Thursday, January 28, 2010
Let me state my position for now and all times. All abortion should be illegal in this country.
Once it is made illegal, it is my belief that any woman who seeks out an illegal abortion and goes through with it should be charged with first degree murder.
That being said, I don't know if the Super Bowl is the proper place to air such a commercial.
To me, the Super Bowl is one of the few moments of escape from the problems that surround us. When I watch the Super Bowl, I can forget for a brief period about hunger, war, and such things. Don't bring them into my football game.
I dunno. Maybe I'm wrong. But I do know that I'd hate to see a pro-death ad during the Super Bowl next year because of a pro-life one this year.
What do you all think?
An atheist organization is blasting the U.S. Postal Service for its plan to honor Mother Teresa with a commemorative stamp, saying it violates postal regulations against honoring "individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings."
The Freedom from Religion
Foundationis urging its supporters to boycott the stamp -- and also to engage in a letter-writing campaign to spread the word about what it calls the "darker side" of Mother Teresa.
The stamp -- set to be released on Aug. 26, which would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday -- will recognize the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her humanitarian work, the Postal
Serviceannounced last month.
"Noted for her compassion toward the poor and suffering, Mother Teresa, a diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary U.S. citizen, served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years," the Postal Service said in a press release. "Her humility and compassion, as well as her respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind, inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to work on behalf of the world’s poorest populations."
But Freedom from Religion Foundation spokeswoman Annie Laurie Gaylor says issuing the stamp runs against Postal Service regulations.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
On this day 37 years ago, seven unelected lawyers (all male) spat on centuries of Western tradition, the plain text of the Constitution, and decades of precedent and declared that there existed in the Constitution a heretofore undiscovered right for women to kill their children in utero. In one fell swoop, one of society’s burning moral questions was removed completely from the democratic process and placed in the hands of a black-robed oligarchy, jealous of protecting its own prerogative and manifestly afraid of “appearing weak” above all things; on at least one occasion it would refuse to reverse itself in order to teach the lowly population to be “tested by following” so that they might know the truth of the unelected Court above all other pedestrian concerns.
Almost four decades later, somewhere around 50 million unborn children have been victimized by the breathtaking arrogance of the Court. They committed no crimes, were afforded no due process or trials at all, and every appeal made on their behalf has fallen on deaf ears. They have been killed in the most brutal ways imaginable, unceremoniously sucked from their mother’s wombs, and carelessly discarded without even the dignity of an unmarked grave. Every reasonable effort to curb the abuses of the system that has produced these gruesome results has been summarily rejected by society’s robed masters. And so the carnage marches on.
The truth that these children are biologically human and biologically distinct from their mothers is beyond question to anyone who believes in the most basic tenets of science. Why, then, are they declared so totally bereft of rights in our society? The fact that a woman can, with the protection of the law, kill her child on the day of its planned full-term delivery, indicates clearly that the only answer to this question is “physical location within their mother’s womb.” If a child is in this place, it may be killed with impunity; if it is in another, to kill it is murder. Even the more generous (but less accurate) characterization of the Court’s jurisprudence as respecting “stages of development” rather than physical location provides us no more satisfactory answer. If a child can be kllled with impunity because it has not reached 24 weeks’ gestational age, why may it not be killed because it hasn’t reached its first birthday? Or puberty? Logic and reason provide no defensible answer to these questions, because in the legalized abortion regime, logic and reason - like science and law - have been sacrificed on the altar of self-aggrandizement and convenience at any cost.
The evil Roe v. Wade has wrought has cheapened and weakened our society. It has decimated minority population growth, especially among African-Americans. It has caused us to devalue the handicapped and less fortunate, as mothers who carry these precious children to full term are now somehow thought to be less responsible for the decision. The damage to the fabric of the family itself - the most basic building block of our society - has been incalculable.
And so today, hundreds of thousands of Americans will march on our nation’s capital to continue our peaceful protest against this policy which has been foisted upon us. And though most of us cannot be physically present with them, we stand with them in solidarity and in spirit, saying a silent prayer together on behalf of the fallen, and in the hope that the guilt of the blood spilt on our land might somehow be purged.
At RedState, we stand in solidarity with them. The question does not and should not divide us along conservative/libertarian lines, for even the most libertarian among us must recognize the right of the state to prevent and punish the killing of innocent humans. And we renew our pledge today and every day to work to support candidates who will do everything in their power to someday bring about the day when Roe v. Wade joins Scott v. Sandford as an aberrant footnote to our nation’s great history.
On this day, we remember the nameless and the forgotten, and we lament our inability to even grasp the sorrow or the extent of their loss. Requiescat in pace.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The liberals were handed a huge defeat tonight as Scott Brown takes the open Massachusetts Senate seat.
Now watch how the liberals try to shift the blame away from Obama's failed policies and purely onto Coakley's terrible campaign.
Liberty triumphed tonight, and this is just the beginning.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Maybe I'm off my game. I haven't really blogged on a regular basis since before Christmas and haven't really kept up on things as I should.
I see that none of the right wing blogs are reporting this - so let me.
Scott Brown, the great white hope of New England is pro-choice.
How do I know? I looked at his web-site:
AbortionSounds like we have another little Bobby Casey Jr. on our hands.
While this decision should ultimately be made by the woman in consultation with her doctor, I believe we need to reduce the number of abortions in America. I believe government has the responsibility to regulate in this area and I support parental consent and notification requirements and I oppose partial birth abortion. I also believe there are people of good will on both sides of the issue and we ought to work together to support and promote adoption as an alternative to abortion.
Is it really that hard to find a pro life republican that can win elections?
While I do not endorse Brown, he is clearly the lesser of two evils, (yes it comes down to that) I still think he will win on Tuesday. At least he has some redeeming qualities.
He will not vote for Obamacare, he will not vote for Cap and Trade, he opposes partial birth abortion, he supports parental notification of minors, plus he supports the Infants Born Alive Protection Act.
And at the very least, any RINO is better than Ted Kennedy.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I did come down rather strong on him, but I have no sympathy for drunken exhibitions. Hopefully our prayers will help him oust his personal demons.
I found this article from multiple locations on the web:
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- A student at a Roman Catholic college has apologized for urinating on a public nativity scene.
Twenty-two-year-old Nathan Strawn said Monday he "was being a drunken idiot" a day earlier when he urinated on the nativity scene in Wilkes-Barre's public square.
Strawn is charged with public drunkenness, indecent exposure, open lewdness and desecration of venerated objects. He says he plans to plead guilty at a Jan. 20 preliminary hearing.
Strawn met with officials King's College in Wilkes-Barre on Monday. A school spokesman says Strawn faces punishment ranging from a warning to expulsion.
Strawn has vowed to quit drinking.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I really hate to get all riled up on the evening before my new baby enters this world, but it would seem there is another King's College student begging to receive my coveted award.
Meet Nathan Strawn.
He thought it would be cool to piss all over the Nativity on display on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre.
I hope Kings has the balls to boot this punk-ass right out of school. But I'm not holding my breath.
Here's the story from WBRE TV.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY -- After a holiday season of controversy surrounding one nativity scene in the city, another has been desecrated.
The nativity scene on Public Square is already missing baby Jesus and a wise man. Now, police say a college student urinated on the display, adding insult to injury.
Police say 22-year-old Nathan Strawn, a King's College student, is responsible. It happened just before 2:00 A.M. Sunday. "Actually, I think it's kind of embarrassing for the community and the college," said Anna DelleCave of Wilkes-Barre.
She says she spent years working at a restaurant and bar frequented by King's College and Wilkes University students who would party into the early morning hours, but she says this is too much. "It's not acceptable. It's going a little too far," she added.
"I think it's an isolated incident," said Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton. "While I'm disappointed, I think our relationship will continue in a positive way, and I wouldn't want this to have a bad reflection on our partnership with the schools."
A King's College spokesperson tells Eyewitness News when students break the law, they not only face the legal ramifications, but they can also face student disciplinary hearings on campus.
"I don't think there should be punishment, but I definitely think there should be a public apology, because it's disrespectful," added DelleCave.
Mayor Leighton says when it comes to local college students respecting the city, he believes this incident is the exception, not the rule. He says it's especially unfortunate, because the nativity scene was already set to come down this coming week.
Strawn faces several charges, including indecent exposure, public drunkenness and desecration of venerated objects.
The following is a statement received from the Public Relations Office of King's College:
"King's College, through the Dean of Students Office, reviews student behavior that takes place on and off campus. Such behavior that is described in the report not only is a criminal violation of the law but is an affront to the mission of King's College and a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Such behavior will be addressed swiftly by the Student Affairs Office in a manner that is fitting the seriousness of the offense to the College and Wilkes-Barre community."
If you would like to let this fellow know what you think of him, he may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 8, 2010
I've also had postings demonstrating how that 'peace' is directly related to their percentage of the population.
It would seem that for some reason Malaysian Christians have begun using the word 'Allah', with the result that the Muslims are of course, outraged, and have predictably begun fire-bombing Malaysian churches.
From Fox News:
The government says Allah, an Arabic word that predates Islam, is exclusive to the faith and by extension to Malays. It refuses to make an exception, even though the Herald's Malay edition is read only by Christian indigenous tribes in the remote states of Sabah and Sarawak.Did you get that? Muslims will fight to the death over a word.
At Friday prayers at two main mosques in downtown Kuala Lumpur, young worshippers carried banners and gave fiery speeches, vowing to defend Islam.
"We will not allow the word Allah to be inscribed in your churches," one speaker shouted into a loudspeaker at the Kampung Bahru mosque. About 50 other people carried posters reading "Heresy arises from words wrongly used" and "Allah is only for us."
"Islam is above all. Every citizen must respect that," said Ahmad Johari, who attended prayers at the National Mosque. "I hope the court will understand the feeling of the majority Muslims of Malaysia. We can fight to the death over this issue."
It's only a matter of time until these same things start happening in America.
When you allow people from the third world into America, you get people from the third world. Which means their attitudes and philosophies. If we placate them now, it'll only be that much easier for them later on.
I think we are in deep trouble.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Did you know that in many places, Epiphany remains so important that it is still a Holy Day of Obligation?
It is not in America, of course, as Americans are considered too cool to have to go to church too many days out of the year, so the Feast of the Epiphany has become movable.
"But, Traddy!" you say, "We celebrated the Epiphany this past Sunday! All is good!"
Is it? Is it really?
This past Sunday, did your priest bless gold, frankincense, myrrh, and Epiphany Water?
After the Eucharist did he bless chalk?
Did he offer to bless the homes of parishioners?
This is just another example of all that we have lost as Catholics since Vatican Council II.
Luckily, one of things you CAN do, (besides join a Traditional parish) is to bless the house yourself if your priest has no idea what you're talking about when you ask him.
Here is the Rite of Blessing for your own homes. You will need Holy Water, blessed incense, and a censor of course. If you are the dad, be sure you say the part of the priest.
Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany
Peace be to this house.
And to all who dwell herein
From the east came the Magi to
During the Magnificat below, the room is sprinkled with holy water and incensed:
My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden. For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name. And His Mercy is from generation unto generations upon them that fear Him. He hath shewed might in His arm, He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. He hath received
From the east came the Magi to
Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead and lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
All they from
Bringing gold and frankincense.
O Lord, hear my prayer.
And let my cry come unto Thee.
Let us pray. O God, who by the guidance of a star didst on this day manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know Thee by faith may also attain the vision of Thy glorious majesty. Through Christ our Lord.
Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee-- Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.
And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the splendor of thy rising, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee.
Let us pray. Bless, O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Thy law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein. Through Christ our Lord.
Bless each room with incense and Epiphany Water. Write the Magi’s initials, connected by Crosses, and the year’s numbers over the front door with the blessed chalk, like this:
20 G+M+B 10
Monday, January 4, 2010
Father Louis Garbacik, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Stanislaus in Hazleton has died of an injury due to a fall. He was one of the few who dared to offer the Traditional Mass on a regular basis in our Diocese, and now he has been called home.
Update from a reader:
Funeral details at St. Stanislaus in Hazleton
Viewing times Tuesday 1/5, 2:00-6:30pm; Wednesday 1/6, 9-11 am
Vigil Mass Tuesday 1/5, 7pm
Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial with Bishop Timlin Wednesday 1/6 11am
Be sure to pray for the repose of his soul.
Wisdom 1:12-14 "Seek not death in the error of your life, neither procure ye destruction by the works of your hands. For God made not death, neither hath He pleasure in the destruction of the living. For He created all things that they might be: and he made the nations of the earth for health: and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor kingdom of hell upon the earth."
|English version:||Latin version:|
|Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy;|| ||Miserére mei, Deus, secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam;|
|and according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies: blot out my iniquity.||et secúndum multitúdinem miserationum tuárum: dele iniquitátem meam.|
|Wash me from my iniquity; and cleanse me of my sin.||Amplius lava me ab iniquitáte mea et a peccáto meo munda me.|
|For I acknowledge my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.||Quóniam iniquitatem meam ego cognósco, et peccátum meum contra me est semper.|
|Against Thee alone have I sinned and done evil in Thy sight; that Thou mayest be justified in Thy sentence and mayest overcome when judged.||Tibi, soli peccávi et malum coram te feci; ut iustificéris in sermónibus tuis, et vincas cum iudicaris.|
|For behold, I was conceived in sin, and in sin my mother conceived me;||Ecce enim in iniquitátibus concéptus sum, et in peccátis concépit me mater mea.|
|For behold, Thou hast loved truth, and the uncertain and hidden things of Thy wisdom Thou hast shown me.||Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti incerta et occúlta sapiéntiae tuae manifestásti mihi.|
|Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed, Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.||Aspérges me hyssópo, et mundábor; lavábis me, et super nivem dealbábor.|
|Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness, and the bones Thou hath crushed shall rejoice.||Auditui meo dabis gáudium et laetitiam, et exultábunt ossa humiliata.|
|Turn away Thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.||Averte fáciem tuam a peccátis meis, et omnes iniquitates meas dele.|
|Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.||Cor mundum crea in me, Deus, et spíritum rectum innova in visceribus meis.|
|Cast me not from Thy presence, and take not Thy holy spirit from me.||Ne proiícias me a fácie tua et spiritum sanctum tuum ne áuferas a me.|
|Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and strengthen me with Thy spirit.||Redde mihi laetitiam salutáris tui et spiritu principáli confirma me.|
|I will teach the unjust Thy ways, and the wicked shall be converted to Thee.||Docébo iníquos vias tuas, et ímpii ad te converténtur.|
|Deliver me from blood guilt, O God, the God of my salvation , and my tongue shall extol Thy justice.||Libera me de sanguínibus, Deus, Deus salútis meae, et exsultábit lingua mea iustítiam tuam.|
|Thou shalt open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.||Dómine, lábia mea apéries, et os meum annuntiábit laudem tuam.|
|For if Thou didst desire sacrifice, I would have indeed given it, with a burnt offering Thou art not pleased.||Quóniam si voluísses sacrifícium, dedíssem útique, holocáustis non delectáberis.|
|A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit, a contrite and humbled heart, O God, Thou shalt not despise.||Sacrifícium Deo spíritus contribulátus, cor contrítum et humiliátum, Deus, non despicies.|
|Deal favorably, O Lord, in Thy good will with Sion that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.||Benigne fac, Dómine, in bona voluntáte tua Sion, ut aedificéntur muri Ierúsalem.|
|Then shalt Thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings, then shall they lay calves upon Thy altar.||Tunc acceptábis sacrifícium iustítiae, oblationes et holocáusta; tunc impónent super altáre tuum vitulos.|
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Section 2 of the norms says:
The Musical Chapel of St. Peter’s Basilica follows the norms of the Magisterium of
the Church regarding liturgical song, and especially the Chirograph of John Paul II
and the latest pronouncements of Benedict XVI in the matter of liturgical music.
It's too bad that most parishes across America fail to follow the Vatican's lead where liturgy is concerned.
In case any music directors stop by, here are the chants they use and when they are sung.
As a general norm, the chants from the Ordinary to be execute are:
Sundays of Advent: Missa XVII Credo IV
Sundays of Christmas: Missa IX Credo IV
Sundays of Lent: Missa XVII Credo IV
Sundays of Easter: Missa I Credo III
Sundays of Ordinary Time: Missa XI Credo I
Feasts of Ordinary Time: Missa VIII Credo III
Feasts of the B.V. Mary: Missa IX Credo IV
Feasts of the Apostles: Missa IV Credo III
So why not try what the Vatican recommends instead of turning to that OCP (the largest purveyor of bad music in America) missalette . You'll make Traddy smile if you do!
I have come to the conclusion that we have a troll here.
According to Wikipedia:
In internet slang a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
From now on, I will not allow anyone to consistently make defamatory comments or attempt to get my dander up repeatedly. Sorry, but if that's your goal, go find someone else's time to waste.
That's all. God bless and have a nice day!