Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
My fav. from Cardinal Biffi's book on their time in the conclave and his comments to the soon to be elected pope:
"1. After hearing all of the statements - correct, opportune, impassioned - that have been made here, I would like to express to the future pope (who is listening to me now) my complete solidarity, concord, understanding, and even a bit of my fraternal compassion. But I would also like to suggest to him that he not be too worried about what he has heard here, and that he not be too frightened. The Lord Jesus will not ask him to resolve all the world's problems. He will ask him to love him with extraordinary love: 'Do you love me more than these?' (cf. John 21:15).
The $40 million paid to the state treasury by undocumented workers would increase if more of them worked "on the books" and if the state cracked down on employers paying cash and not withholding taxes, the researchers said.
"If Iowa wants to increase state tax revenue, it can do it two ways," said Pearson. "By increasing the percentage of workers paying tax on their income or by increasing the workers' wages."
Thursday, October 25, 2007
North American Union? No chance, says US ambassador
Does this sound weird to you?
Something's not right....why isn't that an issue for our Defense Departments or our Homeland Security? Something's REALLY wrong with these statement!
There's an effort to try to get North America more prosperous to continue in the global economy, and maybe be prepared to deal with cross-border emergencies so if something happened at this bridge or the Ambassador Bridge it wouldn't shut the border down. Or with an avian flu epidemic, we could help each other out. Or make more compatible our regulations so we don't bog each other down with red tape."
More news on NAU:
John Wallace- Position Paper on NAFTA and the North American Union
( "Building a North American Community")
"The most important feature of the SPP is that it does not require congressional ratification or the passage of any federal legislation by the congress of the United States . This design places the negotiation fully within the authority of the executive branch in the United States . How else would Mexican truckers be able to begin operating in the USA over the objections of Congress, American truckers and most of the American people?"
Amero plot real, says biz columnist
Analysis- Potential plot to form a North American Union mandates a federal investigation
The Amero, The Bubble, and More (interesting analysis)
Fox in the American Henhouse, and the Second Mexican Revolution
Is a 'North American Union' in the future? Mexico, U.S. deny plan for any EU-like merger
In our view: Regional currency
Canadian/American Business Mergers Boost 'North American Union?'
Oct. 15 issue of The New American magazine (FREE DOWNLOAD pdf.file)
"The European Union is proposing a blue card to attract skilled workers to Europe in the face of an aging population and a declining birth rate."
I can't wait to hear his Schubert's Ave Maria!
WARNING - KLEENEX ALERT!
The 2nd Part:
St. Joseph's pastor, the Rev. Ron Barker, removed the books, declaring that the themes of witchcraft and sorcery were inappropriate for a Catholic school.
"He said that he thought most children were strong enough to resist the temptation," said one mother who asked that her name not be used because she did not want her family to be singled out. "But he said it's his job to protect the weak and the strong."
Want to send an uplifting note to Fr. Ron Barker at St. Joseph's Parish(Wakefield, MA)?
Thank you Fr. Barker from all mothers! GOD Bless you, your school, and parish!
FRONT ROYAL, VA — The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today remarked on an op-ed appearing in the British publication The Observer on October 21, entitled, “Britain's abortion debate lacks a moral dimension” by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
DREAM Act Fails Cloture Vote
It WILL be back. (Keeping up with this stuff is a full-time JOB!)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
FAX OR EMAIL THEM!
Shamnesty alert: Dems prepare to ram DREAM Act through with cloture vote
"10 mouse eggs on a razor-thin microchip lined with a "bed" of cultured uterus tissue."
Teruo Fujii and his colleagues believe their "womb-on-a-chip" is superior to growing embryos in the static environment of a Petri dish, the way in-vitro fertilization clinics now prepare embryos for implantation into a mother's womb. Eventually, they hope it will lead to better outcomes for infertile women.
LORD have MERCY!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Yes, I believe Our Blessed Mother is crying for all her children...most especially her priests.
Please don't cry 'Momma'...we'll make it better...we'll pray more and accept our crosses for love of HIM and YOU!
I pray and hope so!
Gautier considers the emergence of people in this role a stop-gap measure. "It's not like all parishes are going to be replaced by lay people," Gautier said. "It's to help them out until there's such a time as there's enough priests to go around."
With Minninger empowered as a pastoral minister, she's not only able to counsel church members but can pick up such duties as preaching, presiding over funerals and baptizing children when a priest isn't available.
Well apparently, she sees this for the future....hmmmm...'plan'....?
But Minninger said her family fully supports her new career, and its rewards far outweigh its challenges. "I would hope that in this position that I or anyone else in this ministry will be able to model for other people the many ways that you can serve in the church," she said. "I do see this as a part of the future of the church."
Well there ya' go....it is the 'plan'.
And since they've got no where else to go on issues...why not jump on the same old worn out issue---Allowing married priests may be group’s next goal
"Rev. Richard McBrien, a theologian at the University of Notre Dame and a longtime friend of the group"... again visits...celibacy:
There is another reason as well for reconsidering the rule, he said. In such a pool of men for whom lifelong celibacy is not a problem there is bound to be a disproportionate number of “sexually immature or sexually dysfunctional candidates,” he said. Opening the door of the priesthood to married men would broaden the pool of quality candidates, he said.
Nah....the issue is HOLINESS and Mr. Hayes hits it (DITTO!) :
Michael Hayes, managing editor of a Web site, BustedHalo.com, and author of Googling God, offered members in a workshop yesterday some of the challenges that Voice of the Faithful faces in trying to reach out to younger Catholics, particularly those in the so-called Millennium Generation, born after 1980.
In contrast to the Voice of the Faithful members, who are often perceived as more distrustful of authority, including church leaders, the Millenniums, said Hayes, are far more trusting of civil and church authority. They are more likely to get involved in helping one’s neighbor not because it’s a nice thing to do but because it is what Jesus asks of them, and far more comfortable than Baby Boomers to pray alone before the Blessed Sacrament and to seek out a priest for confession — all things the Voice of the Faithful members need to appreciate more if they’re ever going to reach a new generation.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S.- His Blog - Rifugio San Gaspare
May HIS MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD pour down
over this country and the ENTIRE WORLD!
"The problem is, the Archbishop and priest of the diocese aren’t focusing their heat on MHR, they’re taking shots at the people who caught the incident on video and who are writing about it on the internet."