Sunday, December 04, 2005
Lost in Translation
The Bishops, the Vatican & the English Liturgy
"The use of vernacular languages in the liturgy did not begin with the Second Vatican Council. For decades previously an array of Catholic scholars and experts had been doing research in France, Germany, the Low Countries, Italy, England, and the United States; centers of liturgical renewal had become influential; and by the early 1950s, Rome had commissioned conferences of bishops-already it was they who had the responsibility-to prepare translations of part of the rites for baptisms, marriages, and funerals. Precisely because so much preparation had been done, the bishops assembled for the council felt able to push ahead immediately with liturgical reform."
Read on...very interesting...
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Just maybe there ARE more people waking up.
Something's happening if we we're talking or writing about it It can't go much longer unoticed.
They're not unseen or unheard about now!
This is interesting too:The Consensus Building Institute
We see all the battles being "set-up" now.
Our Blessed Mother-of the Miraculous Medal on this 175th Anniversary of the Miraculous Medal please pray for us!
O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us who have recourse to you!
"BY SNUBBING the annual Christmas dinner for Catholic Charities, Archbishop Sean O'Malley seems to be saying that believers like himself must sometimes turn their backs on the common good if there is conflict with the church's strict religious tenets.
Such a narrow, polarizing view could hardly serve the city well and is especially disappointing during a season associated with tolerance and good will."
"Yet in the opinion of the archbishop, the Catholic mayor's good works would seem to be negated by his support for abortion rights and same-sex marriage."
"Menino may be out of sync with some church teachings, but he and other successful politicians know about productive compromise."
A wealth of dissenting information in these quotes! Since when did a shepherd of the Church site opinion instead of her teaching? It doesn't sound as though that has happened. He is following and teaching the tenets of our faith.
It reminds me of those moments in the classroom when I was in Catholic elementary school. Remember when the student next to you was scolled for his bad behavior? And then he continued to disrupt the class to which the teacher decided that all would be punished because the teacher had enough? Well, that's whats happening now. We are all getting the lesson because others choose not to follow the teacher.
It is so very sad. Our prayers continue!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
I too have deep issues with Catholic Charities U.S.A.
I have raised my concerns with others over the years and today I found these items to support my findings.
My issues stem from the fact that there are so many that have their "hand in the pot" (i.e. the religious nuns-Sisters of Mercy) while openly and arrogantly dissenting Holy Mother's teachings. For shame on all those that lead others away from the Holy Mother Church. Woe to them, those that have been given much.
I offer the following for your discernment:
Catholic Charities USA-Advocacy
Catholic Charities USA-Who We Are pdf. file
Catholic Charities-Parish Social Ministry Training Calendar
Catholic Charities-Parish Social Ministry Training
Catholic Charities Pres. Rev. Larry Snyder- "Father Snyder earns a salary of $180,000 in his new role."-??
Catholic Charities-program("tentacle")-JustFaith-Creator & Director-Jack Jezreel (scroll down)-"Google"-JustFaith + Dissent= Catholic Action Network. (scroll down)
More here too on J. Jezreel, with one of my buddies--from Mount St. Agnes (MSA/RSM'S)--Carol Lee Flinders at a CTA conference giving a homliy?!!
(I can't follow the pics.-I don't know if that is her giving a homily) Of course these people are all hanging together with those I know here in Birmingham.
I knew they were all sitting up in that tree---those birds-"Birds of a feather...."
So you see there are large issues here.
And then this came from Deal Hudson-"The Window"-titled article-"Boston's Catholic Charities Honors Public Dissenter"-
"Catholic Charities in Boston is continuing to steer a steady course away from Church authority. Invitations for the Catholic Charities annual Christmas dinner were recently sent out naming their honoree, Boston Mayor Tom Menino. Menino has distinguished himself with his public support of abortion and gay marriage. He is often quoted in the press bashing pro-life lay groups, politicians and theologians."
And another hat tip to Carrie Tomko for this article by James Fitzpatrick, since I believe it sums up the "words speak" by liberals.
We all have to use the discerning gifts that have been bestowed upon us by OUR LOVING FATHER.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
"The Red Mass that took place at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington is in its 52nd year and is sponsored by the John Carroll Society, named for America's first Catholic Bishop. The service is held the Sunday before the opening of each new Supreme Court term; it stresses the unique responsibility of those involved in the justice system and the courts. Washington's Archbishop Theodore McCarrick gave today's sermon."
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
She has thrown down the gauntlet on the U.S. Bishops! And the Vatican!
HERE WE GO FOLKS!
And if that wasn't enough...did you see this site -POPE-WATCH? DISGUSTING!! GET A GRIP OR LEAVE!
Thursday, June 23, 2005
"Prayer for John Paul II's Intercession"
"O Blessed Trinity, We thank you for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him. Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to Your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen."
Friday, June 17, 2005
This is good news and I will continue to pray for him as he continues to fight for Terri.
Friday, June 10, 2005
"After pointing out that extra revenues from these special plates -- the first in the world to honor the Tibetan people -- will go to help local refugees preserve their threatened heritage, the former Lt. Governor concluded, "This is something we Virginians can really be proud of."'
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
"For example: The Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a group of affiliated NGOs, recently petitioned the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO asking for intervention in the plans of a private company to mine gold on private land near Yellowstone Park. The UNESCO Committee did intervene, and immediately listed Yellowstone as a "World Heritage Site in Danger." Under the terms of the World Heritage Convention, the United States is required to protect the park, even beyond the borders of the park, and onto private lands if necessary."
They'll get in the "back door" now.
"The ideas being discussed, if implemented, will bring all the people of the world into a global neighbourhood managed by a worldwide bureaucracy, under the direct authority of a minute handful of appointed individuals, and policed by thousands of individuals, paid by accredited NGOs, certified to support a belief system, which to many people is unbelievable and unacceptable."
I don't think people are aware of what's happening with these people. The author is right, the Masons can't hold a candle next to the The Bilderbergers.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
"C4 manager Andrew Szusterman, who bought the show before the BBC reversed its decision to screen it, says there’s nothing sacrilegious about Popetown - if there were, he wouldn’t have bought it. "It’s just satire. It’s about laughing at ourselves and the different religions that we are around the world and not treating it so seriously. Perhaps we’re just living in very PC times."
"Or perhaps not. Since C4 signed on the dotted line, Popetown has been picked up by networks in Europe and Australia and Ox is confident it will be sold to networks in the US."
Let's keep an eye out for this one folks! Maybe someone can alert Catholic League's-Bill Donohue.
We can make a difference if we can find out about it first before it even makes it here in the U.S.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
"Saudi Arabia's religious police arrested eight Christians, including one who was beaten in front of his 5-year-old son, according to a Washington, D.C.-based human rights group."
Where's Newsweek now when we need them? They screamed outrage over the alleged flushing of a religious book but are they going to investigate and report the atrocities committed against Christians-human beings?
"One year ago, religious police imprisoned a Catholic foreign worker, Brian O'Conner, for "preaching Christianity" and allegedly selling drugs, though the famly insists the charges are trumped up and his only "crime" was to be seen praying."
"Addressing the Italian bishops' conference, the pope said Monday the family was essential in Italian society.He commended the bishops for defending the rights of embryos saying it was the bishops' duty to "illuminate and motivate Catholics and all citizens."'
Prayers for Donna Brazile, her confessor, and her Bishop.
"Brazile appeared to ridicule the Catholic Church while noting that she did not expect her local bishop to contact her to give her political talking points. In an apparent reference to the pedophilia scandal in the Church, Brazile lampooned a hypothetical confessional exchange between herself and a priest. "Bless me father for I have sinned. What about you?" she said."
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
"The Vatican has not yet taken a stand. But if Pope Benedict XVI rules against embryo adoption, as some doctrinal conservatives expect, it could create a fissure between Catholics and evangelical Protestants, who have enthusiastically promoted embryo adoption and enlisted the White House's support for it."
This is so very typical. They think that if they shove this stuff hard enough at people that no one will pay any attention. Wrong! That's what bloggers do best--unravel their plans of deception. We alert others.
Keep an eye out for this dirty little book!
"Appeal Committee co-chairwoman at St. Jeremiah’s Mary Beth Carmody said parishioners in other Boston parishes had said the service, held in a church, can replace the Mass, up until a church is deconsecrated."
I don't think so.
And if there are other parishes within driving distance then all should go to Mass there.
Archbishop Foley: Catholic editor should have represented Church teaching
"Self-monitoring wasn’t working, the bishop explained in a May 29 article. These checks were needed because some churches were functioning outside the traditional norms of Catholicism."
We continue to pray for all Bishops and all dioceses where there are apparent situations that are in dire need of great attention, direction, and foremost-correction.
Monday, May 23, 2005
"Catholics have made sacrifices throughout American history because they understand that freedom is a divine gift that carries with it serious responsibilities. Among the greatest of these responsibilities is protecting the most vulnerable members of our society. That was the message that Pope John Paul II proclaimed so tirelessly throughout his own life, and it explains the remarkable outpouring of love for His Holiness at the funeral mass that Laura and I were privileged to attend in Rome. It explains why when the men were carrying his wooden casket up the stairs, and they turned to show the casket to the millions that were there, that just as the casket crests, the sun shown for all to see. (Applause.)"
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Boy -he has a lot of territory to cover.
Shall we go to the map?
"Show up Everywhere: The truth is we're reaching out all over the place. We are talking to people. I have spoken with evangelicals. I have visited with some of the Catholic hierarchy in this country. We are going to do some more of that. I've been to 18 states. Of those, eight of them have been red states. We're trying to get our message out everywhere. We are going to go after the Republican--what they think is the Republican base. We're going to go after red states. There are some of those states that we can win. "
Saturday, May 21, 2005
II Timothy 4:3-5
3 For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:
4 And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
5 But be thou vigilant, labor in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober.
Gay clergy: A liberalconservative divide of biblical proportions
"Conservatives have argued from the beginning that the crucial issue for them is the authority of Scripture. Liberals have replied that the issue is not whether Scripture is authoritative, but how it is read. Both positions are, of course, correct. How you read a biblical text depends on what you think of it, and what you think of it is influenced by how you read it."
And this one- the sacrilege AGAINST HIM -
"After the sash wearers were denied, Sister Donna, the Parots and Garcia approached the altar and received Communion. To the surprise of some, including the sash wearers, the four then approached the sash-wearer's and gave them a portion of their consecrated hosts."
The Fatima Prayers
O my God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee. Most Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners. O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of Thy mercy. Amen.
“O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to you”
Hat tip to Irish Elk and Carrie.
Monday, May 16, 2005
Need I say more?
"Possible impacts from such a geomagnetic storm include widespread power system voltage control problems; some grid systems may experience complete collapse or blackouts. Transformers may experience damage. Spacecraft operations may experience extensive surface charging; problems with orientation; uplink/downlink and tracking satellites. Satellite navigation may be degraded for days, and low-frequency radio navigation can be out for hours. Reports received by the NOAA Space Environment Center indicate that such impacts have been observed in the United States."
Friday, May 13, 2005
The film captures exclusive never before seen footage of the Vatican and rare family photos which includes emotionally heartfelt footage of Pope John Paul's private visit to the prison cell where he personally meets and forgives his would be assassin, Mehemet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to murder the Pope in 1981. Ricardo Montalban, known for his starring role as "Kahn" in the Star Trek motion picture, "The Wrath of Kahn," and who is featured in Robert Evans' film says, "'The Power of Faith' is so beautiful and so emotional, it will be impossible to hold back the tears."
Iris Scanning To Begin At Orlando International Airport and this National ID Battle Continues .
Where will this lead us now?
Monday, May 09, 2005
Read the article and see the picture too! WHOA! A sad state of affairs!
PRAYERS can make the difference in France. (Someone we know that "carries a big stick" can assist OUR LORD-maybe he'll use it--when he starts closing down "cafeterias" & "CUBES"!)
Friday, May 06, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
"Thousands of women and men from around the country have “visited” Mount Saint Agnes in cyberspace and literally hundreds have taken the time to write in about how proud they are (mostly Sisters of Mercy), how comforted they are (to know that such a place as this theological center for women exists) and how grateful they are (to have witnessed a feminine model of how to speak the truth in a strong and clear voice). One of the many things that I learned from this experience is that there are legions of Catholic news junkies who make Meet the Press part of their Sunday obligation. Many see the show before or after Sunday mass. One called it his “political bible.”
I pray that the HOLY SPIRIT will intercept all communications with these women.
Father GOD please hear and answer my prayers to shut these women down from continuing their disobedience to YOU FATHER GOD and their harm that they are causing to the BODY OF CHRIST.
"The responses we have gotten to the very fact of our existence have been edifying to say the least. Some have even used the opportunity to donate funds in support of our work."
St. Michael intercept this function of financial support- please.
"One woman from southern California wrote, “Your temperate and hopeful tone was a light in the darkness. It helps me remember that I am not alone and that the Holy Spirit has many voices.” Another fan of the show, after hearing Mary Aquin’s response to the women’s ordination question, thought people must have sat up and said: “’Wow, what was that?’ Because you did not say the predictable thing at all, you brought it right back to the crucial issue that ‘the faithful’ have got to be part of all these decisions.” '
The HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT HAVE MANY VOICES! The enemy DOES!
GOD HAVE MERCY!
John Paul II please intercede for us in closing down MSA.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Now if more of them would hear and answer OUR LORD'S call. Our prayers continue.
Finally we're getting somewhere but it is quite unfortunate that this has to occur. Prayers for all the Catholic alumnae that have contributed and supported this institution only for it to remove their affiliation to the Church.
"That those persecuted for the sake of faith and justice may experience the consolation and strength of the Holy Spirit".
Monday, May 02, 2005
Fallacies That Confront Benedict XVI
"How many winds of doctrine we have known in these last decades, how many ideological currents, how many fashions of thought?" he asked. "Every day new sects are born and we see realized what St. Paul says on the deception of men, on the cunning that tends to lead into error." At the same time, for believers to uphold the values of their faith "is often labeled as fundamentalism," he noted. As a result, "relativism, that is, allowing oneself to be carried about with every wind of 'doctrine,' seems to be the only attitude that is fashionable."
If you can't follow and stand for CHRIST then you will fall for everything-everything that either comes down the pike or blows in the wind.
This is HUGE! YEA GOD! Christianity-CHRIST'S passion on Russian television--YEA Our Lady of Fatima!
"We were not taken to the woodshed," recalled Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk, who was vice president of the U.S. bishops' conference at the time of the March 8-11, 1989, meeting at the Vatican.
Oh YES HE WILL!--Father Fessio says Pope Benedict XVI will preserve integrity of faith
"The fact is that the best way to reduce the number of abortions is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place. I for one respect those who believe with all their hearts and conscience that there are no circumstances under which any abortion should ever be available," she added to gasps from the audience.
You can never change a leopard's spots!
Not happy- "The Council for Secular Humanism deplores the intemperate and uncalled-for attacks California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown made on secular humanists at an April 24 church-sponsored service delivered to judges and lawyers in Connecticut."
President John Podesta
(RNS) "I'm Catholic. ... I attend Mass. I take Communion. It's a source of strength for me. I think it's really what makes me a progressive."
-- Center for American Progress President John Podesta, former White House chief of staff in the Clinton administration, speaking Tuesday (April 26) at a Washington forum on "Faith, Politics and Progressives" sponsored by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Friday, April 29, 2005
Happy Feast Day!
God of Wisdom you made our sister Catherine burn with divine love in contemplating the Lord's passion and in serving your Church. With the help of her prayers may your people, united in the mystery of Christ, rejoice forever in the revelation of his glory, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Monday, April 25, 2005
"What specifically indicates the holiness of Jesus? Note the varying emotions on the faces of the women and the face of Jesus. Compare the faces to the landscape behind each one and how they reflect one another."
GOD have mercy!
Sunday, April 24, 2005
"I'm grateful for an opportunity to return to the question of truth. Truth is another name for God and so it cannot be something that we possess. It's something that we hope to dwell within. The truth is always larger than we are, greater than we are. And it is not something that we can attain by ourselves. This is why we need the community."
I am quite familiar with this group of dissident women that just want to make sure "the church"/the "people" receive the sacraments-"she isn't of the theology of women priests", she just wants to make sure "we the church/people" have the sacraments, because without the sacraments there is no church.
"The people are hungry for the sacraments, and without the sacraments, we don't have the church. Now, one proposed solution is to ordain women, but my concern about it is that too much of the argument makes it seem that in order to prove our equality, we must be ordained. And that would mean that the ordained are somehow higher and better than the laity. That's a theology I do not accept."
Really?! What about this goddess Litany/worship you are apart of?
Does this look like they follow the teachings of the Church, but first and foremost does it look like they follow CHRIST?
This is truth?
(Can't believe this? Look at the entire page--and yes- this is the truth and there's more-"burning crosses"- here, here, here, here, here, and these are other problems-here, here, here, here, here, and here. Here's a picture at their Holy Wk. 2002 where I just noticed tonight that the image portrays Jesus as a woman? I hope I'm wrong.)
Response: Be with us.
Mother God, Be with us.
Mary, Mother of Christ, Be
Life of all created things, Be with us.
Tara, Compassionate Mother, Be with us.
Kuan Yin, Mother of Compassion and Mercy, Be with us.
Kali, Fierce Protector, Be with us.
Oya, Patroness of Feminine Power, Be with us.
Artemis, Protector of Women and Children, Be with us.
Durga, Fortress, Queen of the Universe, Be with us.
Pele, Creator, Destroyer, Be with us.
Ishtar, Goddess of Death and Rebirth, Be with us.
Bridgit, Giver of Life’s Sacred Fire, Be with us.
Shakti, Female Energy and Power, Be with us.
Hestia, Guardian of Innermost Things, Be with us.
Isis, Giver of Wisdom and Fertility, Be with us.
Shekhina, Presence of the Feminine Divine, Be with us.
Ganga, Purifier and spirit of the Ganges, Be with us.
Pachamama, Earth and Mother, Be with us.
Gaia, Spirit of the Earth, Be with us.
Yemaya, Mother of all Creation, Be with us.
You maybe wondering how did a woman from this group get on tv this morning? Just follow their trails-Ms. Linda Lichter,Ph.D she's their connection to NBC-scroll down. And my connection to Birmingham is listed here too-above.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
I am quite disappointed to see this report. I'm glad I didn't hear or watch it.
"On Tuesday night's Special Report with Brit Hume on FNC, Mort Kondracke of Roll Call channeled the harsh left-wing line that the new Pope was "appalling," and a tyrant: "He said in his homily, on the death of Pope John Paul, that the world faces the menace of a dictatorship of relativism. And what he seems to represent is a dictatorship of certitude."
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King,almighty God and Father,we worship you, we give you thanks,we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,Lord God, Lamb of God,you take away the sin of the world:have mercy on us;you are seated at the right hand of the Father:receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One,you alone are the Lord,you alone are the Most High,Jesus Christ,with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
"Lawyer Who Presented CT Scan & Medical Evidence in Court Analyzes Autopsy Results in Terri Schiavo Case"
Ms. d'Angelis claims she will be available to interpret the anticipated Medical Examiner's report on the late Terri Schiavo."
Found this over at"-"Renaissance Lawyer- "background on those who have generously volunteered their time, opinions, and expertise". Look at the Renaissance Lawyer site.
Transformational Law?--"the traditional model of law, there is a growing movement toward a new design of legal practice and new theoretical approaches."
Transforming Practices--Steven Keeva-and he is an assistant managing editor of ABA-American Bar Association
(the total PICTURE becomes quite clearer now!)
What are they transforming to? FAQ'S here.
"A practicing attorney for over 20 years, Constance d'Angelis is a published writer and public speaker on integrity and ethical issues. She is the visionary and creator of Loving Lawsuits - a new methodology to transform the adversarial nature of the legal system and replace it with non-invasive solutions that heal the source of conflict. She is a new breed of spiritual evolutionists who believes by integrating mind/body/spirit principles into the legal process, transformations will occur that heal and leave no casualties. She is dedicated to this transformation as a contribution to mankind's personal growth, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.Constance has developed a series of seven CDs and practical workbooks to educate people on the process of transforming conflict into an opportunity for growth and success through a new, healing empowerment process. Constance has chaired numerous arbitrational panels for the NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers). She is a faculty member of University at Sea. Her avocation is vibrational healing and performing original scores of Bisosome Vibrational Music. She is a nationally certified, licensed LMT and Reiki Master."
University at Sea And how does this work? More FAQ'S here.
Are these programs accredited? Call here to FIND OUT-1-800-926-3775
See while we were all "sleeping" and buying the latest and best new item to drive, wear, or play with this was sneaking into the fabric of our culture and institutions. You have to pay attention to so many things now.
The culture of DEATH! THE LIE!
It is now accepted by so many lost sheep! Where is the out cry!
This is the New Age infiltration of our lives. Are you discerning?
Catholic Women's Ordination Group Outlines Traits for New Pope
Saturday, April 09, 2005
So much has been taught again this week by John Paul II even in and after his death.
In his Homily Cardinal Ratzinger explained the Mercy that our Holy Father taught us was not only in his own life (assassination attempt) but in his teachings of St. Faustina's message of mercy from CHRIST in instituting Divine Mercy Sunday-displayed even in his own death-the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday. He again taught us in the instituting of the Year of the Rosary and the introduction of the new Rosary Mysteries-the Luminous Mysteries.
GOD'S mercy again shown THROUGH HIS MOTHER. And of course lastly IN THIS YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST.
It's ALL HERE!
MERCY AND LOVE- supreme sacrifice -WORTHY of GOD'S LOVE and strengthened by the MERCY OF GOD in continuing on our journeys in HIS SERVICE in whatever vocation we are called to.
"He interpreted for us the paschal mystery as a mystery of divine mercy. In his last book, he wrote: The limit imposed upon evil "is ultimately Divine Mercy" ("Memory and Identity," p. 60-61). And reflecting on the assassination attempt, he said: "In sacrificing himself for us all, Christ gave a new meaning to suffering, opening up a new dimension, a new order: the order of love...It is this suffering which burns and consumes evil with the flame of love and draws forth even from sin a great flowering of good." Impelled by this vision, the
pope suffered and loved in communion with Christ, and that is why the message of his suffering and his silence proved so eloquent and so fruitful.
Divine Mercy: the Holy Father found the purest reflection of God's mercy in the Mother of God. He who at an early age had lost his own mother, loved his divine mother all the more. He heard the words of the crucified Lord as addressed personally to him: "Behold your Mother." And so he did as the beloved disciple did: he took her into his own home;" (John 19:27)
- Totus tuus. And from the mother he learned to conform himself to Christ."
4/8/2005 5:50:00 PM
Umm...they don't speak for me!
The usual suspects-except I was surprised by her inclusion in this list (I guess I shouldn't be):
Helen Marie Burns: Call To Action Board Member and RSM member of the leadership team of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas,312-587-0423
Rosemary Radford Ruether: Writer and theologian, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA., 510-540-8527
Christine Schenk, CSJ: Director of FutureChurch, a coalition of parish centered Catholics working for full participation of all Catholics in the Church, 216-228-0869 or 216-513-3647
Anne Burke: Illinois Appellate Court Justice and former Vice Chair of the National Review Board (on sex abuse in the Catholic Church), 312-793-4841
The battle is being waged on many fronts...but not to worry---GOD WINS! CHRIST GAVE US THE VICTORY!
Our job---grabbing up those to keep the casualties LOW!
Monsignor James Mancini, "the exorcist" for the Diocese of Little Rock, spoke before about 100 students at the University of Arkansas this past week.
Friday, April 08, 2005
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
And while I'm here please begin the following Prayer for the Conclave-College of Cardinals as they prepare to meet and elect our new Holy Father. We need great sacrifice and prayer here!
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Father all powerful, have mercy on us Jesus,
Eternal Son of the Father,
Redeemer of the world, save us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us.
Holy Trinity, hear us.
Holy Ghost, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Holy Ghost, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us.
Author of all good, have mercy on us.
Source of heavenly water, have mercy on us.
Consuming fire, have mercy on us.
Ardent charity, have mercy on us.
Spiritual unction, have mercy on us.
Spirit of love and truth, have mercy on us.
Spirit of wisdom and understanding, have mercy on us.
Spirit of counsel and fortitude, have mercy on us.
Spirit of knowledge and piety, have mercy on us.
Spirit of the fear of the Lord, have mercy on us.
Spirit of grace and prayer, have mercy on us.
Spirit of peace and meekness, have mercy on us.
Spirit of modesty and innocence, have mercy on us.
Holy Ghost, the Comforter, have mercy on us.
Holy Ghost, the Sanctifier, have mercy on us.
Holy Ghost, Who governest the Church, have mercy on us.
Gift of God, the Most High, have mercy on us.
Spirit Who fillest the universe, have mercy on us.
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God, have mercy on us.
Holy Ghost, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Ghost, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Ghost, shed Thy light in our souls.
Holy Ghost, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Ghost, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Ghost, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Ghost, teach us to pray well.
Holy Ghost, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Ghost, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Ghost, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Ghost, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Ghost, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Ghost, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Ghost, be Thou our everlasting reward.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Send us Thy Holy Ghost.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.
V. Come, Holy Ghost! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Let Us Pray
Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth forever and ever.
“O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to you"
More "Smoke Signals to ROME".
Gosh maybe I should tell them to link to my blog since I have a complete list of press releases from dissidents here too.
We can get together. NOT!
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Thank YOU GOD!
READ THE TRANSCRIPT OR LISTEN TO THE LINK-
Left Prays for Liberal Papacy
It's a Rough Week for Secularists
He opened his show with the following statement:
"RUSH: Boy, I tell you folks, some immediate observations from watching television over the weekend, reading a lot of newspapers, the juxtaposition of the Terri Schiavo story with the death of Pope is breathtaking. It is spellbinding."
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life Statement on Terri Schiavo's Death
Monday, April 04, 2005
Did St. Malachy predict final popes?
"John Paul II was de labore solis, from the labor of the sun (with no clear explanation, although perhaps there is a connection in that he was born the year of an eclipse, and also: his working devotion to the "woman clothed with the sun")."
Then see this info: On April 8th the burial/funeral of Our Holy Father John Paul II--
"On April 8th in North America crescent-shaped sunbeams will dapple the ground during a partial solar eclipse."
There's a reason people think that the Terri Schiavo "talking points memo" was written by Republicans.
"Yet no Republican senator has been identified as having received the memo and according to ABC and the Post, their original stories did not go so far as to suggest the provenance of the memo."
"From the facts we now know: The memo was distributed by Democratic aides to reporters; the fact that it was also distributed to some Republicans would hardly be newsworthy--although, in fact, we are aware of no Republicans who have seen it. But somehow, as noted, the document has been widely described as a "GOP talking points memo.""
WHAT EXACTLY DID THE POST SAY ABOUT THAT MEMO?
By Michelle Malkin · March 31, 2005 06:41 AM
This is now a part of my core being-it has reached my soul and I promise from here forward that I will always hear this in my heart, mind, and soul. In my humble opinion this is why he is the greatest POPE!
"He was telling people behind the Iron Curtain to be not afraid, but, in a deeper sense, he was telling all of humanity to be not afraid."
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Catholic Reformers Reflect on Pope's Legacy and Hope for Future
4/1/2005 5:48:00 PM
Catholics for a Free Choice Statement on the Death of Pope John Paul II
4/2/2005 4:36:00 PM
Women's Ordination Conference Mourns Pope's Death and Looks to Future
4/2/2005 6:16:00 PM
As I prepare for the Divine Mercy Hour--"they" give me great reason to ask and give forgiveness. This can only strengthen me in my virtues and in holiness, for I get to forgive...not just 7 times, but 7 x 77. Plenty of opportunity to offer these people to OUR LORD and HIS MERCY.
Then Peter approaching asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.
"BE NOT AFRAID!"
I advise all to make sure that they study the writings Our Holy Father John Paul II left for us, most especially this document:
"On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (Mulieris Dignitatem) APOSTOLIC LETTER ON THE DIGNITY AND VOCATION OF WOMEN MULIERIS DIGNITATEM PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS"
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Thank you Holy Father for all that you have done to nourish us on our own journeys!
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Family denied their last moments with Terri.
Prayers for her, her family, most especially for Michael Schiavo, his family, his lawyers and FOR THIS COUNTRY.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Monday, March 28, 2005
I think that the USCCB with Cardinal McCarrick leading the pack (pack of wolves -that is--"Silence of the Wolves"concerning Terri S. the "LAMB" )--displays for all the world the current state of affairs here in the Catholic Church in the United States. I humbly submit this as evidence that the United States Catholic Church is definitely in a state of confusion- or should we say SCHISM?
Mind you now--George I believe is Greek Orthodox Catholic. And he doesn't back down on any of his questions either. I would love to send off for the transcript but won't waste the money on something I already know. There's enough information in this interview to pretty much confirm AMCHURCH.
"Stephanopoulos: "On so many of these culture of life issues, the practices and opinions of American Catholics seem to be at odds with the teachings of the church: contraception, abortion. Does this create a crisis of authority for the church hierarchy?"
McCarrick: "Well, it certainly creates a crisis of good teaching and of strong teaching and of clear teaching and of compassionate teaching which is always important. But compassionate teaching cannot be teaching what is not true. So, as you go through your teaching of your people, you are to make sure that they understand why you are teaching this. And how this is related to the gospel, this is related to the teaching of the Lord. Once that is done, I think then -- then you can change the minds of your people."
Do you understand this babble? Sounds a little like humanism at it's finest.
And on the previous Presidential Election-2004...
Stephanopoulos: "We did find that out last year and during the election, which obviously was a very bitter election on a lot of sides, you warned that the Eucharist should not become a partisan battleground but isn't that exactly what happened?"
McCarrick countered: "No, I don't think so. I really think that the center held. I think that in some cases and some bishops made a decision on their, on how they saw the situation in their own diocese and their need to teach the people that way. Some made the decision to do that. But I think generally the bishops of the United States decided that this was not something which they wanted to do, and I think the Holy See basically was with us on that decision, those of us who made the decision that it was -- that we were not in favor of a confrontation at the altar rail."
So NOW the U.S. is leading the Holy See? Hmm! Do we see this yet? Whose page are we on? So now we get to see that the USCCB is in charge of the AMChurch? Oh, I get it. That's right my own pastor said that he was getting us ready for the "new church". I guess that he meant we and Rome are gonna have to get on board one way or another because they have already set things in motion and we'll just have to fall in line and follow behind THEM.
The nerve- "the Holy See basically was with us on that decision"...the arrogance.
GOD HAVE MERCY!
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Why you ask? A couple of weeks ago they linked their logo to current events--ie. International Women's Day using the letter "o" in "Google" for the female symbol.
So today while WE are starving Terri and not allowing her water they link their logo (water from a bowl and their letter "o") we celebrate- World Water DAY!
Hmmm- right in the middle of Holy Week. The new water decade’s theme “ Water for Life”.
And here's their press release.
Do we understand what's happening all around us?
March 20, 2005
Pinellas County, Florida
A Call to Action - Terri Schiavo is now over 91 hours without food and water.
We the people of Florida and the Southern States have called all decent minded people to attend a special meeting with Bernie McCabe, State Attorney of the 6th district in Clearwater, Florida. The offices are located at 13355 49th Street N., the phone number is 727-464-6221.
Directions link http://statty.co.pinellas.fl.us/
Time and date are as follows...10:00 am on Tuesday morning March 22nd
We will meet in the offices of Mr. McCabe and present our strong desire for his office to charge Judge Greer with aiding and abetting Michael Schiavo in domestic violence against Terri Schiavo. We will be demanding to have Judge Greer removed from the bench as unfit and prejudice to preside over any case involving a woman in distress. He is a danger to all disabled women.Judge Greer has displayed his contempt for the welfare of women in general, please read the following open letter from a former Lee County Sheriff. http://www.rense.com/general63/retiredsheriffspeaks.htm
We are inviting all Press and people of the Southern States who care about Terri, to attend this meeting. We are not asking for this meeting, but demanding it. It is time for the people of the South to take a stand for our Godly principles of life and liberty. We are not concerned with the Godless principles of those who place derelict judges in untouchable positions to rule over who lives and who dies! We will not be denied the right to rescue Terri.
Terri is able to eat on her own, follow this link. http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/3/20/102601.shtmlI personally talked with Terri's sister and was told that she is completely aware of almost everything going on. She shows emotions and can verbalize her feelings, in a difficult, but understood manner. Michael has denied Terri any therapy that could help her to regain movement or communicate. He has planned and executed the most flagrant act of Domestic Violence against a woman. Yet, he remains free and protected by judge Greer.
We ask that you sign a petition to impeach Greer... http://www.petitiononline.com/ijg520/
Also contained in this petition, are numerous "misdemeanor crimes" that Judge Greer has committed. We are pleading with all civil minded people....come out and help us save Terri's life! When will we all take a stand? It will be to late when we are all shackled and face down in the dirt!
From Concerned Citizens
ps...we urge you to send this press release out far and wide.
Contact the Talk Radio Show Hosts about Michael's Lies (get them to spread the word of Michael's lies!)
Call FL SenatorsSchiavo's life worth extraordinary effortThe Slow, Horrible Death of Terri Schiavo
to fax to Governor Jeb Bush & Pres Bush ---
YOUR JOB IS TO ENFORCE FLORIDA LAW 765.309 Mercy killing or euthanasia not authorized;(1) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to condone,authorize, or approve mercy killing or euthanasia, or to permitany affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end lifeother than to permit the natural process of dying.
A JUDGE CANNOT NULLIFY LAW --- Please fax to Jeb Bush. Governor Jeb Bush(850) 488-4441 Fax 850-487-0801
Please fax to Pres Bush: Federal Law Title 28 35.130(e)(2) Nothing in the Act or this part authorizes the representative or guardian of an individual with a disability to decline food, water, medical treatment, or medical services for that individual.
President Bush The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461
### Note from Ron Panzer: We have to get the truth out about Michael's lies about Terri. Please email blast the following talk show hosts till they "get it."
They get millions of emails, but if we all email them MANY times over and over again for today, maybe the truth will come out about Michael contradicting himself.
Email the following short message to Greta Van Susteren, Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham and Rush Limbaugh.
Message to be sent with Subject line: "MICHAEL SCHIAVO ADMITS HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TERRI WANTED (false basis of court ruling to kill her)" body of message: Michael admitted on Larry King Live that he didn't know what Terri wanted. His lie about Terri's wishes is the basis of the court's approval of euthanizing Terri.
See Larry King Transcript: CNN LARRY KING LIVE March 18, 2005http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0503/18/lkl.01.html
Larry King: Do you understand how they feel?
M. SCHIAVO: Yes, I do. But this is not about them, it's about Terri. And I've also said that in court.WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TERRI WANTED, BUT THIS IS WHAT WE WANT..."
Sean Hannity http://www.hannity.com/story.php?content=/contact
Greta VanSusteranontherecord@foxnews.comand her blog: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,151022,00.html
Michael Savage at: email@example.com
Laura Ingraham at:http://www.lauraingraham.com/asklaura;jsessionid=InWaNBwEjB4iQ5owLi3Y-g**(web email available)
Rush Limbaugh at:firstname.lastname@example.org fax at: 212-563-9166
### PLEASE call Florida Senators, begging them to give Terri a chance. - Ron P. from:http://www.conservativealerts.com/terri-tj.htm
HERE ARE THE NINE KEY FLORIDA SENATORS WE NEED TO REACH:
Larcenia J. Bullard 850-487-5127 (Tallahassee)305-668-7344 (District Office)305-668-7346 (Fax)
Walter Campbell Jr.850-487-5094 (Tallahassee)954-346-2813 (District Office)
Mandy Dawson 850-487-5112 (Tallhassee)954-467-4317 (District Office)954-467-4331 (Fax)
JD Alexander 850-487-5044 (Tallhassee)863-679-4411 (District Office 1)863-679-4413 (Fax 1)863-386-6016 (District Office 2)863-298-7677 (District Office 3) 863-298-7680 (Fax 3)
Nancy Argenziano 850-487-5017 (Tallahassee)352-860-5175 (District Office 1)352-402-6664 (District Office 2)
Lisa Carlton 850-487-5081 (Tallahassee)941-486-2032 (District Office)941-486-2050 (Fax)
Paula Dockery 850-487-5040 (Tallahassee)863-413-2900 (District Office)863-413-2902 (Fax)
Evelyn J. Lynn 850-487-5033 (Tallahassee)386-676-4000 (District Office)850-487-5542 (Fax)
Burt L. Saunders 850-487-5124 (Tallahassee)239-417-6220 (District Office 1)239-417-6223 (Fax 1)239-338-2777 (District Office 2)239-338-2779 (Fax 2)
Monday, March 21, 2005
I can't believe "we" rushed to get all this through Congress and NOTHING TONIGHT for Terri to eat.
There was so much bad information out there tonight and today it sickened me. Here we work through this type of media (blogging) and then we have to somehow grab the information back away from those that distort it because of their own agendas or by their ignorance.
I heard Bill O'Reilly say tonight that Terri was on life-support. What? Please!
Then I heard today Rush L. really out there working for Terri, for truth, and for our humanity. He was great too! He played an ad that stated "Those that choose life....choose Rush"! This was awesome. We have got to make people more aware of our culture of death.
By the way have you heard and seen all these polls that state many Americans believe that Congress should not have stepped in and that Terri should just be allowed to die? I do not believe these polls. How can that be when we as a country, as a people of faith and great resolution to defend life just prompt the Congress to pass a bill and have a President sign within hours of passage? There's something fishy there! Don't ya think?
Well enough tonight. More prayers continue and sacrifice. We keep moving forward and our prayers upward!
Oops one more thing --read this one Bork: Congress' Involvement in Schiavo Case Not Unique
Boston Church Groups Summon Married Priests for Easter Mass
And over at Dom's --Atlanta footwashing
Sunday, March 20, 2005
ON LARRY KING LIVE 3-18-05:
"M. SCHIAVO: I've had no contact with them.
KING: No contact at all?
M. SCHIAVO: No.
KING: Do you understand how they feel?
M. SCHIAVO: Yes, I do. But this is not about them, it's about Terri. And I've also said that in court. We didn't know what Terri wanted, but this is what we want..."
Saturday, March 19, 2005
And do you think that any of the NETWORKS/MEDIA will present this to the public!?
Heck NO...and not JUST HECK NO BUT.....*+ NO!
SO NOW YOU KNOW--SPREAD THE WORD!
Send it in every email possible! Share it with your family and friends. We have to keep this WAVE MOVING!
Deal will 'restore nutrition and hydration to Miss Schiavo'
"We are confident that this compromise addresses everyone's concerns," says
Delay. "All sides agree that this is the best way to proceed."
Prayers WILL continue for Terri to remain healthy until this remedy is in place!
Our Lady of Guadulupe PRAY FOR US!
St. Joseph PRAY FOR US!
St. Michael the Archangel DEFEND US IN BATTLE!
JESUS WE TRUST IN YOU!
The U.S. Senate will convene in a Special Session on Sat. 5:00 p.m. to CONSIDER PASSAGE of the Incapacitated Persons Protection Act--www.blogsforterri.com
O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong,
so prompt before the Throne of God,
we place in you all our interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph do assist us by your powerful intercession
and obtain for us from your Divine Son
all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord;
so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power
we may offer our Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
O Saint Joseph, we never weary contemplating you
and Jesus asleep in your arms.
We dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in our name and kiss His fine Head for us,
and ask Him to return the Kiss when we draw our dying breaths. Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us, and for the life of Terri Schiavo.
Yesterday, Rush finally paid enough attention to the matter (albeit he did admit not knowing all the details about Michael's present situation or how Terri arrived in her present condition) by devoting almost the entire show with his "open-line Friday" audience calls to Terri's tube removal. He also gave an excellent monologue about how we can't have liberty without life and where we have come over the past 30-40 accepting termination of life issues. Here's the transcript of yesterday's
(3-18-05) monologue: Liberals Have Created Culture of Death, But Without Life We Can't Have Liberty.
Patrica Heaton from Feminists for Life. Read her statement here.
Friday, March 18, 2005
3/18/2005 7:12:00 PM
This just in this evening--
To: National Desk Contact: Ron Bonjean of the Office of Dennis Hastert, 202-225-2800; Bob Stevenson of the Office of Bill Frist, 202-224-4445WASHINGTON,
March 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist released the following statement today:
"We're very disappointed by the Florida court's decision to allow Terri Schiavo's feeding tube to be removed. The House and Senate leadership are committed to reaching an agreement on legislation that provides an opportunity to save Mrs. Schiavo's life. Now that the House and Senate have each passed different legislative remedies, the House and Senate Committees are working urgently together. We will be working through the weekend to resolve the differences and reach an effective solution that can clear our chambers and be signed by the President."
DO NOT GET ANGRY OR LOSE YOUR PEACE ABOUT THIS.
STAY FOCUSED ON HEAVEN---GOD IS BIGGER THAN ALL OF THIS!
JESUS WE TRUST IN YOU!
GET EVERYONE TO GO TO BLESSED SACRAMENT AND TABERNACLE SITE-(THIS ONE IS IN FLORIDA!!)http://www.savior.org/devotions.htm & http://www.monksofadoration.org/chapel.html
St. Michael the Archangel- defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
3 MORE HOURS FOLKS...THIS IS NOT FINISHED YET...PASS ALONG THESE NUMBERS-PLEASE!!
PRAY WHILE YOU ARE ACTING!!
St. Michael the Archangel- defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
MORE CONTACT INFO:http://www.blogsforterri.com/
Bobby Schindler: "Please Fry Those Phones"When I spoke with Terri's brother this morning(he is in Washington) he sounded very tired and discouraged, yet hopeful that somehow, his very innocent sister will be saved. Bobby kept saying just one thing, "Please ask the bloggers and their readers to FRY THOSE PHONES - NOW!"The only thing that will save Terri now is for the House and Senate bills to be worked out. Call Now, and keep calling.US CONGRESS:MICHAEL SCHIAVO, GEORGE FELOS AND JUDGE GREER WILL CAUSE THE DEATH OF AN INNOCENT LIFE.ON MARCH 18, 2005 AT 1:00 P M TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO WILL BEGIN A SENTENCE OF STARVATION AND DEHYDRATION AT WOODSIDE HOSPICE IN PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA.PLEASE.....PLEASE......PLEASE......... PICK UP YOUR PHONES AND CALL THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AT THE US CONGRESS!MESSAGE: "YOU MUST SAVE TERRI, SHE IS INNOCENT"
House Speaker Dennis Hastert Phone: 202-225-2976Fax: 202-225-0697http://www.house.gov/hastert/write1.shtml
Majority Tom Delay Ph. (202) 225-5951Fax (202) 225-5241http://tomdelay.house.gov/contactmecase.htm
Representative James Sessenbrenner (202) 225-5101mailto:email@example.com
Reed, Jack - (D - RI) Class II728 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-4642
Web Form: http://reed.senate.gov/form-opinion.htm
Reid, Harry - (D - NV) Class III528 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-3542
Web Form: http://reid.senate.gov/email_form.cfm
Here's the English-translation from V.I.S. -Vatican Information Service.
MAR 18, 2005 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office this morning, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, presented the Pope's Letter to Priests for Holy Thursday 2005. Also present at the press conference were Archbishop Csaba Ternyak and Msgr. Giovanni Carru, respectively secretary and under-secretary of the congregation. The eleven-page document, dated March 13, has been published in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Polish. Cardinal Castrillon affirmed that this year's Letter has a special resonance because it was signed in "a place marked by the Cross of Christ," Rome's Gemelli Hospital. "In the silence of his suffering," said the cardinal, "the Pope, with the example of a life given 'to the end', repeats the Pauline affirmation: 'we preach Christ crucified, ... the power of God and the wisdom of God,' loving all men with Christ's charity and completing in his own body what is lacking in the passion of the one Savior and Redeemer," these last words a reference to Colossians 1, 24. The cardinal went on: "From his own cross, the Pope indicates to each priest the unfathomable dignity, conferred upon him by ordination, of being able to pronounce, 'in persona Christi,' the words that instituted the Eucharistic mystery, and of receiving the capacity to transform his own priestly existence into a radical gift for the Church and for humanity." "Conformed to Christ, we priests are called by the Pope to transform ourselves into Eucharistic bread, giving thanks to God with our own lives, for the work of salvation achieved by His only begotten Son." The prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy indicated that the Holy Father "reminds us of 'the obedience of love,' that grateful obligation with which we have been entrusted, to give ourselves entirely to the People of God, an obligation that we assumed on the day of our priestly ordination and that finds expression, as an example for all the faithful, in following the authoritative discernment of bishops, imitating Christ Who at the last Supper entrusted Himself to the Church. What we are giving is our autonomy, even our legitimate autonomy, a giving against which modern culture rebels as it seeks self-realization in reason unfettered by any limitation." "Once more, in this year of the Eucharist, the Holy Father introduces us with love to the 'mysterium Paschae' which is the great mystery of faith. ... With the gentleness of faith, we are invited by the Pope to reverently safeguard the liturgical norms that not only protect the sacredness of the Rite but give it luster. We priests will accept his words in order to be custodians of the Eucharist, in a continuous vigil and in all corners of the earth, and on our knees before the Tabernacle we will place all our solitude." Cardinal Castrillon concluded by highlighting the fact that "despite the passing of the years, strengthened by the Pope's words, we will spread the youthfulness of God Who is in us and irradiate it to those we meet on our way. ... The Holy Father assures us that from priestly sanctity will grow new life for the Church, with vocations that will guarantee the ardor of new evangelization, nourished by the bread of eternal life."
The news items contained in the Vatican Information Service may be used, in part or in their entirety, by quoting the source:V.I.S. -Vatican Information Service.