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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hillary Clinton Can't tell you how she knows, but she knows Al Queda wishes to attack





This is the same sort of crap we were seeing in August of 2001, the "pre-selling" of the villain we are to blame when the next false flag goes off. And if you think about it, the whole premise of this "warning" is silly. The US Government knows enough about Al Qaeda to know they are planning something nasty, but can't find out where they are to stop them? Nonsense. Rivero

Besides - we know that Al Queda does not exist:




They're at it again:

Door-to-door spies in Utah County?

Reported by: Brent Hunsaker

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Sales people working neighborhoods in Northern Utah County have been asking some odd questions that have nothing to do with making the sale. Folks are reporting that they're asking about the new National Security Agency's data center that is being built at Camp Williams.

The sales people say they're Israeli art students and are selling their works to raise money for a gallery. Some have even produced what appear to be legitimate Israeli passports.

click here for full story
 
I hope that this is not preparation for another false flag terror attack!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

At first I thought this was in a foreign country but no - this is America!! It was just a matter of time:

Local Christian Book Store’s Name Called “Offensive”

Christian Book and Gift Shop owner Don Toy (right) told host David Croyle that his store was rejected by an advertising agency because the name “Christian” is offensive.

The owner of Kittanning’s only Christian book store said he was denied advertising on a restaurant menu because the name “Christian” is offensive.

Reverend Don Toy, owner of the Christian Book and Gift Shop, appeared on last night’s Talk of the Town program on Family-Life TV, to describe a national movement against Christianity that has made its way into our community.

“Last Wednesday, a salesman came to our store selling advertisements for a menu. The salesman said, ‘My company is printing a limited edition special menu for Garda’s Restaurant in Ford City.’ It got my attention. I know the owner well. I respect the place. ‘For the upcoming holiday season, we are going to print 5,000 of these menus and they will be made available to the clientele at the restaurant and provided with take-out orders.’ He was selling advertisement around this multiple page, attractive menu,” Toy describes.

Toy decided to advertise the Christian Book and Gift Shop since the ad would run during the Christmas season. To get a business-size ad around the menu, the cost was $135, which Toy paid in advance by check.

“A few hours later, [the salesman] came back into the building. He said, ‘We have a problem. I contacted headquarters. Our company has rejected your ad. They told me I have to return your check. We don’t take religious advertising. They are exercising the clause in the contract you signed their right to cancel with you.”

The advertising agency is Brecht-Pacific Publishing, Incorporated (BPPI) located in Longview, Washington.

Toy read the clause: “BPPI reserves the right to refuse, edit, omit any portion of any ad that we think is offensive, sensitive, questionable or otherwise not in good taste.”

“What’s wrong with my ad?” Toy asked the salesman. Toy stated that the salesman responded: “The name. It has the word ‘Christian’ in it.”

Toy asked, “Who am I offending? He said, ‘Non-Christians.’ I looked at him stunned for awhile and said ‘You’ve gotta be kidding!’ I have heard about being politically correct, but this was beyond what I could imagine,” Toy said.

Toy said when he continued to push the issue further, the salesman responded: “Mr. Toy, we turn down a lot of businesses for ads, like massage parlors, tattoo shops, and bars.’” Toy maintains that the agency is putting Christians in the same category of being offensive as massage parlors.

Toy said the irony is that the salesman promoted the reason to advertise was because it would reflect the Christmas season. “That was to be the reason they were offering the advertising. Yet the term ‘Christian’ could be offensive, so the company refused to take my money and gave me my check back.”

Don Toy

Toy said the experience was very emotional for him. “It upset me beyond words. To think that the term Christian could be that offensive and turn people off that much. I remember the day when we used to be considered a Christian nation. We have a president that says we are not anymore. I didn’t believe that. I didn’t believe that was true. Maybe he is right.”

Toy said many other businesses in the area had also placed advertising for the Garda’s promotion with the agency. He said he contacted Chris Arco, owner of Garda’s Restaurant. According to Toy, Arco said he was unhappy about the incident, but had a contract with BPPI and could not do anything about it at this point.

Toy urged businesses that already contracted for advertising with BPPI to insist on “Christian-friendly” phrases in their ad, such as “Jesus is the reason for the season” or “Keep Christ in Christmas.”

“The Christian Book and Gift Shop has been a fixture in Kittanning for over 60 years.” Previously owned by the Reverend John Snyder, Toy is the fourth owner of the establishment.

Toy acquired the Christian Book and Gift Shop when Snyder retired approximately five years ago. It was then moved from its North Jefferson Street location to the former G. C. Murphy building at 212 Market Street. “We have kept it in the community,” Toy said. “We supply services to about 75 to 100 churches for their Sunday School curriculum and material. We are also a retail outlet for Christian supplies and gifts and cards.”

The program can be viewed on the station’s website at www.familylifetv.com (click on the “Talk of the Town” heading). The audio portion will also be rebroadcast today at 1PM on WTYM 1380 AM radio.

What Next?

UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens

From: NewsCore September 26, 2010 10:19AM

THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earths first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.

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Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.


She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready to coordinate humanity’s response to any “first contact”.

During a talk Othman gave recently to fellow scientists, she said: “The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials.

"When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.”

Professor Richard Crowther, an expert in space law and governance at the UK Space Agency and who leads British delegations to the UN on such matters, said: “Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a ‘take me to your leader’ person.”

However, he thinks humanity’s first encounter with any intelligent aliens is more likely to be via radio or light signals from a distant planet than by beings arriving on Earth. And, he suggests, even if we do encounter aliens in the flesh, they are more likely to be microbes than anything intelligent.

I wonder when they will appoint a representative for first contact with Big Foot, the Jolly Green Giant, Puff the Magic Dragon, or the Teletubbies?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Lunar Lunacy

New Australian footage of Neil Armstrong's moon walk


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SYDNEY (AFP) – Long-lost footage of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module will be screened in public for the first time in Sydney next week, a prominent astronomer told AFP.


The footage runs for a few minutes and is considered to be some of the best footage of the historic 1969 moonwalk, but the film was lost in archives for many years and was badly damaged when found, said John Sarkissian.

It depicts the first few minutes of Armstrong's descent which was recorded in Australia as NASA was still scrambling for a signal, showing a far clearer image than was initially screened worldwide.

remember these stories that we discussed:

http://forchrist-contramundum.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-lunacy-regarding-lunar-landings.html

http://forchrist-contramundum.blogspot.com/2009/09/apollo-moon-rocks-lost-in-space-no-lost.html

Are people really stupid enough to believe that if we really landed on the moon that any of the footage would be lost or misplaced?

Think about it - if we truly landed on the moon - that would be the greatest technological achievement in the history of humanity - and the footage is just misplaced - the rocks brought back just mixed up and misplaced - come on! 

The lunar landing was a hoax extraordinaire on the same level as the holohoax.
I recently had a conversation with an "Evangelical Christian" - who told me how important Israel and the Jews were to God's plan today.  I tried to inform her that the Old Covenant was no longer valid and that the Jews today are not the chosen people.  She argued and also refused to beleive that it was against the law in Israel to preach the Gospel.  I sent her the following e-mail.  She has yet to respond:

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Here are a few bible quotes that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Old Covenant is void and no longer valid - this information may be hard to accept at first - because so many pastors are deceived and deceiving people about Israel and about Jews - as also are so many politicians and commentators.

Jeremiah 31: 31-32:
"Behold the days shall come, saith the Lord, and I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Juda: Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, the covenant which they made void, and I had dominion over them, saith the Lord."

Luke 16:16
"The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the kingdom of God is preached: and every one useth violence towards it."

2 Corinthians 3: 7-11:
"Now if the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones, was glorious (so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenance), which is made void: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather in glory? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more the ministration of justice aboundeth in glory. For even that which was glorious in this part was not glorified by reason of the glory that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is in glory."





These are just a few - there are many more passages like this that clearly show that the Old Covenant is void and was replaced by the New Covenant and the New People of God - the followers of Christ.






Here is a story about Israel and trying to spread the Gospel over there:

Evangelical Pastor Ordered to Leave Israel Over Missionary Suspicions

By Ethan Cole
Christian Post Reporter

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070817/evangelical-pastor-ordered-to-leave-israel-over-missionary-suspicions/index.html

An American evangelical pastor and his wife who have lived in Israel for nearly two decades were told to leave the country over suspicion of mission activities, officials said Thursday.

The couple – Ron Cantrell, 59, and Carol Cantrell, 54 – was told that they have two weeks to leave after their application for permanent residency was rejected, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Interior Ministry officials say the decision resulted from suspicion that Cantrell was participating in missionary work – which Israel bans.

However, the pastor has denied the accusation.

Cantrell’s case is being viewed by some observers as another example in a growing debate on whether Christians, especially evangelicals, should “blindly support” Israel despite the fact that it forbids Christians from evangelizing in the country.



Here is another very interesting story - that reveals quite clearly that these perverts who claim to be Jews today are NOT following the religion of the Old Testament - these sick perverts actually suck the bloody penis' of baby boys whom they have circumcised - If any other cult satanic religion did this they would be put in prison where they belong - read the story it is unbelievable - any pastor or "christian" religion that tells you to support this or that these are the "people" of God is deceived and deceiving others - these Jews are the ones that St. John warned us of:

Revelation 2:9
"I know thy tribulation and thy poverty: but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."


City Questions Circumcision Ritual After Baby Dies

By ANDY NEWMAN

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/26/nyregion/26circumcise.html?_r=1&ex=1125720000&en=7f688eb83442b177&ei=5070&emc=eta1

A circumcision ritual practiced by some Orthodox Jews has alarmed city health officials, who say it may have led to three cases of herpes - one of them fatal - in infants. But after months of meetings with Orthodox leaders, city officials have been unable to persuade them to abandon the practice.

The city's intervention has angered many Orthodox leaders, and the issue has left the city struggling to balance its mandate to protect public health with the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

"This is a very delicate area, so to speak," said Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden.

The practice is known as oral suction, or in Hebrew, metzitzah b'peh: after removing the foreskin of the penis, the practitioner, or mohel, sucks the blood from the wound to clean it.

It became a health issue after a boy in Staten Island and twins in Brooklyn, circumcised by the same mohel in 2003 and 2004, contracted Type-1 herpes. Most adults carry the disease, which causes the common cold sore, but it can be life-threatening for infants. One of the twins died.

Since February, the mohel, Rabbi Yitzchok Fischer, 57, has been under court order not to perform the ritual in New York City while the health department is investigating whether he spread the infection to the infants.

Pressure from Orthodox leaders on the issue led Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and health officials to meet with them on Aug. 11. The mayor's comments on his radio program the next day seemed meant to soothe all parties and not upset a group that can be a formidable voting bloc: "We're going to do a study, and make sure that everybody is safe and at the same time, it is not the government's business to tell people how to practice their religion."

The health department, after the meeting, reiterated that it did not intend to ban or regulate oral suction. But Dr. Frieden has said that the city is taking this approach partly because any broad rule would be virtually unenforceable. Circumcision generally takes place in private homes.

Dr. Frieden said the department regarded herpes transmission via oral suction as "somewhat inevitable to occur as long as this practice continues, if at a very low rate."

The use of suction to stop bleeding dates back centuries and is mentioned in the Talmud. The safety of direct oral contact has been questioned since the 19th century, and many Orthodox and nearly all non-Orthodox Jews have abandoned it. Dr. Frieden said he hoped the rabbis would voluntarily switch to suctioning the blood through a tube, an alternative endorsed by the Rabbinical Council of America, the largest group of Orthodox rabbis.

But the most traditionalist groups, including many Hasidic sects in New York, consider oral suction integral to God's covenant with the Jews requiring circumcision, and they have no intention of stopping.

"The Orthodox Jewish community will continue the practice that has been practiced for over 5,000 years," said Rabbi David Niederman of the United Jewish Organization in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after the meeting with the mayor. "We do not change.

And we will not change."

David Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel, an umbrella organization of Orthodox Jews, said that metzitzah b'peh is probably performed more than 2,000 times a year in New York City.

The potential risks of oral suction, however, are not confined to Orthodox communities. Dr. Frieden said in March that the health department had fielded several calls from panicked non-Orthodox parents who had hired Hasidic mohels unaware of what their services entailed.

Defenders of oral suction say there is no proof that it spreads herpes at all. They say that mohels use antiseptic mouthwash before performing oral suction, and that the known incidence of herpes among infants who have undergone it is minuscule. (The city's health department recorded cases in 1988 and 1998, though doctors in New York, as in most states, are not required to report neonatal herpes.)

Dr. Kenneth I. Glassberg, past president of the New York section of the American Urological Association and director of pediatric urology at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, said that while he found oral suction "personally displeasing," he did not recommend that rabbis stop using it.

"If I knew something caused a problem from a medical point of view," said Dr. Glassberg, whose private practice includes many Hasidic families, "I would recommend against it."

But Rabbi Moshe Tendler, a microbiologist and professor of Talmud and medical ethics at Yeshiva University, said that metzitzah b'peh violates Jewish law.

"The rule that's above all rules in the Torah is that you cannot expose or accept a risk to health unless there is true justification for it," said Dr. Tendler, co-author of a 2004 article in the journal Pediatrics that said direct contact posed a serious risk of infection.

"Now there have been several cases of herpes in the metro area," he said. "Whether it can be directly associated with this mohel nobody knows. All we're talking about now is presumptive evidence, and on that alone it would be improper according to Jewish law to do oral suction."

The inconsistent treatment of Rabbi Fischer himself indicates the confusion metzitzah b'peh has sown among health authorities, who typically regulate circumcisions by doctors but not religious practitioners.

In Rockland County, where Rabbi Fischer lives in the Hasidic community of Monsey, he has been barred from performing oral suction. But the state health department retracted a request it had made to Rabbi Fischer to stop the practice. And in New Jersey, where Rabbi Fischer has done some of his 12,000 circumcisions, the health authorities have been silent.

Rabbi Fischer's lawyer, Mark J. Kurzmann, said that absent conclusive proof that the rabbi had spread herpes, he should be allowed to continue the practice. Rabbi Fischer said through Mr. Kurzmann that the twin who died and the Staten Island boy both had herpes-like rashes before they were circumcised and were seen by a pediatrician who approved their circumcision. The health department declined to comment on its investigation.

St. Paul clearly warned us of what the Jews are:

I Thessalonians 2:15
"the Jews: Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;"

Sunday Sermon

Feast of St. Isaac and Companions

Bishop Giles
http://friarsminor.org/audio/10isaac.wma


Fr. Bonaventure
http://songweetrains.com/sermons/10isaac.wma
"Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth."  2 Timothy 3:7

Click here and read this story

WOULDNT WANT TO BE IN THIS MAN'S SHOES TODAY!!

Arkansas Abortionist and Former Clinton Physician Dies at 75

By Kathleen Gilbert

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, September 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An Arkansas abortionist notorious for mocking pro-life witnesses and who once claimed that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was his patient, has died of cancer at the age of 75.

William Harrison, a Fayetteville obstetrician/gynecologist, closed his abortuary earlier this year after he was diagnosed with leukemia, leaving only one abortion facility operating in the state. Operation Rescue reports that Harrison claimed to have killed over 20,000 children in the womb over the course of his 36-year practice.

Pro-abortion writer and professor Carole Joffe notes on RH Reality Check that Harrison was "an energetic writer as well as speaker" who often wrote for liberal and pro-abortion websites. Harrison also penned a novel, “There is a Bomb in Gilead,” as a pro-abortion response to converted abortionist Bernard Nathanson's “The Hand of God.”

The abortionist enjoyed an intimate friendship with former U.S. president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the latter of whom was a former patient of Harrison's. It was around the time of her friendship with Harrison that Clinton developed what biographer Paul Kengor called a "religious devotion" to abortion, one that Harrison himself said he encouraged Bill to pursue more vigorously during one of his campaigns for the governorship of Arkansas.

Following an emotional encounter with a black woman who was deeply upset over her pregnancy in the late 1960s, Harrison abandoned his work delivering babies to pursue killing them in the womb full-time. Since then, he told ABC news, he has performed three abortions before lunch, and three after, four days a week. "I consider the mother's life to be much more important than that little blob of tissue, and that's all it is at that time," he told ABC's Martin Bashir.

Harrison has acknowledged he was "destroying life" as an abortion provider, but said that he felt he was allowing women to be "born again" by providing the abortion that would allow them to pursue the life they chose.

During the Spring 2010 40 Days for Life, a national pro-life prayer and fasting campaign, Harrison told media he felt the campaign was "silly," adding that "standing across the street and praying to end abortion - that doesn't work." He also "thanked" vigil participants for pointing out his location, because he doesn't advertise and claims that people praying outside will help newcomers find him.

40 Days for Life National Director David Bereit noted that, despite the taunts, both he and local pro-lifers were "praying for Harrison" to quit his work destroying unborn children.

Following Harrison's death, Operation Rescue president Troy Newman also said he would offer prayers for the abortionist, and said that "this man will never again have the opportunity to kill any more babies, hurt any more women, or cause any more human misery on this Earth."

"We pray other aging abortionists around the nation will not follow Harrison's example [of unrepentance], but will instead find repentance and forgiveness for their bloodguilt through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ," said Newman.


Monday, September 27, 2010

President of Iran - Ahmadinejad on Larry King.  This is very interesting, and Ahmadinejad backs the Jew Larry King into a corner every time - even with the obvious translation and communication issues.  Can you imagine Obama handling himself this intelligently under this type of questioning?






Saturday, September 25, 2010

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Her Doctrine and Morals

Saints Isaac Jogues, John Debrebeuf and Companions

26 September 2010

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The Sunday

Sermon



Dear Friend,

Today we celebrate the beauty and the joys of these French Jesuit martyrs: Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, Charles Garnier, Anthony Daniel, Gabriel Lallemant, Noel Chabanel, John de Lalande, and Rene Goupil. These were among the missionaries who preached the Gospel to Huron and Iroquois Indians in the United States and Canada. They were martyred by the Iroquois Indians in the years 1642, 1648, and 1649. Pope Pius XI beatified them on June 21, 1925 and in 1930 the same Pope canonized them.

We too often forget the price that has been paid for us so that we may have the faith, and therefore we often fail to appreciate and to show our appreciation for what we have been given. So many cradle Catholics and even many converts have become indifferent to the great sacrifices that were made in the past to preserve and transmit to us the Faith.

We may not have benefited directly as the Native American Indians did from the sacrifices of today’s saints, but there were others who made sacrifices for us directly; or indirectly for us through our ancestors. We are all members of one Mystical Body and therefore what benefits one member, benefits the entire body. In one way or another we have all benefited from the sacrifice of these martyrs.

These men truly came as St. Paul did to the Corinthians. They came not to be a burden or place a burden upon others but to offer them a treasure. There are many today who consider the Catholic Faith as a burden forced upon them and there are many more who have shaken off this burden to live as hedonistically as they can.

The Catholic Faith is a burden to the evil, but to the good It is a tremendous treasure that fills them with peace and joy. Those who brought the Faith to others brought them rules and regulations it is true. They taught them not to kill, lie, steal, cheat, etc. To those who love such evils the Faith is a terrible burden that oppresses their passions and disordered love. To those who rise above these things the forbidding of evil is not a burden but rather it is a key that sets their souls free. Unencumbered by the weight of sin, souls filled with love soar to the mystical heights of heaven.

The good missionaries of all ages lived materially speaking a very minimalist lifestyle; making no great material demands upon those whom they came to convert. They were: the poor in spirit, those who hungered, those who wept, those who were hated and reproached, etc. They willingly made these sacrifices so that they would not place such burdens upon their converts. They came to give not to receive.

These great men through their sacrifices, merited for many the grace of Faith and salvation. In turn many of their converts became missionaries themselves. Filled with the same love and fervor as those who came before them and inspired them, they passed on from one generation to the next through the practice of sacrifice and mortification the gift of Faith and love.

These sacrifices and mortifications; this Faith and love have been freely given to us, but we must take cognizance of the value that has been and should be placed upon these gifts. At what cost our ancestors received, preserved, and handed down to us the Faith! And yet, so many moderns reap some of the material advantages of these sacrifices only to cast them aside, not to mention the spiritual advantages that are ignored and trodden underfoot.

Let us thank God and all the Saints in Heaven and the many souls in Purgatory for what they have done for us; and let us show our appreciation not only by honoring those in Heaven and praying for those in Purgatory, but also in treasuring the gifts they have passed on to us. Let us preserve these treasures from all corruption and perhaps even add to their glory as we pass them on to the next generation. Woe to us and those who come after us if we fail in our duty to receive, protect, and pass on this tremendous treasure of the Faith.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Russian Jewish leader urges textbook pulled


September 20, 2010

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MOSCOW (JTA) -- A Russian Jewish leader urged the head of Moscow State University to take steps to drop a history textbook considered by many to be anti-Semitic.

Alexander Boroda, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, sent a letter Monday to Viktor Sadovnichy urging the Moscow State leader to act upon a history textbook written by university professors Alexander Vdovin and Alexander Barsenkov.

Many experts have perceived the textbook, which deals with Russian history between 1917 and 2004, as extremist and anti-Semitics. It provides the percentage of Jews in former Soviet governments and similarly treats many historic events.

typical

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Consider the following two articles and tell me if the world isn't getting more vile and ugly. What is the matter with people! I had a choice of articles to post on the first story but chose this one because the comments were so sick!:

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



http://www.canada.com/life/kids+swearing+earlier+researcher+says/3541245/story.html

I still can't paste a proper link - sorry. You'll have to copy and paste into the url.
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B'nai Brith: La Presse Cartoon Anti-Semitic Propaganda

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B’nai Brith has asked a Quebec newspaper to remove a political cartoon from its website that appears to have a Star of David drawn on the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa...

...B’nai Brith said that it is appalled by the cartoon, calling it outrageous and an offensive insinuation that Jews control Canada’s federal government.

“The caricature plays into vicious and baseless age-old stereotypes of a Jewish conspiracy of control,” said Moïse Moghrabi, Quebec Chair of The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada...

...Guy Badeaux, a veteran cartoonist who goes by the alias Bado, told the CBC that his intention with the cartoon was not to offend. He also said that it was not his intention to draw a Star of David, but to instead recreate a simplified version of the Peace Tower’s complex clock face.


The detailed pattern on the clock includes two triangles that form a Star of David when the rest of the lines are removed...

oops - the darn tower actually has a Star of David in it!  LOL - this is too funny - but the Jews are so much more intelligent than us!
Microbiologist: Hundreds of Studies Confirm Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 21
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A microbiologist says there are so many published studies confirming the link between induced abortion and breast cancer that he plans to publish one every day on his blog until he's mentioned them all. It will take Dr. Gerard Nadal so many weeks to cover them all, the blogging will continue until early next year.

Nadal, who has a has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from St John's University in New York, has spent 16 years teaching science, most recently at Manhattan College.

He will report on one abortion-breast cancer study daily until he has exhausted all of the abortion-breast cancer studies and he anticipates he may be reporting on these studies as late as January or February of 2011.

"Today begins the inexorable presentation of the scientific literature on the abortion/breast cancer link," Nadal writes. "Women’s lives depend on us getting the truth out to them. In short order we'll generate plenty of pros armed with the simple truth of science!"

His first article reviews a 1997 epidemiological study by Julie Palmer, Lynn Rosenberg and their colleagues, "Induced and spontaneous abortion in relation to breast cancer," published in the journal, Cancer Causes and Control.

Palmer and Rosenberg are not unbiased researchers, which makes their findings even more relevant for women. Instead, they are abortion advocates who have testified as expert witnesses on behalf of abortion businesses in lawsuits challenging the states of Alaska and Florida because of their parental notice or consent laws.

Their study, supported by U.S. National Cancer Institute grants, examined 1,835 women ages 25-64 years with pathologically confirmed, invasive breast cancer and 4,289 women aged 25-64 admitted for nonmalignant or malignant conditions.

Nadal says the study found women who had never had children and who had one case of an induced abortion raised their abortion breast cancer risk by 40 percent.

"So in plain English, women who had one induced abortion, regardless of ever having had a child, had a 40% increased risk of developing breast cancer over women the same age, with the same parity status who never had abortions, and the authors are 95% certain that there is no other explanation," he said.

Nadal says the study further showed that for women who had a child previously, "there is a 30% increased risk of cancer" and it "may well be explained by additional stimulation of the lobules by estrogen in the aborted pregnancy, without the benefit of lactogen at the end."

Nadal says observers of the debate about the abortion and breast cancer link should pay attention to another part of the study where the authors attempt to undermine their own results in an effort to downplay the abortion-breast cancer link.

The authors claim their own study suffers from a form of recall bias -- despite their assertion that they were 95% certain that the results could not be due to chance. The authors believe women with breast cancer are less likely to hide their abortion from the health questioners compiling the data than women without breast cancer.

"They offer no proof of this phenomenon other than the same assertions made by other breast cancer researchers with similar data. In other words, the phenomenon is a baseless assertion reverberating in the pro-abortion echo chamber," Nadal writes.

"Are we really to believe that breast cancer brings women closer to telling the truth of their previous abortions? Why the acuity of memory in a breast cancer patient vs. the control patients? The abortion question was just one in a long, detailed history taken during the study," Nadal continues. "There is no rational basis for believing that women with breast cancer are more apt to recall and report an abortion than any other women."

Despite that, the authors conclude in their study: “The small elevations in risk observed in the present study and in previous studies are compatible with what would be expected if there were differential underreporting by cases and controls.”

Nadal says that doesn't pass the scientific straight face test.

"If I had pulled that crap during my dissertation defense, my committee would have laughed me out of the room," he said.

However, as Nadal blogs about the abortion-breast cancer studies, he says this is a recurring theme.

"But, as we shall see over and over on a daily basis for months to come, this is what happens when ideology (and not physiology) becomes the prism through which data are filtered," he says.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The Northern Lights waterfall: Astounding pictures of the sky above a Norwegian lake cascading with colour





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It is impossible to imagine the Beatific Vision, when this is nothing but a minuscule reflection of the beauty of God.
Bridget, I think we have been deprived of the entertaining Franciscans, I don't recall anything like this in New York, do you?



On a serious note, this is truly sad.  This is what people today believe Franciscans are.  I wonder if these clowns spend as much time in prayer, penance and fasting, as they do practicing worldy dance routines?  What a mockery of the Order of Friars Minor!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some facts regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Church.

In view of some recent attempts by heretics to dishonor Mary and to use straw man arguments against the Catholic Church regarding the issue of devotion to Mary, I decided to post a few facts.

1. The title Mother of God that is given to Mary by the Church is from Scripture.  St. Elizabeth refers to Mary as the "mother of my Lord" - that is - the mother of God.  Since Mary is the ONLY person who can be referred to as the mother of God - this is also a proper title of Mary and is and should be honored with - hence the reason that Catholics use upper case letters when using this title for her - Mother of God.  Since some of these heretics cannot seem to grasp this simple concept I will give a secular example.  Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America.  I can say "Obama is my president" as Elizabeth said "mother of my Lord".  I can and should say - President Barack Obama - when using his position as part of his proper title.  Anyone who claims to not understand this is simply of bad will and looking for a reason to deny what Scripture Clearly teaches.

2. Devotion to Mary did not begin in the 5th Century.  the earliest known prayer to Mary: the Sub tuum praesidium, was found in a Coptic Liturgy from the 3rd Century - here are the words of this prayer in English:


Beneath your compassion,
We take refuge, O Mother of God:
do not despise our petitions in time of trouble:
but rescue us from dangers,
only pure, only blessed one.

We also know from Eusebius' History of the Church that the home of the Blessed Mother till her Assumption  was a place of pilgrimage dating back to "ancient" times - one must remember that Eusebius wrote this in the 3rd century - so "ancient" to him likely meant that it dated back to the Apostles or shortly after their deaths.

We also know from the catacombs as early as the first century that Mary was depicted in art.

3.  Scripture indicates to us the honor and doctrines of Mary, but the shallow theology of heretics blinds them.

The Angel Gabriel on first greeting Mary says: "Hail FULL of grace..."  If one is FULL of something their is no  room for anything else.  If Mary was FULL of the grace of God there was no room for sin within her.  A clear indication of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, which teaches that Mary was preserved from all stain of sin by a singular act of Divine Saving Grace in view of the Incarnation.

Jesus refers to Mary many times as "woman" and this the protestants somehow think is meant to not honor Mary.  They are blinded to the understand that this indicates that Mary is the new Eve and Jesus the new Adam.  God referred to Eve as "woman".  All sin entered the world because Eve said "no" to God.  All salvation entered the world because Mary said "yes" to God: "Be it done unto me according to thy word".

Just as Eve is the earthly mother of all men - Mary is the spiritual mother of all believers.  Hence the reason that Jesus said as He hung dying on the Cross: "Woman, behold thy son, and to the disciple whom He loved: behold they mother"  At this moment Jesus proclaimed Mary the mother of ALL whom He loves.

4.  Mary's intercession is seen in Scripture as well.  At the wedding feast - it was at the request of Mary that Jesus performed His first miracle - even though He said His time had not yet come - but because His mother asked - at her intercession  - He performed His first public miracle.

5.  Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost at the mere greeting of Mary and the infant (St. John the Baptist) leaped in her womb at the mere salutation of Mary.  Yet these heretics will not honor her with more than lip service and then at every chance possible they seek to dishonor her.

6.  Mary said in Scripture that "all generations shall call me Blessed" - and indeed all generations of true Christians - Catholics - have not only called  her Blessed, but have shown by our actions that we believe her to be Blessed.

7. Mary said that her soul magnifies the Lord - when something is magnified it is brought closer or made to be seen more clearly.  Mary's soul brings us closer to her Son and makes us see and love Him more clearly than we ever could without her.

Mary is the highest of all creation.  She is even higher than the Angels.  She can claim a union to God more intimate than any creature.  She is the daughter of the Father, the bride of the Holy Ghost, and the mother of the Son.  God clearly loves her more dearly than any other creature and this is why Satan and the other fallen angels despise her and seek to dishonor her.

She is a humble little girl that has the power to crush the head of Satan and he hates her with a hatred that is beyond our understanding - and this is who inspires those who seek to dishonor the Blessed Mother.

One last note - in Scripture we find this passage that heretics like to use to claim that Mary should not be honored:

Luke 11:27-28
"And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee and the paps that gave thee suck. But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it."

Their shallow theology blinds them to the deeper meaning of this passage - which actually condemns their theology regarding Mary.

The heretics will say that Mary  is Blessed for being a mere a vessel.

Here we find a woman shouting to Jesus that Mary should be blessed for being a mere vessel: "Blessed be the womb that bore thee and the paps that gave thee suck."  And Jesus responds - "yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it" - He is saying Mary should not be blessed for being a vessel - but because she has heard the word of God and kept it!

I just had to get that off my chest

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Revisionist Recitation: Obama Omits ‘Creator’ While Quoting Declaration


In this file photo, President Obama relies on his teleprompter to deliver a speech. (Phote: AP)

Two days before the country was set to celebrate Constitution Day, President Obama decided to invoke the words of another founding document: the Declaration of Independence. Except he changed the words.

Towards the end of a speech on September 15 to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Obama began quoting the famous “rights” line from the founding document. But partway through, he omitted where those rights come from: a Creator.

The line is supposed to read: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

But Obama’s recitation left out an important part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are crated equal. [Long Pause] Endowed with certain inalienable [sic] rights: life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

As the American Thinker points out, it could well be that Obama intentionally ignored his teleprompter:

After President Obama says “created equal..”, there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times. For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the teleprompter. It looks like he is disgusted and decided it would be better not to read what the [Declaration] actually says.

So, did he just forget the words, maybe couldn’t see the lines, or did he leave them out intentionally? You decide:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/revisionist-recitation-obama-omits-creator-while-quoting-declaration/

H/T: Freedom’s Lighthouse and American Thinker

 Really, you just can't make this stuff up!

Pope Benedict XVI's astronomer: the Catholic Church welcomes aliens

Highly evolved extra terrestrial lifeforms may be living in space and would be welcomed into the church - "no matter how many tentacles", one of the Pope's astronomers has said. 

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The senior Vatican scientist, Brother Guy Consolmagno, said that he would be delighted if we encountered intelligent aliens and would be happy to baptise them.

His pronouncement opens up the possibility of space missionaries heading out to the stars to convert aliens to Christianity.

Speaking on the eve of addressing the British Science Festival, Dr Consolmangno said he had no problem with science and religion co-existing together.

But he dismissed Creationism and claimed that the revival of “intelligent design" – the controversial theory that only God can explain gaps in the theory of evolution – was “bad theology".

Dr Consolmango is one of a team of 12 astronomers working for the Vatican, said the Catholic Church had been supporting and funding science for centuries...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My brother Tom the mighty hunter with his dangerous prey!

We call him "cub slayer"



One thing for certain - it takes an accurate archer to hit a target that small!
The novus ordo church and St. Simon of Trent

consider the following:

EWTN a semi-official media outlet of the Novus Ordo Church admits that when a Pope canonizes a Saint this is an infallible and irreversable act.

click here


Yet in the case of St. Simon of Trent this false church removed his name from the Roman Martyrology in 1965 by the Sacred Congregation of Rites, which also forbade all future veneration.

click here
and here - near the bottom

Why, do you think this church would do this - consider how St. Simon was martyred:


The small Simon, a little boy from Trent, was slayed on the 21st March, 1475 A.D., on Maundy-Thursday during Holy Week. The Jews of this town wanted to celebrate their Passover in their own way; so they secretly abducted the small boy and carried him to the house of the Jew Samuel. During Holy Week on Maundy-Thursday, the day before Good Friday, "and" on the day before the outlawed "Perfidious Passover", about three hours after supper, the little boy, like children do, was sitting in front of his parents’ house. Neither his father nor mother were home at the time as they were at Church. It was at this time that the Jew Tobias approached the child, who was not quite 30 months old, and while speaking kindly and offering the boy a piece of money, picked him up and carried him at once to the house of the Jew Samuel.
When night fell, the twin brothers Saligman and Samuel, with Tobias, Vitalis (Veitel), Moses, Israel and Mayr, undressed the little boy and unmercifully butchered him. While Moses strangled him with a handkerchief as he lay across Samuel’s knee, pieces of flesh from his neck were cut with a knife and the blood collected in a bowl. At the same time, they punctured the naked offering with needles and murmured Hebrew curses. They then cut pieces of flesh from the boy’s arm and legs and collected the blood in pots.
Finally the torturers mitated the crucifixion by holding the twitching body upside down and the arms outstretched and during this horrible act they spoke the following:
Take this, crucified Jesus. Just as our forefathers did once, so may all Christians by land and sea perish.
St. Simon of Trent is a Canonized Roman Catholic Saint
Relief Commemorating the Horrific Death of St. Simon of Trent 1475 A.D., Child Martyr & Canonized Saint, at the Hands of Perfidious Jews
They then rushed to their meal. When the child had died they threw his body in the river which flowed by their house. After this, they joyously celebrated Passover. The case was prosecuted by Bishop Hinderbach, and the Jews were sentenced to death. Immediately, all Jews of the area protested the sentence and succeeded in gaining a new trial for the accused. It was tried before Giudici of Ventimiglia, and he confirmed the sentence. Again because of Jewish protests, the case came before the court of Pope Sixtus IV. He commissioned the greatest and most famous professor of law at that time, Panvino, to serve as Chief Justice. Assisted by six cardinals, he too confirmed the sentence.
*The court officially stated:
The Hebrews killed the little boy Simon, in order to obey a rabbinical religious law; their motive being to serve a most wicked piety and devotion by obtaining Christian blood for the celebration of Passover.
The *records of this trial were originally kept in the secret archive of the Citadel of St. Angelo and were then transferred to the Vatican, where they are now available for examination. They were disclosed by Pope Benedict XIV. Also Pope Clement XIV as legal counsellor for the Holy Office, before he became Pope, verified the murders of both St. Simon of Trent and St. Andreas of Rinn (remember St. Dominguito del Val, Mártir) as cases of ritual murder almost 300 years later, in 1770. The boy [Simon] who was tortured to death at Trent was officially canonized by Pope Sixtus V. The Holy Infant Martyr, St. Simon of Trent's feast day is always celebrated on March 24th.
Pope Sixtus V Canonized St. Simon of Trent
Good for Montana!




Montana GOP policy: Make homosexuality illegal

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ELENA, Mont. – At a time when gays have been gaining victories across the country, the Republican Party in Montana still wants to make homosexuality illegal.

The party adopted an official platform in June that keeps a long-held position in support of making homosexual acts illegal, a policy adopted after the Montana Supreme Court struck down such laws in 1997.

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Her Doctrine and Morals

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

19 September 2010

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The Sunday

Sermon




Dear Friend,

The greatest commandment is to love God with our whole heart, mind, and soul; in short with our whole being. All that we have and all that we are; all our faculties of body and soul, have been created for one supreme purpose – to love God. Everything else is secondary. Everything else has been given to us only to assist us in fulfilling this duty.

Christ came and demanded this love for Himself. If you love the Father you must love Me. And the reason for this He shows us in His question put to the Pharisees. Who is the Christ and how is He David’s son and also David’s Lord? The Pharisees could not answer this but, we can. We know that Christ is both God and Man. He is truly the Son of God; the second Person of the Blessed Trinity; and He is truly Man descended from David and born of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this capacity He teaches us as God and invites us to love Him as God. To reach the Father we must go through the Son. To love the Father is to love the Son. Hence, we are all called upon to love Christ with our whole being. We must follow Him even at the cost of everything else — if He were to ask this of us. He does not always ask this supreme sacrifice because He shows us how we can still keep all these things without denying Him any of our love.

St. Paul tells us that it does not matter what we do; whether we eat or fast; whether we sleep or keep vigil; whether we work or play; etc. just so long as all that we do we do for the love of God. So we can have and possess and enjoy everything that God has made as long as we do so for the love of Him.

God is infinitely good and therefore infinitely lovable, but we are only finite creatures incapable of giving an infinite love. Therefore, it becomes imperative that we love Him with all that we can. We must love Him completely. Our love must be a preferential love. We must love Him more than we love parents, spouse, children, friends, and even more than we love ourselves.

Lest we wrongly conclude that we cannot love anyone else because we can love only God, Christ informs us that the second greatest commandment is like the first, to love our neighbor as ourselves. God commands us to love ourselves and then everyone else in like manner. We are to love all that He loves in the manner in which He loves it. God according to Scripture, does not hate anything that He has made. He only hates sin; and sin is not His work.

All that God loves has a reference to Himself or more precisely it is Himself alone that He loves, in all that He does love. The creature because it is nothing of itself, has nothing that is loveable, but what God has placed in it. God will have man, who is made to His image, establish in his affections the same order which reigns in His affections. It is principally in this that we ought to resemble God: this is what constitutes our moral goodness. St. Augustine says that our love either well or ill regulated forms our good or bad morals. And the rule of our love should be taken only from God.

We see this second commandment to love each other as we love ourselves reinforced by St. Paul in today’s epistle. He tells us that we must “walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, with all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity, careful to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.” We are “One body and one spirit. . .”

God loves Himself in such a manner, that He only loves for the sake of Himself, whatever He loves out of Himself. Our love must be of the same nature as His: not that it is to be infinite, that is impossible; but it should be sovereign, and at once the principle and the end of all our other affections. The love of God therefore must extend itself to all that we love out of God; it must be the motive, the rule, and end of every other love.

To begin with ourselves: the love of our body, and of all things relative to the body, must be referred to the love of our soul, and the love of our soul must be referred to that which we bear to God; so that we should only love our soul inasmuch as we love God, with the love with which God loves it, in the same views, and for the same ends for which God loves it. When the love of ourselves is well regulated, our love for our neighbor will necessarily be so. Just as we desire to please God and return His love by uniting our own souls to His so we likewise desire to please God and assist the souls of all those whom we love to do likewise. A love for others that does not concern itself with their eternal salvation is not love at all. On the contrary, such “love” that only seeks its own pleasure or comfort, remaining indifferent concerning the salvation of the other, is lust.

So we see that Christ is not commanding two different loves, but only one love that encompasses both commandments. The love that we have for our neighbor is to be the same love that we have for God. (Not that we are to love them as gods.) We are to love all that God loves in the manner in which He loves it. So the love of our neighbor begins and ends in our love for God. Because God so loved them as to create them and keep them in existence and to die upon the cross for them, just as He has done for us, shows us how dear they are to Him. Because God loves them this much we too must love them.

With this singular love we begin in God and radiate outward encompassing all of His creation and find ourselves all the while centered in Him.



IT'S TRUE! Major food companies throughout America/UK actually pay a Jewish Tax amounting to hundreds of million of dollars per year in order to receive protection. This hidden tax gets passed, of course, to all non-Jewish consumers of the products. The scam is to coerce the companies to pay up or suffer the consequences of a Jewish boycott. Jewish consumers have learned not to buy any kitchen product that does not have the (U) the (K) and other similar markings.

The perpetrators of these elaborate extortion schemes are actually Rabbinical Councils that are set up, not just in the U.S. but in other western countries as well. For example, the largest payola operation in the U.S. is run by those who license the (U) symbol. The (U) symbol provides protection for many products sold here in Aztlan and in the United States. This symbol is managed by the The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations with headquarters at 333 Seventh Avenue in New York City.

The scam works like a well oiled machine and is now generating vast amounts of funds, some of which are being utilized by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis to support the Zionist government in Israel. The website of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations is full of pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian propaganda.

The "Kosher Nostra" protection racket starts when an Orthodox Rabbi approaches a company to warn the owners that unless their product is certified as kosher, or "fit for a Jew to eat", they will face a boycott by every Jew in America. Most, if not all of the food companies, succumb to the blackmail because of fear of the Jewish dominated media and a boycott that may eventually culminate in bankruptcy. Also, the food companies know that the cost can be passed on to the consumer anyway. The food companies have kept secret from the general consumer the meaning of the (U) and the amount of money they have to pay the Jewish Rabbis.
It is estimated that the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, which manages the (U) symbol protection racket, controls about 85% of the "Kosher Nostra " certification business. They now employ about 1200 Rabbi agents that are spread through out the U.S. Food companies must first pay an exorbitant application fee and than a large annual fee for the use of the (U) copyright symbol. Secondly, the companies must pay separate fees each time a team of Rabbis shows up to "inspect" the company's operations. Certain food companies are required to hire Rabbis full time at very lucrative salaries.

The amount of money that the non-Jewish consumer has paid the food companies to make up for the hidden Jewish Tax is unknown, but it is estimated to be in the billions since the scam first started. The Orthodox Jewish Councils as well as the food companies keep the amount of the fees very secret. The Jewish owned Wall Street Journal wrote about the problem many years ago, but they have stopped writing about it now.
Only public awareness concerning the "Kosher Nostra Scam" will eventually help stop this swindle of the American consumer. Public education of the scam may lead to an eventual non-Jewish boycott of all products with the (U), (K) or other Jewish protection symbols. I certainly do not need to pay extra for "kosher water", "kosher coffee" or "kosher plastic sandwich bags". In fact, I demand my money back for all I had to pay over the years for the hidden and illegal Jewish Tax. Are there any bright attorneys out there that could bring a class action suit against the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations on behalf of the citizens of Aztlan and other non-Jewish people?

Friday, September 17, 2010


Lord Jesus Christ, Who, when the world was growing cold, didst renew the sacred marks of Thy passion in the flesh of the most blessed Francis, to inflame our hearts with the fire of Thy love, graciously grant that by his merits and prayers we may continually bear the cross and bring forth fruits worthy of penance. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God,
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't you just LUV that bogus ordo! This is really incredible!

Planned Parenthood Rabbi Given Pulpit at Austin Catholic Church
By John-Henry Westen

AUSTIN, TX, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rabbi Alan Freedman is a big name in the abortion industry in Texas; according to his information page at Temple Beth Shalom, he is currently “serving on the Board of Planned Parenthood in Austin.” The Planned Parenthood website confirms the fact. Despite this, the rabbi has been given permission to hold Jewish religious services at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Austin Texas. Next Saturday, the Catholic Mass will even be relegated to the chapel, while the Jewish service, led by the Planned Parenthood rabbi, meets in the main body of the Church.

Rabbi Freedman heads up Planned Parenthood's Clergy Advisory Group, as noted in the Spring 2008 Planned Parenthood newsletter. The article on page 2 of the newsletter, which includes a photo of the rabbi and his wife, states that the advisory group "provides an affirming and compassionate message for women who too frequently hear messages of condemnation and criticism about their reproductive health care decisions."

LifeSiteNews (LSN) has spoken to several people who attend Mass at St. Louis parish who are upset with the situation, but who do not wish to be named out of concern over a reaction from St. Louis pastor, Fr. Larry Covington. One parishioner, however, John O’Sullivan, was willing to speak publicly. O’Sullivan told LSN that although he has much respect for the Jewish community, he is devastated over the participation of the Planned Parenthood Rabbi.

“Rabbi Freedman is a total heartbreak for me,” said O’Sullivan, a long-time member of the St. Louis parish. “He is sitting on the board of Planned Parenthood that is opposed to life in the womb, and I’m so much for respect for life.” The elderly parishioner added, “As long as I’m around I will speak up for the unborn.”

LSN attempted to interview Fr. Covington by phone but was directed to email questions instead. In an e-mail sent to the pastor, LSN informed him that Rabbi Freedman is a leader at Planned Parenthood and asked if the pastor approved of the rabbi’s speaking at the Church.

In his email response, Fr. Covington refused to address the question of Rabbi Freedman, instead saying only that he, the Jewish community and the majority of his parishioners were pleased with the church’s “outreach.”

Fr. Covington said that the “parish's hospitality to Temple Beth Shalom for the celebration of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur” was undertaken with the “permission of the diocesan Bishop.”

But a spokesman for Austin Bishop Joe Vásquez told LSN that the bishop was not made aware of Rabbi Freedman’s affiliation with Planned Parenthood prior to approving the use of the Church for the Jewish services.

Msgr. Mike Sis, Vicar General of the Diocese of Austin, told LSN, “Bishop Vásquez was installed as the fifth bishop of Austin in March of this year. He was only recently made aware of who Rabbi Alan Freedman is and did not know of his affiliations until a few days ago.”

“Earlier this summer, Bishop Vásquez was informed that for the purpose of offering interreligious hospitality, St. Louis Parish would open its doors to Temple Beth Shalom (Austin, Texas), which did not have a place large enough to celebrate its high holy days,” explained Msgr. Sis.

“Now that Bishop Vásquez is aware of the associations of this particular rabbi, he will be in dialogue with his advisers and with Father Larry Covington, pastor of St. Louis, to determine what course of action might be appropriate in future years. Since our Jewish brothers and sisters are presently in the midst of their high holy days, the parish will, for this year, honor its commitment to the community of Temple Beth Shalom and will allow them to use the facilities of St. Louis on Yom Kippur,” Sis concluded.

Despite refusing to address the matter of Rabbi Freedman, Fr. Covington did respond to a question about the concerns of his parishioners. “To answer your questions about parishioner's who may be upset at this, I find it surprising that none of them have said anything of this to me or to members of the Parish Council,” he said. “This would lead me to believe that the information you have received may not be accurate and that its source is outside of this parish community.”

Asked about this, O’Sullivan told LifeSiteNews that he had scheduled a meeting with Fr. Covington to discuss the matter. The meeting was to take place today, September 15, but Fr. Covington delayed the meeting till after the event takes place. O’Sullivan noted that the parish secretary also informed him that Fr. Covington noted that Rabbi Freedman would not be discussed at the meeting.

In addition to the matter of the Planned Parenthood Rabbi, some of the Catholics interviewed were disturbed by the prominence given the Jewish ceremonies over the Catholic Mass.

When the first such event took place at St. Louis Church last year, the Church was transformed into a non-Catholic worship space. The altar was decked with apparel for the Jewish ritual, the tabernacle was covered, Catholic statues were removed and the Stations of the Cross covered. Before and after photos obtained by LifeSiteNews from last year’s event demonstrate some of the transformation.

LifeSiteNews spoke with someone who attended the Jewish ceremony at the parish last week. The transformation was similar. The cross and statues were removed, the altar decked, and the tabernacle covered; however the Stations of the Cross remained visible.

There remains one last Jewish celebration at the parish which is to take place Friday September 17 and Saturday September 18.

When the Jewish event took place at the Catholic Church last year, it attracted the attention of local media. The Austin-American Statesman reported at the time: “A shared Catholic church pulpit between a rabbi and a priest on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar holds particular significance.”

The paper also noted that for Fr. Covington the issue was hospitality and repentance. “There is no way that these gestures can repair the kind of damage that Christians have caused Jews over the years,” Covington said at the time.

But local pro-life Catholics say the issue isn't about hospitality, but the handing over of a Catholic pulpit to a leader in Planned Parenthood - the country's largest abortion provider and one of the strongest anti-life forces on the globe.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Today I was thinking about how blessed we are to be Catholics and one of the most wonderful areas (besides of course the Mass and the Holy Eucharist) is the fact that every day is a special feast day! Just imagine if we were protestant (or worse) and the only days we celebrated would be national holidays like Labor Day or Memorial Day or our birthday. How very boring!

At any rate, today is the feast of the Seven Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother. This feast is especially wonderful for our parishes at this time in our lives! We have a very special devotion to our Blessed Mother under this title because she is very much honored when we pray to her under this title!
The Blessed Virgin Mary grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying seven Hail Marys and meditating on her tears and dolors. The devotion was passed on by St. Bridget. The following are the seven sorrows of Mary with a suggested reading for each sorrow from the Bible. These readings are only suggested, a person may make up their own mental meditations of the seven sorrows as they pray the seven Hail Marys.

SEVEN SORROWS OF THE VIRGIN MARY:

  1. THE PROPHECY OF SIMEON.
    (St. Luke II, 34, 35)
  2. THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT.
    (St. Matthew II, 13-14)
  3. THE LOSS OF THE CHILD JESUS IN THE TEMPLE.
    (St. Luke II, 43-45)
  4. THE MEETING OF JESUS AND MARY ON THE WAY OF THE CROSS.
  5. THE CRUCIFIXION.
  6. THE TAKING DOWN OF THE BODY OF JESUS FROM THE CROSS.
  7. THE BURIAL OF JESUS.
    (John 19: 38-42)

Every day I try to say the Sorrowful Mother Chaplet above and at the end, I add three Hail Marys in honor of the tears shed by Our Blessed Mother for true sorrow for my sins and then add the following prayer:

Pray for us O Virgin Most Sorrowful

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us Pray:

Lord Jesus, we now implore both for the present and for the hour of our death the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother whose holy soul was pierced at the time of Thy passion by a sword of grief. Grant us this favor O Savior of the World who livest and reignest , world without end Amen.


Here are some of the graces that the Blessed Mother promised for those that do this:

THE SEVEN GRACES GIVEN TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT MEDITATE ON THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE VIRGIN MARY
(As revealed to Saint Bridget by the Blessed Mother)

  1. I will grant peace to their families.
  2. They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
  3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
  4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
  5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
  6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
  7. I have obtained(This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from the earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.