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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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IRISH CATHOLICS MUST VOTE NO ON LISBON TREATY

Let's all do our part in getting the Irish to vote down the Treaty of Lisbon. I received this publication via email from Modesto Fernandez. Spread the Word.

From
Irish Society For a Christian Civilization: "Can I approve of the Treaty of Lisbon?

The violation of non-negotiable principles raises a grave question of conscience for
Irish Catholics in the face of this referendum.

A spectre is haunting Europe—it threatens you, the Christian future of your family, of Ireland, and of the Continent. It is a European Union without God and without moral principles.

The Treaty of Lisbon seeks to reform, for you and for all Irish Catholics, the fundamental values which govern the functioning of the European Union. These new values are in stark contrast to the non-negotiable principles given by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pope insists that, in the construction of Europe, there are three areas in which the Church defends “non-negotiable principles”:

* “the protection of life at
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WHERE FAITH IS ALIVE IN EUROPE

From Timesonline: "Religion may well be in decline among European youth but it is by no means dead. This weekend about 6,000 young Catholics will set off on a 75-mile walk from Paris to Chartres Cathedral — and as they walk they will all be praying and singing in Latin."

"This weekend’s annual three-day pilgrimage through northern France, which is in its 26th year, illustrates the appeal that the Tridentine Mass has for some young Catholics disenchanted with what they say is the lack of mystery, beauty and sacredness in the revised Mass.

Gregory Flash, 28, an investment banker from London, explains why he is taking part in the pilgrimage for the second year running: “The pilgrimage is a time of prayer, penance and fellowship. It’s great to be surrounded by thousands of Catholics around the same age who
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CHURCHES CRUMBLE IN FRANCE WHILE LESS THAN 5 PERCENT ATTEND MASS


"The pious will be few, churches empty, neglected and even defiled. Priests and religion will not be respected. The defections from the church will be general." The Prophets and Our Times, Rev R. Gerald Culleton

Churches all over Europe are falling into disrepair. The populace lacks the faith to make their restoration a priority which in turn renders the sacred monuments to God and Europe's cultural heritage nothing more than a financial albatross.

Excerpts from iht: "Mayor Jean-Pierre Leger was married and baptized his children at Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens church in this village in western France. Not without sadness, he is now planning to bulldoze the 19th century building.

The dilemma of what to do with churches that have fallen out of favor — and into disrepair — is facing towns and villages across France and other European countries. Some communities have dynamited churches deemed too expensive to maintain. Others have taken a less
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ST CLARE, THE EUCHARIST AND THE FLEEING OF THE MUSLIMS

"Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life within you" Jesus

Years ago a sweet lady from my church offered me a very large and beautiful statue of St Clare of Assisi after I named my daughter Clare. I gladly accepted not knowing much about St Clare at the time except that she had bravely driven vicious soldiers from her convent while carrying Jesus in the Eucharist. It wasn't until I recently read Frank M. Rega's book St Francis and the Conversion of the Muslims that I realized that the Saracen soldiers that St Clare drove off-- were actually Muslims.

Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who founded an order of nuns called the "Poor Clares." She was converted upon hearing St. Francis of Assisi preach. Thereafter, she developed a great desire to live a poor humble life for Jesus. She ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God. St. Francis cut off her hair and gave her a rough brown habit to wear tied with a plain cord around her waist.

In the year 1240, St Clare saved her sisters and her convent from plundering hordes of Saracen mercenaries through the miracle of the Eucharist. As the Saracens were placing ladders
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AUSTRIAN BISHOP CONDEMNS MINARETS AS A PROVOCATION AND OXFORD EXPERIENCES THE MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER

When will the West wake up to the fact that multiculturalism does not work? There is no two-way street with Islam-- we can strive to make Muslims feel welcome and accepted but according to the tenets of their own religion Western Culture must go and Islam must replace it. As we cogitate the value of multiculturalism Western civilization is slipping away one city at a time.

From
Earthtimes: Vienna - "A high-ranking representative of Austria's Catholic Church for the first time openly voiced reservations against the construction of minarets. "Mosques with minarets would be a provocation," Elmar Fischer, bishop of Austria's westernmost diocese in Vorarlberg, said on Tuesday in a press release.

"While Austria's population had been accepting
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THE FIRST MUSLIM-BORN HEAD OF STATE MAY BE IN AMERICA--NOT EUROPE

Great mystery surrounds Barack Hussein Obama's religious beliefs and upbringing. I do not know what is worse --that he may be a Muslim apostate or that he could turn out to be a professing Muslim. While the Islamization threat is much more apparent in Europe due to immigration and dismal birth rates, the average American feels much more insulated and seemingly has the luxury of ignoring the reality of the danger that Islam poses to the entire Western world (despite 9-11). So many long to believe that the problem lies with the radical elements in Islam rather than with the religion itself. This ignorance could make America just as vulnerable to Muslim domination as Europe.

From Mr Thomas Landon via Brussels Journal: "If I had been asked two months ago “Which Western country runs the greatest risk of electing a Muslim-born leader and how soon do you think this is going to happen?” I would have bet on the Netherlands somewhere in the next decade. Today, it looks as if the first Western country with a Muslim-born leader might very well be the United States next year, when President Barack Hussein Obama enters the Oval Office."

"Perhaps Mr. Obama strikes the Europeans as the “most European candidate” because he was born a Muslim. If America can have a Muslim-born leader, why not Europe, many Europeans will ask. They know that the latter is “unavoidable” (to use the archbishop of Canterbury’s words). In America, Mr. Obama’s Muslim family background (unlike Mr. Romney’s Mormonism) is a non-issue because he attends a Christian church. Nevertheless, being born from a Muslim father, raised by a Muslim stepfather, having been enrolled at Read More...

THE LAUNCH OF A UNITED EUROPEAN PATRIOTIC PARTY BASED ON CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS TO FIGHT ISLAMIZATION


Some good news from the Eurabian front-- a few exceptionally astute politicians have identified the need to unify in order to defend their respective nations, to reclaim their Christian identity and to resist all that seeks the destruction of Western Civilization. Now if only the secular media would refrain from identifying all those who hold such ideas as "far right-wing". With God's mercy may the defenders of Europe prevail over those who seek its destruction.

EXCERPTS FROM
DEUTSCHE WELLE: "Leaders of right-wing nationalist parties from four EU member states have announced plans to create a European "patriotic" party that would protect the continent against immigration, "Islamization" and globalization.

"The heads of Austria's Freedom Party, France's Nationalist Front, the Bulgarian Attaca party and Belgium's Vlaams Belang on Friday, Jan. 25, told journalists in Vienna that they had agreed to set up a new party in order to defend Europe from numerous challenges that it faces today.

"We say: patriots of all the countries of Europe, unite," Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache said at the news conference, also attended by French right-winger Jean-Marie le Pen, among others. "Because only together will we solve our problems."

"Warning about the dangers that immigration and "Islamization" pose for Europe, the
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DANISH MUSLIM PARTY SAYS DENMARK WILL BE THE FIRST MUSLIM NATION IN EUROPE

A website claiming to be the Danish Muslim Party (DAMP) has published a "press release" in English and Danish, saying that Denmark will be the first Muslim nation in Europe.

The website also states as follows:

"[W]e can assure you that everything will be better in muslim Denmark: No drugs, no crime, peace, and humanity- instead of drug culture, immorality, possibly human rights crimes and violence which we have now."

"Every immigrant or muslim in danish jails should be released from prisons, because it is possible that there has been plotting or framing or provocation towards them - and all cases should be investigated again carefully."

"Muslim party will be biggest party of Denmark - and it may be soon. First day after Turkey becomes EU member country - about one million 20-50 year old Muslims [may] move to Denmark, and after that Denmark [may] be a muslim country. Be ready!"

"Danish Muslim party's only agenda
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BECOMING A DHIMMI NATION--AUSTRIAN BIRTH RATE IN DEATH SPIRAL


As
Austria muzzles politicians who speak the truth about the growing Islamization of Europe, the recent statistics on the Austrian birth rate do not lie. With a birth rate of 1.3 births per woman in 2006, Austria was previously thought to be on the brink of the death spiral but officials are now reporting a continued decline in the birth rate for 2007.

There were 69,245 births in Austria during the first eleven months of 2007--which represents a 2.4 per cent drop from the prior year (or 1,674 fewer births).

Top that off with the fact that 38 percent of all births from December, 2006 through November, 2007 were to unwed mothers, up from 37.2 percent from the prior year.

By the way --Austrian politician Susanne Winter is now under guard due to a death threat against her by the "European Al Qaeda". It seems Islamization may be fine for the percentage of the populace who the State supports in a hedonistic, pill-popping, serial shack-up lifestyle--just don't talk about the price that will eventually be paid.

A CATHOLIC HERO DEFENDS THE FAITH AND THE CRUCIFIX

A hospital employee in Britain who also happens to be a devout Roman Catholic recently found himself literally defending the the faith and in particular the crucifix against Muslims who had covered Catholic items in a hospital prayer room. He may now face charges of a religiously motivated assault.

From Manchestereveningnews: A hospital porter was quizzed by police after a row over a crucifix being covered in a prayer room has denied allegations of assault.

Joseph Protano, 54, was interviewed on suspicion of religiously aggravated assault at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Pendlebury.

Mr Protano, a devout Catholic from Salford, was released without charge but was suspended four days after the incident and has now been at home for two weeks.

The row centres round a prayer room available to staff and visitors of all faiths at the hospital.

Mr Protano entered the room when three Muslims
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AUSTRIAN POLITICIAN FACES JAIL TIME FOR ANTI-ISLAMIC SPEECH

An Austrian politician's comments about the prophet Mohammed and Islam may land her in jail.

Susanne Winter, a right-wing politician with the FPÖ party, stated that "in today's system" the Prophet Muhammad would be considered a "child molester". Winter who is running for a city council seat in the city of Graz, was apparently referring to Mohammed's marriage to a six-year-old child.

Winter stated that it is time for Islam to be "thrown back where it came from, behind the Mediterranean." She also stated, as have many others before her that Muhammad wrote the Koran in "epileptic fits."


EXCERPTS FROM
SPIEGEL: "In an interview with the daily Österreich published on Monday, Winter continued the onslaught saying that child abuse is "widespread" among Muslim men and that Graz is facing a "tsunami of Muslim immigration." In 20 or 30 years, she warned, half of Austria's population would be Muslim.

"Her comments have resulted in a storm of protest in Austria, with politicians and commentators of all stripes taking Winter and her party to task. Austrian prosecutors are...looking into the possibility of filing charges against the 50-year-old politician for incitement."

A MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER IN OXFORD

One day the Muslim call to prayer will be a common occcurance in the West --it has already begun in America. A city in the midst of Detroit called Hamtramck was once a Polish Catholic Community that went through a similar battle years ago and lost. It is now referred to as Hamtramckstan where the elderly Polish Catholic residents--what is left of them--must hear the call to prayer.

From
dailymail: Muslim plans to broadcast a loudspeaker call to prayer from a city centre mosque have been attacked by local residents who say it would turn the area into a "Muslim ghetto".

Dozens of people packed out a council meeting to express their concerns over the plans for a two-minute long call to prayer to be issued three times a day, saying that it could drown out the traditional sound of church bells.

But a spokesman for the Central Mosque said that Muslim's also have the right to
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ENGLAND HAS BECOME A CATHOLIC NATION

More people attend mass in Britain than attend the Church of England. Roman Catholics have now become the dominant religion. The established State Church of England could therefore become a minority religion.

With statements such as the one made this past week by Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England, that Christmas is merely a legend-- is there any wonder why the death of this church is near? When the leaders of a church have lost their faith in the word of God, and invite homosexual leadership into its ranks --death is inevitable.



FROM
Telegraph: "This means that the established Church has lost its place as the nation's most popular Christian denomination after more than four centuries of unrivalled influence following the Reformation.

"The statistics show that attendance at Anglican Sunday services has dropped by 20 per cent since
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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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MUSLIM LAWYER SUES OVER ITALIAN "CRUSADER STYLE" FOOTBALL UNIFORM

It is small news items such as this that foretell the future of Europe. A Turkish Muslim lawyer is taking legal action over the uniform of the Inter-Milan football team stating that it offends him and reminds him of the Templar Knights.

From Timesonline: "Baris Kaska, a lawyer in Izmir who specialises in European law, said that he had lodged a complaint in a local court against Inter Milan, which last month played the Istanbul team Fenerbahce in a Champions League match at the San Siro stadium in Milan. The Inter players wore a new strip - a white shirt with a giant red cross on it - marking the club's centenary.

Mr Kaska said he was not only seeking damages but was also appealing to Uefa to annul the match, which Inter won 3-0."


“That cross only brings one thing to mind - the symbol of the Templar Knights, stated Kaska. It made me think immediately of the bloody days of the past. While I was watching the game I felt profound grief in my soul.” Kaska told the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that the cross on the uniform symbolised “Western racist superiority over Islam”.

He said that Inter had “manifested in the most explicit manner the superiority of one religion
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CULTURAL SUICIDE IN THE EU--DISAPPEARING YOUTH POPULATION & ONE DIVORCE EVERY 30 SECONDS

A recent report released by the Institute for Family Policies, a nongovernmental organization which helps to promote family issues, reveals the shocking truth of the status of the family in the EU. Their findings are based on member states' and EU official statistics.

"There are currently more elderly people than children living in the EU, as Europe's young population has decreased by 21 percent - or 23 million – in 25 years, 10 percent of which in the last ten years alone."

One of every 25 EU citizens is over 65 years old. In Italy one out of every five citizens is over 65. Italy also has the least young people at 14.2%.

But the greatest loss of young people is in Spain, where the young population has diminished by 44% from 1990 to 2005.


"Despite these figures, the EU population has grown by 8.2% over the last 27 years, now reaching almost 500 million. This paradox can mostly be explained by an ever increasing number of immigrants coming to the EU."

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POLAND-- VICTIM OF THE TYRANNY OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF CONTRIVED HUMAN RIGHTS

The term "human rights" is fast becoming synonymous with the right to abort one's child and engage in sodomy. Just as I have come to loathe and detest the term "women's rights"-- I can't help but feel the same way about so called "human rights" --especially in the context of the European Court of Human Rights.

The Court of Human Rights today confirmed Poland will have to pay compensation to a woman whose vision became impaired after being denied an abortion under Polish laws.

Poland had appealed an order to pay the woman 25,000 euros compensation and 14,000 euros in legal fees.

But the Court ruled that in refusing to allow an abortion, Poland had violated article 8 of the Convention on Human Rights.

As a traditionally Roman Catholic nation, Poland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union. Women are permitted to terminate pregnancies only if the pregnancy poses a grave health risk, the foetus is severely deformed or the pregnancy is a result of rape.

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Bellocution II the Death of Reason Malcolm Muggeridge once stated: "It took no more than three decades to transform a war crime into an act of Read More...

AL QAEDA CALLS ON N. AFRICAN MUSLIMS TO CLEANSE SOUTHERN EUROPE OF FRENCH AND SPANISH

We must take seriously the words of Al Qaeda. If there is one thing we have learned from this heretical cult is that they are persistent about their targets. They want the return of Andalusia and the submission of the "Crusaders and their children" under Allah, just as they wanted to bring about the destruction of the World Trade Center. They have taken aim and we can either bask in our denial, or pray and fast for the conversion of Islam and the reconversion of Europe. "A Christian revolution can succeed only by the use of just those means which are beyond the ability of others to use. If faith is able to move mountains, is it powerless to shift the mighty from their seats? If Christians, who live by faith in their private lives, lay aside their faith when they approach the things of political and social life, they must be content to be towed like slaves in the wake of history." J. Maritain

From Rueters: "Al Qaeda's second-in-command urged north Africa's Muslims in a video tape posted on Thursday to "cleanse" their land of Spaniards and French as a way to restore Muslim rule Read More...

SOCIALIST INCENTIVES TO HAVE BABIES NOT WORKING IN GERMANY



The birthrate in Germany fell again in 2006 to an average of 1.33 children, giving the country one of Europe's lowest birthrates, the national statistics' office said on Monday.

FROM
EARTHTIMES: "Germany's birth rate is sinking despite many years of tax breaks for parents and plans to expand kindergartens to help working parents, statistics released Monday show. Last year's tally of live births in the nation of 80 million was 672,700, a drop from the previous year by 13,100, the Federal Statistics Office said in Wiesbaden."

"That is the average number of children that would be born to a woman between ages 15 and 49 if she followed the current behaviour in that age group. The rate declined from 1.34 last year.

"The German government has voiced concern over the low birth rate, but opinion remains divided in Germany about how to encourage more births or if it is even possible to alter the birth rate by any government policy.

"Germany has a long-standing tax rebate for children and education is free. The government has agreed to expand kindergarten provision, which would help families where both parents work."

A MUSLIM WHO STANDS AGAINST EURABIA AND THE ISLAMIC CULTURE OF DEATH

Magdi Allam is a muslim, but no ordinary Muslim--he is a staunch opponent of the Islamization of Europe. He is an Egyptian born columnist and vice-director of Corriere della Sera, Italy’s leading daily newspaper. He has become Italy’s most prominent critic of Islam and his views have become highly regarded in more conservative Catholic circles.

Allam's mother sent him to a Catholic boarding school in Egypt, where he began studying Western culture and civilization. He later immigated to Italy.

He has supported a ban against building new mosques in Italy and has sought to expose underground relationships between Italian mosques and international terrorist groups. His writings and opinions have led to numerous death threats and have necessitated him to be under constant guard.

But as recently as 2002 Allam was espousing a more liberal mindset that Islam is compatible with democracy and pluralism. But in recent years Allam has had a change of mind and heart that is reflected in his latest book entitled,
"Long Live Israel - From the Ideology of Death to the Civilization of Life: My Story", in it Allam argues that Israel represents a culture of life, while Islam’s represents a culture of death.

In a recent interview with an Israeli news agency, Allam was asked about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His response:
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