once they are deeply engrained.
ACT OF HOPE
O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I
hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
ACT OF CHARITY
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.