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August 5 - Guadalupe message resounds at Los Angeles' massive Marian festival
Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days
The Virgin Mary will accompany the Church in the New
Evangelization, just as she did during the first preaching of the Gospel in
the Americas, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez told
around 100,000 devotees at the Aug. 5 Guadalupe Celebration.
"Our Lady of Guadalupe is calling us today, my
brothers and sisters," the archbishop said in his
keynote address to one of the largest Catholic gatherings in U.S. history at
the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. "She is calling us to greater faith, to
greater love, to greater hope."
"Let's ask Our Lady of Guadalupe - the bright star of
the first evangelization and the Mother of the New Evangelization - to help
us all to be better instruments of the love of God, so that everyone in our
world may come to love him," the archbishop told the
co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,
was one of the city's largest Catholic celebrations in recent memory. It is
the Knights' second such gathering, following the 2009 Guadalupe Festival in
Arizona. On display at the celebration, for
veneration by the faithful, was the only U.S.-based relic of the Tilma of
Guadalupe - the saint's garment that was imprinted with a miraculous image
of the Virgin.
Though that image has become an unmistakable
part of Hispanic culture, its meaning transcends ethnic and geographical
boundaries, as Archbishop Gomez stressed
in his keynote address. "Our Lady of
Guadalupe is not only the Mother of the people of Mexico,"
the Los Angeles Church leader observed.
"She is the Mother of all the peoples of the Americas! She is the New Eve.
She is the Mother of all the living!
My brothers and sisters, we are all children of Our Lady's
mission at Tepeyac! All of us! We are all Guadalupanos!"
As she appeared to St.
Juan Diego, Mary announced herself as both
"the mother of the true God" and "your compassionate Mother, yours and that
of all the people that live together in this land, and also of all the other
various lineages of men." St. Juan Diego, an indigenous
peasant and Catholic convert, "heard her voice and carried out the will of
God," Archbishop Gomez recalled. Nine
million Mexicans are said to have become Catholic in the seven years that
followed the apparition.
Bl. Maria Ines founded
the Poor Clare Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, sending women to
proclaim the Gospel through consecrated life in 14 countries. She charged
her sisters "to carry the image of Our Lady
of Guadalupe, so that she - through her maternal tenderness - would bring
her Divine Son to live in the hearts of those who hunger for God without
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August 7 - Knights of Columbus called to be in front ranks of New Evangelization
Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days
As the world's largest Catholic fraternal
organization, the Knights of Columbus must play a prominent role in
evangelizing the contemporary world, said Bishop Tod D. Brown of Orange,
Calif. "Certainly, there is a clear and
demanding need today for the New Evangelization," he
Bishop Brown called to mind the message
of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas.
Our Lady has a special significance to the
Knights, who renewed their dedication to her during their meeting. The
Knights also co-sponsored an Aug. 5 Guadalupe Celebration with the
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which drew about 100,000 participants.
The bishop explained that
Mary's appearance to St. Juan Diego as a woman of
mixed race led millions to turn towards Christianity. "She embraces
every culture, ethnic group, nationality and race," he said, and her
message is still important for us today.
"Now, five centuries later, we have our
own disturbing times," Bishop Brown noted, listing off the challenges
presented by to the Church by "a growing secularism, attacks on the
value and the gift of human life, attempts to redefine traditional
marriage and a serious curtailment of our religious rights."
threats emphasize the need for the New Evangelization in today's world,
he said, adding that this New Evangelization "calls us to faith,
instills hope and fills us with love. I'm confident the members of our
order will be in the front ranks of the evangelizers,"
the bishop said.
Pointing to St. Juan Diego's willingness
to convey the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
he stressed that "the success of the New
Evangelization will depend on our laity and their involvement."
In working to do this,
the faithful can confidently seek the support of
Our Lady of Guadalupe, "the first evangelizer of our hemisphere," who
five hundred years ago "opened the door of faith
and does so now," Bishop Brown said. "Mary said yes
to God," he explained. "Our job is to say yes to
the New Evangelization."
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August 3 - Microchip-Laden Drugs Given FDA Approval
Rumors regarding the
development of a 'digital pill' with a
microchip inside have been circulating for some time, but today, the FDA
actually green lighted the product. The company,
Proteus Digital Health, gained FDA
approval for its 1 square millimeter device (the size of a grain of
sand), which it believes will "shift the care paradigm" into an era of
According to Proteus Digital Health's website:
Digital Medicines are the same pharmaceuticals you take today, with one
small change: each pill also contains a
tiny sensor that can communicate, via our digital health feedback
system, vital information about your medication-taking behaviors and how
your body is responding.
The company added "As a result,
you can be sure you're taking your medicines as
prescribed, while at the same time receiving unprecedented feedback on
your physical response to treatment."
The aim of the "ingestible sensor" is
to electronically verify patient compliance in taking the medication.
Proteus Digital Health estimates that over 50% of
patients do not get the full benefit from the pharmaceuticals they take
because of taking the wrong dose or taking the medication
inconsistently. There are huge sums of
money at stake in getting people to take their drugs as prescribed.
In a 2008 article published in the drug industry marketing journal
Pharma Marketing News titled "Moving The Needle on Adherence: Highlights
from the 7th Annual Patient Compliance, Adherence and Persistency," it
was estimated that an 18% improvement in compliance would translate into
increased revenues of approximately $8000 per patient a year.
What are the unintended, adverse health effects of this technology? Has
it been sufficiently safety-tested? These are questions that remain
largely unanswered, but have already
been raised in connection with other proposed RFID technologies intended
to be implanted within the human body.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has recently come under
criticism for their financial support of GMO agriculture, 'edible' and
'flying' vaccines, pesticide-laden traditional scarves, and other
questionable technological interventions ostensibly to reduce suffering,
are also prominently figured partners on the Proteus Digital Health
The European Union was the first to approve Proteus' system device in
2010, indicating the market for the technology is global.
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August 6 - Palm Beach County school district looking into using fingerprint tech to keep better track of kids
Article: Technology For Global Monetary System
It's a high tech idea
whose time has - or may sometime soon - come.
Palm Beach County schools officials are considering
a proposal that would have the more than 60,000
students who ride a big yellow bus to school each day giving their
fingerprints on an electronic key pad to get on the bus.
Simply put, biometrics is
the use of a person's unique biological characteristics - most typically
their fingerprint - to identify them.
For years now,
school districts around the nation have used electronic fingerprint
scanners to keep track of which child gets on which school bus and which
child checks out which book from school media centers, and to allow
children to access their lunch accounts in cafeterias.
In his message to principals, he said he got 48
responses to his five-question anonymous survey. About 60 percent of
principals responding said they agreed
that using biometric technology was better than simply giving students
ID cards. Fifty-one percent said they would support using the
fingerprint technology for student attendance, in the cafeteria lunch
line and media centers, and to keep track of students on buses.
Brennan said parents can choose to opt out of the
system, and that it speeds up the lunch line
because children don't have to deal with remembering an access code to
get to their lunch account. It also better ensures security because
students can steal another student's ID card or access code, but they
can't steal a fingerprint.
"Especially with little kids, safety is critical," Shaw said.
"If there are any tools out there that can help us keep track of
children and ensure safety, I think it is well worth exploring."
Lee Tien, senior staff attorney for the San
Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation - which works to protect
consumer and privacy rights in the electronic age -
said making kids give their fingerprints to get on
a bus seemed like "overkill" and something of an invasion of privacy.
"For lack of a better word," Tien said, "it is creepy to contemplate a
plan that involves fingerprinting all the kids in a school."
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August 10 - Thousands to help clean up Manila flood debris
Article: Signs Of The Last Times
Officials said Saturday they will
mobilize thousands to clean up the Philippine capital in the wake of
torrential monsoon rains and flooding as evacuees return to clear mud
and debris that swamped their homes.
Civil defense chief Benito Ramos said that
police, soldiers, coast guard personnel and
military reservists will be used to help Manila recover from its worst
flooding since 2009. Hundreds of volunteers who helped in rescue and
relief work in the early days of the floods will also help in the
The Office of Civil Defense said Saturday
the floods left at least 66 people dead and affected up to 2.68 million
people in Manila and nearby provinces, with more than 440,000 fleeing to
Corazon Jimenez, general manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development
Authority, which is in charge of traffic management and garbage disposal
for the sprawling capital of 12 million, said
part of the cleanup will involve collecting the
garbage that has washed from creeks and rivers into Manila Bay. "I can't
describe this anymore. These are mountains of garbage,"
Incessant rains from Sunday through Wednesday
swelled rivers and creeks and overwhelmed drainage canals already
clogged with garbage, raising flood waters that at the peak submerged
more than half of metropolitan Manila.
Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said
authorities have already closed about 100 of 351
government-run shelters in the metropolis as evacuees trickled home. She
said the government planned to relocate about half a million urban poor
families in the capital, most of them living in "danger zones" such as
by river banks and under bridges.
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