Daily Archives: June 13, 2009

Evangelizing through Twitter

I’ve recently figured out this “Twitter” thing.  I have it all set up now where the posts on this blog go to my Twitter “feed”, which in turn posts automatically to my Facebook “status.”  You’ll know this, of course, if you got here through either one of those.

Anyway, it’s cool getting the little messages in my GMail that say, “So-and-so is following you on Twitter.”

Often, the main reason people “follow” you is to get you to, respectively “follow” them.

One of the first messages I got after setting up my Twitter Account was that So-and-so was followign me, so I clicked on it, and it said, “This account has been disabled due to violation of Twitter rules” or whatever.

The other first person I got was some kind of porn site.  I forget if I blocked them as a follower, or they got dumped like the other one.

Then legitimate pro-life and Catholic twitterers (?) started to follow my feed.  Even Relevant Radio is following me, making me hope I’ll get a mention on Catholic radio sometime.

But I’ve noticed a few more followers of a more “scandalous” nature.  One is a fellow whose profile says he likes to turn straight men gay.  Obviously, I’m not goign to be doing a reciprocal “follow.”  However, it’s nice that such individuals are selecting to “follow” this feed.  If “horny hotties” and people “looking for a good time” and people selling personal lubricants want to subscribe to my feed, I’m all for it.  I just hope they read what they’re subscribing to.

I ain’t discriminating against anyone who wants to read 🙂  So, if you happen to look at my Twitter pro-file, and raise your eyebrows at some of the names on my “followers” list, pray with them for me.

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.”
“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.”
St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us!
St. Paul, pray for us!
St. Mary of Egypt, pray for us!
St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us!
St. John Bosco, pray for us!
St. Francis Xavier, pray for us!
St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us!
St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!
Ven. Alphonse Ratisbonne, pray for us!

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“Liars from Satan!”

My father-in-law has a favorite expression regarding the Media and the Democrats:  “Liars from Satan!” 

That expression really comes to mind when I watch the way the media treat Sarah Palin.  They do everything they can to trash her, even at the expense of their own claims of feminism.

Liberals hate nothing more than someone who should be one of their “pet demographics” and isn’t.  When teens and college students are liberal, they’re “the voice of the future.”  When they’re conservative, they’re “uneducated” or “brainwashed” or “need to get a graduate degree.”  When Blacks are conservatives, they’re Uncle Toms.  When women are conservatives, they’re Setting Back Feminism.  Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter have both been accused, both in direct Internet comments and through fictional caricatures, of “sleeping their way to the top.”  I think I blogged about the review I read of Oliver Stone’s W., which said that the movie really makes its protagonist sympathetic, in part from its desire to make Cheney and Rove the real villains, but most of all its expression of absolute disdain for Condoleeza Rice.

So Sarah Palin embodies everything the liberals hate: she’s conservative.  She’s a woman.  She’s happily married and has a “big family” of five kids, yet she’s hugely successful.

They criticize her parenting the way they would never criticize the parenting of any liberal male politician.  They think she’s a bad mother not be Bristol engaged in fornication but because Bristol did so without parent-provided contraceptives.  Their own daughters may be engaging in all sorts of immoral behavior: they don’t care, so long as its kept a secret, and a baby sure is a way to bring things out in the open.

I guess what really ticked me off was a comment I read–it was a quotation of someone in an article about the feud with David Letterman–in which the person said, “Sarah Palin was the one who made her daughter’s pregnancy an issue and tried to get political points from it.”

That just infuriated me.  The liberals dug it up.  They even tried to say that Trip was Bristol’s son, by confusing the dates on some photographs.  They were the ones who made it an issue.  The Palins dealt with it nobly.

And, yes, it was a perfect expression of her Christian values: not encouraging fornication by passing out contraceptives, and not calling her grandchild a “mistake” the way Obama says he would, but embracing the situation and encouraging their daughter to take responsibility.

It just infuriates the liberals even more that they can’t “pin that” on her, that their Pharisaical attempt to say, “Gotcha” blew up in their faces as making Palin all the more a hero.

So, she goes to a baseball game with her 12ish daughter Willow.  Letterman makes some comment about Alex Rodriguez (whoever that is) “knocking up” her daughter during the ninth inning.  I thought I read something else about Letterman making a comment about attire.

Anyway, as one commentor put it in a “status” on Facebook: If the situation were Rush Limbaugh instead of David Letterman, and Michelle Obama (who does dress her daughters rather immodestly), Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton instead of Sarah Palin, the media would be crying for his head.

In this case, they’re attacking Palin for taking Letterman’s jokes too seriously.

For most of the day Friday on Yahoo, the headline was a video about “Palin’s Awkward Interview” with Matt Lauer.  She refused to accept Letterman’s apology.  Letterman claimed he was confusing daughters and the joke was referring to Bristol, not Willow, as if that excuses it.

She implied that Letterman’s a dirty old man and said that she wouldn’t trust her daughter around him (she reminded me much of my wife here.  I told Mary about the exchange, and she said, “I wouldn’t trust my daughter around someone who said that.  Of course, I can’t trust my daughter around anyone who’s pro-choice, because they don’t care about children”).

Lauer shot back, “Isn’t that just as offensive to say?”

Trent Lott said that Strom Thurmond, after he changed his views on civil rights, would have made a good president, and his career was over.

Joe Biden said that Barak Obama was important because it was so unusual to see an “articulate, clean-cut black man,” and he got made Vice President.

At least the media keep giving us more reasons to like Sarah Palin.

What’s wrong with the depiction of Tiller and Carhart

When pro-aborts talk about Carhart and Tiller, they act like they’re the super specialists, like the neurosurgeon my mom went to a few years ago who had to postpone her brain surgery to get an award from the Nobel Committee. 

They act like these guys are performing some rare and important medical procedure.  Like the woman who goes to Carhart for an abortion is akin to a Marfan with a dangerous aneurysm going to Hopkins for surgery instead of the thoracic surgeon at a regional hospital.

No.

First, Tillers records examined by Phil Kline prove the abortions were *not* medically necessary.

Second, it is inconceivable that there is any medical issue affecting a pregnant woman at 9 months that could not be just as easily resolved by bed rest, or a C-Section or inducing premature birth and caring for the premature baby in the NICU for a while.

No.  The equivalent is to a person with Marfan syndrome and a bulging aneurysm saying that Hopkins is too much money and/or trouble, and paying thousands of dollars cash to Dr. Jack Kevorkian instead.

Connecticut Commies Counterstrike contra Catholic Church

You may recall that, back in March, some homosexuals in the Connecticut state legislature proposed a bill that would qualify the Catholic Church, specifically, as a “corporation” and require it to be run by a lay board of directors, stripping the bishop of all real authority, etc.

The bill received widespread criticism across the country, and was tabled.

Now, the same people are back, claiming that, by opposing said bill, the Dioceses of Connecticut were engaging in “lobbying” and that the Catholic Church must be regulated as a lobbying organization!

Pope Benedict calls for deeper Eucharistic devotion

No news here, but worth reading:

The Pope went on to warn of the risk “of insidious secularization, even inside the Church” which “could translate into a formal but empty Eucharistic worship, in celebrations lacking that involvement of the heart which finds expression in veneration and respect for the liturgy.”

“There is always a strong temptation to reduce prayer to superficial and hurried moments, allowing ourselves to be overcome by earthly activities and concerns,” he cautioned.

However, reminded Benedict XVI, we must remember that in the Eucharist, “heaven comes down to earth, God’s tomorrow descends into the present moment and time is, as it were, embraced by divine eternity.”