Pro-lifers demand women seek permission to leave homes, take aspirin, speak, breathe….UPDATE December 12, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, asshatery, Christendom, contraception, Dallas Diocese, error, foolishness, fun, General Catholic, sadness, scandals, self-serving, silliness, Society.
You’ve got to hand it to the contemporary left, they know which buttons to push. The diabolically pro-abort Emily’s List has sent out a release to their subscribers (those poor, lost souls) stating that if “House Republicans” have their way (with what?), women will not be allowed to leave their homes, speak, or take an aspirin without “permission.” I have to wonder, permission from whom? House Republicans? There are only 230 odd House Republicans, they’re going to be awfully busy answering the requests of 150 million women…….
But what is frightening, is that Emily’s List may be excitable and leftist, but they are not dumb. They know that kind of talk resonates with the kind of people who subscribe to their list. Which is pretty incredible when you think about it. It’s the stupid Handmaid’s Tale grafted onto real life.
What is interesting, is that subjugation of women, at least in Christendom, grew more out of protestant ideals than it did the Catholic ethos. Women were more subjugated in protestant Prussia of 1800 than they were of Catholic England of 1400. The ultimate bad ideas regarding treating women as property developed from that same protestant ethos that was the precursor to the endarkenment, rationalism, leftism, and all the rest. So, philosophically speaking, it is the modern left that is really more likely, philosophically, to treat women as chattle than the Catholic Church, one of pro-abort Emily’s biggest enemies.
And don’t we see that every day, in the silence of ostensible feminists in the face of sex-selective abortion, where in some countries the male-female birth rate has become so skewed as to go above 60-40? But pro-aborts cannot criticize, or even acknowledge, this very elemental attack on women, because to do so would lead to other uncomfortable questions and thoughts regarding abortion overall. So, they have to largely pretend this nightmare doesn’t exist, and develop pretend boogeymen on the “radical right” who are just hankering to keep women thoroughly subjugated.
Unfortunately, we do see a bit of this kind of hyperbolic on the “right,” as well. I may even fall prey to such from time to time. When one really cares about a cause – like ending the ceaseless murder of a huge percentage of all infants conceived worldwide – it is possible to go too far. Looking back, I can see I’ve gone a bit over the top a time or two. Taking a break, saying a prayer, and asking for some Divine Light on a matter is always a good way to keep from uttering embarrassing, emotional statements. I should probably heed my own counsel more than I do!
Still, this made me laugh. I thought it was pretty funny, that the women who make up the majority of the pro-life movement just can’t wait to “go back to a time” when they have to beg their husbands for permission to speak (after 20 years of marriage, even the very idea is so opposite from reality, it’s just ludicrous). That is so utterly counter to the reality of the pro-life women I know that I just had to burst out laughing when I read it.
I think they’ve run out of ideas.
UPDATE: Boy am I dumb. I don’t know how I missed this part: “Right now, the only thing that’s keeping the Republican Party out of your doctor’s office and out of your bedroom is the Democratic majority in the Senate.”
Wait, now who is exactly in who’s doctor’s office? How many MILLIONS of Americans can no longer see their preferred physician due to the legislation rammed through on a strict party line vote by the demonrats? Which party is causing millions now, and tens of millions next year, to lose their health insurance? This is probably the most savagely invasive legislation in the history of this nation! And it’s Republicans who want to invade women’s privacy?
Please. The left does nothing but project its own prejudices and twisted psychology on its purported enemies. Incredible.
Left wing priest hates him some babies December 11, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Abortion, contraception, demographics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, sickness, Society.
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A priest named Fr. William Grimm has said some rather awful things. This man is apparently the head of UCANews, which I have stumbled across a few times, always noting a distinctly modernist, left wing outlook in its coverage. He appears to hate him some babies. Maybe he’s been in Japan too long, since Japan is committing national seppuku through refusal to reproduce.
Whatever the case, read the below, and see if you identify any semblance of faith in a transcendent God:
For the most part, the questions are innocuous. But one stands out for its breathtaking irresponsibility: “How can an increase in births be promoted?”
Are they serious? There are already seven billion people on the planet and we continue to increase. Resources are being depleted. Other species of animals as well as plants are being driven to extinction by the pressure of human numbers. [Does this man convey any sense that we should just trust in God and He will provide? Read all the below, and see if you can find any sense other than a worldly, very left-wing outlook. Does Fr. Grimm (very apropos, don't you think?) not realize that the kings of Juda and Israel were punished - severely - for a far smaller lack of faith than he is evidencing?]
Global warming results from the burning of fossil fuels to provide power for living, transportation and manufacture. The increased demand for power means increasing reliance upon dangerous nuclear power. Air, water and soil are being degraded. Food shortages occur in precisely those areas with the greatest population pressure. People are driven to live in urban slums in a search of a livelihood. [OK, even playing his worldly game, why is the economy of Japan and so much of the West in terminal decline? The answer is lack of children. In Japan, there is 0.85 children per woman. Each woman will have less than one child in her lifetime, on average. The collapse of the Japanese birth rate took hold in 1990, which is the exact same time that their economy entered its now 23 year slump. This is not a coincidence. As for the rest of this paragraph, it's just boilerplate leftism, easily refutable and devoid of faith.]
Children are born, but die before getting a chance to live in much more than a biological sense. [I suspect Fr. Grimm is highly conflicted, at best, over abortion. I'm sure he sees many lives "not worth living."] Malnutrition and the diseases of poverty cripple others. Social, health and educational services are inadequate to ensure a truly human life. Crowding increases crime, unrest, oppression, war and a general uglification of the human environment. [Yes, there it is. If life doesn't meet Fr. Grimm's exacting standards, it is sub-par and not worthwhile. In point of fact, around the world today, the average and median standards of living are higher than they have ever been in human history. What Fr. Grimm is saying is that we should have never made it to this point, because all the poverty and suffering that existed around the world, near universally (compared to today), up until the mid-late 1800s, made life unlivable. Therefore, we should have offed ourselves long ago, which I would also imagine Fr. Grimm would agree with, if you scratched a little deeper.]
For the Church to call for an increase in births is not just stupid, it is immoral. Catholic social teaching stresses the importance of the common good. What common good is advanced by merely increasing our numbers? [Need I say more? This man is a misanthrope. He is also a self-admitted heretic. And he is influencing millions of Catholics, especially in Asia, with his twisted heresy.
A return question for Father - how is the common good served by denying billions of people the chance to live? Who are you to play God?]
Contrary to what some people seem to think, the Catholic Church does not oppose family planning. [Ummm, yes She does. But she permits this disordered act at times to avert a greater evil, but only under grave circumstances.] Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae forbids particular “artificial” methods of regulating births and has given rise to a Catholic cottage industry of “natural family planning.”
But, whatever dispute there may be over methods – and for the most part there is no dispute because Catholics have opted to ignore the teaching – [A subtle way of trying to convey the idea that it's acceptable to engage in grave sin by rejecting Church Dogma, by claiming everyone is doing it. This man is fundamentally immoral.] the fact is that the Church can encourage intelligent and responsible limitation of family size even without retreating from Pope Paul’s teaching. [Not the way you're advocating it. I can see the bats have been loosed from the belfry since last March.]
Instead of asking how we can increase births, the Catholic Church should be a world leader in calling for responsible family planning that will ensure that all people who are born have a chance to live beyond age five and have access to the food, healthcare and education that will enable them to live with the dignity of the children of God. [Man leftists love to play god! Sheesh! Only those that live beyond 5 and have a full belly, medical ease and a grand education have a worthy life! This is too much! Can this man think of anything save in the most worldly of terms!]
Wow, I don’t often read stuff from left wing fever swamps anymore, and now I remember why.
But what is incredible, is that his view is probably the predominate view within the totality of clergy in the Church today.
What is most disturbing, is that this article is plainly pointed at the Philippines, where there is a great struggle ongoing to limit contraception coverage already approved by the government, and prevent the legalization of abortion. All the hallmarks are there. If you have “too many” babies, they will get sick, and some may die. It will ruin your ability to gain wealth. It will make you and all around you miserable. ”You’ll ruin precious gaia, my true god, err, I mean, this precious creation uh, ahem, ‘god,’ has given us.” It is interesting to observe that as protestant sects have made significant inroads in the ravaged post-conciliar Filipino Church over the past 25 years, suddenly there are growing factions of Philippine society that support things like contraception, divorce and remarriage, abortion, etc.
That private judgment is a real tool of satan, isn’t it? Man, I love babies so much, it just freaks me out when I read something so obviously pedophobic.
….said the surely diabolically-influenced neo-pagan atheist in the comments to the Youtube video of crazed pro-abort feminist gomorrists attacking Catholics in San Juan, Argentina.
I know the video below has made the rounds, but when I finally got around to watching it, and saw that comment, I thought I’d go ahead and do a post.
I had intended to link to the version where I found the comment, but I cannot. While there is nothing even remotely scintillating in the acts of perversion and self-degradation contained therein, some of these acts reach levels of wretchedness and explicitness I simply cannot allow on the blog. So, I’ve posted the sanitized version from LifeSite below.
Long after you are dead and reduced to moldering dust, ladies, the Church will remain. In fact, She will remain forever.
This is the world today. This is what Vatican II calls us to embrace, to find all that glorious worldly wisdom to teach the Church a thing or 200?
These attacks are increasingly brutal. These women were much more aggressive than last year. What is funny, should any of the men have lashed out – and thank God they didn’t – the women would have been the first scream “victim.” Having spray paint liberally applied to the eyes could cause permanent blindness.
But, you know, the more these women assaulted the men, and the less the men responded, the greater the victory for the men became. Even in the eyes of fallen world totally bereft of supernatural sense, the calm, defiant prayer of the men has elicited overwhelming sympathy. But in the supernatural sense, the victory is all the greater, in fact total: the torrents of Grace these men received was enormous. Even in apparent “defeat” – which this wasn’t – the Christian triumphs. In fact, the greater the “defeat,” the greater the triumph, provided we cooperate with Grace.
In contrast, the enormous sins committed by these women, and the damage wrought on their eternal souls, are incalculable. I pray for their conversion, but as Aquinas and certain other Saints have said, those lost in sins of intellectual pride are the most resistant to conversion of all. Hence the reason so few manifest heretics ever converted. Worse, these women have not only developed titanic levels of intellectual pride, but they have also fallen into the gravest sexual depravities. Combined…….I pray for a miracle.
For the second year in a row, where on earth are the police? Is this some game they play in Latin America, give the leftists a free pass for a big, destructive event, then pretend to lay down the law afterward? What good will hundreds of cops around the Cathedral do the night AFTER the big event? Who pays off who? The police were quoted as saying they couldn’t do anything because the radicals were women. Please. If they had been going after a government office, you can be assured the police would have intervened. We know whose side they’re on.
I was at a class the other night, and we talked about the culture. I think agreement was pretty much unanimous of the 80 or so there – we’re headed for a wicked persecution. Our virtue will be tried as we cannot believe. It will be so tempting to lash out at those attacking us, but for the most part we are going to have to submit.
But such submission provided the blood that watered an Empire and gave the Church the Grace to overcome it. That’s the mind-blowing thing about Christianity, no matter how badly we lose, we always win.
What a heroic display of manhood! What virtue! God bless these men!
A good exegesis on Limbo of the Infants December 3, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, catachesis, contraception, episcopate, error, Four Last Things, General Catholic, Grace, Holy suffering, sadness, sickness, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
Presented below is a sermon from an FSSP priest on the subject of the Limbo of the infants. I did a post on this subject a couple of months ago that was taken exception to by one fellow blogger, who made some statements that led to a falling out between us, at least on a blogging level. I don’t cotton to calling good priests heretics because you don’t like their presentation of a belief that has been widely accepted throughout the history of the Church, if it is not a formal doctrine. So, this post may be controversial.
In the previous post, I took a less strong view than does the priest in the sermon below. He argues quite forcefully for the existence of Limbo, and claims that is where unbaptized babies (and aborted babies) go. This is a serious issue and has constant real-world implications. I have personally found, as have others, that many women intending to abort their women have convinced themselves that the abortion is a “good thing,” because they have been told, or come to believe, that their baby will immediately fly to Heaven and not have to experience the travails of this life. Even if true – which, the vast preponderance of belief from the Tradition weighs against this belief – this “abortion as salvific act” would do nothing to assuage the mother’s guilt for involvement in the murder of her own child, a sin that certainly cries out to Heaven.
This is a most pernicious idea. It is very difficult to convince women otherwise, when they have been led to believe that their abortion is actually a good and holy thing. Unfortunately, in our current day and in the Church we presently have, there is a very widespread belief that aborted babies DO go to Heaven. Even many priests and theologians share this view. To say such a view greatly undermines pro-life efforts would be a tremendous understatement.
But aside from the practical aspects of what I consider to be the almost certain error of abortion as Sacrament, there is the matter of Truth, and the preponderance of theological/Magisterial opinion. Without question, the understanding that unbaptized but otherwise sinless infants and children go to Limbo, not Heaven, has been the dominant belief of Saints and theologians going back to the earliest Church. Limbo is not a medieval concept. It was posited in the early Church by great Church Fathers.
The sermon. There are some powerful quotes from early Church Fathers and Church Councils. It is critical to note that the recent opinions given casting doubt on Limbo have no authority. I also found the distinction between the hope we can have for infants who die from natural causes, to faithful Catholic parents, prior to baptism, and those who die in abortion very important. There is much greater reason to have hope for the former, than the latter:
One more small addendum. To claim that arguing strongly that unbaptized babies go to Limbo makes one a heretic is simply untenable. The great St. Augustine, one of the two or three most influential theologians in the history of the Church, posited an even “stronger,” if you will, belief – he claimed it was certain Doctrine that unbaptized babies, and all unbaptized souls, go to hell. If strongly supporting Limbo makes one a material heretic, I guess the Church is really screwed up, because one of her greatest and most influential lights was even more in “error.”
But in reality, one can believe very strongly for Limbo (or even hell) in this matter and remain a faithful Catholic, because the Church has no authoritative Dogma on the matter. However, the conservative position, if you will, is that unbaptized but sinless children most likely go to Limbo. Thus, the traditional Catholic practice of quickly baptizing newborn infants has a strong theological basis, and is not just a superstitious act as some modern theologians try to claim.
Help Loreto House procure a mobile sonogram unit December 3, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, North Deanery, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
Loreto House is a Denton-based pro-life apostolate that is in the process of acquiring a mobile sonogram unit for use outside local area abortion mills. They have acquired a van for housing and moving the unit, and have access to grant monies to help pay for much of the remaining conversion and acquisition costs, but they need donations now to help pay for the rest. In a recent entry on their website, they provide additional details and also inform us that the Whole Women’s mill in Fort Worth is now re-opened with a doctor with admitting privileges at a local hospital, and that Planned Barrenhood in Ft. Worth will also be opening a new facility soon. So, after some great progress from the recent state law greatly cutting down on the number of abortuaries around, the number is going back up.
The enemies of life, the agents of demonic human sacrifice, never give up. So, the need for this mobile sonogram unit is very pressing. While we are blessed with three pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in the Diocese, they cannot always perform sonograms. That is where the mobile sonogram van comes in. Statistics show that 80% of women who see their baby’s heartbeat on a sonogram will NOT procure their planned abortion. See below details of the need from Loreto House:
A benefactor has made a Ford cargo van available and another benefactor is providing funds to complete most of the interior finish out.At this time, there is no other mission we know of that is providing mobile ultrasounds in the DFW area and we must act soon!The approximate cost for a portable ultrasound is about $30,000 and there will be additional needs such as wiring, monitor, exam table and work station.We are applying for a grant from the Knights of Columbus to cover 50% of the ultrasound cost but we must raise the remaining funds to be eligible for this grant. Miscellaneous costs above the grant amount will be about $20,000 or more.
We have been blessed with a benefactor who is willing to match, up to $10,000, the amount we are able to raise by December 15th.We ask for your prayerful support to meet this extraordinary need.Please send a donation now to:Loreto HousePO Box 2533Denton, Texas 76202-2533Has God been tugging at your heart to help the pro life effort? We need more volunteers to help staff Loreto House so that we can go on the road as often as possible. Also, if you are a sonogram tech with some time to donate please contact Loreto House.God bless,RandyOffice: 913 Avenue C, Denton, TX 76201940-380-819124 hour hot line….1-866-602-5951
The most anti-Catholic president in US history December 3, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, Papa, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
Barack Hussein Obama, our first communist-raised president, has displayed an antipathy towards the Church that is just startling throughout his administration. Two recent episodes just highlight this very disdainful attitude towards the Church. The first is the closure of the US Embassy at the Vatican, allegedly on security grounds. This, according to former US Ambassador to the Vatican James Nicholson, was driven equally by Obama’s disregard for the Church, and the increasingly anti-Christian views of the deeply embedded – and dominant – progressive elements in the State Department:
“It’s another manifestation of the antipathy of this administration both to Catholics and to the Vatican – and to Christians in the Middle East. This is a key post for intermediation in so many sovereignties but particularly in the Middle East. This is anything but a good time to diminish the stature of this post. To diminish the stature of this post is to diminish its influence.
“The State Department has for a long time wanted to do this. It came up when I was an ambassador. I explained the folly of this and it went away. But now they seem determined to do this. The perception is [with this action] that the United States is showing a lack of appreciation for the relevance of its diplomatic partner in the Vatican.”
But coupled with this latent Church bias in the State Department is the Obama administration’s own internal biases against the Church. These biases are most evident in Obama’s incredibly strident support for abortion and the forced dissemination of contraceptives around the world, all at US taxpayer expense. This ties in the other repressive, anti-Catholic action taken by the Obama administration I wanted to mention – the HHS Mandate. In an extremely revealing article at the Washington Examiner, Timothy Carney reveals that the HHS contraceptive mandate is largely a kick-back to huge drug companies like Merck and Phizer for their massive lobbying efforts in favor of Obamacare:
The audacity and mendacity with which the Obama administration defends its illegal contraception mandate is standard fare for politics. What’s distinctively Obamian in this fight is the insidious corporatism underlying it all.
Look at the contraception mandate from almost any angle, and you see the corporatism. Sometimes it’s on the surface, and sometimes it’s implicit in the arguments.
The contraception mandate is nakedly a huge subsidy to the industry that most firmly supported Obamacare: the drugmakers.
The drug industry has spent more on lobbying under Obama than any other industry. Top lobbyists at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in 2009 met behind closed doors with the White House and Senate Democrats, promising political support for Democrats in exchange for friendly provisions in Obamacare.
Top Obama bundler Sally Susman oversees the lobbying shop at drug giant Pfizer, which sells $7.6 million a year in name-brand birth control pills, while also selling contraceptive injections and generic drugs. Pfizer’s CEO during the Obamacare debate was Obama donor Jeffrey Kindler. In a corporate filing, the company justified his salary increase by pointing to his Obamacare lobbying.
Obama’s contraception mandate requires all employer-sponsored health care plans to cover 100 percent of the cost of all FDA-approved contraception. [And this, of course, includes the coverage offered by the Catholic Church to its myriad employees and agencies in this country] That gives customers incentives to choose Pfizer’s name-brand pills, because the entire cost is passed onto employers and thus onto customers and colleagues. And of course, this means more profit for Pfizer.
Hey, Obama wants his “signature health care law” passed, no matter what. If a few million Catholic consciences have to get hurt in the process, that’s a small price to pay for the advance of socialism, right?
I would also be remiss if I did not mention Obama’s reflexive, almost obeisant support for the pro-abort lobby, which is also the pro-contracept lobby. Tie all these things together, and we have the most anti-Catholic president in US history, and even the most anti-Catholic major politician in about a century. All is done stealthily, under the cover of corporatist socialist wealth transfer schemes and concerns over alleged security failings – concerns which came far too late for several Americans in Benghazi in 2011. Which concerns are just ludicrous political cover for an anti-Catholic bias, anyway – can you imagine the US closing its embassy in Switzerland and relocating it to Germany? It would never happen. The Swiss (or whomever) are “valued partners in X, Y, and Z.” There would never be even an intimation of doing so. But when it comes to the Church and the sovereign Vatican City state, that’s entirely different. Who cares about the Vatican, anyway?
That latent anti-Catholicism built into the fabric of this protestant-founded nation is never very far from the surface.
A brief rebuttal to a common pro-abort lie December 2, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, disaster, General Catholic, horror, North Deanery, sadness, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society.
Since we moved, God be praised, to Irving, my family has gotten much more involved in pro-life efforts. I have reported that due to the passage of the recent laws in the state Legislature, most abortion mills in the DFW area have closed. Only three remain open, all in Dallas proper. Those three have been very busy, tragically. But, all these mills, providentially, are located adjacent to Catholic crisis pregnancy centers (NOT supported by the Diocese – White Rose and Birth Choice can always use your help and support). As such, my wife and kids have been going to the mills at least weekly for the past several weeks, praying, counseling, and generally serving the pro-life cause.
One of the most noxious, prevaricating attacks pro-aborts like to make against pro-lifers is that we don’t care about what happens to the baby and mother, we just want to see another baby birthed and then we leave the poor, destitute mother to her own devices, surely floundering around and suffering horribly in squalid conditions, with wailing brats and nothing to feed herself, or them. This image is very powerful. I know from personal experience that this kind of image of “baby as bringer of poverty and suffering, the ruin of one’s life,” is frequently in women’s minds when they are considering having their baby killed. I know women are counseled by staff at the mills that, if they listen to the pro-lifers, they will be stuck with a baby they cannot afford and their lifestyle will surely suffer.
But it is first and foremost totally false, especially as regards the support pro-lifers provide, through agencies like White Rose and Birth Choice, to women with crisis pregnancies. Pro-lifers in general, and Catholic pro-lifers in particular, care profoundly about helping women who choose to keep their babies, sometimes for long periods after birth. I know of one woman who received over $20,000 in assistance via White Rose for herself and her child after making the decision against abortion. In another case, a Nigerian refugee couple who arrived in this country destitute was provided with everything they needed for a year by Catholic crisis pregnancy centers. These are outstanding examples, but hundreds of other women every year receive great assistance from these centers, for things ranging from diapers and formula to cribs, entire sets of bedroom furniture, to pre-loaded gift cards at major retail outlets – everything a mother with child needs.
Of course, there are always needs unmet. But the idea that pro-lifers are “only in it for the baby,” that this is some perverse ideology that just wants to see a bunch of babies born and then leaves the mother to her own devices, is ludicrous. I think it is once again an indication of projection by the political and social left, for they are the ones that truly use women to score their ideological point, by having an abortion, and then totally abandon them once the procedure is done. Pro-abort support for post-abortive women is incredibly scant, to the extent it exists at all, and their idea of providing charity to pregnant women and children in need is demanding others pay for it through support for leftist politicians and programs.
The entire philosophical and argumentative basis for abortion is based on murderous lies. Abortion doctors are not caring professionals, by and large, they are greedy hacks who operate substandard facilities in the only portion of the “medical profession” left open to them. Pro-aborts don’t care about women, they almost universally toss them aside after they score another victory for the march of leftist progress. They certainly don’t care about the children, unless one is so monstrously morally bankrupt as to claim that someone is better off to not be born at all, unless they are born under “ideal” circumstances.
I’ll admit, I tire of the lies, and the stench of demonic death that surrounds these horror houses. But the fight must go on, and will, because every baby saved is an infinite victory for the mother, the child, and the whole wide world.
Interestingly, I just read an article the other day on how singularly, spectacularly ineffective all the great celebrity news-hounding “charity” by the Gates has been. In effect, most of their programs haven’t even slightly improved the lives of the poor in Africa, but have only served to further enrich third-world kleptocrats. But, these huge-dollar giveaways do keep the Gates’ name in the papers, which may be the point of it all.
And not to be churlish, but once again, we see a Catholic apostate hanging her apostasy on the words of Pope Francis. Fairly or unfairly, that is the reality those words have created:
Melinda Gates, the wife of Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, is running a £2.7 billion ($4.3 billion) project to provide birth control for an additional 120 million women in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Her work has been criticised in some Catholic quarters because the Church opposes the use of contraceptives.
However, in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph Stella magazine, Mrs Gates, 49, said she had wrestled with her beliefs before making her views – which put her at odds with the Catholic Church’s teaching – public.
“It took me a couple of years, quite honestly. I knew it would be controversial. But you can’t turn your back on these women you meet.”
Access to contraception led to greater opportunities for girls, as preventing unwanted pregnancies allowed them to finish their studies, Mrs Gates said. [But at what cost? How much will future productivity implode due to tiny family size? What of the long-term health effects on the mother from using often very dangerous, carcinogenic forms of contraception (the kind most preferred by the Gates, like 30 day shots of huge doses of hormones, to keep the "ooops I forgot" factor" away? None of this is mentioned, and contraception - a grave moral evil - is presented as an unalloyed good.]
“I use contraceptives. I believe in contraceptives, my friends use contraceptives. And so if I believe in this for myself – and for my daughters and other women – I said to myself, ‘How could I not speak out about this?’” [Could this be a way to rationalize her sin, by foisting it on tens of millions of other women? "Everybody is doing it" is the oldest excuse in the book for sin.]
Mrs Gates said she was heartened by Pope Francis, who has suggested that the Church is too focused on contraception and abortion. [Did he? That was just one quote, how many other quotes - and there are a number - weigh against that one?]
“I’ve been so happy to hear him say overall is that he’s focused on the poor,” she said. “That is the Church’s mission. If you go back to the Bible, it was about focusing on people who were poor and marginalised. [Yes, but NO! It was - it IS - about saving your soul! About loving God with all your heart, mind, and strength, which means ACCEPTING ALL THE TRUTH CHRIST HAS REVEALED THROUGH HIS CHURCH, INCLUDING THE EVIL OF CONTRACEPTION! But I see you are a true product of your schooling, I would imagine 90+% of Ursuline grads agree with you.]
“So I think he’s trying to put the conversation back on the roots of the Church, and I think that’s fantastic.”
There you go, systematic theology from Melinda Gates. Wonderful. It is so sad she has not been advised by a very holy priest of the danger she is putting her soul in. But then again, perhaps she has.
I know there are so many things to pray for, but perhaps a prayer for the conversion of Mrs. Gates would be in order. So sad, she is going to have a devastating impact on so many women. She has at least 4.3 billion things to atone for. I pray for her happiness in this life and in the next, and most devoutly for her sincere conversion.
Good news – Supreme Court upholds Texas abortion law November 20, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, horror, sadness, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
The US Supreme Court has decided to leave in place a Texas law requiring abortion mill “doctors” to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law will remain in force until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals makes a determination on the case early next year.
This aspect of the law – along with the ban on abortions after 20 weeks – has resulted in the shut down of dozens of mills statewide. In the DFW area, only three mills remain open out of 10 or so (I forget the exact number). While these mills are all very busy, they are all, providentially, located adjacent to the three crisis pregnancy centers in the Dallas Diocese. This concentration allows pro-lifers to focus on just these three mills and keep a constant presence of counselors, individuals praying, and other means to stop women from having their children killed.
Just last week, God be praised, my wife played a part in a save. A rather affluent couple decided not to get an abortion after speaking with sidewalk counselors and seeing our blessedly large family.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued an opinion today indicating the Supreme Court will not get involved in a case out of Texas that has abortion facilities there appealing a law that has closed numerous abortion clinics that can’t protect women’s health.
In a big victory for pro-life advocates in Texas earlier this month, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Lee Yeakel of the Western District Court in Austin and restored key portions of a pro-life law in Texas that will ultimately stop abortions and could close abortion clinics. Abortion clinics appealed that decision to the Supreme Court and Justice Scalia issued a ruling today saying the high court will not get involved.
“The underlying legal question — whether the new Texas statute is constitutional — is a difficult question. It is a question, I believe, that at least four members of this court will wish to consider irrespective of the 5th Circuit’s ultimate decision,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito concurring. “I would maintain the status quo while the lower courts consider this difficult, sensitive, and controversial legal matter.”
The justices voted 5-4 to leave Texas’ pro-life provisions in place and the four Democrat-appointed pro-abortion justices all voted to overturn the pro-life measure. Justice Stephen Breyer write a dissenting opinion saying he expected the case to return to the Supreme Court.
This is good news. I’m certain the 5th Circuit will leave the law in place, meaning it will go to the Supreme Court, unless Planned Barrenhood and their allies give up before that (unlikely).
BTW, I thought you might find this Google review of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Greenville Ave in Dallas illuminating:
I visited this clinic once thinking abortion was right for me, after this visit I realized it was not. They were so careless and rude and the thing they cared most about was getting their money. They moved us in groups from room to room, I felt like we were cattle being moved around. In my paperwork it said I would be talking to a counselor about my feelings to make sure I was making the right decision, this so called ” counselor” only ran my debit card. In each of the waiting rooms I just felt so uncomfortable.. There were a couple ladies in there so happy to get their abortion done so they could go party and drink without throwing up due to their current pregnancy.. Really? If these kind of abortion clinics are going to be around I think the PROPER screening needs to be done. Im not against or for abortion, but I am not ok with women having abortions back to back because they want to sleep around. I am a younger mom and am about to have my second child with no regrets, its not that hard it does force you to grow up.. Apparently some people cant handle that. But overall this clinic was disgusting the staff are careless and rude. I hope my story might help change another womans mind.
The other reviews are similar: rude, careless staff, just going through the motions, the sole focus is on the money from abortions. But how else would one expect people who murder babies all day to act?
Crazed Texan feminist Amanda Marcotte is a baby-hating sociopath November 20, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, shocking, sickness, Society, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
And in other news, water is wet, and humans require oxygen. If DDLG gets his wish and Texas becomes an independent state, I think we’re going to have to compile a short list of individuals to immediately deport for criminal stupidity/misanthropy.
Amanda Marcotte proves once again that nothing in the universe is more important to her than the continued murder of millions of fellow humans, in this case, likening babies in utero as being akin to bacteria. I won’t import the “tweets” into the page, but some of Marcotte’s statements, instead:
Taking antibiotics terminates more life than an abortion. One organism < the billions you kill with antibiotics.
Well, I oppose the use of antibiotics for everything. Bacteria are innocent and have a right to live. [But human babies do not. Thus, the apotheosis of feminist baal-worship, offering human sacrifice to their dark god willingly, but finding in bacteria something precious and possessing great sanctity.]
If you can believe an embryo is greater than a woman, I can believe bacteria has a right to live. [Yes, the old "embryo" canard. Babies only spend a short time as embryos. Virtually every abortion takes place well after the embryonic stage, and occurs when the child has developed to the level of fetus. And many of these babies are very capable of feeling the horrific torture of surgical or chemical abortion. But bacteria are much more worthy of life.]
So, babies are bacteria and abortion is like antibiotics. This nonsense conclusion is where the syllogism leads, which tells you there must be at least one flawed premise to the pro-choice argument.
Amanda Marcotte simply hates babies and wants them dead. Her thinking is so perverse, she has so twisted her “thinking” around radical leftist feminist ideology, she can’t even see what a moral monster she has become. I think she’s possessed.
Surprisingly – or maybe not – she grew up in a very isolated part of West Texas in a very conservative family. Then she went to Austin, got her mind filled with leftist lies (but, she was apparently open to them before she even left home. I know a couple folks who have met her, and she seems to have rather substantial……issues. Major daddy issues) and the rest is sad history.
In reality, Marcotte has done us a favor, she has simply, and rather foolishly, revealed the true nature of the feminist ideology. It’s not pro-woman, it’s anti-baby. It’s most frequently anti-men. A psychologist might say it is the outward manifestation of a deep-seeded inner loathing.
She is truly a sad creature. I pray for her conversion. She too has a soul, and will one day stand before the Judgment Seat of God. That is a terrifying thought for the most virtuous soul, but for someone as immoral as Marcotte……I just pray she converts. Given the positive reinforcement she gets from millions of like-minded femi-leftists, I doubt she will, but I pray for her conversion nonetheless.