Sunday, June 14, 2009

News Updates, 6/15

Defense Fund Established for Kristin Kazyak, Arrested for Trespassing in a Catholic Church While Praying After Mass!
...She has been attending Mass at St. Therese in Alhambra and was working there to register voters and distribute Prop 8 materials. She apparently made some local parishioners upset at some meetings and the pastor asked her not to attend the parish, a violation of Kristin's canon law rights. Kristin continued to attend Mass, but kept a low profile. She was never legally enjoined from going to the church and never caused any problems at Mass.

Despite that, on Holy Thursday a parishioner called the police and had her arrested while she was praying quietly before the Altar of Repose. Kristin was arrested again on Good Friday while she was simply praying in the Church after the Eucharistic Service....
[This is a MUST READ! Are we really living in the Twilight Zone? It appears that we are!]

Catholic Media Mutiny ("Catholic" News Service)
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the faithful had ready access to reliable media sources that consistently present news items and important issues truthfully and completely, while also communicating the authentic doctrine of the faith so dependably that Catholics could receive the information they relay with complete confidence?...

Catholic News Service has long been viewed with a suspicious eye by “conservative” Catholic groups, but any perception that this wariness was confined to some traditionalist fringe, however, was officially put to rest earlier this year. By January 2009, CNS’ failure to consistently apply reliably Catholic editorial standards had become so problematic that Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura at the Vatican, was moved to take the extraordinarily bold step of criticizing CNS from Rome...
[CNS needs a thorough cleansing - are the bishops up to the task? I hear crickets!]

All the Denarii of Peter. Vices and Virtues of the Vatican Bank (Chiesa)
Two hundred million dollars for the "pope's charity." Where does it come from? Where does it go? New revelations on the malfeasance of the Institute for Works of Religion. And on the obstacles posed to its rehabilitation

"Insidious secularization, even inside the Church”
Benedict XVI cautions against empty Eucharistic worship

Bishop, donors sue Loretto High nuns' order
Sisters closed school and used money for retirement

Boston diocese to partner with abortion services?
O'Malley seeking alternatives to avoid state mandate

Sextuplets mother ignored advice to abort
Woman says she decided to put her faith in God

Vatican excommunicates Zambian priest
Father Luciano Mbewe officially declared schismatic

Venezuela official: bishops are inciting hatred
Episcopal report to Pope expressed concerns about Chavez

Bishop concerned by poor Eucharistic practice
Says some priests do not show faith in real presence

Prof accuses Vatican leader of 'total relativism'
Head of Pontifical Academy for Life under fire

Catholic News Service blasted by Archbishop Burke
Is Editor daring USCCB to hold him to accountability?

Woman aborts other mother's last embryo
Blunder raises questions about IVF clinics

Other Issues

Defense Department sees protests as terrorism
Antiterrorism training materials used by the Department of Defense teach that public protests should be regarded as "low-level terrorism," according to a letter of complaint sent to the department by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California...

Senior Democrat Says Obama's Czars Unconstitutional
Last week Pres__ent Obama appointed yet another “czar” with massive government power, answering only to him. Even before this latest appointment, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate wrote President Obama a letter saying that these czars are unconstitutional...[Caorman] Obama’s “czar strategy” is an unprecedented power grab centralizing authority in the White House, outside congressional oversight and in violation of the Constitution.
{Constitution??? Haven't you heard? That's been replaced by Supreme Leader - the Rule of Obama!]

Senator Durbin cashed out during big stock collapse
Asset sales came after meeting with Fed, Treasury chiefs

Lloyds Bank Drops American Customers
Lloyds Banking Group is ditching American customers based in Britain pending a crackdown on international tax evasion planned by Pres__ent Barack Obama...

IMF says worst not over
LONDON (Reuters) - The head of the IMF questioned on Monday debate about when to roll back stimulus spending, saying the world economy had yet to weather the worst of a recession that claimed a record number of European jobs. The 16-country euro zone lost a record 1.22 million jobs in the first quarter, official data showed.

State Department Says China to Get U.S. Aid under New Climate Deal
U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern said that there was “no question” that China would receive both financial and technological assistance from the United States as part of upcoming climate change talks to be conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Coming Tax Tsunami
...Over the next decade, under President Obama’s budget, federal spending will increase 25 percent faster than revenue, says the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. But, incredibly, this is almost modest dollar-wise compared to the current unfunded liability for Social Security and Medicare. It totals $101.7 trillion in today’s dollars. This is more than seven times the 2008 gross domestic product (GDP) our total economy, according to calculations by the National Center for Policy Analysis...

German credit crunch deepens
Germany's top industrial group has warned that credit conditions are going from bad to worse across much of the country's manufacturing base, dashing hopes for a swift recovery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kristen recently was a guest at a friend's house and overstayed her welcome and refused to leave when asked. She threatened this 77 year old woman and said horrible things to her and threatened to sue her. This is a very evil person that must not be trusted.