Saturday, July 30, 2011

Coulter vs Ex-Father Albert

Late last week Ann Coulter was a guest on Ex-Catholic Priest Albert Cutie's TV show (why Fox allowed this to be a part of their network lineup, I don't know)

Ann in her 'in your face' way tries to explain why single motherhood is not the plan of Christ in bringing up children. Now single mothers do their best to raise children because the father for whatever reasons skip out on their duties. Or maybe a death of a husband as Mary had to raise Jesus. We don't know when Joseph was no longer a part of the family (died) but it definitely was not a divorce situation. No scholars support divorce.

God's intent is to have a father and mother raise their children, that is the best way. We should do everything possible to create marriages to be strong and lasting and most importantly mothers and father partners with God.

Now Coulter gets a whacking from the audience who comprise mostly of single mom's and that suits Cutie just fine. Instead of explaining the proper most successful way to raise a family (Note: this clip doesn't show the complete encounter) but he seems to want to blame the fathers (maybe rightfully so) for their abandonment of their families, though with an audience of mom's, he doesn't know the whole story. No way he's going to lecture the mom's... he's out numbered and let's face it, he's got Coulter on the ropes.

So Coulter's message of children from broken families have a disadvantage and many times end up creating broken families of their own or end up in a life of crime. Not all the time but statistics (as Ann tried to point out) show this. Albert Cutie decides to sidestep these facts and goes with the angry crowd.

Single moms have to deal with the circumstances that befall them, but maybe forming a true relationship before getting married will keep a family of father, mother, children and God strong and life lasting.

Is Albert Cutie really helping the single mom's in the audience or viewing on TV? Is he passing on a Godly message?


So here's the encounter... but then look at a real priest (Fr. Barron) with a true message about marriage and relationships.

No comparison

...and now the real truth

Republicans 2, Democrats 0

So the Republicans have passed 2 plans, the Cap, Cut and Balance plan and the Boehner plan

I heard Reid, Schumer and a few others express their outrage that claimed the Republicans would not negociate.

Ahhhh, excuse me, the Dem's tabled (killed) both plans without any vote, they haven't passed a budget in 800 some day's and now that the have generated this crisis they blame everyone but themselves.

I actually think it's easy to see through their lies, but unbelievably many swallow what they're saying.

What I don't see is the Republicans taking the lead by going in front of the camera and explaining their actions they are letting Reid and Schumer lead the discussion and put out untruths. 




DON'T BE FOOLED! Passing anyone of these plans will not stop a downgrade to our credit rating.

Don't believe me, listen to David  Beers.

U.S. Rating Rests On S&P’s View of Washington  

 As the London-based managing director of sovereign credit ratings at Standard & Poor’s, Beers will help determine whether the U.S. government’s credit rating will be downgraded as a result of the battle over raising the debt limit. 
For us, the issue is not the debt limit -- it’s the underlying fiscal dynamics,” said Beers, who has been rating governments for the company for 20 years. “It’s not obvious to us that this political divide that is proving so difficult to bridge is going to be any more bridgeable three months from now or six months from now or a year from now.”
He said he didn’t know when an S&P committee would decide whether to cut the credit rating. “Depends on events,” he said.

The Great Global Warming Hoax

So from this article NASA has real data that disproves the Global Warming nonsense that's being put out.
It ends up, Roy Spencer (Ph.D) is working with data collected from a satellite that I helped design and build.

Spencer has a book (Climate Confusion) out that's great at explaining weather and how it works.

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Old Movies and Older Songs

I'm watching the movie 'A Good Year' with Russel Crow and I during the movie, I heard a song that caught my fancy.

I had to look it up.

It's a little before my time (not by much) but it's kind of nice.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One of My Favorite Old Movies

I love this movie. The story and it's message of  'giving' is one that is not lived today enough.

If you can Netflix it, do it, you won't regret it.

Lilies of the Field

Something for the weekend.  The closing “Amen sequence” from the film Lillies of the Field (1963).  The film was based on Williamn Edmund Barrett’s novel of the same name which was inspired by his admiration for  the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Walburga in Colorado.

Catholic Social Doctrine

Most Catholics couldn't tell you what the official teaching of the church is on this; Catholic Social Doctrine.

They may hold some ideology that they think is the official teaching, either from the Right or Left, but most likely it's some crumb of the truth.

I found this book and it's extremely informative.

Church, State, And Society - An Introduction To Catholic Social Doctrine by J. Brian Benestad

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bishop Chaput - Media Welcoming in Philly, Anti-Catholic

While Bishop Chaput's appointment to Philly is a very big gain for the Diocese there, the secular media doesn't see it that way.

They know the type of orthodox man the good Bishop's is and they are not afraid to say so.

Check out this press conference:

At Philly Church Presser, AP Shows Its Distaste for the Catholic Church

If anyone still has any doubt about the utter distaste that many in the media have for the Catholic Church, one does not need to look any further than the "question and answer" session during the press conference in Philadelphia today (Tue. 9/19/11) welcoming the region's new Archbishop Charles Chaput.
A woman from the Associated Press stood with a question for the new archbishop. (I am unable to confirm 100%, but I am almost certain the woman was Maryclaire Dale, who submitted this article about the event.) Paraphrasing her words, the AP woman essentially asked, "If you are all about justice and compassion, as you've said in the past, then why did you oppose a proposed law in Colorado lifting the statute of limitations for abuse claims?" (Before arriving as the new archbishop of Philadelphia today, Abp. Chaput was Archbishop of Denver since 1997.)


Monday, July 18, 2011

A word on the National Debit from a Catholic Perspective

I'm presently doing some personal research and study on Catholic Social Doctrine.

There's so much out there and you hear so much from fellow Catholics, even one's pastor, and most of all so called Catholics in the political arena that it can be quite difficult to find what's the truth.

Now that our parish has brought in the progressive ICUC/PICO organization into our church, it's a definite wake-up call for me to do some studying to find the truth.

So I'm starting out with this book by a Catholic Professor J. Brian Benestad.  I had to do a little research on him as well and he looks pretty knowledgeable and in line with Catholic teaching.

Benestad's book, An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine - Catholic Moral Thought, look like a great place to start.

I'm also ordering this book: "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church by Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, along with Companion to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church by Padraig Corkery

So do a little studying yourself. Especially before the up coming elections. The aim of the Left is to use the churches to promote a progressive agenda. Many of our priest are falling for it. They are being mislead into bringing in these organizations (ICUC/PICO) into our churches.

A wake-up article:

Another Leftist Religious Group With Alleged Ties to Soros, Secular Non-Profits

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Articles: July 16, 2011

Just relaxing on a Saturday afternoon. Did some lawn work earlier and now dinner is almost done. Just a few minutes to look over a few of my favorite sites.

Vatican Excommunicates Chinese Bishop Ordained Without Papal Approval

The Vatican said Saturday that a bishop ordained in China this week without papal approval had acted in defiance of the Holy See and was automatically excommunicated.

Amid a deepening standoff with Beijing, the Vatican issued a strongly worded statement denouncing the ordination and said Pope Benedict XVI “once again deplores the manner in which the church in China is being treated.”

Watch out for the 7 ways to achieve transhumanism

Transhumanism is a insidious philosophy that many people are simply unaware of.  It is time to become aware.  Transhumanism seeks not just to cure disease but to change the nature of man.  To make him more than human with whatever means are available, whether it is with nanotechnology, artificial limbs, artificial intelligence, or genetic enhancement.  Transhumanists have societies and magazines and conferences. They even argue that the writings of a Jesuit priest will convince Christians of their cause.  It seems like benign science fiction, but transhumansim is far from it.  It rejects the nature of humanity the fundamental principles that have governed society for thousands of years.  Transhumanists envision a world where man is a master of technology and wields it to his advantage.  They do not realize that what they advocate will do the exact opposite.   It will make man a slave to the technology he creates.

California Senate Bill Mandates Gay History in Schools

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the lengthy list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies lessons under a landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate.
If the bill is adopted by the state Assembly and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California would become the first state to require the teaching of gay history.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Benedict - We run the risk of perverting the identity of the Church

Message from Pope Benedict... a warning we must all heed.

Reported by Protect the Pope, the Holy Father has given an address to a synod of an Italian diocese that expands the Holy See’s recent campaign to re-assert Catholic identity among Catholic Development agencies to include Catholic dioceses. I have highlighted some of his words as they struck my ear as having a resonance with his themes of re-enchanting the liturgy and re-evangelising the Western world through emphasising the unique purpose of the Church as a spiritual organism. I was also struck by a resonance with the recent Adoratio Conference whose theme was "From Adoration to Evangelisation". I think it also helps to explain why it is that the young people now exploring a vocation in the Church are seen as too Church focussed and traditional by some of the older generation who have been so dissapointed by the fruits of the "spirit of the Council". Those called to the Priesthood and Religious Life surely are drawn by what is distinctive in the Church, not by what many other social and philanthropic organisations share with it - in other words the love of God in the Church Jesus founded.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Articles: July 11, 2011

Relaxing this morning. I'm off from work today so before I head outside to do the yard, I had a chance to have a cup of coffee, the first one in about a month.

I've stopped my regular routine of a couple of cups in the morning. Makes me too jittery so this morning's cup was a treat for me.

So... armed with my java I had a change to sip and read a few of my favorite blogs and news sites.

The cloud cover in So.Cal is quickly burning off. Look like another very hot day here.

Enjoy the reads.

MON. EXTRA: FR. CORAPI & S.O.L.T. - Still can't get enough of Corapi?... The Pupit

 Summer Reads: Some of the books I'm reading through the summer

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper  

Against All Enemies - Tom Clancy

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America - Coulter

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper - Seal Team Six Member

Love in Truth (Caritas in Veritate) -B16, Reading this for the third time

More Articles:

Beware of 'If-Then' Budget Deals- American Spectator

The Conclusion of Harry Potter - American Catholic











Sunday, July 10, 2011

Abortion is Okay Since a Possible Saint Had One..... NOT!

This is why I don't consider the CNN Religion Section anything but a joke.

You have so called scholars there that will try to undermine TRUE Catholic teachings. Their argument?

"If a Saint did it, hey abortion must be okay"

Wow, in my opinion, these scholars are educated beyond their intelligence.

CNN Religion Section is a place to avoid if you're looking for anything regarding honest true faith.

CNN: Can a Saint Have An Abortion?

Isn't it ironic that I find pretty much everything written at CNN's "Belief blog" unbelievable?

Steven Prothero, a Religion Professor at Boston University, in dealing with the question of possible sainthood for Dorothy Day wonders whether Catholics can abide a saint who's had an abortion.

Of course the answer is that last I checked most of the saints had a few sins. (Saint Augustine call your office) Prothero's question is similar to asking whether sinners can become saints. Duh.

Prothero finally says that Day can become a saint but comes at the answer from an odd perspective. He concludes that abortion's not really a big deal and Dorothy Day can become a saint because polling indicates the public is split over abortion. Because, you know, sainthood is decided by polling. 


Fr. Barron comments on the CNN Religion Section and I agree with his final words.

Prepare yourselves for battle. Know your faith, know their arguments, and most importantly know the faith true arguments.

Never stop educating yourselves in your faith.

Remember what Paul said, '...when I was a child I thought like a child. Now that I'm an adult I must think like an adult.'

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July 2011

Thank  you to all our troops throughout the world.

Happy 4th of July to all!

Nothing like having family around with Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and some apple pie.

Or Hay anything on the menu for that matter is great on this weekend.

It's in the 90's here in Southern California...HOT!....but I love it.

A few articles on this 4th. Drudge has a headline article to honor a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Well, we as Catholic have one to honor of our own.

Charles Carroll is the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence but many fought in the War.

Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Without Morals A Republic Cannot Subsist Any Length of Time

And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
                                           George Washington, Farewell Address
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, as he signed his name when he added his signature to the Declaration of Independence, was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.  When he died at the age of 95, he was the last of the Signers to depart this vale of tears.

And a few more articles to read on this Catholic American Day.

Catholics and America’s Founding

By George J. Marlin   
For this Fourth of July weekend, a little history lesson. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the vast majority of Catholics sided with the revolutionaries, because they considered themselves American, not British. “They understood the genius of America,” wrote the distinguished Catholic historian, Theodore Maynard, “Without hesitation they threw in their lot with Congress.”

Charles Carroll, founding father and "an exemplar of Catholic and republican virtue"

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only son of Charles Carroll of Annapolis, was born in 1737 and died in November 1832. He was the lone Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and the last of the signers to die. Last year I interviewed Dr. Brad Birzer, Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College and author of American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll (ISI, 2010). Here is some of that interview:

Chesterton Defines and Defends Patriotism

The opening section of G. K. Chesterton's essay, "The Patriotic Idea", first published in 1904, and included in G. K. Chesterton: Collected Works, Volume XX: Christendom in Dublin, Irish Impressions, The New Jerusalem, A Short History of England (also available in softcover), which was edited by Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.:


The scepticism of the last two centuries has attacked patriotism as it has attacked all the other theoretic passions of mankind, and in the case of patriotism the attack has been interesting and respectable because it has come from a set of modern writers who are not mere sceptics, but who really have an organic belief in philosophy and politics. Tolstoy, perhaps the greatest of living Europeans, has succeeded in founding a school which, whatever its faults (and they are neither few nor small), has all the characteristics of a great religion. Like a great religion, it is positive, it is public, above all, it is paradoxical. The Tolstoyan enjoys asserting the hardest parts of his belief with that dark and magnificent joy which has been unknown in the world for nearly four hundred years. He enjoys saying, “No man should strike a blow even to defend his country,” in the same way that Tertullian enjoyed saying,“Credo quia impossible.”

Sunday, July 03, 2011

'Confirm thy Soul' - Carl Olson

Great post by Carl Olson of Insight Scoop.....4th July matterial.

This Fourth of July, "Confirm thy soul in self-control" and other virtues

From an essay, "This Fourth of July: Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control", by the prolific Dr. Paul Kengor:
I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of fireworks. Here it is: Confirm thy soul in self-control.
What do I mean by that? Let me explain.

Sunday Before the 4th of July

Just got out of mass (Which had a terrible 4th of July message on welcoming our New Americans...the illegal immigrates - more on that later)and getting a bite to eat at home before I go see the new Transformer movie... I thought I'd peruse the blogs before I leave.

Found this great commentary by Father Barron of Word on Fire on CBS's elimination of the 'Under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance

Friday, July 01, 2011

Da Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan Style

A rare 'Unplugged' version of Stevie's Pride and Joy.

When you've finished with this treat... listen to the electric version.