Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941

Today is Dec 7, and all day, I have been remembering Pearl Harbor. Sixty five years ago, Dec 7, 1941.

"A Date that will live... in infamy"..........

God bless!

President Roosevelt delivered his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941. Behind him are Vice President Henry Wallace (left) and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. To the right of the President, in uniform, is his son James.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech

December 8, 1941

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong. Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam. Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire."

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James Kim Gave All "Greater Love has no man...."

I watched and prayed for the searchers of the James Kim family this past week. I hoped that they would have the same success as another missing family, with all found safely.

I rejoiced when they found Kati, Penelope and Sabine Kim. I prayed that soon they would also find her husband, their Dad, James Kim....

Then came the radio call.. "Mr Kim is a Code 57". They had found him, already deceased.

Mr Kim is, IMHO, a hero. Yes, the best would have been to stay together and be found together. But after seven days, his instinct was to save his family in the only remaining way that he could. Walk out alone and get help. He started a fire before he left...and then walked over ten miles to try to find someone, anyone, to rescue his wife and his daughters.

He did not make it.

When I heard the news report, I was on my way home from work, and the only thoughts that came to me, and that have stayed with me are these:

Oh, my, that poor woman! Oh those poor kids... Oh, that poor man, what he may have been thinking as he trudged along... but oh, wow... " Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his (family) friends." ~~John 15:13

A few comments from those who searched for him...

Whether hypothermia made Kim lose balance, or whether Kim was too weak to recover after he fell, Forman didn't know.
But he was sure of one thing: ``I don't think he gave up until he died.''

``He was as passionate about living as we were in finding him,'' Winters said. ``James showed the love for his family, his will to live -- you have to see that country to understand what serious terrain it really is.''

``Anyone can make a mistake,'' Winters said. ``Mr. Kim made a mistake of getting back in there, but once he did, he did everything to live.''

I will continue to pray for Kati, and her daughters, and James Kim's extended family and friends. I will pray for James, though I am convinced that he now resides with the Lord.

James Kim did everything he could to try to save his wife and his daughters, including giving his life.

May he rest in peace!

AP Photo/Medford Mail Tribune, Jim Craven
Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings talks to the media in Central Point, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, about James Kim, a San Francisco man who died in the mountains of Southern Oregon after leaving his family to seek help. Authorities say autopsy results show Kim, 35, died of exposure and hypothermia.

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Your friend Marcia thought you would be interested in the following news story, which originally appeared on the Catholic World News site ( You'll find more information about Catholic World News at the bottom of this message.

MESSAGE: Good news, for those of us waiting patiently for Bishop Bruskewitz to be upheld by the Vatican! I only wish it had not taken so long...

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ARTICLE TITLE: Vatican confirms excommunication for US dissident group

ARTICLE: Dec. 07 ( - The Vatican has confirmed an American bishop’s decision to excommunicate members of the dissident group Call to Action.

Call to Action is “causing damage to the Church of Christ,� wrote Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, in a letter to Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska.

In March 1996, Bishop Bruskewitz had announced the excommunication of all Catholics in his diocese who were members of Call to Action or several other dissident groups which he described as “totally incompatible with the Catholic faith.�

The Nebraska chapter of Call to Action appealed the bishop’s decision to the Vatican. In his November 24 letter to Bishop Bruskewitz, Cardinal Re reports that Vatican’s finding that the disciplinary action was “properly taken.�

The Vatican has determined that “the activities of ‘Call to Action’ in the course of these years are in contrast with the Catholic Faith due to views and positions held which are unacceptable from a doctrinal and disciplinary standpoint,� Cardinal Re writes. He concludes: “Thus to be a member of this Association or to support it, is irreconcilable with a coherent living of the Catholic Faith.�

The excommunication that Bishop Bruskewitz announced covered not only to Call to Action, but also to members of Catholics for a Free Choice, Planned Parenthood, the Hemlock Society, the Freemasons, and the Society of St. Pius X.

The excommunication order applies only within the Lincoln, Nebraska diocese. But the Vatican’s judgment against Call to Action raises clear questions about the status of the group’s members in other dioceses.


This news story originally appeared on the Catholic World News site.

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Walid refused entry into Canada again

Emphasis is mine below , because I have the same question..........

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Below is the news just gone out on the wire. Please contact your local media with the story.



Former Terrorist Denied Entry into Canada

Former terrorist, Walid Shoebat, has been refused entry into Canada by Immigration authorities, today.  Shoebat is scheduled to speak at the Simon Weisenthal Center at 7:30 p.m. in Ottawa tonight and in Montreal tomorrow. He is often invited to speak about his life as a terrorist and about his transformation from extremist to peace-maker and activist against terrorism.   See:

"The refusal by the Canadian authorities to let Walid Shoebat in the country shows the absurd policies of immigration officials," says Keith Davies, director of the Walid Shoebat Foundation.   "Mr. Shoebat  is trying to educate people about the dangers of terrorism, but is refused entry because he has admitted to his involvement in terror over 20 years ago.  Why should the Canadian authorities want to silence his important message?"

On September 10, 2006, Shoebat entered Canada without incident when he was invited to speak on Canadian National TV. He also been to Canada three times in 2004 and his story has been featured by much of  the media in Canada.


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Chapel’s tabernacle stolen in Shenandoah

There are inaccuracies in the writing of the article, but the story is still very sad. To think that someone would take anything from a Church is bad enough, but to think of what the person may have done with the Consecrated Hosts, Jesus Christ, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity makes it even worse...


Chapel’s tabernacle stolen in Shenandoah

SHENANDOAH — Borough police are investigating the theft of a tabernacle, which was stolen late Friday night or early Saturday morning from the Perpetual Adoration Chapel, 231 N. Jardin St., adjacent to St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church.

But the first story I read on this was from a site that a friend of mine gave me to read. She is in the Dominican Republic, working for one of the Bishops. She asked me if I had seen it. As I read the news story, I could understand the anger, the frustration, even the inaccuracies... but not the threat implied.

I am praying for both the thief, AND the parishioner....

God bless!

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Fwd: Walid to speak in Los Angeles Tomorrow Dec 4th

This came not fifteen minutes ago, but anyone in the area who is interested, needs to have the number to call.

God bless!

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Walid Shoebat to speak in Encino a superb of Los Angeles tomorrow night at Valley Beth Shalom. Program starts at 7.15 pm

Admission Free

For Reservations please call Darlene at 818 314 2330