Sunday, February 26, 2012

Will She Choose Life? -UPDATED

Has Death come to exact payment from the Queen of the Culture of Death? 

The youngest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands may never wake from a coma. A tragic situation. But will the queen choose life and set her country on a different moral path? Her Majesty Beatrix, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands signed the Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide Act on April 1, 2002. 

Can't help recalling Thompson's Hound of Heaven, "All things betray thee, who betrays Me." A good reminder this Lent. Are we, too, betraying Our Lord? 

UPDATE: Upon further reflection, wouldn't it be great if Beatrix would follow the holy example of Hedwig of Poland, Elizabeth of Portugal, Elisabeth of Hungary, and Margaret of Scotland. To whom shall we send this request? JPII? Edith Stein? Terri Schiavo?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Infanticide Comes to England

Police have launched an investigation into doctors who offered to abortion babies because of their gender following an undercover Daily Telegraph investigation. - Telegraph

Is that the reason?” asked the doctor, who introduced himself as Dr Raj. “That’s not fair. It’s like female infanticide isn’t it?”
When the pregnant woman asked if he could put down a different reason for the termination, the doctor said: “That’s right, yeah, because it’s not a good reason anytime … I’ll put too young for pregnancy, yeah?”
The patient agreed, at which point Dr Mohan again said: “It’s common in the Third World to have a female infanticide.”
He then moved on to discuss the abortion process before asking the pregnant patient to book an appointment for the termination the following Monday or Tuesday.
Read the whole thing here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We Are All Catholic Now

We are all Catholic now. We are all Catholic again. We are all Catholic now and again.
This is getting confusing.

Non-practicing Catholic, Glenn Beck, in Rome to met with Church officials regarding erosion of Religious Liberty in the United States and around the world.

Well good for him!

"This weekend, The Blaze has confirmed that Beck flew from Miami to Rome, where he had meetings with prominent Catholic Church leaders. In addition to holding discussions with them about important religious freedom issues, Beck also met with individuals from various countries to discuss the creation of an international Tea Party movement."

Monday, February 20, 2012


Perhaps she doesn't really want him to get reelected.  
Michelle Obama and daughters spending Presidents Day in Aspen.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jim Geraghty Tweets on the HHS Mandate

Jim Geraghty working through the illogic of the HHS mandate. Tweets from February 17, 2012:

Under the Reign of Sebelius, why must we ban co-pays for birth control but not for annual physicals? Vaccinations? Any lifesaving care?
Government cannot mandate copay-free coverage of a widely-used service w/o increasing premiums for all. Stunning how many insist otherwise.

Birth control cannot simultaneously be an inexpensive expense to mandate to insurers AND too expensive for patients to buy themselves. 

 Follow him on Twitter at: jimgeraghty @jimgeraghty

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sisters of Life and the HHS Mandate

As a result, this mandate would coerce each and every individual Sister of Life to betray her religious vows.  We will be forced to pay for “services” that attack human life and deny the truth and beauty of human sexuality.  This would directly contradict our special religious vow to “to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life,” and go against everything we believe in and have devoted our lives to.  To us, it would be comparable to a law requiring a spouse to violate their marriage vows — an unthinkable intrusion upon a sacred promise.
Read all of their response to the mandate here.

12 AGs Intend to Sue Over HHS Mandate

The letter was sent to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebilius, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

It was signed by Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, who was joined by the attorneys general of Texas, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Colorado.

Bruning and his fellow attorneys general said that they are “deeply troubled” by the mandate’s “unprecedented coercion of organizations and individuals to act contrary to their religious beliefs.”

Read more.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Na Péindlíthe. Are they coming next?

Na Péindlíthe. Irish Penal Laws. The Anchoress, herself, turns her attention to them as she is reminded that this is how tyrants rule.
Well, t’was ever thus, wasn’t it? They’ll be going after the home-schoolers, the crisis pregnancy centers next. And it will go on from there. This is what elites do when they wish to maintain power over folks who have the actual arguments against their doing so:
**Exclusion of Catholics from most public offices
**Ban on intermarriage with Protestants; repealed 1778
**Catholics barred from holding firearms or serving in the
**Ban on Catholics buying land under a lease of more than 31 years; repealed 1778.
**Ban on custody of orphans being granted to Catholics on pain of 500 pounds that was to be donated to the Blue Coat hospital in Dublin.
**Ban on Catholics inheriting Protestant land
**Prohibition on Catholics owning a horse valued at over £5 (in order to keep horses suitable for military activity out of the majority’s hands)
**’No person of the popish religion shall publicly or in private houses teach school, or instruct youth in learning within this realm’ upon pain of twenty pounds fine and three months in prison for every such offence.

 Read it all here. 

Do You Believe In Coincidences?

Remember when George Stephanopoulos, at the New Hampshire Republican debate on January 7, brought up and harped on whether the candidates thought states could ban contraception?
Read the rest at Legalinsurrection

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Public Service Reminder: Vichy vs God's Servant

Lord Neville "Peace in Our Time" Chamberlain 
St. Thomas "God's Servant First" More

                          Paul Scofield as St. Thomas More in Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons."

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vichy Catholics

Red State on point with "Return of the Vichy Catholics":
...Again and again we are seeing this behavior by a disturbing number of Catholics who really should know better. Their romance with Obama has become their lodestar and if endorsing abortion and inviting someone who declared that killing a child who had survived an abortion was just dandy to give a commencement address at Notre Dame was what it took to get that leg tingling then so be it.
These people may not yet be as vile as the kapos who led fellow prisoners to the gas chambers but they are certainly the philosophical fellow travelers of Pierre Laval and Vidkun Quisling.

Nothing Has Changed...

posted by Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO
From a release:
 “This is a false ‘compromise’ designed to protect the President’s re-election chances, not to protect the right of conscience,” says Hannah Smith, Senior Legal Counsel for The Becket Fund. “Hundreds, if not thousands, of religious institutions are still left out in the cold and will be forced to violate their religious convictions

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stop the Contraception Mandate

EWTN Sues U.S. Government To Stop Contraception Mandate
Network Asks Court to Stop Order to Pay for Immoral Services
sign the petition here.

He Scores... Tim Thomas shoots for Religious Freedom

So reports the Politico:
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas may be taking a liking to this whole politics thing.
The Stanley Cup MVP, who snubbed President Obama last month and said it had "nothing to do with politics or party," took to his Facebook page today to weigh in on the president's decision to require employers, including religiously affiliated ones, to purchase insurance that covers birth control.
"I stand with Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom," he wrote. Thomas then went on to quote the famous poem, "First they came..." about the failure to speak up during the rise of Nazi Germany.
Thomas's decision not to visit the White House with the rest of his team made big headlines. At the time, he said he chose not to go because he believes "the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberty, and Property of the People...This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Abortion: Sacrament to the Religion of Liberalism

Rush Limbaugh on Komen caving to PP, on his radio show, February 3, 2012:
"Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberalism. Nobody is gonna mess with that money's flow. Nobody is gonna mess with that pile of money. Nobody's gonna mess with that at all."
He says it's a teaching moment. But will we learn?

If you Lie Down with Dogs

Hat tip to Fr. Z, where is what he has to say:
“Komen” apparently was on the receiving end of a mighty whipping.  Private institutions are no longer permitted by death merchants and their familiars to dispose of their money as they please.
At this point, I want to quote Ed Peters from over at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law:
I feel sorry for Komen, they seem like a nice bunch of people pursuing a worthy goal. But now Komen stands as an object lesson for other non-profits: run with the likes of Planned Parenthood for a spell, and just see what happens when you try to go your own way.
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