Friday, October 29, 2010

This Week's Headlines

As another week comes to an end, this is your chance to top off your glass with a final helping of news, current events, and just plain interesting stuff that may not have made into the mainstream media. A chance to linger for a few more moments before we close the door on the week. Below are some links to articles, blogs, and miscellaneous happenings that caught my eye over the past few days. Sample what you like - I'll serve up more next Friday...

Multiculturalism: Political Correctness Run Amok - "There is, indeed, a clash of civilizations in play, and it is only a matter of time before the problems plaguing Germany and France manifest themselves in cities and towns across America."

Politics 101: Principles First - "[In] acting politically, Catholics should not be blinded by personal attractiveness, slogans or self-interest; they should first examine matters of principle. Indeed, to avoid socio-political disaster, we must first restrict our choices to the persons and policies which reflect the correct principles.

Catholic Voters Get Guidance from Rome - Catholics "are bound in conscience to vote for political candidates who oppose aborting babies, embryonic stem cell experiments, euthanasia and so-called homosexual 'marriage.""
Dangerous Election-Year Demagoguery on Trade - "Here are the economic reasons why trade is preferable to protectionism..."

Revisiting the Question: How Much Time Does the U. S. Have? - "[W]e must vigorously resist the misguided and increasingly virulent efforts of those who would seek to have us reject the faith and morals that once made us a great nation."

What I Saw in the Chapel - "Surely I’d encountered Church teaching on the Eucharist before that moment. But it wasn’t until I saw fifteen otherwise sane, intelligent and delightful people bowing down before a monstrance that I grasped the full significance of that teaching, and it rocked me to the core."

Top Ten Ways to Have a Catholic Halloween - "Even some Catholics are concerned that Halloween has become "evil." Well, here are ten ways to keep good ol' Halloween fun and sacred." 

Catholic Anglicans: don't be taken in by this incoherent scheme to undermine the Ordinariate - "The crucial issue is the ministry of the Pope himself, as the successor of St Peter."

The Tea Party and Catholic Social Doctrine - "I think Pope John Paul II articulated some of the basic concerns of numerous Americans, including many Tea Party folks, when he wrote of the proper relationship between State and citizen, a relationship that has become a matter of grave concern as the federal government continues to vastly expand its economic and political powers."

Just another step in the tyrannical pursuit... - "A civil rights complaint has been filed against a woman in Grand Rapids, Mich., who posted an advertisement...[that] "expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate."

"How he wished to go":priest dies while celebrating mass - "The exact moment of his death occurred during the Institution prayers of the Mass or the "consecration" of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus."

The Catholic Church in the Obama Era - "President Obama, elected with 54 percent of the Catholic vote, is substituting for the free economy and limited government a centralized command system along Marxist lines of potentially unlimited power without regard to the Constitution and the will of the American people."

Why I Won’t Donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation - "Until they take a stand for women by financing more research into the CAUSE of the breast cancer epidemic and disassociate themselves from Planned Parenthood and any other anti-woman association, they will get none of my money."

Conversion - "...Catholics believe—or should believe—that the Catholic Church is not a "denomination". That language is essentially Protestant; it is not used, or should not be used, by Catholics (or Orthodox, for that matter). It implies an equality in ecclessial identity that the Catholic Church does not teach."


  1. Thanks...Come back every Friday and I'll have more.

    If anyone would like to add their own links to news articles or interesting stories from the week just put a link in the comments section. (Of course, I'll reserve the right to edit those links for content. ;) )