Saturday, March 10, 2007

Good News on JPII


Sainthood Exam for John Paul II Ends

Rome Cardinal Camillo Ruini said Saturday he had been informed that completion of work by the diocese on the cause for beatification and sainthood will be marked with a ceremony in St. John's Lateran Basilica on April 2 in the capital. The date is the second anniversary of John Paul's death.

Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved...

From the desire of being extolled...

From the desire of being honored...

From the desire of being praised...

From the desire of being preferred to others...

From the desire of being consulted...

From the desire of being approved...

From the fear of being humiliated...

From the fear of being despised...

From the fear of suffering rebukes...

From the fear of being calumniated...

From the fear of being forgotten...

From the fear of being ridiculed...

From the fear of being wronged...

From the fear of being suspected...

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I...

That, in the opinion of the world,others may increase and I may decrease...

That others may be chosen and I set aside...

That others may be praised and I unnoticed...

That others may be preferred to me in everything...

That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should…

Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

Hannity and Catholicism

Sean's opinion is documented:
Hannity goes for Brokeback
Exploring Fox News anchor Sean Hannity's online dating service, which includes an option for gay men.

And this one...which I actually heard on the radio made me nuts. Mary Jo Anderson's piece-Hannity, you're making me crazy! provided me a little relief in my frustration with Sean. She too had heard Sean and got rid of her frustration by writing this piece. Even that made me feel better-the fact that she was sharing the truths of the Catholic Church. It could have been a lost opportunity for witnessing to GOD'S TRUTH and witnessing to HOLY MOTHER CHURCH'S teachings. Thank you Mary Jo Anderson.

An Open Letter to Sean Hannity

Fr. Euteneuer when asked this question of Sean -Should Sean Hannity Be Denied Communion?
Fr. answered-YES.

Again our baptismal vows require us all to teach the truth in and out of season!

Contact information:
Sean Hannity:

FOX News Channel
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Hannity & Colmes
When contacting the media, please be polite and professional. Express your specific concerns regarding that particular news report or commentary.


Fr. Euteneuer & Sean Hannity

Prayers for Sean Hannity as he went 'toe-toe' with Fr. Euteneuer last night on his tv program Fox News-Hannity/Colmes "Judgement Day" (Video) to refute Fr.'s latest newsletter-"Sean Hannity's Gospel".

It was extremely difficult to watch.

Again, prayers not only for Sean but for all Catholics that have been poorly catechized and of course for those that continue to teach the faith- in season and out--most especially for Fr. Euteneuer as he courageously fights for ALL SOULS!

Prayer of Saint Catherine of Siena to the Precious Blood of Jesus
Precious Blood,Ocean of Divine Mercy:Flow upon us!
Precious Blood,Most pure Offering:Procure us every Grace!
Precious Blood,Hope and Refuge of sinners:Atone for us!
Precious Blood,Delight of holy souls:Draw us! Amen.
Saint Catherine of Siena

Friday, March 09, 2007

Bloggers touched by cancer need our prayers!

Two cancer cases need prayer in the blogosphere: Dom Bettinelli shares that his wife Melanie has recently been diagnosed with uterine cancer here and over at Carrie Tomko's-Still Running Off at the Keyboard Carrie tells of her experiences with breast cancer and chemo therapy.(Scroll down to Thurs. 3-08-07 entry-BREAST CANCER GETS COMPLICATED)

Please offer prayers for both as they struggle with their symptoms, treatment, doctors, nurses, decisions, family, and friends.

I know Dom & Melanie are asking the intercession of Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta since she needs another miracle for the cause of her canonization.

I humbly ask the intercession of Bishop Fulton Sheen for Carrie. May you both be healed in accordance with the will of the FATHER.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

LA Religious Ed. Congress 2007

(on the above link...scroll back upward to see latest files)

LA Religious Ed. Congress & Program Guide (pdf.)

'Chat' with Cardional Mahony...

ess: What are your thoughts on when there is no priest for celebrating the mass? Can a lay person conduct a communion/paraliturgical service?
Cardinal Mahony: It is really hard to substitute any Rite or Service for the full celebration of the Eucharist. Sadly, in some places people don't have a choice.

James: I've read that Pope Benedict is concerned about the liturgy and is about to issue a decree that encourages a more generous use of Latin in the liturgy including the use of the Tridentine rite. Do you support this and will you encourage the use of more traditional forms of worship in the archdiocese if he issues the decree?
Cardinal Mahony: James: of our 5 million Catholics, only a handful are interested in the Latin Mass. I must focus upon the 99% who need a vibrant Mass that includes them in its celebration.

Leonel Martinez: Cardinal Mahony, thank you for providing this forum for discussion. Some have suggested that the American bishops have not followed the wishes of Pope Benedict XVI because they have opted not to uniformly deny communion to Catholic elected officials who support abortion rights. How would you answer them?
Cardinal Mahony: That is not what our Holy Father is asking. Rather, he is asking that everyone who approaches Holy Communion should make sure he/she is living a life worthy of Jesus in this Sacrament. The burden is on the recipient, not on the minister.

Moderator: From Denny: Why can only men become priests, and not women?CardinalMahony: We need to attend Eucharist because we are all members of the Body of Christ, and that Body is incomplete unless we are all there.
Cardinal Mahony: The moderator has better answers than I do to that question!!!

Mary Kennedy: As a lifelong Catholic, whenever I see the media look for commentary on Church issues, they seem to call on Mr. Donohue of the Catholic League. Invariably, Mr. Donohue does far more to engender contempt for the Church than anything that the League purports to protect the Church from. Why doesn't the USCCB publicly disavow this and make sure that the news outlets, when looking for the Church's position, actually call upon those who have authority to speak for the Church, such as the public affairs office of the USCCB?
Cardinal Mahony: Denny: we are following the tradition of the early Church and Jesus' actions. That has become our Tradition for a long time. Cardinal Mahony: Actually, our best spokespersons are knowledgeable Catholics at the local levels of the Church, not national figures. We have excellent such folks here in LA.

Moderator: From Fran at Congress: I've been asked this and I don't know -- Can
Catholics' burial ashes be scattered?
Cardinal Mahony: Fran: normally, we encourage that all of the ashes be in one place for the sake of the family and future generations, but if someone wants to spread their ashes over the sea or forest, well, they do return to their origins. Just don't spread them over Disneyland.

Interview from California Catholic Daily News

Curt Jester's interview (I think the title of it should be the 'wolf interview')

More 'chatting' with Cardinal Mahony ('cat heaven'? oh well....prayers continue!! reparation too!)

NCR-John Allen's take on the event:Musings on 'Brokeback Mountain,' catechesis, secularism and celibacy from Anaheim

VeriChip Posts 4th Quarter & Yearly Results

VeriChip Corporation Announces Financial Results for 2006 Fourth Quarter and Full Year
2006 Record Revenue of $27.3 million, an 11.2% Increase from 2005 Pro Forma Results; 2006 Fourth Quarter Revenue Increased to $7.0 Million
Discussion of Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

VeriChip had a total of 392 medical facilities, approximately 80 of which were protocol adopted, enrolled in the VeriMed Patient Identification System as of December 31, 2006. During the
six-month period from July to December 2006, the Company recorded a 266% increase in the number of medical facilities that enrolled in the VeriMed network.

The Company reached record sales of its infant protection products. These sales were across all of its product platforms and multiple geographies, focused in North America.

Does anyone get this yet? Come on people!

Our Lady of Fatima pray for us!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Never mind the radio- 'marketing blitz'!

Catholic Church Confronts Declining Confessions (Listen-NPR news item)
The Diocese of Washington runs radio ads-'marketing blitz'.

Again, never mind the radio why not teach it from the pulpit FIRST!


A 'chip' off the old block...

VeriChip Corporation Supports Introduction of Personal Health Information Act

VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today its support of the Personal Health Information Act (H.R.6289), introduced by Congressman Patrick Kennedy. The bill proposes to set up a fund to provide financial incentives for physicians who establish interactive electronic personal health records for their patients.

VeriChip believes that the introduction of this bill represents a major milestone in the proliferation of more consistent, accurate personal health records for patients in the United States.

VeriChip further believes that its VeriMed Patient Identification System, consisting of the VeriMed implantable microchip and corresponding patient database, is the appropriate solution for establishing electronic medical records for at-risk patients.

REMINDER ON CONGRESSMAN PATRICK KENNEDY! [yes, son of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.)]

Ensure Privacy to Maximize Benefits of Health Care ITKennedy to introduce personal health records bill

Under the Personalized Health Information Act, physicians would receive $2 for each patient for whom they build a personal health record listing the diagnoses they make and the medicines they prescribe, said Michael Zamore, a policy adviser in Kennedy's office, at
the Health IT Summit sponsored by the eHealth Initiative.

Better building blocks (see box below-A personal health records push)

Rep. Kennedy To Take Another Stab at PHR Bill (required - free registration)

Do you get this?! They get $2.00 for my information? And then I came in early so that they could get this information only to sit waiting longer to see the doctor. Unbelievable!
Oh, while I was 'mining' for information on this bill and it's ramifications, I 'fell' on this one concerning Congressman Patrick Kennedy's state of Rhode Island:

Data breach at Westerly Hospital (RI) (required - free registration)

Authorities are investigating a security breach of Westerly Hospital records after learning that patients’ confidential information was posted on a public Web site, raising concerns of possible identity theft.

No cases of identity theft have been reported so far. The security breach affects 2,242 Westerly Hospital patients whose accounts had some activity — medical, financial, or otherwise — “over a period of a couple of days in January,” said Charles S. Kinney, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer.

“It appears to be a snapshot in time,” he said.

Details of how or when the breach happened were not available yesterday.

“We have our suspicions,” Kinney said.

“But until we know, we are not going to release anything.”It is not known how many of the affected patients are from Rhode Island. Westerly Hospital admits an estimated 5,000 patients per year, and has between 25,000 and 30,000 visits to its emergency room.

The hospital has hired a computer forensics expert, Global Digital Forensics of Dunedin, Fla., to investigate the breach.“I can’t tell you how that information was accessed, whether it was accessed through a subcontractor that we have, because everything we send is encrypted,” Kinney said yesterday afternoon.

As a precaution, Kinney said, the hospital has “cut off access” temporarily to its contractors, such as collection agencies and reference laboratories.

This is the tip of the iceberg! Your medical information will be treated just like a credit report and will determine if you can or will receive medical care.

You may wonder why I continue to post these items, I do so because I have spent a large amount of time in the system, unfortunately hospitalized. I was blessed.
I had insurance and a good support network of Prayer Warriors, family and friends.

Oh what a tangled web we weave,When first we practise to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott