Monthly Archives: May 2009

THE SIDE WITH THE MOST ENERGY AND COMMITMENT WINS. THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE CULTURE OF DEATH HAD BETTER UNDERSTAND THAT LESSON.

Wesley J. Smith, attending a Symposium on Euthanasia, sends us this note on his blog (Second Hand Smoke which is now part of First Things. com) about the remarkable Rita Marker: Rita Marker, Historian May 29, 2009 11:00:am Wesley J. … Continue reading

Posted in LIFE ISSUES

LIFE ISSUES TRUMP ALL OTHERS, BUT ONE MUST BE CERTAIN OF THE FACTS BEFORE INVOKING THEM

IS SONIA SOTOMAYOR A PRACTICING PRO-LIFE CATHOLIC? I ask the question because the Obama administration has made much of the fact that she was educated at the Cardinal Spellman Catholic High School in New York and that she is “broadly … Continue reading

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WE HAVE A DUTY TO OPPOSE OBAMA WHEN HE IS WRONG ON FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES LIKE ABORTION AND EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

One of my brother bishops in the American hierarchy for whom I have a great deal of admiration is Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Denver. His courage, his willingness to step out and tell it like it is on controversial … Continue reading

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DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OPPRESS WOMEN?

ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE ERA You had to have lived through the 1960’-1970’s, as I did, to put in proper focus any woman’s assertion these days that the Catholic Church oppresses women. What is significant about those … Continue reading

Posted in FAMILY LIFE, FEMINISM, LGBT, PATRIARCHY, RELIGIOUS WOMEN, UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

AT LEAST DIVES GAVE LAZARUS THE CRUMBS FROM HIS TABLE; SOROS, GATES, ROCKEFELLER ET AL GIVE DEATH TO THE POOR

BETWEEN POGROMS AND PROGRAMS IT IS A WONDER THAT THERE ARE ANY POOR PEOPLE LEFT IN THE WORLD It is a wonder that there are any poor people left in the world! It is true that Jesus Christ told his … Continue reading

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NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY LOST IT’S INNOCENCE WHEN TED HESBURGH BECAME IT’S PRESIDENT

BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT YOU APPLAUD, YOUR APPLAUSE REVEALS YOUR CHARACTER I don”t know about you, but there was one particular moment in the delivery of Barack Obama’s Commencement Address at Notre Dame University on Sunday, May 17, 2009 when … Continue reading

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CRITICISM OF THE LACK OF EPISCOPAL ACTION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IS RISING

HOW WILL THE GROWING REVOLT OF THE CATHOLIC LAITY END? With increasing frequency Catholics-in-the-Pew are accusing the bishops of the United States of what amounts to dereliction of duty, malfeasance or worse. I suppose that there are many reasons for … Continue reading

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LOOKING BEYOND THE RHETORIC

“WORDS, JUST WORDS” During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Hussein Obama spoke those words in derision as he put down the campaign speeches of John McCain and his supporters. In his extreme self-confidence Obama probably never dreamed that his “Words, … Continue reading

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PRIESTLY CELIBACY IN THE LATIN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS A CHALLENGE TO OUR SEX MAD CULTURE

TWO VIEWS OF PRIESTLY CELIBACY One of my favorite columnists is Jeff Jacoby who writes a weekly column for The Boston Globe. Jeff Jacoby is a conservative, and I believe that the is either an Orthodox Jew or a Conservative … Continue reading

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