Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Nazis and the New York Times know how to destroy of their harshest critic; The Catholic Church

Heres's the formula;
 if the Church uses her worldwide pulpit to point our your genocidal activity (death camps, abortion, assisted suicide) and you need to silence her, just fabricate a 'new' scandal. Use a typs of sex which is against the law, which will really scandalize 'em back home. Use the terrible cases of a few pedophile or homosexual priests who abuse children as your hook, unearth ancient facts and present them as breaking news, and bam, you got yourself a scandal to silence the Church. Then, you have a media blitz, and your cohorts in politics will craft appropriate legislation to punish the Church while protecting everyone else, and those in charge of the Culture of Death will reap the benefits.
According to this article in MercatorNet, Hitler had a media (propaganda) specialist, Joseph Goebbels, whose job was to provide not only cover for genocide, but polish Der Fuhrer's image, and recruit for the cause. Sound famliar? There are several news outlets which conduct what Bernie Goldberg called "ASlobbering Love Affair with the curent administration, which is bent upon forcing ordinary Americans to pay for the murder of the unborn and infirm under Obamacare.
The Nazis response to Pope Pius XI's "Mit brennender Sorge" a severe criticsm of the Nazis was the fabrication of a moral panic over a priestly pedophilia. These so called scandals cost the Church millions, but more importantly, lower the Church's credibility when the Pope criticizes the regime. After all, that was the goal of the 'scandal'.
Can you blame Pope Pius XII for taking a more cautious route, and hiding millions of Jews in convents, schools and even the Vatican?
The expression “moral panic” was only coined by sociologists in the 1970s to identify a social alarm created artificially, by amplifying real facts and exaggerating their numbers through statistical folklore, as well as “discovering” and presenting as “new” events which in reality are already known and which date to the past. There are real events at the base of the panic, but their number is systematically distorted.


Even without the benefit of modern sociology, Goebbels responded to the encyclical Mit brennender Sorge in 1937 with a textbook case of the creation of a moral panic.
No one is more outraged by abuse of minors and its cover up than I, but I don't see the use of getting the public worked up about 50 year old cases in which the perpetrator and most of his victims are dead.
And I'm not fooled by the timing of this 'crisis' which occurred just when aCatholics were THE lynchpin in deciding the fate of Obamacare.
I just can't help but notice that a common author of this formula of scandal is the same enemy who rejoices in the loss of souls due to genocide, AND pedophilia.


"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Ephesians 6:12 (New International Version)

Read the entire article at .MercatorNet


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Two years ago, I was at the Papal Rally in Dunwoodie, NY

We love our Holy Father, go and visit this blog from writer Anna Arco to see twelve wonderful photos of him. This will remind us of why we need to be praying for him every day, to help him overcome the vitriol out there.
HT Faith and Family
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Abuse victim in Malta: Pope Benedict XVI is a 'saint' :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

When you cut through the 40 year old abuse cases, and talk with the Holy Father face to face, you see the compassion of the man in our Church who did the most to clean up the mess he didn't create: Pope Benedict XVI.
 May the abuse victims see what Joseph saw in him and find the grace to forgive  and move on.
May the rest of the Church hierarchy learn from the Holy Father to see the pain in the victims' eyes, and let it guide their actions in the future. No more winking at sin and passing the trash. There are real lives at stake, and eternal souls in the balance.
And may the media see the plank in their own eye; the rampant abuse in the public sector, before they point out once again the sins of the Church. Enough of this hypocrisy!

Abuse victim in Malta: Pope Benedict XVI is a 'saint' :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The culture of tweens is backing off

It has long been known that the sexualization of our culture is driven by materialism, making money from the so-called tweens, from, age 8 to adolescence, a big marketing group. What this means is that companies are trying to market the same goods that teenagers buy, lip gloss, I-pods,DVDs,  thongs, and padded bras to little girls. YES I said padded bras.
But now, thanks to the heat the Catholic Church is suffering for 50 year old abuse cases, a Brittish store is re-thinking the wisdom of selling padded kiddie bras. Seems they don't want to be labelled pedophiles. Someone should have told them only the Catholic Church can be labelled with that name. There is NO statute of limitation for public schools who abuse children, in fact, in Connecticut, they can't even be sued. They can and do abuse children with impunity. The Shakeshaft Report underlines the indisputable fact that public school teachers are ten times more likely to abuse children, and the media spiked the story. And now, the CT Legislature wants to open up the statute of limitations beyond the 48 years for church abuse cases stretching back 50, 60, or 70 years. Just for priest abuse cases.
No worries, go ahead and sell kiddie bras, you are safe from the P-word.
HT MerctorNet

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Monday, April 19, 2010

The Pope says private Mass in Latin

Something told me this before I read this article.
Lex orandi lex credendi.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Move over, Jonathan Swift

I admire good satire when I read it, it is so rare. When Jonathan Swift wanted to point out the fact that the English considered the Irish sub-human, he wrote "A Modest Proposal" which recommended that the English eat Irish children to shock the public into awareness of their own moral blindness.
”I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled ...”

I do therefore humbly offer it to public consideration that of the hundred and twenty thousand children already computed, twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only one-fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle or swine; and my reason is, that these children are seldom the fruits of marriage, a circumstance not much regarded by our savages, therefore one male will be sufficient to serve four females. That the remaining hundred thousand may, at a year old, be offered in the sale to the persons of quality and fortune through the kingdom; always advising the mother to let them suck plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump and fat for a good table.
What is the differnce between fattening a child for slaughter to be eaten like a lamb, or cutting them up alive in their mother's womb and selling off their body parts for research? Or using their skin for lampshades, like the Nazis did with Holocaust victims?


Over at First Things,  wrote a piece about what a fetus can "do" to avoid a similar fate to the Irish children.
May our Lord have mercy on your poor fetal soul if you have the misfortune to possess a chromosomal abnormality. Once you make it out of the womb you can be filled to the brim with bile—indeed you can rape, pillage, plunder, and murder—and you’ll have people defending your right to live. But right now if they measure the fluid behind your neck using a nuchal scan and discover you have too much—well, you’re as good as dead. Such a test reveals that you may have the unforgivable condition of Down syndrome.
Of course, it's merely a figure of speech to plead God's mercy on the soul of the unborn babe with Down syndrome. Our Merciful Lord would never do anything but welcome such pure souls into heaven, whether or not they make it birth. I was told by a holy priest how fortunate I was to have a child who will never offend God. My job as a mother, which is to get her to heaven, is an easy one.
My job as a writer is to convince the rest of the world of the worth of children with Down syndrome. For this, I request the prayers of their patron saint, Sevant of God Dr Jerome Lejeune, who discovered the cause of Down syndrome and sought to cure it, not because they weren't good enough, but to save them from the abortionist's knife. His discovery of karotyping became the weapon used to identify and kill them, to his great distress.
This trend of 90% abortion of babies with Down syndrome can expected to increase to 100% under Obmacare, as it becomes seen as an economic necessity. What further chills this mother's heart is the potential scenario, predicted by Sarah Palin,  that medical treatment to those children already born may be denied, since the don't score high enough on the statistically based Quality of Life Years Scale QALY.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Pope Benedict!

We love you and are praying for you as you are unfairly attacked by the media. You are our shepherd, the Vicar of Christ, and we stand behind you 100%.
May God grant you 100 years!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Fr Frank Pavone on Justice Stevens

National Director, Priests for Life


US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his retirement. The opening of a Supreme Court seat will again open the ongoing debate in our nation over abortion. Like it or not, a nominee’s stand on this issue will take center stage in the confirmation process.

If you take a tour of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, you eventually reach a relatively small room in the basement. It is the old Supreme Court. Prior to getting its own building across the street, the Supreme Court used to be housed under the building in which our federal lawmakers represent us. They pass laws; judges don't. Judges simply judge whether an existing law has been violated in a particular case, by particular parties.

Or at least that's what they're supposed to do. We live in an age of judicial activism, or as some have called it, judicial tyranny. Judges are striking down laws and writing new ones left and right, without precedent and without reason. The most damaging instance of this in our nation’s history was the Roe vs. Wade decision, unleashing the holocaust of abortion.

So, in short, the judge’s position on the issues shouldn’t matter. Judges aren’t politicians. There shouldn’t be a tug of war between factions trying to get people confirmed because they take “their position” on particular issues, or because they are “moderate” in their views. Commenting on the concept of “moderate judges,” Justice Antonin Scalia once said, “What in the world is a moderate interpretation of a constitutional text? Halfway between what it says and what we’d like it to say?”
All this is fair enough. People on both sides of major issues say they are not in favor of “litmus tests.”

But if a judge had written an opinion in a law review about why women should not have the right to vote, wouldn’t that single issue be enough to most people to disqualify him from being confirmed? Or what if a nominee were known to belong to the Ku Klux Klan? Wouldn’t that single fact be enough to disqualify him from consideration?
The fact is that we use litmus tests all the time. There are certain lines that most people agree should not be crossed.
Supreme Court Justices are not supposed to shape public policy, and their nomination and confirmation should be based on their qualifications, not their views on specific issues.

But there are certain issues so central to the very nature and purpose of government that one’s position on those issues is tantamount to a qualification for the job. The very purpose of government is the protection of human rights, starting with life. No court can legitimize an act of violence, or take away human rights. Anyone who fails to affirm that does not belong in any public office, much less the US Supreme Court.

The United States Senate will have the responsibility to vote for or against the President’s nominee. Let’s start now letting our Senators know where we stand. And please help us rally support on

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Knights of Columbus start novena today for Pope Benedict

When the Holy Father is under attack, whether by actual troops or legions of pro-death journalists, the faithful mus protect him. Join the Knights in a novena to protect the Holy Father and help him spread the Truth, no mater the cost.
The link to the novena.

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Bishop Tobin breaks ties with Catholic Health Association over Obamacare

Tobin told CHA director Sr. Carol Keehan in a March 29 letter that he was “very disappointed that the Catholic Health Association, under your leadership, publicly endorsed the recent health care legislation that was passed and signed into law.”


“This action was taken despite the fact that the legislation will very possibly provide additional public funding for abortion and threaten the freedom of conscience of Catholic individuals and institutions,” wrote the outspokenly pro-life bishop.


This is what every bishop with hospitals in CHA should  be doing now. God bless Bishop Tobin, an outstanding leader.
Read the entire story here.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Bristol Palin's chastity spot

 Powerfully done. Its over at Candie's Foundation.
At least she has the guts to admit she messed up and didn't pay the full price because of her status.

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Media creates widening sex abuse scandal

You have to understand how the media manipulates what is reported, when and how its reported in oreder to see the hands which orchestrated the 'widening sex abuse crisis' in the Church. It is an attempt to silence the truth that the Church speaks. An inconvenient truth.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments in the sexual abuse scandal:

Every news story and commentary stating that the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is widening is factually wrong. The evidence shows just the opposite—it has been contracting for approximately a quarter century. Here's the proof: the John Jay College of Criminal Justice—not exactly an arm of the Catholic Church—has shown repeatedly that the vast majority of the abuse cases took place from the mid-60s to the mid-80s. And the reports over the last five years show a rapid decline. The latest report, covering 2008-2009, shows exactly six credible allegations made against over 40,000 priests and tens of thousands of others working for the Catholic Church.
Almost all of the chatter about the alleged widening of the scandal is a direct result of media sensationalism. Here is a perfect example, taken from a Reuters story today. The headline reads, "Norway's Catholic Church Reveals New Abuse Cases." But what is new is not a new wave of incidents, rather it is an admission by the Norwegian Catholic Church of four cases of alleged abuse that it had not previously disclosed. Two of the cases date back to the 1950s; another dates back two decades; and the fourth one was based on "rumors."
The same Reuters story opens by saying these four stories come "two days after it [the Norwegian Catholic Church] revealed that a bishop who resigned last year did so after abusing an altar boy." That makes it sound like a Church cover-up. Only at the end of the story does the reader learn that the reason why this story did not emerge until this week is precisely because the victim initially asked that it not be made public.

There is no other religious or secular institution being cherry-picked by lawyers and the media like that of the Catholic Church. If what happened in the 1950s qualifies as news when it happened in the Catholic Church, then surely it would be news to learn of all those who were abused a half-century ago by ministers, rabbis, school teachers and others. But it will never happen—such news fails to make the media salivate.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

One more reason to convert from the Episcopal Church

Here she is, in all her clerical high church splendour, Priestess Barbie.
Even sadder is the idea that this would be a good tool for evangelization.
 It IS a popular page on Facebook, after all. Lesbian bishopess didn't convert them, maybe Malibu Ken dressed as an acolyte with his 'friend' Stephen.
Oh please. . ..
Read it and weep. Or laugh.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Need some inspiration this Easter week/

The health care debcle,the betrayal of the bishops by the Catholic Health Association,  the spurious attacks on the Holy Father in the NYTimes, this has been a rough Lent for Catholicism.
If you are discouraged, and need to remember the power of goodness, here's a film to help you remember that one person following Christ, can make a world of difference; enjoy "The Blind Side" now available on DVD.
My review is up on US Catholic.

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Breast cancer stamps contribute to abortion

Don't buy the new Breast Cancer Awareness US Postage stamps. The money goes to the Susan B Komen Foundation, which was begun for noble reasons, but has now developed ties to abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood.
UPDATE:
Here is the link to Jill Staneks' article on World Net Daily where she links the Susan B Komen Foundation to Planned Parenthood Foundation.
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Monday, April 05, 2010

Purging homosexuality from the Church is the only way to true reform

The Legionaries of Christ have made a painful confession of the sins of their founder Fr Marciel, and I pray that from this day they may begin anew to discover their charism and purify what has been sullied through the tragic sins of their founder.I pray for them.
 The rest of the Church will never fully recover from the priestly scandals until they face up to the scandal of homosexuality in the priesthood. The evidence is overwhelming, the crisis was a homosexual one, and no true purification will take place until this is acknowleged. Men with disordered sexuality have no place in the priesthood, they need our compassion and our prayers, but the Church needs to return to the practice of ordaining only chaste heterosexual men. Our seminaries were overtaken by a homosexual culture, which invaded the liturgy, the catechesis and Catholic schools. Michael Rose's book, "Goodbye Good Men" does an excellent job of explaining the depth and breadth of this crisis, I have no desire to do it here, and risk lawsuits. Let me simply say that the allegations in the book in my former diocese were true, and that the 'safe environments' program  continues to deny that so called pedophilia is a homosexual problem.
Dr Bill Donohue agrees.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two news stories released today by the Associated Press:
One of the AP stories on priestly sexual abuse admits that "The overwhelming majority of the victims were adolescents. That means very few guilty priests were pedophiles, a term mental health professionals reserve for those who target pre-pubescent children." Fine. But then it says something which is positively remarkable: "Even though about 80 percent of victims were boys, the John Jay researchers and other experts on sex offenders say it does not mean the perpetrators were gay." So what would they be? Heterosexual?
The AP article relied on the extraordinary remark by Margaret Smith, a professor who worked on the John Jay study. She said that while Donohue "quoted the study's data correctly," I nonetheless "drew an unwarranted conclusion." What? That most of the molesters have been gay? Here is what she said: "The majority of the abusive acts were homosexual in nature. That participation in homosexual acts is not the same as sexual identity as a gay man." So if two men sodomize each other, no one really knows if this qualifies as gay sex. Now I must admit that when I was studying for my doctorate in sociology at NYU, they never taught me such logic.
Both AP stories say the reason why there were so many male victims is because the priests did not have access to girls as altar servers. Nonsense. There have been girl altar servers in some U.S. dioceses since 1983, and almost everywhere since 1994. The statistics actually show that the more priests have access to girls, the less likely it is for girls to be abused.
Here's the tally. As reported in 2004, between 1950 and 2002, 81 percent of the victims were male; in 2005, it stayed the same; in 2006, it dropped to 80 percent; in 2007, it climbed to 82 percent; in 2008, it jumped to 84 percent; and in 2009, it stayed at 84 percent.

In other words, even though priests have less access to males, homosexual priests are molesting them at a higher rate. It's time to end the gay cover-up once and for all.


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