Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tell them to STOP projecting devils on the Empire State Building!

ATTENTION:

Please pray a Hail Mary before viewing the image below!

Stop projecting devils

on the Empire State Building!

     The Empire State Building was used as a projection screen for this image of Kali, the Hindu “goddess” of death and destruction.

     The devil and his false religions are making a huge effort to prepare the world to accept him. But to do so he must first get people accustomed to his image.

     So he must sneak in “unbeknownst” whenever he can. One very recent example of this was on Saturday night, August 1. It seems a huge portion of the Empire State Building’s upper façade was used as a projection screen by one of its Lighting Partners* to promote its wildlife conservation agenda.

     And, its final slide was of a huge picture of the devil Kali.

     Click here: Say enough is enough. “NEVER Again!”

     On its page for applications for ‘Tower Lighting Requests’, the Empire State Building web site states: The Empire
State Building will not light for religious figures, religious organizations, or additional religious holidays. [Our emphasis.]

     We must not stand idly by as our public squares and buildings, particularly one as high profile as that of the Empire State Building, are misused in what seems to be an effort to accustom people to images of demons.

     We must protect the innocence of our children, we must protect America from the demonic.

Tell The Empire State Building Corporation “NEVER Again!”

     America is a Christian nation, and it would be perfectly normal if they were to project an image of baby Jesus during Christmas for example. But that they will not allow.

     This is outrageous! Please help me protest this now. Click here.

Protest the devil projected on the Empire State building today!

* Projecting Change: the Empire State Building is produced by the Oceanic Preservation Society and Obscura Digital, in collaboration with Discovery Channel, Vulcan Productions, Spinifex Group, Photo Ark, the Li Ka-Shing Foundation and Empire State Building Trust.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Today, we crossed the mark of 10,000 rosary rallies for the 2015 Public Square Rosary Crusade; 14,000 is the goal…

Thanks to the Blessed Mother, today, Sept. 2, we’ve crossed the mark of signing up 10,000 rally captains for the Public Square Rosary Rallies to be held on October 10.

To join this effort, please go here:

Rally Captain Enrollment Page

Reaching this mark was really a tremendous grace from the Blessed Mother.

The signup effort was the work of a dedicated crew of volunteers in the ANF office near Topeka, Kansas.

The public witness of a Rosary rally in the public square is a crucial way of applying the Fatima message to a world that is sinking deeper and deeper into chaos and despair.

The world needs the learn and practice the Fatima message, and these thousands of public rosary rallies offer the hope that, if people turn to Our Lady and convert, there is a real and lasting solution for all of our terrible and growing problems.

Last year, 12,629 rallies were held nationwide.

The volunteers for America Needs Fatima are continuing to sign up even more rally captains for Our Lady, working to reach or to surpass the final goal for 2015, which is 14,000 rallies.  To join this effort, please go here:

https://americaneedsfatima.org/Site-Form-Articles/rosary-rally-captain-sign-up.html

Or call 1-866-584-6012.

Why Gideon and His Three Hundred Men Were Victorious.

Gideon the Judge

Gideon or Gedeon (Hebrew “hewer”), also called JEROBAAL (Judges, vi, 32; vii, 1; etc.), and JERUBESHETH (II Kings, xi, 21, in the Hebrew text).

GideonGideon was one of the Greater Judges of Israel. He belonged to the tribe of Manasses, and to the family of Abiezer (Judges, vi, 34). Gideon’s father was Joas, and lived in Ephra (Judges, vi,11).

The following is in substance the account of Gideon’s judgeship as related in Judges, vi-viii: Israel, having forsaken Yahweh’s worship, had been for seven years exceedingly humbled by the incursions of the Madianites and of other Eastern tribes. At length, they turned to God who sent them a deliverer in the person of Gideon. In a first theophany, granted him by day while he was threshing wheat, Gideon received the difficult mission of freeing his people; whereupon he built an altar to the Lord (Judges, vi, 24). In a second theophany during the following night, he was directed to destroy the village-altar to Baal, and to erect one to Yahweh. This he did with the result that the people clamoured for his death to avenge his insult to their false god. Joas, however, saved his son’s life by the witty taunt, which secured for the latter the name of Jerobaal: “Let Baal revenge himself!” (vi, 25-32). Thus divinely commissioned, Gideon naturally took the lead against Madian, and Amalec, and other Eastern tribes who had crossed the Jordan, and encamped in the valley of Jezrael.

Gideon selects his army of 300 by observing their manner of drinking from a stream.

Gideon selects his army of 300 by observing their manner of drinking from a stream.

Comforted by the famous signs of the fleece (vi, 36-40), and accompanied by warriors from Manasses, Aser, Zabulon, and Nephthali, he took up his position not far from the enemy. But it was God’s intervention to show that it was His power which delivered Israel, and hence He reduced Gideon’s army from 32,000 to 300 (vii, 1-8). According to a divine direction, the Hebrew commander paid a night visit to the enemy’s camp and overheard the telling of a dream which prompted him to act at once, certain of victory (vii, 9-15). He then supplied his men with trumpets and with torches enclosed in jars, which, after his example, they broke, crying out: “The sword of Yahweh and Gideon.” Panic-stricken at the sudden attack, Israel’s enemies turned their arms against one another, and broke up in flight towards the fords of the Jordan (vii, 16-23). But, summoned by Gideon, the Ephraimites cut off the Madianites at the fords, and captured and slew two of their princes, Oreb and Zeb, whose heads they sent to the Hebrew leader, rebuking him at the same time for not having called earlier upon their assistance. Gideon appeased them by an Eastern proverb, and pursued the enemy beyond the Jordan river (vii, 24; viii, 3).

Gideon's cave in Maayan Harod National Garden in Israel.

Gideon’s cave in Maayan Harod National Garden in Israel.

Passing by Soccoth and Phanuel, he met with their refusal of provisions for his fainting soldiers, and threatened both places with vengeance on his return (viii, 4-9). At length, he overtook and defeated the enemies of Israel, captured their kings, Zebee and Salmana, returned in triumph, punishing the men of Soccoth and Phanuel on his way, and finally put to death Zebee and Salmana (viii, 10-21). Grateful for this glorious deliverance, Gideon’s countrymen offered him the dignity of an hereditary king, which he declined with these noble words: “I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you, but Yahweh shall rule over you” (viii, 22-23). He nevertheless asked and obtained from his soldiers the golden rings and other ornaments which they had taken from the enemy; and out of this spoil he made what seems to have soon become an object of idolatrous worship in Israel. Gideon’s peaceful judgeship lasted forty years. He had seventy sons, and “died in a good old age, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father in Ephra” (viii, 24-32). His victory is alluded to in Isaias, x, 26, and in Ps. lxxxii, 12 (Heb., lxxxiii, 11), where the four kings mentioned in Judges, vii, viii, are distinctly named- a fact which shows that, at the time when this psalm was composed, the narrative of Gideon’s exploits was commonly known in its present form.

Gideon and His Three Hundred Men are victorious.

Gideon and His Three Hundred Men are victorious.

The various literary features exhibited by the text of Judges, vi-viii, have been minutely examined and differently appreciated by recent scholars. Several commentators look upon these features- such for instance as the two names, Gideon and Jerobaal; the two theophanies bearing on Gideon’s call; the apparently twofold narrative of Gideon’s pursuit of the routed enemies, etc.- as proving conclusively the composite origin of the sacred record of Gideon’s judgeship. Others, on the contrary, see their way to reconcile all such features of the text with the literary unity of Judges, vi-viii. However this may be, one thing remains perfectly sure, to wit, that whatever may be the documents which have been utilized in framing the narrative of Gideon’s exploits, they agree substantially in their description of the words and deeds of this Greater Judge of Israel.

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Catholic commentaries on the book of Judges by CLAIR (Paris, 1880); VON HUMMELAUER (Paris, 1888); LAGRANGE (Paris, 1903); Non-Catholic by MOORE (New York, 1895); BUDDE (Freiburg im Breisgau, 1897); NOWACK (Göttingen, 1900).

FRANCIS E. GIGOT (Catholic Encyclopedia)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Why Suffering Is Good For You

by Plinio Corrêa de OliveiraJacintaTwo of the three Fatima seers, Jacinta and Francisco, died young because of the need for victim souls to give necessary fecundity to Our Lady’s plan. Their lives were proof that nothing great is done without suffering.

Indeed, suffering helps those souls who are absorbed with themselves and unwilling to open up. We should see suffering as normal for man and we should practice it with courage and daring. The acceptance of sacrifice is necessary to combat the Hollywood myth of the “happy end.”

Francisco Marto

Jacinta and Francisco died as children by Our Lady’s design as she had foretold. The third seer, Lucia, lived for many more years. What was the reason why Jacinta and Francisco died so early? This was obvious for they spoke openly about it.

The reason was that Fatima asked people to offer up their sufferings. It called for victim souls to associate themselves with the entire mystery of Fatima, and through their sufferings and pains help bring about all the supernatural fecundity Our Lady wanted to give to the events at Fatima. This is exactly what happened to both children who died in extraordinarily difficult and arduous circumstances that caused them much suffering.

The three children of Fátima in 1917.

The three children of Fátima in 1917.

Such sufferings are needed because when it comes to the salvation of souls, all great works of God are done with the participation of men. In general, this is only accomplished with people willing to fight, suffer and pray for God’s work to be brought to its fruition.

In other words, sacrifice is necessary. Otherwise, nothing great is done.

Jacinta and Francisco

The importance of this principle stood out especially at Fatima. Our Lady directly intervened there by performing stupendous miracles especially the “miracle of the sun.” She did this to underscore the fact that Fatima is one of the most important if not the most important message she has ever given in history.

On that occasion and in those circumstances, Our Lady wanted the sacrifice of two souls who would offer themselves up for the fulfillment of the plan of Divine Providence. This clearly shows how the apostolate of suffering is truly irreplaceable and how it opens up the way for the Church to act upon souls.

Our Lord knocking by W. Rainey

A German painter once painted Our Lord as the Good Shepherd knocking on the door of a simple house. Afterwards someone told him: “You made a mistake, for the door has no outside knob to get in.” He answered: “That’s true, but it is not a mistake. This door symbolizes the human heart. Our Lord knocks on it, but there is no knob outside, only inside. There are certain souls that open up only to themselves and to no one else, and in that case no one can intervene, they are really closed.”

Prayer and sacrifice are precisely the way to influence this type of person. They open up to the grace and find life when they suffer and carry the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ lovingly. They come to understand how normal it is to suffer. A person acquires greatness to the degree that he suffers. The great men in history are those who bear great sufferings for the love of God.

Children of FatimaClearly, this includes not only passive suffering like, for example, allowing another to strike us. It also means active suffering that is, taking the initiative in find suffering. This can be done by confronting bad public opinion or overcoming human respect. In short, it means accepting suffering entirely, embracing it fearlessly and daringly, and taking the initiative to look for ways to sacrifice for an ideal. This is what it means to suffer par excellence and we should seek to do this.

The Hollywood myth of the “happy end” is a great obstacle to accepting suffering and sacrifice. Not all things turn out well in the end as in the movies.

Statue of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion in Montfort-sur-Meu, France. Taken by Floranne2006.

Statue of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion in Montfort-sur-Meu, France. Photo taken by Floranne2006.

Not everything is joy and success. Thus, we should not look at suffering as a kind of seven-headed monster that invades people’s lives uninvited. To the contrary, we should realize that everyone suffers and a life without crosses is worthless. Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort goes so far as to say that when a person does not suffer, he should ask for crosses. For a person to whom God gives no sufferings should be wary of his eternal salvation.

All this comes across very clearly in the sacrifice made by Jacinta and Francisco.

In this sense, we should frequently pray to them to ask Our Lady of Fatima to obtain for us this true sense of suffering that is indispensable for all those faithful who want to become generous and dedicated Catholics.

Written February 19, 1965

What you will see when you die…

St. Drithelm

From time to time throughout History, God reminds His creatures, in very vivid ways, of "the four last things” – Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell. In his History of the English Church, St. Bede the Venerable records one such occasion as it was told by an Irish monk named Haemgisl.

A wealthy man and a native of Northumbria in England, Drithelm was married and the head of a devout family. No particulars of his early life, other than these few, are known of him prior to the extraordinary event which changed the course of his life forever.

In the year 693, Drithelm fell suddenly and gravely ill, died, viewed the afterlife, and was then permitted to return to life in order to tell others of his vivid experience.

The morning after his death, as his grieving family was gathered around his bier, Drithelm sat up. Frightened at the sight of the dead man come back to life, everyone but his wife ran away, terrified. “Be not afraid,” he said to her, “for now I am truly risen from death and allowed again to live among men... But,” he added, “hereafter I am not to live as I have been wont, but rather in a very different manner.”

Drithelm immediately left his house and went to church, where he spent many hours in prayer. Returning home the next morning, he divided up all his possessions among his wife, his children and the poor. He then gave a detailed account of his experience to King Aldfrith of Northumbria, Aethelwood Bishop of Lindisfarne and the Irish monk. At the sovereign’s request, the Abbot of Melrose Abbey admitted Drithelm into the monastery as a monk.

Drithelm spent the rest of his life in a hermitage on the banks of the River Tweed. His remaining years were indeed lived “in a different manner” as he gave himself over to constant prayer and mortification, often combining the two by standing in the freezing waters of the river, surrounded by floating ice, while reciting the psalms. To those who would comment on his extraordinary means of penance by such remarks as, “It is wonderful, Brother Drithelm, that you can stand such cold,” the monk would reply gravely, “I have seen greater cold.” To those that heeded, he would warn them to have a wholesome and holy fear of their lot in eternity, and to those who would stop awhile and listen, he would recount his vision, thereby influencing many for the good by his words and example.

What had changed Drithelm's whole way of life was an astounding vision of eternity that he had experienced while he was "dead."

After dying, Drithelm said he had found himself in the presence of a “handsome man in a shining robe.” This guide showed him three panoramas. The first was a long valley with a road running through it. One side was being consumed by a great fire, on the other blew a blizzard of freezing snow and hail. On both sides could be seen countless souls who would cast themselves from the fiery flames to cool off in the icy blizzard, and then throw themselves out from the blizzard to warm up in the fire. Drithelm thought this must be Hell, but his guide told him it was not.

They next came to a place of intense darkness. Here the guide withdrew and left him for awhile. Soon Drithelm saw a deep pit. Out of this pit, tongues of flame would throw up souls like sparks and then swallow them up again. Among those souls he saw a clergyman, a layman, and a woman. The stench of the pit was unbearable. As he stood looking, a crowd of devils surrounded him menacingly, but when his heavenly guide returned, they all fled.

The third vision was of a pleasant meadow full of sweet-scented flowers and happy people. “This is not the Kingdom of Heaven,” his guide informed him. When they went towards the kingdom and could sense from afar its light and sweetness, the guide would not let him go any farther.

He then explained to Drithelm that the first valley was filled with people who had been saved only at the moment of death. They had much purification to endure, but the prayers and Masses offered for them on earth could shorten their suffering. The pleasant meadow was for those whose need for purification was slight. Those who died without imperfection, he said, would enter Heaven at once. But those who entered the dark hole of Hell could never escape.

His heavenly guide then told Drithelm that he must return to life, but should live thereafter “in a different manner.”

Photo by: Unterrather

Monday, August 31, 2015

Rosaries Against The Satanic Practice of Selling Baby Parts!

Become a Rosary Rally Captain to end the Satanic practice of selling baby parts!

     After the horrifying Planned Parenthood scandal, I was floored by how much our nation needs prayer.

     Especially the Holy Rosary.

     As you know, a pro-life group managed to get a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor to tell them how they sell organs from aborted babies for profit.

     This was filmed during a meal in a restaurant. The abortion doctor shared the gruesome details while calmly eating salad and drinking wine.

     The video is simply horrific...sent chills down my spine...like a horror movie….

     But it’s NOT a movie. It’s really happening in America.

     However, I certainly don’t plan to just sit around feeling sad and defeated! My reaction is to increase our Rosary Rally Crusade across America.

     And this is why I want to invite you to become a Rosary Rally Captain in October 2015. Over 8,000 people have already accepted to be a captain and lead a Public Rosary. Can you do the same to help save America?

     It is very simple. All you need to do is:

  • Fill in the form, and we’ll send you a beautiful rally banner and a manual.

CLICK HERE to sign up.

  • In time, contact your friends and invite them to join you at the place you choose.

  • On Saturday, October 10, 2015 at noon pray a Rosary in a public place.

  • When you become a Rosary Rally Captain, we’ll deliver a Red Rose in your name to Our Lady on the very spot where she appeared in Fatima, Portugal. We’ll do this on October 12, 2015.

     Meanwhile, I put together a page with a couple of videos. Both of these videos bring to light why we need a Crusade of rosaries for America.

     Please, Click here to watch these videos.

     And then, please join our prayerful Crusade for America. CLICK HERE to become a rosary rally captain.

When you become a Rosary Rally Captain, I promise to take to Fatima a Red rose in your name and for your intentions. This will take place on October 12th.

Click here to become a Rosary Rally Captain and pray for America!

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Archbishop Responds to the Demands of ‘Transsexual’

 

The Archbishop of Mexico Responds to the Demands of a ‘Transsexual’

The Cardinal recalled that the catechism points out that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered acts, contrary to natural law and do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Therefore, under no circumstances can they be approved.”

The Archbishop Primate of Mexico, Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera has responded to a transsexual’s demands on the Church’s position regarding issues such as abortion, same-sex “marriage” and gender ideology.

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On July 29 of this year, a “transsexual” named Diana Sánchez Barrios sent Cardinal Rivera a letter in which she praises the abortion laws and homosexual unions adopted in the Mexican capital and accuses bishops of promoting homophobia and discrimination against homosexuals.

Cardinal Rivera responds: “First of all, I disagree with you that the approval of some laws is for the benefit of the population; murdering a baby in its mother’s womb is not a good thing for the woman who experiences this episode, and much less for the child, who would thus be deprived of the first of all rights, which is the right to life.”

Typically, said the Archbishop Primate of Mexico, “women who have aborted seek the sacrament of reconciliation to ask for Our Lord’s pardon, and we cannot imagine the pain and guilt they carry as they just begin to become aware that abortion was a terrible act in which they murdered their own child.”

In this sense, “the Church cannot accept the approval of false rights such as those you listed in your letter because they go against the words of Holy Scripture, the Church’s teaching that derives from it, and the Catholic Faith lived in fidelity to God’s plan for two thousand years.”

After recalling that the Catechism of the Catholic Church states that one should avoid “any sign of unjust discrimination” regarding homosexuals, he also recalled that Article 2357 of the same catechism considers that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered acts, contrary to natural law and do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Therefore, under no circumstances can they be approved.”

By www.IPCO.org