Monday, April 02, 2007

Applause from Hell by Fr Frank Pavone

Fr Frank Pavone's eletter came on Thursday, and I never had a chance to read it until today.

I agree with him that people won't stop abortion until they SEE abortion and really understand what it is.

Because of that fact, I am taking PART of Fr Pavone's newsletter and putting it here. The message is also online at his website in full.

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If we think of hell, we might imagine screams coming out of the flames, or the sinister laughter of the devil. But the sound I recently heard coming from there was that of applause.

What I heard was an audiotape of Dr. Martin Haskell giving a presentation at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Abortion Federation Conference in 1992 in San Diego. It was a gathering of abortionists -- men and women who make their living by killing babies. Haskell was describing to his audience how to do a partial-birth abortion. Listen to his words about how this procedure takes place:

“The surgeon then introduces large grasping forceps … through the vaginal and cervical canal …
He moves the tip of the instrument carefully towards the fetal lower extremities --
and pulls the extremity into the vagina …
The surgeon then uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity,
then the torso, the shoulders, and the upper extremities.
The skull lodges in the internal os. The fetus is oriented … spine up …
The surgeon then takes a pair of blunt curved Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. …
the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull--
spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening.
The surgeon--surgeon then introduces a suction catheter into this hole
and evacuates the skull contents.”

Haskell, having described these brutal details, shows his audience a video of himself doing one of these procedures. And at the end of the video, after the sound of the suction machine taking the brains out of the baby’s head, the audience applauds.

That, my friends, is applause from hell.


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Because MOST people won't read far enough (as pointed out by Diogenes... I have put it here, and put emphasis on the IMPORTANT WORDS ... note the LACK of the term EMBRYONIC ... which has had NO success.... The full story can be found here.

BUT, as Diogenes pointed out, the IMPORTANT information starts about the tenth paragraph down.... the only real progress has come from Adult Stem Cells or Cord Blood Stem Cells, NEITHER of which requires that ANYONE die in order to harvest them!!

God bless!

By using chemical and physical nudges, the scientists first coaxed stem cells extracted from bone marrow to grow into heart valve cells. By placing these cells into scaffolds made of collagen, Dr Chester and his colleague Patricia Taylor then grew small 3cm-wide discs of heart valve tissue. Later this year, that tissue will be implanted into animals - probably sheep or pigs - and monitored to see how well it works as part of a circulatory system.

If that trial works well, Prof Yacoub is optimistic that the replacement heart tissue, which can be grown into the shape of a human heart valve using specially-designed collagen scaffolds, could be used in patients within three to five years.

Growing a suitably-sized piece of tissue from a patient's own stem cells would take around a month but he said that most people would not need such individualised treatment. A store of ready-grown tissue made from a wide variety of stem cells could provide good matches for the majority of the population.

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Media distort Church statements----NO DUH!!

CWNews carries this story, and all I have to say IS.... "NO DUHHHHH!" The main stream media slants nearly ALL of its news to politically correct garbage, to one-sided (liberal, or as Bill O'Reilly calls it, 'secular progressive' ways of thinking. This is not news, Cardinal Bertone... this has been going on for YEARS! There is more to the article at the link provided.....

God bless!

In an interview with the French magazine Le Figaro, the Vatican Secretary of State has complained about media distortion of Vatican statements.

"We face a serious problem," Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone told Le Figaro. "Church statements are the subject of manipulation by some Western media."

The Italian prelate cited press coverage of the speech delivered by Pope Benedict XVI at Regensburg last October. Because of baised reporting, he said, most people received a seriously skewed idea of what the Pontiff had actually said. Cardinal Bertone suggested that the coverage was intentionally slanted to fit the preconceptions of Western secularists.

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Pope John Paul II: One Step Closer to Beatification

JPII's possible future canonization has been moved forward today at a special Mass that ended the first step toward his beatification. The diocesan investigation is finished, and now the Congregation for the Causes of Saints begins its part.

CWNews writes:


Cardinal Camillo Ruini ....... In his homily, reflecting on the late Pope's life, Cardinal Ruini said: "All those who knew him, from near or only from afar, were struck by the richness of his humanity, by his complete fulfillment as a man. But even more illuminating and important is the fact that such fullness of humanity coincided, in the end, with his relationship with God, in other words with his sanctity."

The diocesan investigation of Pope John Paul opened in June 2005, after Pope Benedict XVI waived the usual requirement for the passage of 5 years after a candidate's death before the start of a cause for beatification......


In a recent television interview, Cardinal Camillo Ruini revealed that during the 2005 conclave, a number of cardinals signed a petition requesting that the future Pope, whoever he was, should immediately open the cause for the canonization of John Paul II-- as Pope Benedict did. But the president of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints said that the investigation should be careful and complete. Cardinal José Saraiva Martins said: “If I were John Paul II, I would want a most rigorous canonization process. I know that there are those who say: Make him a saint, right away, soon. But I think that John Paul II would want, instead, a very accurate process so that who wants to see in 10, 20, or 100 years who Pope John Paul II truly was can go to the archives, find all the necessary documents and fully understand his greatness.”

For the rest of the article, go here.

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Fwd: 'No such thing as a worthless life'-Priest who was with Schiavo says society has it all wrong

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

'No such thing as a worthless life'
Priest who was with Schiavo says society has it all wrong

Posted: March 31, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh

© 2007

Father Frank Pavone, of Priests for Life

A priest who was with Terri Schiavo during her final hours in this life says society has it all wrong – because it does not understand the difference between a futile treatment and a futile life.

Today is the second anniversary of the death of the disabled 41-year-old Florida woman, and Father Frank Pavone, of Priests for Life, shared some thoughts with WND to mark the second year since Terri died.

"As you know, I was deeply involved in the Terri Schiavo case and with her in her final hours and moments. What was clear in this case was that even healthy people, if brain-injured are in danger in our current system of laws," he said.

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"Terry left no indication that she wanted to be deprived of food and water. Yet the courts insisted that this happen. Nor was Terri lacking a family ready to care for her, without complaint. Yet they were not allowed to," he said.

Terri Schiavo

Terri died March 31, 2005, after the U.S. federal court system ordered that doctors could follow instructions from her husband, who was living with another woman, and withhold food and water from her.

The result was that she literally died of dehydration.

"Many people fear that they will be given all kinds of machines and medicines against their will," Fr. Pavone told WND. "What they should fear is exactly the opposite, namely, that even when they indicate that they want appropriate treatments, these will be denied them.

"Laws vary from state to state," he said, "but one of the most dangerous flaws in the law is that which considers food and water to be 'medical treatment' rather than ordinary human care. When we return from a meal, we don't say that we just 'returned from our latest medical treatment.'"

Fr. Pavone, who is national director of Priests for Life, and president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, continued:

"We also see, in policy and practice, a confusion between 'futile treatment' and 'futile life.' If a person is not able to communicate or interact with others, many consider treatments which would keep that person alive to be 'futile,' not because the treatment would be ineffective at preserving life, but because they don't see a purpose to that life," he said.

"Certainly there is such a thing as a worthless treatment. But there is no such thing as a worthless life," he said.

Fr. Pavone was a familiar figure as life advocates and members of her family battled for Terri's life in those last few months and weeks as her husband sought court permission to order her physicians to withhold the basic needs of life – food and water.

He described her final hours as "an agony unlike anything I have ever seen" and has not changed his characterization of her death as murder. He preached at her funeral Mass and is preaching at her second anniversary memorial Mass.

In his website, he noted that he recently had the privilege of blessing Terri's grave.

"Those who visit the gravestone … will notice something highly unusual. While on most graves there is an inscription of two dates – when the person was born and when he or she died – on Terri's there are three."

Her gravestone, he said, lists: "Born December 3, 1963" and then "Departed this Earth February 25, 1990."

Finally, it concludes: "At Peace March 31, 2005"

"The whole world knows that she died on March 31, 2005. National and global media were present at the scene for days, covering every detail. Media were present again when I preached at her funeral mass. We know when she died. But her gravestone has become a pulpit for the euthanasia movement," he said.

"Those who killed her are now using her grave as a platform for their twisted ideology. What they are trying to say is that once her brain was injured in 1990 and she was no longer functioning like most of us, she wasn't one of us anymore. She 'departed this earth.'"

"This is actually a variation on an ancient heresy, which says that we are really spirits inhabiting a body. Terri couldn't communicate normally. So, her 'spirit' must have left her. The body was just a shell left behind. Those who believe she really 'departed this earth' in 1990 can therefore pretend it was OK to kill her in 2005. After all, it wasn't really her. She was already gone," he said.

He said Christianity teaches a unity of body and soul and further, the gravestone is an insult to those who are disabled and to those who love and care for them.

"Should they be considered already dead, too? Are we just wasting our time caring for them. Euthanasia advocates would have us think so," he said.

"As I blessed Terri's grave, I also prayed that God's people would be kept safe from this falsehood. And I recalled being in Terri's room the day she died. I remembered her face, dehydrated from not having had a drop of water in two weeks. I recalled seeing the flowers, inches away, on her night table. They were immersed in water. And as I left the grave, I gave a final glance to the vase of flowers that was standing by the stone," he said.

Pavone also noted that people who worry about a "right to die" needn't.

"Don't worry – you won't miss out on it," he wrote.

"A right is a moral claim. We do not have a claim on death; rather, death has a claim on us! Some see the 'right to die' as parallel to the 'right to life.' In fact, however, they are opposite. The 'right to life' is based on the fact that life is a gift that we do not possess as a piece of property … but rather is an inviolable right. It cannot be taken away by another or by the person him/herself. The 'right to die' is based, rather, on the idea of life as a 'thing we possess' and may discard when it no longer meets our satisfaction. The 'right to die' philosophy says there is such a thing as a 'life not worth living.' For a Christian, however, life is worthy in and of itself, and not because it meets certain criteria that others or we might set."

On his website, he elaborated: "In the case of a person who is not dying but whose physical or mental functioning is impaired, the question often arises as to whether we should 'keep them alive' by feeding them," he wrote. "But there is no more of a doubt about keeping that person alive than about keeping alive anyone else who is not impaired! There is no underlying cause of death in this case. To fail to feed such a person is to introduce a new cause of death, namely, starvation."

He also suggested that as soon as there is the "right" to voluntary euthanasia, "you automatically and immediately introduced non-voluntary euthanasia, that is, killing people without their having asked for it."

"The reason is simple: A person should not be deprived of a 'right' simply because they are not able to ask for it. This is especially easy to understand when the 'right' is freedom from suffering. Why should someone suffer just because he cannot vocalize his desire to die?"

"This also leads to involuntary euthanasia, the killing of people although they want to live. The reasoning that leads to this conclusion is that the patient is not in a position to properly evaluate what is best for him/her in the circumstances – so we will step in and do what is best," he wrote.

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

British town votes to change a church to a mosque

Turning a church into a mosque in England.... See the rest of the article here. I have heard it is happening in other countries, also, for the same reasons.

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Today, Britain has fewer than 500,000 practicing Methodists, and only about 6 percent of Christians here attend church regularly, according to Peter Brierley, executive director of Christian Research.

The number of Britain's Muslims who regularly attend Friday prayers is not precisely known, but most agree that Muslims in Britain are far more devoted to their religion than Christians.

The symbolic encroachment of Islam at the pinnacles of British power is already clear. At Oxford University town residents recently, and unsuccessfully, fought the building of a Center for Islamic Studies, and in the House of Lords the number of Muslim members has gone from none to seven during the decade of Labor government.

In working class neighborhoods, the differences between the white British and the immigrant Muslim Asians, who began arriving in significant numbers from former British colonies in Pakistan and Bangladesh in the 1970s, are stark. Contemporary Britons are marrying less and bearing more children out of wedlock; many Muslims, who put stock in intact families, find those trends disturbing. The alarming rate of alcohol consumption among white Britons sets the two groups apart, too. In Blackburn and Preston, increasing numbers of neighborhoods have become exclusively Muslim.

Even as devotion among Christians wanes, the growing influence of the conservative Wahabi school of Islam is more and more visible among women who wear black robes and cover all but their eyes.

In Blackburn, the constituency of Jack Straw, the Labor leader of the House of Commons, there are 30,000 Muslims among a population of 80,000. But in a tell-tale sign for the future, the number of Blackburn children 10 years and younger is evenly divided between Christian and Muslim.

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Holocaust Survivor Speaks and Warns Us

Anyone who has read my profile will know that I am a reader of Historical Novels, and that I especially like those by Brock and Bodie Thoene. I have followed her since she had only two or perhaps three books out, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next new book in all of her series. Brock does the historical research, she does the writing.

Anyone familiar with her books may remember the story of Jacob and Lori.

Lori Kalner has been answering questions on their blog. The latest one is quoted below in part. It is relevant to the anniversary of Terri Schindler Schiavo's death two years ago, and the attitude that many today are being 'taught' is 'good' . Thinking that THEY are being 'merciful'... they are falling into the same trap of determining who is 'worthy of life' ... or 'non-productive eaters' of the Nazi T4 Program. The links to the others that Lori Kalner has written are below.

Remember, this is from a woman who LIVED IT, and who SURVIVED IT! She is warning us today......

  • Our Last Palm Sunday
  • 4/1/2007 - Lori Kalner


    At our last Palm Sunday pageant my friend in her wheelchair was dressed in a beautiful blue frock and her smile of joy was from deep within her. I pushed her chair. The branches of welcome for Jesus adorned her wheelchair and we children performed the coming of Jesus in triumph to Jerusalem riding on a colt.
    Such music from the choir! J.S. Bach. The music from the great organ boomed as our true King entered! Such Hosannas of joy rang out, which I am sure rivaled those of the multitudes in Jerusalem on the day the King of Israel entered His city!
    My silent little friend in her wheelchair began to weep with joy as the procession came near us. The Holy Spirit came upon her. Her hands had no strength to hold the branches but she raised up her hands and cried out loudly, “Yesu! Yesu!”
    In her heart this was no mere pageant; she was living the true moment of the coming of her Lord. I knew this and I felt the warmth of the Holy Spirit physically flowing from her.
    My heart was also full of the Lord, because of HER great joy and faith.
    And then I looked up and saw the dark gaze of one whom I knew was a Nazi official. He fixed his hatred upon my friend in the wheelchair.


    And yet…in the back of our church we saw Nazis wearing the armbands of the broken cross. They had seen my friend in the wheelchair. They were offended by her imperfection among the Aryan race. They did not see her great joy as she welcomed King Jesus into our midst. Nor did they see the special grace of God’s spirit descending on her among us all and filling her among us all. Instead, her name was set down in their black books for destruction.


    Though I did not see Jesus descend in His glory in a physical way on that day, I saw His presence descend upon my little friend in her wheelchair!
    How the evil one hated her joy that day! Satan marked her as among the first for destruction because her heart was so pure; so beautiful…though later those who were healthy and strong would look at her and say, “It’s kinder for her if we end such a half-life! Put this cripple out of our sight!”

    These are all in reverse order.....

  • Why Not Reveal the Truth?
  • 3/16/2007 - Lori Kalner
  • Fighter Pilots in I948
  • 3/13/2007 - From Bernie and Esther
  • After the Bombs
  • 3/8/2007 - Lori Kalner

  • Remembering Rachel`s Wound
  • 3/5/2007 - Lori Kalner

  • Remembering my loved Ones
  • 3/1/2007 - Lori Kalner
  • The Day Israel Became a Nation
  • 2/27/2007 - Lori Kalner
  • My Father and Other Pastors who struggled
  • 2/25/2007 - Lori Kalner
  • 2/23/2007 - Lori Kalner
  • 2/21/2007 - Lori Kalner
  • Yesterday`s heros and today`s struggle
  • 2/20/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene
  • Lori Kalner escape from Nazis
  • 2/19/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene
  • Lori Kalner-The World Today
  • 2/18/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene
  • Lori Kalner`s answers
  • 2/17/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene
  • Has the Lord healed my heart? Lori Kalner
  • 2/16/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene
  • Jacob and Lori`s children
  • 2/15/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene
  • Ask Lori Kalner
  • 2/15/2007 - Bodie & Brock Thoene

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