Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Making War On the African Child

Will Nigeria be the first country to be bought with Obama's funding for abortion? The irony here is almost overwhelming, but will it get any coverage by NBC?

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Feast of the Annunciation

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Has it been eighteen weeks of Mondays already? It seems like so much longer. Not that anything he has done has been a surprise, but it does seem that our president is determined to bring the wrath of God down upon our country.

Is it just me, or is there a particular arrogance to some of his decisions? For example, why in the world, when the country is, according to his own words, in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, would you offer to send our tax dollars out of the country to pay for the abortions of women who aren't even American citizens?

And why would you choose as head of Health and Human Services a woman who literally partied with George "The Killer" Tiller, a man who never saw a pregnancy he wasn't willing to terminate, even if it was practically in the last stages of labor and delivery? How's that for a human service?

Unfortunately, our president is only one of what are probably millions of confused "Christians" in this country, whose primary concern is the economy while they are blind to the fact that we are all wading around up to our knees (at least) in blood.

St. Joseph, pray for our president, and pray for us all.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision

On this date in 1857, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott, an African-American slave, had "no rights that a white man need respect." Because he was black, he was not considered to be an American citizen and was not allowed to sue for his freedom.

What does this have to do with abortion? Two things. First, that the Supreme Court is not infallible. Its decision may have been logical, based on the laws of its day, but the laws of its day were unjust. Second, that Roe v. Wade is a similar decision, since it supports the belief that an unborn child is not a citizen and thus is not entitled to the rights of the rest of us. In other words, an unborn child has "no rights that the rest of us need respect."

In 1857, and even into the twentieth century, many educated white people sincerely believed that African-Americans were no better than beasts. Despite clear scientific evidence that all races are essentially the same with regard to innate intellectual capacity, there are still white supremacists who refuse to believe the truth. And despite clear scientific evidence that abortion is an act of bloody violence that takes the life of a human being, albeit a tiny one, with brain waves and a beating heart, with tiny little bones, tiny little fingers and toes, and a capacity to feel pain and to fight for his life, still there are many educated people who sincerely believe this is not true. The truth is out there, but they stubbornly refuse to believe.

At this very moment, across America, there are sonogram pictures of unborn babies taped to refrigerators and used as screen savers, but there are those who choose . . . to refuse to believe. We elected one of those people to be our president. Please pray for him.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Our Sixteenth Monday for Obama

'For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison and visit you?' And the king will say in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did it for me.'

'Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.' And these will go off to eternal punishment . . .

----- Gospel Reading for Monday of the First Week of Lent

Please pray for President Barack Obama, and for all Christians who do not understand the meaning of the Gospel.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26

The king of Egypt told the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was called Shiphrah and the other Puah, "When you act as midwives for the Hebrew women and see them giving birth, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she may live." The midwives, however, feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt had ordered them, but let the boys live.
--- Exodus 1:15-17
(from the Office of Readings, Thursday After Ash Wednesday)

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.
---Deuteronomy 30:19-20
(from the First Reading of the Mass for Thursday After Ash Wednesday)


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday: Lent Begins

Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

-- antiphon for the Miserere, Mass of Ash Wednesday


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Join a National Novena

Catholics for the Common Good is asking people throughout the nation to join them in a novena (nine days of prayer) in support of California's Prop (Proposition) 8, which as you may recall, supports the traditional definition of marriage. Although California voters passed Prop 8, it is now under fire through three lawsuits filed against it. The oral arguments will be March 5, so a novena of prayer is set to begin on Ash Wednesday. Why are the rest of us being asked to join in? For one thing, they need the prayer support badly. For another, as California goes, eventually so go the rest of us, often enough. I suppose we can pray now or pray later. What has this got to do with President Obama? Indirectly, nothing, but what we're seeing with Prop 8 is just the latest battle between the Culture of Death and the Culture of Life. It's all the same war, really.

National Novena for Prop 8 Legal Challenge Catholics For The Common Good