Painting is done by Bartelomeo Esteban Murillo
December 8th is her Feast Day ~ All over the world.
Mary was conceived without sin, in the womb of her mother St Anne at the moment of her Immaculate Conception. Her father was St Joachim. Yet, Jesus being both God and in time Man, wanted His Mother to be given the “Singular Privilege” of being “FREE FROM ALL SIN” so that Jesus could redeem us, by His Most Precious, Unblemished Blood. Thus this fulfills the Promises God made to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:15 and to the Israelites, that God would “PROVIDE THE LAMB.”
Let us pray: ”Oh Mary, Conceived Without Sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee.”
~ Ineffabilis Deus ~
Apostolic Constitution of Blessed Pope Pius IX on the Immaculate Conception (December 8, 1854)
The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception “Ineffabilis Deus” is found here: http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_pi09id.htm
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Marian Apologetics: http://www.thequeenofangels.com/mary-the-queen/marian-apologetics/
- Thoughts on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady (fralban.wordpress.com)
- EWTN To Air ‘Duns Scotus:’ Learn Why Catholics Came To Believe in the Immaculate Conception (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- Immaculate Conception (deaconjohn1987.wordpress.com)
- Video Benedict XVI: We look with trust to Mary. (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
“Obama’s former professor and one-time adviser has turned against him by making a video in which he argues that Obama “must be defeated” in November and how he has “failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States,” The London Daily Mail reported.”
Fair Use for educational purposes. Besides Derrick Bell and critical race theory instruction at Harvard, Barack Obama also has significant exposure to other leftist and globalist ideologies. Truly a man behind a mask.
Make mine freedom http://youtu.be/c_Xs9En-APA
My Two Cents Worth
This Brazilian American Professor, Roberto Unger, talks about the “Progressive cause?”
Wait a minute! I am not a progressive. That’s your ’cause.’ NOT MINE!
Odd, someone comes to your Country and immediately wants to change the Government, to mimic the one they left.
That’s a Lefty for you.
TRAVELING DIRECTIONS FOR LEFTISTS
GO SOUTH TOWARDS BRAZIL, Then Turn RIGHT!
God help Brazil to stand strong in opposing Abortion.
Let’s hope Brazil stand up to the bullying of the United Nations.
Please Read: This article from “Turtle Bay and Beyond,” on WordPress. They defend the Catholic Faith, with Reason, better than I can. Codoms are a fantasy this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
My Two Cents Worth:
Ash Wednesday and Lent are reminders, that “You are dust. And, unto dust you shall return.” I guess Catholics in Brazil have forgotten their Catholic Faith, in leau of debauchery. God Bless them with Conversion from Sins of the Flesh. All I know is to pray for them, on my Rosary, Chaplet of Mercy and at Mass. And, to give up little things for them, and for all I love. Getting old has it’s advantages. You are growing closer to the finish line, every day. You bones, pains, and disabilities remind you that you used to be “coming” and now you’re on your way out. It’s only a matter of time, and eternity. I want to see the Face of Christ in all Eternity, not the Ugly Face of Satan. These folks are a sad advertisement, for sin. Their dances take on the look of animals. When folks act worse than animals, no condom is going to protect their bodies, a 100%. No condom is going to protect their souls from what their bodies do. Animals cannot reason. Humans can dull their reason with booze or drugs or sex, but in the end, they face God. They cannot give excuses then. Their own Particular Judgment Day, is a stark reality to their unrealities. I feel sorry for them. And, I highly doubt they know God loves them, or they wouldn’t do this to themselves. They are my Lenten Project. And, even after I “kick the bucket” I will pray for them, in heaven. If I get there. I may miss the mark, but I hope to God I do not. It is a daily struggle to shoulder every cross or even an unexpected joy and say thanks to God for both, and really mean it, w/o being facetious. Or grumbling. May God help us all to care about each other’s eternal salvation. That is the jist of Lent. To Love One Another, as Christ has Loved Us. It’s going to take our effort, and His Grace. Have a great Lent 2012. Pray for me, and I will pray for you, too.