Monday, November 26, 2012

Sterile Nation

Let's sterilize the youngsters, says the US Government.

Chicago Tribune reports:
Wading into the incendiary subject of birth control for young teenagers, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday called on the nation's pediatricians to counsel all of their adolescent patients about emergency contraception and make advance prescriptions for it available to girls under 17.
Greg Pfundstein in NRO writes in "It's All About Sex Not Health":
In summary, the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed a policy universally found to be useless for the purported purpose, namely decreasing teen pregnancy, and has taken the opportunity to sternly remind physicians of conscience of their moral duties to the cult of sexualityism.
Oh, and here's the Truth About the Morning After Pill  to tell you all about Plan B:

Remember, emergency contraception is a mega-dose of the regular birth control pill, one will find that the side effects of hormonal contraceptives include:
Head/Brain
  • Cerebral hemorrhage (bleeding into the cranial cavity)
  • Cerebral thrombosis (blood clot that drains blood from the brain)
  • Melasma, which may persist (skin discoloration; usually dark, irregular patches)
  • Migraine
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
Eyes
  • Retinal thrombosis (blockage of the central retinal vein that carries blood away from the eye)
  • Change in corneal curvature (steepening of the cornea)
Heart/Blood
  • Thrombophlebitis and venous thrombosis with or without embolism (blood clots in the veins)
  • Mesenteric thrombosis (blood clot in the major veins that drain blood from the intestine)
  • Hemorrhagic eruption (bleeding eruption)
  • Arterial thromboembolism (blood clots in the heart)
  • Pulmonary embolism (arterial blockage, usually from a blood clot, that cuts off one lung's blood supply)
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome (closing of the veins that carry deoxygenated blood from the lower half of the body into the heart)
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (kidney failure and low platelet count in the blood)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Brothers and Sisters .... pump up the volume!

"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting."(Psalm 118)

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
thank to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Paris is Marching

According to France24:
"Thousands of Catholics and other opponents of French government plans to legalise gay marriage and same-sex adoption marched in Paris on Sunday, a day after more than 100,000 turned out across France for the cause."
Good for them. Whole story here.

And remember the City of Light has its annual March for Life on January 13, 2013.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

We Choose Martyrdom

In a nutshell that's what the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, is saying in regards to the 2012 elections. We have chosen to take the hard way of fidelity to Christ.

Read the whole thing here and see if you don't agree that is in essence what he said at the University of Notre Dame.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time to rethink the 'Vegetative State" UPDATED

This from the BBC:

A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain.
It's the first time an uncommunicative, severely brain-injured patient has been able to give answers clinically relevant to their care.
Scott Routley, 39, was asked questions while having his brain activity scanned in an fMRI machine.
His doctor says the discovery means medical textbooks will need rewriting.
Read the whole thing here.

UPDATE: Of course you noted this part..
"Scott Routley's parents say they always thought he was conscious and could communicate by lifting a thumb or moving his eyes."
Exactly like Terry Schivao's parents.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Personhood Amendment

What now my loves? Some young Pro-Lifers, like Jason Jones, think it's time to think outside the box. Roe v. Wade won't get overturned. However, personhood initiatives have "across the aisle" appeal.

John Zmirak at NCRegister has scoop where he quotes Jones:


“Now it’s clear we won’t have votes to overturn Roe. So we must focus on the sole means left for protecting unborn Americans: a constitutional amendment defining them as persons. Brent Bozell of Triumph magazine argued back in 1973 that we needed to do the long, slow, thankless work needed to push such an amendment through the Congress and the states. It is time we finally get started on that work.

“Precisely because it’s detached from economic issues, this amendment would gain support (as the personhood initiatives have) from demographic groups who for simple, tribal reasons (like Boston Irish) will never vote Republican. We saw that the amendment defending traditional marriage did well with minority voters in California."


More here about the Human Life Amendment at Personhood.net.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What do we do now?

For starters we have the grace of the Year of Faith.
Lift up your hearts. Save yourself and others.

From Fr. Z's blog:

The last couple days have prompted me to reflect on the Church’s primary job: to keep as many people out of hell as possible.
People will chose to sin, die in sin, no matter what we do to help them to a different course. We must strive to help save ourselves and as many others as possible.

From Matthew Archbold's blog:

Abortion, marriage, and defending life at all stages. Those are the battles that we are fighting right now. Those are the battles that need to be fought now. As Christians, we have promised to fight, we have not been promised a victory here. And while things may seem hopeless at times, it is because we're putting hope in the wrong things. Tolkien wrote: “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Defending the unborn and defending traditional marriage are things I'm glad to fight for. And when I die I think I'll feel glad of my efforts.

And on January 25, 2013 we have the March for Life. Join us!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obamcare


Daniel Foster at NRO writes about what's next:
I was always among those who thought the goose was cooked on Obamacare after Chief Justice Roberts’ gymnastics. But there is still some hope of fighting a rearguard action. Consider three stories out today.
1) Republicans have become the first party in 12 years to hold 30 governorships, having taken North Carolina for the first time in 20 years. They also hold 26 state legislatures.
2) Much of Obamacare’s implementation still relies on the action of said governors and said state legislatures. (Though folks quoted in the story speculate that a lot of hesitant red states will have been chastened by yesterday and come around).
3) But not Missouri, not yet. Missouri has passed a ballot measure forbidding the governor from creating Obamacare exchanges unless enacted by state law, which under current conditions means that there simply won’t be a state exchange.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ditto

Go Vote!

And start reading Jill Stanek's blog. We "ditto" her prayer posted today:

Dear God, 
Please have mercy on us. We don’t deserve it. But please help us. Please stop the angel of death who currently occupies the White House, who supports the unfettered murders of little babies made in Your image, and who shows contempt for your first chosen people, Israel. 
That said, whatever outcome of the election You decide today I accept is the best decision, according to Your plan. I trust You. I love you. 
Jill

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vote!

Still sitting on the fence or thinking of sitting this one out? Read this about "Is there a lesser of two evils?" from the NC Register.

Now go and vote on Tuesday.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's the End of the World As We Know It

A little R.E.M. tune is running through our minds this Sunday, when we read these stories in the NY Post:

Columnist Michael Vaccaro says Mary Wittenberg, NYRR president deserves to be fired for blaming the media for common-decent canceling of the NYC Marathon.
Blame the media? Please. I wish the media could take the credit for making a fool like Wittenberg understand how wrong it was to pursue running this race. The media? It was a public outcry, an opinion raging in the name of common sense and common decency — and flying in the face of the arrogance embodied by the NYRR.
And this story about Nanny Bloomberg's unannounced visit to the Rockaways:
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio added, “We have never seen anything like this in our lives. It’s a kind of destruction you think happens in other parts of the world but not here. This is definitely one of the hardest hit areas in the whole city. It’s like civilization has come undone.”
Yes my friend, civilization has been coming undone in New York City for awhile now. Culture of Death 101 means people = things. People as mere objects.

In fact, NYC has been objectifying people since it legalized abortion in 1970.

Oh wait, the City's been objectifying people since 1916 when Margaret Sanger opened her first birth control clinic at 46 Amboy Street, Brooklyn.

No wait. Let's ask freed slave Venerable Pierre Toussaint, the only lay person interred at St. Patrick's Cathedral in NY.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekend Reads: Count Down to the Election UPDATED

Did you know that...

.... President Obama presided over 4.8 million abortions during his presidency? Read the rest at Lifenews.

.....Attorney General Eric Holders wife, Sharon Malone Holder, co-owns an abortion clinic building run by indicted abortionist? Jill Stanek has the story.

.....in Swing States, Obamacare to Raise Private Insurance Premiums and Drive Doctors out of Medicare? Avik Roy has the story at NRO, read it here.

....Starbucks CEO and same-sex marriage advocate, Howard Schultz, announced Thursday that he is endorsing Barack Obama for reelection? Breitbart has the story here.

....the next POTUS may appoint 3 new Supreme Court Justices? Read it here at Breitbart.


....Under Obama, Food Stamp grew 75 times greater than job creation?



....that you can help Hurricane Sandy victims by donating to Catholic Charities here.




Thursday, November 1, 2012

Repeal Obamacare

Neil Stevens at Red State tells us how to do it:


If we want to defeat Obamacare, it is critical that we elect Republicans to as many Senate seats as we can. The sad fact is that we can’t just get 50 and hope to win on a reconciliation tiebreak vote cast by Paul Ryan. You never know if the Democrats might find an anti-TEA party Republican who oppose the will of the voters and come to the other side. So we need to elect as many Republicans as we can.
That means no Republican left behind. George AllenTommy ThompsonConnie MackJosh Mandel,Tom Smith, and yes, Todd Akin are six key anti-Obamacare votes we need to elect, along with of courseMitt Romney.

Read the whole thing here.