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98% of Catholic Relief Services’ contributions go to pro-abort politicians

The Catholic Church’s position on abortion has always been and remains one of abortion being an “intrinsic evil,” which means no amount or variety of excuse or rationalization can justify the killing of a wholly, 100% innocent human life in the womb.

APersonsAPersonAnd yet a study by the Lepanto Institute found that a shocking 98%, i.e., nearly all of the political donations by employees of the Catholic Relief Services go to pro-abortion political candidates.

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international charity organization founded in 1943 by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. It is said to provide assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories across the world. The Lepanto Institute for the Restoration of All Things in Christ is a research and education organization dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within.

First, let’s look at Lepanto Institute‘s methodology.

As explained by Michael Hichborn for the Lepanto Institute, August 8, 2016, contributions that Americans give to political campaigns are recorded and made available as public information in order to ensure transparency in the political process. Donors are asked to provide information on their employer or what line of work they are in. Anyone can search the donor database by location, job type, sex, or religion. In fact, political parties and research organizations mine this data to look for demographic trends by location, job type, sex, or religion.

The Lepanto Institute (LI) did just that. It conducted a general search on www.opensecrets.org for the search term “Catholic” listed under employer/occupation and found 6,293 records for listings such as “Catholic priest,” “Catholic Health,” “Catholic High School,” and even “Catholic Relief Services.”

LI then narrowed the search to employees of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and found the contribution records of 52 CRS employees, who made a total of 191 political contributions. 50 of the 52 (i.e., 96.16%) CRS employees had donated to openly pro-abortion politicians, accounting for 187 or 98% of the total 191 contributions.

Hichborn points out the obvious, which is that “Statistically, this indicates an overwhelming one-sidedness, with almost no diversity of opinion among those working for CRS.”

He concludes:

“What this data reveals is that the culture of Catholic Relief Services is not one that is friendly to pre-born babies or the Catholic faith it claims to serve. In fact, as we see that employees of CRS are donating almost exclusively to candidates diametrically opposed to the Catholic Church, we can easily conclude that it’s because their faith isn’t Catholicism — it’s the Democratic Party. And given this, it becomes a little clearer why CRS would annually facilitate tens of millions of dollars to organizations that commit abortion, perform sterilizations, and distribute contraception. It also explains the bevy of other problems found at CRS, such as its publication of manuals and programs promoting condom use, the implementation of contraception-promoting programs like Healthy Choices 2 and Shuga.

This is why I’d long stopped donating to Catholic Relief Services because every penny I give also goes to the salaries of its evil employees.

And if you’re Catholic, I urge you to stop donating to CRS, but tell your pastor and bishop why. Just print out this post, put it in an envelope, and drop it in the donation basket.

And the U.S. Catholic Church wonders why Mass attendance is down, there is a priest shortage, and dioceses are closing down empty parishes . . . .

See also “Abortion is the leading cause of death in U.S.

~Eowyn

Abortion is the leading cause of death in U.S.

2016 looks to be the Year of the Baby Bust.

As reported by ABC News on August 9, 2016, fertility rates in America — the number of babies born per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 — are at the lowest levels ever recorded, according to researchers in a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Here’s a reason that nobody wants to talk about: Abortion.

A study by a team of scientists at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte reveals the terrible toll of abortion. It is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost a third (32.1%) of all deaths in 2009.

The study by James Studnicki, Sharon MacKinnon, and John W. Fisher was published as “Induced Abortion, Mortality, and the Conduct of Science” in the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine on June 17, 2016.

Here’s a figure from page 173 of Studnicki, et al.‘s report, showing abortion as the leading cause of death for Hispanics, Whites, and Blacks.

YPLL by cause of death, U.S., 2009

Studnicki, et al. begin by taking issue with the fact that abortion deaths are not included among U.S. death statistics although from the standpoint of science, abortion is a human death:

“There is no credible scientific opposition to the fact that a new genetically distinct human organism begins with fertilization and that, simply stated, human life begins at conception. Nor is there dispute that, in the absence of induced abortion and with the exception of natural fetal losses, conception usually results in a live [human] birth.”

Which, of course, makes it curious why “abortion is not reported as a cause of death in the vital statistics system in the United States. Nor is this exclusion limited to the United States. Although there are nearly 200 nations where the procedure is legal, and a conservatively estimated 45-50 million [abortions] are performed annually worldwide, there is no country which considers induced abortion as a reportable death.”

The exclusion of abortion in death rates is a gaping hole in the study of demography and government policy-making concerning resource allocation because “fertility, mortality and migration are the principal determinants of population increases, decreases, and demographic composition in any nation.”

This exclusion of abortion in death rates especially impacts racial minorities in the U.S. because abortion disproportionately affects certain racial/ethnic minorities — namely, blacks and Hispanics.

Of the total 3,589,163 abortions in the U.S. in 2009, abortions accounted for:

  • 16.4% of Non-Hispanic White (NHW) deaths
  • 61.1% of Non-Hispanic Black (NHB) deaths
  • 64.0% of Hispanic deaths

In fact, abortion accounts for 2 out of every 3 deaths among Blacks and Hispanics.

For Blacks and Hispanics, homicide and suicide were also ranked in the top 10 causes of death, but both causes-of-death were far out-ranked by abortion. Abortion takes a deadlier toll among Blacks compared to other racial/ethnic groups: The abortion death rate for Blacks is 5.9 times that of Whites and 2.1 times that of Hispanics.

#BlackLivesMatter

And so, as the study concludes that although —

“Abortion is undoubtedly the most demographically consequential cause of death for Hispanics and NHB [Blacks]. Yet, there is evidence that the scientific community is minimally engaged in informing effective public policy on the topic of abortion….

The exclusion of abortion as a cause of death, in spite of conclusive science to contrary, and the relative paucity of information and funded research on a topic of demonstrated consequence to the demographic composition of the society, may be the ultimate example of science denial…. The appropriate role of science is to inform this societal dialogue with objective information. Labeling abortion as a preventable death is not an argument for restricting access to a legal abortion. However, refusing to acknowledge abortion as a death undermines the role of science and the value of transparency so fundamental to a free society.”

And yet 90+% of Blacks support Hillary Clinton, who is unconditionally and absolutely pro-abortion. They give new meaning to the term “useful idiots”.

H/t Campus Reform

~Eowyn

Hillary aide talks about animal sacrifice to demon Moloch in WikiLeaks email

Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks‘ streaming release of the hacked Hillary Clinton emails is a gift that keeps on giving.

The latest is a very strange email from one of Hillary’s State Department Foreign Service officers named W. Lewis Amselem, in which he, jokingly or not, made mention of “sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch” — a demon to whom child sacrifices are offered. (Amselem is a Sephardic Jewish surname.)

Note: In the Old Testament, Gehenna was a valley by Jerusalem, where apostate Israelites and followers of various pagan gods sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6; Jer. 7:31, 19:2–6). One of those gods was Moloch (aka Molech, Molekh, Molok, Molek, Molock, Moloc, Melech, Milcom or Molcom), an ancient Ammonite god who demanded a particular kind of propitiatory child sacrifice from parents.

Lewis AmselemW. Lewis Amselem is now a retired senior U.S. Foreign Service officer. In 2009 when he wrote that email, Amselem was the head of the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States (OAS). It is said that Amselem had concealed the identities of individuals, one of whom was a U.S. national, who in 1989 kidnapped, tortured and raped Diana Ortiz, an American nun in Guatemala.

Amselem’s email was forwarded by Cheryl D. Mills to Hillary Clinton.

Cheryl D. MillsCheryl Mills was Hillary’s chief of staff throughout Hillary’s 4 years as secretary of state. In June 2016, Mills was deposed as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in response to JW’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, non-government email system (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)).

Below is a screenshot I took of the WikiLeaks email (you can see the email for yourself here). The email from Amselem with the reference to animal sacrifice to Moloch is at the end of a series of forwarded email exchanges. (I painted a red bracket around the animal sacrifice phrase.)

Hillary Wikileaks1See also:

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: How to evaluate someone who claims to be Christian

Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11

Brothers and sisters:
If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died,
and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.

Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly:
immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire,
and the greed that is idolatry.
Stop lying to one another,
since you have taken off the old self with its practices
and have put on the new self,
which is being renewed, for knowledge,
in the image of its creator.
Here there is not Greek and Jew,
circumcision and uncircumcision,
barbarian, Scythian, slave, free;
but Christ is all and in all.

TOPSHOTS-BRAZIL-LIGHTNING-CHRIST THE REDEEMER

We are in the midst of another presidential election season.

And since Christians still constitute a majority, though shrinking, of the U.S. population, the two major parties’ nominees and VP running-mates all claim to be Christians.

But surely, we are not gullible little children who believe someone just because he or she claims to be one? As an example, the Democratic Party’s presidential and vice-presidential nominees both claim to be Christians, and yet both support the absolute “right” of women to kill their unborn. Some followers of Christ they are! More absurd still is Tim Kaine, the Democratic Party’s VP candidate, who says he’s a Catholic when the Catholic Church’s unchanging and unwavering principle is that abortion is an intrinsic evil, for which there can be no excuse, rationalization or justification.

But in the above passage from his letter to the Colossians, St. Paul had given us a simple yardstick to ascertain the truth or falsity of someone — including ourselves — who claims to be a follower of Christ:

“Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry. Stop lying to one another….”

Five of St. Paul’s criteria — immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, greed — are internal attributes that may be opaque for outsiders to see. But the sixth criterion — lying — is an external behavior that is observable and verifiable.

It is also a violation of one of the Ten Commandments — the 9th.

But it’s not just the 9th Commandment, for lying is at the basis of every one of the Ten Commandments. Think about it . . . .

I suggest that we ask ourselves when we are in the voting booth this November 8:

“Which candidate(s) lies, constantly, for which we have incontrovertible evidence?”

No matter your party affiliation, no matter your self-interested reasons for supporting a candidate, imagining that she/he would give you what you want, do you really think a Christian would lie, constantly?

And if she lies about everything, can you believe the promises she’s making in her quest to be president? Seriously, are you really that deluded or stupid?

John 8:43-44

Why do you not understand what I say?
Because you cannot bear to listen to my words.
You are from your father, the devil,
and you prefer to do what your father wants.
He was a murderer from the start;
he was never grounded in the truth;
there is no truth in him at all.
When he lies he is speaking true to his nature,
because he is a liar,
and the father of lies.

Jesus says the Greatest Commandment of all is to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and with all our strength.

So if you love God with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength, how can you lie to others and to yourself, not just once, not just an occasional lapse from grace, but repeatedly, constantly, relentlessly?

See also:

May the joy and peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

~Eowyn

Actress Busy Philipps reveals her greatest fear as a mother is that her daughters will be sexually assaulted

Busy Philipps is a Hollyweird actress most of you have probably never heard of or seen on television.  Check out her Wiki page to learn more about her. I’ve also collected some other information about her:

Busy took part in the “Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence” video (she appears at the 29 second mark).

Busy is a rabid supporter of Planned Parenthood. Here’s here Twitter profile picture (of which I’m sure the irony of her baby in the photo is completely lost on her):

busy philipps twitter profile

She’s a supporter of Hillary Clinton. And she despises republicans. Check out here Twitter feed here.

Given her political leanings, it makes sense that she wants to play the victim role.

From Daily Mail: It’s a concern all parents share for their daughters as sexual assault on college campuses and elsewhere continue to grow.

And Busy Philipps was quick to raise the subject in a cover interview for Mini Magazine‘s Summer 2016 issue, out now online. The 37-year-old, who is mother to Birdie Leigh, seven, and Cricket Pearl, three, revealed: ‘My greatest fear and worry is that one of my daughters will be sexually assaulted in her life. I know the statistics and I will try to help by starting conversations early about sex and protecting themselves, but it scares me to no end.’

The Cougar Town alum, who shares the girls with her screenwriter-producer husband Marc Silverstein, continued: ‘I really hope that meaningful steps will be taken on campuses and I hope consent becomes a part of sex ed in schools.’

And she added: ‘Part of my brain is always taken up by how to protect them, keep them alive, be a good mom.’

Read the rest of the story here.

Busy is certainly right to be concerned for the safety of her children (thank goodness they didn’t end up butchered by Planned Parenthood). And she can raise her children with whatever fears and beliefs she has in mind for them to learn.

In my opinion, this is the major difference between proggies and conservatives: Proggies look to others to protect them and for government controls in every facet of our lives that supposedly protect us. And those Hollyweird actors have bodyguards at their awards shows. They start out from a place of fear. They are victims.

Conservatives, on the other hand, look to themselves to protect their own lives and that of their families. They rely on their own parenting skills to teach their children how to be safe. And they start from a place of self-preservation rather than fear.

Photo courtesy of The Well Armed Woman

Photo courtesy of The Well Armed Woman

Teach your children well – and teach them not to be victims. Empower them!

DCG

Another Hollyweird movie to avoid: “Bad Moms”

bad moms

This movie is to be released on July 29th. From Wikipedia, here’s the plot:

“Amy Mitchell (played by Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities going on a wild binge of long-overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.”

Some things to know about some of the stars of this movie:

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis: Kunis supports the Democratic Party and Barack Obama. In a 2012 interview, she criticized the Republican Party, saying: “The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time?”

Kristen Bell: Kristen (a mother herself) is a rabid supporter of Planned Parenthood.

Bell is also a rabid anti-gunner. She ALWAYS tweets nasty words for the NRA, gun owners, and republicans after any gun incident (oddly, she doesn’t tweet about the regular shootings in Chiraq). Some of her tweets:

  • “The @NRA needs mental health care.” (In response to the Sandy Hook shootings.)
  • “Official diagnosis: This country is gun sick.” (In response to the Dallas Police shootings.)
  • A tweet Bell retweeted after the Orlando shootings: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Senators that voted down gun control. My thoughts: do your job. My prayer: you’re voted out of office.”
  • Another retweet of Bell’s: “Ladies, this election cycle you either vote with your vagina or your asshole. #HillaryClinton #DonaldTrump

And my favorite tweet of Bell’s: “We can all use are voices, but Lets not be disrespectful, immature, & reactive w/out any forethought. None of those things are helping.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Michelle Obama

Jada Pinkett Smith and Michelle Obama

Jada Pinkett Smith: Smith boycotted the Oscars this year, along with her husband Will, due to a lack of diversity among the nominees. In a video posted to Facebook, Smith said she would not even watch the Oscars on TV this year. Her husband, Will Smith, had been considered an Oscar contender for his role in “Concussion” but was not nominated. “Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday, and I can’t help but ask the question: Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?” she said.

Smith and her husband are also supporters of Obama.  Earlier this year, the two added their star power to President Barack Obama’s initiative to boost opportunities for vulnerable young Americans. The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation said it will launch a “Careers in Entertainment Tour” to support Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative on its two-year anniversary. In keeping with the initiative’s goals, the tour will be aimed at helping underserved high school and college students interested in entertainment industry careers, the foundation said.

Another Hollyweird movie I will not be seeing.

DCG

Bernie sells out; endorses one-percenter Hillary Clinton

After spending months presenting himself as an anti-establishment crusader against the superwealthy 1%, today Bernie Sanders reveals who he really is by 100% endorsing superwealthy, one-percenter Hillary Clinton who, as the wife of a former president and herself a former U.S. senator and former secretary of state, is the epitomy of the Establishment.

Hillary Bernie, two peas in a pod

Hillary Bernie, two rotten peas in a pod

Below are exerpts of phony Bernie’s endorsement speech (words colored teal are mine):

“Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that. She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.

I have come here today […] to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president. […] This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face. And there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, [I’m a brown-noser who will lie about anything — that] Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that. […]

Hillary Clinton understands that we must fix an economy in America that is rigged and that sends almost all new wealth and income to the top one percent [– an exclusive club of which she and Bill are members]. […]

This campaign is about moving the United States toward universal health care and reducing the number of people who are uninsured or under-insured [because Obamacare has worked so well — not!]. Hillary Clinton wants to see that all Americans have the right to choose a public option in their health care exchange, which will lower the cost of health care [just like Obama had promised lied!]. She also believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt in to Medicare and she wants to see millions more Americans gain access to primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs through a major expansion of community health centers throughout this country [and greatly adding to America’s multi-trillion-dollar national debt]. Hillary is committed to seeing thousands of young doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists and other medical professionals practice in underserved areas as we follow through on President Obama’s idea of tripling funding for the National Health Service Corps [– the money for which will come from thin air]. […]

This election is about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that currently exists, the worst it has been since 1928. Hillary Clinton knows that something is very wrong when the very rich [like her and her Wall St. funders like Goldman Sachs] become richer [….]

This election is about the thousands of young people I have met who have left college deeply in debt, the many others who cannot afford to go to college and the need for this country to have the best educated workforce in the world if we are to compete effectively in a highly competitive global economy. Hillary Clinton believes that we must substantially lower student debt, and that we must make public colleges and universities tuition free for the middle class and working families of this country [–the money for which will also come from thin air]. […]

I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. I remember her as a great first lady [who accomplished nothing as first lady] who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play as she helped lead the fight for universal health care [which was a complete failure]. I served with her in the United States Senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of children [by aborting killing millions of children in their mothers’ wombs].

Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today.”

Source: The Hill

Hey, Bernie supporters!

It must suck to be gullible suckers like you.

~Eowyn