Monday, May 27, 2019

Pro-Life Poem

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Alone

Alone on the pro-life line,
just me and my sign,
Pray for an end to abortion.

People pass by,
Smile, nod, frown, curse
(at me or my message of life).

I hold my head high,
and look them all in the eye.

Me and God,
and Mother Mary.
I pray another decade of the Rosary.

Maybe today a life will be spared.
Maybe today an innocent child won't be dismembered.
Maybe today a mother will change her mind.

Maybe today Life wins.

Monday, January 21, 2019

When is a Smirk Not a Smirk?

CNN and a Picture Worth a Thousand Lies

I'm not a Trump fan but, since I'm not American, he isn't my problem. I do like to get the American news from ABC News and from CNN. The last time I went to the Fox News website, my antivirus software lit up like a Christmas tree and warned me that something on that site was trying to install some malware.

So this picture from the "coverage" of the 2019 March for Life made the CNN news this weekend:



The social media uproar that led to CNN writing a story about this encounter between a Catholic teen and a Native- American elder made many of us feel embarrassed and ashamed (once again) about being Catholic pro-life supporters. Where were the cameras showing the hundreds of thousands pro-life supporters marching peacefully and prayerfully while this incident was taking place, we wondered.

Well, now it turns out (as first reported by Catholic news agencies later Sunday night) that social media was wrong in their interpretation of this picture. Apparently, when we place the "smirk" (I admit, it looks like a smirk) in the proper context of a teen smiling in the face of adversity, the picture should tell a completely different story than what was originally (wrongly) assumed.

A group of chaperoned Catholic teens had been the target of cursing and hatred (dare I say discrimination?) by a group claiming to be Hebrew Israelites (?) and the elder went up and stood in the teen's face, daring him to get physical. The teen smiled, to show that he meant him no harm.  

The corrected CNN story (minus a retraction) can be read here:

And the teen's version can also be found here:


Lifesite news also has an article covering this shameful media event.


If you search for it, you can also find a one hour, unedited video showing all the altercations that happened before the sensationalist video portion that was originally posted on CNN.

I am pleading for social media mavens (please tell me if you have a better word) to do a cursory investigation before judging someone to be guilty of  the crime of intolerance. Can we return to serious, reasoned ethical inquiries of behaviors and actions, and not play the social media ethics game, based on nothing more than how things appear?

As for network news, please stop proving Trump right by providing sensationalistic false news. Please try. It's all I ask. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dear President Trump

On this blog, I ask all the hard questions. So, I'll start off the new year with this one:

Dear President Trump, are you no longer a Russian agent?


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Friday, December 21, 2018

Dream Like a Unicorn

Funniest thing I've seen this year while Christmas shopping: A nightshirt with an image proclaiming that the wearer should Dream Like A Unicorn.

Am I missing something?

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Let's Support Laura's Magical Birth Canal!

The tireless Laura Klassen does amazing work to educate people about the misconceptions (pun intended) of abortion and why it is wrong.

Of course, she often has to fight against the Devil and his minions in the world, which oftentimes include Facebook, one of her social media outlets.

Facebook has recently blocked one of her videos, The Magical Birth Canal. I am posting the video below, and I would urge anyone who is pro-life to also post her video/link on their blog or website.

Thank you for supporting this wonderful lady.



Monday, December 03, 2018

Children's Advent Prayer


Children’s Advent Prayer

Come, Lord Jesus,
we pray.

Come, Lord Jesus,
into my heart, and stay.

Come, Lord Jesus,
today.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Kate Hudson's Gender Reveal Party and My Confusion

So, all the tabloids and newspapers (as if there's a difference) shouted the headline back in April: Kate Hudson Reveals Gender of her Third Child.

Well, now I'm confused, once again.

I thought that "gender" was something decided upon by the individual. How long will we stand by and put up with this matristic, not to mention maternal, exploitation of gender determination? What about the rights of that poor fetus (yes, it's a medical, scientific term that all pro-life people should use) to reveal their (see? I can be fad-ish, too) gender? How callous and thoughtless of Kate Hudson to dare to presume the gender of her baby before her child even has the opportunity to voice their decision on this matter! What damage has Kate Hudson unleashed upon this defenseless fetus' psyche? In what other ways will they have to face up to their parent's oppressive gender-expectations? I pray that Kate and her spouse will see the (politically correct LGBTQ rainbow) light before it's too late.

Or, wait, did Kate maybe reveal the sex of her child? Could it be that there's a difference between gender and sex? Apparently: yes, at least according to that storehouse of contemporary knowledge, Wikipedia:

The distinction between sex and gender differentiates a person's biological sex (the anatomy of an individual's reproductive system, and secondary sex characteristics) from that person's gender, which can refer to either social roles based on the sex of the person (gender role) or personal identification of one's own gender based on an internal awareness (gender identity).[1][2]

I'm sure the LGBTQ (I refuse to learn more letters) community has considered this, haven't they? And surely, if only to absolve such a Hollywood icon as Kate Hudson from her outdated sexist biases, the LGBTQ-ers (ever so scientific in their polemic and politics) would agree that it is, in fact, okay for Kate to reveal the sex of her child?
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