Category Archives: Emanations from Penumbras

14 ‘c’atholic Senators SUPPORT ABORTION past 20 weeks

Canonist Ed Peters has picked up on something Fr. Longenecker has done.   I’ll add my voice.
From Peters’ excelleny canon law blog In The Light Of The Law.
About those Bloody 14 [allow me slightly to change the format, for effect]

Cantwell (WA);
Collins … Continue reading

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#March4Life numbers and Pres. Trump’s words

LifeSite has posted the text of Pres. Trump’s address to the March for Life.
Highlights…
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The March for Life is a movement born out of love: you love your families; you love your neighbors; you love our nation; and you love every … Continue reading

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DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 2: Forward MARCH!

Today before the rally on the mall we grabbed some sandwiches at a nearby cafe and headed out.
Perfect weather.
We parked ourselves near the speakers stand, but also near to a flag from my native place.

It was great to hear Pres. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition

I’m off to the nation’s capital, where at least one good thing will be accomplished on Friday: the 2018 March For Life.
Among other events, I will probably attend the TLM at St. Mary’s and the customary meet up afterward across … Continue reading

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2018 March For Life – Plenary Indulgence

CNA reports that those who participate in the March For Life in Washington DC can gain a plenary indulgence.
Participating in the March for Life? There’s an indulgence for that.
Washington D.C., Jan 7, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics participating … Continue reading

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Head exploding juxtapositions (literal and figurative)

Here’s a jocular head exercise for the readership.
Today I saw a video (sent by an old staffer of the COL Forum) about drone warfare.
It’s terrifying. Watch this, please, and try not to freak out about the potential misuse of this … Continue reading

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MUST READ: Carl Olsen on the #USCCB17 Pro-Life committee vote!

Today’s must fulfill assignment is to go to Catholic World Report and to read thoroughly Carl Olsen’s piece about lib aspirations for the USCCB election of the Pro-Life committee chair and their subsequent spittle-flecked nutty.
Olsen brings in the analysis of several other writers, … Continue reading

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@TuckerCarlson interviews pro-lifer @LilaGraceRose about Twitter double-standard BIAS toward Big Business Abortion Planned Parenthood

While the first minute will irritate you, really tune in for Tucker Carlson’s interview with pro-life leader Lila Rose about Twitter’s incredible double-standard.

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Archd. Kansas City breaks with Girl Scouts, tied to Big Business Abortion provider Planned Parenthood, etc.

I was alerted to a statement (HERE) from His Excellency Most Reverend Joseph Naumann that the Archdiocese of Kansas City (Kansas) is instructing parishes to cut their ties with the Girl Scouts because of their support of Big Business Abortion – Planned … Continue reading

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PETITION: Gathering signatures to thank Pres. Trump for DEFUNDING Planned Parenthood

Pres. Trump has made YHUGE moves against Big Business Abortion, especially Planned Parenthood.  It’s gonna be beautiful.  Believe me.
There is a “petition” you can sign to say “Thank you!” for cutting off tax payers’ dollar for Big Business Abortion, Planned … Continue reading

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Monday was a good day, so was Tuesday

Monday was a Good News day. HERE
I read that the US House of Representatives passed a bill today. Among other things, this bill also chips away at Obamacare.
From CNA:
US House votes to permanently ban federal abortion funding
Washington D.C., Jan 24, … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Paul Ehrlich to speak at the VATICAN?

UPDATE 9 Feb:
From LifeSite:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Pro-abort population controller ‘thrilled’ with direction Francis is taking Church
February 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview that he is “thrilled” with … Continue reading

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28 Dec – Childermas – The Holy Innocents: “They were the Church’s first blossoms”

Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents.
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.
O sisters too, How may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling,
For whom we do sing,
By … Continue reading

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Some clarity about the faculty Francis gave priests to “absolve the sin of abortion”

At CNN we find a story about how Pope Francis extended to priests indefinitely the ability to absolve the sin of abortion. He had hitherto given it only for the Year of Mercy, which is now closed.
(CNN)Pope Francis has extended … Continue reading

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MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU VOTE! One of the BEST sermons I’ve ever heard – ACTION ITEM!

This is astonishingly good.  Listen to EVERY word… especially before you vote.
This sermon was delivered by the Rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Fr. John Lankeit.  I have written about him before.

I may just steal this word … Continue reading

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Elections Issues: “So what is a parish priest to do?”

This is an interesting bit of news that touches on many point of interest as we rocket to Election Day.
From an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal.
Editorial: Archbishop reacts to priest’s abortion letter
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at … Continue reading

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DePaul University Pres. Fr. Dennis Holtschneider prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters

UPDATE:
See the write up on this in the Detroit News.
When pro-life students at the largest Catholic university in America set out to recruit others to their cause, they probably didn’t expect a Catholic cleric to brand them bigots for it.
But that’s … Continue reading

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Hillary: ”I admire Margaret Sanger enormously… there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her”

I saw an intriguing post online called: Who said it: Adolf Hitler or Margaret Sanger?
Quotes are offered. Guess who said it.
May I observe that Hillary Clinton thinks that Margaret Sanger was wonderful?  She is is “awe” of her.  We can … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 29th Ordinary Sunday: “bear with me” – Pregnancy and Glory

I am on a pilgrimage in Italy now with a pro-life group.  I’ve heard stories that have made male members of the group tear up and stop talking.  Between great churches and restaurants and museums, the pilgrims have also visited … Continue reading

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An Archbishop speaks: “What should Catholics do when we vote in November?”

When Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver was a medical student, he had a couple harrowing run ins with abortion.  He reflects on these dreadful experiences and applies them to how to choose how to vote in the presidential election.  HERE
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