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ENDNOTE: Who has laryngitis?


The Silence of the Shepherds
By Christopher Manion
October 15, 2016

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The law of the Church, referred to as “Canon Law,” requires that such public scandal as participation in murder or abortion requires a public response on the part of the Church (viz. Canon 915). Apparently, that law is ignored by Catholic bishops as much as the law of the land, once known as the Constitution, is defiantly flouted by the folks in Washington.

So here’s the bottom line: supporting amnesty for illegal aliens is a prime mandate for Catholics: oppose it and your Bishop might well attack you publicly and personally. But support universal, taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, and you need have no fear: as far as our bishops are concerned, you’re anonymous.

They do have “laryngitis,” indeed.

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Certainly seem like they have!

Their silence will make more “ex-Catholics”.

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ENDNOTE: Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981) quotes a friend’ insights



Peter Sheridan
Peter Sheridan Above the Law move along people…. please distract with 11 year old private conversation….
I copied this from Jim Ruth
Who wrote:
I am a husband, a father of two daughters and grandfather of one granddaughter. There is no apologizing for Donald Trump’s comments, and I wouldn’t try.

What does need to be said is what I’ve said about this election in different words at different times. It would be marvelous if one of the options available to us this year were a paragon of virtue. That would make the choice easy. But that isn’t the case.

We, The Universally Flawed People, have to choose between two flawed human beings to determine who will be the leader of our country for the next four years. I’m not happy with the set of flaws that either of them present, but to be honest I’m not at all happy with my own set of flaws. If you don’t feel the same, I’d suggest the possibility that arrogance is among your flaws.

So, as always, I return to the question of who is more likely to lead this nation in a manner that I believe will be more beneficial to the most individual Americans and to the nation as a whole.

Trump’s failings have not involved lack of proper vigilance in the care of information sensitive to security interests of the United States. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not involved lying to the families of fallen soldiers about the nature of the conflict in which they fell – or lying to the American people about lying to those families. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included having received (both she and her husband) millions of dollars for speaking engagements (hers and her husband’s) to groups that are appropriately called special interest groups that her power, influence or authority could benefit while she held public office. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included receiving tens of millions of dollars of contributions into a family foundation from countries whose mistreatment of women goes far beyond some crude remarks. Contributions whose treatment of LGBTQ people includes killing them by throwing them off buildings, stoning them and beheading them. Contributions from countries that one could reasonably assume would desire preferential treatment from the Secretary of State of the United States. Clinton’s included all of that.

Trump’s failings have not involved helping to facilitate an international deal that turned over to Russia 20% of the uranium production of the United States. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included helping move massive numbers of jobs to other countries. Clinton’s have. In fact, she helped move so many jobs from the United States to India that she could say to a group in India in 2005 “I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York.”

So yes, Donald Trump has faults. Some of them serious or morally objectionable. None of his faults, though, have involved betrayal of the United States of America and its people. Clinton’s have.

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Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981)

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I’ve said all along that the choices we’ve been given are “sub-optimal” at best. But you have to pick one. And, imho, there is no real choice here. The two minor parties have both lost their collective minds — the L’s have gone Republican lite and the Greens a socialist to the left of Bernie. So you have DJT and HRC.


Both have warts and flaws, but HRC is (a) sick with Parkinson; (b) has engaged in multiple counts of criminal behavior throughout her political life; and (c) is obsessed with gaining the Presidency to complete her insane ambition.

I’m not asking anyone to agree or disagree. I’m just using my ENDNOTE to echo what a fellow Jasper has shared. And it was much better than I could have written. But then I’m just a fat old white guy injineer.

Trump is the prettiest horse in the glue factory coral.

Dona Nobis Pacem and more likely to be the “peace President”.

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ENDNOTE: Prepared to be humbled by great couple


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War A new film directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky
Airing September 20th @ 9/8C  on PBS 

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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple   life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.

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I happened to watch this.

I’m not a fan of PBS and the fact that they use tax funding to put the “liberal viewpoint” down my craw.

I was totally humbled by the courage of these two people. 

Wish that I could be as courageous as them.


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ENDNOTE: Massachusetts wants a parish fish fry to be considered “secular?


Dear CV Friend,

Massachusetts wants a parish fish fry to be considered “secular.”

Why does this matter?

Because if a fish fry is a “secular” activity, then the religious organization hosting the fish fry loses its freedoms.

That means Massachusetts would remove religious freedom exemptions when religious people or organizations do anything that is not considered inherently “religious.” A parish could only host a fish fry if they have bathrooms which accommodate transgendered persons.    

The official Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Gender Identity Guidance released just last week said:

Even a church could be seen as a place of public accommodation if it holds a secular event, such as a spaghetti supper, that is open to the general public.
Whatever happened to our First Amendment right to religious liberty?

This latest proposal is exactly the reason why I wrote this short pamphlet Catholic… or Criminal? 8 Real Threats to Your Religious Freedom.

The threats to our religious freedom are real. You deserve to know what is happening in our country. And so does everyone you know. We have to get the word out ASAP.

That’s why I want to mail you this pamphlet — or several copies of it — as soon as possible.

Click here to get your copy of Catholic… or Criminal? 8 Real Threats to Your Religious Freedom!

Just look how aggressive Secular Elites have become in trying to force Americans — including faithful Catholics — to conform to their worldview. Just recently, the ACLU decided to sue Catholic hospitals to force doctors and nurses to perform abortions. Government employees, even volunteers, have been fined and jailed — in the United States of America. It’s simply outrageous what is happening!

This is why we are fighting together for religious freedom. But first, it’s important to get the truth out. Everyone must know the facts about the real attacks on our religious freedom happening right now…

Help us distribute copies of this powerful pamphlet to Catholics across America!

Education is everything. If everyone who receives this email distributes just 20 of these pamphlets to concerned friends and family, we’ll go a long way toward making sure the Catholic vote is informed about the attacks on religious freedom in our country as we speed toward the November elections.

Sure, I’ll help distribute 20 pamphlets!

Thank you for your dedication to freedom.

For Life,

P.S. If you would like to order more than 20 copies of the pamphlet to distribute to your parish, or to friends and family, contact Monica at

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For those that say “religion is not under attack”, I offer this as an example.

The “Secular Progressives” will not stop until Gooferment is KING over all things.

Feel free to ignore it, but Socialism, aka Communism Lite, is on the march.

Look at the male “refugees” streaming into Europe and immediately getting on the dole.

Obviously, the first step is to eliminate Gooferment Welfare. (It’s a trap to brainwash folks into relying upon the Gooferment!)

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: Why men won’t get married anymore — the result of feminism


Why men won’t get married anymore: Women complain chaps today won’t settle down. Sorry, ladies, but it’s all your fault, argues a wickedly provocative new book
PUBLISHED: 18:36 EST, 19 April 2015 | UPDATED: 08:26 EST, 20 April 2015

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A controversial new book argues that the triumph of feminism has meant men are now second-class citizens. 

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Well, the “social engineers” know best! Right.

Not surprising that boys see men so poorly treated in so many ways that they silently have revolted.

And, society is much worse off for it.

In Japan, neither the girls, nor the boys, see any reason to settle down and raise a family.

The result is a nation that’s dying out by failing to reproduce.


And, you know that the socialists at the UN are happy because humans are a plague on “mother earth”.


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ENDNOTE: What are your “defaults”?


Set It and Forget It: How Default Settings Rule the World
The many ways we act by default (without even knowing it).
by Lena Groeger ProPublica, July 27, 2016, 8 a.m.

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In the U.S. when you register for your driver’s license, you’re asked whether or not you’d like to be an organ donor. We operate on an opt-in basis: that is, the default is that you are not an organ donor. If you want to donate your organs, you need to actively check a box on the DMV questionnaire. Only about 40 percent of the population is signed up to be an organ donor.

In other countries such as Spain, Portugal and Austria, the default is that you’re an organ donor unless you explicitly choose not to be. And in many of those countries over 99 percent of the population is registered. A recent study found that countries with opt-out or “presumed consent” policies don’t just have more people who sign up to be donors, they also have consistently higher numbers of transplants.

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I’m an organ donor only because I am trying to “sneak into” Heaven.

Seriously, if what I no longer have use for can help someone else, then why not.

Over and above that, I’m going to start looking at “my defaults”. They may be more important than any of my many faults.

Maybe I can remind you all to select recycling “your parts”?

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: An old, white bigot disconnects from his alma mater


Alumni Strike: Fed up with political correctness alumni across the country aren’t giving anymore
By Nick Sorrentino on August 14, 2016

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(From AEI)

Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in a letter to the college’s alumni fund in December, when he first warned that he was reducing his support to the college to a token $5 …

… Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.

Scott C. Johnston, who graduated from Yale in 1982, said he was on campus last fall when activists tried to shut down a free speech conference, “because apparently they missed irony class that day.” He recalled the Yale student who was videotaped screaming at a professor, Nicholas Christakis, that he had failed “to create a place of comfort and home” for students in his capacity as the head of a residential college.

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Yes, perhaps that will get these “schools” attention.

Do we really need them any more?

It seems like homeschoolers and the internet are taking their place.

See who wins the various “bees”.

And where is the “good work” on human progress being done?


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