SCA and Dr. Sanity have reads of the day

SCA looks at justice and finds that while just, it is often not a cause for joy. That God himself hushed the celebrating angels in the face of his own justice.When God saw that the Israelites were celebrating and dancing, he rebukes them. Says God, "How dare you dance while my children are dying!" (an erudite reader, Ben David, notes in the comment section that it was the Angels who were rebuked, not the Israelites. If that is indeed the correct version, our point, we believe, is honed even … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput’s lucid examination of HV

I am not sure where, in my meanderings, I picked this up over the last day or so, but it's really good.In 1998, on the 30th anniversary of the issuance of Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter Humanae Vitae Archbishop Chaput (pronounced Shap-pew) wrote a pastoral letter that truly teaches and clarifies.In an age where people are being routinely euthanized in Holland, where an "ethicist" like Pete Singer can advocate infanticide, and when embryos are in danger of exploitation, it seems a good … [Read more...]

Angry protests: The Pope is just TOO Catholic

Before you read this little tantrum, let me translate it for you: Please, please PLEASE say that everything the church has said for 2000 years is WRONG??? Please??? Awww...We'll be your friend! Please? Aw, why won't you? It's just gonna dimantle your church, a little, well, maybe more than a little but...but at least you'll be, you know... Cool. Don't you want to be cool? Aw, you suck.PLANNED PARENTHOOD LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AGAINST POPE BENEDICT XVIPlanned Parenthood has launched a … [Read more...]

How does Abortion connect to Breast Cancer?

Down in this thread David Justus wrote a thoughtful commentary, at one point wondering if the negative effects of abortion on the body (I was writing specifically about "chi" or "energy") would be similar in the case of a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion.Clearly, the energetic (whatever you want to call it) effects on a body would not be the same, because the circumstances are completely different in terms of human body chemistry, and I just wanted to touch briefly on that with regards to … [Read more...]

Hillary’s “common ground” begins to shift under its false weight

Ah, and here we are. It was only a few months ago that the MSM told us - with many blaring headlines - that Hillary Clinton - that old paragon of clear-thinking and leadership (tell me, has she ever made a public statement on Terri Schiavo? Don't bother looking it up, the answer is no) was prancing toward a "more centrist" position on abortion. "She is seeking "common ground" with the pro-lifers!" the msm sighed in starry-eyed-sycophantasia. "Hillary is going to bring something real to the … [Read more...]

An issue to watch

Pharmicists are coming under fire for refusing to fill prescriptions for the "morning after" pill. It is a matter of conscience. While ordinary birth control pills prevent ovulation, the morning after pill prevents implantation of a created embryo and may therefore be considered - literally - an easy abortion.Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has ordered that pharmicists must fill the orders regardless of their personal feelings.This is going to be an issue to watch; it's going to be big. … [Read more...]

2 Excellent George Will pieces

I like him best when he's writing about baseball, but these are two good ones.The first is a exposition (with help by George Weigel) of the slow and steady suicide of Europe. Will blames secularism, and makes a good case.Europe itself is withering. On the day of John Paul II's funeral, the European Union's statistics agency reported that the decline of birthrates means that within five years deaths will exceed births in the European Union. By 2013 Italy's population will begin to decline; … [Read more...]

No ultrasounds on pre-aborted fetuses! It might HURT the baby!

Got that? Dirty Harry points us to this staggering little bit of legislation:Pro-abortion forces won a victory in the Illinois House Wednesday as State Rep. Rosemary Mulligan (R-Park Ridge) successfully passed HB 2492 which would make it a criminal offense for an ultrasound to be administered without a doctor's order.Mulligan said that Planned Parenthood and the Illinois State Medical Society encouraged her to sponsor the legislation because there was a concern about long exposure of … [Read more...]

When a woman chooses not to abort

Charlotte Allen at the Independent Women's Forum has an excellent piece up, detailing what happened to one woman who - via a sonorgram - learned that her daughter would be born profoundly disabled, and opted to give birth to and love her daughter for as long as she lived.The whole story is from a feature in the Wapo Magazine and it's well-worth reading. For all that feminists and others insist that abortion is a "choice," it seems when a woman carrying a less-than-perfect infant chooses life, … [Read more...]

Mass Euthanasia in Britain?

A charge has been made that 11 men of varying ages, (none under 65) had their deaths helped along by being undernourished.A CORONER is demanding a public inquiry into claims that 11 hospital patients were deliberately starved to death. He believes that it could be Britain’s first case of forced “mass euthanasia”. Peter Ashworth, the coroner for Derby, will open an inquest later this year into the suspicious deaths at the city’s Kingsway hospital.He considers the matter so serious that he has … [Read more...]