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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Chain Link Cathedral

My favorite book by Sheen
St. Augustine wrote, ““You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.”  Blessed Fulton J. Sheen wrote of this restlessness in his book Peace of Soul.  He showed us how there is a longing to reconcile ourselves with truth and come to rest in knowing answers to all the things that trouble us throughout our lives.  Until we have found the fullness of truth there is no enduring peace in our hearts.  

As the world grows less and less religious and membership in churches of all denominations around the globe continues to decline,  it becomes ever more obvious each day how true this longing is and how in spite of man’s rejection of God through professed faith, that longing persists.  It is a longing to achieve inner peace in an ever more violent world.  It is the desire to comfort ourselves with something beautiful and pure and innocent.  We walk away from God, but the farther away we get, the more restless we are to be at peace, to have order and dignity and calm in our lives.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Every Young Woman Needs to see This!

Dr Jordan Peterson
Dr Jordan Peterson is the University of Toronto psychology professor currently taking on gender-neutral pronouns. The BBC reports, "His employers have warned that, while they support his right to academic freedom and free speech, he could run afoul of the Ontario Human Rights code and his faculty responsibilities should he refuse to use alternative pronouns when requested.
Dr Amanda W Peet
Professor of Physics
University of Toronto
They also said they have received complaints from students and faculty [no doubt self proclaimed "non-binary" transgender physics professor Amanda Peet] that his comments are "unacceptable, emotionally disturbing and painful" and have urged him to stop repeating them.
Dr Peterson has said if he is brought up before the Ontario Court of Human Rights and put in prison he will go on a hunger strike. 
Dr Peterson has several worthwhile videos on YouTube for those of us not fortunate enough to be students in his classroom. Below is an exceptional video that every young woman should watch, especially those thinking careers should be considered first before children and family. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dymphna Explains the Latin Mass for You.

Never been to a Traditional Latin Mass and worry that you just won't get it? Put your mind at ease by reading Dymphna's explanation, and then why not check one out. If you love reverence and want to enter into a profound experience of silence in Communion with our God, you will be moved by the TLM. "Let us go into the altar of God, unto God who gives joy to my youth."

The Wisdom of Walker Percy

We were in a restaurant in Meridian, Mississippi recently and on the stairs leading to the second floor there were photographs of Mississippi's favorite sons (and daughters). Among them were Walker Percy, the MD turned novelist and his Uncle Will whom Percy often mentions in his essays. Uncle Will (who was really a cousin) raised Walker and his brother after their dad committed suicide and their mother died two years later. Walker had great affection for him. Seeing Percy's photo on the wall got me thinking about him. I'm a big fan and have a goal to read all his work, both fiction and non-fiction. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ah, the Jesuits, you just gotta laugh and you will when you read this!

This is too funny not to share. And, sadly, too true. You can't make fun of the Jesuits because they are too busy making fun of themselves!

Well, here's a real role model for children - the transgender-demon!

So...let's get this straight. The librarians at the Michelle Obama Library in Long Beach believed this was a good idea -- to have a horned demon drag queen reading stories to little children? But my bigger question is why would parents enable this abuse? What are they thinking of? If this is tolerance, I revel in being intolerant! Read more here.

Please Pray for This Dear Dominican Priest and Praise God for His Providence

I'm sharing below an email I received from an email friend, Fr. Bartholomew Ruben de la Torre, O.P. Please join me in praying for his speedy recovery. Mary Ann

You haven't heard from me because I almost died!

Dear relatives, friends and correspondents,

     The title is correct, and here is background.
     On Sat. Oct 7, Feast of O.L. of the Rosary, I attended the 40th priestly anniversary of a friend of mine, Dominican Fr. Fernando Romero, in a little town called El Oro, out in the rural and mountainous territory in the center of the country some 2 1/2 hrs. out of Mexico City. I had a great time. On Mon., Oct. 9, another Dominican, Fr. Arturo Vargas, drove me back to the Dominican parish where he lives in Mexico City called Divino Redentor. The young deacon, soon to be ordain a priest, Bro. Pedro, came to my room, whose door I had left open, to ask what I wanted for dinner and found me incoherent and on the floor.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Random Thoughts about a UkrainianByzantine Rite Mass We Attended

  • The Mass was a beautiful mixture of the familiar and unfamiliar. 
  • There were several icons in the front of the church and three poles with gold objects on top behind the altar: a cross in the middle (I think) and discs with designs on either side. At one point, two of the altar boys came with the discs and held them over the priest like what's being done in the photo on the right. 
  • In front of the altar was a table with an icon (as pictured) and many people came up and venerated it before Mass. 
  • There were six altar boys wearing gold vestments matching the priest's and quite beautiful; several couldn't have been more than six. They were very reverent and so sweet -- like little cherubs.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pope Francis and the Death Penalty: More Contradiction on Church Teaching

Hey Lord, I love abortionist Emma Bonino, but
can you please do something about those rigid
Catholics who support the "inhumane" death
penalty that "humiliates...human dignity?"
Here we go again. Pope Francis has come out in an address October 11th to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization saying, that treatment of the death penalty now requires, “leav[ing] out positions in defense of arguments which now appear decisively contrary to the new understanding of Christian truth. ... It is necessary to reiterate that, no matter how serious the crime committed, the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attempt against the inviolability and dignity of the person.” [Read articles here and here.]


Pope Francis is adamant in his condemnation saying:

There Goes the Neighborhood! Abortionist Leroy Carhart Moves to Bethesda.

Baby Butcher Leroy Carhart 
Carhart to open a late-term abortion mill in Bethesda

I wonder what the other tenants of the medical building where abortionist Leroy Carhart is opening up a new chop shop will think about their new neighbor. The late term abortionist, a hired hit man, is willing to murder babies all the way up to birth. Talk about giving all doctors a bad name!

And speaking of giving doctors a bad name, Operation Rescue has discovered that his new "medical" facility is not licensed which, under Maryland law, would make abortions performed there illegal.

That, of course, is nothing new. Most illegal abortions, before Roe v. Wade imposed child-killing on the entire country, were done by MDs. Milan Vuitch, the infamous D.C. doctor, did them for years in his basement before Roe v. Wade. He postured as a crusader for women, but his mill was a shop of horrors like Kermit Gosnell's. After Roe, he just moved his shingle to the front after the law changed and continued the same bloody business.  Like Carhart, he killed not only babies, but women in so-called "safe, legal abortions."  In 1984 after WDVM-TV did an expose which won the Peabody Award Vuitch's abortion mill was closed for good.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Abortion Activists Angry That Trump Administration is Helping Undocumented Teen Girls Choose Life

Teenage immigrants get real help
from Trump administration!
"Earlier this year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement issued a new policy requiring that taxpayer-funded shelters for immigrants and refugees offer life-affirming support to women and girls who are pregnant, according to Slate, a pro-abortion blog site. 
Abortion activists are upset by the new policy, especially because the administration encourages shelters to take women and girls to life-affirming pregnancy resource centers." [Read more here...]

Here's What Happened after the March 25, 1984 Consecration of Russia

Yes, Russia is Consecrated!

The contents of this post is one part of a four part article from the link above.

Russia was converted from Communism to relative Freedom of Religion. Its conversion is ongoing and free. God respects the free will of men. They have freedom to convert or reject the faith. Our Lady never said that Russia would be converted to Catholicism. She said simply that it would be converted and a period of peace would be given to the world. (Peace, as in there was NOT a nuclear war in 1984-85 as Lucia had feared.)

The Messages of Akita and the Messages of Fatima Warn Us to Repent!

Pray the rosary. -- Pray the rosary. -- Pray the rosary. -- Pray the rosary. -- Pray the rosary.