Sunday, August 16, 2015

Billionaires and Big Business prove that America has become a PLUTOCRACY

 (Goldman Sachs Tower)
Sisters and Brothers!

I think I've finally figured this same-sex marriage thing out!
There are many, many articles now available which track America's amazing opinion shift with regards to same sex marriage.  Some even mention the salient point that, during the shift, America's 's biggest same sex marriage boosters have been  its billionaires and their big businesses Pundits are 'shocked' that the public opinion follows the big money so closely!  Although most claim that it is vice versa.

Friends, we are now in an atmosphere where if a state, like Indiana or Arkansas, tries to protect the rights of small mom-and-pop businesses to continue business as they always have, then billionaires  and their big businesses rush in to threaten lawmakers with economic sanctions. As they say, threats of little people's livelihoods,  threatening them with living outdoors and starvation, these are all  great incentives to enlightenment! AND it is  Godzilla versus Bambi when Walmart and Microsoft gang up against mom-and-pop!

As a 'right-winger'  it pains me to state what my left wing friends have been warning me about for years.  'follow the money'!!!!   I fear we are in the grips of a
PLUTOCRACY:  a country or society governed by the wealthy. 

If no presidential candidate can address this, nor offer a solution--like perhaps taxing the billions of dollars of accumulated wealth these people and their endowments have sitting around that they use to  threaten us with,--- then I'm just not interested!  I don't want the zillionaires' money, I just don't want it used against me! It is possible to have too much  money!!!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Corpus Christi Bishop Michael Mulvey Reacted within hours of Same Sex Marriage Ruling

His Excellency..................................

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States of America sadly disregarded the natural moral law and the nature of marriage. By enshrining in our nation's laws a redefinition of marriage to include so-called same-sex "marriage", our Supreme Court has ignored the reality that marriage is a union of one man and one woman in a permanent loving relationship. The profound wonder of this natural structure is most especially seen in the sexual complementarity of husband and wife that, in its nature, brings forth new human life.
This redefinition affects us all since marriage is the bedrock of the family and the family, in turn, is the foundation of society. While marriage is indeed an intimate union between a man and a woman, it is a relationship that has profound public importance as well. From families come the future members of society. As St. John Paul II profoundly reminded us, "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."
Our concern about this decision by the Supreme Court is not based on prejudice or discrimination. In fact, we believe and hold that every human person has an innate dignity that must be respected. Motivated by a love for all and for our society, we affirm the truth that marriage is based on nature and cannot be redefined by politicians, the legislature, or even the courts under pressure from changing societal attitudes or popular opinion polls.
The role of legitimate authority, instead, is to recognize, strengthen, and most importantly protect the reality about marriage.
It will be necessary for us to pray more intensely for our country and its citizens. We in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi are committed to strengthening our pastoral care of marriage and family life, while respecting the dignity of those with same-sex attraction. By uniting and not dividing, we can better assist each other on the road to salvation with truth, compassion and love............

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hank Williams tells it like it is!!!

There's something about the American South that makes it a natural ally to Catholicism.  This is even though it is overwhelmingly Protestant.  I think Pius IX sensed this when he wrote  Jefferson Davis after the South had resoundingly lost the  Civil War.  Why is this?

I think the South holds dear and maintains a handful of virtues to which more secular, sophisticated east/west coast and 'northern' people have long since turned up their noses.  Things like patriotism and personal honor.  It's hero's, men like Tom Landry and Robert E. Lee, have been above all devout Christians who knew how to keep their lives centered on one thing

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pope Francis goes all in for Malthus and Zero Population Growth

Pontifical Academy statement

(Quotes in italics)

Unsustainable consumption coupled with a record human population and the uses of inappropriate technologies are causally linked with the destruction of the world’s sustainability and resilience.......To save as much of the sustainable fabric of the world as possible, we need to take many steps, among them reaching a level and sustainable population; .......

[[the Pope's document even goes onto claim]].............BLUE WHALE POPULATION NINETY NINE PERCENT DECREASE...... [[[ this seems to be contradicted here..]]]..california blue whales at 97 percent of historic levels

Regardless of the current number of blue whales, the Pope's chart seeks to link human population and  carbon emissions with their demise.  That is total horse manure!  Whales have been recovering and multiplying since the 1960's after restrictions were imposed on their hunting.  It is indisputable that whale population has greatly increased along with our carbon emissions and our own human population explosion since the 1960's!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Photos from Chilean Abuser-Priest Karadima's Church

With all the talk about Pope Francis' refusal to listen to Father Karadima's sexual abuse victims...
ABC news article about Francis' Karadima/Barros/Errazuriz problem...

 AND with the hinting around that Karadima was/ is some kind of traditionalist.  I thought it might be enlightening to look at the Church which was his center of operations for so many decades.

Perhaps you all can correct me if I am in error here, but I believe these are a couple of photos from the Church 'De El Bosque' in Santiago. Yes, at least there are vaulted ceilings.......but

1. Where is the Tabernacle?  AND

2. (most importantly for the purpose of this blog) Where is the ALTAR RAILING?

It seems to me that such a sanctuary layout --typical of post conciliar, versus-populum, priest-centered worship--is designed to eradicate kneeling during Holy Communion.