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  • Ann Barnhardt Heckles Bishop [Catholic Caucus]

    10/04/2015 3:49:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    A little while back I had the opportunity to attend a small conference about Marriage and Evolution, as in Darwinian evolution, specifically addressing the damage that the Evolutionary theory has done to society in general, and to the cultural foundation of marriage and family, namely by the Evolutionary base premise that everything is constantly changing and that everything “new” is “better” and everything “old” is “inferior” or, sin-of-sins, “unevolved”. The morning session was a series of presentations on marriage and family, and then the afternoon sessions were incredibly interesting hard science – fossil records, genetics, molecular biology, etc. The final...
  • Yayo Grassi, Gay Man and Pope's Former Student, Opens Up About Meeting with Francis in DC

    10/04/2015 10:51:40 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/3/15 | Meredith McGraw and Emily Shapiro
    Yayo Grassi, a gay man and former student of Pope Francis who met with the pope in Washington D.C., said Francis "is not afraid to have a gay friend." "Me being gay is no different [to the pope] than me having blue eyes," Grassi told ABC News today. "It's not different than me living in Washington. It is part of my life. And the way he accepted my boyfriend, it is a validation of how happy he is that two people of the same sex can be together and happy and miss each other when we are not close to...
  • This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions

    10/04/2015 10:07:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | October 4, 2015 | Maggie Maslak
    Detroit, Mich., Oct 4, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Trinity Health Corporations, one of the largest Catholic health care operations in America, is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union over its refusal to provide women with abortion services at their medical facilities.   "This case has no merit.  A federal court already dismissed a similar ACLU claim, and we will seek dismissal of this suit for the same reason," stated Eve Pidgeon, the manager of public relations at Trinity Health Corporations. Trinity Health Corporations is a multi-facility operation headquartered in Livonia, a...
  • God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says

    10/04/2015 9:53:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | October 4, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Oct 4, 2015 / 03:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is the foundation of God’s plan for the family, and a solution to the many forms of loneliness in today’s world. “This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self,” the Pope said in his opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops. He explained that...
  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade

    10/04/2015 9:17:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage. The crowd erupted. It wasn't true.
  • Vatican official in gay relationship fired for media conference, NOT for sins against God & nature

    10/04/2015 2:35:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 10/03/2015 | Adhere
    So we bring to those of you who don't follow us on Twitter this news, for the record. And, also for the record, the fact that the Vatican is now, for the first time ever, using words such as "in a gay relationship" on an official website to describe a sexually active homosexual priest. And, one other nugget: According to the pope's spokesman, this priest being an active homosexual, that was not what got him fired from his numerous posts.
  • Pope opens synod; calls for welcoming Church but no gay marriage

    10/04/2015 12:09:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday reaffirmed Catholic opposition to gay marriage as he opened a three-week gathering of bishops from around the world but said the Church had to show love and understanding towards all. Francis presided at a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to open the meeting, known as a synod, on the theme of the family in the modern world.
  • Davis’ Lawyer Disputes Vatican Description of Meeting

    10/04/2015 10:39:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 53 replies ^ | 10/2/15 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis’ attorney is disputing the Vatican’s description and interpretation of her Sept. 24 meeting with Pope Francis. Attorney Mat Staver told The Associated Press early Friday that the meeting was an affirmation of the Kentucky county clerk’s right to be conscientious objector. He says Vatican personnel initiated contact with Davis’ camp on Sept. 14 saying the pope wanted to meet her.

    10/03/2015 1:25:24 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | James Delingpole
    The plan by climate alarmists to have other scientists imprisoned for their ‘global warming’ skepticism is backfiring horribly, and the chief alarmist is now facing a House investigation into what has been called “the largest science scandal in US history.”
  • 'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope Francis' meeting with gay marriage opponent

    10/02/2015 11:58:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/02/2015 | BY PHILIP PULLELLA, Vatican City
    Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not be seen as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican said on Friday. One Vatican official said there was "a sense of regret" that the pope had ever seen Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in September for refusing to honor a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses. The encounter in Washington was originally kept secret and has sparked widespread debate since it became public this...
  • The real story behind the pope’s meeting with Kim Davis

    10/02/2015 11:19:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amy Sullivan, senior editor
    This is what it sounds like when a pope gets mad. On Friday, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released an extraordinary statement, personally approved by Pope Francis, debunking nearly everything that has been reported this week about a meeting between the pope and Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The private meeting between Davis, her husband, Joe, and the pope, which Davis’ attorney says took place at the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassy) in Washington, D.C. last Thursday? It didn’t happen. Instead, Davis was one of “several dozen persons who had...
  • Openly homosexual Vatican priest denounces CDF on video :"I AM GAY"

    10/02/2015 9:44:05 PM PDT · by Legatus · 29 replies
    Vox Cantoris Blog ^ | 10/02/2015 | Vox Cantoris
    The sodomite mafia that we've long suspected in the Vatican is raising its filthy head on the eve of the Synod to destroy the family. Father Oko's work on the infiltration of the priesthood in Rome and in Poland must be held up as a warning of what was to come. The dossier of three hundred pages handed over by Benedict XVI to Jorge Bergoglio gathers dust but the truth will come out along with coming out of these sodomite moles into the light where they can no longer hide. „Jestem gejem. Dumnym i szczęśliwym księdzem gejem”. Coming out księdza...
  • Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk

    10/02/2015 8:32:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 10/2/15 | Jay Levine
    (CBS) — Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is on his way to Rome tonight. Before he left, he spoke out for the first time on that controversial meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Cupich in essence told CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine not to read too much into it. A highly placed source inside the Vatican claims the Pope was blindsided. The Vatican has since tried to distance Pope Francis from Davis. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope’s meeting with Davis was not an endorsement...
  • Pope Squishes Out on Kim Davis

    10/02/2015 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush ^ | October 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In addition to that, the pope, the Vatican, they're walking back the fact that they met with Kim Davis. This is unheard of. I have never heard of anything like this. The Vatican is like, "Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute, maybe we didn't meet with Kim Davis. Well, we did, but we didn't. No, no, no, don't we're not necessarily -- no don't think that we are." I have never seen this kind of squishiness. I'm telling you, folks, the left is corrupting everything it touches. It's not uplifting anything. It isn't fixing anything. It isn't strengthening anything....
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the “true intention” behind the push for same-sex marriage “has always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.” The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so “that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.” “It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‘marriage’ has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Cardinal Danneels admits: “Mafia” club brought down Benedict XVI to make Church “much more modern”

    09/26/2015 7:45:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 24 replies
    Pope Benedict spoke honestly about Islam. Now it has come to light that he was being undermined by a shadowy cabal that wanted to install Cardinal Bergoglio — the present Pope Francis — as Pope and “modernize” the Catholic Church. One thing they’ve certainly succeeded in doing is ending all resistance to the global jihad that has victimized hundreds of thousands of Christians. The Church leadership is betraying its own people...
  • Pope Francis Says Government Workers Have The Right To Refuse To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/28/2015 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    <p>September 28, 2015 Pope Francis Says Government Workers Have The Right To Refuse To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses By Rick Moran Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the U.S. today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience.</p>
  • Pope Francis: Walls Are "No Solution" To Immigration Crisis

    09/29/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 110 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Pope Francis says bridges are better than walls when it comes to dealing with conflicts between nations, especially regarding Europe’s migrant crisis. The Pope spent 45 minutes speaking with the international media aboard the American Airlines flight that carried him back to Rome after his historic visit to Cuba and the United States, and answered a series of questions on everything from women’s ordination to religious freedom.
  • Pope Francis: Women priests? “NO.”

    09/29/2015 3:00:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/28/15 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Women don’t have the capacity to receive the sacrament of holy orders because they lack maleness. That is the case for both the priesthood and the diaconate. Not male? No ordination.During the during his flight back to Rome from these USA, Pope Francis was asked by a female reporter if there could be women priests.Of course, the Pope said “No.” He said “No.” again, of course.Over at the non-Catholic National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), there is a piece entitled: Francis again rejects women priests without specific reasoning“Without specific reasoning”?Here’s what Francis said: On women priests, that cannot be done. Pope...
  • All Those Climate Change Pledges Are A Farce, New York Times Says

    09/29/2015 2:53:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/28/2017 | John Merline
    After decades spent playing up the dangers of a warming planet, the New York Times admits that even if every country lived up to their current carbon reduction pledges, it won't make any difference.
  • Attorney: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met with pope

    09/29/2015 7:09:15 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9-29-2015
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met with Pope Francis last week during his visit to the U.S., Davis' attorney Mat Staver told CBS News. According to Staver, the two met briefly last Thursday, September 24, at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. Staver said Pope Francis spoke to Davis in English and asked her to pray for him. He said Davis, in return, asked the pope to pray for her. The pope told her to stay strong, according to her lawyer.
  • Pope Francis met Secretly with Kim Davis, Offered his Support and Prayers

    09/29/2015 7:44:35 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/2015 | Austin Rose
    Pope Francis met privately with controversial Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and her husband while he was in Washington, DC last week.
  • 'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds PP

    09/29/2015 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    'Preemptive Surrender': Cruz Criticizes Colleagues for Passing Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was fuming Monday night after his Republican colleagues voted for a "clean" spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Senate voted 77 to 19 to advance the 10-week bill, avoiding a government shutdown that was looming Wednesday. Cruz, one of several conservatives determined not to see one more taxpayer dollar go to Planned Parenthood in the wake of several disturbing videos, criticized his party after the vote for about an hour, accusing them of failing to show any passion for the causes...
  • Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

    09/28/2015 11:43:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 9/28/15
    In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination. The Pope answered 11 questions posed in English, Spanish and Italian Sept. 27 while on board his American Airlines overnight flight from Philadelphia to Rome. Among the themes addressed were the new, streamlined annulment process, women’s ordination to the priesthood, the migrant crisis and whether or not government officials have a right to conscientious objection. He reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s position on women’s...
  • Scientists solve the riddle of deep ocean carbon

    09/28/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 9/28/2015 | Jeffery Hawk, et al
    A crucial process has been identified to explain the reason why dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels in the deep oceans are constant despite a continuous supply from the surface ocean. This research has been published today in the journal Nature Geoscience and was conducted by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and The University of Southampton. Dr Jeff Hawkes, the lead author of this study, from the NOC said: "There has been a long outstanding question about whether hydrothermal vents are a source or sink of organic carbon to the oceans. We have shown that hydrothermal vent fluids contain...
  • Pope Gets Academic Certification

    09/28/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    [When the Holy Father finds himself on the same page with leading academics, he should worry—ed.] Al Jazeera posted an article, “Bernie Sanders, the pope and the moral imperative of systemic change,” by Gar Alperovitz, the co-chair with James Gustave Speth of The Next System Project. Speth, former administrator of the United Nations Development Program, put his name on its 1994 “Human Development Report,” which openly promoted global taxes for world government. The “Next System” is another name for the replacement of global capitalism by global socialism. Those endorsing this project, in addition to Alperovitz and Speth, include: • Jane...
  • An Imperfect Catholic Joins the Opinion Brigade on Pope Francis

    09/28/2015 10:07:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9-28-15 | Alicia Colon
    ~snip~ The Pope is only infallible when he speaks ex cathedra( or from the Throne of Peter, the first Pope) and it is only on issues of faith and morals. Everything else is his opinion based on his own life experiences. Pope Francis is being depicted as a Marxist because he allegedly speaks about global warming and redistribution of wealth. Therefore he has won praise from the leftist community even though he has condemned abortion and supports marriage as a sacrament between a man and a woman. Those on the far right are upset by his assertion that all good...
  • WaPo Avoids Numbers as DC Climate Change Rally Fizzles

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 28, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Up to 200,000 people will be attending a climate change rally on the National Mall on the same day that the Pope will be speaking to Congress. Wow! Such was the bold prediction reported by Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Michelle Boorstein on August 25. So what happened when Pope Francis did arrive at the Capitol last Thursday? Before we get to that sad reality, let us join Eilperin and Boorstein joyously prognosticating yuuuuuge numbers back in August: Several environmental groups are planning a major climate rally that will draw hundreds of thousands to the National Mall on Sept....
  • Govt workers have right to refuse gay marriage licenses -pope

    09/28/2015 9:29:03 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francis’ unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCare’s contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administration’s bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Church’s mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Pope’s seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • Eighteen Democrat Voter Plantation cities beg for new voters to fill their fieldhouses

    09/28/2015 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now the Democrats who booed God want to use the Pope’s words to refill their Voter Plantations with Syrian “refugees.” Last week brought news that Chicago’s government school system has experienced a sharp drop in enrollment numbers. This means trouble for the Democrat overseers who run the Windy City Voter Plantation. Like Democrats who run other Voter Plantations, to stay in power they need to fill their barracks with greedy voters who will perpetually vote Democrat. These cities are emptying out and that means fewer fraudulent and even occasionally honest Democrat voters. The solution the Voter Plantation overseers in Chicago...
  • Obama Warns Christians: Gay Rights More Important Than Religious Freedom

    09/28/2015 7:43:26 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/27/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    As Pope Francis flew back to Rome, President Obama issued a stern warning to Christians, warning them their attempts to assert their religious liberty to oppose gay rights would fail. “We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” he insisted during a dramatic speech at a LGTB fundraiser in New York City on Sunday night, praising the progress made on gay rights under his administration. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.” The fundraiser for the...
  • Drafting the Pope into global warming and One World Government Battles a failure

    09/28/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    Message to Obama and the UN: Your drafting of the Pope into your decades long battle was an absolute failure because you can never make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, or a global citizen out of a patriot Proof of the abysmal failure of President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and the ever interchanging Poohbahs of the United Nations the first day after the uber pomp and circumstance of the papal visit becomes the past can be found in the answer to a single question: “Are you any more a global citizen today than you were yesterday?” The...
  • Pope Francis says government workers have the right to refuse to issue gay marriage licenses

    09/28/2015 7:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    Pope Francis told reporters on his flight back to Rome from the US today that government workers issuing gay marriage licesnses have a "human right" to refuse to do their duty if it goes against their conscience. Thus, the pontiff  directly injected himself into the Kim Davis controversy - the Kentucky clerk who went to jail because she refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Reuters: Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience. Speaking...

    09/28/2015 7:22:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rachel Zoll
    In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention of the mightiest nation on earth away from ideological battles and toward a world he said desperately needs help.
  • God is Wrong if EPA is Right

    09/28/2015 7:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    God “saw all the things that he had made and they were very good” yet EPA policies imply God’s creation, especially CO2-exhaling humans, is very bad. Who’s right? Today, I’ll use science to prove God right and the EPA wrong in its war on men—and the energy, safety and jobs men extract from refining natural resources like coal and oil. In Genesis 1:26-31, God makes men in His “image and likeness,” and tells men to “fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that...
  • People Should Listen to Pope as a Spiritual Rather than Political Leader

    09/28/2015 7:13:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    cato ^ | 9-28-2015 | DOUG BANDOW
    Pope Francis has finished his U.S. visit and his message went well beyond the Catholic faithful. As he declared in the recent encyclical Laudato Si, he was addressing “every person living on this planet.” The Pontiff’s predominant appeal is spiritual, not political. His commitment to the poor and our shared world is obvious. Most people yearn for meaning in their lives which no government can provide. However, the papal visit generated controversy because Pope Francis appears to be a man of the Left. Of course, religious imperatives may have political implications. For instance, Christian Scripture and church tradition require concern...
  • Government officials have right to refuse gay marriage licenses: pope

    09/28/2015 7:09:03 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reuters
    Pope Francis said on Monday government officials have a “human right” to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience.
  • Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

    09/27/2015 11:59:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 2:15 AM EDT | Dan Joling
    Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project, and welcome the news.Shell found indications of the oil and gas in the well in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaska’s northwest coast, the company said Monday in a release from The Hague, Netherlands. However, the petroleum was not...
  • The Pro Rights Guide to the Gun Control Terminology

    09/28/2015 1:23:20 AM PDT · by Okimi2200 · 27 replies
    my thoughts on the subject | okimi2200
    The Pro Rights Guide to the Gun Control Terminology Part 1 Firearms definitions A much wiser man than me said if you can get them to ask the wrong question then you don’t need to worry about the answers. The pro rights movement has been making great strides toward freedom in recent years but the antis are still controlling the dialog. As long as they are allowed to dictate the terminology they can phrase and frame the debate to their advantage. If we truly wish to win this fight we have to stop letting the liberal media provide the definitions...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Oil industry workers seek unemployment benefits

    09/28/2015 5:39:11 AM PDT · by thackney · 22 replies
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | 9/28/2015 | Jessica Holdman
    As Halliburton officials confirmed laying off workers at its Williston offices earlier this month, many in the industry are anticipating more layoffs to come as the price of oil and the state drilling rig count continue to drop. "I think the next four to five months are going to be a struggle," said North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness. From September 2014 to as recently as August, 4,552 individuals working for oil-related companies received unemployment benefit payments, according to North Dakota Job Service data. These include positions related to drilling, extraction and support activities, according to Michael Ziesch, Job...

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • <p> <b>WHO REALLY IS POPE FRANCIS?</p> </B>

    09/27/2015 2:48:40 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 41 replies
    9/27/2015 | dqban22
    WHO REALLY IS POPE FRANCIS? Which one of these is Pope Bergoglio: the voice of the oppressed, the poor, the marginalized or the voice of the oppressors? In Cuba we witnessed a political, never pastoral, WHO REALLY IS POPE FRANCIS? by dqban229/27/2015Pope Bergoglio becoming the voice of the oppressors. He ignored the cry for help of 11 million Cubans marginalized, oppressed, the poorest among the poor enslaved under a brutal Stalinist regime for over 56 years. The Pope in Cuba called for "reconciliation" which in Francis' Orwellian lexicon means not to create "lios" (not to revolt), ask he asked the...
  • Pope's Homily at Conclusion of World Meeting of Families

    09/27/2015 2:46:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/27/15
    Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave this afternoon at the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. A ZENIT transcription and translation of the remarks he added off-the-cuff are included in brackets. * * * Today the word of God surprises us with powerful and thought-provoking images. Images which challenge us, but also stir our enthusiasm. In the first reading, Joshua tells Moses that two members of the people are prophesying, speaking God’s word, without a mandate. In the Gospel, John tells Jesus that the disciples had stopped someone from casting out...
  • Pope's Address to Victims of Sexual Abuse

    09/27/2015 2:42:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Zenit ^ | 9/27/15
    Here is the Vatican translation of the Pope's address to victims of sexual abuse by the clergy, who he met with early this morning at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Following his address, the Pope met privately with each of the individuals present at the meeting. * * * My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, I am grateful for this opportunity to meet you. I am blessed by your presence. Thank you for coming here today. Words cannot fully express my sorrow for the abuse you suffered. You are precious children of God who should always expect our...
  • Group Claims Armed Citizens Have Killed More Americans than All Wars Combined

    09/27/2015 2:37:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 21 Americans for Responsible Solutions–the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly–tweeted numbers from the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP) claiming armed citizens in America have killed more people since 1989 than all wars since 1776 combined. The tweet contains a meme which says, “The number of deaths from gun violence just since Reagan’s presidency is higher than the number of soldiers killed in combat in all of U.S. history.”
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Marxist Pope Francis

    09/27/2015 10:38:57 AM PDT · by nordskoven · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/03/2013 | Robert Ellsberg
    If Rush Limbaugh can see this far in the future, shouldn't Rush, not Dorothy Day, be considered for sainthood? Good religion is good politics. Can America integrate Heaven and Earth? Here's the Bible-thumping sermonette that defines the battle tactics.
  • Pope Says Civil Marriage And Christian Marriage No Longer The Same In U.S.

    09/27/2015 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Dr. Thomas D. Williams,PH.D.
    Pope Francis warns marriage has been stretched and distorted in the United States, to the point where it is no longer even similar to the Christian sacrament of matrimony. The pontiff noted the “unprecedented changes” taking place in contemporary society, “with their social, cultural – and sadly now juridical – effects on family bonds,” referring to the Supreme Course decision in June to legalize same-sex marriage for the entire nation in Obergefell v. Hodges.