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"The Last Ship" Saves Woman from Forced Abortion to Harvest Embryonic Stem Cells

I'm really enjoying the how on TNT on "The Last Ship." This is the least "Hollywood" show you'll ever see. You'll never guess what happened last week.

Spoiler Alert: The crew of the USS Nathan James had to save a pregnant female crew member from having a forced abortion from a liberal fascist government. You see, they wanted to cut the baby out of her to get the stem cells for a possible cure to a deadly disease that's ravaged most of the globe.

We even got the ultrasound picture with the suspense of the needle coming at her womb before the mom got secretly cut loose from a female nurse and killed her would-be abortionist. Then the good guys showed up and took out the abortion crew other than the nurse who helped the Mom.

And, of course, of the main stars of the show is the great Adam Baldwin. And he's worth watching all the time.

*subhead*Good show.*subhead*

Chris Christie Running for President. What Could Go Wrong?

Man who helped Obama get re-elected to run for GOP presidential nod. Inexplicably polling very low. Currently polling at about 2 percent which was within the margin of error of zero.

No way. Just no way.
*subhead*No thanks.*subhead*

Everything is Not Fine

I woke up this morning with a clear memory of my departed brother's face in my mind. He was smiling. I was so thankful for it because even seeing a picture isn't the same as a clear picture in your mind. So I woke up thankful. And that's a nice way to wake up.

It's an odd thing about losing a loved on. When they pass away, it's not just that you can't imagine them not being in this world it's that you can't understand the world going on without them. I remember when my brother passed away, I walked outside the hospice and was surprised to see cars zooming by and even clouds moving. You can't quite believe everything and everyone is acting like the most important thing in the world didn't just happen. And there's a part of you that can't quite forgive the world for turning.

The hard part is seeing the world not take notice while believing that not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without the Father knowing it. That is the disconnect Christians have with the world. We're called to take part in it but not be of it. But Christians are good at accepting mysteries. It's not without pain but we understand it comes with the territory.

Sometimes when we're in pain we just put a face on and just keep going. Sometimes we pretend so well that we forget we're pretending. Maybe it makes it easier.

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*subhead*A smiling face.*subhead*

NY Times Publishes Papal Portrait Made of Condoms

Hey, remember when the New York Times said they wouldn't publish a portrait of Muhammad because they were all sensitive to religion and all. Well, not so much to Catholics.

In a story about some idiotic museum which accepted a picture of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms, the paper of religious sensitivity showed the portrait.

Now, as Ace of Spades pointed out, they can't say they didn't know it was offensive to Catholics since the whole story is about how it's offensive to Catholics. In fact, the headline literally says "Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI Made of Condoms Draws Complaints in Milwaukee."

The artist hilariously said, “What I want to do is really destigmatize the condom, normalize it."

Ok. Seriously. Could condoms be any more normalized? That's like saying we want to normalize the Foreman Grill or cable television. Yeah, we get it. They give these things away in middle school.

These folks talk out of both sides of their mouth constantly. First they want to convince you that 99.99999 percent of people (INCLUDING CATHOLICS!!!!!) use contraception. But then they create something offensive and say they're trying to raise awareness. Soooo, you're trying to raise awareness of something 99.99999 percent of people use? What?

We all know what it is. Mocking Catholics is always fair. Catholics are fair game. Why? Because they are the current enemy and need to be destroyed.

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee, in a blog post, criticized the museum’s decision to accept the piece, and suggested that artwork about other groups — with Gandhi and an Uzi, Lincoln in Ku Klux Klan garb or Hitler with a scullcap reading the Torah — might not be considered acceptable.

To be fair, I saw "Gandhi with an Uzi" in the movie theater. I'd say it was 2 1/2 stars. Keanu was excellent in it. (C'mon, you don't think that would be awesome?)

*subhead*Put Your Blurb Here.*subhead*

Fr. Morris Spit on While Passing Gay Pride Parade

Read these tweets from Fr. Jonathan Morris and prepare to be disgusted. Most of you know Fr. Morris from Fox News and other television appearances. He's very non-confrontational and kind as you can tell by the tweet after he gets spit on.

And we should expect these folks to not come after the Church, right?


The Upside Down World

Here in New York 1010 WINS radio news is a thing.

I listened to a serious radio news report about the gay pride parade here in NY, you know the one where Father Jonathan Morris got spat on. The story was nothing but supportive of the gay marriage travesty and it concluded by saying "Caitlyn Jenner" was there at a place that had a famous transexual performing while patrons shoved dollar bills into "her" bra. This was the news report.

And on ABC Family, ABC friggin FAMILY, they are promoting a reality show about two transexual dads. Did I mention friggin FAMILY? Produced by Ryan Seacrest.

We are so far beyond the looking glass.

*subhead*Beyond the looking glass.*subhead*

Religious Liberty Concerns Concerning the the Marriage Ruling

I know there's a lot of folks right now saying there's no worries at all about religious liberty concerning the Court's radical marriage ruling.

Now, before the ruling, even the New York Times reported that there would be some issues.

In a recent letter to congressional leaders, officials from more than 70 schools, including Catholic high schools and evangelical colleges, said that a Supreme Court ruling approving same-sex marriage would put at risk all schools “adhering to traditional religious and moral values.”

Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. In a 1983 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a college was not entitled to tax-exempt status if it opposed interracial relationships. Today, over 70 religious schools are concerned that they may be penalized similarly for opposing same-sex relationships. Credit Chris Keane for The New York Times

“I am concerned, and I think I’d be remiss, if not na├»ve, to be otherwise,” said Everett Piper, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, in Bartlesville. “This is not alarmist thinking. This is rational listening.”

The spreading anxiety among conservatives — including Senator Rand Paul, who mentioned the issue in an interview on “The Daily Show” last month — hints at the potential effect of a Supreme Court decision backing the right to same-sex marriage, especially for religious institutions that forbid sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage. It also highlights the political battles likely to follow.

Married housing is one concern identified in the letter. Dating policies prohibiting same-sex contact are another, along with questions about whether religious institutions would have to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.

Legal scholars said the scenario of schools’ and charities’ losing their tax-exempt status over their policies on these issues was unlikely — especially in the short term. But they did not rule it out, based on previous civil rights cases and an exchange during Supreme Court arguments in April on whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry.

“In the Bob Jones case,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said, referring to the 1983 Supreme Court decision, “the court held that a college was not entitled to tax-exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same-sex marriage?”

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., representing the Obama administration, said that was possible. “I don’t think I can answer that question without knowing more specifics,” he said, “but it’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is going to be an issue.”

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked a similar question. “Would a religious school that has married housing be required to afford such housing to same-sex couples?”

Mr. Verrilli did not rule that out either but said it would “depend on how states work out the balance between their civil rights laws.”
So churches losing their tax exempt status and Catholic colleges being forced to provide housing is kind of a big deal, don't you think?


June 2015 Just Keeps On Giving...

This horrible month will just not end.

Among all the hubbub of the news with Encyclicals, Obamatrade, ObamaCare, the persecution kickoff known as the Gay Marriage Decision, terrorist attacks and murder, let's not forget the mess in Europe.

It seems that Greece may default, leave the Euro, and perhaps start a chain of events in which Europeans end up doing what Europeans do, kill each other.

ATHENS/FRANKFURT, June 28 (Reuters) - Greek banks and the stock exchange will be shut on Monday after creditors refused to extend the country's bailout and savers queued to withdraw cash, taking Athens' standoff with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to a dangerous new level.
Greece's banks, kept afloat by emergency funding from the European Central Bank, are on the front line as Athens moves towards defaulting on a 1.6 billion euros payment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.
The ECB had made it difficult for the banks to open on Monday because it decided to freeze the level of funding support it gives the banking system, rather than increasing it to cover a rise in withdrawals from worried depositors.
Amid drama in Greece, where a clear majority of people want to remain inside the euro, the next few days present a major challenge to the integrity of the 16-year-old euro zone currency bloc. The consequences for markets and the wider financial system are unclear.

*subhead*Tick tick tick.*subhead*

Some Bishop Quotes

Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia:
‘The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on marriage is not a surprise. The surprise will come as ordinary people begin to experience, firsthand and painfully, the impact of today’s action on everything they thought they knew about marriage, family life, our laws and our social institutions. The mistakes of the court change nothing about the nature of men and women, and the truth of God’s Word. The task now for believers is to form our own families even more deeply in the love of God, and to rebuild a healthy marriage culture, one marriage at a time, from the debris of today’s decision.’

Bishop Strickland of Tyler, TX.
Let me unambiguously state at the outset that this extremely unfortunate decision by our government is unjust and immoral, and it is our duty to clearly and emphatically oppose it. In spite of the decision by the Supreme Court, there are absolutely no grounds for considering unions between two persons of the same sex to be in any way similar to God’s plan for marriage and the family. Regardless of this decision, what God has revealed and what the Church therefore holds to be true about marriage has not changed and is unchangeable.

Marriage is not just a relationship between human beings that is based on emotions and feelings. Rather, our Sacred Scriptures and Sacred Traditions tell us that God established true marriage with its own special nature and purpose, namely the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children.
Given this and recognizing my responsibility and moral authority as the shepherd of this Church of Tyler, I will shortly issue a decree in this Diocese establishing, as particular law, that no member of the clergy or any person acting as employee of the Church may in any way participate in the solemnization or consecration of same-sex marriages, and that no Catholic facilities or properties, including churches, chapels, meeting halls, Catholic educational, health or charitable institutions, or any places dedicated or consecrated, or use for Catholic worship, may be used for the solemnization or consecration of same-sex marriages.

Finally, I call on the Catholic faithful of the Diocese to turn in prayer to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, asking their intercession for our nation that all of us may come to a greater understanding of the beauty, truth and goodness that is found in marriage as revealed to us by our Savior.

Archbishop Cupich of Chicago
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*subhead*Some good stuff.*subhead*

Persecution Day

It is one thing to know the enemy is coming and try to prepare for it. But that doesn't make the moment when they come over the hill any easier.

Today, they came over the hill.

In a 5-4 ruling, "Gay Marriage" has been imposed nationwide.

But "gay marriage" has never been about gays getting married, it is now and always has been about persecuting the Church. Not that they have this ruling, the persecution against Catholic and Christian organizations will begin in earnest. Institutions will lose their tax-exempt status, they will lose grants, they will be denied contracts, they will be denied building permits, and they will be denied speech. And all that is just the beginning.

Hell hath been unleashed today and they will attack us with all their fury.

This moment has been a long time in the making and now it is here. The persecution begins in earnest now.

Christians in the United States will soon go to jail for no other reason than they believe and speak the truth as revealed by Jesus Christ and his Church.

This has never just been a political battle, it has always truly been a battle with principalities and powers.

This is the natural end of a supernatural battle in which we lost the faith and now must pay the price.

But I assure you, what will result from this persecution is not what our enemies expect. The Church will triumph as a result of this coming persecution and they will never see it coming.

We have been asked to have faith, take up our crosses, and make our way to the resurrection.

May God have mercy on us all.

*subhead*It begins now.*subhead*