Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This is SHOCKING... where again is the major media???

This is just toooooo scary!...

Can you even imagine what would have happened had a member of Congress rallied like this for GWB?

Deliver us.... Obama??!!?!?!?!!?!?!??? What????

How can a Catholic priest refuse lenience for 88 peaceful pro-life advocates, while making plans to attend the March for Life?...

TFP Student Action

Shortly after TFP Student Action launched its petition on September 15, Fr. Jenkins announced his plans to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 22. He also established a “Task Force on Supporting the Choice for Life.”

Hmm, on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows Fr. Jenkins announced his plans to attend MfL. Coincidence? I think not. Lord have mercy. Please Fr. Jenkins, please honor your Blessed Notre Dame,"OUR MOTHER," respect why she's sorrowful and stop the hypocrisy. It's damaging your soul and the souls of countless others. It's truly a scandal.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Gabriel Max. - Madonna & Child

Mary Most Holy, Most Pure and Most Lovely, with A Face Radiant, Resplendent with the Light of God's Grace, Fra Angelico trembled to contemplate painting you.

Video Gallery

Fr. Apostoli, The Beatles and the Eucharist...

Watching Fr. Apostoli this morning (love DVR) as he sits in for Fr. Groschel on Sunday Night Live. Fr. Apostoli is such a wonderful teacher. He's talking about gifts of the Holy Spirit., specifically about the gift of Understanding. He quoted St. Augustine who said, "credo ut intelligam" or "I believe in order that I may understand."

Something Fr. Apostoli said immediately brought the song "Anna" by the Beatles, to mind. Now I've not heard that song for years and years, and what do you know, *POW* there it was, in my head, like a record playing on my brother's old stereo, the song, John's voice, the guitars, Paul and George on the chorus, the whole ball of wax. (Isn't the mind something??? It's incredible~ I mean it was all there in light speed the minute Fr. Apostoli said: "So Jesus, after the crowds are walking away, turns to his apostles and says "Are you going to leave me also? As if to say, if 'you' don't believe me, 'go with them.' They don't believe and they're walking away.

When Fr. Apostoli, said, (as Jesus) "go with them" that's when the "ANNA" song burst into my brain, so loudly in my head. It's been maybe 20 years or more since I heard it, and yet,the lyrics were right there in my head and on my lips instantly. To me, it's a song that Jesus could be singing to His Bride, those in the Church who, for whatever reason, have not taken the time to "understand" the Eucharist. They are "easy prey" for those who "believe" in the bible, and can quote verses right and left with such skill, and usually some knowledge, and usually 'well meaning' but they too, DO NOT understand the CC, or her teaching on the Eucharist.

So then, these many Catholics, rather than giving Jesus a chance, 'go with them.' They 'go with the flow' of the other fish and wind up out of the One Main Life Giving River, and are 'carried away' by "false doctrines" and end up in little tributaries further and further away from the life giving source, where they were able to thrive, and end up sometimes gasping for air in water stagnant and much too shallow. That's how it is for many. I'm not bashing the good, well-meaning albeit ignorant Christians in other faith communities, who think they're doing the 'right thing.'

However, I am going to "come down hard" on the "presumptuous" dare I say "arrogant" ones who purposely lead those fish into deadly waters. St. Jerome wouldn't pull any "Truth punches" nor should we! Those 'wolves' are sadly even in the CC, teaching false doctrine in religious ed classes, as they're trying to transform the Church. It's the Culture of death. It's their hidden, but blatant agenda (Marxist or whatever else) so corrosive and lethal to the heart and souls of the innocent. The end for the cunning, crafty CINOS "Catholics in name only" (who do know better but are in defiance and rebellion to the Church, i.e. many in political office, and the "liberation theology crowd"- you know who they are) is going to tragically be far worse than for those who are sincerely thinking they're doing poor mis-guided Catholics a favor by "witnessing to them" in order to "get them saved." In their ignorance, they'll be given mercy. In radical opposition to the Church by those who do know better, it will be better for them to have a millstone tied around their necks and thrown into the sea. Better for them to have never been born. -Jesus words. (By the way, please don't use His words to purport that Jesus is therefore "pro abortion" in some cases. NOT SO.)

You come and ask me, girl,
To set you free, girl,
You say he (the more flamboyant, charismatic preacher/fellowship)
loves you more than me,
So I will set you free,
Go with him.
Go with him.

Girl, before you go now,
I want you to know, now,
That I still love you so,
But if he loves you mo',
Go with him.

All of my life,
I've been searchin' for a girl
To love me like I love you.
Oh, now.. But every girl I've ever had,
Breaks my heart and leave me sad.
What am I, what am I supposed to do. (when I've given My ALL for you)

Just one more thing, girl.
You give back your ring to me, and I will set you free,
Go with him.


Just one more thing, girl.
You give back your ring to me, and I will set you free,
Go with him.
you can go with him, girl
Go with him

Compared to the Mass, with all due respect, an excellent expository message is still only
a man's or woman's opinion of a certain bible passage, and that is NOT COMPLETE FOOD.
It was "oohs" and "ahhs" or even at times the "sham wows" (not the towel) one walked away
with after a service, that was like a chicken nugget compared to a not-so great homily but yet
still receiving Jesus in the Eucharist! No comparison. True Substantial FOOD, only a 'wow'
and a "what a great message!" Not a difficult choice. A message hardly gets one out of the
parking lot, (hard to recall 45 minutes of preaching isn't it?) let alone nourishment for a whole
week or more. But if that's all one is wanting, that's all one is seeking and all one is going to want.
To seek the deep and vastness of Truth for understanding is too hard. Too boring.
There's not enough emotional highs and those "good feelings" to 'carry on' my wayward son (daughter.)
They'll stay in this or that fellowship until they're "not being fed" any more and then 'they're off!'
Like a race horse to another church, to join another crowd with another, even better SWS,
(Sham Wow Service.)

They fall for the emotional charge, and "high" as opposed to the steady, slow process of coming to
love the Lord (in the Eucharist) as a lover gets to know the beloved. It's a SLOW PROCESS.
But SLOW isn't what the "World" understands. It's "NOW! or never" for the worldly ones.
They walk away. Only a few remain.

Truth is like a rose bud. The rose bud is beautiful, but it's not very fragrant. All of the petals are there, enclosed in the tightly wound bud, but it isn't until the bud grows, and then begins to open, that the fragrance and fullest beauty of that rose can be appreciated, and then, not just by our eyes, which is wonderful enough, but by our olfactory sense,which lets the beauty of the "truth" of the rose, enter "INTO US" and become, in a small but real way, a "part of us."

Just think, TRUTH is always 'unfolding.' We'll never fully understand the Trinity, even in Heaven, but we don't have to have complete understanding, only the "willingness" to be taught, to learn more, to grow in understanding is how we'll appreciate the Truth of the Trinity, or whatever other mystery of Truth you "think on" and ponder. We do believe, so that we may understand.

To be "bible-believing" Christians, we must do more than just 'quote scripture' and "believe" what's there on the page. Truth contains even more than the "bible" is also contained in Sacred Tradition, as the Church teaches.

What also comes to mind in those lyrics is Saint Thomas, who got the moniker, "The Doubter" by "missing a meeting." A lot happened in that meeting he didn't attend (as usually is the case,) and so because he doubted, Jesus, in His mercy, knowing that Thomas WOULD believe, took Thomas's hand saying "thrust your hand into my wound, and believe." It still took 'effort' or a "work" on the part of Thomas. It took Thomas's cooperation WITH Jesus. (Faith without works IS DEAD after all.) and Thomas beheld the holes in the hands and feet of Jesus. Yes, that "pesky chapter" JOHN 6 that was hardly ever read or spoken about or taught in any depth back in my former Evangelipentecosmentalist days that LEAPS off the pages to me now!

Now that I've sat under the teaching of traditional/orthodox believing Catholics, either in spiritual reading, or a class, and now I "taste and see"...the 'understanding' in becoming more and more 'enlightened' about the Eucharist, the Church, the Sacraments, all that Jesus gives to us, I can grasp easier, if not fully. Being in 3 different fellowships, was really a mix, a "hybrid" of what amounted to "rosebuds of Truth." Yes, we were being taught, but without much hope of real 'enlightenment.' The "ah ha" moments were sometimes there, even many times, but I would leave with still a deep hunger that wasn't being filled. Still hungry for more than a "great message." The Eucharist is ALL OF JESUS. Not a "good message" but HIM! You tell me what's more filling, eh?

Jesus, out of his great love, did prove to Thomas, just as Thomas wanted it, but it was probably a cause for some sadness on Jesus part, who'd already done everything in His power, to show His great love, mercy, forgiveness and the love of the Father. That's still how it is today. We 'follow' the Lord, or so we tell ourselves, but going further away from Him, His Church, cannot be "the way" we're to be going. Chasing after the latest fad or trendy message in a 'mega church' or 'home church' though many are filled to capacity, IS NOT unity, but American individualism run amok - a "consumer mentality" in Christianity will eventually fall flat on its face. I know. I've been there. The ROCK FELLOWSHIP we were part of fell completely apart in a matter of a few years. POOF it was gone, in one fell swoop, in a short coupe of weeks Rock Fellowship was no more. We no longer had a church to go to and it was a rude awakening for me. But not rude enough to seek out the Catholic Church, only another more 'grounded' interdenominational one. That 'mega church' has now had 3 or 4 major spits of the congregation since we left only 5 years ago. That Inter-denominational "church' founded by a good man, is basically no longer what it was 20 years ago. There's no real authority, only a 'board' which is now a whole new 'crowd' so Christianity in America, in the Protestant world is much like the movie, The Natural: "They come and they go Hobbs. They come and they go."

Some thoughts on the "just believe" crowd:

It was when Jesus told the crowd about His Body, being given as food, His Blood as drink, that if we "eat of His flesh, drink of His blood" we will have LIFE within us. The 'crowd' didn't have understanding, and they didn't 'hang around long enough to get understanding. They wanted to "just believe" (that's what most bible believing Christians say, "just believe!" and you'll be saved forever....unless you fall away, but again I digress.

So the 'crowd' who could not grasp what Jesus told them, because of the collective impertinence and maybe arrogance, or impatience, walked away. They LEFT THE LORD...their Savior. Sobering. Jesus turns to his apostles, the 12 and asks them, "Will you also leave me?" When Peter, *first Pope, leader, head, spokesman, prime minister* says "No. Where would we go?" Meaning "We've come to believe in You, there's no one else. He said "You alone have the words of eternal life." A TRUE ACT of faith.

Peter, speaking for them was saying in effect, "We've come to "BELIEVE" in You. We don't have anyone else to believe in. Jesus we trust in You." (Divine Mercy - almost 2 millennium before St. Faustina wrote her Diary.) Though he still didn't understand, Peter gave Jesus a chance because he had 'faith in Jesus' and put that 'faith into action' by his 'staying' to learn. By staying he then understood later on, at the last supper, when Jesus took the bread and said "This is my body," and took the cup of wine and said, "This is my blood." When St. Augustine said, "I believe that I may understand" it's an example of it, later on he [Peter] understood.

And so the same goes for today. We will 'stay' and learn? Will we choose to gain understanding of Truth, or will we "will to not learn" and go off continually starving ourselves while the REAL FOOD, the REAL PRESENCE surrounds us. Indeed a sobering thing to contemplate and really most tragic. To starve ourselves, in the midst of Food in abundance is tragic. The FOOD is there, but it takes faith to understand.

A work of God's grace, to be sure, but our faith working with grace. It's there, but it takes our 'willingness' to 'believe.' The FOOD, JESUS, is there, but He must be sought, for He's done all He can do. The FOOD is there, right beside us, just down the street, only it's a little bit hidden. There's no loud fan fare to announce another 'great message' perhaps, but our FOOD is there, unnoticed, small, humbly present in the tabernacle is our PERFECT FOOD, JESUS, waiting for you, waiting for me, in the little white host "given for the LIFE of the world."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A rose by any other name...

The meanings/legends in mythology and Christianity of the names of many flowers and their significance, origins etc. Apropos for me right now, pondering my name, Susan, which means "lily." So on my recent internet meandering, I found this website very interesting. You might, too. I especially love "lilies of the valley" and this description rather overwhelmed me, as "little lily" has been a name that the Lord has been calling me of late. Last year it was 'little' and this year, 'lily' has been added. So when I came across "lily of the valley" (the tiniest of lilies) I was smiling as I read the meaning/legend and very blessed to be His "little lily" and Mary's "little lily" in the farthest back corner in the "Garden" of the Church. Not "out there" for all to see, (so very fine with me) but doing my "little task" simply to "delight" my Father, and no one else. My added thoughts are enclosed in parenthesis.
Your Catholic blogger friend,
"little lily"
Lily of the Valley: Return of happiness, (to me signifies our return to the One True Church!) purity of heart, (I'm desiring so much to become more pure) sweetness, (I hope to become more like Our Sweetness, Mary) tears of the Virgin Mary, (precious pearls of Sorrow & Joy that fell and still fall from her eyes. They well up inside her Immaculate Heart, to flow from her eyes as she prays for us sinners.) you've made my life complete, (Jesus surely does!)humility, (I pray for more...always!) happiness, (Perhaps like Mary told St. Bernadette. "I can't promise you happiness in this life, only in the next.) love's good fortune. (Again, finding the Church I lost!) The legend of the lily of the valley is that it sprang from Eve's tears when she was banished from the garden of Eden. (as a very sinful prodigal daughter, I've been graced to cry my share of remorseful tears, and hopefully many more yet to come!) It is also believed that this flower protects gardens from evil spirits. (As does Our Lady and her rosary!) Also known as the "flower of May." (Mary's month, what could be better?)

Mother Most Holy and Blessed Baby Jesus...

Most Holy Mary
Mother of God,

Blessed Baby Jesus
Little Lord,

Please receive my prayer
hear me O Mother of Mercy
and Blessed Babe
I'm deeply sorry for all of my sins
which have offended
Sacred Heart
Lord Jesus

and your most
Immaculate Heart

my Mother.
Please deliver and save
my children

from the lies
of the Evil One
Show me how best
to pray
for them
So we may all arrive in
to be with You forever.

susie melkus

The Holy Feet...a novena...

When my husband and I came back to the CC, after being away for 26 years in 3 different evangelical fellowships, I was "all about the feet of Jesus!" I was taking photos of the Holy Feet of our Lord all the time, as we traveled about on little pilgrimages/photo junkets around where we live, to photograph the lovely houses of God on the prairie. So many glorious houses of worship, where Jesus lives in the tabernacles dotting the plains with his grace, like jewels in the sun, amid tall prairies grasses.

Inside these "gems on the prairie" were the most lovely statues I'd ever seen. Having not been raised Catholic, but truly converting only 5 years ago, I was in awe of the art, the stained glass windows and the crucifixes and instantly to His Feet! I would tear up contemplating them at times, the "FEET" how they had suffered, carrying PURITY, for 33 years, then being spat on, bloodied, bruised, and finally nailed to a cross, wounded for "our transgressions." I was always seeing and talking about "His Feet." I took so many photos of those Precious Feet.
Now, this morning, I go to Mark Mallett's blog, read his latest post, see your link, come here and find what? HIS HOLY FEET! I was being drawn to His Feet again only the last couple of weeks, too!

This is a real affirmation to me that I'm "on the RIGHT path" and although I don't deserve such consolation, I'm full of gratitude now for having found this lovely novena to the most tender, precious and holiest of Feet. What strikes me is before they were scraped, bruised, bloodied and wounded by nails, they were bathed in tears. That's where we need to run now, straight to the most Blessed Holy Precious Feet.

For it's at the 'FOOT' of the Cross, where the last drop of purest blood dripped to the ground from the toes of those Holy Feet that we all need to be, to prepare our hearts to be steadfast to 'run with perseverance' the race, on our physical and spiritual feet, to fall again at His Holy Feet, laying our crowns at those Feet, kissing those Feet still scarred but glorified, resplendent, beaming with heavenly radiance washing them not in tears of sorrow, but of glorious, profound and deepest joy!

The above is a comment I wrote in gratitude for this novena to the Holy Feet. I hope you'll visit her website and print off this novena, as I did, and 'run to Those Feet and pray this collection of nine beautiful meditations. We all need to be sitting at His Feet, as did Mary, who 'chose the better part.' There's more than enough "rushing" and "hurrying" about these days. More than enough to make us overly busy, doing a myriad of things, becoming too distracted and anxious to sit at Those Feet. But only there, at His Feet, can we be still,pause, and 'know that He is God' and we are not! There, in the silence of our heart at Adoration, or in prayer at home,will we really hear His Voice. Only in silence at the "Foot of the Cross" standing with Mary will we soon, in the blink of an eye, find ourselves enraptured with Mary, Queen of Heaven, again at Those Feet!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Phenomenal! Ok, more Ave, but I LOVE this song and to see this man skate?!! HOW????

Celine Dion, Voice of an angel..and English parts. Never heard it sung in English before.

My reply to a comment...

My friend posted a comment regarding a video I'd posted on FB. The video was from

K's response to the video was quoting "Romans 10:9-13" and she added, "the scripture written above,was passed down to the disciples and was spoken/written long before there was any church other than "The Way" the church body that is referenced in scripture. Yes, some of us were born into Protestant homes, we were raised to know God and came to know Jesus at a young age. And by our faith we are now part of God's flock. It isn't my religion that makes me a child of God; it is my faith in Jesus Christ my savior."

My first reply was rather long. I did start off by saying, "Amen! I couldn't agree more" and then proceeded on with the truth of a "physical" Church, i.e. Mt. 16:18 and when going deep into history, one has to cease to be Protestant, etc. Also about the 33,000+ denominations that now exist. But that it was the Eucharist that the early martyrs died for, not a written word. That it was the Mass, no two ways about it! I suggested reading the early fathers of the Church also.

This was my 2nd reply:

I was Methodist. At 19 I left the Methodist church to just "be Christian" then married a Catholic. Kristi left the Methodist church while in KC. You left the Methodist church & became a Baptist- of some kind- right? That says a lot about the sad state of Protestantism. It leaves it "up to us." Finding a church that "fits my interpretation of scripture" & preference of "worship style" can't be what Jesus prayed for in John 17. There's NO unity. Everyone splintering, going this way & that, thinking they're all "ok" yet many are only scattering further & further from the Fullness of Truth. Many left the CC in those days,too, lured by emotionally-charged, more 'flamboyant' fellowships. It "felt" great, but in effect it was 'fast food.' A (have it your way) "BK" religion. One can't be filled/nourished fully on a 'fast food' diet. One Shepherd/One Church/One Body/One Faith/One baptism- His Way, for the safety of the flock.We're to worship in spirit & in Truth. Truth then matters.

This fits my life right now...waiting, going to HIS FEET...laying it down

I've never heard Ave Maria in German before...

Pray for us, Saint Bernadette, for we don't have hope, we don't trust, we don't believe...we don't love

Amen!! Bravo!!

found this video here, Caffeinated Thoughts.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Much can be done for the souls of others, and for your own, in a devout 15 minutes
before the Blessed Sacrament
But there are "wolves" among the sheep
who say "it ain't so."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saints among us...

What a delightful, divine treasure trove! A blog of well-known Saints, and very obscure ones, too! It is a welcome place to hunker down and read/pray and to get to know more of God's friends, our 'big brothers and sisters' much better. A great place to get encouraged and equipped for our daily struggles, battles, and to find joy - in the midst of sorrow.

another pictorial of my beloved Padre...

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Let Us Strive to Stand Behind the Blessed Mother...

to always walk by her side, because there is no other path leading to life than the one our Mother took. Let us not refuse to take this path, for all of us want to arrive at our destination.
- Saint Padre Pio

It doesn't take Big Government, but little Saints...

We're in the mess we're in today because Government has replaced God in the minds and hearts of so many. Health care to countless suffering poor came from one humble, holy little Cappuchin priest, generous benefactors, financially blessed,and prayers of the faithful. Brought together by compassion not governmental coercion and San Giovanni Rotundo's "House for the Relief of Suffering" was built.

we honor our beloved St. Padre Pio today...

Padre Pio Foundation of America

Padre Pio Devotions

Cappuchin Priest

I really love Padre Pio. I had a dream of St. Padre Pio last year, on Feb. 1 about 3 or 4 in the morning. I was on a green grassy knoll, by a white washed wall, a clock tower was across the way, I could see it plainly against the blue sky, for it was also white, but I don't remember the time on the clock face. I'm sure there's some significance about a clock. "Time is short?" "No man knows the day or the hour?"

Anyway, Padre Pio came around the corner, gently smiling, he walked toward me. He was sparkling white, translucent, radiant, his face resplendent, he knelt to tend my hurt or broken foot or sprained ankle, and then prayed for me, rose, made the sign of the cross above me, blessing me and left around the corner as quickly as he had appeared. He spoke in Italian, which I could not understand, but LOVE I understood. He was telling me to "be not afraid" and to "keep on the journey" to "stay on the right path" and not to be timid, but courageous. That's what I believe it was about, and though I sometimes feel afraid, feel fear, I pray I won't be a slave to fear. Perfect Love casts out fear, so now I know I must cling to Christ, to Mary my Mother, and most of all remain close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate heart of Mary and ....'fear not.'

Forty Days For Life...

40 Days for Life begins today. Let us pray, fast, do acts of mercy, repent, do penance and change the world, to stop the war on the unborn children, and bring Life to others.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dogma and why we need it...

"Dogma is not a dirty word. It is a light and a guide given by God through the Church founded by Christ. Without dogma the Christian faith would have eroded into mere sentiment and vague emotionalism centuries ago." -
Dorothy Sayers

TOO many REALLY need to understand this. I'll be reading this book and pray that others from all different faith communities will, too. Too many I know think "dogma" IS a dirty word, so with just their bibles and a 'faith-filled' independent 'church' believe they're now unshackled and free [from dogma/ritual] and know how to worship the way the early Church did. I don't mean any disrespect, but please, PLEASE don't lose your GOD-GIVEN REASON for emotionalism. The trade could be deadly.

h/t Movements

In a word...

Ecclesial Deism or Catholicism?...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Perfect Fear Casts Out All...

The Fire Is Out...


In here we find a fascinating, if deeply harrowing, look at the dismantling of Catholic liturgy that occurred not so much at the hands of the hierarchy but rather at the instigation of a handful of activists and publishers that shoved contemporary styles down everyone’s throat in the name of keeping up with the times, as a cowed and fearful clerical class did its best to imagine that they were onto something.

h/t Mary's Anawim


The Final Confrontation...
click above for video

Refuge of Sinners...

Our Lady of Peace...

he image [of Our Lady]holds a gold palm leaf in memory of the eruption of the "Chaparrastique" volcano, which threatened to destroy the city with burning lava. The frightened dwellers of San Miguel brought out the statute of Our Lady of Peace to the principal door of the cathedral, and at that precise moment the force of the lava changed direction, moving away from the city. In the exact place where the lava changed direction there's a town called "Milagro de la Paz" (Miracle of Peace).

On the day this happened, September 21, 1787, everyone saw in the sky, formed by the clouds, a white palm leaf that seemed to sprout from the crater of the volcano. Considering that this was a sign of the Virgin's protection,


Sunday, September 20, 2009

I wonder if Our Lady, Our Mother has tears in her eyes, atop the dome?...

Surely that protracted detention and the humbling impact of a public arrest on trying to enter the campus of America's premier Catholic university was enough of a penalty to offset whatever "injury" or "insult" these good people inflicted on Notre Dame's property rights.

The above from The Washington Examiner article by Thomas Brejcha

A Catholic University pressing charges against Catholics...

is just PLAIN WRONG! Those bound hands are the hands of Alan Keyes, a son of Mary and Holy Mother Church. Please sign the petition in the embedded link above. I know one of the Catholics being sued...a dear priest friend of mine who was there praying the rosary for LIFE on the campus while participating in the horrible sin of "trespassing." This is outrageous! God have mercy!

Makes "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us" really come to life, eh? Do they still sing this?

Notre Dame, Our Mother

Notre Dame, our Mother
Tender, strong and true
Proudly in the heavens,
Gleams thy gold and blue.
Glory's mantle cloaks thee
Golden is thy fame,
And our hearts forever,
Praise thee, Notre Dame.
And our hearts forever,
Love thee, Notre Dame.

And the Fight Song Chorus:

Cheer, cheer for Old Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send the volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky, (be careful what you ask's one knows the hour...)
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to Victory.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Old habits are hard to break...

And they do die hard, even after shucking the habits so many years ago in favor of secular dress and bongos.

The unprecedented decision by the Vatican to undertake an apostolic visitation to assess the quality of religious life in orders of sisters in the United States came as a big surprise to many people when it was announced in January. That surprise was doubled with the news two months later that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) will be conducting a doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents most of the leaders of US women religious.


h/t Catholic Culture

even more :)

YOU so-called "sisters" who threw away your habits, your "bridal gowns!" and shrugged off your Groom, JESUS, ARE NOT GOING TO "TRANSFORM" OUR CATHOLIC CHURCH ANY MORE! IT'S NEVER NEEDED THE "CHANGE" YOU SEEK OR SOUGHT FOR IN THE 60'S. OH HAPPY DAY!

THE OLD GRAY MARES (with they're subversive, sloppy, Marxists/Socialist and Communistic theology) just ain't what they used to be. Again, O, HAPPY DAY!

We are THROUGH putting up with Marxist/Socialist infiltration! Hallelujah! GO CDF! It's sad that it took so long, but PRAISE BE, the TRUTH WILL OUT...and all Post Christian Sisters will have to give account. I do pray for them. It's so sad that they got absorbed into the deception being spread, but smoke has always slipped into the sanctuary by very small cracks and slightly ajar doors.

BUT The TIME HAS INDEED COME! And we are ever grateful for TRUTH.

The Beautiful Lady’s surprise visit to La Salette on September 19, 1846...

Located in the commune and parish of La Salette-Fallavaux, Canton of Corps, Department of Isere, and Diocese of Grenoble. It is celebrated as the place where, it is said, the Blessed Virgin appeared to two little shepherds; and each year is visited by a large number of pilgrims.

On 19 September, 1846, about three o'clock in the afternoon in full sunlight, on a mountain about 5918 feet high and about three miles distant from the village of La Salette-Fallavaux, it is related that two children, a shepherdess of fifteen named Mélanie Calvat, called Mathieu, and a shepherd-boy of eleven named Maximin Giraud, both of them very ignorant, beheld in a resplendent light a "beautiful lady" clad in a strange costume. Speaking alternately in French and in patois, she charged them with a message which they were "to deliver to all her people". After complaining of the impiety of Christians, and threatening them with dreadful chastisements in case they should persevere in evil, she promised them the Divine mercy if they would amend.


Sacred Destinations

Mary Pages - LaSalette

Friday, September 18, 2009

One Holy, Catholic...

and Apostolic Church

another "must get" tome.

If we could see music, this would be a fountain of living, clear and rushing water.

My soul's being quenched. Yours?

Only in God...NO THING, NO ONE ELSE...

France, eldest daughter of the Church, come back to your Mother...

"Come back to me, with all your heart, don't let fear keep us apart. Long have I waited for your coming, Home to me and living deeply our new life." - Hosea- as sung by John M. Talbot

Those words seem fitting for France today. How our Blessed Mother has bathed our beloved "eldest daughter" in her tears, tears of joy, but mostly sorrow. I would love to visit France, and to to La Salette, Lourdes, and Lisieux, but that probably isn't to be, only if God wills. However, so many holy men and women come from France. So many died for the Faith, so many pray for us here in America, that we don't go down the road that France has gone down. But we are in great peril here, we have chosen a culture of death, not Life. We need very much to pray for France, and cry for ourselves and repent of sin, which causes heartache and so much sorrow to the Mother of God.

When I saw this large "M" across the entire map of France, my heart just let out a little gasp, and sigh of sadness. A country so blessed, has now refused such grace. We are in the 'same boat' I fear, and how many will awaken from their slumber and call out to Our Lady, for her help, intercession and copious prayers for our salvation? We, the few, the faithful must carry Her Banner, damp with Her tears, mingled with our own, and pray for the conversion of sinners and for deeper conversion of Her priest sons, and religious daughters, and for many vocations. The time is short.

Our Lady has told us over all of these years what we must do. How we can live as lights in a darkened world, showing the way of salvation to all. We must heed Her voice. We must love, adore and trust in the Mercy of our Lord, praying for those who don't love, adore or trust in God's mercy. We must join our sufferings to those of Our Mother. To offer up our pains, emotional and physical for souls, souls lost in sin here on earth, and the Holy Souls desiring union with Christ who are languishing in purgatory, desiring only union with their beloved Lord, who have no one to pray for them.

Dearest Lady, our most precious, weeping Mother, hear our prayers and help us to grow in holiness, to strive to become saints, so that one day, all weeping will cease, and we will behold the Holy Face of Jesus with you, Our Mother, forever. Pray for France, our "Big Sister," and for peace in our world. Amen.

Must we continue to cause her tears to flow?...

O, Blessed Weeping Mother of La Salette, pray for us.

John Paul II on the visions of La Salette:

"In this place, Mary the loving Mother appeared manifesting her pain for the moral evil caused by humanity. Her tears help us to understand the seriousness of sin and the rejection of God, and at the same time it is a manifestation of the passionate fidelity that her Son has for each person, eventhough His redemptive love is marked by the wounds of treason and abandonment by men."
La Salette apparition, Sept. 19, 1846

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A canon lawyer's blog on current issues...

Some non-canonical reflections on Kennedy's funeral.

excerpt: The best that can be said about Ted Kennedy's funeral is, It could have been worse.

The celebrant, who strove to avoid masculine references to God in the liturgy (his verbal substitutions plainly clashing with the voices of others sticking to the approved texts), managed to forget the Mysterium Fidei during the Eucharistic Prayer, and later asked the congregation join him "in the words Our Father taught us."

For further reading:
Signs of Repentance

A comment found a moment ago...

There were many comments, (post Kennedy funeral mass) found under this letter written by Fr. Harrison. Many comments were excellent, and not having time to read them all, I found this one worthy to copy and post. Most 100+ agreed with Fr. H. as did I. This one just stood out and struck me as very sobering, and more than likely, truly coming to fruition. Pray. Pray. And then, pray. We are in very perilous times, and we can't afford to doze, snooze, or meander around in our "comfy zone" PC parish, where it's all la la land. No more talk of hell or sin, too offensive. Says who? Satan. He's got so many blinded. The faithful remnant is being forged in the crucible, while the tares are being prepared for their final destination, like branches gathered up and tied in bundles to be thrown into the fire. God help us. "St. Michael the Arch Angel defend us in battle..." Amen.


When Prime Minister Trudeau was given his grand Catholic funeral he carried with him the legacy of ushering abortion into Canada. Now Ted Kennedy is getting his big farewell as an elitist among political abortion promoters. What a sham! These Catholic politicians are public supporters of killing off human life in the womb. As such, they deserve no Catholic funeral, nor any Roman Catholic accolades. Supposed Pro-Life Catholic leaders involved in the Kennedy funeral send a milquetoast mixed message to their followers. It is time for North American Cardinals, Bishops and Priests to grow a backbone. But I fear it is too late. The culture of death is in full bloom. We are entering into a remnant Catholic Church.

Respectfully submitted by,
Deacon Jeff Pearce

Today we honor St. Robert Bellarmine...

SRB is our parish here in Omaha. I just now found this great SRB blog.

The Vitae Monologues...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

VORTEX video...

Western Civilization as it REALLY came to be

One Hit Blunder, by Susie aka: "Donna McLean..."

Czarry czarry night,
Paint you flag all red and gold
The sickle that you love to hold
Shines brightly in your clenched
And cold iron fist
Shadows on the Hill,
Shoot the breeze and ram the bill
Down our throat to cure our ills

But we know it's all a stinking lie
Did you really try,
There in Washington D.C.
There's been no transparency
Like you promised in your slick campaign

With the Autumn rain
We are going to clean your clock
Without your "Prompter" you can't talk
You would not listen, you did not know how
Perhaps you'll listen now

He was elected...

They didn't vote "NO." They voted "Yes." Now we must keep the Obama health care plan from passing. Vote "NO!" to this horrendous, dastardly 1200 page Bill of Lies! How about you "grow some" Mr. Senator/Mr. Congressman! Fight the good fight and defend our Constitution, before it's also aborted and left to die in the dustbin of history.

"I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you took care of me. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was in prison and you visited me. I was born alive after a botched abortion and you voted 3 times to let me be left alone to die in a cold, steel basin or garbage can."

That is not how you remain your "brother's keeper." That is cold, calculated, unabashed, infanticide.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord, have mercy

And a very small woman..."let 'em have it" in a very big way!

Mother Teresa, National Prayer Breakfast, Washington D.C., Feb. 1994
in all humility she spoke for Christ, as his Light to a "dark and troubled" blood-stained country.

Vladimir Sergeivich Soloviev on the Anti-Christ...

Papa Ratzi...wants you!