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  • Female VICAR causes stir with obscene car sticker

    08/08/2013 2:43:57 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8 August 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    A female CofE vicar yesterday insisted she has not sinned against God by putting an obscene bumper sticker reading 'WTFWJD' on the back of her car. The Reverend Alice Goodman stuck the sticker, standing for ‘What The F*** Would Jesus Do?', on the back of her red Subaru Legacy - sparking outrage from members of her parish. But the Reverend insists the sticker is harmless and even the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was happy to accept a lift in her car in the past. The sign - a play on the Christian motto ‘What Would Jesus Do?’...
  • The Fiscal Cost of Unlawful Immigrants and Amnesty to the U.S. Taxpayer

    05/06/2013 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D.
    Executive Summary Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. Government provides four types of benefits and services that are relevant to this issue: Direct benefits. These include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Means-tested welfare benefits. There are over 80 of these programs which, at a cost of nearly $900 billion per year, provide cash, food, housing, medical, and other services to roughly 100 million low-income Americans. Major programs include Medicaid, food stamps, the refundable Earned Income Tax Credit, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, and Temporary Assistance for Needy...
  • Bipartisan immigration reform plan will cost trillions

    02/15/2013 11:48:37 AM PST · by Pelham · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2013 | Caroline May
    Robert Rector, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, expects the bipartisan immigration reform proposal, which includes a path to citizenship, will end up costing taxpayers more overtime than the trillion-dollar calculations he testified to during debate over the 2007 immigration reform bill. “[The proposal] seems to be virtually identical to the 2007 bill and would be extremely costly to the U.S. taxpayers,” Rector told The Daily Caller in a Wednesday interview. “Granting amnesty or legal status to illegals will generate costs in Medicare and Social Security alone of $2.5 trillion above any taxes paid in.” According to Rector,...
  • Fallout From ACORN Scandal May Hover Over Other Community Groups (LaRaza!)

    09/16/2009 4:46:18 PM PDT · by AuntB · 48 replies · 3,369+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 15, 2009 | Fox News
    As ACORN grapples with a scandal that in recent days has led the Census Bureau to sever ties and the Senate to block housing funding , other groups with similar stated goals are left to wonder how the fallout might affect them. But the group is on its heels after conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp released hidden-camera videos .... The Senate voted 83-7 Monday to block Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN. ....Housing and Urban Development Department ... provides funding to 25 groups that, like ACORN, have a national profile and similar...
  • Cathedral rector’s priestly journey began with early conversion

    07/02/2009 5:29:57 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 4 replies · 882+ views
    The Catholic Sun ^ | July 3, 2009 | By Joyce Coronel
    Fr. Rob Clements was just 10 years old when he discovered the beauty of the Catholic faith. He had been riding his bike in Sacramento when he stumbled upon a large Catholic church. Leaving his bike parked outside, he entered to find a priest in the midst of the concluding rites for a funeral. “It was just spectacular,” Fr. Clements said. “I saw the casket with the black cover on it and the crosses. The priest incensed the body and I was just blown away with this.” When he headed back outside the church, he discovered his bike was gone....
  • Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years

    05/17/2006 5:59:07 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 27 replies · 693+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 5-15-06 | Robert Rector
    If enacted, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S.2611) would be the most dramatic change in immigration law in 80 years, allowing an estimated 103 million persons to legally immigrate to the U.S. over the next 20 years—fully one-third of the current population of the United States.
  • For St. Patrick's New Rector, an Old Rite: Making Crosses of Ash (Great Photo Essay!)

    03/03/2006 10:38:48 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 476+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | Michael Luo
    The Rev. Robert T. Ritchie, the freshly appointed rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, woke up at 3 a.m. in his old rectory in the Bronx yesterday to make sure he made it to Ash Wednesday services at his new church on time. "I couldn't take any chance that I'd be late," he said. A few weeks ago, in a move that surprised many in the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Edward M. Egan moved Father Ritchie, 60, from a parish in Kingsbridge Heights to St. Patrick's Cathedral, one of the nation's most exalted houses of worship. For a priest who...
  • Monsignor Eugene Clark's Side Of The Story

    08/18/2005 2:08:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 4,338+ views
    CBS ^ | August 18, 2005
    Monsignor Eugene Clark has kept a low profile since the scandal broke last week, but now says nothing improper happened in that hotel room. You'll recall that Clark, the former rector at St. Patrick's Cathedral, is accused of having a long-running affair with his secretary, Laura DiFilippo. In July, the two of them spent five hours together at the White Sands Motel in Amagansett, caught on video by a private eye hired by Laura's husband. But a source tells CBS 2's Tony Aiello that Clark insists nothing improper went on, saying they merely stopped to rest after a long lunch...

    08/11/2005 10:33:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 157 replies · 4,749+ views
    Open Book ^ | August 11, 2005
    The archdiocese of New York has just announced that Msgr. Clark's resignation from the Rectorate of St. Patrick's Cathedral has been accepted.
  • Episcopal rector resigns over gay bishop appointment

    08/23/2003 2:05:43 PM PDT · by schaketo · 10 replies · 313+ views
    The Casper Star Tribune, WY ^ | August 23, 2003 | Staff Writer
    CHEYENNE (AP) -- An Episcopal priest will leave his job, though not the church, over the recent approval of an openly gay bishop and blessing of same-sex relationships by the church. The Rev. H. W. "Skip" Reeves Jr., rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, announced his decision in a letter to parishioners. He is also resigning as chairman of the church's Commission on Ministry and its Committee on Evangelism and as a member of its Diocesan Council. "It's the hardest thing in my life," Reeves said. "I'm not trying to lead any band or parade or anything like that. It's...
  • Episcopal rector in Cheyenne resigns from diocesan duties

    08/21/2003 5:57:30 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 27 replies · 256+ views
    Cheyenne, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-21-03 | Fashek, Allison
    Local Episcopal rector resigns from diocesan duties By Allison Fashek Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A local Episcopal rector is stepping down from his diocesan positions due in part to concerns over the Episcopal Church's recent appointment of an openly gay bishop. Rev. H. W. "Skip" Reeves Jr., rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, sent a letter to parishioners earlier this week confirming the move. He has resigned from his posts as chairman of the Commission on Ministry, chairman of the Committee on Evangelism and member of the Diocesan Council and from his role in coordinating the...
  • Ex-Seminarian Admits Killing Rector

    05/23/2002 7:35:44 AM PDT · by SMEDLEYBUTLER · 98+ views
    CWNews via EWTN ^ | 23 May 2002 | CWNews
    23-May-2002 -- EWTNews Brief EX-SEMINARIAN ADMITS KILLING RECTOR PANAMA CITY, Panama, ( - A former seminarian confessed to killing the seminary rector, claiming he was angry about being expelled, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Marcos Musharaf was expelled from the seminary six years ago and allegedly murdered Msgr. Jorge Altafulla at his parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Witnesses placed Musharaf at the parish on Sunday where Altafulla was murdered as he prepared for Mass. Musharaf was arrested on Monday at his home. Prosecutors also said that Musharaf admitted to placing a note near Altafulla's body suggesting the priest was a...