As we reported last month, a paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics authored by top academics at the University of Melbourne argued that abortion should be extended to make the killing of newborn babies permissible, even if the baby is perfectly healthy.
The authors argued that “both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons,” and that because abortion is allowed even when there is no problem with the fetus’ health, “killing a newborn should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
One particular building, the old Saint Casimir in Pittston springs to mind.
Do you know what's going in there?
A "fine arts center". Do you know what the first show is going to be? A drag show.
Yep. Men strutting around the stage dressed as women lip synching to your favorite show tunes.
The group, Applause Theater will also be holding "childrens programs".
The church has been stripped of nearly everything, the marble steps that lead to the altar are still there, however. One of the principles involved wrote this on "his" Facebook page. I kept the typos for your appreciation:
You'll notice that right after he remarks that he will sell off the remaining marble, he comments on how the Diocese sold off everything first.the marble on the alter, there is alot of money I am going find someone who can get thru the caulkingand cuti it, there nice piece of change for us.This is what's left of the alter area after they savaged as much of the brass and other metals from it before it was sold. I can't believe how much the old owners ripped this place apart.
I know the building has been deconsecrated.
Still, it gets my dander up that this type of activity will go on there right where the altar once stood.
Makes me sick.
Thanks, Diocese of Scranton!
Here's what you'll be able to enjoy in just a few weeks time:
I hear tickets are going fast!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Basically the story goes like this: lesbian and her lover go to lesbian mom's funeral. They tell priest beforehand that they are gay lovers. Priest denies them Holy Communion. Lesbian and her lover go on media rampage. Stupid Bishop takes away faculties of brave priest defending Christ's body and Church teaching. With cowards and heretics like this in the upper echelons of the Church, who needs Obama and his minions to attack Her? We are doing quite well on our own.
Anyway, here is the release from the priest involved. Send him your prayers and your money too, he will need to be supported financially if you can. Maybe a brave Bishop will offer him faculties in his own diocese? Any takers?
Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s Response to the Eucharistic Incident
I would like to begin by once again sending my condolences to the Johnson family on the death of Mrs. Loetta Johnson.
I also feel obliged to answer questions from my parishioners, as well as from the public, about the incident on February 25th.
Here are the facts: On Saturday February 25th I showed up to officiate at a funeral Mass for Mrs. Loetta Johnson. The arrangements for the Mass were also not my own. I wish to clarify that Ms. Barbara Johnson (the woman who has since complained to the press), has never been a parishioner of mine. In fact I had never met her or her family until that morning.
The funeral celebration was to commence at 10:30a.m. From 9:30 to 10:20, I was assigned to hear confessions for the parish and anyone in the funeral party who would have chosen to receive the sacrament.
A few minutes before the Mass began, Ms. Johnson came into the sacristy with another woman whom she announced as her “lover”. Her revelation was completely unsolicited. As I attempted to follow Ms.Johnson, her lover stood in our narrow sacristy physically blocking my pathway to the door. I politely asked her to move and she refused.
I understand and agree it is the policy of the Archdiocese to assume good faith when a Catholic presents himself for communion; like most priests I am not at all eager to withhold communion. But the ideal cannot always be achieved in life.Read more...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
RALLY FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!
FRIDAY MARCH 23, NOON TO 1PM
WILLIAM J. NEALON BUILDING 235 NORTH WASHINGTON AVE, SCRANTON, PA
Click here for a site near you!
The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”
Thousands of Americans of all faiths will be participating in these peaceful rallies, organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to oppose the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.
Religious leaders and other public figures will speak out against the HHS Mandate at each Rally site. Holding signs reading “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” and “Stop the HHS Mandate,” participants will offer hymns and prayers for our nation and pass out literature to the public about why the HHS Mandate is unconstitutional and Un-American.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Cardinal Dolan seems tho think so.
New York City, N.Y., Mar 6, 2012 / 04:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York is urging his fellow bishops to “prepare for tough times” after the Obama administration told the bishops’ conference that it is not willing to address religious liberty concerns raised by its contraception mandate.
In a March 2 letter to all U.S. bishops, Cardinal Dolan explained that White House officials told staffers from the bishops’ conference at a recent meeting that revisiting the mandate or broadening the exemption in order to address “the broader concerns of religious freedom” is “off the table.”
Instead, the administration encouraged the bishops to listen to those who accept the new policy.
“The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching,” the newly-elevated cardinal said.
He stated in his letter that “religious freedom is under attack” and that “we will not cease our struggle to protect it.” Read more....
Monday, March 5, 2012
President Obama Was Raised By A Gay Transgendered Prostitute Nanny!
Ya can't make this stuff up, folks!
The death of conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart is one of those events that brings out the worst in the left. Even I am amazed at the hate spewed towards this man. Read below to see how far it went.
-By Warner Todd Huston
It is sad that to be a left-winger is to be a hatemonger, but the death of conservative media activist Andrew Breitbart has certainly brought out those true colors of the left. The giddiness displayed and cheering indulged by America’s leftists over the fact that Mr. Breitbart died late Wednesday night has been shrill, disgusting, and suffused with the lamentable inhumanity so commonly found in the hearts of leftists everywhere.
It should be no surprise that left-wingers are prone to authoritarian regimes and acts of genocide.
Breitbart succumbed to a heart attack (most likely) as he took a late night stroll around his Los Angeles neighborhood late on February 29. It was only hours later that the cacophony of celebration by the American left began.
The worst example is that of Rolling Stone’s venom-spitter Matt Taibbi who said of Breitbart’s death, and pardon the language, “Good! Fuck him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.”
Slate writer and left-wing infant tyro Matt Yglesias rushed to his twitter account to say that the world was “slightly improved with @andrewbreitbart dead.”
Nobody commentator Jill Kennedy couldn’t wait to blog about how she felt Breitbart was “an asshole.”
Then there is the arrogance of David Frum of The Daily Beast who thinks he is better than Andrew and in a position of passing judgment on the man.
“In time, Andrew Breitbart might have aged into greater self-control and a higher concept of public service,” Frum arrogantly writes. “Premature death deprived him of the chance at redemption often sought and sometimes found by people who have done wrong in their lives and work.”
Well, just for my fellow un-read Catholics, here is what he said about if contraception was allowed, in a nutshell. He said we would see:
1. An overall lowering of moral standards.
2. A rise in infidelity and illegitimacy.
3. The reduction of women to objects of men's pleasure. (and men too.)
4. Government coercion in reproductive matters.
What on this list is rampant in our world today?
Was the Pope right or wrong?
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Lord is saying in a nice way: Be still, and see that I am God." This really "hit home" for me and I needed the reminder! This one I will print and post in several places in my daily life.
As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday.
But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were to busy.
At one point you had to wait, fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair.
Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead.
I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.
I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me, that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't.
That's okay. There is still more time left, and I hope that you will talk to me yet.
You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After a few of them were done, you turned on the TV. I don't know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show.
I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal, but again you didn't talk to me.
Bedtime I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.
That's okay because you may not realize that I am always there for you.
I've got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.
I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation.
Well, you are getting up once again. And once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.
Hoping that today you will give me some time.
Have a nice day!
P.S. - Do you have enough time to send this to another person?
--July 17, 2000
Friday, March 2, 2012
After birth abortion.
Click the link, read the story, listen to the audio.
Pray to God.
Because this is the beginning. Now that a group of immoral heretics has raised the question, get ready. Because this is next.