The Vortex

This is now posted on a couple of websites but if you haven’t seen its worth a look.

Holy Week is Here & So are the Attacks

It seems every year at Holy Week the mainstream media starts some new attacks the Catholic Church.  This year they are trying to discredit and take out the Pope by printing lies and innuendo.  Facts are short in many of the articles so I suggest reading some articles that don’t over look the facts.  If you read the NYTimes you are among the lost sheep.  You need to find a the “Good Shepard” and fast.  I suggest the following for supplimental “news” reading this week, that is if your wanting the truth.

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2010/03/scoundrel-times

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZDkxYmUzMTQ1YWUyMzRkMzg4Y2RiN2UyOWIzNDVkNDM=

http://catholicanchor.org/wordpress/?p=601

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1813

http://www.zenit.org/rssenglish-28796

Sr. Kehaan receives 2nd Class Relic from Secular Messiah

Boy oh boy Sr. Kehaan is uptown now.

Sr. Kehaan receives Presidential pen for supporting health care against Bishops’ decision

Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2010 / 12:39 am (CNA).- Sister Carol Kehaan, President of the Catholic Health Association, has been awarded with one of the 20 pens used by President Barak Obama on Tuesday to sign the health care bill.

It is a presidential tradition to give out the pen used to sign the bill to lawmakers and proponents who have played a key role in any piece of major legislation. […]

Writing in the Dust

Remember Jesus writing in the dust in last Sunday’s Gospel with the woman caught in adultry?  Well I found this interesting tidbit over at Fr. Longenecker’s blog

…In fact, the riddle of what he was writing in the dust is resolved by the first and greatest Bible scholar, St Jerome. He picks up that Jesus’ action is an allusion to Jeremiah 17:13. Remember that Jesus is preaching and living in the tradition of the prophets who not only spoke God’s word, but acted out God’s word in dramatic actions. So when Jesus writes in the dust he echoes the verse in Jeremiah, “O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.” Jesus is writing the names of the Scribes and Pharisees in the dust, and saying that they have turned away from the Lord, the hope of Israel….

Cornhusker Kickback Signed Into Law

Obama signing the Cornhusker kickback into law. The meaningless Executive Order was not signed.

And here is CINO Joe Biden dropping the F-Bomb

House Catholics Who Voted for Healthcare

According to AmericanCatholic.org there are 97 US House Reps that claim to be Roman Catholic.  (Updated from 98 – John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania died a few weeks ago, but with that said Jack was going to be a Yes vote)   Of that only 9 voted against the pro-abortion Healthcare bill.  If anyone see something incorrect below please leave a comment and I will look into it.

YES VOTES for “catholic” Democrats
Joe Baca, California
Xavier Becerra, California
Timothy H. Bishop, New York
John Boccieri, Ohio
Robert Brady, Pennsylvania
Michael E. Capuano, Massachusetts
Dennis A. Cardoza, California
Christopher P. Carney, Pennsylvania
William Lacy Clay, Missouri
Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia
Jim Costa, California
Jerry F. Costello, Illinois
Joe Courtney, Connecticut
Joseph Crowley, New York
Henry Cuellar, Texas
Kathy Dahlkemper, Pennsylvania
Peter DeFazio, Oregon
William D. Delahunt, Massachusetts
Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut
John D. Dingell, Michigan
Joe Donnelly, Indiana
Michael F. Doyle, Pennsylvania
Steve Driehaus, Ohio
Brad Ellsworth, Indiana
Anna Eshoo, California
Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York
Charlie Gonzalez, Texas
Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona
Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois
John J. Hall, New York
Phil Hare, Illinois
Brian Higgins, New York
Maurice D. Hinchey, New York
Ruben Hinojosa, Texas
Paul Kanjorski, Pennsylvania.
Marcy Kaptur, Ohio
Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island
Dale E. Kildee, Michigan
Mary Jo Kilroy, Ohio
Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona
Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio
James R. Langevin, Rhode Island
John B. Larson, Connecticut
Ben Ray Lujan, New Mexico
Dan Maffei, New York
Betsy Markey, Colorado
Ed Markey, Massachusetts
Eric Massa, New York
Carolyn McCarthy, New York
Betty McCollum, Minnesota
James P. McGovern, Massachusetts
Jerry McNerney, California
Michael H. Michaud, Maine
George Miller, California
Harry E. Mitchell, Arizona
James P. Moran, Virginia
Patrick J. Murphy, Pennsylvania
Grace F. Napolitano, California
Richard E. Neal, Massachusetts
James L. Oberstar, Minnesota
David R. Obey, Wisconsin
Frank Pallone, New Jersey
Bill Pascrell, New Jersey
Ed Pastor, Arizona
Nancy Pelosi, California
Tom Perriello, Virginia
Charles B. Rangel, New York
Silvestre Reyes, Texas
Ciro D. Rodriguez, Texas
Lucille Roybal-Allard, California
Tim Ryan, Ohio
John T. Salazar, Colorado
Linda T. Sanchez, California
Loretta Sanchez, California
Jose E. Serrano, New York
Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania
Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire
Albio Sires, New Jersey
Hilda L. Solis, California
Bart Stupak, Michigan
Ellen Tauscher, California
Mike Thompson, California
Paul Tonko, New York
Nydia M. Velazquez, New York
Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana
Diane E. Watson, California
Peter Welch, Vermont
Charles A. Wilson, Ohio

NO VOTES for CATHOLIC Democrats
Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania
Michael A. Arcuri, New York
Tim Holden, Pennsylvania
Daniel Lipinski, Illinois
Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts
Jim Marshall, Georgia
Michael E. McMahon, New York
Charlie Melancon, Louisiana
Gene Taylor, Mississippi

All Catholic Republicans voted against the final bill.  They include: Steve Austria, Ohio; Brian P. Bilbray, California; John Boehner, Ohio; Kevin Brady, Texas; Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida; David Camp, Michigan; Anh “Joseph” Cao, Louisiana; Michael N. Castle, Delaware; Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida; Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida; Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska; Virginia Foxx, North Carolina; Phil Gingrey, Georgia; Walter B. Jones, North Carolina; Peter T. King, New York; Steve King, Iowa; Leonard Lance, New Jersey; Bob Latta, Ohio; Frank A. LoBiondo, New Jersey; Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri; Daniel E. Lungren, California; Connie Mack IV, Florida; Michael T. McCaul, Texas; Thaddeus G. McCotter, Michigan; Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina; John M. McHugh, New York; Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania; Devin Nunes, California; George Radanovich, California; Tom Rooney, Florida; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida; Edward R. Royce, California; Paul Ryan, Wisconsin; Steve Scalise, Louisiana; Jean Schmidt, Ohio; Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey; John Sullivan, Oklahoma; and Patrick J. Tiberi, Ohio.

KCC Releases Statement

 From the Kansas Catholic Conference

 Congress Approves Health Care Bill Opposed by Catholic Bishops
March 22, 2010 

Last night, by a vote of 219-212, the US House of Representatives passed the Senate health care reform bill opposed by the Catholic bishops and every major Pro-Life organization in America.
 
For decades, the Catholic Church has tirelessly encouraged our elected officials to reform America’s health care system in order to expand access to care. But the Church cannot support legislation that would expand access to abortion by opening the door to federal financing of abortion.
 
Yesterday, a handful of House members who had opposed the health care bill because of its abortion provisions reached an agreement with President Obama that they wrongly claimed would resolve those concerns through a promised executive order. There is again unanimity within the Pro-Life community that the executive order will in fact be entirely insufficient to the task.
 
It is expected that President Obama will sign the bill tomorrow. In the meantime, the US Senate will debate separate legislation under the filibuster-proof reconciliation process in order to make adjustments to the approved bill. None of those adjustments, nor the executive order, will change the fact that Congress has just passed perhaps the most significant expansion of access to abortion in the 37 years since Roe v. Wade.

219 – 212 The Unborn Lose

I went to reconciliation tonight.  I hope the Catholic representatives who Voted for this Healthcare Reform bill, as well as the Catholic supporters, do as well. 

Lord have Mercy
Chirst have Mercy
Lord have Mercy

May the legal challenges be filed.

Bad News

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/88143-stupak-dems-reach-abortion-deal-eight-or-nine-will-vote-yes

A very sad day for the future unborn.  If “Executive Orders” meant anything we’d be living in an elected Monarchy.

Today's Sources

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news

http://news.firedoglake.com/

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2010/03/21/liveblog-house-floor-debate-on-health-care-bill/

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/live/countdown-to-reform-wire/

Stupak Press Conference at 4pm EST