Thursday, August 31, 2006
Poland Lectured on 'Gay' Rights
Poland was told to get in line with European values of homosexual license, or 'gay rights' as liberals refer to it, abortion on demand and the death penalty. So says the European Union at a meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
Poland's prime minister flew to Brussels yesterday to receive a public warning that his nation is seen as a threat to "European values" over the ruling coalition's conservative views on issues ranging from the death penalty to homosexuality.I pray that Poland will be able to change these so-called European 'values'. It's already beginning with Chancellor Merkel of Germany. For more on this development click here. For further stories on the return of Christianity in Europe click here.
NYT: GOP Hates Midgets
And that folks is your Cartoon-of-the-Day. To view more from Gaggle click here.
Charles Darwin and Adolph Hitler
The 20th century is the bloodiest Christian century ever. More Christians have died for their faith in the 20th century than all previous centuries combined. May Charles Darwin's theory of evolution have something to do with this? Joseph Stalin wanted to consolidate power in the Soviet Union by eliminating, ie, killing, millions of Ukrainians to create a liberal Utopia of no religion and communist apologists. Mao Tse Tung killed millions of Chinese in his attempt of creating another atheist state based on secular ideas. Pol Pot destroyed entire cities to manipulate man into a secular rural society of communism. Adolph Hitler, along with killing millions of Jews, massacred as many Christians in Poland and elsewhere to remove the vestiges of an 'inferior' race. What fueled these madmen? I believe that when you turn away from God, such as the French did in 1789, you unleash evil. The moral bounds are unhinged and everything goes. Look at the motto of the time, "Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death!" The idea of making Man superior to God led to Darwin's theory of evolution or the theory of Natural Selection. This started what we call Eugenics today, a social theory advocating the improvement of human hereditary traits through various forms of intervention. This not ironically is what Margaret Sanger believed in and pushed in wanting to eliminate the 'Negro Race'. She later became the founder of Planned Parenthood in persute of this goal. Eugenics is what Adolph Hitler believed in. First by eliminating the sick and invaled. Then by sterilizing undesirables. Then finally by destroying what he believed to be a cancer to his regime of the 'Master Race', Jews and anyone who stood in his way of this Darwinist Utopia. A documentary has recently been released linking Darwin and Hitler titled, Darwin's Deadly Legacy. The documentary views the Holocaust as a consequence of Darwin's theory of evolution and the eventual social impact.
"Darwin's Deadly Legacy even connects evolutionary theory to Adolph Hitler's policies during his Third Reich. The documentary makes the case that the Holocaust can be linked to efforts by the German dictator to speed up the evolutionary process, as he understood it."Ideas have consequences and too many Christians paid the price of these secular and liberal ideas of Man. To read more on this new documentary click here.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Video of the Day: You're #@t!
Yeah, the beginning kind of gives it away, but it's still funny to me. I hope you all enjoyed it. And that folks, is the video of the day!
Wal-Mart Validates 'Gay' Agenda
First Ford began supporting the homosexual license movement (much more correctly said than 'gay rights' movement). Now the symbol of middle-America has jumped on board and is also validating the 'gay' agenda. That's right, Wal-Mart. They have cowtowed to the politically correct crowd and betrayed their own values that many consumers share with Wal-Mart. Americas seems to continue to slouch towards Gomorrah as another icon of American industry joins the bandwagon of the homosexual license agenda of shaking down big business by threats of 'bigotry'.
Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute at Concerned Women for America, said that by joining forces with the NGLCC, Wal-Mart is "validating the idea that homosexual activists have the right to shake down corporations out of fear of being called bigots."Maybe a boycott is in order along the lines of the boycott on Ford? To learn more of this development click here. UPDATED: Wal-Mart doesn't care about its conservative base; for the story click here.
New USCCB Seminary Guidelines Approved
...by the Vatican! Here's a particular excerpt that should help return the American episcopate (in general) back to orthodoxy:
"A candidate must be prepared to accept wholeheartedly the Church's teaching on sexuality in its entirety."This new 98-page Program of Priestly Formation document, the fifth of its kind, as officially approved by the Vatican has been issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is a reaction to the poorly formed priest of the past, many dating prior to Vatican II, that contributed to the priest sex scandals. Hopefully this will reduce the homosexual predator from non-existence from our innocent children. This should continue the healing process for the Church in America and bring back more confidence in our wonderful priests. In our own Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston this should hopefully end the 'inventiveness' of a couple of our priests who help teach and form seminary students at St. Mary's Seminary. To read the new document click here. To read this article from LifeSite click here.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Chancellor Merkel Will Push for a Christian EU
Chancellor Merkel had an 'intense' discussion with Pope Benedict XVI at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo concerning various topics, among them, the inclusion of a reference to Christianity in the European Union constitution. Germany will be heading up the EU presidency with Merkel soon and has become adamant in recognizing Europes Christian heritage. Resistance is expected to come from France mostly, with the Scandinavian countries followed closely and a weary United Kingdom. I personally hope and pray that they recognize their Christian heritage before they all fall into dhimminitude. For more on this article click here.
Monday, August 28, 2006
French UN peacekeepers are seen here caravaning through Tyre, Lebanon. How do I know their French? Take a look at their white flag. (Hat Tip: Newsbusters)
Islam Poses a Threat to the West
So says 53% of Britons polled by The Daily Telegraph (UK).
The findings were revealed as Ruth Kelly, the Communities Secretary, conceded that the multi-culturalist approach encouraged by the Left for two decades had probably been a mistake and could have contributed to the alienation that many young Muslims said they felt and experienced.Oh, c'mon, they are the religion of peace after all. Right. Multiculturism should teach respect for other cultures, not create a seperate society. Multicultural claptrap that demeans our own culture at the expense of a minority culture by creating enclaves, ghettos, and seperate societies will only start the decline of the West as we become less proud of who we are and where we came from because of bleeding heart liberals and the party of death, ie, the Democrats. (Hat Tip: ++relapsed catholic++) For more on this article by Jihad Watch click here. To read The Daily Telegraph article here.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
"Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to Him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on" --World Youth Day, 2005A wonderful quote I read at the end of the "Why I am Catholic" video.
Friday, August 25, 2006
St. Athanasius on Bishops and Hell
I am unable to confirm whether or not St. Athanasius said this or not, but having many millstone bishops in these United States this quotation struck a chord with me so here I am sharing with you all.
"The floor of hell is covered with the skulls of bishops." --St. Athanasius
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Debauchery at Lourdes
After a day of reflection and prayer at Lourdes these young Brits go out on the town and 'let loose'. They get wasted and raise noise in Lourdes, upsetting residents and making a mockery of themselves. I think this is how St. Patricks Day started. At first it was a respectful celebration of the great evangelizer of Ireland. With Mass, a parade, and revelry towards St. Patrick. Eventually it turned into a secular bachanal of drinking and sex. Shame on these young Brits and their parents. To read more of this sad and deprave behavior click here.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Conservatives Have More Babies
An interesting article came out on Wall Street Journal's online editorial edition comparing and contrasting who loves having a family and who doesn't. It seems that the liberally inclined that generally vote for the Democratic ticket are having much fewer children than their conservatively inclined Republican voters. This shows yet again why the Pro-Life movement is entrenched on the side of Republican issues such as banning abortion and the Anti-Life movement, they refer to themselves as Pro-Choice, favor Democrats. Could it be that liberals 'choosing' to abort are generally more selfish and narcissistic and conservatives are more family oriented and love life more? I say yes. Whether consciously or subconsciously, even when a liberal argues they love life, they undermine their argument when they are for aborting, ie, killing young babies, because of a 'lifestyle' choice. Well choices have consequences and recent studies are showing that, even when taken into account other demographic factors, Democratic strongholds like California in 20 years time will be solidly Republican because Republicans are having more babies than Democrats. Now which party is more pro-family? For more on this article click here. To learn more about this baby gap click here.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Why I Am Catholic
A nicely done video highlighting, for me, some of the many reasons why I am Catholic myself and why I love this gift that our Lord and Savior left for us. (Hat Tip: A Catholic Life) To see another posting of this video click here. To see the original posting of this video from Evangelical Catholicism click here.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Greatest Words Ever Told
Taken from the Gospel of St. John:
(48) I am the bread of life. (49) Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. (51) I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." (53) So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; (54) he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (55) For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (56) He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. (57) As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. (58) This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever." (60) Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?" (61) But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this?"You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; --John 5:39 But there are some of you that do not believe." For Jesus knew from the first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would betray him. --John 6:64 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me." --John 14:6 Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice." --John 18:37 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? --John 8:47
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Mysterious Crosses Appear
A fire went through St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chelsea, Australia gutting the interior. What happened afterwards was certainly odd. Four crosses appeared behind the altar. Two on each side, obviously burn marks left by four metal plaques. The irony is that there are other metal plaques inside the church but no burn marks surrounding them. Normally I would post the pics, but blogger is giving me problems so you'll have to click below for the pics. I apologize for the inconvenience. For more on this story click here.
Friday, August 18, 2006
The Coming Exodus From Europe
20 years from now, when our own children are in College, Americans will be seeing the beginning of the exodus from Europe. This exodus will not be the tired, the poor, nor the meek. This exodus will be young Europeans fleeing a rotting Europe. Yes, the socialist welfare state that Democrats and liberals croon about will be imploding. The young Muslims who rioted in the streets for an entire month in France will represent the new Europe. Socialists dogmas of free healthcare, 28 hour work weeks, two months mandatory vacation, homosexual marriage, etc will come crashing down. With Europes replacement rate of 1.3 children born per couple across the board in Europe, the tax payers needed to feed the socialist welfare monster created will begin to buckle under the system. 20 years from now retirees will be demanding their fare share of this welfare and there won't be the needed enough tax payers to fund this. The end result, more taxes. We've seen in the past many Scandinavian sports stars, doctors, and other professionals leave the Scandinavian utopia for America's low taxes. Why leave this utopia? Because it is a lie. Who wants to pay 70%, 80%, even 90% (it once was 110% in Denmark in the 1960')s of their paycheck into a welfare state that doesn't integrate their Muslim immigrants and doesn't foster more babies. Why if Democrats hear keep screaming how 'family' friendly Europes social programs are that Europeans are not having children, one if that, at all? Yes, in roughly 20 years we'll begin to see young post-Christian Europeans fleeing over-taxed Europe (and Islamicized) for America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada. Where taxes are lower, freedom isn't regulated, and intolerant Muslim populations haven't overwhelmed our Christian heritage. Yes, there will be an exodus of young Europeans fleeing Europe, leaving it more Islamic and less European. We will see the end of Western Civilization heritage in Europe. The great cathedrals will be turned into mosques, the gay night clubs will be closed, and girls will be wearing burkahs. Let's not let this happen here in our great Christian country of America. (Hat Tip: Catholic and Enjoying It!) For more on this article click here.
Some Friday Fun
Some Friday fun. It's French so that explains the video. I came across this video off the blog, Joey Honey, an acquaintance of mine from the Houston Catholic young adult scene and I can't get the tune out of my head. Enjoy. To view some similarly odd, yet entertaining videos, click here. To view Joey Honey click here. To learn more about You Tube click here and here.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
America's Worst President Ever: Jimmy Carter
President James Earl Carter, Jr., better known as Jimmy Carter, is America's worst president ever. At least of the 20th century. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, former President Jimmy Carter equates evangelical Christians with Islamic terrorists such as Hezbolla, Hamas, and Al-Qaeda. Called Israels defense an unjustified attack on Lebanon, Here's an excerpt of the interview:
SPIEGEL: One main points of your book is the rather strange coalition between Christian fundamentalists and the Republican Party. How can such a coalition of the pious lead to moral catastrophes like the Iraqi prison scandal in Abu Ghraib and torture in Guantanamo? Carter: The fundamentalists believe they have a unique relationship with God, and that they and their ideas are God's ideas and God's premises on the particular issue. Therefore, by definition since they are speaking for God anyone who disagrees with them is inherently wrong. And the next step is: Those who disagree with them are inherently inferior, and in extreme cases -- as is the case with some fundamentalists around the world -- it makes your opponents sub-humans, so that their lives are not significant. . . . . .And, of course, fundamentalists don't believe they can make mistakes, so when we permit the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib, it's just impossible for a fundamentalist to admit that a mistake was made.Carter oversaw the biggest humiliation of our country up until 9/11. In 1979, during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, Iranian Muslim terrorists took over the American embassy in Tehran and siezed 55+ American hostages and held them hostage for over 14 months. President Jimmy Carter allowed Ayatollah Rubollah Khomeini and his Muslim clerics to seize control of Iran. Today Iran is a few years, if not months, away from developing a nuclear weapon and has declared to 'wipe Israel off the face of the earth'. President Carter responded to his own mistake by sending an ill-advised rescue mission that left eight American soldiers dead in Iran. He failed to get the release of the Iranian hostages, fortunately president-elect Ronald Reagan did what President Carter was unable to do, free our American hostages. Of the many failures of his presidency the following are attributed to him: --gave away the Panama Canal to an undemocratic regime --pardoning Vietnam era draft dodgers --killed funding for the B-1 bomber --oversaw the OPEC oil embargo --taxes went up --Libya gave a quarter of million dollars to his brother Billy for what? --withdrew recognition of non-Communist Taiwan --failed to respond properly to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan instead punishing American athletes by pulling out of the Moscow Olympics. President Carter lost the election of 1980 to Ronald Wilson Reagan as being the first elected incumbant president to lose since Hoover in 1932. He also lost in one of the worst defeats ever in American politics, reflecting the deep dissatisfaction that Americans had for Carter. The greatest president of the 20th century was the one that followed the worst, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Let us all bow our heads in unison and thank the Lord our God for this deliverance from ineptitude and malfeance. To read the rest of the Der Spiegel interview of Carter click here.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
So are you going to become Catholic?
Is a common question these days among mainline Protestant theology professors and students who are yearning for Christs presence in the Eucharist, marian devotion, or simple orthodoxy among many reasons for their conversion in recent years. Many theologians have left their Protestant denominations for the Catholic Church. Reinhard Hutter a theologian from a Methodist seminary at Duke University, Bruce Marshall another theologian from another Methodist seminary at Southern Methodist University, and Mickey Mattox, a Luther scholar at Marquette, all three being Lutherans. Rusty Reno of Creighton and Douglas Farrow of McGill University, both Anglicans. And finally a Mennonite, Gerald Schlabach of St. Thomas University (not sure which one). All major and minor theology scholars of note that is enriching our Catholic faith. (H/T Built on a Rock) To learn the details of these converts stories click here.
Spirit of Vatican II's Death Watch
I've come to a similar conclusion where these liberal and cowardly (orthopraxy) religious and laity need to die off. Die off, meaning in a natural way of course. It seems that many such as Cardinal Mahony of the Archdiocese of L.A. will be there until they retire or die, whichever comes first. It has been said that much turbulence follows many of these councils. Only history will tell if Vatican II will become another Council of Trent or the Lateran Councils which failed miserably. (H/T The Curt Jester) For more on this topic click here and here.
Monday, August 14, 2006
German Media Interviews Pope Benedict XVI
Eberhard von Gemmingen (Vatican Radio): You were in Cologne for World Youth Day exactly a year ago. You experienced how amazingly willing youth are to welcome others and you personally were very warmly welcomed. Will you be bringing a special message for young people on this next trip? Pope Benedict XVI: First of all, I'd say that I am very happy there are young people who want to be together, who want to be together in faith and who want to do something good. The tendency to do good is very strong in young people, just think of the many kinds of volunteer work they do. The commitment of offering your own personal contribution to help the needy of this world is a great thing. One idea might be to encourage them in this sphere: Go ahead! Look for opportunities to do good! The world needs this desire to do good, it needs this commitment! Then another message might be this: the courage to make definitive decisions! Young people are very generous but when they face the risk of a life-long commitment, be it marriage or a priestly vocation, they are afraid. The world is moving dramatically: nowadays I can continually do whatever I want with my life with all its unpredictable future events. By making a definitive decision am I myself not tying up my personal freedom and depriving myself of freedom of movement? Reawaken the courage to make definitive decisions: they are really the only ones that allow us to grow, to move ahead and to reach something great in life. They are the only decisions that do not destroy our freedom but offer to point us in the right direction. Risk making this leap, so to speak, towards the definitive and so embrace life fully: this is something I'd be happy to communicate to them. (H/T The cafeteria is closed.....) For the rest of the interview click here.
Israeli Truths & Muslim Lies
The truth be told of the Middle East conflict: 1. Israel became a state in 1312 B.C., two millennia before Islam. 2. Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves "Palestinians" in 1967, two decades after modern Israeli statehood. 3. After conquering the land in 1272 B.C., Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence there for 3,300 years. 4. The only Arab rule following Muslim conquest in 633 A.D. lasted just 22 years. 5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital. It was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even under Jordanian rule, (East) Jerusalem was not made the capital, and no Arab leader came to visit it. 6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible, but not once is it mentioned in the Koran. 7. Jews pray facing Jerusalem, Muslims pray facing Mecca. If Muslims are between these two cities, Muslims pray facing Mecca with their backs to Jerusalem. 8. Kind David founded Jerusalem, Mohammed never set foot in it. 9. In 1948 Arab leaders urged their people to leave, promising to cleanse the land of any Jewish presence. 68% of them fled without ever setting eyes on an Israeli soldier. 10. Virtually the entire Jewish population of Muslim countries had to flee as the result of violence and pogroms. 11. Some 630,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948, while close to a million Jews were forced to leave the Muslim countries. 12. In spite of the vast territories at their disposal, Arab refugees were deliberately prevented from assimilating into their host countries. Of the millions of refugees following World War II, they are the only group to have never integrated with their fellow Muslims. Most of the Jewish refugees from Europe and Arab lands were settled in Israel, a country no larger than New Jersey. 13. There are 22 Muslim countries, not counting Palestine. There is only one Jewish state. Arabs started all five wars against Israel, and lost every one of them. 14. The Fatah and Hamas constitutions still call for the destruction of Israel. Israel ceded most of the West Bank and all of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority, and even provided it with arms. 15. During the Jordanian occupation, Jewish holy sites were vandalized and were off limits to Jews. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian holy sites are accessible to all faiths. 16. Out of 175 United Nations security council resolutions up to 1990, 97 were against Israel. Out of 690 General Assembly resolutions, 429 were against Israel. 17. The U.N. was silent when the Jordanians destroyed 58 Synagogues in the Old City of Jerusalem. It remained silent while Jordan systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, and it remained silent when Jordan enforced apartheid laws preventing Jews from accessing the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Tridentine Mass at Annunciation Church (Houston)
Annunciation Church here in Houston is the only church in the entire Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston that has the Roman Rite Mass. More popularly known as the Tridentine Mass. Msgr. James L. Golasinski is the Pastor of this fine church. There is two daily Masses with five (5) on Sunday. All of these Masses are all Novus Ordo with the exception of the Sunday 8:00 am Mass which is worth it. Parishioners come as far away as College Station to attend this beautiful liturgical Mass. Annunciation Church is located on 1618 Texas Avenue off of Crawford Street just across from Minute Maid Park where the Houston Astros baseball club play. For more information click here and here. To locate Annunciation Church on a map click here. For more pictures of this exquisite church click here.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The Nicene Creed on the Colbert Report
[October 7, 2007 A.D. Update: The video above is no longer available on YouTube, but a reader sent me this link directly from Comedy Central for your enjoyment. For the link click here.] Stephen Colbert, the host of the Comedy Central show - The Colbert Report, seemed to pull off the impossible. By actually citing a pillar of the Faith on television without being vilified. Yes, the Nicene Creed in its entirety. Click on the 'play' button on the lower left handside of the screen to play the video. To learn more about the Nicene Creed click here.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Good Bye Seattle Catholic
It seems as if Peter Miller of Seattle Catholic is retiring from hosting duties of his popular Seattle Catholic. It's one of my favorite websites to visit that gives me the best news occurring in the Catholic world. I've enjoyed visiting it and will miss it. Good bye Seattle Catholic!
Islam and M.A.D.
At times militant Muslims have stated their greater love of death over life such as Hezbollah and President Amhadinejad of Iran. With this said the Western world seems to have a dilemma on their hands in dealing with Islamic fanaticism. During the Cold War both the Soviet Union and the West held each other at gunpoint by a doctrine called M.A.D. or Mutually Assured Destruction. Basically we both knew that any movement towards nuclear warfare would ensure annihilation on both sides. Both sides wanting to live, this ensured a tense working relationship that culminated in the implosion of the Warsaw Pact and then the Soviet Union itself. With the West facing the militancy of Islam, we face a foe that is not afraid to die. To the point of being annihilated. Al-Qaeda is a mosquito in the eye of the United States but when you have entire populations willing to risk complete destruction in order to eliminate Israel, then that is entirely something different. Back in 2001 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon proclaimed that Israel will not be another Czechoslovakia to Islam's militant tactics. He was referring to 'Enlightened' Europe, ie, Neville Chamberlain's 'Peace in our time' doctrine of appeasing Adolph Hitler by sacrificing Czechoslovakia to the Nazi's. With France's Chirac and Spain's Zapatero demanding restraint from Israel's defense posture, and many more instances of Europe falling over themselves to appease Muslim militancy, the picture Ariel Sharon was painting is that Israel will fight to the bitter end rather than surrender to Islam. If and when Muslims to overcome Israel they will be ever more emboldened. What will be next? Al-Andalus will be demanded, that is what is Spain today. Next would be the Balkans and soon after anywhere there are significant Muslim populations such as in France and the Benelux countries. Muslims would rather die than live in peaceful tension with the West. The Koran says that Muslims live with other Muslims and live in war with non-Muslims. What more does the West need for a wake up call? A nuclear bomb going off in New York City? To learn more about this predicament by none other than the preeminent historian on the Middle East Bernard Lewis click here. To learn more about Islam, 'the religion of peace', click here. To see what the consequences of 'appeasement' may bring click here.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Beirut Under Attack Again!!!
Photos just in from Reuters news agency showing that Godzilla has now attacked Beirut. As you can see from this photo Godzilla has caused major structural damage. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora of Lebanon has said over a million Lebanese are dead from this Zionist lizard attack. Hezbollah has called this Jewish treachery. al-CNN, al-Jazeera, and Al Gore have called this a disproportionate response by Israel's military. Daily Kos and PETA have called for a worldwide condemnation of Israel for using live animals in warfare. Todays Pic-of-the-Day!!! (H/T Lucianne) UPDATED LINKS ON REUTERS JIHAD JOURNALISM: click here, here, and here.
A common complaint here in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese is the lack of Catholic teaching during Mass. Explicitly from the pulpit when the priest sermonizes (is that a word?) about the days readings. In an informal polling done among some of our favorite priests here in Houston the vast majority of them do not feel it necessary to preach from the pulpit. They feel that 'soft' issues are what is in order and that any teaching of Catholicism is best left to each individual to discover themselves. When asked that Mass is the only time of the week that most Catholics are exposed to Catholic teachings a common response is that during marriage preparation or other opportune activities are best suited for this. We responded that by the time they reach marriage preparation classes it is to late. A couple of priests rolled their eyes and proclaimed that they engage with many of this sort by slowly bringing them into the fold. Pure frustration. When the majority of the Catholic population don't even know what a sin is or that Hell exists, answers such as the above are unforthcoming and cowardly. For more information concerning the breakdown of cowardly priests in a 2005, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research click here.
Monday, August 7, 2006
The Fall of Liberal America
Lead poisoning you say? Hogwash. The Roman Empire fell because of the licentious behavior, see Pompeii, gone mad. The Romans continued to fall away from their ancient traditions and practices that they began to produce ridiculous legislation such as the 'Patricide' laws. The Patricide laws forbade the eldest son from inheriting his fathers fortune if he was the one that put an untimely end to his fathers life. What does that have to do with the fall of the Roman Empire and Liberal America today? Everything. Because organizations such as the ACLU and people like Howard Dean (et al) want to scrub all morality and our Judeo-Christian heritage away from our country. Back in Roman times families would kill their young after birth because they only wanted the ideal one son or one son and one daughter. Eventually Romans became a minority in their own empire from which they never survived the Goth and Lombard invasions as well as the Huns and other German tribes. The demographic crisis occurring in Europe today is an excellent example of the socialist failed experiment that many liberals want to emulate. First the Soviet Empire implodes and now replacement birth rates are well below required levels to sustain any level of their socialist fantasy lifestyle. For more on this article click here.
Friday, August 4, 2006
Work. With a small business to run and now working on a new contract my time on the internet, to say the least on my blog, has gotten to be a bare minimum. Hence the lag time between postings. I've been pondering as to whether I should stop blogging and concentrate more on work and my other Catholic activities. I am still pondering that thought, but in the meantime I will blog about once a week, probably around the weekend when I have a bit more time. So I'll be hanging around for much longer on the blogosphere so don't write me off. I wonder how you all do it, that is keep up your blogs while you have so many other activities to adhere to. Especially those with a family!
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Books I Recommend
- The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis
- Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam by Pope Benedict XVI & Marcello Pera; Forward by George Weigel, Translated by Michael F. Moore
- Triumph - The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, a 2000 Year History by H.W. Crocker, III
- Witness To Hope, The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel
- Uncommon Faith by John F. Coverdale
- Holy Bible
- A History of Christendom Vols. 1, 2, & 4 by Warren H. Carroll
- Understanding Medjugorje: Heavenly Visions or Religious Illusion? by Donal Anthony Foley
- The Courage to be Catholic by George Weigel
- God's Choice by George Weigel
- Clash of Civilizations by Samuel P. Huntington
- Fr. Tim Finigan
- Richard Collins
- Pro Ecclesia by Jay Anderson
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