Church and Country Commentary

A commentary by Dennis Mallon, OFS

A Christian can never remain silent in the face of violence, poverty, hunger, corruption or abuse of power, Pope Benedict XVI

“Silence implies consent,” St. Thomas More

(This commentary is written to reveal, to some extent, the crisis that our Country and Church face today and the desperate need for your prayers.)

I      President Obama’s Philosophy and Education

Saul Alinsky, Community Organizer
Our President, Barack Obama, is a follower of the corrupt principles of Saul Alinsky, who wrote “Rules for Radicals,” a “Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,” Saul Alinsky [New York: Vintage, 1971].
Alinsky taught there is no such thing as dogma, no such thing as an objective rule of ethics, that the ends justifies the means, and that corruption in a leader can be a kind of virtue.
Source: Catholic Family News

Alinsky’s main principles were:
1) There is no such thing as dogma, all truth is relative: “For the organizer, everything is relative and changing,” says Alinsky. The organizer “does not have any fixed truth.” This places the organizer in a superior position, Alinsky claims, because he is “free from the shackles of dogma.”

2) There is no such thing as a fixed rule of ethics. For Alinsky, the end justifies the means, and all ethics are elastic according to the situation you are in or the strategy you need to employ. Alinsky taught, “Ethical standards must be elastic to stretch with the times.”
3) Corruption in the leader is a kind of virtue: “To say that a corrupt means corrupts the ends is to believe” in an unrealistic purity of ends and principles, insists Alinsky. “The real arena is corrupt and bloody. Life is a corrupting process. He who fears corruption fears life.” Alinsky castigates the leader who places his personal conscience and personal salvation above the needs of the people, claiming such a leader “does not care enough for the people to be corrupted for them” Rules for Radicals, p. 25. Catholic Family News

Alinsky also dedicated Rules for Radicals to the devil. Alinsky’s dedication page reads: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical; from all our legends, mythology, and history … the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer
Source: Catholic Family News

Mike Kruglik, one of the Chicago teachers of Saul Alinsky’s Philosophy – and one of the direct followers of Alinsky – said that in his 10 years of training, Obama was the best student he ever had. (“For Clinton and Obama, A Common Ideological Touchstone”, Peter Sleven, Washington Post, March 25, 2007.)
Source: Catholic Family News

Obama himself, said, that even though he was schooled in Indonesia, and at Columbia and Yale, his years as an Alinsky-styled community organizer was the best education of his life. (“The Agitator: Barack Obama’s Unlikely Political Education”, Ryan Lizza, The New Republic, March 19, 2007.)
Source: Catholic Family News
For more information about Saul Alinsky read, The Shadow Party: by David Horowitz
Lord, pray for our President.

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Obama’s twisted world view precludes his exercising the two main virtues St. Thomas Aquinas teaches are most necessary for the civic leader: Prudence and Justice.
Source: Catholic Family News

It is an inescapable truth that one cannot give what one does not have, and Obama’s corrupt orientation that encourages abortion, partial-birth abortion, “same sex” marriage and socialist policies render him virtually incapable of true moral leadership.
Source: Catholic Family News

Editor’s note: Socialist policies
Socialist policies are a deterrent to a free society and incentiveism, a word that Liberals and Progressives will never use, it’s not in there political vocabulary. In fact, to be politically correct, Dictionary.com has not permitted the word to appear on-line.
Without incentive man will not become what God intended; nor will he ever be free. Why work if the Government will pay your way. Workers are discouraged and by taking away their incentive, many have stopped looking for a job or will not work at menial jobs because it is below their dignity.
In the words of St. Paul: “If you do not work you should not eat.”
Lord, Pray for us.



II President Obama’s Presidential Appointments

“Judge me by those who I surround myself with.” President Obama.


Joe Biden, Vice President

Vice President, a Catholic, is a committed Pro Choice advocate and a supporter of abortion.



Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

The President’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is also an admirer of Saul Alinski, so much so that she wrote her thesis on this charismatic community organizer while attending Wellesley College.

Ref: For Clinton and Obama, a Common Ideological Touchstone By Peter Slevin Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, March 25, 2007CHICAGO – The job offer to “Miss Hillary Rodham, Wellesley College” was dated Oct. 25, 1968, and signed by Saul D. Alinsky, the charismatic community organizer who believed that the urban poor could become their own best advocates in a world that largely ignored them.
Alinsky thought highly of 21-year-old Rodham*, a student government president who grew up in the Chicago suburbs. She was in the midst of a year-long analysis of Alinsky’s aggressive mobilizing tactics, and he was searching for “competent political literates” to move to Chicago to build grass-roots organizations.

Seventeen years later, another young honor student was offered a job as an organizer in Chicago. By then, Alinsky had died, but a group of his disciples hired Barack Obama, a 23-year-old Columbia University graduate, to organize black residents on the South Side, while learning and applying Alinsky’s philosophy of street-level democracy.

At a United States (US) House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that there was a new administration in place with different **values, beliefs and global agenda.
Lord, pray for her.

**Question: What!! Alinsky’s values and beliefs?
*For more information about Saul Alinsky and Hillary Clinton, read: The Shadow Party: by David Horowitz

Clinton’s remarks on Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.
Clinton praised Margaret Sanger, the racist and eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood Federation. She compared Sanger to Thomas Jefferson!
She also implied this: The full force of the US government will be used to get governments to change their laws on abortion all over the world. “The US is on the brink of having the most radical abortion laws in the world–abortion for any reason and no reason through all nine months of pregnancy.” Hillary Clinton wants to promote this for the entire world.
She detailed the decadent life and ideology of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, her immoral principles, her hatred of marriage, Christian morality and the natural law. One of Sanger’s most notorious phrases: “The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its young children is to kill it.”
Sanger provided one the most comprehensive treatments of (PP) available anywhere: everything from its racist and eugenic roots, to its vile sex-education programs for youngsters; to its teaching kindergarten children that homosexuality is a positive lifestyle; to its recommending fornication and all forms of perverse activity to school children without the parents’ knowledge or consent.
Source: Catholic Family News

Margaret Sanger, Hillary’s Hero.
“The Catholic Thing” FRIDAY, 05 JUNE 2009 By George Marlin
(exerpts from the article) http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2009/margaret-sanger-hillarys-hero.html

…At Planned Parenthood’s recent annual gala in Houston, Mrs. Clinton, accepting its highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award, said “I want to assure you that reproductive rights. . .will be a key to the foreign policy of this administration.”

…“reproductive rights” (a/k/a abortion) is a key issue in Hillary Clinton’s State Department. The taking of innocent life gets the same priority as issues of war and peace.

… Secretary Clinton also told her adoring audience, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision,” and “Margaret Sanger’s work is not yet done.”

… Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) the founder of Planned Parenthood and the editor of The Birth Control Review was one of America’s leading proponents of a particularly crude kind of eugenics.

… And now our nation’s chief foreign policy [spokesperson] calls on Sanger’s heirs to finish her work. What a scary prospect for the world’s common folks. Lord, pray for her.

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Mother Theresa of Calcutta “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.”

The loss of human identity

Abortion is a warning of something pervasive and deeply rooted in our society—the loss of human identity, so that men and women no longer see themselves as called to participate in God’s creative power.
Lord, pray for us.


Van Jones: Former ‘Green Jobs Czar’ for President Obama.

Jones told the East Bay Express in 2005: “I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th [1992], and then the verdicts came down on April 29th. By August, I was a communist. (…) I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.” He is a self-described ’communist’ arrested during Rodney King riots.
See: National.com/conservative-politics-in-national/van-jones-green-jobs-czar-a-self-described-communist-arrested-during-rodney-king-riots#ixzz1PTXGOGww Conservative Politics | Examiner.com http://www.examiner


Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President is a staunch supporter of the radical communist, Van Jones
Lord, pray for them.


Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security

Napolitano issued a warning against right-wing extremism. Her committee said, “It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,”
Lord, pray for her and our administration.


Harold Knox: President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Knox, called Pope Benedict XVI and certain Roman Catholic bishops discredited leaders. Knox is a militant gay activist. Lord, pray for him.



Cass Sunstein, The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

Sunstein on Taxes
He said, “There is no liberty without dependency.”

Editor’s note: Dependency should not be on the State or this administration, but on God.

Sunstein said on government regulation: hunting & animal rights.
“We ought to ban hunting”- Cass Sunstein, in a 2007 speech at Harvard University.
“[Humans’] willingness to subject animals to unjustified suffering will be seen … as a form of unconscionable barbarity… morally akin to slavery and the mass extermination of human beings.”

“The law should impose further regulation on hunting, scientific experiments, entertainment, and (above all) farming to ensure against unnecessary animal suffering. A state could certainly confer rights on a pristine area, or a painting, and allow people to bring suit on its behalf, without therefore saying that that area and that painting may not be owned.”

Editor’s Note: Are there not, already, laws on the books against animal cruelty, i.e., illegal interstate dog fighting, federal felony charges against Michael Vick.
Lord, pray for him and our administration.

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The Gospel message: Psalm 8
When I see the heavens, the work of your hands, the moon and the stars which you arranged, what is man that you should keep him in mind, mortal man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little less than a god; with glory and honor you have crowned him, gave him power over the works of your hand, put all things under his feet.
All of them sheep and cattle, yes even the savage beasts, birds of the air and fish that make their way through the waters.

How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth! (Psalm 8)


John P. Holdren, the President’s Director of the Office of Science and Technology.

Mandatory abortions
John P. Holdren advocates mandatory abortions to control population.
“It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.”
“It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society.”
Lord, pray for him.

Sterilization and Population Control
[He said], “adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods would be acceptable, to control population growth.”

Holdren’s disturbing beliefs
about America, capitalism and humanity – National Conservative Politics: Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/conservative-politics-in-national/science-czar-john-p-holdren-s-disturbing-beliefs-about-america-capitalism-and-humanity#ixzz1R9xp6uL5.

He wrote that it was imperative “to convince society and its leaders that there is no alternative but the cessation of our irresponsible, all-demandoing, and all-consuming population growth.” [He] predicted: “If … population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come.” Lord, pray for him.


Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Resources Secretary for the President.

Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic, when she was Governor, ran afoul of Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas. The bishop told the governor that she “should stop receiving Communion until she publicly repudiates her support of abortion.”
Naumann: she–and nearly every legal scholar who examined it–believed [it] was unconstitutional.

Sebelius, the governor at that time, said she was “obligated to uphold state and federal laws and the courts. The Archbishop wrote that he was particularly outraged by Sebelius’ veto of an antiabortion bill, which decisions related to abortion.” Naumann said he demanded that she show “a similar sense of obligation to honor divine law.”
Source: Tim Rutten, L.A. Times op-ed May 28, 2008

Sebelius has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and have conducted fundraising activity on her behalf. While Governor, Sebelius vetoed abortion legislation in Kansas in 2003, 2005, 2006, and again in 2008.
Lord, pray for her reconciliation.

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“St. Thomas Aquinas
said at one point that unjust laws were not laws at all … And that one could and even should rebel against them
Lord, pray for us.


Hilda Solis: US Labor Secretary

Kudos for pro-abortion politician [United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, (USCCB) news paints US Labor Sec. Hilda Solis as model Catholic]
California Catholic Daily, Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 by Alex Murphy
The Catholic News Service (CNS), a division of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has published a Labor Day paean to US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, a native Californian, presenting her as a paragon of Catholics in political life – but ignoring her record of support for abortion dating back nearly 20 years.
Lord, pray for Hilda Solis and for our Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Solis served in both houses of the California legislature beginning in 1992 before being elected to Congress in 2000. During her time as a state legislator and congresswoman, Solis was an ardent supporter of abortion, winning her a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America and re-election endorsements from Planned Parenthood, as well as the support of the pro-abortion political action committee EMILY’s list. She was named Secretary of Labor by President Obama in 2008 and confirmed by the Senate in 2009. CNS was either unaware or did not care about Solis’ anti-life voting record. Here is how the CNS article presented her: The office of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis includes images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a glass crucifix and a sculpture of Mary and Jesus. Her Catholic faith, she said, “is a part of my life. My faith is what motivates me.”
The lessons her faith teaches about hope, about helping others, about seeking higher things is something woven into the fabric of her daily life, she said. ‘I do it in a quiet way,’ she said.

During an Aug. 30 telephone interview, Solis spoke about the lessons she learned from her parents, devout Catholics and hard-working immigrants who raised seven children in the Los Angeles area and attended St. Louis of France Parish in La Puente.

Yet, SHE …
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.
Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.
Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.
Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.
Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life.
Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research.
Voted NO on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info.
Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.
Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes.
[She is] recommended by EMILY’s List of pro-choice women.
[She is] rated 100% by Right to Life NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record.
Solis co-sponsored expanding contraceptive services for low-income women
Solis co-sponsored for emergency contraception for rape victims
Solis scores 0% by the NRLC on abortion issues
Solis co-sponsored ensuring access to and funding for contraception
Supported funding contraception and UN family planning.
Lord, pray for her reconciliation.


 

Amanda Simpson Department of Commerce

Obama Appoints Radical Transgender to Department of Commerce
“…as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds”

Apparently Obama is secretly planning to saturate the federal government with radical homosexuals, by bowing to the demands of the Homosexual Lobby and appointing the transgender Amanda Simpson to the Department of Commerce.

Having served on the Board of Directors for two national organizations (Out & Equal and National Council for Transgender Equality), both extensions of the Homosexual Lobby, Simpson is an outspoken and clearly radical advocate of the Homosexual Agenda.

Regardless of whether this individual is qualified for the position, Amanda Simpson made it apparent that his/her number one priority is the advancement of the Homosexual Agenda. Something we have been seeing more and more of.

This is hardly Obama’s first indication of his desire to payback the Homosexual Lobby, such as the hiring and subsequent refusal to fire the radical homosexual “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings.

But it serves as a reminder of the real threat out there. . . Barney Frank’s Gay Bill of Special Rights.

If it passes, there will no longer be any sanctuary free of radical homosexuals whose number one mission is to spread their agenda.

And with the Gay Bill of Special Rights at the top of the agenda for 2010 [and beyond], the influence of the Homosexual Lobby will extend past the White House and into our lives.

Every workplace would be forced to adhere to strict regulations regarding the employment of homosexuals, no matter how radical.

Daycares, churches, private schools, businesses, etc…. none would be exempt from forced hiring of radical homosexuals if the Gay Bill of Special Rights passes.
And even firing problem homosexual employees would lead to prosecution.

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H.R. 1397 If at all possible, please help fight the Homosexual Lobby, Bill H.R. 1397


Mari Camen Aponte, President’s U. S Ambassador to El Salvador

Aponte made her support for gay rights clear in an article that appeared in El Diario de Hoy. The pro-family groups said that her statement was a breach of UN rules that bar diplomats from public involvement in the political affairs of the countries to which they are assigned. Diplomats are also expected to respect the norms of the local culture, the protesters said.

Editors Note:
“Capps’ Law”
The Logan Act states, “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”


Kevin Jennings ‘Safe-School Czar’ Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education

Jennings is a life-long homosexual activist and had been Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Jennings has designed pro-homosexual curriculum for public schools and has and shown his contempt for God in various writings, referred to Christians as hard-core bigots.

Note: Today’s public schools are serving an anti-Christ agenda, promoting secular humanism and a perverse curriculum that drive youngsters towards sin and perversion, and away from God. Lord, pray for him

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The Gospel Message “When a man lies with another man as with a Woman it is an Abomination” (Leveticus, 18-20)
The background of Leviticus is important to understand. The people are being told not to act like the “pagans”. This is also the format St. Paul uses in his letter to the Romans. “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Lord, pray for our Church.

The Church: Archbishop Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
Last year in an address to a Human Life International conference Archbishop Raymond Burke, said, The “perennial discipline of the Church [has] prohibited the giving of Holy Communion or the granting of a Church funeral to those who persist after admonition in the grave violation of the moral law…” To be sure, Archbishop Burke was lamenting the scandal brought about by dissenting bishops and politicians who favor abortion and same sex marriage. Catholic World News
Lord, pray for our bishops and our politicians.

The fundamental point, the Pope said, is that the natural law is not the product of human legislation. The principles of natural law, he said, are “norms that precede any human law and as such they cannot be repealed by anyone.” Lord, pray for our Holy Father.




III The President’s Comments and Actions

The President’s comments on the “Defense of Marriage Act”
The White House states that [the] President [wants] to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, [and] will no longer uphold the law which allows states not to recognize same-sex marriage performed in other states.
Lord, pray for the conversion of our president.

The President said, “[I] opposed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.”
Lord, pray for the conversion of our president.

Note: The definition of marriage has changed.
To be politically correct Webster changed the definition of marriage.
The definition of marriage is not just between a man and a woman. It now reads:
legal relationship between spouses: a legally recognized relationship, established by a civil or religious ceremony, between two people who intend to live together as sexual and domestic partners
Specific marriage relationship: a married relationship between two people, or a somebody’s relationship with his or her spouse
Joining in wedlock: the joining together in wedlock of two people


The President’s comments on Gays and Lesbians
The president wants to punish employers [i.e., Churches] who discriminate against gays in hiring practices. Christian pastors and politicians in Europe and Canada have been fined and jailed under similar laws.
Lord, pray for the conversion of our president.

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Marriage and Natural Law
A redefinition of marriage to include same-sex marriage is beyond the competence of the state because marriage both precedes the state and is a necessary condition for the continuation of the state (because future generations arise from and are formed in marriage).

The Catholic Church teaches
Marriage is limited to the union of one man and one woman, and the Vatican has issued documents that instruct Catholic politicians to vote in conformity with those views when this limitation is challenged by homosexuals.
The state has a duty to preserve and promote marriage as an institution that precedes the state, but the state does not have the authority to fundamentally redefine the nature of that institution.

The benefits and duties conferred on marriage simply respond to the reality that the state cannot exist without families who will bring into existence the next generations. By turning the relationship of the family and state upside down, the court advances a view of the family that is subordinate to and dependent upon the state for its existence.

The Church’s teaching on homosexuality and marriage is Catholic because it is true, not true because it is Catholic. This is expressed in the words of the Bishop, St. Cyril of Jerusalem: “The Church is called Catholic or universal because . . . it teaches fully and unfailingly all the doctrines which ought to be brought to men’s knowledge, whether concerned with visible or invisible things, with the realities of heaven or the things of earth.”

In other words, the conclusion that same-sex relationships should not be afforded legal status is based on the truth, not just on Catholic teaching. Yet, saying that makes this conclusion all the more controversial. If it were based simply on Catholic teaching, opponents could say in our pluralistic context, “You Catholics are entitled to your opinion, but that is not binding on others.” Instead, saying that truth is the reason that same-sex relationships should not be afforded legal status is offensive to those who deny the existence of truth; who prefer to live in a world dominated by what Pope Benedict XVI has termed a “dictatorship of relativism.” The Holy Father identified this “dictatorship of relativism” as “the gravest problem of our time.”

USCCB: “Marriage cannot be redefined by decree” (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB).

Editor’s note
: By admission or omission the president is promoting the grave sin of sodomy.



IV The President”s Actions on the Right-to-Life.

Taxpayers fund abortions
The President overturned the Mexico City Policy, which required organizations receiving taxpayer funds not to promote or perform abortions overseas.
Lord, pray for our President.

President’s Pro-Choice comment
“I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” Barack Obama
Editor’s note: Does our president believe, if a woman is with child it can be a punishment from God?

Abortion is the most commonly performed surgery in America,yet it is never seen. If you ask any group of people whether they have seen some form of surgery on television, all but a few will say yes. Catholic Family News

The selling of body parts
Aborted babies are used in the selling of body parts or human tissue. It is against federal law; but, fetal tissue wholesalers pay abortion clinics a “site fee” to place employees into the clinics to collect various body parts.
PRICE LIST FOR BODY PARTS
Eyes……………$75.00
Spinal Cords…….$325.00
Livers………….$150.00
Brains………….$999.00
Spleens…………$75.00
Intact Babies……$600.00
Source: East Volusia County Right to Life.


President’s action on human embryonic stem cell research

The President overturned President Bush’s executive order limiting federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. Lord, pray for our President.




V The President’s Actions on the National Day of Prayer

President Obama brushed-off the National Day of Prayer observances and then referred to America as “just a group of citizens”, not as a “Judeo-Christian Nation” in remarks made on his trip to Turkey.
Actual Quote: “One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.” Lord, pray for our President.

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The Gospel message
We belong neither to our parents (in an absolute sense); nor to the state, nor to ourselves; but, to God.
Lord, pray for us.

The Pope stressed the importance of the Church’s public voice
At a time when “there is a growing tendency to relegate God to the private sphere, to consider Him as irrelevant and superfluous or even to reject Him explicitly.” “When God disappears from man’s horizon, humankind loses its sense of direction and risks taking steps towards its own destruction.” . . .
Editor’s note: Are we headed that way?
Lord, Pray for us.




VI The Administration and the Church on Education

From the article in Catholic Family News “The Kingdom of God vs. the Kingdom of Satan” The evolution of Sex instructions in schools
In 1990 Mrs. Engel published the book Sex education, the Final Plague. Her talk at this year’s CFN conference recapped this history of “Catholic” sex education, which is promoted in the name of Vatican II.

Pope Pius XI formally condemned classroom sex education in his great encyclical Divini Illws Magistri, on the Christian Education of Youth. Pius XII also condemned classroom sex-ed, as did the American bishops who in their 1950 statement said, “We protest in the strongest possible terms against the introduction of sex instruction into the schools.”
Catholic Family News

Much to the deception of progressives who interpreted the writings of the Second Vatican Council, and the radical document Gaudium et spes, ‘”The Pastoral Constitution for the Church in the Modern World” contained the explosive phrase, “As they grow older, children should receive a positive and prudent sexual education in matters related to sex.”
This sentence was not placed in the section of the document that deals with parents and their obligations, but in the section that deals with the context of general schooling. The implication is clear. By sleight of hand, progressives in the Church, under the guise of Vatican II moved sexual instructions away from the private domain of parents and into the classroom setting, an action expressly condemned by the pre-Vatican II magisterium. Catholic Family News
Lord, Pray for our Church.



Gay Rights Movement textbooks

Bill to Include Gay Rights Movement Info in California Textbooks Clears Hurdle By Diane Macedo Published April 06, 2011
The California Legislature could soon pass a bill that would require school textbooks and teachers to incorporate information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans into their curriculum.

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act, or SB48, which mimics a bill previously vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, made it one step closer to becoming law after being approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee.

The bill, introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, could have a nationwide impact if passed because California is such a big buyer of textbooks that publishers often incorporate the state’s standards into books distributed to other states.

Supporters say that’s a good thing because it will help prevent gay students from being harassed or bullied by their classmates.

But critics say SB48 is just an attempt to brainwash students into becoming pro-gay political activists and ensure that government, not parents, has the final word on teaching kids about moral values.

“Most textbooks don’t include any historical information about the LGBT movement, which has great significance to both California and U.S. history,” Leno said in a statement. “Our collective silence on this issue perpetuates negative stereotypes of LGBT people and leads to increased bullying of young people.”

Critics object to the bill on several accounts, saying it undermines parental authority, promotes gender confusion and experimentation, inappropriately classifies LGBT as a cultural ethnic group, and aims to brainwash children into adopting the community’s political agenda.

“This is teaching children from kindergarten on up that the homosexual, bisexual, transsexual lifestyle is something to admire and consider for themselves,” Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, a group advocating against the bill.
Thomasson also complained that the bill does not allow for teachers to discuss the opposition to the LGBT movement or warn against “the negative consequences, that male homosexuality is the largest transmitter of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.”
The bill was approved by Governor Brown, July 13, 2011
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/06/include-gay-rights-movement-info-california-textbooks-clears-hurdle/#ixzz1Ily6mkyH

Editor note: A CNN report dated 10-18-2011 reports that two married lesbians who have an adopted boy are providing the boy female hormones. The reason being that the boy could decide later, when he is older, if he wanted to be a boy or a girl. The Homosexual agenda and same-sex marriage is leading us into uncharted waters of perversion.


Planned Parenthood on Education

Planned Parenthood (PP) comes into the schools as the purveyor of pagan sex education courses that teach the children to do whatever pleases them. They then offer the youngsters – without knowledge or consent of the parents – various forms of contraceptive devices. (PP) intentionally gives the youngsters cheap and faulty contraceptives that when the devices don’t work, and the youngster finds herself pregnant, (PP) is there to sell her an abortion without knowledge or consent of the parents and has turned a blind eye to activities protecting pimps and their sex trafficking of under age girls.
Catholic Family News

Pro-life activist Helen Westover said in an expose of (PP) and its legacy: It is one of the most wicked and anti-life organizations on the face of the earth. She said, “Abortion is the symptom but (PP) is the problem. You are never going to stop abortion unless you attack and defeat Planned Parenthood.” Catholic Family News

Analyzing records from 20 years of Planned Parenthood activity, the AUL report found widespread evidence of problems including the misuse of federal funds, failure to report sexual abuse of minors, efforts to thwart parental-notification laws, cooperation with criminal activities such as prostitution, inappropriate use of abortifacient chemicals, and distribution of inaccurate information about the medical effects of abortion and of contraceptives.

Planned Parenthood receives over $350 million of your tax dollars each year in government funding. Catholic Family News

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In Pope Pius XI’s words “There can be no true education which is not wholly direct to man’s last end,”
Lord, Pray for us.



VII The Congress of the United States



Nancy Pelosi: Minority Speaker of the House

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1799
A Wall Street Journal editorial has criticized US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for her suggestion that family-planning funds spur economic growth since children put economic burdens on the government. Lord, pray for her.


US House approves funds for embryonic stem-cell research
Washington, Jan. 11, 2007 CWNews.com
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hailed the January 11 vote as a victory for medical research.
Lord, pray for her.


Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California
During a Oct. 20, 1999 debate, Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, joined a caucus [on abortion]: Santorum said to her, “You agree, once a child is born, separated from the mother, that that child is protected by the Constitution and cannot be killed. Do you agree with that?”
Boxer said, “I think when you bring your baby home…” She said more, but what she would not say was “yes.” (From an article in Newsweek by George Will)
Lord, pray for her.



VIII Other Factors



Politics

Democratic National Committee refused to acknowledge pro-lifers
During the presidential election of Bill Clinton the “Focus on the Family” organization reported that the Democratic National Committee is refusing to acknowledge pro-lifers within the party. The pro-life group, “Democrats for Life” were denied a link on the DNC website. Kristin Day, executive director of Democrats for Life, said the group was told by the DNC that, because their pro-life view isn’t consistent with the Democratic platform.

Note: Some Catholic politicians assert “primacy of uninformed and/or informed conscience” over Church teaching.

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Catholics in Political Life
The Church’s “Doctrinal Note on Some Questions regarding Participation of Catholics in Political Life.” The document acknowledges the valid autonomy of the temporal order from the religious order, but it argues that this rightful autonomy does not mean that the temporal order is independent of morality. In particular, the note discusses the duties of Catholic politicians to oppose civil laws that contradict fundamental moral absolutes, such as laws that permit killing of the innocent or that undermine marriage and the family.

Some bishops have said that a politician who consistently rejects these duties and campaigns and speaks out in favor of immoral laws should be excluded from Holy Communion under Canon 915 of the CODE OF CANON LAW, which states that “Those . . . . who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy Communion.” This is because support for immoral laws is seen as formal cooperation in sin, which harms the spiritual health of the politician, and also because immoral laws harm the common good of society. One of the main concerns is that, because such politicians publicly identify themselves as Catholics, some people could be led to believe that the Church is not “really” opposed to such things as abortion or homosexual activity. If it were, why would such high-profile Catholics publicly support such actions without any comment from the Church? Such people could be led into sin by such confusing and contradictory witness. Pray for our Catholic Politicians


Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The State of New York
New York’s gay marriage law took effect 30 days after it was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
GOP senators said it was Cuomo’s passionate appeals and powerful support in the governor’s mansion and in closed-door, individual meetings that were perhaps the most persuasive reason it passed.
Sen. Mark Grisanti,
GOP freshman from Buffalo, a Roman Catholic, also voted for the bill. Grisanti said he could not deny anyone what he called basic rights.
Lord, pray for our Country


The American Medical Association
The AMA Endorsed human cloning!
They have embraced the “clone to kill” procedure whereby human beings are created in a laboratory, and destroyed for their stem cells. Lord, pray for us.


 

The Family
In the United States, Social Security benefits: per beneficiary has declined.
In this country the number of children per family is about 1.9 children per family.
In 1950 there were 16 U. S. citizens paying into Soc. Sec. for each recipient of Social Security.
In 1960 it was 5-1
In 1980, 3-1
In 2010 it was 2-1

What is the cause of this? There are many factors: unemployment is one of the factors, but not nearly the most important factor. Abortion (The years from 1976-1978 3,905,500 lives wasted from abortion and from1996-98, there were 4,014,160 abortions in the United States) and contraception (untold numbers) are the most important factors. The decline of the population is by far the most interesting factor in the state of the economy.
Lord, pray for us.


California law[A] law permits two homicide charges for the murder of a pregnant woman. The law has an exemption for abortion.
Lord, pray for our Justice System.


The State of Virginia

“In the state of Virginia the law is, as long as the umbilical cord is attached and the placenta is still in the mother, if the baby comes out alive the mother can do whatever she wants to with that baby to kill it,” said Investigator Tracy Emerson. “She could shoot the baby, stab the baby. As long as it’s still attached to her in some form by umbilical cord or something it’s no crime in the state of Virginia.”
Lord, pray for our Country.


The City of San FranciscoRecently, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors came out with a direct attack on the Catholic Church, using highly insulting language to denounce Catholic teaching on homosexuality as hateful, callous, and ignorant, and [urged] the Catholic Archbishop to resist Catholic teaching from the Vatican. Catholic Family News

San Francisco parishes joined in Gay Pride march

Three Catholic parishes in the San Francisco diocese– Most Holy Redeemer, St. John of God, and St. Agnes– sent delegations to participate in the city’s Gay Pride parade. Although these delegations received no official endorsement from the parishes, they did march with banners publicizing their affiliation, and in each case received encouragement from parish officials. . . .
Lord, pray for our Church.


Archdiocese of Boston
Boston: archdiocesan-approved Mass for gays and lesbians. RSS Facebook July 11, 2011
With the approval of the Archdiocese of Boston, St. Cecilia parish devoted a Sunday Mass on July 9 to reaffirming that the parish “is a place of welcome for all, including the LGBT community.” Lord, pray for our Church.

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Congressman Paul Ryan

Congressman explains link between Catholic social teaching, practical politics
Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, a leading figure in the budget debates on Capitol Hill and an active Catholic, has written an unusually lucid column on the application of Catholic social teaching to the American political scene. . . .
Go to: http://www.osv.com/tabid/7621/itemid/8143/Congressman-Paul-Ryan-Social-teaching-and-the-fed.aspx



IX Entertainment—the Sign of the Times

Movies
The movie “Corpus Christi” was due to be released this June to August of this year. The film depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals! It’s called “the body of Christ.” It is a revolting mockery of our Lord.
Lord, pray for us.

Music
Each age has its sound-track — its music — that reflects the thoughts and ideas prevalent in the period. The rise of humanism began to overtake melody and harmony; now in the modernist period music has become discordant, heartless and passion-driven.
Just listen and watch what our children and young adults are listening to today, i.e., “Kiss” a hard rock, heavy metal band. They look and sound like they came out of bowels of hell. Editor
Lord, pray for our children.

Video Games
What sort culture and depravity entertains BioShock where your drug-induced insane character shoots fireballs at your victims, and they call this art.
Or you could order for your 10 year-old, StrangleFeast Death Party — the controller vibrates to simulate death throes of your victims. From an article in the Weekly Standard.
Lord, pray for us and our children.


Modesty
We live in a crazy, crazy world. In some Islamic countries women are not to be seen in public without wearing a burga—covered from head to toe and all you see is their eyes.
Here in this country, mothers buy bikinis with up-lifting bras for their 6-year-old girls with no thought in the world how it would affect some perverted young man.


Editor’s note: When you attend Mass on Sunday you may see, much to the dismay of the priest, a female Eucharistic minister wearing a miniskirt and high heels. Modesty at Mass should be foremost on ones mind because our Lord is present on the altar. This is not an occasion to bring attention to ones self.


From an article in Catholic Family News “The Kingdom of God vs. the Kingdom of Satan” stated:

Modesty
Quoting Pope Pius XII that it is good to look nice. … It is alright to follow fashions, providing these fashions do not transgress basic principles of modesty.
From the time of the ancient Greeks all throughout history, women have always dressed beautifully: long flowing dresses, long sleeves, something around the waist, and something on the head. The Church in the 19th Century reacted by threatening to refuse Communion to those who [where not dressed properly.]

We have to dress modestly, but “we should not dress frumpy either, “remembering Pope Pius XII’s words that we must be mindful of our fellow man, and not appear in public as a slovenly eyesore. It is a sign of respect to our fellow man to display an agreeable appearance when we leave the house.

All of this, plus more, was contained in Colleen Hammond’s presentation, including the story of a survey she once gave to a high school in which the majority of boys actually asked the girls to dress more modestly, and to be virtuous. Catholic Family News


Let us pray for Modesty in the Church and our Country.



X In Conclusion—Pray for your enemies

A reader’s comment“Dear Readers,
How far can the US government sink and how fast! I truly desire in the depth of my soul that I could see Light in our government but none comes before my soul in prayer. I look outside our home and see the beauty of God’s creation everywhere. However when I look at my brother and sisters who openly and willfully oppose the Will of God taunting sin my heart sinks. Still I know that Our Triune God will triumph over ‘evil.’ I will try and do my part in accordance with [the] Will of God by praying, writing and speaking for marriage and life (even if the enemy has totally deceived and consumed the thoughts and actions of those in civil authority). May God have mercy on their souls and give all of us the grace to preserve in the Truth of Our Lord Jesus. He has established the sacrament of Matrimony and graced the act of procreation within the intimacy of marriage (that belongs exclusively to the married couple – male and female – NOT male and male nor female and female) (See Genesis & New Testament)”

Tom, Missionary of Mercy
May God Bless and Keep us in His Loving Protection now and forever!
Lord, pray for us.


Pray for your enemies“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” (Mathew 5: 44)

Pray for the Church and your Country and the people that lead us. I once wrote an article “We are at the Mercy of our Leaders.” I no longer believe that. We have the most powerful force in the world—The “Church Militant.” There are many prominent people in our Church and Country that need your prayers: our leaders, politicians, entertainers, bishops and clergy who are in not in complete harmony with the Church and our Founding Fathers. The list is long. Pray the rosary every day or whenever you think of it. Pray for those who have lost their Christian values, failed their responsibilities and those who follow the “Prince of Lies.”


Our Lady
At decisive times in human history, when all seemed dark, desperate, and nearly lost, the Church turned to Mary, the Mother of the Lord and our Mother, the “Woman Clothed with the Sun.” She interceded for poor humanity with her Son and won the day. We are at such crossroads now and let’s not fail to turn to her in all of our needs.”


Pope Benedict XVI, Patience in the struggle with evil.
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, JULY 17, 2011 (Zenit.org).-
Benedict XVI is recommending patience in the struggle with evil, since, as St. Augustine says, “many at first are weeds and then become good seed.”

St. Augustine observed that ‘many at first are weeds and then become good seed’ and he added: ‘if the former, when they were evil, were not endured with patience, they would not have attained the praiseworthy change.'”

The Pope thus made this invitation: “If we are children of such a great and good Father, we must seek to resemble him! This was the aim that Jesus set himself with his preaching. … Let us turn with confidence to Mary … so that she will help us to follow Jesus faithfully, and thus live as true children of God.”


Note: The information you have witnessed here has been researched and found to be factual. It is only revealed here to emphasize the importance of your prayers to change the world we live in. Please, if you believe the information is in error, I beg you, do your own research and get back to me.

Sincerely, in the words of our Holy Father, Benedict XVI, I will not be silent, Dennis Mallon, OFS.

See attachment, Sermon by the Bishop of Münster, Clemens August Count von Galen, 1941

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