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  • A Glimpse Inside the Ron Paul Caucus to Convention Effort

    03/09/2012 4:31:50 PM PST · by Catholic Iowan · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 03/09/12 | Craig Robinson
    The organizers also state their desire to take control of the local Republican organization and the Republican State Central Committee (RSCC). When speaking about the RSCC, the organizer stated that they wanted a majority on the committee so that they could dictate how the party spends its money, emphasizing that money should only go to candidates that adhere to the platform.
  • Marriage Advocate Offers Petitions to Vatican Addressing Marriage Abandonment

    02/23/2012 10:20:39 PM PST · by Catholic Iowan · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Spero News ^ | 02/23/12 | Spero News
    Two canon lawyers reviewed the "Vindicate Rights Petition."Philip Gray, J.C.L, says "in the vast majority of cases today, divorce has become an 'easy out' to avoid responsibility, pass blame, obtain revenge, or somehow justify problems in the marital relationship or between parents and children." Canon lawyer Fr. Chuck Zmudzinski, C.P.M., J.C.L. explained, "I worked in a marriage tribunal for about five years and one of the reasons I eventually quit was because I did not agree with how strongly biased the tribunal officials seemed to be against the bond of matrimony."
  • Could Typo Rewrite Caucus Histoy?

    01/05/2012 6:25:43 PM PST · by Catholic Iowan · 1 replies · 2+ views
    KCCI Des Moines CBS affiliate ^ | Jan. 5, 2012 | News Broadcast
    "When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I've got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa," True said. "Not Mitt Romney." True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party's website, True's precinct cast 22 votes for Romney. "This is huge," True said. "It essentially changes who won." Read more:
  • Catholics ask Vatican to rule on no-fault divorce

    03/13/2009 5:38:38 PM PDT · by Catholic Iowan · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Spero News ^ | March 10, 2009 | Mary's Advocates
    Bai Macfarlane, the director of Mary's Advocates says, "When Catholics force no-fault divorce on their families, our American Catholic leadership remains silent bystanders. Pastors promote annulment and even divorce. We are asking the Holy See if we have the right to have canon law protections applied to our families by our local bishops and tribunals." .... ...Sheryl Temaat, who has been repeatedly publish by Homiletic and Pastoral Review says, "Petitioning the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts for assistance in helping American Catholic families overcome the plague of divorce is long overdue. Practically every day we read how children are abused...
  • Questions for Obama (Vanity)

    06/15/2007 3:24:16 AM PDT · by Catholic Iowan · 16 replies · 400+ views
    Tomorrow, I may have the opportunity to attend an Obama campaign stop in a rural town in Iowa. As such, there may be a chance to ask him a question. I'd like to solicit ideas for questions that hopefully would get others to see how bad for America Obama would be. While we know he's nothing but an empty suit, what are his weakest spots? Any questions that would really put him on the spot (immigration, abortion, Iraq, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.
  • Hardball with Chris Matthews' for June 27 Read the transcript to the Monday show (Barf Alert)

    06/29/2005 1:03:48 AM PDT · by Catholic Iowan · 8 replies · 555+ views ^ | June 27, 2005 | Transcript
    "I‘ve seen big crowds before, but this is the biggest religious crowd I‘ve seen. Very religious people here coming in this case to be saved, not just to observe, but to participate. It‘s pretty strong medicine." MATTHEWS: Do you think that people like the late pope, John Paul II, do you have any sense of whether he accepted Jesus? GRAHAM: Oh, I know he was a—I‘ve talked to him three separate times. I just love him. And I followed his suffering and his death. He taught us how to suffer. He taught us how to die. He taught us about...