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John Paul I: “love for our neighbor”

25 June 2017

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“Let us ask the Lord for the grace that a new wave of love for our neighbor may sweep over this poor world.”

Pope John Paul I

John Paul I: “just fragments of good and fleeting moments of happiness”

24 June 2017

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“God is too great, he deserves too much from us for us to be able to throw to him, as to a poor Lazarus, a few crumbs of our time and our heart. He is infinite good and will be our eternal happiness: money, pleasure, the fortunes of this world, compared with him, are just fragments of good and fleeting moments of happiness. It would not be wise to give so much of ourselves to these things and little of ourselves to Jesus.”

Pope John Paul I

Theophan the Recluse: “As it is not possible to walk without feet …”

23 June 2017

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“As it is not possible to walk without feet or fly without wings, so it is impossible to attain the Kingdom of Heaven without the fulfillment of the commandments.”

St. Theophan the Recluse, Five Teachings on the Way to Salvation

God bless Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic!

23 June 2017

The elite that rule the European Union are threatening legal action against Poland, Hungary & the Czech Republic for their refusal to open their borders and accept in the, so called, “refugees.”  After all, how dare those sovereign nations oppose the EU’s plans to destroy their nations and culture!

Twice Poland has saved the rest of Europe from disaster. In the 17th Century it was King John III Sobieski repelling the Ottomans at the Gates of Vienna, saving Europe from Muslim conquest. Then in 1920 they turned back the Soviets and for a while stopped the spread of communism into the rest of Europe. That victory was undermined by the Germans who conspired with the communists to subjugate the Poles. Today it is the effete, enfeebled, enervated bureaucrats in Brussels who are plunging the continent into chaos. And who is taking a stand for God, Honor, and Country? It is the Poles, along with the Hungarians and Czechs. God bless them.

 

 

Silouan the Athonite: “the commandments of God are not difficult”

23 June 2017

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“The Holy Apostle John the Theologian says that the commandments of God are not difficult, but easy (I John, 5:3). But they are only easy because of love, while they are all difficult if there is no love.”

St. Silouan the Athonite

“Every 3.24 minutes, a dad acts like a buffoon.”

22 June 2017

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‘“Every 3.24 minutes, a dad acts like a buffoon.”

That’s the conclusion of a small study done by a student at Brigham Young University after watching eight hours of the two most popular Disney “tween” shows featuring families. The results of the research — “Daddies or Dummies?” — are not particularly surprising.’

 

Disney films and television programs teach contempt for fathers.  This statement is not surprising to anyone who has viewed very much of their product.  They do this because Disney and other corporate sources of meaning wish to supplant fathers.  Fathers are a threat because we harken back to more primal and personal sources of meaning.  The corporate state and the insect economy seek to atomize people, making them free to move around and command.

 

Read the whole New York Post article, by Naomi Schaefer Riley, here.

Father Henri Boulad: “Extremists are just applying what their religion teaches them to do.”

22 June 2017

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Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, in an interview with the National Catholic Register, said that Islamists who commit acts of terrorism are following what their religion teaches them. He also explained that the Church fails to address this because she has fallen prey to a leftist ideology that is destroying the West.

An excerpt:

Father Boulad, what evidence is there to show that Islam is inherently violent?

Here are clear statements of the Koran itself :

“Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.” Koran 2:191

“Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood.” Koran 9:123

“When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.” Koran 9:5

“Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.” Koran 3:85

“The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.”… Koran 9:30

“Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” Koran 5:33

“Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.” Koran 22:19

“The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.” Koran 8:65

“Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.” Koran 3:28

“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” Koran 8:12

“Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.” Koran 8:60

 

Added to these are a few samples of Muhammad’s teachings and life. Here are some quotations taken from Muslim sources:

– “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” – (Muslim 1:33)

– “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.”  (Ibn Ishaq 992). Muhammad’s life was a succession of warfare, plundering and killings… and every Muslim is invited to imitate this supreme “model”.

– Muhammad owned and traded slaves – (Sahih Muslim 3901), and ordered his followers to stone women for adultery. – (Muslim 4206)

– He himself beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys, (Abu Dawud 4390) ordered the murder of women (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995) and killed those who insulted him. – (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)

– According to him, Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold. – (Muslim 4645)

– In his last ten years, he ordered 65 military campaigns and raids. – (Ibn Ishaq) and killed captives taken in battle. – (Ibn Ishaq 451)

– He encouraged his men to rape enslaved women, (Abu Dawood 2150, Quran 4:24), he put apostates to death, plundered and lived off the wealth of others, captured and enslaved non-Muslim people.

– After Mohammed’s death, his followers attacked and conquered the populations of 28 countries and declared holy war on the people of five major world religions.

 

Examples from Islamic history:

– In the first 240 years, 11 of the first 32 caliphs were murdered by fellow Muslims.

– Muslim clerics have always engaged in or condoned terrorism all along history and up till now.

– We witness daily religious violence against Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians. The converts to Christianity are beheaded.

– The victims of slave traffic done by the Arabs during almost ten centuries amount to tens of millions of people.

– Each year, thousands of Christian homes and churches are torched or bombed by Muslim mobs, and hundreds of Christians, priests, pastors, nuns and other church workers are murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists.  The so-called justification varies, from charges of apostasy or evangelism, to purported “blasphemy” or ” insulting” Islam.  Innocent people have even been hacked to death by devout Muslims over cartoons. Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims.”

 

Read the whole interview here