Worse Than Murder, Inc Hardest Hit

Friday, May 5, AD 2017



Among the provisions of the ObamaCare repeal and replace legislation passed by two votes in the House yesterday is the defunding of Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc.  We will see what the Senate does now, but for now Worse Than Murder, Inc. is in full panic mode as the above video indicates.  Worse Than Murder, Inc is big business and federal funding accounts for about 40% of their annual revenues of 1.3 billion.  Let’s make Bill Gates or some other well-heeled pro-abort pick up the tab instead of the American taxpayer.  The Democrats will fight tooth and nail since to them abortion has become a sacrament, and pro-aborts their main source of money and campaign volunteers.  When Stephen Douglas proposed his Kansas-Nebraska Act he predicted, correctly, that it was going to “raise a hell of a storm”.  We are in for that type of fight.

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7 Responses to Worse Than Murder, Inc Hardest Hit

  • Fight we will.
    Please call your respective Senators​.
    Tell them..No more federal funding for the Americans cesspool P.P. Let the $ fund poor women’s health care at Federally Qualified Health Centers through out our country. Give women real choice without stepping foot into our national death camps.

  • Wow, you can expect the price of re-purposed baby parts to go through the roof….

  • Unfortunately, Mr. Nachazel, calling my respective Senators here in California (Harris and Feinstein) and urging them to vote to defund PP would be about as useless as life skills training for suicide bombers!

  • Greg Mockeridge: Tell them anyway and always as citizens have been disenfranchised of our say in this matter.
    The last part of her speech was a double edged sword. She calls upon all persons who care about lives.

  • Hi Greg.
    I do appreciate your opinion.
    I’ve written to Michigan’s Senators, Peters and Stabanow, over the course for several years relating to Pro Life causes and Religious Freedom infractions, HHS mandate. Yes..to no avail. I still write​. Mary De Voe I correct…tell them anyway.

    btw…the response generated from their respective offices make great salmon wrap. We have an abundance of salmon in North Western Michigan.

  • Senator Bob Casey, alleged Catholic, will certainly vote against the repeal of Obumblercare because he is the media’s idea of a Catholic – Casey ignores his faith when it conflicts with Democrat ideology.

  • Given Trump’s affinity for single payer, I don’t think Ms. Richards has anything to worry about:


Pro-life Democrats, Unicorns and Other Mythical Creatures

Monday, April 24, AD 2017


Just in case there are still delusional people out there who think it is possible to be both a Democrat and Pro-life:

“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”


“At a time when women’s rights are under assault from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country,” he added, “we must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”

Although the Democratic Party’s radically pro-abortion platform was galvanized in 1992, when the Party refused to allow the late Governor Robert P. Casey of Pennsylvania to give a speech against abortion at its National Convention, it has continued to harden into a fundamental pillar of the Party.

Yet in his address Friday, DNC leader Tom Perez became the first chairman of the party to demand absolute ideological purity on abortion rights, promising to only back Democratic candidates who embrace a woman’s right to choose.

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9 Responses to Pro-life Democrats, Unicorns and Other Mythical Creatures

  • Republicans may be the party of hypocrisy and incompetency, but Democrats are the party of Satan himself.

  • But I have assurances from Catholic luminaries that the Democrats are so much closer to the real doctrine of the Church! 🙄 😉

    Wait, let me check… *google* Nope, no commentary on this moment from those same luminaries. Funny isn’t it how the Republicans can say something along the lines of, “we don’t want to do [X] but we’ll leave open the ability to do [X] in case circumstances force us” is a sign of how wretched, evil and benighted they are, while Democrats’ “abort or GTFO!” never elicits a reaction.

  • LQC: As usual, you are 100% correct.

    The idiot left (redundant) has been touting the latest hoax poll’s 30% Trump favorability rating.

    Two things: One, Trump supporters don’t respond to Democrat polling. Even (unbelievable as it seems) I have caller ID on my (basically unused) land line, and I don’t answer it unless it’s someone I know. Two, The only polls that count are on Election Days. To wit, since 2009, the Dumocrats lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. President TRUMP will fill 108 Federal judicial and two or three more SCOTUS vacancies. The GOP now controls the White House, both houses of Congress, soon the Judiciary, and nearly two-thirds of the states’ legislatures and governors’ mansions.

    Plus, the same BS polling shows a remarkable democrat weaknesses. “Only 28% of Americans think Democrats are in touch with the concerns of most Americans. And remember, 2014, when the number was 48%, wasn’t exactly a banner year for Democrats.”

    Please dums, keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working great!

  • It was Governor Casey’s principled stand that brought me into the Democrat Party and the addition of a pro-abortion plank to the Libertarian Platform that drove me to the GOP. In the end, I am an unhappy Republican for its hypocrisy and cowardice but it just isn’t true that rank-and-file Republicans and Democrats are all the same.

  • MrsD is currently active in local Democratic politics. Up until about 2 years ago it was possible to be pro-life on the local level. There was no litmus test. People could be elected to the state legislature without compromising their views.

    This has now changed. Our grassroots pro-aborts have become much more militant in the last 2 years. They are now saying the same thing Perez is saying. MrsD is on the verge of quitting.

  • In the last few years under Obama, the federal government gave about $550
    million taxpayer dollars each year to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood
    also receives piles of taxpayer dollars from state and municipal governments.

    Planned Parenthood, in return, funds its PAC, which funnels campaign contributions
    to Democrat politicians, who are then elected and funnel more taxpayer dollars to
    PP in an endless, corrupt circle built on dead babies. Supposedly, no taxpayer
    dollars go to the PP PAC, but since every taxpayer dollar given to that group
    frees up their other dollars to go to the PAC, it’s really just a fig leaf to say that
    tax dollars aren’t going to underwrite the PP PAC’s campaign contributions to

    It’s hard to say whether Planned Parenthood is just the baby-killing arm of the
    DNC, or if the DNC is just the political branch of Planned Parenthood. Defund it.

  • Thank you Clinton.

    This weekend, Friday and Saturday, protest going on. protestpp.com

    In T.C. we are holding holy hour’s begging God to assist us in De-funding Planned Parenthood. Join in.
    Knocking out over a third of their annual budget is a good beginning.

    The redistribution of $470 Million annually away from pp to Federally​ Qualified Health Centers is offering more benefit’s for more women who are financially challenged.

    Fourteen to one FQHC’s v. PP

    One of our local centers offers dentistry.
    Northwest Michigan Health Services.

    Please pray for this on Friday and Saturday.

  • “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health … That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.”

    wow- he forgot what the word “democrat” really means

Chelsea Clinton: A Pro-Abort at Age Six

Saturday, April 22, AD 2017


I missed this story last year.  The country really dodged a bullet when it kept the mother of this nutcase out of the White House last year:


In a new interview, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says she left the Baptist Church at the age of 6 because it has a strongly pro-life position opposing abortions.

Clinton made the comment at a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in an attempt to address evangelicals who question her mother’s faith in God. She said she was upset when teachers in a Sunday School class talked about the wrongness of abortion.

“I find it quite insulting sometimes when people say to my mom, my dad or me . . . that they question our faith,’ said Chelsea. “I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was 6 in Sunday school — that’s a true story.”


Go here to read the rest.  And to think that self-proclaimed pro-lifers like Mark Shea were supporting abortion-uber-alles Clinton in preference to Trump.

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16 Responses to Chelsea Clinton: A Pro-Abort at Age Six

  • Leftists–they demand protection for evil criminals in sanctuary cities, while slaughtering innocent humans in the sanctuary of their “mother’s” wombs, all the while shouting, “We care!” And, then they diabolically claim to be…the intelligentsia.

  • Chelsea Clinton left the Baptist church at age six because the Baptist church was pro-life. The age of reason is seven years of age. Chelsea Clinton never reached the age of reason and is a case of arrested development. So are Bill and Hillary and all pro-aborts.

  • Seen on Instapundit: “The Clintons are the political equivalent of herpes. They keep coming back, whether people like it or not.”

    Thank God that only a small minority of America-hating invertebrates and Soros funded agents provocateurs listen to their constant streams of lies and evils.

  • The Clinton’s.
    The “poster family” of scourging America. Worse than a tool of destruction, they are the first family of Hell on Earth.

  • Roe v. Wade never bore the burden of proof that the newly begotten innocent person was NOT a sovereign person

  • Uh, hold on. What she seems to be saying is she left the church because the talk about abortion bothered her. She seemed to realize it was not appropriate in some way, to talk to a 6 year old about abortion. I am not reading that she, at 6, decided she was leaving because the church was pro-life.
    We have to be really careful with reading comprehension. Read carefully.
    For the record, I have no respect for any of the Clintons.

  • I am second to nobody in my loathing of the Clinton family, but I think Chelsea’s remarks may be being misconstrued. She said, “I didn’t know why they were talking to me about abortion when I was 6 in Sunday school.” I would totally agree with this. To bring up such a horrible, gruesome subject to children that young is to destroy their God-given innocence. Thanks to our sick, oversexualized, pervasive consumer-media culture, children are losing their innocence at ever younger ages. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time when I didn’t even hear the word “abortion” until I was 13 or 14 years old — and I was horrified when I found out what it was. I can’t even imagine what the effect on a tender 6-year-old psyche would be.

    I obviously am disgusted with Chelsea Clinton’s pro-abortion stance as an adult, but I think what she was talking about in the quote given above was something I could agree with her on: Little children should not be hearing about abortion. It is evil and grotesque and horrifying. Would we take our 6-year-old to an R-rated slasher movie? Of course not. Well, then, let’s not be planting images in their young minds of babies being slashed to pieces.

  • Agreed that a 6 year old shouldn’t be presented with such graphic visualizations of Hell on Earth. But either she wildly exaggerating like her FBI certified lying mother, or whats worse that as 6 year old she thought it was horrifying that some would suggest mothers do NOT have a right to slaughter their own offspring.

  • “What she seems to be saying is she left the church because the talk about abortion bothered her.”

    Assuming this isn’t simply a routine Clinton lie by Chelsea, they do seem to lie as a matter of course about matters great and small, why would a talk about abortion at age 6 have bothered her? How would she have known what abortion was, and if she knew why would the pro-life position have upset her? How would she even recall this at age 36? If anyone was offended, assuming the incident even occurred, I suspect it was her mother.

  • Question: did Mark Shea become more pro-life at the age of six or less? I’d like to know!

  • It’s a lie, without a doubt. Fawn Brodie published posthumously a work in which slicing up Richard Nixon for this sort of thing featured prominently. George Bush the Elder was a great one for goofy cocktail party mendacity (“You look wonderful”). Liberal culture is such nowadays that the comedy people like Michael Kinsley saw in Nixon and Bush the Elder never seems to adhere to the Clintons or anyone else who serves their ilk.

    The thing is, the story makes Chelsea and (implicitly) her mother look seriously creepazoid. Has Cheslea been so encased in protective bubbles that she doesn’t see this, or does she figure she’s speaking to people so bent they’d think a six-year-old contemplating abortion to be amusingly precocious?

    Stop and think about Chelsea’s life. Rude remarks from Rush Limbaugh notwithstanding (which must have stung because they were from an adult but which likely were mild compared to what the cut-ups and mean girls were saying to her at school), she was treated delicately by the media – much more so than Amy Carter (though less so than the Obama girls). Gary Aldrich, and FBI agent assigned to the White House during the period running from 1993-95 said in his observation and that of security personnel with whom he traded stories, Chelsea was an ordinary teenager and episodically quite rude to her security detail (taking her cues from mama, no doubt); the newspapers who presented her as a lovely girl manufactured a fictional character. She has manifest talents, but evidently no one to counsel her on how to deploy them and all to many people willing to hand her plum jobs (why do broadcast networks hire politicians’ kids so readily?). Her mother was best described by Joseph Sobran: “like egalitarians from Joseph Stalin to Bella Abzug, a terror to work for”. Her maternal side grandmother was described by a nephew thus: ‘always pissed at someone; held grudges’. Her paternal side grandmother was an amiable vulgarian with a gambling problem (and something of a lush to boot, by some accounts). She had no sisters, her only aunt has never been part of the family circle, and her uncle’s childless rank-and-file-lawyer wife lived in south Florida. It’s not surprising she’s kinda messed up.

  • Thank goodness that this Clinton seems to be a bimbo.

  • Thank goodness that this Clinton seems to be a bimbo.

    She has a hatful of graduate degrees. She’s no bimbo. The problem is that her whole life has been so scripted she cannot say anything that isn’t spurious or uninteresting. A journalist reading something she’d written said it had the quality of oatmeal in which you find a toenail clipping now and again.

  • What 6 year old leaves a church? Was she raised Methodist after she left the Baptists? Or was her Methodist mother raising her Methodist while she was attending Baptist services with her Baptist father?
    The whole thing reeks of Two Corinthians.

    You know, the cheap knockoff of Royal English Pleather

  • Gee, when I was two years old, I was all for nuclear proliferation….wif my Cheerios!

    Give Chelsea a break children….c’mon. Her parents abused her when she was a kid, it’s in the record, the official record. Mom and Dad have committed every other crime in the book, why not child abuse?

  • Chelsea wonders why abortion was brought up to her as a child. Well, Chelsea, your teacher had a duty to assist in your moral development, because of the distinct possibility that YOUR PARENTS may not recognize–and convey to you–the grave evil of abortion. Is six too young to hear about abortion? I don’t think so. Like the Jesuits used to say, “Give me a child until he is seven and you can have him for the rest of his life.” Those early experiences leave an indelible mark.

Elections Have Consequences

Friday, March 31, AD 2017


The next time someone tells you there is no difference between the parties on abortion, look them in the eye and call them a liar:


With a rare tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate on Thursday sent a bill to President Donald Trump’s desk giving states permission to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

Pence and Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is recovering from back surgery and used a walker inside the chamber, were dramatically summoned to the Capitol to help pass the measure by a razor-thin margin.

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  • “Mark Shea hardest hit.”

    I don’t know how he can now argue that he is not in proximate, material cooperation with evil as a strong supporter of the Democratic Party.

  • There is a difference between the parties on this issue. It’s why, despite everything, I will continue to vote Republican until there is a better choice. However, the party of death will never be the better choice.

  • Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, the nauseating GOP Alaska Senator who claims to be Catholic but is a bought and sold stooge for Planned Parenthood, certainly voted against the measure. Murkowski is almost as bad a Barbara Milkulski, the former Maryland Senator. People with Polish surnames who support Planned Parenthood, whose founder saw Slavs as subhuman, deserve the paddle on the rear end that Foghorn Leghorn gave the barnyard dog in the Looney Tunes cartoons.

  • Here in Texas, Planned Parenthood of Houston opened the largest abortion facility
    in the nation– a 78,000 square-foot behemoth. The Houston Democrats chose
    that venue for their annual Christmas party. I kid you not. I believe that speaks
    volumes about the Democrats. Planned Parenthood is merely the baby-killing arm
    of the Democrat Party.

Abortion and the Catholic Democrat

Tuesday, March 28, AD 2017



“In their directive, ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ our American Catholic bishops make clear that people don’t necessarily need to have their vote determined by a single religious issue. One could say, ‘I don’t like Hillary’s position on abortion but her social services policy should help reduce the number of abortions. I love her position on the environment and immigration reform and so I’ll vote for her.’”

Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology, Boston College

Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology at Boston College, a Jesuit research university, is a former priest and an advocate of jettisoning celibacy, he left the priesthood to get married, and an advocate of ordaining women as priests.  Coming from that perspective, I guess it is praiseworthy that he wrote an article in The New York Times entitled To Win Again Democrats Must Stop Being the Party of Abortion.

When I came to this country from Ireland some 45 years ago, a cousin, here 15 years before, advised me that Catholics vote Democratic. Having grown up in the Irish Republic, I was well disposed to Republican Party principles like local autonomy and limited government. Yet a commitment to social justice, so central to my faith, seemed better represented by the Democratic Party. I followed my cousin’s good counsel.

But once-solid Catholic support for Democrats has steadily eroded. This was due at least in part to the shift by many American Catholic bishops from emphasizing social issues (peace, the economy) to engaging in the culture wars (abortion, gay marriage). Along the way, many Catholics came to view the Democrats as unconditionally supporting abortion.

Last year’s election was a watershed in this evolution. Hillary Clinton lost the overall Catholic vote by seven points — after President Obama had won it in the previous two elections. She lost the white Catholic vote by 23 points. In heavily Catholic states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, she lost by a hair — the last by less than 1 percent. A handful more of Catholic votes per parish in those states would have won her the election.

Her defeat is all the more remarkable considering that Mrs. Clinton shared many Catholic social values. By contrast, Mr. Trump’s disrespect for women, his racism, sexism and xenophobia should have discouraged conscientious Catholics from voting for him. So why did they? Certainly his promises to rebuild manufacturing and his tough talk on terrorism were factors. But for many traditional Catholic voters, Mrs. Clinton’s unqualified support for abortion rights — and Mr. Trump’s opposition (and promise to nominate anti-abortion Supreme Court justices) — were tipping points.

In its directive, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops make clear that American Catholics do not need to be single-issue voters. The bishops say that while Catholics may not vote for a candidate because that candidate favors abortion, they can vote for a candidate in spite of such a stance, based on the totality of his views. Yet despite that leeway, abortion continues to trigger the deepest moral concern for many traditional Catholics, including me.

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  • I take issue with the energy tone, suggesting to me that we are mistaken in our view that the Democrat Party is unconditionally pro-Choice. The good professor says:

    “Along the way, many Catholics came to view the Democrats as unconditionally supporting abortion.”

    Except that the Democrat Party IS unconditionally pro-Choice. That’s not a mere perception, that is the reality.

    I WAS a Democrat and left specifically because I was repeatedly told that I was a traitor because I did not share every single idiotic notion that the national party pushed. It is a reality that the Republican umbrella is FAR broader than the Democrats can tolerate.

  • “But it is not necessary here to argue whether the other-worldly or the humanistic ideal is ‘higher.’ The point is that they are incompatible. One must choose between God and Man, and all ‘radicals’ and ‘progressives,’ from the mildest liberal to the most extreme anarchist, have in effect chosen Man.”

    The Gospels teach that one cannot serve two masters. Orwell (above) in his essay, Reflections on Gandhi, ratifies that determination.

    The phrase “catholic Democrat” is an oxymoron. The so-called cD is Democrat first, catholic last. They have chosen the party over God and the rewards of eternal life.

    I will not be lectured on virtue by anybody that thinks murdering 57 million babies is a “choice.”

    FYI the US Constitution does not give you a human right. God endows you with unalienable rights. Also, the courts do not have power to amend the Constitution.

    Finally (Thank God!), “social justice” simply is stealing from your neighbor with the government as middleman.” It has nothing to do with charity, the Gospels, or faith. They (cD’s) use it for two main purposes: to “buy” votes/seize power and to dishonestly beat up the opposition.

  • As the years have gone by I too have grown disillusioned and disappointed by the Republican party. However, in that same time I have seen the Democrat party grow even more pro-abortion making my decision easy every time I step into the voting booth.

  • This is supremely bad advice from Professor Groome, and I hope the Democrats take it.

  • This is our Civil War hot button.
    No. I’m not advocating Civil unrest.
    But this issue is far more oppressive than the right to own slaves..For obvious reasons.

    Death in the form of a licence, and via the taxpayers money!!!

    No MORE. That sentence demands all capital letters.

    We, the nation, is hanging on by the absolute ends of our fingers, and we don’t have a toe hold. The next move will allow US to regain a foot hold, or it will cause US to loose the little grip we have.

    April 28th and 29th…. Defund Planned Parenthood prayer rallies nation wide.

    Please help US get a better grip before we slip into oblivion.

  • The sovereign personhood of the newly conceived human being institutes government from the very first moment of existence. The moral and legal innocence of the newly conceived are the standard of Justice for the state and the compelling interest of the state to guard and protect the unborn PERSON. In her own words Hillary Clinton calls the unborn person a “person”. All law and our Constitution are written for the person, born and unborn. Our Constitutional Posterity are acknowledged in our Preamble. “We, the people…” are a community of persons…sovereign persons, created equal and endowed with a right to life; the innate human right to life that becomes our civil right to life. Hillary Clinton does not circumscribe our civil rights nor circumvent our innate human rights.

  • “We, the people…” are created equal, not born equal. “The rights the state gives, the state can take away” Thomas Jefferson. God creates life and sovereign personhood, moral and legal innocence; original innocence, the image of God in man. The state gives man citizenship and a tax bill at birth. WELCOME

  • No one should kill their child. No one should promote the killing of children.

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  • The notion that HRC ‘shares many Catholic social values’ or that DJT is addled by ‘racism, sexism, and xenophobia’ are evaluations so stereotyped and naive that I’d have to conclude Prof. Groome lives entirely within a certain sort of bourgeois subculture. What was that bloody PhD worth?

    It’s doubtful that HRC has consequential motors at this point other than megalomania and the welfare of her camarilla (who cycle between government gigs and slots at the Clinton Foundation). You can refer to Christopher Lasch’s critiques in 1992 of her writings up to that time, especially her notorious article in Harvard Education Review. The woman was an advocate of the social work trade.

    And that’s the Democratic Party: always promoting the interests of various cadres (and the business sectors which finance their campaigns – the media, casino banking, and tech).

  • “…and our Constitution are written for the person, born and unborn. ”

    We should think so. I honestly believe so.

    Unfortunately, the late Justice Scalia, himself a Catholic and a constitution originalist, said the Constitution guarantees personhood only on those “walking around.” That excludes the human fetus.

    Perhaps the problem is the Constitution itself?

  • It is interesting that abortion and so called same sex marriage are part of a “culture war” but peace and the economy are simply “issues”. The language is illustrative of why Catholics tend to start off any debate on the defensive. After all discussing issues is good but going to war is bad, right?

    I think a good way to bring this issue to light is to ask the pro-choice person who claims Catholics who vote first on pro-life are simply one issue voters is to ask them, “If your favored candidate came out as pro-choice for owning a slave would you still vote for that person?” The answer is always no, best follow up is, “Why not?” It gets them to understand the Church teaches all humans deserve legal protection and enlightens them that we are all, at some point, single-issue voters. It just depends on the issue.

  • from an earlier article of mine-summary: “Mortal Sin – Vote Democrat”-


    Guy McClung, San Antonio, Texas

  • These Leftists & those who lean left still cannot get over the fact that they lost the presidential election. And they seem completely incapable of understanding that Hillary list because she lost. She lost because of what a horrible president Obama was & Hillary had promised to continue his policies and strengthen them. She lost because she was a horrible candidate with all kinds of negatives. She lost because her campaign picked a losing game plan. There is nothing mystical about this.

  • “Perhaps the problem is the Constitution itself?”


    The problem most definitely is not the constitution as written. It says that we are endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. As soon as that egg & sperm unite, a unique human being is created–everything and all that human will ever be is present. The problem is in the recognition of that created human being.

    If man can be so dead/hardened spiritually that they can enslave and murder other full grown human beings and deny those humans the rights due to them through their creation, then they will certainly deny the rights of created humans in the womb.

  • “Unfortunately, the late Justice Scalia, himself a Catholic and a constitution originalist, said the Constitution guarantees personhood only on those ‘walking around.’ That excludes the human fetus.”

    Somehow, I think that your interpretation of what you say Scalia said must include some misunderstanding. For instance, the ability to walk being a limitation on who has rights under our constitution, would exclude a lot more people than just unborn babies. Born babies cannot walk well until they are about 2 years old. Lots of adults can walk and must use a wheel chair or stay in bed. Disease can render us unable to walk at any time in life. A lot of us are temporarily unable to walk due to injuries at times, etc.

  • The Democratic Party is no only pro-choice but opposed to Catholic sexual morality. They are also in favor of open borders, an attitude they share with many bishops. I beige to think they sympathize with the rabidly nationalistic Mexican bishop who opposes Trumps’ proposal for a wall. Given that despite the rhetoric Trump’s policy seems basically to enforce laws that Obama had chosen not to enforce. Reactionary, not radical, at least so far.

  • I believe nearly every aspect of the Democrat Party platform is evil. It is a tarted up version of atheistic Communism.

  • More foolishness from a professor of an alleged Catholic university.. that’s all it is.
    As noted earlier, I, too have become disappointed in the GOP, The Democrats are the Evil Party. Anything they do is to increase their power.


  • Perhaps the problem is the Constitution itself?

    The constitution does not vest Congress with general police power. A legal regime consistent with moral principles is largely the business of state legislatures exercising discretion. The Constitution does not give the courts a warrant to invalidate laws which permit abortions to be performed, and Mr. Justice Scalia recognized that. The business of putting abortion mills out of business is the responsibility of state legislators, not judges.

  • Somehow, I think that your interpretation of what you say Scalia said must include some misunderstanding.

    The Constitution is a piece of political architecture which distributes functions between various and sundry institutions. That’s what it does. There’s an addendum which prohibits state action in certain realms. It’s not some summary of justice or moral teaching. The misunderstanding is incorporated in the notion that it is or should be.

  • “child sacrifice known as abortion”. Abortion IS child sacrifice! The phrase conjures up a picture of the Aztecs’ grisly pagan religious practices. It’s a perfect phrase when writing/speaking on abortion, about pro-choice ( abortion) advocates. The Democrats love to talk about programs for children from one side of their mouths while touting reproductive rights (code word abortion) and its funding out of the other side.

  • “The problem most definitely is not the constitution as written.”
    Christian Teacher, I would not be so sure. As Mary De Voe points out, the Declaration of Independence says we are created, not born. The largest problem we have in our constitutional law is that there is no requirement that the philosophy of the Declaration should carry any weight with any court. Reaching back for constitutional guidance stops at the Constitution. It didn’t when we refused to dispose of slavery, and it didn’t when we decided to dispose of our children. At this late date such references will not happen unless the Constitution is so amended or our judges revolt against their training and precedent and work to add such references.

  • “Abortion IS child sacrifice!”
    Yes it is, CAM, and at least one abortion proponent has said so:

    “The November 1992 issue of Harper’s contained a sort of symposium on the issue of abortion. Most of the contributors were predictably pleased with it, though the editors were fair enough to include the wisdom of Juli Loesch Wiley and Wendell Berry. The last of the dozen or so short pieces was one of the few things I have ever read which literally frightened me. The writer is Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas:

    ‘It might help if you think of abortion as a sacrifice—the later the abortion, the heavier and graver the reason had better be, and the more sacred the whole thing is. … But the way I look at it, a sacrifice demands respect. It had better be done in a good cause, or it will come back to haunt us. That’s why we often make a beautiful communal ritual out of sacrifice, even if it’s a highly symbolic one…. What traditional religious ritual tells us is that sacrifice can be enriching, creative, evoking powers and values that can contribute great gifts to human existence. Isn’t it possible that abortion, in the right circumstances, for the right reasons and intentions, could be like that?’
    “There you have it. An intellectual, a sensitive man, an educated and thoughtful man, has suggested that human sacrifice may be, after all, a meaningful—moreover, an effective—part of life. Moloch is stirring in the Department of Humanities.

    see http://www.lightondarkwater.com/nothing-at-the-center.html

  • Actually, the essay by Maclin Horton titled Nothing at the Center that is quoted in my last post above, is a very good read. It is tightly argued with only one error: it notes at the beginning that the Constitution began as ‘a piece of political architecture which distributes functions between various and sundry institutions’, as Art Deco put it, but then became the arbitrator of morality once the underlying Christian cultural consensus “cracked”, then at the end the writer assumes that the recovery of limited government is impossible. He seems to assume that we will never again be a virtuous people.

  • Roe v. Wade is a preemptive war against human beings. Roe never bore the burden of proof that the unborn was not a person, a ward of the court, a member of the human species and a person of our constitutional “Posterity” to whom all “Blessings of Liberty” must be afforded because of all innate, unalienable human rights that become our civil rights through the state.
    The UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES is ratified by each and every state, as is THE CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES ratified by every state. These are our FOUNDING PRINCIPLES. Any change, in these our FOUNDING PRINCIPLES must be ratified by three fourths of Congress, the voice of the will of the people. Neither, the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution is written to repudiate or to abrogate any one of these principles. They are the whole truth needed in a court of law, as each one gives evidence and testimony to all.
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created (not born) equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” The Declaration of Independence.
    “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” The Ninth Amendment of our Constitution.
    Abortion is predicated on the erroneous assumption that the newly conceived, morally and legally innocent human being, the standard of Justice, endowed with free will, intellect and sovereign personhood is not a person, a human being composed of body and rational soul. And further, that the unborn cannot will to survive, nor will to be. Having been invited by the marital act, the unborn creates a mother of a woman and a father of a man and institutes the state by his very existence.
    Our Constitutional “Posterity”, all future generations are taxpayers. “We, the people” are being supplanted by invaders, some of whom are inimical to our Founding Principles.
    Politicians who have not read or grasped our Founding Principles need to be “”drained from the swamp.”

  • Democrats are not only pro-abortion, they are anti-God, anti-America, anti-Christian, anti-family, pro-perversion and anti-Constitution to name a few. They are the party of Satan.

  • With the dawn of the secular state, that is, atheistic communism (nothing less), all Christians are disenfranchised. Christians must battle to exercise Christian virtues. Christians must battle to retain any semblance of civil rights. “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” have been disenfranchised as well. God, the Son of Man and the Holy Spirit, common sense for the common good have been disenfranchised and evicted from the public square, the public domain and the public Welfare, all purposes of The Preamble, the institution of the state… America.

  • Professor Turner, the answer is NO. it could never be like that.
    What a stretch…”a beautiful communal ritual out of sacrifice” “traditional religious ritual”…. allusions to the Crucifixion and Resurrection and to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Eucharist in the same paragraph with the word abortion. Professor Turner must have even impressed himself with his rationalizing verbiage. Sad thing is there are those so committed to the Cause that they will believe his drivel. He’s a dangerous man.

  • The largest problem we have in our constitutional law is that there is no requirement that the philosophy of the Declaration should carry any weight with any court.

    No, that’s not a problem at all, much less the largest one. We certainly do not need judges making decisions on the basis of half-baked ‘philosophy’. The most salient problem in constitutional law is that it no longer exists. It’s just a set of intellectual games for a collection of haut bourgeois cadres to impose social policy in defiance of the judgments of elected officials.

    There’s a distinction between a problem in public policy and a problem in constitutional law. Constitutional law concerns the architecture of public institutions, not the substance of public policy.

  • There’s a good book with an apt title that refutes this kind of seamless garment sophistry. Besides, like the man said, “Social Justice isn’t what you think it is.”

  • Art Deco wrote “There’s a distinction between a problem in public policy and a problem in constitutional law. Constitutional law concerns the architecture of public institutions, not the substance of public policy.”

    What does that even mean? Would a judicial review of the conviction of a journalist under the Sedition Act of 1798 be constitutional law, or not? Any half-baked philosophy could argue that an individual’s First Amendment rights exist for public policy reasons, or for public institutions (is the “Press” an institution? is it public?). Is it even possible to answer those questions without a philosophy? It seems you are in a position when you are using a philosophical statement about law to eliminate the need for philosophical statements about law.

  • What god is mortal? The god of relativism is mortal. The god of relativism dies every time the moral value changes and imposes a finite truth.
    Human sacrifice was abolished by God on Mount Moriah when Isaac became the first human sacrifice to be physically prevented and outlawed by God. The Chosen People carry the Law of the Triune God from Father Abraham to Moses to the promised Son of Man.
    The Democratic Party named for people, murder as many individual persons as they can and make U. S. citizen pay taxes to enable their treachery against the people. The Democratic Party rejects God, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, The Unanimous Declaration of Independence. The U. S. Constitution, Scientific DNA, ultrasound images of human development and Dr. Seuss, who said that “A person is a person, no matter how small.”
    The Democratic Party rejects that the immortal human soul made in the image of God with free will and unalienable human rights infused at fertilization of the human egg by the human sperm forms the human body to become whoever the human soul is…formed by “their Creator”. The name given us by the Democratic Party is “NAUGHTS”, non-human beings, subhuman taxpayers. If “We, the people” are “NAUGHTS”, then who in heaven’s name are Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party, but non-members of “We, the people…”. The Democratic Party has disenfranchised its members from our Citizenship in the United States of America.

  • “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” The Ninth Amendment of our Constitution.
    “We, the people” have the right to acknowledge our Creator in the public square.
    “We, the people” have the right to wisdom, grace, virtue and righteousness.
    “We, the people” have the right to determine our legacy of righteousness to our Constitutional Posterity, all future generations.
    “We, the people” have the right to maintain the truth of man having an immortal, rational soul, thereby rejecting the redefinition of the human being as having no transcendent life in our Creator, nor unalienable human rights endowed.
    “We, the people” have the right to reject the atheistic notion of man’s pursuit of Happiness ending in death.

    “We, the people” have the right to celebrate the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”
    “We, the people” have the right to define marriage according to the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” and to reject the redefinition of addiction to sodomy as a civil right.
    “We, the people” have the right to judge principles and tolerate persons.
    “We, the people” have the right to distinguish between free will choices to pursue transgendering, free will choices to gender identity, free will choices to abortion, free will choices to addiction to sodomy; pornography and between those particular human characteristics that are innate, as color of skin, gender and sexual orientation.
    “We, the people” have the right to refuse the individual citizen’s free will choices against the human being as civil rights.
    “We, the people” have the right to FREEDOM.

  • “Would a judicial review of the conviction of a journalist under the Sedition Act of 1798 be constitutional law, or not?”

    That’s an easy one. The Sedition Act of 1798 clearly violated the First Amendment of the Constitution, as many individuals at the time noted. However, a court would only have the power to strike down the law due to the Constitution, not as a result of philosophical questions as to whether the law was good or bad. Constitutional law in this country is a mess largely because the temptation of judges to play Platonic Guardian is a strong one, rather than the fairly modest one that the Founding Fathers anticipated. In a democracy, courts are the worst sort of place for public policy to be hashed out and the history of the Court amply supports that conclusion.

  • Thank you Don. So I take it that you would agree that constitutional law is not merely about the arrangement of public institutions.

    I agree 99% with what you wrote. That nagging 1% is due to my feeling that, having taken the wrong fork in the road, it is too late to back up. We are stuck with philosophical interpretations of the Constitution. Originalism and textualism are simply attempts to develop philosophies that are less damaging and less subject to abuse (and their existence shows that judicial philosophies are inescapable). I am aware that the idea I floated about the Declaration of Independence is more dicey than those two and would be harder to consistently implement, but it would have its virtues. Chief among those virtues would be that it would be hard to substantially oppose such a philosophy without opposing the very foundation of the country – the Constitution, after all, founded only our government.

  • “Thank you Don. So I take it that you would agree that constitutional law is not merely about the arrangement of public institutions.”

    It should be only about the interpretation of the text of the Constitution and its application. Originalism is the way that lawyers have been interpreting contracts and other agreements since time out of mind. Too many judges have no fidelity to the text of the Constitution and view it as a tabula rasa upon which they may write their political predilections. They have no more right to do this than any other citizen and it is a completely illegitimate assumption of a power that the judiciary does not possess.

  • “We, the people” have the right to our Founding Principles, to the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, that all men are endowed with Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness and to the reliance on the support of divine Providence.
    “We, the people” have the right to be self-determined, to think, to say and to do what the sovereign person believes to be in his best interest to attain his eternal glory.

    “We, the people have the right to our Constitutional “Posterity”. It is important to remember that “We, the people” institute government and that the Supreme Court is part of that government. That when the Constitution says that all states must regard the Court’s decisions as binding upon them, it goes without saying that the Court’s decisions must exclude no one and all men are to be represented by that Court’s decision. The Courts decisions must be based on the TRUTH and for all men, before all states must acquiesce. Those Court decision that exclude the Person of God are not based in the Truth.

  • The traditional Democratic party died with the passing of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and Scoop Jackson. If the former members, like myself, find that no party represents them properly, then registering as an independent is the honorable thing to do. This is not Europe where slavish obedience to party leaders is mandatory. If enough traditional voters did this, and closed their pocketbooks, it might get some attention. The last election certainly proved that even if the satraps of the left refuse to acknowledge it.

  • “The Constitution is a piece of political architecture which distributes functions between various and sundry institutions. That’s what it does. There’s an addendum which prohibits state action in certain realms. It’s not some summary of justice or moral teaching. The misunderstanding is incorporated in the notion that it is or should be.”

    Bovine feces! There is no amoral law. Just the fact that the constitution limits the federal governments power is a moral decision based on the idea that we are created by God with inalienable rights. Otherwise there is no reason to limit a national government’s power.

  • “Christian Teacher, I would not be so sure. As Mary De Voe points out, the Declaration of Independence says we are created, not born. The largest problem we have in our constitutional law is that there is no requirement that the philosophy of the Declaration should carry any weight with any court. Reaching back for constitutional guidance stops at the Constitution. It didn’t when we refused to dispose of slavery, and it didn’t when we decided to dispose of our children. At this late date such references will not happen unless the Constitution is so amended or our judges revolt against their training and precedent and work to add such references.”

    I’m sure. The problem is the judges on the bench who are forcing their will upon the American populace at large regardless of what the constitution says. Not the constitution, itself.

  • You failed to point out that one of the “NON-NEGOTIABLES” of the Bishops’ directive is support for abortion. A Catholic in good conscience cannot vote for a candidate who is pro-abortion.

  • Bovine feces! There is no amoral law. Just the fact that the constitution limits the federal governments power is a moral decision based on the idea that we are created by God with inalienable rights. Otherwise there is no reason to limit a national government’s power.

    You can argue that constitutional provisions are derivative of a certain moral understanding or conception of justice. That does not mean that the provisions themselves summarize a comprehensive set of understandings of justice or morals. Nor does in mean that the provisions in question have an exclusive one-to-one relationship with a given conception of justice or moral understanding.

    Otherwise there is no reason to limit a national government’s power.

    I suspect there are people who might take exception to that.

  • The traditional Democratic party died with the passing of Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and Scoop Jackson.

    The PM of Britain was asked in 1961 about the new administration in Washington. His reply: “rather like the Borgia brothers have taken over a respectable north Italian town”.

    By and large, the willingness of national Democrats to critique the abortion license dissipated about 25 years ago. As late as 1988, John LaFalce was able to assemble 60 members of the Congressional Democratic caucus in favor of a statement on the subject. Jerry Brown in 1992 was the last Democratic presidential candidate of consequence who was willing to say the legal regime was not legitimate and Jimmy Carter in 1976 was the last to suggest doing anything about it. The last Democratic appointee to the Supreme Court to dissent from the fiction that this mess was constitutionally required was sworn in in 1962. Someone identified Adlai Stevenson was the first in a long line of Democratic presidential aspirants who tended to be critics rather than celebrants of American culture. If you bracket out the buffoons and the snake-oil salesmen, the disposition to sit in judgment of previous generations is pretty much bog standard at that level of Democratic politics, and has been for some time. Perhaps Wesley Clark was an exception, or Bob Kerrey.

An Apology

Tuesday, February 7, AD 2017

(I originally wrote this about eight years ago when the blog readership was much smaller.  I last reran it in 2015.  Now that Planned Parenthood is back in the news, and we may at last defund that murderous organization, I thought that current readers might wish to know why I refer to Planned Parenthood as Worse Than Murder, Inc.)

Lately, in several posts, I have been in the habit of referring to Planned Parenthood as Murder, Inc.  I apologize for doing so.  It was unfair of me to draw this type of comparison.

In the late twenties of the last century, gangsters Charles “Lucky” Luciano and Meyer Lansky set up the National Crime Syndicate.  Organized crime needed a mechanism to keep anarchy from breaking out within its ranks between various gangs and factions.  Operating out of a 24 hour candy store in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, Murder, Inc. ( the name was a newspaper invention) provided this mechanism.  Louis “The Judge” “Lepke” Buchalter and Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia were the leaders of Murder, Inc.

The Syndicate, by majority vote, would order the slaying of an unruly gangster and Murder, Inc would carry it out.  The hitmen of Murder, Inc. operated under strict guidlines.  No innocent bystanders were to be killed.  No hits could be ordered against judges, police or prosecuting attorneys for fear of reprisals from law enforcement.

Over the years Murder, Inc. murdered some 800 fellow gangsters.  In 1940 the downfall of the murder enterprise began when Murder, Inc. killer Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles, turned informant in order to save himself from the electric chair.  Louis “The Judge” “Lepke” Buchalter died in the chair in Sing Sing in 1944, after the US Supreme Court rejected his appeal which raised, among other issues, the contention of Buchalter that lurid press coverage had tainted the jury.  Other Murder, Inc. members swiftly followed “The Judge” down the last mile.  Albert “The Madhatter” Anastasia would have followed in their footsteps but for the tragic “accidental” death of Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles when he fell from room 623 of the Half Moon Hotel on Coney Island.  In the gang world he was ever after known as “The Canary that sung but couldn’t fly.”  However, with the attention of law enforcement focused upon it, Murder, Inc. could no longer function and it ceased to exist except as a gangland legend.

Based upon this grim record I hope you can see why it is necessary for me to apologize—to Murder, Inc. 

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  • “Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.” Capt. Nathan Brittles (John Wayne, “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon).

    In the spirit of this post, here is an alternate-history statement President Obama would have issued upon the 9/11 WTC tragedies. “We deeply regret the tragic deaths of 19 virtuous Muslims. This Administration will do everything in its power to reverse the evils committed by America so that reverent Muslims will no longer need to fly jumbo jets into tall buildings located in evil, unjust America.”

  • What may really finally turn this debate in our favor (=pro-life cause), even while P Francis, Card. Cupich, and others, is the book “Gosnell”, and the extraordinarily articulate description of Kermit Gosnell by one of the co-authors, Phelim McAleer, of he whom he calls “the greatest US mass-murderer of all time.” I heard his interview today on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, and McAleer cites that, under former Gov Tom Ridge (an official “catholic”, small “c”), investigations of Planned Parenthood were side-tracked, even though the screams of Gosnell’s victims could be heard out on the street. At least 2 women died in his office—and no investigators from the City of Philadelphia were curious as to why. Bodies of infants were literally stacked—stacked–in the basement in freezers, and no one ever wanted to check.

    This story may catalyze an explosion of revulsion to abortion at last—as well it should.

  • I imagine that people learning about Murder, Inc. at the time thought the murderers for hire were the lowest of the low- that people couldn’t get any more evil and callous than that.
    Even at the outset of Worse Than Murder, Inc I would say most people didn’t know how much worse it would get. Now proponents of euthanasia play down the idea of a worsening descent spreading in our culture.
    I am thankful for our Nominee for Supreme Court- and I pray that God will shine a huge bright light on our justice department and expose many and clean house.

  • Every human being ever murdered by Kermit Gosnell is written on his face.
    America needs to have Truth and Justice reinstituted.

  • It takes a real man to apologize. The Son of God apologized to His Father for us.

How Worse Than Murder, Inc. Sells Abortion

Tuesday, February 7, AD 2017


A chilling video in which Live Action pro-life heroine Lila Rose talks with former Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. managers of abortion clinics.  They had quotas to make and they were under instructions to sell abortion as a solution to the desperate pregnant women who come to these death clinics.  The banality of evil indeed.  The deaths of innocents in order to meet a cash quota for a month.  Imagine trying to explain that to God.  Jesus wept.

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  • God bless Lila Rose, and all the faithful outspoken active people who pray and work to stop this madness.
    The business of abortion is so lucrative and is supported by so many useful idiots that hard think there will ever be a change of heart by, say, CRichards. Even when lots of lower level worker help with the expose’ it is hard too imagine a real change in this society without a real smack down from God.

Mark Shea Celebrates March for Life

Friday, January 27, AD 2017


While hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers are marching in Washington, Mark Shea delivers this:


Fascist Scapegoating.

Jefferson bought the entire Louisiana Purchase for two cents an acre. It was an incredible steal. Smartest decision in American history.

Trump is buying the complete cooperation of prolife Christians even more cheaply. For the cost of a few words from Mike Pence and KellyAnne Conway at the Prolife March in Washington, prolifers will henceforth reliably go to bat for every evil he wants to do. Torture? Fantastic! Scapegoating immigrants? We are on board! Destroying access to health care for the poor! Great!

Christian Trump supporters have completely bought a false soteriology that opposition to abortion taketh away the sins of the world.

Prove me wrong. I beg you.

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  • If a brazen kidnapper was caught but wouldn’t tell cops where Shea’s granddaughter lay bleeding in a basement, he should be tortured for the address…Proverbs 20:30 ” Evil is driven out by bloody lashes and a scourging to the inmost being”…” a rod for the back of fools”. Twentieth century Bishops condemned torture at Vatican II and St.JPII copied their list in section 80 of Splendor of the Truth. Prior to Vatican II, the Church backed torture for centuries…that is they backed Pro.20:30. Modern clergy approach the OT cafeteria style…tithing=good…torture=bad. The trouble with tithing is that the catechism says to give according to one’s ability…and tithing was part of a covenant that promised health, affluence, victory in battle IF the Jews obeyed hundreds of laws. Job was an exception.

  • Tell me one reason why I should give a flying hoot what Mark Shea says. He ought to go back to the left coast from whence he came and stay in the People’s Republik of the State of Washington.

  • Shea is desperately trying to be relevant. He is failing.
    Scrapping Obumblercare is not taking away health care from poor people. Stopping illegal immigration is not hatred of the poor.
    Shea has resorted to using leftist tactics to stay in the public square. He is irrelevant on that regard. Leftist bitching takes place in echo chambers.

  • Mark who?

    Has-been and unless he wakes up he might be never-more.

    Prayers for his mental health.

  • Personality strong dislike disorder.
    No matter what, Mark Shea must not be able to stomach President Donald Trump. I have seen this kind of reaction from people before to very strong D’s of DISC personality theory.
    Trump is definitely an over-the-top: https://www.discinsights.com/personality-style-d#.WIvE0hLkr5U

    Me being at least part D, I love Trump.. I’d love to work for him, even though it would be a 24/7 endeavor. Some people don’t trust DISC type D’s. Oh well. As they say, it takes all kinds. Hold on to your hat, Trump is just getting started. His type are interested in “results” 🙂

  • The only thing that scares me more than Trump is the anti-Trump hysterics. Mark has gone against his word that where Trump does right, he would support Trump. This is clearly breaking that promise. Simcha and Mark, who explained why it was proper to march alongside zealously pro-choice forces last Saturday, are now saying nothing done by the WH for pro-life counts because Trump. What can you say?

  • Anti-Trump Hysterics= the Trump/Pence 2020 Reelection Campaign

  • Off of the Shea for a moment.

    A remembrance of Holocaust victims today. Fitting to say the least.


    All holocaust victims be in our prayers tonight….please. Jews – Cambodians – Rwandans – Bosnians – Darfurians…..And American Holocaust victims…The aborted.

  • As they say on Family Feud: “good answer!” Donald McClarey.

    The plan for immigration laws affecting future possible legal immigrants to be reviewed and strengthened concerning anti-American ideologies does not amount to scapegoating.
    Also it is strange to accuse Christians of being bought and paid for by a pandering / power-sucking governemnt. What an example of projection.

  • BTW, I wonder if the one comment by Russel Moore is the same Russel Moore Mark has linked to from my seminary days. Any ideas?

  • Hopefully, this will cost Mark some readers. If enough of them rebel maybe Mark will be freed up to do other things.

  • Mark could apply for the Librarian position when Obama’s Library is erected in Havana. TR.

  • The fundament of the priority of the Divine gift of life is no hard to understand. The flattening of all the mentioned issues must be willed or the intellect could not take it.

  • He may be leading a pilgrimage soon…

    Regardless of how well you think he’s know, Shea is well known enough to deceive too many.

    Though he is providing a fun game nowadays. ANYTIME he posts a link, follow it and find the line, paragraph, etc that completely contradicts what he posted. Every. Single. Time.

  • Nate, that’s the problem. It’s actually bothersome that he continues to get high fives and thumbs up from Catholics who present him as a credible example of Catholic teaching. And some of those Catholics are in positions to suggest that Mark fairly represents how Catholics should act and think.

  • I AM COMPLETELY surprised by Shea’s stand!! What was the January 21st March as opposed to the March for Life? Who was REALLY bought and paid for with a pink hat!! Give President Trump a chance!! A FEW words from our VP!!?? What anniversary is this march celebrating?? 44 years?? and this is the first…the FIRST and highest representative from the Nation’s Administration? Torture? Oh yea, bring it on if it works to get information to SAVE a nation!! Immigration halt? Oh yeah..if it saves the security of a nation…. Destroying healthcare?? Oh MY GOSH, Shea…have you your own healthcare so Obamacare doesn’t effect you?? I have friends whose company divided itself up just so it didn’t have to provide obamacare and now they scrounge for healthcare which for the husband and male children is it OVER $1,100/month and covers mammograms and pap smears for all…male and female members of the family WHAT?? Maybe…JUST humor me here, Shea,…Maybe just maybe President Trump is REALLY trying to make things better…….You have to have SURGERY first before you can get better!! Oh yeah, it will hurt, but in the long run maybe it will be better. But go ahead, Shea, with your big Catholic popularity, and keep openning your piehole about IMPORTANT issues that you evidently have a closed and blind mind to. YOU HAVE LOST THIS READER and all that I know.

  • Philip beat me to the “punch.” Mark-who?

    FYI, Mark-who running around wearing vagina hats and throwing F-bombs does not advance a dishonest cause. His and Fr. Martin, S.J.’s real religion is liberalism not Catholicism.

    I’m convinced Mark-who isn’t sufficiently intelligent or self-aware that he constantly politicizes and subverts Church Teaching.

    My wife’s liberal sister posted on Facebook a video by Fr. Martin, S.J. (Society of Judas) exhorting the masses of morons to oppose the border wall. He is so arrogant (dismissive of his asinine audience?) as to only politicize and subvert one each OT Exodus sentence and one each NT St. Matthew (not written in any of the other three Gospels) sentence to say that the wall needs to be opposed because illegal invaders and infiltrating Muslim terrorists are the embodiments of Christ. I kid you NOT.

  • He won’t be brave enough to say it, but I think Mark replied.

    Oh and for those curious, the country ban list seems to have came from Obama.

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  • Nate, know what I noticed in that piece from Mark? He said Trump didn’t mention Antisemitism in his Holocaust Remembrance speech. And? How many times over 8 years did Obama fail to mention things near and dear to the hearts of Christians and people like Mark scoffed saying such things were trivialities? Now, of course, it can only mean one thing!

    Everyone screaming about Trump stood idly by for eight years while Obama, the Democrats and their surrogates in the press/pop culture did the same. We don’t like a list published of illegal crimes? We had no problem with the press stepping over the bodies of hundreds of white people killed by police in order to find those blacks killed in order to whip up racial divisions. We had no problem with the press digging into any dirt possible and publishing it to derail an opponent of liberal agendas. Where was the outrage then?

    It makes me think of that line from A Man for All Seasons:

    “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”

    For eight years the left either supported or, in Mark’s case, said increasingly little about all the trees of law and principles that were felled in order to make way for the progressive agenda. And now the devil of their worst nightmare is in office, and they’re looking for cover and finding none. I get the feeling they won’t turn the mirror on themselves to see who is to blame. In fact, I fear they’ll use it to lay the groundwork for even worse once Trump is out of the way.

  • “This is (one reason) why I’m proud to be a supporter of the ACLU (and not the Catholic Church).”

    One of the comments on the post linked by Nate. On the few occasions when I read his blog, there are more similarly minded comments. More of the materialist Left and less true Catholicism. Pray for the man as he is moving towards love of the Kingdom of the World and less love of the Kingdom of God.

    And yes, mock his posts. This might help.

  • I also notice that Mark is referring to our country as “Amerikkka.” Perhaps in the same spirit we should refer to his politics as “Marksism.”

  • Re: Phillip. We should call him Marx Shea in honor of his leanings.

  • And we could call his materialist followers “Marksists.”

  • Phillip, Mark’s blog has become quite the haven for people who express their dislike of Catholicism. Was a time where Mark would have come down on someone like that, even if they were agreeing with his position. Was a time.

  • Yes. Thus his continued slide into materialism. He sells out the supernatural message of the Gospel for the pottage of salvation by the State. He begins to worship Mammon. Not the Mammon of money but the Mammon of government power, central planning and the wisdom of human elites.

  • Mark Shea
    Who could not stay
    Within the church
    Did leftward lurch

  • Why is Mr. Shea still being used as an authority on the “Catholic Answer,” radio show?

  • Brian, that’s been my point. There are plenty of credible outlets and individuals who lift him up as an authority on Catholic teaching.

  • Dave Griffey.

    Is there anything that could come from the diocesan authority, Bishop? Any action that could warn him of being in grave error..(? Cannon 915 for Catholic politicians who support abortion on demand.)

    Wondering aloud here.

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  • I don’t know. I’d think, but I also think Mark has referenced attempts by others to go to the Bishop. The thing about Mark is that he doesn’t say ‘The Church is wrong!’, he says there is only one way to be a Catholic, unless Mark says otherwise. So I don’t know how that would go.

  • Thanks Dave.

    It would be a good for all if Mr Shea took a sabbatical away from man and Internet.
    A silent retreat of sorts. 🙂
    Extended version.

    Yes. Prayers for him.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2017/01/montreal-bishop-tom-dowd-really-good-guy.html

    That is how Mark sees it. It’s common, especially on the left side of the aisle, to fire verbal nukes at people, only to have a meltdown if someone is so mean as to suggest they might be wrong. Mark says far worse than anything I’ve ever seen said to him, and that Mark put words in my mouth that I never said before banning me, which suggests Mark has entered that level of unreality so crucial to following a more progressive worldview. Also since, according to him, he continually gets assurances, support and even commission from various official outlets of the Church and Catholic sources suggests he won’t stop soon. Then again, the question is, should he? If what he does appears to be supported and affirmed by official outlets and representatives of the Church, why should he?

  • I was having to question a possible witness to a crime in “Johnson Place”, here is my Hometown where I later retired from the Police Department. Now, Johnson Pl is a large sub-division made up of homes for the extremely rich. A place where in-home elevators and indoor pools come standard. So, I’m asking this guy if he might have seen anything different. To which he responded, “Well sir, they sure got some fancy garbage there !” TR.

  • One of the comments on the post linked by Nate. On the few occasions when I read his blog, there are more similarly minded comments.

    Has anyone gone back and checked again? Here’s a random sampling of quotes, I won’t spoil contexts but each quote is from a DIFFERENT poster, no two are from the same person.
    * “The population is being numbed; atrocities are in the future.”
    * “Anyway I myself have lost my faith in democratic governance period.”
    * “The only sin of Hitler was that he lost. That will not happen again.”
    * “Every crazy thing Obama was going to do – FEMA Camps, Martial Law, invalidating elections … us what Trump et al will do and gave started.”
    * “Sooner or later, it will be our turn, as Catholics. The bishops and the pope have already had disapproving words to say about Trump’s immigration policy, and if I remember right, at least two bishops spoke out against his pet “pro-life” nonprofit’s grotesque, thinly-veiled campaign ad. It’ll be the Church or Caesar. America First, remember?”

    Ready for the punchline? On October 13th of last year, Shea posted this:
    Dinesh D’Souza, the adulterous Boy Who Cried Wolf in the false prophecy called 2016: Obama’s America foretold all this to a salivating audience of credulous sucker while he was betraying his wife. Now, of course, relying on the fact that the fathomless pride of his audience means never having to admit error, D’Souza is back, leading the Boys Who Cry Wolf with more dire prophecies of the horrors that await us in Hillary’s America.

    Well Shea isn’t adulterous so we can give him that. But otherwise I guess we know now that it’s only fear-mongering when the Right does it. When the Left does it it’s justified warnings.

    That is how Mark sees it. It’s common, especially on the left side of the aisle, to fire verbal nukes at people, only to have a meltdown if someone is so mean as to suggest they might be wrong. Mark says far worse than anything I’ve ever seen said to him, and that Mark put words in my mouth that I never said before banning me, which suggests Mark has entered that level of unreality so crucial to following a more progressive worldview.

    Spot on, Dave. I believe the term de juor is “crybully” or as my daddy used to say, “they can dish it out but can’t take it.” It was perfectly captured by South Park here:

    It’s interesting to watch someone who has been so hard on Protestants in the past (i.e. pretty much saying we’re all that’s wrong with the world) then go to the mat for Muslims. Here are posts that were put up just TODAY.

    Oh and the tags he is using on some of these posts?
    * Life in the Banana Republic of Trump’s Amerikkka
    *Racism is a sin
    *The Least of These
    *The Thing That Used to be the Prolife Movement

    And of course will there be ANY acknowledgment about the actual executive order? Nope. A man who harps on seeking out what the church REALLY says can’t be bothered to see what the law really says. For a bonus game, watch this:

    And see how many of Obama’s actions named in that video Shea called out. I think maybe 1. But Shea is welcome to come here and prove me wrong. Unlike his site where nobody’s welcome to prove him wrong.

  • Re: Nate, et al. Why not stop donating to National Catholic Register and EWTN until Mark Shea is removed?

  • Michael Dowd.
    Good point.

    I feel sad however, for the sheep who are lead astray by the wolf man Shea. They are going to need Nat, et al, to calmly corral them back to the fold. His big mouth may attract many flies causing him to choke on his own words…Until then we pray for his return to the Faith.

  • Watching this man circle the toilet is depressing.

    The state of discourse in the American Church is parlous.

  • Art Deco.
    Imagery….Your a master Art.

  • The progressive left reminds me of HAL9000.

    Michael Dowd: Mark Shea was let go by the National Catholic Register a while back. His name no longer appears on their list of bloggers.

  • GregB.

    HAL 9000…. Progressive Left?

    the opening sequence of 2001, bone in hand and screaming at the top of their fuzzy heads….these ARE the progressive Left. 🐵

  • Philip: The progressive left act like they are foolproof and incapable of error. Their mission is too important to allow anyone to jeopardize it. HAL did go on a rampage against the crew.

  • It seems Screwtape has taken to advising Wormwood on what to do to counteract effective blogger/apologists:

    One very promising avenue as of late is to divert the apologist – or for that matter, any Catholic who has effectively forced their false beliefs upon others – into a strong, even obsessive attention to mere politics and matters of government. This has recently been rather spectacularly successful. If we can achieve the result of getting these apologists to write more about politics, by far, than about what they call “the faith” then we have succeeded beyond our wildest hopes and aspirations.

    Beyond this matter of relative output, they even tend to start thinking that everyone who disagrees with them on political matters, is a sort of “enemy”: rather than us and our Brave Leader being their true enemy. They forget that they are more often than not fighting against their own fellow “Christians” within the dreadful and pathetic so-called “Body of Christ.”

    This can happen (another great break for us!) in any part of the political spectrum. “Political correctness” and a smug intellectual snobbery, or on the opposite side: extreme, paranoid semi-conspiratorialism and self-righteousness, are the fashions and fads of the day and conquer all.

The Whole Great Family of Man

Friday, January 27, AD 2017

March for Life

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights; that among these are life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This was their majestic  interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their  lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of  the Creator to His creatures. [Applause.] Yes, gentlemen, to  all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their  enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and  likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded,  and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole  race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized  upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide  their children and their children’s children, and the countless  myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise  statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity  to breed tyrants, and so they established these great  self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man,  some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that  none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look  up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to  renew the battle which their fathers began — so that truth,  and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues  might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would  hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles  on which the temple of liberty was being built.

Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858

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Stamped With the Divine Image

Sunday, January 22, AD 2017

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights; that among these are life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This was their majestic  interpretation of the economy of the Universe. This was their  lofty, and wise, and noble understanding of the justice of  the Creator to His creatures. [Applause.] Yes, gentlemen, to  all His creatures, to the whole great family of man. In their  enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and  likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded,  and imbruted by its fellows. They grasped not only the whole  race of man then living, but they reached forward and seized  upon the farthest posterity. They erected a beacon to guide  their children and their children’s children, and the countless  myriads who should inhabit the earth in other ages. Wise  statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity  to breed tyrants, and so they established these great  self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man,  some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that  none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life,  liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look  up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to  renew the battle which their fathers began — so that truth,  and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues  might not be extinguished from the land; so that no man would  hereafter dare to limit and circumscribe the great principles  on which the temple of liberty was being built.

Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858

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  • I love president Lincoln. He was powerfully, deeply aware of those great thinkers and founders – and he was so capable of putting his knowledge and understanding into practice.
    I guess he was about forty years before it was started to become important to be “progressive” and to put down the old order of the past.

Roe V. Wade and the Right to Rule Ourselves

Sunday, January 22, AD 2017


On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court in the case of Roe v. Wade and in the companion case of Doe v. Bolton made up a Constitutional right to abortion out of thin air.  There was nothing in the Constitution forbidding the states from regulating abortion, and the states had so regulated, and often criminalized, abortion since the inception of the Republic.  Roe and Doe were terrible crimes against the unborn, but they were also blows against the most precious civil liberty Americans possess:  the right to rule ourselves.

If Roe were overturned, the abortion regime of abortion on demand would be limited to a handful of states.  Some states would ban abortion outright in almost all cases.  Most would bring abortion under ever growing restrictions that would shrink the number of abortions performed.  One of the prime defenses of abortion currently, that is a Constitutional right, would be no more.  Pro-lifers would be free to focus on the ugly reality of abortion without fear that Federal courts by judicial fiat would upend hard won pro-life legislation at the state level.

How do we get there? Two main paths that I can see. 

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  • Agreed.

    The forces opposed to Life have made their presence known;https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/01/21/politics/madonna-speech-march/index.html

    This is invoking treason.
    A public figure talking like this is a threat and should be dealt with accordingly.

    Today all of my prayers are for the Right To Life March. God protect them from the Evil that has shown up. The Evil that is restless because they sense their demise.

    God help us in this battle for Life.

  • Remember what it took to end slavery and think not that sadly human error won’t require the same to end abortion today. I pray I am wrong. But I fear that the left will never surrender abortion till it is utterly defeated. The recent march by feminist lesbian and abortionist murderous perverts on DC prove that.

  • Court-stripping does not need to be tested. The authority to determine jurisdictions in right there. In truth, judicial misfeasance in this matter and in so many others that anything short of putting out contracts is legitimate means in a war on the courts.

  • The woman’s march was a celebration of Roe vs. Wade, the right of women to kill their own children.

    “Our Lady of Fatima, help us in the year 2017, intercede for us please. Our world has gone insane.

  • Keeping in mind that our Society is actually run by Lawyers ( no offense Don R. ) and Lawyers, ancient Greek Lawyers, invented Sophistry. That’s the Cop in me speaking. And yes, I have known some really great people that happened to be Lawyers. But the Sophism yet remains. Timothy Reed

  • In Fact ! Me own Niece, my very God Child, is one o’ THEM ! And I never let her forget it ! TR.

  • Could they be Leprechauns in disguise, all but the Niece ? TR.

  • When the Supreme Court violates our Founding Principles, the Court miscarries Justice. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” (not born equal).
    Roe v. Wade violated the principle that all men are created equal and never called for the burden of proof that the newly begotten sovereign person had no sovereign personhood. It was assumed and under pressure, the fix was in.
    The newly begotten human soul must actively will to survive. This act of the will is proof of sovereign personhood. The newly begotten sovereign person’s innate freedom to freely will to survive is his civil Right to Life. Any newly begotten sovereign person who cannot survive is a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage.
    Roe v. Wade violates the newly begotten human being’s free will to survive.
    The Constitution for the United States provides “the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our (constitutional) Posterity…” all future generations.
    Roe v. Wade slaughters our constitutional Posterity and the mob marches on our Law of the Land.

  • Mary De Voe…do I have your permission to print up your comment and share with friends at our Church ?
    I find it brilliant and convincing. Timothy Reed

  • Timothy Reed.

    She’s just warming up.

    Mary De Voe is spot on.

  • I like her. TR.

  • Timothy Reed: Public domain is public, for the public and by the public. Public domain is held in joint and common tenancy by each and every sovereign person. Go for it or I have failed. Timothy means Honor of God. My maiden name translates from the Polish to Timothy. Rosaryvictory.blogspot.com. God bless us, one and all and The American Catholic forum.

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  • All that is necessary, at least as a first step, is for Congress to issue a resolution stating that Roe v Wade was an illegal seizure of power by the courts, as was Obergefell. Then, pass a statute stating that impeachment proceedings will be brought against any judge who invents constitutional rights, uphold any decision that uses the doctrine of substantive due process.

  • Roe v. Wade is worse than a miscarriage of Justice, malfeasance in office and dereliction of duty, Roe v. Wade is the imposition of tyranny over the sovereign citizens being denied the acknowledgement of their sovereignty, acknowledgement of their institution of the sovereign nation and the sovereignty of government of the people, for the people and by the people. The rise of the administrative state is government against the people.
    Roe v. Wade never bore the burden of proof that the newly begotten innocent soul of Baby Roe had no sovereign personhood. Had the Court acknowledged “that all men are created equal”, the Court was to assume Baby Roe as a ward of the Court and defend Baby Roe’s right to Life, hence, the charge of dereliction of duty.
    (There can be no religious test for public office. There must be a Founding Principles test. How can a judge tell those who come before him who they are, unless he knows who he is? Every America citizen is a constituent of the American President. When the president becomes partisan or refuses to represent his constituents, the president impeaches himself.)
    Roe v. Wade refused to acknowledge the sovereign personhood of the infused, rational, immortal soul of Baby Roe, his free will, his intellect, his right to choose life. Baby Roe’s right to choose life, his will to survive and his choice are the cause of Baby Roe’s soul being scraped from the womb.
    Roe v. Wade refused to acknowledge the infused soul endowed with unalienable, innate, human rights that become Baby Roe’s civil rights. Baby Roe was refused acknowledgement of his freedom to entertain the gift of Faith from God. Baby Roe’s response to the gift of Faith from God is his intimate and personal relationship with God called religion, protected and guaranteed in our constitutional First Amendment.
    Roe v. Wade imposed atheism, the Supreme Court’s atheism on Baby Roe. Atheism is a belief that must be chosen by the free will and conscience of the sovereign person for his soul. The atheist must be tolerated as a death bed convert as a member of the human species, Homo Sapiens, the wise man.
    Atheism as the atheist’s ungodly choice is patently totalitarian and antithetical to our Constitutional First Amendment, as the belief in atheism, denies every sovereign person, his sovereign soul, his unalienable human rights, and his freedom to have a relationship with his “Creator” in thought, word, deed and peaceable assembly, thereby being the first and foremost cause of a War for Freedom.
    Sins and crimes against humanity diminish and eradicate the sovereignty of the person and the sovereignty of the nation. That is, that the criminal and the sinner cannot institute the sovereign state. The criminal and outlaw has forfeit his sovereignty, that is, his discipline over himself.
    Addiction to sodomy, avarice, lust, gluttony and pride do not constitute and cannot institute the sovereign state. Addiction to sodomy is not a civil right. Addiction to drugs confounds legal informed consent. All addiction is a violation of free will and freedom. The sovereign nation and government cannot be instituted by individuals lacking informed consent.
    The sovereign state is not instituted by addicts, criminals and despots to impose atheism and totalitarianism. The sovereign state is instituted for healing and the common good.

  • doug: You have made it clear.

  • As Rush LImbaugh pointed out decades ago, hearts must be changed before the law can be changed.

  • The law is usually changed before all hearts are changed.

  • Mary De Voe…Thank you for the info. And I’m itching with curiousity about how your maiden name could equate to Timothy. I don’t know whether or not I told you about my book. It is an autobiography titled : “Wings held up by Hope” by Timothy Reed. It is available at most book outlets. The cover was designed by my daughter, a professional artist, Jill Reed Render. Also, I’m working on a second book. And it has a lot to do with Policework and the Rosary. When I shared the title with Jill she said, “Only a Cop could get away with that title, Dad !” Curious ? TR.

  • Timothy Reed: I am about buying Wings Held Up by Hope and some of the other books you have authored. Tyszkiewicz is the Polish form of Timothy. Brother John’s son is an artist. I love you, too.

  • Jan 25 Dred Scott, decided by Roger B. Haney, was never rescinded. Dred Scott was never declared a mistrial nor a miscarriage of Justice. The Dred Scott decision must be declared a miscarriage of Justice as The Supreme Court refused to acknowledge the sovereign personhood of Dred Scott (“created equal” a self-evident truth from our Unanimous Declaration of Independence, ratified by every state) and further refused to protect Dred Scott’s civil rights as Scott became a ward of the Court. This must happen now, even after the Civil War.
    Roe v. Wade must be declared a miscarriage of Justice by The Supreme Court again for the same reason: the self-evident truth that all men are created equal and that they are endowed with certain unalienable human rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, the accomplishment of their destiny.
    Declaring the unjust decisions, Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade as mistrials and miscarriages of Justice will prevent another civil war, a war that is already in our streets with mobs of ferocious protestors running amok with nothing but the Roe v. Wade Court decision as their sole purpose.
    Prayer ban too, must be confirmed by the Supreme Court. The Court said that the atheist “May go her own way” as we all might. The Main Stream Media bannered PRAYER BAN.
    Individuals who get their information through the MSM and the MSM itself cannot figure out why President Trump testifies to the MSM’s artificial facts.

  • When any individual or institution, as in government, runs afoul of our Founding Principles, they incur ostracism, impeachment and sanction. They are free to leave and they are free to get three quarters of the states to ratify their opinion for their opinion to become the Law of the Land. A Founding Principles test must be given to any individual seeking any government office.

  • “So wonderful is the Lord, that HE accepts the dreams of Children, as prayer.” From “Wings held up by Hope ” by Timothy Reed Page 18

  • Mary…I only have “Wings held up by Hope” out so far. I am working on book two, as we speak. TR.

  • Timothy Reed: Your prose is poetry. I am looking forward to your writing.

  • Timothy Reed.

    Today I received my Amazon shipping notice that your book is on the way here.

    I too am looking forward to reading your story.

    God be with both of you, Tim and Mary.

    btw……I liked Mary before you did Tim..Na na na nahh na na nahh. 🙂 had to get my four year old self out. sigh..I feel better now.

    Have a Great Feast of the conversion of St. Paul.

    St. Peter…Pray for us.. please.

  • The Truth is more dangerous for the teller, than for the one Truth is uttered about. TR.

  • Philip….My brother, and I, were attracted to the same girl in High School. We argued over who should be the one to ask her out. As luck would have it, we both showed up dateless at a school Dance. And there she waltzed ( she didn’t walk…she waltzed ) thru the front door. Both our hearts sank as we got a look at her date. He was at least 7 or 8 years older than us, obviously rich, and might have been the Middle Linebacker for Green Bay. TR.

  • High School?
    Seven or eight years your senior.
    Mom and Dad would of had a cow if they knew…Her parents of course.

    Well Timothy…
    I’m going to step aside.
    As much as this hurts it’s only right.
    You both have my blessings.

    My cyber crush is over. 🙁

  • I’m going to make an observation. I think, as a Society, that the more tech advanced the Society becomes, the more Evil it will become. Do you think that the devil carries a cell phone ? TR.

  • TR.

    St. Maximilian Kolbe used the latest media of the day to warn the faithful of sinister regimes coming to power. Radio and his printing presses. The internet has help influence the hearts of many in ways profitable for their souls as well as the opposite. Which wolf do you feed?

    The impersonal aspects are worrisome and the pursuit of the ( fountain of youth ) always seemed a dangerous venture since life on earth is not our eternal goal, but for wealthy non-believers it may be there only hope for eternity. Cryogenics, to me, seems freaky. Maybe they can thaw a person out in 2525 to heal their life threatening hang nail.

    I’m old fashioned I guess.

  • @Timothy Reed

    I know that I’m going to enjoy your story!

    Your dedication is perfect.
    Absolutely perfect.
    This, from a common leper trying his best to serve the healer.
    I’ll drop into it tonight after dinner.


  • @Timothy Reed.

    “The Bible says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. No wonder, then, that the Lord does not want us to judge on another.” -TR


    “Charlies” are gifts from God for certain.
    It is beautiful. Kindred spirits that help hold up our wings…encouraging and engaging in our trek through this valley.

    Thank you for sharing your story.
    Half way through. Your childhood memories, pains, disappointments and answered prayers are soul stirring. Miraculous and marvelous.
    “Accepts the dreams of children as prayers.”

  • Philip…a short explanation of my book : I have seven Grandsons. And I began my book as a Journal for them. I wanted them to glean the lessons that I have learned, throughout my life, without having to learn them from personal experience. The main lesson is simply to do the Right thing, even when it might be tied to a consequence. I quit my “dream” job ( and you can figure which one that was ) because I came to realize that, in order to keep it, I would have to compromise my Christian beliefs. And it has had lasting effects. It was very much a self-demotion. My pension as a retired Police Officer is not near what I could have had. And sometimes, when I have to tell my wife that we cannot afford this, or we cannot do that,
    I have to fight against feeling guilty, for having done the right thing. But I will continue to convey to my Grandsons that I “willingly” made the sacrifice in order to please my God, rather than please other men.

  • @Timothy Reed.

    Your leaving them a priceless inheritance when your freedom bird leads you into the Cerulean Blue. The sharing of Faith and Trust in Jesus in our lives is tapping into the living waters spoken of in our Bible.
    Waters that quench a thirst that can not be quenched by any other means.

    Your helping your grandsons to come to know this spring, this source. Truly a blessing for all grandsons everywhere.

    When you land safely into the kingdom we long for, I believe you will hear the sweetest song; “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Be not surprised when He substitutes servant for the word friend.
    For as it is written; “……But I have called you friends because all things whatsoever I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You have not chosen me, I have chosen you…” John 15: portion of verse 15 and16.
    I believe you are bearing good fruit with Wings held up by Hope. I look forward to finishing your treasure this evening after work.

    I’m glad you mentioned that you had written this work. I’ll be better for having read your story. I know it. 🙂

  • TR.

    btw…When we and our household sacrifice for God’s glory by following the promptings of the Holy Spirit, we give up nothing. Rather our reward we be great in a kingdom that is everlasting. No “thing” or man or angel can take away the treasures given you once you enter into God’s kingdom.

    My wife too has suffered because she has allowed me to follow the Holy Spirit into the nursing home environment. No more trips to the Caymans, but we are better for having made known the True Paradise that awaits for those who love God and neighbor. Your sacrifices and those of your wife, will be rewarded abundantly… Forever!

  • One day, after Church, I was walking down the sidewalk towards my truck; when suddenly, 5 or 6 small girls came running up the same sidewalk towards me. One of them tripped and fell and sat there crying in misery. I approached her ( we did not know each other ), examined her while straightening her dress, and simply said, “You’re alright”. She immediately stopped crying, got herself up, and ran after the others ! I was amazed, and had this thought : ‘That is whar my Lord, my Friend in Heaven has been doing for me. TR.

  • What a perfect example of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Prayer.. Church is over(really just starting.) = Action, your works=results..Stopped crying.. Confidence regained= refreshing revelation of His mercy in our daily struggle.

    He is so alive if we only have the hearts to see him.

    Thanks again.

  • Philip…I am very grateful for your feedback and encouragement. You are an example, for me, of a guy that is doing great things, and yet humble about it. Timothy Reed

Cold Winter of Unbelief

Wednesday, December 28, AD 2016

Today, dearest brethren, we celebrate the birthday of those children who were slaughtered, as the Gospel tells us, by that exceedingly cruel king, Herod. Let the earth, therefore, rejoice and the Church exult — she, the fruitful mother of so many heavenly champions and of such glorious virtues. Never, in fact, would that impious tyrant have been able to benefit these children by the sweetest kindness as much as he has done by his hatred. For as today’s feast reveals, in the measure with which malice in all its fury was poured out upon the holy children, did heaven’s blessing stream down upon them.

“Blessed are you, Bethlehem in the land of Judah! You suffered the inhumanity of King Herod in the murder of your babes and thereby have become worthy to offer to the Lord a pure host of infants. In full right do we celebrate the heavenly birthday of these children whom the world caused to be born unto an eternally blessed life rather than that from their mothers’ womb, for they attained the grace of everlasting life before the enjoyment of the present. The precious death of any martyr deserves high praise because of his heroic confession; the death of these children is precious in the sight of God because of the beatitude they gained so quickly. For already at the beginning of their lives they pass on. The end of the present life is for them the beginning of glory. These then, whom Herod’s cruelty tore as sucklings from their mothers’ bosom, are justly hailed as “infant martyr flowers”; they were the Church’s first blossoms, matured by the frost of persecution during the cold winter of unbelief.

 St. Augustine

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  • Thank you for the reminder.
    We will mention this memorial tonight at the empty manger gathering.

    When we picked this date it wasn’t based on the Holy Innocents feast day…But now in clearer light, it couldn’t be a better date.

    To the END of the slaughter we pray and sing…Peace on Earth and Mercy mild, God and sinner reconciled…

  • I’ve been able to attend daily Mass during my Christmas vacation. Here is what I recall of my priest’s homily for today:
    PS, Donald, I used your last two posts on King Wencelaus and St Stephen, and on St John for my family Bible reading at night the past two days. After we read the Scripture readings for the day, I read your post as the meditation. As always, keep up the good work.

  • Abortion would be seen as more horrific if the government mandated that babies must be born before they are slaughtered. I would like to see someone propose such a bill in Congress in order create another focus on today’s form of child murder.

  • Michael Dowd.

    To your proposal add this: that the birth mother must be the executioner of said order.
    She can not use poisoning as a method of termination.
    She must spend a minimum of thirty minutes alone with the corpse after her wishes are carried out.

    A deterrent to abortion?

Pro-Life Democrats and Other Myths

Sunday, August 7, AD 2016


Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access
to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured. We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s,and young people’s health and wellbeing. We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. We will continue to oppose and seek to overturn federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.We condemn and will combat any acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health providers, patients, and staff.

Democrat 2016 Party Platform on abortion




Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic who has taken up the cudgels so frequently for the Church that I have deemed him Defender of the Faith, at Midwest Conservative Journal, casts his eyes on Tim Kaine:


“Pro-life, Catholic Democrats.”  We hardly knew ye:

Observers of the abortion debate may feel a little whiplash watching the roll out of Tim Kaine’s vice presidential nomination. His position on abortion has changed over the years, and multiple times just over the last few days. He was for the Hyde Amendment before he was against it, but as of Friday morning, he was claiming to be in favor of it again. He is trying to square a circle in his attempts to line up his supposedly “traditional Catholic view” on the issue with Hillary Clinton’s position of taxpayer-funded abortion on demand. Perhaps the impossibility of reconciling the two is what accounts for Mr. Kaine’s flip-flops during the past week.

Running for governor 11 years ago, Mr. Kaine invoked his faith in opposition to abortion, supported pro-life laws and promoted adoption as an alternative to abortion. In 2008 he said, “I’ve supported restrictions on abortion, not all on the left have appreciated it, but I think it has been important to do that because there’s a moral gravity, I think, to abortion as an issue that has to be respected.”

However, Mr. Kaine’s respect for the moral gravity of the issue seemed to completely dissipate when he moved up to national office. In the Senate, Mr. Kaine’s voting record received a crystal-clear 100 percent score from the abortion lobby. He even voted to allow late-term abortions, opposing a bill to ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 

Tim Kaine “evolved” still further once he was under consideration for VP, knowing how dogmatic the Democratic Party has become and how unqualified he would be in the eyes of Hillary Clinton if he retained any shred of defense for preborn lives. To improve his resume he quietly co-sponsored pro-abortion legislation in the Senate that would wipe out all state abortion restrictions, including those he signed as governor.

He even privately agreed to support Hillary Clinton’s agenda for taxpayer-funded abortions. Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager went on CNN to announce Mr. Kaine’s shift on the Hyde Amendment. “He has said that he will stand with Secretary Clinton to defend a woman’s right to choose, to repeal the Hyde Amendment.”

Yet Mr. Kaine continues to maintain that he has a “traditional Catholic personal position.”

Timmy?  Insofar as you and people like you don’t seem to have a single religious principle that you won’t enthusiastically repudiate for secular political gain, best of luck on Judgment Day, “Christian.”  Because, in the immortal words of the Alan Parsons Project, I wouldn’t want to be like you.


Not everyone that sayeth unto me, “Lord, Lord,” and all that.

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  • Kaine is a lying sack of cow manure. How convienent to switch to abortionist…..and the Virginia bishops….well, I haven’t heard a word from them. Wonder why? Canon 915…..oh, that’s right…..Cardinal Wuerl in DC, right arcoss the Potomac and Papa Frank’s best American buddy pretends Canon 915 doesn’t exist.

  • If Bishops will not implement Canon 915, then God will implement 1 Corinthians 11:27-32.
    27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31 But if we judged ourselves truly, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are chastened so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

  • Bart Stupak put to rest the myth of the pro-life democrat. He also pulled back the curtain and showed us how few bishops are actually pro-life. In that sense, he actually did us all a service. It’s no coincidence that the vitriol of people like Mark Shea has gone up as more and more folks know exactly what these so-called pro-life democrats actually believe.

  • As governor of my State, Kaine was vocal in opposition to the death penalty, and even before his “dissipation” was comparatively meek on the abortion issue. Let me also add following Father of Seven, any pol, such as Kaine and Stupak, who voted for obamacare knew full well that abortion was to be made a part of normalized ‘health care’ through coercive regulation, taxation, fines and penalties.

  • prolife democrat; military intelligence; pure whores; military music; truthful clinton; catholicd kaine; the list goes on . . . .

  • Judas

    Not Judas, Pontius Pilate. The original “personally pro-life” sellwash-out.

Just a Reminder: The Democrats are the Party of Abortion

Wednesday, July 27, AD 2016



Jesus wept:


When talking about abortion, Democratic politicians and activists usually prefer to speak euphemistically: The dismemberment or lethal poisoning of a baby who hasn’t been born yet is almost always referred to as “reproductive health care” or “a woman’s choice.” The group NARAL, once known as the National Abortion Rights Action League, went so far as to change its name to NARAL Pro-Choice America so its supporters and allies could avoid saying the a-word.

But there’s been a growing push on the left to not only defend abortion as a necessary evil that should be “safe, legal, and rare” but to celebrate it as a positive good. (See the #ShoutYourAbortion Twitter campaign of 2015.) And so on Wednesday evening, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention and told the story of the time she aborted her first child because it was an inconvenient time to become a parent.

“To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust, and the chance to chart our own path,” Hogue said during her DNC speech. “I was fortunate enough to have these things when I found out I was pregnant years ago. I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time. I made the decision that was best for me—to have an abortion and get compassionate care at a clinic in my own community.” At this point, applause and cheers could be heard in the crowd. “Now years later, my husband and I are parents to two incredible children,” Hogue continued.

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  • He did comment on it. You can tell it must have pained him because that was 1 of 2 posts on that day he did about Ds compared with… 3 about Rs. Oh and he’s already ahead of you, Don about why it’s totes ok to support one party of death but not the other.
    John C Wright said it best: “[Mr. Shea] was once a Catholic apologist. I stopped reading him when he became instead an apologist for Progressivism.”
    Anyway, I see you’ve been having fun with those of similar dispositions on Dave’s site. It’s going to be interesting to see if the next civil war is over that, or immigration.

  • But, as some Catholics such as certain members of the clergy including some bishops and bloggers such as Mark Shea say, there are compelling social justice issues that allow one to vote for a radically pro-murder candidate. Just so long as one is pursuing equity.

    Now, if one supports the Second Amendment, that’s a different matter.

  • They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.” ~Psalm 106 (105)
    Democrats, Beware the sin of the Amorites. Today the idols have different appearances, but the demons are the same.”

  • “…fanatically dedicated to viewing abortion as a positive good”
    The depth of confusion is almost impossible for us to comprehend.
    These people are literally blinded by what the world reinforces to them over and over again. They have eyes but cannot see, ears but can’t hear.
    They have been formed that way by the culture of the 20th century, when it seems the devil apparently did have more license against us.
    A 3 yr old (just turned 3!) told me today that there is some evil that is good and some that is evil, that there are good witches. I came upon her- 3 years old, in lotus position hands held up to the side with palms up, saying “om” over and over. The older child told me she was meditating like on kung fu panda.
    Oh Lord help us!
    I have heard that the spiritual warfare against us is tactical and strategic- the devil lays plans and traps because he can’t take us against our will. He has to entice us to go on the dark path of our own will..he has to make us accept the lies — not an even handed choice, not a decision after a while of clearly choosing evil over good but to the point that we really believe evil can be good.

  • I we imagine we will be hearing a lot about the “seamless garment” moral approach to justify Catholics voting Democrat. Thus abortion and the death penalty are considered morally equivalent which they are not. To me the Modernistic (relativistic) thinking that drove Vatican II is largely responsible for much of the moral evil we have in the world today. The Catholic Church, and especially the Popes, have much to answer for the present condition of the world by being not only ‘in’ the world but ‘of’ the world. This is not the way of the Lord.

  • “To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust, a the chance to chart our own path.”

    That statement coming from her, in her capacity is downright demonic.

    To succeed in life…( In order to be successful you may have to sacrifice the life of your child.). All we need are the tools..( forceps, vacuum and saline.). The trust…(non-trust. She means the fear. Fear rules in the choice to kill.) A chance to chart our own path..( free will is a gift from God. Charting your own path can be disastrous. The Bible is the chart. Any charting without the help of the Bible is complete destruction, and we have over 60 million examples to prove that!

    Liar’s abound in the camp of the left.

  • BTW…..from today’s Chart; Matthew 13:47-53 ” Jesus said to his disciples the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net thrown into the sea which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down and put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the End of the Age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace where they will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

  • Philip. He’s talking about Vatican II’s bad fish, e.g., abortion supporting liberals, etc.

  • Michael Dowd.

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  • Thanks for catching that. Fixed.

  • That the CEO of NARAL was a featured speaker at the Democratic convention is appalling. I use the term the CEO vice the president because these abortion groups are Big Business. It’s not compassion or blah, blah, blah; it’s all about money. “compelling social justice issues that allow one to vote for a radically pro-murder candidate” I heard that one from Catholics 8 years ago as the rationale for an Obama vote. Social justice issues? The educated, middle class (maybe married) woman standing up there had her abortion for convenience sake.
    The Democratic Party is the Party of Baby Murders and funding abortions with government money is on their platform.

  • Please let us do a “Stalin” and never ever in any way mention that Mark guy’s name. Even negative and truthful publicity for him is better than none, and undoubtedly will increase his ad revenue. The Party Of Death has progressed from “safe, rare and legal,” to this court-created, court-legislated, not-in-the-Constitution “right” is “absolute”. Their platform says they will abide absolutely no restrictions or limitations on this “right.” Is this the end? Hell no. Now their platform says we are all going to pay for all abortions for every woman (and girl, i.e. a fourteen year old without her parents knowledge standing before a complicit judge with a Planned-Parenthood lawyer paid for with our tax money). Is this use of our tax dollars the end? Hell,. hell no! Next up, and make no mistake about it, is the demonic extension of this “absolute” right to “post-birth abortion.” Yes, the mother and the mother alone will have the right, guaranteed and legislated by the likes of Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kagan, to kill any baby who happens to survive a grisly gruesome abortion. Only the mother will be allowed to let the baby suffer like Christ on the Cross, screaming bloody murder (pun intended) on a cold stainless steel tray til it dies, alone. The party Of Death’s president has already voted againt saving the lives of such children. Thing this is not possible? Think like the first US troops in WWII walking into Dachau or Auschwitz – and then add in the liberals efforts to lower the age of consent to 10 or even 7, and you dont have America, you have Hell on earth. Guy MCClung, San Antonio, Texas

  • Good comment, Guy. They are going for a lower age of consent. The LBGT activists are in league with the abortion crowd.

  • Wait….it gets better!
    Let’s start up with stricter gun control laws… maybe even getting to the point of restrictions that tyrants dream about. This is the perfect storm for liberal elite’s. Murder, Perverse behavior as normal, open the field of prey to include pre-adolescents and then the gun grab. Not my guns!

    Guy, this hell is alive and well because folks are deciding their respective eternal home.
    This is the decisive action of souls picking their camp. The lukewarm are shrinking in numbers now…and that’s good. Your with Our Lord or his adversary. People are making the choice. Some knowingly, some blindly.
    Conversion isn’t a closed door, so we pray for their hearts to turn to God.

  • The Democrats are the party of abortion. The GOP is not far behind now. They won’t enthusiastically embrace it, but I can see acquiescence. The new GOP has forfeited many social values this cycle as they applaud speakers, including Trump, who chastise them for righteous positions or perceived unfair slights in “fake” culture wars.

  • “The GOP is not far behind now.”

    That is a ludicrous contention considering all the pro-life legislation passed by Republicans at the state level since their victories in 2010 and 2014. Even at the recently concluded Trump Convention the platform is more pro-life than ever. Year after year most Republicans labor to advance the pro-life cause and get only abuse as thanks from far too many pro-lifers.

  • That is a ludicrous contention considering all the pro-life legislation passed by Republicans at the state level since their victories in 2010 and 2014
    Under the old GOP, that’s true. But if Trump’s creation is the beginning of a new GOP, I stand by my statement.
    Year after year most Republicans labor to advance the pro-life cause and get only abuse as thanks from far too many pro-lifers.
    I didn’t say the party is not pro-life. (“Not far behind” doesn’t mean they are there.) But if the culture war surrender trickles down from the top, I think some GOP politicians will see it as license to loosen their position. The well is being poisoned. Its impact remains to be seen. A Trump victory sure won’t help.
    Get only abuse? A bit dramatic. I have defended many Republicans for their pro-life stands. I have marched with some in pro-life marches and thanked them. Ever hear of Ken Paxton? I reserve the right to disagree with Trump’s GOP surrendering the culture war and supporting a man who gives praise to Planned Parenthood.

  • Trump, even if he wins the Presidency, which I think he will, will have minimal long term impact on the Republican Party and will quickly be at war with the Congressional Republican Party. Trump is a product of the economic failure of the Obama years, combined with the failure of the Republican establishment to take seriously voter rage at illegal immigration. Trump is sui generis and is not the founder of a long lasting movement.

  • Once years ago (1970) I purported to do a small study of what difference a party platform made as seen in action once a party or party’s candidate was in power. I didn’t do a good job and would still like to know.

  • You know, about all that applause for questionable things Trumpeted at the convention: I know people can get caught up in the moment – and will be chagrined when they get home and put down their placards hats.

  • “Trump is sui generis and is not the founder of a long lasting movement.” I fully agree with your assessment, Don. It took the Soviet communists seventy years to squander the vast resources of Russia but they eventually went broke. The American quasi-Soviets have in about sixty years caused the middle and working classes to go broke. Trump would not otherwise be the nominee of the Republican Party.

  • Kyle Miller: “The Democrats are the party of abortion. The GOP is not far behind now.”

    The GOP presents itself to the conservative base as the party of life. It is one of its primary attractions. There is no doubt that in many cases that is true; they are for life.

    There is zero life element in the Democrat Party. They love abortion. That is also true.

    Yet that deep distrust for being burned, year after year lingers.

    Where I agree with Kyle, above, is that somehow true success is just never..quite..grasped. It’s always juuuuust out of reach. The best example of this is Supreme Court Nominees. Liberal Democrats install 100% pro abortion, judicial legislators. No shame. Just radicals. Take that! Republicans nominate moderates who go along with the tide. None, save Scalia (RIP), can articulate the centrality of the Right To Life. The entire judicial system is oriented to strike down life laws. And abortion just somehow keeps swimming along just fine.

    Legislation may be passed here or there; but then struck down under review; quietly, it dies because no one is willing to defend it. We have had generally strong Republican majorities for a long time and yet abortion remains the preeminent law of the land.

    I see no one who can coherently, passionately lead on life and stake everything on success.

  • “None, save Scalia (RIP), can articulate the centrality of the Right To Life.”

    You can add to that list Alito and Thomas. Roberts has voted against abortion every time it has come before the court. If Ted Kennedy had not succeeded in defeating Reagan’s nomination of Judge Bork, legalized abortion would just be a bad memory.

  • But who is articulating the conservative case as to why a law is moral or immoral; good or bad for individuals and society?

    Yes, we have 3 votes on the Supreme Court. Good. Scalia was a voice who made the case for WHY. Who else does, or can?

    Liberals always seem to have more votes. Liberals always seem to control narrative. Liberals are always on offense. Conservatives are always on defense, apologizing for their backward ideas. Liberals win. Conservatives lose. Frustrating.

  • Trump, even if he wins the Presidency, which I think he will, will have minimal long term impact on the Republican Party and will quickly be at war with the Congressional Republican Party.
    If Trump wins, it will give a green light to other GOP members to take similar paths and positions. (My point, not Sowell’s thought it might be.) I’m going to agree with Thomas Sowell on this one. It will do harm to the GOP and its brand.
    Trump is a product of the economic failure of the Obama years, combined with the failure of the Republican establishment to take seriously voter rage at illegal immigration
    The conservative wheels on the GOP bus have been coming off for a while. I wrote about it in January 2012. (http://primecut.blogspot.com/2012/01/pain-of-bain-for-conservatives-gop.html) I predicted in May of this year what Trump would do, and he’s doing it to a tee. (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KyleMiller/posts/hpgi1DaCo4D) As we travel further away from the Reagan revolution, the more GOP politicians soften and the coarser the party becomes. The coarser it becomes, the more unrecognizable it becomes.
    If Trump wins, it won’t be by a wide margin. I’ll be wrong if he continues to go left and pull in more Democrats. He’s doing nothing to win conservative base support. “I’m not Hillary” is an insufficient argument. Of course, Trump has been unconventional, so maybe he will. He has plenty of material to pin Hillary to the mat.

  • Brian-I wish multiple sites would do many articles on your “frustration” point – it just seems to get worse, sometimes daily, for both Church and country. “worse” does not really convey what is happening to our world-nor does “dismal.” I just keep thinking of Ephesians and the phrase “world rulers of this present darkness.” Yes Christ is the light, but I sure would like to see a glimmer shining occasionally amidst all the evil. Guy McClung, San Antonio Texas

  • “If Trump wins, it will give a green light to other GOP members to take similar paths and positions.”

    And they will fall flat on their face if they do. Trump’s rise was very much a product of this year, the failed Obama presidency and his personality. Trump wanna be’s will be few and unsuccessful. Trump routinely does things that would be fatal to any politician not named Donald Trump.

    “It will do harm to the GOP and its brand.”

    Perhaps, although I think a President Trump will quickly establish beyond doubt that declaring himself a Republican was merely a means to gain office. Trump considers himself above petty party politics.

    “The conservative wheels on the GOP bus have been coming off for a while. I wrote about it in January 2012.”

    You were wrong then, you are wrong now. The Republican party, as a party, is more deeply conservative now then at any time in its history.

    “If Trump wins, it won’t be by a wide margin.”

    My guess is he will win by five points or more. Hillary is an appallingly bad candidate and the establishment incarnate. She is the perfect candidate for a populist insurgent like Trump, in this year, to be running against. Unless Trump implodes, and with Trump almost anything you can imagine is possible, it will not be close. As for Trump moving to the left, Trump says whatever he thinks advantageous at the moment. He would say that he isn’t moving anywhere except in for the kill against Hillary.

  • Hillary by 3. With some helpful voter fraud to push her over the top,

    It’s all about the machine.

  • Yep, that Democrat machine and fraud was shown to function well in 2004, 2010 and 2014. When it’s not close they can’t steal it.

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Man Isn’t Meat

Tuesday, June 28, AD 2016




Kevin Williamson, who was adopted as a newborn just prior to Roe being decided in 1973, has the best commentary I have seen yet on the Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt striking down the key portions of the Texas abortion law:


There is a great deal of dishonesty in the abortion debate, which is necessary: Otherwise, we’d be obliged to think about the horror of what we perpetrate and what we endure, and that would be very difficult. Instead, we hear a great deal about extraordinarily rare catastrophes of pregnancy, which are heart-hurting but which also are, in the vast majority of cases, entirely beside the point: These cases are as a statistical matter nearly nonexistent. Even the usual hedge offered by office-seeking pro-life Republicans — the exemption for children conceived through rape or incest — approaches statistical insignificance. (Never mind the moral insignificance, as though we could murder a four-year-old, or a 38-year-old, because he was conceived via rape.) We hear dark warnings about a new Torquemada and a rising theocracy, as though an atheist such as my good friend Charles C. W. Cooke doesn’t know a baby when he sees one, as though the world were not full of agnostics and outright heathens who still have enough civilization in them to know better than to accept butchering unborn children as normal.


A culture that treats pregnancy as a horrible disease and classifies its children as liabilities rather than assets is a culture that is, strangely enough, childish. For most of our history, we marked adulthood from the moment of sexual maturity, i.e., from the age of fertility in women and the roughly corresponding age of men. Granted, these were young, inexperienced, ignorant adults — but we knew that they were at the age of responsibility, if only barely. We eventually learned to tell ourselves a different set of stories about that, and in anno Domini 2016 we have men in their late 20s, perhaps with a grey hair or two in their beards, perhaps with their hair showing the first signs of starting to thin, worried about being kicked off Mommy’s insurance policy. “I didn’t think I was ready,” I’ve heard any number of women say, sometimes with regret that could absolutely waylay you. No doubt there are men thinking the same thing, though you don’t hear them talk about it very often. The women always say the same thing: “They lied to us.”

Of course they lied. You cannot foist a philosophy of man-as-meat on civilized people without a great quantity of lies, some of which will be published in the form of Supreme Court opinions. That is why those who oppose the philosophy of man-as-meat are denied political recourse, and why the authorities in backward places such as Ohio have tried to quash their First Amendment rights, too. Man isn’t meat, and the political model built on insisting that man is meat cannot withstand much scrutiny or debate. It must rely on brute force, which sometimes comes disguised as a Supreme Court ruling. How many people throughout the ages have been convinced of the most indefensible nonsense by similar figures in black ceremonial robes? Think on that the next time you feel inclined to snigger at Iran’s Guardian Council. But when the hysteria subsides and the blood dries up, reality is still there, and we’re still putting millions of unborn children to death because Caitlyn doesn’t want her prom ruined and because Rachel is living out some third-rate HBO fantasy in Brooklyn, or some place she wishes were Brooklyn. Harry Blackmun didn’t imagine that, but it is his legacy — and our indictment.

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  • Yes, yes let us please hear a word from Pope Francis who, some of us believe, is supposed to reflect the thinking of Christ. It is the very Liberal folks he admires most that are the greatest advocates of abortion and other methods of suppressing life and freedom.

  • I can’t think offhand of anyone who’s more of a “must-read” right now than Williamson. Range, depth, originality of thought, he’s got it all. He’s the kind of person who rightfully deserves the name intellectual, back when the term had meaning and hadn’t become a pejorative.

  • “Over the past half century life has become ever more enmeshed in a pernicious game of make believe.”
    And now we believe that Iranians are not building nuclear weapons nor that they mean it when they chant “Death to America”.
    What goes around might just come around, thanks to such a pernicious common denominator.

  • Amazing that there still are bishops who fail to preach monthly jeremiads against the sin of voting for the Abortion Party and all her candidates.

    A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.–John 10:12 NAB

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions of Texas Abortion Law

Monday, June 27, AD 2016



The Supreme Court remains guardians  of the right of women to slay their offspring:

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Supreme Court has reversed a landmark Texas pro-life law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges and abortion facilities to meet more stringent health standards.

An eight-justice Supreme Court has reversed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole), 5-3.

The case was brought by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of independent abortion facilities in Texas.

The case involves Texas’ H.B. 2, a pro-life law that, aside from restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their offices and abortion facilities to meet the same health standards as other ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).

Those regulations caused the number of abortion facilities to drop from 41 to eight according to Planned Parenthood, closing 13 abortion facilities in one day.

The decision, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, says that both requirement place a substantial burden on women’s right to exercise their reproductive rights, including the right to obtain an abortion. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote her own concurring opinion, writing that “complications from an abortion are both rare and rarely dangerous.”

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  • Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Emily’s List and their fellow travelers on the
    current Supreme Court all believe that having abortion facilities meet the
    same health standards as other ambulatory surgical centers constitutes
    an unreasonable burden on a woman’s right to an abortion– even if it’s
    an unsafe one, evidently.
    Kermit Gosnell’s infamous “clinic” was where born babies were murdered and
    displayed in jars, where conditions were filthy and basic health regulations
    were flouted. His abortion “clinic” operated like that for 17 years because
    in that time the state of Pennsylvania, under pressure from groups like Planned
    Parenthood, opted to cease all inspections of all of Pennsylvania’s 22
    abortion facilities.
    Kermit Gosnell happened as a direct result of Planned
    Parenthood’s policy against ‘undue burdens’ on access to abortion, and
    now that policy is enshrined in a Supreme Court decision.
    An abortion is not the removal of a hangnail– it’s a serious surgical procedure
    and a lot can go wrong. It’s a strange society that chooses to have more
    rigorous health inspections for its nail salons and restaurants than it does for
    its abortion facilities. As of today, the Supreme Court has made another
    Kermit Gosnell butcher shop much, much more likely.

  • Planned Parenthood’s expert witness admitted the following:

    During these proceedings, Planned Parenthood conceded that at least 210 women in Texas annually must be hospitalized after seeking an abortion. Witnesses for both sides further testified that some of the women who are hospitalized after an abortion have complications that require an Ob/Gyn specialist’s treatment.

    That is almost certainly a low ball estimate:
    However, expert witness Dr. John Thorp told the court that the 0.3% hospitalization estimate “is based on data that is thirty-eight years old.” He also indicated that abortion complications are notoriously underreported and that only one-third to one-half of all abortion patients return for follow-up visits where complications could be reported to clinic staff.

    In addition, in many states, abortionists are simply not required to report abortion complications. The underreporting means that the percentage of women actually suffering surgical abortion complications is much higher.

    The number suggested by Planned Parenthood of “at least 210 women” who were hospitalized due to abortion complications was not based on any actual reporting. Instead, it appears to have been calculated using 2011 state abortion numbers with Fine’s 0.3% hospitalization rate, and assumes that all of the 70,003 abortions done on Texas residents in 2011 were first trimester surgical procedures, an assumption that is completely inaccurate.

    Medication Abortions

    Numbers obtained from the DSHS indicate that in 2011, 26 percent of all abortions on Texas women were done using the abortion pill. The court documents reveal testimony indicating that a full six percent of women who obtain medication abortions using the abortion pill require surgical abortions due to failure of the abortion pill process.

    Based on those numbers, there would actually have been approximately 1,089 cases where women required surgical intervention following medication abortions.


  • Even using the underreported, outdated statistics, the complication rate is comparable to the overall rate of accidental lacerations and punctures for surgery in general.

  • Texas needs to tell the Supreme Court to go to hell, and take Planned Parenthood with ’em. If I were Greg Abbot, I would tell Breyer and Ginsburg to enforce their damned decision themselves…..and have them arrested for vagrancy the second they stepped in the state of Texas.

  • “When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!'”

    Congressman Henry Hyde

  • The Supreme Court has found baby killing, sodomy and homosexual marriage to be protected by the Constitution, though none are mentioned in the Constitution. The Ten Commandments, nativity scenes and crosses on government land are unconstitutional. To hell with the Supreme Court. It is past time for an uprising against this crap.

  • Here are the presumptive Republican nominee’s comments on the case:

  • @cthemfly25.

    Thanks for the Henry Hyde quote.
    I haven’t heard of it before.

    That we, as a Nation, haven’t been brought to our knees by catastrophic events is evidence of God’s mercy. The millions of aborted souls who Henry Hyde imagined, are real. Do they count? Not on earth, especially in America, but in heaven they count. They are an active part of the celestial court. They will give testimony on behalf of the righteous as well as the damned.

    To equate Woman’s Reproductive Health with the slaughter of the innocent child isn’t just absurd, it’s callous. To think our Highest Court on our soil would disregard the right to LIFE in favor of Planned murder is alone the single most revealing evidence that we are in the new dark age. Dog’s that are suffering the consequences of their owners stupidity by dieing in automobiles due to excessive heat are held in higher sympathy than the human baby who is ripped apart.

    God help us.

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  • The Pope came to the Mexican border to give comfort to those who violate another country’s laws , and while there he criticized a candidate for President of the United States who is not a Catholic! I’ll wait to read about the Pope’s ex communication of the Catholic US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who… with his single vote, keeps more abortion clinics in business and prevents reasonable restrictions to the taking of that innocent life. Pope Francis…. I’m waiting!!!

  • Being ignorant of the entire legal process I can’t help but wonder if the pro-lifers in Texas can go back and write a series of laws instead of one broad law with many facets?

A Studied Indifference to Evil

Friday, March 4, AD 2016



This declared indifference, but, as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of slavery, I cannot but hate. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world,—enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites; causes the real friends of freedom to doubt our sincerity, and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty,—criticising the Declaration of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest.

Abraham Lincoln, 1854



David Griffey at his blog Daffey Thoughts, shines a light on one of the more disgusting developments this election year:  the attempt by some Catholic and conservative bloggers to gin up support for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, a 100% pro-abort:


I read this opinion piece at The Imaginative Conservative, I had to ask myself: When did abortion go from being the only sin that matters to a sin that doesn’t seem to matter at all?  I mean, we’re not talking about a pro-choice politician who has been sort of pro-choice.  We’re talking about someone who has tried to open the gates for any and all abortions, up to and including partial birth abortion even without the mother’s life on the line.  Something so heinous, that it has been called one of the worst murderous crimes in our country today.  And yet, so what if Sanders supports it?  Big deal, right? 

I understand – and have always maintained – that there are more than one or two issues to think about in an election.  But I also understood that there were certain issues that were off the table.  They certainly were when it came to Romney or McCain.  Certain sins that were non-negotiable.  Not because they were all that mattered.  But because there was no way to support them and do so in a sinless way.  There was no ‘right interpretation of abortion.’  There might be different opinions on how to limit it or eliminate it.  But at no point could you say ‘I support unrestricted abortion rights’ and be in the running.

Now it doesn’t just look like abortion isn’t the only big deal.  As more and more Conservatives and Catholics flock to Bernie, it looks like abortion is now no big deal at all.  And by my lights, that is something that will swim around and bite Conservatives, Christians and Catholics in the ass when all is said and done.  Especially if all of the things that have been said about the horrors and evils of abortion through the years are still, you know, true.

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17 Responses to A Studied Indifference to Evil

  • http://www.tfp.org/tfp-home/catholic-perspective/what-the-popes-have-to-say-about-socialism.html

    Check out this site to see what the last ten popes say about socialism – they all condemn it.And believe it or not, our good Pope Francis also came out a while back and condemned socialism.
    Churchill’s quote is a doozy, and the great Margaret Thatcher stated that – “Socialism is fine until they run out of other peoples money”.
    It stuns me that so many apparently normal intelligent people – particularly Catholics – think its wonderful. I even had an argument with our previous PP, who stated that he quite liked socialsim; I gave him the above list of popes who condemned it – he never raised the subject again. 🙂

  • Wow. In what sense is the imaginative conservative conservative? Not about economic system, not about social issues…
    I can say that the term “imaginative” seems apropo.

  • There’s a conservative case for socialism? Paternalism, sure. Nationalism, okay, maybe. Seignorialism/manorialism/feudalism, why not? –every group has its romantic cranks.
    But socialism?

  • From what I’ve heard, America is even MORE liberal on abortion than most of Europe and the so-called blessed socialist nations (I am given to understand that they only allow it in the first two trimesters I think – if I’m misinformed, let me know).

    Shea once put up a stupid post about trading the 2nd amendment away for eliminating abortion. While I would trade the death penalty away, I wonder why so few ask about trading abortion (even the just to the limit of Europe) for socialism.

    So what do you say, socialist? After all, to pay for everything we’re going to need a constant influx of new people to replace the old and dying. Shall we open negotiations? The more socialism you want, the more time we knock off the window for legal abortion?

  • It seems to me that a socialist must, in the interests of coherence, be in favor of abortion, euthanasia and contraception as socialism is inherently selfish and pessimistic. Doesn’t it make sense that if wealth is going to be spread around every one could get more if there were less people, i.e., If supply is assumed to be fixed demand must necessarily be reduced.

    It is high time the Catholic Church came out four-square against socialism and it many evil implications including repression of the Catholic Church itself.

  • Speaking of Lincoln, Don, any recommendations as to a good Lincoln biography?

  • 1. Carl Sandburg-Poor scholarship even when it was written back in the forties, it is a magnificent oil painting of a biography that gets to the essence of Lincoln, while lacking the accurate detail of a photograph.
    2. Michael Burlingame’s recent massive two volume bio is great for looking at the more recent Lincoln scholarship.
    3. T. Harry Williams’ Lincoln and His Generals still remains, after more than six decades, the best look at Lincoln as commander in chief.
    4. James G. Randall’s Lincoln the President is an exhaustive look at Lincoln as President, from an interesting standpoint: an admirer of Lincoln who also thought the Civil War was unnecessary. Scholarship was superb, albeit dated after six decades.
    5. Allen Guelzo’s Redeemer President views Lincoln as a thinker, a surprisingly overlooked aspect of Lincoln as he first and foremost was a man of ideas. Lincoln had the ability of taking abstract and complicated concepts, stripping them down, and presenting them in his writing and speaking in a straightforward manner. He makes it all look easy, which perhaps detracts from what a powerful mind he possessed.
    6. Stephen Mansfield’s Lincoln’s Battle With God is the best book on Lincoln in years. First rate scholarship directed at Lincoln’s religious views, a perennial subject of vitriolic debate in Lincoln Studies. Mansfield details the difficulties of making iron clad assertions about Lincoln on many topics because Lincoln often kept his cards tucked against his vest, and contemporary accounts by people who knew Lincoln often disagree about the most basic items.
    7. Stephen B. Oates’ With Malice Towards None, stands out as perhaps the best one volume bio of Lincoln.

  • Yesterday I saw several news stories noting that the “Bernie Baby” — a 3-month old baby boy whose parents had taken him to a Sanders rally wearing a wig and glasses to make him look like Sanders, and whose pictures posing with Sanders had been all over social media — had died, apparently of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The Sanders campaign had expressed its condolences to the family, along with many condolences being expressed on social media, comment boards, etc. by people of all political persuasions.

    The boy’s pictures were undeniably cute, and his death is a tragedy by any measure. I would not post this comment on a thread meant primarily to express sympathy for the child’s loss since I would not feel it was appropriate to sidetrack or politicize the topic (even though some did). But in this discussion, I feel quite free to point out the irony of the fact that Bernie himself would have had no issue at all with his mother killing him, if she had chosen to do so, just a few months earlier.

  • The indifference of a socialist to abortion is more understandable than the indifference of evangelicals. Some one has said that the evangelical support of Trump is from not very religious evangelicals ? ?
    So one begins to wonder what the meaning of terms is anymore. What is a progressive evangelical. Evangelical about what? .
    People can be indifferent to abortion only because of the terms they explain it to themselves with.

  • Elaine Krewer.

    I’ll pray for the family.
    Your spot on in your insight.
    What a few months will do for the blinded to regain sight.
    Sad commentary on our freedom shores.

  • I can’t get around Catholics who think supporting a guy who identifies with the only political group in this election that’s specifically condemned by the Catechism.
    You can argue that he won’t have the power to do anything about abortion; you can’t really argue he won’t have the power to try to get us to socialism.
    (CCC 2425; amusingly, I’ve seen it pulled out with claims that thus-and-such person is a Capitalist, even though the condemnation of that is qualified and sorry, no, nobody is going for a totally unregulated market. Maybe a few hard-core Libertarians are arguing for it, but not one of the top ten for prez.)
    .Anzlyne –
    from what I hear, there’s some folks who are the Evangelical version of C&E Catholics– or maybe “wedding and funeral” Catholics. They went up to an altar call, they might wear a cross and even think Jesus is kinda cool, but they’re not going to be at church most months.

  • Donald,

    I ruminated a bit (a lot…) on the Rieth piece at Imaginative Conservative on my blog, here: http://sardonicexcuria.blogspot.com/2016/03/catholic-principles-of-governance.html if you’re interested.

  • “What I often find lacking in Catholic documents, especially the guides such as discussed herein, is any sense of concrete political situation, and how far a countries’ political structures must be respected in light of any otherwise laudable goal. The same seems to hold true for many Catholics. Some people, discussing a political question, look solely (so to speak) at whether a stated political goal is acceptable and laudable to the Faith, and then whether a certain candidate or politician supports it. If so, then other conditions seem secondary.”

    This passage you wrote Jonathan reminds me of this passage from the beginning of Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France:

    “But I cannot stand forward, and give praise or blame to anything which relates to human actions, and human concerns, on a simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. Abstractedly speaking, government, as well as liberty, is good; yet could I, in common sense, ten years ago, have felicitated France on her enjoyment of a government (for she then had a government) without inquiry what the nature of that government was, or how it was administered? Can I now congratulate the same nation upon its freedom? Is it because liberty in the abstract may be classed amongst the blessings of mankind, that I am seriously to felicitate a mad-man, who has escaped from the protecting restraint and wholesome darkness of his cell, on his restoration to the enjoyment of light and liberty? Am I to congratulate a highwayman and murderer, who has broke prison, upon the recovery of his natural rights? This would be to act over again the scene of the criminals condemned to the galleys, and their heroic deliverer, the metaphysic knight of the sorrowful countenance.”


  • Donald,

    If I have to channel anyone, let it be Aquinas or Burke…or preferably, both. Thank you for the link!


  • There’s been cars with Obama bumper stickers in the parish parking lot but today before this morning’s mass I saw my first Re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown bumper sticker in the lot.
    I pray the car with the Brown bumper sticker wasn’t a parishoner’s. And I do wish our bishop’s silence on abortion, socialism, rendering the poor unto the State, and coveting thy neighbors goods wasn’t so loud. There are a significant number of Catholics who regularly attend mass who take the silence of the bishops about these matters as tacit consent.

  • Tacit consent! leaving the door open for “forming your own conscience”
    Sometimes tho the priest is just unwilling to teach the hard teachings or even to come out strong when other friend priest are not
    Contra Blaise cup inch etal. . pro lifers aren’t confrontational. Many of us can talk with like minded people but don’t want to be caught in a ruckus. ( we know they are meaner than we are )
    They don’t fear man or God. I have had people respond negatively to my “choosy mothers choose life”

  • Pius IX rightly condemned socialism as a materialistic heresy unconcerned about anything spiritual and rooted in self. Bernie Sanders is a worthy exemplary of the Poe’s judgement.