Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Updates, August 5

Cardinal George Decries Court Decision Striking Down California Marriage Law
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, decried the August 4 decision of a federal judge to overturn California voters' 2008 initiative that protected marriage as the union of one man and one woman...

Judge overturns California gay marriage ban
Latest dramatic twist in watershed legal saga

Protesters in Poland block cross from being moved memory of the late President Lech Kaczynski

Fundraiser steals $51K from Catholic schools
Fund was supposed to lower tuition costs for poor

Hitchens calls Pope an 'elderly criminal'
Atheist laments he will likely die before Benedict

Pope: Eucharist is Jesus' greatest gift to us
A 'treasure whose value cannot be measured'

Groups want Cardinal Law dismissed from post
Accuse Vatican of giving abuse 'culprit' a soft landing

Police breakthrough in priest's murder case
Ballistics report links incident to other killings

Jewish donors give Catholic schools a lift
'We like to get a good return on our investment'

=== Other Issues ===

Networks Ignore Missouri Voters' Rejection of ObamaCare, Instead Celebrate Obama's Birthday
In the first voter referendum on ObamaCare, Missourians on Tuesday overwhelmingly (by 71 to 29 percent) backed Proposition C which called upon the state to enact a statute to “deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance,” an outcome the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described as “rebuking President Barack Obama's administration.” On Wednesday night, however, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts skipped the bad news for President Obama – yet all found time to celebrate his 49th birthday....

Senate to confirm Kagan as court's 4th-ever woman
Her confirmation assured, Elena Kagan is on the brink of becoming the fourth woman ever to serve as a Supreme Court justice....Republicans have harshly criticized Kagan, 50, as a political activist who would be unable to put aside her liberal views and render impartial decisions. Democrats defend the former Harvard Law School dean as a highly qualified legal scholar who could help bring consensus to the polarized court.
[A pro-death, lesbian communist - all who vote to confirm this 'woman' are voting for tyranny!]

GM [Government Motors] donates $41,000 to lawmakers' pet projects
When General Motors went through bankruptcy last year, it suspended its political donations. Now that it's owned by the U.S. government, it's donating to lawmakers' pet projects again. The carmaker gave $41,000 to groups associated with lawmakers, the vast majority of it -- $36,000 -- to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the company reported on a disclosure form last week. The CBC Foundation is a charity with 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus on its board....

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