Daily Archives: December 28, 2020

Our Lady of Akita

VIDEO: [5:18] – In 1973, the Blessed Virgin Mary spoke to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa, a deaf convert from Buddhism, at her convent in Akita, Japan. As with all genuine Marian apparitions, Our Lady’s message was to make reparation for sin through prayer, penance and sacrifice. The statue was reported to have shed tears for 101 occasions which was witnessed by thousands of people. Sr. Agnes’ deafness was cured. She also received a stigmata in her hand and the same wound was later found in the hand of the wooden statue of our Lady in the convent.

VIDEO [1:18:32] – This May 2020 discussion is long, but very good and very well worth your time. He covers the material below, but goes into a lot of detail about how the Roman Catholic Church approaches investigations into events like this. If you’re not familiar with that process and wonder where Catholics get off believing Mary has appeared and given messages, I encourage you to listen.

After two investigations, Sr. Agnes’ bishop was still unsure if the events were miracles from God or natural/paranormal events. He was acquainted with Sr. Agnes and did not believe the events were due to mental illness or demonic influences. He said he needed to see some miracles before he could declare Our Lady of Akita worthy of veneration. Sr. Agnes’ total healing from deafness was one of these.

Teresa Chun Sun Ho was comatose and dying when she received a vision of Our Lady of Akita. Then, she woke up, completely cured. Even untrained eyes can see the astonishing difference in her brain x-rays.

In 1984, Bishop John Shojiro Ito of Niigata, Japan, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother of God.

In 1988, the Vatican’s Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith approved the Akita events as “reliable and worthy of belief.” This man was then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who became Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.

Sr. Agnes received three messages from Our Lady. The first, on June 6, 1973, was a call for prayer and sacrifice for the glory of the Father and salvation of souls. The second, on August 3, 1973, was for prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices to soften the Father’s anger.

The third message on October 13, 1973, the 100th anniversary of the final vision and Miracle of the Sun at Fatima was as follows:

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 the priests.

The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. The Church and altars will be vandalized. 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 rage especially 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 no longer be pardon for them.”

In the Jimmy Akin video, he makes a case for his belief that the events of the third message (and Fatima) occurred in the second half of the 20th century and that the “terrible punishment” (nuclear war?) was averted by our prayers.

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ART: The main difference between this and the Vatican Nativity is that this is very successful at being a tongue-in-cheek meme while the Vatican Nativity is a total failure at being an uplifting and inspirational piece of major religious art.

CAPITALISM: Newly elected Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman said in an interview with The Root, “I believe our current system of capitalism is slavery by another name.”

COVID-19: CLICK https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/coronavirus-death-certificates-minnesota-inflated [17:25] to watch the video State Rep. Mary Franson and state Sen. Scott Jensen (M.D.) made about the false inflation of coronavirus deaths.

Their team reviewed 2,800 “death certificate data points” and found that about 800 of them did not have the virus as the underlying cause of death.

I have other examples where COVID isn’t the underlying cause of death, where we have a fall. Another example is we have a freshwater drowning. We have dementia. We have a stroke and multiorgan failure,” Franson said in the video.

She added that in one case, a person who was ejected from a car was “counted as a COVID death” because the virus was in his system.

GUNS: After taking a breather in the early years of the Donald Trump presidency, gun sales set a record this year. And it was marked by a sharp rise in first time gun buyers. There are now five million new gun owners, likely the largest surge in gun ownership in U.S. history.

ICE: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency deported more than 185,000 illegal aliens in Fiscal Year 2020 including more than 4,200 gang members.

I expect they’ll all turn around and come back if Biden gets installed.

MASSACHUSETTS: Gov. Charlie Baker is a pro-abortion Republican, but some things go too far even for him. He just vetoed a radical pro-abortion bill that sought to allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason right up to birth, end parental consent for young girls seeking abortions, weaken the state’s anti-infanticide law, and allow non-doctors to abort unborn babies.

MCS: Multiple Chemical Sensitivities is a very real and often devastating disease. I know. I’ve had it for decades. Everything in the graphic falls under “Story of My Life.” I recently had to go to Motor Vehicles to get a photo ID non-driver’s license. The door monitor wanted Dearest to sit in the car, but I said, “I’m disabled. I need him.”

Since I can walk and talk BEFORE I get exposed to fragrances and other nasties that the rest of you barely notice, he rolled his eyes. I told him, “It’s an autoimmune disease. It doesn’t show.” I didn’t notice him on our way out, but I was kinda hoping he noticed me, cuz I was no longer walking or talking.

And I really had needed my main man, not just to get me out of the building and back to the car, but to finish up the transaction for me. I got trashed so fast that I couldn’t swipe my credit card or punch in my PIN or gather up all the paperwork and put my coat back on.

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: During the Sunday 11 am news hour, Fox featured the Naville press conference featuring the heroic police officers who evacuated people ahead of the Christmas bombing.

CNN featured five of their reporters bitching about how badly Trump has treated them.

NASHVILLE: The Nashville bomber has been identified as Anthony Quinn Warner. His DNA has been found at the site. A neighbor said, “If he did have any political beliefs he kept, that was something he kept to himself.”

Authorities say they don’t know what motivated him, but that his attempts to clear the area of people beforehand suggest his target may have been the AT&T building.

PORKULUS: On Sunday night, President Trump signed a $2.3 trillion federal spending and COVID relief bill, averting a government shutdown and ensuring millions of Americans continue to get unemployment benefits.

Despite his misgivings about wasteful spending and low stimulus payments in the bill, Trump said he signed the legislation because “I have an obligation to protect the people of our country“ from further economic devastation. He said, however, “more money is coming” as Congress votes this week on larger checks.

CLICK https://www.facebook.com/Roxanne.Bloomer.Manbeck/posts/10224773309138981 [8:06] to hear Dan Bongino talk about it.

RESIST: From Steven Straub at The Federalist Papers – “If you think for one minute we Trump supporters are going to forget what has happened over the past five years you have to be completely out of your mind.

“For the last five years those of us who have supported President Trump have been, at various times, called deplorables, chumps, racists, white supremacists, Russian stooges, misogynists, homophobes, Islamaphobes, anti-Semites and the list goes on, and on.

“We have heard the media lie through their teeth about President Trump, his administration and Trump supporters day after day, night after night for the past five years.

“We have watched for years as our President was first called a racist, a misogynist, a white supremacist, a Russian plant and then back to white supremacist again. We then watched as our President was impeached for the most bogus reason possible, and even worse, for what Joe Biden and his son are actually guilty of.

“If those things were not bad enough, many of us have been literally physically attacked just for wearing a MAGA hat, or showing our support for the President.

“So if those celebrating what they believe is a Biden victory think we are now going to forget about what has happened over the past 5 years they are sadly mistaken.

“We are going to fight back with everything we have. The silent majority is going to be silent no longer.”

GRAMMY NOTES: Dearest was yelling about the dog’s parka, which had apparently grown legs and moved to some other county. I got sick of his drama and told him to pray about it. Next thing … “Oh wow! It’s right here next to our parkas.” God give me patience!

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