Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Thirty eight years ago today.
God bless!

Archbishop to head the Apostolic Signatora~

He is still missed in Wisconsin by he will also be missed in St Louis.
God bless you, Archbishop Burke, in your new position!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Canon Law Blog Updated: Regarding Communion Fast

It was three hours from start of Mass when I was a child. Wonder if this will ever happen...

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From: Edward Peters

I just published a short article in Antiphon proposing that the Communion fast be extended to three hours (up from one) and that it be calculated from the beginning of Mass (instead of from the reception of Communion). For a synopsis of my reasons and links to the article itself, see:

LightoftheLaw URL:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Korean War: 58 yrs ago.

58 yrs ago today.


I have seen the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC, and I have to say that I am more impressed by that one than by the Vietnam Memorial. I like the Vietnam Memorial now that the additional statues have been added (the soldiers and the Nurses).

But this Korean Memorial almost makes one feel as though you are there...or that one of those men will move.

I like the 'shadow' etchings on the walls of those who served, also. Just as the names of all our men who died as a result of the Nam war serves to remind us of them, and aids in visualizing the number by the very size of the wall of names, the Korean Memorial shows us the faces of many of the actual individuals that served.

After reading about Fr Emil Kapaun these past couple of years, having just read Shepherd in Combat Boots, I have again been thinking of that Memorial. In the back of my mind, it seems that I saw an etching of a priest (or Chaplain) and I have been wondering if that was a photo of Fr Kapaun. I have been trying to find a listing of those who are pictured on the walls, but have not been able to.


"A Jump Back in Time."

June 25, 1950 the 38th Parallel marked the beginning of a war that was to be like no other. Many years have passed since the end of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in North Korea. The American public has all but forgotten the violence and valor that took place there at the fighting man's level. The fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War gives both the armed forces and the nation an opportunity to honor those veterans who served in that bitter war. The battle continues along the present demilitarized zone. The location of this line largely above the 38th Parallel is historic evidence that in Korea, aggression did not pay. In Korea the American soldier with his Korean and United Nations allies fought with bravery and skill against his communist foes.

Korean War
1950 - 1953

Building Process
Design Symbolism

God bless all of those who served, whether living, deceased, or still MIA, as well as their families and friends.

Fwd: State denies cancer treatment, offers suicide instead

I have been warning people that this is coming for a LONG time.

Now do you see why I do NOT want the government to take care of me and my family and my friends (or even those who are not my friends) for the 'rest of my life' ?

THEY will decide if I am worthy of treatment, not me... not my children... and if I am deemed 'not worthy of the $$$$$'... not worthy of LIFE... then tough luck, huh?

How long do you think that free drugs will be given to those not funded? Eventually, ANYONE on Gov't $$$$ for health care will overwhelm those who, for the moment, help people like this woman.

God help us.... so when does it become MANDATORY palliative/comfort measure???

God bless!

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Friday, June 20, 2008


State denies cancer treatment, offers suicide instead
'To say, we'll pay for you to die, but not pay for you to live, it's cruel'

Posted: June 19, 2008
11:15 pm Eastern


State officials have offered a lung cancer patient the option of having the Oregon Health Plan, set up in 1994 to ration health care, pay for an assisted suicide but not for the chemotherapy prescribed by her physician.

The story appears to be a happy ending for Barbara Wagner, who has been notified by a drug manufacturer that it will provide the expensive medication, estimated to cost $4,000 a month, for the first year and then allow her to apply for further treatment, according to a report in the Eugene Register-Guard.

But the word from the state was coverage for palliative care, which would include the state's assisted suicide program, would be allowed but not coverage for the cancer treatment drugs.

"To say to someone, we'll pay for you to die, but not pay for you to live, it's cruel," Wagner told the newspaper. "I get angry. Who do they think they are?"

She said she was devastated when the state health program refused coverage for Tarceva, the drug her doctor ordered for treatment of her lung cancer.

The refusal came in an unsigned letter from LIPA, the company that runs the state program in that part of Oregon.

"We had no intent to upset her, but we do need to point out the options available to her under the Oregon Health Plan," Dr. John Sattenspiel, senior medical director for LIPA, told the newspaper.

"I understand the way it was interpreted. I'm not sure how we can lift that. The reality is, at some level (doctor-assisted suicide) could be considered as a palliative or comfort care measure."

The 64-year-old Wagner lives in a low-income apartment in Springfield with her dog, the newspaper said.

State officials say the Oregon Health Plan prioritizes treatments, with diagnoses and ailments deemed the most important, such as pregnancy, childbirth and preventive care for children at the top of the list. Other treatments rank below, officials said.

"We can't cover everything for everyone," Dr. Walter Shaffer, a spokesman for the state Division of Medical Assistance Programs, told the paper. "Taxpayer dollars are limited for publicly funded programs. We try to come up with policies that provide the most good for the most people."

He said many cancer treatments are a high priority, but others reflect the "desire on the part of the framers of this list to not cover treatments that are futile."

Wagner, however, is ending up with the treatment needed when her lung cancer, in remission for two years, returned.

She reported a representative for the pharmaceutical company called and notified her the drug would be provided for at least the first year.

"We have been warning for years that this was a possibility in Oregon," said the "Bioethics Pundit" on the Bioethics blog. "Medicaid is rationed, meaning that some treatments are not covered. But assisted suicide is always covered."

"This isn't the first time this has happened either," the blogger wrote. "A few years ago a patient who needed a double organ transplant was denied the treatment but would have been eligible for state-financed assisted suicide. But not to worry. Just keep repeating the mantra: There are no abuses with Oregon's assisted suicide law. There are no abuses. There are no abuses!

Rosalind Moss Talking about her new Order

ADDENDUM June 2008:

To contact Rosalind Moss:
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope

4950 Heege Road
St. Louis MO 63123

Or e-mail Moss at

Addendum July 30, 2008

I have had this information for awhile, but forgot to add it:
Her website is not yet up, but will be coming soon....

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From Dry Bones to Citizenwells

I have been reading today.

I began with this cartoon that came. He asked for comments, so I thought I'd give him mine.

However, when I got there, I found that others had as well! And many agreed with me.

I was at several blogs, but I hit on this one and I have stopped.

WOW.... Someone sees even more examples than I do...That hyperlink will let you finish the rest of this author's work. It is good!

Obama campaign, Adolph Hitler, Nazi germany, Obama change, euphoria, blame others, anti semitic, attacks, bullying, economy

April 16, 2008 ·

I have been comparing the Obama campaign to pre World War II Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler for many weeks. Of course my claims have been dismissed by Obama supporters and many times I have been personally attacked for asking simple questions about Obama. I am a student of history and have read a great deal about the era leading up to the second world war and also during and after. The more I observe and think about it, the closer the parallels are.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Bishops Get It Right-Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Wednesday, 18 June 2008
The Bishops Get It Right
By Michael Uhlmann
Last weekend, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a wonderfully concise and eloquent statement on embryonic stem cell research. When printed out, it comes to barely more than six double-spaced typewritten pages, but within that relatively small compass may be found all of the elements essential to a well-formed Catholic conscience on this important question. Even more remarkably, the statement marshals its argument in a manner that can be grasped by a person of ordinary intelligence.

The rest of this column is found here.

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"Have License, Will Marry"

"Have License, Will Marry" – The Incredible Shifting Ground Under Marriage

June 24th, 2008 by Judy Parejko 

"This is an extraordinary moment in history," Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco told a cheering, standing-room-only crowd at City Hall. "I think today, marriage as an institution has been strengthened."
These were the words that rang out from the news coverage but, what does he mean "marriage as an institution has been strengthened"? Is it because a greater number of couples can now be married?
As couples lined up to purchase marriage licenses in California, did anyone bother to ask what this is really all about? The state handing out "permits" to marry is one issue, but the other is: What is marriage anyway?
Go here for the rest of Judy's article.


Interesting article.

God bless!

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Strong Words

First this story comes out:

Pope denies Berlusconi communion

Then this one:

Two sections quoted from that second article:

Cardinal Bagnasco pointed to the example of Catholics who are separated and who “suffer from this difficult situation, but nonetheless live in fidelity to the indissolubility of the sacrament and desire to meet and pray together, to exchange experiences and encourage one another.” This situation “is one of the ways in which the maternity of the Church is expressed,” he added.

The cardinal's comments also come in the context of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's public campaign to push for allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Berlusconi is himself divorced and remarried.

Catholic teaching says that Catholics cannot ignore Jesus' teaching that the faithful cannot divorce and remarry. The Church teaches that for the good of their souls, believers should not present themselves for Communion, when they have departed from the teachings of Jesus.

I cannot help but remember two previous posts made on my blog that speak of a group in Italy that I hope soon spreads world wide (esp here in the US)....

Way back on June 13, 2005.....

We Need Leadership like this HERE

and again made reference to that same article on April 19, 2008.....

A Daughter's Open Letter to Papa, BXVI

But it is also proper to recognize the value of the witness of those spouses who, even when abandoned by their partner, with the strength of faith and of Christian hope have not entered a new union: These spouses too give an authentic witness to fidelity, of which the world today has a great need. For this reason they must be encouraged and helped by the pastors and the faithful of the church.
FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO Pope John Paul II 12/15/1981 (Sec 20)

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Fr Frank Pavone June 27 Funeral Mass for babies

What a blessing to have this Mass on my anniversary.

It kind of ties into the words of Benedict XVI on abortion and divorce.

Fr. Frank to Bury Aborted Babies Friday
This Friday, June 27, at the Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit, there will be a Funeral Mass and Burial for aborted babies that were retrieved in April 2008 from the trash dumpster behind the Women's Advisory abortion clinic, Livonia, Michigan. MORE.

BXVI says Divorce, abortion leave open wounds

Not too long ago, I got the latest issue of The Catholic World Report (June 2008) in my mailbox. I got to page 8, and the very top headline was:

Divorce, abortion leave "open wounds" Pope speaks to Conference on Marriage

He said a mouthful. I was waiting to see if I could find that story on the CWR website, but it has not appeared. I had found what the Pope had said on either Fr Euteneuer's or Fr Pavone's website, though. I lost that link now.

IF ANYONE HAS A TRANSCRIPT OF HIS WORDS, please let me know where I can find them!!

Some would have us believe that Divorce is not a Sin. The Catechism calls it a grave offense.

Pope BXVI said:

Divorce and abortion are not only grave sins that offend God, the Pontiff said. "They leave wounds that mark life indelibly."

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ZENIT - Benedict XVI: Divorce and Abortion Leave Wounds

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Pope Benedict XVI: The Gospel Of Life Is Also The Gospel Of Mercy

“The Church’s ethical judgement concerning abortion and divorce is clear and ... have the open wound in their soul!” said Benedict XVI talking of abortion. ...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Rosalind Moss email and address

I have had many 'hits' looking for an email address for Rosalind Moss.

I am not sure if she will keep the same email address, but she has published it in the AHC newsletter and it is at the bottom of the article that I linked to in another post here.

She will soon be Sister Miriam of the Lamb of God. What a beautiful name...

To contact Rosalind Moss:
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope

4950 Heege Road
St. Louis MO 63123

Or e-mail Moss at

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