Category Archives: Religion

Spiritual Madness

jim-at-be.jpg In last week’s post I lamented the fact that teenagers, indoctrinated by Planned Parenthood (sic.), were helping to present sex education to middle school kids at Lorna Byrne Middle School in Cave Junction, Oregon.

Now as we all know, school education not only educates the minds of our children in order to prepare them for entering the world, but also, informs and molds the morality of students (and society) within the world: Public education affects the moral conscience, and therefore, the moral choices our children will make in the future…

To date, there have been over 45 million moral choices concerning the fate of 45 million unborn children since 1973. The result? The death of 45 million persons by choice

The video ‘Mad World’ below exemplifies the point, and sadly, is based on a true story.   

Note: This student project video was the production of a University of Arizona student (Brooke Burns). Apparently, out of 50 other student films, this was the only video the professor would not show due (we suppose) to its pro life content. For more info. on the project you can bop over to the Bettnet site–the tag is on my blogroll to the right.

The secret to defeating the culture of death prevailing within our culture, and therefore, within our schools and families is education… A true education which takes into consideration the spiritual reality of the human soul created in the image of God; the same God, by the way,  Who has viewed these images Himself in real life… Now, Let us pray for the father, the mother, the child and for a swift end to this madness through faith and works.

 Onward…

053107cover.jpg Admittedly, I went to Mass this past Friday morning grumpy. Long story short, it had a little to do, (o.k. alot), to do with international corporations and their soulless disrespect for the human dignity of their workforce. Let’s just say that I’ve seen too many good hardworking men and women relieved of their positions lately, with little respect concerning their present livelyhood or future… Pray for these.

After Mass, I felt better. At least until I wandered upon the Eugene Weekly Cover you see above… ‘Be angry, but, sin not’, I tell myself. Spiritual madness comes in different forms I suppose–righteous, unrighteous, and downright wicked…

In a recent article I’ve read, there is supposedly a growing rift occuring within the Church between psychologists and exorcists–the age of reason vs. the middle ages (again). Here’s the truth dear lover of God: it’s easily reasonable that Satan has hidden Himself in the middle of every age... Look at the cover again.

And for those of you who doubt, as St. Paul says, that, ‘our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens…’, I offer again the real story behind the movie the Exorcist below:

 www.catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0137.html 

Want to comfort the Heart of God on this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity? Pray this:

The Angel’s Prayer

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

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‘All who are led by the spirit of God are children of God…’ (Rom 8:14).

To My Grandfather, Father, Uncle, Those Alive, and Those Known Only to God… Thank You.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: And death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things have passed away.

And he that sat on the throne, said: Behold I make all things new. And he said to me: It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega; the beginning and the end. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of life, freely.

He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I will be his God; and he shall be my son. 

 The apocalypse 21: 4-7

Mary and the Moslems

by Bishop Fulton Sheen

fulton.jpg Moslemism is the only great post-Christian religion of the world. Because it had its origin in the seventh century under Mohammed, it was possible to unite within it some elements of Christianity and of Judaism.

Moslemism takes the doctrine of the unity of God, His Majesty, and His Creative Power, and uses it as a basis for the repudiation of Christ, the Son of God.

Misunderstanding the notion of the Trinity, Mohammed made Christ a prophet only.

The Catholic Church throughout Northern Africa was virtually destroyed by Moslem power and at the present time (circa 1950), the Moslems are beginning to rise again.

If Moslemism is a heresy, as Hilaire Belloc believes it to be, it is the only heresy that has never declined, either in numbers, or in the devotion of its followers.

The missionary effort of the Church toward this group has been, at least on the surface, a failure, for the Moslems are so far almost unconvertible. The reason is that for a follower of Mohammed to become a Christian is much like a Christian becoming a Jew. The Moslems believe that they have the final and definitive revelation of God to the world and that Christ was only a prophet announcing Mohammed, the last of God’s real prophets.

Today (1950), the hatred of the Moslem countries against the West is becoming hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world Power.

wartimeprayerbookt.jpg It is our firm belief that the fears some entertain concerning the Moslems are not to be realized, but that Moslemism, instead, will eventually be converted to Christianity – and in a way that even some of our missionaries never suspect.

It is our belief that this will happen not through the direct teaching of Christianity, but through a summoning of the Moslems to a veneration of the Mother of God.

This is the line of argument:

The Koran, which is the bible of the Moslems, has many passages concerning the Blessed Virgin. First, the Koran believes in her Immaculate Conception and in her Virgin Birth. The third chapter of the Koran places the history of Mary’s family in a genealogy that goes back through Abraham, Noah, and Adam. When one compares the Koran’s description of the birth of Mary with the apocryphal Gospel of the birth of Mary, one is tempted to believe that Mohammed very much depended upon the latter.

Both books describe the old age and the definite sterility of Anne, the mother of Mary. When, however, Anne conceives, the mother of Mary is made to say in the Koran: “O Lord, I vow and I consecrate to you what is already within me. Accept it from me.”

When Mary is born, her mother, Anne, says: “And I consecrate her with all of her posterity under thy protection, O Lord against Satan!”

The Koran has also verses on the Annunciation, Visitation, and nativity. Angels are pictured as accompanying the Blessed Mother and saying, “O Mary, God has chosen you and purified you, and elected you above all the women of the earth.”

In the nineteenth chapter of the Koran, there are forty-one verses on Jesus and Mary. There is such a strong defense of the virginity of Mary here that the Koran, in the fourth book, attributes the condemnation of the Jews to their monstrous calumny against the Virgin Mary.

Mary, then, is for the Moslems the true ‘Sayyida, or Lady. The only possible serious rival to her in their creed would be Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed himself. However, after the death of Fatima, Mohammed wrote: “Thou shalt be the most blessed of all the women in Paradise, after Mary.”

In a variant of the text, Fatima is made to say, “I surpass all the women, except Mary.”

fatimabvm.gif This brings us to our second point, namely, why the Blessed Mother, in this twentieth century (1950), should have revealed herself in the insignificant little village of Fatima, so that to all future generations she would be known as “Our Lady of Fatima.”

Nothing ever happens out of heaven except with a finesse of all details. I believe that the Blessed Virgin chose to be known as “Our Lady of Fatima” as a pledge and a sign of hope to the Moslem people, and as an assurance that they, who show her so much respect, will one day accept her Divine Son, too.

Evidence to support these views is found in the historical fact that the Moslems occupied Portugal for centuries. At the time when they were finally driven out, the last Moslem chief had a beautiful daughter by the name of Fatima.

A catholic boy fell in love with her, and for him she not only stayed behind when the Moslems left, but even embraced the Catholic faith. The young husband was so much in love with her that he changed the name of the town where he lived to Fatima. Thus, the very place where Our Lady appeared in 1917 bears a historical connection to Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed.

The final evidence of the relationship of Fatima to the Moslems is the enthusiastic reception that the Moslems in Africa and India and elsewhere gave to the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Moslems attended the Catholic services in honor of Our Lady; they allowed religious processions and even prayers before their mosques; and in Mozambique the Moslems, who were unconverted, began to be Christian as soon as the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was erected.

Missionaries in the future will increasingly see that their apostolate among the Moslems will be successful in the measure that they preach Our Lady of Fatima. Because the Moslems have a devotion to Mary, our missionaries should be satisfied merely to expand and to develop that devotion with the full realization that Our Blessed Lady will carry the Moslems the rest of the way to her Divine Son.

As those who lose devotion to her lose belief in the Divinity of Christ, so those who intensify devotion to her gradually acquire that belief. [1]

[1] Taken from “The World’s First Love,” by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1952, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, NY

Source: http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/archive-2006-0817-mary_and_the_moslems.htm

I Dreamed I saw St. Augustine, or, There Must Be Fifty Ways To Scar(e) Your Children…

bob-dylan.jpg Among the many drawbacks of being on the road during the week with my job, there is one that really bugs me more than the others, I don’t get to view my e-mail or catch up on the news within the Illinois Valley until I return. Yes, I like News. This week offered up some old news which was a bit bizarre, well, o.k., it was all bizarre…

It seems My favorite flavor of poet crooner Bob Dylan is acting weird again, and has nothing better to do with his time (Out of Mind) than to scare kids–read this: http://www.easier.com/view/Lifestyle/Entertainment/Celebrities/article-113167.html 

Kids are piercingly honest sometimes, aren’t they?

As was Candice Crombie’s son this past month, who told his mother (after viewing a sex ed. assembly at Lorna Byrne Middle School earlier in the month) that “He didn’t like how the material was presented, and was offended by it,” Candice said, “He was embarrassed.”

No candice, (if you read this) tell your son he has the gift of virtue and the ability to tell right from wrong…  

It is we who should be embarrassed. Ashamed for allowing our public schools and government to force this rubbish upon the pure hearts of our children. Worse still, it was teens, indoctrinated by Planned Parenthood (sic), indoctrinating the middle graders there at school. 

lbms1.jpg So…, let’s seeeee here…, what we have is an organization that is unarguably responsible for the death’s of millions of unborn children worldwide within our school systems instructing teens, who themselves were lucky enough to survive abortion, to teach their younger peers the merits of sex education and Planned Parenthood… Welcome to self-generational profiteering by a corporation in the business of death dealing… Well, at least we had enough sway with the powers that be to have all the Pop machines taken out, right?

Right.

And for all you folks who voted against Parental Notification in the last election, here’s why you shouldn’t have, it’s called unreported rape:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EatmoUdpoFs

If your thinking that that was just a rare occasion for the abortion industry failing to follow the law of the land by reporting rape, try the study of Life Dynamics–This Texas based organization hired an actress to make approximately 800 calls to abortion facilities across several states, acting as a 13-year-old girl. The caller described herself as a victim of sexual assault, but 91 percent of the locations that admitted the action was a crime agreed to conceal it. Watch for your self:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXMkLFpeGQQ

Enough is enough.

Choose This…

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 In need of healing from abortion? click here: http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/

For more information on ending abortion in our time: http://priestsforlife.org/

Peace to you and yours…

James Mary Evans