Friday, December 31, 2010

Michelle Obama - "Obese Children...National Security Issue"

A week or so ago, we heard Janet Napolitano tell us that "climate change" is a national security threat.  Well, since that fad has died its quick death, we have a new security threat!  Are you biting your fingernails yet?  Well, here it is, from Mrs Messiah herself!  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

She, of course, is talking of the so-called "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act".  She claims that obesity is a "national security threat" because supposedly recruits are coming in overweight.  Michelle, what else is new?  One of the purposes of basic training is to get the recruits in shape.  That's how it's always been - that is, until training standards were dumbed down so that women, etc could "pass".

She also claims this bill will "save lives".  My, my!  She shares her husband's messianic delusions of grandeur.  As he looks on, he must be jealous of her since she is obviously not dependent on a teleprompter - but I digress!  Now note, on the video, at the 1:40 marker, where she states "we can't just leave it up to the parents".  Oh, yes we can.  And we accomplish that by getting rid of the structures and bureaucracies that subvert and undermine parental authority and perogative in their children's lives.  Do we hear the nanny-socialist state rattling its saber here?  Watch out for the "fat police" coming our way!

To further reimforce the nanny state (to propagandize children and those of childish minds), watch this condescending tripe which was produced with your tax dollars!  Click here if you can't see embedded video. 

You did notice, of course, that there's none of that nasty red meat, right?  Well, maybe after that school subverts Elmo's parents and feeds him a politically-correct diet, they can teach him proper language skills so that the poor little thing no longer speaks of himself in the third person.

Before any snide progressives snipe at me for belittling the Obamas' "concern for children", remember that they are both rabidly pro-abortion.  Recall all that talk of "future promise" in the first video?  Well, what we see now is only 66% of the "promise" that God sent, as 1/3 of unborn children are murdered in their mothers' wombs - murders that the Obamas have worked hard to facilitate!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Muslim Girl's Guide To Losing Your Virginity?

Now didn't that pique your curiousity, if not your anger?  Doesn't that seem like quite the slap in the face to the Islamic faith?  Of course it does, and I think both liberals and conservatives would agree that such a concept is an insult to one and all.

So why, oh why, is it deemed "hilarious and invigorating" by the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles to put on a play entitled (bet you can't guess!) "The Catholic Girl's Guide to Losing Your Virginity"?

To my west coast friends and colleagues - you've got your work cut out for you!

Catholic Church = Sole Hope Of The World

However, the Church is not living up to her responsibilities - and its shepherds, e.g., bishops, bear the main responsibility.  Many of them have stood by while heresy and corruption and immorality have wrecked havoc amongst their flocks - and some have outright facilitated the mess!  For a small sampling of the savaging that the Church undergoes today - both from within and without - just look at the two preceding posts.  This whole blog, and those listed on the right bar, also expose much that is amiss.

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Wuerl: No Position On Gays In Military

According to Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the Church "has no position" on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military.  You can watch the Fox News interview here.

What??!?!?!  If the Church can have a "position" on nonsense such as the DREAM act (and thank the Good Lord that it fizzled), how on earth could it not have a position on that question?  Mind you, the question is about whether or not gays should be allowed to serve openly, that is to flout their mortally-sinful lifestyles.  And the Church supposedly has no position on that?

Cardinal Wuerl's "hands-off" attitude was not shared by Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Service.  This past June, he urged Congress not to repeal the DADT policy.  He stated quite clearly - and correctly - that "Sacrificing the moral beliefs of individuals" in response to "merely political considerations is neither just nor prudent especially for the armed forces at a time of war."  Of course he and his chaplains are only dreading the human wreckage that they'll have to clean up now that perversion can be openly practiced and foisted upon our soldiers. 

Pray for our bishops that they all will stand firm in the face of evil.  Too many aren't.

Blasphemous Pepsi/Doritos Commercial

Apparently Pepsi and Doritos are having an ad contest, with the 10 "winners" to be aired during the Superbowl.  The below is one of the "entries".  Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

You can go here to sign a petition, or go to Pepsi's website to leave your own comment.  Either way, please speak out and don't remain silent.  We MUST defend our faith - that is not an option, but a solemn obligation.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pope Versus American Bishops - Different World Views?

Michael Voris, in today's Vortex, compares the Holy Father's warning (see yesterday's post) versus Archbishop Dolan's rosy portrayal of the status of today's Church.  Frankly, I cannot see how anyone with two brain neurons that fire correctly can be blind to the immense crisis facing our very civilization.  However, it's there all around - from the vapid grins of many in the pews to the happy-pap-crap that fills the pages of the diocesan newspapers (including both the Catholic Standard and Our Parish Times).

As a new year draws near, perhaps we may want to spend some time in prayer rather than useless revelry and beg God's grace for a revived and restored Catholic Church that is faithful to God, His Laws and the Magisterium.

Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

The "Olmsted Effect" Is Catching On!

Archbishop John Vlazny of the Archdiocese of Portland (Oregon) has advised the board of Catholic Community Services to forswear the use of United Way dollars.  That United Way also gives money to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon.  That Planned Parenthood is administering RU-486, an abortifacient pill.

I pray that this is the start of a great trend.

This information was gleaned from  Thanks to Pewsitter for the tip.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Will We Heed The Holy Father's Christmas Warning?

The truth is often unpleasant, but must be spoken nonetheless.  Shortly before Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI commented on the state of affairs of this world.  In so doing, he was articulating the plain truth that only self-deluded fools can deny.  Unfortunately for us all, such fools abound in this world, and many occupy high places in world governments and even within the Church hierarchy itself.

The text of the Holy Father's address is here

Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

Monday, December 27, 2010

MD Pro-Life Activists Vindicated In Suit Against Harford County

In the summer of 2008, the annual Face the Truth Tour, spearheaded by Defend Life, was interrupted in Harford County when police arrested the FTT participants who were peacefully standing along the road with their signs.  Moreover, three of the young women were strip-searched by the police.

Defend Life and the pro-life activists filed suit against the State of Maryland, Harford Couty and the Town of Bel Air.  They were, and are, being assisted by attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund.

Harford County has settled with the activists.  According to the Lifenews article, the Harford State Attorney opposed the sheriff's office and its treatment of the pro-lifers.  However, there are two other defendants in the case: the Town of Bel Air and the State of Maryland.  If they do not settle, there will be a trial in federal court.

Here are links to other news sources:

Here's an explanation of the Face the Truth Tour concept and its origins.

FCC = Federal Communication Control

Here are some clear reasons why "net neutrality" as proposed by the Feds is a farce.  For one thing, who determines "neutrality" - some bureaucrats in DC?  Exercises of free speech, particularly those that take issue with the anti-God, anti-life and anti-moral denisons of DC, such as this blog, would be endangered.  And make no mistake about it- your First Amendment rights are in the crosshairs, too!

Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Death Panels Are Coming Back! Surprise?? NOT!!!

They tried to snooker us last March when they were struggling to pass the Obama Hell Bill.  According to this Human Events article, they'll now get the death panels in place via "regulations".  Specifically, a Medicare policy will reimburse doctors who ask the insidiuous questions of their patients/victims.

Read that article carefully.  According to Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), they don't want us, the American citizens, to know about this!  Well, the gig's up!  Let's pass the word along and put some pressure on.

Let's also get other sorts of "death panels" going - the sort we saw operating on November 2nd.  We need a similar "panel" going November 2012.  Namely, some political careers need to be "euthanized": certainly that of the Messiah Most Miserable needs to be put to a merciful end.  I might suggest to the people of Blumenauer's district in Oregon to perform a similar "act of mercy" for him.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bishop Olmsted Takes Issue With Critics

As was to be expected, progressive elements who call themselves "Catholic" are having their typical snit-fits against His Excellency.  According to this FoxPhoenix article, "Catholics United says the bishop is too much of a hard-liner, out of touch with many Catholics -- and the Phoenix Diocese responded swiftly and sternly. Firing back, Bishop Olmsted said Catholics who do not agree with him are no longer Catholic themselves."

Amen, Bishop Olmsted!  When it comes to "Catholics United", he is spot-on correct about that bunch.  Go to their website to take a tour.  The first thing you'll notice is their defense of another aberrant group, the CCHD.  We have taken CCHD to task numerous times for their alliances with progressive and baby-murdering organizations.  For that, Catholics United calls us "opponents of social change".  Well, given the kind of "social change" for which this crowd pines, we'll wear that title as a badge of honor.

When examining an organization, it's always helpful to look at their key players.  So let's examine their director, Chris Korzen.  Wikipedia's article about him is most informative.  Now most people will know that Wikipedia itself tends to lean to the left, so the information contained therein cannot be so readily dismissed by the left-wingers.  He is linked with the Service Employees International Union.  You remember them from last spring, don't you?  They're the bunch that sent 500+ people to stampede all over a bank official's front yard.  Now Korzen claims fidelity to Catholic moral teaching in regard to abortion.  So why, oh why, does he write for RH Reality Check?

Co-founder James Salt has even less credible claim to allegiance to the Majesterium regarding abortion.  As mentioned before on this blog, he worked for rabidly pro-abortion Tiller-pal Kathleen Sebelius.

Again, thank you, Bishop Olmsted, for calling out another faux-catholyc bunch.

Thanks to Pewsitter for this alert.

Faux "Conservatives"

A few days ago, a commenter opined that the Tea Party may be "about fiscal issues" rather than social/moral issues.  You might recall my reply that if such was the case, then the Tea Party would only do damage to itself.  Then yesterday it was brought to my attention that Ron Paul voted last May to allow gays into the US military; in my opinion, he has destroyed his own credibility.

Now we hear word that the American Conservative Union has allowed GOProud, a RINO gay-rights bunch, to assume a planning role in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  Read the comments below the article; I am heartened that most see this move for the depraved, compromising foolishness that it is.  If ACU/CPAC keeps this up, they'll consign themselves to irrelevance in a heartbeat.

We also hear that Pat Robertson has gone balmy on the issue of marijuana laws.  He thinks that these laws are more detrimental to youngsters than is the pot itself.  We also hear that Robertson thinks that marijuana laws are more deterimental to youngsters than is the marijuana usage itself.  Perhaps he doesn't care to consider that law does have an educational impact on society, and lets members know what behaviors are conducive to proper individual and societal function.  While he may bring up valid points about the enforcement of the laws, his suggestion to abolish the laws is no solution whatsoever.  He sounds like just another who's thrown up his hands to "go along to get along".

If so-called "conservatives" will allow themselves to be influenced by the progressive culture of death rather than lead us away from destruction, then they'll just become part of the problem.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sister Carol Keehan Sides With Hospital, Not Bishop

Truth be told, I was very much expecting to see this.  The Catholic Health Association released this statement by Sister Carol Keehan.  Of course in this statement, she directly contradicts the bishop and takes issue with Bishop Olmsted's proper use of his episcopal authority.

Of course all will remember her for the pivotal role she played in the passage of the Obama Hell bill - which in itself will facilitate the abortions of untold numbers of tiny children.  She offered this support in direct opposition to the USCCB.  Thus it is no wonder that she feels a "bond of disobedience", as it were, with St. Joseph's Hospital.

More Proof That Pro-Aborts Are Under The Influence Of The Demonic

Thanks to Jill Stanek for this alert.

An online shop called Etsy is selling depraved objects intended to mimick Christmas ornaments.  They are dubbed - Abornaments: Taking The "Bore" Out of Abortion.  Most of them depict tiny aborted babies in some sort of awful pose or another.  The ad states that a portion of all proceeds will go to a pro-abortion organization

Regardless of its utter depravity, I urge you to take a look.  For those of us who are in front of abortuaries and who must contend with escorts, etc, please understand that this is the culture in which these misguided souls immerse themselves!

Ron Paul Voted To Repeal DADT????

Apparently so, according to a columnist named Devvy who wrote, "The Queering of Our Military and God's Wrath".  I suggest you read it, and please don't wince at the strong language, for it only depicts reality without any "polite" spin.  She lays it right on the line, especially as she rebukes our politically-(in)correct, "kinder and gentler" churches so enamored of their 501c3 statuses.  God will not be mocked.

Getting back to Ron Paul, the Washington Post interviewed him in May.  Here is his statement.  Now Paul has run for President from time to time.  If anyone needed clear-cut proof that this man is not a conservative, now you have it.  Understand that the President of the United States is the Commander-In-Chief of the US military services.  Such an ill-begotten "laissez-faire" attitude towards military service and the requirements for an effective fighting force only render him utterly unfit to assume that command.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some Cuties Recite Luke 2

Want hope for the future?  Voila!  Here are two videos - first, Charles, then Violet.

Click here if you can't see the first embedded video.

Click here if you can't see the second one.

Thanks to Jill Stanek's blog for the lead.

DADT And DREAM Acts Highlight USCCB's Warped Priorities

I too was disappointed by the USCCB's almost-rabid panting for the passage of the DREAM Act - while hearing next to nothing about opposing DADT.  Of course the USCCB, like good little socialists lemmings, were just following the promptings of their progressive friends and puppet-string-holders.

Here's the Vortex on this question.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Bishop Olmsted Strips St Joseph's Hospital Of Catholic Status

Today was the deadline for St Joseph's Hospital to indicate to Bishop Thomas Olmsted its promise to comply with Catholic moral teaching.  It obstinately refused.  Accordingly, Bishop Olmstead wielded his rightful authority and stripped St Joseph's Hospital of its status as a Catholic institution.  Please read His Excelleny's formal statement in the Arizona Catholic.

It goes without saying that Bishop Olmsted has shown courage that's all too rare amongst bishops today.  Moreover, as Catholic Culture points out, he raises the bar for those other bishops where Catholic Healthcare West has its tentacles.  Refer to the American Life League's report on that network.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cardinal Wuerl To Give Invocation At Gray's Mayoral Inauguration

Despite his alleged Catholic faith, Mayor-elect Vincent Gray voted to legalize gay "marriage" in the District of Columbia.  However, the Washington Post informs us that Cardinal Wuerl is scheduled to deliver the invocation and benediction at Gray's mayoral inauguration on January 2, 2011.

The same Post article also informs us that Gray attends Mass regularly.  I wonder if he attends Confession regularly?  Unless he's publically repudiated his support of gay marriage, I would hope his parish priest obeys Canon 915 if Gray were to dare present himself for Holy Communion.

All inaugural events are slated to occur in the Walter Washington Convention Center.  More details and a map are at this link.

Catholic Healthcare West Promotes Abortions

Apparently the abortion at St Joseph Hospital in Phoenix is rather par for the course with Catholic Healthcare West.  Its interest piqued by Bishop Olmstead's rebuke of CHW, the American Life League launched its own investigation of Catholic Healthcare West.  Within two days, they discovered much incriminating evidence to suggest that CHW no longer deserves the "Catholic" designation itself.  Read the report now.  Spread the word.

God bless Bishop Olmstead as his deadline for CHW approaches tomorrow.

A Little One Relates The Christmas Story

No comment needed.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Another Baby In A Dumpster

I remember when the pro-aborts were trying to convince us how abortion would solve so many problems.  Among the ills to be solved was child abuse.  Well, guess what?  It hasn't worked the way they said it would. In fact, child abuse and even child murder accounts have skyrocketed since abortion became ensconced in our culture, putrifying everything around it.  Hardly a month goes by anymore where we don't read of some account of newborns being left in dumpters, toilets, trash cans, wooded areas, etc.  Why?  It's a no-brainer.  With the lessened regard for pre-born children, we see lessened regard for born children, elderly, infirm, etc.  We are now living in a culture of death, as the late Pope John Paul II stated.

Here we read of a case in North Carolina where a woman disposed of her dead child in the trash.  She was sentenced to - are you sitting down? - 36 months of probation.  She's not seeing one day of jail, apparently.  Now what kind of message does that send?   Answer - the exact kind that Roe v Wade and dopey officials such as the Messiah Most Miserable send.

I'm sure before January is out, we'll hear of another similar situation.  God have mercy on us!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

TSA Has An "Ooops!" Moment

From Jihad Watch, we read how an Iranian businessman forgot (?) that he had packed a loaded handgun in his luggage.  The flight occurred last fall.  More detail of the incident is on this ABC report.  The report details how at some airports, the failure rate to detect deadly weapons is at 100%.  Mind you, we're talking of metal-detection xrays that should easily have caught the weapons.  The TSA agents simply weren't paying attention.

So what is their solution to this lack of attention to common-sense measures?  You got it!  They're now running their paws all over toddlers and subjecting grandmothers to carcinogenic x-rays.  They see that as a solution rather than something so complicated as to stay awake at that monitor screen on the conveyer belt. 

Maybe if Janet Napolitano can stop focusing on climate-change junk science and actually do her job, things might improve.  What am I saying?  She did such a lousy job with the Arizona borders.  These folks don't give a rat's behind about our security.  They're simply using their positions to degrade the US citizen and intimidate us into being sheeple of the state.

Bishop Olmstead Extends Deadline To This Coming Tuesday


Eight Republicans Who Need To Be Defeated

According to this Politico report, eight Republicans, call them RINOs, voted to repeal the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) policy in our military, greatly opening up the likelihood that both morality and morale will be severely undermined.  Quoting from Politico, "The Republican senators voting “yes” with the Democrats on repeal were Richard Burr of North Carolina, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John Ensign of Nevada, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, George Voinovich of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine"

The votes of Snowe and Collins are no surprise, and I suppose neither is Scott Brown's.  But John Ensign?   Et tu, Brute? Every Tea Party activist in the states of these RINO's should make it their mission to take these people out during the next elections when they're up.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Twelve Days Of Whatever

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

The Olmstead VS Hospital Situation - The ACLU Chimes In

We read in Lifesite News that the ACLU has given their all-too-predictable opinion.  They chide Bishop Olmstead for doing his duty.  Naturally their screed originates from their "Reproductive Freedome Project".  Their attorney, Alexa Koibi-Molinas states, "A hospital’s first responsibility must be to protect the health of its patients."  Well, yes, that's correct.  But what Koibi-Molinas fails to acknowledge was that in the abortion situation, there were two patients.  St. Joseph's Hospital, in committing the sin of abortion, e.g., the murder of a baby, violated the very same principle articulated by Koibi-Molinas.  So what is her snit about?

Here are some interesting questions.  Why doesn't the ACLU just suggest to the hospital that they forego the "Catholic" designation?  Why, one might think the ACLU would celebrate the hospital's new status as not being chained to the Catholic Church!  After all, aren't they all about separating the church from every facet of society?  What's their real motivation here?

I'll be so bold as to hypothesize.  What the ACLU wants is for the Catholic Church to compromise its conscience.  Like other progressive cabals, their own collective consciences, sickened by sin, cannot brook the presence of the Church and its proclamation of Godly truth.  They want to silence that voice in a vain attempt to assuage their own guilt.

ACLU = Anti-Christian Libertines Union

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bill Donohue Sings Holiday Carols!

The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights will now serenade us with politically-correct holiday diddies!  Click here if you can't see embedded video!

Merry Christmas to all!

Napolitano Announces New Security Issue!

So what is this dire threat?  Is it..
  • Yet another foreign nationality that hates the US?  - No!
  • Discovery of yet another weapons-smuggling operation? - No!
  • Discovery of nuclear arms caches within the US? - No!
  • Bombs set to go off at key locations? - No!
Then what did Napolitano identify as a "security issue"?  Well, sit down.  Have the smelling salts ready, for you will be terrified.  It's CLIMATE CHANGE!

Assuming that you haven't rammed your fist through your monitor by now, you can read this article to hear how she justifies this waste of tax dollars.  Moreover, you no doubt will understand clearly why she simply cannot waste precious Homeland Security dollars on such trivial matters such as securing our borders and preventing illegal aliens from marching right on in (as did several of the 9/11 bombers).

This and the de facto sexual assaults in the airports are just two of the reasons why Napolitano, and the entire DHS, must go.

EU "Court" On Ireland's Abortion Laws

If ever there was an overwhelming argument against "one-world government" and the "new order", we saw it in spades this week.  We read in LifeSiteNews of the European Court's "ruling" on the case of a woman who sought an abortion in Ireland.  While it ruled that the woman's right to "privacy" was violated, it did say that it found that there is "no human right to abortion".  Well, they got that last part right, at least.  There is no human right to murder tiny human children.  I suppose these days we really need a court decision to tell us that?

However, because of the "privacy" matter, we see that national sovereignty in general is being imperiled.  The infrastructure is starting to be laid that would allow a tyrant to exercise significant, if not total, control over world affairs.  We have a microcosm of that in the United States.  Misguided people, during the Bush administration, charged ahead with the Homeland Security Act and the "faith-based partnership" stuff.  While their motives may have been honorable, they acted in reckless disregard of the Constitution and the protections afforded by the same.  Now the Messiah Most Miserable is at the helm, and many of these people are shocked - just shocked! - to see the havoc being raised with airport molestations, etc.  Are we learning our lessons yet, or do more outrages have to occur?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Manhattan Declaration App Flap

The below clip details a bit what Steve Jobs of Apple has done to the Manhattan Declaration app.  Apple has removed the app, stating that it is offensive, while retaining other apps that promote homosexuality, the baby-slaughter known as abortion and other godless causes.  National Organization for Marriage, the organization who put out this video, call this move "censorship".

While I agree that this move on Apple's part was nothing more than politically-correct toadying, I think it inaccurate to call it "censorship".  The latter, by definition, can only be done by legal authorities as they silence speech in public forums.  Of course the First Amendment prohibits such activities by governmental bodies.  In general, it must be borne in mind that the Bill of Rights speaks only to governmental entities to bar them from encroaching upon God-given rights of people.  It does not speak to private entities as they govern activities on their personal properties.  Thus, while I deplore the actions of Apple, I must acknowledge their right to govern usage of their resources.  If I seek to undermine their rights, I in turn undermine the rights of everyone to govern the usage of their property and the activites conducted on the same.

Of course we have free-market recourse. It's called the boycott.  I understand that a revamped application has been submitted.  If Apple doesn't accept it, I suggest a boycott.  Here's the video.  Censorship matter aside, it does a decent job of scolding Apple's cowardice and hypocrisy.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Did Carhart Attempt To Deceive MD Physicians Board?

According to Operation Rescue, the answer appears to be a resounding "YES".  In Operation Rescue's account, they detail what they saw on the copy of Carhart's MD license application that they received pursuant to their Maryland Public Information Act request.

The website in turn links to a pdf of Carhart's license application.  As you browse through it, notice that the word "abortion" appears not once.  I couldn't even see other euphamisms such as "reproductive services", "family planning" or "pregancy termination".  Of course he stated, as did Vicky Saporta of the National Abortion Federation, that his main purpose in coming to Maryland was to perform late-term abortions, which are permitted under Maryland law.

Operation Rescue has filed a complaint to the Maryland Board of Physicians, shedding the light on Carhart's real motive for his Maryland license application.  As you read the list of Carhart's many, many misdeeds, understand that this list is incorporated into the complaint; that is also linked on the OR website.

Lately the MD Board of Physicians has taken a dim view of abortionists.  Within the past few months, we have seen them suspend and/or revoke the licenses of Stephen Brigham, Nicola Riley, George Shepard and Romeo Ferrer.  We pray that with this case set before them, with its clear-cut evidence, that they'll revoke the license of LeRoy Carhart and send him packing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bishop Olmsted Set To Discipline Catholic Hospital

Bishopt Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has demanded that St Joseph's Hospital guarantee compliance with Church teachings by this coming Friday or he will strip the hospital of its Catholic status.  You might recall my earlier post about the bishop and Sister Margaret McBride, the hospital's former chief administrator.  Under McBride's watch, the hospital committed the sin of abortion.

I encourage you to read both links.  Moreover, I encourage us all to pray for more bishops like Bishop Olmsted who will insist that Catholic institutions within their diocesan bounds conduct their affairs in accordance with the Magisterium.

Lots Of People Make For Vibrant Economies

The left-wing progressive mantra has been, for decades, that "too many people" are a drain on any given economy.  Of course Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood notoriety was the most vocal proponent of that (until James Lee decided to stage his rant in Silver Spring a few months ago).

But now the chickens are coming home to roost.  It seems that some nations are beginning to wake up to the mess of their own doing.  There is apparently an article in Economist that admits that Japan's declining population is causing the withering of its once-formidable economy.  Perhaps they are coming to realize that far from being a drain on economy, people are a resource for healthy economies, as they contribute their labor.

I now post a video from Population Research Institute, that illustrates the interrelation of population and economy.  It's actually the first episode in a four-part series; go to the site to see the others.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Obama Hell Plan - Set To Song!

(Note - the following is satire!)

That dang Obamacare thingy is soooo long and complicated, what with being 2000+ pages long, that the Messiah Most Miserable has graciously condescended to put it to song, so that we, the Great Unwashed, may understand!  Apologies to Johnny Rivers!  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Virginia Rally For Life - January 13, 2011

Please participate in this rally, starting at 10:30AM, on the Capitol Grounds at the Bell Tower.  Visit for more details.

Virginia citizens, take note!  On that same webpage is a petition to sign, to ask Governor McDonnell to initiate regulations of first-trimester abortion mills.  Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has verified that Governor McDonnell does have such authority.

Let's Hear It For ACORN!!

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Yet Another Tribute To The Messiah Most Miserable

How this man has trashed our economy - and our once God-centered orientation as a nation!  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Key Hell Bill Provision Declared Unconstitutional

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli won a key victory today against the Obama Health Care Bill Monstrosity.  Today U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson rejected the government's argument that it has the power under the Constitution to require individuals to buy health insurance.  How could it not be unconstitutional?  Since when do the feds have any right to tell citizens they must buy this good or that service?.  Now two other judges have upheld the hell bill, and all expect this matter to make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.  But this is a key victory for those who want to see this legislative license to kill be put in the trash where it belongs.

(A word to Sister Carol - Please don't snap that pen in frustration and angst!  After all - you sold your soul to obtain the thing!)

I am on the email list of Cuccinelli Compass, so I now reproduce Cuccinelli's own words below.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Report Of Yesterday's Witness For Life In Germantown

As previously announced, the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington spearheaded a prayer vigil at Germantown Reproductive Health Services yesterday morning.  It started off with 8:00am Mass (which pretty much filled the church to capacity) at Mother Seton church, which is literally around the corner from the death mill.  Then participants walked from the church to the area where Monday's rally was conducted, in prayer.  They returned to the church.  Here is the account of The Washington Post.

Here's a picture of Carhart's death mill in Nebraska.

Cheery little dump, isn't it?  To anyone of the management of the Executive Park center in Germantown, if this man continues in your office complex, you risk having your place look like this rat-hole, too.  If you think your real property values are bad, just watch them plummet when word gets out about the lowlife inhabiting your area.

Please check the Kick Out Carhart site at the right for updates.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

NJ State Senator Gags Pro-Life Testimony Against Planned Parenthood

In an attempt to override Governor Christie's funding veto of Planned Parenthood, which essentially stripped the abortion perpetrator of state funding (causing one of the PP death centers to close), the NJ Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on Bill S239, sponsored by Senator Paul Sarlo and Senator Loretta Weinberg.

A post-abortive woman, who had her abortion at Planned Parenthood, attempted to testify in opposition to the bill.  The woman's name is Darlene Dunn.  So what happened at that hearing?  She was ordered to turn off her microphone because she stated that she had an abortion at Planned Parenthood.  Sarlo et al told her that her abortion experience was irrelevant, since the funds supposedly won't be used to fund abortion.  Well, anyone familiar with not-for-profit budgeting and the attendant machinations can tell you that statement of Sarlo's was disingenuous on its face.  Moreover, Sarlo surely knew that.

The National Catholic Register blog has a video of the incident.  New Jersey voters!  When your elections roll around again, give Sarlo et al their walking papers!

Ms. Dunn is not being silent about the abysmal treatment meted out to her, in the attempt to ram through the Planned Parenthood funding.  May God bless her for her courage and grit.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

First Approved Apparition In United States

From Green Bay, Wisconsin, Bishop David Ricken announced his approval of the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Hope at Champion.  Read from California Catholic Daily and from the website of the Diocese of Green Bay.

CCHD And Saul Alinsky

What you are about to watch is the pilot episode of RealCatholic TV's "Catholic Investigative Agency".  It is not new, and I posted the link to this some time ago.  However, it has just been made available on Youtube.  It is over an hour long, but the information contained within it makes it well worth the time.  Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

Keep Them On!

They're better than condoms - and approved by the Church!  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

For more, go to

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

JustFaith Is JustWrong

That is the title of an article written by my colleague in the Catholic Media Coalition, Stephanie Block.  Please read it.  Then go to the JustFaith website and read the newsletters for yourselves.  Follow the links and understand how JustFaith enthusiasts are being lulled - and even seduced - into swallowing the yarn proposed by the progressives who are working to undermine the Church and her mission.

"Rainbow Sash" Post Update - Archdiocese of Washington Rebuts RS Claim Of Approval

With regards to yesterday's post, I stand corrected.  Apparently the Rainbow Sash folks are not up front at all.  From American Papist we read that the Communications Office of the Archdiocese repudiates the RS's claim of permission by Cardinal Wuerl.  Susan Gibbs, that office's director, called the press release "a nice piece of fiction".  That's a polite way of putting it.  Furthermore, the Archdiocese has reaffirmed the status of "Catholics for Equality" as an illegitimate organization.  The archdiocese is to be congratulated for their swift clarification.

But once again, Georgetown University has earned strong rebukes for hosting the CFE event tonight, now obviously in defiance of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rainbow Sash Welcomes Cardinal Wuerl's "Change Of Heart"??? What??

That's what this announcements says, from Rainbow Sash, as they simultaneously make known the intended profanation of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to occur at (where else?) Georgetown University tomorrow evening, by Catholics for Equality.

Can it be that Rainbow Sash is deliberately misrepresenting the Cardinal, in an attempt to "stir the pot", as it were?  Given all parties concerned, I cannot be certain.  The fact is that the Rainbow Sash folks, for all their contemptable faults, are up front about what they do.

Video Of Yesterday's Rally In Germantown

It's online at  It's about 90 minutes long, but well worth the time.  As you listen, please note the future events planned and mark your calendars.

"Just Faith" - The Proverbial "Snake In The Grass"

Strong language, you say?  Well, consider the evidence, amply given to us by Just Faith itself.

First, here's some background.  On Fox News, we read of a New Hampshire couple who pulled their son out of school because he was forced to read a book that described Jesus as a "wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist" and was full of foul language.  The book is called "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich.  An aside: I commend the young man for raising his parents' concerns, and for his refusal to read the book.

This same book was recommended by Just Faith in their Fall 2009 newsletter.  It is online here (by the way, should it "mysteriously" disappear, please advise as I have saved it.  You may wish to do the same).  Look on page 3.  Just Faith recommends it so you can "be informed". 

Our tour of this newsletter is not yet complete.  Scrolling down just a tad from the book recommendation, we are invited to "join others working on women's issues".  One of these "others" whom we're urged to join is the Institute for Women's Policy Research.  Go to that page.  In the first white box to the left, you see "health and safety".  Click on that, and scroll all the way to the bottom.  Yes, you knew that had to be coming!  We get to read about "making birth control more accessible to women" and "safe and legal abortion".  Now notice that the "other resources" includes Planned Parenthood and National Women's Law Center - both huge proponents of abortion who profit off the same.  And we're not finished yet.

Going to page 8, we see an advertisement about an 8-session module in "engaging our conflicts", produced by Pace E Bene Nonviolence Service.  This outfit claims as its partner Soulforce, a "gay-rights" advocacy bunch.  The essay to which I just linked tells of a Protesant minister who renounced Christian truth to take up the mortal sin of sodomy.

I know there are good people involved in Just Faith, who insist that the "bad can be filtered out".  I must ask, but why are there so many of these squalid associations?  There's just too many of them not to be deliberate.  I can only conclude that one of the purposes of Just Faith is to numb the good sense of decent Catholics to these perilous elements, those that would insinuate their progressive, anti-life and anti-God philosophies into the Church.  That is why I renew my call to expel this Just Faith monster from the Archdiocese of Washington and the entire Church.

Monday, December 6, 2010

How Well Do You Know Your Local Eco-Whacko Pabulum?

(Thanks to Acts of the Apostacy for this)

Well, boys and girls, forget about the Baltimore Catechsim!  I remember when I started school, our days would start by Sister calling upon us to answer those questions - such as "Where is God?"  That's now deemed to be "irrelevant".

From the National Catholyc Distorter, we are now encouraged to ponder deeper, more "relevant" matters.  So now I link to (drum roll, please!)...

Ponder such great matters, as:
  1. When was the last great fire in your region?
  2. What kind of food was usually consumed by the ancient cultures in your region?
  3. When is the rut of deer and when are the fawns born?
  4. Which species of your region are already extinct?
Warning!  If you flunk this, you'll have to do the Lenten Carbon Fast!

The priorities that these people have!

Some Preliminary Reports From Today's Germantown Rally

Due to work responsibilities, I was unable to make it to today's rally.  However, I was able to drive by it.  I took some video and may post it.  If other video shows up though, I'll link to that, since my shots are not spectacular by any stretch of the imagination.

Here is one report from Eric Sammons, posted on his blog.  On that are some pictures.  He remarks that his wife has been praying there weekly for about four years.  Can some of us lend her company?

Then we hear from Students for Life.  Kristan Hawkins, their executive director, was one of the speakers.  Their Facebook page contains quite a few shots.

If you, like I, were unable to make today's event, fear not!  Today was just the first step in the process of ousting Carhart, and that entire mill, from the area.  As I suggested yesterday, please check the "Kick Out Carhart" website frequently.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Website To Watch As The Carhart Saga Unfolds

The website is  Hopefully the eviction process won't take long, but we'll be in it for the long haul, if need be.  This site is now listed in the right side bar under "pro-life sites".  Please check it from time to time.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Montage Of TSA Abuses - And A Song!

First, here's a clip highlighting some of the abuses that we can expect from this Brave New World if we don't nip it in the bud.  Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

Now here's a little diddy that I threw together in (dis)honor of the TSA.  Perhaps some gutsy travelers might want to sing it (to the tune of the popular Pink Floyd song, if they wish - just a suggestion!) while waiting for their groping sessions!

We don’t need no molestation
No cancer-causing radiation
No other sort of violation
TSA, just go away!
Hey! TSA! Stay the hell away!
TSA, you’re just a pawn of the socialist state.

Abortion Must Be Shown, If It Is To Be Stopped

Innocent Victim of "Choice"
Stephanie Gray is the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform.  She has written an excellent article entitled, A March for the victims — that excludes the victims?  I urge its study - particularly by those pro-life people who have visceral reactions against the showing of the pictures.  I think some of that reaction is an unconscious denial that this atrocity could be happening in the United States, and maybe even just a few blocks away.  Why, that might shatter some comfort zones!  It might cause us to have to face the problem!  It might even (gasp!) challenge us to action.

We don't seem to have that reaction in other facets of life, now - do we?  Remember your driver's education courses?  It seems like every other session we were being shown films of gory auto accidents.  Of course these were show to induce the 16-year-old students to exercise care behind the wheel.  The various cancer societies will sponsor tv ads or billboards that compare healthy lungs to diseased lungs. 

We all know that pictures of black protesters being hosed down brought the civil rights movement to national attention in the 1960s, as did the little girl burned by napalm for the Vietnam war.  As we faced our squeemishness then, so must we do today. 

I speak to many in diocesan pro-life offices (and you know who you are, and I may start exposing some of you!).  Don't like the pictures?  Too bad!  If you're serious about ending abortion, you will mortify your reluctance to show the pictures as the temptation to evil that it is.  Get over your reluctance, put some steel in your spinal columns and do your jobs - regardless of the progressive lemmings that occupy other diocesan offices.  At the very least, stop shunning those who do take the heat and who do have the guts and integrity to tell the truth as it needs to be told.

I know there are some who are hurting from abortions, or who care for those who so hurt.  What I said holds for you, too.  I have seen the display of these pictures save mothers and babies.  That is, they prevent other women from undergoing the horrific experience of abortion.  What?  Should we cover over the pictures?  Should we cover over the truth that may save a mother and a baby?  Should another woman undergo that wrenching experience because others didn't want to experience discomfort?  Such would be false compassion, with deadly consequences.  Think long and hard before you criticize the use of the pictures.

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics has a number of these pictures.  I particularly invite any pro-choice reader to view these, to see the results of such choice, and to understand why some "choices" are immoral.  Here's an account by Father Pavone about a pro-choice person who changed her mind after she saw the pictures.

Friday, December 3, 2010

No Cowards, Crybabies, Sissies, Wimps In Heaven

So much for all that touchy-feely, "kinder and gentler" crap that has been shoved down our throats!  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

MD Archdioceses To Host Mass And Processions In Germantown To Protest Carhart

The pro-life offices of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Archdiocese of Baltimore are inviting one and all to join them at 8:00am Mass on Saturday, December 11, at Mother Seton Church.  The church is located on Father Hurley Boulevard: right around the corner from the Germantown Reproductive Health Services.  After Mass, there will be a procession to the sidewalk of Wisteria Drive, in front of the office complex where GRHS is located.  After some prayer, all will process back to the church.

There are hopes that a 40 Days for Life Effort can commence at that location.  The Good Lord knows that will be needed.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joe And Ann Scheidler's Home Vandalized

This morning, at approximately 2:00am, two windows of the Scheidlers' home were smashed by bricks.  One of the bricks had a threatening note attached to it, betraying the vandal's pro-abortion proclivities.  I'll redirect you to the Lifenews article, so that you can see the note, which was obviously written by someone who is rendered imbalanced in part by her abortion.

Except for the internet community, news of these acts of pro-abortion violence would not be known to the public.  The pro-abortion mainstream media tends to look the other way when it comes to these matters.  There is a local case-in-point regarding the media's bias.  Three such incidents happened in Maryland during the weekend of May 24, 2004.
  1. The Gabriel Project's office in Bowie was ransacked and vandalized, causing thousands of dollars in damges.
  2. Pregnancy Center West in Baltimore's offices were hosed out.
  3. The Gabriel Project sign outside the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore was vandalized.
Someone had a busy weekend.  I will say, though, that those incidents were investigated as hate crimes.

The Lifenews article gives a mailing address for the Scheidlers.  Why not send them a contribution to help them repair the damages?  Such donations might come in handy, especially since the Chicago CCHD so ignobly defunded the Pro-Life Action League recently.

Bishop Pates Stares Down Carhart

LeRoy Carhart, who will start murdering children in Germantown MD this coming Monday, has also set his eyes on doing the same in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  There the local bishop, Richard Pates of the Diocese of Des Moines, mobilized his flock into action, according to this Lifesite News article.

I've no doubt that the political climate there is more pro-life than is Montgomery County MD.  The Council Bluffs city council unanimously voted to deny Carhart purchase of a vacant lot, wheareas our county council, securely in NARAL's back pocket, voted to hobble local pregnancy center.

That being said, we all would welcome strong voices from all the Maryland bishops, particularly from Cardinal Wuerl, as this Germantown hell hole is located within the Archdiocese of Washington.

As announced yesterday, a prayer vigil will be held on the sidewalk in front of the office complex where the murder center is located.  We must make a strong showing that day, and in the days to come.  It may well be a long haul, but we must see it through.

Thanks to American Papist for the tip.

Catholic Standard Botches Teaching On Condoms

In today's edition of the Catholic Standard, we see a Catholic News Service article, written about the Pope's recent remarks, that itself errs regarding contraception within marriage.  Yes, it was written by the CNS, but the Standard should have been responsible enough to edit out the error or decline publishing the piece.  Hence they're just as responsible for this promulgation of error.

The erroneous teaching is encapsulated in this paragraph:
"For years, in fact, Vatican officials and theologians have studied the morality of condom use to reduce the risk of AIDS. The Vatican has never proclaimed a "ban" on condom use in AIDS prevention; on the contrary, some Vatican theologians and officials have argued that for married couples in which one partner is HIV-infected, use of condoms could be a moral responsibility."

That's not correct.  Within the context of marriage, condoms can never be used as they will frustrate the procreative aspect of the marital act, regardless of the intent of the spouses.  What is correct to say is that the Church says nothing about the use of condoms outside of marriage, because outside of marriage between one man and one woman, sexual relations are already immoral.

The above quote is attributed to unnamed "Vatican officials and theologians".  Both CNS and the Standard should have taken the extra step to remind readers that such opinions are at serious variance with the Magisterium.  Perhaps they were merely taking cue from Cardinal McCarrick who, in May 2009, similarly and equally erroneously condoned such condom usage.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Catholics For Equality Playing Gestapo Games

You have read here about "Catholics for Equality" and how Georgetown University is incubating these nutso groups.  Then you read here about how those poor dears bunched their undies because Kicanas didn't win the post of USCCB president.

The American Papist points out the latest stunt that these catholycs are promoting.  It seems that they developed a smartphone app that they want their little gestapo agents to use to "report anti-equality activity" as they attend Mass or other church functions.  So think of it.  Father, during his homily, is doing what a priest should be doing - teaching Catholic truth about marriage, for example.  The "catholyc" gnome next to you whips out his/her smartphone and starts typing away!  Yes, Father is being "reported"!  Welcome to the brave new world of "tolerance".

If you read the post carefully, you'll see that the American Papist clearly illustrates the link between "Catholics for Equality" and George Soros.  Surprise, surprise!!

He does seem to be concerned that these stunts could have intimidating effects.  Perhaps - but only if we let them!  Ladies and gentlemen, we still live in a free country, and we can turn the tables on them if we have the guts and imagination to think outside the "poor little persecuted Christian" box.  Of course it also means we have to have our eyes open and to be alert at all times.  Here's what I mean.  Say, for example, your priest is preaching that homosexual relations are mortally sinful (and they are, of course).  All of the sudden, you notice a stranger whip out his phone and start typing away.  Maybe your radar should go up.  Now you don't want to cause a scene and disrupt Holy Mass.  However, afterwards, you can confront this individual in the lobby or parking lot.  Ask him/her what he/she was doing - point blank.  Ideally, have others with you.  If the situation warrants, pull out your own recording devices.  With your own smartphones, take his photo and that of his vehicle license plate.  I bet you won't see him/her again.  Light scares away cockroaches.

I suppose all this will get me reported for "anti-equality activity".  I will wear that label as a badge of honor.

Some Preliminary Actions Against Carhart Coming To Germantown

See this press release from Operation Rescue.  Join some, if at all possible.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Late-Term Abortionist LeRoy Carhart To Kill Babies In Germantown MD

Numerous sources, including this Baltimore Sun article, confirm that LeRoy Carhart, notorious late-term abortionist, will join Germantown Reproductive Health Services Inc at 13233 Executive Park Terrace (off Wisteria Drive).  He is scheduled to begin December 6th.

Now why is he coming here all the way from Nebraska?  Because Nebraska has a new law that forbids abortions after 20 weeks.  Maryland, on the other hand, is one of the most abortion-friendly states in the nation.  Moreover, Montgomery County is one of the most left-wing areas of Maryland.  A "case-in-point" can be found in its law to basically gag pro-life pregnancy centers in the county.  I blogged extensively on that last December.  Go to those archives and watch some of the clips.  Some of the Council members (George Leventhal in particular) behaved downright arrogantly towards the pro-lifers who testified.

By the way - Carhart is doing late-term abortions, but he has no hospital privileges!  Can we see the increased dangers to women here, not to mention the babies?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday In Tyson's Corner, Virginia

Shoppers swarming into the mall there to get early-bird bargains for their Christmas shopping received a reminder of their duties as decent human beings.  Christmas is about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, who came as a baby.  Today, many other babies, thousands every day, are being slaughtered via abortion.  These shoppers received a much-needed challenge to shake them out of complaceny and hopefully to stir their consciences.  About 20 pro-lifers showed pictures of the true nature of abortion, in what is commonly called a Face the Truth tour.  Yes the pictures are gory, but - that's the nature of abortion.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

As Peter Shinn said in the video, if anyone is interested in starting such an effort in their locality, please contact Pro-Life Unity or Defend Life.  Alternatively, you may also contact Joe Scheidler's Pro-Life Action League.

David Letterman! Listen To Your Mother!

Thanks to Newsbusters for this humorous look at one of mainstream media's prophets of "global warming doom and gloom"!  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Letterman shakes his head in disappointment on camera, but we can only imagine Mrs. Letterman doing the same at her left-wing son's parroting of progressive nonsense.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holy Father Laments "Professional Catholics"

(Thanks to Catholic Citizens of Illinois for this lead)

In his new book "Light of the World", Pope Benedict XVI says, "The bureaucracy is spent and tired ... It is sad that there are what you might call professional Catholics who make a living on their Catholicism, but in whom the spring of faith flows only faintly, in a few scattered drops."

This is to be found in the article "Why are so many of the professional jobs in the Church held by dissidents?"  Please read it and consider that both the author and the Holy Father could well be speaking of those who occupy the offices of the various national Catholic conferences, such as our own United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  This blog (and others) have revealed the research done on the various sordid connections that many USCCB officials have with progressive and even atheistic organizations.  We make special mention of the work done by the Vortex in this regard.  Now the Holy Father appears to be adding his voice to ours.
Might we have stumbled onto a reason why the L'Osservato Romano may have made its strangely selective and deceptive leak of the Holy Father's book?  Might it well have been a deliberate attempt to discredit what the Holy Father says in that book?

Former Muslim Confirms From Koran That "Allah" Is Not A Synonym For God

Yoo hoo!   Cardinal McCarrick, please take note!  Allah is indeed a false idol, NOT to be confused with the One True God! 

Also in dire need of such education is the current staff of the John Paul II Cultural Center for allowing their facilities to be used to host "interfaith" deception.  I note, though, that soon some Dominican Sisters will be assuming ownership.  Hopefully that sort of foolishness will not be repeated there.

I address this, too, to the staff of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, particularly after they allowed the Interfaith Concert Debacle to occur a few weeks ago.  By the way - did you ever purify and/or rededicate the Shrine after all that idolotrous blasphemy?

Please click here if you cannot see embedded video.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Michelle Obama Absolves Us!

To be specific, she absolves us of the sin of thanksgiving gluttony - particularly of eating too much pie! Read

Here are the wondrous statements from Mrs Messiah, at the end of this UPI article.

Michelle Obama said it's fine to eat what you want on Thanksgiving. "Don't worry about how much you eat. Just enjoy it," she said. "This is the time. Have pie."

Got that?  We could have eaten anything that we wanted last Thursday!  Why?  Because Michelle said we could, that's why!  Wow!  I wonder if that applied to trans-fats!  Does that mean that Happy Meals, with toys, returned to California McDonalds?

Then she said, "have pie".  Next thing you know, she'll be saying "let them eat cake!"  Oh, joy!!

But... on a serious note, Thanksgiving is over!  Does that now mean we cannot eat what we want?  Does anyone realize how arrogant these statements are?  We're big boys and girls, aren't we?  Since when do their highnesses have any business to even pretend to extend to us permission to do what is our right, anyway?  Did Mrs Messiah just tip her hand in a big way??

The Entire Dolan Interview On Fox News

To answer a commenter's question about the context of Archbishop Dolan's "whatever" remarks about God, here is the entire interview from Fox News.  I think it's clear that the Vortex did not take anything out of context.  That segment seems short because it was short.  I will say this though, as the Archbishop spoke about parochial schools, he made some very pertinent points about them being under local control and being subject to parental accountability - of course they're now closing right and left around the DC area.  He made a point of stating that the statistics show the superior results of parochial schools not only to public schools, but these so-called "charter schools".  In the DC area, many parish schools have been turned over to DC and are now charter schools.  In other words, education in DC is going downhill very quickly.

I wouldn't classify Fox News with the rest of mainstream media.  By the latter I mean ABC, NBC, CBS who seem to tow the progressive party line.  Fox News does not, to the undisguised chagrin of the Messiah Most Miserable.

10 Bishops Said No To CCHD Collection

Ten US bishops opted out of the CCHD collection altogether or designated the collected funds to be used for alternative, and truly useful, charities.  Read the full report from Lifesite News.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Archbishop Dolan: God Is "Him, Her, Whatever You Want"?????

Well this didn't take long!  Just a week or two after he was elected president of the USCCB, Archbishop Timothy Dolan is expressing some real confusion about the personhood of God Almighty.  God is "whatever"?  Gee - why not just resurrect a golden calf?  No, we worship the Blessed Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Note that Father and Son are masculine.  It's the truth, like it or lump it. 

This does not bode well for the USCCB.  I reiterate my strong suggestion to dismantle that entire mess.

Now here's an interesting question.  Do you think this heretical statement will garner 1% of the attention that the misquote of the Holy Father drew?  Again, my fellow bloggers - we need to step up to this plate now!

Click here if you can't see this video.

Mainstream Catholic Media Mess

Michael Voris of the Vortex nails this right on the head with L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's own newspaper.  Not only did it deliberately disobey Vatican instructions by releasing snippets from the Pope's new book, but it has made brainless claims such as the Simpsons (that's a cartoon, folks!) being Catholic and praising Michael Jackson and the Beatles.

Actually, there's quite a list of Catholic mainstream media that needs some cleaning up.  Certainly the Catholic News Service and the National Catholic Reporter have some progressives spewing forth nonsense.  Sadly, many of the archdiocesan newspapers suffer the same maladies.  To the extent that they are directly controlled by their respective chanceries, the staff of those newspapers may have reduced culpability - but not completely eliminated.  I speak of those publications that insist on praising pro-abortion Catholic bigwigs and being utterly silent about doctrinal matters such as contraception, etc.  Yes, the Catholic Standard is included in that mix!

The statements above, and this Vortex video, make achingly plain why alternative sources for Catholic news are needed - such as this blog and those listed on the right tool bar and the Vortex itself.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

President Reagan's Thanksgiving Address In 1985

As you listen to a real President speak, listen closely to what he lauds about this country:
1) Freedom to worship God as we deem best
2) Freedom to speak our minds
3) Unfettered and vigorous press
4) Freedom to make government abide by the limits we deem just
5) Freedom to travel throughout the land

Understand that everyone of these liberties that were once taken for granted are under concerted, deliberate attack by the progressive eltes, led by the Messiah Most Miserable himself.

And yes, President Reagan explicitly thanks God.  Yesterday must have been such a nightmare for the ACLU.

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

(Quickly!  Call the ACLU!  There are a gajillion references in this thing to God!  Washington even talks fo the duty of all nations to obey His will!  Eeek! Eeek!  So much for "separation of church and state"!)

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The TSA Molestations - Put To Music

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Breaking - Pope To Canonize Darth Vader

Of course the headline is ludicrous.  Equally ludicrous is the notion that the Holy Father has ever given the green light to condom usage.  Read this analogy from Inside Catholic.

For a more in-depth analysis at what might have contributed to the unnecessary (and mainstream-media-contrived) hubbub, please read this piece by Father Joseph Fessio, as posted by my colleague Last Papist Standing.  He delves into some of the translation issues.  During that interview, the Pope was apparently speaking in his native German.  Then it was translated into Italian and then English.  He also delves into matters of moral philosophy.  That is an area in which my knowledge is quite weak, and I daresay that is the case for even many good Catholics today (back when schools actually taught the Faith and didn't play with "gender-blind housing", Catholics actually knew their faith, but that is its own rant).

Some of my friends are quite flummoxed over this matter.  I think this is a result of being so hurt and frustrated at the very real betrayals inflicted by so many of our bishops.  However, I beg you all to calm your frayed nerves and read these posts.  Janet Smith did an excellent job; I linked to her last Sunday and I suggest another look at that.