Thursday, July 30, 2009

USA: Catholic Charities USA (Caritas Internationalis), Society of Saint Vincent De Paul, Catholic Health Association: support Universal Abortion plan in America?

(Social Justice South Africa; c.f. Yahoo  News (American ; Independent; Secular): press release of ALL(American Life league) (Catholic; Independent; American) Wednesday 29 / 07 | June / 2009 ;  Reuters (British; independent; Secular) Wednesday 04 / 02 | February / 2009 (Press release from Catholic Charities USA) ; Thursday 05 / 02 | February / 2009 (Press release from Catholic Charities USA)  ; 24 / 02 | February / 2009 (Press release from Catholic Charities USA)  ; American Papist (Catholic; Independent; American) Thursday 30 / 07 | July / 2009 ; Catholic World News (CWNEWS) (Catholic; Independent; American) 14 / 07 | July / 2009  ; White House Website (American; Governmental; Secular) 13 / 07 | July / 2009 ; Catholic News Agency (Catholic; independent; American) via EWTN (Catholic; American; Independent) 24 / 07 | July / 2009 )

Article by Marc Aupiais

The American Life League (ALL), and LifeSitenews as well as esteemed Catholic journalist: Thomas Peters, known also for the website "American Papist" : have accused Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA : one of three Caritas Internationalis organizations in the United States of America), Society of Saint Vincent De Paul, and the Catholic Health Association: of supporting universal funding for abortion by American taxpayers.

All three Charity organizations have been lobbying, according to these news sources: for a healthcare reform project currently being pushed by pro-abortion Democrat American President- Barack Obama. The reform would involve an American "Universal health insurance" scheme- funded by taxpayers. This same scheme has been attacked by generally credible news sources- for allegedly including wide funding for abortion as an important effect of the plan. Despite the reportedly pro-abortion effect of the legislation, all three organizations are allegedly attempting to mobilize support for passing the legislation, which has generally become known as "ObamaCare"!

Prior this latest incident: Rev. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA (a member organization of the Caritas Internationalis umbrella organization), recently also wrote a letter stressing the importance of healthcare reform as a priority, vaguely skimming over abortion in this. Rev. Larry Snyder is an advisor to Barack Obama on religious issues, via Barack Obama's President's Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (since February 2009). When he accepted the position earlier this year- he claimed that messages which were sent him from those opposing his work with Barack Obama based on anti-abortion sentiments- were hate-mail saying that these claimed his actions were worthy of hell. In his talk, in Washington DC, after having accepted his position as an advisor on religion to Barack Obama- he quoted Barack Obama- as an important source on some of the issues he was attempting to promote.

Catholic Charities USA- then sent his speech via a press release to media, including Reuters.

Caritas Internationalis- has been involved in several scandals involving alleged use of funding for the promotion of an abortionist agenda. After our organization published an interview with Caritas Internationalis Secretary general- Lesley-Anne Knight- earlier this year, we were encouraged in a manner including threats- to no longer cover the story at the time- a story involving alleged funding of pro-abortion campaigners in Mexico, via funds given Caritas' Canadian branch: "Development and Peace", often during collection in Churches. Caritas Internationalis Secretary General- Lesley-Anne Knight, did not answer our organization's question as to whether or not general Caritas funding went towards the Canadian funding of Mexican groups.

On the 13th of July 2009 (earlier this month), Dr. Regina Benjamin, a board member of the Catholic Health Association (one of the three organizations campaigning for Obama's health reform), was nominated as Surgeon General of the United States of America, by US President Barack Obama (White House Website (American; Governmental; Secular) 13 / 07 | July / 2009 ).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What is traditional marriage- article possibly on the way!

Notation By Marc Aupiais

A recent article on our service got an interesting response. We have been attempting to give secular responses to proposed legislation in a specific country: legislation which the Catholic doctrine and dogma would consider immoral.

In our article we attempted to emphasise the value of secular- western traditional marriage- something so much less than sacramental marriage- but still so important in what it does.

The interesting comment we received- was that in many societies- the concept of traditional marriage is no longer something which is accurately spoken of- and may well not be understood by many readers, especially in their surroundings.

We therefore are looking into whether or not one of our correspondents, perhaps even myself- should write one or more articles about marriage- we might possibly even attempt to do so via responses to different articles.

Please do continue to contact us with your requests and thoughts and comments- these help shape our service- to a useful degree!

Marc Aupiais
Editor

Apologetical Analysis- the trouble with trivialising marriage

Analytical apology by Marc Aupiais

It is a concept so central to western society- that it has in the past determined a man's class. It is in a way- is the most basic structure keeping stability within the cultures which value it most.

A child from a broken, unstable, weakened family- is shown to be more susceptible to unwanted influences such as drugs, or crime. The child without a strong family basis does not have the same advantage that the child which lives in a stable- healthy environment experiences.

The concept of marriage- does not refer to a good for the family alone- a marriage is something which benefits society- the strong vows and many other factors- show both that Marriage creates just restrictions, and secondly that a large portion of its benefits are gained by the child and thus by society- which is maintained via stable families.

The reason that society places such value on marriage- apart from religious reasons, and from the benefits and protections given the couple- is that marriage is an important factor in creating stable families.

If this were not so- would it be just to treat married people so differently from unmarried ones- to treat couples better than lone individuals?

The strength of marriage in society filters into the strength of the basic family unit- and from there- into the depths of society as a whole.

It has been shown that recognition of lesser unions- have made those who are in a weaker position: who would want more protection via marriage- more susceptible to falling for lesser protection.

Allowing registered lesser relations, with less protection to the weaker partner- may well cause some few to be more powerful under the law- yet the many who would have chosen stronger protection- could well be tempted to enter a lesser agreement.

The lesser agreement- means a less stable partnership, and less stability and strength in a family- especially as the partners are not vowed to one another, and as the consequences of breaking the agreement are lesser for the stronger party.

It is my personal opinion that legal recognition of Domestic Partnerships in South Africa- would have a negative impact on the fabric of our society- a society where many families are already weak or broken.

I would urge our readers strongly to defend the structure of marriage against all attacks.

The impact a couple have on their own children- affects all of us. Marriage is a community event and a marriage's success or failure hurts or aids the community.

When the law focuses too much on the individual and not enough on their positive or negative impact on the fabric of society- this is dangerous.

All that is good- is that which is for life- whether our own or life in general- that which is bad- is damaging to life. Any other standards- ethically should rest or fall on one standard- are they good for life- for the single life, and that of the many?

Both are important: both individual and group- we do believe that some women who would have entered marriage or left their boyfriend under the current situation- could well be forced or pressured into receiving only a lesser protection- should these registered and unregistered domestic partnerships be accepted!

But in general- we would also like to warn our readers- that all the interferences with the family structure in South Africa have an effect on us all- there is no ethical justification of giving couples who are together such protection as that of marriage- except with their children in mind- and the family's impact considered.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The compass of Your own very own life!

Article by Marc Aupiais

We often hear of death, and of those things which destroy lives. We often hear of bad influences- and of dangerous situations. When we hear of these- it is often is a neutral- or hurt tone.

The reason God forbids sin- is that the human soul is made of truth. Our being's skeleton- our life is a structure made of truth. It is why we call our soul wise- reasoned. The truth vibrates as wisdom- this is the form the structure of truth takes. Yet, when we turn to lies, or allow ourselves to turn into fools- our soul becomes damaged- so that if we died- we may never recover our fuller soul.

People in an egg race walk differently- as with those carrying something fragile, or a near fill glass of water. Your soul is the source of your personal life- through connecting your being to God. It is special, unique. Worth walking in a manner others don't.

Yet, in this modern era- we cannot rely any longer on our society- our fellows: or those who are tasked to save our beings- in order to find the way to God.

For this reason- Lumen Gentium XVI becomes utterly important. God will judge us each individually- and by the same standard.

Did we seek the deeper truth? Did we seek to obey it? Seeing the truth about God- what you sensed of the Gospel, of the Reality of our being- did you accept and eat of it? Did you crave it or persevere in seeking truth? Or perhaps those other aspects of conscience and intuitive truth- which cause our seeking of God and our craving for an existence of truth and ethical existence!

The reason we must become Catholics, and true- obediently moral, ethical, reverent Catholics- is because the Church is part of the gospel truth- and we must eat of the truth to sustain the soul.

This is why sacraments are so utterly powerful- they are dispensations of the necessary Truth- of the Divine Truth we call grace- which sustains a man.

It is also why prayers to saints are so powerful, and why righteous prayers are answered- why good men are heard by God first. They are more true in their lifestyle- their souls' connection with God are stronger- more healthy.

In this life of ours- our conscience- the presence which softly prompts like a soft- deep intuitive truth- is our compass- as our inner intuition is a dynamic compass, and so much more.

By our conscience we are judged- its testimony is heard, even like the loudest of noise- in heaven- and it creates a hurt inside when we sin. It will not hesitate to note it if we know the truth and refuse to eat of it- to live of it.

We who have conscience cannot purely blame another. Those who have harmed our ability to obey God have committed the gravest of sins- and they too will face their conscience- and the will of God. But you individually need to care for you.

This is why Jesus wisely says- take the log out of your own eye before tending to the splinter in your brother's eye. You must save yourself first- and care for your own soul first- if you ever want to safely save another.

The first step in spreading the gospel is becoming truth. Then too- you must care for your neighbour who is in your care. The priest is a doctor- the sacraments his equipment. Still- if you have been given a soul to care about- you must see the soul through to heaven- in a firm, patient- Godly manner.

Personal responsibility is the most important thing- should you desire to enter God's House, when your last breath has left!

Prayer- is a vital truth, but to conscience- to intuitive truth- be true. The man's inner being is truth. In it we judge truth from falseness.

We are saved in sacraments and by and in truth. Faith- hope- love- none exist in any true, good way in relation to God without Truth. God is Truth. Literally!

This is why we must discern within our being- and turn ourselves entirely into God's service, in our everyday existence and hopes.

Concern over domestic partnerships bill

Concerns raised by the Editor of South African Catholic

We at South African Catholic- would like to raise serious concern over proposed legislation- recognising cohabitation sexual partners in South Africa. Adhering to the clear Catholic belief that the Family is the most basic structure of a civilised society- we would like to express our concern- that a society already damaged by the impact Apartheid had on the family: and thereby on the South African Nation- could be further damaged and hurt by the giving of what Catholic Doctrine would consider: as even further recognition to extra-"marital" relationships- in a manner involving legal consequences- should these be broken off.

We would further like to note serious opposition to the proposition of some- that a person in a civil marriage should be allowed to enter into such Domestic Partnership- with a person not their spouse- thereby incurring the maintenance requirements to their domestic partner- associated with the proposed bill.

We believe such suggestion could be prejudiced against the position of the other spouse in a marital relationship, and could destroy relations, and the good health and position of valid children- within said marriage.

South African Catholic firmly believes that it is foundational to any long lasting, successful society- to have lifelong marriage between one man and one woman- exclusive of all other persons so far as marital relations are concerned- and with the aim, or possibility of raising good children at its core- as a central and over-riding influence in society!

It is our firm belief that the basis of secure families- are a foundation to saving our nation from the corruption and deterioration that have so often surfaced. We encourage our government and the South African people- to once again realise the tremendous value to the nation- of traditional- historic, western marriage.

We are deeply opposed to the proposed legislation- believing that it will not improve the lot of those persons engaged in these extra-marital activities.

Marriage is so binding- and so protected in our past and our history- precisely because of the impact which this has- on spouses, on families, on children- on society, and values- and ethics in a society. We would like the government to consider the real effect of marriage- as well as the effect, which the interventions with family life- on the family by the Apartheid government continue to have upon our society even today!

God bless,

Marc Aupiais

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday obligation and illness

Apology by Marc Aupiais

With the winter upon us, and the swine flew issue at large- with over 100 South African cases- I thought to look into writing an apologetical work on the issue of mass and personal illness. I hope our viewers will forgive the brevity.

Today is Sunday, and like many active Catholics I go to mass every Sunday, and feast days when I remember these. When sick however, or if there are other valid mitigating circumstances- I do not attend mass- but not out of any perception of acceptable laxness. It is valid to miss mass when one is ill- or caring for those who are ill. How ill one must be- is a matter for the personal conscience.

With the swine flew pandemic, and many other issues faced by our readers throughout the world- it is perhaps important to note how sickness relates to our grave obligation to attend a valid mass on Sunday and on other days of obligation in our local diocese. We have previously listed all the days of obligation in the "Southern Africa" jurisdiction. I think there are about three which do not fall on a Sunday. Internationally there are about 11 universal days of Obligation- which individual conferences or dioceses can ask the Vatican for exemption from.

Illness, or caring for the ill, is a valid reason to miss mass. That said- if you are really ill- consider having yourself placed on a communion for the sick list from a nearby parish. Certainly contact a medical professional if needed- for medical treatment!

The reason we are obligated to attend mass- is because of the spiritually nourishing and healing and protective effect of mass- and especially in the Lord's Supper. I may note that while in South Africa, I have often noted a lack of reverence for the Divine Host, among our priests- that it is important that you take the Body of Christ with the utmost respect- and especially not take Christ's body and blood in mortal sin, or if you are not in communion with the church! Also consider weekly confession before taking communion- it is God you are consuming after all.

If you are seriously sick- ask for the anointing of the sick from a priest- this should include confession and the taking of the host.

Do not underestimate the power of grace in sickness- but also remember that there are measures in place to allow those who are ill to get the host at home, these can also stop the spread of sickness. Also, remember that while the church is a doctor of souls- that if you may be ill- it may be best to visit your local medical doctor or clinic.

Holding hands during the Pater or Our Father prayer- is not actually regulation- I.e. It is neither encouraged nor recognised- and the sign of peace does not have to be a handshake- it can be a cordial nod- one should take concern over their health during mass- and attempt to stop illness spreading.

Personally I also take communion on the tongue- which when done properly- does not involve a hand touching my mouth- and means that one less pair of hands have touched the host- that said, I am no health expert. I would not advise taking of the Blood of Christ if there is sickness in your community- and while we are obligated to attend mass- you are not obligated to take communion except possibly once at the Easter period.

Hope this information has been useful! God bless, and remember- you are important enough to God to not be forced to go to mass when ill- that is just part of why the obligation is lifted. That said- it is still a grave duty to attend under normal circumstances.

I would also like to state that this is not medical advice, and should not be taken as medical advice. It is only to be relied on at your own risk!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Europe; EU; England; London: Long lost mystery novel of controversial Roman Catholic author Graham Greene, discovered: from year of his conversion

(See What We See News and Archive; c.f. Reuters (secular; independent; British) 20 / 07 | July / 2009 - also in Yahoo News (Secular; independent; American)- quoted as from Reuters 20 / 07 | July / 2009 and in News 24 (Secualr; Independent; South African) 20 / 07 / 2009 ; The Independent (Secular; Independent; British) 21 / 07 | July / 2009 ; First Things (Inter-religious Institute; American; Independent) Article via Catholic Education Resource Center (Catholic; independent; American) __ /11 | November / 1999 ; ICN [Independent Catholic News] (Independent; British; Catholic) 09 / 06 | June / 2009 ; Lay Witness (unknown to our service) via Catholic Education Resource Center (Catholic Independent; American) __ / 06 | June / 2001 ; Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity (Unknown to our service) via Catholic Education Resource Center (Catholic Independent; American) __ / 03 | March / 2003  ;  BBC World News (Secular; Governmental; British) Graham Greene Century ; Arena Graham Greene)

Article by Marc Aupiais

Manuscript Discovered- from the year Greene converted to Catholicism

Famous for novels such as the Quiet American, and The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene, certainly had both fame and infamy in his life, but it seems, his current last word- or should we say lost words, is from an early part of his life, from the year when he converted to Roman Catholicism, from Agnosticism-  before he became infamous, and famous.

"The Empty Chair", a +- 22 000 (Twenty-Two Thousand) word,  5 (five) chapter unfinished hand-written manuscript by famous, infamous Catholic Convert- Graham Greene (02nd October 1904 - 03rd April 1991), has been discovered by a scholar of the Humanities Center of the University of Texas: Francois Gallix, who studies the work of Greene.

The Novel is significant, according to the scholar, because it is from the same year (1926 A.D. when Greene was aged 22 [twenty-two]), when Greene converted to Roman Catholicism, and when he started working for the London Times, on a trial basis.

U.S. Strand magazine is serializing the Manuscript

The manuscript is being serialized by the United States based Strand magazine, which has its roots in Great Britain, and is known for publishing both famous and unearthed literary works for their readers. Strand will publish a chapter at a time- seemingly in each upcoming quarterly issue, and hopes that it will be allowed to ask readers to finish the work- another option being- to get another author to write an ending.

Why Greene chose not to finish the work, and not to publish it, is uncertain. It was written around the time he chose to start writing seriously in order to become a published author.

Greene's Catholicism- an Interesting figure

While originally writing against the suppression and persecution of Catholicism, by the communist regimes of the last century- Green eventually because a sympathizer with those Polish Catholics, and others, who collaborated with the communists. He even became a proud advocate of the Communist ideology- so openly condemned by the church.

The famous author, who converted at age 22, had  certainly had many questionable incidents. He apposed Pope John Paul II on communism, and the sexual ideology of the church. In his later life, the man is also alleged to have had an affair on his wife with an American: Catherine Walston, who was married to someone else at the time.

Allegations involving Greene and communism, have also been found to include notation of the infamous Kim Philby, who had been his superior in World War II. Greene had spent much time in his life attempting to justify Philby's turning to the Solviets. Greene himself, having spent a stint in the British MI6, under Philby- during World War II, became increasingly communistic in his later days, as was seen by some as apparent in his writings.

He died, seemingly never revoking his Catholicism, but also having gained a reputation among some, for his life, which was not seen as in line with the Catholic faith- most especially his sexual activity, and his political yearnings. He was known to carry a picture of Saint Padre Pio around with him, having refused a meeting with the saint when he had a chance to meet with Pio earlier in life- when he had feared meeting what he thought may be a saint: least he be changed. While his earlier books, were credited with an apparent ability to see into the human "soul", his later works were seen as political. They also are alleged to have become shorter over time. He seems to have been accompanied at his death-bed by a priest.

The Manuscript in Context

This latest discovery, would surely be of note then: it falls into the period when famous and infamous Greene, first encountered Catholicism as a convert, and first really attempted to become an author. It (the murder mystery) has been compared to a work of Agatha Christie.











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Monday, July 20, 2009

A look at witchcraft and society

Article by Marc Aupiais

Witchcraft, sorcery, magic of sorts, is often included in children's' television, and even in more adult shows and movies. With L'Osservatore Romano, recently endorsing the Harry Potter franchise, keeping up a very liberal editorial scheme: in which they have consistently contradicted Pope Benedict XVI: I think it important to cover this issue. That said, as I have stated before, I am not entirely against the use of 'magic' as a plot device- in the entertaining arts.

With the physical, there is both good and evil, fullness and lack that is: but the spiuritual is imperishable: and is therefore either of life, or of death: there are no two sides to any one force: each spiritual element falls purely within the spectrum of good and for life, and evil, which is lack and always leads to death. There is prayer, conscience, intuition on the side of good, but sorcery and spells and the evil rituals etc, are always on the side of evil. How then do we chose which television and books to be entertained by, and which to allow children to make use of?

Personally, I believe that these books, including Harry Potter, can have both good and bad effects. The closer to the actual effect of witchcraft, or occult worship these come: the more dangerous: the more fantastical: the less dangerous: but still a danger to the weak.

The positive of these shows, is that magic can be seen as an example of power. In fact, of sorcery we say: that it comes from an evil desire to lord power over our fellow men. Magic and power, are intricately connected, and so: in the metaphor of magic for power, we can see some benefits in teaching. Unfortunately, this comes with the negative side effect of possibly promoting sorcery.

As every evil is a distorted version of good: I would say that the distortion which comes with the idea of sorcery, or the supposed power of it: is the distortion of an extremely powerful truth: that of the gospel.

The saints wield unusual powers over the lives of men, as with God: and the spiritual forces of good and evil: both exert force on the world. It is by rituals, and prayers, that we gain power in God: grace, salvation, hope, etc, and spells and movements and rituals mimic these evilly!

Granted, there is such a thing as the butterfly effect, and often the intuition tells man to take an action, and the intuition is proven correct, in the saving effect on the man: but intuition is observant, and in touch with Natural order, and reacts to what seems to be around one: sorcery, is active, and chooses not simply to adapt to the world for advantage: but rather to gain power over others in a way which involves interventions beyond our natural powers of self. That which is spiritual: above our natural ability that is: but not of us, and not of the side of Good, is not neutral.

Witchcraft: whether real or false: can be seen as a manifestation in the psyche: of the powers of good and evil: and evil, and of the power of prayer. After all, every spell: is it not generally a request: but he who requests of the unknown endangers himself. The Christian prayer is to God, who has all powers of good. The Christian also petitions saints, or acts according to his intuition, which is that depths which are blessed in God. The fact that prayers are not always directly answered in the expected manner- is to the credit of God, and saints, who better see our lives than mortal creatures can.

Witchcraft, ultimately leads to a desperation, a dependency on the unknown effect of seeming magic, and towards a desire to control the world, to the exclusion of God's plan even. With God, we know we depend on him anyway, even to breathe, what harm is it to rest more weight on the solid ground, or more dependency on God- so far as we do not neglect our responsibility to ourselves and others?

That which is unknown, or which we admit to be lacking and evil: should never be relied on. Rather, we know of a much more powerful force, who works only for our good: and who seeks to aid, and not harm us: his true children who obey Him.

Witchcraft, is a form of pride: that sin of sins.

And so, does that mean that we must avoid, and have others avoid all stories involving sorcery of sorts? It depends on the individual situation. There are certainly both good and bad effects, depending on the viewer: and with many viewers these effects, are surely multiplied!

I personally, see many metaphors to the Christian truth in many stories involving magic: after all: evil is lack, and there are lacking truths in everything. I say I see metaphors, in that these sorts of shows can in my view have very positive effects: that said, they can also harm the honest Christian.

Note: this article is written from the perspective of a Catholic, based on understanding of Catholic morals and doctrine: the references to good and evil, or to something harming or aiding a person, or to sins: are meant to be taken within this framework, and do not imply any extra-doctrinal meaning.




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Friday, July 17, 2009

Microblogging by SACNS over the past 3 days

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  1. 1.      Pope Benedict XVI hospitalized http://bit.ly/y2EGJ28 minutes ago from web
  2. 2.      Honduras: Bishops support "coup" government http://bit.ly/nLPdf28 minutes ago from web
  3. 3.      2nd Priest murdered this year in Communist Cubahttp://bit.ly/tOoAp28 minutes ago from web
  4. 4.      Some more recent tweets http://bit.ly/H1fKV29 minutes ago from web
  5. 5.      Article: some benefits of television, laughter http://bit.ly/11GZjn29 minutes ago from web
  6. 6.      Article: meaning of life & "life alike" http://bit.ly/UL1Pp30 minutes ago from web
  7. 7.      Bbc says pope reportedly ok!about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  8. 8.      I often find that what comes most naturally to me, is hard for others: and seldom, what is 'simple', can be difficult for one. We are uniqueabout 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  9. 9.      Evil... Has the power you give it over you. Evil is lack: the opposite of fullness. Fullness of truth, is our only remaining path to take!about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  10. 10.  What power we give evil, this power we have lost: less we fight, a hard fight to regain- or the saints and God reclaim it for our self!about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  11. 11.  Chastity is a full commitment. Every inch we give lust: it alters a mile of the soul, it snowballs. We must remain utterly pure- to survive!about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  12. 12.  We are impacted by our society- it is so often this impact which leads hard to end sins into being. We must lean on God and cleanse it away!about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  13. 13.  Have no faith that another is capable of good, and they likely shalln't be- because of you! Because you compromised!about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  14. 14.  Our world will be what God decides, our societies, are affected by our own individual thoughts, words, actions, truths and oppinion, serviceabout 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  15. 15.  Pray for the pope, hear he fell and got hurt!about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  16. 16.  The short temporal lives of the popes, are a reminder of our own mortal state. The position remains, as the holders change. Time is shortabout 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  17. 17.  The hardship of one day, is the blessing of another. All has a reason. We are but to serve, love, and seek truth persistently, with all!about 6 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  18. 18.  True power lies in intuitive, and other truth. Conscience is a friend, and guide. Hearing it benefits the soul: it gives us a better way outabout 6 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  19. 19.  We are revealed by what we deem just! By how we live, what we deem love!about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  20. 20.  Our true beliefs determine how we react and act! Our intuition let's us know our hope, and what pure belief does not always know!about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  21. 21.  We only tolerate evil while we cannot change things- when we have power to change- it is the duty of good- to alter reality & rid it of evilabout 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  22. 22.  We speak truth to become truth. We live truth to become utterly sane in God. We are truth, if we breath and be truth. It is the magic of allabout 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  23. 23.  The more powerful the truth in our prayer- the more effect the prayer shall have. It is why we must pray to saints! It is the power of theseabout 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  24. 24.  The deep deep magic, by which every miracle is. The powers and forces which govern our being- the magic of all is Truth- it is our powers!about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  25. 25.  We are our truth. However broken it is, we are!about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  26. 26.  A man is not the sum of his possessions, he is the sum of the truth within him. The man is summed by the truth within his or her being!about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  27. 27.  Man is not only largely water, his substance is truth, he lives, if he walks and breathes within & in truth! - Marcabout 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  28. 28.  It is always better to tell limited, or ommitted: truth, than a lie!about 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  29. 29.  Though I must pray, my task is also to act, affect change. This is a task, a Christian task assigned my soul in conscience- deep intuition!!about 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  30. 30.  I often think... My greatest impact is unseen, spiritual, for my every thought is a prayer of effect. This is my task, to serve in prayer!about 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  31. 31.  With sleep, by mimicking God, we serve him in rest, and with our inner, latent powers of truth!about 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  32. 32.  There is a fate- Of sorts! If not simply the sum of all forces, in reality, which in the end, is a closed system, containing all! inevitableabout 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  33. 33.  When we are saturated with regular thought and understand our intelligently formulated researched views: our decisions are better formulatedabout 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  34. 34.  To love a friend, is to care for their material being, and their destiny, the state of the soul. Half of friendship is being there & loving!5:05 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  35. 35.  To love your enemies is to simply treat them as they are due. To love your friends, is to not aid them in evil. Justice, when true, is love!5:02 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  36. 36.  Our people, our Nation, are not those we are born among: nor those we live by- it is the saints, we are destined to join, who are our people4:49 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  37. 37.  What is truth in this forest of life: like water, we can detect it, though men distract, and evil, tries ...even here; to make it evade us!3:39 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  38. 38.  When apart from friends, people often miss the friendship, not the friend. Yet the friendship is less important than a human soul...3:31 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  39. 39.  If good people do not hold their churches, communities, governments accountable: bad people will, but not to natural law!2:15 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  40. 40.  Still no explaination as to why a Catholic search service is blocked online in South Africa!1:36 PM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  41. 41.  It takes real actions to change the world. We must train up in goodness, and well placed mercy, least we be unprepared. Prayer is our magic!11:00 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  42. 42.  Infatuations pass... Only, and it is sometimes; sometimes ...Friendship lasts forever. This is why love is a high form of deep friendship...10:37 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  43. 43.  These similarities in life: all these ideas mimic, however broken: the gospel of Truth. It is a sign of the invasive truth, not relativeness10:27 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  44. 44.  Apathy is misunderstanding of life, circumstance, self! To care is to not be ignorant, but kindness can destroy too... To be wise is em ...10:07 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  45. 45.  The material world, as it appears: is only sometimes what really is;)!10:03 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  46. 46.  Anger is not evil: we feel it, because we have power to change things: how we react to emotion ...is what is ...good or evil! Be rati...10:02 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  47. 47.  I find it hard ...even: ...to reconcile my friends: ...must we expect the impossible: that all men must reconcile?9:59 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  48. 48.  We must attend the mass, even in sin: but must we disrespect, defile the Royal host, by taking it in a state of spiritual death!?9:56 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  49. 49.  The mass is a "prayer ritual": the so-called "highest form": use your body language to treat it as is due; ensure you've confessed your sin!9:54 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  50. 50.  Do not think it is the end times of the church: ...the death in our cultures is temporary: much still: from that war: in Europe & the world!9:47 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  51. 51.  Your live and times, shall reveal you. In the true kingdom: your every thought is known, recorded: that all may know! Think righteously then9:44 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  52. 52.  When we write your obituary, in the hidden hope of God: ...Shall we, your friends, and enemies: write you good... Or evil. And God: will say9:42 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  53. 53.  There are many unexplained events in life- let us not too quickly condemn these as bad, or those who believe in them. Not all is transparent9:38 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  54. 54.  Temporal happiness is but a mirage: true happiness, is not dependent on temporary events! It is joy to serve, even unto our own demise!;)9:33 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  55. 55.  Power- and popularity, esteem- is illusion, are illusion, but useful illusion to the living saint: for they who aim with all- to serve!9:30 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  56. 56.  Anything bad for the Catholic Faith- in a country- is bad, degrading for the entire nation... For the true Nation, is its Catholic center!;)9:28 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  57. 57.  Catholics worship saints, citizens worship judges, protestants the bible: but we only adore God: for it is the high worship he alone is due!8:56 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  58. 58.  We worship God, by worshiping others, true worship is love and we are commanded to love. It is why we call the worship due to God: adoration8:54 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  59. 59.  Deep inside us, we all want to treat someone special: to pull out the stops, embarressingly: saying they are better than others: to worship!8:50 AM Jul 16th from TwitterBerry
  60. 60.  Never hide from your truth. Yet know: ..it is deeper, greater than you know!;)10:05 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  61. 61.  We are truth, should we live in truth, for we are of truth!10:03 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  62. 62.  The true Christian is a prince, or princess, why else would angels, powers answer us?!!!10:02 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  63. 63.  We are all connected... We are all designed after ...purpose!9:57 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  64. 64.  Our perceptions are but relative. How are we to judge right and wrong, least intuitively, and by truth?9:41 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  65. 65.  Patience, submission to the cause of salvation, these are our path from temptation!9:39 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  66. 66.  The love of God is like no other love. We only rejoice in it when we realize our danger, our hope! It is the sweetest best love~ we need it!9:35 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  67. 67.  What is man? It's an important request. Man is what he is made to become- by God, or by lack. Man is the most privileged, endangered species9:30 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  68. 68.  One can close the door to the world, the world remains! We must live in this world- fighting dynamically for truth, goodness! ! Always;)!!!!9:27 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  69. 69.  Just power in good hands, is wonderful. Goodness should never give up its cause, least it lack soundness, and lose goodness! All has a place9:16 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  70. 70.  Do not underestimate your own power. You hold the force of life or death. Choose God, who is life. Every one thought alters the world fabric9:13 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  71. 71.  Be creative. There is a way through, a just solution in obedience to Truth, in any circumstance, every situation. The Christian, must think!9:12 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  72. 72.  The saint and saint in training, must consider their true nation, their citizenship as that of Heaven. It is our first Nation, our hope...9:07 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  73. 73.  It is better to obey than keep what hope, what temporary life you have- even should the opposition take your life, or smaller things. Submit9:05 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  74. 74.  Life is bigger, more nuanced than first expected. We are free, if our souls are healthy. We are endangered should we do evil!9:01 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  75. 75.  Science: extrapolation, based on the concept of the perception of apparent cause, and seeming effect. Intuition: believed felt perce...3:56 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  76. 76.  When we note that evil is lack; we understand why the church is called the fullness of truth.3:53 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  77. 77.  Truth is oft enveloped in layers of distortion. We must oft look from all around: to note the intricate threads below what once seemed real!3:52 PM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  78. 78.  The political is always personal- It relates to people, and affects human persons. Never forget this grave fact! For politics alter living!10:12 AM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  79. 79.  How different we all are, how altering our circumstance. One may be rejoicing as another person mourns: but we do all mourn all do rejoice5:58 AM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  80. 80.  I love winter, as we are in now: it let's you wear warm clothes, drink hot drinks. Why then do men hate difficulty: we should persevere on!5:52 AM Jul 15th from TwitterBerry
  81. 81.  Love is the foundation of the human person- it is in the rules of wisdom which govern all: it is part of it. Every evil is a twisting of it!9:26 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  82. 82.  A lie is never the right choice. Sometimes, the truth can be withheld, or hidden, but an open lie is never right. There are other ways9:24 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  83. 83.  When all else fades... Love remains. It is the fabric which binds our being. In the end, it is not emotion, but that of us: like God- Truth!9:22 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  84. 84.  Even now... All time: God is in the depths of you, and I am there in Spirit also, for we are connected, us people. Pray to God, as one here!9:18 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  85. 85.  It is always good to explore the feel of a problem: to know its extent, and the extent of our reach as this relates to solving the issue!3:04 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  86. 86.  Relax often, unwind, then throw yourself into work deeply. If we are rested, we achieve so much. God designed you to rest between work. Live2:55 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  87. 87.  With so much non-verbal communication, do not be surprized if your self perception influences others. Take care to be right with God then!2:42 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  88. 88.  Love is that perfectly dynamic sanity, which seems 2 some insane. It is not only emotion. Real love is a spiritual real thing. Is real truth2:03 PM Jul 14th from TwitterBerry
  89. 89.  Recent tweets on our microblogging platform: http://bit.ly/H1fKV7:26 AM Jul 14th from web
  90. 90.  editorial: Laughter and Television http://bit.ly/11GZjn7:25 AM Jul 14th from web
  91. 91.  12 / 07 Life and "life alike" http://bit.ly/UL1Pp7:25 AM Jul 14th from web
  92. 92.  12 / 07 Recent and not so recent tweets http://bit.ly/B7qpv7:24 AM Jul 14th from web
  93. 93.  12 / 07 Bishops on Crisis in Honduras http://bit.ly/18hOSt7:24 AM Jul 14th from web
  94. 94.  08 / 07 Pope's encyclical released: Charity in Truthhttp://bit.ly/10knu77:23 AM Jul 14th from web
  95. 95.  07 / 07 Saint Paul's Tomb Discovered! http://bit.ly/Qodkv7:22 AM Jul 14th from web
  96. 96.  06 / 07 Obama headed for Africa ("DARK CONTINENT")http://bit.ly/DVrJq7:21 AM Jul 14th from web
  97. 97.  04 / 07 America's Independence day! http://bit.ly/4mCFt7:21 AM Jul 14th from web
  98. 98.  UPDATE on: State to spy on RSA citizens? http://bit.ly/12MyAS7:20 AM Jul 14th from web
  99. 99.  RSA coal burning: too high emissions? http://bit.ly/UTrWH7:20 AM Jul 14th from web
  100. 100.                      01 / 07 Water crisis in cape within few years? http://bit.ly/1q1FcN7:19 AM Jul 14th from web
  101. 101.                      01 / 07 Beware, your conversations recorded? http://bit.ly/DThQx7:19 AM Jul 14th from web
  102. 102.                      30 / 06 Pope to meet Obama http://bit.ly/12DGHe7:18 AM Jul 14th from web
  103. 103.                      30/ 06 ANC in provincial Land grab? http://bit.ly/W0wrL7:17 AM Jul 14th from web
  104. 104.                      Retraction: involving Rorate Caeli http://bit.ly/6OQxm7:17 AM Jul 14th from web
  105. 105.                      28 / 06 Plastic bags levy in whales http://bit.ly/18x3CZ7:16 AM Jul 14th from web


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