UNITED NATIONS/BOLOGNA/TRIPE DAY-DIWALI
John 20, Verse 21
[Jesus] said to them again, “PEACE be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
Christ then breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them.” This is the peace of Christ. This is the renewal of man. Just as God the father breathed the breath of life in Adam now Christ breathes the breath of life in his church via the apostles and to all mankind through the sacrament of confession. This is why the Sanhedrin killed Christ because He forgave sins; seek his face; seek his peace through this sacrament.
In fact, the angels plead the cause of humans against the devils, by offering the precious Blood of Jesus. This ministry is especially exercised by the Seraphim, Cherubim, and the Thrones as they are nearest to God in the celestial realm. In addition to the angels seeking to gain the peace of Christ in our behalf; we also have His mother Mary whom the angels welcomed into heaven at her assumption who pleads our cause. We can be at peace upon our death knowing that it is she that will welcome us saying, “My Son calls thee.” We can only be at peace when we know we can never find true contentment here, because no earthly object or goods can meet the yearnings of the human heart. Only the vision of God, the Infinite Good, can bring peace.
True peace can not be given by the United Nations and those who say that are full of baloney. The message of the modern media is mere tripe. Only the church can give us the peace of Christ. He is the True Festival of Light.
United Nations Day
United Nations Day celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Charter which occurred on October 24, 1945. The United Nations is an international organization engaged in the diplomatic and peaceful communication between the countries of the world. The organization oversees issues like human rights, international security, political freedoms and democracy with an end goal of achieving of world peace. The UN Charter was officially signed on June 26th, 1945, but it could not come into existence until the signatory states had ratified it and deposited notification to the effect with the US Department of State. This occurred on October 24th, 1945. The organization's Charter has now been ratified by most countries in the world. The United Nations is a global organization with six official languages, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. United Nations Day is observed on October 24th each year.
Pray that the UN will be a force for building the kingdom of heaven and not a secular force oppressing the religious rights of the people of God.
When most of us think of bologna, we think of the smooth off-pink meat that comes with the red ring of plastic around it at the grocery store. While it’s true that this is one type of Bologna, most people are unaware that there is an entire range of bologna, and that it’s all named after the country of its origin. Bologna Day is your chance to learn a little something about this traditional lunch meat and where it came from. We know that most of you consider bologna to be a childhood favorite lunchtime meat, but there’s so much more to it than just that simple meat. Bologna can be made from any number of meats, including beef, turkey, venison, chicken, and even a vegetarian soy protein. What makes bologna is the seasonings used in its preparation, a combination of nutmeg, black pepper, coriander, allspice, celery seed, and the secret ingredient, myrtle berries. This final ingredient is what gives the meat its distinctive taste, and it also happens to be found in mortadella. There are a few common forms of bologna, though most of us are familiar with the pre-sliced variety. If you’ve ever seen Kielbasa than you’re familiar with the shape of Ring Bologna, though it is completely different meat. Ring bologna is commonly sliced and used as a topping on crackers, though it is also occasionally pickled to help aid its storage. Rag bologna comes in the form of a long stick and is typically sold in a swatch of cloth, hence its name. Unlike rag bologna or sliced bologna, it has a much higher fat content and texture, being made with milk solids, spices, cereal, and flour to help give it bulk. Finally, it’s put through a bath of lactic acid and then coated with paraffin wax. If the only bologna you’ve ever had is the sliced bologna, then Bologna Day is going to be a special occasion for you!
How to Celebrate Bologna Day
It all starts with a nice serving of bologna in the morning, and we suggest having it fried with an egg and toast on the side. Later in the day, you can indulge in a traditional bologna sandwich, and we usually make ours with mayonnaise and mustard and not much else. Once you’ve had these two dishes, it’s time to expand your palate with a dive into the other forms of bologna. If you can find it, we especially suggest South African Polony, but it’s often hard to find in the United States.
One wonders if it was part of His divine plan to have UN day and Baloney Day coincide. Too add insult to injury today is also Tripe Day-Dude!
Tripe, it’s a word that has come to mean ‘pointless’, ‘silly’, or ‘false’. These terms are only appropriate in how the reputation of tripe as a culinary component has been undermined. Tripe is the edible lining of farm animals, primarily cattle. While it sounds off-putting to the average palette tripe can be formed into an incredible meal full of flavor. World Tripe Day celebrates this much-reviled dish and strives to return it to a place of honor among meats. While we in English speaking countries rarely see tripe available in the store, and even less common in restaurants, it’s a popular meal in other countries throughout the world. In places like Italy, it’s so common that it’s actually served from street-side vendors as a form of on-the-go food, served with a small fork or even on a roll. There are multiple kinds of tripe, even from one animal. Take the cow, for instance. Cows have a four-chambered stomach, and each stomach is the source of a different form of tripe. Blanket Tripe (also known as smooth, flat, or plain tripe) is from the first stomach and is the least popular among those who love tripe. Honeycomb tripe comes from the second stomach, specifically from the lowest part of the same. It has a tender and meaty flavor and retains its shape during preparation. Its honeycomb texture makes it great tripe to serve with sauces. The second stomach is also the source of “pocket tripe”. Book tripe comes from the third stomach and reed tripe from the fourth.
How to Celebrate World Tripe Day
World Tripe Day is best celebrated by opening yourself to a new culinary experience if your family isn’t one of those who indulge in tripe as part of their normal diet. There is a rich experience to be had by consuming tripe, and when it is properly prepared it is a cultural favorite loved all around the world. Maybe it’s time that the English-speaking countries develop a stomach for the stomach, and World Tripe Day serves as the perfect opportunity to learn a love of something new. Your stomach will thank you, for eating stomach!
The Hindu’s in India celebrate its festival of lights today. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival of lights, which represents the eternal triumph of light over darkness or the victory of good over evil. Diwali, which literally means row of lights in Hindi, is primarily celebrated in India. This celebration of light is India's most important holiday and marks the start of the New Year.
Seek the light of the adoration candle and visit Christ in the adoration chapel today and ask for the conversion of the world.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST
SECTION ONE-MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
CHAPTER ONE THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
Article 6 MORAL CONSCIENCE
1795 "Conscience is man's most secret core, and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths" (GS 16).
1796 Conscience is a judgment of reason by which the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act.
1797 For the man who has committed evil, the verdict of his conscience remains a pledge of conversion and of hope.
1798 A well-formed conscience is upright and truthful. It formulates its judgments according to reason, in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator. Everyone must avail himself of the means to form his conscience.
1799 Faced with a moral choice, conscience can make either a right judgment in accordance with reason and the divine law or, on the contrary, an erroneous judgment that departs from them.
1800 A human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience.
1801 Conscience can remain in ignorance or make erroneous judgments. Such ignorance and errors are not always free of guilt.
1802 The Word of God is a light for our path. We must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. This is how moral conscience is formed.
· Eat waffles and Pray for the assistance of the Angels
· Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus
· Monday: Litany of Humility