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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fired Feminist Pro-Abort Instigates Attack on Steubenville Colleagues

Rebecca Bratten Weiss
Pro-Abort Feminist Idealogue
From Church Militant TV April 19, by Christine Niles:
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - Alumni of the Franciscan University  of Steubenville [All three of them!] launched an attack against conservative professors at the Catholic school, but inside sources claim a fired professor is behind the move.
An open letter published by "alumni and friends" of the university accuses Professors Anne Hendershott and Stephen Krason, among others, of being "strongly ideologically aligned with the far right of American politics." As proof, the letter cites articles authored by Hendershott and Krason calling out liberal Catholic schools, leftist protests, Obama policies and feminism. 

Counting Calories: An Exercise in Self Awareness and Accountability

We found this snail in the garden, Grandma.
We think it moves faster than you do! 
I've never paid much attention to my weight and have rarely dieted in my life. During Advent and Lent I've often given up sweets, alcohol, between meal snacks, and other calorie-laden goodies. I once gave up chocolate for an extended period for one of my children who was going through a hard time.

But I decided after my annual physical two weeks ago that I really need to drop some pounds because I'm exhausted all the time and the extra weight is no doubt a big reason. I decided I needed to get serious about it.

It's frustrating because I pretty much eat the way I always have: three meals a day and only a rare snack with a cup of decaf tea and honey in the evening. (Honey is a sleep aid and it really works for me.)  But being on prednisone for 18 months and the natural, metabolic slowdown from age seems to have reset my metabolism to that of a snail.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Twitter Discriminates against Young Adult with Down's Syndrome

Charlotte (Charlie) Fien's account was locked for 24 hours!

Why?

Because she posted pro-life photos on her Twitter page.

This young woman is an activist defending the rights of those with Down's Syndrome. She's spoken before the U.N. She's also worked to help the Irish people keep their laws protecting babies in the womb.

Read more here and check out her testimony at the U.N. Go, Charlie!

There's more than one way to abuse a child!

Jazz has serious problems including binge eating.
In my last post I referred to little Alfie Evans and the doctors' concerted effort to kill him by pulling his ventilator. But there are other ways to abuse and "kill" children. One of the worst is the politically correct way many are dealing with the illness of gender dysphoria. And, yes, it is an illness.

An endocrinologist evaluates I Am Jazz, the propaganda book for kids who have gender dysphoria. 

Dr. Michael Laidlaw provides a real service in analyzing one of the most popular books being pushed by transgender activists. He begins with an important point:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Will Pope Francis be a (Grand)Papa to Little Alfie Evans?

Little Alfie Evans deserves a chance to live!
Father of Alfie Evans meets with pope, pleads for asylum in Italy


As the culture of death zooms in on the sickest members of our human family, we need voices to stand up and speak out. And so I was glad to see these stories about Pope Francis meeting with little Alfie Evans' dad and speaking clearly about the evil of abandoning the sickest and most helpless among us:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

An Interview with Dexter Duggan on the "Family Feud" with James Hitchcock

Read the latest Catholic news!
Earlier this month I wrote a post about the "family feud" between Catholic historian James Hitchcock and The Wanderer, a conservative Catholic newspaper. Hitchcock's book, Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics, targets The Wanderer (and reporter Dexter Duggan particularly) with a tsunami of criticism.  But the charges, from the perspective of a regular reader (myself), are baffling since Hitchcock implies that The Wanderer and several of her writers, have thrown the pro-life issue under the bus.

Huh?

The Wanderer is one of the most consistent champions of babies in the womb and those who defend them in the Catholic media. The newspaper also publishes some of the best commentary on Catholic teaching about the entire range of pro-life issues: abortion, euthanasia, homosexual activism and same-sex "marriage", assisted suicide, reproductive technology, etc. How could a Catholic historian get things so wrong?

Maybe liberal Starbucks isn't so liberal after all.



I have to laugh when liberals demonstrate just how illiberal they are. Hey, Starbucks diversity is all about protecting the right to sodomy and gay "marriage," but letting blacks use the restroom when they haven't ordered one of their high priced burnt coffees...that's a horse (or a person) of a different color. I never drink Starbucks anyway, but I am laughing over their moment of negative notoriety! [Note: The police don't deserve any criticism here. They were called by Starbucks to remove the black men from what is a private business. They were simply carrying out the law that gives Starbucks the right to order people off their property.] Let's face it. These days many managers exhibit the snowflake attitude of don't make me feel uncomfortable. Get out so I can drink my latte and hug my snuggie in my safe space. Of course the situation at Starbucks will get a lot more media coverage than the episode in Seattle where pro-lifers were ordered out of the gay coffee shop.

Starbucks Boycott Launched over Racist Episode

And Another

Monday, April 16, 2018

Here's Why We Need Capital Punishment!

7 inmates killed in 'mass casualty incident' at SC prison

Many are probably shaking their heads and saying I'm not really pro-life because I believe capital punishment is sometimes justified. But I believe the state has the obligation to protect her people and prevent more innocent victims from those who clearly cannot be safely assimilated into society and are an on-going danger to other inmates and prison workers. Don't they have rights? Aren't their lives worth protecting?





Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Meditation: Control of the Thoughts, a Prescription for Spiritual Health

Today has offered a continual reminder that one of the keys to happiness is to control our thoughts. A constant litany of negativity is the quickest way to discouragement and depression. When I was on Facebook this morning, I came across a video of Zig Ziglar. It intrigued me so I took a look at his bio. His life wasn't all roses and bonbons. His father died when he was only six years old and his baby sister died two days later. His family was poor. He was a salesman who struggled to make enough to take care of his family. And yet, he never gave up and ended up a successful motivational speakers helping millions of people "overcome obstacles." Here's just one short video with an important message about life.

Let's Hear It for Tennessee: Gov Signs Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood!

UPDATE 4/13

Tennessee moves to defund Planned Parenthood

They still need a waiver from the feds according to the article and no doubt the well funded abortion giant will sue, but the legislature and governor did the right think and it puts pressure on the baby killers and sends a message. The law is a teacher and this is one teaches that Tennessee favors childbirth over child murder.

So here's a big Tennessee celebration song!



Saturday, April 14, 2018

U.K. Continues to Kidnap Sick Babies to Kill Them!

Baby Alfie Evans, the latest "useless eater"
targeted in the U.K. for death by doctor mandate!
Who has the right to make decisions over Alfie's medical treatment? Or even where he dies? The U.K. says it's judges and doctors. Move over, parents, your children belong to the state and if they don't measure up, it's "Sayonara, baby!" Alder Hey Children's Hospital even put a police guard outside the little one's room to make sure his parents don't remove the baby from their "loving" care.

This little one is likely to end up the same way Charlie Gard did -- dead by doctors' mandate.

If the death peddlers say your little one's case is hopeless, even if you raise money to pay for treatment and have an air ambulance ready to take him to another hospital (like Alfie's parents do) they will kill your child anyway. What do you know about it, you stupid parents? We are the scientists and medical experts and we say it's time to die!

On the Attack in Syria: Where are We Going?

Updating Just War Theory

This article was written before the attack on Syria by the U.S. The talking heads are all yelling at each other. I remember being totally confused about the Vietnam War which was raging when I graduated from college. One of my classmates lost her fiance in the Tet Offensive. I stood in the stairwell at the Main Navy building on Constitution Ave. in D.C. and watched one of the anti-war marches going by feeling totally confused about the morality of the war.

Do things never change? I hope you are praying your rosary today for world peace.




It's Back: The ERA




Illinois Senate Ignores History, Passes ERA; House Should Not Take Up

Friday, April 13, 2018

University of Tennessee Hosts Sex Week

What a week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville!

"Sex Week" ended yesterday and the students no doubt got big benefits from all the "events" listed in their flyer. I hesitate to post it because of the XXX events of the week, but I think it's necessary for parents to realize exactly what's happening on college campuses today to "educate" their children.

Note Thursday's events beginning with the "Science of Abortion." If you think that's about showing kids how abortion kills babies or the risks to women, you must have just stepped off an alien starship. And just imagine the show and tell at "Toys R Sex." Will they have live demonstrations for that sexshop and the next event which I can't even bring myself to type? Is this why parents are spending big bucks to send their kids to college?

Media Ignores Student Pro-Life Walkout!

via GIPHY

Students at 350 schools walk out to protest child killing by abortion

And what's the media response?

.....Anyone?.....Anyone?.....Hear the crickets?....Or was that a yawn?

Silence -- nada -- nothing.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Attack on Humanae Vitae and the Leftist Groups Behind It Today

John Podesta and the "Catholic Spring"
With the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae (HV) coming up, we'll no doubt see many articles reflecting the history of the birth control wars. I read one this morning
describing what was happening in 2012 under the Obama administration. (Here's another.) These reflect not only the impact of the collapse in morality spurred by the 1960s revolution, but more recent Democrat strategies to further undermine morality by manipulating Catholics.

Two generations after HV the smoldering wreckage was being fanned into flames by liberals on the hill using Catholic front groups and the complicit mainstream media who share their agenda. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#IstandwithLaura - Are David Hogg's Fifteen Minutes of Fame almost Up?

Let's hope so!



If you dare to criticize the foul-mouthed teenager (who calls anyone who supports the second amendment a "f***ing child killer) expect to be attacked for "picking on a child." Hmm...Is David just a baby bully who can say anything he wants disparaging others but is allowed to rampage in the pigpen himself? You would have thought Laura Ingraham threatened to beat the baby with a club instead of tweeting that he whined about not getting accepted to his college of choice. Really, David, grow up!

Do You Know Your Bishop?

If you haven't checked out my new page, Know Your Bishops, I invite you to visit. I'm adding to it
every day. Here's the intro I wrote:
INTRODUCTION: Jesus said, "By your fruits you shall know them." That doesn't sound like an admonition to live in blind acceptance of everything people say and do because "who am I to judge?" We are, in fact, called by Christ to evaluate and judge the fruits of those around us so we can make sound moral decisions.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Former Disney Princess Exposes Wicked Witch, Planned Parenthood

Which Disney Princess?
Recently Planned Parenthood tweeted that Disney needs a princess who's had an abortion. Yes, they really said it. They also suggested a transgender princess. Really! Wouldn't you love to have your little girls being hugged and fondled by a man dressed as Cinderella or Ariel?

Apparently the blowback was significant, because they removed the tweet later and said the subject was too serious for the context. Right! 

Well, now a former Disney princess, Deanna Falchook, who did in fact, have an abortion to keep her job as Cinderella has responded to PP. Here's an excerpt:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Meandering Thoughts for Monday

Diamond and Silk: two tough talking ladies!
  • The feast of the Annunciation was moved from March 25th to this morning because of Palm Sunday falling on the feast day. So, just think, that means we are closer to Christmas. Jesus will be born two weeks early in 2018!
  •  Facebook says Diamond and Silk are "unsafe." The two hairdressers, conservative black women (and sisters) who support President Trump, are definitely "unsafe" to liberals who hate people of color escaping their plantation. Get used to it, liberals.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Georgia on My Mind -- Definitely a Capital of Political Incorrectness!

Harris County sounds like my kind of place. If it weren't so far from our children and grandchildren, I'd resettle there in a minute. I love this sheriff!



How's That Bathroom Policy at Target Working Out?

Man Exposed Himself to Child in South Loop Target Restroom
A mother was with her young child at about 4:08 p.m. in the women’s restroom at the Target at 1154 S. Clark when the man entered and insisted he had to go to the bathroom, according to Chicago Police.
He then pushed into the stall where the child was and exposed his genitals before leaving the bathroom, police said.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

New Blog Page: Know Your Bishops!

I once read about a good Irish Catholic mom who told her children how to recognize a good priest from a bad priest. A good priest, she told her children, is one who teaches what the Church teaches. A bad priests teaches things that conflict with what the Church teaches. That good advice applies exponentially to bishops called to teach, govern, and sanctify the flock.

So I'm adding a new page to the blog called "Know Your Bishops."

More from Mark Robinson! What a Great Spokesman for the Constitution and the Second Amendment!

Update on Mark Robinson from North Carolina:



Let's pray for this man to get into politics at the local level. He would be a great addition to the Greensboro City Council. And who knows where he can go from there!

Friday, April 6, 2018

On Pope Francis and His "Friendship" With Scalfari: Is the Confusion Deliberate?

The conversations between Pope Francis and his atheist journalist "friend" continue again and again to be sources of conflict with quotes that are clarified as "not quotes" and statements that are said not to reflect what the pope really said. But, it seems, the points in the quotes are seldom refuted.  

Are the pope's discussions with Scalfari
a deliberate decision to sow confusion?
Phil Lawler urges Catholics to ask their bishops to
 "Bring back clarity in an age of confusion."
Confusing eh? And is that the point? If Pope Francis owned a company called Confusion Unlimited he could be described as a very successful CEO.

With regard to the pope's relationship with Scalfari, a friend on Facebook used the following analogy about Pope Francis who, as persona Christi, is called to protect his bride, the Church. It describes his relationship with his buddy Scalfari who, as an atheist, doesn't even recognize the bride. I think the analogy is spot on! 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mark Robinson Defends the Right of the Majority to Protect Themselves. Go, Mark!

Crime and Illegals: Watch Our for Lying Statistics!

Several thoughts:
  • The Left often blends legal and illegal immigrants to make the case that we are not at risk from "immigrants." That doesn't hold water when only illegals are evaluated.
  • A large number of Americans would still be alive if we protected our border from invasion. If the lives of 17 students at a Parkland high school are important enough for the Left to demand gun control, shouldn't the murders of many more Americans by illegals spark a call by the Left for border control? Can you spell hypocrisy?
  • If the victims of illegals' crimes were yourself or your mom, dad, son, daughter, brother, sister what would you do? Would you want to live in a "sanctuary city?"
Border Agents Stop Convicted Rapist from Re-Entry

Non-Citizens Committed a Disproportionate Share of Federal Crimes, 2011-16


The truth about crime, illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities

In Arizona illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

Winnie Mandela Became the Evil She Condemned

I'm not going to celebrate Winnie Mandela's death by singing "The Wicked Witch is Dead" from Wizard of Oz; on the other hand, I'm not going to celebrate her life as one of inspiration, courage, goodness and kindness either. The TRUTH is best as always.  [However, I might be caught surreptitiously humming, "Ding Dong, the ..."]

Here is Andrew Bolt telling the TRUTH about Winnie Mandela:


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The "Family" Feud between James Hitchcock and The Wanderer: Why, Dr. HItchcock?

Hey, we may share the same last name, but
I don't get what's going on either.
It reminds me of a movie I made once.
As I wrote several months ago (Can We Disband the Circular Firing Squads?), I'm baffled by historian James Hitchcock's vendetta against The Wanderer and two of their writers, Dexter Duggan and Chris Manion (not to mention a host of others including Judie Brown of American Life League; eminent Catholic author Joe Sobran (RIP); Paul Likoudis, longtime journalist for The Wanderer (RIP); Pat Buchanan; Chris Ferrara of The Remnant; etc.).

Ferrara responded to one of Hitchock's previous attacks back in 2007 when Hitchcock's spleen apparently hit maximum inflammation. His recent book - Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics  is filled with errors, misquotes, and general sloppy scholarship. How sad.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

#IStandWithLaura - Foul-mouthed David Hogg targets Conservative Laura Ingraham

UPDATE: FOX Says Laura Stays!

David Hogg calls for boycott of Laura Ingraham.

Why? Because she tweeted about him getting rejected by several colleges to which he's applied. Really? That's a hanging offense? This young man who claims to be a leader of the free world and defender of all the victims of the Parkland shooting (Would they all support his politics?) is now crying that Laura targets "children." David, you can't have it both ways. Are you a spokesman who's smarter than your stupid parents Or are you a widdle kid who needs protection from big, bad Laura?

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Definitive Interview with Pope Francis

Eccles and Bosco just conducted the definitive interview with Pope Francis. It is such a relief to know that our Holy Father believes in hell:
Pope Francis admits that Hell exists
We have been lucky enough to be granted an interview with Pope Francis (yes, that Pope Francis). In fact we never actually met him, or spoke to him, but this is not considered necessary these days, and we have decided to make the whole thing up. Take it away, Francis!
"Yes, I know I allowed Scalfari to interview me - a 93-year-old lunatic who switches off his hearing aid when he interviews, doesn't take notes, and makes up his own account of what happened. And I know I've been fooled by him 489 times before. But we were told to forgive people 70 times 7 times, and this is the last," explained the Holy Father.
"And yes, Eccles, I do believe in Hell. Look, can you imagine something nastier than this?" [You'll have to go to the source to see the photos and the rest of the article.]
Thank God for laughter. It keeps us sane in an insane world.

You Didn't Really Believe the Kids Planned the March, Did You?

In the "secret" video below, Debbie Miller, an indoctrinator a "teacher" in the Broward County public schools, reveals exactly what was going on at the March for Our Lives. It was a setup from the beginning. And it's not about protecting the kids, it's about using the kids to ban guns and gut the second amendment. Note all the anti-gun organizations involved in organizing, doing media, arranging meetings with Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, and donating to advance this radical agenda. Giffords is doing the PR, Southwest Airlines donated all the seats on the plane for this group of provocateurs! And at the end of the March they planned to go to the NEA building and "have hot chocolate." (Isn't that cute for all those student "leaders" who pulled off this massive protest in just a few weeks. Wow!) This teacher illustrates exactly what is happening in the public schools -- It's not education; it's indoctrination! They use kids, just like hospitals that do abortions use their preemie units to raise money. Read more here.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A Double Blessed Easter to All as We Rejoice in Our Risen Lord!



My grandfather, Raymond Michael Schneider was the organist at St. James Catholic Church in Lakewood, Ohio for many years. He had a well-respected mens' choir and a boys' choir as well. I think he would appreciate this performance of Mozart's Alleluia by young Aksel Rykkvin. I dedicate this post to him and to my grandmother, Marie Zurlinden Schneider.