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Friday, July 31, 2015

Question of the Day on Health Care and Planned Parenthood

I'm scratching my head....

Since we have Obamacare, why do we need Planned Parenthood to provide, as they claim, health care for "poor and underserved" women? Isn't Obamacare supposed to be solving all health care problems? So why, exactly, do we need Planned Parenthood?

Maybe Cecile Richards can tell us how President Obama would answer that question since she's been to the White House 39 times since 2009. Check it out. But maybe they were talking about campaign donations and keeping the $528 million+ in taxpayer money flowing into the murder giant's coffers.

And are we surprised that White House is defending Planned Parenthood? Not hardly. After all, Obama wouldn't want his daughters "punished with a baby" if they got pregnant. As if a child born outside wedlock is somehow less worthy of respect than any others.

Note how, in the video below, the reporter identifies the New York Times and others as "supporters" of Planned Parenthood. Yup, the Times ceased being a "news"paper years ago. Every page in that rag advocates for liberalism as do most of the mainstream media outlets, which is why we need real investigative citizen-journalists to tell the stories the liberal hucksters are covering up. I'm sending the Center for Medical Progress a donation. I hope you will too.

One of the Side Benefits of Natural Family Planning

How Knowing Your Fertility Can Catch Diseases Early

I taught Natural Family Planning (NFP) at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. for 15 years with my husband. It was a great experience. And what a blessing NFP was for our marriage especially when I had cancer and was on chemo and my cycles went haywire!

Our bodies are integrated. If something is going wrong in one part of the body, it's likely to affect other parts. NFP is a wonderful way to understand the gift of fertility with which we've been blessed. It's especially helpful for couples having infertility problems. I once had a client who came to a follow up class and told me her infertility doctor asked her where she "learned to do that." (i.e., chart her cycles) It eliminated several tests he would have run. Another client had a doctor who was treating her to get rid of the normal discharge associated with ovulation! I think I'd switch doctors.

It's a good idea to take some responsibility for your own health, and NFP can be part of that. It truly is part of the good news for the family.

How the Elites Used Knowledge of Human Behavior to Manipulate the Masses

A friend recommended the documentary, The Century of Self, and I'm finding it fascinating, especially the impact of Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, an expert at manipulating the masses using psychological techniques that identified their underlying desires. Bernays was diabolically brilliant!

It certainly explains Madison Avenue manipulation and political propaganda. Planned Parenthood is using it right now with their hiring of a "crisis management firm" to control the disaster caused by the release of the videos showing their barbarism.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another Gruesome Video from One of the Biggest Planned Parenthood Facilities in the Country

And read this article. Planned Parenthood is up to its neck in illegal activity, masked in order to make the most money while pretending the fees are just covering their costs. As for their providing "health care," get real! Anything they offer that's truly health care, like pap smears and STD testing, is a minuscule part of their business easily provided by state health departments. Planned Parenthood is nothing but a giant leech gorging on the taxpayers. Defund and prosecute!

You Think Selling Baby Body Parts is Something New? Think Again!

If you're against abortion, raise your hand!

People have been absolutely shocked and horrified about Planned Parenthood's evil participation in "harvesting" and selling baby body parts.

It's nothing new, folks! Note the date on this article -- 1999. 

The killing and profiting is decades old -- which just goes to show that people need to SEE and HEAR the evil before they will wake up and react to the horror. And that is why General Dwight Eisenhower insisted that the German people go through the concentration camps and SEE what their silence and cooperation helped cause.

Read the article below and resolve NEVER to cooperate with evil by your silence and inaction. My comments are in red.

Body Parts for Sale - Fetal Harvesting

By Mona Charen - Nationally Syndicated Columnist

November 9, 1999

Can We Get Rid of John Boehner? Please!

I got this email from Ken Cuccinelli today. Wouldn't be wonderful to get rid of that political crybaby wimp John Boehner. I'm embarrassed that the man calls himself a Catholic. His politics have always seemed to be his first priority. If he had to choose between a seat in Congress and a seat in heaven, I'm not sure he'd put Almighty God above the Almighty Republican Congressional caucus. I just called my representative in Congress, Bob Goodlatte. I hope you'll call yours!
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My Fellow Virginians,

An amazing thing happened yesterday, although it hasn’t gotten much attention… yet!

Yesterday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows courageously submitted a “Motion to Vacate the Chair.”  The “Chair” in this case is Speaker Boehner.  If successful, Congressman Meadows’ motion would remove Congressman Boehner as Speaker of the House, and allow for a vote on a new Speaker.

Maybe America can actually get a principled leader at the helm of the House?!  What a change that would be!  And what a step forward for America!

What Exactly Is It?

The Motion to Vacate the Chair is a privileged motion.  This means that – if Cong. Meadows forces it forward – it cannot be blocked by the Speaker or his leadership team using procedural tactics or the Rules Committee.  They will have to have a vote of the entire House of Representatives.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What Are We to Make of This? Pope Francis, Who Are You?

Mayoral Conference Features Only Loony Left US Politicos, Hailed by Francis as “Conscience of Humanity”

How I want to believe we have a pope who is truly a man after God's own heart. How difficult the pope makes it for me to believe it. This latest Vatican meeting adds one more confusing (and toxic?) ingredient to the papal soup pot.

What a photo op for these ghouls of the left all of whom favor ripping babies limb from limb and call sodomy "marriage." But for the pope to label these death peddlers the "conscience of humanity!" It sets my head spinning and my heart aching.

Head of Murder Inc., Cecile Richards, Says Center for Medical Progress is Behind Abortion Mill Bombings!

Planned Parenthood almost got these twins.  It would have
been double the money for hearts, livers, arms, legs....
Wow! Planned Parenthood is really losing it. Trying to take the spotlight off their own egregious trafficking in baby body parts, Cecile Richards is making slanderous statements about the undercover reporters exposing Planned Parenthood's illegal and horrifying actions.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulis, Cecile Richards had the gall to claim they make no money from selling baby body parts. She's a liar and her statement that the undercover reporters are responsible for murdering doctors and bombing abortion mills is defamatory and slanderous.

Richards also claims that women depend on Planned Parenthood for their health care. What health care? Their primary business is abortion -- killing babies for money.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Traditional Marriage: An Endangered Species

Somebody emailed me today about an article I wrote several years ago which is on the Les Femmes website. Rereading the article, I realized it is as relevant today, especially with the Synod on the Family coming up, as it was when I wrote it in 2010. And so I post some of it here with a link back to the original:
In the past century the relentless attack on the institution of marriage has made it an endangered species. Individuals like Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, John Rock and Gregory Pincus, inventors of the pill, feminist leaders like Betty Friedan, gay activists and liberal politicians have all worked diligently to relegate traditional marriage to the ash heap of history. Unfortunately, some ostensibly Catholic laity and even priests and religious have joined them. In light of this, can the institution survive or is it in danger of extinction? Statistics paint a grim picture with more than 43% of first marriages failing.1Failures rise with multiple marriages. And many cohabitating couples never marry at all. It’s not surprising that this should happen in the century which, according to a vision of Pope Leo XIII, God gave Satan free reign to do his worst.2 But statistics never tell the entire story and, for the Christian, anthropology is incomplete without recognizing God’s intervention. He always gives hope.  (Read More...)

Latest Horror from the Planned Parenthood Body Snatchers

Read more at Planned Parenthood Body Parts Trade.

The Golden Calf in the U.S. and the Children of Satan: Make Reparation!

Remember what happened to the people of Israel when they made a golden calf? God promised to punish them, and, as their rebellion continued, they ended up wandering in the desert for 40 years until their evil generation died off. A trip that should have taken only a few weeks took 40 years!

How will God punish us for the abominations taking place in the U.S.? When idols to Satan are erected in major cities, one had best look for the judgment. But after all, we have to realize that after decades of human sacrifice to Satan (i.e., abortion and murder of the helpless handicapped and elderly), raising a statue to the evil one is anti-climactic.

But it shows how brazen the devil is becoming. No longer need he hide his evil. The culture celebrates him, rejecting the love and mercy of God and exchanging it for debauchery and slavery to sin. And those who don't necessarily celebrate, shrug their shoulders and talk about "tolerance" and "choice." Silence in the face of blasphemy against God is a serious evil. Mortal sins of omission are common today! Are you among the silent acquiescing, or even applauding, these evils?

Watch the two videos below and then consider what you will do to make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary so wounded by our evil culture.

"O Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the Face of Thy Son Jesus. We present It to Thee with confidence, to implore Thy pardon. The All-Merciful Advocate opens His mouth to plead our cause; hearken to His cries, behold His tears, O God, and through His infinite merits hearken to Him when He intercedes for us poor miserable sinners. Amen."

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vaccine Industry Will Destroy Any Doctor Voicing Reservations if They Can!

But they failed in this case.

Dr. Jack Wolfson cleared of all charges for exercising his free speech rights on the issue of vaccine risks and the stupidity of blind medical obedience
Like many physicians who tell the truth about vaccine side effects and potential dangers, Dr. Wolfson received death threats and was threatened with violence. This is more common than you might suppose -- the very same industry that routinely commits medical violence against children in the form of toxic vaccine ingredients is also well-known for encouraging and even organizing online threats of violence against physicians who are attempting to help protect children. 

Would You Make a Quadriplegic a Marine? Keep Same-Sex Attracted Men Out of the Seminary!

Michael Voris recently got lambasted by many for calling out a seminary where the men were told to wear bathrobes to avoid being "an occasion of sin" for seminarians who might be "same-sex attracted." He rightly asked why these men are allowed to continue as seminarians. Will their attraction to other seminarians and, perhaps, adolescent boys in the parishes they serve disappear with ordinatin? Hardly! They simply do not belong in the seminary.

I admit that when I read the seminary priest's letter about the "offensive" Vortex I was temporarily hoodwinked by his overwhelming verbiage. But, after reflecting further, I realized Voris was right on! There is no place in the seminary for men who are attracted to other men. It is uncharitable to allow them to continue in an environment of constant temptation and it is unfair to the men with the normal urges of men who would make good husbands and fathers. They actually make a heroic sacrifice, giving up wives and families to dedicate themselves to their bride, Holy Mother Church. The same-sex attracted give up nothing and, instead, find a haven where they can receive all the respect and admiration they crave while they engage in retreats, vacations, and living situations that may very well be significant occasions of sin.

That is not to say that those who are same-sex attracted do not deserve our compassion and consideration. They certainly have struggles like all of us sinners. But they should NEVER be allowed in the seminaries and they should NEVER be ordained. We've seen the price paid by parishes and families when this common-sense rule is ignored. They are not fit for the priesthood any more than a quadriplegic is fit to be a Marine or a fireman. It doesn't mean he isn't a valuable person loved by God and deserving of respect. But he doesn't have what it takes to fulfill the mission!

Terry Nelson at Abbey Roads has a great post on this. Please read it!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Want to live in the Land of Milk and Honey?

Become a Bee keeper. 

Meditation for Sunday: We Don't Belong to Ourselves

Whenever I hear someone talking as if he is the ultimate arbiter of his own existence, I can't help shaking my head. None of us owns himself. No matter how much we want to believe we do, it simply isn't true.

Some things do belong to me. If someone pulls into MY driveway to visit, he comes to MY house (and the mortgage company's). My husband and I own it. We bought it from the former owner who proved he had a clear title to the property and he sold it to us.

An Uncertain Trumpet Sound

By Fr. Tom Collins

Obama's fundamental transformation of America is coming to fruition. Apparently "Hope and Change" can only be realized by ensuring that valuable parts of a living pre-born child are carefully harvested in the process of "terminating a pregnancy". After all, Obama's aides have pointed out that we should never allow a crisis go to waste - especially if it is a crisis pregnancy!

Note that the HHS has determined such "pre-natal care" is one of the key linchpins of "good medical practice"and "social justice". This must apparently be in harmony with Church teaching and discipline. After all, in 2012, did not the President of the USCCB, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, with apparently no opposition from the Vatican, give the closing benediction to the Democratic National Convention, which had just decisively reaffirmed that no pre-born child should have the right to live?
It thus seems that callously butchering living pre-born children and making a few extra dollars by harvesting their organs have become integral dimensions of the ever-evolving re-definition of "social justice" - even among large portions of the Roman Catholic community.

The time will soon come when the measure we measure out to the most helpless of Christ's brethren will be measured out to us, as God finally allows Mother Earth to exercise her "right to choose" in natural disasters beyond comprehension. And remember, Obama and the Democratic Party have decisively asserted that any who have the audacity to survive an abortion should not be given any life-sustaining support - so any relief given to those who survive a natural disaster would be a
violation of Mother Earth's "right to choose". 
May all of us come to sincere repentance and reform before it is too late!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vaccines Safe? Don't Be So Quick to Believe it, Expert Says!

Scientist and Stem Cell Expert Says Don't Be So Quick to Believe Vaccines Are Safe

"Dr. Theresa Deisher is no stranger to science, research, and ethics. She holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University and has spent over 20 years in commercial biotechnology before founding Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI), which promotes consumer awareness about the widespread use of electively aborted fetal material in drug discovery, development, and commercialization.....

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Shroud of Turin: The Photograph of Christ for an Unbelieving Age

I love to meditate on the face of Jesus from the Shroud of Turin. Think of it. In the first century a photograph of Christ was produced (No one knows how.) at the time of the resurrection. The video series was produced with just a small video camera, but the power point presentation has been incorporated with the video to show the presentation much more clearly. This would be a great series to use as a meditation in Lent or on Fridays any time. Thanks to Dr. Schneider (who happens to be my brother.) for doing this series. I plan to watch the full program many times.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

They Claim Brain Death is True Death? This Baby was Born with NO BRAIN.

...only a brain stem. Nickolas Coke lived to be three years old and long enought to welcome a new baby brother.

Compare this with the mindless declaration of the death of Jahi McMath by the Oakland coroner in December 2013. Jahi is still alive and here's what neonatologist Dr. Paul Byrne wrote on her Facebook page on June 4th:

She Said, "I want to live." They killed her anyway.

This is what's happening more and more. A patient can say, "I want to live," and they remove food and water and kill her anyway. Carol was murdered in 2008. Just goes to show how much a patient saying "I want to live," matters to medical staff who supposedly care about patients. She was meant to die and she MUST die.

Human Life on the "Clearance Rack"

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,
 is the first and only object of good government.

I just added a new list of links to my page. (Check out the Grim Reaper on the right.) I dare to say, studying those sites should be a top priority for every adult on the planet, especially aging Baby Boomers. 

Back in 1973 when the Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers predicted that euthanasia was right behind. Of course the "pro-choicers" (actually, pro-baby killers) all pooh-poohed the prediction. I remember debating a number of times on the subject and the opposition were obviously all working from the same playbook. "Just because you raise the speed limit to 50 miles an hour," they would say, "doesn't mean you'll raise it to 70."  As if that had anything to do with debasing the dignity of human life and reducing its value to zero. Let's face it, once the little shop of horrors puts a "price tag" on life, a "sale" is inevitable. And, after killing millions of babies with unlimited potential since 1973, we are rapidly moving those with limited potential to the "clearance rack," especially the vulnerable elderly.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Too Little, Too Late by Fr. Tom Collins

Cardinal Dolan gives invocation at Democrats' convention.
Sadly, for Obama and the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood's policy of "harvesting" and selling the tissues and organs of aborted babies is a virtuous act of heroism by women, who have generously donated parts of their bodies, so that they can be sold by abortionists for medical research. After all, as Dr. Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death" at Auschwitz, pointed out, they were going to be killed anyway. So why not make some extra money from their deaths?

And Catholic "pro-choice" politicians correctly point out that many bishops continue to acquiesce to their contention that the Eucharistic Christ wants to regularly ratify with His Own Body and Blood the morality of their abortion agenda. If the silence of our bishops continues to concede to this "pro-choice" contention that Christ considers the barbaric butchering of babies in utero as a legitimate dimension of "social justice", is it any wonder that the courts do not take seriously the Church's conscientious objections to the HHS contraception-abortion mandate? Indeed, the Church's liturgical practice for decades has shown that this is not really a serious moral issue. How can the Church legitimately object to a practice, which she herself routinely ratifies through one of the most sacred actions of her liturgy?
And did not the President of the USCCB give the Democratic Party Convention his benediction as that party was demanding not only more contraception and abortion, but also the legal redefinition of marriage to include sodomite relationships? How is it that a Cardinal of the Catholic Church would freely bless a group pro-actively promoting actions in clear violation of his Church's basic moral convictions?
Sadly, solid evidence has been accumulating over the years to indicate that the bureaucracy at the USCCB has incrementally become merely a sycophantic branch of the Democratic Party. I cannot help but wonder how much more perversion will be required before the Vatican and the USCCB finally recognize that the agenda of the Democratic Party has declined beyond degeneracy into the promotion of intrinsic evil. Its whole agenda is based upon policies that aim to abort our posterity, our morality, our economy, our military and our polity. And all this is done to promote political cronyism, perversion and promiscuity as linchpins of "social justice" and the New World Order.
I pray that God may show more mercy on us than we have shown to our posterity! And may we finally come to take seriously the dire warnings given to us by Our Blessed Mother nearly a century ago at Fatima!

Those Who Are Ignorant of History Are Often Anti-Religious Bigots!

Hillaire Belloc - early 20th c. historian
I was on a website recently reading the comments. Sadly the amount of X-rated name calling, not to mention ignorance, was staggering. If you want to read some of what passes for discussion today, check it out here.

Now I try (and often fail) to argue in the classical sense. You know -- define your terms, present your argument (i.e. your thesis backed up by facts), and ask cogent questions of your opponent in the debate. I try not to rant. What you'll notice if you bother to scroll through the comments is that ranting is exactly what is going on. "I'm an atheist.. and you are an f...... blockhead!" pretty much summarizes some of the "comments on the article.

Now if I were the moderator at Spero Forum I would not allow that obscenity to be posted. But I'm not. The reason, however, that I found the discussion so interesting was the obvious ignorance of so many of those commenting. One self-described atheist blames religion for all the evils of history. You can guess what he refers to as "proof"--

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wow! Two Thumbs Up for Brit Hume!

I'd like to know this man better. His son committed suicide in 1998 and after that life-changing event he turned his life over to Christ. He spoke to The Blaze about it in 2012:
Hume told Brody that, throughout his adult life, he gave very little thought to God and his faith. But the untimely death of his son caused that to change radically. Looking back on the painful period in his life, the Fox News analyst said that he quickly realized that many of the events that happened could only be explained as being God-ordained.
“When my son died in 1998, you know, when something shattering like that happens, I think it’s likely to be moment or can well be a moment where you find out what you really believe, and as horrible as that was, and it was bad, and it was heartbreaking and it was unexpected and it was very painful, I had the feeling through it all, that God was there,” he told Brody. “That He would rescue me from grief and pain, and that, I would get through it, and I knew I believed, and I knew it with enormous force.”
Pray for Brit Hume and for his son, Sandy. At Fatima Mary said many sinners go to hell because they have no one to pray for them. Let us lift up Sandy and pray he repented in the seconds between firing the gun and dying. Mary, refuge of sinners, pray for him.

Ah...How the Liars Lie: Planned Parenthood and Another Dr. Mengele

Planned Parenthood is a satanic organization. They imitate their boss who was a liar and a murderer from the beginning. This doctor is clearly willing to do whatever it takes to get the dough. I had to laugh when she said, "The money isn't important to me." What a hoot after she's expressed concern about putting out a "lowball" figure that would reduce their profits.

Now I wonder what hospitals get when they "harvest" the organs of adult accident victims. Or is the  money in the transplant procedures? Someone needs to do an investigation on that! How much for a heart? A liver? A pancreas? Intestines?... from the body parts cafeteria?

Here's the full footage for those with the stomach to listen to the whole thing.

Get Out the Smelling Salts! The Vortex on Sacred Heart Seminary

UPDATE 7-25: Mike Voris comes back addressing the criticism leveled at Church Militant TV after running the initial report. I can't disagree with any of Mike Voris' comments and his conclusion that men with same-sex attraction SHOULD NOT BE IN THE SEMINARY. If men in towels are an occasion of sin to seminarians, those men SHOULD NOT BE IN THE SEMINARY! Check out Voris' response here.

UPDATE 7-22: And then again...maybe not. I received this email from a friend. Sometimes you aren't sure who to believe. But in view of Mike Voris' own words about the excellent teaching at the seminary...well...did his source have an ax to grind? Of course, the same thing was said about Michael Rose's sources for Good-Bye, Good Men. (Sigh.)

Hi (name redacted), Here's an email the faculty received from Fr. Battersby, the Vice-rector of SHMS, regarding Michael Voris's ivdeo:
Dear Colleagues, Before I address Michael Voris' scurrilous account of a house meeting which I conducted in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year, I would like to pose a question. Should we be surprised that as we (Dr. Smith, et al) host a conference on the whole issue of SSA that the enemy would fire broadsides at us? Let's pray to St, Michael and St. Benedict for our protection, also, let us pray for the courage to resist an evil report. First, the statement attributed to a faculty member was a misquote of a statement I made to the Theology House.

Monday, July 20, 2015

It Can Never Happen Here! Right?

Americans like to pat themselves on the back, talk about their American exceptionalism, and pride themselves on being better than the rest of the world. But the fact remains that mankind is fallen and pride "goeth before destruction." Our Founding Fathers were, in many cases, principled men who gave us a government, a republic, based on godly principles (which were not, even then, fully practiced - as slavery so tragically demonstrates). Our history is filled with examples of government and private citizens exploiting people, generally for profit. You see it in the treatment of the Indians constantly driven from land deeded to them when its value was desired by others as well as in the practice of indentured servitude and in the factories and mills populated by exploited workers. You could say our history is a record of broken promises.

But now let's come to the past 80 years. After World War II Americans looked with horror at what happened in Nazi Germany.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

How Are Heretical Bishops to Be Treated?

Modernists LUV Vatican II, and seem to ignore every council before it. But it obviously wasn't the first one or it wouldn't be called Vatican II (duh). And here's a pithy quote I found at that describes exactly what should be done about heretical bishops (of which we seem to have an abundance these days). 

The Nature of Pastoral Ministry

by Fr. Tom Collins

Many of the issues confronting the Church today are based upon a fundamental question about the nature of pastoral ministry. Is the primary purpose of such ministry to help people feel good about themselves, or is it to help people be true to themselves, to God and to others? 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Full Footage of Planned Parenthood Baby Body Part Video with Dr. Vivisection

If you think the short video released was edited unfairly to make Planned Parenthood look bad, think again. Here's the full footage of the interview with Deborah Nucatola, a modern Dr. Mengele, cavalierly discussing  Planned Parenthood's atrocities over salmon, salad, and wine. Now why does this remind me of the National Socialist Party with their prison symphonies in the concentration camps?

Marriage: The Heart of the Matter

Since the Supreme Court's terrible ruling my pastor, Fr. Michael Dobbins, has given several homilies pointing out our own culpability in bringing about this evil assault on God's plan for marriage. It's a good time to examine our consciences and reflect on how our past (and perhaps present) sinful choices contributed to the ruling. 

There has been much discussion in the past week and a half regarding the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to legalize same sex marriage in every state of the union. Many people rejoiced and many were outraged by the decision. As Catholics, we do not believe that marriage can be anything other than the union of one man to one woman for the totality of life. To look at this decision with anger and to be angry with the justices who rendered the majority decision is to be very short sighted. This is a decision very long in the making.

At the heart of the issue is a question: What is marriage?

Harvesting Organs: Human Trafficking and Killing for Cash

Selling body parts is big business, It's just one more example of human trafficking. Now that Planned Parenthood's involvement in the gruesome business is exposed, their top ghouls are defending the practice claiming that patients "want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, treatments and cures for serious diseases." Ah's all at the request of the patients. 

Get real! Planned Parenthood has been a blood sucking, cash loving murder machine ever since its founding in 1921 as the American Birth Control League. Margaret Sanger was instructing women how to bring on their periods from the beginning. She's always portrayed as being opposed to abortion while she was urging selfie abortions back in 1914 in her brochure on family limitation. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Attention Oregon - When the Animals Start to Act Strange, Head for the Hills!

Fears grow as seismologists warn massive earthquake could hit US northwest coast within 50 years
The big one is coming and are we really surprised that it's going to hit Oregon, the death capitol of the country? Oregon is one of the few states in the country that allows physician-assisted suicide, but it is also one of the most liberal on all social issues. There is no doubt that liberalism kills. It especially kills the soul. And this country is the Land of Loony Liberalism on steroids!

Remember Jonah? He went to Nineveh and walked from one end of the city to the other warning the people that the Lord was going to destroy the city in three days. What happened? The people repented in sackcloth and ashes. The disaster was averted.

Could that happen in the United States? Of course. But the U.S. doesn't seem too interested in repenting. Something like 20 million people on Facebook celebrated sodomite marriage by putting the sodomy rainbow on their profiles. How do you think God liked that? It was He who designed marriage between one man and one woman creating a union of love for the creation of children and their upbringing. It's His book that describes what happened to the city that gave sodomy its name.

Personally, I fully expect to see an increase in natural disasters in the United States. You can't flip off God without serious repercussions. I hope all believers will imitate the little children of Fatima who offered all the sufferings that came their way for poor sinners and made many heroic sacrifices to save sinners from hell. We can mitigate disasters by our prayers and sufferings. Please pray for our poor, distressed country.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Ain't It the Truth!

Never Lose Hope -- Behold the Holy Face of Jesus

I've spoken to many people lately who are so downhearted about the state of the world and Holy Mother Church that they are tempted to lose hope. God forbid!  I agree that poor Holy Mother Church is a battered bride. Many of the blasphemies uttered against her spout forth from the mouths of men wearing Roman collars, her spiritual spouses. Rather than discourage us, that fact should remind us that 1/12th of Jesus' apostles betrayed him without repentance and the other 11/12ths abandoned him in the crisis. Happily, eleven of the twelve returned to suffer and die in the faith, all but one a martyr.

How many anointed men are in the Church today? I don't know, but perhaps as many as 1/12th are Christ's unrepentant (at least at present) betrayers. Fr. Hardon once said that Jesus allowed Judas so the flock would not be surprised when Church leaders acted like Judas.

So, rather than being scandalized and losing hope when we see the state of the world and our religious leaders hob-nobbing with the enemy, we should remember Christ crucified, betrayed, and abandoned by his closest friends. Then we should run to the cross, embrace it, kiss the feet of Jesus and lift our heads to gaze up at his Holy Face.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Planned Parenthood is SHOCKED, JUST SHOCKED about the Sale of Baby Body Parts!

Oh please, these folks have been selling babies for decades. And talk about a ghoul discussing selling human baby livers as she pops a bite of food in her mouth. Babies are sold to cosmetic companies, to research organizations, hey wherever they can find a buyer. First they charge the mom to kill her baby and then they sell the baby for further profit. Disgusting! Here's what Federal Law said in 1994:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Persecution Watch: No Tolerance for Little Sisters of the Poor

Court Rules Against Little Sisters of the Poor

If this ruling stands the Little Sisters of the Poor will no longer be able to care for the elderly poor and handicapped. Excuse my cynicism, but that's exactly what the Obamanistas want. When only secularists are in charge of health care for the vulnerable, they will be much easier to kill. "Palliative care" specialists can convince families that starving and dehydrating their loved ones to death is a euphoric way to go. (Oh, and by the way, it's sooooo much cheaper than keeping them alive another year or two.) Yeah, starvation is enjoyable, a real pleasure, -- right! That's why we see pictures like this being used to raise money for the starving poor in the Third World. I'd like to see all these judges eating a cup of beans and rice every day for a week and see how they like it.

Tell these children what a euphoric experience starvation is.

And ask the families of Hugh Finn and Terry Schiavo what a great death their loved ones experienced. I talked to Hugh Finn's mom outside the nursing home in Manassas, VA where he was being starved and dehydrated to death by his "loving" wife, Michel. She was distraught and kept repeating, "Don't ever let them tell you this is an easy way to die."

And will the gruesomeness of these deaths cause repentance over murdering the helpless? Don't bet on it! I expect the next iteration of the death peddlers to be insisting that a nice, easy, lethal injection is a preferable way to go: too "cruel and unusual" for serial killers, but euphoric and wonderful for the elderly and handicapped.

Pray for the Little Sisters of the Poor and even more for the vulnerable people who will face the grim reaper if the sisters are forced to stop caring for them. Mother Teresa, saint of the vulnerable poor, pray for them and for us!

July 14th: Never Forget Bastille Day. It Fomented the Worst Christian Persecution Since Diocletian!

Solzhenitsyn Mourned Bastille Day. So Should All Christians.
"Tuesday, July 14 probably passes without much fanfare in your home, but the date, Bastille Day, marks the beginning of the greatest organized persecution of Christians since the Emperor Diocletian. This day, the beginning of the French Revolution, also planted the seeds for the murderous ideologies of socialism and nationalism that would poison the next two centuries, murdering millions of believers and other innocent civilians...."
The story of the uprising in the Vendée.should be in the memories of every Catholic. Those Peasant-apostles of truth fought to restore Catholic France, but most died agonizing and bloody deaths. How many Catholics know anything about their courageous brothers and sister who fought so valiantly under the banner of Christ?

Oregon Nanny State Abuses Minors: Parents, Bug Off!

Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations

Is anyone surprised when the state disses parents? It's gone on for years with abortion and contraception. How many youngsters are aborted or given the pill with the complicity of school nurses or teachers and other state employees? Not to mention staff members at abortion mills who routinely advise kids to lie about their age (and their adult boyfriend's age) so they can abort the kid and enable the sex abuse to continue unimpeded.

The encroachment on parental authority continues and I wonder how much worse it will get. The other day I was in a restaurant when two obese parents came in with two darling little children. My first thought, which I articulated to my husband, was -- there will come a day when the state argues that parental obesity is child abuse and children should be removed from the home and placed in foster care. But that may come after the state decides that children have a right to be free from the psychological abuse of parental religious values.

Think I'm crazy? Just wait fifteen minutes. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Blessed Grandparents! Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa Murray.

Fr. Paul Marx always said if you want to do something pro-life, have another baby. I add -- and then raise them to be Christian warriors defending the faith. Life is beautiful!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Are You Ready to be a Martyr? The Time is Near!

Several years ago as he suffered with terminal cancer, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago made this, now famous, statement:
I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.[i]
Anyone with fingers on the pulse of American culture can hardly be surprised at a prince of the Church predicting impending persecution.

No Más Bebés: Eugenics in the U.S.

I'd like to think that every doctor is Albert Schweitzer, but some are more like Dr. Joseph Mengele. As you watch these videos think about how eugenicists routinely violate the rights of individuals because THEY KNOW BETTER!

And here's an article on this atrocity. Consider how the doctors who committed these crimes got away with what was absolutely forbidden by legislation following the Nuremberg trials. The doctors' atrocities were compounded by the judge's as this portion of the article illustrates:
While the lawsuit led to better informed consent for patients, requiring that hospital forms are translated to multiple languages so that patients can understand the procedures completely, the judge ultimately sided with the county hospital, ruling in favor of the doctors. He argued that it was not objectionable if a physician thought that a tubal ligation could improve a perceived overpopulation problem.

The documentary interviews a wide range of the key figures in the case: the lead plaintiff, Dolores Madrigal; defendant Dr. Edward James Quilligan; five other women sterilized without their consent; and Antonia Hernandez, the lawyer who represented them in the trial. It also includes Dr. Bernard Rosenfeld, who suspected that Mexican immigrants were being sterilized by tubal ligation without their consent and helped expose the malpractice at the hospital. Rosenfeld is now a nationally known specialist in tubal ligation reversal surgery.

Supreme Court Justices Need to Wear Black Hoods for Truth in Advertising!

"The difference between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ku Klux Klan is that members of the Supreme Court dress in black robes and scare white people."

I don't know who made this up, but it's sure true. And...their decisions have killed a lot more people than the Ku Klux Klan ever did. Think of Roe v. Wade, Casey, and Webster. When you consider that blacks represent only 12 or 13 percent of the population, but have almost 40% of the abortion --- well, the Supreme Court is clearly a racist body and enemy to blacks. Why isn't Al Sharpton out front picketing?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Imposed Death: It's Coming for You and Your Family

I attended an End of Life Issues meeting today. One of the speakers was Dr. Paul Byrne who is an expert on the issue of "Brain Death" and organ donation. Visit his website here. Brain death is an artificial construct invented first of all to allow doctors to justify turning off the ventilator on comatose patients. Secondarily, it became the justification to allow doctors to take organs from still-living patients. (Organs like the heart, lungs, pancreas, spleen, liver, etc. are only good if the heart is still pumping and circulating blood throughout the body.)

According to Dr. Byrne, no system in the body is the "control system." The brain does not control all the other systems of the body any more than they are controlled by the heart or the liver. All the systems interact together and are interdependent. Brain death is one more verbal manipulation to allow vulnerable patients to be killed.

Keep this in mind:
Stay tuned for more. In 1973 after Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers predicted euthanasia of vulnerable patients at the end of life. We're there and on the cusp of a massive increase. Pay attention because this will affect you and your family.

Friday, July 10, 2015

I'm Back from Retreat, and Feeling a Longing Not to Be.

I miss my retreat already. There is something so wonderful about silence. All the ladies on the retreat were very good about keeping the silence this year, and it's amazing how it opens up possibilities to hear God. When your life isn't filled with chit-chat, the radio, social media, TV, blogging, etc. you can enter into the exhortation, "Be still and know that I am God." I'm longing for it to continue.

This year my re-entry into the noisy world was abrupt. I'm taking part in a conference on "end of life" issues and had to leave the retreat early. To go from complete silence to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, hearing stories discussing serious issues in the culture of death --'s exhausting. I want to go back to the chapel and sit with the Lord and let the world go to hell in a handcart on its own without me.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Taylor Marshall Offers 10 Radical Ways Catholics Can Save Marriage!

I love the first:

Always use the term "holy matrimony" for authentic marriage. What a beautiful term. My husband Larry will celebrate 46 years of "holy matrimony" this October. What a reminder of the sacramental nature of our union. We didn't "hook up" on our wedding day or promise to stay married "as long as we both shall (mush) love." No! We vowed to become one flesh "til death do us part."

I like Marshall's number 7 a lot too:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

True Love Requires "One Particular Woman."

“We use a most unfortunate idiom when we say, of a lustful man prowling the streets, that he “wants a woman.” Strictly speaking, a woman is just what he does not want.

"He wants a pleasure for which a woman happens to be the necessary piece of apparatus. How much he cares about the woman as such may be gauged by his attitude to her five minutes after fruition (one does not keep the carton after one has smoked the cigarettes).

"Now Eros makes a man really want, not a woman, but one particular woman. In some mysterious but quite indisputable fashion the lover desires the Beloved herself, not the pleasure she can give."

C.S. Lewis - The Four Loves

And this is exactly why we talk about "sex objects." A man filled with lust treats many things as equal, i.e., anything that can be used to bring it on. I won't get graphically specific. 

The man who loves, on the other hand, treats the woman he loves with great respect. He is moderate in his love-making. In other words, if she is sick or exhausted from caring for a young baby, etc. he places his own desire for sexual gratification after what is good for his wife and family. He is a man of self control rather than selfish, uncontrollable little boy.

Thank God for manly men who imitate Jesus Christ rather than Adam. We certainly need more of them.

Monday, July 6, 2015

I'm on Retreat this Week Praying for You

I'm leaving this afternoon for a five day silent retreat using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. During the retreat I will be off the computer, off social media, and off the phone. In other words, I will be putting the world on mute and entering into an intense time with the Lord. So I will not be posting this week live. Instead, I've scheduled some articles that will automatically post while I'm gone, but I won't be moderating comments until I return. So expect a delay in seeing your comment if you leave one.

I will be praying for all the members and visitors of my blog at daily Mass and when I pray the rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, especially those whose I.D.s I know and can remember to specifically mention like Catechist Kevin, New Guy, Boinky, Dymphna, Terry, Janet, TLM, etc. Thank you all for your part in my spiritual growth. May God bless you abundantly.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Two Thumbs Up for my Pastor who Gave a Great Homily on Marriage!

We often hear some in the Church lamenting how bad Vatican II was, but here's a quote that is right on target, one to meditate on frequently:
"The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws....God himself is the author of marriage."
                                                     Gaudium et Spes #48
This is the portion quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that Father read to us this morning, but it would be well worth while to pull out your copy of the documents of the council (You have one right?) and read the entire section on marriage. I'm leaving for retreat tomorrow and I'm taking it as a source of meditation so I can reflect on how I'm doing after 45 years.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Everybody Loves a Parade... we had one at Camp Kreitzer for the 4th of July. If you want to read about it, visit my Gramma blog. When I'm together with my family, especially the grandchildren, it gives me real hope for the future. As someone once said, "Children are God's opinion that the world should go on." And they are the future! Let us raise them to be warriors and witnesses for Christ.

I Woke Up This Morning Filled With Hope! Let's Reclaim the Rainbow.

No matter what the Supreme Court matter what the Vatican matter what my local bishop matter what Barrack Obama or the Congress or the Democratics and Republicans do...GOD IS STILL GOD!

So, yes, I'm celebrating this INDEPENDENCE DAY. Christians, we are independent through the power of the Holy Spirit. Think of the early Christians. They were free even in prison. They went singing to their deaths knowing that for all the persecution, they were the fortunate ones -- not the mobs screaming for their blood. Think of Maximilian Kolbe at Auschwitz. Who was more enslaved? He and his fellow prisoners or his captors locked up in hate, enslaved by the devil?

You know what I'm doing today? My husband and I are going to Mass to thank God for this beautiful country that in the past offered so much hope to so many people. We can be that country again. I hope some of our visiting grandchildren will go with us. Then we're going to the dollar store to buy a bunch of patriotic balloons to take to the nursing home. What a joy it will be to have my grandchildren give out the balloons to the residents and staff wishing them all a blessed day. Then we'll stop at Sheetz to buy treats for the kids.

And then....we will celebrate the rest of the day honoring marriage and family with food and fun and fireworks.

As the day closes, we will pray the rosary for our poor country through the intercession of Our Lady of Hope. Being a gloomy Christian never helped anyone. I refuse to give the rainbow, the sign of hope, to those celebrating sodomite marriage. I reclaim it as the sign of the covenant with Abraham. God promised his descendants would be like the sands on the seashore. Christians, let's get busy changing this sinful world starting by reclaiming our own families and neighborhoods.

Our Lady of Hope, pray for us!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Reflection on Independence Day: What is there to Celebrate?

As I think about our country and its founders on this 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, I wonder what we have to celebrate? Certainly not our government's honoring the beliefs of our founders. Our political leaders and the courts, especially the Supreme Court, have turned upside down everything in which the men who signed the Declaration believed.

The Bill of Rights is in deep trouble. Freedom of Religion is a joke. The powers that be have said we are free to worship in our churches, but they've locked the doors to keep us inside telling us not to bring our narrow-minded opinions into the market place. And certainly we may not exercise our moral values on the job. Christian nurses and doctors have been fired for refusing to participate in abortions. Christian photographers and florists and bakeries, you better provide services for sodomite marriages! Teachers, don't you say a word against sex ed or sodomite marriage or the gay-straight alliance. Sure, you can have moral values as long as you shut up about them.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's Civil War! County Clerks say they will not sign.

County Clerks Refuse to Obey Supreme Court Sodomite Marriage Ruling
From small counties in Arkansas to busy towns in Texas, there are hundreds of people ready to defend the ground five unelected justices took from voters. The Court may have changed their definition of marriage, Kentucky clerk Chris Cockrell explained, but he isn't prepared to change his. If that means going to jail, so be it. And according to the state's ACLU, that's no empty threat. "Two things can happen if a Kentucky clerk won't issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple," warned one law professor. "They can resign or go to jail." 
And don't think the Left won't send them.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Laity, Rise Up! Most of Our Bishops Won't and the Clergy are between a Rock and Hard Place!

I remember being outside the Supreme Court the day the Webster decision came down July 3, 1989. I met a young man that day who was about to enter the seminary. He is now a priest in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Recently he published a strong column in his bulletin about how wrong sodomite marriage is. (He didn't use that terminology.) What happened? He got a slap down from the Cardinal. Will he speak out again?