15.1.10

Haiti, Obama and Planned Parenthood

President Obama asked today that the Haitians have patience for the relief. Planned Parenhood however has been ready...

Port-au-Prince, Haiti,

Following the earthquake in Haiti, millions of people are dealing with death, a lack of food and water, shelter, and basic medical care. Planned Parenthood, sending a good time for a fundraising opportunity, is asking for donations for its local affiliate to promote birth control and condoms.

In a new note sent to its supporters on Facebook, Planned Parenthood talked about the giving opportunity.

"The international Planned Parenthood arm is accepting donations for PROFAMIL, a locally based Haitian organization," the abortion business says. "Fully 100% of donations will go directly to PROFAMIL’s operations."

At the International Planned Parenthood secure giving web page, the abortion giant says PROFAMIL has been operating in Haiti since 1984 to provide "sexual and reproductive healthcare."

The group "educates the public about prevention and ensures widespread access to condoms" to "young people aged 10-25" with "regular condom demonstrations."

In other words, Planned Parenthood is asking for money to help it pass out condoms and birth control to children who are looking for their next meal and medical care for injuries they and their family sustained in the earthquake.

The Planned Parenthood Help Haiti fundraising site says its local affiliate "meets regularly with the Minister of Health to develop strategies for increasing access" to birth control and contraception and that the group regularly targets "rural communities where the people are totally isolated" and likely have little access to food and water now.

Another web site touting PROFAMIL notes that the pro-abortion group 'does everything possible to ensure widespread access to condoms" and that, during "2005, the organization distributed over 600,000 condoms through its network of clinics, mobile health units, and community promoters."

The group has also complained that Haiti is a pro-life nation that prohibits the killing of unborn children and injuring women in abortions.

This isn't the first time Planned parenthood has sought to exploit the victims of a natural disaster.

In August 2005, Planned Parenthood announced it was giving out free morning after pills to victims of Hurricane Katrina who were battling rising waters, destroyed homes and are seeking basic necessities like food, water and shelter.

"As Hurricane Katrina ripped through the southeastern United States, Planned Parenthood [is] there to offer one free month of birth control or one free emergency contraception kit to women from Louisiana and Mississippi," Planned Parenthood Federation of America interim president Karen Pearl wrote at the time.

Also, Planned Parenthood of New York City offered women free abortions and morning after pills to area victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The goal of the 12 days of free services was to "reach out to women who have been displaced and ease their fears," the abortion business said at the time. Original article.

News of the donation request follows a LifeNews.com expose' of a former abortion business owner who said she thought Haiti had too many people.


We can see where Planned Parenthood's priorities are.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Chaine de Prière pour Haïti

"Suite à la catastophe qui vient de toucher le pays en ce 12 Janvier 2010, nous vous appelons à être solidaires et à se mobiliser dans cette chaine de prière en faveur des haitiens, afin que le pays se relève sans regarder au passé, que les familles soient réconfortées dans leur détresse et que ce soit une occasion pour beaucoup de donner leurs vies au Seigneur Jesus-Christ... Prions Ensemble"

"Following the catastrophe that has just hit this country, on January 12 2010, we're calling all Christians all over the world to come together in this prayer chain for the Haitians, let's pray that Haiti is able to recover without looking back, that the families receive comfort in their distress and that this will be an opportunity for many to give their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ ...Lets pray together"

par Chaine de Prière pour Haïti - Prayer Chain For Haiti

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

14.1.10

Help for Haiti.

I received a email today from the Chaplain of the Correctional Youth Institution in Granville county. Chaplain Thomas Eldridge found me because he served in the Navy with a priest and fellow Chaplain Marc Boisvert and thought I might be a relative. I am probably but it is quite distant. We are all brothers in Christ by our Baptism.

I first heard about Free the kids on the radio this morning driving to work when a Greensboro N.C. radio station 101.1 FM, The Brad and Britt Show played an appeal calling for emergency donations for his mission which is about 90 miles from Port Au Prince. The mission was not damaged by the quake, however it is full of orphans, about 650, who have food only for about 5 days. The are down to 55 gallons of fuel for their generator.

The worries are, given the state of the corruption of the government, and lack of resources, when the roads are open the people of the Port Au Prince are going to leave the city looking for a place to stay, food and water. The already overloaded mission could very soon be overwhelmed. Their only security is a man on a horse with a stick. This is a tragedy of biblical proportions.

Currently only money is being requested because there is no way to bring supplies to the children of the mission. please read the below article and hopefully donate.

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ten year ago Father Marc Boisvert, who grew up in Lewiston, answered a calling.

He moved to Haiti and built a one room schoolhouse. Today, Father Marc's "Free The Kids" humanitarian organization runs an orphanage, a number of schools and a farm.

The 150 acre compound is located on the southern coast of Haiti. None of the buildings there were damaged in the earthquake. But people there are still worried about the impact of the quake.

Portland attorney, Rob Morris, is a member of the organization's board of directors. He says they're concerned about how supplies like food and fuel will reach the orphanage since Port Au Prince is the main pipeline for those goods.

"Everything that comes into Haiti," says Morris, "comes through Port Au Prince. There's one airport. The Haitians really strictly control what comes in and goes out so all of the supplies, the food, the fuel, everything that Father Marc and the orphanage and the village needs comes through Port Au Prince. Now if you check out his blog he says they have about two weeks of food supplies and then don't know where it's going to come from."

Morris says the best thing for people to do if they want to help is to make a donation to the organization so that money will be on hand when supplies are available.

You can make a donation by going to the Free the Kids website.

On Monday night, January 18th, the Portland pub Brian Boru, along with Shipyard Brewing, will hold a fundraiser for the organization. All of the proceeds will go to Free the Kids.



In Jesus name I pray.

You died Jesus, but the source of life flowed out for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O fountain of Life, immeasurable Divine Mercy, cover the people of Haiti and empty Yourself out upon them.

O Blood and Water which flowed from the heart of Jesus as a Fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and upon Haiti in this dark hour. Jesus King of Mercy, I trust in You! Amen †

Jhesu + Marie,
Brantigny

Le français n'existe pas?

It is like going to a favorite French site. I hate it when the little URL is gone and I get the message "la page n'existe pas!" So when I read this article from "Gates of Vienna", I had very simalar feelings.

In the comments on a post from a few days ago, our French correspondent Robert Marchenoir had some choice words to say about France which are worth reproducing here. I’ve combined and adapted two comments to make the following post:

The signs of dhimmitude are all over the place in France. The Minister for immigration, integration and national identity Eric Besson, a former Socialist, has just said, in front of an immigrant audience, right in the middle of a Muslim suburb* next to Paris:

“France is neither a people, nor a language, nor a territory, nor a religion, it’s a conglomerate of peoples who want to live together. There are no indigenous French, there is only a France made out of miscegenation.”

How more insulting can you get towards the French people and their history ? How contemptible is that ?

Traitor, traitor, traitor !more...


Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Ever notice that all of the muslim enclaves are near or surround the local Catholic sites? Is it a siege?

Why is Our Lady crying?

Due to mistakes in the post from yesterday I have deleted the article under this title.

I am sorry for any confusion.

Dieu le Roy!
Brantigny

Young Victoria

Theodore Harvey has reported on Young Victoria which opened on December 18th last year. It is finally coming to a theater near me (which means a mere 50 miles.) and I hope to see it before it closes.

Theodore reports...

"...Monarchists and Anglophiles living in the United States certainly had to wait awhile for our latest dose of sumptuous royal period drama. The Young Victoria... ...was released in the UK on March 6 but did not appear in the US until today, and then only with a very limited release. Fortunately one of the theatres showing it is not far from me, so I was able to attend the first public showing this morning, and am happy to report that the film was worth the wait..." more...

A link to an additional review may be found here at Tea at Trianon.

Dieu le Roy!
Brantigny

13.1.10

Some Thoughts on the Holy Family


Nicholas D.C. Wansbutter, a contributor to Durendal added his thoughts on a sermon delivered on the Holy Family.

"...At Mass yesterday, our priest asked a fitting rhetorical question during his sermon, that is worth reflecting on. He asked, "How is the example of the Holy Family applicable to us?" After all, our wives are not immaculately conceived maidens without the stain of original sin, our children are not God himself, etc. He opined that many might think "If my wife were as submissive as the Virgin Mary, then I would be able to love her as St. Joseph did".

This is, of course, a completely wrong attitude and father gave a good sermon on obedience. I would take a slightly different tack -- for the hypothetical comment from a man claiming he'd be a St. Joseph only if his wife were a Blessed Virgin Mary brings to mind a very good saying I heard once: "do not try to find the perfect spouse, but rather try yourself to be the perfect spouse" or words to that effect..."


Good advice.

There is more!

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

When The Volley Rang Out...

There are some things which I will never forget about the Philippines, intense Catholicism, the patriotism of the people, their ability to make anything out of wood, and the abject poverty in the cities, contrasting the wealth of some. Oh yes, and the heat... Joseph Fromm at Good Jesuit,Bad Jesuit posted this...

He Fell Into The Grave He Himself Was Earlier Made To Dig.

Father Agustin Consunji of the Society of Jesus, who was born in Samal, Bataan on May 5, 1891, ordained as priest in the mid-’20s, was assigned as a missionary most of the time to Mindanao. He entered the religious group, the Society of Jesus, in July 1911. Both his juniorate and philosophical studies were accomplished in Spain in 1916 and 1917.
When he was back in the Philippines in 1918, he attended Regency at Vigan Seminary. Soon he was in the United States, where, this time, he took up theological studies at Woodstock College, Baltimore, Maryland. At length he was ordained as priest in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., in June 1925 and proceeded to spend his Tertianship at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Returning as priest to the home country in 1927, he was initially assigned to the College of St. Joseph as professor. After spending some three years there as an academic, he was finally assigned as missionary to various places in Mindanao. These places included Dipolog in Zamboanga, Cagayan in Misamis Oriental, Butuan and Cabadbaran in Agusan, Jolo in Sulu, Plaridel in Misamis Occidental, Gingoog in Misamis Oriental, Iligan and Dansalan (Marawi) in Lanao.

When the war broke out in 1941, Father Agustin was in Iligan, where he quickly found ways to work with the guerrillas operating in the place. He secretly provided them with food, clothing, medicines and information about the whereabouts of Japanese patrols, all for which he was later to be called by the Japanese as a “very bad, very bad person.”

At the same time, Father Agustin was ministering to the spiritual needs of his flock, and he deemed it his duty to include those who had fled in the mountains.

Such activities could not long evade the suspicious eyes of the Japanese authorities. And so he was frequently picked up for questioning and detained intermittently for small periods of time. But he was still relatively free.

Being known as one trusted by the local people, he was also blamed for aiding in the disappearances—which the Japanese referred to as “escapes”—of some select personalities from the place. By this time, Father Agustin knew that the Japanese authorities were getting fed up with him.

Father Agustin was eventually taken into custody. It turned out to be a long, difficult and final custody. He was brought to Cagayan de Oro, where he was tortured for giving aid to the guerrillas.

Emaciated and physically broken, he was, after a while, brought under guard to Manila and imprisoned at Fort Santiago in a cell which he shared with many other Filipino and American prisoners. In that cell, the prisoners could only squat all day; no talking was allowed, and so when Father Agustin offered words of comfort to those who needed them, he was punished with more torture.

Death came to Father Agustin on October 12, 1943. After having been handed down a guilty sentence by a Japanese military court, he was shot, along with some other prisoners, the following day. He refused to turn his back on the firing squad. Instead he knelt down to pray, which made his would-be executioners hesitate, as they did not want to kill him in that position of supplication to the Almighty. When the volley rang out, he fell into the grave he himself was earlier made to dig.
more...

Please go to the original to read all the links.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Christians and anti-abortionists are now terrorists?

This is the Obama nominee for the position as head of the TSA. The president surrounds himself with people who espose his own values and ideas.



As is the case in many of his nominee's the president is looking toward a man who has no ethics.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

12.1.10

Anti-Natural Law Approved in Catholic Portugal

Margaret C. Galitzin

The Parliament of Portugal approved a law to legalize same-sex “marriages” on Friday, January 8. The 123-99 vote moved the bill for a final review and signature by President Anibal Cavaco Silva in April.

So, Catholic Portugal, honored by the apparitions of Fatima, where church bells still ring on the hour in villages and stores close on Sunday, will join the small list of countries that have accepted same-sex marriage (Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, South Africa and Sweden as well as five States in our country). How did it happen?

It was only possible with the tacit collaboration of the Cardinal José Policarpo, Archbishop of Lisbon.

A pact of silence

Before the vote, Lisbon papers were reporting that Card. Policarpo had made a “pact of silence” with socialist Prime Minister José Socrates. According to news reports, in a private meeting with Socrates on October 20, the Cardinal would have agreed that the Church would not provoke any “holy war” on the issue or take any opposition to the streets. The latter was an indirect reference to the Cardinal Rouco Varella of Madrid who led a vigorous public campaign against the passage of a similar bill in Spain.
more...

Qui tacet consentit...

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Resolution for 2010

"...If these critics are right, then perhaps America should be despised. And who can dispute some of their particulars? This country did have a history of slavery and racism continues to exist. There is much in our culture that is vulgar and decadent. But the critics are wrong about America, because they are missing the big picture. In their indignation over the sins of America, they ignore what is unique and good about American civilization..."more...

Thanks Carlos and a tip of the beret.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Count me in! Review and giveaway...

"...I was hooked on The Night’s Dark Shade from the very first page. Raphaelle, though sometimes scared, is strong in mind, heart and beliefs. Elena has a wonderful knack of describing places so that you feel you are there, seeing them in your mind’s eye. I was instantly intrigued in the Cathars and their very strange beliefs. I had no idea there were people in history who had such a distorted look at Christianity..."More...

Elena-Maria newest book, (which I have alas not yet read,) is out. The weblog "Virginie Says…" has offered a review and a giveaway of a signed copy of this latest tome of Elena-Maria Vidal!

For me personally, I have found Elena-Maria's books to be, fun to read, historically accurate, and full of Catholicity, which in the day of Gotcha's and scandal books is quite refreshing.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

I am looking forward to reading this book, whether I have to buy it or win it...

11.1.10

Audrey Suzanne


My granddaughter Audrey at 13 weeks. She weights 13 lbs. She is starting to develop the little French dimples from trying to repeat her mommy.
She will be Baptised into her new life on St Valentines Day.
Jhesu+Marie
Brantigny

Triangle Minatures

Some people like paintings, some people are gourmands, and some people like vintage cars. My obsession if miniature military figures (ok soldiers), while there are used in war gaming they are not toys. Being made of hard plastic, resin, or pewter once painted they are works of art. This article will not be of great interest to many people, however, I was excited this past weekend when my wife indulged me and accompanied me to Triangle Miniatures in Raleigh. I have mentioned before that I have been painting miniature figures for about 40 years. It has become somewhat of an addiction, and like someone with an addiction I occasionally need a fix. I got that fix on Saturday at triangle miniatures.

I have been used to mailing orders all over the United States, Canada and Britain so it was good to find a place close by (relatively) where I could go and browse through the pieces, like a woman going through dresses in Macy's, and imagine what the painted figure would look like.

Located in a suburb of Raleigh, it is not easy to find. We used a GPS and almost gave up, but it is well worth the trip. The shop is actually located behind the owner Buddy's home in a building of it's own. It is more like a house, with wall to wall carpet. The walls are lined with wooden bookcase cabinets. In each of these cabinets are hundred of thousand figures beautifully painted and mounted.

It is somewhat a source of pride in the war gaming community(I do not paint for war gaming, just therapy) to research the uniforms of the individual regiments, and leaders for what ever period one is painting. In order to do research, one has to have the resources. Buddy has shelves of books, in English, French, Polish, Italian, and Russian, on the uniforms of the period he covers.

I was very impressed.

My original plan was to purchase a company of Musketeers of the Guard and their mounts. I accomplished this, and now comes the research.

Triangle Minatures web site is found here...


Buddy Hoch
Triangle Miniatures
1816 Pictou Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 USA

Tel: (919) 851-7885
Fax: (919) 851-8890
E-mail: BuddyTriMin@aol.com

Vive le Roy!
Brantigny