ProLife & Family Issues

With the election upon us, it might do well to remind ourselves what abortion actually does to a baby and what the Democrats have made a non-negotiable in their party’s platform. Pretty words about a woman’s right to choice need to be counteracted what it actually means.

Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains the most prevalent surgical procedures to procure an abortion. It is wise that we understand what is actually going on in the abortion clinics. It is amazing that our country can accept such barbaric procedures. Share this with your friends and family who still think we should allow this in America.

First Trimester Surgical Abortions

Second Trimester Surgical Abortion

Third Trimester Surgical Abortion

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What Happened to Detroit?

by Steve Ray on September 11, 2020

A friend from the UK wrote and asked me what happened to that once magnificent city of Detroit. I gave his a short response which may sound harsh to politically correct ears but I never claimed to be politically correct choosing rather to be honest and speak my mind. Here was my answer:

This was once a glorious city. My Catholic ancestors from my mother’s side immigrated to Detroit where they built businesses and thrived when Detroit something to behold. I was born in Detroit and my dad worked his whole life at Ford Motor Company. We moved out before the big collapse. The popular saying was, “The last one to leave, turn off the lights.”

What happened to Detroit is easy to explain. 75% of children live without a father, there is almost a 50% illiteracy rate. The Black people who make up the majority in downtown have leaders that teach them to be victims. The welfare state replaced the need for a father. The State becomes the father with promises to provide everything.The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s and Al Sharpton’s of the world lie to their people and keep them on the modern day plantation.

Young men without dads look up to pimps and drug lords. They join gangs as “substitute families.” Girls give away sex without commitment. They have no fathers so they fall for the first man who says they love them. They have babies and get money from the government. Their babies are doomed to repeat the same cycle of poverty and despair. Abortion is rampant.

God and discipline were taken from the schools and replaced with chaos. No one can discipline unruly students who have never been taught discipline or the value of an education. They have no idea or interest in the meaning and responsibilities of a democratic republic or civic duty. They have no idea what the Declaration of Independence or Constitution are. The school dropout rate is unbelievable and the arrest rate reflects it. People are afraid to walk in the streets.

And the Black youth unemployment? Businesses are not likely to hire a young man with no education or discipline, who won’t speak understandable English and who applies for a job slouched over, wearing a hoodie, pants hanging off his butt and sporting a bad attitude. When I was running my business a decade ago more than half of the people from Detroit that applied for employment had a criminal record, could not read, or could not pass a drug test.

The city officials are gangsters and some in prison (e.g., the last major Kilpatrick), yet Blacks continue voting for the same crooks because they are Black Democrats who promise to be Santa Claus. Promised pensions were too high and are now breaking them. Trade unions got greedy and protected bad employees. Whites fled (like our family in 1960). The population dropped from about 2 million to 600,000. Taxes increased, services decreased. Neighborhoods were abandoned. Churches were closed. Businesses moved out. Except for a few areas, Detroit is now a huge burned-out slum.  
Christian morality and the family, enterprise and hard work were replaced with single-parent families and fatherless children, with secularism and socialism, with a culture that knows nothing of work but only food stamps, welfare and government dependence. My heart goes out to those stuck in this culture of death and despair. 
Though there are hotspots of development, don’t expect Detroit to recover in our lifetime. 

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Fr. Frank Pavone, a good friend of mine, past pilgrimage priest with us to Rome and head of Priest’s for Life has just announced this Press Release.

PRESS RELEASE: Catholic Voters: Look at the President’s Accomplishments

download (1)Titusville, FL – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and a frequent guest priest at “Catholics for Trump” events nationwide, issued the following statement today:

As we mobilize priests and deacons around the country, and as we broadcast daily to Catholics across the country, we are seeing more and more awareness and enthusiasm for the long and record-breaking list of accomplishments of the Trump Administration (see ProLifeVote.com), and how those accomplishments deserve the gratitude of all Catholics.

Just to take a few examples,

Catholics, because we love our Church, are grateful that President Trump protected dioceses, Catholic schools, and countless ministries in numerous ways from having to choose between breaking the law or violating their faith. As one example, President expanded the exemptions from the Obama-Biden HHS mandate.

Catholics, because we believe in prayer and free speech, are grateful that President Trump has taken action to increase the freedom of our children to pray in school, our college students to speak about their faith and values on campus, and our clergy to speak their mind in the pulpit, without fear of retribution.

downloadCatholics, because we embrace immigrants, are grateful that the President is implementing the balanced view of immigration articulated in the Catechism (n.2241) that not only welcomes immigrants generously, but enables our country to welcome them legally, with safeguards that protect them as well as those already here.

Catholics, because we protect our children, are grateful that the safety of children in our schools is being strengthened by the President’s Title IX enforcement to combat sexual assault in K-12 public schools.

Catholics, because we appreciate Catholic education, are grateful for President Trump’s support of the choice of parents to send their children to Catholic schools if they so choose, and the help he believes they deserve in order to do that.

Catholics, because we love the poor, are grateful that under President Trump, the poverty level in America fell to a 17-year low, that millions were taken off food stamps, and that millions previously unemployed were able to obtain jobs at an unprecedented level.

Catholics, because we support human dignity, are grateful for what the President has done to combat drug abuse and human trafficking, dismantling some 3,000 drug trafficking organizations and more than doubling the number of convictions for human trafficking.

Catholics, because we know and appreciate our spiritual heritage with our Jewish brothers and sisters, are grateful to President Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving our embassy there, recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and securing the first Middle East peace accord in 25 years.

download (2)Catholics, because we believe God’s law is higher than man’s law, are grateful to President Trump for appointing over 230 federal judges who, in court cases affecting our children’s children decades from now, will be issuing decisions that recognize that it is not up to them to change the laws of nature and of nature’s God.

Catholics, because of our clear social teaching, are grateful to the President for bringing our nation to the strongest and most inclusive economy it (and the world) has ever seen, its lowest unemployment rates, its highest increase in median wage, its biggest tax and regulatory cuts, its record number and the positive effect this has on families.

Catholics, because we oppose terrorism, are grateful for the President’s annihilation of the ISIS caliphate and for keeping us safe by neutralizing the world’s top terrorists.

Catholics, because we are committed to advancing health, are grateful for President Trump’s initiative to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic within ten years.

Catholics, because we speak for the unborn, are grateful for the President’s effort to protect “unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, November, 2013).

Catholics, because we love our country, are proud that America is now energy independent, no longer needing to rely on other countries for our oil, and is a net exporter of natural gas for the first time since 1957.

Catholics, because we believe in law and order, are grateful for President Trump’s action to restore peace to our cities and to support law enforcement.

Catholics, because we oppose corruption, are grateful for President Trump’s actions to expose and eliminate fraud and promote integrity and transparency in government bureaucracies, in health insurance companies, in the Veterans Administration, and in international relations.

Catholics, because our Church rejects socialism, are grateful for President Trump’s determination that America will never be a socialist country.

Catholics, because we believe in fairness, are grateful that the President has replaced unfair trade deals that put our country at a disadvantage and stole our jobs, with new and fair ones that bless our economy.

U.S President Donald Trump flanked by religious leaders speaks during a National Day of Prayer Event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 4, 2017. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca(Sipa via AP Images)Catholics, because we believe in conscience, are grateful for the President’s establishment of a Division for Conscience and Religious Freedom that is processing hundreds of complaints and defending Catholics and other believers who feel their consciences are being violated in the workplace.

And Catholics, because we believe we should be informed voters, urge other Catholics and all our fellow citizens to read the study thoroughly the many other accomplishments of the Trump Administration that there is no room to include here, and let this election be one that focuses on policies, not personalities, and on accomplishments, not accusations.

As a proud member of “Catholics for Trump,” I invite my fellow clergy and all my brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church to join as well, by texting “CATHOLIC” to 88022 or signing up at Catholics.DonaldJTrump.com.

Signed, Fr. Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life

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A Courageous Priests Informs Catholics How To Vote and the Crucial Issues

August 12, 2020

It is sad that a priest who preaches so clearly and forcefully has to be considered “courageous.” This should be preached from every pulpit during the election season. God bless Rev. Fr. John Lankeit of St. Simon & Jude in Phoenix Arizona. God bless Bishop Olmstead too!

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Why Didn’t Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?

August 3, 2020

Steve’s extensive response to new questions in the ComBox below. For the newly revised and full article click here. IN RESPONSE TO MY BLOG JESUS IS NOT A HOMOPHOBE, ROD WROTE: Rod May 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM Steve, Your posting is remarkable! It is remarkable that, despite your attempts at convincing yourself that Jesus […]

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Was Jesus a Homosexual? Some say “Yes” and try to Prove it from the Bible!

August 2, 2020

After posting my blog entry “Jesus and Homosexuality” I received a correspondence from a Harry H. McCall, a self-proclaimed ex-reverend. He referred me to his blog “Debunking Christianity.” His post was entitled Jesus the Homosexual: Evidence From the Gospels. It is despicable to even say or suggest this of Our Lord but we need to […]

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The Catholic Church: the First Abolitionist, Church Never Endorsed Slavery

July 28, 2020

Crisis Magazine has come out with a good and insightful article debunking the idea that the Catholic Church endorsed and promoted slavery. The modern anti-Christian, anti-history narrative takes it for granted that the Church was either a promoter of slavery, or at best complicit or it turned a blind eye. This article by Paul Kengor […]

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Isn’t this homily a breath of fresh air?

June 24, 2020

Fearless, politically-incorrect and calling out those who need to be called out including the USCCB, the coronavirus hysteria, the Cardinal of Washington DC, and more. He actually discusses politics – how dare he? He also challenges the media, LGBTQ, the attack against masculinity, the genuine role of men and fathers and reactions to sin in the world. I wonder […]

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Help “Priests for Life” Elect Pro-life in November – Volunteer HERE!

June 23, 2020

If we all just sit around and hope for the best, it will not happen. The liberal Left, pro-death camp is out recruiting and working like crazy. All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. Click this banner which will take you to the Priest for Life website […]

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10 Pro-Abortion Myths That Need to Be Completely Debunked

May 22, 2020

1. Abortion is Safe 2. Abortion does not kill a Person 3. “Pro-abortion” and “Pro-choice are Different 4. It’s okay if you are opposed to abortion, but don’t enforce that on anyone else! 5. Guys don’t have a say on abortion. 6. Birth control doesn’t cause abortion or hurt women. 7. Abortion is a basic human right 8. If […]

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“Straight Talk to Teens” a new Steve Ray talk available on MP3

March 27, 2020

Teens don’t want platitudes or to be talked down to. They want a challenge, they want the truth! In this talk, I address a large group of teens and you could hear a pin drop.  

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Girl with the Beard Slated to Win the Race

March 11, 2020

If you aren’t subscribed to the Babylon Bee, it’s a good daily dose of conservative, moral and political satire. It is social commentary and a lot of fun. It is the Christian version of “The Onion.” You can subscribe here.

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Why it is Best NOT to Keep our Kids Safe all the Time: Excellent Article & Video Lecture

February 26, 2020

I would suggest everyone raising kids should read this article and watch this video speech. It is essential listening for families raising kids and for any young people going to university or college. Great stuff! It is the way we instinctively raised our kids and it worked!! By mollycoddling our children, we’re fuelling mental illness […]

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Too Many Children Harm the Earth – Correct?

February 22, 2020

I saw this on a response from Jennifer Fulwiler to some nutcase named Amanda Marcotte who loves lots of cats but denounces lots of kids. I developed it a bit further.  Patrick Madrid who has a beautifully large family also responded. Lately in the media people are condemning more than two or three kids per […]

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Speech of the 1st President to Ever Attend the Pro-life March for Life in Washington DC

January 24, 2020

Bravo President Trump, the most pro-life president ever, at least since the legalization of abortion in America! What a turn of events from Obama! The Pro-life movement is winning in America. We are changing the hearts and minds of people, especially young people. Here is President Trump’s whole speech – eight of my grandkids were […]

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What Harm Does Gay Marriage Do? Who Cares?

December 10, 2019

The latest CatholicVote video might ruffle a few feathers.  So be it. Somebody has to tell the truth. Every day we grow more and more quiet — afraid of the bullying and attacks. That’s got to change. 

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