Saturday, March 17, 2007

Annunication Novena Day 2 - The Conversion of Souls

Archangel Gabriel go ahead of our prayer this day to open, minds, ears, hearts, and souls to hear the love of FATHER GOD. O, Holy Spirit enlighten them so that they will be receptive to this grace and enable them to accept, internalize and utilize this grace to do the FATHER'S WILL in all things at all times. We ask all this in the Name of JESUS CHRIST, by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and by the will of GOD THE FATHER.

Annunciation Novena for the Conversion of souls

I greet you, Ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power! I greet you, Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and refuge of sinners! Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty and sweetness, and by your tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, miserable as I am, and beg of you to obtain for me from your dear Son the favor I request in this novena:

(mention your request).

Obtain for me also, Queen of heaven, the most lively contrition for my many sins and the grace to imitate closely those virtues which you practiced so faithfully, especially humility, purity and obedience. Above all, I beg you to be my Mother and Protectress, to receive me into the number of your devoted children, and to guide me from your high throne of glory. Do not reject my petitions, Mother of Mercy! Have pity on me, and do not abandon me during life or at the moment of my death. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

Friday, March 16, 2007

'Citizens of the Internet'- UNITE!

There should be an outcry AND a REACTION that reverberates throughout the internet...and beyond.

'Sinister' speech plan to track Americans

Records show it would impose vast new requirements on executive branch officials to keep track of the names of citizens who contact them, and the subjects of any conversations, so that information could be compiled four times a year and published for all the world to see.

According to National Right to Life Committee:

The so-called “Executive Branch Reform Act” (H.R. 984), authored by Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-Ca.) and Tom Davis (R-Va.), that would require thousands of Executive Branch officials to file quarterly reports listing every letter, e-mail, fax, and verbal communication that they receive from any “private party” in which the communicator “seeks to influence official action by any officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States.” The bill defines “private party” as any person other than another government official or staff person. So unless you are a governmental official, this means you. According to the Washington Post (March 6), "A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says that she backs the measure . . . and that she expects it to get a vote in the House."

Congressman Waxman's & Congressman Davis' contact page/email would not be available...hmmm...I guess that's really want they want, don't you think? Maybe they're concerned that their servers will go down because of too much email? Or maybe they just don't want to be subjected to their constituent's opinions and communications?

Action on either or both bills could come before the end of March.

***ALERT- "Pink Fairy Tales" - Another Culture War Strategy

"Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ."

Parents beware! There's a plot to take over "Fairy Tales"!

A reader of this blog alerted me to the developing strategy playing out in the UK. Supposedly it is a 'trial.' Fortunately, parents in the UK are responding to this plan.

"If successful, the scheme will be extended nationwide."-UK"
"600,000-pound ($1.16 million) scheme"
(They're playing for keeps here don't throw that kind of money around
without expecting a desired outcome!)
Review of the books to be used in the 'trial'
The 'root' of the scheme-
(Remember this item almost a year ago!)

I'm unaware of this 'parody' "Grimm Tales Made Gay"

I encourage you to make yourself aware of what your child is learning in school. And by the way--not just in public school-Catholic Ed. has not provided the best Christian/Catholic teachings either. Be on guard to protect your children from the battles that continue daily.

One more thing while I have your ATTENTION!!

Please know there's a concerted effort by the 'enemy' to TAKE YOUR SOUL and your CHILD'S SOUL!

Another case & point--Gregory Maguire's book Wicked:The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West has been adapted to a very successful Broadway musical-"Wicked". The play is his interpretation of what happened before Dorothy arrived in the Land of OZ. It appears to be quite 'dark'. Here's some background-articles concerning Mr. Maguire-his life, his history, his work-books for children and adults, his 'family', and his philosophy: Mr. Wicked &
Gregory Maguire Steps Out from Behind the Curtain-And this quote from this article is quite unnerving. The interviewer questions him about a poem in his book Mirror Mirror: A Novel:

The very first bit that came to me was four lines of poetry referring to the Snow White character in my book called Bianca de Nevada.

I am a girl who did no wrong.

I walked this side of Jesus when I could.

I kept an angel in my apron pocket.

I do not think it did me any good.

You hear in those sad lines, really, my sense of the desperation in those towers. No matter how faithful those people were, how good or how bad they met terrible ends because of some grinding of fate that was larger than their belief could prevent.

Having then unleashed that little bit of poetic voice in me, I went on and wrote five or six more. The next was the one regarding Lucrezia Borgia, the famous poisoner from the High Renaissance.

I am a woman who slept with my father the Pope.

They say I did, at least, and so does he.

And who am I to make of the Pope a liar,

And who is he to make a liar of me?

Similarly, those lines have to do with religious authority and with individuals bucking against it, whether it be the authority of fundamentalist Muslims or fundamentalist Christians or fundamentalist states. This was part of my way of marrying my anxiety about the moment to the story.

His 'stuff'-attitudes, thoughts (dark as they ARE), beliefs, etc. are going to permeate all he touches. His darkness will continue to engulf others if the LIGHT of CHRIST is not presented to him.

According to Wikipedia he sits on the board of National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance--ABOUT NCBLA do you GET IT NOW?! So every penny/dollar that goes to that 'wonderful, awesome, cool' Broadway play will go filtering backward into these organizations that continue to promote the homosexual agenda to our children and throughout the world! THAT my dear friends IS DARKNESS...NOT LIGHT!

John 1:3-5

What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


***UPDATE ON THIS BILL: Texas bill makes STD vaccine voluntary for school girls

Despite the victory for pro-family forces, which opposed making the STD vaccine mandatory, Adams says the fight is not over yet.

“Now we do have a little bit of a twist in the story, and that is that this vaccine could be added to the required list of vaccines before entering the 6th grade,” she says. “And that can be done by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner, and so we do have a new twist in the story.”

Texas House approves bill blocking order requiring vaccine


Annunication Novena Day 1 - The Conversion of Souls

Archangel Gabriel go ahead of our prayer this day to open, minds, ears, hearts, and souls to hear the love of FATHER GOD. O, Holy Spirit enlighten them so that they will be receptive to this grace and enable them to accept, internalize and utilize this grace to do the FATHER'S WILL in all things at all times. We ask all this in the Name of JESUS CHRIST, by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and by the will of GOD THE FATHER.

Annunciation Novena for the Conversion of souls

I greet you, Ever-blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Throne of Grace, miracle of Almighty Power! I greet you, Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity and Queen of the Universe, Mother of Mercy and refuge of sinners!Most loving Mother, attracted by your beauty and sweetness, and by your tender compassion, I confidently turn to you, miserable as I am, and beg of you to obtain for me from your dear Son the favor I request in this novena:

(mention your request).

Obtain for me also, Queen of heaven, the most lively contrition for my many sins and the grace to imitate closely those virtues which you practiced so faithfully, especially humility, purity and obedience. Above all, I beg you to be my Mother and Protectress, to receive me into the number of your devoted children, and to guide me from your high throne of glory.Do not reject my petitions, Mother of Mercy! Have pity on me, and do not abandon me during life or at the moment of my death. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

"The Church Will Not Be Hannitized"

From Fr. Euteneuer...

Forty years of vigorous internal dissent against clearly-defined teachings on contraception have ceded the battlefield to the default cultural mindset that says contraception is not only morally justified, it is actually “a good thing,” as Mr. Hannity has stated. We know that all chemical contraception actually causes abortions at the embryonic stage, but dissenters are rarely swayed by medical facts.


This whole incredible episode has exposed, in a graphic way, the profound internal crisis of Catholicism in a post-Vatican II world. The battle is not at all between so-called liberals and conservatives. The poster boy for conservative values has just gone on record admitting that he is—obstinately—in denial of a truth of the Faith that must be believed, as the Catechism says, “with divine and catholic faith” (n. 2089). “Liberal” and “conservative” values must all be held up to scrutiny by the Church because no political ideology has the charism of infallibility. Only Christ’s Vicar has that. Rather, the internecine battle within our own Church is between those who believe in objective right and wrong and those who believe that they, individually, are the arbiters of right and wrong.

This issue is not over, friends, because the battle lines are being drawn between the two worldviews and the stakes are high. Those stakes are the hannitized souls of this and the next generation of youth, and they are worth fighting for. For my part I have been deeply gratified to see evidence of the soldiers of the Church Militant who accept objective right and wrong about contraception and are quite fed up with the nonsense of the high profile dissenters who have done so much spiritual damage to souls. We stand together to defend our first love—Christ’s Church! After all, it’s not just Hannity’s soul we are worried about. How many millions are potentially led astray by a man with that kind of platform? Keep in mind, though, that our project is much more than just objecting to dissenters in the media. We are to lead souls to the Truth through the media, or despite it. That is our common mission.


And so in light of my last posting...I will join Fr. and ask you to do the same:

Now I need to ask you for a quick favor. Starting today there are nine days before our Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation—that day in history when Our Lord took on embryonic form in the womb of His most holy Mother. Pray with me a novena for the conversion of all those who have bought into the lies of the contraceptive culture—including Mr. Hannity. Then pray that he responds to my second request to meet with him privately. Who knows, we may de-hannitize our whole Church through his conversion!

Let's take back HER FEAST DAY and pray the Annunciation Novena for the conversion of all souls!

A Letter to the Vatican from List of Dissenters

*** Sorry I had to readjust/repost this post as the links-URL 'bled' into each other canceling out the directed link/URL.***
(Please pray before reading ...disturbing info...Forum -Catholic lesbians-Sponsored by New Ways Ministry where I found the letter/information)
According to a list (huge-whew!) of dissenters-the feast of the Annunciation March 25th is the 14th Annual World Day of Prayer for Women’s Ordination...and their letter to Rome:

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Apostolic Palace

Your Holiness,
Every year on 25 March, the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholics around the world organize events to bring attention to the fact that Catholic women are excluded from ordination. This year will be the 14th annual World Day of Prayer for Women’s Ordination, and we expect that there will be over 25 events around the world.

In honor of this day, we invite you to lead the way in presenting a fair and equitable model of how women should be treated in our world by taking the necessary steps to open all doors to women within the Roman Catholic Church, including admission to all ordained ministries. We also ask that you work to renew church structures in order to involve all members in governance. By acting justly within our own ranks, we, the body of Christ, can affect society.

On the same day that we celebrate Mary saying ‘yes’ to God, we are saying ‘yes’ to women’s leadership in the Church. Mary’s decision was conscious and deliberate, and it made her an active partner in bringing about the reign of God. By praying for women to be priests on this day, we embrace Mary’s spiritual power and her prophetic role in God’s plan of justice for the world.

Because Mary is a spiritual leader and some even call her a priest, on 25 March we will pray for women’s ordination to a renewed priestly ministry. We will also pray for the difference that women in church governance would make by addressing the issues of social justice that disproportionately affect women, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS, genocide and more.

The exclusion of women and lay men from the full decision making and sacramental life of the Church is linked to these issues in that — while the impact has extremely different levels of intensity — the root cause is the same: male domination and sexism.

As this day of prayer approaches, we urge you to open the discussion on women’s ordination and the need for change in Church structures. To bring our beloved Church closer to the gospel values that Jesus modeled for us, we need all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in women as well as in men, to be fully integrated into every aspect and ministry of the Church.

Thanking you for your time and consideration,

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Ireland

Call to Action, USA

Catholics for a Free Choice, USA

Catholics for a Free Choice, Canada

Catholic Network for Women’s Equality, Canada

Catholic Women’s Ordination,United Kingdom

CORPUS,USA - (on this from this letter/list)


Interreligious Conference of European Women Theologians,Germany

Femmes at Hommes en Eglise, France

Housetop, United Kingdom

National Coalition of American Nuns, USA

New Wine,Great Britain

New Ways Ministry, USA

Phoebe, Japan

Purple Stole Movement of We Are Church, Germany

Quixote Center, USA

Roman Catholic Womenpriests Europe-West, Germany, France, and Switzerland

Roman Catholic Womenpriests North America, USA and Canada

Save Our Sacraments, USA

Sisters Against Sexism, USA (Looked high-n-low...just articles & other links)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Ordination Conference, USA

Women’s Ordination Conference, USA

Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, USA

Most Reverend Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States

Most Reverend William S. Skylstad, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Most Reverend David J. Malloy, General Secretariat, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Maybe since New Ways got a 'No Way' from Archbishop Flynn...maybe we could alert each Bishop where each event is planned...? and send/forward the background info on to the Vatican? What if we divided the list and everyone took a part of the country/diocese they have planned an event? WE could do this! Come on...Look at this one:

West Coast:
SAN JOSE, CA: Contact: Victoria Rue, When: Wednesday, March 21, at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m, woman priest presiding! Where: San Jose State University in the Spartan Memorial Chapel What: Dr. Victoria Rue, Roman Catholic woman priest, will celebrate a feminist & inclusive Mass for the World Day of Prayer for Women's Ordination. ALL ARE WELCOME AT THE TABLE!

This whole thing makes me sick. Does it bother you that they bring scandal and harm against the BODY OF CHRIST, to do something about it in this season of Lent?

These groups will not take my joy nor will they take my charity! And they will NOT HARM HIS BODY! Pray that they will be stopped...all these groups. Please make a concerted effort to study the groups listed above. Look at their sponsors/links etc...they all prop each other up and are at times connected to 'big business'! Be a good steward with your gifts! Pray for discernment in all things!

Sacramentum Caritatis & CFFC-Catholic for Free Choice

CFFC Statement on Pope Benedict XVI's Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Eucharist: Sacramentum Caritatis—The Sacrament of Love

I don't care what you guys have to say!

Btw...I'm just reporting...don't shoot the messenger!

Another Sean Hannity & Fr. Euteneuer Response

Lisa Fabrizio at the American Spectator weighs in on the Hannity & Fr. Euteneuer 'debate'...
Resent or Repent?

Another awesome and to the point piece!

LA RE Congress 2007 Photos

'Veil Tip' to Gerald at The Cafeteria is Closed-for the LA RE Congress 2007 photo alert. Not much new to report. The same abuses vessels used at liturgies for the event and the usual other practices i.e. liturgical dance, etc.
Here are the pic. categories:


Youth Day Liturgy, here & here-You can get on a laptop during Mass now? Gosh, a cell phone ringing during Mass now is passe?


African American

Native American -Huh? - And what's this about?...never mind I don't think I really wanna know!

Spanish -What if those glasses all fell and broke on the cement arena floor?! What about the Precious Blood on that cement floor?!!!

'All that Jazz' & More Jazz- Lit. dancing and incense?

Vietnamese Thank goodness---There's reverence here...but still those glass vessels...scratch that....where's the Ciborium? They used a 'basket' for His Precious Body?

Indonesian & here-basket, basket everywhere!

2007 RE Congress Highlights

Closing Liturgy & here

And to even know this information makes me so very sad...The Stats

'Twister' in the dark - Sacred Space Labyrinth

I think they chose the wrong theme -"Stand in the Light", because they sure ARE IN THE DARK! -(note 'dream weaver' hanging on the left from ceiling and the light show)

Only JESUS can open their eyes! light has the victory!
The darkness tries to extinguish the LIGHT! John the Baptist came as a witness to the Light-to bear witness. Each of us is also called to bear witness to the Light.

John 1:1-14
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be
4 through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race;
5 the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 A man named John was sent from God.
7 He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.
8 He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.
9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him.
11 He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him.
12 But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,
13 who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man's decision but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.

FATHER forgive them for they know not what they do! Luke 23:34

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

*Round 3- The 'dialog' continues - Fr. Jonathan

UPDATE: Sean Hannity and Fr. Euteneuer

The avalanche of messages I received from all of you in response to yesterday’s column reflects the widespread interest in confronting difficult issues about faith and morality in a clear, respectful, and effective way.

While Fr. Thomas Euteneuer and I may disagree on how best to attain this lofty goal in certain venues, like on a secular television network, we are of one heart and mind on substance.

Interesting....waiting for the next round...

VeriChip in 500 Hospitals & 18 Implanted Diabetics

VeriChip Passes Significant Milestone:
Over 500 Hospitals Have Now Agreed to Adopt VeriMed Patient Identification System

VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today that 65 new hospitals have agreed to participate in the VeriMed Patient Identification System network at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) 13th Annual Scientific Assembly conference in Las Vegas, bringing the Company’s total number of enrolled hospitals to more than 500.

Keep an eye out on your local hospital...

And we gotta watch our health....18 Diabetic Patients implanted with VeriMed RFID Microchip at Atlanta Diabetes EXPO and watch out for the 'voluntary procedure'.

VeriChip Corporation (NASDAQ: CHIP), a provider of RFID systems for healthcare and patient-related needs, announced today it added 18 diabetic patients to its VeriMed Patient Identification System at an Atlanta Diabetes EXPO sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

At the EXPO, physicians implanted VeriMed RFID microchips in conference attendees who signed up for the voluntary procedure. The VeriMed Patient Identification System, which utilizes an implantable RFID microchip in combination with a handheld RFID scanner and a secure patient database, provides immediate access to important health information for patients who arrive at an emergency department unable to communicate.

Intercessory Prayer

Does God answer prayer? ASU research says 'yes'

I definitely didn't need a study to determine this fact. I know it first hand.

Happy Pi Day!

The Overlooked Schism

I have to study this one...but wanted to post so that you too could view...and as always I consider the sourse....Sojourners Magazine.

UPDATE on 'New Ways Ministry' Event in MN

Twin Cities / No Mass at event about gay Catholics
Archbishop objects to speakers at weekend symposium in metro

Flynn prohibited symposium participants from celebrating Holy Eucharist, saying to do so might mislead Archdiocese members into believing the speakers' views had the church's sanction.

"Hopefully, that will at least minimize potential confusion and scandal," Flynn's letter concluded.


I think there was a Vatican intervention," DeBernardo said late Tuesday, saying he had yet to reach Bishop Leroy Matthiesen, of Amarillo, Texas, to get an explanation for his dropping out.

Hopefully? Please-the scandal continues! and I can only hope and pray that the Vatican DID intervene on this one!
New Ways Ministry - The Sixth National Symposium on Catholicism and Homosexuality

Jon Sobrino, SJ, put on notice-*update


*Another one...from AP-Vatican Condemns Writings of Theologian

Ford pledges to continue support for homosexual activism

AFA chairman Don Wildmon says his organization gave Ford the benefit of the doubt, based on the company's actions, that it had apparently decided to stop supporting homosexual causes and publications.

"We we're wrong," Wildmon admitted. "Ford simply, publicly reinforced the fact that they are still giving their support to the homosexual groups, which, incidentally, have as their top agenda item the legalization of marriage of two people of the same sex."


But last week Ford was listed as a sponsor for the Detroit Motor City Pride Festival. And Wildmon says AFA's conclusion to its supporters that Ford was silently trying to withdraw, was denied by a company spokesperson in a Detroit newspaper.

"They went public to the Detroit News and said, 'No,' they're still supporting the homosexual festivals, 'gay' pride festivals, and they're still supporting the homosexual publications," Wildmon said.

Wildmon says Ford had not advertised in key homosexual publications for three months. But spokesperson Kristen Kinley said the dropping of the GLAAD awards, and all the automaker's advertising and sponsorship decisions, are "strictly driven by business considerations," and not pressure from AFA -- according to the Detroit News.

AFA's chairman now says the group's supporters will continue their boycott against Ford, in light of its media statements last weekend.

Scholar says 'Jesus Tomb' makers mistaken

Jesus not an alien, Venezuelan bishop insists

Noting that every generation poses questions on Christ's identity, Venezuelan Bishop Mario Moronta insists that Jesus was neither a revolutionary, nor a socialist, nor a hippie, nor an alien.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Fr. Euteneuer's 'Open Letter to Fr. Morris'

An Open Letter To Fox Analyst Father Jonathan Morris

[Fr. Morris’ letter to Sean Hannity is reprinted below this “Open Letter.”]

Dear Father Jonathan,
Your letter to Sean Hannity indicates that you did not know that I asked to speak to him in private about this matter in 2004 otherwise you may have tempered your remarks about my supposed lack of charity in dealing with a high profile Catholic who dissents from clearly-defined and reiterated Church teachings. [See “Fr. Euteneuer asks to meet with Hannity about birth control” on sidebar.] You also seemed to be unaware of the fact that Sean was the one who invited me on his program and who then promptly “[threw] civility to the wind,” refused to display “cultivated intelligence” on the issues and jeopardized another person’s “reputation and dignity.” May I also point out that you did not employ with me the same standard of “fraternal correction” that you expected me to employ with Mr. Hannity. I at least made the attempt to speak to him about this issue in private without success; you, in contrast, went immediately to the internet to take me to task. I do not intend to understand your motives; I can only evaluate what I see in your actions.

The question that comes to mind is an obvious one: if you are a Fox analyst on Catholic matters, wouldn’t you have been the one to have had those “private conversations” on birth control with Mr. Hannity? How about discussions on his abortion exceptions? When you told Sean “in person” that you “disagreed with him,” was it on the issue of birth control? If you had done that, I applaud you, but your powers of persuasion may need a little honing—Sean has only gotten more vocal on this issue over time. If you did not speak to him about his public dissent, then I ask you, “Why?” While we are on the subject, have you also analyzed and disagreed with Bill O’Reilly’s perfectly horrible disdain for the Holy Father and the Church that you represent?

The church sex abuse scandal was not just about homosexual and predatory priests. It was about clerical negligence and silence on issues that not only affect people’s souls but also ruin people’s lives. It is highly unusual that you or anyone else would want a priest to be silent on issues that affect the salvation of souls. We used to recognize “admonishing the sinner” as one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy, and I consider my admonishment of Mr. Hannity to have been done in that spirit. I might also add that in doing so I have fulfilled my duty as a priest which is a requirement for my salvation.

As a seminary rector, I would sincerely hope that you are not teaching by word or example the young men in your charge to be politically correct sissies who are afraid to roll up their sleeves and defend the Church in private and in public. We have tons of those types in the clergy already. I would advise you to drink deeply of the wisdom of the Number Two man at our Headquarters who has in no uncertain terms told all of us that high profile dissenters are a scourge and a danger to souls. [See item: “Bertone: Dissident Catholics More Worrying Than Atheists.”]
I wish you fraternal blessings for your priestly work.


Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer

President Human Life International

Hannity the Liberal

Fr. Euteneuer weighs in again...after the 'debate'! Again TEACHING THE TRUTH!

I do love his quote from Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, who has said that “dissident Catholics are more worrying than atheists.”

Whew is RIGHT!

Human Life International e-Newsletter

Volume 01, Special Edition Monday, March 12, 2007

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth.” (2 Tim 4:3-4)

Many Spirit and Life readers may know that after last Friday’s column (“Sean Hannity’s Gospel”) I was invited to defend my position on the Hannity and Colmes show that very night. It’s nice to know that my emails are being read in the hallowed halls of Fox News! I suspected, however, that Hannity wanted to defend his “devout Catholic” credentials, and I was not disabused of this notion when I went on the show. What the show did, above all, was to show not that the Church was wrong or incoherent, but that Hannity, like so many other cultural Catholics, is really a liberal when it comes to certain aspects of sexual morality.

The first point I have to straighten out is for those who were concerned that this was not handled first in private. Well, in fact, I did attempt to handle this matter in private with Mr. Hannity in 2004, but I never received a response to my letter asking him for a meeting. [See side bar item,“Fr. Euteneuer asks to meet with Hannity about birth control.”] As far as I am concerned, I did my due diligence before I went public with my complaint about his hypocrisy; but even if I had not, it was Mr. Hannity’s schedulers who called me to make an issue of it, not I who demanded to appear on his show! In this age of culpable clerical silence on many serious issues affecting people’s souls, do we now want a priest to keep silent about something so important? We can’t have it both ways.

Second, concerning the actual debate, what some are calling Sean’s “disrespect” for me as a member of the clergy was not of concern to me. In that sense, Sean is typical of his generation that has been taught that nobody has any special consecration (even if they technically do) and that everyone has to prove his mettle in the realm of public debate. No problem. I am a holder of this office, and I did not feel that his callous disregard for the priesthood did anything to diminish the sanctity of it, but I can see how it was an extra element of scandal for those who value the priestly office highly. Nor did I really care that he cut me off time and time again in the debate; he’s a known quantity—did you expect anything else from Hannity?

Just for the record, Sean Hannity really is a dissenting Catholic and a public scandal to the Faith. He should be rebuked by his pastor or bishop, not by me, but since that has not been forthcoming in his decade or so of public dissent on radio and TV, somebody in authority had to say something. Hannity, as we know, is shameless on birth control, and judging from the interview, he hasn’t even the vocabulary to rationally defend his position in the face of his Church’s clear teaching. Hannity is also clearly pro-choice on abortion in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother, and he is really cozy with the likes of Rudy Giuliani whose love for abortion and everything gay is hardly a secret. It has even been revealed that Hannity’s website, has a gay dating service that Sean knows about and apparently “has no problem with;” no different from his attitude in regard to birth control. So much for the “devout Catholic” Hannity. If that is devout, then Hugh Heffner is reverent.

The interview on Friday night was enlightening in many senses but mostly because it showed Hannity’s true liberal side. The “Judge not lest ye be judged” comment I have heard only and exclusively in debates with liberals and others with guilty consciences. It is the whine of the person who is doing something that he knows in his heart is wrong but can’t stand anyone pointing out. Hannity’s “judge not” rant can be summarized in one phrase which, if it were put this way, would have been much more identifiable as liberal claptrap: “How dare you question my choice!” Face it: Hannity is a liberal when it comes to sex. In his position next to Colmes, Hannity wears the conservative mantle, but when he comes face to face with the truth of his Church, which I as a priest am obliged to uphold faithfully, he is no more than a liberal relativist.

And in that matter, how different is his position on birth control from that of Planned Parenthood? They have “no problem” with birth control either. In fact it’s much more than a personal matter for them. It fuels their business. Yes, about 60% of women going into abortion clinics are doing it because of failed birth control and no amount of feigned pragmatism about stopping abortions with birth control is going to change the fact that birth control teaches people to be selfish and leads them down the garden path to the killing centers of this nation—or any nation for that matter. And by the way, for those who wanted me to object to both abortion and birth control as a solution to any problem, please go back and listen carefully to the clip—I did object to both! The Catholic Church’s teaching on sexual morality is the only coherent dissenting viewpoint from PP’s gospel of free sex and baby killing, and sadly, Hannity, the “devout Catholic,” just aids and abets those criminals.

Most surprising of all, however, was Hannity’s use of what I call the “argument from pedophilia;” namely, the tendency to fall back on the Church sex abuse scandal when you’re losing an argument with a priest and have to grab for something. I have had people do this to me in front of abortion clinics, at Da Vinci Code protests and in private conversations about Catholicism for the past several years. Let’s just say I didn’t expect it from Hannity! Was it me or did Sean just disconnect from reality at that moment? Where in the world did that come from? Well, it’s because Hannity’s really a closet liberal when pushed to the wall. True colors come out in the wash, and the birth control issue just has a greater tendency to touch the sensitive areas of people’s philosophies of life.

Hannity’s worldview is full of holes. He may have gone to seminary but, if that is the case, his seminary background and knowledge of Latin (!) gives him a greater responsibility to get it right when he wants to spout off about Church teaching in the public forum.

For your reading interest you can click on the side bar items to see some of the incredible feedback that we got on both sides of the debate. Of particular interest is the recent statement of Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, who has said that “dissident Catholics are more worrying than atheists.” Whew—words of warning for Hannity and O’Reilly and company. In the end, we all have to undergo our own “Judgment Day,” and it is the Church’s job to let people know ahead of time that God is not a moral relativist on the issue of birth control.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer

President, Human Life International

The Hannity vs. Fr. Euteneuer Lesson Continues

According to Sean on his radio program this afternoon, he said that there are many priests that have offered great support in his favor and are embarrassed by Fr. Euteneuer's actions. And to make matters worse Fox News' 'news contributor/commentator' -Fr. Jonathan Morris, LC writes and 'Open Letter to Sean Hannity' shaming Fr. Euteneuer....
As I watched a fellow Catholic priest spar with you on the March 9 edition of
Hannity and Colmes, I hung my head in shame and sadness. My colleague in religion (whom I've never met) used the public airways and Internet to call you a heretic and hypocrite.

Come on now....this is what LENT is really about! Where the chaff is being separated from the wheat! Right before our very eyes and ears! Wow!

Post a comment here at Fr. Euteneuer has a blog too! YEA!

Fr. Euteneuer's Contact Info:
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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Intimate friend of Margaret Sanger, dies at 85

LORD have Mercy!

Gay man of New York City continues....
Anonymous Generosity, In Life and In Death

The donor, whose fortune was made as a Manhattan art dealer, was also an expert on sexually transmitted infections, for years running a foundation that disseminated prevention pamphlets he authored. An intimate of Margaret Sanger, he was also active in the defense of reproductive rights.


Perhaps the most famous story about the anonymous donor is how he provided the seed money for the Institute for the Protection of Lesbian and Gay Youth - now the Hetrick-Martin Institute- to offer social services beginning in 1983. Founded in 1979 by the late Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin, it had been a volunteer advocacy and research group.

From the Archdiocese of New York....

Egan Still Mum on Gay Adoptions

It is hard to tell what Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York is doing. When the Boston story broke last year, a spokesperson told this newspaper the Church in New York is "reviewing" its policy. Calls and e-mails to uncover the result of that review have gone unanswered. Cardinal Edward Egan is neither taking advantage of the opportunity to proclaim that he will protect children from "gravely immoral" gay adoptions nor asserting that the archdiocese is in compliance with city and state law that forbids such discrimination.

And this one from the Boston Globe...

A Dangerous Closet

A psychologist argues that the Catholic Church's message to gay priests - that homosexuality should be a shameful secret - contributed to the sexual abuse scandal.

Interesting read on Archbishop George H. Niederauer

Between Portugal and Italy this weekend...

It's not been a good weekend for LIFE in Europe....Portugal approves abortion legislation &
Italians seek changes on gay rights, abortion

Italians rally for gay and unwed couples' rights

Catholic church tells gay couple communion won’t be available

After receiving a letter from Rev. Cliff Jacobson, the pastor of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church:

Neither have been back to St. Matthew’s since receiving the letter. To Vader, communion is the holiest of sacraments, and to be denied it has devastated her.

“This is the one food we all need,” she said. “Of all the sacraments, it’s the one that should be taken frequently.”

You have to be in a state of grace without grave/mortal sin!
From the USCCB:

As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.

Amy Welborn & The New Liturgical Movement report that a news conference is set for Tues. 3/13/07 at the Vatican when Pope Benedict XVI will release his new document (papal doc. on the Eucharist): Apostolic Exhortation (Sacramentum Caritatis) (Italian).
The document will be immediately available in English, Italian, Spanish,French, German, and Portugese.

When it comes out I'll post it!

Casting Out into the Deep

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is doing just that. They have embraced the media outlet "You Tube" by evangelizing in this season of Lent. Kudos to the Archdiocese and to Cardinal Justin Rigali!

Dr. Hannity and Mr. Hyde

My sentiments exactly.

More on Fr. Euteneuer & Sean Hannity

The Cafeteria is Closed mentions that Deacon John has posted the transcript from the 'fraternal correction' given by Fr. Euteneuer to Sean Hannity. Go there to read.

Unfortunately, reading it, is just as revealing and disturbing as watching it.

Again our prayers for Mr. Hannity and prayers of protection for Fr. Euteneuer.