Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Don't be fooled on Question 6

You keep hearing about all of the so called "protections" that will be provided by those who support Question 6. 

Don't believe it. 

Look at Canada. 

Look at what happens when the definition of marriage is changed to those who oppose it. 

Take a look at this video.

And while you are in the voting booth next week, remember to vote AGAINST Question 4.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Message from Dr. Alveda King on Question 6

Dr. King says:

We did not define marriage and we cannot redefine it. Marriage by definition is a holy union between one man and one woman.

Gay and Lesbian couples already have rights under Maryland law – like priority hospital visitation, sharing property, tax exemptions, adoption and the list goes on. It is possible to be tolerant of gay and lesbian rights without redefining marriage, God’s holy union.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Catholics for Common Sense - A Potemkin Village

Man, the Obamacons are becoming more desperate each and every day, and the crew over at Catholycs for Obama blog are doing everything to protect THE ONE.

So the Kathleen and crew have proudly announced that "Catholycs for Common Sense" have endorsed THE ONE, THE MOST MERCIFUL ONE.

So, who are these Catholycs for Common Sense.

Well, they have a webpage (only one page - looks like a simple powerpoint image) with an email address.  We know they have a spokesman, a Michael McGonigle.  But that is it.

  • No listing of a Board of Directors.
  • No listing of Officers.
  • No listing of massive amounts of names of Catholyc supporters.

So, what does this all mean.

They are doing whatever they can to put up a Potemkin Village to fool you.  Doesn't cost much to do and maybe they can fool a couple of more people.

Don't be fooled.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vote Against Maryland Question 6

Well it seems that Gallaudet University is either too ashamed of what they did, are proud of what they have done and want to keep it under wraps.

Don't believe those who say that if we allow homosexual marriage, your rights will be protected.  Look at what happened to the diversity officer at Gallaudet.  You rights of free speech will be denied.

This is happening in Canada and is starting to take place here.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine

October 28 (Reston, Virginia): As Catholics celebrate the start of the Year of Faith as decreed by Pope Benedict XVI, the release of the movie, Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine, will hearten the faithful: God awaits us all, saint and sinner alike. Recently released nationwide, the film is being shown at Reston’s Bow Tie Cinema in Reston Town Center. On October 28, the 2 p.m. showing of Restless Heart (PG-13) is being sponsored by St. Veronica Catholic Church with discounted tickets available at the parish office.

Portraying the life of one of Christianity’s most beloved Saints, the Restless Heart traces how St. Augustine of Hippo struggled through life searching for eternal truths. Set in the era when the Roman Empire began its descent, about 400 A.D., the film portrays the life of St. Augustine of Hippo from his days as a reckless and dissolute youth who became a gifted orator. Born in Algeria in 354 A.D., Augustine was raised as a Christian but soon succumbed to the lure of a profligate life style. He eventually converted to Manicheaism, a philosophy of moral dualism, St. Augustine entered his middle years continued in his immoral ways while bathed in riches and power. Throughout these years, his mother, St. Monica, prayed continually for his true conversion to Christianity.

St. Augustine’s life changed forever when he was called to serve at court in Milan, with the specific goal of opposing the then Bishop Ambrose. Rather than confronting the Bishop, St. Augustine became his follower, and taking to heart his philosophical and religious discourses, converted eventually to Christianity. Finally fully familiar with Christian doctrines, St. Augustine set out to serve Jesus Christ with total conviction, eventually becoming the Bishop of Hippo in 430 A.D.

The Holy Father himself has described St. Augustine as a man impassioned with finding truth. "St. Augustine was a man driven by a tireless desire to find the truth, to find out what life is, to know how to live, to know man. And precisely because of his passion for the human being, he necessarily sought God, because it is only in the light of God that the greatness of the human being and the beauty of the adventure of being human can fully appear."

To purchase tickets for the special showing, contact St. Veronica,
703-773-2000. Tickets cost $10 each, and may be picked up at the parish office, 3460 Centreville Rd., Chantilly every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the church vestibule every evening until the 28th. Tickets are also available after the 5 p.m. Mass on the 27th and the morning of the 28th. Hurry: these will sell out quickly.

Friday, October 19, 2012

"A New Pentacost is Called For," Says Cardinal Wuerl

.- Mixing old with new, a progress report on the synod of bishops on the New Evangelization was delivered in Latin, the ancient language of the Church.

“Many Synod Fathers called for a new Pentecost … of seeing the action of the Church today, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, as a reflection of the energy in the early Church when the apostles set out to bring the first disciples to the Lord,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., said late in the afternoon on Oct. 17.

For the complete story, go here: CNA/EWTN News

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HHS Mandate and Little Sisters of the Poor

Many us in the Archdiocese, know the Little Sisters of the Poor because of the Jeanne Jugen Residence fin Northwest DC.   In fact, I wrote about the famous visitor they had one year. 

We know that they do wonderful work, but are very quiet about it.  They are one of many shining examples of Pro-Life work!

So, what does the HHS mandate do to them?  They can either violate their faith or pay hefty fines.  And, you would be surprised by the vast amount of money they would have to shell out, just for one small residence.  

For the complete interview, go to the National Catholic Register.

H/T to the Curt Jester.

Friday, October 12, 2012

USCCB Responds to Vice President Biden

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:
"With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact."
This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain "religious employers." That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to "Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital," or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served.

HHS has proposed an additional "accommodation" for religious organizations like these, which HHS itself describes as "non-exempt." That proposal does not even potentially relieve these organizations from the obligation "to pay for contraception" and "to be a vehicle to get contraception." They will have to serve as a vehicle, because they will still be forced to provide their employees with health coverage, and that coverage will still have to include sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients.

They will have to pay for these things, because the premiums that the organizations (and their employees) are required to pay will still be applied, along with other funds, to cover the cost of these drugs and surgeries.

USCCB continues to urge HHS, in the strongest possible terms, actually to eliminate the various infringements on religious freedom imposed by the mandate

For the full Statement, go here:

Joe Biden, Mario the Pious and Social Justice

Well folks, after watching the debate last night, there are a couple of things..
1.  He talks about Social Justice and yet, a man with his means only donated a couple of hundred  dollars to charity.  I guess that Social Justice begins with YOUR money and not his.
2.  As expected, he used the Mario the Pious defense:  "I am opposed but..."  Either you are your faith, or not on right to life issues.  Let's be clear and frank about this (or his he going to laugh about it).  This was made famous by Mario Cuomo in the 1980s, as he looked to obtain a national office.   
And on a separate note, the catholycs for obama crowd are so SHAMELESS that they have a photo of Joe Biden with Mother Theresa, as if Mother Teresa would support him.   Remember what Mother Teresa said in regards to abortion: 
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
"Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants."
National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady. "What is taking place in America," she said, "is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another."
"America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts -- a child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters"
And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign."


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Tsunami of Secularism - Is it Too Late to Stop?

The 2012 Synod of Bishops on evangelization began its second day with a call for the Catholic Church to roll back the “tsunami of secularism” that has swept over modern society in recent decades.

“It is almost as if this tsunami, this wave has washed across everything we lived by and simply took most of it away,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. told CNA on Oct 8.

For more, go her:


Remember, Vote NO on Question 4 and Question 6 this Election Day.