Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Dehumanization of Innocence


President Trump’s recent assertion that members of  MS-13 are “animals,” has created another liberal media meltdown.  First, his comments were taken out of context claiming he was referring to immigrants.  Although networks were forced into a mea culpa when the transcripts and videos proved them wrong, several newscasters as well as Democratic politicians, including Nancy Pelosi, still  criticized him for dehumanizing the gang.  

These same liberals crying foul for dehumanizing murderers and rapists, take no issue in dehumanizing the most innocent.  If a woman is pregnant and continues with the pregnancy, it's a baby.  Even if she miscarries.  But when she enters an abortion clinic all of a sudden it's a "blob of tissue" or a "bunch of cells,” which includes babies in the third trimester able to survive outside the womb.    

The convoluted mindset of liberals reminds me of the movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but in this case, instead of bodies being snatched, it’s integrity, common sense,  and compassion … and not by aliens but the abortion lobby (who also snatch the bodies of babies and sell them for parts).   It’s all about almighty money and power. 

Liberal mindsets are not just convoluted, but also frightening.  They set the stage for the end-times as described in 2 Timothy 3:  But understand this: there will be terrifying times in the last days. People will be self-centered and lovers of money, proud, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious, callous, implacable, slanderous, licentious, brutal, hating what is good…” 


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Who is Protecting the Flock?



On April 6, 2018, an e-mail was sent out from the San Diego Diocese attaching a statement from the U.S. Catholic Bishops of U.S./Mexico Border in response to the U.S. National Guard deployment at the border. They appear to be concerned the National Guard will be disruptive to communities and dehumanize immigrants, “as if they all were threats and criminals.”

First off, the people who the Bishops are referring to are not immigrants. Immigrants are those who go through the immigration process. Secondly, those sneaking across the border are criminals, they are breaking the law. Many are disruptive to communities by causing a financial burden to taxpayers by fraudulently receiving welfare and food stamps plus free medical care which drives up the cost of healthcare for hardworking citizens. And let us not forget the disruption caused by the drugs and guns being smuggled in, or the crimes committed by gang members and others – theft, rape, murder, etc.

The National Guard is being deployed because our borders are not secure.  It’s not a matter of being insensitive to the needs of those less fortunate, everyone deserves the right to a better life; however, it’s a matter of security and economics.  How many of them are threats … drug smugglers, terrorists, gang members?  How many of them just want a free ride at the expense of taxpayers?  We don’t know

Anyone wanting to live in the United States need to be fully vetted to assure they are not a threat to national security and are willing to go through the legal immigration process like millions have done before; willing to learn our language, assimilate and be productive members of society, not entering with the intention of taking advantage of our overwhelmed social programs.   

With all due respect, the Bishops should be focusing their energy on the citizens in their flock who need help, and not be encouraging law-abiding Catholics to harbor illegal immigrants, as Bishop McElroy has done or labeling faithful Catholics who are concerned for their safety as not acting in a Christian manner. We lock our doors at night, do background checks on babysitters and monitor our children’s activities and friends … all in the interest of keeping our family safe…so why is securing our borders any different?  And if we didn’t care about the less fortunate, we would not be donating to the several charities that assist those in other countries.

They should recall the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: 

It is essential to human virtue that the movements of the soul should be regulated by reason."  (Summa Theologica, II-II, q. 30, c.3)

"Without such regulation, compassion is merely a passion. A false compassion is a compassion not regulated and tempered by reason and is, therefore, a potentially dangerous inclination. This because it is subject to favoring not only that which is good but also that which is evil.” (Summa Theologica, II-II, q. 30, a.1, ad 3)

They also need to refer to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 

2239 It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. The love and service of one's country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity. Submission to legitimate authorities and service of the common good require citizens to fulfill their roles in the life of the political community.

2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one's country:

2245 The Church, because of her commission and competence, is not to be confused in any way with the political community. She is both the sign and the safeguard of the transcendent character of the human person. "The Church respects and encourages the political freedom and responsibility of the citizen."

2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.  Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.





Sunday, January 28, 2018

CATHOLIC LEADER DILUTES PRO-LIFE MESSAGE TO PROMOTE OTHER AGENDA


Auxiliary Bishop
John Dolan
The month of January is abuzz with hundreds of pro-life events to honor the 60,000,000 babies killed by abortion in the U.S. since the passage of Roe v Wade. The purpose of these events is to bring an end to the holocaust and expose the truth of what abortion does, provide alternative resources for those facing unplanned pregnancies and offer healing to those who have had and/or encouraged abortion.   

One of the speakers at a recent San Diego Walk for Life was Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan of the San Diego Diocese.  We are sure the event planners were anticipating an exhilarating and inspiring presentation on the value of life in the womb that would resonate with the thousands in attendance, those reading about it and hopefully reach the hearts of many who have been misled by pro-choice rhetoric.

Instead, Bishop Dolan decided to minimize the pro-life message by telling a local news reporter for the Times of San Diego “In many ways, that’s why I’m here ... This whole March for Life encompasses everything, not just … the unborn, but also DACA."  According to The California Catholic Daily, the Bishop "ended his stage appearance with his typical humor:  Go in pieces.”  

With all due respect to Bishop Dolan, he is way off base.  The walks and marches do NOT encompass everything and should NOT be used for pontificating the pros and cons of DACA.   DACA recipients are not facing death.  They are not going to be ripped from their mother’s womb piece by piece and parted out to the highest bidder.  And, what would motivate him to end his speech with “go in pieces.”  One can only hope he was misquoted (although no one has issued a denial to date) ... as how could anyone consider a comment like that humorous at a pro-life event.  

Because of church leaders like Auxilliary Bishop Dolan and his boss, Bishop McElroy, they are losing respect from faithful followers by misinterpreting the Cathechism of the Catholic church to support a liberal agenda … alienating citizens and legal immigrants.  Now with this little political stunt…..they will be losing even more. 



Thursday, October 26, 2017

No Sanctuary for the Vulnerable

An Obama-appointed liberal judge blatantly violated the Hyde Amendment by using taxpayer dollars to facilitate an abortion – to an illegal immigrant no less.  It’s bad enough the liberals are finding any way possible to void the Hyde Amendment, as indicated by Hillary during her doomed campaign, but then to have a judge put herself above the law, by ignoring it, is setting a dangerous precedent. 

Don’t think for a minute Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers won’t capitalize on the judge’s decision.  We can just see their blood-thirsty lips drooling over the possibility of more victims … from across the border.  Instead of focusing on expanding their deadly services to more minority communities, we can envision them slithering in or near detention facilities.  Then, of course, they would encourage more illegal border crossings, get the ACLU to file suits, then get the federal dollars to make sure the abortion is provided.   (Then of course, profiting from the sale of body parts afterwards.)  

And isn't it odd that liberals love to provide sanctuary to illegals all over the country, give them all sorts of free stuff at the expense of U.S. citizens, yet are not willing to provide sanctuary to the most vulnerable … the unborn, regardless of immigration status?  It’s obvious liberals feel they are the only ones who can determine the value of life.  Children in the womb (especially minorities) – no value/no problem – abort, along with the elderly, seriously ill or severely handicapped – no value/no problem - euthanize or encourage physician-assisted suicide.  

  


Monday, October 9, 2017

LEFTIST DEMAND FOR GUN CONTROL: The biggest hypocrisy of all.




The tragedy in Las Vegas brought shock and grief, but also showed the true spirit of America.  The many stories of heroism by every day citizens epitomized John 15:13:  "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."  No one stopped to ask about political affiliation, race, religion, etc., it was all about saving lives. 

Sadly, the tragedy also exemplified the Left's unabashed hypocrisy. Here are a few statements issued after the mass shooting:



How can a party dedicated to respecting life be complicit in the massacre?  Hillary’s statement is as distorted as her reasons for not being elected.  The GOP not only believes citizens have a constitutional right to protect themselves but also that pre-born citizens have a right to be protected as well. She speaks of unadulterated greed motivated by people who want to sell as many guns as they can.  Gun store owners don't sell guns to encourage murder.  It is not their intent to profit from the deaths of innocent people. Planned Parenthood is the guilty party. They not only sell their products and services to kill, but also profit by selling the body parts.  Their rhetoric about the services provided, safety and no side-effects is as false as claims of a Russian conspiracy.  And Hillary -- we can't believe that one party in the greatest country on earth is totally sold to the abortion lobby and do whatever they are ordered to do, despite the loss of life.  


What has become too routine in America is the killing of innocent babies.  She said a moment of silence will not suffice for the victims of the massacre.  Well, it will not for abortion either.  If we held a moment of silence for each baby aborted since 1973 would be silent for over 100 years. We find it odd one of her webpages claims, “Kamala Harris was raised by a family steeped in the Civil Rights Movement and has fought her entire career for justice for everyone – especially for those whose voices aren’t often heard by the people in power,” and “Kamala has spent her entire career fighting for the voiceless and vulnerable in our society and against those who prey on them.”  She has not fought for anyone except those who can advance her political aspirations.  The voiceless and vulnerable in our society are the unborn.  Civil Rights?  What a bunch of bunk. Black children are aborted at three times the rate of white children; Hispanic children are aborted at one and a half times the rate. Why?  Because Planned Parenthood strategically places clinics in minority neighborhoods.  Ms. Harris is not only a staunch supporter of this deadly organization, she protected them by abusing her power as California Attorney General to impede the investigation into the sale of baby body parts.  


But she is fine with the country being numb to the tragedy of abortion.  The real-time abortion clock (updated continually)  shows 59,831,429 innocent babies lost their lives since Roe v. Wade. Access to abortion, and Planned Parenthood’s promotion of it as the only alternative to an unplanned pregnancy has created today’s culture of death, especially within minority communities. 


Abortion happens too many times as well, Ms. Warren.  We need to have the conversation NOW on how to stop the violence occurring every day in abortion clinics … the violence against babies who can feel the excruciating pain of being ripped from the womb piece by piece (and the organs sold).  


And last, but not least, the biggest hypocrite of all. We cannot become used to devastation? She thrives on the public being used to the killing of babies, which in turn wreaks emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual devastation. She does not care about the devastation because abortion has made her rich – first from the procedure then the sale of body parts.     


We both shed tears for the victims in Las Vegas, as well as those suffering from the destructive earthquake and hurricanes, but we also shed tears for the babies who died today, tomorrow and the days ahead. The value of life is constant, no matter where that life is located – in the womb, a classroom, an office, the inner city, the suburbs, a hospital, nursing home ...  Nor does value of life depend on sex, race, age, financial status, or handicap.

These women are just a few examples of the hypocrisy of the left and their pro-choice community.   



They cry for some but not for all.