Abortion advocates are essentially no different from Nazis or Soviet Communists. All of them have picked a class of humans to sacrifice.

Let’s take the Nazis for example: over a period of time and by a series of complex political and social occurrences and maneuvers  the Jew became Germany’s scapegoat. Getting rid of Jews (and priests, and gypsies, and homosexuals, and the mentally and physically disabled, etc.) was a necessary sacrifice to make Germany better, more prosperous, and safer.

The exterminations took place somewhere else, where the average Berlin shop girl couldn’t see and wonder at the clusters of buildings surrounded by barbed wire, the oily smoke rising from the chimneys.

“How can you possibly write that?” some of you are screaming at your monitors. “How dare you diminish the suffering of the Holocaust?”

I’m not diminishing anything. You are. Because history repeats itself, and denial is very human.

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Happy Earth Day… and Lenin Day

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Question: What do Earth Day and Vladimir Lenin’s birthday have in common? Answer: they both reoccur every year on April 22. Coincidence?

How about this? The first Earth Day took place April 22, 1970. The centennial of Lenin’s birth took place April 22, 1970. Needless to say, the Lenin centenary was a huge deal to the communist movement, which goes bonkers over dates and memorials to its icons.

Here are more striking similarities: Vladimir Lenin and the communist and environmental movements all remonstrated against capitalism, profits, corporations, industry, free markets, the West.

Here’s another: When the communist movement imploded in the late 1980s, many of its disciples just happened to join… yep, you guessed it: the environmental movement.

Let’s back up and start from the beginning.

How the Chinese communists destroyed the Catholic Church in Shanghai

While working in the Shanghai Municipal Archives, Father Mariani discovered newly de-classified dossiers that detailed the party’s campaign against Catholics and how the communists dismantled the Church in Shanghai.

Realizing that he had a real treasure in his hands, he asked the archivists if he could have copies of the material; incredibly, they said, “Yes.”

“Then things got interesting,” Father Mariani recalled in a recent interview.

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Catholics vs. commies in Hungary … and the EU is definitely not on the Catholic side.

The media attacks against the current Hungarian Government can thus to a large extent be explained as a culture war against the Christian values that are expressed in the new Constitution. The campaign is led by the defeated ex-communists, who, having been victed from power at home, are now mobilizing their allies in the European Parliament to fight back on their behalf. It is no wonder that one of the first charges against Mr. Orban was that he had “imposed” this new Constitution without duly involving the opposition parties.

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30 years ago, on December 13, 1981, martial law was imposed upon Catholic Poland by the communist government.

One of (President) Reagan’s first responses was to call someone he deeply respected: John Paul II. On December 14, he told the Holy Father: “Our country was inspired when you visited Poland, and to see their commitment to religion and belief in God. It was an inspiration…. All of us were very thrilled.”

The rest of the story…

The Day Mother Teresa Put a Communist In His Place

Mother Teresa had gone to Nicaragua with some of her sisters in order to help those suffering from an earthquake in the capital, Managua. At the time, Nicaragua was run by the Sandinista Communist regime, headed by Daniel Ortega. According to Msgr. Esseff, Communists in general and Ortega and Castro in particular just loved Mother and would take every opportunity to be seen with her and have events with her.

At one rally, Ortega, who was supposed to introduce Mother Teresa to the expectant crowd, went on a long tirade about President Reagan and what a horrible person he was. He went on and on about communism and the government, etc. When he had finished, he invited Mother up to the microphone. There she was, that diminutive Albanian so full of life and love and she said, “President Reagan really needs prayers, doesn’t he.”

“Yes, he really does, Mother,” was the response from Ortega who thought then that he had scored big.

But then Mother said to him, “And so do you. I was talking to your wife, and you are a Catholic.”

Nervous now, Ortega affirmed that he was Catholic. You know those hairs that stand up at the back of your neck when you know you’re in trouble, that sinking feeling in the gut? I like to think that Ortega was experiencing that just then.

“You are a Catholic, but you don’t have your children baptized. I want to be their godmother. Your wife told me you haven’t had them baptized. Let’s go baptize them right now, because if you can’t run your family, you can’t run the country.”

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Editor’s note: Mother Teresa lived in that “sweet spot” where traditional Catholicism, with all its smells, bells, saints, statues, and sacraments, merged perfectly with the genuine call of Jesus Christ, for justice and peace.

The idea is to love God, first and foremost. Then, suitably fortified with God’s grace, out of love, you go out and change the world. That’s precisely what Mother Teresa did, and the whole world duly took note!

No Catholic social justice movement can actually hope to work, unless worship and sacraments take priority over works and charity. 

Only then will God guide us to all truth … and also see to it that we avoid the corruptions and excesses of misguided programs like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (coming soon to a collection plate near you.)

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!

China is no friend of the Catholic Church

Did You Know That The Communist Chinese Government:

Declared that part of the Roman Catholic Church not registered with the Chinese government is ILLEGAL?

Created a Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association in 1957 to replace the Roman Catholic Church?

Transferred all the property of the Roman Catholic Church in China to the Communist founded Patriotic Association, leaving the “illegal” but loyal-to-Pope, Roman Catholic Church, penniless?

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Editor’s note: Nancy also wanted me to mention that the Maryknoll Priests are communists. Listen to an audio about this here. Just type China in the search box.  Fr. W says (at 4:47) –  DON’T GIVE MARYKNOLL A PENNY!

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s successful strategy for dealing with communists

“Kneel down and let me hear your confession.”

Being a former Catholic, one of Louis’s assigned tasks was to infiltrate the Catholic Church in the United States so as to soften its anti-Communist stance. Among his targets was the well-known radio personality and eloquent anti-Communist, Msgr. Fulton Sheen. Budenz got nowhere. At a dinner meeting in 1936, Monsignor Sheen refused to engage Louis on the issue of Communism’s merits. Instead, the monsignor invited Louis to “kneel down and let me hear your confession.” The two parted on less than amicable terms.

But grace gnawed at Louis. Once, during his Communist days, he wrote “Catholic” as his religion when checking into a hospital. Margaret noticed, was shocked, and supposed that he was jesting. They only spoke about it years later. Louis said that, even though he was officially atheist at the time, he did not wish to die without the consolation of the sacraments. It was but one marker on the long road back to faith.

When the signs of Louis’s return to Catholicism became clear, Margaret struggled to accept it. She remained certain of their love and unity, and so she applied herself to understanding the religion to which he was attracted. It wasn’t easy, but the dialectic of communist materialism gradually gave way to the harmony of faith and reason as the riches of Catholicism were opened up to her under the tutelage of Monsignor Sheen and the influence of her own diligent research.

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Editor’s note: This proven strategy often works on non-communists, too.

George Weigel: Formerly Secret Documents Reveal Pope John Paul II’s Anti-Communist Strategy

A U.S. biographer of the late pope has now provided particulars of what he describes as the full-scale war by communism against the Catholic Church, and Pope John Paul’s astute and successful counter-strategy.

The Polish pope displayed political savvy and “a shrewdness that combined steadiness of strategic vision with tactical flexibility,” George Weigel told an audience of seminarians, diplomats and Vatican officials at the Pontifical North American College Jan. 9.

One of Pope John Paul’s moves, Weigel said, was to appoint as his own secretary of state Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, the architect of the Vatican’s “Ostpolitik” efforts to reach workable compromises with communist regimes.

By doing so, the late pope “created tactical advantages for the church: As the pope preached moral revolution over the heads of communist regimes, speaking directly to their people, Casaroli continued his diplomacy, thus denying the communists the opportunity to charge that the church had reneged on its commitment to dialogue,” Weigel said.

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Catholics in China have freedom of worship, but not freedom of religion.

Editor’s note: The Obama administration is attempting to pull off the same “trick” in these United States. In times to come, it will be increasingly likely that if we Christians do not hang together, we will almost surely hang, separately!

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2010 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).– Father Bernardo Cervellera, a longtime observer of Sino-Vatican affairs, is deeply troubled by recent moves made by China’s communist authorities.

“We are back in the 1950s,” said Fr. Cervellera, a missionary of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions and editor of institute’s influential Asia News website.

“Honestly, I would say that with these elections we are taken back to the time of Mao Zedong and the foundation of the Patriotic Association,” the state-authorized Catholic Church established by the communist ruler.

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Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.


As many know, there once was a great boxer named Cassius Clay. He converted to Islam in 1964, seemingly bothered that Jesus was portrayed as “a white with blond hair and blue eyes,” as he put it, and took the name “Muhammad Ali.” Of course, the irony of this is that despite being intensely aware of his slave roots, Ali rejected the name of an abolitionist (Clay) and took the name of a slave-owner (Muhammad). It also perhaps eluded him that Christians were the first ones to outlaw slavery, while Muslims give black Africans rope and chains to this day.

But I mention this because Ali’s path is a common one in the black community; it is why we’ve long had the Black Muslims and why Islamic names are so common among American blacks. Many blacks have bought the bill of goods that Christianity is the white man’s religion, the faith of oppressors. And they embrace Islam as part of a rejection of “white” society.

Obviously, being part of this milieu could only have reinforced Obama’s affinity for things Muslim and antipathy for things authentically Christian — of which Western civilization is one. And if Americans hadn’t been brainwashed with political correctness, they would understand this. With foreign and domestic Muslim influence; attendance at a Black Liberation Theology, pseudo-Christian church; and alliances with ex-terrorists and declared communists, Obama perfectly fits the profile of an America-hater.

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Senator Joe McCarthy was hated for what he got right … not what he got wrong

by Pat Buchanan

… The Christian Science Monitor cites one professor Phillip VanFossen as appalled the new history texts will put a “more positive spin on Sen. Joe McCarthy’s communist witch hunt.”

Witch hunt?

The FDR and Truman administrations were shot through with treason. Alger Hiss, who was with FDR at Yalta and Truman in San Francisco when the U.N. was founded, was a Stalinist spy, exposed by Whittaker Chambers and Rep. Richard Nixon.

Harry Dexter White, Treasury’s No. 2, who pushed the infamous Morgenthau Plan to turn Germany into a pastureland, was a Soviet agent, as was White House aide Laughlin Currie and State’s Laurence Duggan, whose treason was confirmed by the VENONA decrypts of Soviet cables in 1995.

William Remington at Commerce was convicted of perjury for denying his ties to a spy ring. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for their role in betraying the secrets of the atom bomb.

The VENONA transcripts contained the names of scores of U.S. citizens assisting known Soviet agents during and after World War II.

By 1952, Truman, having been repudiated by his own party in New Hampshire, was down to 23 percent, and was the most unpopular president ever to leave office.

But Joe McCarthy’s approval, four years into this crusade in January 1954, stood at 50 percent, with only 29 percent disapproving.

And was that really a time of anti-communist hysteria?

Why, then, does not a single Gallup poll from 1950 to 1954 show even 1 percent of Americans giving anti-communist extremism or witch hunts or Joe McCarthy as an issue of concern?

Not only did Joe Kennedy Sr. admire and support Joe McCarthy, Jack Kennedy befriended him, Bobby worked for him, Teddy played touch football with him at Hyannis Port and the Kennedy girls dated him.

When, at a Harvard reunion, Jack heard a speaker say he was proud the college never produced an Alger Hiss or Joe McCarthy, JFK roared, “How dare you couple the name of a great patriot with that of a traitor?” and stormed out.

That 1954 was a year of disaster for Joe, with the Army-McCarthy hearings and censure by the Senate, is undeniable. But Joe is hated today not for what he got wrong, but for what he got right.

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We’re too broke to be this stupid

It’s not so much the money as the stupidity, which massively expands under such generous subvention. When it emerged that President Barack Obama had appointed a Communist as his “green jobs czar,” I carelessly assumed it was the usual youthful “idealism”: no doubt Van Jones, the Communist Obama appointee in question, had been a utopian college student caught up in the spirit of ’68 and gone along for the ride. A passing phase. Soon grow out of it. But, in fact, Mr. Jones became a Communist in the mid-nineties, after the fall of the Soviet Union. He embraced Communism after even the commies had given up on it. Like the song says, he was commie after commie had ceased to be cool.

On Fox News, Glenn Beck made a fuss about it. But the “mainstream” media thought this was frankly rather boorish, and something only uptight right-wing squares would do. I mean, what’s the big deal? True, everywhere it’s been implemented, Communism causes human misery—not to mention an estimated 150 million deaths. But it doesn’t make you persona non grata in the salons of the West. Quite the opposite. The Washington Post hailed the grizzled folkie Pete Seeger as America’s “best-loved commie”—which, unlike “America’s best-loved Nazi,” is quite a competitive title. Even so, why would you stick a commie in the White House and put him in charge of anything to do with jobs, even “green jobs”?

Well, because “green jobs” is just another of those rich-enough-to-be-stupid scams. The Spanish government pays over $800,000 for every “green job” on a solar-panel assembly line. This money is taken from real workers with real jobs at real businesses whose growth is being squashed to divert funds to endeavours that have no rationale other than their government subsidies—and which would collapse as soon as the subsidies end. Yet Tim Flannery, the Aussie climate-alarmist who chaired the Copenhagen racket, says we need to redouble our efforts. “We’re trying to act as a species,” he says, “to regulate the atmosphere.”

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Related theological insights (PDF file)

Ever since the close in 1965, many have treated the Second Vatican Council as if it redefined all Catholic dogmas and practices. It did not!

Vatican II aftermath:
Sadly, the Catholic Church
was the first to fall to the liberals,
the communists, and the socialists!

In fact, the liberals and the progressives inside the church used the Council as an excuse for a second, “secret and internal protestant reformation” that was accomplished stealthily and without any express authority … “CHANGE for the sake of CHANGE” … which stripped the church of holiness and virtue, much as Jesus Christ was stripped of his garments, prior to being scourged!

For more than a generation, faithful Catholics have been victimized by a host of misguided, liberal prelates and false ideologues,  the world-over, who deliberately plunged the church into confusion, encouraging heretics and apostates of all kinds, watering down the true faith, while “scourging” Traditional Catholics, whenever and wherever possible, in both word and deed.

By their fruits you shall know them.

Matthew 7:15-20  Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.  Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

The fruit of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church is confusion, disunity, scandal, abortion, rampant homosexuality, and world-wide apostasy!

While we Catholics have a divine guarantee that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church, there is no such assurance against divine chastisement, which is precisely what we deserve, unless and until we do what’s necessary to put God’s House back in proper order.

Time’s awasting!

Penance, sacrifice, prayer, and fasting … coupled with strategic action … is what’s needed now … along with new and continued emphasis on Traditional Catholic catechesis and practice.

The time for blind obedience is most definitely over, since obedience to apostasy is a sin! See article here.

As Mother Teresa was known to say, on more than one occasion, “Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone … person to person.”

It’s time we started at the top, cleaning out bloated diocesan bureaucracies, unnecessary staff and programs, returning autonomy to the individual parishes, where things rightly belong.

Our patterns of giving should support these new priorities,
with NO related  guilt trips … and absolutely NO backsliding!

It’s also high time we got rid of the highly educated and highly paid apostates who secretly run our Catholic dioceses and seminaries, at the behest of totally unaccountable Catholic bishops, who see no reason to rock their own little worlds, since doing so might inconvenience them, or otherwise serve to complicate their otherwise sheltered and tranquil existences.

After that, we can work to reestablish the Traditional structures and authentically Catholic religious orders that originally served so well, to rebuild western civilization (in the image of Heaven) after the fall of Rome.

We could use some very significant rebuilding right now … especially in the areas of Catholic education, abortion, building up of the family, and promoting a genuine resurgence in personal morality at all levels of society!

If not us Catholics, then who? If not now, when?

“The Second Vatican Council has not been treated as a part of the entire living Tradition of the Church, but as an end of Tradition, a new start from zero. The truth is that this particular council defined no dogma at all, and deliberately chose to remain on a modest level, as a merely pastoral council; and yet many treat it as though it had made itself into a sort of superdogma which takes away the importance of all the rest.”
– Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, July 13, 1988, Santiago, Chile.

“The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church.” – Pope Paul VI, October 13, 1977

“Naked progressivism, and change for the sake of change” may still constitute a semi-popular political movement, but it no longer has any place in the Holy Catholic Church!

Why liberals, communists and socialists of all “stripes” hate Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII was the last Pope to openly stand up for Traditional Catholicism in all it’s many forms. In doing so he declared himself the enemy of the communists, the socialists, the fascists, and the liberals who were bent on recreating society (and the Catholic Church) in their own twisted image.

Unable to discredit the man while he was alive, they waited until the Pope and his contemporaries had passed into history. Only after the eye-witnesses were gone was the nefarious campaign to obliterate the real truth about the saintly wartime Pope, finally launched.

Much of the post-Vatican II Church also has reason to be complicit in this affair, since if Pius XII was right, then there is good reason to suspect that many of the innovations and outright fabrications that constitute the bulk of the alleged “Spirit of Vatican II” were the result of the same liberal revisionism that we still see all around us, today.

Many thanks to our courageous Pope Benedict XVI. It’s nice to see a Pope stand up for one of his brothers, especially when doing so is less than popular.

Now, where’s the support from the rest of our fellow Catholics?

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Pope Pius XII: Ready for Sainthood?

With what army he was supposed to have overthrown Hitler and shut down the concentration camps, his critics have yet to say. What seems likely is that the sort of belligerence that many seem to insist that Pius should have directed towards Hitler would have only had the effect of hastening the mass murders of Jews and Christians (who were also frequently imprisoned in the concentration camps). It is also safe to say that until the mid-1960’s, no one expected Pius to have single-handedly put a stop to the Holocaust, and that many acknowledged that which he did do to shelter Jews from Nazi persecution.

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