How to Explain Your Pro-Life Views in 30 Seconds

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I am pro-life because we know the unborn are alive, because they’re growing. We know the unborn are human because they have human parents, and I think human beings like me and you are valuable.

In fact, I think all human beings have an equal right to live, because they all have something special in common: they’re human. That’s why racism and sexism are wrong. Racism is wrong because it focuses on a surface difference that doesn’t morally matter and ignores the thing we all have in common, which is the thing that does morally matter: that we’re human.

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Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops’ conference

BALTIMORE, MD., November 12 (CNA/EWTN News) .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national prominence to a prelate with significant experience in Catholic social services.

Archbishop Kurtz, 67, has served as the conference vice president since 2010. He was elected conference president at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore the morning of Nov. 12. He will serve a three-year term.

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Change you can believe in

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Is Barack Obama the most anti-Catholic American president in living memory?

…across the whole spectrum of contemporary moral issues, he is passionately committed to a series of views which run directly contrary to those of the Church. All this has caused at least one Catholic bishop (there are probably others) to call him anti-Catholic.

As a Senator, he supported sex education, to be provided by Planned Parenthood, to children of five years old.

He consistently voted for abortion, including partial birth abortion.

He voted (twice) against Bills prohibiting public funding of abortions; he voted in favour of expanding embryonic stem cell research; he voted against notifying parents of minors who had undergone out-of-state abortions; he voted for a proposal to vote $100,000,000 for the funding of sex-education and contraceptives (including abortifacients) for teenagers; he opposed the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act” on the Senate floor and in 2003 killed the bill in committee.

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What … no Obamawicz?

During the president’s visit to Poland earlier today, I couldn’t help wondering if he would be sharing a kielbasa with some of his heretofore unknown, Polish relatives.

Alas, it was not to be. Maybe next trip!

Attorney General says the Defense of Marriage Act is the result of vehement enmity, hatred and ill will … so he won’t defend it in court.

The decision by Attorney General Holder not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act raises very grave questions.

Justifying his position, he says that in the congressional debate there were “numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate family relationships.”  He went on to describe this as “animus” (defined by Webster as vehement enmity, hatred, ill will)-violating the Equal Protection Clause.

“Animus” to defend a moral position based on 2,000 years of classical and Christian teaching rooted in reason and scripture?

Holder has embraced the position of Federal Judge Vaughn Walker in California that opposing so-called gay marriage can be “harmful to gays and lesbians.”  But this is like claiming that opposition to polygamy is harmful to polygamists or that laws defining marriage as the union of two people harm those who prefer to live in what are called sexual “triads” or “quadrads.”  Our historic marriage laws harm nobody–they serve husbands, wives, children, and the common good of society.

If the expression of our deepest convictions is treated as animus, our religious liberty is in peril.  We cannot fail to speak the truth even if it is labeled hate speech.

Read more at ManhattanDeclaration.org

Barack Obama: Spiritual Dilettante


Definition of DILETTANTE:

A person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge : dabbler

Source: Merriam-Webster On-line Dictionary

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Obama said that his own beliefs were grounded in his mother’s spirituality and deepened through his career in public service. Obama told lawmakers and religious leaders at the breakfast that his faith has sustained him during the trials of the presidency, including when he hears that faith “questioned from time to time.”

“We are reminded that ultimately what matters is not what other people say about us, but whether we’re being true to our conscience and true to our God,” he said.

Editor’s note: What a lifeless, lackluster exercise! Makes you wonder exactly what the real meaning of “our conscience” and “our God” is, to the President … and who wrote the speech for him.

Christian or Muslim, it looks as though Barack Obama IS indeed a U.S. Citizen

Who is a natural-born citizen? Who, in other words, is a citizen at birth, such that that person can be a President someday?

The 14th Amendment defines citizenship this way: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

The Constitution authorizes the Congress to do create clarifying legislation in Section 5 of the 14th Amendment; the Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4, also allows the Congress to create law regarding naturalization, which includes citizenship.

Currently, Title 8 of the U.S. Code fills in the gaps left by the Constitution. Section 1401 defines the following as people who are “citizens of the United States at birth:”

•Anyone born inside the United States *
•Any Indian or Eskimo born in the United States, provided being a citizen of the U.S. does not impair the person’s status as a citizen of the tribe
•Any one born outside the United States, both of whose parents are citizens of the U.S., as long as one parent has lived in the U.S.
•Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a U.S. national
•Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year
•Any one found in the U.S. under the age of five, whose parentage cannot be determined, as long as proof of non-citizenship is not provided by age 21
•Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)
•A final, historical condition: a person born before 5/24/1934 of an alien father and a U.S. citizen mother who has lived in the U.S.

How to keep an incompetent president in suspense …

What would the democrats be saying
if George Bush was still president?

Catchy Tune: “There’s a Communist Living In the White House”

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Why is the President punishing rich people for getting a great education and working hard?

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Q: Why is the President punishing rich people for getting a great education and working hard?

A: He’s just following his own Marxist/Leninist/Socialist principles.

The man’s very own definition of sin is doing something that goes against HIS principles.

You wouldn’t want “the messiah” to commit a sin, would you?

Look Out McCain and Obama!

Look Out McCain and Obama!

This election season has already resulted in some totally unexpected political events.

This one is unbelievable!

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Info here on the Pope’s Visit

Info here on the Pope’s Visit:

Nancy W. and the Kids Report from Washington, DC

Doria2’s Report from the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium

New Video of the Papal Visit from Patty W. (Thanks Nancy!)

Busy Saturday In New York City for Pope Benedict XVI

Knights of Columbus To Provide Tribute For Pope’s New York Mass

Pope’s Early Arrival Uncommon at United Nations

Pope’s U.N. Address: Human Rights & Natural Law

Working To Bring Back Catholic Culture

Catholic Schools and Church Teachings

Miraculous Moments

Behind the Scenes: A Thrilling Day Covering the Pope.

Pope Meets and Prays With Victims

Doria2 Prepares for Papal Visit in New York City

Pope Praises U.S. Bishops’ ‘Efforts to Heal’ After Abuse Scandals

Pope Tells Bishops To Fight Secular Ideology

 

Pope Benedict XVI Arrives in America

Papal Trip – Dedicated Website

Frequently Asked Questions About the Papal Visit

Pope Getting Royal Treatment From White House 

U.S. Council of Catholic Bishop’s Official Site

From the Vatican

Bishop Peter J. Sartain of the Diocese of Joliet On the Papal Visit

April 17: Day of Prayer for Our Holy Father at Christ the King Church in Lombard

Catholic News Service

Official Archdiocese of New York Site

The Pope and Cardinal George

Catholic Places of Interest in DC and NY

Pope’s Prayer at Ground Zero Will Invoke God’s Peace for “Violent World”

The Washington Post

EWTN Televison Network Coverage

Special Roman Missal for Papal Visit and DC Mass – Pray Along on TV

New Yorkers Preparing for the Pope

Catholic League Welcomes Pope Benedict with Op-Ed Piece in the New York Times

In-Transit Pope Addresses U.S. Clergy Abuse Scandal

George Weigel On the Pope’s Visit

“Sermon On the Mound” – Papal Mass in Yankee Stadium

More About Pope Benedict XVI 

About the Papacy