The following comes from a March 1 story in the Los Angeles archdiocese paper, the Tidings.
(Editor’s Note from CalCatholic: According to Wikipedia, “although ‘personally opposed’ to abortion, Carter supported legalized abortion.” In March of last year, Carter endorsed “gay marriage.”)
Miracles were on the mind of former President Jimmy Carter when he returned last week to his self-proclaimed favorite high school in America: St. Genevieve in Panorama City.
Accompanied on the Feb. 19 trip by his wife, Rosalynn, who was visiting the school for the first time, Carter spoke to a packed gym of students, school parents, faculty and guests following a concelebrated Mass presided by Bishop Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio Diocese in South Sudan.
“I’d like to express my awareness of God’s many miracles,” said the 39th president of the United States. He noted that he and his wife have been visiting Southern Sudan on behalf of the Carter Center for over 25 years during Sudan’s civil war and, more recently, as Southern Sudanese prepared to vote on forming an independent state.
“They voted almost unanimously [in 2011] to form what is now about the newest nation on earth, a nation of free people who profess their faith in Jesus Christ,” said Carter of South Sudan. “It’s truly one of God’s miracles to see this new nation.”
“Another miracle for me and my wife has been the friendship formed between St. Genevieve and our home town of Plains, Georgia,” added the former president, who was feted on his 85th birthday party by student choristers from St. Genevieve, which also sent cast and crews from two of the school’s recent musicals to perform for the Carters and the local Plains community.
When Dan Horn, St. Genevieve’s principal, learned this summer that the Carters would be able to visit the school together, he proposed that the students collect money to donate to the Carter Center, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by the Carters, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. Since the start of this school year, the school’s 630 students collectively raised $8,500, which was presented to the Carters after the Mass.
To read the entire Tidings story, click here.
Definition of Diabolical Disorientation = Endorsing unnatural acts that mock God (“gay marriage”) Supporting the legalized right to murder millions of helpless baby boys and baby girls and then claiming joy in Jesus Christ.
More Compromise and Spiritual Neglect at St. Genevieve
Approved Messages from Akita Japan
The third message of Our Lady of Akita on October 13, 1973:
“As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests.
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests); churches and altars will be sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them”
“Liturgical dance”, is also another form of diabolical disorientaion
President Carter is not a force in politics. I see no problem with him being invited to speak at a Catholic school. He was not advocating abortion or gay marriage or pushing those political agendas. He was talking about his humanitarian experiences in other areas. It would be a shame if the zealots would exclude any speaker who was not in 100% agreement with Catholic teachings to speak in our schools or universities. Yes, President Carter is in error about certain issues, but he is certainly in the right about many. The students could learn a lot about selfless giving from them. Instead of living a life of ease, the Carters have made many positive contributions.
More diabolical disorientation = Selfless giving? = Endorsing the legalization of the murdering of millions of babies?
Compromiser of the Catholic Faith.
He (or she) who stands for everything and allows everything stands for nothing and represents compromise. Jesus advised his sheep to enter by the narrow gate.
Matthew Chapter 7
13 ‘Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it;
14 but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
15 ‘Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves.
Matthew Chapter 7:1-5
If you want to avoid judgement, stop passing judgement. Your verdict on others will be the verdict passed on you. The measure with which you measure will be used to measure you. Why look at the speck in your brother’s eye when you miss the plank in your own? How can you say to your brother. “Let me take that speck out of your eye,’ while all the while the plank remains in your own? You hypocrite! Remove the plank from your own eye first; then you will see clearly to take the speck from your brother’s eye.
Anonymous, you would not know of the plank in your own eye if someone did not tell you of it.
Someone like Jesus?
The devil strains every nerve to secure the souls which belong to Christ. We should not grudge our toil in wresting them from Satan and giving them back to God. — St. Sebastian
Could someone please update those of us who follow California Daily of the status of St. Genevieves as to the production of Cabaret?
Yes I would like to know too.
(from Jimmy Carter’s memoir of his mother)
On my bookshelf I have a copy of the 1921 Lippincott’s Nursing Manual, which Mama had used to prepare for her state board examination and which served in later years as a handy reference guide. Her pride in it was indicated by her signature, “Miss Lillian Gordy,” inscribed in nine places, often followed by “Wise Sanitarium, Plains, Ga.” On the preface page are listed the “1922 girls in training,” with “Miss” preceding the last names of 23 young women, plus one preceded by a “Mrs.” I still remember many of them: Miss Webb, Miss Arrington, Miss Pennington, and Mrs Abrams. For the rest of their lives, they called each other either by their first names or Webb, Arrington, and Gordy, reflecting their strong and permanent sense of sorority.
Most of the manual describes the regular duties of a nurse, with special attention to the use of Latin words and abbreviations and the translation of doctors’ prescriptions. There is a fairly thorough presentation of symptoms and standard treatments for the common ailments of the time, most of them now of concern only to people in Africa and a few other places in the Third World, and some then-fatal infections, like streptococci. For some reason, the entry on
syphillis is heavily underlined.
I particularly enjoyed reading the section titled “Nursing Ethics.” With one exception, the nurse is expected to treat the attending physician with the utmost respect, almost reverence. There is no advice on how to respond to improper personal advances by a doctor, presumably because such a perfect person should never be criticized. The exception was if called on a case by a doctor who was known to have performed an abortion. The advice is to refuse, “for you could not afford to associate in private nursing with a criminal or a malefactor of this type.”
— from “A Remarkable Mother” by Jimmy Carter (2008), pages 55-56
–” from “A Remarkable Mother” by Jimmy Carter (2008), pages 55-56″
“The wisdom of the world is foolishness with God”
Selected Quotes from St. John of the Cross on the Journey of the Soul to God by Contemplation
” The soul that is clouded by the desires is darkened in the understanding and allows neither the sun of natural reason nor that of the supernatural Wisdom of God to shine upon it and illumine it clearly. At the same time, when the soul is darkened in the understanding, it is benumbed also in the will, and the memory becomes dull and disordered in its dire operation. The intellect cannot get the illumination of God’s wisdom, the will cannot get the love of God, and the memory cannot get God’s image. Darkness and coarseness will always be with a soul until its appetites are extinguished. The appetites are like a cataract on the eye or specks of dust in it; until removed they obstruct vision. The affections and appetites deprive them of a treasure of divine light. . Any appetite, even one that is but slightly imperfect, stains and defiles the soul.”
THE MOST REMARKABLE WOMAN
OUR TAINTED NATURE’S SOLITARY BOAST
Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost
With the least shade of thought to sin allied;
Woman! above all women glorified,
Our tainted nature’s solitary boast;
Purer than foam on central ocean tost;
Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn
With fancied roses, than the unblemished moon
Before her wane begins on heaven’s blue coast;
Thy Image falls to earth. Yet some, I ween,
Not unforgiven the suppliant knee might bend,
As to a visible Power, in which did blend
All that was mixed and reconciled in Thee
Of mother’s love with maiden purity,
Of high with low, celestial with terrene!
i agree with Mary P. As i recall, President Carter also left the Southern Baptist organization over its requirement that only men could be pastors.
“i agree with Mary P.”
On judgement day you will clearly understand why you should have chosen to agree with Mary, the mother of God. God has given each and every one of us the gift of free will. God forces no one to love
Him or the teachings of His Church.
Our Lady of Akita… “the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”
Our Lady of Akita, please pray not only for Japan but for the United States too.
“only men could be pastors”….wow what a concept. Gee I wonder where they go that idea from??
Perhaps from the Lord Jesus Christ who only ordained men as Apostles. Now they would call even the Lord “sexist”. Oh! the irony of it all.
Oh Abeca: I don’t want to be a priest but the commander says maybe they will take women as swiss guards someday. How tall do you have to be? I guess if I wanted to work at the Vatican, I could be the personal chef for Pope Emertius Benedict XVI. He should enjoy his retirement.
Jimmy Carter, a fund raising tool.
Carter is now the second worst president ever, thanks to Obama! A hypocrite of prime magnitude.
Humanitarian talks, more of us should become involved. I just wonder if the Bishop offered communion to Mr. Carter and other non and non practicing Catholics at mass.