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Fortnight for Religous Freedom

June 23rd, 2012

Please join us in prayer from now until July 4th for religious freedom in America!

From the USCCB site:

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,

Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer Resources

For daily reflections, go to http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-for-freedom-reflections.cfm

For more information http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/conscience-protection/

and http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/

 

Quote for the Day

“The challenge facing you, dear friends, is to increase people’s awareness of the importance for society of religious freedom; to defend that freedom against those who would take religion out of the public domain and establish secularism as America’s official faith.  And it is vitally necessary for the very survival of the American experience, to transmit to the next generation the precious legacy of religious freedom and the convictions which sustain it.”—  Blessed John Paul II, 1995 Baltimore, Basilica of the Assumption 


 

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Stand Up for Religious Freedom Today at Noon!

June 8th, 2012

Please join us today at noon and stand up for religious freedom in America!!

For locations nearest you go to: http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/locations/

(In Arizona, we will meet at the Sandra Day O’Connor Building at 401 W. Washington St.  in Phoenix)

If you can’t come, please pray for us and for our great country–that our heritage of freedom—the freedom we have enjoyed for hundreds of years—remains in tact and that we continue to flourish as a nation!

 

Thank you–and God bless you! :-)

 

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The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which called for a central financial authority, does not have Papal authority

October 24th, 2011

This is the origin of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace — it is a Catholic Think Tank of Sorts. The bottom line is that this statement is not — I repeat, NOT — from the Pope

See…. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/index.htm

So when news agencies purport that the VATICAN issued a statement regarding  “Reforming the international financial system with a view toward a general public Authority, “  what they’re talking about is a Catholic agency, and NOT the POPE!

It is all right to try to analyze solutions to combat poverty, but a central financial authority is nothing but bad news.  It doesn’t take into consideration that (by analyzing those who aspire to the position), all indications point towards an ironic conundrum, that the very thing that is supposed to protect everyone from the bad guys will inevitably be a  “Big Brother” – the biggest baddest guy of all. It doesn’t take into consideration how power corrupts. It doesn’t take into consideration that at its core the kind of political machine that would result, Communism,  is by its nature envy-driven, historically antithetical to Christianity and ultimately evil.

And it doesn’t take into consideration that there is a serious deception behind the Occupy protests — they are not what they claim to be. 

We are all for justice. But liberal Catholicism and this kind of reckless statement is naive at best and quite damaging at its worst. It is not what the Catholic church believes. It is not what the Pope says.

The Catholic Church has always spoken the Truth. Popular or unpopular, the True Church has always been on the side of Life and of the kind of goodness that built America.   So this misconception, that the Church is calling for a central financial authority, must be challenged.

The statement is from an agency — NOT from the Pope. And that is the Truth.

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Update Feb 24, 2012

 You know, I knew that something was wrong with this

agency (The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace) and wrong with this idea when I first heard it.  I wasn’t sure exactly why it was advocating for such things — it just didn’t ring true. But after reading a little bit more about the group, now I understand.

Not everything that sounds good is good.  There’s this saying that the devil can quote scripture for his own purposes.  I’ve been reading a lot about George Soros lately, and how he’s been pouring money into lots of terrific sounding agencies, including the so called “America’s Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good,” which supported Barack Obama for President.  That sounds so great, doesn’t it? So does everything this agency says in the way it phrases things.

But check out this article, actually written in 2009, about the council that issued this statement regarding a Central Global Financial Authority:

http://romancatholicworld.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/the-vatican-and-the-growing-salesian-presence/

The Secretary of ” The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace” praises and quotes billionaire George Soros.  I’ll list a few links here as to why this is a problem (to say the least) that an agency that admires George Soros is calling for a Central Global Financial Authority, but suffice to say that George Soros is not pro-Catholic in any way shape or form. He is also (to say the least) not someone you want monkeying around in your financial system. Just ask London, the Eastern Bloc and in a few years, the United States. Better yet, Google the guy and find out who he really is.  We are in a day and age when we can’t just take what is said to us at face value or as the truth.  We have to find that out for ourselves — do our own research. 

Here’s just a little bit about Soros, in case you were wondering. Soros pours millions of dollars into numerous, sometimes ironically named agencies designed to support — be the backbone in fact– of the culture of death agenda.  George’s nice-sounding named agencies, as well as the less nice sounding ones like Planned Parenthood, Naral, and the Project on Death (supporting euthanasia), are virulently anti-Catholic and anti Christian.  With him the end justifies the means. He is probably chuckling that his very own “Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good” was instrumental in bringing down the Catholic church’s most fundamental religious freedoms. I am referring to the recent persecution and possible annihilation of  American Catholic agencies due to fellow “Catholic” Kathleen Sebelius’ demand that Catholics do what they consider a mortal sin or be severely punished by law. See http://michellemalkin.com/2012/01/31/first-they-came-for-the-catholics/

But despite the assault on Catholics, the idea presented by this Vatican agency is not a good one. Check out just a few of these links to see why (esp. the first link which will give you the story about how George Soros influenced the  London, European economies etc., made out like a bandit, and left behind quite a disastrous financial wake):

https://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/FW0904.pdf

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Party-Hillary-Radicals-Democratic/dp/1595550445

http://www.soros.org/resources/articles_publications/publications/report_20041122

 

 

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To Father Corapi

September 19th, 2011

  I didn’t know if you had seen these yet, but they are worth a listen.  These people say it better than I ever could, so not to waste your time, here they are….

watch?v=CQYPOkyNfA4&feature=related

watch?v=VZNUKpWfhoc&NR=1

watch?v=qwy3RrfzXnA&feature=related

May God bless and protect you.                                                                                                        

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Father John Corapi

July 16th, 2010

Who is Father John Corapi? 

One of the most dynamic, insightful and courageous priests  today, Fr. John Corapi has inspired, converted and guided millions in the Catholic Faith.  His remarkable life story, which you can listen to here ,  has been described as going “from riches to rags to robes.” From millionaire to addict to Catholic priest, Father Corapi now touches the hearts of everyone who listens to him.

God bless you, Father!!!

   See Father Corapi’s Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fr-John-Corapi/206649871257

Father John Corapi’s Website here:

http://www.fathercorapi.com/default.aspx

More links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Corapi

http://www.youtube.com/user/FatherCorapi

“God’s Name is Mercy!”

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Father Robert Barron on Being a Priest Today

July 16th, 2010

Here is Fr. Robert Barron on being a priest today: 

 http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2010/05/fr-robert-barron-on-being-priest-today.html

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Benedict XVI: New Technologies Are a Resource for the Faith

January 24th, 2010

This is the Vatican’s Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/vatican

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWAYaZeUja0&feature=channel

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