Friday, August 5, 2011

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...
A Dictatorship of Sentimentalism - "I wonder if the dictatorship of relativism would be so comfortably entrenched within our society, were it not resting upon a bed of snuggly sentimentalism weaved through prosperity and mindless ingratitude."

The Good Samaritan Didn’t Use a Government Credit Card - "...our duty as people of faith is to advocate for just policies that advance human thriving. We believe this means advancing liberty and opportunity through a culture of free enterprise."
Obama administration approves no-cost birth control, including ‘morning after’ pill - "Pro-lifers are horrified at the announcement Monday that the Obama administration has approved a recommendation from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to guarantee full health insurance coverage for birth control, including the so-called “morning-after” pill, under the Affordable Care Act."

Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say - "The U.S. bishops spoke out on August 1 against federal rules requiring nearly all new health plans, including those of most religious agencies, to cover all government-approved methods of contraception as well as surgical sterilization."

The Contraceptive Gateway to AIDS - "Statistics gathered over the past 20 years reveal a parallel between an increase in contraceptive drug use and an increase in HIV-1 infections in women. Several epidemiological studies over the same period also seem to demonstrate a link."
What Would Orwell Say? - "It’s a terrible spectacle — watching your own government lie, while claiming that it’s for the good of the citizenry."

Being a Christian Ain't What It Used to Be - "The Left couldn’t find the Christian jihadist that they have been searching for. So they invented him."
The Importance of the Eucharistic Prayer - "The simple fact is that while some people come to mass mainly for the homily, and others for communion, in reality we come fundamentally for the Eucharistic prayer."

What Every Catholic Needs to Know about witnessing your faith at work - "...our Lord has commanded each of his followers to share their faith with others, and this command doesn’t exclude our co-workers. We, therefore, must navigate the dangers of workplace evangelization in order to bring the saving message of Jesus Christ to those people whom God has placed in our lives."

If the Protestant canon were always true... - "...why wasn’t there an uproar when Augustine changed it?"

Catholic bloggers, this one's for you! - "Fellow Catholic bloggers: If you have ever thought of giving up your blog in frustration, there are some pretty important people who think you should keep going."

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