Monday, February 28, 2011

Open Letter To Speaker Of The House John Boehner

Mr. Speaker, several weeks ago the House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer dollars.  Truth be told, that vote would have been difficult to lose, since the November 2010 elections put into the House true conservatives, largely due to the efforts of pro-life and tea-party activists.

Now the rubber hits the road, as the funding must be worked out in conference between the House and the Democrat-controlled Senate.  This will be a true test of mettle, as there does exist the possibility of the US government running out of funds for the day-to-day operations.

Remarks made by you to David Brody of CBN News give many concern that you are getting ready to waver in the face of Democrat opposition.  You said, “In the short term CR though, our focus is on cutting spending and making sure that we keep the government open. In order to get this through the House and through the Senate and signed by the president by March 4th, we’re not going to take any big chances on the fact that they’re looking for an excuse to shut down the government.  Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer they’ve been rooting for a government shutdown. We do not want to give them an excuse to do that.”

Mr. Speaker, of what are you afraid?  If the government shuts down, it will be the Democrats who do that, not you.  Oh, yes, the mainstream media will try to pin the blame on the Republicans, but bear in mind that those who ushered in the biggest Republican take-over of the House in history do not take seriously the rantings of the Washington Post, New York Times et al.  Why would you?  Mr. Speaker, we of the pro-life contingent and the Tea Party contingent are sick and tired of vascillation, connivance and compromise with those who do not have at their hearts the best interests of this country, and who care even less about traditional morality and values.

You stated that "what we want to do here is win the war not just win a battle and there will be an opportunity sometime in order to win the big war and we’re looking for that opportunity."  Mr. Speaker, that's nonsense.  One does not win wars without winning battles, and to forfeit a battle will only weaken our position in the future.  Moreover, I'm mystified by your claim that "we're looking for that opportunity."  Mr. Speaker, that opportunity has been handed to you on a silver platter.  The recent exposes of Planned Parenthood offices throughout the country (some of them within 10 miles of the Capitol) have revealed Planned Parenthood to be an organization hell-bent on harboring child-rapists, sex-slave handlers and pimps - all done with over $363 million of our tax dollars!  America is finally waking up to the truth about Planned Parenthood, and the horrible monstrosity that it is!  Are you really going to squander that golden opportunity to "keep the government running"?

As I said before, we are tired of playing waiting games.  For too long, pro-life activists and other conservatives have been played for chumps - but those days are now long gone.  You urged pro-life activists to be "patient".  Mr Speaker, no-can-do!  For all this "patience" has real costs - human lives.  For the love of God, Mr. Speaker, grow a backbone!  If the Democrats want to shut down the government because they want a pimp-and-predator protection racket to receive our hard-earned dollars, then let the world see them for the snakes they are!  Don't worry about the mainstream media!  I remind you that you are Speaker of the House in spite of their machinations and conniving, not because of them.

November 2012 is not that far away.  We conservatives won the House, we almost won the Senate; we intend to finish the job in 2012, as well as disinfect the White House.  We will be watching, and we will also be alert to replace Republicans who do not stand on principle as opposed to connive for politics.  I'm stating a fact.  I and many others are most grateful for the House victory a few weeks ago, but we will not be satisified with mere symbolism; we want substance and will accept nothing less.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Help The Vitae Foundation Save Babies

From the local representative of the Vitae Foundation..

As many of you know, I have been busy, along with many others, since the arrival of the late-term abortionist, Leroy Carhart, in Germantown, MD. We have had a prayerful presence at the abortion clinic to protect babies' lives and their mothers'. Miraculously, one mother left Carhart's clinic, just minutes before killing her child, and came out to us on the sidewalk. She had a change of heart and went for counseling at the local pregnancy center. It was miraculous because it is very difficult to reach the abortion-minded woman at this point in her decision!

--I would like to introduce you to an organization called Vitae Foundation, which I am blessed to be a part of, which has found a way to successfully reach abortion-minded women (like the woman mentioned above) through advertisement. The Vitae Foundation ( places ads in the buses in Washington, DC which direct abortion-minded women to seek help at the local pregnancy centers --Vitae's ads are essential for the pregnancy centers to have contact with these women!

--The ads say, "Free Abortion Alternatives," with the numbers of the local pregnancy centers listed
--Vitae's ads are seen by the women BEFORE they make a call or visit the local abortion clinic!

--Vitae ran a Spring 2009 Washington, DC Bus Campaign --The ad directly generated 2,300 phone calls and saved 150 lives! The babies saved were counted when mothers followed through with repeated counseling at the pregnancy center. Additional, countless lives were most likely saved through phone counseling.

--Vitae's Fall 2010 DC Bus Campaign generated over 1000 calls and has saved over 100 lives! The calls are still coming in!

Vitae is launching another Spring 2011 DC Bus Campaign. 5,500 posters will be placed in 200 DC Metro buses to serve the city and parts of Montgomery County. (26 posters line the inside of each bus.)

--I am asking you to please consider sponsoring a bus to save a baby's life and save a mother from the horrors of abortion! The cost to sponsor a bus is only $150. (All proceeds go directly to the cost of the ads.)

--I have one month to find sponsors for 200 buses in order to launch this campaign! Please consider asking your friends and family to assist in this critical life-saving effort!

--Janet Durig, the director of Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center, said, "Without Vitae Foundation, pregnancy centers like ours would not be able to afford this advertisement." She and the other pregnancy center directors have many beautiful testimonies of lives saved from the Vitae ad, which I am happy to share with you!

--If you would like more information to sponsor a bus, please contact me at . A direct donation can also be made through Vitae's website at

--If you would like to sponsor a bus with a check payment, please make payable to: Vitae Foundation. Checks can be sent directly to the Vitae Foundation at the address listed on their website. Please note "DC Bus Campaign" on the checks.

Lenten Carbon Fast - It's BAAAACK!

A perverse form of "lenten mortification" has returned to insult the intelligence of reasonable people.  Yes, "" has snookered at least one Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Washington into glommng onto the nonsensical farce called the "Lenten Carbon Fast" - Blessed Sacrament in the Chevy Chase area, to be precise.

Here's this year's "calendar" for your reading (dis)pleasure.  We start off Ash Wednesday by unscrewing our light bulbs (why don't they just suggest we not turn the lights on?).  Oh, things get even more profounds as we continue.  On March 20th, we are instructed to "Go for a walk.  Get wet.  Dig the earth."  Wow!  Can ya (wait for this!) dig thisCoolGroovy, man!  We can tell this mess was compiled by now-aged 1960-style hippies who never quite grew up!

On April 3rd, we are served the obligatory "environmental guilt trip".  That is, we're supposed to "think prayerully" how we, the "richest nation", are consuming 80% of the world's resources.  Not mentioned, of course, is that the US is actually developing the bulk of the resources.  On April 6th, we're urged to watch some environmentalist propaganda; we're given a list of movies from which to select.  Of course, Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth is included.  Hey - if we're going to "think prayerfully" on something, how about the "inconvenient truth" that 3500 babies are being murdered every day in this country?  Now that is something for which the US should be ashamed - including Al Gore, a big proponent of baby-murder.

On March 26th, they're going to celebrate Earth Hour!  What is that?  Why, they're "taking action on climate change" by (now wait for this lovely suggestion!) turning off your lights for one hour at 8:30pm local time.  Well, guess what?  I'll have every light in my home blazing during that hour!  We can call this "Light Up The Night!"

By the way - did you notice all the crass, profit-centered commercials, masquerading as "climate-friendly suggestions" (shal we say)?   In addition to their own "shameless self-plug" on April 15th, we see on April 13th a number of seed and gardening suppliers suggested to us.  On March 23rd, we're urged to "reward ourselves for all our efforts so far - with chocolate!"  Then they plug "theochocolate".  Hey - I love chocolate as much as anyone else does - but can't they be honest about these promotions?  Sheesh!

Enough of this envirowhacko profanation and exploitation of Lent!  Here are some time-honored suggestions.
  • If you're not attending daily Mass, try to get there a few times a week
  • Make a good confession (mandatory if you're in mortal sin)
  • Attend Stations of the Cross
  • Pray at an abortion mill where babies are dying.  For locations close to you, consult and search for a local presence there.
  • Contribute money to a pro-lfe charity that actually will save babies.  Some suggestions are on the right side-bar
The underpinnings to this "environmentalism" and "climate change" hysteria, being deliberately contrived, are really quite ominous.  I encourage you to watch an expose of this sham as produced by RealCatholicTV.  I link to it here.  In addition, please put the words "climate change" and "environmentalism" in this blog's search box.  Read the postings; look at the linked material.  I'll also leave you with one more; put the words "James Lee" in the search box.  You might recall that he was the perpetrator in the police stand-off last September in Silver Spring.  Look closely and see how he was impacted by the inherently anti-life underpinnings of the same philosphy that created the Lenten Carbon Fast.

To Mr. Patro, You Mentioned "Cooperation"

Perhaps you addressed your lecture to the wrong parties.  It's these overgrown babies, the union-idolizing barbarians below, who need to be taught the rudiments of civilized behavior.

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

To Those Of You Who Commented In The Past Two Weeks..

My apologies!  My comment-notification mechanism failed.  You should see your comments now under their respective posts.

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Planned Parenthood Bunnies" By American Life League

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

For all the PETA types!  No bunnies were harmed in the production of this ad (did you notice there were no blades in the bottom of the mixer bowl?)!  However, today alone, almost 3500 babies were so butchered in their mothers' wombs today.  If that doesn't bother you at least as much as the thought of "bunny puree", your priorities are screwed on ass-backwards!

And Speaking Of "Zombies",

I read the February 24th edition of the Catholic Standard and was once again appalled at the zombie-esque chanting of the liberal/progressive mantras that polluted the pages of a supposedly "Catholic" publication.  Where to begin?  I suppose it doesn't matter, since all this mess has a common theme.

This is a long read, so....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Zombies In The Church!!

Does this sound familiar?  Could it be happening in your parish???
Click here if you cannot see embedded video.


The battle to keep traditional marriage from being redefined in Maryland is still on! The marriage bill, which will allow same sex marriage in Maryland, was passed in the Maryland Senate on a preliminary vote. The final vote will happen tonight. This is despite the facts that a poll released just last week found that by a 54-37 margin, Maryland voters believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. And in over 30 states where there has been a vote on same-sex marriage, the people have consistently rejected same-sex marriage. Your senator can be called at 301-970-5000.

Now, the battle moves to the Maryland House and more than ever, your help is needed!

1. The House is holding a hearing on Marriage Bills TOMORROW, Friday February 25, 2011 at 1PM in the House Judiciary Committee Room Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis.
The bills to be heard are
• Delegate Dwyer's HB 963 for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage between a man and a woman and
• The opposing bills HB 55 & HB 175 which would remove the words "a man and a woman" from the definition of marriage.
• Speakers on both sides of the issue will be there and the opposition is busing people in to Annapolis. We need people who are in favor of traditional marriage to come show their support!
• The hearings can be listened to by webcast.

2. Two press conferences one at 11AM and the second at 12:30AM for each of the Marriage Bills which will be heard are also scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) and your presence there is crucial too! One is being held by Maryland for Marriage Coalition opposing HB 55 &135, and the other is being held by Del. Dwyer. You are invited to attend both events.

3. Contact your legislators and the members of the House Judiciary Committee and let them know that you oppose legislation redefining marriage, and wish to uphold traditional marriage. Click here for a link to the Judiciary Committee's website.

4. Testify for the Constitutional Marriage Amendment as well as against the same sex marriage bills by calling Louisa Baucom, Legislative Aide to Del. Don Dwyer Jr. District 31 at 1 410-841-3047 NOW. If you are providing written testimony, you will need to hand in 35 copies of your testimony before noon.
• Click here to email your legislators.
• Click here to contact the Senate Judicial Committee.
• Click here to contact the House Judiciary Committee.
Call individual legislators-Phone 301 970 5000

Spread the word! Forward this notice to friends!

Testify for the Constitutional Marriage Amendment as well as against the same sex marriage bills by calling Louisa Baucom, Legislative Aide to Del. Don Dwyer Jr District 31 at 1 410-841-3047 NOW. If you are providing written testimony- you will need to hand in 35 copies of your testimony before noon. Instructions below courtesy of Del Dwyer Jr's office

Please contact Louisa Baucom as soon as possible so that she can help with testimony and sign in. If you have never testified in Committee before, below are FAQs to help familiarize you to the process. Please feel free to call if you have any further questions or need further clarification.

If you are providing written testimony- you will need to bring 35 copies of your testimony. She will not have the manpower to make the copies here.

This is a crucial part of the legislative process, having a strong showing in support of, or in opposition to any bill can and does make a difference.

Appearing in Annapolis before the committee sends a much stronger message than emails, please bring your friends and family. Also please note, the push is on in the gay community to pass same sex marriage this year- they will be here in force.

Testifying in Annapolis FAQ

Q: How much time will I get to speak?
A: 3 minutes, more if members of the Committee wish to ask questions or ask for further testimony or explanation.

Q : How much notice will I get of the hearing date?
A : Unfortunately, it could be weeks or days in advance, or it could be a short as a day.

Q: How much time should I plan on being in Annapolis?
A: Again, this depends on variables such as; number of bills being heard that day, order of bills being heard, and number of people testifying on each bill. The rule of thumb is to plan on spending the day if you can or spending the amount of time you are able.

Q: Can I testify as an individual citizen?
A: yes

Q: Where do I park, and driving directions
A: park in any of the garages in Annapolis or at the Navy Stadium and ride the shuttle in. You can email or call our office at 410-841-3047 to request driving directions and parking information be sent to you via email or regular mail.

Q: Where do I go to testify?
A: Committees are located in the Lowe House Office Building at 6 Bladen Street. Contact me to confirm the committee (Marriage Bill will be in Judiciary, Personhood will be in Health and Government Operations)

Maryland for Marriage Coalition Press Conference
Friday, February 24, 2011
11 a.m. (people should gather at 10:30 a.m.)
Lawyers' Mall, near the State Capitol Bldg.
(in case of inclement weather, go to House of Delegates Bldg., Rm. 150, Balt. City Delegation Caucus Room)

Delgate Dwyer's Press Conference
Friday, February 25, 2011
12:30 p.m.
Main lobby of Lowe House Office Bldg.
6 Bladen Street

The best parking for all events is at the Navy Stadium, which has a shuttle to the Capitol. You can also try off street or parking garages in the area.



Pro-Life Talk At Blessed Sacrament Church, Fri Feb 25th

Blessed Sacrament is having pro-life advocate Deirdre McQuade of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops speak this Friday night after the 5:30 Mass. Her talk should start around 6:15. Ms. McQuade is the National Director of Feminist for Life. The talk is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The talk will be held in the Parish Center.  As a bonus, refreshments will be served. For more information you can pull up the Parish Bulletin, page 5.

The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is located at 3630 Quesada Street NW, Washington DC.  It's one block east of the Chevy Chase Circle.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama's Intrusion Into Wisconsin Matters - Par For The Course With Him

Some are shocked - just shocked! - that the Messiah Most Miserable is slamming Wisconsin governor Scott Walker as the latter stands up to union thugs.  While I certainly believe Obama's actions to be despicable, I am not surprised in the least.  I thank Breitbart TV for jogging my memory, but Obama, during his presidential campaign (which he never really quit) is simply keeping a promise to his union backers - to "paint the nation purple with SEIU".  Listen to it yourselves.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

USA Today quoted Obama as saying, “Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally; seems like more of an assault more on unions.  And I think it’s very important for us to understand that public employees, they are our neighbors, they are our friends.”  What the Messiah Most Miserable declines to mention is that these "public employees" draw their salaries and benefits directly from the taxpaying citizens, who themselves are overburdened in these difficult times.  These taxpayers simply have nothing more to give without impoverishing themselves and their own families.  However, the union hacks don't seem to care.  Are not those taxpayers our friends and neighbors, too?

My colleague at Les Femmes commented on this debacle.  In so doing, she links to an article written by a mother who had to deal with striking teachers.  Please read it here, and as you do so, please pay special note to the last paragraph.  These "angry taxpayers" are angry because these union workers are cavalierly asking the citizens to bear yet another crushing load on their already-overburdened backs.  They simply cannot meet unreasonable demands.

I now focus on another, more insidious aspect to all this, and it hearkens back to the video of Obama pandering to union hacks and "community organizers".  Currently, Wisconsin educators are compelled to belong to the Wisconsin Education Association Council.  There are negotiations underway.  According to this Washington Times article, union leaders are focused not so much on pensions and health care for its members, but ensuring that bargaining and forced union dues are kept as they are.  They are completely dismissive of the rights of those teachers who choose not to belong to the WEAC and pay its dues - a portion of which are earmarked for Democrat candidates for office.  That is what Obama means by "painting the nation purple"!  He wants simply to ensure that money continues to flow into Democrat coffers and to please his money sources.

To end this post on a pathetic note, read the pathetic statement put out by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on February 16th.  The timing of this thing makes plain that this is a reaction to the debacle of teachers striking and Democrat legislators fleeing like cochroaches.  It yammers on and on about the rights of workers to unionize, but absolutely nothing about the rights of workers who choose not to sell their souls and pay exhorbitant funds to causes abhorrent to them.  In times past, I would have said that a document such as this betrays gross naivte about economic realities.  However, I've come to learn that they aren't necessarily lovable doofs.  I see here a not-too-subtle attempt to chide the Wisconsin governor.  Just how much governmental money does that archdiocese receive????

At The Spring Street Planned Parenthood On Feb 26th...

Please Join Us!
Saturday, February 26th
Planned Parenthood
1400 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

for an hour of quiet prayer and peaceful presence.

We need your help! We want to increase a peaceful, prayerful presence in front of this Planned Parenthood location and are holding an hour of prayer in order to determine next steps.

Please come pray with us. Afterwards, we will convene to a local establishment to discuss ideas on how we can effectively increase a peaceful, loving presence in front of this very busy clinic. Contact Molly at

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A CCHD / Catholic Health Association Link??

On November 17, I posted about a panel of Catholic women, at which both John Carr and Sister Carol Keehan spoke.  Both of them were whining about "polarization", which is to say they were whining about their double-talk being exposed.  That post of mine had other links containing information about John Carr.  In a nutshell, he is the Executive Director of the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development; this is the office that oversees the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  Sister Carol Keehan is, of course, the "religious" (?) who violated her vows and sold countless babies and other helpless people down the river when she aided and abetted the passage of the Obama Hell Bill.

Recall a few weeks ago, when there were calls for the USCCB to sever its ties with the Catholic Health Association (of which Keehan is president) because of the latter's influence in the passage of the Hell Bill.  The USCCB demurs - of course.  You may also recall that this blog and other good sources have noticed, amongst the progressives who call themseles Catholic, that there are numerous "sharings" of directors and board members, etc.  Well, one such sordid little tie came to my attention this week, between the Catholic Health Association and the USCCB.  That "connection" has a name - John Carr!  One can see it on Carr's biography on the USCCB's websiteJohn Carr sits on the board of directors of the Catholic Health Association. (A word to the USCCB trolls.  Don't bother to "edit" this incriminating little tidbit.  I cached the page already!)

This may shed some light as to why calls to sever any USCCB/CHA relationship were brushed off by the USCCB.  Remember - John Carr has oversight of the CCHD.  Also recall that we have yet to see the CCHD's 2011 Grantee List.

Frances Kissling's Startling Admissions

In an op-ed piece in the Feb 18th edition of the Washington Post, Frances Kissling, former president of "Catholics For A Free Choice", plainly stated that weaknesses in the pro-abortion mentality are causing them to "lose ground".  Read it at this link.

She states that public opinion is swinging to the pro-life side; the Post online article links to a Gallup poll that must be one of the sources of Kissling's concerns.  Now get this quote: "We can no longer pretend that the fetus is invisible".  In saying that, is she not also admitting that at one time, the pro-abortion proponents were at one time delberately pretending that the child is invisible?  I have had conversations with deathscorts in front of abortuaries, where supposedly intelligent people claimed that because they didn't see the child that the child didn't exist.  Their statements were breathtaking because of their profound stupidity.

What might be some reasons for this grudging acknowledgement on her part?  The first might be the sonogram.  This device, showing very clear images of the child in utero, was not yet in existence in 1973, when the Roe v Wade decision was rendered by the US Supreme Court.  Recall that it was the sonogram that awakened the late Bernard Nathanson to the lie of the pro-abortion mantras.  The second (and some pro-lfers will resent this!) is the showing of the images of aborted babies.  Most of the pro-abortion proponents will go to great lengths to keep these pictures under wraps - understandibly so, for they show the pro-abortion talking points to be cheap lies.

She then (pretends to) utter a shocking statement by suggesting that some "post-viability" abortion restrictions might be in order - except for loopholes so large that trucks could drive through them.  She also states, "We should also work to sensibly regulate abortion facilities - not to prohibit access, but to ensure safety."  In this, I suggest some "damage-control" efforts, perhaps a reaction not only to the Live Action stings, but also to the Gosnell murder case and the Maryland abortionists who have recently lost their licenses.

In all this angst and self-recrimination here, I sense a booby-trap is being set for pro-life activists, with this article as rather clever bait.  Some amongst us have been hankering for talks with pro-aborts to "find common ground".  Let's get real - there is no "common ground" with murder.  Get used to it.  Let's remember what Ronald Reagan said when asked for his policy regarding the Cold War.  He said that his policy was really quite simple - "We win and they lose".  That must be our policy - the babies and our God deserve no less.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Obama And Planned Parenthood

In this post are two clips that depicts the relationship between the Messiah Most Miserable and Planned Parenthood, and how it has evolved (or devolved) as a result of the recent stings.  To continue,... 

Bernard Nathanson, MD - Requiescat In Pace

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League who did a complete about-face and became a staunch Catholic pro-life activist, passed away today after a lengthy bout with cancer.  He is best known for his documentary on abortion called The Silent Scream.  More details of his life, his conversion and his tireless efforts for the babies can be found on Lifesitenews.

Eternal rest grant unto him, o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Maryland To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage This Week

I posted an alert on Feb 2 regarding the attack on marriage and family life in Maryland, vis-a-vis bills SB 116 and HB 55.  Go back to that link and study it closely.

Hearings were held on these measures last week.  It could well go to a vote this week.  If it passes, Governor O'Malley indicated that he would sign it. 

Let your state senator and your representatives know that you won't stand for the undermining of family life in Maryland.  On the Feb 2 page is a link that will guide you to the emails of your representatives.  Do so now!

SEIU To Descend Upon Annapolis

You might have heard elsewhere of the debacle in Wisconsin, how both the state Democratic senators and thousands of unionized teachers engaged in dereliction of legal duties.  These progressive snakes are indeed showing their true colors.  Oh, by the way - since it's illegal for teachers to strike in Wisconsin, some doctors there plan to write fake medical excuses for these teachers.  As my blogging colleague at Les Femmes asks, "What kind of care can you expect from liars who are willing to lie and cheat for a political purpose?"

But what does this have to do with Maryland, you might ask?  Well, it seems that the SEIU, to display "solidarity" with their scoff-law sickie Wisconsin teachers, are staging "rallies" across the nation.  Michelle Malkin's website indicates that they'll be in Annapolis this coming Tuesday - at Lawyers' Mall at noon, to be precise.  Oh, joy! 

You might remember SEIU from last summer.  They're the delightful thugs that sent hundreds of stooges to stampede over a banker's front lawn and porch, terrorizing his young son.  I reported on that Chicago-esque gangsta-style behavior here.  Good luck to the Maryland State Police in keeping that hoard of barbarians in check!

Too Cute To Pass Up!

A three-year old summarizes Star Wars.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

And remember - Don't talk back to Darth Vader!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Glenn Beck Interviews Lila Rose

This is from Glenn Beck's show yesterday.  He is taking on both Planned Parenthood's inherent immorality and the Main-Stream-Lame-Brain Media's willful blindness towards the evils of sex trafficking and abortion.

He did utter one factual error towards the beginning when he commented how abortion is new.  Abortion is not "relatively new".  The Church teachings and the Hippocratic Oath, both prohibiting abortion, are clear evidence that this has been a moral blight for many centuries.  While Christendom was in ascendency in the western world, abortion was rightly seen as the heinous evil that it is.  Only within the past 40 years has it become tenuously acceptable.  He is right in saying it's "progressive" - that is, progressive in the sense that you've seen it used on this blog, to indicate those age-old ideas and evils couched in "modern" babble.

He is right in saying that "people don't want to look at the facts and pictures.  They don't want to think about it."  That is why he produced the program that is shown below.

You might be shocked at some whom he reveals to be eugenicists - or at least favorable to it: George Bernard Shaw (no shock to me), Teddy Roosevelt (that surprised me, although I should have suspected since I know he was a Mason), Joseph P Kennedy (not really a shocker, given the havoc wrecked by his politician descendants). 

He also interviewed Lila Rose.  Click here if you cannot see embedded video.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Join The Voice! At Germantown MD Abortion Mill

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Gather on Monday mornings, 8-10AM, on Wisteria Drive in Germantown, between Germantown Road (Rte 118) and Father Hurley Blvd (Rte 27).  Further details and information can be found at the Kick Out Carhart site on this blog's right side bar.

House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood And Obamacare

Today was a day to celebrate at the US House of Representatives, as they voted 240-185 to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood AND voted 239-187 to block the money to fund the Obama Hell Bill.  The move to cut Planned Parenthood monies was championed by Rep Mike Pence (R-IN).   Of course this needs to make it through the Senate and Obama himself, but this clearly is a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Renegade "Priest" Suing Lifesitenews, a trustworthy site from which I often glean news items, is being sued by a gay-activist, pro-abortion priest because they've repeated only what the priest himself has openly stated about himself.  The priest's name is Raymond Gravel, and he's suing Lifesitenews for $500,000.  If you can help Lifesitenews, please go here to do so.   If you can't see embedded video, click here to see the Vortex piece on this.

The Live Action Debate Goes On - But Why??

I posted yesterday about the rather strange debate encircling the Live Action stings of Planned Parenthood and whether or not the actors engaged in lying in the sinful sense.  Well, this debate still continues, with ever-so-scholarly criticisms being lobbed at Live Action.  I cannot help but suspect that George Soros and his hench-people are taking great delight as they watch these folks carry on and on.  By the way - my mention of George Soros is one key reason why I look askance upon this "theological debate".  As I mentioned in the last post (and in the comment sections of other blogs), I cannot help but think that the timing of all this theological hullabaloo, with the entrance of George Soros into the Live Action / Planned Parenthood saga, is more than just a coincidence.  Why just now are all these theologians getting all atwitter, when pro-lifers have been doing "stings" now for many years without the theologians uttering nary a peep?

The proceeds of this debate on one blog, as well as the comments therein, really reinforces my suspicions of subtle and nefarious agents in all this debate. 

More Planned Parenthood Callousness

It's beginning to be a little difficult to keep up with all the gaffes that Planned Parenthood is committing these days.

Lifenews tells us that over this weekend, a victim of a botched abortion at a Planned Parenthood in St Louis, MO was rushed to a nearby hospital.  The sheet was over her head, causing nearby pro-life activists to believe that she was dead.  One of the pro-lifers left a note on the husband's car, offering help.  He did reply, mentioning that his wife was in stable condition.  She is lucky to be alive, although now she'll have to deal with the post-abortive ramifications.  Pray that there be repentance and healing.

Live Action uncovered this next piece of nonsense at a Planned Parenthood in Roanoke VA.  An actor posing as someone who might have an std was inquiring about donationg blood.  See this for yourself (click here if you can't see embedded video).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Washington State Planned Parenthood Tried To Force An Abortion

Lifenews reports that two years ago, a fourteen-year-old girl who had undergone statutory rape by a twenty-year-old man was detained by a local Planned Parenthood in Washington State.  Apparently the staff worker was so hell-bent on coercing this girl into an abortion that she defied the girl's father, as well as a police officer who attempted to enforce the father's custodial rights.

Read the report here.  It links to police reports and other documents.

So much for Planned Parenthood looking out for young girls.  They almost seemed more interested in protecting the statutory rapist.  Might we also call them Predator Protectors?

Vortex: The Cost Of Abortion

This hour-long segment of the Vortex has some worthwhile information regarding abortion and its implications.  There are some graphic pictures that tell the truth regarding abortion.  While some might advise you of that to give you the opportunity to leave the room (Voris does that), I'm going to depart that path.  I'm going to challenge you to watch it, in all its horror, so that you'll understand why you have a moral imperative to act against it.  Don't wimp out and walk away.  Man up, or woman up, as the case may be.  Put some calcium in your spine, accept the truth and act upon the truth.

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Monday, February 14, 2011

North Dakota House Votes To Criminalize Baby-Murder

Kudos to the North Dakota House of Representatives.  Last week they passed their Defense of Human Life Act, HB 1450, that criminalizes the killing of any person from the moment of their conception!  I urge you to read the Lifesite News article.  There are a few rays of sunlight emerging from the end of of the tunnel.

Who knows?  There might be hope for Maryland!

Ethics Debate Around Lila Rose Stings of Planned Pimpdom

Within the past week, some debate has surfaced, among people whom I'm sure are well-intentioined on both sides (see here and here, for instance).  There are some who are concerned about the tactics employed by the Live Action team.  They argue, rightly, that the ends (exposing Planned Parenthood) do not justify the means (lying, sins against the Eighth Commandment).  I agree that the ends do not justify the means, but somewhere in that statement is an unspoken assumption that the means are inherently evil.  Of that I'm not at all certain.  I urge you to read the above links (and the material to which those articles link) for a taste of the thoughts expressed.

The main concern seems to be with the Eighth Commandment, and what the Catechism teaches about truth and our obligation to abide by it, as well as topics dealing with "mental reservation".  As I look in my copy of the Catechism, section 2483, it reads (and I'll add italics for emphasis), "Lying is the most direct offense against the truth.  To lie is to speak or act against the truth in order to lead into error someone who has the right to know the truth."  In the Live Action stings, we can ask who is that "someone" and what is the "truth" that they have a "right to know"?  I presume that the Live-Action naysayers are thinking of the Planned Parenthood workers as having this "right".  Why?  Now let's get real.  The actors were not leading the PP staff into error; those staffers were already in error by virtue of their voluntary employment with the largest abortion perpetrator around.  Now how exactly does the Eighth Commandment read?   It is Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.  That is the precise language of the commandment.  To my unlearned brain, that implies that in order for a violation of this command, that someone (thy neighbor) must be injured by this "false witness".  In the Live Action stings, precisely whom was being injured?

Here's an interesting little debate point, that I saw on Jill's blog regarding this topic.  For that you'll have to open your Bibles to the Book of Tobit.  It's the only book that features Saint Raphael the archangel.  Some may know that he was sent to assist the young Tobiah on his perilous errands.  So how does Raphael introduce himself to Tobiah and Tobit?  Look at Tobit 5:18, where Raphael says that he is "Azarias, the son of Ananias."  Obviously that is false - but did Raphael commit a sin by telling a falsehood?  Remember - Raphael is an angel!

I'm not going to rehash all the arguments here.  But I will raise two other points.  First, those criticising Live Action are doing only that - criticising.  They are suggesting no alternative courses of action.

The second, but more important point I raise is this.  Live Action has been engaged in this "undercover" work for some time.  So have other pro-life organizaions.  For instance, Mark Crutcher and his Life Dynamics have engaged in similar endeavors over the years.  However, it is only now, when Live Action has hit real paydirt, that all these theologians are getting their undies bunched over this.  Now I truly believe that their commitments to God and to the babies are impeccable - but could it be that they are being manipulated in ways unbeknownst to them?  Has anyone else noticed a strange, amazing coincidence?  And what might that be?  Well, the same time as these moral concerns are now just blowing up out of the woodwork, George Soros and his minions are rallying to Planned Parenthood's aid, lest the latter lose governmental funding.  What better way for someone like Soros to work - to slyly start some infighting, and all he has to do is sit back and snicker over the debacle.

Live Action, I stand with you.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Vortex Blooper??

I find myself in agreement with the Vortex 99.9% of the time.  However, it's that 0.1% of the time where I must wonder what got into their drinking water.  This appears to be one of those rare moments.  Why on earth would Voris even suggest (even in jest) that faithful Catholics take erring bishops, etc to secular civil court for violations of the faith?  Yes, he said "secular", not "canonical".

He mentions the conservative Anglicans doing that in relation to keeping their church real estate, but that seems to be more of a matter as to which legal entity holds title to which properties.  Even then, they appear to be ascribing to courts the authority to determine what constitutes true Anglicanism.  Why, oh why, would any Catholic, with two working brain cells, even dream of throwing away their First Amendment rights in such a foolhardy venture? 

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

CPAC = Cowards Posing as Authentic Conservatives

If we're to believe this Drudge Report, Mitch Daniels "wows CPAC" with more talk on "truce" regarding "social issues".  Let's be clear: "social issues" means trivial matters such as,
  • Expulsion of God from public life
  • Traditional Christians and Jews being treated as "niggers of the new age"
  • The complete bastardization of marriage and family life (as espoused by GOProud), and
  • Oh, yes!  The brutal murders of 3500 tiny babies every day
He tried to improve upon his despicable comments by stating "we wouldn't stop our disagreements or our passionate belief in these other questions, we just sort of mute them for a little while."

Mitch, sit down and take some deep breaths, as we tell you quite plainly THAT IS NOT HAPPENING!  Believe it or not, there are more important things than economics.  The plain fact is that as a nation, we have incurred God's just punishment for countenancing the legalized murders of over 50 million of His children.  Again, these are children - not "other questions"!  We are not going to "mute them for a little while!  Get used to it!

If CPAC continues down this road, it will join all the RINO republicans in the dung heap of infamy.

Nationwide Vigil In Front Of Planned Parenthood Facilities Mon Feb 14, Noon Till 1PM

Watch this video (as well as the videos in earlier posts showing Planned Pimpdon stings).  Find the group organizing at your local PP place - or organize one yourself.  As this prayer vigil is only an hour, it should be no herculean task to get some people to join you.

Pass the word along.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Pope" Pelosi Is On The Warpath!

Now that she is no longer the Speaker, perhaps Nancy Pelosi believes that she can shed all veneer of restraint.  Catholic Vote posted today that she had a pow-wow yesterday with pro-abort bloggers in an effort to derail the pro-life initiatives underway in the House, under its current conservative leadership.  While she acknowledges that she can't stop the House from passing these measures, she wants to make life issues "too hot to handle" to lessen chances of passage in the Senate.  Read the Washington Post article here.

She made this statement regarding pro-life beliefs, from her pro-baby-murder vantage point.  Speaking of us, she says, (quoting from the Post)  "They are at a different philosophical place," she said, characterizing their view as: "all engagement has to result in a child." Pelosi noted that contraception and family planning is "not consistent with their belief that it's all about procreation."  It's true that we do acknowledge God's plan for sexuality as having both a unitative and procreative aspect, and that neither of these can be removed.  She ackowledges her dissent from Catholic teaching regarding morality.

Then she made this key statement, again contrasting pro-life people with pro-abortion people. "We don't have a set of shared values."  Guess what?  She's right!  And it's high time that our Catholic bishops acknowledge that obvious fact!  Enough of this "can't we all just get along", "kinder, gentler" bullshit!  Babies are being murdered while too many namby-pamby folks cow at the thought of opposition, let alone struggle.

The gauntlet has been thrown yet again.  Let's rise to the challenge.  Support the House's initiatives.  Get out in front of an abortion mill and offer Christian witness (hint: check out the Kick Out Carhart link on the right side bar).  These pro-aborts are spoiling for a knock-down-drag-out.  Let's not disappoint them!

Laura Ingraham Tangles With Planned Pimpdom Supporter

Below is a video of Laura Ingraham debating a Planned Parenthood supporter.  Please note that this supporter is not part of PP staff.  Although Laura repeatedly invited them to speak, none of them replied.  Might that be that they know the apparent policies of Planned Parenthood are absolutely indefensible?  As you listen, take note of this PP shill constantly trying to divert the conversation onto any myriad of topics.  I have to hand it to Laura for calling her on her ploy. 

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Planned Parenthood Of Metro DC Stung Again!

On January 12th, audio was recorded of an encounter with the PP office located at the Egypt Center office - 3937A Minnesota Avenue NE Washington DC.  There's no visual, so listen closely.  Click here if you can't hear this embedded content. 

If you found it a little hard to hear, go here for a transcript.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lila Rose Comments On The Stings, AN ACTION ITEM, Other Related PP News

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM - Because Congress is readying to pass its funding bills, we need your calls/emails to go to your Congressional representatives to urge them to support H.R. 217, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.  We need to defund Planned Parenthood.  The organization has an email mechanism that will send that all-important email.

And now for the other related news.

Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that was presented to him to restore tax-payer funding of the state's Planned Parenthood.

It seems that the progressive power-brokers are circling their wagons around their premier abortion-flag-ship., that front-organization for George Soros, has sprung into action!  And what is their bold strategy?  They are scolding NPR, Wall Street Journal, etc for not attacking Live Action.  According to Lifesitenews, an email to The Hill instructed them to "take down the article unless they update it to include this source’s history of lying, doctoring video and using illegal means to obtain information."  My!  Can't you just hear The Godfather theme playing in the background?

ALL Urges Bishops To End Relationship With Catholic Health Association

Today the Ameican Life League issued a press release urging the USCCB to end its relationship with the Catholic Health Association.  The press release lists a number of outrages committed by the CHA, some of which were mentioned here previously.  I urge you to read the release, and review the materials linked therein.

I would actually take this a step further, as I believe that both organizations do a gross disservice to the Church.  You might recall that USCCB president, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, stated a few days ago, regarding USCCB and CHA, "philosophically, we're on the same page."  I fear he is correct, but not in the way he'd like us to think.  Both organizations need to be abolished.

Now THIS Is A Catholic Hospital!

From, we read that Resurrection Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in Chicago, has adopted a policy whereby it will halt a second-trimester abortion started elsewhere for women who change their minds.  They are working in alliance with the Pro-Life Action League.

Its CEO, Sister Donna Marie Wolowicki, says "Catholic healthcare is to reach out to people and help them in their need.  Of course, it's vital to be true to the ethics we believe in. Holding life sacred is a big piece of what we believe."

What a refreshing bit of news (thanks to Pewsitter)!

Gamaliel Foundation Displays Its Double-Talk

Before I begin, I ask you to read the following articles written by my two Catholic Media Coaltion colleagues.  The topic is the Gamaliel Foundation, a progressive organization portraying itself as a "faith-based, community-organizing" outfit.  One of the writers, Stephanie Block, has done an enormous amount of research on these "community-organizing" groups.

Someone, presumably associated with the Gamaliel Foundation, has commented on the two "lesfemmes" posts.  I direct your attention now to the second of the four links above and ask that you study "Gamaliel's" comment carefully.  He starts off with a quote from the bishops in 1986, "No one may deny the right to organize without attacking human dignity itself." 

As I read the four articles, I saw no talk of denying anyone "the right to organize".  What the two authors did was merely make public some facts about Gamaliel that reasonable people would deem to be unsavory.  How does that "deny the right to organize"?

What Gamaliel attempted to do with this statement was to demonize the two authors by trying to ascribe to them malicious motives.  This is quite a common trick of progressives, an employment of the non-sequitur fallacy.  One example of this is found in pro-abortion talking points.  We want to eliminate the murder of babies, so they shriek that "we don't care if women die". 

However, I do suppose we bloggers and writers have denied Gamaliel and his/her bunch several things, to wit:
  • The ability to define the terms of conversation about such matters.
  • The ability to change definitions of words willy-nilly
  • The lack of scrutiny of their own shady sources of funds
  • The ability to insinuate progressive/liberal thinking into the Church without challenge
For these so-called "denials" I and my colleagues proclaim "MEA CULPA!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Planned Parenthood Is Generally Losing It!

In the midst of the hot water they're in with their disregard for young women being made known, the same sort of condescending view of young women is made manifest in the slop they consider their advertisements.  Watch this sorry clip and you'll see that they are trying to appeal to someone with the mental and emotional maturity of two-year-olds (hope I'm not being too unfair to real two-year-olds).  I'm not too certain that anyone over at PP has two brain neurons that can fire in syncopation.

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Just think of the poor deluded young woman in this clip.  Not only does she play a fool in the eyes of God, but in the eyes of anyone watching this thing.

Face Abortion In All Its Horrid Ugliness!

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

To some of my more squeemish friends - get over it and get serious.  We must show abortion if we are ever going to see its end.

Virginia AG Cuccinelli Responds To PP Stings In Virginia

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

"Planned Pimpdom" Operates In The Bronx (New York)

As you watch this latest Live Action episode, please take note of how PP says that all this lovely pimp protection can occur with entitlements, tax dollars.  So who foots that bill?  Well, one such involuntarily generous individual can be found staring at you in the mirror!  Unless the Obama Hell Scare bill is trashed in its entirety (USCCB - wake up!), more of our tax dollars will go towards the victimization of young girls.

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Dissident Nun Rewarded By Obama

Remember a few days ago, when I reported the breathtaking naivte of Archbishop Dolan when he said of the Catholic Health Association and the USCCB "philosophically we're on the same page"?  Your Excellency, we all hope and pray that you're incorrect, because the leopard known as the Catholic Health Association is not changing its stripes - and makes no bones about it!

Last week Sister Carol Keehan reiterated her support for the Phoenix hospital that authorized the murder of a baby.  Sure, she paid some perfunctory lip service to Bishop Olmsted's authority, but golly gee, she had no idea those statements would be made public.  My!  Isn't it so, so difficult to remain two-faced when your statements are broadcast?  Well, push comes to shove and she comes down squarely on the side of baby-murder.

It now appears that another dissident nun now enjoys the good will of the Messiah Most Miserable for her assistance in passing the Obama Hell Scare bill.  This would be Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, who is the chair of the CHA's Sponsorship/Canon Law Committee (probably a lot more expert on the "sponsorship" than the "canon law" part - I digress again!).  She is also a former president of the Leadership Council of Women Religious.  The Messiah Most Miserable appointed her to his Council for Faith-Based Partnerships.  Why?  Because while she was president of the LCWR, she led them in their support of the Hell Bill.  So now in this plum appointment Weisenbeck has received her "30 pieces of silver".

Why The Lame-Brain Stream Media Is Mum About Planned Pimpdom

From Lifenews we read of the chequered resume of Stuart Schear, PP's Vice President of Communications. Does "vice" have several meanings here?  But I digress!  He certainly came with the proper progressive experience - and connections, it appears.

He worked with PBS and NBC news.  He even managed the television interviews for the Clinton adminstration.  It pays (sometimes literally) to have friends in key positions.  Might this explain the mainstream media's abysmal silence on Planned Parenthood's assistance to predators and their unconscionable callousness towards young girls who are obviously being exploited?

It is the internet and the blogosphere that aided Live Action into making known this situation.  Do NOT let the Messiah Most Miserable and his Mindless Minions tamper with the free press and the internet in any way, shape, fashion or form - or we can kiss the First Amendment goodbye.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

USCCB Kisses Up To Catholic Health Association

Remember when USCCB President Bishop Timothy Dolan referred to God, during a televised interview, as "him, her, whatever you want"?  Well, once again he has managed to cram both episcopal feet into his episcopal mouth (thanks to ALL for the alert, by the way".  In an interview last month with National Catholic Reporter, the bishop had this to say about relations with the Catholic Health Association: “It’s not that the CHA is working on the side of the hospitals, while the bishops are trying to preserve a pure morality because it’s being chipped away.  Philosophically, we’re on the same page.”

As Judie Brown said, a history lesson is in order for the USCCB president.  Not only did the CHA give the Obama Hell Scare Bill the final push it needed to pass the House, but Sister Carol Keehan placed herself on the side of St Joseph's hospital in Phoenix, when the latter was stripped of its Catholic status for authorizing an abortion to be committed on its premises. 

In light of these events, how on earth can the USCCB state of the CHA "philosophically, we're on the same page"?  Could it be that the USCCB knows that Sister has Obama's favor and gratitude for her treachery towards the Church and the babies in helping cram through the Hell Bill?  Why is there this incessant practice on the part of the USCCB to lick the boots of those who wield clout in the kingdom of this world?

Some call for the reform of the USCCB.  I call for its complete abolishment, thankful that this cabal wields no inherent majesterial authority.  Then I'd suggest study of Pope Leo XIII encyclical, as mentioned in yesterday's post.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pope Leo XIII - "Christians Are Born For Combat"

Thus wrote Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Sapientiae Christianae. In this work, the late Pontif spells out the duty of Catholics to evaluate the doings and promulgations of civil authority - including resistance to that authority, should civil law contradict Divine Law.  The blog "Catholic Thing" analyzes it in great detail.  Please read it, as well as the encyclical itself.  The next time you hear anyone talking about a "kinder, gentler Church", remember that we are the Church Militant.  We are not the "Church Milquetoast", we are not the "Church Mediocre", we are not the "Church Mellow" - but the CHURCH MILITANT.

Live Action Stings Falls Church Planned Parenthood

Before I post the video, I point out that this Planned Parenthood is part and parcel of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC.  There are five locations, and three of them do the surgical abortions at present: Falls Church, Silver Spring MD (at Spring Street) and 16th and L Streets in DC (their main office).  So to my fellow Christians at these mills: this is our little Planned Parenthood - being shown as the predators that they are!

Click here if you can't see embedded video.  Oh, by the way at the 16:41:39 mark, notice the "NAF" decal in the window (lower left corner).  That of course stands for National Abortion Federation, and that decal is supposed to mean that the baby-butcher shop in questions meets impeccable standards - or at least so the myth went, until events of late (here and here) ave shown the NAF to be utterly corrupt by blood money.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Live Action Stings Planned Parenthood In Richmond VA

On the heels of a similar sting operation in New Jersey a few weeks ago (see here), Live Action has found similar patterns of covering up of statutory rape of minors on the part of Planned Parenthood in Richmond, VA.

First, a special note to those of us in front of the murder centers of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC.  Listen closely as they talk about the need to do the abortion in the first trimester.  Notice how they talk of the "judicial bypass process" as though it were a done deal; could it be that they have judges in their back pockets?

Second (and this is crucial for us), she tells the undercover people that "the state of Virginia only lets you go 13 weeks, 6 days at the most - and at that point you need to go to Maryland, DC - they have looser laws in terms of how far you can do an abortion." (italics mine)  Do you see how the differing laws directly impact our work?

Click here if you can't see embedded video.

It might be time for a history lesson regarding Richmond and abortion.  In June of 2008, a worker with the Richomond Catholic Charities helped a ward of Catholic Charities obtain an abortion - perhaps at the same mill that the Live Action people visited last month!  And yes, Bishop DiLorenzo of that diocese knew of it a day before the murder was scheduled to happen - and he did nothing to stop it!

Certainly we need to defund Planned Parenthood - and maybe defund those "catholyc" organizations that are on the governmental dole, as well.

Senate Blocks Hell-Care Repeal

As expected, the US Senate voted contrary to the House of Representatives and they blocked the repeal of the Obamascare Hell Bill - for now.  There are a few things to ponder here.
  • Last week it was ruled unconstitutional.
  • The vote was strictly along party lines.  Look at the margin: 51 - 47!  That's only a 4-vote lead!  So what will it be in 2014?
  • So much for "pro-life Democrats".  Ben Nelson, Bob Casey Jr, and Joe Manchin all voted for the retention of the Hell Bill.
We have all received a lesson that elections do matter!  We the people must remain engaged and must remain vigilant.

CHA = Catholic Health Asininity

Today's Pewsitter was quite informativie about more lunacy emanating from the so-called "Catholic" Health Association.  Recall that a few days ago, the Obama Hell Bill was ruled unconstitutional.  The main focus was the individual mandate provision, but because the bill lacks a severability clause, the whole thing was thrown out - as it should have been!  However, six medical groups filed an amicus curie brief to preserve the Obama Hell bill.  Amongst these was - you guessed it! - the Catholic Health Association.  Sister Carol Keehan must be worried that if the Obama Hell Bill goes in the trash, her Pen of Perfidy will run out of ink!  Pewsitter asks a good question, though.  Since the USCCB did not support the House's vote to repeal the mess, what might have been their collective opinion of CHA's stance on the suit?

In related news, many learned last week that Catholic Healthcare West, a subsidiary of the CHA, is funding a network that includes Planned Parenthood.  We all will recall that a few months ago, Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix rapped the knuckles of CHW by stripping one of their hospitals of its status as "Catholic" for authorizing an abortion within its premises.  Sadly, I'm not surprised.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Immediate Action Needed To Protect Marriage In Maryland

Let me just repost an alert from the American Family Association below.

Two identical bills - SB 116 and HB 55 - have been introduced in the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates, which will redefine the God-ordained institution of marriage of "one man and a woman."

Ironically named the "Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act," the two bills would strike from the existing marriage law the words "a man and a woman," and replace them with the words "two individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from marrying."

The bills also purport to protect "religious freedom" by allowing members of religious bodies to refuse to perform same-sex marriages - but only if and to the extent that such members already enjoy that right under the U.S. or Maryland Constitutions.

The bills would thus allow Maryland human rights agencies and judges to require a priest or pastor to perform such marriages, or to punish the refusal to do so, unless (s)he could establish an existing constitutional right to be free from that requirement - a showing that would likely require protracted, expensive litigation.

Because Governor Martin O'Malley has already indicated he would sign such a bill if it reaches his desk, it will be important to stop the legislation in the General Assembly.

Take Action.  Do your part to protect the institution of marriage in Maryland!

Email your Maryland Senator and Delegates now, asking them to vote against changing the definition of marriage in Maryland.

To find your particular representatives, click here.

A note to Montgomery County Residents/Voters:
In my last post I urged that the Montgomery County Council be voted out in 2014.  Today I received affirmation of my suggestion, particularly for Nancy Floreen.  She introduced today a resolution asking the Maryland legislature to legalize same-sex marriage.  Read her own blog post on the matter.  See how the moral rot has infested Montgomery County?  Isn't it high time that the cleaning/fumigation commence?

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Yoo Hoo! Montgomery County Council! Wakey-Wakey!

To the Montgomery County Council.  In December 2009, you passed your version of the Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Strangulation Bill.  Although you are undoubtedly playing cool and coy, you have been served notice of what the pro-life lawyers had tried to tell you during the hearings - that the measure is patently unconstitutional, a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

A few days ago, Judge Marvin Garbis threw Baltimore's regulations into the legislative dung heap for that very reason.  With the kind permission of Mr. John Naughton, I'm going to reproduce his letter to you below.  As the letter and my following commentary are lengthy, I'll put the break now.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Statement Of Father Thomas Euteneuer

There have been many questions surrounding the departure of Father Thomas Euteneuer from his postion as Director of Human Life International.  Yesterday he issued a statement that can be read here.

Until now, I've declined to post on the matter, simply because I didn't know much.  There was way too much secrecy surrounding this departure.  However, that very secrecy, coupled with the deplorable history of the Church hierarchy in dealing with the homosexual sex scandals of the past decade caused me to conclude that there was no reason to assume a passive stance.  Many bloggers did ask questions, for which I commend them.  Still, others repeated allegations of wrongdoings from alleged victims who undermine their own credibility by choosing to skulk in the shadows of anonymity; that is unacceptable.

I also had believed the possibility that Father might have been railroaded for his unambiguous defense of the Church's teachings on life, and his fearless calling out of those public figures who promulgate the murder of babies and promotion of perversion.  Had that been the case, Father Euteneuer would by no means be the first such victim.  Several years ago, near my home, a priest had the audacity to teach a class on Humanae Vitae and he did so clearly.  Because he apparently offended some wealthy and contracepting parishioners, he was prevented at preaching at Masses and shipped off to "diocesan siberia".  And from the Diocese of Arlington (wherein HLI is located, by the way), there is the situation with Father James Haley.  A blogging colleague has devoted an entire blog to his plight.  Read it here.  Also causing me to fear harm to Father was the all-too-sudden suppression of his two latest books on the demonic influences on abortion.  That is a question that remains unanswered.  Why were those books recalled?  Was there error in the books?  Father's personal situation notwithstanding, would not the facts in the books stand or fall on their own merits?  Until that question is answered, it will be asked repeatedly.

We all appreciate Father's candid statements.  Father alludes to "malicious falsehoods that were published this past week on various internet sites".  While I don't necessarily doubt the existence of malicious posts, I did not see any malice in any of the sites that I read; the ones citing the anonymous allegations I believe were grossly imprudent, but not malicious.  Questions were raised not so much by the bloggers but by the abysmal culture of secrecy that has for far too long, been the modus operandi of the hierarchy. We've seen the damage done during the gay clergy abuse debacle. Silence and obfuscation has led to bankrupt dioceses, lost faith and even suicides.

I've no bones saying now that both the Florida bishop and HLI (or its local bishop, if direction came from him) badly bungled the handling of this matter.  Had Father been allowed to make this statement early on, much useless speculation and angst would have been avoided.
I thank Father for coming forth as he did.  Let us pray for Father, for Human Life International and all the other pro-life efforts.  Let us also pray for our own selves, for each and every one of us is prone to sin and weakness.  Prayer, Confession, Sacraments, Rosary, etc are needed by all.

PP - "Planned Parenthood" OR "Pimp Protectors"?

That's a tough question to answer, especially in light of this Live Action investigation.  This particular sting took place just a few weeks ago in nearby New Jersey.  Click here if you can't see embedded video.

Planned Parenthood must be defunded.  The efforts of the US House of Representatives to do precisely that (as well as defund all other abortion providers) must be supported.

By the bye -doesn't this remnd you of that other pimp-advisory service known as ACORN, namely the one in Baltimore, the one that received Baltimore CCHD grants?  We still haven't seen the CCHD 2011 grant list now, right?  Too many parallels here!