President Obama is offering Israel bombs to not attack Iran in 2012. Let me rephrase that. The U.S. is giving Israel the bombs they can use to attack Iran next year. This action is less of a strive for peace and more of a call to prepare and gather weapons before they invade. It is likely that war with Iran is on the horizon. The people of Iran will be forced to pay for the sins of the rulers of these powerful countries.
Giving bombs to the country that wants to invade and start a war is not a way to bring peace, it is a way to prepare for war. The double speak is seen in the idea of ‘not to attack in 2012′ as if they are preventing conflict. The sad reality is that this is not the case however much some would like you to believe it.
Is this the U.S. saying we’ll arm you and help you but it can’t be done until after our elections? Are there people gullible enough to see arming the country who is begging to aggressor on another as an act of peace?
CANISIUS HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT WILL CONDUCT SERVICE IN POINT ABINO
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY) August 10, 2002 The Rev. James Higgins, president of Canisius High School, will be guest speaker Sunday in the Holloway Memorial Chapel, Point Abino, Ont. He will conduct the 10 a.m. service and a workshop from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on how the Christian life should be lived, especially in times of crisis. The program is sponsored by the Janet Webb Rich Memorial Fund.
Tracey Lind at Chautauqua Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, will be chaplain for the week at Chautauqua Institution. She will lead services in the amphitheater Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and Monday through Friday at 9:15 a.m. go to site canisius high school
Featured speakers at the Department of Religion’s lecture series at 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy will be Paul Gorman, founder and executive director for the National Religious Partnership for the Environment in New York City, and Arthur Waskow, founder and director of the Shalom Center, a division of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Revival.
Karen Armstrong, 2002 Chautauqua theologian-in-residence, will have a conversation on “Islam and Modernity” at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hall of Philosophy with Sulayman S. Nyang, professor of African studies at Howard University.
A rosary musical “Roses For Mary,” a musical that brings the rosary to life through song, will have its first performance since 1996 at 7 p.m. Sunday in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2017 Halley Road, North Collins.
Presented by Quiet Waters Productions of North Collins and directed by its co-creator, Tracy Tremblay, the musical features a cast of 70 from all over Western New York in period costumes. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Healing Mass offered A healing Mass will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1140 Abbott Road. Co-celebrants will be the Rev. Richard DiGiulio and Monsignor Vincent Becker, with music provided by the Voices of Mercy from St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy. Refreshments will be served after the Mass.
MacFarlane to lecture The historic shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga, will begin its annual observance of Pilgrimage Week Monday with a lecture by Bud MacFarlane, an expert on Marian Apparitions who has visited shrines all over the world.
MacFarlane’s 7 p.m. talk, “The Message of the Marian Apparitions in Our World Today,” will follow a recitation of the Rosary at 6:30. A question session will follow. Admission is free.
Other activities include a healing Mass at 7 p.m. Tuesday conducted by the Rev. James Judge; vigil Masses at 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a procession with the Blessed Sacrament to follow the later Mass; and a daylong schedule of Assumption Day Masses and prayers Thursday, culminating with a candlelight Rosary service at 8 p.m. with St. Anthony’s Ave Maria Choir.
Dixon leads workshops The Rev. Dr. John Ross Dixon, associate minister of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1061 Sycamore St., will lead a series of four weekly workshops on the theme of “The Anatomy of Forgiveness,” beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday and continuing through Sept. 4.
Dixon has broad experience in forgiveness studies and grief counseling. This Forgiveness Institute project is an outreach ministry of the African Methodist Ministers Alliance of Western New York. To register, call 832-3975.
A Holocaust liturgy The Western New York Division of the Polish American Congress will hold its fifth annual Christian Holocaust Liturgy at noon next Saturday in the St. Stanislaus Cemetery Resurrection Mausoleum, Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga. The public is invited.
Monsignor John R. Gabalski, the congress chaplain, will be chief celebrant of the Mass, which serves as a reminder of the suffering of those in Nazi concentration camps in World War II. Several local residents who are concentration camp survivors will be attending.
St. Edmund’s celebrates Bishop Henry J. Mansell will bless and rededicate St. Edmund’s School, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda, after serving as main celebrant at the noon Mass Aug. 18 in St. Edmund’s Church.
The rededication also will honor Monsignor Onofrio Smiraldo, who is celebrating his 50th year as a priest and his 25th and final year as pastor of St. Edmund’s Church and School.
A barbecue and outdoor games, including bocce, horseshoes and miniature golf, will follow the rededication. In keeping with the school’s motto – “The little school with the big heart” – the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit from 1 to 5 p.m. to accept donations. Donors can make appointment by calling 694-5900 from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays.
The Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomobile also will visit from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Zoo staff will present the St. Edmund’s Eagles sports teams a certificate of adoption for the zoo’s golden eagle display.
The weekend’s festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. next Saturday with a parade from Brighton Park to the school, followed by a ’60s celebration commemorating 1966, the year the school opened. Presiding over the celebration will be radio personality Harv Moore, a St. Edmund’s parishioner.
Evangelist to preach Richard Roberts, healing evangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, will hold a healing rally at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Roberts will preach, teach and pray for the sick. The rally is free and open to the public.
Bereavement meetings A support group for men and women who have experience the loss of a spouse will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 in St. Francis of Assisi Church Social Center, St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs. Facilitated by Day Cummings, a certified bereavement counselor, it will run for six weeks. For information on the group and individual and family counseling services, call Cummings at 648-6898. web site canisius high school
Jewish Committee moves The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, formerly located on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, has moved its offices to 805 Delaware Ave., the home of Temple Beth Zion, the Cofeld Jewish Museum of Western New York and Jewish Family Services.
“The River’ honored “The River,” one of three television programs produced by Overflow Productions, an extension of The Tabernacle in Orchard Park, has won two Telly Awards for outstanding production values. The Telly Awards honor films, video productions and non-network and cable commercials.
“The River” is broadcast locally on WNYB-TV, Channel 26, at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The magazine news program offers personal stories of transformed lives from a Christian perspective. Recent guests have included County Executive Joel Giambra and Buffalo Bills running back Sammy Morris. It is syndicated nationally and reaches an estimated 20 million viewers.
Andover parish gets pastor The Rev. Dennis G. Wolf has been appointed pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Andover by Bishop Henry J. Mansell. He succeeds the Rev. Fred Fingerle, who died earlier this year. Wolf will continue as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Wellsville.
A native of Buffalo, Wolf is a graduate of St. Matthew’s Elementary School, Bishop Turner High School and St. John Vianney Seminary. In other assignments, the Rev. Richard Flaherty has been named pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish, Allegany, succeeding the Rev. Kevin Downey, who has been assigned to a parish in New Jersey. The Rev. Eugene S. Slomba has been reappointed pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Batavia, and the Rev. James J. Kasinski has been reappointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Niagara Falls.