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Daily Archives: 26 August 2008
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abortion comments "disgraceful’, "incompetent", "incredible" USCCB corrects House Speaker’s views as "misleading" and outdated By Rick DelVecchio Catholic and conservative commentators reacted with outrage and disbelief to House … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
What do the American bishops have to say as a body about Speak Pelosi’s remarks? Bishops respond to House Speaker Pelosi’s misrepresentation of Church teaching against abortion WASHINGTON–Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, … Read More
His Excellency Donald W. Wuerl responds to Speaker Pelosi: Archbishop Wuerl on the Church’s Constant Teaching on Abortion August 25, 2008 The following statement is from Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl: On Meet the Press this past Sunday, August 23, … Read More
His Eminence Edward Card. Egan of New York has issued a press release in response to Speak Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) remarks on Meet The Press last Sunday. Let’s look with my emphases and comments. Statement on Remarks by Speaker Pelosi … Read More
In your handy copy of the 2004 Martyrologium Romanum you find that today is the … well… read it yourself: 1. Commemoratio sancti Melchisedech, regis Salem et sacerdotis Dei Altissimi, qui Abraham benedicens salutavit a victoria regressum, Domino sanctum sacrificum, … Read More