Have a blessed rest of day

Have a blessed rest of day

CU Tomorrow.Be sure to pray for the Christians of the Middle East who are being persecuted as i write this.Do not forget them! I’m not well enough to write an extended blog entry so if you want a couple blogs to really enjoy reading try Father Z’s and KaiserWest’s.Both are fantastic.They’re in the main menu at the top 🙂 You can join us at Catholic Pillar and Foundation too.It’s a fun social network for Catholics but ALL are welcome!

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Do I hear an Amen!

Do I hear an Amen!

Do I hear an “Amen!”?

From CNA:

Saved from abortion, Chilean twin brothers are now priests

Santiago, Chile, Aug 16, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.

“How can I not defend the God of life?” said Fr. Paulo Lizama. “This event strengthened my vocation and gave it a specific vitality, and therefore, I was able to give myself existentially to what I believe.”

“I am convinced of what I believe, of what I am and of what I speak, clearly by the grace of God,” he told CNA.

Fr. Paulo and his identical twin brother, Fr. Felipe, were born in 1984 in the Chilean town of Lagunillas de Casablanca.

Before discovering her pregnancy, their mother, Rosa Silva, had exposed herself to x-rays while performing her duties as a paramedic. Consequently, after confirming the pregnancy, her doctor conducted ultrasounds and informed her that he had seen “something strange” in the image.

“The baby has three arms and its feet are sort of entangled. It also has two heads,” he told her.

Although abortion for “therapeutic” reasons was legal at the time in Chile and doctors told her that her life was in danger, Rosa opposed the idea and said she would accept whatever God would send her.

“The Lord worked and produced a twin pregnancy. I don’t know if the doctors were wrong or what,” Fr. Felipe said.

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Read the rest there! Do… read it!

Hint:

Now, a year after their ordination, Fr. Felipe serves at the parish of Saint Martin of Tours in Quillota, and Fr. Paulo serves at the parish of the Assumption of Mary in Achupallas.

“God doesn’t mess around with us. He wants us to be happy, and the priesthood is a beautiful vocation and that makes us completely happy,” Fr. Felipe said.

Following Jesus is not easy but it is beautiful, added Fr. Paulo.

Articles: What Has Mark Levin Wrought?

August 18, 2013

What Has Mark Levin Wrought?

By James V Capua

In The Liberty Amendments Mark Levin has delivered more than advertised. He promises a credible agenda for reinvigorating constitutional government based on an approach to the amendment process which avoids the liabilities of better known options. What he delivers, though, is a vast, potentially game-changing political arsenal that can be drawn upon by everyone from had-it-up-to-here Tea Partiers to Republican candidates at least sentient enough to know they need something more than budget and deficit talk. Want to tell Karl Rove that he and his white board have had their day? Want alternative arguments for attempting to convince wooden-headed Republican campaign contributors that they need to improve their selection standards? Want to find a framework to create a working political alliance between Conservatives and Libertarians for 2014 and 2016? Want a positive agenda to undergird a primary purge of inert Republican officeholders? Hell, want a platform for a broad-based third party of the Right, or just a useful new PAC to divert yet more conservative dollars from the lame RNC?

Now this is not to say that Mr. Levin embraced all, or even most, of these objectives in writing this book, nor need he. Levin has no difficulty saying what he means. To a dispirited and increasingly hopeless people he urges, essentially, “Put not your trust in Reinces,” and shows us, chapter and verse, how our salvation lies in our own hands. While his proposals are intended to spur a discussion of limited constitutional government that goes beyond the usual Republican/conservative “I’m for it,” followed up by focused political action, he would probably, with varying degrees of intensity, separate himself from some of the potential applications for The Liberty Amendments that I cite — most notably serving as the basis of a third party movement or even facilitating aggressive reaching out to Libertarians. But President Obama remains busy deconstructing the separation of powers, the social order, the national interest, and the rule of law.The Congress has settled upon the Power of Whining over the Power of the Purse as the preferred means to control a lawless President and a defiant bureaucracy. Meanwhile, the only response from the Republican cucumber sandwich crowd this summer has been to chow down on greasy Jersey Shore fare and to select, of all places, Romney’s home state as a venue for their own version of The Biggest Loser. If ever there was a time when it was necessary to put away the “dogmas of a quiet past,” this is surely it[.I TAKE EXCEPTION TO THIS COMMENT.ROMNEY WAS AN EXCELLENT NOMINEE AND SHOULD HAVE WON.MAYBE GIVEN ALL THE FRAUD AND DIRTY TRICKS HE ACTUALLY DID.] Levin’s amendments proposal, as powerful ideas often do, opens up a variety of avenues to think anew, act anew, and ultimately to disenthrall ourselves.

One of the most malignant consequences of Republican betrayal of Tea Party exertions in 2010 has been its effect on conservative citizens’ morale. Nothing is more dispiriting than being played for a sucker. How then to rouse conservatives for the next battle? What about a principled yet tangible agenda that transcends the candidate and facilitates building a winning coalition? “Trust me; I’m a constitutional conservative,” or “I’m a businessman and know how to create jobs,” are not enough to cut it anymore. Dead-end distinctions — he’s a Libertarian; he doesn’t like the Flat Tax; she changed her mind on abortion; he’s great on individual freedom but wobbly on national defense, etc., will never produce a governing majority, and are perfect tools for the Legacy Media to lever apart the opposition. The Liberty Amendments offer a vehicle for creating a diverse constitutional restoration coalition, outside of the parties, but without actually attempting to replace one, with a common allegiance over and above policy notions and politicians’ beloved “plans” to help single-parent families with children between the ages of seven and thirteen. Imagine the result — candidates for all levels of office, from local to national, endorsing, to coin a phrase, fundamental transformation, a transformation, moreover, for which the medium — primarily state and local action — is also the message. Of course, with success, subsequent governing will require specific policy debates, but these now would have to proceed within the framework of common principle — an interesting prospect indeed — policy horse trading among freedom advocates. Liberty Amendments Coalition debates would also have a salutary effect upon political language, for example “Citizen” would have to be restored to its primacy of place ahead of the socio-economic, ethnic, and interest group categories that now dominate political discourse. In all, a vast improvement over the internal Republican “debate “on “comprehensive immigration reform” with its creation of a new form of performing art — the kabuki circus.

Academics can quibble, consultants can deprecate, performing TV monkeys can misunderstand or distort, but Mark Levin has released a powerful idea into the wilds of American politics and it will be fascinating to see how it develops. For our sakes, let’s hope it prospers.

via Articles: What Has Mark Levin Wrought?.

Dorimition of Theotokos(Mary,Mother of God)

 

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In the Latin(Western)Catholic Church we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary,A Holy Day of Obligation.The same Solemnity in the Eastern rite Catholic Church is called the Dorimition,that is falling asleep, of Theotokos(Mother of God)
For more information and details on the Icon read here: http://kaiserswest.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/feast-of-the-dormition-feast-of-the-assumption-feast/

6:42 a.m. from the Dizzy Lounge

Room Spin in bed. I decided to get up and sit up for awhile in the hopes it will help.It’s worse if you lay down which is the first thing you think of doing. Ironically it’s more apt to happen WHILE you are laying down.So when you wake up-there “it” is. I don’t plan to go through days of this again especially since i don’t have any medications to help.May as well sit up on the computer for a few minutes.
I read the news headline from Fox in between posting a couple blog entries. The Muslim Brotherhood and other jihadists in Egypt are attacking Christians.More than usual that is, now that Morsi has been ousted and this is who they blame.Especially the Christian activists but even non political Christians.
It’s amazing to me that they can build Mosques in our Christian country and they are protected. It’s the case that when they are not attacking Christians they are attacking each other since there are different sects. I go to Pinterest and there it is; pictures and quotes from the religion of peace.I have no idea how to get them to stop! As in please,i am NOT the least bit interested.
IMHO we should grant the Christians of the Middle East asylum just like we do the Cubans and get all the Christians out of the Middle East.Let the Muslims have their Islamic states.They will never grant freedom of religion to anyone anyway. Then we can tell the Muslims here feel free to practice your faith but pls do so in your Muslim countries. I don’t want to take away their right to worship as they see fit-i just don’t see any reason to let them do it here.
Sorry.At this point i just don’t see any reason to have it any other way.
I think it is dangerous to do otherwise.
How can you grant to someone who has no respect for freedom of religion,freedom of religion?
I’m going to try to get back to sleep,take my cane with me(which is always beside the bed anyway)and hope for the best.  We were going to attend Confession and Mass  but my husband went to ER yesterday and had a terrible morning today. We will have to wait and pick a night when neither of us are having problems. I called the rectory and requested anointing of the sick for him.He did seem to be doing a little better tonight. Maybe with a good nights sleep for him [for a change] he will be better on Sunday.He sees his family doctor this month. It’s a good thing.

Churches burned in Egypt. Everyone should know about this.

Churches burned in Egypt. Everyone should know about this.

Posted on 17 August 2013 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

At The Blaze I saw a list of churches burned by the practitioners of the Religion of Peace.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

Alexandria

Father Maximus Church

Arish

St George Church | Burned | Source

Assiut

Good Shepherds Monastery | Nuns attacked

Angel Michael Church | Surrounded

St George Coptic Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo, Photo, YouTube

Al-Eslah Church| Burned | Source

Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped | Photo

St Therese Church | Photo

Apostles Church | Burning | Source

Holy Revival Church | Burning | Source

Qusiya Diocese | MCN

Beni Suef

The Nuns School | Photo

St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo

St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack

Virgin Mary’s Church | Hakim Village | Burned | Photo

Fayoum (Five churches)

St Mary Church | El Nazlah | Gallery

St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned

Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church | EgyNews (Arabic), Twitter

Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction

Church of Joseph | Burned | Source

Franciscan School | Burned | Source

Gharbiya

Diocese of St Paul | Burned | Source

Giza

Father Antonios

Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya (Around twelve churches)

Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas | Source

St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal | Source, photo

Baptist Church | Beni Mazar | Source

Monastery | Deir Mawas | Ahram (Arabic)

Delga Church | Attacked (Previously attacked with fire)

The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district

St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district

St Joseph Nunnery | Photo, photo

Amir Tadros Church | Photo, photo, photo, album, photo, photo

Evangelical Church | Photo

Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church | Photo

Apostles Church | Source

Qena

St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag

St George Church |Photo album, photo, photo, video, source, source, video

St Damiana | Attacked and burned | Source

Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned | Source

St Mark Church & Community Center

Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned | Source

Suez

St Saviours Anglican Church | Source

Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned |Photo, photo, source/photos, photos

Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital | Photo

Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.

Greek Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo

Christian Institutions

House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned | CBN News, Ahram (Arabic)

Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut

Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned | Source, Source

YMCA | Minya| Burned | Photo

Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked

Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya

Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted

Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned | Source,Photo, Photo

Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned | Photo

Bible Society | Fayoum | Photo

Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut | Photo, Photo

Ezbet el Nekhl | Source, source, source (Arabic)

via Churches burned in Egypt. Everyone should know about this..

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In the Latin(Western)Catholic Church we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary,A Holy Day of Obligation.The same Solemnity in the Eastern rite Catholic Church is called the Dorimition,that is falling asleep, of Theotokos(Mother of God)
For more information and details on the Icon read here;  http://kaiserswest.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/feast-of-the-dormition-feast-of-the-assumption-feast/