Monday, June 23, 2014

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

We have an urgent prayer request. Please storm heaven to defeat this vile effort. 

The Democrats in the Senate are trying to pass a bill that will obliterate any and all pro-life legislation. The bill will suppress the Supreme Court decisions that are pro-life and will also negate any and all states' rights that support life and prohibit dangerous abortion practices. Please pray that Senate Bill 1696 is defeated. 

Read on for more info.
Senate Democrats Pushing Bill to Wipe Out Every Single Pro-Life Law on Abortion
by William Saunders and Mary Harned 

Few Americans are aware that a “Gosnell Prerogative Act” has been introduced in Congress. This bill would permit the grisliest abortion providers—like the now-convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnell—to set the standard of care for abortion.

Unsurprisingly, this bill is not actually called the “Gosnell Prerogative Act”—instead, S.1696 is deceptively titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” However, it is difficult to imagine a bill less protective of women and their unborn children.

In spite of court interference, we have made great strides in the enactment and defense of state legislation that regulates and limits abortions since Roe v. Wade, with approximately 160 laws enacted across the country between 2011 and 2013 alone.

Now, imagine the laws in 32 states requiring varying degrees of informed consent prior to an abortion invalidated overnight. Twenty laws prohibiting partial-birth abortion – gone. Twenty-nine state laws requiring abortion clinics to meet some degree of safety standards—gone. Other abortion bans, admitting privileges requirements, regulations on abortion-inducing drugs, ultrasound requirements, and limitations on the use of public funds and facilities for abortions and abortion training–all gone.

Imagine the vast majority of pro-life laws wiped out with the enactment of a single piece of federal legislation. That is the purpose behind S. 1696.

S. 1696 attempts to override U.S. Supreme Court precedent and other legal standards and would logically permit abortionists to set the standard of care for their patients with no oversight from the state and no effective remedies for the abortion industry’s abuses. This bill could reasonably be interpreted to invalidate virtually any type of state restriction or regulation on abortion, and would also prohibit the future enactment of any of these laws.

S. 1696 adopts the myths that abortion is good for women, asserting that it is “essential to women’s health,” and, condescendingly, that abortion is “central to women’s ability to participate equally in the economic and social life of the United States.”

Abortion advocates understand that Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned in the future. Abortion providers are also shaken by the success of pro-life laws enacted across the country. One surefire way to guarantee that the abortion industry continues to flourish in this country would be to enact federal legislation that invalidates state pro-life laws.

Shamefully, the abortion industry is pursuing this strategy in the name of protecting women, when in reality they are much more concerned about protecting their pocket book.

The Supreme Court has acknowledged that abortion is fundamentally different than any other procedure. No other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a human life. Abortion is “fraught with consequences” that do not exist with other “procedures.”

States must be free to regulate abortion differently than they regulate life-affirming healthcare. Congress should not even consider a bill that would obliterate over four decades of labor on behalf of our unborn children and their mothers. Surely, the Gosnell scandal taught us that much.

The Gosnell Prerogative Act is an insult to all those who suffered because of Gosnell – and others like him. It should never see the light of day.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Satan is laughing at the Catholic Internet

This article sums up nicely the temptations to viciousness on Facebook, Twitter, and Internet forums which is why the Plain Catholics only enter those domains rarely and with great prayer. We decided this 15 years ago this month. 

So many opportunities and so much energy to evangelize has been wasted in these vicious exchanges and personal opinion attacks - and satan is ROTFLOL. The Catechism labels this vicious speech, including sarcasm and gossip, as grave sins. 

Let us go to Confession and do better than this as we are reminded:
One drop of honey attracts more bees than a barrel of vinegar." ~ St. Francis de Sales 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Church!

May we continue to grow in the Holy Spirit and walk with Jesus daily!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

All things can be endured and all things become possible between two Masses: the Mass of yesterday and the Mass of tomorrow. I need to be able to sustain one day of my life. I need that Food if I am to live His commandments. I need Him daily because I am a sinner and weak. ~ Dom Virgil Michel, OSB
When we  consider the troubles spewing from every corner of the world, it is easy to feel overcome and overwhelmed.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth. Ps 124:8
And so it is we arise each day in hope and work each day with courage. We love our families and Our Lord. We stand firm in the face of persecution remembering the persecution and death Our Lord suffered for us.

Monday, April 21, 2014

JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN...
HE IS RISEN INDEED!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Holy Time

As we enter the Holy Triduum at sundown, we pause to pray and say may all receive the blessing and grace of conversion to become loyal disciples of Jesus forevermore. Amen.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Msgr. Pope calls our attention to how we are stressed by tech with hyper stimulation. 
Our overall paces are frantic as well. With modern communication and transportation, unreasonable expectations of our availability quickly crush in on us. We are often expected to be on conference calls, using various “GoToMeeting” formats in the morning, and then by afternoon be 40 miles away at some other meeting or activity. With modern communication cutting across time zones, it is not uncommon that people are expected to be up in the middle of the night attending to business matters with people on the other side of the world.
Thus, in these and many other ways, our lives are harried, distracted, and not just overstimulated, but hyper-stimulated. It is a kind of death by a thousand cuts.
All of this leads to many unhealthy and unholy behavioral issues. While many, for our purposes here, we can distinguish three main areas: distractions, doldrums, and debasement.

You can read more at his excellent blog here
Hyper-stimulation is an increasing evil

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