Daily Archives: October 7, 2015

Don’t hold your breath

When a “shots fired” call from Umpqua Community College went out, police responded quickly. The shooter fired on them. When they returned fire, Harper-Mercer shot himself in the head.

Before they intervened, Harper-Mercer murdered nine and wounded nine others.

Survivors report that he asked each victim, “Are you a Christian?” If they said “yes,” he shot them in the head. If they did not say “yes”, he shot them elsewhere in the body, usually the leg.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Leftist PTBs to indulge in a national conversation about anti-Christian bigotry.

2015_10 02 Woods on mass murder of Christians in Oregon

President Obama is planning to go so he can stand on the soapboxes … I mean, coffins … of the victims and preach “guns are bad.”

The residents of Roseburg say they do not want Obama to come. 1,900 people have signed up to attend a rally to protest his presence.

Oregon Live reported the community college has a “gun free zone” policy; however, Oregon state law negates such policies for anyone with a conceal and carry license.

Several armed students were in a nearby building when the shooting started. They considered responding, but when they noted the police were already on the scene, they decided they had best stay put lest cops assume they were in league with Harper-Mercer. In hindsight, they say they made the right call.

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A Timely History Lesson

Click to embiggen.  Better yet, print it out.  It’s easier to read on paper and it is worth reading.

King of France from 1285-1314

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Pray for the Synod on the Family

The Synod of Bishops, in the Roman Catholic Church, is an advisory body for the Pope.

“The synod of bishops is a group of bishops who have been chosen from different regions of the world and meet together at fixed times to foster closer unity between the Roman Pontiff and bishops, to assist the Roman Pontiff with their counsel in the preservation and growth of faith and morals and in the observance and strengthening of ecclesiastical discipline, and to consider questions pertaining to the activity of the Church in the world.” – Catholic Code of Canon Law: Canon 342

Pope Francis has asked us to pray this prayer daily from now until the Synod closes.

Synod prayer - Oct 4 to 25

Below is an excerpt from Pope Francis’ address to the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Monday, October 6, 2015.

“The Synod is neither a convention, nor a parlor, nor a parliament or senate, where people make deals and reach compromises. The Synod is rather an Ecclesial expression, i.e., the Church that journeys together to read reality with the eyes of faith and with the heart of God; it is the Church that interrogates herself with regard to her fidelity to the deposit of faith, which does not represent for the Church a museum to view, nor even something merely to safeguard, but is a living source from which the Church shall drink, to satisfy the thirst of, and illuminate, the deposit of life.

“The Synod moves necessarily within the bosom of the Church and of the holy people of God, to which we belong in the quality of shepherds – which is to say, as servants. The Synod also is a protected space in which the Church experiences the action of the Holy Spirit. In the Synod, the Spirit speaks by means of every person’s tongue, who lets himself be guided by the God who always surprises, the God who reveals himself to little ones, who hides from the knowing and intelligent; the God who created the law and the Sabbath for man and not vice versa; by the God, who leaves the 99 sheep to look for the one lost sheep; the God who is always greater than our logic and our calculations.

“Let us remember, however, that the Synod will be a space for the action of the Holy Spirit only if we participants vest ourselves with apostolic courage, evangelical humility and trusting prayer.”

Sources:
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P18.HTM
http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-francis-full-text-of-remarks-at-synod-opening

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