Does Our Lady Love
Richard Salbato 9-16-2008
I am not sure God, and therefore Our Lady, supports any government. Perhaps, however, when we look at history we will see that God does support Nations that treat His people and His Church well, in peace and security.
In fact, in support of governments that treat His people well God has supported wars and even the overthrow of governments.
When the pro-Catholic Emperor of Rome, Constantine, went to
war to unify
Years later the Moslems overran the
When the Moors overran
When Christians could not compete with the Moors in
When the Spanish in
When the Moslems were about to make a final attack on Europe
with the largest marine fleet in history, Don Juan, took images of Our Lady
of Guadalupe and put them on each of his ships. He had his sailors pray the
rosary before the battle. Outnumbered
100 to 1, he defeated the Moslems in what would be the final battle to save
When England invaded the Catholic
Nation of France, Our Lady sent Joan of Ark into war to free
When the Philippine people, led by Cardinal Sin, challenged the dictator of many years, they prayed the rosary everyday for months and overthrew the oppressive corrupt government and became a Democracy.
When the Pope and the bishops of the world consecrated the
world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, communism was defeated in
As you can see by the above (and this does not include the bible wars) Our Lord and Lady does come to the aid of countries and sometimes uses war to protect them.
What then about
What then have Catholics in
As I said in my last Newsletter, it was a Catholic Bishop who first fought against and integrated blacks in whites in his schools.
When the first official Diocese of the Catholic Church in
On May 16, 1920 the same day that Pope Benedict XV
canonized the "Maid of Orleans," Joan of Arc, at St. Peter's in
Vatican City, Archbishop Giovanni Vincenzo Bonzano blessed the site
designated for the National Shrine to the Immaculate Conception and in the same
ceremony where he consecrated America to the Immaculate Conception, he blessed
a statue of Joan of Arc, celebrating simultaneously with solemn ecclesiastical
ceremonies at Rome the official canonization of the Maid of Orleans. That makes
Our Lady indicated that She was pleased with the
Our Lady went on to say that She wanted from American their purity of heart and support
of family life. She promised to not only
What then are we doing to make
However, I follow up with this article because there are now some new bishops and new priests who are doing wonderful, courageous, moral and manly things. But just in case I get emails saying that I was to hard on bishops, I remind you of the moral law of slander.
Throughout the history of the Church, great saint and Popes have had to publicly reprimand Christians because they were harming the faith and morals of the people. When people publicly cause people to loose, doubt or change true faith, we must defend faith. When people publicly cause people to change of doubt the moral law, we must publicly defend morals. When souls are at risk, we must not remain silent.
Most recently I had a chance to read a letter by a bishop, who publicly slandered three woman and threatened one man. Since I happen to know this entire situation much better than this bishop, I want to say that he violated Bible Law, Canon Law, moral Law and the law of love.
He violated Bible Law, because in Matthew 18:15-18 commands us to follow the three steps of 1. talking first to the people we think have offended us or someone else. 2. Then open this talk with a group of elders. 3. Then take it to the Church for the Canonical Reprimand, which is well spelled out in law. However, this bishop slandered these three woman without having ever met them face to face and without ever have asked there side of the story. He then did not even wait for a response but published this letter on the internet, having never had any personal knowledge of the situation, having no legal jurisdiction, and no justification for this.
I know why it was done, because he was supporting people who were wealthy and heavy contributors to his favorite causes, whereas the women involved were helpless and poor. I will leave this at that for now, but this bishop has not heard the last from me. When I finish the investigation I am doing, he will publicly apologize for this sin against love and Church law.
We are at the crossroads right now
I believe we
are in the last days of making this God’s country or Satan’s country. Because of Roe vs. Wade, One Trillion,
1,000,000,000 innocent babies have been killed throughout the world, and this
But lest you think other issues are more important or equal in importance, I say that you are just not educated in the issues as you should be. I wanted to say stupid but I am trying to be nice. Let us start with a very well educated black man who knows the history of Democrats and Republicans.
Democrats or Republicans
Do you know that Democrats opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution — abolishing slavery, granting citizenship rights to newly freed slaves, and guaranteeing the right to vote to blacks, respectively?
Do you know that most of the politicians who stood for segregation were Southern Democrats? Do you know that the Ku Klux Klan was founded by Democrats, one of whose goals was to stop the spread of the Republican Party? Do you know that, as a percentage of the party, more Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
Do you know that inner-city parents want vouchers — the right to determine where their children go to school? Do you know most Democrats, including Barack Obama, oppose this? Republicans, for the most part, support vouchers. Where vouchers have been tried, kids appear to perform better, with higher parental satisfaction. You tell me, how many things are more important than a child's education?
Do you know that 36 percent of babies aborted are black, while blacks make up 17 percent of live births? Do you know that polls show blacks are more pro-life than are whites? Yet the Democratic Party — to which over 90 percent of blacks belong — is the party of Roe v. Wade, requiring states to legalize abortion on demand.
Do you know that Margaret Sanger, the founder of the organization that became Planned Parenthood, believed that poor blacks were inferior and that aborting their babies made our society better? Look it up.
Do you know that blacks stand to benefit more than whites through Social Security privatization, a position opposed by Obama but supported by McCain? Are you even familiar with the issue and what a powerful income-generating vehicle it would be for blacks? If not, take a look at the research done by the libertarian think tank Cato Institute and the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.
Porous borders enable illegal aliens to enter our country and threaten the jobs and lower the wages of Americans, many of whom are unskilled people of color. Which party is more determined to deal with this — Republicans or Democrats? Obama called the foes of the House anti-illegal immigration bill "ugly and racist." I did not support the bill, but vehemently object to characterizing those who did as "ugly and racist."
You speak of policies that have "proven not to work." What about the "war on poverty" that began in the '60s, the policies that Obama and his party want to continue and expand? Do you know that today 70 percent of black children and over 50 percent of Hispanics are born outside of wedlock? The welfare state — which Democrats want to expand — has played a huge role in discouraging marriage and destabilizing families.
Speaking of helping the "underprivileged," I'd suggest you read a book called "Who Really Cares," by Arthur C. Brooks. A non-Republican professor raised by Democrats, he examined the charitable spending habits of Democrats and Republicans. The results surprised him. Brooks found that Republicans give far more of their money and time for charitable purposes than do Democrats. And the giving is not confined to their churches or other houses of worship. This, by the way, has nothing to do with income. Poor Republicans give more than poor Democrats.
Compassion is not about making people dependent on government. Compassion is about encouraging personal responsibility, and getting people to understand that life is about making choices. Poverty does not cause crime. Crime causes poverty. Poverty does not cause a child to have a child. A child having a child causes poverty. Finishing high school is a choice. Not joining a gang is a choice. Not having a child until you have the maturity and the means to raise that child is a choice.
Larry Elder is a syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author. His latest book, "Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card — and Lose," is available now. To find out more about Larry Elder, visit his Web page at www.LarryElder.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
Obama reminds me of a turtle on a pole. We know he could not get up there himself. We don’t know who put him there. We know someone powerful had to do it and he cannot get down without that powerful persons help.
History of Unforeseen Consequences
Remember how suppressed workers were before unions came along? The unions leveled the playing field. Unfortunately, over a long period of time the pendulum swung too far. Slowly, businesses and factories closed and jobs left the country. We were comfortable and didn't see the change coming. We blamed everyone except ourselves for what happened. We weren't alert to how slow things change over time.
World War II, and the Korean War, demonstrated how powerful a united nation could be. Our nation, and our families, were united. The father was the head of the family and the President was the head of the nation. Both were highly respected. We were content and happy.
good at fighting a hot war but we were unprepared to fight a cold war with the
communists in the 50's. They knew they couldn't change us but they didn't
philosophy was to wait it out and capture the minds of our children. They loaded our colleges with many of their professors and waited. It didn't take long to see the results.
60''s ushered in the radicals, drug culture, student protesters, and the
Vietnam War. The
aim of the cold war was to divide and conquer. They divided our families and the nation. The secret to defeating a polite and respectful people is to scream. The louder and longer you scream the better your chance of winning. Radicals are masters at this form of attack. They know if you constantly scream and repeat a lie it will eventually become the truth.
The Reverend King, who was raised in the old school, peacefully changed the race issue and united the people. When he died the new breed of leaders like the Jesse Jackson's, Lewis Farakon's, Al Sharpton's, and Rev. Wright's put a lid on his efforts and turned racism into a money making machine.
Corporations were green-mailed by threats of protests, product boycotts, or endless lawsuits. Every issue, large or small, became a race issue. The public recoiled in fear of being called a racist. Their voices were silenced because one word could cost you a career, get you fired, or get you sued.
politicians buckled under to the pressure. The
divided our nation into two separate
This election year could be the turning point in our history because the frog theory has come into play. It's time to step back and look at how the country has slowly changed since the cold war started. Don't get caught up in all the hype.
McGovern was the first Presidential candidate to test the waters with college
two was to infiltrate all the information vehicles such as radio, newspapers,
magazines, TV and movies. They were quite successful at that. Jimmy Carter was the first President to
demonstrate the leadership skills of the far left. Weak military, high taxes, runaway inflation, 19% mortgage rates, and
plain incompetence ended his career in
benefit of the Carter years is that they were followed by the Reagan
years. The nation got a clear look at the difference between a weak nation
and a strong nation. Every student
should know this difference. When Ronald Reagan took over the hostages
were quickly released, taxes were lowered, inflation dropped, mortgage rates
dropped, and the military was strengthened.
end of his term the left had captured a large share of the media and it flexed
its muscle in
2000. The hate Bush campaign got off to a roaring start. The brainwashing theory of repeating the same story over and over again was launched.
were endless stories about our evil nation and its
President. Top-secret plans were leaked to the press and printed for the
entire world to see.
They now have the perfect candidate because they can squash criticism by playing the race card. If you don't like Obama, or criticize him, you are a racist. They can hide his inexperience and background by turning him into a rock star and singing change and hope. They don't tell us what kind of change, or how it will be done, only that you should hope for the best. By keeping the hype going they don't have to put anything of substance on the table.
The only thing we really know about Obama is that his wife has never been proud to be an American. They want us to believe that his liberal college professors, Rev. Pfleger, his ties to radicals Bill Ayer and Lewis Farakon, and listening to the Rev. Wright's hate talks for 20 years, had no influence on his thinking. If they didn't, then who did? He wasn't in business and didn't see fit to serve his country. These people launched his political career and their organizations received earmarks in return for their campaign donations and political help. They must have had some influence. Rev. Wright's church received over $15 million. That's only one small local church. Think on a national scale.
change being promoted is a change back to the Carter years. It started in
2006 when the lawyer party took over. There have been endless lawsuits
and investigations in retaliation for the
Returning to the Carter years of high taxes, high inflation, and a weak military is not the change we are looking for. We cannot cower to a bunch of crazies whose only goal in life is to kill us.
sage's (over 50) will have to play a big role in this election. The young
people simply don't know what the aged know. The advantage of aging is
the knowledge you accumulated. You know what
a strong and a weak nation; and you know what it takes to keep it strong. You know history because you have lived it.
Although the old guard is dying off, and getting too tired to fight, they have to muster one more charge. If they don't, our children, and grandchildren, will never know the joy and freedom that is the bedrock of our country. The heat is slowly being turned up and the water is getting hot. The old frogs better start jumping before it's too late.
Is this the reason the Church has the problems it is facing today!!!!
Is 4000 dead in the war more important than a Trillion babies Killed?
by: James Cash, Brigadier General, USAF, Retired
I wrote recently
about the war in
current battle we are engaged in is much bigger than just
There are eight
terror-sponsoring countries that make up the grand threat to the West.
That answer is simple. They both will support who they think will hang in there until the end, and win.
We are not sending very good signals in that direction right now, thanks to the Democrats.
The other six,
In 1989 I served as
a Command Director inside the
At that time, they were preoccupied with their internal problems and could care less about toppling the west. Oil prices were fairly stable and we could not see an immediate threat.
Well, the worst part
of what we have done as a nation in
They have turned
their attention to the only other threat to their dominance, they are convinced
they will win, because the
Do you have any idea
what will happen if the entire Middle East turns their support to
Yes, it is about oil. The economy in this country will totally die if that
One way or another,
I urge you to read
the book "END GAME" by two of our best
On the other hand, we have several very angry retired generals today, who evidently have not achieved their lofty goals, and insist on ranting and raving about the war. They are wrong, and doing the country great harm by giving a certain political party reason to use them as experts to back their anti-war claims.
You may be one of those who believe nothing could ever be terrible enough to support our going to war. If that is the case I should stop here, as that level of thinking approaches mental disability in this day and age. It is right up there with alien abductions and high altitude seeding through government aircraft contrails. I helped produced those contrails for almost 30 years, and I can assure you we were not seeding the atmosphere. The human race is a war-like population, and if a country is not willing to protect itself, it deserves the consequences.
'Enough - said!'
Now, my last comments will get to the nerve. They will be on politics.
I am not a Republican. And, George Bush has made enough mistakes as President to insure my feelings about that for the rest of my life. However, the Democratic Party has moved so far left, they have made me support those farther to the right.
I am a conservative
who totally supports the Constitution of this country. The only difference
This Republic (note I did not say Democracy) is the longest standing the world has ever known, but it is vulnerable. It would take so little to change it through economic upheaval. There was a time when politicians could disagree, but still work together. We are past that time, and that is the initial step toward the downfall of our form of government.
I think that many
view Bush-hating as payback time. The Republicans hated the
So, both parties are putting their hate toward willingness to do anything for political dominance to include lying and always taking the opposite stand just for the sake of being opposed. JUST HOW GOOD IS THAT FOR OUR COUNTRY?
In my lifetime, after serving in uniform for President's Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan , and Bush I have a pretty good feel for which party supported our military, and what military life was like under each of their terms. And, let me assure you that times were best under the Republicans.
Service under Jimmy Carter was devastating for all branches of the military. And, Ronald Regan was truly a salvation.
You can choose to listen to enriched newscasters, and foolish people like John Murtha (he is no war hero), Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Michael Moore, Jane Fonda, Harry Reid, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and on-and-on to include the true fools in Hollywood if you like. If you do, your conclusions will be totally wrong.
The reason that I write, appear on radio talk shows, and do everything I can to denounce those people is simple. THEY ARE PUTTING THEIR THIRST FOR POLITICAL POWER AND QUEST FOR VICTORY IN 2008 ABOVE WHAT IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY. I cannot abide that.
defied the Logan Act by going to
Jane Fonda did more to prolong the Vietnam War than any other human being (as acknowledged by Ho Chi Minh in his writing before he died). She truly should have been indicted for treason, along with her radical husband, Tom Hayden, and forced to pay the consequences.
This country has started to soften by not enforcing its laws, which is another indication of a Republic about to fall.
All Democrats, along
with the Hollywood elite, are sending us headlong into a total defeat in the
Middle East, which will finally give
However, if we refuse to let this happen and really get serious about an energy self-sufficiency program, this can be avoided. I am afraid, however, that we are going in the opposite direction.
If we elect Hillary Clinton and a Democrat controlled congress, and they carry through with allowing Iran to take control of the Middle East, continue to refuse development of nuclear energy, refuse to allow drilling for new oil, and continue to do nothing but oppose everything Bush, it will be over in terms of what we view as the good life in the USA.
Now, do I think that all who do not support the war are un-American--- of course not. They just do not understand the importance of total victory in that region.
Another failure of George Bush is his inability to explain to the American people why we are there, and why we MUST win.
By the way, it is not a war. The war was won four years ago. It is martial law that is under attack by Iranian and Syrian outside influences, and there is a difference.
So, what do I
believe? What is the bottom line? I will simply say that the Democratic Party
has fielded the foulest, power hungry, anti-country, self absorbed group of
individuals that I have observed in my lifetime. Our educational system is
partially to blame for allowing the mass of
A President must communicate with the people. And, I would tell you that Desert Storm spoiled the people. Bush Senior's 100-hour war convinced the people that technology has progressed to the point that wars could be fought with no casualties and won in very short periods of time.
I remember feeling
at the time, that this was a tragedy for the
Jimmy L. Cash,
Brigadier General, USAF, Retired
"I'll tell you what
war is all about; you've got to kill people, and when you've killed enough they
-- General Curtis LeMay
You can verify the article at this web site. http://oregonmag.com/GenCashIran1207.html
If you think Guns Kill more people than Abortion.
From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down
Under. It has now been 12 months since
gun owners in
first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent, Australia-wide,
assaults are up 9.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent
(yes, 44 percent)! In the state of
Hate President Bush more than Abortions?
Four years ago the election was very
close and after the Florida Primary no one knew who had won the election. The
outcome went to the Supreme Court for a final outcome. While the world and President Bush waited for
the ruling of the courts, Jeb Bush and his wife
The Supreme Court finally ruled on the outcome of the elections. They announced that President Bush had won. This ruling was on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the feast of the Immaculate Conception. A few months later we were attacked on 9-11 and I thank Our Lady that we had the right man at the right time for this crisis.