Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mass with Bishop Quinn - Diocese of Winona

This evening The Boy and I assisted at Mass with Bishop John Quinn. Mass was celebrated at St. Aloysius Parish in Elba, MN. This was my first time meeting His Excellency, and I must say he is very personable, and quite an excellent homilist. He even managed to sneak in a bit on the dangers of internet pornography. Well Done. Pictures below, any questions or comments - feel free to leave em.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Father Fasano on Santa Claus

I know, its not Advent.  This video is too good to not have on the VL ( ;] to the BC).  Plus it is good catechesis.  Thanks to Jim B. for getting this back to me.

Parish website

Monday, February 7, 2011

Can't help myself

Source - God bless this cartoonist

You're not alone.........been there......wait...there NOW. 


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Holy Hour Help

Please join me in prayer for the Holy Hour at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Plainview, MN.  It has recently always been under attack, however it has been more fierce as of late.  The angry villagers

have been ranting and raving again about our Eucharistic Lord being offensive to non-Catholics.  (Who knows?)  Please pray for this most needed way to worship Jesus.  The Church, both here and universally, needs this continued prayer for renewal.  Join us in person, if you can, and in spirit if not.  St. Joachim's has Perpetual Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament from Tuesday morning thru Saturday in the Chapel.  The Saturday Holy Hour with Confession, Adoration, and Benediction begins at 3:30PM -every Saturday- before the 4:30PM vigil Mass.  Please show your support.  Numbers talk and silence the, mmmmmm, well see above picture.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Your attendance on a nationwide video webcast event TONIGHT is vital!

Here are the details:

* WHAT: Expose Planned Parenthood Video Webcast

* DATE: TONIGHT! Thursday, February 3

* TIME: 8:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM Central,
6:30 PM Mountain, 5:30 PM Pacific

At event time, join the LIVE video webcast at:
LILA ROSE, president of Live Action, will be on the
webcast to show the video footage and detail Planned
Parenthood's inexcusable actions.

More info

This event will give more details into the recent videos of Planned Parenthood helping a pimp traffic sex with underage girls.

SECOND Planned Parenthood Aids Pimp's Underage Sex Ring

You may remember the first Pimp - Planned Parenthood sting.  This is the second video - from a different state!  Hmmmmm, not just an isolated incident is it.

40 days for life is sending this email hoping to get support for their webcast tonight!

Your attendance on a nationwide video webcast event
TONIGHT is vital!
Here's what's going on ...
National media outlets are abuzz with the shocking
story of the undercover sting operation that caught
abortion giant Planned Parenthood red-handed in the
despicable act of aiding and abetting human sex
trafficking and prostitution of women and girls as
young as 14.

Disturbing undercover video footage was publicly
released Tuesday, documenting a Planned Parenthood
clinic manager assuring an undercover investigator
posing as a pimp that the organization would secretly
provide full access to abortions and other services
-- despite knowing full well that the services were
for underage victims of human trafficking. 

In just the last 36 hours, Planned Parenthood's
troubling actions have been reported by hundreds of
major media outlets including The New York Times,
The Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters,
National Public Radio, MSNBC, and Fox News.

Since the story broke, Planned Parenthood has
panicked and shifted into damage control mode ...

>> Initially Planned Parenthood tried to shift the
blame onto Lila Rose, the young activist whose
organization, Live Action, exposed the despicable
Planned Parenthood behavior

>> Abortion advocates then claimed the problem was
that the video had been "edited" -- before
learning that the entire, unedited footage was
sent to federal authorities for the investigation

>> New Jersey -- the state where the sting was
conducted -- then announced that their attorney
general is now looking into the allegations

>> In another desperate attempt to deflect
criticism, Planned Parenthood fired the clinic
manager in the video late Tuesday -- trying to
blame the actions on a lone employee, rather than
accept responsibility for a widespread problem

>> Members of Congress and leading anti-human
trafficking advocates are now calling for a
freeze on the $350+ MILLION of taxpayer funds
that Planned Parenthood receives annually

Our national director, David Bereit, is being quoted
in numerous media outlets, saying:

"As the father of a young girl, I cannot imagine any
parent trusting Planned Parenthood with their
daughter after watching this shocking and disturbing
video. The revelation that a Planned Parenthood
office is willing to aid and abet illegal trafficking
of sex slaves -- to help line the pockets of pimps
with cash -- raises the question: Who else is being
exploited at Planned Parenthood's other 820
locations? This demands an immediate federal
investigation for the sake of all our daughters, and
-- at the very least -- Congress should freeze all
taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood until the
investigation is complete."

To respond swiftly to this crisis -- and to take
decisive action to strip Planned Parenthood of its
taxpayer funding -- 40 Days for Life is helping to
organize a huge movement-wide video webcast TONIGHT
... and your attendance is critical!

You do not need to pre-register to attend. The
webcast will be live streamed tonight, Thursday 2/3,
at 8:30 PM Eastern (5:30 PM Pacific) online at:


On the webcast, you'll be among the first to see the
disturbing undercover video footage -- and you'll
learn how YOU can take action to help strip all tax
funding from Planned Parenthood.

Here are the details:

* WHAT: Expose Planned Parenthood Video Webcast

* DATE: TONIGHT! Thursday, February 3

* TIME: 8:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM Central,
6:30 PM Mountain, 5:30 PM Pacific

At event time, join the LIVE video webcast at:  LILA ROSE, president of Live Action, will be on the
webcast to show the video footage and detail Planned
Parenthood's inexcusable actions.

Joining Lila will be top pro-life leaders, including
40 Days for Life national director DAVID BEREIT and:

* TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
* STEVEN WAGNER, Former Director, Human Trafficking
Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
* ABBY JOHNSON, Former Planned Parenthood clinic
director turned pro-life advocate and author
* WENDY WRIGHT, Concerned Women for America
* CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
* DR. ALVEDA KING, Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King
* KRISTAN HAWKINS, Students for Life

During tonight's one-time-only event, you will ...

>> See the shocking undercover video, explained by
Lila Rose, President of Live Action

>> Learn from top pro-life experts how Planned
Parenthood is aiding and abetting illegal human
trafficking while receiving HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS
of our tax dollars

>> Discover what YOU can do about it!

TONIGHT, Thursday 2/3, at 8:30 PM Eastern (5:30 PM
Pacific) join the LIVE webcast at:

Hope you can join us on this important live event

For Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The St. Francis Pledge - Tree Huggers UNITE

I/We Pledge to:

PRAY and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable.

LEARN about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of climate change.

ASSESS how we-as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations-contribute to climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc.

ACT to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to climate change.

ADVOCATE for Catholic principles and priorities in climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable.

WOW - see the post below for the whole story.  This agenda is now being pushed and endorsed by the USCCB.  With ties to many pro-aborts, earth worshipers, and anti-Catholics this is very scary.

Global Warming Farce

This program is from

On receiving the Most Blessed Sacrament

A while ago, I blogged on a letter written by Bishop Athanasius Schneider.  Here is a video follow up from Real Catholic TV.

This program is from

Planned Parenthood Aids Pimp's Underage Sex Ring

Shock Investigation: Planned Parenthood Advises ‘Pimp’ on Underage Sex Trafficking, Secret Abortions for Minors
by Lila Rose

Over the past four years, our investigative team has revealed repeated cases of Planned Parenthood affiliates covering up the statutory rape of underage girls and enabling sexual abusers.

The footage corroborates a 2002 extensive study of Planned Parenthood clinics performed by Life Dynamics. Through a series of phone calls, the study documents over 90% of over 800 abortion clinics willing to cover up sexual abuse.

In ten Planned Parenthood clinics, Live Action videos depict investigators posing as underage girls, as young as 13-years-old, saying they were impregnated by men over twice their age. Planned Parenthood’s typical response? “Whatever you tell us stays within these walls” (Alabama). Or, “I didn’t hear the age, I don’t want to know the age” (Indiana). Or, “You don’t have to say anything” (Arizona). Or, “Just say he’s 15″ (Tennessee).

We have also chronicled Planned Parenthood workers giving outright medical misinformation and manipulating vulnerable young women to purchase abortions. We’ve shown Planned Parenthood willing to accept funds for race-based abortions of unborn Black children. And for those who are willing to face the ultimate abuse of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, we’ve released a video revealing what abortion does to the defenseless unborn child.

What will it take for Congress to stop funding this abusive and corrupt billion-dollar organization? What will it take for the Department of Justice to launch a thorough investigation of Planned Parenthood’s sexual abuse cover-up and medical misinformation? What will it take for us, the American public, to say, “Enough is enough!”

Our investigative team has taken things a step further. We have intensified the scenario. During the past three years of research, our team became aware of the horrific connection between human sex trafficking and “confidential” abortion clinics that refuse to report abuse. Read the testimonies of human trafficking victims. You’ll find heartbreaking stories of manipulation, rape, sexually contracted diseases, and coerced abortion.

Think about it. Where is a pimp going to send his victims if they get pregnant on the “job”? An abortion clinic, and preferably one that won’t ask any questions. What if those victims are young girls, kidnapped or drafted in from the US, or trafficked in from other nations? Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that they do not report abuse. They are experts at turning a blind eye and asking for “as little information as possible.”

But would Planned Parenthood go as far as aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of underage girls?

This video reveals a top-level Planned Parenthood worker, the manager of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey’s second largest clinic, making a secret deal with a pimp. Watch and listen as the Planned Parenthood manager, Amy Woodruff, advises the pimp how to make the trafficking of underage girls look “as legit as possible” (her words). Watch and listen as the manager advises the pimp how to ensure that his 14-year old victims of trafficking can still make money for him after secret abortions by performing sex acts “waist up” (her idea). Watch as she advises the pimp to instruct his girls to lie on the paper work about their ages, and identify themselves as “students” to get cheaper contraception and avoid mandatory reporting laws.

We are calling on Congress to immediately freeze all funding of Planned Parenthood. We request that the Department of Justice and FBI launch a full-scale investigation of Planned Parenthood and prosecute the aiding and abetting of human trafficking.

We are also calling on state authorities to immediately revoke the licenses of all Planned Parenthood clinics found covering up sex abuse.

As we release this footage, it disturbs me to think of the Planned Parenthood supporters who will watch this video and still refuse to believe their own eyes and ears. No matter the evidence, a few people will refuse to believe Planned Parenthood would ever do anything wrong. To these people I ask: What more will it take?

Story with all related links

Here is the full, unedited video.

Yeah, hard for the pro aborts to hide this one.

HT to Catholic Parents Online for getting this info passed around.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Word of the Day - Heresy

Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and Catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same.

Catholic Answers