Saturday, September 29, 2007

"Italian bishop forbids Latin Mass despite motu propio"

Adapted from: Catholic World News, September 17, 2007 (

"Naples, Sep. 17, 2007 ( -- Bishop Raffaele Nogaro of Caserta, Italy, forbade the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, September 16, despite the permission granted by Pope Benedict XVI for all priests to use the older liturgical form..."

Friday, September 28, 2007

"La Visión de la Iglesia de San Juan Bosco"

[Debemos mencionar que es ésta una adaptación bastantemente devolada, ¡je, je!]

"En una visión, el Señor hizo ver a San Juan Bosco los peligros que acechan a la Iglesia.

"Vio a la Iglesia, la Barca de Pedro, rodeada de una flotilla de leales.

"Asediada por fuerzas superiores en mortal combate la existencia misma de la Iglesia se ve al borde de ser destruida.

"En un momento dramático, el Santo Padre cae herido de muerte."

La única salvación posible viene de Jesús Eucaristía...

"Don Bosco nos asegura que cuando la Iglesia es víctima de los ataques de enemigos internos o externos, la única salvación posible viene de Jesús Eucaristía, María Auxilio de los Cristianos, y del Papa, el Vicario de Cristo en la tierra."

Fuente original:

Salesianos de Don Bosco
148 Main Street
New Rochelle, New York

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fort Clark's Poster Child for Multi - diversity in the News!!

Again !!

"Fort Clark man assaults local youth"

"A punch in the mouth sends Mr. Kielhorn back to the pokey"

Adapted from: Leigh Volesko, Editor, The Brackett News, Thursday, September 27, 2007.

"Mr. Walter James Kielhorn, 52, was arrested on September 21, after punching a local 18 - year old in the face.

"Authorities uncovered his conviction [for sexual offense against a female child in Rhode Island in 1988] and subsequent failure to register after complaints that Kielhorn behaved in an inappropriate maner towards two minor children at the Fort Clark Pool this past summer..."


San Antonio ISD's Madison High School is still on the cutting edge of what we might call Reality - based education!!

From Vo Ag, to Latin Language, to Antique Tractor Mechanics: this is one all - American High School that really rocks!

Source: San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS, Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

"Staff writer Elaine Ayo writes about it on her blog at My SA . com, keyword: Northeast, then Neighborhood Bulletin Board."

Photo Caption:

"Agricultural mechanics student teacher Justin Rankin (from left), instructor Don Henson, student Steven Gaines, 16, volunteer Steve Carmichael, student Chris Alderete, 17, and student Royce Kratz, 18,work on a 1940 tractor at Madison High School."

Body of message:

"Over the next three months, 12 aspiring mechanics from Madison High School's agriculture magnet program will repair vintage tractors as part of their advanced agricultural mechanics class.

"They'll do everything from getting the motor humming agian to reaffixing the long - gone company logos."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Proceso del Arzobispo de Toledo"

Adaptado de Don Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Historia de los heterodoxos españoles, Madrid, 1880. TOMO II.

Página 410:

"D. Fr. Bartolomé Carranza de Miranda [murió el 2 de mayo de 1576, á las tres de la mañana, tenía setenta y tres años de edad, y habia pasado diez y siete en prisiones].

"El Papa le envió en sus últims momentos absolucion plena y entera."

Página 408:

"En 14 de Abril de 1576, Gregorio XIII declaró que:

El arzobispo habia bebido prava doctrina de muchos herejes condenados, como Martín Lutero, Ecolampádio y Felipe Melanchton ... y tomado de ellos muchos errores, frases y maneras de hablar de que ellos usan para confirmar sus enseñanzas...

"Por lo cual era vehementemente sospechoso de herejia, y le condenó á abjurar las proposiciones siguientes:"


"Germs from outer space put a plague on lab mice"

"After trip aboard the space shuttle, bacteria returns deadlier"

The San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS, Tuesday, September 25, 2007.

"WASHINGTON -- It sounds like the plot for a bad science fiction movie: Germs carried into orbit by the space shuttle mutate and come back deadlier than ever.

"Except it really happened...."

¡Guau! ¡Wow!

Andromeda Strain, Take Number III!

"Mijo, no creas que nomás nosotros ganamos la guerra"

Adapted from: a submission by Señor Juan J. Torres to The San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS, Letters to the Editor section, Tuesday, September 25, 2007.

The above quote is from his uncle, a WW II veteran.

Juan had asked his uncle "if all Mejicanos were brave during the war?"

And the uncle responded as above: "Son, don't believe that only we won the war.

"There were a lot of Anglo boys and other races that were very brave and just, and to this day I still respect all of them for how well they served our country."

Torres goes on to relate:

"When I served with the Army in Vietnam, I found my uncle's statement to be true -- there are good and just men in all races in any war, and life as well.

"I greatly respect [critics of Burn's WW II PBS documentary], but I cannot boycott the PBS miniseries The War.

"I agree Hispanics have been snubbed because of the program's omission of their service during the war, but my indignation is not enough to overcome the respect I have for soldiers whose stories are being told -- regardless of race.

"May future documentaries reflect all soldiers' contributions to our country."


Amen to all that, brother !!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Kameradschaft, SSPX - Style !!

Wanna make a real Witches' Brew? Put a bunch of losers into Roman collars, and then get out of the way....


We hereby apologize to any German speakers out there in cyber space, as the word we're using is from one of Stephen Ambrose's books on GIs in WW II.

Further, as it is written from memory; we've most likely spelled it wrong!

Anyway, in so far as the so - called "Society of Saint Pius X" is concerned, here's a real wowser from out of their own all - American history.


The priest writing this first salvo, is I believe, the same one who used to say the Latin Mass, 'way down in Donna, Texas, a while back.

"FIDELITY ARTICLE -- Letter to the Editor, February 1993"


"This is in response to the article The Society of St Pius X Gets Sick in your issue of October of this year, and the Letters section of the December issue....," so on, and so forth.

OASIS -- a publication of the Opus Dei Holy Cross Chapel in Houston, Texas

"Be sure to visit our website regularly.

"There you will find the weekly bulletin, Fr. Michael's homilies, and other interesting information."

Padre Alphonsus María Duran, M.J.

Part I


#1. The Myth of the Communist Paradise on Earth

"TRUTH. Today we have a very good example of the manipulation of history by Communism with [the Communists'] distortion and falsification of facts.

"For the past several years, Russia has been rewriting her history books, showing that what they had taught for the past 70 years as true, in actuality was false.

"In fact, the peasants and the workers rebelled against Communism and were massacred by the millions.

"The newspapers in [today's] Russia have made it common knowledge that during the communist period all the Russian Orthodox bishops were members of the KGB.

"While at the same time, a Russian presidential commission report released in November 1996 charged that 200,000 clergy were murdered under Soviet rule in a horrific cycle of crucifixions, scalpings, and torture.

Clergymen were crucified on churches' holy gates, shot, strangled, and doused in water in winter until they froze to death, said Alexander Yakolev, chairman of the Commission for the Rehabilitation of the victims of Political repression.

"The massacre of millions of people is the real truth in contrast to what had been called the Peoples' Paradise."

Monday, September 24, 2007

"Enamora maestro a una alumna y se fuga con ella"

Adaptada de esta fuente: Nancy Orozco, Zócalo, Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, Miércoles 19 de Septiembre de 2007.

"Un maestro que impartía la materia de Formación Cívica y Etica en el Instituto Central Coahuila, se fugó con una alumna de la escuela Preparatoria No. 24, sin que a la fecha se conozca su paradero.

"El director general del ICC, Raúl Campos, dijo desconocer que el profesor Corona se haya fugado son una alumna de la Preparatoria Ezequiel Narváez Torres, mejor conocida como Prepa 24, quien para colmo, era nada menos que la novia de uno de sus 4 hijos, llamado Siul."

"Israel Muniz, 18, graduated from the 13 - week long Marine Corp Boot Camp in San Diego, California on September 14."

The Brackett News, Thursday, September 20, 2007.

"PFC Muniz will soon be stationed in Pensacola, Florida for one year.

"Marine Private First Class Israel Izzy Muniz is the son of Corina Hernandez and Jaime Muniz, both residents of Brackettville."

Welcome home, Marine !!

Chief José Luis "Pancho la" Vela brought down !!

By a vast, right - wing political conspiracy !!

Defense lawyers may well admit that "Frankie the Candle" sure enough burnt his at both ends, but!

Watching too many re - runs of Brokeback Mountain is what actually brought down this tough, legendary two - fisted South Texas Crime Fighter !!

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Brokeback Mountain Defense !!

"Sex Charges Levied Against Police Chief "

Rev. Jeffrey "Jeff " Janca's Bible 101, really rock'in along!

Last night was our Third Session at First Baptist Church in Brackettville, Texas.

7 PM every Sunday:

"B There or you'll equal B Square."

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Special thanks to: tcwalker !!


Battle of Bin Son I, April 21, 1967.

As regards book: We'll guarantee we'll buy at least Three Copies!

Semper Fi!

"See tcwalker's comments at 40th anniversary of Bin Son posting... "

Thursday, September 20, 2007

NMSU Aggies finally get revenge !!

"Paid in full !!"

The 2002 trashing of two(2) NMSU coeds by UTEP coach Mike Price's players and drunken "Palace Guard" in 2005.

The last is AKA Coach Mike Price's "Drunken Michael Foxtrots !!"

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante DESTINO!

The UTEP Prospector, September 18, 2007.

"Aggies win bragging rights"

By Quinton Martinez, The UTEP Prospector. "Quinton Martinez may be reached at: ."

"New Mexico State University (NMSU) landed shot after shot Saturday night and UTEP kept answering, but eventually the Aggies connected on one too many uppercuts and defeated the battered Miners 29 - 24 in the Battle of I - 10."

The Brackett News has more New BISD Teachers and Staff !!


Ms. Marsha Swilley, Jr. High Science.

Mr. Jarritt Meeks, Computer Tech Guy

Ms. Sherry Hall, Payroll Clerk.

Thursday, September 13, 2007.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Archbishop Daniel N. DiNardo starts his crack-down!!

Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston, June 10, 2007.

"... The following [10] regulations are to be faithfully observed in every church and chapel and posted in all sacristies."

"2. Eucharistic Ministers should be appropriately dressed when distributing Communion during the liturgy.

"On several occasions I have directed that men, including young men, must wear a coat and tie and women modest dresses or pant suits.

"This directive is to be observed even for Youth Masses.

"8. Eucharistic bread made from wheat and water alone is the only valid bread for the Eucharist.

"Homemade breads crumble easily and it is difficult to keep sizeable fragments from falling to the floor.

"The use of traditional hosts prevents this and maintains the proper decorum and respect for the sacramental presence of Jesus.

"9. The manner in which one dresses for Mass, even on vacation, is a reflection of profound belief in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

"Prayerful silence in church before the Mass begins is the proper and fitting preparation for celebrating this great mystery of faith.

"The traditional genuflection before the tabernacle is an act of adoration which witnesses to belief in th epresence of the risen Christ in the Sacrament.

"If the tabernacle is not in the sanctuary of the Church, a profound bow towards the altar is an appropriate sign of reverence.

"10. Finally, I want to make clear to everyone that the use of Extraordinary Ministers is approved by the Holy Father, contrary to rumors one hears from tme to time.

"Diocesan bishops have been given the authority to allow Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in their diocese and the bishops alone regulate their ministry within liturgical celebrations.

"Those who deny that Extraordinary Ministers are approved by the Church are in conflict with the authority of the Church."

+ Daniel N. DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston - Houston
June 10, 2007
Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Crickets creep and crawl all over the town"

The Brackett News, Thursday, September 13, 2007.

Submitted by Kinney County, Texas, Cooperative Extension Service.

"Grasshoppers, of course, were a big problem earlier this spring and summer.

"And now, a relative of the grasshopper, crickets, are beginning to become a nuisance.

"Some early flights of crickets have made it to residential areas and crickets are very numerous in area fields.

"Crickets often start moving in greater numbers as temperatures become cooler, and after rainfall events."

"UTEP remembers the legacy of September 11"

By Yixin Chen, The UTEP Prospector. September 11, 2007.

"Six years after the terroist attacks on U.S. soil, UTEP is still honoring th elives of the victims of Sept. 11.

"The UTEP Student Develoment Center [SDC] is organizing an exhibit on the Geology memorial triangle today from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to commemorate the six - year anniversary of Sept. 11."

"Seattle Times front page article today:

Latin Mass is welcomed"

See the Una Voce of Western Washington's blog at:

Oh, no! The Adromeda Strain was right!

¡Ora, UTEP! ¡Ora, MEChA! ¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village"

Yahoo! News ... check it out!

Monday, September 17, 2007

"People who have no faith leave their vocations"

Adapted from: Miles Jesu Monthly, December 2006,

"The Epiphany has many different aspects.

"An important one is the faith and perseverance of the Three Wise Men in the following of the star.

"They were moved by sheer faith because they did not know exactly where they were going.

"They had only a glimpse, an idea.

"Their faith was tried, too, because the star disappeared.

"But when they lost the star, they didn't lose their enthusiasm.

"They consulted the experts in the revelation of God in Scripture.

"That's how they knew the Savior would come from Bethelem.

"Then they were able to continue their journey with no star, with no inspiration."


"This is a very beautiful example for us today which we need to follow.

"Yes, we have a star in our vocation at the beginning, whether it is priesthood, religious life, total dedication as a lay person, or marriage.

"But how many times the star of our vocation disappears!

"And what do we do?

"People who have no faith leave their vocations: priests, sisters, married people -- it has become the thing to do... priests want to be laymen, laymen want to be priests; men want to be women, and women want to be men..."


Misionerios Servidores de la Palabra"

"La Palabra de Dios es viva y eficaz (Hb 4: 12)."

La prueba de que Jesucristo ha resucitado, los hombres la obtendrán con nuestro testimonio.

"Inquietud Nueva es una revista católica de evangelación que nació hace más de 20 años.

"Su publicación es bimestral.

"Actualmente cuenta con 100 páginas.

"Aquí solamente te presentamos algunos artículos.

"Si deseas conocerla completa puedes solicatr tu suscripción a ella."

"Escribenos a

"Tel. 58960541 - 58960542 "

Saturday, September 15, 2007

"2. Order No. 11 and the Aftermath"

Adapted from: Wellman, Paul I. A Dynasty of Western Outlaws. New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1961.

Pages 45 - 49.

"Quantrill may have believed that his adroit leadership in the sacking of Lawrence [Kansas] would be recognized and rewarded by the Confederate government, but is so he was bitterly disappointed.

"Far from gaining him favor, that butchery was viewed with horror by the South and repudiated by it.

"Whatever chance he had for recognition as a legitimate officer of the Confederacy was destroyed.

"More than ever he was on his own, despised by blue and gray alike.

"Two days after the massacre came a thunderclap.

"General Thomas Ewing, commanidng Union forces on the Missouri border, issued the now famous -- or infamous -- Order No. 11.

"By it the Missouri counties of Jackson, Cass, Bates, and part of Vernon were depopulated, save for small areas in the immediate environs of garrisoned towns.

"Families, without regard to right or justice, or even loyalty to the Union cause, were forced by the military to leave their homes with what little they could carry, and go to seek shelter of some sort in whatever direction they might flee, while their belongings left behind were looted and their houses and grain fields burned.

"Yet the order was not Ewing's idea, and he issued it with relectance.

"It had been discussed before, but he expressed himself as greatly opposed to the measure, which he considered too cruel and drastic."


"The impetus that caused the order to be issued came from Kansas, and from Jim Lane, the archenemy of the Missourians, in particular.

"Lane was not only a partisan leader but a United States senator, elected in 1861, with the admission of Kansas as a state.

"He was a violent man.

"He murdered Gaius Jenkins in 1857 in a quarrel over some land, uisng his powerful position to get himself exonerated.

"Since the beginning of the Civil War he had divided his time between making raids across the [Kansas - Missouri] border and visits to Washington in his capacity as [a U.S.] senator, where he seems to have had a strange influence in high places."


"Order No. 11 reduced the population of Cass County from 10,000 to 600; and there were even fewer left in Bates County.

"Order No. 11 was Lane's means of revenging himself on the Missouri people.

"As a military measure it was expected to drive out the guerrillas because they could no longer subsist on the country.

"In this respect it was only partly successful.

"What Order No. 11 was completely successful in doing was to create bitterness that for a generation was not entirely healed.

"Even families with Union sympathies were in many cases alienated."


"And this should be underlined: The amazing ability of Jesse James and his band of outlaws to operate for fifteen years after the [Civil] war out of this very area which had been so terribly stricken was due to the resentments still burning.

"People who had suffered from Order No. 11 were slow to inform against former guerrillas who had become bandits, out of sheer antagonism toward the authority that had ruined them."

My, oh my!

Hey, fellas, where have we seen this same sort of thing in more recent U.S. military history?? (heh, heh!)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Two good videos !!

For our non - Catholic Christian friends and allies !!


Visions on Demand or, "The Medjugorje Conspiracy"


Medjugorje, Divine or Deceived?

Check 'em out: "You'll be gald you did..."

"Proceso del Arzobispo de Toledo"

Adaptada de esta fuente: Tomo II de la obra exitosa del Don Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Los heterodoxos españoles, edición de 1880.

Página 368:

"¿Cómo un hombre de tal historia, teólogo del Concilio Tridentino, Provincial de la Orden de Santo Domingo, Primado de las Españas, calificador del Santo Oficio [Ay, buuu, mamá! Ya viene el coco!] , perseguidor implacable de herejes, quemad[ador] de sus huesos y de sus libros, restaurador del Catolicismo en Inglaterra [OK: pero por nomás que por un ratito..], honrado á porfía por Papas, emperadores y reyes, intachable en su vida y costumbres [igual a Hans Urs von Balthazar??], pudo de la noche á la mañana verse derrocado de tan alta dignidad y prestigio, y encarcelado y sometido á largo proceso por luterano?

"Hecho singularísimo entre los más raros del Siglo XVI, y que conviene esclarecer con absoluta serenidad [igual a un proceso del futuro del aquel blasfemador Hans Urs von Balthazar?] de juicio, dando á cada uno lo que es suyo, ya que ni los juces ni el reo estuvieron exentes de culpa."

September 14, 2007:

A modest beginning of the end of the 40 - year stranglehold over the Catholic Church in America by that doofus so - called "New Age" Kumba Yah Crowd (heh, heh, heh!)

"Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross."

Here at St. Mary Magdalene's Parish Church in Brackettville, our "Deacon Emeritus" did the honors by doing the Communion Service, 12 of us total in attendance.!

The readings in the missalette for today included St. Paul's admonition in Galatians 6:14, "We should glory in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ..."

And then came to mind, at least to those of us of the Charismatic persuasion, those throbbing guitar chords of our Wednesday night get - togethers, that song with these defiant take it or leave it in - your - face lines:

"If you can't bear the Cross,
"Then you'll never wear the Crown,
"If you can't bear the Cross,
"Then you'll never wear the Crown,
"If you can't bear the Cross,
"Then you'll never wear the Crown,
"'Way, beyond, the Blue!"

"Do Lord, oh do Lord,
"Oh, do remember me!
"Do Lord, oh do Lord,
"Oh, do remember me!
"Do Lord, oh do Lord,
"Oh, do remember me!
"Way beyond the Blue!"

Even tough 'ole Mother Angelica's EWTN has got special programming to honor this most defnitive day in history.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

"A new agenda??"

"For the good Cardinal?"

"Wow! ¡Guau!"

First source:writer Jordan McMorrough's article in Today's Catholic, August 31, 2007, "New hall a symbol of increased vocations," .

On the front page a colored photo bears this caption, regarding what was going on that day 120 miles northeast of Brakcettville, Texas:

"Archbishop José H. Gomez looks on as Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI, of Chicago and Archbishop Emeritus Patrick F. Flores bless the St. Thomas the Apostle Chapel in the newly dedicated Archbishop Patrick F. Flores Residence Hall at Assumption Seminary on Aug. 15."

Regarding Francis Cardinal George himself, we read this within the article:

"The cardinal serves on the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments .

"He is also vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and is a member of the USCCB Comittee on the Liturgy."

O.K., so far? Well, then, let's just drop back about a year and a half, to February, 2006......

Second source: Rev. Greg J. Markey's article "Cardinal George and Liturgical Reform," in the February 2006 edition of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review.

The author comments that a number of Catholic experts are writing articles and studies healthily critical of the so - called liturgical reform of the Catholic Mass dating back to the 1960s and the Council of Vatican II.

As Father Markey says towards the end of his excellent commenatry:

"Now that forty years have passed since the Council, Cardinal George and others are giving these healthy critiques which would not have been possible at the time of the Council.

Verbal monologues vs. symbolic gestures and silence...

"He notes that many studies are now recognizing the roots of 20th Century liturgical reforms lie in the Enlightenment:a liturgical rationalism which emphasized verbal monologues rather than symbolic gestures and silence, thereby demystifying the rite of its visual splendor..."

Good for you, Reverend!

And with the Enlightenment serving as a sort of fairy godmother all these past 40 years, no wonder we are in the mess we are in.....

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Journey through the Bible or Bible 101"


By Jeff Janca, The Brackett News, Thursday, September 13, 2007.

"For over 60 years, a West Texas High School has allowed an elective class in the Bible to be taught in their classrooms.

"When I was living in that West Texas area, I was asked to teach a Bible Old @ New Testament course in a different High School.

"It was a wonderful experience and the students enjoyed it.

"What amazed me as I began to teach that class was the lack of Bible knowledge of the students, especially many of the Christian students.

"By the time the years were over, the students became acquainted with the characters, the history, and the beauty of the Bible.

"What about you?

"Do you know the background and the people of the Bible?

"Do you have a limited knowledge of the Bible?

"Well, a wonderful thing is beginning this Sunday Evening, September 9th at 7:00 PM at:

First Baptist Church Brackettville.

"During that time, I will begin teaching on the bIble from the book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation.

"If you are hyngry to learn more about God's Word, then I urge you to join us on Sunday Evenings at 7:00 pm for this Journey through the Bible.

"There will be handouts of outlines and some notes for you to have.

"For more information please call me at:

563 - 2245.

"Have a blessed day."

Rev. Jeff Janca's website right here in Brackett !!

"Priest Training Latin Mass Workshops Announced"

This just in from Señor Jason King, of a Washington State Una Voce chapter ....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"New organization supports queer students"

By Daniel Collins, The UTEP Prospector, September 4, 2007.

"Jackie Silva was 14 years old when she came out to her mother, identifying herself as bisexual.

"Silva recalls the experience as being one of the most freeing moments of her life.

"Now a UTEP sophomore with short - cut spiked hair and tatoos running down her neck and arms, Silva is a proud lesbian and hopes to encourage other queer students at UTEP to have the same experience coming out of the closet..."

Wow! Way to go ex - next - door neighbor and still -- for me, at least, a friend -- Jackie Silva !

Seriously, Jackie, I can't be mealey - mouthed about this: I think you're not just wrong, but tragically wrong.


The same Creator made us both, and that means you're still my friend.

You know what?

Even if you -- as well as your own circle -- don't think so, that sure enough won't change, o.k.?

'Cause when your own mama took me aside that day so long ago to talk to me, I wasn't exactly sure why, 'cause we guys are all of us vatos, nomás -- which means we're all kinda slow sometimes.

Remember when your younger sister was so quietly excited about her scholarship to Princeton?

Or was it Yale ??

In any case, you were always friendly and out - going to everyone on our floor: Hamid,Yixin (Chen?), Alfredo, me, Ray, Rene, Gabriela, Omar all of us.

Man, you were always there when I had a silly problem like some piece of furniture or whatever I had to get rid of fast, stuff like that.

Patience, girl, you had it!

O.K., so now we all know.

OK !

See ya ...

Hey, Brackettville!

Rev. Jeff Janca's Bible Study Classes Rock !!


First Baptist Church of Brackettville, Texas!!

We just started this past Sunday, and he told us it would be a long haul of some two(2) years or more before we're done, but boy!

Can that reverend teach !!

Call 563 - 2245 for more info.

That's right !!

From anywhere in the Free World that's:

(830) 563 - 2245.

Sixth Anniversary of 9/11:

Good time for some serious reflection...??

Monday, September 10, 2007

"Students face long lines at bridge"

By Alex Hinojosa, "The UTEP Prospector," September 4, 2007.

"An endless stream of vehicles are at a standstill each morning as customs officers at the international ports of entry conduct inspections.

"The one to two hour waits each morning leave UTEP students, who cross over to El Paso on a daily basis, with little choice but to wake up earlier than most..."

Hey, familia de la UTEP!"

"¿Sabes tú?"

"¡Las moras son muy sabidas en maldad ... !"

Adaptada de esta fuente: Historia de los Heterodoxos Españoles, por Don Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo, Catedráctico d ela literatura Española de la Universidad de Madrid.

Madrid: 1880 -- Imprenta de F. Moroto é Hijos, Pelayo, 34. BR 1022 . M 52 1880. Tomo I.

Página 599

"La caballería histórico nacional, tal como se retrata en las Crónicas y en los poemas eminentemente realistas que la celebran, ni rendia culto á la galantería, ni se enamoraba de lo maravilloso.

"Todo su grandeza procede de la vida real.

"Nada de empresas temerarias, ni de ilícitos devaneos.

"Así y todo, el espíritu nacional, ofendido por los cantares francos, creó el personaje de Bernardo de Cárpio para oponer le á Roldan, y dió a todas sus imitaciones un sabor bastante castizo.

"En el siglo XII era conocida en Castilla la crónica de Turpin, lo mismo que los poemas franceses; y el cantor de Almería nombra á Roldan y á Oliveros, y los pone en cotejo con Alvar Fañez.

"La parte maravillosa en las narraciones de este ciclo admitidas en España no fué, por cierto, grande.

"La Crónica general, v. gr., trae el cuento de Maynete y Galiana, y en él la supersticion de los agueros, tal como la teníamos en Castilla:

La infanta lo ovo visto en las estrellas...

"De parecida manera, en la Gran Conquista de Ultramar, donde este cuento se repite, leemos que:

[L]as moras son muy sabidas en maldad, señalademente aquellas de Toledo, que encadenan á los hombres y hácenles perder el seso y el entender...

Página 600

"Ha notado el Sr. Milá, en uno de los romances de Gaiferos, este singular rasgo de supersticion militar:

A ningund prestar mis armas,
No me las hagan cobardes...

"La citada Conquista de Ultramar, verdadero cuerpo de ficciones caballerescas, dedica largo espacio á la historia del Caballero de Cisne (traducida del francés, como lo restante del libro), donde se hallan transformaciones por medio de collares y otras maravillas nunca oidas en la poesí castellana..."

Saturday, September 08, 2007

"I found myself in the throes of post - abortion syndrome"

Source: Carolyn Kollegger's article, "A Good Girl Who Went Through Bad Times," in Patrick Madrid's Suprised By Truth 2.

Page 53.

"Soon I hit that point I needed to hit -- rock bottom: I found myself in the throes of post - abortion syndrome.

"It's real and terrifying, but no abortion provider ever warned me about it, and every woman who has an abortion must one day reckon with it in some form.

"For me, it came on suddenly one evening: total despair that my babies were dead, and that I, their mommy, was responsible for that.

"I ran out to our boat dock, crying hysterically, moaning, and screaming through my sobs for God to forgive me, to give me another chance, and to give those babies back.

"My grief was overwhelming.

"I couldn't live with myself, and I couldn't live without my babies.

"I went to our bedroom, where Erwin kept a loaded gun...."


"God Himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man..."

Hooray, for our Mormon friends and their emporium at the junction of Oregon and University, on the UTEP Campus!

¡Adelante, los DESTINO de UTEP!

Attributed source: the so - called King Follett Discourse, preached shortly before his death (in 1844) by the Mormon founder (and prophet) Joseph Smith, purpotedly located within this work: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, section 6.

Any casually interested UTEP student is welcome to ask for a free copy of this book at this same Mormon Institute, right across from the UTEP Baptist Student Center.

As author -- and convert to Catholicism -- Steve Clifford tells us in his article included in Patrick Madrid's Surprised by Truth 2, pages 113 - 114:

"These official LDS teachings that there were at least three gods and that God the Father was merely an exalted man in yonder heavens I had always taken for granted.

"But as I studied the issue, my polytheistic views vanished."

"Scientific Poll: 84% Say 9/11 Is A Coverup"

Attributed source: New York TIMES / CBS Poll.

Friday, September 07, 2007

"Summer Missions, 2007 !"

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, are still growing by leaps and bounds!

As Sister Maria Gemma, O.P. puts it in her flyer, after the regular school routine was over for the summer, "We fanned out across the country, traveling to communities that rarely see Sisters wearing the religious habit.

"And we were privileged to plant seeds that will one day -- in God's good time -- bear rich fruit for Our Lord and for His Church..."

Amen to that, sister !!

The Brackett News with yet more new teachers!

And staff !!

Thursday, September 6, 2007.

The five lucky one this week are:

Cindy Welch, Scott Swilley, Gloria Flores, DJ Lattimer "Computer Tech Guy," Kasey Williams.

The Brackett News welcomes new BISD Teachers !

Thursday, August 30, 2007.

The lucky four new teachers are:

Eileen Allen, Amy Hammerle, Christie Palmer and April Rogers.

Still believe the USA lost the Vietnam War?

Viernamese Katrina survivors all set to rock!

AARP The Magazine, September / October 2007, has a surprise just for you!

From: "Katrina: The Untold Story."

"One of post - Katrina's most celebrated models of recovery is the New Orleans neighborhood of Village de l'Est, which was settled in the 1970s by Vietnamese refugees.

"The residents of this tight - knit community were accustomed to helping one another through crises -- and as soon as Katrina's floodwaters subsided, that mutual - aid system kicked into overdrive.

"The three priests at Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church badgered the electric - utility company until power was restored.

"They provided buffet - style meals for returning homeowners.

"And they immediately began mapping out a long - term plan that includes a 300 - unit senior housing ocmplex.

We set the church as a staging ground, so that people could find comfort, says Father Luke Nguyen, one of the priests.

"That made it much easier for an estimated 80 percent of their parishioners to return to their communities."

Elsewhere in this article, we read that of New Orleans Katrina survivors over 65, only 40 percent have returned.

Of those younger, only 48 per cent.

"Just a little something to think about."