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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Peace and Blessings!
I thought you might like to use your blog to spread some important information concerning the rabidly fanatical anti-Catholic Dimond Brothers, Inc who brazenly insist that they are "Benedictine" monks despite all the objective evidence to the contrary. Having been brought up as liberal Protestants, they understandably apply their former heretical mindset to the Catholicism which they embraced.
Despite the fact that we have personally spoken with their leader, objective reality seems to escape them. This, I am convinced, is deliberate.They claim a Joseph Natale received authority from the Abbot of the monastery where he had been to found a monastery. This man collected large sums of money from Catholics who were deceived into believing that his "Holy Family Monastery" was a legitimate Catholic institution. His followers were the Dimond brothers who eventually took over the entire operation at the death of Joseph Natale.
Religious ourselves, we are well aware of the Church Laws regulating such matters. If they were genuine Religious observing the Laws of the Church,. the positive good they may bring to the Church would be admired and appreciated. However, like all false prophets and Religious, pride and disobedience rule their hearts and their houses.The best we can do is warn people about them, especially in view of the fact that they most violently attack us for being Catholic.
The following would serve well on your blog. It is a letter from the Archabbot of the Archabbey of Saint Vincent where Joseph Natale had been, as the Archabbot puts it, with them for "a short time."Here follows the letter from the Archabbot:
Dear.... Greetings from Saint Vincent Archabbey! - I am writing to acknowledge your letter regarding a so-called "Benedictine Community" established by a Joseph Natale. This group is NOT affiliated in any way with the Benedictine Order of the Roman Catholic Church. Joseph Natale spent a short time at Saint Vincent before being dismissed. He never had permission of Archabbot Denis Strittmatter to establish anything - particularly a monastery. The group is not affiliated in any way with the Benedictine Order or the Roman Catholic Church.Both Joseph Natale (RIP) and his followers were never Benedictine monks. According to their own account, they "made their vows before a priest." This does not make them Benedictine monks or any kind of Religious.
Please find as an attachment the information provided by the Dimond Brothers religious operation. Set side by side with the official testimony of the Archabbot from whence these deceivers claim to come, you will see that they are the most devilish creatures to deface religion.
They solicit financial support from unwary Catholics who think those fakes of fervent monks. They are now located on a huge chunk of land (100 acres +) and they crank out their heresies and vituperations.
Here is the attachment:

The Founder of our Benedictine community:
Brother Joseph Natale O.S.B.

Brother Joseph Natale was trained at St. Vincent’s Arch-abbey in Latrobe, PA. St. Vincent’s Arch-abbey was the largest Benedictine monastery in the United States. In the 1960’s, Bro. Joseph left with the permission of the then Archabbot Dennis Strittmatter to start his own Benedictine community. Shortly after leaving St. Vincent’s, Bro. Joseph started his community in southern New Jersey. Bro. Joseph never allowed the New Mass to be celebrated at his monastery, only allowing the traditional Roman Rite Mass. Bro. Joseph printed, distributed and sold numerous books, pamphlets and audio tapes defending the Catholic faith and educating Catholics about the true teachings of Catholicism. In 1994, the community was given a piece of land in rural New York. Bro. Joseph wrote and stated on many occasions that he would be moving the community to New York. But Bro. Joseph was not able to complete this desire, due to the fact that he died on November 11, 1995. After Bro. Joseph died, Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B. was elected superior of the community. Bro. Michael immediately went to work to fulfill Bro. Joseph’s wish to move the community to New York. In late 1997, Most Holy Family Monastery finally finished moving the community and its belongings to New York.

Bro. Michael Dimond O.S.B.

Raised in a family with no religion, Bro. Michael Dimond converted to Catholicism at the age of 15. Brother Michael Dimond entered Most Holy Family Monastery in 1992 at the age of 19, a short time after graduating from high school. Brother Michael Dimond’s father graduated from Princeton University in New Jersey and his mother graduated from Stanford University in California. Brother Michael Dimond was elected superior of Most Holy Family Monastery in late 1995. Bro. Dimond took his final vows before a priest.

May God bless you and your companions in bringing the truth to the world.
Prayerfully and fraternally,
+ Bishop Louis,ofm
posted by bridget

ACLU ex-president charged in child-porn case

By Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESFebruary 24, 2007

Federal authorities yesterday charged the former president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, who serves as a leader of youth sports organizations in the state, with receiving and possessing child pornography....

... One agent said in a sworn affidavit yesterday that Mr. Rust-Tierney has subscribed to various child-pornography Web sites over the past several years....

"Hold on a second...

The government is able to find out who subscribed to these child-porn sites? That has to mean that the government knows where these child porn-sites are located and DID NOT SHUT THEM DOWN!

Are these child porn sites being RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT?" Michael Rivero

Don't be surpized at the posibility of the Zionist controlled government doing something like this - have you heard the interviews of Kay Griggs?

Check this out too...

US 200-year porn sentence stands

By James Westhead BBC News, Washington

Arizona has the toughest child abuse laws in the USThe US Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by a high school teacher from Arizona sentenced to 200 years in jail for possessing child pornography...

Why don't they put the makers and sellers of child porn away for 200 years?

The evil Zionist-Jewish media giant - Rupert Murdoch
Admits He tried to Shape Public Opinion on the Iraq War... More Zionist influence in America - but we are just a bunch of "anti-semitic" conspiracy nuts!

Rupert Murdoch Admits He Tried to Shape Public Opinion on the Iraq War during an otherwise smug and elitist conversation at the DAVOS WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM which took place in January 2007.

Murdoch met in forum with host Charlie Rose, Israeli Vice Prime Minister (& Foreign Affairs Minister!) Tzipi Livni.

Also there was Rt Hon GORDON BROWN MPChancellor of the Exchequer in the UK-- whom Charlie Rose announced during the meeting to be who "everyone expected to be the next Prime Minister."

Murdoch is most known in the USA for Fox News - but he is in control of a great many international media outlets.

Here is a link of his admission:

So much for "fair and balanced" news. And we are supposed to beleive that the US media is not biased!

Oh - and in case you doubt that Murdoch is jewish - here is a link...
First Sunday in Lent - Audio Sermon

by His Excellency Bishop Louis Vezelis, OFMFrom Our Lady of the Angels in Rochester, NYProvince of St. Peter of Alcantara -

-Posted By Brother Bonaventure, OFM to De Profundis Clamavi ad Te, Domine at 2/28/2007 08:09:00 AM
And...another ones gone...

San Diego diocese files Chapter 11

By ALLISON HOFFMAN, Associated Press Writer Wed Feb 28, 5:51 AM ET

SAN DIEGO - The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy protection late Tuesday to put off going to trial in more than 140 civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by priests.

The petition was lodged with the federal bankruptcy court in San Diego at 11:55 p.m., just hours before the first trial was scheduled to go forward in a San Diego courtroom. A Chapter 11 filing automatically halts court proceedings.

San Diego is the fifth U.S. diocese to file for bankruptcy protection under the shadow of sex abuse claims. With nearly 1 million parishioners, it is also the largest....

Another fine example of how Israel operates...

Disguised Israelis kill militants in West Bank raid

by Seif Dahleh Wed Feb 28, 5:45 AM ET

JENIN, West Bank (AFP) - Israeli commandos disguised as Palestinians killed an Islamic Jihad commander and two militants in Jenin on Wednesday during a crackdown in the north of the occupied West Bank....

But we are "anti-semitic" conspiracy nuts to believe that Israel would engage in a false flag operation!

Star of who??

Historian and author Michael A. Hoffman II of has unearthed this photo of a Ukrainian statue depicting "Ukrainian Prince Sviatoslav's defeat of the Khazar army, 968 A.D. (note the hexagram on the Khazar soldier's shield)"

The Magen David was used in Jewish Kabbalistic rituals in the Middle Ages, but only became universally 'Jewish' in the 19th century when adopted by the Zionist movement as their national symbol.
Six On Trial For Burning Ann Frank's Diary

February 26, 2007 9:56 p.m. EST

Megan Shannon - All Headline News Staff Writer

(AHN) - Six people are on trial in Germany for burning copies of The Diary of Ann Frank.

One suspect admitted to burning the book during his trial. All six defendants are charged with inciting racial hatred and disparaging the dead. This trial adds to a fear building in Germany that Neo-Nazism is growing in the country.

According to prosecutors, Lars Konrad of East Germany threw the novel into a bon fire during a party in June 2006.

According to the court, burning the book supports Nazism. Any denial of the Holocaust or acts of racial hatred can cost an offender up to five years in prison...

I wonder - do the Germans put people on trial for burning the Gospels?

They through people in jail for burning a "diary" that has been proven time and time again to be a total fraud, they through people in jail for denial of the holohoax, they through people in jail for homeschooling their children, etc...

doesn' this sound like the Germany that was supposedly under Adolf Hitler?
Can the US be far behind?

Authorities Ask German Homeschooling Family to Give up Custody of Other 5

ChildrenDaughter Melissa in 3rd foster home, having new psychiatric testing after stating first report inaccurate and she was misquotedBy Gudrun SchultzGermany, February 26, 2007

( - The parents of a 15-year-old school girl taken from her home by authorities in a battle over home schooling have been asked to give up custody of their other five children, as part of a resolution to the situation offered by German officials.

The latest development in the ongoing battle between the Busekros family and the German authorities was reported by the Home Schooling Legal Defense Fund, a U.S.-based organization that has been tracking an accelerating crackdown against home schooling families in Germany.

Melissa Busekros was removed from her family home on Feb.1 by social workers accompanied by 15 police officers, under a court order to use force if necessary. The girl was placed in a psychiatric ward for evaluation and determined to be “school phobic,” according to authorities.

Without her parents’ knowledge or consent she was then placed in an undisclosed foster home.

The girl’s parents began tutoring her in math and Latin at home, after she had trouble keeping up in class. When the school found out, Melissa was expelled and her parents then began home schooling her full time. The Youth Welfare office took the parents to court and received permission to conduct a psychiatric evaluation of the girl, and two days later returned to take her into custody and place her in the child psychiatric unit.Hubert Busekros, the girl’s father, told HLSDA he and his lawyer were offered a resolution to the situation that required the Busekros’ to give up custody of their five other children.

Mr. Busekros said the authorities are considering performing psychiatric evaluations of the other children, he fears with the intent of discrediting the couple as parents and permanently breaking up the family.

Home schooling is illegal in Germany under a law dating back to Adolf Hitler.

Home schooling families have faced increasing persecution in recent years, with police in several cases physically transporting children to school. An appeal to the European Court of Human Rights failed last year when the court ruled Germany’s enforcement of the law did not violate the rights of parents to educate their own children, saying the interests of the state in educating children took precedence over the views of the parents.

Melissa has now been moved to a third foster home in the country, and is undergoing fresh psychiatric testing after saying the majority of the first psychiatric report was inaccurate and she was misquoted.HSLDA is asking supporters to contact the German Embassy with this message:“Over 40 innocent homeschool families have been prosecuted, fined, and in some instances, had their children removed to state custody. This is an outrage.

Many homeschool families are fleeing Germany to nearby European countries where homeschooling is legal. The most incredible violation of human rights is the Busekros family, whose child was put into a psychiatric ward and then removed to an undisclosed location, all for the crime of homeschooling. Germany will not long be known as a free nation if it suppresses the right to choose homeschooling.”

The German Embassy in Canada can be contacted at: German Embassy1 Waverley

StreetOttawa, ON, K2P 0T8Tel.: 613-232-1101 Fax: 613-594-9330Email:

The embassy can be emailed from its website:

The Minister of Justice in Bavaria:
Beate MerkPrielmayerstr. 780335 MunchenTel. +49 89 5597 1799Fax +49 89 5597 3580


See previous LifeSiteNews coverage:German Homeschool Student Placed in Foster Care, Parents Not told Location


Action Call as German Homeschooled 15-year-old Sentenced to Child Psychiatry Unit

German School Official Declares "Homeschooling Illegal"

Just remember - you are an "anti-semite" conspiracy nut if you believe that Israel has an undue influence in American politics...

GOP drops candidate over Jewish remarks

The Indiana Republican Party asked a man who hinted that Jews were pushing for war with Iran not to file as its candidate for Indianapolis mayor.

The Republican Jewish Coalition commended the party’s reaction to Bob Parker’s statements in a Feb. 22 interview, in which he said, “I personally see Israel going into Iran and Syria in the next couple of months... It’s mainly because of the Jewish faction inside the Democratic Party.

Most Jewish people are Democrats, and they bring that wealth. My opinion is, if Israel would go into Iran, Democrats will follow that cause.”

The following day, Parker was asked not to file as a mayoral candidate.

“Parker’s remarks reinforced a negative stereotype about Jews that has no place in the American political debate,” RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks said.

“We appreciate the Indiana state GOP’s sensitivity to the effect this kind of language has on public discourse and on the Jewish community.”

Winning their hearts and minds...

Conflicting reports over Iraq blast

By Dean Yates and Ibon Villelabeitia Tue Feb 27, 5:50 PM ET

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -

Iraq's government and police said a bomb blast near a soccer field in the western city of Ramadi on Tuesday killed 18 people, mostly children, but the U.S. military said it was unaware of such an attack.

The United States said it would attend two conferences planned by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government that were designed to help stabilize Iraq and may involve contact with
Iran and Syria, nations Washington has been reluctant to engage.

(Maliki) believes, and President Bush and I agree, that success in Iraq requires the positive support of Iraq's neighbors," said U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The conferences are expected to be held in March and April.

The U.S. military said its soldiers had carried out a controlled explosion in Ramadi, near a soccer field, that wounded 30 people, including nine children.

"I can't imagine there would be another attack involving children without our people knowing," said Major Jeff Pool, a spokesman for U.S. forces in western Anbar province. The wounded had cuts and bruises, he said.

The offices of Maliki and President Jalal Talabani issued statements condemning the blast that they said killed 18 people.

Maliki's office said the dead included 12 children, while Talabani's office said all 18 were children.
The U.S. military often carries out controlled explosions in Iraq to destroy captured weapons or unexploded bombs.

Pool said the controlled blast in Ramadi was "stronger than we had expected." He said it was carried out in a courtyard where bags of explosives had been found. Windows in a nearby building were blown out, causing the wounds.

U.S. forces helped evacuate the wounded, said Pool.

Tribal leader Hamid Farhan al-Hays from Ramadi said on Iraqiya state TV Sunni Arab-led al Qaeda was behind the blast.

Sunni tribal elders are involved in an escalating power struggle with al Qaeda for control of the vast desert province of Anbar that is at the heart of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. Ramadi is the capital of Anbar...
Some Korean-Americans are waking up to the facts about Zionism!

Anti-Jewish cartoon angers L.A. Koreans
(obviously it did not anger all Korean-Americans - it certainly did not anger the ones who wrote, puplish and read the publication)

Sat Feb 24, 10:05 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - Korean-American community leaders said they plan to launch a protest against the publisher of a popular South Korean comic book that contains anti-Semitic images.

One comic strip in the book shows a man climbing a hill and then facing a brick wall with a Star of David and "STOP" sign in front. "The final obstacle to success is always a fortress called Jews," a translation says.

(the truth is "anti-semitic" to Zionists - always has been and always will be)

Another strip shows a newspaper, magazine, TV and radio with the description: "In a word, American public debate belongs to the Jews, and it's no exaggeration to say that U.S. media are the voice of the Jews."...

(That statement should held up as one of the few examples of truth in media)

UPDATE - it appears that the video footage of the BBC reporter reporting the collapse of WTC while it was still standing right behind is legitimate and not a hoax.
This is tantamount to proof that WTC 7 (and strong evidence that WTC 1 & 2 were also destroyed by demolition) was destroyed by controlled demolition and the imminent collapse was released to the press prior to the actual event - the BBC jumped the gun and reported it BEFORE IT HAPPENED!
The BBC is claiming to have lost the footage from that day - If this was a hoax - i am relatively certain that the BBC would have immediately produced the actual footage and exposed it as a hoax - and i am also relatively certain that there is no way in heck that they lost footage from such an important historical event as the attacks of 9/11/2001.
Here is a link to proof of the time frames involved...
Beware of many of those exposing these facts. They want you to believe that this is all the fault of George W. Bush and some neo-cons. The fact is that the neo-cons are tools of Israel. 9/11 was a Zionist crime against the United States of America.
Zionists, not arabs, or republicans, but Zionists working on behalf of the satanic state of Israel!
This was a false flag operation that is on the verge of being exposed - so they are doing all in their power to shift the blame away from themselves and unto others!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Gabriel Possenti, born March 1,1838, the eleventh of thirteen children was reared in a home that was none the less pious because cultured. Inordinately vain and passionately devoted to the pleasures of the world, it is little wonder that his teachers and companions were incredulous when he announced that he would enter the Passionist Order after graduation.

His life in religion was one of love throughout-joyous love, made all the sweeter by the penances prescribed by his rule, which he fulfilled to the letter. There was nothing extraordinary about him except his fidelity to prayer, his love of mortification, and his joyfulness of spirit. At the age of twenty-three, just as he was finishing his studies, he was stricken with consumption, of which he died at Isola on February 27, 1862, which is also the day of his feast.

"Love Mary! She is loveable, faithful, constant. She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme. If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her. She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you and consoles and serves you. She will even be at hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity. "- Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother
posted by bridget

The Gospel According To Oprah
Oprah Winfrey proclaims herself a Christian. In fact, she did as recently as Thursday, February 15, 2007 on her show while yet providing her enthusiastic support of the New Age theology and teachings of The Secret. But in a segment sometime ago of "Oprah After the Show", where she speaks unscripted and unrehearsed with her studio audience, she states "There couldn't possibly be just one way [to be saved]." Oprah must have skipped over the Bible verse where Jesus said:
"...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6 KJV)
You can't be a Christian without Christ. Just because one says they're a Christian doesn't make it so..
posted by bridget.

Teach me to do your will, since you are my God. Your Spirit is good; may it lead me on level ground. Psalms 143:10
Reflection: This faithful handmaid never, in either thought or word or deed, contradicted the Most High. Entirely despoiled of her own will, Mary loved always and in all things obedient to the will of God.

St. Thomas of Villanova (1488-1555AD)
posted by bridget

When hope and courage are at their lowest, and the irksomeness of effort presses heaviest, what comfort and strength there is in the thought that our dear Lord and Master knows all - sees all- understands all. To hold on in spite of monotony and failure and no seeming progress, is hard even to the bravest. But the loving Heart of Jesus sees our effort to prove that we do indeed love Him and do not shrink from bearing our cross with Him and for Him. Jesus takes into account every little effort to be faithful. "I know thy works and thy labour, and thy patience - that thou hast endured for Me and not fainted. Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of life. Behold I come quickly and my reward is with Me.
Fear not, it is I, I am thy protector, and thy reward exceeding great."
posted by bridget

Monday, February 26, 2007


February 26, 2007

9/11 Building 7 Collapse - WTC7 23 Minute Warning - Salomon Brothers Building


BBC Error ! Huge smoking gun of pre-knowledge collapse of WTC7 *

“On September 11th 2001, BBC World reported at 4:57pm Eastern Time that the Salomon Brothers Building (more commonly known as WTC7 or World Trade Building 7) had collapsed.
This even made the 5pm EST headlines, what is bizarre is that the building did not actually collapse until 5:20pm EST.

9/11 was unusual enough, without BBC World being able to foretell the destiny of WTC 7.
What is even stranger, is that the women reporter is telling the world that the building had collapsed when you can see it in the background over her left shoulder.

Then at 5:15pm EST, just five minutes before the building did actually collapse, her live connection from New York to London mysteriously fails.

So the question is, on 9/11 how did the BBC learn that WTC7 collapsed 23 minutes before it actually did.

Building Seven was 47 storeys, modern in design with structural steel throughout, yet symmetrically collapsed in 6.5 seconds, was someone leaking information.

No steel framed skyscraper has ever collapsed due to fire, before or after 9/11, most people who find out about WTC7, believe it was brought down by a controlled demolition, even demolition experts agree.” *

It’s here!!! The smoking gun of 9/11 that can not be disputed. BBC reporters jump the gun reporting the collapse of WTC7 until they cut the feed just 5 minutes prior to the actual demolition. People, the news is choreographed, this proves it and shows how wide spread the disinfo goes. No more denial, this is it….. they have to strike now. I can’t wait for the spin on this blunder, it will be extremely brazen. The timeline is indeed accurate given the anchor’s comments at 00:17:30 into the video where he states “it has been some 8 hours since the attack.” 9 am plus 8 equals 5 pm !!!!! If this clip is faked, then they did an excellent job and we need to know who did it.


update 6:49 pm eastern time, Google has pulled the video completely from their site - so has Yahoo.

If the speculation around the Vatican is right, their prayers might be answered. Rumors have swirled for months that Pope Benedict XVI will formally grant permission to all Catholic churches to perform what's commonly - though incorrectly - known as the Latin Mass.

HERE IS THE ARTICLE FROM BALTIMORE:,0,2322551.story?page=1&coll=bal-home-headlines


US mortgage crisis goes into meltdown

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Last Updated: 1:15am GMT 24/02/2007

Panic has begun to sweep the sub-prime mortgage sector in the United States after the bankruptcy of 22 lenders over the past two months, setting off mass liquidation of housing loans packaged as securities.

Analysts say the housing bust is pulling America into recession, citing a 14.4pc drop in housing starts

The rapid deterioration could not come at a worse time for British bank HSBC, which has set aside $10.5bn (£5.4bn) to cover bad loans in the US.

The cost of insuring against default on these loans has rocketed in recent weeks, from 50 basis points over Libor to 1,200, raising fears that a credit crunch could spread to the rest of the property market...


Sunday, February 25, 2007

The agents of Satan are at it again...

but they cannot win!

Jesus: Tales from the Crypt

February 23, 2007 6:55

Brace yourself. James Cameron (probably a jew), the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity.

In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, (definitely a Jew) make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith-- and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene...

I wonder - do these fools honestly think that they can mock God like this and escape His just punishments?

Do they think that Jesus is some kind of "whimp", a peacenik - hippie that will forgive them for things that they are not repentant of?

Jesus is the Almighty God - the Creator of the Universe! The same God that destroyed all but eight faithful human beings in the days of Noe! The same God that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha! The same God that turned Lot's wife to a pillar of salt!

What a shame that anyone would mock the God, Who loved them with such love that He lowered Himself to become a mere man, to suffer like no other, to anguish like no other, and to die for them - for people that He knew would mock and ridicule Him and His!

It is evil enough when we sin out of weakness, more evil when we sin out of self love, but most evil when we willfully mock and insult our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I would not want to be such as these on Judgement Day - when they will face the God Who suffered and died for them and have to explain why they did everything in their power to get people to turn their backs on Him!


We desire (an act of the will) to know (an act of the intellect) what the so-called "Star of David" is (an act of being, an existing `something.')
We have seen this symbol of the interlaced triangles many times. We have been told that it is the "Sign of David" and that it identifies a particular religion, namely, "Judaism".
We Catholics trustingly believed all this. And, I would imagine that most of the people who perceive themselves as "Jews" believe this, too. But, does this make it true?
If you place a straw in a glass of water and look at it, it will appear bent. Is it really bent? Or, does it merely appear bent to the eye because of the refraction of light in the water? The answer is that the straw is not bent, but only appears bent because the water has caused the light to be refracted and distorts the reality to make it look like something that is not.
Only upon close investigation do we come to the conclusion that the straw is not bent. How? Simple. We pull the straw out of the water and see that it is not bent. We put it back in the glass of water and it looks bent again. Our mind then concludes that what appears to be true is not true. The straw appears to be bent, but upon investigation and the power of our reason we logically conclude that the straw is not what it seems to be when placed in a glass of water.
The person who wishes to know important truths is very cautious in drawing conclusions. For, experience proves that the same effect can have many causes. Things just don't happen. Everything must have a cause and this cause must be proportionate to the effect produced.
The existence of a human being is the effect of a particular cause. Kittens come from cats; puppies come from dogs; and human beings come from human beings.
One day, while some 24,000 feet in the sky, sitting comfortably in an airplane, my thoughts were fed by the little bible that I frequently carry with me. That particular day, I opened my bible at random and my eyes fell upon the episode of St. Stephen's martyrdom.
Prior to that, I had been musing on the idea of a "Star of David". We Catholic clergy recite the Psalms every day. We begin doing this from the time we are initiated into the service of the Church in the clerical minor order of Tonsure. At least, this is so for Franciscans. Consequently, even before being ordained to the priesthood, a Franciscan will have been reciting the Psalms for about eight years. In eight years, one ought to learn something.
But, in all that time, never once could I recall the mention of any "Star of David". Even in our four years of intensive study of the Sacred Scriptures in Hebrew and Greek, there was never any mention of any "Star of David". Now, I am speaking of the Old Testament.
While pondering all this, as I said, my eyes fell upon the scene where the high priests lunged at the small figure of a man, Stephen the deacon, and stoned him to death. What did he say to them that was so infuriating? What upset these "ministers of God" that they dragged this helpless and hapless young man outside and mercilessly murdered him by hurling rocks at him? Did you ever get hit by a rock? What did he say?
I know some people who became very, very offended by hearing the truth. But, do we not profess to "seek the truth"? Isn't that the whole purpose of education? To seek the truth _ objective truth _reality! That which is, and not that which is imagined to be.
There is a flag that flies over occupied Palestine. It is white with two blue stripes; in the middle there are two triangles intertwined pointing in opposite direction: one points upwards and the other points downwards. This strange combination of triangles forms a six-pointed star, or, a hexagram.
What is the true origin of that hexagram and what does it really represent?
The six-pointed star is a pagan symbol of a pagan religion going back before the time of Christ.
The prophet Amos denounces our ancestors, the true Israelites (in contradistinction to the false Israelites who are actually mongols from the Caucausus Mountains), who had fallen into idolatry. The prophet says, speaking for the Lord: "I hate, and have rejected your festivities, and I will not receive the odor of your assemblies. And if you offer me holocausts and your gifts, I will not receive them: neither will I regard the vows of your fat beasts. Take away from me the tumult of thy songs, and I will not hear the canticles of thy harp. But judgment shall be revealed as water , and justice as a mighty torrent. Did you offer victims and sacrifices to me in the desert for forty years, O house of Israel? But you carried a tabernacle for your Moloch, and the image of your idols, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves." (Amos 5,21-27).
This is the same star of Rempham of which St. Stephen accused the high priests of worshipping in their temples and synagogues. In fact, St.Stephen was quoting from the prophet Amos when he scolded the high priests for their infidelity and hypocrisy.
Rempham is another name for the goddess Astarte (Ashtarte) who is one of the three Canaanite godesses of fertility. She was also known as a goddess of war and love (carnal lust), and was worshipped by the Egyptians and Hittites as well as the Canaanites.
In the Greco-Roman world she was known as Aphrodite. Astarte was identified with the evening star. The Canaanites burned incense to her. She was also worshipped for fertility. Women used to carry plaques and figurines of Astarte during their pregnancies. (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica). Notice: a goddess of war and lust. Does this not suggest something to you: Does it not suggest the source of all the endless wars in th world and the explosion of pornography, immodesty and sexual deviations so prevalent and public today?
Closely connected with the worship of the star of Rempham is temple prostitution. Middle Eastern religions are replete with prostitution. These prostitutes, called `Kedesha", were a class of sacred prostitutes found throughout the ancient Middle East, and especially in the worship of the fertility goddess Astarte (Ashtoreth).
In Egypt, a goddess named Qedeshu, Lady of Kadesh (1229 _ 1075 BC) was worshipped. Her representation is found on the private stelae of middle-class workers. She is shown nude, posed frontally on a lioness (or leopard), holding arrows in her hands. Although the prophets of Israel and reformers repeatedly denounced sacred prostitution, the early Israelites seem to have adopted the local Canaanite rites, which they apparently practiced publicly until the reform of King Josiah circa 622 BC.
But, we should not think that these things have disappeared _ as if they are now no more than things of the past. St. Stephen was murdered because he denounced the high priests for their apostasy from the true Old Testament faith. What religion did they embrace and promote, then? If St. Stephen rebuked them for the continuation of the worship of Astarte (Rempham), it could only mean that they continued the evil practices of their paganized ancestors.
Dr. Abner Shaki, formerly in the Ministry of Education in the "State of Israel" and later, dean of the Faculty of Law at Tell Aviv University stated that he knew that the six-pointed star was not Jewish, but pagan. When the point was made to Dr.Shaki that the Jewish people should be informed of this, he simply passed it off with the remark: "Ha! Just how do you tell this to the Jewish people after all these years?"
The symbol represents the act of copulation between male and female. And for this reason, one assumes, it is kept. If it is the star of the goddess of lust, it must have some sexual connotation.
This seems to bear out the peculiar obsession of Jews with the reproductive organs. This is not a random statement. For, if one were to observe their "mystical" writings, one would perceive something very strange.
On the front cover of a book written by a Rabbi Joel C. Dobin, D.D. entitled "Kabbalistic Astrology _ The Sacred Tradition of the Hebrew Sages" is pictured a naked man with long white hair and long white beard. He stands with one foot in the sea and one foot on land. Surrounding his midriff is a circular plane symbolizing orbiting planets. Before we look any higher, there is the peculiar figure of what we might consider the sun with its rays covering his genitals.
The sun is the symbol of light and life. In Christian symbolism, the sun and its rays would surround the head which is the symbol of the seat of intelligence and wisdom. Jesus Christ is the `sun' that illumines the darkness of the spirit.
Also, we see that the "Jews" believe in the ancient pagan religions based on astrology. We likewise have witnessed that President Ronald Reagan governed the United States with the help of a female astrologer from California.
Our ancestors in the true faith, the early Hebrews and Israelites, would have taken seriously the words of Holy Scripture: And you shall not bring an abomination into your house, lest you become a cursed thing like it" (Deuternomy7, 26)
The first time that the six-pointed star is mentioned is in 922 BC. This was when Solomon, despite all his former wisdom, involved himself in witchcraft and magic under the influence of the pagan women with whom he consorted.
We learn of this in the third Book of Kings. "You shall not go unto them, neither shall any of them come in to yours, for they will most certainly turn away your heart to follow their gods. And to these Solomon was joined with a most ardent love. And he had seven hundred wives , and three hundred concubines: and the women turned away his heart.
And when he was now old, his heart was turned away by women to follow strange gods; and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father."
But Solomon worshipped Astarte the goddess of the Sidonians, and Moloch the idol of the Ammonites."
"And Solomon did that which was not pleasing before the Lord, and did not fully follow the Lord, as David his father".
Then Solomon built a temple for Chamos the idol of Moab, on the hill that is over against Jerusalem, and for Moloch the idol of the children of Ammon. And he did in this manner for all his wives that were strangers, who burnt incense, and offered sacrifices to their gods." (3 Kings 11,1-8).
The six-pointed star is seen all over the world and is essentially associated with Jews by themselves. But, it is also used today in witchcraft and the making of astrological horoscopes.
It also contains within itself the 666 _ the sign of the Antichrist. There is no other symbol that can be found which is associated with more evil that this. Not even the German National Socialist Party's oriental cross, the swastika, could compare with the evil surrounding this symbol of paganism parading as a religion from which the Roman Catholic Church has its origins.
On every banner and military vehicle in occupied Palestine can be seen the "Seal of Solomon"- the six-pointed star which is now passed on as the "Star of David". This same symbol is worn on chains, it adorns cemetery gravestones, it appears on wine bottles. It is ubiquitous. It is shoved in our faces on television by those who want us to believe that the people who sport this symbol are somehow our "elder brothers in the faith"!
What do some Jews have to say about this star? M. Hirsch Goldberg, author of The Jewish Connection writes: "The Star of David is not of Jewish origin _ and the ancient Israelites never used it as their religious symbol."
He goes on to say: "Perhaps most ironic, the very sign of the Jew in today's world _ the six-pointed Star of David _ is not really the historic symbol of Jewry, nor was it used as a religious sign by the Israelites. It became the emblem of the Jewish people in 1897, when the Zionist Conference convened by Theodor Herzl chose it as the insignia of their movement. But even though each of theTwelve Tribes in the Land of Israrel had its own symbol, not one tribe used the Star of David…."
"Construction workers apparently were digging in Ramle which is a town near Tel Aviv in Israel and they found the six-pointed star embedded into a mosaic floor which was about 1,200 years old. However, it was established that the floor was Moslem, not Jewish".
How unbiased that observation may be is a matter of speculation. As already mentioned, the Jews have an inordinate and obsessive carnal interest in the genitals. And, since the hexagram is intimately bound up with sex, there is not much imagination required to draw the necessary conclusion.
On this point, it would seem that the sixth commandment, Thou shalt not commit adultery, is not sixth in the line of the ten commandments by accident. The number six in Latin is `sex'. Is this just a coincidence?
According to the Catholic Encylopedia of the Old Testament, Astaroth, is stated as "a general name of Canaanite female deities whom some irreligious Israelites worshsipped." More specifically, then, this religion was practiced by those Jews who intermarried with Canaanite women. This lends credibility to the theory that the "Jews" even of our Lord's time were not genuine Israelites, but rather, they were Canaanites posing as Jews in order to deceive and gain control of the original Israelites. Perhaps this is why they answered Christ and said to Him: "We have never been in bondage to any man." If this is true, then, they cannot be the people of the Babylonian captivity. The latter were in bondage.
The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia states that during the time of the Kabalist, Isaac Luria, the symbol began to be used by the Jews. This was in the 16th century. It was often seen next to the menorah. From that time it became accepted by the Jews as the "Shield of David".This six-pointed star replaced the menorah on synagogues and on Jewish religious articles.
The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia also states: "It is only in Jewish sources that the interlaced triangles are called the `Shield of David,' as non-Jewish sources call the symbol the `Seal of Solomon.'"
The Jewish Encyclopedia confirms the fact that Isaac Luria was a Kabalist (1533-72) and made the claim that "one man could be master of the terrestrial world." It further wrote: "The writing of amulets, conjurations of devils, mystic jugglery with numbers and letters increased as the influence of this school spread." A school of the Hasidim was founded in the 16th century in Italy that took up the teachings of Luria and made them into a system. Even though some objected to it, it nevertheless flourished. The Kabala and the Zohar are alleged to have existed from the time of Cain. The Talmud is steeped in the Kabala. This Talmud is the principle writing upon which all Jewish morality is based, not the Torah. Jews were never persecuted for being Jews; but they may have incurred the wrath of their neighbors because of their practice of the things taught by rabbis in the Talmud.
O.J.Graham,a convert to Christianity writes: "Just as many Christians today are into astrology which is also from Kabala, Zohar, and the days of Cain and condemned in the Holy Bible (Deutrernomy 18, 9-12) without knowing just how dangerous it is, so are many Jews into the Talmud without knowing how dangerous it is."
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Seven Sorrows of Our Lady

Prayerfully consider beginning a devotion to honor and appease the tears of our Lady by meditating on her seven sorrows.
Simply recite one Hail Mary as you think/contemplate the seven sorrows that are particularly singled out by Holy Mother Church for our veneration.
1. The Prophecy of Simeon at the Presentation
2. The Flight into Egypt
3. Jesus lost in the temple for three days
4. Meeting Jesus as He carries His cross
5. Death of Our Lord Jesus on the cross
6. Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in the arms of His Mother
7. The burial of Jesus
Weeping she hath wept in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: there is none to comfort her among all them that were dear to her: all her friends have despised her, and are become her enemies. Lamentations 1:2

To what shall I compare thee? Or to what shall I liken thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? To what shall I equal thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter Sion? Lamentations 2:13
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To someone who denied the doctrine of transubstantiation (or the Eucharist): Jesus Christ said over the consecrated elements, "This is My Body." You say, "No. It is not His Body!" Whom am I to believe? I prefer to believe Jesus Christ.

Blessed Dominic Barberi (1792-1849AD) on the Eucharist
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Oh boy....... those novus ordo "catholics" are really something...

Catholics call time on long-winded eulogies

By James Grubel Fri Feb 23, 10:30 AM ET

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Keep it short, and don't mention sex or drunkenness -- those are the new rules for eulogies at funeral masses in Australia's Catholic church.

An increase in the number of inappropriate comments at funeral masses has prompted Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, to impose a five-minute deadline on eulogies and deem some areas of a person's life off limits.

The move is designed to cut back on the number of long-winded eulogies by friends or family members at funeral masses, and to ensure the funeral mass keeps its main focus as an act of worship to God and a place for prayers for the deceased.

"On not a few occasions, inappropriate remarks glossing over the deceased's proclivities (drinking prowess, romantic conquests etc) or about the Church (attacking its moral teachings) have been made at funeral masses," Pell's new guidelines say.

He said the comments often embarrassed the priest, the family and the congregation and become the focus of the service.

The Catholic church in Ireland and most of the United States ban lay people from giving eulogies at funeral masses, but the church in Australia allows for a few short words of remembrance from a family member or friend near the end of a funeral mass.

(this is a lie - I am a funeral director and can assure you that many, many times people get up and give talks about their family and friends at their bogus funeral "masses" - the "priest" even asks people if they want to get up and talk about the deceased)

However, Pell's guidelines, obtained by Reuters on Friday, make it clear the eulogy must never replace the officiating priest's homily, or sermon, which should focus on God's compassion and the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus.

The "words of remembrance" should last no more than three to five minutes, or one typed page, and should focus on a person's human qualities and faith," the guidelines say.

"The reflection should be prepared beforehand, and ideally be reviewed with the priest or presiding minister beforehand, to avoid undue length or embarrassing situations," the guidelines say.

The new guidelines say anecdotes, poems or songs, might be better kept for services at the cemetery or crematorium, or for a vigil prayer service the night before a funeral.

The Catholic church is Australia's biggest, with about five million followers, followed closely by the Anglican church with just over four million.

Enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the State of Israel is the guilty party in the 9/11 attacks against the United States!

really consider the evidence offered at the above link

printable articleOriginally published February 22 2007

Mobile phones boost brain tumor risk by up to 270 percent on side of brain where phone is heldby M. T. Whitney (NewsTarget) Using a cell phone regularly – even a modern one – raises the risk of developing a brain tumor for many users, a new Finnish study published online in the International Journal of Cancer.

The study, done by a collection of researchers from many universities and led by Anna Lahkola of the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland, found firm corollary evidence that using a cell phone causes the risk of getting a brain tumor called a glioma to rise by 40 to 270 percent on the side of the head preferred for using the phone.

What you need to know -

Conventional View
• The study compared 1,521 cellular phone users who received a glioma to 3,301 control participants without tumors.

• For people who have used a modern cellular phone for more than 2000 hours in their lifetime, the risk of getting a brain tumor rose by 270 percent.

• The study is considered the second that firmly correlates cell phone usage with an increased risk of developing certain brain tumors.

• The risk was highest among people under the age of 20.

• Older-style analog cell phones already have been shown as a source of brain tumors, but even with the development of digital cellular phones, the risk is still there.

• According to a scientist associated with the web site, the study results should not make readers assume that ten years of cell phone use will correlate to an immediate tumor, but that the tumor will show up later than that.

What you need to know - Alternative View

• Mobile phone manufacturers have tried to suppress the dangers of mobile phones by funding their own distorted research that concludes the phones are perfectly safe.

• All people -- but children and teens especially -- should be warned against using mobile phones due to the increased risk of brain tumors.

Bottom line

Cell phone usage is shown to increase your risk of a brain tumor.

I think i am going to get headsets for our cell phones - to keep the high powered cell phone itself away from the head! Maybe a bluetooth.

Parker out of mayor's race
Feb 23, 2007 04:44 PM CST

Indianapolis - A Republican has decided against challenging Bart Peterson in the 2007 following controversial comments he made. Businessman Bob Parker did not make Friday's noon filing deadline.
A remark about Jewish people got Parker into trouble. He made the comments to an Indianapolis Star reporter during an interview last month about the Jewish community, and his words created a backlash.
"I personally see Israel going into Iran and Syria in the next couple of months. I'm sure you realize, most people don't, millionaire Democrats outnumber millionaire Republicans four-to-one. It's mainly because of the Jewish faction inside the Democratic Party. Most Jewish people are Democrats, and they bring that wealth. My opinion is, if Israel would go into Iran, Democrats will follow that cause. I really do believe that," he said.
The statement has since offended many members of the Jewish community here and abroad. Since then, Parker has not made any further comments, or offered any explanation.
"The Jewish community was very upset. The Republican party was upset and felt flabbergasted and kind of blind-sided because they were on the verge of backing this guy and having a press conference even to say that this is our candidate. He was going to file yesterday and this put everything on hold. This kind of shows the trouble the Marion County Republican party is having. They tried to find a candidate for months. They finally settled on a guy, and now they seal to be backing off," said Matt Tully, political columnist for Eyewitness News partner The Indianapolis Star.
Tully said Parker has financed some of his own campaigns in the past, a plus for the cash-strapped Marion County Republican party.
"He's a wealthy businessman, very successful. He spent $300,000 1999 on his own campaign. He was willing to spend more in 2003 but he couldn t get his party backing," said Tully.
"The party, in kind of dire financial straits, turned to him this year after every other option fell through, and thought sure, he probably couldn t win but he could spend enough to have Bart Peterson on the ropes for the summer."Parker has run for office in the past. He ran for mayor in 1999 and 2004 and also ran for governor in 2004. All campaigns were unsuccessful.
Thursday, Democratic mayor Bart Peterson announced his run for re-election. Afterwards he shared his thoughts about Parker's comments.
"It's the kind of statement that's been used against Jewish people for centuries to justify discrimination, oppression, and even violence, and I am very sorry to see that kind of thing used in a, by a potential candidate for public office, by anyone frankly, in our city. We're a better city than that."
Speak the truth about Jews and your finished in politics!


Dear Friend,
Today we see Our Lord tempted by the Devil. If the Devil had the temerity to tempt Our Lord we should not wonder that we too are tempted. St. Thomas says: "The envy which the devil feels when he thinks of a creature formed of the earth occupying his place in heaven and enjoying the sight of God burns him more than the sulphurous flames of Hell."
He has pursued our first parents, Christ Himself, and now us. His tactics are not new, and if we are observant enough, Christ has shown and given us the weapons which will allow us too to overcome him.
The devil pursues us in time and in eternity. In time the devil assaults us and trys to injure us in our goods and possessions, or in our bodies and lives. The devils attack and seek to destroy all that we hold dear (Job). And we see that the devil often takes possession of people's bodies. But, his main endeavor is to destroy our souls. All men, but especially the pious, are subject to these temptations of Satan.
The devil tries various plans. He endeavors to spread false maxims and errors in the world; wherefore Jesus calls him an enemy, who, while men were asleep, over sowed cockle among the wheat. (Matt. 13:25,28)He tries to take our good resolutions out of our hearts, that we may not carry them out, as Jesus assures us. (Luke 8:12) Moreover, he operates on the external senses of man, producing in him various images, motions, and inclinations, which often become the cause of violent temptations; he uses the particular circumstances and inclinations of men to tempt them and entice them to evil, He flatters the young, and paints the joys and enjoyments of the world in the most beautiful colors; he makes old people believe that they will live a long while yet, and therefore have plenty of time to work out their salvation; he entices the vain to pride, the avaricious to covetousness, the unchaste to voluptuousness, the irascible to revenge; in a word, he assaults every one to his most vulnerable spot and where he can overcome him with the least difficulty.
To combat these attacks we must pray. Christ Himself says: "Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation." It matters not what prayers we say in time of temptation; every prayer is good, if said with humility, devotion, and confidence.
The first and most effectual prayer is the Sign of the Cross. St. Chrysostom says: "We vehemently tremble when we behold places were malefactors were executed; how terrified must the devil be when he beholds the cross, that weapon which mortally wounded him. The evil spirits scarcely get the first glimpse of this sign, when, full of fear, and trembling, they take to flight."
Secondly the invocation of the holy name of Jesus. "In my name they shall cast out devils" (Mark 16:17) Numberless Christians have been freed by the invocation of the holy name of Jesus, not only from temporal evils caused by the devil, but also from his temptations. "The power of Christ is so great that the evil spirits sink back into nothingness before it, and can not even stand before the invocation of the name of Jesus." (St. Athanasius.)
Thirdly the use of holy water. St. Teresa says: "To banish evil spirits so that they will not return, there is nothing more effectual than holy water." There must be great virtue, then, in holy water. She adds: "It is no vain imagination; I have often experienced it."
We must resist earnestly. There is a great difference between the attacks of the devil and those of a man. A superior man may overcome us, but even though the devil is superior to us it is always in our power to overcome all his attacks.
The devil can not do us any harm if we pray as soon as we perceive a temptation within us. We must act like little children, who when they see a wild beast, run to their father and mother, or at least cry for help; therefore go to God in temptations and ask His help, grace, and mercy. Let us avoid every kind of sin but especially impurity, cursing and blaspheming; live piously, for over pious Christians the devil has no power; and at all events he cannot injure them as regards their salvation.
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There's nothing so great, my children, as the Eucharist. If you were to put all the good actions in the world against a Communion well made, it would be like a grain of dust against a mountain.

St. John Vianney (1786-1859AD) on the Eucharist
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Friday, February 23, 2007

Jewish Historian Withdraws His 'Ritual Homicides' Book

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A new book by an Italo-Israeli scholar of Jewish history that revisits violent controversies involving medieval and Renaissance Christians and Jews has been withdrawn from circulation at the request of the author, who now says that news accounts distort what he actually says. The scholar, Ariel Toaff, is a professor of medieval and Renaissance history at Israel's Bar-Ilan University, in Ramat Gan. His book, Pasque di sangue: Ebrei d'Europa e omicidi rituali (Passovers of Blood: European Jews and Ritual Homicides), drew strong criticism from Jewish community leaders and academic critics when it was published this month, in Italian …

(in other words - retract or the Zionists will kill you or your family!)

The Bloody Passovers of Dr.Toaff: 'Ritual Murder' Furor

Israel Shamir

… Dr Toaff is the son of the Rabbi of Rome and a professor in the Jewish University of Bar Ilan, not far from Tel Aviv. He made a name for himself by his deep study of medieval Jewry… While studying his subject he discovered that the medieval Ashkenazi Jewish communities of North Italy practiced a particularly horrible form of human sacrifice. Their wizards and adepts stole and crucified Christian babies, obtained their blood and used it for magical rituals evoking the Spirit of Vengeance against the hated Goyim. In particular, he dwelt on the case of St Simon of Trent. This two-year old child from the Italian town of Trent was kidnapped by a few Ashkenazi Jews from his home on the eve of Passover 1475 AD.

The North American Union is just around the corner!

These are photos of an actual billboard in Fort Worth!

WTC7, Professor Jones & Thermite

Just what is the Israeli Defense Minsiter looking at?

This could explain why he did not see all the innocent civilians he murdered in Lebanon

thanks to:

Forward (New York)
While Jewish communal leaders focus most of their current lobbying efforts on pressing the United States to take a tough line against Iran and its nuclear program, some are privately voicing fears that they will be accused of driving America into a war with the regime in Tehran
… Yet many advocacy efforts, even when not linked to Israel, carry indelibly Jewish fingerprints … In warning of possible scapegoating, insiders point to the experience of the Iraq War. Since the initial invasion in 2003, antiwar groups have charged, with growing vehemence, that the war was promoted by Jewish groups acting in Israel’s interest… Now, however, Jewish groups are indeed playing a lead role in pressing for a hard line on Iran.

Menorahs OK for Christmas, but not Nativity
Supreme Court won't review NYC Xmas ban

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review an appeals court decision upholding New York City's ban on Nativity scenes in public schools.

Some parents argued the ban is unfair because displays of Muslim and Jewish symbols are allowed, reported.

In recent years, the court has found that government entities can only display Christian symbols at Christmas if they are part of a display that includes neutral symbols like Santa Claus or symbols of other religions.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

'The Times (Britain)
The KGB hatched a plot to smear the late Pope Pius XII as an antisemitic Hitler supporter and fostered a controversial play that tarnished the pontiff, according to the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence officer to have defected to the West. Former Lieutenant-General Ion Mihai Pacepa, who headed the Romanian secret service before defecting in 1978, has broken a silence of nearly half a century to reveal that he was involved in the operation code-named Seat12, a Kremlin scheme launched in 1960 to portray Pius XII “as a cold-hearted Nazi sympathiser”. The result, according to Pacepa, was the 1963 play The Deputy, by Rolf Hochhuth …
Ion Mihai Pacepa – National review Online
… In my other life, when I was at the center of Moscow’s foreign-intelligence wars, I myself was caught up in a deliberate Kremlin effort to smear the Vatican, by portraying Pope Pius XII as a coldhearted Nazi sympathizer. Ultimately, the operation did not cause any lasting damage, but it left a residual bad taste that is hard to rinse away. The story has never before been told … In 1963, General Ivan Agayants, the famous chief of the KGB’s disinformation department, landed in Bucharest to thank us for our help. He told us that “Seat-12” had materialized into a powerful play attacking Pope Pius XII, entitled The Deputy, an oblique reference to the pope as Christ’s representative on earth.
Catholic University of Detroit Proposing Abortion Agencies as Career Opportunities for Students

Student Confirmed to Have Taken Planned Parenthood 'Clinician' Job

By John-Henry Westen

DETROIT, Michigan, February 21, 2007 ( - The University of Detroit Mercy claims it is a Catholic institution. Their web page says, "The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions . . . seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students."

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Nevertheless, the same "Catholic" University is encouraging its student's to work with abortion agencies such as Planned Parenthood. Their career suggestions have not gone unnoticed and a local Planned Parenthood branch is boasting of having hired a UDM student.

The "Career Education Center" UDM website lists Planned Parenthood as a career opportunity for students. Pointing to the website for Planned Parenthood, the UDM career website suggests that Planned Parenthood "Lists dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions at Planned Parenthood clinics and similar organizations." (see: )

Planned Parenthood is the leading abortion provider in the United States. In 2005, the organization ended the lives of more than 255,015 children by surgical abortion alone. That number does not include the vast number of deaths caused by Planned Parenthood's sale of chemical abortion drugs, the morning after pill and abortifacient contraceptives.

The local Planned Parenthood branch boasted in their Winter 2005 newsletter that it had just hired a UDM graduate. Planned Parenthood of East Central Michigan welcomed its new staff member Carol Sodman-Elliott who according to the newsletter works as a "clinician". "She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Detroit-Mercy," says the publication 'Choice News'. The newsletter adds: "Carol considers herself 'terribly pro-choice'".

The UDM President - a Jesuit priest - Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, does not seem overly concerned by the Catholic University's ties to the largest abortion provider in the US. Nearly a year ago and Catholic World News reported that a Catholic society dedicated to ensuring fidelity at Catholic colleges pointed out that UDM was linking to Planned Parenthood on the UDM website. ( )

Now, in addition to links to Planned Parenthood, the Catholic university's website links to the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL).

The UDM Women's Studies web page lists under "Professional Associations" Planned Parenthood, which UDM describes as the "Best known pro-choice organization in the U.S.". The web page also links to the pro-abortion group National Organization for Women (NOW) which recently failed in its decade long attempt to have pro-life activism outlawed under racketeering laws. (see )

In addition, the Women's Studies page on 'Reproductive Rights and Sexuality' links to "NARAL Pro-Choice America". ( ) reported last week that two UDM professors have boldly placed stickers on their offices doors indicating their support for abortion. ( )

To express concerns to the Catholic leadership in the diocese:

Cardinal Adam Maida
c/o Denise Parish

Bishop John Quinn
c/o - 313-237-5783