Wednesday, May 27, 2009

News Updates, 5/28

Father Alberto Cutié to join Episcopal church
The Rev. Alberto Cutié, the celebrity priest removed from his Miami Beach church after photos of him kissing and embracing a woman appeared in the pages of a Spanish-language magazine earlier this month, will leave the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami to join the Episcopal church....

Commentary: Caritas Christi’s Deal with the Devil – Part II
The events in the Archdiocese of Boston that brought about the unbelievably bad news regarding the “joint venture” between Caritas Christi Health Care System and the Centene Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, continue to unfold at a fast and furious pace....

Couple: [San Diego] County Trying To Stop Home Bible Studies
SAN DIEGO -- A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold bible studies in their home, 10News reported. Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.

Christopher West ‘significantly’ misrepresents JP II’s thought, leading theologian says
A Friendly Criticism

Christopher West’s Work is “Completely Sound,” says Dr. Janet Smith
Here, I want to offer a brief, partial, response to Prof. David Schindler’s assessment of West’s work. The fact that Nightline got a lot wrong about West’s work is not surprising...

Catholic orders plead poverty in Irish abuse
138 religious congregations struggling to pay victims
[Maybe they should ask the three stooges,Obama, Geithner, & Bernanke, for a taxpayer bailout-they're giving taxpayer money away to everyone else]

Archbishop retires, reports: his priests not celibate
African diocese sees clergy living with women, kids

Central African priests protest Vatican move
Investigation mission: archbishop shirked moral duty

Weakland abandons planned move to NJ abbey
Monks say they are 'worried about the situation'

Vatican raises retirement age to make ends meet
Newly hired lay staff will retire at 67 instead of 65

Boston archdiocese makes priest pension reforms
Taking steps to reform before it runs out of money

Bishop urged not to appeal release of abuse files
Supporters of sex abuse victims ask diocese to comply

As Mexico's Catholics bail, evangelicals gain
Protestantism has taken firm hold in the nation's soil
[This happens everywhere when the faith is diluted and truth is made meaningless...shameful.

Billionaire club in bid to curb 'overpopulation'
U.S.'s richest meet to discuss ways of tackling disasters

Other Issues

Chicago Gas Prices Break $3

U.S. foreclosures take record leap

More than 12% of U.S. mortgages in distress

Thomas Sowell on Sotomayor
...Much is being made of the fact that Sonia Sotomayor had to struggle to rise in the world. But stop and think. - If you were going to have open heart surgery, would you want to be operated on by a surgeon who was chosen because he had to struggle to get where he is or by the best surgeon you could find -- even if he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and had every advantage that money and social position could offer?...

GM To Announce 14 Plants Closures Monday

Pelosi appeals for China's help on climate change
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Beijing on Thursday to cooperate on climate change, calling a safe environment a basic human right...

Texas Senate passes gun rights resolution
The Texas Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 by State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) to express opposition to federal legislation infringing on the individual right to keep and bear arms...The resolution reasserts our “right to keep and bear arms to protect oneself, one’s family, and one’s possessions from either the lawlessness of other persons or the tyranny of the government.”

Auto parts supplier Visteon Files for Bankruptcy
Looks like no one told them that Chairman MaObama said the Economy Is 'Back From the Brink' because of HIS stimulus...What a delusional narcissist.

California wants Federal government to back its loans
If AIG was too big to fail, how about the world's eighth-largest economy? In a move with only one modern-day precedent, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration and members of Congress for federal loan guarantees to help the state out of a desperate, multibillion-dollar jam.

Special Report on MBS "Black Wednesday:" Among The Worst Day Of Losses.... Ever....
The dust is finally settling and ashes finally floating away, at least for today. We are left with one of the most grotesque images to come out of the MBS marketplace in years: the visual representation of the deservedly named "Black Wednesday."...

New Investor Worry: Treasury Selloff Spiking Interest Rates
The stock market is watching the bond market, wary a spike in interest rates will derail a fragile economic recovery and snuff the market's rally....

Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look
Levy Viewed as Way to Reduce Deficits, Fund Health Reform

With budget deficits soaring and President Obama pushing a trillion-dollar-plus expansion of health coverage, some Washington policymakers are taking a fresh look at a money-making idea long considered politically taboo: a national sales tax...
[The thieves, unable to curb their appetites for criminally spending taxpayers' money, want to steal even more of it. They appear intent on tanking the economy and the nation. Time for rope, or worse?]

Napolitano whines about Sept. 11 Canada controversy
U.S. Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano wanted to make it clear to Canada on Wednesday that she knows she misspoke when she erroneously said that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists entered the United States through Canada....

'If you are a middle class family, making less than $250,000 a year, you will NOT see your taxes go up - not your income tax, not your payroll tax, none of them - your taxes will NOT go up.'
-- Baraq Hussein Obama/Soetoro

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