"A Spiritual Tip From the Trenches"
"Bishop Robert Finn states it well: We are at war... !"Adapted from Míles Jesu magazine, June 2009.
"We fight an enemy with superior intellect, power and cunning.
"He knows how to exploit our weaknesses.
"He know show to use our feelings to persuade us not to serve/
"He never sleeps.
"He never stops attacking.
"Bishop Robert Finn states it well: We are at war! You and I are warriors -- members of the Church on earth -- often called the Church Militant. We are engaged in a constant warfare with Satan.
"Pope John Paul II himself told Míles Jesu, You are soldiers and your weapons are the official teachings of the Church..."
Roman exorcists emphasized the reality of Satan 17 years ago this month.
Adapted from: The Catholic World Report. July 1992.
In this long - ago issue, Rome's zany and wildly eccentric exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth claimed in an interview that:
"The entire old Catholic world -- Italy, France, Spain, Austria, even Ireland -- i s immersed in a sea of [demonic] infestation.
"Diabolic assaults no longer find barricades for three reasons.
"First, the lack of seminary instruction about demonology, which represents an important part of theology and which analyzes ordinary demonic actions (temptations) and extraordinary witchcraft.
"In the same field of demonology there are also instructions for carrying out exorcisms.
"Second , ... the inexperience of bishops and priests, who have never seen or performed the sacramental (exorcism).
"Third, the disbelief of two - thirds of Catholic theologians in the existence of Satan favors diabolical action.
"Rome, the city of the Pope, is the most satanized city in the world."
About 10% of Rome is under the influence of the devil?
"About 10% of the population is under the influence of the devil.
"There are over 100 satanic sects..
"In Rome -- and everyone should know this -- many children and young girls have disappeared, because they are used in satanic rites.
"As in the United States, it was the police who discovered Satanic Masses before the priests did."
Humm .. this good Catholic father may be on to something, o.k.?
After all, what stopped John Calvin Hegedus in his tracks were the sheriff's officers, not Archbishop Gómez, nor Father Arturo Cepeda.
July 31. Feast Day of Saint Ignatius Loyola.
Cardinal John Njue, the cardinal - archbishop of Nairobi !
"Becoming a Kind of Club"
"The cardinal of Nairobi has suspended the Catholic Charismatic Renewal."
"Will he ban it?"We need to be very careful when we read that book, Acts of the Apostles...Adapted from The Catholic World Report, July 2009. By Travis Kavulla.
"Nairobi, Kenya -- It is no secret that African Christianity has been trending in the past few decades toward Pentecostal worship, with its raucous and individualized services and its emphasis on the Holy Spirit's regular, miraculous interventions in the everyday world.
"When a mainstream church applies the brakes on the trend, it's big news.
"So it was in Kenya, where front - page headlines last month declared Protests as Cardinal bans charismatic group.
"John Njue, the cardinal - archbishop of Nairobi, suspended the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) in February.
"The decision was so controversial that it was not written down, but delivered orally.
"The charismatics themselves remained hushed about it for three full months.
"When the news at last broke, Cardinal Njue said little publicly, but held a two - hour conversation with charismatic leaders in May and told parishioners at his cathedral on May 31, Pentecost Sunday, We need to be very careful when we read that book, Acts of the Apostles, not to take things too literally.
"He called charismatics' claim of divine healing and tongues not something to be taken lightly.
"Born out of an American Catholic gathering [sounds like an oblique reference to the Duquense U. folks of 1967 fame!] whose members [unilaterally] declared they had been baptized in the Holy Spirit, the CCR enjoyed the support of [Paul VI] and John Paul II.
"Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the papal preacher since 1980 and a memeber of the Church's committee for dialogue with Pentecostal churches, has been the charismatic movement's most prominent proponent, stressing that any complete understanding of the Trinity will include a realization of the Holy Spirit as an active force.
"Father Cantalamessa has visited Kenya and many other African and Latin American countries to preside over charismatic meetings.
"Predominantly women, Kenya's CCR members are faithful, Mass - going Catholics.
"But they also gather at week - long prayer - a - thons and overnight vigils where they exhort, loudly, the miraculous powers of Christ and his Holy Spirit."
They were making the Holy Spirit to say things it never said...
... and to do things that it never did...
"[S]ays Father Marino Gemma, parish priest of Nairobi's Consolata Shrine, one of Kenya's largest congregations, which hosted charismatic meetings, It was becoming a kind of club. They were making the Holy Spirit to say things that it never said, and do things that it never did. The Catholic Church is more cautious and prudent in declaring something a miracle. These people, these charismatics, need to be guided a bit..."
Sounds like -- to yours truly, at least! -- that this Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi, Kenya is equal to the task, huh??!! :)
July 30. Feast Day of St. Peter Chrysologus.
Father Dave Dwyer, CSP of The Busted Halo Show:
A priest unafraid to confront the opposition.
Leaving it to the Holy Spirit to do everything else!Adapted from an article "Religious Access: Catholic new media twitters and blogs to follow in the footsteps of St. Paul."
By Carol Baass Sowa [sic.].
In the local Catholic newspaper, Today's Catholic. July 17, 2009.
"In his own daily life, Father Dwyer's work for Busted Halo at Sirius XM [Radio] puts him in close proximity with over 140 channels, including the Playboy Channel, Cosmo and the Gay and Lesbian Channel.
"Many of the channels have invited him to come on their shows and he has never turned them down, explaining that this brings a Catholic voice to audience members who might not otherwise hear one.
"[H]e said, Sometimes we need to play in the sandbox with others, noting that numerous listeners have then tuned into his own Busted Halo Show afterwards as a result..."
"Los Linces, narcosicarios misteriosos"
Fuente original: EL UNIVERSAL / Zócalo / México. Lunes 20 de Julio de 2009.
"Los Linces, ex soldados que fueron integrantes de fuerzas especiales del Ejército, son hoy los principales sicarios del Cártel de Juárez o La Línea como recientemente se autodenomina este grupo criminal encabezado desde Chihuahua por Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, El Viceroy.
"Los Linces operan bajo tácticas militares, se mueven en células de no más de cinco para evitar ser detectados con sofisticado armamento y equipo de combate de primer nivel.
"Preparados bajo la disciplina de las fuerzas armadas, Los Linces aparecen sólo para ejecutar a sus víctimas.
"No hablan con nadie más de la organización criminal que no sean los jefes del Cártel de Juárez.
"Pocos conocen sus escondites o saben algo sobre su identidad, pero hasta dentro del grupo criminal identificado igual como La Línea se les teme, de acuerda con indagatorias efectuadas por la Subprocuraduría de Investigación Especializada en Delincuencia Organizada a los accedió El UNIVERSAL.
"El grupo de asesinos está integrado por no más 80 hombres.
"Fueron reclutados en diferentes partes del país, como Sinaloa, Veracruz y hacia el sur del país, según los expedientes PGR / SIEDO / UEIDCS / 309 / 20 - 08 y PGR / SIEDO / UEIDCS / 031 / 2009.."
The University of Texas El Paso:
"Aggravated robbery occurs"
"Latest incident brings violent crime total to five"
Mr. Carlos M. Silva, Jr. has this story from The UTEP Prospector. July 22, 2009.
"An aggravated robbery, reported by a disabled UTEP student June 27, is one of five violent crimes that occurred during the month of June.
"A UTEP police report stated that Michael D. McDonald, sophomore business major, was assaulted between the hours of 12:20 a.m. and 1 a.m. June 27 at the 2400 block of N. Oregon..."
"DePaul University is the first Catholic [ha, ha, HA!] university in America to offer [a] queer studies minor"
San Antonio's OLLU & Assumption Seminary's so - called American Catholic theology courses really are not all that unique! :) x 12
Mary McWay Seaman on Anne Hendershott's academic blockbuster:
Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education.
The original book review is in the combined July - August issue of the New Oxford Review, pages 45 - 46.
"A good portion of Hendershott's book details intellectual pluralism's romp through theology courses.
"If Catholics think that elements of numerology, witchcraft, Kabbalah, astrology, Buddhism, radical feminism, and Marxism are absent from theology courses on Catholic campuses, they should think again.
"Hendershott's study of radical feminist theologians on Catholic campuses highlights their claim that Jesus inaugurated a proto - feminist movement that venerated female leaders like Mary Magdalene.
"The radicals vilify St. Paul as a sexist and a homophobe, and their alternative feminst canon approves abortion, same - sex marriage, and women priests.
"DePaul University, cited as one of the Top 100 Best Campuses for homosexual students, is the first Catholic university in America to offer the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer studies minor.
"Hendershott sees such gay campus cultures and the clergy sex - abuse crisis as decimating Church authority: While the issue of homosexuality has taken on a life of its own on Catholic campuses and within seminaries and parish rectories ... it is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem. The real problem is the failure to recognize that there are indeed rules -- and a natural law basis for such rules ..."
'Way to go, good people!
"There are indeed rules -- and a natural law basis for such rules..."
Like maybe, humm .. how about this?
Romans 2:1 - 16 !!
July 29, 2009. Feast Day of Saint Martha.
Fine examples of St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish + Community - wide mutual help and support over the past few weeks!
All the above right here in Brackettville, Texas.
Zip code 78832.
Such things as:
Cake Walks and Brisket Plate fund raisers for "Albert" & "Tomás" and their respective families.
All of Brackettville seems to have had a part here!
Including dedicated volunteers from Krazy Chicken, you name it!
Plus, ready help for one of our homeless brothers, giving him housing and a well - earned chance for dignity and self worth.
A key role in this instance was providentially filled by Rev. Jeff Janca's office at the First Baptist Church plus there was the role played by Deacons Joe Goebel and James Bader.
Not to mention good folks from Spofford Junction.
Then, too, there was last Wednesday's special St. Mary Magdalene's Feast Day Mass and Ice Cream Social and Potluck, courtesy of the Reverend Father Pius Ezeigbo, the Rev. Mr. James Bader, Deacon, Mrs. Mary Jane Meek of the Parish liturgical Committee, and so many more.
Indeed, shortly afterwards, both Mr. Raul Rivas and Mr. Reymundo Aguilar concurred independently and in person that most likely 100 good folks participated.
So: Yes, Virginia!
Don't even have to doubt it: the Holy Spirit is just as active right here and now in Brackettville, Texas as He has been all over the Earth since Pentecost, where Saint Peter -- as recorded in Acts 2:16 -- was inspired to quote from Joel 2:28.
Snippets from Sunday's San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS...
"Perry living large thanks to taxpayers, rich backers"
By R.G. Ratcliffe, Houston Chronicle newspaper.
The SA Express - News picked up this item on Sunday, July 25, 2009.
Among Governor Perry's many traveling perks was this one:
"There was a trip to Istanbul for the Bilderberg conference, hosted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands..."
"Doubt along abortion divide"By David Barstow, New York Times.
Re: The continuing political fall out from the late - term abortionist Doctor George Tiller murder case..
"Abortion opponents are bracing for a drop in support, especially from those in the murky middle ground of the debate.
"Worse yet, after years of persuading supporters to work within the law, they say they have already lost credibility among the most ardent abortion opponents who can't help point out that one one gunman achieved what all their protests and prayers could not..."
"Britain's last survivor of WW I trenches dies"
"111 - year - old didn't even speak of war until he was 100."
By Robert Barr. Associated Press .
"LONDON -- Harry Patch, Britain's last survivor of the trenches of World War I, was a reluctant soldier who became a powerful eyewitness to the horror of war, and a symbol of a lost generation.
"Patch, who died Saturday at 111, was wounded in 1917 in the Battle of Passchendaele, which he remembered as mud, mud and more mud mixed with blood.
"After training he was sent to the trenches as a machine - gunner in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
"The five- man Lewis gun team had a pact to try not to kill enemy soldiers but to aim at their legs unless it came down to killing or being killed, he said."
Rest in Peace, Old Soldier! You've earned it a bunch of times over!
Even Romans 2:14 - 16 will assure you of that..
St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish Sunday a.m. Altar Server Show-up Honor Roll!
Sunday. July 26, 2009. 10:30 a.m. Mass. TEAM Mr. Jerry Lee DeHoyos.
July 25. Feast Day of Saint James.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Mr. Chad Mills, Principal of Holy Name Catholic School.
3814 Nash Blvd., San Antonio, Texas. 78223
Telephone: (210) 333 - 7356.
Where Mr. John Calvin Hegedus was prior to his "Administrative Leave." :)
"I would be delighted to take you on a tour to show you how we treat children as Jesus'calls us to do."
Mr. Hegedus' own spin on Mr. Mills' comments, at least in his own perverted yearnings for older male youngsters in Mr. Mills' classrooms and elsewhere, as we can see below from these snippets of published law enforcement transcripts of text message intercepts, is somewhat less hypocritical and misleading.
And for all he was handpicked by both Archbishop Gómez and Fr. Arturo Cepeda to run amok in the seminary for two (2) full consecutive years prior to Mr. Mills welcoming him with loud cries and warm embrazos -- as a religion teacher to children:
"Have u ever had anal sex before ... I am bring lube. We don't need condoms can't get pregnant LOL."
"AP Interview: Q & A with new San Antonio archbishop. February 19, 2005."
Adapted from this online source: Abuse Tracker 2005. A digest of links to media coverage of clergy abuse.
"SAN ANTONIO The Most Reverend José H. Gómez was installed this week as the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Antonio...
"Q. Do you think the church has adequately addressed the clergy sexual abuse crisis of recent years?"
"A: "I would like to think that we have addressed the immediate needs of the people because I feel the decisions we made were very clear and they helped... As the Holy Father said, there is no room for this kind of abuse in Christendom."
True enough, your excellency!
Does your own archdiocese of San Antonio even qualify these days as a part of Christendom?
What about your very own Our Lady of the Lake University, Assumption Seminary & Mr. Chad Mills' Holy Name Catholic School?
All of whom share responsibility for unleashing a laugh - out - loud caricature of paranoia - fueled homophobia named John Calvin Hegedus on an all - but - already - brain - dead American Catholic people?
Just what kind of mess, your excellency, are you planning to leave your successor as archbishop of San Antonio next March, 2009?
Can keeping the lid on a potential rash of multi - million dollar lawsuits for the next seven months be worth it, just to get that coveted Cardinal's Red Hat this coming March 1, 2010, when your mandatory minimum 5 - year stretch as an archbishop is finally up?
July 24: Feast Day of Saint Sharbel Makhlouf.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Louis and Laura Waddell!
"25 Years Together"
From The Brackett News, Thursday July 16, 2009.
Thanks again, Brother Louis .. :)
"I am a person with homosexual inclinations, and I am powerless over this condition"
With formal permission from AA we utilize the Twelve Steps...
"[N]one of us will have to face the problems of homosexuality alone..."
Adapted from the Rev. Father John Harvey, O.S.F.S.' timely article in the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, August / September 2009, "Homosexuality and Courage."
"[I]n 1978 I received a letter from Father Benedict Groeschel in which he told me about the desire of the archbishop of New York, Terence Cardinal Cooke, to help persons with same - sex attractions to live chaste lives.
"Through Father Groeschel I met Cardinal Cooke, who asked me to start a support group for persons with same - sex attractions [SSA] to teach them the virtue of chastity.
"It took two years before our first group meeting.
"That led the Archdiocese of New York to plan a support group for men and women with same - sex attractions who desired to live chaste lives.
"The new group began its first session in September 1980.
"At the first meeting of Courage there were five men in attendance.
"The group grew slowly.
"A New York priest, Father Edwin O'Brien -- now Archbishop O'Brien of Baltimore was my director.
"On one occasion he suggested that I ask the men to write out their goals and purposes.
"It took the support group months of deliberation to produce their five goals.
"Those Five Goals are still in use today.
"The Five Goals of Courage:
"Goal 1: To live chaste lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality.
"Goal 2: To dedicate our entire lives to Christ through service to others, spiritual reading, prayer, meditation, individual spiritual direction, frequent attendance at Mass, and the frequent reception of the sacraments of reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.
"Goal 3: To foster a spirit of fellowship in which we may share with one another our thoughts and experiences and to ensure that none of us will have to face the problems of homosexuality.
"Goal 4: To be mindful of the truth that chaste friendships are not only possible, but necessary in a chaste Christian life and to encourage one another in forming and sustaining them.
"Goal 5: To live lives that may serve as good examples to others.
"The Five Goals reveal the purposes of this support group, which later got its name of Courage from one of the members.
"Later on he died of AIDS.
"The first goal identifies the group as loyal to the teaching of the Church on the necessity of chastity."
What a contrast to Assumption Seminary and OLLU!! :
"The second goal sets up a program of intensive prayer as the principal means of learning chastity."
Thanks to the John Calvin Hegedus case, we know this much:
Neither Archbishop Gómez nor Archbishop Flores seemed to have listened...
"The third goal demands regular attendance at meetings and active participation in its discussions in a manner similar to Alcoholics Anonymous.
Again, most likely Duh!!?? on the part of both archbishops and Fr. Cepeda...
"The fourth goal is concerned with seeking chaste friendships as support in preserving a chaste way of living.
"The fifth goal stresses giving good example to other persons."
D*a*m*n do our local ranking clergy have a lot to answer for! :)
"The meetings led to the formation of lasting friendships and deeper prayer lives.
"By writing articles and making oral presentations on the meaning of Courage between 1980 and 1985, I was able to describe the benefits and the limitations of Courage.."
This article is a fantastic source of information for anyone interested in learning more about the struggles of those heroic men and women from America's homosexual community who really do love Jesus Christ and moreover set a tremendously inspiring example to us all in the process of striving to live out their lives here below in preparation for an eternity of bless with Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the Holy Saints in heaven.
I have had the unique privilege of knowing such heroes, and will always owe them more than I'll ever be able to repay!
As for all those archbishops, bishops, priests, deacons and nuns who betray these good folks and everyone too?
No need to waste our time on their probable destiny, o.k.? :)
We'll give them the benefit of the doubt by perfunctorily remembering them in our daily prayers, but otherwise leave them to enjoy whatever they can here, these thrice - accursed religious, whether male or female, as "here" may in fact, be all they believe in anyway!
Let the Holy Spirit sort all that out, as we tremble for own sins and for our own salvation...
The Rev. Father Martín Garcia Avila, 34, of Mexicali, Mexico:
"He had long since left the fashion world where he worked as a model"
I got tired of the fake life...
Adapted from this original source: MySA . Web Posted: 05/03/2009 12:00 CDT. "Ordinations hoped to be a spark." By Abe Levy -- Express - News.
"For Garcia Avila, becoming a priest brings to fruition a calling he felt one day at a spiritual retreat in his hometown of Mexicali, south of the California border.
"He had long since left the fashion world where he worked as a model, he said, a lifestyle that left him feeling empty.
"[H]e said. I got tired of the fake life. It never satisfied me. Now, I have to be a model of Christ. That's my challenge."
Way to go, Padre!
You seem to have been successful in dealing with the slavering - drooling importunities of the likes of Archbishop Gomez's hand- picked seminarian, Mr. John Calvin Hegedus, clumsy as they most probably were, so!
We're betting you will be able to deal with any of the other satanic clowns our archdiocese's lavender mafia will be most surely sending your way! :)
By the way, speaking of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) which appears to be Mr. Hegedus' spiritual incubator and alma mater, some such satanic types in your own future may well be women, believe it or not....
"Murió último abad de la Basílica"
Su famosa carta al Vaticano:
"[P]onía en duda la existencia misma de Juan Diego y las apariciones de la Virgen de Guadalupe"
Adaptada de esta fuente original: EL UNIVERSAL / Zócalo / México. Lunes 20 de Julio de 2009.
"Guillermo Schulenurg Prado, ex abad de la Basílica de Guadalupe, falleció ayer a los 93 años de edad en un hospital de la Ciudad de México.
"La Arquidiócesis de México confirmó la noticia luego de que durante la misa celebrada en la Basílica de Guadalupe ante miles de pregrinos de Querétaro, el obispo de esa Diócesis, Mario de Gasperín Gasperín, elevara una oración por el descanso eterno del ex abad.
"Los restos mortales del sacerdote son velados en una agencia funeraria ubicada en la calle de Sullivan, colonia San Rafael, y hoy serán traslados al santuario mariano que dirigió durante 33 años, donde a las 09:00 el cardenal Norberto Rivera celebrará una misa exequial.
"Schulenburg desató controversia en 1996, cuando se anunció la intención de canonizar a Juan Diego, el ex abad envió una carta al Vaticano en la que ponía en duda la existencia misma de Juan Diego y. consecuentemente, las apariciones de la Virgen de Guadalupe, de las luego se arrepintió y ya no quería hablar más del asunto."
"Internal Iranian data show a high degree of disaffection among young people"
"More than 90 percent of Tehran's prostitutes have passed the university entrance exam"Adapted from this number two secondary source: The religious magazine First Things, August - September 2009. issue.
Number one secondary source quoted by the above: The Austrian newspaper Der Standard, February 3, 2009.
"Internal Iranian data show a high degree of disaffection among young people.
"The Austrian newspaper Der Standard reported on an Iranian Education Ministry poll of young Iranians.
"Of Iranians fifteen to twenty - nine year sold, 36 percent said that they wanted to emigrate.
"Fewer than a third found existing social norms acceptable.
"No Iranian outlet dared print the study, the Austrian paper explained.
"In a second study reported by Der Standard, Iran's Health ministry reported that prostitution has become a typical way for Iranian women to pay their university tuition.
"According to the Health Ministry survey, more than 90 percent of Tehran's prostitutes have passed the university entrance exam, while 80 percent say they engage in prostitution voluntarily and temporarily.
"The educated ones are waiting for better jobs.
"Those with university qualifications intend to study later, and the ones who already are registered at university cite the high tuition as their motive for prostitution.
"The Health Ministry's report concluded that most of Tehran's prostitutes are content with their occupation and do not consider it a sin according to Islamic law.
"Other estimates have put the number of prostitutes working in Tehran as high as 300,000."
July 22: Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene.
Happy Birthday Greetings!!
To: Misty Rose, of First Baptist Church in Brackettville, Texas!
From: her good friend, Linda Sanchez, of St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish likewise in Brackettville, Texas!
Linda's extra message to Misty:
"Misty! Remember Joshua 1:9!"
At last! :)
Bishops and priests who really DO believe in Jesus Christ!
Whereas in San Antonio & Brackettville, who can really say??!!
'Cause these are REAL men daily facing gunfire, torture & death while doing their jobs...
"Amenaza de muerte narco a tres obispos"
"[A]seguró el vocero Hugo Valdemar No hay otra manera para atacar al narcotráfico más que con el Ejercito"
con el maligno no se dialoga...
Adapatda de esta fuente original: El Zócalo -- EL UNIVERSAL -- México. Lunes 20 de Julio de 2009.
"La Iglesia católica denunció que tres obispos y varios sacerdaotes en Michoacán han recibido amenazas de muerte.
"Sin embargo, hasta ahora, la Arquidiócesis de México no ha pedido una protección especial para ello ni ha solicitado el cierre de esas iglesias.
"Para la Iglesia católica, existe un aspecto doctrinal que es muy claro: con el maligno no se díaloga, afirmó el vocero de la jerarquía católica."
By contrast the greatest physical threats facing the likes of such integrity - lacking media personalities as Archbishop José H. Gómez and Fr. Arturo Cepeda are the multiple threats that are colored like this: $MILLIONS$.
That is to say, millions of dollars of legally appropriated diocesan dollars taken from rank and file parishioners by first - class prosecuting attorneys, themselves ambitious and on the make...
Don't believe it?
Stick around over the next year or two, then we can ALL believe it! :)
'Cause if I'm wrong so what?
I'll still be shelling out 4 figures a year and up as my own share of the Annual Archbishop's Appeal.
And this for as long as I can (heh! heh!), so for me it'll be a win - win situation...
And it makes no difference to me personally if I'm right and Archbishop Gómez really does turn out to be an even greater habitual *uck *up than was Archbishop Flores.
Or, instead -- albeit with a judicious outlay of parishioners' cash -- he becomes media - manufactured into instant, living, breathing sainthood, as was our oh so - famous Mariachi Bishop... :) x 5!!
More on Archbishop José H. Gómez's criminally negligent blunder shared with Fr. Arturo Cepeda...
RE: John Calvin Hegedus...
Snippets of internet forum chatter from:
walle11: "John was a friend of mine in college. Everyone knew he was gay. [A] bit too strict on religion. I can't honestly say I'm too surprised this happened -- I am surprised this happened with a minor, but not entirely."
Johnny: "I knew John from my days at OLLU. He was a good friend of mine."
James: "John was my friend. John had a private life when he not working. What most people don't know he gay. Only few people know he gay [sic.]."
"Only few people know he gay [sic.]"
So far as Mr. Hegedus' two (2) year stretch at Archbishop Gomez's Assumption Seminary is concerned, did one of his fellow seminarians, the young ex - male model from Mexicali suspect what he was up to?
This young man was ordained a few short months ago by Archbishop Gómez along with four (4) other candidates for the priesthood.
It stands to reason that a sexually aggressive homosexual predator of the John Calvin Hegedus mold would have been quick to come on strong with any male young or old with whom he lived in close physical proximity for two (2) years, especially an ex - male model from Mexicali.
Mother of ex - Holy Name School (HNS) female student bravely speaks up for our drooling sexual predator!
And by extension, for Archbishop Gómez and Fr. Cepeda...
cwoitena "LJL78A07, I have a 17 year old daughter who attended HNS for 8 years. If something bad would happen to her, I would be beyond devastated and can only pray that I would have the strength to pray for anyone who would harm her. I can only ask you to consider that you do not KNOW all the facts, just as I do not know all the facts. I believe in the U.S. Constitution that says we all have a right to due process under the law and that we are innocent until PROVEN guilty... Colosians 3:13 says: As the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive...I will pray for you also..."
St. Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish Altar Server Show - up Honor Roll!
Saturday. July 18, 2009. 5:30 p.m. Mass. TEAM Mr. Tony Flores.
Sunday. July 19, 2009. 10:30 a.m. Mass. TEAM Mr. Jerry Lee DeHoyos & Ms. Samantha DeHoyos.
Godd job with great young and dedicated people with parents themselves more than merely equal to the task!
July 21. Feast Day of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi.
"Do the Devil and Demons Really Exist?"
Do demons have a real existence as personal, but not human, beings?
Adapted from Insert I -2, of that overall right - on Bible that we can get from Sister Nora's Charismatic group right here in Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish in Brackettville, Texas.
"The story of Job tells how Satan asked God for a chance to test Job (see Jb 1:6 - 12).
"Are we to understand this as a symbolic reference to evil?
"Or do demons have a real existence as personal, but not human, beings?
"Scripture, Tradition, and the Church's magisterium all consistently affirm that God has in fact created angelic beings to serve him (for biblical references, see What Does the Church Teach About Angels? D - 1).
"But some of the angels made a radical and irrevocable decision to reject God and his reign (see Jude 6).
"Though created good by God, they became evil through their own choice.
"So they were cast from his presence in heaven (see Lk 10:18), and they now attempt to seduce human beings away from God as well (see Gn 3:1 - 7).
"The leader of these fallen angels (or demons) has many names in Scripture: the evil one (1 Jn 5:18 - 19); the devil (from the Greek word meaning the one who throws himself across the divine plan -- Mt. 4:1); the ruler of the world (Jn 14:30); Satan (In Hebrew, adversary, accuser -- Jb 1:6); the serpent or dragon (Rv 12:9).
"The name Lucifer (from the Latin for light - bearer -- Is 14:12 - 15, footnote) traditionally refers to the devil's radiant angelic beauty before he fell.
"The great power and intelligence that belongs to angels by their nature, now perverted for wicked purposes by the diabolical rebellion against God, allows the demons to do great evil in the world.
"Nevertheless, as mere creatures they are by no means God's equal, and in the end their utter defeat is sure through Jesus Christ (see Heb 2:14 - 15; see also Why Does God Allow Evil? I - 1 ).
"In the meantime, except perhaps in the case of a genuine demonic possession (which is rare), human beings cannot be forced by Satan against their will ( see Jas 4:7).
"His tactics instead are to tempt, deceive, and accuse (see Mt 4:1-11; Rv 12:9 - 10; Zec 3:1-2).
"For that reason, our Lord has taught us to pray, Deliver us from the evil one (Mt 6:13).
"RELATED SCRIPTURE -- Texts cited: Trust me, folks, they're all most likely embedded above! :)
"General: Check it out in most any reasonably good Bible of your personal choice!
"CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH [CCC] -- CCC 391 - 95 . CCC 397 . CCC 2850 - 2854 . CCC 2864. "
Folks, we will guarantee that the CCC sections mentioned immediately above are chock a block with Scriptural citations!
Don't believe it?
Then, just check it out on line, using Alta Vista, Yahoo or Google search engines:
"Catechism of the Catholic Church."
July 20: A Martyr's Feast Day, that of Saint Apollinaris.
San Antonio Archbishop's Appeal -- like Paddington the little Bear -- still ambles on here locally in Brackettville !!
So many competing financial demands on his excellency, The Most Reverend José Horacio Gómez, Archbishop of San Antonio, know what I mean? :)
Yet another of his very own hand - picked -- thankfully now - ex! -- seminarians caught trying to stick his hands down yet another kid's pants, at the kid's own house, no less!
What was Father Arturo Cepeda, Archdiocesan Director of Vocations, thinking to let this fondling and drooling reject from the remotest reaches of the planet of anus mundi into Assumption Seminary in the first place?
Let alone for two (2) whole years - worth of fondling and drooling with his like - minded fellow seminarians??!!
We'd better believe that there were fellow seminarians of normal sexual orientation who more than likely made a good faith effort to alert the competent authorities as to what this anus mundi reject was up to, most likely 24 - 7!
Because how else could such an aggressive sexual predator last so long?
If not because he was protected -- by our archdiocesan so - called Lavender Mafia??!!
Whether priests, seminarians or laity?
Now on "administrative leave," Mr. John Calvin Hegedus is sure to cost His Excellency big legal bucks!
So here's the latest on our own little humble contribution:
Original assessed 2009 parish valuation of "560 -- St. Mary Magdalene Church -- Brackettville: $3,505."
Our own little 2 cents worth: a flat 30% off the top: $1,051.50.
Assigned Account # 056000273 09 IPS.
Paid in so far this year: $651.50.
Remaining balance owed Archbishop's Appeal as of our last payment yesterday: $400.00 .
Locally Unreported Fabulous Facts related to Ms. Rachel Elizabeth Swinson's 2009 UT Austin graduation!!
Fact One: if The Brackett News is correct (Thursday, July 16, 2009) Ms. Swinson graduated from B.H.S. in 2006. That means she finished her undergraduate degree in just three (3) years.
Fact Two: "Just 4.2 percent of U.S. undergraduates earned a bachelor's degree within three years, according to 2001 statistics from the Department of Education." Source: The San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS. Thursday, July 16, 2009.
Fact Three: At the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), barely 2% of the 4,000 incoming freshmen in the Fall semester of 2007 will be able to fight long enough and hard enough to graduate in four (4) years!
Congratulations Rachel !! :)