Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011

top five posts

I think it is funny that the top five posts read on this blog for this week are also the top five posts for this month (not in the same order though). They are as follows (in no particular order):

1. National Sunday Law = Another Book to throw away

2. Saint Malachy - Prophecy of the popes

3. Judgement Day - May 21st 2011

4. Earthquake Prophecy for Trinidad - Sigh!

5. Enoch and the Arch Angels

You may click on the links above to go directly to the postings.

Breaking the traffic light

Coming from church this morning I crossed a green traffic light only to see a guy racing across the red light in a white pickup. I stopped and he crossed. He realized as he was as he was on the lights that they were red and slowed down, but the speed he was coming at he could not stop safely, so he crossed the intersection on the red light.

Now what was this guy thinking. Was he on a call (even if he wasn't holding a cell phone in his hand he could be distracted by the call)? Was he listening to a song? Was he remembering a happy time? Was he in deep thought over an issue that troubled him? Was he is deep prayer?

Whatever his circumstance, he might have killed somebody today. Hopefully, the incident shook him sufficiently that he would pay better attention on the road.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Thank you St Joseph for favours granted


(Note: This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. It is said that whoever shall read this prayer or take it with them, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle.)

Say this prayer for nine days for anything you may desire. Then let go and let God. Trust that whatever is the outcome of your novena is truly what is best for you in accordance with the will of God.)

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Amen

O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. (Mention your intention)

God is good... all the time

Psalm 87:3 says: Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God.

God does great things for us. Even if others do not consider the circumstance as great. We recognize His work and love. So when we read His word, we also find the glorious promises that He makes.

God is good... all the time.
all the time.., God is good!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

well rounded students by 2015?

I read an article in the Port of Spain Catholic News that stated that there will be well rounded students by 2015. I got a little confused by a statement in the article.

The plan, according to the introduction “is the culmination of extensive analysis and assessment of environment and strategic options for Primary level Catholic Education.”

Love the jargon. Love also the fact that the document presented had many diagrams, charts and point lists. It is a very detailed document.

Now I think all teachers in Catholic schools know that if you know a teacher in a certain school you could get your child into that school. Otherwise, you have to bring the Catholic Baptism certificate and hope to get your child into the school. In fact parents baptise their children in the catholic church just to get their kids into the school, while they go to OTHER churches.

The Catholic Education Board should set up something whereby the parent signs an agreement to have the BAPTISED catholic child, enter ALL Catholic functions and teachings for the full period that he child is a student, and or have the child removed in there is a change in the child's religions. And if the parent fails to keep up their side of it. Refuse their other children, or cousins.

It may be harsh but young minds need to be molded into leading citizens in later life, even if they do not keep the faith, they will have the morals.

So I say good luck to the Catholic Board.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Happy Mothers Day

The full cost of love is... No charge!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Cathedrals oldest piece of furniture

The oldest piece of Furniture at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain is the pulpit. In days before amplified sound the priest or Bishop would climb the pulpit to deliver his homily. Nowadays it just adds character to the old building.

The images decorating the outside of the Pulpit are of an Angel, Lion, Eagle and ox. These represent the four writers of the Gospels.

Matthew the Angel

Mark the Lion

Luke the ox

John the Eagle

This is the secret

I recently received this via email. I think it is really great, so I want to share it with you. I do not know who it originated from. God Bless them.


Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life.
What you speak about, you can bring about.
If you keep saying you can't stand your job, you might lose your job.
If you keep saying you can't stand your body, your body can become sick.
If you keep saying that you are sick or ill, guess what you will stay -sick or ill.
If you keep saying you can't stand your car, your car could be stolen or just stop operating.
If you keep saying you're broke, guess what? You'll always be broke.
If you keep saying you can't trust a man or trust a woman, you will always find someone in your life to hurt and betray you.
If you keep saying you can't find a job, you will remain unemployed.
If you keep saying you can't find someone to love you or believe in you. Your very thought will attract more experiences to confirm your beliefs.
If you keep talking about a divorce or break up in a relationship, then you might end up with it.

Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be more positive and power packed with faith, hope, love and action.
Don't be afraid to believe that you can have what you want and deserve.

Watch your Thoughts, they become words.
Watch your Words, they become actions.
Watch your Actions, they become habits.
Watch your Habits, they become character
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settle for.

In the search for Me, I discovered Truth.
In the search for Truth, I discovered Love.
In the search for Love, I discovered GOD.
And in God, I have found Everything.

Watch how your circumstances and situations begin to change when you change the way you speak.
Faith makes all things Possible.
Hope makes all things Work.
Love makes all things Beautiful

"Life is like melted butter. . .once things cool down, it can be reshaped!"

Monday, 2 May 2011

Buy the Catholic News for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain

Some time ago I stopped buying the Catholic news. I was a bit upset over the editor not wanting to publish a letter of mine. I had a Sunday Missal and so I did not need to follow the Sunday scripture readings which were published weekly.

Also I have the internet and between the vatican website, Catholic News Agency, Catholic League news releases and the Lifesite website I get a ton load of info about what goes on in the Catholic world. Info that inspires me to not lie down and play dead but be responsive, not just as a human being, but as a catholic.

The Catholic news does give local, regional, and international news. But other than the Editorial we don't really see opinion pieces that reflect the news and put it into a context that we can understand better.

That is not to say that we as catholics are not intelligent. On the contrary, catholic education has produced some brilliant minds. If there is one problem I have with Catholic (secular) education it is that in some ways it has been the churches downfall, with many catholics becoming quite educated, to the point where their lives have become too busy (6 long days per week working careers) to be actively involved in the church, or even go to mass... or even carry their children to mass.

From where I stand there is a lot of activity in the local church. Those who are dedicated and active, labour hard in the vinyard of their Master. Including those in the Catholic News.

Many people who I know do not read the catholic News because they say that it does not have any real news. There is the woman in Central Trinidad who has flowers coming out of her mouth and oil out of the palm of her hand. Many in the church know of this. This should be put in the Catholic news and lively discussion should be had on the topic. So that Catholics understand the churches stand on this. Controversy is good. it causes discussion - some not so intelligent, but some very intelligent. It would be a crying shame for us to read about it in the secular news. I would never forget reading on the issue of child molestation in the secular news, where a Catholic Priest was interviewed on the issue. I have on occasion been called hypocrite (for ashes on ash Wednesday) child molester (for news from the US of Child Molesting) and murderer (for the inquisitions) - All because I proudly proclaim that I am Catholic. While the secular world needs to be informed on the truth of these issues, this truth must come from CATHOLICS who have had lively discussion on the matter.

Some Months ago, I put rest my personal feud with the Catholic News and started to purchase the paper again - In support of everything Catholic and as a sign of my forgiving those who at the time I thought were more interested in protection of Priests than protection of the faith. You really can't escape politics.

So I say to all. BUY THE CATHOLIC NEWS for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain. It is a catholic paper trying to promote catholic things... and then read my blog and Bee's Blog, and of course Catholic Seeking blog ... and you could be well informed.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

national sunday law = another book to throw away

Someone passed by my house and dropped a copy of the book - National Sunday Law. According to Rational Wiki the book is distributed by the Seventh Day Adventist and written by A Jan Marcussen. The book was written in 1983. In the book they claim that the United States of America wants to pass a law declaring that Sunday is the day of rest - the Sabbath. They claim that the Pope and the Catholic church is behind this. "When this happens it will be the trigger that unleashes the coming fulfillment of the Bible prophecies in Daniel and Revelation."

According to rational Wiki:

the belief tying Sunday blue laws to Bible prophecy and the Antichrist appears to come from Ellen G. White's book The Great Controversy, specifically naming a universal Sunday law as the enforced taking of the mark of the beast that will unleash great persecution of Sabbath-keepers just before the Second Coming. The most notable attempt at passing a national blue law was in 1888, coincidentally or not the same year the third edition of The Great Controversy was released. The fourth and last edition in 1911, still containing this national Sunday law teaching, is still in circulation today. This fear of a coming national Sunday law became a conspiracy theory and something that must inevitably happen because, after all, Bible prophecy (or at least Ellen G. White's peculiar interpretation of it) says it will.

Several books cheaply printed for mass distribution continue to promote fear of a coming national Sunday law, among them National Sunday Law by A. Jan Marcussen and the anonymous National Sunday Law Crisis. Marcussen's book ties other issues into the conspiracy; for example, there is a conspiracy to bring back the death penalty so Sabbath-keepers can be executed once the national Sunday law is enacted. Marcussen's book has been mysteriously showing up since 1983 in laundromats, phone booths, rest areas, and unsolicited in the mail

So you know I am throwing away the book.

Just a note to say that I don't believe in the teaching of the Seventh Day Adventists however I do admire their work in the communities around Trinidad.