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Friday, August 23, 2019

The Housewife, She Was, In Fact, More Important Than We Knew

 https://t.co/8Uxj4SZSpu https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/1154653183765073920?s=17

I listened to this and read some of the tweets.  When the state not only decides but mandates what our children are taught and people are forced/taxed to pay for a system they do not agree with, we are in fact a socialist society.  This is happening not just in Great Britain but in our country as well.  The sex education curriculum in our schools is appalling. 
There was no need for a violent revolution.  We gave them our children and they trained them up to be comrades.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Strategy of Silence

At our old house in Alexandria a beautiful old willow oak graced the front yard. It was the biggest tree in the neighborhood. I didn't love it so much in the fall when we were raking leaves, but the rest of the year it was my pride and joy. I loved to see its skeleton in the winter as it rested and the fresh chartreuse leaves in the early spring. It provided shade in the summer and a colorful display in autumn.

The year before we moved to the Shenandoah Valley (2001), my husband and I were standing at the front door during a violent thunderstorm when a huge flash and explosion shocked us! A bolt of lightening struck the willow and later we saw that it had actually blown the bark off one side of the tree. The tree "doctor" who came to examine the willow said to water and feed it and give it a year to see if it could come back. We sold the house when the leaves were just starting to come out. Things didn't look good, and when we returned to the neighborhood some time later our beautiful willow oak was gone.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fr. Tom Collins talks about Truth and Lies.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.”
                 John Pilger – Attorney for Julian Assange

As the McCarrick scandal has dramatized, this observation seems to apply even to Church government, some of whose members continue to penalize those who have dared to expose the truth about how various ecclesiastical “safe environments” have been provided over the years to give canonical and legal protection to predatory priests and prelates.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

On Suffering as a Universal Dilemma: Stephen Fry vs. Robert Barron

Stephen Fry vs. Robert Barron
In 2015, comedian Stephen Fry, an atheist, got into a rant responding to a question from a reporter who asked this question. If Fry is wrong and meets God after death, what would he say to Him?

Not surprisingly, the finger-pointing began with all the usual accusations about senseless suffering, children with cancer, etc. Fry in his wisdom judges God and finds Him wanting. Bishop Robert Barron (Fr. Barron at the time.) took Fry's comments as an opportunity to address what for many is a challenge to belief in a good God or in any God at all. Why suffering?

Monday, August 19, 2019

"...and the children of Fatima were shown this YouTube video of Hell."

Look and see what Hell is like. Here it is in the form of globalist abortion activists frenzied with satanic hatred for children in the womb. These women are in South America, the ancient home of child sacrifice upon the altars of the Incas. They have reverted back to the former pagan religion of their forefathers, which as we clearly see, is demonic.

On July 13, 1917, the Blessed Mother showed the three children of Fatima a vision of Hell which Lucia later described thus: The rays of light seemed to penetrate the earth, and we saw as it were a sea of fire. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke now falling back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent like burning coals.

The hour is late. Know that since the Church remained silent for the past 60 years on the subject of abortion, these feminist globalist abortion activists are the future. If globalists (Communists) gain control, abortion will be mandatory, as in China, where the Church and the culture of life have no voice.

I LOVE SATIRE! Think I'll call myself the Babylon Beekeeper.

A few of my readers at the Babylon Beekeeper
Have you heard the one about the fact checker who labeled as fake news the story that said CNN just bought a washing machine to spin the news? It was actually a blender!

Really, the goofs at Snopes have a vendetta against the satire site, The Babylon Bee. They've been labeling their articles "fake news." Because some people take the Bee seriously, Snopes claims the website is a fake news outlet despite the fact that it's clearly identified as a satire site.

Snopes does this of course, not because some people take the articles seriously, but to undermine the Bee's ability to continue. The tech giants use algorithms to censor groups that spread "fake news." They are notorious for censoring, defunding, and deplatforming conservative sites as well which the Bee is. (Chronicles Magazine had a great article on this in the July issue. I personally recommend the magazine as a faithful chronicler of our cultural morass and entertaining as well.)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Globalism is Newspeak for Communism

Soon it will be too late to whine and complain at what the pit vipers have accomplished, slithering into place ready to strike, while we were in a trance watching TV. How can we not know what's going on? (Think football and the Communist sympathizers not standing for the National Anthem) Can't we see the hatred? (The now cancelled movie The Hunt) The progress? (From Cuba to now Venezuela and most recently - today - Hong Kong) The eradication of all borders in America and Europe? (Globalism) Have we lost our eyesight? Can't hear? Don't care? Think nothing will ever happen here in America? Spoiler alert: the revolution is happening right now as you read this.

George Weigel Links the Amazon Synod and the Desert Wasteland of Dachau

Bl. Karl Leisner 1915-1945
As the Pan Amazon pundits think about how they can undermine the faith and reach their agenda of married priests, women deacons (with an eye on ordaining women to the priesthood next), and an"integral ecology" of pantheism, George Weigel offers an inspiring lesson from history about a young deacon ordained in the unlikely environment of a death camp.

Weigel's article leads to questions. How does one keep the faith alive in a hostile environment? Are the "suggestions" in the Pan Amazon document likely to invigorate or further damage the faith? I think the answer to that question is obvious! The Pan Amazon synod is a disaster! What can we do about it? Now that is a question to ponder often and seriously as the synod approaches! 

Catholics have always lived in hostile times somewhere in the world if not our own local communities. Could there be a more hostile environment than the German death camp at Dachau? Wiping out the priesthood (which appears to be on the agenda for the synod) was certainly on the Nazis' list of priorities. But even in that wasteland, God entered with His power to overcome evil with good.