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  • Bishop Martino counseling Eucharistic ministers to deny Holy Communion

    03/02/2009 3:23:22 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 696+ views
    The Times Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 2/28/09 | LAURA LEGERE
    Bishop Joseph F. Martino has taken an administrative step toward fulfilling his vow to deny Holy Communion to Roman Catholic lawmakers who support abortion rights. The prelate published an official notice in the diocesan newspaper on Thursday reminding all Eucharistic ministers of their duty to follow Catholic law and refuse Holy Communion to anyone, specifically Catholic lawmakers, whose “unworthiness” to receive the sacrament is “known publicly.” “No one having accepted this responsibility (of administering Holy Communion) has the right to ignore the Church’s law in this regard,” the bishop told the ministers. The notice, signed by diocesan chancellor James B....
  • BREAKING: Bishop Martino sends second letter to Sen Bob Casey; Issues Official Notice

    02/27/2009 2:39:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies · 873+ views ^ | Feb 26, 2009 | Diane M. Korzeniewski
    Two key items showed up on the Diocese of Scranton's 2009 page for Press Releases, both with today's date of February 26, 2009: 1) A 2nd letter sent to Senator Bob Casey from Bishop Martino and, 2) An Official Notice on worthy reception of Holy Communion which states that "all ministers of Holy Communion, ordinary and extraordinary" are to deny Communion to those whose worthiness to receive Holy Communion is publicly known.
  • Nancy Pelosi Meets Pope Benedict and A Prayer for Public Officials (Catholic Caucus)

    02/20/2009 8:59:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies · 719+ views
    ewtn ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    On February 18th the meeting many Catholics dreaded occurred. Mercifully, the Vatican had the wisdom to forbid cameras or reporters into the 15 minute meet and greet. Had a picture emerged, it would have certainly been used to somehow cast Speaker Pelosi's positions on abortion and contraception as being within the realm of Catholic Orthodoxy. What was most instructive was the dueling press releases in the wake of the visit. The Vatican got theirs out first: "His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the dignity of...
  • Louisiana’s Catholic Rising Star (Gov. Jindal to deliver Republican response tonight)

    02/24/2009 1:23:11 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 669+ views
    NCR ^ | February 24, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Bobby Jindal in a 2003 file photo. (CNS/Reuters) Tonight, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver the Republican Party’s official response to President Barack Obama’s first address to Congress. Here is the profile of Jindal that the Register has commissioned to coincide with the young Catholic governor’s prime-time appearance on national TV:  Louisiana’s Catholic Rising Star By PETER FINNEY JR. REGISTER CORRESPONDENT BATON ROUGE — In a sense, the coincidental timing is the ultimate symbol of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s studious, calculated, thoroughly deliberated young life. On Mardi Gras night, Feb. 24, while most south Louisiana citizens will be enjoying a...
  • Bobby Jindal, Catholic, Draws the Same "Secret Muslim" Allegations That Haunted Obama

    02/24/2009 1:35:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 71 replies · 1,941+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | February 24, 2009 | February 24, 2009
    I'm surprised that a few comments on my post about Bobby Jindal as the new face of Christian conservatism allege that he's got ancestral Muslim roots, in addition to the acknowledged Hinduism of his Indian born parents. Remind you of any other recent rumor campaigns against promising young minority politicians? What's surprising is that some of the comments appear to be from pro-Sarah Palin conservatives. They're a likely preview of what a Jindal primary faceoff with Palin or another Christian conservative might look like, with both vying for conservative Christian support. I haven't read any credible profiles of Jindal claiming...
  • Nationwide Petition Launched To Withhold Communion From Pelosi, Biden and Others

    02/18/2009 10:27:57 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 749+ views
    Pewsitter ^ | Feburary 17, 2009 February 17, 2009 – As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi prepares to meet with Pope Benedict tomorrow in Rome, stateside, a nationwide petition project has been launched requesting the Catholic Bishops of the United States to withhold Communion from her and other prominent Catholics in public life that obstinately persist in their dissent from Catholic teaching on serious moral issues. This nationwide Withholding Communion petition is being launched by, a Catholic News Portal. The goal of the petition drive is to gather a least 1 million petitions for presentation to the U.S. Bishops and the Vatican....
  • Catholic Caucus: Pope Benedict strongly rebukes Pelosi over abortion

    02/20/2009 10:59:11 AM PST · by topher · 27 replies · 971+ views
    Pope Benedict strongly rebukes Pelosi over abortion Vatican City, Feb 18, 2009 / 10:18 am (CNA).- House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s photo-op with Pope Benedict XVI turned sour when the Pontiff used the 15-minute meeting to reaffirm the teachings of the Catholic Church on the right to life and the duty to protect the unborn. No photo of Nancy Pelosi and the Pope will be forthcoming, since the meeting was closed to reporters and photographers. The two met in a small room in the Vatican just after the Pope's weekly public audience. Immediately after the meeting, the Holy See’s press office...
  • Catholics United targets Archbishop Naumann, defends Gov. Sebelius

    02/20/2009 2:01:39 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 528+ views
    CNA ^ | February 20, 2009
    Archbishop Naumann, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama Denver, Colo., Feb 20, 2009 / 06:39 am (CNA).- In a startling defense of legal abortion supporter Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Catholics United has attacked Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, accusing him being more interested in trying to score political points against the governor than in crafting effective abortion policy within the reality of politics.The salvo from Catholics United comes as advisors to President Obama have told the press that he has decided on Sebelius as his next secretary of Health and Human Services nominee.Kathleen Sebelius, who professes to be Catholic, has...
  • HHS Leader Sebelius Brings A Radical Abortion Record

    02/20/2009 8:55:58 AM PST · by lewisglad · 16 replies · 468+ views
    The Philadelphia Bulletin ^ | 2/20/09 | By John P. Connolly
    OPINIONSPORTSARTSBUSINESSSOCIETY 'Nearly Everybody Reads The Bulletin' Friday, February 20, 2009 HHS Leader Sebelius Brings A Radical Abortion Record Published: Friday, February 20, 2009 Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is being reported as the front-runner as President Barack Obama’s appointment for Health And Human Services Secretary. Although Ms. Sebelius was touted by The New York Times as a bipartisan politician, she comes with a strong pro-abortion record. Not only has Ms. Sebelius — governor in a battleground state on the abortion issue — repeatedly vetoed any measures that would limit or regulate abortion that came across her desk, she also has ties...
  • Pope To Pelosi: Catholics Cannot Back Abortion

    02/18/2009 9:19:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies · 1,701+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 18, 2009
    Pope to Pelosi: Catholics cannot back abortion U.S. House speaker — a pro-choice Catholic — met with pope in Italy VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict, underscoring the Vatican's ruling on an issue that divides Americans, told U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday that Catholic politicians and legislators cannot back abortion rights. Pelosi, a powerful U.S. politician who is Catholic and pro-choice, has been accused by U.S. bishops in the past of misrepresenting Church teachings on abortion. "His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural and moral law and the Church's consistent teaching on the...
  • Vatican confirms that Pelosi will have audience with the Pope [The Rest of the Story]

    02/17/2009 9:09:38 AM PST · by Antoninus · 42 replies · 1,004+ views
    The press office made clear that the Pope will meet with Pelosi in his capacity as a head of state since the Speaker of the House is the third in line to lead the U.S., should the president and vice president be unable to do so. The idea of providing Pelosi with a photo-op has disturbed a significant number of U.S. Catholics and pro-life activists... Over this past weekend pro-life activists and bloggers launched verbal salvos against the Vatican because they believe that the Holy See plans to present Nancy Pelosi with an award. This is definitely not true, the...
  • Pope-Pelosi Wednesday Meeting On

    02/16/2009 4:59:12 PM PST · by TaxachusettsMan · 67 replies · 2,127+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | February 16, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    In news from another part of the Roman-American fray, it's been confirmed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet Pope Benedict following Wednesday's General Audience as part of her Italian tour: On Monday at noon in Rome, the Vatican’s Press Office confirmed to [Catholic News Agency] that Pope Benedict will be receiving U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in an audience at noon on Wednesday. Pelosi, a self-proclaimed "ardent Catholic" who has sparked significant criticism from fellow Catholics in the U.S. for her pro-abortion views, arrived in Italy on Sunday for an eight-day official visit.... Although numerous reports have...
  • Vatican confirms that Pelosi will have audience with the Pope

    02/17/2009 3:19:24 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 155 replies · 1,686+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 16 Feb 09 | None listed
    Vatican City, Feb 16, 2009 / 11:55 am (CNA).- On Monday at noon in Rome, the Vatican’s Press Office confirmed to CNA that Pope Benedict will be receiving U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in an audience at noon on Wednesday. Pelosi, a self-proclaimed "ardent Catholic" who has sparked significant criticism from fellow Catholics in the U.S. for her pro-abortion views, arrived in Italy on Sunday for an eight-day official visit. After landing at the USAF base in Aviano, she and the American delegation met with the mayor Florence, Leonardo Domenici at the "Palazzo Vecchio" (The Old Palace.) On...
  • What the Pope Should Know About Nancy Pelosi

    02/16/2009 4:13:02 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 45 replies · 1,045+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 02/16/09 | Deal Hudson
    This week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will meet with Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican. With the debilitating illness of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Pelosi has become the de facto leader of dissident Catholic members of Congress. It's only appropriate that Pelosi should take Kennedy's place. When she became Speaker in January 2006, she chose Rev. Robert Drinan, S.J., as the celebrant of the Mass held in her honor. The late Father Drinan, a longtime professor of law at Georgetown University, had been the architect of the arguments now used as cover by Catholic politicians who wish...
  • Pro-Abortion Nancy Pelosi to Meet Pope - HLI Says "Excommunicate the Speaker"

    02/13/2009 4:19:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies · 1,500+ views
    lifesitenews ^ | 02.13.09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Reports have surfaced that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a self-avowed "Catholic" adamant abortion supporter, intends to head a delegation to Euope that will meet with Pope Benedict XVI. Today the Drudge Report headlined a report by Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) on Houston's KSEV radio that Pelosi hopes to pass the federal economic stimulus bill in time for her join the group, which reportedly leaves Friday evening. According to Il Tempo, Pelosi will arrive in Rome Sunday afternoon, her first visit to the city since becoming Speaker of the House.  It has not been determined when Ms. Pelosi plans to meet...
  • Governor Sebellius. Another Dissident Catholic for Health and Human Services?

    02/11/2009 4:52:49 PM PST · by tcg · 8 replies · 776+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/12/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Now, the story surrounding this important appointment may be taking an even more troubling turn. If the rumors prove to be true, the replacement for Tom Daschle may be the Governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius. Catholics and all who recognize that the inalienable right to life attaches to all human persons from the moment of conception have serious reason to be alarmed if they are true. Governor Kathleen Sebellius is an outspoken Catholic dissident who views the taking of the lives of children in the first home of the whole human race as a “health service” and a “choice”. If...
  • This Says It All! (pro-abortion Catholic politians)

    02/09/2009 9:40:27 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 814+ views
    CMR ^ | February 9, 2009 | matthew archbold
    Father John McCartney of Saint Matthew's on Long Island sums up the sad state Catholic politicians pretty well:Two days after the inauguration of President Obama, I traveled down to Washington with fifty-one parishioners for the annual March for Life on the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade. It was a wonderful trip, and the march was the largest seen in years. It was also a decidedly young march, with vast numbers of high-school and college-aged young people participating. Of course, hundreds of thousands of peaceful pro-life protesters marching in the nation’s capital did...
  • “Children as the enemy”

    01/27/2009 3:04:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies · 1,001+ views
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco Democrat who describes herself as “an ardent practicing Catholic,” said on a nationally televised news program on Sunday that federal spending on artificial contraception helps states financially by lowering the amount spent on education and health care for children. Pelosi, appearing on the ABC program This Week, was asked by moderator George Stephanopolous about the inclusion of huge federal outlays for contraception in President Barack Obama’s proposed $825-billion ‘economic stimulus package.’ “Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?” asked Stephanopoulos. Replied the Speaker, “Well, the family...
  • Pelosi Accused of Saying Children Hurt Economy in Defending Abortion Bailout

    01/26/2009 9:49:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 1,627+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/26/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is coming under heavy criticism today from those who say she implied children hurt the economy. Pelosi made the comments in an interview with ABC News over the weekend defending a decision to include a bailout for the abortion industry in the economic stimulus bill.As is reporting today, the Democrats' stimulus plan now includes a measure to send more public funds to the Planned Parenthood abortion business to find contraception and birth control.In an interview with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning on ABC's "This Week," Pelosi defended the move and helping...
  • San Francisco Set to Tax Catholic Church Millions in Suspected Prop 8 Retaliation

    01/18/2009 9:00:03 PM PST · by TaraP · 71 replies · 3,548+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Jan 16th, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2009 ( - A San Francisco assessor has called for the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco to hand over $15 million in taxes because of an internal restructuring of the archdiocese, a move that some are describing as "retaliation" for the Church's opposition to Proposition 8. Assessor Phil Ting concluded that the Catholic Church owed the city taxes after the archdiocese was restructured and its property, which is almost all used by parish facilities, was consolidated seven months ago. "Because we knew the accusations (of unfair treatment) could be out there, we worked to look at...