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  • POPE WARNS OF "GENOCIDE" AS PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS RISES WORLDWIDE

    07/31/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Christians may be the most persecuted group in the world, and their persecution is on the rise. As Islamic extremism takes hold and repressive governments step up their campaigns against Christianity, the Pope has been moved to warn of “a form of genocide”, and for campaigners to speak out over “religio-ethnic cleansing.”
  • Fight Against Human Trafficking, Fight for Gender-Ideology -- From One the Vatican Distances...

    07/31/2015 5:30:08 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 7/30/15 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Fight Against Human Trafficking, Fight for Gender-Ideology -- From One the Vatican Distances Itself, the Other Not (Rome) The Vatican has ended its cooperation in the Global Freedom Network. One of the new influential men in the Vatican, the Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo no longer sits on the board of the network against human trafficking and forced labor. The backgrounds for the withdrawal are unclear. The clear step has astonished because the distancing publicly and urgently demanded by Catholics had not occurred till now. "We will not be exploited," said Vatican Insider citing Msgr.Sorondo, Secretary of the Pontifical Academies...
  • It's nearly August and Buffalo's snow still hasn't totally melted yet

    07/31/2015 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    AP via the Guardian ^ | ork Tuesday 28 July 2015 | staff reporter
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/28/buffalo-snow-still-melting-november-storm
  • Cardinal Dolan slams Trump's 'virulent' immigration remarks

    07/30/2015 10:30:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    CNA ^ | July 30 2015 | CNA
    New York City, N.Y., Jul 29, 2015 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Cardinal Dolan, the “virulent strain” of American nativism is not a thing of the past – it's alive, well and seeded in presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent remarks on the topic of immigration. “Nativists believed the immigrant to be dangerous, and that America was better off without them,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said in a July 29 guest column for New York Daily News. “All these poor degenerates did, according to the nativists, was to dilute the clean, virtuous, upright citizenry of God-fearing true Americans.”
  • Timothy Dolan: Donald Trump Bringing Back ‘American Tradition’ of Nativism

    07/30/2015 8:04:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/30/2015 | Breitbart News
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan has penned an op-ed reacting to Donald Trump’s speech at his campaign launch for a 2016 presidential run–six weeks ago–calling the Republican candidate a harbinger of anti-Catholic, racist “nativism.”Cardinal Dolan writes at the New York Daily News:During those happy days decades ago when I taught American religious history to university students, I spent a chunk of time in class on the ugly phenomenon called nativism, defined by the scholar and author Ray Allen Billington as, “organized, white, Protestant antagonism toward the Catholic immigrant.”
  • Planned Parenthood 'Hacks' Own Website as PR Stunt for Donations?

    07/30/2015 12:36:38 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    Last Sunday, reports surfaced that Planned Parenthood's website was hacked, exposing website databases and email addresses of employees. Today, their website shows a message indicating they were hacked again. However, something is a bit fishy about this supposed breach. There appear to be no indications of vandalism or redirections to another site outside of Planned Parenthood's control. In fact, they link to their Facebook page - where a post redirects users to a donation page with language regarding the hack... Two days ago, it was reported Planned Parenthood retained the services of a high-priced crisis communications firm, SKDKnickerbocker... Could this...
  • Planned Parenthood Plots Sale of LEGALLY-ALIVE Fetuses: 'Probably Going to Get Caught' VIDEO 4

    A Planned Parenthood executive plots harvesting of "intact" fetuses that are considered born-alive infants under federal law - and warns "they're probably going to get caught" if they try it in anti-abortion states, a new undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress shows. Actors posed as representatives from a human biologics company in the video. They meet with Dr. Savita Ginde, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains' Vice President and Medical Director. The meeting took place at the Denver abortion-clinic headquarters. “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we...
  • LAUDATO SI' -- Enironmental Encyclical - COMMENTARY FOR PARISH USE - Mrs. Don-o - [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    07/30/2015 11:08:14 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 60 replies
    My own fevered brain | July 30, 2015 | Mrs Don-o
    LAUDATO SI’ A letter from Pope Francis on the Care of our Common Home “Praise be to You” (“Laudato Si”) – Pope Francis’ environmental letter --- is a different kind of encyclical, and invites a different kind of response from most of its predecessors. In this essay I hope to put the spotlight on the ways this encyclical is unprecedented, and also selectively highlight its positive contributions to Catholic Social Thought. Historically, encyclicals were any official teaching letters concerning Catholic doctrine on faith and morals. They were sometimes addressed to bishops in a particular area, or sometimes to the bishops...
  • Mother Jones: Climate Change to Blame for Missing Malaysia Flight

    03/24/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    March 24, 2014 12:33 PM Mother Jones: Climate Change to Blame for Missing Malaysia Flight By Andrew Johnson Malaysian authorities have finally determined that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, but the liberal magazine Mother Jones blames the extended nature of the search on the effects of man-made climate change. On Friday, prior to the country’s prime minister’s announcement that the plane had been located, the magazine claimed that expectations for where the plane might be were “vastly different from where investigators could have anticipated 30 years ago” because climate change and a once-thinning ozone layer...
  • The Pope and the Vatican Should Be Confronted about Traditional Catholic Stances against Israel

    07/28/2015 4:37:44 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Pope and the Vatican Should Be Confronted about Traditional Catholic Stances against Israel Instead of rejecting Israel as the Vatican does, evangelical leaders should do what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did By Julio Severo WorldNetDaily chief Joseph Farah accurately pointed the latest Vatican tragedy against Israel by saying that it is a “one-sided hostile action against Israel.” He said, Pope Francis announced an agreement had been reached with the barbaric leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization recognizing “Palestine.” It’s a barbarous act of political and historical tone deafness by the pope that puts the beleaguered Jewish state,...
  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • Gay Catholics Push for Church Weddings

    07/28/2015 3:06:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 117 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 29, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    When the Supreme Court ruling came down in late June, extending the right to marriage to members of the same sex in all 50 states, some observers felt that the Catholic Church was fairly immune to any requirements that it would have to allow same-sex weddings before her altars. Now, though, calls for the Church to allow such nuptials are bubbling up. How far they will get is another question. The issue was raised Tuesday by a report in the New York Times that featured “gay and transgender Catholics” who are making noises with the approaching visit to these shores...
  • Don’t worry about ‘Climate Security’, Global warming gang’s got you covered

    07/28/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Sun gleaming off radical jihadist's AK-47 is a real threat... A friend sends the heads up to be on the alert for a new term being put into use by the busy as beavers climate change fraudsters: The newly minted term du jour is: ‘Climate Security’. (Financial Times, July 27, 2015) It would help more than anything if the global warming/climate change shysters could get the masses to believe that that they need protection from the weather and that they are the only ones that can provide it. As the weather guy warns every summer: ‘Don’t go out there, you...
  • LESBIANS ARE THE ‘REAL EMBODIMENT OF CATHOLIC TEACHING’ – CNN HOST MICHAEL SMERCONISH

    07/27/2015 10:30:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | John Velisek, staff writer
    “Bill Donahue of the Catholic League was invited onto the Smerconish show on CNN in order to defend a decision by a private Catholic school to fire a teacher who had revealed herself to be gay and in a gay marriage. Halfway through the interview, Michael Smerconish affirms the lesbians’ view that they are the ‘real embodiment’ of Catholic teaching. Cuz that makes a lot of sense. Of course, people who get their understanding of Christian doctrine from making fun of televangelists while smoking pot in college and from snarky criticisms on the Daily Show aren’t the best scholars when...
  • Behold the Newly-Discovered Painting in Rome's Catacomb of Callixtus

    07/27/2015 9:41:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Rome, Italy, Jul 21, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent discovery in the Catacomb of Saint Callixtus, an early Christian series of tombs beneath Rome which once held the bodies of 16 Popes, has been christened the “Orpheus cubicle” after the figure from Greek mythology. The small room, located in front of the Crypt of the Popes, was poorly conserved until a recent excavation by the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology. The “Orpheus cubicle” is named for its painting of Orpheus with a lyre, surrounded by birds, sea monsters, and flowers, representing the whole of creation. Orpheus was...
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • Apocalyptic and Utopian: On Pope Francis' Bolivian Manifesto

    07/25/2015 4:11:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 24, 2015 | James J. Schall
    I have seen firsthand a variety of experiences where workers united in cooperatives and other forms of community organization were able to create work where there were only crumbs of an idolatrous economy. I have seen some of you here, recuperated businesses, local fairs and cooperatives of paper collectors are examples of that popular economy is born of exclusion and which, slowly, patiently and resolutely adopts solidary forms which dignifies it. How different this is than the situation which results when those left behind by the formal market are exploited like slaves.” — Pope Francis, Santa Cruz de la Sierra,...
  • Alinsky Acolytes at the Vatican

    07/25/2015 2:43:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    America's Survival ^ | July 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Yore
    “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” ~Saul Alinsky Chicago was home of Saul Alinsky, the infamous founder of community organizing, who penned his infamous manifesto, Rules for Radicals. Borrowing a page from his creed for leftists, Alinsky encourage political operatives to agitate, foster resentments, fan hostilities and create a mass army of malcontents. ACORN, SEIU and other union thug organization serve as the model Alinsky community organizations. Hailing from the rough and tumble political landscape of Al Capone and the Daley machine, where politics is a blood sport, the hard ball politics played by the Vatican...
  • A bold plan for Pope Francis, Bill Gates to save the world [Isaiah 24]

    07/25/2015 3:03:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6/26/2014 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis may call Bill Gates, get Gates to bring together his friends, the 67 billionaires who are as rich as half the world, the poorest 3.5 billion. Or Gates may make the call. Doesn’t matter who puts the ball in action. Pope Francis needs help in his mission to save the global economy from the rapidly accelerating triple threat of climate change, hunger and inequality. Fortunately Gates has a track record here: Back in 2009 he called billionaires Buffett, Rockefeller, Soros, Bloomberg, Turner, Oprah and other philanthropists to a secret meeting in the Manhattan home of Sir Paul...
  • Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

    07/25/2015 12:27:05 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 68 replies
    The U. K. Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2015 | Robert Mendick
    A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few months. Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence. But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated. The three scientists he identified - Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of...
  • Pope Francis' Favorable Rating Drops in U.S.

    07/24/2015 11:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Gallup ^ | 07/23/2015 | Art Swift
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Pope Francis' favorability rating in the U.S. has returned to where it was when he was elected pope. It is now at 59%, down from 76% in early 2014. The pontiff's rating is similar to the 58% he received from Americans in April 2013, soon after he was elected pope.After Pope Francis was elected the leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, he attempted to focus the church on a renewed sense of protecting the poor, on interfaith relations and on respecting gay and lesbian members of the church. He was lauded in...
  • All dogs, and cats, and pigs, and goats, and cockroaches go to heaven: So says Pope Francis

    07/24/2015 11:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/24/2015 | BY BRUCE FRIEDRICH
    The question of whether animals will join us in the afterlife finally has a definitive response from Rome. It’s a topic that’s been long debated, with Popes weighing in unofficially on both sides. Last December, a story broke nationwide claiming that Pope Francis had declared that animals are going to heaven, but it turns out that the media had conflated two stories, and that it was actually Pope Paul VI who had, many years earlier, told a young boy that “one day we will see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” Paul was later contradicted by Pope Benedict XVI,...
  • Jerry Brown hops private plane to Rome

    07/21/2015 6:07:23 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 20, 2015 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown arrived in Rome for climate talks this week with the smallest of entourages – three – and the most comfortable of accommodations. Brown, who typically flies Southwest Airlines in California, flew to Italy with real estate developer George Marcus and his wife, Judy, in their private plane. Brown is combining his trip to a conference here with a vacation with those friends.
  • Meghan McCain Brings Virtual 'Fairness Doctrine' To Talk Radio

    07/22/2015 3:45:13 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 52 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 22, 2015 | Gina Miller
    I admit that I am truly baffled and quite irked by the decision of Premiere Radio Networks to hire Senator John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, to host the nationally syndicated radio talk show, America Now. I'm baffled, because America Now is carried on conservative talk radio stations, and Meghan McCain is not a conservative (more on that in a moment), so conservative talk show listeners will tune out each time she signs on. That's a fact. We are bombarded with leftist media tripe everywhere we turn. We don't want it on our conservative talk stations, too, thank you very much....
  • Defend the Little Sisters of the Poor -- and American Liberty

    07/22/2015 2:53:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    No group in the United States today is making a stronger stand for liberty than the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns dedicated to running nursing homes for the elderly poor. Every friend of freedom should rally to their cause. The federal government is now seeking to deny these sisters freedom of conscience. It has already taken its case against their liberty all the way through the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 10th Circuit. If the government succeeds, it means Catholic nuns in this country can no longer freely exercise their Catholic faith. They must...
  • Francis' image in the US: Popular but not as before

    07/22/2015 2:34:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 22, 2015 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Gallup has conducted a poll on the Pope's popularity, two months before he is due to visit New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Francis’ favourability rating in the US has dropped since February 2014 He is still popular, but not super-popular as he was a year ago. This is the picture that emerges from a poll conducted in the US between 8 and 12 July by consulting company Gallup. The results were published on Wednesday 22 July, just two months before Francis is due to arrive in the US, where he will be visiting New York, Washington and Philadelphia after his stop-over...
  • De Blasio Flies to Vatican to Deliver Environmentalism Speech

    07/22/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | William Bigelow
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, late as usual, arrived in Rome Tuesday morning to pontificate at the Vatican about the dangers of climate change. Delayed by fog that forced his plane to land in Milan, de Blasio arrived 80 minutes after his allotted time to speak at the gathering of mayors invited by the Vatican. Once he was given time to speak, though, he waxed eloquent about “powerful corporate interests,” adding, “Is it not the definition of insanity to propagate corporate policies and consumer habits that hasten the destruction of the earth?”
  • Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican

    07/22/2015 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 12:14 PM EDT
    Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis are committing themselves to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years. At the end of a two-day Vatican summit on Wednesday, several dozen mayors from around the world unanimously adopted a declaration pledging to endorse the goals and work to implement them in their home cities. …
  • Record Global Temperatures? Don't Get Too Heated Up

    07/22/2015 6:40:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2015
    While leaders meet in the Vatican for a climate conference, talk of record high global temperatures will fuel hysteria. But there's truly nothing to see here. Voices of the unreasonable screeched Tuesday across St. Peter's Square. California Gov. Jerry Brown was the most colorful. He took the opportunity to call anyone who doesn't believe in man-made global warming as he does a "denier," which is also the pejorative used to describe those who say the Holocaust never happened. He also called those who don't conform to his way of thinking "troglodytes." New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the choir,...
  • Arctic expedition to study global warming put on hold because of too much ice [photos]

    07/22/2015 8:45:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/22/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Heavy ice in Hudson Bay derails CCGS Amundsen's research plans http://t.co/HUUDCMStkm pic.twitter.com/DLlYFAcqjq— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) July 22, 2015 You don’t say…According to a Coast Guard officer, the icy conditions are the “worst he’s seen in 20 years“: A carefully planned, 115-day scientific expedition on board the floating research vessel, the CCGS Amundsen, has been derailed as the icebreaker was called to help resupply ships navigate heavy ice in Hudson Bay.“Obviously it has a large impact on us,” says Martin Fortier, executive director of ArcticNet, which coordinates research on the vessel. “It’s a frustrating situation.”During the summer, the Amundsen operates...
  • Is the Pope a socialist?

    07/22/2015 6:53:22 AM PDT · by EBH · 41 replies
    Vatican City, Jul 22, 2015 / 03:31 am (CNA).- Pope Francis’ recent trip to Latin America has rekindled questions about whether he endorses socialism, or even communism. The gift of a “communist crucifix” from Bolivia’s president Evo Morales and uncertainty over the Pope’s response fueled controversy for several days, while Morales told the Associated Press after the visit that he thought that the Pope’s emphasis on a world without exclusion amounts to socialism. “I don't know whether it’s communism, but it is socialism. He's talking about community, about living in harmony,” Morales said July 10. He added: “I feel like...
  • Pope Francis' approval rating nosedives among conservatives (Catholic Caucus)

    07/22/2015 7:52:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Pope Francis is not as popular a pontiff as he used to be in the United States — especially among conservatives — according to a new Gallup survey out Wednesday. A larger share of American Catholics say they don’t have a favorable view of their church’s spiritual leader. A little more than seven in 10 (71 percent) have a favorable image of Francis, a drop of 18 percentage points from last year.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Named Environmental Advocate Ahead of U.N. Climate Meeting

    07/21/2015 2:19:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Time ^ | 7/21 | Tanya Basu
    "Climate change is not science fiction"Arnold Schwarzenegger has added climate change advocate to his resume. The actor and former California governor has been selected by the French government to join Nobel Peace Prize winners, U.N. secretary generals and Pope Francis to advocate on behalf of the environment ahead of the U.N. climate change meeting in Paris in December. “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction,
  • Pope Francis ignites a revolt that will overthrow American capitalism [Revelation 13]

    07/21/2015 1:50:06 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/21/2015 | Paul B. Farrell
    Yes, Pope Francis is encouraging civil disobedience, leading a rebellion. Listen closely, Francis knows he’s inciting political rebellion, an uprising of the masses against the world’s super-rich capitalists. And yet, right-wing conservatives remain in denial, tuning out the pope’s message, hoping he’ll just go away like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement did. Never. America’s narcissistic addiction to presidential politics is dumbing down our collective brain. Warning: Forget Bernie vs. Hillary. Forget the circus-clown-car distractions created by Trump vs. the GOP’s Fab 15. Pope Francis is the only real political leader that matters this year. Forget the rest. Here’s why: Pope...
  • Cruz: We Must Defend the Sanctity of Every Life

    07/21/2015 10:49:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July 21st, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Recent reports have unveiled the utterly barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood. Not only do doctors snuff out the lives of millions of unborn children— they allegedly transfer and sell their body parts. That is deplorable, and Americans across the country have been righteously outraged.The discovery comes weeks after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood and reauthorized the practice of telemedical abortions. Contradicting a 2013 conclusion by the Iowa Board of Medicine that telemed abortions should cease, the Court cleared a path to take the lives of the unborn through drugs authorized via webcam and administered at...
  • AP Poll: Americans prioritize religious liberties over gay marriage by a wide margin

    07/21/2015 11:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2015 | Guy Benson
    In the wake of last month’s Supreme Court ruling establishing same-sex marriage as a nationwide constitutional right, critics and supporters of the decision alike wondered what the future might hold for Americans of faith whose objections to such unions were unswayed by the judicial outcome. Will Evangelical photographers, Muslim florists, and Catholic bakers be coerced into serving gay weddings, or will they be sued and harassed into dust by the Left’s highly-choreographed pro-“tolerance” enforcement squad? Early indicators are mixed, so expect a lot more litigation on this front in the coming years, including lawsuits against churches and religious charities....
  • Why Are Republicans Resurrecting Uber-Failed Green Energy Subsidies?

    07/21/2015 10:24:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Human Events ^ | 07/21/2015 | Seton Motley
    Thank goodness we last November gave the Republicans the Senate majority.Who besides the GOP would resurrect government money for ridiculous “green” “energy” – which is neither green nor energy? To the tune of tens (if not hundreds) of billions of dollars more down the juice-less rat hole. Oh yeah – every Democrat on the planet. Senate May Revive Expired Green Energy Tax SubsidiesThe Senate finance committee will be holding a markup hearing on expired tax subsidies members want to be revived for their constituents and campaign supporters, and this includes now defunct subsidies for green energy.A document released by...
  • Hammer-and-Sicklegate: What It Reveals

    07/20/2015 7:08:52 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 7/20/15 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    As usual, the neo-Catholic cover-up of disaster has failed. Pope Francis not only accepted but took home with him the blasphemous depiction of Christ on a hammer and sickle—the very symbol of the massacre of scores of millions of Christians in the name of an ideology whose aim was to wipe Christianity off the face of the earth. As Francis revealed on the flight home during his usual off-the-cuff blabbing to reporters: Reporter on plane: Did you leave it there [in Bolivia]? Pope Francis: No, it’s traveling with me. Of course, Francis never said: “that’s not right” when presented with...
  • Exit of Anti-Defamation League head marks shift for US Jews

    07/20/2015 1:05:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2015 11:43 AM EDT | Rachel Zoll
    Over 28 years as head of the Anti-Defamation League, Abe Foxman emerged as a forceful torchbearer for American Jews. He counseled presidents and diplomats, CEOs and celebrities. He took on prominent figures over anti-Semitic remarks or representations—actor Mel Gibson among them—and accepted any ensuing apologies on behalf of an entire community. No other U.S. Jewish leader has wielded as much influence with policymakers, faith leaders and U.S. Jews. On Monday, Foxman retires as national director, a major moment of transition in American Jewish life that raises questions about the future of the organization known as the ADL. […] The ADL...
  • Pope Francis: How the Narrative Around Him Was Constructed [BXVI resignation revisited]

    07/20/2015 6:19:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Monday Vatican ^ | 7/20/15 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    The latest interpretation of Benedict XVI’s resignation was given in recent weeks by Fr. Silvano Fausti, a Jesuit who was Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini’s confessor. Right before he died last month, Fr. Fausti granted a video interview and recounted that during their last meeting Cardinal Martini had told the current Pope Emeritus that the Roman Curia was not going to change, so it would be good if he were to resign. According to Fausti, Martini said this to Pope Benedict as if he were reminding him of an old agreement between them. That resignation paved the way for Pope Francis,...
  • Report [to military] calls for assessing climate change risks in worst-case scenarios

    07/20/2015 6:37:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/20/15 | Olson
    While some politicians still refuse to accept the science, a new report says climate change already is influencing national and international security and warns that world leaders need to prepare for the worst. “Climate Change: A Risk Assessment” — released this week by the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom — indicates all that may not be enough. It expresses concerns about failures of entire nations, terrorism, mass migration or displacement, humanitarian crises and resource competition. Many of those living in vulnerable areas — such as Latin America and Africa — consider climate change...
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did — to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • Aegean Sea: CO2 opalescent pools found at site of volcanic eruption that wiped out Minoan...

    07/18/2015 5:36:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 7/17/15 | Hannah Osborne
    Opalescent pools full of carbon dioxide have been found at the site of the second biggest volcanic eruption recorded in human history. The eruption in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Santorini wiped out the Minoan civilisation living along the coast in 1600 BC. The newly discovered pools were found forming at a depth of 250m. They is a series of interconnected white pools that have high concentrations of CO2 and scientists say they could shed light on future volcanic eruptions and answer questions about deep sea carbon storage. An international team of scientists used sophisticated underwater exploration vehicles...
  • Wesley Clark: Climate Change 'Behind a lot of the Violence in Syria'

    11/01/2014 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 31, 2014
    Gen. Wesley Clark placed part of the blame for the Syrian Civil War on blamed climate change in a discussion on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” Clark said “It’s what was behind a lot of the violence in Syria, it’s happening in East Africa, it’s happening in West Africa. Right now.”
  • The Real Inquisition

    07/19/2015 11:33:15 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | June 18, 2004 | Thomas F. Madden
    When the sins of the Catholic Church are recited (as they so often are) the Inquisition figures prominently. People with no interest in European history know full well that it was led by brutal and fanatical churchmen who tortured, maimed, and killed those who dared question the authority of the Church. The word “Inquisition” is part of our modern vocabulary, describing both an institution and a period of time. Having one of your hearings referred to as an “Inquisition” is not a compliment for most senators. But in recent years the Inquisition has been subject to greater investigation. In preparation...
  • Major greenhouse gases hit record highs in 2014: report

    07/16/2015 2:21:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 7/16/15 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - In 2014 the world's oceans swelled, major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs and the planet's surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years, international researchers said Thursday. The findings are contained in the 2014 State of the Climate report, a peer-reviewed study that examines temperature, precipitation and weather events around the world. A total of 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world contributed to the report, the 25th in a series that is based on data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on land, water, ice and in space. The...
  • Yet Another Vatican Conference Will Promote Climate-Change Junk Science And Population Control

    07/18/2015 6:08:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    From the Catholic News Agency, we read that this conference will occur next week, July 21-22. Ostensibly its purpose is to demonstrate a linkage between "climate change" and slavery. Well, I daresay other linkages are made even more manifest by this conference. The title of the conference is one indicator. "Modern Slavery and Climate Change: the Commitment of the Cities" is the title of the workshop in question that will be held during the conference entitled "Prosperity, People and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities". The conference is sponsored by (surprise!) the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Let's focus on...
  • Brave Cardinal Pell challenges Pope Francis’s dogma on climate change

    07/18/2015 5:32:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 7/18/15 | Damian Thompson
    ‘The Church has got no mandate from the Lord to pronounce on scientific matters.’In that one sentence, Cardinal Pell puts his finger on what is wrong with Laudato Si‘, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment. In that document, Francis waded into an argument about climate change and took sides. Moreover, he gave the impression that he was speaking for all Catholics when he did so; and, if by any chance he wasn’t, errant faithful should fall into line.In an interview in Thursday’s Financial Times, the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy stepped out of line. See above. It was...
  • Planned Parenthood and the Jesuits

    07/17/2015 4:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/17/15 | Matthew Hennessey
    There is a certain kind of American who, when overseas or in the presence of foreigners—especially Western Europeans—goes out of his way to advertise that he’s not at all like his ignorant and reactionary countrymen. Usually he does this preemptively. A well-timed joke about George W. Bush could do the trick. So could an ostentatious roll of the eyes at the sight of the fat Yankee tourists in their obnoxious yellow pants, baseball hats, and windbreakers.The point of this signaling is to acknowledge the intense shame that goes along with being a default member of a detested class. There is...