Friday, April 27, 2007

Catholic Clergy Back Burke

From Rev. John Trigilio, Jr. President-Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and Archbishop Burke will be at a Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Annual Workshop this summer.

Attleboro Catholic School Bars Same-Sex Couple From Prom

This one is going to create a buzz throughout Boston and the blogs...

The Catholic Church, anti-Semitism, and the Latin Mass

World's Roman Catholic bishops to take up anti-Semitism at 2008 meeting

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."

Other fears...this is VERY scary!

Pope to Call Bush on Ecology Sins

Cardinal Renato Martino, advisor to Pope Benedict XVI affirmed that climate change will possibly be one of the issues dealt with between the Pope and President George W. Bush.

The New Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Confirmed-President Bush & Pope Benedict XVI to meet in June

Bush meeting with Pope Benedict XVI confirmed

Concerns over Pope's Latin Mass move


YouTube - Archbishop Burke on Cardinal Glennon Benefit w/Sheryl Crow

Again - contact Archbishop Burke here.

CT Catholic Hospitals might be required to provide contraceptives to rape victims

Catholic leaders stung as rape victim bill advances

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.

Mexico City Abortion Law

Mexico City Abortion Law Will be Taken to Court by Catholic Attorneys

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.


Davis center stage in federal ID debate

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 WorldNetDaily. (I did-& Drudge too--maybe they'll post them too-hope so.)

Wis. ‘mark of the beast’:Amish worried about livestock ID number

Read the comments too....interesting.

More on Archbishop Burke's Courageous Decision

Yesterday I heard Rush Limbaugh speak about Archbishop Burke too...awesome. (it's in his 'stack of stuff'-scroll down story #4)

The "helping kids" exclamation was because he was incredulous of the event - raising money for kids while proclaiming pro-abortion and stem cell research.

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.

Catholic League's Bill Donohue offers support and gratitude-ARCHBISHOP BURKE SHUNS SHERYL CROW

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Survey studies Hispanic religious views

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...

Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist

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.

Pope Benedict XVI's Portrait & Artist

Artist asked to paint Pope adds ‘gravitas and bit of a twinkle’

I don't think he needed to add the twinkle it's already there thanks to THE HOLY SPIRIT!

Mexico City Legalizes Abortion

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.
You know PPF is quite happy over this one. Nothing like dollar signs to give you a new direction.
Our Lady of Guadalupe FORGIVE US!
Our Lady of Guadalupe pray for us!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

First groups to get ID Card - Fed. Employees

EDS Wins $66M Federal ID Card Contract

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.

Advocates of Same-Sex “Marriage” Advance Agenda in Washington, Oregon, New York, & Conn.

Rest In Peace Audrey Marie Santo

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

From Robert Novak - Partial pro-life Dems

PRAYER ALERT- Mexico City to hold landmark abortion vote

"We hope it will be a decision in favor of life and the common good. That's what we're praying for," said Catholic priest Pedro Rivera.


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!

Our Lady of Guadalupe
God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our heats, may your peace reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saint Gabriel Prayer
O God, who from among all your angels chose the Archangel Gabriel to announce the mystery of the Incarnation, mercifully grant that we who solemnly remember him on earth may feel the benefit of his patronage in heaven, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer to Saint Michael
Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Thank and Praise YOU FATHER,
Thank and Praise YOU JESUS,
Thank and Praise YOU HOLY SPIRIT!

“Get out of San Francisco!”

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.”

Issues with proposed travel cards

Canada, Mexico travel cards under privacy attack
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.

Pope, Abbas meet as Hamas breaks ceasefire

Posing as pals, drug reps sway doctors' choices

ID theft task force urges tougher penalties

China requires fingerprint for class entry at colleges

From Reuters-Scanners keep students under China college's thumb

This is bunk!

Experts worry Vatican may slight Jews in Latin mass

PRAYER ALERT - Christian Village in Iraq Bombed

Bishop of Kurdistan: “the Church in Iraq is in great danger”

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.

“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”.

Save Iraq Christians, Bishop appeals

O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee!