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  • The Holy Innocents & Today’s Freedom

    Today the Catholic Church commemorates the Holy Innocents, babies who were martyred for Christ.

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    MT 2:13-18

    When the magi had departed, behold,
    the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
    “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,
    and stay there until I tell you.
    Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
    Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night
    and departed for Egypt.
    He stayed there until the death of Herod,
    that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled,
    Out of Egypt I called my son.When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi,
    he became furious.
    He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity
    two years old and under,
    in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.
    Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:
    A voice was heard in Ramah,
    sobbing and loud lamentation;
    Rachel weeping for her children,
    and she would not be consoled,
    since they were no more
    .

    Jesus was the Son of God. Just as an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, assuring him that he should not be afraid to take Mary as his wife, because the child to be born was Holy, the angel also warned Joseph of Herod’s plan. Joseph didn’t question either dream. He simply did what was commanded, even though he had no way of knowing the outcome. Jesus, Mary and Joseph escaped the massacre.

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    Imagine such a thing as this. You are a young mom, living your life as best you can under the rule of the Roman Conquerers, with the additional worry of a crazed and power hungry King.

    Herod the Great, king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was insecure and fearful of any threat to his throne. He was a master politician and a tyrant capable of extreme brutality. He killed his wife, his brother and his sister’s two husbands, to name only a few.

    Matthew 2:1-18 tells this story: Herod was “greatly troubled” when astrologers from the east came asking the whereabouts of “the newborn king of the Jews,” whose star they had seen. They were told that the Jewish Scriptures named Bethlehem as the place where the Messiah would be born. Herod cunningly told them to report back to him so that he could also “do him homage.” They found Jesus, offered him their gifts and, warned by an angel, avoided Herod on their way home. Jesus escaped to Egypt.

    Herod became furious and “ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under.” The horror of the massacre and the devastation of the mothers and fathers led Matthew to quote Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children…” (Matthew 2:18). Rachel was the wife of Jacob/Israel. She is pictured as weeping at the place where the Israelites were herded together by the conquering Assyrians for their march into captivity.

     

    One day, out of the blue, the King’s soldiers ride into your town and begin hunting for male infants. Perhaps you try to hide your child  as you wait for the inevitable. You shield your own infant until he is dragged out of your arms by someone who’s been ordered to murder him.

    And then after the little boy’s soul has left his tiny body, you wail. You never get over this. There’s no consolation by worldly standards. There is only God’s promise, that He IS.

    Living in Freedom.

    What is freedom? It’s something to ponder. We in America are free. We are not like the Chinese, who until quite recently (like, a month ago) lived under a government enforced “one child policy.” I read recently that the policy is being relaxed to allow two children. Still, what if you were a mom living under the Communist Chinese, and you became pregnant with child no. 3? Imagine your fear, your emotions, your husband’s fear. Imagine hiding your children from your own government.

    What might this be like? How blessed we are, here in America. Women in America have complete rights over their own bodies. No government official can tell a woman what to do. Right?

    But what is Freedom? Who is entitled to Freedom?

    In America, the mothers are entitled to Freedom with regard to children. That’s it. The moms.

    The fathers are not entitled to Freedom. They may want a child, but they have no rights if, by chance, the mother of their unborn child decides that motherhood isn’t for her, for whatever reason. And the children themselves are not entitled to freedom in any way shape or form. They are helpless. They cannot speak for themselves, to make a claim to their rights and freedom. Even when pictures of the children taken via ultrasound are made available for all to see, still, the children have no freedom. If the mommy, for whatever reason, decides against the child, the child loses his/her freedom to draw breath.

    Some American women also are not entitled to freedom.

    These women are the ones who are, perhaps, subjects of other “kingly” types. Perhaps their families are not supportive. Perhaps a young girl becomes pregnant after making a poor choice. Maybe she wants to have her child, but her family do not want this to happen. And so, the scared girl goes along with what her family wishes. Is this really freedom? Yes… if the girl can find strength to stand alone. Sometimes she can’t. Then what? She’s free to allow her parents or, in other circumstances, her pimp, to take her to Planned Parenthood, a bastion of western freedom.

    Perhaps a mom & dad, excitedly awaiting the birth of a longed for child are given sad news: their child, according to tests, is not “perfect.” They are advised to abort the child, to save the baby a “life not worth living.” (By the world’s standards).  This is, after all, science. And so, despite the sick feeling deep down in their souls, the family, in their freedom, choose to terminate.

    Then they are free. Free to suffer the anguish of contemplating the missing soul who might have been a part of their family. (If, by chance, the previous words speak to you, please, please know that help and healing are available. You do not need to feel broken and suffer alone! Click the link for Rachel’s Vineyard, a ministry where you will find peace and healing.)

    Other Americans are free as well. Free to read the “literature” pushed by public schools, in which choosing to spend years saying: “What if?” is simply part of the equation. The choice to be informed about the aftermath, for some strange reason, isn’t included in this free choice.

    The parents of the kids in these schools are free, too. If they don’t agree with the “literature” that has replaced such classics as Shakespeare and Mark Twain and George Orwell in English classes, they are free to send their kids elsewhere.  (As long as they can afford to pay for the public school, as well as the private school, that is.)

    We are targeted by the Evil One each and every day. So are we truly free?

    We may or may not be aware of it. Certainly some folks are unaware, those who do not question the accepted government/scientific “worldly” wisdom pushed on us.

    But what is freedom, if you never question anything? If your gut, or your heart, or even the sight of a grandmother standing quietly praying a rosary as you pass on your way to your place of choice is telling you to STOP, and WAIT, and GO HOME, and you ignore these warnings because you don’t want to even ask a question by taking 10 minutes to type in a google search, are you really free?

     

    If the above somehow speaks to you, please, please click the link for Birthright, or type the words “Crisis Pregnancy help” into your phone. It can’t hurt to ask a question. There are other alternatives. You may come to feel that clicking a link or typing a few words saved your life.

    And if you, yourself, (the way I did twenty years ago) simply fall back on the old “I wouldn’t do such a thing, and it wouldn’t be a good choice for MY daughter, or MY sister, or MY family, but who am I to tell another they should not choose such a thing?” Then, truly, are you free? If you see the harm that places like Planned Parenthood do to women and children and say to yourself, it’s not for me or mine but it’s okay for other people and their loved ones,  are you free? If so, how? Or are you a prisoner of political correctness or deception? Why would something that results in the death of a human child be okay for everyone else but you & yours? Is theft ok? As long as you or your child do not steal?

    What kind of freedom compartmentalizes human beings? Some are worthy to be free, and others are not.

    What kind of freedom is that? The freedom to go along with the herd, despite your own mind, heart and soul?

    The above are the freedoms of the world.

    Yet they are not true freedoms. True freedom does not hide under a veil of political correctness, fear, or even the master deception of “being cool.” Such things do not constitute true freedom of mind, body and soul. So if you feel something inside, do not push it away… this is Christ, knocking at your door. Let Him in. Ask Him what to do. Go where you haven’t gone before. Then, and only then, will you know true freedom.

    Freedom baby! It’s ours.

    Actually, this is true, despite all of the above. We are truly free… in Christ. It’s a paradox. We are living under the Herods  of our day, this is true, and yet we can choose to follow the king of Kings, he who came as an infant and was targeted for death by one of the most powerful men in Judea.

    Of course He escaped Herod, a piddling earthy politician who followed the evil one. It wasn’t His time. His time would come 30 years later, when he began His public ministry. No earthly King could touch Him… not until He decided it was time. And we all know what followed, don’t we?


  • U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood ~ An Answered Prayer

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday. I’m rejoicing, since this is an answer to my prayers.

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    All pertinent information on the reason Planned Parenthood must be defunded, the legislation, and the vote itself, including a breakdown of votes along party lines can be found here.

     

    I understand that some Americans disagree, and believe Planned Parenthood should continue getting taxpayer funding. They will eventually lose the fight though, because a majority of Americans simply can’t stomach what goes on in the abortion business. People know that Planned Parenthood has committed crimes against humanity on par with those committed during the III Reich. Since we are, for the most part, decent human beings who abhor the death and destruction of innocent unborn babies and the sale of their body parts to labs for use in questionable experiments such as humanizing mice, Planned Parenthood will be defunded at some point. It may take awhile, but it will happen.  I hope the people who fight FOR Planned Parenthood’s continued funding  will heal after their ultimate loss. I will continue to pray for all involved in this darkness.

    Of course, Friday’s vote must pass the Senate, and then be signed into law by President Obama. This is unlikely occurrence; Obama will probably veto any such legislation that lands on his desk, even if the bill passes the Senate. Obama’s support of the Planned Parenthood death machine is common knowledge for people who keep up with such things, so I don’t expect that PP will be defunded during his Presidency. Still, this is a first step.

    And again, it’s an answer to my prayer.

    I’ve been praying for the unborn and respect for all human life every day for many years. I understand that God works in His own time, not ours, and so, we must continue to pray. However, I have a deep faith that my prayers will eventually be answered.

    Christ and His Mother

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4: 13.

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    Please continue to pray for a deeper respect for all human life, from conception to natural death.

    Until recently, America always protected life. It was simply unthinkable for Americans to condone such brutality and disrespect of humanity, as evidenced by our role in defeating Hitler and liberating his death camps. We must go back to being a country known for compassion, a country that respects all human life.  Some American citizens and many elected to positions of supposed “leadership” have lost this. They are a shrinking minority. As news of the atrocities continues to trickle out, more and more Americans are turning away from Planned Parenthood and the culture of death. We will eventually overcome this loss and return to our former role as people of decency, generosity, bravery compassion, empathy, and love.

    Jesus Christ

    Thanks be to God, for answered prayers.


  • The “Win” of the Pro-Choice Catholics ~ A Pro-Life Perspective

    October is Respect Life Month, and today the Catholic Church Celebrates Respect Life Sunday a day for the Pro-Life Catholic community to celebrate life, and bring awareness about the dangers facing the unborn, elderly, handicapped and marginalized.

    I hardly know where to begin. As someone who worked for over 5 years to bring awareness to the plight of the unborn, I’m definitely happy, because I know that my efforts and the efforts of my dear pro-life friends and parishioners did actually do some good, probably more than we realize. We sponsored a women’s shelter for a year or so, and tried our best to truly help women and babies. For more on how hard we worked and the ultimate end of our ministry, please click here for details.

    The four of us organized trips to the annual March for Life, tried a pro life movie night, handed out pro life prayer cards, and sat at a table at the church bazaar and tried to interest parishioners in learning about unborn children. We raffled off handmade baby quilts, blankets and sweaters, and held a “baby shower” every spring. The baby items were then donated to a crisis pregnancy center.

    The previous post has additional relevance, since October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

    I am truly trying my best not to be too upset today. I don’t want this post to be a litany of bitter grievances. That’s not my intent. However, I find that blogging about events and expressing my feelings in writing helps me to put things behind me. That’s what I’m doing now. Please understand that I am simply writing a true account. If my words make you cry, imagine how upset my friends and I feel. If my words make you snicker and laugh and pooh-pooh my feelings about today, thinking I’m just a sore loser and a backward American who needs to get with the times, then you’re probably a Liberal, or a Leftist, or a Progressive, or Pro-Choice, or just a cold person.  All of the previous may or may not be hyphenated with the word “Catholic.” Whatever.

    I just spoke to my husband on the phone, and described this morning’s Respect Life Sunday Mass at our parish church, and he and I both agree: The pro-choice Catholics have won, at least for now.

    Today’s Mass was a very beautiful Mass. The choir sang lovely songs in harmony, the readings were interesting, our priest’s homily was comforting and references were made to respecting all human life from conception to natural death. The gifts were presented by children. Two had Down Syndrome, and another little girl, a sweet, beautiful girl whom I have seen on numerous occasions also presented gifts. She does not have Down Syndrome. Still, she is very special. All in all it was a nice Mass.

    Until the end. That’s when I walked into the Narthex/gathering space where parishioners were socializing with donuts and coffee. It’s a monthly event after 9:30 Mass in our Parish. Our priest mentioned the hosts of today’s social, but I didn’t hear what he said, because this was the first Respect Life Sunday Social in 6 years that was not held for the purpose of bringing awareness to the pro-life cause, and I was actually trying not cry. Our priest did his best, and announced that pamphlets on the plight of the unborn and other respect life information would be available at a table in the Narthex.

    Educational fetal models at correct size for each moth of gestationIn previous years, we four friends tried to make the socials nice occasions. We bought juice and donuts and stood behind the table and passed them out. One of us, usually my friend, Angie, who was the unofficial head of our group, stood next to the table of information.

    Sometimes Angie borrowed a display of life-like human baby models from the state Pro-Life Federation, so people could see what unborn children looked like. The models Angie drove miles to pick up and then miles to return were similar to these, except all 9 months of gestation were represented. I have a fond memory of a fellow parishioner who showed her little granddaughters the baby models, while explaining to them about babies before they are born, and how they are real human beings.

    The interest of some parishioners made up a little for the parents who sent their children to our table to get donuts and juice, and then called them back so they could eat them in peace, undisturbed by references or images of children less fortunate, those whose moms lived in minority neighborhoods where Planned Parenthood clinics were located. I once, in a  moment of ingenuity, (or insanity depending on your viewpoint) suggested that one of us mingle with the crowd who had gotten their refreshments and then retreated to the other side of the room, as far away from us as they could get.

    Some people, perhaps understanding that stuffing their faces with Respect Life Sunday donuts without at least sauntering past the info table and pretending to give it a look was just plain rude, simply walked out without donuts, coffee, juice, prayer cards, or leaflets. (And who knows? Perhaps this was customary with some families. I remember when my kids were young and I didn’t want to stay for donuts. I didn’t want to be rude, allow my children to take donuts and then just run for the car, so I dragged my kids out while they griped that they wanted a donut, and why couldn’t we have just stayed?)

    Hooded, cabled baby sweaterThe Sunday I’m referring to was (I think) Respect Life Sunday 2012, right before President Obama was reelected. I had knitted a cute sweater to be be raffled off that weekend, similar to this one, which I knitted for a friend’s child.

    The sweater I knitted for that year’s Respect Life raffle was cream colored, with different cabling and buttons, not frogs. Still, it was warm and cute and hooded, suitable for either a boy or a girl. There were lots of people mingling after Mass, eating and talking, so Angie, being braver than I, took the sweater and went among the wolves trying to sell a few raffle tickets. I can’t remember how many she sold or who won the sweater. Our usual donations for events such as these ran anywhere between $25-$75, depending on the event. (I’m erring on the side of overestimating). I stood back and watched Angie speak to people. She must have gotten some interest, since we did get a few donations. However, you could see other people who didn’t want to be bothered. That was the atmosphere at the time, and it’s no better now.

    When I say “among the wolves” I am not exaggerating. There were, and are, wolves there. I’m hoping some of them have changed their hearts a bit, however, I will never know, because I keep away from them for the most part. I don’t know how many readers have ever felt uncomfortable among groups, but I can assure you I’m not exaggerating. This was not “all in my head” nor my friends’ heads. We all felt it at one time or another. I won’t mention which of us suffered the following bullshit from parishioners, but it’s all true. One of my friends stood handing out pro-life prayer cards with her children after a different Mass, and was approached by a pro-choice Catholic who should have had the decency to just walk out the door. Instead, she walked up to my friend who held out a card. Instead of accepting the card, and then perhaps tossing it in the trash at home, the woman laughed in my friend’s face, turned up her nose, and strutted out the front door. Same shit, different day.

    The most blatant wolf-like behavior occurred a year ago, when my dear friend Angie was backstabbed by parishioners at a school board meeting. These wolves allowed Angie to be likened to a Nazi in public, because Angie had the temerity to stand up for concerned parents and ask that a book– which basically gave blueprints for do it yourself abortions (including using knitting needles) and how to steal drugs from your parents medicine cabinet, hide them in your room, and save them up just in case you decide to commit suicide, among other questionable things–be put in the guidance office of the High School so kids 13-16 could be counseled about what they would read.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Three parishioners from our church hold positions on a school board. These three voted to keep a piece of trash masquerading as literature available without any age restrictions whatsoever, by crying “Book Banning!” These people go to church on Sunday and then go out on Monday and do the opposite of what Christ teaches. So be it. Everyone has free will. For more on the nonsense and SJW tactics of the Banned Books crowd, please see this PJ Media post by Megan Fox. (PS. The Banned books crowd actually bans certain books, those they decide should be “kicked to the curb.” There is a screenshot proving this in Megan’s article if you’re interested.)

    People like these populate my community. And, BTW, the town library near the High School which accused my friend of being a Nazi and a book banner operates under the same rules as the ALS mentioned in Megan’s article. This library was one of the places where a rumor was being spread about “some woman who is trying to ban books.”  It was easy to find out they are ALS sycophants by typing the name of the Library into a twitter search, and then finding the twitter account of one of the librarians, who is an ALS member. This library has been at odds with the community over the past year for one thing after another, including a failure to be transparent, and changing the name of the library against the wishes of residents. But this was to be expected.  That’s what you get when you start palling around with far Leftists who are pushing an anti-family anti-parent agenda in your school. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. And I, for one, have zero sympathy, unless it’s for people who truly were in the dark about this mess. For the people who sucked up to these types and used their lying dirty tactics on my friend, and who are now upset about the library being ripped out from under them, well… they got exactly what they deserved.

    The biggest backstabber is also a fellow parishioner who ran for SB as a CONSERVATIVE. She assured people that she would be a voice for a little sanity, since the school is overrun with texts full of errors in history, and other Common-Core style nonsense. But, when things got tough, this woman folded like a cheap suit, went along with the board and their “Nazi” insinuations and hung my friend out to dry. (A few months later, this cool and hip gal was made VP of the school board. Go figure.)

    And no, I am not sorry for using words such as wolves and backstabber. If the shoe fits, freaking wear it and deal with it.

     

    If somehow, you are reading this and recognize yourself, and you are no longer a pro-choice Catholic, and regret acting the way you did, I hope you know I hold nothing against you. And even if you are still a Pro-choice Catholic now, today, with all of the horrid news and videos coming out about Planned Parenthood, and you think I’m a liar, and that everyone except Planned Parenthood’s champions are liars, I still hold nothing against you. Everyone makes choices, and everyone has free will.

     

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    But as I said, I feel sad and hurt about things that happened. I found it hard to be at Mass this morning, knowing we gave up. I find it difficult to know that our battle in our own neighborhood was lost, when we were doing what we were supposed to be doing, according to the catechism and Catholic teaching. I find it terribly hard to attend Mass at our church at times, though I used to feel as comfortable there as I did in my own home. I’ve been a member there since I was a child.  Not that I hold a grudge, but to know that other Catholics do such things makes me skittish, and now I’m happier when I can go to Mass at churches where no one knows me.

    Writing about this is helping me to get through this day, so I’m doing it, and that is that. And I seriously doubt that anyone I’m referring to would ever read my blog, since I don’t publicize my books in my own parish or neighborhood. This is because I can’t. I cannot contact the local newspapers to ask for a press release because of the subject matter of my books. These media outlets are SJW in nature. They do not do their job while reporting, they do not report fairly, they take sides, and are simply not to be trusted.

    (And if you are a friend of mine, and perhaps you are bored at my retelling of all of this because you have heard it before, I apologize. Writing this is keeping me from descending into my bed, weeping, so thanks for your patience.)

    I might as well add couple of additional episodes, things that seemed a bit strange when they happened but which I forgot about quickly. They may have had something to do with hostility to the idea of a pro-life group getting too uppity in the parish or they may not have, but here they are: We also tried to have a presence at our parish holiday bazaar for a few years. We had a table where we sold Christmas cards and offered handmade bead rosaries for a small donation. My friend’s kids made the rosaries. We also had a sign-up sheet for the annual DC March For Life, and for a couple of years we raffled off hand made baby quilts. One year we were assigned a nice table, right at the entrance. But two women representing the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation took issue with our prominent table.

    To make a long story short, they wanted it. They were bringing awareness to breast cancer, they said, and the position of their table wasn’t suitable, tucked among crafters in a long line of other tables. They wanted our table, and they told the event organizers to get us to trade tables. When the organizer approached Angie, she simply said: “No. There is no reason for us to move, and we are staying.”

    A different year, I’m not sure if it was before or after the pink ladies incident, I arrived at the bazaar to find Angie in a state of confusion and bewilderment. I was shocked to learn the reason.  Angie always got to events early, and upon her arrival she found that we had been moved into the front entryway, a place where we would freeze, since it opened directly into the November chill. My friend Gwen was pregnant with her sixth child, and Angie was freaking out, since she didn’t think a pregnant woman should sit for hours right next to the outer door, excluded from the rest of the bazaar. So, this time Angie complained. She told whoever organized the event that under no circumstances should human beings be stuck in a freezing entryway, when the table we occupied previously was now being used for…wait for it…mushrooms. Yes, that’s right. Mushrooms. A table of mushrooms for sale was inside in the warmth, and we had been stuck out in the cold.

    By the time I arrived, the mushrooms were in the cold entryway, and Angie was setting up our stuff inside, but still… what is your opinion? Which should be out in the cold? Mushrooms, or people? Unless mushroom theft was a worry. The mushrooms were unattended, and paid for inside, so perhaps that might have been what drove the decision. However, if so, why us? Or why couldn’t things have been shifted just a bit, to allow for both mushrooms and people to be inside? Meh. We’ll never know now. (After a few years, we stopped renting table space at the bazaar). We had some nice people who attend church with us who always donated and bought tickets, and gave us support, and then we had people who didn’t know us, strangers, who would also buy chances on the quilts, so at the bazaars, we usually made about $100 which we promptly donated to Birthright.

    So, while we did do good, and I am very thankful to God for the opportunity to have done such work, and also thankful even for the nonsense and hurt I felt personally, because no servant is better than his master, and if God himself suffered mocking and such while on earth, then I should not expect not to, I still admit we lost. We lost a battle in our church.

     

    f52d600f472b7a72714088d3324dc9fbI hope and pray that other churches are more successful, and that Respect Life Sunday is making people aware today, when it’s needed the most, since Planned Parenthood and the big business of abortion have been caught on video committing crimes against humanity.

    And I did notice one man at the table in back, who took some information, so perhaps there was some awareness brought today in my home Parish. I must look on the bright side whenever I can.

     

     

    But today I became aware of a new development.

     

    Christ and His MotherThe ACLU is suing a Catholic Hospital System for refusing to perform abortions. Why in God’s name won’t these people stop? Catholic hospitals have nothing to do with abortions. It’s always been that way. But here we go. Here is an article from the Huffington Post, instructing women to threaten to sue Catholic hospitals into performing elective surgery against Catholic principles. What is this? Catholic Hospitals care for 1 in 6 patients in the united States. 1 in 6. Catholic Hospitals provide excellent care and services. But now it begins: An effort to force these hospitals to comply with demands from people with no other agenda than to force Catholics to violate their consciences.

    I really wish these people would just freaking stop. Just stop. Catholics will never perform abortions against their will. The hospitals will have to shut down if they lose these suits. Maybe not right away, of course, but eventually. Having spoken to other Catholics and freedom minded people about this, we sort of agree that that hospitals, even if ordered to perform abortions or tubal ligations lose the lawsuits, they will most likely simply continue to operate while defying the order. They have probably had plans in place for years, knowing this was coming. What needs to happen if the courts rule in favor of the abortion lobby, is simply to defy the court order and wait until men with guns arrive to enforce it. Put it out on youtube and other alternate media, since Leftist Democrat party media drones will not report such happenings.

    And then, if push comes to shove, Catholics will have go to jail and shut down the hospitals. This is the only option, and I have no doubt the leaders of our church WILL go to jail if push comes to shove. This idea of these progressives forcing everyone to bend to their will must be fought at some point. If ordinary Americans feel that abortion is of such importance that others must go to jail for their refusal to provide them, then so be it. If the Catholic Hospitals, which treat 1 out of every 6 people in America must close, thereby removing good care for Americans and causing a shortage, then perhaps that is what is needed to bring people out of their apathy. We have rights, too. This isn’t a game. This is the livelihood, rights and conscience of free Americans against a bunch of out of control SJWs on steroids.

    I knew this would happen. I knew it 2009, when I began writing my first book. With the advent of Obamacare and an ever growing government I knew it would happen, and here it is. I seriously doubt these people will back off of it, either. They will keep on and on and on with their lawsuits. The courts are iffy. Many judges lick their fingers an hold them up to the wind. What will be the fate of Catholic hospitals depends on ideology, not the law and the 1st amendment to the Constitution.

    Here’s an excerpt from Tears Of Paradox, published in May of 2014, written beginning in July, 2009:

    I couldn’t take her to the Catholic hospital in the next state either, not anymore. By law we were required to go to the ER assigned no matter what, but the Catholic hospital had closed eight months earlier anyway. I remembered the situation in agony. Why? Why did it happen? I could have her there in twenty minutes… Damn the HCA!

    There’d been a fight between the Bishop and the board of directors of the Catholic hospital over abortion, and the Bishop had stood his ground. The board fought him—along with the HCA of course—and the whole hospital shut down over it. Court cases were supposedly pending, but who knew? Everyone had already forgotten the reason for the fight. The drones had started their jamming immediately, and most people were now of the mind that the Bishop was nothing but a wicked old rich guy who wanted the hospital to close just to keep people from being treated. All he was good for now was a few jokes on late night TV. There was no help there.

    I know I shouldn’t be surprised, given the apathy and/or ignorance of Americans regarding the Planned Parenthood scandals, but it seems we do have a war on Christianity, no matter how much the tolerant crowd insists otherwise. I refuse not to believe my own eyes and ears, despite media blackouts or downright media lies.

    A few days ago, nine innocent people were murdered because they refused to deny Christ. That is a war.

    Before the bodies were cold, our President instructed his media minions to politicize the shooting, in hopes to push through gun control legislation. He did not mention that the victims were killed for their faith. As far as I know, he did not call the man who helped save people. He was concerned strictly with gun control. And my personal belief is that this is a plan to eventually deny Americans their 2nd amendment rights, something we will never give up, because history shows us what happens when citizens are disarmed by their socialist style governments and the governments have all the guns. Our current government is tending toward socialism. That is an undeniable fact. And socialism is the step between Freedom and small c communism, which can then become the stuff of nightmares: Communism. It never ends without mass murder. It never has and it never will. We already have a legal genocide of the unborn in America. Who is kidding who, here?

    I don’t care how many times Progressives insist that this is not their ultimate goal. I know what I know, the same as I knew that hospitals would be sued for not performing abortions. When America is being attacked from within what is the proper terminology to describe the event? Is this a cold civil war?

    We are losing battles in our communities, churches and courts. I don’t know how else to describe the events. This is turning into something bigger than what happened to my friends and me personally. Everyone has a story, everyone is affected in some way or other by these progressive bottom feeders. I don’t have much hope that they will stop on their own. I have a feeling Catholics are going to have to go to jail before it’s all over. And I hope worse things than that don’t happen.

    Jesus Christ
    We need to pray.


  • Planned Parenthood, Late Term Abortion & the Media Blackout

    It seems we have a serious problem in America. For the past month, evidence of illegal late term abortions performed by Planned Parenthood have been ignored by the mainstream news outlets. In fact, there’s a Media Blackout.

    I blogged about this last month, when the second video taken undercover by the Center for Medical Progress, was released. The media blackout began with the second video and continued on through the weeks. Today video seven was released. (Please don’t be thrown by the label: Episode 3. This is episode 3 of CMP’s video series “Human Capital, however it is actually the 7th video to be released by CMP, who were undercover at Planned Parenthood for a period of 20 months. Warning! Extremely disturbing content included. Click here to watch.

    Now, if you watched, you are aware of what was shown in this latest video. What Planned Parenthood is doing is illegal in America, and is also morally reprehensible. Please call, write, or fax your Senators and Representatives immediately. We won’t get any help from the “4th branch of government” in this regard. With the exception of Fox News, Conservative Talk Radio, Alternative Media and a few others, we, and the innocents who are being butchered every day, are on our own.

    The Mainstream Media condones what Planned Parenthood is doing, covers up their crimes, and plays their viewers for fools. If you depend on ABC News, CBS, NBC, CNN or any other “mainstream, trusted news network” for your news, please understand that they view YOU as a useful idiot. These “news” organizations are hiding the fact that YOU are funding a business that kills infants of 20 weeks gestation and up with your hard earned tax dollars. These poor infants are without pain meds and sometimes born alive before their organs are harvested and sold.

    Yes. You are reading this correctly. If you don’t believe me, go to the video above and watch it.

    Please see the following screenshots of news websites for proof. All were taken this evening, within the span of one hour. Please, if you are an informed American, don’t be offended by my snark. I spent a great deal of time crying this afternoon, and in order to get through this article, I must be sarcastic. If you are an American who depends on thirty minutes of network news each evening to keep you informed, you’ll have to forgive me, or else quit reading now.

     

    ABC NEWS - No mention of Planned Parenthood

    ABC News has no story on Planned Parenthood’s butchery. They do, however have a story on mutant lice. See red arrows. (And may the people who run this news site and found mutant lice to be of more importance than American citizens being chopped up and sold for spare parts suffer the mother of all mutant lice infestations).

     

     

    NBC NEWS continues Media Blackout

    NBC News made no mention of Planned Parenthood either. They chose to place a video of a seal and a shark on the front page of their site. Remember — these people are supposed to be reporting the NEWS. The NEWS. Are ya feeling informed?

     

     

    CBS News continues Media Blackout

    CBS News chose to report on topless women in Times Square, and featured a video of a reporter who made a small child cry. 
    (I certainly don’t blame the child. He’s only 4 or 5 years old, and perhaps he knows instinctively that some reporters have a secret bloodlust when it comes to small children.)

     

    Fox News features Planned Parenthood

    Fox News, the site frequented by the most ignorant of Americans, those who can barely read or write, posted a link to the newest video, The one linked to above, on the front page of their website. See red arrows. Also, my mother informed me that Fox News reported the story on a broadcast this afternoon.

    (Don’t you just love it that your trusted networks don’t subject you to stories that Fox News viewers are interested in? After all, why would you want, or even need to know that your tax dollars are funding Planned Parenthood? You learned in school that Planned Parenthood does nothing but good deeds, right? And you, the educated Democrat or liberal Republican, are above such things. Everyone has their own opinion, and such things shouldn’t be mentioned, especially while animals on the endangered species list are becoming more rare.)

    Drudge Report  features Planned Parenthood.

    The Drudge Report, another  site favored by idiots, featured the Planned Parenthood exposé in the center column, highlighted in red. 


    Do you still think you’re informed? Do you feel like you know what’s going on in the world around you?

     

    CNN did not feature the Planned Parenthood video on their website either. I took a screenshot, but I must have deleted it. You can always check for yourself if you don’t believe me.

    I will end with the following screenshots of Lila Rose’s twitter feed. Lila Rose is the founder of Live Action, a pro life awareness group.  These shots were taken this afternoon.

    Lila Rose of Live Action

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    Again, please call your representatives. This is an outrage. Even if you are pro choice, consider the fact that what Planned Parenthood is doing is illegal. We have a duty to future generations. They will ask us what we did to stop this horror. Shouldn’t we do our best to see that it ends now?


  • A Heart of Stone

    Good heavens, I’m annoyed.

    This morning my employer called to discuss some concerns with me. An important project is coming up, and she’d been informed that I was behaving in an unreasonable manner when presented with the latest in research regarding this particular body of work.

    Others in the company for which I work have been made aware of certain problems. My employers are concerned because the problems will affect thousands of people if not addressed, up to and including causing death.

    I’ve been employed by the same people for many, many years. I have done a wonderful job, working tirelessly to provide the best service, and nothing whatsoever has changed. I have subcontracted the work requested out to a reputable provider of the services in question, but because certain factions and shareholders are not satisfied with the work, they have taken to contacting me directly to “find out what my intentions are” when my larger group meets on Monday.

    Actually, I heard of this secondhand. I am much too important a personage to actually take the calls of my employers myself; I have advanced too far for that. I now have an office of underlings to answer such calls and to calm and soothe any supervisors who raise concerns. My underlings are good at their tasks.

    They speak in soothing tones to the supervisors in my faction who call to make sure the project will not change in any way, no matter what. They really have no need to even call, of course; I have been employed here for so long that they all know my stance. However, the “evidence” has come to their attention as well. For some strange reason I can’t begin to understand, many are a bit put off by it. They call for reassurance. My staff does a splendid job of making them feel better about everything, and by the time they hang up the phone they have put it all behind them. They return to their pursuits of chatting with others about Lions and such with a clear conscience.

    They’re no problem.

    Some of this same faction (those who hold more power than the Lion mourners) call to remind me of who put me in this position. I am reminded that they ensure that I may stay here in this beautiful building, a lovely place full of history and prestige. Sometimes it’s necessary to speak to these supervisors myself. However, it’s no hardship, as they know I will follow their orders to the letter, despite the “proof.” This faction is extremely happy with the services of the subcontractor despite the “proof”, and that is all that matters to me.

    I know what my intentions are. And I intend to go ahead as planned. One of these supervisors in particular was rude and unkind to my staffer on the telephone this morning. She told him that he and I are both reprehensible, and unworthy of even a smidgeon of respect. After all my hard work! I am incensed.

    Because a few measly and unimportant supervisors (not even in the main office for goodness sake) have scruples is no reason to stop now, so I plan to go ahead, despite the evidence of death and destruction which my supervisors insist exists. I have come too far to be stopped.

    I own these people. I despise them, but I also own them, despite their quaint notion that I am accountable to them because they pay my salary. This is piffle. They pay me because they owe me, not the other way around. They ought to have learned their lesson by now.

    How stupid they are to think I would take their small concerns into account. It’s just another boy, and he’s silent.

    Nobody heard his screams.

    Signed, A Senate Democrat.

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    I called the Capitol this morning to voice my concerns about the Planned Parenthood videos. Legislation to defund Planned Parenthood has been introduced, and a vote on the bill is scheduled for Monday.

    I wanted to know how the Senators representing  my state planned to vote, since four videos showing that Planned Parenthood has committed crimes have been released. I was very happy to hear that the Republican Senator I called will vote yes to defund this evil. Unfortunately, the Democrat’s staffer said he will vote no. Following is a synopsis of the call.

    I called the Senator’s office and a staffer answered. The staffer insisted that the Senator is prolife, but that he intends to vote against legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

    When asked to elaborate, the staffer repeated  the same lies and talking points I’ve heard from Cecile Richards, President Obama and others–that the taxpayer funding granted toPlanned Parenthood is not used for abortions and is only used for gynecological exams, breast exams, etc.

    When I told the staffer that such a thing is physically impossible, because Planned Parenthood does not have a special coffer into which the tax money flows that says: “Not to be used for abortions” he merely repeated that the money is not used for abortions.

    I again tried to reason with the staffer. I asked, again, how a prolife Senator could be in favor of allowing the tax money of residents who do not agree with what is going on at Planned Parenthood to continue to be sent there.

    He answered that “The Senator likes Planned Parenthood.”

    I asked if Planned Parenthood contributes to the Senator’s reelection campaigns.

    The staffer ignored me. Then I repeated the facts about Planned Parenthood, and that the bill to be voted on this Monday would take the taxpayer funds which are now flowing into Planned Parenthood and grant them to clinics, hospitals and other places, so women could get free or reduced care. I asked again, what is the Senators reason for voting to keep the money flowing into Planned Parenthood now that we have video proof that they are dissecting babies and selling body parts?

    I was ignored. Then I asked: “Are you still there?”

    The staffer answered yes. I again asked why such a place should receive our funds to perform abortions. He snarkily replied that he had already answered that question, and that taxpayer money is not used for abortions.

    That’s when I went off on him. I told him that there is zero excuse for this now that we have seen the evidence, and that I have no respect whatsoever for any man who would support it, including the Senator and the staffer. I told him they are reprehensible and hung up.

    ~~~~~~

    This week has been grueling, disheartening and strength sapping. I can only pray that some of the Senators representing us will allow their hearts of stone to be softened before Monday.

    Unborn Lament
    I was refused a glimpse of the sky
    To greet the rising sun
    For me—a poor unwanted child
    Life had just begun.
    I might have been a priest or a nun,
    And worked for God and man
    But Seven men condemned
    me,
    Just as my life began.
    I might have been a President,
    (or maybe the mother of one)
    I might have been a scientist,
    (What good I might have done!)
    A child denied a place on earth,
    A child refused a name:
    A child begrudged by those his owe
    A place in the Hall of Fame.
    But seven men condemned me
    Before I saw the light
    As lords of life and death, they chose
    The wrong instead of the right.
    I know that He who took a child
    And placed it on His knee
    Has not forgotten who I am;
    And He will shelter me.
    And He will have a place for me
    That none can take away;
    Although my own refused, before
    I saw the light of day.
    The time will come when every man
    will face the judgment seat;
    I will not have a single fear
    But only mercy sweet.
    Though my own flesh and blood conspired
    To give no place to me,
    I shall not be refused a place
    For all eternity.
    For He who is the God of love
    Will come to my surprise
    He’ll look on me, and I shall gaze
    With love into his eyes.
    Sr. M. Aloysius Peach, O.S.U.
    2001

  • If Planned Parenthood Sold Baby Parts and the News Refused to Report it, did it Ever Really Happen?

    When the lid was blown off the Kermit Gosnell House Of Horrors in 2011, I was horrified because I am a resident of the State Of Pennsylvania. The lax inspection laws of the abortion clinics in my state seemed to be a big part of the reason this monster’s crimes didn’t come to light much sooner.

    It is not my intention to rehash the Gosnell atrocities in this post, but rather to pose a simple question: Since the Mainstream Media refuses to report in an unbiased manner on Planned Parenthood or anything remotely related to abortion, and, in fact, do all they can to give the abortion industry nothing but good press (even when atrocities come to light) I am simply wondering: Did the Gosnell case really happen?

    Now stay with me a minute.

    Please read this story on a coverup by MSM outlets re Gosnell. The article was written by Kirsten Powers, who cannot in any way be termed a Conservative. Additional commentary, along with links and photos can be found here. (Warning- Video contains disturbing content).

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    Above is a photo of the seats which were reserved for the media at the Kermit Gosnell trial. As you can plainly see, the seats are empty except for one man. So, since many people may not have been aware that such a trial was taking place, perhaps the MSM can, indeed, believe the fallacy that the incidents did not occur. And their viewers, who are kept ignorant, may simply dismiss the whole thing as right wing lies.

    I have noticed a trend over the past ten years or so… Good people, neighbors, family and friends are unaware of many abuses having to do with abortion. And others, who know of these abuses, simply sit back and put their feet up, keep quiet, tweet and post about puppies or baby seals, and wait until the stories blow over.

    This is a pattern. Perhaps these folks feel that “such things should never be discussed in polite company” or that “abortion is a woman’s right” or whatever the case may be. Okay, fine. They are not the media. They are simply people who believe that abortion is legal and that is that. However, they are complicit in the cover up. Some of these folks degrade prolifers by saying that we lie, because if what we were saying was true it would be on the news.

    This is problematic, because it IS on the news. (It’s just not the “right” news.). When pro life Americans cite facts and back them up, the folks who choose to ignore the facts simply point and hoot: “Fox News! FoxNews!” It doesn’t matter if the article cited came from Fox news or not;  to the willfully ignorant, no news is good news unless it is found on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC or NPR.

    Soooooo…. Let’s look at the latest abortion related scandal, the video showing Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood discussing the harvesting of body parts from unborn babies.

    *Warning* – If you typically shriek and run away at the mere mention of Fox News, do not click the above link. Click this ABC News story instead. (Video not included).

    Following are two screen shots, both taken today.

    Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 6_FotorThe above screenshot is the google result of the words: Deborah Nucatola video. As you can see, there are many, many links to editorials and opinion pieces, some of which attempt to make Planned Parenthood the Victim.

    NUCATOLA 2015-07-22 at 6_FotorThe above screenshot, taken approximately five minutes after the other one shows the results of the following — ABC NBC CBS Deborah Nucatola video, after they were typed into google.

    Notice the difference?

    A second video surfaced yesterday, which can be found here: (Fox News Phobics, don’t click. Please go to CBS, NBC or ABC news for an account of this story. Simply type the words ABC NBC CBS Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal into google. There you will find what you were looking for. (See Photo).

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    As you can see, ABC, NBC and CBS did cover last week’s story, but you will have to go to Fox News (Oh, the horror!!!) or another news source if you want the story on video number 2.

    (Did such a video even really exist? I mean, seriously, it wasn’t reported on the news… so it must be another right wing lie from Christian extremists. Nobody with a freaking brain in their head would ever watch Fox News. The people who frequent the Fox News website are ignorant redneck hillbilly toothless losers. Glad I’m not that stoooopid).

    So. let us go to the best place for breaking news: Twitter.

    On the Fox News twitter feed I found the Planned Parenthood story in a retweet of a post by Todd Starnes:

    I also found that the Fox News video twitter feed contained a tweet letting viewers know that the scandal would be discussed on The Five at Five.

    Yes. I know the tweet is ironic.

    Following are samples of tweets on the NBC news twitter feed:

    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/623123142089814022

    Ashley Madison got three tweets in the span of twenty-four hours. Planned Parenthood got zero.

    Yes, that's right: Hackers target scuzzbucket cheating husbands: 3

    Baby body parts harvested for their organs: 0

    The ABC News twitter feed also contained zero references to the second video of the Planned Parenthood scandal, however it did contain this, which is truly heartwarming:

    The CNN twitter feed contained the following tweet on Planned Parenthood. The video in question was not included.

    So, if Planned Parenthood gets caught on video discussing the harvesting of baby body parts which they may or may not be making a profit on, and the news does not report it (except for Fox News, which is not real news and is only accessed by stupid uneducated redneck toothless hillbillies who probably can't even read) did it ever even really happen?

    Ask your neighbors-- the ones who watch the news.