Current Articles of Interest

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Abortion as a Test of Conscience and of Campaign Commitment

by Paul Weyrich

The President-elect appears to have stepped back from some of his campaign promises. That merely is speculation. We shall see. The President-elect did make a dogmatic statement regarding the so-called "Freedom of Choice" Act (FOCA). He said he will propose FOCA, which would eliminate all State and Federal restrictions upon abortion. It would purport to force Christian hospitals to perform abortions or close. It would demand that physicians perform abortions or give up their practice...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Nativity


4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. 7 And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 8 And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; 11 for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!" 15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us." 16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. (LK 2: 4-20)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

An arrest in Alaska

Ethel C. Fenig

The Palin/Johnston baby is reportedly due tomorrow (Caesarean on an 18 year old?) So the new grandmother to be on the father to be's side gets herself arrested prior to the big event.  This is a little twist on the child or relative of someone prominent--Kennedy (mostly D) of whoever parent springs to mind...

Cinderella vs. the Barracuda

A perfect example of the bowel-stewing self-indulgence of elite liberalism.

By Jonah Goldberg

For people who think there’s no cultural divide in this country, consider the treatment of two women much in the news in 2008...

Monday, December 22, 2008

The President Comforts a Marine Mom


[Main Street]This Thursday morn, Julie McPhillips will awake to the great hope that is Christmas Day. And amid her joy for the Savior born of woman in a Bethlehem stable, she will offer two prayers.

The first will be for her son, Lt. Brian McPhillips, killed in action in April 2003 as the First Marine Division fought its way into Baghdad. The other will be for the man on whose orders Lt. McPhillips was sent to Iraq: George W. Bush...


NYT's City Editor Rips Into 'It's a Wonderful Life'; A Rare Window Into a Deeply Cynical Media Mind

By Tom Blumer (Bio | Archive)
December 21, 2008 - 09:21 ET
On December 18, in an item that appeared on Page C1 of its December 19 print edition (the graphic at the right is a scaled-down version of what appears at the top of the online version), the New York Times's Wendell Jamieson provided us his perspective on what has became a Christmas staple, Frank Capra Jr.'s "It's a Wonderful Life." I would suggest that the piece reveals a lot more about the author and Old Media's mindset than it tells us about the film.

Santa Claus and Air Force Announce Christmas Alliance

Sunday, December 21, 2008

By Nicholas Ballasy

( - Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland that Santa Claus will have access to special air space on Christmas Eve used by the United States Air Force. Major General Ralph Jodice of the Air Force District of Washington said this will allow Santa to deliver gifts to children faster on Christmas Eve...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Isn’t Anything Without Christ

 by Nathan Tabor

To hear the nightly newscasters tell it, the only patriotic thing to do this Christmas is to have a field day at your local mall. With the economy in the tank, Americans are being urged to resume their shopaholic ways in the interests of the free market. While Internet news services report that mall traffic is heavy, the cash registers are simply not ringing like they used to. Even with prices drastically reduced anywhere from 50 to 70 percent, the public simply isn’t buying—at least, not in the way retailers had hoped.

ILLINOIS.... Who Runs it?

Senators:  Barack Obama & Dick Durbin              
Representative: Jesse Jackson, Jr. (pay for play candidate #5)                                      
 (Son of "I am everywhere" Jesse Jackson)
Illinois Governor: Rod Blogojevich (arrested last week for corruption)
Former Illinois Governor: In Prison serving time for Corruption
Illinois House leader: Mike Madigan
Illinois Attorney General: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Chicago Mayor: Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley)
The leadership in Illinois? ....all Democrats.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago:
  Body count
in the last six months: 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago  
  (while 221 were killed in
State pension fund  -  $44 Billion in debt, worst in the country.
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax  -  10.25% highest in country. (Look it up).
Chicago school system  -  rated one of the worst in the country.
Of course, they're all blaming each other. 
They can't blame Republicans because there aren't any.
 [Once again ... smart choices there 

Reminder:  This is the political culture that Obama comes
 from: the Illinois Political Machine.  And he's going to '"fix"
Washington politics for us?
 Good luck.  
For instance, he just blamed Congress for "Being asleep at the wheel". Does he not even
 REALIZE that up until recently --- HE was PART of this congress!!  

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Virginia Santa Claus brings Christ front-and-center

This article emphasizes the true meaning of Christmas; that Jesus is inded the reason for the season. 

By Gretchen Crowe

Arlington, Va., Dec 14, 2008 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- It’s a sight to see: a real, live Santa Claus on his knees, hands folded, inclining his head reverently toward statues of the Holy Family. This is how one Virginia man celebrates Christmas. For 63 years he has devoted himself to teaching children about the true meaning of the holiday season.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sarah Palin's Wasilla church hit by suspected arson

Whay has this not gotten any coverage in the MSM? Do I even need to ask?

Thomas Lifson

Providentially, nobody was injured, but an estimated one million dollars in damage was done to Wasilla Bible Church Friday night, in a fire that began while people, including children, were inside. The fire is being investigated as a possible case of arson....

Obama's Abortion Socialism

By Paul Kengor

Conservatives rightly fear that President Obama will produce the Democrat Party's third great expansion of the welfare state, extending Leviathan beyond FDR's and LBJ's most fertile imaginations. Yet, Barack Obama constitutes an altogether different danger: expansion of federal power into cultural areas -- with an economic justification -- where previous Democratic presidents would have never considered going...

Worshipping the Weather

By Larrey Anderson

Everyone is religious. People will have their religion. The particular religion does not, necessarily, have to include worship of a god -- but it must include a dogma and rituals.

For many on the left, environmentalism has become a religion, no real surprise there. But the reason for the need of some religion, any religion, to fill the spiritual void on the left is rarely discussed. This article will examine some of the implications, and complications, of the new green creed -- which is, in fact, an ancient creed. It was once called "paganism." ...

U.S. Bishops Welcome 'Dignitatis Personae'

Zenit News Agency (

Cardinal George: "behind every 'no' in the difficult task of discerning between good and evil, there shines a great 'yes' to the recognition of the dignity and inalienable value of every single and unique human being called into existence."

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Zenit) - The president of the U.S. episcopal conference welcomed the statement released today by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, saying it gives guidance in a heavily scientific age....

Abortion Advocates Didn't Expect Obama Transition Team to Publish Memo

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10, 2008

Washington, DC ( -- Abortion advocates released a 55-page memo that contain's Barack Obama's marching order for promoting abortion during his administration. Obama apparently is ready to carry out his commands because he posted the memo on his transition web site without their asking....

                                                                                This is much easier to remember!!!

Some people have trouble with all those 'shalls' and 'shall nots' in the Ten commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms... So, in middle Tennessee they translated the 'King James' into 'Jackson County' joke, (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Gainesboro, TN)

(1) Just one God
(2) Put nothin' before God
(3) Watch yer mouth
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin'
(5) Honor yer Ma & Pa
(6) No killin'
(7) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal
(8) Don't take what ain't yers
(9) No tellin' tales or gossipin'
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Now that's plain an' simple. Y'all have a nice day, ya hear.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Our Lady of Guadalupe

When Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, the Aztec people among whom he lived were practicing human sacrifice, because their beliefs were based on despair. They thought God was against them.
Mary’s image brought the message that God was with them — so much, in fact, that he became a child, carried in Mary’s womb. This gave them hope, and they stopped their human sacrifice and became Christian.
Today, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes to abortion clinics, where human sacrifice is practiced, and turns the despair of those mothers and fathers into the hope that brings new life. That is why Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn. As we celebrate her feast today, let us pray for an end to the human sacrifice that is abortion.
–Fr. Frank

Friday, December 12, 2008

Press scrambling to cover Obama's rear end

At this point, the media is torn. They are looking at perhaps the biggest story of the next 4 years square in the face and yet, can't help themselves by overreaching to protect their investment and try and keep Obama's hands clean in the Blago scandal.


Israel's Choice

By Janet Levy and Paul E Vallely

On 9-11, Americans were confronted with the spectacle of jumpers leaping to their deaths from the burning World Trade Centers in New York -- a demise of their own choosing momentarily preferable to succumbing as victims of smoke, flames and falling debris. It was a horrific unthinkable act that arose from the spontaneity of a desperate uncontrollable situation. At this point in history, Israel is facing such a dilemma as it seriously contemplates the consequences of a threatened nuclear attack from Iran. Does Israel act preemptively to potentially protect its territory and six million citizens and potentially precipitate a full-on regional conflict or anxiously wait while Iran inches closer to nuclear capabilities and follows through with its threats of "Death to Israel?" ...


La. Gov. Jindal: 2012 Presidential Bid Unlikely

RICHMOND, Va. -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he's not interested in a 2012 Republican presidential bid and will seek a second term as governor in 2011. Jindal, who appeared at a news conference to back Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, was asked if he was interested in being president. "No," he replied....


from The Right Angle @
by D.R. Tucker — 12-12-2008 @ 04:14 AM

As if 2008 hasn’t been depressing enough, now comes word that Bobby Jindal doesn’t plan to run for the Republican nomination in 2012. God help us....

Colin Powell Lashes Out at Rush Limbaugh

from Newsmax - Inside Cover

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blames Rush Limbaugh and conservative talk radio for Republican electoral woes in a CNN interview to be broadcast this weekend...

Bailout dead, automakers in search of a lifeline


Associated Press
December 12, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Their efforts in Congress squashed, U.S. automakers are depending upon a reluctant White House to quickly provide a multibillion lifeline to help them avoid imminent collapse....

UPDATE: USF drops student abortion coverage

After being alerted that new student health coverage provides for abortions, the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco has pulled that provision. Here's a statement we just received from Gary McDonald, the associate vice president for communications and public affairs of the University of San Francisco:

University apologizes for student health plan abortion coverage, but questions remain

from CNA Daily News

San Francisco, Dec 12, 2008 / 04:09 pm (CNA).-
Following reports that the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco (USF) required students to join a health plan which included coverage for abortions, the university has apologized and has taken “full responsibility” for not adequately reviewing the health contract...

Catholic University of San Francisco's New Student Health Plan Covers Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10, 2008

San Francisco, CA ( -- The University of San Francisco (USF) may be a Catholic educational institution but officials there have crafted a new student health care plan that covers abortions. A leading pro-life group that serves as watchdog for Catholic colleges says its wrong for a health insurance policy to include abortion...

Pope Against Population Control: "Population Is Proving To Be An Asset, Not A Factor That Contributes To Poverty"

Pope Decries "The extermination of millions of unborn children, in the name of the fight against poverty"

By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert

VATICAN CITY, December 12, 2008 ( - In his message for World Day of Peace, released yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI stated the long unrecognized truth that increased population has proved an asset rather than a detriment in terms of development. "Poverty is often considered a consequence of demographic change," he said...

Ohio Legislature Approves Bill to Expand Safe Haven Law to Combat Infanticide

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10, 2008

Columbus, OH ( -- The Ohio legislature has approved an expansion of existing law that provides a "safe haven" as an alternative to infanticide. The law allows a mother or couple to surrender a newborn to authorities with the hopes that a promise of no prosecution will prevent the baby's death...

Bishop Wenski says pro-life laws a ‘moral imperative’

Orlando, Dec 11, 2008 / 11:14 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Wenski of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida has written an essay reaffirming that Catholic support for legal protections for the unborn child is a “moral imperative.” His essay also warns that the proposed federal act FOCA could endanger even minor abortion restrictions...

Scandal: Catholic Politicians Funded by Abortion Lobby

By Deal W. Hudson, Ph.D.

Inside Catholic (

Planned Parenthood offers gift certificates to "give an abortion for Christmas". Do Catholic Politicians accept the blood money? ...

Press Misrepresents Vatican Defense of Marriage as 'Anti-Gay'

Zenit News Agency (

Father Lombardi referred to the danger of imposing the recognition of "rights," such as homosexual marriage and the same-sex couples adopting children...

Hate Group Wants Anti-Christmas Sign in Washington

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

The sign, “Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell,” would also appear next to an atheist sign sponsored by the Freedom from Religion Foundation...

UN: 437,000 Signatures Support Life and Marriage

By Susan Yoshihara
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (

The pro-life delegation was received by several heads of UN missions and their staffs.

For those of you who have dogs


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

Being Politically Correct Is Not Charity

"It is quite generally taken for granted that the way to be popular is to say things you do not mean, or to draw a veil between your mind and your lips, or divorce thoughts from actions. Their lips then carry honeyed speech; their hands carry stilettos are for others' backs." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I received this in a recent e-mail and think it's dynamite !!

So 'if' the US government determines that it is against the law for the
words 'under God' to be on our money, then, so be it.

And 'if' that same government decides that the 'Ten Commandments' are not
to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.

I say, 'so be it,' because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.

I say, 'so be it,' because I would like to think that smarter people than
I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the American public's best
interests at heart.

Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His
Commandments in Government buildings, I don't believe the Government and
its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations
which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets
of American life.

I 'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday,
Thanksgiving & Easter. After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the ' US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter, as well as Sundays.' After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry
about getting home for the 'Christmas Break.' After all it's just another

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all
government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday &
Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like
any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be
'politically correct.'

In fact....

I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside
for worshipping God...) because, after all, our government says that it
should be just another day....

What do you all think????

If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop
giving in to the 'minority opinions' and begin, once again, to represent
the 'majority' of ALL of the American people.

SO BE IT...........

Please Dear Lord, Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!

'Amen' and 'Amen'

Maryknoll: ‘Excommunicated’

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 2:08 PM

Tom Hoopes here. I just got off the phone with Betsey Guest, spokeswoman for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in New York, to ask about the reported excommunication of one of their priests for participating in an attempt to ordain women. Here’s the raw interview:

Atheists Post Hateful Christmas Sign

by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

"Freedom of speech was never meant to be a license for fringe groups to insult and antagonize the rest of us," says Larry Stickney, President of the Washington Values Alliance. "While we must all do our best to respect the opinion of those we don't agree with," he says, "the 1st Amendment also guarantees our constitutional right to carry on our nation's religious culture and traditions and we should be able to do so without petty harassment." ...

Remember when conservatives were winning?

Posted by Josh Painter (Profile)
Thursday, December 11th at 7:39PM EST

Remember when conservatives were conservatives? In the Reagan years, the time of the only conservative American president in the modern era, one was a conservative, not a fiscon, neocon, socon, paleocon or any other kind of con. In fact, “con” was used by liberals as a term of contempt for conservatives, never by conservatives in self-reference....

How the GOP Should Prepare for a Comeback


Organization and ideas are what matters.

What a difference a month makes. Since November's election, the GOP is three wins, no losses.

Suicide bomber kills 55 in packed Iraq restaurant

By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer Robert H. Reid, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people Thursday in a packed restaurant near the northern city of Kirkuk where Kurdish officials and Arab tribal leaders were trying to reconcile their differences over control of the oil-rich region. The brazen attack — the deadliest in Iraq in six months — occurred at a time of rising tension between Kurds and Arabs over oil, political power and Kirkuk...

AP: 'America's Battered Image Among Muslims' All Bush's Fault -- But What About 9/11?

By Warner Todd Huston (Bio Archive)
December 11, 2008 - 05:36 ET

The Associated Press is as much as blaming the victim for the attack again with theirs headlined "Obama says he wants to 'reboot' America's battered image among Muslims." In this report we get the AP saying that the reason the Muslim world is mad at us is because of George W. Bush. But not a word is mentioned about why Bush might have been in a position of interacting so heavily with the Muslim world in the first place. How soon the AP forgets a little thing we like to call 9/11....

Coleman Lead Endangered by Franken Affidavits

By: David A. Patten

Democrat Al Franken has launched a door-to-door campaign in Minnesota to gather affidavits from voters and use them to defeat GOP incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman....

Hannity goes solo

December 11, 2008
Categories: Fox News

Hannity goes solo

Since Alan Colmes left Fox's "Hannity & Colmes" a couple weeks ago, the network has been unwilling to say whether Sean Hannity would take on another co-host or go it alone.

Christians Angry Over Newsweek Gay Claim

By: Jim Meyers Article

Christians are speaking out angrily about Newsweek magazine’s current cover story, which maintains that the Bible does not provide justification for prohibiting gay marriage....

Dennis Miller: ‘Smartest Guy’ Obama is Either ‘Oblivious’ or ‘Disingenuous’

By Brad Wilmouth (Bio Archive)
December 11, 2008 - 13:03 ET

On Wednesday’s The O’Reilly Factor on FNC, during the show’s regular "Miller Time" segment, comedian Dennis Miller used humor to make a serious point about Barack Obama’s connections to corrupt and questionable characters in Illinois, and whether the President-elect was.....

No Live Coverage of Obama Blagojevich Press Conference on CBS & NBC

By Kyle Drennen (Bio Archive)
December 11, 2008 - 13:23 ET

ABC was the only network to break into its daytime programming on Thursday with live coverage of Barack Obama’s press conference regarding the Wednesday arrest of Illinois’s Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich. Neither CBS nor NBC interrupted regular programming to cover the press conference, during which Obama also named former Senator Tom Daschle as Health and Human Services secretary...

Obama hopes to reboot US image among Muslims

Associated Press
December 11, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to "reboot America's image" among the world's Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name -- Barack Hussein Obama -- in his swearing-in ceremony...

Thousands of Troops Expected in Afghanistan by Summer, Gates Says

By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press

Manama, Bahrain (AP) - The U.S. military will pour thousands of troops into Afghanistan by next summer, and can expect to commit a sustained force for several more years, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his top military commander there said Thursday....

Murtha Maintains He Was Right to Say Marines ‘Killed Innocent Civilians in Cold Blood’

By Nicholas Ballasy - Although all of the charges have been dropped against all of the Marines – except for one – involved in the killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said he stands by his May 2006 remarks that the Marines involved “killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” ...

GOP Senate grows a pair - nixes auto bailout

December 11, 2008

Rick Moran
Three cheers for Republicans in the senate - at least those who decided that enough is enough and refused to give in to White House pressure to support the auto bailout bill...

Rev Wright (Wrong Again) on American History

December 11, 2008

Clarice Feldman
Did you know the meaning of Dec. 7? Obama's minister of 20 years and inspiration says:

"Today. Is December 7. The day that this government killed. Over 80000. Japanese civilians. At Hiroshima in 1941. Two days before giving an additional. 64000. Japanese civilians. At Nagasaki by dropping nuclear bombs on innocent. People."

h/t: tigerhawk

Pope on Addressing AIDS: “First and Foremost,” Work to Change Sexual Behavior

Says in developing countries with higher birth rates “Population is proving to be an asset, not a factor that contributes to poverty.”

By Ellen M. Rice

VATICAN CITY Dec. 11, 2008 ( — In his 2009 World Day of Peace message released today, Pope Benedict XVI urged the world to fight moral underdevelopment and problem behavior in order to achieve victory over the AIDS pandemic.

Planned Parenthood Escapes Legal Charges after Now-Former Employee Caught Covering up Rape

By Kathleen Gilbert

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, December 11, 2008 ( - Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday that it has fired the abortion clinic employee caught on tape covering up the statutory rape of a 13-year-old. However, Child Protective Services have said they will not prosecute the woman because the girl she illegally advised had only posed as a youngster who had been raped, and no rape had actually occurred...

Minnesota Ballots: Land of 10,000 Fakes

by Ann Coulter

What is the point of having a hand recount of ballots in the Minnesota Senate race if the Democratic secretary of state is going to use the election night totals in precincts where it will benefit Democrat Al Franken? ...


By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann 12.11.2008

Published in the New York Post on December 11, 2008

When Bill Clinton took office in January 1993, he was hearing the foot steps of Little Rock US Attorney Charles Banks, who was hot on his heels as he probed charges of corruption that swirled around the Whitewater land deal. President Clinton decided, in one of his first acts, to fire all 93 US Attorneys - claiming he wanted a clean slate...


By Dick Morris 12.10.2008 Published on on December 9, 2008

The economic stimulus plans unveiled by President-elect Obama over the weekend won’t do much to help the economy. But they will vindicate all the dreams of liberal Democrats for higher government spending...

Obama ‘proud’ to have homosexual band march in inaugural parade

from CNA Daily News

Washington DC, Dec 10, 2008 / 04:48 pm (CNA).- President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have officially invited the Lesbian and Gay Band Association to march in the Inaugural Parade. One of the association’s web sites reports that the group will also march in September as part of the homosexual “Southern Decadence” festival infamous for its public lewd acts...

Stay Tuned for More on Mormonism and Christianity

The exchange “Is Mormonism Christian?” between Bruce D. Porter and Gerald R. McDermott from our October issue generated, needless to say, quite a bit of discussion.

And First Things features editor R.R. Reno piqued interest even more when he interviewed Porter and McDermott about their essays and placed both talks online.

But we’re not done yet. Over the past several days, we’ve been compiling all the letters our faithful subscribers sent in in response to the exchange, as well as Porter’s and McDermott’s own replies to those letters. You’ll be able to read them all when our February 2009 issue hits newsstands, so don’t miss out on this fascinating discussion—subscribe today.

Priest Faces Excommunication

Let us pray for Father Bourgeois.

Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois continues to support the ordination of women priests, even after the Vatican said he has 30 days to recant his beliefs — or face excommunication....

Priest Exposes 'Fifth-column homosexual activists' in Parish

Fr. Malloy, 86, is the outspoken former pastor of Saints Peter & Paul parish in San Francisco...

Gay Hysteria Over Vatican U.N. Position

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League exposes the malicious distortions of the position taken by the Holy See as ...

The War Against Christmas on Capitol Hill

‘Tis the season for tree lighting rituals in the nation’s Capital. This year’s event ...

The Church is not a corporation but a body, Pope Benedict teaches

"No one can become Christian by himself," Pope Benedict XVI told his weekly public audience on December 10, as he reflected on the teachings of St. Paul regarding the nature of the Church. ...

God in Human Language: Christmas

Christmas is God in human language. It is not simply about the birth of a child, but rather the coming of the one who will preach the Sermon on the Mount, instruct us by parables, and establish his Church.
This is why it makes no sense to welcome the child but reject his teachings. It is inconsistent to prepare for and celebrate Christmas but refuse to accept the fullness of the Gospel that this child proclaimed.
That Gospel has taught from the beginning that life must be protected, including life in the womb. There can be no such thing as a “pro-choice Christian.” A rejection of even a single life is a rejection of Christ himself.
This Advent and Christmas, let us welcome Christ and all those whom he loves.
–Fr. Frank

Study finds depression suffered by 80% of women who abort

Madrid, Dec 9, 2008 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- A study by a group of experts in Spain has revealed that 80% of women who have had an abortion suffer symptoms of depression, while 40% have considered suicide...

FOCA remains a threat, Russell Shaw warns

Washington DC, Dec 10, 2008 / 01:51 am (CNA).- Catholics concerned about pro-life issues should not believe suggestions that President-elect Obama is interested in finding common ground with them, Russell Shaw has argued in a recent edition of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly. In particular, Shaw warned that the legislative prospects of the radically pro-abortion Freedom of Choice Act should not be underestimated...

Pro-Life Doctor Upset March of Dimes Ignores Abortion-Premature Birth Link

Washington, DC ( -- Last month, the March of Dimes released a report chiding the U.S. for failing to improve premature birth numbers and giving the country a D for its performance. The group ignores the link between premature birth and abortion and pro-life physician is upset about it...

O Holy Night

The Christmas song “O Holy Night” includes the following words: “Truly he taught us to love one another. His law is love, and his gospel is peace. Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother, and in his name all oppression shall cease.”
This is a reminder that as we celebrate Christmas, we renew our commitment to ending all oppression, particularly of those who are most oppressed, the children living before birth within their mothers…children who have been deprived of legal protection, and are oppressed by the mythology of choice.
In the name of the newborn Christ, the oppression of our unborn children will cease. May Christmas give us the strength to be silent no more, and more active than ever in the pro-life cause.
–Fr. Frank

Advent: Reform and Reconciliation

Advent is about Christ’s coming. The preparation for his coming is reform, and the promise of His coming is reconciliation. And the two are linked. If the Messiah comes to restore harmony between nations and people, then the people of the Messiah are to build harmony. If the Messiah will judge the poor with justice, then the people of the Messiah are to work to eliminate injustice. The worst injustice in our society is abortion. But Christ’s coming heralds a new harmony between mother and child. Advent leads us to the Silent Night when the whole world finds joy in His birth. May that birth shed protection on all about to be born, and as we work to end abortion, may we “wait in joyful hope for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
–Fr. Frank

Johns Hopkins Researcher Responds to Criticism on Abortion-Mental Health Study

Balitmore, MD ( -- The lead author of a study last week denying that abortion increases the risk of subsequent mental health problems for women is responding to criticism of his research. Johns Hopkins University professor Robert Blum specifically responded to articles taking the study to task...

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception is about Christ’s power to destroy sin. Mary was sinless from the first moment of her life not because she did not need a Savior, but because she was so close to the Savior. It is always and only through Jesus Christ that Mary receives her special favors and graces.
Today’s Feast is meant to give us confidence that we can say NO to any temptation. The same Christ is ready to strengthen us to do what is right. This is the kind of confidence we need to inspire in those who are pregnant and feel they cannot carry the child. God, through Mary, always provides us the strength to do what is right. Inspired, by her, let us reach out with eagerness to all those who are pregnant and in need.
–Fr. Frank

Pro-Life Advocate: Indiana City Should De-Fund Planned Parenthood After Expose

Bloomington, IN ( -- Following the release of a video showing an Indiana Planned Parenthood staff member covering up an apparent case of statutory rape, pro-life advocates say city officials should quit funding the abortion business. The city of Bloomington has subsidized Planned Parenthood for almost a decade...

Joe Bidens Bishop Expands on Decision Not to Deny Communion Over Abortion

Dover, DE ( -- Bishop W. Francis Malooly has expanded on his previous comments that he will not deny communion to incoming Vice-President Joe Biden because of his pro-abortion position. Malooly says he can do more good by not alienating Biden and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

Researchers Who Deny Abortion/Depression Link Play Politics with Women’s Health Say “Silent No More” Leaders

Staten Island, NY – Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world’s largest network of women and men harmed by abortion, today criticized a report by Johns Hopkins University researchers that claims there is no link between abortion and mental health issues. The report said efforts to show that psychological distress is higher among post-abortive women “appear to be politically motivated.” ....

The Failure of Our Pro-Life Leadership

Commentary by Brian Rooney   December 9, 2008 ( - I recently attended a meeting of pro-life leaders from around the country, called in order to formulate a national strategy on how to defeat the promised Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). During the 2008 presidential...

Offer a Prayer at Every Mass For Defense of Life

The US bishops have asked that at every mass a prayer be offered for the defense of human life. This request is in their pastoral plan for pro-life activities.
To help parishes fulfill this request, Priests for Life prepares an entire set of Prayers of the Faithful for each Sunday of the year, based on the readings for that Sunday.
Among these petitions each week is a prayer for an end to abortion and other forms of violence, and for the growth of a Culture of Life.
At, you will be able to find these prayers for Mass each weekend. Please bring these to the attention of your priest and encourage him to use them for the Prayers of the Faithful. Visit
–Fr. Frank

Catholic Bishop: "Go Right Ahead and Arrest Me" Rather than Obey Freedom of Choice Act

By Kathleen Gilbert ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 2, 2008 ( - Bishop Paul Loverde of the diocese of Arlington weighed in on the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) last week, saying that if he oversaw a Catholic hospital he would neither close the facility nor allow it to perform...

God is Pro-Choice Says Nun

Commentary by Judie Brown December 1, 2008 ( - I couldn't believe the e-mail that I recently received from a pro-life friend living in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She told me about a letter written by a nun to the archdiocese. My friend told me she was...

America, Be Not Afraid

BY The Editors

“For religious believers, our times offer a daunting yet exhilarating challenge,” said Pope John Paul II in the year 2000 at the U.S. National Prayer Breakfast. “I would go so far as to say that their task is to save democracy from self-destruction.”

They were bracing, surprising words.

But they precisely name the task our generation of Catholics is called to.


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