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  • 'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody' (Abandoned Assisted Living Home in CA)

    11/25/2014 7:30:42 AM PST · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go. The staff at the Valley Springs Manor left when they stopped getting paid — except for cook Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez, the janitor. "There was about 16 residents left behind, and we had a conversation in the kitchen, 'What are we going to do?' " Rowland says. "If we left, they wouldn't have nobody," the 34-year-old Alvarez says. Their roles quickly transformed for the elderly residents, who needed round-the-clock care. "I would only go home for one...
  • Author: Slavery Gives US 'Responsibility' to Not Ban Flights from Liberia

    10/03/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-3-14
    David Quammen, an author of multiple books on science and diseases, including “Ebola,” and "Spillover," argued against a ban on flights to Liberia by stating the US has a “responsibility” to the nation “given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery” on Thursday’s “AC360” on CNN. Quammen first argued that such a ban would not be feasible because “it’s impossible to track them [people flying from Liberia],” and “you can't isolate neighborhoods, you can’t isolate nations. It doesn't work.” He then said, “people talk about ‘well, we should not...
  • Atheists should follow their conscience Holy Father?....Not so fast!

    09/10/2014 7:41:42 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 10, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Back in 2011, before giving the traditional Christmas blessing to the City of Rome and the world ("urbi et orbi"), Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the Child of Bethlehem as Savior. His Holiness said (in part): "He was sent by God the Father to save us above all from the evil deeply rooted in man and in history: the evil of separation from God, the prideful presumption of being self-sufficient, of trying to compete with God and to take his place, to decide what is good and evil, to be the master of life and death.." The Holy Father said...
  • Guilt-Ridden Thief Apologises Eight Years Later

    07/03/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 3, 2014 | Habib Toumi
    Shoe thief sends SR500, asks victim for forgivenessA thief with a guilty conscience has asked for forgiveness from a Saudi man whose shoes he had stolen eight years ago. The guilt-ridden thief sent SR500 in an envelope alongside the apology note. The victim, Abu Abdul Rahman,said that his shoes were stolen as he was having dinner at a wedding reception hosted by a relative, local news site Sabq reported on Thursday. In keeping with the local tradition, food is served on in a majlis and guests and hosts leave their shoes at the door. Abu Abdul Rahman said that he...
  • The Rapid Politicization of Religious Liberty and Natural Rights

    07/02/2014 9:03:52 AM PDT · by Reagan79 · 2 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 7/02/2014 | Ray Nothstine
    Political hysteria has reached a crescendo over a very defined and limited ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby with this week’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision. As many commentators have noted, including the editors at National Review, “That this increase in freedom makes some people so very upset tells us more about them than about the Court’s ruling.”
  • The Gaying of America

    05/09/2014 10:13:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    In Making Gay Okay, Robert Reilly says the ascendancy of men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) started with Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s victory over Aristotle and that once philosophy fell the triumphant march through the institutions was quick and maybe even inevitable.Reilly explains that the debate centers on the question of what is natural and not, and how to distinguish between right and wrong. He describes how the Greeks fell in love with reality when they discovered nature and that the purpose of things was knowable and unchangeable even by the whim of gods.The author writes, “A dog wagged his tail because that was the...
  • Justice Kagan, You Gotta Serve Somebody (SCOTUS on the HHS mandate)

    03/28/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 28, 2014 | Francis J. Beckwith
    No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24 – ERV)   But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
 You’re gonna have to serve somebody
 Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
 But you’re gonna have to serve somebody --Bob Dylan, “Gotta Serve Somebody” (1979)   Reading the transcript of Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases, I...
  • Jane Fonda, 76, Faces Mortality With Tears

    02/26/2014 10:10:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2/25/14 | Drew MacKenzie
    and activist Jane Fonda has revealed that at 76 she’s become increasingly aware of her own mortality – and admits that she constantly finds herself crying over "the smallest things." In an emotional and sometimes eccentric blog entry titled "Crying" on her website, JaneFonda.com, the actress says, "How come pretty things, kind deeds, sad stories, acts of courage, good news, someone’s flax of insight, all get me crying or, at least, tearing up?" Editor’s Note: Rogue Investor Exposes Secret ‘250% Calendar’. See The Trades In the blog entry, Fonda didn't reference her political activism, including protesting the Vietnam War. She...
  • Whose Conscience Should the Government Violate Next?

    01/12/2014 6:19:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Brenda Zurita
    Many of you have heard about the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns providing care for the elderly, who  are now taking on the Obama Administration over the Affordable Care Act's (ObamaCare) contraception mandate. Religious exemptions from the ObamaCare contraception mandate are often made for government-approved entities, but the Obama Administration has deemed the nuns, who work exclusively with the elderly, unworthy of an exception. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently granted the Little Sisters of the Poor a temporary injunction, so they do not have to violate their religious beliefs by offering health insurance that...
  • Four injunctions against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate (all in one day: a new record!)

    01/01/2014 11:23:57 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 1, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Is this some kind of record? On the last day of 2013 four different federal appeals courts issued temporary injunctions against enforcement of the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals acted on two different cases, Michigan Catholic Conference v. Sebelius and The Catholic Diocese of Nashville et al v. Sebelius, while the DC Circuit Court of Appeals acted in The Catholic Archbishop of Washington et al v Sebelius. Meanwhile, no less than Obama-appointee Sonia Sotomayor issued an injunction in the case of The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, Denver, v Sebelius. All in...
  • Pope: Don't have to believe in God to go the Heaven

    09/12/2013 1:29:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 125 replies
    WND ^ | 16 hours ago
    In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go...
  • Lord, Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth: Common Sins of Speech

    07/09/2013 1:47:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 8, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the greatest gifts of the Human person is the capacity to speak. It is also one of our greatest weaknesses. The Book of James says,We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect!, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, and thus we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever...
  • Former drone operator says he's haunted by more than 1,600 deaths (a soldier's conscience)

    06/06/2013 1:34:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 76 replies
    Open Channel - NBC News ^ | June 6, 2013 | Richard Engel
    A former Air Force drone operator who participated in missions that killed more than 1,600 people remembers watching one of the first victims bleed to death. [snip] Yet he recalls watching helplessly as insurgents buried an IED in a road and a U.S. Humvee drove over it. “We had no way to warn the troops,” he said. He later learned that three soldiers died. [snip] Bryant said that most of the time he was an operator, he and his team and his commanding officers made a concerted effort to avoid civilian casualties. But he began to wonder who the...
  • Protest Political Correctness on July 3, 2013: Announcing Freedom of Conscience

    05/07/2013 12:10:34 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 7, 2013 | Kelly O'Connell
    The Boston Bomb Massacre has become a cultural watermark for terrorism, self-defense and freedom of speech. Americans are now openly doubting and debating the doctrines and efficacy of the leftist cultural movement called Political Correctness (PC).
  • JUDGE OVERTURNS MO. LAW ON BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE [Shreds 1st & 10th Amendments!]

    03/19/2013 8:08:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 3/18/13 | DAVID A. LIEB
    A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law exempting moral objectors from mandatory birth control coverage because it conflicts with an insurance requirement under [Obamacare].
  • Obama: Change Coming to NFL to Reduce 'Violence'

    01/27/2013 2:02:59 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2013, 6:29 AM PDT | by Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama said if he had a son, he would have to think "long and hard" before he let him play football and suggested he--along with other football fans--watches football against his conscience. "I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football," Obama said. In an interview with the left-of-center New Republic, Obama said football will "probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence" and that may allow fans to not have to "examine our consciences...
  • President Says “Right of Conscience” Not Valid for Military Personnel (Satire)

    01/06/2013 1:42:00 PM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    Even though he signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), President Obama says he will not abide by its provision protecting military chaplains from being compelled to perform services which violate their moral or religious beliefs. “I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier’s duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted to interfere with this duty.” The genesis of the so-called “right of conscience” clause in the legislation was the desire to allow chaplains to be excused from performing gay marriages if their religious beliefs are opposed...
  • Spiritual Battleground

    07/09/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    The Social Pathologist ^ | 05-09-2012 | "The Social Pathologist"
    It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained; and even in the best of all hearts, there remains a small corner of evil.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Alexander Solzhenitsyn A big thanks...
  • Michael the Archangel shares the contradiction of BHO's mandate

    05/30/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT · by stpio · 13 replies
    Catholic prophecy ^ | May 29, 2012 | St. Michael "the" Archangel
    May 29, 2012 http://www.holylove.org/ NOVENA FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA St. Michael says: "Praise be to Jesus." "You recognize me, don't you? I am Michael, the Archangel. Jesus sends me to you once again as the need arises. As I am the Defender of the Truth, I must point out the paradox of what has become law in your country. On one hand, you are told you have the right to choose between life in the womb or abortion. On the other hand, you are told you do NOT have the right to deny anyone birth control or abortion...
  • By what right do rights trump laws?

    05/28/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-28-12 | Alan Keyes
    The headline read "3 in 4 say religious rights trump law." The article went on to explain that "In the Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll, nearly three in four Americans, 74 percent, said freedom of religion should be protected 'even if it conflicts with other laws.'" The juxtaposition of the headline and the explanation provide a perfect illustration of the way in which rights and freedoms are carelessly conflated these days, in a way that could have very damaging unintended consequences. For example, if religious freedom per se trumps other laws, what about the so-called "honor killing" permitted by Islamic law...
  • Martin Sheen: The Church is not God, man is

    04/04/2012 4:22:37 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 22 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 4, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that actor Martin Sheen is defending his position in favor of redefining marriage despite his Catholic faith, saying that "my religion's highest standard is conscience." Apparently the long-time actor hasn't spent as much time studying Catholic teaching as he has with his other endeavors. If he had taken the time to actually read Pope John Paul II's Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor, for example, he would have read that: "Conscience, as the judgment of an act, is not exempt from the possibility of error. As the Council [Vatican II, which, sadly, Sheen is also not familar with] puts...
  • Some spiritual Febreze for the Diocese of Worcester...

    04/02/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 2, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Saint Augustine, in his Confessions, Book VIII, Chapter X, describes his torment at being torn between two wills, the carnal and the spiritual, and writes, "..as yet I was bound by the iron chain of my own will. The enemy held fast my will, and had made of it a chain, and had bound me tight with it. For out of the perverse will came lust, and the service of lust ended in habit, and habit, not resisted, became necessity. By these links, as it were, forged together -- which is why I called it 'a chain' - a hard...
  • Hypocritical Criticism Of Rush Limbaugh Is No Fluke

    03/05/2012 5:53:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 77 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 5, 2012 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When the left savages the right, it's OK. When America's top conservative questions why taxpayers must subsidize the sex life of a coed, the sky falls in. Bill Maher, call your office. When the late, great Andrew Breitbart was asked in a Twitter conversation whether he'd apologize for his website's posting of a video of a speech by Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod that led to her forced resignation, Breitbart replied, "Apologize for what?" Breitbart knew the sensitivities and the hypocrisy of the left when their sacred cows and double standards were under attack. Hell hath no fury, he knew,...
  • Why should The Catholic Free Press be surprised that government is now mandating contraception?

    03/04/2012 11:40:34 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 18 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 4, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    In an editorial entitled, "Stop the erosion of religious liberty," The Catholic Free Press, official newspaper of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, laments that, "The Obama administration has embarked on a systematic effort to erode religious liberty to the point of non-existenceby attempting to restrict it solely to freedom of worship. Through administrative policies and mandates, religious liberty and freedom of conscience in the United States is under attack, as witnessed by the most recent 'accommodation.'..The Obama administration has been chipping away at the right of religious institutions to abide by their beliefs when those beliefs oppose the secularist agenda,...
  • Chicago's Cardinal Warns Of An ObamaCare Gulag

    02/29/2012 1:14:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 29, 2012 | IBD staff
    First Amendment: The ex-head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops compares the administration take on freedom of worship to the Soviet Union's and says its contraceptive mandate will force church hospitals to close. On the first Sunday of Lent, Chicago's Francis Cardinal George issued his version of the letter issued by the USCCB he recently led. It shredded assurances by the administration that things could be worked out so that religious freedom would not be impaired and painted a bleak future that just might be the administration's intent. Going a bit further than his peers, Cardinal George essentially rejected...
  • Homeschoolers can't be taught 'gay' sex sinful (in Alberta, CA)

    02/27/2012 6:32:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    WND.com ^ | 2/27/12 | WND Staff
    Homeschooling families will soon be forbidden from teaching that homosexual sex is sinful as part of their schooling program, according to the government of Alberta, Canada. Under the province’s Education Act, homeschoolers and religious schools will be banned from “disrespecting” people’s differences, Alberta Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk’s office told LifeSiteNews just last week. “Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” said Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications. “You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational...
  • Sir Trevor Phillips: Christians should be denied religious freedom and conscience rights

    02/23/2012 6:43:46 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 23, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 Sir Trevor Phillips: Christians, and only Christians, should be denied religious freedom and conscience rights Saint Thomas Aquinas explains that a law is just if it corresponds to the divine law. If civil law does conform to the divine law, then it has the power to bind us in conscience and to disobey such a law would be a sin. But human law cannot exceed the power of its human authors. Aquinas teaches that the law which is promulgated must correspond to the divine law. No human authority can declare what is morally evil to be...
  • Congresswoman Clarifies Who Is Entitled to Impose Values on Others

    02/18/2012 11:05:37 AM PST · by John Semmens · 48 replies · 2+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | John Semmens
    The recent flap over the Obama Administration’s edict that all employers must provide birth control, including abortifacients, as part of heath insurance benefits for employees has given us a “teaching moment,” says representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.). “We have established the fundamental principle that employers may not force their views on employees by refusing to cover the costs of birth control measures,” Wasserman-Schultz crowed. “The days of employer oppression of employees are over. The government has stepped in to defend the working class.” The Congresswoman dismissed complaints that the Obama Administration’s move wrongfully violates individuals’ rights to act in accord with...
  • President Obama has now clarified/modified his health mandate policy:

    02/13/2012 7:23:15 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 7 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | RedNeckoBlogger
    President Obama has a slightly different interpretation of Exodus 20:3, first of the Ten Commandments, he has now clarified his policy: When a despot (Obama) declares one “right” (too choose to kill your offspring) to be SUPERIOR to another right (worship and conscience, as per First Amendment)… we soon learn we in reality have NO RIGHTS at all (how can any "right" trump another?)! Obama’s actions are tantamount to “establishing religion” as worship of government above all other is demanded and to be forced through Federal coercion! This is not just unconstitutional, it is ANTI-Constitutional! BIG LIB, media and Obama...
  • Army Chaplains Stopped From Reading Bishop’s Letter

    02/09/2012 4:21:30 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 9, 2012 | IBD staff
    Constitution: The Air Force removes a reference to God from its logo as the Army forbids Catholic chaplains from reading an archbishop's letter to those in uniform. What's next, the crosses at Arlington National Cemetery? 'It is a blow to a freedom that you have fought to defend and for which you have seen your buddies fall in battle," read the letter from Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who leads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services to the Catholic chaplains in the U.S. military. The letter that the Army's Office of the Chief of Chaplains kept from being read to...
  • Media Defends Planned Parenthood, Not Catholic Church

    02/08/2012 2:43:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 8, 2012 | IBD staff
    Journalism: When the abortion giant's funding was in jeopardy, the media provided 24/7 coverage with a decidedly liberal slant. When the feds assaulted First Amendment religious freedom, you could hear the crickets chirp. Secular progressive bias in the media was never more evident than in the past few weeks with the difference in coverage of two major news stories — the temporary cutoff of funds from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to Planned Parenthood and the ultimatum from the Obama administration that the Catholic Church and its institutions had a year to find a way to violate their consciences and...
  • The Truth about The Church's Teaching about Contraception.

    02/07/2012 12:05:37 PM PST · by Balt · 12 replies
    Byzantine Catholic Priest ^ | 2/5/2012 | Rev. J. Michael Venditti
    When Vatican I defined the personal infallibility of the Pope, it was understood by the Fathers of that Council that the teaching was incomplete: the council fathers knew that, at some time in the future, the teaching would have to be completed to address the authority of the Ordinary Magisterium as well. That task was left to Vatican II. One of the forgotten teachings of Vatican II was its definition of the infallibility of the Ordinary Magisterium: namely, that the Pope doesn't have to declare something ex cathedra in order for it to be considered infallible; that the Church's ordinary...
  • Catholic Bishops Reject Obama’s Surrender Terms

    02/02/2012 5:49:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 2, 2012 | IBD staff
    1st Amendment: Catholic bishops on Sunday issued a response to ObamaCare's mandates on providing contraception in violation of conscience and religious freedom. The message was simple: We will not comply. It was hardly a profile in courage when the Obama administration, hoping to kick the issue down the road past the November election, announced last Friday that Catholic hospitals and other religious institutions will have an extra year to comply with a new requirement that most health plans provide contraceptive benefits at no cost to their members. On Sunday, America's Catholic bishops in an open letter to their parishioners and...
  • Obama's Assault on Religious Conscience (Time for all good Catholics to unite against his policies)

    01/31/2012 5:10:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2012 | Jim Yardley
    The Catholic Church has taken a rather strong stand in opposing the Obama administration's requirement that the church provide contraceptive medicine and treatments as a required component of Obamacare. Apparently the administration is in accord with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in shrugging off concerns about the "conscience thing" that has forced the Catholic Church to denounce this policy from the pulpit during Mass on this past Sunday all over America. The government is requiring the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, and the congregants who are devout Catholics, to fund such contraceptive medicine for all lay employees of Catholic grammar...
  • We Are All Abortionists Now (If Obamacare is allowed to stand. This clash was intended)

    01/30/2012 6:59:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2012 | By James C. Capretta
    The decision last week by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reject the appeals of scores of religious leaders and retain a very narrow “religious” exemption from Obamacare’s so-called contraception mandate has ignited an uproar among Catholic leaders, as well it should — because it’s hard to fathom a government dictate more offensive than this one. Here’s how we got where we are: Obamacare includes within its massive delegation of power to the federal government the authority to define what constitutes “preventive services” that must be covered by all health-insurance plans sold and purchased in the United States,...
  • Following The Truth: Confession – Is It Still Necessary? (Catholic or Open)

    12/28/2011 10:49:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 84 replies
    CE.com ^ | July 28th, 2009 | Gary Zimak
    Confession – Is It Still Necessary? July 28th, 2009 by Gary ZimakOne of the harsh realities facing the Catholic Church is the fact that many of her members no longer receive the sacrament of Confession on a regular basis. For one reason or another, many Catholics don’t feel the need to go to Confession. Let’s look at some of the common objections and discuss why the sacrament of Confession is still as relevant today as it was when Jesus instituted it 2000 years ago. “I confess my sins directly to Christ. Why do I need to go through a ‘middle...
  • Catholic Caucus: Pelosi blasts Catholics on abortion: they ‘have this conscience thing’

    11/22/2011 2:09:25 PM PST · by topher · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com | November 22, 2011 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi blasted Catholics for fighting for the right not to perform or fund abortions, describing their abhorrence for supporting abortions as “this conscience thing,” in remarks to the Washington Post. Last month, during a debate in the House over a bill to stop abortion funding in the health care bill and to strengthen conscience rights on abortion, Pelosi had described the bill as “savage,” claiming that it would allow doctors to let women “die on the floor” because they could refuse to perform an abortion. In her...
  • A Portrait Of The Conscience of A Liberal

    10/27/2011 4:46:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-26-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • The conscience of conservatism.

    10/05/2011 7:19:03 PM PDT · by nathanbedford · 102 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 6, 2011 | Nathan Bedford
    Sarah Palin's true role will be revealed in her next contribution to conservatism. The first token will be seen in her participation in primaries on behalf of conservatives against rinos. After the election, assuming a Republican president and a Republican Senate, look for Sarah Palin to assume the role of the conscience of conservatism. When Sarah Palin burst onto the national scene she was reflexively and viscerally loathed by the left. The left's reaction was visceral in the sense that it was not cerebral. They loathed Sarah Palin, they could do no other, and they did not even know why....
  • Burglars Feel Bad, Return Stolen Property

    09/01/2011 12:36:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29048965/detail.html ^ | 9/1/2011 | Jay Ditzer/WLKY.com
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two people have been charged with burglary after police said they stole property but later returned it because they felt bad. According to arrest records, 24-year-old Eugene Carrier Jr. admitted to police that he unlawfully entered a home on Driftwood Drive and stole property. Police said 21-year-old Katherine Hunt waited outside. Carrier gave the stolen items to Hunt and they drove away together, police said. Hunt said that a few days later, they returned the stolen items to the victim because they felt bad about what they had done, according to arrest records.
  • First Confession Guide for Adults [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/05/2011 8:25:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 32 replies · 3+ views
    Self | April 5, 2011 | Mrs. Don-o
    Adult First Confession Candidates (preparing for Confirmation/First Communion), you need to go to confession sometime this Lent, that is, before the Easter Vigil. The Elect (preparing for Baptism), you don’t have to go to Confession this Lent, because Baptism itself washes away all sins. But sometime after Baptism, you should think about going to Confession, since regular Confession is an excellent habit to get into. Baptism --- by God’s grace -- makes you clean. Confession--- by God’s grace--- helps you stay that way. 1. Absolutely commit to doing it. Set a date. Put it on your calendar (in ink!) And...
  • Rick Santorum: Sharia is "evil" and "incompatible with American jurisprudence and our Constitution"

    03/13/2011 2:43:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 12, 2011
    Santorum is going to get a lot of heat for this. When the Islamic supremacist tools in the mainstream media challenge him on it, he should ask them if they think the death penalty for apostates, stoning for adultery, amputation of the hand for theft, the denial of the freedom of speech, and institutionalized second-class status for women and non-Muslims is not evil. They will then, following some smooth Islamic supremacist deceiver, claim that those things are not part of Sharia; Santorum should then challenge them to name one Muslim country that has ever implemented Sharia without implementing those measures,...
  • Did "Conscious Dreaming" Cause a Psychotic Break? ("Conscience dreams were a great study" -Loughner)

    01/09/2011 6:55:06 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 91 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | May 1996 | Robert Moss / Wikipedia
    Booklist review of "Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life," by Robert Moss, on Amazon.com: This is more and better than just a book about how to remember and understand dreams, although it is that kind of book and as good as any such recently published. Moss covers all the expected terrain, from how to train the mind to recall its nightly narratives, through how to unravel meaning from them, to how to start and sustain a dream group. But his book excels because he extends its purview to include shamanic dreaming, dreams of dead loved ones, healing dreams,...
  • Cain Strikes Again...Egypt

    01/03/2011 9:50:11 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 73 replies
    01-04-11 | Bill Randles
    In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.( I John 2:10-12)Cain and Abel were brothers. Both of them were strict Monotheistic worshippers also. But that is where the similarity...
  • The Weaker Christian (From the Series: 1 Corinthians, Christians Gone Wild)

    12/14/2010 12:01:21 AM PST · by streetpreacher
    Mars Hill Church ^ | May 28, 2006 | Mark Driscoll
    A brush of idealism paints the 1st-century church as a nostalgic example of community and perfection. The congregation in Corinth, however, was anything but ideal. Rather than sharing their possessions, the Corinthians would sue each other to get more stuff. Rather than eating meals together, the Corinthians would cut in line during communion to get drunk off the wine. And rather than communal singing, the Corinthians had communal sex. I’m A.J. Hamilton with Mars Hill Church in Seattle. In this sermon series, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches on the letter known as 1 Corinthians, which the Apostle Paul wrote to untangle...
  • Woman Who Stole a Plant Apologises 20 Years Later

    10/11/2010 5:18:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | 10/10/10
    A woman, who helped a barbershop owner steal an Adenium plant from a family 20 years ago, bought an Adenium plant and secretly returned it to the family together with an apologising note out of deep regret. The incident took place in Aulong New Village on 6 October 2010. According to plant receiver Wu Jiajia, he found a plant and a note left in front of the backdoor of his house when he returned home with his wife and children. In the note, the person who returned the plant wrote that she was 11 years old and was working in...
  • Washington State Capitulates, Recognizes Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

    07/08/2010 9:49:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    CE ^ | July 8, 2010 | The Becket Fund
    This afternoon, less than two weeks before the start of a civil rights trial in Tacoma federal court, attorneys for the State of Washington told a federal judge that the State would seek to create new rules for pharmacists with conscientious objections. The new regulations would give the plaintiffs in the lawsuit–the owners of Ralph’s Thriftway pharmacy and two pharmacists–what they’ve wanted all along: the right to refuse to stock or dispense Plan B (the so-called “morning after pill”) based on their conscientious objection.This is an enormous about-face for the State, which has for several years maintained that it had...
  • The Electronic Conscience

    05/16/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 16 May 2010 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    What is the impact of the current forms of gathering and transmitting information from person to person? Can people be affected by communications they don't use, or even know how to use? There were five of us around a table in church this morning. All of us used the internet at least somewhat. Most of us did not use Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. Our uses of the photo and video capacities of this generation of cell phones, fell someplace in the middle. But with some thought, the answer was clear. Whether or not we use these means of communication, they...
  • Stabbed hero dies as more than 20 people stroll past him (Bloomberg's NYC)

    04/24/2010 6:02:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies · 2,577+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/24/10 | IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON, JOHN DOYLE and DAN MANGAN
    A heroic homeless man, stabbed after saving a Queens woman from a knife-wielding attacker, lay dying in a pool of blood for more than an hour as nearly 25 people indifferently strolled past him, a shocking surveillance video obtained by The Post reveals. Some of the passers-by paused to stare at Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax last Sunday morning and others leaned down to look at his face. He had jumped to the aid of a woman attacked on 144th Street at 88th Road in Jamaica at 5:40 a.m., was stabbed several times in the chest and collapsed as he chased his...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DOUBTFUL CONSCIENCE, 04-21-10

    04/21/2010 8:28:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 76+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-21-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DOUBTFUL CONSCIENCE A state of mind when it cannot certainly decide for or against a course of action and leaves the person unsure about the morality of what one is to do, or what one may have done. One sign of a doubtful conscience is that it gives rise to a positive judgment with a prudent fear of being wrong, or more commonly to a negative judgment in which the person does not know whether an act is lawful or not. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal...