"An error in the beginning is an error indeed." - St. Thomas Aquinas
"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine." - St. Thomas Aquinas

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Friday, October 31, 2008

"Kindle" The Love of Reading

Amazon just created the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite bookie.

It's called the Amazon Kindle. "A convenient, portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers. At 10.3 ounces, Kindle is lighter and thinner than typical paperbacks, and fits easily in one hand. Its built-in memory stores hundreds of titles. An optional SD memory card lets you hold even more. From Melville to Morrison, your favorite authors can always be with you."

Okay, what about the glare? Reading a computer screen is hard on the eyes you know?

"Utilizing a new high-resolution display technology called electronic paper, Kindle provides a crisp black-and-white screen that resembles the appearance and readability of printed paper. The screen works using ink, just like books and newspapers, but displays the ink particles electronically. It reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, Kindle can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.The screen never gets hot so you can comfortably read as long as you like."

Think of the possibilites for homeschoolers! Download classics for as little as 50 cents! No more heavy backpacks! They can bookmark, highlight and make notes as they read right on the screen. It's pricey, but I've spent more on a gaming system and games.

My sister just got one of these for her birthday and she called me right away to tell me how wonderful it is. The Reviews online (5,000 so far) praise it. This sounds like a great gift for the book lover in your life.

Check out video and reviews by clicking here:

Kindle: Amazon's Wireless Reading Device

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Thank someone today! The person at the drive thru, the cashier at the supermarket, the crossing guard at school. Read their nametag, look 'em in the eye and say Thanks!

A family member, your spouse. Make a nice card, have dinner as a family (even if it means eating late, when Dad gets home). Your children for a job well done today.

Buy some flowers or a plant (lots on sale right now and grocery store bouquets can run as little as $6.00) for a friend. Make extra cookies to give to your neighbor. Keep $5.00 in the car to give to the homeless man or woman you see, the one holding the sign on the corner.

Thank God for everything!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Terrible T.V. Tuesday

Someone over at Yahoo T.V. deserves an award for sitting through some of the lamest plots and dumbest "twists" to ever hit the ol' boob tube. Here's a preview:

It happens to the best of television shows. After a few strong seasons, a series takes a wrong turn that fans find unforgiveable. This is known as the moment the show "jumped the shark." Sometimes it's just one goofy episode, like on "Happy Days" when Fonzie competed in a water skiing competition during which he had to pull off the ridiculous stunt of jumping over a shark (hence the phrase). Other times, it can be an entire plot shift that completely ruins the show. Remember when the working-class Conner family won the lottery and "Roseanne" became unwatchable? Click through this slideshow to see which current shows we think have officially jumped the shark.

My hubby and I have two shows on this list. I am just glad someone else noticed and now I have a name for it.
Check out which shows have "jumped the shark" this year.

The First Sorrowful Mystery

As I was praying the Rosary today and meditating on the Sorrowful mysteries, I thought of Jesus in the garden. In agony. Agony. AGONY. I looked that up on dictionary.com (cause it's fast) and here's the definition of agony:

extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical or mental suffering

Then I thought, why was He in such agony? So much pain that His sweat was like blood. What could make that happen? What did He know? My thoughts were coming fast now, and I was almost done with the decade..He knew about us! Now! He knew He would have to die for us..and we would not recognize His sacrifice. In fact, we would continue on in our sin as if nothing had ever happened. Yeah, we say we are saved and all that, but we continue in our sin. Then I thought of the millions of abortions, the genocides, the holocausts, our selfishness and greed. He knew. He saw this. No wonder His sweat was drops of blood.

Lord, forgive us. We know not what we do.

Jeremiah 5:21 'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Munificent Monday

Munificent: extremely liberal in giving; very generous

The original premise behind this blog was to get the word out to folks about how and where you can give in your communities, in the nation and across the world. To bring charities to light for folks who may have never heard of them. I have posted about some and have links on my sidebars for giving. If you should click on any of the store advertisements on my sidebars all proceeds will go to one of the following charities: Catholic Relief Services, Feeding America, or Habitat for Humanity. Those stores offer a commission of 10% of the purchase. Just leave a comment as to which of the three charities you would like your 10% to go.

You can also click on my charity badge(on the right sidebar)to donate to Golden Harvest Food Bank or on the left sidebar you can click on Medical Missionaries or Good Search to donate to various causes of your choice.

Love of neighbor begins at home. It is not a seasonal event. Whether you choose to give through the links I have provided or to one of your favorite charities, I urge you to begin practicing giving, according to your means, as a way of life.

Monday Movie Review

What an amazing experience! I started out watching this movie and ended up becoming a part of it. After the initial awkward voyeur experience, I began to feel as if I were actually there, in the French Alps, standing behind the camera man. I didn't want to leave. It was fascinating, beautiful, joyful, spiritual and so much more. I highly recommend this movie. I wish I had seen it on the "big screen" as I am sure that it was even more spectacular.
Turn your lights off, light a candle, sit back with a warm cup of tea and a blanket (the snow in the Alps is very cold!) and slip off into serenity. Enjoy the silence.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

From The Vatican

The Church doesn't get any clearer. As Catholics, we have an obligation to defend the dignity of the human person. We also are obliged to inform ourselves and others in regards to the dignity of the human person. The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, with the approval of Pope John Paul II, specifically addressed our responsibilities as Catholics when it comes to politics. This is an excerpt of the Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding The Participation of Catholics in Political Life:
The Church recognizes that while democracy is the best expression of the direct participation of citizens in political choices, it succeeds only to the extent that it is based on a correct understanding of the human person.[17] Catholic involvement in political life cannot compromise on this principle, for otherwise the witness of the Christian faith in the world, as well as the unity and interior coherence of the faithful, would be non-existent. The democratic structures on which the modern state is based would be quite fragile were its foundation not the centrality of the human person. It is respect for the person that makes democratic participation possible. As the Second Vatican Council teaches, the protection of «the rights of the person is, indeed, a necessary condition for citizens, individually and collectively, to play an active part in public life and administration.

Catholics, in this difficult situation, have the right and the duty to recall society to a deeper understanding of human life and to the responsibility of everyone in this regard. John Paul II, continuing the constant teaching of the Church, has reiterated many times that those who are directly involved in lawmaking bodies have a «grave and clear obligation to oppose» any law that attacks human life. For them, as for every Catholic, it is impossible to promote such laws or to vote for them.

Read the entire text here: The Participation of Catholics in Political Life

A Word From Father Corapi

A Call for a Rosary Novena
By Fr. John Corapi
Among the most important titles we have in the Catholic Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary are Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary. These titles can be traced back to one of the most decisive times in the history of the world and Christendom. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7 (date of feast of Our Lady of Rosary), 1571. This proved to be the most crucial battle for the Christian forces against the radical Muslim navy of Turkey. Pope Pius V led a procession around St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City praying the Rosary. He showed true pastoral leadership in recognizing the danger posed to Christendom by the radical Muslim forces, and in using the means necessary to defeat it. Spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and this more than anything was a battle that had its origins in the spiritual order—a true battle between good and evil.

Today we have a similar spiritual battle in progress—a battle between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, truth and lies, life and death. If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies of God—total collapse, economic, social, and national. The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation.

God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception. This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church. If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English.

A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death—unwanted, unborn children.

No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.
May God grant us the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and counsel to form our conscience in accordance with authentic Catholic teaching, and then vote that well‐formed Catholic conscience.

Please copy, email, link and distribute this article freely.
God Bless You
Fr. John Corapi

Have It Your Way

Finally, a political party that lets you, the people, have it your way! Click here to see your 2008 Presidential Candidate:
Republicrats '08

Sarah Palin Meets The Pope

So, Sarah Palin's advisors decide that it is time for her to meet a bunch of serious world leaders. They head to Europe, where, first up, she has an appointment with the Pope. The Pope and some of his Cardinals invite her for a boat ride on the Tiber.

As they are sitting in the gondola talking, a wind starts up and blows the Pope's hat into the water. Palin looks around and realizes that no one is going to do anything about it, so she calmy rises, takes off her her high heels, and steps off the side of the boat.

Instead of diving into the water, however, she walks across it, to the hat, picks it up and walks back across the water to the boat. She climbs in, hands the Pope his hat and continues discussing whatever it was they had been talking about.

The Cardinals are open mouthed in astonishment at what they have just seen. The news media, in nearby boats are busy discussing among themselves how to report it.

Headlines the next day at the New York Times, The Washington Post and the networks all blare: "New Revelation: Sarah Palin Can't Swim."

H/T American Papist

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope

Rosalind Moss, host of EWTN's Reason For Our Hope, has received approval from The Church to start her new order and officially become a nun. Full habit and all. This is wonderful news. Click here for more info.

This Day in History

1861 - 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)
1929 - This day became known as Black Thursday after Wall Street investors panicked and ordered their stock brokers to sell, sell, sell! Nearly 13 million shares traded hands and stock prices plummeted. Many stocks recovered late in the afternoon, but the stage had been se
1940 - The 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
1945 - The United Nations charter took effect on this day in 1945 at the San Francisco Conference. 51 countries came together determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; to reaffirm faith in human rights; to promote social progress and better standards of life; to practice tolerance and live together in peace and unite their strength to maintain international peace and security.

Study your American History! A people who have no knowledge of their history are like a tree without roots. - Marcus Garvey

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Much Needed Reminder

From over at Traditional Catholic:
"Right in your own home town there are thousands of homeless looking in garbage cans for food to eat. They sleep in the brutal cold. They suffer and suffer and people callously walk by and smirk at them...It's all about me-ism. No one cares about the poor little child that tugs at somebody's robe because he is starving. No one cares that the little children wont have any dinner tonight, or tomorrow or even the next day. They are too comfortable in their lives to care that somewhere in the world, a child is dying alone from hunger."
(emphasis mine)
Here's a great idea I found online, each week when you go grocery shopping, buy a few cans of food that are going to be specifically donated to the soup kitchen. Keep a bag in your house that you will add these cans to. When the bag gets full you can then deliver the food to the soup kitchen yourself.

To find a local soup kitchen in your area you can look in the phone book, call your local government office or do a search online. You are bound to find a few. Once you determine which soup kitchen you are going to donate to give them a call and let them know you are about to go food shopping and would like to pick up a few things for them and find out what they are low on.

With Winter on the way, you can collect coats, gloves, hats, blankets and socks and deliver those to your church or community shelters. Socks are very important!

H/T: Bruce Tucker

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

No Worries Nov 4th

Proverbs 3:5-6 reassures us, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; in all your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths." and again Psalm 37:23-24, "Those whose steps are guided by the LORD; whose way God approves, may stumble, but they will never fall, for the LORD holds their hand." NAB

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Family Movie Night

Tonight we gathered around the old box and settled in with Lilies of The Field. This 1963 movie starring Sydney Poitier and Lilia Skala takes us into the desert where we find Homer Smith and some down on their luck nuns. The nuns prayed for a miracle and God sent them Homer, much to his chagrin. It's a great movie, in black and white, well done, funny and entertaining. The messages of man against self and humility are well taught. My son had to read this novel for his English class and really enjoyed it. He vouches that, while some characters are combined, the movie is pretty true to the novel.
Take some time this week and share it with your family. You won't go away sad. In fact, you may even go away singing..Amen!

Monday, October 20, 2008

One Party Control = Out of Control Party = America Suffers

If Barack Obama wins the White House on November 4th, the Democratic party will hold both the Congress and The White House. Now this may sound great for Dem's everywhere, but it's really not great for Americans at all.

The Framers of the Constitution deliberately set up our government so that no one branch would have exclusive power and thereby the opportunity to rule with an iron fist. They created three branches of government; the Legislative branch makes the law, the Executive branch executes the law and the Judicial branch interprets the law. Each branch has an effect on the other.

This Separation of Powers provides a system of shared powers known as Checks and Balances. By design, the various branches are forced to be accountable to one another and no on branch can commandeer enough power to become dominant.

It has happened in the past and the results have not been good. Bill Clinton and a Democratic congress, in 1993-1994, passed and signed the largest tax increases in the history of the world. In 2002, Bush and the Republican congress passed and signed massive tax cuts, that at first seemed to help the economy but were ultimately responsible for the massive deficit we have now. A two party government demands that the President and the Congress work together in a system of bargaining.

Click to read more on Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just Funny!

John McCain needs to be like this more often!
check out this video at Moira Lives!

Lend A Helping Hand

Contact Hope Force International today and spend your holidays helping others.
Become a Hope Force Reservist Today.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008


Three of my children graduate from Young Marine Bootcamp today. It is also the 49th Birthday of the Young Marines. I am very proud of my Young Marines. One of them will be meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. They are all nervous, speculating on which one it will be. They were the only recruits this session. They have learned close order drill, Young Marine Corp History, marching, teamwork and self-discipline.

The Young Marine Obligation:
From this day forward I sincerely promise
I will set an example for all other youth to follow
And I shall never do anything that will bring disgrace or dishonor upon my God,
my country and it's flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines
These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon
them and myself.
Semper Fidelis!

The Young Marine Creed
1. I will obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.
2. To keep myself neat at all times without others telling me to.
3. Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my Faith.
4. Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home or at play.
5. Remember that having self-discipline will enable me to control my body and mind in
case of an emergency.
Congratulations Young Marines! Hoorah!
For more information or to find a Young Marine unit near you click here! Young Marines

Is it Our "Choice"?

Should Barack Obama become President this is the first bill he has promised to pass. It is called the Freedom of Choice Act. It declares that government (state or federal) will not interfere with a woman's right to have children, terminate pregnancy before viability and/or after viability to protect life or "health" of mother.

This Act will allow abortion at any time, in any way if it may impact the physical or mental health of a woman.

The United States Supreme court said in Doe vs. Bolton, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 70-40, IV, p. 11, Jan. 1973, that abortion could be performed "...in the light of all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the well being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health."

In Roe vs. Wade, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 70-18, p. 38, Jan. 1973 we have this statement from the court "Maternity or additional offspring may force upon the woman a distressful life and future. Psychological harm may be imminent. Mental and physical health may be taxed by childcare. There is also the distress for all concerned associated with the unwanted child, and there is the problem of bringing a child into a family already unable, psychologically or otherwise, to care for it. In other cases the additional difficulties and continuing stigma of unwed motherhood may be involved. All these are factors that the woman and the responsible physician will consider in consultation." (emphasis mine)

The problem here is that these are not "health" issues. They are social issues.

I have included links to all three documents, Please take the time to read them through. Understand what our Supreme Court has ruled and what the Freedom of Choice Act will put into place before you consider yourself pro abortion or pro life.

*Required Reading for all women concerned about reproductive health issues.*

Roe vs. Wade
Doe Vs. Bolton
Freedom of Choice Act
How Hormonal contraception works
If you've ever taken The Pill or any other form of Hormonal Contraception..did you really read the insert? Here it is. Take a look.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Information Insert

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another Reason to Homeschool

Kids in Racine, Wisconsin get the Obama indoctrination course this year. One of their textbooks contains a chapter about Obama called "Dreams from my Father". There's no use in calling the school and it's district irresponsible for allowing this. Of course, the publisher, McDougal Littell Literature, an arm of Houghton Mifflin, will not include this chapter in their 2009 versions. Ugh. Just a preview of what is to come if this man get's into a position of power.
Read more here

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Make Some Noise!

I wanted to highlight some awesome Christian musicians that my family enjoys. Check them out..they are awesome!
Aaron Thompson

Matt Maher

Michael John Poirier

TSK! Come on!

This is a cryin' shame. Unfortunately, it's not surprising. I'm not a Howard Stern fan however, he did this piece that is umm..no words, friends, no words. The level of ignorance is utterly embarrassing. Are these the folks ACORN has been signing up?

H/T: A Broader Mark

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just To Be Clear

I need to make a clarification. I am strongly against abortion. I have posted here that it is, what I consider to be, an effective genocide in America and the world. What I have failed to mention and must correct now, is that I do not condemn the women who have stepped into those clinics and had an abortion. Although the act of abortion is intrinsically evil, I understand that we, as humans, are susceptible to it on all levels. I don't know what drives women to abortion. I do know there is forgiveness for those who seek it.

What I abhor and stand up against are those that would tell America that abortion is okay. That is good for our country and good for the world. Even worse are those who say they would not have an abortion, but say it's okay for anyone else. Hypocritical thinking.

Father, we ask for healing for the mothers and fathers who have sought and obtained abortions. We pray that, in your Divine mercy, you will forgive them and comfort them in their sorrow. We pray for all those who stand by idle, who do nothing to stop the evil that is abortion. We pray for those who would overlook the evil of abortion in favor of other political or ideological issues.

If you are seeking healing after an abortion click here: Project Rachel

What Is Wrong With America?

What is wrong with our country that we must even discuss if a child is "born alive" or not? There is something so wrong that we are even considering if this is morally acceptable. How have we let this evil creep so far in that some are are demanding that it is morally acceptable. What has become of human rights in this country? When a child in the womb is reduced to a non-human?

The Miami Herald, today, reports on a "fetal funeral" to be held for a baby born alive after an abortion and found on the roof of the Gyn Diagnostic Clinic. You can read more here and here.

Happy Birthday Ora et Labora!

Please join me in wishing one of my best girlfriends a wonderfully Happy Birthday! You can leave her a birthday wish here:
Ora et Labora

Interesting Analogy from Coffee Catholic

Ave Maria Gratia Plena...: You're walking down the street one day with five friends and you see a woman being raped...

The Memo!

OMB Watch, a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to transparency of the Federal government has posted a copy of the internal Senate memo detailing the warning about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae way back in 2006. The signers are: Senators Hagel, Sununu and Dole, Chuck Hagel, John E. Sununu, John McCain, Elizabeth Dole, Lindsey Graham , Jeff Sessions, Wayne Allard, Mike Crapo, Jim Bunning , Jon Kyl, Rick Santorum, Mel Martinez , Judd Gregg, John Thune, Richard Burr, John Ensign, Larry E. Craig, Jim DeMint, James Inhofe, Tom Coburn. View the letter here: Omb Watch

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

The persecution of Christians in Iraq is taking a higher toll. Just last week a shop owner and 15 year old boy were both murdered by extremists.
There has been a new attack against the Christians in Mosul. Yesterday afternoon, an armed group assassinated Hazim Thomaso Youssif, age 40. The ambush took place in front of his clothing store in Bab Sarray; it is not yet known who ordered the killing, but it is suspected that it is the work of Islamic fundamentalists, in a city that has long been the theater of deadly attacks on the Christian community.
read more..

November 9th, 2008 is International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Please join in prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world.
Click IDOP to learn more.

Monday, October 13, 2008

They Lived!

Incredible stories of LIFE! Choose it every time!

Amy's Story:
In September of 1975, a woman discovered that she was pregnant. Things were very difficult for her, as she was raising two sons, six and 15 years old. Their father had walked out on them and refused to help care for the boys financially, or in any other way. The only alternative for this woman, it seemed, was to abort this unexpected baby. After all, she could barely afford to feed the children she already had.
read more..

Gianna's Story:
Gianna's biological mother was 17 when she had a saline abortion in her third trimester. After being burned alive for approximately 18 hours in the womb from the saline solution, Gianna was delivered alive in a Los Angeles County abortion clinic.

Sarah's Story:
My mother's choice was my death sentence. My mother Betty had an abortion in November 1970. A few weeks after that, she was sitting at home reading when the book on her stomach began to bounce up and down. That's when she knew she was still pregnant ..with ME!

Boycott on McD's Works!

The Boycott of McDonald's for supporting the homosexual agenda has worked. The President of Communications at Mc Donald's corp has resigned and McDonald's USA said it wil l not sponsor the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of commerce in 2009! Read more below here: causa nostrae laetitiae: To anyone who says boycotts don't work. . .

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Black Biretta: Voting for Politicians

Fr. Trigilio's post reminds us of our obligation as Catholics to vote for a candidate who does not support abortion. The Black Biretta: Voting for Politicians

Saturday, October 11, 2008

South Carolina Fundraiser Make a Wish Foundation

I just found out about this, please link on over to Lindsey's site and read her story. Beautiful little girl. Our prayers go out to her family and we thank God for them as they help so many others. Click here to learn more.

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Mother Never Told Me This!

Profound Marriage advice....now it all makes sense!:)

check it out here: LarryD

Pay It Forward

Have you ever seen "Pay It Forward"? What about "Evan Almighty"? Both movies have, in their messages, the idea of passing on random acts of kindness. Have you ever done a random act of kindness? Paid some stranger's toll? Or bought a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line? Have you given away something you had to another, just because, without calling attention to yourself in the process. Please share your stories here.

And while you are sharing check out this site Random Acts of Kindness for more ideas on how you too can offer these acts of kindness in your communities.

"Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science or eloquence" - Mother Teresa

Divine Mercy

To find out more about this beautiful prayer and Saint Faustina click the words below.

St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy

On the Wagon

9 days friends, 9 days!! Thank you for your prayers!
St. Therese,
St. Faustina,
St. Francis,
St. Clare,
Pray for us!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Did you watch the Presidential debate last night? I did. I feel like it was a repeat of the first debate. No more answers. No more information put out that hasn't been spouted since day one. More of the same..more of the same. It was hard to stay awake during this one.

I've been thinking about it all day. Tom Brokaw asked the candidates to prioritize the issues they would fix if they are to be the next President. Would it be health care, energy or economy that must be tackled first? I thought, wait a minute, what about life? If we continue to pursue abortion on demand in this country there will be no need for health care or money or energy. Democrats are so concerned about the people..Obama never stops talking about the middle class..then explain to me why they wish to encourage their core constituents - the middle classes of all races - to support birth control and abortion? They are effectively eliminating their party support.

This 2003 bill never made it to the floor for votes because it was voted down in the House and Human Services committee which Obama chaired. This bill outlined the definition of a "born alive" infant. He was afraid the wording would be used to challenge Roe v. Wade. He accused the National Right To Life Committee of lying when they said by downing that bill he was effectively favoring infanticide. Yet, in an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network he said the following:

Obama: Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here's a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported – which was to say – that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born – even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe vs. Wade.
(emphasis added by me)

Here's the text of the federal bill he says he would have supported:

Even after Amendment 001 was added in committee, Obama still rejected this bill. This amendment is identical to the amendment in the Federal Bill that was signed into Law on August 5, 2002.

Tom Brokaw asked the following question last night (taken from CPD website )

BROKAW: Senator Obama, let me ask you if -- let's see if we can establish tonight the Obama doctrine and the McCain doctrine for the use of United States combat forces in situations where there's a humanitarian crisis, but it does not affect our national security.

Take the Congo, where 4.5 million people have died since 1998, or take Rwanda in the earlier dreadful days, or Somalia.

What is the Obama doctrine for use of force that the United States would send when we don't have national security issues at stake?

OBAMA: Well, we may not always have national security issues at stake, but we have moral issues at stake.

If we could have intervened effectively in the Holocaust, who among us would say that we had a moral obligation not to go in?

If we could've stopped Rwanda, surely, if we had the ability, that would be something that we would have to strongly consider and act.

So when genocide is happening, when ethnic cleansing is happening somewhere around the world and we stand idly by, that diminishes us.

OBAMA: And so I do believe that we have to consider it as part of our interests, our national interests, in intervening where possible.

But understand that there's a lot of cruelty around the world. We're not going to be able to be everywhere all the time. That's why it's so important for us to be able to work in concert with our allies.

Let's take the example of Darfur just for a moment. Right now there's a peacekeeping force that has been set up and we have African Union troops in Darfur to stop a genocide that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

We could be providing logistical support, setting up a no-fly zone at relatively little cost to us, but we can only do it if we can help mobilize the international community and lead. And that's what I intend to do when I'm president.

(my emphasis added)

America's Genocide

It seems to me that America is undergoing it's own genocide. Abortion is genocide. Don't we then, have a "moral obligation" to do something about it? Doesn't it "diminish us"? How can we ask others to stop the brutal murder of their people when we are allowing the brutal murder of the most innocent among us in what should be the safest place on earth!? The very womb of their mothers. We have the nerve, the audacity, the ignorance, the arrogance the wretched cold-heartedness to call this our choice?!?

If someone can explain to me how abortion is not genocide I would love to hear it.

Webster's defines genocide the following way: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group

The Alan Guttmacher Institute which provides abortion statistics for Planned Parenthood offers the following information:

37% of abortions occur to black women, 34% to non-Hispanic white women, 22% to Hispanic women and 8% to women of other races.**
The abortion rate among women living below the federal poverty level ($9,570 for a single woman with no children) is more than four times that of women above 300% of the poverty level (44 vs. 10 abortions per 1,000 women)

This sounds to me like the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has this to say in her paper The Pivot of Civilization

Everywhere we see poverty and large families going hand in hand. Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly. People who cannot support their own offspring are encouraged by Church and State to produce large families. Many of the children thus begotten are diseased or feeble-minded; many become criminals. The burden of supporting these unwanted types has to be bourne by the healthy elements of the nation. Funds that should be used to raise the standard of our civilization are diverted to the maintenance of those who should never have been born.

Find out more about Margaret Sanger's Negro Project at the following sites:
Black Genocide
Washington Times Article
There is so much more to say on this. I will continue to post on this issue. I encourage you to visit the websites I have linked to and inform yourselves. Let us be careful of the change we ask for.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I found this at Big is Beautiful..she's got a great blog.

Monday, October 6, 2008

View From The Pews: A Family Blessing

Beautiful Prayer..courtesy of View From The Pews: A Family Blessing Click to read.

The Scenic Route


Amazing visuals were just one aspect of the journey I was on this weekend. I took the scenic route.
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They Love Me..They Really Love Me!

My kids met me at the airport today (they can do that at noon, cause we homeschool!..Oh yeah!) with a beautiful hand made sign that said Welcome Home #1 Mom..and they each wrote a wonderful note of welcome to me. Gee Whiz, I love those kids!

p.s...I've been smoke free since Thursday, October 2nd. Please keep praying.
Sts. Faustina, Therese of The Child Jesus and Francis, pray for us!

A Change of Heart

I'm back from conference! Wow! It was a truly incredible experience. Both human and Divine. I just got off the plane so I'll post more in the coming days..It was wonderful. The conference was Military Council of Catholic Women Worldwide held in Texas and over 200 women were in attendance. Prayer, Mass, Adoration! Beautiful Music..beautiful surroundings...so much to relate. Click here to view their website MCCW. If you are a Catholic military woman, active duty, spouse or retired, you can be a part of this wonderful organization.

More to come...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Off We go!

I am off on a trip to join with other Catholic Women in the military in a spiritual conference this weekend. Please keep us in your prayers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Satisfying The Need to Read

I stumbled on this article that provided a list of how and where to donate books. Now I know you can just run on down to the local Goodwill any ol' time, but perhaps you want your books to go further..say Africa or Afghanistan. Or maybe even...California. By clicking on the link below you will find different ways to donate your books. Always check them out to find out what types of books they need and make sure your donated books are in good condition.

Click here: Donate Books Now!


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