Friday, July 25, 2014
As regular readers of “Faith of the Fathers” blogs know from a previous post over a year ago here, I have cataracts in both eyes.
I also have no insurance, and my employer does not offer insurance, as I work for a very small company.
My eye sight is getting worse. I can tell a big difference since I posted the previous post referenced above. I especially notice the difference when driving at night, and even more so if it happens to also be raining.
I looked into what my surgery costs would be with 2 different eye surgeons (opthamologists), and have found out that it will be just over $4,000.oo per eye, and that this is for just the basic interocular lens (IOL) that will be used in the surgery. A multifocal lens replacement would be much more expensive. So basic is the way for me to go.
Since I do not have insurance, and no savings at all, I have decided to try the crowd funding site, GoFundMe. If any readers would like to contribute, I would be more than appreciative. I would be greatly appreciative as a matter of fact.
My GoFundMe page can be reached by clicking here.
If you are unable to make a donation, I would also be appreciative of your sharing the page with others.
I will also take all the prayers I can get! Prayer is always welcome, and certainly needed.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Thank you for your continued prayers and support as well!
May God Bless you all, and Our Lady keep you in her care!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Saint Quote of the Day: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi Quote
Saints of the Faith: Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Daily Catholic Mass Readings: Catholic Mass Readings For Monday, July 21, 2014
Church Under Attack: Christian Holocaust Underway in Iraq, USA and World Look on
Faith of the Fathers: A Desperate Cry From Iraq's Christians
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The following excerpts are from Aina.org:
Iraq's Christian leaders have just made a desperate cry for help. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq's Catholic church, has issued an appeal "to all who have a living conscience in Iraq and all the world."
The situation for Iraq's Christians has been steadily deteriorating ever since the 2003 invasion, in part because the U.S. never acknowledged that Christians were being targeted by Islamists and did not prioritize protection of Christians or other minorities.
But with the recent sweep through Mosul and other Iraqi cities by the jihadi group ISIS, Iraq's Christians look to be on the verge of genocide.
Read more by clicking below:A Desperate Cry From Iraq's Christians
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The cozying up between bishops and Obama has got to stop. After you watch the video,click the link below to see the study from the University of Texas El Paso mentioned by Michael Voris in the video. Note that the study is dated March 20, 2014. Well before the current "crisis".
UTEP Study: http://ncbsi.utep.edu/documents/UAC%20Project%20Site%