December 2009

Jimmy Carter as “Church Historian” (giggle)

December 13, 2009

Jeff Miller posted an interesting commentary on his Facebook account. It regards Jimmy Carter pontificating on church history. What a joke — that’ like me giving a lecture on brain surgery. I have provided the full text below. I agree with Jeff! Frankly, I consider Carter the 2nd worst president in US history (the 1st [...]

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I Agree, Assimilating is Ultimately Impossible and Unwise

December 11, 2009

Swiss vote on minarets seen as protest against failure to assimilate Muslim immigrants In a provocative essay on the Swiss vote to ban the construction of minarets, David Goldman of First Things argues that the people of Switzerland—and Europe generally—are reacting not only against radical Islam, but against the supposition that even moderate Muslims cannot [...]

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Bad News for Prolife

December 9, 2009

With pro-life amendment’s defeat, US bishops urgently call for changes in Senate health bill For full article: http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=4840 By a 54-45 vote, the United States Senate has rejected the Nelson-Hatch-Casey Amendment to health care legislation. The amendment would have kept in place “the longstanding and widely supported federal policy against government funding of health coverage [...]

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Cajun Dancing, Good Food & Catholic Fellowship

December 9, 2009

Today our Baton Rouge parish mission at St. Isidore’s is completed but we are staying long enough to join the parish social with Cajun dancing and great home cooked local Louisiana foods. This is great! What a great bunch of faithful and orthodox Catholics. Fr. Fred Youngs has been wonderful! I love finding priests and [...]

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Abortion Coverage back in Health Bill

December 3, 2009

Senate passes measure that could allow mandatory abortion coverage in health-care bill The US Senate today approved the “Mikulski amendment” to the proposed health-care reform bill, paving the way for mandatory abortion coverage in health insurance programs. The Mikulski amendment stipulates that health insurance carriers must cover any procedure that is classified by the Health [...]

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Kristyn’s Search for God and the Church

December 3, 2009

You will enjoy this well-written story of Kristyn’s search for God and then for his Church. She traveled through the desert with many stops along the way before finding the beautiful oasis of the Catholic Church. Here is an excerpt from her story, “I learned my first memory verse that night, Psalm 27:1. The Lord [...]

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Wise Men with Fire Hats

December 2, 2009

Here I am still in the heart of Tennessee. I noticed a creche scene (manger scene with baby Jesus) on the side of the road. I took a double-take when I saw the Three Wise Men with shiny fire helmets on their heads. I thought it was strange. So I stopped at the little restaurant [...]

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