Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sarah Palin to US Catholic Bishops...

Palin’s New Tack and the Catholic Bishops’ Old Game
By Frank Walker
How Catholic Church Leaders Can Learn From Palin's "Common Sense."
The honesty and simple wisdom of Sarah Palin is rejuvenating. Many who lead the Catholic Church will hopefully take notice. Today there are bishops worldwide who will go to almost any lengths in the name of social justice. Often when they do, they reveal their allegiances and their worldliness. This week the social justice arm of the USCCB, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, is under intense light again for its openly political, anti-Catholic, and corrupt beneficiaries. In Vienna Cardinal Schoenborn recently tried to squelch a pro-life rally and then forbad clergy to participate. Notre Dame, the pre-eminent American Catholic University, continues to prosecute eighty-eight pro-life demonstrators, including Norma McCorvey, following the Obama honors last spring. In August Boston's O'Malley scandalized the world with a funeral for anti-life pariah Ted Kennedy, and this past week Scotland's Cardinal O'Brien railed in the press about global catastrophes, millions of refugees, and the poor before a climate meeting at the UN.
America's most powerful Catholic hierarchy are so eager to socialize our medicine, that they act as though it were possible to protect the lives of the sick, elderly, and unborn by simply not mentioning them in a massive healthcare takeover bill.

'new energy in the struggle to advance the culture of life in our nation'...

Reflections on the Struggle to Advance the Culture of Life
by Archbishop Raymond Burke
When a person has publicly espoused and cooperated in gravely sinful acts, leading many into confusion and error about fundamental questions of respect for human life and the integrity of marriage and the family, his repentance of such actions must also be public. The person in question bears a heavy responsibility for the grave scandal which he has caused. The responsibility is especially heavy for political leaders. The repair of such scandal begins with the public acknowledgment of his own error and the public declaration of his adherence to the moral law. The soul which recognizes the gravity of what he has done will, in fact, understand immediately the need to make public reparation.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A pilgrim is one who embarks on a journey to find the sacred.

Spirit of pope's visit to Iowa lives on 30 years later
by Mike Kilen
Desmoine Register...
Pope John Paul II arrived in a helicopter called Angel One and the largest crowd in Iowa history — 340,000 pilgrims — waited for his sacred message.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI Plans European Visits

(24 Sept 09 - RV) Pope Benedict XVI will travel to the Marian shrine at Fatima, in Portugal, in May of next year.
from Radio Vatican...

Liturgists call for more meaningful feasts, symbols

By UCA News, Faith & Parish
Makati City, Philippines
Southeast Asian liturgists say new church feasts need to be added to liturgical calendars while religious symbols that that have no meaning in their area need to be replaced.

Jesuit finds new vocation but doesn't abandon old one

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Jesuit Brother Rick Curry has a new vocation. He's now Jesuit Father Rick Curry.

Committee on Divine Worship Introduces Roman Missal Formation Website

Office of Media Relations

WASHINGTON—A new Website from the U.S. Conference of Catholic will educate Catholics about the forthcoming English translation of the new Roman Missal.

Message from Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, Chairman, USCCB Committee on Divine Worship
New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass

Friday, September 18, 2009

NJ representatives who supports ACORN!

75 congressmen voted to preserve ACORN's stream of funding.

ACORN's defenders from the corrupt state of New Jersey, all democrats:

Rush Holt, D-N.J, 12th District,

Frank Pallone, D-N.J., 6th District

Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., 8th District

Donald Payne, D-N.J., 10th District

Albio Sires, D-N.J., 13th District

ht:, washington examiner

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sarah Palin fan at Columbia University

This past week is apo #1's first few days of classes at CU. She mentioned a professor that uses Sarah Palin as an example in a positive way. Warm my Sarah Palin heart.