Posts by Mrs. Don-o

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  • If You Want Justice, Work for Chastity

    10/01/2014 1:44:44 PM PDT · 5 of 10
    Mrs. Don-o to Alex Murphy
    I had to squint at that --- individual --- for the space of three breaths before I remembered who that is.


  • Sandra Cano, Doe of Doe v. Bolton Abortion Case, Passes Away

    10/01/2014 11:39:27 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    Mrs. Don-o to Guenevere
    “I pledge that as long as I have breath, I will strive to see abortion ended in America.” --- Sandra Cano

    Pray, fast and sacrifice for conversions. God bless Bernsrd Nathanson, Norma McCorvey, Sandra Cao.

  • If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry

    10/01/2014 11:00:27 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    Mrs. Don-o to rfreedom4u; C. Edmund Wright

    But the poor little mom-'n'-pop abortionists will be driven out of business! /sarc/

    This is "our" local chop-shop, located in Bristol, TN at the corner of State and Slaughter.

    No joke.

    Anyone in the vicinity or just passin' through is invited to join us praying, fasting, trying to rescue our dear ones at the very gates of death.

    Bristol Regional Women's Center
    2901 West State Street
    Bristol, TN,
    40 Days - Sept 24 - Nov 2
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Our little sub-group will be on the sidewalks every Friday from Noon to 4:00. Come join us----

    Or find a vigil in your own locale. There are 300+ cities participating this time:

  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 9:50:07 AM PDT · 53 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to C. Edmund Wright; wagglebee

    I meant #50 for both of you’uns.

  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 9:42:52 AM PDT · 50 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to C. Edmund Wright

    C. Edmund and wags -—walk around the block, say a Hail Mary, and respond like you assume good intent. Sometimes it takes an act of faith, a little judicious overlooking of fault, squinting one eye, but please-—

  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 8:40:02 AM PDT · 37 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to xzins

    Amen to all that, xzins!

  • first picture: The smiling grandmother beheaded by Muslim convert in the Oklahoma

    10/01/2014 8:33:19 AM PDT · 11 of 34
    Mrs. Don-o to MNDude
    Amazing that he have to depend on the British press to see this kind of coverage.

    May God bless and comfort the family and friends she left behind, and grant her soul eternal happiness. May God bring down the demonic power of Islam.

  • ISIS Surrounds Tomb of Suleymen Shah

    10/01/2014 7:50:45 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    Mrs. Don-o to elcid1970
    Stay tuned indeed! If they attack the Tomb, Turkey swings around like a huge door on a hinge, and smacks their backsides good.

    If they protect the Tomb, their own crazy-whackos turn against them. (And they have a stratospheric percentage of crazy whackos.)

    Popcorn time, in a tense, nervous kind of way.

  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 7:41:17 AM PDT · 28 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to GailA
    Thanks for this. I, too, am spreading the word to Tennesseeans that we should boycott the governorship line and "double" our vote on YesOn1.

    It is really extremely urgent. Most Tennessee Christians, most conservatives, and even most Tennesssee pro-lifers have no idea how the "dual majority" actually works.


  • Why I’ve spent ten of the last 20 years in prison for defending the unborn

    10/01/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · 27 of 91
    Mrs. Don-o to C. Edmund Wright; wagglebee
    "I do not pray to be successful. I pray to be faithful."
    Mother Teresa of Calcutta

    C. Edmund, I respect your good intentions and I do accept your point about a prudential judgment for success or effectiveness in general. It is important to see if we are doing anybody any earthly good --- that is wise stewardship.

    It's not that "success" counts for nothing.

    But consider this: If we don't see anyone being faithful, very few of us would finally get up off our backsides to do something successful.

    For the Honor of God and the Good of my neighbors, in this life and the life to come, is the best, most effective thing I can do posting stuff on Free Republic? Now I've got to stop and think. Honestly.

  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 7:19:58 AM PDT · 4 of 26
    Mrs. Don-o to Kaslin
    This is so discouraging. Whether Catholic, Evangelical, or Protestant, looks like moral cowardice as well entrenched in what used to be the institutional bases of Christian life.

    There ae exceptions. I stand--- I hope --- with the exceptions.

  • Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

    10/01/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · 5 of 104
    Mrs. Don-o to SeekAndFind
    99% of the species ever on earth went extinct before the emergence of Homo sapiens. Extinction is the engine of evolution. Are they against evolution?

    Science deniers.

  • ISIS Surrounds Tomb of Suleymen Shah

    10/01/2014 7:06:04 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    Mrs. Don-o to elcid1970
    According to Wikipedia, --- google Suleyman Shah --- it's not Suleiman the Magnificent, but a far-distant ancestor, you could say the proto-Suleiman.

    "The Tomb of Suleyman Shah (Turkish: Süleyman Şah Türbesi) is a sovereign exclave of Turkey situated in Aleppo, Syria. It is the burial place of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire."

    First time I ever ran into the word "exclave," by the way.

  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 6:39:58 AM PDT · 26 of 47
    Mrs. Don-o to Kaslin
    If we had Ted Cruz for Prez and Trey Gowdy for Attorney General I would think I'd died and gone to heaven.

    I can hardly name a third. What do you think?

  • Ten Ways to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly

    10/01/2014 6:36:56 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    Mrs. Don-o to Alex Murphy
    This is very good, Alex. I was not aware that such a large number of people are on the autism spectrum (however that is defined) and these guidelines are things I had never thought of.

    This shows a practical loving-kindness toward the people among us who actually need the "special handling".

  • If Planned Parenthood Collapses, So Does the Abortion Industry

    10/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · 5 of 17
    Mrs. Don-o to wagglebee

    Bookmark for later. Extremely interesting.

  • The Destruction of Mecca

    10/01/2014 6:27:25 AM PDT · 4 of 41
    Mrs. Don-o to C19fan
    A very important article, both in itself and because of the amazingvvfact that the NYT published it. By the bottom of the page it is blaming the Saudis for jihadism, at the very least on the cultural/spiritual level.


    Thank you for posting this.

  • Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

    10/01/2014 6:09:31 AM PDT · 61 of 63
    Mrs. Don-o to Albion Wilde

  • Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

    09/30/2014 12:37:23 PM PDT · 22 of 33
    Mrs. Don-o to sagar; Impala64ssa
    I would make two significant distinctions between BIID and circumcision:

    1. Circumcision does not maim, which is to say, it does not destroy the function of an organ. The penis will still have perfect functionality; some claim there is a bit of impaired sensiivity, but others say that is compensated for by improved longer-lasting erectile function; so it's not like an amputation and more like (by way of analogy) a decorative body piercing

    2. Circumcision can be additionally justified by an objective therapeutic advantage, in that a circumcised penis is provably less likely to transmit a range of STD's.

    This holds true just for normal male foreskin cicumcisions, by the way; it does not apply to something radically different, which is female "circumcision" ---actually genital mutilation --- which dangerously impairs the healthy function of the sexual/reproductive structures involved.

  • My husband divorced me for his gay lover - then took our children

    09/29/2014 1:53:51 PM PDT · 135 of 177
    Mrs. Don-o to JimRed
    I don't think there's even "homosexual," -- not,anyway,in the sense of a permanent exclusive state, let alone an "identity."

    The percentage of men who are simply incapable of copulating with a female is very, very low. Such men should not marry women, and cannot, since if they cannot successfully complete an act of "vaginal" intercourse, the marriage is null under both civil and canon law. Meaning, there is in reality no marriage.

    Any man who vows himself for life to one woman and then gives himself to a different partner, man, woman or dog, is an adulterer, no matter what the LGBT Bacon-Lettuce-and-Tomato commentariat says, an no matter whether there was a divorce or not. He's a liar and a vow-breaker. That's the "identity" he's taken upon himself --- the one that really matters.

  • My husband divorced me for his gay lover - then took our children

    09/29/2014 11:26:44 AM PDT · 88 of 177
    Mrs. Don-o to Alter Kaker
    "You may not be aware of this, but lots of gay guys have fathered children with women."

    I do know that, and thanks for bringing it up because that is in fact my larger point.

    The preference and orientation schema is, I think, largely bogus. We are a heterosexual species, tout court.

    There are, of course, shifting vagaries of desire. A man may fancy his wife, or he may think he really fancies his stepdaughters. Both of them. He may think he'd rather re-connect with his old choom gang buddy. He may like the gal on the video screen a whole lot more than the woman he married. He may be thrlled with a guy at the gym whoi looks like Michelangelo's David and quite tepid toward the mother of his three children.

    It doesn't matter.

    He may be satisfied in the role of decent husband for 10 years, but be convinced that he'd be a lot MORE satisfied as the faithful "husband" of another man for two months, then satisfied tomcatting around with Queer and Questioning boys with long silky hair for a couple of years, then get a slew of but-stills and what-ifs and want what he used to have with his wife again.

    It doesn't matter.

    What matters is that in marriage, in giving himself to one wife, he gave himself to one future --- a future with her --- and forsook all other potential futures. What's what the marriage vow means.

    He could have been her faithful husband, as he promised. He decided to hell with the promise.

    The problem is not that he's "gay." The problem is not that she married a "gay." What is "gay," anyway? She married a man, pure and simple.

    The problem is that he is a selfish liar and a cheat. He wronged the woman he gave his life to, got out of his sacred covenant a lot easier than a person could get out of a military service contract or a 20-year mortgage, and his friend Alter Kaker is saying "That's all right, it's her fault for marrying you."

  • My husband divorced me for his gay lover - then took our children

    09/29/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · 82 of 177
    Mrs. Don-o to Mears
    She's telling her own story for the sake of blowing the whistle on an emergent serious problem.

    What word was she supposed to use: "You"?

  • My husband divorced me for his gay lover - then took our children

    09/29/2014 10:59:34 AM PDT · 74 of 177
    Mrs. Don-o to Alter Kaker
    "Well what's ridiculous about her argument is that she believes that the problem is that this guy was able to run off and shack up with another guy -- not that she married a gay guy."

    Your presumption is wrong, I think, that "she married a gay gay." The "guy" is obviously not exclusively gay: if he were, he couldn't have performed sexually with his wife and fathered two children with her.

    You have to conclude that he's a bisexual who decided to dishonor his wife, his vows made before God (if it was a religous wedding) or at least made to his wife in the presence of the whole community; to mis-raise and sexually corrupt his children; and to sow division and discord within his whole extended kindred system--- all in order to cater to his sexual appetite.

    He's selfish, dishonorable, and deluded. That word "gay" is just part of the delusion.

    I'm thinking more and more that our species is inherently heterosexual simply on the basis of the fact that we manifest sexual reproductive differentiation.

    People who want to pursue greater personal sexual satisfaction by trashing their first (and in fact, only) marriage are doing wrong. I don't care whether they call themselves "gay", "bi", "swingin'" or "straight." They are putting their own lusts above other people's well-being, and that is selfishness.

    Next year he'll decide he want's somebody else's husband, or maybe somebody else's wife. We can't accept the excuse that it was just his "nature" --- as if he "had" to pursue his own satisfaction --- faith, family, honor and decency be damned.

  • My husband divorced me for his gay lover - then took our children

    09/29/2014 10:08:02 AM PDT · 26 of 177
    Mrs. Don-o to EagleUSA; Alter Kaker; wagglebee
    Hey, eagle and alter---

    So you're gonna blame her?

    He lied to her when he pronounced his marriage vows. What was she supposed to do, hire somebody to do a polygraph?

    If he had any honor or sense of decency he should have kept his word and stayed with her. Many men--- no matter what their orientation label --- get tempted by the promise of better sexual gratification outside of marriage, be it with a woman, a man, a boy, or just somebody more young and sexy.

    The commandment is not "Thou shalt not sin ... unless thou art really, really, tempted."

    He should repent and go back to be a better husband to his one-and-only wife, and a better father for his children.

    "Gay" is no excuse. It's like any and every adulterer who ever said, "Hey, what could I do? I'm a horn-dog!"

  • A Lesbian’s Eyes Opened: ‘You Don't Hate Us!’

    09/28/2014 3:11:34 PM PDT · 77 of 104
    Mrs. Don-o to Kaslin

    Great article, thanks for posting this.

  • Don’t Burn Food for Fuel – As Seen on National Geographic

    09/28/2014 3:04:45 PM PDT · 42 of 42
    Mrs. Don-o to SampleMan

    Very good points, all of them. The ethanol subsidies are scandalous and highly destructive of real economic efficiency.

  • Why Is The Middle East Failing? Because There Are Too Many Young Men, And No Women

    09/28/2014 4:31:50 AM PDT · 48 of 77
    Mrs. Don-o to 2ndDivisionVet
    " Of course, no such thing is authorised by their faith, and those Muslims who condemn the atrocities that we are witnessing will be the first to point out that the murder of the innocent is as much forbidden to a Muslim as it is to anyone else."

    Where does Scuton get stuff like this? The Koran tells Muslims 91 times to imitate Muhammad, and Muhammad killed the innocent with impunity.

    Of course, it depends what you mean by innocent. No kuffar is innocent.

  • Don’t Burn Food for Fuel – As Seen on National Geographic

    09/28/2014 4:16:24 AM PDT · 34 of 42
    Mrs. Don-o to SampleMan
    In he practical sense, I think it's the available cropland people are looking at. Tha is not an elastic value. To bring additional land into crop production, you either have to exploit marginal lands that shouldn't be used for crops at all because of factors like erosion, or you have to irrigate and use technologies which put the costs way over the top: too high for poor people to buy their staple foods, even though paradoxically the "market" --- people with more money--- keeps saying "more."

    You would say it's all based on the market, but poor people don't have enough money to be "in" the market. The market may eventually adjust itself, but not soon enough for these people to survive.

  • Don’t Burn Food for Fuel – As Seen on National Geographic

    09/27/2014 5:42:34 PM PDT · 32 of 42
    Mrs. Don-o to SampleMan
    I don't think the context justifies the conclusion that Fr. Pope thinks no fuels should ever be made from edible organics, period. At one time almost all illuminations (olive oil, tallows, whale oil) were also potentially edibles.

    I think he's talking about huge corn and soy crops being transmuted into substitutes for gasoline.

    The Left used to squawk about those same corn and soy crops being "wasted" by feeding them to meat animals (chickens, pigs and cattle ) because of the net loss of calories and especially proteins. Now they seem to think it's OK to let them be burned, not by cows but by internal combustion engines.

  • THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries

    09/27/2014 5:21:31 PM PDT · 93 of 1,474
    Mrs. Don-o to CynicalBear; metmom; Steelfish
    Wonderful --- and absolutely agreed!

    Now, my question. Look at the context carefully:

    Matthew 16:19
    And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    Matthew 18:18
    “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."<> Who's He talking to here? Who has this power to "bind on earth as it is bound in heaven" in your church?

  • Parishioners meet with bishop over gay couple

    09/27/2014 1:17:35 PM PDT · 20 of 43
    Mrs. Don-o to SendShaqtoIraq
    If homosexuals contract a civil marriage, they have made a public and manifest declaration that they have what they intend to be an ongoing sexual relationship. The Church, of course, does not consider them married under any circumstances. But it's the public announcement which indicates ongoing non-repentance.

    Thius makes it different from private, secretive homosexuality relations. That's a sin as well, but since the church does not conduct household surveillance, there's no way to know it's happening unless they do something public, e.g. put it in the papers or put a video on YouTube. Ecch.

    Come to think of it, they did put it in the papers.

    The undoing of this scandalous sign would be the divorce and the positive statement which the bishop required. Good on the bishop.

  • THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries

    09/27/2014 1:11:48 PM PDT · 42 of 1,474
    Mrs. Don-o to metmom; Steelfish
    Binding? Binding. Hmmmm.... (tapping finger on desktop)That reminds me of something.

    Well, just for starters, according to the authority we both share --- the Bible ---who has the power to bind and loose?

    Matthew 16:19
    And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    Matthew 18:18
    “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

    Who's He talking to here? Who has this power in your church?

  • THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY: Condemned as Heretical by 2 Popes in the 5th and 6th Centuries

    09/27/2014 11:53:02 AM PDT · 22 of 1,474
    Mrs. Don-o to metmom
    It's kinda -- hmm, nicely, nicely --- it's kinda unnecessarily constricted to say you doubt something happened if it didn't happen in Scripture, which --- correct me if I'm wrong --- seems to be your opinion. A whole lotta history happened over the past 2,000 years, and can't use the fact that it's not in Scripture as your sole criterion to determine whether it happened or not. Scriptural truth isn't the only truth. There's also the birth, marriage and death records at the County Courthouse, for instance, other facts and reasonable inferences from facts which are the common stuff of legitimate historiography.
  • Did Emily Letts fake her abortion video?

    09/27/2014 7:05:17 AM PDT · 15 of 15
    Mrs. Don-o to ifinnegan
    What they're saying is that there are two ways of calculating pregnancy: exactlyfrom the time of conception, or approximately from the last menstrual period. Since it's easy to objectively observe when was the last menstrual period, and difficult to pinpoint exactly when a conception occurred, the clinics usually use the LMP figure. Which is going to be approximately 2-3 weeks before the conception.
  • Chelsea Clinton Welcomes a Daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky

    09/27/2014 6:38:37 AM PDT · 32 of 115
    Mrs. Don-o to afraidfortherepublic
    I do tire of people who will use any excuse at all to say loutish things even about babies.

    "I have brought forth a child with the help of the LORD." A sweet child who can--- if all goes well --- know, love, and serve the Lord. Let all the earth rejoice.

  • [Homosexual] Jesuit Leaves Church After Firings

    09/26/2014 6:44:03 PM PDT · 13 of 34
    Mrs. Don-o to Chickensoup; marshmallow
    Chickensoup, I absolutely agree that a man with obvious, ongoing homosexual tendencies should not be a seminarian or a priest or (as you mentioned) principal of a school!

    But I wonder about this part: "He minced instead of walking, wore long scarves, had a dog that he was inordinately fond of" etc. Scarves, pets, and a less-than-virile stride do not constitute problematic homosexual behaviors.

    If he crossed physical or emotional boundaries with boys, that's a different story enrtirely: he should not be buddying-up to them, taking them on long rides in his car or overnights, doing PDA's ("here's a big hug!"), forming inappropriate out-of-school friendships, contacting them via Facebok or Twitter, texting, etc.

    I think part of the problem is that we have a hard time defining what is a red flag (or should I say "rainbow flag")--- like being Father Huggy Bear with boys OR girls --- and what is not.

    Men that seem a little effeminate to you ("long scarf", sashaying walk) might be more emotionally sound, more chaste and more holy than some Father Macho who has God-knows-what extracurricular activities on the side.

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/26/2014 4:53:02 PM PDT · 32 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to MeganC
    I do understand the trolling part.

    Sigh. :o/

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/26/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT · 30 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to MeganC
    We may have a misunderstanding here, but citing a few details might clear it up. There were three distinguishable and separate protests at this Satanic Black Mass:

    (1) a large, legal, quiet and peaceful gathering of several hundred people;

    (2) a small, (I would argue) legal, quiet and peaceful presence of one petite, kneeling elderly woman (Joan Bell), and

    (3) a small illegal appearance of a man with a bullhorn who was taunting participants (David Grisham).

    The first was unobjectionable. It was not disruptive, and these people had as much right to be on the street as anybody else.

    The second was, I think also unobjectionable. Bell was outside, on Civic Center property (which is public property) and neither blocking nor harassing anybody. Her prayers were not audible. She did not have a ticket to be in the building, but she was not in the building: she was outside.

    The third was probably a violation of the noise ordinance. He was arrested accordingly.

    I don't think Bell should have been arrested, because she intended no harm and did no harm. No harm, no foul. She didn't cooperate with the police removing her, which resulted in the charges, but I think both her forcible removal and the charges were overreactions.

    I would say the same if varous groups and individuals were protesting a Catholic Mass in exactly the same manner.

    I would point out, too, that a Black Mass is specifically an act of intended desecration, defilement and sacrilege meant to show contempt to another faith community, Catholicism. It's an act of public provocation. If they had the permit and paid the fee for the use of the hall they're allowed to do it, but the moral approbrium should be on them, and not on one lone and silent woman, outside the building on city-owned property, who was praying unobtrusively for their well-being and redemption.

  • Seattle official: Planned Parenthood abortion facility will help ‘ensure children are born healthy'

    09/26/2014 7:01:06 AM PDT · 15 of 25
    Mrs. Don-o to wagglebee
    Acknowledged fact: Abortion increases the risk of subsequent prematurity -- and prematurity is the #1 cause mental retardation/ developmental disorders in the United States, as well as many other complications.

    Abortion increases the chances that your next pregnancy will not go to term, and that your next baby will suffer for it.

    The doctors all know this. How many abortion-bound women and girls know it?

  • Republicans rallying behind 'religious liberty'

    09/26/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    Mrs. Don-o to bassmaner

    Yeah. They never put scare quotes around “civil rights.”

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/26/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT · 27 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to AppyPappy
    Only practiced by Catholics. Satanists have to steal the Blessed Sacrament from us if they want to do the full sacrilege thing. It's the "best" way they can show contempt for God.

    That, and abortion.

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/26/2014 5:10:15 AM PDT · 25 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to AppyPappy

    Yes. As do demons in hell.

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/25/2014 6:45:45 PM PDT · 14 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to AppyPappy
    Well, the Satanists evidently do "believe". Even the demons "believe" --- and tremble.

    They likewise know that the Methodists do not have, and do not claim to have, and have never claimed to have, Transubstantiation: the True Presence of Jesus Christ -- Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity --- together with the "true absence" of mere bread and wine, after the Consecration.

    What remains is the appearance of bread and wine, while the Substance is the true Body --- as the hymn Ave Verum Corpus says of this Most Blessed Sacrament---

    Hail,true Body
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    Who truly suffered,
    sacrificed on the Cross for man,
    Whose pierced side overflowed
    with water and blood,
    Be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly Banquet]
    In the trials of death.

    Satan knows this. If you want a true Eucharist or, on the other hand, a true exorcism, you call a Catholic priest.

  • Cardinal Walter Kasper on “Artificial” Birth Control

    09/25/2014 6:34:49 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    Mrs. Don-o to markomalley
    Card. Kasper seems intellectual deficient.

    Everybody with any familiarity with this issue at all --- most especially a Cardinal ---- realizes that when the Church speaks of "natural" in this context, she means "in accord with human nature" --- meaning in accord with reason and with the integrity of design of the human embodied person.

    That is so basic --- I teach it to all my RCIA'ers.

    Understanding that context, NFP would be "natural" even if it required a computer, and "the Pill" would be anti-natural even if it grew on trees.

    I've got to go to bed.

    The most charitable thing to think, is that poor Card. Kasper has become intellectually incompetent.

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/25/2014 5:25:10 PM PDT · 10 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to MeganC

    I’m afraid I’m not following you reasoning. The people who wanted to have their Black Mass, had their Black Mass unperturbed-— in what way were their alleged rights violated?

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/25/2014 3:55:47 PM PDT · 2 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o to mlizzy; don-o

    Of interest!

  • Two arrested in connection with protests of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City (Joan Andrews Bell!)

    09/25/2014 3:53:19 PM PDT · 1 of 37
    Mrs. Don-o

    One of the best women in America. She's 66 years old, got arrested for kneeling and praying outside of the civic center where the Satanic Black Mass was held.

    She is about as aggressive as a throw-rug --- but as strong as conscience, and as unrelenting.

    they're saying that because she didn't comply when they told her to leave, she could get 6 months. If that happens, we should end hundreds of bouquets of roses to the jail.

  • Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives

    09/25/2014 3:29:10 PM PDT · 48 of 63
    Mrs. Don-o to Jean2
    I think that's true of some. Andrea Dworkin comes to mind. In the late 60's a left-wing girl could be considered a poor sport if she objected to being used sexually by any left-wing man who grabbed her, and of course a woman who reported rape to the police was a right-winger, a snitch and a word that rhymes with snitch.

    And it was women of the Left who defined the style and content of feminism from the late 60's onward.

    It was not so in the 19th century, which is considered the "First Wave" of feminism. Many of the top feminists were pro-life (like Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony) as well as pro-marriage. A lot of interesting history of the Pro-Life Feminists of the 19th century is here (LINK).

  • EEOC Sues Lakeland Eye Clinic for Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Employee

    09/25/2014 1:07:11 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    Mrs. Don-o to Bubba_Leroy
    I've heard of that. Related to what they call-- I think --- "Body Image Dysphoria." If you hated your (healthy and perfectly functional) eyes and wanted a surgeon to remove them, I am sure any sureon who did so would lose his license for unethical behavior, and maybe face criminal charges.

    But the genitals --- oh, that's something different.

  • The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

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    Mrs. Don-o to Opinionated Blowhard; Slings and Arrows; EveningStar
    Books are almost never banned, strictly speaking. They are usually taken off of mandatory class reading lists. They are not taken off the library shelves or premptively prevented from publishing.

    Taking a book off of a mandatory reading list is not a question of censorship, but of sponsorship. If a book is offensive to parents, that is reason enough that it should not be made mandatory.

    The parents are morally responsible for their children's education: they have a right as well as a duty to determine the content of the educational program. Moreover, the parents are paying for the education; they ought to control the product they are buying.

    "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."