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Friday, November 30, 2012

Imagine if the Truth was Obvious...

...and everybody could see it on your t-shirt.



This picture is obviously photo-shopped, but it tells a profound truth about those who proclaim themselves "pro-choice without apology." They hide their murderous agenda behind semantic manipulation, but the reality is what you see in the photo above.

Now let's sing it in John Lennon style.

IMAGINE

Imagine no abortion
It's easy if you try,
No killing centers
Where the babies die.
Imagine all God's people
Saying,  "Not today!"

Imagine there's no countries
that don't protect all life,
No doctors killing babies
With curette and knife.
Imagine all the mothers
Choosing babies' lives.

You...you may say I'm a dreamer,
But I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us.
And the world will love God's Son.

Imagine no possessions
You love so much you'd kill.
Choosing selfish lifestyles
Above our Father's will.
Imagine all the people
Welcoming new life.

You...you may say I'm a dreamer
but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will love God's Son





Rush Has a Point -- LOL!

And Snerdley makes a great point too. As for Sandra Fluke -- every time I hear her name I have to put my barf bag within reach.

Bill Bolling: the Whining Crybaby

Reagan had a rule about Republicans not speaking ill of one another. Well, I never subscribed to that view since so many Republicans are either Democrat Lite or RINOs. I would actively work against Republicans like Arlen Specter who was a Democrat long before he switched parties. But Bill Bolling deserves a special category to himself as a whining crybaby! Give him some cheese with his whine.

On Wednesday, the Richmond Times Dispatch ran an interview with the Lieutenant Governor that was nothing but a Bolling rant-attack against Ken Cuccinelli. No surprise really. Ken threw a monkey wrench into the nice little backroom deal between Bob McDonnell and Bill Bolling. Bolling would pull out of the race for governor clearing the way for McDonnell. He would run for lieutenant governor and be the NEXT governor with McDonnell's support. When Ken decided to run,

Wisdom from Fr. Rutler


Fr. George Rutler writes a weekly column for his parish website. The one below sends a trumpet blast warning that the faithful Catholic Church will became a remnant. Let us make sure we are in that little band of brothers and sisters. Take a virtual trip to the Church of Our Savior in Manhattan at the end. It is worth a field trip to Manhattan to see its beauty up close and personal!



FROM THE PASTOR
November 18, 2012
by Fr. George W. Rutler

In the wake of the recent hurricane, a sibilant television commentator said, “I’m so glad we had that storm.” Apologies aside, his words betrayed a view: people are expendable for the sake of promoting a political program. In this instance the program was a form of socialism that has brought so much sorrow to other nations.

When free people vote against their own freedoms, they knock down the columns of a free society on themselves, the way Samson brought down the temple on his own head. The first column to collapse will be the First Amendment right to freedom of religion. Naïfs who thought this could not happen will be startled when the Church has to close charities, hospitals and schools, and even parish churches if they are subject to tax intimidation. This will be far more disastrous to our civilization than the looming fiscal chaos and international instability. Although certain areas on November 6 reported massive voter fraud, the election results cannot be blamed just on corruption. Voters deliberately rejected warnings clearly made by moral and political leaders.

At least we have a beacon of honesty shining on the Catholic Church in the United States. The 70 million or so Catholics were a Potemkin village, and the numbers of faithfully practicing Catholics are a small portion of that. Long before he became pope, Benedict was a prophet who said, “The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.” As the state’s lions begin to roar, the nominal Catholics will skip out of the arena.

For a long while Roman Catholicism became for many a nervously self-conscious kind of Cute Catholicism, with leprechauns, mariachi bands and Santa Claus instead of confession, prayer and fidelity to doctrine. But behind each leprechaun St. Patrick stares, and behind every mariachi band Our Lady of Guadalupe weeps, and behind every Santa Claus, Christ Himself judges.

Catholics could have saved the best in America, and they can only blame themselves for what has fallen down: marriage breakdown, contempt for chastity, a record low birth rate, and destruction of infants. Looking at his own decadent empire, Cicero wrote:

“Do not blame Caesar; blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful, good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”

We can feast with Caesar, but he will soon feast on us, and we can laugh with him, but he will soon laugh at us. “Risus abundat in ore stultorum.” There is much laughter in the mouth of the foolish.


Hitler's Paper: The New York Times

We've all heard the lie repeated over and over that Pope Pius XII did nothing during World War II to save the Jews, that his silence helped send million of Jews to death in the camps. The slander went viral with Rolf Hochhuth's play, The Deputy, in 1963. With the complicity of a mainstream media that hates the Church, the lie has been repeated over and over in books and articles that get wide press. The real story of the pope's heroism has been ignored and buried including the fact that the chief rabbi of Rome during the war years, Israel Zolli, converted to Catholicism because of the pope's efforts to save his people. Who knows about that except serious students seeking the truth?

But now it's becoming clearer who really helped enable the Nazis by their silence, Hitler's paper, the New York Times that covered up its own silence by embracing KGB propaganda. Fr. Gordon MacRae   has an extensive article at These Stone Walls. He writes:

It is no longer a mystery to me why The New York Times and other news media spread far and wide the myth of “Hitler’s Pope.” They eagerly embraced without question a Kremlin propaganda campaign to frame Pius XII as a scapegoat for silence in the face of the Holocaust. The Times had an opportunity during Hitler’s reign that the Pope never had – an opportunity to expose a horrible truth to the world. According to Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones, other agendas – self-serving political agendas – controlled the news and buried that truth. If the Kremlin had its “Operation Seat 12″ to defame the Pope, “Operation Page 12″ seemed to be a parallel plan at The New York Times. It’s a moral legacy that cannot ever be erased as long as the Times and other news media scapegoat someone else for that silence.
If any pope deserves to be up for canonization it is Pope Pius XII. Let us pray that more and more Catholics and people of good will learn the story of this courageous man. You see a little of his heroism in the film The Scarlet and the Black about Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty's role in running an underground program in Rome with the support of the pope. Great movie! It would make a good Christmas present for teenagers who need real heroes in their lives.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Can a Man Die Twice? Brain Death is a Sham!

Good question. And the answer for the brain death crowd is yes. In this story, Hector Comacho was declared brain dead, then, before his family decided to take him off the respirator, his condition "deteriorated" and he died of a heart attack. So was the man "dead" when he was brain dead? And if he WAS dead, how could his condition "deteriorate?" Think about it. If there was an organ donor team on standby would they have been taking the heart of a dead man when they talk his heart? But if he was already dead, how could he die of a heart attack?

MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT BRAIN DEATH, EH?

But it's extremely convenient for the organ harvesting business. Declare the living death and take their vital organs. Their condition will certainly "deteriorate" after that happens.

See more here.

Fr. Jeffrey Montz: A New Breed of Truth Teller!

There is great hope for the future with a new breed of young priests like Fr. Montz who are not afraid to confront evil with boldness and charity. It is, in fact, an act of charity to stick out your foot and trip someone racing heedlessly toward a cliff. If you bruise their tender feelings in the process, so be it. I've included a few of my own comments in red.

Post election homily by Father Jeffrey Montz, St Elizabeth Ann Seton, Kenner, LA 

I want to begin today by thanking those of you who went out on Tuesday and voted for the sacredness of human life. Just as the widow’s deed in our 1st reading will never be forgotten as long as the Scriptures are read, be assured that no righteous deed that we ever undertake will be forgotten by Almighty God.

This past Wednesday, the day after the election, I received a message on my phone at the parish office, from a gentleman who didn’t identify himself by name [anonymous rants are typical for liberals] but who said he was a parishioner. And in this message, this gentleman ranted for several minutes about Tuesday’s election results. And here were the first words out of his mouth, “You lost Father; you lost!” Well, the first thing I want to say about Tuesday night’s election results is that I didn’t lose. On Tuesday night our entire country lost! [Even liberals lost. Who wants to live in the kind of country we are becoming where people are routinely murdered because they are "unwanted" or the butt of the "knockout game" or for their i-phones and leather jackets?]

Now, having said that,

An Interesting Fact of Fertility and Politics

Conservatives are often painted as doddering, old codgers, but data from the last election (See below) paints a much different picture. Take a peak and take heart if you're a conservative. Promiscuous young sluts (It's Planned Parenthood's term not mine) like Sandra Fluke may make Time's person of the year list, but the hand that rocks the cradle holds the future. My husband and I raised five conservative kids who married five conservative spouses and we have 21 grandkids who will be nurtured on faith, truth, and common sense. I read the Facebook pages of my pro-life friends' children who are also conservative to the core. They are busy having babies and staying home to raise them. How many kids do you think Sandra Fluke will create in her liberal image? The future is ours unless, of course, they kill us off which is certainly a possibility given the history of tyrants. But even that is a lose-lose situation. The blood of martyrs is the seedbed of faith.

Fertility Rates are a Good Indicator of Political Leanings

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Something for your prayer and fasting list

Planned Parenthood threatens to close Lubbock abortion facility

Texas is saying it will cut off Planned Parenthood funding as of December 31st. The feds say if they do the state will lose $36 million in Medicare and Medicaid money from the federal government. Let's start praying and fasting that Texas won't be blackmailed. Once states start standing up to the feds and refusing their blood money, we will start to see real change. Pray for the people of Texas to demand the state fulfill its pledge to cut off the butchers. Stand up to the feds!

Will Congress Vote to Read Your E-Mails without a Warrant?

Probably.

Now what would you say if the FBI came to your door and demanded all your correspondence? Wouldn't you ask for a search warrant? Well, in the computer age much of our correspondence is by e-mail. Should police now be allowed to just spy on people violating their rights under the constitution against unreasonable search and seizure? Oh, I know, they always frame it as a security issue, but it that's the case, they could get a warrant without much trouble.

This is why the dumbing down of the populace is so important to tyrants. Many people will say, "I have nothing to hide" and roll over. I have nothing to hide either -- yet. But there may come a day when I do. In Nazi Germany they confiscated radios. Only people who hid them had access to news other than Nazi propaganda. Tyrannies always take guns. An armed people are a threat to their power. Are people so convinced that the Nanny State loves them like Mama that they will turn over all their rights with their left hands while they take all the goodies with the right?

 The Senate bill started out to protect private e-mails and other internet documents, but is quickly morphing into a bill that allows 22 (yes, you read that right) federal agencies to look at your e-mails, Facebook account, and other digital materials. Read more here and start paying attention to your rights. We've lost too many already!

News Flash: Bill Bolling Drops out of Race for Virginia Governor

Bill Bolling pulled out of Virginia's GOP race for governor today leaving Ken Cuccinelli as Virginia's favorite son and likely nominee. The party will choose its candidate at a convention next May 18th to be held in Richmond, VA. Now is the time for all freedom loving, small government conservatives to get behind Ken and give him a boost as he heads against like Democrat opponent Terry McAuliffe. The contrast between these too couldn't be greater. Please sign up to be a delegate and while you're at it how about making a donation to Ken's campaign chest. Read more at Richard Viguerie's website

Let us commit to turning Virginia back into a red state where voters resemble Virginia's founders like Patrick Henry and George Mason. Both Patrick Henry and George Mason opposed the Constitution because they believed it gave too much power to the federal government. They led the fight against the federalists and were primary authors of the anti-federalist papers. (Did you ever hear of those? If not, that just illustrates once more that history is written by the winners.) In retrospect, they were prophets. It was these two statesmen who demanded that the federalists include a Bill of Rights in the Constitution. They had no illusions about the nature of man and they firmly believed in the natural rights of the individual against the state. Read more about these two great men here. And if you're a Virginian, join me and many others in Richmond on may 18th. Remember Patrick Henry's address to the Virginia Convention which caused his fellow delegates to cry, "To arms! To arms!":
The battle, sir [Convention President Peyton Randolph], is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.

Fraud Deniers -- Or How to Steal Elections...

...while accusing your opponents of racism.

The left are experts on fraud. They have institutionalized it. 

In an article at American Thinker, Matthew Vadum describes the claim that there is no fraud a modern "myth":
Left-wing activists and think-tanks constantly churn out studies and reports financed by George Soros, purporting to prove that voter fraud is as unreal as Cookie Monster. They claim that those on the right want to crack down on voter fraud solely as a means of preventing the poor and minorities from voting. 
"Nobody claimed that voter fraud was a myth until the last couple of years," my work colleague at Capital Research Center, Dr. Steven J. Allen, J.D., Ph.D., told me.
As Allen, who grew up amidst Alabama's dubious politics many decades ago, observes:
Everyone in politics openly discussed voter fraud for hundreds of years of American history. Politicians, political reporters, and everyone involved in politics openly discussed how widespread voter fraud was. Only when Republicans took over legislatures in states that had long been ruled by Democrats and where fraud was prevalent and began to do something about this problem did this myth emerge that voter fraud was nonexistent. Remember that the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Please Make Acts of Reparation for this Blasphemy

What you will see in the video is a sin against the First Commandment and I believe this kind of blasphemy, more than anything else, will bring God's punishment on our country. The ten commandments are in order of their importance. The first three relate to our obligations to God and the first is not to put anyone or anything before God. Blasphemy is a serious sin. Pray for all those committing this outrage against our true Messiah, Jesus Christ.

There are Saints among Us - Maria Santos Gorrostieta

Mexican mother murdered by drug gangs after pleading for her daughter's life

The story of Maria Santos Gorrostieta is harrowing and it shows a woman, like her Cristeros countrymen, willing to die fighting evil.

Here's just a little about this amazing woman:
In a statement to the public...the devout Catholic said: 'At another stage in my life, perhaps I would have resigned from what I have, my position, my responsibilities as the leader of my Tiquicheo. 'But today, no. It is not possible for me to surrender when I have three children, whom I have to educate by setting an example, and also because of the memory of the man of my life, the father of my three little ones, the one who was able to teach me the value of things and to fight for them.

'Although he is no longer with us, he continues to be the light that guides my decisions.'

She added: 'I struggle day to day to erase from my mind the images of the horror I lived, and that others who did not deserve or expect it also suffered.

'I wanted to show them my wounded, mutilated, humiliated body, because I’m not ashamed of it, because it is the product of the great misfortunes that have scarred my life, that of my children and my family.' 
'Despite my own safety and that of my family,

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Hobby Lobby Sues the Feds

Liberals' Rag Publishes Hit Piece on Cardinal Newman Society

Is anybody surprised that the National Catholic Reporter (aka "the fishwrap") would go after an orthodox group that urges Catholic colleges to return to their roots? A newspaper that features columns by dissenters like Sr. Joan Chittister and frequent articles by radical feminist Rosemary Ruether is an unlikely source for an unbiased article on any orthodox group. And there are no real surprises in NCR's hit piece. The article attacking the Cardinal Newman Society starts out pretending to be somewhat balanced before moving into serious attack. By the time one nears the end it is "Sic 'em, boys!":
A statement by the president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities pulled no punches. Jesuit Father Gregory F. Lucey quoted Ex Corde Ecclesiae's call "to explore courageously the riches of Revelation and of nature so that the united endeavor of intelligence and faith will enable people to come to the full measure of their humanity." 
He then added, "This exploration is not without tensions, but Jesuit institutions continuously engage in rich dialogue to further understanding and to ensure that many voices are heard.

The Cardinal Newman Society chooses not to engage in such dialogue, but instead chooses to criticize and make distorted claims against Catholic colleges, oftentimes maligning them in the process. This hardly fulfills the mission of the Cardinal Newman Society, which is to 'renew and strengthen Catholic identity.' Neither the university nor the Church is well served by such irresponsible actions."
Ah...reason itself, eh? When one considers the state of Jesuit education today

Monday, November 26, 2012

Treaty May Require Abortion

Pro-abortion advocates work to insert abortion language into every law and treaty they can. My understanding is that ratified treaties trump our national laws. So this treaty up for a vote is no joke. Call your Senators and ask them to vote no.

Vote Wednesday on Treaty that Promotes Abortion

Sounds Like One of the Biblical Plagues to Me...

....Hillary Clinton and entourage attacked by swarm of bees in Malawi.

The American Holocaust...

...an ugly part of our past, a continuous scourge on our present. 

When will it end? When will we stop killing babies? The story below began in 1982, but it continues today. The bodies clog our sewers and for many their cemetery is the landfill. And just like the German people turned away from acknowledging the murder of their neighbors, Americans continue the tradition of silence and indifference. It is our shame and history will look back and ask how we could sacrifice our young on the altar of convenience and materialism. Please share this story because it's your story and my story. It's the story of pagan Rome exposing their children on the hillside. It's the story of the Aztecs sacrificing slaves and captives by ripping out their hearts and flinging the bodies down the sides of the pyramids. It's the story of the Armenian genocide when the Turks gathered up the Christians into forced marches and mowed them down along the journey. It's the story of Elizabeth's England, Danton's France, Lenin's Russia, and Calles' Mexico when the faith was outlawed and clergy were murdered for saying the Mass. 

The butchers live on, but their evil can only succeed because of the silence of "good" men and women. Are we really so comfortable and conscienceless that we will do nothing for the least ones among us? 

Please...at least share this with others. Don't be part of the conspiracy of silence that allows the barbarism to continue.   The American Holocaust

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Putting a Human Face on Abortion: A Defense of Graphic Pictures

I've been working in the pro-life movement since 1972 and I can't count the number of times people have objected to those "disgusting" pictures. (I agree, they ARE disgusting.) What I find interesting is that many of those same people would have no trouble with the graphic pictures at the Holocaust Museum. "We must never forget!" they'd say. And I couldn't agree more. Social movements generally go nowhere until they put a human face on the victims of atrocities. Think of the powerful impact of photos showing dogs and fire hoses being used against peaceful civil rights marchers in Birmingham and Selma. It outraged the nation! Remember the photo of  the villagers in the ditch who were massacred at My Lai during the Vietnam war. That picture became a rally point for the peace movement. Photos of the execution of Blessed Miguel Pro by the Mexican tyrant Plutarco Calles, publicized to discourage the rebels, actually inspired the Cristeros in Mexico to redouble their efforts.

Graphic pictures show the reality of evil in a way that nicey-nice pictures never do. Beautiful pictures of developing babies inspire the heart to love and tenderness. Unfortunately, those who ooh and ahh over them often turn around and justify a woman's "right to choose." The little ones in life are lovely, but their murder is an abstraction. And so the victims must be moved from the theoretical and the abstract into the reality, the brutal reality, of their cold-blooded murder.

The ones who make the loudest noise against the "fanatics" who show the pictures are the people committing the atrocities. Planned Parenthood has spent millions in PR campaigns to hide the reality of abortion. Even the word has morphed into "choice." Everybody knows that "choice" means abortion. PP isn't, after all, promoting adoption. And yet by never saying what the choice is -- to kill a baby in the womb -- they pretend it's something septic and actually healthy. As if a "surgical procedure" done for social reasons can ever be about health. PP wants to keep women barefoot, ignorant, and non-pregnant. They fight every woman's right to know law to make sure mothers never see their babies on the ultrasound. Too many change their minds and make the wrong "choice."

So all you pro-lifers out there, SHOW THE GRAPHIC PICTURES WITHOUT APOLOGY! The murdered babies reflect the image of Christ in His suffering. And the next time you are in a Catholic church, meditate on that graphic image hanging over the tabernacle, the bloody body of our crucified Lord. The killers missed him in His infancy, killing the Holy Innocents instead. But we see exactly what  price He paid for our salvation when we see him  suffering the Roman method for aborting troublesome adults.

Feast of Christ the King: the Alpha and the Omega

How wise Holy Mother Church is. On the last Sunday of the liturgical year she holds up before us the culmination of our year of worship, Christ the King. In Him we live, and move, and have our being.

Think of the pomp and circumstance of royal coronations and other celebrations. Remember the royal weddings? Prince Charles and Princess Diana: seven hundred fifty million viewers, a paltry showing compared to William and Kate's estimated three billion (give or take 500 mil.)! How many would watch if Jesus were being crowned on international TV today? Would he garner all those worshiping watchers? Or would picketers march outside with blasphemous signs, a mob screaming, "Bring in the lions!" When He comes will He find any faith on the earth?

"Who do people say that I Am," Jesus asked his apostles, and through them, men and women of all ages. Today, the Church answers. He is Christ the King, the alpha, the omega, the beginning and the end. Today shows us the glorious end of the story, the triumph of Christ the King coming on a cloud of heaven.

Next Sunday we begin the cycle again remembering the long centuries of waiting in anticipation for our Savior promised to Adam and Eve before they were driven from paradise. We will hear again the promise of a Messiah, the prediction of His birth in Bethlehem, His glorious names -  wonderful, counselor, everlasting Father, Prince of peace. We will watch and wait and see the star rising in the east to lead us to the crib -- not in a glorious palace -- but in a manger, a food trough, a graphic image to remind us that He will, indeed, feed us. All the words tell us so: manger - to eat in French, an animal's feed box in English; Bethlehem - house of bread; lamb of God - sacrificed and eaten at the Passover Feast; and, finally, the promise of the gospel, "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you." Do we take Him seriously? We had better!

What a journey we begin next Sunday, the first week of Advent. We look back remembering His birth 2000 years ago, we look forward to His future coming on the day of  Judgment, and we live today with Him dwelling among us in His Eucharistic presence in the tabernacle and in the tabernacle of our bodies when we receive Him in Holy Communion.

Let use these coming weeks of Advent to grow in faith, hope, and love.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

One Good Result on Election Day - Judge Roy Moore

Remember Judge Roy Moore and the fight in Alabama over recognizing God? He was pitched out after defying a federal order to remove the ten commandments from his courtroom, a clearly unconstitutional order.

That was ten years ago, but sometimes the good guys make a comeback. On election day, Judge Roy Moore was elected as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. (Hoo-rah! as the Marines say!) During the campaign Judge Moore promised “I will … lead the judicial system of Alabama to uphold constitutional principles and moral values contained in our law and will resist all efforts to disparage or destroy our beloved constitution."

Wow! What a radical thought...upholding the Constitution. Please pray for Judge Moore. You can read more here and if you are interested in his book, So Help Me God: the Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom, which is heavily discounted go here. What a great Christmas present for freedom loving Americans!

Friday, November 23, 2012

On Black Friday...

...the best thing to do is stay home and take a walk. Just think of all the rude and unruly crowds you're missing. I wish we had crowds like that at morning Mass. (Sigh...)


More on Planned Parenthood and their Ideological Twins

The folks at Planned Parenthood are no dumbbells. That's why you rarely see or hear them talking about abortion. You would think the biggest abortionist in the world was hardly involved in abortion all. Despite the fact that most of their income comes from killing babies, they count every phone call, office contact, etc. as a "service" so they can claim abortion is only a small portion (3%) of their business. But the reality is that 51% of their self provided income comes from abortion.  (More stats here.) Most of the rest comes from the American taxpayer. So while they never used the word "abortion" in their "what we're thankful for" blog post. it is contained in everything for which they give thanks. Obamacare is full of it. The president is a champion of it. Taxpayers are required to pay for it.

But the fact of the matter is that Planned Parenthood is pro-abortion without apology. So when they give thanks they fit right in with these others:

What Hitler and the Nazis were thankful for - eliminating "unwanted" non-Aryans:


What Stalin was thankful for -- starving  'unwanted" Ukrainians to death by deliberate famine:


What the KKK were thankful for - lynchin "unwanted" blacks:


What Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge were thankful for killing off "unwanted" millions of Cambodians:



What China is thankful for - forced abortion, especially of "unwanted" little girls:



What Planned Parenthood is thankful for - killing millions of "unwanted" babies in the womb:


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Diabolical Planned Parenthood Celebrates Thanksgiving by being Thankful for...

...CHILD MURDER!



"Planned Parenthood today released a blog post and the nation’s largest abortion company says it is most thankful for abortion, pro-abortion President Barack Obama, and his Obamacare law and HHS mandate that fund abortions and force religious groups that pay for drugs that may cause abortions." 

Yes, Planned Parenthood is thankful for the dead babies murdered in their killing centers, babies like little Malachi. You can read his story here

And now let's reflect for a minute on the Bible story of Solomon and the two mothers. Two women came before the king both claiming to be the mother of a little boy like Malachi. One mother's baby had died in the night and both women claimed the living child. How did Solomon solve the problem? How did he decide which woman was the true mother? He ordered the baby divided in two with each woman to be given a piece of the slaughtered baby. One mother immediately responded by begging the king to give the child to the other woman. The other wanted the baby divided. Solomon knew immediately who the true mother was, the one who loved her child so much she would rather give him up than see him killed. 

Think of a multi-billion international organization whose business is convincing women to slaughter their babies. Women aren't given a "choice" at Planned Parenthood. Their "counselors" magnify the women's fears to make child killing seem like the only way out of difficult circumstances. Unlike Mary who said, "My soul magnifies the Lord," Planned Parenthood magnifies the devil, a liar and murderer from the beginning. And those who listen to this evil organization jeopardize their souls. 

If you are frightened and considering an abortion, don't do it! There are many help centers eager to reach out to you. Here is a list of national organizations and hotlines. They are waiting for your call. Even if you think you want an abortion, you have nothing to lose by going to them first. They can arrange for a free ultrasound, non-judgmental counseling, practical assistance, and information about abortion methods and their dangers Did you know woman are dying and becoming permanently sterile and worse from their "safe" abortions?  And if you've already had an abortion and are suffering from its effects, pregnancy centers also do post abortion counseling. Forgiveness and healing is available. You don't need to live with guilt, depression, suicidal thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Contact Rachel's Vineyard and begin the process of healing. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is everlasting." 
Remember the giver all good things and say, "Thank You!"


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Teaching Kids to Screw Around and Keep it Secret

Public schools safer than Catholic ones

Have you ever heard of the Kaiser Educational Theater play, Secrets? I've seen it.and even have a video of it. The play's a doozy! "We all have secrets, everybody has secrets." From that opening it goes on to encourage promiscuous sex ("protected" by condoms). A girl has one in her purse. A boy whose dad hands him one he quips, "Hey,it's the same kind I use." From start to finish the message is, "Teens, go ahead and have sex anytime, anywhere just be sure you get your birth control. And this is what California Catholic high schools use to...what...teach the Church's message of chastity and holiness?

Well, not too surprising. I first saw Secrets at a Catholic parish that had planned to show it to high school CCD kids until parents got wind of it. So they showed it to the parents and it got two thumbs down. It's passed off as a play to help prevent STDs and AIDS but I don't recall one mention about the STDs, like chlamydia that can be transmitted by skin contact. Condoms won't protect you from them. 

But regardless, what are these programs doing in Catholic schools? No wonder so many kids reject Church teachings. They're being trained to in the Catholic schools!


There are Liars....And Then There's Barack

You may not like Glenn Beck, but facts are facts. Does Barack ever say anything that isn't a lie?



(hat tip to Political Brambles)


One More Medical Emergency at Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Sends Patient to ER

Safe abortion? Tell that to the dead and injured women. And it sure isn't safe for the poor baby!



Why exactly are taxpayers picking up nearly 50% of Planned Parenthood's annual budget? No wonder PP president Cecile Richards took time off to work for Barack Obama. Her six-digit salary depended on it.

Check out STOPP's analysis of the most recent PP report for 2009-2010. See the original PP report here. 

Make a List and Check it Twice...

....and I'm not talking about Christmas.

What's on your "Thank You, Father" list this Thanksgiving?

For starters how about....
Thank You for sending Your Son to save us from our sins.
Thank You for our parents and the gift of life. May we use it to know You, love You, and serve You.
Thank You for the Church and our Holy Father so we aren't spiritual orphans in this wicked world.
Thank You for the Blessed Virgin Mary who intercedes for us in all our trials.
Thank You for our guardian angels and patron saints who serve as our trail guides on the journey through life.. 
Thank You for all Your gifts and please give us the desire to share them generously with others. Thank You for the roofs over our heads, the food in our pantries, and the clothes we wear. Help us never to focus on those gifts more than on the giver.
Thank You for the gifts money can't buy: sunshine, rain, the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, for butterflies and pets, for children's laughter and babies' smiles.
Thank You for the gift of health to walk, run, and play and the gift of illness and physical challenges to teach us humility and how to suffer for the good of ourselves and others. 
Thank You for the company of family and friends, for conversations and the silence of just being together. Thank You for grandchildren.
And thank You for this day with all its untried possibilities. 
Well, that's my starter list. What a different world we might live in if everybody started their days with a "thank you list." What's on yours?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Coincidence or God Incidence Puts Serial Rapist Behind Bars

You decide. Did this courageous volunteer collecting signatures for the Personhood Amendment become God's instrument for getting a serial rapist and child abuser off the streets? St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle....

Personhood USA Puts Serial Rapist Behind Bars

Fiscal Cliff? What fiscal cliff? Where is the fiscal cliff?

God help us! They'll find out when we're over the edge and on the way down, doown, dooown, doooown......

Anybody Wonder Why the Country is in Free Fall?

Every voter who cast a ballot for this man is a big part of our moral problem! How many of his "kittens" end up in the local abortion mills every year? But, hey, he's helping the economy by hiring 80 hookers! Hmmm....do they add in a 15% gratuity?

Brothel owner wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican

Al Qaeda Uses "Fire Wars" in U.S. as Terrorism Tool

Just because they aren't blowing themselves up in shopping malls and airports or running planes into buildings doesn't mean terrorists aren't out there among us doing their darned-est to bring down the U.S. Here's an ABC report. According to William Scott, a former official with the National Security Agency, terrorists are in a "fire war" against us and we are not addressing the threat wisely:
"We still treat fire as a land management issue and we should be treating it as a national security issue....We are engaged in a brutal economic war by fire.....[We need] fire combat air patrols flying 24/7...[to] spot new fire starts."
We are under regular attack by terrorists? The "fire war" carries low risk of capture and is one more reason to secure our southern borders. There is no doubt terrorists are entering the country through Mexico. We are on the edge of the economic cliff and mega fires in the west are one more threat in the terrorist arsenal to destroy us. It's time to fight back and fight smart.

Monday, November 19, 2012

With Little Children Like These as God's Little Drummers....

...there is nothing to fear. Remember the song from the 1950 Eucharistic Congress  - "An army of youth flying the standard of truth, we are fighting for Christ the Lord. Heads lifted high, Catholic action our cry and the the cross our only sword....."  (I can sing this, but I'd sure like to find it being sung on the internet. If you find a link please post it in the comments. What a great battle song!)

Do You Fear for Fr. Z's Soul?

I recently criticized the Nuns on the Bus in a post and included a warning that maybe...just maybe their souls were in danger. Somebody commented on how she feared for my soul for daring to say such a thing. Apparently no one can ever carry out the spiritual work of mercy, to admonish the sinner, without jeopardizing his own soul. (I think the only mortal sin some people believe in is "being judgmental." Forget it that our intelligence is called the "seat of judgment." The only judgments we may make in their minds is what to have for dinner...as long as it's low fat, low sodium, and meets the USDA health guidelines.) Well, I wonder if my commentator has seen one of Fr. Z's latest posts.

Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there:
If you don’t believe in Hell, you will probably wind up there. And if you chose that fate, it would be better for you had you never been born (cf Matthew 26:24). 
STOP. Spend a moment to examine your conscience. 
NOW. Try to imagine what goes through the mind of the damned soul

Ken Cuccinelli for Governor of Virginia

Okay all you Virginians out there. We have the opportunity to elect a man who truly will stand for family values, states rights, constitutional principles, and fiscal responsibility.

But the election starts long before you enter the voting booth. Virginia Republicans will select our candidate at a state convention next May. Sign up now to be a delegate for Ken. He's the one who worked to protect Virginia landowners from eminent domain laws that would let government bullies take property to build shopping malls or a hotels. He's unapologetically pro-life, he supports constitutional rights including the second amendment.

Ken is the right man for Governor of Virginia. Sign up today to be a convention delegate.  Think of the fun a bunch of pro-life constitutionalists can have in Richmond. We'll meet you at the Melting Pot after we get Ken on the ballot! Bring your coupon.

Who Changed the Talking Points on Benghazi?....

....Administration appointees. They also removed references to al Qaida. Hey, Obama killed Osama and al Quaida was on the run... couldn't mess with that fairy tale. But, horrors, those evil Republicans are playing politics and demanding answers. Don't they know how much liberals love the military? Just ask Bill Clinton. They would never put any of our soldiers in jeopardy without watching their backs. Oh...that's right they did watch their backs... and refused to send any help to back them up. But it sure was exciting to watch them in real time...just like an adventure movie. The deaths of our people? Just a bump in the road on the way to the end of terrorism. Remember...Obama killed Osama...and all that propaganda.

House Intel Chair: 'Appointees from Administration' Changed Rice's Talking Points

Who Fed Susan the Benghazi Bullhockey?


Catholics be Catholics: Save the World!

It all begins with each of us loving God with his whole mind, heart, soul, and strength. When that happens we'll be like St. Joan of Arc listening to the voice of God, holding our ground against the advances of the enemy, and fighting for souls.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

FEMA Disaster Relief Described as "Like a Prison Camp"

Horrors of FEMA Disaster Relief:
“Sitting there last night you could see your breath,” displaced resident Brian Sotelo told the Asbury Park Press. “At (Pine Belt) the Red Cross made an announcement that they were sending us to permanent structures up here that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent us to tent city. We got (expletived).” 
Sotelo said Blackhawk helicopters patrol the skies “all day and night” and a black car with tinted windows surveys the camp while the government moves heavy equipment past the tents at night. According to the story, reporters aren’t even allowed in the fenced complex, where lines of displaced residents form outside portable toilets. Security guards are posted at every door, and residents can’t even use the toilet or shower without first presenting I.D. 
“They treat us like we’re prisoners,” Ashley Sabol told Reuters. “It’s bad to say, but we honestly feel like we’re in a concentration camp.”
I never expect to depend on the Feds

Be a Saint...or Lose your Faith!

Fr. John Hardon, S.J. who died in 2000 warned for years that only heroic Catholics would survive the collapse of the culture. Mike Voris is echoing that warning in this episode of The Vortix.

LISTEN, CATHOLICS! Study your faith! Use the sacraments! Repent of your dissent! Pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy! Refuse to be misled by modernist clergy! Follow Holy Mother Church in her authentic teaching! Expose the heretics!

LISTEN, PROTESTANTS! Come home! As St. John Bosco's dream shows it is the Church and the Blessed Mother who are the only true anchors in this evil world.

LISTEN, UNREPENTANT SINNERS! Hell is more horrible than you can imagine and it never ends. Is a little sinful pleasure here worth an eternity of hell fire?

God save us in the "dark days" ahead. Prepare daily to suffer. Pray, study, and work for the faith!

The Washington Times and Lindsey Graham on Benghazi

"Let the truth come out."

Obama has challenged Congress to go after him rather than Susan Rice and at least one politician seems to be listening. On Meet the Press this morning, Lindsey Graham called a spade a spade. The administration reported the Benghazi tragedy in a way to "make themselves look good." Amen! They withheld the truth because it contradicted their story that Obama's actions were reducing the threat of terrorism. In another case they compromised classified information about killing Osama to make the president look good endangering the lives of the SEALS involved. (Twenty members of SEAL team 6 later died when a helicopter they were riding on was targeted by terrorists.) Liberals are cluck-clucking about the call for investigating Benghazi is "political." And the liberal hoopla about Watergate wasn't? Of course not. They weren't out to GET RICHARD NIXON. They don't have any enemy lists. They never plot political revenge. They are white as the new-driven snow. (ATTN: No racism intended by using this popular metaphor.) It is conservatives whose hearts and motives are black as coal. (ATTN: no racism intended by using this popular metaphor.)

Anyway...two thumbs up to Lindsey Graham. Send him an email saying thanks and urge him to keep the pressure on. We need the truth about Benghazi. As I've said before, the Watergate scandal didn't kill anybody; the Benghazi scandal did. Think of how the liberals bulldogged Watergate and let the conservatives show the same zeal to get to the bottom of Benghazi. The American people have a right to know why our people were left without help for over eight hours which ultimately led to their murders. Hold the president accountable. Remember...he went to bed to get his beauty sleep for the Las Vegas fundraiser the next night while those courageous Navy SEALS fought to the death. The administration refused desperate requests for help THREE TIMES. They were betrayed.

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And more from the Sean Hannity Show. Hold the president accountable!



Sunday Meditation

"There is indeed a stubborn protest with all of us faced with the offensive truth that no crime, however despicable, is beyond the scope of our own wickedness. It is only the grace of God that saves us from ourselves and accomplishes the good we do."        
              Fr. J. Anthony Giambrone, O.P.

In view of that unhappy truth, let us be thankful, especially this week when we celebrate our Thanksgiving to God for his blessings, for the wonderful gift of Confession. What better way to say thanks than to receive the sacrament this week.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Who Changed the Talking Points on Benghazi?


The CIA made it clear in the original "talking points" that they were dealing with terrorists in Benghazi. Who changed the talking points? It's almost impossible to believe that the situation room at the White House didn't see the original report from the CIA. After all, what comes first, the situation report or the talking points on the situation report? Remember, it was nighttime in Benghazi, but it was before the end of the work day in Washington, D.C. So they had to know exactly what was happening and somebody refused help to our besieged men THREE TIMES.

 If the president didn't know what was going on because he was too busy with his campaign to attend the briefings,

Sr. Simone gets her earthly reward...

...an invite to the White House. Just think of the welcome she'll get at the White House gates when she arrives. Oh...come in, come in. Well done good and faithful servant. After all, she did her darnedest to neuter the Catholic vote and get the abortion extremist in chief re-elected.

Wonder what kind of welcome her performance will get her when she stands outside the pearly gates.

Nun On Bus Goes To White House

One thought...you know how Sr. Simone and the nuns on the bus are always talking about the poor. Do you think they care about the poor kids in the Middle East living with continuous bombs since election day? Is there a connection between the reelection of a man who runs guns to terrorists and bows to Muslim potentates and the escalating violence in the Middle East? Just askin'.

Distracting from Benghazi-gate: Poor Susan Rice....Wah-wah-wah!

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Accuses John McCain of 'Racism and Sexism'


Ah...the race card. Anyone who criticizes Susan Rice lying about Benghazi is a misogynist racist...oh heck why be so restrained. They are also rotten bullies and no doubt beat their wives and kick their dogs. Take that, John McCain!

Being a woman, I doubt the accusation of sexism can stick on me, but I've been called a racist more than once despite having welcomed black unwed moms and a black foster chld into our home. But at the risk of more liberal name-calling (It's what they do.) I say, tell the black caucus to take a hike! I'm sick of those whining women huffing and puffing to blow down the white male chauvinist pigs for asking tough questions. What ever happened to feminists who want to be equal to men and don't play the "poor me" card? The neo-feminists whine about the meanie men in Congress. Poor babies; wipe their boo-boos.

And, by the way, where is the "white caucus?" Who is color blind and who makes color the center of every discussion?

But it's not really about "racism" and "sexism" anyway.  It's all about distraction-ism. Nothing to see here, folks, except some racist white men picking on poor lil ole Susan Rice. Oh...the Benghazi coverup? No-no-no, we were protecting national security.

Uh...yeah...right. If you believe that....I'm offering a good deal on a covered bridge in Shenandoah County.

Taking a Walk on the Internet



I was doing some browsing this morning looking for beautiful artwork of Our Blessed Mother. There is nothing that soothes the soul like leafing through the family album. Along my internet walk I came across a lovely blog by "Lady Lydia" from Alaska. What a lovely time I spent reading some of her posts. She focuses on hearth and home, but had some sensible things to say prior to the election as well. I hope she posts another on the outcome. And the photos on her blog are lovely. The one I've posted here is by Hans Dahl, a Norwegian painter (1849-1937). It reminded me of Heidi.

But what I enjoyed most at Lady Lydia's was the sense of sitting down with a friend. So many people are isolated today in communities of lost souls. We need a way to connect with those who still know God is God and that life is more than the grim picture on the morning news. Lady Lydia's blog is simply delightful. So if you want a cup of tea with a lovely lady, brew and one and go visit.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Barack to the Rescue of Susan Rice...

Or -- How to distract the country from Benghazi and pretend you're a tough guy defending the girls.

And what do the feminists think of him riding up on his white charger? Let's face it, this is all just part of the smoke screen to keep the Benghazi scandal swept under the rug. Play the Knight in Armor when you're really the jellyfish in the tank.

Here's my slogan for the Obama Benghazi-gate: "They died, We lied." -- and now we cover up and play tough guy with plenty of help from our cronies in the mainstream media. After all, with the press, it's the Love Obama Story where you never have to say you're sorry.

And now for Wes Pruden't great article ---

The helpless little lady is back in town:

President Obama, who demonstrated in the election just past that he’s still the tall, dark and handsome prince of feminine fantasy, stepped up manfully to defend the honor of Susan E. Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations who eagerly joined the spinning of the enormous fib that the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was about a homemade video.
He didn’t say much about the specifics of the lie she told, but warned skeptics of the administration’s cockamamie excuse for the Libyan calamity to stay away from her. If certain U.S. senators want to go after somebody, he told a press conference (his first in eight months), “they should go after me,
Does this make you want to laugh or vomit? Mr. Metrosexual tough guy! What seems more natural to Obama -- dancing with Ellen DeGeneres or actually defending an innocent person threatened by a thug? Oh, I forgot, he is the thug who thinks stabbing a baby in the neck and sucking out his brains constitutes health for women.



I Can't Say it Loud Enough....

BOYCOTT THE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT!

Just say no to fraudulent CCHD collection and the faux liberal Catholic Ralph McCloud




Have You Got What it Takes....

To Be a Pro-Life Intern?



For more information go here.

Should Adults Encourage Teen Suicide?

The Hemlock Society wants to kill you. Oh...it uses compassionate sounding rhetoric to plant its poison, but the fact is encouraging death is its passion. One of its founders, Derek Humphrey, killed his first wife, Jean, who had cancer (smothered her with a pillow) with the help of Ann, the woman who became his second wife. Then when Ann got cancer, he pressured her to kill herself which she finally did leaving behind a note saying, "You win." She also left behind a note for Rita Marker, a euthanasia opponent who had befriended her. Rita told Ann's story in Deadly Compassion.

And now this evil organization is urging young people to consider suicide with an essay contest for high school students that is even popping up in Catholic schools (Are they nuts?).

Hemlock Society Targets Teens:
Encouraging young people to reflect on suicide is a bad idea. According to suicide.org, drawing on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, while suicide as a whole has dropped from 13.2 per 100,000 persons in 1950 to 10.8 in 2003, suicide among those aged 5-14 has tripled from 0.2 to 0.6 per 100,000. In the same time period suicide among those aged 15-19 has more than tripled, rising from 2.7 per 100,000 to 7.3 per 100,000. In 2007, the CDC reported that suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for Americans age 10-14, the third leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-24, and the second leading cause of death for Americans aged 25-34.
The Hemlock Society may have changed its name to Compassion in Dying (which then became Compassion & Choices), but, as Derek Humphry's behavior shows, it's not about "compassion" for the dying, but convenience for the living. The only suffering Humphry was trying to alleviate was his own. And brainwashing kids to accept murder of the dying as "compassionate" smells of satanic sulphur!





Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm Signing the Petition in Virginia!

I love this article - Sore Liberal Winners - and, while I hadn't planned to sign the Virginia secession petition, this convinced me to do it. Everybody knows no state is going to secede, but we can sure voice our displeasure against out-of-control central government! Here's an excerpt:

These petitions are purely symbolic, a way to express displeasure at both the current administration and Congress -- including the GOP establishment running the loyal opposition. It is a way of asserting the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, making it plain that we still have states and that those states are not going to simply roll over. It is in the finest traditions of the Sons of Liberty who sought secession from the Union -- the Union Jack -- and who at first tried quite hard to simply access the rights of Englishmen. America did not want to break with the British Empire in the early days, but had the matter thrust upon them. I have little doubt Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, John Adams, John Hancock would have eagerly signed one of these petitions.
So get out your pen and sign your John Hancock to the petition in your state. Let 'em know we're sick of taxation without representation and we're going to work for states' rights against the behemoth of a federal government that detests freedom-loving people who support our Constitutional Republic!

Some Priests Act Like Priests - Thank God!

Update as of 11/16: Barnsville Teen not Denied Confirmation



Two thumbs up for Fr. Gary LeMoine from Assumption Church in Barnesville, MN. He apparently delayed the Sacrament of Confirmation for a 17-year-old boy who posted this photo on Facebook.


The ignorant Huffington Post called the Sacrament a "rite of passage" and is attacking the priest, of course. But Confirmation is a lot more than that. It is the strengthening of our Baptismal promises to reject Satan and all his empty works and promises.

It is the duty of the parish priest to affirm that a candidate is ready for the Sacrament and prepared to fight for the faith. How could Fr. LeMoine, in good conscience, say that this young man is ready to defend his Catholic faith when he is publicly defending evil and showing that he either does not know the faith or rejects a particular doctrine (which is the definition of heresy). He is not doing God's work and is obviously proud of it. No matter how sincere he is (his faith may have been formed by cafeteria Catholic parents),  he is sincerely wrong, and no priest worthy of the name disciple of Christ should let this young man receive Confirmation unless he repudiates his heretical belief, a belief he is publicly professing in this photo. Pray for his conversion and for his mom who proclaims her "shock." I wish I thought she was shocked by her son't behavior, but I suspect she was shocked that any priest would dare to say her child isn't ready to receive the sacrament. After all, these days we are supposed to be the Church of Nice where everyone can do whatever he wants and call it holy.

If you would like to send a message of support to Fr. LeMoine, and I urge you to do so, go here. 

Medicaid Fraud? Check Out Planned Parenthood

Remember when Obama said he's going to pay for all those new patients under Obamacare by cleaning up all the fraud in Medicaid? Well, he can look close to home at one of his favorite "health care" providers, Planned Parenthood.

They steal money from the taxpayers through fraud and funnel some of it into Obama's re-election campaign. How's that work anyway? Aren't they supposed to be a tax exempt non-profit? And aren't non-profits supposed to be banned from any significant politicking? Must be the George Orwell Animal Farm principle: All non-profits are equal but some are more equal than others.

Planned Parenthood: Millions in Medicaid Fraud, $15M for Obama Campaign

CCHD Collection is This Weekend! Boycott!

Don't give to the CCHD (Catholic Campaign for Human Development) collection this weekend and tell your friends to boycott! Unless, of course, you want your donation "for the poor" to go to abortion, contraception, promotion of same-sex "marriage," porn-pushing, prostitution enabling, salaries of community organizers and the election of political Marxists. Yes, Virginia, CCHD is funding all those things and the promotion of illegal immigration to boot! Tell the folks living on the border dealing with the drug lords, murders of ranchers, destruction of property, etc. what a great thing illegal immigration is. Last year, Gamaliel affilitates received almost $800,000 in grants. This "faith-based" community organizing group is notorious for promoting the liberal agenda. This collection is helping to push the U.S. over the cliff. And we're still waiting for an apology for all the Catholic money poured into ACORN. Cardinal Dolan? Anyone? Anyone?

CCHD grants still going to pro-abortion, anti-family groups, says coalition of Catholic leaders

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

We are Living in the same Decline as Rome 70 years before the birth of Christ

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within." 

"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions and laughed delightedly at his licentiousness and thought it very superior of him to acquire vast amounts of gold illicitly. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the 'new, wonderful good society' which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean 'more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.' Julius was always an ambitious villain, but he is only one man." 

                                                                                                           Marcus Tullius Cicero
Today, I came across this article from 1965 written by a Democrat who served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Governor of Florida and as a Judge on the State Supreme Court of Florida. It's horrifying to consider how far the Democratic party has moved from these beliefs just as the Roman Republic moved toward tyranny. History repeats itself. We are as immoral as Rome in its decline. Do you recognize our own evil society in Cicero's descriptions and in Judge Caldwell's denunciation of the U.S. in 1965? He asked then if our citizens want to live in a Constitutional republic or a socialist despotism? In which direction have we moved in the last 50 years? How did the electorate vote last week? As Judge Caldwell says, "the responsibility must rest upon our own shoulders." God help us!
Cicero's Prognosis
-- by --
THE HONORABLE MILLARD F. CALDWELL
Justice - Supreme Court
Tallahassee, Florida

Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
October 7-9, 1965, Columbus, Ohio
Reprinted March, 1996

The Roman Republic, the foremost power of its day, had reached its zenith. Its leadership had attained unbounded wealth and unstinted power. The rulers were intolerant of restraint, indifferent to the demands of the middle class, and contemptuous of the Constitution which was designed to curb their ambitions. The time was some 70 years before the birth of Christ.

Young Marcus Tullius Cicero, then a student of law under old Scaevola, the eminent lawyer of his day, was just about to suffer his first great disillusionment with grasping government. Rome, by force of arms, guile and trickery, dominated the world. Its citizens had grown slick and fat, careless of their rights, and had fallen prey to the ruthless politicians who craved more and ever more power and riches.

Pray for Attorney Phil Kline

Only prosecutor ever to criminally charge Planned Parenthood goes before ethics panel Thursday

The witch hunt is on to get this former Attorney General of Kansas Phil Kline. They'll show him! You dare to challenge Planned Parenthood and they will get you. Under pro-abortion "Catholic" governor Kathleen Sebelius all the records showing Planned Parenthood's corruption were destroyed. Kline's hearing is tomorrow and he could be permanently disbarred for his courageous pursuit of justice. I'll be praying at adoration tonight for him. And justice will be done, although perhaps not in this world.

Perverts at Planned Parenthood's Next Target: the Children!

Sex in the Playpen  That's what the sickos at Planned Parenthood want, and they're outlining it in a power point presentation called Exclaim! Young People's Guide to 'Sexual Rights: An IPPF declaration'. They call it "a world of possibilities" where "sexuality and sexual pleasure are important for young people," where children have the "right to autonomy...before the law." Get 'em hooked on sex early and their abortion business will never dry up!

And here's how Planned Parenthood sees children:
Young people are sexual beings. They have sexual needs, desires, fantasies, and dreams. It's important for all young people around the world to be able to explore, experience, and express their sexualities [plural to include LGBT "genders"] in healthy, positive, pleasurable and safe ways.  This can only happen when young people's sexual rights are guaranteed.... 
All young people are entitled to sexual well-being and pleasure whether or not they want to have children. [Note the separation of sex from procreation.]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We Needed a Paul Revere Before the Election...

THE LAYOFFS ARE COMING! THE LAYOFFS ARE COMING!

We Need a New Crusade: Western Civilization Under Attack

"Belguim will become an Islamic state."

VSHL Pro-Life Essay Contest

This is a great opportunity for pro-life students to profess their beliefs and win money for college. I hope all the home schoolers I know with children in Junior and Senior year will take advantage of this contest to share their pro-life beliefs and show the world that the next generation is fighting for the right to life of the innocent!

VSHL Essay Contest
Deadline for entries - December 8th postmark 

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Society for Human Life, an affiliate of National Right to Life, is sponsoring the Helen M. Donovan Memorial Award Essay Contest. This contest is open to high school juniors and seniors.

Essay Title: Promoting the Culture of Life

1st Award: $1,000.00

2nd Award: $500.00

3rd Award $250.00

Our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution recognize life as a God-given human right. Today, however, pro-life principles are challenged and human life and dignity are devalued by legalized abortion , euthanasia, promiscuity, media indecency and perverted attacks on marriage. Your essay should discuss how to advance pro-life principles and reverse today's moral erosion.

Using the above title your essay must be at least 400 words, double-spaced and with one inch margins. Please postmark by December 8, 2012. Include your home address, home phone number and school name. Mail to VSHL at the address below. A VSHL committee will judge each essay. Winners will be notified in January 2013. 

VSHL, Northern Virginia Chaper, PO Box 22681, Alexandria, VA 22304


Making Memories and Giving Thanks

Four of our five children and their families will be joining us for Thanksgiving. Three will be staying with us. That means six adults and thirteen children sleeping over for several days and ten adults and fifteen children for Thanksgiving dinner. Whew! But what a joyful anticipation! As a Catholic grandma I have two goals -- creating memories and reminding everybody Who needs to be thanked for all the blessings we enjoy.

Since out-of-towners are arriving on Tuesday and Wednesday, I'm hoping for good weather so we can have a bonfire Wednesday night with hot dogs, s'mores, and a rosary of thanksgiving (or at least a few decades). Wednesday the men plan to play golf and I'm searching for craft ideas for the children. I think a thanksgiving jar would be great but when do we read the entries? Perhaps Thanksgiving night as a bedtime prayer activity. How I wish we could all sit around the same table together for the feast, but even with all the leaves in the table our max squeeze is 16 which leaves another eight (and a high chair) in the mix. So we will be in two rooms. The kids will love having their own table and I expect the adults won't mind having some grown-up conversation -- one more thing for which to be thankful. We are so blessed to have a house big enough to host everyone, something we deliberately thought about when we retired to the country and

Monday, November 12, 2012

Did Obama Really Win the Election?

Not likely. But don't expect the mainstream media to do any investigating. They helped him lie and cheat his way to victory!

Joseph Farah asks the tough questions

The Five Stages of Religious Persecution

Msgr. Charles Pope has written an article about the five stages of religious persecution. It's a sobering perspective, especially when you consider that the stages coincide in many respects with Alinsky's strategy in Rules for Radicals to gain power for community organizers and Kirk and Madsen's strategy in After the Ball to advance the homosexual agenda. Here are Msgr. Pope's five stages:

Step 1: Stereotype the targeted group

Step 2: Vilify the targeted group for alleged crimes or misconduct

Step 3: Marginalize the targeted group's role in society

Step 4: Criminalize the targeted group or its works

Step 5: Persecute the targeted group outright

These steps fit nicely with Alinsky's strategy for attacking particular groups. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Since Alinsky also preaches that the "end justifies the means" and portrays the organizer's goal as a "war,"

Dumping Pieces of Dead Soldiers in a Landfill?

Remains of U.S. Soldiers Dumped in Virginia Landfill

So what's the big deal throwing our soldiers who die in combat in the landfill? We've been throwing the victims of the abortion wars there for forty years. At least the soldiers aren't flushed down the toilet or run through the garbage disposal like so many babies. 

Hey, respect and dignity went out the window a long time ago. Look for the next budget-cutting measure by Obama to be turning the elderly into Soylent Green. Think of all the savings if he starts with government pensioners and social security recipients. So what that they worked for it. Think of the savings! And the side benefit is green people crackers at the grocery store.

Another Post Election Message

Wish we heard this kind of message from our bishops. Hat tip to Suzy for the link.

God Will Not Be Mocked