Monday, March 30, 2009

We Remember Terri


Four years ago today Terri Schiavo died. By the order of Judge George W. Greer, Terri died a slow barbaric death by starvation and dehydration over a period of almost two weeks. We have been posting stories of the events that occurred on each of those days not only in respect for Terri's memory, but a reminder that in this moment countless people are suffering slow, agonizing deaths in hospice, nursing homes, and hospitals in America and around the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Abortion/Breast Cancer Link

My mom just sent this e-mail out and Jill Stanek posted it on her website.

As I walked into Jewel today, I was approached by a women soliciting donations for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. I took a brochure and when leaving spoke to her about how this company, along with the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, denies the link between abortion and breast cancer. In addition to that, Komen gives monies directly to Planned Parenthood. I explained in a simple way, how abortion causes breast cancer: When a women has her monthly cycle, her breasts fill with a cancer causing toxin (estrogen). When she becomes pregnant, her cycle stops for the 9-month period. That in itself has always been an indisputable key factor to lowering breast cancer. The earlier a woman completes a full-term pregnancy, the better, and the more children, the better. Breastfeeding also helps stave off breast cancer.
But in addition, when a pregnancy is suddenly aborted, breasts that were preparing to nourish a baby are left with more undifferentiated, i.e., cancer-vulnerable cells, than before she was pregnant. The fact is, abortion can increase a woman's risk factor up to 260%!

As I was explaining this to the ill-informed volunteer, a woman and a man separately walked up with donations. I started explaining the ABC risk to them when the Avon rep rudely told me to leave. The man kept his money and walked out with me and thanked me!I realized I should complain to the store manager, so I did. The lady at the counter thanked me for the info and called the manager. I told them if the Avon campaigner was not removed, I was going home to get my 6-ft. picture of an aborted baby and coming back!Well, the manager said, he didn't think that was necessary. Still, I left for my sign, but when I got back to the store, the Avon rep was gone, praise God!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Madonna of the Rock

As the Holy Family was fleeing Herod, they happened to stumble upon a cave belonging to a thief and his family. The robber and his wife had an infant son the same age as Jesus. Sadly, the baby had leprosy. The Blessed Mother took pit on the poor child and his mother. In gratitude for the shelter and food the robber's family had provided, She, through Jesus, performed a miracle.

Our Lady told the mother to place her son in the bath water that had been used to wash the Christ Child. As soon as the robbers son was bathed in the water, his skin was completely restored and renewed.

Many years passed, the two boys grew to manhood. The cured boy grew into the trade of his father and became a thief. One fateful and terrible day the two men met again, this time not in a cave, but on a hill. The leprous baby boy was now the thief who hung on the cross at the right side of Jesus and said, "Lord, remember me when Thou dost enter into Thy Kingdom". Jesus' Mother's kind deed of long ago had won the thief the grace of faith and repentance.

[H/T:Patricia] Seton Press Homeschool

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pro-Lifer's First Amendment Rights Violated

Update: Thomas More Society Promises Vigorous Defense of Peaceful Protestor

Peaceful picketer, Randy M., was arrested Saturday morning at the Planned Parenthood mega-abortion facility in Aurora, Illinois, based on the bogus charge by a Planned Parenthood employee that Randy was engaged in "disorderly conduct."Mind you that Randy was on the public sidewalk, over 50 feet from Planned Parenthood's mega-abortion facility, peacefully preaching to the workers who were entering the building.Thomas More Society is currently suing the City of Aurora in Federal Court in Chicago and this violation of Randy's First Amendment rights may be added to the suit. In any event, TMS attorneys will defend Randy vigorously - and will fight this frivolous charge as far as necessary to secure justice for him and pro-life advocates like him.

Here is my Mom's perspective:

Thank you so much for your prayers and concern! Maybe you can tell in the video, I was not clear, and still am not, clear on what the charges are/were for Randy's arrest. Randy told me to call for help. (which I did, running and crying hysterically to my car) After an hour of holding Randy in the police car, which they moved to the Planned Parenthood parking lot sanctuary, where we are never allowed to go, then frisked him and took him and transferred him to a paddy wagon and took him to the station. (Dolores did a great job videotaping and asking why Randy was being arrested!) She is lucky they didn't confiscate her camera like a cop threatened to at the last rally! - That cop told us it was against an ESE dropping law and that he'd arrest her!

Anyway, Dolores and me followed the paddy wagon and after consulting Ann Scheidler at Pro-life Action and Tom Brechja sp? of St. Thomas More Law, I posted bail for Randy, $75.00.

So when I called the Bail desk and asked officer Jenkins what the charges were, she said she could not tell me but that Randy would when he got out.
Randy was not allowed to make a phone call either!

Randy came out and said he was 'Happy to be deemed worthy by God to suffer for Him' in the next breath, he said, not that he had suffered any great pains.' Humble Randy!!!

Eric showed up at the station and did a little interview and took Randy back to the abortion mill where Sylvia was holding his sign for him!
(I had a prior commitment) I hope they had a round of applause for him.

Randy, still not clear of what the charges are/were, said that he was sighting Bible quotes about judgment to the employees, and abortionist from the sidewalk, behind the newly planted bushes at the mill as they arrived in the morning. Yes, he told then that they will be judged! Is this illegal?

The cops said that they got a call from Planned Parenthood that Randy scared one of the employees!!

Randy, our hero, who braves not only the winters cold, summers heat, but neighbors constantly harassing him, cussing, yelling, getting out to fight with him, throwing things, people putting Planned Parenthood stickers put on his car and the police never do anything for him.

Tom Brecha (sp?) of St. Thomas More Law will be representing Randy. If you can help financially at all to defend Randy, I know Tom could use your help. We have been in Tom's office when he generously allowed us pro-lifers to have lunch there during a summer 'Face the Truth Tour'. Tom Brecha is also a very humble attorney with a simple office.

Thanks again for all of your prayers ~


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Christ Our Hope, Post 100

Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research today. Here is a great video of Alan Keyes.

Sarah Palin smears her lipstick, nominates pro-abort

Juneau, AK ( -- Sarah Palin fired up pro-life advocates during the presidential campaign and has a consistent pro-life record as the governor of Alaska. However, she is earning a black mark from some pro-life advocates who are upset she placed a former Planned Parenthood board member on the state Supreme Court. Palin, on Wednesday, named Anchorage Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen as the second woman to serve on the state's highest court. Christen's application made no mention of the fact that she is a former board member of Planned Parenthood and served the pro-abortion group in the mid 1990s. nowing that information, Jim Minnery, the director of the Alaska Family Council, a pro-life group, asked Palin officials to inform her and ask her not to name Christen to the court. Minnery says he is not upset with Palin and says the fault lies with the Judicial Council for sending her no candidates that his group could really get behind. He says Palin should have had the option of selecting the best person for the job rather than being limited to the choices the Council sent her. Full story at

There goes 2012 :(

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fr. Euteneuer: "Brownback - Turncoat"

I am not a politician, I am a priest. So I would like to give my priestly perspective about the recent endorsement of Senator Sam Brownback for the candidacy of Kathleen Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services: Senator Brownback's cowardly betrayal of his Catholic faith is even more damaging than his political permission for this renegade to take office.

The situation is atrocious. An extremist abortion hack (called the most pro-abortion governor in the nation by many), who falsely calls herself "Catholic," is given the opportunity to preside over the nation's healthcare system and normalize abortion even further; this radical is then endorsed by a US senator who also calls himself "Catholic" and who, many believe, wants her job back home when she becomes the abortion queen in DC.

With pro-lifers like Senator Sam Brownback, who needs pro-aborts?

Moral theologians can work out what level of cooperation in evil the Senator's endorsement represents - he is, after all, an influential senator whose opposition, if he had given it, may very well have stopped her nomination. Yet, those of us who do not breathe the rarified air of Washington DC and who have dedicated our lives to defending the sanctity of human life understand one thing: any covenant with the abortion industry or its promoters is consent to the killing. As a convert to the Catholic Faith, Senator Brownback seems not to understand the Church's profoundly wounded heart with regard the slaughter of the innocents. The Church tells us never to participate in that slaughter, no matter what the cost; we do not give aid and comfort to the enemies of human life, we do not stand by while the innocent are being dragged off to a violent murder, and under no circumstances do we endorse the political aspirations of their executioners. Politicians who sell the lives of babies for political gains are the worst kind of turncoats.

Yet, this Catholic Senator's decision constitutes, I think, a watershed moment for all of us who want to see an end to the immoral industry of baby-killing in our country. We will never be served by the compromise of our principles in any form. Catholicism is the solution to this culture of death. If only Catholics ourselves would fully live up to our doctrine and put it into practice, there would be no "Tiller the Killer"s in Kansas, no partial birth abortions, no immoral sex education in the schools or Planned Parenthoods dominating our public life. Self-described "Catholics" like Brownback (in politics), Doug Kmiec (in academia), Hannity, Matthews and O'Reilly (in media) and others are not the solution to the problem - they are enablers of the problem. Despite their high-sounding lip service to the culture of life, they are compromisers. They will never end abortion because they don't want to end abortion.

I have often said that false Catholics, whether they be Cardinals, politicians or janitors, are the ones who have the most to account for on the Day of Judgment when they will have to account for ignoring Christ in His "least brethren," the unborn. Whether through advocacy of the evil (like Sebelius) or negligence in stopping it (like Brownback), they have blood on their hands. They've been given everything the Church has to offer: the teaching, the sacraments, the example of the saints and the grace to stand against Satan and all his works and all his empty promises. In other words, they know better, and the Biblical warning applies to them: "To whom much has been given, much will be required." Cowards and turncoats beware.


Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International

Brownback backs Sebelius for HHS

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ember Days

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are Ember Days! On these days, we are to thank and ask God for mercy and peace as our (weather) seasons change. However, in the Spirit of Vatican II, most of the Church ignores the traditional calender and this beautiful traditions. During Ember Days we pray and fast - which might be easy to do during lent!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Oh my Josh!

"It was the first political event I've ever been a part of that I've ever been so proud to be a part of," - Josh Groban quoted by OK magazine after singing for President Obama's inaugural celebration.

Warning, you'll probably want to fast after reading this post too.

He was also involved in the highly liberal organization, Rock the Vote, which encourages illinformed young people to vote.

I found out about Groban's political views while watching these two videos here and here.

I for one, am starting a boycott. I put away his Cd -with my mom's already buried Bruce Springsteen CD, so I won't be tempted to buy any more of his music with my money....which would end up in some liberal's organization's pocket until he has a conversion.