Saturday, September 08, 2007

Act of Consecration to the Blessed Mother

Blessed Mother

I found the following at Charity Therese's Blog Mahalo for it CT!

My Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to you; and to show my devotion to you, I consecrate to you this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as I am your own, keep me, guard me, as your property and possession. Amen.

Feast Day - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mother

MBPicture source and the following introduction to this lovely Marian devotion is from: Maria Bambina
The Italian words "Maria Bambina" mean "Baby Mary." Although the Holy Childhood of the Blessed Virgin, under the image of Our Lady as an infant, is honored in Mexico , Poland and Italy, relatively few Catholics in the United States know of this devotion. Several saints, including St. John Eudes, St. Joseph Cupertino and St. Padre Pio loved to contemplate the Blessed Mother as a baby. Reflecting on Our Blessed Mother as an infant and child will enrich your love and devotion to her as it did for these saints. As the perfect disciple of Jesus Christ, Our blessed Mother imitated Our Lord in all of His virtues. She imitated, in advance, the virtues of Our Lord's Holy Childhood.

The following is from St. Michael Center for the Blessed Virgin Mary
The feast on the Nativity of Mary is honored on September 8. Her birth was miraculous as she was conceived without sin as a special grace because God had selected her to become the mother of His Son, the spiritual mother of all men, and the holiest of God's creatures. Through her, Queen of heaven and of earth, all grace is given to men. Through her, by the will of the Trinity, the unbelieving receive the gift of faith; the afflicted are tendered the works of mercy; and the members of Christ grow in likeness of their Head. In Mary all human nature is exalted. We rejoice in her birthday, as the Church has done from the earliest times.

"She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed."
- St. Augustine

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Click Here to read Fr. Andrew Apostoli's, (C.F.R.
Vice-Postulator for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's Canonization Cause)letter.

An Old Farmer's Advice

From Layla:

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Things You Don't Hear Anymore

Thanks Layla for sharing.

I sure have heard many of these, but none of the additions are mine.

1. Be sure and refill the ice trays, we are going to have company after while.

2. Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter in the mail today.

3. Quit slamming that screen door!

4. Be sure to pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like it might rain -- and bring in the clothes on the line, too.

5. Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

6. Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing bare footed outside all day.

7. Why can't you remember to roll up your pants legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.

8. You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.

9. Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on!

10. Hang up your Sunday School clothes, you know you need to pass them down to your brother in good condition.

11. Go comb your hair. It looks like the rats have nested in it all night.

12. Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle. I need it for baking and Pa's coffee.

13. Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

14. Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.

15. Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!

16. Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.

17. You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off

18. There is a dollar in my purse, go by the service station and get five gallons of gas when you start to town.

19. Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.

20. You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise. Maybe you will learn to be more careful with your bicycle.

21. Don't sit to close to the TV it will hurt your eyes.

22. If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!

23. Don't lose that button, I will sew it back on after while.

24. Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.

25. Get out from under that sewing machine, pumping it messes up the thread!

26. Do you want to go get me a switch?

27. Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

28. Here, take this old magazine to the outhouse (toilet) when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.

29. Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water for me to wash dishes in.

30. Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.

31. No! I don't have five cents for you to go to the show, do you think money grows on trees?

32. Eat those vegetables; they will make you big and strong like your daddy.

33. That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs just don't come in the house.

34. Sit still! I am trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is getting botched up.

35. Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that. I will wash your mouth out with soap again!

36. It is time for your system to be cleaned out, I'm going to give you a dose of Castor Oil in the morning.

37. If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you will get another one when you get home.

38. Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!

39. Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that cut won't get infected.

40. When you take your driving test don't forget your hand signals each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn, and left arm bent up to the sky at the elbow for a right turn and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

41. It is "Yes, sir!" and "No, sir" to me and your elders young man, and don't you forget it!

42. While we are at Aunt Mary's and Uncle John's you kids eat when the adults get through and I don't want to hear, "I don't like this stuff". You better keep your mouth shut and eat everything on your plate.

43. Well, that ought to keep us remembering some of the finer things of the past, some good and some not so good, and young man if I hear you repeat one word of this I will beat the daylights out of you, do you understand that?!!

Yep, too bad we can't have some of them back without going to jail.

Here's my 2 cents worth....."Child, did you forget that I have eyes in the back of my head!!!! That's how I knew!

Today's Spiritual Moment

is brought to us by Regnum Christi

Conversation with Christ: Father, thank you for allowing us to participate in your plan for the salvation of the world. Make me generous and humble in order to cooperate with your designs in whatever way you ask of me. I know you can do great things through me.

Resolution: I will identify an area in which I need to be more generous with God, and act on it.

Rosary Tips

stabat materPicture used with permission by Aida Yared

I found the following at Heather's Blog
A good Method:

Before beginning: ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray well, put yourself for a moment in the presence of God.

Before beginning a decade, pause for a moment or two - depending upon how much time you have - and contemplate the mystery that you are about to honor in that decade.

Always be sure to ask of Almighty God, by this mystery and through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, one of the virtues that shines forth most in this mystery or one of which you stand in particular need.

Take great care to ask for some special grace.

Ask God's help in cultivating one of the great Christian virtues or in overcoming one of your sins.

Avoid the pitfall a lot of people make when saying the Holy Rosary which, is to have no intention other than that of getting it over as quickly as possible!

It is really pathetic to see how most people say the Holy Rosary—they say it astonishingly fast and mumble so that the words are not properly pronounced at all. We could not possibly expect anyone, even the most unimportant person, to think that a slipshod address of this kind was a compliment and yet we expect Jesus and Mary to be pleased with it! Small wonder then that the most sacred prayers of our holy religion seem to bear no fruit, and that, after saying thousands of Rosaries, we are still no better than we were before!

I beg of you to temper the speed which comes all too easily to you and pause briefly several times as you say the Our Father and Hail Mary. I have placed a cross at each pause, as you will see:

Our Father Who art in Heaven, +

hallowed be Thy name, +

Thy kingdom come, +

Thy will be done +

on earth as it is in Heaven. +

Give us this day + our daily bread+

and forgive us our trespasses +

as we forgive those who trespass against us,+

and lead us not into temptation+

but deliver us from evil.


Hail Mary, full of grace, +

the Lord is with thee, +

blessed art thou among women +

and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. +

Holy Mary, Mother of God, +

pray for us sinners, now+

and at the hour of our death.


St. Louis de Monfort

Friday, September 07, 2007

First Friday Devotion

Sacred Heart

The Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

1. "I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life."

2. "I will establish peace in their homes."

3. "I will comfort them in their afflictions."

4. "I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death."

5. "I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings."

6. "Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy."

7. "Tepid souls shall grow fervent."

8. "Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection."

9. "I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored."

10. "I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts."

11. "Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."

12. "I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the Sacraments; My Divine heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment."

To learn more about this beautiful devotion, visit Miracle of the Rosary Mission

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Matching Saints Game

H/T to Cy of Therese's Roses

That was a fun quiz but I'd better brush up on my symbols. I missed 6 of them or a score of 70% :-(

Saints Matching Game

Humorous Translation of my blog

I think the Catholic Warrior will find the following amusing:
Translated Blog
Someone apparently had one of my pages translated by Google. Maybe they should have asked me personally :-)

The following is the St. Augustine prayer I have on the sidebar:

Rezo del St. Augustine al alcohol santo (holy liquor)

I think the translator confused spirit with alcohol...LOL! I hope the person who requested the translation understood what the confusion is.

Respirar en mí el alcohol santo de O que mis pensamientos pueden todos ser santos;

Actúa en mí el alcohol santo de O que mi trabajo, también, puede ser santo;

Consolidarme alcohol santo de O para defender todo que sea santo;

Guardarme entonces alcohol santo de O que siempre puedo ser santo.

… St. Augustine

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Eternal Rest Grant

grant Luciano O Lord, and May Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

1935 - 2007

This is a touching rendition of Panis Angelicus (with Sting).

Local Event - Peggy, With Love

Peggy Chun, is by far my favorite local artist. You can read my previous post (link below) to learn a little more of this amazing woman. At the Made in Hawaii festival, I was fortunate enough to be able to buy one of her prints of Blessed Mother Marianne Cope. I also bought a little print of her cat Boo in a koa bowl I am so happy that there will be a special to share her life and work with the people of our island State.
"Peggy, With Love," a 30-minute special exploring the tenacity and artistry of painter Peggy Chun, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 on KHNL-8.
Honolulu Advertiser Article

Artist of Worth

Inspirational Golfer

Mahalo John for sharing.

Kyle Lograsso:

Today's Spiritual Moment

brought to you by Regnum Christi

Conversation with Christ:
Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve:
to give, and not to count the cost,
to fight, and not to heed the wounds,
to toil, and not to seek for rest,
to labor, and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will.
- St. Ignatius Loyola

Resolution: Today I will make a special effort to be generous to others and pay attention to them and their needs, especially when it is more difficult for me.

Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa

BMTPicture source: All Posters

"Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy – let us pray."

"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other. And in the home, begins the disrupt of peace of the world".

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action".

"Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home".

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between".
She was always one of my heroes. I don't have much to share about Mother Teresa today because it is all pretty personal and hard to put into words. I would like to share some links which I hope you enjoy reading as much as I did:

Sarah - Mother Teresa: Ten Years in Heaven

Jean - Blessed Mother Teresa: My Favorite Quotes

Jean - A Pictorial Tribute

Donna - Blessed Teresa's Feast Day

Priests for Life - Blessed Mother Teresa Novena

Leticia - The Time I Saw Blessed Mother Teresa

Fr. Daren - In Honor of the Day

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Local Event - Hawaii Right to Life Look for Volunteers for the Senior Fair

From someone who has volunteered to help out the last two years, I can tell you, it is very interesting and a lot of fun. You get to meet nice people and maybe see a local celebrity or two. Best of all, you will be helping out a very good cause.

Hawaii Right to Life is looking for a few good men and women to staff our booth at the Hawaii Seniors Fair on September 21-23, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

We have divided the times into 2-hour shifts:

8:30 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

I will be there to open up at 8:30 am and help close at 4:30 pm. Our new Executive Director, Bev Larranaga, will be there at various times to help out.

Please consider what times on Friday-Sunday you can help us out. It is not a hard job. Just smile a lot and nod at people going by. Some will stop to look at our handouts and may want to talk to you. Most of us know enough about the life issues to talk with them. For sure, you probably know more about the issues than the general public.

If you can help out any of the three days (or more than one shift), please give me a call at home (531-6737) or respond to this e-mail.

Many thanks for your help.

Carol White
Administrative Assistant

HRTL will reimburse volunteers if they park in the Blaisdell Center parking lot.

We now have the need for the following shifts:

Friday, Sept. 21: 8:30 am - 10:30 am / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm / 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, Sept. 22 & Sunday, Sept. 23: 8:30 am - 10:30 am / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm / 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm / 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

If you can help us, call me at 531-6737 or respond to this e-mail.

I know it is a little early for some of you to be making plans, so please keep this e-mail in your in-box and consider helping out.,

JPII in 1979

'True Knowledge and True Freedom is in Jesus!'

Just in case you have trouble viewing the video, here is the link to

Hollywood and Money

Creative Minority Report blogs about Hollywood Cares About Money Again. Hooray!

It also gives you a sneak peak about the movie Bella.

I'd also ask that you say a prayer that Bella comes to Hawaii.



H/T to Raulito for sharing Sister Mary Martha's post on Heaven

This was too funny!

Mother Teresa and the Heart of Motherhood


Over at Embracing Motherhood Donna reminds us that tomorrow is the Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

In reading Donna's book The Heart of Motherhood, I am struck by the deep influence Mother Teresa had on Donna in her vocation as a mother.

Donna actually knew a saint personally and learned so much from her.

Also, if you haven't put Donna's book on your To Read list, you are really doing yourself a disservice. Every day I read a few passages or a few paragraphs right before Mass. It gives me the inspiration I need, along with the Eucharist of course, to face another day as a mother, especially when the day is challenging.

The little book is is filled with practical spiritual advice for busy moms, especially for those of young children. It has prayers to help lift you up and many good quotes by saints to be like our dear John Paul II, and of course Mother Teresa.

Thank you again Donna for writing this book!

Promoting Modesty in Fashion Modeling

The lovely Marie has written a piece on her blog Big is Beautiful on Pure Fashion where modesty is promoted when modeling.
A Celebration of Style and Virtue
As Marie wrote:
Teenagers also need help in accepting that they are beautiful no matter their size. On this site the models represent all sizes whether they be slim or curvaceous, mainly because their objective is to promote self esteem and to show that no matter what size you are, you can look fantastic.
I wish they had helped teens when I was a teen. It is not only the overweight teens who may have self-esteem issues, it also happens to underweight teens as well.


especially if that teacher is your parent

As is our family homeschooling tradition, Joey and I attended morning Mass together and we prayed for a successful homeschooling year. We then went out for breakfast. Joey chose Big City Diner as a change of pace. Unfortunately dear old dad also began work today so he was unable to join us. Such is the life of a college professor.

The following back-to-school prayer is courtesy of Sarah

We thank you for the fragrance of a new box of crayons, Lord,
the rainbow in each perfect row;
thank you for each bundle of snowy white notebook paper,
awaiting fresh possibilities.
May they remind us that you make all things new
and bless us with abundance.
Thank you for this ruler,
for every eraser that tops every pencil.
May they help us remember to measure our blessings
but never your boundless love for us,
to allow for the making of mistakes
as a normal part of human learning.
As we lay out our new clothes
for these first days of school,
help us remember to put on Christ each day, too,
and to “clothe the naked” as he asked us.
But mostly, God, help us remember
that Jesus is always our best and most devoted teacher—
that we never outgrow all his lessons
on how you want us to live and to love.

and Easter

Teacher Blessing

Bless our teachers, Jesus,

with wisdom and good humor,

with an understanding heart and open mind,

with great love for following you.

—Prayer Services for Parishes

Student Blessing

Jesus, fill our children with your peace,

teach our children how to pray,

show our children how to love.

—Prayer Services for Parishes

Christ’s love and our faith in that love

should pervade everything we do—work, study, play.

-St. John Bosco

Monday, September 03, 2007

The Elderly

Ginny of A View From the Pews has written a heartfelt column on the elderly. Her post made me cry because Ginny really touched on how society is sometimes so unfeeling and insensitive to them.

I must share something with you but I hope Joey doesn't read this. Even as a little boy, most of his friends which he made through us, were elderly. They treated him kindly, gave him little gifts, made him laugh. There was Adelaida, Lu, Roger, Fr. Pasquale, and so many others. Sadly many of them have since passed away. After the death of one of his elderly friends, Joey told me, "Please stop making friends with the elderly". He said this because it hurt him so much when they died.

I will be sharing the following video link with you one more time:

A Parent's Wish

Martyr Chose God's Kingdom Over Hitler's

Franz Jägerstätter wrote that he would gladly renounce the rights that came from belonging to the Third Reich in favor of deserving the rights granted by the kingdom of God.

He was killed in 1943 and will be beatified next month.

Article from Zenit

Response by Father Grace Re: Medjugorje

If you recall, I previously wrote about the paradox of Medjugorje and the exceptional priests who owe their vocation to our Lady of Medjugorje.


Fr. Grace has graciously taken the time to comment and address some issues some of you previously commented on. Although, he left his response in the comment section, I do not think he will mind if I made it a new post. Fr. Grace's words are in bold:

Mahalo Fr. Grace to taking the time to explain and clarify the Church's position on Medjugorje. As I told you the other day, my mom refused to read the book because she firmly believes in our Lady's message there.

Dear Reader, Hello I'm that priest in the article. One huge misconception regarding Medjugorje is the question of obedience. Below is a letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that clarifies the situation.

For the 17th Anniversary of the apparitions, the Church just gave a beautiful gift to Our Lady! The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sent the following letter to Bishop Gilbert Aubry of Saint Denis clarifying its position on Medjugorje. He received it on June 24th. On the 25th, he spread it to the priests and communities of his diocese (circular # C003) so that they can have the latest statement from Rome and, if necessary, inform the faithful with full knowledge of the facts.
Pr. No 154/81-06419
Citta del Vaticano, Palazzo del S. Uffizio
May 26, 1998
To His Excellency Mons. Gilbert Aubry,
Bishop of Saint-Denis de la Reunion


In your letter of January 1, 1998, you submitted to this Dicastery several questions about the position of the Holy See and of the Bishop of Mostar in regard to the so called apparitions of Medjugorje, private pilgrimages and the pastoral care of the faithful who go there.

In regard to this matter, I think it is impossible to reply to each of the questions posed by Your Excellency. The main thing I would like to point out is that the Holy See does not ordinarily take a position of its own regarding supposed supernatural phenomena as a court of first instance.

As for the credibility of the "apparitions" in question, this Dicastery respects what was decided by the bishops of the former Yugoslavia in the Declaration of Zadar, April 10, 1991:

"On the basis of the investigations so far, it can not be affirmed that one is dealing with supernatural apparitions and revelations."

Since the division of Yugoslavia into different independent nations it would now pertain to the members of the Episcopal Conference of Bosnia-Hercegovina to eventually reopen the examination of this case, and to make any new pronouncements that might be called for.

What Bishop Peric said in his letter to the Secretary General of "Famille Chretienne", declaring: "My conviction and my position is not only 'non constat de supernaturalitate,' but likewise, 'constat de non supernaturalitate' of the apparitions or revelations in Medjugorje", should be considered the expression of the personal conviction of the Bishop of Mostar which he has the right to express as Ordinary of the place, but which is and remains his personal opinion.

Finally, as regards pilgrimages to Medjugorje, which are conducted privately, this Congregation points out that they are permitted on condition that they are not regarded as an authentification of events still taking place and which still call for an examination by the Church.

I hope that I have replied satisfactorily at least to the principal questions that you have presented to this Dicastery and I beg Your Excellency to accept the expression of my devoted sentiments.

Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone
(Secretary to the "Congregatio", presided over by Cardinal Ratzinger)
Fr. Daniel-Ange (France) summerizes this way:

1 -The declarations of the Bishop of Mostar only reflect his personal opinion. Consequently, they are not an official and definitive judgement from the Church.

2 - One is directed to the declaration of Zadar, which leaves the door open to future investigations. In the meanwhile private pilgrimages with pastoral accompaniment for the faithful are permitted.

3 - A new commission could eventually be named. *("It was in July 2006" - Fr Grace)

4 - In the meanwhile, all Catholics may go as pilgrims to Medjugorje.

Further to this there have been numerous statements issued from the Vatican that emphasize the above points, particularly the freedom one has in going to Medjugorje. Let us remember that it took thirteen years after the apparitions ceased at Fatima before it received full approval. Have you heard of the apparitions of Akita, Japan? They have been approved by the Church and are virtually unknown. Satan loves it when Our Lady's messages are ignored or ridiculed. Why because they bring about so many conversions.

To the critics of Medjugorje, I plead with you to think very carefully about the fact that you could well be a pawn the Evil One is using to stop more conversions. I'm so glad I came across the message from the Queen of Peace at Medjugorje otherwise I'd still be walking in spiritual darkness.

Now as a priest I implement them into my life and ministry:

1) Loving the Word of God.

2) Praying with the Heart, especially the Rosary.

3) Loving the Holy Mass and the Blessed Sacrament.

4) Regular Confession.

5) Fasting and Penance.

This is the essence of Medjugorje and this is the essence of Gospel and the authentic teaching of the Magisterium of the Church.

Peace be with you.

God Bless,

Fr Grace.

Articles of Interest - Prolife

The first one comes from Jean of Catholic Fire

1. The Ten Great Myths Over the Debate Over Stem Cell Research

The second one comes from Barb - the SFO Mom

2. Project Fight Back..against Planned Parenthood

Feast Day of St. Gregory the Great

GTGPicture courtesy of All Posters

When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.
...St. Pope Gregory the Great

Meme - Top 100 Songs When You Graduated HS

pezPicture courtesy of All Posters
I found this meme at this Blog I am modifying it a bit. At the time I:

Bold = I loved it!
Underlined = I liked it
Strikeout = I hated it!

List of songs from this site

Top 100 Hits of 1976 / Top 100 Songs of 1976

1. Silly Love Songs, Paul McCartney and Wings
2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John and Kiki Dee
3. Disco Lady, Johnnie Taylor
4. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night), Four Seasons
5. Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
6. Kiss And Say Goodbye, Manhattans
7. Love Machine (Part 1), The Miracles
8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
9. Love Is Alive, Gary Wright
10. A Fifth Of Beethoven, Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band
11. Sara Smile, Daryl Hall and John Oates
12. Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band
13. I Write The Songs, Barry Manilow
14. Fly, Robin, Fly, Silver Convention
15. Love Hangover, Diana Ross
16. Get Close, Seals and Crofts
17. More, More, More, Andrea True Connection
18. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
19. Misty Blue, Dorothy Moore
20. Boogie Fever, Sylvers
21. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, England Dan and John Ford Coley
22. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate
23. Love Hurts, Nazareth
24. Get Up And Boogie, Silver Convention
25. Take It To The Limit, Eagles
26. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty, K.C. and The Sunshine Band
27. Sweet Love, Commodores
28. Right Back Where We Started From, Maxine Nightingale
29. Theme From "S.W.A.T", Rhythm Heritage
30. Love Rollercoaster, Ohio Players
31. You Should Be Dancing, Bee Gees
32. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, Lou Rawls
33. Golden Years, David Bowie
34. Moonlight Feels Right, Starbuck
35. Only Sixteen, Dr. Hook
36. Let Your Love Flow, Bellamy Brothers
37. Dreamweaver, Gary Wright
38. Turn The Beat Around, Vicki Sue Robinson
39. Lonely Night (Angel Face), The Captain and Tennille
40. All By Myself, Eric Carmen
41. Love To Love You Baby, Donna Summer
42. Deep Purple, Donny and Marie Osmond
43. Theme From "Mahogany", Diana Ross
44. Sweet Thing, Rufus
45. That's The Way I Like It, K.C. and The Sunshine Band
46. A Little Bit More, Dr. Hook
47. Shannon, Henry Gross
48. If You Leave Me Now, Chicago
49. Lowdown, Boz Scaggs
50. Show Me The Way, Peter Frampton
51. Dream On, Aerosmith
52. I Love Music (Pt. 1), O'Jays
53. Say You Love Me, Fleetwood Mac
54. Times Of Your Life, Paul Anka
55. Devil Woman, Cliff Richard
56. Fooled Around And Fell In Love, Elvin Bishop
57. Convoy, C.W. McCall
58. Welcome Back, John Sebastian
59. Sing A Song, Earth, Wind and Fire
60. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, Tavares
61. I'll Be Good To You, Brothers Johnson
63. Shop Around, The Captain and Tennille
64. Saturday Night, Bay City Rollers
65. Island Girl, Elton John
66. Let's Do It Again, Staple Singers
67. Let 'Em In, Paul McCartney and Wings
68. Baby Face, Wing and A Prayer Fife and Drum Corps
69. This Masquerade, George Benson
70. Evil Woman, Electric Light Orchestra
71. Wham Bam, Silver
72. I'm Easy, Keith Carradine
73. Wake Up Everybody (Pt. 1), Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes
74. Summer, War
75. Let Her In, John Travolta
76. Fox On The Run, Sweet
77. Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
78. Got To Get You Into My Life, Beatles
79. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love), Bee Gees
80. Getaway, Earth, Wind and Fire
81. She's Gone, Daryl Hall and John Oates
82. Rock And Roll Music, Beach Boys
82. Still The One, Orleans
83. You're My Best Friend, Queen
84. With Your Love, Jefferson Starship
85. Slow Ride, Foghat
86. Who'd She Coo, Ohio Players
88. Walk Away From Love, David Ruffin
89. Baby, I Love Your Way, Peter Frampton
90. Young Hearts Sun Free, Candi Staton
91. Breaking Up's Hard To Do, Neil Sedaka
92. Money Honey, Bay City Rollers
93. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker, Parliament
94. Junk Food Junkie, Larry Groce
95. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again, Barry Manilow
96. Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss
97. Disco Duck, Rick Dees
97. The Boys Are Back In Town, Thin Lizzy
98. Take The Money And Run, Steve Miller Band
99. Squeeze Box, The Who
100. Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.), Glen Campbell

I tag:

1. Expectantes Beatam Spes

2. Jean - Catholic Fire

3. The Catholic Warrior

4. Mimi

5. Sarah

6. NewHouse

7. Christine M

8. Ma Beck
and anyone else who'd like to play!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Don't Be Seduced, Benedict XVI Tells Youth

Says World Needs Daring Christians-ARTICLE

LORETO, Italy, SEPT. 2, 2007 ( Benedict XVI invited half a million young people to go against the current in a world seduced by violence, despotism and "success at all costs."
Pontiff to Youth: See You in Sydney- ARTICLE
Entrusts Australia Meeting to Mary

LORETO, Italy, SEPT. 2, 2007 ( Benedict XVI twice reminded youth of his next appointment with them: World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia.
184,800 Registered for World Youth Day- ARTICLE
SYDNEY, Australia, SEPT. 2, 2007 ( Surpassing expectations, 184,800 pilgrims have already registered for World Youth Day.


Creative Minority Report blogs about Meatballs, Ikea and Abortion.
Meatballs, IKEA, and Abortion. These are the great contributions of Sweden to the modern world. I, unlike Sweden, am in favor of a persons right to choose. I am personally opposed to IKEA furniture but I respect an individuals right to purchase the ugly furnishings. Sweden is not so liberal.

One Word, No Explanations Meme

I stole....borrowed this from Deb

1. Yourself: Impatient
2. Your spouse: Smart
3. Your hair: Curly
4. Your mother: Kind
5. Your father: Funny
6. Your favourite item: Computer
7. Your dream last night: unrecalled :-)
8. Your favorite drink: Water
9. Your dream car: None
10. The room you are in: Living
11. Your ex: None
12. Your fear: Sin
13. What you want to be in 10 years: Healthy
14. Who you hung out with last night: Family
15. What you’re not: Mean
16. Muffins: Corn
17. One of your wish list item: NJ
18. Time: 11
19. The last thing you did: Typed
20. What you are wearing: Clothes
21. Your favorite weather: Warm
22. Your favorite book: Numerous
23. The last thing you ate: Breakfast
24. Your life: Blessed
25. Your mood: Content
26. Your best friend: Mom
27. What you’re thinking about right now: #26
28. Your car: Forester
29. What you are doing at the moment: Typing
30. Your summer: Terrific!
31. Your relationship status: Married
32. What is on your TV: Nothing
33. What the weather is like: Sunny
34. When was the last time you laughed: Now

I'm tagging some of you for this one:

1. Barb

2. Marie

3. Alexandra

4. Karen

5. Charity Therese

6. Cy

7. The Catholic Warrior

and 8. Kimberly

Twelve Biblical Reasons For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus

Holy Hour
1. He is really there!
"I myself Am the Living Bread come down from Heaven." (Jn 6:35)

2. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because of his Infinite love for you!
"Behold I will be with you always even to the end of the world," because "I have loved you with an everlasting love, and constant is My affection for you." (Mt 28:20; Jer 31:3)

3. The specific way that Jesus asks you to love Him in return is to spend one quiet hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
"Where your treasure is, there is your heart...." "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" (Mt 6:21; 26:40)

4. When you look upon the Sacred Host, you look upon Jesus, the Son of God.
"Indeed, this is the will of My Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day." (Jn 6:40)

5. Each moment that you spend in His Eucharistic Presence will increase His Divine Life within you and deepen your personal relationship and friendship with Him.
"I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly." "I am the Vine and you are the branches. Whoever remains in Me and I in Him shall bear much fruit because without Me, you can do nothing." (Jn 15:5)

6. Each hour you spend with Jesus will deepen His Divine Peace in your heart.
"Come to Me all of you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you..." "Cast all of you anxieties upon the One who cares for you..." "My Peace is My Gift to you." (Mt 11:28; 5:7; Jn 14:17)

7. Jesus will give you all the Graces you need to be happy!
"The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them. He will lead them to the springs of life-giving water." (Rev 7:17)

8. Jesus is infinitely deserving of our unceasing thanksgiving and adoration for all He has done for our salvation.
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive honor, glory and praise." (Rev. 5:12)

9. For Peace in our country!
"When My people humble themselves and seek My Presence... I will revive their land." (2Chr 7:14)

10. Each hour you spend with Jesus on earth will leave your soul everlastingly more beautiful and glorious in heaven!
"They who humble themselves shall be exalted...." "All of us, gazing on the Lord’s glory with unveiled faces, are being transformed from glory to glory into His very image." (Lk 18:14; 2Cor 3:18)

11. Jesus will bless you, your family and the whole world for this hour of faith you spend with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
"Blessed are they who do not see and yet believe..." "Faith can move mountains..." " What is needed is trust... " "Behold I come to make all things new." (Jn 20:29; Mk 11:23; Mk 5:36; Rev 21:5)

12. Each moment you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament brings joy, pleasure, and delight to His Sacred Heart!
"My joy, My pleasure, My delight is to be with you." (Prov 8:31)

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Thanks Sue!