Idiot teacher “comes out” as an atheist, wonders why she was fired from teaching job at Catholic school.

Nurre said she was called into the principal’s office just before winter break and asked about Atheist Nexus, a social network that bills itself as site for “nontheists.”

She said she registered on the site on her personal computer at home. She noted a New York Times‘ article reporting the government had spent $2.3 million on prayer research since 2000 and added the link.

“I never thought something like that would jeopardize my job,” she said Friday from Phoenix, Ariz., where she was applying for teaching jobs.

Nurre was suspended by Monsignor Kevin McCoy and later fired by the school board for violating a policy that prohibits employees from advocating “principles contrary” to the teachings of the church.

St. Edmonds took the “appropriate action,” Kristie Arlt, spokeswoman for the Sioux City Diocese, said of the math teacher.

“The main thing is that she stated she didn’t believe in God,” Arlt said. “It’s pretty hard to put that same teacher in front of students in a Catholic school system.”

Nurre said her views constantly evolve and that she is constantly trying to expand her knowledge, whether on religion, astrology, fitness or politics.

“I just like learning about it. I don’t see why that should cause someone to get fired,” she said.

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Fr. John Corapi is coming to DeKalb, Illinois on March 26, 2011 for an all day conference

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Ever since the close in 1965, many have treated the Second Vatican Council as if it redefined all Catholic dogmas and practices. It did not!

Vatican II aftermath:
Sadly, the Catholic Church
was the first to fall to the liberals,
the communists, and the socialists!

In fact, the liberals and the progressives inside the church used the Council as an excuse for a second, “secret and internal protestant reformation” that was accomplished stealthily and without any express authority … “CHANGE for the sake of CHANGE” … which stripped the church of holiness and virtue, much as Jesus Christ was stripped of his garments, prior to being scourged!

For more than a generation, faithful Catholics have been victimized by a host of misguided, liberal prelates and false ideologues,  the world-over, who deliberately plunged the church into confusion, encouraging heretics and apostates of all kinds, watering down the true faith, while “scourging” Traditional Catholics, whenever and wherever possible, in both word and deed.

By their fruits you shall know them.

Matthew 7:15-20  Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.  Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.

The fruit of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church is confusion, disunity, scandal, abortion, rampant homosexuality, and world-wide apostasy!

While we Catholics have a divine guarantee that the gates of hell will never prevail against the church, there is no such assurance against divine chastisement, which is precisely what we deserve, unless and until we do what’s necessary to put God’s House back in proper order.

Time’s awasting!

Penance, sacrifice, prayer, and fasting … coupled with strategic action … is what’s needed now … along with new and continued emphasis on Traditional Catholic catechesis and practice.

The time for blind obedience is most definitely over, since obedience to apostasy is a sin! See article here.

As Mother Teresa was known to say, on more than one occasion, “Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone … person to person.”

It’s time we started at the top, cleaning out bloated diocesan bureaucracies, unnecessary staff and programs, returning autonomy to the individual parishes, where things rightly belong.

Our patterns of giving should support these new priorities,
with NO related  guilt trips … and absolutely NO backsliding!

It’s also high time we got rid of the highly educated and highly paid apostates who secretly run our Catholic dioceses and seminaries, at the behest of totally unaccountable Catholic bishops, who see no reason to rock their own little worlds, since doing so might inconvenience them, or otherwise serve to complicate their otherwise sheltered and tranquil existences.

After that, we can work to reestablish the Traditional structures and authentically Catholic religious orders that originally served so well, to rebuild western civilization (in the image of Heaven) after the fall of Rome.

We could use some very significant rebuilding right now … especially in the areas of Catholic education, abortion, building up of the family, and promoting a genuine resurgence in personal morality at all levels of society!

If not us Catholics, then who? If not now, when?

“The Second Vatican Council has not been treated as a part of the entire living Tradition of the Church, but as an end of Tradition, a new start from zero. The truth is that this particular council defined no dogma at all, and deliberately chose to remain on a modest level, as a merely pastoral council; and yet many treat it as though it had made itself into a sort of superdogma which takes away the importance of all the rest.”
– Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, July 13, 1988, Santiago, Chile.

“The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church.” – Pope Paul VI, October 13, 1977

“Naked progressivism, and change for the sake of change” may still constitute a semi-popular political movement, but it no longer has any place in the Holy Catholic Church!

Better double check those email addresses

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left
out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her e-mail expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived

I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in.

I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P. S. Sure is really hot down here!!!!

Waiting to Clamp the Umbilical Cord May Be Better for Babies

WEDNESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women may want to consider asking their doctors to hold off on clamping the umbilical cord for a few minutes after the baby is born, a new study suggests.

Clamping the cord in the seconds after birth cuts off the blood flow from mom to baby. While not necessarily harmful, the common practice in delivery rooms potentially robs newborns of those last precious minutes of cord blood, the researchers said, and cord blood contains stem cells that have regenerative properties and can grow into different types of cells.

Research suggests there may be some benefits to getting that extra blood from mom right after birth, said senior study author Dr. Paul Sanberg, director of the University of South Florida’s Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair.

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Liberals and progressives at USCCB have exchanged the Catholic principle of subsidiarity for socialist stateism

For anyone who needs a reminder of what this principle (of subsidiarity) means, here’s what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says (CCC 1883):

Excessive intervention by the state can threaten personal freedom and initiative. The teaching of the Church has elaborated the principle of subsidiarity, according to which ‘a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to co- ordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society, always with a view to the common good’.

It’s important to note that subsidiarity is not an “anti-government” or “anti-state” principle. Indeed it affirms that there is a role for government because (1) there are some things that only governments can and should do and (2) sometimes the state does need to intervene when other communities are unable to cope temporarily with their particular responsibilities. Nor, it should be added, does subsidiarity always translate into the very same policy-positions, precisely because some elements of the common good are in a constant state of flux.

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YOU Must Act Today to Stop Repeal of the Ban on Gays Openly Serving in the Military

Time is running out.

Tomorrow, May 27th, both the Senate and the House plan to vote on whether to repeal the long-standing statutory ban on homosexuals openly serving in the military. As a result of  the increased  pressure on the White house and Congress by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups, the vote is scheduled without first obtaining the planned Pentagon report due later in the year.

According to reports, Congressmen are being deluged with phone calls and mail to pressure them to repeal the ban.

Now it’s up to YOU! Please contact (phone or e-mail) the key senators listed below by tomorrow, May 27th. Let them know that you oppose repeal of the long-standing ban on gays openly serving in the military. Ask your family and friends to do the same.

Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia)         202-224-3954 (corrected #)
http://byrd.senate.gov//contacts/index.cfm?ID=54

Bill Nelson (Florida)                            202-224-5274
http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Evan Bayh (D-Indiana)                         202-224-5623
http://bayh.senate.gov/contact/email/

Jim Webb (D-Virginia)                        202-224-4024
http://webb.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts)             202-224-4543
http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Susan M. Collins (R-Maine)                   202-224-2523
http://collins.senate.gov/public/continue.cfm?FuseAction=ContactSenatorCollins.email

All you have to say or write is:

Please oppose any attempt to repeal or place a moratorium on the longstanding ban on gays openly serving in the military. The purpose of our military is to prepare for and prevail in combat.  It is not a place to experiment with social engineering.”

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