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  "

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.

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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.

Novena Prayer to Saint Anthony

Tuesday, June 12, 2012




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. 



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
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.


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