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  • Pondering St. Paul’s Lament of Savage Wolves

    05/16/2018 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Pondering St. Paul’s Lament of Savage Wolves Msgr. Charles Pope • May 15, 2018 • In the first reading for Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter, St. Paul warns of perhaps the most damaging and wrenching evil that the Church must face: dissension from within.I know that after my departure savage wolves will come among you, and they will not spare the flock. And from your own group, men will come forward perverting the truth to draw the disciples away after them. (Acts 20:30-31).St. Paul calls them savage wolves. Is this hyperbole? No, for their work is to...
  • National treasures: how the rest of the world fell in love with Japan’s famous Akita dogs

    04/20/2018 6:18:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff
    Hollywood actor Richard Gere, French film star Alain Delon and Russia’s figure skating sensation Alina Zagitova have one thing in common: They adore Japan’s Akita dogs. And they’re not alone. In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan’s most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, outstripping domestic demand for the fluffy, perky-eared pooches. Earlier this year, the trend hit the headlines when Zagitova proclaimed her love for Akitas after spotting them while training in Japan, and local officials pledged to get one to her. Her affection for the cute canines comes as no surprise to veteran breeder Osamu Yamaguchi, 64,...
  • 100 Years of Fatima: Sixth Apparition of Our Lady [Miracle Sun, Part I]

    10/14/2017 3:09:08 AM PDT · by topher · 39 replies
    EWTN ^ | EWTN
    During the night of 12-13 October it had rained throughout, soaking the ground and the pilgrims who make their way to Fátima from all directions by the thousands. By foot, by cart and even by car they came, entering the bowl of the Cova from the Fátima-Leiria road, which today still passes in front of the large square of the Basilica. From there they made their way down the gently slope to the place where a trestle had been erected over the little holm oak of the apparitions. Today on the site is the modern glass and steel Capelhina (little...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fatima, 100 Years Ago

    05/14/2017 8:02:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    restore dc catholicism ^ | May 13, 2017 | restore dc catholicims
    Fatima, 100 Years Ago Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  It is also the 100th anniversary of her first appearance to the Fatima children.  She spoke of the need to repent of sin to avoid hell.  Later she appeared to a Japanese sister at Akita and basically continued her message.  There she said that "if men do not repent and better themselves the Father will inflict a terrible punishment."  Between 1917 and now, what has been the change?  Our Lady delivered her words to a world that still was nominally Christian.  That cannot be said anymore, with...
  • Heroic dog saves choking owner

    10/27/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Penny Eims
    An 18-year-old girl from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, is crediting her Japanese Akita with saving her life.According to Wednesday's publication of the Daily Mail, the 4-year-old dog, named "Sheba," came to Aysha Perry's aid last Friday when the girl began to choke on a piece of chicken. Perry, who was home alone at the time, describes what happened: ‘She whacked me on the back with one of her huge front paws and the piece of chicken flew out.‘I’ve got to say it hurt a little as she is such a huge dog but I can’t really complain.‘I was at home on my...
  • Hachiko: The World’s Most Loyal Dog

    05/21/2012 7:40:21 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 24 replies
    gimundo.com ^ | April 26, 2010 | Kathryn Hawkins
    Dogs are known for being loyal companions -- but we've never met any as faithful as Hachiko, an Akita from Japan who spent 10 years waiting for his master. If you’ve ever seen the canceled-before-its-time (but now revived!) show Futurama, you’ll probably remember Bender, the alcoholic robot; Leela, the beautiful one-eyed captain; and Philip J. Fry, the bumbling pizza delivery boy who was cryogenically frozen for a thousand years before joining the Planet Express intergalactic mail delivery team. But do you remember Fry’s loyal, loving dog, who waited for his master until the end of his life? If you didn’t...
  • Great Danes and other “attack dogs” would be euthanized under Cumberland County ban

    12/05/2011 11:45:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 129 replies
    Ohmidog! ^ | December 5, 2011 | jwoestendiek
    Apparently gunning down stray dogs on the streets wasn’t enough for the dog unfriendly officials of Cumberland County, North Carolina. Now they want to slay, within 72 hours, every dog that comes into the shelter who is, or appears to be a mix of: American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiller, Akita, chow chow, Doberman pinscher, German shepherd, Great Dane, Presa Canario, Siberian husky or mastiff. There’s a convenient catch-all pit bull category as well. They’re not doing it yet, despite what you may be reading on the misinformation highway. But they’re talking about it. The county’s Animal Control Board is recommending that...
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: Japanese quake's epicenter located near [Akita] Marian apparition site

    03/12/2011 9:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies · 4+ views
    CNA ^ | Niigata, Japan, Mar 12, 2011
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Japanese quake's epicenter located near Marian apparition site The shrine of Our Lady of Akita Niigata, Japan, Mar 12, 2011 / 07:17 am (CNA).- The epicenter of the earthquake that caused a deadly March 11 tsunami is located near the site of an apparition in which Mary warned about a worldwide disaster that could afflict humanity.Japanese church officials have confirmed that the Diocese of Sendai, in the north of the country, was hit hardest by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake – the worst in Japanese history – and the resulting 23-foot waves. Hundreds of people have already been confirmed...
  • Dog attacks woman at Virginia Beach gas station (Not a Pit Bull)

    06/04/2009 5:58:05 PM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies · 3,192+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 4, 2009 | Kathy Adams
    VIRGINIA BEACH A dog attacked a woman in a gas station parking lot this morning, causing serious injuries to her throat, police said. Just before noon, the woman was walking across the parking lot of the WilcoHess station in the 4400 block of Princess Anne Road, when the dog jumped from a vehicle and attacked her, said Officer Margie Long, a police spokeswoman. It took two citizens to pull the dog off her, and she suffered serious injuries that required surgery, she said. Officials took the dog, an Akita, to Animal Control, and charges are pending against the owner, Long...
  • Fatima and Akita

    05/17/2009 5:36:31 AM PDT · by magdalen · 11 replies · 531+ views
    Air Maria ^ | May 17, 2009 | Magdalene
    This is an almost 20 minute talk by Fr. Ignatius at a Day With Mary. Devotion to Our Lady leads to an increased devotion and love for Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament. http://airmaria.com/?sn=090516ss&vp=3759&prefx=hmly&plyrnb=1&ttl=Homily The approved apparitions of Fatima and Akita are connected. They emphasize the importance not only of devotions but also the need for penance and reparation and the consequences of sin that will lead to chastisement. Our Lady lets us know the importance of the Rosary. Let us listen to Our Mother.
  • Catholic Caucus: Messages of Our Lady of Akita (Sr. Agnes Sasagawa)

    04/05/2009 5:09:12 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies · 1,369+ views
    APAR-L via EWTN ^ | Catholic APAR-L
    SR. AGNES SASAGAWA The Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sr. Agnes Sasagawa of Akita, Japan The extraordinary events began on June 12, 1973, when Sr. Agnes saw brilliant mysterious rays emanate suddenly from the tabernacle. The same thing happened on each of the two days that followed.On June 28, 1973, a cross-shaped wound appeared on the inside left hand of Sr. Agnes. It bled profusely and caused her much pain. On July 6, Sr. Agnes heard a voice coming from the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the chapel where she was praying. The statue was...
  • DPRK LAUNCH --overflying Akita Prefecture, Japan

    04/04/2009 7:39:33 PM PDT · by gaijin · 851 replies · 45,439+ views
    getting details, breaking hard
  • Dog attacks woman at dog show

    03/26/2007 11:54:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 50 replies · 1,001+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3-26-07 | AP
    Animal Services officers in Melbourne, Fla., say a large dog completing in a local dog show suddenly attacked an elderly woman and nearly severed her foot. The Akita, owned by Sally Jaffe, attacked Maria Patman, 70, during the competition Sunday at Wickham Park Pavilion, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Monday. Capt. Bob Brown, spokesman for Brevard County Animal Services, said it was unclear why the dog suddenly attacked the woman and chewed on her ankle for several seconds. "It's an odd occurrence. This breed is not known for the propensity to bite, but it's obviously an animal. That's the bottom line. Everyone...
  • Mystery Akita: Benedict Connected To Statue 'Revelation' in Obscure Convent [Marian Apparition?]

    06/03/2005 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 2,099+ views
    SpiritDaily.com ^ | 06-03-05 | SpiritDaily
    MYSTERY AKITA: BENEDICT CONNECTED TO STATUE 'REVELATION' IN OBSCURE CONVENTCall it "Mystery Akita." In 1984 a local bishop in Niigata, Japan, authorized veneration of the Holy Mother of Akita, a devotion based on the exudation of mysterious liquid from a wooden statue in a chapel used by nuns at a convent, particularly one named Sister Agnes Sasagawa.It all started in 1973, when a voice, a sweet, indescribable voice, like a prayer, seemed to issue from a statue dedicated to Our Lady of All Peoples. It was Sister Sasagawa -- at the time deaf -- who 'heard" it. The statue shed...
  • August 3 - The Second Message of Our Lady of Akita (A Warning)

    08/03/2003 2:28:00 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 55 replies · 434+ views
    A Terrible Warning Apparitions approved - Important Message for the World In 1984, just before retiring at a venerable age, the diocesan Bishop of Niigata, Bishop John Shojiro Ito, in consultation with the Holy See, wrote a pastoral letter in which he recognized as being authentically of the Mother of God, the extraordinary series of events that had take place from 1973 to 1981 in a little lay convent within his diocese, at Akita, Japan. Hence in Akita we are dealing with a Church approved intervention of the Blessed Virgin Mary as sure in this respect as Lourdes, La Salette,...
  • Akita,Japan 1973-1982: Our Lady Of All Peoples

    07/17/2002 5:20:26 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 19 replies · 896+ views
    Call To Christ ^ | 00/00/00 | staff
      MARIAN APPARITIONS THE VIRGIN MARY GUADALUPEPARIS LA SALETTE LOURDES PONTMAIN KNOCK FATIMA BELGIUM GARABANDAL AKITA KIBEHO MEDJUGORJE MARY REVEALS HELL CRITICS OF MARY VIRGIN MARY FAQ DIVINE MERCYDIVINE MERCYMESSAGES PT 1MESSAGES PT 2 HOLY ROSARYPOWER OF ROSARY ROSARY MYSTERIES HOW TO SAY SECRET OF ROSARY PRAYER INTENTIONSPRAYER INTENTIONS SUBMIT AN INTENTION PRAYERS ALL PRAYERS SUBMIT A PRAYER Sister Agnes Sasagawa The apparitions in Akita, Japan lasted from 1973 to 1982 and regarded dire events that were to befall humanity in the near future.         The apparitions occurred through the statue pictured at the left. The statue is made of...
  • Akita, Japan

    07/10/2002 6:38:17 AM PDT · by WriteOn · 100+ views
    101foundation.com ^ | oct 13, 1973 | Mary thru Sister Agnes
    Excerpt: "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day...