Restoring the Sacred

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Mandate for Death

2012 Election Results:  Obama 1; The Unborn 0

"A society that allows parents to kill their children will allow children to kill their parents."

Sean Cardinal O'Malley

Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini. 

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Monday, November 5, 2012

The Battling Bastards of Benghazi

(From a retired Marine Sniper):

The Battling Bastards of Benghazi

We're the Battling Bastards of Benghazi,

no fame, no glory, no paparazzi.

Just a firey death in a blazing hell,

defending the country we loved so well.

It wasn't our job, but we answered the call,

fought to the consulate, 'n scaled th' wall.

We pulled thirty countrymen from the jaws of fate,

led them to safety, 'n stood at th' gate.

Just the two of us, 'n foe by th' score,

but we stood fast to bar th' door.

We called for reinforcement, but it was denied,

so we fought, 'n we fought, 'n we fought, 'n we died.

We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,

'n Obama didn't give a damn,

just two dead SEALS, who carried the load,

no thanks to us, we were just bumps in the road.

H/T: dc9271
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

An Election Prayer to Mary

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.
Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.
Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Russian Immigrant Warns Against Socialism

Alla Axelrod, who fled communism in the USSR and came here in 1979, is concerned that the American Dream for which she came is about to be demolished if people believe they'll be better off living under socialism  She wrote a must read piece at American yesterday.  The piece is too important to simply copy and paste excerpts; it must be read in its entirety (it's not long), so please click on the link below:

H/T: bmck1

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Senator Pat Roberts: The Benghazi Betrayal

The Benghazi Betrayal: Sufficient Cause to Eject Barack Obama from the White House
Before voting for President, any Obama supporter who has not yet succumbed to willful self-deception should consider carefully the remarks of Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) in his October 31 video interview and his letter (below) to President Obama.
Senator Roberts is the most senior Marine in the congress, a former member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and  a former chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Beyond the betrayal and loss of life, Roberts describes how the Benghazi disgrace has spawned a horrid new Obama administration doctrine that appears to void “the sacred bond of never leaving a military comrade in distress or danger.”
Lawyers use the term dispositive to describe information or evidence that unequivocally brings a controversy or proceeding to a conclusion.  After hearing Sen. Roberts and reading his letter, even still-hopeful supporters of President Obama may find the Obama administration’s actions dispositive for the Nov. 6 election.
If Barack Obama, before the Nov. 6 election, does not publicly provide the detailed information that Sen. Roberts calls for, then he is no longer qualified to be Commander in Chief or President for a second term. Every voter should have this information before the election, not after.  For the President to withhold that information is sufficient cause for an Obama supporter to withhold her vote — if not to vote for Obama’s opponent outright.
Moreover, if Barack Obama is somehow still re-elected, then Congress should move immediately to draft articles of impeachment for both him and the Vice President.  Arguably, over the past four years, there have been other instances of impeachment-worthy violations of the President’s oath of office, but the Benghazi betrayal/cover-up appears to be so heinous that it alone may be sufficient.  Surely the Benghazi travesty is greater cause by far than the causes of past impeachment initiatives against Presidents Clinton and Nixon.  It is the smoking gun.

[Letter to President Obama signed by Senator Pat Roberts.  Emphasis added.]

Dear Mr. President:
During these final days of this coming election, I have been conducting town hall meetings in Kansas.
I am fully aware this letter comes in the midst of 24-7 political tumult. However, I am compelled to share with you my strongest possible concern and recommendation regarding an issue that I know you recognize as being paramount and about which you care deeply.
I am also writing this letter as the most senior Marine in the United States Congress, as a former Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and as a former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. 
Since the attack of September 11 in Benghazi, the great majority of people in attendance in our town hall meetings – regardless of political party – believe there are more questions than answers. They also believe both you and your administration have not been square with them. 
There has been an outpouring of disbelief from folks about the initial explanation from you and members of your administration that the deaths of our fellow Americans came as a result of some obscure video rather than a pre-planned, carefully orchestrated terrorist attack.  Mr. President, folks are just not buying it!
Facts are stubborn things and as more relevant facts are now becoming public, it should come as no great shock to anyone that this issue has been “politicized.”  It has been ever since the first explanation was orchestrated from your administration.
  However, I want to stress and emphasize there is an issue of much greater importance.  The major media have not comprehensively reported on this unraveling issue, so many Americans may not be aware of what has and is taking place.
            But, you can be sure every single member of our United States military services now knows that the sacred bond of never leaving a comrade in distress or danger may be worthless as of the date of this disgrace. We cannot allow this to happen. We cannot let this issue fester and infect the bond of taking care of our own. As one veteran stated so well in one of our town hall meetings:
            “When I signed up I knew I would likely be put in harm’s way. But I also knew someone would have my back. I just don’t know if that is true today.” 
            Mr. President, it is my belief that until you, as Commander in Chief, publicly and in detail inform the American public of what happened and why, that bond, which has existed as long as the United States of America has fielded armies, is breaking. We must know why American assets at the scene or close by were not utilized to save American lives acting in the line of duty.
            That is why I feel compelled to sincerely ask you to make time in your schedule to publicly explain in detail the unfortunate attack which occurred September 11 in Benghazi.
This request for you to set the record straight and restore the bond of “sacrifice for each other” to our fighting forces is made with the deepest concern and utmost sincerity. I truly believe the future morale and effectiveness of our military services may be at stake.
This is a burden that you or any future Commander in Chief should not have to bear.

H/T: bmck1
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Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free. Amen!'
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One nation under God!' 

H/T: luv2sing

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Friday, November 2, 2012

O'Reilly: Government No Match for Mother Nature

Bill O'Reilly, speaking from recent personal experience with Hurricane Sandy, blasts anyone (including our incumbent president) who believes that government is the answer to all our problems.  Herewith some clips (emphasis added):
Many of us have forgotten about nature as we have become addicted to machines. We must have gizmos. Sandy laughed and took them away. Power, gone. Internet, dark. Cell phones, not happening. Even your landline phone - not available because "all circuits are busy."
Suddenly, it was 1850 with one exception: battery operated flashlights and radios.
So what is the lesson here? 
Well, actually there are a few. First, that no government agency can help you when disaster strikes. Any assistance will be after the fact and painstakingly slow. 
Second, that in order to ride out any storm effectively, you should be self-reliant and resilient. That means you have to anticipate problems and have some solutions at the ready. 
For example, where I live on Long Island, the power infrastructure is a disaster and has been for years. The power company, LIPA, simply cannot keep the juice flowing under any duress. I have accepted that, so I bought a generator. However, during Sandy, the generator did not work. You can imagine how many four-letter words were uttered. But, I had a Plan B. I know some guys who can repair generators, and they fixed mine very quickly. I have a long-term relationship with these guys and will reward them. 
So, I rode out the storm pretty well, and that's good because there are children in my home. 
Never one time did I think the local, state or federal government was going to help me in any way. When President Obama speaks about government being there for you, I roll my eyes. In the history of mankind, no government has ever been there for the individual. Ever. 
To read the whole piece, click on the link below:

Bill O'Reilly: Bill's Column - Sandy's Lesson

H/T: bmck1

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2016: Obama's America

Thanks to Caroline Glick for posting the entire movie at her site, and for providing an embed code.  If you haven't seen this movie, please take the time to watch it before this coming Tuesday.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fr. Barron: Resisting Aggressive Secularism

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Jeanine Pirro on Nonfeasance of Obama Administration

That's Jeanine Pirro, former Westchester County, New York, District Attorney, now a Fox News host scolding the Obama administration for nonfeasance during the attack against the United States in Benghazi, Libya.

H/T: rutusmc

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Archbishop Chaput: Abortion and Politics

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Of Heroes and Cowards

From YouTube:
Published on Oct 29, 2012 by jackohoft
The father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods sent this message to Barack Obama last night on Geraldo: "It's better to die a hero than live a coward."

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A New Low in Political Campaigning

This is on YouTube with the following verbiage:
Published on Oct 25, 2012 by FutureChildrenProjec
Re-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter.  
What would the children of the future say if we let them down this November?
When you have absolutely NO AGENDA, you're relegated to attacking your opponent, but it represents a new despicable low when you use children who have no idea what they're saying - or singing.  These people have no shame in their maniacal quest for power.

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The Benedictines of Mary in Cloister


A group of cloistered nuns has recorded an album of chant, and the preview (see the video below) is just gorgeous.

From the press release:

They are young. They are hidden. They are extremely musical. And now they have a worldwide album distribution deal. But they don’t set foot beyond Northwest Missouri’s rolling farmland. Why? Because they are contemplative sisters who live an austere yet joyful life set apart from the world.

But on Nov. 20, Decca and De Montfort Music will release their voices to the world in ADVENT AT EPHESUS. The album features 16 tracks – a dynamic variety of traditional English and Latin hymns, polyphony, Gregorian chants and medieval harmonies. The album also includes Adjuvabit Eam, an original work of the sisters.

The order’s Prioress, Mother Cecilia, is a graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice and vacated her seat in the horn section with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio to enter religious life. She has arranged the songs on ADVENT AT EPHESUS.

“We are delighted to be a part of this collaboration with De Montfort Music and Decca,” she said. “From the very beginning, we knew that if the venture was pleasing to God, it would be made clear. And so it was, especially in the unheard of ease with which everything was carried out to make this CD possible.”

De Montfort enlisted Grammy® and Oscar® winning producer Glenn Rosenstein, who traveled to America’s heartland; set up a mobile recording studio on the 260-acre property the sisters call home; and captured all of ADVENT AT EPHESUS in only three days. Rosenstein, who has worked with a host of international stars and whose projects have generated sales well in excess of 250 million units (with artists from U2 to New York Philharmonic) calls this one of his 10 all-time-favorite recordings.

An early review:

The word “amazing” is true but far from enough. The word “beautiful” is also accurate and much closer to describing the sound. The word “necessary” suggests the importance of sacred music in our secular world. Individually, none of the above words do Advent of Ephesus justice. Together the adjectives merely come close to describing the wonder that is to be available on November 20.

To pre-order the CD for Christmas, click on the link below:

H/T: bmck1

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Pandora's Box for The Donald

Great idea, Donald.  BUT, did you consider the possible consequences?  What if, for example:

1. Obama completely complies with your request and releases all those records, and

2. The records show, unequivocally, that Obama: (a) was born in Kenya, (2) was admitted to college as a foreign student by the name of Barry Soetoro from Indonesia, (3) claimed to be a Muslim at one time, (4) has traveled on a fraudulent foreign passport, (5) has been using a fraudulent social security number most of his life, and (6) has lied repeatedly to voters about his past, but

3. Despite the above admissions, he does not lose a single vote among his supporters or the "independents" who are still proud to vote for such a magnificent orator.  In fact, your publicity stunt actually wins him more sympathy voters, who refuse to believe the records are authentic (despite the fact they were released by Obama himself), and

4. Obama is reelected in a very close race involving numerous allegations of voter fraud that are not contested by Mitt Romney who is concerned that a prolonged investigation will cause major riots in several U.S. cities, and then

5. Obama advises you (Donald) that his favorite charity, to which you are to write your $5 million check is one that is known to provide funding to: The Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, or Hezbollah.

What happens then, Donald?
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A Defining Moment for America

Imagine that!  An American president who loves America.  It's almost four years since we had one.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Time to Set The Red Line

This was posted earlier today by Caroline Glick.  To sign the petition, go HERE.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Romney's Military Advisory Council

Boston, MA
United States
Today, Romney for President announced its Military Advisory Council.

“I am deeply honored to have the support of so many of our most accomplished military leaders,” said Mitt Romney. “Together we will restore our military might and ensure that America can defend and protect our interests, our allies, and our people, both at home and abroad. I will never forget that the greatest responsibility of an American president is in exercising the role of commander-in-chief. That role is sacred, and when I am president, I will never put my own political interests ahead of our military and our men and women in uniform.”

“I’m proud to be supporting Mitt Romney in this critical election about our nation’s future,” said General Tommy Franks, USA (Ret.), Past Commander, U.S. Central Command. “Governor Romney is committed to restoring America’s leadership role in the world. Instead of playing politics with our military, he will strengthen our defense posture by reversing the President’s devastating defense cuts. The fact of the matter is that we cannot afford another four years of feckless foreign policy. We need level-headed leadership which will protect our interests and defend our values with clarity and without apology.”

“I consider the unprecedented national debt amongst the five greatest threats to the security of our great nation,” said General James Conway, USMC (Ret.), Past Commandant of the Marine Corps. “And yet, I see no indication the current administration, if re-elected, is intent on changing that trajectory.  Clearly Defense should bear a portion of the burden in order to regain control of our debt, but the idea of massive military cuts -- at a time of increased global instability—should not even be in the cards. As I listen to Mitt Romney, I am convinced that he 'gets it'.”

To see the most impressive list of former Admirals and Generals who enthusiastically support Mitt Romney for President, go HERE.

H/T: edscis

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

An Ignored Plea for Help

Lots of people have to answer for the Benghazi catastrophe, among them: Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, General Martin Dempsey, President Obama, and, as usual, the mainstream media.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Supporting The Freedom to Succeed

Best TV political Ad of 2012.

H/T: bmck1

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Romney at The Al Smith Dinner

In case you missed the coverage of the Al Smith Dinner last night.  Romney was terrific!    Hard to pick his best line, but one of them was (when speaking of the winding down of the Obama presidency): "so little time, so much to redistribute."

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