Monday, December 2, 2013

"Wine to Drink Mingled with Gall"



 Let GOD arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;

Let all who hate Him flee before His Holy Face.
~Psalm 67

The “Special Message” from the Bishops recently, makes me a bit angry; it is kind of like closing the barn door after all of the animals have gotten out, and trying to round them all up. I am an outspoken Catholic and I will not be quiet when I feel that Gods words are not being listened to or followed, and for that I will pick up my cross and walk the best way I can.

Cardinal George said, “I will die in my bed.  My successor will die in prison. His successor will be martyred.” Could this be because he has not carried the Cross the way he should have, and his successor will be the one to suffer for him not picking up that Cross? Why haven’t the Bishops said what they should have said for years and years about the evils of; contraception, abortion, euthanasia and sodomy? Did they not say anything for fear of the collection basket not being filled, or were they concerned that people would leave? I think the latter.

The Bishop has asked for vocations even so far as writing his own prayer, which I do pray, but for what is he asking? Is he asking for vocations so the new priests can hang on the cross (literally) because he did not have the courage to stand up for what the Church actually teaches? Who stands up for these priests who do, speak the truth? Is it the Bishops, those same bishops who tell priests they have eight minutes for a homily? Lord forbid if they do speak the “Truth” about sin, does a wealthy parishioner call downtown? And the priest is then moved into east Booneville! I have heard that a list of forbidden topics exists. If it is not true, why is there is silence from the pulpit on these matters?

Have the bishops become so aloof that the eternal souls of people whose souls they were entrusted on the day of their ordination do not matter to them, as long as their comforts here on earth continue? I know you cannot answer my questions, but believe me, I speak for many Catholics. Those Catholics who do not have the courage to stand up and say what needs to be said, because they will be black-balled, ignored, and mistreated by the clergy. They stay silent out of fear. I would love to have a question and answer with the bishops on just these kinds of questions, but I suppose that would never and will never happen.

I will never give up fighting for the “Truth”.  I will never stop praying, every single day of my life for the Holy Father, the bishops and the priests. I will never cease speaking out when I see or hear things being done, because the truth is not spoken. I will continue to stand up for the good priests, when they do what is right. I pray, that I will be held accountable, if I have unjustly or harshly criticized clergy but it is for love of the Church that I do so, and for the love of the souls who are thirsting for the truth and are getting “wine to drink mingled with gall”(Mt 27:34) from the pulpit.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blessed Virgin Mary



An Apologetic Treatise 
of 
Our Ever Blessed Virgin Mother



I would like to discuss a little bit about the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Let’s first begin with some history.  At the beginning of Genesis there was woman God made of Adam’s rib, her name was Eve, I am sure you know who she is.   She was the first woman.  We all know how that story ends right?  It ends with Eve being tempted by the serpent, and eating from the forbidden tree.  As a punishment to all for the first man and woman’s disobedience, God punished them both with having to leave a Garden of Eden and experience death and loss of eternal life.  This death I am talking about is not just death of the body but it is death of the soul.  Adam and Eve and all their descendants had no chance at Heaven after Adam and Eve’s disobedience.  God had meant for them to live forever because He loved them so very much, even more than we can humanly comprehend.



This brings me to the Blessed Virgin Mary, she had to be conceived without the stain of original sin,she had to be a sinless pure vessel. Orginal the sin that all of us have when we are born because of the disobedience of our first parents Adam and Eve. The Blessed Mother did not have this sin. She had to be and was the perfect vessel for Jesus to be placed, the Word made flesh.  This was done so that we, fallible sinful humans could have another chance at eternal life. That is why Jesus came and died and was raised from the dead for.  

God made a perfect vessel just like the people of Israel made for Tablets of the Ten Commandments to be kept safe in.  This gold vessel precisely made, carried the hand written Word of God. This vessel was called the Arc of the Covenant. 


The Blessed Virgin Mary was immaculately conceived, precisely made, according to Gods Holy plan just as the Arc of the Covenant had been made thousands of years before.  This Arc, the Blessed Virgin Mary, contained the hand written Word of God made flesh, Jesus.  This handmade Word of God would come in another perfectly made vessel. This vessel would be a young Jewish Virgin Girl, Mary the daughter of St. Ann and St. Joachim. The New Arc of the Covenant would contain the Son of the Most High, the word made flesh Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

The reason I have gone into so much detail,is to explain why we Catholics pray for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary the mother of God made flesh. If for no other reason we should respect and love her for that reason alone.  She with her “YES” to the Holy Ghost the night of the Annunciation gave us once again the chance at eternal life, something that had been lost when the forbidden fruit was eaten many many years before in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve. 


Now in defense of the veneration honor and love for our Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God, the Mother that Jesus gave to us while He was dying on the cross. Jesus gave His Mother not only to John His favorite disciple but to all us, His brothers and sisters. He entrusted the care to St. John of His Mother and His Mother to John and us. Even in today’s society who doesn’t want their mother loved and cared for and treated with the utmost respect, protected and loved?  

Our mothers carried us for nine months and then cared for us until we were old enough to take care of ourselves, am I correct? With that being said, for those of you who are Catholics and who have not had the Dogma of our faith explained or for those of you who are of a different faith, we do not worship the Blessed Mother we love and respect Her and we ask for Her help in difficult times to pray for us just as you would your own mother or family member who you love and care about.  Who better to ask for intervention than the Mother of God the Word made Flesh? Instead of asking for prayers from a sinful human you can ask the sinless Mother of Jesus.


I had a Catholic ask me the other day “Why do you feel you need to ask for prayer from the Blessed Mother and the Saints, why don’t you just go to God?” I explained this to my 11 year old son not too terribly long ago.  If you had gotten in trouble with your father for doing something wrong, who did you go to for help to ease things, maybe your mother? This is similar; we go to our mother because we are in need of her help here intervention, she would intercedes for us.  Do we have to go through the Blessed Virgin Mary no,because scripture tells us that we do not have to, but I know for a fact that it has helped me more times than I can remember. I think an intercessor might be a good idea and maybe God will be easier with our punishment, when the Mother of His only Son intervenes for us
Remember God picked her, she is something very special.


Let’s tackle the prayers of intercession to Our Ever Blessed Mother and to the Saints.I also look up to them as role models for the virtuous lives they led. I do pray and ask for intervention from Our Blessed Mother by way of the Rosary. The Rosary that I feel will lead us to the salvation our Lord God wants for all His Children. After praying the Rosary and really meditating on what it means (the life of Christ) it is the best prayer we can pray besides our Holy Mass, the Mass is the ultimate prayer. I believe in my heart that the Rosary will be the chain that will bind satan one day forever.


I hope that helps people understand the reason most Catholics ask for the help and intercession of the Most Blessed Ever Virgin Mary Mother of God.

The words of the Angel Gabriel in the book of Luke 1:28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. Luke 1:42 Elizabeth said: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 

This translates into the Hail Mary which is scriptural:
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed if the fruit of thy womb Jesus, holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Homily for a Soldier

I would like to start my blog a new way from now on, I would like to start it with a Psalm.
Let GOD arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;

Let all who hate Him flee before His Holy Face.
~Psalm 67





I received an email today from a friend. The email contained a homily given at a fallen soldier's funeral. This homily touched my heart so very much, I wanted to share it. It was posted yesterday, Veterans Day.


Today is Veteran's Day and I was thinking of a Funeral Mass that I offered a few years ago for a young soldier who was killed in action.  Thank you to him and to all who have served our country in the Armed Forces.  This is the homily that I delivered at his funeral.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
At the very founding of this Nation, our forefathers recognized and acknowledged what was — in their words — self-evident. Namely, that every human life is sacred. And, that these inalienable rights — of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — are given not by an act of law or by man-made decree, but rather are given as a gift from the Creator. The Founders declared that it is the role of government to secure and protect these inalienable and self-evident rights. Today — at home and abroad — the sacredness of human life is everywhere under attack. Today, what was self-evident to those who came before us is often obscured by ideology, by a culture of death and by evil.
 Today we mourn the death of Stephen Fortunato. Stephen was a soldier. The soldier does not primarily exist to take human life, but to protect human life. What inspired Stephen to enlist in the Army was when he saw the inalienable rights of his fellow Americans threatened in the terrorist attacks of September 11th. In order to defend and to protect the life, liberty and happiness of others, Stephen voluntarily surrendered his own freedoms. He gave up the right to be with his own family and friends so that others could enjoy that right. He gave up the warmth of home and familiarity, so that others could enjoy such things. He gave up the right to come and go as he pleased so that others could enjoy that right. And last week, on a roadside in Afghanistan, he made the supreme sacrifice and surrendered his own right to life in order to secure and to protect the lives of his countrymen. Our Lord tells us that there is no greater love than to lay down one's own life for a friend.
On an October morning in 1983, it was actually October 2nd — the Feast of the Guardian Angels — a baby boy was carried by his family into this church and he was baptized. In that moment, Stephen Fortunato was given the promise of immortality; the promise of eternal life. From that moment on, he belonged to Christ. Christ, the Good Shepherd, was forever at the side of Stephen.
 Today, we — who live half a world away — cannot help but wonder what the last moments of Stephen's life were like. Perhaps you wish that you could have been there with him as he breathed his last; with him to comfort and console him; with him to express your love and affection; with him to say goodbye. But this was not possible. In this way, Stephen's sacrifice is also your sacrifice. You have given a husband, a son, a brother, a grandson, a friend to a grateful nation. That nation and its citizens owe you and Stephen a debt of gratitude. Stephen was rightly outraged when others attempted to steal the God given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from his countrymen. Stephen's response to that outrage was to sacrifice his own rights to protect and defend the rights of others. All of us who are gathered here today might well learn from his example. Imagine how much our nation would benefit if there were more persons who — like Stephen — were dedicated to protecting the inalienable rights of others — the right to life, to liberty and to the pursuit of happiness.
 Although you are undoubtedly consoled by the military honors that Stephen deservedly receives today, our gathering here in this church reminds us that when the volleys have all been fired and the sound of the bugle has faded, there is something that lasts forever — something that remains.
 When Stephen entered into the valley of the shadow of death on a roadside in a faraway land, he was not alone. You — his family — made sure of that. You gave him something that lasts forever. When you carried him into this church 25 years ago, you introduced Stephen to the Good Shepherd. And Christ has never left the side of Stephen. "Even though I should walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. With thy rod and thy staff, thou givest me comfort." Christ, the Good Shepherd, has led the way through the valley of death and in his resurrection, he has conquered man's greatest enemy — death itself. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, went ahead of Stephen to prepare a place for him in the Father's house. When Stephen closed his eyes to this world, Christ was beside him. And it is our Christian hope that when Stephen opened his eyes again, the Good Shepherd welcomed him to life eternal.
 On an October morning 25 years ago, you carried your son into this church, and entrusted him to Christ the Good Shepherd. You trusted that Christ, the Good Shepherd would stay forever at his side and guide him beside restful waters and would refresh his soul. This morning, your family, your community, your parish, your country, carries your son again into this church. We ask God to have mercy on the soul of Stephen and to purify him. We give thanks to Almighty God for Stephen's life and for his devoted and complete service. We also ask God to give to each one of us a deep and abiding friendship with Jesus Christ — for he is the way to the Father's House. And apart from him we can do nothing.
 Stephen began his journey to eternal life here in this church — dedicated to Mary, Star of the Sea. Today marks the end of Stephens mission; of his journey. May Mary, Star of the Sea, now guide him from the troubled waters of Earth to the safe harbors of heaven. May Christ, the Good Shepherd, now open to Stephen the doors of the Father's House, and may Stephen discover within its halls what he so willingly and valiantly sacrificed for others — true life, true liberty and everlasting happiness. 
Amen.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Let GOD arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;

Let all who hate Him flee before His Holy Face.
~Psalm 67


Just a reminder, to those of you who I gave this information to 9 years ago soon to be 10 and for those to whom I have never given this too here it is.  FYI Here This conference is taking place in Michigan August 10, 2013. If anyone wants to go please let me know. Also keep in your prayers our Christian brothers and sisters being killed on a regular basis in Islamic countries.
God Bless,

“Even to the death fight for truth, and the Lord your God will battle for you.”
~Sirach 4:28
 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
~John 8:32

U.S. Arab-American author outlines secret 20-year strategy to undermine country WND here
A refugee from the Muslim Middle East thinks he has discovered Islam's 20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020
Anis Shorrosh, author of ''Islam Revealed'' and ''The True Furqan,'' is a Christian Arab-American who emigrated from Arab-controlled Jerusalem in January 1967.
''The following is my analysis of Islamic invasion of America, the agenda of Islamists and visible methods to take over America by the year 2020,'' Shorrosh says. ''Will Americans continue to sleep through this invasion as they did when we were attacked on 9/11?''
1. Terminate America's freedom of speech by replacing it with statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills.(happening Zimmerman) here
2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson  and other visible religious personalities who promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves. In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ''Abed.''
3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges, universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.(Now in Catholic Schools, Badin(Hamilton,Oh) and Mother of Mercy in Cincinnati)here
4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.(White House now) Below
5. Take control of as much of Hollywood, the press, TV, radio and the Internet as possible by buying the related corportations or a controlling stock.(Books for schools manufactured by Muslim companies, Fox stock holder is Walid Bin Talal Saudi prince)here
6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of America – black gold. America’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent of it comes from the Middle East.
7. Yell ''foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist, un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran'' anytime Islam is criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.
8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire government positions and get membership in local school boards. Train Muslims a medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research and pharmaceutical l companies (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than America?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization in a discreet way.(Grover Norquist's wife was the head of Islamic Free Market closet Council of Islamic American Relations who are UN-indited co-conspirators in an on going investigation with the FBI)here
9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via:
  • Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961).( illegal immigrants,immigration bill)
  • Use no birth control whatsoever – every baby of Muslim parents is automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.
  • Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually). Then divorce them and remarry every five years – since one can't legally marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America.
  • Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants (so far 2,000 released inmates have joined al-Qaida worldwide). Only a few ''sleeper cells'' have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil.
10. Reading, writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational system, mosques and student centers (now 1,500) should be sprinkled with dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are currently 300 exclusively Muslim schools in the U.S. which teach loyalty to the Quran, not the U.S. Constitution. In January of 2002, Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Washington mailed 4,500 packets of the Quran and videos promoting Islam to America's high schools – free of charge. Saudi Arabia would not allow the U.S. to reciprocate. (Ross Schools Ohio in 2008 had 4 Muslim Indonesian clerics to their schools for 2 weeks with out parental notice)
11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in America to establish ''Centers for Islamic studies'' with Muslim directors to promote Islam in higher-education institutions.(example Michigan State University has footbaths so much for the church/state thing right?)here
12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, when in truth, Islam hijacked the terrorists.here
13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for sympathy and tolerance towards Muslims in America who are portrayed as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.
14. Nullify America's sense of security by manipulating the intelligence community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans with reports of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports, apartment buildings and malls. here
15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic Sharia as the way of life, not America's justice system. here
16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S., but use the funds to support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.(Your tax dollars) here
17. Raise interest in Islam on America's campuses by insisting freshman take at least one course on Islam. here
18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington, mosques, Islamic student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by Internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the faith and engender news in the media.
19. Send intimidating messages and messengers (I lived this personally) to the outspoken individuals who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook. 20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the U.S. by spotlighting their voting record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.
By
Aaron Cantor USAF (ret)
Look who’s new in the white house!
Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development
for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser
Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser and
founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
and is its current executive director
Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar from
the Islamic Society of North America
Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based
Neighborhood Partnerships
This is flat-out scary!!!
The foxes are now officially living in the hen house…
Now ask me why I am very concerned!!!
Do you feel OK with this???