Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, from all of us to all of you!


More about this Byzantine Hymn of the Nativity here.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

O King and Lawgiver, O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel: “O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.” Isaiah had prophesied, “The Lord himself will give you this sign: the Virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”
Last day of the O Antiphons.

King and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free.

Unfortunately, many people chose Obama and Obamacare as their savior.
One writer, Justin Binik-Thomas, discusses how under Obamacare his daughter will be denied optimal medical treatment. This will be true for many, many children and adults in the Obamacare future.

The article here at PJMedia. And a follow up interview here


Saturday, December 22, 2012

O King of Nations, O Rex Gentium

O Rex Gentium: “O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.” Isaiah had prophesied, “For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.” (9:5), and “He shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.” (2:4) .
O Antiphons here.

Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.


Over the Counter Oral Contraceptives are BAD for Women’s Health


Many doctors have noted increasing numbers of young women in their practice with breast and cervical cancers attributable to oral contraceptives. Much of the data on OCPs note that women who take the pill before their first full term pregnancy have increased rates of breast cancer later in life. It is also well known that OCPs promote the cancer-causing effects of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) which is a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer.
More here.


Friday, December 21, 2012

O Radiant Dawn, O Oriens

O Oriens: “O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.” Isaiah had prophesied, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shown.” (9:1).
More about O Antiphons here.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light..and it is this, children are the future!
Russia's new 3 Child Policy. Snippet:

Putin took the occasion of his annual State of the Nation address to issue a call for more children. “The three child family should become the norm in Russia,” he declared. Since the average Russian woman has only one child, this would mean a considerable increase in fertility. Along with encouraging Russian women to have more children, he said, Russia must also look for ways to support and help them once they have had the children.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

O Key of David, O Clavis David

O Antiphons continued.
O Clavis David: “O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of Heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom.” Isaiah had prophesied, AI will place the Key of the House of David on His shoulder; when he opens, no one will shut, when he shuts, no one will open.” (22:22), and “His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David’s throne, and over His kingdom, which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice, both now and forever.” (9:6)

The shadow of death by so-called Mercy Killing is descending on Belgium and France.
Son of David, save us.

Mercy Killing Madness in Belgium which looks to kill, er euthanize, minors and those who suffer from alzheimers. 

Meanwhile in France, they want to "accelerate" death. Ah, those Death Panels, always looking for ways to save money.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

O Root of Jesse, O Radix Jesse

O Antiphons, 3rd day.
“O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.”
Come to our aid! In so many places we are finally down to one. Let's have none.

Down to one abortion clinic in...
New Orleans, LA

Birmingham, AL

Mississippi... and it may soon close says Katrina Trinko at NRO

In Mississippi, there’s only one abortion clinic remaining — and because of a law passed earlier this year that is designed to protect women’s health, it may soon close.
In April, Mississippi passed a law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. However, at the one remaining abortion facility — Jackson Women’s Health Organization — there are three doctors, and only one has admitting privileges.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

O Lord, O Adonai

Second day of the O Antiphons.

Archdiocese of New Orleans responds to Gov. Jindal's op-ed piece.
“The Archdiocese of New Orleans disagrees with Governor Jindal’s stance on this issue, as the use of birth control and contraceptives are against Catholic Church teaching,” Sarah Comiskey McDonald, communications director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, told EWTN News Dec. 14.
Robert Tasman, associate director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, also echoed the archdiocese’s statement.
Read the news report here.

Related item: New Orleans has only 1 remaining abortion clinic, down from 7. May they soon have 0 clinics. Story here at Lifenews.



Monday, December 17, 2012

O Wisdom, O Sapientia

Some Rush wisdom for this first day of the "O"Antiphons:
I don't believe that you can have a culture, a society where over a million babies are aborted every year and not have a dwindling respect for the sanctity of life.  I don't think you can have a culture which talks about euthanasia, the Jack Kevorkian story that was big for a while, killing people later in life for the convenience of the living.  I just don't believe that a society which can so easily kill for the convenience of the living can do that without suffering some real consequences when it comes to the sanctity of life. -Rush Limbaugh Show, 17 December 2012.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Weekend Read: Gaudete Sunday Edition

Some things to ponder over the weekend. Some may lift your heart others may just make you, well, think some more about things. Anyhow, interesting ideas regarding the Culture Wars.

John Hayward pens "Buying into the Culture War" after reading Glenn Reynold's recent article, "Where big GOP bucks could matter" in the NY Post.

Hayward writes,
Politicizing culture sometimes seems repulsive or unfair to conservatives.  We need to get over that, because the other side does it every day, in countless ways.  Those low-information voters tend to be very high consumers of popular culture.  Sometimes it’s the only medium for effectively communicating with them.  Better to spend a hundred million dollars on that pursuit right now, than on a hundred TV ads they’ll ignore in the fall of 2016.
By the way, Prof. Reynolds (The Instapundit) suggests

Buy some women’s magazines. No, really. Or at least some women’s Web sites.
One of the groups with whom Romney did worst was female “low-information voters.” Those are women who don’t really follow politics, and vote based on a vague sense of who’s mean and who’s nice, who’s cool and who’s uncool.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal suggests in"The End of Birth-Control Politics" in the WSJ, Dec. 13, 2012, that selling contraceptives over-the-counter would poke a hole in the Obamacare birth control mandate and get both government and the insurance industry out of the Birth Control business. Interesting.

We think all of these articles illustrate that the Contraceptive Mentality has won (not that we weren't warned by Humanae Vitae) but now we have to try new ways to win this battle.

Ponder. And sign up to attend the March for Life in Washington, DC on January 25th.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

March for Life Weekend

Some things you can do in Washington DC after the March for Life. We think a nice itinerary could look like this:

January 24th  Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
January 25th  March for Life on the National Mall
                      Rose Dinner
January 26th - 27th Attend the National Review Institute (NRI) Summit in D.C.
                      Featuring Mark Steyn, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Artur Davis.

While you are in D.C. don't forget to set your DVR to record the Walk for Life West Coast on Saturday, January 26th.





Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 March for Life World Calendar

We're trying to piece together a handy-dandy guide to Marching for Life Around the World, so you can participate in person or via prayer.

2013

January
Washington, DC (40th March for Life)
San Francisco (Walk for Life West Coast)

February
Palermo

May
Rome

July

September

December

We know this list is incomplete. Please send your links to Oogedy Boogedy Blog to be included in the calendar.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

March for Life in The Hague

We apologize for letting this slip under our radar. Photos and news from the recent March for Life in The Hague.

Photos on Facebook. And the official Mars Voor Het Leven website.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Daycare Generation vs Childless Generation

Well, we've spoken about the Daycare Generation that pulled it's weight around during our last election, now we probably should turn our attention to the Childless Generation. The high degree of childlessness in America is currently surpassed by Germany. So let's take a look at the outcome:
To give you just one example, Germany has had a higher degree of childlessness than America, and for a longer time. In a 2006 survey of fertility aspirations, 23 percent of German men said that having no children was the ideal form of family life. Think about that for a moment. And now think about what it means for a civilization to have a quarter of its men not interested in having any children at all.
By the way, in case you missed it the outcome is this: end of western civilization as we know it. We're just saying. Read the whole thing here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

In Which We Explain the 2012 Election UPDATED

So here's what happened, this was the first time the Roe v. Wade Generation voted en masse.

The Daycare Generation has spoken and they want the Government to keep taking care of them.

The unaborted/survivor children* of single/divorced moms had their say.
Too simplistic an answer? Don't take our word for it....

Daycare Generation = Low Information Voters says The Hill:
"Low-information voters trend younger and are more likely to be unmarried."
Daycare Generation = Free Contraception Voters says The Washington Times:
"The mere hint that they might lose access to birth control appears to have been sufficient to frighten a majority of American women into Mr. Obama’s protective arms."
[Related items: Obama the One Who Will Save Women. And the sykrocketing Teen Lingerie market says Business Insider.]

Daycare Generation = Controlled by Education and Media Voters says Newt Gingrich:
"all of my career I’ve believed this is a center-right country and that essentially our job was to organize and communicate and we would win.  I believe now, because we have lost the entertainment world, the news media, and the academic world, this is, in a sense, at best a centrist country with a dominant left..." 
"...in terms of people under 30, more people under 30 get news from The Daily Show and Colbert than get news from Fox.  Now, if you’re not in The Daily Show and Colbert you’re not even in their world."
Daycare Generation =  Yearning for Foster Families and Suppressed Masculinity Voters says Camille Paglia
"But middle-class white girls, told that every career is open to them and encouraged to excel at athletics, are faced with slacker white boys nagged by the PC thought police into suppressing their masculinity -- which gets diverted instead into video games and the flourishing genre of online pornography." ....
"The emotional deficiencies in sanitized middle-class life have led to the blockbuster success of the fiveTwilight films as well as this year’s The Hunger Games. Their stars are nice white girls thrust into extreme situations and looking for strength. But the movies are set in abnormal environments of supernatural vampirism or dystopian survivalism. Romance is peculiarly intertwined with bloody atrocities and the yearning fabrication of foster families."...
"Middle-class white girls will never escape the cookie-cutter tyranny of their airless ghettos until the entertainment industry looks into its soul and starts giving them powerful models of mature womanliness."
[UPDATE Related item: new book by Instapundit's wife Dr. Helen Smith, Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters]

* A word about the missing electorate in 2012. Where were all the voters, they keep asking?
We answer:
About one fourth of our generation has already been wiped out, and the executions continue at the rate of over 3000 a day. If you were born after that date [Jan. 22 1973], you are one of the unchosen.You are a Death Roe Survivor. - DeathRoe.com 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pro-Life Rally in Dublin

Ireland Pro-Lifers are standing up for the truth during the current media- manufactured abortion debate currently griping the country.
Over 10,000 gathered outside Ireland’s parliament this week to demand that Prime Minister Enda Kenny keep his campaign promise of 2011 not to bring legalized abortion into the Republic. The crowd included five Catholic bishops, and was organized by a united effort of all of Ireland’s pro-life organizations.
Read the whole thing at Lifesitenews.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Death Panels for Kiddies

Further tales from the fall and demise of the United Kingdom. Now the National Health Care System has death panels for infants and children. Whole story at the Daily News. Here's a snippet:
Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan
  • Practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube being used on young patients
  • Doctor admits starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in neonatal unit
  • Liverpool Care Pathway subject of independent inquiry ordered by ministers
  • Investigation, including child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors' decisions

Monday, December 3, 2012

It Has All Come To Pass As Foretold

This graphic over at Orbis Catholicus Secundus is too good not to share. 
Go to the site to read Humanae Vitae. What, you haven't read it yet?! Get over there!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Walk for Life West Coast Speakers


From Insight Scoop at the Ignatius Press Blog:
The Walk for Life is gearing up for some vibrant speakers this year, including:
· Lacey Buchanan, a young mother whose YouTube video about her blind son went viral and has touched over 11 million viewers;

· Elaine Riddick, a woman who was forcibly sterilized at age 14 under orders from North Carolina’s Eugenics Board, whose goal was to purify the state’s population by weeding out the mentally ill, diseased, feebleminded and others deemed undesirable;

· Rev. Clenard Childress, the founder and director of www.BlackGenocide.org, a website designed to reach the African-American Community with the truth about abortion;

· Kelly and Matthew Clinger, a post-abortive couple who share their story about the heartache and pain caused by life in the music industry, divorce, addiction, and abortion.