Saturday, April 21, 2007
‘Days’ pass quietly
Gay rights tension ebbs at high school-Day of Silence led to rumors, lockdown
Parents take students out of school during anti-gay bullying demonstration
Students observe ‘Day of Silence’: Reaction mixed to gay-straight club’s advocacy
National Day of Truth
Anglican leaders set to converge on N.O.; September gathering to tackle growing rift
The head of the worldwide Anglican church will meet with Episcopal bishops from across the country in New Orleans this fall, in an effort to keep the 77 million-member Anglican Communion from breaking apart over opposing views of homosexuality.
Washington National Cathedral -their 'strategic vision' for the future (pdf.file)
Opposed are conservative Anglicans in the Southern Hemisphere, especially Africa and Asia, who take a traditional Scriptural view of homosexuality.
American Episcopalians have the wealth, sending tens of millions of dollars to Anglican churches overseas. But conservatives have the numbers. Nigeria alone, headed by the outspoken conservative Archbishop Peter Akinola, has 17 million Anglicans -- seven times the United States membership.
Press Release: FUTURE OF THE CHURCH IN THE 21st CENTURY: ACCLAIMED THINKERS GATHER AT THE CATHEDRAL TO DISCUSS INNOVATION, TRADITION
During a three-day gathering in May, mainline and evangelical Christians will talk about the best practices within their ministries and how these practices are addressing a new set of cultural conditions in the 21st century.
We could say who cares this is being done in another country...but what if...is the question of the moment.
United Future New Zealand leader Peter Dunne has labelled restrictions on Communion wine being taken into prisons - and therefore the celebration of Catholic Mass - "another appalling example of political correctness gone mad".
Friday, April 20, 2007
One in 30 babies aborted for medical reasons is born alive, a study has found.
They lived for an average of 80 minutes - although in some cases foetuses survived for over six hours.
Most of the babies were born between 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, but some had been in the womb for as little as 17 weeks.
No wonder the statues of Our Blessed Mother and Our LORD weep tears of blood!
LORD HAVE MERCY!
Researchers looked at the outcome of 3,189 abortions performed on seriously handicapped foetuses at 20 hospitals between 1995 and 2004.
It showed that 102 - or around one in 30 - aborted for reasons such as Down's Syndrome and heart defects, were born alive.
Abortions are allowed to be carried out if the pregnancy is shown to have an adverse effect on the mental health and wellbeing of the mother up until the 24th week of pregnancy.
Beyond this point, the procedure is only sanctioned if the baby has a severe disability or if the mother's life is at risk.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
'Partial-Birth' Abortion Ruling a Mistake: Physicians
Rosie on Catholic Justices: 'How About Separation of Church and State?'
ADL Disappointed With Supreme Court Ruling On Partial Birth Abortion Act
Do Partial Birth Abortion Save Women's Lives?
Papers Soft-Pedal, Bury Details of Partial-Birth; NYTimes Says Term is 'Provocative'
Doctors Weigh Next Move on Legality of Abortion
Prosecutors said that Wright was jealous of the friendship VanderGiesen had with Wright's former lover and that it turned to rage that drove Wright to kidnap VanderGiesen, kill her, burn the body and cut it apart with a chain saw.
VanderGiesen's remains were found in a Sioux Falls landfill and a Minnesota ditch.
GOD'S angels will not be mocked!
St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. O, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Reactions from the other side:Ban Stands
The Politics of Supreme Court Nominations
Candidates Respond to Supreme Court Approval of Partial Birth Abortion Ban (UPDATED)
THE CASE -Gonzales v. Carhart, 05-380, and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood, 05-1382(pdf.version)