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Saturday, January 24, 2009

I won... now get over it!

Posted By Bobby Eberle GOPUSA
On January 24, 2009 at 8:24 am
And the winner of the "no class" award goes to... His Majesty... the messiah... President Obama.
The media love to make comparisons between former President Bush and President Obama... one is hated, the other beloved. The fact is that at the outset of the Bush Administration, the former president attended a Democrat retreat as a show of goodwill and to try to set the tone for bipartisanship in Washington. President Obama, on the other hand, is showing his "bipartisanship" with his own version of "it's my way or the highway" attitude.
As noted in a recent Fox News story, Obama told GOP leaders at a meeting that "you can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."
In other words, in order to "get things done," Republicans need to see things Obama's way. So much for tolerance of ideas.
Fox News goes on to report that in a meeting on the "stimulus" (read that as welfare programs, bailouts, and more spending), Obama told Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), "I won. I will trump you on that."
Cantor was objecting to Obama's "proposal to increase benefits for low-income workers who don't owe federal income taxes." In other words, Cantor was objecting to a government welfare program.
The worst thing about the economic conditions facing America is not the conditions themselves. What we need to fear the most is the constant barrage we'll hear from Obama, the media, left-wing Democrats, and even moderate Republicans that this issue is so important that the government "needs to step in and get things done."
Government involvement will only make things worse, just as it did in the Great Depression. Let the business cycle work, and save generations of Americans from the massive debt that Obama and company are about to create.

Country’s ‘new moment’ requires pro-life action, Archbishop Chaput says

.- Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput, appealing to the “greatest qualities” of Americans, has called on Christians to oppose pro-abortion Congressional and presidential initiatives. He also urged Catholics to sign an anti-FOCA petition protesting abortion laws in a “new moment” that requires “great vigilance and sustained action” from pro-lifers.
Writing in his column in the Jan. 21 issue of the Denver Catholic Register, Archbishop Chaput said that Christians have an obligation to love their country and to “build on its greatest qualities and serve its best ideals.” Christians must also pray for their country’s leaders and obey its just laws.
However, he added, “When bad laws and court decisions cripple the soul of a society, Christians must work to change them as a matter both of justice and charity. Otherwise we risk colluding in the evil of their outcome.” Full story at CNA

Reaction to Obama's reversal of Mexico City Policy

As should be, there have been critical reactions from our Catholic bishops and Right to Life groups to Obama's reversal of Mexico City Policy. Rather than post each article, I decided to list them here. I encourage you to read these articles.

USCCB: "reversal of Mexico City Policy is very disappointing"

Washington DC, Jan 23, 2009 / 08:05 pm (CNA).- Immediately after President Barack Obama signed the executive order reversing the Mexico City policy, at what was described as "a private act in his office," Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities described the decision as "very disappointing."

Colorado bishops: Obama's reversal of Mexico City Policy "profoundly unfortunate"

Denver, Jan 23, 2009 / 08:07 pm (CNA).- In a statement issued minutes after the White House confirmed the reversal of the policy protecting foreign nations from the promotion of abortion with US taxes,  the Colorado Bishops' Conference said in a statement that "we are saddened and troubled by President Obama's reversal today of the Mexico City Policy by executive order."

Executive Order Rescinds Protection against Torturing, Killing Children in the Womb

The “Mexico City Policy” protected another group of human persons from being tortured, unto ...

Exporting Abortion And The Ugly American

The Mexico City Policy was intended to get the U.S. out of the international abortion business.

Obama overturns Mexico City Policy, pro-lifers react

Washington DC, Jan 23, 2009 / 05:54 pm (CNA).- Pro-life leaders reacted critically to President Barack Obama's Friday reversal of President George W. Bush's ban on federal funding for international groups that promote or perform abortions. One Latin American commentator charged that the policy weakens anti-poverty efforts and had enabled a coercive sterilization campaign in Peru under the Clinton administration.

Pro-Life Leaders Condemn Obama's Funding of International Abortion Groups

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2009 ( - The following joint statement by 22 of the nation's pre-eminent pro-life organizations was issued today in response to President Obama's signing of an executive order revoking the Mexico City policy. The Mexico City policy is a Reagan-era policy...

Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion issue

Reactions to Pres. Obama’s decision.

Vatican criticizes Obama on abortion issue

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican officials said Saturday they were disappointed by President Barack Obama’s decision to end a ban on federal funding for international groups that perform abortions or provide information on them.

Monsignor Rino Fisichella, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, urged Obama to listen to all voices in America without "the arrogance of those who, being in power, believe they can decide of life and death."

Fisichella said in an interview published Saturday in Corriere della Sera that "if this is one of President Obama’s first acts, I have to say, in all due respect, that we’re heading quickly toward disappointment."

Obama signed an executive order that ended the ban on Friday, reversing the policy of the Bush administration.

"This deals a harsh blow not only to us Catholics but to all the people across the world who fight against the slaughter of innocents that is carried out with the abortion," another top official with the Academy for Life, Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, told the ANSA news agency.

"Among the many good things that he could have done, Barack Obama instead chose the worst," he was quoted as saying Saturday.

Officials at the academy could not be reached Saturday.
In Corriere there was another article about this and it mentions the video I posted the other day from in which it is shown and argued that abortion kills people who might grow up to be someone like… Pres. Obama.  I posted about that hereGO WATCH THE VIDEO.

Pope lifts excommunications of Lefebvrite bishops

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of four bishops ordained against papal orders in 1988 by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The move was considered a major concession to the archbishop's traditionalist followers.

The Vatican said the decree removing the excommunication, signed Jan. 21 and made public three days later, marked an important step toward full communion with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1970. Full story at CNS

Pope Benedict lifts excommunication of bishops ordained by Lefebvre

.- Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of the four bishops from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) ordained by Marcel Lefebvre in 1988 in a decision he hopes will lead to “real and final unity.”
A press release from the Vatican reveals that after dialogue between the Holy See and SSPX, represented by its Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay and his request in a letter on behalf of the other three bishops in the Society, Most Reverend Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Most Reverend Richard Williamson and Most Reverend Alfonso del Gallareta, the Holy Father has decided to lift “the excommunication in which they had incurred twenty years ago.”  Full story at CNA