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  • Follow the Money: American Entity Funded Irish Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Campaign

    05/24/2015 1:38:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 41 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | VICTOR GAETAN
    Ireland’s rush to permanently redefine marriage is a startling development for a country that legalized divorce only 20 years ago. How could the nation that "saved civilization" precipitously decide to make its constitution “gender neutral,” especially in a section devoted to … the family? Key organizations opposing the radical change believe one answer can be found in the multimillion-dollar external financing program that has quietly poured money into Ireland to fund several homosexual-rights organizations since 2004, especially from U.S.-based Atlantic Philanthropies. Although not as well known as the Gates Foundation, Atlantic has a similar pedigree: Billionaire businessman Chuck Feeney is...
  • Elvis Presley - Miracle Of The Rosary

    05/22/2015 2:37:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    Miracle Of The Rosary....recorded by Elvis on Saturday, 15 May 1971 - RCA's Studio B - Nashville Written by: Denson. Originally recorded by Lee Denson in 1960 Lyrics: Oh blessed mother we pray to thee Thanks for the miracle of your rosary Only you can hold back Your holy son's hand Long enough for the whole world to understand Hail, Mary full of grace The Lord is with thee Blessed are thou among women And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Oh holy Mary dear mother of God Please pray for us sinners Now and at the hour...
  • Gates Says Boy Scouts Must Preemptively Surrender

    05/22/2015 11:44:38 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nate Jackson
    Robert Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, told the organization Thursday at its annual national meeting that the time has come to end the ban on homosexual adult leaders in the organization. Citing the wave of cultural changes taking place under threat from homosexual activists, including same-sex marriage edicts in the courts and anti-discrimination laws in several states, Gates insisted, “The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained.” “The one thing we cannot do is put our heads in the sand and pretend this challenge will go away or abate,” Gates added. “Quite the opposite...
  • Defenders of the Faith: Augustine, Aquinas, and the Evolution of Medieval Just War Theory

    05/21/2015 3:11:32 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://www.medievalists.net ^ | May 19, 2015 | Robert Busek
    The attempt to reconcile Christ’s injunctions against violence with the unfortunate necessity of war resulted in the development of what philosophers now call the “just war theory,” the conditions under which war can be waged without sin. It is fitting that the first great philosopher to write about the just war, Augustine of Hippo, lived during the death throes of the Roman Empire, in a world plagued by the strife of nations. Over eight hundred years later, the man who would further develop this theory, Thomas Aquinas, lived in a world where warfare had assumed a truly spiritual function through...
  • Is It Really All Our Fault?

    05/20/2015 6:35:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://www.creators.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    As Middle America rises in rage against "fast track" and the mammoth Obamatrade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, The Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady. Last Monday's lead editorial began: "Here we go again. In the 1990s Pat Buchanan launched a civil war within the Republican Party on a platform targeting immigration and trade. Some claimed Pitchfork Pat was the future of the GOP, though in the end he mainly contributed to its presidential defeats." But, woe is us, "the GOP's Buchanan wing is making a comeback." Now it is true that, while Nixon and...
  • Jeb Bush Says Gay Marriage Isn't a Constitutional Right

    05/17/2015 6:10:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | August 17, 2015
    Jeb Bush knows the way he would rule on same-sex marriage if he were a Supreme Court justice. Interviewed Sunday by the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody, Bush was asked whether he believed that gay marriage was a right protected by the U.S. constitution. “I don’t, but I’m not a lawyer, and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace,” he said. The Supreme Court is expected to rule sometime next month on whether gay marriage should be made legal in all 50 U.S. states, and Bush tied the future of the country itself to the issue of the...
  • The True Church and the Bible

    05/16/2015 4:53:17 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 223 replies
    TRUE CHURCH and BIBLE Catholic Church History Facts When did the Church established by Jesus Christ get the name Catholic? Christ left the adoption of a name for His Church to those whom he commissioned to teach all nations. Christ called the spiritual society He established, "My Church" (Mt. xvi, 18), "the Church" (Mt. xviii, 17). In order to have a distinction between the Church and the Synagogue and to have a distinguishing name from those embracing Judaic and Gnostic errors we find St. Ignatius (50-107 AD) using the Greek word "Katholicos" (universal) to describe the universality of the Church...
  • South Carolina Senator filibustering a 20-week abortion ban to remove rape and incest exceptions

    05/15/2015 5:55:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Lisa Bourne
    A South Carolina legislator is blocking a bill he had supported to end abortion at 20 weeks, because other lawmakers added an exception in the case of rape or incest. Republican State Senator Lee Bright stood up to oppose the 20-week abortion ban from the floor Thursday, saying exceptions for rape or incest victims would unjustly sentence an unborn child to death for the father’s crimes. “I’m not trying to stop the bill, but I am trying to stop the amendment,” Bright stated in May 15 interview with Dean’s List Commentary, and said he was not filibustering, but educating the...
  • The Canon of the Bible

    05/15/2015 5:21:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 109 replies
    http://www.olswahiawa.org/ ^ | May 15, 2015 | Our Lady of Sorrows
    Historically, the Bible is a Catholic book. The New Testament was written, copied, and collected by Catholic Christians. The official canon of the books of the Bible was authoritatively determined by the Catholic Church in the fourth century. Thus, it is from the Catholic Church that the Protestants have a Bible at all.
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    05/12/2015 3:00:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 387 replies
    http://www.abbevilleinstitute.org ^ | July 22, 2014 | Clyde Wilson
    We Sons of Confederate Veterans are charged with preserving the good name of the Confederate soldier. The world, for the most part, has acknowledged what Gen. R. E. Lee described in his farewell address as the “valour and devotion” and “unsurpassed courage and fortitude” of the Confederate soldier. The Stephen D. Lee Institute program is dedicated to that part of our duty that charges us not only to honour the Confederate soldier but “to vindicate the cause for which he fought.” We are here to make the case not only for the Confederate soldier but for his cause. It is...
  • State offices in SC closed for Confederate Memorial Day

    05/11/2015 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://www.wistv.com ^ | May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State offices across South Carolina are closed Monday for Confederate Memorial Day. The holiday itself was Sunday, marking 152 years since Southern Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died after he was accidentally wounded by his own troops. But since May 10 was on a Sunday, the holiday for state workers is on Monday this year. Several other states in the South also have official holidays to honor the Confederacy, although the dates vary.
  • How to destroy a culture in five easy steps

    05/11/2015 3:42:57 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://www.firstthings.com ^ | May 29, 2011 | Joe Clark
    In his book The Future of Marriage, David Blankenhorn, a liberal, gay-rights-supporting Democrat and self-professed “marriage nut,” offers this sociological principle: “People who professionally dislike marriage almost always favor gay marriage.” As a corollary, Blankenhorn adds: “Ideas that have long been used to attack marriage are now commonly used to support same-sex marriage.” Blankenhorn provides almost irrefutable proof that this is the expressed agenda of many—if not most—professional advocates of same-sex marriage. Other scholars have noticed the same and have attempted to present the public with the facts about the less-than-hidden agenda to use homosexual rights to deinstitutionalize marriage and...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: The 'Upgrading' of Bruce Jenner

    05/02/2015 5:33:48 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | May 2, 2015 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The last year or so could be described as The Year of Transgender Propaganda. The Hollywood and news-media push on the latest frontier of “gender fluidity” demonstrates the libertine left’s absolute arrogance that the LGBT revolution is an unstoppable juggernaut. Time placed Laverne Cox on a “Transgender Tipping Point” cover last June, and the aggressive culture-tipping took off. Amazon created a series around a retiree and father of three deciding he was a woman in “Transparent,” and won Golden Globes. Fox’s “Glee” had their female football coach grow a beard and be celebrated by a “historic” 200-member transgender choir. The...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

    04/28/2015 6:12:43 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    https://www.thomasmore.org ^ | April 27, 2015 | TMLC
    ANN ARBOR, MI – On Tuesday morning the U. S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the monumental same-sex marriage cases stemming from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld constitutional amendments passed by overwhelming majorities of voters in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments will focus on two questions: whether bans on gay marriages are constitutional; and, if they are, whether states with bans may refuse to recognize out-of-state gay marriages performed where they are legal. Most Court...
  • U.S. Constitution’s Preamble Upholds Traditional Marriage

    04/25/2015 9:19:07 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | DENNIS BONNETTE
    On April 28, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Obergefell v. Hodges and three other cases, testing the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex “marriage” and state refusals to recognize existing same-sex “marriages.” The outcome may well impose same-sex “marriage” on the entire United States of America, much as Roe v. Wade imposed abortion on demand upon the entire nation in 1973. Such another sweeping “exercise in raw judicial power” (to cite Justice Byron White’s famous dissent in Roe) would be, in large part, based upon claims, rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,...
  • What He Received, He Gave Away (Funeral Mass for Cardinal Francis George)

    04/24/2015 6:21:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Archbishop Peter J. Sartain
    Following is Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle’s homily for the funeral Mass of Cardinal Francis George, on April 23, 2015. As a pastor in Memphis 20-something years ago, one day I picked up a national Catholic publication and read a talk by the bishop of Yakima, Francis George. I cannot recall the topic, but I do recall my reaction. Here was a clear voice, a voice I wanted to listen to, a pastor who helped me understand the faith and taught me how to teach it. From that point on, whenever I noticed Bishop George’s name associated with a...
  • National Insanity (A society where boundaries on ethics or morals don't exist)

    04/23/2015 7:31:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Twice did Bruce Jenner win gold medals for the decathlon. In 1975 at the Pan Am Games in Mexico City, then again in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Jenner bested the world and broke some world records in the process. After the Olympics, Jenner found himself on the Wheaties box. He appeared in film and television. He took up car racing. His name and image made him money. Married and divorced three times, his last marriage was to Kris Jenner, which put him back on television keeping up with a bunch of overexposed Kardashians. He also fathered six children along the...
  • The latest downward slide for Girl Scouts: 'Girl' is now optional

    04/22/2015 7:30:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Charles Butts
    A traditional values leader is exposing the Girl Scouts for its continued move toward far-left causes. The latest announcement, says Linda Harvey of Mission America, is that little boys from kindergarten through high school can join the Girl Scouts, if the boy considers himself a girl. "In other words, he calls the shots," Harvey says of young males. "He is the one that determines the rights and privacy of authentic girls." Regarding transgender youth, the website for the Scouts states that if a boy is recognized as living as a girl, "then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve...
  • Bishop Daly prepares to take the helm in Spokane

    04/22/2015 1:35:34 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    http://www.catholicworldreport.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Jim Graves
    Last month Pope Francis appointed Bishop Thomas Daly, 54, an auxiliary bishop with the Diocese of San Jose, California, as the seventh bishop of Spokane, Washington. Daly will be installed in his new position at Spokane’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes on May 20. He succeeds Archbishop Blase Cupich, who was installed as archbishop of Chicago last November. Daly grew up in San Francisco, a parishioner at St. Brendan Church. The fourth of seven children, he attended Catholic schools from first grade through college with classes taught by religious, including the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle...
  • Alabama Senate prayer seeks forgiveness for acceptance of 'sexual perversions'

    04/21/2015 7:08:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.al.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Mike Cason
    The opening prayer in the Alabama Senate today included a reference to the same-sex marriage controversy swirling in Alabama. Pastor David Gonnella of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore asked God to "Forgive us for allowing sexual perversions to be considered as normal." Asked if he was referring to same-sex marriage, Gonnella said he was referring to any law that would treat as normal something that God considers an abomination. Gonnella said he disagreed with a federal district judge's ruling earlier this year to overturn Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage. Some probate judges issued licenses to same-sex couples for...
  • History tied to the rack to justify homosexual marriage (Some just ignore history)

    04/21/2015 6:05:08 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | RedState
    One of the most damning traits of the left, a trait that would actually be humorous were it not so pernicious, is the attempt to frame whatever fad they wish to inflict upon the rest of us as a “reinterpretation” of history where “manufactured out of whole cloth” would be a better description. The underlying impulse here is two-fold. First, they try to gaslight you into believing that they are describing the way things have always been. Secondly, it is a re-emergence of the political version of the ancient Christian heresy of gnosticism, i.e. of having special knowledge. The first...
  • Christian one-liners

    04/19/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    April 18, 2015
    Don't let your worries get the best of you; Remember, Moses started out as a basket case. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited Until you try to sit in their pews. Many folks want to serve God, But only as advisers. It is easier to preach ten sermons Than it is to live one. The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, But mosquitoes come close. When you get to your wit's end, You'll find God lives there. People are funny; they want the front of the bus, Middle of the road, And back of the church. Opportunity...
  • Francis Cardinal George: Requiescant in Pace

    04/18/2015 6:26:39 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    Francis Cardinal George lost his long battle with cancer and died today. This is what I wrote about him back in 2012: Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago is alleged to have predicted that for upholding the teachings of Christ he will die in his bed, his successor will die in a prison cell, and his successor will be executed in a public square in Chicago. Therefore, I am unsurprised that he has written an open letter exploring the “Chicago Values” cited by Mayor Emanuel when he decided to attack the free speech rights of Chick-Fil-A: Recent comments...
  • FBN’s Charles Payne: Obama Will Make a Push for Slave Reparations

    04/17/2015 7:41:57 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 124 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox Business Network’s “Making Money,” host Charles Payne made a bold prediction when he suggested that President Barack Obama would make a push for slavery reparations. “The news is a glimpse of much bigger news that is going to come from the White House, next year, I’m leaning towards,” Payne said during his “Payne’s Passion” segment. “I think that there’s going to be an official apology from the White House to slavery in America and then a major push to get cash, and I’m talking lots of cash.” “Many including those closest to President Obama will...
  • Prosecutor: Death penalty doesn't apply in police shooting

    04/16/2015 9:10:10 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://centurylink.net ^ | April 16, 2015 | BRUCE SMITH
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says it doesn't look as if the death penalty can be sought in the case of a black South Carolina man who was fatally shot as he ran from a white police officer. Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager is charged with murder in the death of Walter Scott. The April 4 shooting was captured on cellphone video and showed Slager firing eight shots at Scott as he ran following a traffic stop. Meanwhile, the case has been assigned by the state's chief justice to a black judge from Kingstree, South Carolina, about 70...
  • Rubio: I Would Attend Gay Wedding of Family Member, Friend

    04/16/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 133 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | April 13, 2015
    Although he thinks marriage should be between a man and a woman, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he would attend a same-sex wedding of a family member or friend to show his support for someone he cares about. Rubio was interviewed Wednesday by Fusion's Jorge Ramos, who asked the Republican presidential candidate whether he would attend the wedding of a gay friend or co-worker if invited. "If there's somebody that I love that's in my life, I don't necessarily have to agree with their decisions, or the decisions they've made, to continue to love them and participate in important events,"...
  • Prominent Catholics call on pope to oust S.F. archbishop

    04/15/2015 7:13:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies
    http://www.sfgate.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matier & Ross
    In an unprecedented move, more than 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members signed a full-page ad running Thursday in The Chronicle that calls on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance.” The plea follows months of dissent within the archdiocese over Cordileone’s emphasis on traditional, conservative church doctrine — including asking high school teachers and staffers at Catholic schools to sign a morality clause that characterizes sex outside of marriage and homosexual relations as “gravely evil.” In their open letter to the pope, Cordileone’s critics say his morality-clause...
  • Misericordiae Vultus: BULL OF INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY

    04/15/2015 7:00:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    '"It is as if nothing has been learned from the confrontations with secular and atheist ideologies in the last 50 years. The passages he chose to quote from John XXIII and Paul VI are revealing: the former's dichotomy between the Council's "medicine of mercy" as contrasted with "severity", and the latter's glowing profession of trust and admiration for the modern world. Francis, for all of his talk of going forward, seems intent on going back to the naiveté of the immediate post-Conciliar years. With the Jubilee of Mercy as the instrument of this time-travel."
  • Putin And The Russian Government Ban Internet Pornography

    04/14/2015 8:04:31 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | April 13, 2015
    The Russian government under Putin just put a ban on internet pornography, just another indication as to the Christian influence that is dominating Russian society (and rightfully so). According to the report: A Russian court has instructed Roskomnadzor, the country’s state-controlled Internet watchdog, to block 136 websites hosting “pornographic material” under the terms of international conventions signed in 1910 and 1923. Vague language in the ruling, first reported by the newspaper Izvestia, means all Internet pornography could soon be illegal in Russia. The ruling comes after a district attorney in Tartarstan’s Apastovksy district cited the regulations put in place in...
  • Japanese Sign Final Surrender

    04/14/2015 7:54:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 6, 2007
    News reel of the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Background music is "With Honour Crowned"
  • Ripping Rubio: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the Florida

    04/13/2015 7:04:54 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | April 13, 2015 | Geoffrey Dickens
    "Not long after he arrived on the national scene in 2010 Republican Senator and forthcoming presidential candidate Marco Rubio was exploited by the liberal media as a way to depict Republicans as anti-immigrant. Anchors like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Rose portrayed him as a token Latino in the GOP. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch actually hurled a racial slur against Rubio, calling him a “coconut.” When they weren’t making attacks, based on his Cuban heritage, anchors and reporters were writing him off as a joke because he of his awkward grabbing of a water-bottle during his response to Barack Obama’s 2013...
  • Top 10 Reasons to Vote Democrat

    04/10/2015 9:41:32 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    April 10, 2015
    TOP 10 REASONS TO VOTE DEMOCRAT #10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my German Shepherd. #9. I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn't. #8. I vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would. #7. I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it....
  • First Amendment Rights at Stake in Gay Marriage Case

    04/10/2015 9:07:15 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    AIM.org ^ | April 9, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>With media coverage slanted in favor of gay marriage by a five-to-one ratio, it’s unlikely that the legal documents being filed before the Supreme Court in favor of a traditional one man and one woman marriage will ever be covered in an objective fashion.</p>
  • Christian churches ‘must be made’ to affirm homosexuality, says New York Times columnist

    04/09/2015 9:34:44 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 72 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    A New York Times columnist and a corporate leader have agreed that Christian churches “must” be convinced, or coerced, to change their teachings on sexual morality and abandon an “ossified” doctrinal teaching that sex outside heterosexual marriage is immoral. Frank Bruni wrote that traditional Christianity – whether among evangelicals, Catholics, or Orthodox – provides the greatest resistance to normalizing homosexuality in the United States in a recent column in the New York Times. “Homosexuality and Christianity don’t have to be in conflict in any church anywhere,” Bruni insisted. “The continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a...
  • Obama a Christian?

    04/09/2015 10:15:04 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    Midwest Conservative Journal brings to our attention that Obama continues his pretense of being a Christian in order to bash Christians: If there’s one thing I love, it’s a quote which doesn’t even require “fisking”. At the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, an occasion of great significance to Christians, here’s what President Barack Obama had to say: “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” As the crowd began...
  • Supremes warned: 'God's judgment' now looming

    04/07/2015 7:50:10 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    In a stunningly blunt brief, a team of lawyers acting on behalf of a number of Christian and liberty-focused organizations has told the U.S. Supreme Court that to mandate same-sex marriage is to invite God’s judgment. And that’s probably not going to turn out well. The brief was filed by the William J. Olson law firm and the U.S. Justice Foundation on behalf of Public Advocate of the U.S., Joyce Meyer Ministries, the Lincoln Institute, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation, Institute on the Constitution, Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund and pastor Chuck Baldwin. The Supreme Court is to hear arguments...
  • Republican Party Elites Abandon Traditional Marriage

    04/06/2015 1:41:21 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>Only six of 54 Republican members of the Senate signed a pro-traditional marriage legal brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that was submitted on Friday. USA Today noted, “By contrast, 44 Democratic senators and 167 Democratic House members filed a brief last month urging the court to approve same-sex marriage. The brief included the full House and Senate [Democratic] leadership teams.”</p>
  • Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

    04/05/2015 7:48:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.spiritualdirection.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | ANTHONY LILLES
    In the midst of our busy lives, it is easy to be overwhelmed and to feel overcome by difficult circumstance. For those who strive to pray, Christ risen from the dead allows us to taste this only in order to help us come to spiritual maturity. He himself comes to give us hope, that we might stand firm and not lose heart. This is the great spiritual battle of prayer – our victory is assured because Christ rose from the dead and has not abandoned us. It was along these lines that, to encourage the faithful entrusted to his care,...
  • 'If it comes to civil disobedience, so be it' (Pat Buchanan on Religious Freedom)

    04/04/2015 6:10:58 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Conservative leader Pat Buchanan is urging Christians to fight the “LGBT fanatics” who are demanding they betray their faith, even if it means civil disobedience. And the conservative grassroots is showing signs it is ready for a showdown, supporting a pizzeria targeted by left-wing activists with donations rapidly approaching $1 million. In an exclusive interview with WND, Buchanan, the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” and other bestsellers, spoke on the controversy over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Buchanan forcefully condemned defeatism among social conservatives and rejected retreat or even compromise. Instead, the one-time...
  • The Big Lie of Marriage and Family “Equality”

    04/03/2015 9:36:37 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.truthandcharityforum.org ^ | March 31, 2015 | Adam Cassandra
    As we draw closer to the big U.S. Supreme Court decision this year on the legality of same-sex “marriage,” we can expect to see our Facebook timelines, Twitter feeds, email boxes, and television screens flooded with stories about the “marriage equality” movement. The misguided goal of this global movement is to mandate into law equal recognition for relationships that are, in fact, unequal in reality. The law can then be used to silence public opposition and force a cultural acceptance of this farce, as is already taking place in the U.S. and worldwide. Part of this movement is a campaign...
  • A Catholic Guide to Thomas Hobbes: 12 Things You Should Know

    04/03/2015 7:02:34 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    "It would be difficult to exaggerate the degree to which Hobbes broke with the philosophy of the ancients and of the Church. Hobbes is particularly important as he begins modernity’s focus on “rights language.” The autonomy of the individual expressed in “individual rights” becomes the hallmark of modern political and moral thought. Extrinsic standards, e.g., natural law, are pulled down as the individual is lifted up. Studying the moderns and how they interrelate is vital to a Catholic attempting to live an authentic faith in a modern world. It is unsettling to realize that the philosophies that shaped the modern...
  • You Don’t Need a Rainbow Sticker to Let People Know You’re Black

    03/31/2015 2:57:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    To recap: Tim Cook (please, please click this link) and the left are happy to do business in countries that stone to death or otherwise jail gay people, but will not do business with Indiana, which merely passed a law insisting that the “free exercise” clause of the first amendment be on the same legal footing in courts as the “free speech” clause of the first amendment. The Supreme Court, in Perry Educ. Ass’n v. Perry Local Educators’ Ass’n, 460 U.S. 37 (1983), ruled that for a state to restrict content based speech, it must have a compelling governmental interest....
  • I Will Never Forget the Look of Horror on My Sister Terri Schiavo’s Face the Day She Died

    03/30/2015 7:32:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bobby Schindler
    On March 18, 2005, my sister, Terri Schiavo, began her thirteen day agonizing death after the feeding tube – supplying her food and water – was removed. Terri was cognitively disabled and had difficulty swallowing and therefore needed a feeding tube. Terri was not on any “life support”, nor was she sick or dying. Nonetheless, she received her death sentence ordered by Circuit Court Judge, George W. Greer of Pinellas County Florida. Greer’s order to remove Terri’s feeding tube was in response to her estranged husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo, requesting permission from the court to kill his disabled wife....
  • Four reasons why the Bread of Life Discourse cannot be a metaphor

    03/28/2015 7:24:04 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 106 replies
    http://newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com ^ | June 25, 2011 | Father Ryan Erlenbush
    Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, John 6:51-58 I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. […] Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. […] Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Most, though not all, Protestants wiggle and fidget as they come to the Bread of Life Discourse in the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to St....
  • Cruz launches 2016 presidential campaign with fiery speech (Gutfelt says "It's All About Cruz")

    03/23/2015 7:15:15 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | March 23, 2015 | FoxNews
    Cruz enters 2016 race.
  • It really happened: St. Patrick's Day Gets Rough

    03/17/2015 5:40:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies
    Cardinal Dolan's handlers play rough.
  • How the Virgin Mary Blessed the United States

    03/16/2015 1:40:04 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 201 replies
    http://www.aleteia.org ^ | March 13, 2015 | Fr. Joseph Esper
    I was recently given a fascinating little book called American History You Never Learned; it contains much information showing that the discovery of the New World, and the founding of our nation, occurred within a direct context of divine guidance and blessing. In particular, Our Lady (who, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, is still today our national patroness) played an important role in the establishment of the United States. For instance: The earliest explorers of North America—sent by the Catholic king of Norway in the 14th century—left behind a carving in modern-day Minnesota in what became known as...
  • de Blasio to boycott St. Patrick's Day Parade unless more changes are made to welcome gay groups

    03/16/2015 6:04:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said he won’t agree to march in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade unless it makes additional changes to welcome gay groups. The parade, which de Blasio boycotted last year, agreed for the first time this year to let one openly gay group, NBC’s LGBT employee contingent, participate in the march. But de Blasio said Sunday after participating in the alternative, gay-friendly St. Pat’s for All Parade in Queens that those changes don’t go far enough. The St. Patricks Day Parade in Sunnyside, Queens was a snowy affair, led by city leaders including Mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • Our Lady Conqueror of Muslim Hearts: The Virgin Mary's Coming Conquest Of Islam

    On September 11th 1683, Vienna was besieged by Islamic Ottoman Turks. Christians throughout Europe prayed the Rosary in the midst of a desperate situation. At Vienna, vastly outnumbered European Christian forces miraculously and wonderfully delivered a crippling blow to Muslim expansion into Europe, preventing a grim invasion of the continent by Muslim forces. 41,000 Christian forces (including 30,000 troops of Polish King Jan III Sobieski that Pope Innocent XI had called upon) defeated a 140,000 man strong Turkish army the night of September 11th over three centuries before the 9/11 attacks on the United States that were also caused by...
  • Real Men Don’t Get ‘Offended’

    03/15/2015 1:56:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Steven Crowder
    “That’s offensive!” … said no great man, ever. Ah, the year 2015. We find ourselves at the perfect intersect of political correctness, tolerance, and “white male privilege.” Legend has it that at this crossroad you can sell your soul to a transgendered devil for reality TV fame and fortune. What an enlightening time to be alive. All of these things are not only mildly annoying, but have actually led us to the precipice of man. Men no longer assume the responsibility of leading their family, because feminists have told them that male leadership is no longer intrinsically necessary. Men no...