Monday, March 22, 2010

Coincidentally?


Today marks the Feast of the great English martyr, St. Nicholas Owen. St. Nicholas, a Jesuit lay-brother, was the famous builder of "priest-holes" and hiding places all over England during the terrible persecution of the Church. All the persecution was, of course, introduced by Parliament, with properly constituted law. My parishioners often smile indulgently when I tell them that, someday, they might have to hide me when laws are introduced here. Coincidentally(?), interesting legislation was passed last night in Congress which, despite all talk of "Executive Orders" will usher in the worst onslaught on the unborn since the infamous 'Roe v. Wade.' Next, as several Democrats have already said is on their agenda, comes the overturning of the Hyde Amendment. Start training in carpentry and hole building - St. Nicholas Owen, pray for us!

7 comments:

JD Curtis said...

Right. No kidding. Federally funded abortion on demand. He promised it. Link Now in office, it looks like he's going to deliver it

gemoftheocean said...

....JD.... these people are insane. And they WILL be thrown out Nov 2nd, and we'll have to wait until Jan 21 to see the back of them.

IF there are still elections. And if there aren't? The second ammendment is our backup for the 1st amendment. That's the ONE part of the economy that has been like a sky rocket.

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Jane said...

JD Curtis:

Agreed, but 'deliver'is rather an unfortunate word!

Father: On the subject of St. Nicholas, so clever and ingenious was he, that in England we think there must be many Priest-holes as yet undiscovered. We beg his intercession that they will never again be needed..........

Chris B said...

gemoftheocean: ....JD.... these people are insane. And they WILL be thrown out Nov 2nd...IF there are still elections.


You're on a blog celebrating delusions of persecution, getting nervous about a threat to democracy that exists entirely within your own imagination...and "they" are the insane ones?!?!

gemoftheocean said...

Earth to Chris: while the last statement was a bit of hyperbole re: elections, it is becoming increasingly clear that practising members of main stream faiths ARE being targeted in the US. We're going to be forced to pay for everyone's abortion. We're going to be forced to pay for the pushing of euthanizing the old. What happened Sunday night wasn't about "health care" it was about control over who lives, who dies, who gets rationed what. Because that's where they are going.

In Massachusetts just recently, someone had proposed an amendment attached to a "education" bill to make any speech which questioned homosexual lifestyle as NOT being "normal" was essentially a hate monger, and could be liable for damages. Lovely. A priest, minster, etc. would have had to worry about being tossed in jail if the contents of a sermon didn't agree with the liberal nomenklatura. It was beaten back.

clergymen here can sign a couple's official wedding license. It was proposed somewhere that a person with such power to officially witness a state document like that must take on all comers. Including gay couples. Or they couldn't officially marry ANYONE. It failed, but the stunt was tried. But anti=Christian left will keep coming, bet on it.

In Sunday nights congressional session, Dems. gloated: "we make up the rules as we go along" not a few people in this country knew the Rubicon had been crossed. This is NOT what our forefathers fought to defend. "Majority rule" can sometimes be mob rule - that was mob rule we witnessed - They can ram any damn thing they want from now until next January. Legislatures are filled with people who hate the church and do everything they can to undermine every moral teaching. In California, they initialy tried to get the Catholic church to answer charges of supposed child molestation that happened over FIFTY years ago. FAR beyond the statue of limitations. A higher court pulled them up short on that one - but the fact that they tried that stunt at all is shocking. In another court case a prosecutor tried to introduce evidence in a court case which violated a clergy/penitent privilege which have been long recognized. I.E. the state secretly taped a prisoners confession to a priest and then use it in court as evidence.

Some places (San Francisco for one) MANDATE that businesses MUST offer health care coverage to a gay person's "partner." Inlucding churches.. What about making up rules that there is no freedom of conscience clause for an obgyn NOT to perform abortions? Ditto requiring a potential obgyn to learn how to do an abortion in order to get certified. Some places have tried that. How long is that going to take at the rate we're going?

Is Fr. Owl being a little over the top? For now, in a way, yes. But then in 1925 who would have guessed the German state would have legalized pushing Jews in a gas oven to die was "legal."

Fr, Owl is reminding people to not take things for granted and not get complacent. It *could* happen here if people don't take action to vote these bastards out.

How about the attempt to destroy Catholic adoption agencies by forcing them out of business?, as in the UK? Some states have tried that here.

Some states have tried to go after homeschoolers. Various states have tried different stunts to curtail it, or make it very difficult to do so.

Freedom doesn't normally topple in a day - but there is a long lead up to it. I suggest, if we don't put a stop to the "hate speech" laws which tamp down free speach there will be a revolt.

IS Orwell's "Animal Farm" out of fashion over there? Standard reading when I was in secondary school. I suggest you read it if you haven't.

[Congrats, Fr. Owl, you're "one of us" now - you fully understand how this country is being undermined by these thugs.]

Chris B said...

gemoftheocean: We're going to be forced to pay for everyone's abortion. We're going to be forced to pay for the pushing of euthanizing the old.


Citations, please. I'm interested in facts, not paranoid fantasies, and evidence is a great way to tell the difference. Got any?


clergymen here can sign a couple's official wedding license. It was proposed somewhere that a person with such power to officially witness a state document like that must take on all comers. Including gay couples. Or they couldn't officially marry ANYONE. It failed, but the stunt was tried. But anti=Christian left will keep coming, bet on it.

So, to you, saying that the law must recognize all equally is somehow unchristian? What do you think of Brown v. Board of Education?

Listen to yourself: you claim you're being discriminated against because people are trying to stop you from discriminating against people. That doesn't even make sense.

If Christians start getting rounded up and executed or thrown in camps, I'll oppose it. But if they're just whining about being made to treat gay people fairly, I'm not sympathetic; I tend to side with a genuinely persecuted minority over a majority that imagines it's persecuted.