Thursday, October 30, 2008

Archbishop Claims Government is Corrupt!

... and a politician cries, "sedition!"

Unfortunately, it's another country. But it sets a good precedent!

Could our bishops do the same? Or would they fear losing billions of dollars in federal taxpayer subsidies? And an investigation of the bishops' coverup of the abuse scandals?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who's Behind the Mask?

What do bad guys do when they rob a bank? They put on a mask. Well, there are some bad guys trying to rob real Catholics of the truth. Frances Kissling of Catholics (sic) for a Free Choice [CFFC] was an early pioneer. Her organization, which pretended to represent Catholics but later admitted it had no members, was funded by those who hated Catholic truth. According to the website, "Between 1996 and 2000, [CFFC] raised approximately $15 million, more than 70 percent of which came from five sources that have never contributed to an officially recognized Catholic nonprofit: the Buffett Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Ford Foundation (which gave a total of $4.4 million). All five of these foundations have supported Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, and the National Organization for Women. Other funders of CFFC include the Open Society Institute of George Soros, the Summit Charitable Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, the Compton Foundation; and the Turner Foundation."

This election cycle some copycat robbers are going after the Catholic vote. Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United are shilling for Obama claiming Catholics can, in good conscience, vote for the most pro-abortion, pro-infanticide candidate in history. So...who's funding these groups which are connected? George Soros for one. LifeSiteNews recently did an article exposing the connection between the anti-Catholic Soros and these bandit groups. Bill Donohue of The Catholic League told LifeSite, “The reason Soros funds the Catholic Left is the same reason he lavishly funds Catholics for Choice, the pro-abortion group that has twice been condemned as a fraud by Catholic bishops: they all service his agenda, [which includes making] "support for abortion rights a respectable Catholic position."

There's a great scene in the movie, The Hiding Place, a film that tells the true story of holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom and her family. When Corrie tries to get a Lutheran pastor to hide a little baby on his farm outside the city of Haarlem, Holland where they live, he responds, "Risk all for one Jewish baby?" After the pastor leaves, Corrie fumes until her elderly father says, "Corrie, just because the mouse is in the cookie jar, doesn't make him a cookie." There are a lot of rodents in the Church these days masquerading as Catholics. Expose them for what they are: masked bandits trying to rob the faithful of the truth.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Could a Terrorist become Top Teacher?

Phyllis Schlafly, one of my heroes, has an insightful article about the scary possibilities for education in an Obama presidency. Consider former terrorist William Ayers as Secretary of Education. He has, after all, shifted careers from bombing buildings to brainwashing children, a much more effective way of destroying America.

"From his prestigious and safe university position," Phyllis writes, "Ayers has been teaching teachers and students in rebellion against American capitalism and what he calls 'imperialism' and 'oppression.' The code words for the Ayers curriculum are 'social justice,' a 'transformative' vision, 'critical pedagogy,' 'liberation,' 'capitalist injustices,' 'critical race theory,' 'queer theory,' and of course multiculturalism and feminism."

The impact of brainwashing a generation is already apparent in the growing acceptance of homosexuality as normal. What's miraculous is that after all these years, abortion continues to defy the evil left's efforts at acceptance. Most Americans still oppose most abortions.

Could an Obama presidency with Ayers as the top teacher change that? Let's hope we don't have to find out.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Obama and Same-Sex Marriage: One More Reason to "Just Say NObama"

If Obama's extreme advocacy of abortion and infanticide isn't enough to revolt you, consider his position on same-sex marriage. Terence Hall writing at says, "In June, Obama sent a letter to the San Francisco-based Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club. It was...reprinted in full in the July 2 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle under the headline 'Obama opposes proposed ban on gay marriage.'....[I]n this letter. He also declared that he opposes all state constitutional amendments that limit marriage to a man and a woman, that he opposes a federal amendment that would prevent states from being forced to recognize same-sex marriages, that he wants to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and that he wants to fully open the military to gays.

"'I want to congratulate all of you who have shown your love for each other by getting married these last few weeks,' Obama wrote. 'I support extending fully equal rights and benefits to same sex couples under both state and federal law. That is why I support repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and the 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy, and the passage of laws to protect LGBT Americans from hate crimes and employment discrimination. And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states.'

"To make clear that he wants no distinction in law between traditional married couples and same-sex couples -- including in laws regarding the adoption of babies -- Obama sent a second letter Aug. 1 to the Family Equality Council, a group that says it envisions 'a country that celebrates a diversity of family constellations.'

"'We also have to do more to support and strengthen LGBT families,' Obama told this council. 'And that's why we have to extend equal treatment in our family and adoption laws.'

"The federal Defense of Marriage Act that Obama wants repealed does two things. It defines marriage for federal purposes as the union of a man and a woman, and it says states will not be forced to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states, as they ordinarily would under the Constitution's 'Full Faith and Credit Clause.'

"The Full Faith and Credit Clause requires all states to recognize the judicial acts of other states but says, 'Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.'

"If the policies Obama supports come to pass, California will have same-sex marriage, and the federal law protecting other states from recognizing California's same-sex marriages will be repealed.

"Then it would be up to the sort of federal judges Obama would appoint to decide whether the Full Faith and Credit Clause -- barring an act of Congress saying otherwise -- would require every other state in the union to accept California's marriage law as their own."

If you want to see what Same-sex marriage laws mean to your family go here and here. And pray that Obama loses on November 4th.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Should Israel Vet Proposed Catholic Canonizations?

Isaac Herzog, Israel’s Minister of Welfare and Social Services and Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and the Fight Against Antisemitism, has announced his opposition to the possible beatification of Pope Pius XII.

‘The intent to turn Pius XII into a saint is unacceptable,’ said Mr. Herzog, who is the son of the late Israeli President Chaim Herzog.

He is apparently the head of the ministry against ThoughtCrime.

By the way, the term "unacceptable" is coming into vogue on the part of the Bush Administration too, usually with regard to events over which is has no control (but wishes it did). Perhaps that's where Isaac is getting his talking points.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


From Milton Friedman:

"We do not write these things and do these things because we think that we will ultimately be able to persuade the other side; we do them because we know that when the other side fails and finally there are no other options left, we will be there with the solutions that are true and that will work."

A round of applause please

Bishop Joseph Martino interrupted a parish forum on Sunday that one of the panelists described as "giving cover" to pro-abortion candidates. The Wayne Independent covered the story describing the bishop's statement to the forum:

"Martino, who arrived while the panelists were stating their viewpoints, took issue with the USCCB statement, which was handed out to everyone at the meeting, and also that his letter was not mentioned once at the forum 'No USCCB document is relevant in this diocese...The USCCB doesn’t speak for me....The only relevant document ... is my letter....There is one teacher in this diocese, and these points are not debatable....Health care, education, economic security, immigration, and taxes are very important concerns. Neglect of any one of them has dire consequences as the recent financial crisis demonstrates. However, the solutions to problems in these areas do not usually involve a rejection of the sanctity of human life in the way that abortion does.... 'Another argument goes like this: "As wrong as abortion is, I don't think it is the only relevant ‘life’ issue that should be considered when deciding for whom to vote." This reasoning is sound only if other issues carry the same moral weight as abortion does, such as in the case of euthanasia and destruction of embryos for research purposes. ... National Right to Life reports that 48.5 million abortions have been performed since 1973. One would be too many. No war, no natural disaster, no illness or disability has claimed so great a price.' The letter also states that Catholic public officials who 'persist in public support for abortion' should 'not partake in or be admitted to the sacrament of Holy Communion.'"

If you'd like to thank Bishop Martino here's his contact information:
Diocese of Scranton
300 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Main Chancery Number: 570-207-2238
Fax Number: 570-207-2236

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dim and Dimmer

Dimwits, that is. Some fellow named "Do Good" (ok, perhaps it is a con job) insists that it's a long-accepted fact that "socialist" is a codeword for "Black" (Or apparently "coloured," or "Negro," if it's been very long accepted).

This fellow would be dumfounded to meet Mably and Meslier, or the Left Hegelians, or Lenin, the Menscheviki ... and all those other self-described socialists who were really denominating themselves as ... well, you know.

"Everything's up to date in Kansas City," the song goes -- except this doofus. But he serves the Obamic purpose, which is his wont, I suppose.

Monday, October 20, 2008

"They're baaaaaack" - CCHD wants your money to promote liberalism

For forty years the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been picking the pockets of Catholics in the pew and funnelling buckets of it into liberal community organizing groups like ACORN and the Industrial Areas Foundation.

The collection will be taken up this year on November 22-23 in most dioceses in the United States. Check out the Catholic Media Coalition website to read up on the connection between CCHD and the Obama campaign. If the most pro-abortion candidate in the history of the country is elected in November you can thank the Catholic bishops and their annual collection for advancing him and his liberal brethren. BOYCOTT CCHD! Pass it on.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

'Twas Ever Thus

The WashPost has a story today describing how the South African ANC, once derided and persecuted by the colonial government there, is now rent by factions and self-dealers.

My, My, what a surprise.

When the ANC was dangerously unpopular, nobody wanted to join. When it finally came to power, all the manipulators and hucksters jumped on board.

It's exactly what happened to the conservative movement. In the 60s, we were "kooks." By the 80s, even lefties like Jim Baker signed on to cash in.

And by 2001, the Trotskyite neocons left the Democrats behind and jumped into the trough.

And they killed the conservative and pro-life movements and the GOP. Heckuva job, guys!!

Time to start over.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Michael Reagan Doesn't Know The Half Of It

From his latest column:

"Unless John McCain understands what is at stake here, Nov. 5 is going to resemble the smoking rubble of Dresden in the wake of the Allied firebombing of that city. The Republican Party is going to be in shambles."

Not quite the same, Michael: the thousands of civilians deliberately killed in Dresden were innocent.

Slow-Mo Joe

Joe Biden readily admits he's too dumb to be a federal judge, but he's smart enough to tell a bad one (pro-lifers need not apply) when he's voting on the Judiciary Committee, which he chaired for many years.

Now Joe declares that everybody in the USA just loves America.

"We all love this country," he brays... yes, even Farrakhan, Reverend Wright, Bill Ayers and "Bernadette the Bomber" Dohrn, not to mention the Mexican drug and smuggling gangs that are taking over our southwest border ...

"Catholic" Joe loves abortion, too (Augustine would call that a "disordered" love), and he loves to talk, plagiarize, and to be a crashing bore (on the Foreign Relations Committee, when Chairman Joe begins to talk, even the Democrats start reading their newspaper clips).

Last in his class in law school, and no class. That's Joe.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Why the World Won't Be Free Until the '60s Kids Die

Hat tip to Uncle Di, for this one.

Maureen's (Bad) Memory

This morning Maureen Dowd pretends to write about Paul Newman (RIP), but uses him as a foil:

>>At a moment when America feels angry and betrayed, when our leaders have forfeited our trust and jeopardized our future, we lost an American icon who stood for traits that have been in short supply in the Bush administration: shrewdness, humility, decency, generosity, class.<<

Uh, say.... Mo??!!

**Bush’s** administration?

Have you forgotten all of the 1990s?

shrewdness – Hillary Health Care?

humility, -- Oh such humble people, condemning the decade of greed – NOT the 90s (Howell Raines, OMB director, call your office at Fannie Mae, where you raped and pillaged for tens of millions, James Johnson -- ditto!!)

decency -- Gennifer Flowers? Juanitta Brodderick? Bill and "decency" are, well, not acquainted.

generosity -- they deducted donating their USED UNDERWEAR from their taxes !!!!

class. ....

class .....

Class? Hey Monica, how do you spell it?

There is not enough room in my barn and pastures for this fertilizer.