Friday, April 27, 2007
Other fears...this is VERY scary!
The 60-page document, which was approved by Pope Benedict XVI, outlines the suggested topics and includes a questionnaire to be answered by local bishops.
After asking if priority is given to dialogue with the Jews, the questionnaire calls on bishops to investigate the use of biblical texts to "ferment attitudes of anti-Semitism."
Again - contact Archbishop Burke here.
A compromise plan to have outside nurses give emergency contraceptives to rape victims at all Connecticut hospitals won state Senate approval Wednesday despite its rejection by Roman Catholic hospitals.
A lay group for Catholic attorneys is planning to take the new law allowing abortions up to 14 weeks of pregnancy in the Mexican capital to court once the city's mayor signs it into law. The College of Catholic Lawyers plans to file a formal complaint with an international court.
UPDATE: National Town Hall - DHS RealID Webcast on May 1, 2007 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific Time, 12 PM-4 PM Central Time, 1 PM to 5 PM
'Veil Tip' to Real ID Watch for the webcast info.
The hearing, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in Freeborn Hall at UC Davis, is the nation's only open meeting on REAL ID, which sets national standards for driver's licenses and identification cards. It is being run by the state Department of Motor Vehicles at the Department of Homeland Security's request.
I wish that there were representatives from other cities and states that could attend. I wish I was attending. Why not alert your CA family and friends. Better yet...email WorldNetDaily. (I did-& Drudge too--maybe they'll post them too-hope so.)
The "helping kids" exclamation was because he was incredulous of the event - raising money for kids while proclaiming pro-abortion and stem cell research.
Catholic League's Bill Donohue offers support and gratitude-ARCHBISHOP BURKE SHUNS SHERYL CROW
Helping kids! You have to admire this man's willingness to stand for principle, and I wanted to pass the story on to you as a means of noting his principle and courage in this -- Archbishop Raymond Burke.
Once again, practicing Catholics who do not live in St. Louis are envious of the privileged position that Catholics in that wonderful city enjoy. Time and again, Archbishop Burke has proven to be one of the most prominent voices of moral clarity inside and outside the Catholic Church in the United States.
Why not offer a note of thanks, prayers, and support to Archbishop Burke
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The bilingual survey involved 4,600 interviews from August to October last year and is billed as one the most detailed looks ever at Hispanics and U.S. public life. It has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.
The survey also found that 54 percent of Hispanic Catholics identified themselves as charismatic, compared to about 12 percent of non-Hispanic Catholics.
Though definitions differ, charismatics generally emphasize an intense personal experience with God and believe the Holy Spirit can work through speaking in tongues, healing and prophecy.
Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, said this brand of Christianity, mostly associated with evangelicals, attracts Catholics who don't feel a strong connection with God through the traditional Mass.
"This is introducing a new way to worship, a new way of being the church," Lugo said. "You could call it bringing the fiesta spirit into the Catholic church."
Lugo said Catholic leaders will be challenged to incorporate clapping, shouting and even speaking in tongues into worship, a potential point of conflict in an institution that cherishes tradition. Those issues will be brought into relief next month when Pope Benedict XVI visits Brazil, the world's most populous Catholic country, where Pentecostals are making inroads.
We shall see...
O God, you gave blessed Mark the evangelist the grace and the gift of perservance of preaching your gospel. Grant that we may be guided by his wisdom to walk in the footsteps of Christ and that we may be always receptive and gifted the grace to accept your WILL in all things. Assist us O Holy Spirit in all our activities drawing all to HIS LIGHT and HIS TRUTH. AMEN.
I don't think he needed to add the twinkle it's already there thanks to THE HOLY SPIRIT!
The bill, approved 46-19, with one abstention, will take effect with the expected signing by the city's leftist mayor. The new law will require city hospitals to provide the procedure in the first trimester and opens the way for private abortion clinics. Girls under 18 would have to get their parents' consent.The procedure will be almost free for poor or uninsured city residents. Mexico City is a federal district similar to Washington, D.C., with its own legislature. The district includes the capital and its suburbs and is home to about 20 million people.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The General Services Administration has chosen Electronic Data Systems Corp. to supply new identification cards for federal employees and contractors in a deal worth $66 million.
The contract is part of a multibillion-dollar program to issue ID cards using digital technology, such as biometrics, to all federal employees and contractors by October 2008.
O MARY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN PRAY FOR US WHO HAVE RECOURSE TO THEE!
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE please intercede for us and all of North Amercia most especially for ALL your children in MEXICO! All heavenly assistance is NEEDED NOW- ALL THE CHOIRS OF ANGELS assist us please and every SAINT please hear and take this petition to the throne of OUR LORD!
Appeals court asked: Did San Francisco Board of Supervisors violate First Amendment when it adopted resolution bashing the Catholic Church?
Was the San Francisco Board of Supervisors constitutionally justified in passing an explicitly anti-Catholic resolution, adopted March 21, 2006, which labeled the Vatican a “foreign country” whose moral teachings are “hateful,” “insulting and callous,” and “insulting to all San Franciscans”?
Federal Judge: Catholic Church’s Position Against Homosexual Adoptions Justifies Government Hostility Towards Church
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center, observed, “Judge Patel clearly exhibited hostility toward the Catholic Church. During oral argument and in her written decision she claimed that the Church ‘provoked the debate’ by publicly expressing its moral teaching, and that by passing the resolution the City responded ‘responsibly’ to all of the ‘terrible’ things the Church was saying. This judge attempted to rationalize the evocative rhetoric and venom of the resolution which are sad reminders of Catholic baiting by the Ku Klux Klan.”
The passport cards are billed as a response to widespread demand for a lower-cost passport alternative from people who live in border communities and, like all Americans, are expected to be required to begin showing passports at land and sea border crossings beginning next year. (Similar requirements for air travel took effect earlier this year.)
I believe I already received my 'chipped' passport.
“Find a way, a means to save us, the Church in all of Iraq is in great danger, we beg the Vatican to help us bring our voice to the world”.
There are numerous children and Dominican nuns among the wounded from yesterday’s suicide bombing of the Christian village of Tell-el-skop, north east of Mosul. Suicide attacks targeting the North of the country have sounded the alarm for religious leaders, who now ask the Holy See for help.
Save Iraq Christians, Bishop appeals