Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sexuality and relationship info you can trust from Planned Parenthood ...





Though South Dakota and Louisiana have been very successful in sending Planned Parenthood a very clear message that abortion is no longer [and never was] something women "need," Planned Parenthood continues to send incredibly skewed news letter [note the April 2006 newsletter "Stopping Crisis Pregnancy Centers"] and run sites that purposely send horrible messages to our youth.

For example, this morning, after receiving a Planned Parenthood newsletter, I thought it might be interesting to check the most dreaded and awful Planned Parenhood website on the web ... TeenWire.

For those of you who are unaware, TeenWire "educates" youth by toting the tag line, sexuality and relationship info you can trust from Planned Parenthood. Instead of drawing teens in, that tag line should send them running in the opposite direction ... unfortunately, it does not.

Today's banner [the picture abov is an example of the type of information that TeenWire deems appropriate for teens and visitors to their site. They also feel that it is appropriate to place clitoris tests, animations on how to put on a condom, how to use birth control, a movie called "what's behind the fig leaf and a plethora [by plethora I mean about 90%] of rabidly pro-homosexual information that forces our teens to question their own sanity.

There are over 3, 500 CPC's in America to your 1, 800 abortion mills. Consecrated women sit in adoration for hours in South Dakota for the success of their abortion ban. Thousands of pro-lifers across the country pray day in and day out on front of your killing centers, though rain, wind and snow. But the number one reason why you will ultimately fail is that your message is based on a lie and our generation isn't listening anymore.

Louisiana defends Life

Common Sense

I was talking with someone who described themselves as "pro-choice." More fittingly, however, they were "pro-popular." This particular person's moral dip-stick was nearly bone dry. They presumably held this opinion because it is the dominant theme in the secular media and culture. On a tangent, I find it amusing how the pop-culture preaches individuality and being your own person, but at the same time everyone has to be the same- everyone is the same collective MTV, GAP, etc. Poster-child.

Anyway, we were talking about the bill in South Dakota. The knee-jerk reaction was "it's too extreme". To which the response came, "how? To say that life begins at conception and demands protection under the law, that is common sense." The conclusion for this person was, "Well, I don't agree that babies should be protected under law, but I respect this law in South Dakota because at least it is consistent."

From the story in Louisiana, it seems that other people want consistency and common sense. If pro-life legislatures and lobbyist hold that life begins at conception and is sacred, how can they at the same breath say certain babies excluded or are an exception? It seems a revolution of common sense is about to sweep the nation.

BATON ROUGE, La. The Senate today approved a strict ban on abortion for Louisiana, rejecting a move to add any exceptions except to save the life of the mother.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Thanks to the Bishops, again

The Bishops have spoken.

From the Culture of Life foundation:

Broad Group of Religious Leaders Unite in Support of Marriage Amendment

By Mark Adams

An unprecedented coalition of religious leaders, including 16 Catholic bishops, have joined together in calling for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A letter released this week calling for such an amendment was signed by 50 religious leaders and included clerics from the Catholic Church, seven Protestant denominations, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Judaism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The letter was produced by the recently formed Religious Coalition for Marriage which describes itself as an “ad hoc, interfaith committee of America’s religious leaders who share a common concern for the well-being of marriage in our nation.” The committee was formed in the hopes of encouraging religious leaders to mobilize grassroots support for the Marriage Protection Amendment which is scheduled for a vote in the Senate on June 6.

The coalition is notable for the theological diversity of its participants. In describing its mission the coalition notes that “although we do not share full unity on a host of important theological beliefs, we all agree and affirm – with a united voice – the definition, nature and purpose of marriage”. Among the 16 Catholic bishops who were signatories to the letter, seven are Cardinals. They are Cardinal Edward Egan of New York; Cardinal Francis George of Chicago; Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore; Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington; Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley of Boston; and Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia.

During a media conference call held on Tuesday, Cardinal Rigali acknowledged that with regard to politics the Catholic Church generally prefers for its bishops to teach broad, foundational principles and leave it to the laity to develop specific public policy. But he told Culture & Cosmos that the threat against marriage is so real and immanent that he believed it necessary to advocate the proposed Constitutional amendment. “We are at rock bottom,” he said. “The Church sees this as the only practical way that marriage can be safeguarded and protected.”

In order to advance its grassroots strategy, the coalition set up a website, www.rcm.org, which provides action items, statements of various religious bodies, sample sermons, and other resources for clergy. One of the coalition’s principle goals is to start a postcard campaign in support of the amendment. The Knights of Columbus have already announced that in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops they will be distributing 10 million such postcards. The postcards include a brief statement of support for the marriage amendment and provide a place for people to sign their name, write their address and write the address of their senator. According to a statement from the Knights of Columbus the distribution of the postcards is to be a “major project of the Knights o! f Columbus, and all councils and assemblies are asked to make it a high priority during the next two months.” USCCB president Bishop William Skylsted sent a letter to all US bishops asking them to encourage their local pastors to cooperate in the campaign when", they are contacted by local Knights.

The coalition was formed as the fruit of a series of scholars conferences organized over the past two years at Princeton University and Washington DC. Along with a small number of other groups, the Culture of life Foundation sponsored or hosted each of the three meetings.

Loyola College sinks to new low

From Defend Life:

Loyola College of Maryland has shot itself in the foot once again.

Co-habitation is being allowed in the Loyola dorms according to Dr. Vigen>Guorian, a professor of Theology and Moral Ethics at Loyola College of Maryland.

"Hooking up" has replaced traditional courtship and dating among today's college students says Guorian.

"Hooking up" wrote one of his female students who acts as a dormitory resident adviser, " is basically dating without romance" in which young adults "simply cut to the chase, the sexual part of the relationship."

At Loyola the hook-up is accomodated with what this young woman calls the "booty room."

"We have a designated booty room," she wrote, where a coed can be alone with the young man she picked up in a bar and not disturb her roommate.

Please call Father Brian Linnane, SJ, president of Loyola, and tell him that him that you are apalled that Loyola is not only tolerating but fostering this sexual abomination. His number is 410-617-2201. His fax is 410-617-5196. If you care to write a letter, send it to:

Loyola College
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Give it up!

The Church will not change! The world dumps millions of condoms into Africa- AIDS is still on the rise. Who is to blame? The Catholic Church of course! Duh! What is it going to take? Are they going to saturate the continent with BILLIONS of condoms, continue teach everyone how to act like animals, and remain scratching their heads? Well, they can continue to be baffeled at their tragic failure- but how much longer can they blame the Church?

Below is a good article from CNA, about how the Church will never change- She has received her teachings from Jesus Christ who can neither decieve nor be deceived.

Vatican City, Apr. 24, 2006 (CNA) - An official from the Pontifical Council for Health and Pastoral Care, presided by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán, made it clear today that the recent interview given by the Mexican prelate to the Italian daily La Reppublica, doesn’t hint at any change in the doctrine of the Church on the use of condoms to fight Aids. Read the rest.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Suing the Church

by Archbishop Chaput

Last summer, attorneys in Colorado filed the first sex-abuse lawsuits against the archdiocese of Denver since the national clergy abuse scandal began four years ago. All of the suits involved two men: one, a laicized former priest who left active ministry more than a decade ago, and the other, a priest dead for more than a decade. Several of the suits have since named individual parishes as targets along with the diocese. Every claimed incident of abuse occurred more than twenty-five years ago. Nearly all occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. Read the Rest.

Early Porn Exposure has lasting effects

Recent studies confirming the corruptive impact of pornography on people revealed a growing concern among both secularists and Christians regarding its effect on children, especially if they are exposed at an early age. Read the rest.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Resurrexit sicut dixit!

Take that sin and death! Eat some meat and jellies, and drink some wine!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Have a Solemn Good Friday

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Virginia Abortionist Hands are Tied

Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) -- The Virginia state medical board voted to suspend the license of abortion practitioner Reffat Kamel Abofreka of Annandale saying he failed to provide proper are to women having abortions. The suspension is in effect until the Virginia Board of Medicine has a more formal hearing on May 19. Read the rest.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Full Communion!


Apr. 10 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed the full ecclesiastical communion between the Holy See and the new Coptic Catholic Patriarch, Antonios Naguib. Read the rest.

Happy Birthday Saint Peters!

VATICAN CITY, APR 11, 2006 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, a press conference will be held to present the celebrations being organized to mark the fifth centenary of St. Peter's Basilica.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Maryland Bishops Step Up Again!

Gov. Erlich, of Maryland, is planning on signing a bill that would allow funding for embryonic stem cell research in the state. The three MD bishops, Cardinal Keeler (Baltimore), Cardinal McCarrick (Washington), and Bishop Saltarelli (Wilmington) all signed a joint letter condeming the action:

"Enactment of this legislation means that tax dollars will be used to pay for the destruction of innocent human life," says a letter signed by the three clerics. "Human life is not to be treated as a commodity, as a raw material in science experiments. Taking innocent human life is always a great evil, regardless of whether society as a whole stands to benefit."

Thank you your Eminences and your Excellency.