An excellent collection of pro-life voter information from my friend Nancy W.

This is a brief video of Nurse Jill Stanek who testified before Congress and in the Illinois General Assembly when the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was being considered. In Illinois Senator Obama was the only State Senator who rose to defend the practice of inducing early labor and allowing the premature baby to die in the closet with the soiled linens. Is there anyone else who is that pro-abortion? Jill was fired from her job at Christ Hospital when she blew the whistle on the practice but was present when President Bush signed the federal BAIPA bill. Click here for the video. 

My one problem with this video is that they use a full term baby to illustrate the practice. I guess it would be pretty hard to get a tiny preemie that could be used to make the point. That doesn’t take away in the least from the truth of this video. If you want to see for yourself the history of this bill you can Google Born Alive Infant Protection Act and click on Jill Stanek. There used to be a recording of President Obama in his own voice making the case for why a woman’s decision should be honored if her intent was to have an abortion and the child somehow survived. Intrinsically evil enough for you??

We could devote many paragraphs to what else is wrong in the country but I don’t want to make this political. Please do pray about this election. We can sit back in our living rooms and fret about some of this stuff or we can make sure that we get out and vote and vote our values. If you can possibly enlighten anyone on these issues, your neighbors, your own family members please don’t be shy. This is a war we’re in and we owe it to future generations to straighten this mess out. We do outnumber Cook County and we have had Republican governors over the years. Anything is possible.

When we walk into the voting place we are not Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives, we are Catholics and people of faith. I am trusting in the Lord that He will hear our sincere prayers and heal our land. In fact I’m predicting a landslide. I think those Chick-fil-A people who came out in droves to show that they were tired of being called bigots for their deeply held biblical beliefs will stand in line all day to vote if they have to. We need each and every one of us to do our part. Prayer and action!!

There will be a Novena of Holy Hours for the 2012 Election at St. Petronille Church. 420 Glen Wood Avenue, in Glen Ellyn, on Monday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., ending with Benediction. The Patriotic Rosary will be prayed every hour on the hour before the Blessed Sacrament. Please come and implore the Lord to turn our country around.

We are also concerned at how the HHS Mandate will affect our religious liberties and the future of our Catholic Church and all religious institutions.. The parishioners of St. James the Apostle and St. Petronille will be given insight into this by the Hon. Peter Breen, Acting President of Lombard and Attorney with the Thomas More Society. His presentation will be given at the Parish Center of St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Avenue, on Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to learn more about why other faiths have joined the Catholic Church in suing our own government to preserve our religious freedoms. There are over thirty lawsuits to date. Please invite your friends of other faith communities as well. We are so pleased that Wheaton College has joined in the lawsuits. This talk is open to anyone from the surrounding communities who want to learn more.

The price of freedom is vigilance. We have to get rid of this Mandate or religious institutions will be closing their doors.

And this is just a little gift to faithful Catholics. It is excerpts from strong Bishops who are giving clear, moral guidance to Catholic Voters. We are thrilled at their courage and wisdom. They are not being “political” they are being shepherds:

“Of all the issues we face, abortion is the most serious. Legalized abortion is an insult to the God who creates life and a gross injustice to the young persons whose lives are destroyed. If the right to life is not assured, then no right is safe. The basic human rights pertain to our nature as human beings; they are not the product of legislatures or courts, nor can they be taken away by the government.” – Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

“The question to ask is this: Are any of the candidates of either party, or independents, standing for something that is intrinsically evil, evil no matter what the circumstances? If that’s the case, a Catholic, regardless of his party affiliation, shouldn’t be voting for such a person.” – Archbishop William Lori, Diocese of Baltimore, Maryland

Journalist: “Is it ever licit for a Catholic to vote for a pro-abortion candidate. Is it ever valid?”

“No. You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to choice of a woman to destroy a human life in her womb. Where you don’t have any candidate who is proposing to eliminate all abortion [voters may] choose the candidate who will most limit this grave evil in our country. But you could never justify voting for a candidate who not only does not want to limit abortion but believes that it should be available to everyone.” – Cardinal Raymond Burke

“I certainly can’t vote for somebody who’s either pro-choice or pro-abortion. Jesus tells us very clearly that if we don’t help the poor, we’re going to go to hell. But Jesus didn’t say the government has to take care of them, or that we have to pay taxes to take care of them. Those are prudential judgments. You can’t say that somebody’s not Christian because they want to limit taxation. To say that it’s somehow intrinsically evil like abortion doesn’t make any sense at all.” – Archbishop Charles Chaput, Diocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“One might argue for different methods to address the needs of the poor, to feed the hungry and to solve the challenges of immigration, but these are prudential judgments not intrinsic evils… You need to think and pray very carefully about your vote, because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.” – Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois

“Other pieces of legislation touch on the building of a good and just society and may be open to prudential judgment, … [but] ’Forming Consciences’ tells us that in the political debate today there is no other issue that rises to this level of moral certitude: Abortion is always wrong. To support political platforms that protect so-called ‘abortion rights’ is to participate in the inexorable conclusion: many, many innocent unborn children will be killed. Sometimes a single issue will be so important it overrides a whole range of lesser issues.” – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C

“Could a Catholic in good conscience vote for a candidate who supports legalized abortion when there is a choice of another candidate who does not? Could a voter’s preference for the candidate’s positions on the pursuit of peace, economic policies, health care, etc., overcome a candidate’s support for legalized abortion? The Catholic voter must ask and answer the question: What could possibly be a proportionate reason for the more than 45 million children killed by abortion? We cannot conceive of such a proportionate reason.” – Archbishop Joseph Naumann & Bishop Robert Finn, Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas

“In all of Church teaching, the Life Issues, particularly the protection of unborn children against the crime of abortion, has to be our greatest priority. This is an ongoing slaughter of 4,000 children every single day for the last 40 years. If we support and promote persons who have pledged to extend it and intensify the slaughter, then we bear great responsibility with them.” – Bishop Robert Finn, Diocese of Kansas City, Kansas

“While there may be many legitimate ways to address the needs of our neighbors, there are some actions which are always and everywhere immoral. As Catholics, we must recognize that not all issues carry the same moral weight. The continuing slaughter of innocent children through legal abortion—to take the most appalling example of such “intrinsic evil”—is a grave offense against God and our own human dignity, and cries out for justice. Accordingly, “the moral obligation to oppose intrinsically evil acts has a special claim on our consciences and our actions.”

“Those who knowingly, willingly and directly support public policies or legislation that protect and perpetuate such injustice cooperate with that grave evil. Candidates who promise to support the common good, while at the same time glossing over their support for intrinsic evils such as abortion, perpetrate a lie. Catholic candidates who do so are also a cause of scandal among the faithful”. – Illinois’ Catholic Bishops

“A committed and convinced Catholic is always pro-life on the issue of abortion and euthanasia, and that includes in the voting booth.” – Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, Diocese of Cincinnati, Ohio

“The failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the ‘rightness’ of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful.” – USCCB

“It is my responsibility to remind you that, for us Catholics, some issues are simply never morally acceptable. The taking of an innocent human life, whether inside the womb or not, and up until natural death, is always and everywhere intrinsically evil. Such issues as embryonic stem cell research and attempts at human cloning are also direct attacks against the dignity and uniqueness of human life made in the image of God. Finally, preserving the dignity of traditional marriage is of central importance and must never be undermined because marriage is a cornerstone of any stable society. Any attempts to re-define marriage as something other than between a man and a woman, should be vigorously opposed by a Catholic as contrary to reason, the natural law, and the divinely revealed truths of the Bible. Beyond these fundamental issues, and closely related to them is the issue of religious liberty – our ability as Catholics to live our lives publically according to our faith and morals at all levels of society.As Catholics we must first consider the various candidates and party platforms in light of those immutable issues I have mentioned above. Then, in good conscience, we must give preference to the candidate who does not oppose our God given moral principles”.[TJL] – Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, Diocese of St. Augustine, FL

“When we were working on the document ‘Faithful Citizenship’, and the issue of whether or not a person’s adamant pro-abortion position was a disqualifying condition, the general sense was ‘yes that is a disqualifying condition’.” – Bishop Robert F. Vasa, Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA’Disqualified’.htm

A picture is worth a thousand words: Catholic art “conquers” anti-Catholic Bob Jones University.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Walking across the tidy campus of Bob Jones University, there’s no obvious sign this bastion of Christian fundamentalism is also home to one of the nation’s largest collections of Renaissance and Baroque religious art from the heart of Catholic Europe.It’s all the more surprising since the school’s old-time Protestant leaders have for years taught that Catholicism is a “cult” and even the “Mother of Harlots.”


2010 Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection Slated For November 20-21

“Vote” with your pocketbook. Save your money!

Donate to another charitable cause that has not been tainted by scandal.

The misguided liberals at the USCCB have secretly used our money to promote anti-Catholic, pro abort, pro homosexual and blatantly socialist community organizations for the last 40 years, and there’s no reason to believe that anything has changed.

Skip the CCHD 2nd collection on the weekend of November 20-21 and ask your friends to skip it, as well.

Catholic bishops place conditions on CCHD anti-poverty grants … but things are not that simple.

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops have spelled out requirements that groups receiving church anti-poverty grants must conform to its teachings in areas such as abortion and same-sex marriage.

The new guidelines come months after a Louisville anti-poverty group and at least five others nationwide lost funding amid disputes over whether they or their coalition partners have opposed church teachings.


Editor’s note:

If the reforms at the USCCB and the CCHD are truly authentic, we’ll know in a year or two (or four). But for now, the wolves are still guarding the hen house.

Talk is cheap, and the USCCB and CCHD have always talked up a storm.

I suggest you respectfully “sit-out” this year’s Thanksgiving week CCHD collection … and donate instead to a proven worthy cause that has not been the source of such extensive, long-term, and largely secret, scandal.

Otherwise, your hard-earned money might still end up promoting abortion, homosexual marriage, and only God knows what else!