The White Lily Blog


Loveless is About Abortion, and More

Loveless

Andrei Zvyagintsev’s new film Loveless is talking to the world-wide pro-life movement. In fact, it is screaming: support for life must be broader than current initiatives! Pro-life political demands are limited to a call for an end to legal abortion and sometimes, more faintly, for ‘support’ of women who choose not to kill their unborn infants. Loveless argues that ending abortion only results, all other things being equal, in the at least equally painful victimization of those infants who survive abortion and make it to birth.

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Adios, Amazon

Dear Mr. Bezos,

I have been a faithful Amazon customer for years. The service is so very good, the price is usually moderate and sometimes the cheapest available, and the forums are always instructive–I chose my camera with the generous advice of several participants, and I was really grateful. I love Amazon.

But I am emptying my shopping cart for the last time. Because I do not want my small part of Amazon profits to be used for gay marriage. Continue reading



Once Again, Obama is the Spirit of the Council

During the Obama election campaign, this blog published a link to  liberal Catholic  magazine America that made the audacious claim that Obama was “the spirit of Vatican II.”  The magazine got it right. Obama’s take on secularism is exactly the take on secularism put forward by the Council, including his HHS legislation requiring Catholic institutions to offer what every other institution is offering: abortion and contraception. Continue reading



Sign the Petition to Support Hungary!

Please note:  SSPX does have mass in Budapest, Hungary, on the second and third Sundays of the month at 10:00, as well as 6:00 on the Saturday evenings preceding the Sunday.   The celebrant is Father Fuchs. The address is Thokoly Ut 116.1.3, #3. More information may be obtained from Mr. Landgrebe, who speaks English, at the Austria rectory  +4327166515 (how Google Voice renders it, which worked for me calling from the US)  or +43 (0) 2716/6515 (how the Austrian website renders it and perhaps for European dialers). Let’s go show Hungary some love.

http://www.petitions24.com/support_hungary

Above is a link  to sign a petition to support Hungary.  For the sake of Hungary’s unborn children, do it now. The text of the petition follows if you would like to read it here and sign it there.

The Hungarian American association supports Hungary, has thoroughly examined the means by which Viktor Orban came to power and calls them unquestionably democratic, and asks that the West give Hungary a chance. Continue reading



The Savior App

At midday on the solemnity of the Epiphany, the Holy Father spoke to the faithful assembled outside his windows to pray the Angelus.

…. Western society,” the Holy Father said, “seems to have lost direction and is  feeling its way forward.  The Church, thanks to the word of God, see beyond the  shadows. She does not possess technical solutions but she has her gaze turned to the final destination offering the light of the gospel to all men and women of  goodwill, of whatever nation or culture.”

Dearest Holy Father, what do you mean, no technical solutions! We have apps!

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Another Slave Marriage Initiative

Mercatornet has an article today on Boston’s new thing: “polyamory.” It means a ‘committed relationship’ among a group of people rather than between one man and one woman.

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In the End, That’s All It Was: Just Sex in the City

To the scandal of my wiser friends, I looked forward to the movie version of Sex and the City. The television series had been truly surprising. For one thing, Miranda chose life over abortion, chose Steve over promiscuity, chose marriage, and in one of the most touching episodes, showed real love for her extremely difficult mother-in-law. She actually turned and left the abortion mill. You don’t see that often in today’s market.

Samantha chose love, too, holding hands with her younger man, pledging monogamy. Charlotte found love. Carrie Bradshaw found love, when Mr. Big found rescued her in Paris, and admitted his love for her and took her home to New York. In spite of the characters’ promiscuity and shopping addictiosn, the scripts seemed aware of the possibility of love. In our world, where precisely that, love itself, is on the slave auction block, that’s a lot.

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