Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Let the USCCB Know You Do Not Support ILLEGAL ALIENS

The USCCB has decided, it seems, to take the tact of supporting the Obama administration on mess they (Obama adinistration) created with the huge influx of ILLEGAL ALIENS.   Note that this is the same administration that is willing to put the screws to the Catholic Church over health care, abortion, gay marriage, etc.

In order to defend their stance, Keivn Appleby (formerly of the Maryland Catholic Conference) will be speaking at St. Matthew's Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036) on Saturday, July 26th at 9am in the North Conference Room.    Mr. Appleby is currently the  Director of Migration Policy and Public Afairs at the USCCB.

If you OPPOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS entering the US, then this is your chance to let him know.

Go there.

Be Polite.

State Your Case.

Let them know that you are unhappy and may withhold donations.

 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) = EPIC FAIL

As usual, the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) is on the side of ILLEGAL ALIENS.

There most recent propaganda statement makes no mention that:


  • These youth and adults have entered the country ILLEGALLY
  • That there are MS-13 and other gang members coming through
  • That US Government is not defending our borders
  • That they are siding with the same government that is willing to force them to violate their faith.
  • That the US Bishops are willing to take $$$ from the federal government to help house and protect those who have violated our laws.
  • That this will cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to house, educate, medicate ILLEGAL ALIENS and instead of putting the $$ into our churches and schools, our churches and schools will close.

THE MCC NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN AND ALL OF THEIR EMPLOYEES FIRED!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mustard Seed Project


For the last few months, I have received an email from John Naughton and Project Mustard Seed.  I keep meeting to write about this pro-life effort but always something keeps me from doing it.  This month, I have included the entire note.

If you can, please do.  If you can't, then please pray for an end to abortion.

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Hello,

Please consider joining thousands in the Mustard Seed Project by sending a letter each month to a designated corporation asking them to stop supporting Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider.

There is a sample letter for July 2014 below. You can use the sample letter or selected parts of the letter. Or you can write your own letter.

You can save your letter to use again next month; just change the addressee and date. Or, since new facts about PP are provided periodically, you may want to update your letter. It doesn't take long.

If you would like your letter to be considered for the August 2014 Project Mustard Seed, please send it to me.

Please remember to always keep the tone of your letter respectful and polite.

Use Google to view issues of “Abortuary Digest” highlighting PP’s operational problems.


The letter recipient for July 2014 is: GANNETT. Operations: advertising/marketing (Clipper, Jaxxon Promotions, Planet Discover, Ripple6, Spencer), broadcasting (cable/satellite: Captivate Network, television), graphics/imaging/printing, internet (products/services: Clipper, PointRoll, websites), publishing (catalogs/guides/specialty/trade, magazines, newspapers: USA Today, USA Weekend).

Please write to:
Ms. Gracia C. Martore,President & CEO
Gannett Co. Inc.
7950 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22107
www.gannett.com

Gannett has been on The Boycott List for a number of years. We last wrote to them in June 2004. Let’s remind them that we have not forgotten their support of Planned Parenthood. Please see their website for a complete list of all of their publications.
Thank you!
____________________________________________________________
July 2014

Ms. Gracia C. Martore
President & CEO
Gannett Co. Inc.
7950 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22107

Dear Ms. Martore,

I am writing to ask you to reconsider your support of Planned Parenthood. I have become aware of the fact that your corporation is on the list for a pro-life boycott by Life Decisions International.

I am certain that your company gives donations to many causes and that you personally may not always be involved in the choices that are made.

I am asking to you stop your company's support of Planned Parenthood for several reasons, the most important being that abortions take the lives of innocent human beings.

This letter contains information about which you should be aware as we all want to know how our donations are used. . According to its annual reports, PP performs over 330,000 abortions annually and gives awards to PP facilities that exceed their quotas for doing abortions, and they do not do mammograms.

There are other reasons that Planned Parenthood does not need your support. As a "non profit" it has received billions in taxpayers’ funds over its history. Moreover, Planned Parenthood has been audited in several states, including California, New Jersey and New York and has been found to have overbilled for its services. In one audit, the overbilling was $630,000. PP settled a fraud suit with Texas for 4.3 million dollars.

Abortion injures women in many ways, but these injuries are denied by Planned Parenthood.

• 31% report suffering physical health complications.
• 10% suffer immediate, potentially life-threatening complications.
• Women have a 65% higher risk of clinical depression following abortion vs. childbirth.
• 65% of women suffer symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after abortion.
• Women’s death rates from various causes are 3.5 times higher than after giving birth.
• Many women describe their experience as “a nightmare”, which can hardly be equated with “choice.” 60% of women surveyed after abortion responded that “Part of me died.”
• Suicide rates among women who have had abortions are six times higher than those who give birth.
• Abortion increases a woman’s risk of future miscarriages by 60%.
• A single abortion increases the risk of breast cancer by up to 44% and is even higher for multiple abortions.

Also, the organization Live Action for the last six years has done investigative reporting using undercover videos of Planned Parenthood supporting child sexual abuse, racism, deceptive counseling, sex-trafficking, false advertising, fraud and sex-selection abortions. Recently, Live Action videotaped a PP employee instructing a 15-year-old girl in S&M sex. Google 'Live Action Launches Campaign to Defund Planned Parenthood after Documenting Years of Abuse' and scroll down to see some of the videos. Google 'Planned Parenthood Exposed' to see the S&M video.

Some poll findings:
86% say abortion should be illegal in the last three months of pregnancy. PP objects to banning these abortions, which are very painful to the baby.
83% say there should be more restrictions on abortion. PP vigorously objects to any restrictions.
77% support banning sex-selection abortions. PP actively lobbies to stop any attempt to ban sex-selection abortions. A sex-selection abortion is the killing of a baby girl just because she is a girl. Personally, I wonder at those who call all this “a war on women.” There is some logic missing here. These are baby women we are discussing.
71% support notifying a parent of a minor’s abortion. PP actively lobbies to prevent children from notifying parents. Their latest (May 30, 2013) is a suit to overturn a Montana law.
71% say abortion should be illegal in the second three months of pregnancy. PP objects to banning these painful abortions.

PP’S OPPOSITION TO SAFETY FOR WOMEN
Planned Parenthood vehemently opposed a new Michigan law that requires women to be screened to help prevent coercive abortions, require aborted babies to be buried or cremated and abortuaries to be licensed and inspected.

License/inspection requirements include:
• Patient welfare should be the number one priority;
• Facility should be kept clean and sanitary;
• A qualified physician shall be present and in authority.

No one who considers the safety of women among their priorities would oppose this law, but PP did. The PP abortuary in St. Louis has had 23 emergencies where women required an ambulance to transport them to the hospital.

The PP abortuary in Wilmington, Delaware had four (4) emergencies in the first two months of 2013 and was forced to clean the abortuary filth and train its workers.

Tonya Reaves was denied immediate hospitalization and died from four hours of hemorrhaging in the PP abortuary in Chicago.

Calls were made to PP abortuaries in seven states about their emergencies—they all denied any emergencies.

For moral, ethical and financial reasons I again ask you to refrain from supporting Planned Parenthood. If you don’t believe the information about PP in this letter, I suggest you may wish to do your own research. Thank you for reading my letter and for considering not contributing to Planned Parenthood.

Very truly yours,

Sunday, July 6, 2014

First St. Ann's School and now...

Last month, St. Ann's School closed.  

Now, a parishioner has told me that there are rumors abounding of the closing of the parish.  It seems that there are simply not enough parishioners to keep it going.   

Let us pray that it is kept open.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Marginalizing Catholic Teach via Soros, Stryker and GIll

Fr. Z, points out that there are three key billionares who are doing everything they can to attack and discredit the Roman Catholic Church.    Some of these groups have been written about on this blog.

Crisis Magazine has an excellent article on these men and how they fund Catholyc front groups, to do their bidding:

George Soros’ Open Society Institute is most often blamed for attempting to neutralize the abortion issue for Catholics by donating large amounts of money to progressive organizations like Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to promote pro-choice politicians. Yet the recent attack on San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Codileone by Faithful America demonstrates that the real assault on the teaching authority of the Catholic Church is now coming from two gay billionaires—Tim Gill and Jon Stryker—who are doing everything they can to discredit Church teaching on sexual morality by directly attacking the Magisterium.

To read the entire article, go here: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/marginalizing-magisterium-one-grant-time