Love him or hate him, recently deceased priest’s message was never lukewarm.

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Powerfully contending with Satan, on the streets of Denver Colorado

DENVER, CO, April 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prayerbooks, rosaries, and pro-life pamphlets are a common sight outside Planned Parenthood’s massive facility in downtown Denver, but this year, local organizers of this spring’s Forty Days for Life campaign decided that one last piece was missing to bring the light of Christ to the country’s second largest abortion facility: the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

The idea to celebrate the Catholic Mass in front of Planned Parenthood came from Fr. Joseph Hearty, Assistant Pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in nearby Littleton, who felt that it was time to “pull out the big guns.” It was, he told LifeSiteNews, an inspiration from the Holy Spirit.

“If we can pray the rosary, why not offer the Mass, why not use the Mass and the Eucharist as a means of fighting this tragedy,” he said. “Why not use the most powerful means that we have?”

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Editor’s note: Bravo! The baby killers have no defense against this type of supernatural weaponry, since the light of Christ cannot be overcome. All other dioceses please take note!

St. Rita – a secret baseball fan?

The way Willie Bloomquist sees it, he’s living an impossible dream. Of all the players who try to make it to the major leagues, only a relative few actually get there.

Bloomquist is one of those few, but he doesn’t attribute this to his own skills.

The 34-year-old Port Orchard, Wash., native says he’s not as talented as some other players who never made it to the majors. Why, then, is he there?

In part because of the intercession of St. Rita of Cascia, he says. After hitting a low point in the minor leagues, he began to ask for her prayers, and he made it through the often slow grind.

After playing nine full seasons in the majors, Bloomquist has a renewed appreciation for his Catholicism, family and opportunities to help others. He spoke with Register correspondent Trent Beattie prior to the beginning of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ regular season opener in early April.

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International Theological Commission (ITC) sows confusion, dissent

They have had published two papers which are available on the ITC website. In these two theological papers they have written that the Catholic Church no more teaches exclusive salvation. Since there can be those saved in invincible ignorance (LG 16) etc. So there are known exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.

So when they made their Profession of Faith and took an Oath of Fidelity they recited the Nicene Constantinople Creed in which we pray ‘I believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sin’. However they really meant that not every one on earth needs the baptism of water for salvation. There could be known people saved in invincible ignorance etc. So in actuality there is not one baptism of water for the forgiveness of sin. There are known exceptions in the present times.

Their understanding of the Church is also different, even though in the Profession of Faith they said ‘ I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.’

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Archbishop Sartain is known as a “straight shooter”

Noting his extensive experience with religious communities in the four dioceses where he has served as a priest or bishop, the archbishop expressed his “personal appreciation for the role of religious women in the United States” and “all the extraordinary things that they’ve done.”

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Editor’s note: When he headed up the Illinois Diocese of Joliet, Archbishop Sartain was known as a capable, fair minded executive, a thoroughly Catholic spiritual leader, and a good priest (not necessarily in that order).

This recent “dust-up” with women religious in the United States reminds me of the arguments my dad and my teenage sister used to have about how much and what kind of makeup she was wearing.

As I remember, they never really managed to agree, but they were able to (eventually) come to a mutually acceptable arrangement.

These sisters act as one “face” of the Catholic Church (and Jesus Christ) to the American public. They have a sacred duty to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church, yet many of them have been failing miserably in that regard, for many, many years.

St. James rightly pointed out that faith without works is dead. The reverse is also true.

An allegedly Catholic sister who fails to uphold the authentic Catholic faith in her everyday work is giving scandalous false witness to her neighbor, while attempting to live the consecrated life in an undisciplined and seriously disordered way.

This particular initiative is long overdue!

It would be hilarious … if it wasn’t so serious

Thanks to American Catholic

Photo caption site: LMAObama.com

California pro abortion “Butcher Bill” still pending, in spite of protests

A bill that would allow non-physicians to perform abortions

SB 1338 would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform uterine aspiration abortions, a practice currently outlawed in California for non-physicians.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, says the measure is needed to increase the availability of abortion in areas of the state where the procedure is not readily available.

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Religious Liberty: “You Need Not Thank Anyone But God For It”

Hat tip to Mark Scott Abeln at Rome of the West for bringing the story which follows to our attention.  Although the U.S. Constitution enshrines free exercise of religion as the first freedom in the First Amendment, attempts by government to assert authority over who can and cannot carry out the ministry of the Church happened long before the recent unpleasantness of the HHS mandate.

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If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the (WHITE) house nor say to him: God speed you. For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicates with his wicked works.

by Doug Lawrence

So here we are, in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave … apparently looking at one of two choices for the upcoming Presidential election:

1) A radical Marxist, Muslo-Christian abomination of a man who has already proved himself to be one of history’s worst presidents … although he remains one of the most accomplished political tap-dancers, panderers, and shameless liars the world has ever known. (And I do mean “known” … in the biblical sense.)

 2) A hugely successful (in financial terms) Mormon business man who (unfortunately) chooses to follow a “strange christ” that cannot be the Jesus Christ who personally founded the Catholic Church, some 2000 years ago … since the Mormon “christ” is of a totally different origin and descent … and supports a sacred writ of very dubious origin … which is the antithesis of the true-God inspired, Holy Bible.

What is a good Christian supposed to do?
St. John has a few suggestions:

And this is charity: That we walk according to his commandments. For this is the commandment that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in the same: For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

Look to yourselves, that you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may receive a full reward. Whosoever revolts and continues not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that continues in the doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son.

If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the (WHITE) house nor say to him: God speed you. For he that saith unto him: God speed you, communicates with his wicked works. (2 John 1:6-11)

(For those unfamiliar with scripture, I inserted the above reference to the (WHITE) house … for effect … since it was clear to me that something had obviously been lost, in translation.)

The words of the late, great, General George Patton
also come to mind: 

Reporter: Sir, did you say if you found your army
between the Germans and the Russians (Obama and Romney?!)
you’d attack in both directions?
Patton:
No, I never said that.
I never said any such thing…
but I wish I had.

Note to Secret Service people: I realize you’re very busy, as of late. The above reference to comments by the late General George Patton is not intended to encourage a physical attack on anyone … whether mentioned here by name … or not. This is a purely political argument, meant to register dissatisfaction with the choices currently offered. Any “attack” will rightly be done in the political arena … in a totally non-violent manner … and at the ballot box, come November.

– No politicians were harmed –
– during the making of this article – 

“How can you join a church that tells you how to think?”

But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.

And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore that received his word were baptized: and there were added in that day about three thousand souls. And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers. (Acts 2:38-42)

Question: “How can you join a church that tells you how to think?”

Answer: “With extreme gratitude and humility,
while constantly praising and giving thanks to God!”

Read one author’s “take” on it

Editor’s note: This is like asking someone who wants to learn how to safely pilot airplanes, “Why would you go to a flight school that tells you how to fly?”

The short answer is of course, “Because my life (or in the case of the Catholic Church, my eternal salvation) depends upon it … dummy!”

A good article explaining the fine points of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

…in my experience, the Sacrament of Reconciliation ranks right up there with Marian Dogmas among the Church’s teachings that prompt the most questions from those inquiring about the Catholic Faith.

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Definitely in bad taste. President Obama: “Dog Eater,” the Music Video

Watch the short, music video

Some viewer comments:

If you don’t want to eat dog, don’t eat dog. Don’t blindly hate people who do.

PETA is OK with this, so long as the dog was eaten in a humane manner … by a Democrat.

No dogs were harmed in the making of this video. Well … maybe one!

“Pussycats for Obama” gives this one five stars.

The problem with the LCWR leadership is that they are distinctly not educated in the Catholic faith, nor are they educated in the authentic and beautiful witness that constitutes Catholic consecrated life…

They (the Leadership Council of Women Religious) may be educated in something other than Catholicism, but they most certainly are lacking in education, not to mention formation, within their own faith tradition.

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Remembering the Legacy of Chuck Colson (1931-2012)

Just as Jesus wept at the death of his friend Lazarus, we who are our Lord’s disciples weep at the death of Chuck Colson, our beloved friend and brother in Christ, who passed away this afternoon.

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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Chuck Colson Reflects On His Conversion to Christianity

The “pot” callng the “kettle” black. Notre Dame faculty demands Bishop Jenky’s resignation.

…members of the Notre Dame faculty have drawn up a petition asking for the resignation of Bishop Jenky from the University’s Board of Fellows if he is unwilling to “renounce loudly and publicly’ this destructive analogy.”

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Editor’s note: This was a great way to expose the Marxists and other radical leftists on the faculty of Notre Dame! Turns out … Bishop Jenky is not only courageous … he is also a political genius!

Someone should tell the idiots at Notre Dame that Obama is NOT an Irish name.  That should dampen their spirits!

Besides … the only one doing anything destructive is President Obama. He’s been promoting the willful and wanton destruction of innocent life, for many years!

“Amplify” website offers help for parents and teens

Amplify Youth Development is a nonprofit, healthy lifestyle education program of DuPage County, Illinois. Our interactive presentations encourage students in grades 6-12 to consider the benefits of abstaining from sexual activity before marriage, while also discussing goals and healthy relationships.

Our mission is to prevent unplanned pregnancies in DuPage County through education, leadership, parent support, and community collaboration.

Amplify Youth Development offers five-lesson programs for schools and after-school orgazinations. Our middle school presentations complement Abstinence and Marriage Partnership’s Game Plan curriculum. High school students receive a program focused on healthy relationships based on the book How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk by Dr. John Van Epp. Other programs include summer internships for high school students, an after-school program for Spanish-speaking students, training workshops for parents, and an interactive parenting blog.

Visit the site

Thanks to Illinois Family Institute

Oops! Dem Governor Bashes Romney for Polygamist Roots – Forgets About Obama’s Polygamist DAD

The Washington Post reported:

“The line of polygamists in Obama’s family can be traced back generations in western Kenya, where it was an accepted practice within the Luo (pronounced LOO-oh) tribe.” His great-grandfather, Obama Opiyo, had five wives, including two who were sisters. His grandfather, Hussein Onyango, had at least four wives, one of whom, Akumu, gave birth to the president’s father, Barack Obama” before fleeing her abusive husband. Obama Sr. was already married when he left Kenya to study at the University of Hawaii, where he married again. His American wife-to-be, Stanley Ann Dunham, was not yet 18 and unaware of his marital situation when she became pregnant with his namesake son in 1961.

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It’s an Obama – Eat Dog – World

In a passage from Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” President Obama (or more likely, Bill Ayers) wrote:

With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.

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Only in America ……do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

ONLY IN AMERICA …

Only in America …….do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America ……do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in America …….do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America …….do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America ………..do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight..

Only in America ……do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

EVER WONDER …

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

FINALLY …

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Submitted by Bob Stanley

Cohabiting couples regret wasting years in relationships that would have lasted only months, had they not been living together.

Drawing from research and from her own experience working with young adults, Jay argues that there is actually something internal to the practice of living together that can put a future marriage on shaky grounds.

The decision to live together is often one that couples “slide” into simply because it is economical or convenient, she says. After moving in, they feel “locked in” because of all the entanglements of living together, such as co-ownership of furniture or pets, which can in turn lead to a mentality of sliding unreflectively into marriage.

Jay cites the situation of one her clients, a 32-year-old woman she calls “Jennifer,” who lived together with her boyfriend for four years, married him, and was looking for a divorce lawyer less than a year later.

“I felt like I was on this multiyear, never-ending audition to be his wife,” Jennifer had told Jay. “We had all this furniture. We had our dogs and all the same friends. It just made it really, really difficult to break up. Then it was like we got married because we were living together once we got into our 30s.”

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