Thursday, May 28, 2009

News Updates, 5/29

African Nation’s Priests Go On Strike
Priests in the Central African Republic went on strike for a day to protest the resignation of the nation’s leading prelate, Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo of Bangui, and the appointment of a new apostolic administrator....

Dr. Janet Smith calls Schindler attack “puzzling”
Defense of Christopher West

Catholic lawyers debate Obama abortion policy
Two Catholic lawyers went head-to-head Thursday night on whether the Obama administration has any common ground with the pro-life movement and came down on opposing sides on the goals of the new president....
[Heretical Doug Kmiec vs Prof Robert George with Mary Ann Glendon as moderator...Prof. George wins, hands down!!! Truth triumphs over obfuscations and falsehoods! Video here.]

Kicking & Screaming:Journalist & Self-described Catholic "Priestess" Dragged From Near Air Force One
A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday...She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon...she wanted to hand Obama a letter urging him "to take a stand for traditional marriage."...[she] identified herself as a Roman Catholic priestess who lives in Anaheim, Calif...
[I commend her for trying to defend authentic "marriage,' but her credibility is more than questionable when she claims to be a "Catholic priestess." ]

Catholic Pro-Life Group: Pro-Abortion Commencement Scandals Up in 2009
A pro-life organization that serves as a watchdog for Catholic colleges and universities says the number of commencement scandals involving pro-abortion graduation speakers and honorees rose in 2009. The Cardinal Newman Society says 11 Catholic colleges joined the University of Notre Dame in violating the guidelines of the nation's Catholic bishops.

Hispanic theologian picked as Vatican envoy
Scholar advised Barack Obama's presidential campaign

Bomb explodes at Kathmandu's only Catholic church
Two people dead, 14 injured due to blast during Mass

Pope points out urgent task of Catholic education
Benedict says 'coherent and complete vision of man' needed

Abortion rights backers uneasy about Sotomayor
Nominee has ruled in favor of abortion opponents

Bishop alleges media intervention in court decision
Bridgeport diocese defends efforts to keep records sealed

'Celebrity priest' in scandal to join Episcopalians
Removed from Miami Beach parish after photo exposé

Book: nuns in habits attract vocations
'More visibly countercultural' orders are flourishing

Kmiec proposes end of legally recognized marriage
Same prominent Catholic who backed Barack Obama
[Kmiec's view of Catholicism is flawed as is his understanding of the natural moral law. How he remains a Catholic is beyond comprehension. It sounds as if he needs a dose of ecclesiastical medice.]

Other Issues

FoxNation headline story now: "Should Obama release his birth certificate?"
Is something shaking loose? Go to the link and add your opinion.

FDIC restricts interest rates at struggling banks
U.S. banks that are struggling to stay afloat will not be allowed to aggressively ratchet up interest rates to attract customer money, a top bank regulator said on Friday...

British Press Slams Obama/Gibbs: "Not Afraid to Take On" D.C. status quo
The British press, especially the Telegraph, has been singled out because they frequently publish articles critical of the Obama administration and are not afraid to take on the status quo in Washington.

Justice Dept Drops Charges Against Black Panther Thugs Involved in Voter Intimidation - Wielded weapons and blocked entrances to polls last November...
Welcome to Obamanation where JUSTICE is only dispensed to party hacks and thugs...What a country!!! What would happen if a group of redneck honkies had done something similar? Years in prison for "hate crimes"!!!
Here's Fox News Confronting the Racist Black Panther at the Polls - They must be members of the Fraudster's Civilian National Security Force

Leap in U.S. debt hits taxpayers with 12% more red ink
Taxpayers are on the hook for an extra $55,000 a household to cover rising federal commitments made just in the past year for retirement benefits, the national debt and other government promises, a USA TODAY analysis shows...

Chairman MaObama Creates 'Cyber Czar' Position
Now, every bit of your computer will be monitored for national security reasons...

Japan's April Auto Exports Down 64.7% on Year
Japan's automobile production in the month of April fell 47.1% from a year earlier to 485,405 units, according to data released Friday from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association...

As Flu Retreats, Scientists Brace for Its Return
The H1N1 [Swine flu, Mexiflu] Virus, Strains of Which Have Circulated for Decades, Could Come Back in a More Virulent Form

DHS to scan fingerprints of travellers exiting the US
The US Department of Homeland Security is set to kickstart a controversial new pilot to scan the fingerprints of travellers departing the United States.

PC-maker Dell's profits slump 63%
Dell has seen its latest quarterly profits decline by almost two-thirds as the worldwide recession continues to hit sales of computers...

A New Enemies List?
Politics: The government's bailout of Chrysler was key to saving a national icon too important to be lost. Or so we were told. But it's looking more like a way to punish political opponents.

Obama calls on Israel to halt settlements
Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, Pres__ent Baraq Hussein Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in the West Bank on the same day the Israelis rejected that demand. Obama pushed Palestinians for progress, too, deepening his personal involvement...

Scientists identify new lethal, aggressive virus in Africa
Scientists have identified a lethal new virus in Africa that causes bleeding like the dreaded Ebola virus. The so-called "Lujo" virus infected five people in Zambia and South Africa last fall. Four of them died, but a fifth survived, perhaps helped by a medicine recommended by the scientists.

Tancredo: Sotomayor’s a member of the “Latino KKK”
The “Latino KKK” in this case meaning the National Council of La Raza, about which the boss has written eloquently and at great length...

CNN: Sotomayor pick not based on merit
In picking Sonia Sotomayor, [Chairman MaObama] has confirmed that identity politics matter to him more than merit. While Judge Sotomayor exemplifies the American Dream, she would not have even been on the short list if she were not Hispanic...

Sotomayer Ruled that states dont have to Uphold the 2nd Amendment

Edmund Burke and B. Hussein Obama (Thomas Sowell)
The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke. But it was not nearly as big an escape as I had thought it would be. When Burke wrote of his apprehension about "new power in new persons," I could not help think of the new powers that have been created by which a new Pres__ent [ID missing] of the United States -- a man with zero experience in business -- can fire the head of General Motors and tell banks how to run their businesses.

'There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit (debt) expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit (debt) expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.'
- Ludwig von Mises

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