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A Role Model for All Men

The following is from the book “31 Day Novena to St. Joseph” edited by Dr. Rosalie A. Turton. Reflections and Meditations taken from “St. Joseph as Seen by Mystics and Historians”
While all men would contribute to the death of the savior, only one, St. Joseph, was to save Him from death in his infancy. Crisis reveals character. The flight into Egypt now showed to Mary that God had given her not only a devoted lover and a loyal husband, but a resolute man of action who would shirk nothing in Her defense and that of the child.
Let us consider now the anxiety and fright that Joseph suffered at the time when King Herod was looking for the Child to kill Him. Joseph was so unprepared for this news that, according to the Armenians, he fled the city as soon as he could with his Wife and left Her hidden in a cave. Then he went back to the city to look for some provisions and things for the journey, and he was an eyewitness to the slaughter of the innocents.
Afterwards, St. Joseph returned from the city with a few things for such a long journey, filled with fear and fright, and with this anxiety, the Holy Family began its flight from King Herod. And, since Joseph was afraid that they would be overtaken, he became uneasy when he saw soldiers on the road, fearful that they would tear the Child from Mary’s arms, as he had seen them do to others in the city.
The fear of being overtaken and discovered always accompanied those who fled, and made this journey for them a continuous nightmare, and Jerusalem was less than two hours away from Bethlehem. The flight was a rough one, six or seven days long.
In order to go to Egypt, they travelled through the desert and through towns. In the desert, they had to be on the watch for tigers, lions, snakes, beasts, wild animals, and robbers. The towns were inhabited by Gentiles, who were archenemies of the Israelites; since Joseph did not carry a halbred (weapon), he could not be sure of anything… and all this in the hardest part of winter with the discomfort of wind and snow!
In order to furnish them with some kind of shelter against the open air, however narrow and humble it might be, St. Joseph formed a sort of tent for the Divine Word and most Holy Mary by means of his cloak and some sticks. Everything they needed was lacking.
Another way that Joseph protected the God-man which also required tremendous strength, was to keep life-long silence about the Christ Child, in order more fittingly to hide from any witnesses the wonders which passed between them, and which were not to be communicated to outsiders. In silence, he prayed for many, and obtained the intercession of the Christ Child and His Mother.

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Kindergartner Told Not to Pray


Kindergartner praying at lunch says teacher told her, ‘You’re not allowed to pray’
By Charlene Sakoda
Apr 1, 2014 5:42 PM
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An Oviedo, Florida family was shocked after they heard their 5-year-old daughter’s account of an incident at the girl’s school during lunch. As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, the kindergartener (whose name is not being released) told her family that a ‘lunch teacher’ at Carillon Elementary School stopped her when she bowed her head in prayer during the meal.

Marcos Perez’s daughter explaining the lunch prayer incident. (YouTube/Marcos Perez)
Last week Marcos Perez, the girl’s father, posted a YouTube video of his daughter explaining the lunchtime interaction. In the footage she recounts the confrontation saying, “My lunch teacher told me that, when I was about to say something, she said, ‘You’re not allowed to pray.’” According to her account the girl continued the conversation with the teacher saying, “’It’s good to pray.’ And she just said, ‘It’s not good.’”

The family says the exchange happened the week of March 10. However, Seminole County Public School officials report that Carillon Elementary’s principal, AnaLynn Jones, spoke to the cafeteria staff present during that time and they do not recall the incident nor interacting with the girl.

WKMG Local 6 spoke to Michael Lawrence, the communications officer for Seminole County Schools who said, “The situation as stated by the parent has not occurred according to the school’s investigation…We’re dealing with very young children here so there’s quite a bit of an opportunity for miscommunication to occur. The timing and the issues were very odd considering that the first thing that happened was that a video was done, it was on YouTube.” The school district says the parents did not contact school officials until after posting the YouTube video, but Mr. Perez denied that claim and said he sent the district several emails before his post.

A coincidence that is too striking to ignore was pointed out by the Orlando Sentinel. The paper wrote that Marcos Perez is the “…vice president of sales at Charisma House, a Lake Mary-based Christian book publisher. The company is currently promoting the book ‘God Less America: Real Stories from the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values,’ by Fox News host Todd Starnes. Starnes reported on the lunch prayer controversy for Fox News Radio.”

The school did not interview the young student, who has since been pulled out of Carillon Elementary and will instead be home schooled. Both Lawrence and the family’s lawyer, Jeremiah Dys, senior counsel for the Texas based Liberty Institute, say that the identity of the staff member allegedly involved has not been given.

Dys has sent the school board and the Carillon principal a letter demanding an apology to the family by April 7 and assurances that steps will be taken to avoid a similar incident in the future.

Lawrence said that Principal Jones would remind Carillon Elementary staff that students are allowed to pray in school, adding, “If a student wishes to pray at lunch to herself we do not have a policy against that.”

Videos and more info: Orlando Sentinel, WKMG, YouTube/Marcos Perez

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Victories of the Rosary


The incidents described below are from the book “The Fundamentals of Our Faith” as explained by The Blessed Virgin Mary to Mary Ann Van Hoof, pages 112-114. (Please continue to pray that our current resident of the White House and his followers convert to Christianity and govern according to God’s will.)

Murret, France, 1213: After the success of the Christian Army, and in gratitude for the Victory, the first Chapel of the Rosary was built here.

Lepanto, Italy, 1571: One of the greatest victories through the Rosary, was the battle of Lepanto. The Mohammedans, who threatened to overrun Christian Europe, were defeated. September 17, 1569, Pope Pius V, asked that all Christendom, recite the Rosary, have forty hours devotions and public processions. On October 7, he spent the entire night in prayer. The Venetian Senate wrote to the other States which had taken part in the Crusade: “It was not generals nor battalions nor arms that brought us victory; but it was Our Lady of the Rosary.”

War of 1812: At New Orleans, in spite of the fact that our troops were hopelessly outnumbered, 6,000 against 15,000 British, we were victorious. General Jackson publicly acknowledged this great favor and personally thanked the nuns, women, and children who had spent the previous night in a vigil of prayer, praying the Rosary over and over again, before a shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Help in the Ursuline convent.

Austria Saved From Communism: Historians still wonder how, on May 13, 1955 Soviet Russia agreed to the independence of Austria, and shortly after removed its troops.

In a letter written by Father Petrus Pavlicek, O.F.M. and published in the October 13, 1955 VOX DA FATIMA the full credit is given to Our Lady of Fatima and the recitation of the Rosary by thousands of Austrians. Over 700,000 of the 7,000,000 people of Austria, or 10% of the population, pledged themselves to pray the daily Rosary in compliance with Our Lady’s requests at Fatima.

One of the last public statements which the famous stigmatist, Therese Neumann, made before her death on September 18, 1962, was an affirmation of the belief of Father Petrus, that Austria was saved through the Rosary.

Brazil, 1964: At this time the Communists apparently had all things ready for a complete takeover. One thing overlooked was the power of women and the Rosary. It was the determined and valiant women of Brazil who rallied behind Our Lady of the Rosary to prevent a Red takeover. One leader of the counter-revolution stated that, “Without the women we could never have halted Brazil’s plunge toward communism…”

The first to take action against Goulart were the women of San Paulo. In six days they arranged a demonstration, called the “March of the Family With God Toward Freedom”, in which 600,000 strong marched through the broad thoroughfares of downtown San Paulo praying the Rosary and singing Religious hymns for three hours. This demonstration touched off many other religious rallies throughout the country.

It is small wonder then that the civil and military chiefs of the liberators were almost unanimous in attributing the victory to the special intervention of the Blessed Virgin, through the fervent use of Her Rosary. The whole Brazilian Episcopate in its collective declaration of June 3, 1964 expressly confirmed it. Cardinal Camara summarized well the general attitude of the Brazilians when he said in his April 2 talk: “The Rosary enkindles the valor of the soldiers.”

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My darkest Christmas Eve

It was December 1970. I had been raised in a loving Catholic home, and always celebrated Christmas. But now, in my 2nd Christmas after high school I didn’t know if I believed anymore.
I was caught in the spell of “Woodstock Nation”, and on Christmas Eve, instead of gathering with family and going to church, I took a night time walk alone through the woods to a meadow where my friends and I would meet in the summer. The night wasn’t very cold, but lacking the joy of Christmas, my heart was in a deep chill. I have only felt that bleak on perhaps 3 occasions, but this was the most profound.
Within a year from that date I would end up losing a semester to mononucleosis, in a moment of tachycardia, submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, while recovering from mono, read Lord of the Rings, meet some wonderful Christian people, begin attending a Charismatic Episcopal church, find and lose the girl of my dreams, discover the truest love is the love of God, lose friends, make friends.  It was a turbulent year, but one thing I can say is, I’ve never spent another Christmas without the fellowship of the King born 2000 years earlier.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOOD night.
~ TD

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My New Hero, Alexis deTocqueville

I had thought Thomas Jefferson to be the wisest, or shall we say able to see what was coming. The more I Quote Alexis deTocqueville, the more I see he was at least on par with Jefferson. Just some quotes. for today.
——————————— Steve  ——————————————

In New England every citizen is instructed in the elements of human knowledge; he is also taught the doctrine and the evidences of his religion; he must know the history of his country and the main features of its Constitution. In Connecticut and Massachusetts you will very seldom find a man whose knowledge of all these things is only superficial, and anybody completely unaware of them is quite an oddity.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

Alexis DeTocqueville, French philosopher

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is imposible to make them conceive the one without the other.

Alexis DeTocqueville, French philosopher

From the earliest settlement of the emigrants, politics and religion contracted an alliance which has never been dissolved.

Alexis DeTocqueville

I do not question that the great austerity of manners that is observable in the United States arises, in the first instance, from religious faith.

Alexis DeTocqueville

I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion – for who can read the secrets of the heart? – but I am certain that they hold it be indispensable to the maintainance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.

Alexis DeTocqueville

Men think that the greatness of the idea of unity lies in means. God sees it in the end. It is for that reason that the idea of greatness leads to a thousand mean actions. To force all men to march in step toward the same goal – tthat is a human idea. To encourage endless variety of actions but to bring them about so that in a thousand different ways all tend toward the fulfillment of one great design – that is a God-given idea.

Alexis DeTocqueville, French philosopher

…what does decide events, gentlemen, is the essential spirit of the government…for God’s sake, change the spirit of the government, for that spirit, I repeat, is leading you to the abyss.

Alexis DeTocqueville, to a EuropeanChamber of Deputies

Therefore, in all matters concerning the duties of citizens toward each other he (the individual) is subordinate. In all matters that concern himself alone he remains the master; he is free and owes an account of his actions to God alone. From this derives the maxim that the individual is the best and only judge of his own interest and that society has no right to direct his behavior unless it feels harmed by him or unless it needs his concurrence.

Alexis deTocqueville, French philosopher

Do you not see that religions are growing weak and that the conception of the sanctity of rights is vanishing? Do you not see that mores are changing and that the moral conception of rights is being obliterated with them?
Alexis deTocqueville, French philosopher

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About Obama: Pravda Lays it on the line

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.   Read More

H/T my best bud, Kelleigh!



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Necrophilia is Okay for Muslims

FATWA: Necrophilia is An Acceptable Practice in Islam

The Imam, whose name is Zamzami Abdelbari, said that marriage remains valid even after death, which does not cancel the marriage link. He took as evidence a Koranic verse which says that Muslims believers will go to Paradise with their wives…
Sheikh Zamzami  said that the husband has the right to have sex with his dead wife. He added that the husband may wash the body of his dead wife and have sex with her.
He said that the woman also has the same right but failed to explain how a woman can manage to perform sex with the corpse of her dead husband.  (How the heck does that work???)
However, cheikh Zamzami, tempered his most unusual fatwa by stating that necrophilia, though Halal, is a disgusting act that would be best avoided.
H/T Weasel Zippers

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A Politically Correct Christmas Greeting

Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all;

a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2000, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, color, religious, or sexual preferences of the wishes.
(Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to
those not caught up in the holiday spirit.)

Yea Right...Bwaahaaaahaaaa

Fellowship Don’t Play That P.C. Game, Nope So
Merry Christmas.
~Steve, Eowyn, and Joan~

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KGB Blueprint on How to Subvert America

In 1976, France’s Justice Minister Jean Lecanuet was quoted in a Time magazine article making this prescient warning:

“The Communists are in the middle of an identity crisis and are taking up the mask of a certain reformism. If they ever came to power, the mask would fall.”

In America, former 1960s radical David Horowitz sounded a similar warning: 

“The most basic principle of [Obama’s ideological mentor Saul] Alinsky’s advice to radicals is, lie to your opponents and potential opponents and disarm them by pretending to be moderates, liberals. This has been the most potent weapon of the left since the end of the Sixties. Racists like Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright posing as civil rights activists, radicals like Henry Waxman and Barney Frank posing as liberals.”

Horowitz is right: “Liberal” and “progressive” are just masks they’ve been hiding behind. But now the mask is off. The Left are revealing their true face. Here’s the evidence:

  1. On October 2, 2010, at the so-called One Nation Rally in Washington, D.C., liberals-Democrats-progressives finally came right out and openly admitted they’re SOCIALISTS and COMMUNISTS.
  2. In May 2010, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) sued the Democrat Party for “stealing” the CPUSA’s platformCPUSA admitted that the so-called “new” Democratic agenda is, in fact, the product of a decades-long, painstaking campaign by CPUSA theorists, agitators, and underground subversive cells – which makes it the intellectual property of the Communist Party USA, protected by American copyright laws. “They stole our entire platform, rebranded it ‘progressive’, and claimed it as their own,” declared a CPUSA spokesperson at a press conference in San Francisco.

Now, in her article of November 30, 2010, “From France’s Warning To America,” Rachel Marsden tells us that in 1983 during a talk in Los Angeles, KGB propaganda expert Yuri Bezmenov had exposed the communists’ blueprint on how to subvert America. The following is excerpted from Marsden’s article:

Bezmenov identified six areas of ideological subversion of a population which would go unnoticed by the average person, much like one would not “notice the movement of the small hand of a clock.”
Religion: Bezmenov points out that a religious society cannot be subverted easily because of steadfast basic principles and values….
Education: Bezmenov suggests that subversion is facilitated when hard subjects such as science, math, physics and foreign languages are replaced with “history of urban warfare, natural foods, and home economics, and sexuality.” Anything that takes the student away from critical thinking and the ability to make up one’s own mind about the world…. Control its education, control its elite graduates.
Social life: Bezmenov says that when established links between individuals and groups of individuals are taken away and replaced by imposed, artificial institutions – “artificially democratically controlled bodies” – the chances of subverting the system increases. [Examples include social workers, state-run daycare centers, an extensive government welfare system, which render citizens increasingly dependent on the state.] …Bezmenov warns: “People are on the payroll of who? Society? No, bureaucracy.” Every time a… president tries to cut government spending or wean these workers off the government payroll and towards a more independent existence free of state control, he is met with fervent opposition [from unions]. 
Power structure: Bezmenov defines how unelected groups of people can control elected representatives. He is not only talking about the EU, but also something much more powerful on a national level: the media….
Labor relations: Destroying the traditionally established links between employer and employee, notes Bezmenov, leads ultimately to the traditional Marxist-Leninist exchange and “the death of natural bargaining.” This is where unions come in. The leaders’ positions are secure and well-funded, but the individual’s right to bargain and sell his work on his own behalf is suppressed along with his economic freedom. When union bosses order a strike, millions spill out into the streets on command….backed by the media’s bumper-sticker, “workers’ rights,” “class struggle” rhetoric.
Law and order: Bezmenov explains that subversion of society towards anarchy occurs through mocking and devaluing figures of law and order…[who defend] traditional Western values against cultural affronts such as the hijab and polygamy, deporting illegal immigrants, or cracking down on [violent criminals]….  Anarchy becomes the new authority: “A slow substitution of basic moral principles where a criminal is not a criminal – he’s a defendant,” says Bezmenov. Much like…today…[where] illegal aliens have come to be referred to as [mere “illegal immigrants” and “undocumented workers”]….
The Cold War did not end, it just found new battlefields. Bezmenov’s warnings date back 30 years. He said it would take about 15-20 years for an ideology to become entrenched in a society, using the weaknesses in societal structures.

It is now 27 years after Bezmenov made this revelation. So how is America doing according to this blueprint? By my count, all six areas identified in the blueprint are subverted.
Another good document to read is the warning sounded by Florida Congressman A. S. Herlong, Jr., in 1963: “Communist Goals For America.” Read it for yourself to see the “progress” the enemies of freedom have made in just our lifetime — all in the name of “liberalism” and “progressivism.”
It’s later than you think….

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Obama Left Out the Creator

A narcissist is his own god

It began in March 2007. In an interview with New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, Obama — son of an atheist mother and a Muslim absentee father –waxed eloquent about the Muslim call to prayer being “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset” and recited the opening lines of the call “with a first-rate accent.”
Next, despite Christians comprising 85% of the U.S. population in 2005, Obama said in a June 2007 speech: “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
Then, on April 6, 2008 in Ankara, Turkey, now-President Obama repeated what he said in 2007: “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation….”
Now, it appears he doesn’t even believe in God.

His eyes are windows into his soul....

Last Wednesday, September 15, 2010, in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Atheist In Chief said:

“So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican — (applause) — to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land. We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together — what made us all Americans — was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”


[What’s with the blinking? Body language experts say too much blinking can be a sign of deception.]

Here’s the Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence from which the Atheist In Chief quoted:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The Narcissist In Chief forgot about the Creator.
If there’s no Creator, how could all men be “created” equal? And who or what “endowed” us with certain unalienable rights?
H/t Weasel Zippers.

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