Monday, April 15, 2013

Defeat Cuomo's Abortion Expansion Bill

Here's the info at Cleansing Fire: Abortion Expansion Bill

Furthermore, in case you thought the Gosnell case is an anomaly, and that voting for and supporting pro-abortion politicians is generally okay, here's something more to ponder:

Before the Gosnell Blackout, There was Tiller's

From the article:

Like Gosnell, Tiller routinely took the lives of healthy, viable babies eager to be born, in flagrant violation of state law.  But given the expectations of his clients, Tiller kept a neater shop and, to ease the conscience of his supporters, almost always performed his mayhem out of sight, within the womb.
Had Gosnell been in Wichita, he likely would have done the same.  As clinic worker Tina Baldwin testified to the grand jury, Gosnell kept one room in the facility clean for the odd "white girl from the suburbs."  He would personally escort those patients to that room and even turn the TV on for them. More importantly, he, not his uncredentialed assistants, would administer the anesthesia.  "That's the way of the world," he told Baldwin.

You really need to read the whole thing. Kathleen Sebelius figures in the Tiller story in a big way. And then, of course, there is this from the President of the United States way back in 2003 when he was a state senator: Obama on infanticide

UPDATE: Now, of course, the pro-abortion crowd is blaming pro-life (what they call "anti-choice") laws for Gosnell. Can anyone, anyone logically make such a connection? From the article: 

Stringent anti-choice laws have been passed in Arkansas and North Dakota. And in Philly, where Gosnell operated, there are no abortion clinics between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, according toJezebel. And even if a woman has the resources, there are other deterrents and obstacles thrown in their path: One patient of Gosnell's told the AP that she first approached Planned Parenthood for her procedure, but was deterred by anti-abortion protestors outside. A friend told her about Gosnell's operation. Metaphorically, they chased her right into his office. Good job. 

This type of thinking is, quite simply, a form of moral insanity.

UPDATE 2: American Thinker adds more to this horror story: Kermit Gosnell: Secret Hero of the Left

From the article:

Yet even the most ardent pro-choice advocate would be hard-pressed to argue that flipping over a wriggling newborn and taking scissors to its spinal cord is not horrendous, but how much less painful is it for a 14-week-old fetus to writhe within its mother's womb for 24 hours while being scorched to death by saline?  Or how different is it for a fragile infant to be torn apart by a suction device at 22 weeks in utero, or dismembered in the first trimester by a stainless steel scalpel?...

...Ultimately, Kermit Gosnell may end up being the abortion industry's sacrificial lamb and find himself living out his remaining years on death row.  Meanwhile, what's certain is that the always-predictable left will likely argue that henceforth, legalized killing must be carried out in cheery, hygienic, government-regulated facilities.  Then stricter mandates can be put in place to ensure that properly trained abortionists have mastered the fine art of ensuring that the mothers live and the babies destined for the biohazard bag emerge dead from the womb as intended.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Doing what works

Fr. Z shares the renewal story of St. Peter's in Omaha. It's a 15-minute trailer of a documentary to be shown on ETWN at the end of the month. It's all in Fr. Z's post along with pertinent links.

You can't help but contrast what has been done to revitalize and renew St. Peter's parish with the agenda that has been at work in the Diocese of Rochester and our own parish.

Priests in charge. Adhering to what works, as opposed to modernist fancies. The Sacred kept sacred.

For the glory of God and the salvation of souls, says one of the comments.

By gum, it works. ;-)

Abortion in the 21st Century

Apparently this is what "safe," "rare," and "legal" abortion looks like:

The Gosnell Grand Jury Report

UPDATE: And this is what it looks like when the press covers Gosnell's trial (link here). Whatever happened to the old adage, "If it bleeds, it leads?"

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Gosnell and your vote

If you are a Catholic and you vote for pro-abortion candidates, see what your vote has wrought. Safe and rare--that was the mantra we've heard from the pro-abortion movement. The image below is from an article from The Conservative Treehouse on the abortion doctor's trial (you can see it better there). What he did was nothing less than diabolical. Read all about it. The babies born alive, and screaming after being aborted, the women who died, those who are permanently harmed and more.

Voting is important. It is life and death important.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Extraordinary Form Mass this Sunday at SV

The Latin Mass Society of Corning announces Mass in the Extraordinary Form this Sunday (the 14th) at St. Vincent's. Slated for 1 p.m., Mass will be celebrated by Father Johannes Mary of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Deconstructing Marriage

Well meaning but ignorant folks have been awash on Facebook supporting homosexual marriage. Indeed, many well meaning but ignorant Catholics have participated, changing their Facebook profile picture to a big red equal sign. The brainchild of the Human Rights Campaign, this sign has gone viral and is a testament to the power of cultural Marxism and, unfortunately, a lack of thinking through the issue of redefining marriage. Writer Daniel Greenfield explains what is really behind the push for homosexual marriage.

It is nothing less than the deconstruction of marriage. FTA:

The deconstruction of marriage is not a mere matter of front page photos of men kissing. It began with the deconstruction of the family. Gay marriage is only one small stop on a tour that includes rising divorce rates, falling childbirth rates and the abandonment of responsibility by twenty and even thirty-somethings.

Each step on the tour takes apart the definition and structure of marriage until there is nothing left. Gay marriage is not inclusive, it is yet another attempt at eliminating marriage as a social institution by deconstructing it until it no longer exists.

There are two ways to destroy a thing. You can either run it at while swinging a hammer with both hands or you can attack its structure until it no longer means anything.

The left hasn't gone all out by outlawing marriage, instead it has deconstructed it, taking apart each of its assumptions, from the economic to the cooperative to the emotional to the social, until it no longer means anything at all. Until there is no way to distinguish marriage from a temporary liaison between members of uncertain sexes for reasons that due to their vagueness cannot be held to have any solemn and meaningful purpose.

There is more. It deserves a thoughtful read.