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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Cannot pass this up....

and I am living in dire poverty, as are so many others in the States. I know widows and other elderly people who have not eaten like this in years-living on ramen noodles and canned milk. The food banks cannot keep up with the demand for good, stressed families, and the enemies of freedom eat like princes, laughing at the dhimmis.

"Boston Bomber 'Tortured' With Catered Islamic Meals," from Investor's Business Daily, November 18:
War On Terror: The ACLU claims jailers are "torturing" Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by keeping him in solitary confinement. Please. The man charged with terror bombing gets catered Islamic meals.
Just when we think we've reached the limits of tolerance for Muslim terrorists, we learn that one of the jihadist punks who confessed to killing and maiming hundreds of marathoners, then terrorizing and shutting down an entire major U.S. city, all in the name of Allah, has been getting meals prepared for him in accordance with Islamic dietary requirements.
His special halal menu includes such dishes as baked lasagna, salad and garlic bread. Tsarnaev also gets copies of the Quran and other Islamic texts to brush up on his hatred for infidels, fellow Americans most especially included.
Yet the American Civil Liberties Union has the gall to petition a federal judge for his release from isolation at the federal lockup at Fort Devens, Mass. The liberal group, which seems now to be run by a stable of Muslim lawyers who are alarmingly sympathetic even to confessed and convicted terrorists, has likened his jail restrictions there to "torture." They complain the terrorist suspect has been denied TV and radio and can't pray with other Muslim inmates. His outside communications are also limited and monitored by the feds.
And there's good reason for that. Tsarnaev made it clear in his confession note that he wanted to inspire other Muslims to commit acts of terrorism against Americans.
Here's what he penned to fellow Muslims: The "U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that. As a Muslim I can't stand to see such evil go unpunished. We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all. The ummah (the global brotherhood of Muslims) is beginning to rise."
Tsarnaev added, in a warning to U.S. military and law enforcement: "Know you are fighting men who look into the barrel of your gun and see heaven. Now how can you compete with that? We are promised victory and we will surely get it."
Authorities wisely are cutting off any channels this Islamic fanatic might use to recruit jihadists or propagandize their cause. They don't want him inciting violence.
Unfortunately, the judge hearing his case is lending his lawyer a sympathetic ear. Though he barred the ACLU from making its outrageous "torture" statement at Thursday's hearing, U.S. District Judge George O'Toole questioned the "fairness" of the restrictions. "I agree enough with the defendant," he said.
Yes, let him out of solitary to preach at the fort chapel.
This reminds us of the Fort Hood case. Military brass bowed to the religious "needs" of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who praised Allah as he shot 14 soldiers, including a pregnant woman as she begged for her baby's life.
They actually agreed to let Hasan wear a full Islamic beard to trial, in violation of military regulations. Only now is the convicted mass murderer being forcibly shaved, as he awaits the needle on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
But he and his lawyers are suing the military, arguing it's a breach of his religious freedom. You'd think the jihadist would be grateful for the free grooming before he meets his 72 virgins.
Meanwhile, down at Gitmo we helpfully point prostrate al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists to Mecca, fete them with Harry Potter movie nights, and even reorder fitness equipment made in Muslim countries after they complain about the infidels who made the first batch.
Enough! Stop running Islamic daycares for terrorists.

The problem with Catholics reading and listening to......

Hey, do we need more information on yet more scandals in the Church and in the great problems of the lack of people in the pews? Do we need more statistics as to how many Catholics practice birth control and support abortion? Do we need to look towards the bishops' conferences to do our work for us? Do we need to complain about the lack of leadership in the Church?

Should one be obsessed with the local media and national media?


We need to work on personal holiness. Again and again, as I wrote last week, too many Catholics are looking towards politics for answers instead of God.

Only God has the answers to our problems. Only conformity with the teachings of the Catholic Church, including the Scriptures and Tradition will solve the evils of humankind.

The perfection series on this blog is over 400 postings, including works related to the Doctors of the Church. The Dark Night series is also very long.

Use the tags.

Creepy Uncle Sam Ads And The Under Thirties

Hey, not everyone is immoral in the Millennial Generation. Slaps in the face and being "edgy" are condescending to some.

Amazingly stupid ads....

The Necessity for Perfection in Tribulation: Or, How Would You Respond in A Shipwreck?

I see around me, including in myself, how people respond to terrible things in their lives.

Here are some reactions and then, the Catholic answer to how we must learn to respond to hard times.

One, people shut down. This can mean that they totally stop communicating and withdraw into themselves, or that they go into tight family circles which are inward looking and do not reach out to anyone else.

Two, people panic and turn into emotional whirlwinds, trying this and that, not being focused, causing chaos in themselves and in their families. Sometimes this chaotic response causes odd behavior, like projection.

Three, some fall into a depression and gloom, and make very bad decisions, such as leaving families, quitting jobs, or even turning to drink and drugs.

Four, some become impatient, angry and aggressive. This seems to be the most common response among men, but women can also resort to such.

Five, gross negativity and just plain meanness are other types of reactions. These types of reaction spreads like a cancer and results in murmuring, the great sin of the Israelites in the desert. Complaining creates a miasma of unfaithfulness and turns people to evil by doubting God's Divine Providence.

What should be the real Catholic response?

One, the cooperation with God and grace to go through the stages of purification so that the virtues and gifts of the spirit can be released.

Two, the release of the virtues begins in the Dark Night but becomes full in the Illuminative State. Do not procrastinate.

Three, the virtues, as I have written many times here, are given at baptism and the gifts at confirmation, but are blocked by sin and the tendency to sin. Therefore, those virtues, which one can read about from the tags, must be nurtured through suffering, purification, prayer.

Four, now is the time to develop these virtues, gifts, which lead to the fruits: faith, hope, charity, prudence, justice, charity, temperance, wisdomunderstandingcounselknowledgefortitudepiety, and fear of the Lord.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
St. Paul was shipwrecked, scourged, imprisoned and so on. Do you think he was anxious, crabby, rude, impatient, angry? No.

Are you letting God purify you so that those virtues and gifts can flow? 

If you are not working on being virtuous in your daily life, how will you respond in very hard times?

More below on this theme....

19 Jul 2013
Two, she could not understand why the army of St. Joshua had to kill Canaanites. (Also connected to this, would be the slaughter of the Philistines by St. David.) Good questions. Yes, God did punish many of those who built ...
26 Jul 2013
Caleb and Joshua are two of my favourite Old Testament heroes. But, I tend to like the John Wayne men, such as David and the Maccabees. It is interesting that some of the most numinous and direct revelations of God and ...

27 Jul 2013
Joshua and Caleb had pure hearts, as did those who were the children of the slaves of Egypt. A new standard was necessary to enter, and conquer the Promised Land. That standard was purity of heart. Even though Moses is ...
26 Jul 2013
But, the GPS kicks in at one time and there is a narrow escape which needs angelic intervention-angels on horses may not work....studying Joshua and Maccabees for backup and see some very handsome, well-armoured ...
08 Dec 2012
Moses, Joshua, David, Daniel, and many others asked God for great things, including the revelation of the Glory of God. We do not ask because we are afraid to lose our own judgement. When we ask for God to do great things ...

09 Sep 2013
We call these men and women saints-Judith, Esther, Ruth, Joshua, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Moses, David, the prophets, the Maccabees, etc. They believed in the promise without the fullness of revelation. These were the ...

What is happening?

America is one of the richest countries in the world. Americans on the whole enjoy lifestyles beyond the expectations of most people in the world.

And, yet, in the ten days I have been in the States, I have met with more rudeness and ugly behavior than I have in years elsewhere.

People in a McDonald's in Oak Park began arguing, cursing and spitting at one another.

A young person on a phone hung up on me when I made a polite inquiry about someone who lives, as far as I know, at that address.

A conference in a hotel involved people up all night talking in the hallways, shouting, and singing loudly. The hotel room I had was 137 USD for one night, as it was outside the main airport.

Several people let doors slam on others and myself, instead of holding them open for the next person.

Men on trains and buses who are healthy and youngish did not get up and give older women seats. I give older women seats.

I am amazed. The bad behavior of adults seems to be not only out of control, but accepted.

I am reminded of a mother I knew years ago who was sending her two year old to baby aggressiveness training classes. I am not making this up.

She told me her husband wanted the son to grow up strong and with the ability to say no. I was stunned. I questioned a pre-school, baby class in aggression. She said the world was horrible and one had to train children to be hard.

I am sure those parents created a monster, unless he rebelled and became a sweetie-pie. I think I have met some monsters this past week.

It seems as though anger is also acceptable. Those who are angry feel they have a right to express anger in anyway and at any time. There is an aggressiveness about all this rude behavior.

Without Christianity, there can be no civilized behavior. Without God, people revert to acting like barbarians.

I am ashamed of some of my fellow Americans today.