Saturday, October 22, 2016

Memorial of St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II, pray for us!

Some important thoughts for our time from St. John Paul ...

"The evil of the 20th century was not a small-scale evil, it was not simply “homemade”. It was an evil of gigantic proportions, an evil which availed itself of state structures in order to accomplish its wicked work, an evil built up into a system."

“IF MAN can decide by himself, without God, what is good and what is bad, he can also determine that a group of people is to be eliminated. Decisions of this kind were taken, for example by those who came to power in the Third Reich by democratic means, and then used their power to implement the wicked programs of National Socialist ideology based on racist principles.

“Similar decisions were also taken by the Communist Party in the Soviet Union and the countries subject to Marxist ideology. This was the context for the exterminations of the Jews, and also of other groups, for example Romany peoples, Ukrainian peasants, Orthodox and Catholic clergy in Russia, in Belarus and beyond the Urals. 

“At this point we cannot remain silent regarding a tragic question that is more pressing today than ever. 

“The fall of the regimes built on “ideologies of evil” put an end to the forms of extermination just mentioned in the countries concerned. However, there remains the legal extermination of human beings conceived but unborn. And in this case, that extermination is decreed by democratically elected parliaments, which invoke the notion of civil progress for society and all humanity.
“Nor are other grave violations of God’s law lacking. I am thinking, for example, of the strong pressure from the European Parliament to recognize homosexual unions as an alternative type of family, with the right to adopt children. It is legitimate and even necessary to ask whether this is not the work of another “ideology of evil” — more subtle and hidden, perhaps, intent on exploiting human rights themselves against man and against the family.” Extracted from Memory and Identity John Paul II

An evil built up into a system.

We often forget that Hitler came to power by democratic means ... "there remains the legal extermination of human beings conceived but unborn. And in this case, that extermination is decreed by democratically elected parliaments, which invoke the notion of civil progress for society and all humanity." 

Hillary Clinton on the notion of civil progress for society and all humanity...

“There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights,” Clinton said near the end of a speech marking International Women's Day. “That is a bedrock truth.” - Hilary Clinton, CNN
“Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said.
“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she explained. “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed. As I have said and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century and not just for women but for everyone — and not just in far away countries but right here in the United States.” - Hilary Clinton, The DC


  1. And this is why she is repulsive to me. Dresses up the words that will be our downfall ... that of a woman's right to kill her unborn child from conception until one day before the innocent child is born.

    Who can tolerate such a one? Who can sit there and listen to her shrill lies as to what her plans are for this great nation when already she's salivating at the mouth convinced she's already won?

    She's got plans alright, first, she will finish Obama's plan to crush the Little Sisters of the Poor. Next, she will strip away more of our rights to oppose her/dems policy of same sex marriage, religious freedoms, more taxes.

    She can chuckle all she wants about how she really does admire the Catholic Church but I don't believe it for a minute. The Church stands in direct opposition to those who seek to bend her moral authority in order to comply with their immorality.

    Ah ... Rome comes to mind in those long ago ancient times when feeding Christians or anyone else who opposed the empire was the entertainment of the day.

    My personal thoughts on this beautiful Saturday morning. I am going to ask the great St. JPII for lots today. 😊

    1. Morning coffee has not kicked in. I mention feeding Christians? Yes, and by that I meant being fed to the lions. 😐

  2. I read somewhere that John Paul remarked that the only head of state he met that wouldn't/couldn't look him in the eye was Bill Clinton.


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