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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Price of Betrayal: Ten Years after Terri Schiavo's Murder by Neglect We Remember....

....that her husband Michael Schiavo, like Judas, collected his thirty pieces of silver by murdering someone close to him. In this case his blood money was Terri's medical trust fund which was worth almost $800,000 when she died. The quicker he killed her after the settlement, the more he received for the betrayal. And he did immediately begin efforts to kill her as soon as the money was awarded. (Read the  history of the case here.)

Never forget Terri and the fight to protect the weak and vulnerable! Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Terri's death. Falling on Holy Thursday, the anniversary of Judas' betrayal the date is fitting. Pray for Michael who is spending the anniversary whining that Governor Jeb Bush, "Put Me Through Hell." The irony of the headline is that Jeb Bush can't send anyone to hell; But Michael's actions, for which he shows no regret or repentance at all, are, indeed, soul threatening. He would do well to reflect on hell and the mortally evil actions, like murder, that set one on the brink of the abyss! Those guilty of unrepented mortal sins will spend eternity in hell. Please pray for Michael Schiavo and all those complicit in Terri's murder that they will repent. And ask Terri and her deceased dad, Robert Schindler, to intercede for him as well. God does not desire the spiritual death of any of His children. Let us pray for all those who murder the innocent that they will repent and return to the Lord. Their number these days seems to be legion.

The Execution of Terri Schiavo

Bobby Schindler Remembers the Look of Horror on Terri's Face

Visit the Terri Schiavo Foundation at http://www.terrisfight.org/

Monday, March 30, 2015

Reflecting on Patti Jannuzzi's Bishop Who Plays a Little Loose with the Truth

By now you've probably heard about the Catholic high school religion teacher, Patti Jannuzzi, who was fired from her job for daring to post a politically incorrect (although theologically correct) Facebook post about homosexuality. She was suspended and put on paid leave, more accurately...terminal administrative leave. Her contract, the family reported, will not be renewed.

Her bishop, Paul Bootkoski, had the temerity to claim that those blogging about her being fired are misrepresenting the situation.

Congratulations to Indiana and Other Good News

Two thumbs up to Indiana Governor Mike Pence who signed into law on March 26th a bill protecting religious freedom. (Thanks for the great birthday present!) Homosexual activists are going ballistic because it reduces their ability to persecute businesses that refuse to advance their agenda. They are foaming at the mouth like rabid dogs attacking the bill and claiming it will result in all kinds of atrocities against LGBTQXYZ folks. Of course that's nonsense as pointed out by Kellie Fiedorek of Alliance Defending Freedom:
“The evidence of the past 20 years provides the strongest truth that what they’re saying is fundamentally false. Until yesterday, 19 states and the federal government have these exact same laws on the books, and none of these terrible things that are being said might happen have happened,” Fiedorek told CNA March 27. (More here....)
Pray for Indiana. They will be the target of all kinds of lying attacks. Send a message of thanks to Governor Mike Pence at  http://www.mikepence.com/contact/

More good news:

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Pregnant Women in Workplace

Third German Bishop Stands Up for Truth about Marriage

What's your favorite good news headline this Monday morning?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Meditation for Sunday: Pontius Pilate, Patron of Political Correctness and Human Respect

In the Passion today, the Narrator reads, "So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified."

Isn't pleasing the crowd the epitome of political correctness?

Pilate knew the truth, despite his cynical question, "What is truth?" He told the crowd Jesus was innocent when he said, "I find no guilt in him." He further illustrated it when he asked, after releasing Barabbas, what they wanted him to do with Jesus. At their insistant cry, "Crucify him!" he again reflected his awareness that Jesus was innocent. "Why? What evil has he done?" Even the Gospel writer, Mark, witnesses to Pilate's awareness of the truth writing, "For he knew that it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed him over." But still, he had an innocent man scourged nearly to death, perhaps in the vain hope that the mob would have pity on him.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Have Courage and Be Kind."

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”   Albert Einstein



There is a wonderful review of Cinderella at The Catholic Thing. I'm eager to see it and take along several grandchildren as well. In a collapsing world, it is lovely to think of a film that, according to critic Daniel McInerny, defends what is good and beautiful and looks to be fun as well:

Friday, March 27, 2015

If You're Happy and You Know it, Clap Your Hands!

At their 14 week ultrasound, these parents saw their baby clapping in utero, so they began to sing an appropriate song. Think of this video the next time someone says the unborn baby is just a handful of cells or a blob of protoplasm. Fourteen weeks is only 3 1/2 months into the pregnancy. Many women won't even show at that point. But that little one is already fully formed with fingerprints, a strong heartbeat, and brainwaves measurable on an electroencephalograph. Babies learn in the womb. Read more here about this amazing moment. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Do You Worship the God of Truth or the God of Nice?

Is being "nice" an idol in your life? Do you go along with lies because you are afraid of offending somebody? Do you smother the truth to avoid criticism?

We are called to respect the dignity of every human person, but sometimes that requires us to state a truth in charity that will certainly offend somebody. To say, "What you are doing is wrong," may offend the person who wants to be affirmed in sin, but it is certainly the charitable way when someone is teetering on the brink of hell.

Be kind to everybody -- but love people enough to speak the truth in charity even when a person will accuse you of not being "nice," in fact, of being "mean." It is anything but mean to save somebody from careening over the abyss into the everlasting fires of hell.

Pray and sacrifice for sinners. As little Jacinta said after the Fatima apparition of hell, "We must pray for poor sinners" who, as the Blessed Mother told the children, are falling into hell like snowflakes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"And the Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us."

The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci
I love this feast of Our Lady, the Annunciation, for a very personal reason. My birthday is tomorrow and my mom and dad named me after the Blessed Mother. How privileged I am to have as my special patron this most wonderful of all the saints. And I have to agree with Fr. Mark Pilon that it is the greatest of all the feast days. Perhaps one day it will be recognized as a hold day of obligation. How appropriate that would be when the great day comes when Mary is named Co-redemptrix!

The Latest Gay Propaganda Film



This film is an excellent propaganda piece.