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