Iowa bishop on the government's role in health care.
Iowa bishop R. Walker Nickless in a message issued by the Diocese of Sioux City:
[T]he Catholic Church does not teach that government should directly provide health care. Unlike a prudential concern like national defense, for which government monopolization is objectively good—it both limits violence overall and prevents the obvious abuses to which private armies are susceptible—health care should not be subject to federal monopolization...
“In a culture of death such as we have now, taxation to redistribute costs of medical care becomes both unjust and unsustainable.”
Police stand by bishop at Cleveland church closing
Fifty parishes ordered closed or merged by Lennon
DNA in nun's murder case still unclear
Test on priest's behalf rules out serial killer in 1980
Scranton's Bishop Martino explains his resignation
Says clergy not accepting of his manner of governance
Martino wore out his welcome with brother bishops?
More evidence that U.S. hierarchy divided on key issues
Catholic Health Assoc: 'no' on health-care bill
Agency reiterates its commitment to protect life
Methodists say no to Lutheran gay clergy
...despite the new 'full communion' agreement
Priests fires deacon over $300,000 stolen money
Letter accuses bookkeeper of taking money over years
Father of Terri Schiavo dies at age 71
Struggled to save the life of his brain-damaged daughter
[May he rest in peace]
Carrie Prejean sues over 'religious discrimination'
Dethroned Miss Calif. cries foul over marriage support
RED ALERT: White House Has Secret Plan To Harvest Personal Data From Social Networking WebsitesNLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites. The information to be captured includes comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video. The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.”
[Obongo and his punk thugs need to be stopped before it's too late!]