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  • Notre Dame: Good News and Bad News

    05/23/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/21/12 | Pat Archbold
    Yesterday, something very good happened and the University of Notre Dame was part of it. As you are no doubt aware, Notre Dame, the Archdioceses of New York and Washington and 40 other Catholic institutions joined in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration's unconstitutional abridgement of religious liberty via the HHS mandate. Led by Cardinal Dolan, the US Bishops have been rock solid on this issue and they continue to impress. It is immensely gratifying to say that while this steadfast resistance to such infringement might not have been expected from the Bishops just a few short years ago, we...
  • Boston Archdiocese Bails on Religious Freedom Lawsuit

    05/22/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    On Monday, May 21, Cardinal Dolan, President of the USCCB, applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraception coverage mandate violates religious freedom. The Boston Archdiocese was not one of those dioceses. St. Anthony of Padua said, “Actions speak louder than words” and the actions of Cardinal O’Malley make it increasingly obvious that our Cardinal is lacking in courage. Here is an excerpt from the AP report on the news: NEW YORK – Roman Catholic dioceses, schools, and other groups sued the Obama...
  • On Georgetown and the Essential Unity of All Knowledge

    05/17/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/17/12 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
    Freedoms are being restricted with the aid of Catholics who have denied, in practice, any real connection between reason and revelation.“Faith’s recognition of the essential unity of all knowledge provides a bulwark against the alienation and fragmentation which occurs when the use of reason is detached from the pursuit of truth and virtue; and in this sense, Catholic institutions have a specific role to play in helping to overcome the crisis of universities today.”-- Pope Benedict XVI, “Ad Limina Address to U. S. Bishops, May 5, 2012.I.In its editorial occasioned by Georgetown University’s invitation to Kathleen Sebelius—a Catholic, who is...
  • Threats Against Catholic Church In Acushnet [from homosexuals]

    05/17/2012 7:04:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Fall River has become the object of threats of violence, and vandalism, because of a sign posted on church property supporting the traditional definition of marriage. Yesterday, Saint Francis Xavier Parish in the town of Acushnet displayed a message on the church's billboard reading "Two men are friends, not spouses." In an interview this morning with Boston's FOX 25 News, Steve Guillotte, Director of Pastoral Services for Saint Francis Xavier, said the church has received a number of menacing, obscenity laced phone calls, including one threatening to burn the church down. A sign...
  • Mayor Apologizes for Calling Pro-Lifers “Forces of Darkness”

    05/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell has apologized for calling pro-life advocates “Forces of Darkness” after he received significant criticism following his using the term to describe pro-life people at a fundraising event for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Heartwell defended taxpayer funding for the organization that does more than 25 percent of the abortions nationwide. However, his defense of taxpayer funding for the abortion giant is not what is making waves — instead, a comment about pro-life advocates is upsetting pro-life people. “Yet, every year, the forces of darkness seek to deprive women of the health and education they need...
  • Test of Fire

    05/11/2012 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Bitsy · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | Test of Fire: Election 2012 (Official HD Version - Catholic)
  • SSPX News

    05/14/2012 4:38:33 PM PDT · by jcpryor
    Multiple sources ^ | 5/13/12 | J. Christopher Pryor
    There is much speculation that the proposed accord with Rome and the SSPX will result in two radical factions leaving the SSPX. The two groups are the French faction of the SSPX, noted by their devotion to the ideology of Charles Maurras and represented by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais, and the fascist faction of the SSPX, represented by Bishop Richard Williamson. While this event would have the good result of removing the extremists from the SSPX before its reunification with Rome, I am not certain this will occur. It is very possible that these radicals will come into the established...
  • The Georgetown Eight Ask That Sebelius Invitation Be Rescinded

    05/10/2012 12:02:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/9/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Patrick J. Deneen, who is soon to leave his post as Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, has launched a campaign to obtain Georgetown faculty signatures on a letter asking Georgetown President John J. DeGioia to rescind an invitation to “pro-choice” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the Jesuit university on commencement day. Sebelius’s HHS promulgated the mandate that faith-based institutions must provide health insurance policies that cover contraception and abortifacients, regardless of their moral objections to these practices. Calling the invitation to speak on commencement day “one of the greatest honors that a University community can bestow...
  • College Disinvites Bishop: You Would Be “a Distraction” at Graduation Ceremonies

    05/09/2012 9:29:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/8/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus won’t be attending graduation exercises at Anna Maria College this year at the behest of college officials, who met with the bishop and asked him to stay home this year. Because of Bishop McManus’s concerns, Anna Maria previously withdrew an invitation to “pro-choice” Catholic Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, to be the 2012 commencement speaker and to receive an honorary degree. But then Anna Maria President Jack Calareso and Sister Yvette Bellerose, chairman of the board of trustees, met briefly last week with the bishop, who has generally been present...
  • Dangerous or just wacky? Trial starts for Fairbanks militiamen

    05/08/2012 5:57:33 PM PDT · by BlueMoose · 16 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 8th, 2012 | adn
    Dangerous or just wacky? Trial starts for Fairbanks militiamen Read more here:
  • Georgetown Edits Sebelius Announcement, Backtracks on ‘Commencement Speaker’

    05/08/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/7/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Rather than rescind its invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the graduation ceremony for its Public Policy Institute (GPPI) on May 18, Georgetown University has quietly edited its website announcement of the event and is now attempting to deny that she is a “commencement speaker.” “Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetown’s commencement. She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s annual student and faculty awards event,” Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society. “Georgetown has 28 ceremonies to honor the achievements of our graduates and our faculty....
  • Jews--What do you Really Live for?

    05/07/2012 6:34:22 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 12 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    torah shiur about the deeper meaning of self-sacrifice.
  • Jews--What do you live for?

    05/07/2012 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 4 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Rabbi Shmuel Braun
    A Torah shiur on classical Jewish commentary and elucidation of a verse in the King Solomon's Song of Songs. Don't let the Hebrew or Yiddish scare you...he translates everything. Jews--What do you live for?
  • Color me surprised! The Andrews AFB Chapel is playing hymns on its bells!

    04/29/2012 6:13:00 AM PDT · by jagusafr · 7 replies
    29 Apr 12 | jagusafr
    I'm gobsmacked! Sitting here on a Sunday morning, pulling some reserve duty at AFLOA and listening to the bells at Andrews Chapel One ring out "Sweet Hour of Prayer" across the campus! I wonder how long it'll be before somebody complains and it stops? Or demands the Muslim call to prayer be broadcast 5 times a day and the Chaplain Corps rolls over?
  • God's Addiction Recovery Plan: The Biblical Path to Freedom

    04/28/2012 2:37:34 PM PDT · by evangmlw · 7 replies
    Crossbooks Publishing ^ | 4/24/12 | Michael Wrenn
    Those who study psychology, psychiatry, and sociology may understand some aspects of the natural man, but when dealing the spiritual man they are empty and void of wisdom. The world’s wisdom is incapable of effectively dealing with the spiritual part of man known and understood only by God. When man has a physical problem, he should perhaps consult a professional familiar with the physical body. When he needs financial investment advice, he should visit a professional financial adviser. When a man is confronted with a spiritual problem, he should consult the word of God and seek counsel from a man...
  • Mitt Romney and the Trinity

    04/27/2012 10:56:15 AM PDT · by tedw · 9 replies
    You tube ^ | 4/27/2012 | Ted Wegener
    My thoughts on Mitt Romney and the Trinity
  • “Give me Thomas Aquinas…Don’t Give me Ayn Rand”

    04/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/26/12 | Catherine Harmon
    Paul Ryan disavows Rand’s “atheist philosophy”; cites Pope BenedictIn an interview with National Review Online’s Robert Costa, Rep. Paul Ryan denies that he is, as Paul Krugman claimed in the New York Times, “an Ayn Rand devotee,” calling such descriptions of his political philosophy “an urban legend”: “I, like millions of young people in America, read Rand’s novels when I was young. I enjoyed them,” Ryan says. “They spurred an interest in economics, in the Chicago School and Milton Friedman,” a subject he eventually studied as an undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio. “But it’s a big stretch to suggest...
  • Rabbi Levin: cardinal Dolan/ USCCB Confront Homosexualist Romney Now!

    04/26/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies ^ | 4/26/'12 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    There are five videos by Rabbi Levin on this page asking religious activists not to back Romney. Please go to the link to see them.
  • A Mormon monument over Christian Graves [Mormons remove cross from their victims' memorial]

    04/25/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 16 replies
    The first thing that caught my eye was the Rock Cairn with NO CHRISTIAN CROSS.
  • Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama

    04/25/2012 4:21:57 PM PDT · by Fithal the Wise · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Martin Gould
    Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion. The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies .... The bishops outlined their plan in an April 12 statement signed by Conference general secretary, Msgr. Ronny Jenkins. The statement entitled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” was drawn up by the ad hoc committee for religious liberty,...
  • Complaint Filed With IRS Over Homily by Peoria Bishop

    04/20/2012 7:05:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/19/12 | Manya A. Brachear
    <p>A prominent advocate for the separation of church and state filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service Thursday, accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign.</p> <p>The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, alleges that a fiery homily by Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky last Sunday effectively urged Catholics to vote against Obama in the 2012 presidential election.</p>
  • Two Things Conservative Catholics Should Stop Doing

    04/20/2012 5:25:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 4/19/12 | Bonchamps
    Has the title of this blog post got your attention? Good. Many of this blog’s regular readers and com-boxers could be classified as conservative Catholic, myself included (though I do my best to elude fixed categories). So I hope you will take this to heart, and maybe even take the debate outside the confines of this blog if you feel so moved. I like Bill Donohue. I sympathize with him and his organization, The Catholic League. I share many of their sentiments, including outrage and disgust, whenever the media decides to take another whack at Christianity. So I certainly don’t...
  • Test of Fire

    04/19/2012 8:33:24 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2012 | Various
    This is a video.
  • Catholic Teaching and Healthcare Reform: The Proper Role of Government

    04/19/2012 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 16 replies
    Life And Liberty/ ^ | April 2012 | Mark Chuff and Mark Frederick
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 Catholic Teaching and Healthcare Reform: The Proper Role of GovernmentBy Brian Kopp The following full page ad is being run in newspapers in Altoona, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh PA by our local pro-life group. Anyone who would like to use this for advertisements in their own market is free to use/reproduce the text of this ad:       In adhering to the doctrine of the Church, Catholics must follow specific moral teaching relative to the life issues (i.e. abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, etc.), and Catholic social teachings which include the person, society and the role of...
  • Bishop Calls for ‘Heroic Catholicism,’ Rips Obama’s ‘Radical Pro-Abortion Agenda’

    04/17/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria told the 500 men who attended the diocese’s annual men’s march and Mass that “the days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism.” “We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead [must] be Catholics by conviction. In our own families, in our parishes, where we live and where we work--like that very first apostolic generation--we must be bold witnesses to the Lordship of Jesus Christ,” he preached. “We must be a fearless army of Catholic men, ready to give everything we have for the Lord, who gave everything for...

    04/16/2012 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, no hands to experience touch, or to hold another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that effect your everyday life?
  • US Bishops: Bloggers play ‘critical role’ in defending the Church

    04/14/2012 9:08:33 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 04/12/12 | Patrick B. Craine
    US Bishops: Bloggers play ‘critical role’ in defending the Church by Patrick B. Craine Thu Apr 12 9:06 AM EST Relations between Catholic bloggers and Church officials have at times been quite strained as the new media has developed in the last couple years. Some prelates, clergy, and chancery officials have expressed strong reservations about the Catholic blogosphere, with some even speaking quite derogatorily. Church leaders have been angered by the penchant of many bloggers to call them out on their failures to expound and defend controversial Catholic teachings on moral issues like contraception, homosexuality, and abortion. The difficulties...
  • Test of Fire: Election 2012

    04/12/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 13 replies
    Will you vote the values that will stand the test of fire? Some things are more important than high gas prices or a faltering economy. They are life, marriage and freedom. This November, Catholics must stand up and protect their sacred rights and duties. Please share this YouTube video with your friends! Test of Fire: Election 2012 Visit for more details.
  • A Large Collection Of Anti-Islam Flyers, Brochures and Booklets to Educate The Public With

    04/11/2012 9:48:27 PM PDT · by damonw · 6 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 4/11/12 | Damon Whitsell
    With desperation in their voice, someone asked me what they could do about Islam and I replied by telling them that we must study Islam, educate others about Islam and become Activist by joining Activist and Lobbying groups that stand for not only human rights, but the rights of the individual. I also told them about a real important webpage at That page suggest over 33 things that a non-Muslim can do about Islam. One of the things that are suggested is starting a personal campaign to educate the public using leaflets, flyers, brochures, and booklets. So in preparing...
  • Catholic Vote Election 2012

    04/10/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT · by DLfromthedesert · 4 replies
    Video ^ | 4/10/2012 | Cardinal Dolan
    A powerful video, no matter what your faith

    04/10/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT · by damonw · 9 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 4-10-12 | Damon Whitsell
    To those who still think that Islam is The Religion of Peace,, or that Islam means peace – I have a challenge. I bet you can’t look at “Islam In The News” for just two weeks and not get highly concerned!!! There are really 4 things that should scare the hell out of you, but my challenge is about keeping up with Islam in the Non- Main-Stream Media News, FOR JUST TWO WEEKS. Those 4 things are… 1. THE ISLAMIC TEXT: The Koran, rightly understood with the help of the Sunnah of Mohammad (the Hadith [sayings of MO], Biographies of...
  • Unborn Not Helped by Anti-Abortion Violence

    04/04/2012 6:57:18 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 4, 2012 | JP
    I am pro-life. I believe Planned Parenthood is responsible for the mass murder of untold millions of pre-born infants. Nevertheless, I find it abhorrent that someone – who presumably shares my pro-life views, who shares my conviction that abortion doctors are doing the work of the devil – bombed a Planned Parenthood clinic this past Sunday in Grand Shute, Wis. The FBI has joined with the local police in Grand Shute to investigate the bombing. According to reports, a homemade explosive device was placed outside a window where it ignited, setting off a small fire inside the clinic. The bomb...
  • THE FATHER'S WILL ! [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-31-12 | Jedediah
    My words are coming they are here for you now ! But will you stand behind my plow ? For the will of The Father is what I would have you do , I in Him and Me in you , There is no struggle for your desire is mine , To please The Father ALL the time \o/ , No rest is needed for I AM your Zeal ! The fullness of the Wheel within The Wheel , So come to The Father and use My eyes to view , My seven spirits that I have given to you...
  • Village Voice Media Profits From Child Sex Trafficking

    03/31/2012 8:11:36 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 7 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 31, 2012 | JP
    Undercover detectives in Nashville, Tenn. responded to an advertisement in the adult section of, a website owned and operated by Village Voice Media. They posed as customers and arranged a hook-up at a local hotel. They arrived at a room where two under-age girls were awaiting, ready to perform sex acts for money. The girls weren’t turning tricks on their own. Their pimp, who recruited them from out of state, was waiting for them in the hotel parking lot, where the detectives arrested him on charges of trafficking for sexual servitude. The arrest in the Volunteer State was no...
  • Pro-abortion groups still listed by Notre Dame as “Internship Opportunities”

    03/30/2012 8:27:08 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-30-12 | TFP Student Action
    Update: University spokesman sidesteps issue; pro-abortion professor calls TFP “monsters.” Confirmed: Some pro-abortion internships are funded by ND Gender Studies. The Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame currently lists the following menu option on its webpage: “How to Find a Summer Internship.”  When students click on that option they are sent to a page titled:  “Summer Internship Opportunities,” which provides live links to pro-abortion groups. (Link) Alerted about this fact, over 10,850 students and parents joined TFP Student Action in politely asking Fr. John I. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, to have the website entries that...
  • Abortion Groups Annoyed by Increased Participation of Catholic Bishops in 40 Days for Life [UK]

    03/30/2012 6:37:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/28/12 | Hilary White
    LONDON, March 28, 2012 ( – Increased support by Catholic bishops for pro-life prayer vigils outside British abortion facilities has infuriated pro-abortion forces. Complaining that the vigils are successfully turning women away from abortion, one abortion group has organized a “counter-protest” set for the London vigil this Friday. Recently, Bishop Alan Hopes, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster, announced he would participate personally in the annual 40 Days for Life project. A spokesman for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, one of the UK’s busiest abortionists, complained in the Evening Standard that there is “no moral justification” for bishops to get involved...
  • Alaska’s Catholic Bloggers Inspired by Pope

    03/29/2012 12:22:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Catholic Anchor Online ^ | 3/27/12 | Rashae Ophus Johnson
    As his college newspaper grew increasingly leftist, then-student Joseph Koss helped launch a campus newspaper with a conservative perspective. Fast-forward five years through law school, a revival of his faith and a move from the Detroit metro area to the Kenai Peninsula in late 2009, and Koss was struck by the realization that again he’d lost his voice. This time he launched a blog, Defend Us in Battle. “I was never really a writer. I don’t really even consider writing a strongpoint. I’m more of a commentator, trying to send a message,” Koss told the Catholic Anchor. “I’m trained as...
  • Canadian Judge Gives Jail Term, Tongue-Lashing to Pro-Life Activist ["Your God's Wrong!"]

    03/27/2012 7:27:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    A Canadian judge unleashed a harangue on a pro-life activist as he sentenced her to an added prison term for refusing to stay away from abortion clinics. Mr. Justice S. Ford Clements refused to grant probationary release to Mary Wagner when Wagner declined to promise that she would comply with court orders to avoid abortion clinics. Wagner had already served 88 days in prison for entering a clinic in Toronto to try to dissuade women from going through with abortion plans. ‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail (LifeSiteNews)
  • Take No Offence ! Release your Vanity !

    03/21/2012 7:55:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-21-12 | Jedediah
    I have given My hand to release ~ And if received will bring great peace ~ But for those offended in flesh and heart , Their release is when they start ~ To let go of what was never theirs ~ ~ Only then can they climb My stairs "8" And stand in the center with Me "8" Surrounded with the Living creatures and the THREE **!!!** The Father ,The Spirit and The Son , For My forgiveness has already been done ! So to carry a burden of offence comes against Me ! Not any one else for I...
  • George Clooney Credits Christian Aid in Sudan, Tells of Unlikely Alliance with Pat Robertson

    03/21/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT · by sreastman · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/21/2012 | Mark Ellis
    George Clooney Credits Christian Aid in Sudan, Tells of Unlikely Alliance with Pat Robertson by Mark Ellis, Faith Issues/Godreports Hollywood actor George Clooney put his body on the line for Sudan when he was arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington March 16th. In recent statements he also credited the efforts of Christian aid groups to provide humanitarian aid and relief to those suffering what he described as “war crimes.” On March 14th, Clooney testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stating the Sudanese government was killing its people and blocking aid to the Nuba mountains and other areas. He...
  • Your Peace comes from the fruit of your Obedience !

    03/20/2012 4:32:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-20-12 | Jedediah
    My solace in you is derived from obedience that even in this small act you receive a great blessing ((( ("ME" ) )))"Jesus" So as you listen , follow and obey, We truly are one for you walk in my steps and I light the pathway before you ! Now come and remain well within my voice for I AM ALL of your provision in just this simple thing ! Joshua 5:6-12 New International Version (NIV) 6 The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt...
  • THE Father Is the Covering over the church(body)in Jesus Christ !

    03/18/2012 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-18-12 | Jedediah
    THE FATHER IS THE COVERING OVER THE CHURCH (BODY) IN JESUS CHRIST Jordans are breaking wide open again , Where ever you go and they call you friend , For it is the love of The Father you carry with you , As my priest in the midst of the Jordans(resistant) I am sending to you , So know I am with you and and you are my ark , Now it is time for us to embark , For you shall be used to reveal the true and faithful way , As you release my words each day ,...
  • St Patrick kicked out of school

    03/16/2012 7:20:09 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 19 replies ^ | March 16, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Kids at Soule Road School in Wilbraham, MA ate green veggies and wore green today but, begorra, under no circumstances were they celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Instead, it was “Happy O’Green Day.” “Inclusive and diverse,” and to “ease any discomfort that may go along with celebrating St. Patrick’s Day” was the (non) reasoning behind the name change, according to principal Lisa Curtain. “Not so,” says the more diplomatic school superintendent, M. Michael O’Shea who undoubtedly has his share of Irish ancestry.
  • Dolan: White House invoked support of “enlightened” Catholics in refusing to budge on mandate

    03/08/2012 2:13:03 PM PST · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 8, 2012 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    March 8, 2012 ( White House staff members have told U.S. bishops that the administration will not consider further revision of the mandate forcing religious employers to pay for birth control, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs, and that the religious leaders should listen to “enlightened” Catholics who accept the president’s terms, reports Cardinal Timothy Dolan. In a letter sent to fellow Bishops last week, the New York archbishop revealed some of what had transpired in a recent meeting involving staff members from the White House and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “Our staff members asked directly whether the...
  • Purim for Catholics

    03/07/2012 12:45:30 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Seraphic Secret ^ | 3/7/'12 | Robert J. Avrech
    Governments will always seek to consolidate ever greater chunks of power. That is the nature of government as it is the nature of man. Jews and non-Jews must always be on guard against those who seek to curtail freedom in the name of allegedly free stuff—higher and ever higher taxes is the price for government entitelements. Seraphic Secret strongly urges our friends in the Catholic community—actually, all our non-Jewish friends—to read The Book of Esther. Because at this very moment President Obama is asserting that Catholics are different. And you are. You believe in a power higher than Obama.
  • A short Purim vanity

    03/06/2012 4:44:05 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 40 replies
    Self | 3/6/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    It's been a while since I've posted a vanity (in fact there's been so much infighting here that I don't post as much as I used to), but I hope this one will be worth reading. As many of you know, tomorrow night and next day (3/7-8) is Purim, the holiday that commemorates G-d's ever-governing providence, however well hidden, behind the scenes. It also celebrates irony, since the day that set aside for the annihilation of the Jews was instead the day they destroyed their enemies. Right now I can't think of anything we need to remind ourselves of more...
  • Top U.S. Bishop to All Bishops: ‘We Did Not Ask for This Fight, But We Will Not Run From It’

    03/04/2012 12:44:57 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 4, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Pope Benedict XVI makes Archbishop Timothy Dolan a cardinal of the Catholic Church on Feb. 18, 2012 at Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) ( - Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a letter on Friday to all the Catholic bishops of the United States reasserting the conviction of the Catholic Church that it will not yield to the Obama administration’s command—issued in the form of a Health and Human Services regulation implementing the president’s health-care plan--that Catholics and Catholic institutions must violate the teachings...
  • REMAIN in ME "Show Me"I truly am your First Love [charismatic caucus]

    02/26/2012 9:42:28 AM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-26-12 | Jedediah
    Remain in Me ! "Show Me" I truly am your first love ! Have I taken you to the river to where you all belong ?! Have I placed in your hearts the beauty of song ?! Have I changed a visitation into an abide ?! Then why is it you forsake me and run and hide ? Is it that in my presence you do not know how to be , Quiet tranquil and just wait upon me ?! For if I am your Shepherd and truly pastor you in "your" ways , Then would it not behoove you...
  • TMLC files Suit against Navy Over Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

    02/24/2012 12:54:02 PM PST · by Thomas More Law Center · 4 replies
    The Thomas More Law Center, this past Tuesday, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of the Navy. The purpose of the lawsuit is to obtain records believed to show intentional deception by the Pentagon to gain congressional support for repeal of the 1993 law regarding open homosexual conduct in the military, usually called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Erin E. Mersino, the Thomas More Law Center attorney handling the case, explained the reason for the lawsuit, “Based on what we know thus far, the Pentagon engaged in a pattern of deception in its efforts to persuade...
  • Time Magazine Op-Ed: Perhaps “Some Time in Jail” for Catholic Bishops Defending Religious Liberty

    02/24/2012 11:29:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Catholic ^ | 2/23/12 | John Powers
    Nothing defines a modern liberal better than a opportunity to deny fundamental rights to political opponents. Case in point, a Time Magazine Ideas! Blogger Erika Christakis has some rather aggressive ones directed at Catholic Bishops Let’s see what our society would look like if we all had the luxury of imposing our unfettered will. At a minimum, the Catholic bishops and employers resisting contraceptive coverage should be willing to pay for the care of all those unwanted children. Or perhaps they’d be willing to spend some time in jail in protest. At my taxpaying expense, of course.Christakis, who claims some...