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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Who is Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Nominee to the Supreme Court?

Well, folks, the nominee for the Supreme Court was just announced and gave a great short speech. It's Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th District who is a strict constructionist, opposes judicial activism, and ruled against the Obama administration on two cases -- Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor. He has also written against assisted suicide and euthanasia. Read more about him hereherehere, and here. But this is the article I enjoyed most.

Now is the time for serious and intense prayer for our country and its leaders. Pray for Judge Gorsuch as he faces Senate hearings and, while you're at it, why not send him a note telling him you are praying for him. The only address I've been able to find for him is for the 10 Circuit Court of Appeals 1823 Stout St, Denver, CO 80257. I trust that if you write c/o that address, he'll get it. If anyone has his mailing address in Colorado please post it. I haven't been able to find it.

Planned Parenthood: "We specialize in abortions."... "We only do ultrasounds if you're terminating."

Remember all the hype about women getting health care at Planned Parenthood? Listen to these Planned Parenthood employees explaining that their business is abortion. "There's nothing we can do to help you here," a woman asking for prenatal care is told. Not to worry, her doctor will do the ultrasound as part of the care they don't provide. 

The Messy Mat Generation

That was fun,
now when's dinner?
     If you do an internet search for this item, a messy mat, you'll come across a site that sells them both for dogs and small children.  That should tell you something.  The ones for the animal  - the four legged animal - that is, is about the size of a placemat and is obviously to catch the spills of water and bits of dry food that a hungry pup is likely to miss.  One such mat for the "little eater" in the high chair boasted a dimension of 39 x 39 inches for the low low price of $50, which was a better deal than the one made in Europe sold in mm dimensions for $99.
            I understand the practice of putting down drop cloths when you plan to paint the ceiling, but it strikes me odd that parents would go at feeding a child as if they expected a disaster from the get go.  When I was pregnant with my first, the faculty of the school where I was a teacher gave me a sterling silver infant spoon with a long handle that matched my silver pattern.  There used to be an expectation that a mother would spoon feed a child until he was able to manage utensils on his own, at which time he'd be given a different silver spoon suitable for little hands.  These were actually passed down in some families from one generation to the next.  Some sets include a fork  for solid food that can be stuck with the tines and delivered to the mouth. 

Indiana homeowner hangs lynched Obama doll in front yard...

...Oh wait, it was a Trump doll. No problemo! One more example of liberal love and tolerance.

Well, this is interesting! What do you think? Was Benedict's abdication a leftist coup?

Jonah preaching: "Repent or Nineveh will be destroyed!"
Catholics ask Trump to investigate Soros/Clinton Conspiracy in Vatican Affairs.

  • There's no doubt that the devil would love to infiltrate the Catholic Church and turn her into the whore of Babylon. 
  • It's also true that Christ is the head of the Church and the gates of hell will never prevail against her. 
  • And it's a fact that Cardinal Danneels publicly admitted being part of a "Mafia"described as St. Gall's that held secret meetings in Switzerland to bring about the election of Jorge Bergoglio.
No matter how you view the article above, you must admit that we are living in the Chinese curse of "interesting times." They are also times that call for heroic efforts to save our beloved country and the world. This morning I was reading about "Nineveh 90," urging Catholics to do the "Nineveh Thing" which requires heroic efforts indeed. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

1400 Years of Islam Condensed

Under Islam, Christians and Jews are second-class citizens. Is that what we want in the U.S.? Support Trump's sensible vetting of those coming from Muslim majority countries!

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Pope Francis and Clergy Sex Abuse

Is the statute of limitations up yet?
Six cases of clergy sex abuse that involve Pope Francis' intervention

The pope strongly condemns sex abuse in his statements, but, at least in some cases, is slow or refuses to act even when civil authorities have found priests guilty of sex abuse. Pray for the victims whose lives are devastated by the murder of trust. Pray for the guilty who massacre innocence.

Georgetown's Bridge Initiative

America magazine published a January 23, 2017, article by Jordan Denari Duffner called, “What Catholics owe their Muslim brothers and sisters.”  Jordan Denari Duffner and the Bridge Initiative are described on their website thus: “Jordan Denari Duffner is a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative, which studies Islamophobia. A former Fulbright scholar in Amman, Jordan, she is writing a book on Muslim-Christian dialogue for Liturgical Press.

Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative is based in Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project that connects the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square.”

Friday, January 27, 2017

Guest Post:Open Letter to American Eagle about Promoting the Women's March for Abortion

A young mother takes American Eagle to task for promoting the Women's March for Abortion. It's time for companies to pay a price for their exclusionary policies. If you are an American Eagle customer, I urge you to join this mom's effort to be heard. Boycott American Eagle. Watch for our exclusive follow-up article. In the meantime, please call American Eagle and ask for Jay Schottenstein at (412) 432-3300 or email the board of directors at and tell him that American eagle does not represent you.

Dear Mr. Schottenstein,

I have been a loyal American Eagle customer for many years. When I recently had a baby and needed a whole new wardrobe in my new size, who did I turn to but the store I had worked at as a teenager. I recently started a fashion blog and have been featuring many pieces from the AEO collection. I've been tagging you on Instagram and linking you on my blog. 

However, on Friday, January 20, I was saddened to see a post from AEO on Instagram supporting the Women's March as part of your "We all can" campaign. I believe in free speech and the right to a peaceful protest. However, when a retail company supports a particular political affiliation or belief set, I have to start examining my connection to and promotion of that brand. 

History was made Today at the March for Life! God Bless Mike Pence.

Are These People Clueless or Malicious?

ABC Airs Promo for Shooting of Fictional President during Trump Interview

In view of REAL statements from liberals about blowing up the White House and killing President Trump, this is more than distasteful. It sounds like provocation. Liberalism is an evil philosophy where the end justifies the means. These people hate, not only Trump, but anyone who embraces the culture of life. Pray for them and then fight everything they stand for! You can start by boycotting specific companies like Southwest Airlines and Target -- American Eagle too who proudly supported the Women's March for abortion.

For the First Time in Forever the Media is Paying Attention to the March for Life!

Prayer vigil at National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
I've marched at least 35 times since Roe v. Wade. Even in a blizzard when I had to hitchhike home because the Metro closed and the buses would only go as far as Old Town Alexandria. (I lived about four miles farther south.) And in all those years, I doubt we had a total of 45 minutes coverage. NEVER was there reporting ahead of the March and many years there was no coverage at all. The March wasn't newsworthy, they said, because we did it every year. Yeah right! Did that ever keep them from covering a radical group's protest -- the fact that they marched a year ago?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I'll miss you, Mary! Rest in peace.

I always loved Mary Tyler Moore even when I couldn't support her views. I still watch reruns of the Dick Van Dyke show occasionally and we never missed The Mary Tyler Moore Show to see her latest antics with Ed Asner and the crew. I still remember some of the silly exchanges between her and Rhoda. I grieved for her when her 24-year-old son committed suicide. How can a mom every get over that? As I've read the news about her death I was surprised to learn that she declined to join the feminist movement when invited by Gloria Steinham. She valued motherhood too much to join her angry sisters in the spotlight. Here's what she told PBS in 2013:
In the 2013 PBS series “Pioneers of Television: Funny Ladies,” Moore explained that despite her TV character’s image on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as a never-married working woman who became a feminist icon, she turned down Gloria Steinem’s invitation to join the feminist movement. 

Progressives use faux social justice to advance liberalism and the welfare state..

Don't be confused. Social justice as defined by the Catholic Church is nothing like the progressives mantra of "social justice." For the liberal Catholic, social justice is synonymous with socialism and the welfare state. It includes forced redistribution of income, "charity" by government, confiscatory taxation, acceptance of abortion-on-demand, same-sex "marriage," radical environmentalism, gender insanity, "equality" through educational brainwashing, etc. It promotes a godless individual autonomy but only when that autonomy conforms to the progressive mindset. God forbid an individual wander off the liberal plantation and think for himself or dare to criticize the "right" to abortion or the "right" to same sex "marriage." Among liberal Catholics the way to "social justice" is through community organizing. It is almost exclusively focused on individual rights, but only to amass power for the organizer. The "social" or society aspect almost disappears.

True social justice from a Catholic perspective begins with the society of the family and recognizes other societies within the state that precede the state and often do things better than the state. Anthony Esolen puts it well:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Vatican's New Martin Luther Postage Stamp

For you are not to suppose,
brethren, that heresies could
be produced through any little
souls. None save great men
like Martin Luther have been
the authors "Witness to the
Gospel" of heresies.

Dubia # 92

Away, then, with all those popes prophets who say to the people of Christ, "Mercy, mercy," "Peace, peace," and there is no mercy peace! (Jer 6:14)

Read HERE, HERE, HERE and ESPECIALLY HERE to find out more about the Vatican's new postage stamp of Martin Luther.

"The Islam Trap" starring Lindsay Lohan

Alaikum salam! I'm a very spiritual person 
and I've become more spiritual as time 
has gone on. I'm really in touch. I've been 
blessed and lucky enough to have
been given a gift
[by Allah?] to share 

with other people. My next movie will be 
about my life of arrests and run-ins with 
the law because I want to show my Muslim
friends how life is not supposed to be lived. 

That's because they're all good people 
because Islam is just the best - not only 
for me but for all the world. This is who I am.
Cradle Catholic Lindsay Lohan is finding that the Quran given her by London Muslim friends opened doors for her to experience spiritually (sic), "to find another true meaning." [Lindsay, there's only one true meaning.]

If Lindsay becomes a first wife I hope she doesn't have a meltdown when her husband takes a second, third or fourth one. She will need to behave so as not to get stoned to death, and if she wants to convert back to Christianity she can expect to literally lose her head.

Let's pray for Lindsay before it's too late.

On the Shameful Left and their Tantrums

Stand Strong against the Left

The picture accompanying the article shows a limo on fire. (Below) I read later that the owner of the limo business was a Muslim who was not a Trump supporter. Why bother to find out if your damaging the business of an opponent or a supporter when you're out to commit mayhem? Hey, it was a limo and part of the Democrat propaganda is that anybody who looks more affluent than you (unless it's rich, liberal politicians like Bill and Hillary Clinton or the rich Hollywood elitists like the disgusting crude-talking celebrities at the women's march) deserves to be punished. "You didn't build that!" One day this type of behavior is going to bite the folks who foment it. Evil always ends up consuming its own. Remember Robespierre and a modern feminist example, Laura Kipnis. Robespierre was fed to the guillotine. All Laura got was a progressive inquisition, but it was a taste of the political correctness whip used against so many conservatives.

Fr. Tom Comments on the "Fresh Air of Competence" in Washington

The White Rose were a group of students in Munich
who fought the atrocities against innocent human life
in the Third Reich. Captured and executed, they are a
shining example of courageous young people fighting evil!
During the campaign I often commented that Trump reminded me of the Persian King Cyrus. Cyrus allowed the Israelites to return from the Babylonian captivity and provided what they needed to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. He was a pagan, but a friend to the people of God. Will Trump be the same? I pray so and am encouraged by his early decisions.

We have seen in the first days of Trump's presidency the reinstatement of the Mexico City policy banning funding for international abortions. He has initiated plans to reduce the size of the bloated federal government that devastates lives through its mindless educational, housing, and environmental polices among others. He is taking action on his pledge to make America safe again by attacks on ISIS that will reduce their ability to wreak havoc in our country and on the world. He has removed the United States from TPP, an American job killer. Oh, and last night the House of Representatives passed a bill to permanently ban taxpayer funding for abortion. The bill passed with every Republican and three Democrats voting for it according to House Speaker Paul Ryan. To those pro-lifers who said it didn't matter who won, do you think that would have happened under President Hillary Clinton? It's a new world out there, folks. As Fr. Tom writes in the article below, Trump is, indeed, a "fresh air of competence." Pray for him. 

by Fr. Tom Collins

Guest Post: Martin Luther: Heretic and Enemy of the Faith!

Martin Luther: Church demolition expert.
Luther Wanted to Renew the Church?

By David Martin

Once again Pope Francis has defied Church teaching and policy to placate those who protest. Speaking to members of an Ecumenical Delegation from Finland on January 19, he said, "The intention of Martin Luther five hundred years ago was to renew the Church, not divide her."

Alas! The pope has praised one whom the Church holds to be a heretic. The fact is that Luther protested the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century because he regarded not God and his rule of law. And whereas he waged his protest under the guise of a reform, there was nothing in the Church that needed reforming other than his unfounded errors.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Illegal Shoots Arizona Officer Who Comes to the Rescue

He won't shoot anyone else. 

Let's pray Trump starts building the wall asap! No nation can survive the type of invasion we've been experiencing without becoming a different country, whether it's an Islamic caliphate or a Banana Republic.

Of course, we want to continue having legal immigration -- controlled immigration. Let in the Christians who are true refugees from ISIS. Keep out the Muslims whose "religion" is a also political system inimical to ours.

Build the wall, Mr. President.

Southwest Airlines Celebrates March for Death! Good-Bye, Southwest

It sure gets tiresome to see businesses become official promoters of evil. I think it's important to push back, especially if you have been a customer. And so, we are saying good-bye to Southwest Airlines. Good-bye and good riddance! If you want to send your own email here's a contact:

Gary C. Kelly
CEO, Southwest Airlines

Dear Mr. Kelly,

Monday, January 23, 2017

The March for Death vs. the March for Life

I received the article below in my email box this morning. It is an important reminder of the price women have paid for their "right" to kill their children. Not only have tens of millions of babies died on the "altars" of abortion mills, but many women have died as well. Some died at the hands of the abortionist butchers. Some died from suicide because they couldn't live with what they had done. Some died at the hands of enraged "boyfriends" who wanted an uncomplicated sex toy and killed her when she refused to cooperate. Indeed, as the article below says, "Abortion has done nothing to advance women's freedom." Abortion makes women recyclable sex objects and babies doll objects to be cherished when "wanted" and ripped apart and thrown in the garbage when "unwanted." The Women's March on Saturday talked about women's rights being human rights. What the organizers really meant was that women are propaganda objects to promote abortionists' rights. That so many women joined in their own exploitation makes one wonder whether stupidity is sex-linked. And to see videos of leftist nuns with pearl earrings in their pierced ears was enough to bring out the vomit bags. The video was produced by America, the Jesuit magazine. Ho-hum, no surprise there. They stopped being Catholic years ago. But to hear nuns claiming that the women's march "respects life?" Obviously, those elderly ladies are demented. Pray for them because they have a lot to answer for!

Abortion Has Done Nothing to Advance Women's Freedom

What Should We Know About Opus Dei

The January 19-25, 2017 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald READ HERE has brief story about the upcoming election of a new prelate for Opus Dei.  A quote from the article gives this information:  "Opus Dei has about 92,600 members worldwide; 57 percent are women and 43 percent are men, according to the Opus Dei press office."  Most people I know haven't a clue what Opus Dei is, what they do, how to join, or any of the other details about its founding, the work it does, the classes of membership or the reasons why people get in it, or what's more, why they choose to get out of it.

Many do get out and their stories are troubling.  There is a website specifically for parents of children who have been recruited into this organization from college campuses.  It is the Opus Dei Awareness Network, or ODAN.  It is a support group for parents who believe their children have been brainwashed and are actually under the influence of a sect or cult inside the Church. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trump Speaks at the CIA

The enthusiasm is obvious: the extended applause, the cheers. Let the media harp on him being unpopular -- the people sure don't seem to think so. Can you imagine President Trump going to bed during a crisis like Benghazi? Or refusing to send help? I can't! Those responsible for our safety will know that the president has their back. God bless him. Pray for him daily.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pay Attention to the Media Hypocrisy on the Two Marches

Every year the March for Life is under-reported, the numbers are minimized, and the fact that the marches are happening all over the country is ignored. I remember years when the media totally ignored the March with not five seconds on the evening news and with photos deliberately designed to deceive. They would take a close up of the March showing a few hundred out of the hundreds of thousands of participants and then show a photo of the handful of counter-protesters at the Supreme Court with the caption, "a smaller crowd protesting the March...." giving a pictorial idea that the two groups were almost equal. It was incredibly blatant and shameful! And the tiger hasn't changed his stripes.

It's a New Era, Let the Press Paddling Begin

Wow! The media is on the hotseat. Go, Sean Spicer!

This Inaugural Moment Gave Me Goosebumps! Pray for Our Military!

God bless the USA! Patriotism is back. And let's pray that one of Trump's accomplishments is doing right by our vets who spent the last eight years being disrespected, denied medical treatment, and having benefits cut. The suicide rate among young vets is alarming and action must be taken to provide them the help they need.

Just Caught Chris Matthews on MSNBC -- What a Clod!

Is this where Chris Matthews was raised?
As I was channel surfing and looking at TV coverage last night, I caught a comment by Chris Matthews on MSNBC. I stopped on the channel (I certainly wouldn't normally do that.) because they were showing Trump in the oval office signing his first few documents. Then, to my total disgust Matthews says something to the effect that it's probably the first time "THAT GUY" has ever been in a government building. "THAT GUY?" Really?

His rude comment said nothing about Trump, but said volumes about Matthews who is a discourteous, ill-mannered clod who apparently never had a mother to teach him basic good manners. Can you imagine Brit Hume or Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingraham referring to President Obama as "THAT GUY?"

Friday, January 20, 2017

Diamond and Silk to John Lewis (And a Message from Me about the Bolshevik Protesters)

These ladies make me laugh. Wouldn't it be fun to go out with them to the local brewery. Hey, ladies, the brews are on me! We can all drink to Donald Trump and say a few prayers for him as well and for the conversion of the liberal cabal who can take credit for the violent protests in D.C. today.

Remember when....

It's okay to mention God again! 
....the liberals and the media went crazy because Donald Trump said he might not be willing to accept election results? (After a campaign of incredible Democrat dirty tricks!) Omigosh...he was unAmerican, opposed to the peaceful transition of government. Hillary was aghast! an election result can change things. How many Democrats are boycotting the inauguration? How many liberals are calling for, not only protests, but efforts to shut down bridges and streets like they did during the campaign.

It's Going to Be a Great Day!

2017: A Good Year to be in Poland and Portugal

The "Black Madonna"
In 2017 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady appearing at Fatima in Portugal, but it is also the 300th anniversary in Poland of Our Blessed Mother's coronation in her image of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Expect great things this year and especially watch Poland whose parliament is wise enough to respect the holy Mother of God by naming her the nation's queen!

 The "Black Madonna" was first crowned on her birthday, September 8th, in 1717. What a testament to Poland that they continue to embrace the great Mother of God not only in their churches, but in their public life!

2017 embraces these important anniversaries. What a great year for Catholics and others wise enough to honor Jesus' Mother. Have you made the Five First Saturdays? This is the perfect year to do it! God is never outdone in generosity. If you honor His Mother He will reward you with many graces. Guaranteed!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Liberals are flaming idiots and this one proved it -- literally!

California Trump hater sets himself on fire to protest inauguration.

What do you want to bet this guy has never even read the Constitution of the United States! Other reports said he started shouting, "Ow, it's hot, it's hot...." before he threw himself on the ground and put the fire out. Duh!

I'm glad he didn't do himself any permanent damage, but I'd say a psych evaluation is in order. Liberalism is a philosophy that makes people crazy. This guy is just the tip of the iceberg...or maybe the smoke off the bonfire?

Update from Project Veritas -- Keep Praying for the Inauguration!

This is so yesterday

This article was copied and pasted from the DIGNITYUSA website. I don't know the date of this article...probably 2 years ago since the pope was in the Philippines January 15-19, 2015.  I just happened to run across it tonight. Because of the recent transgender fervor, my first thought when reading this was, "This is so yesterday." Sad, isn't it, that sodomy and whatever it is that lesbians do, have suddenly become passe...out of longer fashionable.
Extreme Right-Wing
Religious Leader
“DignityUSA is disturbed and disappointed by Pope Francis’ remarks in the Philippines referring to support for same-sex marriage as ‘ideological colonization…that is trying to destroy the family,’” said the organization’s Executive Director, Marianne Duddy-Burke.  “Especially in light of the more welcoming and sensitive tone on LGBT issues that the Pope has taken over the past two years, it is disconcerting to hear a phrase that is a hallmark of extreme right-wing religious leaders and politicians coming from the leader of the Catholic Church.  We hope that these recent remarks do not represent a resurgence of anti-marriage equality activity from the Vatican and the world’s Catholic bishops, just a short time after the Pope seemed to discourage such activity in the United States and elsewhere.
The Duddy-Burkes, a Catholic family -
Marianne Duddy-Burke (right)
and Becky Burke and their
two adopted daughters 
This is a Catholic family too.
"The reality,” Duddy-Burke continued, “is that support for same-sex marriage has nothing to do with ideology, or with the destruction of any family.  It has arisen as individuals, families, and governments around the world have come to understand that without this protection our families face many unjust obstacles and hardships. People support same-sex marriage because they believe in love, commitment, justice, equality, and supporting all families. These are values that transcend ideology, culture and geography, and they are values absolutely central to the Catholic faith.  Furthermore, it is not only completely untrue but dangerous to suggest that gay marriage is a threat to the family. Such inflammatory language, particularly when it comes from religious leaders, has often been used as justification for discrimination and violence against LGBT people.”

Duddy-Burke concluded, “Many Catholic families still find
themselves facing conflicts between what their Church teaches and what they know of their LGBT children in loving relationships.  They know that their gay kids’ commitments are just as real, deep and loving as those of their straight kids.  Yet they are taught that this commitment should not be honored. That causes real difficulties for families, for homeless and troubled LGBT youth, and for all LGBT people seeking to lead lives of equality and integrity.  These are the gay issues that the Pope should be addressing. We in DignityUSA and many other Catholics will be carrying this message to the Pope and other Church leaders this year, as we prepare for the World Meeting of Families and the conclusion of the Synod on the Family in the fall.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Italy and the rest of Europe Will Soon be Muslim because of "Stupidity"

Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii

The following article was copied and pasted from BRIETBART.
Everyone in Italy and the rest of Europe will “soon be Muslim” because of the country’s “stupidity”, a prominent Italian archbishop has said.
Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, said that Islam will soon become Europe’s main religion thanks to the huge number of Muslim migrants alongside the increasing secularism of native Europeans.
Speaking to Italian Catholic journal La Fede Quotidiana, the archbishop said: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity. Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheist way, they make laws that go against God and they have traditions that are proper of paganism.

Obama Frees Traitor; Leaves Patriot Behind Bars

Like a typical liberal Democrat, Obama is using his last days in office to free scores of criminals. One, Bradley Manning (aka "Chelsea"), a traitor who released hundreds of thousands of national security files, insists he's really a woman. While at Leavenworth he received taxpayer-funded hormone treatment approved by the Army which is also lifting its ban on transgender enlistees. Think of it -- what a draw for those confused individuals who want "free" reassignment surgery.

To the Disrespectful Narcissists Who Won't Stand for the National Anthem

Grow up, you selfish pansies, and act like you deserve the freedom purchased by men and women like this and like my dad who fought in World War II and was shooting at Japanese planes from the deck of the USS. Detroit as they attacked Pearl Harbor. They won you the freedom so you can act like infantile, uneducated boobs. Act like grownups and give up your tantrums.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

America's Bolsheviks in Action; Pray for Donald Trump and all who Attend the Inauguration

Update: January 18th. The first article below was part of a hoax exposed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Check it out here.

Ads in two dozen cities seek paid inaugural disruptors

Secret Service prepares for "unprecedented threats" at inauguration

And the latest video from Project Veritas where the Bolsheviks talk about shutting down the bridges and highways into the city, engaging in "throat punching" against "the Nazis," and chaining the Metro trains to keep them from moving. Pray for our poor country.

Questions for Double-Standard Liberal Hypocrites

Liberals couldn't care less about
 Tonya Reeves killed by Planned
Parenthood in a botched abortion. 
How come it's not okay for Christians to refuse services that force them to participate in events they consider immoral (e.g., same sex "weddings") but it's okay   for liberals to refuse services for events they consider immoral (e.g., Trump's inauguration)?

How come liberals are "pro-choice" to justify killing innocent unborn babies but are "anti-choice" about capital punishment which involves executing guilty murderers, even serial killers.

How come it's not okay for a white actor, Joseph Fiennes to portray a black celebrity (who spent buckets of money making himself look white), but it's okay for Broadway to portray our white Founding Fathers (Hamilton) with an all black cast and send out a casting call for the road show saying no whites need apply? Are whites "crackers" banned from the black-only lunch counter?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Disrupt J20: Set to Shut Down Our Freedoms!

Who's behind Disrupt J20? How much money is going into planning illegal behavior like what you see in this video from Project Veritas? As a past participant in Operation Rescue, I've blocked doors of abortion mills to try to save babies' lives. That is consistent with the principle that one can break a minor law to save life or property. And, in fact, in Fairfax County a judge found us innocent on that principle back in the 1970s after a sit-in at the Northern Virginia Womens' Medical Center (a misnomer if there ever was one since it was nothing but a killing center).

What magazines are on your coffee table?

I subscribe to a number of magazines and newspapers -- too many in fact. And so, along with my book purge, I'm making decisions about which periodicals to give up and which to keep. At the top of the "keep list" is Chronicles.

I love that magazine! Even when I'm reading an issue that's been hanging around for months, I find great food for thought. I'm catching up with the October issue (lots of pre-election commentary) which was buried on my desk.

In an article by Chilton Williamson I found this spot-on description of modern liberalism:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Guest Post: More about the Vatican Meeting on Biological Extinction

Kill the babies to save the trees!
Previous article here. What do you think John the Baptist would say about this? Sign the petition asking the pope to halt the scandal!

Pro-Abortion Advocate Paul Ehrlich to Speak at Vatican Conference

By David Martin

The Vatican will once again be used as a forum to advance population control. Pro-abortion advocate Paul Ehrlich, father of the modern population control movement and author of the 1968 best-seller "The Population Bomb," has been invited to speak at the Vatican during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss "how to save the natural world."

This is deplorable when we consider the possible millions of deaths globally that he and his ideas may have indirectly been responsible for over the past five decades. Is the Vatican deliberately seeking to put the unborn to death?

Death Threats? From the Kind, Tolerant and Compassionate Liberals? Who 'da thunk it?

Opera star Andrea Bocelli backs out of singing at Trump's inauguration after receiving death threats

I read a lot of news in the English papers because their reporters have no ax to grind and I think the news is more accurate. Articles I've read in the American press say Bocelli was worried about his fans' backlash, but the English papers are reporting he received death threats. In view of all the threats coming from liberal land and their campaign violence and dirty tricks, I believe it. I'm only sorry Bocelli didn't have the courage to hang in. But isn't it interesting that the kind and tolerant bunch who won't let a baker refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay "marriage" are fine with doing everything they can to prevent any famous entertainers from performing at the inauguration. Hey, I think Trump should skip the rich and famous elitists and look for great talent among the little guys. Wouldn't that be refreshing?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mordor vs. Middle Earth: the Organized Rise of Homosexuality

The armies of Middle Earth approach Mordor.
Everyone on the battlefield still alive, get up and fight!
 The philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In this 2009 interview with Catholic Family News, Randy Engel spotlighted the sexual revolution and the rise of the homosexual cabal and the powers behind it. Their success to the point that public schools are teaching children how to fornicate and engage in homosexual perversion is shocking, especially in view of the small number of homosexuals. It makes complete sense, however, when you see it as a strategy in the population control tool box.

To fight effectively it's important to understand how a thing came about. Tolkein teaches us that principle in The Lord of the Rings. St. Ignatius of Loyola in his meditation on the Two Standards shows us how to fight. We are called to be Christ's soldiers in the Church Militant. Fast and pray. Debasement of our sexual powers and the attack on the family may be the "one ring that rules them all!" Our Lady of Fatima chose three little "hobbit" children from the Shire of Fatima to fight the evil. Are we listening to her message? 2017 is an important year in this battle with the 100th anniversary of her apparition. Answer her call.

CFN Interview with Randy Engel on
“Homosexuality and the New World Order” 

Score a Major Touchdown for Team Lucifer Thanks to the Maltese Bishops and Amoris Laetitia!

What would Padre Pio say? What would JESUS say?
Bishops of Malta  give adulterers permission to go to Communion if they feel "at peace with God."

The bishops have essentially annulled the doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage and they did it in the name of Amoris Laetitia. NOW will the pope respond to the dubia?

Canon lawyer Ed Peters calls it a "disaster." And, of course, it is.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Good Grief! Paul Ehrlich is Speaking at the Vatican?

There is definitely something rotten in the state of Vatican City!

The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich was published in 1968 the year I graduated from Trinity College (which was already becoming an enemy to the faith). I read it. Wow!

What a piece of horror fiction! A baby was on the cover of the book inside a bomb with a lit fuse. You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words. Clearly, babies were the enemies of the earth.

It would have been more accurate to have a black baby inside the bomb because people like Ehrlich and his liberal friends always had their sights on the third world, but that wouldn't have been politically correct and might wake people up to what was really going on.  After all, as Margaret Sanger said, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Ditto today where blacks like Faye Wattleton, who was the face of Planned Parenthood from 1978 until 1992, promote the murder of black children.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Media Will Use Any Switch to Beat This Dead Horse!

Pass this on and expose the deplorable behavior of the mainstream media. Nothing they say can be believed! And expect their deciet to go on for the next four years. Does anyone think they want a successful Trump presidency? Or will they do everything they can day in and day out to make sure he doesn't win again in 2020. Liberalism isn't about the good of the people. It's a philosophy of destruction. These are the enemies of America. Pray for them and expose them for what they are.

The weather may be frightful, but it's also frightfully beautiful!

I don't love the cold, but I sure love what it does! Clear night skies and...icicles. I snapped these photos in "Hell's Hollow" near Pittsburgh. I'll never move to Florida. It's a nice place to visit but give me the glorious changing seasons with their unending variety! Praise God in His glorious handiwork.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

No Men Needed: Get Outa Here, Dad!

Dymphna has a great post on the dangers of single motherhood and the demonization of men. Lyndon Johnson, a well-known racist, developed the "Great Society" because he wanted to guarantee a black vote for the Democrats by distributing goodies paid for by the taxpayer. In other words, let's just bribe 'em so they continue to obey Massah's voting orders on the liberal plantation.

The results of Johnson's policies were disastrous. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pointed out the problems in 1965 and rightly said efforts needed to be made to strengthen the black family. Johnson did just the opposite (He wasn't the least bit interested in blacks except as voters.), booting out fathers and providing a lucrative lifestyle even for teenage girls who wanted out from under their mothers' thumbs.

Let the Buyer Beware

My experiment with ads is turning out to be both good and bad. On the good side, I had an ad pop up for a rosary aid which is a book of beautiful  art works with a built in stand that depicts the fifteen traditional mysteries of the rosary. I find meditating much easier when I have a picture. My mind is less likely to wander off into the weeds of distraction. I bought one.

On the other hand, one of Richard Rohr's books keeps popping up and I would hate to mislead someone into thinking Fr. Rohr is a good source for anything except analyzing a heretic. I haven't asked CatholicAdNet whether I have any control over the pop-ups on the site. Assuming I do, I will ask them not to advertise  Richard Rohr on my site or anything from St. Anthony Messenger. And God forbid that the National Catholic Reporter should pop up, but they haven't yet as far as I've noticed. Most of the sites seem to be fine.

That said, even so-called Catholic groups can be misleading these days, so Catholics need to be vigilant and know who is to be trusted and who is not. So keep an eye on the ads, click on the good ones if you are so inclined, and leave Richard Rohr to the heretics and dissenters.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Curiosity and Critical Thinking

Critical thinking often requires looking at a thing from more than one vantage point. I thought about that while visiting our daughter recently. Hanging in the bathroom is this saying: "Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures." It immediately brought to mind Bilbo Baggins setting off on his adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves. I remember, however, that his first reaction to the idea was more in line with the saying, "Curiosity killed the cat." No thank you, no adventures for me!

Monday, January 9, 2017

It Takes Courage to Speak the Truth...

...which is why so many don't!
Two thumbs up for Christian singer Kim Burrell who has the guts to call homosexual depravity what it is: S-I-N.

Kim defends her preaching with courage and eloquence. I never even heard of this woman before the controversy, but I love her courage!

Random Thoughts for Monday

Strange isn't it? The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity says that, “Catholics are now able to hear Luther’s challenge for the Church of today, recognizing him as a ‘witness to the gospel.’” (source) But the cardinals who wrote the dubia are in hot water for daring to challenge the conclusions of Pope Francis' confusing and ambiguous exhortation, Amoris Leatitia. Soooo....the heretic takes his place of honor at the Vatican, while the orthodox get the hobnailed boot. We are truly seeing the days predicted by Christ when evil is called good and good is called evil. Pray and keep the faith.

The celebration of the vile Martin Luther makes me think of the recent celebration of the vicious tyrant Fidel Castro by so many "progressives" on the left. Fidel was so wonderful in what he did for Cuba - murdering his own people, summarily executing his enemies, impoverishing the nation, etc. Talk about rewriting history and dumping the unpleasant truth about the man down the memory hole.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Who Described the Communist Tyrant Fidel Castro in These Glowing Terms?

After the death of Fidel Castro, a famous person made the statement belowabout the tyrant who killed tens of thousands of his own people in a decades-long reign of terror where "justice" was dispensed by firing squad. So who do you think gave this deceptive picture of a "free and independent Cuba" ruled by the "inspiring example" of Fidel?

And without knowing who said it, what conclusions can you draw about the speaker? Is he honest? Would you buy a used car from him? Read the first half of the quote and make your guess because the second part of his statement on the next page is a give-away.

"I express to you and to all the Cuban people our deepest condolences over the death of the revolutionary leader, your brother Fidel Castro. The name of this outstanding statesman is considered to be a symbol of an entire era in the modern history of the world. A free and independent Cuba built by him and his colleagues became an influential member of the international community and has served as an inspiring example for many countries and peoples...."

Make your guess and then

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Celebrate the Epiphany, A Reminder of the Lord's Call to the Gentiles, Our Predecessors in the Faith

   How I love Rubens' vision of the Adoration of the Magi. Look at the elderly king kissing the baby's
little foot, while the infant has his hand on the king's head as if in blessing. And Mary, dressed like a queen supports her tiny Son as she will throughout His childhood. May God teach us the humility of this truly wise man who kneels at the foot of the infant Messiah in adoration. 

Prepare a Gift for Our Lady of Fatima for her Anniversary

Today is First Saturday. If you make the five first Saturdays starting today, you can offer them as a gift to Mary on May 13th, the 100th anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima. Too late to go to morning Mass? Then go to the vigil Mass in honor of Our Lady.

What are the requirements for first Saturday devotion? Go to Confession and attend Mass with the specific intention of making reparation for sins against Our Lady. Pray the rosary and spend fifteen extra minutes meditating on one of the mysteries of the rosary. You can go to Confession about eight days before or after the first Saturday as long as you are in the state of grace when you receive Communion.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Guest Post: Was Obama Chosen by the Russians Years Ago to be U.S. President?

Obama's mentor, card-carrying Commie activist,
Frank Marshall Davis
The thesis of this guest post is that Barack Obama was groomed to be president by the Communists beginning decades ago. That he came out of nowhere with no record in a meteoric rise to the White House is a fact.That Obama was a "red diaper baby" is common knowledge.  He describes his family's commitment to Communism and his own grooming by mentor Frank Marshall Davis in his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, which Bill Ayers, Weather Underground terrorist, claims he wrote. Obama had accomplished absolutely NOTHING up to that point in his life, but the book became a best seller and part of the man's myth, a myth based on lies

Communists are notorious for taking the long view and preparing decades ahead of time to implement their schemes. In her book, School of Darkness, Bella Dodd described how she put thousands of men into Catholic seminaries when she was an upper level Communist operative back in the mid 20th century, a claim that seems all too believable considering the state of the Church today. Was the party any less active in the political sphere? Of course not. Read Witness.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Reflecting on a Plan of Life for 2017

Fr. Robert Hugh Benson
I'm reflecting on my spiritual goals for 2017. After reading a little pamphlet by the famous priest-convert Robert Hugh Benson on The Friendship of Christ, I've decided to focus on the saints and choose a different saint or group of saints to study each month. After all, they are the ones who excelled in the school of friendship with Christ so what better teachers can one have except Christ Himself? And since Christ is the friend who never fails I think I'll also do a daily reading from the Imitation of Christ. I've always loved that little book and actually memorized a bit that I pray after Communion.

But I also want to know Christ's close friends better, more than as the go-to helpers to find lost objects (St. Anthony) or pray for friends with special needs (e.g., St. Gerard Majella for women in childbirth) or for the survival of our bee colonies (St. Ambrose and St. Valentine). I want to get to know at least a few of the saints more intimately especially Mary.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How I Would Love to Believe the Mass Insanity is Over... appears to be a forlorn hope. Watch and listen as Louie Verrecchio exposes the circus atmosphere that continues to pervert the Novus Ordo and scandalize the faithful.