Saturday, March 03, 2007
Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, 78, who retired as Archbishop of Bologna three years ago, quoted Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900), the Russian philosopher and mystic, as predicting that the Antichrist “will convoke an ecumenical council and seek the consensus of all the Christian confessions”.
Unfortunately, I believe it's happened! Just look around...even in your own community and parish. Have you sat in on a 'parish council' meeting lately?
And unfortunately the Roman Catholic Church is a member too!
'The disclaimer'-"Ecumenical links is maintained by the World Council of Churches as a service to the ecumenical community. These links are to sites outside of the WCC site. The contents of the sites listed here do not necessarily reflect the position or interests of the Council. Rather, we hope they are useful tools in making global connections and accessing information."
So, Cardinal Biffi did you just do something?
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 do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
(Billy Graham association w/WCC)
And familarize yourself with 'businesses' such as this one Natural Step--as this company was used by the Sisters of Mercy(see hospitals-another big business)... they're getting big bucks from all over the place. (They're working so hard to get US ALL on 'their page')
You'd better read the entire article!!! FIRST-PLEASE PRAY!
Come Holy Spirit...Come...Come by the means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary your well beloved Spouse.
That began to change in 1989, with the emergence of new initiatives such as The Natural Step — an easily understood, scientifically-based framework for sustainability developed by Swedish medical doctor and cancer researcher Dr. Karl Henrik Robert and other scientists through an extensive consensus process.
Robert’s work began with a dream, literally. In 1989, Robert was struggling to address the surging cancer rates he observed among young children in Sweden and read about in reports from around the world. His research and that of others led him to believe that the one percent a year increases in rates of certain childhood cancers were tied to environmental factors, not lifestyle. He had to explain to parents that their children were dying from what we are doing to the planet.
Robert was frustrated by the scientific community’s endless debate about the causes of the problem. As he says, "The scientists were like monkeys chattering about the leaves of a tree, while the tree was dying. We had to get at the trunk and roots to discover the core principles for addressing the problem."
As Robert struggled with the problem, it began to invade his sleep. Night after night, he had dreams of a beautiful woman, a temptress. And then one night she turned into a witch that clawed and attacked him.
Robert tried to understand its significance. He turned to his wife Rigmor, a professional therapist, who interpreted the dream to mean that he was not acting on his desires to build consensus and start an environmental organization. With this clarity, Robert was inspired to begin a bold quest for science’s seeming Holy Grail — a set of principles for planetary sustainability upon which leading scientists could agree. He distributed a paper for comment from fellow researchers. Comments came back ripping up the ideas presented. Robert thanked them for their comments and simply asked what suggestions they had for improving the paper. He initiated a process by which he incorporated suggestions and continually sent the document back out.
The Natural Step (TNS, or in Swedish, Det Naturaliga Steget) was officially launched in 1989 with a nationally broadcast television show featuring Robert with Sweden’s leading musicians, artists, and cultural leaders. This was soon followed by an eco-train, which stopped in cities and towns from one end of Sweden to the other and carried educational exhibits on sustainability sponsored by corporations.
As my former 1st grade teacher (Sister of Mercy)...so eloquently stated "The train has already left the station..." ! LORD HAVE MERCY!
Diaprax is a truth-silencing technique that covertly promotes humanist ideals and a reciprocating brotherly love known in the Greek as 'phileo' through imagery (arts/media) and conversation (opinion/dialog) at the expense of the more Godly, obedient, self-sacrificing, truthful and unworldly 'love-your-enemy' kind of love called 'agape' – the kind of love that drove the Apostle Paul to speak the bitter truth about sinful man from the chains of a dark and lonely prison; the kind of love that caused Stephen to cry out: "lay not this sin to their charge" as the angry crowd stoned him to death for his cutting words of conviction; and what moved the Lord Jesus Himself to say as He hung on a cross for the sins of the world: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
In Educating for the New World Order by Bev Eakman, the reader finds reference upon reference for the need to preserve the illusion that there is "Lay, or community, participation in the decisionmaking process), while in fact lay citizens are being squeezed out."
U.S. regulators detail how a potential donor was given huge doses of sedatives and painkillers as six people watched.
Police and the state medical board are now investigating whether the transplant surgeon brought in to retrieve Navarro's organs attempted to hasten the patient's death by ordering him pumped full of massive amounts of narcotic painkillers and sedatives. If true, the allegation would constitute a grave breach of the nation's transplant rules.
In a stark recounting, federal regulators detailed how at least six people in the room, including Navarro's treating doctor, stood by without intervening, even though some later said they were disturbed by the actions of the surgeon and a nurse administering the drugs. The regulators from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have been looking into the hospital's role in the case.
The amounts of the painkiller morphine and the sedative Ativan that the report says were given to Navarro were "between 10 and 20 times a usual dose of these drugs," said Dr. Philip S. Barie, president-elect of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, who was not involved in the preparation of the document."I don't think I've ever given doses of either drug in that amount," said Barie, professor of surgery and public health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.
The Next Reagan?
(I didn't know this one about - John Roberts)
Fred Thompson has been consistently conservative on social policy and provided critical help in getting John Roberts confirmed as Chief Justice.
More...Run, Fred, Run, & Law and Order: White House?
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Pope Cites 3 Weapons to Combat Evil
Promotes Lenten Charity, Prayer and Fasting
Works of charity, prayer and fasting are spiritual weapons to combat evil, Benedict XVI said during Mass on Ash Wednesday.
The Pope † The Witch
The Catholic Spirit: ‘Pope and Witch’ draws Catholic protests
University of Minnesota theater director Robert Rosen said he chose to stage “The Pope and the Witch” for its political message and physical style. Rosen, who is not Catholic, said he is not surprised by the strong reaction; however, he does not see the play as an attack on the Catholic faith.
“Some people will disagree with the message and still others with the means with which the message is conveyed,” Rosen wrote in a statement on the university’s Web site. “Students of theater must learn to use their art form to express their views of the world in which they live.”
Rosen, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, said he has received about 2,000 letters, including some threats that have raised security concerns, from people who object to the play.
Many of the play’s critics, Rosen believes, have not read the script, which, he stresses, is a “fantasy.”
Rosen said he changed parts of the play to make it more contemporary and to remove any inferences to the late Pope John Paul II. However, Rosen views the controversy as positive.
“It’s a great thing to question authority,” Rosen said. “It’s a great thing to question ourselves. If we ever stop doing that, I think we’ll be in trouble.”
Updating an Old Way to Leave the Baby on the Doorstep
In the Middle Ages, new mothers in Rome could abandon their unwanted babies in a “foundling wheel” — a revolving wooden barrel lodged in a wall, often in a convent, that allowed women to deposit their offspring without being seen.
Now a Rome hospital, the Casilino Polyclinic, has introduced a technologically advanced version of the foundling wheel — not at all a wheel but very much like an A.T.M. booth. For the first time a new mother left her baby there on Saturday night, and on Monday the child, a boy about 3 months old, was doing well, said Dr. Piermichele Paolillo, who directs the neonatal unit at the hospital.
As in bygone days, it is possible for a woman to leave a baby without being seen, but the moment the child is abandoned an alarm goes off in the hospital’s emergency room, ensuring that the baby receives immediate first aid from a team of specialists.
“This is the foundling wheel of the third millennium,” Dr. Paolillo said. “It’s still a simple idea, but now it’s part of a neonatal intensive care unit, not a convent.”
Rome is not alone in the initiative. Modern foundling wheels have made a comeback in various places in Europe in recent decades, particularly in Germany. Switzerland, the Czech Republic and other European countries also have drop-off points for unwanted newborns.
Monday, February 26, 2007
But neighbors of the Marine base here have been reduced to just that after a strong radio signal coming from the facility began neutralizing remote-control openers.
Residents have had to spend hundreds of dollars on new systems.
"I feel there should be some kind of compensation," said Queen Carroll, who is in her early 70s and was forced to buy a new receiver and remote. "I am a struggling widow, if you will, and I praise the Lord I'm still here, but I am on a budget. When things like this come up totally unexpected, it is very upsetting."
I'd hate to have to fix this problem all the time...calling a repair guy weekly.
I can't understand why the rate keeps going up. Every time I go to my local P.O. either in the a.m. or p.m. (after lunch usually to beat the lunch crowds) there aren't enough workers in the building to work the 'windows'! I then have to shuffle my packages or mail and stand around for 15-20 mins. waiting for an available window/clerk. Now add to the time of waiting in line, the fact that there are now particular P.O.s that offer the applying/filing of passport applications. So, now they'll be burdened with this task and they still won't have filled the need to man all the windows/slots at the counter to assist postal customers. I have first hand of this experience.
So, be prepared (be patient-say a rosary, pray for the souls in purgatory, say the Divine Mercy Chaplet, meditate on a Bible verse,meditate on the face of Christ in your minds-eye) when going to purchase your (new) stamps, as there are others in line trying to do the right thing by following the rules...applying for their passports so they may travel. Oh yeah...one more thing...make sure you have all your required docmentation, correct size of pics. (Rite-Aid, Kinkos, etc. take pics.), and $-check or credit card. You'll help the other customer in line too by being completely prepared!
Life. It's a pilgrimage!
Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site, said the idea fails to
hold up by archaeological standards but makes for profitable television.
"They just want to get money for it," Kloner said.
Stephen Pfann, a biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem who was interviewed in the documentary, said the film's hypothesis holds little weight.
"I don't think that Christians are going to buy into this," Pfann said. "But skeptics, in general, would like to see something that pokes holes into the story that so many people hold dear."