Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
State law requires all Texas shelters to sterilize animals that are being adopted and mark them with a tattoo or implant a microchip saying the procedure has been done. Most shelters are using microchips because it also IDs the animal. The law went into effect in 2006.
"It's one more tool to get the animal home. First and foremost, it's about reuniting the animal and the owner," said Paul Curington, operations manager for Dallas Animal Services. "But you can look at that microchip as an enforcement tool. It's a way to drive responsibility into someone."
A few jurisdictions, such as Los Angeles County, require all pets to have microchips. El Paso is alone among Texas cities in requiring them for all dogs, cats and ferrets within the city limits, said Lorenzo Hinojos, the city's animal regulation and disease control supervisor.
"It's a great idea," said Jay Sabatucci, president of the Texas Animal Shelter Coalition. "It's a relatively new idea, but I can see that coming in more places."
Most animal control officers carry scanners with them. [OUR FUTURE? Policeman carrying scanners?] They can return microchipped animals home rather than impound them, which frees up space in crowded shelters, Mr. Sabatucci said.
"Most people don't understand how the shelter business works," he said. "They don't want your animal."
The shelter charges $25 to microchip an impounded animal. Officials hope to
offer the service to the public later at a reduced cost. [Money, money,
SPCA of Texas hospitals charge $28 and Operation Kindness $15. Chips implanted by veterinarians can run from $45 to $75.
READ THE INFO ON HOW THE CHIPS WORK
Lodi doesn't plan to follow Stockton microchip pet law
'Hordes' clean pound out of pet microchips
3."(Individual homosexual actions) were described...as being 'intrinsically disordered', and able in no case to be approved of...Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil; and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder. Therefore special concern and pastoral attention should be directed toward those who have this condition, lest they be led to believe that the living out of this orientation in homosexual activity is a morally acceptable option. It is not."
7."A person engaging in homosexual behaviour therefore acts immorally."
8."Nevertheless, increasing numbers of people today, even within the Church, are bringing enormous pressure to bear on the Church to accept the homosexual condition as though it were not disordered and to condone homosexual activity. Those within the Church who argue in this fashion often have close ties with those with similar views outside it...The Church's ministers must ensure that homosexual persons in their care will not be misled by this point of view, so profoundly opposed to the teaching of the Church. But the risk is great and there are many who seek to create confusion regarding the Church's position, and then to use that confusion to their own advantage."
9."The movement within the Church, which takes the form of pressure groups of various names and sizes, attempts to give the impression that it represents all homosexual persons who are Catholics. As a matter of fact, its membership is by and large restricted to those who either ignore the teaching of the Church or seek somehow to undermine it. It brings together under the aegis of Catholicism homosexual persons who have no intention of abandoning their homosexual behaviour. One tactic used is to protest that any and all criticism of or reservations about homosexual people, their activity and lifestyle, are simply diverse forms of unjust discrimination."
..."Even when the practice of homosexuality may seriously threaten the lives and well-being of a large number of people, its advocates remain undeterred and refuse to consider the magnitude of the risks involved. The Church can never be so callous. It is true that her clear position cannot be revised by pressure from civil legislation or the trend of the moment. But she is really concerned about the many who are not represented by the pro-homosexual movement and about those who may have been tempted to believe its deceitful propaganda. She is also aware that the view that homosexual activity is equivalent to, or as acceptable as, the sexual expression of conjugal love has a direct impact on society's understanding of the nature and rights of the family and puts them in jeopardy."
15."We encourage the Bishops, then, to provide pastoral care in full accord with the teaching of the Church for homosexual persons of their dioceses. No authentic pastoral program will include organizations in which homosexual persons associate with each other without clearly stating that homosexual activity is immoral."
17."All support should be withdrawn from any organizations which seek to undermine the teaching of the Church (regarding homosexual behavior), which are ambiguous about it, or which neglect it entirely. Such support, or even the semblance of such support, can be gravely misinterpreted. Special attention should be given to the practice of scheduling religious services and to the use of Church buildings by these groups, including the facilities of Catholic schools and colleges. To some, such permission to use Church property may seem only just and charitable; but in reality it is contradictory to the purpose for which these institutions were founded, it is misleading and often scandalous."
"During an audience granted to the undersigned Prefect (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger), His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, approved this Letter, adopted in an ordinary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and ordered it to be published."
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
"At Most Holy Redeemer Church Oct. 7, I noticed no protest, no demonstration, no disruption of the Sunday Eucharist," said Archbishop Nierderauer. "The congregation was devout and the liturgy was celebrated with reverence. Toward the end of the Communion line two strangely dressed persons came to receive Communion. I did not see any mock religious garb. As I recall, one of them wore a large flowered hat or garland."
In this month of the HOLY ROSARY... I beg Prayers of Reparation before the Blessed Sacrament:
O My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! And I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love you.
Prayer of Reparation
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended.
Most Holy Trinity, I adore you! My God, my god, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament!
O my Jesus, it is for love of you, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners.
We now have 10 percent of Mexico's population living in the United States as Mexican nationals. As a result, we have already become a dual country, whether we like it or not, and I don't remember that anybody was ever given the chance to vote on it.
Electing Republicans is not my priority. Electing moral Christian politicians who will remain true to constitutional principles is my goal.
My point is that there are not enough Republican Party true believers to win a national presidential election without the moral Christians brought into the GOP by Ronald Reagan.
Today, unfortunately, on issues of illegal immigration and open borders, it is hard to tell apart many Republicans from most Democrats.
If we get a Bush-Clinton dynasty extending to a Hillary Clinton presidency, we will get more globalism. But the problem is that all the top tier Republican candidates for president are themselves members of the Council on Foreign relations. So what's the difference?
CNN - King & V. Fox - Transcript
"KING: E-mail from Mrs. Gonzalez in Elizabeth, New Jersey. "Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?"
FOX: Long term, very long term. What we propose together, President Bush and myself, it's ALCA, which is a trade union for all of the Americas. And everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came. He decided to isolate himself. He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea...
KING: It's going to be like the euro dollar, you mean?
FOX: Well, that would be long, long term. I think the processes to go, first step into is trading agreement. And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.
KING: How is NAFTA doing?"
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Catholic ‘Drag Nun Bingo’ Parish, Most Holy Redeemer, Participates in San Francisco Pride Parade 2007
HEAVEN HEAR & HELP US!
"Each one was a cutout picture with wheels attached to the soles of sensible black shoes, zip-tied to a tree, fence or light post." (You gotta see the picture)
Monday, October 08, 2007
Oh, no...we certainly know who you are....GOD HAVE MERCY!
MILLER BALKS—LEAGUE RESPONDS
Bracelets could also label people as mentally ill, whereas an implanted chip is much less obvious, says Rick Rader of the Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The centre, which cares for children with Down's syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism, was in the media spotlight two years ago when it considered using VeriChip's device in a similar study on its patients, a plan that has since been put on the back burner.
Orange Grove Center VeriChip News items: NPR : Ethical Questions Raised over Implantable Chips
Tennessee Center Considers Offering VeriChip Technology, NPR's
Chips Spark Ethics Concerns