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Delaware Now First State Since Roe With No Surgical Abortions

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Planned Parenthood of Delaware has temporarily halted surgical abortion services. This action makes Delaware the first state to be free from surgical abortions

FromThePews‘s insight:

Let us Pray that THIS spreads like a wildfire…not just across Our Nation, but the WORLD!!

AMEN ♥ 

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When Treated with Disrespect…

A Very Important Lesson….not that they all aren’t ;)


Ah, the Media…

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Sé Feliz!

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Less Than Human…

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Prosecutor: My Dog Treated Better Than Gosnell Treated Babies, Women

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With lead prosecutor Joanne Pescatore wiping away tears, Assistant Ed Cameron gave an impassioned plea for justice in the final moments of his closing arguments

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Dumped!

From NPR.org

From NPR.org

As a couple of you know, I love Tebow.

I do.

Hearing this morning on the radio a very rushed, nonchalant Radio DJ say in passing, “Oh yeah, and for you football fans, Tebow is no longer with the Jets.” And that was it!

My heart sank! How could they not say more?  WHY would they not say more?

Well, now I know that for one, not much IS being said.

HERE you will find an article in The New York Times by Ben Shpigel, titled, Noisy Courtship, Quiet Breakup: Jets Dump Tebow.

Where will he go now?  Who’s to say?  Perhaps the CFL?  I’d love to welcome him to The Great White!


You Are a Child of God

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Our Open Marriage

From The Pews:

A Very Beautifully Written and Provocative Post.

Thank you, The Hipster Conservative…

Originally posted on The Hipster Conservative:

Image: Painting "The Marriage of the Virgin" by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, 1670

Murillo, “The Marriage of the Virgin” (1670)

My wife and I have an open marriage. Before any friends have a heart attack or misunderstand, let me say that I am misusing this stupid term provocatively to make a point. Nevertheless, the type of relationship we have is the most authentic and open relationship to be found on earth. I will explain.

But first I must apologize for being the latest in a long string of recently-married Millennials who feel compelled to pontificate about marriage. The only reason I justify doing this is that it seems my generation is almost entirely confused about marriage, and youth and inexperience are not necessarily exclusive of true understanding.

A year and a half ago, my wife and I were united in holy matrimony, which is a covenant not only between two people, but between them both and God. What this means is…

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Hope FOR Humanity

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Not Just For Dad

I am quite certain you have all read this before…but it is very worthy of a re-read…

Daddy

SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”

SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”

SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”

SON: “Oh! (With his head down).

SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”

The father was furious.

DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

DAD: “Are you asleep, son?”

SON: “No daddy, I’m awake”.

DAD: “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $50 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, smiling.

SON: “Oh, thank you daddy!”

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

DAD: “Why do you want more money if you already have some?”

SON: “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do.

“Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Some things are more important.


Congressman Files Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Fetal Pain Science

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Rep. Trent Franks, an Arizona Republican, has introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn

FromThePews‘s insight:

PLEASE!!!  Share and Contact your Congressman to Support this Bill!

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20 Ways (and counting!) At-Home Moms Can Volunteer for the Pro-Life Movement

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I recently received an email from a young at-home mom with limited access to transportation requesting advice on how she can get involved in the pro-life movement given her current stage of life an…

FromThePews‘s insight:

We CAN all do our part…

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10 Year-Old leaves Girl Scouts Over Planned Parenthood Ties

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Grace Swanke sells cookies for a pro-life cause. This heroic 10-year-old girl was once a loyal Girl Scout cookie-seller in Boise, Idaho. That changed one day

FromThePews‘s insight:

“Grace is a pioneer for young pro-life girls in America. Her parents are very proud of her, and I am as well. I hope she sells thousands of cookies and never stops fighting for the ending of abortion.”

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God Bless Them

Here you will find 2 different articles that are related.

HERE is the first.

“Pres. Obama praises Planned Parenthood; slams pro-lifers”

I find it a fascinating article by Carl E. Olson.

Personally my Favourite Part is after President Obama has addressed the PP supporters, he ends by stating:

 “Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”

Wow…Really?  WOW!!!

 

The next article is about that organization that Obama so faithfully supports.

HERE it is.

“911 Calls: California Planned Parenthood Injures Three Women in Abortions”

From the title alone…

Yeah…God Bless Them…

NOTE: Last statement must be read with heavy dose of sarcasm, not that we all don’t deserve to be Blessed…don’t get me wrong…but to ask God to Bless what they DO?!?!?  REALLY?!?!??!

 

 


Casinos…

I have been cheating a bit and sharing articles and the such without much input.

Most all of them need nothing from me!  But, it was pointed out to me that I, myself, am not saying much.

Very well then…I will TRY to actually WRITE more ;)

But for now, I found another article that I want to share.

In Toronto for a while now, Mayor Rob Ford and others have been pushing for a Casino to be built downtown.  Then talk had it why not Vaughan?  Or other areas of the GTA.

From eHow.comI am adamantly against a Casino being built here. There is one in Niagara Falls and people can go to others, no need to build another!

Why am I so dead-set against them?

This may sound corny, but I will never, ever forget the first time I went to an Indian Reservation Casino in California.
What I saw still today makes me ache with compassion, fear, and loss…

First, we went into the actual casino. No windows. That is what struck me first. You have no idea of the time of day!

Then, the people all “connected” to a machine. They had a card that was inserted into a slot machine that kept a record of their winnings, money and the such I presume.

Finally, and this actually sent a wave of loneliness and loss, injustice and sadness over me, we passed by the card tables and I observed an elderly group at the table. Their appearance was not one of affluence. If anything they were reminiscent of people that are on a fixed income…and yet, here they were gambling by the Hundreds of Dollars.  In the two minutes we stood there I observed an elderly woman gamble over $ 1000.00 dollars away!!
That was more than I made in a month at the time!  I observed her clothing, her interactions, she was not happy, she was alone, and she look a bit dishevelled.

That was it for me, we had to leave.

Then we drove around the reservation lands…The Poverty. The Decay.

How was it possible that people were up in arms over all the money that Casinos supposedly bring the reservations??

NONE of it reached the people.  None.  I could see it. The community center building was burned and obviously had been this way in quite a while.  The houses were old. It felt so lonely.

Now Reno…

We did not go to any casinos there, it was more of a “Drive-Thru” type of event.

I saw many, many people.  Again, no joy.  I saw prostitution. I saw decay. Closer to the casinos there were many lights…but the city was not reaping wealth.

Vegas…

Sin City.  INDEED!  I remember going there when I was younger, Treasure Island was “okay” for kids to see.  Of course there is always Circus Circus…but it wasn’t so “Adult” when I was younger.  Now…have you SEEN the Treasure Island show???

Definitely not a place to take my family any more, unless we are going to The Valley of Fire or Red Rock Canyon.  But NOT the Strip.

Now, I realize that my pathos-ridden account will sway no one.

How about Cardinal Collins’ letter? You will find it HERE courtesy of The Catholic Register.

It is understandable that governments are tempted by the tax revenues and supposed economic benefits that gambling may generate, Collins said, but the benefits are “far from clear.” But even if there were long-term benefits, Collins believes casinos have a “negative social impact that outweighs such benefits” and they also “have an adverse effect on the vitality and social health of our community.”

He said gambling is based on a fantasy of a quick solution to financial problems and that it appeals to “the most vulnerable and the most desperate.”

“This is a cruel illusion and it is not wholesome for governments to promote it,” he said.

 


Beware…

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Sin of Despair

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Who’s Your Enemy?

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Fox News Special: “See No Evil – The Kermit Gosnell Murders” Airs May 5

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Fox News will air a one-hour special on abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell and his murder charges Sunday May 5 at 9 p.m. ET. The cable news channel has now un

FromThePews‘s insight:

“The idea that the children murdered by Kermit Gosnell are somehow undeserving of justice is a dire warning,” Pavone added. “It should serve as a wake-up call to all Americans that our nation is sliding into a  Nazi-like outlook on life unless we reverse course.”

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Young Saint Mark

From The Pews:

The Infinite Potential of Our Youth!

Originally posted on Biltrix:

I was recently asked what gave me the greatest delight and satisfaction when working with young people. First, I wanted to say, just working with young people. When the youth get motivated, they have the potential to change the world.

Take for example Saint Mark, whose feast day we celebrate today. 

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Dropped Gosnell Charge Was of Newborn Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing

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As LifeNews reported today, the judge in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial dropped three murder charges related to babies he killed in his horrific abortion-infan

FromThePews‘s insight:

“If Gosnell gets off scot-free, that will send a message that murdering live babies and abortion patients is now acceptable behavior in America and that abortionists who engage in such depraved practices are above the law. This would put women and babies in grave danger – more than they already face – at abortion clinics throughout the nation,” said Sullenger.

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God’s Soldier

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FromThePews‘s insight:

“The Church is intolerant in principle because she believes; she is tolerant in practice because she loves. The enemies of the Church are tolerant in principle because they do not believe; they are intolerant in practice because they do not love.”

— Fr. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP (20th century Thomistic theologian)

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Why?

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FromThePews‘s insight:

This is Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Brussels, Belgium. After being attacked by a group of Lesbian/Feminist activists who doused him with water in an attempt to stifle his University lecture, he remained perfectly still, not looking at the women or reacting in any way. When they were cleared from the scene he quietly and directly continued his talk, concluding by reverencing an icon of The Blessed Virgin Mary with a kiss.