Monthly Archives: March 2012

Doing it right – Update on the TRIAL

Here’s the update on the court hearing from last Friday. The District Attorney said that it has been… postponed. lol Surprise! Surprise! The reason being that the defense filed a memorandum a day or two before the hearing… something about what he contends is “the standard for which the court must review an IAC claim after an evidentiary hearing is held.” I’m not sure what that means but apparently the court is ordering transcripts of the evidentiary hearing so they can review specific testimony. Ordering the transcripts takes at least 30 days so the court set the hearing on the motion for a new trial/sentencing for June 1st. The district attorney encouraged me to hang in there and said “It’s typically best to make sure everything is done right on the upfront and avoid potential error that may be grounds for a reversal on appeal.”

While I’ve gotten used to not getting my hopes up I’m still disappointed that this trial has yet to end.

Thank you to all of you for hanging in there with with me! Your prayers and encouragement give me the grace, courage and patience to continue to wait and  hope that justice will be served. I ask that you please continue to pray for April, (the woman who shot me) that she may come to know the love, mercy and forgiveness of Christ Jesus.

God is Sovereign!

~Rosario Rodriguez

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Court Hearing

There’s another court hearing tomorrow, Friday, March 16th. Please pray (yet again) for a resolution! As soon as I hear how it went I will be sure to let you know. Mil Gracias!

God is Sovereign!

~Rosario Rodriguez

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The Anniversary of My Baptism!

Today is the anniversary of my baptism! 

“In Baptism we have been filled with the light of Christ. May we walk always as children of the light and keep the flame of faith alive in our hearts. May we live each day knowing our true identity as beloved children of God. And when the Lord comes, may we go out to meet him with all the saints in the heavenly kingdom to live with him forever and ever.”

Today Deacon Bill is going lead me in renewing my baptismal vows. It’s one of my favorite parts of the Easter Vigil and Baptisms so needless to say, I’m very excited! Uncle Bill informed me that every time he takes a shower he renews his baptismal vows. He suggested that I adopt this daily practice… I probably will! 😉

Renewing Your Baptismal Vows:

V. Do you reject Satan?
R. I do.
V. And all his works?
R. I do.
V. And all his empty promises?
R. I do.
V. Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
R. I do.

V. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
R. I do.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
R. I do.

V. God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all our sins. May he also keep us faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever.

R. Amen.

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A Great Cause in Need of Support

Friends, the wonderful organization ‘Manto de Guadalupe’ is in need of support. They are a non-profit organization with two main goals: 1) To defend life from conception to natural death. 2) Serve the poor in the local  communities and around the world.

They have done incredible work towards their goals and have changed many lives since 2007. (You can read about some of the work they’ve done in the image below) I ask you to please consider donating to them so that they may continue to help many more people. Even just $1 – 2 a month can help them impact lives. I also ask that you pray for this organization and everyone involved. Thank you! .

You can donate here at Manto de Guadalupe’s website.

“Saving Lives, Changing Lives.”

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