It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. -- Thomas Jefferson

Monday, February 27, 2012

Despite Attacks, Conservative Support For Santorum Will Grow - Star Parker - Townhall Conservative Columnists



The following excerpt is from an article by TownHall.com columnist Star Parker, entitled "Despite Attacks, Conservative Support For Santorum Will Grow":


  • The way to stop runaway government today is to understand that it reflects the collapse of the core values which define personal responsibility and form the glue that keeps American families intact.
  • There is no candidate today clearer on this than Santorum. It’s why I think, despite the expected onslaught of attacks, he will not only not lose his attractiveness among conservative voters, but the attraction will strengthen.


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Despite Attacks, Conservative Support For Santorum Will Grow - Star Parker - Townhall Conservative Columnists

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Iranian pastor's execution is imminent, sources say : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

A Protestant pastor in Iran faces imminent execution for refusing to renounce his Christian faith.

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Iranian pastor's execution is imminent, sources say : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Satanic graffiti deface Oakland church : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Satanic graffiti deface Oakland church : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Congo government brutally suppresses Catholics’ march : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo brutally suppressed a peaceful march that would have commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of Christians by soldiers.

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Congo government brutally suppresses Catholics’ march : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

New terror raids in northern Nigeria; Christians flee : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

After a new rash of bombings in northern Nigeria, and a clash between Boko Haram terrorists and government troops, Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, Nigeria, has asked for prayers for local Christians.

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New terror raids in northern Nigeria; Christians flee : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Monday, February 20, 2012

Romney's Biggest Hope To Beat Santorum--Newt Gingrich



I saw the following on the CBS News web site:
  • Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson plans to give another $10 million to the outside group backing the former Georgia lawmaker who is running behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to Adelson told CBS News.

So billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is planning to give a $10 million dollar donation to the Super PAC supporting Newt. Why? Because in the minds of many, Newt being still in the race is good for Romney, and is taking away from Santorum. Especially as "Winning our Future", the PAC that supposrts Gingrich, is the same Super PAC that flooded the air waves in South Carolina, the only state that Newt has won. 

So, although Newt has no chance to win the nomination, he will be helping Romney (in theory) by proxy, and no doubt make the Republican establishment breathe a sigh of relief. Their hope is that Newt can generate just enough enthusiasm to prevent a Rick Santorum  super surge that might just run away with big wins in the upcoming primaries and on Super Tuesday.

At least that is what I suspect the Romney campaign and the RNC (who is embarassed by conservatives and the Tea Party) are hoping for.

Don't count on it boys. The truth is, Newt's flavor of the week momentum has come and gone, and his campaign is just about ready for the defibrillator. In other words, it's just too late.

Rick Santorum has grabbed the momentum from the remaining candidates, and has also grabbed the attention of the conservative voters. So no matter how the Romney campaign... the Obama campaign... or any super PAC tries to paint him... the average conservative voter connects with Rick and his message, and they are sick and tired of the negative attack ads and media attacks being thrown at the Santorum campaign.

In essence, the attack ads will backfire, rallying the people to give Rick Santorum the additional votes and impetus he needs to successfully obtain the Republican party nomination for President of the United States.

Just sayin'.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Associated Press

Associated Press

AP Sources: Ohio AG DeWine to back Santorum

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pope Warns Against The Power Of Finance And Of The Media



Vatican City, 16 February 2012 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon the Holy Father visited the Major Seminary of Rome for the occasion of the feast of its patroness, Our Lady of Trust, which falls on Saturday. The Holy Father visited the chapel before going on to meet with auxiliary bishops of Rome, superiors of diocesan seminaries and 190 seminarians.

Following the reading of the Gospel, Benedict XVI pronounced a "lectio divina" on the passage from the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans in which the Apostle invites the faithful not to conform to this world but to transform themselves and renew their minds in order to discern the will of God, "the good and acceptable and perfect".

"We can reflect upon the Church today", he said in his off-the-cuff remarks. "There is much talk about the Church of Rome, many things are said. Let us hope that people also talk about our faith. Let us pray to God that it may be so".

The Pope then went on to refer to the force of evil which, in today's world, also emerges "in two great powers which are good and useful in themselves but easily open to abuse: the power of finance and the power of the media. Both are necessary, both are useful, but so subject to misuse that they often go against their true goals".

Today "we see how the world of finance can dominate mankind. Possession and appearance dominate and enslave the world. ... Finance is no longer a tool to promote well being and to support the life of man, but a force that oppresses him, one which almost has to be worshipped". The Pontiff called on his audience not to conform to this power. "Be non conformists. What counts is not possession but existence", he said. Christians must not bow to this power, but use it as "as a means, with the freedom of the children of God".

Turning then to consider the question of public opinion, Benedict XVI highlighted how "we have a great need of information, knowledge about the truth of the world; but there is a power of appearance which in the end counts even more than reality itself". Appearance "overlies the truth and becomes more important. Man no longer pursues the truth but wants above all to appear". Here too "there is a Christian non conformism. ... We want not appearance but truth, and this will give us true freedom".

"Christian non conformism redeems us and restores us to truth. Let us pray to the Lord that He may help us to be free in this non conformism, which is not against the world but is authentic love for the world".


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pro-Life Groups: Amendment Needed to Blunt Obama Mandate | LifeNews.com

The National Right to Life Committee has sent every member of the U.S. Senate a letter urging lawmakers to support the Blunt Amendment that would mitigate the damaging effects of the new Obama mandate. The mandate, which is expected to be revised, forces religious employers to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.

Pro-Life Groups: Amendment Needed to Blunt Obama Mandate | LifeNews.com

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The poor pay the price for Obama’s political calculation - The Washington Post

The following excerpts are from a Washington Post opinion article entitled “The poor pay the price for Obama’s politics” by Michael Gerson. The emphases are mine:

  • Take the case of one city: Philadelphia. There are about 2,000 such faith-based institutions, many of them Catholic. Replacing them would require about a quarter of a billion dollars every year. Catholic Social Services helps more than 250,000 people a year in soup kitchens, shelters and centers for the disabled. Its Community-Based Services division runs adoption and foster-care programs, staffs senior community centers and supports immigration services. The Catholic Nutritional Development Services, working in partnership with public agencies, delivers nearly 10 million meals a year — accounting for about half of all meals delivered to poor children in Philadelphia in the summer months when school is out.
  • Much of this good work — and similar work across the country — is now threatened. If federal policies make it impossible for religious nonprofits and hospitals to work in conjunction with federal, state and local agencies in providing social services, millions of poor and vulnerable Americans — Catholic and non-Catholic, religious and nonreligious — would suffer. The task of building alternatives would cost hundreds of billions of dollars — and then lack the distinctive human touch provided by religious groups.

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The poor pay the price for Obama’s political calculation - The Washington Post

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Statement by religious scholars on contraceptive coverage policy change

The following is a statement signed by more than three dozen religious scholars and leaders on the Obama administration's announcement regarding its contraceptive coverage policy.

The City Gates : Please, bishops; don't compromise! - Catholic Culture

The City Gates : Please, bishops; don't compromise! - Catholic Culture

'To Stop the Multiplication of the Unfit' - Michelle Malkin - Townhall Conservative

Please read "To Stop the Multiplication of the Unfit" by Michelle Malkin.

Some excerpts follow with my emphases added:
  • If you aren't creeped out by the No Birth Control Left Behind rhetoric of the White House and Planned Parenthood, you aren't listening closely enough. The anesthetic of progressive benevolence always dulls the senses. Wake up.
  • When a bunch of wealthy white women and elite Washington bureaucrats defend the trampling of religious liberties in the name of "increased access" to "reproductive services" for "poor" women, the ghost of Margaret Sanger is cackling.
  • Sanger also elaborated on her anti-Catholic animus, telling one of Wallace's reporters that New York Catholics had no right to protest the use of their tax dollars for birth city birth-control programs: "(I)t's not only wrong, it should be made illegal for any religious group to prohibit dissemination of birth control -- even among its own members." When Wallace pressed her ("In other words, you would like to see the government legislate religious beliefs in a certain sense?"), Sanger laughed nervously and disavowed the remarks.
  • The Obama administration is crawling with the modern-day heirs of the eugenics movement, from Planned Parenthood golden girl Kathleen Sebelius at the Department of Health and Human Services to the president's prestigious science czar John Holdren -- an outspoken proponent of forced abortions and mass sterilizations and a self-proclaimed protege of eugenics guru Harrison Brown, whom he credits with inspiring him to become a scientist.
  • Brown envisioned a government regime in which the "number of abortions and artificial inseminations permitted in a given year would be determined completely by the difference between the number of deaths and the number of births in the year previous." He urged readers to "reconcile ourselves to the fact that artificial means must be applied to limit birth rates." He likened the global population to a "pulsating mass of maggots."
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'To Stop the Multiplication of the Unfit' - Michelle Malkin - Townhall Conservative

Fox News Poll: Santorum Surges Nationally After Three-state Sweep | Fox News

From Fox News

  • "Rick Santorum has surged nationally in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination after his three-state sweep this week, while Mitt Romney has lost ground among GOP primary voters. In addition, most GOP voters say the nomination race isn’t over -- someone other than Romney could still win."


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Fox News Poll: Santorum Surges Nationally After Three-state Sweep | Fox News

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WH: Women ‘Deserve’ to Have Catholic Church Buy Them Sterilizations, Contraceptives and Abortifacients | CNSnews.com

WH: Women ‘Deserve’ to Have Catholic Church Buy Them Sterilizations, Contraceptives and Abortifacients | CNSnews.com

Archbishop to U.S. Troops: Obamacare Reg ‘Is a Blow to a Freedom...for Which You Have Seen Your Buddies Fall in Battle’ | CNSnews.com

Archbishop to U.S. Troops: Obamacare Reg ‘Is a Blow to a Freedom...for Which You Have Seen Your Buddies Fall in Battle’ | CNSnews.com

Santorum: 'Mr. President, We're Not That Stupid' | CNSnews.com

Santorum: 'Mr. President, We're Not That Stupid' | CNSnews.com

Monday, February 6, 2012

Santorum Only GOP Candidate Beating Obama, Rasmussen Daily Poll Finds | CNSnews.com


Santorum Only GOP Candidate Beating Obama, Rasmussen Daily Poll Finds | CNSnews.com

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gas prices climb 10-cents in the last week

"Statewide we're up about 10 cents in the last week. We're up about 27 cents in the last month and for the year we're paying 50 cents more a gallon than we were last year, on average," said Crosby.

Gas prices climb 10-cents in the last week