Saturday, January 31, 2009
“Benedict XVI's strong stand against denying the Holocaust was welcomed Wednesday by the highest Jewish authority in Israeli, which had threatened to sever ties indefinitely with the Vatican.
The Chief Rabbinate's action was in protest to the pope's decision to lift the excommunication for a traditionalist bishop who denied the existence of the Holocaust.“Speaking at his Wednesday audience, Benedict reiterated his full support for his ''Jewish brothers'' and said the Holocaust must not be denied because ''the memory of the Shoah regenerates our humanity and helps us reflect on the unexpected power which evil can exert on the hearts of man''. The importance of the Shoah, the German-born Benedict XVI added, ''cannot be denied nor diminished because violence committed against even one man is violence against all men''.
According to Antipope Benedict XVI, the Jewish version of the Holocaust cannot be denied, but Protestants don’t have to accept Vatican I or the Council of Trent; and Jews don’t have to accept Jesus Christ. That’s quite revealing. Benedict XVI has strong words for “Holocaust” denial, but does nothing about pro-abortion “Catholic” figures who promote abortion and contraception or other forms of immorality.
"I was just told by the Spanish foreign minister that Spain decided to change the legislation," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told journalists after a telephone conversation with her Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos.
"In order to change the possibility of different organisations, political organisations, to abuse the legal system in Spain in order to put charges against Israelis and others that are fighting terror."
Dropping white phosphorus on kids is fighting terror?
Fifty Catholic members of Congress have written Pope Benedict XVI, asking him to directly reject the views of British-born Bishop Richard Williamson, who has denied the scale of the Holocaust. Benedict last week reinstated Williamson and three other bishops who have rejected the church's teachings from the second Vatican Council. An excerpt:
"We understand that . . . you do not share in his views. And we welcome your recent statement expressing 'full and indisputable solidarity' with the Jewish people. But this is too sensitive an issue to be handled without a direct repudiation of Bishop Williamson's views. As a spiritual leader and the head of the Catholic Church, we believe it is vital that you publicly state your unequivocal position on this matter so that it is clear where the Church stands on one of the most consequential events of the 20th century. To neglect to do so is to allow others to portray it as they wish and impede the progress made over so many years toward harmony and reconciliation."
See the game and the purpose of all this? You are going to see a direct doctrinal condemnation of Holocau$t denial from the novus ordo "church".
This will give more fuel for more nations to pass laws against denial of the holohoax!
Also - did you see the quote from the "pope" - ('full and indisputable solidarity' with the Jewish people.)
Hmm - full and indisuputable solidarity with a group of people who deny Jesus Christ and hate Him with a hatred that is beyond discription!
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
1 February 2009
"Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith?"
The Catholic Church was once a great a powerful force in the world, just as Christ was once a great and powerful force in His day when multitudes listened to Him and followed Him. Then we see the Church reduced to a few and overwhelmed by liberals and modernist and just like the Apostles we are tempted to think that Christ is asleep and we grow fearful as the world sends forth its waves and storms of attack. But, we must shake off these temptations with the same rebuke that our Lord gave to the Apostles, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?"
Nothing can happen but what God wills or allows. This great apostasy that rages all around us is the result of God's permissive will, just as the storm that raged round the boat of the Apostles was permitted by God. We smile at the Apostles and their fear. We think that they should have known better. But, have we ever been in a small boat that was being overwhelmed by wind and waves? We have our storms but storms of a somewhat different nature. And all too often we are just as fearful if not more so than the Apostles were.
What have we to fear from our enemies? What can they possibly do to us? They can possibly torture and kill us but what is that to us who are going to die one day anyway? If we begin our eternal lives a little sooner why should we complain?
But, setting all this aside, it is God that ultimately is in charge. If any thing happens to us, He has allowed it. And He wishes only that which is of benefit for our eternal lives. Do we feel oppressed or alone or abandoned in this sea of modernism and liberalism? Do we feel at times as if we are being overwhelmed? Then it is time to remind ourselves of God's presence, and to renew and strengthen our trust in Him. Let us have courage. All things work for the good of those who love God. We are never alone and God does not miss a thing.
We must strive to develop a firm confidence in God because He is all powerful, all good, and all wise.
Our confidence must likewise be active. God helps those who help themselves. He will not do for us what He has given us the power to do for ourselves. The poor man can pray for riches all day, but it will be the active man who adds labors to his prayers and pursues his goal with the help of God's grace, who will achieve this goal. If we wish to obtain heaven we must conscientiously keep the commandments. If we wish to obtain forgiveness of our sins we must be truly sorry for them and confess them. If we wish to remain in the state of grace, we must watch and pray. While confidence in God is a virtue, it becomes a sin when we refuse to do our part. A sick man that refuses the remedies that God has given him while praying for a miracle commits a sin against this virtue.
Likewise those who will do nothing to stem the tides of modernism and liberalism but quietly and passively "trust" in God, these too sin against this virtue of confidence in God. We must be active; we must raise our voices when this is called for; we must make sacrifices and do penance for this purpose. God will overcome all of this (with or without us). The question is which side do we wish to be on. When He returns will He find us busy about His work, or will He find us lazy and indolent and living in sinful presumption?
Last of all our confidence must be based upon the merits of Jesus Christ. Though our confidence must be active and we must do our part we must likewise remember that it is purely the merits of Christ that makes us worthy of this confidence. St. Bernard once said to the devil, "It is true, I am absolutely unworthy of heaven; it is true, I do not, and never shall merit it; nevertheless, I hope for it, because the goodness, love, and mercy of God are infinite; I hope to enjoy the everlasting glory of the heavenly kingdom, because Jesus Christ has merited it for me."
If we practice these aspects of the virtue of confidence in God we will find that we can be delivered from worldly anxieties and cares; we will find comfort amid sufferings and persecutions; strength in temptations; and ease in the practice of virtues and good works.
It may appear dark and hopeless but God is not dead; He is not far away; and He is not sleeping. He will come to our aid when He sees that we have done all that we can and we realize that all our efforts are in vain without His assistance. Let us have faith and courage and fight the good fight with the grace of God right up to our last breath.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
What would happen if all of those people would see this commercial? Would it change hearts? Is that what they are afraid of?
Of course, nearly everything that Williamson says in this interview is true, but what is the real game here?
We all know that much of what the Lefebverites say is true regarding the heresies of Vatican II, but the problem with all heretics, apostates, schismatics, etc... is not the truth that they retain - it is with the lies they promote.
It seems to me this is going to unfold as another attempt to make holocaust denial seem insane.
Have you seen what has happened with the historian David Irving? He was a well known and respected WWII Historian - and he denied the Holocaust and ended up in prison - this was a game - he now claims that Hitler prophesied that he (Irving) would appear and set the record straight about the Nazis - this is done to make all holocaust denial seem to belong to the realm of the insane. I suspect that Irving was part of this game all along as is Williamson.
The mother of two children who are being adopted by gay men even though their grandparents want to care for them wept yesterday as she told of her final meeting with her son and daughter.
‘I told them, “Listen, Mummy is not going to see you for a while”,’ she said. Her son replied: ‘But Mummy, I want to come and stay with you and Granny and Grandad.’
The row over the future of the five-year-old boy and four-year-old girl intensified yesterday after the Daily Mail revealed details of the heartbreaking case. Theirgrandparents spent two years fighting for the right to care for the children, whose 26-year-old mother is a recovering heroin addict. She desperately wanted her parents to look after them.
But social workers said their ages – he is 59 and she is 46 – and their health – he has angina and she is diabetic – ruled them out.
The mother told the Mail that she had been ordered to say her goodbyes to the children last August during a trip to Edinburgh Zoo. ‘They told me not to cry and be strong so as not to upset the children,’ she said. ‘How can you tell a mother that when she’s never going to see her children again?’
She voiced her anger at the decision to allow her son and daughter to be fostered by a homosexual couple.
‘I did not under any circumstances want my children to be placed with gay men. I wanted them to have a mum and a dad...
The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart. This cross He now sends you He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His divine mind, tested with His wise justice, warmed with loving arms and weighed with His own hands to see that it be not one inch too large and not one ounce too heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all-merciful love of God.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Bishop's beliefs not acceptable, Vatican says
Jan 27, 2009 04:30 AM
Nicole Winfield ASSOCIATED PRESS
VATICAN CITY–The Vatican said yesterday that comments by a recently rehabilitated bishop
that no Jews were gassed during the Holocaust were unacceptable and violate Church teaching.
In a front-page article, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano reaffirmed that Pope Benedict XVI, who is German, deplored all forms of anti-Semitism and that all Roman Catholics must do the same...
One must wonder why Pope Pius XII - the last valid and legitimate Pope never once mentioned a "holocaust" or anything at all about any genocide or mass extermination of Jews, etc... by the Germans. He was Pope throughout almost all of World War II until his death in 1958.
It is curious that if Pope Pius XII believed that 6 million Jews (men, women and children) were mass executed by the Nazi's that he never even so much as mentioned it - especially considering that he lived until 1958 - well after the war.
Catholic group apologizes for Holocaust denial
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The leader of a traditionalist Catholic movement apologized to Pope Benedict on Tuesday for remarks denying the Holocaust made by one of his members whom the pope recently rehabilitated.
Bishop Bernard Fellay also said that he had disciplined the bishop who made the statement, British-born Richard Williamson, and ordered him not to speak out again on any political or historical issues.
Williamson's remarks on the Holocaust, most recently on Swedish TV last week, provoked widespread criticism by Jews who said he had wiped out nearly half a century of dialogue with Catholics.
Last Saturday, the pope lifted the 20-year-old excommunication of Fellay, Williamson and two other bishops of the traditionalist fraternity.
Fellay's statement was released by the Vatican.
DISSING COUSINS: OBAMA, CHENEY, BUSH RELATED
By HASANI GITTENS
October 17, 2007
Who says Barack Obama doesn't have what it takes to be president? Turns out, he's a distant cousin of both Dick Cheney and George Bush...
Monday, January 26, 2009
ROME (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has praised as "providential" the Second Vatican Council, the 1960s meetings that led to liberalizing reforms in the Church.
Benedict spoke at a prayer service Sunday marking the 50th anniversary of the announcement convening Vatican II, which led to reforms such as Mass being celebrated in local languages rather than Latin.
The anniversary came just days after Benedict rehabilitated four traditionalist bishops who were deeply opposed to Vatican II's reforms. The four were excommunicated after being consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre without papal consent.
Benedict has said Vatican II was not the rupture with the past that liberals say it was, but rather a "continuity" of church history. (Yea - the history of the anti-Christ!)
St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716AD)
Sunday, January 25, 2009
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226AD) on the Eucharist
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Saturday, January 24, 2009
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Third Sunday after Epiphany
25 January 2009
Today we witness two men professing their faith in Jesus Christ. The profession of our faith is a necessity for the reception of God's grace and the salvation of our souls.
Christ has said: "Whosoever shall confess me before man, I will also confess him before my Father who is in Heaven." (Matt. 10: 32)
We must always be ready to profess the true faith. When we are questioned by those in authority we must be prepared to profess our belief in the true faith even if it means being tortured and put to a most cruel and painful death. Christ when questioned by the high priest did not hesitate to say that He is Jesus Christ the Son of God. The saints did not hesitate even in the face of certain death (martyrdom) to profess their faith.
In today's society there is such an indifference to religion that it now seems improbable that we will be asked to deny our faith or die. The devils have established an indirect manner of having men deny God today. Society tends to ignore the faith of the individual in a faulty sense of "freedom" and "separation of church and state". This places God and our faith in a much less prominent role in our lives. God is no longer the first place if He is given any place at all. This is an indirect denial, if you will, of God (Who demands the first place.)
Religion and politics which should both be of great importance to every man has now been relegated to a hidden and last place in men's lives. All too often we hear people announce that they do not discuss "religion and politics". They do not discuss God or society. And these are most important things for men to know, love and share with their fellow men.
Our society and the devils have divided and conquered: first, men's faith in God and next, men's love for their country, government, and even their families. Every man appears isolated now from all religious, political and family society. I witness constantly people living, working, traveling, etc. together, and they are so self absorbed and self centered that they barely if at all recognize the existence of those around them. Young people have their electronic games, mp3 players, and cell phones and live in their own "virtual" world, and appear completely incapable of dealing with the "real" world around them, and much less the real world of the supernatural and God.
If we speak to them of God and the faith they look as if we are speaking in a foreign language to them. Or they put on a condescending attitude as if they are far above and removed from having any faith. They will often even tell you that they believe that we have the right to believe whatever we want. And therefore they have the right to believe whatever they want and so we should just drop the entire subject and go on with more important things. But, what could be more important than our eternal welfare?
As true Roman Catholics we must ever be vigilant to proclaim and display our faith. We must not be ashamed to have articles of our faith prominently displayed in our homes for all to see who visit us. We should never hesitate to bless ourselves before we eat _ even in public _ or to be seen praying our Rosary beads. We should never hesitate to bow our heads at every mention of our Lord's name, or to come to His defense when His name is taken in vain. We should ever be vigilant to receive the Sacraments, especially Confession and Holy Communion. How many souls are scandalized and lost for all of eternity because "good" Catholics did nothing?
When asked what we believe we should never be at a loss of what to say. Every Catholic should be able to recite at least the Apostles' Creed from memory at any time. This gives us a very concise declaration of the true faith. There are also the Athanasian, and the Nicene Creeds available to refute various errors of faith. We should know our catechism and have a ready answer for most every question that may be posed to us by non-believers. And today we must have also somewhat of an understanding of the decrees of the Council of Trent. This council gives us a solemn profession of faith and refutes many more errors of the heretics of modern times, especially those of the new religion (Novus Ordo) that promote a false ecumenism, liberalism, and modernism.
Let us not deceive ourselves into thinking that just because we did not openly deny our faith that we have done well. All too often men are damned because of sins of omission. It is just as much a denial of Christ to say or do nothing. We need not be fanatics, but we must not be careless of our obligations to profess our faith by our words, signs and actions.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
If you have clear understanding of the globalist picture and agenda, only then will brother Michael Diamond's great work at uncovering the truth be revealed to you. Other wise you continue to be lost reading stupid blogs like this, who can only discredit the work of others, and never say anything of value. The globalists pay big bucks for guys to write posts and blogs like this one bashing 9/11 truth, or the true catholic faith. And fluoride drinking tv brainwashed public fall rite into the trap.
1/21/2009 11:42 PM
"Brother" Michael Diamond is no "Brother" and has no authority in the Catholic Church.You are sadly deceived and need to humbly submit to the REAL AUTHORITY in the Church - the valid and legitimate Bishops - of which there are precious few - not some laymen dressed in religious garb with absolutely no authority from anyone - let alone God!
The Diamond boys are con artists. Neither submit to any authority whatsoever. Never in the history of the Catholic Church have laymen had the authority to teach, interpret Scripture, doctrines, and dogmas unless it was given them by a valid and legitimate Bishop. These characters teach that no Bishop has any ordinary jurisdiction - in other words - no Bishop has any authority. This is absurd.
This is satanic pride at its most hypocritical level. These clowns believe that the clergy should submit to them!
Michael tried very hard to get one of the last valid and legitimate Bishops on the planet to ordain him - and was refused ordination. What was Michael's response - he would attend Masses offered by this Bishop in ridiculous disguises trying to find some supposed heresy being taught - finding none - he digs up a mentally ill former seminarian of the said Bishop and does an "interview" to malign the good name of the Bishop.
The Diamond brothers are EVIL. Remember Satan appears as an angel of light - so too can satan appear as the remnant of the Church!
Regarding 9/11 Truth - the TRUTH IS THAT 9/11 WAS AN ISRAELI OPERATION and any supposed 9/11 "truther" that does not expose this fact - is a liar and working against the truth!
“If therefore holy men, when they do mighty things, think themselves worthless, what must be said of those who, without fruit of virtue, are yet swollen with pride? But any works, although they be good, are as nothing unless seasoned with humility.”
The judges sat outside the Law
Lyrics: Kemper Crabb
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD) on Suffering
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two days before he became the next American Vice President, Sen. Joe Biden attended John F. Kennedy's own Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church for Mass, where parishioners gave the pro-abortion politician a standing ovation minutes after he received communion.
Biden has reportedly worshipped at Holy Trinity several times while serving as a senator.
The event sparked criticism because, according to Church teaching, public figures who support abortion legislation are automatically excommunicated for violating the Church's pro-life teaching, and therefore should not be given communion.
"This episode perfectly illustrates the contrast between 'identity Catholicism' and 'conviction Catholicism,'" said Thomas Peters of the American Papist blog. The former, he said, "reduces the term Catholic to a merely technical description: in this way Joe Biden is a Catholic. He was baptized, attends Mass, puts 'Catholic' on his questionnaire.
"Conviction Catholicism," however, means "that one allows their Catholic faith to shape their life, and therefore one actually tries to abide by it, in this way Joe Biden is not a Catholic: He is woefully ignorant of what his own faith teaches ... and shows little desire to put his faith into action when it comes to issues as fundamental as safeguarding human life."
Biden has come under fire several times from Catholic leaders and laity for misrepresenting Church teaching by insisting that his pro-abortion views are consonant with his Catholic faith, most notably on a Meet the Press interview last September.
St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226AD) on the Eucharist
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Abridged from a prayer composed by Archbishop Carroll AD 1800 for the United States of America.
We pray Thee, almighty and eternal God, who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy; that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue, with unchanging faith, in the confession of Thy name.
We pray Thee, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist, with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude, the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people, over whom he presides, by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality.
Let the light of Thy divine wisdom direct the deliberations of the Congress, and shine forth in all the proceedings and laws framed for our rule and government; so that they may tend to the preservation of peace, the promotion of national happiness, the increase of industry, sobriety and useful knowledge, and may perpetuate to us the blessings of equal liberty.
We pray for his Excellency the Governor of this State, for the members of the Assembly, for all Judges, Magistrates, and other officers who are appointed to guard our political welfare; that they may be enabled, by Thy powerful protection, to discharge the duties of their respective stations with honesty and ability.
We recommend likewise to Thy unbounded mercy all our brethren and fellow-citizens, throughout the United States, that they may be blessed in the knowledge, and sanctified in the observance of Thy most holy law; that they may be preserved in union and in that peace which the world cannot give; and, after enjoying the blessings of this life, be admitted to those which are eternal.
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD) on Prayers for the Dead
Monday, January 19, 2009
California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants
John Chiang announces that his office will suspend $3.7 billion in payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, because with no budget in place the state lacks sufficient cash to pay its bills.
By Evan Halper and Patrick McGreevy January 17, 2009
Reporting from Sacramento -- The state will suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants and other payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, Controller John Chiang announced Friday.
Chiang said he had no choice but to stop making some $3.7 billion in payments in the absence of action by the governor and lawmakers to close the state's nearly $42-billion budget deficit. More than half of those payments are tax refunds.
Remember - a tax refund is YOUR MONEY - it is an OVERPAYMENT to the State! THIS IS THEFT PURE AND SIMPLE!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
By Kathleen Gilbert
ELKHORN, Wisconsin, January 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an effort to combat "homophobia," a Wisconsin public school teacher implemented a 38-day regimen explicitly designed to change the minds of students who did not view homosexuality as equal to heterosexuality.
11-th grade English teacher Sarah Arnold says she was inspired to create the curriculum, entitled "Exposing Hidden Homophobia," when she heard an "anti-gay undertone" in students' conversations, which included making fun of "anything that defied gender stereotype," according to an article printed in the pro-homosexual publication by the Southern Poverty Law Center "Teaching Tolerance."
"Some people would say we don't have a wide demographic variety here," Arnold said of the mostly white Elkhorn Area High School. "It's more accurate to say that we have demographics that aren't acknowledged."
The program Arnold developed included "in-depth exploration of depictions" of homosexuality in mass media; several homosexual-themed films, documentaries, books and novels; internet research on "the nature of homophobia"; and a "homophobia questionnaire" coupled with a "heterosexual questionnaire" designed to take questions "commonly asked of homosexuals and ask them of heterosexuals" - e.g., "When did you decide to become heterosexual?'"
Although students were reluctant and parents "balked," particularly Christian parents, Arnold would argue that the project supported "higher-order thinking skills" because students were asked to perform such tasks as assembling and presenting portfolios of their research into homosexual culture and media.
The article claims that, thanks to the program, students began to adopt a more favorable view of homosexuality, as evidenced by portfolio essays and an increased membership in the school's Gay-Straight Alliance.
Colleen Rafter, principal of Raritan High School in Hazlet, N.J., said she convinced the English department in her school to adopt a homosexuality program similar to Arnold's, according to the article.
"We really want to make a change in how people think and act," Rafter said. "I will try to be more brave on these issues myself."
The article then provides resources and lesson plans for other public school teachers to use, including shortened versions of Arnold's "Hidden Homophobia Unit."
Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute said she was "speechless" when she learned of the curriculum.
"Wisconsin public schools are permitting radical ideologues to use public money to promote their subversive, unproven moral conclusions and political goals about homosexuality," said Higgins in an IFI article. "These propagandists, who should be teaching history or literature or writing, are instead pursuing their illegitimate goals of transforming the views of other people's children on the contentious issue of homosexuality."
Higgins lamented the fact that English teachers in particular are given leeway, based on their ability to choose topics, to advance their personal beliefs through their choice of curriculum.
"Arnold, like countless other English teachers, bases her text selections on whether the ideas conform to and advance her socio-political goals and her particular moral convictions," said Higgins. "And she's doing this with public money."
To contact Elkhorn high school:Tina Bosworth, principal482 E. Geneva St.Elkhorn, WI 53121[Tel] (262) 723-4920[Fax] (262) 723-8092
To read the "Teaching Tolerance" article, go to: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/grant.jsp?p=0&is=44
To view the "Hidden Homophobia Unit" curriculum content, go to: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/activities/activity.jsp?ar=1017
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Second Sunday after Epiphany
18 January 2009
The Wedding Feast at Cana painted by Paolo Caliari in1562
In today's Gospel we witness the miracle at the wedding feast of Cana. This is Christ's first public miracle and it is performed for the benefit of the marriage state. It is therefore fitting that we focus our attention upon this most wonderful sacrament.
Marriage unites two people together for the rest of their lives. "What God has joined together let no man put asunder." (Matt. 19: 6) It is therefore imperative that we be very circumspect in the choice of partners that we make for ourselves. The state of mismatched marriages becomes a living hell. Two people are united body and soul to each other in this life and very often this union is the cause of their mutual eternal happiness or their eternal misery. Let us be vigilant in choosing the mate that God has chosen for us, and not the one that pleases our passing fancy.
All too often people marry for passing things such as, beauty, money, or station. They soon discover that none of these things can make them happy, and on the contrary they are often the cause of much sadness and misery. Or these material things fade away and the married people soon find that now they have no interest in each other, yet they are bound to each other for the rest of their lives.
All of us must live chastely but especially those who are preparing for marriage. An engagement is not a license to live in sin. Those who indulge their sexual lusts while in the single state prepare for themselves disappointment and frustration in the married state. St. Paul states that: "If thou take a wife, thou hast not sinned, and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned; nevertheless, such shall have tribulation of the flesh." (I Cor. 7: 28) This tribulation of the flesh is a misery and heartache that many thought they would leave behind when they entered into the married state only to find that it is increased when they are indissolubly united to each other.
When we enter marriage we must do so as children of God with virtuous motives, not for lust.
Let us say with the young Tobias: "Thou knowest, Lord, that not for fleshly lust do I take my sister (cousin) to wife, but only for the love of posterity, in which Thy name may be blessed for ever and ever." (Tobias 8: 9) Or let us say with Sara: "Thou knowest Lord, that I never coveted a husband, and have kept my soul clean form all lust . . . but a husband I consented to take, with Thy fear, not with my lust." (Tobias 3: 16, 18)
Sexual indulgence in: pornography; self abuse; or fornication and adultery only lead to unreal sexual fantasies that can never be realized. And this is cause for much frustration and disappointment in marriage because they soon discover that the unreal fantasies that they entertained are unsustainable, and rather than the happiness and pleasure that they would find in their passions they now find disappointment and frustration. There is no true love in such relationships there is only self love. The partners only become instruments for each other's mutual lustful gratification.
Our bodies and souls have been created for much greater things than the passing desires of our bodies. The unregulated and unbounded pursuit of sexual gratification only leads to an emptiness of soul, shame and disgust for one's self and for those who have been cooperative instruments in this shameful and disgusting pursuit.
The first of Christ's miracles was for the benefit of the married state, and even today He offers His grace to those in the married state. But, we must do our part in receiving and benefiting from these graces. As pointed out above we must enter into this marriage in a worthy state and with worthy intentions. Lest we receive this sacrament sacrilegiously, we should make a good general confession. This will make us humble and free from sin and thus worthy of the graces of the sacrament of Marriage. Then, we should receive Our Lord in Holy Communion and thus enter into the marriage state with Christ not only present in our hearts and souls but, even in our bodies as we enter into this new and sacred state of our lives.
For those who are engaged let them say with the pious young Tobias: "Sara, arise, and let us pray to God today, and tomorrow, and the next day; because for these three nights we are joined to God, and when the third night is over, we shall be in our own wedlock; for we are the children of saints, and we must not be joined together like heathens that know not God." (Tob. 8: 4, 5)
For those of us who may have had the misfortune to have already entered into marriage without a vocation from God or with unworthy motives let us hear the words of St. Augustine: "If you have not been called, make yourself called." Let us do penance for the past and thoroughly amend our lives. Then God will be with us, and grant us all necessary grace, and we may yet work out our salvation and secure eternal happiness in heaven.
If the moon rocks had traces of sea salt, they would claim the moon once had oceans. Did you know a moon rock was found in Antarctica? How many of our scientists are as stupid as they appear? And how many are lying to us?
interesting thoughts from Eric Hufschmid
Friday, January 16, 2009
I just wanted to share a bit of Alaska with you. We have had some pretty amazing weather lately. Anyway, hope this link works and enjoy the scenery...
This came from a reader of the blog in Alaska.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
MALBORK, Poland (Reuters) - Polish authorities have unearthed the remains of 1,800 bodies and expect to find even more in a mass grave first discovered three months ago and believed to date back to the final days of World War Two.
The site is in a corner of northern Poland that was part of Germany until 1945 and the authorities suspect the remains are of ethnic German civilians, at least some of whom were probably killed by advancing Soviet forces.
"We are dealing with a mass grave of civilians, probably of German origin. The presence of children... suggests they were civilians," Zbigniew Sawicki, a Polish archaeologist supervising the exhumation, told Reuters on Wednesday...
...When the grave was discovered, authorities initially found the remains of just 60 people but the figure mounted rapidly.
"These people were buried in an appalling and inhuman manner," said Piotr Szwedowski, a Malbork city official.
"It was a serious shock to us... We are trying to exhume the remains in the most humane way possible and to ensure them a respectable burial," he added.
State prosecutors said Poland's Institute of National Remembrance would conduct research into the findings...
This is likely one of many mass graves of Germans who were exterminated during and after WWII by the Jewish/Communists.
Note that when a real mass grave is discovered the bodies are exhumed in a humane manner and given a respectable burial - and that there is an investigation and attempts are made to discover the identity of the victims.
Funny this never happens when it is supposedly the mass gave of Jewish victims of the Holocau$t!
THINK ABOUT IT!
Hi, do you find it interesting that just when world pressure begins to mount against Israel (hundreds of thousands protesting in various countries around the world, including Times Square in NYC) in the midst of yet one more of its ruthless crushing of poor peoples trapped in Israeli-created ghettos, that another mysterious ‘tape’ by ‘bin Laden’ conveniently appears pushing the ‘holy war.’ ?
Bin Laden just appears out of nowhere, it seems to me anyway, whenever he is ‘needed’ - with the effect of stomping out the increasingly loud voices of disgust towards Israel?
Wondering what your take might be?
My take is exactly the same as Cecelia's - my guess is that Bin Laden is a patsy - much like Lee Harvey Oswald - Bin Laden is likely dead and resurrected whenever propaganda is needed.
Medical expert says contraceptive pill is causing global rise in male infertility
An eminent doctor writing for the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has stated that hormones from the contraceptive pill are causing a significant rise in male infertility in western nations.
Pedro Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, President of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC), writes, "We have sufficient data to affirm that one of the reasons for the not insignificant rise in male infertility in the west (due to increasingly fewer sperm in men), is the environmental contamination caused by 'the pill.'"
"We are confronted with a clear anti-ecological effect that demands further explanation from the manufacturers," continued Castellvi, who also noted that the abortifacient and carcinogenic effects of the contraceptive pill are also well known (see LifeSiteNews coverage at http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09010504.html).
Castellvi's statements echo similar utterances made by numerous other medical and scientific experts since 2004. Female hormones from birth control pills, which enter the water supply through urination, are being blamed for declining sperm counts in human and animal populations, the growth of female sex organs in male fish, breast growth in young men, and early onset of puberty in young girls.
In September of last year, a scientist at the University of Montreal 's Department of Chemistry announced the discovery that Montreal 's water treatment plant was dumping estrogen products into rivers at a level 90 times the critical amount, a level far beyond the minimum for disrupting the fertility of fish.
Last week, Mexico 's Secretariat of Health issued a warning that use of the contraceptive pill during pregnancy could raise the risk of "genital ambiguity," also known as hermaphrodism, in newborns.
Despite mounting evidence indicating the harmful effects of artificial hormones on the environment, the French Press Agency reported that Castellvi's statements were "promptly dismissed by several organizations," which claimed that female hormones are present "everywhere" and change once they are digested.
Castellvi's statements are supported by a report recently issued by FIAMC, which he says contains more than 300 source citations, the majority of which are from medical publications. His article appeared in the Jan. 4 issue of L'Osservatore Romano.
They don't want to believe it because the free-for-all sex party would be over! Where are the US scientists in this equation?? Here is another reason NOT to use the contraceptive birth control pill:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Super-Predators: Humans Force Rapid Evolution of Animals
Acting as super-predators, humans are forcing changes to body size and reproductive abilities in some species 300 percent faster than would occur naturally, a new study finds.
Hunting and fishing by individual sportsmen as well as large-scale commercial fishing are also outpacing other human influences, such as pollution, in effects on the animal kingdom. The changes are dramatic and may put the survival of some species in question.
In a review of 34 studies that tracked 29 species across 40 different geographic systems, harvested and hunted populations are on average 20 percent smaller in body size than previous generations, and the age at which they first reproduce is on average 25 percent earlier...
... The results, published online today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are similar to a host of other scientific conclusions dating back nearly two decades.
In 1990, Douglas Chadwick wrote in National Geographic magazine how trophy hunting - the practice of selecting only the largest beasts to kill -"has caused a decline in the average size of Kodiak Bears [in Alaska] over the years."
By harvesting vast numbers and targeting large, reproductively mature individuals, human predation is quickly reshaping wild populations, leaving smaller individuals to reproduce at ever-earlier ages, Darimont explained.
"The pace of changes we're seeing supercedes by a long shot what we've observed in natural systems, and even in systems that have been rapidly modified by humans in other ways,"
Darimont said. The study found the changes outpace by 50 percent those brought on by pollution and human introduction of alien species.
"As predators, humans are a dominant evolutionary force, he said.
Others agree the problem is serious. Columbia University biologist Don Melnick recently said trophy hunting is akin to selective breeding and is "highly likely to result in the end of a species."...
Ok - lets set aside the fact that selective breeding and evolution are two totally different concepts and lets examine this idea that "trophy" hunting is changing species.
They may be able to pull the wool over the eyes of the weed and nut munchers and animal rights crackpots and perhaps even many of the mainstream non-hunting public with this nonsense - but hunters can see right through this bovine excrement.
"Trophy" hunting is the selective harvest of mature animals of an exceptional size or of exceptional antler size.
The theory of these "pseudo-scientists" is that when hunters selectively hunt and kill the biggest and strongest animals that it will cause the species as a whole to get weaker and smaller because we are removing the bigger and stronger animals from the breeding population. Sounds reasonable at a glance - but here is what is missing from this equation.
A "trophy" animal is a mature animal nearing its decline. This same trophy animal was not a "trophy" animal for several breeding seasons because it was not fully mature or of the age necessary to achieve "trophy" status. In other words - these trophy animals had spread their genes in several breeding seasons prior to being harvested as a trophy.
So there is no possible way that "trophy" hunting could be changing anything in the breeding population - if anything it is preserving the gene pool by not harvesting animals until they have had several seasons to breed!
There are so many either stupid people or outright liars that you cannot believe anything anymore.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
The Holy Family
11 January 2009
Jesus went down with his parents and was subject (obedient) to them.
We see in this the most perfect foundation of the family. Obedience is the key to holding any unit of society together especially the most fundamental unit _ the family.
Christ came not to do His own will but to do the will of His heavenly Father. And in accordance with the will of His heavenly Father he was obedient to his earthly parents, both His mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and His foster father St. Joseph. We see the King of kings submitting Himself to a simple carpenter and his wife. This is truly a most profound lesson in humility if we will only awaken ourselves to see it.
Who is the greatest in this Holy Family? (Jesus). And who is the least in this Holy Family? (St. Joseph). But, who is the head and who rules the Holy Family if not the least in supernatural dignity, St. Joseph? And next in authority is the Blessed Mother Mary. She is greater in dignity than St. Joseph but she is obedient to him as his wife. And then the Child Jesus is obedient to both, yet He is the greatest in dignity because He is God!
And Christ continued this obedience to others in this world. He obeyed the civil rulers, etc. He was obedient unto death!
There are basically two types of obedience servile or forced obedience and filial or loving obedience. It is obvious that the obedience of Christ was not a servile or forced obedience but was more of the filial or loving obedience of a child. Perhaps we should not even create a classification of forced obedience, because such coercion is not really obedience at all. It is only mentioned because this is perhaps what most in the world conceives of obedience. The child who unwillingly does what he is told thinks he is obedient and his parents are satisfied with this charade, but it is not true obedience.
True obedience is a conforming and uniting of wills. The subject enters into and makes his will conformable to the will of his superior. He does that which his superior desires not because of force or fear of punishment but because he loves the superior and wishes to fulfill his superior's desire or will. When the subject becomes of one mind with his superior and wills that which his superior wills, desires that which his superior desires, and then sets out to do that which his superior wishes him to do; this subject is obedient!
The child that obeys like the Pharisee the letter of the law but not the spirit is not truly obedient. Such a child might tell his mother that he has cleaned his room and think that he is obedient when all he did was open up his closet and shove everything inside there. He has fulfilled the letter of the law (he has cleaned his room), but he has not been obedient because this was not the will of his mother when she asked him to clean his room and he knew this. He has not conformed his will to hers. This is not true obedience but is only the illusion of obedience.
And as much as women may not like to hear it, they have a superior in their husbands. They are expected to obey their husbands, just as their children are expected to obey them. If wives will not obey their husbands, how can they expect their children to obey? The children will imitate the example that they are given. If they never see true obedience being practiced, how will they ever learn or implement it themselves?
What does this leave for husbands and fathers? Are they then given free reign to be tyrants or dictators? By no means! St. Joseph was far from this. St. Paul tells us that Husbands must love their wives as their own bodies, they must love their wives as Christ loves the Church.
When the superior loves the subject, he wills and desires only that which is good for the subject. He would never ask or command anything that he would deem hurtful, harmful, degrading, etc. in any way. And when the subject sees the love the superior has for him, he all the more readily reciprocates that love and strives to conform to his will as much as possible (true obedience).
We have witnessed the destruction of the family simply by the destruction of true love and true obedience. And following the destruction of the family is that of all of society: the city, state, and nation.
Let us truly obey the superiors that God has placed over us: secular, religious, and familial. Let us obey in all things except sin. And in doing so we will know that we are not only pleasing God but we are truly obeying Him. Let us strive not only to keep the letter of God's laws or the Church's laws but let us also keep the spirit of these laws by conforming our wills to His.
What Is Hamas?
Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin, Co-Founder Of Hamas
Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi Is The Other Co-Founder
Hamas Is An Israeli Front
Hamas's core leadership is directed by Shin Bet, which is Israel's domestic intelligence service. It is financed by 'mysterious foreign entities'. In reality, the money comes from the American taxpayer, financing covert Intel operations through Israeli front groups in Jordan, Syria, and Iran.
Hamas Was Founded In 1987
Sheikh Yassin was Hamas's front man. Hamas began as a charitable organization called Da'wah Hamas. It built an impressive infrastructure catering to the social, educational, religious and cultural needs of the Palestinian people, most of them being refugees living in poverty.
In the book, “Devil’s Game", author Robert Dreyfuss revealed how the U.S. looked the other way when Israel’s secret service supported the creation of Hamas
An Old Jewish Technique
Zionists live by intrigue, and directing the opposition is one of their favorite tactics. They provide a service that someone wants, and that opens the door. In this instance, Hamas funded hospitals and medical services.
Palestinians quickly accepted Hamas, and never questioned where they got the money.
Hamas Provides The Stage For The 'Play Of Terror'
Israel couldn't slaughter these Palestinians without signs of terror. Hamas bombs that go off in Israeli restaurants mainly kill immigrants, foreign workers, and Israeli Arabs, but the Israelis scream to the world - "Hamas is killing Jews".
Maxim Restaurant Is Typical
An Arab restaurant, in Tel Aviv, was hit by a sophisticated bomb. Even though 90% of the injuries were non-Jewish, the world was flooded with images of poor Jews being slaughtered by crazed Muslims.
Where Does Hamas Get Foot Soldiers?
IDF (Isreali Defense Forces) snipers often target a potential member's siblings. The IDF often kills an entire family over time, leaving the eldest. Hamas will approach the lone survivor with promises of revenge.
What Is The Point To It?
The un-official CIA stand is that Israel's support for Hamas is a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a strong, secular PLO, by using a competing religious alternative.
The Absurdity of It All
In July of 2006, Hamas militants that kidnapped the Israeli soldier, held a press conference in the middle of Gaza. If they were real, the Shin Bet, or Yamas (IDF undercover teams), would shoot them in a heartbeat.
These are Israeli counter-intelligence operatives that live among the Palestinians.
"Make War By Way Of Deception" The motto of MOSSAD
Israel doesn't fight it's enemies. It gets it's enemies to fight each other. It had two oil-rich regional foes, Iran and Iraq, who had enough money to buy fifty Russian nukes, and turn Israel into a parking lot. So, Israel instigated the Iran- Iraq war.Afterwards, Israel used Bush Sr. with Desert Storm, and Bush Jr. with the second Iraq War in 2003, to finish Iraq off.