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My aunt was killed this way. Her “nurse” kept her just absolutely blasted on opioids until she’d burned through all my aunt’s savings, then my aunt miraculously died literally the day the money ran out.
In hospitals, I wouldn’t doubt if half of all elder deaths are deliberate. We had another first hand experience of having to watch an elderly hospitalized person like a hawk in order to keep the medical staff from doing something horrible. With one nurse in particular, the desire to “end their suffering” was palpable. The individual in question was able to leave the hospital and died at home several months later, of natural causes.
Anyway, a nurse in Canada has been charged with at least 8 counts of murder for dosing patients to death, deliberately:
A nurse in Canada has been accused of preying on elderly patients at assisted living centers for nearly a decade — intentionally delivering fatal doses of drugs to them as she jumped from facility to facility, authorities said.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of eight people, ranging between 75 and 96 years old.
Her victims included five women and three men — all of whom were patients at Caressant Care nursing homes in Ontario where Wettlaufer had worked.
“We are confident at this time that all of the victims have been identified,” Woodstock Police Chief William Renton said at a press conference.
Since Wettlaufer worked at several other long-term care facilities, officials said authorities haven’t ruled out the possibility of more victims.
The eight patients that have been identified so far were all administered a drug before their deaths, but officials have refused to say what kind.
“I’m not in a position at this time to comment of specifics of the drug,” said London Police Service Det. Sup. William Merrylees. [Because doing so might be politically inconvenient, say, because the drug is one commonly associated with
murder by doctor euthanasia?]
………After it was revealed Tuesday that Wettlaufer had been disguising her hits as harmless deaths from disease or old age, many of the patients’ relatives came forward saying they had grown suspicious of their care — including Horvath’s daughter.
In my experience, people often have suspicions. And those suspicions are often well grounded.
But for how long will it be illegal to involuntarily kill- murder – an old or sick person in this country? Even worse, how long will it be before sick people are forced to die by a corrupt government-corporate alliance that only cares about how much things cost, and not making people well? California’s approval of euthanasia is already having an entirely predictable effect- insurers are refusing to cover chemotherapy while eagerly paying for self-administered suicide drugs:
At age 29, Packer was diagnosed with scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes scar tissue to form in her lungs. A doctor told her she had three years to live. Now 33, she has outlived the death sentence.
But as her condition deteriorates, she’s finding little support for her fight to stay alive.
Since California’s End of Life Option Act took effect, attitudes expressed by sick members of support groups she’s run or been involved with have changed to the grim. Where once members exchanged messages of hope, “people constantly are talking about, ‘We should be doing this [dying].’ ”
“I just wanted no part of it,” says Packer, a devout Roman Catholic. [and mother of 4, aged 7-13. Obviously pregnancy has been out for her for the past 4 years]
Then her doctors suggested that switching to another chemotherapy drug might buy her time. Her medical insurance company refused to pay. She says she asked if the company covered the cost of drugs to put her to death. She was told the answer is yes — with a co-payment of $1.20.
“My jaw dropped.”
Months later, after Packer threatened to tell her story to the media, the drug was approved.
It took barely ten years in Holland, Belgium, and similar countries for “voluntary euthanasia” to advance to “involuntary euthanasia.” If you can get a doctor in Holland to decree a life worthless, that person’s life if forfeit, regardless of age or condition or personal desire. Involuntary euthanasia is all the rage over there, with scores if not hundreds killed a year.
All we’ve ever done is run a few decades behind them. Open, legal murder of the elderly and sick will be here, soon enough, to the extent that a nurse like the one above may be impossible to prosecute.
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I know probably most readers of this blog are already well-informed of Catholic Relief Services many nefarious activities and have long been indisposed to support them in any way, but for the record, because this is not an inconsequential development, Lepanto Institute has found that CRS acquired and distributed millions of contraceptives under USAID direction during the period 2006-10 in the Congo.
The reports are detailed and are based on CRS’ own internal, triple-checked inventories and disbursements. Note this all occurred while PBXVI was reigning, imagine what they are getting up to today:
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A most provocative, but, I think, illuminating post, from Non Veni Pacem. I’ll just get to it – anyone who has paid attention to Francis’ many disturbing pronouncements has almost certainly observed more than a slight whiff of Calvinism. But docmx001 argues that far from being simply tainted by Calvinism, Francis is in fact a wholehearted proponent of the central thesis of Calvin: total depravity. This is part of the incredibly noxious and heretical TULIP theology, which is predicated on the notion that humans are totally depraved, devoid of any good, and utterly dependent on Grace freely given and totally unearned for salvation. This also figures in with their sicko vision of predestination, that God deliberately creates the vast majority of souls to be damned.
The argument put forth that Francis embraces total depravity is pretty convincing. It would make a great deal of sense, and could also reveal the hidden psychological motivation, very similar to Luther’s, that gives power to Francis’ wholesale assault on the Faith – unable to overcome whatever sins he himself is attached to, he posits a perverse theology in order to provide an escape clause for himself. Thus, men are unable not to sin, and sin gravely, but God is so awesome all we have to do is make a one time profession of faith and we are saved, irrespective of our actions. This would certainly seem to explain Francis’ enormous affinity towards evangelical protestants of the American sort. Anyway, Non Veni Pacem’s argument:
Francis yesterday continued his twisting of the One True Faith by demonstrating, once again, that Calvinist/Lutheran theology is at the core of his own false religion. All the “mercy” that Francis talks about is NOT the mercy of God, but rather a false mercy, because it is grounded in this false idea of Total Depravity. You absolutely MUST understand Total Depravity, and why it is false, if you want to make sense of how Francis operates.
First, here are the comments from yesterday: HERE
“Behind an attitude of rigidity there is always something else in the life of a person. Rigidity is not a gift of God. Meekness is; goodness is; benevolence is; forgiveness is. But rigidity isn’t!” he said. [Rigidity is not a virtue. But other ways of saying what Francis means – and this is clear through dozens of statements on this topic – certainly are: zeal, conviction, love for the Truth, all these things most certainly are virtues, and were found in all the Saints]
In many cases, the Pope continued, rigidity conceals the leading of a double life; but, he pointed out, there can also be something pathological.
Commenting on the difficulties and suffering that afflict a person who is both rigid and sincere, the Pope said this is because they lack the freedom of God’s children: “they do not know how to walk in the path indicated by God’s Law”.
“They appear good because they follow the Law; but they are concealing something else: either they are hypocritical or they are sick.” [That’s a particularly nasty way to view those holding differing views. Need I mentions such speech is both unprecedented and unworthy of a pope? This is not virtuous speech, either. This is the speech of an ideologue, of one who views those who hold differing ideas as enemies. Enemies so corrupt in thinking there is something very much wrong with them]
I’ve written so many times about this: Francis thinks mankind is INCAPABLE of resisting sin and living a Christian life, because he personally is completely lost in sin. He doesn’t just think it is difficult, he thinks it is impossible. Instead of renouncing sin as the path to freedom, he thinks trying to live by God’s Law takes away freedom. [This is possible, I suppose, but I don’t know what evidence we have for Francis being totally attached to personal sin, over and above the errors he very commonly promotes. I think it possible to fall into the error of a basically Calvinist comprehension of free will and Grace without being completely attached to sin. Luther certainly was, but then, he had a little bit different conception of will and Grace. I think the point can stand even if one does not try to prove that Francis has embraced this philosophy out of a personal inability to resist sin. It could simply stem from what may be his essential rejection of Catholicism and seeming view that protestants are much more right than Catholics on most of these matters]
Kids, this is the very definition of Total Depravity. Please go look it up. This is why the Lutherans, Calvinists, etc are not simply “variations” of a “reformed” Catholicism. No, they are a completely different religion, because they deny that men have free will. They deny that a sinful act is the result of a person making a conscience choice to do wrong, because they believe man is so utterly inclined toward sin that resisting it is futile. [I totally agree on the assessment of protestantism as a different religion. This is absolutely true, and is what made the Lutheran-Catholic understanding on justification such a farce. Of course, Lutheranism, along with most all the other sects, has radically altered, or toned down, the extremist views of their founder]
Like every wretched heresy, this one is mixed with some truth to make it plausible. In this case, that men must cooperate with God’s grace on the path to salvation. Don’t be distracted by this. Of course we need to cooperate with God’s grace.
But that’s not all! Total Depravity goes even further, in claiming that even our GOOD choices are evil, because those choices are ultimately always grounded in selfishness. We simply are not capable of doing good, because even when we do good, we do so for our own interests. Our Will is not just impeded by concupiscence, but rather our Will is totally fallen, and we are not capable of choosing to love God.
So, why is this false? Because Total Depravity violates God’s perfect justice. If we truly don’t have free will, then we can’t be held responsible for our actions. It wouldn’t be fair. But we see throughout scripture that man is absolutely held accountable for his decisions. I mean, isn’t this the whole point? God created us to know, love and serve Him in this world, and be with Him forever in the next. God laid out how to know, love and serve him, and now expects us to do just that. He wouldn’t do that if we were incapable of it.
Again, I agree very much with this assessment of these protestant heresies. But does that mean Francis shares them? I think a goodly number of his statements imply, at the very least, a strong sympathy with these protestant beliefs, if they are not consciously embraced by the Bishop of Rome.
We know a number of things: Francis is exceedingly hostile towards Catholics who hold to what might be called the “old Faith,” or the Faith of the Fathers, Saints, and Tradition. He totally rejects “rigid” understandings of morality and Church Doctrine. He favors a very modernist, Jesuitical, worldly approach to morality and doctrine. He is also extremely friendly towards protestants and their beliefs, he has taken part in numerous protestant worship ceremonies, he has lionized and feted the most Calvinist evangelical protestant leaders, and he has even submitted to being blessed (cursed might be a better world) by protestant preachers.
And then we have the upcoming ecumaniacal confab in Lund, Sweden celebrating the greatest tragedy in the history of Western Civilization, the protestant revolt against Christ and His Church. Already many signs are pointing at an “extraordinary gesture,” an attempt to declare that Lutherans may receive the Blessed Sacrament freely.
Then we have the ongoing synodal process, which has been little but a thinly concealed war against the Church’s entire moral edifice, to bring it in line with…….protestant understandings, more or less.
There is, of course, another possibility, which is the way I have leaned for some time: that Francis is simply a modernist of left-wing sensibilities who completely disregards the idea of unchanging Divine Revelation and Dogma in favor of a morally relativistic approach. This philosophy would equally propel Francis to attack so-called rigidity and to constantly belittle those who reject his modernist comprehension. It causes him to feel the Church is horribly behind the times in holding to outdated “medieval” beliefs and practices that are not only unrealistic but unmerciful in today’s world, which he pretends is so very much different from past times. Of course, human nature never changes and the modernist claim that the Church must change to suit the vagaries of whatever age she finds herself in is nothing but a self-serving excuse for perpetual revolution, but it’s there nonetheless.
With this leftist modernist belief, he would naturally find repugnant those who hold to the constant belief and practice of the Faith, and would seek to radically change practice and doctrine to be more amenable to the ways of the sick and twisted culture in which we live.
So, which do you think has a better basis, or neither? Is Francis a furtive Calvinist seeking to remake the Church along protestant lines, or is he a left-wing modernist, or some combination of both (or neither)? It’s an interesting debate and this post is already running very long, but I’m interested to know where you feel the preponderance of the evidence lies.
As for myself, I think the answer is along the lines of both and. Francis is plainly very favorable to modernists, especially of the evangelical/Calvinist stripe, but he is also I think very strongly tainted with modernism through his Jesuit Latin American background and timeframe. He is definitely the Bishop of Rome most radically at odds with the perennial belief and practice of the Faith for which a detailed historical record exists. He is also the one with the means at his disposal – instant communication, constant coverage, every word blasted to the four corners of the world – to do the most damage.
I thank Non Veni Pacem for the stimulating post.
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From one of Rorate Caeli’s most recent posts, several significant if perhaps unsurprising revelations from Francis I had missed, given that I now generally avoid him and his pronouncements as much as possible. Was the Church better off before instant worldwide communication? Hard to say. It was probably a lot easier on individual souls, however.
The slight – it can certainly be taken as such, and may well have been intended – against Our Lady in ignoring the 99th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in order to receive Lutheran heretics and schismatics in audience (while displaying a statue of the arch-heretic Luther in the Vatican) on the same day is truly breathtaking. But that’s just the start, as it always seems to be with the Argentine Bishop of Rome (my emphasis):
…..The start of the centenary of the Fatima apparitions on October 13th 2016 was buried under a blanket of silence. That same day, Pope Francis received in the Paul VI Audience Hall, a thousand Lutheran “pilgrims” and in the Vatican a statue of Martin Luther was honoured, as appears in the images Antonio Socci published on his Facebook page. Next October 31st, moreover, Pope Francis will go to Lund in Sweden, where he will take part in a joint Catholic-Lutheran ceremony commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. As can be read in the communiqué drawn up by the World Lutheran Federation and the Papal Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, the aim of the event is “to express the gifts of the Reform and ask forgiveness for the division perpetuated by Christians of the two traditions.”…….[Which expression seems to imply at least an equal sharing of blame for this “division,” if not that more share falls on the Catholic side. Naturally, this is a complete inversion of reality, but that should hardly be surprising]
…….During his audience with the Lutherans on October 13th, Pope Bergoglio also said that proselytism, is “the strongest poison” against ecumenism. “The greatest reformers are the saints – he added – and the Church is always in need of reform”. [This strongly implies sainthood for Luther, does it not? How many of the Saints warred with all their being not just against protestant heretics but heretics of all stripes? I guess that fact just has to go down the memory hole for Francis] These words contain simultaneously, as is frequent in his discourses, a truth and a deception. The truth is that the saints, from St Gregory VII to St. Pius X, have [indeed] been the greatest reformers. The deception consists in insinuating that the pseudo-reformers, like Luther, are to be considered saints. The statement that proselytism or the missionary spirit, is “the strongest poison against ecumenism” must, instead, be reversed: ecumenism, as it is understood today, is the greatest poison against the Church’s missionary spirit. The Saints have always been moved by this spirit, beginning with the Jesuits who landed in Brazil, [No, it started long before that, with the first Apostles] the Congo and the Indies in the XVI century, while their confreres Diego Lainez, Alfonso Salmeron and Peter Canisio, at the Council of Trent, fought against the errors of Lutheranism and Calvinism.
Yet, according to Pope Francis those outside the Church do not have to be converted. At the audience on October 13th, in an off-the-cuff response to questions from some young people, he said: “I like good Lutherans a lot, Lutherans who truly follow the faith of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, I don’t like lukewarm Catholics and lukewarm Lutherans.” With another deformation in language, Pope Bergoglio calls “good Lutherans” those Protestants who do not follow the faith of Jesus Christ, but its deformation and “lukewarm Catholics” those fervent sons and daughters of the Church who reject the equalizing of the truth of the Catholic religion with the error of Lutheranism. [Indeed. Still more, what is being extolled here is one religion – modernist sexular paganism – while warring against the Faith instituted by Jesus Christ. That’s what this conflict has always come down to, from Tyrell and Loisy to Congar and Rahner to Bergoglio and Kasper]
All of this brings us to the question: what will happen in Lund on October 31st? We know that the commemoration will include a joint celebration based on the Liturgical Catholic-Lutheran guide, Common Prayer, elaborated from the document From Conflict to Communion. The Common Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017, drawn-up by the Catholic-Lutheran Commission for the unity of Christians. There are those who rightly fear an “intercommunion” between Catholic and Lutherans, which would be sacrilegious, since the Lutherans do not believe in Transubstantiation. Above all, that it will be said Luther was not a heresiarch, but a reformer unjustly persecuted and that the Church has to recuperate the “gifts of the Reform”. Those who persist in considering the condemnation of Luther proper and think his followers heretics and schismatics, must be harshly criticised and excluded from the Church of Pope Francis. But then again, what Church does Jorge Mario Begoglio belong to?
A rhetorical question, obviously, as to ask the question is to answer it.
As for just where Francis may stand in the grand scheme of things, including the state of his soul, a reminder from Saint Paul’s Letter to Titus, Chapter iii:
10 A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid:
11 Knowing that he that is such a one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment.
There have, of course, been multiple admonitions directed at Francis. We are generally not privy to the tack those interventions have taken, however.
I think one thing it is safe to say, Francis will not be the Bishop in white of the Third Secret? I can’t see the world taking shots at him, when he’s doing such an awesome job for them.
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Feature, or bug? This is the entirely natural, predictable, and even just outcome to hideously amoral behaviors grounded in an ideology of boundless effrontery towards God and His moral order. God allows the natural (and supernatural) consequences of our actions to be both our rewards and our punishments. These consequences are plainly spelled out in Scripture and the natural law. Conduct your life in a hedonistic, animalistic manner, and this is the natural result: sky-high rates of disease, some of them incurable, and biased amongst the youngest populations.
Of course, the article waits until the umpteenth paragraph to tell us that, surprise!, much of this increase is centered in the growing men who have sex with men population, where rates of infection for very serious and increasingly difficult to treat diseases like syphilis and gonorrhea have exploded. That kind of information is still judged unhelpful to the ongoing re-paganization of the culture and the destruction of the moral order:
More cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported last year than ever before, federal officials said Wednesday — just as state and local health departments that could help fight them lose funding.
More than 1.5 million people were reported with chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
The CDC recorded nearly 400,000 cases of gonorrhea and nearly 24,000 cases of syphilis.
“The STD epidemic is getting worse in the United States and, in fact, is at its highest levels yet,” said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
The CDC reported a record year for STDs in 2014, also, but the trend is worsening, Mermin told NBC News.
“Last year was the first year that we saw increases but those increases are actually continuing and at a higher rate,” Mermin said.
The new numbers translate to a 19 percent increase in syphilis cases, a 13 percent rise in gonorrhea and a 6 percent increase in chlamydia, Mermin said………
…….Gay and bisexual men account for many of the new cases, and the biggest numbers are among young adults, especially those in their late teens and early 20s. “Half of all STDs occur in youth under age 20,” Mermin said……….
………Congenital syphilis cases hit a record high in 2015, CDC said. More than 430 babies were born with syphilis. “Up to 40 percent of babies born to women with untreated syphilis may be stillborn, or die from the infection as a newborn,” the CDC said.
- Belittle and attack Christianity, especially Catholicism, for generations
- At the same time, exalt the idea of fornication, adultery, serial divorce and remarriage, concubinage, etc., as either no big deal, or some wonderful, adventurous “phase” at least everyone, especially while young, should go through, if not the absolute preferred mode of living for all time
- Complete destruction of adherence to religious precepts and the moral law. Force religion from the public square.
- Spread indoctrination in the libertine lifestyle to younger and younger ages – deliberately propagandize schoolchildren into the sexular pagan ethos
- Exalt perversion as superior to traditional morality. Mock traditional morality at all turns.
- Constantly deride recalcitrant adult authority figures who counsel chastity, modesty, and decency, be they parents, grandparents, politicians, religious figures, etc. Make clear that all the cool people are addicted to uninhibited rutting; even more, make clear that in order to be cool you have to do same. Make being perceived as “cool” the height of social existence
- After decades of the above, express shock and dismay when rates of STDs among schoolchildren, the target audience all along, skyrocket. Demand absolutely no changes to the above program but more and more money for it. After all, it’s working like a charm.
Feature. Definitely feature, especially since several of the diseases skyrocketing have the side-“benefit” of rendering the afflicted individual sterile for life. Win-win to the child-hating, Christ-hating sexular pagan left.
Nashville bishop David Choby must be thoroughly pleased.
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You folks know I have made clear, I am not a big conspiracy theorist. I guess I’ve lived a sheltered life, but I just now stumbled on this 16 year old video of Alex Jones and this place called Bohemian Grove in northern California, where Repubnik big wigs have met for over a century to hobnob, make plans, decide the world’s future, and, oh, by the say, partake in what sure looks like satanic sacrifice. Reagan, Hoover, both Bushes, Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Nixon, Eisenhower, all went there, though apparently Nixon did not like the place.
This sicko druidic/devlish/satanic ceremony starts about 55 minutes in, but the whole things is worth a watch. I’ve never been a big fan of Jones or his schtick, but this is pretty good investigative journalism. Even if the highest up attendees didn’t think they were participating in a pagan sacrifice, isn’t it just plain bizarre enough to say “no thanks” to any kind of return visit?!!! Yet most of these guys go multiple times.
The implications are more than ominous. This would, in fact, explain everything. I have known Jones to say the New World Order types are into really sick stuff……..this is the first real bit of evidence I’ve seen. One thing I can say for certain, this is not Catholic or Christian. I would think any convicted Christian would be at least very much concerned and put off by this kind of stuff. But it seems our ruling elites of the supposed party of goodness have been steeped in it for a century or so.
This is some messed up stuff. I’m not sure I got the evidence of supposed human sacrifice taking place that Jones claimed, but it was definitely perverse, pagan, and far from Christian.
If this is what the Repubniks do, can you imagine what the demonrats get up to? I tell you, this is beyond disturbing, as I said, it explains pretty much everything, if this is what our perverse “elites” are into.
It seems to clearly indicate why this country’s government and culture have veered so profoundly pagan and anti-Christian. What else would one expect with the highest of the high taking part in this kind of thing?!?
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What happens when the left seizes all the levers power? Supposedly sacrosanct rights like free speech, not “given” by the Constitution but only recognized there as inalienable because they come from God, suddenly go out the window. California, which over the past 15-20 years has seen a shift from a fairly divided conservative/liberal state to an overwhelmingly leftist one, has declared free speech to be illegal, if it happens to embarrass an important member of the Leftist coalition. In fact, Planned Barrenhood may well be the most important member, the lynch pin that holds the entire sexular pagan ethos together by permitting their hedonist lifestyle through destruction of “unfortunate accidents.” To embarrass Banned Parenthood now through expose videos is a felony offense in the idiot state:
In signing a bill that criminalizes the distribution of a “confidential” video of a “health-care provider,” Gov. Jerry Brown has at least dispensed with the notion that California’s Democratic leadership cares at all about free-speech rights. The new law, which could lead to jail time for violators, is the latest troubling example of how tenuous America’s political rights may be when one political party controls virtually every apparatus of power. [They won’t be tenuous. They’ll be non-existent]
Assembly Bill 1671 is a direct response to an activist group that last year released disturbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials who were, according to a July 2015 report in the Washington Post, “discussing in graphic detail how to abort a fetus to preserve its organs for medical research — as well as the costs associated with sharing that tissue with scientists.” [No, how to make a profit on the satanic practice]
Planned Parenthood’s defenders claim the video was “doctored” and deny any illegal profit-seeking, but it’s clear why abortion’s defenders would like to put the kibosh on video recordings that discuss this gruesome business in anything but euphemistic terms. [They were not “doctored,” or edited, in any significant way. All the core claims of CMP were more than amply proven by video after video after video]
…..After the video’s release, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, our likely next U.S. senator, rebuked Republican legislators’ calls to look into Planned Parenthood’s practices. However, she quickly launched an investigation of the Center for Medical Progress to see if the pro-life activists broke any laws in their recordings, after Democratic members of Congress urged her to do so. [This is exactly the kind of behavior one expects in a thugocracy or one party state. Radically different standards of treatment for different people, depending on whether they are perceived allies or enemies. However, the Left never fails to learn that the circle always shrinks, and those on the “inside” today invariably find themselves on the outs tomorrow]
Using a Public Records Act request, the Washington Times recently found that “Officials from… Harris’ office and Planned Parenthood collaborated to draft legislation targeting the pro-life activist whose undercover videos showed officials for the nation’s largest abortion provider discussing the sale of fetal body parts.”…….[Note how Planned Barrenhood also coordinated with the Houston DA’s office to get trumped up charges filed by a corrupt or incompetent grand jury.]
The resulting law was so awful it warranted opposition from the
“pro-choice” [radically pro-abort] American Civil Liberties Union and the Los Angeles Times’ liberal-leaning editorial board. The latter noted it is already illegal to record people without permission, but this bill “ups the ante by making it illegal for the eavesdropper to disclose or distribute… what that person heard or recorded, if the victim is any type of healthcare provider.” That would outlaw “not just sensitive details about patients, but also private conversations about fees and billing practices, drug marketers, or plans for the weekend. Why a healthcare provider merits special protection… is mystifying.”………
………..California’s governor and legislators clearly want to stop embarrassing reporting on a taxpayer-supported organization that provides “services” that remain a contentious matter of political debate. It’s shocking, actually, given the First Amendment is about protecting political speech. Such efforts have become increasingly common. That’s especially true when it comes to abortion, which at the current rate may be the last “constitutional” right left in California. [Indeed. The actual enumerated rights – which again, only recognizes what each person has from God as free gift and has nothing to do with governmental benefice – are being steadily eroded into nothingness, which made-up rights like abortion are viewed as completely sacrosanct]
Last week, the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld Assembly Bill 775. Gov. Brown signed the so-called “Reproductive FACT Act” last year. It forces private pro-life counseling centers that help pregnant women carry their unborn children to term to also provide information on how to obtain an abortion. Organizations that exist primarily to help stop abortions now have to provide information that goes against their core principles. [And if Hillary wins, we can be sure this ruling will be upheld. This is what a satanic country looks like]
There’s a lot more at the link. California is making it very plain they have no desire for anyone with unpopular opinions living in that state. It is amazing how far California has fallen from a constested left-right state in the early 90s to an impregnable bastion of hyper-aggressive leftism today. And, it plainly shows how this nation will very rapidly devolve should the demonrats gain a stranglehold on power at the federal level, which they very nearly will have with a Hillary win (because even if the Repubnik’s keep the Congress, they have shown themselves to be utterly ineffectual in opposition. Heck, most of the time, the happily go along with the leftist agenda.
I think commenter PF was right……..we may be lucky to turn out as well as Zimbabwe.
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Yes, the cases really into the quadrillions.
Two episodes reveal the insane hatred being directed at young men on today’s college campuses. One is so filthy I can scarcely mention it. The first is really the more terrifying, however, because it is so insidious – young men must now, on many college campuses, and as the first order of business, be indoctrinated in an ideology that teaches them to loath themselves for nothing more than an accident of birth, the kind of thing the evil left once lectured us was possibly the worst thing in the universe to do to someone. Now colleges are literally returning to segregated facilities on campus – can you guess who will get the separate but unequal facilities in this new regime?
But regarding males, the overwhelming message received is – better be trans, queer, or femboi, because we have no room for masculinity on campus:
Gettysburg College freshman James Goodman began his first moments of higher education by being lectured by campus leaders about “toxic masculinity,” he tells The College Fix in an interview.
Students who “identify as male” were shown a docudrama film about masculinity. The film, titled “The Mask You Live In,” was part of the lessons warning students that the notion of masculinity comes with harmful side effects, he said.
According to the trailer of the film, it teaches that the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.” Experts quoted therein also suggest that violent outbursts are prompted by masculinity pressures because “respect is linked to violence.”……
…….Psychiatrist Dr. James Gilligan added “whether it’s homicidal violence or suicidal violence, people resort to such desperate behavior only when they are feeling shame or humiliated, or feel they would be if they didn’t prove that they were real men.” [Yeah, that woman who shot the man trying to bust into her house was just feeling so much shame and humiliation, that’s the reason she resorted to “homicidal violence.” Only an academic could be this stupid]
Next followed humiliating, childish exercises dedicated to reinforcing the message of inequality received:
……..The next activity asked the male students to put green, yellow or red dot stickers on pictures of various popular culture images. The green dot was intended to symbolize something good and acceptable, yellow was more moderate, and red as completely inappropriate and unacceptable behavior………
………“The entire movie and lesson made it seem like masculinity was an unacceptable human trait. That it’s something males should avoid. It was completely pointless. It did nothing to help anyone. I got absolutely nothing out of the experience, other than a headache,” Goodman said to The College Fix. [Perhaps you were lucky. But in this age where so few kids have a strong enough upbringing and the self-confidence that goes with it, how many will be led into self-hatred by this kind of brainwashing?]
The second example is as stultifying as it is prurient. Stupid campus feminists at stupid Northwestern University created a stupid, 20 ft tall likeness of the female sexual organ and held some demonstration. I edit a lot of the below for content, I include no link because it would be irresponsible to do so:
Hundreds of students marched through a 20-foot-tall inflatable [simulacrum of the female organ] at The Arch on Friday afternoon following the unveiling of [redacted]. [It was a really bad simulacrum. Most had no idea what it was]
Student organizers hung the purple [simulacrum of the female organ] from The Arch for students and community members to interact with. Spectators watched, took photos with and walked through the open [simulacrum of the female organ], which hung on display for more than two hours.
Organizers said they wanted students to form their own interpretations of the piece and declined further comment on [this demonstration of a toddler’s fascination with its body parts].
For many students, [this demonstration of a toddler’s fascination with its body parts] served as a statement about the perception of [simulacrum of the female organ] in society.
“[Female organs] carry a lot of shame in our society,” Weinberg senior Ary Hansen said. “It’s a statement about equality and about [female organ] pride.”
I literally can’t quote anymore. This is bad enough.
I’m so glad that people are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to have their 18 year old children turned into potty mouthed pre-schoolers. When will this, the major vehicle for the advance of the sexular pagan epidemic in our culture, be destroyed and re-founded along classical lines.
I shan’t hold my breath.
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I don’t read Catholic Culture much anymore, but I always felt, after the departure of Diogenes, that Phil Lawler was their best writer. I never had much cotton for Jeff Mirus, he who would spin doctrine into incomprehensible meaninglessness in order to maintain the fantasy that Vatican II introduced absolutely no novelties into the Faith. I did eventually stop reading the site entirely when I tired of their constant and (I don’t think it unfair to say) outrageous fundraising, but a link from Rorate brought me to this article by Lawler, wherein he wonders just what is going on at a Vatican that appears to be compiling a very detailed enemies list, the better to serve the most merciful of pontificates (my emphasis and comments):
Last week the Vatican Insider—ordinarily a solid source of news and reasonable analysis from Rome [If more than slightly biased towards the happy-clappy, we’re all doing great! variety]—published a remarkable piece with an inflammatory headline, “Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin.” The article is troubling, for several reasons:
- The article seeks to convey the impression that there is a conspiracy against Pope Francis. “The attack against Francis is global,” the authors write, a bit breathlessly.
- The authors lump together disparate groups and individuals, with very different ideas and priorities, as if they formed a united front of opposition to the papacy. All those who have questioned public statements by Pope Francis are seen as “enemies,” not as loyal critics. [This is a vastly important point, because it points to motivations. Those engaged in a conspiracy towards revolution invariably view their opponents not as loyal critics or even misguided but well meaning individuals, but as enemies to the revolutionary spirit. This is practically a cliche of the Left both historically and as it operates today]
- As its title suggests, the article smears the Pope’s critics with the claim that they are more enthusiastic about a Russian strongman than about the Vicar of Christ. [I’m pretty cold to both, actually]
- The authors, Giacomo Galeazzi and Andrea Tornielli are not ordinarily prone to sensationalism. They are respected reporters for La Stampa, with solid Vatican sources. Tornielli in particular has frequently broken important news stories, demonstrating that he has access to ranking insiders. Therefore….
- Most disquieting of all, it seems likely that what Galeazzi and Tornielli wrote reflects what they have heard from their contacts in the Roman Curia. If that is the case, then some of the people surrounding Pope Francis believe that the Pontiff is the victim of a budding conspiracy. Having adopted the paranoid style, they see enemies wherever there is resistance to their agenda. [As revolutionaries are wont to do. Personnel is policy. People tend to hire or appoint like-minded individuals. Look at Farrell. I have no doubt if there is a growing sense of a papacy surrounded by “enemies,” this notion starts at the top. There have been many anecdotal stories to this effect, from the chair-throwing tantrums to the exceedingly vindictive treatment of priests, religious, and prelates who have been judged hostile to this pontificate]
[This is really important, and correlates precisely with what the Cardinal Kung Foundation has been reporting]……...On the list of papal “enemies” identified by Vatican Insider, possibly the most curious entry involves Chinese Catholics who are worried about the state of current negotiations between the Vatican and Beijing. Here it is very difficult to see how someone could be registered as an “enemy” of the Holy Father, since Pope Francis has made only a few circumspect comments about those negotiations. Nevertheless it seems clear that someone(s) inside the Vatican are unhappy with those who publicize the worries of the ‘underground’ Church in China, and remind us of the dangers of yielding to a regime that is determined to control the Church.
Think about that. The Vatican is negotiating with China. The talks are secret; no official stands have been taken, except in the most general terms. Friends of the Church in China are urging the negotiators to be mindful of the concerns of Chinese Catholics who have already suffered so much for their faith. Why would that sort of urging be seen as a sign of opposition—unless the negotiators are, indeed, prepared to sell out the interests of the ‘underground’ Church? [Ding Ding!] And why would it be seen as opposition to the Pope, who has not spoken on the issue and has presumably not been presented with an agreement to approve or reject, unless the negotiators are wrapping themselves in the mantle of papal authority? [Why indeed. Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong has many times reported that the “negotiations” are a farce, that surrender or sacrifice, of the orthodox Church in China that has suffered unbelievably for its loyalty to Rome, is just around the corner]
……..“You can also betray a person with too much applause.”
Exactly. And this really touches on a subject much broader than simply one really bad pontiff. It has to do with the dangers inherent in the cult of personality that has been a growing phenomenon surrounding the papacy for centuries, but which took on entirely new dimensions after Vatican I and, even more, Vatican II. As popes began to endorse things that had never been endorsed before, or were at least exceedingly novel and dangerous, the cloak of infallibility began to portrayed more and more as a cloak of impeccability, of popes who could do no wrong (unless they were Benedict, and, to a much lesser extent, JPII).
I’m not saying the Doctrine of infallibility is wrong; of course not, that would be heretical. But I do fear it has been greatly misconstrued and misapplied, often for destructive ends, and the Franciscan papacy is looking more and more like an apotheosis of this tendency.
One thing I can say for sure – the millions of faithful Catholics in China who have endured decades of brutal repression and persecution are the last people anyone in the Church should ever view as an “enemy.”
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……and there is all kinds of protest.
A culture or institution is in great sense defined by what mobilizes important personages within it to action. While there could be additional private protests, as far as is known, a scant 10% of cardinals have decried the rapidly accelerating auto-demolition of the Church under Francis, and even that protest was meant to be private but was probably leaked by the Vatican to try to embarrass the critics into silence.
But OMG plan to open a McDonald’s on long vacant Church property near St. Peter’s, and suddenly there are very public howls of protest. I mean, after all, we have to have our priorities. Note that having very strong objections to large, principally American corporations, is a hallmark of the Left. Once again, we see which religion really predominates among far too many men given the grave charge to support and defend the Faith of Jesus Christ and serve as the most influential shepherds of souls:
The decision to open a McDonald’s restaurant inside a Vatican property just around the corner from St. Peter’s Square has been met with harsh criticism from cardinals who live in the building.
But the man in charge of rolling out the project says the plan is moving forward despite disagreement.
Dubbed by some as “McVatican,” the new restaurant will be located in a Vatican property on the intersection of Rome’s Via del Mascherino and Via Borgo Pio, literally around the corner from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica……..
……..In an interview with Italian newspaper La Reppublica [A very, very leftist rag, which, one, is probably the most disposed to be sympathetic to this anti-McDonald’s fervor, and, b, may say quite a bit about the complaining cardinal, that he would be willing to be quoted by one of the most anti-Church publications in Italy], Italian Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, president emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, called the deal “a controversial, perverse decision to say the least.” [No wonder the Church’s pro-life efforts, especially in Europe, so often come to naught?]
The presence of the fast-food chain so close to the Vatican, he said, “is not at all respectful of the architectural and urban traditions of one of the most characteristic squares overlooking the colonnade of St. Peter visited every day by thousands of pilgrims and tourists.”
Cardinal Sgreccia called the deal “a business decision that, moreover, ignores the culinary traditions of the Roman restaurant.”……[Translation: I don’t want to see McDonald’s-eating hoi polloi around my building?]
……..In addition to Cardinal Sgreccia, who rumored to have written a letter of protest to the Pope, other cardinals living in the building have also voiced their discontent. Concern has arisen over what will become of the homeless who have been living outside the building, some of them for years, but who will be forced to leave once the restaurant is constructed. [Why have they been living there for years?!? Why didn’t the good cardinals, many with great resources at their disposal, get them help so they no longer squatted in the Vatican?!? Is a McDonald’s more tacky than having homeless people – and you know how they often are – laying around in front of a building all the time? Before they cleaned up the Drag (Guadalupe St) in Austin, homeless people camped out in front of a lot of the stores. The University CO-OP, which is where you used to have to buy books back when we did such antiquated things, always had guys camped out in front, covered in urine and even feces……it was horrible. Are they much better in Rome? What a sight for pilgrims to the Holy City!]
Cardinal Sgreccia told La Reppublica that in addition to being a “disgrace,” the McDonald’s would have been better used as a space used for “activities in defense of the needy in the area, hospitable areas of welcome and help for those who suffer, as the Holy Father teaches.” [All it takes is will. Why didn’t you start that up?]
However, despite the aggravation of cardinals living inside the building, Cardinal Domenico Calcagno, president of APSA, has been unsympathetic, and said he doesn’t see what the problem is.
Also speaking to La Reppublica Oct. 15, Cardinal Calcagno responded to criticism surrounding the McDonalds by saying that everything was done “in respect of the law and that there will be nothing done which will go against the current rules, tradition and interests of the Holy See.”
“Above all there is respect for the law. Then the rest comes,” he said, explaining that APSA is “not prepared to make any step backward because everything is in order.”
Look, I find the idea of the golden arches in Vatican City, very near St. Peter’s, tacky as all get out. It seems like another sign of the continuing trivialization of the Church. One would think there could be some kind of classier joint found, one more amenable to the area’s culture and the Church’s moral and doctrinal role. Like a Starbuck’s.
Seriously, this does raise another matter: doesn’t McDonald’s funnel money to immoral activities, like Komen and thus Planned Butcherhood? I know they’ve been on the pseudo-sodo-marriage bandwagon for a long time. That’s a far more serious reason not to allow McDonald’s to earn profits from pilgrims (and employees) on what is all sacred ground. Did such important considerations even remotely enter into this decision? From the way it sounds, not at all.
Now if this had been a Whataburger, I could have really gotten behind it.
h/t reader TE