Monday, November 26, 2012

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected

Space Weather Message Code: WARSUD
Serial Number: 123
Issue Time: 2012 Nov 26 0453 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected
Valid From: 2012 Nov 26 0510 UTC
Valid To: 2012 Nov 26 0550 UTC
IP Shock Passage Observed: 2012 Nov 26 0437 UTC

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quakes in 17 States Last 7 Days

Friday, November 23, 2012

What on Earth Am I Here For?: Rick Warren Reinvents The Purpose Driven Life Machine

Rick Warren has announced the new church growth marketing campaign "What on earth am I here for?" in honor of the 10th year anniversary of his record selling book, The Purpose Driven Life.

From the Saddleback Church Sign up page:

This transformative book has been expanded and reimagined with 2 new chapters, a new cover, and free online extras that address the crucial needs of a new generation.

Warren's promotional video to pastors reveals a more mundane purpose of the campaign...repackaging and rebranding of Saddleback's spiritually agnostic training material delivered via a classic multi-level marketing platform all in the name of increasing the customer base.  Warren even offers a Customer Care department, the toll-free number is 1-800-SADDLEBACK (723-3534).  


From Warren's video:   " I want to talk to you for just a few minutes about how you can help your church be stronger, healthier, more stable and experience exponential growth. 

 ...I am often asked by people...what's the single most important ingredient in the growth of Saddleback church...It is the power of the annual campaign.   I began to think, What are all the things i have learned in the last 10 years?

...Out of that emerged a whole new series, a whole new small group curriculum, several new chapters for the revised and expanded version of  The Purpose Driven Life.  

...Then I went back and began to write new sermon outlines...all that I learned about worship, fellowship, about discipleship, ministry and evangelism.  I will be sharing these sermons with pastors as they do this campaign together.

So we are doing a brand new campaign...simply called What on earth am I here for?  ...I'm going to share all that I have learned in the last ten years.  Let's do it together.  Let's watch our church grow.  Let's watch our communities be infected with the good news of Jesus Christ..." 

 Warren announced his mainstream media engagements to roll out the campaign in January 2013...

 TV SHOWS NEXT WEEK! In preparation for our completely new What On Earth Am I Here For? campaign in January, I travel to New York City next week for a couple of days of media interviews. Please pray for me as I will be a guest next Tuesday and Wednesday on…   CBS THIS MORNING … FOX & FRIENDS … CHARLIE ROSE … CNN PIERS MORGAN … HANNITY …and several other TV shows.

Rick Warren's existing downline network of numbers-driven pastors no doubt will be excited about the fanfare surrounding the campaign remake of The Purpose Driven Life.   “Exponential growth begins with exponential thinking.” - Rick Warren  

Editor's note:  It has been said that what you hook them with, is what you need to keep them with... Rick Warren's rebranding of his spiritual product line proves he is no exception to the rules of mass marketing.   

Don't drink the Kool-Aid.

 2 Peter 2

2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you...

2.1 mb_Lg - NEW JERSEY

23 Nov 2012 05:13:17 UTC
23 Nov 2012 00:13:17 near epicenter
23 Nov 2012 00:13:17 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dx8s#summary

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Three M-Class Flares w/ Earth Directed CMEs


by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

Solar activity has been active for the past 48 hours. Three M-class flares have fired off from sunspot region 1618. The largest solar event of this period was an M3.6 flare event on Nov. 21st 15:10:00 UT. There was an M1.7 at 12:36:00 UT and M1.4 at 19:21:00 UT.

...A geomagnetic storm is expected on Nov. 22nd and 23rd and all three CMEs hit Earth's magnetic field. There is a greater than 70% chance of continued M-class flares from region 1618 with a 25% chance of X-class flares.

Watch for extreme weather events over the holidays - which include earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and tropical storms. Also note - there has been a 6.0 magnitude or larger earthquake every day since the Nov. 13th total solar eclipse.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lord of the Rings 'Mount Doom' volcano erupts

90 schoolchildren among tourists who flee for their lives as Lord of the Rings 'Mount Doom' volcano erupts
An ash plume more than one mile high was seen from the Te Marri crater
Some 30 to 50 people were evacuated from the mountain in New Zealand

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236191/Mt-Tongariro-erupted-New-Zealands-Mount-Doom-volcano-Lord-Rings-erupts.html

Eruption warnings have been issued in the past for the mountain

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3.6 Mag Quake- ILLINOIS

20 Nov 2012 23:28:22 UTC
20 Nov 2012 17:28:22 near epicenter
20 Nov 2012 18:28:22 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nm112012b#summary

Monday, November 19, 2012

2.6 Mag Quake - ALABAMA

19 Nov 2012 15:20:10 UTC
19 Nov 2012 09:20:10 near epicenter
19 Nov 2012 10:20:10 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2012idav#summary

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea for a fifth straight day on Sunday, preparing for a possible ground invasion while also spelling out its conditions for a truce.

Palestinians launched dozens of rockets into Israel and targeted its commercial capital, Tel Aviv, for a fourth day. The "Iron Dome" missile shield shot down two of the rockets fired toward Israel's biggest city but falling debris from the interception hit a car, which caught fire. Its driver was not hurt.

In scenes recalling Israel's 2008-2009 winter invasion of the Gaza Strip, tanks, artillery and infantry massed in field encampments along the sandy border. Military convoys moved on roads in the area newly closed to civilian traffic.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was ready to widen its offensive.



Signs in the sun, moon, and stars and upon Earth

Signs in the sun, moon, and stars and upon Earth, a distress of nations with perplexity: massive explosion seen on the sun -The Extinction Protocol




November 18, 2012 - SUN – A truly gigantic explosion happened on the sun yesterday. On Nov. 16th, magnetic fields snaking halfway across the sun’s southern hemisphere erupted in tandem, producing a prominence so big, it doesn’t fit inside this image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): “The red-glowing looped material is plasma, a hot gas made of electrically charged hydrogen and helium,” officials with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, which oversees the SDO mission, explained in a description. “The prominence plasma flows along a tangled and twisted structure of magnetic fields generated by the sun’s internal dynamo. An erupting prominence occurs when such a structure becomes unstable and bursts outward, releasing the plasma.” The blast hurled a CME into space, but the cloud does not appear to be heading for Earth. –Space Weather

We are passing through a rare singular series of events in history that are coinciding by occurrence: a total solar eclipse, the peak of the Leonid meteor shower, and a large explosion occurring on the Sun; in effect, signs in the sun, moon, and stars all transpiring within days of each other. These celestial events are happening at the time a war wages around Jerusalem, a city considered holy to the world’s three major faiths: Jews, Christians, and Muslims.-The Extinction Protocol

Saturday, November 17, 2012

6.1 Mwp - TONGA REGION

17 Nov 2012 05:12:56 UTC
16 Nov 2012 18:12:56 near epicenter
17 Nov 2012 00:12:56 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000du43#summary

Friday, November 16, 2012

6.8 Mwp - KURIL ISLANDS

6.8 Mwp - KURIL ISLANDS

16 Nov 2012 18:12:37 UTC
17 Nov 2012 05:12:37 near epicenter
16 Nov 2012 13:12:37 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dtr7#summary

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Escalation: Hamas launches a Fajr-5 missile at Tel Aviv

Homeland Security Newswire

Analysis// By Ben Frankel Escalation: Hamas launches a Fajr-5 missile at Tel Aviv

An hour-and-a-half ago -- around 11:30am EST, 18:30 Israel time – Palestinians from Gaza launched a Fajr-5 missile at Tel Aviv; Hamas said the missile was launched by the Islamic Jihad organization; the missile fell south of Tel Aviv, causing no damage or casualties; there is no doubt that a direct attack by Hamas on Tel Aviv constitutes, for Israel, a crossing a clearly delineated red line; what should we expect now? There are two possibilities: Hamas may consider the symbolic value of launching a missile at Tel Aviv as balancing the substantial and material blows it has suffered in the last twenty-four hours, and agree to Egyptian efforts to mediate a cease fire; if the past is an indication, however, then Israel will move one rung up the escalation ladder in response to this crossing of an Israeli red line before agreeing to a cease fire with Hamas

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/topics/transport-border

Six 6.0+ Mag Quakes In Five Days


Magnitude
6.8            52km NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar 11/11/2012 1:12

6.5            30km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala 11/11/2012 22:15

6.4            248km S of Cape Yakataga, Alaska 11/12/2012 20:42

6.1            82km SW of Vallenar, Chile 11/14/2012 19:02

6.0            Off the coast of Aisen, Chile 11/13/2012 4:31

6.0             9km E of Tlalchapa, Mexico 11/15/2012 9:20

Visit USGS Earthquake website.

Pair of 6.0 Mag Quakes Strike the Americas

Magnitude 6.1 - COQUIMBO, CHILE
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000dski.php

Magnitude 6.0 - GUERRERO, MEXICO
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000dsyl.php

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

M 6.1 Vallenar Atacama Chile


Preliminary Earthquake Report
Earthquake details

UniqID: 285200
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 20 km
Latitude: -29.10
Longitude: -71.35
Date-Time:
2012-11-14 at 19:02:01 UTC
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 15:02 in the afternoon at epicenter
Location:
Continent: South-America
Country: Chile
State/County/Gov.: Atacama
Location: Vallenar
Distances: 82.50 km Course: SW
Population:

In 10 km radius: 0 persons
In 50 km radius: 0 persons
In 100 km radius: 360 733 persons
Data source: EMSC
Data processing and analisys:
RSOE EDIS - Data Processing and Analisys System

Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander

GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt could pull the two sides back from the brink of war after five days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes at militant targets.

Rueters

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 (G2)

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 300
Issue Time: 2012 Nov 14 0600 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2012 Nov 14 0600 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0300-0600 UTC

Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

String of 4..0+ Mag Quakes Around Globe

2012-11-14 00:43:04 (mb 4.6) CHIAPAS, MEXICO 17.4 -93.4 (58c6d)

2012-11-14 00:02:00 (mb 4.2) CENTRAL TURKEY 37.3 37.1 (58c6d)

2012-11-13 23:43:36 UPDATED: (mb 4.5) RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS 51.7 177.0 (58c6d)

2012-11-13 23:55:49 (mb 4.5) CENTRAL TURKEY 37.1 37.1 (58c6d)

2012-11-14 00:00:45 (mb 4.7) ATACAMA, CHILE -27.4 -69.1 (58c6d)

2012-11-13 23:23:50 (mb 5.4) TONGA -21.0 -175.9 (58c6d)

EXTREME WEATHER - NEW ZEALAND

Thunderstorms have hit parts of the North Island tonight, causing heavy rain and hail in the Coromandel and flooding in Gisborne. MetService forecasted severe thunderstorms for Auckland, Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Waikato this evening. ONE News understands the Coromandel Peninsular has been hit hard with thunder, lightning, hail and torrential rain. Gisborne has also experienced heavy rain which has caused flooding along Back Ormond Rd. MetService is warning the heavy rain is likely to continue in Gisborne and the Hawkes Bay overnight. Earlier this afternoon, a hail storm, accompanied by thunder and heavy rain, struck parts of Auckland and Northland. New entrant students at Baverstock Oaks Primary School in South Auckland were amazed to see their school courtyard covered with hail. The burst of wet weather is expected to be replaced with mainly fine conditions across the North Island tomorrow.

RSOE

X-Ray Event exceeded M5

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 100
Issue Time: 2012 Nov 13 1147 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2012 Nov 13 0158 UTC
Maximum Time: 2012 Nov 13 0204 UTC
End Time: 2012 Nov 13 0206 UTC
X-ray Class: M6.0
Location: S22E41
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth.
Radio - Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

M 6.0 Puerto Chacabuco Chile

Earthquake details

UniqID: 284742
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10 km
Latitude: -45.74
Longitude: -77.14
Date-Time:
2012-11-13 at 04:31:27 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 00:31 at night at epicenter

Monday, November 12, 2012

M 6.4 Alaska

UniqID: 284633
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 2 km
Latitude: 57.80
Longitude: -142.77
Date-Time:
2012-11-12 at 20:42:13 UTC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:42 in the moorning at epicenter
RSOE

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected

Space Weather Message Code: WARSUD
Serial Number: 121
Issue Time: 2012 Nov 12 2224 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse expected
Valid From: 2012 Nov 12 2315 UTC
Valid To: 2012 Nov 12 2345 UTC
IP Shock Passage Observed: 2012 Nov 12 2220 UTC

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Sunday, November 11, 2012

6.2 Mwb - NEAR COAST OF GUATEMALA

11 Nov 2012 22:15:01 UTC
11 Nov 2012 16:15:01 near epicenter
11 Nov 2012 17:15:01 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dr09#summary

2.0 Ml - GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA

11 Nov 2012 08:22:22 UTC
11 Nov 2012 00:22:22 near epicenter
11 Nov 2012 03:22:22 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15243705#summary

M6.8 - 52km NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar 2012-11-11 01:12:38 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dqqw#summary

Saturday, November 10, 2012

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted

Space Weather Message Code: WATA20
Serial Number: 503
Issue Time: 2012 Nov 10 2015 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G1 Predicted

Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Nov 11: None (Below G1) Nov 12: G1 (Minor) Nov 13: G1 (Minor)

THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 60 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft - Minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Aurora - Aurora may be visible at high latitudes, i.e., northern tier of the U.S. such as northern Michigan and Maine.

Editor's note:

The perfect celestial / terrestrial electromagnetic storm may brewing.

Brace yourself and prepare.

Quakes Continue in Kentucky

2.5 Md - EASTERN KENTUCKY
10 Nov 2012 18:37:07 UTC
10 Nov 2012 13:37:07 near epicenter
10 Nov 2012 13:37:07 standard time in your timezone

2.2 Md - EASTERN KENTUCKY
10 Nov 2012 17:51:24 UTC
10 Nov 2012 12:51:24 near epicenter
10 Nov 2012 12:51:24 standard time in your timezone

4.3 mb - EASTERN KENTUCKY

4.3 mb
Date-Time
10 Nov 2012 17:08:12 UTC
10 Nov 2012 12:08:12 near epicenter
10 Nov 2012 12:08:12 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/se111012a#summary

M 6.1 Campoverde Ucayali Peru

details

UniqID: 284160
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 122 km
Latitude: -8.94
Longitude: -75.14
Date-Time:
2012-11-10 at 14:57:50 UTC
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:57 in the moorning at epicenter
Location:
Continent: South-America
Country: Peru
State/County/Gov.: Ucayali
Location: Campoverde
Distances: 63.49 km Course: SW
Population:

In 10 km radius: 0 persons
In 50 km radius: 0 persons
In 100 km radius: 8 945 persons
Data source: EMSC
Data processing and analisys:
RSOE EDIS - Data Processing and Analisys System

4.1 mb - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA

10 Nov 2012 06:27:18 UTC
9 Nov 2012 22:27:18 near epicenter
10 Nov 2012 01:27:18 standard time in your timezone
Location 49.420N 128.264W

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dqbp#summary

5.9 Mwp - CENTRAL PERU

10 Nov 2012 14:57:49 UTC
10 Nov 2012 09:57:49 near epicenter
10 Nov 2012 09:57:49 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dqg4#summary

Friday, November 9, 2012

Will Eclipses of November Rock The World?


In the excerpts below By Eli MacKinnon,
LifesLittleMysteries.com, two eclipses are described for November:

"...The theatrics start on Nov. 13, when residents of northeastern Australia get a false-start sunrise. Just an hour after the sun breaks the horizon in the coastal city of Cairns...

... a penumbral lunar eclipse that will take place on Nov 28"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49700582/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Editor's note: These two events represent celestial alignments between the sun, moon and the earth.

Such alignments create geomagnetic and atmospheric disturbances for the earth that increase the risk of quakes, volcanic eruptions and severe weather for 8-10 days after the event.

The eclipse / disaster threat window opens November 13 through December 13 (+- a few days).

Given the current seismic activity on the West Coast of the US, this should be of strong concern.

Brace yourself and prepare.

Ml 3.2 GREATER LOS ANGELES

9 Nov 2012 11:39:10 UTC
9 Nov 2012 03:39:10 near epicenter
9 Nov 2012 06:39:10 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15243105#summary

Thursday, November 8, 2012

6.3 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA

6.3 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA

Date-Time
Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 06:01:51 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

7.4 Mww - GUATEMALA

7 Nov 2012 16:35:50 UTC
7 Nov 2012 10:35:50 near epicenter
7 Nov 2012 11:35:50 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dlwm#summary

Monday, November 5, 2012

Small earthquake rattles some northern New Jersey towns still dealing with effects of Sandy

AP-

RINGWOOD, N.J. — Some residents in northern New Jersey awoke to a small earthquake early Monday.

The temblor, with a magnitude of 2.0, struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, a community that’s still dealing with downed trees and power outages from Sandy.

Geophysicist Jessica Turner at the National Earthquake Information Center says some people reported hearing a loud boom. Turner says those on upper floors of a home might have felt shaking or saw objects on walls vibrate.

The quake was 3 miles below ground and could also be felt in Mahwah, Wanaque, Oakland, Franklin Lakes, West Milford and Paterson.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/national/small-earthquake-rattles-some-northern-new-jersey-towns-still-dealing-with-effects-of-sandy/2012/11/05/e0c00a82-2735-11e2-ac64-5d52a2c5953e_story.html

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2012

Posted by creeping
http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/muslim-persecution-of-christians-september-2012/

Excerpts from Raymond Ibrahim's Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2012 Dhimmitude [General Abuse and Suppression of Non-Muslims as "Tolerated" Citizens] Bangladesh: A new report indicates that some 300 Christian children were recently abducted and forcibly converted to Islam: So-called intermediaries visit poverty-stricken communities, where they convince families to send their children to a mission hostel...

Read more of this post
http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/muslim-persecution-of-christians-september-2012/

The Cult of The Muslim Brotherhood


The Muslim Brotherhood from within - THE DAILY NEWS: EGYPT
"...It takes about five to eight years to transform from an aspiring member to a fully integrated Muslim Brother. During this period, the loyalty of the aspiring member is closely monitored and his dedication to the cause and the doctrine is closely watched.

...As soon as you are admitted into the Brotherhood, you become a muhib, a word that literally means lover or follower. This phase could last between six months and four years depending on the performance and the improvement of the aspiring member. During that phase the follower joins a local usra (family) which is a group of four to five people that meets regularly and where the piety, morality and ideology of the aspirant are closely watched

After the leader of the family decides that the follower has shown sufficient piety and knowledge of Islamic texts, the candidate is moved to a more advanced phase where he becomes a muayyed (supporter). During the “supporter” phase, duties towards the organisation must be fulfilled and a curriculum of study completed. Upon finishing that phase, you are moved to a higher rank and become muntasib (affiliated).

As soon as you become affiliated, you start donating a portion of your earnings to the organisation, usually five to eight per cent. In the “affiliated” phase your loyalty and commitment are closely probed. If you satisfy those who monitor you, usually over the course of a year, you are then allowed to the phase of muntazim or organised brother and you can assume lower levels of leadership. Finally, if you pass all the tests that the Brotherhood will subject you to; you are admitted into the final stage of membership which is ach amil or working brother.

This cult-like process is how our current leaders have been formed and how the Brotherhood is carefully forming future ones. This quasi-fascist structure where your loyalty is always put to question and your personal life is watched at every moment is the mechanism by which Muslim Brothers are produced."

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day of The Dead: Pope celebrates Feast of All Souls in papal crypt

Vatican City, Nov 2, 2012 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Catholics around the world on Nov. 2 remember those who have passed away, Pope Benedict XVI visited the Vatican Grottoes to pray for his predecessors on the feast of All Souls.


In remarks made in St. Peter's square Nov. 1 anticipating All Souls day, Pope Benedict said the feast “helps us to reflect on the double horizon of humanity, which we symbolically express with the words 'earth' and 'heaven.'”

He noted on Thursday that All Souls should remind Catholics of the reality of the communion of saints – a reality uniting all believers, living and dead.

“The earth represents the journey of history, heaven eternal, the fullness of life in God,” he said. “These two dimensions are united by the reality of the 'communion of saints': a reality that begins here on earth and that reaches its fulfillment in heaven.”

The feast of All Souls is celebrated throughout the entire Catholic world with particular zeal in country's animated by the heritage of Spanish Catholicism.

In the Philippines, families traditionally celebrate the feast by camping in cemeteries and often spending the night near relatives' tombs, playing card games, singing, and dancing. Tombs are also cleaned or repainted, flowers are offered and candles are lit.

In Mexico, the Day of the Dead – “Día de los Muertos” – is a national holiday centered around the Feast of All Souls and the Feast of All Saints, celebrated the day before. It is traditional to build altars in honor of the dead and adorn them with the deceased's favorite foods and beverages as well as sugar-candy skulls and marigolds.

Msgr. Peter Fleetwood of the Archdiocese of Liverpool in the U.K. remarked that the feast of All Souls is a time for remembrance as well as the natural reaction of sadness.

“To have a special time in the year when you can dedicate time and prayer to the memory of your dear departed,” he told Vatican Radio, “that responds to a very deep need in all of us.”

“You do get used to missing someone but you never really get over it,” he added.

“I think the fact of the church adopting a day when Masses are offered for the souls of the faithful departed – and in fact a whole month where such things happen – is simply recognizing how real that need is and how important is is to respect the name, the person, the mortal remains and the memory of those who have died.”



M6.1 - 5km E of Burgos, Philippines

Event Time


2012-11-02 18:17:33 UTC

2012-11-03 02:17:33 UTC+08:00 at epicenter

2012-11-02 14:17:33 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

9.259°N 126.233°E depth=38.1km (23.7mi)

Nearby Cities

5km (3mi) E of Burgos, Philippines

20km (12mi) N of Tandag, Philippines

70km (43mi) NNE of Lianga, Philippines

75km (47mi) NE of Bayugan, Philippines

822km (511mi) SE of Manila, Philippines

See event page.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood says new constitution must be based on Sharia

Jihad Watch

What a surprise. "Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says new constitution must be based on Islamic Shariah law," from the Associated Press, October 31 (thanks to Nichole):

CAIRO – Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood says Islamic Shariah law must be the basis of Egypt's new constitution, and legislation must be based on Islamic penal code.

The Brotherhood said in a statement Wednesday that a country ruled by Shariah would not become a theocracy. President Mohammed Morsi comes from the Brotherhood....

Not a theocracy? Oh, well, then!

The 100-member Islamist-led panel tasked with drafting the new document has been facing heavy criticism, mostly from liberals who fear Islamization of Egypt through its work....

No kidding, really?


Editor's note:  The Muslim Brotherhood has an extensive, well-financed network here in the US...and their objective is the same as it is for Egypt.

The sword of the Islamic salafis is coming upon this land.

Learn more at the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report and A Short Course on Shariah.