St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media.
I would ask all of you to say a prayer to him, asking his intercession with God for the conversion of catholics who use the media to confuse the faithful and to distort the teachings of the Church. I am especially intent that you pray for the conversion of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap).
Pray, people, on your knees, even with a special visit to the Blessed Sacrament, that the whole body of Catholic bishops of these USA will soon formally demand that the Fishwrap to remove the word “Catholic” from its name. Remember the prayer to St. Joseph for the Conversion of the National catholic Reporter which I posted HERE.
NcR must be converted, please God, or like the priests of Baal, they must fail.
Also, please ask St. Maximilian to intercede, asking God to keep those who are dedicated to making Christ and His Church known and loved in their fullness faithful, charitable and courageous.
Finally, I remind you hams out there that St. Maximilian, was also a ham.
In 1930, Franciscan Father Maksymilian Maria Kolbe left Poland for Japan, China and India where he organized monasteries. When in Japan, Father Kolbe got acquainted with a network of small broadcasting radio stations. To supplement a large number of religious periodicals that he was publishing in Poland and abroad at that time, he decided to start a radio station as a new medium. In 1930, he applied for a radio broadcasting license in Poland. However, only the Polish Radio Warsaw (1925) and a military radio station held exclusive radio licenses at that time. Radio receivers were allowed to be owned by permission early in 1924.
Maybe today is the day, in honor of St. Maximilian, to get that little Elecraft K3X and get to work with some QRP.
These tools and skills will be needed, if thing keep going the way the are going. Feel free, hams out there, to make a donation or two.
Long-time reader here, BB, reminded me…
Zednet still exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, which is cross-linked to Brandmeister (BM) DMR worldwide talkgroup 31429, which essentially gives world-wide multi-mode access to a common ham radio network.
Any fellow hams who have access locally to a Yaesu System Fusion repeater, a repeater on the BM network, or a multi-mode hotspot that’s registered with BM can get on and have a rag chew.
Maybe we need to actively churn the waters to have a real Net on a regular basis. This is ‘samidzat’ in the aether.
Thanks for remembering St.Kolbe. Important man for our sad times, especially as the normal modes of communication are being co-opted by the forces of evil.