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Friday, 26 September 2014

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"Gon Out Bizy Back Soon"

I may be having an adventure either later today or tomorrow....

Not meaning to be vague, but I am not the center of my universe....

So, The I Phone Makes Us More Introverted?


someone in 1944 would have picked up today's Drudge headlines and links, they would have believed they were reading fiction.

The spiral downward is so obvious....

From The Dugout.....

OK Brief Update....Family Team, well except for one Braves fan...
I really do not have time to follow this, but I have to in order to know when NOT to phone certain family members, if the Cards are on TV.

Read This......

Two Worlds Separated by Age

I considered myself "older middle-aged". Old is always ten years older than I am. My mother told me last summer that she liked a certain restaurant as it was full of young people. "I do not like being around old people all the time," she said,

and she is 86. Dad is 91.

They are old.

I am not.

But, more and more I see that the young, who I claim are those under 45, simply do not understand the old.

Nor do they want to do so.

When I was a young person, still living at home, every Sunday we visited both grandmas. First, we visited Dad's mom and then we visited Mom's mom. They joined us for birthdays and holidays, although one had to take turns as she had so many children and grandchildren.

Now, I think the young may not even see the elderly on regular basis. Sometimes, families must move for jobs. This is the way it has always been in America.

But, do people still "visit"?  Mobility has destroyed the ability to just pop in and sit down for a visit.

Two days ago, two old sisters, (89 and 83), popped in on my for a visit. We had such a good time talking about God, prayer, the saints. They are full of wonderful stories. They pray.

To visit is to bridge the age gaps, but so many people are so busy and the Internet had taken the place of visiting, that I wonder if this custom is gone forever.

Two worlds are separated, the young and the old, but new ways of communication. Those older friends of mine who are not on the Net may write letters or cards, but I must admit I am closest now to those with whom I can "talk with" on line.

Most of my older friends live far, far away from me.

We are separated by time, space, money, travel.

So, even in my world, there are separations.

We have lost the ability to pop-in. which brings together the old and the young.

Yesterday and Today

I placed many videos, including the best, which are against Common Core.

If you are a parent and have your children in a Common Core school, they are already in the database which lying people are denying.

Most community colleges and small junior colleges are also connected to CC and the ACT is no longer an independent testing agency, but the test for the CC and, therefore, under the government.

If your children turn against you and your Catholic faith and you kept them in CC schools, you have only yourself to blame.

Check this out again..

But, it is not just about standards. It is about social engineering.

More on The Rotten to The Core

and here...from my March post on this.

If you still do not get it....

  1. Common Core - YouTube
    Dec 4, 2013 - Uploaded by drbacallao
    I watched this video because I wanted to see what a teacher'scomplaint was ..... PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST COMMON CORE!!!
  2. Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes ...
    Dec 16, 2013 - Uploaded by Pat Richardson
    You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. ..... If so, then what you need is a fourth grade common core education. .....Glenn Beck: AR Mom Stands Against Common Core by yazchattiest 6,552 views · 2:08:32. Play next  ...
  3. Teachers & Moms Against Common Core - YouTube
    Apr 21, 2012 - Uploaded by Common Core
    Teachers & Moms Against Common Core. Add your name to ...This video is unavailable. You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.
  4. NYC Parents, Teachers Hold Protests Against Common ...
    Apr 11, 2014
    NYC Parents, Teachers Hold Protests Against Common CoreExams ... CBS 2 Exclusive: NJ Police Dashcam Video Shows Different Side To  ...
  5. TN Student Speaks Out About Common CoreTeacher ...
    Nov 8, 2013 - Uploaded by Ethan Young
    You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. Download it .....If Common Core is so bad, why is he doing so well acting againstit. If it didn't  ...
  6. Growing pushback against Common Core curriculum | Fox ...
    Feb 17, 2014
    Growing pushback against Common Core curriculum ... to interviews with key newsmakers, watch must-see ...
  7. New York educator argues against Common Core | Watch ...
    Watch the video New York educator argues against Common Core on Yahoo News . Parents against ...
  8. Educators, parents debate the Common Core - Videos ...
    4 days ago
    Some states are re-thinking their approach to the Common Core, the ... So what grade is the curriculum ...
  9. Parental revolt against Common Core prompts states to take ...
    Apr 7, 2014
    The Common Core standards are a set of guidelines for schools, initiated federally, to improve and make consistent educationstandards in  ...
  10. Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education - YouTube
    Apr 23, 2013 - Uploaded by Tin Ship Productions
    Karen Bracken ( ) Presents Common Core: ... You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. .....Teachers & Moms Against Common Core by Common Core26,689 views · 15 videos Play all.


Catholic Education Daily Articles

Common Core

Common Core
Gates-Funded Lobby Pushes Common Core in Catholic Schools, Targets Newman Society
9/23/2014Sara Pruzin, a state operations associate for the Council for a Strong America (CSA) and former communications intern for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, unwittingly contacted a Cardinal Newman Society leader to rally Catholic support for the Common Core.

Catholic Schools Struggle to Appeal to Right Market, Argues Writer
9/18/2014"Catholic schools are under tremendous financial pressure," wrote Jennifer Fitz, but trying to appeal to a more mainstream, wealthier market can have the undesirable side effect of diluting the faith taught in the school.

Common Core ‘Raises an Alarm’
9/11/2014The Common Core “rightfully raises an alarm” when all its factors are considered, argued Dan Guernsey, director of The Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 program, in a recent segment on Register Radio.

Culture Influences Student Performance, Says Author Russell Shaw
8/13/2014Russell Shaw of OSV Newsweekly recently shared his take on the controversy surrounding the Common Core and the broader problem of the negative impact the culture has on student performance.

10 Facts Every Catholic Should Know About the Common Core
8/1/2014As a part of The Cardinal Newman Society’s work to help Catholic families, educators and Church leaders better understand the Common Core State Standards, the Newman Society has released “10 Facts Every Catholic Should Know About the Common Core.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Legislative Repeal of Common Core
7/16/2014A lawsuit accused the Oklahoma legislators of overreaching their constitutional authority, but the court ruled 8-1 in favor of the legislature.

Support Grows for Congressional Investigation into Common Core 
6/10/2014“The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and–working closely with the U.S. Department of Education–impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal.”

U.S. Bishops’ Common Core Document Focuses on Catholic Identity, Says Expert
6/5/2014“The benefit of the Common Core controversy is that it has surfaced some of the threats of secularization in our schools,” writes Dr. Dan Guernsey.

Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki Responds to Parents’ Petition Against Common Core
6/5/2014Archbishop Jerome Listecki said the standards are a useful “reference” but that the schools maintain a “strong commitment to Catholic identity” in education, according to

Bishops' Common Core Statement Could Be 'Turning Point,' Says Newman Society President
5/20/2014“This is an opportunity for Catholic schools to rediscover and embrace their core mission,” Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly told Breitbart News. 

Calling Evil Good Is Sin

Some Catholics seem confused about evil. These Catholics may reveal a larger number of Catholics who are confused about evil.

These "some" Catholics to which I refer are bloggers and commentators who refuse to call good good and evil evil.

No position, no "religion" in this world is neutral.

I would like to quote our Founder:“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Matthew 12:30

Blogger and commentators have overlooked this statement of Our Lord. One does not ever stand in a neutral position before God and man.

Examples: so-called "religions" which do not hold that Christ is God and Man and which do not follow the Ten Commandments, believe in Revelation and reject Christ's teachings as given through the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church are not "neutral".  Paganism is not "neutral. Islam is not "neutral". Buddhism is not "neutral".

More examples: the mass media is not neutral; political parties are not neutral; the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are not neutral; rock music is not neutral; most television shows are not neutral; Common Core is not neutral, and so on.

Why do people not see that groups and individuals are either for or against God?

Catholics who refuse to consider this fact will be swept away when the tribulation comes as they have muddied the clarity of discernment given to them by God.

More examples: stores and restaurant chains which give to Planned Parenthood are not neutral; companies which give money for PP or for fetal based research are not neutral, which includes Pepsi and many cosmetic companies.

I could go on.

When Catholics finally decide to totally follow Christ and not compromise, we shall see a strong Church. It is cynical and sinful to accept evil and downright evil to call evil good.

More examples: Twilight, Harry Potter, Dungeons and Dragons, New Age groups, yoga, reiki, and such are evil. Masonry is evil, as are all the secret societies.The list is long. These things are not neutral nor good.

If a Catholic cannot see what is good and what is evil, one must do what my old spiritual director told me ages ago. Ask God to show you the sin in your life which stops or perverts your discernment.

It is sin which clouds our ability to see good and see evil for what these are.

And, in this time, ignorance is not an excuse.

I have discussed the last set of examples with several exorcists who all agree on what games, books, practices are evil, what are doors to direct contact with demonic influence. I have listed some above. We need to make choices for good, not evil.

If you are compromising, you are cooperating with evil. Simple.

May I quote Moses:
19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live,