Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fire chief sacked by "tolerance" - Sign petition to reinstate him

The Christian Fire Chief of Atlanta, GA, Kelvin Cochran was sacked!

Why?

Because he publicly expressed the Biblical Truth that all sexual activity (including homosexual vice) outside of the sacred union of one man and one woman is sinful in God’s eyes.

Sign our petition to get Kelvin Cochran reinstated as Fire Chief of Atlanta, GA.

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There’s a BIG persecution against Christians in America.

Especially if one publicly expresses belief that sexual sin, especially the unnatural vice of homosexuality, is objectively wrong.

The most recent victim of this growing persecution is the Fire Chief of Atlanta, GA, Kelvin Cochran. He was sacked!

Why?

Because he wrote a book that basically states how:

- sexuality is ordained for use in the sacred bond of marriage, between one man and one woman, for the procreation and education of children.

And that sexual activity outside of this sacred union is sinful in God’s eyes.
What’s wrong with that?

Sign our petition to support Chief Kelvin Cochran and get him reinstated as Fire Chief of Atlanta, GA.

It was these Christian beliefs on sexual morality, which Cochran expressed in his book and work place that got him fired. His statements angered some members of the Atlanta fire department, who complained to the Mayor Reed of Atlanta.

The Mayor first suspended Cochran without pay for the month of December. Cochran was then ordered to undergo “sensitivity” training.

On the day of his expected return to duty as Fire Chief, he was sacked. This is shocking!

God fearing Americans should speak out in support of Cochran’s reinstatement as Fire Chief of Atlanta.

That is why I ask you to sign this urgent petition to Atlanta Mayor Reed.

Petition to reinstate Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran.

When you sign this petition, you’ll be joining your name to thousands of others who want the Mayor of Atlanta to reinstate Kelvin Cochran as Fire Chief of Atlanta, GA.
And to issue him a public apology.

That’s the least you and I can do for this principled man, who has bravely upheld the truth and suffered as a consequence.

Don’t you wish that more Americans in leadership positions were as brave as Kelvin Cochran?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jesus Had NO Wife - Sign The Petition

I must caution you:

This email contains terrible insults to Mary, The Mother of Our Lord.  But I must tell you about this so that you will understand why it is so important that you raise your voice in protest.

Quickly – I am rushing this news to you because you are a person with a special love for the Virgin Mary.

     And I must now ask you now to raise your voice in Her defense.

Here’s what’s happening:

     America’s 2nd largest publisher, Harper Collins, is selling an impure and blasphemous book titled:

“The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus...”

     This book is a blasphemous “comic” book of drawings about the Crucifixion.

     Comic book?  About the Crucifixion? Can you imagine? 

     This is absolutely unacceptable! So, please. . .

Sign this protest message now to say

I Protest!

HarperCollins, stop publishing the book

“The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus”

     Fact:  HarperCollins Publishers, is the 2nd largest publisher in America.

     And they are promoting the book: Just look at how they advertise the book on their web page.

  • With the cheeky irreverence of Lamb and Go the F**k to Sleep, from an executive producer of ABC’s Modern Family.
  • Welcome to The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus: Everyone has a cross to bear. Hers has her husband on it.
  • To millions, Jesus is a teacher and an inspiring leader. Now, this long-suffering wife is about to get her turn in the spotlight . . .

     This is beyond the pale.  Far beyond.  So, please:

Click here to say:

I Protest!

HarperCollins, stop publishing the book

“The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus”

   Will you?  I want to create a massive “brick” of protest messages – and mail it to Mr. Michael Morrison, President and Publisher, U.S. General Books and Canada at HarperCollins Publishers.

     I hope this brick will contain yours and 20,000 other protests!

You and I must not remain silent!

     I say this because when the author of this outrageous “comic” book, Dan O’Shannon, was asked if he had received any “negative blowback,” he said:

“The Catholic Church has remained silent…

     Really?!! The Catholic Church has remained silent?? 

     OK, I’m a Catholic and I WON’T REMAIN SILENT!

How about you?

     And even the author admits that it’s offensive!

     So why would a major publishing company publish a book they have every reason to believe will offend over 68 million American Catholics and tens of millions of other American Christians?

     Here’s the answer:  they will do it because they don’t believe individuals like you will protest out of love for Our Lady.

    Will you remain silent while this book is in stores, claiming that:

  • JESUS HAD A WIFE. That’s a despicable lie!

     And the Crucifixion is nothing to joke about.

Let’s tell HarperCollins: STOP Blaspheming Our Lord NOW!

I Protest!

HarperCollins, stop publishing the book

“The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus”

Let us peacefully and prayerfully protest and speak out against these assaults on Our Lord Jesus Christ.

     God bless you!

     And may Our Lady reward you!

P.S. Your protest will count!  Because I will put 20,000 protests in a huge “brick” and mail it to Mr. Michael Morrison, President and Publisher, U.S. General Books and Canada at HarperCollins Publishers.

That will certainly get his attention! 

But please sign your petition right now.  Let’s stop this terrible blasphemy!  Before it spreads into homes in America.

Click here to say:

I Protest!

HarperCollins, stop publishing the book

“The Adventures of Mrs. Jesus”

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Does God change? Does the truth change?

No -- the truth does not change to fit the ways of the world.

The truth is perennial.

That's why I think you'll really like this:

Vatican Condemnation of Homosexuality in 2003 -- Valid Then, Valid Now

It's a good refresher.

As the New Year approaches, I would like to thank you -- on behalf of the entire team of TFP Student Action volunteers -- for your outstanding help throughout 2014.

With your prayers and generous support, you helped us stand up for moral values on college campuses nationwide. Every prayer and every action counted. And I'm so glad and grateful to be able to count you among my friends who proclaim the truth, defend the unborn, and protect the sanctity of marriage.

Thank you so much.

We now have 144,000 students and parents involved in this spiritual crusade for the future of America.

However, the struggle for moral values in 2015 will be challenging for sure. To meet those challenges we must continue to band together and rely on the grace of God more than ever, for we have the unmerited privilege of serving the King of kings Whose victory over evil has already been assured: The gates of hell will never prevail.

May the Infant Jesus and His Holy Mother grant you and your family many graces this Christmas Season and New Year.

Again, thank you for fighting the good fight.

Feel free to share this statement of the Vatican against unnatural vice with others.

Monday, December 29, 2014

10 Tips for Better New Year's Resolutions

2014 has flown by…and here we are about to enter 2015!

Which, brings us to New Year Resolutions…

But these are never as simple as they sound, are they?

They come with a lot of question marks:

What resolutions? How many? Will I be able to keep them?

Click for 10 Tips for Better New Year's Resolutions, for inspirational, concise, practical, doable, tips on how to make a real difference in your spiritual life in 2015!

But before you click on the link to the 10 Tips, I want to suggest to you a prayer for the incoming year.

By the looks of it, it is going to be a tough one and we need to pray.

Here is one of my favorite prayers from the great Saint Teresa of Avila.

It is not exactly a prayer and more like a verse or a poem, but I find it very inspiring and helpful in my daily life.

Nada te turbe, nada te espante,
todo se pasa, Dios no se muda;
la paciencia todo lo alcanza;
quien a Dios tiene nada le falta:
Sólo Dios basta.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

Now, I invite you to click here and spend a few minutes on the New Year’s Resolution page.

A very blessed and happy New year to you and your loved ones. God bless!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Message

    This Christmas I offer you the enclosed spiritual bouquet, a gift from Our Lady’s volunteers who store up treasures in heaven with you in mind. 

    I am also having a special Christmas Mass, offered for your intentions. 

    My good friend Msgr. Henry Otero will pray for your intentions at Mass, in thanksgiving for your role in launching a record 12,629 public square Rosary rallies across America in 2014. 

    Also, see America Needs Fatima staff and volunteers "Spiritual Bouquet" to you!

    May the Christ Child and His Blessed Mother shower you and your loved ones with blessings this Christmas Season!

Merry Christmas!

And Please read these inspiring Christmas meditations.

A Christmas Reflection

Gathered 'Round the Manger

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Catholic Marquette Univ. SUSPENDS professor who defends Catholic teaching on marriage

Because he was unfairly suspended...

I invite you to tell Prof. John McAdams that you support his right to defend God's marriage at Catholic Marquette University.

Click here to tell Prof. McAdams that you stand with him

Background:

Fact #1: Evaporating Freedom

Catholic students at Marquette are no longer free to oppose homosexual "marriage." According to Fox News, teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate told a Marquette philosophy student who wanted to defend traditional marriage: “You don’t have a right in this class to make homophobic comments.”

Fact #2: Catholic Teaching Silenced

Prof. John McAdams defended the young student's free speech right to speak in favor of God-ordained marriage on his blog. “Like the rest of academia, Marquette is less and less a real university,” he stated. “When gay marriage cannot be discussed -- certainly not a Catholic university.”

Fact #3: Suspended & Banned

On December 16, Prof. McAdams was placed under investigation, suspended and banned from campus. “You are relieved of all teaching duties and all other faculty activities,” stated Dean Richard Holz in a letter to McAdams. “You are to remain off campus during this time.”

Fact #4: Political Correctness = Persecution

Prof. McAdams, who has taught at Marquette for 37 years, told Fox News: “It would be odd to be charged with harassing someone by reporting something accurately on my blog. A lot of politically correct faculty have wanted my head on a pike.”

Click here to support Prof. McAdams

It's especially disturbing to see this sad situation unfold at a Catholic university such as Marquette. The spiritual enemy is within the walls, spreading sin, confusion and error.

That's why I hope you'll take a moment to sign your message of support for Prof. McAdams. Your voice will encourage him and help many more Catholic teachers and students to hold the line and continue defending God's law.

Can you help me collect 20,000 messages of support today?
You don't need to be a student to participate.

So please:

Click here to stand with Prof. McAdams

Thank you for standing up for the truth. Thank you for defending true marriage. And thank you for fighting the good fight.

May the Infant Jesus and His Blessed Mother grant you and your family a most joyful and holy Christmas.

P.S. -- Please send this email to 5 friends. You see, the best way to send a powerful message to the administrators of Marquette University is to show them just how many Americans stand with Prof. McAdams.

Catholic professors and students should be free to speak the truth -- always and everywhere.

Six Sublime Ways to Make Christmas Merry Again

John Horvat II

DSC_2589Christmas should be a time of great joy, but oftentimes it isn’t. Perhaps the joy is lost in the season’s gaudy and frantic commercialization that has turned a great holy day into a secular holiday. There is also the loud revelry of winter parties present that tends to suffocate the memories of calm Christmases past. Whatever the cause, the fact remains that the merry is often taken out of our Christmases.

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It is not as if people do not try to celebrate Christmas. They do all the right things: put up Christmas trees, get together with family, send out Christmas cards or even go to church. But this vague desire to be merry often triggers only warm and fuzzy feelings. The final result is a sensation of a great emptiness, of something that has gone missing.

There is a reason for this emptiness. Christmas cannot just be a jumble of fuzzy feelings. It asks more of us than simply gathering together with family and friends or putting in a shallow appearance at church. The feast does not lend itself to mediocrity. It refuses to be reduced to ornaments, holly and folly. When we turn Christmas into a social occasion, it loses its meaning and becomes empty.

The best thing to remedy this situation is to do something sublime this Christmas.

It is really the only way to make Christmas merry again. By sublime, we mean doing those things which, by their excellence, cause souls to be overawed by their magnificence, grandeur and marvelousness. It provokes what Edmund Burke rightly calls “the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.”

Doing something sublime this Christmas need not involve great expense, but it does ask that we be not niggardly and selfish. It may be experienced alone, but more often involves sharing with others. All that is necessary for the sublime to work is that we be turned toward that which inspires awe. It is only natural that our search would lead us to the manger where Christ awaits us.

Thus, doing something sublime might involve works of art, music, ideas, or feats associated with Christmas that strongly draw and overwhelm us. It involves the extraordinary not the ordinary, the beautiful not the ugly; all that is marvelous and innocent.

A sublime Christmas means engaging in those activities that have always captivated the soul. Such a list might include:

Put up that kind of Christmas tree with all types of lights and ornaments that one can DSC_2568

easily spend hours contemplating.  Avoid the three-minute, popup, pre-lit holiday tree.

Participate in that kind of Christmas caroling where the person sings with full lung those beautiful Christmas carols that capture the sublime scene of that first silent night.

Attend a traditional Christmas concert and be overawed by a full choir and live orchestra. Marvel at the fact that so many still gather for these events in our secular days to celebrate the birth of Our Savior.

Seek to live Christmas through the eyes of children. Their overawing innocence delights the soul and regenerates innocence lost. Do everything possible to cultivate this innocence in children and the child in one’s own soul.

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Visit an elaborate and beautiful nativity scene that delights the soul by its variety and imaginative characters.

Attend a Midnight Mass that observes all the pomp and ceremony of the occasion, allowing all to see the sublime in the symbolism and liturgy.

All these things (and so many others) can be sublime since they fill the holiday emptiness with intense admiration, wonder and reverent love. They can be excellent, inspiring and extremely beautiful. However, they are mere means so that we might better contemplate “the reason for the season.”

The seventh and most important sublime thing we can do this Christmas is to contemplate the Christ Child in the manger under the loving gaze of His Holy Mother and Saint Joseph. We should consider the fact that Christ came to save us. “For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us.”(Is. 9:6)

On that ineffable night when Our Savior was born to Mary Ever Virgin, an immense Subscription3

impossibility became possible: the God-man was born. From the moment of His birth, this Divine Infant desired to bear hardship for us. We sense His striking, audacious and sublime love for us. From heaven descended torrents of graces which paved the way for our salvation and made Christian civilization possible.

Such considerations should inspire us to serve the object of our admiration and to give of ourselves freely to Him Whom we love. It is then that Christmas makes sense and is again made merry.

And so let not this Christmas be an ordinary and empty holiday. Let it not be a bland celebration of self. Rather, fill this special season with all that which can fill us with reverent love, awe and wonder for the Christ Child.

Let it be a merry and sublime Christmas!