Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Another Ugly Truth Comes Out About Planned Parenthood - They Push Sex Selection Abortions
BREAKING: Planned Parenthood busted in new undercover sting on sex selective abortions
Congress to vote on federal sex-selection ban TOMORROW; make calls TODAY
BREAKING: Planned Parenthood fired employee following sex-selection sting
Planned Parenthood: We Won’t Deny Women Sex-Selection Abortions
Video: Planned Parenthood Encourages Woman to Get Sex-Selection Abortion
Undercover video: Planned Parenthood coaches on sex-selection abortion of baby girl
Planned Parenthood fires employee, but admits it won’t refuse sex-selection abortions
Bishop Aquila to Denver
I can't say that I was very surprized by the news today that Bishop Sam Aquila will be leaving the Fargo Diocese & returning home to the Archdiocese of Denver as the new Archbishop. I knew that Bishop Aquila would probably end up in a larger diocese, based on his strong stands on the Pro-life issues as well as his strong defense of orthodox Catholic teaching. While I hadn't considered it, in retrospect, Denver seems a logical choice for my paisan. The only heartbreak is that I was kind of hoping he would be coming to DBQ when Archbishop Hanus retired in 3 years. But God's ways are not mine.
I am sure that he will be missed by his flock in Fargo. & that he will continue to be a strong voice defending the unborn in his new role as shepherd of Denver.
Sources: Pope appoints Bishop Samuel J. Aquila new archbishop of Denver
Official Archdioces of Denver announcement
Pope names new Denver archbishop, Buffalo bishop
The "Eagle" Returns -- Fargo's Aquila Headed Home to Denver (Note: for those who don't get it, Aquila is Italiano for eagle)
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Veni pater pauperum, veni dator munerum, veni lumen cordium.
Consolator optime, dulcis hospes animae, dulce refrigerium.
In labore requies, in aestu temperies, in fletu solacium.
O lux beatissima, reple cordis intima tuorum fidelium.
Sine tuo numine nihil est in homine, nihil est innoxium.
Lava quod est sordidum, riga quod est aridum, sana quod est saucium.
Flecte quod est rigidum, fove quod est frigidum, rege quod est devium.
Da tuis fidelibus in te confidentibus sacrum septenarium.
Da virtutis meritum, da salutis exitum, da perenne gaudium.
And send out from heaven
Your radiant light.
Come, with treasures which endure;
Come, thou Light of all that live!
Thou, the soul's delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow.
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
Visit thou these hearts of thine,
And our inmost being fill.
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.
On our dryness pour thy dew,
Wash the stains of guilt away.
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
Thee confess and thee adore,
With thy sevenfold gifts descend.
Give us life with thee on high;
Give us joys that never end.
Friday, May 25, 2012
I Don't Want to Say I Told You so, But
Personally, I agree with what Mexican real estate developer Pablo Jose Barroso, the devout Catholic who produced the film, said when asked by the National Catholic Reporter if the film's release -- coinciding with the current activism on religious freedom -- was "God's timing."
* (Corrected on 29 May 2012 @ 1:57 pm) Over the Memorial Day weekend I dug out my copy of 1776 & watched it again. I noticed I had made a slight mistake & changed the word from rights to what you now read benifits. My point still remains valid. Our rights our being taken away, just as Franklin notes in his joke about the bull & ox.
Labels: For Greater Glory
Speaking With Authority Like Jesus
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Random Thoughts - 24 May 2012 - Rush Limbaugh Edition
But not only that, he goes on to compound the lie. “It’s not so much that [stem cell research has] diminished in its prospects for breakthroughs as much as it’s the other avenues of research have grown and multiplied and become as much or more promising. So, an answer may come from stem cell research but it’s more than likely to come from another area.” (emphasis mine) The problem is one of huge misdirection. He is failing to acknowledge that adult stem cell research has shown real hope for a cure, without the problems that are connected to virtually every use of embryonic stem cells. He is carefully wording it so that if confronted, he can plausably deny downplaying adult stem cell research. Meanwhile he is trying to direct the attention elsewhere in the hopes that people don't notice the truth.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Media Bias Against Catholic Church Comes Front & Center This Week
Massive Religious Lawsuit Eclipsed on CNN by 'Stroller Brigade' Protest of About 100
43 Catholic organizations, including Notre Dame, sue Obama administration over HHS mandate
TV Networks Deliberately Censor Biggest Religious Lawsuit In History Against U.S. Gov't
Cardinals Flock to Court to Fight Mandate (OK I will admit the Family Research Council title is a bit corny, but it gets the point across)
Just As True Today as When Servant of God Fulton J Sheen Said It
"The remedy for this broadmindedness is intolerance, not intolerance of persons, for of them we must be tolerant regardless of views they may hold, but intolerance of principles."
+ Fulton J. Sheen, 1931, The Curse of Broadmindedness.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Well, DUH!!!! Of Course It Is Murder!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, May 21, 2012
For Greater Glory - The True Story of Cristiada
This afternoon I heard my 1st radio ad for the movie (on Rush Limbaugh's show). As aninteresting aside, that I do not think is a coincidence, today is the feast of St. Cristóbal Magallanes Jara (Christopher Magallanes) & companions. This group of 25 saints was canonized by Blessed John Paul II on 21 May 2000. Their martyrdom came about during the Cristero War. Fr. Magallanes wrote & preached against armed rebellion. Even so, he was falsely accused of promoting the Cristero Rebellion in the area. He was arrested on 21 May 1927, while en route to celebrate Mass at a farm. He gave away his few remaining possessions to his executioners, gave them absolution. Without a trial, he was martyred four days later with Saint Agustín Caloca in Colotlán, Jalisco. His last words to his executioners were "I die innocent, and ask God that my blood may serve to unite my Mexican brethren." (Note: any priests who took up arms & were killed were excluded from the canonization process.) 1 of those saints, Fr. José María Robles Hurtado, is depicted in the film.
Additionally, The Knights of Columbus are promoting the movie. This is understandable for several reasons. Many of those persecuted in the Cristero War were Knights. Some even gave their lives, like Fr. Hurtado. Additionally, the KCs in the USA spoke out. At the 1926 Supreme Convention in Philadelphia, Supreme Knight James A. Flaherty denounced the Mexican government’s persecution as well as condemned the U.S. government’s silence on the issue. Additionally, they gave whatever help they could to those who fled to the US from Mexico as well as what help they could to those still in Mexico. The KCs also printed articles about what was going on in Mexico in Columbia magazine. As a result Columbia was banned from the mail in Mexico by the Calles regime. (The Voice for Religious Freedom Knows No Border)
But there is a second reason why they are promoting this movie, 1 that hits much closer to home. The message of the movie is 1 of religious freedom. As we have seen by the various actions taken by the Obama administration, (the HHS madate forcing Catholic organizations, schools etc to cover contraception; the attempts to silence the priests in the military form speaking out about it, as well as many other attacks) our religious freedom in the USA is under attack as well. Obama has clearly shown his anti-Catholic bias. & while things are not yet as bad here, they could very well end up there.
I am looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out on 1 June. The message in it must be promoted. As I said, we are heading the same way in the USA & now is the time to speak up.
An additional resource for information on what happenned in Mexico in the 20s is a CD by Patrick Madrid, Battle for the Faith in Mexico. Viva Cristo Rey!. In it he tells what happenned, sometimes with a personal slant since that is where his family came from. He looks at the connections between the persecution & freemasonry.
Labels: For Greater Glory
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Rita Diller - Planned Parenthood Can Be Defeated, Here's How
Rita concluded with 3 points to remember for her presentation.
a) Government money provides 46.5% of Planned Parenthood's revenue (& which enables PP to make its huge profits & pay its top people some of the best salaries in the USA. Those are the PP PP buddy Obama says need to pay more because they are not paying their fair share of taxes. Is it just me who sees the irony in this?)
b) Planned Parenthood must have community support, ever increasing community activism will eliminate community support (Here in DBQ, DCRTL has done that through radio & newspaper advertising, through people writing letters to the editor, through writing opinion pieces for area papers, billboards, etc. Because people are aware of what PP really stands for, they have not been able to gain a foothold in the DBQ Community School district yet. Which we can't take for granted. We must be ever vigilant.)
c) Our Lady will lead us to victory if we have the wisdom to put her front & center in the battle
I want to thank Rita Diller for her willingness to come & help us out in our battle against Planned Parenthood. I only hope I did justice to her presentation.
On a more personal note, I wish to again express my thanks for the great resources STOPP have provided for many of my posts that I shared during the Q&A session. Additionally, as I also shared, her talk confirmed my regular emphasis on the importance of prayer before & after, as well as undergirding any efforts done to battle abortion. Rita additionally brought up an event that I have regularly referd to as well, the Battle of Lepanto, as an example of the power of praying the Rosary & how God works through Mary to bring about victory for His children.
KCRG -TV 9 did a story on the visit for their 6 pm news. Part of the report was done live at the Grand River Center. There is one small error in Katie Weidemann's report. She should have said the DBQ Planned Parenthood doesn't currently provide abortions. As I shared last January, the local PP started advertising that they provide abortions (not abortion referals) last January. While that may have been a more general refernce to the entire PPH offerings. The way the ad was set up, it made it sound like they would definitely be offering abortion in DBQ. I also had to laugh @ PP's claim they don't comment when Right to Life speakers come into communities. They have done so many times to attack those speakers who they especially want to stop their message from getting out.
(Added 19 May 2012 @ 2:19 pm: Yesterday (18 May) afternoon the sign was put up in front of the new location on Hillcrest. If memory serves, they kept the sign at the Central location coverd until it opened. Additionally, on Wednesday afternoon a semi was at the new site unloading. The lease on the Central location is up at the end of June. However, I suspect it will be sooner, rather than later, when the Hillcrest site opens. Probably by 1 June. I live only a block & 1/2 from the new site & regularly drive by, praying as I do. Normally, I am NOT a big fan of the Not In My Back Yard attitude. However, it this case, I am adding my voice loud & clear to let them know they aren't welcome in my neighborhood any more than any other criminal organization would be.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Kicking Planned Parenthood's PR Arm Right in the "Gutt"macher
But there is some good news thanks to The Susan B. Anthony List Today they unveiled their new website for the Charlotte Lozier Institute, its education and research arm, which was formed in late 2011. The institute is named for Charlotte Denman Lozier (1844-1870), a pro-life feminist physician who was a contemporary of Susan B. Anthony’s. According to the SBA List press release: "The web site will be a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world.