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Mary’s Flowers & Topless at Women’s Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Immoral Fashion at Catholic School
For your "Church Revolution in Pictures" section. A Catholic school named University of San Carlos for their school day hosted a fashion show that allowed students as young as Kindergarten to dress immorally.
Remember Our Lady said at Quito that innocence would not be found in children and that Jacinta of Fatima said that the new fashions are bad.
Unfortunately, no word has spoken against this immoral fashion show.
Flowers for Mary’s Altar
The article by Elaine Jordan about the beauty of flowers as a gift reminded me of my school days. During the month of May we would gather wild flowers on our way to school. As we lived three miles from town and walked through country lanes, this was no problem. So we gathered primroses and bluebells and other wild flowers for Mary’s altar in our classroom. As many other girls did this also, our Blessed Mother was never short of flowers in her honor.
It was a great honour for a girl to be chosen to strike the matches to light the candles in preparation for the Holy Rosary which began each day in school. I still can recall that smell of sulphur as the match burned out. We used to sing that beautiful hymn “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” and we loved it dearly.
On one occasion our zeal for collecting flowers got the better of us and we ended up being late for school. Four slaps with a fine hard leather strap was our “reward” so we had flowers and sufferings that day to offer Our Lady. We were lucky to avoid further punishment at home as our mother took pity on us and said we had “suffered in a good cause.6.” And so we had.
Elaine Jordan’s article is a good reminder of how blessed the people of Holland are to have a Monarchy. The Dutch Royal Family honored the work of the Good Shepherd Sisters in having their laundry done by the penitents in their care and also high quality sewing and embroidery. Can you imagine people of royal blood, allowing the poor sinful children of the Good Shepherd to provide this wonderful service. True humility in practice.
Women’s Day & Topless Protest
I recently saw a piece of news on Twitter that was so shocking, I thought I should pass it along.
This piece of news was from a Twitter account whose tweet was promoted by a popular "traditionalist" Catholic media personality. I could provide a link to the Tweet and a report if you deem it necessary (both links have uncensored images of this event), but the photo below is a picture that you could consider "censored" (you only see their backs).
On "International Women's Day" (March 8, promoted under the hashtag #8M on social media), feminists all over the world protested for "justice", but it seems particularly in Latin America and Spain (a cursory Twitter search is what gives this impression). Also interesting is that they are putting themselves at the vanguard of the environmental "green" movement.
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, feminist women manifested in front of the Department of Natural & Environmental Resources (DRNA) in Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, to the beat of drums. At one point, a young girl joins them (she must not be older than 5 years old), who danced around with the other topless women (it is unclear if the little girl was topless - thankfully the girl is blurred in the video). From what I could gather from the comments, the feminists have a "performance" that they call "Slutwalk." In the video, one can see that a red carpet is laid out in the street, and topless women proceed to dance around in provocative poses, encouraging women to act like prostitutes, while shouting feminist slogans.
This poor little girl participated in a topless manifestation and lost her innocence as a result. Our Lord's words could certainly apply here: "It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come. It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones." (Luke 17:1-2).
I also think about the words of Our Lady of Good Success: “Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and from shortly after the middle of the 20th century, in what is today the Colony and will then be the Republic of Ecuador, the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs, for Satan will reign almost completely by means of the Masonic sects. They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times!"
Below is a summary & translation of the report by the Puerto Rican media outlet called El Nuevo Día.
In Jesu et Maria,
For Green Justice on International Women's Day
They protested for environmental, reproductive and economic justice in a demonstration full of female talent
Girls playing barríles [a barríl de bomba is a traditional drum used in bomba music, native to Puerto Rico] and chanting slogans about a free present and future. Older adults marching and dancing to the sound of the feminist bomba of Las Barrileras on March 8. Thus, hundreds of people protested this afternoon in front of the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA), in Río Piedras [a district of San Juan], under the slogan: "Women's justice is green justice."
However, the day of International Women's Day began with a demonstration by the Feminist Collective under Construction, an organization that - early in the morning - closed part of Luis Muñoz Rivera Avenue … They painted a large mural on the highway with their motto: “Displaced never again.” …
Later in the day, the March 8 Coalition protested in front of the DNRA, dedicating this year's march to a group of women significant to the fight for reproductive rights, environmental rights, and economic justice; hence the allusion to green. …
Women from different professions, families with their children and people from dozens of civil organizations attended, demanding a just country. …
Vanessa Uriarte Centeno, spokesperson for Amigues del M.A.R., indicated, meanwhile, that environmental movements have been led by women. “We have assumed a leading role in the defense of nature because, as women, we know what it is to be oppressed and we are the ones who suffer the macho violence of the colonial system in Puerto Rico,” she denounced.
Even so, Josefina Pantojas, president of the Women's Commission of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, pointed out that she has seen changes in the past decades. “I am encouraged that I have been able to see the small and slow changes, but I am seeing them. People are a little bit more receptive and a little bit more tolerant, despite the rain of conservatism that's raining down on us,” she said.
The topless incident with the little girl, reported on by the media outlet called Metro
the participation of a girl in the Women's Day demonstration
The senator referred the videos to the Family Department
The senator of the Dignity Project, Joanne Rodríguez Veve, asked the Family Department to investigate the participation of minors in a demonstration that took place on March 8 as part of the International Day of Working Women.
In her complaint, the senator alleges that minors were present at the demonstration where acts arose that "could be classified as dishonest public exhibitions or obscene conduct." …
On March 8, a group of women held a demonstration in front of the offices of the Department of Natural Resources (DRNA) on the International Day of Working Women.
Posted March 21, 2023
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Re: What Is the Church's Stance on Mixed Swimming?
One of the great lines from the Venerable Maria Teresita Quevedo -- a young gal saint who I promote to our youth...
A young man asked her to go swimming...
She asked, 'what would the Blessed Virgin say about this?'
And the young man replied, 'let us leave the Blessed Virgin Mary out of this.'
And she replied, 'Okay, then I am out of it too.'