Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Michael Voris at March For Life 2012

Pro-aborts are disruptive just like many OWS protesters. What media?!? Pray to end abortion.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Vatican Splendors: What is the Origin of Ad Limina Apostolorum?

Ad Limina Apostolorum, which means to the threshold of the apostles, refers to the demand that each bishop in the world visit Rome every five years to take the time to venerate the tombs of the apostles Peter and Paul and for them to meet the Pope in a papal audience.

This tradition dates back to Saint Paul. It is directly derived from Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians.

"Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days."

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Catholic Charities, the Obama Administration and Bigotry

During the ABC presidential debate in New Hampshire the moderators asked the candidates questions on social moral issues and ended up getting an earful.  Newt Gingrich pointed out the Obama administration's anti-Christian bias.  He blasted the Obama administration with the charge of bigotry for the admin's discrimination against Catholic Charities on key delivery of services. 

First, Josh McElveen posed this question to Rick Santorum: 

From MercatorNet: “Your position on same-sex adoption, obviously, you are in favor of traditional families, but are you going to tell someone they belong in — as a ward of the state or in foster care, rather than have two parents who want them?”

Mr Santorum answered, “My — my feeling is that this is an issue that should be — I believe the issue of marriage itself is a federal issue, that we can’t have different laws with respect to marriage. We have to have one law. Marriage is, as Newt said, a foundation institution of our country, and we have to have a singular law with respect to that. We can’t have somebody married in one state and not married in another.”

“Once we — if we were successful in establishing that, then this issue becomes moot…

Newt Gingrich went on the attack charging media bias again, along with outlining an example of the MSM's bias - anti-Christian bias. He is right to point this out. There is bookoo media bias in the MSM. Newt went onto answer the question differently. 

“I just want to raise — since we’ve spent this much time on these issues — I just want to raise a point about the news media bias. You don’t hear the opposite question asked. Should the Catholic Church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples, which is exactly what the state has done? Should the Catholic Church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won’t give in to secular bigotry?”

He went further:

“Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?
“The bigotry question goes both ways. And there’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side. And none of it gets covered by the news media.”

"Mitt Romney noted that Massachusetts Catholic Charities was out of the adoption business because of the Church’s fundamental beliefs."

This anti-Christian bigotry which leads to religious persecution needs to be stopped.  This is the antithesis of what America is all about, and runs contrary to our constitutional principles and rights.  So much for tolerance.... or respect for people who hold different beliefs. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

An Introduction To The Catholic Church Builder of Civilization

I found a great article which highlights some of the contributions that the Catholic Church has made to western civilization via Christopher at Christopher's Apologies. I hope to purchase his book on this topic soon. I was so intrigued by the article that I searched the internet for more articles by the author, Thomas E. Woods, and came upon a set of videos which feature Tom Woods on this very topic. Here is the first set of videos in the series.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Feast Day -- Mary, Mother of God

From Catholic Online: "Today we celebrate the beautiful solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. In reality, this solemnity allows us to reflect upon the essential reality of our Catholic Faith: Jesus, the Christ, is one person with two distinct natures: divine and human. This union of the two natures in the one person of Jesus is called the hypostatic union." Continued

Here is a beautiful musical interlude by the Benedictine Monks at Fotgombault, France.