Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Inspiring Sermon by Fr. Sammie Maletta: What Catholics Believe (Defense of Religious Liberty and Truths of the Faith)

Fr.Sammie Maletta delivers a defense of Religious Liberty and truths of our faith in his homily on October 7, 2012. This should be compulsive listening for Joe Biden who claims to be a Catholic but has supported the most liberal pro-abortion president of all time-thereby excommunicating himself. There is NOTHING more fundamental than the right to life. It even trumps social justice Mr. Biden. This MUST be the clincher when it comes to a decision on how to vote. Over 50 million unborn babies have been slaughtered since Roe V Wade. Yet Biden wants to turn a blind eye. 6 million Jews were murdered by Hitler. What are we to call the murder of 50 million unborn babies? Without life there is nothing. There is a hierarchy of moral values which must govern our vote. In addition Joe Biden supports the HHS Mandate. Indeed many Protestants are vehemently opposed to the HHS Mandate also. The Obama/Biden combination has turned its back on Christianity. Catholics are obligated not to vote for pro-abortion candidates. Is Joe Biden listening?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

US Elections- Abortion: Questions you should ask candidates before you cast a vote

From 15.30 onwards in the video we find how important is is to have a pro-life president. Presidents can sign or veto legislation. So a pro-abortion president can stop a pro-life bill from Congress. A pro-life president can stop a pro-abortion bill from Congress. Pro-abortion presidents such as Barack Obama nominate pro-abortion judges. Presidents nominate Supreme Court justices and judges at the Federal level who will remain at their posts long after a president is gone. On average a president can name 175 judges in a four year term. The re-election of Obama would have horrific consequences for the unborn as hundreds of new pro-abortion judges would be in place for many years.

The president issues executive orders. He submits the budget to Congress. The president can promote abortion overseas. The Obama administration has funded a massive expansion in abortion in parts of Africa and elsewhere. The president appoints 7000 people to posts in the White House, Federal Departments, agencies and advisory panels. These people wield a lot of power. One example is the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius who is strongly pro-abortion. In short presidents wield huge power on the abortion issue. The re-election of Barack Obama would result in a sustained attack on the unborn. Period!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Video:Planned Parenthood Exposed Lying About Abortion Dangers

Learn more and pledge to vote for life at: http://LiveActionAdvocate.org

Lila Rose: "As President Obama campaigns for women voters, one of his top donors and champions, Planned Parenthood, is deceiving millions of American women about the services they provide, their history of abuse cover up, their radical abortion agenda, and just this past July, their unsafe and abusive practices that led to the death of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old Chicago woman."

Washington, DC -- A new Live Action Advocate undercover investigation catches Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion business, lying about recent medical emergencies at its abortion clinics and claiming no women have been hurt there.
The Live Action Advocate video released today also reminds the public about the close political ties between President Obama and Planned Parenthood, which receives almost half a billion dollars a year in government money. Just last week, the Obama campaign released a video aimed at women voters featuring Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.

As President Obama campaigns for women voters, one of his top donors and champions, Planned Parenthood, is deceiving millions of American women about the services they provide, their history of abuse cover up, their radical abortion agenda, and just this past July, their unsafe and abusive practices that led to the death of Tonya Reaves, a 24-year-old Chicago woman."

Live Action investigators called Planned Parenthood abortion clinics with recent cases of medical emergencies and botched abortions in 7 different states asking if Planned Parenthood's abortion practice was safe and if women had ever been hurt at the clinics. Not a single Planned Parenthood abortion clinic acknowledged the recent injuries of women.

See the video in this post.

When a caller asks Planned Parenthood's Birmingham, AL, abortion clinic if when women get abortions at the clinic, "They're not in danger, they don't get, like, injured?" Planned Parenthood responds, "No ma'am, we don't have any type of procedure where a woman would receive an injury." While the Birmingham Planned Parenthood clinic botched a woman's abortion in 2010 while it was on probation from the Alabama Department of Health.

"Our investigation exposes not only how unsafe Planned Parenthood clinics can be for women, but also how dishonest and untrustworthy Planned Parenthood is to the very women it claims to defend," says Rose. "How shameful that two months after their clinic botched an abortion that took the life of 24-year old Tonya Reaves and her pre-born baby, Planned Parenthood lies to the public and pretends nothing happened. When it comes to the lethal dangers of its billion-dollar abortion business, no lie is too audacious for Planned Parenthood."

"Planned Parenthood continues to engage practices that hurt women and young girls, all while billing themselves as the guardians of women's health," says Rose. "Our investigation proves that Planned Parenthood has little regard for the safety concerns of its 'patients' and continues to lie and mislead the public about the dangers of abortion."

Live Action has exposed numerous and ongoing illegal, unethical and abusive activities by Planned Parenthood, including aiding and abetting child sex trafficking, sex- and race-based abortion, and covering up the sexual abuse of underage girls. Planned Parenthood received close to half a billion dollars in taxpayer money and performed over 329,000 abortions in the last reported year.

Live Action Advocate is a 501c4 dedicated to advocacy for the most defenseless, especially those who become the victims of abortion and other human rights abuses. To make a donation or for more information, go to www.liveactionadvocate.org

For further information, please contact Peter Robbio or Kelley Hudak (703) 683-5004 x116 or (703) 683-5004 x125.

US Elections: Video-How Should A Catholic Vote?

Dr. Mark Miravalle outlines the hierarchy of moral values as taught by our Catholic faith and discusses their relevance regarding some very important issues effected by the upcoming 2012 US elections. The abortion issue has been sidestepped by many Catholics including some radical nuns.This is a cop out.The right to life is preeminent.Without life there is nothing.Supporting the right to life is the number one consideration.To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: mary@motherofallpeoples.com

Sal Solo sings San Damiano: Beautiful Religious Song

San Damiano is a church with a monastery near Assisi, Italy. It was the first monastery of the Order of Saint Clare, where Saint Clare built her community. Perhaps one of the most significant aspects regarding the church as well was Saint Francis' encounter with Christ. He had been praying at San Damiano which at the time was a very run down building. Saint Francis saw the figure of Christ crucified come alive and say to him, "Francis, don't you see my house is crumbling apart? Go, then, and restore it!" Afterwards Saint Francis took action to repair San Damiano, although he eventually realized that God's message to him was to restore the Church as a whole rather than literally repair churches such as San Damiano. The cross from which Christ spoke to Saint Francis is known as the San Damiano cross. It currently hangs in the Basilica di Santa Chiara (Basilica of Saint Clare) in Assisi (Source:Wikipedia).

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Blessed Virgin: Pray the Rosary And Fast To Avert War

Divorce, alcoholism and drug abuse, crime, natural disasters, and wars and rumors of war plague us daily. These issues are not just for political consideration. There is another answer. On May 13, 1917, Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus appeared in Fatima and said to three children – Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia - “Pray the Rosary daily for peace.” She has appeared to many visionaries across the world repeating the same message. In Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during an apparition She appeared to a girl, Mirjana, and said, “You have forgotten that through prayer and fasting you can avert wars and suspend the laws of nature."
Continue reading HERE

Video:Medjugorje: A Christmas Story Part 1,2,3,4

Pilgrims see a vision of Our Lady in part one.

Video:Special Signs at Medjugorje

Friday, October 19, 2012

Liveline: Joe Duffy-Time Magazine, Edna Kenny and the FG/Labour Coalition

In penning this, it is not part of my function to defend the FG/Labour Coalition government. It can defend itself. However having listened to a few weeks of Joe Duffy on RTE radio it is becoming glaringly obvious that Duffy has a detestation of Enda Kenny and the government. He loses no opportunity to snipe. We have had regular comments about Time magazine and today we had Kenny “kissing” Merkel. He seems to be obsessed with the Kenny appearance on Time magazine. He has mentioned it so often that he is becoming an out and out bore. We have almost daily wailing from Joe on the state of the economy. Every government cut is outlined by Joe as he seeks to plunge a dagger into the heart of the government. No opportunity is lost to spell out what is wrong since the Coalition government came to power. I have yet to hear him spell out in crystal clear terms that Ireland is spending 41 million euro more daily than it is taking in, in taxes. It has a national debt of c €170 billion. It is reliant on IMF/EU funding to plug the deficit. Cuts and tax rises are essential if the deficit is to be bridged. That’s the economic reality. The cuts have a context not outlined by Duffy. It’s a case of doom and gloom from Comrade Duffy. Today he was joined by Eddie Hobbs who further embellished the programme with a litany of all that is wrong.

Big strides are being made by many Irish companies as the economy rebalances from an over dependence on building and construction. Irish exports are up. There is much to be positive about in the country. One would never think so listening to Liveline.

The Comrade is concerned about the tax burden. In his concern for the taxpayer he never mentions the TV license. Interesting is it not? Our Joe is into populism. He seeks to portray himself as a defender of the middle class. He is nothing of the sort. Duffy was the fifth-highest paid presenter in RTÉ in 2008, the last year for which figures are available, earning €408,889. It is believed that he may have taken a 30 per cent reduction would bring his fee back to €286,222. He is grossly overpaid working 6.25 hours per week. No fear that Joe would work for a more realistic salary. Thats only for the little people.

Joe should have the courage of his convictions and put his name before the people at the next general election. Then the electorate could test his folksy populism. He might have to come up with solutions for a change.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

President Obama: Planned Parenthood does NOT do Mammograms!

Pro-life group Live Action has issued the following statement re President Obama's references to mammograms and Planned Parenthood in last nights debate:
Last night, the nation watched as President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney went 'head to head' in the 2nd Presidential debate of this election. One of the most shocking points in the debate –– President Barack Obama pushed the FALSE claim that 'Planned Parenthood does mammograms.' Well, Mr. President, Planned Parenthood does NOT do mammograms and Live Action proved it. Our groundbreaking "Mammosham" investigation revealed the massive deception of Planned Parenthood in their desperate fight for more tax payer dollars.
Here is the PROOF that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms:

Planned Parenthood CEO Caught Making False Mammogram Claim

Visit Live Action for more details.

Ohio: Catholic Association Canvasses Catholics To Vote for Romney

The former Catholic Outreach Director for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign, Leonard Leo is rallying conservative Catholics in Ohio. Called The Catholic Association, the group is trying to tilt the voting box towards Romney. Catholic voters are traditionally a bellwether group in a presidential campaign. They will be an essential decisive factor as to whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins three weeks from now. Leo argues that those who regularly attend Mass are more likely to swing to the right. He says that Catholics are motivated by concern that the church is being adversely affected by the Obama administration. "This is an administration that publicly makes a distinction between freedom of worship and freedom of religion and has preferred the former over the latter," Leo said.

(Continue reading at Catholic Online for details of the Catholic Associations efforts in Ohio against Obama. Barack Obama is the most liberal pro-abortion president of all time. In addition the Obama HHS Mandate is an attack on religious freedom)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

VP Joe Biden Excommunicates Himself on the Abortion Question

In last Thursday nights VP debate with GOP candidate Paul Ryan, Joe Biden outlined his views on abortion as follows:
"My religion defines who I am, and I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life. And has particularly informed my social doctrine. The Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who -- who can't take care of themselves, people who need help. With regard to -- with regard to abortion, I accept my church's position on abortion as a -- what we call a de fide doctrine. Life begins at conception in the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life. "But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews, and I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the -- the congressman. I -- I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people that -- women they can't control their body. It's a decision between them and their doctor. In my view and the Supreme Court, I'm not going to interfere with that." - Senator Joe Biden on October 11, 2012
Here Biden is endeavouring to have his cake and eat it. He is attempting to ride two horses at the one time. It is a subtle attempt to con pro-life voters. Biden is PRETENDING that he is prolife. He is nothing of the sort. He supports the liberal pro abortion regime of the most radical pro abortion President of all time Barack Obama. His weasel words cannot alter the reality. Biden is de facto PRO ABORTION and anti the right to life of the unborn.
Now lets focus on Canon Law and abortion and its implications for Joe Biden and other Catholic pro-abortion politicians.

Canon 1398: “A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.”

Canon 1329 specifies that accomplices to an act that triggers a latae sententiae excommunication are also subject to the same penalty if “without their assistance, the crime would not have been committed.” Such accomplices include the doctor and nurses who perform the abortion procedure, as well as friends or family (such as the husband or boyfriend) who cooperate in a direct fashion, such as paying for the abortion or driving to the clinic. Also included are the politicians like Biden, Pelosi, Sibelius who supported abortions and/or who voted in favour of them. Biden on Tuesday night supported the pro abortion position. Biden, Pelosi, Sibelius and other "Catholic" pro abortion politicians have excommunicated themselves. "Catholic" journalists who advocate support for abortion or advertise it in any way are also excommunicated.
Biden, Pelosi, Sibelius and other nominally Catholic pro-abortion politicians have jettisoned their beliefs in the interests of political expediency. They have turned their back on Jesus Christ and worship the false God Barack Obama. Unfortunately Barack Obama will not be on hand to help them when they face God's judgement.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Belfast Northern Ireland: Marie Stopes Abortion clinic opens

A Marie Stopes clinic is to open in Northern Ireland and will perform abortions on women up to nine weeks pregnant. It is the first private health centre offering abortion on the island of Ireland. Up to now Northern Ireland -though part of the UK- had escaped the plague of abortion except on a very minor scale.In the last six years there had been 250 abortions under the National Health Service. Northern Ireland is now about to accept the culture of death. Pro-life groups are outraged and will fight this tooth and nail.

Bernadette Smith, of Precious Life in a statement said "I am absolutely outraged. An organisation which is making profits from the death of unborn children is not welcome in Northern Ireland," said Ms Smith. "There will be an outcry from the people, from government and from the churches." Marie Stopes was a racist and a eugenicist and had strong anti Semitic tendencies. To use the name Marie on an abortion clinic is an insult to the Mother of God. Mary gave birth to Jesus. Its now time for the politicians to stand up and be counted irrespective of political affiliation. The right to life trumps all. This clinic must be closed. Future generations will curse us if we do not stand up and be counted.

It is particularly interesting to listen to the liberals in Northern Ireland as they seek to defend the slaughter of the innocents. They have adopted a policy which involves the demonisation of pro-life supporters. Of course this is nothing new. It is the approach employed by the anti life fanatics throughout the world. Pro- abortion supporters today are busy labeling pro-life supporters as "extremists", "right wing fanatics" and "right wing nuts". They have highjacked the English language and turned it on its head. They use sanitised language to disguise the barbarity of abortion. They refer to themselves as "pro-choice". They seek to give the right to kill an unborn child equal weight with the right to life. They seek to make normal what is abnormal, unnatural and against the Law of God. They are busy proclaiming "womens' rights". As far as they are concerned a woman has the right to do what she likes with her own body. The unborn baby is never mentioned. His /her right to life is ignored by the pseudo liberals. In fact pro- abortion supporters are anti life extremists and outside the main stream. How can it be normal for a woman to facilitate the killing of an unborn child?

Abortion is wrong because it is the deliberate killing of the unborn child. Even if a state legalises abortion it is not moral. For anybody who doubts the reality of abortion just google live abortion and look at a video on youtube. Abortion is the ultimate in depravity. What has become of the fifth commandment? Thou shall not kill. “I notice that all of the people who support abortion are already born.” ― Ronald Reagan

The abortion agencies have the whole island of Ireland in their sights. They are targeting the Republic of Ireland where abortion is illegal. Pro-life agencies have been busy preparing the ground for the forthcoming battle. Hopefully they are successful.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Medjugorje: Documents show how communist government repressed visionaries

New documents have been revealed showing how the communist regime of Yugoslavia tried to suppress the movement behind the apparitions of Medjugorje.

In the book “The Mystery of Medjugorje,” the Croatian journalist Žarko Ivković explains how the government would spy, blackmail, and even threaten Church officials, particularly the Franciscan friar Jozo Zovko, who was the spiritual director of the visionaries. The journalist Ivković uncovered these documents by researching through the archives of the powerful secret state security service called the SDB. State authorities considered the apparitions an instrument to be used against the government of Yugoslavia. Evidence shows how the State used wiretapping, blackmail, and created false dossiers against members of the Church and to stop followers of the apparitions. During this time period, Bishop Zanic was a leading critic of the apparitions and according to the book was influenced by these false documents created by the government.

The documents will now be studied by the Vatican commission assigned to investigate the apparitions of Medjugorje, which was created by Benedict XVI in 2010.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Peter Hitchens on Abortion

"Abortion is the only event that modern liberals think too violent and obscene to portray on TV. This is not because they are squeamish or prudish. It is because if people knew what Abortion really looked like, it would destroy their pretence that it is a civilized answer to the problem of what to do about unwanted babies." ~ Peter Hitchens (Via CCBR)