Be Not Nice – Be Good Instead!

Be Not Nice – Be Good Instead!

            This weekend is Respect Life Weekend!

ProLifeCorner-   And Western Civilization is dying!  The Constitutional Republic of the United States of America is dying! And Orthodox Christianity is dying!

These things are not simply dying as in natural old age. Just a few decades ago it could have been argued that each of these things were in their prime. But now, just a few short years later all three institutions are, it appears, near possible death. These institutions, Western Civilization, the United States of America and Orthodox Christianity are being murdered. Each of these three has been placed upon a Satanic altar and stabbed repeatedly and all three are now bleeding out quickly and proficiently. There is precious little time remaining to tend to these wounds.

What is the instrument that is being used to murder western civilization, the United States and Orthodox Christianity? I know you’re probably thinking I’m going to say abortion or contraception, right? But the most effective instrument of murder is being “nice.” Yes, that’s right, being nice, or rather, “nice-ness.” The last fifty years has seen the Satanic Marxist/Socialist/progressive/liberal infiltration of every aspect of our lives and now we are seeing the hyper-infiltration of Radical Islam, which is a political system very similar to Marxism in its ends.  You see, Satan is highly flexible, he uses atheistic systems such as Marxism and he uses religious systems such as Radical Islam. He doesn’t care what the means are to our destruction. All that matters to him is that as many souls as possible end up separating from God, which is to say in Hell. Continue reading

Guns, Abortion, Good and Evil

Guns, Abortion, Good and Evil

ProLifeCorner-   By Larry Plachno

Larry-150x1 blue      Guns have certainly been in the news lately. It seems like some type of violence connected to guns shows up every few days. My sympathies go out to all of the victims of this type of violence. If we all supported life from conception to grave we could eliminate much of this.

There are too many people who blame guns instead of the person holding the gun. The reason why our society is falling apart is because we have moved away from evaluating our actions and decisions as good and evil. People blame guns because they do not want to blame the shooter. Blaming the person holding the gun would admit that good and evil exist and that people should be responsible. And, if good and evil exist, then where do abortion, traditional marriage and supporting families stand in regard to good and evil? Continue reading

The Fallacies of Reasons for Abortion

The Fallacies of Reasons for Abortion

ProLifeCorner – Editor:   We want to start off the New Year with another inspiring and Larry-150x1 blueeducational article by one of the Pro Life Corner’s favorite authors, Larry Plachno.  Larry has once again shown the pro-death crowd for the evil and disgusting group they are.

The Fallacies of Reasons for Abortion

By Larry Plachno

If you take the time to study the arguments in favor of abortion you will find that none of them can be applied to decisions and actions regarding either individuals or groups. They all have some type of fallacy be it faulty reasoning, a mistaken belief or a failure in logic.

Murder has been with us since the start of human history, as indicated by the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis. As our society gets older we would expect it to become more mature, more knowledgeable and more humane. It appears that the exact opposite is true. As predicted by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, things have only gotten worse. The 20th century may well be remembered as the bloodiest in human history. While figures vary, sources indicate that the Soviets, the Communist Chinese and the Nazis together killed more than 116 million people during this past century and this figure does not include other, lesser, atrocities by other governments. Continue reading

Do Abortion and Reduced Marriage Indicate a Failing Society?

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-  George Santayana, the famous philosopher, poet and novelist is credited with an observation that has often been repeated and modified. He said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Historians and researchers are warning us that we have forgotten the past and have decided to go down the same road as the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome before they fell apart. The people of both Greece and Rome accepted abortion and moved away from marriage prior to their demise. Unlike our current society, their leaders tried to halt this decline but failed. Abortion became a crime in ancient Athens but the situation in Rome became more complex.

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What Is Christianity?

Is Christianity a Religion, a Guide for a Better Society, or a Political Indicator?

ProLifeCorner-   By Larry Plachno

        Is Christianity a religion, a guide for a better society, or an indicator of political affiliation or leaning? The somewhat surprising answer is “all of the above.” In recent decades, researchers have found that the basic rules of Jesus Christ are endorsed and supported by reports and statistics surrounding social problems as a way to improve our society. Now, the researchers and demographers are also finding that Christianity can also be a major indicator of our political directions. This creates an unexpected link between church and state while adding a great deal of credibility to Christ’s teachings of nearly 2,000 years ago.

Christianity as a Guide for a Better Society

        Christianity is based on the fact that God sent His Son to earth to suffer and die to atone for our sins. This tells us two things. One is that God is very concerned about good and evil. More sobering is the second obvious conclusion which is that some atonement is required for doing evil. Continue reading

Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

ProLifeCorner-       By Larry Plachno-  It could be that the reason why our society is falling apart is because we are asking the wrong questions.

        There is a G.K. Chesterton quotation that is very appropriate right about now. He said “Jesus promised his disciples three things – that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.” So, the obvious question is when were you last in trouble over your stand on morals? Have you at least taken a stand that caused others to give you a funny look? If neither, then there is probably a pretty big chance that you are asking the wrong questions. Continue reading

Psalm For Today’s Troubled Times

Psalm 37          The Lot of the Wicked and the Good

Do not fret because of the wicked;  do not envy those who do evil: for they wither quickly like grass and fade like the green of the fields.

If you trust in the Lord and do good, then you will live in the land and be secure. If you find your delight in the Lord, he will grant your heart’s desire. Commit your life to the Lord, trust in him and he will act, so that your justice breaks forth like the light, your cause like the noon-day sun. Continue reading

The Onslaught Against Life, Marriage and Family

ProLifeCorner- Are you ready for the onslaught against good and evil In regard to abortion, marriage and family?

By Larry Plachno  Anyone who has done any reading in this area is fully aware that our society has been involved in a fierce and very polarized battle for decades. On the one side are the people who believe in good and evil. On the other side are the people who believe in personal rights instead of good and evil. 

I cannot stress strongly enough that the basic problem is whether we judge all of our actions and decisions as to whether they are good for others and society rather than what we want. The reason for this is because everything is interconnected. Demographers have shown that in recent presidential elections, states with the lowest fertility rates vote for liberal candidates and liberal issues while states with the highest fertility rates vote for conservative candidates and conservative candidates. As you become more liberal, your ideal family size gets smaller and you are less likely to be married. Abortion, marriage, family and politics are all interconnected whether we like it or not. Continue reading

Jesus The Good Shepherd

A Good Shepherd Sunday Homily

“… and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.  A stranger they will not follow, … for they do not know the voice of a stranger.”

A few years ago, the theology department at a major university hosted a church leader from central Europe. The Soviet Union had just come apart and the pastor’s country was emerging from a long dark night of Communist oppression into the first light of freedom. At a dinner for the pastor, guests were full of questions about what was happening in Europe and the former Soviet bloc. Continue reading