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  • Two Gifts of Deeper Prayer: Silence and Spaciousness

    04/13/2015 7:31:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 0-12-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Two Gifts of Deeper Prayer: Silence and Spaciousness By: Msgr. Charles PopeOne of the great spiritual battles and journeys is to get beyond, and outside our self. St. Augustine described one of the chief effects of sin was that man was curvatus in se (turned in on himself, i.e. turned inward). Forgetful of God we loose our way. Called to look outward and upward, to behold the Lord and his glory, instead we focus inward and downward, on things that are passing, noisy, troubling, and far less noble. No longer seeing our Father’s face and experiencing joyful confidence, we...
  • White House rejects media´s demand for openness, reporters slap ´bunch of spin´

    08/14/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/14/14 | Paul Bedard
    The White House blew off a demand for openness and transparency from 40 prominent media groups, offering instead a “bunch of spin” that has reporters calling for a public debate on the administration’s anti-press policies, according to a prominent journalism organization. “We need to have a discussion,” said David Cuillier, president of the 10,000-strong Society for Professional Journalists. Cuillier, in Washington to address a national convention of archivists, told Secrets that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday sent a response to a July 8 letter from SPJ and others demanding that the administration stop blocking reporter
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • "Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values" [ John Brennan]

    05/26/2010 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 510+ views - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a # Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at CSIS “Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” Thank you very much John, and I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to CSIS for inviting me back. You invited me here a little after six months after I came into this administration and I greatly appreciate the invitation...
  • White House gets 'A' for openness

    01/12/2010 10:27:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,518+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/12/10 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Under fire for backing away from a campaign promise to open up health care negotiations to C-SPAN cameras, the White House on Monday highlighted a report from a coalition of watchdog groups awarding the Obama administration an “A” for its openness. The report — released by the nonprofit groups Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters and U.S. PIRG — gave the administration high marks across the board for its various initiatives to increase transparency and reduce the power of lobbyists, both of which were key elements in candidate Barack Obama’s campaign pledge to change the way Washington...
  • White House signals openness to health compromise

    09/03/2009 6:00:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,858+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/3/09 | Charles Babington and Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON – Even as liberals urge President Barack Obama to demand bold, far-reaching changes to the nation's health care system, the White House signaled openness Thursday to compromises that might attract moderate congressional Democrats as well as some Republicans. Obama believes in "fundamental principles" about overhauling health care, top presidential adviser David Axelrod told The Associated Press, but "he's not dogmatic about how we get there." Axelrod's comments did not definitively answer how hard Obama will push for the most ambitious parts of his proposal, including health insurance for virtually all Americans and a government-run plan to compete with private...
  • Are Reformed “Evangelical” or “Evangelicals”? (Ecuminic)

    07/26/2008 7:13:28 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 38 replies · 136+ views
    Heidelblog ^ | July 26, 2008 | R. Scott Clark
    Judged on the basis of the Reformed confessions and the classic reformed of theology of the 16th and 17th centuries, there can be no doubt that the Reformed theology, piety, and practice, is evangelical. The great difficulty in this discussion is that, in our time, the word the evangelical no longer denotes what it did in the 16th have the 17th centuries. Since the 18th century, and particularly since the middle of the 19th century, the word of evangelical has come to denote what I call ”the quest for illegitimate religious experience” (QIRC). By that I mean to say that...
  • U.S. Leaders in Iraq Promise Openness, Justice in Civilian Deaths

    07/06/2006 5:56:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 252+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 6, 2006 – The top U.S. general in Iraq and the U.S. ambassador to Iraq issued a statement today expressing "heartfelt condolences" to the families of four Iraqi civilians killed March 12 in Iraq. "We understand this is painful, confusing and disturbing, not only to the family who lost a loved one, but to the Iraqi people as a whole," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., commander of Multinational Force Iraq, and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, said in their joint statement. "The loss of a family member can never be undone." The statement was issued in response to the...
  • Democrat Bridges a candidate for governor (Of CO- but he won't say why)

    06/05/2005 4:48:36 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 5 replies · 320+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 6/2/05 | Susan Greene
    Democratic entrepreneur Rutt Bridges launched his campaign for governor Wednesday during a private, semi-formal soiree at his Cherry Hills Village home. Bridges plans to file his campaign paperwork this morning. "I'm basically telling a bunch of my close friends and family that I'm in the race," said the 53-year-old political neophyte, who would not say why he is running nor reveal his campaign message. "That's not a conversation I'm willing to have yet," he said. Bridges made millions developing a software program that analyzes sound reflections from the earth to identify likely oil and gas deposits. After dabbling in venture...
  • CA: For Schwarzenegger, 'openness' in government falls short of goal

    11/14/2004 8:14:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/14/04 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - As a candidate, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised to illuminate the inner workings of Sacramento the way klieg lights bring sunshine to a movie set. No more back-room handshakes and whispers, no more money-for-favors legislating. "I will work to reform government by bringing openness and full disclosure to public business," the governor said on his inauguration day. As the former Hollywood actor marks his first 12 months in office Wednesday, his plan to usher in a new era of transparency at the statehouse remains a work in progress, even by the account of his staff. While Schwarzenegger...
  • The Admirable Openness of the 9/11 Commission: by JOHN W. DEAN (Commence projectile hurl)

    05/09/2004 8:10:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 229+ views ^ | 4/07/04 | JOHN W. DEAN
    The Admirable Openness of the 9/11 Commission: Why Charges It Is Overly Politicized Are In Error By JOHN W. DEAN Friday, May. 07, 2004 A growing chorus of Republicans and members of the conservative media has charged that the 9/11 Commission has improperly politicized its proceedings, and thus failed before even completing its work. From the floors of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal (which has opposed the Commission's investigation from the outset), there have been calls for resignation of a commissioner, charges of partisanship, and claims of...