"Borġ in-Nadur apparitions are a series of perceived manifestations of the Virgin Mary by Angelik Caruana, a Birżebbuġa resident. Angelik Caruana has reported the reception of messages from Our Lady since December 2005. The apparitions began taking place at his house and then in January 2006 most of the apparitions began to occur at 'Borġ in-Nadur Hill' where, Our Lady asked him that she wanted to become known world-wide under the title of "Our Lady of Borġ in-Nadur". Angelik describes the apparition as communicating in Maltese, and members of the prayer group that has been formed circulate her messages through newsletters, emails and the official website. Some of the people that gather on the 'Borġ in-Nadur Hill' have also videod Angelik Caruana during his vision and put the videos on YouTube. Angelik has described many messages dealing with the need for spiritual conversion and its relation to physical health.
The case has been reported to the bishop of Malta who has reported the case to the Vatican. The Catholic Church has made no response to the case." from Wiki
Angelik, is a visionary and stigmatist from a small island called Malta who since 21st April 2006 has been seeing the Mother of God to whom she gives her messages. Angelik also suffers the pain of the stigmata. This Video shows how everything started when a statue of the Immaculate Conception wept tears of blood in his house on 23rd January 2006.
As Warner Todd Huston of Right Wing News writes: "Democrat Gary McDowell is running to replace Bart Stupak (D, MI) in Michigan's First District and while he may be hoping he might get the votes of seniors coming to the end of their time here on this mortal coil, he sure seems reticent to give them the medical care they'll need to be around much longer after the election! At a campaign appearance, McDowell agreed with those Obamacare supporters that think giving lifesaving medical care to seniors at end of life is a "resource" that needs to be rationed. McDowell even makes a joke of the issue by saying that those that say end-of-life care should be rationed must be "from a safe district" because the "inconvenient truth" as he sees it is a tough pill to swallow. "
The callousness and total disregard of life is appalling and incredible. But watch for yourself and see how low these people are.
This position is most unethical considering that the human person is more than matter and more than the economic values of his contributions or lack thereof. Furthermore, this position is most unChristian that considers God to be the author and owner of life that not even the person himself has the right to take his life - because it is really not his own. And if the person himself cannot end his life, the government has definitely no say in this matter. Furthermore, in Christian spirituality, even suffering has value. So those with terminal illnesses contribute more to the spiritual upliftment of the human community by uniting their pain with the sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God.
BTW, Sarah Palin was not nuts when she warned us about "death panels"; she was telling the truth and the voices of darkness have been villifying and ridiculing her ever since.
In the case of this Pro-Choice Catholic, this confusion is caused primarily by clerics and religious who confuse Catholics by their actions or lack of fidelity to the church's teachings e.g. Cardinal O'Malley presided over the funeral Mass of Ted Kennedy, the most pro-abortion politician in the country. Sister Carol Keehan endorsed Obamacare that funds abortions with tax monies. And Notre Dame awarded Obama with an honorary degree in law despite his rabid support in denying the unborn their most basic God given right to live. And there's that crazy nun who escorts women in an abortion butcher shop. Bishops still allow pro-abortion politicians to receive Holy Communion despite the explicit prohibition in Canon law. The list sadly goes on and on.
"We thought Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida reached a low point when he falsely accused his opponent of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, and of not loving his country. But now Grayson has lowered the bar even further. He’s using edited video to make his rival appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said.
In a new ad, Grayson accuses his Republican opponent Daniel Webster of being a religious fanatic and dubs him "Taliban Dan." But to make his case, Grayson manipulates a video clip to make it appear Webster was commanding wives to submit to their husbands, quoting a passage in the Bible. Four times, the ad shows Webster saying wives should submit to their husbands. In fact, Webster was cautioning husbands to avoid taking that passage as their own. The unedited quote is: "Don’t pick the ones [Bible verses] that say, ‘She should submit to me.’"
Read details at http://www.factcheck.org/2010/09/rep-grayson-lowers-the-bar/
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On September 23, 2010 the author filmed a public "Meet and Greet" and speech by ex-Governor John Kitzhaber. Approximately 10 minutes into the speech the moderator informs the public not to film. He continues to to film as it is his First Amendment Right. He was assaulted as shown on the video.
Even if I am in a Democrat controlled state, I will still go out and vote because, if every Conservative do the same then we just might turn things around. Besides us, there are moderates and independents who do not approve of how America is deteriorating.
In 1984, the Reagan reelection campaign set the standard for modern political advertising with its fabled "Morning in America" series, which included one of the greatest political ads of all time -- "Better, Prouder, Stronger." The ad captured the zeitgeist -- America under President Reagan was coming back, full of optimism and confidence in the future.
Today, the zeitgeist is exactly the opposite. Americans are worried about their future, and about a government determined to implement policies that just don't work. But like its predecessor, "Mourning in America" offers a new hope -- if we can just get our government to return to time-tested policies that can spark a rebirth of liberty.
Hold our noses if we need to, but the GOP is the only sensible choice to save our country from Socialism, Sharia, the culture of abortion & euthanasia, the culture of graft & corruption, the culture of indolence, dependency & entitlements - in short from Obama.
If the GOP does not respond to the conservatives or even sells out it's soul to pro-aborts, will it be time to form another party? What is the point of voting for a Republican who no longer stands for Conservative ideals?
To have a truce with abortion supporters is like having a truce with the Nazis. They round up the Jewish people, detain them then put them into hard labor. When they're too weak or sick to work, they gas them and burn their remains. But with a truce, one stands idly by saying, "Sorry, but we need to get our finances in order."
To have a truce with abortion supporters is like having a truce with the Klan. They pick up a black man in the dark of night, bind and gag the poor soul as they head into the woods. They stick a burning cross in his front yard while his wife holds his crying children. In the woods, they beat the man and cut him until when they're done, they end it by tying a noose around his neck and pulling him up a tree while he asphyxiates for his last breath. But with a truce, one looks the other way saying, "We have a deficit to lower so, we can't be distracted by lynching right now."
To have a truce with abortion supporters is like having a truce with gang bangers. They ride up to grab a girl, maybe 7 or 8 and push her in the back seat. They pull up an alley and take turns raping her as she cries for her daddy. With a truce, one ignores the shouts and simply closes the window to drown her pleas. Then one pulls down the shade to keep the crime out of sight. With a truce, one talks a little louder stressing, "Our first priority is to control our expenses. That girl's problems is not important right now."
The unborn are people too who are slaughtered daily in the most excruciating way. They are chemically burned or suctioned into pieces. They are cut and pulled apart piece by piece. To have a truce with abortion supporters is to let this carnage continue daily.
It is good that we see Republicans call for this action because, we know who among our party are with distorted morals and values. These people need to be kicked out of the party because they will usher confusion and institutionalize evil and wrong doing within the platform. Pretty soon, people won't have a leg to stand on as they fall for every new compromise to the most horrible crime in our times. Shame on those Republicans.
The policies of President Obama and Congressional Democrats have resulted in 20% of young adults being unable to find work. Seeing the danger these policies pose to our generation, 18-29 year olds are "breaking up" with their decade long romance with the Democratic Party. Find out more at ourtab.org.
You'll read more and more about dying on your terms or with dignity. It is a sales pitch to take your life yourself and some countries are making that legal. For those with no religious vision or spiritual life, this can be a rational decision. Rather than exhaust one's savings in a prolonged suffering, why no cut one's loses with suicide or assisted suicide?
For those blessed with the knowledge of God through faith, suffering is meaningful and a slow painful death becomes a fruitful sacrifice. This is one of the times when Christian have a leg up on everyone else. For one thing, it is much better to be purified in this world than it is to be later. Now, we have a choice to accept the pain with love and make it an offering for our wrong doing, to commute the sufferings of our loved ones, for the conversion of sinners and a host of other reasons. In the after life, we have to be purified and it won't be on our terms.
But purification is a must unless one is already perfect. Since God is perfect, one needs to be a pure as God to enter into union with Him. St. John of the Cross writes about this in his classic, The Dark Night of the Soul. And while God is with us, then there is no pain or anguish that is unbearable. Recall how the martyrs died while mauled and eaten by lions or burned at stakes.
That is why Christians do not disrespect God by killing themselves. Instead, they join the Son of God to suffer again on the Cross in their own way and surrender their lives when the time comes. It is the last act of love for God - to die in God's terms and in God's time. And when that happens, death has lost it's sting - as St. Paul writes.
The voters wanted Socialized healthcare like they want a hole in the head.
And yes the voters elected you all - not to do what you want but to represent their positions.
But, why do I think that you know all that and chose to ignore it?
These guys with degrees - Frs. Jenkins & McBrien, Sr. Keehan know so much just like the devil who may know even more (cfr. angelic knowledge). But information without faith bring disobedience, sin and perdition. Truly intelligent people become humbler the more they know because, they realize how ignorant they were before. Jenkins & Keehan with all their degrees have not really grown.
Women don't have to be priests and bishops to effect positive change in society. If these ladies focused on the liturgy and pastoral tasks, they wouldn't be able to do the good that they have done so far and the good that they are going to do to revive this country into morality, civility, sanity and godliness.
And when push comes to shove, Pamela Gorman can pack the punch.
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London: Terrorist Plot to Kill Pope Benedict XVI During UK Visit ...Sep 17, 2010 ... London: Terrorist Plot to Kill Pope Benedict XVI During UK Visit Foiled, 5 Men of “Arab Origin” Arrested (video) ...
Update 10:12 a.m.: Just two months ago I wrote an awesomely awesome post asking "Is the Pope in Danger." There seems to be good reason to say "Yes Matt he is." If you'll recall an influential Islamic publication called the Pope "evil" and urged Muslims to let their feelings for the Pope be shown. And we all know how radical Muslims let their feelings known. In short, they don't journal about their feelings. They seem to blow things up and kill people.
A pop up warning about malware shows up in the sites from the Catholic Dads network. If you follow the links in the warning, it may point to a certain rpc.blogging.. site If you want to see where that is in your home page, do a right click then select 'view source' on the home page code. Search for that 'rpc.blogging' and you might find it associated with the gadget that lists of blogs of the Catholic Dads. Rather than edit your home page code, it is safer to use the design tab from the dashboard (if you're using blogger) and take out that gadget. It worked for me.
In late May of 2010, Wellesley, Massachusetts public middle school students took a field trip to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center - a controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque run by the Muslim American Society of Bostn. There, the students were separated by gender and the boys were asked to join the Muslim adults in their prayer. Several of the public school boys took part.
"Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2010)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 13 Italy’s foreign minister denounced the anti-Christian attacks in Punjab and Kashmir, India where rioters burned a Christian school and church. The attacks were in response to a burned Quran being left at an Islamic center in East Lansing, Michigan last Saturday. On Sunday, Muslim attackers set fire to the furniture of the church in Malerkotla town, Punjab. The following day, another mob set a Christian school ablaze in Tangmarg village of Kashmir."
More at: http://www.persecution.org/2010/09/15/italian-fm-condemns-anti-christian-attacks-in-india-following-quran-burning/
Meanwhile back at the ranch, "ABC, CBS, NBC ignore vast opposition to Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero, heavily feature pro-mosque spokesman (including Hamas-linked CAIR)"
More at: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/09/abc-cbs-nbc-ignore-vast-opposition-to-islamic-supremacist-mega-mosque-at-ground-zero-heavily-feature.html
Christine O'Donnell is that outsider whom the GOP establishment does not support enthusiastically. This vintage 90s video shows her opposing masturbation. I know that the current administration supports fisting and other intimacies outside marriage as it distributes condoms and fisting kits in the public school system - even to kids as young as 6. So, I find Christine's support for chastity, purity, modesty and decency refreshing and encouraging. It will do more to uplift the morality and character of our youth than what the Obama administration is currently doing - that much is for sure.
If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/09/video-gop-senate-candidate-christine.html
But more than just a nice lady, Christine can win because of the following:
Five Reasons O'Donnell Could Win from Ace of Spades:
"1. Coons could always self-implode. There is a small but nontrivial chance any politician will simply blow up. Odds are maybe 2% of that, but it's somethin'.
2. Coons isn't ideologically suited for Delaware himself. He's called a "bearded Marxist" -- he too may be too extreme for Delaware. Thus, we'd have a Republican too far to the right battling a Democrat too far to the left...
3. Coons may not be a great practical candidate, either. Mike Castle just wins elections -- until now -- so when he entered the race no more experienced Republican challenged him. And, I think, no serious Democrat rose to the challenge, either. Just Coons. (In fact, he was unopposed for the nomination -- apparently no one else wanted it, like O'Donnell versus Biden.) So he's not a superman, either.
4. O'Donnell could actually grow as a candidate. She's got a serious amount of work to do, and I don't know if she can do it. But until now she has been entirely on the defensive against attacks from within her party (which is something that has caused a lot of anger among her supporters). Now she's freed up from the constant defenses to do something besides all that. ...
5. The Red Wave might even be bigger than we thought. Actually, I don't know about this one, because I was already thinking of an even bigger Red Wave than most people were and even my big Red Wave, in my mind at least, wasn't enough to do the trick. But with a little help from Coons, and a little help from herself... who knows."
And she's as sensible as anyone else, contrary to what the lamestream media wants to make her look like.
The GOP thinks that certain Tea Party candidates won't pass muster this November & have cut their loses by not even investing. They'd rather have their regular wheeling and dealing politician and not some starry eyed idealist.
It's up to the people now. What a concept. A government by the people, for the people and of the people.
Also, if we settled with the candidate who is morally compromised, does it really help advance the conservative cause or just give the party another bargaining chip. I guess it is better to take our chances with a possible losing candidate than be sold out by a shoe in.
And besides it ain't over until you know who sings. Pic from Crescat
"President Yudhoyono joins (late) his voice to those who condemned Sunday’s stabbing of Protestant pastor Afian Sihombing. Muslim organisations call for the arrest of fundamentalists who stain the soul of the nation.
This decision probably comes in response to criticism from civil society groups who highlighted how he was slow in reacting to the anti-Christian attack, compared to his government’s speedy and tough response to Rev Terry Jones’ plan to burn the Qur‘an. Online many people voiced similar criticism. “Your move to react over the Qur’an burning issue was highly appreciated, but why don’t you show the same reaction over violence against the Ahmadis and the HBKP?” Burhanuddin Muhtadi wrote."
Meanwhile, no word has come from White House to condemn the assaults on Christians around the world. Instead, US media keeps talking about bigotry against Muslims.
I voted in my first primary today for an underdog named Brian Murphy. He's pro-life. Even if it is just a primary, it has become important because some Republicans are selling out the unborn by supporting abortion. The meme is focus on the economy and have a "truce" on abortion issues. Truce and abortion nuetrality are ways to say they won't fight abortion laws. I suspect Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the US, bought these poor souls to be able to continue their business. With Obamacare in place, there's a lot of money to be made or lost specially with the school girls and tax funded abortions.
I've done my part and my wife is voting tonight. The polls are open until 8.
It's not about Obamacare or taxes. It's do it for me or if not for me, do it for Bieber. That's the Democrat's tactic for November. It's not as lame and mindless as one would think if you're appealing to teens and twenty somethings. The genius of it is personal networks - Facebook friends, My Space friends, relatives, acquaintances, classmates. It is high-touch and high-tech. People who smile at you and LOLs at your posts. Not strangers. Not some frotthing in the mouth conservative (like myself) who rambles on and on about the right to life. It's light, fun and friendly. My point, we need to touch people and ask for votes in a friendly way. It is not enough to be right and righteous. Because no one cares really... until they know that we care about them. So, hey. Vote pro-life for me bud. If not, do it for Bieber. I think he's Republican.
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Folks, I almost died that day when Catholic college graduates chanted in unison Obama's signature line, "Yes we can!" to drown out a protestor. I am afraid that November will be the same and so, I hope we have learned the lessons from Notre Dame. It's not just about principles and righteousness. And it is not about what we know but who we know. I can post about Obama's pro-abortion funding in Obamacare. But it wouldn't matter because my friend whose husband is employed by Democrats think that Sr. Keehan's endorsement of Obamacare makes it neutral like it's minor difference of opinion. So, FYI. We need to pray and then we need to do that personal touch. Blasts of emails and blog posts may not be enough.
Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well..
Here’s how it works:
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.
This is the case in:
United States—Muslim 0..6%
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
This is happening in:
United Kingdom—Muslim 2.7%
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves—along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
The Netherlands—Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago—Muslim 5.8
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
United Arab Emirates—Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’—the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Saudi Arabia—Muslim 100%
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel.—Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’
It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today’s 1..5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.
Source: Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.
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Obama talks about the academic right to build the mosque of triumph over the gravesite of 3000 victims of Islamic terrorism. He then makes comments that it may not be the right thing to do. I guess he's implying that his hands are tied by the Constituiton - that imperfect document that he disregards when it serves his purpose. Is he the president or is he not.
Back in the 70's, the entire 42nd street was filled with smut shops. They had the right to be there, but it is not right. So the politicians wrote laws that caused them to disappear. Where there's a will, there's a way. Obama does not want to block the trophy mosque plain and simple. If he did, he could apply the same pressure that he used on the Florida pastor who planned to burn Q'urans today.
The proof that imam Musri was the one who lied is that he was standing next to the pastor when the pastor said that he had called off the Koran burning because there was an agreement to move the GZ mosque. At no time during the press conference on camera did imam Musri deny what the pastor was saying.
It looks like the NY imam is backing out of the deal and even denying it altogether. If I were to choose who is lying between this Muslim cleric and Rev. Terry Jones, I will say that the Muslim is more likely to lie because it is their practice - taqiyya. This just emphasizes the fact that Muslims cannot be trusted and have no integrity. Nonetheless, a Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas will also hold a Q'uran burning day on 9/11.
Are Muslims permitted to lie? http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/011-taqiyya.htm
Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to "smooth over differences."
There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.
More at http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/011-taqiyya.htm
The imam who wanted to build a mosque at ground 0 has backed down and will move it elsewhere. Because of this, Rev. Terry Jones has decided to not continue with his plans to burn the Q'uran.
The Rev. Terry Jones has been called a complete ass for what he had planned to do. However, in the words of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, "If Samson can slew hundreds of Philistines using the jawbone of an ass, imagine what God can do with a complete ass."
God might have used this obscure and ridiculed pastor to stop one of the greatest affronts on the pitiful victims of 9-11. When the Obama administration disregarded their sensibilities and supported the building of the mosque to commemorate the triumph of Islam on America, the people had nowhere else to turn but God. And God heard the cries of the poor and raised this simple person with an idea that the world scorned as fanatical. And yet, it has been the answer to the prayers of stopping the abomination that would have added insult to the injury of 9/11 - time after time. So, they need to be taken to task for this because, where there's a will, there's a way.
Back in the 70s, the entire 42nd St. is filled with pornographic shops. Now, following Obama's academic defense, those shops have the right to be there. But it is not right even if they had the right. So, the local politicians did something. They made laws that peared down the number of these smut shops until it is practically gone today. Obama could have done the same thing with the mosque that he himself admits may not be the right thing to do. But, he's just talk, copping out to cover himself. In reality, everyone knows that he does not care for the victims of 9/11. Many suspect that he is on the side of the terrorists because, he himself has not spoken with great love for the USA.
The news try to blame themselves now for the attention that this event got. It back fired on them. They wanted to paint those who oppose Islam as nuts but touched off a raw nerve that showed that the protestors are not just 30 people in the boonies. I just did a search in Google on "burning koran quran" & got nearly 10 million hits (9,820,000). When I searched on "ground zero mosque", I got nearly 15 million hits (14,500,000). This is so because burning the Q'uran is one of the few things that Americans still have to protest the desecration of Ground Zero by a mosque of triumph and the fields of blood in PA by a cresent.
Anyone with goodwill can understand how those are offensive; I think some Muslims even agree. The late Pope John Paul II respected feelings like these when he backed off from building a convent at Auswitch just because some Jewish people found it offensive. It may be offensive only in their minds and the Church may have the legal right to do it, but the late Pope, a decent and holy man, respected these and backed down.
A couple of pro-choice Republicans came out unabashedly from the woodworks of NH. Between them and a pro-life Democrat, I'd go with the pro-lifer. Better the devil you know. The Repub has already shown his face as a baby killer. The pro-life Democrat may still be real. Besides life trumps bread anytime.
The Church opposes burning the Koran on 9/11 because it offends Muslims. How about burning a pornographic magazine, the black book of Satanic incantations or instructions on how to make a dirty bomb? I'm sure that will be alright anytime because those cause sin and evil. So, anything that causes evil is OK to destroy. But what if it offends the evil doers? And what if the evil doers hurt us? Perhaps we should just give in and become Muslims, Satanists, sex addicts and bomb makers.
People say we should turn the other cheek on 9/11. We have. "Turning the other cheek" is the counter teaching against "an eye for an eye". That's the context. Christians do not seek revenge. They killed 3,000 civilians; we haven't gone after 3,000 civilians or crashed a plane in a Saudi commercial building. We have moved on. But some politicians want to interpret our Scriptures for us and say we should be doormats. To them I say, "After you."
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Burning the Q'uran is as offensive as building the trophy mosque at ground Zero & the trophy Crescent at PA. So at least, Muslims have an idea of how we feel. So, if they want to mark the fields of blood with their trophies, then they should be prepared to watch how others will mark their opposition to Islamic terrorism. Now I ask, why does Obama oppose the right to burn the Q'uran but support the right to build the mosque?
Jesus did not turn the other cheek. The meaning of the teaching is in contrast with the eye for an eye teaching on retribution. Christians don't stew in hatred until we have exacted revenge. But we don't walk around with a kick me sign taped on the backs and love it when other actually give us a quick swift one.
Behold the lack luster liberal mind that has pretty much figured everyone out to be uneducated, stupid and greedy bigotted racists. Why then can't they figure out why people hate their guts?
Here's a clue for all you Democrats out there, you're wrong about how you see us. Once you can adjust to that paradigm, then you'll realize why people will rise against you. Don't take too long because November is almost here.
Ten years ago, I carried him with one arm and anticipated his first word. Ten years from now, I’ll probably drop him off in college and help him lug his crate to his dorm. And then it’ll be practically over. Except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, he’ll be out there on his own with his life and whatever I’ve done to shape it.
With this in mind, I cherish every minute that I spend with him these days and try not to yell at him for every little flaw. Instead of ordering him around, I give him a hand with his chores and I ask him to ride with me so that we can have a conversation. That way, I get to understand what led him to punch his 7 year old sister the night before.
I am also spending my retirement savings on his schooling as I enrolled him in Catholic school this year. I figured, how can I enjoy my retirement if my son turns out to be a bum. He is just in middle school but I think it’s time to take him out of public schools. It’s the environment. Even if I opt out of having him take sex-ed, everyone else will be talking about how they did it. As a former educator, I am well aware of the tremendous impact of peers on kids his age.
Some people say that he’ll be exposed to that anyway even in Catholic schools. Even if that is true, the exposure is limited. It won’t be the culture but rather a deviation; in public school, it is the atmosphere. A speaker in my wife’s convention this year shared how he got lost in a public school restroom and found kids huddled together watching others engage in oral sex.
Others think that I am being snobbish and elitist but putting my kid there. They don’t have a clue that it is about faith not elegance or prestige. Still others consider that purity is overrated. They say just teach my kids about protected sex so they don’t get pregnant or masturbation is natural and is really no big deal. I guess they can only speak of what they know. Talking to them about purity, innocence and chastity is like casting pearls to hogs. Then there's the all time favorite, "I went to public school and I turned out alright." I am not much of a diplomat so all I can say to that is, "I want my son to turn out better than myself ... or yourself for that matter. The mission that I have from God is to make saints out of my children and my wife. Saints."
To St. John Bosco who produced almost a hundred canonized saints over the past 100 years, purity is everything. A chaste mind, heart and body is a practical submission of oneself to God, a faith lived out and the beginning of the love of God. The world and the tempter dismiss these as little things because, that is how people fall - little by little.
I have 5 kids. Catholic middle school is 6 grand a year and high school is 13 grand. We’ll take it one day at a time as the Lord’s prayer asks only for , “... our daily bread…”. And even if I end up never retiring in this life and shopping with food stamps at the end, then I’ll just retire in heaven. St. John Bosco used to say that.
Though I know I can’t shelter them all their lives, I sure will do everything I can so that at the end, I will have no regrets. I would have gone all out at this war for my children's salvation. There won't any "if only I did this" Besides, God will never be outdone in fidelity and generosity so who knows?
After Pelosi drained the swamp, she must have replaced the mud with feces. In the history of Congress, there has never been a collection of criminals, nuts and perverts. Did someone relocate the felons and emptied the sanitariums there?
I wonder how beneficial pre-nuptial agreements are for Catholics who believe that divorce is a serious wrong doing. What's the point if there is no plan to use it anyway.
For one thing, it can emphasize the fact that you're not marrying someone for her money. Albeit a gesture, it is legally binding and when the marriage is compromised to sin, then the other keeps whatever she owns before the marriage.
My wife and I have a pre-nup. Not that any of us own much. In fact it did not pertain to property but to persons. In 2 words it states: no in-laws.
Knowing myself, I wanted my future wife to understand that I am extremely private. My idea of a good time is reading a book quietly. Also, after working for someone for 8 hours then driving for 2, I do not want to be like a scampering little mouse in my own home. Right or wrong, that's me. Worst case scenario, I'll rent a flat for my in-laws if I needed to care for them.
Anyway, my wife agreed to a reciprocal arrangement. Besides, she has 12 other siblings who are better off. They have larger homes and grown children. I have 4, soon to be 5 kids younger than 12 years old. I am considering getting a second bunk bed just to make room.
So, pre-nups are good. My wife knew my position going into the marriage. She knows what things are not negotiable and she has committed to it. Bottom line, honesty is always the best policy.
My 10 year old poured my Vodka down the sink. He didn’t know of course because it was in one of those plastic water bottles. I transferred it there so as not to scandalize him because, he identifies drinking as bad. I was seriously considering giving it up until I heard that those who consumed alcohol lived longer. Also my cardiologist says it is good for the heart.
But I cannot just drink and let my kids think that I am being hypocritical. I would lose my moral authority and they won’t do or believe whatever I teach them. So, I talked about it in one of our goodnight talks. Here is how it went.
What do we receive in Holy Communion? Jesus in the bread and wine. So, Jesus and his friends were drinking wine during the last supper. Is wine bad? No. But, why are kids and teens not allowed to drink wine? Teens and kids’ brains are still growing. If they drink wine or alcohol, it can make them do bad things like fight, make a baby, steal, drive recklessly, use foul language or run naked in the streets. They are still immature that they make bad judgments because of the drink. Adults, like me, can drink as long as I don’t go crazy afterwards and beat up your mom or you kids. (I forgot the story about how Jesus turned water into wine for the party.) Recall how your uncles drink alcohol during parties and then sing Karaoke? Also, there are reports on how moderate amounts of alcohol make people live longer.
They understood. So, they do not ask why there’s a 6 pack in the fridge anymore.