ACORN promotes the Black Lives Matter thing

Remember ACORN? Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now It was morphed into all sorts of affiliated groups.

It seems that ACORN is involved in the hate-promoting Black Lives Matter thing… and therefore, probably, killing cops.

From the Washington Times or should that be Nacotchtank Times:

Hired Black Lives Matter protesters start #CutTheCheck after being stiffed by ACORN successor group

Hired protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement have started a #CutTheCheck hashtag and held a sit-in at the offices for the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in Missouri after the group allegedly stopped paying them.

FrontPage Magazine reports that Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) has been paying protesters $5,000 a month to demonstrate in Ferguson. Last week, hired protesters who haven’t been paid held a sit-in at MORE’s offices and posted a demand letter online.

MORE is the re-branded Missouri branch of ACORN, which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010, FrontPage reported. MORE and other groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have received millions of dollars from billionaire financier George Soros.

The group Millennial Activists United posted a letter on their blog demanding MORE “cut the checks” to demonstrators.

“Early in the movement, non-profit organization MORE, formerly known as the St. Louis chapter of ACORN, and local St. Louis organization Organization for Black Struggle created a joint account in which national donors from all over the world have donated over $150,000 to sustain the movement,” the letter read. “Since then, the poor black [sic] of this movement who served as cash generators to bring money into St. Louis have seen little to none of that money.


This Black Lives Matter thing is part of the chaos that certain people want and need in order to break society down and rebuild it according to their own image and notions for a new world.

Believe me: That new world image doesn’t involve a happy earthly life for you and for me.

At Frontpage we find:

MORE and other groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have received millions of dollars from radical America-hating financier George Soros (net worth: $24 billion). In the fall MORE even created an Amazon wedding registry so supporters could donate rioting supplies. And yesterday it was reported that hip hop performer Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé (combined net worth: over $1 billion) wired tens of thousands of dollarsto help bail out protesters jailed in the Black Lives Matter riots in Ferguson and Baltimore. Perhaps that money went to MORE.

You LEOs out there who read this blog: keep your heads on a swivel.  I’m sure readers here will join me in saying the St. Michael Prayer for you.

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Rename Washington DC while you’re at it!

So the First Gay President is now renaming mountains. It isn’t to be named after a Republican President anymore.

Wasn’t Washington DC originally the place of the Nacotchtank?

I demand that the District be renamed!

Nacotchtank DC!

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ASK FATHER: Prayers for a sick pet

From a reader…

My 10 year old Golden Retriever is in rough shape. How far is too far when praying for pets? What is a Catholic to do when his pet is sick or in danger of death? Is praying appropriate?

I’m sorry for your news.  We can get so very attached to pets.  That’s why I don’t have one.

Hmmm… how might this go?

O Lord, heal faithful Fido, who has heeled so well during his life; or, if it not be Your will that this good heeler should be well healed, may his suffering end and end quickly.

There are not many occasions in which prayer is inappropriate.

Praying to be able to sin more effectively (“O Lord, please make Jenny write more clearly so I can cheat off her test,”) would be inappropriate. Praying for the truly impossible might be inappropriate as well (“St. Joseph, through your intercession, ask God to let me square this circle.”).

Praying for a situation that seems impossible is the meat and potatoes of prayer!

Praying for one’s sick pets, if done with reasonable restraint, is okay. The Lord has given human beings stewardship over the Earth and the critters that inhabit it.  Many of the good things of the Earth become dear to us. They bring us happiness.  They can help to bring us closer to God and to praise Him (which is their purpose, after all).

Offering a prayer for a sick pet, asking a priest to bless a sick pet (not to confer the sacrament of unction, mind you, but to bless, and preferably using the classic Roman Ritual) are appropriate. Having a Mass offered for a sick pet would be inappropriate. Organizing a novena and procession for a sick pet would be disproportionately inappropriate.

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Church Music: sacred and… not so much

I received the latest issue of Sacred Music today.  May I recommend that you subscribe?  HERE  There is so much good, artistic and sacred music that we could use in our liturgical worship.  Alas, so much of what we hear is unworthy of both occasion and place.

Speaking of lousy music in church, I received this from a reader.  It isn’t often that you see a parody song actually written out.

15_08_31 I am the bread of life verse

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!” – Texas Deputy Murdered for being LEO

This is all over the news now. Though I am a little late on this, I ask for your prayers for the officer and his family.

From FNC:

The alleged gunman who murdered a Texas deputy unleashed 15 shots at close range, emptying the entire clip [magazine!] of his .40 caliber pistol and another bullet loaded in the chamber as he stood over the dead cop, according to Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson.


It seems that Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was killed for no other reason than that he was a Law Enforcement Officer.

Despicable doesn’t begin to describe the adjectives running through my head.

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You might recognize one of these clerics (I saw the photo on Facebook and couldn’t resist). I think they are saying their office using phone apps.


Caption, anyone?

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?

Let us know!

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Welcome Aboard New Registrants!

To participate in the combox here, you must be registered and approved (by me).

Since the blog is under constant attack by spammers and nefarious ne’er-do-wells, I use the “about you” field in particular to screen registrations.

Welcome aboard recent registrants! (I think I got everyone.)

james huffaker
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Mary of Carmel
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Br. Ambrose OSB


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Nuns On The Bus III: Another tired sequel of the Magisterium of Nuns

From super-liberal RNS:

New ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour to highlight Pope Francis’ US visit and agenda


“Obviously, Pope Francis’ message is exactly what we’ve been doing for 43 years,” Campbell said. “Having that affirmation is hugely supportive.”

But, she added, “what’s important is that we continue to do the mission regardless of how it goes,” and whatever the hierarchy says.

Does this pass the smell test?

The nuns’ mission seems to be, in fact, to piss off the hierarchy.

The Pope has said some strong things about abortion and about “gender theory”. The nuns reveal no solidarity with Pope Francis on those issues.

Will we hear a peep from them in defense of marriage and the unborn or will their silence demonstrate their fear to stand with the Church on homosexuality, fidelity to matrimony, and defense of the unborn?

I think we all know the answers.

No, they operate in terms of what is political and what promotes the Magisterium of Nuns, over and against the US Catholic Bishops.

Speaking of “the nuns”, let’s not forget the classic…


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My View For While: Domum

Again… back to home and hearth.


Well… home and hot plate.


Well that was pretty dreadful.

Now for Round 2.


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