Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Bishops alerted to U.S. probe
"Four employees of Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond, (CCR) have been fired and one supervisor with the bishops' Migration and Refugee Services agency has been suspended, according to federal sources and a secret April 29 letter written by three bishops to 350 bishops nationwide."
Court rejects EU treaty block bid
Merkel says Lisbon Treaty must be approved by all EU states UPDATE
Irish vote analysis to delay Lisbon treaty
Czechs put ratifying of EU treaty on hold
Analysis: Autopsy or resurrection at EU summit
Politics Weekly: Ode to Joy
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Update: EU - Lisbon Treaty News - PRAYER ALERT
EU consensus is that treaty can be salvaged
Declare treaty 'dead' Brown urged
European Commission head urges governments to act fast to solve treaty crisis
EU Presses Ahead With Treaty Ratification Despite Irish "No"
'Pressing ahead' is the key term for this situation...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
A 'Veil Tip' to Caoimhin for his comment and a read of this website....great info there! Check it out -"Blogging from the Bog"-see their posts on the Lisbon Treaty - Lisbon Secrets, EU Pledges Millions, & Bottom Line on Lisbon.
EU must give Ireland time - Brown
'No quick fix' to Irish No vote
EU crisis talks begin
Ireland votes No - what next?
Why politicians hate referendums - see the comments by "powermeerkat" & "MarcusAureliusII"
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
A poignant Father’s Day for Tim Russert’s family, friends
Irish leader under pressure to save treaty
"Brian Cowen is being urged to present a plan for reviving the treaty at the EU summit in Brussels this week, but he knows that if a second referendum were to result in failure it would bring down not only the treaty but his Government as well."
"EU leaders united over the weekend to insist that Mr Cowen had to show how the treaty could be saved, possibly with a rerun of the vote next year and extra guarantees for Ireland. Signs are emerging that some EU countries would consider forging ahead in a “two-speed Europe”, leaving Ireland and others behind."
Real People 1, Eurocrats 0
Irish voters have left Brian Cowen to face a hostile interrogation by his counterparts in Brussels this week
“The Irish people have spoken for the French people,” said Philippe de Villiers. “This vote signals a massive rejection of the anti-national and anti-democratic drift of the Europe of Brussels.
"Each time that people express themselves directly, their message is clear because they do not want a system that deprives them of sovereignty."
True believers could quit EU
The British are still lovers of liberty
"Kerry Chaplin, a director at California Faith for Equality, a group which fights for same-sex marriage rights, says she knows at least one Catholic priest who will be marrying people and one Methodist minister who will defy her church's doctrine and bless same-sex marriages next week.
Antonio Salas, coordinator of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics group at Newman Hall Holy Spirit parish in Berkeley, said he knows of renegade priests who have performed religious marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples."