Fr. John Hollowell answer’s the proverbial statement, “Don’t judge me!”
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NARAL…The Demonic Incarnate!
Father John Hollowell – So most of you are aware by now that Kermit Gosnell, the man who was accused of killing countless children after they were born in the most horrendous ways was convicted yesterday on three counts of murder (Or, as some news outlets phrased it “killing fetuses”…sigh…deliver us Lord from all evil)
NARAL, a collection of washed up sixties protestors clinging to the notion that a woman is more free if she can have her child chopped up in her womb, issued a statement yesterday saying that the Gosnell murders were the fault of the pro-life movement making abortion harder to get.
As a follower of NARAL and Planned Parenthood (the Axis of Evil) on Twitter, they ACTIVELY FIGHT every attempt to somehow regulate the abortion industry and make it safer. They tweet out screams for their followers to either a) contact their congressman and fight the proposed bill of the day or b) get prepared to live in the 1800’s again.
The Axis of Evil makes EVERY law that is proposed sound as if it will be an attack on women and will prevent them from being truly liberated.
On the flip side, the pro-life movement has been pushing for restricting and regulating the abortion industry, and such regulations would have made the Gosnell much less likely. However, as it currently stands, the abortion industry is one of the least regulated industries in our country. You should expect more regulatory hurdles to maintain a lemonade stand in the USA than you should expect if you hope to chop up children in mother’s wombs.
The other reason NARAL’s comments yesterday betray the insanity and lunacy to which they have fallen is that no REASONABLE person would read the accounts of how Gosnell tortured and murdered children born alive and say, “if only abortion were more accessible, this wouldn’t happen.” Gosnell was a psychopath, and his crimes had NOTHING to do with the fact that abortion “is not available enough.”
NARAL is on the run, and the dinosaurs who run NARAL know that no young people are coming forward to join their washed up cause, and as someone who considers NARAL the demonic made flesh, I personally enjoy seeing statements like the one they made yesterday because it is the equivalent of watching a house divided against itself crash in on itself and burning to the ground amidst a see of insanity and madness.
Originally posted at: On This Rock
By, Fr. John Hollowell – “Hey Father, what’s up with annulments?” One of those dreaded questions but also something that is just another opportunity for a priest to suck it up and say to himself, “Uncomfortable – yes, but is this also an opportunity to bring healing and grace to people – definitely a yes as well!”
Let’s first of all turn to the perception of the annulment process. The Church, so it goes, has taken Jesus, a pretty cool laid back guy who talks mostly about loving everyone and bashing and breaking rules, and then along came the Church, which suddenly set up a gigantic bureaucracy and erected gigantic hurdles and unnecessary rules, laws, and regulations, all of which make Jesus seem a lot more difficult to
First of all as a response, I think it is important to read a past post on this topic by clicking here. Secondly, let’s look at Jesus’ words on the topic in Matthew 19: “I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.” Notice Christ’s words – divorce and remarriage = adultery. He doesn’t blink. His Apostles follow up with basically, “wow, that’s hard.” Jesus doesn’t blink or back down.
What we need to ask ourselves is this – is the stereotype of the Church true, or is it perhaps actually the case, as G.K. Chesterton noted, that the Church actually SOFTENS the words of Jesus in certain key situations?
Often times, in order to dismiss the Church, people use the “bureaucracy” argument to justify their decision to not go through the
The annulment process, contrary to perception, is actually ALL about healing. People often tell me “I’m over her or him since our divorce” but I just don’t think that is usually the case. There is a BIG difference between Saying “I’m over so and so” and actually BEING over so and
The process seems intimidating as well because it is often lengthy. However, it takes a lot to gather all the necessary information. Some people especially bristle at the idea of having to get written statements from exes and their families and so forth – people say that they’d just rather not go through that and open up old wounds. Sometimes, when a wound is infected and never properly healed, it must be reopened in order to be authentically healed, and that is the case with the annulment process as well.
The Church also teaches that those who have remarried without first getting an annulment are not in a state in which to receive the sacraments. That is also perceived as very harsh, but it is something that should hopefully be an impetus to couples to first get right with God.
Let us pray for all of the families out there who are wrestling with the annulment process! Also, those who are going through
Catholics that have divorced and remarried prior to receiving an annulment can still work towards an annulment and, upon receiving one, can have their new marriage blessed by the Church and thus resume receiving the Sacraments.
Finally, here is a great essay from a young adult on her sometimes rocky but ultimately worthwhile experience with the annulment process.
Some have asked for my thoughts on the tragedies of today, and so I share them for what they are worth.
It seems like a line was crossed today that, in our country at least, has never been crossed to date. Columbine was horrendous and was a paradigm shift for the nation, but given our collective experiences as teenagers growing up, and given the fact that most everyone still carries scars from teenage hazing and bullying in some form or another, I think most people at least could fathom the source of the hatred, the evil, and the revenge that we saw in Columbine. From Stephen King’s “Carrie” to Ralphie in “A Christmas Story”, we’ve grown up knowing that bullying does real harm and pushes people to the breaking point.
But a classroom of little children…it doesn’t register on any level, nor should it.
So now the carousel of blame starts spinning – people pointing at things external to fix…”better gun laws”, “better mental health care”, “better health insurance”…give me a break! I could care less, one way or the other, on gun control, but anyone who thinks that these types of measures would have prevented today is really hoping to avoid the issue that really matters.
The dignity of the person.
In our culture, the dignity of the human person has been spat upon, mocked, and destroyed. There is no “dignity of the human person” to speak of anymore. Anytime someone stands up to speak about “the dignity of the human person” they are shouted down in the public square and mocked for using words from an archaic culture that we have, so we’re told, moved beyond and surpassed.
A human person today only has dignity if others will it to be so – a child grasping for breath on the abortionist’s table is granted dignity solely based on the wishes of the mother. The abortionist, and our President, like the emperors in the Colosseum of Rome, wait for the thumb up or down of the mother to decide whether the child lives or dies.
Embryos sit in freezers across the country, parents have their reproductive systems mangled in order to have pleasure without the burden of children, wars are now fought, like video games, through the lenses of drones, we tell third world countries that “children are the problem” and so if you want any of our food to eat, you are going to have to stop having children…
The Joker in “The Dark Knight” utters a seriously frightening, and seriously prophetic line about us:
“Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all “part of the plan”. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!”
We’re accustomed to the plan of 4,000 abortions a day, it has become part of our character as a nation, and it has faded away into being simply “a part of the plan.”
The dignity of the children lost today did not come simply from the fact that their parents happened to want them!! Their dignity came from the fact that God wanted them, and willed them into existence…that is the sole source of human dignity, and we are meant to marvel at the dignity of such miraculous creation, the miraculous nature of it all only amplified by the fact that all of us have been blessed with a role to play in nurturing and bringing into existence the miracles that are human persons!
We have been anti-life and anti-child and anti-human dignity for a long time in this country, and it is time to stand up and say ENOUGH!!!
We must rise up and demand a return to respect for the dignity of the human person!!!! We must rise up and say that a child is not a choice, a child does not derive his/her dignity from the choice of another human person, a child does not derive his/her dignity based on whether they are born into poverty or not…we must rise up and say every human person has an unassailable dignity, and that dignity is given to each human person by God, with a capital G,…and if we refuse to do that, if we refuse to acknowledge how utterly evil and depraved this nation is becoming, and if we fail to acknowledge how putrid “the plan” has become that we call every day life in America, and we keep blaming guns and health care insurance, then we should never expect a return to sanity.
Please hit your knees for the families and the loved ones left behind in Connecticut and say a lot of prayers for our country. Today, a new line was crossed; what remains to be seen is whether we will wake up because of it, or if we will continue to bury our heads in the sand and act like we don’t know what is going on.
All Holy Innocents, pray for us!
Catholics Must Increase Their Prayers And Penances!
Father John Hollowell-Of course this gospel talks about the end times, destruction, persecution, the end of the world, flames, etc.
I think there is a temptation for Catholics who try their best to follow Christ and live out the Catholic Faith to get excited when we hear about “Babylon the great city” the country whose “merchants were the great ones of the world” being razed and burned to the ground.
The temptation: “finally, all the wicked people will see I was right, all the people who hated me, who spat on me, who lied about me, who slandered me, who cursed me, they’ll all finally see I was right!!!” There is a temptation to see ourselves as above this fray, above Sodom and Gomorrah, to hold our noses at the stench and filth that exists in our world and say “well, I told you so.”
But neither the saints nor the Church have ever taken that stance. We don’t live in the first society that morally speaking is going down the toilet. The Church was just coming online as Rome was plummeting towards its glorious destruction and pillaging by the “barbarians” (which side were the “barbarians” is open to interpretation), and the Church has seen lots of other civilizations and nations rise to the top before gloriously and triumphantly imploding into a dung heap.
The saints and the Church call us not to aloofness but to do something radical…to try to call out to people EVEN as they spit on you, even as they mock you, just as they did with Jesus. The saints before us and the Church both ask us to not disengage, but to redouble our efforts in fasting, penance, almsgiving, etc.both for our own continuing conversion and for the conversion of those we live with.
We may live in Babylon the Great, and it may tire us, and we may be tempted to throw our hands up and say, “LATER! I’m out of here, I’m going to go get a good book to read as I watch this country burn from a safe distance.”
However, disengaging and waiting for the sky to fall isn’t an option for any true Catholic. Until the sands of time expire, we are asked to see every person as a member of the Body of Christ, and to work like heck to help every last person attain salvation, ourselves included.
Father Has A Pertinent Question For Catholics
I always want to ask Catholics who merely view the Catholic Faith as a handy dandy coping mechanism that just happens to suit them but isn’t right for everyone:
“You seem to believe that the only virtue in the world is “to be nice.” Do you think anyone, in the history of the world, has ever or will ever be thrown in jail or persecuted for being nice?”
Fr. John Hollowell’s talk “Secrets to Evangelizing Your “Homosexual-Agenda-Friendly” Family, Friends and Acquaintances” was an amazingly grace-filled moment.
In case you missed the special live event, here is the recording. Warning: this will only remain up for a few days.
Father John Hollowell Wants You Be Part of Something Special.
What Fr. Hollowell is doing is really unheard of. He saw a problem with the lack of good material which truly addresses the misconceptions involved in evangelizing our “Homosexual-Agenda-Friendly” Family, Friends and Acquaintances. Not only is he addressing it, he is creating a professional DVD called Unnatural Law: What the Catholic Church Really Teaches about Homosexuality. When it comes to defending the truth against the “Homosexual Agenda” the old poor-quality tapes that you used to give out to your friends won’t work.
Why? This homosexuality issue is different. They are looking for any reason to discredit you. And why should they believe you? “You’re not an expert.”
What Father has done tips the scales to give you a fighting chance for effective evangelization. Honestly, here’s how simple it is. When you get that cookie-cutter attack, you charitably answer the question and give them the DVD Unnatural Law. And while you are at it, throw in a Miraculous Medal. The seed is planted.
You see the DVD will do of the work for you and you get to keep your friends in the process. Now that’s a win, win, win!
And Father cannot produce this game-changing DVD without your help. Having something truly professional done costs real money, to the tune of $70,000.00. Call him crazy, but Father is giving FREE online access to the DVDs. He wouldn’t have it any other way! This means you can email it, Facebook it, Tweet it, watch it on YouTube… all for free. The only income will come from the people buying the physical product. That’s not the way to run a business, but Father is in the business to save souls.
May I humbly ask you, in the name of Lord Jesus, to support this work consecrated to Our Mother, Mary?
First and foremost, this work requires major prayer and fasting. Remember homosexuality is one of the devil’s strongholds. In scripture, this is what Jesus calls a “this kind” of battle, one which requires BOTH prayer and fasting.
So, here is what you can do.
As a special thank you and a way to support Fr. John Hollowell’s heroic endeavor, Courageous Priest and Blackstone Films are offering a special evangelization package just for you. The best part about the special offer is that this is your chance to help evangelize your friends and family while receiving some major benefits in return. Note: The Courageous Priest apostolate receives no financial gain from this special offering.
I thought it would take some arm pulling, creative negotiations and, I confess, some outright begging to compile a Courageous Priest exclusive, but no Father sooo desires this that he instantly agreed to “Fr. Hollowell’s Unnatural Law Special Donation Package” for everyone who donates through Courageous Priest.
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