Saturday, September 24, 2016

Speaking Out


It really does matter how you vote this November. I post this specifically for Catholics who mistakenly think they can vote for the Democratic Party, thinking that they can separate faith from politics. A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for abortion, for restriction of free speech, for the coming persecution of religious belief in America.




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Party at the end of the world

I'm unable to embed the video, it doesn't seem to show up yet. But this is well worth listening to.

https://youtu.be/l91JHc9-FeI

As usual Mark Steyn hits the nail on the head.

Move on, nothing to see here. Just some hedonistic people going to a party on a Saturday night, they have no interest in the boring news that you find all day long at the other end of the radio dial.
But when they found they were locked up for three hours with someone who shot every third person in that club, they realised they were at a party at the end of the world.







Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando, Florida - are guns the problem?


In reality, the motivation for the jihad is quite clear, but Barack Obama doesn’t want to acknowledge that, because to do so would force him to confront the reality of Islamic teaching regarding gays.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/06/robert-spencer-in-frontpage-ramadan-in-orlando-50-dead-53-wounded


A terrible tragedy and already there are calls warning against backlash against the Muslim community (as if that ever happens, everyone is too scared). And of course calls for gun control, because after all it is guns that are the root of the problem.

Being a Canadian, I do have a different opinion on guns than most Americans. However in this case, I am wondering if a security guard or guards had been at that nightclub and had been armed, this terrorist could have been stopped before he completed his killing spree. Many lives might have been saved, if someone there had a gun and could take him out. Just saying ....

The problem is not guns, the problem is Islamic terrorism which President Obama refuses to name. What is his allegiance to the Islamic state? Why is he so protective of the nation of Islam?
The Left’s continuing and now reflexive obfuscation and denial in the wake of every jihad massacre only ensures that there will be many, many more such massacres.  - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch





Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fatherlessness

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I caught a short commercial for a documentary and didn't get the details but the conversation stuck with me. A black American footballer was being interviewed and he was talking about all the games he had played. He said that whenever he walks out onto the field and sees 80,000+ people sitting in the stadium, he always scans the crowd.

I anticipated what he was about to say and was completely taken by surprise when he said 'I am always looking for that one face, my dad, but he is never there.'

So many men are growing up without fathers, both physically and psychologically. And the damage is huge, it may be apparent as in the case of criminal behaviour, or it may be more subtle as in the case of men who cannot accept authority, be it from a boss or another family member. And as I am observing recently, a man without a father will have great difficulty coming to know his heavenly Father and how to trust him. He has never been shown the earthly foreshadowing of that relationship.

When that first relationship is broken, the man is left to face the world on his own or with only the feminine parent who really can't fight these battles for him.

I once heard Dr. Dobson talking about his prison ministry. They decided to give the prisoners mother's day cards to send to their moms. They were overwhelmed by the demand and had to place another order. Almost every prisoner wanted to send his mom a card.  So they thought, reasonably enough, that they should do the same on father's day. So they ordered father's day cards and had them available when that day rolled around.  While they could barely fill the demand for mother's day cards, there was not one single request for a father's day card.

Fatherlessness, it is a plague in our society. And well-meaning legislators try to fill the gap with social programs and government benefits. But nothing can really replace the real dad for a young man growing up without one.