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.
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.

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 MaƱanitas" ;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.