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Monday, August 31, 2009

Historical facts about the dangers (and failures) of vaccines

http://www.naturalnews.com/026940_vaccines_vaccination_health.html

(NaturalNews) Vaccines are the quackery of modern medicine. Mass vaccination programs not only fail to protect the population from infectious disease, they actually accelerate the spread of disease in many cases.

Many website have cropped up over the last few years to counter the pro-vaccine propaganda put out by drug companies (who profit from vaccines) and health regulators (who serve the drug companies). One of those sites is www.VaccinationDebate.com , which lists the following historical facts about vaccines:

• In the USA in 1960, two virologists discovered that both polio vaccines were contaminated with the SV 40 virus which causes cancer in animals as well as changes in human cell tissue cultures. Millions of children had been injected with these vaccines. (Med Jnl of Australia 17/3/1973 p555)

• In 1871-2, England, with 98% of the population aged between 2 and 50 vaccinated against smallpox, it experienced its worst ever smallpox outbreak with 45,000 deaths. During the same period in Germany, with a vaccination rate of 96%, there were over 125,000 deaths from smallpox. (http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/020...)The Hadwen Documents

• In Germany, compulsory mass vaccination against diphtheria commenced in 1940 and by 1945 diphtheria cases were up from 40,000 to 250,000. (Don't Get Stuck, Hannah Allen)

• In 1967, Ghana was declared measles free by the World Health Organisation after 96% of its population was vaccinated. In 1972, Ghana experienced one of its worst measles outbreaks with its highest ever mortality rate. (Dr H Albonico, MMR Vaccine Campaign in Switzerland, March 1990)

• In 1977, Dr Jonas Salk who developed the first polio vaccine, testified along with other scientists, that mass inoculation against polio was the cause of most polio cases throughout the USA since 1961. (Science 4/4/77 "Abstracts" )

• In the UK between 1970 and 1990, over 200,000 cases of whooping cough occurred in fully vaccinated children. (Community Disease Surveillance Centre, UK)• In the 1970's a tuberculosis vaccine trial in India involving 260,000 people revealed that more cases of TB occurred in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated. (The Lancet 12/1/80 p73)

• In 1978, a survey of 30 States in the US revealed that more than half of the children who contracted measles had been adequately vaccinated. (The People's Doctor, Dr R Mendelsohn)• The February 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 90% of obstetricians and 66% of pediatricians refused to take the rubella vaccine.

• In 1979, Sweden abandoned the whooping cough vaccine due to its ineffectiveness. Out of 5,140 cases in 1978, it was found that 84% had been vaccinated three times! (BMJ 283:696-697, 1981)

• In the USA, the cost of a single DPT shot had risen from 11 cents in 1982 to $11.40 in 1987. The manufacturers of the vaccine were putting aside $8 per shot to cover legal costs and damages they were paying out to parents of brain damaged children and children who died after vaccination. (The Vine, Issue 7, January 1994, Nambour, Qld)

O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to You, we shall see Your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all things.


- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Audio Sermon -13th Sunday after Pentecost
Given by Bishop Giles, OFM


Audio Sermon-13th Sunday after Pentecost
Given by Brother Bonaventure, OFM








Sunday, August 30, 2009

Doc: I 'got rid of' patient after Katrina
By MARY FOSTER (AP) – 1 day ago

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ihIz2BNe6PhkJfGQMahcpNZ4xedAD9AC4MQ80

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's top prosecutor said Friday he will not reopen a probe into allegations of euthanasia at a hospital crippled by Hurricane Katrina, despite new statements from a doctor that he drugged a terminal patient to "get rid of her faster."

Dr. Ewing Cook said that as staff at Memorial Medical Center desperately tried to care for and evacuate patients, making spot assessments of which ones might survive, he scribbled "pronounced dead at" on the patient's chart, intending to fill in time and other details later.

"I gave her medicine so I could get rid of her faster, get the nurses off the floor," Cook told ProPublica, an independent nonprofit investigative organization, in a report to be published Sunday in The New York Times Magazine.

"There's no question I hastened her demise," he said.

Cook, who was a senior physician at the hospital when the storm hit, said state investigators who previously looked into the Memorial deaths never interviewed him.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday he would not reopen a probe launched by his predecessor, Charles Foti, in which another doctor and two nurses were arrested on charges of second-degree homicide. A grand jury declined to indict them...
O'Malley to preside at Kennedy funeral

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston will preside at the funeral of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy tomorrow at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (the Mission Church). The Rev. J. Donald Monan, a Jesuit priest who was the longtime president of Boston College and is now the chancellor, will be the principal celebrant. And the Rev. Mark R. Hession, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Centerville, will deliver the homily.

Ted Kennedy has publicly supported abortion, homosexual "rights", and was clearly opposed to the Churches teachings on morality. Yet a "cardinal" of the bogus ordo church is going to "preside" at the funeral of this apostate. How much more proof does one need that this is NOT the Catholic Church?
CDC States H1N1 Vaccine May Maim and Kill 30,000 Americans

http://www.yourspine.com/Chiropractic/Swine+Flu+Vaccine+to+Maim+and+Kill.aspx

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially stated that there will be as many as 30,000 serious, potentially lethal adverse reactions to the novel H1N1 vaccine, while the FDA guidelines for the novel H1N1 vaccine only require that it work in 3 out of every 10 recipients...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Court orders Christian child into government education10-year-old's 'vigorous' defense of her faith condemned by judge
Posted: August 28, 200912:35 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh© 2009 WorldNetDaily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108084

A 10-year-old homeschool girl described as "well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level" has been told by a New Hampshire court official to attend a government school because she was too "vigorous" in defense of her Christian faith...

Just imagine for a moment what the media reaction would be if this girl was Jewish!
It appears that Israel has a long history of murdering people for their organs:


40 years after Israel's first transplant, donor's family says his heart was stolen

By Dana Weiler-Polak, Haaretz Correspondent

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1046041.html

For the medical profession, last week's 40th anniversary of Israel's first successful heart transplant was a festive occasion. But for one family, it brought back bitter memories - because the transplanted heart, according to the donor's family, was obtained through deceit and trickery.

Avraham Sadegat arrived at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in December 1968 after suffering a stroke. According to his wife, Ofra, the doctors said he was doing well, but later a nurse asked her not to stay the night. "I asked a lot of questions about Avraham's situation, but the doctors answered tersely, evasively. They averted their heads, they almost wouldn't look me in the eyes."

The next day, Ofra said, she was once again told that Avraham was doing well, but that she should not stay the night. Then, when she arrived the following day, she discovered that he had been transferred to intensive care. "We kept asking questions, but no one answered." A few hours later, doctors told her and Avraham's brother that he had died. At the same time, they heard about the transplant, but gave it no thought.

When Avraham's brother asked to see the body, the hospital refused. However, he insisted and the doctors finally gave in. The body was completely covered in bandages, "which didn't jive with a stroke, so he unwrapped the bandages, and was shocked to see the upper body empty: Instead of internal organs, there were bandages that had been stuffed inside to fill the space," Ofra said.

"They treated him like an alley cat," she said tearfully. "From the moment he entered the hospital, they apparently saw him only as a potential source of organs and not as a man in need of treatment. They only thought about how to do the deed without us knowing."

It took a few hours before the family connected the state of the body with the historic transplant. Then, they began asking questions - but the hospital insisted that Sadegat's heart had not been used.

The family then applied to three cabinet ministers, demanding to know why the heart had been taken without their consent. They did not ask for compensation; they simply wanted to know the truth. The affair aroused a media storm, but the hospital continued to stick to its denial. Only weeks later did it finally give in and admit that Sadegat's heart had been used. But it made this
admission only after the family signed a document promising not to sue.

In response, Beilinson noted it had abided by the law in force at that time, which allowed organs to be harvested without the family's consent. That is also what then-health minister Israel Barzilai told the Knesset on December 25, 1968.

This stems from their racist false and satanic religion that teaches that non-jews are nothing more than cattle! Theres more - here are a few more examples:

Bizarre death of Scottish tourist involves suicide, missing heart
http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/9384/bizarre-death-of-scottish-tourist-involves-suicide-missing-heart/

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/935092.htmlHaaretz, Two Haifa men sentenced to jail for organ trafficking, By Fadi Eyadat, Dec. 18, 2007

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/671687Sting rocks U.S. transplant industry, David Porter, Carla K. Johnson, ASSOCIATED PRESS, july 25, 2009

and there are more - just look into it there are doznes of such reports!

Friday, August 28, 2009

This is a prime example of how this lying brood of vipers and sons of satan work!


In October of 2008 the following was widely reported:



Auschwitz expert: Blueprints found in Berlin not of death camp


http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1035958.html


By Assaf Uni


A leading expert on Auschwitz on Sunday denigrated the importance of the finding of plans for the construction of the extermination camp, which was reported this weekend in the German tabloid Bild. He said the documents have been known to scholars for many years and that they were not plans to build the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but rather earlier plans for the building of a forced labor camp...


In fact - this blog relayed this story in November of 2008:


http://forchrist-contramundum.blogspot.com/2008/11/auschwitz-expert-blueprints-found-in.html


NOW A FEW SHORT YEARS LATER THESE SATANIC LIARS PUT A NEW SPIN ON THE SAME STORY...


Nazi death camp blueprints given to Israel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090827/ap_on_re_eu/eu_germany_netanyahu_auschwitz_10;_ylt=AsJiMOEb7a8KlY7xraxDftBbbBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTE2MzhrNDk3BHBvcwMyBHNlYwN5bi1yLWItbGVmdARzbGsDZXYtbmF6aWRlYXRo

BERLIN – Sketched on yellowing parchment, the 29 blueprints presented to Israel's prime minister Thursday lay out the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in chilling detail, with gas chambers, crematoria, delousing facilities and watch towers drawn to scale.

"There are those who deny that the Holocaust happened," Benjamin Netanyahu said as he accepted the documents as a gift to Israel's Holocaust memorial, where they will go on display next year.


"Let them come to Jerusalem and look at these plans, these plans for the factory of death."...

THIS IS SO TYPICAL - THEY BANK ON THE FACT THAT THE GULLIBLE GOY HAVE NO MEMORY AND DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO EVEN BOTHER TO SEE WHAT IS TRUE AND WHAT IS FALSE...

WAKE UP PEOPLE!





Homeschoolers Beat National Average on ACT Test
Columnist says, "Homeschooling is the sleeping giant of the
American education system"

PURCELLVILLE, Va., August 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Recently, ACT published its results for 2009. Like the SAT, the ACT is a nationally administered, standardized test that helps colleges evaluate candidates. On a scale of 1-36 homeschoolers scored an average of 22.5, which beat the national average of 21.1. "This is a remarkable achievement and shows that homeschool parents are successfully preparing their children for college," said Michael Smith, president of HSLDA.

According to ACT officials, research shows that high achievement on the ACT strongly indicates a "greater likelihood of success in college." Success on the ACT test also reveals that the courses taken by high school students to prepare for college have been effective.

A total of 1.48 million students took the ACT in 2009 which included 11,535 homeschoolers or just under 1 percent of the total.
The new ACT results also support the numerous studies which show that homeschoolers are out-performing their public school peers in K-12. The latest study from the National Home Education Research Institute shows that the average homeschooler scores 37 percentile points higher on standardized achievement test than the average public schooled student.

It has always been the position of homeschool advocates that the one-on-one instruction provided by dedicated parents is a more effective way to educate children. It's also much cheaper.

The average public school spends $10,000 per child per year whereas the average homeschooler spends $500 per child per year. Homeschooling is also growing rapidly. The National Center for Education Statistics, part of the Federal Department of Education, estimates that homeschooling is growing at around 7% per year.


Due to the success and growth of the homeschool movement Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews recently concluded that, "Homeschooling is the sleeping giant of the American education system."


THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
30 August 2009

Dear Friend,




"Where are the nine?"


There is truly a few that will hear the words of Christ to the Samaritan. "Thy faith hath made thee whole". The majority even though they receive countless blessings from God every day are seldom made whole because they lack the complete faith and gratitude that the Samaritan had.



God's graces fall upon the whole world and there is not one who can honestly say that he has not been extremely blessed by God. But, most of the graces are only good for their bodies; while there is little that ever reaches their souls. They obviously lack this simple faith of the Samaritan.


Only in the Catholic Church are there priests ordained to heal men's souls in the Sacrament of Penance. There is no other religion in the world that has this power from God. It only occurs in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church established by Christ. This leaves a great many outside the faith. And those outside the faith do receive many graces from God just as the other nine did in today's Gospel.



There are many who God gives or allows to have many good things in this world. They are given life, health, wealth, and many other things, but this in no way means that they are pleasing to God. God is good and He only gives good things to bring us closer to Him. But, tragically most men use the things that God has given them only to turn away from Him and become more filled with their own pride and vanity.



They are already receiving their reward in this life and so there is nothing for them in eternity. The majority are as the nine in today's Gospel, who never hear the consoling words of Christ: "Go thy way, for thy faith hath made thee whole."


Success in this world is a blessing from God but, it is not necessarily an approval of the faith of its recipient. Many have some faith when they want or need something physical from God. They will even call out to God in their need, but when their prayers are answered they are so overcome with the joy of their new situation that they become self-absorbed and forget all about God. Only a few ever remember the civil gratitude that we try so hard to instill in our children.




Parents must constantly remind their self-absorbed children to show their appreciation for the good that is done to them. As time passes, so many forget this lesson. We tend to forget our greatest benefactor while we become self-absorbed in enjoying His gifts. Our ingratitude does not necessarily force God to withdraw what He has given us, but, it does block the way for the more important graces that will heal our souls and make us whole.


We should be very cautious not to be scandalized by the good that God gives to many unbelievers and false believers. God's blessings are a two edge sword, and the majority only receives His blessings for their own condemnation. They will have to give an account of all that they have received. This accounting will be a very terrifying day. They will have to answer that the life, health, wealth, beauty, etc. that God has given them and was only used to forget Him and to sin against Him. And the greater the gift that was abused the greater must be the punishment meted out.



The very leprosy that these men were first inflicted with was a great grace from God. If it were not for this affliction, these men would not have come to Christ or called out to Him. And the one would have never returned to Him after he was healed. There is a whole chain of events here that must be looked at, not just the end result. Let us not fall into despair when we are given a heavy cross, but learn to see in it the medicine that is so necessary for our souls. Our physical sufferings should bring us to Christ and our gratitude must make us return to Him and give honor and glory to God. Everything that happens to us in this life is designed by God to draw us closer to Him and to develop this faith and love in us. And in this light we should learn to see more than just our pain and suffering. We should develop the ability to see that this can lead us to a greater reward in eternity.



Let us cry out as the ten lepers did: "Jesus, master, have mercy on us." Let our faith not end here, but continue on so that we come back to Him and glorify God: falling upon our face before His feet, giving thanks to God. And thus we will merit hearing the more blessed and beautiful words: "Thy faith hath made thee whole."

Son of a pagan father who converted on his death bed, and of Saint Monica, a devout Christian. Raised a Christian, he lost his faith in youth and led a wild life. Lived with a Carthaginian woman from the age of 15 through 30. Fathered a son whom he named Adeotadus, which means the gift of God. Taught rhetoric at Carthage and Milan, Italy. After investigating and experimenting with several philosophies, he became a Manichaean for several years; it taught of a great struggle between good and evil, and featured a lax moral code.
A summation of his thinking at the time comes from his Confessions: “God, give me chastity and continence - but not just now.”
Augustine finally broke with the Manichaeans and was converted by the prayers of his mother and the help of Saint Ambrose of Milan, who baptized him. On the death of his mother he returned to Africa, sold his property, gave the proceeds to the poor, and founded a monastery. Monk. Priest. Preacher. Bishop of Hippo in 396. Founded religious communities. Fought Manichaeism, Donatism, Pelagianism and other heresies. Oversaw his church and his see during the fall of the Roman Empire to the Vandals. Doctor of the Church.
His later thinking can also be summed up in a line from his writings: Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.

This is a very sweet story:




Thursday, August 27, 2009

I am glad I recently lost weight - maybe it will save my brain - cause I sure cannot afford to lose what little brains I do have - :)

Study reveals shocking effects of obesity on brain

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=104549&sectionid=3510210


Compared to their normal-weight peers, obese individuals have smaller and older brains, indicative of destructive processes that can lead to dementia.
HERE IT COMES...





$1000 Per Day Fine And 30 Days In Jail For Refusing The Swine Flu Vaccine In Massachusetts?
A new law just passed in Massachusetts imposes fines of up to $1000 per day and up to a 30 day jail sentence for not obeying authorities during a public health emergency. So if you are instructed to take the swine flu vaccine in Massachusetts and you refuse, you could be facing fines that will bankrupt you and a prison sentence on top of that.
Good for the Swedish newspaper - we need more news outlets with the courage to tell the truth!

Swedish daily publishes second article on 'IDF organ harvesting'

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3765992,00.html

Family of Palestinian teen killed in 1992 tells Aftonbladet reporters IDF soldiers demanded NIS 5,000 to return his body and claimed stitches result of autopsy

Despite Israel's harsh protests, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published a second article accusing the IDF of harvesting Palestinian organs...
Conspiracy theorists rejoice: Prized 'moon rock' in Dutch national museum is a fake

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_NETHERLANDS_NOT_MOON_ROCK?SITE=WIMIL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

By TOBY STERLING Associated Press Writer

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- It's not green cheese, but it might as well be.
The Dutch national museum said Thursday that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S. astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood.
Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation that proved the piece was a fake, said the museum will keep it anyway as a curiosity.

"It's a good story, with some questions that are still unanswered," she said. "We can laugh about it."

The museum acquired the rock after the death of former prime minister Willem Drees in 1988. Drees received it as a private gift on Oct. 9, 1969 from then-U.S. ambassador J. William Middendorf during a visit by the three Apollo 11 astronauts, part of their "Giant Leap" goodwill tour after the first moon landing.

Middendorf, who lives in Rhode Island, told Dutch NOS news that he had gotten it from the U.S. State Department, but couldn't recall the exact details...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Huckabee: "Evangelicals" more supportive of Israel than U.S. Jews

This is one of the bewildering and bad fruits of false Christianity (i.e., Protestantism): aggressive support for a non-Christian and anti-Christian state:

“Mike Huckabee, most widely known as a former Republican presidential candidate, said recently that evangelicals are more supportive of Israel than even American Jews.”

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Clues in the Mass Death of Bees

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1918282,00.html?xid=rss-fullhealthsci-yahoo


In late 2006, something strange began to happen to America's honeybees. Colonies that were once thriving suddenly went still, almost overnight. The worker bees that make hives run simply disappeared, their bodies never to be found. Over the past couple of years, nearly one-third of all honeybee colonies have collapsed this way, which led to a straightforward name for the phenomenon: colony collapse disorder (CCD).

This might seem like little more than a tantalizing mystery for entomologists, except for one fact: honeybees provide $15 billion worth of value to U.S. farmers, pollinating crops that range from apples to avocados to almonds. Any number of possible causes for CCD have been put forward, from bee viruses to parasites to environmental triggers like pesticides or even cell-phone transmissions. Despite the Department of Agriculture's allotment of $20 million a year for the next five years to study CCD, it's still a mystery — and the bees keep dying. (Read "Why We Should Care About Dying Bees.")

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that the causes of CCD may be more varied than scientists expect. The bees may be dying not from a single toxin or disease but rather from an assault directed by a collection of pathogens. A research team led by entomologist May Berenbaum at the University of Illinois compared the whole genome of honeybees that came from hives that had suffered from CCD with hives that were healthy. The sick bees exhibited genetic damage that could account for the die-off, and that damage indicated that they might be afflicted with multiple viruses simultaneously. This could weaken them enough to trigger CCD. "It's like a perfect storm," says Berenbaum...
Exxon Mobil has "donated more than four times as much" money to global warming groups vs. skeptical groups

A Monopolistic Funding Racket

If I read it once, I read it a thousand times, that the science that questions Anthropogenic Global Warming can't be valid because it's funded by "big oil".

Oh Really?

Much media attention has relentlessly focused on the influence of “Big Oil”—but the numbers don’t add up. Exxon Mobil is still vilified1 for giving around 23 million dollars, spread over roughly ten years, to skeptics of the enhanced greenhouse effect. It amounts to about $2 million a year, compared to the US government input of well over $2 billion a year. The entire total funds supplied from Exxon amounts to less than one five-thousandth of the value of carbon trading in just the single year of 2008.

Apparently Exxon was heavily “distorting the debate” with a mere 0.8% of what the US government spent on the climate industry each year at the time. (If so, it’s just another devastating admission of how effective government funding really is.)

As an example for comparison, nearly three times the amount Exxon has put in was awarded to the Big Sky sequestration project2 to store just 0.1% of the annual carbon-dioxide output3 of the United States of America in a hole in the ground. The Australian government matched five years of Exxon funding with just one feel-good advertising campaign4 , “Think Climate. Think Change.” (but don’t think about the details).

Perhaps if Exxon had balanced up its input both for and against climate change, it would have been spared the merciless attacks? It seems not, since it has donated more than four times as much to the Stanford-based Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP).5, 6 Exxon’s grievous crime is apparently just to help give skeptics a voice of any sort. The censorship must remain complete.

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The Death Book for Veterans

Ex-soldiers don't need to be told they're a burden to society.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204683204574358590107981718.html

By JIM TOWEY

If President Obama wants to better understand why America's discomfort with end-of-life discussions threatens to derail his health-care reform, he might begin with his own Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He will quickly discover how government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care.

Last year, bureaucrats at the VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, "Your Life, Your Choices." It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA's preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated "Your Life, Your Choices."

Who is the primary author of this workbook? Dr. Robert Pearlman, chief of ethics evaluation for the center, a man who in 1996 advocated for physician-assisted suicide in Vacco v. Quill before the U.S. Supreme Court and is known for his support of health-care rationing.

"Your Life, Your Choices" presents end-of-life choices in a way aimed at steering users toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political "push poll." For example, a worksheet on page 21 lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be "not worth living."

The circumstances listed include ones common among the elderly and disabled: living in a nursing home, being in a wheelchair and not being able to "shake the blues." There is a section which provocatively asks, "Have you ever heard anyone say, 'If I'm a vegetable, pull the plug'?"

There also are guilt-inducing scenarios such as "I can no longer contribute to my family's well being," "I am a severe financial burden on my family" and that the vet's situation "causes severe emotional burden for my family."

When the government can steer vulnerable individuals to conclude for themselves that life is not worth living, who needs a death panel?

One can only imagine a soldier surviving the war in Iraq and returning without all of his limbs only to encounter a veteran's health-care system that seems intent on his surrender.

I was not surprised to learn that the VA panel of experts that sought to update "Your Life, Your Choices" between 2007-2008 did not include any representatives of faith groups or disability rights advocates. And as you might guess, only one organization was listed in the new version as a resource on advance directives: the Hemlock Society (now euphemistically known as "Compassion and Choices").

This hurry-up-and-die message is clear and unconscionable. Worse, a July 2009 VA directive instructs its primary care physicians to raise advance care planning with all VA patients and to refer them to "Your Life, Your Choices." Not just those of advanced age and debilitated condition—all patients. America's 24 million veterans deserve better.

Many years ago I created an advance care planning document called "Five Wishes" that is today the most widely used living will in America, with 13 million copies in national circulation. Unlike the VA's document, this one does not contain the standard bias to withdraw or withhold medical care. It meets the legal requirements of at least 43 states, and it runs exactly 12 pages.

After a decade of observing end-of-life discussions, I can attest to the great fear that many patients have, particularly those with few family members and financial resources. I lived and worked in an AIDS home in the mid-1980s and saw first-hand how the dying wanted more than health care—they wanted someone to care.

If President Obama is sincere in stating that he is not trying to cut costs by pressuring the disabled to forgo critical care, one good way to show that commitment is to walk two blocks from the Oval Office and pull the plug on "Your Life, Your Choices." He should make sure in the future that VA decisions are guided by values that treat the lives of our veterans as gifts, not burdens.

Audio Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Bishop Giles, OFM
Audio Sermon for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Brother Bonaventure, OFM

Monday, August 24, 2009

BERNIE 'DYING' IN JAIL
'20 PILLS FOR CANCER'

http://www.nypost.com/seven/08242009/news/nationalnews/bernie_dying_in_jail_186175.htm

Bernie Madoff had little to lose by confessing to masterminding the world's biggest Ponzi scheme -- he's dying of cancer, sources told The Post.


Madoff, who is serving 150 years at a North Carolina federal lockup after pleading guilty to swindling more than $65 billion, has been telling fellow inmates he does not have much longer to live...

I knew it! This is all part of the plan - I knew that there was no way that all these millionaire jews would be conned by a Pyramid scheme.

Here's the deal - these Jews lost money in the stock market when the market crashed - but they are going to make darn sure that they get their money back - you see - the SIPC insures money lost in the stock market due to fraud. So if you lose money due to bad investments - too bad for you - but if you can demonstrate that you lost money due to fraud - well - you get it back.

Madoff took the fall because he was dying of cancer - they came up with this scheme that they were defrauded of their money so that the taxpayers who really lost in the market - will have to pay to give these crooked jews back the money that they supposedly lost due to fraud!

WHEN WILL THE GULLIBLE GOY WAKE UP?
Anti Gun N. C. State State Senator Shoots A Home Invader

North Carolina State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, the longest-serving lawmaker in the General Assembly, shot an intruder as he tried to break into his home Sunday. He shot 22-year-old Thomas Kyle Blackburn in the leg as Blackburn and another man allegedly tried to break down his door. They apparently were both legal clients of the senator.

The Senator, who has made a career of being against guns for you and me, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger, and was the victim of a crime against himself.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Palestinian news agency confirms organ snatching story

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418671248&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

..."All the facts, evidence and testimonies over the past few decades regarding the way the occupation forces were treating and killing innocent civilians don't leave room for doubt about the credibility of the report in the Swedish newspaper," he said...

Israel hits back over Swedish organ harvesting article


http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/08/23/israel.sweden.organ.harvesting/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel on Sunday withheld the press credentials of a Swedish newspaper in retaliation for a controversial piece that suggested the Israeli army kidnapped and killed young Palestinians to harvest their organs.

The journalists need the credentials to report from Gaza...

See how this works? You report a story that Israel does not like - and you will not be allowed back in to report an anything.

Saturday, August 22, 2009




THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
23 August 2009

Dear Friend,
Who is this neighbor that we must love as we love ourselves?
Loving God with our whole: heart, mind, soul, and strength apparently poses much less of a problem for us than loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. We cannot see God so it becomes easy to say we love Him because He does not present a materialistic obstacle to our self-love.

This neighbor on the other hand whom we can see is constantly posing an obstacle to our self-love, pride and vanity. A neighbor tends to become an imposition after a short time. His requests, needs or demands place a burden upon us. Our fallen nature then leads us to avoid him and therefore any burden that he may cause us.

Even if our neighbor happens to be our friend, a close examination will show that he is only our friend as long as he is beneficial to us in one way or another. I have often mentioned that most people confuse love with lust. While they are polar opposites more and more people seem to confuse them. Lust is essentially self-love; it is when we view another only for the pleasure or good that they will bring to us. While love is just the opposite, it is when we view another with the desire to offer him our assistance towards some good for him without any consideration for ourselves.

Thus we have many who claim to "love" their neighbor, but this "love" lasts only as long as there is something in it for them. When our neighbor ceases to give us something that we want or need, then we are very quick to dismiss him and look for another friend or neighbor to feed off of.
If love is self-sacrificing and forgets oneself for the good of another, then we see that there is little true love in the world; for even the good that many people do for others contains something in it for themselves. All too many will give to a "charity" to give the appearance of doing good while they try to remain as distant as they can from those whom they are "helping".

They then become filled with pride and vanity as the world praises them and congratulates them for their "love" and generosity. Would they do the same good works if there were no praise or congratulations; if they were forced to never let anyone know about their assistance; if they were not allowed to use it for a tax write off? If all this were forced upon them we would soon see that there would be very little in the way of good works for our fellow men.

Our politicians need the poor so they can get elected with all their promises to help them. But, if they were not running for an office or looking for self-glorification it is most doubtful that they would have any interest at all in the poor.

Husbands and wives likewise often profess their love for one another, but upon closer examination we see that they do not have any idea of what love truly is. Their "love" lasts as long as they can mutually use one another to satisfy their own selfish wants and needs. And therefore we see their "love" (lust) fades away with time and they must seek a divorce to free them to find someone else who will offer to satisfy their wants.
So many of those that we consider our neighbors are generally not very neighborly to us nor are we to them because we have not yet taken to heart the lesson in today's Gospel. Christ's lesson carries us beyond those who do good to us or prove useful to us. He would have us love those who have nothing to offer us in return. We must do good to those who have no way of ever repaying us.

It does not end here with loving and assisting others who have no way of repaying our kindness, but Christ would have us extend this love even to our enemies and those who would do us harm. He would have us return good for evil, and truly love our enemies.

This in no way implies that we should offer assistance in doing evil. Or that we help an evil person so that he can continue on his evil path. When we truly love another we wish him only good and above all we wish him the greatest good _ eternal life in Heaven. So sometimes it turns out that our love impels us refuse someone in their evil ways, much as a loving parent must refuse the unreasonable or harmful desires of an unruly child.

All mankind then are our neighbors and we must love them because Christ has loved them and offered His life for them, and He has commanded us to do likewise. Christ never hesitated to pray for and even offer His very life for those who hated Him and were His enemies, but at the same time He never failed to rebuke them and remind them of the terrible consequences their evil was bringing upon them.
This is the true love of our neighbor that we must strive to imitate.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lutherans to allow sexually active gays as clergy

By PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press Writer Patrick Condon, Associated Press Writer –

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090822/ap_on_re_us/us_lutherans_gays

MINNEAPOLIS – Leaders of the nation's largest Lutheran church voted Friday to allow sexually active gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy.

Gays and lesbians are currently allowed to serve as ministers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America only if they remain celibate. The proposal to change that passed with 68 percent approval....
Another reason to not get vaccinated - this comes from a 2004 report:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/mar/04031101.html

UNICEF Nigerian Polio Vaccine Contaminated with Sterilizing Agents Scientist Finds

KADUNA, Nigeria, March 11, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A UNICEF campaign to vaccinate Nigeria's youth against polio may have been a front for sterilizing the nation. Dr. Haruna Kaita, a pharmaceutical scientist and Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, took samples of the vaccine to labs in India for analysis.

Using WHO-recommended technologies like Gas Chromatography (GC) and Radio-Immuno assay, Dr. Kaita, upon analysis, found evidence of serious contamination. "Some of the things we discovered in the vaccines are harmful, toxic; some have direct effects on the human reproductive system," he said in an interview with Kaduna's Weekly Trust. "I and some other professional colleagues who are Indians who were in the Lab could not believe the discovery," he said...

"There is one God, and one Christ, and one Church, and one chair, by our Lord's voice founded upon Peter. To set up another altar, or to constitute another priesthood, besides the one altar and the one priesthood, is impossible. Whosever gathereth elsewhere scattereth. It is adulterous, it is impious, it is sacrilegious, whatsoever is instituted by man to the breach of God's disposition. Get ye far from such men: they are blind, and leaders of the blind..."


St. Cyprian

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Woman Held In A Psychiatric Ward & Called “Delusional” For Saying 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Clare Swinney brought a complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority pointing out that TVNZ’s claim that Osama bin Laden carried out the attacks of 9/11 was an outright lie. Shortly afterwards, she was threatened and then incarcerated in a psychiatric ward. Following a week of compulsory treatment, the head psychiatrist told a judge that she should remain in hospital, as her belief that 9/11 was an inside job was evidence she was “delusional.” The judge agreed. This is her extraordinary story:


http://clareswinney.wordpress.com/incarcerated-in-a-psychiatric-ward-because-i-said-911-was-an-inside-job/

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

THIS IS WHAT THE JEWS THINK OF YOU AS A GENTILE!


Top Sweden newspaper says IDF kills Palestinians for their organs


By Morten Berthelsen and Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1108384.html

A leading Swedish newspaper reported this week that Israeli soldiers are abducting Palestinians in order to steal their organs, a claim that prompted furious condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitic blood libel from a rival publication.

"They plunder the organs of our sons," read the headline in Sweden's largest daily newspaper, the left-leaning Aftonbladet, which devoted a double spread in its cultural section to the article.

(Click here for the original article in Swedish)

The report quotes Palestinian claims that young men from the West Bank and Gaza Strip had been seized by the Israel Defense Forces, and their bodies returned to the families with missing organs.

"'Our sons are used as involuntary organ donors,' relatives of Khaled from Nablus said to me, as did the mother of Raed from Jenin as well as the uncles of Machmod and Nafes from Gaza, who all had disappeared for a few days and returned by night, dead and autopsied," writes author Donald Boström in his report.

Boström's article makes a link to the recent exposure of an alleged crime syndicate in New Jersey. The syndicate includes several American rabbis, and one Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, who faces charges of conspiring to broker the sale of a human kidney for a transplant.

(Click here for the opinion piece in Swedish)

Boström also cites an incident of alleged organ snatching from 1992, during the time of the first Palestinian intifada. He says that the IDF seized a young man known for throwing stones at Israeli troops in the Nablus area, who was shot in the chest, both legs, and the stomach before being taken to a military helicopter which transported him to "a place unknown to his loved ones".

Five nights later, Boström says, the young man's body was returned, wrapped in green hospital sheets.

"The sharp sounds from the shovels were mixed with the occasional laughter from the soldiers who were joking with each other, waiting to go home. When Bilal was put into his grave, his chest was revealed and suddenly it became clear to the present what abuse he had been put through. Bilal was far from the only one who was buried cut-up from his stomach to his chin and the speculations about the reason why had already started," he writes.

But the liberal Sydsvenskan - southern Sweden's major daily - had harsh criticism for the rival paper, running an opinion piece under the headline "Antisemitbladet" (a play on the name Aftonbladet).

"We have heard the story before, in one form or the other. It follows the traditional pattern of conspiracy theory: a great number of loose threads that the theorist tempts the reader to tie into a neat knot without having been provided with any proven connection whatsoever," writes leading columnist Mats Skogkär of Sydsvenskan. (Yes, kind of like the conspiracy of a bunch of filthy satanic pig Rabbis in the Unites States selling organs illegally and laundering money - oh - wait - that's not a theory anymore!)

"Whispers in the dark. Anonymous sources. Rumors. That is all it takes. After all we all know what they [the Jews] are like, don't we: inhuman, hardened. Capable of anything," the opinion piece says. "Now all that remains is the defense, equally predictable: 'Anti-Semitism' No, no, just criticism of Israel." (And we all know you cannot criticize Israel - even if what you say is true!)

The Foreign Ministry reacted angrily on Tuesday to the report. Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor said the newspaper's decision to publish the story is "a mark of disgrace" for the Swedish press.

"In a democratic country, there should be no place for dark blood libels out of the Middle Ages of this type," Palmor said. "This is an article that shames Swedish democracy and the entire Swedish press." (The truth doesn't matter much - you don't say anything bad about Jews in a "democratic country" - PERIOD!)

A Foreign Ministry official said that Israel's embassy in Stockholm have communicated a harsh condemnation to the Swedish government and the newspaper itself.

Anna Ekström and Mikael Tossavainen contributed to this report
Toyota selling most cars in clunker plan

It appears that Toyota Motor Co. is now benefiting the most from the government’s cash-for-clunkers program.

So, the US Government's plan to save the American auto worker is to use tax money to help a Japanese car company?
DNA evidence can be fabricated, scientists say


A scientific company specialized in forensic DNA analysis revealed that while DNA fingerprinting is considered one of the leading forensic tools in dealing with criminal cases, DNA evidence can easily be falsified and planted at crime scenes prior to collection by law enforcement officers.

According to the Tel Aviv-based life science company, Nucleix, a sample of DNA matching any profile can be constructed using basic equipment and access to DNA or a DNA profile in a database without obtaining any tissue from that person.

Interesting...

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The amino acid glycine, a fundamental building block of proteins, has been found in a comet for the first time, bolstering the theory that raw ingredients of life arrived on Earth from outer space, scientists said on Monday...
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..."The discovery of glycine in a comet supports the idea that the fundamental building blocks of life are prevalent in space, and strengthens the argument that life in the universe may be common rather than rare," said Carl Pilcher, the director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute in California, which co-funded the research...
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A single amino acid is a long way from a protein (which is a chain of amino acids), and protein molecules are, as Captain Kirk would say, light years away from life.
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This is what they call science today. It is a joke.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Maybe when the Novus Ordo "Catholic" Church calls the followers of Judaism their "elder brothers in the faith" - they are revealing more truth than they actually care too...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1093270.html
Concentration of wealth in hands of rich greatest on record

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By Daniel Tencer Published: August 15, 2009
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The wealthiest 10 percent of Americans now have a larger share of total income than they ever have in records going back nearly a century — an even larger amount than during the Roaring Twenties, the last time the US saw such similar disparities in wealth.
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In recent years, the fact that differences between rich and poor are the greatest they’ve been since the Great Depression has become a popular talking point among liberal-leaning economists. -

But an updated study (PDF) from University of California-Berkeley economist Emanuel Saez shows that, in 2007, the wealth disparity grew to its highest number on record, based on US tax data going back to 1917.
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According to Saez’s study, which Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman drew attention to at his New York Times blog, the top 10 percent of earners in America now receive nearly 50 percent of all the income earned in the United States, a higher percentage than they did during the 1920s...
A-levels are so easy a monkey could be trained to do them, say teachers

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206973/A-levels-easy-monkey-trained-say-teachers.html
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By Laura ClarkLast updated at 10:19 AM on 17th August 2009

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A-levels have become so straightforward that a monkey could be trained to answer the questions, teachers claim.
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A survey found no teachers believe the rise in A grades is down to more able students and only 4 per cent say the reason is better teaching...
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In my small town the local newspaper publishes the honor students every year - and there are anywhere from 5-12 4.0 students in each class - mind you - these classes are less than 30 kids! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that public education has been dumbed down!





Bishop Giles, OFM:
Audio sermons for THE ASSUMPTION and the feast of ST. JOACHIM.

Audio Sermon for the Feast of the Assumption given by

Brother Bonaventure, OFM

http://songweetrains.com/sermons/09assumption.mp3

Audio Sermon for the Feast of St. Joachim

Given by Bishop Louis, OFM

http://songweetrains.com/sermons/09joachim.mp3


Sunday, August 16, 2009


Children’s Mercy will test swine flu vaccine on 120 kids
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http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/1383945.html
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Testing of swine flu vaccine on children could begin next week at Children’s Mercy Hospital and other medical centers nationwide.

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Unless studies under way on adults turn up unexpected side effects, Children’s Mercy anticipates receiving the vaccine early in the week. Children 6 months to 17 years old are eligible for the test vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The vaccine will be given to 120 children.
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Public distribution of the vaccine could start in October.
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For more information about the program, call Children’s Mercy at 816-460-1041.
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CHILDREN ARE NOW LAB RATS!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I guess the cats ain't too dumb either - :)
For a smile...since I was a kid I have heard that dogs have a sixth sense about people - :)





THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
St. Joachim
16 August 2009

Dear Friend,


Today we celebrate the feast of St. Joachim the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandfather of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Pope Leo XIII raised this feast and that of St. Ann to its present status in 1879.


In today's Gospel we read the genealogy of Christ. It is very important that we never forget that Jesus Christ is truly human and that He truly was born here on earth in a very specific time in history. The celebration of today's feast emphasizes that Christ has a maternal grandfather. The second Person of the Blessed Trinity, Jesus Christ, the Son of God truly became man for our salvation. He is true God and true Man.

There should never be any doubt in our minds brought about by the evil doctrines of heretics and pagans in the world today. Christ is not a fairy tale, or just a convenient story to make people or children conform to a certain standard.


Christ has actual human ancestors just as we do. He is as human as we are, the only difference is that He is without sin and we are burdened with sin.

And as we emphasize Christ's humanity we must likewise not forget that He is divine. Christ is truly God, He is the second Person of the Blessed Trinity. He is God from all of eternity, but became Man in time (in the history of the world).


Those who were associated with Christ in time received tremendous graces here on earth and wonderful rewards in eternity. We begin with an examination of the virtues of Mary the mother of Christ and see the wondrous graces of virtue that adorned her soul. The simple words of the Angel ". . . full of grace" says it all. And as we see that virtues and vices are passed from one generation to the next, we can imply that the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary were likewise very virtuous.

If Mary is blessed because she was chosen to be the mother of God, we likewise can say that St. Ann and St. Joachim were blessed to be the mother and father of Mary. So we can say blessed is St. Joachim who made the virtuous life of Mary possible and thus indirectly made the coming of Our Savior Jesus Christ possible.

We can each examine our own ancestry and see how God has blessed us each with parents who at the very least have cooperated with God in giving us our very existence. But, most of us can count many more blessings than this from our parents and should be eternally grateful to God for them. But, perhaps the more important point that we should consider is what we are giving to the next generation. Will the children of the next generation be able to thank us and God for the life, example, and virtues that He has given them through us? Or will they rise up and curse us for the evil that we have brought upon them?

We cannot save our children, just as our parents cannot save us. We must each of us do our own part in saving ourselves. Christ has redeemed us and therefore the price has been paid for our salvation but we must still do our part. Our parents cannot force us into Heaven nor can we force our own children into Heaven. But, we can show them the way and make it clear to them that only in loving and serving God will they ever find true happiness in this life or in the next.
Our duty now is to lead a virtuous life so that there is the example for them to follow. Our faith must be the real and true Faith that has been given us by God through the Catholic Church. Our faith must be alive with the grace of God. When we truly believe we live as we believe. The beauty and goodness of such a life is an inspiration and incentive for others to follow. If we find that our children do not live the way that they should, then we must begin to examine ourselves: what kind of example have we given them? What kind of example do we give them now? Do we live with faith and love of God? Do we pray to a living and all powerful God, or mumble words to the empty air?


We must live a life of love, humility, and obedience. "If you love Me, you will keep My words." In living this life as we ought we show our gratitude to God and our ancestors for the true Faith that has been given us, and we do our part in instilling the love of the true Faith and God into the hearts of the next generation. If the next generation is blessed through us we will likewise share in their glory just as St. Joachim now shares in the glory of his daughter the Mother of God.
Wonders if anything we were told in school about Hitler and Nazi Germany was true?


Hitler Did Shake Hands With Black Olympic Runner Owens, Says Witness

Daily Mail (Britain) It has long been regarded as the greatest sporting snub in history - when Adolf Hitler stormed out of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin because Germany had been humiliated by a black man … Or so the story goes. But now a veteran sports reporter in Germany has come forward to claim that, though Hitler did indeed leave the stadium after the race, it was not before shaking Owens' hand …

Mischner claimed Owens showed him the photograph and told him: 'That was one of my most beautiful moments.' Mischner said: 'It was taken behind the honour stand and so not captured by the world's press. But I saw it, I saw him shaking Hitler's hand … Owens later said he was treated better in Germany than in America where blacks faced segregation....


THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
15 August 2009

Dear Friend,


Pope Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption on November 1, 1950. This doctrine though newly defined was not a new doctrine, but is truly a part of the deposit of faith received from the Apostles. It states that "at the close of her earthly career, she was taken up, body and soul, into the glory of heaven." By reason of her divine maternity, Our Lady, the Immaculate Virgin, who from the moment of her conception was privileged to escape original sin, could not know the corruption of the tomb.


The Church places before us in the Epistle for today Judith as a type of the Blessed Virgin. In Judith we see a blessed daughter of the Lord the most high God. She saved her people by cutting off the head of the prince of the enemy.
Just as Judith is remembered as the woman who saved her people, so the Blessed Virgin Mary is now remembered as the woman who brought salvation (Jesus Christ) to the whole world. Her intimate participation with Christ during His life of sacrifice and in His bitter suffering and death on the Cross, entitles her to a similar participation with Him in His glory in Heaven.


Thus we see in anticipation and preparation for the birth of Christ, Mary was conceived without sin and she preserved her innocence throughout her life. As a reward for her cooperation in the sufferings and sacrifices of the Son of God, she has merited to be assumed into Heaven where she now reigns with Him as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. And even more so what was said of Judith can be said of Mary: "Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel; thou art the honor of our People."


The inspired words of St. Elizabeth are very sweet to the ears of Catholics and can never be too often repeated: "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb." And in answer we hear Mary's response filled with humility and the grace of God: "My soul doth magnify the Lord; and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior; because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid: for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His name, and His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear Him."
Just as Christ rose from the dead and is now in Heaven and as Mary was assumed into Heaven, so we too hope to rise glorious with them on the last day. Christ has opened the gates of Heaven and Mary has followed Him through the gates, and they call to us to follow after them into the glories of Heaven that have been prepared for us from all of eternity. Yet, we do not have the sinlessness of Mary so we cannot hope to avoid the penalty of death as she has done, but must lovingly resign ourselves to a punishment that we more than deserve.


We consign the bodies of our loved ones to the earth and prepare for the day when we too will be consigned to the earth with a hope confirmed by faith that we will rise forth from the grave once again complete: body and soul, and will then face Christ as our Judge. He is not only our God, Lord and Master, but He has even become our Brother. He has come to this earth and left us the clear and unmistakable directions as to what we are expected to do in order to follow Him into Heaven. The judgment for or against us will be a supremely just judgment because it is made by God who is also our Brother in the flesh. And there with Him will be His mother and our's the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She who escaped sin and the punishment of sin who has been the refuge of repentant sinners will be there to welcome them into her open arms in Heaven. They who have trusted in her and have loved her during their lives here on earth must find that they will receive a positive judgment from her Son, our: Brother, God, Lord, and Master, Jesus Christ. And we too shall sing the Magnificat with Mary as God has regarded the humility of His brothers and sisters in showing us His mercy.


But, we must draw close Mary our Mother in daily prayer if we are to obtain such mercy and refuge. Let us not let a day go by without a call to our Heavenly Mother in prayer. She is waiting and listening. We should not let her down, for if we displease her we have no hope of ever being pleasing to her Son when He passes judgment upon us.