Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I felt quite well for a person who had been sentenced to death.Testimonial #990------
Submitted By: Darlene
My name is Darlene and I was diagnosed with a rare form of LEUKEMIA in 2002. My doctors told me that I had about 5-years to live and that, unfortunately, there was no effective treatment for my leukemia. After two years had gone by, still no effective treatment had become available for me, and I was feeling sicker and weaker by the day. As a devout Christian, I prayed to the Lord to guide me. In March 2004, during one of the many on-line searches to understand the progression of my rare leukemia; I came across the Hallelujah Acres web page. I didn't find anything on leukemia, although I did read about other types of cancers that were helped by The Hallelujah Diet. I read about the importance of eating live food because our bodies where made up of live cells. It seemed so right, so I immediately embraced The Hallelujah Diet. I made certain modifications to it. However, that is, I virtually eliminated all sugars, including those found in fruits and their juices. I began juicing twice a day, primarily dark leafy-green organic vegetables mixed with organic carrots. WITHIN FOUR MONTHS I FELT UNUSUALLY HEALTHY. I DIDN'T FEEL WEAK OR FATIGUED. MY DEPRESSION DISAPPEARED. I told my husband, who is an ordained minister, that I felt quite well for a person who had been sentenced to death.

When I went to the doctor that week, he told me that there was something odd in my blood test/flow cytometry. I was concerned! He then told me that he COULDN'T FIND THE LEUKEMIA! He wanted me to have another bone marrow biopsy,but I wasn't ready. (I had already had two in the past, and the results of the second were worse than the first.) I told him that I wanted to wait a little longer. He agreed. Four months later he insisted that I have the biopsy, because again, MY BLOOD SHOWED NO SIGNS OF CANCER. This time I said 'yes.' Two weeks later I had my third bone marrow biopsy. A week later the doctor called me to his office and told me THAT THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF LEUKEMIA IN MY BONE MARROW! TEARY EYED I PRAISED GOD! He added, that in all of his years practicing medicine, he had never seen a patient go into remission without treatment!
I told him about this blessed Hallelujah Diet, and this is what he responded: 'Whatever you're doing, keep doing it!'

P.S. My Husband John is cancer free after living this vegan diet since Feb. 2001.


Testimonies on the Hallelujah Acres website have been submitted voluntarily without promise of compensation or publication. Claims expressed are solely those of the individual; these claims have not been verified, nor are they intended to represent typical results of making a diet change.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Saint Anthony Story

by Loretta O'Donovan

All my life, I've had a devotion to Saint Anthony. As a child I would often pray to him for lost articles. I had a medal of Saint Anthony that I wore around my neck. I lost my medal one year on our last visit to the family cottage. I prayed and prayed to him that I would find it. But the time came for us to leave and I still couldn't find my medal. Over the winter I forgot about it, but on our first visit in the spring, there was my medal on a dirt road among the stones!

The most humorous story I ever heard regarding Saint Anthony was told by my mother. She had an aunt who prayed to Saint Anthony for many years. Every night she knelt before her statue of Saint Anthony and asked him to find her a husband. She prayed and prayed faithfully, but her prayers just weren't being answered. Finally one day, feeling discouraged and angry that Saint Anthony wasn't answering her prayers, she took the statue and threw it out the window. It flew out of her apartment window and bonked an pedestrian on the head. The man saw which window the statue had come from, and returned it to her.

They married shortly after. I'm sure the bump had healed by then.

Saint Anthony definitely sees the humorous side of things. I'm sure there are many times that we all need a whack on the head before we can see God's will for our lives.

Acid/Alkaline (pH) Levels Determine Whether You Live Or Die ....copy and paste to read entire article.....
1.How many know something about pH – The acid/alkalinity of the body? Amazingly, and without fail, almost everyone attending the seminar raises their hand to indicate that they do know something about pH. Next Question:
2.Should the body be in an acid or alkaline state? This question always brings a resounding response of “ALKALINE.” Next Question:
3.If the body should have an alkaline pH, why do you eat a diet that is predominantly ACID? Silence fills the room!

Keep Your Bloods pH in the Alkaline Zone

Few people realize that if the pH (the acid/alkaline balance) of the blood drops below 7.0 and (into the acid range), the body becomes first catatonic, then comatose, and then the person dies. Interestingly, if the body’s pH rises above 7.45 it can lead to excessive alkalosis and even death if not quickly corrected. Maintaining proper blood pH is essential for keeping us alive and well on planet earth.

Some body fluids must be acid for proper digestion i.e. stomach acids (we will learn more about the importance of maintaining stomach acidity next week, along with the dangers of antacids). Thus it is important that all body fluids maintain proper pH. This isn’t difficult if we eat what God intended us to eat. (We will look at God’s intentions further along in this article.)

What We Eat and Drink Determines Body pH

Everything we place into our mouth in the form of food or drink or drug, has either an acidifying or alkalizing effect upon the body’s pH (acid/alkaline balance).

Acidifying Foods & Drugs

•All flesh foods are highly acidic – beef, pork, chicken, and fish (including salmon)
•All dairy foods are highly acidic, with cheese being the most acidic)
•Refined sugar is highly acidic
•Beer has a pH of 3.9 – 4.2 pH) and coffee a pH of 4.7 (both extremely acidic)
•Chocolate has a pH of 3.7, one of the most acidic things one can consume next to:
•Soft drinks have a pH ranging from 2.3 to 3.5, so acidic it eats away tooth enamel.
•Almost all drugs are acidic
•Most grains are acidic – especially wheat and wheat flour products

Alkalizing Foods

Almost all plant sourced foods leave an alkaline ash and thus have an ALKALIZING effect on the body. Barley Grass is one of the most alkalizing foods. Other alkalizing foods would include avocados, beets, carrots, all greens, almonds, and sunflower seeds, and even flax oil. A few plant foods leave an acid ash – blueberries, cranberries, plums, prunes, some nuts, seeds, and legumes.

Mother’s colostrum and breast milk have a pH of 7.4, which is alkaline, the same pH as the blood flowing through the human body. Cow milk has a pH below 7.0, thus making it an acid food. Placing acid cow milk into the human baby or adult has a negative effect upon the body’s pH and is just one more reason babies as well as adults should never consume cow milk or anything made from it (cheese, yogurt, etc.).

Since all substances placed into the mouth have a pH value, it is easy to see how foods and drinks either acidify or alkalize the body and thus have an effect upon our health, blood, life, and longevity.

To prevent the blood from becoming even slightly acidic, which would cause death, the body will use the following means to get rid of or neutralize the excess acid:
1.The body will store excess acid in the muscles, one of the primary causes of fibromyalgia.
2.Acid helps facilitate the creation of plaque and cholesterol on arterial walls.
3.Creates adipose fat cells causing weight gain.
4.Cause blood to clot.
5.Store extra water to help neutralize the acid (edema).
6.Induce hot flashes, sweating, and rashes in an effort to expel the acid.
7.Cause colds, and other immune responses to get rid of the excess acid.
8.Draw alkaline minerals like calcium from tissues, bones and teeth in an effort to neutralize the acidity (causing osteoporosis).
When the body is unable to get rid of sufficient acid, decay begins to literally decompose the body as it begins the process of returning the body back to the dust from which it came:

The information you are about to read could be some of the most valuable information regarding your health and longevity you have ever read. This information can make the difference between a long healthy life and a sickness filled life along with an early and untimely death. Following is some valuable information to help us better understand the importance of maintaining proper pH balance within the body:

The pH scale runs from “0” (extremely acid) to “14” (extremely alkaline). A pH of 0-6.9 is acid; 7 is neutral, 7.1 to 14, is alkaline. Each unit increases by a factor of 10. To neutralize 1 part of acid requires 10 parts of alkalinity.

The pH of the blood is 7.35 to 7.45 (slightly alkaline)

If the pH of the blood drops below 7:0, and into the acid zone, YOU DIE! Likewise if the blood becomes too alkaline you die.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus

O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other Wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins, and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen.

It is related in the annals of Clairvaux that St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering and Our Lord answered: "I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a grievous Wound, which was more painful than the others and which is not recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee whatsoever thou dost ask through Its virtue and merit. And in regard to all those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins."
Imprimatur: Thomas D. Beaven
Bishop of Springfield, Ma.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

When did the Church established by Jesus Christ get the name Catholic?

Christ left the adoption of a name for His Church to those whom he commissioned to teach all nations. Christ called the spiritual society He established, "My Church" (Mt. xvi, 18), "the Church" (Mt. xviii, 17).

In order to have a distinction between the Church and the Synagogue and to have a distinguishing name from those embracing Judaic and Gnostic errors we find St. Ignatius (50-107 A.D.) using the Greek word "Katholicos" (universal) to describe the universality of the Church established by Christ. St. Ignatius was appointed Bishop of Antioch by St.Peter, the Bishop of Rome. It is in his writings that we find the word Catholic used for the first time. St. Augustine, when speaking about the Church of Christ, calls it the Catholic Church 240 times in his writings.

St. Ignatius of Antioch, disciple of the Apostle John, concerning the heretics of his day wrote: "They have abstained from the Eucharist and prayer, because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of Our Savior Jesus Christ."

St. Justin Martyr, another Church Father of the second century wrote: "This food is known among us as the Eucharist... We do not receive these things as common bread and common drink; but as Jesus Christ our Savior, being made flesh by the Word of God."

"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life everlasting and I will raise Him up on the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed" (John 6:54-56) "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" they argued. (John 6:53) "And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. THIS IS MY BODY. And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. FOR THIS
IS MY BLOOD." (cf. Matt. 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20).

In the most unequivocal language the Apostles affirmed that the bread and wine duly consecrated on the altar did in fact become the actual Substance of the Savior. Declared the Apostle Paul: "The chalice of benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord?" (1 Cor. 10:16)

....Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained." (John 20:19-23). "Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven." (Matt. 18:18) "Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God ..." (Acts. 20:28) "And when they had
ordained to them priests in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed." (Acts 14:22). " He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth Him that sent me." - Luke 10:16

Catholic Church is the church most united in Christ. The spectacle of one billion Catholics, three-fifths of all professed Christians, perfectly, indomitably united in belief, in organization, and in worship - the historical fact that Catholics, consistently the largest body of Christians in the world, have always been thus perfectly united - was evidence nobody can not ignore. Here is the unity of Bible prophecy -
nowhere else on the Christian scene was there a unity nearly so compact, nearly so long-lived. Nowhere else on the Christian scene was there a unity so obviously permanent.

Wrote the great St. Cyprian in the third century: "God is one and Christ is one, and one is His Church, and the faith is one, and one His people welded together by the glue of concord into a solid unity of body. Unity cannot be rent asunder, nor can the one body of the Church, through the division of its structure, be divided into separate pieces" (St. Cyprian, On the Unity of the Church, chap 23).

Like His glorified body in Heaven, Christ's Mystical Body on earth never was and never will be a disjoined body. St. Paul said, a member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. (Eoh. 5:30) ...Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. ...That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in
thee; that they also may be one in us... I in them, and thou in me; that they maybe made perfect in one." (John 17:1-23).

You can see in Sacred Scripture that Christ's true church is not the "learning" church but is manifestly a TEACHING church. Moreover, it is evident that Christ's true church is an INFALLIBLE teacher, never liable to teach false doctrine "All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching then to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matt.28:18-20). "As the Father hath sent me, I also send you." (John 20:21). Here again is a clear, unmistakable reference to the teaching mission of His Church; for here He is telling the Apostles that they had fallen heir to His own teaching mission. His Church was to be no less of a teacher than He was.

Here is another evidence that Catholic Church is an INFALLIBLE teacher, never liable to teach false doctrine: "These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you. ... when the Paraclete cometh, whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceedeth from the Father, he shall give testimony of me. And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning." (John 14:25-26; 15:26-27).

Compiled by Rafael Brom from: "True Church", "Radio Replies" by Fr. Chas. M. Carty & Rev. Dr. L. Rumble, M.S.C. and "Confession of a Roman Catholic" by Paul Whitcomb, a former Protestant Minister. Published by TAN Books and Publishers, Inc. Available in Apologetics Sections of


In 397 A.D., the Catholic Church gave a definitive decision as to which writings and books should be admitted into the Bible and which should be rejected, and every book which is in the Protestant New Testament today, was put there by Pope Siricus and the Catholic Bishops in the year 397 A.D. If Christ
had intended that men should learn Christianity from the New Testament, what about the hundreds who lived before the first Bible was given to the world by the Catholic Church? Luther's Protestant Bible came out 1520 and before his Bible the Catholic Bible had been translated into Spanish, Italian,
Danish, French, Norwegian, Polish, Bohemian, Hungarian and English, there was exactly 104 editions in Latin; 38 editions in German language, 25 editions in Italian language, 18 in French. In all 626 editions of the Bible with 198 in the language of the laity, had been edited before the fist Protestant Bible was sent forth into the world.

What books are not found in Protestant Bible?

They are Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch and the two Books of Machabees, together with fragments of Esther (x.4; xvi, 24), and Daniel (iii, 24-90; xii., xiv). These books were contained in the Alexandrian list or Canon of Books which was used by Greek-speaking Jewsof Alexandria, Asia Minor, Greece and Italy.

Why did Luther reject 7 books from the Bible?

Because they did not suit his new doctrines. He had arrived at the principle of private judgment - of picking and choosing religious doctrines; and whenever any book, such as the book of Machabees, taught a doctrine contrary to his taste he rejected it overboard and overboard that book went because it says: 2 Mach. xii 46, "it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from sins." He not only cast out certain books, but he mutilated some that were left. For example, not pleased with St. Paul's doctrine, "we are justified by faith," Luther added the word "ALONE" to make the sentence read: "We are justified by faith alone." His explanation of this insertion is found in his own words, "I know very well that the word 'alone' is not in the Latin and Greek texts; but Dr. Martin Luther will have it so, and I order it to be so, and my will is reason enough. " St. Paul writes under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Luther creates a Lutheran Bible under his own audacity. He shows little respect for the Bible when he calls the Epistle of St. James "an Epistle of straw with no character of the Gospel in it." He spoke disparagingly about the Epistle of St. Jude, the Epistle to the Hebrews, and the beautiful Apocalypse of St. John.

The Lord's Prayer or the Our Father is in the Bible, but Catholic prayer differs from the Protestant. Protestants use a conclusion which was not in the original Greek copies of the New Testament, namely, "For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen." Catholics say the Lord's Prayer properly. Before the last book in the New Testament was written the Catholic Church celebrated her golden jubilee; 11 of the Apostles had died.

Hence, THE BIBLE CAME FROM THE CHURCH. THE CHURCH DID NOT COME FROM THE BIBLE. Christianity existed over 300 years without one single Bible Christian.

Compiled by Rafael Brom from: "Bible" and "Radio Replies" by Fr. Chas. M. Carty & Rev. Dr. L. Rumble, M.S.C., Published by TAN Books and Publishers, Inc. Available in Catholic Books and Videos by Subject Sections of