Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bishop Slattery: Homily at Solemn High Mass at National Shrine

Bishop Slattery's Homily at Solemn High Mass at National Shrine
Diocese of Tulsa News
4/25/2010 - EOC Staff

Bishop Slattery's Homily at the Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception - Washington, D.C.

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the ascension of Benedict XVI to the throne of Peter - ad multos annos!

To view a PDF copy of the homily, click HERE

He begins:

We have much to discuss - you and I …

… much to speak of on this glorious occasion when we gather together in the glare of the world’s scrutiny to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the ascension of Joseph Ratzinger to the throne of Peter.

We must come to understand how it is that suffering can reveal the mercy of God and make manifest among us the consoling presence of Jesus Christ, crucified and now risen from the dead.

We must speak of this mystery today, first of all because it is one of the great mysteries of revelation, spoken of in the New Testament and attested to by every saint in the Church’s long history, by the martyrs with their blood, by the confessors with their constancy, by the virgins with their purity and by the lay faithful of Christ’s body by their resolute courage under fire.

But we must also speak clearly of this mystery because of the enormous suffering which is all around us and which does so much to determine the culture of our modern age.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK

Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion

Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion - Telegraph

What a tragedy. That poor child must have felt SO alone... I pray that the priest who found the baby also took the time to Baptize him.

I do not understand how human beings can be so very cruel to such innocents. I just do not understand this.

Lord, have Mercy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Senators urge Facebook to change privacy settings

For one rare moment, I find myself in agreement with Schumer.... and the others. I find the changes on Facebook to be worrisome, to say the least, but I was surprised to see exactly WHO it is among the '4 Democrats' that agrees with me!! (Sort of makes me wonder why they don't like it, but that is another topic...)
Even worse, in my opinion, are the 'Community Pages' that collects postings from everyone based on topic words!!!

Washington (CNN) -- Four Democratic senators called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday to reconsider the recent changes in its privacy settings and asked the Federal Trade Commission to streamline guidelines regarding privacy on all social networks.

"Now, users have less control over private information, and it was done without the users' permission," Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, said on Capitol Hill.

Schumer and Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska and Al Franken of Minnesota sent a letter to Zuckerberg about Facebook's decision to allow third-party sharing of users' information.

"We are writing to express our concern regarding recent changes to the Facebook privacy policy and the use of personal data on third party websites," the senators wrote. "The expansion of Facebook -- both in the number of users and applications -- raises new concerns for users who want to maintain control over their information."

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Senators urge Facebook to change privacy settings -

Monday, April 26, 2010


Diocese of Pittsburgh -



Keenan:  Pro-Life Movement Attracting Young, Zealous

RIGHT ON, and even the head of NARAL is worried. Keep it up, young people!

NARAL’s Nancy Keenan told Newsweek last week that she considers herself a member of the “postmenopausal militia” — a phrase that captures the situation of pro-abortion leaders who are aging across the board, including the leadership of Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women.

Newsweek’s Sarah Kliff notes that “these leaders will retire in a decade or so.”

Keenan also remarked on the enormity of this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., and, according to Newsweek, is troubled that such passion has faded among the youth on her side of the movement.

“I just thought, my gosh, they are so young,” Keenan said about stumbling on this year’s March for Life in Washington. “There are so many of them, and they are so young.”

While March for Life estimates it drew 400,000 pro-lifers to Washington for this year’s March, Planned Parenthood’s “Stop Stupak” rally in December only drew about 1,300 attendees.

In addition, Newsweek revealed that NARAL’s own research on American youth shows more reason for Keenan to worry: a survey conducted by the group found that, while 51 percent of pro-life voters under 30 considered abortion a “very important” voting issue, only 26 percent of abortion supporters in the same demographic felt similarly.

Read the rest of the article here:

Keenan:  Pro-Life Movement Attracting Young, Zealous - The Philadelphia Bulletin

Life is precious.
From Conception to Natural Death.
Cherish it!
Protect it!