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  • UPDATE: Rorate Caeli’s diatribe against Pope Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    03/19/2013 3:24:59 AM PDT · 50 of 51
    baa39 to NYer

    WHAT?!? You are reading things into my words.

    I don’t know where you got the idea I was advocating abolishing the Novus Ordo! Seems to me you are being just as judgmental as you accuse me of being.

    You are fortunate to be able to “receive any sacrament” from a variety of Catholic Churches. You are wrong that any Catholic has that option.

    I live in a Rural area. There is ONE parish within 50 miles of my home, with about 150 members, most over 75. Due to it being a small parish, the bishop has dumped on us an incompetent and abusive priest that his previous parish demanded the bishop remove.

    These poor little old devout ladies here are traumatized by the vicious treatment from our priest. Yet get no response to their please to the diocese.

    Try putting yourself in my shoes instead of criticizing me. I doubt you can imagine the suffering here, if you’re really a “NYer” - because you live in the center of the world with 100’s of options, and I am at the remote, deserted ends of the earth.

  • Is Pope Francis a fraud? (That didn't take long)

    03/19/2013 3:08:58 AM PDT · 53 of 98
    baa39 to 2ndDivisionVet

    “...Bergoglio emerges from a Jesuit order that has been largely purged of its independent-minded or left-leaning intellectuals...”

    Now we know they are out of touch with reality. The Jesuit order, with the exception of maybe a dozen priests, is NOTHING BUT independent-minded AND left-leaning (pseudo)-intellectuals, not to mention active homosexuals.

  • The Continuing Wimpification of America

    03/16/2013 9:19:23 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    baa39 to Kaslin

    I have a friend who has owned a home day care for about 17 years. She has 12 kids, ages 4-5, and tries to keep a fairly even balance of boys and girls. She does not allow toy guns, toy soldiers, squirt guns or such, due to some parent who always objects.

    She says there is no use pretending that little boys don’t want to play “cops and robbers” or “cowboys and Indians”. It’s in their blood. No matter how she discourages it, boys will take a stick, a banana, even a girl’s doll, and “use” it as a gun. They never hurt one another or hit one another. They just love playing these sort of games. And it’s only the boys.

    After all these years, she has given up trying to stop them since it seems harmless, and she no longer looks at it as some psychological problem of the child’s.

  • UPDATE: Rorate Caeli’s diatribe against Pope Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    03/16/2013 9:02:11 PM PDT · 47 of 51
    baa39 to NYer

    The “rad trads” are a tiny minority compared to the destructive force of the “progressives” or “CINO’s” (as sometimes called here).

    While I agree that bashing the pope on his first day is over-reacting, keep in mind the position of the trads in the Church - when people are backed into a corner, they tend to get defensive.

    These people have stayed true to the Church their whole lives thru constant turmoil and outright contradictions from their priests and bishops. Or if younger they have come to traditionalism thru conversion or discovery.

    These are often the people living most faithfully according to Church teaching, are active in pro-life, and are rearing several children (often on one salary) that are the only hope for the Church’s future.

    Yet they are often treated like freaks and weirdos, including by priests, even for something as simple as showing up at a Novos Ordo wearing a simple veil. I can see why after Benedict they are a bit wary of a Pope who won’t wear the red shoes! It’s a rash judgment by some, but hey, it’s understandable.

    When Brogoglio rides the bus, does he notice the trads are still relegated to the back seat? If he sincerely cares about the “poor and marginalized” consider the spiritual poverty of those deprived of the Mass they love and wish to share with their children.

  • Election of Pope Trivia Quiz

    03/09/2013 4:26:48 PM PST · 32 of 32
    baa39 to blu; Salvation

    Pope Emeritus Benedict’s ring will not be destroyed or smashed. It has been defaced, the hand-crafted unique seal on top wiped out.

  • Denied employment BECAUSE I SMOKE

    02/22/2013 9:30:55 PM PST · 36 of 152
    baa39 to FreedomStar3028

    You’re in Oregon, be aware of the proposed law to (in essence) outlaw smoking. The law would classify cigarettes as a “controlled substance”. That means you cannot get them without a doctor’s prescription. I know, the irony! This is serious, in the legislature.

    To pave the way to make it even easier to discriminate against smokers, a year or two past they made a law that anyone filling a prescription for any controlled substance, I mean legitimately rx’d by your medical doctor, the pharmacist reports you to the State and they are now keeping a database of all people who subscribe to Xanax or whatever. Cigs will be added to the list.

    Yes, the govt, not just your pharmacy, will have your name, address, phone number, doctor, medical clinic and every single time you fulfill an Rx for cigs. If you exceed the 30-day renewal, I don’t know if State Troopers come out and arrest you or what...?

    This seems to be to violate HIPPA, doctor-client privilege with your MD, and doctor-client privilege with your pharmacist... but I guess the needs of Big Brother overrule those notions.

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 6:14:42 PM PST · 370 of 1,982
    baa39 to Pinkbell

    “We’ll BE like Europe...”?!?

    Sorry to burst your bubble but this has not been the USA since at least the demise of Ronald Reagan. There is no question America has passed her zenith. The question is merely the speed and sharpness of the descent. Romney slows it down, Obama speeds it up, but it IS in fact happening.

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 5:54:34 PM PST · 245 of 1,982
    baa39 to workerbee

    Workerbee, it’s not worth jeopardizing your health. Turn off the TV for an hour and FR too. Take a walk, a shower, have a hot chocolate, take something relaxing, pet your cat or dog or bird if you have one, flip thru a catalog, etc,....don’t obsess.

    In an hour, everything will likely be about the same. Even if you wait until tomorrow AM, it everything will be here on FR for you and the stats on Fox website.

    FOLKS: Don’t let OBAMA ruin your peace of mind any more than the b———d has already. We are so close!

  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 5:42:55 PM PST · 193 of 1,982
    baa39 to comebacknewt

    Very good point, cbn. The problem with exit “polls” is they are completely unscientific, because you cannot get a truly random sample. At most it is a trend of the moment. It’s a survey not a poll, and while interesting, cannot determine a trajectory in any certain direction. Since most Americans do not understand what a poll, survery, random vs. haphazard sample, etc, these should not even be allowed to be broadcast. Even if the talked to only women at the exit, ALL women will not vote Obama, it’s just inaccurate, really.

  • My Adventure in Early Voting

    11/03/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT · 20 of 37
    baa39 to Beelzebubba

    No one is forced to pay for a service. There is no fee and the gas prices are the same as Washington and lower than California. As for lines, I’ve never had to wait, and yet I’ve been in California many times (my family is there and I’m from there) and have to wait in a SELF-serve station because that state, at least in the urban areas now has just too darn many people in it.

    Also, either way you are “forced to pay without a choice” because there are almost no gas stations left that offer a choice. If you’re in California you MUST pump your own gas, you could be elderly, handicapped, etc, so what. There is no “full service option”. In Oregon you MUST let an employee of the gas station, or in one case I have here, even the owner of the station, pump it.

    Either way you have no choice. At least one option is more helpful and more safe. If we had to “pay a fee” heck yes, I’d agree with you.

  • Catholics Turn on the One

    11/02/2012 11:10:55 PM PDT · 43 of 72
    baa39 to RobbyS

    Astute observation. With the 2 dicasteries this year, it’s pretty clear he’s stacking the deck for the next conclave. At 85, the Holy Father is incredibly impressive, and no doubt his mind is still razor sharp. God bless him.

  • Catholics Turn on the One

    11/02/2012 11:06:17 PM PDT · 42 of 72
    baa39 to Holly_P

    So, Holly_P (just kidding!).

    Good point about the lesser of two liberals. The difficulty is that a true conservative can no longer get elected in this now-socialist, welfare state, polygolt (not melting pot) country.

    I don’t suppose Ronald Reagan could get elected today, partly due the the 24/7 institutional and social media (vastly slanted left) which did not exist in 1980, and partly due to slow but inexorable trends: the increasing liberalization that comes with each generation due to the schools, the lack of fathers in the home, thus more self-indulgent whiners in every generation, and the increasing misunderstanding of the critical role of a free market economy to a well-functioning and literate democratic citizenry.

  • Catholics Turn on the One

    11/02/2012 10:54:04 PM PDT · 38 of 72
    baa39 to RobbyS

    Yes, and perhaps more germane than their age is that this new breed of bishops are from a slowly growing group of those often chosen by Pope Benedict. There certainly are some common (and welcome) trends and traits in both his consecration of new bishops and his elevations to archbishop positions.

  • Catholics Turn on the One

    11/02/2012 10:45:25 PM PDT · 36 of 72
    baa39 to D-fendr; Salvation

    We need to be careful to clarify the distinctions, which I daresay very few people understand, between denying Communion per Canon Law (915 or 916) and excommunication, whether Latae or Ferendae Senteniae.

    There is also a distinction between being counseled not to present for Communion which may leave the burden on the individual, and a priest being compelled by Canon Law to refuse it, or the Bishop instructing the priests of his diocese that they are thus bound.

    Sibelius has NOT been publicly excommunicated, but there is reason to suppose that she and the others often mentioned (Biden, Pelosi, etc) may be essentially excommunicated LATAE (internally, not publicly, not decreed by an ecclesial authority).

    The Church is rightfully cautious about imposing its severest penalty and thus removing someone from spiritual privileges and sacraments, thereby further prodding them along the road to Hell. Ferendae is an extreme last resort, every encouragement to repentance is made first.

    (Hi Salvation, haven’t seen you in a while! Been offline and happy to be back on FR now.)

  • My Adventure in Early Voting

    11/02/2012 10:11:14 PM PDT · 9 of 37
    baa39 to morethanright

    Now that the margin in Oregon is only 6 points, I’m no longer ashamed to admit I live here. We have a few smart things that other states might do well to imitate.

    One is we have no polling booths, no polling places, no lines, no crowds. It’s all vote by mail. It’s exactly like what many states have as an “absentee” ballot, but applied to the entire electorate. There is a secret sealed envelope that goes in another with your signature outside to verify. The registrar mails ONE ballot to each registered voter a month or so in advance. You can mail in or just use a convenient drive-by drop box. This saves lots of money and also there are no hanging chads or electronic glitches to cause confusion.

    The second great thing we have is full service gas stations. It’s illegal for people to exit their car at the pump. An attendant pumps the gas, and I’ve never had a rude one. This is much safer and cleaner, especially for ladies (I hate that last drip from the nozzle and it reminds you of you-know-what). 20,000 jobs per year are generated, yet our gas prices remain in line with this part of the country. Only 2 states have this law, I believe.

  • Utility workers pelted with eggs after Bridgeport, Conn. mayor blasts provider

    11/02/2012 9:56:45 PM PDT · 9 of 46
    baa39 to njslim

    Throwing things at uniformed public employees who are on duty, risking their own safety to peacefully restore order and protect the citizenry. Ah, must be Democrats.

  • In fiery speech, Giuliani calls on Obama to resign, faults him for Libya (at huge Ohio Romney rally)

    11/02/2012 9:41:57 PM PDT · 53 of 105
    baa39 to smoothsailing

    Oh, Rudy, Rudy! If you weren’t a womanizing pro-abort, you would be in the White House this minute instead of that loser.

  • Catholic Caucus: Letter Bishop Dan Jenky is requiring to be read Sunday by priests[Peoria]

    11/02/2012 9:38:53 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    baa39 to topher

    I love Bp. Jenky’s cover page to the priests that accompanied this letter. Usually these “read at mass” things are requested, suggested or advised in almost pleading terms.

    “By virtue of your vow of obedience to me as your bishop, I require that this letter be personally read by each celebrating priest at each weekend Mass,” Jenky wrote in a letter circulated to clergy.

    Nice to see a bishop actually “Teach, Govern and Sanctify” instead of vacillate, mollycoddle and pacify.

  • UK Hospitals Paid To Put Patients on Death “Pathway”

    11/02/2012 9:28:13 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    baa39 to dirtboy

    God have mercy! You are absolutely right! Barbaric.

  • Election nears and discussion heats up

    11/02/2012 9:14:54 PM PDT · 10 of 22
    baa39 to PaulZe

    There is anger on both sides, some based on pure misconceptions. But here is the reason I’ve discovered for the ever-widening chasm between the 2 ideologies:

    Democrats make their decisions based on feelings.
    Republicans make their decisions based on reason.

    Perhaps a generalization, but after years of these sort of discussions, it’s what finally seems to be the bottom line.

  • Biden to the rescue

    10/12/2012 2:03:12 PM PDT · 18 of 27
    baa39 to Oldeconomybuyer

    Who cares about undecided voters and why are we polling them? An unscientific poll at that, so means nothing, the results are not able to be interpreted meaningfully.

    Anyone who is so clueless and unaware of what has happened in our nation during the past 4 years is not someone whose opinion I care about, nor should the media (except for trying to push numbers toward Obama).

    If a person is undecided now, what more information could they possibly need? We have 2 candidates as different as night and day (no pun intended). These idiots will still be undecided the day before the election, and will choose based on a coin-toss, CNN comment, or what their boyfriend says.

  • Obama campaign holds Muslim outreach event

    10/12/2012 1:55:00 PM PDT · 5 of 10
    baa39 to Snuph

    But is he giving them free cell phones?

  • Live Thread: Vice Presidential Debate 9:00 P.M. EDT 10/11/12 Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan

    10/11/2012 9:30:58 PM PDT · 1,165 of 1,271
    baa39 to Irenic

    You handed your husband the remote? He was not already clutching it possessively and growling at anyone who approached? I congratulate you on your harmonious marriage!

  • Live Thread: Vice Presidential Debate 9:00 P.M. EDT 10/11/12 Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan

    10/11/2012 9:27:32 PM PDT · 1,159 of 1,271
    baa39 to Darnright

    “THAT took six days of intense and sequestered preparation?”

    Yes, for all the dental work.

  • San Gennaro miracle recurs (St. Januarius's blood liquefies) (Catholic Caucus)

    09/19/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    baa39 to Pyro7480

    I’ve been up for hours searching Catholic blogs trying to find the confirmation of the liquefaction this year. Should have known to check FR first! Thank you so much for posting!!!

  • Romney: 'My Country Deserves Better!' (Acceptance speech excerpts)

    09/01/2012 5:11:20 PM PDT · 157 of 159
    baa39 to ansel12

    Wow, ansel12, I never knew all that. And people say Catholicism is weird!

  • ‘The Bradley Effect’ Predicts a Huge Win for Romney

    09/01/2012 4:34:29 PM PDT · 27 of 52
    baa39 to 2ndDivisionVet

    I fear what’s happening with Obama is more the Bell Curve than the Bradley Effect.

  • Welcome to Oregon, the State of Teenage Sterilization!

    09/01/2012 4:10:07 PM PDT · 40 of 40
    baa39 to marshmallow

    By requiring stations to provide gas attendants, Oregon creates 20,000 jobs per year. It is illegal for you to pump your own gas, or even exit your vehicle, at the pump. If, like me, you’ve always hated pumping gasoline because it gets your hands dirty and you can accidentally spill a drop on your clothes (girly reasons), then this is a great service. It’s also nice to have someone politely greet you and help you if you need oil or water, instead of dealing with a rude Arab inside. Somehow, if does not increase the gas prices, they are in line with surrounding states, based on regional, etc, factors.

  • Obama and 168 House Members Defend Sex-Selection Abortion (Bill defeated; who are the 168?)

    06/05/2012 11:44:42 PM PDT · 27 of 27
    baa39 to Salvation

    I am 100 percent pro-life believe me, but I don’t see how passing this bill either saves lives or ultimately fights abortion in general.

    First, once you have already established by law, and apparently in our country in the national consciousness, that murder is perfectly OK, legally and morally, what difference does the REASON make?

    By adding “stipulations” or “yes/no” scenarios to individual abortions, you simply reinforce that abortion overall is acceptable and permanent as part of our society.

    Second, this is impossible to enforce and will lead to all sorts of government (taxpayer) expense. Hate to be crude, but let’s face that.

    Here’s the reality of what will happen (simplified):

    Woman is 5 months pregnant with a boy. Decides to abort and try again with husband for a girl. Goes to Planned Parenthood and says, “I want an abortion.” PP says, “OK, but first you have to sign this form from the Federal Govt declaring that you are not having this abortion for reasons related to the sex of the child.” Woman says, Sure, signs form, sex-selection abortion is performed.

    There will be Fed and State forms, reports, audits, compliance inspections...were easily talking in the millions. If it saved one life, it would be worth it. But considering the mentality of a woman who has already decided it’s OK to murder her baby, I don’t see that this law would save lives. We cannot and should not presume to read anyone’s mind.

  • Looking at possible move to Oregon

    06/05/2012 11:21:55 PM PDT · 70 of 70
    baa39 to ChocChipCookie

    Oregon is California without multiculturalism (but we do have Indians, oops, Native Americans). Moving to Oregon 9 years ago was the worst mistake of my life. It’s gorgeous and I still hate it. I have never met so many stupid people. At least in California, the leftists have an education and you can have a nice hearty argument. Everyone is on welfare, drugs or both.

    I have also never seen such bad drivers as in Oregon. (Although it is nice having your gas pumped by an attendant. It’s illegal to pump your own and this way the state mandates 20,000 jobs per year.)

    Have visited Idaho and know people there. Whole different atmosphere. You won’t find the “sophistication” of Portland, but in EVERY other way Idaho is the superior state. Doesn’t sound like you are considering Portland area anyway.

    Best of luck to you. Call at least 3 realtors from each major metro area you’re considering, in both states, and ask for info packet and sample of housing prices. Don’t go by online casual conversations to get financial data. Actually the websites and Chambers for those cities will have much more solid material on housing and prices than you will get asking on FR.

  • Tutu’s visit stirs criticism at Gonzaga (Please add your comments!)

    04/22/2012 3:20:04 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    baa39 to narses

    Gonzaga has become a second-rate university. That fate was sealed when they kicked out the conservative Fr. Spitzer and installed the first layman president. It is going the way of all Jesuit universities, and apparently the entire Jesuit order...straight to hell. (By that I don’t mean every single Jesuit priest, mind you! Many of the really old ones, silenced though they may be, are still Catholic and some of the most educated men in the Church, but they are dying off rapidly).

  • 5.4 Million Join Disability Rolls Under Obama

    04/22/2012 3:12:53 PM PDT · 28 of 59
    baa39 to daniel1212

    This article does not raise one very important question: how many recipients of Disability, SNAP, etc, are committing fraud? There are legitimately disabled people who have worked and put into the fund for many years. They are set to have their benefits bankrupted due to the many claimants who should never be approved. It used to be only 1 percent of first-time disability applicants were approved, the government screeners were so strict and the medical documentation required was significant. Seems we need to take some workers out of the application process and put them in the investigation process.

  • Obama Admin OKs Using Aborted Babies’ Brains in Lab Tests

    03/18/2012 8:57:41 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    baa39 to Petrosius

    Hey, if PEPSI is researching how to make their drinks sweeter with the remains of aborted babies, why not?!

    Didn’t we used to call that cannibalism? I guess that word’s old-fashioned and politically incorrect now.

  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 5:45:28 PM PST · 345 of 1,568
    baa39 to Pravious

    Pravious, re: Newt being on fire, I am sensing he is physically a bit low for some reason. Seems tired, or like he has a headache. His delivery is a bit tepid compared to usual, but he makes good points. Hope he is OK health-wise. Or maybe Calista has been keeping him up late.

  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 5:32:44 PM PST · 249 of 1,568
    baa39 to Severa

    Hey, the audience sounds whiny and shrill too. Where do they get these people? Off the street? Hooting and booing is really rude and ridiculous. Clapping for what they approve, fine. CNN should have established some Audience Etiquette beforehand.

  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 5:27:09 PM PST · 197 of 1,568
    baa39 to Toespi

    “We have a choice........the richest, the smartest, the holiest and the craziest.”

    Toespi, you have summed it up brilliantly! That should be a headline.

  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 5:23:11 PM PST · 170 of 1,568
    baa39 to Severa

    Criticisms of Ron Paul notwithstanding, ya gotta admit if it weren’t for his zany statements and stunning remarks, these debates would be hella boring.

  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 5:07:39 PM PST · 89 of 1,568
    baa39 to parksstp

    Newt’s tie is pretty purple...is that in honor of the first day of Lent?

  • Shrove Tuesday: What is Shrove Tuesday? A Pancake Dinner?

    02/22/2012 2:26:19 AM PST · 7 of 7
    baa39 to Salvation

    Not to be overly picky, but for the sake of accuracy, especially as sometimes non-Catholics (understandably) get confused by our terminology, to “SHRIVE” means not merely to hear confession, but more specifically to absolve. The emphasis is on the absolution of sins, which we hope always follows confession, but is not necessarily so (and of course in extremely rare cases absolution may be given without confession, which does shrive one of sin).

  • The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom

    02/22/2012 2:11:55 AM PST · 15 of 24
    baa39 to Sprite518

    I’m sure this idea didn’t just dawn on the UN yesterday. When I worked in Silicon Valley in the 1990’s — I invented the internet, ha ha! ;-) — occasionally discussions would come up about whether or if the government could control, monitor, tax or otherwise interfere with what we considered “freedom of speech”. We could barely imagine a worldwide control!

    If we were worried about it then, you can bet the totalitarians have been getting their ducks in a row and their strategies in place. Why did they wait until now to bring it out?

    For us to be dependent on the web. Now if they tax us, make rules, require our name, rank and serial number to log on, or whatever, who is going to argue? 10 or 20 years ago large groups of folks would have just said, screw you, I don’t really care that much about being online, I just won’t participate in this newfangled internet thing.

    But now I do all my shopping (except food), most of my family communications, get all my news, do my banking and bills, well, what don’t we do online? We are hooked on a very good thing, and that’s why now they can force us to comply.

    What’s scary is that other thing (name? an int’l treaty on the internet...done but not ratified!) that Obama DID SIGN a few months ago in the UN, is merely the tip of the iceberg. And got no news coverage. They’re miles ahead of us. Congress only backed down on SOPA because of the huge outcry. The public is fickle and will give less resistance each time.

  • 911 operator: 'I wish I recognized the urgency' at Powell house

    02/11/2012 8:03:23 PM PST · 61 of 67
    baa39 to heartwood

    Are you kidding me? Please drop the pathetic pop psychology lame excuses. “Consciously didn’t recognize it but subconsciously did?” No, it’s much simpler than that. Some people are just stupid. That’s why they get government jobs.

  • NYC Churches Shut Out of Public Schools Starting Sunday (70 Churches Evicted)

    02/11/2012 7:42:45 PM PST · 18 of 21
    baa39 to SeekAndFind

    Good idea. Instead of law-abiding, quiet, religious groups using these buildings on the weekend & generating revenue for the City of New York too, leave the buildings deserted to be broken into and vandalized by the local “youth”.

  • Oh my: White House having second thoughts on new contraception rule? (Keep up the pressure!!)

    02/07/2012 9:45:27 PM PST · 36 of 56
    baa39 to Houghton M.

    I got you. The logic of this, however, I’m afraid may not be clear to the average American. They still don’t seem to understand that this means THE GOVERNMENT, not your DOCTOR, may decide virtually everything about health “care” - what it is, who gets it, when, where, why and how...or not. (We’ve all heard the horrors of Britain.)

    Until the majority of Americans realize what Obamacare means (not free healthcare for all!), and that it’s indeed unconstitutional, there won’t be the big momentum needed to chuck it.

    Of course several states have filed lawsuits...what is the chance of that succeeding, would you say? And where is Congress on all this? Why aren’t Republicans banding together to create some heat over this bill and the fact it should not stand? (thanks for your comments)

  • Oh my: White House having second thoughts on new contraception rule? (Keep up the pressure!!)

    02/07/2012 9:34:10 PM PST · 31 of 56
    baa39 to Mariner

    Mariner, you’re hitting key points. This cannot be merely a matter of Obama and the bishops “refining” or “negotiating” or “compromising” or “reshaping” a few clauses of Obamacare. This cannot be a small legal issue, or even a large moral issue. True, it’s a moral issue for Catholics, but even that is missing the point.

    This is a BIG issue for ALL Americans because it is a Constitutional issue. It is a very clear and simple matter of the Federal Govt grossly and unprecedentedly violating the First Amendment.

    I hope the bishops have the vision and courage to fight on those grounds, otherwise we will all lose. May gain some temporary concession (ha, remember Stupak?) but it’s not enough. We need Obama to acknowledge, and if not him, the highest Court in the land, that no president or govt agency may order a valid religious organization to violate their spiritual beliefs.

  • Obama signed International Internet Acta treaty (worse than SOPA or PIPA)

    02/07/2012 8:21:37 PM PST · 14 of 14
    baa39 to OPS4

    If you’re in the web community
    You’d better watch your back.
    Your freedoms (speech, privacy and commerce)
    Are coming under attack.

    It’s not some foreign stranger
    plotting against rights and liberty,
    But our own family, Uncle Sam, Dear Leader.
    Oppression, not protection, has become his specialty.

    Christians forced to forsake their faith, close the door.
    FEMA camps, military exercises, just for our own good!
    TSA search and seizure, need I mention any more?
    www dot com: the free frontier. Save it! Oh, if we could!

  • ‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate

    02/01/2012 8:10:08 PM PST · 42 of 43
    baa39 to BillyBoy

    Billy Boy !

    There’s a range of actions; this is not a cohesive effort (yet?) thru the USCCB. Some bishops issued press statements and posted on their website. Some went farther and ordered their statements read by the priests in their dioceses at Mass. Some have not done anything yet. From what I can see, Cardinal George is in the last category.

    Take a look at this to get a broader view of what’s happening with bishops:

    http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=25591

  • Prediction: Someone Else will Swoop in, Nab GOP Nomination (Guess who he means?)

    02/01/2012 8:10:03 PM PST · 59 of 88
    baa39 to Bellflower

    Bellflower, you’re right and ultimately that “someone” must be the American people. Three years into Obama, almost half of them demonstrate only complacency and ignorance. We could have the greatest president in the world who wants to accomplish what you describe, but if Congress is not getting their butts royally kicked from their constituents (which takes them getting really fired up), then it doesn’t matter who is president. He can’t undo Obamacare, debt, executive orders, violations of the Constitution, Arab Spring, etc, without rigorous and united support. How could Obama even get elected? A nobody. Because people are stupid, and my fear is they shall remain so.

  • Joe Paterno, 85, dies in State College

    01/22/2012 1:35:57 PM PST · 28 of 34
    baa39 to mainepatsfan

    Coach Paterno, a great man and a loving man.

    Requiescat in Pace.

  • BREAKING!!! Georgia Court to Hear Natural Born Citizen Case vs Obama

    01/03/2012 4:23:56 PM PST · 32 of 83
    baa39 to Nachum

    “Minor vs Happersett case from 1875 in which the Supreme Court defined a NBC as one who has 2 parents which were citizens at the time of the subject’s birth.”

    That’s the first time I’ve heard that. All the liberals I know who call “birthers” hysterical nuts base it on the fact of Obama’s mother being a citizen, so he automatically is a NBC. Heard that a thousand times.

    Also, this has nothing to do with the Kenya speculations, it has to do with his father’s citizenship status.

    Never heard that BOTH parents must be citizens. Finally we clarify “NBC”!

    Well, if this ever does get before a judge, doesn’t it make it a done deal? I mean if a legal precedent stands for that definition, Obama clearly does not meet the Constitutional requirement. Do you agree?

    Also, if a judge declares his presidency unconstitutional, would it be “revoked” on the spot, and would all Obama’s signed laws, executive orders and such, including Obamacare, be automatically null and void?

  • Revealing overlooked Roman Missal changes (Eucharistic Prayers) [Catholic Caucus]

    12/31/2011 10:52:00 PM PST · 10 of 10
    baa39 to Rich21IE

    Rich21IE,

    Yes, all the various terms that refer to the same thing make it confusing, but in July 2007, Pope Benedict via the document Summorum Pontificum released the “Tridentine Mass” (”Old Latin Mass” or “Traditional Latin Mass”) to be offered by any priest competent in the Rite. It uses the 1962 Missal. The Pope made the distinction between two Mass forms in one Rite, the “Extraordinary” Form (terminology again) is the 1962 Roman Mass. The “Ordinary” Form is the Novus Ordo, which has just been revised.

    Prior to this ground-shaking decision, based on a decision by Pope John Paul in 1988 to try to “free up” the TLM, an indult from the bishop was required to say the TLM, hence in reality it was very rarely said (although I know 2 priests who say it, one daily).

    Sadly, most priests who went to seminary in the past 35 years did not learn Latin, or even this Mass, which is beautiful, and do not know it. However, the FSSP is a Roman Catholic religious order that specializes in the Extraordinary Form.

    In short, IT’S BACK!