Peace Prayer

Read this four times today. You, me, the world need the grace promised. “O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, harmony. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light.…

Avoid Symbolism

When liberals, or those they like, perform some public act in order garner temporary respect from particular group, the press calls it “a profound symbolic gesture.” When a conservative does the same thing, it’s called a “callous act of hypocritical pandering.” We can’t win on the symbolic gesture front. Today on EWTN Radio (that’s a…

Why Have a Church

Liberal Catholics in America want a church that promotes contraception, abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, greed, lust, dishonesty, sloth, and the rest of the mortal sins. So, why have a church? How indicative of our selfishness, our vainglory, to ask our churches to read the Bible then teach the opposite. Isn’t that what the devil is for?…

Pope Benedict XVI

Thanks be to God. Already the left media in the USA (J. Rob)is denouncing the selection of Joseph Ratzinger as new pope. CBS News called him “God’s Rottweiler,” an obvious play on his German nationality. That term was echoed by other networks and news agency, indicating that the term is part of talking points distributed…

The Stock Market

Undoubtedly, high fuel costs in their 3rd year (and 4th of 5) will drive up costs overall. But the Fed is promising to attack inflation aggressively. It’s no surprise, then, that wages are falling (against cost of living). The reduced disposable income numbers has hurt sale of snack foods, candy, soft drinks. The Dow is…

Ethanol, Now

Several St. Louis area gas stations are selling high-ethanol gasoline for $0.85 a gallon. That’s eighty-five cents a gallon. How can they sell this alternative to Saudi Arabian oil so cheaply? According to the AP Ethanol prices have declined sharply in recent months, largely because of the rapid growth in supply and few new markets.…

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Hennessy

Today’s Benjamin’s Birthday. He’s 14. You can leave hime a greeting in the comments section below. For his breakfast present, he received one share of common stock in Orbit Science. Since April 18 is a significant date in history, I’m borrowing this from Jack Lewis: April the Eighteenth This day in history: April 18, 1775…

Planned Parenthood Anthem

All the world seems in tune On a spring afternoon As we murder a fetus in the womb. Maybe we’ll do-in A newborn to two-when We murder a fetus in the womb. We’ll slaughter them all amid Laughter and merriment Except for the few We take home to experiment. Yes, the sun’s shining bright, Everything…