Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Excerpts from Q&A with White House NSC Rep on North American Summit
Advocates of 'continental integration' on defensive
Bush Reaffirms North American Union Agenda At Leaders’ Summit
Video: COA's Eric Farnsworth Discusses North American Leaders Summit and NAFTA on C-SPAN
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"The direct-to-consumer campaign will launches April 28 in southern Florida and will be based in HEARx hearing aid stores (owned by HearUSA, Inc.) It appears the first focus of the marketing effort will be the senior citizen demographic."
Verhoeven is best known as the director of blockbuster films including "Basic Instinct" and "RoboCop," but he is also a member of "Jesus Seminar," a group of scholars and authors that seeks to establish historical facts about Jesus.
Marianna Sterk of the publishing house J.M. Meulenhoff said the book includes several ideas that run contrary to Christian faith, including the suggestion that Jesus could be the son of a Roman soldier who raped Mary during a Jewish uprising against Roman rule in 4 B.C.
The book also claims that Judas Iscariot was not responsible for Jesus' betrayal, she said.
O My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! And I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love you.
Prayer of Reparation
O 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 by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of thee the conversion of poor sinners.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Papal Mass raises questions about role of laity
In light of these news items on Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist....
This article was submitted to me by "Fr. John Doe":
LAITY MUST BE INFORMED THEY RISK BEING SINGLED OUT AS A TARGET BY THE "STRONG MAN OF THIS WORLD" - THE DEVIL WHEN THEY DISTRIBUTE THE HOLY EUCHARIST
"On the flight from Italy to the United States, the Pope was interviewed by the media. On April 15th the Holy Father said: "Only healthy people, ... only people with a profound personal life in Christ and who also have a profound sacramental life can be admitted to the priesthood ... It is more important to have good priests than to have many priests".
We hope, he insisted, "to do everything possible in the future to heal this wound".
A brief meditation upon these comments will of course provide the following conclusions: the Priests who did NOT have “a profound personal life in Christ” gave in to temptation and committed grave sins- the sexual abuse of so many. The Priests who did NOT cultivate daily “a profound sacramental life” were under attack by the Devil and fell from a life of Grace.
In brief, the Priest, because He is so closely configured to Christ, must recognize that without daily spiritual recourse to prayer and frequent reception of the Sacraments, he will not be able to withstand the onslaught of the Evil One, the Prince of this world - the Devil.
Therefore a Priest is vowed to pray each day the Divine Office of the Church. It is highly recommended that each Priest offer daily the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The daily recitation of the Rosary is also highly recommended.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen repeated what the saints have stated down through the centuries: for the Priest a Holy Hour each day in the Presence of Our Lord in Holy Communion is absolutely essential for guidance and protection. For the Priest monthly or weekly reception of the Sacrament of Confession brings great Grace and strengthening to the Priest.
Along with all of this, a Priest whose life it is to handle the Most Precious Body of Christ, is a man who should be guided regularly by a Spiritual Director. He must also be a man familiar with mental prayer. The Priest has to understand that his life is also guided by ongoing study which enriches his work.
Without these ESSENTIALS the Priest cannot hope to defend himself against the temptations which are so present-at-hand. When the Priest feeds the flock with the Body of Christ, he holds in his hands every Grace and blessing. In doing so, the Priest is targeted by the Devil for the greatest of trials and temptations. But Jesus warns us to stay close to Him, the Good Shepherd. Jesus said in St. John’s Gospel, “Without Me, you can do nothing.”
Over the last 30+ years, men and women, teenagers and in some cases, even children have been called upon to help in the distribution of Holy Communion. The help of these lay people is requested without considering “spiritual peril” similar to that which was stated above about the Priest.
For lay people, regardless of permissions and rules concerning their service as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, it must be stated that their “service” is seen merely as functional. “We need help!” the Pastor says so lay people are asked to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion.
Having spoken with people who have “helped with Communion” for years, it appears that these people are NEVER told that such help, such extraordinary service puts them so close to Christ that they are now at greater risk for “spiritual attack.” How could it be otherwise?
It is absurd and reckless in the extreme to believe that what is true for the Priest is NOT true for the lay person who helps in the distribution of Holy Communion. The words which the Pope spoke to reporters yesterday should serve as a clarion call for all Priests to be daily armed with the spiritual weapons which are essential for “a profound personal life in Christ” - for “a profound sacramental life.”
Hopefully the Pope’s comments about Priests might encourage a discussion of lay people who are regularly called into service which is temporary. It must be recognized that such “temporary service” places in the hands of lay people Holy Communion and that wherever Jesus is, there is also every Grace and blessing. But great temptations loom as well.
It is my opinion that lay people who are to be called into such temporary service adopt ALL of the spiritual weapons which defend the Priest: a daily Holy Hour, the Divine Office, frequent Confession and spiritual direction, daily mental prayer, a daily Rosary, ongoing study, as well as daily attendance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If they choose not to, they should NOT serve as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist – they should NOT help distribute Holy Communion.
For years, X-Rays were administered without any lead shield, with no lead apron. Great harm was done and only later was the damage discovered. If lay people are given such a tremendous charge as distributing the Body of Christ – without being told of the great spiritual risks to which they are exposed, another form of abuse has occurred. Anyone so intimately united with our Lord in Holy Communion must admit their being singled out as a target by the “strong man of this world” – the Devil. Perhaps the Pope’s words this week will ignite this discussion of such a grave matter."
Thank you Fr. and GOD BLESS YOU and your ministry!
Please pray for all priests!
"The North American relationship works; we believe it works well for all three countries, but we also believe we can make it work better."
Congress Tells Bush: 'Stop the Closed-Door Diplomacy and Allow Legislative Oversight'
The new Constitution of America's Union
North American Union: It's the real deal
Bush seeks to cement legacy of ties with Canada, Mexico
Bush, Harper, Calderon to Defend Trade Amid Backlash in U.S.
Makeover urged for 'North American Union' effort - renaming SPP - "North American Standards and Regulatory Area" or NASRA
Three Amigos summit begins today in New Orleans
The White House has changed the name of the meeting from the "Fourth SPP Annual Summit" to simply the "North American Leaders'
Mexican Consulate opens Monday
Major border crossing on agenda
Meeting held earlier:
Inside the hush-hush North American Union confab
"The agenda for the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy,(ACIEP) meeting was not published, and State Department officials in attendance could not give WND permission under Chatham House rules to publish the agenda". "No members of Congress attended the meeting."
The Secret Life of SPP
Inside the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy
North American Union: Conspiracy or Coverup?
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Seeking to make money from mistyped website names, some of the United States' largest ISPs instead created a massive security hole that allowed hackers to use web addresses owned by eBay, PayPal, Google and Yahoo, and virtually any other large site.
The vulnerability was a dream scenario for phishers and cyber attackers looking for convincing platforms to distribute fake websites or malicious code.