Change and Faith, Unite…

Folks I don’t write often in this following way but do to my calling to ministry and the position the Lord has placed me, I give you these following comments and ask you to take to heart the intent that we are all one in Christ Jesus.

ICCCC ULCCC UNITED

With the announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation from the papacy I am encouraged for the church. Not that He is “retiring” for reasons only known to himself and to God but that the wisdom and strength it took to come to the realization that his effectiveness and health may not be up to the tasks of the office for which he holds.

It is an opportunity that we who call ourselves Christian can do our part by lifting our prayers and concerns to the heavenly Father and plead our case and want for the church. His church. A church of the people and of God as the head.

Many Catholics have faltered these past years because of the style of governance coming from the Vatican, yet now it is our turn to be heard. Even though Pope John Paul the II and Pope Benedict the XVI have placed a very Conservative leadership with their appointees to the rank of Cardinals. We can be diligent in our faith and understanding here in the west as well as around the world, that Christ hears our cry for true change and reform in the church.

I know that through continuous prayer and devotion to the Holy Trinity change will come. The church has the unique opportunity to respond favorably to the billion plus Catholic patrons to the growing need and urgency from the next pontiff whom the Cardinals will elect to the office.

So let us pray together that our prayers will not only be heard but acted upon accordingly. I do not expect sweeping reforms from the new Pope however, there is hope that many issues that face the church today maybe appeased through the wise council of those with the insight and foresight to vote accordingly with the people. No matter what folks, we need to accept the new papal leadership with open arms and have the faith of Christ himself to know that He truly is the one in control.

I encourage any and all people who read this to be steadfast and patient in the coming months. And as we go into the Easter season with the hope of the Resurrection of Christ, we to will experience a new resurrection of the church.

Weather you are Roman Catholic, Independent Catholic or a Non Catholic, the institution of the church and its longevity is of all of our concern. It will be a test of true faith of the people to come together at this time of great importance for the most powerful faith in the world. The Christian Faith and all that it entails.

Sincerely your servant in Christ Jesus,
Bishop, Andrew R. M. Manley DD., o.s.a., o.s.p.
Independent Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross
and the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry

Time for a change. As heard from those in the know.

It is time for a change. A change for Life. A change for Justice. A change for those that can NOT speak for themselves. A change to do that which, we know is right in the sight of God and mankind. A change that is fair, balanced but for the right reasons NOT for self centered reasons. It is time for a change and the time is now.

Mankind makes bad decisions everyday without having a legal right to do so. Why than just give them a free pass to make one whenever they feel like it? That’s what we will be doing if we don’t take the time to stand up for those that can’t make a real choice if their lives depended on it. Those people that would rather listen to a friend, or worse yet not try to see what options are available to them, other than taking an innocent life.

No change today, no change tomorrow, no change next week, no change next month. No change in this election, will mean millions of innocent lives will have no choice of their own. No choice to speak for themselves. There is no time like the present and mostly, there is no time to waist.

So I ask you, how much time do you need to do what is right for future generations of your own bloodline. Yes, your human immortality will be at jeopardy. Is that your will? Is that what you want for your children and grandchildren? Your great grandchildren? Even your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandchildren? I used 14 great grand children because that is the number in the genealogy of life from the beginning to the birth of Jesus Christ himself.

Just think what the world would be like, if someone in His genealogy had had an abortion anywhere along the line. Isn’t it time to be a real man, a real woman that has love for life and not free will to take life. Yes there is a choice and Jesus is waiting to see what choice you will make.

Would you condone murder by looking the other way? What if it was a member of your family that was murdered and a friend saw the whole thing happen and decided NOT to get involved. How would that make you feel. We see it most everyday play out in other peoples lives but it yet has hit close to home for many of us. Many of us to even care, that is.

Should that stop you from feeling sorrow for those that have lost their lives? We’ll whats the difference than of having the right to have an abortion, just because you don’t want the child? The bible states – Thou shall not kill but what is abortion then if not killing?

The answers are in you, and the question is, isn’t it time for you to do something about it. It’s not just a Christian issue, it is an issue about where humanity with be 25 or 50 years from now. That is if you don’t take the time to do what you know is right. Just remember what might be right for one person, may not be right for all persons. Weather it is their right or not…

Jane Roe’s prolife commercial

Reversing Roe: The Norma McCorvey Story

Former Planned Parenthood Leader Abby Johnson on Life Unplanned

Planned Parenthood Abortion Sting!?!

Bishop  Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P.