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Sunday, January 21, 2018

In the Shadow of the Battle Between Life and Death, It is Good to Meditate on Hell

On Friday, the defenders of the most defenseless took to the streets of Washington to witness and give a voice to the babies. "Love Saves Lives!" was their theme and those who spoke illustrated it.

Yesterday, in contrast, the servants of hell in their vagina hats with their pro-abortion signs and their lewd messages took to the streets to champion the mortal sins of murder and lust.

Why Presidential Words Matter!

Thanks be to God for The Remnant, a Catholics newspaper that witnesses to the remnant who still embrace the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No matter how many or few we are, the truth we speak is magnified by The Truth Himself and by His Mother. Pray and fast for life!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

#WhyWeMarch: Reflections on the March for Life 2018

I didn't go to the March for Life yesterday for several reasons, but I watched the rally program on EWTN and have been reviewing commentary and videos.

What an incredible event! And what an incredible crowd! 

For the first time a sitting President addressed the March live and in person even inviting a contingent to be there in the Rose Garden for the event. Surrounded by parents with smiling children and babes in arms, he gave an inspiring talk including saying he would sign the bill banning abortions for pain capable-infants in the womb when Congress puts it on his desk. It isn't enough, but it will save many. Let us all pray and fast that it happens!

Pro-Life Faculty at Notre Dame Address University President Fr. John Jenkins

It's good to know that there are at least a few faculty members at Notre Dame who are challenging the university's abortion/contraception health coverage. Please pray that Fr. Jenkins attendance at the March so touched his heart that he will rescind the evil policy that the administration has put in place that allows the murder of babies, the attack on innocence, and the violation of parental rights. Please, Notre Dame alumni, write to the school and object to their very anti-Catholic behavior. It's hard to understand an ordained priest shaking his fist at God. One wonders what the underlying motivation is: money? power? blackmail? There must be more to the story considering the damage to Notre Dame's reputation by fighting for the exemption as a conscience issue and then immediately doing a 180 and voluntarily instituting the mandate. For more in-depth coverage of the scandals at Notre Dame visit the Sycamore Trust. And if you are currently a student at Notre Dame be sure to check out this site to see how you can get an authentic Catholic education at the school which is becoming increasingly challenging.

Open letter to Fr. John Jenkins

Friday, January 19, 2018

#WhyWeMarch: Tim Tebow's Mom to Address Rose Dinner and March for Life

Praise God for those who love the Lord and know he is the Lord of Life. "For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son."

Doctors urged Pam Tebow to abort her 5th child, Heisman Trophy winner Tim. She refused. Today she addresses the hundreds of thousands attending the March for Life. Tonight she addresses attendees at the Rose Dinner. Pray for her and her family and all those marching for life today. The pro-aborts would prefer that Tim never saw the light of day.

#WhyWeMarch: On the Day of the March for Life Remember This Great Pope!

I've been reading the encyclicals of Pope Pius XI. He reigned from February 1922 to February 1939 between the two world wars. It was a time of both moral and political upheaval. In his book, Vicars of Christ, Charles Coulombe describes the problems faced by the new pope who was elected on the 14th ballot of the conclave:
[Pope Pius XI] faced a number of enormous problems brought about by the course of World War I; for the first time since Constantine, there were no Christian emperors -- indeed, there was no great power at all with a professedly Christian outlook. Moreover, Russia was actively exporting revolution....the defeat of Greece by Turkey in 1922 resulted in virtually the entire Armenian and Greek population of Asia Minor being driven out of Asia Minor (or killed). Thus, for the first time since St. Paul of Tarsus, a region once as Christian as Italy or Spain was almost totally bereft of the faithful....The construction of a power vacuum by the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the creation of the Weimar Republic boded badly for continued peace in Europe. The intial replacement of the "autocratic" Central European regimes with poorly established "democratic ones" would indeed be followed up by true totalitarian ones."

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Guess Who's Leading Notre Dame's Delegation to the March for Life

What St. Nicholas would do to Fr. Jenkins!
...President John Jenkins, cheerleader for Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in history!

Yup, Fr. Jenkins in his philacteries and bells is leading Notre Dame's delegation to the March for Life.

This is the same Fr. Jenkins who made a point of crucifying pro-lifers who protested Notre Dame honoring Obama.  And if that doesn't make his presence the hypocrisy of the year, he is also responsible for making sure that faculty and students can kill babies in the womb with abortifacient birth control provided in the school's health plan.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thought for the Day: We Gotta Get Outta This Place

I got up this morning with this song in my head and haven't been able to get rid of it yet.

It occurred to me

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Update on the Papal Award to Abortion Extremist Lilianne Ploumen

I did a post the other day, Does Pope Francis Have No Shame? The following is an update on that post and the Vatican award. And it isn't encouraging, sad to say. But who can be surprised when people like Fr. Thomas Rosica and Fr. James Martin are part of the PR team?

From OnePeter5: When Can We Have a Vatican Run by Grownups?

Over the past few days, we’ve been covering a story that managed, despite outrage fatigue across the Catholic world, to still shock and upset the faithful. The story is documented here and here, so I won’t bog this post down in details. Suffice it to say that Lilianne Ploumen — a rabidly pro-abortion Dutch politician so dedicated to her cause that she raised $300 million in just six months for “family planning” and abortion services around the world — nevertheless received the Order of St. Gregory the Great award from the Vatican. This award has been described as “the preferred award to acknowledge an individual’s particular meritorious service to the Church.” Moreover, it is a papalaward, which of course at least infers that the pope approves of its bestowal (even though it appears its functional distribution goes through the Vatican Secretariat of State.) Read more here....

The Real Meaning of "Different Kinds of Priesthood"

Rev Dr Christina Beardsley
Transgender priest, Church of England
There is an article on One Peter Five by Maike Hickson titled Austrian Priest: Before Female Priests There Will Be Married Priests to which I posted a comment (using a pseudonym). My comment appears here below. 

Do married priests include same-sex married men since same-sex marriage is now legal? In other words, how would they be able to say that the married priesthood is only for men married to women thereby discriminating against men married to men? Or, if women become priests, women married to women?

Pet Peeve for the Day: Political Correctness

Unidos en Cristo / United in Christ cover
The book used at my parish.
I hate political correctness. I particularly hate political correctness when it invades the sanctuary. This morning at Mass my eyes kept going to the Mass booklets in the pew in front of me where they feature a large top headline IN SPANISH with the English underneath. Can English not even get top billing in our English-speaking country? Does anyone really think that if they have Mass booklets in Mexico (Anybody know?) they would list English first? Would they even include English? How many Americans are invading Mexico seeking sanctuary cities?

Then I came home and sat at my computer where I looked at the Catholic calendar distributed by the parish. You got it -- bilingual with all the months of the year and days of the week in Spanish first and all the feasts and solemnities, etc. in both languages each day in print so small it's unreadable. I took the calendar off the desk and threw it in the circular file. Then I looked through all the 2018 calendars I received in the mail and hung up one that has nice big blocks for writing my appointments and is all in English.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blessed Laura Vicuna, Intercede for Marriage and for the Pope Who is Undermining It

Adulterous couples may not approach the altar for Communion. Blessed Laura offered her life for her mother, a desperate widow who became mistress to a lust-filled man in order to provide for her children. This little one knew that ONE MAY NEVER DO EVIL THAT GOOD MAY COME FROM IT.