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  • Huckabee: Sarah Palin’s wrong, Michelle Obama’s right

    12/22/2010 4:54:39 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 102 replies · 6+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/22/2010 | Jennifer Epstein
    Potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says Sarah Palin’s wrong and Michelle Obama’s right, at least when it comes to the first lady’s push to combat childhood obesity. “With all due respect to my colleague and friend Sarah Palin, I think she's misunderstood what Michelle Obama is trying to do,” the former Arkansas governor said Tuesday on the “Curtis Sliwa Show.”
  • Obamacare Lobbyist Maria Cino Is Running For RNC Chairmanship

    12/14/2010 5:10:59 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 12:09 PM Is this really what the Republican Party needs going into 2012? (Politico) Maria Cino, the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation under President George W. Bush announced her intention of running for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in November. She has a distinguished career as a politician in the Republican Party. Maria Cino also worked as an Obamacare lobbyist for Pfizer, the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company since 2009. Pfizer CEO Jeffrey kindler was a staunch supporter of Obamacare. According to the Wall...
  • Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

    12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies · 2+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira
    Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force...
  • Newnan(GA) woman challenges Catholic church (fake Catholic alert)

    11/14/2010 1:20:11 PM PST · by Dacula · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ajc ^ | 11:21 a.m. Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Mark Davis
    Diane Dougherty lives in a neat, white house that she shares with her cats, Pete and Gypsy Rose. She teaches second grade in Fayetteville. She smiles a lot, her eyes flashing with intellect. She hardly looks like someone flouting centuries of tradition, challenging the Roman Catholic Church. Dougherty, 65, wants to be a deacon. But in the Catholic Church, the position of deacon — like that of priest and bishop — is held by men only. The Newnan resident is in the forefront of a movement that seeks to change all that. In ordination ceremonies in the United States and...
  • Tea Party Wants to Ambush More GOP Senators in 2012

    10/07/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2010 | Janet Hook
    Tea-party activists, keen to build on their success toppling GOP incumbents in primaries this year, are already targeting more Republican veterans in the 2012 election. GOP senators like Bob Corker, above, have drawn criticism from tea-party activists for some of the positions they have taken over the years. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, already has a conservative GOP primary opponent. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R., Indiana) have all drawn fire from the right wing of their party. Tea-party activists have put these...
  • Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor

    08/20/2010 9:55:39 PM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    Friday August 20, 2010 Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic League has for months been on a campaign to have the Empire State Building light its towers to honor the centenary of the late Mother Teresa on August 26.  While the owners of the Building have done so for other anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Chinese communist regime, they have refused to honor Mother Teresa by lighting its towers.  Several pro-abortion groups which refer to themselves as Catholic have signed on to a statement affirming the decision by officials from...
  • Bernanke Wrongly Calls "Bizarre" Allegations Cited by Ron Paul

    03/08/2010 4:23:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 2,210+ views
    The New American ^ | 3/6/2010 | Charles Scalager
    On February 24, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether he was aware of allegations that the Federal Reserve had been complicit in the Watergate cover-up and in the illegal funneling of billions of dollars in loans to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein: "It has been reported in the past that during the 1980s that the Fed actually facilitated a $5.5-billion loan to Saddam Hussein. And he then bought weapons from our military-industrial complex. And also that is when he invested in a nuclear reactor.... "Also there's been...
  • Ron Paul: “I don’t believe for a minute that the religion of Islam is our enemy.”

    As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons: “I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who...
  • Catholics United to Bail Out Key Dems that Supported Pro-Abort Health Care Reform

    07/26/2010 11:05:44 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 23, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Friday July 23, 2010 Catholics United to Bail Out Key Dems that Supported Pro-Abort Health Care Reform By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The left-leaning group Catholics United is dedicating $500,000 to bailing out the campaigns of key congressional "pro-life" Democrats who voted for the national health care reform, which was decried by pro-life leaders as vastly expanding abortion.Catholics United, which has many times conflicted with the U.S. Catholic Bishops over the primacy of pro-life teachings, intends to help defend the seats of Democrat Reps. John Boccieri (OH-16), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03), Steve Driehaus (OH-01),...
  • [CINO] Catholic Pelosi to Receive Planned Parenthood Award for Stopping Stupak Abortion Funding Ban

    07/15/2010 1:28:54 PM PDT · by topher · 34 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 15, 2010 | By John Jalsevac
    Thursday July 15, 2010 Catholic Pelosi to Receive Planned Parenthood Award for Stopping Stupak Abortion Funding Ban By John JalsevacJuly 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a self-professed devout Catholic, will receive an award from abortion giant Planned Parenthood at a reception Thursday evening. The award will be given in recognition of her efforts in passing the federal health care legislation, and, in particular, for her help in ensuring that the Stupak abortion funding ban was not inserted in the bill.A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood confirmed with LifeSiteNews.com that Pelosi would be receiving the Champion for...
  • Pat Buchanan Urges Michael Steele to Run as the Anti-War Candidate in 2012

    07/12/2010 9:57:32 PM PDT · by John R. Guardiano · 25 replies
    NewsReal Blog ^ | John R. Guardiano
    Pat Buchanan’s attempt to defend Republican National Committee Chairman (RNC) Michael Steele fails. Miserably. Steele, of course, recently insisted that Afghanistan is “Obama’s war,” which cannot be won and should never have been waged. Pat defends Steele on free-speech grounds. “A majority of Americans oppose the Afghan war,” Pat cries. And the point made by Steele about the futility of fighting in Afghanistan has been made by columnists George Will and Tony Blankley, ex-Rep. Joe Scarborough, Ron Paul and antiwar conservatives and moderates. When exactly did supporting Obama’s war policy become a litmus test for loyal Republicans? Pat misstates the...
  • Rachel caught redhanded; The perils of amateur journalism(Maddow lies about Paul)

    05/26/2010 3:16:31 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | 5/23/10 | Paul Mulshine
    Over at the Daily Paul blog, we learn that Rachel Maddow has been circulating an inaccurate transcript of her conversation with Rand Paul. As you can see in the above clip (starting about the 8:00 mark), the candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky gave an answer to Maddow's question on civil rights that included various interjections and interruptions. Someone in Maddow-land edited this down to the following exchange: Maddow: Do you think that a private business has the right to say, "We don't serve black people"? Paul: Yes. I'm not in favor of any discrimination of any form. As you...
  • Pelosi Urges Catholic Church to Play 'Major Role' in Immigration Overhaul

    05/07/2010 7:09:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 74 replies · 1,327+ views
    Fox News ^ | MAy 7,2010 | Fox News
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged Catholic leaders to "instruct" their parishioners to support immigration reforms, saying clerics should "play a very major role" in supporting Democratic policies. "The cardinals, the archbishops, the bishops that come to me and say, 'We want you to pass immigration reform,' and I said, 'I want you to speak about it from the pulpit. I want you to instruct your' -- whatever the communication is," said Pelosi, who is Catholic, speaking at the Nation's Catholic Community conference sponsored by Trinity Washington University and the National Catholic Reporter. "The people, some (who) oppose immigration...
  • Uproar follows comment on Germany cross ban

    04/26/2010 1:03:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies · 843+ views
    rte ^ | April 26 2010 | rte
    A call by a German politician of Turkish origin for a ban on Christian crosses in state schools has sparked uproar in her conservative party and death threats from far-right groups. Ayguel Oezkan, the 38-year-old daughter of Turkish immigrants, is poised to become social minister in the centre-right government of the western state of Lower Saxony, and called for the ban in an interview with a German magazine. 'Christian symbols do not belong in state schools,' she told weekly Focus last week. 'Schools should be a neutral place.' Members of her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Chancellor Angela...
  • Even Catholic schools must teach sex ed to six-year-olds: McGuinty (Ontario, Canada)

    04/22/2010 10:45:03 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 43 replies · 785+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 4/21/2010 | Maria Babbage
    TORONTO - Ontario's Catholic schools can't opt out of a revamped sex ed curriculum even if it goes against their religious beliefs to teach kids about masturbation and homosexuality, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday. Several conservative and religious groups claim the changes coming this fall will corrupt young minds with "explicit" topics like anal sex. But Ontario's Catholic premier made it clear that all public schools must teach the lessons that will start as early as age six. The first changes to Ontario's curriculum in a dozen years will see students learning about masturbation in Grade 6 and oral and...
  • Something Must be Done About Fr. Michael Pfleger in Chicago

    04/14/2010 9:25:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies · 631+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | 4/14/10 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Cardinal George has allowed an honor to be bestowed on Fr. Michael Pfleger. Fr. Pfleger is not "controversial". Fr. Pfleger is an uncontrollable heretic. In the past I have seen Fr. Pfleger more in terms of a loony punchline rather than a serious problem. I have changed my mind. Having stupid ideas about politics is one thing, being supremely imprudent is one thing, but attacking the foundation of the priesthood from his highly visible platform is another. If Card. George will not remove Fr. Pfleger from his mandate as pastor, or remove his faculty to preach and say Mass publicly,...
  • Former ND President-Priest Worked with Pelosi to Secure Health Care Votes [Notre Dame]

    03/30/2010 7:49:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies · 594+ views
    American Papist ^ | 3/30/10 | Thomas Peters
    In case you were wondering whose in Nancy Pelosi’s deck of cards, it includes Catholic priests who used to run the most influential Catholic universities in America: In the tense hours Sunday leading up to the House vote on a historic healthcare bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time to call the former president of Notre Dame, Father Theodore Hesburgh.The House Democrats’ leader was not seeking spiritual guidance. What she wanted was Hesburgh to help lock up the vote of Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from South Bend, Ind., who was wavering over the abortion issue.Donnelly ultimately pressed the “yes”...
  • Planned Parenthood head thanks religious sisters for ‘critical support’ of health care bill

    03/27/2010 11:45:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 582+ views
    cna ^ | March 27, 2010
    Cecile Richards head of Planned Parenthood. Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2010 / 07:28 am (CNA).- Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has praised the Catholic religious sisters who endorsed the Senate health care bill, claiming they deserve gratitude for making “a critical demonstration of support” for a bill that significantly increased coverage of “reproductive health care.”Writing for the Huffington Post Wednesday in her capacity as president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Richards claimed that it was Catholic nuns who “most importantly broke with the bishops and the Vatican to announce their support for health care reform.”“This brave and important...
  • LIVE THREAD: Sarah Palin at McCain Rally NOW ("Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!")

    03/26/2010 12:50:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 349 replies · 6,575+ views
    John McCain 2010 ^ | 2010-03-26 | Sarah Palin
    "...my deep respect and admiration for the McCains..." "Send the maverick back to the United States Senate!" "He is a man of the people!" http://www.johnmccain.com/live
  • [Archbishop] Chaput Rebukes CHA & [fake] “Catholic” Groups for Pro-Abort ObamaCare Triumph

    03/26/2010 2:40:25 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies · 209+ views
    Thursday March 25, 2010 Chaput Rebukes CHA & “Catholic” Groups for Pro-Abort ObamaCare Triumph By Peter J. SmithDENVER, Colorado, March 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput took aim at the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and other “Catholic” groups that he said are ostensibly committed to social justice – so long as the rights of unborn are excluded – for damaging the pro-life coalition that was struggling to hold together before this past Sunday’s momentous vote on President Obama’s health care reform.“How did we get here?” Chaput asked in a column for the Denver Catholic Register. He said that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Nuns Backstab Bishops on Health Care, Demand Bill's Passage

    03/18/2010 7:22:21 AM PDT · by topher · 56 replies · 1,047+ views
    Wednesday March 17, 2010 Nuns Backstab Bishops on Health Care, Demand Bill's Passage Catholic Leadership Conference of Women Religious urge Congress to caste "a life-affirming"yes" vote for pro-abortion Senate bill By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The health care reform controversy appears to have brought serious disagreements within the U.S. Catholic Church out into the open. Just days after the Catholic Health Association endorsed the Senate health-care bill, the Catholic Leadership Conference of Women Religious has also now publicly broken ranks with the US Catholic Bishops, demanding that the House of Representatives pass the abortion-promoting legislation.The...
  • Sister Carol shills for Obama’s abortion plan: trading “population control” for federal money

    03/15/2010 6:04:43 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies · 583+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 15, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    You can’t be pro abortion and genuinely Catholic. There are no exceptions to this absolute “either or” choice, not even for nuns. This is what makes Catholic Health Association President Sister Carol Keehan’s position so dangerous to the lives of unborn babies. Here are three statements, one by Bart Stupak a rear pro life Democrat, one from Douglas Johnson, legislative director for National Right to Life, and one from the rather suspect Sister Carol Keehan. Which one do you think doesn’t ring true? Stupak: “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholic hospitals support health care bill [CHA]

    03/15/2010 9:02:09 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 310+ views
    AP article via LifeSiteNews.com and Google ^ | March 14, 2010 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON — A group representing Catholic hospitals Saturday rallied behind President Barack Obama's health care bill ahead of a House vote in which anti-abortion lawmakers could play a decisive role. The chief executive of the Catholic Health Association, Carol Keehan, wrote on the group's Web site that although the legislation isn't perfect, it represents a "major first step" toward covering all Americans and would make "great improvements" for millions of people. The more than 600 Catholic hospitals across the country do not provide abortions as a matter of conscience. ...
  • Catholic Health Assoc. Health Bill Support 'Utterly Un-Catholic': HLI President

    03/15/2010 2:43:09 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 144+ views
    Monday March 15, 2010 Catholic Health Assoc. Health Bill Support 'Utterly Un-Catholic': HLI President By Kathleen GilbertUpdated 4:47 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the U.S. bishops step up their opposition to the abortion-expanding Senate health bill this month, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) has again muddled the pro-life Catholic response by issuing warm support for the bill - despite its not being "perfect" on the abortion issue. The president of Human Life International responded by condemning CHA's support for the bill as "utterly un-Catholic" and "a grave insult" to Catholics.In remarks posted on the...
  • Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

    02/24/2010 1:44:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 962+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2010
    Feb. 24, 2010 Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP? Dramatic Moment at Conservative Confab Could Be a Sign of Change Within Republican Party When It Comes to Gay Rights A memorable moment at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference could mark a turning point in the long-fraught relationship between gays and the Republican Party. CPAC is perhaps the nation's premiere conservative gathering, a convivial opportunity for impassioned right-wing activists to network, plan for upcoming elections and listen to the biggest names in the conservative movement. It's the sort of atmosphere in which the casual observer might expect someone...
  • Gay Republicans Rankle Conservatives At CPAC

    02/20/2010 1:07:12 PM PST · by onyx · 124 replies · 2,088+ views
    On Top Magazine ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Carlos Santoscoy
    Several prominent social conservatives have bailed out of this year's CPAC convention because of the presence of a group of gay Republicans. The three-day convention got started Thursday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC and will feature such anti-gay figures as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, media personality Ann Coulter, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Conservative media personality Glenn Beck is the event's keynote speaker. Liberty University Law School, the Christian-based university founded by the late Jerry Falwell, backed out of the event after it was...
  • What is that on Biden's forehead?? (vanity)

    02/17/2010 7:53:05 AM PST · by Bean Counter · 59 replies · 2,160+ views
    Fox Business news
    I'm watching Premier Hussein give a speech about job creation, and Joe Biden keeps popping in and out, with some sort of black object smeared across his forehead. In HiDef, it also looks like he has stitches in his left eyebrow.
  • Cardinal George's inner circle includes Democratic and GOP voters (Catholic Caucus)

    12/21/2009 5:20:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 408+ views
    Chicago Catholic News ^ | 12/21/2009 | Robert Herguth
    (POSTED: 12/21/09) As he tangles with Democratic Party leaders over the direction of health care reform, particularly relating to abortion, Cardinal Francis George can sound an awful lot like a Republican. Whether he is or not is unclear. He won't talk about a partisan affiliation and, because he hasn't voted in a primary for more than a decade, there are no recent public records to provide a clue. But an analysis by ChicagoCatholicNews found a number of Democratic voters in the cardinal's own inner circle -- and among rank-and-file priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago -- despite the party's strong...
  • Palin supports McCain '100 percent' [Palin pushes back at TMZ 'disprespect' meme]

    12/16/2009 4:38:39 PM PST · by Al B. · 801 replies · 10,012+ views
    Politico ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Mike Allen
    Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation. The website TMZ accused Palin of “a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain” during a Hawaii vacation this week: “Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign -- a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name ... that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker.” But Palin said in...
  • Milwaukee Archbishop: You Can’t Call Yourself Catholic and Support Contraception

    12/16/2009 6:22:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies · 747+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 12/15/2009 | John-Henry Weston
    MILWAUKEE, December 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The incoming Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome Listecki, has responded to a campaign by "Young Catholics for Choice" to promote use of contraception and abortion among Catholic youth. Using media advertising the group is, says the Archbishop-Designate, "attempting to convey the message that Catholics can disregard Church teaching regarding contraception, abortion and human sexuality in general and remain Catholics in good standing." However, "Nothing could be further from the truth." "While people can call themselves whatever they want, it is my duty as a bishop to state clearly and unequivocally that by professing and disseminating...
  • Fake Catholic Groups Working Overtime for Healthcare Bill

    12/14/2009 10:08:04 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 360+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 14, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    It's sad to report, but report we must: The same fake Catholic groups that helped President Barack Obama get elected have rallied to the cause of the health-care bill, abortion funding and all. As reported by LifeNews.com, Catholics United (CU) and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) are warning Catholics not to get too hung up on things like federal funding of abortion. Interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor, CU president Chris Korzen commented, "The wrong thing would be for anyone to be so firmly entrenched in their positions on federal funding of abortion that they're not...
  • THE 2009 CINO AWARDS – NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!! (Catholic Caucus)

    12/14/2009 9:26:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 469+ views
    Serviam ^ | 12/13/2009
    The 2009 CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Award Nominations are now open.  Due to the sheer volume of possibilities, the 2009 CINO awards will be limited to elected officials in the United States, given their unique ability to affect and influence our lives.  (I certainly encourage folks in others countries to start their own CINO awards.) The purpose of this exercise is NOT to place ourselves in judgment of others, but rather as observers of behavior within the context of Catholic teaching as set forth in the Catechism.  There is only one ultimate Judge and we are not Him.  Please...
  • Bishops urged to be tough on pols who would pay for abortion

    12/05/2009 3:39:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 12/5/2009 | Bill Zlatos
    Abortion opponents are urging local Catholic bishops to use the power of Communion to influence the national health care debate by withholding the sacrament from politicians who favor federal dollars for abortion. Randall Terry led five protesters Friday in front of Sen. Robert Casey's office, Downtown, and St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland. He is founder of Insurrecta Nex, Latin for "revolt against killing," a Washington group opposed to abortion. Casey is a Catholic. "Part of what we're doing on this tour is calling on the bishops to obey the teachings of the church and to enforce them," Terry said. "This...
  • Wisconsin group argues Catholics can use contraception in good conscience

    12/04/2009 11:18:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies · 673+ views
    CNA ^ | 12/4/2009
    A Wisconsin group claiming to be Catholic has launched a series of television ads which state that using contraception doesn't make you less of a Catholic. The group, Young Catholics for Choice, has partnered with the Wisconsin Family Planning Health Services and is advocating the use of the controversial morning after pill. Member of Young Catholics for Choice, Marissa Valeri, told Milwaukee's Fox 6 news, “They may have heard differently from the hierarchy and they may have heard differently from their parish priest and we're here to let them know that they are not alone and that you can be...
  • Pro-abortion congressman defends Rep. Kennedy as Senate hopefuls lash out at Church

    11/24/2009 7:53:30 AM PST · by Pope Pius XII · 31 replies · 848+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 24, 2009
    A pro-abortion Catholic congressman from Pennsylvania has come to the defense of Rep. Patrick Kennedy in his dispute with Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence. “We don't legislate at the orders of the Vatican, we legislate what is in our conscience and what we think is good for our country,” said Rep. Patrick Murphy as he received an award at Harvard University from Caroline Kennedy, who is Rep. Kennedy’s cousin. “I'm reaching out to Patrick Kennedy and also to my local priests and bishops to make sure they know that we agree on 99 percent of the issues.” More harsh were...
  • When the tent is too small (pro-abort "Catholics" support Patrick Kennedy) **BARF ALERT**

    11/15/2009 6:04:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 576+ views
    Des Moines Register (link only) | 11/15/2009 | Rekha Bahu
    Link only per FR posting rules (Gannett paper)
  • US bishops conference mounts late drive against 'unacceptable' health-care reform

    10/30/2009 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | 10-29-09 | US Bishops
    US bishops conference mounts late drive against 'unacceptable' health-care reform October 29, 2009 The US bishops' conference is mounting a late drive to secure passage of a pro-life amendment to the health-care reform bill. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking pastors all across the country to include an insert in their weekly bulletins, urging parishioners to call their Congressional representatives and encourage a vote for a pro-life amendment. The USCCB's pro-life office has indicated that it will press bishops to promote the dissemination of these bulletin inserts. The insert exhorts parishioners to act immediately. "Congressional votes may...
  • TED KENNEDY: THE CATHOLIC LEGACY AND THE LETTERS (Perspective on a Pro Abortion Catholic)

    09/06/2009 7:37:15 PM PDT · by ethics · 12 replies · 758+ views
    EWTN ^ | August 31, 2009 | Raymond Arroyo
    At the gravesite of Senator Edward Kennedy on Saturday, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington, shared a private letter that the deceased Senator wrote to the Pope. The Cardinal also read what he described as a response from the Pontiff. This marvelous bit of political theatre (as so much of Senator Kennedy’s funeral was), should not escape attention. That moment in particular revealed a great deal. First of all, it must be recalled that Cardinal McCarrick has a rather unfortunate history involving the delivery of letters, particularly those from a certain Vatican official by the name of Ratzinger....
  • Cherie Blair: Change Catholic Teaching on Contraception

    09/01/2009 6:29:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies · 854+ views
    Addressing the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cherie Blair has again called upon the Church to change her perennial teaching on contraception. “If you look at what progress women have made in the world, one of the reasons they have been able to make progress is because they have been able to control their fertility,” said the wife of the former British prime minister. “I personally don't think there is anything wrong with that, and indeed without being able to control that I wouldn't have been able to achieve the things that I've been able to do. I think it's a...
  • Edward Kennedy: His Funeral and Busy Afterlife (media affront of conservative catholic principles)

    08/29/2009 2:12:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,758+ views
    Inside Politics ^ | August 29, 2009 | David Gibson
    Teddy Kennedy was memorialized at a solemn funeral Mass on Saturday in Boston in a service reminiscent of the way Kennedy spent his days on Earth: bringing together disparate elements of the America's political and social worlds, flummoxing his foes and inspiring his more numerous admirers – and, albeit through surrogates this time, tirelessly working the room on behalf of his latest legislative project. This was a "Catholic" event in both the uppercase and lowercase sense of the word--a grand religious ritual that matched or exceeded anything even in the storied history of the Boston church, and a "catholic,"...
  • Obama's Vatican ambassador arrives in Rome

    08/27/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,007+ views
    cna ^ | August 27, 2009
    Dr. Miguel Humberto Diaz Rome, Italy, Aug 27, 2009 / 12:03 pm (CNA).- This morning Dr. Miguel Diaz arrived in Rome with his family to begin serving in his new position as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador-designate Diaz said that he and his family are looking forward to the coming weeks and that he hopes to "deepen and expand upon the special relationship" between the U.S. and the Vatican.Dr. Miguel Humberto Diaz, arrived with his family this morning at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport. Prior to leaving the U.S. he was sworn in as ambassador on August...
  • Priest jailed for missile silo stunt

    08/07/2009 5:34:05 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 20 replies · 935+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 7 Aug 09 | Sharon Dunn
    Friday, August 7, 2009Priest jailed for missile silo stunt Sharon Dunn A Roman Catholic priest from Illinois was jailed Thursday after police said he cut a hole in a fence at a Weld County missile silo and trespassed as a way to protest nuclear arms. It is now his third such arrest in Weld County. Weld sheriff's office deputies responded at 8:50 a.m. Thursday to a Minuteman III missile silo between Weld County roads 86 and 88 along Weld County Road 113, about 40 miles northeast of Greeley, on report of a man trespassing. There, they found a 75-year-old Carl...
  • U.S. women religious and the Vatican's 'visitation' (L.A. diocese denounces Vatican inquiry)

    07/25/2009 5:29:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 722+ views
    The Tidings ^ | July 24, 2009
    Religious communities of women have been responsible for many of the good things that the Catholic Church in the United States has achieved, both before and after the Second Vatican Council. It is all the more distressing, therefore, that two Vatican agencies --- the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) --- have targeted these communities and their principal leadership organization for a "visitation" and "doctrinal assessment" respectively. One of the most disturbing aspects of the "visitation" is the requirement that each of the visitors...
  • Vatican ambassador nominee will adopt 'common ground approach'

    07/23/2009 6:21:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 554+ views
    cna ^ | July 22, 2009
    Dr. Miguel Diaz Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2009 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- Dr. Miguel Diaz, President Obama's nominee to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, spoke at his confirmation hearing this morning in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In his remarks, Diaz pledged to "embrace President Obama and Secretary Clinton's diplomatic vision of leading through active listening and learning from others to seek common ground."Before delivering his remarks, Diaz was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who described him as "a faithful Catholic...a gifted theologian...a respected scholar...a natural teacher...and a dedicated bridge-builder." According to...
  • Truth and Heresy [Catholic Democrat is an oxymoron]

    07/22/2009 10:06:47 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 57 replies · 987+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7/22/09 | Lisa Fabrizio
    ...Newsweek eagerly published a hit piece by...Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, in which she sees fit to lecture Mother Church in the person of the Holy Father...[I]t is a mostly rambling and predictable litany of the accusations against the Church by one who is obviously outside of it.
  • Meet Obama's Public Relations Chief for Catholics

    07/16/2009 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 8 replies · 410+ views
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | 15 July 2009 | Peter J. Smith
    If President Barack Obama needed to nominate a Catholic public relations chief, he would have to look no further than Mark Linton, director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives within the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to US News and World Report, Linton has become the most important Catholic advisor to Obama, carrying on a role that began during the presidential campaign, and has thus far culminated in a successful diplomatic encounter with Pope Benedict XVI. Securing the support of American Catholics, most of whom have historically identified themselves with the Democratic Party, has always...
  • White House: New Catholic Surgeon General Supports Obama Abortion Agenda

    07/16/2009 7:47:08 AM PDT · by topher · 41 replies · 1,659+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Wednesday July 15, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday July 15, 2009 White House: New Catholic Surgeon General Supports Obama Abortion Agenda By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A White House spokesman appears to have settled confusion on the position of Surgeon General nominee Dr. Regina Benjamin by saying that the doctor, though widely considered a devout Roman Catholic, supports President Obama's agenda on abortion.White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said in a Miami Herald report yesterday that Benjamin "supports the president's position on reproductive health issues." Earlier this year Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explicitly confirmed that for the Obama administration the term "reproductive health" includes abortion....
  • Catholic Media Mutiny

    06/12/2009 2:42:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 219+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 6/11/2009 | Louie Verrecchio
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the faithful had ready access to reliable media sources that consistently present news items and important issues truthfully and completely, while also communicating the authentic doctrine of the faith so dependably that Catholics could receive the information they relay with complete confidence? The Second Vatican Council thought so. In the Decree on the Media of Social Communications, Inter Mirifica , the Council Fathers spoke of the “inherent right of the Church to have at its disposal media as necessary or useful for the instruction of Christians, and all its efforts for the welfare of souls”...
  • Not all Catholics think alike on abortion issue [Nauseating CINO barf alert]

    06/07/2009 7:32:01 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 11 replies · 494+ views
    The Island Packet ^ | June 7, 2009 | Charlie Davis
    Letter to the Editor of The Island Packet: On June 5, you printed a letter that reflected only one side of what Catholics believe about abortion. It used emotive language that really does damage to the pro-life cause. This letter said: "With pro-abortionists, you are compromising the truth" ... "legalized abortion kills babies." I don't know any Catholic who is "pro-abortion." I do know a lot of Catholics who, unlike our bishops, do not think that contraception is "intrinsically evil." We Catholics use contraception to increase love in our marriages and want it to be available to the public to...
  • President Obama Names Head of Fake Catholic Pro-Life Group to Top HHS Post

    06/06/2009 9:53:41 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 1,045+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/5/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama has rewarded the head of a fake pro-life Catholic group that was responsible for misleading voters about his abortion position to a top Health and Human Services post. The nomination is seen as political payback for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG).Obama named former CACG executive director Alexia Kelley to head the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services.Kelley is also a former advisor to the John Kerry presidential campaign and Kerry is a strong abortion advocate.CACG came under fire from pro-life groups...