Just For the Fun Of It

Obama Anti-Catholic? Pro-Abortion?

Since taking office, President Obama has been labeled ANTI-CATHOLIC and pro-abortion. Some argue that not to be the case, yet the questions still linger when he has done the following:
• He has filled his administration with prominent pro-abortion Catholics, including Kathleen Sebelius, Ken Salazar, and Leon Panetta. Catholics Tom Daschle and Bill Richardson were also nominated, but backed out. And don’t forget Vice President Joe Biden!
• The Obama team is working closely with George Soros who funded “Catholic” dissident groups such as Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. And President Obama recently named Alexia Kelley from Catholics in Alliance to a plum position in his faith-based initiative office.
• Obama has named anti-Catholic bigot Henry Knox to his faith-based advisory council. Knox has called the Pope a “discredited leader,” and claimed that members of the Knights of Columbus who helped pass the California marriage amendment were “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression.”
• When speaking earlier this year at Georgetown, Obama staffers demanded that the monogram ‘IHS’ on the pediment over the stage be covered up. IHS is a traditional abbreviation for the name of Christ.
These points are fact. Yet, we are told that our President is not prejudice. Jesus warned his followers, "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves." (Matt. 7:15) Yes, there are wolves in the Catholic Church that effect the lives of rest of the fold. While the appointments of these so-called "Catholics" look good to the "Average Jane in the pew", the truth will be revealed. It continously amazes me how most liberals state that they are fighting for the under-dog, but still the most vulnerable have no voice.


Remembering 9-11

Alan Jackson sings "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning"


Benedict On Eloi's Voice

Rembrandt Van Rijn - Philosopher in Meditation

"People need to carve time out of their busy day to dedicate to silent prayer or meditation in order to hear what God has to say," said Pope Benedict XVI in this week's audience address. We allow ourselves to become completely caught up in their daily activities and concerns, forgetting that Jesus should be the focus of their lives. It is important to learn how to achieve an inner silence in order to listen to God's voice, he said.

The faithful must take time out of their day to seek out a quiet place, "a sort of sitting parlor, where God can speak to us," he said. One can learn God's word and the right path to take in life through quiet prayer and meditation, he said. All Christians, not just contemplative religious, must cultivate this intimate union with Christ, Pope Benedict said.

"We shouldn't let ourselves be completely absorbed by our daily activities, problems and worries, forgetting that Jesus must truly be at the center of our lives," he said.


The Moral Value Of Health Care

The bishop of Fargo, Bishop Samuel Aquila, is outlining four principles for Catholics to take into account when analyzing the moral value of a health care reform proposal. In a statement released Aug. 29, he addressed the current debate in the U.S. legislature over various health care reform proposals.

The Bishop affirmed that the Church "ought to always promote wider and more complete access to health care," but clarified that this "does not mean that in practice the Church ought to support each and every plan which is proposed by civil leaders."

The first, he stated, is that "any provisions for actions which deny the dignity of human life, especially abortion, euthanasia, whether passive or active, and embryonic stem-cell research must be excluded from all health care plans."

As a second principle, the bishop affirmed, "the freedom of consciences must be safeguarded."

Third: "Access to health care ought to be available to all people, including the poor, legal immigrants, the handicapped, and especially the elderly and unborn members of society."

Lastly, "the means of providing access to health care should be governed by the principle of subsidiarity, being reasonably and equitably distributed among members of society."


Lost and Found: Episode One The Early Church

Keep the creative teaching coming Dr. Russ. Good mesasage!