Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Planned Parenthood: "Thank you Catholic Sisters"

Not all Catholic nuns were supporting the health care LAW that just passed, but there were a few and well, maybe more than a few who's support Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards would like to reach out and thank.

AmP facebook page has the post.... very very sad.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Bunny Must Die... Satiric of Course

I thought this was different...

Among the peeves I keep as pets, chief is my loathing of the Easter Bunny. There are many reasons to hate the Bunny. I will get into why in particular the Bunny, but first to some other pressing business.

Why is it that religious holidays require mascots to make them palatable to secularists who otherwise wouldn’t give a fig about the celebration? While some mascots are cool in their own right, most add nothing and typically detract from the holiday’s expressed purpose.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

CNN Uses 3 Desenting Catholics to Judge the Catholic Church

Let's face it, CNN will never be able to use the slogan 'Fair and Balanced' with any legitimacy.

Case in point, this interview between CNN Host Kyra Phillips and her Catholic Guests, Dan Bartley is president of the Voice of the Faithful, Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry and Reverend Serene Jones, who isn't even Catholic, is president of the Union Theological Seminary.

Read the post from CMR and News Busters to find out there NON-Catholic views.

CNN's Kyra Phillips brought on three heterodox Christians on Friday's Newsroom, all of whom endorse leftist "reforms" inside the Catholic Church, such as women priests and acceptance of homosexual behavior. Phillips didn't bring on any guests who defended the Church's positions, and actually egged on her guests: "I think all three of you need to head to the Vatican and institute some change."

B16: Keeping the record straight...

Great article on the Crisis in the Church. John L Allen Jr puts things back in perspective about the assault by the media on the Pope and the Catholic Church.

Creative Minority Report has the post.

I wanted to post a clip of the article but CMR should get the credit for bring this to my attention.

Let's all offer up this Sunday's mass for our Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church.

We are under attack


Friday, March 26, 2010

The Great FALSE Pope B16 Coverup!

With all the false accusations going around the secular media pertaining to the Europe church sex scandal, it seems that some Catholics are falling for the false rhetoric.

The vile false rhetoric from Christopher Hitchens is one that need to be addressed.

InsideScoop has a great post that showcases the rebuttal from Sean Murphy who sets the record straight by stating the "cold facts" backed up by sources and footnotes.

...something that Hitchens is oblivious to using.

Christopher is taken to the Cleaners

Sean Murphy Article

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday: A Vote for Life Today

Today is the day that Congress votes on the Health Care Bill.

Today is the day that The Democratic Party will be officially 'The Party of Death" if this bill is passed. There will be no denying it.

No matter what the President's promise is of an 'executive order' it won't be written into the bill. The executive order promise to Stupak of writing abortion language in place of including the language into the bill to appease pro-lifers.

This is not the end of the fight. Passage of this bill goes against the wishes of the people. Keep up the calls and letter writing and most of all let's keep up the prayers.

Especially for those Catholic politicians in Congress who have put their faith aside. And I might include may of my fellow Catholics.

Below are some articles and web posts and video for the events of the day.

EXCLUSIVE: Plouffe and Rove Battle It Out Over Health Care Reform (video)

It's over Stupak Caves

Action: Tell members in Congress that Executive Order is not enough!

Stupak Deal with Obama - The end of Pro-life Democrat

I think we need a little Lenten Reflection to see that we need to rely on Our Father in Heaven to give us the graces we need

The Soil of Our Souls - A Lenten Reflection

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Archbishop Chaput : Quote of the Day

Archbishop Chaput:Quote of the Day:

The long, unpleasant and too often dishonest national health-care debate is now in its last days. Its most painful feature has been those “Catholic” groups that by their eagerness for some kind of deal undercut the witness of the Catholic community and help advance a bad bill into a bad law. Their flawed judgment could now have damaging consequences for all of us.

InsideScoop has the analysis on Archbishop Chaputs words...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Archbishop Chaput: Another Great Health Care Column

We need more Bishops like him:

Archbishop Chaput: Health care bill doesn’t meet minimum moral standards
“The Senate version of health-care reform currently being forced ahead by congressional leaders and the White House is a bad bill that will result in bad law,” says the archbishop in his column titled, “Catholics, health care and the Senate’s bad bill,”

Benedict XVI Under Attack

Well, the media never ceases in it's attempt to discredit the Catholic Church and I would take one more step and say 'destroy the Catholic Church'

The headlines reading 'The Pope Knew......bah, bah, blah!"

All ridicules, however the continued attempts.

the effort to implicate the Pope

the trail that doesn't lead to the Vatican

Vatican officials defend pope on abuse

Friday, March 12, 2010

'We need Abortion in the Bill to Lower Health Care Cost' - Oh my Gosh!

I'll stunned at what this video shows. Everyone needs to hear this dirty little secret told by Dem's behind closed doors.

Every Catholic needs to show this to our brothers and sisters in the faith who still insist that the Obama adminsitration is still the best way to lower abortions.

It doesn't get any clearer than this...

AmP has the post and video

Don’t believe the lies some Catholics are telling us (that this bill doesn’t siphon money to abortions) – what I quoted above is what the Democrat leadership actually wants (and believes they are getting): abortion in the health care plan as a cost-saving provision.

This mentality, this perverted goal is what Bart Stupak is trying to fight.

The question remains: which side are you on? On the side of Stupak, or the side of the Democrats quoted above?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Colorado's Fr. Breslin sides on the side of Truth!

My wife told me about this story from Boulder Colorado yesterday of 2 children of a Lesbian couple who where denied schooling at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School.

Creative Minority Report as some great resources to help explain the situation. I especially like Fr. Z's take on the story.

Child of Lesbian Couple Denied Entrance to Catholic Schoool

I totally agree with and support the priest of the parish who made the decision, Fr. Breslin. A brave man who is taking a lot of heat, I would even say persecuted for the Truth of our Faith. What makes this even worse is that much of the attack is coming from his own flock, at least those who are taken by the secularist, relativistic arguments.

I listened to Bill O'Reilly on the way home from work today and for an individual who likes to claim his stake in the Catholic faith I recognize that he is COMPLETELY WRONG in chastising the decision of the parish school pastor, who by the way has the backing of the Archbishop of the Diocese, Archbishop Chaput.

The arguments are so well explained that I would like just to point you in the direction where you can find them. I dare not mislead or take away from those who can explain the points better than I can.

I don't believe the media and those with an agenda will let this go, so please inform your conscience with the truths of the Catholic Church the church Jesus established. You can't go wrong if you follow His teachings.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Satan in the Vatican?

(Giulio Napolitan/AFP/Getty images)
Saw this posted on the Drudge Report during lunchtime.

The associated article from TimesOnline is interesting and the MSM may have a hey day with it but to me it's not too surprising.

Pope Benedict's talked about it in his audiences.

I have no doubt that Satan is banging on the doors of the Vatican or may be even with it's walls. Satan was acting within the small group Jesus gathered around him and his influence on Judas is a fact of our faith.

After all Satan knows where his challenge lies and Jesus' church is where the devil would concentrate his attacks. Going after the leadership would truly be the gain of the Evil One.

Everyone is influenced by Satan, it's fruits are called sin. Now I don't take lightly Fr. Gabriele Amorth's comments. I think he has some valid points of concern and frankly some of those thoughts give me the Hebee Gebee's.

But I do trust Jesus' words "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." Matthew 16:18

Will the church as we know it today change in the future. A new start so to speak. A different kind of hierarchy perhaps laity at the top clerical at the bottom?

I think not.

The Pope's address to the weekly audience continued the reflections on St. Bonaventure that he had begun the previous Wednesday. In this second talk, the Holy Father concentrated on St. Bonaventure's response to Joachim of Fiore and the "spiritual" Franciscans, who had taught that a new phase of history was beginning, in which the Church hierarchy would disappear and the enlightened faithful would be guided only by the Holy Spirit.

St. Bonaventure opposed that error, the Pope observed, and in rebutting it he upheld the true teaching of St. Francis of Assisi. The faithful should not follow radical new teachings, but should recognize that "there is no other Gospel, no other Church to be awaited." The Franciscans, St. Bonaventure insisted, should work within the structure of the hierarchical Church.

Genuine reform always follows the same pattern, working with the Church rather than seeking to replace it, the Pope said. But he pointed out that the temptation to conceive an entirely new institution endures today. MORE

I say that kind of temptation (to change the church) is just an attempt to change the teachings of the church. The Secular society would like nothing better than to accomplish that. To silence the church altogether would solve all their problems and stamp out opposition to their agenda of gay marriage, abortion, euthanasia etc...

Anyways those are just my initial thoughts. I'm looking forward to reading the much deeper Catholic minds out there.

Here's the article:

Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorcist

Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon".

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

So. Cal: Jesse Romero at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Chino Hills,TONIGHT!


If you're in the area, this is an engagement you won't want to miss.

Jesse Romero is a dynamic Catholic speaker.
March 9, 2010
7:30-9:30 pm
5 Damascus Road to open for Jesse Romero

Contact info on the flier.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Avatar - It's just a movie for goodness sakes!

I can't tell you how many friends I talk with that are promoting the film (Avitar) that say something to the effect "It's just a movie, it doesn't have any hidden agenda!."


"Why can't you just turn off your mind and just see the movie?"

If you've read (I say read because though I tuned in to the Oscar's for about 45 minutes, I didn't see much more) some of the responses of the celeb's on the Avitar movie, including James Cameron himself, the denial that the movie doesn't have a message that the director wants you to come away with goes down the tubes......

InsideScoop has the post on this "cat-out-of-the-bag" moments of the Oscar Awards night.

James Cameron congratulates himself for rooting against humanity
Anyhow, Cameron was joined by Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, and they made deep, heavy observations about Avatar and related topics. So deep. So heavy. Like a book of poetry by Britney Spears:

James: I guess I'm most proud of the fact that we made a big commercial movie and it played by the rules of a big commercial movie—we reached a big global audience—but we did it with a message. And I would even argue that some of the success of the film is based on the fact that people are feeling this other level to it. It's connecting them to nature, it's connecting them to a sense of an important cause.

Sigourney: I think that's what so wonderful is that people come up and the first thing they say is, "I've never seen anything like it, and it's so moving."

Zoe: Yeah, I think about a month ago I took my niece and she's only six—and we did talk about this, about how it might not be appropriate for kids under a certain age—but a 6 year old, they get up every 20 minutes to go to the bathroom . For 2 hours 40 minutes, she never got up, never uttered a word. It touched her in such a way that I'm driving her home and I'm like, "So do you want to talk about it?" and she's like, "I think I might need a moment." There was this peace. She got it, it made her feel.

Sam: Well, you listen to a song, okay? The first time you listen to a song you get off on the beat or the way it's put together or the way the band plays it. The first time you see this you get blown apart by the emotion of it, the world that you've created, all the special visual effects. But you only keep going back to the song over and over again if the words actually hit your heart, and people aren't just coming back to this movie twice or three times. We're talking to people who've seen it five or ten times.

James: The film asks us to look at ourselves as human beings from the outside, really if you think about it, from nature's point of view. If we could go and take the perspective of nature and look back at ourselves, that's what the film is doing and by the end of the movie you're rooting for nature.

I don't care so much of a message the movie wants you do see. Most if not all movies do. I just hate when individuals don't want to admit it.

"Just turn off your mind and enjoy the movie" just doen't cut it for me. Especially this movie which has a message of 'humanity vs. nature'.

The message: Nature should win.

Health Care Bill - Abortion, who is right?

AmP has the post. Thanks AmP

Who is right on the Abortion funding? (video)
The commentary I posted yesterday has prompted more than a few folks to ask me to back up my claim that the Senate health care legislation is indeed pro-abortion. Rep. Stupak is also in the targets now for his identical claims. Look at ABC World News try to claim he’s a liar:

Health Care Bill - Hidden Goodies...NOT!

Here's an Eye opener on what's hidden in the health care package.

....there's a prize in every package. (Malt-o-meal slogan)

Hidden Dangers:
It's all supposed to be voluntary, those "home visits" that are tucked into the mammoth Obamacare bill. If you have a strong stomach, and stronger bottom, you can find home visitation on pages 568-595. That's Section 2951 of H.R. 3590, the Senate bill that Harry Reid brought down the chimney on Christmas Eve.

All voluntary, they say, but once you "volunteer" to have the oh-so-helpful folks from Social Services come in to help with your newborns, or with a number of other specified issues, will you ever be able to get rid of them? MORE

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Pelosi, The U.S. Catholic Bishops: Abortion Funding in H.C. Bill

The continued insistence of Madame Speaker Pelosi that the proposed Senate bill does not allow for the funding of abortions and her continued insistence to align herself with the U.S. Catholic Bishops is perplexing to say the least.

No matter how many times she is shown the errors of her argument it produces only more denials.

Again with the explanation against her arguments as stated in the last posts link:

“We do not know how anyone who has spoken to the bishops could conclude that the Senate health care bill does not fund abortions. As the bishops have said in their letters to Congress, abortion problems in the Senate bill are so serious that, despite our strong support for expanding access to health care, we will have to oppose the bill unless they are resolved," he said.

“While the Senate bill includes some language limiting the direct use of tax credits to subsidize abortion coverage, it still violates longstanding federal precedent on abortion funding in two ways," Doerflinger explained.

“First, the Senate’s abortion language limits only use of tax credits for abortion in qualified health plans, not other funding in the bill. For example, the bill authorizes and appropriates $7 billion for services at community health centers (increased to $11 billion in the President’s new proposal). The Hyde amendment does not prevent direct use of these billions of dollars for elective abortions (because the funds are not provided through the appropriations bill governed by Hyde); nor does any provision in the Senate bill," the pro-life Catholic leader said.

“Second, the Senate’s language on tax credits still allows subsidies for overall health plans that cover elective abortions, against the policy of the Hyde amendment and other longstanding federal laws. The bill requires each American purchasing such a plan to make a separate payment to the insurer every month, solely to pay for other people’s abortions. This is an enormous imposition on the consciences of the millions of Americans who oppose abortion," Doerflinger concluded in his statement.

Maybe Ms. Pelosi's views as a Catholic Politician need to be corrected again as well...

This article by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput as posted at Catholic Culture Blog is a great way to do this as well as self education on the impact of President Kennedy's speech on Religion in the Political area, which he made some 50 years ago, and it's fruits we see today.

I can only hope the Ms. Pelosi would read it as well.

Christianity in American Political Life

Fifty years ago this fall, in September 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic candidate for president, spoke to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. He had one purpose. He needed to convince 300 uneasy Protestant ministers, and the country at large, that a Catholic like himself could serve loyally as our nation’s chief executive. Kennedy convinced the country, if not the ministers, and went on to be elected. And his speech left a lasting mark on American politics. It was sincere, compelling, articulate – and wrong. Not wrong about the patriotism of Catholics, but wrong about American history and very wrong about the role of religious faith in our nation’s life. And he wasn’t merely “wrong.” His Houston remarks profoundly undermined the place not just of Catholics, but of all religious believers, in America’s public life and political conversation. Today, half a century later, we’re paying for the damage.

Health Care Bill: It goes on and on and on...

It's like, how many times do we have to say NO!

How many time do we have to ask 'How Do We Pay For it!

The Big Problem with Health Care Is Cost, Not Access

Obamacare: Still a Threat to Your Life

Obama says will use reconciliation to pass health care


Pelosi Again Denies Abortion Funding in Health Care Bill: I Talked With the Bishops

Most Expensive Non-House Sale...Ever!

This the house that was almost bought. It's on the French Riviera.
Just to drop this amount of money down on a house and then say...keep it. wow...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Culinary News: Eating Lottery Ticket

No this is no new delicacy in the culinary world but it is bizarre non the less and it does give me indigestion as well.

Lottery Winner Eats $15,000 Winning Lottery Ticket
Cabin crew on a Thursday flight from Krakow, Poland, to the U.K.'s East Midlands airport congratulated the winner and advised him to claim his prize directly from the company which runs the lottery, according to

But he apparently became so upset that he was not able to collect the prize mid-flight that he decided to digest his winning scratch card ... invalidating his claim.

Vatican II Lessons

Vatican II Lessons have been the topic from Catholic Culture blog.

Dr. Jeff Mirus has put together a short lesson plan on this and its well worth following.

Vatican II on the Church: Introduction
The third document issued by the Second Vatican Council, on November 21, 1964, is undoubtedly the crown jewel—the impressive Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium). It is one of the Council's two major documents on the Church, the other being the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. The former document is clearly devoted to describing the nature of the Church in her deepest identity, while the latter is pastorally oriented toward her specific situation in the modern age, and her mode of action in contemporary circumstances.