Monday, August 17, 2009

News Updates, 8/16-17

Key Vatican Personnel Changes
Pope Benedict XVI made the latest in a series of important changes within the Roman Curia today by appointing Msgr. Pietro Parolin as apostolic nuncio to Venezuela. The appointment has been speculated by Vatican commentators for some time...

Bishop Richard Stika suffers a heart attack
Please begin praying immediately for the health and recovery of Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville. While in Florida Bishop Sitka suffered a heart attack...[No link at this time]

Did President Obama Mislead the Holy Father?
Health Care Plan Answers the Question
[Mislead=LIE...Did his lips move?]

New nuns and priests seen opting for Tradition
Much more concerned with fidelity to the Church

Catholic college faces lawsuit over contraceptives
Belmont Abbey accused of violating discrimination laws

US puts India on watch list for religious freedom
Commission denounces discrimination against minorities

Molester priest called before grand jury
As part of investigation of Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Welsh bishop: resist acceptance of assisted suicide
'There is a danger of subtle pressure being felt'

Mexican bishop runs over 6 people, killing one
Detained for losing control of his vehicle

Former deaf-school student sues archdiocese
Suit claims priest there molested him in 1970s

Why Newt Gingrich converted to Catholicism
Embracing the role of defending his new faith

Begging Caesar to render welfare unto us: a conversation with Archbishop Chaput
[Archbishop Chaput showing his 'true blue' colors?]

Bishops discuss Catholic Church's woes in Asia
Mixed marriages, violence against Christians...

Other Issues

*** Must Read***
From Family Planning to Death Planning (Fr. Thomas Euteneuer)
It’s time to kiss grandma goodbye. Do it while you can, especially if she is sick. I am not being facetious here. The healthcare debate is deadly serious for seniors and those who will need a greater amount of health care in the coming years. People approaching retirement age will be obliged to start planning for death soon, and the government is more than ready to help them. According to this wicked bill, HR 3200, there are generous provisions setting the stage to weed out the weak, infirm and unfit and make room for the fit, all at the government’s discretion. The list of chilling dictates that will affect all seniors and ill persons is just frightening. I note just a few relevant provisions from the 1018-page document...

The Week in Charts – Buckle the Heck Up!
...It is time to buckle the heck up. The resonant disconnect between reality and the pumping that is going on in the media and among supposed “experts” is at an all time historic, never been here before, Economic Mass Psychosis, HIGH.

Deadline looms for Guaranty bids
US banking regulators have asked prospective buyers of Guaranty Financial, a struggling Texas bank with $14bn in assets, to submit bids for the group by Monday, according to people close to the matter...

War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show: Fans fight back
Glenn Beck fans are fighting back against a campaign led by a black activist organization prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.

The New Freedom Of Speech Czar - Mark Lloyd
Beyond disturbing...
[Glenn Beck-YouTube]

Town Hall Uprisings - Busting the Political Con? - ALAN KEYES
One thing is becoming increasingly clear: the forces seeking to destroy constitutional self-government and impose socialism on the people of the United States appear to have underestimated the intelligence and will of the American people. The town hall uprisings have roused an arrogant, angry reaction from the Obama faction's political and media hacks. It reeks of surprised indignation. 'How dare these people prove more intelligent and feisty than we expected?' they seem to say. Their surprise more and more appears to be the only thing about them that is not insincere; that and their hunger for power...

Obama's Mad Science Adviser [Urged compulsory abortion and sterilization of women!]
Compulsory abortion and sterilization aren't youthful indiscretions
When it comes to having past views that should frighten every American citizen, Ezekiel Emanuel (see above editorial) has nothing on the president's "chief science adviser," John P. Holdren. The combination of Mr. Holdren with Dr. Emanuel should make the public seriously concerned with this administration's moral compass concerning care for the old and weak.

MX Federal Agents pulled OFF the Border - Mexican Army takes over customs operations on US border
The Mexican Army on Saturday took control of customs at the busy border with the United States, as federal authorities pulled their agents off the job, a government official told AFP.

Administration Official: "Sebelius Misspoke." ("Nothing has changed")
An administration official said tonight that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius "misspoke" when she told CNN this morning that a government run health insurance option "is not an essential part" of reform. This official asked not to be identified in exchange for providing clarity about the intentions of [Chairman MaObama]...

Sebelius stands behind end-of-life planning
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she hopes the final reform package will include measures to encourage end-of-life counseling – despite the controversy such a proposal has caused in recent weeks...
[Why don't these clowns volunteer and meet with Kevorkian? They can do us all a favor!]

WSJ:Failed Banks weight on FDIC
Banks in the U.S. that failed in the past two years were in far worse shape than those that collapsed during the industry's last crisis, a looming problem for the government agency charged with insuring deposits. At three of the five banks that failed Friday, increasing the total to 77 so far this year, the financial hit to the agency's deposit-insurance fund is expected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to be about 50% of their assets.

China to Invest up to $2 Billion in US mortgages
[A drop in the bucket]


What's Really Inside the Democrat WelfCare™ Bill

"It's not that we don't have enough scoundrels to curse; it's that we don't have enough good men to curse them."
- G.K.Chesterton, ILN, 3/14/1908

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