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  • No deal, Rudy

    03/06/2007 5:39:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 553 replies · 6,697+ views
    They are saying that the next GOP presidential candidate might very well be a pro-abortion Republican who promises not to push that issue and is strong on other issues. They hope that pro-lifers will “be reasonable,” not let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and go along quietly. We won’t. Republicans and Democrats in 1980 took radically different approaches to the right to life. Republicans wrote into their party platform that all abortions should be outlawed. Democrats wrote into their party platform that not only should abortion be legal, but families should be forced to pay for others’...
  • Did Pope Perform Miracle After His Death?

    03/14/2006 12:47:42 PM PST · by tbird5 · 213 replies · 3,565+ views ^ | NICOLE WINFIELD
    OME -- The sudden recovery of a young French nun suffering from Parkinson's disease is at the heart of the sainthood case for Pope John Paul II, the Polish priest who heads the inquiry said Monday. The Vatican needs to confirm a miracle after John Paul's death for the pontiff to be beatified, the first step toward his possible canonization. Monsignor Slawomir Oder told The Associated Press in an interview that an official inquiry into the nun's inexplicable recovery was beginning this week.
  • Path to sainthood cleared for foundress of the Sisters of Providence

    02/22/2006 11:02:43 AM PST · by Military family member · 14 replies · 288+ views
    Sisters of Providence Web Site ^ | February 22, 2006 | David Cox
    Path to sainthood cleared for foundress of the Sisters of Providence The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., today announced that the path to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church has been cleared for their foundress, Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin. The Ordinary Congregation of the Cardinals in Rome on Tuesday (Feb. 21) made a positive declaration concerning a second miracle attributed to Mother Theodore's intercession. The way is now open for her canonization. Information about the Cause will now be shared with all Cardinals, archbishops, bishops and other church leaders before it is sent to Pope Benedict XVI for...
  • THE CONSISTORY: The Protocols (Rocco Palmo steps us through the nitty gritty)

    02/22/2006 10:21:24 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 259+ views
    WITL ^ | February 22, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    THE CONSISTORY: The Protocols Oh Good God, this'll be a busy day. But I love it -- I got into all this thanks to a consistory many moons ago, so these events mean as much to me as many of you would consider the births of your children. In testament to this, I do have a (real) scarlet biretta and zucchetto sitting on my bookshelf, currently in my line of sight. (Both were gifts from Eminent friends.) So as to avoid confusion, and so you can sound smart at cocktail parties and impress your respective audiences, here is the...