Sunday, December 31, 2006
Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us purify ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
Reflection: Those who have great devotion to Mary not only will be saved but also will through her intercession, become great Saints. Furthermore, their holiness will grow from day to day.
St. Vincent Palotti (1795-1850AD)
In today's Gospel, we see two old people, Simeon and Anna, both inspired by the Holy Spirit, recognize Jesus as the Messiah. And upon this recognition lies the great division among men. The attitude adopted towards Him will reveal the inmost heart of each and decide his eternal reward.
For our own salvation it is necessary that we have faith. "He that believeth not shall be condemned." _ St. Mark 16:16. And again: "he that doth not believe is already judged." _ St. John 3:18. Thus, faith is made a strict precept. He sins and incurs eternal damnation who willfully transgresses a commandment in an important matter, so those who do not believe sin grievously and render themselves guilty of eternal damnation. Unbelief is of all sins the most grievous and most worthy of damnation. Jesus expressly declares this when He says to His Apostles: "Whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words (that is, receive the doctrine which you announce in My name), going forth out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Amen I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the Day of Judgment than for that city." _ St. Matt. 10:14,15. The inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrha had committed crimes that cried to Heaven for vengeance, and yet their punishment in the next world will be less than the punishment of those who refuse to receive and believe the doctrine of Jesus.
St. Paul tells us that "Without faith it is impossible to please God." "For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and is a rewarder to them that seek Him." _ Heb. 11:6.
And it is not just any faith that we must possess. It is only the religion which Jesus Christ has taught. St. Paul writes to the Galatians: "I wonder that you are so soon removed from him who called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you beside that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema." _ Gal. 1:6-8. The loving St. John says: "If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into thy house, nor say to him, God speed you; for he that saith to him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works." _ II St. John 1:10,11. If we could be saved by any faith, the Apostles and their successors, who preached the Christian faith with indefatigable zeal and under so many persecutions, would have been the greatest fools. Not every faith is the saving faith, but only that which Jesus Christ has taught. He that has not this faith is separated from Christ and can not hope for salvation, "for there is no other name under Heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved." _ Acts 4:12.
The Catholic Church is the only true religion taught by Christ. While other religious denominations, which call themselves the Church of Christ, arose in time, and owe their origin to men, the Catholic Church goes back through centuries, and derives her origin immediately from Christ and His Apostles. St. Augustine says: "Know ye that the Catholic faith is the only true faith. If any one depart from it, he shall rise, not unto life, but unto damnation." Even Luther says: "It is true that in the Popedom there is the word and the preaching of the Apostles, and that we have taken from them the bible, baptism, and the other sacraments and preaching. How otherwise should we know anything about these matters? Therefore, faith, the Christian Church, and the Holy Ghost must be with them." Remarkable is the testimony which Melancthon bears to the Catholic Church. His mother adjured him upon her death bed to tell her whether she ought to adhere to the old (Catholic) faith, or to embrace the new. He gave this answer: "Adhere to your old Catholic faith, for it is easier to live in the new religion, but safer to die in the old." Christians separated from the Catholic Church may have the Sacrament of Baptism, but not of Penance, by which sins committed after baptism are forgiven. They have no priests, at least no validly and lawfully ordained priests, and can not therefore, even if they confess their sins, be absolved; for only the lawfully ordained Catholic priests, approved of by their bishop, possess power to absolve sinners in the Sacrament of Penance.
We must reject: the Jews, heathens, Mohammedans, Protestants, the modernist Novus Ordo religion, and the many "traditionalist" sects that are not in union with true Catholic bishops. For truly, "this Child" as Simeon says in today's gospel, "is set for the fall, and the resurrection of many in Israel: and for a sign which shall be contradicted…"
Friday, December 29, 2006
I have taken root in an honored people, in the portion of the Lord, his heritage. Sirach 24:12
Reflection: Many will not let devotion to the Blessed Virgin even take root in their hearts. But blessed is the person who accepts this grace and keeps it. Such a devotion dwells in all who are the Lord's heritage -- in all who will praise Him eternally in heaven.
St. Alphonusus Liguori (1696-1787AD)
JANE ASKED ABOUT THE MEANING OF THE MENORAH - THE CATHOLIC/TRUE MEANING:
One of the three chief furnishings of the Holy of the Tabernacle and the Temple (Exodus 25:31-40; 37:17-24). In reality it was an elaborate lampstand, set on the south side of the Holy Place so as to face the loaves of proposition. It was beaten out of finest gold. A central shaft, together with three pairs of branches curving upward from out of the shaft, all exquisitely ornamented and surmounted with stands, held in a line the seven golden lamps that gave light to the sanctuary. The priests dressed the lamps in the morning and set them on the lampstand in the evening (Exodus 30:7, 8). All night long the seven lamps were kept burning (Exodus 27:20-21; Leviticus 24:3; 1 Samuel 3:3). As for the day, Josephus (Antiq. Jud., III, viii, 3) tells us that three lamps were lighted. Levites of the family of Caath cared for the golden lampstand on the march (Numbers 3:31). It was among the spoils brought by Vespasian and Titus to grace their triumph at Rome, and may be seen sculptured upon the Arch of Titus.
Now, His Excellency emphasized the fact that this furnishing derives from being used by the High Priests (bishops) of the Old Testament. It is a symbol of the 7 sacraments, with the center being Christ in the Eucharist.
THANKS TO BROTHER BONAVENTURE
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Fr. Giles O.F.M.
Father Grou in his book of meditations from St. Agustine, states that the Paganism of his day could not be decried too much. Education and therefore society looked to the fables and fantastic stories of the pagans for inspiration and guidance. It was the immoral and self-centered pride of the heroes and heroines, not to mention of the pagan gods and goddesses themselves, that greatly influenced the youth of his day. To be great one must emulate those that are presented and believed to be such. The revival of the pagan "classics" was actually nothing but a step back in the progress of morals and virtue.
This pagan influence is still with us today, but there is a more subtle and dangerous influence lurking about us. This evil influence is filled with a more subtle pride and self-centeredness. It is subtler because it is masked by the appearance of Christianity and apparent virtue. It is none other than Protestantism. The whole idea of salvation by faith alone is a very attractive one to the spiritually lazy, but especially to the evil and perverse. Our society has held up the "great" men of Protestantism, for us to emulate. They have become our heroes. They fill up our history books, and little or nothing is ever mentioned of the great Catholic men who should be our inspiration and role models.
What "great" men and events are remembered from American "history"? Society and modern history will have us recall Christopher Columbus, but the fact that he was a Catholic and sailed for a Catholic country is quickly passed over. Those who are famous and emphasized are the Protestant leaders of this country. Men who came to this world to make money or to escape the ugly persecutions inflicted by the more powerful and myopic elder brother sects of Talmudic-Protestantism are the heroes. This country is historically considered a colony of Protestant England. There are few if any students who ever stop and wonder how it came about that a Catholic discovers this new world and without any rhyme or reason it suddenly became an English colony.
We seldom if ever hear of any Spanish influence in America. Is it because Spain had no influence? Or is it perhaps because Spain was Catholic and our Protestant history book authors do not wish us to compare the Protestant influence and effects of their "colonization" with that of Catholic Spain?
What was the religious attitude of the Protestant colonizer compared with that of the Catholic?
The Protestant came to America to find freedom for the practice of his own particular brand of Protestantism. He sought to establish a state for the exclusive practice of his own brand of "theology". He was completely bigoted and prejudiced against any and all who were not of the same race or creed. The only Protestant sect that was in any way tolerant of other people was the Quakers. This was not because of any virtue on the part of these people, but more because of a pacifist "theology" which they followed. They were just as prejudiced as the rest, but their prejudiced actions were restrained in a bit by their pacifism. We see that the natives who were living here were either forced into selling the land or just physically pushed off it. If either of these two methods did not work then they were murdered. There was to be no toleration of these people because they were not of the same race or creed as these narrow-minded
Protestant bigots. (It is typically a Talmudic-Protestant concept that those of different races are not human and may be treated as such.) There was no missionary activity towards these natives or anyone else of a different race. The Protestant colonizer was completely and unashamedly proud and self-centered.
The Catholic on the other hand came and sought not to take over and destroy those who were here before, but they came with the idea of instructing and bringing the grace of salvation to these natives. Catholic France established few colonies, compared to Protestant England. They invested their time in trading and exploring to establish communication with these natives, and there was generally a Catholic priest with the explorers and traders who gave something much more precious than the information or animal skins that the traders brought back. The Catholic looked upon the native as a fellow human being who was likewise created in the image and likeness of God and was called by God to one day join Him in Heaven. Thus, it was truly an act of love and self-sacrifice that brought the priest to the native. It was the Catholic priest who brought salvation and Christian civilization to the pagan.
Catholic Spain, who is virtually eclipsed in modern American history, has perhaps had a greater honor than any other in her contributions to the "New World." Her attitude is truly that of a good Christian. She sent priests and missionaries to instruct and baptize natives. The natives were not pushed aside or considered as non-human, they were civilized and considered equal to the Spaniard; equal humans, equal citizens, and equal Catholics. As such there was not any taboo concerning intermarriage. There was never the label of second class citizen or second class humans. All were created by the same God and have the same destiny and all are equal in the eyes of God. Thus, the Catholics freely mixed and associated and dealt with the natives. Even with the Negroes from Africa who were brought to this country as slaves, we see that the
Spaniard had no difficulty associating with them and elevating them to the same station as themselves. There was no taboo or prejudice which forbad their intermarriage. The taboo, segregation and prejudice, again was totally a Talmudic-Protestant attitude.
The beautiful practice and belief in the equality of all men regardless of their race or station in life has been historically attested by many honest observers who have compared the Spanish Catholic customs with those of the Protestant.
"It is a Spanish maxim — `Never magnify any man for his riches, nor esteem him less for his poverty, however great it may be.' And again: `The dignity of the man must rise in proportion as his rank descends.' An English traveler, Mr. Scott, says: `There is no such thing as a Spanish snob; that odious social monstrosity is indigenous only to Anglo-Saxon soil.'
"Châteaubriand observes that: `One can never remark in Spain any of those servile airs and turns of expression which announce abjection of thoughts or degradation in mind. The language of the great seigneur and of the peasant is the same, the greeting the same, the customs, the compliments, the manners are the same.' Another writer remarks that `servants are treated with a sweetness very different from our affected politeness, which only reminds them every moment of the inferiority of their condition.'
"… Within these coaches might be witnessed perfect specimens of Brazilian manners. A person accustomed to the distant care-for-no-one airs, which are generally observed in the New York stages, might be a little surprised that so much friendly attention and politeness could prevail among perfect strangers, who might happen to meet each other in these vehicles. It might be equally surprising to see that no one was excluded on account of color." (Catholic and Protestant Countries Compared, by Father Alfred Young, 1895, pp. 113-15).
The most beautiful example of the true Christian attitude came with the Spanish Franciscans, and the Spanish Southwest missions. History has completely overshadowed the fact that it was the Catholic missionaries who made it safe for the "white" man to enter and explore the great West. Even though these missionary cities often still bear their Catholic Franciscan names, few know that these cities were named by Catholics in honor of Catholic Saints. Even fewer know of the great history that Catholics have brought to this New World.
If the Spanish Catholics had such a great influence in this New World, why is it that we hear so little of this?
"Winners write the history books, so, even though the Spanish dominated the New World for almost a century before the English settlers arrived in Jamestown, the Spanish were eventually supplanted in North America and the new era of English supremacy began." (Don't Know Much About History, Kenneth C. Davis, 1995, p. 11)
The Protestants moved in, betrayed all the trust that the Catholics had established with the natives, burned the Catholic Churches and missions, chased the natives out of the land, and hunted them down like animals.
Does anyone wonder why in the French and Indian War the Indians fought with the French (Catholics) against the English (Protestants)? It is really no mystery. The French (Catholics) treated the natives as humans and traded with them as equals. The English (Protestants) never traded with the natives as equals, and more often than not they just took what they wanted from the natives not even considering them as humans nor as someone with even basic natural rights.
"In 1819 he (Jackson, who later became president.) embarked on an illegal war against the Seminoles of Florida. Claiming that Florida, still in Spanish hands, was a sanctuary for escaped slaves and marauding Indians, Jackson invaded the territory, unleashing a bloody campaign that left Indian villages and Spanish forts smoldering. Jackson's incursion set off a diplomatic crisis, eventually forcing the Spanish to sell Florida to the United States in 1819 on terms highly favorable to the Americans. Again,(This had become a pattern for him.) Jackson became governor of the newly conquered territory. As a land speculator, Jackson knew that he and his friends would profit handsomely by moving the Indians off the land. (The Indians apparently had no problem living there when it was in Catholic Spain's possession!)
"But the harsh treatment of the Indians by Jackson as a general, as well as throughout earlier American history, was later transformed. It went from popular anti-Indian sentiment and sporadic regional battles to official federal policy initiated under Jackson and continued by his successor, Martin Van Buren. The tidy word given this policy was `removal' … The Indians called it the Trail of Tears (ibid. p. 121)
Jackson is quoted as saying it is "better to move them, than to slaughter them." Which was already happening.
"Contrary to popular sentiment of the day and history's continuing misrepresentation, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole tribes had developed societies that were not only compatible with white culture, but even emulated European styles in some respects. …
The Cherokees, at the time of their removal, were not nomadic savages. In fact, they had assimilated many European-style customs, including the wearing of gowns by Cherokee women. They built roads, schools, and churches, had a system of representational government, and were becoming farmers and cattle ranchers. A written Cherokee language had also been perfected by a warrior named Sequoya. The Cherokees even attempted to fight removal legally by challenging the removal laws in the Supreme Court and by establishing an independent Cherokee Nation." (Ibid. p. 122)
This white Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) superiority complex did not end with the boarders of America. "One popular writer of 1885 was the clergyman Josiah Strong, who argued that the United States was the true center of Anglo-Saxon virtue and was destined to spread it over the world. `This powerful race,' wrote Strong in the best-selling book OUR COUNTRY, `will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond.' … `Can any one doubt that the result of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest"? Strong left no doubt as to who he thought the `fittest' were." (ibid., p. 217)
The Spanish American War was another attack of the Protestants against the Catholics. The ostensible reason for the war was to "liberate" Cuba, a Spanish Catholic colony. America acted the part of the outraged sympathizer. It was a convenient excuse. The true reason was the prejudiced Protestants knew there was already a black republic in Haiti, and they did not want another one in Cuba.
The Cubans were not trying to fight off the Catholic Spanish and gain their freedom, but the Talmudic-Protestants needed a reason to destroy the Catholic influence in the New World. "When the artist Frederick Remington (1861-1909) went to Cuba to send back pictures for Hearst's papers, he told his boss he couldn't find a war. `You furnish the pictures,' Hearst responded in a fury. `I'll furnish the war.'" (ibid. p. 219)
The Battleship Maine mysteriously exploded while anchored in Havana harbor. America claimed it was caused by a mine in the harbor, Spanish authorities assert it was an internal explosion, perhaps in the heavily loaded ship's magazine. Nonetheless the Protestant battlecry arose: "Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain!"
After declaring war with Spain, America launched a surprise attack on Spanish Philippines. Spain was not prepared for this war now fought on two different fronts and sued for peace. President McKinley announces the following terms: independence for Cuba; the United States takes control of Puerto Rico; the United States will occupy Manila until further negotiations. The Filipinos did not want American control and there was a Philippine incursion that was bloodier than the one with Spain. Since the Filipinos were "brown" the bigoted Protestant Americans were able to remove all excuses for civility in their treatment of the natives. In this war there were massive strikes against civilians, war atrocities, and a brutality that had been missing from American wars with white Europeans.
President Roosevelt continued this Protestant bigotry. In 1904 he sent troops into the Dominican Republic, which had reneged on debts to Great Britain (most probably Talmudic bankers in Great Britain). Roosevelt put Americans in charge of Dominican revenues until the debt problem was solved. "Though effective, Roosevelt's overbearing treatment of nations he viewed as racially inferior won America no friends in Latin America, which had been reduced to a collection of vassal states.
"Ironically, in the wake of policing the Caribbean and overseeing the subjugation of the Philippines, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize by mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese War in 1905 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Divvying up substantial chunks of Asia, the treaty may have created more trouble than it solved. Japan got Korea and guaranteed that it would leave its hands off the Philippines, now in the American `sphere of influence.' But the high-handedness of Roosevelt's dealings left a bitter taste in the Japanese mouths." (ibid. p. 228)
There is much more that could be said, but hopefully this little bit has been enough to whet the desire for truth and has opened up a few eyes to the reality around us. It is a shame that Catholics are so ignorant of their wonderful heritage. It is a crime that Catholics are made to feel ashamed or embarrassed for things they should be rightly proud of. The good things in the history of this world were by and large, made possible by true and faithful Catholics. The evil that is in our history (whether recorded or conveniently omitted) is by and large, the work of Talmudic-Protestants who knowingly or unknowingly are working for Satan and the overthrow of Christ's kingdom and His Mystical Body here on earth.
Let us hold up the great Catholic heroes of the Faith for our emulation and that of our children. Let us denounce as loudly and openly as we can the evil hypocrisy of the Talmudic-Protestants this country has had the misfortune to call its leaders. And let us not forget that only true Catholics can be true patriots!
Israel Survey Results Shock
By TJ Reporter - Thursday 28th of December 2006
Nearly 70 percent of respondents to a survey conducted by a leading Christian publication believe in disinvestment from companies whose products are used by the Israeli government in the territories.
The poll of more than 2,800 people, conducted on The Tablet website, pointed to the widespread existence of anti-Israel sentiment among respondents and a suspicion of the Jewish State's actions.
Three quarters of people who answered the survey agreed that the churches should call for the removal ofJewish West Bank settlements and that the institution should support Palestinian calls for an "independent homeland within the borders that existed before the 1967 Arab-Israel war".
On the other hand, just 21.2 percent agreed that the churches should acceptIsrael "is engaged in a struggle for its survival and support its efforts toroot out its enemies".
And perhaps most worryingly, only 57.3 percent agreed that the Church should appeal for Palestinians to renounce violence and recognise Israel's right to exist.
Respondents to the survey included Christians from several denominations, Muslims and atheists, while 10 percent were Jewish.
Claiming the results revealed a "worrying trend", Alan Aziz, Executive Director of the Zionist Federation, told TJ:"These statistics are very distressing and it is sad that people don't understand that what the situation in Israel needs more than anything is positive dialogue and not retribution".
(Wrong you racist Zionist satanist - it is not that people don't understand - it is precisely because they DO UNDERSTAND and are waking up to the fact that Zionism is the slime of the earth!)
ZF President Eric Moonman said he was "disturbed that a magazine like The Tablet should perpetuate a survey which appears to be riddled with prejudice".
The report coincided with theArchbishop of Canterbury's pilgrimage to the Holy Land along with other church leaders.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
By Gideon Levy
More than 30 Palestinian children were killed in the first two weeks of Operation Days of Penitence in the Gaza Strip. It's no wonder that many people term such wholesale killing of children "terror." Whereas in the overall count of all the victims of the intifada the ratio is three Palestinians killed for every Israeli killed, when it comes to children the ratio is 5:1. According to B'Tselem, the human rights organization, even before the current operation in Gaza, 557
Palestinian minors (below the age of 18) were killed, compared to 110 Israeli minors.
Palestinian human rights groups speak of even higher numbers: 598 Palestinian children killed (up to age 17), according to the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, and 828 killed (up to age 18) according to the Red Crescent. Take note of the ages, too. According to B'Tselem, whose data are updated until about a month ago, 42 of the children who have been killed were 10; 20 were seven; and eight were two years old when they died. The youngest victims are 13 newborn infants who died at checkpoints during birth.
With horrific statistics like this, the question of who is a terrorist should have long since become very burdensome for every Israeli. Yet it is not on the public agenda. Child killers are always the Palestinians, the soldiers always only defend us and themselves, and the hell with the statistics.
The plain fact, which must be stated clearly, is that the blood of hundreds of Palestinian children is on our hands. No tortuous explanation by the IDF Spokesman's Office or by the military correspondents about the dangers posed to soldiers by the children, and no dubious excuse by the public relations people in the Foreign Ministry about how the Palestinians are making use of children will change that fact. An army that kills so many children is an army with no restraints, an army that has lost its moral code.
As MK Ahmed Tibi (Hadash) said, in a particularly emotional speech in the Knesset, it is no longer possible to claim that all these children were killed by mistake. An army doesn't make more than 500 day-to-day mistakes of identity. No, this is not a mistake but the disastrous result of a policy driven mainly by an appallingly light trigger finger and by the dehumanization of the Palestinians. Shooting at everything that moves, including children, has become normative behavior. Even the momentary mini-furor that erupted over the "confirming of the killing" of a 13-year-old girl, Iman Alhamas, did not revolve around the true question. The scandal should have been generated by the very act of the killing itself, not only by what followed.
Iman was not the only one. Mohammed Aaraj was eating a sandwich in front of his house, the last house before the cemetery of the Balata refugee camp, in Nablus, when a soldier shot him to death at fairly close range. He was six at the time of his death. Kristen Saada was in her parents' car, on the way home from a family visit, when soldiers sprayed the car with bullets. She was 12 at the time of her death. The brothers Jamil and Ahmed Abu Aziz were riding their bicycles in full daylight, on their way to buy sweets, when they sustained a direct hit from a shell fired by an Israeli tank crew. Jamil was 13, Ahmed six, at the time of their deaths.
Muatez Amudi and Subah Subah were killed by a soldier who was standing in the village square in Burkin and fired every which way in the wake of stone-throwing. Radir Mohammed from Khan Yunis refugee camp was in a school classroom when soldiers shot her to death. She was 12 when she died. All of them were innocent of wrongdoing and were killed by soldiers acting in our name.
At least in some of these cases it was clear to the soldiers that they were shooting at children, but that didn't stop them. Palestinian children have no refuge: mortal danger lurks for them in their homes, in their schools and on their streets. Not one of the hundreds of children who have been killed deserved to die, and the responsibility for their killing cannot remain anonymous. Thus the message is conveyed to the soldiers: it's no tragedy to kill children and none of you is guilty.
Death is, of course, the most acute danger that confronts a Palestinian child, but it is not the only one. According to data of the Palestinian Ministry of Education, 3,409 schoolchildren have been wounded in the intifada, some of them crippled for life. The childhood of tens of thousands of Palestinian youngsters is being lived from one trauma to the next, from horror to horror. Their homes are demolished, their parents are humiliated in front of their eyes, soldiers storm into their homes brutally in the middle of the night, tanks open fire on their classrooms. And they don't have a psychological service. Have you ever heard of a Palestinian child who is a "victim of anxiety"?
The public indifference that accompanies this pageant of unrelieved suffering makes all Israelis accomplices to a crime. Even parents, who understand what anxiety for a child's fate means, turn away and don't want to hear about the anxiety harbored by the parent on the other side of the fence. Who would have believed that Israeli soldiers would kill hundreds of children and that the majority of Israelis would remain silent? Even the Palestinian children have become part of the dehumanization campaign: killing hundreds of them is no longer a big deal.
More evidence that anyone who supports this evil state of Israel is a SATANIST - which, of course, would include these bogus "fundamentalist" so-called "christians"!
Israel seeks pipeline for Iraqi oil
US discusses plan to pump fuel to its regional ally and solve energy headache at a stroke
Ed Vuillamy in WashingtonSunday April 20, 2003The Observer
Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad.
The plan envisages the reconstruction of an old pipeline, inactive since the end of the British mandate in Palestine in 1948, when the flow from Iraq's northern oilfields to Palestine was re-directed to Syria.
Now, its resurrection would transform economic power in the region, bringing revenue to the new US-dominated Iraq, cutting out Syria and solving Israel's energy crisis at a stroke...
funny thing - we haven't heard another word about this plan!
He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him. Luke 1:49-50
Reflection: While remaining the Mother of our Judge, Mary is a mother to us, full of mercy. She constitutes our protection. She keeps us close to Christ, and she faithfully takes the matter of our salvation into her charge.
St. Peter Canisius (1521-1597AD)
I found a few passages from this article very interesting...
“It is a fallacy to suggest that opening the archives would resolve the debate over Pius, since the difference between the two sides is subjective in nature,” Rosen remarked. “Catholics look at the evidence and say, ‘Pius did everything he could do to save Jews’. We see it differently and no amount of [new] evidence will change that.”
That sentence sums up the logic of all heretics, apostates, and infidels. "and no amount of evidence will change that"
A fool convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
"Many Jews, and not a few scholars, fault Pius for failing to speak out about the Nazi genocide of European Jewry as it was taking place during his tenure. But defenders credit Pius with various behind-the-scenes Catholic rescue efforts. Foxman, himself a member of IJCIC, said Jews and Jewish groups might react in a variety of ways to a perception of insensitivity.
“Some may reconsider their financial support of Catholic institutions,” he said, emphasizing that he did not support such a reaction. Foxman declined to identify donors who might react in this way. And he cautioned that such a reaction was “a possibility not a probability.”
Foxman also pointed out that Jewish groups have in the past intervened with the government of Israel on behalf of Catholic concerns in the Holy Land. Such interventions, based on a sense of mutual sensitivity, might be imperiled, Foxman said.
Can you believe that they would admit to using such pressure? What is even more amazing to me is that they admit that they financially support "catholic" institutions.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Israel settlement breaks promise to U.S.
By RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press Writer 59 minutes ago
JERUSALEM - Israel has approved a new settlement in the West Bank to house former Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip, officials said Tuesday, breaking a promise to the U.S. to halt home construction in the Palestinian territories...
1 John 2:22
"Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son."
Good thing these lying jews have a "day of atonement" where they can be forgiven of any promises that they WILL make in the next year!
Monday, December 25, 2006
With me are riches and glory, enduring riches and justice. My fruit is better than pure gold, and my blossoms than rare silver. Proverbs 8:18-19
Reflection: Mary is the stem of the beautiful flower on which the Holy Spirit rests with the fullness of His gifts. Hence, those who want to obtain the seven gifts of the Spirit must seek the flower of the Holy Spirit on the stem [Mary].
St. Bonaventure (1221-1274AD)
posted by bridget
Sunday, December 24, 2006
SUNDAY SERMON FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
On earth peace to men of good will. _ St. Luke 2: 14.
The peace that Jesus brought from Heaven is threefold: Peace with God, Peace with men, and Peace with ourselves.
Because of the sin of Adam we all come into this world as enemies of God. The gates of Heaven were closed against us. In order to restore peace with God it is necessary that we make restitution for the offense of original sin. Yet, no matter how much men may work, because we are finite creatures we are never able to make satisfactory reparation. Because it was an offense against the infinite majesty of God it was necessary that an infinite satisfaction should be made. Therefore only God could make reparation, but the offense was by men so therefore a man must make the reparation; thus, the necessity of the Son of God becoming man to atone for our sins.
This peace with God is further hindered by our own personal sins, which necessitates that we make our own reparations and sacrifices and unite them with the merits of Jesus Christ so that we may once again be at peace with God.
We must hate and detest what God hates and detests. God hates and detests all that is wicked; so must we. There is no peace for the wicked. We must develop the attitude of the saints so that we would rather die than to offend God. Many deceive themselves if they think that they enjoy peace and will not give up sinful association, abandon a bad habit, make restitution for injustices, forgive offenses, etc. Though at their devotions or in the performance of a good work, they may experience certain pleasant consoling feelings in their heart, it is nevertheless not true peace; they do not possess the love and grace of God; consequently they are not at peace, for this is obtained only by true repentance and conversion.
We must likewise love and do that which God loves and wills. We must keep the commandments, the precepts of the Church, and zealously fulfill the duties of our religion: regularly assist at public worship, hear the word of God, pray devoutly, and frequently receive the Sacraments of Penance and the Blessed Eucharist. Lastly the will of God is that we fulfill those duties which our station of life and our particular circumstances impose upon us. Superiors should be solicitous for the temporal and spiritual welfare of their inferiors, inferiors should honor, love and obey their superiors; the rich should give alms to the poor, and the poor be content in their straitened circumstances.
To have peace with other men we must have patience with their weaknesses. We should forgive as we would wish to be forgiven. We must be sympathetic with those who suffer adversity, and truly show an interest in their prospering. When someone finds a sympathetic soul their joy becomes sweeter and the afflictions become more tolerable. As St. Paul says: "Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep." _ Rom. 12: 15. We must be friendly in our conduct and especially in our language. "A sweet word multiplieth friends" (Ecclus. 6:5) and in the Book of Proverbs (15:1): "A mild answer breaketh wrath, but a harsh word stirreth up fury." In our conversations and associations with others we must avoid everything repulsive and offensive, and not display a gloomy, angry countenance, treat no one harshly and contemptuously, and guard against bitter, harsh and injurious words. If we must correct someone let us do so in such a way that an affectionate love may be discernible even in our severity and reprehension. Lastly, let us guard against slander and detraction.
To preserve this peace with ourselves we must have a good conscience. A good conscience is a perpetual feast. A man who carries about a bad conscience with him wherever he goes has no rest or peace. His days upon earth may be happy, ubt he has no peace; the reproaches of his conscience are ever tormenting him and give him no rest. Sinners are their own tormentors; God's justice cannot punish them here on earth more effectually than by delivering them up to the tortures of conscience. They may appear as if they had rest, they may even glory in peace, but it is only an infatuation, a blindness. They dream they have peace, and whilst dreaming they are swiftly gliding into Hell. Those who have a good conscience, though they may be in want of what the world esteems and loves, though they may have to suffer much, they are always calm and contented. The thought: "I have nothing with which to reproach myself, no injustice lies on my conscience," is a sweet consolation to them in all the tribulations of life.
Let us make the resolution today to preserve with the greatest care this threefold peace which Jesus Christ, our new-born Savior brought from Heaven to earth, or if we do not already posses it, let us work with the greatest zeal to obtain it. Let us endeavor to make our will one with the Divine Will; hate and detest what God hates and detests; love and perform what He loves and wills, and we will have peace with Him. Bear patently with the frailties of our fellow-men, share with them their joys and sorrows, be friendly to them, and guard against slander and detraction, and we will enjoy peace with our neighbor. We must be solicitous for a good conscience: control our passions and disorderly inclinations, conquer temptations, overcome the tempter, lead a good, pious, Christian life, and we will have peace with ourselves. "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." _ St. Matt. 5:9.
THE SUNDAY SERMON FOR CHRISTMAS EVE:
We are on the threshold of the birth of Jesus Christ. This liturgy for today is filled with joy and if it were not for the violet vestments, one might think that the feast of Christmas had already begun.
In today's Gospel we are presented with the answer to the question of who Christ is.
St. Joseph not knowing that the Child that Mary was carrying is the Son of God, was contemplating privately putting away Mary so that there would not be as much scandal.
St. Joseph was a just man and had not as yet been informed of the miraculous event of the incarnation. Mary apparently had not mentioned it and God had as yet not informed St. Joseph directly or indirectly through His Angel. Therefore St. Joseph is without blame for his ignorance in this matter.
Those who today, are ignorant of who this Child is, do not have the same excuse as St. Joseph. Their ignorance is inexcusable. We have been told by the prophets, Christ Himself, His Apostles, our Holy Mother the Church, the Scriptures, and countless Saints.
With so much verifiable and trustworthy testimony, and with the countless miracles confirming it, it appears obvious that, only the fool says in his heart that Jesus Christ is not God.
And yet we see that even after 2,006 years, there are many in the world that are still fools. The Talmudists, the Moslems, Pagans, and countless atheists have yet to open their hearts to God and receive the salvation that Christ brought to this earth.
They are poor ignorant fools for refusing to believe what God has revealed. None of them will ever enter the kingdom of Heaven because they have rejected Christ Who is the gateway into Paradise. No one gets to the Father but through the Son. By rejecting the Son they are in fact rejecting the Father. Christ calls out to them but they will not hear.
But perhaps even sadder than this are all those poor souls that pretend to belief in Christ but are still outside of His Mystical Body because they have espoused some false doctrine or denied a true one.
All those separated in any way from the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church founded by none-other than Jesus Christ Himself are headed straight for Hell. As much as we would like to make excuses for our loved ones, our families, and friends, we can not. Those who deny Christ will be denied by Him in Heaven.
There were not many that welcomed Christ to this earth on His birthday 2,006 years ago. The majority did not know, because they were not looking for Him. They were not in love with God and eagerly anticipating His coming. They were filled with their own pride and self-love. The few that were humble and that truly loved God were shown this wonderful miraculous gift (the Shepherds, and the wise men) the rest of the world went on as if nothing at all had happened.
Nothing has seemed to change in all these years, the majority live as if Christ had never arrived. Many claim to be awaiting His coming, but they have missed it and do not really even care, which only means that they are not truly anticipating the coming of the Messiah.
The joy of anticipation for tomorrow's feast is greatly mollified by the sadness caused by the coldness and hardness of so many hearts.
We hear the words of the angel to St. Joseph: "for He shall save His people from their sins" and we are filled with peace and joy. Yet, at the same time we recognize that it is only His people that He shall save, and the majority is not His, even today.
Even among so many who call themselves "Christians" how many among them are His? How many are members of His Mystical Body? There are many that are celebrating and rejoicing with their lips but their hearts are far from Christ.
Let us make sure that we are true members of His Mystical Body so that we may truly rejoice in His birth, and let us pray most fervently for those who are not, so that they may one day enter into the one fold and they may then also rejoice.
Blessed Christmas to all.
True Catholics - remember, if it is at all possible for you, keep the Mass in Christmas.
Cristes mǣsse - the orgin of the word "Christmas" - which means - Mass (mǣsse) of Christ (Christes) - the Mass offered on the feast of the birth of Christ! This feast day dates back to at least 200 AD (probably much earlier).
Keep both Christ and His Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Christmas!
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Banned in "Catholic" Hospitals: Jesus Christ Is the Reason for the Season
Except in Newchurch Hospitals, Which Prohibit the Distribution to PatientsOf Any Gifts Having a Catholic Religious Theme
The Newchurch of the New Order -- what most people cluelessly still call "Catholic" -- is not Catholic, and doesn't want to be. A case in point: St. Joseph's "Catholic" Children's Hospital in Florida.
When a nearby Newchurch school wanted to distribute religious-themed gifts at Christmas to the children who were patients, Newchurch Franciscan Sister Pat Shirley," St. Joseph's Vice President of Missions, vetoed Catholic gifts for the children. Ornaments that bore the generic sentiment, "Joy to the World" and "Peace on Earth" were "approved." Nativity lapel pins, ornaments bearing a "Merry Christmas" message, and T-shirts imprinted "Jesus Is the Heart of Christmas" were vetoed. The "Catholic" hospital has a policy to inspect visitors entering the St. Joseph's to confiscate Catholic "contraband."
The principal of the Newchurch school, from the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, spoke out with unusually cutting words for a "loving" Newchurcher: "It's not Tampa General. It's not Wal-Mart. It's a Catholic [sic] hospital, so if you want to distribute items that say 'Merry Christmas,' even if there are people there that are of other faiths, it's kind of understood that it's a Catholic hospital." [Source: St. Petersburg Times]
You've got it, sister. St. Joseph's isn't a Catholic hospital. As all former "Catholic" hospitals are now, it is a Newchurch hospital of the New, One-world Order, the Novus Ordo Seclorum.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A CRUCIFIX OR A STATUE IN A SO-CALLED CATHOLIC HOSPITAL? OR A REAL NUN FOR THAT MATTER!!!
posted by bridget
The angel Gabriel was sent from God … to a virgin … a descendant of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And when the angel had come to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you." Luke 1:26-28
Reflection: The salvation of the whole world began with the "Hail Mary." Hence, the salvation of each person is also attached to this prayer.
St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716AD)
Friday, December 22, 2006
Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews attend conference: "The Holocaust - Global Vision" December 11-12, 2006
1. President Mahmoud Ahmadinegad, 3rd Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammadi, Rabbi Aharon Cohen, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, Rabbi Yisroel Feldman.
Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews Attend International Conference held in Tehran, Iran
A delegation of six Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews travelled to Tehran, Iran to attend the international conference on the Holocaust, called "The Holocaust - Global Vision".
Not all Jews are fanatical racists that promote ridiculous lies like the holohoax! Not all Jews are members of the Holocult!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I am not a drinker, so i have not payed much attention to the drinking and driving laws in this nation. I will say that i have always been opposed to these "check points" and the lowering of the legal limit to .08 (this was done just to be able to increase revenues by getting the average joe who has a few drinks at a wedding - .08 is not intoxicated for most people). I have also been opposed to the extreme penalties that i have been hearing about - i can see "throwing the book" at 2nd and 3rd offenders - but not destroying a man for his first offense.
anyhow - this commentary is excellent - visit youtube and check it out...
One of the many faces of hate!
The following article was in my local paper - in a very small town - so my guess is that this article has been widely syndicated throughout the whole country. The article is written by Kathryn Lopez (whom i would bet is a crypto jew). Lopez is the editor of the Neocon bible - the National Review.
This article is so filled with lies and hate that it is almost unbelieveable. These Zionists are not happy with merely imprisoning those who expose thier lies - now they want to murder them! She names her hate filled article "Holocaust denial beyond dangerous".
Here is a link to the same article that appeared in my local paper - i found it on the net.
Holocaust denial beyond 'dangerous'
By Kathryn Jean LopezTuesday, December 19, 2006
A recent "Los Angeles Times" editorial headline was dangerously understated. It read: "Holocaust denial can be dangerous." How about the "Holocaust denial IS dangerous"?
Paulo Casaca, a member of the European Parliament, recognizes the severity of Holocaust denial. As the conference in Tehran closed, he wrote to the Parliament's secretary-general: "It was with much disgust that I received reports on the Neo-Nazi Summit held in Tehran ..." He continued, "As you are aware, the Iranian regime hosted individuals and organizations from 60 countries with the sole purpose of endorsing and reawakening Nazism, denying the Holocaust and attacking Israel. This outrageous action can not be ignored by the European Union and deserves the most vehement of the protests." That's more like it.
(This is a complete lie - that conference had nothing to do with Nazism - Holocaust denial has nothing to do with Nazism - most Revisionists - myself included have no love for the Nazi Party and are not Nazi's)
Gabriel Schoenfeld, author of "The Return of Anti-Semitism," takes it a few decibels higher. He tells me: "In 1998, Bill Clinton unleashed a fusillade of cruise missiles to strike an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan where bin Laden was believed to be present. Bin Laden survived the attack and on Sept. 11, 2001, the United States and the world paid a stiff price for failing to kill him. If ... at the very moment that Ahmadinejad was addressing this Holocaust-denial conference in Tehran, the United States or Israel or, better yet, Germany, had lobbed a cruise missile into the hall, are there any who can doubt that the world would be much better off?"
Is Schoenfeld nuts? No. That's a word that more accurately describes the meeting he was talking about, which featured people like David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan "Grand Wizard" who dreams of being president of the United States, and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the nuclear-minded lunatic who was holding the conference in shooting distance of Israel (the country he wants to wipe off the map).
Here she is actually calling on the murder of those who deny the holohoax!
The Holocaust conference -- and subsequent David Duke appearances on CNN -- came in the wake of the recent James Baker/Lee Hamilton-chaired Iraq Study Group Report, advising the White House on what to do about Iraq. Baker, who is not known for his friendliness to Israel, recommends that the United States talk with Iran and Syria more; he pins blame for the region's problems on Israel. The report also came shortly after the release of an Israel-bashing book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" (Simon & Schuster), by former president of the United States, Jimmy Carter.
Note how David Duke is brought up again and the ad-hominem attack! Notice also how she cleverly names Jimmy Carter in the same paragraph as David Duke - Carter is a Zionist - but he critized Israel a little too much - see - how these bastards treat their friends - imagine what they have in store for us goy!
Contrary to what Ahmadinejad may assert, the Holocaust did happen, and 6 million Jews were murdered. And -- contrary to what "useful idiot" David Duke announced in Tehran -- that gas chambers were never used on Jews. As crazy as Ahmadinejad & Co.'s contentions are, they do matter. James Robbins, a professor at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., recently wrote: "The Lenins, the Maos, the Pol Pots . . . are no different than the types collected in Tehran. It is a mistake not to take such people seriously, and not to accept that they believe what they say they believe. The liberal impulse to discount the extremist, to rationalize his views, to refuse to take his threats literally, especially when he is in power, is itself a form of denial."
The six million number is now denied by everyone - yet this useful idot - or crypto jew still perpetuates this lie - even if you buy the official story and are a member of the holocult - if you know anything - you know that the number has been officially lowered from the original nonsense claim of 6 million.
Being hostile to Israel isn't necessarily a sign of anti-Semitism; but continually blaming Israel first might very well be. It's an instinct we see way too much of, and it reinforces true and dangerous anti-Semites. Denial IS dangerous. The West has already learned that lesson -- haven't we?
What a joke - criticize Israel once and you might be an anti-semite, but not necessarily, criticize Israel too much and you are an anti-semite!
Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, writes a weekly column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association.
Kathryn Jean Lopez is the real Nazi - Kathryn Jean Lopez wants to murder people for having a different opinion than she does!
ST. THOMAS, APOSTLE
St. Thomas was one of the fishermen on the Lake of Galilee whom Our Lord called to be His apostle. By nature slow to believe, too apt to see difficulties, and to look at the dark side of things, he had withal a most sympathetic, loving, and courageous heart. Once when Jesus spoke of the mansions in His Father's house, St. Thomas, in his simplicity, asked: "Lord, we know not whither Thou goest, and how can we know the way?"
When Jesus turned to go toward Bethany to the grave of Lazarus, the desponding apostle at once feared the worst for his beloved Lord, yet cried out bravely to the rest: "Let us also go and die with Him."
After the Resurrection, incredulity again prevailed, and whilst the wounds of the crucifixion were imprinted vividly on his affectionate mind, he would not credit the report that Christ had indeed risen. But at the actual sight of the pierced hands and side, and the gentle rebuke of his Saviour, unbelief was gone forever; and his faith and ours has ever triumphed in the joyous utterance into which he broke: "MY LORD AND MY GOD!!"
Reflection: Cast away all disquieting doubts, and learn to triumph over old weaknesses as St. Thomas did, who "by his ignorance hath instructed the ignorant, and by his incredulity hath served for the faith of all ages."
posted by bridget
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
3 plead guilty in Alabama church arsons
By PHILLIP RAWLS, Associated Press Writer 43 minutes ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Three former college students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal arson charges for burning nine churches in a series of blazes that alarmed rural congregations across Alabama.
Matthew Cloyd, Benjamin Nathan Moseley and Russell Lee Debusk entered the guilty pleas to federal arson and conspiracy charges in the string of church fires set on two nights in February.
The three wore orange jail jumpsuits and leg chains as they stood before U.S. District Judge
David Proctor, who told them they all face minimum seven-year sentences.
Cloyd, 21, and Moseley, 20, had a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that called for them to recommend a sentence of up to eight years and one month, but not less than seven years.
Debusk, 20, did not have an agreement on a sentence with his plea but decided to plead guilty "to help those congregations and others hurt by his behavior continue to heal," defense attorney Brett Bloomston said.
A prosecutor said he expects Debusk to get a shorter sentence because he participated in only five fires.
Defense lawyer Tommy Spina said Cloyd "is incredibly remorseful, and he regrets creating this much misery in people's lives."
The three are also charged with state crimes in Bibb, Pickens, Greene and Sumter counties, including arson, burglary, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals for killing a cow. Defense attorneys have been discussing a similar plea deal with county prosecutors, but none has been reached.
Prosecutors said that the first fires occurred during a night of illegal hunting and underage drinking, and that the second fires were set to throw off investigators.
All the churches have either rebuilt or are in the process after receiving an outpouring of donations.
The Rev. James Posey suffered a stroke and had to step down as pastor after Morning Star
Baptist Church in Eutaw was destroyed. Posey, who blames his stroke on the stress of the fire, was pleased to hear of the pleas.
"It sends a message out that you are not going to run amok and not desecrate and destroy property, especially God's church," he said.
All three were jewish terrorists - they terrorized Baptist churches because of the ADL's anger over the Baptists trying to convert Jews!
Don't believe me - visit these two links and check it out...
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Modern society is barely conscious of the ills that assail it. It conceals its miseries beneath a prosperous, glittering, and trouble-free exterior. In such a society the Immaculate Virgin manifest herself to an innocent child of Lourdes.
Pope Pius XII (1876-1958AD)
posted by bridget
Monday, December 18, 2006
Woman beaten on Jerusalem bus for refusing to move to rear seat
By Daphna Berman
A woman who reported a vicious attack by an ad-hoc "modesty patrol" on a Jerusalem bus last month is now lining up support for her case and may be included in a petition to the High Court of Justice over the legality of sex-segregated buses. Miriam Shear says she was traveling to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City early on November 24 when a group of ultra-
Orthodox (Haredi) men attacked her for refusing to move to the back of the Egged No. 2 bus. She is now in touch with several legal advocacy and women's organizations, and at the same time, waiting for the police to apprehend her attackers.
In her first interview since the incident, Shear says that on the bus three weeks ago, she was slapped, kicked, punched and pushed by a group of men who demanded that she sit in the back of the bus with the other women. The bus driver, in response to a media inquiry, denied that violence was used against her, but Shear's account has been substantiated by an unrelated eyewitness on the bus who confirmed that she sustained an unprovoked "severe beating." ...
Revisiting The Horrors Of The Holocaust
Millions Of Nazi Documents Are Being Made Available To The Public
(CBS) For the first time, secrets of the Nazi Holocaust that have been hidden away for more than 60 years are finally being made available to the public. We’re not talking about a missing filing cabinet - we’re talking about thousands of filing cabinets, holding 50 million pages. It's Hitler’s secret archive....
(i am going to post a few quotes from this article below and comment - please read the entire article at the link above and really think about what they are claiming)
...As correspondent Scott Pelley reports, the documents were taken to a town in the middle of Germany, called Bad Arolsen, where they were sorted, filed and locked way, never to be seen by the public until now.
(why first release them now? - could it have something to do with the fact that more and more people are starting to realize that the holocult is based on nothing but liars and lies?)
...But most of the names here are of unknown people. While the Nazis did not write down the names of those executed in the gas chambers at places like Auschwitz, they did keep detailed records of millions of others who died in the camps. Their names are listed in notebooks labeled “Totenbuch,” which means “death book.” The names are written here, single-spaced, in meticulous handwriting.
(hmm - why not write down the names of those executed - later - as you will see - they claim that they kept detailed records of how well of a job they did at executing jews)
..."Here we see the cause of death: executed. And you can see, every two minutes they shot one prisoner," Jost explains. "So they shot a prisoner every two minutes for a little over an hour and a half?" Pelley asks. "Yes. Now look at the date: it’s the 20th of April. That was Adolf Hitler’s birthday. And this was a birthday present, a gift for the Führer. That’s the bureaucracy of the devil," Jost says. (come on - does anyone really believe this nonsense)
...The devil is in the details - the smallest details. Pelley and the 60 Minutes crew were amazed to see the Nazis kept records of head lice. "You can see the names and numbers of each prisoner, and the amount of lice that were found," Jost says. The Nazis couldn’t have disease spreading among slave laborers. "You can see he was a perfectionist. He even put down the size of the lice. Large, small or medium-sized lice," Jost comments about the Nazi lice inspector. Paul Shapiro helped pry open the archive. He’s Director of Holocaust Studies of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
"I’m curious. Why did the Nazis keep all these records? If they were gonna murder these people anyway, why keep the paperwork?" Pelley asks. "Because they wanted to show they were getting the job done. So, in terms of people whose destiny was to be murdered, recording how well that was being done was very important," Shapiro explains.
(you bet the "devil is in the details"! Lice is what causes the spread of typhus - Zyclon B is also a gas used to kill lice - even in our pow camps it was used! -
And I am curious too - if they were going to murder them anyway - why keep these records? - this liar answers that they did it to record how well they were executing these people - but - just a few paragraphs ahead - they said that they did not keep records of the names of those executed - THE DEVIL IS INDEED IN THE DETAILS - and it exposes liars like these!)
..."Oh yeah, that’s correct. That’s correct. Oh, oh, my God, what just popped into my mind. Between each block there was a trough you could urinate in. And I can see it now: the block manager, whatever, felt that this person is just about dead. We put these near-dead people into that trough that other people urinated into, and let them die in those things. The brutality of it, you know?" Feiden"
(now that is a fine example of how efficient the Germans were at mass executing millions and millions of people - what bovine excrement!)
(note well that the above quote from Feiden is refering to the block that he supposedly belonged to at Buchenwald - Block 66 - then visit this web-site and see what they say about Block 66 - and tell me if that makes sense)
According to this web-site - Block 66 was headed by people protecting the jews! - yet this "witness" claims that the "block manager" was casting jews into troughs of urine!
THE DEVIL IS INDEED IN THE DETAILS!
visit - www.onethirdoftheholocaust.com sometime and gain an understanding of how these liars really opperate.
Military Wants To Test Blood Substitute On Civilians
Dec 14, 2006 09:48 PM CST
Washington -- The military says it could save lives in war zones like Iraq. But the Navy wants to test a blood substitute on civilian trauma victims without getting informed consent.
Hemopure is derived from cow blood. If the Food and Drug Administration agrees, it would be given to patients between the ages of 18 and 69 who've lost dangerous amounts of blood. They'd get it on the way to the hospital, instead of saline fluids that are normally given in ambulances.
The military says there's an urgent need for a blood substitute. They say more than two-thirds of the American troops who die of trauma in Iraq without reaching a hospital have severe bleeding.
Officials say they can't test the new product on the battlefield because it's too uncontrolled to do research. Three times since June 2005, the FDA has blocked Hemopure trials from starting. Each time, it has cited safety concerns.
can you imagine - they actually are trying to use an experimental medical treatment on us without our consent! God help us if the FDA approves of this!
Iran to use euro instead of US dollar in next year's budget
dpa German Press AgencyPublished: Monday December 18, 2006
Tehran- Iran has decided to use the euro instead of the USdollar in the country's budget for the next Iranian year (21 March2007-20 March 2008), the news network Khabar reported Monday.Government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham said the switch would bemade not only in the budget but also in foreign as well as oil trade,and also assets abroad, in a move to end Iran's dollar dependence.
© 2006 - dpa German Press Agency
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Her Doctrine and Morals
Third Sunday of Advent
17 December 2006
"I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness."
St. John explains who he is, to the priests and Levites that were sent to question him. He says openly that he is not the Christ, nor Elias, nor a prophet. St. John is obviously not Christ, but Christ refers to St. John as Elias. He is obviously not Elias in person but he is Elias in spirit and office.
Next, St. John says that he is not a prophet, but Christ says that St. John is a prophet and more than a prophet. In the ordinary acceptation, only they were called prophets who foretold things to come: John then, with truth, as well as humility, could say he was not a prophet; being not sent to foretell the coming of the Messiah, but to point Him out already come, and present with them.
Who then is St. John?
He says of himself: "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness."
St. John was the voice of one crying in the wilderness, upbraiding the multitudes that flocked to him, and exhorting them, in forcible words, to do penance and amend their lives.
In like manner, a voice cries out in the heart of the sinner, that spiritual wilderness, placing his injustice and ingratitude towards God vividly before his eyes, and exhorting him to return from those evil ways that are leading him to destruction. This voice is our conscience, that mysterious monitor within us, which tells us what is right and what is wrong, which urges us to good and to avoid evil, which rewards and punishes, according as we obey or disobey its admonitions.
Just as St. John truthfully admonishes and points out the way to Christ, so too a properly formed conscience admonishes and points out to the soul the way back to Christ.
For those who truly loved God the voice of St. John was a welcome gift. They could not hear enough about Him of whom St. John spoke. So likewise it is today, those who truly love God find the voice of their consciences very welcome gifts.
St. John and our conscience admonish, rebuke and correct us, so that we may be made worthy to see Christ.
Our conscience is a judicious guide. It holds the place of God and constantly points out the ways of God to us.
Conscience knows no fear, has no human respect, cannot be bribed, flatters not, hides nothing, palliates and diminishes nothing, explains nothing away, but tells the plain truth to everyone. If you be about to do something that is good it encourages you, and after you have done it, it praises you, but if you be on the point of doing something wrong, it warns you against it, and as soon as you have accomplished it, it rebukes you and says: You have sinned, you have offended God, and deserve punishment.
St. Chrysostom says, "In this office conscience is indefatigable, so that how often soever it may have warned and admonished already, it still warns and admonishes, and will never cease to do so till we draw our last breath."
If we do not obey our conscience it will be our tormentor in life as well as in death. Our conscience gnaws away at us as long as we remain in sin. This is the cause of most of the uneasiness, sadness, and melancholy in the world today. The sinner feels miserable, ashamed, and trembles at the thought of judgment and eternity. In death there will be no forgetting or distracting ourselves from this pain and suffering _ it will be an eternal tormentor.
During our life here on earth we can at times deafen our ears to the voice of our conscience with the cares and amusements of this earth. We can turn away and not listen to it as so many people did to the voice of St. John. There can be moments of intoxication when we temporarily can silence our conscience. We can try to ignore our conscience so that it will be like St. John, "a voice crying in the wilderness." We can try to imprison or even kill our conscience as King Herod did to St. John. But, in death there will be no silencing it.
Our consciences are with us forever. Let us make friends with out consciences rather than enemies. If it is a terrible torment to be married in this life to the wrong mate, it is infinitely worse to be married to a guilty conscience for all of eternity.
We ought to remain in the Church that was founded by the Apostles and continues to this day. If ever you hear of any that are called Christians taking their name not from the Lord Jesus Christ, but from some other, for instance, Marcionites, Valentinians … you may be sure that you have not the Church of Christ there, but the synagogue of Antichrist. For the fact that they took rise after the foundation of the Church is proof that they are those whose coming the Apostle foretold. And let them not flatter themselves if they think they have scriptural authority for their assertions, since the devil himself quoted Scripture, and the essence of the Scriptures is not the letter, but the meaning. Otherwise, if we follow the letter, we too can concoct a new dogma and assert that such persons as wear shoes and have two coats must not be received in the Church.
St. Jerome (342-420AD) on Tradition
By Ali Ihsan Aydin, Paris Friday, December 15, 2006 zaman.com
Robert Faurisson, a French academic who attended an Iranian conference questioning the Jewish Holocaust, could face legal punishment.
Robert Faurisson might be brought to court as a result of the comments he made at the "unacceptable" Tehran gathering, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said.
The foreign minister said the French academic was previously taken to court and banned from teaching at universities for his attitude toward the holocaust.
The French academic, who attended the conference titled “Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision” held by Iranian Foreign Ministry Foreign Policy Center, was previously convicted for denying the holocaust five times in his country.
The conference was attended by 67 scholars from 30 countries and found “unacceptable” by the European Union and the United States. Tehran was condemned for allowing it to take place.
Professor Faurisson had sparked reactions for his open letter “The Rumor of Auschwitz,” published in Le Monde.
The French academic was given a three month prison term and fined €7,500 for an interview with Iranian TV channel Sahar 1 in October.
When are we going to wake up - if there was sooo much evidence that the holocaust really happened - why are we putting people in prison for denying it?
It is truly a sad state of affairs when the so-called "free west" puts people in prison for "unnaceptable" opinions and views - yet an Islamic Dictatorship has free speech!
If you are going to this movie thinking that it is going to be some awesome Catholic film - it is not.
First the bad...
There was a scene that i thought was totally uncalled for that clearly and explicitly implied that a very immoral act took place between a man and his wife that was not necessary at all - if Gibson wanted to show that they were deprived of Sacramental Marriage - he could have done it in a dozen other ways than what he did. (don't get me wrong when i use the term "explicit" you did not see anything, but it was very clear what happened)
There was also a scene in which the "f" word is used for no reason other than some sort of "comic" relief.
I thought the ending could have been better - without spoiling the film - suffice to say - a choice was put before the "good" guy - and i think it could have played out differently - but - the way it happened is probably the reality.
There was alot of allegory that i think could be interpreted wrongly by some - especially a prayer by a native to a pagan goodess that began with "mother of mercy..." This was clearly allegorical to Mary, but i think it would fuel the idea that protestants perpetuate that some Catholic beliefs are pagan in orgin - which is simply not true.
Now the ugly
There was a good amount of violence and some "gore" -but it was not as bad as some proclaim. In fact, i think that the scenes of human sacrifice did not go far enough to emphasize how evil these people really were - in fact - that part of the movie was relatively short. I did not think that Gibson emphasized enough how the people were controlled by their demonic leaders through these satanic rituals - it was subtle - don't get me wrong - if you are a thinking person paying attention - you get the point, but i think it will be missed by many.
I wish he would have given a little more information about the society that did these evil deeds.
Now the good
The acting was very good - especially considering that the majority of the cast (including the main character) never acted before. There was a lot of action and it does shatter the myth of the peaceful natives that were "one with nature". The film does leave you with a definite gratitude for the Catholic Spanish (Though i think he could have done a little more in this regard)
The majority of the film is sort of a Rambo or Die Hard action movie taking place in the rain forest.
Personally i do not think that there was enough time spent on the more important aspects of the film and too much time on the chase.
I guess i was expecting it to be deeper than it was - overall - I think it was an "ok" movie - I will probably watch it again when it comes out on DVD - sometimes you have to see a film twice to really appreciate it.
As i thought about it today - i was sort of torn - some aspects were really interesting and unique and when i left the theater i left liking it overall - but as i think about it - i just don't know.
It is by no means on the same level of film making as The Passion of the Christ - by any stretch.
Friday, December 15, 2006
You shall separate three cities. … [where] a person who kills another may take refuge … to save his life when [he] unintentionally kills his neighbor. Deuteronomy 19:2-4
Reflection: Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy. Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.
St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231AD)
posted by bridget
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Now i don't know a great deal about David Duke and this link does not in anyway imply that i believe everything that he has believed or believes now - BUT he is dead on right in this interview.
In the interview Wolf Blitzer asks something to the effect of: "if there is a Zionist conspiracy and the Zionists control the media - why did we invite you on our show."
I don't think Duke went far enought to explain why - I WILL..
Duke is invited because of his KKK past - and other dirt that they most certainly have on him. This sets up the ad hominem attack - and thereby discredits any truth he will say. The ad hominem is combined with the straw man to deceive the unthinking masses.
Another example is that Charlie Sheen is put on TV as a sort of spokesman for the fact that 9/11 was an inside job. There is so much dirt on Charlie Sheen that anything he says will be seen as not credible - even if it is true!
The same applies here with David Duke.
Why don't they invite Daryl Bradford Smith to speak about Zionism?
Why dont' they invite Dr. Robert Faurisson, Fred Leuchter, the certified chemist Germar Rudolf an associate of Germany of the Max Plank research center, or Norman Finkelstein a Jewish author - to speak about the Holocaust?
Why don't they invite Eric Hufscmid to speak about 9/11?
You see - they will not put true experts about these issues on TV - they find men that they have something on - that way the unthinking masses can say to themselves...
"well - gee - david duke said this and he is a racist - therefore it cannot be true."
"well - gee - Charlie Sheen says this - and he is a drug using, wife beating adulterer, therefore it cannot be true"
Then when a credible person says the same thing - they immediately dismiss it as not possible!
These ad hominem arguements combined with the straw man arguments (where the interviewer states the position of another falsely and then soundly defeats the position that he never held to make him look bad) are very effective and are used constantly.
This is why in the public schools children are no longer taught how to discern these false arguments.
Anyhow watch the video clip it is excellent.