Friday, March 20, 2009

News Updates, 3/20

Only about one-third of parishes participated in FOCA campaign
Even with all-out effort by Sacramento bishop and respect life coordinator, most parishes in diocese didn't participate in FOCA postcard campaign

Webster's dictionary redefines 'marriage'
Now includes references to same-sex relationships
[I bet it doesn't use descriptors like "perverted," "deviant," "disordered," or "immoral."]

Vatican press Office tampers with Pope's words
Damian Thompson calls for Father Lombardi's firing

Gay Catholics apoplectic over Pope's comments
Groups lash out at Benedict for Church's stance on condoms

Harvard center: The Pope is right on condoms
Media coverage of papal comments is March madness

Pope's homily in Africa on Feast of St. Joseph
'Do not be afraid to believe, to hope, and to love'

Pennsylvania bishop refuses to meet with Catholic college
Misericordia hosted gay-rights speaker on campus

Teens self-aborting with veterinary medicines
'What kind of world have we created for these girls?'

Hillary Clinton comments killed Coptic Christians
Human rights statement in Egypt leads to persecution

Fresno bishop faces tough questions
Says molester priest in no position to harm children
[Is he behind bars?]

Other Issues

Credit Unions Seized By Federal Regulators
Late Friday Federal Regulators have seized the nations two largest credit unions after regulators discovered the quality of their balance sheets was impaired.

House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill
The House passed a bill yesterday which includes disturbing language indicating young people will be forced to undertake mandatory national service programs as fears about President Barack Obama’s promised “civilian national security force” intensify.
[The tyrant "ruler" is getting his "Obama Youth," ala Hitler's little brownshirts...Next, per her highness queen Pelosi - amnesty for all illegals! The totalitarian freaks need to be deposed!
Not that the Constitution means AYTHING to these domestic enemies of the country but Amendment XIII states:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. ]

Federal Deficit Much Worse Than Obama Predicted
Deteriorating economic conditions will cause the federal deficit to soar past $1.8 trillion this year and leave the nation wallowing in a sea of red ink far deeper than the White House had previously estimated, congressional budget analysts said today.

Two U.S. Navy vessels have collided in the Strait of Hormuz
A U.S. submarine and a U.S. amphibious ship collided early today in the Strait of Hormuz, the Fifth Fleet said in a statement. Fifteen sailors were slightly injured...

FDIC Closes Sale of Indymac, Loses $10.7 billion

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