Monday, March 1, 2010
"Savagery" - Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani: Modern Warfare Condemned
Cardinal Ottaviani, head of the Holy Office under Pope Pius XII and John XXIII, wrote in 1947:
"The extent of the damage done to national assets by aerial warfare, and the dreadful weapons that have been introduced of late, is so great that it leaves both vanquished and victor the poorer for years after. Innocent people are liable to great injury from the weapons in current use: hatred is on that account excited above measure; extremely harsh reprisals are provoked; wars result which flaunt every provision of the jus gentium, and are marked by a savagery greater than ever.
"And what of the period immediately after a war? Does not it also provide an obvious pointer to the enormous and irreparable damage which war, the breeding place of hate and hurt, must do to the morals and manners of nations? These considerations, and many others which might be adduced besides, show that modern wars can never fulfil those conditions which (as we stated earlier on in this essay) govern - theoretically - a just and lawful war.
"Moreover, no conceivable cause could ever be sufficient justification for the evils, the slaughter, the destruction, the moral and religious upheavals which war today entails".----Relationes societatum perfectarum in statu conflictus (emphasis mine)
Marthe Robin (1902-1981) -French Mystic, Stigmatic, and Foundress of the Foyer de Charite
Marthe Robin was born on March 13, 1902 in Chateauneuf de Galaure, France in a region known as “the Plain”. She was one of six children. Her father Joseph, was a good natured farmer, not very religious in that he only went to Mass on Easter and big Feast days, although towards the end of his life, due to Marthe’s extraordinary example and virtue, he had a deep conversion and “died a saint” according to a statement made by Marthe. Her mother, Amelie-Celeste Chosson, was happy and gracious housewife and mother, and like her husband, was not initially devout in religious practice, however she too had a deep conversion towards the end of her life, once again presumably through the holy influence and example of Marthe.
Beginning in May, 1918 at age 16, Marthe began experiencing painful headaches. On November 25th she collapsed in her kitchen and was unable to get up without assistance. The Doctor was sent for and it was thought that she had encephalitis. At times she would often cry out in pain. During this time she had her first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary; her sister Alice who was in the bedroom with her, saw a great light that surrounded the room, but she herself did not see the Blessed Mother.
Offering herself to the Love and Will of God
From her childhood, Marthe always had “conspicuous” religious devotion and tendency; conspicuous in that her parents and family were not very devout Catholics; only going to Mass on major feast days. As her illness and suffering progressed, her legs weakened, and she was confined to a chair more and more. During this time her spiritual life blossomed and she was very inspired and edified by the life of the “Little Flower”, Therese of Lisieux, who was canonized on May 17, 1925 by Pope Pius XI. Later that year, on October 15, 1925, the Feast of St Teresa of Avila, she felt inspired to make a “Act of Abandonment to the Love and the Will of God”, composing the text of the Act of Abandonment herself Read it all
"I Paul am made a minister. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church"---St. Paul, Colossians 1:24
--->It's not 'just television' anymore, kids
--->Not Myopia at All: It has been noted that in the West today, what should have been our present enormous workforce was aborted in the multi-millions after Roe v. Wade in 1973 and similar legislation in other countries (those poor babies would be in their late 30's today and productive citizens); and the rest is being taken care of by the wildly disproportionate visual-media-academic emphasis on homosexuality---since homosexuals do not reproduce. So we come to the suicide of nations, if we do not awaken, pronto.
Can anyone doubt this was intentional on route to an oligarchical New World Order? And is it any wonder that while abortion and contraceptive pesticides are very easy (young people by law [!] do not need parental permission), adoption is very hard? This is not an accident. We've been had.
--->AS of today in the United States 51,361, 483 American pre-born babies have been murdered by abortion since Roe V. Wade Jan 22 1973 Ruling---Source: St. Michael Brigade E-Newsletter; contact Russell Pond.
--->A Snake Shows IT's Head: EU Observer - Freemasons keen to open office in EU capital: A French freemason has said that part of the movement is keen to open a bureau in Brussels to lobby against the rising influence of religious organisations in the EU institutions. "The masonic orders should practice politics in the positive sense of the term: So that despite their own partisan divisions, they speak out on the side of secularism and voice their disagreement with this or that governmental or European decision," Jean-Michel Quillardet, the former Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France, told Belgian daily Le Soir in an interview out on Wednesday (17 February)...Cont.
Note: "Free" thinkers, eh? ...More
--->Gordon Brown: "One Global Progressive Family, Global Society"; but organized according to what principles, what moral criteria, what governance? And what of national sovereignties? Brown, after Climategate, still seems to suggest that "climate change" (and the, yes, economic crisis) is a major ideological propeller of a New World Order. He repeats it along with the word 'global' like a mantra. But have nations been asked (not bribed but asked) whether they want 'in' to this 'Progressive' New World Order? I gather that anything London and Washington decide to do must be 'progressive'? Are nations free to opt 'out' of this "global family"? If not are they 'free' at all?
--->Orwells Picnic: "I have just been informed that the Population Research Institute has issued another video cartoon explaining their stand that the world is in fact in imminent danger of being seriously underpopulated. I think these videos are a very effective project. They give the facts, the numbers, and encourage people to think about things...So let's stop for a moment and examine the claims"
--->The Second Theological Meeting between the Roman Experts and the SSPX held on 18 January
Ingmar Bergman's: The Virgin Spring, Now Online in 9 Parts: "On the way to deliver candles to a church, the 14th (?) century virginal daughter (Birgitta Pettersson) of feudal landowner Töre (Max von Sydow) is savagely raped and murdered (not offensively filmed in the sexual sense---SH). But fate takes a vengeful hand when the killers unknowingly seek food and shelter at the girl's home. Will the grief-stricken Töre learn the truth about his visitors? Set in medieval Sweden, this disturbing tale directed by Ingmar Bergman earned an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film"---Netflix. Watch it now
--->Paul Craig Roberts: How the Economy Was Lost: America’s 20th century economic success was based on two things. Free trade was not one of them...If truth be known, the “banking problem” is the least of our worries. Our economy faces two much more serious problems. One is that offshoring and H-1b visas have stopped the growth of family incomes, except, of course, for the super rich. To keep the economy going, consumers have gone deeper into debt, maxing out their credit cards and refinancing their homes and spending the equity. Consumers are now so indebted that they cannot increase their spending by taking on more debt. Thus, whether or not the banks resume lending is beside the point."
--->When you wish upon a star...Elton John Calls Jesus a Super-intelligent 'Gay' Man. William Donahue of the Catholic League writes: "We’re not sure what’s worse—John’s ignorance or intolerance. In any event, if we thought we could persuade him to issue an apology, we would try. But given his recidivism, we won’t even bother to ask. One thing is clear: someone needs to straighten John out."
And remember, one can get only get to Oz's Wizardy by first falling asleep and hallucinating in the Poppy fields... but, alas, in the end for John, the goal is, well, revealed a hoax, a humbug...the great Lie purchased after being knocked unconscious in the witch-Storms
--->There are growing boycotts in response to the economic looting of American and the world. We can shop at Mom and Pop stores, and starve the corporate big boys (also take money out of corporate banks, put in local credit unions) until monopoly is broken and the governments, local and national, listen to citizens in terms of taxes, war & peace, and everything else. We have time to urge others to so act before the recession turns into total meltdown. It is constructive and non-violent. This country didn't take Martin Luther King seriously enough until organized worker and bus strikes threatened to cripple cities. He hit them in the pocketbook until it hurt.
-->Slashing Social Programs, More Taxes, More $$$ for Wall Street, as Planetary Wars Escalate: An 18-member panel will propose measures to slash government spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. It will also consider a series of regressive taxes, including a consumption or value added tax, to force the working class to pay for the budget deficit. Its aim, according to the White House, will be to reduce the deficit from its current level of over 10 percent of gross domestic product to 3 percent by 2015.---Judith Moriarty
"Communion only reaches its true depths when it is supported and surrounded by adoration. The Eucharist Presence in the tabernacle does not set another view of the Eucharist alongside or against the Eucharistic celebration, but simply signifies its complete fulfillment. For this Presence has the effect, of course, of keeping the Eucharist forever in church. The church never becomes a lifeless space but is always filled with the presence of the Lord, which comes out of the celebration, leads us into it, and always makes us participants in the cosmic Eucharist. What man of faith has not experienced this? A church without the Eucharistic Presence is somehow dead, even then it invites people to pray. But a church in which the eternal light is burning before thetabernacle is always alive, is always something more than a building made of stones. In this place the Lord is always waiting for me, calling me, wanting to make me “eucharistic.” In this way, he prepared me for the Eucharist, sets me in motion toward His return -----(Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, p. 90).