Monthly Archives: August 2008

The politics of colors

I think I’ve worked it out. On the first night of the Democrat Convention, the color palette was all blues.  The stage and trappings: all blues.  Michelle Obama, wife of the candidate, shows up in blue and speaks here piece. … Continue reading

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St. Monnica avoided alcoholism

From Serge Lancel’s Augustine, the best biography I know of the great Bishop of Hippo (p. 8 ff – emphases mine): Before devoting himself entirely to Mother Church, as he approached the age of forty, Augustine had had a concubine … Continue reading

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The Hill: GOP demands Pelosi apologize for mangling Catholic teaching

This article from The Hill was sent by a reader on The Hill: GOP demands Pelosi apology for abortion comments By Bob Cusack Posted: 08/27/08 01:24 PM [ET] DENVER — House Republicans are demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) apologize … Continue reading

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What Does Augustine Really Say? (What does Pelosi not understand?)

Catholic dissenter and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thinks she can use a 1500 year old sound bite from St. Augustine (+430) to confound the clear teaching of the Catholic Church on when human life begins. We need a … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 44: St. Monica dies, Augustine weeps; Pope Benedict greets American seminarians

Here is an Oldie PODCAzT about St. Monnica, whose feast is celebrated today in the post-Conciliar calendar. _______________________ Today we hear from our frequent guest, St. Augustine of Hippo who speaks to us about the death of his mother, St. … Continue reading

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BLOGGERS UNITE! Keep shaping the conversation on pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

For the last few days we have been focusing our attentions on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), VP candidate Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), et. al., and reopening the issue of Holy Communion for pro-abortion Catholic politicians. The Catholic blogosphere has been … Continue reading

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Exceptionally good article on the pro-abortion politician issue

This excellent piece from the gentlemanly Sandro Magister of Chiesa deserves your close attention. My emphases and comments. Obama’s Pick for Vice President Is Catholic. But the Bishops Deny Him Communion The reason is that Biden is a staunch abortion … Continue reading

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Newspaper of Archd. of SanFran on Speaker Pelosi

This is in the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s newspaper: Pelosi’s nationally aired abortion comments "disgraceful’, "incompetent", "incredible" USCCB corrects House Speaker’s views as "misleading" and outdated By Rick DelVecchio Catholic and conservative commentators reacted with outrage and disbelief to House … Continue reading

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Consider

Consider that the USCCB the Cardinal Archbishop of New YorkCardinal Archbishop of PhiladelphiaArchbishop of Washington DCArchbishop of Denver all issued statements to correct and redress the falsehoods about Catholic doctrine on the beginning of human life stated on network television … Continue reading

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Pelosi’s spokesman responds with more gobbledygook, quotes Augustine again

Speaker Pelosi is deep in it now. I am still looking for a link, but Amy reports that Brendan Daly, Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman issued a statement about her remarks on Meet The Press:     “The Speaker is the mother of … Continue reading

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For the chant jock in your life

Here is something just perfect to relieve the pressure of this day’s controversies. For the chant jock in your life This series and more available at The CantemusDomino Store. And when wearing this, be sure to have a coffee mug … Continue reading

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Politico: Pelosi a ‘religious heretic,’ says former GOP Rep

Here is something from Politico: August 26, 2008Categories: LeadershipPelosi a ‘religious heretic,’ says former GOP Rep. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is a “religious heretic” for suggesting that there is disagreement within the Catholic Church over the definition of conception, … Continue reading

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Opportunity

The ancient Greeks depicted Kairos, son of Zeus and the god of Opportunity, as as a young man with long hair streaming from his forehead but with shaved head behind.  The idea is that Opportunity can only be seized when … Continue reading

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FoxNews: reactions of bishops to Nancy Pelosi’s remarks

This is in from FoxNews: Archbishop of Washington Chides Pelosi; Denver Archbishop Warns Biden to Skip Communion by FOXNews.com Tuesday, August 26, 2008 By Bill Sammon Irked by pro-choice Democrats who tout their Catholicism, the archbishop of Washington is chiding … Continue reading

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Catholic House Republicans respond to Speaker Pelosi (D-CA)

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have reacted to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her remarks to Tom Brokaw on Meet The Press.  I got this from Ed Morrissey at Hot Air: Catholic House Republicans respond to Pelosi’s abortion … Continue reading

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