Category Archives: Catholics

Death In Venezuela

In theory the nation of  Venezuela is a democratic society in which there are supposedly the semblance of free elections. Since this nation came under the control of Hugo Chavez the government  has existed for the right of his followers to continue in office. After his death, former bus driver  Nicolas Maduro became the president. An election is coming up next week and during the campaign, opposition leaders have wound up in  jail or beaten up.

Yesterday,  Luis Diaz, head of the Democratic Action Party was gunned down. Ten bullets hit his body. Just another casualty in the quest for power of Maduro. Oh, there will be an investigation.

Donald Vs Marco

Since he began the quest for becoming president, Donald Trump has focused on one of his opponents until he thought the person was out of the game. Poor Jeb Bush is most probably the first candidate that was forced into ending his quest, given the disdain and mocking he was subjected to by Donald. Well,now is the turn of Marco Rubio. Trump told CNN Erin Burnett, that “Rubio was always in favor of amnesty. He was always in favor of letting people pour into this country.” Of course when people(that means Iowa conservative voters) found out about his heresy, Marco became one of our greatest opponents of amnesty.

So now Marco has Donald yelling he is an “amnesty traitor” and he has Ted Cruz shouting that he is a friend of terrorists pouring in across the border and God knows what else. After all, Marco is the son of IMMIGRANTS! Has anyone checked to see if he is also a MUSLIM!!

Sheriff Ted Cruz Rides To Rescue

There is an old American tradition that those who come from immigrant background, are sympathetic to the plight immigrants. Not so, Ted Cruz who was burn in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban national. In other words, Ted’s dad is an IMMIGRANT. But, as far as Ted is concerned, lets round up the immigrants who do not belong here and send them packing. OK, so children of immigrants were born in America and under the Constitution, they are citizens of this land. But, Ted went to Harvard where they, for some reason, do not teach Constitutional law.

So, Donald, do you think the wall you want will hold back the hordes of immigrants seeking to pick our peaches or be nannies for women who are working. Not so says Ted. He wants to “build a wall that works.” Perhaps, we can have watch towers manned by guys with weapons to blast away at any damn immigrant who wants to take jobs away from Americans who are dying to dig ditches.

Oh, Ted has been a strong supporter for immigrants arriving under H-1B visas to take jobs away from Americans who work in the field of technology.

P.S. I wonder if Pope Francis gave a blessing to this devout Catholic?

No More Starbucks!

It is November 13, a Friday the thirteenth so folks at Fox News go together and discussed what new stupidity could they unveil on this allegedly evil day.One of them went to church and then stopped by a Starbucks store where he saw the new coffee cup. Imagine a coffee cup without the picture of Jesus Christ or at least Santa or at least some reindeer! Wow! He rushed back to Fox News and had them announce to Christian viewers that there was another plot to end Christmas. How in God’s name can there be a Christmas without coffee cups with scenes of the holiday.

I have no doubt that in hundreds of Christian churches this Sunday there will be ministers urging their flock to avoid any contact with those who hate Christmas, those who hate the baby Jesus. If you gaze closely at the scene in the manger it is quite clear that baby Jesus was drinking from a bottle that had scenes of Santa Claus and snow and so on.

Did it really snow on the day he was born?

Dealing With “Criminals”

There is no question that we Americans are Number One in the world in–criminals. Or, at least, in people who have spent some time in a jail. President Obama has indicated a desire to make illegal allowing prospective employers to inquire if someone has a criminal record. Of course, since Wall Street folk daily commit crimes against ordinary people, they never have to bother with responding a “no” to that question. When was

There are some other steps that would help people who are in prison:

1. Bring back educational programs to prisons.Allow individuals to get their high school equivalency as well as college credits.

2. Institute a modern vocational training program in prison. Let them spend time LEARNING a trade.

3. Make certain each prisoner learns about psychology of who they are.

4. Institute physical training to improve their bodies as well as minds.

Down Argentine Way

Argentine is that country at the tip of South America. Believe it or not, but in 1900 many people believed that Argentine would become themes important nation in the Western Hemisphere. Unfortunately, on the way toward that goal, the people of Argentine got messed up with some petty pseudo dictators like General Juan Peron and his wife, Eva. –There is a musical about her life. Juan discovered a way to gain the support of most voters. Need higher pensions–you got it. Need shorter work hours–you got it. Just adore dear old Adolf Hitler–yes, indeed. For over half the century one imitation Peron after another has wrecked the Argentine economy. The latest being Cristina Fernandez Kirchner.

Poor Christina could not run again so a stooge named Daniel Scioli is running and he is currently behind a challenger named Mauricio Macrisi. His slogan is: “Let’s Change.” Yes indeed, it might be nice for the people of Argentine to actually have a government that focuses upon democracy and human justice. After seventy years that would be a welcome change.

Heroic Marco Rubio

Some men are born to greatness, some acquire the ability of being a great leader by taking strong stands in defense of human rights. Senator Marco Rubio is undoubtedly among the next generation of great Republican leaders. He is currently furious because the mainline media focuses upon trivia such as who shot Cecil the Lion. For some reason, the media fails to grasp the number one issue confronting the American nation. NO,it is NOT:

1. Terrorism in the Middle East.

2. Income inequality.

3.People lacking decent jobs

4. Health care for all.

NO, the real issue confronting America is -SANCTUARY CITIES. There are cities in America in which church groups have offered a sanctuary to immigrants seeking food and shelter. Marco is angry.”For those of us who step out and say this is wrong,” the media remains silent.

Of course, his Pope Francis has supported such sanctuary efforts by Catholic priests. Then again, how do we know that Pope Francis is really a secret MUSLIM!

Church Vs Life

A woman had a life threatening tumor which required her doctor to tie the fallopian tubes and end her ability to give birth a child. The doctor felt that another pregnancy might be deadly to her own life. However, administrators at the Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Maryland said such procedures were simply another form of abortion and refused to allow this procedure.

I always find it fascinating how those insisting the “evil government’ should cease interfering in the lives of people also insist that a church can interfere in the life of an individual. Conservatives continually proclaim the right of people to have guns,but for some strange reason they do not support the right of the individual to control his or her personal life. For some reason, freedom halts at the door of a church.

We return to the issue of life of the adult vs life for the unborn.

Let’s Get The Baby Killers!

Republican congressmen had their knives ready for the arrival of Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood. Among other attacks on Ms. Richards, Republicans were upset that she earned $520,000! Day after day men and women from Wall Street appear in Congress and they ordinarily earn millions of dollars, heck, some earn $100,000,000 but not a squeak out of Republicans –they probably want to solicit some of those millions in campaign donations.

Cecile Richards was calm,she spoke with clarity, she responded to their questions with a sense of dignity. “Planned Parenthood has been in the news recently because of deceptively edited videos released by a group dedicated to making abortion illegal.”

She displayed dignity and responsibility. Sorry, those qualities are not ordinary ones found in this Congress.

Pope Francis Is Gone–For Now

Well, Pope Francis has left the United States and left in his wake some Republicans such as John Boehner wondering which moral and ethical principles a Catholic must adhere to in the political world. There is no doubt that John Boehner was impacted–as a Catholic- regarding his political beliefs–and behavior- which resulted in his departure as leader of House Republicans. Unfortunately, Catholics like Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush were left in confusion regarding moral issues for a Catholic.

For Pope Francis, the real story is what comes next in his life as a Catholic leader.For example:

1. Can he institute any changes for the role of women in the Catholic church?

2. Can he speak for the rights of homosexuals as Catholics?

3. Can he alter the power of conservative Cardinals?

4. Can he address the issue of birth control and abortion?

Most probably the answers to these questions begin by reducing the power of conservative Cardinals to hamper reform.