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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Catholic bloggers respond to Kmiec criticism

Denver, Jan 14, 2009 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Several leading Catholic bloggers have responded to Doug Kmiec’s criticism of “right-wing Catholic bloggers” whom he characterized as “online tormenters” who personally attacked him, distorted his position, and potentially poisoned the relationship between the Holy See and the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama. (continued...)

Prof. Kmiec accuses ‘right wing’ Catholic bloggers of character assassination

Washington DC, Jan 13, 2009 / 11:53 am (CNA).- In his first lengthy article explaining his position after the election of President Barack Obama, Professor Douglas Kmiec is accusing “right wing Catholic bloggers" of distorting his position, attacking him personally, and potentially poisoning the relationship between the Holy See and the future administration of President Barack Obama. (continued...)

Openly Homosexual Anglican Bishop to Kick Off Obama Inaugural Weekend

This is a really disturbing article, especially the last paragraph....

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2009 ( - Following the row that erupted after pro-marriage and pro-life Saddleback pastor Rick Warren was picked to preside over the main inauguration event, Obama has selected the Episcopal Church's only openly homosexual bishop to give the main invocation at a Sunday event celebrating Obama's inauguration, to be held two days later.

New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, a central figure in the homosexual clergy controversy that has rocked the worldwide Anglican communion, will deliver his invocation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (continued...)

Gay Bishop's Inaugural Invitation, 'Slap in the Face'

By Peter LaBarbera
Christian Newswire (

Americans for the Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH)calls the Invitation a Slap in the Face to orthodox Christians.

NAPERVILLE, Il (Christian Newswire) - Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), issued the following statement regarding President-elect Barack Obama's selection of V. (Vicki) Gene Robinson, the openly homosexual Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at an official inaugural event Sunday:  (continued...)

U.S. Bishops’ pro-life office corrects ‘misleading’ FOCA novena message

Please read This Important Update...

Washington DC, Jan 14, 2009 / 05:15 am (CNA).- Officials at the Pro-life Secretariat of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued statements seeking to correct “misleading” information provided in a widely-circulated announcement for a novena to stop FOCA.

The officials insisted that the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would not pass immediately after President-elect Obama takes office, but they reaffirmed that the possible coercion of pro-life medical institutions and changes to abortion funding restrictions are real concerns. (continued...)