Monthly Archives: May 2007

PFL’s Fr. Pavone, HLI’s Fr. Euteneuer and ALL’s Judie Brown to "Gang of 18": Stop calling yourselves Catholics

LifeSite quotes Frs. Frank Pavone (Priests for Life) and Thomas Eutenauer (Human Life International) telling the “Gang of 18” (Rosa DeLauro & co) to leave the Church.

Meanwhile, Judie Brown (American Life League) has started a new petition drive asking the bishops to excommunicate these killers

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President of Ontario Bishops Conference rebukes Premier

The Canadian bishops, like their country, are notoriously more liberal than those of the US, but the defiance spoken by Premier McGuinty against the Holy Father is garnering a response from them.

The “premier” (I don’t know why any post-Cold War country would use that title for its prime minister, but it’s telling in itself) claims his duty is to “all Canadians,” yet that’s the point: he’s not serving all Canadians, but allowing the weakest and most defenseless Canadians to be slaughtered.

Meanwhile, the ignoramus columnist linked above says that the Pope is basically banning Catholics from public life, which is ridiculous.

Wow! A cardinal with the courage to admit he was wrong!

Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, who had originally made McCarrick-like statements about not having the authority to turn anyone away from the altar, recanted those statements in the light of the letter then-Cardinal Ratzinger wrote to the US Bishops in 2004.

God bless him!

Great column by Judie Brown

Rep. Ryan’s Food Stam Challenge

For some reason, blogger won’t let me paste the URL as a link, so you’ll have to copy and paste:
http://www.house.gov/htbin/blog_inc?BLOG,oh17_ryan,blog,999,All,Item%20not%20found,ID=070515_0589,TEMPLATE=postingdetail.shtml

Anyway, Rep. Tim Ryan, who was one of the signers of the rebellious letter discussed in my last post, is doing a “Food Stamp Challenge,” living off of food stamps. That sounds great, and is something all elected officials in DC should be required to do: live off of the minimum applicable government program.

However, his “experiment” began with shopping at hugely overpriced yuppie supermarket Safeway. I think I might have actually gone there once in an emergency.

18 Demonocrats rebel against Pope–seems that they should *definitely* be excommunicated.

“The fact is that religious sanction in the political arena directly conflicts with our fundamental beliefs abotu the role and responsibility of democratic representaties in a pluralistic America,” the 18 write; “it also clashes with freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution.”

Typical of liberals, I think they have the First Amendment upside down. It says, “Congress shall pass no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It does *not* say, “Religious leaders shall make no laws respecting the political exercise of their adherents. . . .”

The Pope’s original statement, which the Vatican spin doctors went back and amended, was that they should *not* receive Communion, since they’re in mortal sin, and if they continue to receive Communion, they risk excommunication.

These guys are just begging to be excommunicated.

Children are bad for the environment, but estrogen pollution isn’t

There have always been two major issues in the overpopulation myth: poverty and environmentalism.

So it should really be news that some British think tank, especially one called the “Optimum Population Trust,” argues that children are a threat to the environment and that large families are among the worst sources of “Global Warming.” You know, you’d think these people would *want* to win support from conservatives, but they do everything they can to alienate us.

First of all, as I’ve discussed previously, the whole “large families hurt the environment” thing is just contrary to fact. The kinds of families who have lots of kids tend to be more economically challenged (interesting thought that just came to me: we always hear that “wealthier people have less kids,” but isn’t really that “people who have less kids end up wealthier”?). So they live in smaller houses. Because of budgets, coordinating so many family members and certain counter-cultural ideas, large families tend not to “do” as much as other families. They don’t have as many gadgets, generally speaking (for which they’re criticized). They tend to stay home and do “family stuff” instead of going out all the time (again, they’re labeled anti-social freaks).

Meanwhile, they’re also usually concerned about the environment to varying degrees. First, Catholics believe in stewardship of God’s resources. Large families usually live on tight budgets, so “reduce, reuse, recycle” is as much an economic principle as environmental: in that sense, it goes back for thousands of years. People with large families usually have a certain “naturalism” going on (e.g., “natural family planning,” “natural childbirth,” etc.) which includes concern for the environment, concern about nutrition, and so forth. In short, there are a lot of commonalities, and you would think that the environmentalist movement would want to get more conservative Catholics under their wing. Instead, they do everything they can to alienate conservatives, showing that, like all liberals, they really don’t care about what they claim to.

And further proving the hypocrisy is that estrogen pollution is becoming a huge ecological problem, and has been reported for several years now, but the mainstream media and the so-called “environmentalists” never touch the subject. Domenico Bettinelli says it very well.