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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Exactly 2 years ago yesterday... Quentin assisted at Mass at Blackfriars in Oxford.  He was MC on the Far Right.   Fr. Lawrence Lew was the subdeacon.  We'd not yet 'net met' but scarcely more than two months later we were secretly engaged. The occasion below was the annual Requiem Mass for Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.  You can read what my husband had posted about it here.

The Duke died Feb. 23, 1447.  As Q put it:
"Now why, you may ask, should one have a Requiem for someone who has been dead for well over 550 years?
Well, largely because however long or short a time someone has been dead, until we know they’re in Heaven, we must assume that they are still in Purgatory, and need our prayers – and the only people of whom we know they’re in Heaven are the Saints, of whose presence in Heaven God has given us proof."
I hope everyone keeps that in mind and prays for Quentin when they think of him.

These may not be a ideal pictures of Q -  most people have hundreds of photos of their loved ones. By comparison I have relatively few.  So every one is precious.

Not long after this event, he also  wrote an item called, 'Dying in Dignity'. regards his 1st wife's death of cancer.  A rather poignant bit is what he said about the pain and suffering - which he himself was to suffer less than two years later.

Quentin wrote:

"My wife would have scorned to ask for an ‘easy way out’; and she would certainly never have thought of it as ‘dignified’ to seek an early death, despite the weeks of mental anguish, not to mention the physical pain involved. Indeed, when someone asked if she was afraid of dying she said ‘Of course; but it’s like Easter,isn't it – you can’t have Easter Day without Good Friday, and I can’t have the Resurrection without the Passion.’Alright, in the event (and when she was barely conscious) she was given pain relief at the end; but ultimately she died in the knowledge – and the confidence – that (to quote the hymn)
‘Long years ago, when earth lay dark and still;
Rose a loud cry, upon a lonely hill;
When, in the frailty of our human clay
Christ, our redeemer, passed the self-same way.’
She accepted that to die was only to go where Jesus had gone before her; and that there was nothing about it to be afraid of, except the fear itself : and the legacy she left behind of patient trust in God touched many people. Would they have been as impressed if she’d said ‘Oh well, if I have to die, I might as well do it now – give me the injection’? I very much doubt it."
Quentin was very brave, accepted his cancer, and not once did he voice 'why me?'    Quentin was conscious to the last and was blessed to have last rites within 15 minutes before he died, as well as having myself in attendance and his parents had just made it to our home immediately after the priest had left.  I believe it safe to say he had the grace of a happy death, though he must have suffered much.  Please keep him in your prayers.

"Safe" Statutory Rape Paid for with Federal Tax Dollars

How 'nice.'  In California, the age of legal consent for sex is 18, and some other states also have that age.  In the vast majority of states, the legal age is 16.  Only a handful of states put the age at 14-15, in every state 12-13 would constitute statutory rape.

See full story here.

From the article:
"Teenagers in several counties can get condoms in the mail for free under a program launched this week and supported by state public health officials. The Condom Access Project allows youth between the ages of 12 and 19 to order a package of 10 condoms, lube and health brochures online at, a website run by the nonprofit California Family Health Council. The package will be mailed to them in a nondescript yellow envelope."

and further down:
"The condom program is supported by the California Department of Public Health's STD Control Branch and will be paid for with federal funds.   [In addition to Kern country] It is also available in Alameda, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties and parts of San Francisco. Teens will be limited to one package of condoms per month. 
"It'd be best if teens didn't have sex, but if they're going to do it anyway, they need to protect themselves," said Denis Smith, director of disease control for the Kern County Department of Public Health, which is not involved with the project. "As a public health department, we have an obligation to provide education and tools."
I suppose, by that logic, now we can expect 12-13 year olds to be able to discretely get free hypodermic needles because if kids are going to shoot up, we want them to be 'safe' -- and of course Uncle Sucker should continue to pick up the tab.

See here for state by state reference for age of consent.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Rules for the Cat

Mac, this one's especially for you.

Regarding Obama Regime Circumventing First Amendment Rights

Virginia hack, Rep. Gerald Connelly (D-Va) has asserted that outrage over the administration's planned enforcement of violating 1st amendment rights is a coordinated attack by Republicans to stack the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a panel unfavorable to the administrations attempts to ramrod their deathCare down everyone's throat.  I guess it never occurred to Connelly, that religious leaders of all faiths, see an attack on one faith's religious beliefs as an attack on all.  Connelly whines that the panel isn't more 'balanced.'

Sure, Connelly, all these people had time for massive coordination. Here are just a few recent stories.

Catholic priest, pro-life activists arrested outside White House protesting Obama mandate

Obama Contradicted: HHS Banned Consideration of ‘Cost Effectiveness’ in Developing Contraception

Contraception ruling: Democrats accuse clergy of complicity with GOP at hearing

White House Criticizes Bishops, Trumpets Support from CHA, Catholic Charities

What Did CHA's Carol Keehan Know and When Did She Know It?

Pope Shares Remarks on American Culture with Bishops; Issues Call to Laity By: Msgr. Charles Pope

USCCB President says Obama offered next to nothing; expresses disappointment with Sr. Keehan

Evangelical Leaders Call for Civil Disobedience Against U.S. Government

Liberal Jews Speak Against HHS Mandate

Top nun who supported Obama mandate thanks pro-choice group in private e-mail

Catholic Health Association collaboration with Obama admin on mandate a ‘scandal’: Catholic leader

Obama's revised HHS mandate won't solve problems, USCCB president says

Fr. Frank Pavone: No compromise - the mandate has to go, period

Time To Admit It: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control

Culture with Local Bishops and Issues a Call to the Laity [Ecumenical]

Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation' - President's political hemorrhaging to continue.

HHS Mandate - Nothing Has Changed (Donald Cardinal Weurl)

Obama Chief of Staff: New Pro-Abortion Mandate Here to Stay

WH: We Are Done Negotiating With Catholics

Did the Leaders of the Catholic Church Make a Deal with the Redistributionist Devil?

Archbishop Chaput: HHS mandate insulting and dangerous

Cardinal-Designate Dolan no longer trusts Obama

American Catholicism’s Pact With the Devil

Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’

White House: No More Compromise on Contraception

Obama's anti-religious implosion

Lew: Obama's latest stance on birth-control mandate final, puts issue to rest

Pat Buchanan: 'Obama is trampling on God's turf' (Video)

W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands

Obama chief of staff: No more compromise, contraceptive rule is done deal

Bishops Reject White House’s New Plan on Contraception (Obama continues his "War On Religion")

Faith/Pro-Life Leaders to Challenge Mandate by Praying and Risking Arrest in Front of the WH

Catholic Bishops: Don't Revise, Rescind

Obama's contempt for the Constitution

How the Catholic Church Became Cool Overnight

Chuck Colson Reacts to Obama’s “Compromise” on Required Abortion Care for Church Employees

US Bishops: Obama's 'Compromise' Has No Clear Protection...(Needless Government Intrusion)

Protests Continue Over Insurance for Contraception, Abortifacients (Feds Under Increasing Pressure

Bishops to Obama: No dice

Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities ...”

Michael Moore Goes On Anti-Catholic Twitter Rant, Distorts Contraception Debate

Religious controversy burns Obama again (the rookie Hussein is in WAY over his pay grade)

Another Catholic college vows it will ‘not violate conscience’ on Obama mandate

Lutherans join chorus of voices slamming HHS contraceptive mandate

The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion (Not all Catholics buying Obama's bull)

Hannity on now with Priests, Pastors and Rabbis. Please watch

EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills

U.S. bishops ‘express concerns’ about Obama mandate ‘accommodation’

What Compromise? This Policy Leaves Religious Liberty in Peril and Planned Parenthood Smiling (Albert Mohler Opinion)

Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty

Southern Baptist leader: Obama gave Christians ‘the dismissive back’ of his hand

Obama's Act of Tyranny

Bishops Were Prepared for Battle Over Birth Control Coverage

'Accounting gimmick' -- Obama compromise still threatens religious liberty, leaders say

Bishops ‘concerned’ over reworded mandate; other Catholic leaders slam as ‘insult to injury’

Obama Bows to Pressure, but His Religious 'Accommodation' Even Worse

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!

Obama’s Contraceptive 'Compromise' Doesn't Pass the Smell Test ("It doesn't change a thing")

Compromise or Accommodation, it’s still unacceptable. (updated from Catholic Vote)

Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns

Land Says Obama Mandate Most Anti-Catholic Government Action in 150 Years

Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics

(Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash

(Tim) Thomas makes second political statement (Stands With Catholics)

Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail

Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate

Boehner vows to overturn Obama’s birth control coverage rule

Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy if Obama does not reverse course

O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage

Archbishop of San Francisco says Obama ruling strikes at religious freedom

How Obama Lost the Catholic Vote

‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Unholy War

Six Things Everyone Should Know about the HHS Mandate

Santorum: Obama Hostile to Christians

Understanding Oppostion to the HHS Mandate (Part 1): Why the Church Won’t Pay for Contraception

The Bishops Chickens Coming Home to Roost.

65 Orthodox Church bishops call on Obama to ‘rescind’ the ‘unjust’ contraception mandate

Doug Kmiec Writes Obama: 'Friendship Will Not Permit Me to Disregard Duty to Faith and Country'

Catholic Outcry Over Obama Administration's Birth Control Decision Could Factor In Presidential Race

Standing with the Bishops [Catholic Caucus]

Updated: *167* Bishops (More Than 90% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate

Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion

Updated: *153* Bishops (Over 80% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate

An Affront Catholics Agree On [Liberal and Conservative Catholics Against Obama Mandate]

Army Silenced Chaplains Last Sunday

Catholic Military Archdiocese & Chaplains interfered with last Sunday by Pres. Obama’s Admin

The Anti-Catholic President v. the Catholic Bishops

Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate

Churches balk at birth control rule - Catholics won’t comply, Bishop Kevin Rhoades says

Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics

Checking the Air Outside [Bp. Zubik's follow up to Obama's “To Hell with You”]

Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)

Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate

Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama

Obama’s ‘war on the church’
Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'

‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate

We Will Not Comply: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate

Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]

Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS

Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]

Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .

Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control

A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict

Speak honestly: abortion is ‘the killing of tiny human beings in the womb’ – Denver bishop

Bishop [Daniel Jenky] Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church

(Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik comments:) HHS delays rule on contraceptive coverage

Dolan: Natural law, not religious preference, dictates all life sacred

Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate

Mandated Contraception, Sterilization: Caesar Demands Church Violate Conscience

OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization, contraception)

Implications of Obama Admin move to force Cath hospitals to provide contraception and sterilizations

Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate

Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Britain Frees Abu Terrorist

Theresa May is so pleased.....

Meanwhile, she is still holding my f'ing visa hostage.   The one regarding which the judge said 'URGENT' back in early October.  Because he knew my life would be AND IS ****ing hell without it.  So MUCH fun not to be able to even apply for a job, much less get one, or get a bank account so I can put funds in, or get car insurance, because I don't have a UK license in my name...just little annoying crap like that.  The panic attacks are fun too.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Have you Found Jesus?

Took me a while too, and sometimes I still feel like I lost Him.  But then He finds me.

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