Thursday, June 19, 2008

We Are Back Up And Running

The Maritime Sentry has been experiencing a lot of technical problems and has not been able to post in quite some time. After attempting to fix our computer issues over the last couple weeks it has become apparent a new computer will be the only fix. Going forward we will post part-time until everything has been addressed.

We have also been dealing with massive flooding to our area. Roads have been washed out and closed, fields and crops have been washed away, homes have been flooded and caved in, people had to be rescued out of their homes, all the rivers and lakes are at record levels and they are calling for more rain and storms through Tuesday. We ourselves, live on high ground and have been spared from the worst, but are experiencing some water in the basement. More rain could change that though.

On a positive note, we have had several days of sun (with no rain) and the waters have partially receded. This may be an unforeseen break that will save a lot of areas. Please keep everyone who has been affected in your prayers.

Here is some of what has happened over the past week that we have not been able to post on:

“Drill, Drill, Drill” The White House Gets Involved

Lawyer of Haditha Marine Chessani: We might sue Murtha

Rodgers savoring honeymoon as Packers' starting QB

Federal prosecution of illegal immigrants soars

VIDEO: Ann Althouse nails HuffPo editor on Palin

Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

Drill Here At Home

I will end with this bit of information; Laura Ingraham has a new show on Fox News called Just In...with Laura Ingraham at 4 PM Central that is the most conservative show on the network and is a must watch. Some of her guests have included Fred Thompson and Rush Limbaugh.

Catholic League News Release


Today, Pope Benedict XVI is welcoming a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors. Arranged by the Pave the Way Foundation, the group will personally thank the pope for the Catholic Church’s intervention in saving their lives in Italy during World War II.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this event today:

“Despite attempts by embittered ex-priests and seminarians, and others, to discredit Pope Pius XII’s heroic efforts in rescuing Jews during the Holocaust (as many as 860,000 were saved), the evidence is mounting that Pius was a ‘Righteous Gentile.’ What is happening in the Vatican today is another reminder of just how great a man he was.

“October 9 marks the 50th anniversary of Pius’ death. To mark this important event, the Vatican announced yesterday that a convention will be held November 6-8 to honor his work; a photo exhibit will be on display in the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square from October 21-January 6. Millions of Catholics hope that eventually Pius will be beatified and then canonized. The Catholic League certainly supports this process.

“Those who disagree with this assessment have a lot of explaining to do. For example, the true test of the Catholic Church’s role in rescuing Jews was in Italy, and nowhere in Europe were more Jews saved—fully 85 percent—than in Italy. Also, the chief rabbi in Rome during the German occupation, Emilio Zolli, once said that ‘no hero in all of history was more militant, more fought against, none more heroic, than Pius XII.’ Indeed, Zolli was so moved by Pius’ work that he became a Catholic after the war, taking the pope’s name as his baptismal name.

“Finally, today’s meeting of Jewish Holocaust survivors thanking the pope for what the Church did to save their lives says it all. No amount of revisionism can change that.”

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3394 (fax)