Excerpts from (Reuters)Kosovo - "Hundreds of Kosovar Albanians gather on Sundays to attend religious services in a still unfinished red-brick church in the Kosovo town of Klina.
"Turning away from the majority Muslim faith imposed by the Ottoman Turks centuries ago, these worshippers are part of a revival of Catholicism in the newly independent Balkan state.
"We have been living a dual life. In our homes we were Catholics but in public we were good Muslims," said Ismet Sopi. "We don't call this converting. It is the continuity of the family's belief."
"Sopi has commuted 40 km (25 miles) every Sunday from central Kosovo to Klina to attend a morning mass since he formally became a Roman Catholic five months ago. This September was the first holy Read More...
"The Calvijn met Junior College in Amsterdam and the Huygens College, also in the capital, are both closing for the Sugar Feast. The Islamic festival marks the end of the Ramadan month of fasting and falls on or around 1 October this year.
"The Calvijn met Junior College is closing for two days, and the Huygens College for one. Both are VMBO schools - the lowest level of secondary education - and although they are Christian, their pupils are virtually all immigrants.
"The Party for Freedom (PVV) wants clarification from Education Minister Ronald Plasterk in the Lower House today. "This really cannot be allowed," in the view of PVV MP Martin Bosma. "The Netherlands is no Muslim country and will never become one either. We must never give in to the pressure of this ideology, which wants to take over the Netherlands bit by bit."
"According to a spokesman for the Amarantis Education Group, under which both schools fall, the free day does not clash with its Christian principles. Various other schools throughout the Netherlands also ensure that their pupils are free on Sugar Feast day, according to Reformatorisch Dagblad."
These Christian slaves were often freed by the payment of ransom money. The original Mercedarians travelled as merchants through Muslim territory, freeing many Christian slaves.
Prayers are traditionally said on this day by the Catholic Church to also rescue England from the heresy of Protestantism which keeps people from the one true faith and from the Mother of God. England was once known as Our Lady's Dowry.
Today we have an obvious need to invoke Our Lady of Ransom to release souls from modern errors including relativism which is the deadly fruit of the Reformation. We must also petition her to obtain from her Divine Son a return to the Catholic Faith by the inhabitants of the Western world who are once again threatened with Islamic jihad. She is the woman clothed with the sun that has been granted an enormously critical role in the battle against evil in this world. She is our merciful mother who will guide us to her Son and to a degree of holiness that is otherwise unobtainable.
The Opening Prayer (Collect) for this Feast Day of Our Lady of Ransom prays:
"O God, through the glorious Mother of Your Son You enriched the Church with a new religious congregation dedicated to freeing Christians from slavery among the heathens. We venerate Mary as the foundress of this institution and pray that she may also deliver us from our sins and the slavery of the devil through her own merits and intercession. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord . . .
And from Fr John Hardon S.J.: "Sexual suicide is sexual liberation that has created a society hostile to the family and the institution of marriage. It is a society that fails to recognize the natural order of the male and female gender. Sexual suicide is the ultimate destination of “feminism”: female inferiority and familiarity and familial disintegration. Sexual suicide is the pollution of a culture by false ideas and misused technology. The result is an erosion of love and family that reduces sex to a form of sexual massage...Sexual suicide is the wide spread virus of radical feminism that has penetrated the culture of so many Western nations."
Women have become sex objects for the pleasure of noncommittal men who no longer feel the responsibility of rearing or financially supporting their offspring. Women who become pregnant and carry their babies to term are left to support the "family" while their children are deprived of a mother and a father. Rather than gaining equality with men and liberation from men, women have become inferior slaves to men's basest nature---sloth and lust. Suicidal sex will destroy us.
You knew it wouldn't be long before the "right-to-die" became the "duty to die". Surprise! Dutiful death has arrived in Britain. The West has given up God and the notion of an absolute moral authority as the basis of our legal system. Now we are left with man-made morality and arbitrary laws which subject us to the whim and caprice of whomever happens to be in charge, and whatever happens to be "best" for the State--in other words TYRANNY.
HT: STELLA LITTLE!!--Excerpts from Mailonline: "Elderly people with dementia have a duty to die, one of the country's most influential experts on medical ethics said yesterday.
Baroness Warnock said that for the old and sick who are contemplating dying, 'there is nothing wrong Read More...
Hilaire Belloc on usury:
"Usury does not mean high interest. It means any interest, however low, demanded for an unproductive loan. It is not only immoral [on which account it has been condemned by every moral code-----Pagan-----Mohammedan-----or Catholic] but it is ultimately destructive of society. It has only been the rule of our commerce to take usury since the breakup of Europe following on the Reformation. Usury will destroy our society, but meanwhile there is no escape from it. We are coming near the end of its maleficent action, not through awaking to its evils but because it is reaching the end of its resources."
"Supposing a man comes to you and says: "There is a field next to mine which is a very good building site; if I put up a good little house on it I shall be able to let that house at a net profit-----all rates, taxes and repairs paid-of £100 a year. But I have no capital with which to build this house. The field will cost £50 and the house £950. Will you lend me £1,000, so that I can buy the field, put up the house, and enjoy this nice little income?" You would presumably Read More...
Choudary stated that after Muslims populate Britain it would then be easy to impose Sharia law on the population.
"It may be by pure conversion that Britain will become an Islamic state. We may never Read More...
"Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
As a Catholic I could never slip and say "My Muslim Faith" or inadvertantly refer to myself as having a different religion. This so- called gaffe reveals the depth of Obama's connection with the Christian religion and Jesus Christ, while exposing his attachment to Islam. Could any of you--who are Christians slip in such a manner?