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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Administration Blame Game Continues

Look who Sebelius just threw under the bus

All this administration does well is blame everybody else for problems they create. Sebelius has learned from her boss how to shift the blame to everyone but herself. Good job, lady. You illustrate what incompetence is all about. If private companies ran things the way you cabinet heads do, they would be out of business in a few months. But not to worry. Your boss will never fire you because incompetence is a liberal government requirement!

Shenandoah Rally for the Republican Ticket - Sunday, Nov. 3

GOP Ticket Rally on Sunday!
Join Ken Cuccinelli,

E.W. Jackson, and

Mark Obenshain

for a
Get Out The Vote Rally!

Sunday, November 3rd
11:15am - 12:45pm

Shenandoah Valley Airport
General Aviation Terminal
77 Aviation Circle
Weyers Cave, VA 24486

RSVP to Matt Banta at 540-354-3519 or email mbanta@rpv.org

I Love Mercy Chefs!

Mercy Chefs was one of the first groups on the scene after Hurricane Sandy. Recently, they returned to the epicenter of the storm in New York, for the one-year anniversary to celebrate the unflagging spirit of hope and renewal. They served 3500 meals and a gospel message of hope.

Another Idiotic Decision by the Feds

The Endangered Species Act is one more way the government puts environmental lobbies ahead of citizens. And here is the result.


Kids need special cages to protect them while they wait for the bus in western New Mexico. Environmentalists call it hype and claim there is little risk, but wolves have been sighted in the rural county. Wolves hunt in packs and kill deer and elk. Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho have been overrun since introduction of gray wolves in the 1990s. In fact, Yellowstone's elk herd has been decimated. In 1995 it numbered about 20,000; today it's down to 4,000. And there are no predators to control the wolf population.

But not to worry, folks. There have only been a handful of wolf attacks on humans in the past forty years, so just sign on to the plan to extend the roaming area for the Mexican gray wolf, cousin to the more common northern gray wolf. If they attack and kill a few kids, what the heck! Planned Parenthood rips up several thousand every week. We can surely spare a few to feed an endangered species. (Read more here.)

On the Decline of the United States

This is what happens when greed and power seduce our leaders. We are no longer a nation of patriots to whom our leaders pledge "their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor." No, we are a nation of leaders who pledge to use whatever means are necessary to stay in office, get rich, and make wage slaves out of the American people. This is the consequence of a godless liberalism. We're probably too far gone to fix it, but God promises that all things work together for good to those who love Him and serve according to His purpose. So the answer? Love and serve God and never vote for a liberal or a liberal dressed in "moderate" clothing.



A Millstone for Archbishop Gomez

Pact with the devil
Archbishop Gomez honors pro-abortion politicians

Like my mom used to say, "Actions speak louder than words." It's fine and dandy to pay lip service to the value of babies in the womb and the vulnerable elderly. But all that rings hollow when you give photo ops and encouragement to the monsters of our culture. And I mean that literally! If we had the bloody murders taking place on the steps of state capitols instead of behind the closed doors of the horror shops, these pro-abort pols would be exposed for what they are -- bloodthirsty ghouls. They mostly hate God (Remember the delegates shouting God down at the Democrat national convention? The chair claimed those voting to put God back into the platform had the vote. He lied. Even a half deaf delegate knew the God haters were in the majority.) For Democrats human sacrifice is a sacrament of their party. When a prince of the Church like Archbishop Gomez stands up with these evil politicians it is a public scandal and millstone time.



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Who Are You Rooting For in the World Series?

This is too funny. I'm not a fan of baseball, but I'm a huge fan of music and I love the brass section. One of my favorite pieces of music is the Grand March from Aida with lots of brass. So listen to the St. Louis and Boston symphonies duke it out and then listen to Verdi's Grand March.






The Liars Knew That Millions Would Lose Their Health Plans!

Report: White House Knew Millions Could Not Keep Health Plans

Here's the Obama promise: "no matter how we reform healthcare, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your healthcare plan, you'll be able to keep your healthcare plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what." ...


Now here's the reality (from the article above):

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Fruit of Abortion: Murdering Newborns

Don't you know...it's the "in" thing!

That Victoria’s Secret baby is just the tip of a disturbing trend

A baby born alive and smothered by mom? What's the big deal anyway? She had the right before birth to kill the kid; she just extended her right fifteen minutes. So why should anybody be upset? "Ethicists" have suggested giving the right of materfamilias to kill the baby after birth if it's defective. What's a defect? Ugliness? New babies are pretty ugly -- all purple and splotchy and sometimes pimply and coneheaded. And if the kid is screaming in the night a few weeks later just put a sock in his mouth to shut him up. Yup, that's the Planned Parenthood culture. You plan not to have a kid and you have the right not to have a kid no matter what you have to do to achieve your right to choose not to be a parent. Killing babies may make the Washington Post's In List this New Year's. It's been in the Democrats' platform for years! And who are you to judge that it's a barbaric practice and a crime against humanity? We came from the jungle remember? Survival of the fittest...and the biggest. Better start your Kung Fu and weight training for when they come for you.

How Can You Not Despise the Republican Establishment?

The Empire Strikes Back: Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, has promised to raise $8 million to defeat the Tea Party wherever he can. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” LaTourette told National Journal. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.”  
These "moderates" are the establishment guys who have always stood with the Rockefeller Republicans. They are happy to bail out bankers, compromise with the lives of the vulnerable, and they have nothing but contempt for the grass roots. It is why Republicans can no longer win national elections. They stand for nothing. The DemocRATS, on the other hand, know exactly what they stand for and never waiver. They happily support abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, and every other imaginable evil. I will NEVER vote for a "moderate" Republican again. It is a wasted vote. Not only that, but they are willing to sacrifice the most vulnerable to protect their own sorry selves. God help us, what a tragedy to see this once great country falling to the likes of these pathetic politicians.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blessed Karl of Austria and Empress Zita, Please Intercede for Virginia

I can't imagine two more appropriate souls to intercede for our poor state as she sees a monumental battle between the forces of life and death. Terry McAuliffe is not only committed to the murder of unborn children and the destruction of traditional marriage, he is among the most corrupt politicians of our time. He has devoted his entire career to selling influence for campaign donations.. He earned his millions from corrupt deals (Read about just one here.) To think of him taking over the governor's house in a state that gave our nation many of our Founding Fathers is nauseating. But with Planned Parenthood and the Bloomberg Foundation and other outside sources pouring millions into his campaign (Three out of every four dollars is from outside.), he has a definite money advantage. But we can counterbalance that advantage with what McAuliffe will never have: our own prayers and the intercession of holy men and women. And so I offer two today to pray for Ken and Teiro Cuccinelli especially, but also for the entire pro-life Virginia ticket, namely
Blessed Karl of Austria and his empress Zita Catholic monarchs and parents of eight children

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hmm...The Failed Obamacare Website Involved a Conflict of Interest

Are you surprised when the Obamas direct millions of taxpayer dollars to their buddies? Here's one more illustration of it. No bid, just pass on the goodies to your friends...more accurately...to your incompetent friends.

Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

Economist Dave Ramsey Calls It: Do the Math on Obamacare!

You'll be paying more. No way around it if you do the math.



Read more here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Picking the Taxpayers Pockets

IRS Gives Millions to Illegal Aliens

More than $46 million went to ONE ATLANTA ADDRESS!

Who's minding the store?

How the Gay Movement Goes after ANYONE Who Won't Bend the Knee



I'm beginning to think a little guerilla warfare is in order. How about the overbaked "wedding" cake for the gay couple and the oversalted pasta or really ordinary photos with busy backgrounds and bad.lighting? Or calling in sick? Can't take pictures if you're running to the bathroom or throwing up. (Working at a gay "wedding" would make me want to vomit.) How about the badly fitting tux or a few missing studs? Or stained tablecloths and napkins? What are they going to do? Sue you? Those types of lawsuits are almost impossible to win. Yes, there's more than one way to skin a cat as they say. And at the same time, you can pray, pray, pray for them.

Of course, I'm all for refusing to the point of going to jail myself, but somebody supporting a family doesn't have that luxury. It is not direct cooperation with evil to provide flowers or a cake for an event even when it's an immoral one. But you can sure impact future gay orders by the quality of the product. And since homosexual activists are trying to immorally coerce the consciences of everyone who disagrees with them, I think a little passive aggressive resistance is completely legitimate. Hey, yesterday I accidentally overbaked a tray of cookies. I could easily overbake 20 trays for a gay "wedding."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Plagues are Upon Us!

Some of the plagues are "natural" in the sense that no one has deliberately set them in motion. Others have been inflicted on specific populations for unethical experimentation. Others are the consequence of immoral behavior freely chosen. But in any case, all these "plagues" are likely communal punishments for society's sins whether they are inflicted on us as natural consequences or allowed by God to bring us to our senses.

 Certainly, those linked to immorality, like the explosion of STDs, are a direct result of people's evil choices. As the saying goes, "You can't fool Mother Nature." The natural law lives in each one of us and we all know deep inside when we are violating the laws of "nature's God." But God never punishes us out of vindictiveness; He chastises us out of love. He waits with open arms for our us to repent, turn back to Him, and allow Him to embrace us. As Francis Thompson has Him say to the sinner in The Hound of Heaven:

Wow! The Oursiders Really Want to Buy the Governor's Mansion

Three’s Company: Now NYC’s Bloomberg puts $1.1 million behind Terry McAuliffe

No doubt about it, liberals hate Ken Cuccinelli with a vengeance and they will do everything they can to prevent him from winning the governor's race. With the media carrying water for McAuliffe and the big money coming in from the likes of Planned Parenthood, Bloomberg, et al, well...it certainly gives McAuliffe the worldy advantage. 

We will never be able to match these guys in money, but we have something they don't -- the Holy Spirit. (Don't get huffy, what god do you think a pro-abort worships? I sure isn't the God of life.) So let's pray a rosary a day between now and the election for Ken Cuccinelli -- daily Mass too if you can. He's a man of integrity and he stands for the little ones among us: not just the unborn, but those victimized by human trafficking, the mentally ill, the vulnerable elderly. 

"Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth."

St. Thomas More, patron of politicians, please intercede for our poor state of Virginia. 

Obamacare Impact from the Grass Roots

I think I'll do a status report every time friends tell me the impact Obamacare is having on them. My sister works as a kitchen designer at Home Depot in Maryland. Employees just got the letter telling them they will no longer be covering any health care for part time employees. My sister's plan, Aetna, will no longer be available. Fortunately for her, Home Depot will continue to contribute to the cost for full time employees.

Remember Obama's promises? (How could you; there are so many!) So much for being able to keep your insurance if you like it. Oh, but it's not Obama's fault; it's those mean nasty employers. Let's kill them all and close their businesses and then the world will be wonderful. Better still -- let the government take over all the businesses. Imagine how long it will take you to get a dishwasher or stove installed, not to mention the inflated price to cover all those bureaucrats running the show. Just look at the Post Office. If you want something to be financially insolvent, give it to the government to run!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Red State: The Republican Schism

The Republican Schism by Erick Erickson

This article really struck a chord with me this morning because it exactly describes my political feelings at the moment. I keep sharing those feelings with the fundraisers who call asking me to support the National Republican Committee, the Virginia Republican Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, etc. ad nauseum. Well, the cash cow at the grass roots level is drying up for these establishment hacks. We're as mad as hornets. Erickson takes a look at the polls and comes to some interesting conclusion about the anti-establishment direction of Republican voters.  Here are a few highlights:
The real fight within the Republican Party now is between those who believe we actually are at the moment of crisis — existential or otherwise — and thereby must fight as we’ve never fought before and those who think the GOP can bide its time and make things right.
55% of conservatives want John Boehner replaced by another Republican. 60% of those who support the tea party want Boehner replaced.
Almost half of Americans want every member of Congress replaced. “Among Republicans and Republican leaners, a 52% majority say Congress would be better off if most of the current members were replaced,” USA Today reports. Likewise, a recent Pew survey showed that roughly a third of Americans want their own member of Congress replaced. Usually the polling shows people want congressmen replaced, but they like their own congressmen. Now, at its highest level in a very long time, people want their own congressman replaced too.
We have arrived at this point because the leadership of the party has fundraised off its opposition to Obamacare in two campaign cycles, but has never aggressively sought to oppose it legislatively.
There will be hell to pay because of it.
As long as the Republican Party is run by establishment groupies who use issues as strategy, but don't really care about the grassroots, we are done. They put on a good show (or a not-so-good show) of opposing the Democrats but are perfectly happy to capitulate at every turn as long a they can keep their comfy political seats. It's time for the peasants with pitchforks to rise up and foment a new revolution against the Washington, D.C. aristocrats!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Please Pray for Fr. Wilhelm Ettner

We got a surprise at Mass yesterday when Fr. Michael Dobbins, associate pastor at Sacred Heart in Winchester, came to the pulpit and announced that our dear pastor, Fr. Ettner, had been granted medical leave. He described being called by the bishop during a wedding rehearsal and being told he would be filling in and living in residence at St. John Bosco while retaining his assignment at Sacred
Heart. Only a few parishioners knew the pastor was leaving. Even the deacon-in-training was surprised. But Father is a very private person and I expect he didn't want a fuss or to be in the position of feeling he needed to explain. Please pray for him. He hasn't been feeling well lately, so, while it came as a surprise, it was not a shock.

As for Fr. Dobbins, his first homily was inspiring and we look forward to getting to know him. When I I heard his name, it rang a bell. "I think we gave him a Lamplighter in the quarterly newsletter," I thought. Sure enough when I went looking I found it. Here's the event that happened in 2003 that made our hearts rejoice.
***Pro-abort congressman Jim Moran more than met his match when he went politicking at Blessed Sacrament in Alexandria May 4th with visiting Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine [Moran and Kaine are both pro-abort Catholics (sick…oops, sic)] Accompanying them was Alexandria city councilman and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Euille [not Catholic] who was there to glad-hand before the election. Moran asked that Euille be recognized during Mass. [Duh… NO!] Instead the trio got a pro-life sermon from Rev. Bryan Belli including censure of Catholic politicians who support murdering unborn children. After Mass a “red-faced” Moran confronted Rev. Michael Dobbins outside “screaming and pointing his finger at him" according to the Washington Times. Moran’s spokesman said his boss was “calm and cool,” but we’ve experienced Mr. Moran’s “cool.” When riled, he is often uncivil even to ladies. We applaud Fr. Dobbins’ admonition to Mr. Moran, “Congressman, one day you will need me, and I will be there." Bravo to these two priests for reflecting the boldness of St. Paul. May Jim Moran profit from the mostly forgotten spiritual work of mercy, to admonish the sinner. And may God reward two shepherds who are truly leading the flock and trying to bring back those who have wandered into the wasteland.
Please pray for Fr. Dobbins and for our little country parish that we will grow in zeal for the faith and love of neighbor -- especially those neighbors like Catholic politician Jim Moran, who brag about rebelling against God! One day, they'll have to face Him and answer for their massacre of the least ones.

Another Inspiring Story about Life

Baby Born With Large Facial Cleft Proves Life is Beautiful

Never, ever, ever give up hope! Trust in our good God who made heaven and earth and calls each one of us into life. Thank you, Lord, for little Dominic and for the plastic surgeon who performed surgery on him. Thank you for his loving parents who never considered aborting their precious little one.

St. Dominic and St. Pio, pray for your little namesake, his family, and his doctors. Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us!

Kick Out the RINO Bozos!

After reading my brother's blog this morning and the article he links to, I'm joining the "kick out the bozos" club. Along with building my own list of Republicans I will never vote for (Consider that you bozos with national ambitions), I also pledge to NEVER contribute to an establishment Republican fund-raising group. I will support individual candidates and Constitutional groups. I will NEVER give to the National or State Republican Committees or any other committee married to the establishment.

I have considered myself an independent Republican for some time, but I'm finished forever with voting for a "moderate" Republican who will stab me in the back. Why contribute to my own abuse? Tea Party patriots are getting the same treatment these days that pro-lifers have gotten for years -- the "You have nowhere to go" treatment. That argument only works for my Catholic faith (I'll never leave no matter how many bad bishops fill the chanceries), but it doesn't cut it for a political party.

The RINOs may as well all join the Democrat Party they have capitulated to so often, because they are insuring that Republicans will never win a national election again. They have no principles they are not willing to throw out the window if they think it will help their reelection or fundraising chances. 

So good-bye John McCain, John Boehner, Pete King, Eric Cantor, and all you other pathetic excuses for Republicans. All you've ever given real conservatives is the back of your hand and I'm not taking your abuse any more!

Wow! That felt good. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ted Kennedy's Memoir: A Review and a Commentary

I haven't read Ted Kennedy's memoir and have no desire to inflict it on myself. But I have read a detailed review by my friend Gerry Bruen that is well-worth reading.

Dare We Hope That Ted Kennedy Be Saved?

Maybe I'll change my mind and read the book as penance. Indeed, I read Margaret Sanger's autobiography while holding my nose. I suppose I could do the same with Kennedy. It's good to know your adversaries and their tactics. Kennedy and Sanger, both radical liberals, had more than their Irish heritage in common. They painted themselves in the best possible light and never minded misrepresenting the truth to do it.

While Gerry doesn't mention it,

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Don't Let Planned Parenthood Choose Virginia's Next Governor

Have your wondered about all those ads attacking Ken Cuccinelli and helping fundraising hack Terry McAuliffe? Well, who do you think is pumping over a million into Virginia to keep the state safe for the chop shops? That's right -- the Planned Parenthood juggernaut.

Do you want Planned Parenthood to choose our next governor? I sure don't!

Planned Parenthood Spends $1 Million on Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Happy Feast Day, St. Isaac Jogues

From an article at EWTN:
The labors of the Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries in the New World form an important chapter in the history of the Church and of the Western Hemisphere. These missionaries were for the most part men of culture and learning, carefully chosen and rigorously trained. Many of them gave up important careers in the Church to endure the dangers and privations of the wilderness. In New France, as Canada was then called, where Isaac Jogues spent his missionary years, their lot was hardship, disease, solitude, and, not infrequently, torture or violent death. The perils of forest and trail, the intense cold, the wretched food and verminous huts of the Indians, changed them, after a few years, into haggard old men; yet their spirits remained undaunted, strengthened as they were by an indomitable faith. What the American historian, Francis Parkman, in , wrote of Father Brebeuf, Jesuit leader in Canada, applies almost equally to the other members of this noble band: "His was the ancient faith uncurtailed, redeemed from the decay of centuries, kindled with new life, and stimulated to a preternatural growth and fruitfulness." [More here...]
Here's what Fr. Jogues wrote in a letter to a friend:
My heart tells me that if I have the happiness of being employed in this mission, (I shall go and shall not return); but I shall be happy if our Lord will complete the sacrifice where He has begun it, and make the little blood I have shed in that land the earnest of what I would give from every vein of my body and my heart.
Now don't you wish you had a bishop and pastor cut from this cloth?

Illegally Entering a Country Isn't Lawbreaking?

VIRGINIA'S CATHOLIC BISHOPS SAY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT 'LAWBREAKERS'

You can read the bishops' letter here

Note that the letter touts the tax benefits of the invasion while completely ignoring the devastating financial impact on communities overrun with illegals And if you want to see the impact on one state, look at poor Arizona.  and at the small southern California town of Greenfield.Start prosecuting businesses who want illegals because they are cheap slave labor!

Humpty-Dumpty is famous for his statement in Through the Looking Glass that "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less." Unfortunately for the Catholic Church there are plenty of Humpty-Dumpties pontificating from their chanceries practicing the egghead's "freedom to choose" their own definitions. So words take on entirely new meanings. Illegals invading the country aren't "lawbreakers" but neighbors. Well, they were also neighbors when they lived in their own countries. Why don't the bishops lobby for changes there? 

Strangely, the bishops, who have been very loud on protecting the status of illegals, have been completely silent over immigrant home-schooling families trying to escape draconian persecution in their countries of origin or Chinese families persecuted under the one-child/forced abortion policy. I'm all for having a looser immigration policy for the politically persecuted. Let's bring in the Chaldean Christians from Iraq who have almost been eradicated following our "rescue" mission there. 

Perhaps I'm a little cynical after following the U.S. bishops for thirty years, but is their big push for immigration reform really more about their own alliance with the Democrat party? They are isolated in their marble towers with flunkies to maintain their princely lifestyles. 

As for the two bishops in Virginia, I have a proposal. You both have plenty of room in your bishops' mansions. Please open your doors to welcome the stranger. Be an example to your people by making your spare bedrooms available to those in need. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Beauty and the Beast: Megyn Kelly vs. Rachel Maddow in Nielsen War

I like to watch Megyn Kelly myself, but I do it mostly on YouTube because we don't get FOX on our basic cable.

Nielsen: Fox's Megyn Kelly Really Did Trounce MSNBC's Maddow in Ratings Last Tuesday

The first comment on this post made me laugh: 
Jeez, imagine that. People like watching a beautiful, intelligent (she's a lawyer), heterosexual woman (who is a mother and a wife) who loves our country versus an angry, leftist 'intellectual' lesbian who hates the U.S.. Shocker...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Government Backs Down Over Impending Religious Liberty Lawsuit

Government Capitulates—Catholic Priest Allowed to Hold Religious Services at Naval Base Again; Chapel Doors Open to Catholic Parishioners

Now if only the Republican in the House would do this. How about suing the Executive Branch for changing elements in Obamacare. They have no authority to make law. That is Congress' power and it is unconstitutional for the Executive Branch to legislate. 

The Republican establishment is pathetic. Every Republican who votes to give Obama everything he wanted and to reopen the government should lose in the next election. What the cave in means is that Obama will be embloldened by their cowardice. He will NEVER EVER NEGOTIATE. Why should he? He's proved that the cowards in Congress will blink if he just keeps digging in his heels and blaming the Republicans. The patriots in this country are being shafted once again by the establishment wonks. Boehner and McConnell should be pitched out in the next election. I hope patriots will line up to run against them. If it means the Democrats win, so be it. They are winning everything they want anyway with the help of these despicable men. And now they will once again give Obama a blank check for shafting the American people.


Just saw Gravity...Beautiful!

If you like those gorgeous pictures of earth taken from space, don't miss Gravity. The movie is gorgeous, the special effects of weightlessness are incredible, the spiritual element is subtle and inspiring, and there isn't a single moment of God's name being taken in vain or any gratuitous violence or sex. The explosion and fire scenes are amazing! The only down side was the movie was so intense I felt exhausted when it was over. On a few occasions I felt like my daughter (when she was little). We were watching a movie where a farmer was stalking a raccoon he thought was eating his chickens' eggs. As things got more and more intense she suddenly shouted, "I need a commercial." I felt that way a few times. And if you tend toward motion sickness you may want to take a Dramamine before you go. Spinning out of control in space is disconcerting.

Sandra Bullock is amazing. What a feat to be able to sustain a film almost single-handedly for about an hour of the ninety minutes. I've always liked her acting, but this was amazing. Astronauts who've seen the film say it has the right feel even though some things aren't quite right. My physics-trained brother quibbled with a few things. But on the whole it was great! Movies like this make you realize how good Hollywood could be if they lived up to their potential.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Government Shutdown Planned and Implemented to Demonize Republicans

Obama adviser ‘architect’ of showdown: author

Think of how cynical this is. Shutdown the government and go into default as a political game. That has been the Democrats' strategy in just about everything. The Republicans need to keep calling his bluff. I don't believe the country is so stupid they can't see that it's Obama who won't negotiate. The only satisfactory outcome for the Democrats is to get a one-party system where they make up all the rules and the Constitution be damned! Sad, but, like Joe Sobran said, "They're the evil party!" Only problem for us is that the Republicans are the stupid party. (Sigh.)

Ah...St. Teresa., Happy Feast Day

And thank you for writing all those lovely Communion meditations. Help me to be more still and silent and composed after Communion and inspire me with blessed thoughts like yours.
O God of my soul, how quick we are to offend You, and with how much greater speed You pardon us! What could be the cause, Lord of such foolish boldness? Is it because we have already understood Your great mercy and that we forget how just is Your Justice? The sorrows of death encompass Me.  Oh, oh, oh, how serious a thing is sin, that it was enough to cause the death of God and to afflict Him with so much suffering! And even now, my God, You are surrounded by these pains! Where can You go so that they will not torment You! Everywere mortals are wounding you. 
O Christians! Now is the time to defend your Kin and to keep Him cmpany in His great solitude; there are so few vassals who remain with Him and such a great multitude that follow Lucifer. And the worst of it is that they show themselves to be friends in public, and sell Him out in secret. There is hardly anyone who can be found that He can trust. O true Friend, how badly are You repaid by the one who betrays You! O true Christians! Help out by weeping for your God.
Ah, St. Teresa, help us to love God as you did. Help us to have the zeal of true friends of Jesus.

McAuliffe Robo Calls Lie about Cuccinelli's Position on Life

I'm mad as a hungry honeybee! I just got another robocall from the Democrats with yet another female voice telling me that Ken Cuccinelli isn't really pro-life. It's obviously a spliced piece and I'm betting the comments came from Ken describing the Hyde Amendment which allowed abortion for rape, incest, and life of the mother. That is not Ken's stand, but that's what the Democrat liars want voters to believe.

Terry McAuliffe literally makes me sick. As if his lies about Cuccinelli aren't enough, the man has never done a thing for Virginia or anybody else as far as I can see, including his wife. Can you imagine a man picking up his wife and newborn baby from the hospital and stopping at a fundraiser on the way home from the hospital, leaving them in the car, while he went in to bootlick the big donors? And he bragged about it in his book! What a guy. He is nothing but an influence seller. Hey, if you give X dollars to the campaign we won't forget you (wink, wink).

If you want corrupt Chicago-style politics in Virginia, McAuliffe's your man!

And the democrats are pouring money into Virginia to buy the governor's mansion for McAuliffe. God help us if they succeed.

McAuliffe's changed positions on so many issues he looks like a windmill. But we can be sure of a few things:

Where are they now? A Walk in the Twilight Zone with Jim Verrecchia and Jim Haley

Jim & Nancy Lambert in happier days.
In 1998, a scandal boiled at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA. The pastor, Fr. Jim Verrecchia was giving "spiritual" direction to a parishioner, Nancy Lambert, who spent more and more time with him. They walked, they danced at church functions, they hot-tubbed and nuzzled together in full view of the entire parish. Meanwhile, Nancy's husband, Jim, became more and more concerned, confronted the pastor, and tried to convince his wife to stop, if not for him, for the sake of their four children. The behavior of the two "lovebirds" grew so egregious and so open it made the pages of the Washington Post and the Washington Times particularly after Jim Lambert, the aggrieved husband, sued the diocese which aided and abetted the adultery. To make a long story short: Nancy got pregnant, divorced her husband, married Verrecchia, and, with the help of Fr. Steve Leva, who testified for the adulterers at the custody hearing, got the couple's four children. Jim Lambert got a heart attack.

Another Abomination on the Horizon: Once-a-Month "Contraceptive"

"A contraceptive tablet that acts like the morning-after pill but could be taken up to a month after sex is probably scientifically possible and would be welcomed by women, scientists have said.

"But the authors of a paper in a leading medical journal say efforts to get such a pill on the market could falter because of the political controversy likely to be kicked up by opponents of abortion.

"The authors of the paper in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, part of the British Medical Journal group, would like to see funding for exploratory work on a post-sex pill, which they anticipate would be similar to the morning-after pill but used routinely and potentially as rarely as once a month or only after the woman has missed a period. The morning-after pill has to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex." [Read more here.]

Aren't the death peddlars salivating at the thought of one more way to kill babies in the womb. But it is encouraging to see that they believe pro-lifers would make it politically difficult. I remember back in the 70s the pro-aborts' relief at Roe v. Wade which "ended" the debate. Little did they know it was just beginning because of the zeal of pro-lifers who see the baby in the womb as the least of God's little one. 

And we will never stop fighting! This new weapon of mass destruction, Mary, Mother of Life, pray for us!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Did Obama Plan the Shutdown Months Ago?

My brother received this from a friend and posted it on his Facebook page. I'm re-posting here because I wonder how many people have considered these points. All of the coordinated activity for this shutdown could not have been an accident. It was, as the email says, planned well in advance of its implementation. Let's pray somebody finds the paper trail. We need another whistleblower like Edward Snowden to expose how the tyrant-in-chief and his minions planned this months ago. God help us if we don't stand up to him!
I have worked in the government on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours. 
In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-"this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or freight companies. 
This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House. 
People do not realize just what we are dealing with!
There's a reason Obama is endorsed by the Communist Party USA. We are dealing with a man who hates this country and is orchestrating its downfall. And he's doing a darned good job with the help of a complicit media, useful dupes, and fellow travelers. Wake up, America!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Wow! Some Sensible Students at the Univ. of Colorado

Thousands in D.C. Knocking Down the "Barry-cades!"

Go, VETS, go!

Yesterday they stormed the Lincoln Memorial, today they removed "Barry-cades" from the WW II memorial and deposited them in front of the White House. Looks like the community organizer-in-chief is getting some of his own Alinsky tactics. Couldn't happen to a more deserving tyrant!

‘WE ARE MARCHING TO THE WHITE HOUSE’: ‘MILLION VET MARCH’ DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON, BARRICADES TORN DOWN

Here's a sample of pictures from the event:

Demonstrators deliver the tyrant's "Barry-cades" to his front gate.
Mounted police are ready to deal with the desperadoes. 

Like this handicapped vet wounded fighting tyrants abroad, still fighting tyrants at home. 

And this Vietnam vet who wants to keep America free.

 Pray for these intrepid warriors. The Republican establishment may cave; these guys never will. If you can read this, thank a vet.



Patriots Storm the Barricades at the Lincoln Memorial

About time! Note George Washington among them. He's rallying the troops against King (and tyrant) Barack the first. For more go here.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nothing is too low for Terry McAuliffe



And once again the media runs interference for their Democrat sweetheart. This guy triggers my gag reflex.

Say It Ain't So! Is the GOP Really About to Give In to the Tyrant-in-Chief?

House GOP Preparing to Give Up Obamacare Fight

If they do, they'll be like the mom in the check-out line whose child is nagging her for candy. She says, "No!... No!...No!... No!... No!... No!... No!..."...and then in exasperation throws the candy on the conveyor saying, "Oh, all right!"

What did she just teach the little tyrant? Hold your ground until you get what you want no matter how unreasonable or bad for you.

If the GOP caves on this, they will NEVER win another election. The Democrats have entrenched fraud and bribes in the system and they will continue to give the goodies out to their supporters while siccing the IRS, Homeland Security, etc. on their political opponents.

This is why I NEVER give to an establishment group of the GOP. They are in the business of protecting their own jobs, perks, and privileges. Congressmen buy their seats on committees with fundraising for the establishment. (Ask a GOP Congressman how much he had to raise to get his committee assignment.). The system stinks! They've sold out the babies in the womb and every other vulnerable group that can't help them. Only a rare few are worth supporting.

God help us. Our "public servants" sure won't.

And How Much Is Obama Saving by Persecuting this Small Businessman?

HERE’S HOW THE OWNER OF A PRIVATE INN BARRICADED BY PARK RANGERS AMID ‘GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN’ IS RESPONDING

How do you think you'd feel if you were one of this man's 90 employees? Tell me again how much Obama cares about the little guys? The maids, food service, and maintenance folks. Oh, and think how much the government is saving by employing park rangers 24/7 to blockade the entrances to his inn! 

OBAMA IS A TYRANT!

Obamacare Travesty: Single Men Must have Maternity Coverage!

Somehow I doubt it covers their pregnant girlfriends!

Top 8 Ways Young Women are Hurt By ObamaCare


I know none of this makes a bit of difference to you liberals out there who get up and take your kool-aid every morning. You'll be rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic until it tips 90 degrees and you're dumped into the ocean. 

Obamacare Hits Self-Employed Widow with 44% Increase

Self-Employed Widow: Obamacare Cancelled Cheaper Plan, Raised Premium By 44%

From a Friend: The Truth about Obamacare

So...you thought Obamacare was going to be "free" and your rates would go down? Wasn't that one of Obama's promises? And you believed him? Who did you think was going to pay for the mandatory coverage of abortion and contraception (and maybe sex change operations down the line?). And who did you think would pay the premiums for all those millions being added to the rolls who can't afford it? No doubt you thought Obama was just going to sock it to the rich (except himself and his cronies, of course). Did you think he was going to exempt and give waivers as political paybacks? 

Has reality set in yet? 

Bishops' Mouthpiece Misquotes the Catechism to Shill for Obamacare

My friend Janet at Restore D.C. Catholicism has an insightful post on the USCCB (bishops' conference) and their "We'll do anything to help a democrat" attitude. It's short and to-the-point. Do read it and leave a comment. It's no wonder the 99 sheep have wandered from the fold (and only one is  left) when the bishops are more faithful to the Democrat party than they are to the dogmas of the Church!

USCCB Misquotes Catechism To Buttress Their Socialist Propaganda

Thursday, October 10, 2013

No Conscience Rights for Docs in Australia

If a couple wants a hired hit man to kill their baby girl because she's not a boy -- well, he'd better accede to their demand!

Australian doctor faces disciplinary action for refusing to do sex-selection abortion

Religious persecution is here and now. All over the world abortion, sodomy, and other moral evils are being pushed down the throats of Christians. Remember when they said, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one." Now they say, "You don't like abortion, perform one or lose your job." The devil is alive and well and needs thrusting into hell. "St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snare of the devil...."

Pray for Catholic Dr. Mark Hobart who refused to kill the 19 week old baby girl or tell the couple where to go to have it done. They found another doctor and murdered their child a few days later so obviously they didn't need a referral from him. As for the couple involved, may they never conceive again until they publicly repent for their heinous crime. But don't expect any feminists to raise the alarm over targeting girls for abortion. It's their sacrament and they would rather have every girl baby on the planet eliminated than to criticize their blood offering.

Homeschooling Family Fights to Stay in the U.S.

Homeschooling family wages 'holy war' with Obama

Obama does NOTHING about criminals swarming over our borders. His immigration agents release dangerous illegal aliens to save money. But ONE homeschooling family fleeing Germany's Nazi-era takeover of children MUST BE DEPORTED! This is so despicable it's almost beyond belief, or would be if we weren't accustomed to Comrade Obama's tyranny. He hates any movement he doesn't control and, like any tyrant, realizes that controlling the future means shaping the minds of the children. 

Please pray for the Romeike family and the Home School Legal Defense Association that's fighting for them. 

Obamacare for Thee, but Not for Me

It’s obvious why people don’t trust ObamaCare

Obama keeps talking about fairness in health care coverage, but his bill is anything but fair, especially to young people. Ironically, the very group that tends to jump on Obama's bandwagon will get hit hard when buying health insurance - paying two or three times as much under Obamacare as their current premiums. When I think of some of the young people I know who are dyed in the wool liberals, I have to shake my head. They are in store for a rude awakening about their hero.

Study: Premiums for Young People to Rise in all 50 States

Meanwhile, Obama's big supporters will get waivers and exemptions. The Republicans introduced a bill to eliminate the current federal subsidies to Congress and their staffs, but the Democrats tabled it. So much for their promise to treat Americans fairly. They always carve out special privileges for themselves -- which is exactly what caused the French Revolution against the elitist nobility. Yes, Virginia, we do need a tea party rebellion against the likes of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. All they care about is money and power for themselves. And all those RINOs too. There are darn few elected officials who resemble the founders who sacrificed to serve. The "public servants" today are the ones working in the Congressional cafeterias and dining rooms. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

First in Massachusetts: Coming to Your Community Soon

Homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts has had an incredible propaganda impact in the state. Persecution of those who oppose homosexuality is on the increase. The pressure is on. Christians will have to choose: their faith or their jobs! How soon before a bloody persecution begins? Children are the helpless victims of this perverted push for homosexual acceptance. God help us!

Shades of Commie Propaganda: The Obama Shutdown Campaign

Barack Obama and his Communist mentor, Frank Davis
Obama's mentor Frank Marshall Davis was a commie propaganda maestro and his apprentice learned his lessons well. "Obama's Shutdown Campaign echoes an old Communist party tactic."
Obama’s exploitation of the government shutdown (never let a good crisis go to waste) is a classic old method mastered by the likes of CPUSA [Communist Party USA]. It’s standard operating procedure. What you’re witnessing is Barack Obama’s “shutdown campaign” — and with the liberal media dutifully on his side to amplify the effort.
Here today, in our new America, our own federal government has gotten into the propaganda business full throttle. Its exploitation of the shutdown is shameless. Sure, we expect congressional Democrats to accuse Republicans of starving children, old people, kittens, puppies, fish, and birds; of wanting to kill your grandmother; of gleefully polluting the atmosphere; of hating black people, gays, Latinos, women; of hoping no child gets an education or a school lunch. You know the drill. Democrats do this regardless of whether they have the White House. It’s the air they breathe. When they have the White House, the cacophony is even shriller. Recall the shutdown follies during the Clinton years, when Commandants Clinton and Gore joined the ugly performance. Al Gore was superb at demonizing Republicans; he had a remarkable talent for doing so. 
But the performance has reached a higher, uglier decibel level under the Obama administration....As has been reported, and is unmistakably evident to all but the most na├»ve, federal employees have been ordered to exploit this crisis, to make the government shutdown as uncomfortable as they can....One infamous culmination is the despicable display at the World War II Memorial at the Mall, which has been blocked off, wired off, and barricaded so no visitors can get near it. I’ve been to that memorial. No government employee is needed for you to stroll up and look at it. 
But for the churner of propaganda, the agitprop artist, the spectacle of elderly, crying, dying, heart-aching, wheelchair-bound WWII vets travelling hundreds to thousands of miles to honor their fallen brothers, perhaps for a final earthly time, only to be denied by cruel, intransigent Republicans, is just too delicious to pass up.  [Read full article here....]
It's an old commie tactic used by a new generation of lying manipulators. And it's working to destroy this once great country thanks to the "useful idiots" employed by the tyrants. Don't just watch and weep. Fight!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Obama Holds Old Faithful Hostage!

Tourists in Yellowstone were treated to "Gestapo tactics," and held as virtual prisoners in Yellowstone National Park's lodge, but those shilling for Obama's immigration agenda were able to demonstrate on the "closed" mall. Seems it's only closed for WW II vets trying to view their monument and tourists who want to see the open air monuments like the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. The Park Service claims it's because the immigration demo was a first amendment affair.

Hmmm....Seems to me that the "right of the people to peaceably assemble" also covers tourists wanting to teach their children about our government and our forefathers. If a family comes to Washington, they should have the same right to "peaceably assemble" on the national mall as a group of 200 community organizers seeking amnesty for lawbreaking illegal aliens. And what do you want to bet that those who were arrested get off scot free while anybody (like priests) breaking Obama's petulant rules get the full force of the law?

Let's demand AMNESTY FOR TOURISTS NOW!

JUST IN: Obama has ordered all the geysers in Yellowstone National Park not to erupt until Republicans accede to his demand for unconditional surrender on Obamacare. In a press conference this evening, Obama spokesman Jay Carney told assembled journalists that Republicans are responsible for Old Faithful's forced furlough. "If you want to see the 'guy'ser again, you'll pay the ransom and pass the budget with full funding for Obamacare. We don't negotiate; we bloviate. Get used to it!"

Monday, October 7, 2013

Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto and Feast of the Holy Rosary

The battle of Lepanto was a decisive victory of the armies of Christendom against the forces of Islam that saved Europe from being overrun. If you don't know anything about the history, go here for a brief introduction.

And then read the stirring epic poem of the battle. Wow!

 G.K. Chesterton's poem, Lepanto.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Public Ignores National Park Closings

As one tweeter wrote, "Sooner or later the petulant child will realize there aren't enough Park Service employees to enforce his hissy fit." The public is stacking cones at the Badlands National Park and going in. Folks are ignoring restrictions at Mt. Rushmore. Pam Geller at Atlas Shrugged posted this article by Mike Flynn:

GOVERNING BY TEMPER TANTRUM: OBAMA TRIES TO CLOSE THE OCEAN BECAUSE OF #SHUTDOWN

He really has the audacity to "close" 1200 square miles of ocean. Charter boats are not allowed to take fisherman into the waters. I wonder if he has somebody putting up buoys and netting to keep boats out. This has really become a comedy show with Obama as Clown-in-Chief!

Can you imagine anyone so arrogant (or insane) to think he can shut down a portion of the ocean? Flynn sums it up well at the end of his article:
Centuries ago, King Canute famously failed to command the ocean tide to stop. His display was actually a means to educate his subjects on the limits of royal power. Today, however, our President actually believes he has the power to control the oceans.
Rise Up, People, against the Obama tyranny! Knock down those barricades. Stack those cones. Play Rocky and run up the steps of the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. And tell the park service to back off. Those national parks? They belong to US! We pay for them and those clowns trying to keep us out should get pies in the face!

Life Chain Today: Will You be a Link?

We will...in Woodstock, VA branching out from the intersection of Reservoir Rd. and Main St. For a Life Chain near you go here. Life Chain is a silent, prayerful witness to life. If you know a woman who needs help give her this telephone number: 800-712-HELP.



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Buchanan Nails it Again: Harry and Barry are Sadists!

They want to inflict as much pain on the American people as possible and blame it on the Republicans to gain political points.

Here's just a bit of what Buchanan writes:
In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is. 
Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” the plan is to maximize the people’s pain — to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party.... 
Undeniably, Republicans have voted to defund Obamacare, to suspend it for one year, and to reform it. But in each of these three votes, the House also voted to fund the entire government. 
Why, then, is the government shut down?

Take that, America! Obama Closes the Grand Canyon

Arizona Gov. Brewer, local businesses fight to reopen Grand Canyon

Let's face it folks, it's not about money. It's about the tyrant forcing his will on the people. He will stuff Obamacare down the throats of every America, force us to pay to kill babies and for birth control for the fornicating Sandra Flukes out there. There will be no delay of implementation. But there will be special subsidies for Congress and Congressional staffs and waivers for Obama's friends. The tyrant-in-chief has spoken and he's made it clear -- It's his way or the highway and THEY (the Democrats) are winning. Wow! It's the American people who lose! But the Democrats don't care as long as they make political hay. Remember the liberal's motto: A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. And they are milking this one for all it's worth.

Is Pope Francis Like Cardinal Bernardin?

Several days ago I commented that Pope Francis reminds me of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. It expressed my befuddlement over what the pope says. It was common for Cardinal Joseph to articulalate a teaching of the Church in one breath and imply that personal conscience could overrule the teaching in the next. I'm not aware that he ever emphasized the importance of an informed conscience and what that meant.

Now a respected observer of the Vatican, Sandro Magister, has compared Pope Francis' approach to Cardinal Bernardin's and described him as "separating himself" from his predecessors:

What Does the Church Need? A Year of Repentance!

Now that the year of faith is nearly over (It began on October 11th of 2012), my friend Fr. Tom suggests a new year -- of repentance. I'm with him and there is plenty to repent for: our sins of omission in addressing the terrible injustices of our time: abortion, euthanasia,  usury (like title loan companies preying on the financially strapped), youth unemployment, the loneliness of our elderly, etc. Here's what Fr. Tom suggests:
It seems that we could overcome a lot of problems if Church leaders could just trust enough in God's gracious mercy to declare a Year of Repentance. Even Jesus proclaimed "Repent", before He proclaimed "Believe the Good News" (Mk 3:15). 
Sadly, the [papal] interviews seem to indicate that the Gospel is centered on a program for the renewal of humanity, rather than on the Person of Jesus. But, apart from Jesus,we can do nothing - except stagnate, decay and die. We need to stress again that salvation, including social justice, is not merely a matter of helping people move from coach to first-class on that "long black train" going to hell. 
Pastorally, I am convicted that we should have had a Year of Repentance before the current Year of Faith. After all, if my faith formation is guided by misguided theologians, all I will discover will be new excuses for old sins. And if we continue to allow the idea of the "evolving" Church to displace that of the faithful Church, novelty will supplant fidelity as the criterion of our spiritual lives (cf. II Pet 2:1-22). 
God bless you!
Fr. Tom
Thank you, Father for your always edifying emails. I'll add the intention of a year of  repentance to my rosary journal.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Have You Had it With the Government Shutdown?

Join Ken Cuccinelli in asking Congress to stop paying themselves during the shutdown. Why should Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and all those other rich fat cats in Congress stop the checks to the little people while they continue feathering their own nests. What's good enough for the hoi-polloi should be good enough for them.

Check it out at Ken's website and stand with him by signing his letter to Congress.

The Barry and Harry Show Invades the Church

I'm not sure who first called the game-playing dems the "Harry and Barry Shutdown Show" but he got it right. And the motto is "Sock it to 'em, baby!" with "them" being the American people. But now the Game has moved into the Church with all "contract" priests who come in to do liturgical services in military chapels being forcibly furloughed and told they may not even volunteer to say Mass. If they show up, they've been warned they'll be arrested. No Mass, no Baptisms, no Confessions, no Marriages by these priests! In some places it's no big deal because there are other parishes nearby where servicemen and women can worship. But what about inaccessible places out in the desert or foreign countries that aren't Christian. This is an incredible violation of the first amendment rights to freedom of worship. And it's all a very deliberate political game to make people suffer. As the anonymous park policeman told The Washington Times, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” Amen to that! And it ain't conservatives doing it.

This is nothing new. The Harry and Barry Show ran to rave (Democrat) reviews during the sequester when agencies were told they couldn't minimize the sequester's impact but were to make sure the results were as "dire" as Obama predicted. They weren't.

The game was bad enough when it involved monuments and open air parks that operate 24/7 with hardly any park service presence, but now it's religious persecution. Obama the tyrant speaks and the minions and peons must grovel at his feet. For the first time in my adult life I'm ashamed of my country. Well, not my country really-- but the elitist moral eunuchs who wield power, not for the common good, but for their venal powerful ambition. Namely Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and company. This shutdown has unmasked how evil the Democratic party is. They're funding their buddies at PBS who shill for them but refusing to fund NIH cancer treatment for children. Watch Harry Reid's disgraceful antics and his hypocritical response to the reporter's question, not to mention his personal insult of her "intelligence."

A Fitting End to a Life of Rejecting the Truths of the Faith?

Hans Kung is considering ending his own life by assisted suicide. Kung, 85, suffers from Parkinson's. He sees Pope John Paul II and Muhammad Ali who also suffered from the disease as models to reject rather than emulate. In the third volume of his memoirs the perennial rebel theologian writes:
I do not want to live as a shadow of myself....No person is obligated to suffer the unbearable as something sent from God....People can decide this for themselves and no priest, doctor or judge can stop them...[It is a] surrendering of life...a return of life to the hands of the Creator....How much longer will my life be liveable in dignity?...A scholar who can no longer read and write - what's next?
Can any of us be surprised that a man who has so often publicly dissented from the teachings of the Church would be contemplating the ultimate act of rejecting the God of life while framing such rejection as a virtue? Kung was banned in 1979 from teaching as a Catholic theologian which did little to moderate his heretical views which includes support for abortion. In 2007 when Mexico was debating the legalization of abortion he said, “The Church’s absolute prohibition of abortion is a merciless extremism that could be anything but Christian.” Kung himself openly said he would sign the counseling verification forms required in Germany before an abortion. He also vigorously opposed Vatican authority and promoted the spirit of the age which made him the darling of the liberal left. Kung embodied the "spirit of Vatican II" in its worst manifestation.

In a recent interview with Der Spiegel, Kung implied that "the staging of his death might be a last protest of the official Church.” If so it will also indicate a decision to walk through the gate under the sign reading, "Abandon hope all you who enter here."

Please pray for Hans Kung. I have always been chilled by his arrogance. Interestingly one of his books is titled in English, My Struggle for Freedom. Does it strike you as it did me? I immediately thought of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Both men rejected the teachings of the Church, Hitler for a paganism reminiscent of Norse mythology and Kung for his own vision of the modernist Church. But Kung isn't dead yet and where there's life there's hope.

My husband and I are about to pray our rosary. I'm adding Hans Kung to my rosary journal and asking Our Lady, Refuge Sinners to pour out the grace of conversion on his hard heart.

Blessed Jacinta and Francisco of Fatima, please pray for him.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Governor Walker of Wisconsin Takes on the Feds

Shutdown Hero: Gov Walker Removes Federal Barricades in Wisconsin 

Let's hope more governors tell the Feds to take a hike!

The House Keeps Voting to Fund the Government

And the Democratic Senate, led by Harry Reid, votes to table every bill. So who's shutting down the government? Hmmm?

Great article at American Spectator! Here's a bit:
Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who — if anybody — “wants to shut down the government.” But we do know who had the option to keep the government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for Obamacare. 
The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he wants a “clean” bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word “clean” like a mantra. But what is unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants? 
If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run Obamacare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.
Yup...responsibility for shutting down the government falls squarely in the laps of the Senate Democrats and the President who's calling the shots. The Democrats are willing to shut down the government to force Obamacare on the American people who don't want it. And they will lie through their teeth that it's the Republicans who want to shut down government. The mainstream media is playing lackey as usual so it falls on the alternative media to get the word out.

Obama is a liar and its the Democrats who refuse to fund the government. And they will make it as painful on the little guys as possible to force their will on the country. That's what tyrants do.

Why Aren't We Seeing These Quotes by Pope Francis?

Can we make this go viral? Tweet it, blog it, pin it, Facebook it. Let's not let the mainstream media define the pope. I'm unsettled by the interviews, but this statement is crystal clear!

From Deacon Nick Donnelly at Protect the Pope
Pope Francis
In 2007 Cardinal Bergoglio presented pro-life guidelines on behalf of the Argentinian bishops that stated:
“We hope that legislators, heads of government, and health professionals, conscious of the dignity of human life and of the rootedness of the family in our peoples, will defend and protect it from the abominable crimes of abortion and euthanasia; that is their responsibility … We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
 Writing to the Argentinian bishops in March 2013 Pope Francis re-iterated the importance  of these pro-life guidelines saying, ‘These are the guidelines we need for this time in  history.”

Coincidence? Or the Tyrant in Chief's Thugs at it Again?

It's the Saul Alinsky, community organizing strategy! 

IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech

How Hard are You Praying?

I'm not among those wringing my hands over the government shut-down (or anything else for that matter). I am, however, totally disgusted with the establishment Republicans who continually kow-tow to our tyrannical government. They think nothing of betraying their conservative base who uphold what used to be considered "mom and apple pie" values. If you aren't concerned about the direction of our country and the forced participation in abortion and other immoralities through Obamacare, you should be. It's time to be committed to praying the daily rosary begging (and I do mean begging) the intercession of the Queen of Heaven. And speaking of our wonderful Blessed Mother, I came across this quote from Lucia of Fatima in the newsletter of The Catholic Truth:
Mary is the first living Tabernacle where the Father enclosed His Word. Her Immaculate Heart is the first Monstrance that sheltered Him. Her lap and Her arms were the first altar and first throne upon which the Son of God made man was adored. There the Angels, the Shepherds, and the wise men of the earth adored Him. Mary is the first Who took the Son of God in Her pure and Immaculate hands and brought Him to the Temple to offer Him to the Father as the victim for the salvation of the world.
If you aren't in the habit of praying the daily rosary, what better time to start than the month of the rosary? I guarantee, the Queen of Heaven will not be outdone in generosity to her faithful children who love her! And she's NOT just for Catholics. If you want to know how to pray the rosary, a biblical prayer, go here.

The White House Games, Also Known as The Games Tyrants Play

Tyrants play games with the people because they see them as no more than wage slaves to keep their empires going. Remember Rome? Tax and spend with beaucoup bucks spent on the comfort of the elites running the games. So it is with Obama. To keep the slaves riled up and targeting his "enemies" the tyrant is closing down public parks and monuments that require NO federal presence. Closing the World War II Memorial illustrates the game in spades! But I'll let Gary Bauer from the Campaign for Working Families describe what happened next:
World War II Vets Kick "O's" Butt Again 
As I reported yesterday, the Obama Administration, citing the government shutdown, has "closed" the World War II Memorial. The Park Police were ordered to shut it down. This was a vicious, mean-spirited act by the Obama White House.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Of Obama's Game Playing: Don't Mess with the Vets!

The Democrats are experts at playing games. There was absolutely NO need to close every monument in D.C. And how many times have you seen a park ranger along the C and O canal or at the local playground. This is nothing but a game, like closing the local Post Office and the rest stops on the highway, to make sure the most people are inconvenienced. When you see Obama cancel his latest vacation trip....Well, you get the picture. It's the typical tactic of the community organizer. And it's not Congress who is shutting down the government; it's the Democrats who are extremists committed to turning America into a socialist paradise. Obama would shut down everything (except Air Force One -- gotta have that airborne limo available for the New York night out -- to hold Americans hostage to Obamacare. 

Anyway, two thumbs up to these vets who traveled to D.C. to visit the W.W. II memorial and stormed the beachhead. They tore down the police tape and crossed the line set up by our venal and tyrannical president.  



More on the Pope's Latest Interview

Martyrdom of Jean de Brebeuf and Gabriel Lalemont 
The Pope They’ve Been Waiting For

Ah...conscience...such a beautiful thing...especially in a liberal who believes that good is a woman's right to choose to kill her baby and evil is daring to judge her action as immoral. 

What is the pope thinking? Can this mish-mash really lead people to and through the narrow gate? (If you haven't read the interview see it here.) Do we want a church where "Each of us has a vision of good and of evil." where "We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is Good." What if what they "think is good" is really evil?

Jesus warned us there would come a time when people would call good evil and evil good. We're there and now the pope seems to have created a situation where liberals can quite comfortably bash those "obsessed" prolifers with their skewed vision of life and marriage. But we don't want to "proselytize" them because "Proselytism is solemn nonsense." Oy vey!

I wonder what the North American martyrs who were savagely butchered in their mission of "solemn nonsense" would say to their Jesuit confrere in Rome. Ah, for Jesuits like them. The Church would not be in the mess it's in! 

NB: The picture hints at the suffering of the two Jesuit priests, John de Brebeuf and Gabriel Lalemant. The Iroquois applied hot coals to their feet. They heated tomohawk heads fiery red and hung them around their necks. Flaming torches were thrust down their throats and applied to their bodies. In a mock the Indians poured boiling water over their heads. Their fingers were chewed off and their eyes gouged out with burning sticks. Finally, their hearts were cut out of their chests and eaten by the Iroquois who admired their incredible bravery. Oh for shepherds like these men willing to suffer all for the conversion of the Indians in the New World.