Friday, February 27, 2004

'Gay Marriage' is Not about 'Rights'
David Limbaugh
Friday, Feb. 27, 2004
Proponents of traditional values are making a tactical error in allowing the homosexual lobby to frame the issue of same-sex marriage merely as one of equal rights for gays. Much more is at stake.

Larry Elder says "The state should get out of the marriage business" Leave marriage to non-governmental institutions, like churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship or private institutions.

The Southern Baptists are using The Passion of the Christ to evangelize. It costs $25 to link a church to this site.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Catholic Passion Outreach has a Guide to the Passion:
100 Questions about The Passion of The Christ
This should make Hollywood listen!
‘Passion’ takes in $15 to $20 million
Feb. 25, 2004LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” took in an estimated $15 million to $20 million after just one day of release, a remarkable number for a religious-themed movie so divisive that no Hollywood studio would touch it.

Maybe the sheperds haven't been silent.
San Francisco archbishop urged Bush to back marriage amendment

House Votes on Unborn Victims Bill

Write your senator at this web site.
Senate to vote soon on Unborn Victims of Violence Act!

This should make us all feel safer? Our security is in the hands of computers.

Homeland Security Launches Expansion of Information Exchange System to States and Major Cities

Friday, February 20, 2004

My Letter to the St. Louis Review
Silence of the Shepherds
Dear Bishop Burke,
Please call the hands of Catholic elected officials in defiance or non-compliance with doctrine in our state as you did in Wisconsin. You set an excellent precedent for separating wheat from chaff. I hope you nudge Protestant and Jewish authorities into a parallel endeavor to make their own politicians accountable. It is time to speak out on the issue of "gay marriage". The silence of the Catholic bishops on this issue is shocking. Marriage is sacred, so Catholics need to protect it from the secularists. Please don't remain silent and do nothing in this critical hour.
Betty Gravlin
Florissant, MO

Evangelicals frustrated by Bush
President Bush left several million evangelical voters "on the table" four years ago and again is having trouble energizing Christian conservatives, prominent leaders on the religious right say.

Several Questions for You, Senator Kerry by David Limbaugh

Court to Consider Roe v. Wade Reopen Request

DALLAS — A federal appeals court has agreed to hear a request from the woman formerly known as "Jane Roe" to reconsider the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. Norma McCorvey, who joined with anti-abortion activists nearly 10 years ago, is seeking to have the decision overturned, citing what she says is more than 30 years of evidence that abortions are psychologically harmful to women.

Reflected virtue by Cal Thomas
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai to deliver the Ten Commandments to the ancient Israelites, he encountered a people having a party and worshipping a golden calf. Clearly, the people were not interested in what God had to say to them.

Fast-forward several thousand years. Today, many people worship the "golden calf" of the Dow Jones Industrial Averages. In Dow we trust. Materialism has dulled our senses to anything that does not produce pleasure. And so we get "gay marriage," cloning, partial birth and every other kind of abortion, a high divorce rate, cohabitation, promiscuity, nudity, profanity, indecency - all part of what some have called the coarsening of culture.

Does cloning break all ten commandments?
Terence Jeffrey
There are those who argue that "therapeutic" cloning -- in which a human embryo is cloned and killed -- is a great advancement for the human race. But when I read the recent Science article describing how researchers in South Korea had cloned human embryos, it occurred to me that cloning might be the perfect sin. It just might break all Ten Commandments at once.

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Monday, February 16, 2004

I think Catholics should tell more people about this Bible verse:
John 5: 28 Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and will come out, those who have done good deeds to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 "I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.

Some Protestants think good deeds are not necessary or that Catholics think they have to earn salvation by doing good deeds. No, no one can earn salvation, but the Gospel makes it clear that good deeds are necessary and that we will be judged for not doing what is right. I especially think politicians need to hear this verse.
They're talking about MY bishop, Raymond Burke.
Professors Defend Bishop's Ban on Pro-choice Pols
Public opinion polls say that self-identified Catholics support abortion at about the same rate the general population does, and Catholics probably resort to abortion as often as do others. Part of the reason for this scandalous collapse of moral understanding and resolution surely is the bad example set by prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

George: There is a profound issue here of the responsibility of the diocesan bishop. Bishop Burke acted because he believed that his duty as a bishop required him to act. My view is that he is right about that. The prevalence of prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicians is a grave scandal.

Friday, February 13, 2004

Web cam at Lourdes is cool!

Judging by this article, I guess we need to educate Catholics about the Sacrament of Marriage. Next, people will find a right in the constitution to marry their dog, sister, brother, children.....

Le Moyne College/Zogby International Contemporary Catholic Trends poll finds majority of American Catholics feel same-sex couples should receive legal protections of marriage, but not civil marriage or the sacrament of marriage; President’s approval rating continues to slip among Catholics; Majority believe Church decision-making should be more democratic

Fortunately, Catholic Answers is planning to put together a Catholic Voter Guide.

This article makes the above article seem incongruent. How can we be offended by TV but not playing fast and loose with God's rules about marriage?

Most Americans Offended by Sex and Violence on Television

We need to see more of this instead of the sleaze on TV.
Teens Promote Abstinence by Wearing White T-Shirts Day Before Valentine's Day
They're calling their effort the "Day of Purity," and they will distribute pro-abstinence pamphlets to their peers.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Senate kills abortion-clinic bill
RICHMOND (VA) — A Senate committee rejected legislation yesterday that would require abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety standards as outpatient surgery centers.

Here's a list of whom I would not vote for and why:

Title: To prohibit, consistent with Roe v. Wade, the interference by the government with a woman's right to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 1/21/2004) Cosponsors: 26
Related Bills: S.2020
Latest Major Action: 1/21/2004 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
COSPONSORS(26), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Abercrombie, Neil - 2/3/2004 [HI-1] Rep Allen, Thomas H. - 2/3/2004 [ME-1]
Rep Baird, Brian - 2/3/2004 [WA-3] Rep Bell, Chris - 2/3/2004 [TX-25]
Rep Brown, Sherrod - 2/3/2004 [OH-13] Rep Conyers, John, Jr. - 2/3/2004 [MI-14]
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. - 2/3/2004 [OR-4] Rep DeGette, Diana - 1/21/2004 [CO-1]
Rep Deutsch, Peter - 2/3/2004 [FL-20] Rep Doggett, Lloyd - 2/3/2004 [TX-10]
Rep Filner, Bob - 2/3/2004 [CA-51] Rep Greenwood, James C. - 1/21/2004 [PA-8]
Rep Harman, Jane - 2/3/2004 [CA-36] Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. - 2/3/2004 [IL-2]
Rep Johnson, Nancy L. - 2/3/2004 [CT-5] Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. - 2/3/2004 [OH-10]
Rep Lee, Barbara - 2/3/2004 [CA-9] Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. - 2/3/2004 [NY-14]
Rep Miller, George - 2/3/2004 [CA-7] Rep Pelosi, Nancy - 2/3/2004 [CA-8]
Rep Sabo, Martin Olav - 2/3/2004 [MN-5] Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh - 1/21/2004 [NY-28]
Rep Van Hollen, Chris - 2/3/2004 [MD-8] Rep Waxman, Henry A. - 2/3/2004 [CA-30]
Rep Wexler, Robert - 2/3/2004 [FL-19] Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. - 2/3/2004 [CA-6]

Government Schools Promote Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, February 06, 2004
In first defense of US pre-Iraq war intelligence, CIA director Tenet criticized current ?politicized, haphazard debate,? denied agency had called Saddam?s threat ?imminent? but insisted that a brutal dictator was building programs that might surprise and threaten world. Taking issue with resigned Iraq Survey Group director Kay, Tenet declared ?We are nowhere near 85 pc finished? in Iraq and said more time needed to finish task.

?No one told us what to say,? he said, and ?when analysts differed in their estimates, we said so.? A senior Iraqi official now admits that Iraq developed two large unmanned aerial vehicles for delivery of biological weapons. An aerial biological weapon spray system was flight-tested

In the last 24 hours, DEBKAfile went back to its most reliable intelligence sources in the US and the Middle East, some of whom were actively involved in the subject before and during the Iraq war. They all stuck to their guns. As they have consistently informed DEBKAfile and DEBKA-Net-Weekly , Saddam Hussein?s unconventional weapons programs were present on the eve of the American-led invasion and quantities of forbidden materials were spirited out to Syria. Whatever Dr. Kay may choose to say now, at least one of these sources knows at first hand that the former ISG director received dates, types of vehicles and destinations covering the transfers of Iraqi WMD to Syria.

Dear Mr. Bush: It's Time For You To Stand Up Against America's Moral Bankruptcy
Mr. Bush, hasn't there been enough? Haven't we seen the complete collapse of a culture? Isn't it time you said something?

Thursday, February 05, 2004

This should help Bush get re-elected. I hope they don't actually attack us.

New Al Qaida statement warns of major attack on U.S.

Massachusetts needs to be renamed Sodom and Gemorah.

The Supreme Judicial Court yesterday put Massachusetts on course to become the first state in the nation to allow gays to marry, deciding that a proposed civil unions bill for gay couples would establish "an unconstitutional, inferior, and discriminatory status for same-sex couples."

President's Statement on Massachusetts' Court Ruling
Statement by the President
February 4, 2004
Today's ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is deeply troubling. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. If activist judges insist on re-defining marriage by court order, the only alternative will be the constitutional process. We must do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage.

Or perhaps we need to rename the whole country...

Traditional Moral Views Continue to Fade in U.S.

An editorial in the Washinton Times on Virginia's partial-birth abortion law also applies to the Massachusetts situation.
An anti-democratic ruling

Our country needs more of this.

Marriage checkup
Regular maintenance of the relationship keeps a couple connected

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Today is the primary in Missouri. This is a big test for Kerry and Dean. Dean is expected to get only 15% here. Anyway, I'll be glad when it's over so I won't have to listen to LaRouche ads anymore. He makes me wonder how one like that ever is allowed to run for office. Weird! is putting it mildly.
Let's put things in perspective:

Special Report by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

The purpose of this special report is to put the recent scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective. It does not seek to exculpate anyone who had anything to do with priestly sexual misconduct, but it does seek to challenge those who continue to treat this issue in isolation. Indeed, to discuss the incidence of sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests without reference to the level of offense found among the clergy of other religions, or to that of other professionals, is grossly unfair.

President's test of faith

Signs of strong support for John Kerry among Catholic voters could mean big trouble ahead for George Bush, say Albert Scardino and John Scardino

Mona Charen says:
A matter of integrity
With David Kay's testimony on the fruitless search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the time has come for an accounting.

David Limbaugh says:
Kay vindicates Bush
In light of weapons inspector David Kay's recent statements, it is mystifying to me that President Bush and Republicans aren't claiming vindication and challenging Democrats for exploiting the issue.

Monday, February 02, 2004

Pastor Says Some Churches Preaching 'Reinvented' Gospel
A well-known Christian author and pastor is concerned that a growing number of Evangelical ministers are watering down the gospel message in order to be "seeker sensitive."

Dr. John MacArthur says many Evangelical pastors are presenting what he calls a "reinvented designer pop gospel" in hopes of making Christianity appear more attractive or culturally relevant.

Politicians and their Abandoned Personal Convictions
Cal Thomas
Dick Gephardt’s long political career is over. He withdrew from the presidential race after his poor showing in Iowa.

I remember interviewing Gephardt shortly after he came to Congress as a freshman house member. He was strongly pro-life then. He said it was his “deep personal conviction” that life began at conception and should be protected in law. He changed.

He says it was because he talked to women and got a different perspective. But he didn’t talk to pro-life women. If he had, he would have received enough information to persuade him to continue on his pro-life ways.

But Gephardt wanted to run for president and you can’t do that in the Democratic Party unless you are pro-abortion with no restrictions.

It’s too bad because the Democratic Party, which is supposed to stand for the little guy, won’t stand for the littlest guys and girls.

So, Gephardt is gone from elective office. There will be others to take his place. They, too, will have deep personal convictions at first. But they are politicians and change.
I like this web site.

I glad a few of the bishops have spine.
Boston archbishop says pro-abortion pols "shouldn't dare come to Communion"
Washington, DC, Jan. 25 ( - In an interview with following the Vigil for Life Mass in Washington, DC, last Wednesday, Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley expressed his great desire for a renewal of faith among Catholics. Asked about the problem of Catholic politicians promoting abortion, the archbishop noted that the problem "is not only politicians but those (Catholics) who vote for them." He stressed repeatedly the "great need for adult catechesis among our people."

Good News Is No News
by Chuck Colson (1/23)
Good news: Adult stem cell research has produced amazing medical breakthroughs. Embryonic stem cell research has produced none. But the media ignores the good news.

Introducing the National Cyber Alert System
US-CERT also provides a mechanism that allows citizens, businesses, and other institutions to communicate directly with the United States government regarding cyber security information. US-CERT has created the National Cyber Alert System, which is America's first cohesive national cyber security system for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing emerging vulnerabilities and threats. The system provides credible and timely information on cyber security issues for both technical and non-technical users.

Federal court upholds Florida ban on gay adoption
Miami, Jan. 29 ( - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Florida law that bans homosexuals from adopting children. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the 1977 law is constitutional, as it ruled against the four gay men who wanted to adopt their foster children.

I've always wanted to know this:
Meet the inventor of 'CtrlAltDelete'
David Bradley: Microsoft's Bill Gates 'made it famous'

Now I want to know the idiot that wrote that stupid error message that displays when you leave a floppy in the A: drive during boot up. "Non-system disk error" should say "You have a floppy in the A: drive. Take it out if it is not a boot disk."

If the pro-life cause ever wins, it will be because we have changed people's mind about it being a good thing for women.
Majority of Americans believe abortion makes women's lives worse
Washington, DC, Jan. 30 ( - A new national poll indicates that the majority of Americans believe abortion makes women's lives worse. According to the poll, only 16 percent believe abortion generally makes women's lives better. Even among those who describe themselves as "pro-choice," less than 30 percent believe abortion generally improves women's lives.