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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Apart from the Son of God, no creature in the world was so exalted as Mary. For no creature in the world ever humbled itself so much as she did!









St. Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444AD)

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Carlo Martini, Newchurch Cardinal & Patriarch of Milan (Emeritus)
Widely Considered to be a Candidate for the Papacy at the Conclave of 2005
Martini Has Publicity Criticized the "Motu" Mess
And Has Told Benedict-Ratzinger: "I Will Not Celebrate It"
A leading cardinal in Newchurch has publicly told Benedict-Ratzinger where to stuck his "Motu" Mess. Carlo Martini, widely considered a papabile in the last election, criticized Newpope for his Apostolic Letter Summorum pontificum. Martini said in an article published by Il Sole 24 Ore, an Italian national daily business newspaper, that he considers it important to use the vulgar tongues for prayer. "A bishop cannot ask his priests to satisfy all individual demands."

Martini said that he loved the Latin language and would have no trouble celebrating a "Motu" Mass, "but I will not do it." Martini also defended Vatican II, saying that it "took a major step forward in the understanding of the liturgy."


THEY DON'T EVEN OBEY THEIR OWN "POPE"!!!!!

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Thomas Abel
Also known as
Thomas Able; Thomas Abell
Memorial
30 July
Profile
Received his Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University. Priest. Chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII. He delivered the letter of Emperor Charles V that sought the permission and blessing of Pope Julius II for the marrige of Henry and Catherine. He confided to the emperor that Catherine had been coerced into writing the letter; Charles refused to pass on the request to the pope, and Thomas returned empty-handed to England.

When Henry sought to divorce Catherine, Thomas published Invicta Veritas, which argued against Oxford University's support of the divorce; for this he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1532. Released soon after, he was arrested again in 1533, accused of involvement in the Holy Maid of Kent incident in which a woman named Elizabeth Barton went into trances at the sight of the image of Mary and gave teachings in favour of the Mass and Catholicism. While in prison he established a correspondence with Blessed John Forest who was doing time in Newgate prison. The warden of the Tower released Thomas in 1539, but he was soon re-arrested, and the warden was imprisoned for releasing him. Convicted on high treason on the basis of denying the king's supremacy over the Church. Martyred with Blessed Edward Powell and Blessed Richard Featherstone.
Born
c.1497 in England
Died
hanged, drawn, and quartered on 30 July 1540 at Smithfield, England
Beatified
29 December 1886 by Pope Leo XIII


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The love of truth seeks out the quiet of contemplation.


St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD) on Contemplation

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Monday, July 30, 2007



THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
29 July 2007

Dear friends,
A vocation is a gift from God. We have been called to the true Faith. This is a divine vocation, but we have often forgotten that this is a privilege and does not guarantee eternal happiness. To whom much has been given much will be required.
In today's epistle St. Paul warns us not to imitate the sins of our fathers. We must not, "eat and drink and then rise up to play." We must not commit fornication as they did or else we too will be destroyed. Etc.
Those who have gone before us in the Faith have not always lived rightly. We must constantly be on our guard lest we fall into their sins and then go on to commit even worse ones. It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. But, seldom is history just repeated, it seems that each generation sinks deeper by committing worse sins than the previous one.
To have the true Faith is a gift from God and it must be treasured as such. This does not mean that it should be locked up or buried so that it is kept safe. This treasure must be invested; it must be worked so that it can bring forth fruit. "Faith without works is dead."
Our fathers in the faith, the ancient Israelites, had the true Faith but they continually sinned against God and were scattered, just as Our Lord chased out and scattered the profaners of the Temple in today's Gospel.
When Christ came He brought back order and restored the true Faith that was quickly passing away because of the sins of the people. How often in history we see people fall away and then God in His mercy brings them back! For over two thousand years we have preserved the true Faith that Christ established here on earth. But, what is most frightening is the obvious signs that the people have once again repeated the sins of their fathers and have lost much if not all of the true Faith.
Once Catholic churches (buildings), are now nothing more than dens of thieves. Are these places which were once the house of God, not now the houses of men? The altar of sacrifice has been replaced by a supper table. The Sacrificial offering to God has been replaced by a family meal. The emphasis on success and financial prosperity (tithing) as opposed to the mandated poverty and good works of the Apostles, seems to make the comparison complete. The House of God is now a den of thieves.
We must learn to not take the true Faith for granted. What God has given us is a privilege not a right. And with every privilege there are responsibilities associated with it. We are expected first to live the true Faith. It is not just something to read about and then forget. Nor, is it something to entertain us in heated arguments. "Faith without works is dead". Sadly, there is a lot of "faith" but very little good works going on today.
If Our Lord were to demand an account of us at this very moment, how many would be left standing? To whom much has been given, much will be required. Have we not only learned the true Faith, but have we lived it? Have we shared it, so that others may be saved?
Whose honor and glory have we been pursuing? Have we spent our lives in the pursuit of ourselves? Have we sought only our own pleasure, power, glory, honor, etc.?
Are we ready to give an account of our whole lives? How about giving an account of just the past year? The past month? The past week? Or even the last 24 hours?
It is truly only God's mercy that has held back His vengeance for all this time. But the time will come when He will have had enough. Let us repent now and begin to do what He has created us to do. Let us love Him with a preferential love and obey His commandments.
It is much better to repent as they did in Nineveh after hearing from Jonas the punishment that awaited them, rather than to see everything destroyed as occurred to Sodom and Gomorrah because there could not even be found ten just men.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


ANNOUNCEMENT:


Many of you are aware that Pope and I are going to Rochester to visit the Bishops, Brother Bonaventure and Brother Augustine as well as the wonderful parishioners in Rochester and Waterloo. We will be making a private retreat as well.

Pope is already travelling to Milwaukee and we will all be leaving at 5a.m. tomorrow, July 26 (the feast of St. Anne!). There are 10 of us going and we will return late on July 30.

Therefore, there will be no posting until July 31.

Please pray for us for a safe trip and a very spiritually beneficial retreat!

God bless all of you!

Bridget


An Artist's Rendition of the Fictitious "Pope Joan"
Now Benedict-Ratzinger's Press Director
Is Talking about Female Cardinals
Other Newpope Appointments
Have Included a Communist Spy and a Marxist
He Sure Knows How to Pick Them

Fr. Eberhard von Gemminger, Radio Vatican's German Director, told Il Messaggero, Rome's most popular daily newspaper: "I could well see 60 male and 60 female cardinals in the Sistine Chapel" gathered in conclave to elect a pope. Gemminger spoke of women of the likes of Mother Theresa, who is under suspicion for mixing the Hindu religion with the New Order religion to get converts, and Chiara Lubich, foundress of a Charismatic organization.
Benedict-Ratzinger sure knows how to pick them! Yet another appointee of his appointees is "over the edge." Other "far out" appointees of Benedict-Ratzinger have included a Communist spy as Primate of Poland and a Marxist as cardinal.
Thanks to traditio.com
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Here is a photo of the cope and the rose vestment that we sewed for Rochester. Hope they don't see this before we get there!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Nothing like some well placed loyalist operatives in the middle of Europe - or maybe they are just sick and tired of the barbaric, terrorist, and satanic state of Israel!

Sharp rise in Israelis seeking German citizenship

By Natalia Reiter Tue Jul 24, 12:14 PM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of Israelis who obtained German citizenship rose sharply last year in a sign that a younger generation of Jews is shedding an aversion to the country where the Holocaust was masterminded.

According to figures published by the Federal Statistics Office this week, 4,313 Israelis received citizenship last year, an increase of over 50 percent compared to 2005, and the largest total since German records began a quarter of a century ago...

funny - they whined for the first 40 + years of the 20th century to get a Zionist state - then they have it for just over half a century and they want out!
Sometimes the evil of this world could make a grown man cry!

$21 million awarded for 'wrongful birth'

By MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 24, 7:28 AM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070724/ap_on_re_us/wrongful_birth

TAMPA, Fla. - In what is being called a "wrongful birth" case, a jury awarded more than $21 million to a couple who claimed a doctor misdiagnosed a severe birth defect in their son, leading them to have a second child with similar problems.


But because the doctor works for the University of South Florida, the family will have to persuade the Legislature to award most of the money. State law limits negligence claims against government agencies at $200,000.

Daniel and Amara Estrada, whose two young sons aren't able to communicate and need constant care, sought at least enough money to care for the second child, 2-year-old Caleb.

"This is a severely impaired child who will need a great deal of care for the rest of his life," said Christian Searcy, one of the attorneys who tried the case. He called the award "conservative but fair."

The couple claimed that Dr. Boris Kousseff failed to diagnose their first son's genetic disorder, called Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, which is the inability to correctly produce or synthesize cholesterol, after his 2002 birth.

Had the disorder been correctly diagnosed, a test would have indicated whether the couple's second child also was afflicted and they would have terminated the pregnancy, according to the lawsuit.

Instead, Kousseff, a specialist in genetic disorders, told them they should be able to have normal children in the future.

The jury decided Monday that Kousseff was 90 percent negligent and that an Orlando doctor not named in the lawsuit was 10 percent at fault.

A USF spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Monday.
Searcy said he would push state lawmakers to pass a bill awarding the Estradas money over the $200,000 cap.

"I believe that this case is so powerful and this tragedy was so preventable and is so poignant, that it is the kind of case that should rise above the fray and rise above party politics," Searcy said.

A birth is a trajedy and the brutal murder of the unborn is the solution! HOW SICK!

More lies regarding the supposed "Holocaust" are being exposed:







Watch this short video clip about a group of Australian researchers who have proven that virtually everything that we have been told about Treblinka is a lie.
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By now readers are well aware that the museum at Aushwitz has reduced by three million the estimate of the number of people who died at Aushwitz from all causes, including the Typhus epidemics that raged across Germany at the end of the war.

Readers are also aware that when Rudolph Hoess confessed (under coercion) to war crimes at Nuremberg, he not only supposedly wrote and signed the confession in English ( a language he did not speak) but claimed that Jews were murdered at Camp Wolzek, which never existed.

Readers are aware that many claims made about the holocaust, such as the soap and lampshades stories, have been totally discredited and nobody takes them seriously any more.

Readers are aware that so-called holocaust memoirs, such as "Fragments", have been exposed a hoaxes.


If you found the above video clip interesting - visit:

http://www.onethirdoftheholocaust.com/

This is a comprehensive work on the Holocaust and it is excellent. It is broken down into several short clips that you can watch individually.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this film.

Beware of where all this "global warming" nonsense is going...

Science chief: cut birthrate to save Earth

New museum head says lower population would cut CO2 at a fraction of renewable energy cost

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2132089,00.html

Robin McKie, science editor
Sunday July 22, 2007

The new head of the Science Museum has an uncompromising view about how global warming should be dealt with: get rid of a few billion people. Chris Rapley, who takes up his post on September 1, is not afraid of offending. 'I am not advocating genocide,' (at least not in public - YET) said Rapley. 'What I am saying is that if we invest in ways to reduce the birthrate - by improving contraception, education and healthcare - we will stop the world's population reaching its current estimated limit of between eight and 10 billion.


Here is the headline from a newspaper we would publish:

Blog Administrator: Worship Jesus Christ as King and save your immortal soul!
Those darn "anti-semites" are everywhere...


Orthodox Jews to Protest Israeli Police Brutality

http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/news/newsletters/jaz072307.htm

Brooklyn, New York July 23, 2007

The Central Rabbinical Congress of U.S.A and Canada has called for a mass demonstration on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:30 PM in front of the consulate of the State of Israel at 800 2nd Ave, New York, to protest the brutal behavior of the Israeli police against religious Jewry in the State of Israel, as well as their legal system's discrimination against religious Jewry.

"The brutality of the police authorities of the so-called "Jewish State" against the Religious Jews whom they claim to protect is an outrage" said Rabbi Joseph Dershowitz of True Torah Jews against Zionism. "This secular state which claims to represent the Jewish Faith has made clear its real agenda in their acts of aggression, discrimination and brutality against Orthodox Jews wishing to practice their beliefs in the Torah and scriptures."
Here are some Bible verses on Salvation. Many heretics think they are automatically saved just because they "believe" ! These verses suggest otherwise. Perhaps they should REALLY read their Bibles!:

Assurance of Salvation?


Matthew 7:21 - It is not anyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 24:13 - those who persevere to the end will be saved

Romans 11:23 - remain in his kindness or you will be cut off

1 Corinthians 9:27 - I punish my body and bring it under control, to avoid any risk that, having acted as herald for others, I myself may be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 10:11-12 - those thinking they are secure, may fall

Philippians 2:12 - work out your salvation in fear and trembling

Galatians 5:4 - separated from Christ, you've fallen from grace

2 Timothy 2:11-13 - must hold out to the end to reign with Christ

Hebrews 6:4-6 - describes sharers of the Holy Spirit, who then fall away

Hebrews 10:26-27 - if we sin, after receiving the truth, judgement remains

2 Peter 2:17-22 - It would have been better for them never to have learnt the way of uprightness, than to learn it and then desert the holy commandment that was entrusted to them.


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Monday, July 23, 2007








Just thought i would share a few pics from my deer cam.

These deer cams are soooo much fun - you never know what your gonna get a photo of - personally - i am waiting for one of Big Foot - ;)

Just a reminder of the reality of satanists and how powerful they can be in this world...





But we all know who will win this battle!

Child use of antidepressants up four-fold
By Graeme Paton, Education Correspondent
23/07/2007

The use of antidepressants and other mind-altering drugs among schoolchildren has more than quadrupled in the last decade, it is revealed today.

Prescription of behaviour-altering drugs to under-16s has soared ten-fold in the last decade
New figures show that GPs are prescribing pills in record numbers to combat stress, violent behaviour and even tiredness...
Britain is protecting the biggest heroin crop of all time

In six years, the occupation has wrought one massive transformation in Afghanistan, a development so huge that it has increased Afghan GDP by 66 per cent and constitutes 40 per cent of the entire economy. That is a startling achievement, by any standards. Yet we are not trumpeting it. Why not?

The answer is this. The achievement is the highest harvests of opium the world has ever seen.

How can this have happened, and on this scale? The answer is simple. The four largest players in the heroin business are all senior members of the Afghan government – the government that our soldiers are fighting and dying to protect.

Last year local doctor that i know showed me photos of her time in Afghanistan - there were several photos of a huge - i mean HUGE field that had some sort of crop growing in it and it was heavily guarded by US Soldiers.

She informed me that it was an opium field! - Can you imagine that - we are supposedly fighting a war on drugs here in the USA - and in Afghanistan we are protecting opium crops!

The excuse she gave was that was the only way to keep the Afghan economy going right now!
Evangelical Satanists are pushing for war with Iraq again!

Watch the video clip at the following link:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3428590,00.html

It will make you puke as you listen to these bogus "christians" kiss Israeli butt! They are literally worshipping Jews!

Here is another one of these Jew worshippers web-site:

http://www.jhm.org/

check out this group of Judas wannabes:

http://www.cufi.org/

And don't forget this creep:

http://www.family.org/

This Zionist - James Dobson - has been pushing for war with Iran big time - and has been in the back pocket of Israel forever - he probably is a Jew!

This creep hides behind nice slogans like "Focus on the Family" - when in reality his only focus is on satan and the satanic state of Israel! - And of course - getting rich in the process!
Heretics...

I hope that the readers of this blog have noticed how the "evangelical fundamentalists" operate.

They will link to a thread on this blog that they think they can use to bash Catholic teaching - and suddenly this blog will get a hundred or more hits than usual that day - and a few posts from these heretics "proving us wrong".

We respond to them - and prove them wrong - usually using the Bible they claim is their "sole rule of faith". Then they just go away - because they cannot respond. Here is the most recent example:

http://forchrist-contramundum.blogspot.com/2007/07/yesterday-i-heard-heretic-by-name-of.html

They know they have been proven wrong, but they remain in their heresy.

Notice how they have completely ignored the thread on Birth Prevention and Divorce - they know that they are in error - but they obstinately remain such!

I recently had a conversation with a Lutheran minister who is a friend of mine - he tried to argue with me about Catholic teachings - you know - the usual - Purgatory, Saints, Works vs Faith, etc...

After a while - I said to him -

"Listen - we can go round and round here - i can point to this or that passage of Scripture and you will say that it does not mean what i say it means - and i will say the same thing about the passages you use to support what you believe. I had this "debate" within myself when I was trying to find out what God wanted from me and what the truth was."

He then asked - "well, how did you arrive at your truth".

I responded:

"I decided to see what the first Christians believed and how they understood Scripture - and you know what I found out, they believed EXACTLY as the Catholic Church teaches today. Ignatius, Polycarp, Clement, etc... - Christians from the very first century understood Scripture exactly as Catholics do today. I then said that Luther himself claimed that none of the Apostolic or Church Fathers had a correct understanding of salvation!"

I looked at him and asked: "Do you really believe that no Christian who wrote anything down had a correct understanding of salvation until Luther came along in the 16th century - that nobody had a correct understanding of Scripture until the 16th century?"

He changed the subject and then it was dropped - and, of course - he remains in his heresy.

btw - here is the quote of Luther regarding the first Christians:

What Luther Says - A Practical In-Home Anthology for the Active Christian
PLASS
Published by Concordia - a Lutheran Publishing House

#1501 The Fathers Make Too Much of Works

"In Augustine, there is little of faith, in Jerome, nothing. NOT ONE OF THE ANCIENT TEACHERS IS PURE IN A SENSE THAT HE TEACHES A PURE FAITH. Virtues and good works they often commend, rarely faith..."

Think about this - Luther ADMITS that NONE OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS believed as he - and of course all protestant heretics now believe!

The foolish arrogance of these heretics - who dare to claim that we follow the teachings of men - when their whole "faith" is based on a man who invented it in the middle ages - who admits that no Christian before him believed as he does and teaches!

Fr. Bernard - our priest - related a story about a time when he was traveling and was sitting next to a lady on a plane who told him that she was Anglican and from England. She readily admitted and told him all about how Henry VIII had seven wives, and murdered at least two of them and that the whole reason that he broke with Rome was because he wanted a divorce and the Pope would not grant him an annulment. After she related all this - Fr. Bernard kindly asked her: "Why, if you know that this man had seven wives and murdered at least two of them - would you follow the religion that he founded?" The lady did not answer and did not talk to Father the rest of the flight.

THESE PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEIR RELIGIONS ARE FALSE - but rather than humbly submit to the authority of the Church that Jesus Christ Himself founded - they will follow anyone or any doctrine.

This is why these people will burn for eternity - and rightly so! - THEY HATE CHRIST - because - after all the Church - the Holy Roman Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Christ -and they HATE THE CHURCH - so therefore THEY HATE CHRIST!

We really need to pray for these folks, maybe even do some fasting for their conversion ( i know i could stand to lose some weight) - cause there is no way to get through to them using reason and logic.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Realistic Scenario for the "Motu" Mess
Fr. Billy Bob Stands at the Altar "Table" as
He Reads Silently
From the Mass of "Blessed" John XXIII
While the Band of Piano, Guitars, and Drums
Renders "Oecumenical" (Protestant) Songs
The "Motu" Mess Will Be Far from the Traditional Latin Mass

Today, Fr. Bernard made mention of the fact that the bogus ordo plans to "combine" the 1962 mess of John XXXIII and the 1970 bogus ordo mess once the "traditionalists" get comfortable being in their churches. Ho-hum.

When I ran across this parody, I couldn't resist!:

You enter the Novus Ordo worship building, which looks much like a Masonic lodge hall, for the Saturday afternoon "Motu" Mess. People are talking, laughing, chewing gum. Most are casually dressed. The tabernacle is nowhere in sight, so instead of genuflecting, people bow toward the altar "table." The crucifix is absent; it won't be brought in until the entrance procession.
The cantoress approaches the microphone, bare-headed and wearing a coulotte. "Good afternoon," she beams. "Welcome to the Mass of 'Blessed' John XXIII for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Please stand to greet our celebrant, Father Billy Bob, as we sing our opening song, On Eagles' Wings." A small band of piano, guitar, and drums accompanies the opening song. The procession enters from the back of the temple: a female crucifer, two altar girls, a lectoress in street clothes carrying the Novus Ordo lectionary, and finally Fr. Billy Bob in a Novus Ordo alb-cum-chasuble, all smiling and singing along loudly.

The Asperges ceremony before Mass is omitted, as the thought of washing away sins is deprecated. The song continues, and the congregation remains standing as Fr. Billy Bob and the altar girls recite the prayers at the foot of the altar quietly in Latin, while the band launches into the Kyrie and Gloria from the newly-composed Mass of the New Creation, written in the dissonant twelve-tone scale.
Fr. Billy Bob then sits down for the "Liturgy of the Word," imported from the Novus Ordo Lectionary and read entirely in a the vernacular from the lectern. The band performs its rendition of Taste and See following the "First Reading." After the "Second Reading," the cantoress renders the Oecumenical Alleluia.

After the Gospel is read in the vernacular by a married lay deacon, Fr. Billy Bob gives a brief "homily" on social justice and global warming. "It is a mortal sin not to use florescent bulbs," he warns the congregation. After the "We Believe," is recited by the congregation, two Lesbians bring forward the "bread," looking for all the world like shortbread cookies and the grape juice for the "consecration."
Meanwhile the lectoress leads the congregation in the Bidding Prayers, praying for all politically-correct groups and causes. Meanwhile Fr. Billy Bob recites silently the Offertory prayers in Latin facing the congregation across the altar "table."

The congregation kneels for the first time when the bell is rung at First Eucharistic Prayer, said in Latin in silence by Fr. Billy Bob, during which the pianist plays a theatrical rendition of Saint Saens' The Swan from the Carnival of the Animals. The congregations stands immediately after the elevation of the chalice and launches into one of the familiar acclamation songs imported from the Novus Ordo service.
Shortly after, the congregation remains standing for the Lord's Prayer, recited in the vernacular, in the Novus Ordo (Protestant) form, with hands joined across the pews.

When communion-time arrives, all of the congregation, confessed or not, fasting or not, including known public sinners, approach, many taking communion in the hand from the extraordinary ministresses. Some also receive the grape juice from a glass goblet. A few folks kneel, but they interrupt the flow of the line and thus receive a hostile glare from the eucharistic ministresses. When they return to their seats, most of the congregation sits without making any thanksgiving.

As soon as Fr. Billy Bob begins the Last Gospel in Latin, the band plays over it with a rousing rendition of When the Saints Come Marching In. As soon as Fr. Billy Bob leaves the altar, most of the congregation walks out right behind him.
Grateful for Benedict-Ratzinger's Summorum pontificum, the congregation is able to get out a good ten minutes earlier with the "Motu" Mess than with the Novus Ordo service because of Fr. Billy Bob's rapid-fire, silent Latin prayers. The "Motu" Mess is a great success; there is now time for a few extra holes of golf!
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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Divorce & Birth Prevention

For any honest person, who truly desires to obey God and love and serve Him - these two issues truly separate the true Catholic Church from virtually every other "christian" religion.

Birth Prevention:

The prevention of conception is forbidden by God, both explicitly and implicitly in Scripture. But before we go to Scripture lets just think about the idea of artificial birth prevention for a moment.

Lets compare the drive to procreate with the drive for nourishment. The primary reason that God has made eating enjoyable is so that we can nourish our bodies. If eating was an unpleasant experience we might not eat. If we were to take the pleasure that God gives us from eating, but then go and vomit the food from our stomachs so we could eat some more and deprive God of the real purpose for this food - we would be sinning.

The primary reason that the act of procreation is pleasurable is so that we would procreate and produce children to populate heaven. If we were to go through the God intended pleasurable experience of the marital act, but then intentionally prevent the God given purpose of this act - we are doing the same thing as the person who vomits out his food.

We are taking the pleasure that God gives us - but denying Him the natural and divine purpose. It is akin to slapping God in the face!

The sin of birth prevention was once called Onanism - and it comes from the Book of Genesis and the sin of Onan.

Genesis 38: 8-10

"Juda, therefore, said to Onan his son: Go in to thy brother's wife and marry her, that thou mayst raise seed to thy brother. 9 He knowing that the children should not be his, when he went in to his brother's wife, he spilled his seed upon the ground, lest children should be born in his brother's name. And therefore the Lord slew him, because he did a detestable thing"

What was the first commandment that God gave to man?

Genesis 1:28

"And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth."

From the New Testament - consider the following:

"And seeing a certain fig tree by the way side, he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves only. And he saith to it: May no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away." The fig tree did not bear fruit - and it was killed - like Onan!

Read Acts Chapter 5 - verses 1-11

It is the only account in the New Testament of someone being struck dead by God. The story is of a married couple who go through the motions of giving a gift to God, but then withhold it. Very much like Onan - and the whole act of birth prevention. The married couple goes through the motions of giving a child to God, but then withhold the gift! God struck the couple dead!

Now i am sure that the fundamentalists and other protestant heretics are saying that we are not understanding Scripture properly. Herein lies the problem - prior to the 1930s ALL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES CONDEMNED CONTRACEPTION!

Prior to the 1930's there was not a single body of Christians that did not condemn the sin of Onanism!

Who changed? - Did God change his mind? Did every Christian have it all wrong until the 1930's? Or perhaps are these churches that are not condemning this practice following the traditions of men?


Divorce

Any church that teaches that divorce and remarriage is allowed for ANY REASON is a church of anti-christ!

Many churches claim that if adultery occurs in a marriage that the innocent spouse can divorce and remarry - they claim that Jesus allowed for this. This is simply not true.

Here is what Jesus had to say about divorce.

Matthew 5:31-32

"And it hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce. But I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery."

There is a reason that Jesus choose the word "fornication" and not adultery in this passage. In many poor translations they use the word "adultery" but the word that Jesus used is fornication.

You see - fornication is sexual relations between people who are NOT MARRIED. What Jesus is saying is that the only time a divorce can be permitted is if a marriage is NOT VALID - and hence the couple are FORNICATING!

This is why in the true Catholic Church there is what is called an annulment. An annulment is a declaration that a perceived marriage was not a marriage in reality - the "divorce" was allowed for the cause of fornication!

Jesus made NO EXCEPTIONS for divorce and remarriage - except in the case of an invalid marriage!

Invalid marriages are rare.

Do not confuse the church of Vatican II with the true Catholic Church.

In the true Catholic Church there 392 annulments granted by the Catholic Church world-wide for all the years between 1952 and 1956.

Today - there are nearly 70,000 "annulments" granted each year in the United States ALONE!

The new order church is NOT CATHOLIC - it is as protestant as any fundamentalist organization.

ON THESE TWO ISSUES ALONE - ONLY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH could possibly be - THE CHURCH!






EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


EPISTLE (ROMANS 8:12-17)

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live. 14 For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father).
16 For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God. 17 And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ: yet so, if we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.


GOSPEL (LUKE 16:1-9)

1 And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer. 3 And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed. 4 I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5 Therefore calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? 6 But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7 Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty. 8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. 9 And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
22 July 2007

Dear Friends,
Today's Gospel gives us much to think about concerning all that we have been given charge over. All that we have is not really our own such that we can do whatever we wish with it.
If we consider first our very lives we see clearly that our lives are not our own. Life is given by God, but it is not given in such a manner that He renounces His power or authority over that very life. On the contrary, in the fifth commandment God has forbidden us to ever take away this life that He has given. The evilness of the murder of the pre-born (euphemistically called abortion) becomes shockingly clear when we consider our stewardship over life. What will so many answer when they can be stewards no longer and must give an account of the lives that God has placed in their care? Will they claim that the lives they have taken were nothing more than the tissues of their own bodies? Do they really think that God is going to believe this? Do they wish to lie to God? Do they think they can deceive Him?


Which brings us to the next question, what about our health? What does God expect us to do to care for our own bodies? The Church clearly states that we must use reasonable care to maintain our health. Too often people are careless with their health and have a very reckless attitude. They think that it is all right because they have insurance or they presumptuously think that God will preserve them. They seek pleasure at the cost of destroying their own health. This too is a sin against the fifth commandment.


On the other extreme are the many who would try to preserve life at all costs. They place a higher value on this physical life and body than it is actually worth. We were not made for this world, this is not our home, and we must die. We are fools when we try to resist the will of God and prolong our existence on this earth beyond what He wills. We spend hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars to keep the organs of this body functioning just as long as we can. Why? Have we lost all faith in an afterlife? Do we consider ourselves as gods with the right to preserve life as long as we can? When a loved one dies it is a painful separation, and is even unbearable if we lack faith. But, for those who have faith the sorrow is softened by the knowledge of the justice of God and the hope of an eternal reward.


We are all stewards of our lives and health and will have to give an account on the day of judgment. Let us prepare ourselves now so that we will be able to give a good accounting for these gifts that God has placed in our care.


Let us next consider the natural gifts and talents that God has given us. Do we have wisdom, intelligence, strength, agility, beauty, artistic talent, etc.? Whatever talents or traits God has given us are likewise not our own. We must give an account on the day of judgment for what we have done with the gifts that God has placed in our care. We are not free to ignore or leave undeveloped what God has given us. Our talents must not be buried in the ground, but must be invested and put to work so that they will bring a benefit to the Master who has entrusted them to our care. Laziness and carelessness in the development of our talents is a sin against God. We are not free to do with these talents what we want.
Much less are we free to prostitute the talents that God has given us for the furtherance of evil desires or goals. Natural beauty was not given to some by God so that they may entice and lead others into sin. Intelligence was not given to others so that they might manipulate and lord it over others who were not so gifted. Etc. The gifts and talents that God has placed in our care are not our own, but are His and He expects us to use them for His honor and glory and for the good of our fellow men. Whatever gift or talent we may have must be put to good use for the furtherance of God's will and the benefit of others. Principally the benefit we are working for is that of eternal happiness.


Lastly, we must consider the material things of this earth. Here too we must avoid both extremes of being careless with these gifts and not developing them, and the other extreme of sacrificing everything else to preserve them _ even at the cost of our eternal lives. These too are not our own to do with as we please. We are but stewards in this matter also, and will have to give an account. Money, power, property, etc. are wonderful gifts from God, but are all too often the very instruments of our damnation because we forget that we are only stewards and not their owners. When we loose sight of the fact that these are given to us so that we may serve God better, then instead of being the stewards of these things we tend to become the slaves of these material things. This is the mammon that the majority of the world serves.


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Yesterday I heard a heretic by the name of Brannon Howse say that you do not have to be baptized to enter heaven ( salvation) - even though the Bible (which he claims to believe) clearly states that you do!
Today, I was listening to a tape of the religion class from Kentucky and here is a quote that was read during class from Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. After you read this, you will KNOW that Brannon Howse is a pagan - not a "Christian":

" I never could see why anyone in this day and age should object to the Immaculate Conception; all modern pagans believe that they are immaculately conceived. Why do they shrink from allowing to Mary what they attribute to themselves? The doctrine of Original Sin and the Immaculate Conception are mutually exclusive. If Mary alone is THE Immaculate Conception, then the rest of us must have Original Sin." *Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen*

In other words, this heretic must not believe in original sin and must believe that he was immaculately conceived!! But he will NOT believe that the Blessed Mother is immaculately conceived!

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If you want to know the real reason for the war in Iraq - visit this web site that i just came upon:

http://nogw.com/ilrunshow.html

Friday, July 20, 2007

Bush caught lying about September 11



Thursday, July 19, 2007



“Whoever dies clothed in this scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.” - Mary’s promise to St. Simon Stock, July 16, 1251
“Wear it devoutly and perseveringly", she says to each soul,
“it is my garment. To be clothed in it means you are continually thinking of me, and I, in turn, am always thinking of you and helping you to secure eternal life.”


Brown Scapular Devotion

The brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the most popular devotion involving wearing of a scapular in the Catholic Church today. In the Middle Ages, a scapular was a full-length garment (an apron) worn over other clothing by monks and nuns, the color signifying the particular religious order.
The brown scapular was revealed to St. Simon Stock, the Prior General of the Carmelite order in 1247. The Virgin Mary appeared to him and gave him the scapular and associated promises as a result of his pledge of complete loyalty to her. The smaller version of the scapular is worn by lay associates.Saints and popes throughout the ages have worn and encouraged wearing of the brown scapular. And, many miraculous events have attested to the value of the sacramental (the scapular worn by Blessed Pope Gregory X, who died in 1276, was found intact in 1830).
Practices
1. Wear the Brown Scapular (or scapular medal) after enrollment*
2. Observe chastity according to your state in life
3. Recite the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary or five decades of the Rosary daily (usual requirements)
Promises/Benefits
1. "...whosoever dies wearing this (the brown scapular) shall not suffer eternal fire" (Virgin Mary's promise to St. Simon)
2. Sabbatine Privilege: release from purgatory on the first Saturday after death (revelation by the Virgin to Pope John XXII in 1322)
3. Partial indulgence granted by Pope Benedict XV to those who devoutly kiss the scapular

Enrollment involves a priest blessing the first brown scapular with this prayer:
"Receive this blessed habit; praying the most holy Virgin, that by Her merits thou may wear it without stain; and that She may guard thee from all evil and bring thee to life everlasting. Amen. By the power granted me, I admit thee to the participation of all the spiritual good works, which through the gracious help of Jesus Christ are performed by the religious of Mount Carmel. In the name of the Father, and the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. May the Creator of Heaven and earth, Almighty God, bless + thee; Who has deigned to unite thee to the confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. We beseech Her, in the hour of thy death, to crush the head of the old serpent. So, that thou may in the end win the everlasting palm and crown of the heavenly inheritance. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."
After enrollment in the Confraternity of the Scapular, the scapular may be replaced by a Carmelite scapular medal worn around the neck. The enrollment is for a lifetime and need not be repeated, and new scapulars do not need to be blessed again but scapular medals do.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007



PRAY THE ROSARY DAILY!!

In the early part of the 13th century when the Albigensian heresy was devastating the country of Toulouse, St. Dominic earnestly besought the help of Our Lady and was instructed by her (in an apparition), to preach the Rosary among the people as an antidote to heresy and sin. From that time forward this manner of prayer was published abroad and developed by St. Dominic whom different popes have declared (St. Dominic) to be the institutor and author of the same devotion.

From as early as 360 AD church history mentions various religious using pebbles or beads to count their daily prayers (the first being the hermit Paul of Egypt). Eventually, the pebbles or beads were tied (knotted) to a cord to facilitate ease in counting and carrying. Another example of this dates to 1040 AD when a wealthy British lady bequeathed to a monastery her Christian prayer beads, “… a circlet of gems which she had threaded on a string… and fingering them one by one… she successfully recited her prayers…”

The Rosary, as we know it, developed over a long period of time. In the Divine Office, all 150 psalms were prayed in the course of a week. Around the year 800 AD in Ireland, the custom arose to pray 150 “Our Fathers” instead of the 150 psalms. This spread throughout Europe, becoming known as “the poor man’s office. So, in the beginning it was a rosary of 150 “Our Fathers” with no “Hail Marys”. Then, an early form of the “Hail, Mary” developed by joining the greetings of Gabriel, the archangel, and St. Elizabeth (to Mary). Some Christians in the 12th century began to pray rosaries of 150 “Hail Marys”, as well as rosaries of 150 “Our Fathers”. These practices continued into the following centuries and eventually combined into a rosary that contained some of both prayers.

By the middle of the 15th century, a list of 50 mysteries had been compiled – some or all to be meditated upon in conjunction with the recitation of 50 “Hail Marys”. Thus, various forms of the rosary arose as a form of popular piety and prayer. In 1489, a book was published describing a rosary much like the one we say today. The “Glory Be’s” were added during the 16th century; and during the 20th century the “Fatima Prayer” was, also, added to each decade.

The Rosary originally developed as a prayer for those who could not read the great prayers of Scripture, the Psalms, and as a way of meditating on the events of our salvation, which are present in the gospels.

St. Dominic did have a great love for Mary and his preaching helped spread the popularity of devotion to her. The order he founded, the Order of Preachers or Dominicans, certainly played a very important role in popularizing the Rosary in later centuries, as did the Confraternity of the Rosary founded by a Dominican. In 1573 Pope Gregory XIII established the feast of the Most Holy Rosary. And, in 1716, Pope Clement XI made this a feast of the universal church.


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Germany is being extorted for even more...


Holocaust survivors' children file suit

By ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 16, 1:10 PM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070716/ap_on_re_eu/israel_holocaust_s_children

JERUSALEM - A group representing thousands of children of Holocaust survivors filed a class-action lawsuit against the German government Monday, demanding that Germany pay for their psychiatric care.

The Israelis, calling themselves second-generation Holocaust survivors, say the scars of the Nazi genocide on their parents have crossed generations. Many still live with an irrational fear of starvation and incapacitating bouts of depression, the lawsuit claims...

Germany should tell these Israelis that they don't need pychiatric care, but spiritual care.

They may have an irrational fear of starvation, but they should have a very rational fear of eternal damnation for their denial of the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

This extortion is absurd!

If i was the leader of Germany - i would take their lawsuit paper work on a nice little trip to Poland and burn it in one of the bogus "gas chambers" at Auchwitz!

THINK ABOUT THIS...

This post is for the hard heads who refuse to believe that conspiracies exist or that our own government can do anything evil or wrong.



Stolen U.S. vehicles end up as bombs in Iraq, FBI says

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/16/america/16cars.php


By Bryan Bender The Boston Globe

Published: July 16, 2007

WASHINGTON: Fifteen years after U.S. states were directed to share motor vehicle information in a national database, only nine states have done so, making it nearly impossible to identify hundreds of thousands of stolen vehicles - including a small but steady number that end up as car bombs in Iraq.

FBI officials said they believe the database could help break up far-flung terrorist networks, which are using vehicles stolen and smuggled from the United States.

Bought and sold on the international black market, cars and trucks help fund criminal operations and can be turned into the terrorist weapon of choice against U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians: vehicles packed with explosives. The FBI declined to estimate how many stolen U.S. cars have turned up as car bombs in Iraq but said the number is believed to be at least in the dozens...



The article then continues with huge piles of bovine excrement to try and explain this.

USE THE BRAIN THAT GOD GAVE YOU PEOPLE!

Think about what would be involved in stealing a car in the USA - and then smuggling it to Iraq of all places - and then remember that this has supposedly been going on for years!

I posted an article about this in October of 2005 - here is the link to my post:

http://forchrist-contramundum.blogspot.com/2005/10/how-dumb-do-they-think-we-are-httpwww.html
THOSE ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE A HYPOCRITICAL BUNCH! IF SOMETHING PUTS A DAMPER ON THEIR HEDONISM, THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED:



From Puget Sound to the rivers of Colorado and beyond, scientific evidence is mounting that excessive amounts of estrogen are poisoning fish and reptiles, changing several species’ sex features.

According to the National Catholic Register, a team of EPA scientists is learning that synthetic estrogen –
apparently from oral contraceptives – is contaminating our nation’s streams and waterways, threatening fish, frogs and even river otters.

(Click here to read the article from the National Catholic Register.)

Of course, reaction from environmentalists has been predictable – total silence. When asked by the National Catholic Register how the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club would react to this new pollutant, Curt Cunningham – who recently spearheaded a campaign to remove fluoride from drinking water because of reported health and environmental effects – explained he had no designs on tackling the problem of estrogen as water pollution. “I suspect people would not take kindly to that,” said Cunningham. “For many people [birth control] is an economic necessity.

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This is UNBELIEVEABLE!

I know that a great number of the readers of this blog are not from Wisconsin - or even the United States, but this sort of sell out is going on everywhere - read through this - it is actually hard to beleive that anyone would even try to get items like this through! But - the sheeple today are so damn blind, uniformed, and self absorbed with their pitiful shallow and wordly lives that they go along with just about anything!


the following is an email sent by Senator Leibham


http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov:80/senate/sen09/news/press/2007/col2007-025.asp

Following is a partial list of non-fiscal policy items that were amended into the Senate Democrats’ state budget proposal:

• In-state University of Wisconsin (UW) tuition for illegals – The 2007-2009 budget as proposed by Governor Doyle and amended by Senate Democrats would allow individuals that are illegally living in our state and nation to pay in-state resident tuition while attending UW schools. I do not support extending in-state tuition rates to individuals who are not legal U.S. citizens. We are a land of laws and our government should not be developing policies that reward individuals who have not followed the law.

• Taxpayer-funded health care for illegals – As a part of their $15 billion government-controlled health care proposal that was amended into the budget, Senate Democrats created a loophole for people who are living in our state and nation illegally to receive taxpayer-funded health care benefits. Again, we should be working as a state toward creative reforms that make Wisconsin more affordable for our citizens – not rewarding individuals who have not followed the law with taxpayer benefits.

• Free healthcare for women who come to our state to have a baby – Also included in the government health care proposal is a provision allowing pregnant mothers from outside of Wisconsin to receive taxpayer-funded health benefits regardless of how long she has resided in our state. This means that a pregnant woman from Illinois (or any other state) would be able to cross into Wisconsin and immediately give birth – and Wisconsin taxpayers would be on the hook for the costs of her and her child’s care.

• State domestic partner benefits – Senate Democrats also added back into the budget a proposal originally introduced by Governor Doyle to extend state taxpayer funded health insurance benefits to the “domestic partners” of state, UW System and local government employees.

• Government in-home visits for first-time parents – The budget plan also creates a universal “home-visiting” program for first-time parents. This program would have a state-sponsored human services representative visit the homes of first-time parents for the purpose of “preventing child abuse and neglect.” While this program sounds well-intentioned, sending a government representative to check up on how you are raising your new baby constitutes an unprecedented and unacceptable intrusion into the lives of Wisconsin families by the state government.

• Expand contraceptive distribution program to fifteen-year-old boys – The budget as proposed by Governor Doyle and amended by Senate Democrats seeks to expand the Family Planning Demonstration Project to provide taxpayer-funded contraceptives (condoms) to boys as young as fifteen years of age – without parental knowledge.

Each of the items mentioned above were introduced as part of a "8 page amendment that was made available to legislators and the public on the same morning in which a vote was taken; barely enough time to read them much less give them full consideration. As I mentioned above, when a policy item is inserted into the state budget, there is a good chance that it will not be noticed, thereby eliminating the most important step in the lawmaking process – public debate. Unfortunately, this is one way in which bad laws are passed.

Sadly, this tactic also erodes public faith in our government institutions. The citizens of our state deserve for the laws that affect them to be made in the open and with a full public discussion. However, the process used in the formulation of the budget proposal advanced by Democrats in the State Senate does not live up to this important standard. Again, another reason why I confidently voted “no” on the Senate budget plan.

As always, it has been a pleasure communicating with you. Please remember to communicate with me and share your input by calling 888-295-8750, writing to me at P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882, or by e-mailing me at Sen.Leibham@legis.state.wi.us. You can also log on to the 9th Senate District on-line office at http://www.leibhamsenate.com./

It is an honor representing the residents of the 9th District in the State Senate!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Be of good cheer, only work, only strive cheerfully; for nothing is lost. Every prayer of yours, every psalm you sing is recorded. Every alms, every fast is recorded. Every marriage duly observed is recorded.
But as you have gladly, listened to the good things, listen without shrinking to the contrary.
Every covetous deed of yours is recorded. Every fleshly deed, every perjury, every blasphemy, every sorcery, every theft, every murder. All these are recorded.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386AD) on the Presence of God
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Monday, July 16, 2007

War with Iran is now almost certain...

Iran demands oil pay in yen not dollars

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources/article2070938.ece

The dollar fell against the yen this afternoon on reports Iran has asked Japan to stop paying for its oil in dollars...
Judge's Damage-Before-Discovery Raises More 9/11 Questions

In his decision, the judge makes note that many of those who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks took advantage of a government initiated "Victim Compensation Fund" and received quick compensation. The quid pro quo? Those who took the compensation could not then participate in a further lawsuit to find out exactly what happened...

In other words, it was all hush money, and now those who refused to take the hush money and sued anyway will still be clocked form discovery by the Federal Courts.
They hypocrisy of abortion!

Victim's mother wants charges to be dropped

(Published Friday, July 13, 2007 11:39:58 AM CST)

http://www.gazetteextra.com/friesema071307.asp

by Mike HeineGazette staff

ELKHORN-The mother of a young woman killed in a single-car crash doesn't want the driver charged with homicide by intoxicated driving.

Michelle Hamilton of Delavan said her daughter Courtney Hamilton made a mistake by getting into a car with a man authorities suspect was drunk the night of April 29.

Mark A. Friesema, 21, Delavan, faces two counts of homicide by intoxicated driving in the deaths of Courtney and her unborn baby. Friesema's blood alcohol level shortly after the crash was 0.151 percent, according to the criminal complaint.

"I've talked to the family and (to) Mark. I've met him personally. I have no ill feelings toward him whatsoever," Michelle Hamilton said. "It was a dumb mistake."

Michelle suspects Courtney had been drinking, too, before the crash. The two were going to share an apartment and were coming home from a party near Delavan Lake, Michelle said.

According to police, Friesema was traveling about 55 mph on South Shore Drive when he lost control of his Mercedes and crashed into a tree at the intersection of Bailey Road.

The passenger side of the car took the brunt of the impact. Courtney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friesema spent several weeks in a hospital for extensive injuries.

"I think he's genuine, and he's sorry. I've seen it in his eyes when he apologized," Michelle Hamilton said.

Courtney had been planning to get an abortion, Michelle said.

District Attorney Phil Koss would not comment when told of Hamilton's feelings. He said he hadn't yet spoken to her personally.

Michelle said she expects to talk to Koss soon."I have a three-page letter I'll be presenting to him," she said.

If Koss doesn't drop the charges, Friesema could be facing more than 50 years in prison if convicted.Friesema currently is in custody on a $50,000 cash bond.

"I think he's already paid the price," Michelle said. "He's going to be paying the price the rest of his life."
Winning their hearts and minds!

Marine: Unit Was Ordered to 'Crank Up Violence Level' in Iraq

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,289345,00.html

Sunday, July 15, 2007

CAMP PENDLETON, California — A Marine corporal said Marines in his unit began routinely beating Iraqis after officers ordered them to "crank up the violence level," the Los Angeles Times reported.

Cpl. Saul H. Lopezromo testified Saturday at the murder trial of Cpl. Trent D. Thomas.

"We were told to crank up the violence level," the newspaper quoted Lopezromo as saying in testimony for the defense.

When a juror asked for further explanation, Lopezromo said: "We beat people, sir."

Weeks after allegedly being criticized by officers for not being tough enough, seven Marines and a Navy corpsman went out late one night to find and kill a suspected insurgent in the village of Hamandiya near the Abu Ghraib prison. The Marines and corpsman were from 2nd Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment.

Lopezromo said the man was known to his neighbors as the "prince of jihad," and had been arrested several times and later released by the Iraqi legal system.

Unable to find him, the Marines and corpsman dragged another man from his house, fatally shot him, and then planted an AK-47 assault rifle near the body to make it appear he had been killed in a shootout, according to court testimony...
Israel is planning for an all out war - Israel will start it - and our sons and daughters will be drafted to finish it!

'IDF preparing for all-out war'

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3426132,00.html

"The IDF is preparing itself for an all-out war, and this is a major change in the military's working premise following the Second Lebanon War," said Major-General (res) Eyal Ben-Reuven, who served as the Northern Command chief’s deputy during the war...

Guess what the Masons are up to now!
Ya know - i love it when people ask me questions like: "Why do you care about all this, why do you bother with it?" Here is one fine example of why I "bother with it" - i know enough about masonry to know damn well that freemasons are not one bit concerned about the welfare of my children - and because of my knowledge of masonry - i would never in a million years be gullible enough to give these satanists any access to information on my children.



Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


O Most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,
fruitful vine,
splendor of heaven,
Blessed Mother of the Son of God,
Immaculate Virgin,
assist me in this my necessity...
O, star of the sea,
help me
and show me herein you are my mother.

O holy Mary, Mother of God,
Queen of heaven and earth,
I humbly beseech you
from the bottom of my heart,
to aid me in my need;
there are none that can withstand your power.

O show me herein you are my Mother.
O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us
who have recourse to thee.

O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us
who have recourse to thee.

O Mary, conceived without sin,
pray for us
who have recourse to thee.

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

Amen


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The apparition of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel actually begins with the story of the life of St. Simon Stock. And, the apparition unfolds within the story of the Carmelite Order, who has as its patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Simon Stock was born in the County of Kent, England about the year 1165. Records indicate that when Simon was about 12 years old he began to live as a hermit and chose to live in the hollow trunk of a huge oak tree. He studied the Word of God and shared it with others, as he developed into an itinerant preacher. Then, when the Carmelite Order came to England, he entered its community and became a friar.

Soon, he traveled to Rome, and from there, onto Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land. On the holy mountain of Elijah, in the western Galilee (very near the city of Haifa today), Simon Stock spent several formative years in the Carmelite monastery of Mt. Carmel.

It is historically certain that in 1247, when Simon was 82 years old, he was elected the sixth superior-general of the Carmelites, at the first chapter held in Aylesford, England. He continued to live in Aylesford (where the apparitions occurred). Throughout his life, he continued to show remarkable energy and did much to benefit the order then, as well as, far into the future. Unfortunately, at that particular time the order was experiencing much oppression – struggling everywhere to gain admission, either to obtain the consent of the secular clergy, or the toleration of other orders.

In the year 1251, the monks fervently asked their patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for her special intercession, counsel and guidance as to what to do. Her answer was revealed to their prior, that they were “to apply fearlessly to Pope Innocent, for they will receive from him an effective remedy for these difficulties.” The prior followed the counsel of the Virgin, and the order received a letter of protection from Innocent IV against any such molestations. (Papal letter dated 13 Jan. 1252, Perugia.)

It was during the same year of 1251, that Our Lady of Mt. Carmel appeared to Simon Stock with a scapular in her hand. On Sunday, July 16th she appeared to him holding the child Jesus in one arm and the brown scapular in her other hand. She said to Simon, “Take, beloved son, this scapular of thy Order as a badge of my confraternity and for thee and all Carmelites a special sign of grace; whoever dies in this garment, will not suffer everlasting fire. It is the sign of salvation, a safeguard in dangers, a pledge of peace and of the covenant.”

After this apparition, Simon was instrumental in the formation of Carmelite houses in the university cities of that era: Cambridge, Oxford, Paris and Bologna. He, also, became distinguished for his special veneration and love for the Blessed Mother, as evidenced by the moving chants and canticles that he wrote in her honor.

St. Simon Stock lived a holy life for 100 years! He died in the Carmelite monastery at Bordeaux, France on May 16, 1265.

The feast of “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel” was instituted between 1376 and 1386 to celebrate the victory of the Carmelite order over its enemies on obtaining the official seal of approval of its name and constitution from Pope Honorius III on January 30, 1226. But the feast day was assigned to July 16th because on that date in 1251, according to Carmelite traditions, the scapular was given by Our Lady to St. Simon Stock. This apparition was officially approved by Pope Sixtus V in 1587.


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