Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snake Oil

Many people who know me have heard me state that I will never, ever, apply for or accept money from our Social Security Administration or from Medi-care; not one dime, not ever! Before you label me as extraordinarily civic minded or a nut case read this article...I'll wait.
We have been sold Snake Oil.  We have been scammed.  We are about to feel real pain of the monitary kind.  You can see now that I haven't given up anything.  There is nothing to give up.  Rather, now the deal is to pay through the nose just to survive the coming times.
If you are planning on helping yourself to the Social Security fund, the Medi-care fund, or maybe your 401k, government retirement fund or even your savings account, I wish you luck!  It will make these Wal-Mart shoppers look demure.

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Reverse Illustration

This article illustrates clearly why women and gays should not EVER be allowed to serve in the military.  I pray for the souls of our young people.

Laura Cannon is a graduate of West Point. She is supposed to be among the brightest and most disciplined of the leaders of our military. Add to that, before going into combat, she had a faith, a faith in Jesus. The army sure cured her of that "naive" moral structure. "I was a part of the Iraq invasion in 2003. At the time, I was a naive, 24-year-old lieutenant and still a virgin (because of my former Jesus obsession and aversion to cadet marching). I assumed General Order No. 1 would have no impact on my life. I was wrong." So now, as an "experienced" veteran how does she propose to solve the sex problem of our gender integrated military? Unrestricted fornication! That should clean things up nicely.

She had another remarkable statement in her opinion piece. "Let me tell you, covert combat sex (or in my case, hard-core making out, because I was too scared to go “All-In”) ranks high on the list of life’s thrills." She states that she was too scared to go "All-In". Scared of what? Pregnancy? STDs? The complete loss of her self in surrendering something special to such a casual moment? Any one or all of the above are valid reasons on why we protect women from men on the prowl. And these reasons pale in the face of the main reason fornication is such a tragic activity, it severely separates both parties from God. We see this damage in Laura Cannon. Now she thinks it a good idea to remove what little legal protection young female army soldiers of the future would have to protect them from their fears. This is incoherent thinking from the word "go".

What is the ratio of men to women in our armed forces? 25:1?  So if General Order No.1 is abolished so as to help young female soldiers like Laura Cannon with their "needs" then some lucky guy gets his needs fixed due to the female prerogative of invitation while the other 24 just have to tough it out since she also states that she would "keep the rules that protect soldiers from sexual harassment".  Or will she turn "professional" so as to spread the wealth and kindness?  Stopping short of "All In" will be out of the question then.  Imagine the internal conflicts we would generate.  Maybe the next step is to balance the ratio which requires our armed forces to be half female.  Starting with a flawed premise and going forward will always create havoc.

Wars deny the enemy all the elements of social order and peace.  The intention is to deny the enemy everything required to cope with life including food, shelter, safety, comfort, life and yes, Lieutenant Cannon, sex as well.  Our enemies will do this to us and we must field forces able to cope, function and be effective in the face of that reality.  Sex is rightly part of a peaceful society, not a battlefield. 

Abuse of sex is like every other sin of the flesh such as abuse of; alcohol, drugs, financial credit and eating, to name just a few. There is never enough. Discipline, self control and avoidance of the occasions of temptation foster strong characters and sound spirits.  Surrendering to these illicit activities continue to pull in a soul until there is only despair.

Laura Cannon may be successful in getting the Commander of the Army to rescind General Order No. 1, but she will not be able to get the Lord of the Universe to rescind Commandment No. 6.  That is because our good Lord knows what is best for all of us, men and women.

There are three certain outcomes of having women in the armed forces: men with damaged spirits, women with damaged spirits, and destruction of unit cohesion.

To see how this will play in the near future of our country read this article. Warning! Only for mature readers over 21 years old and with a strong stomach.

Finally, here is a video illustration of a fighting group getting their act together:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Times...

The following homily, given to a Catholic parish following this last election, was sent to me via e-mail: WCH

I want to begin today by thanking those of you who went out on Tuesday and voted for the sacredness of human life. Just as the widow’s deed in our 1st reading will never be forgotten as long as the Scriptures are read, be assured that no righteous deed that we ever undertake will be forgotten by Almighty God.

This past Wednesday, the day after the election, I received a message on my phone at the parish office, from a gentleman who didn’t identify himself by name but who said he was a parishioner. And in this message, this gentleman ranted for several minutes about Tuesday’s election results. And here were the first words out of his mouth, “You lost Father; you lost!” Well, the first thing I want to say about Tuesday night’s election results is that I didn’t lose. On Tuesday night our entire country lost!

Now, having said that, I know that there are several of you who have just decided to tune me out, or you’re now burning up with anger at me because of what I just said and you can’t wait to give me a piece of your mind. But let me say two things in this regard. Number one, I am a priest of Jesus Christ, not because of any merit of my own, not because I’m any better than anyone else.  God probably chose me because I am nothing and He wants to make something out of me.  But I have been anointed and consecrated by God to preach His truth. And so, you can tune me out, but be warned, you do so at your eternal peril.

Second, if you’re angry because you read into my words that this homily is going to be about one elected official that you probably voted for, you’re wrong. What I have to say today goes far beyond just one elected official. What I have to say is about the overall trend that was put on display in Tuesday’s election results.

Did you know, for instance, that on Tuesday several states voted by popular majority to legalize the recreational use of marijuana? Did you know that a plan to legalize physician assisted suicide was barely rejected in Massachusetts? Did you now that for the first time in our country’s history several states, by popular vote, chose to legalize gay marriage? Did you know that two of these states are run by “Catholic” governors who actively encouraged their constituents to vote in favor of same sex unions? Did you know that in Florida, a ban on tax payers funding of abortion was rejected by the people? Add to all of this the fact that some who were elected in Tuesday’s elections are pathological liars, people who have been exposed in their lies numerous times. Apparently, a majority of Americans now condone lying, or perhaps worse, for them the lie has become the truth, evil has become good. Now can you begin to see the trend?

In the days after the elections all the talking heads in the media have been trying to explain how this all happened. But not one person in the mainstream media has gotten it right. You see, these election results are not about one party’s marketing advantage over another. Ultimately, they’re not about the appeal of one person over another, nor are they about one party being more up-to-date while the other is behind times. What we saw on Tuesday night IS about the moral decline of our nation.

Tuesday’s voting results are a mere confirmation of a choice that a majority in this country made, some as far back as 50 years ago, to reject God and to embrace evil in one form or another! And who’s to blame for this choice? Well, ultimately, each individual is responsible for his or her choices. Those who chose to vote with evil are to blame for their own choices, and they’ll have to answer to God for the way they voted. But the reality is I don’t think any of us can take ourselves completely off the hook on this one. Why? Because one of the worst contributing factors to the moral decline of our country has been the lukewarmness that has plagued the Catholic Church for years all the way from the Bishops down to the people in the pews. Pope St. Pius X once said that “All evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.” Think about that for a second, “All evil in the world is due to lukewarm Catholics.”

Well, I have to be honest with you. I’ve seen this lukewarmness in every church parish at which I’ve served. But you know where else I see this lukewarmness? I see it when I look in the mirror; I see it in myself. And if we’re honest with ourselves I think all of us would see one or more area of lukewarmness in our own spiritual lives.

My brothers and sisters, each one of us has a moral obligation to do all that we can to try to reverse the moral decline of our nation. And the first place that we have to begin is within ourselves. We have to begin by responding to that vocation which is common to all of us, what the Church calls the universal call to holiness, the call from Jesus to each one of us to become a saint!

In his letter to the Philippians, St. Paul says, “work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” How many of us, each day, tremble as we strive for holiness?! How many of us live with a lively fear of hell, a place that is real and a place where souls go for all eternity?! Or have we instead accepted mediocrity in our spiritual lives? “Oh, I’m too busy to pray Lord; I just don’t have the time… I’m too tired to pray; I’ll get to it tomorrow... Oh, I don’t like that teaching of the Church, I am not going to do that, who do they think they are coming up with this stuff... Well, I think I’ve done enough for God; what more do I have to do for Him…”

In one of His parables Jesus poses an important question that we would all do well to ask ourselves. “Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?” Well, what cost is Jesus talking about?  He’s not giving construction advice to builders and contractors. The context of that Gospel is the cost of discipleship, what it costs to be a saint, ultimately what it costs us get to Heaven. But all too often we act as if that cost is cheap! “Well, I go to Mass on most Sundays. I’m a good person; I haven’t murdered anybody. Of course I’m going to Heaven!”

Jesus dealt with this kind of cheap discipleship in the Gospels when He said, “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” On the day of judgment many will say to Jesus, “Well, didn’t we go to Mass fairly often on Sundays and didn’t we put some money in the collection basket? Didn’t we accept at least some of the Church’s teachings? Besides, as I said before, I’m a good person; I didn’t murder anybody.” Then Jesus will declare to them, “I never knew you; go away from me you evildoers!”

My brothers and sisters, in ordinary times lukewarmness in our approach to salvation is deadly. But we are not entering into ordinary times. We are not moving forward into ordinary times. There is a great battle brewing; in fact this battle is already upon us, a battle in our country between good and evil and I can feel this battle in the very marrow in my bones. If we are not striving for holiness with every fiber of our being we will not have what it takes to pay the cost of discipleship, we will not have what it takes to get to Heaven! As Jesus says near the end of Matthew’s Gospel, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now and never will be. And if those days had not been shortened, no one would be saved…no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.”

It’s clear from the trends that we see in Tuesday’s election results that people of faith in this country are going to be attacked relentlessly over and over again by one wave of evil after another. And so we must be sure that we have included these attacks in our calculations. A lukewarm faith will never survive the attacks of an army of evil that is Legion. We must become saints! And do not wait for tomorrow to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for tomorrow may be too late. Today let us resolve to root out all sin from our lives! Today let us resolves to remove all evil from our hearts! Today let us double our efforts at prayers! Today let us pray that Mary, the Mother of God, our Mother, will once again crush the head of Satan, and intercede for us the grace of perseverance!

Today, let us resolve to take up our cross and be a disciple of Jesus Christ! Christ, who in the words of the Servant of God Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, “will restore within us moral indignation, Who will make us hate evil with a passionate intensity, and love goodness to a point where we can drink death like water!

The final message that I received from that gentleman’s call on Wednesday was that I need to stop preaching the way I do. I need to stop telling people how they ought to live their lives, what teachings of the Church they need to follow. “If he wants to support gay marriage I just need to shut up and give him a choice.” Well, sir in answer to your request I give you a choice: You can either come here to this Catholic Church and listen to the Word of God and to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church or you can leave and go somewhere else!

Father received a standing ovation from his congregation.

Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC, JD, JCL
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 511
Arlington, VA 22202

- Fr. Peter

Emphasis mine. WCH

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Gathering Storm

Tolerance is Not a Christian Virtue

“We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty — these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. But it’s never an end itself. In fact, tolerating grave evil within a society is itself a form of serious evil. Likewise, democratic pluralism does not mean that Catholics should be quiet in public about serious moral issues because of some misguided sense of good manners. A healthy democracy requires vigorous moral debate to survive. Real pluralism demands that people of strong beliefs will advance their convictions in the public square — peacefully, legally and respectfully, but energetically and without embarrassment. Anything less is bad citizenship and a form of theft from the public conversation.”

- Archbishop Charles Chaput

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Russian Viewpoint

Russian Pravada

The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda (Russian on-line newspaper) defies description. Why can a Russian newspaper print the following yet the American media can't/won't see it? 

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper 2.853050896
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America 's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the sheer volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties, and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesi gn the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK 's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, and so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "free man" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Frank, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight, beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Best And Brightest Minds...

You owe it to yourself to read this story about Petraeus and his Girlfriend.  Don't skim it, but read it outloud.  By the fourth sentence you will be laughing outloud.  I guess this is what happens in real espionage when the "cone of silence" malfunctions.  Ha!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tax Strike

A courageous lady I have come to know of by reading her blog is on a federal income tax strike.  She isn't trying to get away without paying taxes for selfish reasons, in fact she has told the I.R.S. goons to their faces her reasons.  Specifically, she can not support this evil government, which not only condones child murder, but now through the new health care mandates, pays for this manifest evil.  Add to this, she has watched these cronies systematically destroy all the integrity of the financial markets which translates to stealing, in huge amounts of money, from all of us and will eventually wreck our country, permanently.  Inspired by her Catholic faith and the value of martyrdom over co-operation with evil when fighting such evil, she is going to Rome, like Peter and it will not be a pleasant trip for her.  I am praying for her.

This has me thinking.  I do not question her convictions and I believe them to be correct, for her.  God gives us all different graces and stations in life.  But I have not reached the point of believing this action to be proper for me and my family.  I must admit though, I am becoming more uncomfortable everyday as to the licitness of paying federal taxes.  I have contemplated, endlessly, the "render unto Caesar"  lesson.   Up to a point, I believe we are given a pass on culpability given the fact that these taxes are collected at the point of a gun and that we do not support or condone the evil the government does with the monies.  However, have we yet crossed that point?  Have we reached the times that require courageous men to say "enough! no more!"?  For over thirty years we have had pro-life rallies, prayer groups, court challenges, campaign efforts, and for thirty years we have been getting steamrolled and losing ground and innocent lives.  Now, we are paying for the murder with money.  While we were fighting pro-life causes, the rest of our civil, moral fabric has been coming unraveled with alarming rapidity.  We are not only losing the pro-life cause, for children, but our country is dying as well.  I do know that the time for civil discourse and political efforts is past.  We must start fighting this war with our bodies.  These are the times cited by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence when men must pledge their lives, fortunes and their sacred honor.  For me, the point of no return nears!  May Christ guide me in His ways and may my family and I meet Him in paradise.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Prayer For Our Times

Ecclesiasticus Chapter 51
A prayer of Jesus the son of Sirach. I will give glory to thee, O Lord, O King, and I will praise thee, O God my Saviour. [2] I will give glory to thy name: for thou hast been a helper and protector to me. [3] And hast preserved my body from destruction, from the snare of an unjust tongue, and from the lips of them that forge lies, and in the sight of them that stood by, thou hast been my helper. [4] And thou hast delivered me, according to the multitude of the mercy of thy name, from them that did roar, prepared to devour. [5] Out of the hands of them that sought my life, and from the gates of afflictions, which compassed me about:
[6] From the oppression of the flame which surrounded me, and in the midst of the fire I was not burnt. [7] From the depth of the belly of hell, and from an unclean tongue, and from lying words, from an unjust king, and from a slanderous tongue[8] My soul shall praise the Lord even to death. [9] And my life was drawing near to hell beneath. [10] They compassed me on every side, and there was no one that would help me. I looked for the succour of men, and there was none.
[11] I remembered thy mercy, O Lord, and thy works, which are from the beginning of the world. [12] How thou deliverest them that wait for thee, O Lord, and savest them out of the hands of the nations. [13] Thou hast exalted my dwelling place upon the earth and I have prayed for death to pass away. [14] I called upon the Lord, the father of my Lord, that he would not leave me in the day of my trouble, and in the time of the proud without help. [15] I will praise thy name continually, and will praise it with thanksgiving, and my prayer was heard.
[16] And thou hast saved me from destruction, and hast delivered me from the evil time[17] Therefore I will give thanks, and praise thee, and bless the name of the Lord. [18] When I was yet young, before I wandered about, I sought for wisdom openly in my prayer. [19] I prayed for her before the temple, and unto the very end I will seek after her, and she flourished as a grape soon ripe. [20] My heart delighted in her, my foot walked in the right way, from my youth up I sought after her.
[21] I bowed down my ear a little, and received her. [22] I found much wisdom in myself, and I profited much therein. [23] To him that giveth me wisdom, will I give glory. [24] For I have determined to follow her: I have had a zeal for good, and shall not be confounded. [25] My soul hath wrestled for her, and in doing it I have been confirmed.
[26] I stretched forth my hands on high, and I bewailed my ignorance of her. [27] I directed my soul to her, and in knowledge I found her. [28] I possessed my heart with her from the beginning: therefore I shall not be forsaken. [29] My entrails were troubled in seeking her: therefore shall I possess a good possession. [30] The Lord hath given me a tongue for my reward: and with it I will praise him.
[31] Draw near to me, ye unlearned, and gather yourselves together into the house of discipline. [32] Why are ye slow? and what do you say of these things? your souls are exceeding thirsty. [33] I have opened my mouth, and have spoken: buy her for yourselves without silver, [34] And submit your neck to the yoke, and let your soul receive discipline: for she is near at hand to be found. [35] Behold with your eyes how I have laboured a little, and have found much rest to myself.
[36] Receive ye discipline as a great sum of money, and possess abundance of gold by her. [37] Let your soul rejoice in his mercy, and you shall not be confounded in his praise. [38] Work your work before the time, and he will give you your reward in his time.

Emphasis mine. WCH

More Of The Same

Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful, good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.” 

— Marcus Tullius Cicero
 The United States of America was an exceptional nation.  It was so because she was founded upon the Truth that humans are of God and are given rights by God.  The Declaration of Independence states this as our basis of existence as a country.  The Constitution of the United States is certified by We the People.  Look around the world and you will not find national charters with such premises.  However, that we know that we are of God and are protected by Him, brings a great and grave responsibility.  We must live His way, or perish as a nation, because our very reason to exist ceases if we do not.

For too long we have tolerated abominations to our civil order and rules.  For over thirty years we have allowed women and their men to kill innocent children pre-born and shortly after birth.    For too long we have accepted dialog  and changes to our civil laws which undermine Christian marriage and promote fornication and sodomy.  Now we are experiencing a "redistribution of wealth" moment.  The bible cites four crimes which cry to Heaven for vengeance:  Willful murder - The sin of sodom - Oppression of the poor - Defrauding a laborer of his wages.  These sins look like the Democratic party's most recent platform.  Even a pagan like Cicero could see the error.

People, we have walked into a massive trap.  Do not expect peace or prosperity in the years to come, but only strife.  Return to Faith.  Christ is our salvation, not Washington DC or that jack _ _ _ sitting in the White House.  The pathway to hell is wide and paved.  It will be easy to find your way there.  However, if you will renounce all of this madness, regardless what it cost you in earthly goods and comforts and walk with Christ He will sustain you and you will find the apparent hard way to be the easier.  Children, stop fornicating!  Stop bearing children out of wedlock!  Stop listening to this equal rights for gays garbage!  Rights can only come from God given duties.  Sodomy is not a right anymore than murder.  The current generation of twenty-somethings has been a moral and social disaster!  Please kids, come home to Christ before you are ruined.  Regardless of how your life plays out as you make your moral choices there will be the last four things: DEATH - JUDGMENT - HEAVEN - HELL.  It won't matter whether you believe in them or not, they await you in the end regardless.

May God have mercy on the United States of America and her people.

How Do You Kill 11 Million People?