7 Quick Takes Friday (set #70)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: Melinda Gates is behind a controversial $4,000,000,000 population control initiative. New videos detail numerous pro-abortion advocacy examples in the Girl Scouts. Father Robert Sirico has a new book and video on moral capitalism. Calling for a girlcott for Chick-fil-A. New York City bus driver Steve St. Bernard, hero. Carmelites, coffee and Wyoming. False accusations against the Church – one example.

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Bill Gates’ wife is behind a new, very controversial $4 BILLION campaign to push artificial contraception upon poor women. Margaret Sanger would be proud. She is starting it off with her own $560 million contribution announced at the London Summit on Population Control Family Planning. See also Human Life International‘s FactsForMelindaGates.com.

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Girl Scouts Tears

Please do not let your daughters be indoctrinated by the anti-life, anti-family positions of the Girl Scouts USA. I wrote about this last September in Loss of innocense.

I have updated the piece with additional references plus a 3-part video series that methodically identifies numerous instances of pro-abortion propaganda in Girl Scout literature. No matter what you have heard (e.g. “there is no problem”, “this is a smear campaign”, “the problems have been fixed”, etc.) – do not believe it. Check the facts yourself.

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Defending the Free Market is a new book by Father Robert Sirico. I have not read the book yet, but the introduction and this video are excellent:

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I am calling for a girlcott for Chick-fil-A. A “girlcott” would be the opposite of a boycott, right? Here is a company guided by basic Christian morals, not to mention obvious natural law, at a time when many others have wholeheartedly embraced unnatural unions. Of course, this paints a huge target upon them by the ironically labeled “tolerance” crowd.

Support Chick-fil-A. Their restaurants are clean, friendly and offer the very best chicken sandwiches available (they invented the chicken sandwich). Stop by for lunch or dinner. Take the family, your Cub Scouts, your American Heritage Girls and your youth athletics team.

Read the article ‘Guilty as charged,’ Cathy says of Chick-fil-A’s stand on biblical & family values for background on the current attack (not the first, for example). This story was spotted by Matthew Archbold at CMR.

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Presence of mind and putting the welfare of another first is how I would describe Steve St. Bernard, a NYC bus driver. Tired and coming home from his shift, he came upon a young girl dancing on-top of an air conditioner – hanging out of a window 3 stories up. The danger for this child was immense.

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Last Monday was the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a perfect time to remember the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel near Cody, Wyoming.

These monks are working to build a beautiful, classic gothic monastery and support themselves through their Mystic Monk Coffee business. Father Zuhlsdorf speaks very highly of it!

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Fact: most (certainly not all) allegations of sexual misconduct against the Church are false. They occur because (1) people dislike the Church’s unyielding moral stances, therefore (2) the media is predisposed to believe them, (3) leading the public to believe them. Usually these allegations are made to extort money, have been successful and have resulted in terrible consequences for the falsely accused (e.g. Fr. MacRae).

The typical approach is, after many, many years – either finally get the courage to “come forward” or to “remember” repressed memories to falsely accuse a priest (living or dead). This can not be proven one way or another so there is the chance of a diocese settling for a modest tens of thousands of dollars to make it go away.

Sometimes shear hatred is the motive, as it was for Tim Udinski. He knew media and law enforcement would jump on his allegations. The police interviewed almost 100 people and spent 200 hours chasing this.

Details of the story are here. Bill Donohue of the Catholic League notes that 173 false accusations have been made against Catholic priests in the last 3 years alone (that we know of).

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!


  1. I certainly plan on spending more of my money at Chick-fil-A. They respect the sabbath and they run their company based on Christian morals.

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