David Daleiden – Where is He Today? Uh, WHO is he?

David Daleiden – Where is He Today? Uh, WHO is He?

On first reading, do you know who David Daleiden is? What he has done? And what have his actions earned him?

Do you remember the videos that came out in the last year that exposed Planned Parenthood for running a baby parts selling business? David Daleiden is the person who was part of this ‘sting’ operations. So, what is this Christian and ProLife young man up to these days?

In short, fighting for his freedom and character.

A biased federal judge wants to slap him with civil penalties of ‘contempt of court’.

The courts and biased powers that be are seeking triple damages and reimbursement for their lawyers’ fees in two federal racketeering lawsuits, including the contemp proceeding.

They want to convict David of fifteen felony crimes as charged in California state court so that he’ll get stiff penal fines plus a very long prison sentence.

Basically, they want him discredited and smeared as a serial felon and put him behind bars for as many years as possible.

His crime? He brought to light the fact that there was an ongoing traffic in the sale of aborted baby parts.

The Thomas More Society is fielding and supporting a team of pro-life attorneys to fight this injustice but you know how things can often go in our liberal, abortion-minded world.

My reason in telling you, besides sharing my disgust and indignation is to let you know that as hard as the people involved with The Thomas More society are working, it is still expensive fighting for rights in this world especially when it deals with any kind of ‘threat’ to abortion or revelation of it’s seedy side. They need money to continue even when I’m sure many that are involved are foregoing checks in order to see this matter rectified. If you are looking for a way to fight for the unborn and against the desecration of aborted babies, you might consider putting The Thomas More Society on your tithing list.

The address for making donations is: Thomas More Society, 19 South LsDalle, Ste. 603, Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 782-1680 http://www.ThomasMoreSociety.org

The Post-Election Anguish Continues

I was listening to an interview on the radio today with Congresswoman Maxine Waters and was shocked at how she was using her political position to vent mostly unproven venom against President Trump and spoke early and often that she and others were already digging for dirt in order to impeach him. In fact, when she was initially asked by the interviewer, how she thought things would go with President Trump for the next four years, she immediately spewed forth, “I’m not anticipating him even being here for the next four years!”

Now, it is evident that there are a group of people who are less than happy with the new President. I think they should remember a word or two of their rhetoric of eight years ago when they whined that we all need to work together. Miz Waters, however, has yet to uphold a position of responsibility and good example. I think her nasty words towards a man legally voted into office is offensive to people (some of which could be her constituents) who used their American right to vote the way they want. She and many others of her mind set are all for honoring the vote of every American . . . as long as they vote their way!

In my opinion, when you are an elected official, you should work to bring people together rather than create and inflame division. A true politician would strive to put aside personal baggage and see how they can make the transition go smoother. Her rude words will make their way to President Trump and she should now by now that he doesn’t bother to listen to advice coated with scathing tirades and untrue insults.

The way elections go, there is usually a back and forth between who has the upper hand in the government. This time around, the Republicans won the Senate and House majority plus a Republican president. Her party is always talking about reaching across the aisle for the good of this country. It might be time for her and a lot of other politicians to truly work towards the good of the country.

It is obvious her first concern is not a truly united country but a chance to vent her disappointments. Young people often look to actions of politicians in office and example go a long way towards educating future voters.

Are You a Practicing Catholic or a Social Catholic? Your Vote Would Show You.

Not that we shouldn’t already know this but for the Catholics who vote without thought to how their Faith may view HOW they vote, here is a thought:

Cardinal Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 wrote a letter in 2004 forbidding Catholics from voting for pro-abortion candidates.

The Church teaches that abortion or euthanasia is a grave sin. The Encyclical Letter Evangelium vitae, with reference to judicial decisions or civil laws that authorize or promote abortion or euthanasia, states that there is a “grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection. […] In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to ‘take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law or vote for it’” (no. 73).

Christians have a “grave obligation of conscience not to cooperate formally in practices which, even if permitted by civil legislation, are contrary to God’s law. Indeed, from the moral standpoint, it is never licit to cooperate formally in evil. […] This cooperation can never be justified either by invoking respect for the freedom of others or by appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or requires it” (no. 74).

Then Cardinal Ratzinger reinforces his opinion in the footnote:
[N.B. A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia. When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favor of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it is considered remote material cooperation, which can be permitted in the presence of proportionate reasons.

Fr. Jay Scott Newman reinforced Cardinal Ratzinger’s letter in 2008:
“Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exists constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ’s Church and under the judgment of divine law.”