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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Holy Wednesday

THREE THINGS ARE SYMBOLISED

BY THE WASHING OF THE FEET


He putteth "water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded (John xiii. 5). There are three things which this can be taken to symbolise.


1. The pouring of the water into the basin is a symbol of the pouring out of His blood upon the earth. Since the blood of Jesus has a power of cleansing it may in a sense be called water. The reason why water, as well as blood, came out of His side, was to show that this blood could wash away sin. Again we might take the water as a figure of Christ s Passion.

He putteth water into a basin, that is, by faith and devotion He stamped into the minds of faithful followers the memory of His Passion. Remember my poverty, and transgression, the wormwood and the gall (Lam. iii. 19).


2. By the words and began to ivash it is human imperfection that is symbolised. For the Apostles, after their living with Christ, were certainly more perfect, and yet they needed to be washed, there were still stains upon them. We are here made to understand that no matter what is the degree of any man s perfection he still needs to be made more perfect still ; He is still contracting uncleanness of some kind to some extent. So in the Book of Proverbs we read, Who can say My heart is clean, I am pure from sin (Prov. xx. 9). Nevertheless the Apostles and the just have this kind of uncleanness only in their feet.


There are however others who are infected, not only in their feet, but wholly and entirely. Those who make their bed upon the soiling attractions of the world are made wholly unclean thereby. Those who wholly, that is to say, with their senses and with their wills, cleave to their desire of earthly things, these are wholly unclean. But they who do not thus lie down, they who stand, that is, they who, in mind and in desire, are tending towards heavenly things, contract this uncleanness in their feet. Whoever stands must, necessarily, touch the earth at least with his feet.


And we, too, in this life, where we must, to main tain life, make use of earthly things, cannot but contract a certain uncleanness, at least as far as those desires and inclinations are concerned which begin in our senses. Therefore Our Lord commanded His disciples to shake off the dust from their feet. The text says, " He began to wash," because this washing away on earth of the affection for earthly things is only a beginning. It is only in the life to come that it will be really complete. Thus by putting water into the basin, the pouring out of His blood is signified, and by His beginning to wash the feet of His disciples the washing away of our sins.



3. There is symbolised finally Our Lord's taking upon Him the punishment due to our sins. Not only did He wash away our sins but He also took upon Himself the punishment that they had earned. For our pains and our penances would not suffice were they not founded in the merit and the power of the Passion of Christ. And this is shown in His wiping the feet of the disciples with the linen towel, that is the towel which is His body. (In John xiii.)
Texans Beware!

Police: Teaching Kids to Mistrust Government Makes Couple ‘Unsuitable’ Parents

By STEPHEN C. WEBSTER

http://trueslant.com/stephenwebster/2010/03/30/tx-county-teaching-kids-government-is-out-to-harm-them-makes-parents-unsuitable/


Texans, beware: If you teach your kids that the “government is out to harm them,” police in Williamson County might just deem you an “unsuitable” parent.

That startling claim, leveled by officers in Child Protective Services documents detailing an investigation into an Austin-area activist couple, should be enough to give reason for pause to any staunch conservative in the state...
This is an admission that the official story is a lie, for if it were true - there would be absolutely no reason to not release any of these documents!

CIA can withhold records on Oklahoma City bombing

Federal court » Judge says documents are exempt from disclosure

By Pamela Manson
The Salt Lake Tribune


http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14786362?source=email

A federal judge in Utah says the Central Intelligence Agency can withhold documents on the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and prosecution, agreeing that the records were properly withheld for national security and other reasons...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Henry Makow is at it again...

This gets a little confusing at first, but if you think about it - what I am about to say will make sense - at least I hope it will.

Henry Makow is a Jew - Henry Makow has many articles that are very thoughtful and very well written and mostly true. Henry Makow appears to be working to expose the New World Order - much like Alex Jones, who, by the way, is married to a Jewess. The problem is that neither of these two men expose who is really behind the NWO - they speak of the Illuminati, the Masons, and other secret societies, even some secret "Germanic club", but fail to inform you that all of these are completely controlled by Jews.

Recently Henry Makow published the article that I will link too below. This article claims to be a reprint of a Catholic newspaper called the London Catholic Gazette from February of 1936. The quotes in it are are obviously fraudulent.

Here is the catch - what is being claimed is indeed TRUE, but the actual quotes are not.

This is hard for me to explain - but, for example - This article truthfully proclaims that the Jews are seeking a New World Order in which Jews will dominate, it states that the Jews control the Masons and other secret societies, etc...

But the quotes of this article are obviously bogus. These quotes from "a number of speeches" at some Jewish secret meeting are ridiculous and obviously not true. The claimed newspaper - the London Catholic Gazette likely never existed - I sure can't find any information about it.

So what is happening here is a small fire is being started to put out a larger fire. The small fire is the supposed exposing of Jews behind the NWO, the large fire is people beginning to really wake up and realize it is the Jews behind all of this. So they start this little fire that any thinking person will immediately recognize as a fraud and will cause them to think that all such claims are bogus - thereby controlling or putting out the big fire.

It is like the clowns at Most Holy Family Monastery and their videos - I dare say that most of what these two "brothers" say in their videos is true, but they throw in things that are obviously false and those obvious falsifications, quotes out of context, and claims that cannot be verified give people a reason to suspect EVERYTHING that is claimed - even the claims that are 100% true.

This is really a brilliant tactic of Satan to attempt to destroy the truth - with the truth - with just a dash of deception.

Anyhow - here is a link to the article - read it and read the quotes and see if you agree with me.


http://www.henrymakow.com/jewish_peril.html
Coming soon to a town near you........

Davenport residents upset over Good Friday change
Brian Boesen Reporter
March 28, 2010
DAVENPORT, Iowa - With the Lenten season winding down, Davenport is creating bad feelings about Good Friday.
Bill Edmond and other city council members are upset over the city's change to the religious holiday."The civil rights commission has decided we can no longer call it Good Friday. We have to call it 'Celebrating Spring', and I was dumbfounded. I thought, 'What?"

Members of the council didn't vote on the decision. They didn't even know about it, until an article published in the Quad City Times last week."I said you're telling us this now? The city council was never approached. We're getting blindsided with this," said Edmonds.

Instead, the city sent out a release announcing the new, "Celebration of Spring."A block from City Hall, the move was a hot topic at Sunday's dedication ceremony of a new parish hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church."If you deny the idea of Good Friday then you have to deny Easter." said Msgr. Robert Schmidt.

Civil rights commissioners and others on their side support the separation of church and state.

Phone calls were not returned and members didn't speak on camera.

The topic is sure to remain heated the rest of Holy Week.

To Father John Onderko, the logic is simple."If we don't have Good Friday, what's the purpose of Easter? Because in everybody's life we all have our Good Fridays and if we can get through our Good Fridays, we know we can experience Easter."
http://www.wqad.com/news/wqad-davenport-good-friday-032810,0,7525187.story

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Tuesday in Holy Week


CHRIST PREPARING TO WASH THE APOSTLE'S FEET




He riseth from supper , and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself. —John xiii. 4.


I. Christ, in his lowly office, shows Himself truly to be a servant, in keeping with His own words, The Son of Man is not come to be ministered to, but to minister., and to give His life a redemption for many (Matt. xx. 28). Three things are looked for in a good servant or minister :


(i) That he should be careful to keep before him the numerous details in which his serving may so easily fall short. Now for a servant to sit or to lie down during his service is to make this necessary supervision impossible. Hence it is that servants stand. And therefore the gospel says of Our Lord, He riseth from supper. Our Lord himself also asks us, For which is^ greater, he that sitteth at table or he that serveth ? (Luke xxii. 27).


(ii) That he should show dexterity in doing at the right time all the things his particular office calls for. Now elaborate dress is a hindrance to this. Therefore Our Lord layeth aside his garments. And this was foreshadowed in the Old Testament when Abraham chose servants who were well appointed (Gen. xiv. 14).


(iii) That he should be prompt, having ready to hand all the things he needs. St. Luke (x. 40) says of Martha that she was busy about much serving. This is why Our Lord, having taken a towel, girded himself. Thus he was ready not only to wash the feet, but also to dry them. So He (who came from God and goeth to God —John xiii. 3), as He washes their feet, crushes down for ever our swollen, human self-importance.


2. After that, he putteth water into a basin, and to wash (John xiii. 5). We arc given for our consideration this service of Christ; and in three ways his humility is set for our example.
(i) The kind of service this was, for it was the lowest kind of service of all! The Lord of all majesty bending to wash the feet of his slaves.


(ii) The number of services it contained, for, we are told, he put water into a basin, he washed their feet, he dried them and so forth.


(iii) The method of doing the service, for He did not do it through others, nor even with others helping him. He did the service Himself. The greater thou art, the more humble thyself in all things (Ecclus. iii. 20).
(In John xiii.)
Kol Nidre from the Jewish Encyclopedia:


http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=340&letter=K

KOL NIDRE


Prayer recited in the synagogue at the beginning of the evening service on the Day of Atonement; the name is taken from the opening words. The "Kol Nidre" has had a very eventful history, both in itself and in its influence on the legal status of the Jews. Introduced into the liturgy despite the opposition of rabbinic authorities, repeatedly attacked in the course of time by many halakists, and in the nineteenth century expunged from the prayer-book by many communities of western Europe, it has often been employed by Christians to support their assertion that the oath of a Jew can not be trusted.


Form of Prayer.

Before sunset on the eve of the Day of Atonement, when the congregation has gathered in the synagogue, the Ark is opened and two rabbis, or two leading men in the community, take from it two Torah-scrolls. Then they take their places, one on each side of the ḥazzan, and the three recite in concert a formula beginning with the words , which runs as follows:


"In the tribunal of heaven and the tribunal of earth, by the permission of God—blessed be He—and by the permission of this holy congregation, we hold it lawful to pray with the transgressors."

Thereupon the cantor chants the Aramaic prayer beginning with the words "Kol Nidre," with its marvelously plaintive and touching melody, and, gradually increasing in volume from pianissimo to fortissimo, repeats three times the following words:


"All vows [], obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called 'ḳonam,' 'ḳonas,' or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not bind us nor have power over us. The vows shall not be reckoned vows; the obligations shall not be obligatory; nor the oaths be oaths."

The leader and the congregation then say together:(Num. xv. 26).


"And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them, seeing all the people were in ignorance"

This also is repeated three times. The ḥazzan then closes with the benediction, : "Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who hast preserved us and hast brought us to enjoy this season." In many congregations Num. xiv. 19-20 is recited before this benediction. After it the Torah-scrolls are replaced, and the customary evening service begins.

The article then goes on to say that it is antisemitic to not trust the vows of jews - LOL - anyone with a living brain cell can see why we should not trust the vows, oaths, testimony, etc... of Jews - Just read the prayer! Read the entire article from the link - it is amazing.
The newest deception:

There are many websites and people who are claiming to expose the New World Order - and of late their latest deception is to claim that the Rothschilds were/are not Jewish. This is a complete lie and they know it.

The following is from the online version of the 12 volume Jewish Encyclopedia published between 1901 and 1906:


http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=445&letter=R&search=Rothschild

Celebrated family of financiers, the Fuggers of the nineteenth century, deriving its name from the sign of a red shield borne by the house No. 148 in the Judengasse of Frankfort-on-the-Main.

This house is mentioned in the "Judenstädtigkeit" of 1619, at which date its number was 69.

Curiously enough, it at first bore the sign of a green shield ("Zum Gruünen Schild"). It was restored in 1886, and, though not in its original location, it still remains in possession of the Rothschilds as a kind of family museum and memorial.(see image) The Rothschild "Stammhaus," Frankfort-on-the-Main.

The earliest notice of a member of the family, given in the burial records of Frankfort, is that of Moses Rothschild (b. c. 1550), whose daughter Esther died in 1608. Members of the same family are mentioned at Worms in the seventeenth century as rabbis (Lewysohn, "Sechzig Epitaphien zu Worms"). One of these, Mendel Rothschild, was for several years preacher in Prague, then rabbi of Bamberg, and finally rabbi of Worms for fourteen years.


Mayer Amschel Roths-child.

The first Rothschild of any prominence was one Amschel Moses Rothschild, a small merchant and money-changer at Frankfort-on-the-Main; but the founder of the house was his son Mayer Amschel Rothschild, born in that city about 1743. When a boy Mayer used to be sent to exchange money for use in his father's banking business; and he thereby developed an interest in coins which was both practical and scientific. He was at one time destined for the rabbinate, and studied for that purpose in Fürth. He soon changed his career, however, and took a post in the Oppenheim banking-house in Hanover. About 1760 he started in business for himself in his native city, in the house of his father, who was then dead. He married, Aug. 29, 1770, Güttele Schnapper, who lived to see her sons at the head of European finance. Mayer was a general agent and banker, and traded also in works of art and curios. In the latter connection he became an agent of William IX., Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, who on his father's death in 1785 had inherited the largest private fortune in Europe, derived mainly from the hire of troops to the British government for the putting down of the Revolution in the United States.

Obamas mark Passover with private Seder

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hrEz8Xeef1ccoN_yNBDvIizy_E4AD9EOE7I02
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to mark the start of Passover with a private Seder in the executive mansion.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama invited friends and White House aides to mark the Jewish holiday with a meal on Monday. The Obama aides started the tradition during 2008's primary campaign in Pennsylvania; Obama made a surprise stop to meet with staffers who were sharing an impromptu meal in a hotel basement.

The event continued last year at the White House with a small group of aides and advisers.

This blog has reported more than once that Obama is Jewish - his mother was a Jew he attended a private Jewish only elementary school, and his wife Michelle's uncle is one of the most prominent black rabbis in the United States!

ROME, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report issued Tuesday has revealed that 53.4 per cent of Italian families have no children. The report said that 21.9 per cent of households have only one child and just 19 per cent have two. While mass immigration contributes to Italy’s population growth, the country’s rock-bottom fertility rate of 1.31 children born per woman has resulted in a largely childless and aging nation.
The report was compiled by the Milan-based International Center for Family Studies that identified the reason for Italians’ reluctance to procreate as “economic reasons.” 19.5 per cent of families interviewed cited the lack of money for not having more children. 8.9 per cent said it is their inability to juggle families and jobs and 0.3 per cent blamed insufficient housing space."


I'm wondering if this is part of the prophesy of the Blessed Mother that entire nations will be anniliated. War, earthquakes and other disasters are not the only way that nations no longer exist.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the University of Wisconsin training abortionists
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28 edition:

Think your smarter than UW docs?

By columnist Patrick McIlheran

The pro-lifers thought they had the University of Wisconsin dead to rights, breaking the laws that keep your government out of the abortion business. The pro-lifers had e-mails, contracts, the diagram of entanglements between the university's medical school and Planned Parenthood's Madison abortuary.

Fools. Who precisely did these pro-lifers think they were dealing with? The university knows its way around the law. And over, under and behind it, too.

The matter does look pretty straightforward. Wisconsin has two related laws, one saying that the state, its subdivisions and agencies shall spend "no funds" for "the performance of an abortion." The other says no state support can go to any group that "promotes, encourages or counsels in favor of abortion services."

At the UW med school, students training to be gynecologists learn abortions at Planned Parenthood. Nor is it just students: Medical residents, who are paid for their work, wield the forceps, too. UW faculty supervise this.

"They're basically training future abortionists by sending them to Planned Parenthood," said Virginia Zignego, Pro-Life Wisconsin spokeswoman. The group knew about the rotation for years, said Zignego, but learned the monetary details via an open records request.

"UWHC has been paying for the rotation to date. We will continue to do so. Please let Planned Parenthood know," reads
one of the obtained e-mails, by Carl J. Getto, for instance. He's the medical school's associate dean of hospital affairs.

Click here to read the rest of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article.

As a recent story out of Vietnam illustrates,
doctors suffer psychological damage from performing abortions.

Pro-Life Wisconsin is not finished with this obvious flouting of Wisconsin law. We encourage people to submit an editorial to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about UW’s attempt at semantics. A state-created public entity is still taxpayer funded. We are concerned with the use of the state’s money but also our great University’s name. E-mail the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with your letter to the editor at
jsedit@journalsentinel.com.





MEDITATIONS FOR LENT
FROM
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
Translated by
FATHER PHILIP HUGHES
London
SHEED AND WARD
1937
Monday in Holy Week
IT IS NECESSARY THAT WE BE WHOLLY CLEAN
1. If I wash thee not, thou shaft have no part with
me (John xiii. 8). No one can be made a sharer
in the inheritance of eternity, a co-heir with Christ,
unless he is spiritually cleansed, for in the Apocalypse
it is so stated. There shall not enter into it anything
defiled (Apoc. xxi. 27), and in the Psalms we read,
Lord who shall dwell in thy tabernacle ? (Ps. xiv.)
Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord ;
or who shall stand in his holy place ? The innocent in
hands, and clean of heart (Ps. xxiii. 3, 4).
It is therefore as though Our Lord said, If I
wash thee not, thou shalt not be cleansed, and if
thou art not cleansed, thou shalt have no part with
me.
2. Simon Peter saith to him : Lord, not only my
feet but also my hands and my head (John xiii. 9).
Peter, utterly stricken, offers his whole self to be
washed, so confounded is he with love and with
fear. We read, in fact, in the book called The
journeying of Clement, that Peter used to be so over
come by the bodily presence of Our Lord, which
he had most fervently loved, that whenever, after
Our Lord s Ascension, the memory of that dearest
presence and most holy company came to him,
he used so to melt into tears, that his cheeks seemed
all worn out with them.
We can consider three parts in man s body,
the head, which is the highest, the feet, which are
the lowest part, and the hands which lie in between.
In the interior man, that is to say, in the soul, there
are likewise three parts. Corresponding to the
head there is the higher reason, the power by means
of which the soul clings to God. For the hands
there is the lower reason by which the soul operates
in good works. For the feet there are the senses
and the feelings and desires arising from them.
Now Our Lord knew the disciples to be clean as
far as the head was concerned, for He knew they
were joined to God by faith and by charity. He
knew their hands also were clean, for He knew their
good works. But as to their feet,He knew that
the disciples were still somewhat entangled in
those inclinations to earthly things that derive
out of the life of the senses.
Peter, alarmed by Our Lord s warning (v. 8),
Not only consented that his feet should be washed,
but begged that his hands and his head should be
washed too.
Lord, he said, not only my feet, but also my hands
and my head. As though to say,
I know not
whether hands and head need to be washed.
For I am not conscious to myself of anything, yet am I
not hereby justified (i Cor. iv. 4). Therefore I am
ready not only for my feet to be washed, that is,
those inclinations that arise out of the life of my
senses, but also my hands, that is, my works, and
my head, too, that is, my higher reason."
3. Jesus saith to him : He that is washed^ needeth
not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you
are clean (John xiii. 10). Origen, commenting
on this text, says that the Apostles were clean,
but needed to be yet cleaner. For reason should
ever desire gifts that are better still, should ever
set itself to achieve the very heights of virtue, should
aspire to shine with the brightness of justice itself.
He that is holy, let him be sanctified still (Apoc.
xxii. n).
(In John xiii.)



Nancy Schaefer and her husband were found shot to death in their homes on March 27, 2010 in what police are claiming is a murder/suicide. The mainstream media accounts of her death do not mention her efforts to expose the CPS as part of an illicit "Franklin Affair" http://www.franklinscandal.com/cos/ style child trafficking ring.

With Pedophilia bringing down the bogus ordo church, "Franklin Affair" style child trafficking rings everywhere are in a panic, and may be "cleaning house" where necessary.





Audio Sermon for Palm Sunday

Given by Bishop Giles, OFM

http://friarsminor.org/audio/10palm.wma

Audio Sermon for Palm Sunday

Given by Brother Bonaventure, OFM
http://songweetrains.com/sermons/10palmbb.wma


Youtube Sermon for Palm Sunday

Given by Brother Bonaventure, OFM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1KSsj1NAf8

Sunday, March 28, 2010

This is the apostate that anti-pope Benedict just dispatched to deal with the sexual abuse crisis in Ireland...



Pell accused of sex abuse cover-up

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/07/07/1215282750977.html

DAYS before the Pope arrives in Sydney, church documents reveal Australia's highest-ranking Catholic, George Pell, concealed details of a priest's history of sexual abuse from a victim seeking justice...

hmm is there anyone in this apostate church that is not involved in the molestation of children?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Very Good Reason to Believe Home Prices Will Collapse

http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20100326/FREE/100329901

The latest housing initiative announced today by the Obama Administration draws the U.S. government and, by proxy, all taxpaying Americans, further into the inescapable quagmire of a devastated real estate market.

By transferring more underwater mortgage balances onto the public books, the plan puts taxpayers on the hook for further losses if housing prices continue to fall. Given the massive support for real estate already afforded by record-low interest rates and massive federal tax and policy incentives, there are very good reasons to believe that home prices will indeed collapse when these crutches are removed. Recent spikes in long-term interest rates warn of this prospect...

The drop in home values we have seen so far is nothing compared to what is coming!

Truly a saint for today!

Saint John Damascene
Pourer of the Golden Treasure of the Faith
The seventeenth Doctor in this series on the Doctors of the Church was the most remarkable of the Greek writers of the 8th century. He stood up strongly to false doctrines. He led the defenders of the orthodox Catholic faith against the iconoclast movement of the Byzantine regime. He was known as the last of the Greek Fathers and one whom greatly inspired the Angelic Doctor several centuries later. He was Saint John of Damascene.




In the year 676, as Mohammedanism was making its mark in the Holy Land, Saint John Damascene was born into a wealthy Christian-Arab family. His mother was Catholic, his father Mansur a Moslem. His father was also a civil authority who converted to Christianity amid the Saracens of Damascus, whose caliph made him his minister. This enlightened man found in the public square one day, amid a group of sad Christian captives, a priest of Italian origin who had been condemned to slavery. The monk was named Cosmas, a slave bought by John's father during a Moslem raid in Sicily. Mansur ransomed Cosmas and assigned him to his young son to be his tutor. Young John made extraordinary progress in grammar, dialectic, mathematics, music, poetry, astronomy, but above all in theology, the discipline imparting knowledge of God. John became famous for his encyclopedic knowledge and theological method, later a source of inspiration to Saint Thomas Aquinas.



When his father died, the caliph made of him his principal counselor, his Grand Vizier. Thus it was through Saint John Damascene that the advanced sciences made their apparition among the Arab Moslems, who had burnt the library of Alexandria in Egypt; it was not the Moslems who instructed the Christians, as was believed for some time in Europe. Saint John vigorously opposed the ferocious Iconoclast persecution instigated by the Emperor of Constantinople, Leo the Isaurian. He distinguished himself, with Saint Germain, Patriarch of Constantinople, in the defense of the veneration of sacred images.



In the early 700's Leo the Isaurian released a decree condemning the veneration of images. John knew it was a direct assault on Catholicism and he refuted all the Emperor had decreed which naturally drew the wrath of the Byzantine rulers who wanted to silence him, but they were prevented because John was under the Caliph's protection and rule.



The Emperor, irritated, himself conjured up a plot against John. A letter was forged, signed with Saint John’s name, and addressed to himself, the Emperor of Constantinople, offering to deliver up the city of Damascus to him. That letter was then transmitted by the Emperor to the Caliph of Damascus, advising him as a “good neighbor” should do, that he had a traitor for minister. Although Saint John vigorously defended himself against the charge, he was condemned by the Caliph to have his right hand cut off. The severed hand, by order of the Caliph, was attached to a post in a public square. But Saint John obtained the hand afterwards, and invoked the Blessed Virgin in a prayer which has been preserved; he prayed to be able to continue to write the praises of Her Son and Herself. The next morning when he awoke, he found his hand joined again to the arm, leaving no trace of pain, but only a fine red line like a bracelet, marking the site of the miracle.



The Saint was reinstated afterwards to the favor of the local prince, but he believed that Heaven had made it clear he was destined to serve the Church by his writings. He therefore distributed his property and retired soon thereafter to the monastery of Saint Sabas near Jerusalem. Even though Leo's successor, the Emperor Constantine Copronymus denounced John at a false synod he convened in Constantinople, the Patriarch John V still ordained John in 726.
St. John Damascene spent most of his remaining years in apologetic writings and prayer at the Monastery of St. Sabas. Occasionally he left to console the Christians of Syria and Palestine and strengthen them, even going to Constantinople in the hope of obtaining martyrdom there. However, he was able to return to his monastery.



Known as both a poet and theologian, John wrote his famous The Fount of Knowledge, translated into Latin with the title De Fide Orthodoxa. It had the most profound effect on theology for centuries. Teaming up with the Patriarch John V and Pope Gregory II, St. John defended the faith and the right to use images and icons of Our Lord, Our Lady and the saints with the beautiful rationale, "It is not the material that we honor but what it represents: the honor paid to images goes to the one who is represented by the image." He wrote countless works including poems still used in the Greek liturgy. The Greeks called him "Chrysoorhoas" which meant "pouring forth gold" since his words were a treasure so profound to those who heard them. John's peaceful death at the monastery at St. Sabas, at the ripe age of 104, on December 4, 779 marked the end of the Greek Fathers of the Church. He was buried near the door of the monastery church in 780.
1111 years later, on the same December date in 1890, Pope Leo XIII proclaimed John Damascene a Doctor of the Church adding his feast to the Roman Calendar for March 27th.



Note: [editor's bold, brackets and italicized for emphasis] Some of the sources taken from: Les Petits Bollandistes: Vies des Saints, by Msgr. Paul Guérin (Bloud et Barral: Paris, 1882), Vol. 5; The Catholic Encyclopedia, edited by C. G. Herbermann with numerous collaborators (Appleton Company: New York, 1908).
http://www.dailycatholic.org/mar27doc.htm

Friday, March 26, 2010



THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Her Doctrine and Morals
Palm Sunday
28 March 2010

Dear Friend,
Today we celebrate Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but we also read of Christ's profound suffering and His ultimate Sacrifice.


Christ our King is superficially welcomed, but then is repulsed by these very same people who torture, crucify, and murder Him. There is a very profound lesson in all this for every Catholic to consider.

How do we receive Jesus Christ?

We are offered the opportunity to receive Him every time we are privileged enough to be able to approach the Communion rail.

But, to the shame and perhaps damnation of many these opportunities are ignored and passed over without a second thought. Too many refrain from welcoming Christ in the Holy Eucharist because they love their sins which torment them, more than they love Christ who offers them peace and consolation in all their trials and sufferings. They refuse to cleanse their souls in the sacrament of Penance, so unworthy they stay back choosing to be slaves to sin and enemies of God when it would be so easy to repent and be showered with God's many graces.


But, then there are others who regardless of their sins receive Our Lord without a second thought. These outwardly appear good. They are like the multitude that welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. They sing His praise and honor today with their lips, but tomorrow betray Him with their continued sinful lives and cry out for His blood _ revealing the evil in their hearts.

In this Holy Week we are once again given the opportunity to put things in order. It is time to put away all the worldly considerations. We must convince ourselves that it does not matter what the rest of the world thinks of us. The only thing that should concern us is what God thinks of us. Let us put aside all human respect as we take up the task of preparing ourselves and ultimately receiving Jesus into our bodies and souls.


Let us not be concerned with how "unbecoming", "unmanly", or "hypocritical" it might appear for us to weep over our sins, humbly confess them and sincerely repent with a firm purpose of amendment. The only one that we must please is God, and this is what He requires of us. There is no need for excessive display either. God does not need theatrics or a show. Theatrics and shows are for others whom we hope to deceive. God looks into the heart and soul and cannot be deceived.


And still our posture and comportment are important because they help impress upon us the necessary sentiments that are required. Kneeling up straight with head bowed is much more productive in correctly examining our conscience as opposed to sitting or slouching and allowing our eyes and minds to wander all over the place. We should maintain an appropriate posture not for others to see (even though this can be a positive grace for them) but, because it is necessary for us in disciplining ourselves and putting us in the proper and respectful position so as to be better prepared to receive forgiveness.


Likewise when we approach Christ in the Holy Eucharist, we should maintain a proper position and posture. We are unworthy servants before our King. Our hands should be properly folded (not with fingers intertwined but with hands joined and fingers pointing upward). We should never approach or return from Communion with our hands by our sides or in our pockets. We are not receiving an equal or a lesser one; we are receiving God! Our eyes should be cast down and not wandering all over the place.

Our lips should be quiet. This is not the time to speak. It is not the custom of the Catholic Church for the people to even say "Amen". This was started by the Modernist Novus Ordo Church. The priest distributing Holy Communion says all that needs to be said: "May the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto life everlasting. Amen" This is the time for simple, humble, respectful silence. We open our mouths and put out our tongues to welcome Jesus into our bodies and souls. Let us receive Him into our mouths there to purify and sanctify our tongues so that only that which pleases Him will ever leave our lips again. Let Him enter our bodies so that we will only do that which is pleasing to Him. Let Him enter our minds so that we will only think of pleasing Him. But most of all let Him enter our hearts so that we will only love Him.
And as we humbly and devoutly return to our places let us cherish this moment and be reluctant to leave this most holy moment pass.


In this way we may avoid the terrible sins of those whom we witnessed today praising Him at one moment then crying out for His blood in the next.


O blessed Mother!
Filled with compassion,
Thy heart in breaking
At His cruel passion.


Alone, thou did stand
Neath His painful cross,
And in thy pure heart
Didst mourn thy great Loss.


His most precious blood
On Mary did fall,
Life everlasting
He gave to us all.


His body weakened
His Spirit soared high,
Mary, the Mother,
Watched her Son die.

Helene Baumer
Robert, Cyril.
Our Lady’s Praise in Poetry.
Poughkeepsie, New York: Marist Press, 1944.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Analysis: Israel weathers round with White House


WASHINGTON – In the war of wills between the Obama administration and Israel over settlement construction, Israel has weathered — if not won — another round...

...Something similar may be afoot now — a half-measure offered by Israel that Washington accepts because it fears the consequences of a full confrontation with Israel and its powerful supporters in the United States...

We are owned by Israel - our once proud nation is now the lapdog of Israel - we are the "loyal dog" that the Israelis have trained well and we fear our masters!

WAKE UP


Oh boy - trouble in paradise!

Report: Pope Benedict XVI Warned About Milwaukee Priest By Weakland
Father Lawrence Murphy Never Defrocked
MILWAUKEE --
Allegations are now surfacing, that Pope Benedict, before he became pope, ignored warnings about a priest in Milwaukee.
The information comes from two lawyers who filed suits against the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
Despite warnings from then-Archbishop Rembert Weakland, top vatican officials, including the cardinal who later became pope, did not punish a priest who may have molested as many as 200 boys in Milwaukee.
The New York Times cites letters they've obtained from Wisconsin bishops to then-Cardinal Ratzinger, asking for action.
It all surrounds Father Lawrence Murphy, a Milwaukee priest who taught at the former St. John's School For The Deaf in St. Francis.
He taught from 1950 to 1975, but was moved to Superior, Wis. once abuse allegations surfaced.
The New York Times is reporting that then-Archbishop Rembert Weakland wrote to the office that disciplines priests in 1996, asking them for counsel on what to do with Father Murphy.
That office was led at the time by the man who would later become pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
The report said Cardinal Ratzinger ignored both of Weaklands letters, and even canceled a secret trial after Father Murphy appealed to the cardinal personally.
Multiple civil lawsuits have been filed against the diocese, accusing Murphy of abusing young boys.
Father Murphy died in 1998, and was never defrocked.
I have a hard time believing that Weakland did this considering his history! They are ALL morally bankrupt!


More bogus ordo heresy and tomfoolery - this priest (truly ordained) was the head of a group called "FutureChurch" which led the fight for women priests and married priests, and was really against all authority in the church. He is being buried with full bogus ordo "honors".:
Rev. Louis J. Trivison led Resurrection Catholic and FutureChurch
By Grant Segall
March 19, 2010, 2:58PM
Rev. Louis J. Trivison co-founded FutureChurch, an international group urging Catholic reforms, such as accepting married priests and treating female leaders equally.
He was also a pioneer in sharing his parish leadership with nuns, and in having his suburban flock help support urban ones.
Trivison died Wednesday, March 17, at the Jennings Center for Older Adults, Garfield Heights. He was 85.
"Louie helped hundreds of people begin to relate to God as a friend, as the one who cared about them more than anybody else and respected their uniqueness and humanity and loved them just as they are," said Sister Christine Schenk, head of Future Church, based in Lakewood.
She said he was a respectful reformer, trying to save the denomination he loved. He served not just causes but individuals, bringing the Eucharist weekly for years to a homebound worshipper.
Trivison was raised in Little Italy and Wickliffe. Ordained in 1948, he served at the Mount Carmels in Cleveland's East Side and in Wickliffe, Holy Redeemer in Cleveland and St. Louis in Cleveland Heights. He advocated what came to pass in the 1960s: Masses in local languages.
In 1971, Trivison became the first pastor of Resurrection of Our Lord in Solon,
sharing the ministry with two nuns.
"There's no authority-figure problem here," he told The Plain Dealer. "Nobody is more important than anybody else."
He persuaded his parish council to help support Epiphany Catholic on Union Ave. and Ministry with the Poor on Central Ave. In 1991, Resurrection won the diocese's Peace and Justice Award for such efforts.
His council was also the first of more than two dozen local ones to call for married priests and female equality.
"I believe the shortage of priests imperils the Eucharistic life of the church," he said. "The Eucharist is more important than the gender or the married state of the celebrant of Mass."
Trivison served on the diocese's liturgical and parish council commissions. He taught theology at Notre Dame College and St. John College.
He retired from Resurrection in 1996 and became chaplain of Light of Hearts Villa.
Steinbauer is arranging his funeral at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22, at Resurrection. Survivors include two of his three sisters, one of them a sister of Notre Dame.










The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary: And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour ofour death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.

Hail Mary . . .

And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.
Amen.
St. Louis De Montfort (1710): “….there are some very sanctifying interior practices for those whom the Holy Ghost calls to high perfection. These may be expressed in four words: to do all things by Mary, with Mary, in Mary and for Mary; so that we may do them all the more perfectly by Jesus, with Jesus, in Jesus and for Jesus.” (True Devotion to Mary #257)
Seattle Mom: School Sent My Daughter for Secret Abortion without Telling Me
By Patrick B. Craine
SEATTLE, Washington, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Seattle mother is furious after learning that her 15-year-old daughter was sent by her school's health center for a secret abortion, reports ABC-affiliate KOMO.

The mother, identified only as “Jill,” says her daughter was given a pregnancy test at Ballard High School's Teen Health Center, which came back positive. Rather than informing the parents, she said, the center gave the girl a pass and put her in a taxi for the abortuary, all during school hours.

"They just told her that if she concealed it from her family, that it would be free of charge and no financial responsibility," Jill said.

She added that she had signed a consent form allowing her daughter to be treated at the health center, thinking it covered issues like earaches, sports physicals, or even contraception, but wasn't aware they would be arranging abortions.

"Nowhere in this paperwork does it mention abortion or facilitating abortion." she said. "Signing this paper makes me feel like my rights were completely stripped away."

T.J. Cosgrove of the King County Health Department, which oversees the center, explained that Washington state does not recognize parents' opinions on such issues. "At any age in the state of Washington, an individual can consent to a termination of pregnancy," he said.



Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former Director of Studies at the U.S. Army War College, on audio. The video details evidence on why it is 100% certain that Israel is responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States!

I suspect that Dr. Alan Sabrosky is not going to be with us for long!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One must wonder who were the real war criminals of WWII

'Wembley Way' built by German Prisoners of War
By Mike Thomson BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8564401.stm

Olympic Way - often called Wembley Way - opened for traffic in 1948
English Sporting icons don't come much bigger than Wembley Stadium but few realise that it owes some of its splendour to the labour of German prisoners of war.

The news, which follows an investigation by BBC Radio 4's Document programme, may come as a shock to many England fans who view Germany as their fiercest sporting rivals.
In 1948 the stadium was to host the Olympics and the area around needed to be redeveloped.

The trouble was that the carnage of WWII and the need to maintain a vast standing army had left Britain with a big manpower shortage.

The solution was to fill the gaps with German POWs, many of whom were still held captive in the country, nearly three years after the war had ended...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

THIS IS AMAZING!


Britain to expel Mossad's man in London over Dubai assassination

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7503921/Britain-to-expel-Mossads-man-in-London-over-Dubai-assassination.html

Mossad's representative at the Israel embassy in London is being expelled over the use of cloned British passports in the killing of a senior Hamas commander in Dubai, the Telegraph has learned.

ok - with that in mind - consider this:



MK Eldad slams UK over Dubai accusations


http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3866836,00.html

Knesset Member Arieh Eldad (National Union) commented on British accusations of Israel regarding the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on Tuesday and compared the British people with dogs.

"I think the British are behaving hypocritically and I don't want to offend dogs on this issue, since some dogs are utterly loyal. Who are they to judge us on the war on terror?" he said.

Doesn't it make you wonder what these moron Evangelical "Christians" and novus ordo satanists think when they read stuff like this?

What must these Zionist clowns think when they are refered to as dogs by their "gods" in Israel?
Proof That Vaccines Didn't Save Us

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By genebean - Posted on 07 November 2009

History shows us that vaccines did NOT eradicate the diseases that plagued humanity. That is a common misconception -- in actual fact, it was better sanitation and hygiene in the cities that prevented the spread of diseases. These charts, from official sources, show us that vaccines (1) were not responsible, and are not necessary, for eliminating infectious diseases, (2) are not effective, and (3) are dangerous.


http://genesgreenbook.com/content/proof-vaccines-didnt-save-us



The Controversy Magnet: PositiveID "Chips" Alzheimer's Patients, Quite Possibly Without Permission
By Jim Edwards Mar 18, 2010
When is a medical experiment in which you implant microchips in 200 old people with Alzheimer’s disease not a medical experiment? According to PositiveID (PSID), it’s when you forget to get permission from an institutional review board, which oversees medical experiments on humans.
The omission will be seized upon by the company’s legion of critics, writing yet another gloomy PR chapter for a company that can’t do anything without triggering negative headlines.
The murk surrounding whether PositiveID got proper permission — either from a panel of experts or the patients themselves — for implanting the Florida senior citizens with microchips linked to their healthcare records was revealed by Penn Bullock in a story on James Randi’s web site for pseudoscience skeptics.


In 2007, a press release from VeriChip, PositiveID’s old name, repeatedly called the move “a study,” which in the research community is the nomenclature for standard experimental science conducted according to a set of official ethics rules:


In the two-year, 200 patient study, participating individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as well as their caregivers, would receive the VeriMed(TM) implantable microchip to provide emergency department staff easy access to those patients’ identification and medical information.


Bullock reports that such a study would definitely have needed IRB approval in order to prevent ethical violations against humans in medical experiments. But a spokesperson for PositiveID now says it was a “project, not a study,” Bullock reports:

Our relationship with Alzheimer’s Community Care to provide their patients and caregivers with the microchip… was not a research study or experiment, so IRB review is not required.


The project/study/whatever was covered by the AP:
Mary Barnes, the care center’s chief executive, counters that both the patients and their legal guardians must consent to the implants before receiving them. And the chips, she says, could be invaluable in identifying lost patients — for instance, if a hurricane strikes Florida.

Although the AP called the event a “study” at the time, Barnes now also calls it a “project”:


We did participate in a project with [PositiveID],” she said, pausing dramatically. “A project. We had legal documents reviewed by counsel. The project was for the benefit of patients and caregivers…” When asked if the ACC had gotten an IRB, she abruptly hung up the phone.

That raises the issue of whether the patients or guardians properly consented to the microchips.


The microchips are useless in locating patients after hurricanes because they do not contain GPS tracking devices. Bullock reports PositiveID admits some patients could not consent, and the consent of their guardians was used instead. But without IRB guidelines governing consent disclosures, and whether guardians were bamboozled by irrelevant information about hurricanes, it’s not clear what information they were given about the study before their consent was obtained.
This is the beginning.......
Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated, officials say
By Tom Watkins, CNN

(CNN) -- Federal health authorities recommended Monday that doctors suspend using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the United States against rotavirus, saying the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus.

"There is no evidence at this time that this material poses a safety risk," Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told reporters in a conference call.
Rotarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, was approved by the FDA in 2008. The contaminant material is DNA from porcine circovirus 1, a virus from pigs that is not known to cause disease in humans or animals, Hamburg said.

About 1 million children in the United States and about 30 million worldwide have gotten Rotarix vaccine, she said.
Rotavirus disease kills more than 500,000 infants around the world each year, primarily in low- and middle-income countries, she said. Before rotavirus vaccine became available, the disease was blamed for more than 50,000 hospitalizations and several dozen deaths per year in the United States, she said.

The FDA learned about the contamination after an academic research team using a novel technique to look for viruses in a range of vaccines found the material in GlaxoSmithKline's product and told the company, Hamburg said. The drug maker confirmed its presence in both the cell bank and the seed from which the vaccine is derived, suggesting its presence from the early stages of vaccine development, she said. The FDA then confirmed the drug maker's findings.
GlaxoSmithKline emphasized Monday that the pig virus is not known to cause illness in humans, saying "it is found in everyday meat products and is frequently eaten with no resulting disease or illness."

"No safety issue has been identified by external agencies or GSK," Thomas Breuer, the drug maker's chief medical officer, said in a written statement. "GSK is committed to patient safety and to the highest manufacturing standards for all our vaccines and medicines. We are already working closely and discussing this finding with regulatory agencies around the world."

Another vaccine, RotaTeq, is made by Merck and was approved in 2006. There is no evidence that the Merck product is affected, Hamburg said. Both vaccines are given by mouth to infants to prevent rotavirus disease, which is marked by severe diarrhea and dehydration.

Asked whether Merck would be able to meet the nation's demand, Merck spokeswoman Pam Eisele said, "Obviously, we will work with the ... FDA to evaluate supply needs."

In the next four to six weeks, the drug agency will convene an advisory committee to make recommendations and seek input on the use of new techniques for identifying viruses in vaccine, Hamburg said.

"We're not pulling it from the market, we're just suspending its use during this period while we're collecting more information," she said. "It should not be in this vaccine product and we want to understand how it got there. It's not an easy call and we spent many long hours debating the pros and cons but, because we have an alternative product and because the background rates of this disease are not so severe in this country, we felt that the judicious thing to do was to take a pause, to really ask the critical questions about what this material was doing in the vaccine, how it got there."

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, said "a substantial amount" of the DNA was found in the vaccine. But, he stressed, "there is no evidence that it causes any disease. ... There is no evidence that it ever does anything."

The research group that discovered the contamination has asked not to be identified pending its paper's publication in a scientific journal, Hamburg said.

Anyone who has already received a dose of Rotarix should switch to the Merck product for the next two doses, Hamburg said. Preliminary testing of the Merck product has found no evidence of the porcine circovirus 1 DNA, she said. Doctors should be able to tell parents which of the two products their children received, she said.

Hamburg stressed that the suspension applies only to the United States. Public health officials in countries where the incidence of rotavirus is more severe may decide that the benefits of continuing to use the vaccine outweigh any concerns raised by the contamination, she said. "Such a decision would be very understandable," she added.

A similar virus, porcine circovirus 2, also does not cause disease in humans, but it does cause disease in its pig host, Hamburg said.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/22/rotavirus.vaccine/?hpt=T2
Obama supporter launching a boat!





Ain't this the truth!


Once in a while - you just need a laugh

Monday, March 22, 2010


Read this very slowly - you just cannot believe how far these bogus ordoites have fallen!
Ottawa archbishop lays down law on kneeling
By Jennifer GreenApril 7, 2009

OTTAWA — Ottawa's archbishop has ordered all Catholics to conform in how they kneel during mass, despite widespread grumbling that uniformity doesn't equal sanctity, or even unity.

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast circulated a letter recently asking that everyone kneel for the entire Eucharistic prayer from "Holy, holy, holy" to the conclusion "Let us proclaim the mystery of faith" -- about five minutes in all.
Currently, some congregations stand for most of the prayer, kneeling only as the priest prepares holy communion. Some stand for the whole thing; others kneel throughout.

Archbishop Prendergast said in his letter: "I have noted a wide range of practices ... which present a lack of harmony in a matter where we should be united -- the worship of God.
"I know that it may not be easy for some to accept. However, I am convinced its implementation will bring blessings to our archdiocese and I invite your co-operation with this directive."

In an interview later, he explained: "It's a sign of reverence. People say, 'I don't like that. We are the people set free, we no longer have to kneel to God,' and I said, 'Wait a minute, we do have to kneel to God. Christ knelt in the garden. People knelt before Jesus. Why can't we do that for a few minutes at mass?' "
One woman told him her husband might not come to church because of this. "She said, 'we French Canadians have a bit of an inferiority complex. We don't like people telling us what to do'."
He replied that, if the husband does come, he is free to stand through the prayer, but at the back of the church, where he won't confuse everyone else.

It seems a small thing to ask the faithful to kneel during mass, but opponents say that's just the point, especially since it is the archbishop's first firm order since he arrived in this area last year.
"Is that all they have to think about?" asked former Ottawa councillor Toddy Kehoe, a parishioner at St. Joseph's parish on Laurier Avenue East. "I don't see the Catholic church as doing loving things. I don't see them as the caring community they should be. It isn't whether you stand or kneel."

St. Joseph's Rev. Richard Kelly declined to comment, as did a staff member who said in an e-mail: "It is hard to believe that a kneeler is such a big topic, and I wish I could say something about this piece of furniture that was meaningful, and about the prayer posture we have been requested to assume, but we are in difficult times and the focus for us as a parish is really how can we participate in the truth and reconciliation process with the aboriginal community of Canada."
Even Rev. William Burke, associate director of the national liturgy office at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, refused to comment for fear of fanning the controversy. Canadian bishops have already agreed to adopt this rule when the new missal, or Catholic mass book, is introduced in the near future.

Archbishop Prendergast acknowledged the underlying strains. "Every time you talk about liturgy, everything else going on in the church is reflected."

Right now, the Catholic church is asking, "Is (the mass) our thing or is it God's thing? There are certain tensions in the church about that.

"After 40 years since the Vatican Council, we have gotten away from certain aspects of reverence; we're trying to have more harmony and co-ordination. Harmony will help bolster a sense of divine worship, something that has slipped away.

"What has happened with the liturgy is that it is being asked to bear too many things."
At one mass, people got so enthusiastic about greeting each other at the exchange of the peace that it took 45 minutes to get back to the pews and resume the service.


"That's not what mass is about. It's about worshipping God," Archbishop Prendergast said.
"At one time, nobody ever applauded. Now, they applaud for everything. It becomes more like a concert."
As to his authoritarian message, he said, "The bishop is the mentor of the liturgy, moderator, the one who calls the shots. I try to do it gently."
Nevertheless, to both clergy and congregants, he says, "I know you disagree, but I would like you to come along."
If someone comes to church and stubbornly stands, they won't be asked to leave. But, the archbishop says, "You sort of wonder, what are they proving when there are two people standing in a church of 500 kneeling? Some people always have to let you know they're right."Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/Ottawa+archbishop+lays+down+kneeling/1474160/story.html#ixzz0ixOaRiUx
I TOLD YOU SO....


Former Mutual Benefits lobbyist now aiding Madoff victims

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-03-21/news/fl-klenet-madoff-congress-20100321_1_madoff-victims-mutual-benefits-ponzi-scheme

Russ Klenet hired to press Congress to help investors

FORT LAUDERDALE
Russ Klenet has switched sides in America's growing investment fraud scandal.Klenet — a prominent local lobbyist and husband of Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter — defended Mutual Benefits Corp. before security regulators shut it down in 2004.

Today, he's fighting for victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.Klenet's new fight is potentially just as controversial as his old one. He's lobbying Congress to require Wall Street to pay them part of billions of dollars of bogus profits Madoff claimed he was making for them.

Each would be eligible for up to $500,000 from a federally established brokerage insurance fund...

Like I said before - this is all a scam - to get tax payers to bail out all these Jews who lost money in the stock market when it crashed - Madeoff did not rip off his fellow Jews - this was an elaborate plan to screw gentiles out of their tax dollars!

Pro-Life Wisconsin Director of Legislative Affairs Matt Sande made the following comments:

“The President’s executive order is a sham. It is not worth the piece of paper it is written on. It doesn’t work to stop taxpayer-funded abortions in the healthcare bill because it can’t, and because that’s not what it’s supposed to do. It can’t stop the abortion funding because it does not have the force of law, the courts will never recognize it as lawful and it can be repealed at any given moment. And it was never intended to work because its only purpose was to provide Congressman Stupak and his so-called pro-life Democrat colleagues political cover for their YES votes.

“The sad fact remains that the Senate healthcare bill contains an abortion coverage mandate and would subsidize private health plans in the insurance Exchange that include coverage for elective abortion, a clear departure from current law. Moreover, the executive order does nothing to address the inevitable rationing of care. The legislation should have been scrapped and begun anew, but now what we’re left with is an immoral bill that will usher in an unprecedented surge in abortions across our land.
May God have mercy on our country.”