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«Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.» John 6,68

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15:26-27.16:12-15.

When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.

New Books to Read

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Notes from a Small Island (Paperback)
by Bill Bryson (Author)

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such bestsellers as "The Mother Tongue" and "Made in America", decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells. With wit and irreverence, Bil…

She is proud to be Catholic

Punished with a Baby - Obama on Abortion

Last Surviving Founding Member of NARAL

this is the air i breathe by hillsongs with lyrics

iPray + HisTunes: A Catholic iPod style ad.

iConfess - Dancing Priest iPod spoof

Plea from the Hermeneutic of Continuity

Pro-Life vigils are a very good opportunity for priests to give support to active pro-lifers. The Helpers of God's Precious Infants often speak of how a prayerful presence outside an abortion clinic is a way of spiritually being present at Calvary. it may be that a life is saved, maybe not. What is important is to be there peacefully and prayerfully in union with Christ.

The Helpers always like to have a priest with them. It can be a little uncomfortable because sometimes there are hostile reactions - but sometimes it is painfully obvious that such reactions are themselves indicative of post-abortion trauma. I sometimes get over to the Maidstone vigils but I can't make the next one I was asked for. I suggested to Carole that I could make an appeal here for priest volunteers and she welcomed the idea.

So if you are a priest and can spare a couple of hours just once in a while to get over to Maidstone, please email Carole. mailto:ca7jor33@yahoo.co.uk

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Babies born at 22 weeks!

The BBC reports: a woman gave birth to twins 13 days after being diagnosed as pregnant at 20 weeks last year. You can read more of this story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8058445.stm

Abuse in Church run education and care homes

Sky News reports on the investigation into alleged abuse at schools and orphanages run by the Catholic Church in Ireland has described how children were "terrorised" by nuns and priests.

The commission's findings will make difficult reading for orders like the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Mercy, which ran many of the children's institutions under investigation.
Some of the allegations are more than 60 years old, with many of the perpetrators already dead.

Read the full article here: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090520/twl-thousands-abused-in-catholic-church-3fd0ae9.html

ITn also reports that: Many of the victims abused as children at the hands of nuns and priests in Ireland have been left angered by a long-awaited report. Read here:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090520/twl-irish-child-abuse-report-a-whitewash-41f21e0.html

Miracle of Sun at Medjugorje - www.queridosfilhos.com.br

Miracle of Sun at Medjugorje - www.gospa.it

Missed the Papal Visit

Catch up on the coverage here:

http://www.ewtn.com/holyland2009/watchlisten.htm

Pass The Salt - Priest Arrested at Notre Dame (Full Version)

Coach Dave get exclusive footage of Father Norman Weslin's arrest at Notre Dame University for protesting abortion.

What the Hell?

WHAT THE HELL?
THE REALITY AND TRUTH ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF HELL
FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE, CHURCH TEACHING AND THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS

Fellow blogger has some interesting thoughts and explanations on hell - read here: http://frjon.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/the-teachings-of-jesus-christ-on-the-reality-of-hell/

What Every Catholic Needs to Know About Hell

What do we know about hell?

The Prophecy of the Popes

Wikepedia states that: The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholicpopes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with a later added pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.

Pope Benedict is known as : the 111th Pope - De Gloria Olivae(The Glory of the Olive or "To the Olive"). Considering the Pope's recent visit to Israel it is easy to interpret him as being a symbol for peace or the olive branch.

Wikepedia says: Another interpretation was that "De Gloria Olivae" would promote world peace, as symbolized by the olive branch. In a general audience on 27 April2005, Benedict XVI explained that he chose his regnal name as a link to Benedict XV, "Religio Depopulata", and that: "In his footsteps I place my m…

The Last Pope? A Look at the St. Malachy Prophecy (REV)

Interesting - maybe the next Pope will be Jesus himself coming back to earth - some personal translation on this as Rome is not the only city on 7 hills - so is Jordan a city on 7 hills and that is set in the middle east where the final countdown takes place in Revelation.

A Puppet President

Friday, 15 May 2009

Thoughts on Obama
It strikes me that President Obama is just a puppet President. He says one thing but does another - depending on what his 'advisors' suggest. He comes across as a man that does not have the courage of his convictions preferring power and popularity to principles.

Obama to revive Guantanamo trials

Obama to revive Guantanamo trials : President Barack Obama has announced he is to revive military trials for some detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Read the full story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8052676.stm

It seems President Obama is very good at doing u-turns.

Former guard on Guantanamo 'torture'

Former guard on Guantanamo 'torture'

A former guard at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay has spoken in his first television interview about the brutality he witnessed to inmates.
Chris Arendt told the BBC what he saw amounted to ''torture'' and that some of his fellow guards were so violent as to be ''psychotic.''

To see the video click the link here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7821569.stm

The pope's speech in israel - 5/11/2009

Pope ends trip with plea for peace

Pope Benedict XVI has finished his eight-day pilgrimage to the Middle East, calling for an end to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians.
At a farewell ceremony, attended by Israeli leaders, he called for "no more bloodshed, no more fighting".
He said the Holocaust "must never be forgotten or denied".
Israeli President Shimon Peres thanked him for his visit, calling it a "profound demonstration of the enduring dialogue" between Christians and Jews.
He particularly highlighted the Pope's statement about the Holocaust never being denied, saying it carried "substantive and special weight".

Read more at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8051987.stm

Pope in Jordan - Second stop: Mount Nebo

Pope calls for Palestinian State

Pope Benedict XVI has offered his support for the Palestinians' right to a homeland as he continues his Middle East tour in the West Bank.

Read more on BBC world news: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8047134.stm

David Willey, BBC News, Bethlehem:
It's Christmas all over again in Bethlehem this fine May day. O Come All Ye Faithful and Gloria In Excelsis rang out over Manger Square as Pope Benedict celebrated mass for an enthusiastic congregation of several thousand Palestinian Christians and Catholic Pilgrims from as far away as Vietnam.

Pope Benedict xvi - Israel May 2009 - Day 1

Papal visit to the Middle East - 09 May 09

Thought for the day

Thought of the day, May 15

Today at 9:14am

Remember Your VictoriesTODAY'S SCRIPTUREBut thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. (NIV)But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ's victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere (AMP)Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. (KJV)2 Corinthians 2:14

Quote for the day

To harbor no envy, no anger, no resentment against an offender is still not to have charity for him. It is possible, without any charity, to avoid rendering evil for evil. But to render, spontaneously, good for evil -- such belongs to a perfect spiritual love.
-- St Maximus the Confessor

You are my God

The Beauty of Eucharistic Adoration

Gregorian Chant Benedictinos

Catholic music - musica católica - Gregorian Chants

Taking Chances - Celine Dion

Celine Dion and Ben Moody In The Studio

Worthy Is The Lamb

Should we eat pork?

"And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase." Deuteronomy 14:8 This was a command to the Jews who were concerned about clean and unclean animals.

http://www.themodernreligion.com/misc/hh/pork.html has this to say about eating pork:

Bad effects of pork consumption :

Pig's bodies contain many toxins, worms and latent diseases. Although some of these infestations are harbored in other animals, modern veterinarians say that pigs are far more predisposed to these illnesses than other animals. This could be because pigs like to scavenge and will eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excreta (including their own), garbage, and other pigs.

Influenza (flu) is one of the most famous illnesses which pigs share with humans. This illness is harbored in the lungs of pigs during the summer months and tends to affect pigs and humans in the cooler…

Mexican teenager dies during a legal abortion

66 British babies survived abortion

International pilgrimage honors Gypsy blessed

Stojan Adasevic

What is a cult?

This can be difficult or easy to determine depending on what definition you use.

http://www.cultfaq.org/ gives the following definition:

Nowadays the term 'cult' has a variety of meanings, as evidenced by this dictionary entry:

* formal religious veneration : worship
* a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
* a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents
* a system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth by its promulgator

a : great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a film or book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary or intellectual fad b : a usually small group of people characterized by such devotion

Some groups thought of as cults include: The Church of Scientology, though this is trying to become more mainstream by recruiting high profile media celebrities, also such groups as: David Koresh's Branch Davidians, Shoko Asahara's Aum Shinrikyo, or Sun Myung Moon's…

Word for Today.

He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. Psalm 24: 4 AKJV

We do not need to wear special clothes or to wash a certain way before we approach God, before we enter into His presence, like the Jews did in the Old Testament before they entered the Temple. God looks on the heart. All we need is a pure heart and a contrite spirit before God. But we do need to be washed in the waters of repentance and baptism. And cleansed with the confession of our sins.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." KJV 1 John 1:9

Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. RSV NIV

" ... that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world ..." Philippians 2:15 NIV