Webmaster: We have had several regular features on our show over the years were listeners and guests got into heated discussions about issues. Even when people live in the same household, or co-host the same show, they don’t always see eye to eye. So its time to get serious with a bit of “she said, she said.”
Religion and PoliticsBy Sister Julie
Nothing lights the torches and sends the villagers after you with pitchforks faster than a discussion of religion or politics. Considering that we are nuns we can’t help but have the first base covered 24/7. But throw the second half of the equation into the mix and you have an explosive combination. So it is that whenever election time rolls around the discussions across the breakfast table sometimes get so heated they could melt the fillings in your teeth. What sparked it this time was the day after the National Elections. I got up in the wee hours of the night to use the bathroom and heard the following shouted up the stairs at me…
The first thought that struggled it’s way through my sleep hazed thoughts were to wonder how Satan won the National elections when he wasn’t even on the ballot. “Perhaps a write in candidate” I thought to myself. Out loud I asked, “what do you mean ‘Satan won?’” There being no reply I awaited the heated conversation that was sure to arrive later that morning, and until then would hang above my head like like proverbial Sword of Damocles.
Many people think they know what they would do in any given situation. But that’s just it – they THINK they know. Quite some time ago someone tried to kill me. I know what I would do in that situation and I am alive today because of it. Likewise, I believe it is hard to know what any of us would do as President of the United States; but it sure is easy to imagine. It is easy to guess why anyone would want the job of President of the United States. Whatever that reason may really be, it certainly isn’t for the money. The President of the United States gets paid far less than the average corporate CFO. In the end, getting to the place where you can put your feet under the desk in the oval office is sure to involve a great deal of compromise. So it is I tend to think of the president as “just this guy”. No matter what his politics, some of which may sometime be unenlightened in my mind from time to time, I really don’t think Barak Obama is the spawn of Satan.
As far as my feelings on the subject Sister Frances will discuss, the jury is still out on some of it. There is a scene in the movie Prophecy where the angel Simon (played by Eric Stolz) looks at the angle Gabriel (played by Christopher Walkin) and says “…sometimes you just have to obey.” Chances are I will never be a victim of child abuse, carrying her own sibling. I just don’t have the answer for situations like that. Perhaps one day The Almighty by whatever name will explain it to me face to face. Until then I tend to think that Obama is just this guy…even if sometimes an unenlighted one.
And that’s where Sister Julie’s comments end. On to Sister Frances. – webmaster
Satan Won…for now…
Sr. Julie and I have had quite the discussions this morning…after this election. I write the headline above because out of ALL the issues in this country that desperately need addressing, the BIGGEST of them all is legalized abortion…and Obama is the KING of Planned Parenthood (who are the absolute LEADERS of abortions in this country). Now that Obama has won, our taxpayer money will go to Planned Parenthood by the millions to fund abortions for women throughout this country. Our money will be spent to KILL babies. If you are FOR abortion, I ASK ONLY THIS…please watch these clips on YouTube…then come back and finish reading this post.
This is why I said what I did about Obama:
In a SINGLE act of legislation, Obama campaigned and got passed a Law to “free-up” abortions, under ANY circumstances, without any parental approval abortions up to the 9th month! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR1RD2-fabA&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PL6D142912AC29CBFC
This one explains more why Obama is bad…and why I say “Satan won…for now”. Babies left to die in soiled linen closets, woman testified to Federal court about this, and Obama ignored her testimony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYRpIf2F9NA&feature=related
This one is a clip from a film called, “Blood Money” an excellent film with 3 to 5 previous abortion providers, who have since changed to be pro-life. The whole movie is about 2 hours, the clip is just a small part of it, but very good, and gets to the heart of why even standard abortions are bad… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmytgRQ7hEY
Why is late stage abortion bad? Priests for life, explain late term abortions. A Pro-life OB GYN shows actual babies aborted this way. The doctor shows us exactly how the baby comes out! Graphic in nature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDj12ffvpgY&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PL5F1DE706A69AA350
“Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” (narrated by Charlton Heston, but other than that, a good video-second half SHOWS IT LIKE IT TRULY IS-VERY GRAPHIC but completely accurate) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nff8I2FVnI&feature=related
This last one is OLD…but if you really look at it, you can see what is happening…This is one of the first anti-abortion videos every produced. Done in the 80’s, the doctor who did the procedure never did another abortion again and became a pro-life advocate. Silent Scream-full length (30min)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gON-8PP6zgQ The film is dated, but extremely accurate. Note the comments, a nurse who helps perform these abortions, states this is exactly what happens.
Now that you’ve hopefully seen all the video clips, you know why I said what I did in the headline. And with the new HHS mandate, Christian Hospitals will have to actually provide abortions even though it goes against the very foundation of our Christian beliefs (Tell me this isn’t a Spiritual Battle!). I have done quite a long novena for this election. In the last 4 days leading up to it, I sent out emails to many perpetual adoration chapels to sponsor a “3-day silent prayer vigil” for God’s will to be done in the elections and in the country. Now, this morning, I felt like God stomped on my heart, but I realize He didn’t because of this…we, as a country, need PURIFICATION. What does that mean, it means much more suffering by each and every man, woman, and child in the US! Because only with that suffering will we wake up enough to know that WE are NOT in charge of our lives, GOD IS. And only when we turn to Him “en masse” will we begin to see any kind of real change for good in this country. Obama’s crusade against life in the womb, is just more negative karma that is piling up against us as a country, to be played out in the near future. So, when the hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, droughts, and floods start to plague us non-stop, you will know that we are finally paying the price for all the lives we silently stood by and allowed to be taken in the name of “convenience”.
I am a Buddhist, AND a Christian, so I really think ALL life is precious! Not just when it’s convenient or not! If you want to have a debate with me over this issue, let me know, I would love the challenge. I know that there are SO many issues that plague this country that Obama seemingly is trying to change, but know this; when life in the womb is respected AS LIFE, then God will greatly bless this country and many of the problems we now have will go away. If you doubt me, that’s fine, but it was told exactly that way to a visionary by Mother Mary and Jesus. So, I would think the Mother of God and the Son of God would know what they are saying…don’t you?
here is an excerpt of another message:
“Dear children, it is important that you realize that abortion is the key issue which is bringing about the demise of mankind. If abortion was defeated, the path of reconciliation between the heart of the world and God the Father would be laid bare. Then you would see wars cease, economies stabilize under righteous leadership, moral degeneration reversed, disease and famine greatly resolved and natural, as well as manmade disasters, lessen. For I tell you, evil begets evil. Remember, dear children, one Hail Mary said from the heart can stop wars, heal diseases, change hearts and bring victory of righteousness over evil. Therefore, I have come to mobilize an Army of Prayer – not just here, but around the world. I call it: ‘One Rosary A Day For Life’. This is your Heavenly Mother’s call to arms. Be united in this effort, dear children, as I call you to be. Jesus and I will help you spread ‘One Rosary a Day for Life’ around the world. You do not need anyone’s approval to pray or to evangelize prayer.You should encourage people from every part of the world to enlist in this ‘army’ of prayer. I am always your Mother, your support, your partner in all that is good; but this Army of Prayer must be spread quickly to be effective – and, so, it is My most precious and personal project. Make it known.” – Mother Mary
Sr. Julie especially does not like to talk about “religious” issues on our podcast, but I am becoming more and more open in that regard…when something is so blatantly wrong, how can I sit back and watch while innocent lives are being thrown away, literally IN THE GARBAGE CAN, every single day. I would NEVER do harm to any abortion doctor, nurse, practioner, or patient, or clinic, I am not a “fanatic” as the pro-choice people try to make pro-life people out to be. I simply want the truth to be KNOWN. The truth that has been systematically hidden from all women and men of this country. The truth that “a person is A PERSON, no matter how small” (Dr. Suess) and “for evil to succeed, good men need to do nothing. Silence NEVER helps the victim, only the victimizer. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” (said by a Nobel Peace Prize winner)
I look forward to hearing from those of you who feel differently than this…especially after viewing all the videos I’ve presented.
Sisters of Embracement