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Friday, December 14, 2012

Time to Pray for Our Nation and a Respect for Human Life | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Today, 27 people — including 18 children — were killed in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The killings at the school in Newtown, Connecticut make the terrible tragedy one of the worst massacres in the nation’s history.
  • But this isn’t the first time a gunman has opened fire and taken multiple lives with his actions.
  • In July, a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at “The Dark Knight Rises” movie premier at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. A few weeks later, another gunman killed six people and himself at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee.
  • The senseless acts of violence have many recalling the Columbine High School shootings as well, that took place in a Denver suburb.
  • Such violence is not limited to the United States. Also today, a knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for morning classes. The man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards.
  • The shootings have already sparked fierce and intense political debates. But out nation ought to take time to pause, and pray.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Leading archeologist discusses evidence for biblical flood : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from CatholicCulture's Catholic World News:
  • Robert Ballard, a leading underwater archeologist who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, says he has found evidence in the Black Sea for the flood described by the Book of Genesis.
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Christian population of England, Wales falls to 59% : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from CatholicCulture's Catholic World News:
  • The percentage of residents of England and Wales who identify themselves as Christians fell from 72% in 2001 to 59% in 2011, according to census statistics released on December 11.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

University settles case with student kicked out of program for her Christian beliefs | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:

  • A nearly three-year ordeal has come to an end for a Christian psychology student kicked out of a public university’s program because she would not compromise her belief that homosexuality is sinful.
  • Eastern Michigan University has settled out of court with Julea Ward. In March 2009, the Ypsilanti-based university ejected her from its graduate counseling program because she would not affirm a patient’s homosexual lifestyle. Ward said her deeply held religious beliefs would not make her a good counselor for this person and that she wished to make a referral to another counselor.
  • Instead, EMU forced her into a “remediation” program designed to change her “belief system.” She responded by filing Ward v. Wilbanks.
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Egypt: Coptic Pope dodges President Mursi's trap - Vatican Insider

The following excerpts are from Vatican Insider:
  • Egyptian authorities strongly urged the Coptic Church to take part in the “national dialogue” which President Mohammed Mursi called for last Saturday. But the Coptic Pope Tawadros II declined the invitation, replying that the Church sees itself as a religious institution whose role it is to pray for Egypt. He added that political dialogue is up to parties and public officials.
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Vatican Museums bring Renaissance masterpieces to South Korea : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Vatican Museums are sponsoring an exhibition of 70 Renaissance paintings at the Hangaram Design Museum in the Seoul Arts Center – allowing a largely Buddhist public a glimpse at the some of the greatest works of Christian art.
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New Popemobile built in Alabama

New Popemobile built in Alabama

Monday, December 10, 2012

Former Anglican Archbishop Is Happy to be a Catholic Parish Priest | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Former Anglican Archbishop Is Happy to be a Catholic Parish Priest | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Judges reject lawsuit and nix restraining order by gay sex offender against pro-family group | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • A federal judge has recommend the dismissal of a one million dollar lawsuit filed by homosexual activist and convicted sex offender Adam Flanders against the Massachussetts pro-family organization MassResistance and its president, Brian Camenker.
  • The lawsuit was filed in response to MassResistance’s publication of a public letter written by Flanders in 2007 and sent to at least two organizations, which was also published by a local newspaper, on whose website the letter still appears.  The letter claimed to expose sexual improprieties and abuses attributed to adult leaders of a homosexual youth group in his town, and spoke of Flanders’ own sexual interactions with minors after he had reached the age of 18.
  • Flanders was later convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in a different case, for which he is on the Maine sex offender registry.  He was also convicted of assaulting one of the boys with whom he had had a sexual relationship at the youth club exposed in his letter, as well as the boy’s father, in 2008.  Flanders attacked both victims with a knife, although the severity of their wounds is not clear. He was convicted of two counts of aggravated assualt, two counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, violation of a protective order from harassment, tampering with a witness, and other charges.
  • MassResistance’s attorneys employed by the Thomas More Society, have successfully moved Flanders’ lawsuit to federal court, where U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret J. Kravchuk notes that Flanders has failed to substantiate his accusations against MassResistance and Camenker.
  • “I recommend that all counts of the complaint be dismissed with prejudice,” writes Kravchuk in her ruling, adding that, while “Flanders has had ample opportunity to fully state his claims” he “has failed to state a claim, and dismissal with prejudice is warranted.”
  • If recommendation of dismissal of the claim with prejudice is accepted, it will leave the matter permanently settled. According to Camenker, Flanders has appealed the decision.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Queens parishes continue to minister to Hurricane Sandy’s victims : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Over a month after Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the Caribbean and the United States, electricity and heat have yet to be restored to nearly half of the homes in some parishes in New York City’s borough of Queens.
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Chen Guangcheng: Forced abortion ‘is a sin, because life is sacred’ | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has said violence and coercion are still widespread in the nation’s enforcement of its “one-child” policy and that popular resentment against the practice has the potential to ignite the country in a full-fledged popular upheaval.
  • “The violence in maintaining China’s One Child Policy still extensively exists,” Chen says in a new message. “It is a sin, because life is sacred.”
  • The video, recorded for Human Rights Day on December 10, contradicts Chinese government musings that Beijing may abandon the practice of forced abortion and would crack down on the more corrupt applications of the law. 
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‘No fundamental rights are burdened’ by Nevada amendment defending marriage, judge rules | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • A Nevada judge has ruled that “no fundamental rights are burdened” by Nevada’s constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman – a ruling that has led liberals and homosexual activists to ridicule his Mormon faith.
  • Eight homosexual couples sought to overturn the marriage protection measure, which was passed by two-thirds of Nevada voters just 10 years ago. The plaintiffs, who could not marry in the state or have their “marriages” recognize by the state, claimed they bore “the stigma of exclusion and of being branded by the government as inferior.”
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Planned Parenthood Opposes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Republican and pro-life advocates were supposedly the ones engaging in a War on Women, but Planned Parenthood appears to be headlong into a new war on women, before birth.
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POPE BENEDICT XVI's APOSTOLIC LETTER: MOTU PROPRIO ON THE SERVICE OF CHARITY



Vatican City, 1 December 2012 (VIS) - Given below is Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter issued "motu proprio" on "The Service of Charity", dated 11 November 2012.

"'The Church's deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God (kerygma-martyria), celebrating the sacraments (leitourgia) and exercising the ministry of charity (diakonia). These duties presuppose each other and are inseparable'.

"The service of charity is also a constitutive element of the Church's mission and an indispensable expression of her very being; all the faithful have the right and duty to devote themselves personally to living the new commandment that Christ left us, and to offering our contemporaries not only material assistance, but also refreshment and care for their souls. The Church is also called as a whole to the exercise of the diakonia of charity, whether in the small communities of particular Churches or on the level of the universal Church. This requires organization 'if it is to be an ordered service to the community', an organization which entails a variety of institutional expressions.

"With regard to this diakonia of charity, in my Encyclical Deus Caritas Est I pointed out that 'in conformity with the episcopal structure of the Church, the Bishops, as successors of the Apostles, are charged with primary responsibility for carrying out in the particular Churches' the service of charity; at the same time, however, I noted that 'the Code of Canon Law, in the canons on the ministry of the Bishop, does not expressly mention charity as a specific sector of episcopal activity'. Although 'the Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops explored more specifically the duty of charity as a responsibility incumbent upon the whole Church and upon each Bishop in his Diocese', there was still a need to fill the aforementioned lacuna and to give adequate expression in canonical legislation to both the essential nature of the service of charity in the Church and its constitutive relationship with the episcopal ministry, while outlining the legal aspects of this ecclesial service, especially when carried out in an organised way and with the explicit support of the Bishops.

"In view of this, with the present Motu Proprio I intend to provide an organic legislative framework for the better overall ordering of the various organized ecclesial forms of the service of charity, which are closely related to the diaconal nature of the Church and the episcopal ministry.

"It is important, however, to keep in mind that 'practical activity will always be insufficient, unless it visibly expresses a love for man, a love nourished by an encounter with Christ'. In carrying out their charitable activity, therefore, the various Catholic organisations should not limit themselves merely to collecting and distributing funds, but should show special concern for individuals in need and exercise a valuable educational function within the Christian community, helping people to appreciate the importance of sharing, respect and love in the spirit of the Gospel of Christ. The Church's charitable activity at all levels must avoid the risk of becoming just another form of organised social assistance.

"The organised charitable initiatives promoted by the faithful in various places differ widely one from the other, and call for appropriate management. In a particular way, the work of Caritas has expanded at the parish, diocesan, national and international levels. Caritas is an institution promoted by the ecclesiastical Hierarchy which has rightly earned the esteem and trust of the faithful and of many other people around the world for its generous and consistent witness of faith and its concrete ability to respond to the needs of the poor. In addition to this broad initiative, officially supported by the Church's authority, many other initiatives have arisen in different places from the free enterprise of the faithful, who themselves wish to help in various ways to offer a concrete witness of charity towards those in need. While differing in their origin and juridical status, both are expressions of sensitivity and a desire to respond to the same pressing need.

"The Church as an institution is not extraneous to those organised initiatives which represent a free expression of the concern of the baptised for individuals and peoples in need. The Church's Pastors should always welcome these initiatives as a sign of the sharing of all the faithful in the mission of the Church; they should respect the specific characteristics and administrative autonomy which these initiatives enjoy, in accordance with their nature, as a manifestation of the freedom of the baptised.

"Alongside these, the Church's authority has, on its own initiative, promoted specific agencies which provide institutionally for allocating donations made by the faithful, following suitable legal and administrative methods which allow for a more effective response to concrete needs.

"Nevertheless, to the extent that such activities are promoted by the Hierarchy itself, or are explicitly supported by the authority of the Church's Pastors, there is a need to ensure that they are managed in conformity with the demands of the Church’s teaching and the intentions of the faithful, and that they likewise respect the legitimate norms laid down by civil authorities. In view of these requirements, it became necessary to establish in the Church’s law certain essential norms inspired by the general criteria of canonical discipline, which would make explicit in this sector of activity the legal responsibilities assumed by the various subjects involved, specifying in particular the position of authority and coordination belonging to the diocesan Bishop. At the same time, the norms in question need to be broad enough to embrace the significant diversity of the institutions of Catholic inspiration which are engaged as such in this sector, whether those originating from the Hierarchy or those born of the direct initiative of the faithful, received and encouraged by the local Pastors. While it was necessary to lay down norms in this regard, there was also a need to consider the requirements of justice and the responsibility of Bishops before the faithful, with respect for the legitimate autonomy of each institution.

Dispositive Part

"Consequently, upon the proposal of the Cardinal President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, and after consultation with the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, I establish and decree the following:

"Art. 1. - § 1. The faithful have the right to join in associations and to establish agencies to carry out specific charitable services, especially on behalf of the poor and suffering. To the extent that these are linked to the charitable service of the Church's Pastors and/or intend to use for this purpose contributions made by the faithful, they must submit their own Statutes for the approval of the competent ecclesiastical authority and comply with the following norms.

§ 2. Similarly, it is also the right of the faithful to establish foundations to fund concrete charitable initiatives, in accordance with the norms of canons 1303 of the Code of Canon Law (CIC) and 1047 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (CCEO). If foundations of this type correspond to the characteristics set forth in § 1, they will also observe, congrua congruis referendo, the provisions of the present law.

§ 3. In addition to observing the canonical legislation, the collective charitable initiatives to which this Motu Proprio refers are required to follow Catholic principles in their activity and they may not accept commitments which could in any way affect the observance of those principles.

§ 4. Agencies and foundations for charitable purposes promoted by Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life are required to comply with these norms, and they must follow the prescriptions of canons 312 § 2 CIC and 575 § 2 CCEO.

"Art. 2. - § 1. The Statutes of each charitable agency referred to in the preceding article must also contain, in addition to its institutional offices and structures of governance in accordance with canon 95 § 1 CIC, the guiding principles and objectives of the initiative, the management of funds, the profile of its workers, as well as the reports and information which must be presented to the competent ecclesiastical authority.

§ 2. A charitable agency may use the name 'Catholic' only with the written consent of the competent authority, as laid down by canon 300 CIC.

§ 3. Agencies promoted by the faithful for charitable purposes can have an Ecclesiastical Assistant appointed in accordance with the Statutes, according to the norm of canons 324 § 2 and 317 CIC.

§ 4. At the same time, the ecclesiastical authority must bear in mind its duty to regulate the exercise of the rights of the faithful in accordance with canons 223 § 2 CIC and 26 § 3 CCEO, and thus to avoid the proliferation of charitable initiatives to the detriment of their activity and effectiveness with regard to their stated goals.

"Art. 3. - § 1. With regard to the preceding articles, it is understood that the competent authority at the respective levels is that indicated by canons 312 CIC and 575 CCEO.

§ 2. For agencies not approved at the national level, even though they operate in different Dioceses, the competent authority is understood to be the diocesan Bishop of the place where the agency has its principal office. In any event, the agency has the duty to inform the Bishops of other Dioceses where it operates and to respect the guidelines for the activities of the various charitable agencies present in those Dioceses.

"Art. 4. § 1. The diocesan Bishop exercises his proper pastoral solicitude for the service of charity in the particular Church entrusted to him as its Pastor, guide and the one primarily responsible for that service.

§ 2. The diocesan Bishop encourages and supports the initiatives and works of service to neighbour in his particular Church, and encourages in the faithful the spirit of practical charity as an expression of the Christian life and sharing in the mission of the Church, as indicated in canons 215 and 222 CIC and 25 and 18 CCEO.

§ 3. It is the responsibility of the diocesan Bishop to ensure that in the activities and management of these agencies the norms of the Church's universal and particular law are respected, as well as the intentions of the faithful who made donations or bequests for these specific purposes.

"Art. 5. - The diocesan Bishop is to ensure that the Church enjoys the right to carry out charitable activities, and he is to take care that the faithful and the institutions under his supervision comply with the legitimate civil legislation in this area.

"Art. 6. – It is the responsibility of the diocesan Bishop, as indicated by canons 394 § 1 CIC and 203 § 1 CCEO, to coordinate within his territory the different works of charitable service, both those promoted by the Hierarchy itself and those arising from initiatives of the faithful, without prejudice to their proper autonomy in accordance with their respective Statutes. In particular, he is to take care that their activities keep alive the spirit of the Gospel.

"Art. 7. - § 1. The agencies referred to in Article 1 § 1 are required to select their personnel from among persons who share, or at least respect, the Catholic identity of these works.

§ 2. To ensure an evangelical witness in the service of charity, the diocesan Bishop is to take care that those who work in the Church's charitable apostolate, along with due professional competence, give an example of Christian life and witness to a formation of heart which testifies to a faith working through charity. To this end, he is also to provide for their theological and pastoral formation, through specific curricula agreed upon by the officers of various agencies and through suitable aids to the spiritual life.

"Art. 8. – Wherever necessary, due to the number and variety of initiatives, the diocesan Bishop is to establish in the Church entrusted to his care an Office to direct and coordinate the service of charity in his name.

"Art. 9. - § 1. The Bishop is to encourage in every parish of his territory the creation of a local Caritas service or a similar body, which will also promote in the whole community educational activities aimed at fostering a spirit of sharing and authentic charity. When appropriate, this service is to be established jointly by various parishes in the same territory.

§ 2. It is the responsibility of the Bishop and the respective parish priest to ensure that together with Caritas, other charitable initiatives can coexist and develop within the parish under the general coordination of the parish priest, taking into account, however, the prescriptions of Article 2 § 4 above.

§ 3. It is the duty of the diocesan Bishop and the respective parish priests to see that in this area the faithful are not led into error or misunderstanding; hence they are to prevent publicity being given through parish or diocesan structures to initiatives which, while presenting themselves as charitable, propose choices or methods at odds with the Church's teaching.

"Art. 10. - § 1. It is the responsibility of the Bishop to supervise the ecclesiastical goods of the charitable agencies subject to his authority.

§ 2. It is the duty of the diocesan Bishop to ensure that the proceeds of collections made in accordance with canons 1265 and 1266 CIC and canons 1014 and 1015 CCEO are used for their stated purposes.

§ 3. In particular, the diocesan Bishop is to ensure that charitable agencies dependent upon him do not receive financial support from groups or institutions that pursue ends contrary to Church's teaching. Similarly, lest scandal be given to the faithful, the diocesan Bishop is to ensure that these charitable agencies do not accept contributions for initiatives whose ends, or the means used to pursue them, are not in conformity with the Church's teaching.

§ 4. In a particular way, the Bishop is to see that the management of initiatives dependent on him offers a testimony of Christian simplicity of life. To this end, he will ensure that salaries and operational expenses, while respecting the demands of justice and a necessary level of professionalism, are in due proportion to analogous expenses of his diocesan Curia.

§ 5. To permit the ecclesiastical authority mentioned in Article 3 § 1 to exercise its duty of supervision, the agencies mentioned in Article 1 § 1, are required to submit to the competent Ordinary an annual financial report in a way which he himself will indicate.

"Art. 11. – The diocesan Bishop is obliged, if necessary, to make known to the faithful the fact that the activity of a particular charitable agency is no longer being carried out in conformity with the Church’s teaching, and then to prohibit that agency from using the name 'Catholic' and to take the necessary measures should personal responsibilities emerge.

"Art. 12. - § 1. The diocesan Bishop is to encourage the national and international activity of the charitable agencies under his care, especially cooperation with poorer ecclesiastical circumscriptions by analogy with the prescriptions of canons 1274 § 3 CIC and 1021 § 3 CCEO.

§ 2. Pastoral concern for charitable works, depending on circumstances of time and place, can be carried out jointly by various neighbouring Bishops with regard to a number of Churches, in accordance with the norm of law. When such joint activity is international in character, the competent Dicastery of the Holy See is to be consulted in advance. For charitable initiatives on the national level, it is fitting that the Bishop consult the respective office of the Bishops’ Conference.

"Art. 13. – The local ecclesiastical authority retains the full right to give permission for initiatives undertaken by Catholic agencies in areas of his jurisdiction, with due respect for canonical norms and the specific identity of the individual agencies. It is also the duty of the Bishop to ensure that the activities carried out in his Diocese are conducted in conformity with ecclesiastical discipline, either prohibiting them or adopting any measures needed in cases where that discipline is not respected.

"Art. 14. – Where appropriate, the Bishop is to promote charitable initiatives in cooperation with other Churches or Ecclesial Communities, respecting the proper identity of each.

"Art. 15. - § 1. The Pontifical Council Cor Unum has the task of promoting the application of this legislation and ensuring that it is applied at all levels, without prejudice to the competence of the Pontifical Council for the Laity with regard to associations of the faithful as provided for in Article 133 of the Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus, the competence of the Secretariat of State’s Section for Relations with States, and the general competences of other Dicasteries and Institutes of the Roman Curia. In particular, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum is to take care that the charitable service of Catholic institutions at the international level is always to be carried out in communion with the various local Churches.

§ 2. The Pontifical Council Cor Unum is also competent for the canonical establishment of charitable agencies at the international level; it thus takes on the responsibilities of discipline and promotion entailed by law.

"I order that everything I have laid down in this Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio be fully observed, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, even if worthy of particular mention, and I decree that it be promulgated by publication in the daily newspaper L’Osservatore Romano and enter into force on 10 December 2012".


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Atheists find offendant to beat Jesus in court | Times 247


The following excerpts are from WashingtonTimes.com:
  • A lawsuit seeking the removal of a Jesus statue near a Montana ski resort will go on after a national group of atheists and agnostics produced a local member who says he is offended by the religious symbol whenever he swooshes down the slopes.

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Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty - Ken Blackwell - [page]

The following excerpts are from the article "Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty" by Ken Blackwell at Townhall.com:
  • There’s an old story from the Jewish shetls of Eastern Europe. There was a singing contest among the animals. The Nightingale loses, despite her lovely singing voice. Looking down on the jury, she sees the grunting wild pigs. She weeps, not because she lost, she says. “But see who my judges are!”
  • America must feel like the Nightingale whenever she has to go before a UN panel.
  • I had the honor of serving our country as U.S. Ambassador to the UN’s Human Rights Commission. In those days, the UN body had such worthy respecters of human rights as Algeria, Libya, Syria, Vietnam, and Sudan. Today, the UN Human Rights panel now contains such paragons as China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
  • See who our judges are. Today, the U.S. Senate is being asked to ratify the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It’s another of those sound-good UN efforts that fall apart under examination.
  • The Heritage Foundation has warned against this document, which will seriously compromise American sovereignty. Heritage experts refer to it as another UN power grab. They’re right.
  • Just consider how well the UN is doing with its acknowledged responsibilities. 
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Opinion: Stop Blaming the Conservatives


So, the election is well past over. Mitt Romney lost. Barack Obama won a second term much to the chagrin of many.

Most conservatives...the real ones at least...were not surprised. I had many people get angry with me back in the spring, because I said the only difference between Mitt Romney and John McCain, was that Romney had more money, a better wardrobe, and better hair. One lady got extremely upset with me when I said that Mitt Romney looked more like one of the male models for the box front of a mens hair coloring product than a presidential candidate.

Some people have no sense of humor.

I had people who were even more incensed when I said on Facebook back last April or May, that Mitt Romney could not beat Obama. A few I am sure, unfriended me because of that observation.

When I made my post supporting Rick Santorum for the Republican nomination back on January 31, of this year, one of the things that I said was this:

I have watched as the mainstream media has worked overtime in trying to tell us who the best nominee would be, when we all know where their loyalties apparently lie. They hope to convince the people that they know better than the people who the people's best choice would be.

Yes, the mainstream media kept proclaiming Romney the “nominee” in essence if not in fact at the time. One would have thought then, that if people who watched the 2008 race had remotely been paying attention at all, they would have recalled that this same mainstream media was building up John McCain as the nominee. And guess what? Both men the mainstream media hyped as the nominee, lost.

Here's a clue for you. If the mainstream media is continuously pointing someone out as the frontrunner...as the heir apparent... it is because they are hoping that there are still enough people out there who will buy it, and because there are some people...many people I believe... who want to have voted for the “perceived winner”, and then they will vote for the guy who is actually the worst candidate available.

The worst part of this is, that the GOP bought it themselves. Again. Hook, line, and sinker. Especially sinker.

Then they had Karl Rove, Ann Coulter and others going on every news show, every radio talk show they could get on, leading the cheers for Romney. Newt Gingrich was not liked they said....Rick Santorum was too far right on social issues they said...Herman Cain was inexperienced in public office they said...Michelle Bachmann was too extreme they said...and on and on and on.

The GOP now wants to point fingers at the conservative base...the natural marriage people....the pro-life people....the pro-Constitution people...the conservatives who make up the heart of the GOP and blame us for Romney losing. They said we stayed at home....that we voted third party...we didn't support Romney enough. They are ready to throw us under the bus...and then back the bus up, and run over us again.

We have John McCain going on television, and saying if we have pro-life views, it is OK to have them, but we should keep “quiet” about it. Mr. McCain should be the one keeping quiet as he has already shown he doesn't know how to win a presidential race, and shouldn't be telling us to “keep quiet”.

Yes Mr. McCain, the economy is important...but so are the social issues and they need to be expressed and not ignored like Mr. Romney chose to ignore them.

The GOP needs to learn something that is apparent to everyone outside of the “inside” political circles. The mainstream media does not like Republicans. They never have in my lifetime and they never will. So stop getting excited if they are lauding your “moderate candidate”. No moderate candidate can or will win the presidency. That's why they are lauding them. Until the election starts that is, and then they will turn on you.

And if you want the GOP to remain a viable, electable party, stop blaming the Tea Party...stop blaming the pro-lifers....stop blaming the social and fiscal conservatives because we are the GOP. If you keep giving us McCain's and Romney's for candidates...and keep giving us the blame for your major screw-ups, there won't be a GOP.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

‘There is a Civil War brewing in the GOP’ over abortion: Pro-life leader | LifeSiteNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeSiteNews.com:
  • If the Republican Party closes itself to passing pro-life legislation, it will signal the end of the GOP and the formation of a new, pro-life third party, a leader in one of the fastest growing pro-life ministries has warned. 
  • “There is a Civil War brewing in the GOP, and it’s not pretty,” said Jennifer Mason, communications director of Personhood USA. 
  • Over the weekend, 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain said pro-life conservatives should state their position on abortion, then “leave the issue alone.” Elected officials, he indicated, should enact no new legislation to protect the unborn.
  • He and a host of GOP consultants have suggested the party downplay or abandon social issues in light of the 2012 electoral loss. 
  • Mason said his comments “made me wonder: instead of dropping the abortion issue, why not drop John McCain?”
  • “If McCain and his ilk are successful, we are looking at a major defection to a third party, and the ultimate death of the Republican Party,” she added.
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Rick Santorum: Tell Senate to Oppose Pro-Abortion CRPD Treaty | LifeNews.com


The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum is urging pro-life advocates to contact the Senate to urge opposition to the CRPD treaty that pro-life groups say comes with concerns about abortion promotion.
  • “Yesterday, Karen and I — along with our daughter Bella — joined with U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association for a news conference calling on the Senate to NOT bring up this flawed treaty,” Santorum said. “And just like that, Senator Harry Reid announced that he will bring this treaty up for a vote this week.”
  • Santorum says his major concern is his ability as a parent of a special needs child to determine the type and quality of care.
  • “CRPD, if ratified, threatens U.S. sovereignty and parental rights, and would effectively put the U.S. under international law when it comes to parenting special needs children. One provision in the treaty would give the government, acting under U.N. instructions, the ability to determine for all children with disabilities what is best for them,” Santorum explained. “I don’t know about you, but I believe that in America, that is the parents’ job, certainly not the government’s.”
  • “Furthermore, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities does nothing to improve the rights of the disabled in this country. Our country already meets or exceeds the U.N. standards, and contrary to reports, passage of this treaty will do NOTHING to give disabled Americans or any disabled person traveling in a foreign country greater protections or rights,” Santorum complained. “What this treaty does do is make American laws subservient to the United Nations.  It is flawed, it is wrong and we should not see this in the United States of America.”
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Rick Santorum: Tell Senate to Oppose Pro-Abortion CRPD Treaty | LifeNews.com

Nigeria: 11 dead in bomb attack on church : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Nigeria: 11 dead in bomb attack on church : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Unrest prompts Egyptian Christian leaders to postpone strategy meeting : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A meeting between the new Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and the leaders of Egypt’s Catholic communities has been postponed because of tensions in the country.
  • With Egypt in turmoil after President Mohamed Morsi claimed sweeping new powers, Christian leaders agreed that it would be prudent to reschedule their proposed meeting until December 11, hoping that calm can be restored. 
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Unrest prompts Egyptian Christian leaders to postpone strategy meeting : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Times surprised by Cardinal Dolan's support for beatification of Dorothy Day : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Times surprised by Cardinal Dolan's support for beatification of Dorothy Day : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jeb Bush Supporters: He's Considering 2016 Presidential Bid | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com ( let me add here...please...not another Bush...please):
  • New reports today indicates supporters of pro-life former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush say he is reportedly considering a run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
  • Following a second term for pro-abortion President Barack Obama, both political parties will have open nominations for their nominee. More than a dozen potential GOP contenders have been named in the weeks following Mitt Romney’s loss to Obama in this November’s presidential race, including the brother of the pro-life former President George W. Bush.
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Pro-Life Group: New Flu Vaccine Flucelvax Not Abortion-Based | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • A pro-life group that monitors vaccinations that are sometimes based on cells taken from babies who are victimized by abortions says the new flu vaccine Flucelvax is moral and pro-life advocates can use it.
  • Children of God for Life announced this week that Flucelvax produced by Novartis uses a morally produced mammal-based cell line rather than chick embryo. The group informed LifeNews the proprietary cell line called MDCK (Madin Darby Canine Kidney) has been used for decades in vaccine production and offers a moral alternative to aborted fetal cell line flu vaccines that are currently under development by competing manufacturers.
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Assisted Suicide Not Legal in Montana Despite Media's Claims | LifeNews.com

Assisted Suicide Not Legal in Montana Despite Media's Claims | LifeNews.com

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Abortions Fall 5 Percent Nationwide, Biggest Drop in 10 Years | LifeNews.com

Abortions Fall 5 Percent Nationwide, Biggest Drop in 10 Years | LifeNews.com

Adult Stem Cell Research Pioneers Deserve More Attention | LifeNews.com

Adult Stem Cell Research Pioneers Deserve More Attention | LifeNews.com

Bid to approve woman bishops fails in Church of England synod : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A proposal to ordain women as bishops for the Church of England fell just short of approval in a surprise vote on November 20.
  • The proposal won the required two-thirds approval from the synod’s house of bishops and the house of clergy, but was four votes short of the required margin in the house of laity.
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Bid to approve woman bishops fails in Church of England synod : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Atmosphere of fear among Zimbabwe’s Catholics : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • An anonymous report from the Church in Zimbabwe highlights the pervasive despair and fear among the nation’s impoverished populace. The nation has been ruled by Robert Mugabe since 1980.
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Atmosphere of fear among Zimbabwe’s Catholics : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Monday, November 19, 2012

The erosion of ethics in organ transplantation: what’s a Catholic to do? | LifeSiteNews.com

The erosion of ethics in organ transplantation: what’s a Catholic to do? | LifeSiteNews.com

Abortion is Sexism at Its Worst, Does Nothing for Women | LifeNews.com

Abortion is Sexism at Its Worst, Does Nothing for Women | LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Takes Credit for Re-Electing Obama | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com My comments are italicized:
  • Planned Parenthood has taken credit for pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s re-election by openly admitting that their political action committee’s plan relied on partisan scare-tactics.
  • The abortion conglomerate has been a long-time favorite of Barack Obama, and they were more than willing to spend whatever they had to make sure that their best supporter re-won the presidency – to the tune of $15 million.
Is this why they need all the states funding they can get? To elect pro-death candidates?

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Planned Parenthood Takes Credit for Re-Electing Obama | LifeNews.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Judge Rules Against Forcing Mentally Disabled Woman's Abortion | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Nevada District Court Judge Egan Walker has agreed that a pregnant 32-year-old mentally disabled woman will not be forced to have an abortion against her will.
  • Judge Walker has taken the potential abortion off the table and will hold a medical evidentiary hearing with experts to determine the best way to safely help the woman carry her pregnancy to term and have the baby. Nothing has been decided at this point about contraception for the woman, long-term.
  • The decision will become official later this afternoon or tomorrow morning when Judge Walker officially hands down the ruling.
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Judge Rules Against Forcing Mentally Disabled Woman's Abortion | LifeNews.com

Weigel: Church should consider ‘withdrawing from civil marriage business’ : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Discussing “the crisis of a second Obama administration,” George Weigel names three threats to the Church in the United States: the HHS mandate, the “gay insurgency,” and
  • the re-election of a vice president of the United States who has declared “transgender discrimination” to be “the civil rights issue of our time;” who has openly celebrated the abortion license; who has grossly misrepresented the Church’s teaching on the life issues; and who is, in myriad ways, an ecclesial embarrassment. So are Catholic members of the House and Senate who not only vote against truths known by moral reason, but then have the gall to justify their irresponsibility by a faux commitment to “pluralism” or, worse, by recourse to what they are pleased to call “social justice Catholicism.”
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Weigel: Church should consider ‘withdrawing from civil marriage business’ : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Syrian priest reports 'brutality without precedent' : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The civil war in Syria has created “an apocalyptic situation” for the country’s people, a Catholic priest in Aleppo says.
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Syrian priest reports 'brutality without precedent' : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Cardinal Dolan: no capitulation on HHS mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan has reiterated that the Catholic Church will not consent to the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Obama administration.
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Cardinal Dolan: no capitulation on HHS mandate : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

‘Open and cordial’ discussion between bishops, LCWR leadership : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Three bishops held an “open and cordial discussion” with leaders of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious about the doctrinal assessment of the organization by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to a joint statement released by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and the organization’s president.
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‘Open and cordial’ discussion between bishops, LCWR leadership : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Papal envoy sees Syrian refugees near despair, but some hope for peace talks : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was sent to Lebanon as the Pope’s representative, has told Vatican Radio that many thousands of Syrian refugees are in dire need of basic material necessities: food, clothing, shelter, and medicine.
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Papal envoy sees Syrian refugees near despair, but some hope for peace talks : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Friday, November 9, 2012

Czech parliament approves return of confiscated Church properties : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Czech parliament has approved the return of Church properties confiscated during the Communist era. The property, valued at $7 billion, will be returned over the next three decades and includes 6% of the nation’s fields and forests.
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US prelate laments rocket attacks on Israel, security wall that harms Christian families : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Lamenting recent actions by both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the chairman of the US bishops' justice-and-peace committee called for strong US leadership in forging peace in the region.
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US prelate laments rocket attacks on Israel, security wall that harms Christian families : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Vatican welcomes naming of new Archbishop of Canterbury : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Vatican has welcomed the nomination of Anglican Bishop Justin Welby of Durham as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, wished Bishop Welby “the blessing of God for his person and for his challenge.” 
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Vatican welcomes naming of new Archbishop of Canterbury : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Failure to Support Imperfect Pro-Life Candidates Hurts the Cause | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Logic dictates that anyone who believes that life should be defended from the moment of conception would not only jump at the opportunity to promote the value of that life, but would be willing to do whatever it took to defeat the single most pro-abortion president ever elected, and help maintain a pro-life majority in the House of Representatives.
  • This was the assumption I was working under as I began making phone calls during the planning stages of several pro-life get-out-the-vote efforts in Florida.  I believed then, as I do now that the greatest threat to the sanctity of life was the re-election of Barack Obama.  What pro-lifer could disagree?
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Failure to Support Imperfect Pro-Life Candidates Hurts the Cause | LifeNews.com

Lebanese scholar: Mideast Christians’ fears are not ‘hallucinatory’ : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Habib Malik, a professor at the Lebanese American University, told Vatican Radio that the “real fears” of Middle East Christians following the Arab Spring “are not hallucinatory or born of a fertile imagination.”
  • Malik, who said that the Vatican has a “deep understanding of the delicate situation of the Middle Eastern Christians,” is the son of Charles Malik (1906-87), an Eastern Orthodox Christian who helped draft the UN Declaration on Human Rights.
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Lebanese scholar: Mideast Christians’ fears are not ‘hallucinatory’ : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Cardinal Sarah, in Lebanon, begins mission to help Syrian refugees : News Headlines - Catholic Culture


The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Cardinal Robert Sarah, arriving in Lebanon as a special papal envoy to coordinate aid to the victims of Syria’s civil war, has begun that mission by meeting with Lebanon’s political and religious leaders.

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Cardinal Sarah, in Lebanon, begins mission to help Syrian refugees : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Obama won Catholic vote, regular churchgoers chose Romney : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • President Barack Obama won a slim majority of votes from self-identified Catholics, according to exit polls conduct by CNN.
  • The polls shows that 50% of voters who identified themselves as Catholics voted for Obama, and 48% for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The CNN poll did not distinguish between active and lapsed Catholics.
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Obama won Catholic vote, regular churchgoers chose Romney : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

POPE BENEDICT XVI MAKES FRESH APPEAL FOR PEACE IN SYRIA



Vatican City, 7 November 2012 (VIS) - At the end of his general audience, the Pope launched the following appeal for peace in Syria.

"I continue to follow with great concern the tragic situation of violent conflict in Syria, where the fighting has not ceased and each day the toll of victims rises, accompanied by the untold suffering of many civilians, especially those who have been forced to abandon their homes.

"As a sign of my own solidarity and that of the whole Church for the Syrian people, as well as our spiritual closeness to the Christian communities in that country, I had hoped to send a Delegation of Synod Fathers to Damascus.

"Unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances and developments, it was not possible to carry out this initiative as planned, and so I have decided to entrust a special mission to Cardinal Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'.

"From today until 10 November, he will be in Lebanon, where he will meet the pastors and faithful of the Churches present in Syria. He will visit a number of refugees from that country and will chair a meeting of Catholic charitable agencies to coordinate efforts, as the Holy See has urgently requested, to provide assistance to the Syrian people, within and outside the country.

"As I make my prayer to God, I renew my invitation to the parties in conflict, and to all those who have the good of Syria at heart, to spare no effort in the search for peace and to pursue through dialogue the path to a just coexistence, in view of a suitable political solution of the conflict.

"We must do everything that is possible, because one day it may be too late!"

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Court Will Hear Emergency Appeal to Stop Potential Forced Abortion | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • The Nevada Supreme Court has been asked by an attorney for the guardians of a pregnant mentally disabled woman not to force her to have an abortion.
  • The attorney and local pro-life advocates are concerned a Washoe County District Judge may rule that the woman in question must have an abortion. Because of that, attorney Jason Guinasso filed an emergency request with the state’s highest court to end the legal proceedings and allow the woman to carry the pregnancy to term.
  • Guinasso says Judge Egan Walker does not have the legal authority to force the woman to have the abortion or hold legal hearings on the matter. He is representing the adoptive parents of the 32-year-old woman. He says if the guardians, who want her to have the baby, are overruled in court, that Washoe County Social Services should have filed paperwork with the court as to why it was forcing the woman to have the abortion. Local officials have not done that.
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Just 45 People Show Up to "Catholics for Obama" Event | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • Only 45 people bothered to show up at a campaign event rally the official Obama campaign apparatus “Catholics for Obama” threw in Denver, Colorado recently.
  • News of the event came to light yesterday as a Catholic news outlet indicated the Obama camp unsuccessfully tried to get a local Catholic university to host it. From the Catholic News Agency:
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Just 45 People Show Up to "Catholics for Obama" Event | LifeNews.com

Monday, October 29, 2012

In a time of trouble, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox choose a new pope : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church cast ballots on October 29 to choose a new leader, replacing Pope Shenouda III, who died in March after leading the Egyptian church for nearly 40 years.
  • Over 1,000 electors participated in the day’s voting, which was held in the cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo. The election had been twice re-scheduled because of unrest in Egypt.
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In a time of trouble, Egypt's Coptic Orthodox choose a new pope : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

San Antonio archbishop proposes consecration of the world to the Holy Spirit : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Speaking briefly at the Synod of Bishops, the archbishop of San Antonio has proposed the consecration of the world to the Holy Spirit.
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"Catholics United" Attacks the Church on the HHS Mandate | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
(It should be noted that catholics united is a CINO orgnaization. That is, Catholic In Name Only.)
  • When the Catholic Bishops called for a nationwide protest against the HHS mandate they fundamentally changed the topography of Catholic outreach in 2012. The battle over the Catholic vote was moved closer to the parish, not just its parking lots, but the pulpit itself.
  • In the last three presidential elections, bishops, priests and deacons were accused of partisanship when they spoke on opposition to abortion or the defense of true marriage anmd opposition to the counterfeit notion of “same-sex marriage”. Archbishop Chaput, for example, while in Denver had to pay $45,000 to defend himself against an accusation made to the IRS by a ‘Catholic’ group supporting abortion.
  • With their highly visible stand for religious liberty, against the HHS mandate, the US Catholic Bishops made it much easier for clergy and concerned lay Catholics to state their opposition. For the Catholics supporting Obama, such speech is just another example of what they call partisanship. When a Catholic priest or deacon preaches on religious liberty, “it is code for ‘Vote Republican,’” claims Chris Pumpelly, communications director for Catholics United, “Everybody knows what it means.”
  • Sadly, the real “code language” comes from those partisans like Catholics United who dance the “two step” of these new censors who actually seek to silence the Church from speaking to the great moral issues of our age. The dance is very deceptive. It begins by equating all moral issues with “political” issues. Then, it promotes a misguided and legally errant view of the separation of church and state which tries to lock us behind closed Church doors.
  • Now, they want to censor our clergy? This is nothing less than an attempt to stop the Church from speaking to the great moral issues of our age in the public square. That is because they do not agree with what we have to say. In truth, they now want to censor our clergy even in their our own pulpits. Perhaps the saddest aspect of all of this dance of deception is that some of the very people dancing bear the name “catholic” in their group affiliation.
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Reggie Kennedy Tells Anna Maria U: “Democratic Politics and Religion Were Intertwined.” « Campus Notes

The following excerpts are from The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) Blog:
  • Anna Maria College, a Catholic college in Massachusetts, finally heard pro-abortion rights Victoria Reggie Kennedy speak, according to news reports.
  • As reported by The Cardinal Newman Society in March, Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass., honored the wishes of Worcester Bishop Robert McManus and disinvited the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy as commencement speaker because of concerns about conflicts with Catholic moral teaching. Then the College asked Bishop McManus not to attend the commencement ceremony, claiming he would be a “distraction.”
  • And now the College re-invited Kennedy to speak on campus, this time as part of its fall symposium on “Faith and the Public Square: Balancing Religious Beliefs with the Common Good.”
  • Kennedy reportedly received a standing ovation from the crowd when she stood to speak.
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Reggie Kennedy Tells Anna Maria U: “Democratic Politics and Religion Were Intertwined.” « Campus Notes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Will October Surprise Show Romney Talking Woman Out of Abortion? | LifeNews.com

Will October Surprise Show Romney Talking Woman Out of Abortion? | LifeNews.com

Liberals Plan Anti-Mormon Lit Drops at Evangelical Churches | LifeNews.com

Liberals Plan Anti-Mormon Lit Drops at Evangelical Churches | LifeNews.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails | Reuters

The following excerpts are from Reuters:
  • (Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
  • The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
  • The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
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White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails | Reuters

Monday, October 22, 2012

Video: Vote Against Assisted Suicide Question 2 in Massachusetts | LifeNews.com

Video: Vote Against Assisted Suicide Question 2 in Massachusetts | LifeNews.com

Just 10 People Turn Out for Sandra Fluke Rally in Nevada | LifeNews.com

Just 10 People Turn Out for Sandra Fluke Rally in Nevada | LifeNews.com

Syrian bishop: ‘all the churches desecrated’ in Homs : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • The Chaldean Catholic bishop of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, told an audience at Parliament in London that the city is in “chaos.”
  • Christians “have fled their homes because of the threat of bombs, they have lost their livelihoods; schools, hospitals and other public services do not function,” said Bishop Antoine Audo, a Jesuit who has led his eparchy (Eastern-rite diocese) of 35,000 Chaldean Catholics since 1992.
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Syrian bishop: ‘all the churches desecrated’ in Homs : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

UK Doctors Told to Make "Death List" of Patients to Ration Care | LifeNews.com

UK Doctors Told to Make "Death List" of Patients to Ration Care | LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Prez Defends $400K Salary, Taxpayer Funding | LifeNews.com

The following excerpts are from LifeNews.com:
  • A conservative reporter caught up with Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood, and asked her about her $400,000 annual salary and the federal funding the nation’s biggest abortion business receives from the federal government.
  • The Daily Caller asked Richards to respond to those who say it’s not fair that Richards gets such a big salary while her non-profit group accepts more than $360 million annually in federal taxpayer funds.
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Planned Parenthood Prez Defends $400K Salary, Taxpayer Funding | LifeNews.com

Pakistani court again delays ruling on girl's blasphemy charge : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A Pakistani court has postponed a ruling on the blasphemy charges against Rimsha Masih, the young girl who was accused of blasphemy.
  • The High Court in Islamabad announced that it would rule November 14 on a motion to dismiss the charges against the accused girl. 
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Pakistani court again delays ruling on girl's blasphemy charge : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Cardinal Turkson apologizes for video, denies anti-Islam bias : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • Cardinal Peter Turkson has apologized for screening a video about the growth of Islam in Europe for participants at the Synod of Bishops.
  • The YouTube video, “Muslim Demographics,” which called attention to the rise in Europe’s Muslim population, was criticized by some Synod fathers as an attack on Islam. 
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Cardinal Turkson apologizes for video, denies anti-Islam bias : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jewish man recalls how Roman nuns hid him during World War II : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News :
  • In an article that appeared in L’Osservatore Romano on the anniversary of the Nazis’ 1943 deportation of the Jews of Rome, Roberto Piperno recalls taking refuge as a five-year-old boy at the monastery of the Bethlehem Sisters.
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Jewish man recalls how Roman nuns hid him during World War II : News Headlines - Catholic Culture


Monday, October 15, 2012

"Catholics for Obama" Group Claims Obama Pro-Life on Abortion | LifeNews.com

"Catholics for Obama" Group Claims Obama Pro-Life on Abortion | LifeNews.com

Accounting for the bishops who resign under pressure : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • L’Espresso surveys the growing list of bishops who have been removed from office, sometimes against their will, under #401-2 of the Code of Canon Law.
  • The Vatican has shown an increasing willingness to remove bishops who are found guilty of immoral behavior or severe mismanagement of their dioceses. ”
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Accounting for the bishops who resign under pressure : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Facing prosecution, Colombian bishop steps down : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A Colombian bishop who was sued for slander by one of his own priests and now faces possible prosecutor by civil authorities has submitted his resignation.
  • Bishop Carlos Prada Sanmiguel of Duitama-Sogamoso, Colombia, stepped down at the age of 72—more than 2 years short of the usual retirement age. A terse Vatican announcement said that Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the bishop’s resignation in accordance with #401-2 of the Code of Canon Law. That canon stipulates that the Pope may accept the resignation of a bishop who becomes unfit for office because of illness “or other grave reason.”
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Facing prosecution, Colombian bishop steps down : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

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