Saturday, December 26, 2009

Chistmas Homily from Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI is a Biblical Master who understands the affairs of the world and the lack of God that this pagan world professes. We are blessed to have him as our Papa! To understand what I mean fully, read his book, Jesus of Nazareth.

Christmas Homily can be read here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

We Shouldn't Make Popes Saints? Wake Up Fr. Reese!

Greg Burke, a writer for Fox News just wrote an article about the Beatification of John Paul II. See his article here. My letter below is what I wrote back to Mr. Burke and his craziness when he quotes priests like Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J.

Mr. Burke,

I recently just read your article - "Blessed John Paul II, Book Your Hotel Now" on Fox News regarding the Beatification of John Paul II. I enjoyed the article up to the point where you quoted Fr. Thomas Reese. I understand that you are trying to give both perspectives, but I urge you next time to attain a quote from someone that supports John Paul II's Beatification as well.

Fr. Reese is an anti-Papal priest who has strayed from the faithful teachings of the Church and her Magisterium. So according to his logic and his quote, me as I lay person should not read the lives of the saints unless they are lay people? That is absolutely ridiculous!

I think John Paul II should be canonized for enduring the sexual scandals. Plus the seeds of that scandal began before he was Pope in the early to mid 1970's. Fr. Reese obviously needs a Church History lesson. Should we not consider the 12 Apostles saints then or the Popes from the Early Church that kept the Church alive, fought against the internal heresies in the Church and were even martyred for Jesus Christ?

On a more personal note, I enjoy reading your articles and I am glad that Fox News covers news that comes out of the Vatican. Just next time, get someone who knows what they are talking about and person who supports the Church, unlike Fr. Thomas Reese.

In Christ,

Tom Perna

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


O NO! Could this be the foreshadowing of what is to come one year from now? Is this the underwater earthquake that will generate the political tsunami for the Democrats in the House and Senate?

We need to take our country back from these left-wing, radical, pork spending, baby killing, socialists. They all need to go the way of the dodo.

See this article if you have not already!

Don't Tread on Me! Long Live the Revolution!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Busy, Busy and the White House Tyranny

I am so busy with school work I don't know which way is up right now. I am still working on my development of the veneration of relics paper. I have 9 pages and need another 11 by this time next week since it's due in 7 days. I have reading coming out of my ears and realize that my four day break might be spent reading, but I will find some time to relax. I also have to write a 4-6 page paper on the relationship between Scripture and Tradition from The Meaning of Tradition by Yves Congar, O.P. This paper is also due next Tuesday. Plus this weekend I am working a few shifts as a driver for the Bioethics Conference. I will be picking up and dropping off people from the airport. To say the least, I am very busy, but I will get the work done. Please pray for me as you are all in my prayers.

Now on a fun note, I am sitting here watching the Glenn Beck show on FOX NEWS. There is so much I could write on regarding our current administration, but as stated above, I have work to do for my graduate degree. I just thought of something, scary as it is, in a tyranny, such as Fascism and Socialism, I would be rounded up, put on truck, and set off to a death camp because I have graduate degrees in Theology and Education. These tyrannies, this goes back to Plato's Republic, get rid of the scholars, intellectuals, and teachers because we can teach others about the wrongs that are being committed against us and how our free speech is being destroyed. Sorry for that side note, but it had to be mentioned.

Our current White House administration is walking towards tyranny. From O, Axelrod, Dunn, Gibbs (who is softer than toilet paper), and the Czars, they are talking about taking away our freedom of speech. I can't believe they are attacking a news organization now. To see what Robert "Toilet Paper" Gibbs said today, click on - toilet paper.

What can we do about this current White House Administration? First, next year, vote out all those cry baby liberals in the House and Senate. Get involved! I know I am. Second, vote out O and all his radical, left-wing, socialist, we don't like to be criticized henchmen. November 2012 can't come soon enough. I know that I will be heavily involved in making him the next Jimmy Carter (by the way, this guy died and nobody told him). Third, PRAY! Storm the Heavens with Prayer!

Friday, October 9, 2009



I woke up this morning to text message from a friend of mine asking did I hear the crazy news about the President. I ran to my computer and found that Obama (who has only been President since January 20 - that's just shy of 9 months) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I gaffed at the article I read online. This is the BIGGEST load of crap I have read in the news in many many years. My friend who texted me this morning said that, "it just negated every nobel ever awarded."

He has done nothing! He has not helped this country, actually, he is making this country weak. All this will do is add to his narcissistic egotistical personality. Obama is a ego-maniac! I am going to make a prediction - I bet he uses that he won the award in his upcoming speeches to promote his left-wing, socialist, and radical views.

The man is an empty suit. He brings nothing to the table. He has no experience for this position and the GOP was correct in establishing this point against him pre-election last year. He has no clue what do with Iran and the Islamic terrorists, he has given us a pork package that couldn't stimulate a female pig (that's hard to do since animals don't have the ability of self-control as humans do), Health Care is a stinking mess, he is giving Al Qaeda more time in Afghanistan since we won't make a decision on troop levels, he is now controlling the auto industry and he wants to control the internet, so people like me, people that are free, can't write blogs that will damage his narcissistic personality. There are probably other things he is doing that we just don't know about yet or because CNN, MSNBC and the other "state" controlled media are not reporting it.

I remember when I was 18 years and Bill Clinton was elected to the Presidency, my Father said to me, "Every few years, the American people do something stupid." Well Dad was correct this year too - they elected this clown from the political cesspool called Chicago, Illinois. Not only have the American people done something stupid this year, it looks like the world has joined in on the stupid party too.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pro-Life America

I had friends that walked across the United States of America this summer in the annual Pro-Life Walk sponsored by CROSSROADS and they said to me that nearly everywhere they walked they were greeted very well and it seemed as if America was PRO-LIFE. This is good news since we have the most Pro-Abortion President in the history of this country sitting in the Oval Office for another three painful years. Read this article - Pray To End Abortion!

Pew poll finds abortion support at new low, especially among certain Catholics

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Appointed to be Missionaries

This was taken from the Meditation of the Day (October 1, 2009) in the Magnificat. The Magnificat is essentially a smaller version of the Liturgy of the Hours/Office of Readings (The Official Prayer of the Church). It contains Morning and Evening Prayers, the Readings for Mass, Meditations of the Day, Saint of the Day, and the Eucharistic Prayers.

Today's Meditation of the Day was written by Saint Therese of Lisieux, whose feast day is today. St. Therese was a Carmelite Nun who died at the age of 24. She is considered one of the great modern saints of the Church, a patron saint of Missionaries - although she never left her convent, she was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997 by Pope John Paul II, and she is one of my favorite saints. She is known as the "Little Flower" and often the smell of roses accompanies her prayerful intercession for you. After reading this meditation, you will see what she is 1 of the 33 Doctors of the Catholic Church.

Ah! my Jesus, pardon me if I am unreasonable in wishing to express my desires and longings which reach even into infinity. Pardon me and heal my soul by giving her what she longs for so much!

To be your spouse, to be a Carmelite, and by my union with you to be the Mother of souls, should not this suffice me? And yet it is not so. No doubt, these three privileges sum up my true vocation: Carmelite, Spouse, Mother, and yet I feel within me other vocations. I feel the vocation of the WARRIOR, THE PRIEST, THE APOSTLE, THE DOCTOR, THE MARTYR. Finally, I feel the need and the desire of carrying out the most heroic deeds for you, O Jesus. I feel within my soul the courage of the Crusader, the Papal Guard, and I would want to die on the field of battle in defense of the Church.

I feel in me the vocation of the Priest. With that love, O Jesus, I would carry you in my hands when at my voice, you would come down from heaven. And with what love would I give you to souls! But alas! while desiring to be a Priest, I admire and envy the humility of St. Francis of Assisi and I feel the vocation of imitating him in refusing the sublime dignity of the Priesthood.

O Jesus, my love, my Life, how can I combine these contrasts? How can I realize the desires of my poor little soul?

Ah! in my spite of my littleness, I would like to enlighten souls as did the Prophets and the Doctors. I have the vocation of the Apostle, I would like to travel over the whole earth to preach your name and to plant your glorious cross on infidel soil. But O my Beloved, one mission alone would be sufficient for me, I would want to preach the Gospel on all the five continents simultaneously and even to the the most remote isles. I would be a missionary, not for a few years only but from the beginning of creation until the consummation of the ages. But above all, O my Beloved Savior, I would shed my blood for you even to the very last drop.