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Feb 18

Gay “Catholics” get Vatican VIP treatment.

While the faithful get Burked.

Reuters reports that a prominent American “Catholic” gay rights group was given VIP treatment for the first time at an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, a move members saw as a sign of change in the Roman Catholic Church.

“This is a sign of movement that’s due to the Francis effect,” said Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights in the 1.2 billion-member Church.

“Francis effect,” huh.

Coming next week:  Francis welcomes Planned Parenthood?

Musloid dogs on one side; wolves in shepherd’s clothing on the other.

Jesus, help us.

Feb 17

Joe Biden and the hostile workplace environment.

Biden going all ISIS, loosing his head.

Or, at least thinking with the wrong one.

Vice President Joe Biden clearly takes a hands on approach when it comes to his day job.

Tuesday, at Defense Sec. Ash Carter‘s swearing-in ceremony, Biden got all touchy feely with Carter’s wife, Stephanie. From the pictures, it looks like he’s whispering sweet nothings into her right ear. He’s also getting a good whiff of her shampoo.

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“I knew I should have checked the sex offender registry before coming here.”

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“If he doesn’t get his hands off me in 10 seconds, I’m gonna make him a soprano.”

 

The Daily Caller reminds us that this is not the first time Old Smokin’ Joe has gotten all touchy feely:

In December, 2013, Biden grabbed the waist of The Hill’s White House reporter Amie Parnes at a White House holiday party. As she appeared to protect her underboob, he veered dangerously close to her abdomen. The picture quickly went viral.

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Indeed, the most transparent and dignified Administration in history.

 

Feb 13

Surrogate Mother left holding the baby

Gee, I would have thought surrogacy would be trouble free.

Let’s see.

  • Black woman wants to have a baby.  Well, sort of.  So she gets an anonymous black woman to donate her eggs.  Check.
  • Black husband provides his “genetic material”.  Check.
  • Rent a white woman’s uterus.  Check.
  • Get divorced.  Check.
  • Baby born with a medical condition.  Check.

What could go wrong?

I remember picketing abortion clinics and the purple-haired, pierced-lipped, gender-uncertain proaborts (but then I repeat myself) chanting that women were not incubators.  Hmmm.

New York News

 

 

Jan 21

Punching the Pontiff in the Proboscis?

The Pope’s expecting me.

Assuming the quotes are accurate, Pope Francis I (in the wake of the Musloids doing what Musloids do in France, this time):

Pope Francis, who is currently on a week-long tour to Asia, said on Thursday that there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults someone’s faith and religion, according to media reports. The pope’s comments, made on board the papal plane en route to the Philippines from Sri Lanka, were reportedly made in response to a question about freedom of speech and religion.

“You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others,” Francis reportedly said, adding that while freedom of religion and freedom of expression are both fundamental human rights, there are limits to freedom of expression. “If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch,” Francis said, throwing a mock punch toward his assistant standing beside him. “It’s normal.”

More recently, the Pontiff said, appearing to back track slightly on the above statement:

In theory, it may be said that the Gospel says we must turn the other cheek. In theory, we can say that we have the freedom to express ourselves, and this is important. In theory we are all in agreement, but we are human, and so there is prudence, which is a virtue in human coexistence. I cannot continually provoke or insult someone, because I would risk angering them, I risk receiving a reaction that is not right, not right. But it is human. Therefore, I say that the freedom of expression must take into consideration the reality of humanity, and for this reason I say that we must be prudent. This means we must be polite and prudent, as prudence is the virtue that regulates human relations.

In the same discussion he also touched on the well-recognized scourge facing the Catholic Church – that of irresponsible Catholics who are not contracepting and otherwise acting – in his words – “like rabbits”:

I think that three is the number of children per family that the experts say is correct to maintain the population, three per couple. When there are fewer than this, there is the other extreme, which we see in Italy where I have heard – I do not know if it is true – that from 2024 there will not be the money to pay pensioners. The key phrase to answer this question is the one that the Church has always used: responsible parenthood. How does one do this? Through dialogue. Every person, accompanied by their pastor, must find out how to achieve responsible parenthood. … Some believe that – excuse the expression – to be good Catholics we must be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood. This is clear, and for this reason in the Church here are matrimonial groups, experts in this. I know of many, many legitimate ways to achieve this. … On the other hand, for the poorest people, a child is a treasure. It is true, we must also be careful here. But for them, a child is a treasure. God knows how to help them. Perhaps some are not careful in this respect, it is true. Parenthood must be responsible. But look also at the generosity of those fathers and mothers who see every child as a treasure.

So this leads me to one observation and one question:

First, the observation. “In theory, it may be said that the Gospel says we must turn the other cheek.” Umm. Excuse me there, Holy Father, but if you check just an eensy teensy little bit, you might notice that right there in the middle of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:39) it is not just there “in theory” and it is not “may be said”.

The Beatitudes are not some e=mc² of salvation, that everyone says but no one can really understand.  And since the point of your comment is directed toward your view that “we must be be polite and prudent . . . .” it seems that those, too, are merely “in theory” as you immediately segued from freedom of expression to analogizing faithful Catholics with good old Lepus curpaeums.

Which brings me to my question.  Given that your comments are impolite, imprudent, and contrary to your admonition that “You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others,” can I come to the Vatican and give you a punch?

It is after all, as you say, normal.

Cordially,
Brer Rabbit.

Jun 24

How to order at a Malaysian Drive-Thru

So Christians can’t say “Allah”, huh?

“Allah have a double bacon cheeseburger and a hot dog.”

Jun 17

How bad is it when you miss Saddam Hussein?

To be clear, I don’t mean the other Hussein.

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Jun 16

musloids are murderous thugs.

Time to move?

Just sampling some of today’s headlines, it seems like it’s time to move. While “getting away from it all” is just a fringe benefit, I think it’s time to increase my line of sight.

Islamists execute less enthusiastic islamists.

Islamists execute Christians.

Islamists around the world act like . . . well . . . islamists.

Note to islamists and musloids: Jihad works both way, baby.

Meanwhile, Hussein expresses his concern upon hearing the breaking news . . . by apparently breaking wind:

 

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That wasn’t me. It was Bush’s fault.

Whether in response to the executive flatulence or the swelling musloid hostility, Lurch keeps things in perspective for us.

 

 

Apr 14

And the Kermit Gosnell Award goes to . . .

Woman, 39, allegedly gave birth, then killed the infants and put their bodies in a garage.

Pleasant Grove police made a grisly discovery Saturday: seven dead infants, six of them in cardboard boxes.  Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of six counts of murder.

Police believe she gave birth to the babies then killed them over the past decade, according to a police news release.

On Saturday, police responded to a call from Huntsman’s ex-husband about a dead infant found inside a Pleasant Grove home that Huntsman lived in until 2011. Officers arrived and found the body of a newborn infant, who appeared to be full term, according to the release.

Police obtained a search warrant for the home and found six more babies packaged in separate cardboard boxes inside the garage, said police Capt. Michael Roberts.

Investigators learned that Huntsman allegedly gave birth to the infants, then killed them, over a 10 year period, the release adds. Her ex-husband is believed to be the father, but investigators are still working on DNA tests, Roberts said.

While the mainstream media largely ignored Gosnell’s crimes, Ms. Huntsman has not enjoyed the same sub-radar existence.

Her winning this award was a snip, I mean, snap.

Apr 05

He ain’t weeping anymore.

But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge,

searcher of mind and heart,

Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,

for to you I have entrusted my cause!

Jeremiah 11:20

One of the biggest challenges of the Christian life is to keep our eyes on the big picture. We get caught up – indeed overwhelmed – by our various crises de jour be it family, financial, vocational. As important as our God-given obligations are, we are also reminded again and again and again to realize that we are only here for a moment. “In all you do, remember the end of your life, and then you will never sin.” (Sirach 7:36).

The prophet Jeremiah is referred to as “The Weeping Prophet.” He was called by God to speak to the Jews. For more than a quarter century he did that. He obeyed even though God told him that no one would listen to him. (How would you like to be a salesman for a living and KNOW that you would never make a sale!) He obeyed if though he was reviled, beaten, mistreated, and just all around humiliated.

Faithful followers of Jesus around the world are getting a taste of this growing persecution. Run afoul of the Sodomite mafia, display a small cross around an unwashed muslim crowd, serve the global Church, or refuse to participate in the intrinsically evil Obamacare and find out. (Yet the majority of those named after Christ won’t even disconnect their cable!)

Our Lord knew our sufferings for His sake before the foundations of the world. He also shares in them as in our sufferings we have a share of His. The millions who have suffered for righteousness sake bear witness to the truth of Eternal Life.

But there is a corollary that is also overlooked in modernity: Eternal Death. Hell. Sin has fallen from the English Lexicon (except, perhaps, when some democrat is referring to some republican). It is the loss of the notion of Hell – Eternal Death – that inevitably, unavoidably leads to the demise of civilization. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI noted the reality of this Eternal Death:

When one is not aware of the judgment of God, when one does not recognize the possibility of hell, of the radical and definitive failure of life, then one does not recognize the possibility and necessity for purification. Then man does not work well on behalf of the world, because in the end he loses his bearings, he no longer knows himself, not knowing God, and destroys the world. All of the great ideologies have promised: We will take things in hand, we will no longer overlook the world, we will create the new, just, correct, fraternal world. Instead, they destroyed the world. We see this with Nazism, and we also see it with communism, which promised to build the world the way it was supposed to have been, and instead destroyed the world.

Today we are used to thinking: what is sin? God is great, he understands us, so sin does not count, in the end God will be good toward all. It’s a nice hope. But there is justice, and there is real blame. Those who have destroyed man and the earth cannot sit immediately at the table of God, together with their victims.

We have the same imperative mission that Jeremiah. Urgency should grip our hearts for our friends, family, neighbors, and nation. And ourselves. We should press on to the prize of the high calling in Jesus, declaring the love of Heaven; the despair of Hell.

Like Jeremiah, to God we should entrust our cause. And celebrate both His mercy and His vengeance.

Apr 04

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.

And this is the false argument they use, ‘Our life is short and dreary, there is no remedy when our end comes, no one is known to have come back from Hades. Let us lay traps for the upright man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our sins against the Law, and accuses us of sins against our upbringing.

He claims to have knowledge of God, and calls himself a child of the Lord. We see him as a reproof to our way of thinking, the very sight of him weighs our spirits down; for his kind of life is not like other people’s, and his ways are quite different.

In his opinion we are counterfeit; he avoids our ways as he would filth; he proclaims the final end of the upright as blessed and boasts of having God for his father.  Let us see if what he says is true, and test him to see what sort of end he will have.  For if the upright man is God’s son, God will help him and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies.

Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his patience to the test.  Let us condemn him to a shameful death since God will rescue him — or so he claims.’

This is the way they reason, but they are misled, since their malice makes them blind.  They do not know the hidden things of God, they do not hope for the reward of holiness, they do not believe in a reward for blameless souls.

Wisdom 2:1, 12-22

It’s kind of amazing that we can look at words written thousands of years ago and feel like they could have been written this afternoon.

Not only does the world seem to be in the grip of the dark forces of Sodomites and the political system – and pseudo-religion – of Islam (to name a couple), but anyone who makes a peep expressing a Christian sentiment is vilified.

On Friday, March 28, in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood supporters attacked the Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, including by opening fire on it and setting parked cars aflame. Four people died. One of the slain, a young Coptic woman, was savagely mauled and molested before being murdered—simply because her cross identified her as a Christian to the Brotherhood rioters (taxonomically known as minus infesta vermis canis). The murdered woman, Mary Sameh George, was parking by the church to deliver medicine to a sickly, elderly woman.

On the enlightened side of the pond, the Brendan Eich, CEO of Mozilla (Slogan: Your web, the way you like it.) was forced from his position because something as prestigious as a dating site (OKCupid; Slogan: Never leave you buddy’s behind.) called for a boycott of Mozilla. Mr. Eich’s “crime” was that he gave a thousand bucks of his own money to support California’s Proposition 8, which won in the statewide popular vote, by the way.

As today’s Old Testament reading shows, there’s nothing new under the sun. The workers of darkness are not content to engage in their sin and tolerate those with whom they disagree. It is the mere existence of Christianity – and I suggest, especially the Catholic Church – that annoys and enrages the enemies of God:

Let us lay traps for the upright man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our sins against the Law, and accuses us of sins against our upbringing.

Feeding the beast only makes it hungrier. Fear is not an option. Fear is a snare. “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25. Is Mary Sameh George safe? Safer than anyone reading this.

While I don’t pretend to know the details (I’m in sales, not management), I do know that the Lord hears and rescues the upright. I know that to the wicked evil brings death and those that hate the upright will pay the penalty (Psalm 34).

I also know we’re in good company. In today’s Gospel (John 7) we Jesus restricted in his ability to travel “because the Jews were seeking to kill him.” Yet the people marveled as he spoke openly (“Can it be true the authorities have recognized that he is the Christ?”). Jesus knew – what we all should embrace – that the safest place on the planet is doing the will of God. “They wanted to arrest him then, but because his hour had not yet come no one laid a hand on him.

We are called to courage and obedience. We all know “our hour” will come. Until it does, no one can touch us. When it does, no one can save us.

What do you want to be doing when your hour comes?

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