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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: PENANCE PENANCE PENANCE

The deed is done. A man who promises to do great evil has been elected President of the United States. It is estimated that 54% of Catholics voted for Barak Hussein Obama. In fact, Obama captured the 7 states where Catholics make up more than 30% of the population on Election Day. But wait!:

"Among Catholic voters who attend Mass weekly, McCain won majority support: 54- 45%. Among those who do not attend weekly Mass, the margin for Obama was an overwhelming 61[%]...Thus Obama drew his support from inactive Catholics. And unfortunately, most American Catholics are inactive." Catholic Culture

Another word for "inactive" is apostasized Catholics. The above findings are in keeping with the words of Fr John Hardon:
"ordinary Catholics will not survive this age." And the words of so many holy priests and saints that most Catholics will not be saved. We are living in the long prophesied age of apostasy:

"Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness Read More...

A SAINT SPEAKS: THERE CAN BE NO CHASTITY WITHOUT THE EUCHARIST



Is there any wonder why our culture has become perverse and sex-obsessed when Christians reject and/or neglect the most powerful assistance to live out the Christian life--the Eucharist? Just for a moment, contemplate the percentage of human beings who believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist--I am certain, as you will be fter listening to the following podcast, that this figure correlates with those who are able to resist the world and live a truly chaste life, whether in marriage or as a single person.


Here is a little blessing for your listening pleasure-- Fr John Hardon's simple yet deep words about the Eucharist and chastity. The following podcast is approximately 26 minutes long but well worth your time. You can hear why he may become a saint. To listen:
FR HARDON PODCAST.

U.K.: A PLAN TO MONITOR EVERY TEXT MESSAGE, PHONE CALL AND INTERNET VISIT

FROM the Belfast Telegraph (HT: STELLA LITTLE): "Today the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, is expected to signal the Government's intention to press ahead with proposals to collect more details about people's phone, email and web-browsing habits as she warns that the terrorist threat to Britain is growing."

"Under the proposal, internet service providers and telecoms companies would hand over millions of phone and internet records to the Home Office, which would store them for at least 12 months so that the police and security services could access them. It is understood that more than £1bn has been earmarked for the database."

"The proposal emerged as part of plans to implement an EU directive developed after the 7 July bombings to bring uniformity to record-keeping. Since last October telecoms companies have been required to keep records of phone calls and text messages for 12 months. That requirement is to be extended to internet, email and voice-over-internet use and included in a Communications Data Bill."

Everything seems to be lining up in accordance with the prophecies of scripture and the saints. Terrorism and now the global economic crisis have provided our leaders with an unprecedented opportunity to centralize financial power and to keep watch over us. Nations are even taking an ownership interest in private banks.

According to St Malachi's prophecies there is to be only one more pope after Pope Benedict XVI...

"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city (The Vatican) will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."


If St Malachi's prophecies are accurate-- then time is very short because Pope Benedict will be 81 this year. We must watch, pray and offer penance to God.

ARE MANDATORY ABORTIONS ON THE HORIZON FOR THE WEST?

Here is another fine article from Mr Frank M. Rega, S.F.O., author of St Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims. As Mr Rega points out St. Padre Pio defended the controversial encyclical, Humanae Vitae, praising its “lofty teachings” and “eternal truths.” But one aspect of Humane Vitae which is often overlooked today is its grim warning that governments might “impose” contraceptive methods on citizens. In the light of the Humanae Vitae’s other accurate predictions, are mandatory birth control and abortion on the horizon for America?

St. Padre Pio demonstrated the depth of his love and loyalty to the Church when he publicly praised and defended Pope Paul VI for his encyclical Humanae Vitae, “Of Human Life.” 1 Upon its release in the summer of 1968, a torrent of vilification and disobedience was unleashed upon the Pontiff from within the Church, as well as mockery and scorn from without. Such open rebellion against Peter’s successor was unprecedented, and yet he had done nothing more than his solemn duty to uphold the infallible, magisterial teaching of Catholicism against unnatural methods of birth control.

The likes of Fr. Hans Kung, Fr. Charles Curran, et. al., and the Canadian Bishops’ Winnipeg Statement, brazenly stood in opposition to the teachings of their own religion. Many did defend the document; but one great saint, a man
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RUSSIA'S AGGRESSIVE EXPANSION DUE TO INSURMOUNTABLE POPULATION DECLINE

I have read a great deal on the recent Georgia crisis--but the obvious reason for Russia's expansionist aggression seems to be overlooked by the West. Russia is in the midst of an insurmountable population death spiral and nothing the Russian leaders have done internally is working. Taking back its former territories will, however, change the dynamics of its population crisis.

Consider this typical scene in modern day Russia: "A group of young professionals sitting around a dinner table in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The hosts for the evening were Roman Zhabko, 34, a computer network administrator, and his wife, Olga Zhabko, 28, who manages a small business. Like the majority of Russians, they're loyal to President Vladimir Putin; a poster of Mr. Putin is the only decoration on their living room walls..."

"Demographics is an acute problem in Russia, and it's discussed by everybody," Ms. Zhabko said as she put another dish of meats and cheeses on the table.

"More and more immigrants will come to Russia and they will bring
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A MESSAGE FROM LA SALETTE TO YOU


"I make an urgent appeal to the earth. I call on the true disciples of the living God who reigns in Heaven; I call on the true followers of Christ made man, the only true Savior of men; I call on my children, the true faithful, those who have given themselves to me so that I may lead them to my divine Son.... Finally, I call on the apostles of the Last Days, the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have lived in scorn for the world and for themselves, in poverty and in humility, in union with God, in suffering unknown to the world. It is time they came out and filled the world with light. Go and reveal yourselves to be my cherished children. I am at your side and within you, provided that your faith is the light which shines upon you in these unhappy days. May your zeal make you famished for the glory and the honor of Jesus Christ. Fight, children of light, you, the few who can see. For now is the time of all times, the end of all ends." Our Lady to two young shepherds in La Salette, France. September 19, 1846.

DOES CATHOLIC PROPHECY REVEAL THAT ISLAM WILL CONVERT TO CATHOLICISM?


In the end times a great Monarch is to emerge before the appearance of the anti-Christ. This Monarch will restore all things to Christ and the Catholic Church--including Islam. His reign is foretold by every great Catholic prophet. And it is said of him:

"He shall reform the Church of God." (St. Francis of Paola, 15th Century)

"He shall restore the apostolic discipline." (St. John of Capistrano 15th
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THE POPE, ISLAM, AND CATHOLIC PROPHECY FOR OUR TIMES

"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is ...Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13: 32-37

Pope Benedict has proven over the course of his brief pontificate that he does not shy away from the controversial for the sake of a false wordly peace. Prior to the recent baptism of Magdi Allam-- Osama bin Laden claimed in an audio recording that Islam will chastise the Pope and the European people for the publication of cartoons of Mohammed. I am certain that the recent baptism of Allam has solidified the position of Pope Benedict and the Church at the top of al qaeda's hit list.

As to bin Laden's threat against Europe-- so much of Western Europe is apathetic to the silent
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"THIS IS BABEL"

I will be on vacation until January 15. I will, however, be updating the Real Clear News sidebar while I am away.

We are all witnessing the growing persecution of the Church in what were once Christian nations. These nations are slowly taking on a fascist character that seeks to stamp out religion and religious expression. In Canada a so-called human rights commission is in hot pursuit of truth teller Mark Steyn for Islamophobia and Catholic Insight Magazine for homophobia. In Spain a Protestant is being investigated by the government for attempting to "cure" homosexuality while a Catholic cleric is likewise being investigated for comments that are seen as offending homosexuals.

The pace at which religious hatred is growing is alarming. But this was all prophesied by good and holy men and women throughout the centuries. They all hauntingly repeat that a great chastisement will occur due to the loss of the Faith. The Catholic Church in particular will have much to suffer. Islam is predicted to be used as one instrument of chastisement. But the enemies of Christ
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CATHOLIC PROPHECY THROUGHOUT CENTURIES FORETELLS OF A MUSLIM INVASION INTO EUROPE IN END TIMES

Catholic prophecies about the last days have been consistent throughout the centuries. In fact the prophecies viewed on the whole are astonishingly consistent. A great many prophecies foretell the Muslim invasion of the European continent which is to occur due to the anarchy and godlessness in Europe.

I believe it is gravely important that we be aware of what has been foretold. So much of what we hear about Islam and its spread into Europe is political in nature. I am certain that a great many of you view this movement of Islam into Europe as more than simply a historical or a political event. But rather, recognize the spiritual significance of this occurrence in salvation history. The loss of faith and apostasy not only in the world, but also within Christianity subjects the West to a great chastisement. When a nation legalizes abortion and promotes artificial contraception, and when homosexuality enters God's Church you can be certain that He will not
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