Wednesday, June 5, 2013


If there is a mortal sin I'm prone to it is rage.  I know, big surprise from someone who calls herself a Ranting Catholic Mom.  But the hate that I am holding is not rage-filled.  The hate I am combating now is paralyzing.

The problem is that I really hate liars.  I don't even like the little white lies of flattery.  And yet when someone is lying to you, calling them a liar is generally fruitless.

Is it wrong to hope that the truth will out?  Obama and his bride are seeming more like Macbeth and his Lady every day.  Can't you just hear her whispering to him as they drift off to sleep, "But screw your courage to the sticking place and we'll not fail."?  Or maybe, "I have given suck and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you have done to this."  Just ask the lesbian who heckled her yesterday, Our First Lady will not accept opposition.

But seriously, Obama never seems to waver in his narcissistic desire to remake our very lives into the living expression of his dreams of dominion.  Every time a crack or chasm opens before those who could truly oppose his wholesale support for the murder of innocents, American soldiers, and any opposition that gets too strong, Republicans, and news editors around the world seem to get bored.  I wonder if they are busy watch reruns of the Kardashians.

Where is the powerful bearer of Truth who will stop this madness?  Is it Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Trey Gowdy, Darryl Issa...?  Will any of them fight to the end if the cameras or the polls turn against them?

Assad in Syria is being given Russian weapons and is allied with Iran.  Secretary of State Kerry wants us to support the rebels fighting Assad.  If this was the end of the Cold War, we are about to be engaged in a very hot one.

Why would we even engage as a country in this invitation to mass destruction?  Obama hates anyone who does not bow down to him.  (Never mind his own bowing to other leaders...  that was just for show.)  Putin is his own brand of megalomaniac.  Assad has his own dreams of power.

Obama?  He has never demonstrated a single redeeming character trait that wasn't exhibited expressly for the cameras that follow him everywhere.  I think I really hate him.

But that's not enough.  There is another level of hate that is on the rise, particularly because this president and his colleagues insist on shoving their ideology  on Christians while denying that Muslim extremists are dangerous. They canonize any member of the LGBT community, except the heckler, at the expense of people of faith.  I end with this from Bishop Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, shamelessly lifted from

A similar search on the Internet for the name “Mary Stachowicz” yielded 26,800 results.  In 2002, Mary Stachowicz was also brutally murdered, but the circumstances were quite different.
Mary, the gentle, devout 51-year-old Catholic mother of four urged her co-worker, Nicholas Gutierrez, 19, to change his gay lifestyle. Infuriated by this, as he later told police, he allegedly beat, stabbed and strangled her to death and then stuffed her mangled body in a crawl space in his apartment, located above a Chicago funeral home, where they both worked.
I know about Mary Stachowicz, not from the Internet, but personally, because Mary was my secretary at the parish where I was pastor before I was named a Bishop.
She worked part time at the funeral home and part time at the parish. One afternoon, she didn’t show up at her usual starting time. This was unusual because she was always on time. A call to the funeral home disclosed that her car was still in their parking lot and her purse with her car keys was still at her desk, but there was no sign of Mary.
As Mary’s family and friends prayed and worried about her disappearance, Gutierrez prayed with them. Three days later, her mutilated body was discovered in a crawl space in his apartment.
Both murders were senseless and brutal, and I condemn them both unequivocally. However, the fact that there are over eleven and a half million more Internet stories about Matthew Shepard than Mary Stachowicz indicates where popular sentiment lies today on the question of same-sex relationships. Shepard’s story has received such widespread attention because his homosexuality was the chief motive for his murder.
Mary’s murder was widely ignored by the media, despite the fact that she died as a martyr for her faith.
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