Saturday, November 01, 2008

Solemnity of All Saints

All Saints
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy
Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints

Picture source Michael Journal

Friday, October 31, 2008

On Hell

Vision of Hell Dali
Vision of Hell - Salvador Dali

Check out Sue's post "There Sure as Hell is"

Born-alive abortion movie stuns viewers

Born-alive abortion movie stuns viewers

22 Weeks the Movie

Demand it. BTW, only 3 people in Hawaii have demanded this movie so far.

Happy All Hallow's Eve!


Franciscan U at Steubenville Students Welcome McCain

Inside Catholic Article

Fine Art Friday Extra - What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.

People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

H/T Musings of a Lady in Waiting

New Campaign Button and Who are the New Barbarians?

Catholic Vote
Thanks to Marie for creating that button. Please read her article Pro Choice, Catholic? The New Barbarians


Miss America 2001 and Hawaii's Own Speaks Out for the Unborn

Angela Baraquio
Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001 and Miss Hawaii 2000, is urging Americans to end the reign of Roe v. Wade in her recently released video at JustOneJudge. Baraquio urges people to vote pro-life on November 4th, highlighting in particular the far-reaching effects of the Supreme Court nominations that will be made by the next president and confirmed by US senators.

Miss America 2001 Angela Baraquio Urges Americans to 'End the Reign' of Roe v. Wade on November 4th

Terrorists Bomb Opus Dei Run University

Terrorists Bomb Catholic University in Spain

H/T Fr. Philip

Message from Operation Rescue

Video Message can be found here

Fine Art Friday - Baby Jesus

Blessed Mother With Baby Jesus and Baby John the Baptist
Madonna con Gesù Bambino e San Giovannino - Luca Cambiaso

Baby Jesus
Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus' Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart of Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus and Saint Gerard
Baby Jesus, Our Lady and Saint Gerard

Baby Jesus Carrying Cross
Gesu Bambino Carrying His Cross Holy Card

Gesu Bambino
Gesu Bambino

Gesu Bambino Holy Card
Gesu Bambino Antique Holy card

Benvenuto Tisi-Garofalo Baby Jesus Sleeping
Baby Jesus Sleeping - Benvenuto Tisi-Garofalo

Since we are at the end of Respect Life Month, we are highlighting the most beautiful baby in the world, Baby Jesus. Most of these pictures are from holy cards or Italian websites. I don't know who the artists are but I did not want that to stop me from sharing these images with you.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Justice Ginsburg Admits Roe Went Too Far

Justice Ginsburg Admits Roe Went Too Far


No, babies are blessings from God!

H/T Thoughts of a Regular Guy

Song for Karol

Very touching tribute to Pope John Paul II by Mark Mallett.

God Tube

Shared by Barb.

God Given Thorns

Crown of Thorns

Shared by Sue
Strange gift indeed – a thorn to prick,
To pierce unto the very quick,
To cause perpetual sense of pain;
Strange gift! And yet, was given for gain.

Unwelcome, but it came to stay;
Nor could it e’en be prayed away.
It came to fill its God-planned place –
A life-enriching means of grace.

O much-tried soul, with fainting heart,
The thorn with its abiding smart,
With al its wearing, ceaseless pain,
Can be the means of priceless gain.

And so whate’er thy thorn may be,
From God accept it willingly;
But recon Christ, His life, His power,
To keep thee in the trying hour.

And sure – thy life will richer grow;
His grace sufficient will bestow;
And in heaven’s morn thy joy will be
That by this thorn He strengthened thee.

Abortion and Politics...and Voting

H/T to Kathy

Kathy also suggests that we bring our holy water and blessed salt to the voting booth. Excellent idea! I wish I could do that but we've already voted. Read it here

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Patriotic Rosary


Patriotic Rosary

Shared by Sue

Why Catholic and Other Christian Pro-Lifers Vote For Obama

Baby Feet
Ten Reasons Submitted For This Incredible "Disconnect"

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

Choose Life!

Thanks Joey!

Eleventh Hour Alert from Fr. John Corapi

Fr. Corapi
Eleventh Hour Alert Videos can be found here Please listen and share with others.

"...The Right to Life...No Other Issue Takes Precedence over that..." - Fr. John Corapi

As Father Corapi calls us to do ask those who claim a right to choose... "A right to choose what???"

"A single abortion is homocide". We are now guilty of genocide since Roe v Wade.

Shared by Sue

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New AMP News - Can a Catholic Vote for a Pro-Abortion Candidate?

New YouTube News format from Thomas Peters the American Papist.

Will the US Bishops' "Faithful Citizenship" Document Win the Catholic Vote For Obama?

Child Not Choice

LifeSiteNews Article
Gives Catholics the escape clauses needed to vote for a pro-abortion candidate in "good conscience"

Keep in mind though, no matter how the document is written or expressed, if you are a Catholic you know that is is morally wrong to vote for a pro-abortion candidate. And, the main candidate in the presidential race has the worse record of any other candidate when it comes to life issues.

A Courage Testimony

Given one of our fellow Catholic bloggers Woodrow, this past weekend:

The Realities of Same-Sex Atraction

Monday, October 27, 2008

Consider Young Mother

Unborn Baby

Consider, young mother,before it's too late,
You've only a little while longer to wait
Till your beautiful baby will come into view
In the Image of God and the image of you...

There are those who would lay down their own lives for you,
Who would lay down their lives for your little one, too,
would you shutter your heart to your own baby's fate?
Consider, young mother, before it's too late!

Think,ere that life from your body is torn,
Your baby, like you , has a right to be born,
There's naught for you here in this chamber of death
But the cruel suffocation of God's Holy Breath
Of one who is growing in your vibrant womb,
---Don't let the abortionist make it a tomb!

Your body is youthful and throbbing with life,
And now bears another whose right to that life
Is sacred as yours--do not let it die,
Give ear to Love's whisper: "Fear not, it is I!"

Would you shutter your conscience to that baby's fate?
Consider, young mother,before it's too late!
Be guided by Him in His heaven above you,
Choose life and that Infant forever will love you!

~by Chief Edward J. Allen, Jr. 1/22/86~

Shared by Sue

Gianna's New Ad Response

Obama's birth certificate sealed by Governor Lingle

Obama's birth certificate sealed by Hawaii governor

Well, that's it....or is it?

UPDATE: Case Claiming Obama Ineligible for Presidency Appealed to Supreme Court

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just For a Minute

Jesus and Mary
Picture source from a lovely new site I've recently discovered Holy Reflections

I remember when I was only four,
Mother would bring me round to the store.
And just outside of the church she'd stand,
And "Come in," she'd say, reaching down
for my hand,
"Just for a minute."

And then when I started going to school,
She'd bring me down every day as a rule,
But first the steps to the church we'd climb,
And she'd say, "We'll go in -- you've always
got time,
Just for a minute".

Then I got real big, I mean seven years old,
And I went by myself but was always told:
"When you're passing the church, don't forget
to call
And tell our Lord about lessons and all,
Just for a minute".

And now it's sort of a habit I've got,
In the evening coming home from Casey's lot,
Though it takes me out of my way a bit,
To slip into church with my bat and mitt,
Just for a minute.

But sometimes I see the other fellow
Standing around, and I just go yellow.
I pass by the door but a Voice form within
Seems to say, real sad, "So you wouldn't
come in
Just for a minute?"

There are things inside of me, bad and good,
That nobody knows and nobody could,
Excepting our Lord -- and I like Him to
And He helps when in for a visit I go,
Just for a minute.

He finds it lonesome when nobody comes
(There are hours upon hours when nobody comes),
And He's pleased when anyone passing by
Stops in (though it's only a little guy)
Just for a minute.

I know what happens when people die,
But I won't be scared, and I'll tell you why:
When our Lord is judging my soul, I feel
He'll remember the times I went in to kneel
Just for a minute.

Imprimatur: +Richard Cardinal Cushing
Archbishop of Boston
St. Anthony Guild, Paterson, NJ

From an old holy card I found in my old prayer book.