Friday, October 30, 2009

WISDOM

As to be holy is nothing else than to will what God wills, so to be wise is nothing else than to judge of things as God judges of them. -- St. Vincent de PauL

FR. JOZO OF MEDJUGORJE ON PRAYER




• Prayer is seeking of God.
• Prayer is a dialogue with God.
• Prayer is surrender to God.
• Prayer is consecration to God (of oneself and others)
• Prayer is friendship with God.
• Prayer is living together with God.
• Prayer is singing praises to God.
• Prayer is exaltation of God
• Prayer is ‘filling the empty water-pots’ as at Cana, and Jesus does the miracle.
• Prayer is the ‘place and time’ of transfiguration – Tabor

Thursday, October 22, 2009

We Don’t Have To Be Sweet To Be Saints :: CNA


We Don’t Have To Be Sweet To Be Saints :: CNA

The saints aren’t always “nice,” and they aren’t without certain eccentricities, either. I still don’t think much of Mother Teresa’s poetry. Thomas Aquinas was fat. Teresa of Avila was wordy. St. Paul once gave a homily so long a boy listening from a window ledge grew groggy and fell to his death. (Paul resurrected him, but still.) http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column.php?n=984

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Reason for Immorality

This very concise and pointed video is one of your best. Keep up the good work and see if you can get more of our pastors on board. Families need all the help they can get. The attack is relentless and kids today don't even realize that the world was ever different.

‘Scientific advancements since St. Thomas’ time, however, have revealed that human life begins at the moment of conception.



Serbian Abortionist Becomes Pro-Life Activist
November 18, 2008 by P.D. Yoko

Stojan Adasevic was once known as “the champion of abortion.” His journey to achieving this title began one day while a medical student. He was organizing files in a doctor’s office. Paying no attention to the student focused on a pile of papers in the far corner, a group of gynecologists entered the room and began exchanging stories about their medical practice.

Abortion Survivor
One doctor recalled a patient who had come to him for an abortion. The procedure failed because the doctor had been unable to align the cervix. As the gynecologists went on discussing the woman’s history, Adasevic, who had been listening, suddenly realized that the woman they were discussing was his mother.

“She’s dead now” — observed one of the doctors – “but I wonder what happened to the unwanted child?” Adasevic stood up and said, “I’m the child!” Silence fell over the room.

Over the years Adasevic would have cause to recall that event many times. It was perfectly clear to him: he owed his life to the fact of a failed abortion. Yet, he vowed that he would never make such a blunder himself. Many women were referred to him because of difficulty in aligning the cervix. Adasevic’s success rate was legendary. The Serbian doctor performed over 48,000 abortions, sometimes up to 35 per day. However, after spending 26 years as the most renowned abortion doctor in the country, Dr. Adasevic has taken a prolife stance.

The Nightmares Begin
It is important to note that the medical textbooks of the Communist regime said that abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue. Ultrasounds allowing the fetus to be seen did not arrive until the ’80s, but even those images did not change Adasevic’s opinion, until he became having nightmares.

In describing his conversion, Adasevic said he ‘dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican genius saint, so he didn’t recognize the name.

“Why don’t you ask me who these children are?” St. Thomas asked Adasevic in his dream.

“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,” the Dominican saint told him.

Adasevic awoke in amazement and decided never to perform another abortion.

The Beating Heart
However, later that same day a cousin came to the hospital with his four months-pregnant girlfriend, who wanted to get her ninth abortion; a frequent occurrence in Soviet bloc countries. Dr. Adasevic reluctantly agreed.

Instead of removing the fetus piece by piece, he decided to chop it up and remove it as a mass. However, the baby’s heart came out fully intact and still beating. Adasevic’s reality filled him with horror; he had killed a human being.

After this experience, Adasevic told the hospital he would no longer perform abortions. Never before had a doctor in Communist Yugoslavia refused to do so. They cut his salary in half, fired his daughter from her job, and did not allow his son to enter the university.

Protecting Life
After years of pressure and on the verge of giving up, and returning to conduct abortion procedures, Dr. Adasevic had another dream about St. Thomas.

“You are my good friend, keep going,” the man in black and white told him. “Adasevic became involved in the pro-life movement and was able to get Yugoslav television to air the film ‘The Silent Scream,’ by Dr. Bernard Nathanson… two times.”

Adasevic has told his story in countless magazines and newspapers throughout Eastern Europe. He has also returned to the Orthodox faith of his childhood and has begun studying the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Through his studies, Adasevic has noted that Thomas Aquinas was influenced by Aristotle, and thus wrote that human life begins forty days after fertilization. Adasevic later wrote in an article, ‘Scientific advancements since Thomas’ time, however, have revealed that human life begins at the moment of conception. Perhaps the saint wanted to make amends for that error.’

The Serbian doctor continues to fight for the lives of the unborn, putting to rest the nightmares that once haunted him.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Bernard of Clairvaux loved to repeat, "there is one name that matters, that of Jesus of Nazareth."

For Bernard "true knowledge of God lies in a personal and profound experience of Jesus Christ. Faith is first of all an intimate personal encounter with Jesus, the experience of his closeness, of his friendship and his love. Only in this way can we learn to love him and know him even more. Let us hope that this can happen in all of us," Pope Benedict said.

Bernard also emphasized the "privileged place of the Virgin in the economy of salvation." "It is no coincidence," said Benedict XVI, "that Dante puts on the lips of the Doctor Mellifluous his sublime prayer to Mary: 'Virgin Mother, daughter of thy Son, humble and exalted more than any other creature, fixed term of eternal counsel.'"

St. Bernard's ideas, Pope Benedict concluded, "stimulate not only theologians but all believers."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nurse Responds to Hallelujah Diet



Three months ago I began my personal journey on The Hallelujah Diet. In that short of a time I have recovered from headaches and fatigue. I have also lost weight and experienced renewed mental clarity. Thank you George and Rhonda Malkmus, but most importantly, 'thank you Lord' for putting the Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle in my path.

I desire to become a Health Minister because as a Registered Nurse I have always felt that all I do is treat patients' 'symptoms. I used to enjoy my job as an RN, because I felt that it was my job to help my fellow human beings, but I became increasingly frustrated with my job because I did not see people getting well as a result of taking all those drugs.

When I heard about the Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle, I couldn't believe what I was hearing, because Hallelujah Acres was teaching the very things I had thought for a very long time. Yes, here was a way to get to the root of the problem and solve it, rather than just treating the symptoms with toxic drugs. What a blessing!

Every single person needs to know that they don't have to be sick, and that they don't have to live with the awful side effects of disease. Praise God for the Hallelujah Way! And even if this Hallelujah Way bankrupts the medical industry, because everyone is experiencing wellness instead of sickness, and I lose my job as an RN, it will be worth it to see people living in health instead of sickness.

I have found it heart wrenching to see patients go through the side-effects of chemotherapy – not to mention what I see other patients go through following the administration of an ever increasing number of drugs. I would be honored and ecstatic to be able to teach other how to avoid sickness through a simple diet and lifestyle change. God willing, I will be such a vessel for this remedy – one day at a time – one precious human being at a time.

Shelley B., Registered Nurse, California

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Song of Bernadette

NOTHING BEATS SEEING THE BLESSED MOTHER, EXCEPT SEEING JESUS HIMSELF AND THAT IS REALY TERRIFIC

Friday, October 16, 2009

HEALED OF CERVICAL CANCER BY HALLELUJAH LIFESTYLE

"...Regular blood work continues to show I am free of cancer."
In June of 2000 I was diagnosed with stage-2 cervical cancer. I was emotionally devastated and immediately fell to my knees asking God, “why me?” Here I was in my mid-30s with a great husband and a teenage daughter—whom I feared would have to go on without me. To make matters worse, I had no idea that there were any alternative therapies out there; so, I agreed to conventional treatments.

The cervical tumor itself was so big that it was inoperable, so they took out 18 of my lymph nodes as a precautionary measure, and found cancer in four of them. That led to six hours a day of chemo, once a week for six weeks, and radiation treatments every day. Between the nausea from the chemo treatments and radiation right on my stomach, I couldn’t keep anything down. In the end, the treatments were all for naught. The “heavy hit” package of chemo and radiation that I endured did not shrink the tumor as the doctors had expected.

To add insult to injury, I had lost 30 pounds of weight that I didn’t have to spare, could no longer eat or drink, and was on the edge of death.

I was so scared. I had taken every bit of advice from my doctor and nothing was working. Every time I heard the word “cancer” it was like hearing my own eulogy. I tried to shake it off, but having cancer is very much a mental game, and I was letting the words of my doctor win. One of the hardest things was seeing my husband Steve with that “I don’t want to lose you” look in his eyes. It was difficult to see the effect of this disease on my family; it devastated everybody. But, I didn’t want to let them down; I wanted to do everything I could to beat it—I just didn’t know how.

Then, only a week after my treatment ended (and my despair began), God stepped in with a miracle. He began bringing people in my path who had been healed of cancer naturally, one after the other. Then, a woman in my Bible study group lent me Dr. Lorraine Day’s DVD Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore. Because I had seen how God was healing others naturally, I literally rushed home to watch it… but I felt very uneasy with the message. Every conventional cancer treatment Dr. Day advised against, I had just done (chemo, radiation, surgery)—I was concerned that I had doomed myself out of ignorance. Still, I was amazed to learn how Dr. Day overcame cancer by enabling her body to heal itself through nutrition. It was through this video that I was introduced to The Hallelujah Diet.

On October 7, 2000 I dove into The Hallelujah Diet 100%. I juiced like crazy. I was drinking up to eight glasses of vegetable juice every day; I did BarleyMax faithfully; I switched to mostly raw food, and kept it all really simple. I went back for a check-up in December, only two months into the diet, and the doctor told me that the large, “unshrinkable” tumor was gone. Gone! I was ecstatic!

However, further tests taken in the following month showed that my fight was not over. Despite the fact the tumor was gone, random cells remained. This was enough for the doctor to issue me a death sentence of only one to five years to live and a 75% chance of getting cancer elsewhere in my body. Strangely enough, this didn’t scare me. I knew enough about diet to understand why the tumor was gone. So, I calmly asked my oncologist three questions:

My first question: Is it true that if I have an alkaline pH level, cancer cannot survive in my body?

My oncologist said: That’s true.

My second question: Is it true that if I have a lot of oxygen in my body, cancer cannot survive?

My oncologist said: Yes, that’s true.

My third question: Is it true that cancer feeds on sugar?

My oncologist said: Yes, that’s true.

I was shocked! He knew this all along and never told me?! I was upset, but what could I say? Come to think of it, maybe I should have asked him, “If you knew this all along, why did you have that big candy jar in your chemotherapy room?” Or, “Why were there chocolates available for cancer patients as they walked down the hall to radiation therapy?” Instead, I thanked the doctor for his help, and walked away knowing exactly what to do: (1) eat more alkaline foods like vegetables and fruit, (2) drink more water and exercise to get more oxygen in my body, and (3) remain steadfast in rejecting sugar and other processed foods.

Really, that’s all I knew—but it was enough. Just knowing the basics of The Hallelujah Diet was enough to start repairing my immune system. I kept it all really simple and continued to educate myself, watching every DVD and reading every book I could get my hands on.

That was eight years ago, and regular blood work continues to show I am free of cancer.

After God healed me through all of this, I started teaching culinary classes and held raw food potlucks. I really felt a need to show people that there is a better way to overcome cancer and disease. I taught classes and shared with many during those several years. Then, in just the last couple of years, my husband Steve and I were blessed with a big, beautiful house in San Diego County. We asked Hallelujah Acres if we could open a Lifestyle Center on the west coast to help introduce people (most of who are struggling with disease) to The Hallelujah Diet, and they were thrilled.

So, in November of 2006, Steve, myself, and our daughter became Health Ministers. We opened a Lifestyle Center in our home a year later. Since then, we’ve watched many people with cancer come through the Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center—and many of them have done the same thing I did. They’ve put trust in traditional treatments and are afraid that nothing can be done for them. But we make sure to give them a lot of hope; and that’s easy to do when you’re a living testimony. Even if you chose to do chemotherapy, radiation or surgery simply because you didn’t know any different, you can still build your immune system to give your body the ability to fight back (see page 17). Steve and I know from experience that as long as there’s breath, there’s hope.

Steve & Leslie Kirchmeier operate a Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center in their home in Fallbrook, California. The center boasts four guest bedrooms, a large meeting room, a fully-equipped “Hallelujah” kitchen, three acres of lush tropical landscape, a lagoon-like swimming pool complete with a Jacuzzi, waterfall and slide, and a courtyard and wraparound terrace where you can spend quiet time. The Kirchmeiers look forward to welcoming you for a five-day or 10-day stay in beautiful Southern California! For reservations, call toll-free (877) 728-1064 or visit www.halifestylecenters.com.

St. Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church on Homosexuality

IN RESPONSE TO DAVID BOHNETT'S ARTICLE BELOW--As Catholics, we are all called to an authentic preaching which does not make sinners feel good but which awakens them to the Lumen Christi - the Light of Christ. Any other "gospel" is a false gospel. A demonic "gospel." It was St. Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church, who explained that the vice of sodomy "surpasses the enormity of all others," because: "Without fail, it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust: It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind . . . It opens up Hell and closes the gates of Paradise . . . It is this vice that violates temperance, slays modesty, strangles chastity, and slaughters virginity . . . It defiles all things, sullies all things, pollutes all things . . . " (The Book of Gomorrah).
Homosexual acts expel the Holy Spirit and give entrance to the Devil. This according to a Doctor of the Church. Why then would anyone professing to be "Catholic" agitate for legal recognition of homosexual unions? Battle lines are being formed. One blogger who professes to be Catholic recently criticized me as I stood with the Church against recognizing such unions and after deleting the link to my blog [I'm actually glad that he did], placed a link to the blog of an individual who has called for legal recognition of homosexual unions.
We must stand firm with the Church. No matter the cost. Only those who persevere to the end will have their names written in the Book of Life.

Life and Family: What the Church teaches about homosexual inclinations :: CNA


Life and Family: What the Church teaches about homosexual inclinations :: CNA

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DAVID BOHNETT--Wealthy homosexual activist advises active measures? against religious opponents


Wealthy homosexual activist advises active measures against religious opponents

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Monday, October 5, 2009

'DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA' BY JOHN ROBBINS

The link between meat and cancer has also been well-established. Dr. Gio B. Gori, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, testified before Congress that nutrition is the key to prevention and control of cancer, and that evidence "makes this notion not only possible but certain (that) dietary factors responsible (are) principally meat and fat intake." We also know the less fiber in people's diet, the more often they get colon cancer. (Animal products have no fiber.)

Read the embarrassing answer given to a Senate committee by the director of the NationalCancer Institute in 1976 when asked why his organization spends only 1 percent of its budgeton the area of diet. Robbins quotes two-time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling as stating, "Everyone should know the war on cancer is largely a fraud." Robbins notes, " Today, treating cancer is a huge business. Every 30 seconds another American is diagnosed as having the disease. Typical cancer patients spend over $25,000 to try to treat their condition." Because treatment is more profitable than prevention, Robbins says, " We are losing a war we could prevent."

Robbins envisions a time when people understand the consequences of a meat-centered diet,and make a change for the sake of their own personal health, for the sake of animals, and for the sake of our environment. With decreased personal costs for food, medical care and insurance, more efficient use of natural resources and less dependence on foreign oil, he sees potential for major economic benefits.

But, he notes: "At the present time, when most of us sit down to eat, we aren't very aware of how our foodchoices affect the world. We don't realize that in every Big Mac there is a piece of the tropical rain forests, and with every billion burgers sold another hundred species become extinct. We don't realize that in the sizzle of our steaks there is suffering of animals, the mining of our topsoil, the slashing of our forests, the harming of our economy, and the eroding of our health.
We don't hear in the sizzle the cry of the hungry millions who might otherwise be fed. We don't see the toxic poisons accumulating in the food chains, poisoning our children and our earth for generations to come."