Catholic Monarchs?

It looks like after 300 years of discrimination Catholics may finally be allowed back into Britain’s royalty.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iDLv7FG2IleyDobOhC6ua7lxGhpw

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Bible Directory

Here is something I got the other day which is quite nice.

 

When –
You are sad, goto John 14

You have sinned, goto
Psalm 51
You are facing danger, goto
Psalm 91
People have failed you, goto Psalm 27
It feels as though God is far from you, goto
Psalm 139
Your faith needs stimulation, goto
Hebrews 11
You are alone and scared, goto
Psalm 23
You are worried, goto
Matthew 8:19-34
You are hurt and critical, goto
1 Corinthians 13
You wonder about Christianity, goto
2 Corinthians 5:15-18
You feel like an outcast, goto
Romans 8:31-39
You are seeking peace, goto
Matthew 11:25-30
It feels as if the world is b igger than God, goto
Psalm 90
You need Christ like insurance, goto
Romans 8:1-30
You are leaving home for a trip , goto
Psalm 121
You are praying for yourself, goto
Psalm 87
You require courage for a task, goto
Joshua 1
Inflation’s and investments are hogging your thoughts, goto
Mark 10:17-31
You are depressive, goto
Psalm 27
Your bank account is empty, goto
Psalm 37
You lose faith in mankind, goto
1 Corinthians 13
It looks like people are unfriendly, goto
John 15
You are losing hope, goto
Psalm 126
You feel the world is small comp ared to you, goto
Psalm 19
You want to carry fruit, goto
John 15
Paul’s secret for happiness, goto
Colossians 3:12-17
With big opportunity/ discovery, goto
Isaiah 55
To get along with other people, goto
Romans 12
For dealing with fear, goto
Psalm 47
For security, goto
Psalm 121:3
For assurance, goto
Mark 8:35
For reassurance, goto
Psalm 145:18

 

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Bailout Alternative – TAKE ACTION

I invite you all to write your representatives with the following suggestion.  An easy way to write them is via http://www.congress.org/congressorg/headlines.tt
 
Please look at the Dave Ramsey alternatives to spending $700Billion.  You can read or listen to the current issues and the alternative plan.
http://www.daveramsey.com/etc/fed_bailout/economic_cleanup_10887.htmlc
 
The solution in short is to have Congress change the sarbains-oxley mark-to-market accounting law and extend government mortgage insurance to sub-prime loans.  If this would happen no $700 TRILLION Bailout would be needed at this time, if ever.  The American people do not belong in the mortgage business even if we can end up making money at it in the future.  This plan will free up the current credit crunch and we then can wait to see if any money needs to be put into the system at a later date.  This could save each of us, the American taxpayer our hard earned money.
 
The reason the President spoke out last night is because Congress is getting push back from the American people 9 to 1 against the bailout.  Bush has called McCain & Obama in today to push this flawed plan.  Our Congress people are going to vote for this because all three of those men are going to support it and then our Congressmen & women are going to say leadership told me to support it verses doing what the American people are telling them to do.  Congress needs an alternative to push and the above plan will work if it is tried.
 
This solution is not a Democat or Repblican plan/idea.  This is an American plan/idea that is well beyond party politics.
 
John 6:54

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News Flash! Bubba’s Exist

So now all of a sudden 40 days away from election day the press is talking about race as an issue in the election and that there are people in this country that will not vote for Barak Obama because of this race. Now way you’re kidding me? I’m shocked. 
 
No, not really. Somehow we went through almost two years of the Presidential campaign now without race being an issue. Now all of a sudden 40 days out from the election it’s a topic of conversation? Get real; we’re going to talk about it now? Most of us life in the real world, I’m not sure about the media. In the real world people are already aware of these things and unfortunately due to our fallen nature racism exists, sexism exists, and a whole host of other things we’d prefer not exist do indeed exist. 
 
What is interesting about the so-called “Bubba” vote is that the “Bubbas” exist in the political party that is supposedly accepting of all people. Bubbas are those people who will vote for Democrats on the whole ticket with exception the Presidential vote. Nothing like a bit of irony to shine some light on just one of the hypocrisies of the Democrats. This is the same party that says they are for Human Rights, oh but wait; you don’t get them if you are still in your mother’s womb.
 
Now just to show I can be fair and balanced six of the last eight years Republicans were in charge. They too have been hypocritical. The supposed party of conservatism has spent like a degenerate gambler who is in the hole. Nothing like spending money you don’t have, and even better spending other peoples money like they will just print more.
 
Nothing like being a disgruntled American at election time.
 
God Bless, and may God Bless America, Please!

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Bailout? John 6:54 Say NO!

My Letter To Congress,

As it concerns the current proposed financial bailout "crisis" I would request that you vote it down along with any suggested financial bailout that may come before you for the foreseeable future. Now is not the time to allow the Wall Street barons to try and hold the American people hostage with our hard earned dollars. The decision makers of these financial companies have long been out of control paying themselves ludicrous salaries for years with golden parachutes that make no business sense. And now in the matter of a few weeks they come to the American people via our Congressmen and women who they have long financially supported to bail them out. I SAY NO, LET THEM FAIL. I say let them fail even at the possibility of my own financial peril as a citizen of these United State of America.

Wall Street needs to know that they cannot make the decisions that they have for the past several years just to then have it all swept under the rug in a matter of weeks. If this decision means that we will go into a recession, then so be it. If it means we will go into a depression, then so be it. Our country’s citizens, and its representatives, need to know they we cannot live on credit and think that we will prosper in the long run.

If for some reason you do not follow my advice as my elected official then I would hope whatever half-baked plan you in Congress decided to signoff on that the American people have an equity stake in the bailout.

Sincerely,
John 6:54

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Presidental Battle Ground

I know I have a Catholic blog and I probably should be writing more about Catholic things but every four years I become a political junkie of sorts. I watch the polls daily published at RealClearPolitics.com. It appears that ever since the Wall Street crisis that popped up on Sept 15th and McCain’s bone headed comment of “the fundamentals of the economy are sound” the presidential polls have been moving in Obama’s favor. In my prognostication of the election I see only one way for McCain to win regardless of what the national polls say. In case you didn’t know national polls don’t mean a thing, the Electoral College elects the president not the national polls. If you’re having a hard time understand this just go ask Hillary Clinton or Rudy Gulliani about whether the national polls mean anything. I believe they were both way ahead in those polls at this time last year.

In order for McCain to win 2 of 3 things have to happen:

#1 No matter what McCain has to win in Florida & carry the middle of the US: Missouri, Indian, Ohio, & Virginia. If one of those states goes for Obama, Obama will be President.

If #1 happens, which currently looks plausible then either of the following things has to occur. Either McCain wins 2 of 3 in Colorado, Nevada, & New Mexico or McCain wins one of the following three states: Minnesota, Michigan, or Pennsylvania.

Come November 4th we’ll see if my prognostication holds mustard.

Isn’t it interesting to see the media start putting out articles that abortion levels are at their lowest in 30 years as if to signal to people that its okay now to vote for a Pro-Abortion candidate because there are less babies being murdered than in previous years. Human life is sacred and even one abortion is too many. This election regardless of its turn out probably won’t change Roe v Wade but an Obama presidency would be a huge setback for the Pro-Life community. In Obama’s own words the first thing he will do is sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” which would wipe away all abortion restrictions currently in place. I agree with Obama that abortion is a culture war, but we must fight this war for those who cannot protect themselves.

 

Also more of Obama’s opinion on abortion can be seen here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSsFzue-V-I

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Voting

From Gerald Warner of the UK Telegraph ~ “There are 47 million Catholic voters in the United States. One quarter of all registered voters are Catholics. At every presidential election in the past 30 years the Catholic vote has gone to the winning candidate, except for Al Gore in 2000. This year 41 per cent of Catholics are independents – up from 30 per cent in 2004.”

Just think 25% of all Catholics make up the total voting population in the United States. If we really voted as a block for Pro-Life candidates only, Roe v Wade would already be overturned. Innocent human life would no longer be murdered at the current rate. One cannot be Catholic and support abortion. One cannot be Catholic and support a pro-abortion candidate. A Catholic can only vote for a pro-abortion candidate if there is not other alternative and if we voted as a block there would always be an alternative. If we voted as a block there would only be Pro-Life candidates.

As you can tell I will not be voting Obama this November and you can probably guess I’m a registered Republican, but I too may join the largest number of register Catholic voters and become independent. The only reason I have stayed Republican to this point is that I want to vote in the primaries for Pro-Life Candidates. As true Catholic’s we should be independent and follow no party, only Church teaching. I do think Church and State should remain separate. It seems to work best that way, but as Catholics we need to follow what the Church teaches authoritatively for the common good of all mankind.

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Knights of Columbus

AN OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN

Dear Senator Biden:

I write to you today as a fellow Catholic layman, on a subject that has become a major topic of concern in this year’s presidential campaign.

The bishops who have taken public issue with your remarks on the Church’s historical position on abortion are far from alone. Senator Obama stressed your Catholic identity repeatedly when he introduced you as his running mate, and so your statements carry considerable weight, whether they are correct or not. You now have a unique responsibility when you make public statements about Catholic teaching.

On NBC’s Meet the Press, you appealed to the 13th Century writings of St. Thomas Aquinas to cast doubt on the consistent teaching of the Catholic Church on abortion.

There are several problems with this.

First, Aquinas obviously had only a medieval understanding of biology, and thus could only speculate about how an unborn child develops in the womb. I doubt that there is any other area of public policy where you would appeal to a 13th Century knowledge of biology as the basis for modern law.

Second, Aquinas’ theological view is in any case entirely consistent with the long history of Catholic Church teaching in this area, holding that abortion is a grave sin to be avoided at any time during pregnancy.

This teaching dates all the way back to the Didache, written in the second century. It is found in the writings of Tertullian, Jerome, Augustine and Aquinas, and was reaffirmed by the Second Vatican Council, which described abortion as "an unspeakable crime" and held that the right to life must be protected from the "moment of conception." This consistent teaching was restated most recently last month in the response of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to remarks by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Statements that suggest that our Church has anything less than a consistent teaching on abortion are not merely incorrect; they may lead Catholic women facing crisis pregnancies to misunderstand the moral gravity of an abortion decision.

Neither should a discussion about a medieval understanding of the first few days or weeks of life be allowed to draw attention away from the remaining portion of an unborn child’s life. In those months, even ancient and medieval doctors agreed that a child is developing in the womb.

And as you are well aware, Roe v. Wade allows for abortion at any point during a pregnancy. While you voted for the ban on partial birth abortions, your unconditional support for Roe is a de facto endorsement of permitting all other late term abortions, and thus calls into question your appeal to Aquinas.

I recognize that you struggle with your conscience on the issue, and have said that you accept the Church’s teaching that life begins at conception – as a matter of faith. But modern medical science leaves no doubt about the fact that each person’s life begins at conception. It is not a matter of personal religious belief, but of science.

Finally, your unwillingness to bring your Catholic moral views into the public policy arena on this issue alone is troubling.

There were several remarkable ironies in your first appearance as Senator Obama’s running mate on the steps of the old state capitol in Springfield, Illinois.

His selection as the first black American to be the nominee of a major party for president of the United States owes an incalculable debt to two movements that were led by people whose religious convictions motivated them to confront the moral evils of their day – the abolitionist movement of the 19th Century, and the civil rights movement of the 20th Century.

Your rally in Springfield took place just a mile or so from the tomb of Abraham Lincoln, who in April 1859 wrote these words in a letter to Henry Pierce:

“This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”

Lincoln fought slavery in the name of “a just God” without embarrassment or apology. He confronted an America in which black Americans were not considered “persons” under the law, and were thus not entitled to fundamental Constitutional rights. Today, children of all races who are fully viable and only minutes from being born are also denied recognition as “persons” because of the Roe v. Wade regime that you so strongly support. Lincoln’s reasoning regarding slavery applies with equal force to children who are minutes, hours or days away from birth.

The American founders began our great national quest for liberty by declaring that we are all “created equal.” It took nearly a century to transform that bold statement into the letter of the law, and another century still to make it a reality. The founders believed that we are “endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable rights,” and that first among these is “life.”

You have a choice: you can listen to your conscience and work to secure the rights of the unborn to share in the fruits of our hard-won liberty, or you can choose to turn your back on them.

On behalf of the 1.28 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families in the United States, I appeal to you, as a Catholic who acknowledges that life begins at conception, to resolve to protect this unalienable right. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss these issues personally with you in greater detail during the weeks between now and November 4.

Respectfully,
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight
September 19, 2008

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4 Times

I suggest you send this to anyone you know living in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wiconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, and Neveda

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Numbers Don’t Lie

Lately I’ve seen “Catholics” who say they can vote for Obama even with his stance on abortion because he opposes the war. On its face the argument sounds good, but does it hold water, or is it just lipstick on a pig?

Fact 1: The Catholic Church has an official opinion condemning abortion in all cases. The Catholic Church has no official opinion on the Iraq war.

Fact 2: Those who are killed by abortion have no say in the matter and are unable to protect themselves. Those killed in the Iraq war volunteered for their service and in most cases are well prepared and have the ability to protect themselves

Fact 3: As of today there have been 4472 allied forces (4158 US) killed in the Iraq war and 87,000 to 96,000 unconfirmed Iraqi civilian deaths. So let’s estimate 100,000 deaths thus far since March of 2003 in the Iraq war. According to the Centers for Disease Control there were 854,122 “legal” induced abortions in the United States in 2003 alone. So abortion kills at a rate of 8 to 1 in one year what the Iraq ware has done in 6 years. Need I remind you that abortion has been legal since 1973 and as of today the National Right to Life organization estimates the number at 48,589,993. That’s 48.5 MILLION.

Yes war is ugly, yes war should be avoided, yes war ruins young vibrant lives. But, abortion is so much worse, and it kills defenseless human beings. If you want to get statistical about it, abortion just in the United States, not including deaths by contraception, and deaths of mothers who died during their abortion (yes it does happen), abortions kills at the rate of 485 to 1 as compared to the Iraq war.

This argument does not hold water, it is nothing but a farce. People vote for candidates for all kinds of reasons but I do not see how anyone who calls themselves a Catholic, can vote for Barak Obama, or any Pro-Abortion candidate. If you can’t bring yourself to vote for another candidate then I would suggest abstaining.

May God Bless You, and may God Bless our political process.

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