Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
He mentioned that while in Lent we concentrate on turning away from sin, in Advent we concentrate on little sacrifices to turn us to God. He mentioned to remember that the Blessed mother was at this time, in her last month of pregnancy and reminded people (if they didn't already know!) of the discomforts most mothers-to-be have at that time. But he was saying how Mary offered up this temporary suffering in the joy of the knowledge that she would bear the Saviour of the World. [I guess she must have handled Baby Jesus standing on her bladder really well!)
He also mentioned in the announcements that the Church is to have, on Dec 12th (Our Lady of Guadalupe day) a Rorate Mass -- apparently hithertofore not much done in San Diego -- which given the long standing until recent Latin Mass society, came as a surprise to me.
More about Rorate Masses on my other blog when it gets closer to the time. Mass will be celebrated starting at 5:30 a.m. -- which I plan to attend, unless I am totally dead to the world.
Trying to find something simple can be damn near impossible. Wouldn't you think that they'd have something really simple, like a list of popes? I even hate their choice of colors -- Brown on parchment.
Yes, I love those color combos that are low contrast that you can't read for ****.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
History has always been my favorite subject, one of my degrees is in European History (University of California, '78) and I've been learning a lot of things anew and reviewing a lot of what I've known about the church in this last year. In particular, have been exploring what a treasure trove the Latin Mass is. You won't have to know zip about the Latin Mass. I will, however, shortly include some sections/posts regards those who would like to know more about it, or how to follow such a Mass. I'll also give some good Latin resources to use, if you'd like to learn Latin, or know somoone who would.
The topics, by no means will be exclusively on the EF form of the Mass -- but you might find some useful information on the blog, concerning anything re: the spread of the faith in the US in particular, some quick "short and sweet" articles about the history of the faith (which are garnered from sources now out of copyright and print!), to items about "Fighting Fr. Duffy" and the like. This will with any luck achieve my aim of helping others find their way to exploring topics they may not have previously thought, or known to explore.
I'll also over the course of the year, unfold the liturgy. Not so much the modern Mass -- but I intend to note things like Calendar changes of saints, and perhaps eventually provide resources such as "what readings were done on such and such a day/liturgical cycle then as opposed to now."
At the time of this writing, I've only got two posts up(*), but more will follow shortly, as I've timed the kick off of this new blog to start at the beginning of this Advent season.
Here's a pointer to the blog's first post.
(*) I've since added a post on Delaware, so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about for content. [It's not yet complete, I've still some links to add in, but I've gotta eat Thanksgiving DINNER!!!]
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
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You can bet Congress will be calling midnight meetings on Christmas eve to get ObominationCare through before he's thrown off the Truman balcony.
Party line vote in the Senate this even will trigger debate on Health Care in the Senate.
Scum suckers. They've already exempted themselves from anything they pass for us. If it's going to be so damn good, why don't they try it on their own families and they can be the guinea pigs for government rationing? Oh, that's right, they're SPECIAL.
Scratch a demo and get someone who can't remember what happened a bare two weeks ago with Cozrine getting his head handed to him, and Virginia dumping their 'Rat in charge. And Hoffman still has a chance. Seems you have to actually count votes. The sick part of it is, they are all so for their own bennies, they really don't give a damn what they do to this country. So far they've done a "nice" job with unemployment, ****ing up the dollar, and having that Jackass in chief parade around on a world apology tour.
Every Demo up for reelection needs to be thrown the hell out. And a good many RINOs too.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I say "Bunkum." I can prove it, by the fact that if you buy his statement that it is shameful for women to have their heads UNcovered, then you have to buy his business about it being shameful for a man to pray with his head covered.
I noticed in the EF form of the High Mass, that when the priest is seated during the Gloria and Creed, there are portions where the biretta, which has been sitting on the priest's head, is removed for certain phrases. Either he's NOT praying the Gloria and the Creed and just kicking back dreaming about what's for lunch, OR he's sitting there thinking:
"LA, LA, LA, sing all you want, I'm not praying, I'm NOT praying, dearie me, NO, not ME...I'm NOT praying because Paul said that men praying with their heads covered are lame, even though he was a Jew himself, and prayed all the time with something on his head, yada-yada-ding-dong, NO, I'm NOT praying---
EXCEPT --- right now for THIS phrase, when I take my biretta off, I'm paying attention and PRAYING because I've "cheated" and paid attention long enough to know during these particular words of the prayers I have to take my biretta off---but HEY, they passed those words, and I'm putting my biretta on again, and NOT praying, so NO, NO, LA-LA-LA....I CAN'T hear you, I'm NOT praying."
St. Paul was SUCH a piece of "Work" about this cultural stuff, that too many women have been suckered in to believing. At the EF church I go to some women even stilll have their veils on when they clean the church. I still think Paul had an older sister who regularly beat the crap out of him. But that's just my speculation. The priests didn't buy it pre-Vatican II, either!!! [Funny how the sanctuary's is a "holy place for men only" except when someone has to clean it. Then the ladies are more than welcome! ]
I was also amused the other week when the Delightful Father Freddy was going over the old testament bits about sacrifice as a precursor to the sacrifice of the Mass --- i.e. what types of sacrifice there were, etc. I had to silently laugh when he mentioned that ONLY the high priest went into the Holy of Holies once a year, and only he was allowed in the place. Well, that's what the Torah says, BUT I have a hard time believing it, for practical reasons:
Aaron: HEY, SARAH, front and center, woman!!!
Sarah: Qu-est-ce que tu as?
Aaron: YOU know what! Don't give me that.
Sarah: Give you WHAT, liebschen?
Aaron: You KNEW today was the day of Atonement. You KNEW no one had been in there ALL year -- what do I FIND when I go to offer Sacrifice the most important day of the year? WHAT do I find?
Sarah: [turns and laughs to self] NO idea, dear, what DID you find?
Aaron: You know DARN good and well there were enough spiders in there to give Michael Jackson the creeps! One of the spiders was bigger than a Volkswagon.
Sarah: Michael WHO? A WHAT?
Aaron: And FURTHERMORE there was enough dirt in there to build breastwork fortifications from here to the Arctic!
Aaron: So WHAT did I do to DESERVE THAT? YOU KNOW YOU AND YOUR CREW OF GALS WERE SUPPOSED TO CLEAN THE PLACE.
Sarah: Got news for you, sweetheart: We're on STRIKE. Besides, I'm afraid of spiders and I finally had enough. Clean it yourself, Mr. Bigshot --only the HIGH PRIEST is supposed to be in there -- says so right in the Torah.
Yes, I've been saving this up.
Monday, November 16, 2009
The spector of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Ann Coulter, Michele Malkin has him in a conniption. It's delightful. It's clear he much prefers the "go along to get along" non-"in your face types" that have been caving in to the liberals. The thought of resolve puts fear into him.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This is the Muslim boy people said was "looking down for an instant" when he was in Europe doing obeisance to a Saudi potentate. Fortunately, Spanish news had caught the whole thing on video.
I bet there are people in the State Department who'd like to kick him up the ass too. PRobably, including Hitlery -- even she knows better. This duffus never learns. But in a sick way, I think he DOES know that it's wrong -- he does it to rub it in our noses. He and his moll don't think there is anything special about this country. He doesn't see this nation as a beacon of hope and freedom for the oppressed. Come 2012, we'll rub it in HIS nose.
Once again, I'd like to thank all of you who made this talentless hack media creation from Mombassa our "president." How's that dope with the small change working for you yet? I sincerely hope you and yours will unemployed soon, because you are the ones that deserve him and his fallout.
Until about 7 or so weeks ago, this woman worked in our office, and was fired for embezzeling. She must have been out on bail when she did this robbery last Friday. [Our young boss's dad works for the FBI in San Fran - so the boss had more than a little help in seeing that her butt would have been in jail eventually anyway.]
Glad my policy is to be nice to everyone in the office!!! The FIRST bank robbery she did (unless there is a string of others in another county! which they will be investigating) would have been about the time she got fired. Something we said? Oddly enough, I remember talking to her the Friday after work, the week before she started calling in "sick" and she was saying what a hard time she was having, yada yada -- and I said "Wouldn't it make more sense for you to get a job up in Poway, where you live?" 5 kids, all pretty young. She's wrecked her life and theirs. (And she's married too.) It was when she was out "sick" that the boss was able to finge3r her as an embezzler.
Ironically the boss is very nice about advancing people a little money in advance of their checks when they need it.
Desperate times. Bonnie Parker, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Ann rips the beholden PC crowd to shreds:
"According to numerous eyewitness accounts, Hasan denounced the "war on terror" as a war against Islam, said Muslims should attack Americans in retaliation for the war in Iraq, defended suicide bombers and said he was "happy" when a Muslim murdered a soldier at a military recruiting center in Arkansas earlier this year. Stranger still, he wasn't auditioning for his own show on MSNBC when he made these statements. "
Full column here.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
My mother's parents were born in what became the Eastern Block, her father in what was the southern Border region of Poland, in Tarnow-Krasnow, and my Grandmother, in the Tatra mountains, north of Presov in the little village of Visna-Polanka, in what is now Slovakia. They were ethnic Ukranians, with a bit of Polish thrown in the mix. My grandfather emigrated to the US shortly before WWI, and my grandmother after the war, in 1919.
From quite a young age, around 5 or so, I knew that they had relatives who were oppressed and did not have the freedom to go to Mass that I did without repercussion. My grandmother had a niece and other relatives there with whon she could occasionally correspond. But nothing other than very basic family information -- always aware that censors could read the correspondence.
Young as I was at the time -- I remember the shock of the Berlin Wall being thrown up overnight, and people who tried to flee being shot. For years the East Germans would gun down anyone attempting to get to freedom. [I well remember elaborate attempts to excape, in 1979 or so an East German family constructed a balloon and made it to the west, for instance.] In my era of the 50s and 60s the nuns made clear to us that there were other youngsters who did not have freedom of worship -- there were people in our own day dying and suffering for the faith.
When I was older, my youngest uncle married a woman who's only a bit older than me whose family had relatives on both sides of Germany. Only the eldest aunts, AS LONG AS THERE WERE OTHERS HELD HOSTAGE by the East German state, could occassionally visit her relatives in the west for a few short days. The whole family? No.
As a 13 year old, I was impressed with John Barron's book about the KGB - and I read more details of how they terrorized the populace. As I got older, I was introduced to "WITNESS" by Whittaker Chambers -- I read that when I was 19 and garnered more intellectual underpinnings for how people embrace communism, and the tentacles it has over people -- and how he freed his soul from it. [I came about reading him, because I also read William F. Buckley.] Witness, to my mind, is still one of my 10 favorite books of all time. I was a history Major in college in the mid-late 70s -- I concentrated on European history -- primarily Great Britian and Russia (and the Soviet bloc.) I'd read Hedrick Smith amongst other westerners who'd been stationed in east Bloc countries -- ditto Solzhenitsin.
When I was older still (after also acquiring a degree in Computer science) I'd landed a job at General Dynamics. It was 1984 -- not long after what I call "The beginning of the end." What had happened was the election of John Paul II in '78 - a Pole -- the first "sign from God" that God has other plans. The Solidarnost movement took place in the early 80s, freedom lovers in Poland had been embolded by the pope. Margaret Thatcher also became Prime Minister -- another cold warrior who did not accept communism as the natural order of things. Then up Rode Reagan on the White Horse. No, we WOULD not "appease" the Soviets. The hand of God also decided "Time was up" for such Soviet Fossiles as Suslov, Brezhnev, Chernyenko, Adropov -- and there was a new man in -- a committed Communist, Gorbachov (one still, to remind you, who tried to suppress the Baltic States after the Wall fell, and almost had a coup visited on him not long after -- so let's not go all revisionist here) but at least Gorbachov was not one for executing people with different ideas. He was willing to admit that the way things were were not perfect -- but he STILL wanted to reform communism, not destroy it. Reagan (who couldn't meet with the Soviet leaders at first because they kept dying on him) was not one for "rapprochment" -- no, I well remember when the Strategic Defense Inititative was proposed -- liberals screamed and cried we'd all be nuked in a new WWIII. Reagan stood firm.
The Tomahawk Missle program had started to take off in a big way. That was the project I was hired for at General Dynamics. I worked in San Diego on a project which transfered the schematics from PC to Mainframe -- and then onto the factory floor where the Tomahawks were built. The Gretna Green thumb suckers were cyring in their beer. Reagan and Thatcher were firm.
Reagan went to Berlin and said "Mr. Gorbachov, tear down this wall." The phrase stuck -- all over Eastern Euroope, since solidarity, people were speaking out -- coming out of the shadows, disobeying their governments. I can remember the 9 months or so lead up to the Wall coming down -- East Germans had started to cross in romote areas over to Austria, and WERE NOT SHOT AT.
Finally, it came to pass -- on November 9, 1989, I was in Talahassee, on Business -- and when I heard the news, I cried tears of joy. I consider that day one of the best of my life.
AND EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR THOSE B*STARDS. Especially the "voters" who did as much "due diligence" on the Muslim as they do about picking grit from their toenails.
I despise each and every one of them. I'm going to continue to confront those b*stards sporting Zero stickers on their car, or people showing support for him. I don't give a damn about "offending" people anymore.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I recieved this facebook message, and I am passing it on.
Even if you've already called or emailed, please call your US House Member TODAY. According to AUL, the House is expected to vote today on a procedural resolution called the "rule" which would not allow the Stupak-Pitts pro-life amendment to the health care bill to even get a vote! AND TOMORROW (on Saturday, Nov. 7th) the House is expected to vote on the health care bill HR 3962.Please prevent a massive expansion of abortion and save lives by calling your US House Member today! Copy and paste the NRLC's website into your browser:
http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/callalert/index.tt?alertid=14236481&type=CO Then, enter your zipcode to find the phone number and a suggestion of what to tell your congressman.
Copy and paste this link on your Facebook Wall and spread the word!: http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/callalert/index.tt?alertid=14236481&type=CO "
Also be aware the Princess Pelossi is trying to FORCE EVERYONE to pay into a fund to make sure abortions are on the taxpayer's dime.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Planned Parenthood has slapped a temporary restraining order on her and the prolife coalition leader -- they're not "happy" that she has revealed that in this last year she was ordered to focus on shilling for more abortions due to the rough downturn in the economy.
You can see video here.
Somewhere else I had read read that one of the best tools prolife has is the ultra sound -- PP and the like HATE it when mothers see their babies. Hard to kill a "blob of tissue" when it has feet fingers, a head, etc.
Some years back I'd seen a video put out by another FORMER director of an abortion clinic. She'd also had a change of heart. She also revealed that a common tactic that creates a vertical marke for such clinics is that they know that Birth Control pills require a higher dossage over time. i.e. what was effective to start with, gradually over time becomes less and less effective to work. Kind of like how a junkie needs more to get high. Well, eventually that BC pill fails, but there is Planned Parenthood, etc. there to "come to the resuce" by providing the opportunity to kill the child -- more expensive --- and when they do that they can kick off a cycle.
[I note with irritation, there is a paid ad whcih pops up in "related videos" for a late term abortion shill -- a caution to those who use ad sense, or the like and don't carefully filter -- I've written to the website maintenence people to ask them to try and filter the ad, and I hope you will too.] Update: since I wrote, "liz" from the Brietbart site wrote and told me that afew peopleearlier tday had alerted her to it, but they haven't been a ble to replicate it being brought up -- but I told her where it's popping up and they are trying to rectify the situation.]
Follow up story and video is here.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I wanted to hear a sermon today (haven't for weeks-- the Sainted Fr. S. doesn't do one for lil ole me.] -- and I wasn't disappointed. Fr. G. said how it's rare that anyone takes to heart the business of "rejoicing and being glad" when persecuted for the faith. We can judge how far we are to heaven by how far we are off the Mark. He also mentioned that in cofession, people sometimesmention how "they are working on this or that." But it's realy not US doing the work, it's thegrace of God working in us. Pray for strength and grace.
No pics, for once I didn't bring my camera. But he busted out the gold vestments. Missa Cantata, technically. 6 servers.
I also think it's good to remember the saints likely in heaven who weren't Catholic. I'm thinking of the young protestant girl, for instance, who was killed at Columbine, because she would not deny Christ to her killers. Surely she must be in heaven too.
Here's a bit of video of the procession which went around the block.
Big kids enjoyed the games too.
There was a nice variety of saints too, anything from Dominic Savio to St. Rita to St. Cecelia, Thomas Acquinas, St. Patrick, Michael the Archangel, etc. Had to laugh a bit at one kid's costume, papa put a bit of "gory" red daubings on Stephen the Martyr's white robe. It was sort of undercut by his green Krocs.
Check out this post, by Digihairshirt to see the best Halloween costume "evah."
[Halloween is all about creativity too!