Friday, November 09, 2007

Leonardo Painting Has Coded 'Soundtrack'

Pala's site (in Italian),:
Official site for the "Last Supper,":

'Historic' world Christian forum issues call for dialogue

Vatican official says world forum for Christianity is vital

Rush Movie Review: Bella

This will help the film!

Man dressed as clown disrupts Mass and destroys baptismal font

St. Louis Synagogue - 'Ordination' (LISTEN TO NPR- REPORT)

St. Louis synagogue to host ordination of two Roman Catholic women

Women as priests? Plans test alliances

Would Jesus exclude women? I don't think so

Baltimore: Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien - is he 'cleaning'?

Funeral prompts firing of priest
S. Baltimore pastor joined by Episcopal priest during Mass

Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien personally ordered the Rev. Ray Martin, who has led the Catholic Community of South Baltimore for five years, to resign from the three churches and sign a statement yesterday apologizing for "bringing scandal to the church."


Sean Caine, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said this was one example of repeated administrative and liturgical offenses Martin had committed in more than a year.

Pro-Life Center in Jerusalem

Pregnant with possibilities

Providence College

Are Gays and Lesbians Welcomed by the Catholic Church?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Blasphemous Cage-Dancing Christ in San Francisco

Robertson/Giuliani Duo Bids Farewell to Conservative Influence

Family Research Council-Tony Perkins-watch CNN Lou Dobbs

Endorsements highlight social conservative split

Jill Stanek - Robertson's endorsement of Giuliani

The Damaging Culture of Silence

The Value of Prayer and Sacrifice for Priests

Prayer for Priests

40 Days for Life Merely the Beginning; Pro-lifers Redoubling Their Committment

God Speaks Through Scripture, Says Pontiff

Why cross-dressing 'sisters' got their Communion

Fr. Euteneuer responds to Jesuit who ‘Came Out’ at Campus Mass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Mallon, 405-720-2575
November 8, 2007

FRONT ROYAL, VA — The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today published an “open letter” to Father Thomas J. Brennan, SJ, who declared that he was a homosexual during a student Mass, admitting that it was one of “the worst kept secrets” on campus.

Father Euteneuer’s response, “Homosexual Jesuit Needs Refresher Course in Priestly Love” was published in his weekly email newsletter, Spirit & Life, available Thursday after 3:00 PM EST on the HLI website ( The letter called for Brennan to apologize to his congregation.

Father Euteneuer said, “There is something just plain wrong about abusing people’s trust in the priesthood in such a public way, and since you chose to ‘go public’ with this matter, a public response to your outrageous ‘outing’ is merited.”

“First of all,” Father Euteneuer said, “Holy Mass is not a forum for your self-expression. You chose the sacred liturgy and the pulpit reserved for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the launching pad for your personal testament to homosexuality … You’ve read the same documents I’ve read about the liturgy, and none of them say the liturgy is your personal stage.”
He continued, “[Celibacy] is a form of Christian chastity to which you and I are called, and I trust that you are faithful to it. … A heterosexual celibate renounces his natural desire for wife and children in order to embrace the Bride of Christ in a direct spousal relationship. A homosexual celibate renounces an unholy desire for members of the same sex: that is a renunciation of a disorder, not the embrace of a Bride.

“When even a celibate priest chooses to go public about his homosexual identity as an expression of ‘diversity’ or ‘pride’, the faithful are rightfully confused and scandalized. Not only do you owe them an apology, you owe them a better example of priesthood. They deserve a priest who is clear about the Church’s doctrine about homosexual acts and who teaches it unambiguously. … If you do not clearly witness the Church’s teaching about your own vocation, how can you teach others to be faithful to theirs?”


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Women warned against Catholic ordination

"The St. Louis Archdiocese has warned two Roman Catholic women that they will be excommunicated if they are ordained as priests on Sunday."

More Paul Potts on Oprah

Paul Potts' YouTube Page

Interfaith Concert to be held in Basilica - National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

"a celebration of the sacred in Song, dance and Chant"
28th Annual InterFaith event has an admission charge of $15.00 General Admission & $30.00 for reserved seating in a CATHOLIC SHRINE!

**All Ticket Orders and or Gifts are Given in Honor of Marie and Wendell Johns

Tuesday, November 13, 2007
7:30pm Concert UPPER CHURCH

The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington Advancing Justice, Building Community, Nurturing Understanding

InterFaith Website Links (InterFaith Organizations)

  1. Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions

  2. Fellowship of Reconciliation

  3. Institute on Religion and Public Policy

  4. The Interfaith Alliance

  5. The Interfaith Center of New York

  6. Interfaith Climate Change Network

  7. International Committee for the Peace Council

  8. The International Interfaith Center

  9. Interfaith Voices for Peace and Justice

  10. The National Religious Partnership for the Environment

  11. The North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) (Our Assistant Director, Mike Goggin, is the current Chairperson of the NAIN Board of Directors!)

  12. The Pluralism Project at Harvard University

  13. The Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue

  14. Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

  15. Temple of Understanding

  16. United Religions Initiative

  17. United States Conference of Religions for Peace

  18. World Conference of Religions for Peace

Tsunami Dialogue -Cardinal McCarrick participates


Can. 1205 Sacred places are those which are designated for divine worship or for the burial of the faithful by a dedication or a blessing which the liturgical books prescribe for this purpose.

Can. 1210 Only those things which serve the exercise or promotion of worship, piety, or religion are permitted in a sacred place; anything not consonant with the holiness of the place is forbidden. In an individual case, however, the ordinary can permit other uses which are not contrary to the holiness of the place.

Can. 1214 By the term church is understood a sacred building designated for divine worship to which the faithful have the right of entry for the exercise, especially the public exercise, of divine worship.

Can. 1221 Entry to a church is to be free and gratuitous during the time of sacred celebrations.

ALTARS (Code of Canon Law)

IFC's 27th (2006) Annual InterFaith Concert

A Celebration of the Sacred in Song, Dance and Chant
(at Washington Hebrew Congregation )

Question: Should an event like this be held in the Shrine?

Prayer to Mary Help of Christians

Dear Mother, Help of Christians, we come to you in confidence with our needs and like the sons and daughters of St. John Bosco, relying on your unfailing help. Bring us all to your Son and guide our hearts to bless the work of the Salesian Priests, Brothers and Sisters,as you protected their founder in his great work for the Church. Amen.

May all do the ordaining will of the FATHER!

USCCB Pres. Nominees List

Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee

Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago

Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky

Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia

Bishop Dennis Schnurr of Duluth

Bishop Donald Trautman of Erie

Bishop Allen Vigneron of Oakland

An ‘A’ Plan For Plan B

Communion is a two-way street

Bishop Vasa: Catholic Disobedience on Contraception - "Tremendous Harm to Society"

Woman rabbi takes the heat for Catholic ordinations

Catholics & Politics

Bishops to guide voting faithful on life questions

Lay Catholics call for greater civility in American political debate

Prominent Catholics Call for Civility in Politics

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (Wash.,D.C.)

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good -Commentators

Catholic Culture Review--Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good- **RATINGS** -FIDELITY -DANGER!

The Common Good - Newsletter (Aug. '07)


N.Y. official wants gays in St Patrick's Day parade

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Update: 40 Days for Life

Fr. Frank Pavone - Responds to politician opinions concerning Terri Schiavo's case

Instead of VeriChip...PassportMD

RFID Implant Cancer Questions Concern Patients


New Key Management Technology Could Improve RFID Security

VeriChip & State Disaster Preparedness

VeriChip's VeriTrace Platform Sees Sales Boost

The system, which employs implantable tags to identify and track the remains of deceased individuals, is seeing gains in sales as states acquire it for disaster preparedness.

EXCLUSIVE: Acquitted Marriage Activist Speaks Out!

Larry Cirignano

Italy & Immigration

Brutal sex attack forces Italy to make laws for kicking out EU migrants

England & Immigration

Queen's speech: Migrants to be forced to learn English and do community work

A New Romanesque designed Church - Fresno, CA

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Plans (pdf.- 3-D)

$12m Catholic church in Visalia to seat 1,400

How Georgetown Can Stay Catholic

Monday, November 05, 2007

Celebrating a miracle legacy

Microchip Clinic (Vet.)

Four-legged friends now certified ‘canine good citizens’

The clinic members were on hand to handle any possible issues that might come up during the evaluations as well as to hold a microchip clinic, according to Robin Degatina, a pet clinic technician. Dr. Kristy Clopton explained what microchipping does for an owner.

Pretty soon we'll see these 'clinics' being held at our local hospitals and doctor offices'...maybe even on those dr./medical channels on the tvs located in the reception areas.

The Future...Microchips, organs, robots

60 SECONDS: Michio Kaku

Sunday, November 04, 2007

'HP' News Items:

Benedict XVI's Pep Talk; A Potter Betrayal

Wizard waves a rainbow flag

Renewed calls for ban on 'Harry Potter' over witchcraft, homosexuality

Can't Rowling just be quiet?

That's the way it works in fiction. Characters tell their creators who they are and what they're going to do, not the other way round. Any novel worth reading "gets away" from the writer, with characters doing and saying things that may be completely contrary to the author's intentions.


At a later point in the Carnegie Hall event, Rowling said, "The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons some people don't like the books."

Anyone who has read the books with pleasure, as I have, knows this to be true. Prejudice runs like an evil spell through the series, with Muggles and wizards looking down on one another, while elves are forced into virtual domestic slavery, and other magical creatures — giants, centaurs — are pushed to the margins of existence by the dominant group. Rowling's satirical intent is clear.


Pulling on a lever you can't see