Michael Voris at Scranton
This past Saturday at Wilkes Barre PA, Michael Voris gave his talk to a very full house. The weather was terrible; thunderstorms, hail all the good stuff. The Devil really didn't want him to speak, but he did anyway. Now I'm told that his video posting at Real Catholic TV will be up for all to see on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. I sure wish I could have been there.
Since this is Holy Week, I thought it only fitting that we deal with the Death of Jesus and why it happened. The following piece came to me from a reader and I was so intrigued at what it said, I had to post it in it's entirety. We have more to comment on the great schism within the "Catholic Religious Order of Jesuits", but that will be our next post. I just wanted to share this story with you. Please have a Blessed Easter and please heed what is written in this story.
WE WANT BARABBAS!
The choice is given-do we want Barabbas, a freedom fighter who is a political revolutionary, or do we want Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
Barabbas offers the vision that our deepest needs can be met by human solutions. The Jewish people had a hope for freedom, and in that fact, God Himself made a promise that their freedom would be given to them. But God understands better than we do why we need freedom. So He sends His Son (who would take upon Himself our own sins, which is exactly why we are slaves in the first place) so that we might accept Him as our only hope.
No, we would rather Barabbas.
While we know that Jesus Christ alone is our Savior, we do not always think in terms of eternal life, and we make our decisions accordingly. We see even in the history of the Church, the spotless Bride of Christ made up of weak members, our constant wandering from this freedom we possess only in Christ. How often in the Church's history have we chosen a worldly solution in order to deal with a problem which only full adherence to the Gospel could possibly begin to heal? We have a tendency to choose Barabbas, even though we know we must choose Christ. How much harm has been inflicted upon the innocent, upon the needy, because as members of the Body of Christ, we chose worldly means to deal with a crises, a temptation, a need, etc. In this regard, the members of the Church - clergy, religious and lay faithful - must constantly be reminded by the Sacred Liturgy, the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, and by the witness of other faithful members that our freedom and joy does not ultimately come from the goods of this world.
When we choose Barabbas, our view of what is good and what is evil itself is compromised. Last Friday evening, the United States budget was passed. It passed containing funding to an organization which provides by its own admission, 330,000 abortions every year. Many articles in the press have justified this funding, stating that 1) the governmental funds are not allowed to be used for abortions, but for other services, and 2) that the organization provides over 1 million screening for cervical cancer, 830,000 breast cancer screenings,(it can't do Mammograms by the way) and over 4 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted diseases.
Would we ever want to help out an organization that kills 330,000 children every year, no matter what good it might do? Yet we think little about it. Look what good would not be accomplished if we did not help them out. We want Barabbas.
Providentially, not coincidentally, the very next morning, the Office of Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours quoted the Second Vatican Council's constitution on the Church in the modern world as teaching:
Holy Scripture, with which the experience of the ages is in agreement, teaches the human family that human progress, though it is a great blessing for man, brings with it a great temptation. When the scale of values is disturbed and evil becomes mixed with good, individuals and groups consider only their own interests, not those of others. The result is that the world is not yet a home of true brotherhood, while the increased power of mankind already threatens to destroy the human race. (Gaudium et spes, #37)
Yes, we must admit, that our choosing of Barabbas, a freedom fighter, one who will bring a better world, has blurred our own understanding of even good and evil. Perhaps the cries that we hear during the Passion will help us be humbled to return our lives completely to the Savior Who alone gave up His life so that we might live, and live free.
This was something that I thought should be posted for Easter as well. And in case you don't believe the stats on Planned Parenthood, here is an example from their own propaganda. Though Senator Kyle said 90% of their business was abortion, the numbers I give below are actual from a PP Regional office. He was trying to raise an awareness and got a little carried away. Can't blame him really...they are insidious. Any doubt just look at what's happening in Philadelphia. This is an actual stat page from one small regional Abortion center of Planned Parenthood. I would like you to pay close attention to the Pregnancy Test stats and the Abortion stats including the Medical Pill or RU486 as well as the "emergency contraceptives." Adding them up gives you a total of 12,197 Pregnancy tests against a total of 5610 Surgical, Chemical and "morning after" abortion pill. PP says they do 3% of their business as Abortions. This looks like 46% to me. Even taking out the "morning after pill", which you really can't, you still have 21.3% as abortions...their own figures. Enjoy the reading..
And since this is all about murdering the unborn, here is the list of Senatorial "Murderers":
Voting to continue federal government funding of Planned Parenthood were 17 Catholic Senators: Mark Begich (D-AK), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Robert Casey (D-PA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tom Harkin (D-IA), John Kerry (D-MA), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Jack Reed (D-RI). These are Catholic?
We are now going to include the House of Representatives List of Murders of the Unborn with many thanks to American Life League.
ALL lists the following Catholic U.S. Representatives (alphabetical by last name) as voting “NO” to defund Planned Parenthood:
Jason Altmire, PA; Joe Baca, CA; Xavier Becerra, CA; Timothy H. Bishop, NY; Robert Brady, PA; Michael E. Capuano, MA; Dennis A. Cardoza, CA; John Carney, DE; Hansen Clarke, MI; William Lacy Clay, MO; Gerald E. Connolly, VA; Jim Costa, CA; Joe Courtney, CT; Mark Critz, PA; Joseph Crowley, NY; Henry Cuellar, TX; Peter DeFazio, OR; Rosa L. DeLauro, CT; John D. Dingell, MI; Richael F. Doyle, PA; Anna Eshoo, CA; Charlie Gonzalez, TX; Raul M. Grijalva, AZ; Richard Hanna, NY; Brian Higgins, NY; Maurice D. Hinchey, NY; Tim Holden, PA; Marcy Kaptur, OH; Dale E. Kildee, MI; Dennis J. Kucinich, OH; James R. Langevin, RI; John B. Larson, CT; Ben Ray Lujan, NM; Stephen F. Lynch, MA; Ed Markey, MA; Carolyn McCarthy, NY; James P. McGovern, MA; Jerry McNerney, CA; Michael H. Michaud, MA; George Miller, CA; James P. Moran, VA; Grace F. Napolitano, CA; Richard E. Neal, MA; Bill Owens,NY; Frank Pallone,NJ; Bill Pascrell,NJ; Ed Pastor, AZ; Nancy Pelosi, CA; Mike Quigley, IL; Charles B. Rangel, NY; Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA; Tim Ryan, OH; Linda T. Sanchez, CA; Loretta Sanchez, CA; Jose E. Serrano, NY; Albio Sires, NJ; Jackie Speier, CA; Mike Thompson, CA; Paul Tonko, NY; Nydia M. Velazquez, NY; Peter J. Visclosky, IN; Peter Welch, VT
Citizens can identify and find the contact information for U.S. Representatives at http://www.house.gov/.
Have another look!
YOU CAN NOT BE PRO-ABORTION AND BE CATHOLIC!
Jesus Is Lord!