Counter-cultural Catholicism and a remarkable conversion story

Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t know what “Catholic” even was.

Due to terrible abuse, I was removed from my home at nine. I lived in an asylum for a weekend, an orphanage for eight months, and then once a space became available in a foster home, there until I was twelve.

The courts ordered my mother to take me, and this was how we met.

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Lesbian ‘queer theory’ feminist professor finds the Christian faith

There’s much more to this article than you might think. It’s well worth reading.

Wacky keynote addresses at annual assemblies of the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) speak volumes.

As anyone who’s a member of a large organization knows: leadership is often way, way out in front of those they lead. . .sometimes too far out.

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Former CUA student falls victim to the high priestess of liberalism

For the past three years, I’ve been struggling to remember why I am a Catholic. Growing up, I was raised Catholic by a mother who has taught me to love everyone for who they are, and by a father who, by working at the United Nations, has opened me up to people and cultures from all over the world.

My exposure to diversity instilled in me a strong urgency for justice, love, and respect for all. However, over the course of my college career, I’ve been exposed to an ugly and judgmental minority of the Catholic Church that has lead me to question what it is that I believe in as a Catholic.

This exposure forced me to detach myself from religion completely. I resented the requirement of theology courses because I felt trapped and pressured by conservative views that didn’t coincide with my Democratic morals. It opened me up to a side of the Church that was narrow-minded and judgmental toward anyone who disagreed.

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Editor’s note: Is this a gay thing? A gay Democrat thing? A gay, Democrat, feminist thing? Or is it simply a narrow-minded and judgmental screed against the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, in order to help justify a world view that is unable or unwilling to recognize the difference between absolute Catholic truth and the many popular misconceptions of our times?

Catholic dogma is not on the same level as the panoply of social justice and peace issues, where people of faith may agree and disagree, and choose to participate … or not … based on their personal likes and dislikes. Catholic dogma is pure divine truth, faithfully preserved and transmitted by the Catholic Church, so that people from every generation (including self-styled liberals) might be personally transformed by it.

Reject Catholic dogma and you reject Christ.  Reject the latest CCHD Alynskian outreach program … and you can still support any number of other good social justice causes … without putting your eternal soul in jeopardy. 

Liberals, like this misguided woman, can’t or won’t make this critical distinction, so they raise their liberalism above their Catholic faith, stripping Catholicism of its essential richness, and relegating it to the status of a mere public charity … or perhaps, a semi-exclusive social club.

This profound disrespect for the Catholic Church is nothing less than a twisted form of idolatry. 

Makes you wonder why someone like this would choose to attend a school named, “The Catholic University of America”.

Feminist apostasy in Rochester, NY – aided and abetted by local bishop

As of May 11, according to the administrators of the website cleansingfiredor.com, which meticulously documents the rise of Clark’s lay-run womanchurch, there are five women religious in charge of 11 churches, including Sr. Joan Sobala, SSJ, a key player in the Women’s Ordination Conference, who runs two churches, St. Anne and Our Lady of Lourdes; Sr. Karen Dietz, SSJ, who runs three churches, St. Agnes, St. Rose, St. Paul of the Cross; Sr. Chris Treichel, OSF, who runs two churches, Sacred Heart and St. Ann; Sr. Joan Cawley, SSJ, who runs the Church of the Resurrection; and Sr. Diane Dennie, SSJ, who runs three churches, St. Michael, St. John the Evangelist, and St. Patrick.

Six laywomen run 12 churches. Deb Housel is in charge of four churches, with “sacramental minister” Fr. Paul Gitau: St. Michael, Corpus Christi, St. Andrew, and Church of the Annunciation. A fifth church she ran, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, recently closed. Charlotte Bruney runs St. Vincent de Paul. Irene Goodwin runs St. Mary of the Assumption; Anne-Marie Brogan runs St. Mary, in downtown Rochester; Margaret Ostromecki runs two churches, St. Thomas More and Our Lady Queen of Peace; Barbara Swiecki runs three churches, Good Shepherd, Guardian Angels, St. Joseph. Meanwhile, two laymen run six churches: William Rabjohn runs St. Pius X and Michael Sauter has five parishes.

Another Women’s Ordination Conference activist, Nancy DeRycke, is not now serving as a lay administrator but had done so for several years at Church of the Resurrection, St. Helen, St. Margaret Mary, and Good Shepherd.

“These lay administrators,” The Wanderer was informed by the administrator of cleansingfiredor.com, “direct the pastoral care of their parishes. They are in charge and answer to the bishop. Priests assigned under lay administrators serve as ‘sacramental ministers’ or ‘assisting priest’ and are little more than sacramental Pez machines. The administrator calls all the shots, often delivers a homily, wears an alb, and sits in the sanctuary alongside the priest, stands up to deliver commentary during Mass, and some have even performed the preliminaries of Baptism. These administrators preside over parish council meetings in violation of canon law. And, of course, the administrators list their names at the top of parish bulletins.”

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Shocking: Planned Parenthood and the dark religion of abortion


Abortion worship has moved to center stage this week with the publication of Jill Stanek’s exposé of a radical feminist mother who worked at Planned Parenthood and an independent abortion mill, and forced her young daughter to play an intimate role in the culture of death, culminating in the celebratory slaughter of her own grandchild.

Through the years, several books have been written by “religious” abortion promoters and radical feminists that attempt to sanctify abortion, and subsequently abortion has been referred to by Planned Parenthood officials as “sacred.” A few examples:

  • The Rev. Tom Davis, chair of the Clergy Advisory Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, penned a book entitled Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and its Clergy Alliances, in which he attempts to morally justify abortion as being demanded in the name of social justice.
  • Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions, written by Daniel Maguire, is the centerpiece for a global initiative that seeks to give moral license to contraception and abortion. It is linked from the website of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes.
  • The Sacrament of Abortion, written by radical feminist Ginette Paris, calls for “restoring abortion to its sacred dimension.” She cites as an example the pagan goddess Artemis in giving justification for taking innocent human life and believes abortion is a sometimes necessary and sacred sacrifice. She says that until women have power over both life and death, they don’t have any real power.
  • When Planned Parenthood opened its new abortion facility in Schenectady, New York, the Albany Times Union reported that in a ceremony called “On Sacred Ground,” the Rev. Larry Phillips of Schenectady’s Emmanuel-Friedens Church declared the ground “sacred and holy… where women’s voices and stories are welcomed, valued and affirmed; sacred ground where women are treated with dignity, supported in their role as moral decision-makers… sacred ground where the violent voices of hatred and oppression are quelled.”
  • In June of 2010 when Planned Parenthood opened its 78,000 square foot abortion mega-center in Houston, Planned Parenthood referred to it as “sacred and holy ground.”

Those deeply involved in the pro-life battle have long known the reality of the dark religion of abortion.

  • In 1989, Texas pro-life activist Chad Traywick discovered the mutilated body of a late term preborn baby in a Houston abortion center. He took pictures of the baby and had them developed at a local quick photo lab. Returning to his home after dropping off the photos, he found his home surrounded by the Houston SWAT team. They told him that the baby was mutilated in a way identical to mutilations done as a part of satanic worship services. The baby was named David, and the tragic photos of his mutilated body appear today on Priests for Life website. Chad was a guest in my home shortly after he found Baby David, and related the story to me personally. Posters were made from the horrifying pictures, and have been used widely at Planned Parenthood abortion centers to save lives.
  • This week Jill Stanek presented a particularly chilling story about Abigail, the daughter of an abortion nurse, detailing the horrors of a young girl who grew up with a radical feminist mother who worked at Planned Parenthood and an independent abortion mill. She celebrated her own abortion, put Abigail on oral contraceptives at the age of 11, forced her to wear Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered pins on her backpack and encouraged her to identify herself as bisexual at the age of 12. At 13, she forced Abigail to be an abortion “deathscort”, and forced her to have an abortion when she was in college. The abortion procedure took place within the context of a celebration, with Abigail surrounded by her mother’s friends – one of whom drove many miles to join the celebration. Abigail remembers her mother telling her how proud she was of her immediately after the abortion – the only time in her life her mother had ever expressed such sentiments.Abigail told Stanek that abortion worship is very real. “It can sound fantastical, but some go so far as to worship death goddesses like Kali and Hecate and consider abortion to be a form of sacrifice,” she said.
  • In June of this year, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, then-president of Human Life International and an official exorcist of the Catholic Church, wrote that “no human activity glorifies Satan and his minions more than abortion.” He wrote further:The abortion industry is our modern-day Valley of Slaughter, where abortionists offer ritual blood sacrifice to that ancient demon of child murder. Their work is in every way the key ritual of a demonic religion. Yes, a religion: Abortion has an infallible dogma (“choice”), a ruling hierarchy (Planned Parenthood), theologians (feminist ideologues), a sacrificing priesthood (abortionists), temples (abortion mills), altars of sacrifice (surgical tables), ritual victims (babies and also women), acolytes and sacristans (clinic workers and technicians), guardian angels (police and death-scorts), congregations (leftist foundations and private supporters), and its own version of “grace” that makes everything work (money).

The battle against Planned Parenthood is a battle against the forces of evil. It is extreme spiritual warfare, and if we are to be successful in defeating this most vile manifestation of evil, we must clothe ourselves in prayer and daily seek divine protection and intervention.

On our website you will find prayers of consecration of this battle to Mary, the Mother of God, as well as signs that you can carry with you when you go to Planned Parenthood to pray. Be sure to avail yourself of her most powerful intervention and pray the rosary for an end to the slaughter of the innocent.

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“Psycho Babe” Harth has very strange outlook on life, abortion, feminism … unfortunately shared by many, today.

Ultimately, said Harth, a woman has a right to abort because she “has a right to have a good life” and she does not have “the right to ruin it.” “And if a pregnancy is going to ruin her life in any way, she has a right to get the abortion. She has the right. She has an obligation to protect her life from being ruined. … Because you owe this respect to yourself because you’re a child of God. You should feel guilty if you don’t,” she said.

Asked about the unborn child’s rights, she answered that the issue was “important” to the choice to abort. “If you have an abortion, there is a fetus that will be killed. No way. This is true. But … for us, death is not the end of the story,” said Harth. “And this unborn child or fetus or whatever you want to call it is … well, we do not know what God is going to do with this creature. God has a lot of mercy, maybe…we don’t know.”

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