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  • Real story behind Cardinal Wuerl's departure

    09/12/2018 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 22 replies
    stumblingblock.org ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | NEUMAYR
    C212 NEUMAYR INTERVIEW: THE REAL STORY BEHIND CARDINAL WUERLíS IMPENDING DEPARTURE
  • Sowers of the Current Chaos

    09/05/2018 3:10:45 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 9/5/2018 | Paul Kengor
    ...The next pope would be John Paul I, who attempted to discipline Sebastiano Baggio. How did that go? That night was not a good one. In one of the most dramatic sections of his book, Fr. Charles Murr writes this of John Paul I and Cardinal Baggio: ďThe last person to see him [John Paul I] alive,Ē Gagnon told Murr, ďwas none other than Sebastiano Baggio. He [Baggio] entered the papal apartments after eight oíclock that night; the last person to speak, to scream, at the pope.Ē Following Cardinal Benelliís wise counsel, Pope John Paul I had just removed Baggio...
  • Facts from Cardinal Weurlís Record in Pittsburg

    08/27/2018 4:43:59 PM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 13 replies
    Moderator of the Curia ADW ^ | August 27, 2018 | Msgr. Charles Antonicelli
    August 27, 2018 Dear Friends, Earlier today, on behalf of His Eminence, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, I shared the following letter and materials with priests of the Archdiocese of Washington. I thought you would find it helpful, and share the letter and materials below. Over the past two weeks, I have shared several communications with you regarding the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. As Cardinal Wuerl noted at yesterdayís Mass for Healing at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew, all must know the Churchís contrition and remorse for these grave sins. Survivors of this great betrayal by priests must know of the prayers...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Fatherís Thoughts on Current Crisis

    08/26/2018 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 23 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | August 23, 2018 | Chris Check
    My wife Jacqueline and I have four sons. Thanks be to God, they never fell victim to the calculating predations of a bishop or priest seeking to gratify his disordered passions. Many fathersí sons and daughters did.
  • The Courage to be Catholic

    08/26/2018 4:41:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Google Books ^ | 2002 | George Weigel
    A Church with almost two thousand years of history behind it has inevitably passed through many moments of crisis and many moments of reform. In each instance when crisis-as-cataclysm has been transformed into crisis-as-opportunity, "reform" has meant a return to the Church's roots in order to better engage the spirit and the needs of a given time and place. "Reform," in the history of the Catholic Church, has meant retrieving, and developing often forgotten elements of the Church's tradition. It has not meant rejecting the past, or severing the present and the future from the past. Genuine "reform" has always...
  • Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

    08/23/2018 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 23, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    At a conference examining Californiaís housing crisis, one of the more liberal audience members expressed her frustration at those of us who even talked about free markets. I donít recall her exact words, but the mere mention of such ideas were a non-starter. Apparently, such notions shouldnít be raised in polite company given what they mean for the poor and disenfranchised. Couldnít we just get back to discussing government regulations and programs? That comment summarized the problem with discussing public policy in a state where such ideas are considered arcane. The notion that people should be free to pursue their...
  • Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

    07/12/2018 11:42:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    AP News ^ | 7/12/18 | JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ó The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohioís capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect. ďItís everything, mostly, because you worked all of them years,Ē said Duane Ross, 61, of Cadiz, who spent 30 years in the mines. Ross was among thousands of unionized coal miners, iron workers, teamsters, bakers, tobacco workers, millers and others who descended on the Ohio Statehouse to rally ahead of a congressional field hearing in Columbus. They brandished signs saying ďSave Our PensionsĒ and wore...
  • Holder: ĎWeíre Going To Be in the Middle of Some Kind of Crisisí with DOJ

    06/02/2018 1:27:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 83 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday, former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted there will be a point where the Department of Justice ďwill not go any further.Ē He further stated, ďWeíre going to be in the middle of some kind of crisis.Ē Holder said, ďI suspect that we are on a path where thereís going to be an inevitable clash. Weíre going to get to a point where the Justice Department simply will not go any further. I think Rod will not go any further, and somethingís going to happen. I donít know who gets fired or what happens, but weíre going to be...
  • Turkeyís economic crisis has just begun

    06/14/2018 9:03:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 12, 2018 11:29 PM | David P. Goldman
    What happens next may look like Greece during its financial collapse Ė meaning Turkeyís economy could shrink by 10%-20% The Turkish central bank managed to halt the free-fall of the countryís currency last week with a sharp rise in interest rates. But the move failed to stop the free-fall of Turkeyís equity market and Ė far more dangerous Ė the collapse of the credit quality of Turkeyís banks. Only last October, the euro-denominated 10-year bond of Turkeyís largest private lender, Garanti Bank, yielded just 3%. Now it yields more than 7%, and the dollar value of the bond has fallen...
  • The 10 states where student debt is a big problem

    05/01/2018 6:32:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 6, 2018 | Annie Nova
    Student loan debt in America has been called a crisis. The loans many students take out to cover their education can impair them from owning houses and saving for retirement later in life. And many others can't even make their monthly payments. Some 40 percent of borrowers are expected to default on their loans by 2023. In some states, the situation is worse than others. That's the takeaway from a new project by The Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, which has mapped student loan debt across the country. Here are 10 states hit hard by student loans.
  • The Pension Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

    04/26/2018 10:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Real Investment Advise ^ | 04/26/2018 | Lance Roberts
    Last year I penned an article discussing the ‚ÄúUnavoidable Pension Crisis.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCurrently, many pension funds, like the one in Houston, are scrambling to slightly lower return rates, issue debt, raise taxes or increase contribution limits to fill some of the gaping holes of underfunded liabilities in their plans. The hope is such measures combined with an ongoing bull market, and increased participant contributions, will heal the plans in the future.This is not likely to be the case.This problem is not something born of the last ‚Äėfinancial crisis,‚Äô but rather the culmination of 20-plus years of financial mismanagement.An April 2016 Moody¬ís...
  • Constitutional Crisis: Activist Federal Judge Orders DHS Complete restart of 'Dreamers' Program

    04/25/2018 4:07:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Trumpís administration received a serious setback on Wednesday, following an activist Federal Judgeís decision, which forces the Department of Homeland Security to resume the Dreamers Program, an Obama-era (illegal/unconstitutional) executive order that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. More precisely, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates for the District of Columbia said on Wednesday that the White House was ďarbitrary and capriciousĒ with regard to trying to end Barack Obamaís Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and basically forced the DHS to resume it, while claiming the Department of Homeland Security had failed to explain him (the...
  • Estimating the Actual Death Rate Caused by Prescription Opioid Medication and Illicit Fentanyl

    04/16/2018 1:23:33 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 42 replies
    The U.S. is said to be suffering from a crisis in deaths from opioid overdoses, prompting legislative and other efforts to clamp down on physician prescribing of these drugs. This article is an effort to identify the causes of these deaths, using data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)through 2015, and the Wonder database compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Laughing At The Fake Feminists [Video only]

    03/08/2018 10:26:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-8-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] When it comes to the ongoing wave of migrant rape and sexual assault in Europe the people I feel most sorry for are the refugee-friendly Progressive feminists because, when they get raped, they won't even know who to blame without being a racist. What am I saying... of course they will. They'll blame all men as usual while telling everybody else not to generalize. I hadn't intended to talk about this subject again for a while but itís International Womenís Day so, how can I resist? You may know that a couple of recent videos of mine have been...
  • The Great American Pension Crisis is right around the corner

    03/05/2018 7:53:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Credit Writedowns ^ | 03/05/2018 | Edward Harrison
    About a week ago I wrote that the potential for a state and municipal fiscal and public sector pension crisis is a defining issue for the next downturn here in the US. Global strategy and research company 13D joins me in worrying about it.Underfunded pensions mean crisis Here’s what they write: Fully-funded pensions are by their very design a mathematical impossibility —a topic we have discussed at length in these pages. In an effort to outrun their inevitable day of reckoning, these funds have assumed more risk, magnifying the likelihood of a massive unraveling. Most state pension funds now invest...
  • Muslims Refuse Treatment from Female Doctors/Nurses

    03/04/2018 2:57:51 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 74 replies
    European Knights Project ^ | November 6, 2015 | unattributed
    A Czech Dr Sends Message to World Translated from German (poorly , but it is the message that counts) ďYesterday, at the hospital we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the hospitals. Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and we women, are refusing to go among those animals, especially those from Africa. Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by...
  • Putin orders Netanyahu to halt military strikes on Iranian targets

    02/13/2018 8:27:06 PM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:29 EST, 12 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    F-16 jet was shot down on Saturday over northern Israel, prompting retaliation Israeli forces launched a series of bombardments against bases in Syria But Benjamin Netanyahu backed down after a call from Putin, it is reported Putin warned him against escalating the conflict in the region after Russia has spent years propping up the Assad regime Vladimir Putin warned Benjamin Netanyahu to back off from military strikes in Syria after an Israeli warplane was shot down in the region on Saturday. The Russian President told Netanyahu in a phone call on Saturday evening to avoid a course of action that...
  • America's States Of (Fiscal) Siege: The Threat of Underfunded Municipal Pensions Looms

    02/07/2018 8:23:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/07/2018 | Steven Malanga
    America's states and municipalities should be awash in good budget news. Unemployment remains below 5%, inflation is tame, and the stock market rose more than 20% in 2017 ó the ninth year of a bull market. Yet many local governments faced intense struggles last year to balance their books. Localities have confronted unrelenting fiscal pressure since 2008, a result of the weakest recovery since World War II of tax revenues combined with ever-escalating costs. Many states and localities have had to rewrite budget books in ways that leave taxpayers paying more ó and receiving less. "U.S. states have entered a...
  • 'There's no siege on Gaza'

    02/05/2018 2:40:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Former IDF Southern Command Commander Yom Tov Samia rejected the claims that Israel has placed a siege on Gaza. In an interview with Channel 10's "Orly and Guy" program, Samia acknowledged that the situation in Gaza is critical, but said that the area's Hamas leadership are responsible. Hamas receives 650 truckloads of equipment a day, but instead of giving these to the residents, Hamas uses the merchandise for itself, selling it at outrageous prices or using the materials in order to dig terror tunnels. The Hamas terror organization which rules Gaza has firmly rejected the Palestinian Authority's (PA) demand that...
  • Women Survuve Crisis Better Than Men

    01/10/2018 3:02:14 AM PST · by Makana · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 9, 2018 | Duke University
    Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don't just outlive men in normal times: They're also more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics.