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Friday, May 31, 2013

See Who's Supporting Gay Days Orlando

Here's a list of vendors supporting gay Orlando and Gay Days at Disney. (It started on the 28th and runs through June 3rd). I sure won't be visiting Macy's any time soon. And I never did like Bud Light -- one more reason not to drink it.

Can you imagine the poor clueless families who end up at Disney during gay days? All that money to see a bunch of grown men running around acting like teenagers in their red shirts daring anyone to look at them cross-eyed. Disney's gay days indicates more than anything that homosexuals are stuck in developmental immaturity. Think about it. How many real men, adult men, want to run off to an amusement park with  their buddies? It's just plain weird. And think of the poor maids at those Orlando hotels. It makes me shudder.

Support Exxon Mobil: The Company that Hasn't Caved in to the "Gay" Tyrants

No special protections for homosexual acting out! Fill your tank next time at the Exxon station.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Again Refuse Special Protection for Homosexual Employees

Pro-life Pregnancy Help Centers: Are They the Next Administration Target?

Well, the IRS has mud on its face for targeting tea party and other conservative groups. (It's still going on by the way..) But IRS isn't the only agency persecuting the Obama enemies' list. The big guns of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are being leveled at pro-life groups around the country.  No surprise from a pro-abortion administration that labels pro-lifers "domestic terrorists," but the persecution may become the next administration scandal. They may have picked the wrong guy this time. Chris Slattery never backed down from a fight in his life! And he's represented by another fighter, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

FBI terrorism task force wants to question national crisis pregnancy center director

Are You a Catholic in Good Standing?

I know I'm not. I used to write occasional articles for the diocesan paper, but I'm blacklisted and have been for years. They won't even publish a letter to the ed unless I sign it with a pseudonym. Because, heck, I'm mean. Hey, if you dare to criticize the scandals promulgated by our pathetic bishops, you must hate the Church.

What ever happened to the spiritual work of mercy, "To admonish the sinner." Most bishops have dropped it down the memory hole. Besides, the only unforgivable sin, worse than the sin against the Holy Spirit, that can result in serious retaliation is to criticize the bishops.

Clearly fornication and advancing moral evils is okay as shown by Cardinal Dolan's bowing and scraping to Mario Cuomo. Wonder what the bishops think of that mean ole John the Baptist with his politically incorrect extremist talk. How dare he call the religious leaders of his day a "brood of vipers?" Beheading was too good for him.

It will be interesting to see how my own bishop treats Terry McAuliffe, candidate for governor, a pro-abortion, pro-gay Catholic (sic) who attends St. Luke's in McLean. When McAuliffe starts trashing REAL CATHOLIC Ken Cuccinelli who defends the unborn and stands up for traditional marriage, will voters be advised that these are serious moral issues for Catholics - issues that are immoral to support? Or will McAuliffe get the wink and the nod and the pat on the back in the parish parking lot filled with bumper stickers advancing his pro-abortion, pro-gay career? What do you think?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Churches Saying Good-Bye to the Boy Scouts!

Any boy could be a scout. He just needed to shut up. The scouts essentially had the same policy as the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell. Why couldn't the gays leave it at that? Simple, they want to legitmize the lie that homosexuals are born and not made. Thank God some churches recognize where this juggernaut is going and are getting out of its way now. I salute Bill Bright, an Alabama lawyer, who is returning his Eagle Scout badge to the BSA.

Read more here.

Whole Foods Sells Out to Monsanto

When is organic not organic? When it's a Monsanto GMO!

USDA Forces Whole Foods To Accept Monsanto

Give Me an Honest Atheist any Day over a Lying, Liberal Catholic!

I love good, honest atheists! And I've met a number of them. One was a young man counter protesting an Operation Rescue event in the early 90's in front of Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. He was shouting at us and calling us names, saying we were "stupid Christian bible thumpers." I got the impression he was an atheist, although I don't remember if he ever acknowledged it.

In fact, "bible thumper" that I am, I did have the good book in my backpack and told him I used it to help me develop my own philosophy of life. "What do you use?" I asked him.

Obama said he would "punish our enemies and reward our friends " and he meant it!

If you're a patriotic American, you are on the enemies' list. Get used to it! Do you really believe nobody at the highest levels of government knew?

And the Holy Spirit Descended in the Form of a Dove

This lovely photo was taken on Wednesday May 15th, a few days before Pentecost Sunday at the Wednesday audience. Some pilgrims presented the pope with a cage holding two doves. He released the first one. The second got its wings caught in the bars of the cage, and sat for a few moments on the pope's hand before flying away. I believe these are homing pigeons. They are often released at events like weddings and funerals. They return to their home coop.
But what a lovely gesture just a few days before Pentecost Sunday. And how happy Pope Francis looks as he releases the bird. He does have about him the aura of a joyful man. And look at the two men behind him. Joy is contagious. Smile a lot today. It will be a gift to everyone you meet! Rejoice in the Lord always.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hypocrites and Laughing Stocks in the Chancery!

Well, the truth is out. The New York Archidiocese is paying for abortion, contaception, and sterilization through some union contracts. And in Detroit Catholic hospitals are dispensing contraceptives. Undoubtedly, they are not isolated cases.

Shocked? Disillusioned? Not me. I have no illusions left and we've seen it too many times!

No wonder Cardinal Dolan welcomed Obama to dinner. They are moral twins. Or maybe clones is a better term since so many of the bishops are members of the club, i.e., hypocrites and liars. How are the laity supposed to respect our "shepherds" when they habitually tell us one thing and do another? When will we see the bishops walk the walk instead of talking the talk with forked tongues?

Pray for the bishops. I'm afraid maybe we get the leaders we deserve because we haven't fought (or prayed) hard enough! But God help us! As they say, with friends like this who needs enemies?

Now Why Isn't the EPA Screaming About This?

Birds are in danger; honeybees are disappearing, and Monsanto and other companies poisoning our food supply with neonicotinoids go their merry way with government protection. Well, you can't blame the EPA for ignoring the threat. After all, their investigators are just swamped fighting global warming. 

The New Sexualized BSA: Where Will They Go from Here?

I'll be honest, I think the BSA's policy change is a train wreck. No doubt they will survive in the short term, but their image as a group with principles is already badly damaged. And churches are already exiting. The new policy which begins January 2014, is touted as no big deal by some. It simply says that those who openly express same-sex attraction, but are not acting on it, will be welcomed in troops. That's like saying BSA welcomes scouts who openly admit attractions to shoplifting or vandalism but abstain from the behavior. Why announce it at all? Because of original sin, we are all "oriented" toward sinful inclinations. The challenge is to choose holiness. What is the point of admitting our sinful inclinations in public? Oh, there's a point all right. The new policy, no matter how you frame it, advances the gay lifestyle by legitimizing the inclination. Sinful inclinations are for the confessional, not the pack meeting. But that's the point. It isn't about just allowing gay scouts to join. It's about sexualizing the troop, the initial stage in transforming scouting into one more institution that feeds the lie that homosexuality is inborn and unchangeable and, therefore, acting on the inclination is morally acceptable.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rebuilding: The Blue Birds and the People of Moore, Oklahoma

I had a tragedy in my backyard a few days ago that reminded me on a mini scale of the devastating tornado disaster in Oklahoma. Something (probably a curious young bear) came through my yard and destroyed two houses. One was vacant; the other was occupied by a pair of bluebirds and their three little pre-born baby birds. At first I thought the vandalizer might be a raccoon, but the screws attaching the houses to the poles were bent and the houses took a real beating. Besides, a raccoon would likely have eaten the eggs, but whatever committed the vandalism left two uneaten broken eggs and one intact egg on the ground. It was senseless destruction and mayhem -- sort of like the tornado.

So why does this remind me of Oklahoma, a disaster on a grand scale? Because as soon as we replaced the house with a new bluebird box, the parents came back to rebuild. They are going in and out of the box even as I write this, presumably making a new nest.

Watch the Real Catholic and the Faux Catholic Duke it Out for Guv of VA

And if you care about the faith and the country send a donation to Ken. It will be a tough race with the liberal media and their long knives doing their best to gut Ken and his two running mates, E.W. Jackson and Mark Obenshain. They were at it before delegates had time to get home from the convention!

Sending a few prayers their way wouldn't hurt either.

Liberal Mother Jones Implies Blacks are Murderers, Rapists, and Pedophiles!

Liberals are such hypocrites! Read the Mother Jones article and the comments following criticizing Congress for cutting off food stamps to murderers, rapists, and pedophiles. You'd never know Congress was talking about serious crimes from the hand-wringing whining of liberals. Nope, Congress is really picking on blacks - black youth in fact who only committed one murder at a tender age!

Actually, I thought the congressmen were picking on criminals. But Mother Jones says they are black criminals even though all the criminals, no matter their color, will be equally cut off.

Can you imagine the uproar if that article were posted on the American Spectator or by the Family Research Council? Liberals typically attack conservatives as racists for opposing any socialist policy advanced by our black president. Any act by a conservative is racist. Hence, when conservatives vote to make murderers, rapists, and pedophiles (of any color) ineligible for food stamps, we all know that Congress is really using "murderer's, rapists, and pedophiles" as code words for blacks.

Yikes? Talk about a systemic attitude of racism!

But then it's Democrat policies that destroyed many black families replacing fathers with Uncle Sam Sugar Daddy who herded his families into subsidized housing projects to keep them corralled. As Star Parker said in a column recently:
It’s no accident that trillions of dollars in government programs have had zero impact on black poverty. But black single parent homes and out-of-wedlock births have tripled since the War on Poverty began in 1965.

Monday, May 27, 2013

E.W. Jackson: The Black Man Racist Liberals Love to Hate!

Liberals are racists at heart. They are eager to abort black babies and they do - at a much higher rate than white babies. Blacks represent less than 13% of the population, but have almost 40% of the abortions. It's a project of stealth black genocide masquerading as health care for the poor. 

Liberals love to use black union workers as their precinct slaves and thugs to control their town hall meetings, but blacks are almost invisible in the corridors of liberal power. Consider the Obama White House, for example. How many blacks can you think of among his inner circle? Any? Reality check: There are fewer blacks in leadership positions in Obama's cabinet than in any presidential  administration of the past thirty-eight years! Attorney General Eric Holder is the ONLY black cabinet-level appointee in Obama's administration.

Boy Scouts Need to Live in the Real World

They didn't just admit young boys who say they are gay. They acknowledge that same sex behavior is legitimate sexual expression. In 2000 when BSA was fighting the court battle against forced admittance of homosexuals as a civil right, they won a victory in the Supreme Court. Author Robert Reilly summed up that decision:
In writing for the majority, Chief Justice William Rehnquist said that the “presence [of the avowed homosexual] in the Boy Scouts would, at the very least, force the organization to send a message, both to the youth members and the world, that the Boy Scouts accepts homosexual conduct as a legitimate form of behavior.” Forcing the Scouts to do this would have violated their First Amendment right because, as the Court noted, the Boy Scouts asserts that it “teach[es] that homosexual conduct is not morally straight,” and that it does “not want to promote homosexual conduct as a legitimate form of behavior.” 
This just changed. On May 23, 2013,

Remember Our Fallen Heroes: May They Rest in Peace

No greater love is there than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Public Schools and Gender-Bending

Funny skits have always been a part of growing up. I remember seeing a skit (can't remember where) when a group of boys dressed up in borrowed cheerleader outfits. It used to be funny. But that was when it was a joke. Today, it's no joke. Kids are being urged to consider the possibility they are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, etc. (The list keeps getting longer.). They are titillated with graphic sex ed that includes describing not only heterosexual sex, but the depraved acts of homosexuals. They see pictures and illustrations of sex organs from the time they are in middle school if not earlier. (There are plenty of picture books on "safe touch" programs for the little ones that are a pedophiles dream. 

So a school "gender-bending" day where kids are encouraged to cross dress is no longer innocent fun, it's homosexual indoctrination which is why one Milwaukee mom did not send her seven-year-old son to school on "Switch it Up Day" May 24th.

At least one Milwaukee mom won’t be sending her child to school on cross-dressing ‘Switch It Up Day’

This is not an isolated incident. It's been going on for years. And there are lots of other activities, often billed as "anti-bullying" that are really about normalizing homosexuality and training kids to experiment - like the annual "Day of Silence." It's all about taking the future by bending the minds of the children. Many of the programs target kids from K-12. What does a Kindergartner know about sex? Plenty if the gays have their way. 

Parents wake up! Congratulations to the mom who kept her son home. But one day is not enough. Bring the kids home for good. There may be some public schools out there that aren't playing mind games with the kids, but with federal programs developing core curriculum and input from the pro-homosexual National Education Association, they are few and far between. 

Besides, home schoolers have more fun. 

Catholic Scouts of St. George: A Brilliant Idea

It's time for Catholics to exit the Boy Scouts. Bringing in homosexual boys (i.e., adolescents brainwashed into the "gay" mindset) is just the preliminary step to the gay takeover of scouting at all levels. After all, what possible objection can the national board have to making a graduating homosexual eagle scout a troop leader? It's a no-brainer. The first home-run is the game winner! And they had all the bases loaded when they smashed it in. That the battle isn't over was illustrated clearly in a May 23rd article in the New York Times which began, "For Carol Clayton, the battle over gays in the Boy Scouts did not end on Thursday. Until gay members can serve as troop leaders — not only as scouts — she sees a human rights violation."

I have to give the cultural termites credit.

Pope Francis' Angelus Message on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

"The light of Easter and Pentecost have renewed in us each year the joy and wonder of faith that recognizes that God is not something vague, abstract, but has a name: ‘God is love,’” the Pope said May 26, before reciting the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. 
And this love “is not sentimental, emotional, but the love of the Father who is the source of all life, the love of the Son who died on the cross and rose, the love of the Spirit who renews man and the world,” he stated. 
Pope Francis then reflected on how the Trinity “is not the product of human reasoning, it is the face which God himself revealed, not from the top of a throne, but walking with humanity in the history of the people of Israel, and above all in Jesus of Nazareth. 
“Jesus is the Son who made us know the merciful Father and brought to the world his ‘fire,’ the Holy Spirit,” he said. 
On today’s feast, he explained, “we praise God not for a particular mystery, but for himself, ‘for his glory is immense,’ as the liturgical hymn says. We praise him and thank him because he is love, and for how he calls us to enter the embrace of his communion, which is eternal life.”

Hating Breitbart: It's a Movie I'm Eager to See!

I sure hope this movie comes within 100 miles of where I live. I'll be there!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Two Thumbs Up to Fr. Richard Perozich Who's Boycotting Boy Scouts!

And may many other priests follow his example!

Priest 'boycotting' Boy Scouts; Cardinal Raymond Burke on 'Homosexuality and the Catholic Church'

Parents who endorse their children's sinful behavior out of a confused sense of love, may be setting them on the road to hell. I wonder, would a parent with a child who habitually shoplifted approve that lifestyle? What if the child were addicted to drugs. Would the parent feed the habit and buy clean needles? Would they support a child who molested children?

 Parents who approve of their children's sins because they "love" them, do not understand love. The first duty of parents toward their children is to help them get to heaven. Approving of their mortal sins is the last thing a loving parent should do. If the child dies in the state of mortal sin, he or she WILL GO TO HELL. Mortal sin destroys the relationship with God. Is the parents' desire to be approved by their children so strong they will sacrifice their children's souls to it?

Nobody has to sever relations with their children who are making bad choices, but parents are guilty of serious sin themselves when they endorse their children's mortally sinful lifestyles. And it is an action that is ultimately selfish because what a parent is really saying is, "I will not risk my child's anger or rejection of ME because  it will hurt ME too much." So God takes a back seat to the child and the child's sin. 

I'm a parent. Raising our five children wasn't always easy. I remember before our children reached adolescence, a friend with older children told us, "You'll change when your children are teenagers."  We didn't. Was holding the line always easy. No. One child played the "You don't love me." card when I refused to do something. I laughed and said, "I told you when you were a teenager I cold never do that." What I didn't, but would today is, "If You loved Me, you wouldn't ask me to do that."

Pray for parents, especially those tempted to approve of their children sinful decision in order not to "alienate their children." Alienating God is a lot worse! And, in the end, when a parents reward bad behavior, they just get more of it. 

I Love Satire: But How Many Liberals Will Think It's For Real...

...and call in the EPA?

Area Student Arrested For Making A “Tornado in a Bottle”

Good thing he didn't open the bottle. Imagine the consequences!

Earth to Boy Scouts: You Can't Cooperate "a Little Bit" with Evil

Well, the Scouts have voted to allow openly "gay" boys into the organization. So they may as well scrap the Boy Scout Oath:
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
 There is nothing "morally straight" about homosexual behavior. Of course, the Scouts could just change the word "straight" to "whatever." That would fit the Zeitgeist and sound pretty cool as well. Hey, whatever moral conduct floats your boat: one more victory for moral perversion!

If the Scouts think they can brush their hands together because the controversy is ended

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Miracle in Moore, Oklahoma

Whenever a natural disaster strikes, the God haters come out of the woodwork blaspheming Him for not intervening and saving everyone or chalking it up as one more proof that He doesn't exist. The tornado in Moore, OK is no exception. On one atheist's blog, vitriolic comments blaming God were legion. But the reality is, Moore proves the power of God, because despite the tragedy and the devastating material loss the outcome is a miracle. The 1.3-mile wide tornado swept through the town leveling 13,000 homes, but the death toll as of yesterday was 24! That is nothing short of a miracle. 

And the people of Moore, a working class city where "churches outnumber bars", are already rebuilding. As one local resident said, “In California you have earthquakes, in New York, you have hurricanes. Everywhere you’ve got something. We just choose this over everything else. It’s a good place to live. It’s home.” As one Facebook user said in a video he posted showing his home before and after the tornado, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." Many who spoke to the media after the tornado attributed their survival to God.

One elderly woman describing what happened expressed her sorrow that her little dog was under the rubble. Just at that moment he popped his head out from the ruins. Her tearful response as they were reunited was to say she thought God had only answered one prayer, that she be all right, but he answered both prayers. Her other was for her little dog. It was a touching scene.

Stories are coming in all over about the heroes of Moore: about teachers who shielded their students with their bodies and a nurse who wheeled a mom and her newborn baby down to the hospital cafeteria where they protected the infant between them as they hugged and prayed.

And then there are the stories from those on the ground helping in the aftermath. Mercy Chefs arrived a day after the storm with hot meals. Steve Elliott of Grassfire joined them to help describing his experiences:
Yet the most amazing thing of all that I saw yesterday was not the storm's wrath but the unwavering resiliency and hope in the hearts of the people of this community. 
One man was standing over the ruins of his mother-in-law's house when I asked him if that was his house. "No, this is my mother-in-law's house," he told me. Then he pointed to the left and said, "My house is by that white truck." 
I looked in the direction he pointed. There was no house by the white truck. It had been leveled by the storm. He then told me he had come back to get his employee badge out of his destroyed truck so he could go back to work.
And that's what the people of Moore are doing. Getting to work to clean up and rebuild. They are the salt of the earth. So join in praying for these courageous folks. They illustrate what's really important -- not the stuff we own, but the stuff we're made of!

You can do something practical by helping Mercy Chefs feed folks while they clean up.  To feed the hungry is the first corporal work of mercy. And of course pray for all the families impacted. May God give them courage and peace as they put their lives and homes back together.

Check Out "Agenda: Grinding America Down" Recommended by Fr. Tom

This movie explains a lot about what is going on in American and you can view it FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME. Think how different things would be if every American citizen watched this film! Here's a trailer for the film; watch the whole thing:

And here's Fr. Tom's message:

Internet friends -
I saw the movie GRINDING AMERICA DOWN on the internet at It is a thought-provoking documentary on the strategies being used to morally degrade and destroy our nation. Sadly, it shows how the moral decline of our nation is more than the result of the perverting power of sin. Rather it is intimately linked with an agenda to tear us from our Judaeo-Christian roots and to make us all addictive
slaves to the dictates of our government. It is especially timely as we have witnessed gross abuses of power
being "punished" with "golden parachute" early retirements and the ongoing slandering of those who courageously demand truth and accountability from the media and from government officials.

In Christ,

Fr. Tom

And if you want to see more about Curtis Bowers, check out his acceptance of the award for best film of festival in 2010. Learn how his home schooling family supported their dad during the two years of making this film. Wow! Is there someone in your family who needs to see this?

Will Congress "Come to the Rescue" of the Babies?

Judiciary Committee takes testimony on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 1797) sees gruesome photos from Houston abortion mill.

Murder is ugly. Those who commit it every day become calloused. It becomes easier to commit more and more gruesome acts. That is what abortion is teaching us. Kermit Gosnell was not the only monster on the block. He has many cohorts in the abortion movement. Let us pray for the next Gosnell, Douglas Karpen, to be investigated, prosecuted, and jailed for his heinous acts!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Time Out for Refreshing the Soul

I didn't use the computer much today. Instead I met with a group of women friends for lunch. We are all serious orthodox Catholics engaged in a wide range of apostolates: Catholic education, pro-life, working to get moral politicians elected, etc. Between lunch and desert we stopped to pray the rosary for our country, the election of our Virginia ticket next November, and for our individual prayer needs.

Listening to the lovely voices of these women praying together filled my heart with joy. During our visit, we shared information about each others families, talked about politics, religion, and books, and, not surprisingly, my own latest project: bee-keeping. We laughed a lot. One of my friends commented that we should only agree to discuss gay marriage at the insane asylum because that's where the discussion belongs. Amen!

We decided at the end of our afternoon, as we were all hugging and saying good-bye, that we need to do this on a regular basis, maybe once every few months. In a world hell-bent on suicide, where sanity seems to have fled the scene, those who love God need to meet and rejoice in our common embrace of Christ and His Church. What a refreshing and delightful respite this was, dare I say, a little preview of the joy of heaven?

Yes, we will meet again for fellowship and prayer and bring others into our blessed circle. True joy dispels the darkness. Evil hates it and flees from it. If you are feeling surrounded by evil, smile and repeat the name of Jesus. If you don't know Him, if you don't believe God even exists, ask Him to show you. God never leaves us alone in the dark and He reads our hearts. If we are sincerely seeking Him, we will find Him. And how can anyone, on finding Him not react the way the woman who swept her house looking for her lost coin reacted - with celebration. As Scripture says, "Rejoice in the Lord always."

That's what we did this afternoon and it was a joy to behold. Praise God for good friends!

And to top the day off, on the way home, as if to confirm the joy of the day and His promise to be always with us, we saw a brilliant rainbow arcing across the entire sky. We didn't need the pot of gold at its end to feel rich!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Today is the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia

What a great saint! She lived in 14th century Italy, a time when great factions engaged in open violence. Her husband, watchman for the town, was attacked and killed one night by a rival faction. Afraid that her twin teenage sons would avenge their father's death, she prayed for peace and that God would prevent them engaging in a vendetta killing. Both boys died a short while later from natural causes. While Rita mourned the loss of her husband and sons, she was at peace knowing the sin of murder was not on their consciences.

Rita wished to enter the Augustinian order but there were many sisters of the opposite faction so she was refused. She set about working to establish peace between the two groups and was so successful all objections to her entry were removed.

She is one of the saints to pray to for what seem like impossible causes. In that vein, let us pray that she will intervene in our poor divided nation to bring about peace.

While we can never ignore differences based on morality or pretend that evil is really good, we can treat every person with whom we come in contact with respect and charity. Sinners will never be won over by hate and condemnation. Jesus gave us the way when he asked the woman taken in adultery, "Has no one condemned you? Neither do I condemn you. Go in peace, but from now on avoid this sin." We too, while we recognize certain behavior as sinful, can love the sinner and pray for his strength against temptation. After all, hasn't each of us struggled against temptation" It is only by God's grace that the enemy can be defeated. St. Rita, pray for us. For more about St. Rita go here.

American Spectator: IRS Union Employees and the President's Cozy Relationship

Colleen Kelley, NTEU President
It may be circumstantial evidence, but there's enough of it to choke a horse. Take a look at the article by Jeffrey Lord. Here's just a taste:

According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.

The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:  
             Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

Whatever Happened to "The Buck Stops Here?"

Former IRS commissioner says scrutiny was not his job as a political appointee

If you believe this, I have a nice bridge here in the Valley I can sell you. Hey, it's an historic covered bridge! Do you actually think that a low level bureaucrat does this on his own? Nonsense! Policy is set by the guys at the top. As the next article contends.

That is a much more believable scenario. 

The fifth amendment that is - the one that protects individuals from self incrimination. In a trial the jury is not allowed to draw any conclusion from a defendant's right to take the fifth, but I think others can reasonably assume that Ms. Lerner doesn't want to tell what she knew and when she knew. Hey, she might even be taking the fifth to protect her higher ups. Maybe she knows the administration was fully aware of the persecution of the Tea Party et al. And doesn't it give you a great sense of peace to know that this lady is going to implement Obamacare? Good grief!

So the question much did Obama know and when did he know it? He claims (once again) to know nuthink. But that excuse is getting a little lame as one scandal after another piles up. Wouldn't it be great if oval office tapes turned up like those Nixon kept? But I suspect Chicago thug-style politicians don't keep that kind of evidence...unless they want to blackmail somebody. 

Let's hold the president accountable for his administration. He's the boss. If he were an honest boss, his underlings know that he'd expect the same honesty from underlings or heads would roll. But, let's face it, he's as honest as Nixon and his enemies list is probably a lot longer. 

Great Letter to the Virginia Review from Fr. Tom...

...on the abuse of power by both unelected bureaucrats and Congress:

Dear Editor,

The revelation of the abuses of power by several departments of the Obama Administration
has raised two fundamental questions about the way we are being governed.

First of all, how is it that Congress can give to unelected bureaucrats powers, which are
not even granted to Congress by our Constitution? By granting to Federal regulators the
power to invade our privacy, to seize our property without due process of law and to violate
our freedom of religion, of speech and of press, Congress has abused or abdicated its proper
Constitutional mandate. We are supposed to be a nation of the people, by the people and for
the people. But over the years, Congress has allowed our government to gradually go through
a fundamental transformation, whereby we have become a nation of the bureaucrats, by the
bureaucrats and for the bureaucrats. And these bureaucrats are so protected by civil service
laws as to be de facto a class of nobility. As a result, our representatives and senators are
often relegated to acting merely ombudsmen/women, who serve us by begging for special
favors or exemptions to be granted to their constituents by these bureaucrats.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nixon is Back: And It's Watergate on Steroids!

Media compares Nixon era to Obama's scandals.

Obama is closest thing to Nixon

Truth was casualty to both Nixon and Obama

Obama and Nixon Scandals

Obama's Nixon-esque Scandal

Obama Looking Like Nixon

The big difference is that, no matter how scandalous things get at the White House, the media will continue to carry water for Obama. Even when he has them in the cross hairs, they are unlikely to change. It must be the thrill up the leg!

Who are the Real Extremists? Abortionists and Their Advocates!

Praying for the People of Moore, Oklahoma & Partnering with Mercy Chefs

And helping by joining the Mercy Chef family of donors. They will serve thousands of hot meals to those devastated by the tornadoes. Check out their website here. The first imperative for Christians after a natural disaster is prayer; the second is to perform the corporal works of mercy.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Planned Parenthood Says Butchers LIke Gosnell Are an Aberration

Like hell they are!

Texas Gosnell Douglas Karpen
Abortion Doc Who Twists Off Babies’ Heads Killed Woman in Failed Abortion

Maryland Gosnell Nicola Riley
Abortion Doc Who Kept Remains of 35 Aborted Babies Loses License

Maryland Abortionist Overdosed and Killed patient
Romeo Ferrer

New York abortionist Abu Hayat went to jail in the 1990s after butchering a woman and severing the arm of her baby. He was a member of the National Abortion Federation that claimed to oversee their "clinics" and require compliance with their "rigorous standards." 

Abortionist Jesse Ketchum

Exposing Substandard Abortion Facilities: The Pervasiveness of True “Back-Alley” Practices
Fourteen states have opened up investigations into abortion mills that are butchering women as well as babies. There are more protections for cats and dogs than for women choosing abortion.

And don't forget that Planned Parenthood supports sexual predators who prey on minor girls. Sometimes the predators even kill their victims.
20-Year-Old Man Kills, Sets on Fire 14-Year-Old Who Refused Abortion

Abortion is a bloody business and you cannot murder children day after day without growing callous towards life. Kermit Gosnell was no aberration. He was the inevitable result of making a living as a hired killer. 

Exodus Now: Calling on Christians to Leave the Democrat Party

Check out E.W. Jackson's website Exodus Now calling on Christians to leave the Democrat party. Let's hope many listen and then work to make Republicans stay faithful to the principles articulated in the platform. Money issues are important, the economy matter, but finances are secondary to fundamental principles that begin with the defense of LIFE! Democrats are the party of death. They favor killing babies in the womb and babies born alive after abortion. They defend assisted suicide and see nothing wrong with starving and dehydrating people to death in passive euthanasia. They want an end to traditional marriage and elevate sexual deviance to a civil right. Their solution to poverty isn't to help people get out of it through work, but to make them ever more dependent on government giveaways funded by hard-working families being squeezed more and more by confiscatory taxes.

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor E.W. Jackson: He'll Defend Babies Waiting to Be Born

And he's not shrinking from the reality that black babies are murdered at much higher rates than whites relative to their numbers in the population. Listen to this man and see why I'm thrilled at the nomination of E.W. Jackson!:
The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was… and the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide. (Hat tip to BVBL.)

"Pedophile Protection Racket" at Planned Parenthood

And PP had no clue that this little girl was being raped by the male adult who brought her in. They claim to do "counseling." With a young teen, wouldn't you expect them to quiz the girl about whether anyone is abusing or taking advantage of her? And how about the question, "Who's the man who brought you here today?" 

But, of course, they couldn't care less about little girls being raped as long as they can be paid for the abortionist's second rape with the suction machine. Just spread your legs, honey.

Ah...but they CARE SO MUCH about women. 

This is Hilarious: and Six Million People Have Laughed!

Abercrombie and Fitch is a disgusting company more interested in pushing the gay agenda than in marketing clothing. I remember a print ad in one of their catalogues with a bunch of buff guys (in the buff) on motorcycles. Once, when I was a teenager, I burned my calf on the manifold of a friend's cycle. Wonder if any A&F models burned any buff body parts making that ad. Anyway, the project in this video sounds like one with merit. And six million viewers got a good laugh watching it!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

My God Have Mercy on Us: Human Cloning Begins

Barbaric: Scientists Clone Human Embryo for the First Time
The cloning technique used by scientists at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center was a version of somatic cell nuclear transfer, the method used to create Dolly. The researchers transferred the nucleus of a cell that contained a person's DNA into an egg that no longer had its nucleus. After stimulation, some of the embryos developed to a stage where they produced stem cells. 
Daniel Sulmasy, a professor of medicine and a bioethicist at the University of Chicago, told National Public Radio (NPR), "This is a case in which one is deliberately setting out to create a human being for the sole purpose of destroying that human being. I'm of the school that thinks that that's morally wrong no matter how much good could come of it."
And it happened here in the U.S. in the state of Oregon, the same state that legalized assisted suicide in 2009. I feel the way I did the day Roe v. Wade was announced. Murder of the babies just took an exponential leap. And the culture of death is moving into an entire new ring of hell where the demons howl with glee over the descent into barbarism by "scientists" playing God.

Penance, penance, penance.

The war against life creates ripples of evil that will touch every aspect of our society. Please atone for this atrocity by doing penance specifically in atonement.

Wintley Phipps, Amazing Grace, and the Pentatonic Scale

I think it's interesting that I learned about the pentatonic scale on Pentecost. It's also called the "slave scale" because Negro spirituals are all based on it. You can also learn a little about the history of the famous hymn, Amazing Grace. If you've seen the film, Amazing Grace, you already know.

A Pentecost Walk in the Capitol: Pour Out Your Spirit, O Lord!

I love Stuart Shepherd's Stoplight! He's pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, and a man after my own heart with a sense of humor that's spot on. I think his "stoplight" is also a "spotlight" exposing liberal lunacy. And when you think of all the things liberals believe that simply aren't true (like a man who feeeels like a woman is really a woman or the rectum is a sex organ or killing a baby in the womb is "health care")...well...lunacy is the only word that describes it. If I put on a toga and insisted I was Julius Caesar, people would say I was a few eggs short of an omelet and might need to be restrained, but a man who tells everyone he feeeeeeeels like a woman can get away with sitting around nude in the women's locker room at the pool, etc. and liberals all nod like bobble heads. Of course, he's "transgendered" and has a right to expose himself  to all the little girls entering the locker room. If their mommies don't like it they can put up a curtain where the kiddies can change.

The emperor has no clothes, but it doesn't matter to liberals. They will go to their grave claiming the right of the nudist to expose himself in public. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our country to open the eyes of the blind and and change cold stony hearts into hearts of flesh and blood that beat in union with the heart of Christ.

The Republican Convention: 8,000 "Freaks" Pick the Candidates

The Virginia Republican Convention 5-18-13
Well, after a twelve-hour day for most delegates, the Virginia Republican Convention (labeled a "freak show" by the Daily Kos) selected a great ticket for the gubernatorial election in November. Ken Cuccinelli heads the list and set the entire convention on fire with his philosophy of principled government that involves standing for all the people: from the little ones in the womb to the elderly near life's end. He spoke for workers including working women and stay-at-home moms. He spoke about building an atmosphere of fewer government regulations and the right to work. He described his record of prosecuting child predators and assisting those with mental illness. He defended the Constitution and sent a strong message of principled government. You know where Ken stands and you know he's NOT blowin' in the wind. I've known Ken since before his first race for the General Assembly and I was impressed with him from the beginning. How wonderful to think of this family with their seven lovely children filling up the governor's mansion. Go, Ken!

Does MSNBC Live in the Real World?

Even the clueless president acknowledges that the IRS did "[some]thing wrong." I think the reporters at MSNBC are aliens from another planet! Of course, in the liberals' world any persecution of conservatives is "nothing wrong." That was Alinsky's policy (the end justifies the means and "the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen'”). The liberal media are Alinskyites on speed! Do you think the IRS "did nothing wrong?"

Friday, May 17, 2013

No More Taxes to Kill Babies!

House of Representatives introduces bill (HR 7) to ban tax funding of abortion.

Texas Abortionist Douglas Karpen: Another Kermit Gosnell

Just call his abortion mill Gosnell West!

Washington Times Exposes Benghazi

Read the article. The White House knew this was no attack rising from a "spontaneous demonstration" from the very beginning. They spun a tale to support Obama's story that al Qaeda was on the run. The Benghazi fabrication was all about the election and the lives our people meant nothing. It was all about what's good for Obama. It's ALWAYS about what's good for Obama.

A big question: Why was the security reduced as things heated up? Is the speculation that there was a "kidnapping" plan accurate?:
According to a report from the Washington Times, retired 4 Star Admiral James Lyons reveals the entire plot that led to the deaths of Americans in Libya that could have been prevented, who gave the orders, and why events took place as they tragically did. Admiral James Lyons is probably the highest ranking figure ever to intervene in a federal government criminal case, and testify. Thanks to this man’s dedication to his country and the truth, we will finally know the truth and who was responsible.

Did the IRS Go After Filmaker Joel Gilbert?

Did Gilbert, who filmed Dreams from My Real* Father make the Obama Enemies List? Did the IRS pass info on his finances to leftwing reporters? Read the article, watch the video, and decide for yourself. Would Gilbert be a likely target among the conservatives in the crosshairs of Obama's IRS thugs?


And the IRS is going to be overseeing Obamacare? Now isn't that just peachy?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gosnell Trial Changed the Mind of One Liberal Reporter!

"Nail salons are more tightly restricted than abortion clinics."

See the article and video here.

Call in the Marines: The Silliest Pictures of the Week

We all know what the Mawines are fow: to keep da poor widdle pwesident's suit dwy.

And this is our commander-in-chief!

Think of our troops in harms way where it's raining bullets and the administration doesn't give them the protective equipment they need to minimize casualties. But Obama can't risk a raindrop on his custom-tailored Hartmax suit. Frankly, these photos make me feel nauseated.

Hey, no rain on the Hartmax suit. It will interfere with my "classy yet refreshingly simple look.." 

Over this way, I felt a drop. No rain on the suit!

The Phony Benghazi Narrative that took Precedence over American Lives

WH Benghazi Documents Show CIA, State Both Wanted Terror References Removed from Talking Points

Obama wouldn't allow any boat rocking that challenged his phony narrative that he gutted al-Qaeda. Hey it was the modern version of Neville Chamberlain's 1938 "peace in our time" speech -- right before Hitler started to invade countries right and left. Who says history doesn't repeat itself? 

Here are the astute comments from my email buddy, Gary Morella:

Planned Parenthood: They're All about Perverting Kids

Planned Parenthood was on the steering committee of this conference engulfing young people in porn. And you thought they were helping women by providing mammograms and exams, right? Nope! PP's primary service is murdering the littlest kids. They're secondary service is turning young children into sex pots to feed into their primary service. Get to know the REAL Planned Parenthood and how they hook kids on sex.Instead of the three R's, it's the three P's - "perverting pubescent pupils." When a man in a trenchcoal does what PP does to a kid, he's arrested as a pervert and sex abuser. PP has made perversion of kids mainstream!

One More Stem Cell Success Without Cannibalizing a Baby

Embryonic stem cell research is a waste of money as well as a killer. The successes coming about from use of stem cells involve collecting them from the patient himself or use of adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cell research shows no promise for most diseases: breast cancerParkinson, or much of anything else. 

Why the big rage for ESC research. What makes the world go round? MONEY! If I get a treatment using my own stem cells, they are mine and there's no charge to use them. But if universities and research centers and big pharma can patent embryonic stem cell lines -- voila -- the cash cow.  So don't kid yourself. ESC research is not about helping people. It's ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Which is the motivation behind most of those immersed in the culture of death. Abortionists don't care about women as Kermit Gosnell, Leroy Carhart, Lois Turner, Douglas Karpan, Warren Hern, etc. amply illustrate. It's all about the money. And it's big money indeed. Here's the fee schedule from one abortion mill along with their payment policy. No personal checks -- just like your doctor and your dentist right?:
Surgical Abortion Services:
4 - 14 weeks & 6 days $400.00
15 - 16 weeks $800.00
16 weeks & 1 day - 17 weeks $950.00
17 weeks & 1 day - 18 weeks $1,150.00
18 weeks & 1 day - 19 weeks $1,600.00
19 weeks & 1 day - 20 weeks $1,800.00
20 weeks & 1 day - 21 weeks $2,000.00
21 weeks & 1 day - 22 weeks $2,200.00
• We accept cash, money orders, credit cards (Visa® | MasterCard® | Discover® | American Express®) and ATM cards (when used as a credit card) if the cardholder is present to sign for charges. We do not accept personal checks.
It's interesting to note that, while this abortion mill talks about how qualified their physicians are, they don't identify any. So there's no way a prospective patient could check up on the doc. Hmmm....let the buyer beware.

And thinking back about stem cells -- I wonder how many abortion mills sell the stem cells and other body parts of the babies they butcher. Aborting moms might ask for a cut of the profits to be made from killing their babies!

Sister Acts: From the Dissenters' Stage

How truly pitiful it is to see women who should be dedicated to the Lord performing their own personal  farce. Here are two nuns who need a good ecclessial smack-down for undermining the faith and scandalizing the faithful:

The cast of dissenters:
  • Catholic Sister Elaine Hirschenberger from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is Executive Director of a secular organization called Woman's Space (sic) in Rockford IL.​ If you go to the Womanspace website it's filled with somewhat innocuous events and ambiguous statements. They are, of course, "empowering" women and changing the world "one woman at a time." But are they transforming the world to be more Catholic? Hardly! According to the Rockford, IL Pro Life Corner "Christians began to realize something was deeply wrong with a place in Rockford called Woman’s Space (sic) when it was learned one of the founders and now Executive Director Sister Elaine Hirschenberger, presided at the funeral service for Kate Trainer, a longtime abortion advocate and employee of the notorious Rockford abortion mill."  But there's more. Woman's Space likes to stage events featuring new age paganism. They regularly feature Wiccan high priestess Selena Fox as a speaker. They also feature

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Nobody Wants to Know You Were Sodomized by Superior!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Where Will Terrorists Strike Next?

Read more here.

Clean Out the Church Closet Full of Gay Skeletons!

Scotland first...the world next!

Late-Term Abortionist Warren Hern: The Poor Victim

Exactly how many abortionists/workers have been murdered since 1973? Here's the body count (8) according to Wikipedia:

Gosnell Gets Life in Prison, but Other Butchers Still Thrive

Update: It's not Carhart; it's Douglas Karpen who runs three abortion mills in Texas. He committed the same acts that Gosnell did in Philadelphia. God help us; there are monsters in our midst who are the philosophical brothers of Josef Mengele.

While the abortion mill and abortionist are not identified in this video, it is probably Leroy Carhart who murders children in Germantown, MD. Listen to the ways this abortionist/butcher killed babies. Read more here and here and here. Gosnell may be headed for jail, but other serial killers are still on the loose!

And Lois Turner's abortion mill in Charlotte, after being closed down for safety issues, was scheduled to re-open today. Note that even abortion extremists at Planned Parenthood won't refer patients to Turner's mill! How many thousands of women get their "safe" legal abortions at Carhart and Turner's death centers?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wow! If This Judge's Ruling Stands, Free Speech for Christians is Dead!

All Muslims have to do is threaten violence against Christians and that justifies muzzling the Christians. Wow! How 'bout if Christians threaten Muslims with violence? Will the judge muzzle the Muslims?

Judge goes off deep end to shut up Christians

Tyranny, Thy Name is Obama

Liberals, as the Associated Press is finding out, are just as susceptible to the tyranny of this administration as are conservatives. The Obama administration uses the IRS, the FBI, FEMA, the EPA, the Justice Department (you name it) to crack down on their enemies. Sometimes it's harrassment, sometimes its working with the left to team attack critics. It is just business as usual for the Alinskyite community organizers. And Obama says we should trust his government? You'd have to be deaf, dumb, and blind -- especially dumb.

Earth to the New York Times....Gosnell murdered BABIES!

One of Gosnell's murder victims: a newborn baby, not a fetus.
...which said Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of killing "fetuses." No he wasn't, ignorant reporter. Once a baby is born it's no longer correct terminology to call the child a "fetus." The baby is, well, a baby or an infant. If you want to use a term that sounds less like a baby, at least call the newborn a "neonate" which is an infant fewer than four weeks old. Using the word "fetus" shows not only your ignorance, but your bias. Pro-aborts for years have used the word fetus like other bigots use the terms pollack, chink,or nigger to dehumanize.

By the way, the word fetus simply means "young one" in Latin. 

New York Times Reports Kermit Gosnell Guilty of Killing “Fetuses”

White House Scandals In the News...

Scandal Politics Sweep Capitol Hill  Surprise! And Alinskyite political organizer uses corrupt tactics to accomplish his goals. Whether its targeting conservative groups for IRS harrassment or siccing the Justice Dept. on Associated Press reporters, this administration is corrupt to its core. Pray that the truth will out.

DOJ tracked 20 phone lines at AP.  Shades of Watergate using technological break-ins instead of physical!

Administration knows nothing!  They never do, eh? Which means they are either liars or incompetent. 

Faultfinder-in-chief blames Rush Limbaugh for Washington gridlock.   LOL! This is just too funny for words!

Presidents in Denial: No Wonder Trust in Government is at an All-Time Low!

Richard Nixon: "I am not a crook."

Bill Clilnton: "I did not have sex with that woman."

Barack Obama: "There was no cover up."

Well, it all depends on the meaning of crook, is, and cover up.

As for Benghazi, Obama's story is continually changing. The timeline shows that the administration was very reluctant to call it terrorism and were still blaming the stupid video for weeks after the attack. Here's the timeline according to Fox News:
  • Sept. 11 - Benghazi attack 
  • Sept 12 - Obama rose garden phrase condemning "acts of terror" but later says it's "too early" to  figure out what happened. 
  • Sept 14 -  Press secretary Jay Carney denies it was a pre-planned attack. Hillary Clinton blames the internet video at a ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base. (Clinton's comments on the video begin around shortly after minute 16.) 
  • Sept 16 - Susan Rice blames Benghazi on a "protest" relating to the video. 
  • Sept 20 - Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center responds to a question in a Senate meeting and calls the attack "terrorism." However, he also continues the administration narrative that it was a spontaneous operation, not a pre-planned attack.
It's interesting that in the midst of the whistleblowers testifying on the hill, the IRS scandal hit as well. In view of the IRS targeting conservative groups, does anyone really believe anything this administration claims? And does anyone buy the story that it was IRS underlings who decided to target the conservative groups? I used to be a civil servant years ago and I just don't believe it. The whole scenario reminds me of Nixon's "enemies list." And remember Rahm Emmanuel and his dead fish comments or Obama's statement that if they bring a knife to the fight we bring a gun. This is a president who lies outright, drops facts down the memory hole, makes things up as he goes along, demonizes his opponents, and creates division whenever he opens his mouth.

Pray for the truth to come out about Benghazi. The families of the victims deserve it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us!

Today is the 96th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to the three little shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal. She warned the little ones about what would happen if men did not turn away from their sins. It is hard to imagine what is in store for us when you consider the state of the world compared to 1917. I can only think that a small percentage of the world's population committed to praying in reparation for sin and doing penance for the sins of the world is holding back the wrath of God. Turn to Mary. She is the most perfect mother ever to live and she intercedes for us, her children, continually before the throne of God. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

I love to read Lucia's account of the Fatima apparitions and see the devotion inspired in herself and her little cousins, Jacinta and Francisco. In honor of the day, I read some of Fatima in Lucia's Own Words. She describes Franciso's love for our Lady:
He said to me on one occasion: "I loved seeing the Angel [who appeared to them several weeks before the first apparition to prepare them], but I loved still more seeing Our Lady. What I loved most of all was to see Our Lord in that light from Our Lady which penetrated our hearts. I love God so much! But He is very sad because of so many sins! We must never commit any sins again."... From time to time, he said: "Our Lady told us that we would have much to suffer, but I don't mind. I'll suffer all that she wishes! What I want is to go to heaven!" 
One day, when I showed how unhappy I was over the persecution now beginning both in my family and outside, Francisco tried to encourage me with these words: "Never mind! Didn't Our Lady say that we would have much to suffer, to make reparation to Our Lord and to her own Immaculate Heart for all the sins by which They are offended? They are so sad! If we can console them with these sufferings, how happy we shall be."
Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of us would echo Francisco. "What I want is to go to heaven!" That one short sentence could change our lives. Please, Lord, give me the desire to want nothing but to go to heaven.

Gosnell Found Guilty on Three First Degree Murder Charges!

See LifeSiteNews

Every abortionist is a murderer, some just choose larger victims and kill them outside the mom's body if they manage to survive the abortion.

How a Nation Loses the Faith

Holland once was a Catholic country. After the Protestant revolt, the country split into 60% Protestant and 40% Catholic. Today only 2% of four million Dutch Catholics practice the faith. All I can say is, "Remember the Dutch Catechism," released by the Dutch bishops in 1969. Its heretical teachings helped to destroy the faith along with the other things mentioned in the Vortex. Can it happen here? If we don't stand up against the errors of our bishops and defend our Constitutional rights, it definitely can. Fight while you still have the right! We are, after all, the Church Militant!

All Creatures Great and Small...

The Lord God loves them all. And so do I! Visit our Camp Kreitzer nature center.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Looks Like a Book and a DVD for Elvis and the "Bigger Elvis" Fans

For more go here.

Father-in-law of the Bride: Liar, Cheat, Embezzler, Democrat Congressman

ED MEZVINSKY -- Chelsea Clinton's Father-in-law!

Have you ever heard of him? Do you think you would have heard of him if he was father-in-law to the Bush girls? My first thought was "birds of a feather flock together."

Mezvinsky bilked taxpayers of $10 million, about the same amount that Chelsea and her hubby spent on their 5,000 square foot New York apartment. Where do you think all that money came from, eh?

Exposing the Bloody Liberals

With Blood on Their Hands is an excellent analysis of the bloody ambitious tyrants in the administration who have happily sold our soldiers and others down the river while coddling terrorists. Benghazi will no doubt disappear down the memory hole as a complicit media once again gives their liberal heroes a pass on their craven actions. There is nothing these Saul Alinsky clones can do that will alienate them from worshipful sycophants like MSNBC's Christ Matthews. Somehow the press principle, "If it bleeds it leads," only applies to blood shed on a conservative's watch. The Liberal bloodbath, no matter how scandalous, is as invisible to the press as the spot on Lady Macbeth's hand. They are treating Benghazi and Seal Team 6 the same way they treated Kermit Gosnell's bloody house of horrors, i.e., not at all.

How the mighty 4th estate has fallen! No wonder distrust in the media has hit an all-time high!

If You Can Read This, Thank Your Teacher: Mom!

Ever seen that slightly different message on a bumper sticker? It says "thank a teacher" without the "Mom."

But who are the first teachers, the primary teachers?

Moms and dads, especially stay-at-home moms who teach their children everything from how to play patty-cake, to saying their first words, to making the Sign of the Cross, to counting and learning colors, to brushing their teeth and putting their shoes on the right feet. And for teaching the virtues: honesty, modesty, kindness, prudence, etc.

Yup, moms are the best! Thanks to my mom today and every day! I'm praying for you today, Mom, in thanksgiving for life and all the joys and sorrows that go with it.

Some special memories crowd in today so I'll list some things I'm thankful for:

  • that beautiful pink organdy graduation dress you made me for eighth grade. I was still wearing it in college!
  •  for porcupine balls made in the pressure cooker (one of my favorite dinners) and all those endless meals you cooked and served for our large family, 
  • for all the 6:30 a.m. morning Masses together at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 
  • for cookie-baking and sewing lessons - I still remember that vest I made for my first project,
  • for teaching me how to make a bed with hospital corners,
  • for your cheerful disposition that continues to be reflected in all your children,
  • for your impeccable English that helped us all score well on the verbal SATs by just picking the choices that "sounded right,"
  • for all those years of faithful service to your family of twelve -- especially our dinners together every night -- they were the "Eucharist" of our family's "domestic church." 
Your legacy continues to bless us into the next generation.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Falsely Accused: The Trial of Gordon MacRae

Money is a big motivator and I have no doubt that there were innocent priests caught up in the horrendous sex abuse scandals because somebody saw a cash cow and hired an unscrupulous lawyer to milk it. Just make an accusation and get the payoff. Unfortunately, an accusation of sex abuse was often all it took to ruin a priest's reputation and bishops were quick to throw the accused under the bus to divert attention from their own cover ups.

The idea that an accusation equals guilt flies in the face of our legal system of presumed innocence, but in many dioceses an accusation was all it took to get a priest booted and a diocese to make a payout jeopardizing the investigation and determination of guilt. How many innocent men were caught up amidst the guilty? How many never got a fair hearing in court?

Fr. MacRae certainly seems to be one of them. Reading his story is shocking and sad. Dorothy Rabinowitz who wrote about Father in 2005 just published an updated article in the Wall Street Journal. Check it out here and the original story here. And you can also read Fr. MacRae's writings at These Stone Walls.

Democrats: Make it rich in politics and attack rich conservatives! What hypocrites!

Democrats are such hypocrites. They are always attacking the rich, but they are among the richest. Check out Al Gore. His dad wasn't a railroad, oil, or manufacturing tycoon. He was a Tennessee politician for over 35 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and then Senator. The younger Al Gore followed in Daddy's footsteps and has magnified the family fortune to over $300 million. He's richer than Romney according to Forbes. Gore was a politicians from 1977 to 2001 and has used promotion of "green energy" to build his fortune exponentially. Isn't it interesting that the government of which he was a part was so quick to invest in the greenies. Taxpayers ended up holding the bag for the $500 million dollar loan to Solyndra. It's so easy to spend other people's money! As for Gore, he raked money in hand over fist peddling green energy and global warming hysteria hyped by both government and media.

Nancy Pelosi' daddy was the son of Italian immigrants who got into politics early on after working as an insurance broker. Nancy didn't run until after her children were grown. Poor thing. She's only worth $35 million, but has had a big boost in recent years. Must be her charming personality.

Bill and Hillary Clinton are particularly interesting since they came from relatively humble backgrounds although Hillary's dad did well in the textile industry. The Clinton's made most of their substantial fortune ($38 million)  after Bill's term as president peddling books and doing speaking engagement, although Hillary made a small fortune from shady transactions in cattle futures when Bill was Attorney General of Arkansas.

Now I don't begrudge rich folk their money whatever their party. But Democrats invariably attack conservatives for having money while they make the average taxpayer a whole lot poorer so they can give other people's money away buying votes and influence. The cost of the Obamacare "train wreck" on the middle class is just starting to be exposed. But these big spending hypocrites peddle themselves as altruistic even when their personal history of charitable giving is almost nil.

Think of the Founders of this country, many of whom died broke because they really did pledge their "fortunes" to the cause of freedom. How likely are we to find that among today's politicians?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Service Men and Women are just Cannon Fodder to Liberals

Navy SEAL Team VI Families Reveal Government’s Culpability in Death of Their Sons at National Press Club

Poor Obama if the Seals "had been captured or killed."

"The downside would have been horrible for him." 

But Navy Seals WERE killed in Benghazi and this administration deliberately left them and the ambassador and others undefended while they went to their comfortable beds. The Seals were the ones who minimized the casualties in Benghazi not our craven, "out of touch" commander-in-chief and his despicable minions. Impeachment is too kind for this man. But you won't see the liberal press who hounded Richard Nixon out of office over Watergate demand Obama's impeachment. Unborn babies are expendable to them and so are our service men and women. 

Pray for our poor country with these evil people at the helm!

We Thank You, Lord, for the Fruit of the Vine

Read about our wine adventure here. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Today Should be Ascension Thursday...

....but Thursday in my diocese is on Sunday. (Yes, sounds crazy doesn't it?)  What's wrong with this picture?  Has watering down the faith made Catholics more zealous or more committed to Christ?

Not that I've noticed.

Give us back Ascension THURSDAY as a holy day of obligation instead of moving it to the nearest Sunday. There are few enough obligations on Catholics these days. Sundays and a handful of holy days is little enough to give the Lord of the universe in return for His great love of us.

Two thumbs up to the dioceses that still celebrate Ascension Thursday on Thursday. They include Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Omaha.

My husband and I wouldn't think of missing Mass on the REAL Ascension Thursday (today) even if we did hear readings for the 6th Thursday of Easter. As for Ascension Thursday Sunday -- well, let's just say it's a head-shaker!

Rembrandt and Beethoven Together: What's Not to Like?

Magnificat Covers: Beautiful Art for Meditation

One of my favorite things about the Magnificat prayer book is the lovely religious art both on the cover and the art article in the back. This month the cover is particularly lovely; Can't We Dream by Pierre-Marie Dumont. Art provides such fruit for meditation. And this painting is truly an invitation to dream and meditate on the Holy Family in Nazareth and on motherhood which seems especially appropriate as we approach Mothers Day.

Consider how moms create memories for their children and share their dreams for the future. Mary stands on the bottom step looking back which I think of as remembering the past, the strong heritage of family. "Remember, Jesus, that you are descended from kings and warriors. You are a king and will fight the enemy like David to save your people."

Behind her the steps climb up. Is that the temple of Jerusalem in the background? Do the steps climb up to Jesus' ministry climaxing in Jerusalem? Do they prefigure the climb up Calvary Hill? Perhaps, but at this moment captured by the artist, they are shrouded in a misty light clouding the future. Each step will have its own challenges; they will not be climbed all at once.  And Mother Mary will be there at each stage of the journey with her Son, the model for all moms who never stop accompanying their children and grandchildren on the adventure of life.

If you are fortunate enough to have your mom still with you, why don't you call her today and tell her you love her! Why wait until Sunday? She may die from the shock, but she'll appreciate it for sure! And to all you mothers out there, Happy Mothers' Day a few days early.