Tuesday, June 02, 2009

News Updates, 6/3

Church and Benedict XVI confronting heart of secular world
Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellin of Burgos, Spain said last week that it has become increasingly evident that both the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI are confronting the “center of the secular world, made up of significant elements of the European Union, the United Nations, and more recently, the United States.”

Kmiec Chides Burke, Naumann, and Chaput
Cardinal Mahony Came to His Rescue
[Who else...dissenters, apostate, and heretics all flock together, don't they?]

[Self-described "Catholic"] Pelosi Says U.S. Should Aid U.N. Population Fund Despite Its Involvement in China Where There's Forced Abortion
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that the United States government should continue to provide aid to the United Nations Population Fund despite the fact that UNFPA operates in the People's Republic of China, where there is a coercive population-control program. “My knowledge of the fund is that it does not support abortion in China,” Pelosi said.
[Her knowledge? Well, enough said!]

Bishop George Lucas appointed to Archdiocese of Omaha
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop George J. Lucas, 59, to serve as the new Archbishop of Omaha, after accepting the resignation of Omaha’s Archbishop Elden Curtiss....
[Congratulations to Bishop Lucas]

A Condemnation of Murder
The nation’s Catholic bishops have roundly condemned the anarchical act of vigilantism of the murder of George Tiller, baby killer. The American TFP have also condemned it...

Controversy erupts over John Paul II letters
Female friend publishes five decades' correspondence

Hindu extremists threaten Christians in Nepal
Terrorist group gives them one month to leave country

Former Polish PM: Europe is anti-Catholic
Says continent needs new initiatives, fresh air

Rumor: Vatican might dissolve Indiana diocese
...or diocesan boundaries may be redrawn around Indy

Hong Kong's Cardinal Zen criticizes Beijing
Urges China to reassess its verdict on Tiananmen

Pope: People must fight 'spiritual pollution'
Human soul is threatened by ideas that glorify violence

'Father Oprah' is big news in Hispanic community
Convert is media sensation in US and Latin America

Mel Gibson's new life at odds with his faith
Trad asks fellow parishioners not to gossip about him

Vatican official laments drop in confessions
Some confuse psychologist's couch for confessional booth

UK Man Convicted after Trying to Stop Homosexual Sex in Public with Video Camera
A UK man who became fed up with homosexuals meeting for sex in the local park, has received a suspended jail sentence for his attempts to shame them into stopping using his video camera. Colin Anthony Haw, 47, of Mayflower Road, Boston, in Lincolnshire, was called a “vigilante” by the court who said his campaign to stop the activities of the local homosexual community was a threat to a “vulnerable” minority...

Other Issues

The Big Collapse Could Be Very Near
The Federal Reserve appears to be increasingly nervous about the long term bond market. This is serious. How panicked are they? After leaking a story on Friday, they are back at it on Sunday. The Federal Reserve leaked to CNBC's Steve Liesman on Friday that they weren't targeting long rates. Why such a leak? Probably because the Fed did not want to appear impotent in controlling the long rate. So they put out the word through Liesman that they weren't targetting the long rate. Can you imagine what would happen to the markets if it sensed long rates were beyond the control of the Fed?...

Time for Fed to start tightening, Hoenig says
Rising yields on long-term Treasury debt is a signal that the Federal Reserve should being raising interest rates, said Thomas Hoenig, the president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve district bank on Wednesday. The higher yields are a signal that the market is concerned with the inflationary pressure from the high federal budget deficit and "very" accommodative monetary policy, Hoenig said in a speech in Wyoming...

Bin Laden Says Obama Has Inflamed Hatred Toward the U.S.
Cairo (AP) - Osama bin Laden threatened Americans in a new audio tape Wednesday, saying President Barack Obama inflamed hatred toward the U.S. by ordering Pakistan to crack down on militants in Swat Valley and block Islamic law there.

China Sees ‘Grim’ Job Market, Deeper Impact From Global Crisis
China’s government said unemployment is worsening, a quick rebound in trade is becoming less likely, and the nation is yet to feel the full effects of a global slump...

Venezuela Chavez says "Comrade" Obama more left-wing
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp...

States' Budget Woes Are Poised to Get Even Worse
As lawmakers fight over patching current budgets, larger problems loom in the next few years. The bulk of funds from the federal government's stimulus package will be allocated by 2011, but tax collections aren't likely to be enough to take their place -- even if the economy is recovering...
[Where are the SPENDING CUTS?]

Barack Hussein Obama: US "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"
It is important to note that "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"....
[Lather, rinse, repeat...Hussein is Domestic enemy #1...He and all of his Congressional lapdogs need to resign or be impeached!]

The world is "getting closer" to a swine flu pandemic as some countries outside the Americas are showing early signs of flu spreading locally, a senior World Health Organisation official said Tuesday...

Bomb Threat on Air France S. America day before plane was lost
The airport safety delayed an Air France flight this evening before departring for Paris immediately after the company received a bomb threat over the phone at the airport of Ezeiza...

U.S. Releases Secret List of Nuclear Sites Accidentally
The federal government mistakenly made public a 266-page report, its pages marked “highly confidential,” that gives detailed information about hundreds of the nation’s civilian nuclear sites and programs, including maps showing the precise locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons....
[The clowns have since removed it from the web however, the document is at wikileaks]

Merkel mauls central banks
Unconventional monetary policies being pursued by the world’s main central banks could aggravate rather than ease the economic crisis, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, suggested on Tuesday...

The Emergence of Pres__ent Obama's Muslim Roots
ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller report: The other day we heard a comment from a White House aide that never would have been uttered during the primaries or general election campaign...
[Anyone with any brains knos he is and always was a Muslim]

Al Qaeda Eyes Bio Attack Via Mexico Border
U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group's determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland...
[Let's NOT bother securing the border...Incompetent fools!]

'My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world...I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'
-- Baraq Hussein Obama

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