Monday, February 28, 2011

WDTPRS Spiritual Bouquet for Pope Benedict for St. Joseph’s Day (19 March) | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

WDTPRS Spiritual Bouquet for Pope Benedict for St. Joseph’s Day (19 March) | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Christian couple lose foster ruling over views on homosexuality - Telegraph

Christian couple lose foster ruling over views on homosexuality - Telegraph


Judges suggest that this Unied Kingdom couple's views on sexual ethics might harm children. They were told by the UK's Equality and Human Rights Commission that their moral views might "infect" a child.

Apparently it is deemed just fine to "infect" a child with the immoral view that homosexuality is acceptable. Upholding Christian beliefs in the so-called "justices" view however is what is immoral.

It is the court system itself that is immoral in this case.

Click the link above to read the entire article.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama says he will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act | LifeSiteNews.com

Obama says he will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act | LifeSiteNews.com

It seems that Obama has decided he doesn't need the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of a federal law. He has decided that "parts of the Defense of Marriage Act are unconstitutional", and has decided that the Justice Department will no longer defend the act in court, but that it will be left up to individual states, groups, and organizations to defend it. Of course, Attorney General Eric Holder agrees with him wholeheartedly. 

Supposedly, Obama still "opposes" same sex marriage, yet White House press secretary Jay Carney today said that he is “grappling with the issue.”

I don't get it. Is this not the same administration who sued the state of Arizona for passing an Immigration Enforcement law (which is identical to the Federal Law by the way) that proposed to enforce illegal immigration laws which the federal government won't enforce?

So now, the administration wants the states and groups to go to court to enforce federal law which the administration will not enforce?

It seems this administration has a penchant for choosing what laws to enforce, and which ones to ignore. They seem to be leaning moreso to ignoring than enforcing federal laws

This is the same administration which in recent days, has weakened the rules protecting healthcare workers who object to abortion due to their religious and moral beliefs.

This administration has shown a complete lack of courage and willingness to enforce federal laws, and is intent on showing that there is no moral compass guiding this administration and the so-called justice department at all.

Pro-Kline report concealed for months

Be sure to read this article from The Topeka Capital-Journal about the Kansas state's disciplinary board for lawyers concealing a report finding no probable cause of ethics violations against the former Kansas Attorney General.

Breaking: Planned Parenthood, Tiller failed to report 164 cases of child statutory rape

Read this from Jill Stanek on the ethics trial to disbar former Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline for investigating the failure of Planned Parenthood and late-term abortionist George Tiller to report statutory rape cases involving 164 girls 14 years old and younger.

Breaking: Planned Parenthood, Tiller failed to report 164 cases of child statutory rape

Monday, February 14, 2011

Quotation: Pope Pius XI

Doing some research on pope's of the Church again, and I came across this pro-life quotation from Pope Pius XI who reigned as Pope from 1922 - 1939. Anyway, here is the quote:




"However we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled by the performance of her natural duty, there yet remains no sufficient reason for condoning the direct murder of the innocent."

-- Pope Pius XI

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Popes With The Longest and Shortest Reigns



Stuff I learned while researching other stuff.

I always do some research for the blogs, and occasionally I find something of interest (to me anyway) that I like to share with our readers. Below are lists of Popes of the Roman Catholic Church with the longest and the shortest reigns:

Popes with the longest reigns

The 10 longest-reigning popes whose reign lengths can be determined from contemporary historical data are the following:

1. Pius IX (1846–1878): 31 years, 7 months and 23 days (11,560 days)
2. John Paul II (1978–2005): 26 years, 5 months and 17 days (9,665 days)
3. Leo XIII (1878–1903): 25 years, 5 months and 1 day (9,281 days)
4. Pius VI (1775–1799): 24 years, 6 months and 15 days (8,962 days)
5. Adrian I (772–795): 23 years, 10 months and 25 days (8,729 days)
6. Pius VII (1800–1823): 23 years, 5 months and 7 days (8,560 days)
7. Alexander III (1159–1181): 21 years, 11 months and 24 days (8,029 days)
8. St. Sylvester I (314–335): 21 years, 11 months and 1 day (8,005 days)
9. St. Leo I (440–461): 21 years, 1 month, and 13 days. (7,713 days)
10. Urban VIII (1623–1644): 20 years, 11 months and 24 days (7,664 days)

Popes with the shortest reigns

This is a list of the 11 shortest-reigning popes:

1. Urban VII (15–27 September 1590): 13 days (died before coronation)
2. Boniface VI (April, 896): 16 days
3. Celestine IV (25 October – 10 November 1241): 17 days (died before consecration)
4. Theodore II (December 897): 20 days
5. Sisinnius (15 January – 4 February 708): 21 days
6. Marcellus II (9 April – 1 May 1555): 22 days
7. Damasus II (17 July – 9 August 1048): 24 days
8. Pius III (22 September – 18 October 1503): 27 days
9. Leo XI (1–27 April 1605): 27 days
10. Benedict V (22 May – 23 June 964): 33 days
11. John Paul I (26 August – 28 September 1978): 34 days

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for February 2011

 
 
Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for February is: "That all may respect the family and recognise it for its unmatched contribution to the advancement of society".

His mission intention is: "That Christian communities may witness to the presence of Christ in serving those who suffer from disease in those mission territories where the fight against disease is most urgent".

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