The spiritual dimension of this grisly "business" is its systematizing of ritual blood sacrifice to the god of child murder, Moloch, who we know of from the severe condemnations of him in the Old Testament (Lev 18:21, 20:2-5, 1 Kings 11:5.33, 2 Kings 23:13 and Zephaniah 1:5). This demon of murder appears in many forms and cultures through history (Phoenician, Carthaginian, Canaanite, Celt, Indian, Aztec and others) but is always the same bloodthirsty beast that demands the killing of children as his form of worship. This demon is not content with a single act of murder here and there. His insatiable appetite for the death of innocents seeks public endorsement to justify his gruesome deeds, and he needs a systematic expression of it to increase his worship. The modern abortion industry offers ritual blood sacrifice to the ancient abortion demon. It is in every way a demonic religion. It has its sacred dogma ("choice"), its ruling hierarchy (Planned Parenthood), its theologians (feminist ideologues), its sacrificing priesthood (abortionists), its temples (abortion mills or abortuories), altars (surgical tables), ritual victims (primarily babies and secondarily women), acolytes and sacristans (clinic workers and death-scorts/deathscorts), congregations (all supporters of abortion) and its own unifying principle of sacramental "grace" (money). In short, the abortion industry is a perfect demonic system which offers a perverse form of worship to the devil. The sacrificial victim in this demonic religion is not a brute animal as was offered to the Old Testament God of Israel in a legitimate system of religious sacrifices. In abortion, the victim is an innocent human being who is made in the "image and likeness of God" and who can never defend herself. This combination of innocence, parental participation and ritualized obliteration of the visage of God in human form is the devil's way of blaspheming the Father with the misguided participation of God's own children. The systematic destruction of the human body which St. Paul calls "the temple of the Holy Spirit" is a blasphemous insult to God. If the abortion business is not truly demonic, nothing is. From this perspective, the need for a deeply spiritual approach to ending the abortion holocaust is fundamental. It does not absolve us from working in every way humanly possible to end abortion, but it puts all our human activity into the right perspective. In this month of the Precious Blood we must cover every abortionist, abortion mill and client of the abortion industry with Christ's Blood in order to conquer the blood sacrifice of the devil with the greatest force of good known to man. If His Blood is properly applied over time with great love, we will see conversions from even the most devoted advocates of abortion. The Blood of Christ is a strong shield for all who pray and work for life and reminds us that our pro-life work brings us to Calvary to stand in solidarity with the unborn child who is unjustly deprived of life.So here's a quick summary: 1. It has its sacred dogma ("choice") 2. Its ruling hierarchy (Planned Parenthood) 3. Its theologians (feminist ideologues) 4. Its sacrificing priesthood (abortionists) 5. Its temples (abortion mills or abortuories) 6. Altars (surgical tables) 7. Ritual victims (primarily babies and secondarily women) 8. Acolytes and sacristans (clinic workers and death-escorts/deathscorts) 9. Congregations (all supporters of abortion) 10. Its own unifying principle of sacramental "grace" (money). (Hat Tips: Annunciation Church, Spirit & Life, LifeSite, & Catholic Exchange)
MORE than 1200 years ago hordes of bloodthirsty Viking raiders descended on Ireland, pillaging monasteries and massacring the inhabitants. On Wednesday, one of their more mild-mannered descendants stepped ashore to apologise. The Danish Minister for Culture, Brian Mikkelson, who was in Dublin to celebrate the arrival of a replica Norse longboat, apologised for the invasion and destruction inflicted. "In Denmark we are certainly proud of this ship but we are not proud of the damage to the people of Ireland that followed in the footsteps of the Vikings," Mr Mikkelson declared in his welcoming speech delivered by the River Liffey.Nice. The Anglo-Saxon St. Willibrord followed by the Frankish St. Ansgar (Ansgarius) arrived in Denmark in 725 A.D. and began the slow process of Christianizing my warlike Norman ancestors. I for one am very thankful that my ancestors, those that arrived with King Rollo and later led by William the Conqueror, were converted to Christianity. Now on my mother's side my family is still awaiting an apology from the government of Saudi Arabia for invading, colonizing, and enslaving my Visigothic ancestors for 700+ years in the Iberian peninsula. Thank goodness, through the intercession of Santiago, that the Catholic monarchs and the Reconquista were able to free my mother's family from the bondage of Islam. ¡Viva Cristo Rey!
This picture here is the inside of the church. I'm standing in the middle of the aisle facing the altar (after Mass of course).
The next two pictures are to the left of the altar and to the right of the altar.
Here you can see Fr. Rebuldela cleaning up the church with his back facing me. Notice the sunshine streaming in from in the background, it's almost 8:00 am. That means it time for me to hit the beach!
Now I'm still standing in the middle of the aisle, but here I turn around and take a picture of the front entrance of the church from the inside.
Now this picture is to give you a perspective of where the Marian and St. George shrines (statues) are at the front of the exterior of the church . To the far left you can barely see the Mother of God with a lei on her. And to the far right you can see the statue of St. George a bit better. The two pictures following this one are upclose shots of both of them.
Here we see Mary with a lei on her.
Here is St. George the dragon slayer! The picture following this one was taken at the righthandside of this picture facing the side of the church.
Ok, facing St. George if you were to walk to the right of the statue you would see the side of the church below. Notice the plumerias on the ground, they're used to make leis in Hawaii.
And lastly this is a sharp corner angle of St. George Church in Waimanalo. You can barely see the statue of St. George in the middle of the picture. The banana colored car you see there is my rental vehicle. That's what I use to get around Oahu when not using my canoe.
I apologize for the delay in posting these pics. I hope to post pics of St. Theresa's Church in Kekaha, Hawaii. Where I grew up and call my hometown. For now here's the link for St. George Church in Waimanalo here. To learn more about being a Catholic in Hawaii go visit Esther's blog at A Catholic Mom in Hawaii.
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