House Democrats Pass Extreme Abortion Bill – Fr. Frank Pavone Responds

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Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement today:

“It’s no surprise that every House Democrat but one voted this morning in favor of removing every protection for the unborn and their mothers by approving H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act. As Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) noted in her statement prior to the vote, ‘Make no mistake, no woman is protected under this bill.’

“In fact, as we know from our experience with Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More, the provisions of this bill would unleash incalculable damage and despair on women and their families nationwide, not to mention the crushing and dismembering of their babies.

“Two key points among many arise this morning:

“First, no Republican voted for this measure and every Democrat but one voted for it. Like it or not, the divide over abortion has become more…

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Rubio Targets Woke Corporations

Haven’t read through how they intend to *REACH* this goal, but I do like the idea of “but it sounds nice” not being a free pass to avoid the legal responsibilities to properly care for the financial responsibilities. Directly donating company cash to a favored group wouldn’t be allowed; damaging value to support them shouldn’t, either.

That said, I can easily see ways to screw this up….

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Fairfax, Va.-U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced theMind Your Own Business Act, which would enable shareholders to hold woke corporations accountable.

Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in support of the measure:

“Woke corporations seem to be jumping over each other to prove who is willing to give more money or change corporate direction to accommodate a loud group of far left activists who are characterized as ‘stakeholders.’ Senator Marco Rubio has introduced legislation which would require these corporations to justify these actions based upon the fiduciary responsibility they have to shareholders (who actually are the owners of the company and have an expectation that profit will be the primary focus).

“Americans for Limited Government strongly supports Senator Rubio’s leadership on this important issue. Pensioners, those who hope to retire someday and other investors have a right to expect…

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Which Medical Ethics for Granny?

Wesley J. Smith pointed this out, saying: “The obligatory official proclamations didn’t mention that suicide is now promoted widely in the media, popular culture, and by political activists seeking to legalize so-called ‘death with dignity’ or ‘aid in dying.’” Smith’s analysis includes the fact that Biden’s document barely mentions serious illness as a reason for suicide and fails to “mention that laws allowing facilitated suicide impede the effective prevention of those suicides and insidiously send a wider nihilistic message that self-killing [is] an acceptable answer to suffering.”

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By Judie Brown, American Life League

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden issued a “Proclamation on World Suicide Prevention Day.” But Biden failed to include assisted suicide in the document.

Wesley J. Smith pointed this out,saying: “The obligatory official proclamations didn’t mention that suicide is nowpromoted widelyin the media, popular culture, and by political activists seeking to legalize so-called ‘death with dignity’ or ‘aid in dying.’” Smith’s analysis includes the fact that Biden’s document barely mentions serious illness as a reason for suicide and fails to “mention that laws allowing facilitated suicide impede the effective prevention of those suicides and insidiously send a wider nihilistic message that self-killing [is] an acceptable answer to suffering.”

This should be a concern for every committed pro-life American because the facts indicate that the elderly aremost vulnerableto the drumbeat…

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EWTN 9/11 Memorial Mass

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For some reason, the EWTN Mass today is showing up as “unlisted” on YouTube. So here’s a link.

As usual, EWTN’s choir and music direction was amazing and on point for the occasion. The propers are appropriate too.

Later today, there will be a 10:30 memorial Mass for firefighters at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. So I’ll link it here now. Here’s a link to their Mass from this morning.

If you need a big organ and a big New York solemnity, this channel is what you want. All Cathedral Masses today are being offered for the 2996.

And because we need to remember the other September 11, I’m linking Sabaton’s “Winged Hussars” song, about how Poland’s cavalry arrived unlooked-for, just when Vienna was about to fall.

Eternal rest grant upon them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

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September 9, 1942: Lookout Air Raid

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What is more interesting, and encouraging in what it says about human nature, is that twenty years after the bombings, in 1962, Fujita was invited to Brookings, the town nearest the bombings. After the Japanese government ascertained that there was no intention of attempting to try Fujita as a war criminal, Fujita went. He was made Grand Marshal of the local Azalea Festival. Fujita gave the town a 400 year old samurai sword from his family as a token of regret. (He had intended to commit seppuku with it if his reception had been unfriendly.)

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One of the more daring air raids of World War II, on September 9, 1942 a Japanese float plane piloted by Warrant Office Nobou Fujita took off from the I-25 , a Japanese submarine, that was off Cape Blanco on the southwestern Oregon coast. The intention was to drop two incendiary bombs to start forest fires.    Fujita dropped both bombs, one of which exploded, in the Siskiyou National Forest.  The ensuing forest fire was minor and easily put out, the forest being damp from recent rains, and Howard “Razz” Gardner manning a fire lookout tower having spotted the plane as it conducted the bombing.  Fujita flew back to the I-25.  On September 29 Fujita made a second attack which caused only negligible damage.

Although one has to appreciate the daring of the Japanese involved, this operation barely deserves footnote status as the only time the continental United States has been bombed by an enemy power.  What is more interesting, and…

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Reblog: Books, Schools, & What’s Appropriate


From Nocturnal Lives:

 Puzzled and little concerned, he took the book to the desk and asked if they were aware where it had been shelved. The answer was “yes”. The author then asked the librarian if she was aware of its content, specifically the mistreatment (mass rape) of female POWs and more. Over the course of the conversation, he was basically asked if his daughter had been upset by reading the book. He said no (he didn’t have a daughter at the time) and the general response by the librarian was to ask why he was worried about the book then. When he explained he wrote the book, so he knew first-hand what was in it, the librarian backed down some and said she would bring it to her boss’ attention.

K, 1, a little worried the librarian thought only a GIRL would be upset by mass rape, and 2, I am totally not surprised that Mr. Weber would be this stand-up.

Ms. Green does a good write-up on the word games and considerations with ‘age appropriate’ using the above story as a jumping-off point; go read!

FDA Does a Bait and Switch with COVID Shots

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Despite whether these COVID shots are licensed or not, they cannot be mandatory under Title VII. In general, employee vaccine religious exemption requests must be accommodated, where a reasonable accommodation exists without undue hardship to the employer, pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Many people hold sincere religious beliefs against taking the COVID shots or taking those derived from or which used at any stage of the development aborted fetal cell lines.

Title VII defines the protected category of religion to include “all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as belief.” 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(j). Moreover, as the EEOC has made clear, Title VII’s protections also extend nonreligious beliefs if related to morality, ultimate ideas about life, purpose, and death. See EEOC, Questions and Answers: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace (June 7, 2008), (“Title VII’s protections also extend to those who are discriminated against or need accommodation because they profess no religious beliefs…Religious beliefs include theistic beliefs, i.e. those that include a belief in God as well as non-theistic ‘moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong which are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views.’ Although courts generally resolve doubts about particular beliefs in favor of finding that they are religious, beliefs are not protected merely because they are strongly held. Rather, religion typically concerns ‘ultimate ideas’ about ‘life, purpose, and death’”).

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The FDA has apparently tried to deceive people by issuing its two confusing letters without proper explanation. Despite the FDA’s slight of hand, there is currently no FDA approved COVID shot available in the United States. Even if there were an FDA approved COVID shot available, people still may request that employers, schools, and the military accommodate their sincerely held religious beliefs.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has done a bait and switch byannouncingit approved its “first COVID-19 vaccine” in order to push the “vaccine” mandates and protect the Pfizer pharmaceutical company from legal liability. However, there is currently no fully licensed COVID shot on the United States market.
Albeit confusing, and probably intentionally so, this summarizes the current status of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots:

  1. All existing Pfizer vials (in the hundreds of millions), remain under the federal Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) (meaning people have the “option to accept or refuse”);
  2. The third or “booster” Pfizer shot is identical to the above and remains under the EUA with limited use to certain categories of people;
  3. BioNTech received FDA approval for people ages 16 and above under the name Comirnaty, but there are no Comirnaty doses available in the United States;
  4. In other words, there is currently NO…

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