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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Age Is Supposed to Bring Wisdom, but These Grandmothers Champion Murder!

O most pernicious woman!
O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!

My tales, -- meet it is I set it down,
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain;
At least I'm sure it may be so in [Maine].
Hamlet Act 1 scene 5
Grandmas for Abortion

The acronym of these grandmothers from Maine is GRR (Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights) and all I can say is it's an insult to animals that go "grr...."

I remember a squirrel who carefully moved her babies from a tree we were cutting down at our old house. She very methodically carried each tiny bundle of fur down the tree in her mouth and relocated them to a safe place. What a good mother! Rescuing them from the treecutter's axe.

I've often watched small birds attack a bigger bird threatening their nest.

And we all know how dangerous it is to get between a mama bear and her cubs.

No, these women don't even have the hearts of a squirrel or a bunny rabbit. The abortionist is their ally as they champion the murder of their own offspring. They have the heart of Medea who, after murdering her brother and her father, murdered her children to revenge Jason for his infidelity. An evil woman is an appalling thing.

Do You Believe in Coincidence? I don't!

Mother Adele Garnier with
the Basilica of Sacre Coeur
in the background
We've had two deaths in our parish lately of two mothers/grandmothers and I decided to write cards today offering Masses for the repose of their souls tucking in a copy of a newsletter I get from an abbey in France, Saint-Joseph de Clairval. The inspiring little document always features a saint or blessed or holy man or woman. Many I've never heard of, but delight in being introduced to them.  The one I picked up first today spoke to me profoundly because of its focus on suffering and the encouragement to offer them in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The newsletter (dated April 12, 2015, I save them all) was dedicated to Mother Adele Garnier, a 19th century sister born in the Diocese of Dijon, France in 1838 who was deeply devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was instrumental in starting perpetual adoration at the Basilica of Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, in Paris.

During a long period of illness, she went to Lourdes and was inspired to offer the society she hoped to found to adoration in "reparation to the Heart of Jesus, under the protection of Mary Immaculate." As she wrote to Cardinal Guibert, the archbishop of Paris:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I Meme This: God Exists

Jon McCray uses his talent and modern day resources (YouTube channel Whaddo You Meme??) to demonstrate St Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica theory for proof of the existence of God. Jon has also joined David Wood and Vocab Malone in a series of hilarious YouTube videos, Islamicize Me: The Challenge, where they "spend 30 days during Ramadan (May 17 - June 16 for 2018. The dates change annually as they're determined by the sighting of a new moon from Saudi Arabia.) living according to the teaching of Muhammad, and fighting the evil forces of Islamophobia". 

Here's Jon proving God's existence re: St Thomas Aquinas.




What Saint Peter and Donald Trump Both Know


Quite by coincidence today, ….if anything really is coincidence, I happened to open up a little New Testament I carry frequently in my purse and randomly began to read 2 Peter, chapter 2.
I thought, “Lo and behold!”, and then I chuckled to myself, because in verse 12 of this chapter 2, I read a message from St. Peter to the Christians, whom we  are, telling them the following:  “These men are like wild beasts, mere creatures of instinct born to be caught and killed.”

Monday, May 21, 2018

Study Shows 81% Increase in "Moderate to Highly Increased Risk" of Mental Health Problems for Post Aborted Women

The "sample comprised 22 studies, 36 measures of effect and 877 181 participants (163 831 
experienced an abortion)." The abstract of the study reports:
 Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion. The strongest subgroup estimates of increased risk occurred when abortion was compared with term pregnancy and when the outcomes pertained to substance use and suicidal behaviour. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Meditation: Jesus, the Man of Sorrows

Albrecht Dürer 1493
Have you ever reflected on the title of Jesus, Man of Sorrows? I have thought of little else these past ten days. God, Who made us for Himself, suffers even to the point of sacrificing every drop of His blood out of love for us, a love wrapped in suffering -- And all for our salvation.

Think of the awesomeness of that. God, in his divinity, can't suffer. He can't weep. He can't "feel sad" or be unhappy. But after the fall of man brought suffering into the world, God wanted us to realize that human suffering has meaning. It isn't pointless. It isn't a waste. It isn't the lying  mantra that, "Life's a bitch and then you die." Suffering means something. Even when our hearts rebel against it, we can embrace the pain in the knowledge that God will bring good out of it. Yes, let me say that again. No matter how heart-shattering our grief, God will bring good out of it! My Jesus, I trust in You!

The Second Person of the Blessed Trinity became a man -- "like us in all things but sin." He suffered in every way a person can suffer. He suffered physically from the wounds so eloquently witnessed to on the Shroud of Turin. He suffered mentally by the abandonment of his friends and the knowledge that so many would reject him to the point of willingly entering hell rather than accepting His love and mercy. He suffered spiritually, afflicted by the assaults and temptations of the devil with his lies and empty promises.

Friday, May 18, 2018

On My Knees, I Come to You, O Lord


There was a time when every Catholic Church in the world had some things in common, such as an altar against the wall, a tabernacle, a pulpit, and a communion rail. 

Tis the Season for Confirmation! All you Saints of God, pray for us.

Two of our grandchildren, Zack and Grace, are making Confirmation next week. Zack chose St. Benedict for his patron and Grace chose St. Teresa of Calcutta. In their honor I post these pictures with the promise that we will be praying for them to their adopted saints with the confidence that they will grow in the virtues shown so powerfully by their selected special friends among the prayer warriors of God.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pray for Ireland! Pray the Rosary and Make Holy Hours to Defeat the Move to Gut the 8th Amendment!

Darling Brendan, please pray for the babies of Ireland! Please offer all your sufferings joined with the sufferings of Christ to defeat the Culture of Death in Ireland. Read more here...


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Little Warrior, Alfie Evans, Goes to His Final Resting Place -- Baby Alfie, Pray for Us!

Tom Evans carries his little warrior to his final resting place.
Alfie's parents bury their precious son!

It looks like one more victory for the culture of death, but it isn't! Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. The agony of Alfie in the hospital room and his personal crucifixion ends up, like Christ's, in Resurrection and Pentecost.

I'm praying to little Alfie for the defeat of the satanic forces working to gut the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution (May 25th) that defends the right of babies in the womb. I have no doubt the little warrior is on the job!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Depression is Up -- Especially in the Young!

Electronics can't even begin to explain the rise in despair!
Major Depression Diagnoses Way Up Since 2013
  • A study has found that major depression cases have risen by 33 percent since 2013
  • Teens and millennials are showing the largest jump in diagnoses
  • Doctors are looking at increased social media and electronics use as a cause

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Easy Road to Hell


In a comment on a previous post, our editor, Mary Ann said referring to past generations, “Life was harder but it was healthier. Hard work taught valuable lessons and kept kids out of trouble.”
WOW!  That statement says a LOT.
What made life healthier?  Life was not nearly so infected with vulgar temptations on a nonstop basis.  Our government had not deprived us of the “food for thought” we all need in our lives----symbols of faith such as stone tablets with the Ten Commandments on them at our court houses,
prayer in schools, songs in music classes that echoed what we heard in church, and elected leaders who were not afraid to give credit to the Creator for the blessings we have, knowing it is from the Almighty that all things come.  Mothers were doing what mothers do best and fathers were providing for and protecting them.  Kids were reared by their parents and not the state.  They belonged to and were the responsibility of their parents and not “the village.”  Those same parents had the best interest of the child in mind and not the needs of society at large, run by men that see in youth only a future work force or a passive electorate and not a little soul in need of salvation. 
When it comes to “hard work and valuable lessons” one wonders today if the word hard has lost most of its meaning.  The Church teaches us that we should fast, but that’s hard and most resist doing it, or engage in it very seldom, and only when nearly forced to do so.  We want everything to be easy and consequently we have very little self-mastery.  When you have trouble understanding or begin to believe that doing what is hard is not worth the effort, you eventually look for the very wide path of least resistance. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

It's Hug Your Mom Double Day!



As I was thinking about Mother's Day this morning, it occurred to me how many things have changed for moms over the years. The challenges of parenting are a lot different today than for moms raising their families in colonial times or as the country moved west in Conestoga wagons. Think of a world with no cars, no cell phones (no phones at all!), of wood-burning stoves and gas lamps. Think of a quieter time with no radio, no TV, no films, no computers, no ipods, ipads, or tablets; a world where entertainment was games: mumblety peg, jacks, red rover; play-acting, reciting, music: fiddles, harmonicas, and jews harps -- a world with no labor saving devices: no washers, dryers, microwaves or hairdryers.

And yet, the essentials of motherhood remain: loving our children and grandchildren with a word of wisdom, or encouragement or solace or just silent presence (with a cookie accompaniment) -- laughing and celebrating in the good times; crying through the hard times; sharing, loving, living, and praying through all the moments given to us by God with our families.

A Mother's Day hug to all moms today and all children of moms! What a blessing God gave us when He came to earth through a woman we call Mother Mary.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Faith and Suffering

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Those of you who know me personally are aware that our family has experienced a profound tragedy that has sunk us all into deep pain and grief. It is the kind of suffering that shakes you to the core and begs for answers. There aren't any. I feel like I've been gripped by a huge wave, swirling out of control, wondering if I'll ever come up for air. As a mother and grandmother, I look at all those I love around me and suffer for myself and them. Can a person really die of a broken heart?

And so I search, not for answers, but for meaning. Why do we suffer? If there's no purpose then life is meaningless, "full of sound and fury and signifying nothing."

Sodomy is the New Catholic Marriage

"Yes, Holy Father. I told the holy sodomites, 
Soon, soon...your sin will be ok'd by the Church."
On April 24th Belgian Cardinal Jozef De Kesel, the Cardinal-Archbishop of Brussels, said, "The Church must respect homosexuals and lesbians more, also in their experience of sexuality. Twenty years ago I would have spoken differently about it than is the case now. I would then have followed the official teaching of the Church. I now look at it much more 'comprehensively' where respect is central." [He rejects "the official teaching of the Church" in favor of his own personal opinion of respecting sin.]
He went on to say that an ecclesiastical prayer from the Catholic Church is possible for a sodomite relationship between two men or two women as long as it does not start to look like an ecclesiastical marriage between one man and one woman. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thought for the Day: The Scourge of Our Time is Nihilism

From Merriam-Webster
The answer to nihilism: faith, hope, & the example of the saints

Nihilism:

1.  a : a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless

Nihilism is a condition in which all ultimate values lose their value.
—Ronald H. Nash
     
 b : a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths

2.  a: a doctrine or belief that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake independent of any constructive program or possibility
     
b: capitalized : the program of a 19th century Russian party advocating revolutionary reform and using terrorism and assassination

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sooooo...did you hear about the Met Gala Featuring Fashions "Inspired" by the Catholic Church?

These must have come from the collections of sex abusers. A pretty dress for the men who like to dress as women and a bondage mask to go with your S & M kit! Fr. James Martin was on board with this and attended the gala...as did Timothy Cardinal Dolan whose statement is after the break.

Question: Isn't this cultural appropriation? Why are the liberals not screaming about secularists and Cathlic haters dressing up Catholic? Remember how they attacked the mom of the little girl who dressed like a Geisha for a birthday tea? Once again the hypocrisy of the Left is front and center!

Note the bondage mask with the crosses and beads mimicking the rosary.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Thank God for Poland!

Remember all the old "Polak" jokes. Well the joke's on us. Poland appears to be one of the few countries in the world that hasn't gone completely insane, which is no doubt why the Left has Poland in its crosshairs. Can't let Poland influence or obstruct the agenda, eh? -- especially using the rosary!
The left’s new target is Poland & Polish Americans. Here is why...
Here's just a bit from the article:

Thank God for a Few Good Priests! Like Alfie's Defender Don Gabriele Brusco

This photo of Fr. Brusco is on the parish website of Our Lady of Lourdes in London where he serves as an associate pastor. He was ordered by Archbishop McMahon of lIverpool to leave Alder Hey and the bedside of Alfie Evans and return to the parish. Why? For daring to warn the staff about their culpability in cooperating with evil. Watch for further punishent of this good priest.
If you've followed Alfie's story, you know that there was one heroic spiritual presence accompanying (to use Pope Francis' word) the family. Fr. Gabriele Brusco never wavered in his support of Baby Alfie. He gave the toddler the sacraments of Confirmation and the Anointing of the Sick and challenged the staff at Alder Hey not to cooperate with evil. I read this testimonial to Father's heroic witness at Torch of the Faith:

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Heartbeat Bill Passes in Iowa: Court Challenge Inevitable

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signs abortion bill
flanked by pro-life supporters. 
Iowa Governor Signs Bill Banning Most Abortions after Six Weeks

I remember back in 1973 after Roe v. Wade when all the dim bulbs on the left predicted the issue was over and abortion would be accepted within a few months. Little did they know they had lit a fuse that would create one of the longest civil wars in American history.

While feminists and gays joined ranks under the slogan "my body, my choice," pro-life Americans opened centers for women and began sidewalk counseling outside abortion mills. The technology advanced and ultrasound opened a window to the womb.

Priest Who Ministered to Alfie and His Family Denied Attendance at the Baby's Funeral

Fr. Gabriele Brusco, Alfie's good shepherd
Fr. Gabriele Brusco has been forced out of England by the UK bishops and refused incardination in the Diocese of Westminster. That's what happens when you speak the truth.

And it also appears that Father was an eyewitness to the hospital's dosing the child with the drug cocktail followed by his death two hours later.

Read the report here and please continue to pray for Alfie's family. The bishops' behavior brings to mind another bench of English bishops who bowed to the will of another tyrant.

St. John Fisher, faithful shepherd who died for refusing to cooperate with evil, please pray for all those clerics who walk in the footsteps of Christ.

Lord, Jesus Christ, give us shepherds after your own heart. Remove the false shepherds from our midst! Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Guest Post: On the Unraveling of Mark Shea

All Mark Shea fans,
follow me!
by Antigon

Editor's Note: I received this response to yesterday's post about Mark Shea and baby Alfie Evans. I think it warrants its own post.

Mark Shea is a genuinely sad case. Deciding to become a virulent Bergoglio man, he has pretty clearly abandoned what he would have called, back when he still had some wit, the-thing-that-used-to-be-Catholicism. So, however painfully depressing, it's not surprising he also seems fairly well to have lost his mind.
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His constant and truly frenzied rants are now, in substance, little different from folk like Kathy Griffin or Kurt Eichenwald, however occasionally dressed with an unconvincing RC veneer. He claims still to be against abortion, but writes post after post denouncing any who seriously fight it; didn't just oppose Trump, but openly promoted the election of Hillary Clinton; insists we are obliged to accept Roe is forever, and work instead for the destruction of the Republican (but not Democratic) Party; and that we can only seriously be 'more pro-life' (his regular refrain) if we first embrace and effectively support the manic left positions of the Dem Party - complete open borders, gun confiscation with relevant pretenses, criticism of Soros is anti-semitic, Russia elected Trump, God wants him impeached, now!, the whole crazy shtick.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Keep Talking about Alfie's Murder! It's an Atrocity that Should NEVER be Repeated!

The Italian press that says Alfie was administered four drugs shortly before he died stand by their story and will not retract saying they have an eye witness.
Mark Shea may look like
 Santa Claus, but........... 

Meanwhile, Mark Shea wrote on his blog at Patheos that anyone who doesn't just shut up and pray is "using" Alfie Evans, not caring about him. (I won't link to Shea's blog because I understand Patheos pays by click count -- Hmm...does that mean Shea "used" Alfie's controversial story as click bait?)

After taking a shot at Fr. Peter West of Priests for Life who decried the silence of the Left on what was happening to Alfie, Shea goes on to aim his verbal AK-15 rapid fire at the "right wing base." He characterizes people like me as crazies and nut jobs who "stampede" over the latest "panic du jour" being stirred up (not sure by whom). In transparency, in case you haven't noticed by what I write, I do consider myself both an orthodox, practicing Catholic and a conservative who hates the deconstruction of Western culture! Nevertheless, I didn't fit into many of his bullet points about conservatives. Earth to Mark, we are NOT all cut from the same cookie cutter.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cooperating with Evil is a Sin -- Especially When You're Wearing a Roman Collar!

Is this wolf in sheep's skin
wearing a roman collar?
My colleague Janet at Restore DC Catholicism posted a great video on the nine ways individuals participate in the sins of others. Cooperation with evil is, in fact, evil.

You don't have to commit a murder to be a party to it. The boyfriend who urges and pays for his girlfriend's abortion is every bit as guilty of killing their baby (perhaps more so) as the mother who agrees to it. The nurse who neglects a patient at the order of a doctor, participates in the death that follows. All those silent staff members complicit in the starvation and dehydration of Terri Schiavo were cooperators in her deliberate murder including Bishop Lynch of St. Petersburg, FL who aided and abetted it using his bully pulpit to endorse it. In 2007 when Lynch retired, Bobby Schindler wrote an open letter decrying the bishop's support for Terri's euthanasia saying, "When bishops don't do their job, innocent people die."

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Was Alfie Euthanized with a Drug Cocktail?

Disturbing new details about Alfie's final hours.

What's being reported is that, "Within two hours of being administered a cocktail of unknown drugs, the toddler was dead." According to an Italian website his oxygen level was at 98 before the drugs and quickly dropped to 15 within 30 minutes of the injections. There is some question about whether this is true, although the original article remains on the website. 

The original death plan involved giving Alfie drugs to suppress his respiration so this scenario is certainly plausible. A toxicology screen on the baby ought to be done to see if his death really was "natural" or induced.

And give two big thumbs down to Cardinal Nichols who is now castigating anyone questioning the hospital and talking about what great care Alder Hey provided.  His Liverpool associate Archbishop McMahon who apparently never made one visit or sent a local priest to minister to Alfie's parents is singing the same song. The Italian priest who was providing support to the family was REMOVED leaving them without spiritual consolation. 

As for the "professional care" at Alder Hey read what Benedetta Frigerio writes about the mold in Alfie's ventilator tube and the deliberate failure to feed an already stressed infant for over a day which Tom Evans protested in a press conference. And there were other signs of neglect as well. 

But we're assured by the honorable bishops that the honorable hospital had Alfie's "best interests" at heart, their honorable hearts, of course. 

My take on all this? -- let Alder Hey treat the bishops the way they treated Alfie. The bishops appear to be brain dead after all. And what a scandal they are to the Church!

Remember Uncle Tom's Cabin? Will Alfie and Charlie's Stories Start Another Great War?

Kate the commoner with her little one, slaves
 of a totalitarian regime exercising raw power!
There's a popular story, which may be apocryphal, about Abraham Lincoln meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Connecticut-born writer and abolitionist who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Lincoln supposedly greeted her saying, "so you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war." Whether or not the story is true, the book did, in fact, influence northern attitudes toward slavery which, at least in part, contributed to the conflict.

Today we fight another great war, and, once again, slavery plays its part. Alan Keyes, in an eloquent piece on LifeSiteNews writes: 

Two Pathetic Archbishops Affirmed the Killing of Alfie Evans!

One of the most scandalous aspect of Little Alfie Evans murder was the behavior of Liverpool
archbishop, Malcolm McMahon and President of the Vatican Academy for Life, Vencenzo Paglia. Both undermined Alfie's parents and affirmed the hospital's neglect. A good Italian priest stationed in London who ministered to the parents dared to prick the consciences of the medical staff at Alder Hey reminding them they would have to answer to God. He was removed through the efforts of the pathetic Liverpool archbishop. LifeSiteNews reported:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Young People "Get It" Archbishop Sample Says at Pontifical TLM Yesterday!

Wish we could have been there! Every time I go to the TLM, I see lots of young people!

Tom Brokaw Fights Back, Responds to Vester's "Ambush" in a Passionate E-mail

I've been chastised by readers for the post about Linda Vester's accusations against Tom Brokaw -- and rightly so. This is, of course, one more he said -- she said situation that can hardly be proven and doesn't involve anything illegal. Vester's own prudence is certainly questionable in her account of the situations she describes. 

So here is Brokaw's response to Vester's accusations. These days a man immediately judged guilty if a woman accuses him. 

On the other hand, we all know that many powerful figures (more men than women) have taken the liberty of their positions to step over the line in the workplace. The "casting couch" connotation exists because it's a reality. Of course, the reason it's a reality is women have used their beauty and charms to entice and ensnare. Sorry, girls, but it's true. 

I emphasize, once again, the behavior we should all exhibit as serious Catholics, whether en or women.  Visit the Catholic Gentlemen website and here's one for you Catholic ladies

Sunday, April 29, 2018

How Do You Process the Deliberate Legal Murder of a Toddler?

Is Baby Alfie smiling at Jesus?
Alfie Evans is dead -- murdered very systematically by a tyrannical health service backed up by a liberal, gay friendly judge. It's no real surprise, is it? We're accustomed to the headlines. We followed the story of Charlie Gard

As a mother and grandmother I have a hard time wrapping my mind around this kind of evil where doctors and judges can snatch the authority over children from good parents who love and care for their little ones and deliberately conspire to kill them. Why?

Saturday, April 28, 2018

They're Falling Like Dominoes: Is Tom Brokaw the Next Harvey Weinstein?

Linda Vester, NBC correspondent, describes her harassment by Tom Brokaw.

Brokaw denies it, but Linda Vester is no Stormy Daniels.

She is a respected foreign correspondent who covered the news from war zones for NBC. It will be hard to treat her story as a "bimbo eruption."

Vester left television in 2000 to focus on family. She has four children and three step children.

This latest story leads me to ask why some men act like such boars (in heat). I think of the medieval ideal of treating women with respect. The Man of La Mancha reflected that ideal, even addressing the self-proclaimed "slut" Aldonza as "now and forever my lady, Dulcinea." And gradually, she became what he imaged to her.

Friday, April 27, 2018

I Have No Doubt That Vox Speaks for Many Watching the Abomination Taking Place in Liverpool

Alfie Evans and the Damnation of England

Alfie's Case Shines the Light on the Cultural Shift from Medicine's Standard of "First Do No Harm" to a New Standard

And the new standard is don't waste money treating those the medical establishment considers defective. Just say they're "dying" (aren't we all?) and deny them ordinary care, i.e., food and water. We all die very quickly without hydration and nutrition!

 Maybe if Alfie's parents were same sex
he would have been more sympathetic. Ya think?
What we're seeing in Alfie's case is a quality of life evaluation that Judge Hayden put very succinctly when he basically swept aside Alfie's humanity saying, "The brain cannot regenerate itself and there is virtually nothing of his brain left." [Oh...and by the way, Hayden is a pro-gay activist. He also condemned to starvation a woman with minimal consciousness. One is tempted to ask if he would like someone to judge his life as he's judged others.]

For a judge to make himself a medical expert in a case he is deciding is seriously problematic.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tom Evans Tells Supporters to Stand Down: Did Alder Hey refuse to discuss a home plan until he gave this press conference?


Tom Evans' statement sounds like it was written by the hospital. 

Is the family now under a gag order with the threat that Alfie will NEVER go home unless they agree to shut up and adopt the "end of life plan?" This announcement comes almost immediately after he discussed how badly they've been treated by the staff at Alder Hey. What a flip!

As the shroud of silence descends, it makes me think of Holy Thursday. "Judas went out; and it was night."

Please keep praying for Tom and Kate and baby Alfie. And pray for the people of the U.K. who live under this kind of medical tyranny. Alfie won't be its last victim!

No Man is an Island: We Need Community!

Our first community is Mom
and Dad and siblings.
I went to lunch yesterday with five friends -- real friends -- not the faux Facebook kind. Fortunately the restaurant wasn't busy so we weren't keeping our waiter from serving others because we shared and laughed and lamented for almost four hours.

We talked about our children and grandchildren, the tragedy taking place at Alder Hey Hospital with the deliberate move to euthanize baby Alfie Evans, about the insanity of gender fluidity and the failure of the Catholic parishes in Bob Marshall's district to support him in his race against transgender narcissist Dan(ica) Roem.

We talked about the books we're reading and how beautiful the bluebells are at Bull Run Park. We laughed a lot and cried a little.

When I left, I felt like I'd visited the fountain of youth. That's what a supportive community of believing Catholics does for the spirit. Hopefully, we'll get together in June for a rosary lunch.

Alfie Fights On: Parents Just Want to Take Him Home

Latest: Alfie Evans' dad reveals how toddler's brave mum is 'keeping him alive with cuddles' as they bid to take him home

A few observations: 
  • They keep describing Alfie as "terminal" when they don't even have a diagnosis. We've known people with "degenerative brain conditions" who've lived for years. So what do they mean by "terminal?" Aren't we all "terminal?" Does anyone get out of this life alive?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Why is Alder Hey so Intent on Killing Alfie? Two Motives Suggested...

...and let's face it, it's always about power and/or money!

Robert Moynihan from Inside the Vatican suggest the following from a contact:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

And now, a blogger's chilling theory...

Canon Lawyer Ed Peters Says Alder Hey's Statement on Alfie Deserves the Josef Goebbels Award!

Josef Goebbels with Hitler in the Fuhrerbunker
where he and his wife Magda later killed their
six children and themselves.
Here's Peters' tweet:
That April 24 statement from Alder Hey "Hospital" on little Alfie, it deserves the 2018 Josef Goebbels Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Propaganda, for its making child murder sound like kindness.
Read the statement from hospital, a whining claim about how much they care about Alfie and his family and how THEY are the victims of such meanness from those who disagree with their murderous treatment of Alfie Evans and his family. Get out your crying towel. You'll need it when you read about the "difficult time" they've had which has been "hard to bear." Oh, and the "abuse" their staff has suffered. Of course there's not one word about the abuse of little Alfie and his parents. Welcome to the newspeak world of Alder Hey.

Alfie's Treatment is a Warning; This is the New "Palliative Care," The "Third Path" to Euthanasia

Life Tree has an interesting and enlightening article about the Third Path, which is a method of "passive euthanasia" that encourages people to reject even ordinary treatment (food and water and ordinary medication) to bring about death. If people don't choose it, however, there's often a creative way to impose it. Here's a bit from the article:
“Under traditional medical ethics, the guiding principle is ‘do no harm.’ But contemporary bioethics abandons this…in an effort to find the utilitarian goal of the ‘greatest good for the greatest number.’ Under these principles, preserving the life of the human patient is not considered paramount.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

So Now It's Starvation for Alfie. He Just Refuses to Die Fast Enough for the Modern Dr. Mengeles!

Tom Evans earlier today. He continues to fight for Alfie.
We've seen dehydration and starvation used many times to kill people whose lives are considered not worth living. Often it's combined with the morphine drip. This is the new "palliative care" to make sure people die and die relatively quickly.

Watch Tom Evans speak about what they are doing to his little son.

This is barbaric! These "doctors" put one in mind of Dr. Mengele.

Why are they so determined that this little boy die? He has no brain left the doctors say.

WHERE IS QUEEN ELIZABETH? Doesn't Alfie deserve the same protection as the new royal grandson?

Isn't Alfie the royal baby in his family?
Doesn't he deserve the same care and protection
the new royal grandson would receive?
UPDATE 3:45 p.m: Judge Anthony Hayden refuses to let baby Alfie be taken abroad. His name will go down in history with those of the Nazi judges who committed crimes against humanity! ALFIE MUST DIE by judicial fiat!

An effort is on petitioning Queen Elizabeth for intervention for Baby Alfie.

Would the new royal grandson be treated the same way Alfie is and receive the same neglect and efforts to delivery bring about his death?

Would doctors and judges impose their values on the royal family as they do with British commoners and nobodies?

Pray for a Miracle: Alfie Continues to Breathe on His Own!

Alfie continues to breathe on his own!
World Watches as little Alfie Evans continues to breathe without the ventilator. Edward Pentin reports
that the Italian government has plane ready to fly Alfie to Italy where he's been given Italian citizenship

PRAY FOR THIS MIRACLE BABY WHO CLEARLY HAS THE WILL TO LIVE.

Alfie's dad continues to fight for his son giving us an example of a manly father's love for his child. Before the ventilator was turned off he made this statement reported by LifeSiteNews:
He said that if the hospital’s actions result in the death of his son, he will sue everyone involved for "murder."
“But if my son dies now, I will instruct lawyers to start private prosecution of every single person who helps to make that happen,” he said.

It's Official: The State Owns Your Children and Can Do Anything They Want With Them

We're in a courtroom. You and millions of other parents sit at the defense table arguing that parents, by the authority of God, have the right to make decisions for their children. The state's authority, you argue, derives from God and He has given the primary right of decision-making for children to parents.

The prosecution team at the other table leaps up in unison to object. God has no place in this trial. The parents are out of order. 

The judge sustains the objection and orders the parents not to bring God into the courtroom.

Monday, April 23, 2018

From Robert Moynihan: Alfie's Last Hour -- Legal Murder by the "Post God" Culture





Monday, April 23, 2018

Alfie's Last Hour


As I write, at noon Rome time, Alfie Evans has one hour to live. 

His breathing tube will be removed at 1 p.m. Rome time. [and he will be chemically suffocated]

But this letter is not just about Alfie's life — supremely valuable as the life of any individual human being is.

It is about the life of our whole civilization, which stands before the moment of its condemnation.

The Consequences of Not Listening: A History Lesson for Our Elected Leaders to Commemorate the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775

Barre was an Irish soldier in the
English army and a renowned
member of Parliament, noted by
HoraceWalpole for his"very
classic and eloquent diction."
A recent article in The Wanderer by Terence P. Jeffrey presented a fascinating bit of British history that directly relates to our country's beginning. He described a disagreement in Parliament between Col. Isaac Barre, a veteran of the French and Indian War wounded at the Battle of Quebec, and Charles Townsend, a politician who became Chancellor of the Exchequer and was responsible for the detested"Townshend Acts," a series of laws imposing taxes on the American colonies, the first of which was the Stamp Act of 1765. 

The Stamp Act required the colonists in America to purchase stamps for every printed document: newspapers, legal notices, ships' manifests, in fact, every commercial transaction. The money was to be used for troops to defend and protect the American frontier. Despite the use of the money, the real objection to the Act was the fact that it was imposed without the input of the colonial legislatures themselves. Hence the motto: "No taxation without representation."

During the debate in Parliament over the Stamp Act on February 6, 1765, Barre gave this sensible advice to the members of the House of Commons:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Meditation for Sunday: When Man Replaces God, He Creates a Nightmare of Evil!

Are we condemned to repeat the evils of the past?
It's Earth Day. No doubt you're thinking of ways to make the earth a better place. I'm all for that, so let's take a little walk down one ugly path of history so we won't repeat it.

Did you know that the German government under Adolf Hitler murdered 300,000 aryan German citizens before it organized the mass killing of Jews? The German euthanasia program (Aktion T4) preceded the mass extermination of the Jews and other ethnic groups by two years. Hitler's personal doctor, Karl Brandt, organized the program the purpose of which was to eliminate undesirable populations in German society. Those with congenital health problems, the mentally ill, the retarded, even World War I amputees were targeted for death. Why? For a whole myriad reasons: eugenics, reducing the welfare budget, cost effectiveness, etc. all wearing the mask of compassion claiming the desire to reduce suffering.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fired Feminist Pro-Abort Instigates Attack on Steubenville Colleagues

Rebecca Bratten Weiss
Pro-Abort Feminist Idealogue
From Church Militant TV April 19, by Christine Niles:
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - Alumni of the Franciscan University  of Steubenville [All three of them!] launched an attack against conservative professors at the Catholic school, but inside sources claim a fired professor is behind the move.
An open letter published by "alumni and friends" of the university accuses Professors Anne Hendershott and Stephen Krason, among others, of being "strongly ideologically aligned with the far right of American politics." As proof, the letter cites articles authored by Hendershott and Krason calling out liberal Catholic schools, leftist protests, Obama policies and feminism. 

Counting Calories: An Exercise in Self Awareness and Accountability

We found this snail in the garden, Grandma.
We think it moves faster than you do! 
I've never paid much attention to my weight and have rarely dieted in my life. During Advent and Lent I've often given up sweets, alcohol, between meal snacks, and other calorie-laden goodies. I once gave up chocolate for an extended period for one of my children who was going through a hard time.

But I decided after my annual physical two weeks ago that I really need to drop some pounds because I'm exhausted all the time and the extra weight is no doubt a big reason. I decided I needed to get serious about it.

It's frustrating because I pretty much eat the way I always have: three meals a day and only a rare snack with a cup of decaf tea and honey in the evening. (Honey is a sleep aid and it really works for me.)  But being on prednisone for 18 months and the natural, metabolic slowdown from age seems to have reset my metabolism to that of a snail.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Twitter Discriminates against Young Adult with Down's Syndrome

Charlotte (Charlie) Fien's account was locked for 24 hours!

Why?

Because she posted pro-life photos on her Twitter page.

This young woman is an activist defending the rights of those with Down's Syndrome. She's spoken before the U.N. She's also worked to help the Irish people keep their laws protecting babies in the womb.

Read more here and check out her testimony at the U.N. Go, Charlie!

There's more than one way to abuse a child!

Jazz has serious problems including binge eating.
In my last post I referred to little Alfie Evans and the doctors' concerted effort to kill him by pulling his ventilator. But there are other ways to abuse and "kill" children. One of the worst is the politically correct way many are dealing with the illness of gender dysphoria. And, yes, it is an illness.

An endocrinologist evaluates I Am Jazz, the propaganda book for kids who have gender dysphoria. 

Dr. Michael Laidlaw provides a real service in analyzing one of the most popular books being pushed by transgender activists. He begins with an important point:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Will Pope Francis be a (Grand)Papa to Little Alfie Evans?

Little Alfie Evans deserves a chance to live!
Father of Alfie Evans meets with pope, pleads for asylum in Italy


As the culture of death zooms in on the sickest members of our human family, we need voices to stand up and speak out. And so I was glad to see these stories about Pope Francis meeting with little Alfie Evans' dad and speaking clearly about the evil of abandoning the sickest and most helpless among us:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

An Interview with Dexter Duggan on the "Family Feud" with James Hitchcock

Read the latest Catholic news!
Earlier this month I wrote a post about the "family feud" between Catholic historian James Hitchcock and The Wanderer, a conservative Catholic newspaper. Hitchcock's book, Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics, targets The Wanderer (and reporter Dexter Duggan particularly) with a tsunami of criticism.  But the charges, from the perspective of a regular reader (myself), are baffling since Hitchcock implies that The Wanderer and several of her writers, have thrown the pro-life issue under the bus.

Huh?

The Wanderer is one of the most consistent champions of babies in the womb and those who defend them in the Catholic media. The newspaper also publishes some of the best commentary on Catholic teaching about the entire range of pro-life issues: abortion, euthanasia, homosexual activism and same-sex "marriage", assisted suicide, reproductive technology, etc. How could a Catholic historian get things so wrong?

Maybe liberal Starbucks isn't so liberal after all.



I have to laugh when liberals demonstrate just how illiberal they are. Hey, Starbucks diversity is all about protecting the right to sodomy and gay "marriage," but letting blacks use the restroom when they haven't ordered one of their high priced burnt coffees...that's a horse (or a person) of a different color. I never drink Starbucks anyway, but I am laughing over their moment of negative notoriety! [Note: The police don't deserve any criticism here. They were called by Starbucks to remove the black men from what is a private business. They were simply carrying out the law that gives Starbucks the right to order people off their property.] Let's face it. These days many managers exhibit the snowflake attitude of don't make me feel uncomfortable. Get out so I can drink my latte and hug my snuggie in my safe space. Of course the situation at Starbucks will get a lot more media coverage than the episode in Seattle where pro-lifers were ordered out of the gay coffee shop.

Starbucks Boycott Launched over Racist Episode

And Another

Monday, April 16, 2018

Here's Why We Need Capital Punishment!

7 inmates killed in 'mass casualty incident' at SC prison

Many are probably shaking their heads and saying I'm not really pro-life because I believe capital punishment is sometimes justified. But I believe the state has the obligation to protect her people and prevent more innocent victims from those who clearly cannot be safely assimilated into society and are an on-going danger to other inmates and prison workers. Don't they have rights? Aren't their lives worth protecting?





Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Meditation: Control of the Thoughts, a Prescription for Spiritual Health

Today has offered a continual reminder that one of the keys to happiness is to control our thoughts. A constant litany of negativity is the quickest way to discouragement and depression. When I was on Facebook this morning, I came across a video of Zig Ziglar. It intrigued me so I took a look at his bio. His life wasn't all roses and bonbons. His father died when he was only six years old and his baby sister died two days later. His family was poor. He was a salesman who struggled to make enough to take care of his family. And yet, he never gave up and ended up a successful motivational speakers helping millions of people "overcome obstacles." Here's just one short video with an important message about life.

Let's Hear It for Tennessee: Gov Signs Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood!

UPDATE 4/13

Tennessee moves to defund Planned Parenthood

They still need a waiver from the feds according to the article and no doubt the well funded abortion giant will sue, but the legislature and governor did the right think and it puts pressure on the baby killers and sends a message. The law is a teacher and this is one teaches that Tennessee favors childbirth over child murder.

So here's a big Tennessee celebration song!



Saturday, April 14, 2018

U.K. Continues to Kidnap Sick Babies to Kill Them!

Baby Alfie Evans, the latest "useless eater"
targeted in the U.K. for death by doctor mandate!
Who has the right to make decisions over Alfie's medical treatment? Or even where he dies? The U.K. says it's judges and doctors. Move over, parents, your children belong to the state and if they don't measure up, it's "Sayonara, baby!" Alder Hey Children's Hospital even put a police guard outside the little one's room to make sure his parents don't remove the baby from their "loving" care.

This little one is likely to end up the same way Charlie Gard did -- dead by doctors' mandate.

If the death peddlers say your little one's case is hopeless, even if you raise money to pay for treatment and have an air ambulance ready to take him to another hospital (like Alfie's parents do) they will kill your child anyway. What do you know about it, you stupid parents? We are the scientists and medical experts and we say it's time to die!