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You Were Hungry and I Sent Manna from Heaven

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May 17, 1994 After Mass at Father Smith’s Chapel (3
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sts were there)

I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Come to Me. I love you. Be not
fixed to the things of this world. Harken to Me, My child. I am truly here. I died that
you might live. Tell them and be attentive to Me, for you were hungry and I fed you. I
gave you manna from heaven and you knew I truly was present and in your midst. Harken to
Me. I call out to you and come with such longing for your love. I wait. I wait. Why do you
worry for such useless tasks? Oh, child, God is truly here, but you go after such
senseless things. When will you hear? Will you remain deaf forever? Listen, give Me your
love, sweet one. I beg you to be attentive to Me. My Heart is aching to
love you more. I
cry out to you and you do not hear. I am the Alpha. I am the Omega.

Come for My ardent love, child. I cry out to you. Take the time
and harken to My pleading. I give you all you need. Why do you go to other places? Oh, I
love you, I love you, I love you. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus, burning and on fire for
love of you. I am here. I love you so.

R. There is such burning in my chest to behold
You, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The world stands still and in the moment I catch a
glimpse of eternity.

Jesus: I am your God and you know the glories of
heaven. What you feel is only a drop in the sea. What glories await him who loves and
serves the Lord. Your delights will be beyond any comprehension for I am truly God an

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d I
declare it so this very day. You will be with Me forever in heaven! Live to love and serve
Me! Do not waste one precious moment in remorse. Live only to draw others to everlasting
life. Your job is so important! Souls are at stake. Souls are being lost. You hold the
mighty medicine to turn hearts to the ardent on-fire love of Jesus and I say to you,
"Come, My beloved ones, creations of My dear Father, worry not for yourselves, but
harken to My call to love God and your brothers." It is in the realization of this
calling, through Me, that you will help others to be led to heaven.

I am the Way, the Truth, the Life. I lead, you follow. You love
and your hearts will radiate Me from inside of you. I want to live from your being. I want
to be one in you. I want to operate and reach My beloved ones through you. Harken to My
call. Please do not say, "No, I am too busy". Nothing here matters if it is not
My work.

Come to Me and be fed by Me Who loved you to My death and beckons
you to answer My call. Live in My love and live to love God and your brothers. Nothing
else matters, My child.

I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am on fire, on fire, on fire
for love of you! You get up, you walk away and God awaits you, My precious children. I am
offended so by your indifference. Come and let Me caress you. Let Me hold you. Let Me feed
you. I am God, little ones, do you hear Me?

R. Time stands still and I behold my Lord. His
kingdom is not of this world. I behold the Son of God, truly present and in our midst. In
the silence we will know His presence. He is truly alive and here with me this day. The
closer I get to Him, I become one in Him and He becomes one in me. Oh, such oneness, to be
united to God this way! Is anything of any more importance than being one in God? Jesus,
make me one in You and let me know Your Father, my Father, through this union with You.

Jesus: Oh, blessed of My Father, to experience
the love of the one, triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

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R. How are we so blessed with this love and the
love of Mary, our mother? My heart pants for this love of God. That man can achieve such
union with God, that we can be one in Him and He one in us is so unbelievable. This is how
we share our love with one another. There is a oneness when we ardently love Jesus. We are
close to others because of His love in us. The more we love God, the more we can love each
other. There is an openness that we have that allows us to love as He loves through us.

Jesus: I will become one in you. You will become
one in Me as you open your hearts to My love. Be open, little ones. I want to love you and
love through you. Empty yourself of any impurities in your heart. Forgive your brothers.
Do not be angry. Keep yourselves clean and free from sin. Go to Confession. Fast, My
beloved ones. It is in fasting you are drawn close to Me. Do not give in to yourselves.
Discipline yourselves. This will increase your union with Me.

I am God. There is no better reward for your efforts than to
achieve union with God. I want this union with you. It is you who keep us apart. Die to
yourself, child, and live in Me. You must surrender your lives to Me and let Me operate
your very being. Die to self and live in Me.

R. Alleluia. And they knew new life. It was the
life of Christ that dwelled within them. Praise the Lord! Praise and honor to the one,
true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

He constantly says, "Unite in My love. I call you to be one
in Me. I am sent from the Father that you shall be one in Us."

Jesus: I am He Whose bootstraps you are unworthy
to tie, yet I come with such love for you. You will be one in Us. Unite in My love. Go out
into the world, spread the gospel, go to the highways and the byways, spread My love. My
love is the way. You will unite and become one when you love in Me for there is no
division in a heart of God. You must be one in Us. As the Father has sent Me, I send you
into the world to spread My love. Will you answer My call? Harken, for time is short. Your
brothers are in need of this work. In your actions of love you will preach My gospel. Go
and love one another as I have loved you.

R. Unity and love are coexistent. Hate and love
do not coexist. I must love, love everyone. He died for my precious brother. I must love
more and more like Him.

He is talking about unity. Unity is only achieved through loving.
To hate any man causes division. My heart must be pure, free from all hate. I cannot do
this alone. I need God’s love to love my brothers as He is calling me to do.

http://www.sofc.org/



WASHINGTON,

Nov. 30

/Christian Newswire/ — When most people are
celebrating the Christmas spirit of joy and love, the
American Humanist Association is playing the role of
Scrooge by placing ads on buses in New York,
Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The ads
state "No God? …No Problem," and feature an image
of several people wearing Santa hats with the
phrase, "Be good for goodness sake."

The American Humanist Association is waging war
against Christmas, but their temper tantrum is
doomed to failure. An overwhelming percentage of
people in America believe in God and celebrate
Christmas. Rather than advance its "Godless"
agenda, the American Humanist Association has
shown just how far out of step it is with reality.

Liberty Counsel’s Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign
is entering its seventh year. The campaign is
designed to educate and, if necessary, to litigate to
make sure that the Christian aspect of Christmas is
not censored. The campaign has an impressive track
record of success.

As part of the campaign, Liberty Counsel has included
a "Naughty & Nice List" to help consumers make
choices concerning their Christmas shopping. The
Naughty & Nice list is posted at www.LC.org, and it lists
retailers which censor and which honor Christmas.

On its website, www.LC.org, Liberty Counsel offers a
Help Save Christmas(TM) action pack
(photo), which includes educational legal memoranda
to accurately inform government officials, teachers,
parents, students, private businesses, employees,
and others that it is legal to celebrate Christmas.

Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty
Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law,
remarked: "It is the ultimate ‘grinch’ to suggest there is
no God during a holiday where millions of people
around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It
is insensitive and mean. It is wrong to belittle Jews for
celebrating Hanukkah during the holiday season, and
it is wrong to offend all religions during Christmas.
Christmas is a time of joy and hope, not a time for
hate. Why believe in God? – Because Santa is not the
only one coming to town."



Open Letter to President Mubarak, of Egypt, to Urgently Intervene on Behalf of the Abused Christians of Egypt

MONTREAL, Quebec,

Nov. 30

/Christian Newswire/ — The Canadian Coptic
Association releases the following open letter to
President Mubara

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k of Egypt:

16 HATOR, 1726 of the Martyrs — November 25, 2009
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The Undersigned appeal to His Excellency Mr. Hosni
Mubarak – the President of all Egyptians – to urgently
intervene to salvage Egyptian Copts in general and in
particular the inhabitants of Farshout
(فرشوط ) from the
wrath of mobs who are mobilized with one resolve;
attacking, vandalizing, looting and destroying Copts’
properties, concurrently agitating a wave of hatred to
the Copts which would eventually seal their fate with a
communal massacre as what had happened in "Al
Zawia el Hamra", "El Kosheh", etc.

A dedicated politician of your calibre would never miss
the opportunity of recognizing the subversive activities
of sowing discord and fermenting divisions among
the Egyptians while it is the time to enjoy the peace
and tranquility you bestowed on Egypt by your firm
refusal to involve Egypt into the recent Middle Eastern
turmoil. We plead with you to arrest the perpetrators
who incited the mobs to attack the peaceful Copts;
and embark on a national educative program
managed by psychologists and psychiatrists to
cement the bond between the Copts and Muslims of
Egypt before it is irreversibly worn down.

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The signatories to this appeal are expecting President
Mubarak to take the necessary measures to hold
members of the ruling party, governor of Kena and
State Security Officers accountable, together with
those who fire up the mobs to loot, burn and sabotage
properties of the Copts in Farshout (فرشوط ).

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We strongly condemn the mass media who went into
vomiting their burning emotions for the news of the
rough handling of the Egyptians by other nationals, the
Algerians while did not bother to delve into the
genesis of this shameful national disaster. We also
abhor the State Security’s deliberate absentia, the
forced Deportation and the evacuation of the Copts of
Farshout (فرشوط ) from their homes and villages which
constitutes a blatant assault that is violating all
provisions of the Egyptian Constitution. The
constitution stipulates in Article 50 and 51 that it may
not prohibit any citizen from staying in a specific
destination, or coerced to reside in a particular place
except in the cases outlined by the Law, "and not" to
banish a citizen of the country or prevent his/ her return
to it. "

We strongly condemn these Nazi barbarisms while
stressing the right of each affected Copt to full
compensation for material, psychological and moral
damage as these Nazi acts will leave an inerasable
print of the ghoulish and monstrous portrayals of the
other side which are ideally our nationals of Egypt.
This sensational fear generously implanted by the
instigators of these Nazi acts into the psyche of Coptic
children will deprive them of the comfort of attending
either public or private locations for fear of going
through a similar experience.

In accordance with the provisions of the Law, please
allow the courts to hold the preacher of hatred,
accountable for the Nazi blunders against the Copts
and to be punished proportionally and specifically for
their derogatory and insulting actions to the symbols
of Christianity. We call on the State to bring all involved
in crimes of public defaming Christianity to justice so
as not to allow the current national fission to a
permanent cleavage of our ONE nation, Egypt.

This would necessitate abolishing the comic and
irrelevant "bedouin tribunals" where on purpose as
predetermined by the majority to deny the Copts their
rights without chances of appeal to a civil court. Alas,
as the civil courts are also infected with anti-Coptic
sentiments, please do not blame us for seeking
justice elsewhere.

Signatories:

Canadian Coptic Association

Middle East Christian Association

The Canadian Coptic Association appeals to all
International Human Rights Organizations to publicize
this Open Letter.


In prayerful union with the Confraternity of the Rosary I’m praying this Novena from today until  December 8th. Why not join me for your and my intentions?

NOVENA PRAYER

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, preserved from the slightest stain of sin, and enriched with all the treasures of divine grace, I thank you for the many blessings I have received through your most powerful intercession. You know my needs, my trials, my sufferings. Mother of mercy, I beseech you to hear my prayer, and to obtain for me of your Divine Son the favors I seek in this Novena.

(Here make your requests)

O Mother most pure, guide me in dangers, enlighten me in doubts, strengthen me in temptation, and help me to bear the crosses of life in union with your Son, so that one day, with you, I might share His glory. Amen.

THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

(Add your daily Rosary)

Have a blessed Advent!
Deacon John


November 30, 2009

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Catholic League president Bill Donohue opines as follows:

 

·         The menorah in Nashville’s Riverfront Park is okay by the ACLU, but the crèche in Clarksville, Tennessee is not. Why? The City of Clarksville paid $200 for the animals used in the nativity scene.

·         A woman from Manchester, Massachusetts was told she cannot have a live nativity scene outside her First Parish Church. Why? The church sits on the town common.

·         A life-sized crèche has adorned the Chambersburg public square in Pennsylvania for about a half-century, but there won’t be one this year: the decision to censor it was made after Carl Silverman decided he wanted to have a sign, “Celebrating Solstice—Honoring Atheist War Veterans” to accompany the manger.

·         Leesburg, Virginia traditionally displays a crèche, menorah and Christmas tree, but this year they have been banned.

·         Inside the Capitol in Olympia, Washington, all holiday displays have been nixed.

·         A nativity scene has been on display on the grounds of the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Wisconsin since World War II, but this year there will be none.

 

My favorite so far hails from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Under new rules, four displays are allowed in front of the Court House for a limited period of time, providing they are “content-neutral” in terms of their message. But symbols—religious or secular—are by their very nature content-spec

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ific, thus making the request positively oxymoronic.

 

But guess what? In Patchogue, Long Island they reverted back to calling their Christmas Boat Parade exactly that, shunning last year’s choice of a Holiday Boat Parade. And because Obama hired Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano there will be a Christmas tree in the Capitol once again, and not a generic Holiday tree. Kudos are especially deserved for Colorado’s Larimer County Sheriff, Jim Alderden, who not only is allowing crèches and menorahs, he is selling shirts reading, “Lighten Up. Just say ‘Merry Christmas’” and “Wishing You a Loud and Politically Incorrect ‘Merry Christmas.’”




“A little bit too dismissive”



LINCOLN, Nebraska, November 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) –Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska explained in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com today his reasons for dropping the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection in his diocese, saying that CCHD head Bishop Roger Morin was "a little bit too dismissive" of concerns brought against the organization. 

Bishop Bruskewitz is one of five bishops confirmed so far to have chosen not to take up the collection this year for the national CCHD, the USCCB’s domestic anti-poverty arm. The others included Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, Florida; Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin; and Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, at least three other U.S. bishops have called for reform of the CCHD. 

"We question the ideology of [CCHD]," the bishop explained in the interview, "and … we are shocked at the scandalous participation with the ACORN organization and also the participation with other organizations of questionable moral values or standards." 

The organization came under fire in the months leading up to this past weekend’s national collection due to reports documenting how numerous grantees have promoted or are promoting activities contrary to Church teaching, including abortion, contraception, and same-sex "marriage." In fact, the Reform CCHD Now coalition announced last week that $1.3 million is allocated to questionable groups. Additionally, critics have charged CCHD with favoring "left-leaning" groups in the spirit of infamous community organizer Saul Alinksy. 

CCHD ceased funding ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), a liberal network of community activism groups, last year due to concerns about "financial management" and "political partisanship." CCHD had given ACORN over $7 million in grants during the previous ten years. ACORN came under renewed scrutiny this year after sting operations caught several ACORN offices condoning child prostitution and sex trafficking. 

"It’s so extremely controversial," the bishop said about CCHD. There have been "many negative resonances about it from people throughout the diocese and beyond the diocese," he said, adding that the "controversial character made it appear that [CCHD] was not effective" in meeting its purposes. 
His diocese doesn’t "rule [CCHD] out entirely," he said, but he would only reconsider the collection if there were "some changes in the organization itself, or its purposes, or its goals." 

The collection "served very little purpose for us," he said, noting that the Lincoln diocese has not received funds from CCHD. "We do have a very extensive Catholic Social Services, St. Vincent de Paul activity here in the diocese," he said, "which supplies the needs of those who are impoverished, of those who need assistance to come out of poverty." 

Bishop Roger Morin, chairman of the USCCB’s subcommittee on the CCHD, delivered a passionate plea in defense of the organization at last week’s USCCB plenary meeting. While pledging their commitment to ensure grantees’ respect for Catholic teaching, he decried the "outrageous" allegations made by CCHD’s critics that it funds pro-abortion or anti-family organizations. 

But Bishop Bruskewitz expressed displeasure with Bishop Morin’s report, saying the bishop did not adequately consider the criticisms brought against the CCHD. 

"I didn’t think [the report] took into account sufficiently the negatives that have been bantered about with regard to the organization," he said. He said Bishop Morin was "obviously defending the organization he had been involved in different areas," and now for which he’s the chairman. 

The report, further, "lacked some of the interests" that concerned people "have brought to the fore," he said. "I think he was perhaps a little bit too dismissive of them." 

Nevertheless, he maintained that he has "no objection" to people supporting CCHD should they choose. If "people [who] like this organization … want to send money to it, even from my diocese, they can," he said. "But I’m not going to take up the collection."


From http://www.calcatholic.com/



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