Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pro-death Obama's First 100 Days


Washington, DC -- Barack Obama marks his first 100 days in the White House today and his record is replete with aggressive promotion of abortion and attacks on pro-life advocates. Obama has used tax dollars to pay for abortion and embryonic stem cell research and stacked his administration with abortion advocates.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

300,000 Petition Signatures Delivered to Notre Dame Board, Fr. Jenkins


Copies Are Being Rushed to Rome, Papal Nuncio, USCCB and ND Bishop John D’Arcy

Manassas, Va. – Today, April 29, 2009, the first 300,000 names of individuals who signed the petition at NotreDameScandal.com — opposing the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Barack Obama at commencement — are being delivered to Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows as they prepare for scheduled meetings on Friday, May 1, at Notre Dame.

As of this morning, more than 344,000 people have signed the petition, but because of the overwhelming numbers it took The Cardinal Newman Society more than 24 hours to prepare the data and print more than 64,000 sheets of paper, double sided, which were then bound in notebooks and sent via FedEx to Father Jenkins and individual members of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees and Board of Fellows.

Copies of the petitions are also being rushed by The Cardinal Newman Society, which sponsored the petition, to Archbishop Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education; Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican ambassador) to the United States; Francis Cardinal George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); Bishop John D’Arcy, of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who presides over Notre Dame; and Bishop Robert McManus, Chairman of the USCCB Education Committee.

Senate Approves Pro-Abortion Obama HHS Nominee Kathleen Sebelius

Washington, DC -- The Senate voted on a lopsided 2-1 margin in favor of pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to become the next Health Secretary. Pro-life groups had opposed her nomination because of her lengthy pro-abortion record voting pro-life bills and her close connection with late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller.

Senators voted 65 to 31 on Tuesday to confirm Sebelius as the secretary of Health and Human Services, approving yet another of President Barack Obama's pro-abortion nominees.

Full story and vote tally here.

St. Catherine of Siena


Today is the feast of my Confirmation saint, St. Catherine of Siena, Caterina di Giacomo di Benicasa (1347 - 1380). As a mystic, activist, reformer, contemplative, and Doctor of the Church, she is one of the most prominent figures in Christian history.

Catherine, the youngest of twenty-five children, was born in Siena on March 25, 1347. During her youth she had to contend with great difficulties on the part of her parents. They were planning marriage for their favorite daughter; but Catherine, who at the age of seven had already taken a vow of virginity, refused. To break her resistance, her beautiful golden brown tresses were shorn to the very skin and she was forced to do the most menial tasks. Undone by her patience, her mother and father finally relented and their child entered the Third Order of St. Dominic -- a lay order.

Catherine managed a large household of followers, all of whom called her "Mama". She served as spiritual director to royalty and religious. She lived in poverty and fasted severely (living only on the Eucharist) but always seeing to it that her friends were well fed. She prayed for several hours at a time and often went into ecstasy. She routinely cared for the sick in hospitals and visited those in prisons. Even the most hardened criminals embraced the faith when she visited them. She read the thoughts and knew the temptations of her companions, even at long distances. She saw people's secret sins and confronted these people, urging them to repent. She touched hearts so effectively that the Friars Preachers had to assign three priests to handle the confessions of her penitents.

As time went on, her influence reached out to secular and ecclesiastical matters. She made peace between worldly princes. The heads of Church and State bowed to her words. She weaned Italy away from an anti-pope, and made cardinals and princes promise allegiance to the rightful pontiff. She fought hard to defend the liberty and rights of the Popes and did much for the renewal of religious life. She also dictated books full of sound doctrine and spiritual inspiration. She died on April 29, 1380. In 1970, Pope Paul VI declared her a Doctor of the Church.

For More biographical information see Catholic Encyclopedia, Women for Faith and Family, and Catholic Culture.

Patronage

Against fire; bodily ills; Europe; fire prevention; firefighters; illness; Italy; miscarriages; nurses; nursing services; people ridiculed for their piety; sexual temptation; sick people; sickness; Siena, Italy; temptations.

A Few of my favorite quotes from St. Catherine of Siena

"Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders."

"Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man,God does nothing without this goal in mind."

"Merit consists in the virtue of love alone, flavored with the light of true discretion without which the soul is worth nothing."

"Strange that so much suffering is caused because of the misunderstandings of God's true nature. God's heart is more gentle than the Virgin's first kiss upon the Christ. And God's forgiveness to all, to any thought or act, is more certain than our own being."

Here is an excerpt from The Dialogue (Catherine's dialogue with God in which God is speaking to her) which is just beautiful!

Prayer

Holy Spirit, come into my heart, by your power I journey to You, God, and grant me charity with fear. Protect me, o Christ, from every evil thought, warm me with Your sweet love, so that each burden seems light to me. My holy Father and my sweet Lord, help me always in all my endeavors, Christ love, Christ love.

~Composed and written by St. Catherine at Rocca d'Orcia in 1377, after miraculously having learned to write.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Notre Dame Denied $8.2 Million In Donor Protest

Get the full story at Zenit.

Check out all the Notre Dame Shame news at American Papist on one page. (H/T: Wisconsin Catholic)

Let the prayers continue for Fr. Jenkins and this controversy.

Mary Ann Glendon refuses to accept Laetare Medal from Notre Dame

Less than a month before Notre Dame's Commencement, the former Vatican ambassador Mary Ann Glendon has written President Jenkins to refuse the university's Laetare Medal, rebuffing his claim that her acceptance speech would somehow "balance" the event.

Mary Ann Glendon, a pro-life feminist and Harvard professor, today released an open letter to Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, in which she told Jenkins that she could not speak alongside President Obama at the May 17th Commencement exercises.

In her letter, Glendon related that she was initially "profoundly moved" at the news that she would receive Notre Dame's coveted Laetare Medal. After hearing the news, she said she quickly began crafting an acceptance speech that she "hoped would be worthy of the occasion."

In March, Glendon said that she received a phone call from Fr. Jenkins informing her that she would not be giving the commencement speech, but that instead President Obama would fill that role. Upon learning of the change of plans, Gledon said that a "task that once seemed so delightful" had now been "complicated by a number of factors."

The first factor Glendon mentioned was her work as a "longtime consultant" to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which caused her to become "dismayed" that Notre Dame "planned to award the president an honorary degree." This action, she said, would "disregard" the U.S. Bishop's "Catholic's in Political Life" document.

Glendon also rebuffed the idea that the teaching "seeks to control or interfere" with a Catholic institution's "freedom to invite and engaged in serious debate whomever it wishes."

The former Vatican ambassador also took exception to Fr. Jenkin's "talking point" that awarding the Laetare Medal to her would "balance the event." Click here to read the entire post.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request


Please pray for Catholic writer and blogger Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle and her son. Here is her request:

Please pray for my son who was just beat up by a gang of 8 or ten men outside his college dorm. He was protecting a friend who they were beating up and they said they were going to kill my son! He says he is doing okay. More later but putting out a urgent request for prayer. God bless and love, Donna

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Book Plans

I will be taking a few days or so off from blogging in order to work on my book. I thought I could do both, but my body is telling me it needs time to eat and sleep.

In the event that some dramatic event does occur, I will post on it.

In the meantime, I bid you adieu for a very short time. See you soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sebelius Vetoes Late-term Abortion Regulations

Late-term abortionist George Tiller's Governor Kathleen Sebelius -- the Obama's appointee for Health and Human Services Secretary today vetoed a bill that would have required abortionists to report the specific reasons for post-viability abortions, reinforcing her reputation as a pro-abortion extremist.

Here is what she vetoed today as specified by Kansans for Life.

HB218 increases physician accountability. It:

1) clarifies late-term abortion medical diagnoses be reported instead of phony answers;

• must report medical method used to arrive at fetal gestational age,

• amplifies description of medical diagnosis required on state medical board form,

• gives the state medical board additional rule-making authority needed for reporting,

• allows lawsuits for intentional physician misreporting,

• gives prosecutorial authority to AG or DA where constituent criminal acts occurred.

2) requires, not permits, state medical board to revoke license for late-term conviction;

• revocation can still can be overridden by 2/3 state medical board members.

3) helps women be better protected from unneeded abortions approved by physicians working for the abortionist [exemplified by the illicit collaboration that the state Board of Healing Arts, March 27, asserted about George Tiller, in their current pursuit to revoke his medical license]:

• requires that woman receive written diagnosis of medical condition 30 minutes before abortion,

• State medical board report will add name of second referring doctor and sworn statement from both doctors that they aren't affiliated,

• woman and spouse (or parent/guardian for minor) may sue for criminal late-term abortion.

Operation Rescue reports: Sebelius’ veto will benefit only one abortionist in the state, and that is her political benefactor George Tiller. The bill would have required him to give the specific diagnosis used to justify a post-viability abortion. Kansas law requires that such abortions can only be done if the continuation of the pregnancy will result in “substantial and irreversible impairment to a major bodily function” of the pregnant woman.


Here are some comments with Mary Kay Culp, Executive Director of Kansans for Life, about this veto:

Health Nominee Veto Sickening

If this confirmation goes forward, George Tiller will have a friend, not only in the highest office in Kansas as he likes to brag, but heading the highest health office in the land, and knowing what we know, we think that ought to make every American sick.

Governor Sebelius, like her friend Napolitano, is extremely liberal, but especially so on late-term abortion, end of life issues and cloning.

As always her reasons sound high-minded, but are in fact empty claims. This bill was thoughtfully drafted as a mirror image of the federal ban upheld in the April 2007 U.S. Supreme Court/Gonzales v Carhart/ decision. Sebelius reference to the 1997 Sixth circuit decision is outdated, and the "brain-suction" law examined by that appeals court was not nearly as clear as Hsub 218. What she did today is sickening. It's a slap in the face to Kansas lawmakers, and also now to many U.S. Senators, and indeed to the country as a whole.

The fact that we are not surprised is borne out by the fact that the 24 page newsletter being received by our members' across the state today (and already posted on our web site www.kfl.org), is mostly devoted to the possible veto, and action steps to urge legislators to override it.

Abortion Adoption: Rising Above the Pain of Abortion

Fox News shares a true, inspirational story about one couples way of dealing with the tragedy of abortion:

A California man has signed papers to symbolically "adopt" and give his last name to his wife's two aborted fetuses.

Stan Musil said he filed the posthumous "adoption" on Monday as a way to support his wife, Lisa, and help her heal from the pain of having those abortions, Lisa Musil told FOXNews.com.

"He told me 'I love you and you are a part of me. Your babies are a part of you, and so that makes them a part of me also,'" she said.

Musil, now 45, had her first abortion at 19 because she was too frightened to admit her pregnancy to anyone — including her then live-in boyfriend, the Assist News Service reported.

But terminating the pregnancy caused her so much pain that she tried to cover it with "drugs, alcohol, partying and a promiscuous lifestyle," she told radio host Rich Buhler in an interview with KBRT AM-740.

That lifestyle led to her second pregnancy — and subsequent abortion — just before she was due to serve a jail sentence for a drunken driving conviction, ANS reported.

"The world tells me that it was only a blob of tissue, but my heart tells me otherwise," Musil told FOXNews.com by e-mail. "The grief often times was more than I could bear."

To try to cope with that pain, Lisa Musil turned her efforts to honoring those who have gone through abortions.

"It’s been a desire of mine to establish a memorial where post-abortive women can go to have the names of their aborted children engraved to honor their remembrance," she said. "As this is coming to fruition, I was wondering what last name I would put on this memorial, and my sweet husband asked if we could find some way he could legally adopt my babies and then they could take his name." Click here to read more.

H/T: ALL

Fr. Frank Pavone presents practical response to Notre Dame Scandal

Pro-Life Congressmen Confront Hillary on Her Radical Abortion Views

Watch Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey give Hillary Clinton a lecture here:



Congressman Jeff Fortenberry dialogues with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on foreign policy.



Related Posts:

CNA: Secretary Clinton confirms U.S. thinks abortion access is ‘reproductive health’

Inside Catholic: Clinton confirms reproductive health includes abortion

The Pro-Choice Lie



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40 Hour Devotion and Eucharistic Procession to Be Held at Notre Dame

A 40 hour devotion and a Eucharistic Procession are scheduled at the University of Notre Dame. On Sunday April 26th, 2009 the University of Notre Dame will hold the Eucharistic Procession.

Children of Mary is organizing a 40 Hour Devotion leading up to the Eucharistic Procession. Eucharistic Adoration will be held for 40 hours before the Procession


According to an announcement for the procession, the group will pray for the following intentions:

A greater respect for and protection of human life, from conception to natural death.

An increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, especially in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

For blessings upon the students, faculty, administration, and staff of Holy Cross College, Saint Mary's College, and the University of Notre Dame.

~ Via http://www.notredameprocession.com/

I will be uniting my prayers with theirs and will also be praying that the Holy Spirit enlighten Fr. Jenkins and guide him in following God's will, and bless him with abundant virtues, especially humility, obedience, charity, and all that he needs to be a holy priest, faithful to the vows he has taken, to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and to the Magisterium of the Church.

Sister Act: The Real Story


There’s one more actor in the famed Murray clan that begat Oscar-nominated Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray: Their sister, Dominican Sister Nancy Murray, who does a one-woman show on St. Catherine of Siena.

Barbara Beckwith at St. Anthony Messenger tells the story of this talented actor in St. Catherine of Siena: A Feisty Role for Sister Nancy Murray. This is fascinating reading guaranteed to brighten your day and enlighten your mind.

Saint George

Today's saint of the day is St. George. St George is honored in the Catholic Church as one of the most illustrious martyrs of Christ. The Greeks have long distinguished him by the title of The Great Martyr, and keep his festival a holiday of obligation. However, very little is known about the life and martyrdom of any of the Early Christian martyrs and Saint George is no exception. It is certain that he lived during the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian. He is reputed to have come from Cappadocia, and reached the rank of Tribune in the Roman army.

Several stories have been attached to Saint George, the best known of which is the Golden Legend. In it, a dragon lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Whole armies had gone up against this fierce creature, and had gone down in painful defeat. The monster ate two sheep each day; when mutton was scarce, lots were drawn in local villages, and maidens were substituted for sheep. Into this country came Saint George. Hearing the story on a day when a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against the serpent, and killed it with a single blow with his lance. George then held forth with a magnificent sermon, and converted the locals. Given a large reward by the king, George distributed it to the poor, then rode away.

Due to his chivalrous behavior (protecting women, fighting evil, dependence on faith and might of arms, generosity to the poor), devotion to Saint George became popular in the Europe after the 10th century. In the 15th century his feast day was as popular and important as Christmas. Many of his areas of patronage have to do with life as a knight on horseback. The celebrated Knights of the Garter are actually Knights of the Order of Saint George. The shrine built for his relics at Lydda, Palestine was a popular point of pilgrimage for centuries. He is one
of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He was tortured and beheaded c.304 at Lydda, Palestine.

Patronage: Aragon; agricultural workers; archers; armourers; Beirut; Lebanon; Boy Scouts; butchers; Canada; Cappadocia; Catalonia; cavalry; chivalry; Constantinople; Crusaders; England; equestrians; farmers; Ferrara Italy; field hands; field workers; Genoa, Italy; Georgia; Germany; Gozo; Greece; herpes; horsemen; horses; husbandmen; Istanbul; knights; lepers; leprosy; Lithuania; Malta; Moscow; Order of the Garter; Palestine; Palestinian Christians; plague; Portugal; riders; saddle makers; saddlers; skin diseases; skin rashes; soldiers; syphilis; Teutonic Knights; Venice.

He is also the patron of England and of Scouting.

Symbols: Armor; buckler; dragon.

For more information on St. George, see the
Catholic encylopedia.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bishop Finn: Culture of Life Quote of the Day


"As I speak a word of encouragement today I also want to tell you soberly, dear friends, 'We are at war!'"

"The 'battle between believers,' who claim a certain 'common ground' with us, while at the same time, they attack the most fundamental tenets of the Church's teachings, or disavow the natural law - this opposition is one of the most discouraging, confusing, and dangerous."

"Occasionally we still hear an elected official speak of his or her personal opposition to abortion, while they support the legal right to an abortion."

"We should be very clear: Such a person places him or herself completely OUTSIDE the moral framework, the moral imperative of Evangelium Vitae and other Church teaching on these issues. ... They have abandoned their place in the citizenship of the Church. Quite simply
they have become warriors for death rather than life."

~Bishop Robert Finn of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph speaking at the 2009 Gospel of Life Convention on Saturday.

Fr. Jenkins: Culture of Death Quote of the Day


Fr. Jenkins welcomes the Abortion President to Notre Dame

"We are very proud and honored to welcome the first African-American President of the United States in a few weeks as our commencement speaker...This is a tremendous event for us. We're tremendously proud. President Obama clearly could have chosen any university in the country to give a commencement address, and they would have been just delighted to have him, but he's coming to Notre Dame, and we're exceptionally proud."

~ Reverend John L. Jenkins, President of Notre Dame

Read the full story here.



Saint Quote of the Day

It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world.

~ St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Breaking: FDA to Approve Morning After Pill for 17-Year-Olds

Via Fox News:

An official said the agency will announce that it is complying with a federal judge's order that overturns a Bush administration policy.

The Food and Drug Administration, reversing field, will now let 17-year-olds get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's prescription, a government health official said Wednesday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agency will announce that it is complying with a federal judge's order that overturns a Bush administration policy. The official was not authorized to speak publicly before the FDA announcement, expected later Wednesday.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ruled in a New York lawsuit that Bush administration appointees let politics, not science, drive their decision to allow over-the-counter access to these pills only for women 18 and older.
Korman ordered the agency to let 17-year-olds get the medication, and separately to evaluate whether all age restrictions should be lifted.

Now we have the situation where decisions by the FDA are not made based on science, but on what the judges decide. And, of course the Obama administration is in favor of letting our teenagers decide whether or not they want to take megadoses of hormones to abort their children. They are certainly mature enough to make decisions like this. (I'm being a little sarcastic here.)



Helpful Resources for Information on the Morning After Pill:


Church teachings and documents on the Morning After Pill

The Truth About the Morning After Pill

Judge admits he discriminated against Christian Contestant in Miss USA Contest

Openly homosexual blogger calls contestant a b-tch and a c---, defaces her photos, and gives her 0 score

Note: This post contains material that some readers might consider graphic and offensive.

I have refrained from posting on this until today because I found it so disgusting; however, now my dander is up due to recent disclosures and I have to get this out of my system. There are a lot of injustices in the world, and this one might seem minor to some people, but not to me. I am appalled and outraged by this injustice! I am tired of the mainstream media and the entertainment world forcing the homosexual lifestyle and its values upon us and then expecting us to sit back and tolerate their abuse. I must contradict His Majesty, Barack Obama, and say that we are a Christian nation and we will not tolerate discrimination nor hate speech by homosexuals for our religious beliefs. In this case, I believe that at the very minimum a sincere apology should be made and this situation rectified.

Via WorldNetDaily:

An openly homosexual blogger and judge of the Miss USA pageant has launched into a full-blown attack on Christian contestant Carrie Prejeancalling her a b-tch and a c---, as well as defacing photos of her with sexually explicit drawings – because she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

At Sunday night's pageant, Prejean was asked the one question she dreaded most, "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage; do you think every state should follow suit?"

Her answer, which suddenly has made her the center of both praise and scorn, included the words, "In my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be – between a man and a woman."

Prejean received cheers and applause, along with some boos from the audience. As other contestants watched from backstage, the room was silent.

"A lot of people were shocked," Miss Vermont told Fox News. "We were all kind of giving each other those eyes, we couldn't believe it."

But blogger and celebrity "judge" Mario Armando Lavandeira, also known by alias Perez Hilton, a self-described "queen of all media," immediately tore into Prejean in a YouTube video he made right after the contest's conclusion, calling her a "dumb b-tch" and claiming she had given "the worst answer in pageant history."

He admitted to giving Prejean a zero score.


In a follow-up interview on MSNBC, the flamboyant judge was asked if he had apologized for his reaction, but instead he added to it.

"I don't apologize," Hilton said on air. "Over the course of the past 24 hours, the more I've thought about it, the more – you know what? – No, I'm going to stand by what I said just like she's standing by what she said. And I called her the 'b' word, and hey, I was thinking the 'c' word."

Prejean, a student at San Diego Christian College, was first runner-up, primarily due to Hilton's vote.

The outraged pageant judge later displayed a photo of Prejean speaking into the microphone on his website. In place of the mic, he drew a white outline of a penis on her face.



Hilton also appeared on NBC's "Today," explaining that he demands a Miss USA winner be "politically savvy" and that even though Prejean is a Christian, he doesn't want her "talking about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, because that's offensive."

You know what? Hilton's words and his actions are extremely offensive to me, as a Christian, and constitutes hate speech and I think he needs to not only apologize to Prejean, but to all Christians for his hate speech, verbal abuse, and
discriminatory behavior.

Watch him in his first video after the event. Listen to his vicious language attacking Prejean. He's a real class act.



Here is Carrie Prejean's response to Hilton's vicious attacks.



What an inspirational woman -- I admire her greatly!

She is praying for him and I am, too.

Related Posts:

My Domestic Church: The inappropriateness of the Miss USA Pagent.

CNA: Runner-up Miss USA lost crown for 'gay marriage' response

Sebelius Vote In Full Senate Delayed - Still Time to Blast Fax Senators


STOP SEBELIUS!

Via Operation Rescue:

Washington, DC - After yesterday’s closer-than-expected vote in the Finance Committee, Sebelius’ confirmation vote before the full Senate has yet to take place. There is still time to Blast Fax your opposition to Sebelius’ nomination as Health and Human Services Secretary to every Senator using our special link:

Click here to Blast Fax your opposition to Sebelius to each senator.

Opposition is growing, and now concerns have risen that Sebelius supports a plan to deny health care to individuals who require expensive treatments. This is an offshoot of her radical pro-abortion philosophy that allows her to determine who is fit to live and who will die.

A final vote on Sebelius has yet to be scheduled, so there is still a little time to voice your opposition to this radical pro-abortion extremist. Please contact your senator today, or use our easy Blast Fax link, for a nominal charge.

I did it and you can, too! It's not too late and well worth the effort. Stop Obama's "America's Abortion Queen" today!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What to do when Mass seems boring...

I have heard this complaint by new converts as well as by cradle Catholics. Fr. Barron gives some great answers.

Vatican Announces Appointment of Bishop Robert J. Carlson as Archbishop of St. Louis


Via the St. Louis Archdiocesan website:


St. Louis, MO – At noon today in Rome (5 a.m. CDT), the Press Office of the Holy See announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, as Archbishop of St. Louis. He will serve as the 10th bishop and ninth Archbishop of St. Louis.


Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator for St. Louis, called Archbishop-elect Carlson “a very energetic, articulate, warm and gifted pastor and administrator. He thinks and works with the Church he loves, and will continue to build upon the legacy of his predecessors here in St. Louis.”


Archbishop–elect Carlson was installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw on February 24, 2005 at the direction of Pope John Paul II. A native of Minneapolis, MN, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was later ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese on January 11, 1984 and went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, SD, from 1994 to 2005.

Photos of Bishop Carlson During His First Day in St. Louis

STATEMENT OF BISHOP ROBERT HERMANN ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MOST REVEREND ROBERT J. CARLSON AS ARCHBISHOP OF ST. LOUIS

"Pope Names Saginaw's Bishop Carlson as the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis"

Biography and Curriculum Vitae in the Leadership pages of archstl.org

Thomas at American Papist tells us what we really want to know about him:

"Bp. Carlson is already a legend among Catholics in Michigan, for the following reasons.

He is a vocations magnet and cultivator par excellance, creating a culture of vocations in his diocese and supporting his candidates through their formation and education. Before he came to the diocese it had not had a vocation for four years. In the past two years Bp. Carlson has ordained eight men and there are more than 20 currently in formation."


"He is a passionate defender of life, personally hopping on the bus with the young people of his diocese to attend the March for Life in DC whenever he is able. He will not shy away from speaking out in defense of life - that's a promise."

Thanks, Thomas, for a job well done!

Prelates Join the Cause of Beatification for Archbishop Sheen


The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation has announced that twelve archbishops and bishops have joined its Episcopal Board of Advisors for the cause for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification. The foundation told CNA on Monday that the famous archbishop's cause is progressing "quite well."

The new members include Cardinal William Baum, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C; Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York City; Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles; Cardinal Adam Maida, Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.; Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston; and Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia.Other new members include Bishop of Rockford, Illinois Thomas G. Doran; Bishop of Springfield, Illinois George J. Lucas; Bishop of St. Petersburg, Florida Robert N. Lynch; Bishop of Joliet, Illinois J. Peter Sartain; and Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey Arthur J. Serratelli. Click here to read the entire story.

It was my privilege to have known Archbishop Sheen. When I was a child he would visit our parish regularly and I would often serve Mass for him. In those days, of course, the Masses were in Latin and ordinarily there was no preaching during the week — preaching was on Sunday — and then the lessons were in Latin. However, when Archbishop Sheen was at the parish during the week, the church would be standing room only. He would preach every day of the week, which was very, very unusual at the time.

Later on, in 1975, I organized a preaching seminar for the Holy Year at Catholic University, in the Hartke Theater and we had about 600 priests come to it. The two speakers I had invited were Father Avery Dulles and Archbishop Fulton Sheen and, of course, they were both spectacular. Archbishop Sheen, at that time, must have been in his 80s, but he had not changed, he looked like he always did on television and was still playing tennis everyday.

The only thing that shocked me, having not seen him since I was a child, was how short he was! But, he was a huge personality and a very important figure in the history of the United States.

No one did as much to break down prejudice against the Catholic Church as Fulton Sheen. I always say that John F. Kennedy could never have been elected president of the United States had it not been for the television program and radio programs of Archbishop Sheen.

He made thousands of converts during his life by his preaching. Of course, his main job was supporting the missions as head of the Propagation of the Faith. He did an extraordinary job at that.

Archbishop Sheen was a very holy priest, and I think that his role in the history of the Church in the United States was a very important one. It would be wonderful to see him elevated to the altars.

The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation’s web site is located at http://www.archbishopsheencause.org/.

St. Anselm of Canterbury



Today is the optional memorial of St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the Church.

St. Anselm (1033-1109) was born in Aosta, Italy, and died in Canterbuy, England. St. Anselm's services to the Church are principally the following: First, as Archbishop of Canterbury he defended the rights and liberties of the Church against the encroachments of the English kings, who plundered the Church's lands, impeded the Archbishop's communications with the Holy See, and claimed the right to invest prelates with ring and crosier, symbols of the Church's spiritual jurisdiction. Second, as a philosopher and theologian he developed a method of reasoning which prepared the way for the great thinkers of the Middle Ages. Third, he had a great devotion to Our Lady and was the first to establish the feast of the Immaculate Conception in the West.

You can find my favorite quotes, prayers, and writings of St. Anselm here.


Dr. Janet Smith: Monkeys, Contraception, and Fertility

You'll love this one!



H/T: Marcel at Aggie Catholics.

Anti-Obama Billboards purchased; to be posted near Notre Dame



Pro-Life Action League
has purchased 2 billboards (above) on IN tollroad I80/90 within 20 miles of Notre Dame to the east and west. The world will begin seeing them April 27 for 1 month. They were expensive, so PLAL would appreciate donations.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Catholic Fire Posts ~ April 14 - 20, 2009

Is Quoting Scripture a Hate Crime?

NAPOLITANO NASTINESS

Laura Ingraham, The Mainstream Media, and Tea Parties

Six More Bishops Criticize ND Over Obama Invite

Planned Parenthood of Memphis caught covering up statutory rape


St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano

Reminder: ACTION ALERT -- STOP OBAMA'S ABORTION CZAR

Waking Up at 5,000 ft. With No Parachute

Christopher West: The Playboy and the Pope

Priest Donates Kidney to Parishioner -- Priest hero story

Angelina: "Jesus, I Trust in You" -- Amazing video!

Divine Mercy Sunday

Supermodel Kathy Ireland explains why she became pro-life

Action Alert: Stop Obama's "Abortion Czar"

Are Pro-lifers Now Officially 'Right Wing' Extremists?

Updates on Notre Dame Scandal: The Battle is Heating Up

Easter Friday

Obama: Rescuing Dogs and Rending Babies

Letter reveals Sebelius received another $200,000 from Tiller

OBAMA NIXES “JESUS” AT GEORGETOWN

My Brief Interview with Sam Brownback

She Had a Dream

Happy Birthday, Holy Father!

MORE ON THE WICHITA TEA PARTY

A Look at The Wichita Tea Party

Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus

Quote of the Day: Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Ingraham on Sebelius "lowballing" donations from abortionist George Tiller

Who Can Resist The Sound of Music?

Tiller Victim Seeks Help from Sebelius

Al Gore Supports Ethical iPS Cells Over Embryonic

Powerful Pro-life Video

Catholic TV Programs will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

Easter Wednesday: The Road to Emmaus

Stop Spending our Future

Sebelius Misreported Campaign Contributions from Late-Term Abortionist George Tiller

A Fun Book Meme

Easter Tuesday: Overflowing Joy

Is Quoting Scripture a Hate Crime?


On April 22, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark-up a hate crimes bill sponsored by Rep. John Conyers. Serious questions have been raised by religious leaders about this legislation, especially as it pertains to religious pronouncements against homosexuality.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today:

“The idea of being prosecuted for reading Scripture may seem delirious, but it is just as crazy to think it couldn’t happen. Consider the facts. When this bill was being considered in 2007, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas asked Alabama Rep. Art Davis (his amendment is in the bill) the following question: ‘If a minister preaches that sexual relations outside of marriage of a man and a woman is wrong, and somebody within that congregation goes out and does an act of violence, and that person says that that minister counseled or induced him through the sermon to commit that act, are you saying under your amendment that in no way could that ever be introduced against the minister?’ Davis, who supports the bill, replied, ‘No.’

“In other words, if a deranged person hears a priest, minister or rabbi quote Leviticus 18:22, ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination,’ and he then proceeds to assault a homosexual at a gay event—telling the arresting officer he was just following through on what he heard in his house of worship—the clergyman could arguably be charged with a hate crime. The very prospect of something like this happening should be enough to make any reasonable person wonder what is going on.

“The problem in general with hate crimes legislation is that it invites the government to probe way beyond motive. And in instances like this, it trespasses on free speech and religious liberty. This is a road no defender of liberty should ever want to go down.”

NAPOLITANO NASTINESS

I reported on this craziness earlier...but now a lawsuit has been filed.




Michael Savage has filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced Thursday that it filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

The lawsuit claims that her Department’s “Rightwing Extremism Policy,” as reflected in the recently publicized Intelligence Assessment, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” violates the civil liberties of combat veterans as well as American citizens by targeting them for disfavored treatment on account of their political beliefs. Click here to read the complaint filed by the Thomas More Law Center.

Napolitano tried to blunt the public furor over the Report by a half-hearted apology to veterans, but she left out of her apology all of the other Americans her Department has targeted because of their political beliefs. In fact, officials in DHS now admit that their internal office of civil liberties objected to the language in the extremism report, but the Department issued it anyway.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center stated, “Janet Napolitano is lying to the American people when she says the Report is not based on ideology or political beliefs. In fact, her report would have the admiration of the Gestapo and any current or past dictator in the way it targets political opponents. This incompetently written intelligence assessment, which directs law enforcement officials across the country to target and report on American citizens who have the political beliefs mentioned in the report, will be used as a tool to stifle political opposition and opinions. It will give a pretext for opponents of those Americans to report them to police as rightwing extremists and terrorists. You can imagine what happens then.”

The Report specifically mentions the following political beliefs that law enforcement should use to determine whether someone is a “rightwing extremist”:

Opposes restrictions on firearms
Opposes lax immigration
Opposes the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs
Opposes continuation of free trade agreements
Opposes same-sex marriage
Has paranoia of foreign regimes
Fear of Communist regimes
Opposes one world government
Bemoans the decline of U.S. stature in the world.
Upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India
. . . and the list goes on

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the East,ern District of Michigan on behalf of nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host, Michael Savage, Gregg Cunningham (President of the pro-life organization Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc (CBR)), and Iraqi War Marine veteran Kevin Murray. The Law Center claims that Napolitano’s Department (DHS) has violated the First and Fifth Amendment Constitutional rights of these three plaintiffs by attempting to chill their free speech, expressive association, and equal protection rights. The lawsuit further claims that the Department of Homeland Security encourages law enforcement officers throughout the nation to target and report citizens to federal officials as suspicious rightwing extremists and potential terrorists because of their political beliefs.

Thompson added, “The Obama Administration has declared war on American patriots and our Constitution. The Report even admits that the Department has no specific information on any plans of violence by so-called ‘rightwing extremists.’ Rather, what they do have is the expression of political opinions by certain individuals and organizations that oppose the Obama administration’s policies, and this expression is protected speech under the First Amendment.”
The Law Center is asking the court to declare that the DHS policy violates the First and Fifth Amendments, to permanently enjoin the Policy and its application to the plaintiffs’ speech and other activities, and to award the plaintiffs their reasonable attorney’s fees and costs for having to bring the lawsuit.

Click here to read the DHS extremism report.

American Life League's President Judie Brown responds to this:

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano wasted little time in going after President Obama’s most beloved opponents, pro-life Americans. In a document entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” dated April 7, 2009, an “intelligence assessment” is provided to the Department of Homeland Security.

What first caught my attention was a little note at the bottom of page two, which reads:(U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

Clearly the Obama administration has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to Americans who wish to focus attention on the plight of the preborn, calling abortion by its proper name, and demanding equal rights and equal protection for all, regardless of age, health, place of residence or condition of dependency. Perhaps you are among the extremists this document is discussing; to my mind this sort of extremist is an American expressing his freedom of speech in an effort to bring an end to the heinous crime of direct abortion which is, after all, an act of murder.

Well, look out. Things may get very unpleasant, or maybe not. During a couple of interviews I have given on this ridiculousness, I have stressed the reality that acts designed to intimidate are themselves unlawful, and nobody including Ms. Napolitano is going to harass me and get away with it. Of that we can all rest assured. Read the rest here.

My feelings exactly, Judie.

Previous Post: Are Pro-lifers Now Officially 'Right Wing' Extremists?

Laura Ingraham, The Mainstream Media, and Tea Parties

Update: CNN has attempted to block a video on YouTube.com that shows "tea party" protesters in Chicago confronting the network's reporter Susan Roesgen over her allegedly biased and "not fair" coverage of the event.

The following videos show how the mainstream media is ignoring the Tea Parties, or trying to dismiss them.





Warning: Parts of the following link make explicit references to graphic sex and will be objectionable to readers. It is not suitable for children. I am including it here so you can understand the references in the above video. Cooper, Gergen mum on 'tea-bagging' insult

Six More Bishops Criticize ND Over Obama Invite

Mass of Reparation to Be Held in Orlando Diocese

Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of the Cincinnati Archdiocese, Bishop Thomas G. Wenski of the Orlando Diocese, Bishop Robert W. Finn of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, Bishop Joseph Latino of the Jackson Diocese, Bishop Leonard Blair of the Toledo Diocese, and Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger of the Evansville Diocese have opposed the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Obama at commencement, bringing the total number of bishops rebuking the university to 39.

“It is clear now that Notre Dame’s actions have created a wound in the Catholic community, but fortunately the university still has time to end the scandal,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), whose petition at NotreDameScandal.com has now passed 323,000 signers.

Bishop Robert W. Finn of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese delivered a keynote speech entitled “Warriors for the Victory of Life” at the Gospel of Life Convention last Saturday, April 18. In his speech Bishop Finn characterized Notre Dame’s decision to honor Obama as wrong, scandalous, discouraging and “confusing to many Catholics.”

During his speech, Bishop Finn said, “I suspect that, since Notre Dame will need a scapegoat for this debacle, and Fr. Jenkins will probably lose his job, at this point perhaps he ought to determine to lose it for doing something right instead of something wrong. He ought to disinvite the President, who I believe would graciously accept the decision. Notre Dame, instead, ought to give the honorary degree to Bishop John D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who has supported and tried to guide the University, despite their too frequent waywardness, faithfully for 25 years.”

You speak the truth and it doesn't get much clearer than this, Bishop Finn! I pray that your words will permeate the minds and souls of Fr. Jenkins and the Notre Dame board members. I pray that they will recognize the voice of God speaking through you.

Bishop Thomas G. Wenski’s Orlando Diocese has announced a Mass of Reparation for “the many shortcomings and transgressions committed against the dignity and sacredness of human life in our world,” specifically for Notre Dame’s decision to honor pro-abortion President Obama at commencement. The Mass is taking place at the Cathedral of St. James on May 3, 2009.
In a column on the Orlando Diocese website, Bishop Wenski writes, “Notre-Dame (at least in its Administration and Board) has forgotten what it means to be Catholic.” Click here to read the entire article.

Sign the Notre Dame Petition here: http://www.notredamescandal.com/


Planned Parenthood of Memphis caught covering up statutory rape

Lila Rose and Live Action have just released video #5 in their Mona Lisa series of undercover investigative sting videos of Planned Parenthoods across America.

Lila Rose, 20-year-old UCLA student, entered Planned Parenthood's Memphis Health Center undercover and told a counselor that she was 14 years old, pregnant by her 31-year-old "boyfriend", and needed a secret abortion so her parents would not find out about her sexual relationship with the older man. Tennessee Code 37-1-605 requires health professionals to report suspected cases of sexual abuse of minors to law enforcement immediately.

Although TN law is clear PP should have immediately reported the suspected sexual abuse, the counselor told Lila she wouldn't and then doubled her offense by telling Lila to lie about her perpetrator's age to a judge so she could get a bypass and avoid her parents finding out as well.



This is the sixth Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a developing multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate suppression of evidence of statutory rape.

For more information and to see photos of the PP staff in Memphis, see Jill Stanek's post.

St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano


This holy virgin was a native of Monte Pulciano, in Tuscany. As a child, she often spent hours reciting the Our Father and Hail Mary on her knees in some private corner of a chamber. She was such a pious child that when she was nine years old her parents placed her in a Franciscan convent known as Sackins, so called because their habits or scapulars were made of sackcloth. Agnes was a model of all virtues to this austere community. She was also well-known for her gifts of miracles and prophecy.

At the age of fifteen, she entered the Dominican Order at Proceno, in the county of Orvieto, and was appointed abbess by Pope Nicholas IV. She slept on the ground, with a stone under her head, and for fifteen years fasted on bread and water.

The people of Montepulciano in Tuscany wanted so much for her to return to them that they destroyed a house of ill repute and in its place built a convent for Agnes. In her hometown, she established in this house nuns of the order of St. Dominic. Agnes continued to be a great example of piety, humility, and charity to all for the remainder of her life. Through a long illness she showed great patience and grace, offering her sufferings up to God for the redemption of souls.

Agnes died at Monte Pulciano on the 20th of April 1317 at the age of 43. Her body was removed to the Dominicans' church of Orvieto in 1435, where it remains. She was solemnly canonized by Benedict XIII in 1726.

Reminder: ACTION ALERT -- STOP OBAMA'S ABORTION CZAR

I did it and you can, too!

Obama has said He Would Kill His Unexpected Grand Child?

"If my daughters make a mistake, I do not want to punish them with a baby." - President Barack Obama

Now, abortion-extremist Barack Obama has nominated Kansas Gov. Sebelius to be the head of Health and Human Services (HHS)-which would make her the "Abortion Czar" of the Obama Administration and that would punish every unborn child.

Governor Kathleen Sebelius is rightfully being called "America's Abortion Queen."

"Abortion Queen" Sebelius's die-hard support for ALL forms of abortion-especially the gruesome late-term abortions performed by her biggest political ally and financial backer, Killer Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas makes her unfit to serve as head of (HHS)-. The Senate should not confirm her nomination.

Tell the Congress to STOP Obama's "Abortion Czar"FAX All 535 Congressmen - Stop "Abortion Queen" Sebelius NOW!

https://secure.conservativedonations.com/oprescue_queenfax/?a=xxxWe MUST defeat "Abortion Queen" Sebelius-but we need your help... NOW!

We have only one day left.

It is the bottom of the ninth... 3 balls, 2 strikes, 2 outs.

And "Abortion Queen" Sebelius is at bat.

We need your utmost help to strike her out and send her packing. TODAY!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Waking Up at 5,000 ft. With No Parachute

Ray Noury, a World War II Army Air Corps Sergeant Veteran, recalls his amazing survival story. At an altitude of 15,000 ft, he was knocked unconscious when blown out of his B-24 Bomber. Waking up at around 5,000 ft., he beheld his shredded parachute streaming above, and reaching for his crucifix, exclaimed: This is it...



~ Via franciscanfriars.

Christopher West: The Playboy and the Pope

Christopher West: An Introduction to the Theology of the Body

Priest Donates Kidney to Parishioner

Normal, IL - A priest from Normal donated his left kidney on Monday to a parishioner with kidney failure, saying he wanted “to alleviate potential suffering and stand in solidarity with a sister in Christ.”

Monsignor Eric Powell, pastor of Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Normal, told The Pantagraph from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria that the transplant surgery “went remarkably well.”

Dr. Beverly Ketel, transplant surgeon, said “Both the donor and recipient are doing fine.”

Powell, 45, declined to identify the kidney recipient out of respect for her privacy. He said she is a parishioner with kidney failure whose condition had been worsening daily.“

The time is right for a kidney transplant,” he said. Click here to read the entire article.

Angelina: "Jesus, I Trust in You"

A beautiful song about Divine Mercy:

Divine Mercy Sunday

"I shall sing forever the Lord's mercy." (Ps 89 [88]) This Sunday is popularly known as Mercy of God Sunday. Between 1930 and 1938 Christ appeared to Sister Faustina, a Sister of Mercy in Poland who initiated the Divine Mercy devotion. She was canonized on April 30, 2000, the Sunday after Easter, the Feast of Divine Mercy. On Good Friday, 1937, Jesus requested that St. Faustina make a special novena before the Feast of Mercy, from Good Friday through the following Saturday. Jesus also asked that a picture be painted according to the vision of Himself as the fountain of mercy. He gave her a chaplet to be recited and said that it was appropriate to pray the chaplet at three o'clock each afternoon (the Hour of Great Mercy).

Supermodel Kathy Ireland explains why she became pro-life



Science Matters #3: Former supermodel Kathy Ireland tells Mike Huckabee about how she became pro-life after reading what the science books have to say.

Action Alert: Stop Obama's "Abortion Czar"

I received this urgent action alert recently from Operation Rescue and wanted to share it with all of you. I believe it is vital to the future of our country.

Sebelius "America's Abortion Queen" is UNFIT to be head of America's Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dear Pro-Life Friend,

Obama has said He Would Kill His Unexpected Grand Child?

"If my daughters make a mistake, I do not want to punish them with a baby." - President Barack Obama

Now, abortion-extremist Barack Obama has nominated Kansas Gov. Sebelius to be the head of Health and Human Services (HHS)-which would make her the "Abortion Czar" of the Obama Administration and that would punish every unborn child.

Governor Kathleen Sebelius is rightfully being called "America's Abortion Queen."

"Abortion Queen" Sebelius's die-hard support for ALL forms of abortion-especially the gruesome late-term abortions performed by her biggest political ally and financial backer, Killer Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas makes her unfit to serve as head of (HHS)-. The Senate should not confirm her nomination.

Tell the Congress to STOP Obama's "Abortion Czar"

FAX All 535 Congressmen - Stop "Abortion Queen" Sebelius NOW! https://secure.conservativedonations.com/oprescue_queenfax/?a=xxx

We MUST defeat "Abortion Queen" Sebelius-but we need your help... NOW!
We have only a few days left.


It is the bottom of the ninth... 3 balls, 2 strikes, 2 outs. And "Abortion Queen" Sebelius is at bat. We need your utmost help to strike her out and send her packing. TODAY!

Killer Tiller and Taxpayer Funded Abortions

Killer Tiller performs abortions up to the moment of birth-for ANY reason at all!

"Abortion Queen" Sebelius's financial backer Killer Tiller makes $6.0 Million a year from this disgusting business some even taxpayer funded-even though many (if not most) of his late-term abortions are ILLEGAL under Kansas law!

With a lucrative income like that, no wonder he donated MILLIONS of dollars to get "Abortion Queen" Sebelius elected to the highest office in Kansas!

If "Abortion Queen" Sebelius becomes head of HHS, it would be a disaster.

She would make sure that abortion is on the top of America's health care agenda-fully protected and funded with your tax dollars!

Again, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LET THAT HAPPEN!

Tell the Congress to STOP Obama's "Abortion Czar"

FAX All 535 Congressmen - Stop "Abortion Queen" Sebelius NOW! https://secure.conservativedonations.com/oprescue_queenfax/?a=xxx

"Abortion Queen" Sebelius is currently under close and painful scrutiny because of her almost-incestuous relationship with the infamous Dr. Tiller.

She's been caught red-handed (pun intended) UNDER-REPORTING the amount of blood money she has accepted from Tiller over the years.

This could easily destroy her chances of becoming head of HHS.

It could also spell the end of her political career. (She has presidential aspirations-which could now be snuffed out for good!)

"Abortion Queen" Sebelius calls herself a "devout Catholic"-which is totally inconsistent with her stance as a rabid pro-abortion zealot.

Bottom line: This is our best-and perhaps only-opportunity to STOP "Abortion Queen" Sebelius once and for all!

"Abortion Queen" Sebelius has a 1,000% pro-abortion voting record.

She even vetoed a bill that called for simple health inspections of the notoriously filthy abortion mills in Kansas!

At one abortion mill, the disgusting abortionist refrigerated the body parts of unborn babies he had murdered-and then mixed them in with his lunchtime soup!

I'm not kidding! His own nurses reported to this to the Health Department-and he even admitted to it!


This led the Kansas State Legislature to overwhelmingly pass a bill requiring health inspections of Kansas abortion mills, which (like almost all abortion mills in America) are totally unregulated and NEVER inspected by the Health Dept.!!

But good old "Abortion Queen" Sebelius -who now wants to head the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services-VETOED that bill!!!

And we CANNOT let "Abortion Queen" Sebelius to become head of Health and Human Services!
Tell the Congress to STOP Obama's "Abortion Czar"


FAX All 535 Congressmen - Stop "Abortion Queen" Sebelius NOW! https://secure.conservativedonations.com/oprescue_queenfax/?a=xxx

That's why we at Operation Rescue need your FAXES sent TODAY.

We've been working tirelessly for the last month to expose "Abortion Queen" Sebelius and block her confirmation by the Senate.

That's why I urge you to help us keep fighting by making an online donation today.

Right now-while it's on your mind.

In fact, all you have to do is click on the link below to make your safe, secure donation immediately.

There's no time to lose.

We either STOP "Abortion Queen" Sebelius now-while we have the chance-or suffer four years of baby-killing hell under "America's Abortion Queen."

Kathleen Sebelius does NOT deserve to run this nation's "health" and "human services" agency.
She has as much blood on her hands as George Tiller himself-because she has consistently protected him... aided and abetted him... taken money from him... and made Kansas safe for the sleaziest abortionists you could ever imagine.


Please help us STOP Kathleen Sebelius!

FAX right now, and you'll know you've done your part.

Tell the Congress to STOP Obama's "Abortion Czar"
FAX All 535 Congressmen - Stop "Abortion Queen" Sebelius NOW! https://secure.conservativedonations.com/oprescue_queenfax/?a=xxx

Only you can Stop "Abortion Queen" Sebelius from becoming head of HHS!
Thank you for reading this urgent plea.

I hope and pray you'll join us in this pivotal fight.

May God bless you for protecting His most innocent and defenseless children.
For the babies,


Troy Newman
President, Operation Rescue
www.operationrescue.org

Or SEND your donation to: Operation Rescue
Dept Code - xxx
P.O. Box 33630
Kansas City, MO 64120-3630


I highly encourage all my readers to take action on this and to contribute to this worthwhile cause. Your future and that of your children and grandchildren depend on it. Thank You! God bless you!