Friday, December 3, 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021
We wonder about their usage of the Greek letters for they seem to be bobbing about with no particular order. Well, maybe that's just reflective of their entire handling of the situation. Anyway, please bookmark that site, so you can see what next month's
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Saturday, November 27, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Mark Shriver, the pro-abortion ex-politician, has been named as President of Don Bosco Christo Rey School in Takoma Park, MD. This appointment was announced and presumably made by both the Archdiocese of Washington and the eastern province of the Salesians. The Catholic Substandard article to which I linked reports that Cardinal Gregory slobbered his praises of Shriver, saying among other things that Shriver is "dedicated to serving...children". Well, yes, provided that they have escaped the clutches of abortion. Most glaring for its omission is any mention whatsoever for Shriver's facilitation of abortion while in the MD House of Delegates and the fact that he ran for US Congress on a solid pro-abortion ticket.
One wonders just what kind of education those poor students will get. Will they be allowed to have a pro-life club that will actually be involved in the struggle to save babies from being murdered in their mothers' wombs? Will they discuss politics through the prism of "social justice warriors"? And what might happen, should those students stumble across the history of Shriver's pro-abortion activities? By no means will true Catholic education flourish at that school with a pro-abort at the helm. Cardinal Gregory knows that. We can only presume that he doesn't care. After all, Shriver is a dyed-in-the-wool progressive. Whether he knows it or not, Shriver will serve to further the Great Reset and the New World Order. He is in an excellent position to corrupt many Catholic young people to that demented way of thinking.
But wait! The Catholic Substandard had more enthusiastic slobbering to do all over Shriver. The latter wrote a book, you see, called "10 Hidden Heroes". The editor of the Standard, Mark Zimmerman, penned the book review himself. Except for his own parents, Shriver seems rather coy about who these "heroes" are. The website isn't much help, either. However, are some of these truly stalwart people considered heroes in this book?
- The faithful Catholics who kneel to receive Holy Communion on the tongue while others (including the minister!) mock them?
- The parents standing up at school board meetings to protest critical race theory in the schools, sexually explicit reading materials being thrust on their children, the insipid mask mandates
- The good people who may lose their livelihoods because they won't be de facto cannibals in accepting the abortion-tainted vaccines
- The ever-growing number of parents homeschooling their children rather than turning them over to godless schools (some ostensibly Catholic)
- The Catholics who drive many miles each Sunday to attend a Traditional Latin Mass rather than the clown Mass at their own parishes
- The pro-life people who spend hours in front of abortion mills praying in reparation for the baby-slaughter and trying to extend true help to desparate mothers?
Sunday, November 21, 2021
As most know, Kyle Rittenhouse has been found "not guilty" on all five counts brought against him. We can dispense with whether or not a 17-year old should have been in that situation. The fact is that he was and his life was threatened; at least that's what I would call it if people pointed a gun at me and were beating my head with a skateboard. What was he to do? Just suffer it in silence? He had no choice but to defend himself.
Well, Father Michael Pfleger got his panties in a wad over it. "A travesty" is what he calls Rittenhouse's acquittal. But you see, Pflegar really, really hates guns. In fact, he hates them so much that he took issue with a Chicago gun owner, stating that he (Pfleger) would "sufff" the gun owner. My post on the matter, complete with the clip where Pfleger uttered his charming screed, is here.
So on one hand a court of law recognizes that a young man defended himself from otherwise-certain murder. On the other hand, a Catholic priest threatens the life of a gun owner. Which one of these is the real travesty?
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Social media has its uses and benefits. The left discovered that back in 2008 as they utilized it to help elect Barack Obama. Admittedly good Christian people were simply outclassed in the use of electronic resources. One of the features of this electronic means of communications is the ability to communicate to others while obfuscating one's own identity. However, such anonymity means reduced accountability, leading some to believe that they can let loose with their less-than-noble impulses. One might expect leftwing atheists to wallow in that swill, and they do. Sadly, some who profess to be Christian have also succumbed to such temptations.
There are sites devoted to Christian (?) humor. While for the most part the jokes and memes are decent enough, there are troubling instances where they cross unacceptable lines. The comments on these posts are also quite disappointing. A few of us have attempted to remind others of proper Christian morality and decorum only to be mocked as having no "sense of humor". I will post some examples, apologizing in advance for the regrettable nature of these, but if we want to see some reasons why we are not proceeding in the fight for Christian culture, we must be prepared to see what some in our midst consider to be acceptable behavior.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
The College Fix, an online publication run by conservative college students, published an article detailing how the Catholic University of America allowed its student health plan to cover abortions. This was no short-term glitch as this coverage existed for three years. The CUA personnel claim that their carrier simply stopped the abortion exclusions. I find that highly unlikely; in my experience of administering health plans, I know that carriers announce any proposed changes well in advance.
College Fix personnel repeatedly attempted to contact CUA personnel about the coverage prior to publication of their first article, but those attempts were ignored. After College Fix published that article, however, CUA became busy little bees and got their carrier to correct the situation.
Some questions come to mind:
- Who at CUA was responsible for administering the health plan and ensuring that it remained in conformity with Church teaching?
- How was that abortion coverage allowed to remain for three years?
- I know that there are pro-life students there. Did any of them raise questions, and if so, how were they treated?
- Why was College Fix initially rebuffed?
- The abortion coverage is now allegedly removed. How will that be verified?