Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

PETA Calls On Pope Benedict XVI to Protect the Environment by Veganizing the Vatican


This is the only picture of the Pope eating I could find.
http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=14049
PETA's letter to Pope Benedict XVI follows.
December 21, 2009

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVIApostolic Palace Vatican City
Most Holy Father,
On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our more than 2 million members and supporters worldwide, we applaud your strong exhortations for environmental protection, and we urge you to consider the fact that the most effective action an individual can take to fight climate change is to go vegan (which means not consuming poultry, fish, meat, eggs or dairy products).
In light of the overwhelming scientific evidence showing that human consumption of animal products is degrading the environment, we urge you to go vegan and only serve vegan meals in Vatican City and at all Papal events.
As you may know, in the groundbreaking 408-page report, Livestock's Long Shadow, UN scientists concluded that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, ships, SUVs and planes in the world combined. The report also points out that the meat industry is "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global". A 2009 report by long-time World Bank agricultural scientists contended that the total greenhouse-gas emissions of animal agriculture are far higher than the UN reported. According to these scientists, raising animals for food constitutes a majority - 51 per cent - of global greenhouse-gas emissions. The official handbook for the global Live Earth concerts, which Al Gore helped organise, states that not eating meat is the "single most effective thing you can do" to reduce your climate change impact.
Of course, a global shift toward plant-based diets would also have major benefits for humans - vegans have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters do, and tens of billions of animals would be spared the horrors of being intensively confined on filthy factory farms, mutilated without any pain relief, and slaughtered while still conscious.
Going vegan and serving only vegan meals at the Vatican would help ensure a bright future for all. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss this further. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

Bruce Friedrich Vice President

The Magnificat

My soul magnifies the Lord,And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.He has shown strength with His arm:He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.He has put down the mighty from their thrones,and exalted those of low degree.He has filled the hungry with good things;and the rich He has sent empty away.He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His posterity forever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Monday, December 21, 2009

Papal Tiaras

Palatine Tiara
Napoleon Tiara




Belgian Tiara



Cool Pictures of Pope Benedict XVI





What the heck?!

What the heck is that in her hand ? A waffle? A Pancake? Who knows!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Some Virgen De Guadalupe videos.








In this video the people are singing to Our Lady of Guadalupe "Las Mañanitas" ;a traditional Mexican birthday song. During the night of December 11 famous singers from Mexico come to the basilica and sing songs related to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Viva La Virgen De Guadalupe!



We will be celebrating her feast by going to church today at 10:30 pm and singing to her until 12:00 am. Tomorrow matachines ( dancers dressed in traditonal indian dress ) will dance in honor of the Holy Virgin, followed by a procession, and last we will celebrate the Holy Mass. Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sad Video

Lets look what happened in Serbia during 1995

Even if I'm not Orthodox this saddens me. Am I the only one disturbed?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Advent layout

I changed my layout for Advent.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gadhimai festival

Lord have mercy on them! May Our Lord destroy this false god.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/animal-activists-protest-sacrifice-festival/story-e6frezhr-1225790154657

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Italians Outraged As European Court Rules Against Crucifixes in the Classroom

http://www.abcnews.go.com/WN/european-court-rules-crosses/Story?id=9013093&page=2

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Women Bishops"

Even back them some liked to play dress up...

Izabela Wiłucka-Kowalska "Bishop" of the " Mariavite Church".

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bishop

Went to mass yesterday, the Bishop was there and I carried his mitre.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Holy Ghost Orchid




The national flower of Panama. As you can see by the pictures it looks like it has a dove in the middle!

Extreme Makeover: Altar Edition

Monday, August 10, 2009

Boycott List

http://www.fightpp.org/show.cfm?page=regional_intro
This is a list of all companies that fund Planned Parenthood, they ar elisted by state.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyCCd8MCcZY
It makes me sad that people prefer to follow an ancient calendar than God. Notice the Catholic imagery.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Please pray for Pope Benedict XVI

On Friday His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI broke his wrist. He was operated for about 20 minutes and is expected to be fine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Relic

I just got a second class relic of St. Therese of the Holy Face.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Things that make me mad

Women who like to think they are "priests*". What makes me more angry is that some bishops are so stubborn that they ordain these women, and still claim to call themselves loyal to His Holiness!These women also wear some very ugly vestments.Thier stoles look like regular pieces of fabric! I can find alot of liturgical abuses going on in thier "mass".
http://www.romancatholicwomenpriests.org/

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for Braden

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, make intercession for the holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities,and since thou art the ever Virgin Maryand Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Sonthe grace of keeping our faith,sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Funeral

Rest In Peace
Tio Pato
On Thursday we are going to bring him to my uncle house where he lived. We are going ot have him there the entire night Deacon Manny from Saint Marys is going to come and help us in these hard times. On Friday his body is going to be taken to Mexico.They will hold his burial on the land of my fathers. The land where my uncles,aunts,cousins, and grandparents are buried. I hope that the Lord may have mercy on him.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Uncle

My uncle recently died , he was a man who loved God and tried to go to church. The problem was he liked to drink alot.Here is the article. Please pray for him so that God can have mercy on him.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The House is falling

We have an aluminum roof like this over our cars. Justt a couple of seconds ago half of the roof fell of and landed on the street. We were all fraked out my me my mom and my cousins who are here!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

SCHOOLS OUT!

Thanks be to God.
P.S.
My 101 post!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Popular Miami Catholic priest joins Episcopal Church

Father Alberto Cutie, the Miami priest suspended from his parish and Catholic radio posts after photos of him with a woman were released by a tabloid magazine, joined the Episcopal Church May 28 at a ceremony at Miami's Trinity Cathedral.

Father Alberto Cutie "I have decided to become part of a new spiritual family within the umbrella of Christianity," he said in a statement. "As I have been saying and writing for years through my work in communications, instead of focusing on our differences, let's work together so that all may come to believe in a loving and good God, even in the midst of this changing world."A statement from the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida said he would pursue becoming a priest in that church but it was not clear how long the process would take.The Cuban-American priest, said during a May 11 interview on CBS' "The Early Show" that he has had a two-year romantic relationship with the unnamed woman shown in the photos published May 5 in the Spanish-language magazine TVNotas.Father Cutie, dubbed "Father Oprah" because of the advice he gave to couples on Spanish-language radio and television, had been administrator of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Miami Beach and general director and president of Pax Catholic Communications.In his statement, published in English and Spanish on his Web site, www.padrealberto.net, the priest asked people to respect his privacy and the privacy of his loved ones after his new decision."There have been lies, innuendos, rumors and even hurtful actions by those seeking to profit from my life and struggles in this time of transition. I respectfully ask that all these things stop now," he said.He also said he would be "continuing the call to spread the message of God's love and the vocation God gave me to priestly service."Father Cutie stressed that his decision to join the Episcopal Church did not just begin a few weeks ago."I have searched my soul and sought after God's guidance for a long time. I have also spoken to friends in and outside the Episcopal Church about their service to God and the many similarities that exist among the various branches of Christianity, which profess the Catholic faith," he explained.He emphasized that his own personal struggle "should in no way tarnish the commitment of so many brother priests who are celibate and faithful to their promise. I will always love and hold dear the Roman Catholic Church and all its members who are committed to their faith and have enriched my life."The Associated Press said the Father Cutie was expected to announce that he will marry his girlfriend; the Episcopal Church allows its priest to marry.The priest said he was "humbled by the support of so many people throughout the world and in our own community" and especially thankful for the unconditional love and support of friends and family.Father Cutie, whose name is pronounced koo-tee-AY, was born in Puerto Rico to Cuban parents and grew up in Miami. He was ordained in 1995; four years later he developed an international following with his television show, "Padre Alberto," which was first broadcast on Telemundo.He has appeared on Spanish-language radio programs, including the Miami archdiocesan radio station Radio Paz. The priest has also written newspaper advice columns and the 2006 self-help book, "Real Life, Real Love: 7 Paths to a Strong, Lasting Relationship."

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pope encourages young Catholics to use Internet

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hux1AJECDOq8ITPkdeJvetoRUoWwD989UQ8G0

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Obama

We had Obama visit Arizona today...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hello

I haven't been posting beacuse I don't have internet right now. I'm at my uncles house.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Santa Muerte



New Saints

Caterina Volpicelli
Gertrude Comensoli
Nuño de Santa Maria Alvares
Bernardo Tolomei
Arcangelo Tadini

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Our Lady in the eyes of Asians.

Our Lady of Lavang
Our Lady of China
Our Lady of Japan



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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Rosary


Today while praying the Rosary when I heard a knock on the door. I went to it but no one was there. The devil I said is trying to distract me from prayer.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Icons

Does anybody keep Icons at home ?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Layout

Who likes my new layout?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Vigil

My 8 year old brother is going to be baptized,confirmed and recive Communion oday.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Grotto of the Redemption

The Grotto of the Redemption is a religious monument located in West Bend, Iowa, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. A conglomeration of nine grottos depicting scenes in life of Jesus, the Grotto contains a large collection of minerals and petrifications and is believed to be the largest grotto in the world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Worm

There is going to be a dangerous worm on the internet tomorrow so stay alert.

Religion on Mexican Soap Operas

In American TV shows religion is probably never mentioned, however Mexican soap operas which are showed in Univision mention religion especially Catholicism quite often. I was watching Cuidado con el Angel with my mom the other day. At the end of the show the main characters daughter is sad because her mom is blind so she and her grandma pray the Hail Mary. This would never happen in ABC or FOX. I included the video just skip ahead to 3:50 and watch.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Missing Italian statue found in N.C. home

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29813624/
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A 350-year-old statue of a saint and former pope, taken from an Italian church nearly two decades ago, has been found in the home of a North Carolina couple who had no idea it was stolen, authorities said.
The intricately carved bust of St. Innocent will be returned to the church in Naples, Italy, U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement agents said.
The statue was one of 17 similar busts and two oil paintings taken from the church in November 1990. Authorities told The Charlotte Observer the trail went cold until two years ago, when officials in Rome let federal agents know an Italian citizen sold a similar statue to an antiques dealer from GreeThe statue sold in Charlotte was bought by the same dealer at an antiques fair in France, said Neal Johnson, the Charlotte dealer who bought the statue from the same Greensboro dealer and sold it to the couple.
"I've never heard of this happening anywhere other than some big-time story in New York," Johnson said. "You don't always know the lineage of pieces you buy."
The wood and painted gold statue was made by 17th-century Franciscan artist Diego da Careri and was part of a set of busts displayed at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli alle Croci.
It has lost much of its value since it was stolen. The head is gone, part of the cross the saint carried is missing and much of the paint has deteriorated.
Agents continue to investigate the original heist. The Americans involved have not been charged, ICE spokesman Brandon Montgomery said.
"A lot of times, what happens is the person who is knowingly stealing something puts it in the black market," Montgomery said. "It can go through three or four hands before it gets to the first legitimate buyer, so to speak."
St. Innocent was born in Albano, Italy, and became pope in December 401. He was the pope nine years later when the Visigoths captured and sacked Rome.nsboro.

President Obama to deliver Notre Dame’s Commencement address

Such an outrage. How can a Catholic university invite a pro choice president to give a speech to her gratuation class.

Icon of the week


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Google Search

Did a search on Saint Patricks day on google . Clicked images and started looking for at least one image of Saint Patrick.

Not in page 10.

Finally on page 20 where a group of men are carrying a banner showing Saint Patrick.

Pope Benedict visit to Cameroon





Here are some pictures of the Pope's arrival in Cameroon. I was lucky to watch it online.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Dancing Saints

St. Gregory of Nyssa an Episcopalian (I think) church in San Francisco is decorated in a very unusual way. They have what they call icons of "saints" dancing.

Depicted here are Cesar Chavez, Anne Frank, Su Shi, Ella Fitzgerald, Bishop Samuel Schereschewski, John XXIII and Florence Nightingale. Anne Frank and Su Shi weren't even Christian. Pope John XXIII and the Anglican BIshop Samuel are the only ones having to do with religion.

What should science trump?



By Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted March 10, 2009 The Catholic Sun
On Monday, March 9, President Obama signed an executive order that provides federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. This means that American taxpayers will now be paying for the killing of human beings at a very early stage in their lives (as embryos), so that scientific research can make use of them for experiments that may or may not yield positive results.
We U.S. taxpayers will now be forced to pay, whether we wish to or not, for the killing of our youngest brothers and sisters on the dubious hypothesis that their murders might, in the future, benefit others. Why did President Obama make this decision?
Should science trump ideology?
Our president’s rationale is that science should trump ideology. In other words, that ideology should not have the upper hand in making decisions about who pays for research; science should. We Americans, he says, should trust scientists more than we trust ideologues. But who is our president calling ideologues? Those whom he is calling “ideologues” include the following:
Pope Benedict XVI and all faithful Catholics around the world;
People of faith from all major religions who believe that human life, especially at its most innocent and vulnerable stage, needs to be protected, not killed for the sake of older human beings; and
All people of good will who oppose the killing of one group of human beings in order to benefit another group.
“Science should trump ideology” is a code phrase that means science should trump the Fifth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” It is contending that science should trump the right to life of a certain class of human beings, those who are at the embryonic stage of life. Science, according to our president, does not need to be at the service of the human person or subject to morality. How is this position not influenced by an ideology, which is the very thing our president claims he is seeking to avoid? Is this good for America? Is this what we Americans want our taxes to be used for?
Politics over science and ethics
Let’s be clear about what this presidential decree is about. It is not about overcoming a prohibition against embryonic stem cell research. Tragically, such research is already legal in many places in our country. Already billions of dollars of California taxpayers are funding such heinous research. So our president is not overturning laws that prohibit such research. It is already legal.
What President Obama is doing is forcing all American taxpayers to pay for this homicidal research. He is forcing us who pay taxes to be complicit, in an involuntary yet real way, in this unethical enterprise. All of this is done so that “science can trump ideology.”
Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said this: “President Obama’s new executive order on embryonic stem cell research is a sad victory of politics over science and ethics. This action is morally wrong because it encourages the destruction of innocent human life, treating vulnerable human beings as mere products to be harvested. It also disregards the values of millions of American taxpayers who oppose research that requires taking human life. Finally, it ignores the fact that ethically sound means for advancing stem cell science and medical treatments are readily available and in need of increased support.”
What should be the response of Catholics to this action?
First, we must beg forgiveness for this horrendous sin of our nation. Like the Prophet Daniel, we need to say in all humility and shame (9:4fc), “Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love you and observe your commandments! We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws… Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day.”
Second, we Catholics must join with others of good will and make our voices heard across our land, at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in our state Legislatures and in the media. We must not stand by idly while our neighbor’s life is at stake. The dignity of a human person does not depend upon his or her age, developmental stage, or ability to function. Every human being has inherent dignity because God has created us with an eternal soul. No one has the right to extinguish this gift of life but God alone.
Third, we need to point out why such destructive research is especially pointless at this time when ethical means are available, such as the following:
Great advances are being made in reprogramming adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells (the journal Science hailed this as the scientific breakthrough of the year);
Adult and umbilical cord blood stem cells are increasingly being used to reverse serious illnesses and even help rebuild damaged organs.
Fourth, we must pray and fast for an end to this horrendous decision and an end to all attacks on innocent human life. Jesus told us that some evils can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. In this season of Lent, this gives us added reason to do penance in union with our prayers for the protection of all human life.
Fifth, we must not lose hope. False rhetoric such as “science must triumph over ideology” will not stand the test of time. Such counterfeit reasoning and slick cover-up of the truth will not have the last word. Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly (Cf. Jn 10:10). In Him, who died to take away sin and rose to restore our life, we place our hope. This hope will never disappoint.