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  • The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Two Mothers Rejoice! [Catholic Caucus]

    05/30/2013 8:10:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicMom.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | Gretchen Filz
    The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Two Mothers Rejoice! By Gretchen Filz - Posted on April 28, 2013 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Two Mothers Rejoice! At the end of May we celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  I’ve always found this feast day (which is also the Second Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary) a really fun one.  One of the ways I like to look at the Feast of the Visitation is at its most simple, human level.This is a feast day when we remember two expectant mothers who came together to celebrate...
  • "A Blessed Visitation" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, on Luke 1:39-45)

    12/22/2012 7:30:14 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 23, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Blessed Visitation” (Luke 1:39-45)It was a meeting of the moms. Two expectant mothers, one old, one young. One was six months along; the other, newly pregnant. And the fact that they were expecting was totally unexpected! Both of them were pregnant when really neither one of them should have been, under normal circumstances. But these circumstances were anything but normal. What was happening was much better than normal. This meeting of the moms was the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Elizabeth was the older woman; Mary, the younger. Elizabeth was in her sixth month; Mary’s pregnancy had just started....
  • The Visitation Report into Church in Ireland: Rebuking Culture of Dissent

    03/22/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 22, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Visitation Report into the Church in Ireland, ordered by Pope Benedict XVI, the full text of which may be found here, says "It must be stressed that dissent from the fundamental teachings of the Church is not the authentic path towards renewal." The sexual abuse crisis which exploded throughout the Catholic Church in Ireland [and elsewhere] has its origin in a Culture of Dissent. For, as Father Vincent Miceli has reminded us, "falsity is the heart of immorality." Betrayal arises in man's heart and is soon manifested in his actions which often culminate in criminal violence. But, as Fr....
  • 3 Year Battle For Parental Rights - Mother vs Former Girlfriend (Amazing story)

    06/10/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 31 replies
    610 AM WTVN eadio ^ | 6/9/2011 | Unknown
    The following was provided by Chuck Douglas - Talk Show Host for WTVN 610 AM Radio in Columbus, Ohio. JULIE SMITH CASE IS FINALLY MOVING FORWARD I have had Julie on the show a couple of times. I got this press release today. Pay particular attention to the next to last paragraph. For Immediate Release June 10, 2011 Mother Sentenced to Jail Vindicated by Appeals Court On June 9, 2011, the Tenth District Court of Appeals for Franklin County vindicated the Mother of a seven-year old child who was sentenced to jail twice for refusing to comply with multiple invalid...
  • Minn. parents who pleaded guilty to chaining son, 5, to bed are denied visitation rights.

    05/28/2011 11:01:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/28/11 | AP
    DEXTER, Minn. - The Dexter parents who pleaded guilty to chaining one of their sons to his bed have been denied visitation rights. Thirty-three-year-old Brian Dale Miller and 26-year-old Charity Lynn Miller requested visitation with the younger of their two sons Friday. They both pleaded guilty earlier this month to gross misdemeanor false imprisonment. They were accused of chaining their 5-year-old son to his crib and withholding food and access to the bathroom from him and his 8-year-old brother.
  • Mary's Visit to Elizabeth in Luke 1, Ark Imagery and the Early Fathers

    12/14/2010 10:40:33 AM PST · by Mighty_Quinn · 33 replies · 3+ views
    www.TheSacredPage.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Michael Barber
    Patristic sources often link Mary, the mother of Jesus, to ark of the covenant imagery. Where did this tradition originate? At first glance, it might be suspected that such language is merely the result of reckless allegorization. After all, the New Testament never links Mary with the ark. . . right? Here I want to make the case that the imagery of Mary as ark can be found in LukeÂ’s Gospel. In particular, I want to look at a story relevant to the Christmas season: Luke's account of the Visitation, i.e., Mary's visit to Elizabeth. The story is rich in...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (Patristic Rosary)

    10/02/2010 3:56:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/2/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with:2nd Joyful Mystery: The VisitationCommenting on Luke 1:39-45, the when Mary journeys to visit her cousin Elizabeth, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) speaks of the infant John, to be known as the Baptist, leaping in the womb at the sound of Mary’s voice: We see instances of leaping no only in children but even in animals, although certainly not for any faith or religion of rational recognition of someone coming.  But this case stands out as utterly uncommon and new, because it tool place in the womb, and at the coming of her...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-10, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2010 9:57:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 310+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-31-10 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2010Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Reading 1Responsorial PsalmGospel Reading 1Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16 Zep 3:14-18aShout for joy, O daughter Zion!  Sing joyfully, O Israel!  Be glad and exult with all your heart,   O daughter Jerusalem!  The LORD has removed the judgment against you,  he has turned away your enemies; The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear.  On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:  Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior;  He will...
  • Some Christian Leaders OK with Gay Hospital Visitation Rights

    04/18/2010 11:45:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 913+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2010 | Jennifer Riley
    Some Christian leaders have expressed support for President Obama’s order to extend hospital visitation and health care decision rights of same-sex couples. The leaders agree with the president that patients, whatever their sexual orientation, need their love ones by their sides and have a right to choose who they want to make medical decisions on their behalf. Focus on the Family Senior Vice President Tom Minnery said in a statement Friday that the Christian pro-family group supports the principle in Obama’s Presidential Memorandum regarding hospital visitation. Likewise, several evangelical leaders voiced support for ensuring gays and lesbians access to their...
  • Obama extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners of gays

    04/15/2010 7:28:56 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 43 replies · 1,813+ views
    washingtoncompost ^ | 04/16/10 | Washington Post
    President Obama mandated Thursday that hospitals extend visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians and allow same-sex couples to share medical power of attorney, perhaps the most significant step so far in his efforts to expand the rights of gay Americans.
  • BLUE MOON , Believe and Receive

    12/30/2009 9:21:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 53 replies · 1,648+ views
    To my Children that are ready , that are calling on me even now , I AM and shall be your breakthrough !Merely shake off all these sacred cows , Fast the Earth completely , leave within your vessel only me , So that you may walk in my fullness as one with me , Take on my likeness in Spirit and Truth , Encourage others to walk as I do , For I AM the Resurrection , The Power , The Way , And it is in The Father's lap I desire you to stay , Do not look...
  • SUCH IS MY LOVE FOR THOSE IN MY WILL (A NEW MOON )7th day \o/

    12/30/2009 8:01:18 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies · 489+ views
    SUCH IS MY LOVE FOR THOSE IN MY WILL (A NEW MOON )7th day \o/ Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 9:45:06 PM The substantiality of my wealth is in abundance that exceeds paradise for truly where ever I AM in you this quotient exists in a udepleteable manner and such is my Grace for those in my will . So watch now as I dress my children of light as Job and reward them even now for the trials and tribulations , " Yeah " the pathway of fire they have surrendered to for my name sake . Did...
  • "The Visitation and the Song of Mary, the Magnificat" (Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Advent)

    12/19/2009 8:45:54 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 496+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | December 20, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Luke’s Lead-up to Christmas: The Visitation and the Song of Mary, the Magnificat” (Luke 1:39-56)This Advent, during our three midweek services and now on this, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, we’re working our way through Luke chapter one, on our way to the Christmas Gospel in Luke chapter two. We’re calling this series “Luke’s Lead-up to Christmas,” and so far we’re looked at: “The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist” to Zechariah; “The Annunciation of Our Lord” to Mary; and “The Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the Song of Zechariah, the Benedictus.” Now today we take up the...
  • US nuns worried by Vatican inquiry

    08/09/2009 11:43:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies · 1,456+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/9/2009 | Robert Pigott
    When the Vatican began an inquiry seven months ago into the "soundness" of American nuns, it adopted a discreet approach. But as details have emerged about the investigation into the beliefs held by nuns - and of the way they worship - the disquiet and irritation felt in religious communities has started to spill into the public arena. A working paper delivered recently by the Vatican to the leaders of American nuns was interpreted by many as a sign that the hierarchy in Rome is worried about a liberal drift among them. The sisters are increasingly anxious about what that...
  • Can nuns go “beyond Jesus”?

    08/07/2009 1:53:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 918+ views
    Get Religion ^ | 8/7/2009 | tmatt
    Your GetReligionistas are big fans, when it comes to the work of Associated Press religion scribe Eric Gorski. However, there are times when it is hard to pack all of the good stuff into the small package that is the typical wire-service story.Thus, before you read Gorski’s recent report about the Vatican and the postmodern nuns — the USA Today headline was “U.S. Catholic sisters probed on doctrine, fidelity” — kindly consider the following quote from the famous 2007 address by Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Laurie Brink praising the many suns who have moved “beyond the church, even beyond Jesus” and...
  • (Catholic Caucus) Vatican taps Chaput to investigate order (Legionaires of Christ)

    07/17/2009 3:36:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 7/17/2009 | Electa Draper
    The Vatican has asked Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and four other prelates to investigate institutions of the Legionaries of Christ, a conservative religious order whose deceased founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, had been accused of sexual improprieties. Chaput is to investigate Legionaries centers in the U.S. and Canada, two of the 22 countries where the order has been active since it was established in 1941. Archdiocese spokeswoman Jeanette DeMelo said she could not speculate why Chaput was selected for this "significant responsibility." Although a few of the order's priests are in Colorado, she said, the state is not a...
  • Revelations of Heaven & Hell to 7 (Colombian) Youths [OPEN]

    07/11/2008 6:06:59 AM PDT · by Quix · 150 replies · 5,190+ views
    The international ministry "Light for the Nations" presents: Revelations of Heaven and Hell to 7 Youths Together as a group, these 7 Columbian youths were taken by Jesus Christ and shown Heaven and Hell. Hear their account of the Glories of Heaven and misery of Hell. Due to the recording, we could only record 6 testimonies, Originally transcribed from Spanish Audio, Illustrations/Pictures were added later, and were not part of the testimony, Translation help by Claudia Alejandra Elguezabal -Heaven- [Youtube.com Video] http://www.minluznaciones.org --Hell—[translations listed at the link] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --- (1st Testimony, Esau) --- 2 Corinthians 12:2 : I know a...
  • Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind (excerpts & commentary)[Open]

    06/06/2008 1:08:47 PM PDT · by Quix · 93 replies · 1,619+ views
    Dearly Beloved . . . Following are some brief excerpts from Bro Jesse's book. I've read a number of Heavenly Visitation narratives. They are all different in some respects. Some folks might think that they are so different that the individuals must be visiting a different place. I don't feel that way. There's usually some things that are essentially the same. Virtually always, there's some aspect of the narrative that some group of Christians gets all up in arms about being unBiblical. I've never found any of the more convincing narratives that way, personally. I have observed that there's virtually...
  • Freep a poll! (Should Alec Baldwin lose his visitation rights to daughter?)

    04/19/2007 3:09:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies · 373+ views
    www.tmz.com ^ | 4-19-07 | TMZ
    Should the judge terminate Baldwin's visitation rights? Yes No
  • If Enough People Speak Out, Family Law Can Be Reformed

    02/03/2007 2:55:56 PM PST · by teri in cali · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 2/2/07 | T. Stoddard
    A Divorced Dad goes to see his kids for a day of fun. But then...Can you relate to this man's plight? Are you a noncustodial dad? A noncustodial mom who deals with the exact same things? Is your husband or wife going through this? Do you have a son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, friend or coworker who you suffers the same injustices?If you click the television above you can watch the short film Any Dad produced by Rich Farr of Krights, a well-known family law reform advocate. Any Dad is receiving positive reviews on current TV.The more "Greenlights" you...
  • SEASON OF ANNOUNCEMENT - Sunday Dec. 3, 2006 -The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

    12/02/2006 1:49:54 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 421+ views
    Prayer of the Faithful | December 2, 2006
    According to the Antiochene Syriac Maronite Catholic Church SYNAXARIONThe third Sunday of the Season of Announcement commemorates another important event in the unfolding of the promises of God. Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth. After receiving such tremendous good news, Mary could have secluded herself in a life of prayer and contemplation. However, after the angel of the Lord had communicated the news of Elizabeth’s conception to her, Mary perceived it as the Lord’s will that she go to be with Elizabeth, and thus chose to share the divine life within her with another. Mary shared Jesus with others...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-06, Feast, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/31/2006 7:23:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies · 307+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-31-06 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2006 Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Wednesday 23 Reading 1Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing...
  • Have Anti-Father Family Court Policies Led to a Men's Marriage Strike?

    07/07/2002 10:55:29 PM PDT · by FreedomFriend · 210 replies · 1,653+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 07/05/02 | Glenn Sacks and Dianna Thompson
    Kathleen is attractive, successful, witty, and educated. She also can't find a husband. Why? Because most of the men this thirty-something software analyst dates do not want to get married. These men have Peter Pan Syndrome--they refuse to commit, refuse to settle down, and refuse to "grow up." However, given the family court policies and divorce trends of today, Peter Pan is no naive boy, but instead a wise man. "Why should I get married and have kids when I could lose those kids and most of what I've worked for at a moment's notice?" asks Dan, a 31 year-old...
  • UK Fathers 4 Justice 'Bedlam'

    10/25/2005 6:39:32 PM PDT · by TerryGale · 296+ views
    Misc. (see post...) ^ | Oct. 25, 2005 | TerryGale
    F4J staged a 'Bedlam' demonstration for overnight contact between children and separated fathers. Some fathers marched in robes, pjs, and sleeping caps... More here... Photos from the Friday 21st Oct 2005 F4J Bedlam Demo are here.. Multiple pages.. 156 photos... http://photos.mathews.me.uk/f4j/ #115
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-05, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/31/2005 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 3,049+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-31-05 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2005Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Tuesday 25 Reading IZep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing joyfully...
  • Children Made Fatherless By Family Courts (Important!)

    01/18/2005 10:56:04 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 13 replies · 411+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | January 12, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    One impressive vote last November second has been overlooked by the media. By 85 to 15 percent, a ballot initiative in Massachusetts approved equal legal and physical custody of children whose parents are divorced. That ballot initiative is nonbinding, but it certainly is indicative of the will of the people and the growing recognition that children are best off under the care of both parents. The initiative came out of the grassroots with a massive signature-gathering effort during the summer. The proposition appeared on the ballot as follows: "Shall the State Representative from this district be instructed to vote in...
  • Fathers Bear the Brunt of Gender Bias in Family Courts

    11/14/2004 2:25:29 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 15 replies · 809+ views
    glennsacks.com ^ | November 14, 2004 | Dianna Thompson and Glenn Sacks
    The National Organization for Women's recently released Family Court Report 2002 claims that family courts are "wrought with gender bias" against women. However, the respondents to the survey upon which the report is based were not chosen at random, but were instead self-selected from among those whom NOW calls its "constituents." If one selects a survey's respondents, one can make the survey show almost anything. For this reason, these types of Self-selected Listener Opinion Polls, commonly known as SLOPs, are viewed as junk social science by serious researchers. NOW's report sounds the alarm on women's "loss of custody through gender...
  • Deadbeat Dad Contest Bad for Kids

    10/13/2004 1:42:42 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 4 replies · 447+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    On Oct. 1, Michigan launched a new crackdown on "deadbeats"— noncustodial parents who are behind on paying child support. The overwhelmingly majority of "deadbeats" are dads. Custodial parents cheered; father’s rights groups objected. Children were caught in between. But Attorney General Mike Cox doesn’t seem concerned about keeping children as non-combatants in the war between their parents. In conjunction with the website PayKids, a site Cox established to track down deadbeats, Cox announced a contest in which children are to draw pictures "that clearly convey the message of encouraging the payment of child support." The contest’s prize: "The first 250...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-04, Feast-Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/31/2004 7:12:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 386+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 05-31-04 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2004 Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Monday 25 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IZep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has removed the judgment against you, he has turned away your enemies; The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear. On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst,...
  • Terri Schindler-Schiavo MAY & JUNE 2004 DAILIES

    05/22/2004 7:07:30 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 731 replies · 1,476+ views
    http://www.conservative-spirit.org/ | May 22, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Believers in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence: Where is Terri's independence? I'm talking about her independence to learn and to be free from her lonely room. To kick off Terri's May-June 2004 Dailies, our first article is by Deroy Murdock of Scripps Howard News Service. Let Terri Schiavo's Parents Restore Her Dignity. May 22, 2004 http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/images/columnists/deroymurdock.jpg Derry Murdock
  • Attorneys argue over questioning of witnesses in Schiavo case

    04/19/2004 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 33 replies · 401+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL ^ | 4/19/2004 | Vickie Chachere
    Attorneys argue over questioning of witnesses in Schiavo case By VICKIE CHACHERE Associated Press Writer CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The attorney for a man seeking to end his severely brain-damaged wife's life argued Monday that Gov. Jeb Bush shouldn't be allowed to gather new evidence in the case because the judge has all the information he needs to decide if the law keeping Terri Schiavo alive is unconstitutional. The governor's attorney countered that questioning is needed because lawmakers were uncomfortable with Michael Schiavo's motives in wanting to withdraw food and hydration from his wife. Those questions are central to determining whether...
  • Did angels intercede to save Reagan's life?

    03/12/2004 10:28:40 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 41 replies · 356+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 11, 2004 | Mary Beth Brown
    Book details 2 encounters in near-death experiencesTwice President Reagan faced life-threatening experiences and twice he had encounters with angelic beings who comforted him and helped pull him through his medical crises, says a new book, "Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan," by Mary Beth Brown. As Reagan was fighting for his life after being shot by John Hinckley March 30, 1981, he was having trouble breathing. His skin had turned so pale, Nancy Reagan remembers, "He was the color of paper – just as white as a sheet, with dried blood around his mouth." Reagan...
  • Judge in Language Flap Stepping Away from Case

    10/17/2003 3:19:58 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | October 17, 2003 | Cidy Gonzalez
    Judge in language flap stepping away from case BY CINDY GONZALEZ WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER The Sarpy County judge who told a Latino father to avoid speaking Spanish to his child during visitation has removed himself from the case, saying he didn't want further action of his to be attributed to an outcry over his remarks. Sarpy County District Judge Ronald E. Reagan has removed himself from the controversial case. Having concluded that stepping down was necessary, District Court Judge Ronald E. Reagan explained his earlier comment that Eloy Amador not "speak Hispanic" to the 5-year-old daughter he recently met after...
  • 'It's like a dream': Mom gets custody after 6-year fight

    10/17/2003 5:08:37 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 11 replies · 354+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Friday, October 17, 2003 | By Claire Osborn
    Mother of 2 girls is appealing 2001 child abduction conviction By Claire Osborn AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, October 17, 2003 Six years of agony for Debbie Schmidt ended in 15 minutes Thursday in a Travis County courtroom. The woman who battled courts in two states and spent a year in jail to keep her children away from their sex-offender father finally won. District Judge Jeanne Meurer awarded Schmidt custody of 9-year-old Eliana and 11-year-old Lora. "I feel like I have been raising you," Meurer said, smiling at Schmidt. The case has been in Meurer's court since the late 1990s. Schmidt, sitting...
  • Going to Extremes - Child custody and visitation rights are becoming flashpoints in our society!

    08/27/2003 4:20:35 PM PDT · by DaveRWH · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 20, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    In the last two weeks, more than 60 family court offices in Britain received hoax bombs that were apparently sent by fathers' rights extremists: perhaps by one individual. The issue of fathers' rights in the U.K. may be entering a more violent phase. If so, this should act as a cautionary tale for North America. No one was injured by the "bombs" but Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services were closed down, streets were cordoned off and businesses disrupted. More importantly, the "bombs" clearly threatened violence. An anti-terrorism team is investigating. Violence is the worst possible "strategy" for...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 5-31-03, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/31/2003 9:13:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 246+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 5-31-03 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2003Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Saturday Week 24 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Gospel Reading IZeph 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you...
  • Appeal Denied in Same-Sex Child Visitation Rights Case

    12/17/2002 7:46:57 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 237+ views
    The New York State Court of Appeals Tuesday refused to hear an appeal of a ruling that overturned the first decision in New York granting child visitation rights in a same-sex relationship. In Matter of Janis C., V-1926/99, the Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously held in May that a woman who assisted her partner in raising two children has no visitation rights. The ruling overturned Westchester County Family Court Judge Joan O. Cooney, who had held that Janis C. had become a "psychological parent" and visitation was in the children's best interests.
  • Mexican official concerned about countrymen in isles

    10/10/2002 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 17 replies · 246+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2002 | Leila Fujimori
    The consul general of Mexico from San Francisco will meet with local government officials this week about potential legal and immigration problems facing Mexican nationals in Hawaii. Consul General Georgina Lagos, whose consular office covers Hawaii, arrives in Honolulu today and will visit through Saturday. She will also meet with the local Mexican community and interview candidates for honorary Mexican consul in Hawaii. Lagos is scheduled to meet with Donald Radcliffe, district director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle; Marian Tsuji, deputy director of the state Corrections Division; state Attorney General Earl Anzai; and Abelina...