Monthly Archives: April 2016

Business At Hand

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If its not about our Lord and His business, its a distraction away from our Lord and His business and simply not worth anything. Attend to the business at hand.

Matthew 3:2

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Out Of Time, Space, Matter

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Needed to share – There is only one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

It would do all society a great service, for Summa Theological to be required study.

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Michael Voris And Limiting God – EDIT UPDATE

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What ever allegations Mr. Voris is making in regards to the NY Archdiocese, is not the reason for my posting this story. As it stands, New York archdiocese denies allegation that it sought to smear Michael Voris.  Please do not use this as a launching pad to promote more hate, allegations or discord against the Bishops, Church or anyone else. I simply sought to extend a hand to a man who seemed to be in pain. I will continue to pray for EVERYONE in this matter and will as I always do, pray for everyone. Peace. Its never good to jump to conclusions. We all need to stop and pray for one another. To love one another. I truly do, love you all.

“I give you a new commandment: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.
This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”

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April 22, 2016

I have never been a fan of Michael Voris nor Church Militant. But I tell you from my heart, as a penitent myself, I truly respect him for this video as what he is saying is absolutely true about the power of our Lord for the worst of the worst sinners NO ONE loved or could love, but our Lord. God bless him.

Our Lord BEAUTIFULLY uses our past, to fish for souls still in the past we left behind with His grace, and in His own way. When we are open about our past and honest that it IS in the past and no longer who we are, as our Lord “makes all things new”, there is more for our Lord to use, to bring souls closer to Him. Otherwise we are “Limiting God” on what He can use and can not use.

We always have our own idea of where we think our Lord is calling us and what He is asking us to do. Our limited view says what we think, but our Lord is not limited to our view or understanding..

 

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St. George

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St. George,

Heroic Catholic soldier and defender of your Faith, you dared to criticize a tyrannical Emperor and were subjected to horrible torture. You could have occupied a high military position but you preferred to die for your Lord.
Obtain for us the great grace of heroic Christian courage that should mark soldiers of Christ. Amen

Prayer from Catholic Online

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Gender Identity Crisis – UPDATE

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Via Patch

Target announced this week that transgender customers are welcome to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity while shopping at its stores in New Jersey and elsewhere.

“We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the company said in a statement.

The company said the policy applies to fitting rooms, too.

No one is taking into account that people who identify as transgender account for 0.3 % of the population in the US. While 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape. This entire debate is a red herring and the issue here is VERY clear that woman WILL be at greater risk of rape. NO WOMAN should have to live in constant fear of being raped because a law, or an “idea” allows men into a woman’s public bathroom or fitting room. PERIOD.

Via RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Every 107 seconds, another sexual assault occurs.
There is an average of 293,000 instances (victims age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year
68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
98% of rapists will never spend a day in jail

Be it that you “identify” as the opposite sex or not, what you were born with, IS who you are. Science will back that up 100%. Women will become the “target”. Sexual predators use every excuse under the sun to get what they want. This just opens another door for them to do just that. As a rape survivor, it is one thing to forgive an attacker and quite another to leave that door open for more sexual assaults. That is a door that needs to be bricked up and cemented over. No woman should have to be placed in that situation by a store looking to pump up its profits by appealing to the nonsense of the fad of the day that doesn’t apply to the entire society at large.

As Target clearly opens the door for abuse of women, I am closing my door to shopping at Target.

EDIT TO ADD:

If a person can’t deal with, or refuses to deal with who they were born as, how then can that person demand that others deal with it?

My post has nothing to do with the choice some make, to take on an identity one was not born with but rather the ramifications of the decision to not deal with accepting the fact one was not born as they wish, and the effects it places on all of society. We all have to take Personal Responsibility with the choices, good and bad that we as individuals make. When we refuse to accept our own personal issues and blast all society for them, its called being irrational. If one as a transgender, can’t deal with who they are, as they were born, how can there be any rationality in forcing others to accept them? Its not to say that we don’t accept the fact that they, as we all are, are human beings with dignity. Every human on earth should be shown and treated with dignity, love and mercy. When we give into irrational choices, hoping it will just go away, the problem becomes magnified and all society suffers for it in other serious ways.

.When we cater to irrational behaviors, we ourselves are being irrational. It in fact is codependency. Its becoming very clear, this is what our society today is suffering with as you can see it in the enacting of laws today, which support irrational behavior along with people, business and outlets supporting them..

Codependent relationships are a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency, the most common theme is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and identity.
Lord help us.
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4/26/2015
EDIT TO ADD:
Story from just last year…
We don’t need more of this. We have had enough.

 

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Sheep Rattle

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I promised my daughters that I would bring them something home from my Retreat this weekend. I purchased two sheep rattles on my way home. Although I knew what I was bringing them was much more than stuffed toys. What they can’t see yet, but I do clearly, is their mom is coming back with a firm guard on the lambs our Lord has given to me to give back to Him. Just as the Good Shepherd lays down His life for His sheep, so I must lay down my life for the lambs our Lord has entrusted me with, to care for until I can no longer. This is the job of a mom. This is the vocation of Motherhood. Yes, I care for all the souls placed in my life, but my top priority is for the two lambs in my own pen. As was my parents job when I was a “lamb”.

The story of my becoming aware of my conversion is one in which took place when my dad lay dying. When we are at a loss as to what we can do, our Lord is ever there to guide us. At that moment, as he was dying, I shook and prayed. Never thinking anything about it until it all became clear. We should never fear death, as we should only have fear of our Lord as we are living.

As I arrived home yesterday afternoon from the beautiful retreat, I handed my daughters their little sheep. A little while later my daughter Violet came to me as said with excitement “Mommy! It rattles!”.  Immediately the words flowed back to her. I began to tell her that she should always, for the rest of her life, remember and never forget that she has received our Lord in the Eucharist. That she was in fact a “sheep”. When ever she gets lost, no matter how far she walks away from our Lord, our Lord can hear her shake from the inside. The second she becomes afraid, she should remember that our Lord always knows where she is because she has Him everywhere she goes and just like that little rattling sheep, He hears her and will lead her back home too. She should never be afraid of the Shepherd and should tell Him everything through the sacrament of Reconciliation. In the Confessional, so she knows for a fact, He healed her when she gets into the tangles or covered in burs of sin, which are poisonous. Then to never get into those tangles again but to stay close to Him. Walking His path.

“Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.”

 

 

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That Moment

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How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me?

That moment you realize your really listening to the Good Shepherd….

As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God

While on retreat this past weekend, I was pondering that voice I had been listening to. It was a chilly and very windy day Saturday and in the midst of silence, I found myself walking around taking in the beauty of the nature I was placed in. I came to a water feature and bent down, finding myself asking our Lord, “Is it you Lord? Is this voice I have been listening to You? In an instant, I heard a slight giggle in my heart. I began to look myself over and I was dressed in all in white. The pants I unknowingly put on that morning were white along with my shirt were white and I was wearing my comfy snugly white coat that is fluffy like a lamb. I looked up at the statue atop the water feature and a smile came over my face. In that moment, I knew for a fact.

Yes. The lost sheep indeed was finally home, healed, and at peace. It was no doubt the Good Shepherd who retrieved me. The Good Shepherd Who healed me. The Good Shepherd who I love. It also just happened to be “Good Shepherd” weekend. We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Jesus said:
“My sheep hear my voice;
I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
No one can take them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,
and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.
The Father and I are one.”

 

 

 

 

 

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In Silence

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I am leaving for a silent retreat away, to spend time in prayer, silence and pondering with our Lord for three days. I am requesting prayers and know that I am keeping you all in mine.

Thank you and may our Lord bless us all.

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The Right to Religious Freedom

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Those who accuse the religious of “bigotry” forget it is also bigotry to accuse the religious.

In English the word “bigot” refers to a person whose habitual state of mind includes an obstinate, irrational, or unfair intolerance of ideas, opinions, ethnicities, or beliefs that differ from their own, and intolerance of the people who hold them.

 

 

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SPOILER ALERT!!! Shroud Of Turin & Sudarium of Oviedo..

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New Study: The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo Covered the Same Person

 

And the same Man is ever present in the Holy Eucharist

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.Luke 8:17

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Requesting Prayers For Cathleen

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I am asking my readers to please pray for Virginia and Cathleen. Mother and daughter, both in the winter of life.

Virginia is an elderly woman who I am visiting every Monday, as I bring our Lord in the Eucharist to her. She is currently in a nursing facility and unable to care for herself. She informed me that her daughter Cathleen had been diagnosed with advanced Ovarian Cancer a year ago. She was doing much better and looked like she may survive after receiving Anointing of the Sick. Last week as I visited Virginia, she had advised me that her daughter had called her and told her she was not doing very well again and didn’t think she would be able to see her again as she believed her time in exile was almost over and believed our Lord would be taking her very soon.

I had put out a prayer request on facebok last week, seeking prayers for them both. As I visited Virginia today, Cathleen is still with us but still in need of our prayers.

I beg you, in your charity, please remember them both in your prayers. Along with all women who suffer with Ovarian Cancer. Thank you.

 

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More Facebook Troubles – UPDATE 3 -Victory in Christ

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It seems the folks at Facebook are at it again, blocking & locking accounts that contain any Religious information in names. I had opened my account in 2009 and had never had a problem until today, when I was booted out and had to log back in as the information had stated that I changed my password  month ago. To which I had not. As I try to log back in, Facebook now requires me to submit federal issued ID’s that prove who I am,  to which I took a picture of my US Military ID, California Issued DL and a photo of my Lay Carmelite Order ID Card.  About two months ago, I added TOC (Third Order Carmelite) after my name, witch BTW is Margaret, but since birth I have been called Peggy..  I will be 50 years old in December.  I do not have any ID with Peggy on it. Its a known Nickname for the name Margaret just a Mark is for Marcus.

So I complied, and received an email back stating:

Hi,

According to the Facebook Terms, you must be at least 13 years old to use Facebook. Please wait while we review your ID and confirm that you are eligible to use Facebook.

If you haven’t provided an ID that meets our requirements, please reply to this email and attach a copy of your ID. You can review what types of ID we accept and how to send your attachments over a secure connection here:

I am still unable to log into my Facebook account which I had opened in 2009, 7 years ago, without having to provide ANY ID using the exact information I have always used. For the past few years, religious have been targeted UNJUSTLY by this “Social Media” site and it is notorious for unfair treatment to Priests and Religious Sisters refusing them to use their Religious IDENTITY.  I guess its the Third Orders turn. May our Lord bless them and our Lord have mercy on them.

Funny really, as I had been pondering deleting the account as I am leaving on Retreat this coming weekend. It would have been nice to retrieve seven years of personal photos of my children before hand. After pondering this deeply, I don’t mind being kicked out of social media hell and I truly now can do more work for our Lord at hand as the chain that has been attached to my wrist, chained to the computer, has been cut. Peace. Its not to say there are not a lot of wonderful souls on Facebook that I have gotten to know as I love you very much, but the reality of Life, is not being confined to a smart phone, computer screen or any other electronic gadget that only permits you to talk about things needing to be done. Our Lord’s Kingdom is much bigger and He needs hands to do some work away from what we have adapted to mean “social”.  Social is face to face. I will keep everyone in my prayers, always. The only change is that our Lord has removed the chaos that I obviously did not need, in order for me to do the work He truly needs me to do. I obviously don’t need Facebook. We only need our Lord.

Thank you Lord.

Edit to add: Just returned from Holy Mass and after the events of not just today, but this entire week, and since I became aware of what our Lord is doing to my heart,  with my ENTIRE heart, mind, strength and soul, I shout out, YES LORD I love you more than anything.

Todays Readings & Gospel Saturday, April 9, 2016 (For Sunday April 10th)

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Update –

Emal received this morning from Facebook from Email address: privacy+jjlgglaq.aearamnaxy@support.facebook.com :

Hi,

Thanks for reaching out to us, but unfortunately we can’t confirm you’re the owner of this account.

Please reply with a scan or photo of your government-issued identification that has your name and photo or name and date of birth.

If you’re unable to provide your government-issued ID, please visit the Help Center to learn about the other types of ID we accept

No. I forgive you. God bless you. Shaking the dust from my shoes

“Let us not stay imprisoned within ourselves, but let us break open our sealed tombs to the Lord that He may enter and give us life.” – Pope Francis (Easter Vigil Mass in Rome – 2016)

 

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REPLY NEEDEDCase #320320655

ACTIVITY

What you submitted
Yesterday
First name

Peg

Last name

Drebena Demetris Toc

Email address or mobile phone number

XXXXXXXXXX

Date of birth

December 7, 1966

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We sent you a message
Yesterday

Hi,

According to the Facebook Terms, you must be at least 13 years old to use Facebook. Please wait while we review your ID and confirm that you are eligible to use Facebook.

If you haven’t provided an ID that meets our requirements, please reply to this email and attach a copy of your ID. You can review what types of ID we accept and how to send your attachments over a secure connection here:

https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=148993491850191

Note that we won’t be able to take any action on this account without a copy of an ID that meets these requirements. Sorry for the inconvenience.

In the meantime, we encourage you to review our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities for more information:

http://www.facebook.com/terms.php

View updates from your Support Inbox: https://fb.me/2arASDeJeY6mOzq

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

What you submitted
Yesterday
I will be 50 December 7th of this year
We sent you a message
Today

Hi,

Thanks for reaching out to us, but unfortunately we can’t confirm you’re the owner of this account.

Please reply with a scan or photo of your government-issued identification that has your name and photo or name and date of birth.

If you’re unable to provide your government-issued ID, please visit the Help Center to learn about the other types of ID we accept:

https://www.facebook.com/help/159096464162185/?ref=cr

Keep in mind that the information on the ID you provide must match the information on the account.

Please cover up any personal information we don’t need to confirm your identity (ex: address, Social Security number) and save the image(s) as a JPEG.

We hope to hear from you so we can help.

View updates from your Support Inbox: https://fb.me/axXCMPYELFeX9d

Thanks,

Facebook

I received another email from the folks at Facebook….

Yesterday

Hi,

Thanks for your response. It looks like your name on Facebook doesn’t match the name on the ID(s) you submitted.

To help us confirm that you’re using your authentic name:

1. Log into your Facebook account
2. Follow the on-screen instructions
3. If you still can’t update your name, you’ll be able to fill out a contact form

View updates from your Support Inbox:

Thanks,

Jesse
Community Operations
Facebook

Apparently Jesse doesn’t understand that Peg and Margaret are the same name and many souls have their madden name on their accounts along with married names….
I sent them the link to Wikipedia : Peggy Peggy is most commonly a diminutive of the female given name Margaret. It is sometimes spelled Peggie

 

What I found out during the ban. If you log into ANY Social Media Site with your FB account – If you are Banned from FB – You are in FACT CENCORED from speaking on ANY board who only uses FB logins to register. Fox News, Huff Post, etc., included. You are forced not only out of FB, but forced to create a new email address in order to comment anywhere OUTSIDE of FB as your email address looks as if it has already registered on other sites, due to Facebook holding your information. This is CENSORSHIP and its best NEVER to use your FB account to log into any Social Media site but to use some other form. Not only does FB take possession of your photos, videos and email, but your ability to speak anywhere else on Social Media – This is what is coming. You will not be able to voice anything if you use this site to log on other places outside of Facebook.

This is no different than that of the censorship the Apostles had to deal with from the beginning. Another thing to take into consideration is if you have Credit Card info on Facebook, if a fraud charge is made during your ban, you can NOT log in to dispute it and must go directly to the bank in order to take care of the situation.   Just before I was banned, I purchases some tokens for a game I had played, and was unable to use them and was told I needed to log in to dispute the charges, but could not as I was blocked from dong so. . I also received several updates about birthdays etc, which was silly. If it’s not me, why send updates?

We never know why our Lord leads us to places we just can’t understand, but we do know that in His time, He brings His Light to the entire situation…

I am now back on Facebook (for at short time anyway,  as I leave Friday for my Carmelite silent retreat), under the name that appears on my IDs that no one in the past 50 years of life have ever called me by,  unless they were official documents, police, or I was paying some bill. Social Media trying to make itself OFFICIAL Media. Which is very alarming for the reasons I just posted.

Although, what gives me hope, all my documents with the Catholic Church can be found under Margaret.

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for the name You have for me. That is the one I look forward answering to.

Peace always.

 

UPDATE: Victory in Christ – FB has issues with Catholic Religious Identities

Today 4/13./2016

Hi Peg Drebena,

Thanks for verifying your identity. We’ve changed the name on your account to the name that you requested.

If you‘d like to add another name to your account (ex: nickname, maiden name), follow the steps in the Help Center:

(REMOVED)
View updates from your Support Inbox: (REMOVED)

Thanks,

Jesse
Community Operations
Facebook

Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”

Lord have mercy on us all.

Praise, glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ, for all time and all eternity.

 

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AMORIS LAETITIA – Read It

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Its best to read it and all of it, along with all the actual documents the  Popes write,  than to read what the main stream media wants you to think it says. Its also a good idea to pray to our Lord and ask Him for the gift of understanding so you can see what is being said with your entire heart and not just what you want to see.

 

Please see here:

POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
AMORIS LAETITIA
OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS
TO BISHOPS, PRIESTS AND DEACONS
CONSECRATED PERSONS
CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES
AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON LOVE IN THE FAMILY

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Repressed Resentment

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Repressed resentment of another is a miserable angry bear that springs up to attack when you least expect it. Forgiveness from the heart is necessary to the soul who hurt you in order to kill this bear from ever attacking you again. When we don’t truly forgive from the heart, that miserable bear comes back with vengeance when you are face to face with the person who hurt you and takes the form of another sin, rather than confronting the person with peace and Truth. It can take on many forms. One being lying to the person about how they hurt you when confronted. Another way it can come across is to flatten the person to hurt you.

When we choose to do either of these options, its a sin against charity.

When we repress resentment that we have been hurt, we unknowingly place part of the bitterness in a hidden place to be used later. We don’t necessarily know this is taking place. Placing all the hurt into the hands of our Lord allows us to see clear and when confronted, we can use all the gifts of the Holy Spirit to speak about the issue with the person we are face to face with. There by, we do not slide down the slippery slope into more sinful behaviors nor do we cause harm to the soul of the person we are speaking to. When we lie to them about what they have done to us, we are addressing the issue but dancing around it and that is fear of something other than our Lord. When we are honest with them, it opens the door for them to realize they had hurt us and it is expressed to them in a loving way. When we flatten them with physical attacks, we in fact have no room for forgiveness and mercy but only harm and we harm ourselves all the more.

When we possess true love of neighbor, we seek the better for them at every turn because that love we have for them is the same love we have for our self and both belong to the love that our Lord is showering down upon us all.

Prayer To Overcome Bitterness and Resentment

Father, I acknowledge that I’ve held resentment and bitterness against (name). I confess this as sin and ask You to forgive me. I forgive (name). Remind me, Lord, to not hold any more resentments, but rather to love this person. Father, I ask You to also forgive (name) . Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.

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Ponder This

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April 4, 2016 · 8:17 pm