Monday, December 31, 2012
Don't get me wrong there were some days I thought would never end and some crosses that were quite heavy but, through the grace from above the year as a whole was filled with good memories and I thank God for every day of it.
Some final thoughts as we (in Los Angeles) tick down the final hours of 2012.
1) I am so thankful for my family. They are my life and God has been most generous in helping me provide for them and keeping my inner circle so close. He has blessed us many times over this year.
2) Thank you for friends and acquaintances...yes I get by with a little help from my friends.....
3) I haven't been able to blog as I want to and well I'll probably never have the complete amount of time I need to. However, I do enjoy sharing my thoughts. I promise to post more positive than negative post, but I'll still be honest in my post of what I believe and welcoming to different opinions that I both agree with and disagree with. Please share your thoughts with me?
4) Well, Oh, Oh right. I'll make it a point to get back to the gym. I'm not over weight or completely out of shape. Thank God for a good gene pool but I do need to exercise more than I have this past year.
5) I plan to be more vocal about my faith.Not to be 'in your face' however it seems to be the trend of today, to silence the voice of faith in the public forum. I plan to be a counter weight to that in my actions as well as what I say.
6) Patience, I noticed a slip in my level of patience. Call it age in regards to stubbornness, but I must be more aware of my short comings here and exercise more patience.
7) It's hard to admit this but as some Catholic scholars and bloggers have pointed out, we now are living in a post Christian nation. ....very sad.
But that could mean a stronger church with those of stronger faith. The Catholic Church has always become stronger making its way through tough times. In it's long history of ups and downs, this fact has been quite evident.
When Rome persecuted Christians, Rome became a Christian nation. When the Renaissance produced faults with individuals in the Church which eventually lead to the 1500's and the birth of the Reformation, the Catholic Church corrected its wrongs and once again flourished. The recent Church scandal set the church in a bad light but now it seems to be coming around again.
Now though, the public forum seems to be excluding the voice of the Church and many self proclaimed faithful seem to agree with this exclusion.
Now is the time to double down on our faith. We know what the final out come is and we have nothing to fear. The Catholic Church will prevail as promised by Jesus.
So lets be bold together and "Not be afraid!"
This is the year of Faith as proclaimed by Pope Benedict. Let's make this next year a growth year for our Church by bringing back those in our families that have fallen away. Let's correct those who proclaim what the church is Not. Let's increase our prayer life daily.
God Bless all who have shared in this small unimportant blog. I thank you for your visits and what comments I get
Happy New Years!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Rightfully so, many have wondered why this has happened and many more are wondering how we can prevent such a tragedy from happening again.
Huckabee of Foxnews expressed it as having a nation that pushes out God at every opportunity and then, we're surprised when un-Godly things happen. Well that's a view point that won't get express much.
With all this outrage about this loss, the cry for Gun laws is the primary call for remedy and it seems the solve all for this kind of event. Stronger gun laws ...no one gets shot right?
I don't think so. Evil exist and will always find a way to raise it's ugly head.
The only remedy for evilness is Godliness.
We can be outraged and again rightfully so, with the loss of the 20 innocent lives but we can kill 1 Million babies through abortion every year and that's okay.
Where's the outrage to that?
"Lets get rid of all guns to stop the killing of our children!"
Okay, lets stop Abortion and the murder of innocent babies.
Seems like on one hand killing children is unacceptable and on the other it's a right.
Doesn't make sense to me. You can't have it both ways
My heart was breaking looking at the faces of those lost in the shooting. These young lives that were just beginning with futures ahead of them that could have benefited our society, that could have enriched everyone around them were cut short and not allowed to flower.
This is the same thing with those innocent children who get aborted everyday without fan fare or community outrage as their live are cut short, never given a chance to benefit our society or enrich everyone around them. I wonder what their faces would have looked like, the smiles, the eyes with life shining from them.
Yes we need to address the present tragedy and yes lets look at gun laws without violating our constitutional rights and lets look at mental illness and school safety. Let look at all of that.
...AND lets look at a real stopper to killing children...ABORTION !
Got Bless the innocent children.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Hobbit and Virtue
...then view the trailer
Friday, November 23, 2012
Now I'm just relaxing with TCM on the tube as they play some of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movies.
Can't go wrong with these thrillers. Set the TiVo if you can't enjoy now. Maybe your in one of those Black Friday lines....not me, I'm staying away from that madness
Anyways, here's a clip that may entice you....
North by Northwest
Thursday, November 22, 2012
...he kind of saved the day for the pilgrims.
Squanto the Catholic Hero of Thanksgiving
I can relate to the "...not too old" message.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Anger, disgust, sadness, prayerful, contemplation, realization, and now while I'm not at the "at peace" stage, I'm more accepting of the state of life we're in today in our communities and a nation as a whole.
Accepting but not disengaged, and not without a path to follow. I came across this article by Fr. McCloskey that outlines much of my feelings.
Have a read and here's a thought ....how about a comment or two.
...hello is anybody out there?
The Recent Unpleasantness by Fr. McCloskey
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I will be posting soon. Life's challenges have been keeping me very busy, however I'm missing keeping in up with blogging.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The WARN ACT requires a 60 day notice. I know about this since I work in the Defense Industry.
The O administration has asked Defense companies to disobey this law....unprecedented from a self proclaimed "Transparent" administration.
This is going to hit the Defense companies very hard...lots of layoffs. And to think President Obama wants to hide this from the employees prior to the elections to help his re-election.
Now we have a President that wants Employers to lie and break the law.
What a nice New Years surprise. Thanks Obama you really do care.
What whatever Obama's real thoughts are my own lead me to believe that he is not a close friend of Israel.
View this video...
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
...like how my medical insurance coverage from my employer went up since 2009 by $6,000 dollars. I now pay $10,000 per year. Now most of that is my choice because I choose to maintain my present coverage. It would be less per year...but that would mean much less coverage.
...should I take the chance?
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It's a free event and all you need to do is bring a 'Can good' with you to the event. The can goods will be for their feeding the poor ministry.
The movie is an unexpected success and with Dinesh there to answer question, it will prove to be an educational fun filled event.
Now I'm Catholic but that won't stop me from taking advantage of this event.
For more information: Dinesh D'Souza So Cal
In one instance the theology of "I only say things that are non-controversial", the church of feel good
The other tells the whole truth firm, with charity and love
What say you?
Just give the whole truth..
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1) Marriage, Man and Women ----Change
2) Freedom of Religion ----Change
3) 16 Trillion Debt
4) Government Dependency
5) Class Warfare
They also want to change the country's flag
...This isn't my flag!
Stars and Stripes forever!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The only odd thing is while it will be protrayed as something bad IT'S ALL TRUE.
There are 47%, and I would say more...who have come to depend on that hand full of peanuts the government doles out in a form of a monthly checks that will become a vote in the Obama ballot box.
It won't be because of the great presidency of Barack, but the promise of more handouts and most Americans won't want to give that up. They will gladly give up their freedoms and their souls for "a pocket full of mumbles such are promises", as Paul Simon said in the Boxer.
Like the images of the Los Angeles streets of a bank robber flinging money out the window of the car being chased by LAPD, and hundreds of people coming out of their houses to pick up the stolen money. All the while thinking it is okay to take the stolen money. All thieves that they are.
The same is happening with this election. Obama is the bandit flinging money out the window of DC with thousands coming out to pick up their share, as if it will make any difference in their life's circumstances.
And while the Obama campaign will call foul on this, it's the exact same thing they are doing by alienating the other half of America, the so called rich, actually the middle class. Those that would call out the other half of America living on the pocket books of those who prefer to work through their struggles.
Yes, there are plenty of those who are really struggling but I believe many more are illegitimate in this claim.
This is an election that will go down in infamy.
What is America Today?
I don't know...I look around and wonder 'What the heck is happening'.
I see and feel the affects of the economy, just like I expect everyone else in America is.
We work hard, pay my taxes, pull the belt tighter and tighter with each month.
Watch my insurance rates climb higher and higher and forced to choose lesser coverage because of it as many others.
I see family members and friends struggle to keep pace with the economy, and to hold on to a jobs that no longer have any permanence.
401k's and retirements look way out of reach...and many fast approaching the age where they thought they'd be comfortably anticipating leaving the job commute and living a humble yet feasible life style. That won't happen now, not sure it will ever happen.
Yet, I look around at iPhone lines with people I'm sure are no better off. How can they afford it much less pay for the monthly service charges
Over 8.1 percent jobless rate and that's not counting those who have given up.
Food stamp usage has doubled, but I see plenty of cars and SUV's trucks with expensive rims and tires.
I just can't figure it out.
Reality doesn't seem to be well....reality.
The President assures us "yes we are better off than 4 years ago"
Really? I mean ....REALLY!
The election polls in favor of Obama seem to portray a time of prosperity...with 16 Trillion in debt!
I honestly believe we've reached that tipping point where those with their hands out are out numbering those who have there hands in there wallets paying out more....only there isn't any.
How many of us know of family members who have the latest this and the latest that and we have no idea where they are getting the money. They certainly don't have jobs or have any major investments?
Some of these family members are out of work and aren't looking and still they play on their iPhone's are leaving for Las Vegas again for another fun weekend.
I'm afraid we've come to that point where a majority of Americans seem to be dependent on the government and don't want to give up that dependency.
Many Catholics have sided with the Obama administration either having been fooled by the his social agenda claims of caring for the poor or are just too comfortable with not living a life style true to their faith.
Blunt but true and to the point.
So what should be expected is a very close race if not leaning toward an Obama second term.
And what then, I shudder to think.
More debt, more abortions, more poverty, more government control and forfeiture of freedoms including faith.
Inevitable, not at all. Just something to ponder very seriously.
These are just some thoughts. My faith is in God.
This post is not meant to promote despair of fear. I know many have had some of these thoughts.
Deep prayer is called for and we need to get off out duffs and talk with fellow Catholics, family members and friends, work colleagues about living out their true faith and coming to terms with an over dependency of government. As Catholics we must be a witness to our faith in everything and everywhere, including the voting booth.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Here's an example of the vomit this move has generated:
“I wanna torture him with a shot [to] his knee cap, then blow his eyes with [a] knife, take a chain saw and cut his penis, then a hot rod would be given to his ass, then kill him until he is hanged till death,” funkyfolk1110 wrote. “Kill this bastard,” said another user.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
It seems everyday the administration is releasing comments and statements that totally contradict reality.
"It's all because of a video on youtube"
"Yes, you are off better than 4 years ago"
"No, the radical Muslims don't hate us.."
other comments made that are not true:
"If you like your healthcare provider, you can keep them." (That was the first thing the got change for me)
"You wont' have to pay one more penny for your healthcare" (That was the second thing that got changed for me and every year it increases)
I guess they think if they say it enough people will believe them.
Bolton sets the record straight on the comments from Carney
You've got to view this video.
Maybe we should sent this to the Muslim world to view.
I've seen and heard about more insulting things protrayed about my Catholic faith, and those pieces of art or movies or comments by well know individuals and so called celebrites are right there in your face promoted in public.
I don't see Catholics burning down buildings or mob rioting.
What upsets me about this action from the Feds and authorites, is that it seems to me that there is a hope if they proceed to go after this idiot film maker that it will appease the Muslim Brother Hood and every Muslim extremist so that they will leave us alone.
So this article pin points where he and his family lives, identify his religious affiliations all in the hope to divert attacks on the U.S.
All this will do is put his whole family in danger and put every Christian in the gun sights of the radicals.
You have our State Department using every opportunity to say " ...it wasn't us it was this guy, just leave us alone" What about freedom of speech?
I totally disagree with the content of this movie (I've only seen the trailers) and believe me where this short video would have probably gone un-noticed it's now being protrayed in the media as the cause of all our ills in the Middle East.
What a bunch of bologna.
You have Press Secretary Carny saying it has nothing to do with U.S. policy or hatred for the United States.
Come on, were not stupid.
Where there is weakness as our present administration has shown (pulling out of the Middle East, not doing anything of substance to stop Iran, no game plan in Afghanistan except give a pull out date) it will be exploited.
I'm not saying we should go and bomb anyone. But I am saying when you show weakness , when you try to buy a bully off, when you try to just ignore the obvious, it's only going to make you a prime target.
Symbolicly lynching this idiot film maker in public isn't going to change anything in the Middle East.
The history of radical Islam is well documented from it's inception to present times.
There may be a many good Muslims who support us and reject this violence. I wish they would be more vocal in their protest against this. But it seems they don't outnumber the controlling radicals that are on the news.
Strength is the only remedy.
LA Sheriff: Feds interview Calif. filmmaker
Sunday, September 09, 2012
A Fall release, remember to watch for this movie near you.
Website: Restless Heart
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Every Friday I fast from eating during the day with only meal at dinner time with my family. I do this not to bring attention to myself, in fact no-one at work knows that I do this. Not even most of my family members.
I do this to thank God for all his blessings of the week and for the graces he's given me to carry me through any hard times and moments of crisis that might arise during the course of life.
So Friday at 3:00pm, the time of the Passion of Jesus, remember to set your alarms for a short prayer time maybe with a fellow Catholic
The article calls for only on the first of every month but I don't think every Friday is a tough request. Make it a permanent part of your life.
Catholic Church calls for public prayers in offices on Fridays
Friday, September 07, 2012
Prayer for protection of life and the Un-born, of the protection of Religious Liberty, of our men and women in the Armed Forces...
The Unwelcome Cardinal Dolan
The Topic is Freedom or Slavery: The Church in the US
Come join us....
The Papal mitre (of Pope Benedict XVI's coat of arms) is silver and bears three bands of gold (representing the three powers: Orders, Jurisdiction and Magisterium), joined at the centre to show their unity in the same person.
Truly Catholics Presents:
"Freedom or Slavery; The Church in the U.S.
Monday, September 03, 2012
Well let's take a look at the 2008 and 2012 elections message from the president.
(thanks The American Catholic Blog)
...No I'm not kidding, the media is doing this judgement.....really?
Naturally they point out the (some of the) U.S. Bishop's letter objecting to Ryan's proposed budget cuts.
Again with the Media: 'we define what catholic means' ..and 'we're going to beat you over the head with your own confusing statements'.
Okay....here's an article that can hopefully set things straight.
What about what would have happened to the soldiers in the operation?
The mother say's it best...
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Both Solidarity and Subsidiarity together.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
A few observations.....
1) The out rage of this new book centers around the near release of this story and it's secrets. The thing that most confuses me in all these news reports and accusations of SEAL secrets being divulged is that....well....NO ONE HAS READ THE BOOK YET!
The co-author said he believes there is no Classified information for whatever that's worth. I would assume he could be held as an accomplice if there is.
No one knows what the book actually says! Yes, proper authorities have not reviewed it yet. They would be the ones that would at least comb the book for Classified information. But has anyone else read the book? Can anyone else point to anything specifically that would justify the accusation of the revealing of Classified information? I'm sure his fellow SEAL's have and the fact that the first hand account is out doesn't mean anything. There are plenty of other books about SEAL Team accounts of Bin Laden raid as well as other missions from Team members. I don't hear a cry of "traitor" going out for them.
The Commander and Chief's co-operation with film makers for political reasons in the up coming movie due out between now and December has generated the same out cry from the SEAL's group. No-one has seen that film either to be fair.
Other media released informations has pointed to a true release (from somewhere) of classified information.
How about the release of the SEAL Team members name? Isn't that a Classified item?
What if the accusations prove false and the books contents are deemed benign? What then? The only classified information would be the revealing of the name of the individual and the persecution in the media of this individual.
2) If the accusations do prove true, hero or not that would be serious and I believe he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
I realize he is now retired and I read something about the SEAL Team author not getting benefits or having a difficult time financially. That still wouldn't justify his actions, should the accusations be true, war hero or not.
I to have a security clearance for my job at work. When I retire or encounter financial troubles (beyond what I can mustard through now) that doesnt' give me the right to publish a book on what I know and seen to augment my financial necessities. I wouldn't even think of that.
I'm well aware of the paperwork I signed and re-iterated my understanding of the consequences during my polygraphs. No excusses.
3) My third point, why does it seem that the media who is playing out this story, revealing the name of the individual and all, why do they seem to me to be such hypocrites?
Let's see, when they (media) reveals classified information it's "their duty" to keep the public informed. It doesn't seem to matter who's lives they put in danger. The claim is that the individual in this case is only doing it for profit. Okay that may be partially true (we don't know all the facts yet) but does that mean the media isn't doing it for profit?
Not sure where this is all going to lead. Maybe the media is using this individuals actions to justify the Commander in-Chief's actions.
Does two wrongs make a right?
Are there indeed two wrongs here?
We just don't know all the facts...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ooops! Did I say that out loud?
We’ll I guess the opposing campaign and Main Stream Media will have to address that won’t they?
And they have with today’s article in The Daily Caller Blog, referencing an interview.
Hoping to discredit Mr. Ryan on his economic stance with arguments that would add to the debate and give voters a chance to decide isn’t enough for a win so let’s see what Paul Ryan’s former pastor has to say about his Catholicity.
To be fair Senator Ryan has stated his Catholicity and how his faith has aided in forming his stance on economics regarding the poor…so I guess it’s fair. Reverend Wright has been compared although I’m not sure it’s an equal fair comparison.
So let’s begin with an interview with his former pastor Father Stephen Umhoefer.
First off the interview is with a very left leaning media group, Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). Sounds like a dirt finding mission but let’s read on.
To prep the good Fathers remarks, the article points out the letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, call for Catholics to “resist for moral and human reasons” Ryan’s ‘Path to Prosperity’… (A mistake in my opinion)
Oh and just for flavor, the faculty at Georgetown, Ayn Rand references…
Ok, now let’s toss into this salad of discredit, the rhetoric of Father Umhoefer.
The first question is how does this affect the poor. And everything else follows from that. That doesn't mean it's a Republican or Democrat [question] -- you could argue that. But the primary question is how does this affect the poor?"
Umhoefer said that Ryan's lack of attention to the poor and the emphasis on individualism espoused by role models such as Ayn Rand concerned him. "Paul would say that the only way to save the country from a coming [fiscal] disaster is 'follow my plan.'" But according to Umhoefer, the problem is "you can't tell somebody that in ten years your economic situation is going to be just wonderful because meanwhile your kids may starve to death."
The Father says he has never sat down to discuss politics with Mr. Ryan but what the heck right. Let the Father judge him on what he thinks Ryan really believes.
As a final crouton, I mean comment let’s ask Ryan to keep his Catholic views to himself…
Now before you dot the I’s and cross the T’s on judging Paul Ryan GOP VP Candidate, Bishop Madison’s Catholic Bishop Robert Morlino has also weighed in.
So, you have some church leaders saying Nay and others saying Yea.
The hardest part for me in reading this article and its various links was reading the Comments. It’ very hard to say this but it appears the media and the Obama campaign is winning…Winning in the sense of dividing and confusing Catholics who are not educated in the true teachings of Catholic Social Doctrine and are being further confused by clergy who are well meaning but some who are equally ignorant of Catholic teachings in Social Doctrine. How do we tell the difference?
Where does one turn to for the truth if you can’t rely on the leaders of one’s own church to set the record straight with ONE VOICE?
With the exception of the Intrinsic Evils (Abortion, Euthanasia) the other non-intrinsic evils of social justice (helping the poor, caring for the sick and elderly…) are prudential judgments and Catholics are allowed to have a difference of opinion. But we should always look to the truths of what the Catholic Church teaches to inform our consciences.
The laity is going to have to tread carefully and with much prayer in educating oneself in the true teachings of the Catholic Church.
Hearing it taught from the pulpit isn’t going to happen with any fluidity. Not with all the homilies on what the second collection is about this Sunday. Helping the poor in this matter is charitable but after seeing the same homilist return every year around the same time you kind of get the feeling that this poverty thing isn’t going to end anytime soon and with one’s own finances dwindling one can’t always give as much as one would like.
No real substance to what the church teaches is ever really given fully (with a few exceptions), just that feeling of guilt for not being the one in your pew that doesn’t put anything in the basket.
There’s got to be more to helping the poor without going poor yourself.
And I hate those that say, ”well, unless you give your last dime…you’re not really giving.”
Really?, I’m sorry but I am just not at that level in my faith just yet I guess, cuz dragging my family into poverty just to say I gave my last dime isn’t going to happen. Maybe it’s that over-zealous “self preservation” gene in me. And yes I do know the difference of given from surplus and given from your need.
They even have you at the checkout stand at the local grocery store.
“Would you like to give to such-and-such organization? It’s only a dollar!” they ask out loud. You either hit the Yes or No button on the ATM monitor.
So how do we really help the poor? There’s got to be not just a better way….but the right way, the way of Jesus and His Church. We all want to help the poor. We all have those in our families, friends and neighbors, strangers on the street that we would love to end their plight and give relief to their suffering.
I especially get very emotional when I see or know of children suffering.
So decisions have to be made and candidates will have to be chosen. How do we get that true teaching in time for the ballot box.
Here are a few resources that I’ve investigated that have helped me begin to understand the teachings of the church on social doctrine.
1) Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church by USCCB 2) Church, State, and Society: an Introduction to Catholic social doctrine by J. Brian Benestad 3) Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy by Father Robert A. Sirico 4) Render Unto Ceaser: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life by Bishop Charles J. Chaput 5) The Social Agenda: A Collection of Magisterial Texts by Pontifical Council For Justice and Peach, Vatican So where are Holy Scripture and the Catechism on this list you might ask? They’re there in these books and resources. They point to the scripture passages and CCC references.
You may ask, “Who is this guy?”
He’s just another self proclaimed Catholic blogger among many…and you would be right. I’m just an everyday (West Coast) Catholic seeking only the truth like you are.
You can’t get the truth strictly by listening to cable and local TV news or talk radio and not from Facebook either. Sometimes good intentioned individuals and religious will give you their two cents. (Including me)
So you have to do some research and study yourselves. It isn’t going to happen by osmosis. You need to put the time in.
Look for legitimate resources and verify them. Start with the Church and its books, encyclicals, church fathers and teachers, as well as other resources. Study alone or in groups of like minded Catholics seeking the truth.
And most of all pray, pray, pray. Lead a life of example, even when no one is looking…especially when no one is looking.
…cuz God always is.
Its well worth it and your faith and life will be for the better as well as for those around you. And keep from being divided and confused.
Be One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Here in this interview with Bill O'Reily, he asked repeatedly 'what is it that you want?'. The good sister wouldn't, couldn't whatever, say exactly in plain language what she wanted done to help the plight of the poor.
It sounds like she is saying she wants a guaranteed wage for workers. While that sounds good it doesn't help the poor get out of their situation. It keeps them there permanently.
It also encourages others who otherwise can and should work hard to just do the minimum in life. Why should they work harder if they can get something by working less.
It also increases the poor in number when those that are working now have to make up the difference, not out of choice, to give that guaranteed wage. I'm not talking about the ultra rich here. I'm talking about those that are making a living to keep afloat themselves. The taxes involves with the good sisters wish affects all not just the rich that she is alluding to.
There are many ways to help the poor and this being a prudential judgment, there are many solutions that can differ among Catholics with good hearts. But a good study on what the church actually teaches is a must if we are actually going to get the poor to higher ground and put them on a path of freedom from poverty.
I takes both the ideas of Jefferson and Locke as well as Aquinas and Aristotle, both material needs and responsibilities as well as spiritual from both the giver as well as the receiver.
Take a minute to listen
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Solidarity, Subsidiarity, Common Good, Prudential judgement....what do these terms truly mean.
This is the language that Paul Ryan is using in his speeches, but do you know the terminology?
Do you understand the true meaning of these words and phrases.
Here's a great resource. The first 5 chapters explain the building blocks of Catholic Social Justice.
A must for everyone, Catholic and non-CatholicChurch, State, and Society: An Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine (Catholic Moral Thought)
Sunday, August 12, 2012
With the choice of Paul Ryan ...well I can live with that.Ryan is very knowledgeable in economics and we need that so much.
Just saw Face the Nation this morning and already the claws are out and slashing. And yes the opposition as something to fear.
If the debate can focus on the economy and not about the side character assassination, the Obama is a one-term president....and more importantly we can get America back on the right track.
Here's a taste of the debate to come.
Friday, August 03, 2012
The claim, "Christians don't support the poor..."
Are you serious? What kind of claim is that? Where's the proof?
The exact opposite is the truth. Ask any parish, church what ministries they have in support of the poor. I can could the number of 'Second Collection: we have at our parish every weekend. That is one of the main arteries of Christian belief.
Who are these people that are making this claim? What is their basis?
Does this strike anyone else as totally ridicules?
And how they express that is very telling.
It shows what they are really about. Direct attack on marriage, the forced introduction into society of the gay lifestyle.
Why did this group agree on the 'KISS-IN' action. Why not just not buying the product or a simple sign carrying protest. Or any number of ways including using our government processes of legislation.
Why the in-your-face, approach?
They know that children will be at the restaurants, they know that families frequent the establishments.
What is the KISS-IN suppose to accomplish? Are they hoping to stop these families from not going and not witnessing this exhibition?
Don't they know they are also affecting the people that work at these restaurants? What about their families? Are they willing to affect these families and how they support themselves.
So if they don't care about how these families support themselves, what do they care about?
The arguments even go so far as to say to say the CEO of Chick-fil-A can't spend his own money on what he wants, as they point out that "he didn't make that money on his own"
This is using Obama's argument "...you didn't build that on your own".
What a poison thought. They are willing to attack 'Private Property' principle.
The ability to own your own, house, business, car, faith, religion.
Here's the famous Fulton Sheen on the topic of Private Property:
What is their agenda?Why the Kiss-In?
It's the elephant in the room, their cause is against the 'Common Good' .
Thursday, August 02, 2012
I think the most telling moment of this whole affair is the response by the Democrat Party to add Gay Marriage to their platform.
It's all but a given and undeniable.
With the support of the Democrat Party for Abortion and now Gay Marriage apart of their platform....
No amount of policy offsets can counter these two major anti-Catholic stances.
Now does that mean Catholics won't vote for Obama...no unfortunately. They put him into office.
But lets say it again. The Obama Administration and the Democrat Party are opposite Catholic teaching and Therefore....
....NO CATHOLIC SHOULD SUPPORT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.
Friday, July 20, 2012
My prayers go out the families of the injured and those deceased.
The alleged killer is in custody and time may tell what kind of pathology motivated the massacre (not that it matters). Early reports are that he tossed
a smoke bomb tear gas cannisters into the theater before opening fire during a scene featuring shooting. The terror and confusion inside the theater were beyond what we can imagine.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
To me it's just another compromise on the way to saying "the means justifies the ends..".
Why is it the the Catholic has to make the compromise. We either practice our faith fully or we might as well be just another flash in the pan religious group, changing with whatever the times say today.
Salt without taste, luke warm water.
That's what happened with the Catholic Obama vote. Let down the path of total compromise. Obama has proven time and time again to be an enemy of the Catholic Church whether it be the Health Mandate, Abortion, Gay Marriage, or re-defining the Catholic mind set of "Don't convent thy neighbors goods". Ask Cardinal Dolan...
Here's Matthew's artical:
6 Reasons I Won't Support Condoleezza Rice for VP
1) Abortion. When asked by a Washington Times reporter about her stance on abortion, she responded by calling herself "mildly pro-choice."
I guess babies killed during a Romney/Rice administration would only be mildly dead? Nope. They'd actually be all the way dead.
2) She's a professor at Stanford. Do you really think she's getting more conservative while hanging out at Stanford?
3) I don't trust Mitt Romney. I don't. He's been all over the map on too many issues. So I'm looking for a vice presidential nominee that will help me suspend my disbelief. I'm looking for someone to essentially vouch for Romney.
4) Peggy Noonan seems to think it's a great idea. That's never a good sign.
5) Judges. Judges. Judges. Who a presidential nominee picks for a vice president certainly gives us a hint as to what kind of judges they'll select. And that would say nothing good about Romney's selection.
6) One of her responses when asked about abortion just bugged me to no end because when pressed by a reporter about her abortion stance, she reportedly said, "Well, I don’t spend my entire life thinking about these issues. You know, I spend my time really thinking about the foreign policy issues. But you know that I’m a deeply religious person and so, from my point of view, these extremely difficult moral issues where we have—where we’re facing issues with technology and the prolongation of life and the fact that very, very young babies are able to survive now—very small babies are able to survive—these are great moral issues."
You don't spend your life thinking about what you admit are the great moral issues? What? She's not brushing it off by saying it's above her pay grade but her answer sure seems a little dismissive of the 50 million unborn who've been killed at the hands of abortionists, doesn't it?
Sunday, July 08, 2012
I can see the military training when he addresses crowds or reporters, very straight forward un-wavering.
I like him...
Here's a clip
Friday, July 06, 2012
One of George Wegiel's best talks given to the graduating students of Benedictine College. The topic, Religious Freedom, a Generation's Challenge.
Oh and check out his Book: The End and the Beginning
A Generation's Challenge
At the time of the American Revolution, Catholics accounted for less than 1 percent of the population of the 13 colonies – a tiny population clustered primarily in my native Maryland and a few counties of Pennsylvania. Yet within a few decades of the founding, the great tides of European immigration that began to wash onto the shores of the new nation – those "huddled masses yearning to breathe free," as they are memorialized on the Statue of Liberty – brought millions of Catholics to the New World: at first, Irish and Germans; later, Italians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Ruthenians, and many others who wove their lives and aspirations into the rich ethnic tapestry of American democracy. Those 19th-century immigrants felt the sting of anti-Catholic prejudice, even anti-Catholic violence. But notwithstanding that bigotry – which historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. once described to the dean of U.S. Catholic historians, Fr. John Tracy Ellis, as the deepest prejudice in the history of the American people – Catholics have, I believe, almost always felt at home in these United States.