Sunday, May 22, 2022

Dr. Oz: Do NOT Count Legally Rejected Ballots!

Dr. Mehmet Oz’s campaign manager, Casey Contres, today released the following statement regarding challenges to legally rejected ballots:


“David McCormick has been a formidable opponent, but it is becoming obvious that he is likely going to come up short to Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately, the McCormick legal team is following the Democrats’ playbook, a tactic that could have long-term harmful consequences for elections in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is a clear contrast between Dr. Mehmet Oz’s efforts to secure America’s democratic process and John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee, who doesn’t even want to require Pennsylvanians to show ID to vote. As a party, and as a people, Dr. Mehmet Oz believes we must restore faith in our government institutions. 

“Dr. Mehmet Oz continues to respectfully allow Pennsylvania’s vote-counting process to take place and puts his faith in the Republican voters who we believe have chosen him as their nominee. That is why our campaign will oppose the McCormick legal team’s request that election boards ignore both Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court and state election law and accept legally rejected ballots. If Dr. Mehmet Oz is the nominee, he would appreciate David McCormick’s support, and every other Pennsylvanian, in defeating extreme liberal socialist John Fetterman who would prove nothing more than a rubber-stamp for Joe Biden’s failed policies.”

Saturday, May 21, 2022

It's A Flat Out LIE; Why Hasn't Twitter Removed It?

Sometimes, Ya Just Gotta Wonder . . .




 

We're Not Fans Of Bill Maher, But . . .

It's Quite A Calamity; Wouldn't You Agree?


 

A Courageous Decision That Deserves Support!

A very special message from Catholic Vote:


This decision took real courage.

 

Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco – announced that he has issued an interdict barring her from receiving the Eucharist due to her public and persistent activism in favor of abortion.

 

I suspect you may be thinking: it’s about time.

 

No doubt, this announcement is welcome. And yet it is not ultimately about politics or punishment. It’s about repentance, obedience, and the responsibility of every Catholic (including us!), but especially those in leadership or prominent lawmaking roles to uphold the timeless teachings of the Faith that we profess.

 

CONSIDER: Church law requires this. Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states clearly: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

 

Obstinate. Perseverant. Manifest (public). And grave.

 

Archbishop Cordileone had no choice.

 

I have no doubt that Archbishop Cordileone’s action was not undertaken lightly. In his public statement he cites his own repeated attempts to reach out to the California Democrat. She has refused to respond. And of course, since the Dobbs decision leak, she has doubled down on nearly two decades of public, unwavering support for abortion, while repeatedly citing her Catholic faith.  

 

FACT: Every shepherd of the Church has been given the solemn responsibility to teach, govern, and sanctify. The laws of the Church are clear. This action by Pelosi’s archbishop is intended to be medicinal – not vindictive. It is intended to invite her to repentance, so that she might return to full communion with the Church.


And we must pray fervently that she will do just that.

 

I understand the sense of long-overdue justice. Our spiritual family has suffered tremendously because of the repeated assaults on our Church by public officials who openly flaunt her teachings and give scandal.  

 

But I also know that this is not a time for celebrating. We cannot, and should not, celebrate anyone choosing to separate themselves from the life of the Church.

 

For this reason, I hope you will join me in three specific prayer requests:

 

- First, pray for Nancy Pelosi. Pray that she might respond to this invitation of repentance. The Holy Spirit doesn’t give up on anyone.

 

- Second, please pray for Archbishop Cordileone. No doubt he will be attacked by some even in our own Church, let alone the pro-abortion forces now on the march. This is a spiritual battle and he needs our prayers now.

 

- Third, let’s all pray for all pro-abortion Catholic politicians and their bishops. 

 

St. Thomas More, pray for us.

 

Brian Birch, President, catholicvote.org

Yes, Elections Really DO Have Consequences!


 

NO Holy Communion For Nancy Pelosi!

On Thursday, San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone formally notified Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion. Today Archbishop Cordileone released a public letter explaining why he took this step, as well as an accompanying letter to his priests.


UhOh: Watch Out For The UGLY Side Of Summer!

 


Summer seems to bring out the worst in people. Which is a shame because it's such a lovely season. 

And with warmer weather beckoning, it's time for a warning. So, here are ten summer scenes we've seen far, far too much of:

1) Tattoos. In recent years, we're seeing way, way too many tattoos. If you want to deface your body, that's your business. But we'd rather not have to look at it. So, keep it covered. OK?

2) Bikinis in plus sizes -- yes, ones that women actually dare to wear. If you have a belly, bag the bikini! Too much flesh. And guys, cover up that beer gut. It's nothing to be proud of.

3) Sex on the beach. Unless there's no one else on the beach, anywhere, don't do it! Get a room.

4) Back-to-School sales in July. Oh, we know it's early yet. But stores like to get a hump on rushing the season. And apparently some people actually buy this stuff in July. What the hell's that all about?

5) Tank tops. Hey, they never really were very stylish. Plus, more often than not men and women who wear them really don't have much to show off. Ditch them and me more discriminating about when and where you wear flip flops.

6) Taking your cooler with you everywhere -- especially into a hotel. C'mon, you don't really wanna lug that cooler through the lobby and into a hotel room, do you? Get real!

7) Ass cheeks hanging out of short shorts. Need we say more?

8) Cargo shorts. They went out of style so long ago it's hard to imagine anyone still owning a pair. And yet, there they are! Hey, no normal person really needs all those pockets.

9) Thongs. Our advice: save them for the Riviera. Ditto speedos.

10) Taking everything to the beach. Do you really need that huge rolling cart with all that stuff and that pavilion encampment at the beach? By the time you unpack and set everything up it's time to decamp. Simplify!

The bottom line is this: Don't trash summer. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Yes, It's A Real CRISIS; And Getting Worse!




 

HOORAY! A Movie That Demands Your Attention!

Every once in awhile a movie comes along that is heart-wrenching. It tells a story of conflict and struggle. It probes deep personal issues. It raises important questions. And, though it can be tough to watch in parts, it's engrossing. Through classic storytelling, fine acting and first-rate direction, it pulls you in.

Such a movie is Father Stu, starring Mark Wahlberg. We saw it at a local theater recently and we urge you to do the same.

Based on a true story, Father Stu is also unflinchingly honest, funny and ultimately uplifting. It's a a drama about a lost soul who finds his purpose in a most unexpected place. 

We first meet the central character, Stuart Long, as a scrappy, troubled kid from a dysfunctional family who nonetheless possesses marketable talents. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Long moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen, a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. But surviving a terrible motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way, leading to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. 

Now all of that may seem somewhat preposterous but remember, truth is usually stranger than fiction. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church officials and his estranged parents, Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way.

Jackie Weaver is amazing in the role of Stu's mother,  Teresa Ruiz is his girlfriend, Mel Gibson is his father and look for Malcolm McDowell in the role of Monsignor Kelly.

This movie was a labor of love on the part of Wahlberg and company. It's wonderfully compelling -- the kind of movie that is rare these days. If you can't find it at a local theater, be patient. It will most certainly turn up on a streaming service soon and you'll be able to watch it at home. No matter what. don't miss it!



Hey, Murphy: It's OUR Money; You Took It From US!


 

OK, It's Warm -- But It Ain't Summer Yet!

Since the Memorial Day weekend is a week ahead of us and warm weather has set in, we hope you are having a great time.

We also hope that you take  time to remember those who have protected us and who have made (and continue to make) our freedom possible.

Now, let's get to the business at hand:

1) Not everyone will spend  the long holiday weekend at the Jersey shore. The media would have you believe that everyone will be  at the shore but that's just an easy way for the media to not report real stories over the weekend while at the same time nurturing the myth of the Great Shore Exodus. In fact, people enjoy the weekend in many different ways at many different places. We know we will.

2) Summer doesn't begin on Memorial Day. Summer begins next week on June 21, the summer solstice. And summer doesn't end on Labor Day. Summer ends on September 22 (or thereabouts) when autumn begins. The media and the travel industry concocted the idea that summer lasts from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It doesn't.

3) Memorial Day is actually May 30. This year, thank heavens, it fall on that date. But Congress changed the day around to make it a three-day weekend in another attempt to rob a fine holiday of its true meaning. Leave it to the government to mess things up.

4) Memorial Day didn't become Memorial Day until 1966 when President Johnson officially renamed it. Prior to that it was widely known as Decoration Day - the day when Americans decorated the graves of the fallen.

5) The artificial boundaries of Memorial Day and Labor Day mean absolutely nothing even though many people perceive these boundaries to coincide with the school year. Most children go to school well past Memorial Day. Many children (particularly in southern states) return to school well before Labor Day. Others return several days after Labor Day.

Memorial Day isn't when people say it is. The summer hasn't begun - yet. It won't end on Labor Day. Many people will get through the whole summer without ever going to the Jersey shore. They will have a wonderful time nonetheless.

The Memorial Day and Labor Day boundaries are totally imaginary.

So, there you have it.
Enjoy what's left of spring.
Then, enjoy summer all the way through till September 22.
In fact, enjoy each day as a blessed gift. Savor every day.
Don't be cheated.

Yes, It Really Does Boggle The Mind!