Tuesday, April 07, 2009

News Updates, 4/7

Sebelius Confirmation Delayed: Time for Catholic Action

Revealed: Obama Commencement Talking Points for University of Notre Dame Trustees
LifeSiteNews.com has obtained a copy of the talking points distributed by the University of Notre Dame to its Board of Trustees to respond to the rash of criticism the school faces...

Bishop Lori bows out of Catholic university dinner honoring pro-abortion Kennedy
Bishop of Bridgeport William Lori has said he will not attend a Sacred Heart University dinner which will honor pro-abortion Catholic Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. He also commented on the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Barack Obama, saying it was contrary to efforts to resist the president’s “anti-life” policies...

Iowa bishops' statement on marriage decision
Marriage is a basic human and social institution. Though it is regulated by civil laws and church laws, it did not originate from either the church or state, but from God. Therefore, neither church nor state can alter the basic meaning and structure of marriage.....

Obama Names Pope-Basher to Faith-Based Initiative Board
[Usurper] B. Hussein Obama/Soetoro has named to the federal government’s faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage.

Former Vatican ambassador: Notre Dame is wrong
Jim Nicholson supports those protesting Obama invitation

Cardinal Egan in hospital with stomach pains
Operation to implant pacemaker postponed

Diocese confirms body is missing Austin priest
Murdered at retirement home in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Lap dancer-turned-nun to perform for bishops
Now performs 'mystical' choreography called 'holy dance'

Okla. bill lets moms-to-be kill to save baby
Allows women to use 'lethal force' to protect unborn

Catholic senators vote against 'conscience law'
Bill would allow health care workers to avoid abortion

Vatican: Knights Templar hid Shroud of Turin
...for more than a hundred years after the Crusades

Catholic wellness centers stop offering Reiki
Bishops calling therapy 'unscientific and inappropriate'

Former sex club becomes evangelical church
NZ 'gentlemen's club' held city's only brothel license

Other News

U.S. Consumer Credit Decreased by $7.48 Billion
The pace of borrowing by U.S. consumers fell in February as fewer Americans sought credit to make purchases amid what may become the worst recession in seven decades.

Default Rate Surges to Highest Since Depression, Moodys Says
Thirty-five companies defaulted in March, the highest number in a single month since the Great Depression, according to Moody’s Investors Service....

IRA Commentary - Apples and Truffles, PPIP is Financially Flawed, Intellectually Dishonest
...The plan as presented simply replaces the current problem with a more complex, subsidized shell game meant to hide the same problem....

1800+ Institutions Believed to Be at Risk of Failure
Several of the nation’s largest banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Sun Trust Bank, HSBC Bank USA, plus more than 1,800 regional and smaller institutions are at risk of failure despite government bailouts, according to Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D., president of Weiss Research, Inc., an independent research firm.

House Preparing to Legalize Payday Loans With 391% APR
A House subcommittee wants to legalize payday loans with interest rates of up to 391%. Lobbyists from the payday industry bought Congress' support by showering influential members, including Chairman Luiz Gutierrez, with campaign cash. The Congressman is now playing good cop, bad cop with the payday industry, which is pretending to oppose his generous gift of a bill.
[The DemonRat party again setting out to help the little people.]

US Navy Physicist warns of crushing cold temperatures and global famine
The sun has gone very quiet as it transitions to Solar Cycle 24...Two paths lie before us. Both are marked with a signpost that reads “Danger”! Down one path lies monstrous solar storms. Down the other path lies several decades of crushing cold temperatures and global famine...
[Obama can fix it - Yes he can! (sarcasm)]

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