Sunday, May 31, 2009

News Update, 5/30-31

George Tiller shot to death at Wichita church
Kansas Abortionist George Tiller was shot today as he was going to Church....
[A hit man hired by friends of Sebelius, perhaps? Although he MURDERED more innocent babies than any other creature in the US, we should pray for his sorry soul. Could he, at life's last instant, had a conversion of heart and repentance for his hideous crimes? Let us pray that he did.]

Benedict XVI: Church Needs Change of Mentality - Calls on Laity to Recognize Pastoral Responsibility
Laypeople are not merely the clergy's collaborators, but rather share in the responsibility of the Church's ministry, says Benedict XVI. The Pope called on the laity to become more aware of their role when he inaugurated Tuesday an ecclesial conference for the Diocese of Rome on "Church Membership and Pastoral Co-responsibility." The conference is under way through Friday....

Archbp. Nienstedt to pro-homosexual group: “The truths of our faith are not open to debate”
From Stella Borealis come this entry about the annual Pentecost challenge made my a homosexual activist group to the local Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The group concerned is called Rainbow Sash. Adherents of Rainbow Sash publicly protest the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by making a public display of themselves during the time of Holy Communion during a Mass for Pentecost at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese. In other words, they seek to receive Communion while protesting the Church’s teachings....
[It's about time, God Bless Abp. Nienstedt!: Anyone wearing a “rainbow sash” will not be permitted to receive Holy Communion, since their dissent is a sign that they have publicly broken communion with the Church’s teaching. ]

The real news behind the very public apostasy of the Rev. Alberto Cutié
Who hasn't heard the news? A Spanish gossip magazine published compromising photos of Fr. Alberto Cutié, then a Catholic priest, romancing a young lady on the beach. Fr. Cutié owned up to his relationship and chose the path of least resistance: apostasy – “apostasy” in that restricted canonical sense of “desertion of a post, the giving up of a state of life; he who voluntarily embraces a definite state of life cannot leave it, therefore, without becoming an apostate,” according to the trusty old Catholic Encyclopedia...

Other News

Federal Reserve puzzled by yield curve steepening
The Federal Reserve is studying significant moves in the U.S. government bond market last week that could have big implications for the central bank's strategy to combat the country's recession. But the Fed is not really sure what is driving the sharp rise in long-dated bond yields, and especially a widening gap between short and long term yields....
[The Fed is also puzzled by simple arihmetic...]

America's Freest States
From indelibly American quotations like "Give me liberty or give me death" to the iconic pairing of "liberty and justice" in the Pledge of Allegiance, there's no shortage of examples demonstrating that Americans have historically placed a high value on the concept of freedom....

Vet's Patriotic Stickers Under Fire
DALLAS - Frank Larison is a disabled veteran with more than 14 years of service, including more than a year of combat duty in Vietnam. The 58-year-old former Marine now finds himself under attack by his Dallas homeowners association for displaying seven decals on his vehicle supporting the Marine Corps...

Pravda calling the US marxist
...The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe...

Delphi Default Next Week?
Auto-parts supplier Delphi Corp. said it could default on its bankruptcy loans next week if it does not reach an agreement on the future of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case with the Treasury Department and former owner General Motors Corp. by Monday. Delphi said in a regulatory filing Friday it remains in talks with Treasury and GM. It is seeking an extension of the Monday deadline or a waiver from lenders.

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