Monday, August 31, 2009

Dr "Who" nutritionist

I love this Doctor.....



Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it.... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speed up heart not make live longer; that like say you can extend life of car by driving faster. Want live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. What are these? Vegetables. So, steak nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give 100% recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine. That means they take water out of fruity bit; get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: If you have body and you have fat, ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Cannot think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it gets bigger. You should only do sit-ups if want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy? HELLO… Cocoa beans! Vegetable!!! Cocoa beans best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
AND.....
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies:
1. The Japanese eat very little fat
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
CONCLUSION
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just for giggles, but pretty accurate

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Inspired by a comment in the ComBox of the last cartoon, here's the Pope doing what he can to rebuild some Tradition into the Church. Of course, every time that he does, you see the uproar and disdain from those committed to a "new Church", which claims a history only as far back as 1968.

Recently we saw the uproar over the whole SSPX/Holocaust issue. As though someone who thinks a certain way on a particular issue can't possibly be allowed in the Church. And, to be clear, I certainly wouldn't deny the Holocaust. But if someone wants to deny it, or take issue with the # of people lost, I figure, hey, it's a free world.

But the uproar that it created, both on the theological Left and Right, was just too over the top, when you consider that we have things like this =====> http://www.stbernadette.org/teenhaven.htm going on in parishes that are considered more "in communion" with Rome than an SSPX parish.

There are parishes like this all over the country, but I don't see anything being done about it. The silence, or in some cases, outright endorsement of this sort of thing by dioceses and Archdioceses (in this case, Baltimore), makes the uproar over Bishop Williamson seem hollow.

Parishes like this St. Bernadette's are "in communion". But an SSPX isn't. Wow.
Posted by Paul Nichols

Sunday, August 23, 2009

You as Catholics judge!

Sunday, August 23, 2009
You as Catholics judge!

Why some conservative Catholics want to stop Pope John Paul II being made a saint
By Damian Thompson


Pope John Paul kisses the Koran, outraging many Catholics

For a long time now, some conservative Catholics – most of them hardline traditionalists – have been discreetly slagging off the late Pope John Paul II. One priest I know grimaces every time his name is mentioned. “Oh, you mean, ‘John Paul the Great’,” he says,” rolling his eyes. He does not want him to be made a saint – not because he thinks he was a bad man, but because he thinks that, despite his heroic witness against Communism, he damaged the Church.

The charge sheet against JPII goes something like this:

1. He allowed truly terrible appointments to be made in Rome and to diocesan sees around the world. England and Wales was bad enough, but some bishops in Germany and France are what you might call “Vatican II protestants”. These bishops are now intent on wrecking the pontificate of Benedict XVI.

2. As a result of bad appointments, especially in America, the scandal of clerical sex abuse gathered pace, and for one reason or another – perhaps because he was so busy travelling – John Paul II failed to act swiftly (or at all, in the early days). He allowed guilty priests to be moved to parishes where they carried on abusing minors.

3. He tried to improve the liturgy, but in practice allowed bishops and priests to do their own thing, turning the sanctuary into a sort of talent show for women “eucharistic ministers”. And the papal MC, Archbishop Piero Marini, set a terrible example by dressing the Pope in Star Trek outfits and adding a touch of Butlins to international jamborees.

4. John Paul’s attempts to reach out to other faiths effectively celebrated and validated non-Christian religions. Conservative Catholics still feel outrage at the memory of the Pope praying with the Dalai Lama et al at Assisi, and kissing the Koran on a visit to Syria (see photo above).

Until now, most anti-JPII sentiment has been expressed prviately. But take a look at this post on the website RenewAmerica, from Eric Giunta, a conservative law student.


Once again, the Catholic world has been rocked by yet more allegations of sexual impropriety by Legionnaires of Christ founder, the late Fr. Marcial Maciel. It seems the now-disgraced founder-cum-pervert fathered more children than previously suspected; the latest claimants to his paternity purport to have evidence that the late Pope John Paul II knew of Maciel’s sexual dalliances, and turned a blind eye to them …

The allegations highlight what for all too many Catholics is the elephant-in-the-room when discussing the ills which beset the modern Church: the extent to which the late Pope John Paul II was an enabler of these perversions, from sexual and liturgical abuse to theological dissent and the scandal of Catholic politicians who support the most immoral of social policies with the tacit or express blessings of their Church.

One does not need to deny or disparage the personal sanctity, thoughtful conservatism, or religious orthodoxy of the late Pontiff in order to acknowledge that his Pontificate, by all accounts, was a glorious failure. Yes, he aided in the fall of Eastern European Communism, but the Pope of Rome is not primarily a mover and shaker of state politics, but a Christian pastor whose mission it is to save souls, convert the lost, and govern his church in such a way that it resembles, as best as possible, the city on a hill, the light of the world …

Giunta does not want to see the feast day of Pope St John Paul II added the calendar:


Though Catholics and others are loathe to admit it of an otherwise beloved Pope, John Paul II oversaw a church which deteriorated in both its inner and outer life. His callous indifference toward the victims of priestly sexual abuse in refusing to meet personally with a single one of them, and his stubborn refusal to compel the resignation from office of any of the bishops who aided, abetted, and covered-up the abuse, are testamentary to his utter failure: not as a Catholic or a theologian, but as a Pope.

And this is precisely why he should not be canonized. For in the Catholic (and popular) understanding, canonization is not simply a technical decree indicating one’s everlasting abode in Paradise; it is, in addition, the Church’s solemn endorsement of a Christian’s heroic virtue. The question the Catholic Church must ask herself is: Was John Paul II a model of “heroic” papal virtue?

Contrary to leftist media reportage, the late Pope was not an authoritarian despot, bent on enforcing Catholic orthodoxy on an unwilling church. Quite the contrary: theological liberals and dissenters flourished in all of the Church’s structures, from lay politics and Catholic universities, to the ranks of priests and bishops. Not a single pro-abortion Catholic politician has been excommunicated from the church; only a handful of openly heretical priests were asked to stop teaching theology, but were otherwise permitted to exercise their priestly ministry unhindered. The Church in Austria openly dissents from orthodox Catholicism with papal impunity. Fr. Richard McBrien, Sr. Joan Chittiser, Roger Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles, Hans Kung, Charles Curran, Notre Dame University, dissenters galore: the overwhelming majority of prominent far-leftist, theologically modernist Catholic organizations, speakers, and theologians are Catholics in good standing with their church, and are frequently given an official platform at church-sponsored institutions and events. To give just two more examples, several Catholic parishes and universities flaunt themselves as “gay-friendly” in a directory published by the Conference of Catholic Lesbians. These speakers and institutions are in just as good standing with the Church as so-called “orthodox” Catholic pundits and writers.

I don’t endose these views: in fact, it seems perfectly obvious that the reign of John Paul II was one of slowly growing orthodoxy in the Church, nurtured by his Catechism and a series of magnificent encyclicals. And those Catholics who want to draw a sharp distinction between the agendas of John Paul and Benedict are overlooking the fact that the theological direction of the last pontificate owed an enormous amount to the current Holy Father, who would be horrified by Giunta’s article.

Yet this debate is clearly gathering pace. JPII loyalists are also on the warpath. (George Weigel is using the Maciel scandal as a stick with which to beat this administration, not the last one.) So I’d be interested in your views.

Friday, August 21, 2009

AS the pendulum swings the other way!

August 20, 2009
Categories: Misc.

Charlie Cook: Dem situation has 'slipped completely out of control'
Charlie Cook, one of the best political handicappers in the business, sent out a special update to Cook Political Report subscribers Thursday that should send shivers down Democratic spines.

Reviewing recent polling and the 2010 election landscape, Cook can envision a scenario in which Democratic House losses could exceed 20 seats.

"These data confirm anecdotal evidence, and our own view, that the situation this summer has slipped completely out of control for President Obama and Congressional Democrats. Today, The Cook Political Report’s Congressional election model, based on individual races, is pointing toward a net Democratic loss of between six and 12 seats, but our sense, factoring in macro-political dynamics is that this is far too low," he wrote.

"Many veteran Congressional election watchers, including Democratic ones, report an eerie sense of déjà vu, with a consensus forming that the chances of Democratic losses going higher than 20 seats is just as good as the chances of Democratic losses going lower than 20 seats."

Cook scrupulously avoided any mention that Democratic control of the House is in jeopardy but, noting a new Gallup poll showing Congress’ job disapproval at 70 percent among independents, concluded that the post-recess environment could feel considerably different than when Congress left in August.

"We believe it would be a mistake to underestimate the impact that this mood will have on Members of Congress of both parties when they return to Washington in September, if it persists through the end of the Congressional recess."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Priests and Nuns like Latin Mass???

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Priests and Nuns like Latin Mass???

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New Nuns and Priests Seen Opting for Tradition
By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

A new study of Roman Catholic nuns and priests in the United States shows that an aging, predominantly white generation is being succeeded by a smaller group of more racially and ethnically diverse recruits who are attracted to the religious orders that practice traditional prayer rituals and wear habits.(Personally, I could care less if they come from Mars... just give us solid priests and nuns.)

The study found that the graying of American nuns and priests was even more pronounced than many Catholics had realized. Ninety-one percent of nuns and 75 percent of priests are 60 or older, and most of the rest are at least 50.

They are the generation defined by the Second Vatican Council, of the 1960s, which modernized the church and many of its religious orders. Many nuns gave up their habits, moved out of convents, earned higher educational degrees and went to work in the professions and in community service. The study confirms what has long been suspected: that these more modern religious orders are attracting the fewest new members.(A+B=C. Is it really all that hard to see what an absolute disaster the "Spirit of Vatican II" is?)

The study was already well under way when the Vatican announced this year that it was conducting two investigations of American nuns. One, taking up many of the same questions as the new report, is an “apostolic visitation” of all women’s religious orders in the United States. The other is a doctrinal investigation of the umbrella group that represents a majority of American nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

The new study, being released on Tuesday, was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, for the National Religious Vocation Conference, which is looking for ways for the church to attract and retain new nuns and priests. It was financed by an anonymous donor.

“We’ve heard anecdotally that the youngest people coming to religious life are distinctive, and they really are,” said Sister Mary Bendyna, executive director of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.“They’re more attracted to a traditional style of religious life, where there is community living, common prayer, having Mass together, praying the Liturgy of the Hours together. They are much more likely to say fidelity to the church is important to them. And they really are looking for communities where members wear habits.”(It's amazing there's anyone even remotely interested in a vocation at all... considering the caliber/example of the current crop of -- no, maybe I should just leave it at that.)
Of the new priests and nuns who recently joined religious orders, two-thirds chose orders that wear a habit all the time or regularly during prayer or ministry, the study found.

The study also showed that whites account for 94 percent of current nuns and priests but only 58 percent of those in the process of joining orders.(Totally irrelevant in my eyes. A good priest is a good priest, a good nun is a good nun... period.)

Asians and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately represented among the newcomers, accounting for 14 percent, far above their 3 percent share of the Catholic population in the United States, Sister Bendyna said.

Hispanics are 21 percent of the newcomers, compared with only 3 percent of the current priests and nuns.

Of women who recently entered religious orders, the average age is 32; for men, it is 30. But retaining new recruits is a challenge. About half of those who have entered religious orders since 1990 have not stayed, and almost all who left did so before making their final vows.(But of those that left, how many have come from the more traditional Orders?)

“People come to religious life because they feel they’re being called,” said Brother Paul Bednarczyk, executive director of the National Religious Vocation Conference, adding that the purpose of the church’s training process “is to discern that call before a commitment is made.” So “it’s not surprising,” he said,“that you would have people that would leave.”(That, and vocations committees that do everything in their power to discourage anything even resembling tradition.)
Tradition is the wave of the future. I just can't help but wonder how many bishops will purposfully ignore the obvious.

posted by Vir Speluncae (Writter is a reporter for the New York Times

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

THE DEVIL KEEPS TRYING

For all of the Christians who voted for Obama, and the Assistant Pastor? Who stated that we should look at him as a modern day Lincoln?

Obama follows through, files to repeal DOMA
Jim Brown and Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 8/18/2009 6:20:00 AM
A conservative black pastor in Washington, DC, is expressing outrage over President Obama's decision to file a legal brief in support of repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

A new brief filed yesterday by Justice Department lawyer Scott Simpson declares that the Obama administration "does not support DOMA as a matter of policy," and "believes that the Act is discriminatory and should be repealed by Congress." In a written statement, President Obama states that he has "long held that DOMA prevents LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered] couples from being granted equal rights and benefits." (See earlier story) In fact, as a U.S. senator representing Illinois, Obama stated his support for "the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act."


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Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, says the Obama administration's brief is "an assault on biblical, God-ordained marriage."

"Evidently the president signaled to us during the Stonewall celebration, when he had all of the gay activists into the White House and made presentations of what he would do for them, that he values this constituency and he is responding to their urging to accelerate the process of redefining marriage," he points out. "So, I think it is very hypocritical on his part. I'm very outraged."

Jackson is joined in indignation by Brian Raum of the Alliance Defense Fund, who is disappointed the Justice Department is challenging the law which was passed in 1996.

"It's really troubling that the federal government has taken a position that federal policy is bad policy," says the attorney. "Federal DOMA was passed overwhelmingly and represents the prevailing view of the people of the United States that marriage is between a man and a woman and that's the optimal environment for raising kids," Raum contends.

According to Raum, DOMA also provides protection for states. "Well, federal DOMA makes it clear that states have the right to regulate marriage within their borders and that they cannot be forced to recognize same-sex 'marriages' from some other states," Raum explains. "If federal DOMA were to be struck down, that whole area of the law would be in jeopardy."

Jackson says as African-Americans, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder both should know that same-sex marriage is not a civil rights issue, and that opposition to same-sex marriage is not the moral equivalent of racism.

States would be 'sitting ducks'
At the same time the administration has filed papers challenging DOMA, attorneys with the Justice Department are seeking to dismiss a suit brought by a homosexual California couple who seek the same objective. Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, believes the DOJ may be playing political games in arguing against that case.

The government said in its legal brief to the court on Monday that the Justice Department will defend the 1996 DOMA but feels it is unconstitutionally discriminatory against homosexuals. Staver is eager to take a role alongside the Justice Department in defending DOMA because of what is at stake.


"We're asking the court to allow us to intervene on behalf of the Campaign for California Families so that we can literally, aggressively defend this case -- not just be a figurehead, like we anticipate the Department of Justice may ultimately be in this case," says Staver.

DOMA declares that marriage is between one man and one woman. Another provision in the law provides that states are not forced to accept homosexual marriages performed in other states where it is legal. But what if DOMA were declared unconstitutional?

"Then the individual states are sort of sitting ducks," Staver explains. "What would happen is same-sex marriage would rush over the dam of the various borders of the states, so to speak, like a floodwater rushing over the top of a dam, and [it] flood all the other states."

That is despite the fact that 30 states have constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage. The full faith and credit clause of the U.S. constitution would override any state law to the contrary -- even if it is a voter-approved amendment to a state constitution.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

switch hitting is good for a baseball player, but not a politician.

Did you watch the disgraceful attempt by party-switcher Senator Arlen Specter during his recent town halls? Talk about being out of touch with reality! Trying to silence individuals who wish to speak their minds, letting their elected officials know where WE The People stand, is crazy!

Maybe Senator Specter agrees with his own Democrat Party’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called these patriotic demonstrations “un-American!”

Senator Specter may not be getting the message, but thanks to you, the people of Pennsylvania are!

In a recent poll, conservative Pat Toomey leads Specter by 12 points in a head-to-head match-up!

That same poll found that the people of Pennsylvania are against Specter’s party’s liberal government health plan, 53% to 42%!

Yet, Senator Specter refuses to hear from his own constituents at town halls.

Given his massive deficit in the polls, you can bet Barack Obama is going to try and save Arlen Specter. Obama needs liberals like Specter in the Senate in order to pass his big-government agenda. Specter, if you’ll remember, switched parties because he knew he couldn’t win his party’s nomination, and was fearful of the general election as well.

Now, he flipped and even wants to force people into public votes on whether to join unions through the so-called 'Card Check' legislation. All for a few more votes from the left. Talk about political expediency - unfortunately, something we've come to expect from Arlen.

So true, prediction from 1944

http://84rules.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/the-prediction-of-norman-mattoon-thomas-is-coming-true/


Wake up American people of all races, creeds, and status, before it is too late, and all over for our Country!

Pastor Lisante's good friend "Guilty"

Verdict is in on the case involving Tom Suozzi!

Breaking news RE: Suozzi and crew:
Update: Nassau Must Pay Morgenstern $1.8 M

Federal jury finds worker wrongfully terminated after explosive trial; taxpayers on the hook
Written by Christopher Twarowski on Aug 13th, 2009 and filed under L.I. News, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Georgina Morgenstern was fired six years ago from Nassau County. Last week, a federal jury awarded her $1.8 million, saying she was wrongfully terminated. Photo by Ethan Stokes

Federal jurors in Central Islip awarded former Nassau County Planning Department Employee Georgina Morgenstern $1.8 million in a wrongful termination suit that included allegations of illegal fundraising and retaliation by the county and a handful of its top employees.

Morgenstern alleged that county resources and personnel were being used for non-county purposes, such as fundraising for Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, and that she was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on the practices, without due process.

The jury found that Morgenstern’s due process rights as a permanent employee had been violated when she was terminated on Dec. 5, 2003. Jurors also found that three defendants—former Chief Deputy County Executive Anthony Cancellieri, former Director of Planning Patricia Bourne and former Human Resources Director John Donnelly—were directly involved in that violation.

The jury dismissed Morgenstern’s First Amendment rights violation and retaliation claims, finding that only Bourne knew of Morgenstern’s complaints.

Morgenstern was awarded $1.5 million for emotional distress and $100,000 in punitive damages against each of the three defendants. Economic damages and attorney fees will total more than $5 million, says Douglas Wigdor of Thompson Wigdor & Gilly LLP, co-counsel for Morgenstern.

“[Morgenstern] feels vindicated, in that she never should have been shown the door in such an expedited fashion,” said Wigdor.“She should have been able to challenge the termination through a hearing, through advanced notice.”

The jury’s Aug. 7 findings came a day after the Press published a cover story about Morgenstern and her mammoth claims [“Skeletons In The Closet,” Aug. 6, 2009], and more than five years after the suit’s original filing in January 2004, also the subject of a Press cover story [“The Whistleblower,” May 26, 2005].

Until the jury’s award, the Press had been the only media outlet reporting on the case.

A detailed request for comment from the Nassau County Attorney’s Office went unanswered as of press time.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Murderers is more like it!

August 13, 2009

Radical NGO Paints Abortionists as Human Rights Defenders
By Samantha Singson

(NEW YORK – C-FAM) In a recently released report from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), the advocacy group is appealing to the United Nations (UN) to formally recognize abortion-providers as "human rights defenders." In "Defending Human Rights," CRR presupposes that abortion is part of the accepted human rights framework and targets legal restrictions on abortion, funding restrictions on abortion and "failure to reduce abortion-related stigma" as "human rights violations."

CRR asserts that abortion providers should be recognized as "human rights defenders" because the targeting of abortion providers directly infringes on women’s fundamental human rights by restricting "women’s ability to realize their right to reproductive healthcare, including safe abortion."

According to the website of the UN Office of the High Commission on Human Rights, "human rights defender" is a term used to describe people who "individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights." To be a human rights defender, a person "can act to address any human right on behalf of individuals or groups" and "seek the promotion and protection of civil and political rights as well as the promotion, protection and realization of economic, social and cultural rights."

Critics point out that none of the binding UN human rights treaties mention abortion or "reproductive rights" and that CRR is using the non-binding recommendations of UN committees and a creative interpretation of existing human rights to claim that there is a global right to abortion.

CRR's interpretation of international law attaches abortion to recognized and established human rights. In the paper, CRR asserts that the human rights to dignity, liberty and security "require that women have reproductive and sexual self-determination." This right to "reproductive autonomy" includes "women’s ability to control the number and spacing of their children," the rights to information, privacy and confidentiality. In addition, the right to health necessarily comprises the right to sexual and reproductive health, including "reproductive healthcare services" – which include abortion, according to CRR.

CRR charges that policy and legal measures to regulate abortion qualify as discrimination against abortion providers, who are acting as "human rights defenders." CRR cites mandatory delays and counseling laws as a human-rights-defender violation that "prohibits" the exercise of providers' "rights to practice."

CRR also seeks to make governments portray abortion in a positive light, claiming that governments failure to address the "deeply rooted stigma" of abortion is tantamount to condoning and encouraging "the targeting of providers for harassment and legal restrictions on their work." CRR also charges that funding restrictions on abortion are discriminatory because they "single out one category of medically necessary services for elimination."

CRR's recommendations include creating measures to increase the number of physicians performing abortions (including by teaching abortion in medical school), advocating the repeal of laws restricting abortion and repealing funding restrictions.

The report is just the latest attempt by CRR to get abortion-providers recognized as "human rights defenders." In 2008, CRR led the charge at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to get abortion-providers classified as defenders of human rights.

So much for the Abortionists and the problems abortions bring

August 13, 2009

UN Health Data Show Liberal Abortion Laws Lead to Greater Maternal Death
By Aracely Ornelas

(NEW YORK – C-FAM) The world's largest abortion provider, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), has recently acknowledged an alarming "surge" in maternal deaths in South Africa, challenging the pro-abortion mantra that liberal abortion laws decrease maternal mortality. Maternal deaths increased by twenty per cent in the period 2005-2007 in South Africa, a country that since 1996 has had one of the most permissive abortion laws on the African continent.

While deaths attributable to HIV/AIDS account for the biggest portion of maternal deaths in South Africa, IPPF acknowledges that a portion of deaths are "due to complications of abortion" in a country where the procedure is legal and widely available.

Developing countries have been badgered in recent years by various United Nations agencies and pro-abortion civil society organizations, including IPPF, to decriminalize abortion as a measure to reduce maternal mortality rates. However, the latest IPPF revelation is the latest fact in a growing body of evidence showing the opposite relationship in which legal abortion and high maternal deaths coincide.

To illustrate, the nation with the lowest African maternal mortality rate is Mauritius, according to a 2009 World Health Organization (WHO) report. Mauritius' laws are among the continent's most protective of the unborn. The report further shows how countries that have decriminalized abortion in recent years in response to pressure, such as Ethiopia, have failed to lower dramatic maternal death rates. Ethiopia's maternal death rate is 48 times higher than in Mauritius.

According to WHO, the country with the lowest maternal mortality rate in South America is Chile, which protects unborn life in its constitution. The country with the highest is Guyana, with a maternal mortality rate 30 times higher than in Chile. Guyana has allowed abortion without almost any restriction since in 1995. Ironically, one of two main justifications used in liberalizing Guyana’s law was to enhance the "attainment of safe motherhood" by eliminating deaths and complications associated with unsafe abortion.

Nicaragua has been in the crosshairs of the international pro-abortion lobby since it amended its law three years ago to grant full protection to prenatal life. Sweden, for example, reportedly cut over $20 million in foreign aid as a result. More recently, Amnesty International issued a report claiming maternal death rates increased following Nicaragua's law going into effect. Media critics, however, have contested the veracity of Amnesty's claims , and Nicaraguan government statistics show a decline in maternal deaths since 2006.

Similarly, WHO statistics for the South East Asia region show Nepal, where there is no restriction on the procedure, has the region's highest rate of maternal mortality. The lowest in the region is Sri Lanka, with a rate fourteen times lower than that of Nepal. According to the pro-abortion public interest law firm Center for Reproductive Rights, Sri Lanka has among the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.

Worldwide, the country with the lowest maternal death rate is Ireland, a nation that prohibits abortion and whose constitution explicitly protects the rights of the unborn

More Lies and Cover-up of the Bills

Obamacare: Physician Worries About the Reeducation Camps for Seniors
Wesley J. Smith
The San Francisco Chronicle carries a helpful op/ed piece by two physicians to day on the mandatory counseling requirement in the Obamacare House bill by physician and USC School of Medicine professor emeritus Katherine Dowling Schlaerth. From her column:

This current legislation…seeks to prevent…costly overuse of health resources through a program of “advance care planning consultation,” wherein those on Medicare, or their families, could meet with a “practitioner of advance care planning” every five years, or sooner if illness supervened. Such an adviser need not be a physician, either.[Me: This is where the assisted suicide advocacy group Compassion and Choices would come in, as it is seeking to reposition itself as an educator of end of life choices]

This specialist would discuss care issues such as “the individual’s desire regarding transfer to a hospital … the use of antibiotics and the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration.” The discussion may, in fact, be triggered if “there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual, including diagnosis of a chronic, progressive, life-limiting disease.” I would be loath to talk a person on dialysis or in a wheelchair from a stroke into forgoing antibiotics for a pneumonia that may itself be treatable.

HR3200 has created tiers of administrators, who do not necessarily have medical experience. They will attempt to facilitate your end-of-life care, probably with the assistance of the electronic medical records each medical facility will shortly be required to use.

These and other provisions of the health choices act frankly scare me. As a physician, I took an oath long ago to put my patient’s interests above all else, but provisions in the bill have a quality of coerciveness that make me wonder if I can fulfill my oath.

She’s right. When taken overall, this bill seeks to destroy the Hippocratic value that each physician give optimal care to each patient as an individual, and replace it with a divided loyalty in which there is also a duty to the public or to society. History shows that once such a dual mandate is instituted, the weak and vulnerable are the ones to suffer. Be afraid. Be very afraid
and do not listen to the LIES from the mouth of
Obama! Ask to see for yourself the written proposed bill before anyone votes on it.
That is the American way, not the Socialists
way

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surprise, It was said by a Democrat!

Nancy Pewlousy calls town hall questioners - Un-Americans

http://americanfuturefund.com/hillary-clinton...

In it, you will hear this quote:

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate, and you disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic and we should stand up and say,‘We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree – with any administration!’”

Do you know who uttered the above statement?

In thinking about it, perhaps it was a conservative who’s fed up with Barack Obama? Or, it simply had to be a conservative Senator who has had enough of Obama’s Chicago-style politics, right?

What if we told you the above quote was actually uttered by Hillary Clinton – in 2003?! This in fact is the case! She says it’s patriotic to exercise your freedom of speech and assembly.

…Now, fast-forward to August 10, 2009:

“Un-American”

That’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says of the demonstrators and protestors at health care town halls taking place across the country.

Who do you agree with?

That’s right – Hillary Clinton was correct when she stated we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration. That is why American Future Fund is encouraging our members to attend town halls across the country – and make your voice heard!

By clicking HERE, you can view a list of all town hall meetings for August - November.

Like Hillary Clinton says – you’re patriotic if you disagree with ANY administration. This includes Barack Obama’s.

Attend a town hall and make your voice heard!

CLICK HERE to find out when and where!

Sincerely,

Your friends at American Future Fund

Why doesn't his superiors take action?

Monday, August 10, 2009

"Stalinist Revisionist-Journalism " is more like it

The Main Stream Media screwed up and told the truth. But don't worry... they've fixed the problem.

Here's what's up -- I used a photo from this article on my last post. That article mentioned a certain Democrat Congressman from Missouri by the name of Russ Carnahan, who had to quite a ruckus at a recent Town Hall meeting. As I was perusing this particular article, I read the following passage;


After the event, five people were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges.
Pretty short on specifics, huh? Given the tone of the article... all those nasty Tea Party protesters yelling and screaming... I certainly got the impression that it was those no-good Right-Wingers who were hauled off to the hoosegow.

So I typed the following words into the Google News search engine: Russ Carnahan After the event, five people were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges. Here's the the exact search result;

"Tea Party" gets attention, strives for staying power
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - jake wagman - ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
After the event, five people — all Carnahan sympathizers — were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges. One woman was sprayed with pepper ...
WHAT!!?? Where did that "all Carnahan sympathizers" line come from? And more importantly, WHERE DID IT GO? You mean those arrested for assault were DEMOCRATS!!??

So I did a re-search with the words; (emphasis mine)

After the event, five people — all Carnahan sympathizers — were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges
And here's the Google News search result;

"Tea Party" gets attention, strives for staying power
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - jake wagman - ‎Aug 7, 2009‎
After the event, five people — all Carnahan sympathizers — were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges. One woman was sprayed with pepper ...
So I hit the link and as if by magic, the words "all Carnahan sympathizers" had simply vanished. And when I double-checked myself, sure enough, the words "all Carnahan sympathizers" no longer existed. Isn't that amazing?

Get ready for THIS -- even when I did a standard web (not "news") search and clicked on "cached", it still came up with the words "all Carnahan sympathizers" deleted from the article. And the cached page did give the provision at the top of the page; (emphasis mine)

It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Aug 9, 2009 09:39:08 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime.
Gee, no kidding.

I invite you to Google both the words Russ Carnahan After the event, five people were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges AND After the event, five people — all Carnahan sympathizers — were arrested on misdemeanor assault and other minor charges.

There's no doubt in my mind you'll see the same dissappearing act I saw. Just go down to the 16th paragraph.

Below is amateur video I found at Examiner.com (Atlanta) of one of those rabid right-winger Tea Party protester by the name of Kenneth C. Gladney being attacked by SEIU (Service Employees International Union) goons - (Warning - Harsh Language Alert)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTXBOgPCh9w&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcatholic%2Dcaveman%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded



And here's more video from Examiner.com showing the purple shirted SEIU members being allowed entrance into this alleged "town hall meeting" hosted by a U.S. Congressman, while the common folk are denied entrance -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ZJhR3T4aw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcatholic%2Dcaveman%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded



Supposedly, the SEIU folks had RSVP'ed. Yeah... right. Who the hell RSVP's to a town hall meeting?

By the way, here's a statement from Mr. Gladney's attorney and friend; (Emphasis mine)

"I was at the event. My name is David Brown. I am an atty in St. Louis. My friend, Kenneth Gladney, who is black, was passing out Don't Tread on Me Flags and Tea Party buttons at the end of the event to Tea Party supporters and conservatives. He was then called a racial slur by two SEIU members. He was then attacked by two black males (SEIU reps) and white male, another SEIU rep., and a white woman. The punched him in the face and he fell to the ground. He was then kicked and punched by all four. One fled on foot, and three were arrested. Kenneth was taken to St. John's Mercy Hospital to the emergency room. He has suffered numerous injuries. For more information, please contact me at PHONE NUMBER EDITED OUT. Thank you."
Hmmm... a Black conservative being ganged-up on by Union thugs. I wonder why the Main stream Media is ignoring this?
Just listen to this God Fearing Pastor is saying on TV

Listen to Rev Manning
http://la-gun.com/email/manning

You do not know what you have elected in Congress,
Senate, and Presidency

Other countries can see right through him while many in our own country are Blind

The Canadian Press and Obama

"A shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head" The Canadian Press.


http://www.thecanadianpress.com/about_cp.aspx?id=104

Obama's White House is Falling Down
By Daniel Greenfield Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the sixth month of his presidency, Obama has turned an economic downturn into an economic disaster, taking over and trashing entire companies, and driving the nation deep into deficit spending expected to pass 10 trillion dollars.

Abroad, Obama seems to have no other mode except to continue on with his endless campaign, confusing speechmaking with diplomacy. It is natural enough that Obama, who built his entire campaign on high profile public speeches reported on by an adoring press, understands how to do nothing else but that.

Ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign dignitaries!

While the press is still chewing over Obama's Cairo speech, this celebrity style coverage ignores the fact that Obama's endless world tour is not actually accomplishing anything. Instead his combination of ego driven photo op appearances and clueless treatment of foreign dignitaries have alienated many of America 's traditional allies. Those who aren't being quietly angry at Obama, like Brown, Merkel or Netanyahu, instead think of him as absurdly lightweight, as Sarkozy, King Abdullah or Putin do.

While his officials carry out their dirty economic deeds, Obama responds to any and every crisis as if it were a Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland musical, with a cry of, "Let's put on a show." Thus far Obama has put on "shows" across America , Europe and the Middle East . And what the adoring media coverage neglects to cover, is that Obama's shows have solved absolutely nothing. They have served only as high profile entertainment.

Neither alienating America 's traditional allies, through a combination of arrogant bullying and ignorance, nor appeasing America 's enemies, has yielded any actual results. Nor does it seem likely to. Islamic terrorism is not going anywhere, neither are the nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran. While Obama keeps smiling, the global situation keeps growing more grim.

At home, if Obama was elected as depression era entertainment, the charm of his smiles and his constant appearances on magazine covers appear to be wearing thin on the American public. Despite the shrill attacks on Rush Limbaugh or the Republican Enemy of the Weak-- the Democratic party of 2009, is polling a lot like the Republican party of 2008. The Democrats have suddenly become the incumbents, and the only accomplishment they can point to is lavish deficit spending, often on behalf of the very same corporations and causes they once postured against.

The European Union Parliament's swing to the right cannot be credited to Obama, though doubtlessly some European voters, seeing socialist economic crisis management on display in the world's richest country, decided they wanted none of it, but it is part of a general turning against federalism. And Obama's entire program is dependent on heavily entrenching federalism at the expense of individual and state's rights. Yet that is precisely his achilles heel with independent voters who are polling against more taxes and expanded government. And no amount of speeches by Obama can wish away his 18 (Actually, as of today –8/9/09- the number is up to 34) czars or the national debt he has foisted on generation after generation of the American people.

That leaves Obama with a choice between socialism and the independent voter. And thus far he has chosen socialism.

Obama's tactic of hijacking Bush Administration era policies on the economy and the War on Terror, and exploiting them as trojan horses to promote his own agenda, have left him coping with a backlash from his own party, as well as general Republican opposition.

His Czars are meant to function as the bones in an executive infrastructure accountable to no one, but a lack of accountability isn't just another word for tyranny, but for incompetence. A functional chain of command is accountable at multiple levels if it is to function effectively. Obama's White House by contrast is in a state of over-organized chaos, the sort of organized disorganization that undisciplined egotistical leftists naturally create for themselves, complete with multiple overlapping levels of authority and no one in charge but the man at the top, who's too busy doing other things to actually be in charge.

Dennis Blair as National Intelligence, who collaborated with the Muslim genocide of Christians in East Timor , trying to muscle out the CIA to create his own intelligence network, is typical of the kind of chaos being spawned by every chief in an expanding government bureaucracy working to make sure that all the Indians answer to him. Similarly the National Security Council wrestling with the State Department, highlighted by Samantha Power getting her own specially created NSC position to butt heads with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, illustrates the state of conflict and chaos in American foreign affairs. A state of chaos so pervasive that incompetence has now become commonplace, and no one can even be found to double check the spelling of a Russian word that is meant to be the theme of American's diplomatic reconstruction with Russia , or to pick out a gift for the visiting British Prime Minister.

The death of Chrysler at the hands of Fiat and the UAW

Meanwhile on the economy, Obama exploited the ongoing bailouts, transforming them from bailouts into takeovers meant to shift the balance of power in what had been a democracy and socially engineer not only corporations, but the lives of ordinary Americans. But the public's patience with corporate bailouts is at an end, most Americans were never happy with them to begin with, and want them to end. The death of Chrysler at the hands of Fiat and the UAW might look like a victory in the union ranks, but it doesn't play too well outside Detroit . And tacking on CAFE standards that will kill the pickup truck and the SUV will badly erode Obama in the swing states, if exploited properly in 2010 and 2012. Despite the constant media barrage, orchestrated out of the White House, the public is growing disenchanted with the performance of Obama and the Democrats.

With unemployment booming and the economy dropping, the jobs aren't there and the spending is out of control. Republicans today are polling better on ethics and the economy, than the Democrats are. That shows a trend which is likely to register in the mid-term elections in 2010, in the same way that the EU parliamentary elections served as a shock to the system.

In the opposition, Republicans are free to embrace the rhetoric of change, to champion reform and push libertarian ideas about the size and scope of government. In turn all Obama has is his celebrity fueled media spectacle world tour. A charade now serving as a parallel to the depression era entertainment that functioned as escapism in a dour time. But before long, it may be Obama that the American public will want to escape from.

A shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head

Obama has tried to play Lincoln, Reagan, JFK and FDR-- but in the end he can only play himself, a shallow, manipulative and egotistical amateur who is in over his head, and trying to drag the country down with him. Obama's White House is falling down and while the flashbulbs are still glittering and the parties are going on in D.C. and around the world, Obama and the Democratic Congress may be headed for a recession of their own.

What don’t the Democrats get?

What don’t the Democrats get? History so clearly spells it out for them....Socialism doesn’t succeed, Communism is a horribly failed experiment, Pacifism never won a war.....hello.....what doesn’t this administration understand??? I’d like to know what college this guy teaches at...HE deserves the Nobel Prize!!


An economics professor at a local college made a statement
that he had never failed a single student before
but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism worked
and that no one would be poor
and no one would be rich,
a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK,
we will have an experiment in this class on
socialism.
All grades will be averaged and
everyone will receive the same grade
so no one will fail alone
and no one will receive an A alone”.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset
and
the students who studied little were happy.


As the second test rolled around,
the students who studied little for the first test,
studied even less for the second test.
The students who studied hard for the first test,
decided they wanted a free ride too
so they studied little for the second test.

The second test average was a D!
No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around,
the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering,
blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings
and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise,
and the professor told them that
socialism
would also ultimately fail
because
when the reward is great,
the effort to succeed is great,
but
when government takes all the reward away,
no one will try or want to succeed.

Could not be any more simple than that!

"The bama Healthcare no one told you about"

Millions of illegal immigrants broke the laws of a sovereign nation! We must go after the purveyors who attract these, poor uneducated people! To be honest I'm fed up with supporting any person, who crosses the border, stays on an expired tourist visa. The corporate world have for decades, dumped these people on the doorstep of Taxpayers. We, as Americans cannot even access, half the benefits that are handed to illegals on a free platter. Don't let the fumblers in Washington weaken E-Verify--part of the SAVE ACT. Politicians must not dissolve such local police laws as 287(g) or severely cut back on lightening raids by ICE. As you read this commentary we have the US chamber of Commerce, ACLU, The Council of Foreign Relations and a whole retinue of business concerns, who don't believe they should be dictated to--BY A LARGE SLICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Our laws have been manipulated for the benefit of ruthless organizations, who runs on profiteering and corruption, with the big fat dollar bill. Alas, it has become--THEM--against us. YES! To a orderly points system for the ultra skilled immigrant, who does not feed at the public welfare trough? But--NO--to the poor, uneducated--who cannot support themselves or their larger families. We must build on the technological illegal worker extraction process called E-Verify. We must rigidly penalize all employers who refuse to follow immigration enforcement. There must be adequate funding to construct more deterrents in the SAVE ACT, to make it impossible for illegal labor to fraudulently bypass E-Verify. We can no longer afford to be a welfare country, for anybody who enters the United States.

The usual imbeciles in the Democratic leadership, Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein and most you can guess for yourself. Now if the Democratic health care package goes through--TAXPAYERS WE WILL STILL BE UNDERWRITING all the foreigners that businesses can use. There is a sordid conspiracy going on with a group called "IMMIGRATIONWORKSUSA" brought and paid for by corporate--CHEAP LABOR--executives.DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SUPPOSEDLY INSPIRE. This group wants the Free movement of foreign labor, across our border without any restrictions All the truth, without the lies at NUMBERSUSA. DO NOT STOP HARASSING THE LAWMAKERS, AS YOUR CALLS ARE REALLY WORKING. Contact your lawmaker TODAY! at 202-224-3121 INFORM ICE IF YOU KNOW OF A PARASITE BUSINESS, UTILIZING ILLEGAL LABOR.



Posted by Brittanicus to save Our Lady of Lourdes at August 3, 2009 6:10 PM

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kneel to receive Holy Communion

Pope Benedict to Catholics: Kneel and Receive on the Tongue Only

Pope Benedict XVI does not want the faithful receiving Communion in their hand nor does he want them standing to receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. According to Vatican liturgist, Monsignor Guido Marini, the pope is trying to set the stage for the whole church as to the proper norm for receiving Communion for which reason communicants at his papal Masses are now asked to kneel and receive on the tongue.

The Holy Father's reasoning is simple: "We Christians kneel before the Blessed Sacrament because, therein, we know and believe to be the presence of the One True God." (May 22, 2008)

According to the pope the entire Church should kneel in adoration before God in the Eucharist. "Kneeling in adoration before the Eucharist is the most valid and radical remedy against the idolatries of yesterday and today" (May 22, 2008)

It is for reason that Pope Paul VI in his May 1969 pastoral letter to the world's bishops reaffirmed the Church's teaching on the reception of Communion, stating that: "This method on the tongue must be retained." (Memoriale Domini) This came in response to the bishops of Holland who started Communion in the hand in defiance of the centuries old decree from the Council of Rouen (650 A.D.) where this practice was condemned as sacrilegious. "Do not put the Eucharist in the hands of any layperson, but only in their mouths." To date this prohibition has never been overturned legally.

Today Communion in the hand is carried on illegally and has become a major tool of the enemy to destroy the Faith throughout the world. For this practice serves no other purpose than to warp our conception of Jesus Christ and nourish a contempt for the sacred mysteries. It's no wonder St. Basil referred to Communion in the hand as "a grave fault."

Thanks to Communion in the hand, members of satanic cults are now given easy access to come into the Church and take the Host so that they bring it back to their covens where it is abused and brutalized in the ritualistic Black Mass to Satan. They crush the Host under their shoes as a mockery to the living God, and we assist it with our casual practice? Amongst themselves the satanists declare that Communion in the hand is the greatest thing that ever happened to them, and we do nothing to stop it?

Hence, the Holy Father is doing his part to try to purge the Church of abuse and we as members of Christ are called upon to assist him. For your encouragement we include the following quotation from Cardinal [Cañizares] Llovera, the new prefect for the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments speaking to Life Site News on July 22, 2009: "It is the mission of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments to work to promote Pope Benedict's emphasis on the traditional practices of liturgy, such as reception of Communion on the tongue while kneeling."

Technically all bishops and clergy are bound to follow the Holy Father's directive on this issue, but in the meantime the faithful are not obliged to wait for the approval of their bishop in order to kneel for God. The directives of the Holy Father are not subject to the veto or scrutiny of the bishops and therefore all pastors and laity have a right and duty to put these directives into practice for the edification of their communities.


And I checked with LifeSiteNews.com and sure enough;

Formerly Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, Cardinal Cañizares [Llovera] is the current Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, that has competence over the way in which Mass is celebrated throughout the world. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI.

The cardinal spoke with LifeSiteNews.com on July 24th at the offices of the Congregation on the Via della Conciliazione in Rome, down the road from St. Peter's Basilica and the papal residence. He spoke about the influence of Pope Benedict XVI, who, he said, has made it a priority to "rekindle in the conscience of all the true sense of the liturgy."

He said it is the mission of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments to work to promote Pope Benedict's emphasis on the traditional practices of liturgy, such as reception of Communion on the tongue while kneeling. In this pope, he said there is hope of a "great new unstoppable liturgical movement."

Our Lady of Lourdes is in Trouble caused by the new pastor

In the bulletin July 19,2009, Msgr James Lisante is trying to bring back to OLL MP
the same people that his actions(or whomever he left in charge) had driven away.
He now is asking the people that like his modernistic approach to our religion, to ask those same people to return. To What? Has he changed suddenly, is the childrens mass restored? Is the statue of Fatima, that was gifted to Oll MP been return? Is the late saturday night confession restored for those that worked during the day Saturday? Is the once a month confessions in the school being returned? Will the Latin mass be rotated as it was before? Why was it exiled to 1:30pm, and not left to rotate with the other masses, was it for fear that others in the parish may be exposed to reverence to our Lord Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul & divinity?
Was there a fear that the parish would ask for more than one Latin Mass on Sunday?
Father Peter of Maria Regina and the Bishop should be notified that the Pastor of
OLL MP is trying to lure away those that are worshiping at another parish because of the actions taken by the new Pastor. The donations to OLL MP have steadily diminished and lately the Pastor of OLL MP is asking the parishioners to contribute more for those attending the school. During these tough times which will be getting tougher as Obama increases the taxes on everyone, not just those that make over $250,000 per year, as Timothy Geitner wants an increase on taxes for the middle classes, particularly for those on Social Security checks to dig deeper.
Had Msgr Lisante left things as they were, and possibly left Fr Mason in charge while he is making his television preparations, and his Radio preparations, and leaving the parish in charge of who know who(I can guess but won't) because he is only around 1 day a week, there never would be a lack of donations, and the Spirit of Our Lady of Lourdes, would still be there.
Bishop Murphy is just a much to blame, as his mind had been made up long before
400+ of us attended the meeting, and voiced our oppinion that we wanted another traditional pastor to take over for Fr Mason.
I had offered Msgr Lisante directly in emails, telephonel calls, letters, (as many of our parishioner had done) in addition to getting the Vicar of RVC to mediate a solution to the problem with what the new pastor had done, all had gone unanswered,
leaving my telephone number for call back, was futile, and one woman that left a letter for Msgr Lisante, was told by him that the letter had been turned over to his team of Lawyers. Way to go Pastor, how loving and kindly you take care of your parishioners, do you know the meaning of the word "Pastor" ? Like the good shepherd
you should care for those in your charge, not ignore them, and leave them to be eaten by the wolves.
How sad that our Catholic Church should be lead by Bishops that are trying to
bring more parishioners into our church by making us into Protestants. Instead you should be leading us into a more faithful Catholic life, by returning back to the pre-vatican II liturgy, with reverence in the mass to the Body, Blood, Soul, and
Divinity, of our Lord Jesus.
Keep praying for our return to OLL as it had been, as people from all over flocked to our parish for truth in the liturgy, not clapping for teachings that we heard, but reflection in our minds and hearts, at the teachings of old.
With broken heart, but not spirit,
Yours in Jesus
Itzik

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

St Michael , Defend us in Battle

"Religion Of Peace" Alert
Maybe the moslems are "just on fire with love" for Pakistani Christian?

Here's some of the article from Spero.com ; (Emphasis mine)

Christians burned to death in Pakistan by Muslims

In a second day of blazing violence inspired by Muslim leaders, mobs attacked two villages in the Punjab region of Pakistan. In the second wave, Christians were burned to death in their homes. One victim was a seven-year-old child.

On August 1, around three thousand violent Muslim demonstrators attacked a Christian community in the town of Gojra in Punjab province and burned 8 Christians to death, including a 7 year-old child. Four women and two men were among the dead, while 20 others were injured. Fires set by Muslim mobs were extensive in the region: on July 31 Muslim marauders burned down two churches and scores of Christian homes following appeals by local Muslim leaders to avenge a supposed desecration of the Koran in Gorja, a village just 3 miles away.

Local mullahs apparently added to the heightened emotions among Muslim believers in the region who were demanding the head of Talib Masih - a Christian who is charged with blasphemy against the Koran. A general strike was called and demonstrations began early in the morning on July 31. Mobs of Muslims marched on the Christian quarter in the village of Koriyan, blocking main roads and the local railway. When armed Muslim militants approached the locale, Christians opened fire. In apparent retaliation, Muslims then burned and looted Christian homes and places of worship. The Muslim mobs also attacked local police who tried to intervene.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Obama Healthcare no one told you about

July 23, 2009

Senator Bayh,

As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the healthcare bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a healthcare system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our healthcare system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.

I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.

Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Page 42 of HC Bill:The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances &a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to you ur banks accounts for elective funds transfer.

Page 65 Sec 164: is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions &community organizations:(ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare!

Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example - Translation: illegal aliens.

Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN &Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members - your Health careWILL be rationed.

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

Page 124 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt Monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association- The Govt will tell YOU what you can make!(salary)

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!
Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k &above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.
Page 150 Lines 9-13: Business's with payroll btw 251k &401k who doesn't provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alienis exempt from individual taxes.(Americans will pay)
Page 195 HC Bill: Officers &employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans finances /personal records.
Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that!
Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors, low income and poor are affected.
Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors, doesn't matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same!
Page 253 Line 10-18: Govt sets value of Doctor's time, proffession, judgment etc. Literally value of humans.
Page 265 Sec 1131: Govt mandates &controls productivity for private HC industries.
Page 268 Sec 1141: Federal Govt regulates rental &purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients- welcome to rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever Govt deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -Govt will penalize you.
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own!
Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.
Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. Can u say ACORN?!!
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.
Page 341 Lines 3-9: Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan.
Page 354 Sec 1177: Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! Unbelievable!
Page 379 Sec 1191: Govt creates more bureaucracy - Tele-health Advisory Comittee. Can you say HC by phone?
Page 425 Lines 4-12: Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life patients.
Page 425 Lines 17-19: Govt will instruct &consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.(assisted suicide)
Page 427 Lines 15-24: Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends.
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced care planning consultant" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOVT!
Page 429 Lines 13-25: The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life!
Page 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?
Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORIGINATION. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based organization. Like ACORN?
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover Marriage &Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage.
Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Servicesincluding defining, creating, rationing those services.
Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.
Furthermore, If you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor/patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.
Respectfully,
Stephen E Fraser MD

Obama is bringing Communistic take-over of the United states of America, if you stand by and let this happen, what you will suffer is upon your own heads!
It is Urgent that you call your Congressmen, and Senators NOW, to voice your opposition to these Communistic takeover of our lIVES