Monday, October 31, 2011

Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers

Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 10/28/11
Girl Scout leaders and members from across the nation will come together next month for their annual convention and the event, dubbed Renewing the Promise, again raises questions about the organization and the issue of abortion.
The Girl Scouts have come under fire from pro-life advocates for various connections to the Planned Parenthood abortion business — with former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson suggesting that pro-life Girl Scouts quit the organization.
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) will celebrate 100 years of existence during its 52nd National Convention on November 10-13 with a slate of keynote speeches and plenary speakers. However, the watchdog group Speak Now Girl Scouts tells LifeNews today that they "underscore the once venerable organization's penchant for far left agendas targeted for today's young members."
Speak Now spokeswoman Christy Volanski says the speakers build on the problems prolife advocates had with the 2005 Girls Scouts convention, where GSUSA drew criticism for having  Kavita Ramdas, the CEO of the pro-abortion group Global Fund for Women and Dr. Johnetta Cole, an abortion advocate whose views are reflected in the Global Fund for Women, at their event. In 2008, the Girl Scouts honored pro-abortion activist Marie Wilson, founder of the Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund, president of the Ms Foundation for Women and the founder and President of the White House Project. Accompanying Wilson as a keynote that year was actress Geena Davis of SeeJane, another abortion advocate.
"Not to disappoint, GSUSA has once again invited a cadre of ultra feminists, a Planned Parenthood philanthropist, United Nations devotees and even a new age Taoist to inspire and instruct today's Girl Scouts," Volanski told LifeNews.
This year's convention features Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who spoke at the opening of a massive new Planned Parenthood abortion business in June 2010, saying, "It's not about the building; it's about people's lives; it is not about women, it is about families; and it's not about what we do here today, it's about our future." Parker lives with her life partner Kathy Hubbard, campaign treasurer for Planned Parenthood and Parker's upcoming bid for re-election as Houston Mayor is endorsed by Planned Parenthood.
Girl Scout 2011 convention speaker Swanee Hunt is a pro-abortion activist who organized women voters for pro-abortion President Barack Obama. During the 2004 election, Hunt was national co-chair of pro-abortion Dick Gephardt's 2004 presidential bid and subsequently active in pro-abortion candidate John Kerry's campaign. Hunt criticized Bush's pro-life efforts as well as the President's ban on partial birth abortion.
Sylvia Garcia is another speaker and her organization, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is heavily connected to Planned Parenthood through common goals and collaboration. In June 2011, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas joined the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), Catholics for Choice, EMILY's List, and Annie's List as co-hosts of a reception celebrating champions for Latina health during the 28th Annual Conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards praised Ms. Garcia for her help with the event promoting abortion.
Disney teen star and "role model" Monique Coleman is another speaker. Her group GimmeMo recently co-sponsored an event with the UN Population Fund, International Women's Health Coalition, Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health and others.
CJ Golden is another Girl Scouts convention speaker, whose web site, links to TeenWire, Planned Parenthood's website for teens.
Speak Now Girl Scouts was founded by two teen sisters, Sydney and Tess, who left the Girl Scouts organization when they discovered the organization's agenda conflicted with their pro-life views.
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The e5 Man fasts for his bride as a way to imitate Jesus as described by Saint Paul in his letter to the Ephesians, chapter 5 (for which the e5 is named). e5 Men fast in unison on bread and water for at least one 24 hour day per month - preferably the 1st Wednesday of the month!

EPHESIANS 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her”

EPHESIANS 5:28-29 “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church."

Jesus made a bodily sacrifice on the cross for His Bride the Church to present her to God the Father "without spot or wrinkle." (Eph 5:27) By fasting for our earthly bride and joining our sufferings to Christ's we intercede for grace for our brides. At the same time our act of bodily love in union with Christ accelerates our own conversion.

By making this sacrifice for the women in our lives we live out the essence of the gospel through a very particular act of self denial. To lay down one's body out of love for another is the central message of the gospel.

Extraordinary Form - Traditional Latin Mass for All Saints Day - Diocese of Winona

Yes - that's right  - right here in the DOW.  An Extraordinary Form - Traditional Latin Mass will be offered for All Saints Day, which is a Holy Day of Obligation in 2011.  The EF Mass will be at St. Felix in Wabasha.  Wow.  Well done, Father Cook.  Does this mean we can look forward to EF Masses for Christmas and Easter as well?  Hint, Hint.

Mass Times at St. Felix for November 1st, 2011 - All Saints Day.

6:30 AM - St. Felix - EF Mass
11:00 AM  - St. Felix OF Mass
6:30 PM - St. Agnes OF Mass

New songs coming out......

We had a lil' Catholic gathering this past Sunday, and someone.....who shall remain nameless....told us of the new versions of our favorite songs coming out.  Enjoy the preview!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011


they has been much a do regarding Communion under both kinds and the indult that expired six years ago.  A clarification and update has also arose.  HT to the BC and Fr. Z for the posts.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Vortex visits El Paso


Cheers on Lutherans

Remember Cheers - the TV show? Thought this was HILLARIOUS!!!

H/T - Christian Firefighter

Monday, October 10, 2011

Please pass this on..knowledge is....important

The BC had this on his blog from Father Z.  This needs to get out.  These are norms for the Church.

Holy Communion under both kinds

Keep in mind - this is not my opinion....or Father Z's.....our yours.....this is from the Church.  Rank and file Catholics  your local Priest or Bishop does NOT have the authority to go against these.  If we are to be the universal church, we need to follow what the norms are.  If you don't like them, fine....change them the PROPER way, not by thwarting authority.  The Holy Catholic Church is not my opinion of what is best...or is God's Church.

I cut and pasted about this before.

Please pass this on, we do not do anyone any favors by allowing them to continue in disobedience.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

FW: PRO-LIFE FORUM -Tuesday, October 25th - 7:00-9:00p.m - Oakdale, MN


(Addressing; "What can we do as a community to support LIFE?")

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 7:00-9:00p.m.

Guardian Angels Catholic Church - 8260 4th Street, Oakdale, Mn. 55125

Guest Speakers:  

Jason Adkins, Executive Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference, (MCC).

(Explains the work being done by MCC, the public policy voice of the Catholic Church.)    

Will Cossairt, Director of Total Life Care (TLC).

(Addresses how Pregnancy Care Centers make a difference.)    

Tracie Rademacher, had an abortion at the age of sixteen.

(Shares her story of getting involved in "40 Days for Life" and "Project Rachel".)    

Sharon Wilson, Co-ordinator of the Archdiocese Office of Marriage, Family and Life.

(Update on "Project Rachel")

PLEASE ENTER ........through the EAST SIDE DOOR, on the BEST BUY side.