Looking Back: The 2009 March For Life

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Photo by Barbara Curtis

Hi Doug,

The photo spread was awesome! My favorite is of the little girl in the pink hat on her mom’s shoulders holding the sign.

Looking for you was like looking for Waldo!  I didn’t find you…are you in any of the pics and I just didn’t see you?

How was it? I’m sure it was a great experience.  I was really looking forward to possibly taking some of the youth this year, but God had a different plan for me!!

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We had a very large sign and all four of us we were loosely “attached” to a big oak tree that was situated at the very start of the march, staying put until all of the other marchers had stepped off. Only then did we make our way over to the Supreme Court.
 
I think Barbara the “photo lady” was all through by then.
 
My friend David S. and his family crafted the sign. It was about 5 feet by 10 feet in size. Once assembled it tended to blow around, so it was a handful for three or four people. Great sign, though!
 
An interesting march. Very well attended, where a number of specific needs of the Pro-Life movement became painfully apparent, mainly due to the new and overtly hostile political climate towards life these days, in Washington.
 
I removed my “Ask Me About God” button and infiltrated the little pro-death demonstration team that Planned Parenthood sponsors near the end of the march, each year.
 
Making small talk and asking questions, it quickly became clear that these guys have no regard for anything except themselves.
 
They are really depraved. Purely political. Blood means nothing to them, nor does the wholesale death and destruction of innocents. No humanity at all. No regard for God, and nothing but scorn for the Church.
 
The “older” women (those over 30 or so) all had rather dark mustaches! These were the “handlers”. A mustache must be some sort of a “secret” badge of rank. 
 
The rest (all 20 of them) were young people … paid demonstrators from local colleges … and they knew little about what they were doing, or why.
 
They seemed to hate all things male (unless the “male” happened to be homosexual) and they just want to do what they want to do, without any interference from anyone.
 
All the more reason to repeal Roe vs.Wade, and to protect society from senseless death and destruction at the hands of these wanton killers.
 
The Cult of Obama will not survive the Pro-Life movement. These guys should surrender, before their decrepit position on this issue leads to their own destruction.
 
The Pharaoh of Exodus comes to mind, as do the Nazis, along with the Antichrist of the Book of Revelation.
 
If Obama turns out to be true to his word on abortion, I predict the current economic problems he’s facing will seem like “a walk in the park” before it’s all over.

Look for a dogmatic, “Ex Cathedra” statement from the Pope on abortion, in the near future. It’s certainly about time!

Click to View the 2009 March for Life Photos, and Barbara’s other galleries

 

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Catholic Michael Steele takes over leadership of Republican National Committee

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Catholic Michael Steele takes over leadership of RNC

.- The Republican National Committee has chosen Michael Steele, a devout Catholic who is well-known for his charisma and strong work ethic, as its new chairman.

Steele, who previously served as the lieutenant governor of Maryland, is the first black chairman of the Republican Party. He was selected after six rounds of voting with 91 votes out of a possible 168. Steele beat out Ken Blackwell, Ohio’s former secretary of state, and Saul Anuzis, Michigan GOP chairman, to win the chairmanship. 

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Michael Steele / Photo Credit: Rockville Central

Why would God need blood to atone for sins?

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Q: Why would God need blood to atone for sins?

A: Until mankind was freed from slavery to satan, sin, and death there could be no forgiveness of sins.

Satan and the forces of evil had no right to take the life of the sinless Jesus.

When they spilled Christ’s innocent blood, they instantly forfeited the dominion over the earth that satan had received when he swindled Adam, some 6000 years earlier.

Jesus was subsequently resurrected and appointed the new and sinless head of all mankind, and under this new leadership God was more than willing to make peace with sinful mankind.

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Please explain the idea of FREE-WILL

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Q: Please explain the idea of FREE-WILL.

I am a believer in God, but the concept of Free-will makes no sense—it is unexplainable?

A: This is an example of limited predestination, from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

“Jesus handed over according to the definite plan of God”

599 Jesus’ violent death was not the result of chance in an unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, but is part of the mystery of God’s plan, as St. Peter explains to the Jews of Jerusalem in his first sermon on Pentecost: “This Jesus [was] delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God.”393 This Biblical language does not mean that those who handed him over were merely passive players in a scenario written in advance by God.394

600 To God, all moments of time are present in their immediacy. When therefore he establishes his eternal plan of “predestination”, he includes in it each person’s free response to his grace: “In this city, in fact, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.”395 For the sake of accomplishing his plan of salvation, God permitted the acts that flowed from their blindness.396

Note the two different “threads” that operate in the above statement.

God does what only God can do, knowing all and seeing all, from eternity.

Man does whatever he chooses, but in the end, God’s will always prevails, because God is more than capable of taking into account all the feeble and ill considered actions of mankind.

Those who deny free-will are more in line with Calvin’s discredited theory of  “double predestination” which makes life meaningless, salvation unnecessary, judgment a joke, and the concept of a redeemer essentially superfluous.

POPE’S OUTREACH UNFAIRLY PORTRAYED

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January 30, 2009

Pope’s Outreach Unfairly Portrayed

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the controversy over the pope’s decision to reach out to the St. Pius X Society:

“Whenever the media distort a story, either willfully or out of ignorance, it generates skewed commentary. The latest example is what happened following the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI was seeking reconciliation with the St. Pius X Society. News reports quickly surfaced that the pope had welcomed back a Holocaust-denying bishop. Nonsense.

“Here are the facts. The pope didn’t reach out to any one member of this group—he lifted the excommunication that had been imposed in 1988 on the collectivity. Those bishops, including the one who entertains loopy and wholly discredited views on the Holocaust, are not fully reinstated in the Catholic Church, and may never be. What the pope did was the first step toward full communion. As the New York Times correctly said on January 28, this was ‘a step toward the men’s full restoration to the church, but their status has yet to be determined.’ (My emphasis.)

“So what will it take for these bishops to get reinstated? The pope said it best: ‘I hope my gesture is followed by the hoped-for commitment on their part to take the further steps necessary to realize full communion with the Church, thus witnessing true fidelity, and true recognition of the magisterium and the authority of the pope and of the Second Vatican Council.’ There is no way to read that other than to conclude that to be fully reinstated in the Catholic Church, all those who have passed the first test must now clear the big hurdle: either accept what the Catholic Church teaches or remain on the sidelines. And what the Church teaches, among other things, is the necessity of respecting our Jewish brethren.

“None of the media distortions of this issue excuses those in the Jewish community who have lashed out at the pope. They should know better. Is their commitment to good relations with Catholics so thin that it can wither because of something like this? We certainly hope not.”

Interesting related link regarding the SSPX and Judaism

Isn’t the believer’s response to grace by faith a “work”?

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Q: Isn’t the believer’s response to grace by faith a “work”?

A: Faith is a virtue that is the result of cooperating with God’s grace.

Faith is also a free-will response to grace.

Grace always precedes faith. Without grace, there can be no saving faith.

Infant baptism as routinely practiced in the Catholic Church is the only authentic demonstration of salvation with no personal works at all, since the infant can do nothing for himself and is wholly dependent on the grace of God and the faith of the Church for his salvation.

So much for all those who say Catholics “work” their way to Heaven!

Mother of 12 shares photo journal from National March for Life

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Click here for the whole article, and to see the photo journal