Jennifer

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Thank you.

In General Information on November 4, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I want to take a moment to thank all the people who have taken the time to visit this site and read the articles. Thank you also to my friends who care about their fellow Catholics, and helped me spread the word. I was hesitant to go public with my views, but with so much at stake I decided it didn’t matter what anyone thought of me. I advertised my link and posted my views in places where a great number of people who I know personally and disagree with me intensely would see them. If I am seen as “clinging to my religion” or “smug”, then so be it. I know I am doing God’s work.

I would also like to thank the many people who purchased products from my shops. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of purchases in these economic times! I will be making a donation to Human Life International in the near future.

Visits to this site have been tapering off for the past few days, and I presumed that people had their information, and had made up their minds. I was therefore stunned when I checked my stats a few minutes ago, and discovered that the number of visitors today is triple the highest count from any previous day. I like to think that these visits represent some of those “undecideds”, or perhaps Catholics who are searching their conscience before making their choice.

I am still praying for the outcome of our election to be favorable to Catholics, but whatever happens I know that it is God’s will, and something good will somehow result. I can say personally that this election has helped me seek more information about my cause, to seek a deeper understanding of the Church’s teachings, and to better communicate my beliefs to the people around me.

Keep praying!

“What is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular.”

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Praying for the Election

In General Information, Prayer on November 1, 2008 at 11:22 pm

I’m glad to know that my family, friends and I are not the only ones!

They’re fasting on the steps of the Florida Capitol, hoping God will hear their pleas to put an abortion opponent in the White House.

Prayer warriors will staff the get-out-the-vote command center Tuesday at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Md. A rabbi is distributing a prayer to be said in the voting booth…

…The faithful are busy as Nov. 4 nears.

Click here to read the entire article.

Keep up the excellent work, and remember to thank God for our wonderful progress! Polls indicate that Catholics, who once supported Barack Obama by a wide margin, are now split 50/50. Clearly many have gotten the message. If nothing else, we will have saved a great many souls from grave danger on election day. This is surely a difficult time for faithful of many religions. We have been ridiculed and mocked for our beliefs, and it feels like our voices and our votes do not matter. But we have also sought more knowledge about what our religions teach us, we have solidified our moral beliefs, and we have learned to find our voice. We may feel as though we are on the brink, but much good has come out of this test already.

In the Best of Company

In General Information on October 23, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I recently confided in someone close to me that this election is wearing on my patience. Some of my acquaintances, including people who call themselves Catholic, have been inundating me with pro-Obama propaganda. My views have been mocked. I have been called racist, anti-gay, prejudiced, and unintelligent. It has been suggested that I am against helping the poor and even that I am NOT pro-life (because I don’t support the liberal social agenda). As someone who has always striven to live my faith, it has been tremendously hurtful to have something so fundamental to my being made fun of or trivialized on a daily basis. It bothers me immensely to see Barack Obama’s face pasted into religious images, to hear people compare him to a messiah and make statements such as “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor.” The person who I confided in had a very good and reassuring point. She said, “Remember that Jesus was also mocked. You are in the best of company.”


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Keep it up! We are making progress!

In General Information, Prayer on October 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

According to this article, the most accurate pollster from the 2004 elections shows McCain surging ahead. The best news? He has almost completely reversed his standing among Catholic voters! Clearly the message is getting out, our prayers are working, and our fellow Catholics are seeing the light.

McCain has cut into Obama’s lead for a second day and is now just 1.1 points behind. The spread was 3.7 Wednesday and 6.0 Tuesday. The Republican is making headway with middle- and working- class voters, and has surged 10 points in two days among those earning between $30,000 and $75,000. He has also gone from an 11-point deļ¬cit to a 9-point lead among Catholics.

We must continue to pray right up until the polls close, regardless of positive or negative news. Remember God’s words: “I would not destroy it for the sake of ten.” Keep faith that God will help us uphold the real progress we have made for the sake of life over the past eight years. Don’t be discouraged, but instead strive to be one of those ten.

Obama’s Abortion Extremism

In General Information on October 15, 2008 at 5:01 pm

I came across this excellent piece of writing by Robert George, a professor at Princeton University. An excerpt follows:

In perhaps the most telling comment made by any candidate in either party in this election year, Senator Obama, when asked by Rick Warren when a baby gets human rights, replied: ”that question is above my pay grade.” It was a profoundly disingenuous answer: For even at a state senator’s pay grade, Obama presumed to answer that question with blind certainty. His unspoken answer then, as now, is chilling: human beings have no rights until infancy – and if they are unwanted survivors of attempted abortions, not even then.

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Dissecting FOCA

In General Information on October 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm

After reading from several sources that Barack Obama is a supporter of the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA, I decided to read the Act. I am utterly disgusted that our elected representatives are seeking to pass a bill so blatantly filled with opinion and unconstitutional proposals. It is deeply disturbing that some Catholics would support a candidate who proposes to seriously impinge on the rights of pro-life Catholics, especially those in the medical field. We cannot allow a person with such extremist views to become President of the United States. As a Catholic, Joe Biden should be ashamed to share the ticket with such a man.

The complete text of FOCA follows (my comments in italics): Read the rest of this entry »

Barack Obama and the Born Alive Infant Protection Act

In General Information, Video on October 9, 2008 at 4:21 pm

In 1999 a gruesome discovery was made that an Illinois hospital was shelving babies to die in a soiled utility room who had survived their abortions.

The Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act was introduced in 2001 to provide legal protection to all born babies, wanted or not, including the right to medical care.

Then-state Senator Barack Obama voted against Born Alive 4 times in 3 years and was the sole senator to speak against it on the Senate floor in 2001 and 2002.

In 2002, the Federal version of Born Alive passed unanimously in the US Senate and by overwhelming voice vote in the House. The pro-abortion group NARAL even went neutral on the bill.

But In 2003, Barack Obama voted against the identical version of Born Alive in Illinois. Then, for the next 4 years he repeatedly misrepresented his vote until it was recently discovered in the IL General Assembly archives.

Visit BornAliveTruth.org to learn more about Senator Barack Obama’s atrocious record with regard to the rights of infants.

The Power of Prayer

In Prayer on October 3, 2008 at 9:38 am

On this site I specifically encourage people to ask St. Therese to intercede on our behalf. I have many personal reasons for doing so, but the most important reason is that I truly believe she has intervened in a previous election, if not to ensure that a specific candidate won, then at least to assure me that I need not worry. Prior to now I have only shared my story with one other person, out of fear that some might see me as a “wack job”, and others might criticize my support for the candidate who won (however I am willing and able to defend myself on both counts!). Continue reading…

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Life’s Army

In General Information on September 28, 2008 at 1:10 am

This is a new site dedicated to amassing an army of Catholics and others willing to pray that Barack Obama and Joe Biden will not be elected in the November election. Their stances on abortion rights make them unworthy of ruling a country in which every human being is guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Send a message to God that there is a great deal of good in this country, and we are ready to fight for it.

Please visit The Prayer Room for some prayer ideas.

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. -Abraham Lincoln

Life Support

In Shopping on September 27, 2008 at 11:54 pm
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