Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lepanto Discovers More Gay Sympathizers In Ranks Of CRS And USCCB

It appears that the Catholic Relief Services hasn't learned anything from its Rick Estridge and Tony Spence debacles.  Maybe it's because they never considered these two dissidents to be problematic for their mission.  Of course that might be saying something about the anti-Catholic nature of their real mission.

Lepanto Institute has unearthed yet another enabler of mortal sin within the ranks of CRS.  His name is Michael Wynne, a systems analyst for CRS.  All indications from his social media accounts point to him supporting same-sex #mowwidge and being in a sodomite situation himself.

CRS is under the control of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  It seems that they too harbor in their ranks a gay-sympathizer named Kristyn Peck.  Again, she is very up front about her coddling of mortal sin.  Do notice that at the USCCB, she is "Associate Director of Children's Services".  With someone like Peck at the helm of those "services" one might have reason to fear for the spiritual, mental and physical well-being of any children with whom they come in contact.

Lepanto is to be commended for unearthing these worms under the rocks at CRS and USCCB.  They quoted a line "personnel is policy".  They are correct, lending credibility to my own claim that USCCB should immediately be dismantled.  While it may seem remarkable that Lepanto can discover these dissidents, I'm beginning to believe that Lepanto might find it more difficult to find within the ranks of CRS and USCCB anyone who embraces fully the Teachings and Traditions of the Church.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Update On The Florida Situation

I had thought it odd that the sources cited in the previous post did not divulge the name of the boyfriend.  Since the guy had regular access to children, I thought all should be made aware of the danger of a potential predator.  An outlet called Rise News did publish more details, including his name.  The 129-page dossier that it mentions can be found here.  It is a pdf; I might suggest downloading it in case pressure is brought to bear for its removal.

It does appear that Father Corces has been dismissed from St. Rose of Lima.  What that portends for Corces' future is unknown to us.  We must be vigilant to ensure that he isn't merely assigned elsewhere.  There still remains the issue of justice for the sisters.  We will monitor this situation.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Miami Archbishop Wenski Attempts To Bully Concerned Parishioners Into Silence

Two years ago Cardinal Dolan expelled Father Justin Wylie from the Archdiocese of New York when the latter was on the verge of exposing corruption on the part of Msgr Chullikatt at the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission.  You'll see in that same link how Dolan had Michael Voris physically ejected from the press box at the St Patrick's Day parade when the latter questioned him about his support for the presence of gays in the parade.

Now it has come to light that Archbishop Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami is retaliating against a group of lay Catholics for exposing the filth being perpetrated by their pastor, Father Pedro Corces at St. Rose of Lima parish in Miami Shores.  With the aid of a private investigator, the parishioners, organized under the name "Christifideles" caught Corces spending nights at the apartment of his gay boyfriend and the two eating at rather lavish restaurants.  To add insult to injury, the boyfriend is a maintenance worker at the parish.  This man has a police record involving prostitution yet he has regular access to children at the parish school.

Speaking of the parish school, it has also come to light that the order of sisters that has taught at the school for 35 years is suddenly being expelled.  It seems that Corces wants a lay principal.  He alleges that this is being done for financial reasons.  Really?  Religious sisters generally take vows of poverty; all the parish would be doing is providing room and board for them.  So now they want to pay the more expensive salaries of lay teachers?  That's more of a cash drain.  Parents are up in arms, angry that they were not consulted on the matter.  A group of them held protests, urging cessation of donations.  I say "good for them".  Perhaps Corces, if he's really the least bit concerned for finances, can quit taking his boyfriend to ritzy restaurants.

Archbishop Wenski has now sunk to a new low.  Instead of taking seriously the concerns of parents and other parishioners, has emailed parishioners a letter accusing them of "detraction and calumny".  Well, no, Your Excellency.  If anything, the two sins of which you accuse them entail the spreading of falsehoods.  With hard evidence collected to corroborate their complaints, the truth of their complaints cannot be denied.  My colleague Susan Matthiesen, who now writes for Les Femmes, reports that when she penned Orlando Truth, that Wenski told her she was on the verge of excommunication.  That shows us all the lengths to which Wenski is prepared to go, even to the point of abusing his stature.  Most people understand that excommunication cannot be done willy-nilly; there must be substantiated cause.  He had none but was willing to employ that threat against my colleague.

At first glance, the situations regarding the expulsion of the sisters and Corces' sodomy may appear to be unrelated.  Maybe, and maybe not.  Recall that Corces' accomplice in sodomy has regular access to the school children.  Is it at all possible that the good sisters caught him behaving inappropriately with the children and had the temerity to voice their own concerns?  If Wenski can lash out against parents for raising their voices, it would be even easier for him to retaliate against the sisters, who most likely have been ordered to silence under their vows of obedience.  I think that to be a plausible hypothesis: more so than this crock about "finances".

Father Corces and Archbishop Wenski cannot be allowed to get away with it.  Let's join our fellow faithful Catholics of Christifideles and raise our protest to the Archdiocesan offices.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

From The Envirowhacko Department: Married To The Sea!

Yes, you read that right!  And why not?  Men are "marrying" men, women "marrying" women, and some are "marrying" their dogs, brick walls, etc.  So why not "marry" the ocean?  I wish this was a parody, but alas, some eco-eccentric folks actually pulled that stunt!

A philosophy professor at Santa Monica College in California (where else?) led her students in what she called an "eco-sexual sextravaganza" during which the students "married" the ocean.  The site climatedepot.com contains detail and a video entitled "Married to the Sea: An Ecosexual Wedding".  If you thought the era of the hippies was over, you'll see that it is very much alive.  You'll also see paganism throughout the clip.

After "vows" were pronounced, the "newlyweds" were urged to go to the ocean to "consummate the marriage".  Heaven only knows what that might mean.  At any rate, before such "consummation" occurred, the "spouses" were exhorted to (wait for it!) get the ocean's consent before so doing!  And just how were they supposed to do that?  Put a conch shell to their ears and listen for the ocean to whisper sweet nothings to them?

Now with all this talk of "gender", I wonder which of the 58 genders per facebook the ocean is?  Or does it come with its own batch of "genders"?  I can see there being a "Pacific" gender, or an "Atlantic" gender.  Maybe there's a Chesapeake Bay gender?  I better stop before I give that professor any more ideas.

I suppose there's one positive aspect to this.  When one of the students complains about their "spouse" being a big drip, it'll really be a compliment!  I wonder when the first "divorce" will happen; the ex's will just wave good-bye, I suppose.

This is yet another mockery of marriage and God's plan for marriage, sexuality, family life and the procreation of children.  While this sounds like a loony lark, it will also be another cause for God's chastisement when (not if, when) it comes.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

When Cardinal Hickey Crossed Swords With Georgetown University

HT to Pewsitter, I was directed to this piece of slobbering by New Ways Minstry.  Apparently New Ways Ministry had been meeting in the Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown Universtiy until some time prior to 1990.  The article gives an account by Georgetown's then-president, Father Timothy Healy S.J. during a 1990 talk.  He had been ordered by Cardinal Hickey to expel New Ways Ministry from campus.  He did so, but felt is was "obscene" and made him "wonder what had happened to my church".  I'll post some comments below.

First, Father Healy wondered "what happened" to the Church.  Perhaps he was absent from that seminary class in moral theology when the Church's teachings on homosexual conduct were made plain.  It could also be that his seminary education was so dumbed down that the Teachings of Jesus Christ were not communicated to him; if he attended a Jesuit seminary, that is entirely possible.  At any rate, all he was being ordered to do was to be faithful to Christ's teachings: teachings that haven't changed during the past, nor will they ever change.

Father Healy has gone onto his reward (such as it may be), but one can well ask "what has happened to Georgetown" when one examines how they've bowed to the culture of death, as exemplified in previous blog posts, to wit:
  • Georgetown Hospital attempting to dehydrate a patient to death
  • The invitations to Kathleen Sebelius, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Cecile Richards to address their students
  • "Lavender graduations"
  • Sending students to intern with abortion advocacy organizations
  • The foregoing list is not exhaustive
Second, I am delighted to learn that Cardinal Hickey, like a true bishop, ordered that the spiritual cancer known as New Ways Ministry be expelled from a Catholic campus.  That's not the only time the Cardinal had occasion to spank that dissident campus.  I remember well one issue of the Catholic Standard when he really wailed into them for two insults against the faith: 1) the presence of a pro-abortion student group on campus and 2) the removal of crucifixes from classrooms.

From this example it does seem that a local ordinary does have some appreciable authority over schools within its boundaries that are run by religious orders.  Cardinal Hickey utilized it.  That means that Cardinal Wuerl could do so, as well.  Obviously he refuses to do so.  Whom is he aiding and abetting?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Was Pope Benedict Deposed To Make Way For Amoris Laetitia And Other Insults To The Faith?

This post will highlight two posts concerning this current papacy.  At first glance they may appear to be unrelated to each other.  I suspect they are very much related, for reasons that I'll state further into this post.

The first is from Bear Witness Central entitled "Was There A Coup In The Vatican To Depose Pope Benedict XVI?"  For the record, I believe there was, for Benedict's resignation appears to be most uncharacteristic of him.  Several circumstances are mentioned therein: the election of Pope Francis after the reigns of two faithful popes, the admission of Cardinal Danneels of a "mafia" within the Vatican that opposed Pope Benedict XVI, and Danneels' rise in prominence after Francis ascended the papal throne despite his own dissidence from the Church's moral teachings.  I won't go into every detail of that post here, but suggest its careful study since many facts of Pope Francis' words and conduct, and their relationships to one another, are illustrated.

The second is by Sandro Magister entitled "Amoris Laetitia Has A Ghost Writer. His Name Is Victor Manuel Fernandez."  If Fernandez's name sounds familiar, I regret that it is for cause.  I've written a bit about him in the past.  It was Edward Pentin who broke the news that Fernandez would be the principal author of the post-synodal exhortation; at the time of Pentin's revelation, Amoris Latetia was not yet named.  Fernandez is also the author of some crap entitled "Heal Me With Your Mouth; The Art Of Kissing".  That sure makes Fernandez sound like some porn author.  No wonder I was inspired to rename AL to be "amoralis lamentia".

What Magister points out that really raises eyebrows are the comparisons of theologically faulty pieces of AL with previous writings of Fernandez's of several years ago.  The similarities suggest that AL may well have been drafted before the two synods.  That seems to be the case for the synod reports: written before the synod fathers could have any meaningful input.  I agree with my colleagues at Rorate Caeli when they postulate that the two synods were merely fronts to legitimize the screed of Fernandez.

So what is the connection between these two posts that I cite?  Fernandez wrote his articles, the foundations of "amoralis lamentia" well before Cardinal Bergoglio became Pope Francis.  Its promulgation is one key step in the deconstruction of Catholic life as we know it.  Pope Benedict stood in their way and needed to be removed.  I believe he was.  After that, we immediately saw the little insults to traditions, such as dispensing with traditional papal garb, the beach ball on the altar of St. Mary Major, clown nose selfies to the more harmful gaffes ("who am I to judge").  I could go on and on, but the undermining of the Faith has worsened in both number and severity of incidents.

Pope Paul VI is quoted as saying, "the smoke of Satan has entered the Church".  He was right, and now the Vatican is full of carbon monoxide.  Pray, stay alert, and speak out.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Moment of Mercy Rally Today

Despite the rain, approximately 100 people attended the Moment of Mercy rally.  The clip is below.  I'll have more commentary tomorrow, with additional pictures.  The site mentioned in these talks is www.prayforgermantown.com.  Please visit it.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

From The Deathscort Follies Department: Deathscorts Try To Dictate Terms Of Public Discourse

Today's incident, occurring at approximately 9:30 this morning, is on the video below.  Although you can't see me behind the camcorder, you do hear me, particularly at the end.  The "WACDTF guidelines" to which I referred several times can be found on their website.  You may wish to have the page open in a separate window.  The deathscorts in the DC/MD area operate under an organization called "Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force", or WACDTF for short.

According to these guidelines (such as they are), particularly the second one, they are supposed to "secure positions required to keep clinic access open".  It would seem logical that to follow a pro-life activist as she walks over one block away from the abortuary is to do the exact opposite of "securing these positions".  Yet that is precisely what happened.  The young male deathscort followed one of the pro-life people away from the mill to the parking garage that is a city block away from the mill.  While there, he interrupts another pro-life person as she is engaged in conversation.  That is the start of the video.  Later he arrogantly attempted to dictate terms of public discourse and I called him out on it.  

I've chronicled other antics of these WACDTF deathscorts.  See here for other posts, some with videos.  Now for today's episode...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cardinal Burke And Bishop Schneider On Resisting The Rot Within The Church

Courtesy of LifeSiteNews, we have videos of both prelates offering their wisdom on the need to resist errors from Church hierarchy.  A few weeks ago, Cardinal Burke gave a presentation at the Rome Life Forum in Rome, speaking on the need to resist those in the Church who expound false teaching on marriage, family and sacraments.  In the video we hear him declare "for example, today in the Church, there are those who refer to the objective reality of the grace of marriage as merely an ideal to which we more or less seek to conform ourselves."  Without specifically mentioning "amoralis lamentia", he was clearly contradicting the falsehoods stated throughout that thing that clearly utilized the language of marriage being merely an "ideal".  Here is a link to the full talk, with video, on the Voice of the Family site.  I urge all to read it.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider was also at the Rome Life Forum and was interviewed by LifeSiteNews.  One question that LSN asked him is whether or not faithful Catholics should remain silent in the face of the pope's controversial - and yes, erroneous - statements to prevent possible harm to the papacy.  Bishop Schneider replied in the negative, stating that the Church is not a dictatorship, where the subjects are afraid to contradict the dictator.  He also spoke at the conference, stating that "there can be no joy of love without first the joy of truth".  He used his play on the English translation of the flawed encyclical to point out its many flaws.

John Smeaton, co-founder of Voice of the Family, also addressed the forum.  He enunciated the need for a Catholic resistance movement.  In his talk, he read aloud his letter to Pope Francis that asked the pope to immediately withdraw "amoralis lamentia" for the harm contained therein.

An another interview that he gave, Cardinal Burke spoke of the pressures that many priests will now face in the light of "amoris lamentia", to give Holy Communion to known adulterers.  He stated that these clergy will have the duty to "refuse and pay the consquences".  He went on to say that for them, "being unjustly punished by a superior is part of confessing the faith".  Those of the Archdiocese of Washington, particularly of St John Neumann Church in Gaithersburg MD will recall what happened over four years ago, when Father Marcel Guarnizo refused Holy Communion to a flagrant lesbian and was maltreated by the DC chancery.  Other priests have likewise been persecuted; their number is sure to mount.

In addition to prayer and maintaining our own fidelity to Our Lord, we must speak out when we see error, as Bishop Schneider reminded us.  Yesterday the pope gave us yet another occasion to do so, during his interview with La Croix.  In it, he equates the muslim doctrine of jihad with the Great Commission given by Our Lord to the Twelve to "make disciples of all nations".  To equate the murderous impulses of a barbarian cult to the command of Our Lord Himself is nothing short of blasphemy.  Let's call it what it is.  I now link to an extensive article found in the Remnant, discussing when and how a heretical pontiff could be deposed.  I pray to God it never comes to this.

Today Church Militant gave a great example of Catholic laity engaging in proper Catholic resistance.  Bishop Hanchon, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, presided at a confirmation at Assumption Grotto.  For reasons incomprehensible to decent, sane Catholics, the bishop decided to give a ukulele performance from the pulpit.  The resistance came from the organist, who played so as to drown him out.  Church Militant has video of the episode.  While it's sickening to see a bishop carry on like an adolescent, it was quite delightful to see that he didn't get away with it.

So how will we resist in our own locales?  Notice the question is "how", not "if".  If we haven't yet, let's start pondering these matters seriously.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Church Of Nice Is The Real Cesspool Of Hatred

We haven't had much from the #Rosicagate Department lately, but today Father Thomas Rosica has again made a fool of himself.  First, check out this anthology of articles regarding Father Rosica and the animosity that he obviously harbors to those telling the truth regarding his progressive shenanigans.  His vituperation inspired him to file lawsuit against Vox Cantoris, if you'll recall; the Vatican, embarrassed by his obvious tempter tantrum, ordered him to drop it and save what remained of his face.

Well, judging from this piece that appears on the Crud site, Rosica still has plenty of axes to grind against us Catholic bloggers.  In his rather questionable judgment, we are "creating cesspools of hatred".  Then he goes on to spout vitriolic descriptions of us being:
  • "obsessed, scrupulous"
  • "disturbed, broken, angry individuals"
  • "trolling pontiffs, holy executioners"
Coming from him, these choice descriptions are badges of honor!  But seriously; he sputters like that, and then has the audacity to accuse us of creating "cesspools of hatred"?  At best, I think we have a case of "pot calling kettle black".  What's really happening is that we bloggers are not allowing him and his compatriots to have a monopoly on social media and we aren't allowing them to dictate the terms and conditions of public discourse.  We can and will call out their dissidence, blasphemies and heresies.  I highly suspect that motivated his tirade in Crud and possibly goaded him into trying to sue Vox Cantoris.

By the way - Rosica still occupies his position in the Vatican.  I suspect his employment there does not so much continue in spite of his hatred for faithful Catholic media but because of it.  Given what we've seen from the Vatican - and the pope - over these past few months, I think my suspicions have valid basis.

Another way to put this situation is that those of Rosica's ilk resent us combating their "church of nice" instead of following their lead like sheeple.  Read what Michael Voris has to say about how the "church of nice" is the antithesis of true charity.  Father Rosica inadvertently illustrates that fact with his screed in Crud.  Did you notice, as you read Rosica's words, that he didn't offer one objective rebuttal to anything we've broached over the years?  He cannot for his "church of nice" isn't at all interested in objective truth, and in the God reflected in that truth.

We must continue to pray for those seduced by the "church of nice".  We will also continue to speak the truth.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Planned Parenthood Caught Steaming Babies' Bodies Before Trashing Them

It is common knowledge that Planned Parenthood foundress Margaret Sanger corresponded with Nazi doctors regarding eugenics.  She seemed to have picked up quite a bit of their mentality when it came to disposing of murder victims; or is it the other way around?

Lifenews published this report several months ago regarding the macabre methods of disposal concocted by some Planned Parenthood locations.  They've been caught cooking the bodies of tiny children before tossing them in the landfill.  That got them into legal trouble in some states (alas, not the murders themselves but just the disposal of remains).

What I just wrote is the stuff of which horror movies are made.  But this isn't fiction. It's the fruit of the wanton disregard for God's laws concerning life, family, sexuality.  Father John Hardon put it quite well when he said that "sins against the Sixth Commandment will lead to sins against the Fifth Commandment".  Our culture has largely rejected God; as a consequence it has devolved into a brutal, callous culture of death.  Pray and fast for repentance and conversion.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Reminder - Boycott The CRS Collection THIS WEEKEND!

Remember - we've got to starve this beast to death.  See this post.

Obama's Imperious And Immoral Blackmailing On Behalf Of Transgender Perverts

The Messiah Most Miserable has today issued a threat to all US public schools, stating that if they don't immediately do obeisance to "transgender" students and allow them to sashay into any restroom of their choosing, that they stand to lose federal funding.  As you can see from the article, Obama's Minions Most Mindless are chiming in,  This travesty will be formalized by a 25-page screed that will most likely dictate that students must be brainwashed via "gender identity" classes.

Not all local governments are being cowed into subservience.  In addition to North Carolina's ongoing battle with federal tyranny, the State of Texas has told the Obamanista regime to shove their dictates "where the sun don't shine" (my quote).  Governor Greg Abbot released a tweet to remind Dear Leader that he is not a king (a reminder sorely needed).  One school superintendent took the truth a step further to point out that Obama "is a failure".  To that I can only add "amen".

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick pointed out that the federal money that Obama threatens to withhold is used for school breakfast and lunch programs.  Therefore, Obama has no bones about taking those programs away.  For all the kvetching that these progressives do about us conservatives "not caring about the children", we can now see their utter hypocrisy in so doing.  They're just using the children as props to further their progressive agenda - and are quite ready to cast them aside when they decide to shift their focus a bit.

It remains to be seen as to how the US bishops will respond to this dictate from Obama.  In regards to the North Carolina situation, Bishop Michael Burbidge of North Carolina seems to be reneging on his support of HB2.  Now why is that?  Did the USCCB lean on him to dial back his support for decency?  If so, would the USCCB have been "motivated" along the same lines as Obama is trying to use?  Lots of federal money does flow into various Church agencies (CRS, for example) - probably enough to buy silence and passivity in the face of moral depravity.  Lt. Governor Patrick said that Obama could "keep his 30 pieces of silver".  It's way past time for the US bishops to take that kind of bold, moral stand against federal thugs and bullies.

In case anyone thinks that the bathroom matter is "much ado about nothing", here's a little "nothing" that will become more and more common (already is) as long as we give perverts free rein to violate the privacy and safety of women.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Amoris Laetitia And Ordination Of Women: Attacks Against The Faith By Pope Francis

On May 7, One Peter Five published some remarks made by Archbishop Bruno Forte, Special Secretary for the synods on the family.  It seems the archbishop was quite cocky, but frank.  He revealed some motivations behind the pope's manipulation of the synods, namely, to insinuate the idea that unrepentant adulterers should be allowed to receive Holy Communion.  Read the piece carefully.  There are still some who, wearing rose-colored glasses, stubbornly cling to the fantasy that the pope is simply a lovable but naive little bumpkin who can't help his verbal gaffes and who is so good-natured that the mean bureaucrats in the Vatican and media can manipulate him to no end.  That is merely a carefully crafted facade, and we all need to remove our rose-colored glasses immediately.  The pope is anything but naive.  He knows what he's doing and he's playing some truly naive Catholics for fools.  These willingly naive Catholics are culpable for sins against prudence.

I put "amoris laetitia" correctly at the top so that this post would more readily be sought by search engines.  As I said earlier, the name is more aptly rendered "amoralis lamentia".  Others are of similar mind.  John Smeaton of Voice of the Family has asked Pope Francis to withdraw amoralis lamentia (using the official name) and suggests that we do the same.  Cardinal Muller and others are refuting the thing for the poison that it is.

But now it seems the pope has moved onto another arena in which to deconstruct the faith.  He has announced the creation of a commission to study the "possibility" of women deacons.  If this idea is continued, it will be in direct contradiction to Ordination Sacerdotalis, written by Saint John Paul II.  In it, Pope John Paul made quite clear that ordination is not for women, going so far as to declare it solemnly.  In light of that, there is no "possibility" of women deacons - at least not in the Roman Catholic Church.  So why, oh why, is the pope setting up this "commission" to "study the possibility"?  If one is obedient to the Magisterium they see that there is no possibility to study, no question to consider.  It just dawned on me that the very first attempt to "study the possibilities" in clear contradiction to God's word was when the serpent questioned God's word during his conversation with Eve, but I digress.

Recall that after the synod report was released after the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, the language regarding Holy Communion for adulterers was left in it despite being voted out by the synod fathers.  In retrospect, we can now see that this was clear preparation for Amoralis Lamentia.  In the same way, I suspect this commission is being established as a cover to slide in some "pastoral practices" that constitute de facto "ordination of women deacons".

I'll close this post with another thought that might tie this mess together.  Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand was interviewed regarding the Fatima message.  Sister Lucy Dos Santos, one of the visionaries, spoke a bit of Our Lady's words.  She said that "the final battle between Our Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family".  She also said that "the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top".  I think we are witnessing both these events.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Join Us On May 22nd!

We are gathering to pray for an end to Leroy Carhart's murderous rampage in Maryland.  As noted in the post below, Carhart has been called before Congress on account of his butchering of women.  We will pray that these hearings help bring an end to baby-murder in Germantown and beyond.

Confirmed speakers include Father Marcel Guarnizo and Pat Mahoney.  Be there!

Carhart And Germantown Abortuary Subpoenaed By US Congress

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the United States Congress, Select Investigative Panel has today issued subpoenas to Leroy Carhart and Germantown Reproductive Health Services to investigate their practices.  This panel's jurisdiction includes reviewing the practices of late-term abortionists.  The number of women that Carhart has been sending to the hospital during these past few months has caught the attention of some in Washington.  Since this past December, Carhart has sent five women to Shady Grove Hospital.

In connection with this investigation, other agencies have also received subpoenas.  These include:
  • Montgomery County Police
  • Montgomery County Fire and Rescue
  • Butler Medical Transportation
  • Shady Grove Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital - Germantown
  • Maryland Board of Physicians
Ladies and gentlemen, the above account illustrates the importance of your participation in the election of federal and state representatives.  As flawed as the GOP is, it is under their watch that some accountability appears to be happening.  No one in their wildest dreams can believe that had Nancy Pelosi been Speaker of the House, that this investigation would see the light of day.

In addition to prayer, we must get ourselves to the polls on Election Day and vote for those who will advance the pro-life agenda or at least for those who will offer less hindrance to it than their opponent.  In most cases that will mean the GOP candidate.  If Democrats gain the ascendancy, this investigation will be scuttled.

You may wish to monitor the situation at prayforgermantown.com.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Yes, Voting In This Election Is Necessary

It is not often when I disagree with His Excellency Rene Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi.  However, in light of this post of his, I must.  I see two flaws in this post.

First, there is this notion that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are equally evil.  I think that has been amply demonstrated by enough people that simply isn't the reality of the situation.  Hillary has already proven her depravity during her public career - and her record includes a trail of dead bodies.  A commenter on the bishop's post asked for a list of Trump's evils, mentioning that no list was necessary for Hillary.  When such a list can be produced (I mean actual evil committed, not just verbalized) that is comparable to Hillary's, then I'll concede that the bishop has a point.

Second, the bishop seems to think that in the matter of this election, that our action of voting isn't necessary.  I hold that it is very necessary, for one simple reason.  Of the two unequally evil outcomes, one will inevitably occur.  If the bishop is implying that we don't have a positive moral duty to at least mitigate the harm done, then he may inadvertently be justifying and even advocating a sin of omission on the part of Catholic voters.  The act of voting is, in and of itself, a moral good.  Its morality can be impacted by the intended aim of the voter.  We also know that in the poll, we can vote so as to oppose a candidate as much as to support one; the bishop himself acknowledges that fact as he suggests a "write-in" for Cruz.

When we deliberate any action, we must consider any foreseeable consequences of the action.  We cannot act in reckless disregard for these consequences, even if we don't deliberately intend them.  To do so would be a sin against prudence.  Too many of the #nevertrump crowd are engaging in such sin - and they seem to be quite proud of it!  Go figure!  They refuse to learn from history!  Look at what happened when they refused to vote for McCain eight years ago and Romney four years ago!  What kind of "principles" allow these folks to disregard such foreseeable disasters as they deliberate how to cast their votes?  Must we have a repeat of these last eight years?  Must we allow Hillary entrance into the White House where she (and her husband) can complete the work of dismantling the United States (and probably adding to their body count)?

My dear fellow Christians!  Wake up!  Please regain a sense of perspective about our current situation and vote for the GOP candidate!  That is the only effective way to stop Hillary (or Bernie).

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Suicidal Whining Of The #nevertrump Crowd

Some seriously individuals, deluded by their own frustrations, have decided to jump on a bandwagon with the hashtag #nevertrump.  I and others have commented on this mental disconnect.

With some variations, what we hear from them is this: "My favorite guy didn't win!  Therefore I will not vote or write my favorite in or otherwise waste my vote.  Who cares about the consequences?"  This is quite similar to the pouts we hear from small children: "I don't like things here so I'm going to take my toys and go home!  So there!"   In one Facebook discussion I asked why I'm not seeing any of the #nevertrump folks sport hashtags that say #neverhillary.  The response is rather telling:

Clearly we have a "cut off the nose to spite the face" mentality.  Not only are they refusing to bring logic and reason to bear on the matter, but they actually seem to hold logic and reason in disdain.

One individual on Facebook who is associated with a leading Catholic site, posted, "You know, I think I'm ok with Hillary for four years, if that means that the GOP gets its shit together."  Perhaps we can cut him some slack for he is Canadian, but a reasonable person will not be ok with Hillary in light of what I found on another Facebook post.  Here is a list of associates of the Clintons who, over the years, met with "untimely" deaths.  To wit:

1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3 – Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotelroom in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 – Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating MenaAirport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 – Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at MenaAirport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his WashingtonDC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.
24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.
27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”.
33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

35 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
36 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds
37 – Sgt. Brian Hanley
38 – Sgt. Tim Sabel
39 – Major General William Robertson
40 – Col. William Densberger
41 – Col. Robert Kelly
42 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
43 – Steve Willis
44 – Robert Williams
45 – Conway LeBleu
46 – Todd McKeehan

That of course doesn't include the Benghazi Four, or the millions of dead babies whose murders were facilitated by both the Freedom of Choice Act and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act that Bill Clinton signed.  Here's some more food for thought to illustrate why her presidency would be an unmitigated horror for the United States.

Trump, for all his admitted faults, has no dead people to his charge as do the Clintons.  In many ways he is a wild card, true.  But we know what Hillary would do, should she win.  To my #nevertrump friends: please cease immediately your petulant whining.  Ted Cruz (for whom I voted) is not the candidate.  Please put on the big boy/girl pants and work to deny Hillary the White House.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

#ProtestPP At Silver Spring MD On April 23rd

Below is video of the two speakers at the Silver Spring event.  Note that many of these occurred simultaneously throughout the country.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Today's Political Developments Demand Rational Response, Not Knee-Jerk Rancor (UPDATED)

First, a little legal-talk to stave off the salivating lawyers..  Faithful Catholics of MD/DC Inc is not - repeat, NOT - a "c3" corporation,  In fact, we're not a "501c" anything!  That means we can make all the political statements we want!  Now that this is out of the way, let's continue.

As most of you know, I was hoping that Ted Cruz would be the GOP nominee for US President.  I voted for him in the MD primary.  However, I just got the news that after the Indiana primary, Cruz has decided to drop out of the race.  That means that Donald Trump is the nominee, assuming that all RINO attempts to submarine his campaign come to naught.  On the Democrat side, we see that Hillary is beating Bernie quite handily.  So barring very unusual occurrences, we'll be seeing a Trump vs Clinton race this coming November.

Quite honestly, I find Trump to be an enigma.  Some of his policy statements have been rather contradictory.  Some of his conduct has, in my opinion, not been worthy of one aspiring to be the Chief Executive Officer of the United States of America.

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has not been enigmatic in the least.  Her pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage stances are out there for everyone to see.  We know for a fact what kind of Supreme Court justices she'll nominate if she wins the White House.  We know what kind of mess her foreign policy will be, just by the debacle that was her performance as Secretary of State.  Need I remind one and all of the four Americans that she knowingly let die in Benghazi on her watch?  Need we reminders of the security breaches posed by her reckless handing of servers and emails?

I recite all this because I'm seeing signs of irrational rage and anger against Trump's nomination from good Christians and pro-life activists.  Their common mantra seems to be "anyone but Trump", as they threaten to stay home on election day or to write in some other person on their presidential ballot.  That is the kind of thinking and acting that garnered for this country eight years of the worst presidency to date; disdaining both McCain and Romney, good Christians (acting on emotion versus reason) simply abdicated their civic duties and let Obama waltz into the White House.

One meme captured the lack of logic perfectly.  I wished I saved it; if I see it again, I'll post it. (UPDATE - See below!)  Anyway, it said (paraphrased), "if Trump wins the nomination, Hillary wins the White House so I won't vote in November".  This statement is an example of a logical fallacy known as a self-fulfilling prophesy, for if good people do indeed not effectively vote against Hillary, she will indeed win the White House.  Note carefully.  In that case, she'd win not because Trump was the nominee but because otherwise-rational people used that as an excuse not to vote for the one candidate who could deny her the White House.

If we're serious about at least slowing down the oncoming train wreck of our cultural degradation, we will have to vote for Trump, for that is the only effective way to vote against Hillary.  And please - none of this write-in crap.  You might feel better while you're doing it, but elections are not about how we feel.  We need to turn our emotions off and force our intellect and reason to have dominance over our feelings and "gut reactions".

I've written before quite extensively on voting and the Catholic Principle of Double Effect; I need not rehash it here, but instead link to the anthology of posts.  Yes, the act of voting for Trump needs to be subject to this scrutiny, but so do the acts of: not voting at all, or, the act of voting "third-party" or "write-in" must be subject to the same scrutiny.

Let us ask Our Lord's blessing and direction for us.

UPDATE - I knew it would crop up like kudzu!

I'm sure the creator of that can't - or won't - see their own logical fallacy!  LOL, they can't even figure out the proper spelling for "principles"!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Boycott The Upcoming Collection For Catholic Relief Services - Say #no2crs

In my parish it was announced that the annual in-pew collection for CRS will occur during the weekend of May 14-15.  I've blogged copiously about the many scandals in which CRS participates and in some cases initiates.  A few of these include:
Both Lepanto Institute and Church Militant.com have more info regarding CRS.  Search those sites for additional information.

Catholic Relief Services is merely the international version of Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Whereas the latter is used to funnel Catholic donations to organizations that undermine the Faith in the United States, the former funds international "culture of death" organizations.  Both are run by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

If any of you (particularly in the Archdiocese of Washington) received a yellow sheet in your bulletins that sounded the praises of CRS, please be advised that it is full of ... bovine manure!  As the links above demonstrate, the "humanitarian aid" comes at the price of submission to sterilizations and chemical abortions.

As I did for the "operation rice bowl" shakedown during Lent, I suggest that not one penny be given to the CRS during the collection.  Instead, please place in the envelope the clip-out statement that is found at the bottom of this Lepanto page.  CRS is an ungodly monster that needs to be starved, not fed.  Say #no2crs.