Monday, April 30, 2012




Her letter was sent to Mr. Rand who is the Executive Director of AARP.

It only takes a few days on the Internet and this will have reached 75% of the public in the USA.

Dear Mr. Rand,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. This isn't what you were looking for, but it's is the most honest response I can give you. Our coverage gap is a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith.  While we have proudly maintained our membership for years and long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse its abdication of our values. Your letter stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours.

Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary.  But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP once gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy.    The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama Regime and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!  We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces that we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret.    We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities and values.

This Obama Regime scares the living daylights out of us. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage. But more importantly for our children and grandchildren.    Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic.  I have never endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don't have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist Mindset in power.    Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities.

Your web site generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? The illegal perpetrators have broken into our 'house', invaded our home without invitation or consent.     The President insists we keep these illegal  perpetrators in comfort and learn the perpetrator's language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them.  I DON'T choose to welcome them, to support them, to educate them, to medicate them, or to pay for their food or clothing. American home invaders get arrested. Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get?  Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break and enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a  living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current Regime. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America.   Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than ones that are driven by a need to yield AMNESTY (aka-make voters out of the foreign lawbreakers so they can vote to continue the government's free handouts). This addition of 10 to 20 million voters who then will vote to continue Socialism will OVERWHELM our votes to control the government's free handouts. It is a "slippery slope" we must not embark on!

As Margaret Thatcher (former Prime Minister of Great Britain) once said "Socialism is GREAT - UNTIL you run out of other people's money".

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you.  I am disappointed as all get out! I am more scared than I have ever been in my entire life! I am ANGRY! I am MAD as heck, and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy  Miller,
Miller Farms Equine Transport

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Liberals - Ann Coulter

Being Born Again - Commentary by Fr. Barron

Interesting! Love his insights.

‘Eliminating abortion’: Pro-life letter from the Catholic Bishops of Ukraine


‘Eliminating abortion’: Pro-life letter from the Catholic Bishops of Ukraine

By Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk

L’VIV – BRIUKHOVYCHI, Ukraine, April 19, 2012 ( - Dear faithful of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Roman Catholic Church, faithful beloved in Christ of other Christian Churches and Christian communities; to all people of good will who are not indifferent to the dignity of the human person and the future of Ukraine and her people. We address you concerning a very serious matter relating to threats to the life of the pre-born human being.

Each human being is the fruit of God’s love and the bearer of God’s image and likeness. (Genesis 1:27) Human life is holy and inviolable because we come from God and belong exclusively to Him. The high regard of the Creator for humankind is expressed in the categorical command of protection, “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” (Deut 5:17) We already belong to God from the beginning of our pre-natal development within our mother’s womb; it is He who created all things in wisdom, and knows the lifespan a person will live, as written in the book of life. (see Psalm 139 (138), verses 13-16) The prohibition of abortion throughout the entire pregnancy is inherent in the meaning of this sacred transmission of life. It has been the constant teaching of the Church from her inception that the destruction of human life by means of abortion entails the sin of deliberate homicide. The person who intentionally commits abortion and who campaigns to make it an essential service, accessible for any reason, is a hypocrite before oneself and before God.

Theological arguments are just one of the reasons why the destruction of human life, conceived and beginning to develop, though pre-born, is impermissible. Such a defense of life is supported by the development of natural sciences and humanities. For example, from the perspective of philosophical anthropology, a human being is a person, that is a living creature endowed with intelligence, emotions, and free will, a being capable of conscious self-actualization, to be one’s own master, determining a freely chosen relationship with oneself and the world. Philosophically, a person possesses an incomparable dignity, and possesses fundamental, innate rights. As a person, a human being is radically exceptional among the created world: it is impossible for an evolution into personhood to occur in a being that was not already endowed with such a characteristic from the beginning. Therefore, from the moment of conception, inherent to that new and unique human being are the characteristics and dignity of personhood and irrefutable human rights, universally applicable to all people. Consequently, a person inherently possesses an inalienable right to life from the very beginning of one’s existence, namely conception, which remains an integral attribute until one’s natural, biological death.

Academic research conclusively indicates that human life begins at the moment of conception, defined as the fertilization of sexual elements provided by both parents. From this point forward and during every stage of prenatal development, this unique human individual already possesses, even as an embryo, all of the properties of a human being. Therefore, there is no fundamental difference between causing the intentional homicide of a pre-born human being compared with a person already born.

As a matter of jurisprudence, legal abortion means the legalized infringement of one’s right to life, the first and most fundamental among all inalienable rights; abortion is a corruption of guarantees written in the Constitution of Ukraine, namely, “the right to life of every person” (see statute 27, Constitution of Ukraine.) As a result, abortion is comparable to the crime of manslaughter, and revisions need to be made to the Criminal Code regarding punishment based on these similarities.

No human law can contradict a divine law of God. The government, constructing a “right” through abortion to deny life to an innocent human being, violates God’s commandment, “Do not kill.” As a result, the life of God’s grace within oneself is destroyed. It is a point of political theory that the role of government is to care for the general welfare of the country’s citizens, defending them against harm, regardless of the source of the criminal activity. If the government agrees with the evil and legalizes the activity, justifying their actions by stating that it is so widespread that resistance is futile, what has in fact happened is an identification with that evil, not neutrality but advocacy, an action which de-legitimizes the mandate of the government. The civilization in which the abortion of pre-born children is legal and unpunishable has become a “culture of death.” It has begun the “slippery slope” progression targeting new social groups including the weak and vulnerable: the sick, the elderly, and people of other races and nationalities…

It is the findings of medical science, especially from ultrasound tests and prenatal screening, that a baby killed in its mother’s womb experiences the same suffering as a born person tortured to death. Additionally, abortion causes harmful mental and physical side effects for all those involved in abortion: post-abortion syndrome in mothers as well as other members of her family and for doctors who execute the abortions; infertility problems; a variety of infections; mortality of women during and after abortion; survivor guilt in siblings born prior to or after the death of their brothers and sisters in their mother’s womb… From the point of view of medical ethics, an abortion is a distortion and defilement of the noble calling of the doctor whose task is to treat and save human life and not to destroy it through direct intervention.

Tragically, the crime of prenatal homicide is widespread in Ukraine. Ukrainian society is painfully aware of the harmful effects of abortions. According to a variety of research, there exist in Ukraine one million infertile couples, of which 868,000 is attributable to female infertility. Abortion is the cause of over 80% of this female infertility. According to the Bureau of Statistics, mortality rates in Ukraine exceed birth rates by nearly three times in several provinces. As a consequence, in the past few years the population of Ukraine has decreased by five million people, from 52 million down to 47 million. Since the legalization of abortion in 1955 by Nikita Khrushchev until the present time, there have been an average of 400,000 to 900,000 abortions annually, meaning that in the past 57 years the nation of Ukraine has lost nearly forty million of its own citizens; the equivalent of three times the number of victims of the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, the Holodomor. If this trend continues, then in the next few decades the Ukrainian nation will be on the brink of self-destruction. One of the main reasons for such a dramatic loss of population is the legalization of and government support for the destruction of innocent human being, namely abortion.

Macroeconomic theory and national security both require consistent and stable growth as healthy economic indicators, which can only come from sustained demographic growth. There is a cause and effect between economic growth and the well-being of society on the one hand and the birth of children on the other. They are the labourers of the future, replacing others as they enter retirement, who will contribute into the general pension funds and social security. Ukraine can become a major world power, but only if it reverses this trend towards the legalized homicide of children developing pre-natally within their mothers’ wombs.

We, the bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, are convinced that it is time for profound reforms in response to the crisis in Ukraine that is the result of widespread abortion. It is our responsibility to awaken within the consciences of Christians the serious moral warning that those who consider abortion to be an acceptable solution to a difficult situation are wrong; we resolve to be unfaltering in our teaching about the Christian response to such sinful and disgraceful actions, and in a humble spirit of compassion extend a merciful hand of assistance. We are careful to explain that the culpability for the malfeasance of abortion extends beyond the individual mother: involved as well are the child’s father, the doctors, pharmacists, anyone who advocates the continued legalization of abortion and those who make abortifacients accessible to the public. We call upon the Government of Ukraine to make legal reforms that both guarantee the right to life of the pre-born human being and make abortion illegal. Inasmuch as women feel coerced into abortion due to difficult material and social predicaments, we exhort Ukrainian society to construct effective mechanisms for the protection of mothers.  This protection would take the form of assistance to families, including single mothers, provision for financial subsidies at birth and aid throughout the years of raising children. Improvements are likewise needed to the system of adoption when mothers are unable to care for their children themselves. As we know, a high percentage of the nearly one million infertile married couples in Ukraine are eager to provide homes for these children.

We pray that our ever-merciful Lord extend to all of us a hand of assistance, and greatly bless our efforts, focused on eliminating the terrible phenomenon that is the homicide of children in their pre-natal stage of development.

Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk

Head and Father of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

The Year of Our Lord 2012

Editor’s note: “Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Ukraine: the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Conference of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine” was translated by Fr. Jeffrey D. Stephaniuk and is used with permission.

Archbishop Chaput sees US trending against religious liberty - New eBook

Archbishop Chaput sees US trending against religious liberty
By Kevin J. Jones

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 17, 2012 / 04:07 am (CNA).- In an exclusive interview on his new eBook “A Heart on Fire,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says the recent contraception mandate points to a “pattern” of attacks on religious liberty in the U.S.

These attacks, he noted, are changing America into a country more hostile to religion in general and to Catholicism in particular.

“Our national leadership over the past few years has been much colder toward America’s traditional understanding of religious freedom than any administration in recent memory,” the Archbishop of Philadelphia told CNA April 16.

While Americans presume that the Constitution guarantees their rights, he said, “in practice our rights survive or disappear based on how firmly we defend them.”

“It’s not hard to imagine a time in this country when sexual and reproductive ‘rights’ will take precedence over rights of conscience and freedom of religious expression. It’s happening elsewhere. It can happen here. We have no magic immunity.”

The archbishop’s eBook, released on March 27 through Doubleday, comes at a time of intense controversy over religious freedom in the U.S. The Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that almost all employers provide insurance coverage for sterilization and contraception, including an abortion-causing drug.

The federal rule’s narrow religious exemption does not apply to many Catholic institutions like health care systems, colleges, and charitable agencies. Employers who do not comply will face heavy fines.

While the Obama administration has proposed a compromise, Catholic leaders say it still requires them to cooperate in providing procedures and drugs whose use they consider to be sinful.

For Archbishop Chaput, the debate is “not an isolated incident.”

“It’s part of a pattern,” he said.

The archbishop finished his eBook last November before the HHS mandate controversy arose, but in his view attacks on religious freedom are problems that have been “brewing in our country for years.”

“Religion is under pressure in the public square because traditional religious faith, and the morality that flows from it, are obstacles to a very different and much more aggressively secular model of American life,” said the archbishop, who served on the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom.

Article found at Sub Tuum Praesidium (Under Thy Protection).

This is an ebook only for 99 cents. You can get it at here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bishop Jenky of Peoria - Homily - A Call to Catholic Men of Faith

I love this Shepard. He is not afraid to tell the truth. We need more pastors like him. Of course the liberals are upset and have sent the IRS against him - from the Chicago Tribune:

A prominent advocate for the separation of church and state filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign.
 The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church, alleges that a fiery homily by Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky last Sunday effectively urged Catholics to vote against Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Excerpt

He thought of all the living species that train their young in the art of survival, the cats who teach the kittens hunt, the birds who spend such strident efforts on taking their fledglings to fly — yet man, whose tool of survival is the mind, is not merely fail to teach a child to think, but devotes the child's education to the purpose of destroying his brain, of convincing him that thought is futile and evil, before he has started to think.
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Monday, April 9, 2012

New Catholic Commercial for November Elections

This is a very good commercial.  I know some of you may not be Catholic, but the message is a powerful one and one that we all could use come November.  Please watch.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Incredible Video - Brazilian Bathers Save Beached Dolphins

Could not upload to Blogger for some reason, so here is the link: Dolphins.

This is truly amazing! It is quite unbelievable to see a large number of dolphins "beached", but even more so seeing the beach-goers save them. Thanks to these bathers on the beach all the dolphins are save at sea. This happened on a Brazilian beach. Praise God. Happy Easter!

Holy Saturday Jesus Descends into Hell

This Holy Saturday reading on the descent of the Lord Jesus into Hell is used in the Roman Church's Office of Readings for Holy Saturday, with the accompanying biblical reading of Hebrews 4:1-13. The "harrowing of hell" and the rescue of Adam and Eve was a popular theme in early and medieval Christian poetry, liturgy and song. Note the parallels here between Adam and Eve's sin, which lost paradise for us, and the passion of Christ, which won for us not simply an earthly paradise, but eternal life. While it appears that this comes from a Holy Saturday homily written in Greek dating back to the fourth century liturgy (PG 43, 439, 462f), the author of this text is unknown.

Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.

He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow the captives Adam and Eve, he who is both God and the son of Eve. The Lord approached them bearing the cross, the weapon that had won him the victory. At the sight of him Adam, the first man he had created, struck his breast in terror and cried out to everyone: “My Lord be with you all”. Christ answered him: “And with your spirit”. He took him by the hand and raised him up, saying: “Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will give you light”.

I am your God, who for your sake have become your son. Out of love for you and for your descendants I now by my own authority command all who are held in bondage to come forth, all who are in darkness to be enlightened, all who are sleeping to arise. I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead. Rise up, work of my hands, you who were created in my image. Rise, let us leave this place, for you are in me and I am in you; together we form only one person and we cannot be separated. For your sake I, your God, became your son; I, the Lord, took the form of a slave; I, whose home is above the heavens, descended to the earth and beneath the earth. For your sake, for the sake of man, I became like a man without help, free among the dead. For the sake of you, who left a garden, I was betrayed to the Jews in a garden, and I was crucified in a garden.

See on my face the spittle I received in order to restore to you the life I once breathed into you. See there the marks of the blows I received in order to refashion your warped nature in my image. On my back see the marks of the scourging I endured to remove the burden of sin that weighs upon your back. See my hands, nailed firmly to a tree, for you who once wickedly stretched out your hand to a tree.

I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side for you who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side has healed the pain in yours. My sleep will rouse you from your sleep in hell. The sword that pierced me has sheathed the sword that was turned against you.

Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise. I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol of life, but see, I who am life itself am now one with you. I appointed cherubim to guard you as slaves are guarded, but now I make them worship you as God. The throne formed by cherubim awaits you, its bearers swift and eager. The bridal chamber is adorned, the banquet is ready, the eternal dwelling places are prepared, the treasure houses of all good things lie open. The kingdom of heaven has been prepared for you from all eternity.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Still He Walked

Still He Walked

He could hear the crowds screaming crucify! crucify!...
He could hear the hatred in their voices,
These were his chosen people.
He loved them,
And they were going to crucify him.
He was beaten, bleeding and weakened... his heart was broken,
But still He walked.

He could see the crowd as he came from the palace.
He knew each of the faces so well.
He had created them.
He knew every smile, laugh, and shed tear,
But now they were contorted with rage and anger...his heart broke,
But still He walked.

Was he scared?
You and I would have been
So his humanness would have mandated that he was. He felt alone.
His disciples had left, denied, and even betrayed him.
He searched the crowd for a loving face and he saw very few.
Then he turned his eyes to the only one that mattered
And he knew that he would never be alone.
He looked back at the crowd, at the people who were spitting
At him, throwing rocks at him and mocking him and he knew
That because of him, they would never be alone.
So for them, He walked.

The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through
The crowd. The sounds of his cries echoed even louder,
The cheers of the crowd, as his hands and feet
Were nailed to the cross, intensified with each blow.
Loudest of all was the still small voice inside his
Heart that whispered I am with you, my son,
And God's heart broke.
He had let his son walk.

Jesus could have asked God to end his suffering,
But instead he asked God to forgive.
Not to forgive him, but to forgive the ones who were persecuting him.
As he hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death,
He looked out and saw, not only the faces in the crowd,
But also, the face of every person yet to be,
And his heart filled with love.
As his body was dying, his heart was alive.
Alive with the limitless, unconditional love he feels for each of us.
That is why He walked.

When I forget how much My God loves me,
I remember his walk.

When I wonder if I can be forgiven,
I remember his walk.

When I need reminded of how to live like Christ,
I think of his walk.

And to show him how much I love him,
I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to him,
And I walk.

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26