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When will Christians wake up? Iraqi priest: “There is no such thing as moderate islam” August 27, 2015

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Well, that’s what many Saints and great Christians of the past would advise those lost in the ecumania of interreligious dialogue and the policy of appeasement the West has adopted towards islam over the past 30 years.  Islam always strikes when it senses Christendom is weak, and Christendom is as weak as it has been in many, many centuries.  While there are still nation states that appear, on the surface, very powerful, the moral innervation flowing from the steady abandonment of Christianity has left the West mortally weakened.  Islam senses this, and thus its increasing militancy.

I’m sorry, but living in an area with a high number of muslims and never seeing, even once, even the slightest indication of embarrassment or opposition on their part towards ISIS and the most militant sectors of islam, I have been forced to conclude on the preponderance of the evidence that the vast majority of muslims at least tacitly support the extremists, and would very happily see the United States, Germany, England, and other adopted homelands become extremist sharia states.  Why the leaders in the West are so hell-bent on importing millions of these muslims every year into the heartland of Christendom can only be explained, I believe, by a self-loathing death wish.

Great commentary below from persecuted Iraqi Christian Father Douglas al Bazi on the true nature of islam, via Rorate:

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MODERATE ISLAM” [That’s the core of a problem, in a nutshell.  Certainly some muslims will be happy to feign tolerance when it suits them, perhaps out of the practice of taqqiyah or lying to advance the interests of the ummah, or islamic world, but in the end, you’ll never see a muslim advising Christians to stay Christian or that conversion to their diabolical religion is not desirable or required.  I think an interesting study could be made of the comparison between the rise of islam and the collapse in the moral fiber of the Christian religions, and especially the Church.  Specifically, how has interreligious dialogue and massive indifference aided the rise of militant islam?]

Please, if there’s anyone who still thinks ISIS doesn’t represent Islam, know that they are wrong. ISIS represents Islam one hundred percent.” Father Douglas al Bazi, an Iraqi Catholic parish priest in Erbil, raised his voice during an intervention at the Meeting in Rimini – in a provocative way and in hard tones that very few were brave enough to support.

He carries on his own body the scars of the torture he underwent nine years ago, when a band of Jihadists kidnapped him for nine days, keeping him in chains and blindfolds along with a broken nose from being kneed: “For the first four days they didn’t even give me anything to drink. They would walk past me saying ‘Father, do you want some water?’ All day long they would listen to the reading of the Koran to let the neighbours hear what good believers they were.”…..

……..Father Douglas’s intervention is not very much in line with some western social and cultural debaters and ‘preachers’ but more along the lines of the local Bishops, such as the Patriarch of Baghdad, mar Louis Raphaël I Sako, who, in his book “Stronger than Terror” (Emi) accused the Ayatollah al Sistani, the highest authority of the Iraqi Shiites, of having remained silent regarding the Jihadists’ persecutions against minorities because “they won’t listen to me anyway”.

Father Douglas Al Bazi is in charge of two refugee shelters for Christians who survived the advance of the black horde – not far from Ankawa. After the marking of houses with the “n” of the Nazarene plus the Christians displaced on the Nineveh plain, a year ago, “from morning to night we receive thousands of refugees” and the exodus continues. “I’m proud to be an Iraqi, I love my country. But my country is not proud that I’m part of it.  [This.  This is what inevitably happens when islam gains dominance in a given area. Large regions of France, England, and Sweden are basically no-go areas for non-muslims.  It will happen here, too.]  What is happening to my people is nothing other than genocide. I beg you: do not call it a conflict. It’s genocide”, said the priest, who doesn’t want to hear anything about “moderate Islam”: “When Islam lives amidst you, the situation might appear acceptable. But when one lives amidst Muslims, everything becomes impossible. I’m not here to instigate you to hate Islam. I was born amid Muslims and I have more friends among them than I have with Christians. But people change and if we go to my country, no-one will be able to distinguish the light from the darkness. There are those who say: “but I have lots of Muslim friends who are very nice”. Yes, certainly! They are nice over here! Over there the situation is very different!” [So what tends to happen is that as an area becomes increasingly islamist, dominated by the more devout and militant, former moderates tend to get drug into extremism and soon they are murdering anyone who is not of their islamist sect.  It is a process of radicalization and it has occurred at regular intervals throughout islam’s history.  Islam has never been able to separate itself from its marriage with the sword]

…….“In the world, Christians are being persecuted, hunted down, deprived of work, imprisoned, tortured and murdered. All means are being used to force them to deny their faith, including the ritual of collective rape, considered in some states a form of penal sanction. Owning a Bible has become a crime, religious worship is prohibited and there has been a return to the times of Masses in the caves and the first martyrs”. And the fault, Drouiche had added in a discourse which had not been highlighted very much by the European media”, is contemporary Islam”…….

……..“I believe in the end they will destroy us” [They will unless we wake the hell up and stop being such sexular pagan indifferentist pansies]

………“We need to have patience and carry the cross each day, but we also must react”, said Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, parish priest in Aleppo, echoing him, and reported how the city is now “divided in tens of parts, each one of them in the hands of a different group of Jihadists. Our Church of St. Francis is sixty metres from the firing line. They have already hit many churches, we don’t know when it will be our turn”. Here is why Father Douglas, at the end of his intervention, launched a warning to the feeble West: 

“Wake up! The cancer is at your door. They will destroy you. We, the Christians of the Middle East are the only group that has seen the face of evil: Islam”.

 

 

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ISIS obliterates, desecrates 1600 year old Syrian monastery……. August 25, 2015

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……..and just for good measure, they dug up the ancient relics of Saint Elian and brutalized them, as well.  They also slaughtered the monks.

Is there a force on this planet more visibly satanic than militant islam and especially “ISIS?”

ISLAMIC STATE (ISIS) fighters have bulldozed a 1,600-year-old Christian monastery after abducting and reportedly slaughtering its inhabitants.

The twisted terror group today released a video showing its barbaric militants razing the ancient Mar Elian monastery to the ground, even digging up and desecrating the bones of a Christian saint.

There were reports that fighters had also kidnapped the monastery’s abbot, Father Jacques Mouraud and a church volunteer, Botros Hanna, who are both now feared dead.

Earlier this month ISIS abducted up to 250 Christians from the monastery and its surrounding villages, many of whom were women and children.

In the sick video the terrorists can be seen gleefully removing the remains of Saint Elian, after whom the monastery was named, from their ancient stone sarcophagus.

The church is said to have been built on the spot where Saint Elian died after he was killed by his father, a Roman officer, for refusing to denounce his faith.

It was a popular pilgrim site with Christians throughout the Middle East and housed Roman frescos which were amongst the oldest paintings in the region.

The monastery, near the Syrian city of Homs, had been renovated several times in recent years, including by Italian priest Paolo Dall’Oglio who was executed in Raqqa by ISIS forces in July 2013.

ISIS said that it bulldozed the church because it was dedicated to a God other than Allah. [So much, then, for “dhimmi” status and islam being tolerant of Christians and Jews?  In truth, this is what has happened everywhere particularly militant islam has gained suzerainty, dating back to the 600s]

The group has routinely kidnapped and executed Christians living in the Middle East as part of its ideological drive to create an Islamist caliphate…….

………ISIS has routinely destroyed and desecrated ancient monuments in lands it has captured in the Middle East.

The Islamist fanatics see many historical sites as blasphemous to their cause.

Earlier this year the extremists blew up the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq, whilst they also released a video of fighters smashing ancient statues in Mosul museum.

They are in truth opposed to all civilization, which is why islam, in spite of starting from a relatively high level of development, today features many of the most backwards, deliberately ignorant countries in the world.  In order to conduct their sick jihad, they have to import weapons from other less benighted places.  Islam has given very, very little to the world and has taken a very great deal.  It’s thoroughly un-Christian of me, I guess, but a part of me thinks the only way to deal with these people is like this:

Redwing Tewa 5 MT shot July 20, 1956, designed to be as dirty as possible. Almost all weapons effects from fission, ground burst for maximum fallout.  This was probably the dirtiest nuclear test the United States every conducted.  “Dirty” means maximum radiological effects.

With islam, it’s always war to the knife and knife to the hilt.  It always has been.  Either you must destroy them, or they will destroy you.  And now our first muslim president and a compliant Senate have seen fit to allow one of the most deranged islamist regimes to be armed with nuclear weapons.  I am increasingly convinced there will be another use of nuclear weapons in my lifetime, and that this time, it won’t be in ones or twos.  It’s going to be horrific.

Below, what the monastery used to look like, and images of its destruction:

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Atrocity against mankind: ISIS destroying ancient city of Palmyra August 24, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, disaster, error, General Catholic, history, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, Society, unadulterated evil.
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An ancient Roman temple to an admittedly hideous pagan god has reportedly been destroyed in the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, one of the best-preserved and most easily accessibly archaeological sites in the world.  As they did in the ruins of Nineveh, the murdering child rapists of ISIS are destroying priceless artifacts which are treasures of all mankind:

Islamic State militants on Sunday blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country’s antiquities chief.

The temple bombing would be the first time the insurgents, who control swathes of Syria and Iraq and captured Palmyra in May, damaged monumental Roman-era ruins.

“We have said repeatedly the next phase would be one of terrorising people and when they have time they will begin destroying temples,” Abdul Karim told Reuters.

“I am seeing Palmyra being destroyed in front of my eyes,” he added. “God help us in the days to come.”

A week ago, the militants beheaded Khaled Asaad, an 82-year-old scholar who worked for more than 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra, after detaining and interrogating him for over a month.

Before the city’s capture by Islamic State, Syrian officials said they moved hundreds of ancient statues to safe locations out of concern that the militants would destroy them.

In June, Islamic State blew up two ancient shrines in Palmyra that were not part of its Roman-era structures but which the militants regarded as pagan and sacrilegious.

The militants were also beginning excavation for gold and giving licenses for illicit excavation of the city’s treasures, Abdul Karim added.

The structure below is reputed to be the one that was destroyed. It was a temple to the satanic demon of fertility to which many ancient cultures sacrificed their living babies.  The Israeli state was sacked by God for falling into this unimaginable idolatry:

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But God has never commanded us to iconoclasm or even effacing the reminders of past satanic worship.  In fact, these places can serve a salient function in demonstrating how men have fallen in the past, and how careful we must be to not do similarly.  We are only preserved from such folly by cooperation with Grace.

Other threatened structures in Palmyra:

ISIL Explodes Ancient Temple at Syria’s Palmyra Ruins

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At present, major Christian historical sites like Krak de Chevaliers, a massive Crusader castle occupied by the Knights Hospitaller for 150 years in the 12th and 13th centuries has not fallen under ISIS control, but as the war continues to go badly for the Syrian government and anti-ISIS forces it is possible such structures could be threatened, as well.

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Krak de Chevaliers was damaged during fighting in 2013 and 2014.  The extent of the damage is unclear. What is clear is that if this priceless site falls into ISIS’ hands the damage will be much more severe.  Other great Crusader castles like Margat and Masyaf may be similarly threatened, but ISIS could conceivably give them a pass since they were conquered by islam long ago.  One never knows with these guys.  They are so crazed and full of blood-lust they are capable of anything at anytime.

Perhaps ISIS is the scourge God is sending to chastise the entire world for its cold-hearted indifference and rank immorality?  That, among a few other things, like looming economic implosion and possible societal breakdown.

Enjoy the 21st century!

7th Planned Butchery video claims baby’s brains harvested while heart still beating August 19, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, paganism, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, shocking, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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You know eventually the Senate will be forced to vote again.  If what I hear is coming actually does, even the most crazed pro-aborts are going to be forced to turn on this organization, at least as a political expedient if not out of true conviction.  We’re still tipping icebergs here.

A new video produces evidence that Banned Parenthood and its partner companies in the baby murder and organ harvesting business routinely eviscerate fully alive babies outside the womb.  This is the kind of thing that sent Kermit Gosnell to prison for life:

 The video  features Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places. StemExpress was partnered with Planned Parenthood up until last week, when it quietly announced it ended its relationship with the abortion corporation.

The new video includes O’Donnell’s eyewitness narrative of the daily practice of fetal body parts harvesting in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. She tells the harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male unborn baby whose heart was still beating after the abortion.

O’Donnell describes the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term baby aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, California.

“‘I want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”

The San Jose Planned Parenthood does abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Referring to the beating heart of the aborted fetus, O’Donnell remarks, “I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead, or it’s alive.”…….. [I pray most fervently for the conversion of your reprobate heart]

……..The group also indicates StemExpress has been cited in published scientific literature as a source of fetal hearts used for Langendorff perfusion, which keeps a heart beating after it is excised from the body. [Would that not be evidence admissible in court?  Why has no one filed charges against StemExpress and PP?]

O’Donnell also tells how her StemExpress supervisor instructed her to cut through the face of the fetus in order to get the brain. [With the baby still alive.  There is no depth to the horrors to which men will sink when they reject God]

“I can’t even describe what that feels like,” she says.

The video also features recordings of Dr. Ben Van Handel, the Executive Director of Novogenix Laboratories, LLC, and also of Perrin Larton, Procurement Manager of Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR)…….

…..Van Handel admits, “There are times when after the procedure is done that the heart actually is still beating,” and Larton describes abortions she has seen where “the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.” [Well they can’t let all that valuable tissue go to waste just because the baby is alive and breathing!  Quick, bring the saw!]

………This newest expose’ video further confirms what Dr. Theresa Deisher, a world-renowned scientist in the field of stem cell research who holds patents after discovering adult stem cells in human hearts, said in a recent interview. Deisher helped the pro-life activists who spent three years recording undercover videos and capturing documents and information showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts.

She says she has reviewed the information the activists collected and she is making a shocking claim that Planned Parenthood may be keeping some babies alive after the abortion procedure in order to better collect their organs for harvesting — such as their hearts.

“Biomedical companies prefer gestational ages of greater than 20 weeks for heart muscle,” she adds. “This is from reading their publications; so, I have always suspected that the babies in some of these cases were alive until their hearts were cut out.” [Just a thought – you see Bill Maher and other deranged atheists proclaim how much “evil” religion has foisted on the world.  Give me a break, this latest PP scandal is exactly the kind of evil that godlessness provokes!  Only people totally cut off from Grace could descend to this level of macabre evil. You want to see hell on earth, Bill Maher, keep pushing your satanic atheism.]

……The full, unedited videos have confirmed that revelations that some aborted baby remains sold by Planned Parenthood go to biotech companies for the purpose of creating “humanized” mice. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has been exposed as having sold body parts from aborted babies for as much as 15 years.

The federal law that technically prohibits the sale of aborted babies and their body parts was written by a pro-abortion Congressman decades ago and essentially spells out a process by which sellers of aborted baby body parts can meet certain criteria that allows the sales to be legal. That’s why a Colorado congressman has introduced legislation to totally ban the sales of aborted baby body parts.

One would hope, at the end of all this scandal and stomach-wrenching heartbreak, that’s the very least that would result.  But who knows, it seems only 30% of the American public – almost solely conservatives – have heard of this scandal, so total has been the media embargo on this subject.  So it’s very likely nothing will happen to Planned Barrenhood.  If so, what a damning indictment of this nation and the depths to which it has sunk, and what a frightening portent for the future.

God will not be mocked forever. At some point, there will be a horrific reckoning for this nation’s descent into the most despicable evil.

Meanwhile, Texas Catholic Conference is most concerned about payday loan businesses and Catholic Erf day.

This video is pretty rough.  Discretion advised.

Religion of pure evil: ISIS believes child rape “prayer to God” August 15, 2015

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What can you say about a religion that tolerates this?  And mind, these ISIS guys, crazed though they are, are not radically misinterpreting islam.  They can find sura and hadith to support, at least somewhat, their depraved, murderous behavior.  ISIS is attracting scum from all around the world.  Being able to commit crimes like this with a “clear conscience” is not a small part of their attraction.  All part and parcel of a religion founded by a fallen man who worked no miracles but himself raped plenty of children.

“He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God. … He said that raping me is his prayer to God.”

These extraordinary statements come from girls who were kept as sex slaves by jihadis of the Islamic State, as reported in a lengthy and revealing New York Times piece that was published Thursday.

Not only does the piece illustrate the horrifying ordeal that Yazidi and other non-Muslim [NO!  Christian, CATHOLIC Christian women, too!] women endure at the hands of the Islamic State when they are forced into sexual slavery, but — most surprisingly — the article explains in detail how these monsters believe they are pleasing their bloodthirsty god by destroying these girls.

Reported the Times’ Rukmini Callimachi:

In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.

Both before and after he raped her, he prostrated himself in Islamic prayer:

“He told me,” the girl recounted, “that according to Islam he is allowed to rape an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to God.”

This was no isolated incident. A fifteen-year-old girl who had been forced into sex slavery recalled:

“He kept telling me this is ibadah” – that is, worship of Allah. “He said that raping me is his prayer to God. I said to him, ‘What you’re doing to me is wrong, and it will not bring you closer to God.’ And he said, ‘No, it’s allowed. It’s halal.’” [Islam is alone among the major religions in positively enshrining vice and cruel treatment of  others as acceptable, even “good” behavior.  Buddhism and Hinduism also have some highly problematic beliefs and tend to look the other way at certain sins (such as sodomy among Buddhist monks), but islam is alone in encouraging raping and pillaging with abandon as a moral “good.”  To islam, anyone not of their false “ummah” is basically not human.  What a despicable religion]

All this is reminiscent of Hamas’ statement:

Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to God.”

What kind of god is this? [It’s not god.  It’s a satanic man-made religion, one that is very nearly the perfect inverse of Christianity.  Where Christianity counsels peace, islam counsels death and destruction.  Where Christianity points to reason, islam destroys it. There are some redeeming qualities in islam, but not nearly enough to counteract the diabolical ones].

What kind of moral blindness has overtaken non-Muslim leaders? They sit and drink tea and “dialogue” with Muslim clerics while being careful to avoid mention of anything like this — if they’re even aware of it at all — much less ask them what they’re doing to combat within Muslim communities the theological basis for sex slavery. [I’ll go one more.  What kind of reprobate sense has infected the vast majority of Church leaders who are only too eager to bow down to islam and pretend along with everyone else that islam is the “religion of peace.  The Catholic Church, after 1400 years of horrible, murderous persecution at the hands of islam, ought to know better.  False tolerance for the false religion of islam is one of the leading indicators to me that cause me to think most of these men belong to a radically different religion.]

It must be faced: in Islamic texts and teachings, such a theological basis manifestly exists.

The Times quotes Kecia Ali, an academic Islamic apologist at Boston University:

In the milieu in which the Quran arose, there was a widespread practice of men having sexual relationships with unfree women. [Maybe in backwards Arabia, but not in Christendom, at least certainly not as a policy of religion/government.  This is a dodging response from a muslim]

…..However — and surprisingly, considering the track record — the Times had the integrity to cite Cole Bunzel of Princeton University. The article noted that Bunzel points out:

[There are] numerous references to the phrase “Those your right hand possesses” in the Quran, which for centuries has been interpreted to mean female slaves. He also points to the corpus of Islamic jurisprudence, which continues into the modern era and which he says includes detailed rules for the treatment of slaves. [Absolutely it does.  Thus the “hadiths” I mentioned above]

If this behavior is so outside accepted Islamic practice, at least among the hardcore, where is the reaction?  Where are the mass protests? Where is the scandal? When the Church was rocked by the priest boy-rape scandal, it scandalized millions and generated massive outrage.  But with this there is nary a peep.  The absence of response from ostensibly “moderate” muslims is a huge sign, is it not?  This is a religion that cannot even begin to reform itself, because virtually no one in this satanic faith believe they need to, in spite of the mammoth evidence of the abject failure of this religon to bring good to souls in almost every measurable respect.

PS: An American aid worker held hostage by ISIS was repeatedly raped before dying, by the very founder of ISIS.  Then the SOBs had the gall to send pictures of her dead body to her family.

All the gods of the gentiles are devils said King David and St. Paul.  And yet the reigning pontiff has said muslims do not need to convert!  What else do we need to know?  Who could be so blind as to make a statement like that?  What kind of leader of any religion that truly cares for that religion and the good of souls would make such a statement?

Sorry, I’ll get carried away in a hurry.  There, I made up for earlier.

Jeb Bush oversaw donations of tens of millions to Planned Butcherhood while director of philanthropy August 5, 2015

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As if I needed another reason to never, ever vote for a Bush again.  Won’t these people just please go away and stop afflicting us with their eastern establishment RINO liberal horse hockey?

Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board.

In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014 to prepare his presidential campaign.

While a Bush spokesman has responded to concerns by saying that Bush would not have voted on every initiative of the foundation, a pro-life leader told LifeSiteNews it “stretches credibility” that Bush was unaware of the foundation’s pro-abortion work, given the centrality of such work to the foundation’s mission, and its scope. [It’s complete and utter garbage that he was ignorant of this. Whether Jeb Bush is pro-life is open to debate (I doubt he is pro-life as you or I would consider it, he is probably pro-life when it is politically expedient to be so).  What is not open to debate is that Bloomberg is as radical a partisan of the sexular pagan agenda as one can find.  Few have done more to advocate for evils like abortion, pseudo-sodo-marriage, and other perversions as he has.  Bush knew this and chose to work for his organization, anyways, citing the other good it does. This only confirms the horrible formation and moral degeneracy of so many Catholics (that our bishops have allowed and even encouraged), that Bush is ignorant of the fundamental moral law, we cannot cooperate with evil that good may come of it]

LifeSiteNews reached out to Bush for comment, but did not hear back by press time.

$50 million to ‘reproductive health’ and Planned Parenthood

In March of 2014, the Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 millionundertaking to expand “reproductive health,” including lobbying foreign nations to loosen restrictions on abortion.

Bloomberg announced a major partnership with Planned Parenthood-Global to train and equip abortion activists in pro-life countries. [This is so evil. It’s not just giving money to Planned Barrenhood, it’s trying to force countries to make baby-killing legal.]

There is a lot more.  This is a really evil initiative by Bloomberg.  Given the source, I’m not surprised he is pushing it, at all.  I’m also not surprised that Bush would cooperate with it.  They’re all squishes.  Michael Bloomberg is a very wealthy man and could contribute many millions to a presidential campaign.  So if that requires spreading abortion to reluctant countries and the deaths of millions of babies……not a tough call for Jeb, apparently.

If it came down to a choice between Hillary or Jeb, I’d stay home or write in someone.

When will our bishops start enforcing a tiny bit of Doctrine?  This is solid evidence of direct cooperation in grave sin, the promotion of baby-murder.  What will they not tolerate?  Oh, right……..

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Fifth undercover video: Planned Barrenhood Houston admits selling fully intact murdered babies – UPDATED August 4, 2015

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The hammers continue to drop.  This slow drip release of increasingly damning videos is just obliterating Planned Barrenhood’s already shattered credibility.  Anything they attempt to say in way of defense or explanation may well be exploded in a future video release.  No wonder they’ve resorted to lawfare try to enlist the power of the leviathan state in blocking further releases.

In the latest video, Melissa Farrell, research director for Houston area Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast admits to selling fully intact aborted babies, which strongly implies delivering babies intact and then allowing them to die of neglect (or other, even more foul means):

The pro-life advocates behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 5th video today that catches a Planned Parenthood official discussing how the abortion business sells “fully intact” aborted babies.

The video, which follows Senate Democrats defeating a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die.

Planned Parenthood could be breaking the federal law known as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act that requires abortion clinics, hospitals and other places that do abortions to provide appropriate medical care for a baby born alive after a failed abortion or purposefully birthed to “let die.” That would be one of the potential ways Planned Parenthood could produce a “fully intact” baby to sell to StemExpress for research. Most “crunchy” abortion methods would do damage to the baby’s body.

The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact aborted babies……..

……….The investigators ask Farrell how she will frame a contract in which they pay a higher price for higher quality fetal body parts, and she replies, “We can work it out in the context of–obviously, the procedure itself is more complicated,” suggesting that “without having you cover the procedural cost” and paying for the abortion, the higher specimen price could be framed as “additional time, cost, administrative burden.”

Farrell finally summarizes her affiliate’s approach to fetal tissue payments: “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”…… [I wonder, do you think this poor creature would use such cold and calculating terms if she were discussing, say, parts removed from murdered puppies?  That’s the thing about WASPs……they love animals, but they can’t stand people]

…….Farrell also indicates to the investigators over lunch that the specimen sales from her department contribute significantly to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s overall finances: “I think everyone realizes, especially because my department contributes so much to the bottom line of our organization here, you know we’re one of the largest affiliates, our Research Department is the largest in the United States. Larger than any the other affiliates’ combined.”

And that same Planned Barrenhood Gulf Coast is currently in federal court fending off charges of millions of dollars in Medicaid fraud.  Why anyone would think an organization whose sole purpose is the murder and sale of human beings for profit would have moral compunctions regarding theft, enabling child rape, or any other evil is beyond me.

Now for the video.  I must warn this is perhaps the most explicit yet in terms of horrors to be seen.  It explicitly shows an aborted 20 week twin being torn apart for its valuable organs.  I have twins that were born at 34 weeks.  14 weeks……..life or death……..heaven or hell.  Someone made the wrong choice. And I think how my wife and I are praying and struggling to bring one more life into the world!:

If you watch the discussion around the 5 minute mark (starting maybe 4:45) you can see one of the investigators allude to the fact that they are giving valuable remuneration for these baby parts, which is illegal per federal law.  This part of the discussion basically involves yet another Planned Butcherhood official – for the 4th, 5th time – stating that they can simply create false costs and pretended expenses to cover the large amount of income they will receive for murdering babies for their body parts. The whole conversation was about saying “we sell baby parts for profit” without saying it.  She admits at a luncheon that her job is to create new revenue streams.  What other streams could there be from the murder of perfectly innocent children?  I bet Abby Johnson underestimated how much this Houston PB makes off the sale of murdered babies.

 

What do  you think of this campaign by Center for Medical Progress?  Will it be successful in converting people away from their support for abortion? Will it result in Banned Parenthood being defunded at the federal level?  What of the states, will PP be hounded out of the more conservative states by constant litigation and investigations?  Or with Obama in office will all this effort just get flushed down the memory hole?

We’ve seen so many exposes, so many revelations, and yet this evil organization remains in operation.  Have we reached the point where a large enough majority of Americans can simply no longer be reached by appeals to decency and morality to effect any real change?  Put another way: have Americans, by and large, become so addicted to all manner of hedonism, fornication, and adultery that they will never allow abortion – the backstop to it all – to be completely taken away from them?  Might it become a regional phenomenon, where abortion remains legal in 30 states but is unobtainable in 20?

It is an incredible indictment of this nation that  after the very first, shocking exposes of Planned Barrenhood it was not sued and legislated out of existence.

Speaking of indictments, that Obama-loving judge in Sodom by the Bay just extended his emergency restraining order against Center for Medical Progress from releasing video footage taken at the National Abortion Federation (NAF) convention from being released until at least the end of August, when a full hearing on the matter will be held.  NAF is arguing that if the footage is released, they fear “its members that they would suffer harassment, intimidation and even violence……..” which begs the question……..just how damning is the footage?

Further, it has been revealed that the NAF requires all participants to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to even attend their convention, which seems to point to a very strong motivation to hide what is discussed therein.

I’m sure there will be even more explosive revelations to come.  Right now, it appears Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast lied in testimony given to Louisiana state investigators, claiming they never, ever sell butchered baby parts.

UPDATE: The Repubniks were unable to pass a bill defunding Planned Barrenhood last night.  The broken Senate, where nothing can happen without a supermajority of 60 votes, failed to pass the defunding effort in spite of a vote in favor of 53-46.  Mitch McConnell refuses to use the same “nuclear option” (advancing legislation based on a simple majority of 51 rather than a supermajority of 60) that Harry Reid used with abandon.

Sure, the Repubniks are better than demonrats…….just not better enough to ever make even the slightest difference. With historic majorities in both houses they still cannot block even the most atrocious evil imaginable.

Planned Barrenhood scandal/pro-life roundup – very important UPDATE August 3, 2015

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UPDATE: Dangit, I forgot to include the clincher, the really big news, in the original post!  See UPDATE below.

There have been many recent updates to the Planned Barrenhood undercover video stings performed by Center for Medical Progress.  Instead of doing several posts for each one, I’m going to condense them down into one info-packed post, because I know you prize efficiency in your Catholic blogging above anything else.

OK, so first, major Obama donor/bundler and federal judge in California has blocked Center for Medical Progress from releasing apparently extremely damaging footage shot at the National Abortion Federation convention.  Isn’t there some kind of massive conflict of interest in appointing such obviously biased individuals to federal courts?  But I guess this kind of thing happens all the time.  I guess the Texas method – electing judges – isn’t so bad after all?

A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.

Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.

Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.

Even though the National Abortion Federation filed its claim only hours before, Orrick quickly decided in their favor that the abortionists they represent would, ironically, be “likely to suffer irreparable injury, absent an ex parte temporary restraining order, in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation, and the requested relief is in the public interest.”

Apparently, the judge’s wife is a huge pro-abort, too.

UPDATE: The really huge bit I originally forgot, allegations that Planned Barrenhood is delivering babies alive and then either killing them,, or allowing them to die via neglect.  This is because still unreleased footage apparently shows Planned Barrenhood selling fully intact babies to StemExpress – a company that sought a different injunction against CMP’s videos – and may feature admissions from StemExpress to their receipt of totally undamaged infant bodies from the baby murderers at PB.  This would almost certainly mean babies born alive are being killed one way or another to preserve their bodies intact:

In a meeting with their top leadership where their leadership admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics they work with, and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants. And so that’s why they’re trying to suppress that videotape and they’re very scared of it,” Daleiden said.

If true, it would mean Planned Barrenhood routinely participates in acts constituted as felonies by both federal and state governments.  Many states would take such actions to be murder.

There is supposed to be a hearing today to review the matter, but given that both he and his wife seem committed sexular pagans, what is the likelihood in rule in favor of Center for Medical Progress?  Some conservative/libertarian leaning constitutional experts claim this kind of sting journalism is a muddy area where 1st Amendment protections do not always apply. What is unusual, however, is instituting blanket bans on speech not yet made.  What usually happens is that a sting video is released, the target takes the journalist to court, and sometimes the journalist loses, based on the circumstances.  This is different in that there are federal court orders being released based on speech not yet made, which seems to be much more dubious, constitutionally.

Some are advocating CMP just go ahead and release the videos they have of these “banned” targets, or release them all right now before more injunctions can be made.  But it’s not easy having a federal judge incensed at  you.  However, should more and more injunctions are instituted by federal judges, it could start to have a significant impact on the effectiveness of CMP’s campaign.  Even if every single one of these injunctions is overturned, they could spend years in the courts, draining CMP’s resources and effectively destroying the usefulness of their painstaking research.  If it were me, I’d start disseminating the videos to friendly media and disclaiming ownership of them.  Then make it a viral-like campaign where videos just start showing up left and right.

In related news, Sister Joan Chittister, always shopping around for media attention, had declared that you can’t be pro-life unless you support massive tax increases in order to aid the “poor.”  To Chittister and those like her who have been doing damage to the Faith for 200 years by being leftists with a Catholic patina while selling themselves as Catholic incarnate, the only charity that counts is “charity” at the force of a gun – government wealth redistribution.  She completely ignores in her statement, which I won’t link, the enormous amount of charity done on a private basis, not the least of which occurs in crisis pregnancy centers.  In reality Chittister is simply performing her usual role of muddying the doctrinal waters by trading on her infamous name and pretending to possess an authority she totally lacks.  Sadly, the bishops continue to allow her to do so, even after decades of scandal and rotten theology.

Speaking of bishops, reader KB alerted me to a statement from the Colorado Catholic (bishops) Conference calling for prayer and penance to end the atrocities committed by Planned Barrenhood.  The reader also asked if the Texas Catholic Conference had done the same, and the answer is no, but they did issue a press release just today asking Catholics to contact their senators (Cruz, Cornyn) to vote in favor of de-funding PB in a vote scheduled for today (just to let you know, Cruz and Cornyn are locks to vote in favor of this, so you make the call as to whether it is worth your time to contact them).  This bill defunding Planned Butcherhood of more than $500 million in annual federal funding has 45 sponsors, including one democrat.  Can it pass later today?  If it can’t, the Republican party needs to cease to exist.

Finally August 22 is being proclaimed a national day of protest against Banned Parenthood.  There have already been days of protest nationwide but this is a more focused, national effort.  All protests are to occur Saturday August 22 from 9a-11a local time.  NO DFW Planned Barrenhood’s are presently on the protest list………I’m already committed, but surely some good reader could sign up to lead a protest outside their mill in Dallas?!?

I may update this post later if more news breaks, like the Senate vote.  It’s got maybe a 30% chance of passing, but we’ll see.  Probably just more kabuki theater for the proletariat.

Well here’s a novel argument against “married” priests…… July 31, 2015

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……they might eventually leave their wives and shack up with a much younger man.  Mind you, this happened to an already very liberal episcopalian minister, nevertheless, given the state of the culture, can you imagine the complications that would flow from a widespread married priesthood in the Western, Roman Rite?

I need to create a new category for blog posts – ick:

An Episcopal priest shocked his Queens congregation recently when he left his wife and married someone else — a much younger man.

The Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, announced over Facebook last week that he got married in a Los Angeles church.

The Cuban-born prelate was pictured on a beach with the caption: “I’m in Miami Beach with my new husband. God is good.”

One churchgoer said many parishioners severed ties to the church after Quevedo-Bosch came out as gay at the pulpit a month ago.

“Most of the people aren’t coming anymore,” the elderly woman said. “Because he’s homosexual, people have stopped coming.”……

…….Quevedo-Bosch has not been seen at the church for the last month, she said. [Such a concerned, self-denying shepherd, no?]

Attendance has dwindled, she said, with many parishioners instead going to Mass at a satellite church a few blocks away. [It’s not “mass.”  I was an episcopal, and we never, ever called it “mass.”]

Saturday services have been canceled, and only seven worshippers showed up at Wednesday’s Mass. [Wrong again. The numbers are not terribly atypical for episcopal worship houses, whose median congregation size now stands at less than 100, the vast majority of which are over 70 years of age]

……….“Priests who wish to enter into same-gender marriage are approved to do so in the Episcopal Church and in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island,” said Bishop Larry Provenzano, head of the Long Island diocese, which includes Queens.…… [Which tells you everything you need to know about why the episcopal sect is dying in a spectacular self-imolation]

………Before becoming a priest, Quevedo-Bosch worked as an economic planner for the city of Havana in the early 1980s, his LinkedIn page says. He studied to be a priest in his native country. [I think we can start to see the picture come together.]

More and more I hate this world.

A thought on the background – this guy’s wife is 73.  He emigrated from Cuba to the US 20 years ago.  One of the best ways to get a green card/visa is to get married.  You do the math.

It is revealing to me the degree to which incidence of sodomy is directly proportional to dwelling in large urban areas/disconnectedness from nature and hard, physical labor.  It is also no coincidence that the four largest sodomite communities in the country – NY, SF, LA, and Miami – all grew up around large sea ports back when ships were staffed with large crews.

Porn/perversion convention coming to Dallas – what should we do? July 30, 2015

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For the first time, the eXXXotica porn/perversion “convention” is coming to Dallas.  Held a few times a year around the country, this panoply of hedonism features 150 porn “stars,” hundreds of booths hawking all manner of products dedicated towards personal gratification, and a general aura of debauchery.  It will be held next week, Aug. 7-9 2015 at the city-owned Dallas Convention Center.  Beyond near-occasion of sin billboards have popped up around the area, dismaying many.  This expo of hedonism has been planned, apparently, for months.

Local feminists are not pleased.  While feminism is a highly disordered ideology, especially in its extreme forms, some fair points are raised below by one local feminist.  The question is, will they be the only ones to protest this event?

The EXXXotica Convention is headed to Dallas and our Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center next month “to bring over 150 adult industry stars as well as hundreds of exhibitors” promoting the sex trade.

New Friends New Life has a mission to restore and empower formerly trafficked teen girls and sexual exploited women and their children. We are among the nonprofits working to show the connection between the fight against human trafficking and the very vehicle that drives the demand for young, vulnerable children.

Why would the City of Dallas encourage conventions that propel and advertise the gateway and root cause of sex trafficking? [Indeed, this “expo” is sponsored by online escort services and porn companies.  There is a close connection between prostitution and human trafficking.]

Every 26 seconds, a child is sold. Men who prostitute women and traffic children are twice as likely to view pornography. Every second, 28,258 pornographic images are viewed online, creating an insatiable appetite to purchase sex on sites such as backpage.com, and online escort services that are sponsoring this convention……..

……….Trafficking victims are groomed through pornography. They are trained and then trafficked. Ninety percent of exploited women have been sexually abused. Eighty-six percent of victims have been forced to watch and imitate pornographic images and were involved and taught the sex trade through porn. The Trafficking Victim Protection Actmakes it clear that the majority of those involved in pornography have been coerced, forced and defrauded, and many of them are children. That is not about free speech. This is about sex trafficking. This is about the buying and selling of children in our city.

Whether explicitly or implicitly, the City of Dallas by hosting this convention is facilitating the coercion of the vulnerable and, ultimately, the violence they will endure. We know that traffickers have been preparing for next weekend. They have been recruiting from the nearly 400 kids who are trafficked every night in Dallas. They have been getting “their girls” in line, and when the convention comes, these girls will be bought and sold. It will not be their choice. It will end up being their sentence.

h/t MFG

So, boys, we have a prayer vigil scheduled next week, August 5, at 8 pm outside The Men’s Club.  Who is up for joining me in praying outside the Dallas Convention Center on Friday or Saturday night?  It seems this nightmare starts at 5pm.  So maybe 8, again?  Which night would work better for you, Friday or Saturday?  Unbelievably, this exercise in self-will against God also takes place on Sunday, but I’m not going to impact my Sunday by praying outside there.

So………I’m not just real high on doing this.  I think it would be good and valuable, but there are some substantial down-sides.  For one thing, Dallas Convention Center is huge and the crowd is likely to be large.  It would be difficult to make an impact.  Parking may be a hassle, as would be meeting up with each other. I’d pretty much have to drive around there and ID a place where I think we could meet, unless one of you knows the area well and could make a suggestion.  And, I would like to have pretty good assurance we’d have a sizable crowd, a dozen minimum, if this effort were to be worthwhile.  Let me know your thoughts. Because I know some of you have concerns over commenting online, you can contact me directly if you want: larryr103@gmail.com

If there is interest and the logistics can be worked out I think it would be a very good evil to stand against.  Let’s see what we can come up with.  It would be a great way to get that “smell of the sheep,” as well as opposing the human trafficking that was such a focal point of the recent papal encyclical.  Why, it would almost atone for my neo-Pelagian Promethean bead counting!

A final thought: here we are in a city that has been, one might say, divinely warned through a series of unusual seismic events.  And yet here they go, thumbing their nose at God again and saying “non serviam.”  Ultimately, this will not end well, unless there be a great change of hearts.  Dallas purports itself to be a conservative mecca (used to be but it ain’t, anymore) in a conservative state, but it is also known worldwide for the number and “quality” of its sexually oriented businesses.  This is a dichotomy that should not stand.

And yet, I haven’t heard any denunciations from 3725 Blackburn St, have you?

 

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