Nov 30, 2010

GOP blasts Dem. Speaker as Dems. continue to push unpopular agenda

The Democrats continue to circumvent the will of the people as they try to sneak in bills through procedural tricks.  GOP Rep. Buyer tries to hold down the fort and loses it as the speaker tries to ignore his objection. 
If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/democrats-still-try-to-ram-their-agenda.html



H/T to CMR

Nov 28, 2010

Actual video of St. Pio

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/actual-video-of-st-pio.html

Allen West could save America from defeat and conquest by jihadism by opposing Obama & State

If video fails, go http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/allen-west-could-save-america-from.html

Seen at motel during recent Muslim festival of Haj

Why was this sign even needed?

A man made religion? The profit of the false prophet.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/man-made-religion-profit-of-false.html


It looks like this Revelation has too much vested interests.  I thought spiritual people were dettached from material wealth and carnal pleasures but not this one apparently.






Koran & Sunnah quotes show the false prophet as a pedophile and a racist. Can anyone verify these claims. I might have used my copies during the last barbeque.



Can't find a girl. Try the morgue. Islam allows it.

Little known sexual perversions in Islam.  If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/sex-with-dead-in-islam.html  (Mental note: never procure services of a Muslim undertaker.)

Nov 26, 2010

singers infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus - viral video

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/singers-infiltrated-store-as-shoppers.html



On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers. This event is one of 1,000 "Random Acts of Culture" to be funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over the next three years. The initiative transports the classical arts out of the concert halls and opera houses and into our communities to enrich our everyday lives. To learn more about this program and view more events, visithttp://www.randomactsofculture.org. The Opera Company thanks Macy's and the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ (http://www.wanamakerorgan.com) for their partnership, as well as Organ Music Director Peter Conte and Fred Haas, accompanists; OCP Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden, conductor; and Sound Engineer James R. Stemke. For a complete list of participating choirs and more information, visit http://www.operaphila.org/RAC.This event was planned to coincide with the first day of National Opera Week.

For clues about upcoming Random Acts of Culture, find us on Facebook http://www.operaphila.org/facebook or follow us on Twitter http://www.operaphila.org/twitter

Horrific video: Woman Gets Sentenced to Death for Insulting the Muslim Faith in Pakistan and other persecutions

Woman Gets Sentenced to Death for Insulting the Muslim Faith in Pakistan and other persecutions video.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/woman-gets-sentenced-to-death-for.html

Rush to contain nukes - ours not theirs.

by Chuck Asay

It looks like Obama rushing to destroy American dominance. 
Is it because of the religion of peace or the ideology of Socialism?

Nov 23, 2010

2 videos updates on Pope's teachings on condoms in new book. Misguided MSM misunderstood & misrepresented,

Misguided MSM misunderstood & misrepresented for whatever reason - business or to discredit the Church again.  If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/pope-did-not-change-churchs-teachings.html


www.romereports.com The highly-anticipated book based on a rare interview with the Pope is about to make it to a bookstore near you. "Light of the World" was written by German journalist Peter Seewald, who conducted the interview in six one-hour sessions last summer. H/T InsightScoop




November 23, 2010. Hours before the publication of the book “Light of the World” based on an interview with Benedict XVI, the Vatican newspaper has advanced some of the Pope's responses. His words on the use of condoms has provoked reactions worldwide. The Pope has said that “individual cases that are justified, for example when a prostitute uses a condom, and this can be the first step toward a moral sensitization, a first act of responsibility to develop once again the understanding of the fact that not everything is permitted, and that one cannot do whatever one wishes.”

Given the controversy this raises, the Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, said Benedict XVI justifies the use of condoms only in exceptional situations where the exercise of sexuality represents a real danger to the life of another person by spreading AIDS.

According to the Pope, condom use in these cases may be “a primary responsibility,” and “a first step towards a more human sexuality.” And he cites the case of prostitution among men.

Also Benedict XVI recalled that condom use is equivalent to “trivializing sexuality” and “loses its meaning as an expression of love.”

Lombardi said the Pope “does not justify morally disordered exercise of sexuality” and recalled that “the Pope does not change the teaching of the Church on condoms."

On the contrary, it reaffirms its position by offering a perspective on the value and dignity of human sexuality as an expression of love and responsibility.

Another issue addressed in the book are sexual abuses by priests. Benedict XVI says he was not surprised at the existence of these cases because he personally took charge of this problem when he was a cardinal. However, he declared he did not know its extent, and that was for him a “huge shock.”

On the other hand, the Pope also says he would be willing to resign “if physically, mentally and spiritually he ceased to be able to perform” his official duties.

From GloriaTV

American holiday needs to be celebrated worldwide.

All that we are and all that we have come from God come to think of it.

Nov 21, 2010

One minute rap sermon. Worth every second guaranteed.

If video fails, go to  http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/one-minute-rap-sermon-worth-every.html



Tamara Lowe @ Christ Fellowship
Motivational Rap, one minute sermon.....
Amazingly fast! Motivating the younger generation, particularly rappers!

Transcription:
To be a survivor in this Amazing Race with the need for speed you need God's Grace and if your desperate like housewives watching days of our lives, you can't cope without hope and that is not on a soap. If you're looking to Oprah or Dr. Phil you can shop non-stop or pop a pill, but the void won't fill and the pain won't kill until you love the one that hung on a hill.

Kicking back in your lazy boy easy chair watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, nah your not gonna find it there. No American Idol or Council Tribal has the final answer that will satisfy ya. C. S. I. ain't got a clue. S.V.U. don't know what to do Not the E R or the OC not those seen on a CD TV DVD or MP3 can save you and me. CNN has got no Good News here's a headline you must choose. It's not a simple life Paris Hilton, It's treading on thin ice living in sin.

You can be an apprentice for Donald Trump or eat Fear Factor fast food from a dump. You can be a heavy hitter or wheel of fortune winner or a Fox news no spin spinner or flat out sinner but you better check this life that you're livin' and make sure your sins are forgiven. I bet ya 50 cent Elvis done come and went, and eventually every Black-eyed-pea, Gwen Stefani, P-Diddy and Britney. Every wanna-be on M T V with their Icy Bling, every Dixie Chick that Sings, they all gonna see the king of kings. I don't care if you're J-Lo, Leno or Bono. One thing you gotta know. Some day you're gonna die, Bro. Then Where are you gonna go?

Hey, i'm not talking some punk junk that is irrelevant. Like your Grandma's church from way back when. It's not some preacher feature on T B N. that you need to be liking or listening. The real superstar is Jesus Christ. He's the way, He's the truth and the life. One day he's gonna split the sky. He is the brightest light and the highest high and so what I came to say and what I'm telling you is don't buy that stupid stuff they be selling ya. it's all designed to fill your head and waste your space until your dead.

here's the bottom line in my rhyme. Give your life to God while there's still time.

15 Promises of Mother Mary to those who pray the Rosary

Blessed Alan de la Roche and Dominic the Prussian, revived the Rosary during the last quarter of the 15th century, after a period of about 100 years where the Rosary had been forgotten.  Thousands were inspired by Bl. Alan's claim that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him, telling him to take up the work started by St. Dominic, the founder of Bl. Alan's own order.

The Blessed Virgin Mary gave Bl. Alan 15 promises from her for regularly praying the Rosary.  These promises are:

1.  Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
2.  I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
3.  The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
4.  It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities and will lift them to the desire of eternal things.  Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5.  The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
6.  Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune.  God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God and become worthy of eternal life.
7.  Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.
8.  Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death, they shall participate in the merits of the saints in Paradise.
9.  I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10.  The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit high degree of glory in Heaven.
11.  You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
12.  All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13.  I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.
14.  All who recite the Rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
15.  Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

Pope allows condoms? Morality behind cooperation with evil.

Pope cites specific cases when condom use is justifiable.  It could be under the lesser evil approach to cooperation with evil.  If you know that an AIDS infected person cannot stop impregnating others, then it is a lesser evil to counsel that person to at least use a condom.  That doesn't mean that condom use is moral.  It is just a way to stop him for infecting others since he does not have the discipline to stop engaging in sex.  It's cutting a finger to save a hand.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/pope-allows-condoms-morality-behind.html


Excerpt below from here with fuller context and background.

From Chapter 11, "The Journeys of a Shepherd," pages 117-119:
On the occasion of your trip to Africa in March 2009, the Vatican’s policy on AIDs once again became the target of media criticism.Twenty-five percent of all AIDs victims around the world today are treated in Catholic facilities. In some countries, such as Lesotho, for example, the statistic is 40 percent. In Africa you
stated that the Church’s traditional teaching has proven to be the only sure way to stop the spread of HIV. Critics, including critics from the Church’s own ranks, object that it is madness to forbid a high-risk population to use condoms.
The media coverage completely ignored the rest of the trip to Africa on account of a single statement. Someone had asked me why the Catholic Church adopts an unrealistic and ineffective position on AIDs. At that point, I really felt that I was being provoked, because the Church does more than anyone else. And I stand by that claim. Because she is the only institution that assists people up close and concretely, with prevention, education, help, counsel, and accompaniment. And because she is second to none in treating so many AIDs victims, especially children with AIDs.

"Catholic moral tradition elaborates four basic principles that help us navigate a morally complex world. Each of these principles involves varying degrees of cooperation with evil. The principles are (1) double effect, in which a single action has two foreseen effects—one “good” and intended, the other “evil” and tolerated, such as the removal of the fetus in an ectopic pregnancy to save the life of the mother; (2) tolerance, in which we judge, following the Gospel principle of the wheat and the tares, that certain evils must be endured for the time being lest a greater evil ensue from our efforts to weed out the malefactors, such as tolerating legal abortion even if we disagree that this should be the case; (3) compromise, in which we in some way actively participate in actions or sinful social structures that have a clear morally evil component, such as purchasing goods made under exploitative labor conditions in foreign sweatshops; and (4) the lesser of two evils, such as counseling the use of clean needles among drug addicts." (1)

Nov 20, 2010

Back from death experience. Met great grandad and miscarried sibling.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/back-from-death-experience-met-great.html



A four year old child dies, meets great grandfather and miscarried sibling who he didn't even know about.
H/T to CMR

I have 3 miscarried children.  This confirms my belief that they live and I shall meet them someday.  I try not to forget and listing them here will help as my memory fades with age.  My supposed second child died after my wife complained of pain.  Another was expelled while she was at the toilet.  I remember wanting to scoop the remains and baptise him.  The third was found dead during the sonogram.  I remember the doctor saying, "There's no heartbeat."  It took a few seconds before the reality hit me and when it did, I felt like collapsing on the floor.  This is not a popular topic in the US culture specially when many want to even deny the fact that unborn children are really people.  But this video makes the memory of my dead children bittersweet.  The loss in painful but the fact that I have 3 other children waiting for me in heaven makes it sweet.

Nov 17, 2010

Grope the nun, don't touch the Muslim - at the airport. Shocking photos!



Muslim women soon to be exempt from TSA invasive screenings
details here

No exemption for this Catholic nun.

Christian woman in Pakistan, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan, has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. On Monday, November 15, her husband was at the court as an appeal of the sentence was filed. He is asking for prayer from Christian brothers and sisters around the world.  You can write a letter of encouragement to Asia at http://www.prisoneralert.com/.

She's just some woman that you and I don't really know.  But what if she is our sister, niece, aunt or mother?  That changes things a lot, doesn't it.  Aren't we all siblings in Christ, children of the same adoptive heavenly Father?

 If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/christian-woman-in-pakistan-has-been.html

DHS mum on smuggled Muslims

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/dhs-mum-on-smuggled-muslims.html

Nov 16, 2010

Is it a sin to vote for pro-choice politicians?

If video fails, go to http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=4375505699500077798&postID=4473423117492476398




Patrick Madrid, http://www.surprisedbytruth.com, uses scripture to answer this question. Please form your conscience according to TRUTH.

Nov 14, 2010

Obama vs 12 yr old girl debate on abortion. The girl makes more sense.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/obama-vs-12-yr-old-girl-debate-on.html

The value of citizens bearing arms

The value of citizens bearing arms shown in Switzerland.

111 Waivers to Obamacare grants by WH - in exchange for ...

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/111-waivers-to-obamacare-from-wh.html

Obamacare is a joke of a law if it cannot be applied universally.  The waivers also shows how it kills jobs.  It will now be the individuals who cannot negotiate for exemptions to bear the brunt of this socialized medicine through increases in premiums and taxes.  I wonder what the WH got in return.

Nov 10, 2010

Aborted but not killed. Now she witnesses to a life that no one expected.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/aborted-but-not-killed.html



This second clip was even aired by the MSM. I think MSM ran it because it supports feminism and highlights an aspect of women's lives where they are cheated in the guise of having the choice of a legal abortion. It exposes the con of the abortion industry and the deceit, oppression and darkness that comes when the choice for death is taken. Simply marvelous in showing the light through the shadows.



H/T to Creative Minority Report

Nov 9, 2010

Gov't shutdown if Obamacare not repealed. Not politics as usual.

It looks like it's not going to be politics as usual.  Radical changes - even to the point of shutting down the federal government will be taken by the newly elected representatives to stop the Socialism that Obama has introduced.  These guys remember and respect the wishes of the people who elected them.  They won't be dancing the Potomac two-step to the left. Thank God.
If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/govt-shutdown-if-obamacare-not-repealed.html



HT RealClearPolitics

Nov 7, 2010

After the elections, the good, the bad and the ugly: Chaput, Obama and Pelosi.

(If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/after-elections-dust-settled-darkness.html )

After the elections, the dust settled, the darkness has been dispelled by light and everything is out in the open.  Politics brought out the best and worst.  What follows is a stark revelation where light shined more brightly when contrasted with darkness or the dark becomes apparent when juxtaposed with the light.  A seemingly normal comment by one becomes diabolical when put in context with another's.


Despite the Church's contradiction to Obama's policies, the community sees him as an opponent in the public square but not as a enemy.   Archbishop Chaput cautioned pro-lifers against hating their adversaries. “Our adversary is an opponent, but never our "enemy." Our enemy is the Evil One,” he said.  Please read Archbishop Chaput's message about the current state of the pro-life efforts in the US.   Click here for speech or type http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15019
On the other hand, Obama, who claims to be a Christian too, branded his opponents as enemies deserving of punishment. (Speaking of which, he also considers an unexpected child as a punishment (another enemy?)  deserving of death by abortion.) By his words, he has unmasked himself i.e. that is not WWJD.


President Obama said, "If the Latino community decides to sit out this election, then there will be fewer votes and it will be less likely to get done," Obama said on the "Piolín por la Mañana" program on Univision Radio...."And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder - and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2,"

Nov 6, 2010

God Saves a Drug Addicted Mother from Sure Death video

God Saves a Drug Addicted Mother from Sure Death

click here for video

or copy and paste this:
http://www.godvine.com/God-Saves-a-Drug-Addicted-Mother-from-Sure-Death-66.html?ref=nf

Nov 5, 2010

St. James the Apostle Leads Spaniards Against Moors

 His remains are enshrined in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain - the third holiest town in Roman Catholicism after Jerusalem and Rome.  If videos fail, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/apostle-st-james-has-become-santiago.html


Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is getting ready for the Pope Benedict's visit.  Is he going to call for a Crusade against the Muslims who prey on helpless Christians around the world?


In the Gospels, we read that St. James is a hothead, asking the Lord to send fire and brimstone to the unbelieving towns.  I guess the Lord uses people, even with their tempers, for good.



Video:  River of Light. A short clip of Spain's struggle with the Muslims. St James the Apostle, Patron of Spain, secured a win in the battle with the Muslims over a tribute of 100 virgins to the Muslim Caliph.  The caliph can get his own virgins in hell.

Bl. Teresa of Calcutta preaches without words. (video)

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is one of the best ambassadors of Christianity.  Her life and deeds are convincing and compelling.  She is truly a missionary of charity.  As St. Francis of Assisi would say, "Preach the Gospel;  use words if necessary."  If she worked in a Muslim land, would she survive long enough to witness to the God of love?"

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/bl-teresa-of-calcutta-mother-of-poor.html

Nov 4, 2010

Video: There ain't gonna be no Slurpee summit. You should know our beverage by now.

Obama has been ridiculing Republicans as self-fanning, dirt-kicking, Slurpee-sippin obstructionsists not lifting a finger while watching Democrats struggle to dig the economy out of a ditch.  Now he's calling for a summit - a Slurpee summit.  There ain't gonna be no Slurpee summit.  You should know our beverage by now. Tea dude. Hot tea. 

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-there-aint-gonna-be-no-slurpee.html

(Also, I'd cut down on the momma jokes.  Them mama grizzly's don't take kindly to pinko-commie-teleprompter-readin'-say-anthin'-poser-dudes,  you know. )

Video: Christians - helpless victims in Muslim lands

Christians are helpless lambs when facing Muslims abroad.  Here is the funeral of the slain priests and congregation from last Sunday in Irag.

Here's a question:  is it moral to engage mercenaries to protect Christians who are victimized ?

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-christians-helpless-victims-in.html

Video: Joke of the day: Obama draws the line on Obamacare

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-joke-of-day-obama-draws-line-on.html



Obama draws the line on Obamacare.  One needs to be in a position of strength to draw lines.  He may still be blocking what happened during election day.  Let's give him time to be comfortable with the new reality that he is governing a conservative nation.

Nov 3, 2010

It was about the dude, bro.

Not him personally, his philosophy, his politics, his praxis.

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie
by Eric Allie

Video: And thank you dear Lord for the tea.

On this day after the elections of 2010, I thank God
that the will of the people prevailed without bloodshed,
that those in power did not cheat to keep their positions,
that the godless agenda of the current administration will be checked,
that there is hope to reverse the damaging policies that were made,
and that freedom still live in these United States.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/on-this-day-after-elections-of-2010-i.html

And thank you Lord God for the tea.
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler
by Nate Beeler

Quotes from the video:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Declaration of Independence

"If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace. ... Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. ... Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade ... where I choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty." ... Chief Joseph * Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt
(Nez Perces' Tribe); (1840-1904)

"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ' all men are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy hypocrisy." President Lincoln (1861-65)

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." (1787)

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. " Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68)

"The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. For example, the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war, is now a point of pride for all Americans. We must never go back. There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country." President Reagan (1981-89)

*****

God Bless America is generally accepted as our unofficial National Anthem.

Written by Irving Berlin, a first generation European immigrant of Jewish heritage, Berlin's simple and eloquent song was first introduced by Kate Smith during an Armistice Day radio broadcast in 1938.

Berlin gave the royalties of the song to the God Bless America Fund for redistribution to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the USA.

On September 21, 2001, Celine Dion, a Canadian, performed the song on the TV special America: A Tribute to Heroes; a memorial show to those lost on 9/11. I have rarely heard a more heart-felt or beautiful rendition than hers.

The mix of first generation immigrant, and respectful foreigner, give tribute to our land of the brave and home of the free.

Included are memorable quotes from our country's leaders demonstrating how far we have come as a great nation ... in my humble opinion, the greatest nation! The nation that many around the world continue to dream of immigrating to - because of the very ideology we strive towards.

Not usually included is the spoken introduction to the song:
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains To the prairies,
To the ocean white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

There are many who would destroy this place we have fought so hard to safe-guard. I have friends who live in countries where they cannot even draw a cartoon, or speak in humor or protest against their sovereigns, which has given me an even deeper appreciation for the rights and liberties we hold self evident.

Being a patriot does not mean we can't question those in authority ... in fact ... we'd be less than patriotic if we didn't. Thank God, I live in a country I can do just that.
We have traversed the bigotries and rhetoric of generations past ... and the past need be learned from as not to be repeated. It (the pain and moral evils) also need be put to rest in order that a great nation can continue to move forward with it's manifest destiny.
My heritage in America includes Cherokee, as well as British, Irish, German, Dutch and others, who immigrated here searching for liberty and the prosperity they could not find in their homelands. I am proud to be an American!

Revealing stats about blog posts

I finally got the blogger stats function to work and it was revealing. It showed what people wanted and made me think of what my blogging is about.

Top of the list is sex http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/05/theology-of-body-in-action-or-chastity.html It’s the strongest drive in humans so it is leveraged by businesses or by anyone who wants to get anything. Sex is not bad. In fact, it can be enjoyed without guilt.

Second is violence http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/06/video-muslim-justice-women-kicked.html I actually have a snuff post right here where you see a woman whacked literally with a hollowed block. It shows how a cult of so-called peace punishes the fairer sex for forgetting to feed a goat – at least that’s what was noted. I showed it to expose the lies about Islam; because, the father of lies is the devil. And in spiritual warfare, truth is the first casualty. I am not about to become a silent conspirator.

Third is abortion ads that made it through the media because of a technicality i.e. being part of a campaign http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/10/videos-dc-candidate-missy-smiths-ads-is.html I guess it is because the person is a public figure who had an abortion and regretted it. Perhaps, the viewers identified with her and saw what monstrosity this choice was all about – specially after seeing the babies. (Warning – the ad is graphic.)

Fourth is a social Venn diagram based on emotional dysfunction, intelligence, social ineptitude & possessiveness http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/01/social-venn-diagram-based-on-emotiional.html I guess people are interested about themselves naturally. Dale Carnegie wrote, “Talk to a man about himself and he will listen forever.”

The rest are tied: http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/07/revealing-patterns-of-behavior-by.html and most importantly http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/04/leave-islam-safely.html It is again about Islam – how it systematically enslaves and how to leave it.

Nov 2, 2010

Video: During election day, more fraud reported in NV, MN, KS & MO. Need 0 tolerance.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-during-election-day-more-fraud.html

After this elections, if the rightful winners make it, those who engaged in fraud need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law i.e. $10,000 fine & 3 years in jail.  We need to ensure that the American electoral process become a model for the world so there should be zero tolerance for fraud.  Also, we need to set the tone for 2012 otherwise the unions will just be encouraged to carry on.



HT to GatewayPundit

The sweetness of pain


St. Gianna Molla

I don't know any culture that relishes pain in any way, shape or form other than a subculture of S&M. But that is ill. Normal folks avoid pain and relieves it ASAP; just watch the TV ads and tally how many are pills for tummy aches or head aches or muscles aches are being promoted. I would suspect that the epidemic of obesity and sexual addictions is tied to this. People are not as gluttonous or promiscuous as much they are hurting. And food becomes an acceptable source of comfort - hence the term "comfort foods". It is certainly more virtuous and socially acceptable than booze, dope or sexual abuse.

There is another way to deal to accept pain that is not in a form of sexual deviance. It can be seen as part of the strain and rigor to achieve physical stamina. "Feel the pain" the trainers say like it's a good thing. Well it is because it is the price to pay for muscle tone and a sexier bod. In social circles, pain can be used as initiation. Remember boot camp or a training program. Pain for the sake of pain gains a Stoic value - a virtue of the ancient Greco-Roman culture of conquest and supremacy where people don't flinch even when their arm is burned because they're just as tough as nails. That same thinking goes into gang, frat or military initiations.

But if your not out there earning your wings, shield or stripes, then how does pain make sense - specially in these days of unemployment or underemployment, of infidelities and ingratitude, of illness and old age. Christian spirituality looks at it as a source of purification and penance. Penance is like punishment for sins and purification is like cleaning from imperfections. One needs to be perfect to be united with God. So, these hard times can be ways and means to prepare for heaven. Otherwise, one will have to do it in Purgatory where one has really no choice but to wait it out until it over.

This is what St. John of the Cross talks about in his classic "The Dark Night of the Soul". Here there are no consolations or good feelings from loving God. It is just raw and rancid, bitter and vile as shown in the lives of almost all the saints when they were at their lowest point. Some had happy endings like St. John Bosco who found the Pinardi shed to become the oratory or playground for his homeless youth. Others lingered in this yucky state for the rest of their lives but remaining faithful to God all the time e.g. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta - quite possibly.

Most if not everyone goes through crappy times. It feels like God has left us such that we cry with the Lord hanging on the cross, "My God, my God why have you left me?" The difference is in the love. Saints feel like hell but they accept the pain with love as an expiation for their sins and for the sins of others. Those who are not yet saints resent the pain saying, "Why me? What have I done to deserve this?"  Then they go to the 5 stages as mapped by Kubler-Ross - if they don't get stuck.

In the old school of virtues there are the advanced forms of humility namely: effacement and abnegation. Effacement means erasing your face. You don't care about the credit. You are not offended when others forget or ignore you. You have no face i.e. you no longer live, but Jesus lives in you. (Galatians 2:20) Then there is the humility of abnegation or deprecation where you see yourself for who you really are - a sinner, an imperfect selfish man, someone who spent his life for his own pleasure, greed, envy, avarice, power, praise, honors and the like. Someone who is not as loving as the incarnate Son of God. When one sees this and acknowledges it, then one accepts the bad things as just punishments and does so with love.

That is why saints are always cheerful. They feel joy in the midst of tribulations and sufferings because of this mindset. This is why the Lord taught that when we fast, we should not look glum. The same is when we're going through excruciating times. We need to embrace those times as moments of growth in holiness. Growth in holiness doesn't mean we're flying a little higher in the next level but it means loving truly i.e. loving even when it hurts. For the measure of love is love without measure and the limit of love is love without limits.  Only when we have learned to love that way are we ready to join the family of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in their perfect communion of love.

So, feel and relish the pain as the best act of love that you can give. If you need a model, just glance at the nearest crucifix - if you don't carry one around.

Bl. Teresa of Culcatta

The soul you help out of Purgatory can be someone you love

From the Handbook of Indulgences


Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day

A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on (November 2nd,) All Souls Day.

Will you not, for love, try today to gain this indulgence?

Requirements for Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls Day (Nov. 2nd)

Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory

Say one “Our Father” and the “Creed” in the visit to the church

Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Holy Father’s intentions

Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day if you can get to Mass)

Make a sacramental confession within a week of All Souls Day

For a plenary indulgence be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin (otherwise, the indulgence is partial, not plenary, “full”).

copied from WDTPRS

Did you wave?

Say, "Buh, bye!" 


H/T The Other McCain & Pundette

Nov 1, 2010

Video: Even before the elections, Sen. Bayh explains why Democrats lost

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-sen-bayh-explains-why-democrats.html



H/T to HotAir  "Evan Bayh appeared on Morning Joe today not to praise Democrats but to bury their hopes for any success in tomorrow’s midterm elections. "

The Church that hosts the seat of national political power is silent about voting Catholic

I may be wrong, so please correct me if you find some facts to the contrary.  But last Sun., I heard nothing about voting Catholic from the homily.  I would bet that none of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. preached about it either.

And if the archiocesan website is any indication, then we have tons of stories about how Archbishop Wuerl is going be made, sounds like the mob huh "made", made cardinal that is.  But if he will continue to be mum about the pro-abortion Democrats, then he might as well be with the mob as there is no difference with their lack of respect for life.

But don't take my word for it, here's the link http://www.adw.org/home.asp  Let me know, if there is a smidgen of direction on how to vote or how to be a Catholic is the public square.  I may have just missed it.  (Now yes, the vestments of the cardinal are nice.  Whoo-pee-doo.  Will he get the shoes from Mephistopheles?  But I digressed.)

The archdiocese is in a town of Democrats.  So, are they just trying to be nice to Democrats to save their souls i.e. this silence or political correctness is a pastoral approach.  But what if being a Democrat is being anti-Catholic?  Their platform is solidly pro-choice which is a euphemism for pro-abortion. 

So what happens is that people get a perception that it is morally responsible to vote for Democrats because, the Church is silent - disgustingly and traitorously silent if you ask me.

Video: O'Donnell paid for air time; media "forgot" to broadcast; here's what & why

O'Donnell paid for air time but was denied by MSM saying they forgot.  Here's the ad. Let's help her out by pass this along and "airing" it in our sites.  God bless.

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-odonnell-paid-for-air-time-denied.html


We the People of the First State from Friends of Christine O'Donnell on Vimeo.

Here's the story for details on how the ad was neglected.

Video: Violence begins; msm mum; cops make no arrests; Republicans' assaulted

Video:  Violence begins; msm mum; cops make no arrests;  Republicans' assaulted verbally.  If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-perriello-supporter-destroys.html

Video: Muslims kill priests and 100+ Catholics in Baghdad yesterday

If video fails, go to http://divine-ripples.blogspot.com/2010/11/video-muslims-kill-priests-and-100.html



From Voice of America
Iraqi officials say 52 people, including at least 30 worshipers, are dead following a bloody standoff at a Baghdad Christian church.  Iraqi forces stormed the church late Sunday, hours after militants burst into the building, taking more than 100 people inside hostage.  It is not clear how many people were killed by the militants and how many died during the rescue effort. Officials said 70 people were wounded.  Survivors say the militants entered with guns firing and immediately killed one of the priests at point-blank range.

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