Pro-death camp’s “Conceived In Rape Tour” has a fatal flaw

As I have written about before, I was born to teenage parents in 1972, before Roe v. Wade. I don’t know what would have happened had abortion been legal in Ohio then, but the timeline is such that I’ve always counted my lucky stars to have been given a chance to be born.

Before I go further, I will allow that, as a rape survivor (yes, I must have won some lottery for interesting life experiences), the “Conceived in Rape” tour you write about creeps me out to some degree. At the same time, these people have lived their lives having to deal with the knowledge of their conception, and the knowledge that half their genetic material comes from a monster, so it seems unfair to pick on them.

But the “what if my mom had an abortion” applies to more people than those whose mothers were raped.  It applies to people born in the mixed up days before Roe v. Wade when abortion was legal in some places and not others. It applies to everyone who’s ever been adopted.  Of course, it really applies to EVERYONE, but some of us have more cause to dwell on it than others.

And I think the reason that we freak out the pro-choice movement so much is not that we’re woman-hating sex phobes. It’s that we fly in the face of the narrative about how awful life is for unwanted children. We give lie to the claim that a fetus is just a clump of tissue. We offer painfully real evidence of what happens if you don’t have an abortion. It’s very easy to say “but what about all the times that you have sex and don’t get pregnant?” Duh.  But once something has been done, it can’t simply be undone.  An aborted fetus had a heartbeat, and a brain, and, depending on the gestational age, tiny arms and legs and maybe even fingers and toes. It was human.

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5,065 Bishops in the world today (and other Catholic statistics)

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – As every year, on the occasion of World Mission Sunday, October 23 this year, Fides News Service offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of the missionary Church all over the world. The tables are taken from the lastest edition of the “Church’s Book of Statistics” published (updated to December 31, 2009) regarding members of the Church, church structures in the field of pastoral care, healthcare, welfare and education. Please note that variations, increase or decrease, emerging from our own comparison with last year’s figures, are marked increase (+) or decrease (-).

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Popular Jewish Misconception: Vatican II affirmed the validity of God’s ongoing covenant with the Jewish people. (Nope!)

From a recent Jewish News Service (JTA) op-ed piece:

While in New York, Cardinal Koch will meet with, among others, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, or IJCIC. This coalition of Jewish organizations, recognized by the Vatican as the official consultative Jewish body for the advancement of Catholic-Jewish relations, was created in the aftermath of Nostra Aetate.

That document of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II, 1962-1965) changed the course of Catholic-Jewish history with its revolutionary statements rejecting the deicide charge against the Jews, decrying anti-Semitism and affirming the validity of God’s ongoing covenant with the Jewish people. In the post-Shoah era, the Church had begun to come to terms with its role in facilitating anti-Jewish animus that created a climate receptive to the horrors of the Holocaust.

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Jesus saith to them: Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; and it is wonderful in our eyes. Therefore I say to you that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.
(Matthew 21:42-45)

Wherefore it is said in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious. And he that shall believe in him shall not be confounded. To you therefore that believe, he is honour: but to them that believe not, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner: And a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set. But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Who in times past were not a people: but are now the people of God. Who had not obtained mercy: but now have obtained mercy.
(1 Peter 2:6-10)

Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before thy feet. And they shall know that I have loved thee.
(Revelation 3:9)

Council of Trent, Canon 1: “If anyone shall say that man can be justified before God by his own works which are done through his own natural powers, or through the teaching of the Law…let him be anathema.”

Council of Florence, DS 695: “There are seven sacraments of the new Law: namely, baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, extreme unction, orders, and matrimony, which differ a great deal from the sacraments of the Old Law. For those of the Old Law did not effect grace, but only pronounced that it should be given through the passion of Christ; these sacraments of ours contain grace, and confer it upon those who receive them worthily.”

Council of Florence, DS 712: “It firmly believes, professes, and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of the Mosiac law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify something in the future, although they were suited to the divine worship at that time, after our Lord’s coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever, even after the passion, placed hope in these matters of the law and submitted himself to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save without them, sinned mortally.”

“All, therefore, who after that time observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors. Therefore, it commands all who glory in the name of Christian, at whatever time, before or after baptism’ to cease entirely from circumcision, since, whether or not one places hope in it, it cannot be observed at all without the loss of eternal salvation.”

Pope Benedict XIV, Ex Quo Primum, #59: “However they are not attempting to observe the precepts of the old Law, which as everyone knows have been revoked by the coming of Christ.”

Pope Benedict XIV, Ex Quo Primum, #61: “The first consideration is that the ceremonies of the Mosaic law were abrogated by the coming of Christ and they can no longer be observed without sin after the promulgation of the Gospel.”

Pius VI, DS 1519-1520 (condemned the following): “Likewise, the doctrine which adds that under the Law man ‘became a prevaricator, since he was powerless to observe it, not indeed by the fault of the Law, which was most sacred, but by the guilt of man, who, under the Law, without grace, became more and more a prevaricator’; and it further adds, ‘that the Law, if it did not heal the heart of man, brought it about that he would recognize his evil, and, being convinced of his weakness, would desire the grace of a mediator’; in this part it generally intimates that man became a prevaricator through the nonobservance of the Law which he was powerless to observe, as if ‘He who is just could command something impossible, or He who is pious would be likely to condemn man for that which he could not avoid’ (from St. Caesarius Serm. 73, in append., St. Augustine, Serm. 273, edit. Maurin; from St. August., De nat, et “rat., e. 43; De “rat. et lib. arb., e. 16, Enarr. in psalm. 56, n. I),– false scandalous, impious, condemned in Baius (see n. 1504).

1520 20. “In that part in which it is to be understood that man, while under the Law and without grace, could conceive a desire for the grace of a Mediator related to the salvation promised through Christ, as if ‘grace itself does not effect that He be invoked by us’ (from Conc. Araus. II, can. 3 [v.n. 176]),– the proposition as it stands, deceitful, suspect, favorable to the Semipelagian heresy.

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Vatican wisdom for our times: Render to God the things that are God’s … and let the United Nations have the rest.

by Doug Lawrence

The wacky “news” stories from the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, that we’ve been forced to endure for lo’ these many years are bad enough, but now we also have to deal with the “white paper” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the economy.

All this proves is that the communists and socialists still control large parts of the Vatican bureaucracy. And that’s nothing new.

One has to wonder if the pope decided to sleep-in today, or what? I’m betting that even the Muslims are laughing at this fiasco. A real embarrassment!

God bless good Pope Benedict. He’s going to need it!

The Vatican’s 7 Steps to a better world economy

by Doug Lawrence

A critical analysis of the personal political sentiments of the people who actually produced the Vatican’s recent “white paper” reveals these seven essential steps for reforming and reviving the world’s economy:

1) Establish a central bank, under the United Nations, which will control the money supply of the entire world.

2) Draft Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Barack Obama (or all three) to head it up.

3) Provide every person on the planet with free food, free health care, plus a generous, annual cash stipend.

Pay for all this by:

4) Instituting a worldwide carbon tax.

5) Instituting a worldwide fuel and transportation tax.

6) Instituting a worldwide personal and corporate income tax that would apply to every business and wage earner on earth (religious organizations excepted.)

7) If all of the above fails … PRAY!

Editor’s note: No such 7 step Vatican plan exists … at least, in writing. But you never know! Perhaps we’ll see some of the details explained in the pope’s next book.

Vatican document on the economy released today. (Who cares?)

The big news today is the release of a document by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace with the title, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority”.

Editor’s note: Excuse me if I can’t get excited about this. Its just that the Catholic Church is only organization in the world that’s actually more liberal than the Obama administration, with no experience whatsoever in managing a modern economy, to boot!

Perhaps when the Vatican starts sending me a check, instead of asking for money all the time, things might be different. How about a “Catholic Dividend” for all the faithful, instead of “Peter’s Pence”?

Now that’s something on which we might build a “New Evangelization”!

Michael Voris of Real Catholic TV to speak in the Chicago area on January 14th

COMING SOON

to Pheasant Run Resort

4051 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois

Mr. Michael Voris

of

RealCatholicTV.com

Dinner and talk

January 14, 2012

Cash Bar at 6:00 PM
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
Talk at 8:00 PM

Call Nancy for tickets and details:

630.584.5389

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What Do People Say After Watching an Abortion?


At HeresTheBlood.com, we host a video of an actual abortion with the vast majority of images and video coming from the 1st trimester. The video content is graphic so take that warning into consideration before viewing. We accept responses below the video at HeresTheBlood.com and here are the ten most recent:

  1. The Truth of abortion is the means to its end, it is so horrific that only by suppression of the truth has it been able to stand so long. Over 53 million killed in the US alone and twice that many  lives of parents devastated by its curse on their relationships, conscience, well being, dreams and future. It is time for us to Believe God and as one Church let His Light Shine upon this Darkness which can not stand in the Light of Christ. Who declares preborna are Children not Choices.God is calling All Believers  to end the slaughter and lift our Vote, Voice & Life  for Preborn Life.
  2. Horrific and true. i want to post this but i don’t think my circle of friends could handle it, i will download to have it handy when I meet someone who denies the reality of abortion as murder.
  3. HARD-HITTING — NEEDS TO BE VIRAL
  4. Thank you for this video. May God bless you and give you courage to do even more to save babies.
  5. How could any one do this to a helpless child. I can’t stop crying……
  6. I wanna know why the F YouTube has been dilligently censoring this video. I dont care if I gotta open up 100 accounts! This TRUTH will NOT be silenced!
  7. This is soooo heartbreaking but it needs to be seen. Hopefully someone considering abortion will see this and have their hearts and minds changed!!! Thank you for this!!!
  8. This is such a powerful message!
  9. Pro-choice and proud.
  10. So powerful. It hits me harder every time I see images like this, as the reality of what abortion is slowly chips away at the numbness that I’ve built up towards it. Abortion ends a human life. We cannot tolerate it. End of story.

Catholics persecuting Catholics … in Missouri!

For those who went on the Starkenburg Pilgrimage, you knew it was a day of obstruction by Jefferson City diocese, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Starkenburg Shrine had chains with locks to keep us out, beefy, aggressive female guards at 8:00am in the morning, you know, the usual makings of a sedate, conflict-avoidant group of traditional Catholics.

After a variety of obfuscations, nonetheless,  after 12 miles of penance after being told that we could not have Mass at the Shrine for the first time in 13 years, we did have Mass.  The boys from St. Mary’s, the Knights of Immaculata, led by Fr. Borbeau, after praying outside the gate, went past the macho but female-gendered, well-prepared guards who were not going to let a few hundred traditional catholics desecrate the  Starkenburg Shrine, dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, by, gasp-  having a Latin Mass by 600 faithful who have just walked 12 miles and 5 hrs praying and doing penance.

A full afternoon of civil disobediance resulted in young men walking past the uber-scary guards, followed shortly thereafter, by the civilized boys of LaSallette.  Oh, so much more could be said,  the bottom line is that Mass was said, despite every effort before hand and during to prevent it.  The sherrif, a county trooper, and a police SUV, there may have been more, were not enought to prevent what had been done for the previous 13 years.

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Looking for love in all the wrong places: “Hey Pope, where is Christ?”

October 23, 2011. (Romereports.com) It was during the ceremony of canonization of three new saints, Italians Guido Maria Conforti and Luigi Guanella, and the Spanish nun Sister Bonifacia Rodriguez. He was heard saying “Hey Pope, where is Christ?”.

His name is Iulian Jugarean, and he burnt a Bible. Pope’s personal bodiguard and bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, from the Vatican governatorate, tryed to conviced him to stop and arrested him.

Pope Benedict XVI continued the angelus and he probably was unaware of what was happening in the colonnade.

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Inspiring, modern saint story: “Not only do I get a miracle and get to be saved, now I get to meet the pope.”

Glisson was expected to die or be severely disabled due to brain injuries suffered March 15, 2002, in a roller-blading accident on Baltimore Pike in Springfield.

“I didn’t expect him to survive,” said Dr. Richard Buonocore of Newtown Square, the neurosurgeon who, with a trauma team at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, operated on the 21-year-old twice within 12 hours of his accident.

While his parents, Donna and William Glisson Sr., kept a bedside vigil in Crozer’s intensive care unit where he was on a respirator, a family friend, Noreen Yoder of Thornbury, took his cause to a higher power. Now director of the Widener University Child Development Center in Chester, Yoder was a former staff member at Don Guanella, so she informed the community there about the comatose young man’s need for a miracle.

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“Catholicism” – Episode 2: Unsatisfying. Generally pointless. Sometimes misleading.

by Doug Lawrence

Watching the second installment of Father Robert Barron’s “Catholicism”, currently airing on local PBS stations, I couldn’t help asking myself, “Is there a point to this?”

Expecting to pick up a tip or two about the Catholic faith, all I seemed to be getting was a rather protracted explanation of all the things we DON’T and CAN’T know about God.

If we Catholics know so little about God, then what is the basis of what the Church has been teaching for the last 2000 years? Father Barron offered little or nothing to us, in that regard.

Then, question number six of the old Baltimore Catechism, came to mind:

6. Q. Why did God make you?

A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next.

“To know” Him, because we must know of a thing before we can love it. A poor savage in Africa never longs to be at a game or contest going on in America, because he does not know it and therefore cannot love it. We see a person and know him; if he pleases us we love him, and if we love him we will try to serve him; we will not be satisfied with doing merely what he asks of us, but will do whatever we think might give him pleasure. So it is in regard to God. We must first know Him-learn who He is from our catechisms and books of instruction, but especially from the teaching of God’s ministers, the Holy Father, bishops and priests. When we know Him, we shall love Him. If we knew Him perfectly, we should love Him perfectly; so the better we know Him the more we shall love Him. And as it is our chief duty to love Him and serve Him upon earth, it becomes our strict duty to learn here whatever we can of His nature, attributes, and holy laws. The saints and angels in Heaven know God so well that they must love Him, and cannot therefore offend Him.

You have all seen some person in the world, or maybe several persons, whom you have greatly admired; still you did not love them perfectly; there was always some little thing about them in looks, manners, or disposition that could be rendered more pleasing; some defect or want you would like to see supplied; some fault or imperfection you would like to see corrected. Now suppose you had the power to take all the good qualities you found in the persons you loved and unite them in one person, in whom there would be nothing displeasing, but everything perfect and beautiful. Do you not think you would love such a person very much indeed?

Moreover, suppose you knew that person loved you intensely, would it not be your greatest delight to be ever with such a friend? Well, then, all the lovable qualities and beauties you see in created beings come from God and are bestowed by Him; yet all the good qualities on earth and those of the angels and saints in Heaven, and even of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph, if united in one person would be nothing compared to the goodness and beauty of God. How good and how lovable, therefore, must He be! And what shall we say when we think that He loves us with a greater love than we could ever love Him, even with our most earnest efforts? Try then first to know God and you will surely love and serve Him. Do not be satisfied with the little you learn of Him in the Catechism, but afterward read good books, and above all hear sermons and instructions.

“In this world:” Because unless we do what is pleasing to Him in this world we cannot be with Him in the next. Our condition in the next world depends entirely upon our conduct in this. Thus we have discovered the answer to the great question, What is the end of man; for what was he made?

From this, it’s clear that God revealed enough about himself to enable us to know him and love him. So why all the nonsense?

In my last post I called Father Barron a modernist, because it seemed as though he didn’t seem to believe in Satan, the devil … or at least, he failed to acknowledge Satan’s particular role in the fall of man and our subsequent redemption in Jesus Christ.

Now I’m beginning to see the inherent weakness in all of the various catechetical schemas that have been foisted on unsuspecting Catholics since the beginning of the post-Vatican II deconstruction of the Church:

Many of our current priests and bishops have little or no regard for Tradition, Divine Revelation, the Sacred Deposit of Faith, the infallibility and divine inspiration of Sacred Scripture, and/or the continuing role of the Holy Spirit in guiding the Church.

Instead, we have church leaders, theologians, intellectuals and other alleged scholars attempting to use human logic alone to makes sense out of things which can only be understood in the light of faith, according to the grace of God.

Somebody should have told Father Barron that we Catholics know something about God from reading the Bible … particularly, the Gospels … from the teachings of the Apostles (who knew Jesus Christ personally) from their successors (who learned first hand, what the Apostles knew about Jesus Christ) … from the writings of the saints … from our own personal encounters with God, in and through our reception of the Sacraments .. and from the Holy Spirit himself, who, indwelling the souls of the faithful … intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.” (Romans 8:26-27)

The Baltimore Catechism seems to indicate that this should be quite enough for us … at least for now. The rest can wait until the Kingdom comes!

It would have been much nicer to have dealt with these “positives” rather than spending half an hour discussing only what we don’t know.

The only redeeming part of the entire episode was the short discussion segment, near the end, when the producer asked a few questions that finally managed to elicit some fairly concrete answers from our good theologian/priest.

Here’s hoping that the next episode, on the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be much more edifying.

Government against the People

If there is a single feature distinguishing the left from the rest of civil society, it is the willingness to use force.   While claiming to be for the people, the statists consistently use force against others.  The use of force and disrespect for the property of others by the Wisconsin union mobs and the occupy-wall-street crowd are in sharp contrast with respectful and peaceful Tea Party demonstrations.  Indeed, civil society proponents like the Tea Party oppose the use of force — for example, when they advocate for reducing the size and intrusiveness of government or for repealing Obamacare.

The goals of the left can be implemented only by using force.  The centerpiece of leftist politics, redistribution of wealth, requires taking by force from those who have.  Proponents of higher taxes for “the wealthy” never advocate voluntary contributions; instead, they go for the full power of the federal government, including the threat of jail.  Government control of health care (Obamacare) forces everyone to purchase insurance, forces the states to comply, forces employers to offer coverage, and dictates what kind of policies insurance companies can offer.

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Hitler called them Jews. Pro-abortion folks call them “unplanned pregnancies.”

The more I learn about World War II, Hitler, eugenics and extermination of people groups, the more stunned I am at the double talk which emits from the mouths of those who would dub themselves pro-choice but who would, with another breath, condemn Hitler.

The fact is, supporting the alleged right to an abortion is tantamount to making a pact with Hitler to destroy people deemed less valuable. Hitler called them Jews. Pro-abortion folks call them “unplanned pregnancies.” There exists no difference in the outcome. Semantics never change reality.

Sounds harsh? Abortion is harsh, but it’s also agreement with an enemy. And not just Hitler.

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Weird Planned Parenthood Cop-On-Cop Assault (text and video)

A peaceful protest of a Planned Parenthood event in Columbus, Ohio, erupted in violence when an off-duty city police officer hired by the abortion group attacked a colleague who arrived on the scene at the request of pro-lifers, forcing civilians to call 9-1-1 for help.

The pro-life group Created Equal had sent 15 to 20 people to peacefully picket on the sidewalk in front of the Shadowbox Theater in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 19.

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Bitter memories of a long-past abortion

My own story – more accurately a story involving two people, but told from my own perspective – begins in an evening in early September 1967, when my girlfriend of a few months meets me off a train at Glasgow Central. She has something she needs to tell me. We cross the street to a pub, the Corn Exchange, where over half-pints of beer I learn that she’s pregnant. How do I react to the news? Am I comforting, cold, or just scared and confused? I have no idea, but a few days later I or we decide that we should be married. We write letters to our parents – hers live in Northern Ireland and mine in Fife. My letter is written in the Mitchell library – all these years later I can still see the desk and the notepaper – but what it says I have again no idea (though I imagine its tone to be chipper, which was my 22-year-old style).

Somehow this plan changes, perhaps because my girlfriend senses that I’m not too keen. Perhaps she isn’t either. A friend of hers who’s had an abortion comes round to the flat with her husband and tells us about the possibilities. Aside from the towels and hot water, we’ll need to have a “good [coal] fire going” so as to dispose of the remains.

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The terms “Vatican state” and “Holy See” are often used interchangeably, but they are very different things.

According to international law and diplomatic custom, it is the Holy See and not the Vatican city-state that is the recognized “legal personality” of the worldwide pastoral ministry of the bishop of Rome as head of the Catholic Church. Therefore, the Holy See existed for centuries as a diplomatic entity before the creation of the Vatican city-state in 1929.

And it is the Holy See, not the Vatican city-state, which exchanges diplomatic representations with 179 countries and is also represented at many intergovernmental bodies, including the European Union and the United Nations.

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El Paso parishioners actively resist diocese’s heretical teaching programs

The faithful Catholic crowd has been dismayed by what they say has been allowed to be taught here at Tepeyac in the El Paso diocese .. all in the name of the Church.

They say the emphasis is all on so-called social justice issues and that man is the center of what is taught and not God.

In El Paso .. anyone who wants to teach the Faith in a parish RCIA setting or youth class or Adult education or practically any other semi official teaching position has to get certification through the Tepeyac Institute. Problem is .. according to those who have actually sat through the classes .. what gets taught here actually goes against the Faith.

As a result .. these Catholics who say they are simply unable to trust any kind of “official” teaching given to them by leaders who subscribe to a type of liberation theology .. have resorted to learning for themselves.

Each week .. upwards of 50 people gather for classes in each others homes and review the official teachings of the Church in various documents like encyclicals and Cathechisms. The night we were in town .. they were getting started on a section about the sacraments .. referring first to the Catechism of the Council of Trent .. so as to better understand the most recent Catechism published under Blessed John Paul II.

Using a term and approach made popular by Pope Benedict .. they say they want to learn the faith maintaining a Hermeneutic of Continuity .. meaning viewing all the most recent teachings and documents in complete accord with all that went before for 2000 years .. keeping a CONTINUITY.

Studying the earlier documents allows them to see the mind of the Church and THEN view the more recent documents from the perspective of that continuity. This avoids any of the erroneous distortions and misinterpretations that have plagued decades of Catholics seeking the authentic understanding of what the Church actually teaches.

What they are doing is becoming a type of final effort on the part of large numbers of Catholics all around the United States as well as other parts of the western world. They are throwing in the towel on the Modernists they say run the show at so many many dioceses and going straight to the sources that are so NOW readily available.

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Editor’s note: I’ve experienced this type of heretical nonsense myself, in the Midwest. Modernist “teachers” … often educated at liberal, “one size fits all” ecumenical seminaries or universities, graduate with impressive degrees, yet know little or nothing about the authentic Catholic faith.

Dioceses quickly (and negligently) hire these people, pay them a lot of money, and put them in charge of RCIA and religious education program direction, where they promptly “poison the well” by turning unsuspecting lay catechists and volunteers into dispensers of modernist heresy.

In almost every case, the fault for this lies with the bishop, who is either incompetent, too busy to worry about it, or is actually complicit in willfully and wantonly defrauding the faithful of their Catholic heritage.

This is the “Mother of All Scandals” that leads to all the others, and it should be promptly rooted out by informed, faithful Catholics, always and everywhere. That appears to be precisely what the El Paso faithful are now doing, for themselves.

God bless them, and God bless Michael Voris for bringing this matter to the attention of the world!

“For all the law is fulfilled in one word: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

I had my Rosary in my hand. Immediately a car drove into the parking lot and parked beside me. Inside were four Hispanic women, with a 1-year-old baby. While the Planned Parenthood employees were ascending the outdoor stairwell, they made very loud growling noises as if to keep me from speaking to the family in the car, but it didn’t distract the Hispanic women. I showed the three adult daughters and their mom my Rosary and 40 Days Flyer, and briefly told them: “I am here praying for everyone who comes to Planned Parenthood.”

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Jill Stanek writes: Bishop Zurek admits to being a bit behind in his (Priests for Life) paperwork.

To clarify, PFL submits all financial statements and audits to Father Pavone’s diocese and members of PFL’s board of directors as soon as they are completed.

Thus, Bishop Zurek was admitting that the Amarillo Diocese has had PFL’s up-to-date financial records in its possession from the time Father Pavone joined the diocese in 2005 – contrary to Bishop Zurek’s allusion in his September 9 letter to all U.S. bishops that Father Pavone had “rebuff[ed] my every attempt at calling for financial transparency.”

In addition, Bishop Zurek went on to say in that October 5 letter, “I shall submit these statements to my advisors for review. After I have been advised about these financial statements, I shall forward to you all their concerns and questions.”

In other words, Bishop Zurek was conceding that neither he nor his advisers have ever analyzed PFL’s financial statements, even though he wrote a scathing letter to all U.S. bishops on September 9 all but accusing Father Pavone of financial malfeasance and recommending that parishioners withhold donations to PFL.

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