The New York Post carries Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s uplifting Easter message: “Ukraine a symbol of hope, resiliency.”
Regardless of your faith, this moving commentary is worth reading. Cardinal Dolan’s archived columns are available here.
With best wishes from Seeing Red AZ
“Thanksgiving may be our most old-fashioned holiday. Gratitude itself seems out of date at a time when so many people feel ‘entitled’ to whatever they get — and indignant that they didn’t get more.”
Dr. Thomas Sowell, Ph.D *
* H/T: National Review
The radical local newspaper has inexplicably given a pass to its leftist editorial board member and columnist Elvia Diaz as she spews venomous anti-Semitic rants. Reaching into a non-comparison bag of dirty tricks, Diaz, the unconcealed promoter of illegal alien invaders, attempts to make the case for the Biden administration’s latest absurdity: Paying $450,000 to individual illegals for the “pain and suffering” they endured as they invaded the United States. Of course Diaz, who explicitly despises Republicans, blames President Trump for “forcibly taking children from their parents.” It is a stale and contrived deceit since illegal parents often paid drug cartel members to transport their children, (brief, shocking video) who were abused and molested, but provided a network for other relatives to enter the U.S. through a process known as “family reunification.”
“Would Grassley, Scott and all the other Republicans screaming bloody hell to any compensation say the same thing if these mostly Central American migrants were, for instance, Jews fleeing Nazi Germany?
Would the Republicans say the same thing if these migrants separated from their children were, for instance, people from Israel fleeing to save their lives?”
The revolting comparison should be enough to ensure this out-of-the-closet anti-Semite is handed her walking papers. The illegals she so generously wants to gift with nearly a half million dollars each, were not fleeing Nazi extermination camps, gas chambers, state endorsed torture, forced labor and imposed starvations or mass live burials.
The local Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently demanded the Chandler Unified School District take action over anti-Semitic comments made by an attendee at a recent governing board meeting. While no level of anti-Semitic hatred is acceptable, Diaz’ hate filled spew is far more egregious and reaches many more people than those in a single room in Chandler.
The Phoenix ADL office needs to address this vicious assault by an editorial board member of the increasingly radicalized Arizona Republic newspaper.
Since the Pope’s Catholicism is considered beyond doubt, the question, “Is the Pope Catholic,” is normally considered the height of irony.
We raise it today since Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican city/state within Rome, recently welcomed Joe Biden to the Vatican as Biden was on his way to the EU Summit meeting — where he ultimately joined with European members endorsing punishing tax rates on job creating corporations. The world’s highest ranking Catholic men, one of whom is the second U.S. Catholic president, discussed climate change, income inequality and other topics reaching paramount status on the agenda of the left. They also joked about their ages — Francis, nearing 85, and Biden, soon to turn 79 — and drinking, a topic not unknown to the former Argentine bar bouncer Pope.
Among the inanities, Biden asked Francis, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?”
What was skirted was the topic of abortion, disallowed by church teachings and viewed negatively by all pro-life political conservatives. Catholic Biden has encountered pushback from Catholic Bishops for his pro-abortion and same-sex marriage stance as he continues to take communion.
At the conclusion of their Friday meeting, Biden told the press that the Pope blessed his rosary and called him “a good Catholic.”
Either Biden is lying or the Pope isn’t Catholic.
Neither Joe Biden, nearly 79, nor Pope Francis, soon to be 85, are scientists or medical doctors. They are both leftists, and as such are proponents of the debated issue known alternatively as climate change or global warming. Climate change is much preferred since it cuts a wider swath including global cooling, wildfires, droughts, floods or other phenomena that have been recorded throughout history. Francis gave an encyclical on ecology, declaring that climate change is real and mainly “a result of human activity.” The problem is urgent, he said. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years.”
The United States is just over two hundred years since its founding, making Francis’ words appear to be a pointed barb. Given that no nation was mechanized then, his time frame is more than odd. These two wizards will also discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.
The duo will meet at the Vatican Oct. 29 to discuss things over which they have no control, though it would seem the pope would use the opportunity to dissuade Catholic Biden from his pro-abortion stance, since a pro-life position is a basic tenant of the faith.
In June, the U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including Biden, for receiving communion despite their support for the gruesome act of abortion.
But Biden and Francis are cunning liberals who are both more political than religious. Their agenda states the duo “will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic. They must have missed that abortion permanently disrespects human dignity as preborn humans are brutally ripped from what should be the safety of their mother’s uterus.
When Argentine Francis came to the United States to address congress in 2015, he stopped first in Cuba, prioritizing his meeting with Communist dictators Fidel and Raul Castro, where they warmly conversed in Spanish and dined, like old amigos.
As he encouraged people to get vaccinated against Covid, Pope Francis sounded a lot like Jeb Bush on the topic of illegal immigration. Each of them called the actions they were encouraging an “act of love.”
Bush is now a former politician, remembered mostly for arrogantly sticking an exclamation point after his nickname during his failed presidential bid when the idea of a triadic dynasty proved to be more than even Republicans could tolerate.
When there were calls to deny Biden communion due to his support of abortion, the pope bizarrely said that Catholic bishops should be pastors, not politicians. Apparently the pope excludes himself from that view, since he never hesitated to condemn Pres. Trump.
The Pope, known for interjecting himself into U.S. politics, and condemning the border wall that was being constructed on our southern border as “the greatest cruelty, to defend what?…” unconscionably comparing it to the Berlin wall that divided a German city, while conveniently disregarding the massive 50-foot-tall, ten-foot thick wall surrounding the fortress that is Vatican City, along with the Swiss Guard that function as its private military force.
We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he likely was unaware the vaccines he was encouraging and thanking “God’s grace” for were created using fetal cell lines.
This comprehensive article provides background on the Arkansas hospital that is requiring all staff who claim a religious objection to also swear off taking commonly used, over-the-counter drugs that they allege (without proof) were developed using fetal cell lines. The list includes: Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.
Today we take our readers directly to National Review, whose headline declares, “Lyft to Donate $1M to Planned Parenthood, Pay Legal Fees for Drivers Sued under Texas Abortion Law.” Although Uber isn’t included in the headline, it is the third word in the first paragraph about the rideshare companies and their commitment to abortion.
Planned Parenthood (PP) is the largest abortion provider in the United States. It also endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, despite the fact that Biden claims to be a practicing Catholic, and the Catholic Church is adamantly pro-life.
PP’s website isn’t just devoted to the wholesale slaughter of innocent life. It also is on the cutting edge of far-left politics, noting that “champions of reproductive health care are now in the White House.” This is reprinted intact from its website on a page titled Living Our Values:
#Defund the Police
“As the country continues a long-overdue reckoning with systemic racism and the murders of Black people at the hands of police, Planned Parenthood stood alongside partners leading the fight for racial justice by supporting the call to #DefundThePolice and invest in community-based solutions, education and health care instead of militarizing police forces.”
The folks at Planned Parenthood have conveniently forgotten that their founder Margaret Sanger, a notorious eugenics proponent admired by Adolf Hitler, initially put her abortion mills — slyly known as ’birth control clinics”— in poor European immigrant, Jewish and black neighborhoods in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York to control the number of children born to those she referred to as “inferior races and human weeds.” Her first “clinic” opened in 1916.
In an interesting connection, so-called “Mr. Conservative” Barry Goldwater and his wife, Margaret, known as “Peggy,” who died in 1985, were longtime friends of Margaret Sanger. PP named its highest award in Peggy’s honor. The Goldwater’s advocacy helped launch and sustain ‘The Mother’s Health Clinic,’ which became the largest provider of women’s “reproductive healthcare” in Arizona, later becoming the abortion facility known as Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona.
Although abortion is in direct contradiction with the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church, Pres. Joe Biden attempts to straddle the issue by asserting himself as a “pro-choice” Catholic.
The “choice,” is, of course, the taking of an innocent, pre-born human life.
Biden is so committed to abortion, he even selected Ron Klain, an outspoken pro-abortion activist to serve as his White House chief of staff.
The Christian Post reported in June 2018, shortly after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Klain took to Twitter to ask people to follow “our great leaders.” One of the “great leaders” cited by Klain is Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, a prominent pro-abortion advocacy organization. NARAL prefers the sanitized abbreviated version of its name, which is actually National Abortion Rights Action League. The group would oppose any pro-life Supreme Court replacement
There’s no mystery surrounding Biden’s selection of Klain as chief of staff. Asserting the right to slaughter pre-born babies is a unifying issue for leftists.
The Catholic Church, however, views life as sacred, which presents a conundrum for far-left Biden, while the church remains consistent in its teachings. In a critical rebuke, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights lists 32 distinct departures from Catholic teachings by the policies of President Biden. It’s worth your time to review them.
The faithfully pro-life U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted overwhelmingly to draft a formal document on the meaning of the Eucharist after a serious debate on whether President Biden and other Catholic politicians who support abortion policies are worthy of receiving Communion at Mass.
More than 73% of the U.S. Bishops casting ballots at the recent virtual conference supported tasking the USCCB’s doctrine committee to draft language on maintaining consistency with the Eucharist. A section of the document is expected to include a specific admonition to Catholic politicians and other public figures who defy church teaching on abortion and other core doctrinal issues.
The vote tally announced Friday was 168 bishops in favor, 55 opposed and six bishops abstaining.
This Catholic Vote survey conducted June 1 – 8, 2021, shows that Catholic respondents expect more from Catholic elected officials than they’re getting.
In 2015, many customers stopped shopping in Target stores due to their newly installed transgender policies that included welcoming transgender bathrooms, where your young daughter might have the opportunity to share facilities with a biological man wearing a dress using a urinal in plain sight.
The stores also made the corporate decision to un-gender, or as this press release noted, “phase out gender-based signage” in the toy aisles that previously had arrays of trucks and other toys preferred by boys as well as those carrying dolls for girls and bedding displays of sheets with cowboys and spacemen or Cinderella and flowers, intermingled instead of specifically designated “boys” or “girls,” for ease in shopping.
But there’s more…guaranteed to make reasonable people fume. Veronica Hays, writing for Media Research Center’s NewsBuster’s, exposes a gem of a devotional Target carries in its book section. The article is headlined, ‘Dear God, Help Me To Hate White People’: Target Sells Racist ‘Devotional.’ Read the complete exposé, including this featured prayer:
“Dear God, Please help me to hate White people. Or at least to want to hate them” is the depraved supplication offered to the Almighty in an entry of a recently published devotional.
On April 3, a woman picked up this prayer book while she was shopping at Target. The devotional book, titled “A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal” is number one on Amazon’s Christian Meditation Worship & Devotion section and is a New York Times bestseller.
In today’s world, this irrationality makes sense. Dennis Prager’s best selling books in the Rational Bible series are unworthy of mention on the New York Times best sellers list.