Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

For all of the faithful still attending OLLMP. Please hang tough, GOD does not desert the faithful. We were not to expect everything to be handed to us on a platter. Your Faith will see you through the toughest of times. May our Lord strengthen our faith, at our weakest point. May he bless us all with good health,
Happiness, strength, and faith, to fight the good fight.
GOD bless you all.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

a beautiful virtual tour of st Johns in the Vatican.

Don't forget to scroll up to the ceiling, that is a show in itself.
Enjoy it.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Christmas lesson

During the celebration of Christmas, the message comes to us that if we are to get to heaven, we can not do so, under our own terms. The Good News is that God, knowing how we often lean towards our own self-interests and trust our own plans rather than His, provides us with a sign whether we like it our not. The question we have to respond to is simply, do I believe that God is a threat or a savior?

St. Joseph, in the Gospel today, is the model for each of us, how to faithfully respond to God’s unprecedented initiatives in the circumstances of our world and lives. When we allow our mind, heart and soul to be open to the mystery of God, our lives do change. St. Joseph was engaged to be married to Mary and has now found she is pregnant. His reaction is not one of anger as a jealous boyfriend. St. John Chrysostom puts it this way. “Joseph was so free from the passion of jealousy as to be unwilling to cause distress to the virgin, even in the slightest way… so he determined to now conduct himself by a higher rule than the law (that would have seen Mary, an unwed mother thrown to the dogs).

Joseph never asked for a sign, but he was given one, a dream in which the same angel spoke to him, that same angel from God who announced to the Virgin Mary that she would bear a Son. He was made aware of the heavenly mystery lest he think otherwise of Mary’s virginity. The angel even calls her, “your wife” and by doing so, even though no human being had any hand in Mary’s pregnancy, Joseph is called to be faithful and make sacred his role as husband. But the angel goes further and gives St. Joseph the responsibility and honor of publically and formally naming this child to be born. Even though he is not the father, he is, by God’s initiative, placed in a special relationship with this child whom the world will come to recognize as the Son of God. (Is this not also the God-given duties of all parents who find themselves now as guardians and protectors of children who may not originally have been their own?) St. Joseph, believing and trusting in the love of God, agreed to what was asked of him, to cooperate in God’s plan for the salvation of the world.

In the events leading to our savior’s birth, St. Joseph was asked to take the Virgin Mary into his home as his wife. In the events of our savior’s death on the cross, our Savior asked us to take the Virgin Mary into our home as our Mother. May the coming days find that there is room in our lives to welcome and embrace the savior of the world and not be afraid to respond with the humility needed to accept necessary change that will point us in the direction of heaven and our salvation.

Merry Christmas

I would urge all of the conservatives that long for the Latin Mass to click on this website, which you can bookmark, and then down load and play back the Latin Mass and read and listen to it until we can attend the Latin Mass. It is well done and the
enunciation is beautiful and clear, and by having it on your computer, you can enjoy the Latin mass with you children one section at a time. They will see the difference for themselves of the reverence and respect given to almighty GOD, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. There is no better gift to part to your children, at this wonderful
time of the year when we celebrate the Birthday of our Blessed Lord Jesus.
Dominus Vobiscum

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Illi quisnam diligo Latin Strues , Volo vos totus a Hilaris Sarcalogos repleo per God's diligo.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

I wish you the Blessings of Jesus, and His
Father, and the Holy Spirit, our one Triune God, for a very Merry Christmas.
Nam Iesum ut vos amore beatitudinis, pacis et gaudium in adventu novus annus

Monday, December 20, 2010

Build a what...where?

So from what I have read, it seems that OLLMP received back around $20,000.00 from RVCD, which was the % given back to parishes for giving in to the Bishops Appeal. And big pockets Msgr had intentions of erecting a monument of Our Lady of Lourdes on the side facing Carmens Road.
He still doesn't get it. If he were to give that money to the children he shut out of the School when he had closed it, it would do a lot more good than erecting a grotto on the side of the church facing Carmens Road. How about not making any collections for 3 or 4 months? How about giving some of that money to needy people in the area? How about donating it to fighting against abortions? Does he think that the people in the neighborhood do not know that the Church is there? TBSS For someone who doesn't like the Liberals in Washington, he acts just like them,
always looking for ways to spend the people's money.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What happened Harry? Lost your touch?

Don't ask, don't tell' procedural vote fails
By Ed O'Keefe and Paul Kane
Updated 5:41 p.m. ET
A Senate procedural vote to move forward with debate on a bill ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law failed Thursday to earn the 60 votes necessary to proceed, delivering a significant blow to efforts to allow gays to serve openly.

Despite the setback, senators fighting to end the ban said they would introduce a separate bill to repeal it.

The bill will be cosponsored by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who often work together on homeland security and defense issues. They said the bill will have bipartisan support.

President Obama expressed disappointment and urged senators to reconsider the National Defense Authorization Act before the end of the lame-duck session.

"Despite having the bipartisan support of a clear majority of senators, a minority of senators are standing in the way of the funding upon which our troops, veterans and military families depend," Obama said in a statement. "This annual bill has been enacted each of the past 48 years, and our armed forces deserve nothing less this year."

Senators voted 57 to 40 to advance the NDAA, which contained language ending the ban, as all Republicans except Collins held firm on a vow to block any legislation that does not address tax cuts or government spending. One Democrat, Sen. Joseph Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted against.

"We've tried every possible way to do this," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday before the vote. More than a week of negotiations with Collins and Lieberman.

Throughout the first 15 minutes of the vote, Collins repeatedly broke into huddles with Lieberman and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), reading through legislative language on the floor, at times rolling it up into a ball and angrily waving her arms about how the process was handled. Collins voted with Democrats to proceed on the bill, though by then it was clear her vote would not effect the outcome.

Collins, Reid and Lieberman had negotiated for more than week on an agreement that would allow Republicans to introduce up to 10 amendments to the bill, with Democrats adding up to five.

Collins agreed to the amendment count Wednesday, but held firm to a request for at least four days of debate on the bill and amendments. Reid rebuffed her request, citing the need to proceed with the tax and spending measures before the Senate's planned departure next weekend.

"History will hold these senators accountable and so will many of their constituents," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a group pushing for repeal of the law. "There will be no place for these Senators to hide. The Senate and the president must remain in session and in Washington to find another path for repeal to get done in the lame-duck."

"Leaders of both parties let down the U.S. military and the American people," said Joe Solomonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization with close ties to the White House and Congressional Democrats "Instead of doing what is right, 'the world's greatest deliberative body' devolved into shameful schoolyard spats that put petty partisan politics above the needs of our women and men in uniform."

Thursday's vote saps gay-rights activists of their strongest legislative option for ending the ban; they now plan to pressure Obama to act on his own through executive action. Obama could order the Justice Department to stop appealing federal court cases challenging the constitutionality of the law or use his powers as commander-in-chief to issue a stop-loss order halting military discharges and the removal of any gay troops in violation of the ban.

Executive action by Obama is "imperative in order for him to fulfill his State of the Union promise," Solomonese said. "The only measure of success is an end to the discharges and anything less is unacceptable."

"I think the president strongly believes that one of two things is going to happen: Either Congress is going to solve this legislatively, or the courts are going to solve this," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday before the vote. "The policy is going to come to an end."

A Pentagon spokesman said the Defense Department had no immediate comment. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen support ending the ban through legislation this year, as do some of the military service chiefs. But the heads of the Army and Marine Corps last week expressed reservations about ending the ban this year as combat troops continue to face the pressures of ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.