October 24, 2013
Your uncle is, as you know, a little—how shall we say?—distracted right now, and as I am considered something of an expert when it comes to Christians of the Catholic variety, I’ve been asked to help out a little.
I’ve looked at the files on your man, and you need to be extremely careful here. The believers on what the humans call the “left” of their church are easy. We’ve managed to convince them that salvation is to be found in social programs, liberal politics, and making jokes about conservatives. We’ve done a wonderful job in making it all about politics for them—all about the good they think they can do—and the angrier they become at those they see as their earthly enemies, the further they move away from their god. It’s very successful, and such great fun too. The joke is that they hardly change anything anyway, but the better and more pompous they feel about themselves the less humble and more strident they are, and that makes our enemy even more upset and disappointed.
Anyway, more about that and them later. You see, your little man is of the other variety, the conservatives. They’re much more tricky. They’ve seen through our propaganda campaign—“everything in the past was wrong”, “we have to change with the times”, “intelligent people don’t believe that” and so on. We’ve tried using doubt, confusion, fear, and the truly delicious “apathy” but it doesn’t work on them. So, let me suggest another approach. It’s what I like to call nostalgia. Try to make them confuse Catholicism with history, and faith with living in the past. It’s quite funny actually, and at times some of their more conservative Masses look more like auditions for a BBC costume drama than gatherings of the flock about to be fed His body and His blood.
You have to be careful though. Some of them are the strongest and most fearless of the damnable tribe, and they are there precisely for the continuity and the tradition in the best sense, the real sense, in His sense. It makes me so mad! But not all of them—oh no, no, no. Some are there because they have cultivated a mock cynicism, looking down from some moralistic pedestal of their own creation so as to spit their contempt on the ordinary Catholics below, whom they tend to dislike even more than our good, fine friends the atheists.
Read the rest here: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/2665/a_diabolical_nostalgic_plan.aspx#disqus_thread
4:00 – Kresta Comments
5:00 – The Obamacare Debacle and How We Can Still Serve the Least Among Us
Kathleen Sebelius was on Capitol Hill today testifying about the horrendous roll-out of Obamacare, the health insurance marketplace, and the future of the legislation. Paul Propson, Executive Director of Covenant Community Care, knows these issues well and is here to answer questions like; wopis going to benefit from the changes in the health insurance marketplace?; How is employer sponsored coverage being affected?; Who currently is eligible for Medicaid and who will be eligible in the future?;Will Medicare recipients be affected by these changes
5:40 – “Marriage Isn’t Easy, But It’s Beautiful,” Says Pope Francis
Pope Francis addressed the meeting of the Pontifical Council of the Family this past weekend. In part, he said “The Catholic Church must help young people understand that marriage isn’t always easy, but it is so beautiful.” Dr Greg Popcak is here to look at the habits couples need to establish in the early years of marriage to create a firm foundation for lasting love. We talk about what makes Catholic marriage unique and why God wants each couples marriage to be the greatest love story ever told.
You’ve probably been asked about the “what” when it comes to your bucket list; top goals to accomplish, dreams to fulfill, or fantasy items to obtain before you kick the proverbial bucket. Maybe it’s the chance to own that villa in Italy or the south of France. Maybe it’s finally taking that dream cruise or going on that African safari. But how m...
1. Thousands of Catholic families from around the world gathered at the Vatican over the weekend to celebrate the Year of Faith with Pope Francis.
2. On Saturday evening, a small group of children was invited to sit on the pope’s platform to listen to speakers from across the world speak about their faith and families.
3. While representatives from more than 80 countries addressed the pope, a little boy walked onto the stage to say hello.
5. Pope Francis was visibly amused when the child stayed on the stage instead of returning to his seat on the steps.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.
Asked by another reporter how repeated statements by Obama to the contrary weren’t “misleading,” Hoyer said “I don’t think the message was wrong. I think the message was accurate. It was not precise enough…[it] should have been caveated with – ‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.’”
Hoyer noted that people losing access to their current plans are mostly in the individual market, which is a small segment of the overall market. He also argued that requiring those plans to follow new mandates and regulations was important for ensuring those plans included “adequate coverage so the public would not have to be on the hook for serious illnesses or other illnesses.”
Read the rest here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362484/top-dem-admits-we-knew-jonathan-strong#!
The teen was abducted from her local village in the Punjab province while she was walking to Koran lessons.
Her father Siddique Mughal told police his daughter had been taken, but they refused to cooperate, Outlook India reported.
The men took the young girl to an isolated place and raped her and then buried her alive as they believed she died during the brutal attack.
But the girl managed to dig her way out the muddy grave and caught the attention of passers-by who helped her to a local medical center.
“Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food”
Paul Joseph Watson
October 29, 2013