Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Mother ‘cursed’ with six sets of twins struggles to scrape a living
The "curse" is not the twins. Also, the Bukusu community, to which her family belongs, believe twins bring bad luck, and that unless one of them dies, it means certain death for one or both parents. :-( Let's pray for these superstitions to be overcome with Truth.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Egyptian revolt not only political but also spiritual and Islamic
Muslim intellectuals and theologians draw the prospects for a change even in Islam: the value of women and fraternisation of sexes; rejection of fundamentalist Salafism, seeking a religion of the heart and freedom, against the formalism of the veil, the beard and abstruse ritual practices. And above all, they welcome secularism, the separation of Islam from politics.
Choose your Saint for 2011!
Neat custom people do it pick a Saint written on papers (pick of the draw) and that is the saint they read esp. about that year and also get closer in relationship to and also feel under their special protection that year. Have you done this? My kids have enjoyed this.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
HONG KONG – CHINA – TAIWAN Beijing stops Tiananmen protest leaders from attending Szeto Wah memorial service - Asia News
Beijing stops Tiananmen protest leaders from attending Szeto Wah memorial service
The government turns down a request by Wang Dan, a former 1989 protest leader now living in Taiwan, from entering Hong Kong to attend a service to commemorate the former trade union leader who died at the start of the year. Lee Cheuk-yan hopes the authorities will reconsider.
Beniño Aquino says no to pro-abortion bill, yes to responsible parenthood
President Beniño Aquino announced that he no longer backs the Reproductive Health bill, which has been at the centre of a fight with Catholics.
His decision comes after he talks to the country’s bishops. In lieu of the draft bill on reproductive health, the president will propose a law that will be closer to Catholic sensibilities. Birth controls and methods of contraception will not be mentioned.
Egyptian Imams and intellectuals: Renewing Islam towards modernity
he program - truly revolutionary - wants to rethink the value of women, fraternisation between the sexes, the relationship of equality with Christians. And it also desires to clarify interpretations on the sayings of Mohammed and the myths of fundamentalist Salafism, rejecting the influences that come from Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Senior Italian bishop criticises Berlusconi
A day later Pope Benedict XVI deplored the current weakening of public morals.
"Whoever accepts a public position must understand the sobriety, personal discipline, sense of measure and honour that come with it," he told a meeting of the conference in Ancona.
click link for full article.
First ordination in northern Laos after in years
Ceremony for Pierre (Peter) Buntha Silaphet supposed to take place on December 12 but was postponed for nearly two months. The small Catholic community celebrates the Lao in his hometown, Van Phnom, ordination held in Takhek, 800 km further south. Fr. Pierre will help the vicar apostolic Fr. Tito Banchong left alone after the expulsion of foreign missionaries in 1975.
Many still don’t know Christ or have "forgotten" him, says Pope
In his message for World Missions Sunday, Benedict XVI stresses the relevance of Christ’s “go forth and proclaim" in a world where many do not yet know the Gospel while relativism and globalization leading to an increase in the number of people living as if God did not exist. Those who dedicate themselves to evangelization must also be equally concerned about the improvement of people’s living conditions.
Monday, January 24, 2011
INDIA Christian leaders denounce dangerous Supreme Court comments on the murder of Graham Staines - Asia News
The Church has reissued a dictionary from 1622 as evidence of the use of "Allah" well before the twentieth century, contrary to Muslims claims.
400 year-old Malaysian-Latin Dictionary: proof of use of the word Allah
Christians in Malaysia still can not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, because the Ministry of the Interior has requested a suspension of sentence in favour of a Catholic newspaper. The Church has reissued a dictionary from 1622 as evidence of the use of "Allah" well before the twentieth century, contrary to Muslims claims.
Obama Orders Military To Prepare For Spring Food Riots
This sounds so creepy. I don't know. I am thinking this one is a fake. What about you?
"Chillingly to note is that after meeting with Sarkozy, Obama began implementing his Nation’s strategy for keeping the truth of this dire events from reaching the American people by ordering all US citizens to have an Internet ID so that they can be tracked and jailed should they begin telling the truth." ????
under Benedict, the Holy See has greatly increased its presence online: It has a dedicated YouTube channel, and its Pope2You.net portal gives news on the pontiff's trips and speeches and features I-Phone and Facebook applications that allow users to send postcards with photos of Benedict and excerpts from his messages to their friends.
Legalized abortion in America could end tomorrow if the Catholic Church took a clear, uncompromising and united stand against abortion.
Legalized abortion in America could end tomorrow if the Catholic Church took a clear, uncompromising and united stand against abortion. But, it can only take a full and firm stand in favor of the unborn, if the Church also affirms in practice, and not only in words, that contraception is intrinsically evil.
Click link for full article.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Research shows that the full body scanners being used by the TSA are not designed to detect powdered explosives such as those used in the attempted Christmas Day bombing.
Wow, I have no clue if this is true or not, but interesting. CLICK link above for that article....
Here's another article on Naked Scanners and "if safe":
Abortion, a Thai tragedy in a sick society, says the Church
The discovery of 2,002 foetuses abandoned near a Buddhist temple in Bangkok sparks a national debate. Each year, between 110,000 and 130,000 illegal abortions are performed out of just over a million pregnancies, “a figure that is frightening” according to a specialist. For Mgr Kovithavanij, “Nobody mentions the ethical conduct and virtue of the family. Christian teaching promotes and supports respect for life.”
Click link above for story.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
EU Calendar Omits Christian Holidays, While Noting Jewish, Muslim Celebrations
Wow! "The European Union has published a school calendar that omits Christian holidays, like Christmas and Easter, while noting significant Jewish and Muslim celebrations..."
Sunday, January 16, 2011
PAKISTAN: Christian man burned alive, wife raped by police, because they refused to convert to Islam - Page 3
Navarre priest denies Communion to woman, has her pulled over
(According to Trebesh, she learned the reason she was denied communion was because someone at the church had seen the daughter dispose of the host, as it is called, improperly in the church parking lot.) Click link for story.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Diocesan Commission for Interfaith Dialogue and Ecumenism.
Diocesan Bible Commission.
Catholic Bishop's House.
P.O. Box 87
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Meteorologists fail to explain descending of the cloud on supposed place of the Lord's Transfiguration
Feds Tell College: You’re Not Catholic
“Federal and state laws are increasingly being used to coerce religious institutions into actions and commitments that violate deeply held religious convictions and moral principles,” warns Kevin Theriot, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, in the analysis entitled “Protecting Catholic Colleges from External Threats to Their Religious Liberty,” which is posted at CatholicHigherEd.org.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
My children, the year is coming to a close and where are you to be found? What have you accomplished this year? Did you move forward or backward? If you have remained where you were, make sure that for the coming year you do not stay this way. Get going. Do not remain stuck, my children. This is why my Son Jesus is sending me here: so as to draw you to him. Commence a new year - indeed my children - seriously get about starting a year that is new. If you are one of those who came to a halt, start up again.
Do not allow your past to thrash you. Do not remain trapped in the past, since you tend to be battered by it and remain stuck in it. The past is over and gone. It is the devil’s activity, my children, to confound you and cause you to remain trapped.
And as to you, young people, what will you be about next year? Will you allow yourselves to be influenced by what your friends say? Are you ashamed to show that you are Christians? At meetings, do you join in with the way the others express themselves just to please them? Be men and women! Do not fear anything. Wrong is wrong and right is right.
Come along, my children, set out on a new year. Let the year that you are facing be beneficial to you and to your families. Come to my Son Jesus, my children. Come to him for he loves you and does not want you to be lost. He is love. Beatitude comes once and for ever; perdition comes once and for ever.
Finally, I wish you to pray for the Church and for the Pope. Presently the Church is going through hard times. You may be of help to the Church yourselves by your presence as well as with something simple: by fingering the beads of the rosary.
Say the rosary! Say the rosary and get others to say the rosary. Say the rosary and get others to say the rosary.
Thank you for having listened to my call.
This seems a good message to us all, thus I post it.
At this moment there was a dialogue between the Lady and Carmen Minuti by means of Angelik.
Lady: Carmen, you are a house-wife just as I was, is it not so?
Lady: You have a family. You take care of the family and have much house-work to get done. Is it not so?
Carmen: Yes, Lady.
Lady: Naturally you would have big bundles of clothes to wash. Is it not so Carmen?
Carmen: Yes, that too.
Lady: When you occasionally have a larger than usual wash what do you do while it dries out Carmen?
Carmen: I get down to other work while the clothes dry.
Lady: And what if it is winter and the weather would not hold, what do you do then Carmen, while they dry out?
Carmen: I leave them indoors and turn on the heating.
Lady: If once it so happens that you leave them out to dry while being away from home, what do you then Carmen?
Carmen: I would be very upset since they would not have dried up.
Lady: And if you happen to hear thunder and to see lightning and dark clouds rising, what do you do then Carmen?
Carmen: I would quickly bring them in.
Lady: Why would you bring the clothes in, Carmen?
Carmen: So that they would not get wet.
Lady: Well done Carmen! Your answers were good.
Are you seeing, my children, how careful you are with your belongings - material things? At the moment there is thunder rolling everywhere - in every part of the world and the lightning is also appearing from within the dark clouds and the dark clouds are coming up, my children! Yet just now, the rain has not started falling. If it chances to start falling it will not stop and will cause great damage, my children. You have no control on the effects of a might and strong rainstorm. Indeed, my children, I am telling you that the dark clouds are rising over the world and no one is seeing it.
I have already said it on other occasions: darkness over the family, abortion, abuse on children, divorce, drugs, suicide-attacks, wars, violence, the wrong use of the Internet. This is the darkness that is covering the whole world. You are oblivious to the fact that soon the rain will begin to lash. All believe themselves to be getting along comfortably and no one is realizing that the storm is impending. Then it will be useless to open up your umbrella - because it will break - for it will be too late. Open the umbrella before the storm strikes. Keep the umbrella in your hands. Do not leave it idle. My children, you know what I am referring to: the rosary-beads. Only it is able to protect you from this storm that is coming onto the world - or rather that has slowly begun while you still do not realize it.
Which round-table meeting will manage to put these things right? What will they manage to arrange by their joint forces? My children, in your country too all this is being felt and the darkness has become visible as well. Do you not comprehend that it is now almost five years that I have been setting foot on this, your island? Indeed my children, this is why my Son Jesus is sending me here. Indeed, this is why: to see to it that you are prepared with umbrellas in hand. And do not be ashamed to finger it. Only it is capable of freeing you from trials and from the ancient enemy: the devil.
Thank you for having listened to my call.
Monday, January 10, 2011
With all our desire for a universally accepted definition of “Who is a Jew?” that would unify the Jewish people, we cannot ignore the complicated reality that many “non-Jews” are much more Jewish than their “Jewish” fellows. Congresswoman Giffords is one of them.
from the Jerusalem Post, click link for article.
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You laid aside your majesty.
Divine Mercy,You laid aside,your majesty,you gave up everything for me,suffered at the hands of those You have crated,You took all my guilt and shame,when you died and rose again,now today You reign in Heaven and earth exalted you,i really want to worship You my Lord,DIVINE MERCY You have won my heart and now i am Yours DIVINE MERCY,for ever and ever,i will love You Jesus.
You laid aside your majesty.