Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Memo to Biden, Obama & Pro-abortion Catholics, the Least is the Pre-born
It is the Abortion Supporters Who Want to Push Back the Clock, To the Era of Eugenics Sanger Wanted
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
This Had to Be Hard for the Des Moines Register Editorial Board to Admit
Thought for the Day - 29 Ocgtober 2012
“We cannot solve all the problems in the world, but let us never bring in the worst problem of all, and that is to destroy love. And this is what happens when we tell people to practice contraception and abortion.”
—Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
This is A Post I Have Resisted Doing for a Long Time
In short, despite all the uproar to the contrary, the Democrats are saying all women are just a bunch of what Rush Limbaugh described Sandra Fluke as, "s*^ts".
Photo sources: Code Pink’s Pro-Abortion Dancing Vaginas Disgust Republicans
NARAL Sending Vagina-Costumed Activist to Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Latest On How the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Is Not Cleaning Up It's Act
Some dioceses no longer collect for the CCHD. Others, like the Archdiocese of Dubuque, have a Fall 3-in-1 campaign that includes them. That letter is sent out & the collection taken up in September. Even though you can designate where it goes, that money that isn't will be used to make up the shortfall for the goal of each collection.
Labels: Reform CCHD
25 October is World Pasta Day
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
More Light of Truth on Planned Parenthood's Lies
Monday, October 22, 2012
I Ain't Afraid of No Lightning
Thought for the Day - 22 October 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I Can Just Hear the Screaming From the Pro-abort, Pro-contraception Liberal Catholycs When This Happens
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Who Is He Kidding??????????
Whether you agree with the ruling or not, whether you approve of gay marriage or not, this reason is downright insulting to gays. IMHO it plays into all the old stereotypes of sissy mama's boys.
Update: (20 October 2012, 2:53 pm) Justice Jacobs, if gays are the “politically powerless minority” you claim they are, explain this: Academics intending to investigate the social effects of same-sex unions may think twice after the ordeal of Professor Regnerus
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Did James Carville Say Democratic Voters Were Too Stupid to Think For Themselves?
The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That's why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.
Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don't have a clue as to political reality.
What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.
The voter is basically dumb and lazy. The reason I became a Democratic operative instead of a Republican was because there were more Democrats that didn't have a clue than there were Republicans.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you're smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That's why I'm a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.”
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A Little Aid to Help You Do the Math on Abortion's Death Toll
Monday, October 15, 2012
40 Days for Life, 1/2 Way Through & A Look At the Effects of the Abortion Crisis on America
Last Thursday evening when I was out there, a young man came by. When he went by the 1st time he walked on to the road & said "honk-honk!" like when many of the cars do as they pass. When he came back he stopped to talk to us, explaining why he did what he did, his wife had the car & he usually honks. He then talked to us about why we were there as well as shared a little about his family.
Sunday nite we had our midpoint rally at St. Joseph the Worker School Gym. The purpose was to share what has gone on so far as well as encouraging us to persevere. The openning prayer was lead by Fr. Noah Diehm associate pastor of the Spires of Faith Catholic Church Cluster. Next Hebrews 12:1-4 was read. Then Fr. James Parker pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in E DBQ & Nativity BVM in Menominee spoek on perseverance. As a part of his talk he shared part of the story of Father Walter Ciszek, SJ & his experiences as a prisoner in the Soviet Union. This included sharing a bit of what Fr. Chizek shared in 1 of his books about his struggles.
Next up I spoke on the abortion crisis & a reminder of how 40 Days was a part of the solution. I will share more about this later in the post. Then there was a slide presentation of pictures taken of those praying in front of the DBQ Planned Parenthood. After a short word of encouragement to increase our efforts people were asked to share their experineces. The evening ended with a closing prayer by Fr. Deihm & a blessing by Frs. Deihm & Parker.
Now back to what I said in my talk. On Saturday afternoon I went to the Power of Prayer Adoration Chapel in DBQ to pray about the talk, seek God's guidence on what to write & write it. As I was writing it, I was inspired to put the number of deaths of babies by abortions into a way that was easier to grasp than just the huge number of 54-55 million is. So, when I got home I did the preliminary research to get the numbers I needed. That night, for reasons you will soon see, I had trouble sleeping. Sunday afternoon I wrote that part of the talk.
So what did I do that upset me so as I better grasped the reality of the numbers dead via abortion?
I broke down that number to smaller sizes & compared them to various populations.
Before I go any farther, I need to make it clear that the number of abortions is approximate. The Centers for Disease Control does not require each state to report the number done each year. & not every state does. So the numbers aren't complete. & it takes a The propaganda arm of Planned Parenthood also puts out its estimates. So those in the pro-life movement have to use this info to make a reasonable guess that is probably, even at the higher end, lower than the actual number done. (Higher end estimate, lower end estimate). My assumption was that we would reach 55 million by the 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade next year.
Doing that I came up with an average of 1.38 million abortions each of the 40 years. Estimates make it more like 1.2 million in recent years, but since I was covering the whole 40 year period I went with the 1.38 million number. Regardless, the average number of abortions done daily is about 4000.
Next I looked up the various populations of local communities, counties etc. This is what I came up with. & this is why I am sure I had trouble sleeping the night before based on my preliminary estimates.
Based on those numbers we see the following
The number of abortions done in 1/2 a day is approximately the population of East Dubuque, IL.
For 1 day it is about equal to the population of Asbury or Dyersville in Iowa.
2 Days about equals the population of Platteville, WI
My hometown of Oelwein, IA & adding nearby Hazleton - 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 days
Frome here on I will do the area followed by the time for which the number of abortions done approximately equals the population of that area.
Dubuque - just over 2 weeks
Add in the area immediately arround DBQ (including Asbury, Key West & E DBQ) - almost 2-3/4 weeks
Dubuque County - just short of a month
The tri-county area (Dubuque in IA, Jo Davies in IL & Grant in WI) - 6 weeks
Iowa - just over 2 years
Finally I took the total number of abortions done over 40 years. To get to that number I added the populations over every state arround Iowa - Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, N & S Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas & Missouri. But that only brought me to a little under 39 million people. So I had to add in half of the population of Canada, in particular, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia & Alberta, in order to reach the total number of abortions done. On Saturday nite, when I did a rough estimate in my head, I thought I would have to toss in all of Canada. As much as I could be relieved at the fact, when I did the final crunch, I was able to save half of Canada from death.
Now can you see why I had trouble sleeping?
Since abortions were legal we have wiped out the equivelent of the entire populations of 9 States & 5 Provinces. But because the deaths have been over time rather than occurring all at once or over a short period of time, we haven't fully grasped the damage that abortion has done to America.
Imagine if a plague struck & that many people dead in a short period of time, don't you think people would be screaming for something to be done to stop it.
Think about how that many deaths in so short a time would affect our county. Even though that number has been spread out over 40 years, it still has had an effect. We may very well have lost the person who would find a cure for cancer or AIDS. We may have lost the next Beethoven, Bach, Shakespeare, Jonas Salk, Albert Einstein or Madame Curie. Think of the effect this has had on our economy. Over half of those babies would be working by now, paying taxes, paying into Social Security etc. How many jobs aren't there because there wasn't the need for diapers, baby clothes etc., as well
I know that most of you aren't familiar with the local communities I referenced. but you do have similar sized communities where you are. Use them to help you better grasp the reality of what abortion has done to your community.
This afternoon a Pro-life friend of mine who was at the rally brought up the Moving Wall Memorial that is in DBQ. The wall lists the deaths of Americans in Vietnam over a 20 year period from 1955-75. It lists a little over 58,000 names. She pointed out that number is close to the population of DBQ. In short, the number of deaths that took place over 20 years in Vietnam equals the number of babies that die from abortion in a little over 2 weeks.
Let me expand on that. if you take the total number of American military deaths in every war, excursion, police action, etc., since 1775, it only equals the number of deaths of American babies in 1 year due to abortion.
I hope & pray that this serves to encourage all of you to redouble your efforts to fight abortion & build a "Culture of Life" instead. Again we need to start, end & undergird our efforts with prayer. Then we must do what ever else we can, from supporting & electing true Pro-life candidates, to speaking out (talking to friends, writing letters to the editor, your local, state & federal representatives, etc.), to praying in front of the local abortion clinic.
1 death of a baby by abortion is too many. 55 million is demonic evil at its worst.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Our Lady of Fátima & San Giuseppe
Labels: St. Joseph (San Giuseppe)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Obama's Top Priority - Murdering As Many Preborn Babies As Possible
Source: Obama's Priorities
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Thought for the Day - 9 October 2012
H/T: Father Erik Richtsteig (Orthometer)
Monday, October 08, 2012
2 Saints Get Their Doctorate
You can read more about both saints here.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Buona Festa di La Beata Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei
Friday, October 05, 2012
50 Years of "The Name is Bond, James Bond"
12. George Lazenby only played James Bond in film once, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. However he did play Bond 1 other time, sort of, on TV. What was the name of the 1983 TV movie?
13. Match up the Bond Actor to his nationality
a. Pierce Brosnan
b. Sean Connery
c. Timothy Dalton
d. George Lazenby
14. In the books Bond has a housekeeper (never seen in the movies), what is her name?
15. Bond is most associated with the Walther PPK 7.65mm. What was the gun he originally used?
12. The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair. He was billed as JB & his Aston Martin DB5 has the initials JB on the plate
13. a - y, b - y, c - z, d - w
15. .25 ACP Beretta