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Monday, September 1, 2014

That moment when you realize your teenagers...


That moment when you realize that your teenagers, aren't really teenagers anymore, but young adults. That moment when you realize they do not need you on the long weekend to have fun. 

That moment when you realize that you need to 
let go even more. 

That moment when you realize their world is much, much bigger now!

That moment when you realize - it is OK. That moment when you are so grateful that you gave them your heart & soul.

That moment when you are soooooooooo very happy that you dd not let your career distract you from what matters most.

That moment when you thank God for His grace and provision, that moment when you need to trust Our Lord even more!

Sitting down to pray the rosary NOW for all parents in transition! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Miley Cyrus's SHOW CANCELLED for MORAL REASONS

Best News EVER!

"Miley Cyrus's upcoming concert in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled after the government banned her from performing on the grounds of morality. The commission that oversees public performances said the pop star would not be allowed to hold her show on September 13, 2014 because she "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."
(yahoo news)


Enough is enough.

Finally someone is taking a stand on these pornographic & perverse performances. 

I would like to publicly thank Our Lady of Altagracia,. I have full confidence that she interceded, working tirelessly as a mother would to protect the hearts and minds of her children.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pierce Brosnan - Catholic Hollywood Actor



Turns out Pierce Brosnan is an Irish Catholic that used to be an altar boy. 

Who would have ever thought? 

Here are some of the things he as said about his faith.

“[Prayer] helped me with the loss of my wife to cancer and

 with a child who had fallen on tough times. Now prayer 

helps me to be a father, to be an actor and to be a man.”



“God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in

the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear. It is a

constant, the language of prayer … 


I might not have got my sums right from the Christian

Brothers or might not have got the greatest learning of 

literature from them but I certainly got a strapping amount

of faith.”

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Boycott the movie 50 Shades of Grey - 27 Good Reasons WHY






Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 controversial, appalling, pornographic novel by British author E. L. James

It is now being released by Universal a movie under the same 
title and will premiere  regular movie theaters in February 2015.

I am hoping we can use the time between now and then to pray, fast and ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten how it's best to fight this battle. 

If you want to know a little more about the story line, 
CLICK HERE   I do want to warn you that it is sickening.

I am on a personal mission to encourage people to boycott the movie! 

To hear from folks who are working hard to have it banned, CLICK HERE


Will you help? How about picketing the movies?

Have you heard the saying,

Don't just stand there! Do something! Share this blog post! 

Better yet,

SIGN a PETITION HERE

Many parents may not know about the underlying themes of the movies. Let's get the word out. 

 27 Good Reasons to Boycott 50 Shades of Grey

REASON #1
The movie is pornographic in nature. Pornography damages families. Don't believe me? CLICK HERE and read a research study by Dr. Patrick Fagan on its devastating effects.

 "What was once the shameful and occasional vice of the few has become the  mainstream entertainment for the many."


REASON#2
It is degrading to women. 

“There is nothing empowering about whips and chains or humiliation and torture.  Women as a group will not gain power by collaborating with violent men. Women would be serving only as an agent to further their own sexual degradation, handing themselves on a silver platter to exactly the sort of men who want to use and abuse them, and take away their power.” 

Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of Morality in Media

CLICK HERE to learn more about Morality in the Media

REASON #3
You are putting yourself in moral danger watching it. The movie will put you near the occasion the of sin.

REASON #4
If you are a mother, you are setting a bad example for your children.

If you allow your children to see the movie, you are making a grave mistake. 

What are you telling your children by giving them permission to see it?

Mothers have been given many God given gifts. By their very nature mothers are intended to guard children from from negative influences. To have a mother, whose primary duties are to care for her children, to do their utmost to be  a model of virtue, to pass down the Catholic faith and work for the salvation of her children's souls; for that mother actually go and take pleasure in watching abhorrent sexuality is nothing short of diabolical. What message are we sending to our sons and daughters by entertaining ourselves with movies that degrade that which is meant to be sacred.


REASON #6
The books were poorly written, it is likely the screenplay will be poorly written. Don't believe me? Read some of the quotes
by CLICKING HERE

REASON #7
It sends ALL the wrong messages about sex, intimacy and the purpose of the marital act. The movie takes that which is sacred and turns it into something profane.

What happened to the days where mothers talked to their daughters about the importance of not loosing their virginity?

It says much about our culture when women are devouring pornography shamelessly in public at a movie theatre.


REASON #8
It will cause conflict in relationships and problems in the sexual realm. Images are powerful, and if you think that watching those images will not cause you problems. You really are naive.  CLICK HERE to find out about problems it has caused.

REASON #9
The movie is full of vulgar and coarse language.

Prayerfully discern this thought:

In choosing to entertain yourself by watching a movie that if filled to the brim from beginning to end with pornography, vulgarities, abuse and watching people sin, 

Do you think that you may be sinning in making that choice?

REASON #10
If you go to the movie, you are financially supporting the promotion and distribution of abusive, sexually abhorrent material. Surely that makes you culpable for making the world a less wholesome, a less moral place. 

Certainly there are spiritual consequences for that. 

You could use that money to actually do good and promote God's Kingdom on earth.

Hollywood would not produce filth
                                 if people weren't watching it.

REASON #11
You are a Catholic. Surely that must mean something. 

It is not enough to sit in the pews on Sundays, recite prayers and put money in a collection plate. It seems a bit hypocritical to pray seeking the Will of God (Our Father) and then use our will in a way to that is is offensive to God. 

REASON #12
Garbage IN - Garbage OUT 

We have often heard the adage 

                     "You are what you eat."

Well, you are what you read, what you listen to and what you watch and what you do. watching There are no possible good fruits of  watching this movie. It's like making a decision to have just a little bit of  spiritual poison.

REASON #13
Monkey see, monkey do.

The movie attempts to normalize aberrant sexual behavior such as BDSM. It is a an dangerous movie especially for impressionable young adults of both sexes, who may decide to experiment. 

The movie is filled with erotic practices involving dominance, submission, role playing, restraint, bondage and violence. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder published by the Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), by the American Psychiatric Association states that sadism and masochism are mental disorders. They need to be dealt with on a psychiatric level. CLICK HERE




REASON#15

The movie is not harmless entertainment. 

                Just as an issue of Playboy magazine is not

harmless 50 Shades of Grey is not harmless.


Pornography is a sin! 


What is a sin? CLICK HERE 


The Catechism of the Catholic paragraph 2354 -



Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties. It offends against chastity because it perverts the conjugal act, the intimate giving of spouses to each other. It does grave injury to the dignity of its participants (actors, vendors, and the public), since each one becomes an object of base pleasure and illicit profit for others. It immerses all who are involved in the illusion of a fantasy world. It is a grave offense. Civil authorities should prevent the production and distribution of pornographic materials.


REASON #16


If you don't STAND for 

SOMETHING,
     
                You will FALL for 

                                           ANYTHING.


What do you stand for? 

What are you saying to your friends by going with them to see this movie?

Are you really an 'anything goes' person? If you have any moral backbone at all -- boycott the movie and tell people why they should boycott it too! 

Be a light in the darkness of our culture.

Why not talk about your disdain for the movie?

Use the movie as a talking point to evangelize at the workplace, in hockey arenas, baseball diamonds - talk about it.

Why are women afraid to discuss the truth?



REASON #18


Science has confirmed that

Pornography is addictive. CLICK HERE

If you have an addictive personality  the movie is even more dangerous. Watching the movie can trigger an addiction.


REASON#19

The movie robs human beings of their dignity.

Read this document found on the Vatican website by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications called Pornography and Violence in the Communications Media: a Pastoral Response by CLICKING HERE


REASON#20

We have a duty to protect ourselves and our families from our pornographic culture NOT to propagate it.

For a compelling read CLICK HERE You will find a free copy of a book called 

               Bought with a Price by 

                  Rev. Paul S. Loverde Bishop of Arlington


REASON #21

Pornography destroys marriages. 

Why go watch something that has potentially lethal consequences to your marriage?  

CLICK HERE to read how one woman's marriage was destroyed.


REASON #22

You are too smart to see this movie. 

Surely you know the marketing adage that "sex sells" and that's why the movie has been produced, to make a buck.
Making a buck at the expense of your moral character.

Just because the Oprah Winfrey and the Today Show promote the film, surely YOU know better.


REASON #23

The movie is sending the WRONG message
 to both men and men about what they both want or expect from one and other!

“The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey among women sends a message to men that this is what women really want. Even more dangerous, it also sends the message to women that they can ‘fix’ violent, controlling men by being obedient and loving.”    

 Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of Morality in Media

CLICK HERE to read more!



REASON #24

The Bible warns us against movies like this!

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. - Matthew 5:28

Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. – Ephesians 4:19

Read more  about why you should actually hate the movie CLICKING HERE


REASON #25

You have (much) better things to do with your time! Including better entertainment!

This article CLICK HERE makes a good case that the movie is pedophilia in plain sight. 


Seriously, think about it! 

REASON #26

You are better than that! 

Besides the author is already filthy rich. 



REASON #27

What would Jesus do? 

What would Mother Mary do?

What would your favourite saint do?

Would they go to see such a movie?

Jesus died on the cross for you! 

Don't insult Him! 

Surely you are not going to jeopardize the salvation of your soul for a movie?

Really?


PS. There are many Catholics that have taken a stand against the movie. Stand tall and join them!

Matt Fradd's article CLICK HERE

Matt Walsh's article  CLICK HERE

Teresa Tomeo's article CLICK HERE Peter Kreeft

Johnnette Benkovic's blog CLICK HERE

American Thinker CLICK HERE

PS. A recent study confirmed that women who read the book are linked to higher incidence of eating disorders, binge drinking, promiscuity and abusive relationships. 

CLICK HERE to learn more!



Watch for this poster in theatres and warn other parents!









      

    













Saturday, July 19, 2014

Do NOT get a Tattoo - 23 Good Reasons WHY








If you want to create a stir in Catholic circles, 
just bring up one of three topics: 

the practice of yoga 

                         the Harry Potter series 

                                                                      or tattoos! 

Really, it's a done deal, throw those topics into the mix and you will get a heated debate going on either side.

It's remarkable to watch how self righteous and down right vicious women can get when they disagree. I get really tired repeating myself over and over again. I am opinionated.

I do have a need to be heard, that's why I blog, so here it goes,

Do not get a tattoo! 

I have heard all the arguments on both sides and while getting one might be all the rage and it seems

 "fashionable, romantic, enigmatic, 
                  artistic, meaningful or unique" 

chances are very good that you will regret getting a tattoo.

As one person put it, it may come back to haunt you. 

Please do not accuse me of judging you. 

I am not here to judge you. 

I just want you to really THINK & STUDY weighing all factors before you do it. 

Read this article  prepared by the US Food and Drug Administration who is on a mission to educate and protect consumers about tattoos. It is called THINK before you INK - it includes a fantastic PDF you can distribute to students in your schools.

I have done research and as a Catholic I learned that while

 getting a tattoo is not a sin, 
            getting a tattoo CAN be sinful. 

It is a serious decision 
                     which should not be taken lightly!

Father Jerry Herda, who serves in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, answers questions in his article  CLICK HERE  

Here is great piece written by Msgr. Charles Pope, of the Archdiocese of Washington, he calls it his RANT on tattoos! READ THIS

So, seriously please do ask yourself, read the article! Click on it here  "Why do I want a tattoo?" 

Consider these good reasons why it is not a good idea.

23 GOOD REASONS NOT TO GET A TATTOO 

REASON #1
 Tattoos can be unhealthy. CLICK HERE to read more.


REASON #2
 Tattoos can cause cancer. CLICK HERE to read more.


REASON #3
Research shows that children perceive people with tattoos     as trouble makers. Think long and hard about how having a tattoo could affect your children or profession. Children are often embarrassed of their parent's tattoos. CLICK HERE to read one of the studies.


REASON #4
Getting a tattoo is expensive. Surely there are better ways to spend your money. Give to a charity! 


REASON #5
Getting a tattoo dates you. 
You become a Throwback Thursday person in a very short period of time.What is popular today will not always be popular. 


REASON #6
Tattoos can cause relationship conflicts.Having your ex-husband's name or deceased relatives date of birth permanently on your neck or shoulder can affect the other people in your life. You might be looking to get approval and instead get disdain from a friend, grandmother or co-worker.


REASON #7
Tattoos can get ugly with aging sagging skin. 
CLICK HERE   for a detailed article.

REASON #8
Getting a tattoo is a physically painful experience.


REASON #9
Tattoos can negatively impact your career. READ THIS  


REASON # 10
Believe it or not having a tattoo can ruin your reputation.
A scientific research study shows that you may be perceived as being 

"abhorrent, repugnant, unsavoury and untidy." 

Why make it hard on yourself by creating the wrong impression to future employers, spouses, team mates? Read the study HERE  


REASON #11
Tattoos are permanent. Removing them is both risky and    expensive. You may not be happy with the results. Do you want to learn what you have to go through to get your tattoo removed? CLICK HERE

A new type of business is booming! 
Guess what type of business it is! CLICK HERE


REASON #12
Getting tattoos can become seriously addictive. 
If you don't trust me. Google it. Or look at this CLICK HERE

REASON #13
Tattoos can link you to organizations, gangs or religions that you are no longer affiliated with and effect your reputation. A tattoo can jeopardize a new lease on life.


REASON #14
The human brain does not fully develop until you are at least 24 years old. Research shows that and you can read about it RIGHT HERE. You may regret it. 


REASON #15
People with multiple tattoos are more susceptible to other diseases. Read this scientific study.  


REASON #16
There are bad tattoo artists. Your tattoo could turn out to be very ugly and you may not be happy with it at all.


REASON #17
Tattoos can get very itchy when exposed to sun. A tanned tattoo can have many nasty consequences. 


REASON #18
Tattoos can be the beginning of the slippery slope. Tattoos specifically among students, are associated with other risky behaviors, here is the scientific report. CLICK HERE

REASON #19
Everyone has tattoos in this day and age. You want to be original? Don't get a tattoo. It is radical NOT to get one!

REASON #20

You are a Ferrari -  You don't need bumper stickers!

REASON #21
Getting a tattoo on your lower back can impede your ability to get an epidural when you are in labor.

REASON #22 
It can be stressful trying to constantly hide tattoos from either your parents, employers or other important people in your life.

REASON #23
Emotions, grief, midlife or rebellion. Many people end up getting tattoos during remarkable times in their lives. A divorce can make you emotional, the loss of a loved one may force you into despair, or a good old fashioned midlife crisis can stir the need for a little bit of adventure. Research shows over and over again, it is not a good idea to make major life decisions during extraordinary times in our lives! Wait at least a year. Please don't get a tattoo when you are drunk, tell your friends NOW - not to ever let you do that! 

I will never forget the discussion I had with a young girl who wanted to honor her grandmother's passing by getting a butterfly tattoo. When I asked her to think about whether or not her deceased grandmother would actually like her getting a tattoo - the conversation got stilted and awkward. 

I suggested that she do the things that her grandmother would want. We both knew her devout Catholic mother would much prefer masses being offered or either the rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet be prayed for the repose of her soul.

Pray to the Holy Spirit and ask for God's guidance. The Holy Spirit will surely help you do what's right! 




PS. If you have read this blog post and are thinking,

"Don't tell me what to do!" 

Or 

"I don't care about this or that"

Consider that you may be dealing with a rebellious spirit or an uncaring spirit - Pray about that before you get a tattoo. If you find yourself angry with me, ask yourself why? 

Or, maybe start your own blog, so YOUR voice can be heard. 

PS. If you would like to hear Dorothy on an archived radio program talking about tattoos, CLICK HERE 

Any serious decision requires prayer and discernment. I am sure you agree with that! Let's both pray for one and another! OK? 



PS. This image was borrowed from Msgr. Charles Pope article. I am using it praying he will not mind!

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