Wednesday, October 31, 2012

St. Anne’s, St. Gabriel’s, Holy Name, Saints Peter and Paul and other SF Catholic School: this means you

This is a letter I sent to Catholic San Francisco, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, for this week's edition. It was not published:

"Reading the October 26, 2012 article “Parishioners discuss freedoms, responsibilities of Catholic citizenship” I had to wonder what election Dana Perrigan was covering and Bishop McElroy was analyzing. The entire article does not mention, even once, the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, the greatest attack on the Church in the history of the United States. If the mandate is not stopped by the courts or a President-elect Romney, what are the consequences? In the Archdiocese of San Francisco, it will be the end of Catholic education

The HHS mandate forces coverage of sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and devices as well as contraception. It does not exempt Catholic charities or schools, because the Obama administration has decided they are not religious entities.

St. Anne’s, St. Gabriel’s, Holy Name, Saints Peter and Paul and all the other schools of the archdiocese: this means you.

If any of our schools choose to remain Catholic and not abide by the HHS mandate they will be fined. If they completely drop their health plan they will be fined $2,000 per employee per year. That would be a fine of at least

$36,000 a year for St. Gabriel’s,
$40,000 a year for St. Peter’s,
$60,000 a year for St. Vincent de Paul.

Of course, our Catholic schools would prefer to offer health plans without the objectionable services. In that case they will face annual fines of $100 per day per employee: approximately

$657,000 for St. Gabriel’s,
$730,000 for St. Peter’s,
$876,000 for Saints Peter and Paul,
and $1,095,000 for St. Vincent de Paul.

Every year. One would think that is a subject worth covering in a Catholic newspaper--especially in a story about the 'reponsibilities of Catholic citizenship.'"

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

Monday, October 29, 2012

Moving picture, from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, during the Hurricane

Via the Ace of Spades, who comments:

"My office may be closed, but the Old Guard's isn't."

God Bless them!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Major Obama Donor: "F*** You, Catholics!"

This is the Democratic Party, the Party of Death. This story is receiving major web coverage--of course it is being ignored (so far) by the mainstream media.

Timothy Whiteman writes in the Examiner:

Major Democratic Donor: 'F--- You, Catholics'

"A major contributor to both the Democratic Party and Barack Obama has unleashed a profanity-rich tirade against Catholics, the Catholic Church itself, and to a lesser extent, Jews and homosexuals.

New Age cult leader JZ (Judy Zebra) Knight of Washington state is seen in the video (lower left) stating her open distain for Catholicism, Judaism and homosexuals.

WARNING: The video is very explicit and crude in its language and descriptions. Viewer discretion is strongly advised."

Yes. It is disgusting. But to see the face of today's Democratic party, take your Dramamine and watch it here. Then reflect that the Democratic party in Washington, where Knight is based, has refused to return her donations. Mr. Whiteman posts censored versions of Knight's speech:

Among other X-rated rantings, Knight was seen on the video stating; (self-censored)

"F--- you, you Catholics!

We will come on you in a terror.

I'll take your f---ing faith on.

We will bring… St. Peter's temple down and we will swallow it in the sea."

Here is Knight (right) with President Obama in 2011.

How big a contributor is Knight? Mr. Whiteman gives the figures:

"$20,000 to the Democratic National Committee on October 14, 2010.
$30,000 to the Democratic National Committee on February 1, 2011.
$800 to the Democratic National Committee on May 20, 2011.

$2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund on September 19, 2008.
$5,800 to the Obama Victory Fund on May 20, 2011.
$35,000 to the Obama Victory Fund on August 18, 2012.

$2,300 to Obama For America on September 19, 2008.
$2,500 to Obama For America on May 20, 2011.
$2,500 to Obama For America on May 20, 2011 (a second time).

A total of $101,200 in contributions to either the DNC or to Barack Obama."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Defend Marriage in the State of Washington!

Watch the powerful new ad from Preserve Marriage Washington:


 The election is close, and just around the corner, and the opponents of marriage are outspending its defenders hugely. Contribute to the defense of marriage in the state of Washington here:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

You Are Excommunicated. .

The secretary of Uruguay’s episcopal conference says that lawmakers who recently voted to legalize abortion are automatically excommunicated.

“Automatic excommunication is for those who collaborate in the execution of an abortion in a direct way,” said Bishop Heriberto Bodeant Fernández of Melo. “If a Catholic votes...with the manifest intention that he thinks the Church is wrong about this, he separates himself from the communion of the Church.”

“Excommunication means you are not in communion with the ecclesial community to which you openly claim to belong by doing something that puts you outside communion, and therefore you cannot participate in the Eucharist,” he added.
US Bishops take a look!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Shocking Blasphemey

"Piss Christ" is back, and is raising the usual excitement among shallow avant-garde minds.
"Piss Christ" has been resurrected.

Or, at least, the controversy surrounding it has been raised from the dead, now that it is back in New York at the Edwar d Tyler Nahem gallery (through October 26) in an exhibit called "Body and Spirit" which celebrates the life and work of its creator, the artist Andres Serrano, whom we've wsrittern abnour before:Over twenty years ago, in 1989, the hazy image of a crucified Christ, submerged in a jar of Serrano's urine, created a public firestorm when conservative Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (NY) deplored it on the Senate floor as a "despicable display of vulgarity" — one that had, no less, been funded by taxpayers. Serrano was radical, but he wasn't that radical: The so-called avant-garde artist received government support to the tune of $15,000 for the work.
Today, what's astonishing about Piss Christ is not its vulgarity or shock-value; it is a completely mundane work of "art" which has aged as well as a cheap wine spritzer. The only merit it has is as a historical artifact of the culture wars. It is, to use the phrase of TNC art critic James Panero, a boring blasphemy....

Friday, October 19, 2012

4 SimpleQuestions

    1.  Back in 1961 people of color were called 'Negroes.' So how can
the Obama 'birth certificate' state he is "African-American" when the
term wasn't even used at that time?

2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's
birth as August 4,1961 & Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father.
No big deal, right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that
his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born
in "Kenya, East Africa". This wouldn't seem like anything of concern,
except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole
years after Obama's birth, and 27 years after his father's birth. How
could Obama's father have been born in a country that did not yet
exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the
"British East Africa Protectorate".;

3.  On the Birth Certificate released by the White House, the listed place
of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital". This cannot be,
because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "Kaui Keolani
Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home", respectively. The
name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital
until 1978, when these two hospitals merged.

How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate
dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978? 


Why hasn't this been discussed in the major media ?

4.  Perhaps a clue comes from Obama’s book on his father. He states
how proud he is of his father fighting in WW II. I’m not a math genius, so
I may need some help from you. Barack Obama’s “birth certificate” says
his father was 25 years old in 1961 when he was born. That should have
put his father’s date of birth approximately 1936—if my math holds
(Honest! I did that without a calculator!) Now we need a non-revised
history book—one that hasn’t been altered to satisfy the author’s goals—
to verify that WW II was basically between 1939 and 1945. Just how
many 3 year olds fight in wars? Even in the latest stages of WW II his
father wouldn’t have been more than 9. Does that mean that Mr. Obama
is a  liar, or simply chooses to alter the facts to satisfy his imagination or
political purposes (still qualifies as a “liar”)? 


Believe It or Not


1.  Back in 1961 people of color were called 'Negroes.' So how can
the Obama 'birth certificate' state he is "African-American" when the
term wasn't even used at that time?

2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's
birth as August 4,1961 & Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father.
No big deal, right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that
his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born
in "Kenya, East Africa". This wouldn't seem like anything of concern,
except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole
years after Obama's birth, and 27 years after his father's birth. How
could Obama's father have been born in a country that did not yet
exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the
"British East Africa Protectorate".;

3.  On the Birth Certificate released by the White House, the listed place
of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital". This cannot be,
because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "Kaui Keolani
Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home", respectively. The
name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital
until 1978, when these two hospitals merged.

How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate
dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978? 


Why hasn't this been discussed in the major media ?

4.  Perhaps a clue comes from Obama’s book on his father. He states
how proud he is of his father fighting in WW II. I’m not a math genius, so
I may need some help from you. Barack Obama’s “birth certificate” says
his father was 25 years old in 1961 when he was born. That should have
put his father’s date of birth approximately 1936—if my math holds
(Honest! I did that without a calculator!) Now we need a non-revised
history book—one that hasn’t been altered to satisfy the author’s goals—
to verify that WW II was basically between 1939 and 1945. Just how
many 3 year olds fight in wars? Even in the latest stages of WW II his
father wouldn’t have been more than 9. Does that mean that Mr. Obama
is a  liar, or simply chooses to alter the facts to satisfy his imagination or
political purposes (still qualifies as a “liar”)? 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

American Capitaism Gone with a Whimper

The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian on-line newspaper) defies description.  Why can a Russian newspaper print the following yet the American media can't/won't see it?

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American  descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people. 
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy".  Pride blind the foolish. 
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power.  Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.  His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive.  His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America 's short history but in the world.  If this  keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not,  America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe. 
These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all.  First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars.  These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison.  Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes.  Should we congratulate them?
   These men, of  course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the  very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on  trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another.  They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament).  Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.
Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company.   That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will.  Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.
So it should be no surprise that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies.  I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK 's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster.  Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, and so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.
Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "free man" whimper.
So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?  Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his  homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal  norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a  looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his  Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort.  He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.
The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left. 

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is.  The world will only snicker.
 Stanislav Mishin
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


"I'm 83 and I'm Tired"

I'm 83Except for a  brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious health challenges , I put in 50 hour weeks ,and I didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired .

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it . 

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters ,wives and daughters for their family "honour"; of Muslims rioting  over some slight offense , of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't  "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to . 

I'm tired  of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let  Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques, and madrassa  Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand , UK , America and Canada , while no one from these countries is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia, or any other Arab country, to teach love and tolerance. 

I'm tired  of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do . Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm, while they tried to fight it off ?

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties ,talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting  caught . I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor . 

I'm really tired  of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions . I'm tired of hearing them blame the government , or discrimination, or big-whatever, for their problems.

I'm also tired and fed up, with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20s ,bedeck themselves in tattoos and face studs ,thereby making  themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government. And I'm sick and tired of seeing young kids walking down the streets looking like idiots with their underwear showing .

Yes, I'm  tired . But, I'm also glad to be 83 . Because, mostly, I'm not  going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for  my granddaughter and their children. Thank God I'm on the way out and ,not  on the way in . 


Sunday, October 14, 2012

USCCB Responds to Biden


WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12.  Full text follows: 

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees: 

                   “With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including  Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for     contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”

This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain “religious employers.” That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to “Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,” or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served. 

HHS has proposed an additional “accommodation” for religious organizations like these, which HHS itself describes as “non-exempt.” That proposal does not even potentially relieve these organizations from the obligation “to pay for contraception” and “to be a vehicle to get contraception.” They will have to serve as a vehicle, because they will still be forced to provide their employees with health coverage, and that coverage will still have to include sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients. They will have to pay for these things, because the premiums that the organizations (and their employees) are required to pay will still be applied, along with other funds, to cover the cost of these drugs and surgeries. 

USCCB continues to urge HHS, in the strongest possible terms, actually to eliminate the various infringements on religious freedom imposed by the mandate. 

For more details, please see USCCB’s regulatory comments filed on May 15 regarding the proposed “accommodation”:


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Our Anti-Biblical President

  Extremely important things to know!!  Where is the "separation of church and state" when it comes to White House decisions? Some of us have seen these things as they happened, but seeing them here in once place is breathtaking. Christians need to know these things.  We need prayer plus action if we want to keep any religious freedoms.

 1. Acts of Hostility Toward People Of Biblical Faith:
          a. April 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
          b. February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011.
          c.  April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University , Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech.
          d. May 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House.
          e. April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three.
          f. October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about  “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.
          g. November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus Unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law.
          h. January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial
in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled
that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand; but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court.
          i.  February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom
ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress.
          j.  April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.
          k.  August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override  religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.
          l.  November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial.
          m.  November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech.
          n.   December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights.

          o.  January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis.
          p.  February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion.

2. Acts of Hostility From The Obama-Led Military Toward People Of Biblical Faith:
          a. June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery .
          b. August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD –  a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America).
          c. September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains.
          d. September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical  Center stipulating that  “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”
          e. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity.
          f. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.
          g. February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point dis-invites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian.
          h. February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin:  Dei).
          i. February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read.

3. Acts of Hostility Toward Biblical Values:
          a.  January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.
          b.  January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.
          c.  March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.
          d.  March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.
           e.  March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.
          f.  May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen
 pregnancies and abortions. He  continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.
          g.  May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.
          h. July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direct violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
          i.  September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious  beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”
          j.  July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get  Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.
          k.  August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs.
          l.  September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
          m.  February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
          n. March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.
          o.  July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.
           p.  September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the  federal Defense of Marriage Act.
          q.  October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the  U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion.
*4. Acts Of Preferentialism For Islam:
          a.  May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House dinners in honor of Ramadan.
          b.  April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is dis-invited from the Pentagon’s National Day  of Prayer Event because of  complaints from the Muslim community.
          c.  April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc.
          d.  August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity.
          e.  August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple  occasions on behalf of   building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location.
          f.  2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan,
          g.  October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.
          h.  February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.
Many of these actions are literally unprecedented – this is the first time they have happened in four centuries of American history.
The hostility of President Obama toward Biblical faith and values is without equal from any previous American president. Do we want another four years?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Five Ways

by Thomas Peters
With exactly four weeks to go until four states vote on marriage (Maine, Maryland, Washington State and Minnesota), I can tell you exactly how the fight to protect marriage will be won — or lost.

Let me first describe the 5 ways this fight can be lost:

1. It will be lost if President Obama gets away with secretly encouraging governors to redefine marriage months before he came clean with the American public.

2. It will be lost if wealthy pro-gay marriage corporate executives from Maine to Washington State buy the election by massively outspending us in every state, sometimes by a factor of 10-1.

3. It will be lost if ex-priests and renegade priests in Washington State and Minnesota drown out the courageous voices of Archbishop Nienstedt of Minneapolis/St. Paul and Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle.

4. It will be lost if we stand by and watch as the media demonizes pro-marriage bishops and liberal politicians announce they will “investigate” them for their pro-marriage speech.

5. It will be lost if we allow Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups and donors to collude with LGBT activists to provide on the ground resources for passing gay marriage.

Now for the five ways the marriage fight can –and will– be won:

1. It will be won if we fight to elect a strongly pro-marriage President as Mitt Romney has promised to be and has been in his past political career, especially in swing states that have recently voted to protect marriage by overwhelming margins.

2. It will be won if we fight back and donate whatever we can to protect marriage. Your gift to marriage can currently be tripled if you donate here: (almost $100K raised so far!). You can also donate to the four state campaigns directly here and make a public gift in defense of marriage and free speech here.

3. It will be won if we do everything in our power to combat the misinformation spread by our opponents and dissenting catholics about what the Church truly teaches about marriage and family. All four state campaign websites to protect marriage (ME, MD, WA and MN) have clergy and parish resources available. Blog, tweet, email and share on Facebook the Catholic view of marriage!

4. It will be won if we write letters to the editor and call out anti-Catholic politicians who are attempting to marginalize and ostracize courageous pro-marriage voices. Do your friends, family and co-workers know where you stand on marriage? If not why hide the truth? It needs to be told and told now, boldly! Are we taking steps to let our bishops and priests know that we have their back when they defend marriage? The Knights of Columbus are (and God Bless them!).

5. It will be won if you are already active at a grassroots level on life issues and now expand that to act in defense of the family too. Pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood are already in lock step as a political force. Now is the critical time for the pro-life and pro-marriage forces to unite and serve the common cause of defending all members of the human family through building up a strong marriage and family culture. The election is in one month, which means we have four short weeks to do a great deal of good.

If you live in Maryland, Maine, Washington State or Minnesota, this is your time to shine — visit the campaign websites to protect marriage here: ME, MD, WA and MN.

If you live outside these four states this is your time to lend aid and support from afar. Call your friends and relatives in these states and remind them to vote (or register to vote or request an absentee).

And pray, pray hard for our dear country and for these critical fights.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Elizabeth Warren is an Indian because she "identifies" as an Indian.

Professor William Jacobsen at Legal Insurrection has been closely examining the claim made by Massachusetts senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren that she is a Native American.

His latest post on the subject is "Saturday Night Card Game (Elizabeth Warren is Native American "in the age of Obama"). The professors links to two leftist commentators who make the argument that Warren is in fact Native American because she feels she is Native American.

We summarize their "arguments" (read them for yourself): Elizabeth Warren is an Indian because she "identifies" as an Indian.

Well, why not? That is the test for "transgendered" persons. If someone "identifies" as a woman, he is a woman--biology, common sense, and reality be damned.

Justice Anthony Kennedy codified this insanity--the word is accurate--in Casey v. Planned Parenthood:

"At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life..."

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

Why the Left is Throwing Obama "Under the Bus"

Following the President's pathetic debate performance against Governer Mitt Romney those on the left are outdoing themselves in "throwing him under the bus." See Andrew Sullivan, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews.

Why? Because it is obvious that his policies have brought the country to the brink of disaster. But they like those policies, they agree with those policies. So the problem cannot be seen to be the policies, it has to be Obama. Just as the problem with Communism was not Communism, it was Stalin. This is the same Obama who, just about two minutes ago (historically speaking), the same people were depicting as the greatest president since George Washington.

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17 Martyrs per Hour!

The National Catholic Reporter in a recent article, by John L Allen Jr. has this revealing citation:

"Most people, most of the time, are fundamentally decent. Hence if they knew that there's a minority facing an epidemic of persecution -- a staggering total of 150,000 martyrs every year, meaning 17 deaths every hour -- there would almost certainly be a groundswell of moral and political outrage.

There is such a minority in the world today, and it's Christianity. The fact that there isn't yet a broad-based movement to fight anti-Christian persecution suggests something is missing in public understanding.

In part, of course, the problem is that unquestionable acts of persecution, such as murder and imprisonment, are sometimes confused with a perceived cultural and legal "war on religion" in the West, a less clear-cut proposition. In part, too, it's because of the antique prejudice that holds that Christianity is always the oppressor, never the oppressed."

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Salvatore Cordileone Installed as Ninth Archbishop of San Francisco

“Francis, Rebuild My House”
Salvatore Cordileone Installed as Ninth Archbishop of San Francisco

On October 4, 2012, accompanied by 40 bishops, His Excellency Salvatore Cordileone was installed as the ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The ceremony began with a stately procession around the cathedral. After the bishops reached the sanctuary, the Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, began the installation. He called for the reading of the letter from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, which officially installed Cordileone as Archbishop. The letter was read by Monsignor C. Michael Padazinski, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The Mass then began.

When the time for the homily was reached, Archbishop Cordileone began with the words “Francis, rebuild my house,” and recounted the challenges the church had faced at the time of St. Francis. He noted that the command was to “rebuild,” not to build something new, and that the foundation of the Church are always sound. Francis “…didn't make a new church, he repaired the old one. He built upon it.” He noted that Francis’ answer to the trouble of his time was holiness. The Archbishop stressed that the rebuilding of the house of God always begins with each member of the Church rebuilding him or her self—turning back to God. He spoke from his own experience, including his recent arrest for driving under the influence: "God has always had a way of putting me in my place," he said. "With the last episode in my life, God has outdone Himself." His Excellency urged a renewal of devotion: Eucharistic adoration, frequent confession, and especially daily prayer of the rosary.

The Mass ended the recessional hymn “Lift High the Cross” roared out by the faithful. Some of the congregation rushed up the aisles to be close to the new Archbishop as he followed his brother bishops back to the sacristy.

Photo Credit: Steve Rhodes
Protestors had planned to disrupt the event, but their efforts were barely noticeable. They were few, and vastly outnumbered by young people from the Archdiocese, who did not have tickets to the installation. They showed up anyway on Geary Street, in front of the cathedral plaza with signs, guitars, and rosaries, expressing support for the new archbishop (left). The Associated Press reported: “As Cordileone spoke during Thursday's mass, about three dozen gay rights advocates gathered outside St. Mary's Cathedral to protest his induction opposite a much larger group singing hymns of welcome for the new archbishop.”

Whatever noise the tiny number of protestors attempted to create was checkmated by a simple but effective maneuver executed by the Archdiocese of San Francisco: they hired a mariachi band, and stationed them in the plaza fronting the cathedral. If the protestors tried to chant (barely audible from the second- to-last row in the cathedral) the mariachis would start to play. But the protestors were so tiny in number—that the clever move was unnecessary.

The protest was such a flop that its page on “Indybay,” a San Francisco website that promotes leftwing causes, has not received a single comment as of this writing.

Marc Andrus, the Episcopal Bishop of California who had written a strange “welcoming” letter to the new Archbishop, as reported in California Catholic Daily on October 4 (an article to which we contributed), did not attend the Mass. According to Pacific Church News, the website of the California Episcopal Diocese, Andrus was denied a seat at the installation: 

“The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California and an invited guest for the installation of Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone, was not allowed to be seated. He was escorted to a basement room at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and detained by an usher until the time the service began, whereupon Bishop Andrus left the cathedral. More information will be forthcoming as it is available.”

Reporting on the incident, the Associated Press said:

 “San Francisco Archdiocese spokesman George Wesolek chalked it up to a misunderstanding. Andrus had arrived late and missed the procession of interfaith clergy who were to be seated up front. Church staff were looking for an opportunity to bring the bishop in without disrupting the service, according to Wesolek. When they went to retrieve him, he had already left.

‘We had no intention of excluding him at all,’ Wesolek said. ‘If he felt like because of the wait that was insulting to him, we certainly will apologize.’"

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Forget Mother and Father

France is set to ban the words "mother" and "father" from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage.

The move, which has outraged Catholics, means only the word "parents" would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples.
The draft law states that "marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender".

It says all references to "mothers and fathers" in the civil code – which enshrines French law – will be swapped for simply "parents".
The law would also give equal adoption rights to homosexual and heterosexual couples.

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told France's Catholic newspaper La Croix: "Who is to say that a heterosexual couple will bring a child up better than a homosexual couple, that they will guarantee the best conditions for the child's development?"
The Telegraph

NY Times Interviews Homosexual "Experts" on Cordileone Appointment

The appointment of Salvatore Cordileone as ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco continues to send shock waves far and wide. On Saturday, September 29, the New York Times ran a story called San Francisco’s New Archbishop Worries Gay Catholics by Norimitsu Onishi. The story began:

“At Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro, this city’s largest gay district, about 20 of the faithful gathered for 8 a.m. Mass recently, clustering in the middle pews. Led by a visiting priest from nearby Oakland, the parishioners joined in celebrating the 30th anniversary of a gay couple….But the appointment of a new leader of the archdiocese here — Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, 56, a rising conservative who led the fight against same-sex marriage in California — has many gay and lesbian Roman Catholics worried about the fate of these sanctuaries.”

The author then went to a few “experts,” for reactions to the Cordileone appointment. Three of the four, all from San Francisco, were homosexual activist. The fourth was Brian Brown, from the National Organization for Marriage. While Brown is a fine man, just why he was selected is a mystery. Two of the others are familiar names. While their field of expertise may be murky, their opposition to the teaching of the Church on homosexuality is crystal clear.

They included Donal Godfrey, SJ, the former Executive Director of Campus Ministry at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco and the Reverend Vincent Pizzuto, who is a Professor of Religious Studies at USF. Both men have admitted their homosexuality. The presence of the two in the article underscores the close ties between MHR and USF.

Godfrey’s current status is as an Associate Director of University Ministry at USF. He had been Executive Director, but that ended right about the time California Catholic Daily revealed that a long-time friend of Godfrey’s, Patrick Mulcahey, whom he had interviewed extensively for his book “Gays and Grays: The Story of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church,” had been teaching workshops in the “Master/slave” lifestyle and actually kept another man as a “slave.” On the very first page of Gays and Grays, Godfrey acknowledged: "Three others gave special support. They are Patrick Mulcahey, Dr. Patti Jung, and Robert Garrett . Patrick Mulcahey is a friend, three time Emmy-winning writer, and parishioner at Most Holy Redeemer." In fact, Mulcahey had served as vice-president of the church’s pastoral council, and as a Eucharistic Minister.

The section of the Times article wherein Godfrey was interviewed attempted to create a wedge between previous bishops and Cordileone on the issue of homosexuality:

 “The bishop’s record on marriage stands in contrast, experts said, to those of predecessors who have tried to accommodate gay residents of San Francisco.”

  Two paragraphs later Mr. Onishi quoted his “expert” Fr. Godfrey: “None of them (meaning Quinn, Levada, Niederauer) would have challenged the actual teaching of the church. But at the same time, each of them had a different relationship with the parish and the gay community.”

That is selective memory, and ignores the powerful role played by Archbishop George Niederauer in support of Proposition 8. In fact, Niederauer’s support for marriage so incensed another MHR parish council member, Matt Dorsey, that he prevailed on the organizers of San Francisco’s “Gay Pride Parade” to bestow the satirical 2009 “Pink Brick” award to the Archbishop.

“’It’s very difficult to know why a particular appointment is made of a certain bishop to a certain diocese by the Vatican,’ said Vincent Pizzuto, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit school. ‘But in this instance, it’s very difficult not to see this as a signaling of an attempt to rein in the diocese, particularly on hot-button issues like homosexuality and same-gender marriage.’”

The identification of Pizzuto as a “professor” by the Times author is true as far as it goes. It ignores the significance of Pizzuto’s status as a priest of the Celtic Christian Church. That church, in which Pizzuto was ordained in 2006, was formed in opposition to the Catholic Church. Simply put, Pizzuto left the Catholic Church because he thought the Celtic Christian Church was better. Despite that, USF, a Catholic university, employs Pizzuto as both the Director of the Catholic Studies and Social Thought Minor and the Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. On December 12, 2001 Pizzuto was a guest on a KALW radio show called “Far from Rome: On Being Gay and Catholic in the Bay Area.” He said “the Bible, as we understand it really does not address current issues…what we need to change is not so much the scriptures, which of course we cannot change, but the interpretation that has been given to them. And that’s going to take a lot of theologically and biblically interpretive work to move us forward.” If Pizzuto is right in contending that the appointment of Cordileone signals “an attempt to rein in the diocese,”  then removing an anti-Catholic Chairman of the Theology Department from a Catholic University is a good place to start.

A third “expert” quoted was Paul Riofski, whom the article describes a co-founder of DignitySF, a group founded to oppose Church teaching on homosexuality. Mr. Riofski was quoted

“We’re concerned because currently there are fairly healthy environments available for people to integrate their identity and their faith, including many welcoming parishes and other church organizations.”

The Times neglected to mention that Riofski is also listed as serving on the liturgy committee at another of the city’s rogue parishes, St. John of God. St. John of God is such a “healthy environment” that the parish marched in the 2011 “gay pride parade.” And, as California Catholic Daily reported, on June 23, 2012 Riofski’s then-fellow member of the SJOG liturgy committee, Maria Eitz, was ordained a deacon of the Roman Catholic Woman Priests. By that action she automatically excommunicated herself from the Roman Catholic Church.

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