It is not unbiblical or unchristian to enforce our national borders. Those who say globalism is what God wanted and that nations are merely a human invention need to the WHOLE Bible and not just the parts other liberal-influenced Christians tell them to read.
There actually WAS a time a long time ago when the whole world was one global people with one language and one common set of goals. We read about it in the story of the tower of Babel. What was God’s reaction to globalism? He didn’t like it. He divided the people by giving them different languages and thereby forced them to break up the global plan and form their own nations.
Later, God Himself starts a nation: Israel. He leads them out of Egypt so they can have their own land, and we read throughout the Torah and the books of Joshua and Judges about the laws and borders God gives His nation, and the borders are most definitely NOT open ones. We read about the many bloody fights Israel fought — at God’s command — to defend and enforce its borders against those who didn’t belong there or were not welcome. (I believe you’ll agree that we have a much nicer border enforcement system by comparison.)
Later on, after Israel is released from Babylon’s captivity, we read in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah how the first thing God has His nation do is build a wall to re-establish and enforce their borders.
There were also resident aliens in Israel, but they were there legally and followed the traditions and laws of Israel.
So yes, we should treat everyone humanely and with compassion — even people who break the law, but we have every right to turn away and expel people who don’t respect our borders and laws. Anyone who is TRULY serious and REALLY wants to be an American has the responsibility to prove it by becoming an American the RIGHT way. If it’s wrong to cut in line at the grocery store, how much more wrong is it to violate the rules and borders of our country? Jesus said to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and St. Paul exhorts obedience to lawful government, so no one should be trying to suggest a nation shouldn’t have and enforce laws. Doing things the right way isn’t always easy or convenient, but it’s worth it. Those who do things the wrong way will always have the consequences of their actions catch up with them eventually, so it’s better to have a little headache at first while doing it right than to have a much bigger headache later because you did it wrong. If you’ve done something wrong, you have the responsibility to admit your mistakes and try to make things right if you can, even if it’s hard. God rewards those who do what is right even when it’s difficult.
Yes there is wordplay going on here. “Marvel” is referring to Marvel Universe and “Grace” is referring to my name. “Agent Nunja of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is still the only fully completed work among these. “Agent DARK of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Team Awesome-Nunja and Heroes Inc. versus Villains Inc.” have been started.
AGENT NUNJA OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Team Awesome-Nunja and Heroes Inc. versus Villains Inc.
Dr. Prophet: The Exile
Agent DARK of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Dr. Prophet and the Marian Alliance vs. the Coven of Beast
Agent Catholic of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Rogers Family vs. the Shmidt Family
The Fellowship of the Iron Maid
These prayers are said daily for nine months. God will not refuse them!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.
The name I wish to give my baby is ______.
Jesus, may Your peace and Your love embrace the hearts, minds, and souls of the family, friends, and loved ones who encourage this abortion and lead them all to Your Sacred and Eucharistic Heart. Amen.
There is a lot of confusion going around in the media concerning the Pope’s recent statement on compassion in immigration management. To truly understand what the Pope said and what he was responding to in any instance, it is essential to find the transcript of the actual conversation the Pope had and look at his words in context (transcript for this particular conversation here http://www.nytimes.com/…/ap-us-rel-pope-trump-transcript.ht… ) because the secular media is all too happy to make Christianity look bad by misrepresenting and misinterpreting. As a Catholic from the Diocese of Phoenix in Arizona, which is closer to the border than most of the USA, I’m pretty familiar with the Church’s sentiment on immigration management. You will find that the bottom line in all the Church’s words on the subject is that yes immigration management is important, but above all remember the dignity of the person (because whether you’re an illegal alien or not, you’re still a human being beloved by God) and make sure your perspective in border control is not lacking in mercy and compassion or contradictory to the immigrants’ human rights. Reading the transcript you will find that really all the Pope said was that separating families would not be in keeping with Christian charity and that he didn’t want to get involved in a political discussion. The link below will also help clarify the situation.
Even though election day is still a while away, it seems like as good a time as any to discuss this topic.
As a passionate Catholic, I vote Catholic. It doesn’t matter to me what the political party in question is, and my priorities are arranged according to my Faith. (That being said, I don’t tend to vote in favor of liberal Democrats since they almost never support authentic Catholic values and I do tend to favor conservative Republicans because they usually support some key Catholic values. I have to do my homework, though because every once in a while a “conservative Republican” will turn out to have a secret anti-Catholic values agenda.) What matters is that the candidate values religious liberty and doesn’t support any of the five “non-negotiables” that we Catholics are obliged to vote against in order to remain in God’s grace.
Note of warning: Not all politicians who claim to be Catholic or Christian live that faith or support the values Christ would want him/her to. Another reason research is key.
Here are some links I find helpful when researching candidates:
Source: Perpetual Rosary For America
This post is dedicated to St. Isaac Jogues.
Considering our flag we find two virgin saints begging us to accept their patronage. In the thirteen red and white stripes we find St. Philomena. (Thirteen is her number and red and white are her colors.) In the blue square with fifty white stars we find Our Lady, Queen of Virgins and of Saints. (Blue is her color, she is often symbolized by stars, and there are fifty Hail Marys in the Rosary.) In these two Virgins we see what our country must become once again:
- They are Virgins and call our country to repent of its many impurities (sodomy, sexual abuse, mistreating of women, fornication, pornography, divorce and remarriage, etc.).
- Our Lady, who conceived the Christ Child by the Holy Spirit while yet an unmarried virgin and therefore experienced a sort of “unplanned pregnancy”, risked being stoned to death and yet welcomed the life of her Divine Child. (Though abortion wasn’t a legal and common practice in her society as it is in ours, there were those who found ways of ending the life of their unborn child anyway.) She calls to us to take courage and defend our unborn children through thick and thin.
- St. Philomena refused to compromise her Faith even when tortured and martyred by the emperor of Rome. She reminds us of the value of religious liberty and calls us to be uncompromising Catholics who vote their Faith and will “obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29) no matter the consequences.
Holy Mary and St. Philomena, pray that we may once again be a nation that respects life, true marriage, and religious freedom!
In Faith and Hope and Love!
Together we fight on!
For one nation in God!
And His most flawless law!
Of Truth and Purity!
Life for ev’rybody!
And liberty to be
Ever growing holy!
To Saint Philomena
and the Virgin Mary,
We pray for our country
to be what it should be!
Immaculate Conception, Patroness of America, pray for us!
Immaculate Conception Novena https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/immaculate.htm
Novena Prayer to St. Philomena O Faithful Virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee… (Here specify your petition.) I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.
This post is dedicated to St. Maximilian Kolbe.