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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Imperfect Pancake: Or Hey! Your Baby Has Problems? Just Throw Her Out and Try Again

Not good enough -- Throw 'em out and try again.

You know when I make pancakes sometimes I put one on the pan before it's hot enough or, on the other hand, the pan is too hot. The pancake comes out very anemic-looking or burnt to a crisp. Sometimes I just set it aside as not quite good enough to serve guests. 

Is that what our children are now? Imperfect pancakes? The ones set aside for the dog or the trash? Just try again for the perfect pancake?

This reminded me of a friend years ago. She went to the hospital emergency room for what turned out to be type 2 diabetes. She thought she was pregnant at the time and, like many doctors today, the attending physician asked her if she wanted the pregnancy.

Would Andy Short Still Be Alive If He Were Born at Great Ormond Street Hospital?

Whose life is not worth living? If you're feeling sorry for yourself this morning, get some inspiration from Andy Short and his trainer, Lee Campbell. When I watched this I thought of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan. Andy and Lee are doing great things together. May God bless this beautiful adventure. I think Mother Teresa would say Andy and Lee are doing "something beautiful for God." Thanks be to God for Andy's parents who loved him unconditionally and never gave up on him.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Can it Be True? Do We Actually Have a President with Common Sense?

Trump bans transgender people from the U.S. military, via Twitter

The purpose of the military is to protect and defend the United States, not to provide a laboratory for social engineers. 

God bless, President Trump. One more reason to be glad I voted for him last November. 

And then there are these other actions that deserve kudos:

Guest Post: The Revolution of Vatican II was Misinterpreted?

Vatican II and the popes who enabled it
Editor's Note: It is good to know the history of any movement and, certainly, the devastation in the Church occurred following the Council and the sexual revolution precipitated by the pill. It' is a logical fallacy, however, to say that because something follows something it shows a cause and effect relationship. So was Vatican II the reason for the collapse of the faith on so many fronts? Its implementation certainly unsettled things, to say the least. I remember the clown Masses and the casual and often irreverent home Masses with practices like married couples communicating each other and priest sans vestments except for a stole. 

Just to be clear, Les Femmes does not question the validity of the Novus Ordo Mass (although we have questioned the validity of certain Masses we've attended in the Novus Ordo form like one in Hampton Roads). What do you think about this, readers?

Challenging the Death Peddlars: Charlie Gard and Jahi McMath

Jahi McMath still alive after being declared
dead  by a California coroner in 2013
The death peddlars may have won a round in the U.K. with their soon-to-be elimination of little Charlie Gard. His death will be a victory for the law of self-fulfilling prophecies. Charlie's case was hopeless they said and they went about making sure their medical opinion was verified by his death. Had Charlie received the experimental treatment his parents wanted in JANUARY, the little boy might be improving and doing well today like so many other miracle babies. 

Well, there's a new round coming up with the case of Jahi McMath who was declared dead by a California coroner in 2013, but continues to live today. (Jahi McMath’s family wins backing for argument that she’s alive.) Jahi requires a ventilator to help her breathe, but she is very much alive. Can a dead body begin menstruating? Jahi did. Can a dead body grow and require hair cuts and nail clipping? Jahi does. Can a dead body respond to commands to move? Jahi moves and responds to commands by family members. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We'll Never Know if Charlie Gard Would Have Been One of the Miracle Babies!

Our Lady of Life, pray for us.
Miracle Babies by Nancy Valko

Doctors and judges aren't gods. Unfortunately, many of them are confused and think they are. And so they make decisions about the "quality" of life of patients and often devalue those that, in their godlike opinions, just don't measure up.

Charlie Gard has taught us a lot. He's taught us that many parents don't have the right to make medical decisions for their children any more. He's taught us that many doctors resemble Dr. Mengele more than Dr. Schweitzer and that radical judges and courts are modern "Big Brothers."

And he's taught us that the spirit of the Third Reich is alive and well in the U.K.

Just as doctors and judges devalued life in Germany through the T4 euthanasia program, the doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London followed in the footsteps of those sames doctors who put checks next to the names of the retarded, WW I amputees, and other "useless eaters" marked for death.

Will You Support a Pro-Life Missionary?

Pro-life missionaries: changing hearts on college campuses
with the GAP (Genocide Awareness Project). Won't you help?
There's a saying about the missions -- "Some give by going and some go by giving." I thought about that when I read Fletcher's email below. In the early days of the formation of the East Coast Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR), Fletcher stopped by to visit us on his way through Woodstock. We've been supporters ever since. 

CBR doesn't flinch. They go out on the front lines at colleges and universities and speak the truth about the value of human life. We've been supporting Maggie Egger, one of their staff members, for several years with a monthly donation and recently doubled it because we respect the work CBR does so much. 

They save babies. Wherever they go the number of calls and visits to local pregnancy help centers go way up. They engage with students who are open to the truth and, after a short conversation, say, "I was pro-choice, but now I'm pro-life." The truth changes hearts. Will you help CBR? In my opinion they are doing one of the most important pro-life works in the U.S. How many college coeds get pregnant and think abortion is their only option? CBR shatters that myth and offers real, compassionate help. They are an important facet of the culture of life diamond.

The Devastating Nightmare of Abortion

On Longings and Lies

They'll never tell you in an abortion mill the sense of devastating loss most women feel after abortion and the nagging nightmare it becomes in their lives. Notice that the women who talk about how much they love their abortions are generally angry feminists who spend their time justifying the evil of killing their own children. Think of Gloria Steinham and Sarah Weddington. Do they come across to you as happy women? Weddington, a career liar, used Norma Jane McCorvey to get abortion on demand. 

The perfect icon for abortion is Goya's painting of Saturn eating his children. The reality leaves women who still have a conscience with grief and suffering. Pray for post aborted women, especially those who wear the mask of being fine with it. That's exactly what it is -- a mask. No mother can kill her child without killing a piece of herself. Only God can restore it, when, like Mary Magdalene, she falls to her knees at the feet of Jesus. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

God's Creation Gives Him Glory! Did You Ever See a Horse Skip?

The love between the horse and his rider is palpable. Watch the horse's tail. He is loving every minute of this glorious and joyful performance!

A Monday Morning Potpourri

Elitists in the culture of death win the battle to eliminate Baby Charlie:
Despite all of his problems, Charlie’s parents – and millions like them – believe that Charlie is a valuable, living human being who should be given a chance to live. [The doctors and judge playing God did not agree and made sure they got their wish -- to kill one more useless eater. If they released the baby prisoner, Charlie might be improving today.] 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Are You Ready?

Can you read the signs of the times? 

Why Exactly is this Man Still Allowed to be an Active Priest?

Priest Creates Stir with Sex Life Revelations

I never thought using the term "active priest" might mean "sexually active!" But here is a man of the cloth bragging that he's always prepared, with condom in pocket, in case he finds himself an opportunity for a "fling."

Why exactly is Tomás Herrera still in the "active" priesthood?

My friend, Fr. James Haley, was suspended for being a whistle-blower about the gays in the priesthood in our diocese. And yet this man and others like him publicly scandalize and often there is nary a peep from their superiors. I can't believe this is the first scandalous act on his part.

What exactly is going on?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bishop Athanasius Schneider - The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

Rorate Caeli blog not only allows but encourages all media and blogs to reprint their Guest Op-Ed by Bishop Athanasius Schneider - The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis in the Church

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Special to Rorate Caeli
July 21, 2017

The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

The current situation of the unprecedented crisis of the Church is comparable with the general crisis in the 4th century, when the Arianism had contaminated the overwhelming majority of the episcopacy, taking a dominant position in the life of the Church. We must seek to address this current situation on the one hand with realism and, on the other hand, with a supernatural spirit – with a profound love for the Church, our mother, who is suffering the Passion of Christ because of this tremendous and general doctrinal, liturgical and pastoral confusion.

Thank the United Nations for the Chaos in Europe

The U.N.: the perfect model for the evil bureaucracy in C.S.
Lewis' novel, That Hideous Strength
Plot to replace Europeans with refugees exposed

When I read this article reporting on a 2000 U.N. paper describing the necessity of mass migration to the west to offset aging and declining populations, I wondered if it was fake news. So I did a search on the U.N. website and confirmed the existence of the report published in 2000 that did, indeed, promote the invasion as a "solution." Isn't this just what we'd expect from the Utopian planners who know what's good for all of us? The U.N. has spent years promoting the sexual revolution and the elimination of babies through abortion and contraception because of "overpopulation." And now their "solution" to the birth dearth disaster they promoted is a migration invasion. 

First they came for the babies; then they came for western culture. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Guest Post: When an Abortionist becomes a Proselytizer of Catholics

From the looks of it, this woman may be meeting
her Maker soon. Please join me in praying for her
conversion and the conversion of Church leaders
who give her a platform to scandalize the faithful.
Editor's note: 

Talk about turning the faith on its head! We live in times when the orthodox (like the dubia cardinals) are sent into the desert and the Herods, Pilates, and pharisees become the honored teachers of the faithful. 

Jesus predicted it when he said a time would come when good was called evil and evil good, when people would prefer to have their ears tickled than to hear the truth.  I'm not sure we realized the reality that the people he meant occupied the highest level of the Church. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us!

Birds of a Feather Flock Together...and That Includes Vultures and Other Birds of Prey...

...who are preying on the flock rather than praying for them. And so it goes.

Dissenting Jesuit James Martin is speaking at the D.C. priests' symposium, an alumni event for Theological College in October. If I were an alumnus priest I'd be skipping this event. But hey, who am I to judge?

The Jesuits are, to say the least, an odd flock these days, reference their superior "baptizing" himself as "officially the first Superior Jesuit in Buddhist Baptism.” And that is coming from the Jesuits' own website which includes this disturbing rainbow image re-posted with an article at OnePeterFive.