Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I think this is more informative as it provides a better list of those that attended and a list of topics that were discussed. I'm disappointed that it does not provide enough information about their actual discussions-the outcome of the conversations. Maybe they solved the world's problems?!
They carried with them on their missions in the turbulent cities of Italy a copy of the monogram of the Holy Name, surrounded by rays, painted on a wooden tablet, wherewith they blessed the sick and wrought great miracles. At the close of their sermons they exhibited this emblem to the faithful and asked them to prostrate themselves, to adore the Redeemer of mankind. They recommended their hearers to have the monogram of Jesus placed over the gates of their cities and above the doors of their dwelling (cf. Seeberger, "Key to the Spiritual Treasures", 1897, 102). Because the manner in which St. Bernardine preached this devotion was new, he was accused by his enemies, and brought before the tribunal of Pope Martin V. But St. John Capistran defended his master so successfully that the pope not only permitted the worship of the Holy Name, but also assisted at a procession in which the holy monogram was carried. The tablet used by St. Bernardine is venerated at Santa Maria in Ara Coeli at Rome.
The emblem or monogram representing the Holy Name of Jesus consists of the three letters: IHS. In the Middle Ages the Name of Jesus was written: IHESUS; the monogram contains the first and last letter of the Holy Name. It is first found on a gold coin of the eight century: DN IHS CHS REX REGNANTIUM (The Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings). Some erroneously say that the three letters are the initials of: "Jesus Hominum Salvator" (Jesus Saviour of Men). The Jesuits made this monogram the emblem of their Society, adding a cross over the H and three nails under it. Consequently a new explanation of the emblem was invented, pretending that the nails originally were a "V", and that the monogram stands for "In Hoc Signo Vinces" (In This Sign you shall Conquer), the words which, according to a legendary account, Constantine saw in the heavens under the Sign of the Cross before the battle at the Milvian bridge (312).
Mexico is handing out GPS systems to illegals to make sure they arrive in the U.S. safely and correctly to their "destinations".
"Alerting frontier police"? Why hand them out if there's a chance that they'll have to be located then detained, arrested, or deported? And they have to register their intentions before they leave? Yea right!
Those who get lost or fall sick during the dangerous four-day crossing will be able to activate the device, to alert frontier police on both sides of the border.
The satellite tracking service will require would-be illegals to register their intentions before setting off — a paradoxical move, given that secrecy is necessary for success — but Mexican authorities are predicting that about 200,000 devices will be handed out when the project is launched formally in the coming year.
A word of thanks to TREA Senior Citizens League -one of the nation's largest nonpartisan seniors groups!
If you haven't heard about this agreement today here's some info for review:
Social Security Agreement With Mexico Released After 3 1/2 Year Freedom of Information Act Battle
Totalization Agreement - Social Security (actual doc. pdf. file)-
The Totalization Agreement could allow millions of illegal Mexican workers to draw billions of dollars from the U.S. Social Security Trust Fund.The agreement between the U.S. and Mexico was signed in June 2004, and is awaiting President Bush's signature. Once President Bush approves the agreement, which would be done without Congressional vote, either House of Congress would have 60 days to disapprove the agreement by voting to reject it.
"The Social Security Administration itself warns that Social Security is within decades of bankruptcy -- yet, they seem to have no problem making agreements that hasten its demise," said Ralph McCutchen, Chairman of the TREA Senior Citizens League.
From the Internal Revenue Service
U.S. International Social Security Agreements
News Items & Commentary:
- WND-Social Security billions could go to Mexicans
- U.S. - Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement
- The U.S.-Mexico Totalization Agreement
- Totalization Agreement with Mexico - U.S. Congressman David Dreier -CA
- More Information on the Totalization Agreement with Mexico - U.S. Congressman John Culberson - TX
- Other Countries that went into agreement with the US.
- U.S. Social Security For Mexicans? (2003) -Eagle Forum - Phyllis Schlafly
- Numbers USA - helpful info (free fax)
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
And while I'm at it...Did you know about this proposal that Rev. Moon is pushing?
"The Bering Strait Peace Tunnel"
Moon: 'Time to Beat Swords Into Plowshares'; Proposes Bering Strait 'Peace Tunnel,' Addresses Divisions in America, UN Reform
The Bering Strait Tunnel & Railroad Group
Now, you are aware of what's happening in the world! Tho, I think it's nothing more than a "pipe dream"...no pun intended...= ) you can't count these guys out. They have a following...more then likely a following of a lot of $ too. And now, let's not forget Archbishop Milingo who has received support from Rev. Moon too. Trouble, deep trouble.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Diocese rejects non-orthodox spirituality classes
Former priest William Tobin had been given green light by Arlington VA diocese to each his Continuing Christian Development Institute despite being banned at seminaries and religious institutes.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
And this entry too...St. John Hardon?
An Update on the Future Cause for Beatification of Father John A. Hardon, S.J.
Can you assist in his Beatification? (Please pass the word!)
Questionnaire for Life and Virtues Cause of Servant of God Father John A. Hardon, S.J.
If you're not familiar with Fr. John Hardon, S.J. read Eucharistic Adoration (an opportunity tonight to make a resolution to visit HIM in Eucharistic Adoration at least once a week-whatever your vocation will allow) and his many other listed sites that are mentioned in this link (scroll down to see all his teachings...etc. WHAT BLESSINGS!)
A "veil tip" to Whispers in the Loggia for this entry Desperately Seeking... Pallium as it led me to check out eBay just in case the thief decided to sell Archbishop of Mobile Oscar Lipscomb's pallium. I have an idea why someone would steal this, but I don't want to go there.
GOD HELP US!
I was rather young and unaware of what was taking place so this info. is pretty interesting, tho unfortunate that an organization such as this had to be formed in order to battle the culture of death.