Monday, December 31, 2007

On New Year's Eve, Pope warns of "false exaltation"

UK- Calendar aims to recruit priests

I've got mixed feelings about this action....hmmm?
It's a UK

Matt C. Abbott (NCReporter Article) - "The liturgy war"

More in the we go...

MPs challenge 'doctrinaire' bishops
"Catholic church under fire for promoting a hard line on 'immoral' teaching in schools"

Keeping the flock faithful

UK- Children of five 'should be given sex lessons'

Turkish police reportedly foil plot to kill priest

Catholics raise millions to settle abuse cases

NCReporter - Vatican champion of reform finds hope in liturgy

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Senator Fred Thompson Responds to Catholic Online Question

Prolifer Assaulted Outside Abortion Clinic

“He got what he deserved!”

Good News! Clinic Closed


Sunday, December 30, 2007

WHAT!? Baptist of the Year: Al Gore

Constance Cumbey's site - Whoa!


I also would like to add to this...there's a 'strand' to this web that includes hospitals & nuns-that provide medical care - no one has been left out...every institution has been touched in some way.

Here are some other groups:

I just "Googled" -"Karl-Henrik Robèrt" "earth" "spirit", founder of The Natural Step and professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology and found these items listed below and this article -see TNS founder Karl-Henrik Robert

These news-items prompted me to see this being set up....Health Care Bill Omits Access to Spiritual Care & Universal Health Care in New York Should Include Spiritual Care - they became a WHAT IF moment!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sacred Music Workshop 2008

Are you interested in attending?

THREAT LEVEL's Year in Review -- 2007

From Wired...and place this page in your favorites file- Threat Level (Blog)

In the UK: Young girls & HPV drug

Now girls aged NINE are offered cervical cancer jab

Can anyone tell me why young girls are targeted? And why not young boys? This is totally wrong!

Green Bay: Police Begin Fingerprinting on Traffic Stops

Well, I'm not stopping in that city and darnit I guess I won't attend a Packers game either! = (
I wonder if the rowdy fans that cause a problem in the football games will get fingerprinted right there in the stands, in the snow? Hmmmm?! Interesting thought - what happens to ink when it's below freezing?

UPDATE:Radio interviews at FAIR Thompson, Paul, Keyes target immigration

Russia’s only Catholic magazine Svet Evangelia closes

Pope Benedict XVI on Benazir Bhutto's death

Pope Benedict XVI mourns Bhutto's death, prays for end of violence in Pakistan

Pope condemns Bhutto killing

Bhutto assassination 'terrible and tragic': Vatican

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.

Someone's watching YOU!

Links to Webcams Around the World

Parents Told to Abort Baby Call Disabled Son Gift

Why we need exorcists!

God Squad: Pagan symbol would not be permitted in Catholic cemetery

And more to the point - why we need to hear from the pulpit that HELL EXISTS!


St. Louis Catholic Schools & "Golden Compass"

Catholic schools warned against Golden Compass movie, book series

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Peace on earth and goodwill towards men...

"And So, Peace Further Removes Itself"

Radical Hindus Leave 14 Churches Burning, 1 Dead after Christmas Assault

Priests brawl at Bethlehem birthplace of Jesus

LA: Cardinal Mahony 'Incident"

Mission: Bringing Mahony mugger to justice

"King Herod Revisited" - Fr. Euteneuer's Spirit & Life & HLI

Parents Debate Whether to Pull Plug on Comatose Daughter

USF Homosexual Activism Update

A 'Veil Tip' to Gibbons and Fr. Malloy over at A Shepherd's Voice...

Under: Did you know?

Congress Has Banned Your Lightbulbs

Congress' light bulb provision is good news for GE, Philips

Congress bans incandescent bulbsMassive energy bill phases out Edison's invention by 2014

FAQ: The End of the Light Bulb as We Know It

How this started: Bill to Ban Regular Light Bulbs Introduced in House

'In God' returning to $1 coin prominence

Leader who warned of Islamic takeover hired to aid SBC's world-mission effort

GOP Loses Its Life

Reminder:First North American Union Drivers Licenses Issued In U.S.

“It’s a security element that eventually will be on the back of every driver’s license in North America,” Howell said.

Talk radio puts immigration reform in spotlight

NYT on parents & vaccinations

Some Parents Seek Options to Vaccine Orders

Eagle Forum's - Phyllis Schlafly - "Will a Dark Horse Take the Republican Reins?"<

VeriChip Corp. & Microchip News

VeriChip Corporation's Infant Protection Systems Now Installed in More Than Half of All Birthing Facilities in Ohio

Bay County Animal Control to offer free microchips for pets

News & discoveries Microchip spots tumor cells in the bloodstream

Commentary: On USCCB Report

Toward the Future: The Lessons of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Report, and the Ways in Which We Can Protect All Children From Sex Abuse

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Christ came to cure our wounds; but since all do not search for the remedy, therefore, He cures those who are willing; He does not force the unwilling. God, for His part, really wills us to be save; otherwise, it would be impossible for us to obtain health and eternal life.

-- St. Alphonsus Liguori

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Father Lombardi says Catholic-Muslim dialogue worries fundamentalists

A couple of items from Bro. Andre Marie

Mysticism and Controversy

Christmas, Anti-Christ and Catholic triumphalism

But even in the midst of such a crisis, we find consolation: “Behold, I make all things new!” (Apoc. 21:5). All the historical triumphs against error won by the martyrs and confessors will be renewed in grand style. The victories of the devil and his antichrists continue to mount, but the Triumph of the divine Babe will be all the sweeter because of it. It will mark the victory of our Lord, His Church, and His Vicar. What’s more, to the eternal confusion of Antichrist and Satan, Christ’s Triumph will be the Triumph of His Mother, the Woman who will crush the head of the ancient serpent!

And that should give us all a Merry Christmas.

NY Times OP-ED - NCReporter's John Allen, Jr.- The Vatican’s Relative Truth

Catholic leader rejects Israel's Jewish identity

Green Bay Votes to Keep Nativity, Ban Other Displays for Now

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rogue Woman Rabbi Brings "Womenpriests" to Advent Serv. to Provoke St. Louis Archdiocese

Poland to open exorcism centre

Uruguay OKs gay unions in Latin American first

Prayer Need: Italian Catholic Priest Stabbed in Western Turkey

Who is St. Nicholas?

San Francisco Bishop issues Pastoral Political participation

You've gotta get over to Fr. Mark's

VeriChip & other Microchip News:

Applied Digital and Digital Angel Provide Merger Update

Digital Angel's Manufacturing Partner Raytheon Microelectronics

Mixed response to new microchip ball

Biochips on guard of health

What To Do When a Holiday Guest Shows Up With a Pet

SF - KCBS Expose

Saturday, December 15, 2007

ABC’s Walters Disses White House Christmas Card

V/T Berlin Wall Between Church & State

I'm so glad someone else picked up on this. I happened across this part (while picking up my house-I don't watch it) and I was fussing at Barbara...(at the tv)..."So what's your problem's Christmas; you're acknowledging it by your topic of conversation. Come on Barbara....please." And thanks to this reporter for the address, Ms. Walters -you're going to get a Christmas card...from "moi".
I took great offense to her comments:

“First of all, let me show you the cover of the White House, which is nice and bland…So that’s pleasant enough. This is what interested me, that it is a religious Christmas card. Usually in the past when I have received a Christmas card, it’s been ‘happy holiday’s’ and so on- And this says:

“‘You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You gave life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.’

“That’s from Nehemiah in the Old Testament. I don’t remember— and I’m sure people will remind me—getting a religious card. Now does this also go to agnostics and atheists and Muslims and –”

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Adoration, reparation, spiritual motherhood for Priests

A Prayer and a Plea Our Lady of Guadalupe

A prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas:

Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, intercede for the Church, protect the holy Father, help all who invoke thee in their necessities. Since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of a firm faith and a sure hope amid the bitterness of life,as well as an ardent love and the precious gift of final perseverance.

'V/T' and prayers of thanks to/for Fr. Mark: Mary Rose Up in Haste in Those Days

The Battleground of the Heart

Do not let the grace of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe pass without changing you. Even the loftiest mystical graces are useless if they leave us unrepentant and unchanged. Pray the humble prayer of the Rosary, not sparingly, but continuously, at every free moment. It decapitates pride. It extinguishes lust, envy, covetousness, possessiveness, and greed. It pulls up the seven capital sins by their roots. The great cosmic battle between the Woman and the Dragon is not fought in the fantasies of movie screens. It is fought on the battleground of human hearts, one heart at a time.

Fr. Euteneuer's Spirit & Life (12-07-07), PR on USCCB & Movie Reviewer -H. Forbes, & "GC" Info.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Church Militant

Fr. Euteneuer asks Bishops to Fire Scandalous Movie Reviewer (my comment)

"There seems to be a decades-old pattern of embarrassment on the part of some USCCB subordinates and other lay officials when it comes to the teachings of the Catholic Church. All too often these scandals involve matters of homosexuality. In 1987 we had the document 'The Many Faces of AIDS' which was problematic on the use of condoms, then in 1997 the scandalous document 'Always our Children' so distorted Catholic teaching that it had to be rewritten after its release."

Father Euteneuer continued, "Then in December, 2005, Forbes's review of Brokeback Mountain with its original 'L' rating for 'Limited' had to be corrected and reclassified as 'O' for 'Morally Objectionable.' The bishops have been embarrassed by their staff like clockwork for almost 20 years. Now, in December 2007, the bishops have had to withdraw Forbes's review of The Golden Compass from CNS after publication. (you will be redirected to the removal notice) After major scandals involving homosexual clergy, do we really need their movie reviewer now tiptoeing around hostile atheism?

"Let Harry Forbes be the sign that the bishops can break the cycle of subtle and overt dissent among their subordinates. They should show him the door and require all other employees to take an Oath of Fidelity. That will separate the wheat from the chaff," concluded Fr. Euteneuer.

More Info:
Archbishop Chaput: Sympathy for the devil: thoughts on 'The Golden Compass'
Read Insight Scoop Comments

A response: Does Literature Affect Children? to First Things review of the movie The Golden Compass

Flash: USCCB *withdraws* its Golden Compass review

Catholic League

On this "Momma" Feast Day....

A tribute to John Paul II...quite beautiful and moving.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

'Veil tip' and a great deal of thanks (and many prayers for Fr. Mark) to Fr. Mark for sharing these on Our "Momma":

Rejoice, O Virgin Mother Clothed With the Sun

Am I not here whom am your Mother?

A Marian Grace Sweeping Through the Church

VIDEOS on Our Lady of Guadalupe

And more on this feast day:


Vatican Seeking Spiritual Moms for Priests And Dioceses Willing to Offer Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE - Finding solace is a matter of devotion For many, she's a symbol that transcends gender, culture and religion

Mexico City's Basilica of Guadalupe is second only to the Vatican for pilgrimages

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Javier Solana -"Countering Globalization's darkside"-pdf

You really need to read this one folks....VERY important! Notice***the last 4 paragraphs...scary....

Creating crises and fixing them....hmmm!? Gotta have a 'global solution' with someone promoting, enabling, mediating,...need I say more?

  • Terrorism
  • Global Warming
  • Oil shortage
  • AIDS/Health Issues
  • Social Issues
  • Over-population
  • Pollution
  • Trade Issues


"...founded our project (EU): solid laws and institutions, the tireless pursuit of consensus and a spirit of compromise. We should bear this in mind as we develop Europe's global role." (How to disrupt consensus)

Their 'glue'---guess what that is?....'energy and climate change'--there ya' go!

Notice the use of this term 'dark side' in both docs!

That's ok...we know who wins IN THE END!

That's right let's get it ALL out INTO THE LIGHT!

On the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Oh, Dearest, most loving, MOMMA take this child of GOD and all those he comes in contact - and turn all their thoughts TO YOU - as their mother and of course lead them ever so gently to YOUR SON-OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!

'They' 'think' the 'train's left the station'; I got news for's on the WRONG TRACKS!

Thank and Praise YOU FATHER, Thank and Praise YOU JESUS, Thank and Praise YOU HOLY SPIRIT!!

What exciting times we live in...YEA GOD!

FDA: 28 Miscarriages No Reason to Reexamine Gardasil

Phyllis Schlafly: To Assimilate Or Not To Assimilate; That's The Question


Bring all your own items from home when traveling- a sleeping bag, pillows, soap, towels, plastic/paper cups, flip-flops, and of course your favorite disinfectant spray!

Terri Schiavo's Family, Pro-Life Group Announce Official Day to Honor Her

NZ - Catholics encouraged to watch Golden Compass

The distributors of a film that has outraged Catholic groups in the United States have invited New Zealand Catholics to previews to "make up their own minds".

Issues in the Middle East

Report: Iranian opposition group says Tehran did not halt nuke program

DEBKAfile Exclusive: “Moderate” Arab rulers woo Tehran and Damascus, following track opened by Washington

Bush Embarks on Saudi-Brokered Deal with Tehran

"In other words, the Bush administration is not only engaged in a sellout of the Israeli government but also of the pro-Western Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora."

DEBKAfile Reports: Russia launches first naval power build-up in the Mediterranean in response to the US about-face on Iran

Moscow pushing for follow-up Mideast peace summit in April

Russian Navy Returns to the High Seas

Here we go.....

‘America has abandoned us’

Praying for Armageddon

"Russia won't defend the world from the evil Americans"

MI5 thinks Iranians duped US; others say Bush made deal with Teheran

The National Intelligence Estimate and the 12th Imam

Misestimating Iran’s Nuclear Strategies

Gates Says Iran Seeks To Cause Chaos, Must Be Stopped

Thursday, December 06, 2007

'LOST' - Law of the Seas Treaty

Is a World Government on the Horizon?

Beware the Law of the Seas Treaty Defeat the Law of the Sea Treaty, 11-13-07

Book for Christmas Giving:Understanding the Mystery of the Mass

Culture Wars - Defense

HATE CRIMES BILL DEFEATED! (UNTIL it comes up again...I'm sure.)

WATCH VIDEO: Hannity & Colmes Expose “Folsom Street” Depravities in Pelosi’s District

**Warning-Graphic--Report (from Washington Blade Blog) on the Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth news conference at the National Press Club...'Exposing' the Folsom Street Fair

Christian Bashing: The Last Acceptable Bigotry
New Group to Fight Back Against Anti-Christian Threats

Catholic League: There's a Homosexual Crisis in the Priesthood, Never was a "Pedophilia" Crisis

Protestant schools decry 'Compass'

How Catholic-bashing became respectable

Golden Compass pulled from Calgary Catholic schools

More schools to pull 'The Golden Compass' (CAN.)

Agency halts ads

Prayers for Holocaust Survivor Anita Dittman

Her book: Trapped in Hitler's Hell

Minnesota Holocaust Survivor Tells Story of Her Survival

Hope in the Midst of Holocaust

A Christmas Story - Germany 1940s

If you'd like to send a card:
Anita Dittman
c/o Lighthouse Trails Publishing
P.O. Box 958
Silverton, Oregon 97381

Feast of St. Nicholas, Bishop

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

No Charges Over Abortion Images in Ga.

Good news!

Is There an ID Chip in Your Future?

You are tagged

They can also locate workers -- medical professionals and nurses -- who are carrying self-powered, or active, tags that pinpoint their whereabouts at any given time.

This is where the technology is entering the second generation of utility. Popular for tracking pets, the RFID is slowly creeping over to humans who have little
: children, Alzheimer's patients, employees.

"The arguments that are winning these days involve safety, efficiency and productivity," said Ian Kerr, Canada research chair in ethics, law and technology at the University of Ottawa law faculty. "The challenge in this era is to employ this kind of technology in a way that isn't dehumanizing."

VeriChip on FOX News TODAY - *Dr. Manny Alvarez<

VeriChip Corporation’s and Digital Angel Corporation’s Self-Contained Implantable RFID Glucose-Sensing Microchip Currently Featured on and is Expected to be Featured on Fox News Channel Today

Dr. Manny Alvarez, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center and health managing editor.

NCReporter - Profiles of five women priests

So...nice of them to share these question...WHY!?

Children's story angers Christians and atheists

Taking on God, again

Priests are happy without wives

Interesting read...CBS reporter

CBS's Hannah Storm Hints at Catholic Faith in Blog Post

Mexico terminally ill law passed

Catholic schism over mobile icons

Cardinal McCarrick & Interreligious Leaders Unite

"Uniting to Protect" National Campaign

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Poll: Catholic education on contraception ethics needs work

Priest who stole from parish sentenced

Catholic Navy chaplain shares story of Iraqi conversion

Planned Health Center for Baltimore

Partnership to offer health coverage for immigrants

Question: What about the Catholic U.S. citizens without healthcare?

Mahony assaulted near L.A.'s cathedral

'My lack of faith stopped me being accepted'

File this one under....head shaking in wonder...

Catholic Church’s Coloring and Comic Books Take Aim at Sexual Abuse

Using the poor angels in coloring books to teach children this?! When will it ever end?! GOD HELP US!

In one page of the coloring book — for students in the first through fifth grades — a smiling angel tells an altar boy who is putting on a vestment: “For safety’s sake, a child and an adult shouldn’t be alone in a closed room together. If a child and an adult happen to be alone, someone should know where they are and the door should be open or have a big window in it.”


In an interview today, Dr. Eli H. Newberger, a pediatrician at Harvard Medical School and a leading expert on child sexual abuse, warned in an interview that young children may misinterpret well-intended messages.

“With regard to kids, any such simple message as, ‘Don’t be alone with an adult in the room,’ is susceptible to multiple interpretations children are going to place on it given their age, their previous experience with caring adults and with the person and the medium from whom the message comes,” he said.

EXACTLY...And now we (adults) have placed the burden on children to react to these situations and make a correction!!!! They're not old enough to do this! It's our job NOT theirs! We're the adults!

Catholic coloring book warns US kids of pedophile priests

Honey Treats Coughs Better Than Drugs

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Really!...please listen to this interview! (53 min.-download -right click 'save as target')

Speech on youtube too.

And let's not forget about last week's incident in GA! - >Abortion foes say banners to return to Gwinnett

More on the "Rethink Conference"

More speakers

Rethink Co-Founder and Church Communication Network (CCN) CEO Bill Dallas states, "The Crystal Cathedral and Church Communication Network remain united in our association, our commitment to the truth of God's Word, our passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and our groundbreaking approach to conferencing excellence. Despite the criticism and detractors, we are not dissuaded from our goal: to harvest the very best perspectives, discoveries, strategies and action plans to empower people to reach their greatest level of service… even if those elements come from some unexpected sources."


Friday, November 30, 2007

VeriChip/Digital Angel Corp. - For Fisherman? - "MOB" - "Man Over Board"

Digital Angel Corporation Receives Long-Term Contract to Supply Rescue Systems

British Clergy Say Blair Must Renounce Anti-Life, Anti-Family Views Before Becoming Cath.

“SPE SALVI facti sumus"

Our Holy Father Benedict XVI's newest encyclical....

Thank and praise YOU FATHER, thank and praise YOU JESUS, thank and praise YOU HOLY SPIRIT!!!!

Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

And on this feast day...St. Andrew - the 1st of Peter....Let's get out there - TEACH/EVANGELIZE- (watch/listen to Fr. Pacwa-EWTN LIVE Martha Fernandez-Sardina)

Pay attention to what's happening in our world...most especially in entertainment. When it would be so easy to say during this beginning of our holiday season..."Come on kids lets go see a movie...what movie do you want to see?" Please investigate what's out there and notice how it's being marketed to your children and you! Notice the marketing scheme taking place through kid meals, toys, books....etc.

Have you seen the movie trailer of "The Golden Compass"? Have you heard the dialog? 'They' use this title of a dark villain- "institutional villain, the Magisterium" - as a key role to defeat! Do you get that? Magisterium...doesn't take an anvil to fall outta the sky and hit me over the head to understand what's going on! But, see, this is the hook....most Catholics have been poorly catechised and don't know the connection or the meaning of Magisterium...and that's how the enemy works. HELLO!

Please don't HELP him! Learn about your faith. Tradition and Living Magisterium

It's ALL right here on the internet and available for all to be fed (and protected). When you feed your soul you protect yourself from the weaknesses/openings that the enemy wants to use to manipulate, monopolize, and capitalize on for his advantage.

"The Golden Compass" Reviews:

The USCCB's "unfortunate" review of "The Golden Compass"

Book Review: His Dark Materials Triology

ZENIT - What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass"

Pied Piper of Atheism: Philip Pullman and Children's Fantasy

'Take' the "Advent Challenge" - from Fr. Euteneuer

"Here is my Advent challenge: pray every day during Advent, and you will be treated to a Christmas in which you “see” Christ like never before."

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Best Media File Converter!!!

Scratch the one I had posted last week..."Switch"....

Especially for EWTN'S audio library files (real audio-ra. files)

Satirical? - NOT! - Attacks Against Christianity

Huggable urns and coffin candy for 'Kitschmas'

Work-place Issues

Devilish behavior rising at work, employees say

Teacher convicted in teddy bear case

Video: Ron Paul Answers Question About NAU

Evangelical megachurch gives Hillary warm welcome

Candidates Split on Pro-Gay Book for 2nd Graders

Scots Church responds to 'pro-abortion' survey findings

Plan to Turn Anti-Christian Books into Super-Series after "Golden Compass" Released

US Catholic Parish set to "Publicly Bless the Relationship of Same-Sex Couples"

Miracles Everyday!

Driver's quick thinking prevents head-on crash on GG Bridge

Pregnancy and Cancer: Two Lives at Risk

"The dark hair covering Isabella's tiny head was evidence that her mother's chemotherapy did not affect the baby's development."

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Roberts Says God Forced His Resignation

Catholic proportion of Irish population falling

Catholic hospital in Britain instates pro-life ethics code

"Teen Life" Priest - Monsignor Dale Fushek - Trouble!

Diocese considering action against indicted priest

"Father Dale" Fallout

Former colleague declines to endorse Fushek

Priest leads service despite sex-case suspension

Fushek and Mark Dippre, a former Catholic priest, launched the Praise and Worship Center with a mailing address in Chandler and led a non-denominational service at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel in downtown Mesa.

From the MEMRI BLOG:

New MEMRI Inquiry & Analysis: Iran's Response to Western Warnings: "First Strike," "Preemptive Attack," "Long-Range Ballistic Missiles," "Asymmetric [Guerilla] Warfare"

Georgia Cops Impound Anti-Abortion Billboard Truck, Jail Driver

Prayers and action needed!

Stephanopoulos and Schiavo: Adding Insult To Injury

VeriChip: Be aware!

(FOX NEWS-health managing editor -Dr. Manny Alverz to SPEAK at event!)

"Blaming a news story" (scroll down)

VeriChip is trying to fix the Verimed problems. It continues to sign up more hospitals and give them scanners to read the implanted chips. It plans a consumer advertising campaign in parts of Massachusetts, Florida and New Jersey where many of the 900 hospitals equipped with scanners are in the hopes more people will buy the chips. There is a chance that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey might cover the implantable chips. Finally, VeriChip is negotiating with Applied Digital, its Florida parent, on reducing debt and its control position below 50 per cent.

News Roundup: The Annapolis Meeting

Rabbis warn Bush: Annapolis will bring destruction to US

The Shadow That Covered Annapolis

Arabs doubt Annapolis conference will bring peace

Rice Pledges Urgent Annapolis Agreement Follow-Up

Analysis: Going for broke

Annapolis - the un-Madrid

Iranian President: Annapolis a Failure

Palestinians see Israel as winner in Annapolis

Another interesting read....

War, Peace and Religion
"Religion is becoming the most powerful force in international relations."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Anglicans Turning Catholic

From the time of England’s break from Rome in the 16th century, the British Monarch has been the titular head of the church, heading an ecclesiastical structure entirely separate from the pope-centered Roman Catholicism that has dominated continental history. The Act of Settlement, passed in 1701 and still in effect, preserves this independence by requiring that the person assuming the throne be Anglican and specifically excluding a Catholic or anyone who has married a Catholic. The present queen, when she was crowned in 1953, swore an oath “to maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed religion established by law.”

Upholding this oath factors heavily in Britain’s independence from Europe because, since the pope claims authority over all Roman Catholics, a Catholic British monarch would owe primary allegiance to Rome over and above that owed the British crown.


The Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC):

From its beginning, the tac has had a spiritual affinity with Roman Catholics. Shortly after it formed, it began informal consultations with the Vatican on how to gain formal recognition as part of the Catholic Church. The primate of the group, Archbishop John Hepworth, has said, “We have no doctrinal difference with Rome.”

This is quite a stunning statement coming from an Anglican archbishop. Set aside the many smaller differences the Protestant Reformed religion traditionally has with Roman Catholicism, and still there remains a very large elephant in the middle of the room: government.


Authority within the Roman Catholic Church, by stark contrast, emanates from one man, traditionally called “the Vicar of Christ,” the one and only “Successor of the Prince of the Apostles”—the pope.

The tac is willing to swallow that pill. Archbishop Hepworth says, “Unity with Peter is a biblical imperative,” referring to the pope’s claim to be the rightful successor to the Apostle Peter. “What is important, and we are having to learn as a community,” he says, “is to ask not what we think, but what the church says, and five centuries of bad habits are going to die hard.”


For half a century, Herbert W. Armstrong served as editor in chief of what was, during its apex in the 1980s, the world’s most popular newsmagazine, the Plain Truth. Its pages often prophesied of an event that for decades many considered an impossibility—the unification of Protestants with their Roman Catholic mother church. Mr. Armstrong foretold the event as far back as 1934, the year the magazine began.

A sample, from the October 1961 Plain Truth edition: “The pope will step in as the supreme unifying authority—the only one that can finally unite the differing nations of Europe. …Europe will go Roman Catholic! Protestantism will be absorbed into the ‘mother’ church—and totally abolished.”

It is because of statements such as these that the Trumpet, which follows the Plain Truth’s pattern of Bible-based news analysis, has closely watched efforts by religious leaders to bring Protestant churches back into communion with the Vatican. These latest moves among Anglicans fit the mold in an astonishing way.

Iran's Secret Weapon: The Pope

Palestinian leader: Give me Jerusalem

Bush's Annapolis announcement

New peace drive

WorldNetDaily: Annapolis insanity

American Thinker: No More Middle East Peace Charades, Please

Israelis, Palestinians to hold biweekly talks from Dec. 12

A Divided Jerusalem - 11.26.07

World Leaders Gather In Annapolis To Discuss The Fate Of Jerusalem

Israel rattled by third quake this week

World Tribune — Geologist's prophecy: Holy Land overdue for a major earthquake

ON TAPE: U.S. Priest Blasts Vat. Cardinal & Archbishop over Homosexuality During Homily

Did US Bishops Punish Archbishop Burke at Annual Meeting?

Monday, November 26, 2007

SW FLA: Retired bishop announces plans to become Roman Catholic

And Watch the Journey Home tonight!
Marcus' guests at 'the round table' are former atheists - it should be a very informative show.

Pentecostalism & The Catholic Church: A Critical Review

Rise of Pentecostalism Spurs Call for Catholic 'Self-Examination'

Resistance to Latin Mass liberalization is disobedient and proud, says bishop

Archbishop Ranjith said that, in these dissents, “there hide, on the one hand, ideological prejudices and, on the other hand, pride, which is one of the most serious sins.”

“The bishops, in particular, have sworn fidelity to the pontiff; may they be coherent and faithful to their commitment,” he said.

Arcbishop Nienstedt: "Four points on the church's teaching about homosexuality"

Thanksgiving Feast Under a Microscope

Wired Puts Your Thanksgiving Feast Under a Microscope


VeriChip Corporation to Present at ID World International Congress on November 28

Vatican to accept Muslim dialogue call soon

Mexico City cathedral reopens after rowdy Mass

PRAYER NEED: Annapolis, MD

Pray for success of Annapolis conference, Pope urges

'Syria gauging US commitment to peace'

The Road to Annapolis

As Israelis, Palestinians head to Annapolis, Syrians sign up

Analysis: Risks Are Great at Annapolis Conference

Boy Scouts

Philadelphia Sets Deadline for Boy Scouts to Renounce Anti-Gay

Thursday, November 22, 2007

From Fr. Mark: Holy Mass: Our Great Thanksgiving

There is a profound Catholic significance in celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday on a Thursday, the day of the Eucharist. The Gospel we heard draws us into the Cenacle; liturgically, today is not merely Thanksgiving Day, the last Thursday of November. It becomes for us Holy Thursday. It is the hour of Christ’s Mystical Supper with His disciples. Christ is at table and we are there with Him.

Our Lord speaks to us; He gives us the mysteries of His Body and Blood. He calls us to fruitfulness, to the fruitfulness of sacrificial love. Thanksgiving and fruitfulness are inseparably bound up. Those who are thankful will be fruitful. Those who are fruitful will be thankful. “I chose you,” says Jesus, “and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide” (Jn 15:16).




Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From Fr. Mark at Vultus Christi

New archbishop continues high-profile advocacy against abortion


Vatican official: Abuse of norms contributed to Tridentine decision

Pope revives Gregorian chant

Latin mass draws interest after restrictions eased

Physicians in medical practice install St.Gianna Molla relics

'Sambi criticism of Knesset was his own'

Fairbanks diocese considers filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Catholic Church anxious about Hollywood film on Christ

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


"Microchip-Induced Tumors in Laboratory Rodents and Dogs: A Review of the Literature 1990–2006"

Amnesty International's newfound abortion advocacy continues to be disputed

The Bishops’ Challenge

Prayers for Priests

Priests 'vulnerable to attacks'

Why the Pope is right to purge modern music

Church Linkages OK'd

Did Catholic Archbishop Lose Internal Vote Over Abortion Communion Debate?

BEWARE: Defense of "The Golden Compass"

Catholic Author and Religion Scholar Defends Major Motion Picture Against Catholic League Claims

Catholic author and religion scholar Donna Freitas (Boston University).
Her blog.

Pullman Interview

Prayers for Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Minneapolis Archbishop Condemned for Giving Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

The Politics of Life

'Rentapriest' comments on Fr. Francis Stone's situation

'Offering advice'...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

American Life League Leader Questions Usefullness of US Bishops' Document


Russian Couple Flees to Britain to Save Their Unborn Quintuplets from Abortion

Cyclone death toll passes 2,200

Russia, U.S. lead in abortion

Detective 'certain' Madeleine is alive

Pensioners' organs used in transplants

Rights for human eggs could be a ballot question in CO.

New laws to pave way fpr 'CLONED' BABIES

Venezuelan President Chavez Warns of Higher Gas Prices if U.S. Strikes Iran

A "House" case/storyline...AND PRAYERS NEEDED!

Tree man: I want to live to see grandchildren

Tree man 'who grew roots' may be cured

More VIDEO - Dr.'s Diagnostics

Theory of 'everything'--Whoa!

Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything

VeriChip News

VeriChip, Digital Angel To Disclose Additional Details On Implantable RFID Glucose-Sensing Microchip For Humans - Quick Facts [CHIP]

Touting their product in the 'big city' of N.Y.!

VeriChip Corporation and Digital Angel Corporation to Disclose Additional Details on Implantable RFID Glucose-Sensing Microchip for Humans on December 4th and 5th in New York

'On the road'
Digital Angel Corporation to Hold Virtual Investor Road Show for All Interested Investors

Mr. Edelstein said, “We believe the merger with Applied Digital will open the door for increased institutional investment in the combined company by removing the obstacles that have previously dissuaded these investors from buying Digital Angel stock. By no longer having a majority owner of Digital Angel, which caused an overhang on our stock, we believe investors will again focus on the value and growth potential of our businesses. This online road show is accessible to all interested investors.”

Digital Angel Receives Over $600,000 Order From USDA For National Animal ID System

Digital Angel Corporation Remotely Tracks the Ponies

In Europe
Other Animals

Cat Apparently Hitches From NJ to Ga.

Microchip leads to reunion with dog

Vanessa Williams, pet lover

Microchip Clinic

God is not nice

Niceness, at least as it is normally conceived, seeks to avoid pain at all costs. It not only avoids pain, but even the hint of discomfort. Niceness is the highest moral expression of bourgeois society, a society that sees comfort and ease as the highest goods. And modern society is bourgeois in the highest degree. It is unguent-soaked, padded, temperature-controlled, luxuriant, tidy, well-groomed; it is mediocre par excellence. It is no surprise, then, that modern society values niceness so highly. To be nice is to be non-judgmental, pliant, stroking, and affirming. It allows for no negativity, for negativity is uncomfortable.

"Unsolicited advice"

Los Angeles Times offers pointers to Benedict XVI on his 2008 visit
to U.S., advises pontiff don’t “side with the hard-liners”

Boston, Democrats, & Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Cardinal's criticism is met with silence by Democrats

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Exorcism: Father Jose Antonio Fortea in US: St. Louis

Text:In Good Faith - Cast Out Demons And Fr. Fortea's blog: blog del padre Fortea

Video Interview 1 - on Interviewing Fr. Fortea

Video Interview 2 - on Interviewing Fr. Fortea

Costa removed from priesthood (Springfield, ILL. Diocese)

Hot Springs Village parish opens new columbarium

I don't understand why this is being allowed...very puzzling. If interment is on church grounds/diocesan property...what happens if the church is closed?

Vatican envoy warns of worsening Israel ties

Prayers of Reparation & SPI

V/T to †Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam† - "Sister" Roma Shocked at FCC

Prayers of Reparation

Vandals Strike Hardin, Ill., Catholic Church

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.

Friday, November 16, 2007

'SWITCH' - Download Audio Converter!

V/T to Per Christum for their recommendation.

You know it's hard to download some audio files (i.e. rm / ra / ram+ ,mwv,) to play on a mp3 player without a converter. I'm so very excited to find this-'SWITCH'. It's FREE too! Yea!

From NewsBusters....

CNN Misleads on Catholic Bishops’ Abortion Views, Quotes Only Liberal Dissenters

Feast of St. Gertrude the Great

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of Love. You are my refuge and my sanctuary. O my adorable and loving Savior, consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed. Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love. Let my heart be united with Yours. Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things. May Your Will be the rule of all my desires and actions. Amen. Saint Gertrude

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

Our Lord told St. Gertrude that the following prayer would release 1000 souls from purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners as well.

What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass"

Why a liberal Catholic is embarrassed

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

UPDATE II : St. Louis "Ordination"

Archbishop moves to penalize two "Womenpriests"

Ordination at CRC stirs controversy

Archbishop Burke places interdict upon women who underwent"ordination" ceremony

Ordained women summoned by Burke

WABAC: How to cover a priestess story

UPDATE: It's OFFICAL - NRLC Endorses Thompson


Statement By Dr. Franz, NRLC President

Statement By Karen Cross, NRL PAC Director

REDSTATE: What you should know about Fred's NRLC endorsement (with highlights!!)

NCReporter:John Allen, Jr. on the USCCB Fall '07 Meeting

V/T to Fr. Z for this doozy and thank you Mr. Allen for your AWESOME and accurate reporting on the meeting...USCCB Day One: 'It's the Devil, stupid!'---unbelievable! Wait til you read this one!

Prayers of Reparation

Catholic Church Vandalism Suspects Arrested (incident occurred a yr. ago)

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.

Catholic Bishops' Crucifixes Not Welcome at the Wall

This is interesting...

I went over to MS.Magazine online to look at this article...Women Hold Catholic Ordination Ceremony and found it hacked - by "Defaced By KingHackTeam Owned SysTem ßy Scorpion__King ! Turkish Defacer!!"



Presidential Address, November 2007 Genenral Meeting
Most Reverend William S. Skylstad
Presidential AddressGeneral Meeting
November 12, 2007

All our prayers are for GOD'S WILL to be done...we pray and get outta-the-way....


Today, Americans often have an image of leadership that equates it to power. We often hear calls in society for strong and decisive leadership. At the same time, however, there is resentment toward those who seem to “lord it over” others—who use power and influence in a manner that conflicts with the strong current of individualism that characterizes our time and place. Still, the power of leadership is both a reality and a necessity.

And so, the questions for us as Bishops are these: What is the nature of our leadership and authority, and how do we exercise it? To answer, we must look to the true model of leadership: that of Jesus of Nazareth. And we must ask: how did Jesus lead? How did he use his authority? For us as Bishops, a deep and Christ-like vision of leadership must be at the heart of our service. Christ has called us, as successors of the Apostles, to be his voice in our time. And our time needs to hear the voice of Christ. The Old Testament reminds us of a basic truth: without a vision the people will perish (see Proverbs 29:18). That vision is Christ’s. It is carried by the Church; and we, like Jeremiah, must cry out and not hold back. Indeed at a time like this it should be all so clear to us: We cannot shrink from our calling to be shepherds, to be leaders.

Of course the source of Christ’s power, and its goal as well, was simply this: Truth. The ultimate basis of all truth, of all understanding, rests in God himself. As Christ made it his mission to show us his Father, to teach us to seek the will of his Father, we cannot in fidelity to him renounce or weaken our proclamation of the truth. In our day, that truth is so often related to questions of the moral life. For that reason, we need to continue to speak out and teach our people joyfully to embrace life, to incorporate fully the Church’s vision about chastity and the nature of marriage, and to understand the humanly and spiritually corrosive results of the contraceptive mentality and lifestyle. As shepherds, we will continue to be clear about the fundamental injustice of abortion and of sacrificing sacred human lives at their earliest moments for the sake of progress in medicine and science, or for convenience. We are in a position to speak to those issues not only because our theology holds God’s truth, but also because our contributions to health and to the relief of suffering, by means of our Catholic institutions, are second to none.


As shepherds, we must continue to move minds and hearts to care for those who are needy and disadvantaged. We will continue to speak that truth to all our elected leaders, and to those whose policies affect our society and our world, which so longs for justice and equity.

But even as the basis of our leadership is the moral and doctrinal truth for salvation given by Christ, our leadership is shaped by Christ in a further way. That is, he “did not regard equality with God [as] something to be grasped”; he took on the form of a slave (Philippians 2:6-7). He came among us and lived with us in a way that proclaimed the truth, but he did so first and foremost by example. Without compromise, Christ reached out with love and patience. But his leadership was not one that measured success moment to moment. It was a service, summarized by the magnificence of the washing of the feet, of the prayer for unity, and of submission of himself to the Cross for us, in accordance with the will of his Father. Few in our climate today would see that as a successful form of leadership. But with the eyes of faith, and not of the world, it is precisely that. And that is the model we are called to emulate.


Living out such humility does seem paradoxical to many. Consider, for example, the stories that were reported recently, when Mother Teresa’s autobiography was published. Here was a person who exercised leadership in a very real way in our Church and our world, even if that leadership is essentially different from what we have been called to. Her leadership was one based in a fundamental and visible humility that challenged, but also attracted, our world. Still, some people were shocked—perhaps even scandalized—by her memoirs. They revealed that, as with many of the greatest of saints, her humility was not only lived externally. It was a deep spiritual reality. God, it seems, gave her periods of dryness during which he hid his face from her.

The example of Mother Teresa should cause us to reflect as Bishops. What is the state of our souls? Our leadership must be rooted in the humility of a life of prayer, every day and before the Eucharist. It must embrace Christ in the humbleness of the Sacrament of Penance. Our leadership as shepherds will never be authentic if our souls are not one with Christ the shepherd. The words of Mother Teresa herself are fit for our own meditation as Bishops in service to the God’s people: “It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.”

Child abuse in church found to mirror society

When It Comes to Defending the Faith, There is No 'Plan B' (Judie Brown)

Newly Elected of USCCB:
Pres. Cardinal George- Chicago,IL
Vice-Pres. Bishop Gerald Kincanas- Tucson, AZ

And our prayers continue...COME, HOLY SPIRIT COME!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thompson to Be Endorsed by Right to Life

An announcement from National Right to Life is expected tomorrow (Tues. 11/13/07). This should be interesting...and it's only Monday!
Whew, I'm already worn out.

And I don't know the outcome of this situation: Protest over Robertson

Continued Reaction to Robertson/Guiliani endorsement:
Giuliani better off without Robertson Even in a world that creates strange bedfellows, Pat Robertson's endorsement last week of Rudolph W. Giuliani for president is bizarre.

Kathleen Parker: What's God got to do with the election?

US Social Conservatives Continue Criticism of Robertson's

CTA-Call to Action co-presidents outline successes

Call to Action gets back to its roots, tackling racism

CTA photos - Call to Action, Sunday 2007

Mass? Nah. Altar? Nah.

This one looks like someone from a comic book- hero.

I believe that their 'numbers' are dwindling...try to look at the group pictures(seated). It's pretty dark in the background; it would probably be lit-up if there were more people attending this conference. Interesting.

USCCB Meeting - This week in Baltimore

Please pray that while they meet that they be inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT, that they hear and answer OUR LORD- faithful only to HIM, and that they work together to do the ORDAINING WILL OF THE FATHER.

We ask all this in HIS NAME JESUS CHRIST, by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, and by the WILL OF GOD THE FATHER! AMEN.

News Round-up

Bishops turn away group critical of Lincoln Diocese (CTA)

A group critical of the Lincoln Catholic diocese for not participating in a sex abuse survey says it was turned away when it tried to hand-deliver petitions to bishops meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

The group Call to Action instead planned to sneak the petitions into the hotel where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is gathered.

Bishops Weigh Guidelines for Catholic Voters

Catholic Bishops Vote This Week on Pro-Life Election 2008 Document

Musicam Sacram

COMMENTARY: US Bishops Gather. Faithful Pray for Clarity

Pope to visit Washington and New York in April

UPDATE: St. Louis 'Ordination'

Cheering crowd attends disputed ordination of two women as priests

Controversial Ceremony Ordains Women Priests (pics.)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

PR from Rainbow Sash - USCCB

Is the Church really this blind?

Evangelicals' Issue: Radical Islam

Finger-tapping on the way to Annapolis

To Pat Robertson, Rudy Giuliani is the Lesser of Two Evils

That question will be put to Pat Robertson, not Rudy Giuliani, because Rudy is not changing his position. Pat Robertson, on the other hand, is making a 180-degree turn from his vehement opposition to Rudy’s stand on the moral issues.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Robertson answers those inevitable questions.

Ditto, on that statement.

And yes it shall be interesting.

USCCB Meeting:Elections:George may lead bishops

UPDATE:Roman Catholic Priest’s resigning angers Baltimore area residents

Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien IS 'cleaning'! YEA! YEA GOD! (you can always tell when momma is cleaning too...all the kids start complaining that they have to pick-up their bedrooms...wahhhh!)

Archbishop Niederauer's apology rings false