Sunday, October 30, 2022
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
The Maryland Catholic Conference, in anticipation of the November 8 elections, released what it calls a "candidate survey". It appears in the latest paper issue of Washington's Catholic Standard and presumably in Baltimore's Catholic Review. This survey is typical of its prior productions. That is, it is worse than useless.
Please take a look at the questions as they appear for the gubernatorial race. This is actually superior to the questions for down-ticket offices. But note the order of questions. Abortion is clearly playing second-fiddle to "poverty assistance". The latter issue is one in which the progressive Church establishment (MCC included in that cabal) gloms onto the "new world order" take on the matter. The candidates who get the green check-mark, indicating agreement with USCCB positions, are the progressives who are pro-abortion. Moreover, the abortion question only deals with public funding for abortion, not the need to eradicate abortion from Maryland. I did say that the questions for governor-candidates are the more sensible for the pro-life candidate could earn three check marks indicating agreement with Church teaching. That isn't the case with other races.
Look at the questions posed to the candidates for US House of Representatives. They deal with (listed in order as they appear on the survey):
- Environment (Note how the wording in the elaboration indicates that the MCC partakes of the "carbon footprint" charade)
- Health care
- Conscience protection (Again, no talk of eradicating abortion entirely)
Sunday, October 16, 2022
- Frequent the Sacraments, particularly Mass and Confession. Maintain the First Friday and First Saturday devotions.
- With regards to Mass, try to make it to a Traditional Latin Mass. This Mass of the Ages is in the Vatican cross-hairs precisely because it is the pinnacle of the Church's Sacred Tradition, among other things
- Stop giving money to diocesan structures. A portion of any such donations will make its way to USCCB coffers and their grantees.
- Homeschool your children if at all possible. Not even archdiocesan schools are safe from the politically correct poisons emanating from our culture.
- Network with other like-minded Catholics.
- Protest against any insults to the faith proffered by Catholic institutions, e.g., a pro-abortion celebrity speaking at a Catholic event.
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
This came from Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. So where are the others? We know very well that had President Trump sent agents to the home of some Antifa gang leader, the progressive prelates would be screeching and howling in protest to this day. But let their best buddy Biden send thugs to the home of someone trying to save babies' lives, and they utter nary a peep.
Hence my question posed in the previous post remains. Are the majority of US bishops pro-abortion? That is a serious question.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
That question above is not facetious. I am quite serious when I ask that. Consider the following.
While Mark Houck's situation continues to develop, we are learning of yet another antic by Federalized Bullies for Intimidation (FBI). Brian Gibson, director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, revealed to LifeNews that FBI agents harassed two of his team.
Recently Michael Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute released a report revealing the overtly pro-abortion activities of Faith in Action, a recipient of CCHD grants totaling $500k. I said "overtly" because Faith in Action is quite blatant about their support for baby-slaughter, their displeasure at the Dobbs ruling, etc. I needn't rehash the report, but suggest that readers study it. When I started looking at the recipients of CCHD grants, I wondered how the CCHD could be so negligent as to give Catholic money to organizations despite their pro-abortion leanings. Now I realize that CCHD gives them money precisely because they are pro-abort.
Four years ago I chronicled the Archdiocese of Washington's weird attitude towards local grassroots pro-life activists. The steps they took against us did much to undermine our ability to save lives at the various abortuaries within the archdiocese. At the time I thought they were being incredibly stupid. I no longer believe it was stupidity. A few months ago, when the Dobbs decision nullified Roe v Wade, the reaction of Cardinal Gregory was somewhat less than jubilant. He said a few laudatory things about it, but then segued immediately into a "seamless garment" soundbite. He blathered on a bit about "ending divisions" more so than ending the slaughter of millions of babies every year. News flash! As long as evil exists in the world, division is not only inevitable. It is absolutely necessary. Under no circumstance can we seek unity with those who espouse such monstrous, barbaric evils.
All these things, by themselves, don't seem that indicative of much. They do when considered in their totality.