Saturday, January 30, 2010

RIP Professor Ralph McInerny (1929-2010)

RIP Professor Ralph McInerny (1929-2010) - Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall

I have always liked Fr Dowling mysteries (whether the books or the program).

May he rest in peace.

God bless!

Wesley J Smith--Libertarian Transhumanism: Treating Future Humanity Like Play Doh

Sometimes, I cannot believe how close we are in this day, to being like those building the Tower of Babel, and when God Himself will say "ENOUGH, ALREADY!"

Wesley concludes:

Genetic tinkering of the sort described by Cavanaugh wouldn’t be evolution–at least in the sense of an undirected process of species change and improvement via natural selection trial and error. Rather, we might label the idea wicked intelligent design, or more accurately, unintelligent design, since we aren’t smart enough–and more importantly, wise enough–to even begin to play the game of “Let’s Make a New Species.” And even if we were, it would be wrong to experiment with the lives, health, psyches, genomes, and well being of other people.

Read his article here:

Libertarian Transhumanism: Treating Future Humanity Like Play Doh » Secondhand Smoke A First Things Blog

Kyle-Anne Shiver: on James O’Keefe

James O’Keefe Reveals a MSM Drowning in its Own Leftist Ideology - Big Journalism

Kyle-Anne Shiver has written an excellent article on true investigative journalism, and as another 'boomer', I have observed the same things. I was never really liberal, nor 'left', but I remember the days she was talking about.

God bless!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Longstanding abortion protest goes on |

Pawlenty urged those who attended the lunchtime rally to be committed, but also respectful. "As we are advocates, and we need to be strong advocates and unflinching advocates, we need to do that in a loving way," he said.

"When we change hearts and minds, the laws and the legislatures and the courts will follow," Pawlenty said. "We will do that by being respectful, kind and loving to others that we want to join the cause."

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a rising star among conservatives, garnered the loudest applause at the rally.

"Good morning! It's a beautiful prolife day in the state of Minnesota," Bachmann said.

She warned that President Obama is trying to make good on his "pro-abortion campaign rhetoric."

"The out-of-touch, arrogant people who now control this nation are not listening to the prolife majority in the United States," she said. "They are hellbent on promoting abortion as a viable means of birth control. Does this make sense?"

No, the crowd cheered.

"It's one battle at a time, and we are winning," she said.

Please see the rest of this article at:

Longstanding abortion protest goes on |

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Presi Barack Obama: State of the Union address

Our hard copy paper sports a different headline. It says:

Obama: Change has not come fast enough'

I don't know about you, but IMHO, change has been being forced tooooo fast,!

Our nation is in debt so far already that my grandkids (and their kids) may never pay it off.

That's not even mentioning the gov't takeover of many aspects of our lives (car industry, banks, etc).

The Crème de la crèmewould be to get the Health Care industry under the control of the Government as well.

I have no idea how long this article will be online at this link, but I have a copy saved. I am sure your own newspapers have similar articles.

President Barack Obama vows in his first State of the Union address to make jobs a priority | | Appleton Post-Crescent

I had a VERY hard time listening to him. I am convinced that this man is a pathological liar, skilled at word-speak and slanting things to sound plausible. This includes his pointed SCOTUS rebuke. His reference to the separation of powers meant NOTHING, for I am also convinced that he wants no separation, but all power, including that of SCOTUS.

Lord, have Mercy on us!

God bless!

Dr. Charmaine Yoest on MSNBC on 1/26/2010

Who's views will be allowed to air?? 'A group like Focus on the family ... being allowed to buy' ..... ALLOWED to buy? YES, they are allowed to buy airtime, Erin Matson! YES, the pro-life voice has a right to be heard!! Erin doesn't think anyone wants to be forced to discuss abortion with their 6 yr old in their living room on Super Bowl Day...?? HOWEVER, she has no problem with taking a child to an abortion clinic without parental consent, I'd wager... and not reporting the criminal who had impregnated that child to the Local law enforcement agency.

We have the right to speak, and to air our views any place in the USA, Erin, just as you do.

Anyone! Charmaine Yoest did an excellent job...

I cannot believe that ANYONE would be upset about seeing this ad. It is the story of Mrs Tebow being strongly encouraged to abort her baby, and her decision not to do so... years later, he is a healthy football player who is good enough to have attracted national attention...

God bless!

Womens groups urge CBS to drop Tebow Super Bowl ad - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN

Womens groups urge CBS to drop Tebow Super Bowl ad - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN

There is a poll asking if CBS should air the ad or not.

So far, majority says yes, it should be aired.

God bless!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Father Barron on "Gran Torino" (SPOILERS)

Another one with spoilers, but also a good review.

God bless!!

The Catholic Comedy: A Thunderously Catholic Movie—Gran Torino

The Catholic Comedy: A Thunderously Catholic Movie—Gran Torino

A good review of the movie, with clearly spelled out spoiler that you can skip over.

While you are there, look over Randy's blog, because it is a good one!

God bless!!

Casting Crowns - Praise You In This Storm

Where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord!

Amen and God bless you!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pro-Life Advocates Confront Father Jenkins at March for Life

Pro-Life Advocates Confront Notre Dame's Father Jenkins at March for Life

From the article:

Specifically, they are upset that he has not gotten Notre Dame officials to withdraw the charges against the 88 pro-life protestors arrested on campus for protesting the Obama speech.

Washington State Abortion Advocates Attack Pregnancy Centers in New Bill

Dan Kennedy of Human Life of Washington has also condemned the bills.

"As the culture shifts to pro-life, Planned Parenthood and NARAL will not tolerate the loss of business," he said. "The terms 'medically and scientifically accurate' are a way around the truth, since these definitions have been corrupted by the government and medical associations."

Read the article here:

Washington State Abortion Advocates Attack Pregnancy Centers in New Bill

President George W. Bush to Headline Pregnancy Center Fundraiser in Indiana

President George W. Bush to Headline Pregnancy Center Fundraiser in Indiana

I miss George and Laura Bush.

God bless them!

And God bless you!

COSMONAUT: Relics, icons and Crosses are On International Space Station!

Relics, icons and crosses are onboard International Space Station, cosmonaut says : Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Relics, icons and crosses are onboard International Space Station, cosmonaut says

One of the icons and a cross floating in zero gravity on the ISS. Credit: Roscosmos.
Related articles:

.- The Gospels, four icons, crosses and a relic of the True Cross have been taken aboard the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), a Russian cosmonaut has reported. A photo taken by the station crew shows an icon and a crucifix floating in zero gravity in the ISS.

Writing on his blog at the website of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Cosmonaut Maksim Suraev responded to readers’ questions about religious symbols on the space station.

“We have four holy icons on the Russia segment. We also have the Gospels and a big cross,” he said, according to a blog entry translated by Russia Today in November 2009.

Russia Today reported that the Lord’s Divine Cross was given to A.N. Merminov, the head of Roscosmos, by the late Patriarch of Moscow Aleksy II. The cross was delivered to the station in 2006 by the crew of Soyuz TMA-8.

Suraev added that he has a reliquary cross in his cabin.

“A priest gave it to me at Baikanur before the launch. Father Job told me a piece of the original cross on which Jesus was crucified is contained in mine.”

He added that his cross was blessed in the major monastery of Sergiev Posad.

“It will be with me the whole expedition and will return with me to Earth,” the cosmonaut wrote.

Holy relics and other objects have been on previous spaceflights. U.S. astronaut Ronald Garan brought a relic of St. Therese of Lisieux with him on the space shuttle Discovery in 2008. He plans to bring another relic of the saint with him on a mission to the ISS in 2011.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pope to priests: Go forth and blog

Pope to priests: Go forth and blog - Yahoo! News

LOL I loved reading this... not sure I want to add Cardinal Mahoney to a list of friends, but there are many priests and Deacons already ON facebook and blogs. I think that is great!

God bless!