"I am Lucy, one of the young nuns raped by the Serbian soldiers. I am writing to you, Mother, after what happened to my sisters Tatiana, Sandria, and me.
Allow me not to go into the details of the act. There are some experiences in life so atrocious that you cannot tell them to anyone but God, in whose service I had consecrated my life nearly a year ago.
My drama is not so much the humiliation that I suffered as a woman, not the incurable offense committed against my vocation as a religious, but the difficulty of having to incorporate into my faith an event that certainly forms part of the mysterious will of Him whom I have always considered my Divine Spouse.
Only a few days before, I had read "Dialogues of Carmelites" and spontaneously I asked our Lord to grant me the Read More...
"[G]o to the streets of a liberal enclave like San Francisco, Seattle or Vermont. There will be plenty of expensive boutiques, antique dealers, health spas, sushi bars and upscale coffee shops. But you won’t see very many children. The reason is not that right-wingers have dumped buckets of birth control pills into the San Francisco municipal water supply. The simple fact is that many on the liberal left today just don’t want to have children.
"A 2004 U.S. survey showed that a typical sample of 100 unrelated adults who called themselves liberal will have 147 children. That contrasts with the typical conservative, who is likely to have 208 children per 100 unrelated adults. That’s 41% more.
"The liberal Northeastern states — Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York — have the lowest fertility rates in the country. They also have the lowest percentage of population under the age of five. In progressive San Francisco, there are more dogs Read More...
According to the late Fr John Hardon S.J., only those who would profess the following are Christian--"No one else is":
"I believe in my heart and openly profess that the bread and wine placed upon the altar are, by the mystery of the sacred prayer and the words of the Redeemer, substantially changed into the true and life-giving flesh and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, and that after the consecration, there is present the true body of Christ which was born of the Virgin and offered up for the salvation of the world, hung on the cross and now sits at the right hand of the Father, and that there is present the true blood of Christ which flowed from his side. They are present not only by means of a sign and of the efficacy of the Sacrament, but also in the very reality and truth of their nature and substance." Composed by St Gregory VII for the profession of the heretic Berengarius in 1079.
Fr Hardon recommended that the above be memorized along with the following by all:
"Surely the word of Christ which could make out of nothing that which did not exist, can change things already in existence into what they were not. For it is no less extraordinary to give things new natures than to change their natures." St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan.
Excerpt from the LATIMES: ROME -- A few miles from the Vatican, Najat Hadi kept house with her husband, his other wife and their assorted children, an unhappy home with a hateful woman 10 years her junior and a cruel spouse who left her with a jagged scar peeking from her collar.
Finally, she says, her Egyptian-born husband, who worked in Rome making pizzas, Read More...
From mailonline: "Dr Rowan Williams...criticised Christianity's history for its violence, its use of harsh punishments and its betrayal of its peaceful principles.
He also said the Christian belief in the Trinity - that God is Father, Son and Holy Ghost at the same time - 'is difficult, sometimes offensive, to Muslims'.
'We can together speak for those who have no voice or leverage in society - for the poorest, the most despised, the least powerful, for women and children, for migrants and minorities; and even to speak together for the great encompassing Read More...
Here is an excerpt --"Mein Camp: Is Modern Gay Life Fascist?"
"Consider the gay-is-good-is-happy mantra that suspends all critical thought, numbing all detraction, the unspoken aspersion that the hurtful oppressive heterosexist majority is, by comparison, ugly of body and soul, now justly banished from the glorious gay life it can only wistfully watch a-tip-toe over the gay ghetto wall, the assertion that any alternative or private 'self-loathing' queers who don’t conform must likewise be mere shadows."
"Surely, coming out means coming home: to a better world of spandex and uniform bliss...Prides bigger each year as gay hits vogue and...[we] have at last broken free of the shackles of mere procreation to devote all our energies to the narcissistic fetishism of our own supreme masculinity and almost mystical, classical quest for botoxed youth."
"It would all be so easy to satirise if mainstream media weren’t too scared of being labelled homophobic, and if the gay media themselves Read More...
Here is an excerpt of his July 8 post, “It’s a Frackin’ Cracker!”:
“Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?” Myers continued by saying, “if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you Read More...
FROM grandrapidspress: "Bradley LaShawn Fowler, 39, is seeking $60 million from Zondervan, based in Cascade Township, and another $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing in the lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Fowler filed the suit against Zondervan on Monday, the same day Read More...
From typicallyspanish: One in five new mothers in Spain is an immigrant. The birth rate in Spain is at its highest since 1990 with the average number of children being born to mother up to 1.39.
Keep in mind that this is only slightly above 1.1 which cuts Spain's population in half with every passing generation.
The increase in the current birth rate is due to immigrant mothers who represent one in five of current mothers in Spain.
"The numbers come from the National Statistics Institute, INE, which says there were Read More...
Excerpts from WFTV: "Church officials say UCF Student Senator Webster Cook was disruptive and disrespectful when he attended Mass held on campus Sunday June 29. It was during that Mass where Cook admits he obtained the Eucharist.
Cook claims he planned to consume it, but first wanted to show it to a fellow student senator he brought to Mass who was curious about the Catholic faith.
"When I received the Eucharist, my intention was to bring it back to my Read More...
From mailonline: "Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and 'pray to Allah' during a religious education lesson.
"Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah is worshipped.
"They said forcing their children to take part in the exercise at Alsager High School, near Stoke-on-Trent - which included wearing Muslim headgear - was a breach of their human rights."
Parent Karen Williams said: "I am absolutely furious my daughter was made to take part in it and I don't find it acceptable.
"I haven't got a problem with them teaching my child other religions and a small amount of information doesn't do any harm.
"But not only did they have to pray, the teacher had gone into the class and made them watch a short film and then said 'we are now going out to pray to Allah'.
From telegraph: "Homosexual soldiers are to be paid travelling expenses to attend Gay Pride parades, while troops are not allowed to claim for trips to the Queen's Garden Party.
"Gay troops have been told they can submit claims for their car mileage or train tickets to marches in London on Saturday and in Brighton next month.
"Heterosexual soldiers have criticised the move saying they are not allowed to claim money for trips to important functions, including the Queen's Garden Party.
One homosexual soldier said: "Any straight guys wishing to have Read More...
From dailytelegraph: "More than 100 gay Australian couples have paid $80,000 to create a baby using rent-a-womb women in the US, a fertility clinic says.
The controversial scheme, branded as "one-stop baby shopping", is becoming increasingly popular among professional gay men in Sydney and Melbourne, according to The Fertility Institutes based in Los Angeles.
"We've seen more than 125 gay couples from Australia who have Read More...
From spiegel online: "The tabloid Bild calls it "perverse." Germany's Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said "I reject this path categorically." And Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe, president of the German Medical Association, calls it "abhorrent and deeply schocking."
"The case has immediately set off yet another round of an intense nationwide debate in Germany about assisted suicide and the question as to when a patient has a right to die and when not. It is currently illegal to actively assist in someone's suicide in Germany. Kusch went out of his way to make sure he didn't fall afoul of that law. While he educated Bettina S. on how to kill herself, he did not administer the deadly dosage himself. Because suicide is not illegal in Germany, advising someone on how best to do it is likewise not punishable."