Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Deception Known As Brain Death

A man in London, after an auto accident, was thought to be in a comatose state.  In reality he was simply unable to communicate.  Another auto accident victim was thought to be brain dead.  She woke up - just as doctors were starting to harvest her organs.  A 39-year old woman suffered a stroke and was thought to be brain-dead.  She could hear everything and feared that her life support would be removed.

There are many stories like these.  But these are the lucky ones, the ones who came out of their comas (some just in time) and/or had loved ones who refused to give up on them (like Aden Hailu, mentioned a few days ago).  Countless others haven't been so lucky.  With a medical system that is shifting its focus from treating people to increasing their bank accounts, we have well-founded reason to fear that our loved ones - and ourselves - may be deemed "too expensive" or our organs deemed "useful" and will be euthanized.  The following is another talk, this one given by Dr. Paul Byrne, a physician who has faced down this aspect of the culture of death.  His website is

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Is The Pope Trying To Get The Number Of Priestly Vocations To Tank?

When he makes statements like, “There are often young men who are psychologically unstable without knowing it and who look for strong structures to support them. For some it is the police or the army but for others it is the clergy,” and  “When a youngster is too rigid, too fundamentalist, I don’t feel confident (about him). Behind it there is something he himself does not understand. Keep your eyes open!”, what are we to glean from them?

Couple those statements with what is NOT said.  Notice that he voiced no concern for the seminarian who openly dissents from Church teaching regarding faith and morals, who is not devout, etc.  Then the meaning is all too clear.  Can all this give a clue as to why the pope and/or some in the Vatican obviously had an axe to grind against the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate?  Look at the video below.  Do they strike you as "neurotic"?  Under the previous two pontiffs, the number of vocations had been increasing.  Pray that good vocations aren't once again hindered as they were in the wake of Vatican II.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Combating Murder At Later Stages In Life

Last weekend I attended a conference spearheaded by the Catholic Media Coalition (of which this blog is a member) dealing with the threats against innocent life at the other end of the life spectrum.  So many of us have been focused on the murders of babies that we may not have noticed the culture of death as it targets the old and infirm among us.  Starting now, I'll be posting videos dealing with this topic.  Some of them (like tonight's) are from the conference that I attended.

One of the things that Mary Ann mentioned in the video is the two-pronged motive that hospitals are adopting as they glom onto the culture of death: 1) not wanting to incur costs for treatment of very sick people and 2) seeking organs for transplant.  Both of these in turn have a common denominator - $$$!  I'll post a story about co-joined twins being separated.  One detail almost slips by - that the parents were encouraged to abort the babies.  They didn't and the little girls were successfully separated.  Let's not gloss over the fact that the one set of doctors wanted to take the "easy (and most economic) way out" and murder the babies.

I'll now post Mary Ann's opening address and below that, a video of Bishop Gracida's talk that she mentioned in the course of her talk.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

This post's title is that of an article written by Susan Matthiesen, my friend and colleague in the Catholic Media Coalition.  She gives an historical perspective on the persecution of Middle East Christians during the past century.  The push to allow Syrian refugees, spearheaded by the Messiah Most Miserable, is a continuation of the persecution of these Christians as well as the proverbial embrace of the rattlesnake, as only muslims are allowed in while Christians are deliberately excluded.

Without further ado, the article.

As Western intelligentsia and media elites continue to focus upon the fake and inflated refugee crisis among Palestinians, the world’s real refugee crisis, now described as the worst since World War II, is that of Syrian Christians and Yazidis persecuted by ISIS and migrating to Europe by the hundreds of thousands. The cause of this catastrophe is not difficult to grasp unless we rely on the mainstream media, not only today, but also yesterday; that is, the yesterday of 100 years ago.

In the 1930s Hitler took advantage of the silence of the media when planning the extermination of the Jews. He was not troubled about anger or retaliation because of his wicked strategies since he was aware of the world’s muteness on the matter of Turkey’s 1915 slaughter and genocide of Armenian Christians. He said, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Since no one did, Hitler well knew he could annihilate the Jews without arousing the world’s wrath.

April 24, 2015, marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the 1915 genocide of the Armenian people by the Turkish government, or more succinctly, the genocide of Armenian Christians by the jihadist government of the Islamic Young Turks. Such evil as was done to Armenian Christians at the hands of Islamic hatred has rarely been seen in the history of mankind, but then, since its beginning, Islam has been defined by its vicious inhumanity of bestial force against civilized societies.

The Young Turks promoted the idea of Ottomanization, that is, creating a homogeneous Turkey of one race, one language, and one religion – Islam. By 1914, with the new slogan, “Turkey for the Turks,” the Young Turks began ordering the confiscation of Christian property, then the wholesale slaughter and exile of Turkey’s Christian population began. Between 1915 -1917 mass arrests, heinous torture and murder of Christians took place all over Macedonia. The prominent of the towns and villages were first to be arrested and exiled to the interior, or killed outright.

One can receive a sound education on the Armenian Genocide by going to YouTube’s various videos and documentaries on the subject, one of which is 90 minutes long. Photographs prove the horror of the truth. The cruelty and wickedness seen in pictures while ignored by the Western media is shocking – Christian clergy, professors, doctors and lawyers from Istanbul made to march through the streets with their feet nailed to iron horseshoes, 16 Armenian Christian girls crucified by the Turks. “Each girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.” They had refused to convert to Islam, so were raped and crucified. The 1915 photos of the crucified girls can be seen on Google Images.

Since the slaughter and annihilation of the Armenians was successful, the Turks next exterminated Pontic Greek Christians, erasing their long history from the face of the earth down to dismantling their churches, homes and villages and letting the Christians’ cultivated land and orchards go to waste. Nothing is left. No one tells that history better than Thea Halo in her book, Not Even My Name, the amazing story of her mother’s life as a Pontian Greek whose entire family was killed by the Islamist Turkish government. Thea’s mother, Sano Halo, born in 1909, recently died in 2014 at the age of 105. This book is recommended reading for anyone wanting to know the truth from an actual living witness uprooted from her home, and, as a child, watching everyone she loved slaughtered or dying of disease from starvation while being marched to the desert. Of those who made it to the desert, all that was left were their dried, sun-bleached bones lying in the sand.

Today’s current lack of concern that the United States government seems to have for persecuted Assyrian Christians in Iraq and Syria is likewise deplorable. Their 1915 killing by the Turkish Islamic government is identical to that of the Armenians and Pontian Greeks. Chicago attorney, Robert W. DeKelaita, tells the story of his grandfather’s escape from the killing grounds of the Assyrian Genocide. “(My grandfather) had to carefully step over the dead bodies of his relatives and friends as he made his escape from the Assyrian village of Mar Bishu in 1915. Turkish and Kurdish irregulars bombed or pillaged their village nestled in the mountains east of the Hakkari Mountains, killing everyone because they were Assyrian Christians.”

Along with 1.5 million Armenians and Greeks of Anatolia, the Ottomans extinguished 750,000 Assyrian lives and one million Greeks, Albanians, Serbs and Bulgarians. Men, women, and children were shot or hacked to pieces, their blood soaking the earth of their ancestors. Others were taken and tortured and murdered because they refused to convert to Islam. Women were raped to death, children beheaded, men castrated, disemboweled then slaughtered. Meanwhile our Muslim-friendly president, Barack Hussein Obama, is persecuting Assyrian Christian Robert DeKelaita for helping Assyrian Christians trying to escape evil at the hands of the demonically inspired religion of Islam.

Today a massive sea of humanity flows into Western Europe; however not all of them are persecuted Christians and Yazidis. Most are Muslims. In 1683 the Battle of Vienna, instigated by the Turks for entrance into Europe proper from Asia Minor through the Balkans, marked the historical end of the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into Europe. The Islamic army got as far as Vienna where they were stopped by Jan Sobieski (a Pole) and his small army. Three hundred years later, today’s descendants of those same Europeans of yesterday are allowing Muslims into Europe thereby negating everything for which their forefathers died.

Blogger Andrew Biezad ( says about today’s situation, “While American and Western European governments are saying this is a ‘refugee crisis’ and the news media, like good propagandists, run images of a few poor women and children, they neglect to show the rest of the situation. Not displayed is the mass of overwhelmingly young, healthy, well-dressed males, carrying the latest smart phones yelling Allahu Akbar. These men have come to rampage, riot and destroy in the name of Islam. This is not normal migration, this is an Islamic hijra.

“The idea of the hijra pertains to the movement of a group of Muslims from a predominantly Muslim area to a predominately non-Muslim area with the goal of establishing Islam’s dominance in it. The first hijra conquered Jerusalem in 638. The second hijra conquered Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1453. According to certain voices in the Islamic world, the third and final hijra will be Rome and the Catholic Church which is the main obstacle impeding Islam’s domination of all humanity. Therefore, tomorrow, the Christian faithful must not only be converted to Islam, but their sacred spaces must be taken from them and given to the Dar al-Islam – the House of Islam.” As for America’s future, President Clinton’s former Islamic advisor and convicted Al Qaeda financier Abdurahman Alamoudi said, “This country (America) will become a Muslim country.”

Because of the media’s and Islam’s shared hatred of our Judeo-Christian God, the media turns attention away from today’s Christian Genocide, thereby manifesting its silence on the issue. As it concentrates on Bruce Jenner’s new transgendered facade with his carefully chosen lipstick color highlighting his high feminine cheekbones, Kim Kardashian West’s “lacy look over her baby bump,” and covering up Hillary Clinton’s wiping her server clean – “What? With a cloth or something?” – today’s current genocide of Christians in the Middle East prophesies tomorrow’s genocide of the rest of us, wiping us clean off the face of the earth with the cloth of Islam.

Yesterday’s history of Christian blood running in ancient city streets should have predicted today’s Middle East slaughter of Christians by Islamic hatred. Tomorrow’s future was predicted on August 9, 2014, by Archbishop Amel Nona, Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, now exiled, when he said, “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number (millions) of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of your principles. You think all men are created equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, (tomorrow) you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.”

And as the song says, “Tomorrow is only a day away.”

Friday, November 20, 2015

Say #no2cchd; Instead #SaveAdenHailu

Much has already been written about the harm that is done by the organizations that are funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Lepanto Institute has gone into great depth in revealing how its origins are linked with Communism.  There is no denying that the CCHD is inexorably jaded from its inception.  In my opinion, this is one reason why the CCHD cannot be reformed.  It should be scrapped.  In the meantime, please do not feed that beast this weekend.  Boycott the collection.

Instead of donating to the CCHD, I'd ask your support of Aden Hailu, a young lady about whom I wrote yesterday.  Why not direct your money to saving innocent life, in lieu of organizations that are fomenting grave evils?

News Flash! The Refugees ARE Being Vetted!

It's true.  The Obama cartel is vetting refugees seeking asylum in this country. It's just that his criteria for so doing falls way short of decency and common sense.

On Allen West's website we see the true demographics of the population that the Messiah Most Miserable wishes to inflict upon us.  Of all those poor Syrian refugees, only 52% are actually from Syria.  Fancy that!  62% of them are males of military age: very few children.  What's up with that?  Will a goodly portion of them hightail it to areas targeted by ISIS, just like the fellow who eluded the Louisiana Catholic Charities and scurried up to Washington DC?  It was also revealed that the mastermind behind the Paris attacks got into France by posing as a refugee!  Surprise!

Now there is vetting going on, to be sure.  Christians and other non-muslims from the middle east are being denied entry.  There is even a situation where a European Christian family who fled Germany to practice their faith will be deported!  Rather selective treatment, wouldn't you say?

Why cannot so many otherwise well-meaning Christians connect the obvious dots?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Facilitators Of Illegal Immigration Reject Catholicism For Progressivism

In the face of Obama's scheme to import 10,000 Syrian refuges into the United States, there has been much confusion on the part of Catholics regarding what the United States, as a nation, should do.  Some have opined that we should admit them indiscriminately, prefacing their remarks with "Jesus would welcome the stranger" and "what would Jesus do".  Implicit in their invocation of Jesus' name is that they imagine He would not consider the impact such decisions might have on others.  For instance, they direct these platitudes at governmental officials, urging them to base their policies on a rather simplistic impressions of Our Lord's will.  They fail to consider that governmental officials have as their FIRST priorities the welfare of their citizens.  They have a moral duty to do all they can to protect them from real threats.  And yes, evidence pours in that the Syrians are posing a threat to their host countries.  The attacks on France last week should serve as a stark lesson to us.

Suppose, for example, there was a neighborhood that was plagued by a series of house invasions that occurred when the robbers burst into homes when doors had been opened to them.  A father of a family heard a knock at the door at night.  He calls through the door, asking the visitors what they want, and they stated they needed help and wished to be admitted into the home.  Knowing the neighborhood situation, would the father be wise to believe the visitors?  Of course not.  "But Jesus would welcome the stranger", our good-hearted but weak-thinking friends might chime.  I for one beg to differ.  Would He not approve of the father's solicitude for his family, a solicitude that is enjoined on him by the Sacrament of Matrimony and the Fourth Commandment?  Just as the father of a family have to abide by his God-given priorities, so do those in civil authority.  Their FIRST responsibilities are to their citizens and constituents.  This is NOT rocket science!  Taylor Marshall wrote a piece that is an excellent treatment of this issue, drawing on Aquinas extensively.

Today ISIS released a video that threatens more destruction in Paris and the destruction of the White House.   A few days ago, the DHS confirmed that eight Syrians were taken into custody in Laredo TX.  Five others were arrested in Honduras as they attempted to use stolen passports.

So now Obama wants to allow muslim Syrians into the United States.  Why, then, does he refuse to allow Christian and Yazidi refugees to enter the US?  His bigotry against Christians is obvious and despicable.

Too many Catholic officials, carrying on like aging hippies with stars in their eyes, steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the truth and cling to their romantized notions of the "poor immigrants" with themselves as their noble saviors.  In the midst of their semi-annual meeting in Baltimore, the US bishops pompously announce their calls for de facto open borders while chiding the governors who are following the maxims of Aquinas.  Not to be outdone by the USCCB, the Maryland Catholic Conference put forth this laughable press release as it appears in the Catholic Standard.  A little aside.  Today I did not receive my issue in the mail.  I think it's fascinating that my delivery is either missed or late when one of these whoppers is published in the paper.  But I digress!

Anyway, there is the typical call for "compassion" (selective compassion, since non-muslims aren't allowed admittance).  The MCC goes on to tout the praises (?) of the Catholic Relief Services, saying that they have "a rich history of serving potential refuges in their native land".  Really?  CRS has been caught red-handed distributing condoms and abortifacients in Africa - not merely funding said distribution, but CRS personnel themselves distributing these tools of mortal sin.  They retained a "same-sex married" man as a vice president, knowing of his immoral lifestyle.  Read here for a whole litany of their horrid endeavors and search the Lepanto Institute for more details.  Here's a snapshot of their income statement for the fiscal year ended 9/30/2014.  Notice that almost half their funding came from governmental grants: that is, our tax dollars!  I suppose that's the "rich" part of their history.

Then the MCC crows about Catholic Charities.  Yes - same Catholic Charities that:
Catholic Charities is one of the groups charged by the Obama cartel to help "settle" the Syrians as they invade arrive here.  There's most likely more than altruistic motivation for them to do so. Recall last summer when it was discovered that the feds had extended to Catholic Charities offices in Texas over $17 million in grants to take in refugees.  Wanna bet they're getting a nice chunk of change now?  Again, that's our tax dollars.  Just as they botched the three incidents listed above, they botched big-time this past week.

The Catholic Charities in Louisiana helped settle one such individual - and then lost track of him.  Governor Jindal insisted that Obama give him info on those that are being shipped to his state; he probably knows better than to hold his breath waiting.  But the story gets more interesting!  Lo and behold, the Louisiana government learned that this refugee had gone to Washington DC.  Now consider:
  • He is supposedly a poor destitute refugee.  Yet he has the wherewithal to get off the boat and hightail it to Washington DC.  It sounds like he had some direction and resources to make the trip.  The distance between LA and DC is approximately 1100 miles.  How did he afford the transportation and other travel expenses?
  • Recall from earlier in this post that ISIS made threats against the White House.  Did this "poor refugee" come up here to participate?  Was he ordered to do so?
I've received word that the House of Representatives voted today (by a veto-proof majority) to put a pause on Obama's scheme to import these refugees.  Let us pray that the Senate jumps on board.   Speaking of the House, I don't know if Trey Gowdy is Catholic or not, but he seems to have an inate grasp of Aquinas' thinking on immigration.

I'll end this rather long post with a video by Ann Corcoran detailing her research on refugee resettlement.

We CAN Help #SaveAdenHailu

I posted a few days ago regarding the plight of Aden Hailu, who is apparently being targeted by a Reno NV hospital for her organs.  The Nevada Supreme Court ruled against the hospital and is preventing them from removing her life support.  She is still not receiving the proactive treatment she needs to heal.  I refer you to the post from my colleague at Les Femmes for more details.  We need to pray, to spread the word and to contribute to the GoFundMe account to which Mary Ann links.  I'd suggest the latter in lieu of the CCHD collection this weekend.  Why not give to a cause that will actually save a person rather than undermine the Christian underpinnings of western society?

Time is of the essence.  Pass these posts along and share them on your own social sites.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maryland - Good News And Bad News

With the insidious plot by the Messiah Most Miserable to import thousands of his "best-buds" jihadist terrorists masquerading as "refuges", I thought that Maryland (where I live) would have a massive influx.  The fact is that Maryland, for many years, has been a progressive loony bin, politically and morally speaking.  Therefore you can imagine my delight when I heard the news that Governor Larry Hogan is opposed to bringing more of these people into Maryland.  At the time of this writing, about thirty states have made moves to block the importation of these folks into their states - and they have the constitutional authority to do so.  Hogan made this very key statement: "As governor of Maryland, the safety and security of Marylanders remains my first priority."  I have friends who will be reading this who state that "Jesus would welcome the stranger so we must do the same".  I will unpack the errors of that statement in a future post.

Now the bad news.

About 3-5 years ago, an abortionist named Steven Chase Brigham ran into legal trouble in Maryland, when he was found to be aborting illegally; one woman died as a result.  I wrote a bit about it.  To make a long story short, his various abortuaries in Maryland (one of them in Silver Spring) had to close.

Operation Rescue has broken the news that Brigham has reopened his Maryland abortuaries.  He is limiting his practice to medical abortions since licensing for that is less strict than for surgical abortions.  Still, he now poses a threat to women as well as a mortal danger to many babies.  Operation Rescue suggests contacting the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to get these places closed again.  Perhaps they may listen, since Joshua Sharfstein has left that agency.  Pray that Maryland shuts down all these hell-holes.  There is no excuse for reprobates like Brigham and Carhart to be slaughtering babies and maiming women in Maryland.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Culture Of Death - Preying On Elderly And Sick

A number of states have been legalizing "assisted suicide" measures.  Recently California joined those deadly ranks.  From Church Militant we hear that the Catholic bishops of California are initiating actions to put the measure to referendum.

Another facet of the threats to life at the "other end of the spectrum" is that posed by hospitals - some hospitals, that is.  Watch these two videos to learn some of the insidious background to the increase of "brain death" diagnoses in various hospitals; some hospitals and doctors are being motivated by considerations completely at variance with the Hippocratic Oath.