Friday, March 13, 2009

Protect Life - Oppose the Freedom of Choice Act

Homeschooling Mom Has Her Constitutional Rights Violated By Activist Judge

This has to end, yet another homeschooling family is under attack by the state. The bottom line is it is happening because of the mother's religious beliefs. From the information in the article the mom has done everything, and then some, to properly educate her children; including lots of extracurricular activities.

No one can read this and come to any conclusion other than the fact that this family has had its Constitutional rights trampled upon. The Constitution Party of Missouri is standing up for this family and provided a mailing address to the judge: Judge Ned Mangum, P.O. Box 351, Raleigh, NC 27602.

Please take the time to read the article and inform yourself and then respectfully write the judge and then express your disapproval. I hope all parents realize this is not just a homeschooling issue, I don't homeschool, but if they will trample on homeschooler's Constitutional rights they will do it to all of us. The truth is, we have already seen families across our Republic unjustly persecuted.

God holds us parents responsible for raising our children, not some socialist government entity. The only way these assaults on our freedoms will stop is if there is a deafening, respectful uproar every time a citizen's rights are violated. The Constitution allows for the impeachment of activist judges, it is time we vote in politicians that will do their duty on behalf of the citizens they are supposed to represent.

Dying Newspapers Dying Nation: Repent or Perish!

by William Gheen
www.alipac.us
President, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)

March 13, 2009

From the New York Times to the Raleigh News and Observer, there are For Sale signs hanging on the doors of prominent newspapers across America with only a few buyers at hand.

While this must be very stressful for newspaper employees, editors and reporters alike, a large consensus of American citizens are waving and saying "goodbye and good riddance!".

Public trust for the contents of the American print media has reached all time lows. Most Americans who still read these papers have become adept at discerning the truth of what is happening by what is either distorted by the papers or what facts and perspectives are completely missing from articles like large elephants in the room.

Reading between the lines is what news consumers have been forced to do, as the ethics of journalism have been abandoned and many major print media institutions have become more concerned with attempts to politically indoctrinate their readers to fairly unsupported views, instead of telling readers what is really going on in our nation.

You can trust my word on this, because I am a man who is lucky to even be quoted before at all in publications like the LA Times, New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune.

While the Washington Times stands alone, with their fair treatment of my positions in favor of more border security and immigration enforcement, almost every one of these other publications have abused me, my positions, and the truth!

If you do see a quote from me, the chances are higher than 50% that I've been intentionally misquoted by a reporter working for a newspaper that favors amnesty for illegal aliens. If you are lucky enough to even have an opportunity to hear my view, which is representative of the vast majority of Americans on immigration issues, you can usually find my quote just past the half way mark in any article, which has been determined to be the part of the article people are least likely to read or remember.

My opposition, those who favor amnesty for illegal aliens and open borders, will usually be found in the first and last of the article, which are the prime locations for quotes. I am lucky if the article quotes less than five opposition sources compared to my single doctored comment.
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Rep. Issa on Bloomberg Discussing TARP and Card Check

Founding Fathers Quote

'Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favours and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

George Washington

President Obama to Nominate Pro-Abortion Margaret Hamburg as FDA Director

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 12, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Hamburg served as assistant HHS secretary during the Clinton administration and has been a key abstinence education opponent.

Hamburg takes a pro-abortion position and ran New York City's abortion counseling and family-planning centers for former mayor Rudy Giuliani. The nation's largest city is also the location of one of the highest abortion rates in the country. [
read more]

Use Stimulus to pay down debt

Senate OKs Obama Pro-Abortion, Pro-Euthanasia Justice Picks Perrelli and Ogden

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 12, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The Senate signed off on two selections by President Barack Obama for top Justice department jobs who supported abortion and euthanasia. David Ogden and Thomas Perrelli, both of whom drew opposition from the pro-life community, were confirmed on largely partisan votes. [
read more]

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele Under Fire for Abortion Comments

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 12, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- New national Republican Party chairman Michael Steele has gotten himself in hot water with pro-life advocates for softening his pro-life views and then issuing a statement saying he hasn't backed down on abortion. The misstep is the latest Steele gaffe that has some calling for his resignation.

Steele has taken a pro-life position in the past and has been endorsed by pro-life groups for his various political races -- including running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. [
read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Governor Mark Sanford seeks waiver from Obama Administration

Democrat Leadership Puts Illegals Above US Economy

Obama, Pelosi, and Reid removed the E-verify provision from the $787 billion stimulus bill that was presented to the Senate. On top of that Obama postponed President Bush's executive order making the use of E-Verify mandatory for federal contractors. These actions by the Democrat leadership have opened up the opportunity for the federal government to allow the illegal employment up to 300,000 illegal aliens who are not eligible for employment in the US.

They did this at a time when they are using the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have lost their jobs to further their own political agendas. Then they turn around and cannot even return the favor by making sure that the jobs they do create would be filled by Americans, but purposely ensure that they can be given away to illegals who will take the cash and wire it to Mexico where it won't even stimulate the US economy. The final insult, are the illegals who then go to their local welfare office receiving foodstamps and benefits paid for by American taxpayers!

Catholic League News Release

CHILD RAPE IN NEW YORK STATE:
LOCATION MATTERS


Catholic League president Bill Donohue tells of the real-life consequences of what would happen if a bill by New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey passed today:

“An 18-year-old who was allegedly raped by a public school teacher the week after Thanksgiving is out of luck—the 90 day clock allowed by law to file a claim for an offense in a public institution is up. But a student who was allegedly raped in a Catholic or Jewish school when JFK was president could bring suit (for one year, there is no time limit on claims affecting private institutions). After a year, a student in a Catholic or Jewish school would still have 3,560 more days to file a claim than a victim from the public schools (the current five year period to file a claim would be expanded to 10 years).

“There is another bill, sponsored by Vito Lopez, that would not discriminate on the basis of location. Eric Schneiderman, chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, says that the glaring disparity might be addressed in future legislation. ‘Just because it [the Markey bill] does not broaden the rights of victims 100 percent does not mean we should not try to broaden their rights somewhat.’ His argument collapses, of course, when considering the Lopez bill: it would cover 100 percent of the victims. It’s time lawmakers like Schneiderman explained why the Markey bill, which promotes discrimination, is a more just outcome than the Lopez bill, which does not.”


Contact him at
schneiderman@senate.state..ny.us

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1578
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Real Reform Starts with Republican Governors

Benedict XVI: Peace for Northern Ireland

Gov. Sanford Continues To Lead

If you are a Conservative then this is going to excite you. Is it too early to start thinking Gov. Mark Sanford for President? Not as long as Mike Huckabee is still out there.

Catholic League: NEWS ALERT!

On Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm ET, Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on Fox News Channel’s “Glenn Beck Show.”

He will discuss multiple topics including the controversial Connecticut bill which proposed to reorganize the Catholic Church's finances.

Specter's Day-Of-Reckoning May Be Close

The Repbulican Party is not going to fully recover until RINO's are challenged and defeated in the Primaries. Well, according to this Hot Air post Arlen Specter may be headed out to pasture. Better late than never.

Some Justice Up In Alaska

Way Up North has the details, but I just love when a hippocrite gets what he deserves.

Rep. Issa on the Fox Business Network 's Money for Breakfast Discussing TARP Oversight

Founding Fathers Quote

All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?"

Benjamin Franklin

Chairman Price on CNN: Democrats' Card Check Rhetoric Falls Short of the Truth

President Obama Names Abortion Backer to New Foreign Women's Issues Post

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 10, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Most of the attention on President Barack Obama recently has focused on his moves to make taxpayers fund embryonic stem cell research, rescind protections for pro-life doctors, and put in an abortion advocate as Health Secretary. Yet, the president has undertaken a second decision to promote abortion abroad. [
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Arizona House Will Soon Vote on Omnibus Pro-Life Bill With Many Abortion Limits

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 10, 2009


Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) -- The Arizona state House will soon vote on an omnibus bill with several pro-life provisions that would limit and reduce abortions. The bill could become law now that pro-abortion former Gov. Janet Napolitano is no longer standing in the way of common sense legislation.

With pro-life Gov. Jan Brewer replacing Napolitano, who took an Obama administration position, pro-life groups hope the bill will finally become law. [
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EWTN PRESS RELEASE: EWTN To Provide Live Coverage of Pope’s Historic Visit to Africa March 17 to March 23

For Information Please Contact:
Michelle Johnson
Director of Communications
EWTN Global Catholic Network
5817 Old Leeds Road
Irondale, Alabama 35210-2164 USA
(205) 795-5769 - Office
(205) 795-5781 - Fax
mjohnson@ewtn.com



EWTN To Provide Live Coverage of Pope’s Historic Visit to Africa March 17 to March 23

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network will provide live coverage of the Pope’s visit to Cameroon and Angola March 17 to March 23.


“Catholicism in Africa remains strong, as evidenced by the many vocations from that continent,” said EWTN President and CEO Michael P. Warsaw. “However, a visit by the Holy Father can be expected to strengthen an already strong local Church, and to result in an increase in Catholic laity as well as in religious vocations.”

In addition to Masses and Vespers, the Pope’s schedule includes meetings with the bishops and the President of each country; a meeting with Cameroon’s large Muslim Community at the Apostolic Nunciature, a meeting with the sick at a local hospital, a meeting with Africa’s young people, a meeting with those who represent various ecclesial movements, and more.

What follows is a schedule of the live events: (For the complete schedule, including encore times, please go to http://www.ewtn.com/papalAfrica09/.)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Arrival (60 min.)
The Holy Father will arrive in Yaounde, Cameroon, where he will be greeted by the authorities. (11 a.m. ET, Tues., March 17)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Visit to the President of Cameroon (60 min)
Courtesy visit to the president of Cameroon at the Palais de l'Unite in Yaounde. (5 a.m. ET, Wed., March 18)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Meeting with the Bishops of Cameroon (90 min.)
Meeting with the Bishops of Cameroon in the church of Christ-Roi in Tsinga. (6:15 a.m. ET, Wed., March 18)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Celebration of Vespers (90 min.)
Celebration of Vespers with local clergy and representatives of ecclesial movements and of other Christian confessions in the basilica of Marie Reine des Apotres. (11:45 a.m. ET, Wed., March 18)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Meeting with the Muslim Community (90 min.)
In the apostolic nunciature in Yaounde, the Holy Father will meet with representatives of the Muslim community of Cameroon. (3:45 ET, Thurs., March 19)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Holy Mass (2 hours)
Celebration of Mass at Yaounde's Amadou Ahidjo stadium, to mark the publication of the "Instrumentum Laboris" of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. (5 a.m. ET, Thurs., March 19)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Meeting with the Sick (2 hours)
The Holy Father will meet with sick people in the Cardinal Paul Emile Leger Centre. (11:30 a.m ET., Thurs., March 19)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Meeting with the Synod of Bishops (60 min.)
Address before members of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops. (1:30 p.m. ET, Thurs., March 19)

Papal Visit to Cameroon: Farewell Ceremony (30 min.)
Farewell ceremony at Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé. (5 a.m. ET, Fri., March 20)

Papal Visit to Angola: Arrival (60 min.) (Tape delay)
The Pope will travel from Yaounde to the Angolan capital Luanda where there will be a welcoming ceremony at the airport. (10 a.m. ET, Fri., March 20)

Papal Visit to Angola: Meeting with the President of Angola and members of the Diplomatic Corps (90 min.)
Visit to the president of the Republic of Angola in the presidential palace in Luanda where he will also deliver an address to political leaders and the diplomatic corps. (12 p.m., Fri., March 20)

Papal Visit to Angola: Meeting with the Bishops of Angola (60 min.)
Meeting with Bishops of Angola and Santo Tome in the chapel of the apostolic nunciature in Luanda. (2 p.m. ET, Fri., March 20)

Papal Visit to Angola: Holy Mass (2 hours)
Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass in Luanda's church of Sao Paulo. (5 a.m., ET, Sat., March 21)

Papal Visit to Angola: Meeting with young people (90 min.)
Meeting with young people in the stadium of Coquieros. (11:30 a.m. ET, Sat., March 21)

Papal Visit to Angola: Holy Mass with the Bishops of IMBISA (2½ hours)
Celebration of Mass with bishops of IMBISA (Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa) at Cimangola Square, followed by the Angelus. (5 a.m. ET, Sun., March 22)

Papal Visit to Angola: Meeting with Catholic movements (60 min.)
From the parish of Santo Antonio in Luanda the Holy Father will meet with Catholic movements for the promotion of women. (11:45 a.m. ET, Sun., March 22)

Papal Visit to Angola: Farewell Ceremony (30 min.)
Farewell ceremony at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda. (5 a.m. ET, Mon., March 23)

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 28th year, is available in over 148 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.

h/t: A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Eric Cantor's Remarks on the Economy

Catholic League News Release

CONNECTICUT ANTI-CATHOLIC BILL PULLED

The bill that would allow the state legislature in Connecticut to reconfigure the governing structure of the Catholic Church has been pulled. Introduced by Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald, the bill was withdrawn at the behest of the person who proposed it, Tom Gallagher; he is a contributor to the
National Catholic Reporter
, a left-wing Catholic newspaper. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will now review the constitutionality of the bill.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“Every pre-law undergraduate knows that what Lawlor and McDonald tried to pull off—in stealth fashion—was flagrantly unconstitutional. For their fascist stunt, they should at least be censured by their colleagues. Ideally, they should resign or be forced out of office.

“The big losers are the Catholic left-wing activists who pushed for this measure. To be specific, Voice of the Faithful, a dissident Catholic group comprised mainly of senior citizens, has been promoting a lay Catholic takeover of the Catholic Church for many years. Also, their ideological kinfolk at the
National Catholic Reporter
republished an article by Gallagher calling for an aggressive civil law approach to parish governance.

“Lawlor, McDonald, Gallagher, Voice of the Faithful, and the
National Catholic Reporter totally underestimated the reaction of rank-and-file Catholics. Chalk up a big victory for Catholics who are loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and to the religious liberty provisions of the First Amendment.”

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1577
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Catholic League News Release

“ANGELS & DEMONS” BOOKLET AVAILABLE

A booklet on the upcoming movie, “Angels & Demons,” written by Catholic League president Bill Donohue, is now available. “Angels & Demons”:
More Demonic Than Angelic debunks the myths, lies and smears told about the Catholic Church. The film, which opens May 15, is based on Dan Brown’s book, Angels & Demons
. Ron Howard directs the movie.

The booklet offers a detailed account of the lies told not only about the Catholic Church, but about many other issues, events and persons mentioned by Brown-Howard. In particular, it sets the record straight on the relationship between Catholicism and science; it has a separate section on Galileo. It closes with evidence of the anti-Catholic agenda of those associated with the film.

It is available for $5, including shipping and handling.


Click
here to order the booklet.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1576
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The Impact of Higher Taxes and Overspending on the Family

What Is Hispanic?

Being of Hispanic ancestory I feel it is time, once again, to remind people of what Hispanic really is. I find that occasionally it is necessary to give an explanation because so many people either don't know or conveniently forget. Hispanic means of Spain not of Mexico. A Mexican can call themselves Hispanic if they have Spanish blood in their ancestry otherwise a Mexican is simply a Mexican. Latino means Spanish/Latin speaking.

Therefore, a Mexican who has no Spanish ancestry is properly referred to as a Latino or Mexican. Someone from a Latin speaking country is a Latino, not a Hispanic. Calling someone with no Spanish ancestry a Hispanic is like calling a Sioux a Cherokee! Just because our own government can't get it right doesn't mean that we should be insulted, I mean Obama insulting the British Prime Minister doesn't make it right.

Those who believe that you must be racist or intimidated by Mexican culture if you are against illegal immigration are truly uninformed and shallow minded. Mexican culture is, in it's traditional form, deeply religious, conservative, and friendly. True Mexican culture is not reflected in the illegal aliens who break our laws by illegally migrating here then refusing to assimilate into our society. It is reflected in those who apply to legally enter and then assimilate. These are the truly family-oriented, law abiding people we want to come here.

What Is Our Fearless House Speaker Up To? I Wonder

Well, a few seconds on Drudge showed me exactly what the speaker feels our military is there for and what she thinks the taxpayer is there for.

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)


RSC Update: Monday, March 9, 2009

Do You Know what 9,286 Earmarks Look Like?


Click here to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvejlEtrf54

If you know someone tired of Washington’s wasteful spending, please forward this video along.

Be sure to invite friends and family to join our fight by visiting
our website to get breaking news and updates.


RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media.

- Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03): The Truth about ‘Comparative Effectiveness’; Newsweek, March 4.

- Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): More Money Won’t Assure Quality Health Care; Investor’s Business Daily, March 9.

- Rep Darrell Issa (CA-49): One Hand Giveth, the Other Taketh Away; Politico, March 9.

RSC Legislative Activity
RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.

- Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03) to introduce legislation to keep Gitmo detainees out of the United States.

- Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL-06) to introduce the Simple Savings Tax Relief Act, removing a hurdle for Americans who want to begin saving for the future.

- Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06) calls on Congress and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deny $300 million in federal funds that would likely benefit Hamas.

House Floor Activity
The following key legislation saw a vote on the House floor last week:

- The Democrats’ “Cramdown” bill (H.R. 1106), which allows judges to lower the amount a borrower must pay a creditor on a loan. This will create a significant cost for future borrowers who will have to make up for money lost to lenders. Passed 234-191.

The Week Ahead
The RSC analyzes every bill that comes through the House of Representatives. Here are a few Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.

- The Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 1105), which funds the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2009, will be reconsidered in some capacity after Senate action.

- The DC House Voting Rights Act (H.R. 157) would trample the Constitution by granting statehood and representation in Congress to the District of Columbia without a constitutional amendment. DC taxpayers deserve to have their voice heard, but this method is simply unconstitutional.


Money Monitor
Each week, the
RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

House Republican Study Committee
Rep Tom Price, M.D., Chairman
Paul Teller, Executive Director
Brad Watson, Policy Director
Natalie Farr, Professional Staff
Emily Henehan, Professional Staff
Bruce “Fez” Miller, Professional Staff
Jonathan Day, Director of Member Services and Business Outreach
Alex Shively, Director of Conservative Coalitions
Brendan Buck, Communications Director
Greg Blair, Deputy Communications Director
Stefan Alvarez, Staff Assistant
424 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515(202) 226-9717

Monday, March 09, 2009

Rep. Michele Bachmann Stands Up For Women

Catholic League: NEWS ALERT!

On Monday, March 9, at 7:30 pm ET, Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

He will discuss a new study which says that an increased number of Americans indicate that they have no religious affiliation.

Catholic League News Release

OBAMA’S SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY MEMO

President Obama signed an executive order today on stem cell research; it was part of his “Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum.” In response, Catholic League president Bill Donohue said the following:

“President Obama acknowledged that he supports ‘groundbreaking work to convert ordinary human cells into ones that resemble embryonic stem cells.’ So do we. What he doesn’t seem to realize is that the enormous progress that has already been made in this area largely undercuts his decision to fund embryonic stem cell research. After all, if the same, or similar, results can be obtained without endangering embryos, on what basis can their destruction be warranted?

“Obama seems to know that he is in dangerous territory, but fails to say why. For example, he insists that embryonic stem cell research demands ‘proper guidelines and strict oversight’ so that ‘the perils can be avoided.’ What perils is he talking about? If the killing of nascent human life isn’t an issue—which he apparently thinks it isn’t—then what are the perils associated with this research? It is starkly remindful of the position of pro-abortion advocates: they always say we should have fewer abortions, but never say why.

“Obama’s adamant rejection of human cloning is welcome. However, it is not enough to say that it would be a ‘dangerous, profoundly wrong’ thing to do. We need to know why. For example, what principle is operative? Science teaches, and the Catholic Church accepts, that human life begins at fertilization. That being the case, the Church reasons, we are morally compelled not to treat human life—beginning at conception and lasting until natural death—as if it were mere fodder for research. Obama, and others, are free to disagree, but they are morally obligated to state the principle upon which they draw their conclusions. He most certainly has not.

“In short, not only are Obama’s executive order and scientific memo mostly troubling, we still don’t know why he believes what he believes.”

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1575

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Benedict XVI: Education will remedy violence in Rome

Catholic League: NEWS ALERT!

On Monday, March 9, at 5:30 pm ET, Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on Fox News Channel’s “Glenn Beck Show.”

He will discuss the reversal of the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research by President Obama.

Founding Fathers Quote

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

Thomas Jefferson

Catholic League News Release

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT IMPERILED;
EXPULSION OF LAWMAKERS SOUGHT


Bill #1098 has been introduced in the Connecticut legislature by Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald that orders the Catholic Church to reorganize. Its express purpose is “To revise the corporate governance provisions applicable to the Roman Catholic Church and provide for the investigation of the misappropriation of funds by religious corporations.” It specifies that each parish is to elect a board of directors to run all parish functions, thus stripping the Pastor of his authority.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“The Catholic League has been deluged with phone calls, e-mails and faxes from Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, from all over Connecticut. On March 11, there will be a public hearing on this bill. Bridgeport Bishop William Lori and Hartford Bishop Henry Mansell are imploring Catholics to attend. More than that needs to be done.

“Bishop Lori is correct to say that the bill ‘is a thinly-veiled attempt to silence the Catholic Church on the important issues of the day, such as same-sex marriage.’ Indeed, it is payback: this brutal act of revenge by Lawlor and McDonald, two champions of gay marriage, is designed to muzzle the voice of the Catholic Church.

“By singling out the Catholic Church—no other religion has been targeted—Lawlor and McDonald have demonstrated that they are ethically unfit to continue as lawmakers. They have evinced a bias so strong, and so malicious, that it compromises their ability to serve the public good. They should therefore be expelled by their colleagues. Reprimand and censure suggest that the offender can be rehabilitated. It is painfully obvious in this instance that neither lawmaker is prepared to accept such a sanction. Expulsion is the only rational response. We are contacting House leader Christopher Donovan and Senate leader Martin Looney to explore this action.”


Contact:
christopher.donovan@cga.ct..gov

looney@senatedems.ct.gov

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1574
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Catholic League: NEWS ALERT!

On Monday, March 9, Catholic League President Bill Donohue will appear on “Entertainment Tonight.” Check your local listings for channel and time.

He will discuss the anti-Catholic agenda of the upcoming film, "Angels & Demons."

Catholic League News Release

OBAMA TO OKAY KILLING EMBRYOS

President Barack Obama is expected to lift restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research today. Speaking against this decision is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:

“When President Bush placed restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, there was no way for scientists to approximate the effectiveness inherent in embryonic stem cells. But that is no longer the case. Last fall, Harvard University stem cell researcher Konrad Hochedlinger announced that he was able to coax adult cells to regress into an embryonic state. Scientists everywhere were ecstatic.

“It is precisely because there are ethical alternatives to killing embryos that President Obama’s decision is doubly flawed: (a) it is immoral to intentionally destroy nascent human life, and (b) it is even more irresponsible to do so when morally acceptable alternatives exist.

“Obama has stepped on a slope so slippery that many of his supporters may eventually regret he did so. It is not for nothing that Germany has the most rigorous ethical guidelines on human research. Our model should be 21st century Germany—not 20th century Germany.”


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1573

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Pope Benedict Announces Upcoming Papal Visits

Conservatism Starts At Home

We have all heard the phrase that charity begins at home, I believe the same is true for Conservatism. It begins at home with conservative morals and principles being taught to sons and daughters, but that is not enough. We must take Conservatism beyond our homes into our local communities. I am not specifically speaking of volunteering for charities or mentoring youth (although those are noble acts of the heart) I am referring to assuring that true Conservatives are elected locally in your community.

We cannot expect to win high offices in major elections if we cannot even get conservatives elected to local offices. Here is the tough part, you can't just go and vote. All of us must donate what we are able. Whether that is financially or by volunteering it must be done. Many wince at the mention of volunteering and I can't quite figure out why; what is your Republic worth to you? Is it worth walking your neighborhood to distribute literature, sending emails, making phone calls, making signs, running a volunteer center, or getting involved in a campaign you believe in?

The problem is not that there are too many Liberals volunteering and voting, it is that there is not enough Conservatives volunteering and voting. The possibilities are endless if we can get Conservatives voted into our local school boards and governments. Laying a solid Conservative foundation locally will better our lives and encourage Conservative voting all the way up the political ladder. Rising politicians and leaders would have Conservative ideals, budgets, and records. It is what our Republic was meant to be; A Republic of sovereign states governed by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and a limited Federal Government.

Catholic Prayers


PRAYER FOR RESPECT OF LIFE
Heavenly Father, the beauty and dignity of human life was the crowning of your creation. You further ennobled that life when your Son became one with us in his incarnation. Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth and love and with conviction in defence of life. Help us to extend the gentle hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life. To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus' Name.
Amen.

Prayer Request

I just learned today that a co-worker of mine passed away on the same day I gave birth to our daughter. She was only 23 years old, just married about 5 or 6 months, and died during surgery. I was taken back by the news and saddened and I ask that you would pray for the husband and family she left behind. I can't help, but think of the solemness of one soul leaving this world as another comes into it and how much God must love us to give us up to this world and how much more to bring us home.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Great Balls Of Snow!

Well, here we go again; it wouldn't be Wisconsin if we didn't have a huge March snowstorm. DR is out shoveling right now, poor guy. He helped the neighbor out a little and it is taking him so long (due to the heaviness of the wet snow) that I had to run him out some hot cocoa. Although I should just know this is going to be normal as long as we live here, I just can't get used to the winters being so long and cold.

You know, I really giggle to myself still at the neighborhood song-and-dance that occurs each snowfall. Everyone keeps the occasional eye out the window waiting for the first neighbor to brave the elements then everyone else feels obligated to drag themselves out in the frozen tundra to perform their snow removal duties; suddenly, snow blowers and shovels appear all down the street. It really is an amazing thing. It doesn't just work that way in the winter, in the summer (of which two whole weeks are actually warm;-) the mowers, trimmers, and rakes miraculously appear up and down the street as soon as the first neighbor tidies up their lawn. Can't be shown up by the neighbor's lawn being even 1/2 inch shorter then your own.

When we first moved to Wisconsin we noted how neat and meticulous every one's lawn was and how they showed so much pride in it, now that we live here we know it is just the good ole competitive nature. It is amazing what competing with your neighbors can do for your yard:-).