A Pro Life Talk, Respect Life

The following piece was given in a talk in October 2016 by John Williamson, Esq., Chairman of The Respect Life Group at St. Pius X, Broomall, PA.

Good morning Everyone:

I thank Father for allowing me to speak today on Respect Life Sunday.  My name is John Williamson and I have been the Respect Life Chairman here at St. Pius for the last 25 years.

Seven and one half years ago I was sitting in my family room reading the biography of Pistol Pete Maravich when I heard a knock at the door.  I saw 2 state Policeman.  I didn’t want to answer the door.

They told me that my son Johnny was in an accident.  I said “Was he alive?”, “No”.

Our World changed immediately.  My wife heard the officers and immediately looked at the picture of the Annunciation which hangs over our bed and said to herself, “Be it done unto me according to your word”.

Our family was devastated.  I could not sleep.  My wife lost perhaps the only person who loved her unconditionally.  My daughter lost her best friend.  She recently told me that she was in a fog for six years.  My son lost his best friend and his best man.

We would not wish this devastation and this heartbreak on any family.  But this happens every day in America to at least 4,000 families as 4,000 Mothers each day give up their children to abortion.  Sooner or later 93% of these Mothers regret their abortion.  Sooner or later 93% of these Mother’s feel the devastation and the heartbreak that our family felt.

Since our son died we have doubled our efforts so that other families do not have to go through this trauma.  We have a 6-point plan to end the tragedy of abortion:

  • Pray
  • Pray in front of an abortion clinic
  • Educate yourself
  • Educate others
  • Vote
  • Be charitable

Pray. Prayers work.  My wife, who I thought would have to be hospitalized, began her recovery, not in therapy, but next door in the chapel praying.  Every woman she has prayed for has become pregnant or has adopted a baby.

Pray in front of an abortion clinic.  Millions of children have died by abortion but thousands of children have been saved when a Mother sees a person praying in front of a clinic and realizes there is hope for her and her child.  I have actually seen a child saved by the late Henry Tenaglia who was praying in front of Crozer Chester Hospital.

Educate yourself. You will be horrified when you learn how an abortion is performed and horrified when you see the size of the young victim.

Educate others.  Once you know the facts, spread the Word.

Vote Pro Life.  Seven old men on the U.S. Supreme Court started this holocaust of 60 million aborted babies and the U.S. Supreme Court will end this holocaust.  Vote Pro Life so that Pro Life justices will be appointed.

Be Charitable.  We have raised over $600,000 since my son died including $18,000 at his funeral.  We have saved over 200 children with these monies.  Now, we can save a child with as little as $500.

Father Kaufman was kind enough to allow the Respect Life Committee to have the second collection and give out roses and baby bottles at the doors of the Church.  Please fill up the bottles with coins and cash and bring them back next week.  Large bills and checks will not be turned down.

Thank you.

God Bless us Everyone, Born and Unborn.

*If anyone wants to donate to the St. Pius X Respect Life Committee, please reach out to me at chasdefeo@yahoo.com.

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Planned Parenthood aka Prevent Parenthood

By  Bernard Long (Guest Columnist, Volunteer Devotional Leader at City Team International Ministries; Facilitator of St. Pius X men’s Faith sharing and Gospel Reflection group and Co-host of Pro Life America Radio)

Planned Parenthood aka Prevent Parenthood:

Upon arriving home from the inspiring March for Life in Washington DC (January 27, 2017)  I turned on the TV to see coverage of the March on MSNBC Hard Ball with Chris Matthews. He was interviewing Abby Johnson a former Planned Parenthood Director who is now pro life and the author of several books and the founder of an organization – “Then There Was None”. Instead of relaxing I found myself talking to the TV screen feeling so happy for Abby’s witness and so saddened and angered by Chris Matthews’ questions and point of view.

This interview was not just about opinions concerning abortions but also about facts about Planned Parenthood that at this stage of the pro life – pro abortion argument should be well known but sadly are not known.

Abby Johnson talked about being in the abortion business for eight years. That experience revealed to her the “corruption of the abortion industry” and that abortion hurts women as well as the baby.

Chris Matthews asks Abby – are women coerced into abortions? Abby responds that Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas. Women come into Planned Parenthood scared and vulnerable. Planned Parenthood tells the Mom that they can take care of it and make the “problem” go away today for about $450. So Abby says it is a woman’s decision but Planned Parenthood encourages women to terminate their pregnancy.

Abby goes on to say that Planned Parenthood does not provide pre natal care for Moms who want to have their baby. Mathews is incredulous.  “So you say” he says. Again, remember this lady was a director at Planned Parenthood.  Matthews says that he heard from his producer that Planned Parenthood’s website says they provide pre-natal care. Abby confidently says that the website does say that but there is not one Planned Parenthood in the country that provides pre-natal care. They provide Pap Smears, SDI tests and treatment, abortions and contraception – no mammograms, no pre-natal care, and no adoption services.

Chris Matthews can’t believe the no mammograms provided claim. Matthews promises to get back to his viewers who support Planned Parenthood with answers.

The last part of interview has Matthews talking about who gets punished if abortion is outlawed. Abby responds that the doctor who performed the abortion and the clinic would face civil fines or possible criminal punishment. Matthews is not happy and he presses Abby – is it murder?  If it is murder then act on it – if not stop saying it is murder. “Punishing the doctor is a cute way of avoiding the question”.  He calls the position of not punishing the woman as a “conflict with the truth.”  He ends by saying to Abby you have a “strange point of view– you are entitled to your opinion even if it is confused.  Wow! Really!

Planned Parenthood facts:

All of this information comes from the web site liveactionnews.org.

In 2015 Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions. That is 887 a day, 37 every hour, 1 every 97 seconds.

They perform 30% of the nation’s abortions but only 1% of pap tests and 1.8% of breast exams-no mammograms, no pre-natal care, and no adoption services.  They will abort your baby but they will not provide the mom with medical care to help her to have her baby.

Abby Johnson is right.  Planned Parenthood does not provide pre-natal care. Check out the liveactionnews.org  website. You will see a video of a young lady calling numerous different Planned Parenthood offices asking for pre-natal care and being told over and over – no pre-natal care. They even admit on the phone that it is a conflict to be called Planned Parenthood since they don’t help someone who is planning on being a parent. So if you are pregnant and you freely choose to have your baby Planned Parenthood will not help you.

They will provide contraception and abortion for sure though.

Seems to me they should not be called Planned Parenthood but Prevent Parenthood. They do nothing to foster parenthood but the vast majority of services are to prevent being a parent – so sad!

One other important fact – over and over again Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of their services are for abortion.   The 3% figure is on their website and is always quoted by pro choice people. Well, 1 in every 8 patients who receive any services from Planned Parenthood receives an abortion. So they claim 1 in 33 – when it is really 1  in 8 patients . They get the 3% by measuring each service. So if a woman comes in for an abortion she gets a pregnancy test, 1 STD test, 1 Abortion, 1 contraception service. So on that alone, women who receive an abortion in a visit they count only 25% of the service as an abortion. A pregnancy test is like 10 bucks but an abortion price range is from over $300 to over a $1,500.

One last point on the 3% claim – Planned Parenthood desperately wants to retain their government funding. They spent a fortune lobbying for pro choice candidates. Well if only 3% of services are for abortion then why not just stop doing abortions and then they could receive government funding and save all the money they spent on lobbying.  After all, if abortion is only 3% of business then why all this effort? Just drop abortions and their problems go away.  As Abby Johnson says, abortion is their main revenue producer. They know that without abortion they have no reason to exist.

Punishment for abortion

I have heard Chris Mathews say he does not understand the pro life position. What I have heard him say many times is he does not understand how outlawing of abortion can be enforced. He does not discuss actual morality of abortion but only focuses on enforcement. It is clear that he believes this is the weak point of the pro life argument.

He desperately wants pro lifers to say the women or moms will be punished if they have an abortion. He was proud of the fact that he got Trump to say it to him. Trump reversed himself later.  He knows that punishing the woman will create an outcry from women especially – how could you punish the poor woman? You want to force a woman to have a baby against her will or put them in jail?

So when he hears the response that leaves women or moms out of the punishment answer he desperately wants to bring them back in or lose his argument. So he says – if it is murder then how can you not punish the woman? Well in my mind the doctor performs the abortion and kills the baby. Planned Parenthood and other hospitals and clinics perform the abortion.  They are clearly at fault and are motivated often by money. They are not in a crisis like the mom.

It seems to me the person that has a conflict with the truth is Chris Matthews.  He is Catholic and is a “personally against abortion BUT….” person. If you believe the truth is that abortion is wrong then why would you desperately fight to keep it legal and to castigate pro-lifers as being confused.  The goal of the pro life cause is to help moms freely choose to have their babies. If abortion is restricted by law it will save babies’ lives. It will never stop the need for organizations like Legacy for Life or Alpha Care or Mothers Home or Birth Right from reaching out to Moms and providing a loving environment for them to have their babies. I believe that the vast majority of women who have an abortion do not want to have one but feel trapped, pressured and it is our obligation to help them become a parent.

So we have a choice – PP Prevent Parenthood or HP Help Parenthood. I think the truth is Jesus would be on the HP side.

How One Man Walks By Faith to Live

Owen B. Douglass, Jr., PhD, CIH from the St. Pius X Men’s faith sharing and Gospel Reflection Group is the author of this article.

 

When considering the words: “Walk by Faith” – I view myself on a journey accompanied by many friends (including a special guardian angel) as well as others I have yet to know and supported by many friends in the heavenly realm including Jesus, his wonderful mother and many angels and saints.  Many of my friends, especially new ones through our Faith-sharing Group plant seeds of faith that I need to nurture to help me to get to the end of my journey.  The latest seed was a devotion to our Lady’s Seven Sorrows which I am now doing each day.  I just never really thought of the extreme pains that Mary experienced as the Mother of Jesus; my prior focus was only on the joyous times and the great gift she was given by the Father.  However, it is pondering these painful times she experienced that helps link me to her humanity and that of Jesus – it makes it more real, more concrete – it is not abstract or intellectual anymore.  I can now begin to feel and share her pain – tears come to my eyes that I can’t control as I meditate on her sorrows – I view her as my Mother and I have hurt her.  What son wants to hurt his Mom? I have come to realize that my sins not only were responsible for Jesus’ passion and death, but they were also responsible for causing Mary the extreme pain she experienced. I pray each day for the graces not to sin and get closer to the path my journey is taking me.

Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, January 23, 2017

O God, you have spoken your Word of Love, your Son, into our world’s deafness. Open our ears to hear; open our hearts to heed; open our will to obey, that we may proclaim the Good News with our lives. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The above prayer is taken from Magnificat publication prayer for the morning January 23, 2017.

May we never forget that a life is a life no matter how small and may we never shirk our God given calling to be a voice for the voiceless and defend our most vulnerable brothers and sisters in the womb. Life is a precious gift from God from the moment of natural conception to natural death and everywhere in between. No one has a “right” to terminate life at any stage.

The below piece is an excerpt from Pope St. John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation: Christifideles Laici, which is also referenced in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), published in 2013.

Promoting the Dignity of the Person

37. To rediscover and make others rediscover the inviolable dignity of every human person makes up an essential task, in a certain sense, the central and unifying task of the service which the Church, and the lay faithful in her, are called to render to the human family.

Among all other earthly beings, only a man or a woman is a “person”, a conscious and free being and, precisely for this reason, the “center and summit” of all that exists on the earth(135).

The dignity of the person is the most precious possession of an individual. As a result, the value of one person transcends all the material world. The words of Jesus, “For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and to forfeit his life?” (Mk 8:36)contain an enlightening and stirring statement about the individual: value comes not from what a person “has” even if the person possessed the whole world!-as much as from what a person “is”: the goods of the world do not count as much as the good of the person, the good which is the person individually.

The dignity of the person is manifested in all its radiance when the person’s origin and destiny are considered: created by God in his image and likeness as well as redeemed by the most precious blood of Christ, the person is called to be a “child in the Son” and a living temple of the Spirit, destined for the eternal life of blessed communion with God. For this reason every violation of the personal dignity of the human being cries out in vengeance to God and is an offence against the Creator of the individual.

In virtue of a personal dignity the human being is always a value as an individual, and as such demands being considered and treated as a person and never, on the contrary, considered and treated as an object to be used, or as a means, or as a thing.

The dignity of the person constitutes the foundation of the equality of all people among themselves. As a result all forms of discrimination are totally unacceptable, especially those forms which unfortunately continue to divide and degrade the human family, from those based on race or economics to those social and cultural, from political to geographic, etc. Each discrimination constitutes an absolutely intolerable injustice, not so much for the tensions and the conflicts that can be generated in the social sphere, as much as for the dishonour inflicted on the dignity of the person: not only to the dignity of the individual who is the victim of the injustice, but still more to the one who commits the injustice.

Just as personal dignity is the foundation of equality of all people among themselves, so it is also the foundation of participation and solidarity of all people among themselves: dialogue and communion are rooted ultimately in what people “are”, first and foremost, rather than on what people “have”.

The dignity of the person is the indestructible property of every human being. The force of this affirmation is based on the uniqueness and irrepeatibility of every person. From it flows that the individual can never be reduced by all that seeks to crush and to annihilate the person into the anonymity that comes from collectivity, institutions, structures and systems. As an individual, a person is not a number or simply a link in a chain, nor even less, an impersonal element in some system. The most radical and elevating affirmation of the value of every human being was made by the Son of God in his becoming man in the womb of a woman, as we continue to be reminded each Christmas(136).

Respecting the Inviolable Right to Life

38. In effect the acknowledgment of the personal dignity of every human being demands the respect, the defence and the promotion of therights of the human person. It is a question of inherent, universal and inviolable rights. No one, no individual, no group, no authority, no State, can change-let alone eliminate-them because such rights find their source in God himself.

The inviolability of the person which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, fínds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life. Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.

The Church has never yielded in the face of all the violations that the right to life of every human being has received, and continues to receive, both from individuals and from those in authority. The human being is entitled to such rights, in every phase of development, from conception until natural death; and in every condition, whether healthy or sick, whole or handicapped, rich or poor. The Second Vatican Council openly proclaimed: “All offences against life itself, such as every kind of murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia and willful suicide; all violations of the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, physical and mental torture, undue psychological pressures; all offences against human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children, degrading working conditions where men are treated as mere tools for profit rather than free and responsible persons; all these and the like are certainly criminal: they poison human society; and they do more harm to those who practice them than those who suffer from the injury. Moreover, they are a supreme dishonour to the Creator”(137).

If, indeed, everyone has the mission and responsibility of acknowledging the personal dignity of every human being and of defending the right to life, some lay faithful are given a particular title to this task: such as parents, teachers, healthworkers and the many who hold economic and political power.

The Church today lives a fundamental aspect of her mission in lovingly and generously accepting every human being, especially those who are weak and sick. This is made all the more necessary as a “culture of death” threatens to take control. In fact, “the Church family believes that human life, even if weak and suffering, is always a wonderful gift of God’s goodness. Against the pessimism and selfishness which casts a shadow over the world, the Church stands for life: in each human life she sees the splendour of that ‘Yes’, that ‘Amen’, which is Christ himself (cf. 2 Cor 1:19; Rev 3:14). To the ‘No’ which assails and afflicts the world, she replies with this living ‘Yes’, this defending of the human person and the world from all who plot against life”(138). It is the responsibility of the lay faithful, who more directly through their vocation or their profession are involved in accepting life, to make the Church’s “Yes” to human life concrete and efficacious.

The enormous development of biological and medical science, united to an amazing power in technology, today provides possibilities on the very frontier of human life which imply new responsibilities. In fact, today humanity is in the position not only of “observing” but even “exercising a control over” human life at its very beginning and in its first stages of development.

The moral conscience of humanity is not able to turn aside or remain indifferent in the face of these gigantic strides accomplished by a technology that is acquiring a continually more extensive and profound dominion over the working processes that govern procreation and the first phases of human life. Today as perhaps never before in history or in this field, wisdom shows itselt to be the only firm basis to salvation, in that persons engaged in scientific research and in its application are always to act with intelligence and love, that is, respecting, even remaining in veneration of, the inviolable dignity of the personhood of every human being, from the first moment of life’s existence. This occurs when science and technology are committed with licit means to the defence of life and the cure of disease in its beginnings, refusing on the contrary-even for the dignity of research itself-to perform operations that result in falsifying the genetic patrimony of the individual and of human generative power(139).

The lay faithful, having responsibility in various capacities and at different levels of science as well as in the medical, social, legislative and economic fields must courageously accept the “challenge” posed by new problems in bioethics. The Synod Fathers used these words: “Christians ought to exercise their responsibilities as masters of science and technology, and not become their slaves … In view of the moral challenges presented by enormous new technological power, endangering not only fundamental human rights but the very biological essence of the human species, it is of utmost importance that lay Christians with the help of the universal Church-take up the task of calling culture back to the principles of an authentic humanism, giving a dynamic and sure foundation to the promotion and defence of the rights of the human being in one’s very essence, an essence which the preaching of the Gospel reveals to all(140).

Today maximum vigilance must be exercised by everyone in the face of the phenomenon of the concentration of power and technology. In fact such a concentration has a tendency to manipulate not only the biological essence but the very content of people’s consciences and life styles, thereby worsening the condition of entire peoples by discrimination and marginization.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_30121988_christifideles-laici.html

Pope Saint John Paul II, pray for us!!!

On the Lay Faithful

Who are the Lay Faithful

9. The Synod Fathers have rightly pointed to the need for a definition of the lay faithful’s vocation and mission in positive terms, through an in-depth study of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council in light of both recent documentation from the Magisterium and the lived experience of the Church, guided as she is by the Holy Spirit(13).

In giving a response to the question “Who are the lay faithful”, the Council went beyond previous interpretations which were predominantly negative. Instead it opened itself to a decidedly positive vision and displayed a basic intention of asserting the full belonging of the lay faithful to the Church and to its mystery.

At the same time it insisted on the unique character of their vocation, which is in a special way to “seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and ordering them according to the plan of God”(14). “The term ‘lay faithful'” -we read in the Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium-” is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in Holy Orders and those who belong to a religious state sanctioned by the Church. Through Baptism the lay faithful are made one body with Christ and are established among the People of God. They are in their own way made sharers in the priestly, prophetic and kingly office of Christ. They carry out their own part in the mission of the whole Christian people with respect to the Church and the world”(15).

Pius XII once stated: “The Faithful, more precisely the lay faithful, find themselves on the front lines of the Church’s life; for them the Church is the animating principle for human society. Therefore, they in particular, ought to have an ever-clearer consciousness not only of belonging to the Church, but of being the Church, that is to say, the community of the faithful on earth under the leadership of the Pope, the head of all, and of the Bishops in communion with him. These are the Church …”(16).

According to the Biblical image of the vineyard, the lay faithful, together with all the other members of the Church, are branches engrafted to Christ the true vine, and from him derive their life and fruitfulness.

Incorporation into Christ through faith and Baptism is the source of being a Christian in the mystery of the Church. This mystery constitutes the Christian’s most basic “features” and serves as the basis for all the vocations and dynamism of the Christian life of the lay faithful (cf. Jn 3:5). In Christ who died and rose from the dead, the baptized become a “new creation” (Gal 6:15; 2 Cor 5:17), washed clean from sin and brought to life through grace.

Therefore, only through accepting the richness in mystery that God gives to the Christian in Baptism is it possible to come to a basic description of the lay faithful.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_30121988_christifideles-laici.html

Taken from Pope Saint John Paul II Apostolic Exhortation, Christifideles Laici

The Sanctity of Marriage and the Family

From the constitution on the Church in the modern world of The Second Vatican Council
The sanctity of marriage and the family

Husband and wife, by the covenant of marriage, are no longer… two, but one flesh. By their intimate union of persons and of actions they give mutual help and service to each other, experience the meaning of their unity, and gain an ever deeper understanding of it day by day.

This intimate union in the mutual self-giving of two persons, as well as the good of the children, demands full fidelity from both, and an indissoluble unity between them.

Christ the Lord has abundantly blessed this richly complex love which springs from the divine source of love and is founded on the model of his union with the Church.

In earlier times God met his people in a covenant of love and fidelity. So now the Savior of mankind, the Bridegroom of the Church, meets Christian husbands and wives in the sacrament of matrimony. Further, he remains with them in order that, as he loved the Church and gave himself up for her, so husband and wife may, in mutual self-giving, love each other with perpetual fidelity.

True married love is caught up into God’s love; it is guided and enriched by the redeeming power of Christ and the saving action of the Church, in order that the partners may be effectively led to God and receive help and strength in the sublime responsibility of parenthood.

Christian partners are therefore strengthened, and as it were consecrated, by a special sacrament for the duties and the dignity of their state. By the power of this sacrament they fulfill their obligations to each other and to their family and are filled with the spirit of Christ. This spirit pervades their whole lives with faith, hope and love. Thus they promote their own perfection and each other’s sanctification, and so contribute together to the greater glory of God.

Hence, with parents leading the way by example and family prayer, their children – indeed, all within the family circle – will find it easier to make progress in natural virtues, in salvation and in holiness. Husband and wife, raised to the dignity and the responsibility of parenthood, will be zealous in fulfilling their task as educators, especially in the sphere of religious education, a task that is primarily their own.

Children, as active members of the family, contribute in their own way to the holiness of their parents. With the love of grateful hearts, with loving respect and trust, they will return the generosity of their parents and will stand by them as true sons and daughters when they meet with hardship and the loneliness of old age.

Taken from the second reading in today’s Office of readings of the Liturgy of Hours from http://www.divineoffice.org

We Are Called to Be Church Militant

TRUMP AND THE CHURCH MILITANT

How ’bout them apples?

January 20, 2017

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Donald Trump is now the 45th President of these United States — and he couldn’t have done it without the assistance of “theological hardliners” and “close-minded, religious bigots” known as the Church Militant.

The Church Militant is a movement, “with the flagship of the movement being the ChurchMilitant.com website run by Michael Voris, which rails against ‘globalism, immigration, social-welfare programs and abortion,’ while depicting an ‘existential war against radical Islam … and in case that sounds ready-made for the Trump era, it is.'”

That’s a direct quote from an article by Patricia Miller, one of those hold-over, aging feminists who writes for every liberal publication who’ll pay her. She also wrote a book called Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church, where she defends the moral legitimacy of abortion in Catholic teaching. Hogwash.

Ever since the New York Times article on us here at Church Militant appeared the last week of the year, the liberal engines are firing up. First there was the Times article. Then this blog from uber-leftist Patricia Miller. Then this past weekend, The Houston Chronicle liberal publication continued the piling on by republishing the original New York Times article.

Church Militant seems to be picking up steam among the elitist crowd, still searching wildly for any explanation as to why their agenda lost — any explanation except the real one, which is political liberalism is bankrupt for the common American. It just so happens that the common American also happens to believe in God in at least some meaningful fashion, and can no longer brook the halls of ivy and ivory towers of the limousine liberals on the nation’s coasts.

Did Church Militant help get Trump elected? Only insofar as we strongly encouraged Catholics to pray that Killary was defeated because of the clear and present danger she and her ilk posed to faithful Catholics. We correctly styled the battle as one between the queen of child murder and sodomy versus the Queen of Heaven — and we know who won that contest.

Each of the alarmed liberals seeing Church Militant politicos under every bed and around every corner are creating a narrative that we are distorting Catholic theology in order to advance a Catholic cause. Well, they are half right; we are advancing the Catholic cause. We are advancing it like they have advanced their family-destroying, gender-bending, child-murdering policies for the past 40+ years. It is their distortion, however, that needs to be pointed out.

The main canard liberals have pushed for the past half century is that anyone has a right to say anything and enact any laws they want except Catholics, or those who support Catholic morality. Their fake reasons why is that the U.S. Constitution says there must be a separation between Church and State — which it does not and never has.

But they like to push that lie and bang the drum over it over and over, so people will join them in shouting us down. We aren’t allowed to talk because there is a wall of separation, dontcha’ know?

Well, here’s some news for you, New York Times, aging leftist Patricia Miller, Houston Chronicle board of editors: We are Church Militant, and we aren’t going anywhere.

The Catholic theological understanding of the Church Militant is precisely what we are about. Allow us to quote from Pope Benedict during a luncheon with some cardinals in 2012:

Today the phrase ecclesia militans is somewhat out of fashion, but in fact we can understand ever more so that it is true, that it contains within it the truth. We see how evil wishes to dominate in the world and that it is necessary to fight against evil. We see that it does so in so many ways: cruelty, through the different forms of violence, but even disguised as good and thereby undermining the moral foundations of society.

Saint Augustine said that all history is a struggle between two loves: love of self to the point of despising God; and love of God to the point of despising oneself, in martyrdom.

Notice, liberals: Evil wishes to dominate the world — that’s you guys — and it is necessary to fight against evil — that’s us, the Church Militant, Catholics who will no longer tolerate your murderous immorality for the sake of your own so-called liberty that you use to destroy all that is sacred and good.

We know the strict sense of the term ecclesia militans refers to the interior struggle to fight against sin and evil. But that does not preclude a broader sense of the term, which entails engaging and warring against your evil ideologies in politics, colleges, health care, the news media, the courts and entertainment. You bet your sweet evil-mindedness that we are going to battle you to the death.

If the new president of the United States is helpful in rolling back your evil by cutting off funds and programs and appointing judges who will shoot your wicked cases back to Hell where they came from, then heck yeah, he’s got our support in such work and policy implementation, just as Obama and the entire liberal, evil, diabolical-minded crowd used the power of the presidency and the cultural elites against us.

Liberalism is evil because it devalues human beings; it makes them pawns in the great ideological struggle to the death. It has the blood of tens of millions on its hands, has developed a fake science called manmade climate change, has used its agenda-driven media hacks to push the fake news of manmade climate change to push the more secretive agenda of population control.

You are tools of the diabolical, demonic in your thinking, and those who align with the Divine are going to oppose you every step of the way, interiorly and exteriorly. You just can’t stand it that we now have a platform from which to decry and expose your wickedness, and so you have set about on a course to slime everything we stand for.

As Pope Benedict said, the Church Militant fights evil; it’s where the term derives from, in case you couldn’t figure it out. We chose this name for our apsotlate to clearly signify that ChurchMilitant.com is part of the larger Church Militant. But you have used the term and given us the name in hatred. So be it.

You gave us this appellation oiriginally in derision, but so truly does it represent us that we are unwilling to part with it — and so, we are ChurchMilitant.com, part of the larger Church Militant of the One Holy Catholic Apostolic Church outside of which salvation is not possible, established by Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God and Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the one and only true God, in Whom we find our refuge — Father, Son and Spirit.

If you are so willing to brand us as the flagship of the Church Militant movement, then we are happy to accept it. The goal of the Church Militant is to fight Satan in all his many disguises, which also include the sacred cows of the liberal leftists, many of whom are entrenched inside the Church. In this fight to the death, there is no retreat. We die fighting and achieve eternal life.

And our motto will be: If they will not be converted, if they will not hear the merciful, loving cries of repentance, if they will not see the light, then, if they won’t join you, crush ’em — like the Queen of Heaven already did to the serpent.

See you on the battlefield.

http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vortex-trump-and-the-church-militant

Prayer For Our Country

AN ELECTION PRAYER TO MARY


O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son.

Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people.

Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life.

Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.


 


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OREMUS COMMUNICATIONS JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

St. Norbert’s Speaker, Author and Internet Radio co-host to tell how we can live joyfully any time on Sunday January 15, 3-4pm

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Click on link above for details. All invited to attend Charles DeFeo’s talk on how we can Walk by Faith to Live Joyfully regardless of circumstances we are faced with.

Come to St. Norbert’s dining hall on Sunday, January 15 between 3-4 pm. All invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the St. Norbert’s 50+ group/generation seminar series.

God bless you and let’s help each other Walk by Faith to Live Joyfully!!!