Archives for November 2013

U.S. to downscale Vatican embassy

The following comes from a Nov. 23 column by Kathy Schiffer from Patheos.com. The United States is scaling back its diplomatic mission at the Vatican—making plans to close its Vatican Embassy headquarters, and instead conduct its operations in a smaller building within the walls of the U.S. Embassy to Italy. The Obama Administration cites “security concerns” following the … [Read more...]

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Fort Irwin backtracks on retreat for same-sex couple

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 story in the Army Times. After a married same-sex couple at Fort Irwin, Calif., claimed a chaplain banned them from an Army marriage enrichment program because of their sexual orientation, post officials said they were scrambling to accommodate the couple. Fort Irwin officials said Nov. 22 they are seeking a chaplain from … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court steps into homeschooling case

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 Christian Newswire release. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association's petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they homeschooled their … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood’s road to riches

  The following comes from a Nov. 21 story on the website of the Heritage Foundation. Taxpayer funding streams from Obamacare and mandates on insurers could provide increased funding and coverage for abortion providers. Through grants awarded for promotional efforts and new coverage requirements on insurers providing qualified plans, the health care law could benefit … [Read more...]

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ObamaCore

  The following comes from a Nov. 20 story by Anne Hendershott on Catholic World Report. The war over the Common Core—the new federal standards imposed upon public schools in 45 states as well as in more than 100 Catholic dioceses— escalated last week when a beleaguered Education Secretary Arne Duncan launched a personal attack on “white suburban moms who—all of … [Read more...]

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The CCHD, Wendy Davis, and the Obama connection

The following comes from a November 22 story by Rey Flores published by American Life League. On November 23 and 24, 2013, we will once again be hearing from a declining number of wayward priests and bishops across the country to contribute to the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development, more commonly known as the CCHD collection. Just the mere mention causes a … [Read more...]

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Pro-lifers could benefit from abolishing filibuster

The following comes from a Nov. 21 story on LifeNews.com. Democrats and abortion activists are gleefully cheering a vote Senate Democrats took today to abolish the filibuster. The immediate effect of the vote is that Senate Democrats can quickly approve pro-abortion nominees President Barack Obama has sent forward for lower courts. But, are there unintended … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Cordileone leads bishops against gay onslaught

The following comes from a Nov. 20 story in Catholic San Francisco. The Supreme Court’s ruling that rendered the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and the Senate’s passage Nov. 7 of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act put the legal defense of marriage “at a critical point in this country,” said the archbishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ subcommittee on the … [Read more...]

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Clergy in Rome to be cut

The following comes from a Nov. 19 story on the website of Catholic News Agency. At least 30 priests employed in Vatican departments may be removed from their posts and sent to dioceses in the following months, according to three different Vatican sources. “The Congregation for Clergy will be the first of the list,” a Vatican source familiar with the congregation told CNA … [Read more...]

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Would they label the Koran as fiction?

What do the Bible, The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costco. Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach made that shocking discovery last Friday as he was shopping for a present for his wife at a Costco in Simi Valley, Calif. “All the Bibles were labeled as fiction,” the pastor told me. “It seemed … [Read more...]

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