Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Margaret Sanger: Mother of Planned Parenthood



 In September, 1957, Margaret Sanger, mother of Planned Parenthood, had an interview with journalist Mike Wallace. Mike Wallace is most recognized as the TV host of CBS' 60 Minutes, which lasted 37 years. In the interview she expressed her opinion that the greatest sin was to birth a baby if it was disabled or deformed.

"Margaret Higgins Sanger, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966, was an American birth control activist,sex educator and nurse. Sanger coined the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood. Sanger's efforts contributed to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which legalized contraception in the United States. Sanger is a frequent target of criticism by opponents of birth control and has also been criticized for supporting eugenics, but remains an iconic figure in the American reproductive rights movement." *1


 When considering the HHS Mandate coming through from  U.S. President Obama, it is surprising to notice that this mandate not only attacks the Catholic Church, trying to remove its rights of Religious Freedom, but that Margaret Sanger actually spoke about this in her 1957 interview. I'm assuming this idea has been around for a while.

The Tax issue involving the Catholic Church is found at 0:13 seconds.

Margaret Sanger's television interview with Mike Wallace, September 21st, 1957

It is also interesting to note, that Margaret Sanger's opinion that bringing children into the world that are "marred or marked" at birth with disease from their parents, or who grow up to be delinquents or prisoners, who live a "somewhat as a human", is the greatest sin a person could commit.
Please Fast Forward the link above to 2:40 minutes.  Isn't this what Hitler believed too? It was rumored that Sanger supported Hitler's Eugenics, but she denied it, but the words she uses in this taped interview only supports the idea that she supported Eugenics, whether she was aware of it or not. She believes it is the greatest sin to allow a disable child to live, and viewed them as somewhat human.


Delving into the work of Margaret Sanger,  it seems as though, Sanger tried to seek support for her efforts in places where population control might have been greatly desired. Her quest took her to one of the most populated countries in the world, India. The Birth Control Feminist met with Mahatma Gandhi. Interestingly, Gandhi did not speak with Sanger on the first day of their meeting.




                                        Margaret Sanger visiting with Mahatma Gandhi, December 1935

It was a day of silence for him and they met with him giving Margaret a generous smile. Although Gandhi lived in a country of great poverty and suffering, he did not agree with the views of Sanger.

 “We went directly to his place and met, although this is his day of silence. He rose to greet me, smiling from ear to ear. I put down my bag and gloves and flowers and magazines inorder to take both his hands. He has an unusual light that shines in his face; that shines through the flesh; that circles around his head and neck like a mist with white sails of a ship coming through. It lasted only a few seconds, but it is there. When I looked again it was only the shiny appearance of his flesh that I saw but always the smile and a hospitable welcome.”

Upon the next meeting, the conversation about Contraceptives commenced.

Sanger: "Women’s lack of control over fecundity results in overpopulation, in poverty, misery and war. Should women control this force which has made so much trouble in their lives? Do you see any practical solution for this problem, which in my humble opinion is the direct cause of much of the chaos in the world today?"

Gandhi: "if I can drive home to women’s minds the truth that they are free, we will have no birth control problem in India. If they will only earn to say “no” to their husbands when they approach them carnally! ... The real problem is that they do not want to resist them."

"My fundamental position is that so far as the women of India are concerned, even if the method you advocate were a solution, it is a long way off, for the women of India have so many things to think of now. Don't tell me of the educated girl of India. She will be your slave, much to her damage, I'm afraid."*2

Sanager: ""
MR. GANDHI: Yes it is. But when both want to satisfy animal passion without having to suffer the consequences of their act, it is not love. It is lust. But if love is pure it will transcend animal passion and will regulate itself. We have not had enough education of the passions. When a husband says, "Let us not have children but have relations," what is that but animal passion? If they do not want to have any more children, they should simply refuse to unite.
MRS. SANGER: Then you hold that all sex union is lust except that for the specific purpose of having children?
MR. GANDHI: Yes.
MRS. SANGER: I think that is a weak position, Mr. Gandhi. The act is the same. The force that brings two people together is sex attraction a biological urge which finds expression in sex union. There are two kinds of passion, one is a force around which centers respect, consideration and reverence known as love. The [latter] kind may be the stepladder to God. I do not call that kind of love lust, even when it finds expression in sex union, with or without children.
MR. GANDHI: I think there is a flaw in that position and the world will not have to wait long before it discovers it."

Following in the School of Margaret Sanger is Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell is now in the eyes of the media.  Being numb to Gosnell's atrocious acts against mankind, the media was slow to report these atrocities to the world. When the media finally came around,  the focus on Kermit Gosnell and his murderous acts, has brought  a light sense of hope that perhaps one or even America on the whole might begin to wake up and see where Margaret Sanger's flawed idea has lead us.

 It has certainly not lead us down a road to a flowery garden of peace, happiness and freedom, but down a road filled with horror, death and enslavement. Yes, there are many stories of mothers who have regretted their abortion, and who are now enslaved to their grief.  The prophesized words of Jesus on His way of the Cross strikes the heart of us now: "For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!" Luke 23:29. 


In this month of May, when the world seems to come back to life, may the Mother of all Life, the Mother of Jesus, intercede for us and shower us with all the Graces she embodies in Her Immaculate Heart, together with Her Son, Jesus' Mercy, for the conversion and healing of all hearts to His True Peace, His True Happiness and to His True Freedom. Amen.

*1 Wikipedia
*2 Margaret Sanger Paper Project: "Gandhi and Sanger Debate Love, Lust and Birth Control,#23, Winter 1999/2000



Monday, November 26, 2012

Ave Maris Stella

AVE MARIS STELLA  Sung by the Daughters of Mary 
                                                          (Click to hear beautiful song)


During a riot at Rome, a mob came to the house where St. Bridget of Sweden lived; a leader talked of burning Bridget alive. She prayed to Our Lord to know if she should flee to safety. Jesus advised her to stay: "It doesn't matter if they plot Thy death. My power will break the malice of Thy enemies: If Mine crucified Me, it is because I permitted it." Our Blessed Mother Added "Sing as a group the Ave Maris Stella and I'll guard you from every danger."

Ave Maris Stella is a popular liturgical hymn of unknown origin. It can be dated back to at least the 9th century for it is preserved in the Codex Sangallensis, a 9th century manuscript now in the Swiss Monastery of St. Gallen. Its appearance in the Codex points to a composition in possibly the 8th century. The hymn is frequently attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) and sometimes has been attributed to King Robert (1031), both of whom are too late to have authored it. It has also been attributed to Venantius Fortunatus (d 609) and Paul the Deacon (d 787). It is found in ancient codices of the Divine Office for Vespers on Marian feasts. Today it is still in use in the Divine Office and in the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin.

What Does Ave Maris Stella Mean?

That is what most likely is going through your mind. Ave Maris Stella comes from The Pieta. Ave Maris Stella means Hail thou star of ocean. So it is Marian Related.




                                                               St Bridget of Sweden

Composed July 19th, 1992
Brother John Raymond

"St. Bridget was born in Sweden in 1303. Her father and mother were pious Catholics. The family would discuss the stories of the martyrs who died for the faith in Sweden. The castle the family lived in contained a chapel in which little child would attend Holy Mass daily. When she was ten a sermon about Our Lord's sufferings pierced her to the heart. She was so distraught that night that Jesus appeared to her on the Cross. She asked Him who has done this. He replied, "Those who despise Me and forget My love." For this time forward Christ crucified was imprinted on her soul.

She married a wealthy man named Ulf who later was to occupy a high office of the State. Saint Bridget became the mother of eight children. Also she was in charge of running their vast estate. This was no small task in the 1300's. There were spinning wheels and looms, orchards and fields, brewing, storing fruit, baking, dovecots, poultry yards, and beehives to contend with. Every day, before sitting down to eat St. Bridget would serve a meal to twelve poor people. On Thursdays she would even wash their feet in imitation of Our Blessed Lord. St. Bridget would always take her children along on works of mercy to the poor to train them in doing good works for others.

After twenty-five years of marriage St. Bridget and her husband received an inspiration to voluntarily seperate and become religious. For three years Ulf lived as a guest in a Cistercian abbey where he died. Later St. Bridget was given permission to live as a guest of this same monastery. She now began a life of intensive penance, prayer, and mortification. She had frequent visions of Our Lord's Passion along with representations of Heaven, hell and purgatory. She would often see souls she had prayed for who were dying or in purgatory ascending to Heaven.

Saint Bridget received the gift of prophecy. She administered strong rebukes by Heaven's command to those leading evil lives. Many denounced her and some even threatened to burn her. She advised many high people in office, even the king himself.

Saint Bridget was entrusted with two main missions from Heaven both of which she labored at diligently but were to be completed by others. Our Lord revealed to her that He wished her to found a new contemplative religious order based on a rule which He was to give her. This new order, now known as the Bridgettines, were to have a great impact on the Church under the guidance of her daughter, Saint Katherine, who became the first Superior. Today there are still a number of houses in Europe, such as Syon Abbey in Devon, England.

The second mission was to try to persuade the Holy Father to return to Rome from France. Though she sent many messages to him she would not live to see him return. But she paved the way for another great mystic, St. Catherine of Siena who would succeed in bringing the Pope back to Rome.

St. Bridget lived in Rome with her daughter Katherine. They helped the poor, the afflicted, and the sinners. The miraculous began to be publicly observed in the life of St. Bridget. She healed the sick, was raised off the ground during prayer, and had many visions. Long before she had joined the third order of Saint Francis and had pleasure of seeing him in a vision when visiting his shrine. Before her life came to a close she was commanded by Our Lord to visit the Holy Land. During this visit she had many visions of the life of Jesus and Mary.

Now as her life came to a close St. Bridget was to suffer the martyrdom of faith. All visions and heavenly consolations ceased. She was plagued with the temptation that her life was a failure. However towards her last days on earth the Blessed Mother appeared to her and exhorted her to practice patience in the expiation of the negligences and defects of her life through her illnesses. She ended her life as a lesson to us all with the words, "Lord into Thy hands I commend my spirit."

After her death innumerable cures were reported through her intercession. So great was the effect of this great saint that even today the largely Lutheran Swedish nation honors her considering her one of their great women of Sweden."

Novena to St Jude; Patron of Hopeless Cases


Prayer to St. Jude

To be said when problems arise or when one seems to be deprived of all visible help, or for cases almost despaired of.


Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly - (here make your request) that I may praise God with you and all the elect forever.

I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

Amen.



Feel free to list any assistance received through the intercession of St. Jude Thaddeus - Patron of hopeless and desperate causes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monica's Mothers: URGENT MESSAGE FROM FR. ANDREW APOSTOLI / Spiritua...

Monica's Mothers: URGENT MESSAGE FROM FR. ANDREW APOSTOLI / Spiritua...: Dear Members of the World Apostolate of Fatima and all who love Our Lady, On November 6th, 2012, the United States of America will face...

In Gov. We Trust ?

 
 
Aaron Klein of the World Net Daily wrote: "It may be early in the campaign season, but the Communist Party USA already has seen fit to endorse Barack Obama for the 2012 election. . . . Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama's re-election bid."

 
Photo taken from Communist Paper, People's World
Voting for Obama
 
"We make criticisms, but we do it in a certain context and with a certain strategic objective in mind. We are keenly aware of the fact that the agenda of the far right is to bring this administration and country to its knees, with a heavy dose of racism, lies and economic sabotage, setting the stage for a full blown return to power of the most reactionary, racist, anti-labor, anti-women, homophobic and militarist grouping in U.S. politics. " "...the election of Barack Obama was historic and gave space to struggle for a people's agenda."   http://www.peoplesworld.org/does-it-matter-which-party-wins/


"The Democratic State Assemblyman representing the district where the convention was held gave a great speech welcoming the convention as did several local union presidents. We also heard from Communists holding local office in a number of states.
Leadership was elected including Sam Webb as national chairman, Jarvis Tyner as vice chairman and Roberta Wood as secretary-treasurer.
                                              Communist Party USA National Chairman Sam Webb

The convention was united and enthusiastic and delegates left with renewed confidence and determination to work to consolidate the defeat of the ultra-right and move forward to repair the damage they have caused to democracy and the rights of working people.
                    Vice Chairman of CPUSA Jarvis Tyner, ran for office in consecutive order; VP of USA,
                                                                             Govenor NY, Mayor NYC                                                   
                                  Roberta Wood has served as Secretary Treasurer of the Communist Party since 2007
                                                  http://www.cpusa.org/new-biography-2/

The main reports, resolutions the PowerPoint presentation will soon be available at the cpusa.org website where there is also a video of the opening session. Reports on the convention are on the peoplesworld.org website. Ohio delegates are anxious to meet with groups to discuss the convention and how to move ahead. Let me know if you would like to set up a meeting." http://peoplesworld.org/highlights-from-cpusa-s-29th-convention-includes-video

The words of untruth CPUSA use as a web to attract youth and unknowing people who are caring, are Race and Immigration. " Defeating the right-wing's use of racism and anti-immigrant hysteria was seen as critical to success in both the electoral and economic arenas." http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:LIgkGDRyUEoJ:peoplesworld.org/highlights-from-cpusa-s-29th-convention-includes-video+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Their mantra is "This racist conspiracy can be defeated". It is their wedge to break apart the American fiber. Perhaps, Dinesh D'Sousa was right about the mentality of the American people voting for Barack Obama, to cleanse our past of Slavery in America. http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-30/news/33504809_1_obama-s-america-rupert-murdoch-thumbs and CPUSA uses this term liberally.

"Communist Party Resolves: Build united action against racism and for unity" http://www.cpusa.org/communist-party-resolves-build-united-action-against-racism-and-for-unity/

Taken from CPUSA Website: http://www.cpusa.org/defeating-the-rightwing-on-the-road-to-socialism/   "A good measure of this is the thousands of people who "like" us on Facebook. As of last week, 20,000 liked us on the People's World page and 18,000 liked us on the Communist Party page.
And in both instances, the number steadily grows week by week.
Here is a pool of possible new members if we work at it. Plus there are the hundreds of people in mass movements who appreciate our role and if approached right might well join the Party.
What a difference that would make in our ability to bring to life our strategic policy both now and in the future!
Can we do any less?"

 Change? That's Obama's "Change",...it's no wonder CPUSA endorses Obama. At 4:53minutes into video, it's the change Obama had in mind.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JVOkUGmERq0#!
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

October 13th, 1973: A Message from Our Lady of Akita

                                                                             
                                                             Image of Our Lady of Akita

Fifty-six years following  the anniversary of the greatest miracle of the sun in Fatima, October 13th, 1973, Our Lady of Akita gives humanity a message.
 
On October 13, the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, 1973, Sr. Agnes heard the beautiful voice speaking from the statue once more: "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres, churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the devil will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon would be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer any pardon for them."

                                                           Fire Falling from the Sky
 
She continued, "As I told you, if people do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the Flood, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests."
                                                               
The statue wept for the last time on September 15, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

 Sr. Agnes was totally and incurably deaf when she entered the community, having lost her hearing on March 16, 1973. Sister was able to speak, and understood spoken messages by lip reading. As predicted by her guardian Angel, she temporarily regained her hearing on October 13, 1974. Deafness returned on March 7, 1975. Her hearing was permanently restored on May 30, 1982, as predicted by Our Lady during the first message of July 6, 1973. Both healings occurred instantaneously during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Sr. Agnes is today in sound health, except for the rheumatism that has affected her hands.                               
                                                                             
                                                        Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa

A canonical law regarding the judgment of a Marian apparition was issued in 1978. According to a Vatican official: ". . . the authority to hand down a conclusion regarding the authenticity of any Marian apparition is given canonically to the ordinary (the bishop) of the local diocese where the apparition took place . . ."

Bishop Ito's official recognitions of the occurrences and the Madonna's messages were reported in the October, 1988 issue of the magazine 30 Days. In the August 1990 issue, Cardinal Ratzinger is quoted as saying that "there are no objections to the conclusion of the pastoral letter." Cardinal Ratzinger has invited the Bishop to continue to inform him about the pilgrimages and conversions.
                                                   Shrine of Our Lady of Akita, Japan

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Obama's America 2016


 Dinesh D'Sousa, President of King's College in New York City, attempts to explain who Barack Obama is. He digs down into the roots of Obama's heritage and taps upon the evolution of Obama's philosophy. D'Sousa also presents the psychological mind of America, its purpose of why Obama was elected in the first place.

The movie is based upon the book Dreams From My Father (authored by Barack Obama in 1995), interviews with various close associations of Barack, his mother Ann Dunham, and his father Barack Obama Sr. and other family relatives, as well as the results pulled from the research of Obama's actions and decisions made as President of the United States.


WATCH MOVIE TRAILER HERE

http://2016themovie.com/about/

Dinesh D'Souza: Interviewing George Obama in Nairobi, Kenya


Obama's America 2016, can be found playing across the United States listed here: http://2016themovie.com/dinesh_d_souza/

Monday, July 16, 2012

Future King of Kuwait Converts to Christianity!!!


"Kuwaiti's Royal Prince Abdullah al-Sabah converted To Christianity from Islam. He stated, "If they kill me because of it, then I will appear before Jesus Christ and I will be with Jesus Christ forever." The Royal Prince went on to say (in a recorded Audio tape),

He stated “I will accept whatever they do to me, because the truth in the Bible has guided me towards the right path.”

Kuwaiti's future king, just amazing."

Apparently this was news in January 2012, but I'm just hearing of it now!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Restless Heart"

This Fall, 2012, a new movie is coming out. It is about Saint Augustine, one of the greatest Doctors of the Church, son of Saint Monica, and who once lived the life of a pagan. It is said that Saint Monica prayed, with a sorrowful heart for her wayward son for 20 years. The fruit of patience , tears and prayers produced conversion of heart and a Master of Faith, for the Catholic Church.

                                        "   Restless Heart  "
http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/restless-heart-film/ 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

"For The Greater Glory"

"For the Greater Glory", a true story about the Cristados, a rebellion in Mexico soon after Russia's revolution in Russia in 1917. President Callas of Mexico was removing the Religious Fredom from his people. Mexican Catholics were persecuted, priests were killed if they continued to say Mass.   If you have not seen this movie, you must see it.

Peter O'Toole's performance sets the stage for the events that lead into the Cristado War.
                                                            Peter O'Toole as Fr. Christopher

GENERAL ENRIQUE GOROSTIETA, who lead those rebelling agianst President Callas, was portrayed by Andy Garcia.
                                                                       


Jose Luis Sanchez Del Rio, the young boy, having already been beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2005, is up for canonization. Mauricio Kuri could not play a sweeter young boy facing the ugly atrocities which led to the Cristado War.


People of all faiths need to be reminded what happens when a Government no longer allows its people to practice its faith with Freedom. Christians are reminded the Mandate Christ gave, to teach all Nations about Christ's Kingdom. This movie is a must see movie!!!

   Viva Cristo Rey!

As Forthnight for Freedom begins today, in response to the HHS Mandate in the United States, Catholics are praying for the removal of this burden as it goes against the consciences and teachings of the Catholic Church, and just as seriously, it is an attack on the Freedom of Religion.

Please open the link below for more information concerning
        

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Priest and Doctor of the Church, Saint Anthony of Padua

Within one year of his death, Saint Anthony was canonized Saint. He died on June 13th, 1231.


                                                  Incorrupt tongue of Saint Anthony of Padua
                                                        Basilica of St Anthony, Padua, Italy

"O blessed tongue, which has always blessed God and caused others to bless Him, now it appears evident how great were your merits before God!" 1263, Words of Saint Bonaventure when St Anthony's tongue was discovered incorrupt.

Christ the Blessed was willing to give proof of the great sanctity of His most faithful servant St. Anthony, as well as to show how men ought to listen devoutly to his preaching by means of irrational animals. On one occasion, amongst others, he made use of fish to reprove the folly of faithless heretics, even as we read in the Old Testament that in ancient times he reproved the ignorance of Balaam by the mouth of an ass.

St. Anthony was once in Rimini [Italy] where there were a great number of heretics. Wishing to lead them to the light of the veritable Faith and the way of truth, he preached to them for several days and reasoned with them on the Catholic Faith and Holy Scriptures. They not only resisted his words, but became more hardened of heart and obstinate, refusing to listen to him any longer.

Seeing this, St. Anthony, by divine inspiration, went down to the shore where the river runs into the sea. From the bank between the river and the sea, he started to preach to the fish in the name of God, and said:

The fish come to listen to the preaching of St. Anthony
"Listen to the word of God, O ye fishes of the sea and of the river, seeing that the faithless heretics refuse to do so."

No sooner had he spoken these words than suddenly so great a multitude of fish, both great and small, approached the bank on which he stood, that never before had so many been seen either in that sea or that river. All kept their heads out of the water and attentively gazed at the face of St. Anthony. All were arranged in perfect order and most peacefully, the smaller ones in front near the bank, after them came those a little bigger, and last of all, where the water was deeper, the largest.

When they had placed themselves in this order, St. Anthony began to preach to them most solemnly, saying:

“My brother fishes, you are greatly obliged, as much as in your power, to return thanks to your Creator Who has given you so noble an element for your dwelling; for you have at your choice both sweet water and salt water. He gave you many places of refuge from the storms; He gave you yet more the pure and transparent water and the food for you to live. When God, your bountiful and kind Creator, made you, He gave you as a command to increase and multiply, and He gave you His blessing. In the universal Deluge, all the other creatures perished, and you alone were preserved from all harm. He gave you fins to enable you to go where you will.


“To you it was granted, by God’s command, to conserve the life of the Prophet Jonah, and then after three days, to throw him back, safe and sound, on dry land. It was you that gave the tribute-coin to Our Lord Jesus Christ when, because of his poverty, he had not wherewith to pay it. Finally, by a singular mystery, you served as nourishment of the eternal King Jesus Christ, before and after His Resurrection.


“Because of all these things, you are bound to glorify and bless the Lord who has given you blessings, so many and so much greater than the other creatures.”

Hearing these words and teachings of St. Anthony, the fish opened their mouths and bowed their heads, and with these and other signs of reverence they glorified God as much as was in their power. Then, St. Anthony, seeing the great reverence of the fish towards God their Creator, rejoiced greatly in spirit, and said in loud voice:

“Blessed be the eternal God, for the fishes of the sea glorify Him more than the men without faith, and the animals without reason listen to His word with greater attention than the sinful heretics.”

As St. Anthony continued to preach, the multitude of fish increased, and not one left the place it occupied.


At Rimini he was heckled by a heretic who denied the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. St. Anthony challenged the heretic to let his donkey choose between a file of sumptuous animal fodder or the Eucharist. As St. Anthony held the Blessed Sacrament, the donkey approached and knelt in adoration.





 
The news of this miracle spread and the people of the city made haste to go and see it, including those hardened heretics we have spoken of above. The latter, seeing so marvelous and manifest a miracle, were touched in their hearts, and looked for St. Anthony to hear his words.

Then St. Anthony began to expound to them the Catholic Faith. So nobly did he preach that all those heretics were converted and returned to the true Catholic Faith. The faithful, also, were greatly comforted and strengthened in their faith.

After this, St. Anthony dismissed the fish with a blessing, and they all departed, giving marvelous signs of joy as they went. The people also, filled with joy, returned to the city. Then St. Anthony remained some days in Rimini, preaching and doing great spiritual good in the souls of his hearers.
http://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/h006rp.Fishes_OReilly.html

Novena Prayer to Saint Anthony

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

COME HOLY SPIRIT: THE ARTS BREAKING BOUNDARIES AND PRAYER

                                     

THE ARTS


Rita Jahanforuz, a Persian born woman whose family moved to Israel when she was little, sings a message of Peace. She remakes Persian Oldies in Tel Aviv and apparently she is a big hit in Tehran, where underground parties are playing her music. The cultural arts, the heart of a people, unifies a people, tells their story and exposes their soul. John Paul II, freed his polish people reminding them to be not afraid to be who they were meant to be. He repeated this same theme to artists around the world. He recognized the great gift of an artist, that empowered a person to achieve freedom. Again and again he challenged the chains of inordinate power, with the words "Be Not Afraid", "Be Not Afraid".        



Rita singing   <--  click here


When looking up RITA, she apparently has done a few concerts in New York City, Beverly Hills, California at an Israeli Leadership Council, and Washington DC, where she sang "Let Freedom Ring" at Lincoln's Memorial.


On the extreme left, the Communist Party undergoes a transformation,  holding onto its same ideas, but changes in its appearance. The Communist Party-USA admitted on video that The United States of America is a very religious country.  They use a movie, who American actor Mattew Modine, produced called "Jesus Is A Commie". It is a short film presenting quotes and ideas that produce an image that Jesus was a Communist.
                                     
A very conniving approach to recruiting the Youth of America, however many times the Catholic Church has spoken out against Socialism and Communism. http://www.vatican.va/ .  You would think the Catholic Church with its many services across the world helping over a billion people, the poor and the afflicted, would know the devastating effects of Communism upon humanity.


2425 The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with "communism" or "socialism." She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of "capitalism," individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor.207 Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for "there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market."208 Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended. Taken from The Catechism of the Catholic Church

So, William Jasper of  "The NewAmerican" had this to say about CPUSA's use of an Episcopalian priest, Rev. Tim Yeager:
"The Communist Party USA (CPUSA), naturally, finds Modine’s new film “inspiring,” and uses it in a live-stream online video of a recent presentation entitled, Was Jesus a Communist?  The program featured Communist Party functionary Roberta Wood as host, along with Rev. Tim Yeager and Pat Flagg as the commentators.
Rev. Yeager, of Grace Episcopal Church in Oak Park, Illinois, is Chairperson of the Communist Party USA’s Religion Commission. Pat Flagg is a member of the Commission. Yeager is also Financial Secretary/Treasurer of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, United Auto Workers (UAW) Local Union 2320. In addition to his national CPUSA and union activism, Yeager is also an activist in Chicago-area politics, such as the Occupy Wall Street movement.Jesus is a Commie, the movie, is shown in many cities across the USA."

Video from CPUSA featuring Rev. Yeager admitting Jesus was a communist and how the people of the United States are a religious people.

CPUSA of course also realizes that they must also change their language, to appeal to the youth, so as not to appear as the old Communist Party the United States opposed in the 1950's. This is stated in YCPUSA.

"We have to recognize and put into context the language that Lenin uses in the text. During Lenin’s time period, there was still armed struggle being waged in different countries and the Soviet Union was just coming out of a civil war. The language and phrases that Lenin uses such as “iron discipline” of the Party and the “ruthless” struggle against the capitalist class reflects the climate of intense and deadly struggle that was taking place. Today, we would not use this type of language when discussing the work of the Party and the types of struggles that we are involved in.

Making all of these connections is more of an art than a science and the world communist movement continues to debate, discuss and develop the ideas started within Lenin’s work."
Taken from Young Communist League USA http://yclusa.org/article/articleview/1832/1/319/ 


The Arts as you can see can be used to express the beauty of God, His Love for mankind,  and Love between humanity, or used as a tool to disillusion those seeking Truth. 


                                         

PRAYER



The Arts must  be guided by prayer, the communication to and with God, our Creator, otherwise one will be a wreckage on the surf of life.
May the prayers of those who are calling on God's protection and assistance for Religious Freedom, for Life of the Unborn babies, for the Sanctity of Marriage between one man and one woman,  inspire those in the arts to "Be Not Afraid" to reign in the Culture of Peace and Life.

Come, Holy Spirit
English
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/pentecost/pent11.htm#ixzz1xbu0yL6P


HOLY SPIRIT, RAIN DOWN (SONG)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sr Marie De Mandat Grancey: Servent of God

EWTN Bookmark Program about Sr Marie (click here please)



The 9/11 Terrorist attack on New York's Trade Towers and a serendipitous meeting with a relative of Sister Marie de Grancey, led to the fantastic journey of discovery and grace.  German Mystic,  Anne Catherine Emmerich, who inspired American Actor, Mel Gibson to produce The Passion of Christ, also inspired Sr. Marie into discovering the last home of The Blessed Virgin Mother. A thousand years of Muslim pilgrims, visiting the sacred location, confirms the Home of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.



Images of Anne Catherine Emmerich:




EWTN Bookmark Program click here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"IN THIS SIGN, YOU SHALL CONQUER"


I happen to come across this and thought I would share. It has to do with the Holy Name of Jesus, IHS. Since, President Obama proved, from the beginning of his presidency, he did not respect Catholic Conscience with the act of removing IHS from his speech @ Georgetown University, We as Catholics should use IHS to defeat Obama. "In this sign you shall conquer." Please read to understand:  "In Hoc Signo vinces" – "In this sign, you shall conquer" 


"After three nails were added under the insignia (together with a cross above), some noticed that the inscription now contained a “V” below the IHS – so that we see IHSV. (see image on the side) In this form it was adopted by St. Ignatius as the symbol of the Jesuits.
IHSV was interpreted to mean In Hoc Signo Vinces, “In this sign, you shall conquer”. It was taken as a reference to the victory which Constantine won against Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge on 28 October 312. Before the battle, the future Emperor saw a sign in the sky (probably the Greek chi-rho X-P, the symbol of “Christ”) and heard the words εν τουτω νικα, which is Greek for “In this [sign], you shall conquer”. The phrase was translated into Latin and it was noticed that the first letters of each word added up to IHSV – thus was born the legend that IHS stood for Constantine’s vision and the Christianization of Rome.
Most certainly, in the Holy Name of Jesus we shall conquer every enemy – and the last enemy to be destroyed is death itself."
  (reference: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:kTG0T0xrDWUJ:newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-does-ihs-stand-for-meaning-of-holy.html+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us )






Wednesday, April 18, 2012


PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD IN YOUR PARISHES... CHECK OUT THE PRAYER CARDS AND BISHOPS' DOCUMENT AT THE WEBSITE


Greetings,

this Call to action just released,


Please read and forward this call to action in your parish communities. Should you have any questions please contact us or should you need resources to share the information, with the approval from your pastor, the link below includes the important document , shows prayers for Religious liberty and ways to order prayer cards and materials.


BISHOPS ISSUE CALL TO ACTION TO DEFEND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Urge strong lay involvement

Outline threats to First Freedom at all levels of government and abroad

Call upon dioceses to pursue religious liberty fortnight, June 21-July 4


WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops have issued a call to action to defend religious liberty and urged laity to work to protect the First Freedom of the Bill of Rights. They outlined their position in “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.” The document was developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), approved for publication by the USCCB Administrative Committee March 13, and published in English and Spanish April 12.


“We have been staunch defenders of religious liberty in the past. We have a solemn duty to discharge that duty today,” the bishops said in the document, “… for religious liberty is under attack, both at home and abroad.”

Almighty God, Father of all nations,
For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).
We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty,
the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good.
Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties;
By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness,
and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
with whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday

On April 18th, 1993, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II beatified Sr. Faustina Kowalska at St Peter's Square in Rome. It was the first Sunday after Easter- the very day that is to be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday, according to the Merciful Savior's revelations to Sister Faustina. Sister Faustina gained her official canonization on April 30th, 2000, again it was Mercy Sunday.  In fact it was during this time the Holy Father also announced that the Second Sunday of Easter would now be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday throughout the universal Church.

Jesus wished for the world to know of and to be submersed into the ocean of His Mercy. The Lord chose Sr. Faustina as the Apostle and Secretary of His mercy, so she would share the urgent message of Divine Mercy with our troubled modern world. St Faustina's writings produced a magnificent book.

Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul  Maria Faustina Kowalska (Author)

 

Words of Jesus:

"I am Love and Mercy itself (1074)...Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet (699) ...My Mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world (1485)... I let my Sacred Heart be piereced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you.  come then with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject to draw a coontrite heart (1485)...Sooner would heaven and earth  turn into nothingness than wold My mercy not embrace a trusting soul (1777)."

"I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itslef, but radiates them to other souls (1074)."

In 1931, Our Lord appeared to Saint Faustina in a vision. She saw Jesus clothed in a white garment with His right hand raised in blessing. His left hand was touching His garment in the area of the heart, from where two large rays come forth, one red and the other pale. She gazed intently at the Lord in silence, her soul filled with awe, but also with great joy. Jesus said to her:

"Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature: Jesus I trust in You... Ipromise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death.I Myself will defend it as My own glory (47,48)...I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: "Jesus, I trust in You" (327)... I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and [then] throughout the world (47).

Jesus I Trust in You


"The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water shich makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross ... Happy is the one who will dwell in their shlter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hld of him (299) ... By means of this image I shall grant many graces to souls. it is to be a reminder of the demands of My mercy, because even the stroongest faith is of no avail without works (742)."


When St Faustina had a vision of an angel sent by God to chastise a certain city, she began to pray and received words interiorly as she began to see the Holy Trinity and felt the power of Jesus' grace within her.
"Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sinds and those of the whole world;  for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world (476)."

As she continued saying this inspired prayer, the angel became helpless and could not carry out the deserved punishment (see 474, 475).

The next day, as she was entering the chapel, she again heard the interior voice, instructing her how to recite the prayer that our Lord later called "the Chaplet". In subsequent revelations, the Lord made it clear that the Chaplet was not just for her but for the whole world.

"Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you (1541q) ... Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death (687) ... When they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior (1541) ... Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet ony once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy (687) ...I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687) Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will (1731)."

The Chaplet may be said at any time, but Our Lord specifically told St Faustina to recite it during the nine days before the Feast of Mercy (the first Sunday after Easter). The Novena would begin on Good Friday, and continue until the Second Sunday of Easter. He then added:
"By this Novena, [of Chaplets] I will Grant every possible grace to souls (796).

How To Recite the Chaplet (Diary , 476)

Click Here to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet Takes about 6 minutes to pray

When Praying the Novena, recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet, yet each day add the intention for the soul as directed by Jesus: click here for the Nine Days Novena, top right in Red


Click here for Divine Mercy Sung (Part 1of 2) 8 minutes long
Click here for Divine Mercy Sung (Part 2 of 2) 10 minutes long


Our Lord desires that every soul knows of his great Mercy. He gives a special promise of Mercy, which is complete forgiveness of sins and punishment on the Feast of Mercy.
"I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will got o Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy (1109)."

"Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (300)."

"The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion will obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (699)."

Jesus I Trust in You,
              Jesus I Trust in You,
                             Jesus I Trust in You.





Article, John Paul II was an Apostle of the Divine Mercy