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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Abuse: Sin must be rooted out

The Gawker reports on the gay cabal in Florida

more HERE

and here is an ongoing series about a woman fighting the cabal hold in Canada.

if you fight them, they accuse you of hate speech.

She points to the graveyard and says many of their victims lie there. Some background: She is a metis, and many of the Native American school abuse victims indeed end up committing suicide: When I was in Minnesota, one nurse told me many of the men in her AA group had been sexually abused.

A CDC article puts it into perspective: half of gay students (but only 10 percent of heterosexual students) had had intercourse before age 12 and a similar number have had forced intercourse, (although the number for heteros is high here too). Alas, the CDC hides the boy/girl differences in their tables...but if abuse is indeed this common, one can see it in the drug use and suicides of these children.

Alas, instead the gays are using the suicides to demonize the Christians who say keep their pants on and that marriage is holy, is about children, and it's definition should not be changed. (which is pretty much universal before the PC change of today).

Sunday, July 24, 2011

sorcery part two

another link:

Lattin, who was raised by a Jewish mother and Presbyterian father, says he's been off the drugs for years. Instead, he gets his kicks gleefully describing episodes like the 1962 Good Friday Experiment at Boston University, during which students from Andover Newton Theological Seminary reported having LSD-fueled transformative religious experiences.


if you chose the day that commemorates when Our Lord died to do this, it indeed suggests a demonic problem...and one suspects that this "seminary" was recruiting folks for the dark side...,

wikipedia points out it is an "open and affirming" seminary and uses this link to say what this means:
^ [http://www.ucccoalition.org/programs/ona/who/list/
"ONA Churches and Settings," The United Church of Christ (UCC) Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Concerns Website, Retrieved February 14, 2011

one wonders how much more god hating types are studying there...you know, like the Jesus seminar types?

sorcery?

A lecture by pastor Wilkerson pointed out that the line "they wouldn't give up their immorality and sorcery" could be translated giving up their drugs.

Pagan religions often used drugs to "see" god, but of course, opened one to demons.

Sometimes a personal demon and other times, one wonders if it indeed was opening one to allow a perfect possession by the demonic, aka lucifer...

A person who is partially possessed or opressed often ends up mentally ill or suicidal, but if Malachi Martin is right then the "perfectly possessed" are often sucessful.

Actually,, Hollywood did this in "The Devil's Advocate", where a lawyer agreed to the devil, became rich and successful and at the end, destroyed himself, but since it was Hollywood, he foresaw this and decided instead to do the right thing and remain poor.

Yet this is disturbing, and comes from CSpan not a "conspiracy" Site:

Don Lattin recalls the creation of the Harvard Psilocybin Project (Harvard Psychedelic Club) in 1960-1961 by a group of four students interested in studying the effects of psychedelic drugs. The students, Timothy Leary, Andrew Weil, Huston Smith, and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) would later introduce Americans to mind expanding drugs, alternative healing and medicine, and world religions. Don Lattin discusses his book at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
more HERE. from FORA TV.

Friday, July 22, 2011

From Father Ciszek

from Ignatiusblog:


Editor's note: The following selection is from Chapter 3, "Russia", in which Fr. Ciszek, having journeyed into Russia with Fr. Nestrov under the guise of being common workers, grapples with the frustration of not being able to establish any sort of Catholic connections or support.



And then one day, together, it dawned on us. God granted us the grace to see the solution to our dilemma, the answer to our temptation. It was the grace quite simply to look at our situation from His viewpoint rather than from ours. It was the grace not to judge our efforts by human standards, or, by what we ourselves wanted or expected to happen, but rather, according to God's design. It was the grace to understand that our dilemma, our temptation, was of our own making and existed only in our minds; it did not and could not coincide with the real world ordained by God and governed ultimately by His will....
Our dilemma at Teplaya-Gora came from our frustration at not being able to do what we thought the will of God ought to be in this situation, at our inability to work as we thought God would surely want us to work, instead of accepting the situation itself as his will. It is a mistake easily made by every man, saint or scholar, Church leader or day laborer. Ultimately, we come to expect God to accept our understanding of what his will ought to be and to help us fulfill that, instead of learning to see and accept his will in the real situations in which he places us daily.

The simple soul who each day makes a morning offering of "all the prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day''—and who then acts upon it by accepting unquestioningly and responding lovingly to all the situations of the day as truly sent by God—has perceived with an almost childlike faith the profound truth about the will of God. To predict what God's will is going to be, to rationalize about what his will must be, is at once a work of human folly and yet the subtlest of all temptations. The plain and simple truth is that his will is what he actually wills to send us each day, in the way of circumstances, places, people, and problems. The trick is to learn to see that—not just in theory, or not just occasionally in a flash of insight granted by God's grace, but every day. Each of us has no need to wonder about what God's will must be for us; his will for us is clearly revealed in every situation of every day, if only we could learn to view all things as he sees them and sends them to us.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

God is love? Right.

I woke up this morning from a dream where I was supposed to fly out with some bigshots to view the wildlife (was it in Africa or the midwest US? both...it was a dream) and I missed the meeting because I went to the wrong car and fell asleep waiting for them. At the same time I was working in a hospital but kept getting lost and not able to do the work, and knew I would have to drop out of the training.

Jumbled up stuff from the past...right now I'm feeling my life was a failure.

So I appreciated this article, from the Catholic exchange:

many (modern liberal priests) do preach the same way and it often goes something like this:

The only way that you can really know that God exists is from the wonderful, deep down experience of love. That’s all you need… because God IS love and that feeling is God. We know He is with us because of that experience. Don’t worry about trying to prove He exists because you can’t; you just know He’s there when people love you and you love other people. Now, go be nice to each other in the parking lot and experience God.

The practical problem with this kind of preaching is that there are plenty of people warming the pews who do not have that feeling. And they may not have had that feeling in a really, really long time. But they know pain rather well. And blinding grief. Or the dead zone of indifference, depression and Prozac. Even if we feed them, build them a house, eat donuts with them and hug them, they may still remain lost in that pain. Most of us who have reached adulthood (and many of us as children) have know that kind of grief.

Father smiles warmly at us and announces that God is love. Period. And we know this because we have that experience of it deep within us. And that is all we can know and all we need to know. That is all, brothers and sisters. We need nothing more. And our silent screaming broken hearts and deadened people look at him, hear him, and understand that God is irrelevant. He is not to be found in our pain. Because we cannot find “love” there....

Regardless of whether it is intentional, the effect is still bad because it narrows our view of God by covering up the Cross with smiley face stickers. ...

Without the suffering Christ.

The Catholics of old remembered the cross of christ because they were (in the US) poor immigrants. Their yuppie grandchildren embrace "happy" churches of liberal or superchurches with easy answers, or they seek for Jesus in the "all the answers in the bible" evangelical churches, where they may or may not learn more depth than the pastor's own interpretation of the Bible.

The worst stay "catholic" and claim they are the "new" church, and actively ridicule or oppose the bishops...they become anti catholic with a new age spirituality and they rarely go to church.

It's not that I'm depressed, it's that after 35 years of working with the suffering, I rarely can take that kind of superficial preaching.

Father Groeschel on EWTN is one preacher who touches my heart.

Another is Pastor Wilkerson's preaching: for at one point when he was offered fame, he withdrew and prayed instead, and became a prophet of God:

Numerous Christians, including pastors, have told me they are continually harassed by former sins. They say, “Brother Dave, if you only knew what I once did, how I sinned, you would understand why I’m so down. My sin still hangs over my head, and I battle constant guilt over it. I believe the Lord has forgiven me, that his blood is sufficient to cover my iniquity, but I don’t have the peace that comes from that knowledge.”...

All who take up the cross and fight the good fight of faith are in a constant battle. We all face evil thoughts—thoughts that come because of our past, or because of a sense of rejection, or simply because we live in wicked, sensual times. Yet when we apply Christ’s blood to these roots of doubt, it reaches into every cell of our being, including our minds, and thoroughly cleanses us. And that brings freedom and true rejoicing.

You are not alone in your struggle. He has sent you the Holy Spirit, who knows how to deal with the enemy and free you from all bondage. He is the still, small voice that will guide you and empower you through all your battles.

Pray with me: “Holy Spirit, I want to grow in spiritual fruitfulness. I want to be rid of all hypocrisy, and I want gentleness, patience and love. I know you still love me, in spite of my lack of these things. So, stand by me and help me. Amen.”






Chaput to Philly

the NCR interview with Chaput is HERE.

Keep him in your prayers.

I am aware of him because he is Native American, and I worked in the IHS and in many areas, the people were Catholic, although in some places, the priests were liberal and demoralized so the people were also.

His 1997 interview with the NCR, when he left Rapid City to go to Denver, is HERE:

Archbishop Chaput was born in 1944 in Concordia, Kan., a town of 7,000 people. Though he is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, he did not grow up on a reservation or within the Native American culture. Yet, he still looks to his roots. “There's a great convergence between my Franciscan vocation and Native American spirituality,” Archbishop Chaput said, explaining that both traditions have a great reverence and natural humility before God and creation, a willingness to sacrifice for the community and respect for elders and others.

Native Americans make up 40 percent of the Catholic population of Rapid City. Having a bishop who shares their culture has been a source of pride for many of them, but Archbishop Chaput's popularity has transcended ethnic lines.

“I think there's a greater unity here between the native people and the non-native people than when I arrived, and I think that's as much a function of the fact that I' Indian as anything else, and that's not something everybody can bring to the diocese,” Archbishop Chaput said. “I think native people feel comfortable with me and they feel like they belong to the Church because their bishop is one of them. And I think non-native people have seen that I' not a threat to them, as well. Native people can have leadership in the Church and it can be a good thing for everyone. I just hope that energy continues to grow.”

one needs to note that the Oklahoma Indians (which include those in southern Kansas) don't have reservations. They have been "assimilated" for awhile, but keep their traditions.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's all about ME ME ME

Ran into this on a podcast review blog:


Wise Counsel
Ellen Walker, Ph.D. on Childfree Living

Psychologist Ellen Walker, Ph.D. is the author of the book, Complete Without Kids: An Insiders Guide to Childfree Living by Choice or by Chance, written in reaction to her own decision to forgo having children and consequent awareness of many people who have made the same choice.

Social pressure to have children cause this choice to be stigmatized unfairly.

In response, she uses the term childfree rather than childless to emphasize that the choice to not have children can be a deliberate decision and not an absence.

Childfree adults can be organized into three categories depending on their motivation to become childfree: deliberate choice, happenstance (where the person might have been happy to go either way) and circumstance (where the option to have children was blocked).


They are not the same. Ten percent of married couples are infertile, and many of the "happenstance" types merely are postponing children and then find they are infertile when they try.
The grief of those who suffer from infertility is not the same as the selfishness of the "choice" group.
And then, of course, there are those of us who gave up marriage and children to serve the Lord. This used to be more common than now, when gov't subsidizes caretakers for the old and infirm, and when women with careers weren't shunned as unmarriagable.
(When I became a doctor, there were few women doctors, let alone married women doctors. So I figured I would never marry when I chose medical school.
However, society changed when I got back from Africa, so I was able to adopt children, and later, to my astonishment, found a husband.)

Though there are many advantages to not having children (including the opportunity emphasize career and interests, to put more energy into maintaining marital happiness, and to save and spend money for/on ones self), there are also challenges, including a widespread perception that other people view childfree adults as selfish and concerns about retirement planning and legacy.

Yes, career first. In my case, I chose to be unmarried, but here it means sex in a "partnership" or in a marriage, using contraception. Yet when one "choses" to reject God's gift of children when married, in order to pursue a career, often it also means neglecting one's husband for that career...

This can destroy a marriage, and not just for women (I have met too many doctor's wives and clergymen's wives who suffered neglect and were unhappy because their husband was married to the job).

Childfree orientated adults can have difficulties when in relationships with partners who have children due to competing expectation around who is the center of the parent partners attention.
(review, feed)
yeah, you chose not to have children so you could spend money on yourself and then you reinterpret your partner's children (from a previous marriage") as daring to get in the way of his attention to you.

Yes, this is why TomWolfe called the boomers the "me generation".

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Audio Bible

I do a lot of downloads, and although I did have an audiobible download, I rarely listened to it...but then someone posted on the P2P a dramatized version and it really makes a difference.

I don't know if it's this one or an older version, but you might want to try it, especially if you are like me and your eyes get tired when you read.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Russia returns to Orthodoxy

an article in The Hindu which looks at the return of Orthodoxy as a political force in Russia...

Alas, only 15 percent of folks actually are church goers, but the gov't is pushing religion to increase the ethical character of it's people, and the reporter seems annoyed at it.

note the part that all those "museums" will now become churches and all those valuable icons, which are artistic objects, might not get the care of a museum anymore...never mind that this means they now will inspire the faithful to prayer, which was why they were made in the first place (often Russian icon painters pray and fast because making an icon is a religious work for them).

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Medjugorje

I finally found the old pre 1990 BBC report on Medjugorje has been placed on youtube:





the entire film was about an hour in length so it's not all here.

Despite all the nitpicking, I believe Our Lady is appearing there...not all the stuff associated with the vision or visionaries is fully approved, but then neither were some of the predictions of La Salette, and a lot of Fatima types go overboard too.

Yet I felt the spirit there, and it changed my heart. I have gotten away from my rosary prayer group when I moved, and my spiritual life has been on and off, but nevertheless, I was changed spiritually there for the better.

And since I'm used to spiritual dryness, I have to admit it was one of the few times I felt the power of the spirit (the other times were also prayer services with different groups: Mother Nadine, Univ Steubenville, and once here with some protestants)

Yet in Medjugorje, it wasn't a passing thing during the service: You actually felt like there was grace all around...something I never felt anywhere else.

Paul VI was right

Last week the NYTimes had an article on why marriage should not be monogamous.

GetReligion blog has an expose on the "expert" who wrote the article, an aggressive gay activist, and includes this in their essay:


This puffy discussion of the benefits of consensual adultery could be seen as part of the political and cultural movement to divorce marriage from the purpose of the creation, care and raising of children, but at least the topic is broached of how social norms change as laws governing sex change. But this biological reality of how intercourse and intercourse alone result in procreation, around which the institution of marriage has traditionally been based, is only given the briefest possible mention — a phrase — before being basically ignored for the rest of the piece in which monogamy is characterized as little more than “boredom, despair, lack of variety and sexual death.”





it is part of the deconstruction of marriage after delinking sex from love and from procreation, making it a non moral recreation.

and so women abort the children accidentally conceived, or end up raising them without a spouse since the man eschews his responsibility, and of course, when they are old and alone, society will offer them euthanasia.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Gay marriage

On Spiked! a non Christian no holds barred site in the UK:

this is about dismantling marriage and affirming the sexual revolution in law,
not about allowing gay unions.


n the Anglo-American world, gay marriage has become one of those causes through which the cosmopolitan cultural elites define themselves and construct a moral contrast between their kind and ordinary folk. What’s really important for them is the sense of superiority experienced through the conviction that ‘we’ are not like ‘them’. In this way, a clear moral distinction can be drawn between the forward-looking attitudes of an enlightened, courageous minority and the backward-looking prejudices of a homophobic majority.

In the US, questioning the status of gay marriage is often depicted, not simply as an expression of disagreement, but as a direct form of discrimination. The mere expression of opposition towards a particular ritual, in this case gay marriage, is recast as more than a verbal statement – it is itself an act of discrimination, if not outright oppression....

It is worth noting that the rise of support for gay marriage, the emergence of this elite crusade against sexual heresy, coincides with the cultural devaluation of heterosexual marriage. Today, heterosexual marriage is frequently depicted as a site for domestic violence and child abuse. A review of academic literature on the subject would indicate a preoccupation with the damaging consequences of heterosexual marriage. Terms such as the ‘dark side of the family’ invoke a sense of dread about an institution where dominating men allegedly brutalise their partners and their children.

This preoccupation of professional victimologists is reflected in popular culture. Cinema and television constantly give us stereotypical stories about unhappy, failed and dysfunctional heterosexual marriages. In contrast, same-sex unions are treated with reverence in popular culture, depicted as mature relationships between loving equals.

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more at that link:


Helen Searls was critical of pro-gay-marriage campaigners. Wendy Kaminer looked at the politics of gay marriage in the US and in light of the expulsion of a US college student, wondered if criticism of gays is a form of secular blasphemy. Jennie Bristow was critical of the UK government’s civil partnerships act. Read more at spiked issue Liberties.

Catholic books

Librivox has an audiobook on St Anthony of Padua for free download.

they also have one on The Lepers of Molocai, about Father Damian.

then there are some mysteries:

  1. Lord, Daniel A.. "Murder in the Sacristy" · (readers)
  2. Lord, Daniel A.. "Red Arrows in the Night" · (readers)
lots of chesterton and catholic classics if you search their catalogue:

  1. Patrick, Saint. "Collected Works of Saint Patrick" · (readers)

  1. St. Teresa of Avila. "Book of the Foundations" · (readers)
  2. Teresa de Jesus (Avila), Santa. "Conceptions of Divine Love" · (readers)
  3. Teresa de Jesus (Avila), Santa. "Interior Castle, The" · (readers)
  4. [Spanish] Teresa de Jesus (Avila), Santa. "Libro de la Vida, El" · (readers)
  5. Teresa de Jesus (Avila), Santa. "Life of St. Teresa, The" · (readers)
  6. [Spanish] Teresa de Jesus (Avila), Santa. "Vivir sin vivir en mi" (in "Spanish Poetry Collection 001") · (readers)
  7. Teresa de Jesus (Avila), Santa. "Way of Perfection, The" · (readers)
they also had some children's books under fiction but I didn't link...will do this next time they post one.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Yup. Obama is using US Taxpayer money to push gay marriage

Hillary not only is pushing the RH bill in the Philippines, but she brags about how the US State Department got Lady Gaga to lead the gay rights parade in Rome.

Why? It's a "twofer" (two for one)..every gay in America will know Obama supports gay marriage and other gay agenda items but few Christians will hear about what was done behind the scenes.

And of course this allows them to embarass the Pope without being obvious.

More at my BNN Blog.

The feast of the Sacred Heart

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