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Bishop Zubik’s friend who is a rabbi supports same-sex marriage on the basis of individual equality so he penned a great article in response to his friend, explaining the importance of marriage being between a man and woman, and how his friend is wrongly applying individual equality to marriage.  Here is the article:

 

Bishop David A. Zubik
Bishop of Pittsburgh

For a long time, three decades plus, I have been a fan of the ABC network morning TV show “Good Morning America.” Starting back in the early 1980s, from co-hosts Charlie Gibson and Joan Lunden, to current co-hosts Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, the show has been the background voice to help me get ready for my day. In the 1990s, through the kindness of our local news anchor and friend, Mike Clark, I had the grand opportunity to be in the studio and on the set of “Good Morning America” in Times Square.

Of all the features I enjoyed about “Good Morning America,” my favorite was a duet interview every Friday morning back in the ’80s that was affectionately dubbed “The God Squad.” A rabbi and a priest each week would address some news item or contemporary issue. It was so interesting to hear Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr. Thomas Hartman from the New York area bring religion to “Good Morning America.”

What prompts me to share this slant with you is that, over the past few years, a number of Pittsburghers have commented on our own “God Squad” in southwestern Pennsylvania: once again a rabbi and a priest — Rabbi Aaron Bisno of Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood and yours truly. I must admit I blush at the comparison, but like it as well.

It’s no secret that Rabbi Bisno, his wife, Michelle, and I are friends — in fact, very good friends. We have traveled to Rome and the Holy Land together. Each year, Rabbi Bisno comes to the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Paul Cathedral. Each year, I go to Rodef Shalom to commemorate the Jewish high holy day, Yom Kippur. We have shared everything from good meals to even better conversation. We trust each other with our struggles and our joys.

We both realize that, while our friendship is personal, it also means more than that. Publicly representing the Jewish and Catholic communities, our friendship is within a much larger context. We have been able to use our friendship to further enhance Jewish and Catholic relations in Pittsburgh, while working together, we hope, for the good of the whole community of southwestern Pennsylvania.

More than two individuals

Which is my whole point in responding to Rabbi Bisno’s Forum commentary Sept. 8 in the Post-Gazette. My friend, Aaron, argues support for same-sex marriage based on the concept of individual rights. “Judaism teaches that all human beings are equal, unique and of infinite worth,” Rabbi Bisno wrote, and that by refusing to accept same-sex marriage, he argues, society fails to “honor every person’s divine likeness.”

No one, I hope and pray, would argue against the infinite worth of the individual. And central to Catholic understanding is that each of us is created in the image and likeness of God. Without exception!

But the inherent disagreement I have with my friend’s argument is that he defines marriage in the context of the individual. Marriage has never been understood in faith or society as based on an individual’s self-definition. Marriage has always been defined and understood as two becoming one to create life, to create family, to create society, to create goodness through the generations. CONTINUED 

 

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Did you know that the Pope had made a “surprising change”, even a “Radical Change” on gays and abortion?  According to Newsmax he did.poperadical That’s not how The New York Times characterized his words.  According to the Times, “Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control”.  The Detroit Free Press carried that meme: “The pope, in a published interview, said the Catholic church had become ‘obsessed’ with gay marriage, contraception and abortion “.  Fox 31 reports that “Pope Francis said the church has the right to express its opinions but not to ‘interfere spiritually’ in the lives of gays and lesbians,”

Did you get that?  Don’t miss that point.  The Church is obsessed with gays and needs to lighten up.  It can “express its opinions”, but it has to stop “interfering” with them “spiritually”.  Because of course that is all the Church has been doing.  It hasn’t had anything to say about people engaging in anal and oral sex acts with others of the same sex and demanding that the rest of society endorse such acts as fertile and possibly procreative by calling such relationships marriages.  No, it has been “interfering” with their spirituality, though how the Church has been doing that remains unclear.  Has the Church been lecturing them all this time about their unacceptably gay way that they pray the rosary, make the sign of the cross, take the Eucharist on the hand rather than on the tongue, and so on?  I haven’t seen anything like that, but apparently, somehow, the Church needs to refrain from “interfering” with people’s spirituality.  Somehow spirituality is now None of the Church’s Business.  It can just “express opinions”  Ok?  Are we clear now? Good, let’s go on.  Apparently, the pope believes that the Church’s moral teaching about refraining from murdering unborn infants and tearing them out of the womb in tiny bloody pieces as well as those doctrines reserving morally approved sexual intercourse for marriage and reserving marriage for potentially procreative pairs, i.e., men and women, is a bunch of “small-minded rules” that the Church must “shake off”.  At least that’s how it was reported at abc.net.

Back to Newmax.  What, according to Newsmax, does the Pope think will happen to the Church if it does not “find the new balance” between not offending anyone ever by telling them the hard truths they might need to hear and, well, not offending anyone ever by telling them the hard truths they might need to hear?  According to Newsmax, the “Pope Warns Church Must Find Balance or Fall ‘Like House of Cards'”. If the Church doesn’t stop offending gays by telling them that two individuals of the same sex are by nature unable to make a baby together and thus their sexual union cannot be blessed as a marriage, then the Church will “fall like a house of cards”.

In an [sic] remarkable change from his predecessor Benedict, who said homosexuality was an intrinsic disorder, Francis said that when homosexuals told him they were always condemned by the Church and felt “socially wounded”, he told them “the Church does not want to do this”.

So that is a “remarkable” change, according to Newsmax (is that the same as a “surprising” one or a “radical” one, I wonder?).  Because of course that is what Benedict did, in fact, “want” to do and “want” the Church to “want” to do, right?  Wound gays “socially”?  Of course!   And now, big big change, there is a new pope and now the Church no longer WANTS to wound homosexuals socially (whatever that means).

So what happened this morning when I was faced with these headlines?  Did I quiver in fear that the pope might have become a heretic and thus we might have a heretic pope?  Hardly.  My wife Teresa and I are both far too savvy to be taken in by this garbage.  This is how I  found out about these stories: my wife was at the computer, checking her email and reading the latest headlines.  She announced, “Newsmax has really gotten what the pope said wrong.”  My response was along the lines of “What else is new?”  It’s not just Newsmax.  Every single time any pope opens his mouth to give an interview to anyone in the media about anything whatsoever, everyone in the media carries it and they all get it dead wrong.  They never distort anyone so egregiously and so consistently as they do to a sitting pope, and it is not just the secular media.  Much of the Catholic media, too!   His Holiness gave this latest interview to America, a Catholic publication, and they carried every word of it, making it easy to look at his words in context and confirm that, yes, for the hundredth time, they all got it 180 degrees wrong.  That’s because people in the media no longer simply report the news.  They make it. They no longer consider themselves reporters in the literal sense.  They are now social engineers, molding public opinion toward favored political ends.  They do not want to report what the pope is saying, they want to make the pope say what they want him to say, and they will cherry pick quotes of words and small phrases and use them very differently than the pope did.  They always do this.

Time for the Reality Check.

Q: Did the Pope change the Church’s teaching that abortion, homosexual sex acts, and so-called gay marriage are to be condemned as sins?

A: NO.   The Church’s teaching remains the same.  Sin is sin.  When the pope was asked about homosexuality, he changed the subject from the sin to the sinner, emphasizing that it is wrong to condemn the person.  Big difference.

Q: Did the Pope say that the Church has been interfering with the spiritual lives of gays and lesbians and needs to stop doing that?

A;  No no no no no no!

Here is what the pope actually said, verbatim:

In Buenos Aires I used to receive letters from homosexual persons who are ‘socially wounded’ because they tell me that they feel like the church has always condemned them. But the church does not want to do this. During the return flight from Rio de Janeiro I said that if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge. By saying this, I said what the catechism says. Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.

A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing.

This is also the great benefit of confession as a sacrament: evaluating case by case and discerning what is the best thing to do for a person who seeks God and grace. The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord’s mercy motivates us to do better. I also consider the situation of a woman with a failed marriage in her past and who also had an abortion. Then this woman remarries, and she is now happy and has five children. That abortion in her past weighs heavily on her conscience and she sincerely regrets it. She would like to move forward in her Christian life. What is the confessor to do?

We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.

The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow.

I say this also thinking about the preaching and content of our preaching. A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation. Then you have to do catechesis. Then you can draw even a moral consequence. But the proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives. Today sometimes it seems that the opposite order is prevailing. The homily is the touchstone to measure the pastor’s proximity and ability to meet his people, because those who preach must recognize the heart of their community and must be able to see where the desire for God is lively and ardent. The message of the Gospel, therefore, is not to be reduced to some aspects that, although relevant, on their own do not show the heart of the message of Jesus Christ.

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Note that when the pope refrained from condemning the “homosexual person of good will” he was, as he said, merely quoting the Catechism.  That is the very same Catechism that Benedict was quoting when he said that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.

Here is the relevant passage from the Catechism:

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

What does this mean?  It means that when Pope Francis refers to the sincere homosexual of good will searching for God, the one His Holiness does not feel qualified to condemn, he is referring to a man who is seeking, in the teeth of his homosexual tendencies which are for him, “a trial” and the cross he has to bear, living out, to the best of his ability and with the grace of God, a vocation of chastity.   That means he is not, as rule, actively seeking, but rather doing his best to avoid, engaging homosexual acts which are by their very nature disordered.   But you won’t hear that from the media, will you?  Ever?

Let’s go through what His Holiness said line by line, because I think that nothing less than that will suffice to overcome the distortions of his meaning.

“In Buenos Aires I used to receive letters from homosexual persons who are ‘socially wounded’ because they tell me that they feel like the church has always condemned them. But the church does not want to do this. During the return flight from Rio de Janeiro I said that if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge. By saying this, I said what the catechism says.”

I just dealt with that above.  No radical change here.  No change whatsoever, remarkable or otherwise, from Benedict.

“Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.”

Religion?  I thought he was talking about the Church, right?  That’s what the media said!  Well, now you know different.  He was talking about religion in general.

But he was saying that religion should stop interfering, right?   NO, and if by “interfering” you mean, telling sinners that they are sinning, that he affirmed as a right of religion.  No, the “interference” he was talking about he declared, not undesirable but impossible.  It  simply does not happen because it is metaphysically impossible.  Man’s nature makes it impossible.  Man is free.  Therefore he cannot be interfered with in that way.  Not should not.  CAN NOT.   What Pope Francis said had nothing whatsoever to do with what the Church should and shouldn’t say about gays or abortion or anything else, and when the Church expresses Her teachings in this regard, that is NOT interference.  EVER.   Not according to Pope Francis, anyway.

“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: “‘

In other words, he did what Our Lord often did: change the subject of the question.  Get to the heart of the matter that the questioner is really talking about.  The heart of the matter is that while same sex acts are sinful, homosexuals are persons, children of God, not to be condemned or shunned by the Church or society in general.

“Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person. Here we enter into the mystery of the human being. In life, God accompanies persons, and we must accompany them, starting from their situation. It is necessary to accompany them with mercy. When that happens, the Holy Spirit inspires the priest to say the right thing.”

There.  God loves gays.  God loves child molesters, within and outside the clergy.   God loves murderers, rapists, thieves, whores and degenerate gamblers.  God loves ordinary hard working people who don’t bother reading the news.  God loves exasperated Catholic bloggers.  God loves misquoted Bishops of Rome.  All of the above are sinners.  God love sinners.  That doesn’t mean sin is OK.  If the Church condemns an act as a sin, that is not done with the intention of hurting sinners, but helping them.  Get that.  Grow up.

“This is also the great benefit of confession as a sacrament: evaluating case by case and discerning what is the best thing to do for a person who seeks God and grace. The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord’s mercy motivates us to do better. I also consider the situation of a woman with a failed marriage in her past and who also had an abortion. Then this woman remarries, and she is now happy and has five children. That abortion in her past weighs heavily on her conscience and she sincerely regrets it. She would like to move forward in her Christian life. What is the confessor to do?

“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”

There.  When he said that the Church “cannot” insist only in issues related to abortion gay marriage and contraception, he was NOT saying that the Church DOES THIS AND NEEDS TO STOP!  He was saying that the Church does not do this because it CAN’T!   He was saying that in the real world, where the rubber meets the road, when a sinner goes to confession, many sins can be intertwined into one sinful life, and thus they cannot be adequately dealt with in isolation.  There are not isolated in the lives of the sinners involved, so they have to be dealt with in the context of an actual human being’s sinful life, not just in the abstract as politically charged individual issues.

But try to find the media reports with the headline, “Pope recommends that gays and women who have had abortion go to confession”.  Go ahead.  I dare you.

“The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent.”  True.  And it is liberals in the Church who consistently get that wrong, conflating abortion with capital punishment (which is not an intrinsic evil) and with the social doctrine of the Church such as the preferential option for the poor (before over-emphasizing the latter and forgetting about the former entirely).

The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.

The “moral edifice” not the Church itself, is in danger.  I agree.   A great deal of danger, but not from people who insist that the Church’s teaching on these matters will never change.  The danger is from the media, with its single-minded obsession with these matters, and the Church must not let the media set the tone.

The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow.

“I say this also thinking about the preaching and content of our preaching. A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation. Then you have to do catechesis. Then you can draw even a moral consequence. But the proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives. Today sometimes it seems that the opposite order is prevailing. The homily is the touchstone to measure the pastor’s proximity and ability to meet his people, because those who preach must recognize the heart of their community and must be able to see where the desire for God is lively and ardent. The message of the Gospel, therefore, is not to be reduced to some aspects that, although relevant, on their own do not show the heart of the message of Jesus Christ.”

If the opposite is prevailing, it is not from the Church.   If anything, priests are far too timid to focus ENOUGH on these issues, let alone obsess on them.  Again, the danger is from outside the Church, the barbarians at the gates, if they are allowed to set the term of the discussion.

Q: What about when the Pope called the Church’s teaching about abortion, contraception and gays “small-minded”?

A: He did not

Again, here is the relevant passage that is being savagely misquoted:

““The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all. The confessor, for example, is always in danger of being either too much of a rigorist or too lax. Neither is merciful, because neither of them really takes responsibility for the person. The rigorist washes his hands so that he leaves it to the commandment. The loose minister washes his hands by simply saying, ‘This is not a sin’ or something like that. In pastoral ministry we must accompany people, and we must heal their wounds.”

Where is the mention of abortion?  Birth control?  Homosexuality?   It is not there.  So why do they think that he was referring to those teachings as “small-minded rules”?  Because that is what the media thinks, and, for them, that is more important than what Francis actually thinks.

But try to find the media headline that says, “Francis warns priests not to be ‘too lax’ and not to say that ‘This is not a sin'”, as this is just as bad as being ‘too rigorist'”.   Go ahead.  I dare you.   And if they have to relate everything he says to abortion and gays, why could’t he be talking about those sins when he warned against priests being too lax to call sins sinful?

And what was the real money line that everyone missed?  In this annoyed bloggers less than fully humble opinion, it was the folliowing sentence:  “The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”

The Church’s teachings are clear.  Francis is a son of the Church.  He affirms them.  He has not changed them.  He does not want to change them.  He WILL NOT EVER CHANGE THEM!  But we don’t have to talk about them all the time!  Who is Francis saying this to?  THE MEDIA!  It is the media, not the Church, that is OBSESSED with these issues!!  Every single time a pope is interviewed he is asked about them.  Every time!  That’s an obsession.  Every time the idiotic talking heads in the media talk about the pope, and every time they bring up what we can expect from future popes, they talk about these issues.  Every time!  EVERY DAMNED TIME!   And they are so demented, so barking mad, that they think that the Church will change these teachings, all that needs to happen is the next pope has to come out and say that abortion is fine, anal sex between two men and oral sex between two  women is honky dory and we can all relax and just celebrate such relationships as socially approved marriages as long as everyone is having a great time (except the unborn babies being slaughtered, but, hey, there is no need to count them — they don’t vote or contribute to political parties and or candidates).

And it is here that I, also a loyal son of the Church and a loyal subject of His Holiness, publically express my regret that he gives such interviews.  It strikes me as inexcusably naive for him to talk the way he does when he gives such interviews, and the same was true of his immediate predecessor.  Even when he is sitting across from a sincere person and not a shark, the Pope needs to realize that the sharks are listening.  The sharks are watching.  The sharks are circling, and no matter which way he swims they will close in for the bite.  When they do, it is the Church that bleeds.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has verified that they are going to be investigating Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer funds.  GAO agreed to this after getting a petition requesting an audit of Planned Parenthood. signed by 72 members of Congress.

From Newsmax: 

In 2010, the GAO released a report that indicated significant discrepancies in Planned Parenthood’s reported spending and funding.

In the Republican-sponsored letter to the GAO, the lawmakers called on the agency to provide an update on how federal funds are being spent by organizations that provide abortion services.

“Planned Parenthood and other organizations who provide abortions are dependent on Uncle Sam, but there is no accounting with what they are actually using the money for,” said Louisiana GOP Sen. David Vitter, who along with Tennessee GOP Rep. Diane Black, is leading the push of an audit. 

Last year, clinics affiliated with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed a record 333,964 abortions and reported a record $1.2 billion in revenue generated, according to a report by Life Decisions International. 

Taxpayer funding of the organization reached $538.5 million last year and accounted for 45.2 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total annual budget in 2011-2012.

Meanwhile, the organization is under renewed scrutiny after its Texas affiliate was forced to pay a $4.3 million at the end of July to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that the organization fraudulently billed Medicaid over $30 million, according to the Houston Chronicle. 

“Federal and state auditors and investigators have specifically tabbed Planned Parenthood affiliates with at least $12.5 million in waste, abuse and ‘fraudulent overbilling’ of taxpayers. Former Planned Parenthood employees and others allege many millions more,” Casey Mattox, a lawyer for Alliance Defending Freedom, said after the settlement. 

The alliance group has filed lawsuits against Planned Parenthood and has produced a report that it claims tracks the organization’s waste. 

It’s about time.  This investigation is way past due.  Citizens should not be funding an abortion provider via taxes.  If persons want to commit murder and support that immoral cesspool then they should do that on their own dime. Not using taxpayer’s money.  And certainly not misusing taxpayer’s funds.  Planned Parenthood needs to be held accountable for fraud or the misuse of taxpayer’s funds.

 

 

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So the U.K. is tolerant of Jihadists and Muslims who spew Jihadist hate but two outspoken people who stand up for freedom and speak out against Jihadist violence and Sharia are banned. The U.K. has become a nation of dhimmitude. I pledge to NEVER be tolerant of evil. It’s too bad that the U.K. and other nations didn’t learn from the history of WWII.  Are the U.K. and other nations across the globe doomed to repeat history and land us into WWIII? Everyone should be proud to be against Muslim Jihadists like the people who were against the Nazis during WWII.

The Camp Of The Saints

‘[T]he nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead’.

—Pam Geller and Robert Spencer

If the patient is not dead, it certainly is Stage IV terminal.

From the BBC, we learn [tip of the fedora to the Drudge Report]:

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America.

They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.

A government spokesman said individuals whose presence "is not conducive to the public good" could be excluded by the home secretary.

He added: "We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form."

Sounds like the Home Secretary, The Right Dis-Honorable Theresa May, MP, is afraid to allow-in views that challenge her pathetic Dhimmitude, or the wretched Dhimmitude of the Cameron Government.

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I have been dealing with a bad headache and stomach issues today so I am posting some links to articles and blog posts which I recommend you read.

 

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Ecumenism and Canon Law 

Huelskamp Moves to Protect Conservative Christian Soldier

Obama Administration’s Opposition to Religious Freedom Amendment Demonstrates Complicity in Pentagon’s Religious Speech Scandal  

Ideological Bias Risking The Lives of Young Women 

Pres. Obama Sticks His Nose into Catholic Education in IRELAND 

Immigration Bill Will Reduce Illegals by 25% ONLY Says CBO – They’ll Just Keep Coming 

American Uses Of Natural Resources In Decline 

Obamacare will share personal info with other state and fed agencies 

Backstage At The Muppet Show… 

Government Rakes In More Money From Student Loans Than ExxonMobil 

Ten Greek Words Every Catholic Should Know

Pew Research: Media Coverage Biased 5 to 1 in Favor of Gay Marriage 

 

Ephesians 4:25-27 — Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.

Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.

Belva Davis

 

 

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III Percent Solution

Sed neque me paenitet, patriae vitam dare.

walk by grace alone

For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art. ~~H.W. Longfellow

Conservative Free Thinkers

A Safe Place for Free Thinkers

FaITH and Poetry

Springs from the mind of a Catholic

Natural News Tracker

World Health News Headquarters

Struggling with Modernity

Musings of a Reactionary Whippersnapper

A Culture of Life

The Blog of Family Life International NZ

New York Post

Your source for breaking news, news about New York, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.

Howington Family

A shared blog by family members

transcendingbordersblog

A TWINKLING STAR- BRINGING A DASH OF HOPE, INSPIRATION AND LOVE IN YOUR EVERY DAY LIFE!

Cmblake6's Weblog

Things will arise. I will comment.

Living the Reality of Jesus

How many of us actually do?

The Rio Norte Line

Est. 2010 - "Dishonest, diversionary and pompous..."

Eye-Dancers

A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers

Cry and Howl

Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. I Kings 20:11

Public Secrets

Purveyors of fine twisted propaganda since 2006!