The Vatican: a beautiful house of God

In answer to last night’s display by the White House “tagger” we offer our version of a House of God we can take refuge in.



Catholics Must Return To Traditional Latin Mass

Catholics Must Return To The Traditional Latin Mass

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against the Church.  Again.

Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court is a political statement against decency.

Children are no longer protected by the laws of the State.

God bless the dissenters:  Alito, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas.

Why the traditional Latin Mass?

The prayers said by the priest are from God.

Pre-Vatican II Teachings Every Catholic Knew:

Sins Crying To Heaven For Vengeance

Willful murder – The sin of Sodom – Oppression of the poor – Defrauding laborers of their wages.

Nine Way of Being Accessory to Another’s Sin

By counsel – By command – By consent – By provocation – By praise or flattery – By concealment – By partaking – By silence – By defense of the ill done.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Pride – Covetousness – Lust – Anger – Gluttony – Envy – Sloth

Four Last Things To Be Remembered

Death – Judgment – Hell – Heaven

We are in the world but not of the world.

Abortion Promotion Bully Bill Passes CA Senate Committee

Sacramento June 24, 2015

California Senate Committee on Health just passed AB 775 .  The full assembly passed the bill on May 25.

Known by pro-lifers as the Bully Bill, the vote was 6 yays, 2 nos.

The author is Assembly Member David Chiu (D-San Francisco).  His website has more information.  He approved a link to Pregnancy Resource Lies, managed by NARAL.

The bill goes to the Senate for a full vote soon.


U.S. Senate Bill could ‘nudge’ the elderly to choose premature death

S. 1549 The Care Planning Act of 2015 Introduced in U.S. Senate

Two Articles:

1.  Care Planning Act Introduced in U.S. Senate by Wesley Smith


This bill would – no doubt in my mind – enable Compassion and Choices [C & C] to meet its ambition of becoming the Planned Parenthood of death by receiving government/insurance funding. From the bill:
C) The requirements established by the Secretary under subparagraph (A)(ii) shall include a requirement that interdisciplinary team members (except for the chosen chaplain, minister, or personal religious or spiritual advisor) have training and experience in delivering person-directed planning services and in team-based delivery of services for individuals with dementing illness and individuals with a serious or life threatening illness.

C & C primarily pushes assisted suicide, but also pretends to be about such counseling. It has worked with federal legislators before on worming itself into federal funding. If passed, I believe his bill would give the organization access to Medicare funds.

Last week, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) introduced S. 1549, the Care Planning Act of 2015, to use federal tax dollars to pay health care professionals to counsel older people in deciding whether to accept or reject life-preserving medical treatment, food and fluids.

On its face, S. 1549 purports to promote neutral, fully informed “advance care planning” that will assist patients to implement their own values in legally valid directives. Unfortunately, however, there is abundant evidence, documented in the March 2015 NRLC report “The Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning,” that a combination of cost pressures and the ideological commitment of a significant number of health care providers to hastening death for those deemed to have a “poor quality of life” would in practice lead to many federally funded advance care planning sessions being used to exercise subtle – or not-so-subtle – pressure to agree to reject life-preserving treatment.

Entities conducting such programs openly boast of how much money they have saved insurance companies by inducing patients to reject expensive life-saving medical treatment. Advocates believe it will save Medicare money as well.

The pervasive focus of the Institute of Medicine September 2014 report “Dying in America” is summed up in its statement, “Because most people who participate in effective advance care planning choose maximizing independence and quality of life over living longer, advance care planning can potentially save health care costs . . . .”  (What this statement effectively means is that the Institute of Medicine report authors expect that “most people” receiving advance care planning counseling will come to agree they would rather die than live with dependence or a poor quality of life, and therefore will agree to forego expensive treatment that could preserve their lives when they are “not worth living.”)

West Coast Pro-Life admits there are no specific citations of C&C in the bill.  But we found this:

Following is a preliminary list of organizations that have endorsed the Care Planning Act:

  • AARP
  • AARP – Virginia
  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation
  • AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
  • American Association for Long Term Care Nursing
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Health Care Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Augusta Health
  • Cambia Health Solutions and the Cambia Foundation
  • Capital Caring
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute
  • Coalition to Transform Advanced Care
  • Compassion and Choices

Read the full list and more at National Association for Home Care & Hospice.

Los Angeles: Archbishop Gomez, assisted suicide bill is empty compassion

For Archbishop Gomez, assisted suicide bill is empty compassion :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

.- People suffering from terminal illness deserve true compassion and care – not violence, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said as the California legislature’s assisted suicide bill advances.

“It is a failure of public leadership and moral imagination to respond to human suffering by making it easier for people to kill themselves,” he said in his June 9 column for The Tidings.

Assisted suicide offers a “hollow” compassion, Archbishop Gomez said.

“Helping someone to die – even if that person asks for that help – is still killing. And killing is not compassion, it is killing,” he said. “It is responding to the needs of our neighbors with indifference, with the cold comfort of death.”

He called for California to become “a vanguard of true compassion for the dying.”


Planned Parenthood Insider Now Works for Assisted Suicide Group |

Planned Parenthood Insider Now Works for Assisted Suicide Group |


When Compassion & Choices, formerly The Hemlock Society, convened its June 2012 conference, former Planned Parenthood insider Theresa Connor, now director of government affairs with the assisted suicide group, was a featured speaker. She was public policy director for PP in Washington state for 15 years and instituted the research and strategy behind the 2001 Erickson v. Bartell case “that required employers’ insurance plans to cover prescription birth control under anti-discrimination laws.

Connor joined Compassion & Choices’ president, Barbara Coombs Lee, author of Oregon’s “Death with Dignity” Act, were co-speakers at the conference on “the strategies for success in affirming and protecting end-of-life liberty, including aid in dying in the states.”

“Learn how you, as an end-of-life advocate,” the program says, “can work with reproductive justice and LGBT allies to defeat refusal legislation at the state and federal levels.” The topic of the presentation was “Legislating Medicine and Morality.”