I Cannot Keep Silent

Papa Benedict and dear Cardinal Sarah have come out with a new book, available on January 15th, 2020 entitled, “From the Depths of Our Hearts.” The first release on 1/15 will be in French. Hopefully an English translation will soon follow.

Thank you, Papa Benedict, for your courage! Please continue to speak out. You are very important to all of us and we need you at this difficult time in the Catholic church.

Why don’t they speak? someone asked.  Why don’t the good Priests and Bishops speak out against the problems in our church right now?

I believe there are a number of reasons.

One of them is explained in this article, remarkably originally written in 1987!

The Contemporary Catholic Crisis in its Historical Perspective: Ariani – Angelus Press

A second reason is fear.  Last Christmas, at Christmastime no less, a number of people were demoted, kicked out of church groups and even excommunicated for daring to criticize the hierarchy of the church. You would think that something like this only occurs in cults, and the Catholic church is not a cult! But apparently some in the Vatican want to operate the church that way with anyone who dares to question their judgment.  I do know that people have been pressured by their Bishops to remain silent, although some terrible things have been happening, too much to say here right now, but suffice it to say that the long-used nickname “mafia” applies quite well to some of the “wolves” within the church hierarchy.

In addition, there is some confusion about how to go about this situation, as we all want to be obedient to the Church and also faithful to Christ and His Bride, the true magisterium of our beautiful Catholic Church that has been lovingly created on earth through the last 2,000 years.

Some wonderful insights of what the laity can do may be found here and here.

To keep informed about what is happening, go  here, or here or here or here or here.

And we need to have courage.

We have a beautiful example of courage in Bishop St. Athanasius, who was excommunicated for refusing to sign on to a heresy in the fourth century (but was later obviously reinstated and declared a saint by the church).  Other brave people who stood up for Christ at that time and were persecuted by the church for their faith were St. Basil, who said during the Arian heresy of the 4th century that threatened to swallow up the church:

“Religious people keep silence, but every blaspheming tongue is let loose…….Only one offense is vigorously punished; an accurate observance of our fathers’ traditions. For this cause the pious are driven from their countries, and transported into deserts.”

As St. Basil stood his ground, he was threatened with the loss of everything.  “Are you mad, that you resist the will (of the emperor) before which the whole world bows?” said the prefect. “Do you not dread the wrath of the emperor, nor exile, nor death?”

“No,” said Basil calmly, “he who has nothing to lose need not dread loss of goods; you cannot exile me, for the whole earth is my home; as for death, it would be the greatest kindness you could bestow upon me; torments cannot harm me; one blow would end my frail life and my sufferings together…..”

A Picture of a Strong Bishop in the Face of Suffering – Community in Mission


It is said that “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” And Christians have often been martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ. We know that we can’t go wrong as long as we are faithful to Him, as long as we make Him the center of our lives and our faith.




Where is Bishop Ma Daquin?

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church,” wrote Tertullian in the second century A.D.

Although Christians were horribly martyred at that time, the early Christian author noted that not only did martyrdom not deter people from becoming Christian, but it actually increased the faith of the followers of Jesus Christ exponentially.

Why?  Because the light shines in the darkness, and ultimately, the darkness does not overcome it. When one suffers for what is good, good becomes an obvious contrast to evil. When people are murdered for their faith, it is very clarifying–the murderers are transparently evil, and those willing to suffer for good are the great lights, shining examples for others to follow. And so many people do.

In Communist China, faith, especially Christian faith, has grown mightily in the wake of the terrible suffering caused by Communist persecution. The evil are easy to see—the murderous Communists will allow no god but the state, and are a stark contrast to the good people who follow Christ even if it means torture and death. Many priests and others have been martyred for being faithful to Jesus Christ by the Communists there.

Because of this, the true Catholic church, the underground church in China, grew.  There were such a large number of Catholics in the underground church that the Communists realized that they were fighting a losing battle. So they tried a different tactic.

“Infiltration.  It’s a version of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” but the Communist (Gramsci) propaganda tactic is just a little bit different.

The plan? “Join” them by calling yourself Catholic (even though you are nothing of the sort and believe in murdering small children in their terrified mothers’ wombs, the abolition of Christmas, the demolition of churches and that the state is god). Then say, “hey, you don’t have to be tortured to be Catholic—just join OUR “Catholic” church.”

So in China, in addition to the true Catholics of the underground church there is a “patriotic” church, that is, a Communist church that is anti-Catholic, anti-Christ, and anti-God.

And it was floundering badly—-maybe 12 priests in that “church” as compared to the hundreds of clergy and possibly even millions of faithful in the true church.

So this is how the Communists tried to crush Catholicism in China.

Bishop Ma Daquin was appointed as a Bishop of both the underground church and the “patriotic” church.

But, a hero to the Catholic faith and the Catholic faithful, he publicly declined the appointment to the “patriotic” church. As he made his announcement, people in the large congregation cheered and were touched to the core, many in grateful tears.  But the brutal Communists were not amused.   The good Bishop was subsequently whisked away and sent to a secluded Communist “re-education” seminary,  tortured for years.

This occurred in 2012.  For many years Bishop Daquin was, though still in a terrible situation and thought dead at one point, a light to the people, a beacon of hope, and revered for his courage.

But in 2016, he began to reverse course, at least, in a letter that was supposedly sent by him.  He began to praise the Communists who have been torturing him for so many years and seemed to want a union between the “patriotic” church and the true underground church in China.

So, if that letter was really penned by him, what happened? Hmmm………I wonder.

Who was Pope in 2016?

What could have been so soul-crushing that it made poor Bishop Daquin give in to the tyranny?

Look to Cardinal Zen for the mind-boggling truth.  The good Cardinal has revealed what has happened to his beloved country.  Under the well-connected-Communist Cardinal, Cardinal Parolin, in a “secret” agreement, the Vatican sold out the poor Catholic martyrs in China, betraying them to the core, persecuting them with a torture that the Devil himself could only dream of inflicting on the true body of Christ.

“Obey the Patriotic (Communist, evil, torturous) Church in China,” ordered the Vatican.

And who do you think this order was given to first? Yes, of course, to Bishop Ma Daquin, the champion of the true church in China, despite his sufferings. It is perfectly logical that this is what crushed his spirit and reversed his course in 2016.

Think of it. You are not allowed to even be a priest or attend the funeral of those whom you love. You are given “re-education” courses, a la 1984. You are suffering mightily. And you are doing it as a martyr for Christ. So many before you have suffered and died for the faith, and you are determined to be faithful to Christ, to the true Catholic faith.

And then, the church that you are giving up everything for tells you to obey your captors, your torturers, the ones with a “doctrine” that is everything that you know to be evil.  And it comes from an authority that is supposed to be infallible, that you are supposed to be able to trust. It supposedly comes from the Pope himself.

So what are you going to do? What are you going to feel? How would that affect your faith, your hope, your view of everything related to the Catholic church?

It would be devastating. It would be worse than being martyred. When you are martyred, you know that what you are dying for is good and is worth the pain. Now you don’t even know what it is you are living for. What do you do? What do you feel? Whom do you believe? It is soul-crushing.

Since the “agreement,” the Communists have gone all out to forbid Catholic worship, to burn churches, and to increase their torture and harassment of the faithful a hundredfold. Things have gone from bad to worse because of what was done by the Vatican to the  poor martyrs in China.

And of course, seeing the devastating result of their actions, the Vatican……does nothing. Says nothing. All we hear are crickets from the Vatican about the suffering of these poor people. Even Cardinal Zen has not received a reply to his desperate Dubia.

The current administration has dug in to its untenable position with no explanation or apology.  No words of comfort or aid.  Nothing but stone cold silence, nothing but deference to Communism, an ideology that has killed a hundred million people in the last century and has starved and persecuted more, an ideology that has only ever resulted in misery and tyranny wherever and whenever it has been tried.

Their silence speaks volumes about them.

Dante’s 9th circle of Hell, the one with Satan and Judas in it, is for the betrayers of the ones who trust them. For shepherds who betray their sheep. For the treacherous and the traitors. It is the lowest level of the Inferno, and for good reason.

This is why.

We are all wondering what is going on right now in the church. But we can do so from the comfort of our own homes and are not being tortured as we try to make sense of the strange things going on at the Vatican right now.

God bless Bishop Ma Daquin! God help him and the poor Chinese Catholics who are trying to make sense of this travesty of justice! We need to pray for them and for our Church, as inexplicable things like this have been happening a lot lately, and we struggle to find an explanation for it all.

We pray to God for help.

And Papa Benedict, please understand that if there is something that you are not telling us, the truth will set us all free. We need you to show courage right now.  You are more important than you realize to all of us. We are praying for you.






Pope John Paul II and Communism

Our beloved Pope John Paul II lived through the evil regimes of Nazi and Communist governments and conquered evil with love.

His courage inspired the people from within the countries that were plagued by Communism to be courageous, and as a result, the Communist iron curtain fell and the people became free.

There is a wonderful movie about his life called “Pope John Paul II” with Jon Voight. It’s just beautiful and truly depicts the amazing character and strength of this man.

I bring this up because of something he said about Communism, having lived through the reality of it during the totalitarian regimes of both the Socialist Nazi government and the Socialist Communist government. The reality of Communism as implemented throughout history is a horror story. Communism, as applied in societies, has had 100% rate of inhumanity and oppression. The effects of Communism are always and have always been throughout history starvation, mass murder, fear and governmental domination every bit as corrupt as any Nazi regime.

Oddly enough this is now very difficult to find on the Internet. You have to ask questions like “how many people died because of Communism?” (the answer is 100 million) in order to get an answer that is not skewed in favor of  both Socialism and Communism. The results are much different than they used to be—I was surprised and not a little concerned when I tried to use the modern day search engines to research the issue.

You might want to read a few books about Communism to get a better perspective. Authors who witnesses Communism first hand— Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Malcolm Muggeridge and Peter Hitchins (Christopher Hitchins’ brother). The latter two especially were proponents of Communism until they saw what was really happening; until they saw the reality of Communism and the starvation and oppression that real Communism precipitated.

Look at modern day Venezuela for an example of how Communism has been most recently implemented. The mass starvations, the bread lines, the inhumanity that has been wrought since Communism has arrived in that country is heartbreaking.

Pope Saint John Paul II said it best in his Encyclical Letter, Centesimus Annus — On the 100th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, May 1, 1991:  “…we have to add that the fundamental error of socialism is anthropological in nature. Socialism considers the individual person simply as an element, a molecule within the social organism, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socioeconomic mechanism. Socialism likewise maintains that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice, to the unique and exclusive responsibility which he exercises in the face of good or evil. Man is thus reduced to a series of social relationships, and the concept of the person as the autonomous subject of moral decision disappears, the very subject whose decisions build the social order. From this mistaken conception of the person there arise both a distortion of law, which defines the sphere of the exercise of freedom, and an opposition to private property.”

This is why socialist governments become corrupt. They seek power over everything and everyone and all of the resources. Power is completely centralized. The individual is crushed, his freedom, as well as the work of his hands, are stolen from him. He is a cog in a wheel—and receives no more benefit from working as from not working. There is a considerable amount of risk, effort and time that goes in to making things that benefit society. Some work round the clock and are, in free societies, rewarded for that work. If everyone gets the same amount, why not sleep a little more? Why work more than the bare minimum if at all? Why risk anything for nothing in return?  Why work so hard when the money will only be stolen from you?  So production goes down.

And the people in charge think, why should they only get the minimum like everyone else? They are in charge of all of the resources, why not give themselves just a bit more? They are the elite party members after all. It is the same principle, the same double standard as when the elite leave their many-roomed mansion(s) and fly their jets to meet at big and luxurious parties in order to give themselves awards and to make decisions for the hoi polloi —decisions like the riff raff should not be allowed to drive their cars to work or turn on their air conditioners, for example, in order to “save the environment.”

So, when one does not get to reap what he sows, what makes him work? This is a forced decision on him, after all. Ultimately the motivation always ends up being twofold–propaganda and fear.

The state has to be all in all—there can be no other gods that the people work for or serve.  And so the religious oppression begins. Every time Communism is applied, Christians are persecuted—often severely persecuted. How can the dignity and value and rights of each person be God-given when the only thing that matters is the state? How can people be free to worship if it means they serve God and not the Communist government?

And what happens to information? The theory behind the idea that speech should be free is the ultimate reality that the truth rises to the top. Reasonable people find the truth in a marketplace of ideas. Everyone has a natural desire for truth. A well-informed conscience will exalt the truth over a lie no matter how hard the lie tries to deceive. The truth has reality on its side.

Now if the truth breaks through the propaganda, the state loses control. If anything said leads people to view the state as less important than any other interest—then the people would not act in ways pleasing to the state. A lie has to work so hard to combat the truth and shrivels in its presence.  And so to keep up the propaganda, to make sure the lie does not have to compete with the truth, free speech is crushed, often, in Communist regimes, violently.

People are tortured and killed. Control over everyone is severe and final. The people are cut off from the outside world and there are severe penalties for trying to access it. The individual has no dignity, no value and must be sacrificed for the good of the whole, the good of the Communist regime.

And as products become more and more scarce, starvation inevitably occurs and people are more and more dominated, those in power, the ones who keep the power in this environment especially (check out the dark comedy “The Death of Stalin”), become more and more violent, more and more severe, and more and more corrupt.

The truth is this: Communism is and has always been evil and is contrary to the welfare of humanity.

And now to my point—why is this discussion on Communism found in a blog about the Catholic church?

There are people, even people whom you would not expect, who are starting to tell you that it is a Catholic value for the state to control “equality of justice,” internationally. It appears, in the light of the liberation theology that is slithering towards us like the serpent it is, that some in the church are arguing in favor of Communist ideology. In fact, there is a line in the Catechism that, looking at where some of this liberation theology is headed, has a much different meaning than I’m sure the authors intended.

Of course, they are starting out gradually. Have you ever heard of the concept of “frog in a hot pot?” Or “getting the foot in the door?” Both of these propaganda techniques lead people gradually, in increments forward in a way they can accept, so that they hardly notice the change. (The idea is that if you slowly warm up the water with a frog in it, the frog will eventually boil to death, but if you turn the stove on high right away, he jumps out. )

Well, it appears that people, even people whom we have spent our lives trusting, are doing that to us—gradually turning up the heat so that we don’t notice the radical change. The oneworld idea has been in the works for awhile now.  And it appears that it might begin to be supported by the new pontiff. He is moving slowly, but may pick up the pace now that people have begun to take notice. It is time to be vigilant and on the alert — to pray very hard—very, very hard—and to pray for courage if it becomes necessary, as this type of regime always results in Christian persecution.

I will say this now, though. Anyone who tries to promote Socialism or Communism is not being moved by the Holy Spirit. You may have to look much further south to find that spirit.  We will see what happens next. If  “social justice” or the Catechism is used a call to build a oneworld  government (especially if that government feels it must “redistribute the wealth” for the good of “mother earth” or any other false god), is LYING to you. This movement is purely evil and will result in great evil.

People are drawn to Socialism or Communism because the concepts sound very nice in theory. Flowery language is used to dress them up as a fundamental good—who doesn’t want to help the poor? Terms like “social justice” sound really wonderful. Who doesn’t want justice? But there is a difference between what sounds good and what is truly good. Be wary of the wolves in sheeps’ clothing.

And pray, pray, pray!!!!!!

Please Pray for China’s Missing Bishop, Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin!

Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin has been “detained” by the Chinese government after making this courageous speech and declaring his loyalty to the true Catholic Church in China.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIuMdFIxasI

He is now missing and there is fear that he is being harmed or has even been martyred for his Faith!

Please pray for him and join the twitter conversation #whereisbishopma?

See this BBC article about China’s missing Bishop http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18779032

Thank you and may God bless you!!!

Fortnight for Religious Freedom

Please pray with us from now until July 4th!

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,

Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Prayer Resources




(From the USCCB site)

The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country. Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.  Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.


For more information, go to www.fortnight4freedom.org

Thank you, and God Bless You!!

For Greater Glory

I saw “For Greater Glory” today, and it was a wonderful movie. Out in theaters now, this beautiful, spectacularly-filmed movie had me moved to tears many times. Based upon a true story, the film highlights the true heroes and tragedies in Mexico’s war for religious freedom in the early 1900.  Hurry up and see it — the film may not be out for much longer and it is definitely worth a look.

For more information, go to http://www.forgreaterglory.com/

And here are a few more reviews. Go see it and let me know what you think!:-)




Why You Should Care About the Catholics

First, an announcement. If you care about religious freedom and the First Amendment of the Constitution, please join us on March 23, 2012 to Stand Up For Religous Freedom (see http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/ ) from 12-1 pm in cities across the country!

For Arizona, the location is the Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse, 401 W Washington St. Phoenix, Arizona.


For other cities, please go to this website for the location. The time is  12-1 pm everywhere in the U.S.


Why You Should Care About the Catholics

I know that there are many people who do not really understand why the Catholic Church is so upset about HHS Kathleen Sebelius’ order for the Churches to provide contraception and abortifacients to those whom they serve. Why not just give in?  Why is this such a big deal?

First of all, let me explain that contraception, especially the kind of contraception that kills an unborn baby,  is not just any kind of sin. It is the worst kind of sin– a mortal sin. For the deeper reasons for the Catholic Church’s stance on contraception and abortion, read this document, and perhaps even this article.

But the basic issue is this: ordering Catholics to provide contraceptives and abortifacients is like requiring Muslims to provide wet t-shirt contests every Friday for their young women to participate in, or requiring Jewish people to eat bacon cheeseburgers every week for their health. Except that it’s actually a lot worse. A Catholic who participates in a mortal sin (like providing abortifacients) must go to confession and repent in order to receive the Sacraments — in order to do anything that is Catholic — in fact, in order to actually continue to BE Catholic. .

So to begin with, what we are talking about with this new Kathleen Sebelius-generated law is that the government is ordering the Catholic church to do something that would essentially make Catholics no longer Catholic. The mandate destroys freedom of religion by definition.

But let’s also look at the impact here. Catholics who have never disobeyed a law in their lives, are faced with the choice of disobeying a law with severe consequences and incurring fines, jail, or a shut down, or choosing to disobey their conscience — the core of their faith — and consequently cease to be Catholic.

They must either stop being who they are, or  face a government power that will ultimately destroy their very existence (esp. the existence of the agencies they have established to care for the poor and sick, such as hospitals and other charitable services).

And to make a long story short, I think that’s the point.

With this HHS Mandate, the Obama administration is not as much concerned with the miniscule addition of a few more free contraceptives as they are with the destruction of the Catholic Church’s charitable influence, especially the Church’s formidable presence in the healthcare industry.

And that’s why you should care about the Catholics.  Because what this administration wants to do in the healthcare arena after they get total, unrestrained control over healthcare in America is not something that the people of this country want.

Why do I think that this administration wants to shut down all of the Catholic hospitals, care centers, charitable organizations and schools? Well, first of all, this is not the Obama administration’s only bizarre, unprecedented attack on the Catholic Church during the last month or so.  See  http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/03/absolutely-appalling-obama-uses-banks-to-control-catholic-church/

The pattern of harassment lately leads me to believe that the Obama administration and HHS Kathleen Sebelius’  “war” is not only being waged against the unborn, but also against the Church. 


Also, this act of closing Catholic hospitals et al. is a  “necessary” step  towards Obama’s ultimate agenda.  I think that getting the Catholics out of the way is just the beginning — I truly believe that they have quite a bit more planned  with Obamacare than they are telling you now.



 So much has changed since Obamacare was approved by Congress.  Abortion was not a part of the originally passed Obamacare.  Conscience protections were promised, sworn, insisted upon and practically written in blood verifying that they would be there and not be taken away.  The Death Panels were removed from the law to get it passed. Executive orders were signed to reassure everyone that nothing like this would ever happen. Let me rephrase that. President Obama was the one who promised that conscience protections would be in place. President Obama was the one who signed an Executive order promising that abortions would not be paid for by Obamacare. The President even made Rep. Stupak and pro-life advocates actually look stupid for questioning his integrity on the matter.  There was absolutely no question that Obama promised not to do what Obama just did to the American people in order to get Congress to agree to his healthcare bill.


The President’s guarantees were so iron clad and his contradiction of those promises so blatant, that if Obama were sellling a house instead of a bill,  he’d be indicted for fraud. There is no way to explain Obama’s “in your face” reversal on his promises to Congress and the American people except that he was just looking for a way to trick Congress into signing something that would give himself and his HHS Czar total control over healthcare in America.

(Maybe that is one way to fight Obamacare — to bring up the fact that it was issued under false pretenses.) http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/03/white-house-announces-executiv.html )


 So what does Obama’s healthcare look like now? Buried in the fine print, the healthcare bill gave almost completely unrestrained authority to HHS.  Do you want to guess what happened?

Death panels were secretly sneaked back in and are now a part of Obamacare.


(Obama’s Christmas present to the American people when they weren’t paying attention)

Abortion is being paid for by Obamacare with a $1 surcharge.

Conscience protections are forbidden by law and  severe punishment is threatened.

And free contraception is being dispensed like bubble gum, now considered a right that trumps the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The Obamacare that was passed, despite its unpopularity, looks nothing like the Obamacare that is evolving with each stroke of HHS Kathleen Sebelius’ pen.

 If you look at how convincingly they promised and cajoled and issued comprehensive executive orders that left little room for doubt that they would not do what they just did, , that abortion would not be paid for by Obamacare, that conscience protections would be in place etc. — you might want to think twice before you trust anything they’re telling you now. http://ofbyfororagainst.com/

And then the next thing you should do is to Google Kathleen Sebelius, who now has this incredible power over life and death in America. This woman can pretty much issue any law she feels like ordering and make people do anything she wants.  So who is this woman who has that kind of power over you, and what are her views?






O.k. So let’s say that you are trying to overhaul the entire healthcare industry of the United States and how people look at healthcare in general. The decision of who should be entitled to medical care is something that you want to control–totally, without competition or objection.  You want to change long held perceptions about who is worthy of care from the historical concern for the individual person to a more statistics-based cost/benefit analysis.

And let’s say that your formidable competitor in the healthcare industry considers everyone beloved and worthy of care, regardless of usefulness or age or convenience.

Let’s say that your competitor’s healthcare systems comprised the largest group of non profit systems in the country. Let’s say that in 2005 they had more than 611  hospitals representing approximately 12% of all hospitals nationwide. Further, that more than a quarter were located in rural areas, so they owned the predominant health care services in those areas. And let’s add that they additionally had acute care facilities that treated and continue to treat more than 1 in 6  patients each year. Let’s even say that your competitor, the Catholic church, has more members than any other single religion in North America.


That kind of competitor could be a problem for an agency that wants to be the only player on the block. The bottom line is that the Catholic Church has a definite influence in health care as it stands right now. By delivering an impossible mandate, this administration gets a two-for — a win for the culture of death, and the potential destruction of an obstacle to unrestrained power.

Now, let’s say that you are a eugenicist and you want health care to be based on your own criteria and not on the principle that all people are endowed by their Creator with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness –not all people, anyway.


Let’s say that you want to be in charge of the decision of who lives and who dies.  An organization like the Catholic Church could really crimp your style. The Catholic Church has been standing up for the rights of the unborn child even when they’ve stood alone. They will stand up for the rights of the elderly or the newly born or the infirm in the same way. They have always stood against and will continue to be a thorn in the side of the Culture of Death. They consider each person precious in the eyes of God, precious in reality, despite what he or she can contribute to society. The Church teaches that  each life is a gift from God regardless of age or usefulness or infirmity.  The Church would  be a bigger pain than the Constitution to an administration that wants to be in complete and total charge of who has access to medicine in America.  

So if the case for killing granny is made http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/09/killing_granny_1.html  and the Catholic presence in healthcare remains,  how successful will Obama and his Czars be at dominating the system?


First they came for the Catholics. After that it will be easy to come for everybody else.

And that brings up a few more points.

Read Humanae Vitae and tell me if you don’t think it’s just a little bit prophetic. What has happened to the family since contraception was introduced into society?  :-)http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae_en.html

“Read Love and Responsibility” by Pope John Paul II and tell me that it doesn’t make sense. 

Consider why it is the Catholic Church who is being persecuted now–whom have they stood up for? Whom have they defended from the beginning? Consider what is really happening in abortion centers right now and decide for yourselves what  is really going on and whether it should continue. 

And check out this article from Business Insider: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-02-08/politics/31036663_1_sexual-revolution-moral-standards-marriage

The fact that Catholics are being persecuted, and that it may get really difficult for us really terrifies me.  And yet, it also makes me really proud to be Catholic.  It strengthens my belief and my love for my Church and makes me want to stand too for the defenseless — not only the defenseless unborn but the elderly and infirm as well –even if I stand alone with my brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church. 

I believe that the end of all of this turmoil will not result in destruction of the Catholic Church, which is not in a building, but is in our hearts and souls.  Instead I think that through this trial the Catholic church will grow and flourish exponentially, increasing the number of true believers who will do what it takes to follow Christ and care for all people, even, and perhaps especially, those whom this world wants to throw away.