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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

An Interview with Dexter Duggan on the "Family Feud" with James Hitchcock

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Earlier this month I wrote a post about the "family feud" between Catholic historian James Hitchcock and The Wanderer, a conservative Catholic newspaper. Hitchcock's book, Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics, targets The Wanderer (and reporter Dexter Duggan particularly) with a tsunami of criticism.  But the charges, from the perspective of a regular reader (myself), are baffling since Hitchcock implies that The Wanderer and several of her writers, have thrown the pro-life issue under the bus.


The Wanderer is one of the most consistent champions of babies in the womb and those who defend them in the Catholic media. The newspaper also publishes some of the best commentary on Catholic teaching about the entire range of pro-life issues: abortion, euthanasia, homosexual activism and same-sex "marriage", assisted suicide, reproductive technology, etc. How could a Catholic historian get things so wrong?

Maybe liberal Starbucks isn't so liberal after all.

I have to laugh when liberals demonstrate just how illiberal they are. Hey, Starbucks diversity is all about protecting the right to sodomy and gay "marriage," but letting blacks use the restroom when they haven't ordered one of their high priced burnt coffees...that's a horse (or a person) of a different color. I never drink Starbucks anyway, but I am laughing over their moment of negative notoriety! [Note: The police don't deserve any criticism here. They were called by Starbucks to remove the black men from what is a private business. They were simply carrying out the law that gives Starbucks the right to order people off their property.] Let's face it. These days many managers exhibit the snowflake attitude of don't make me feel uncomfortable. Get out so I can drink my latte and hug my snuggie in my safe space. Of course the situation at Starbucks will get a lot more media coverage than the episode in Seattle where pro-lifers were ordered out of the gay coffee shop.

Starbucks Boycott Launched over Racist Episode

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Here's Why We Need Capital Punishment!

7 inmates killed in 'mass casualty incident' at SC prison

Many are probably shaking their heads and saying I'm not really pro-life because I believe capital punishment is sometimes justified. But I believe the state has the obligation to protect her people and prevent more innocent victims from those who clearly cannot be safely assimilated into society and are an on-going danger to other inmates and prison workers. Don't they have rights? Aren't their lives worth protecting?

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Meditation: Control of the Thoughts, a Prescription for Spiritual Health

Today has offered a continual reminder that one of the keys to happiness is to control our thoughts. A constant litany of negativity is the quickest way to discouragement and depression. When I was on Facebook this morning, I came across a video of Zig Ziglar. It intrigued me so I took a look at his bio. His life wasn't all roses and bonbons. His father died when he was only six years old and his baby sister died two days later. His family was poor. He was a salesman who struggled to make enough to take care of his family. And yet, he never gave up and ended up a successful motivational speakers helping millions of people "overcome obstacles." Here's just one short video with an important message about life.

Let's Hear It for Tennessee: Gov Signs Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood!


Tennessee moves to defund Planned Parenthood

They still need a waiver from the feds according to the article and no doubt the well funded abortion giant will sue, but the legislature and governor did the right think and it puts pressure on the baby killers and sends a message. The law is a teacher and this is one teaches that Tennessee favors childbirth over child murder.

So here's a big Tennessee celebration song!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

U.K. Continues to Kidnap Sick Babies to Kill Them!

Baby Alfie Evans, the latest "useless eater"
targeted in the U.K. for death by doctor mandate!
Who has the right to make decisions over Alfie's medical treatment? Or even where he dies? The U.K. says it's judges and doctors. Move over, parents, your children belong to the state and if they don't measure up, it's "Sayonara, baby!" Alder Hey Children's Hospital even put a police guard outside the little one's room to make sure his parents don't remove the baby from their "loving" care.

This little one is likely to end up the same way Charlie Gard did -- dead by doctors' mandate.

If the death peddlers say your little one's case is hopeless, even if you raise money to pay for treatment and have an air ambulance ready to take him to another hospital (like Alfie's parents do) they will kill your child anyway. What do you know about it, you stupid parents? We are the scientists and medical experts and we say it's time to die!

On the Attack in Syria: Where are We Going?

Updating Just War Theory

This article was written before the attack on Syria by the U.S. The talking heads are all yelling at each other. I remember being totally confused about the Vietnam War which was raging when I graduated from college. One of my classmates lost her fiance in the Tet Offensive. I stood in the stairwell at the Main Navy building on Constitution Ave. in D.C. and watched one of the anti-war marches going by feeling totally confused about the morality of the war.

Do things never change? I hope you are praying your rosary today for world peace.

It's Back: The ERA

Illinois Senate Ignores History, Passes ERA; House Should Not Take Up

Friday, April 13, 2018

University of Tennessee Hosts Sex Week

What a week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville!

"Sex Week" ended yesterday and the students no doubt got big benefits from all the "events" listed in their flyer. I hesitate to post it because of the XXX events of the week, but I think it's necessary for parents to realize exactly what's happening on college campuses today to "educate" their children.

Note Thursday's events beginning with the "Science of Abortion." If you think that's about showing kids how abortion kills babies or the risks to women, you must have just stepped off an alien starship. And just imagine the show and tell at "Toys R Sex." Will they have live demonstrations for that sexshop and the next event which I can't even bring myself to type? Is this why parents are spending big bucks to send their kids to college?

Media Ignores Student Pro-Life Walkout!


Students at 350 schools walk out to protest child killing by abortion

And what's the media response?

.....Anyone?.....Anyone?.....Hear the crickets?....Or was that a yawn?

Silence -- nada -- nothing.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Attack on Humanae Vitae and the Leftist Groups Behind It Today

John Podesta and the "Catholic Spring"
With the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae (HV) coming up, we'll no doubt see many articles reflecting the history of the birth control wars. I read one this morning
describing what was happening in 2012 under the Obama administration. (Here's another.) These reflect not only the impact of the collapse in morality spurred by the 1960s revolution, but more recent Democrat strategies to further undermine morality by manipulating Catholics.

Two generations after HV the smoldering wreckage was being fanned into flames by liberals on the hill using Catholic front groups and the complicit mainstream media who share their agenda.