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Pope Benedict: Catholic Charities ‘required to follow Catholic principles’


Well, now, this is welcome news indeed. Pope Benedict XVI today set down a motu proprio letter addressed to Catholic charitable organizations in which he delineates certain rules to be followed. Hat-tip, New Advent and Whispers in the Loggia. Introduction “The Church’s deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of […]

Handing Out Condoms To Prevent Aids is Like Handing Out Bullet-less Guns to Stop Bank Robbery


Many thanks to Shane Vander Hart, a non-Catholic Christian, for his post pointing out some of the reasoning behind the Catholic Church’s opposition to condoms for AIDS prevention Caffeinated Thoughts: And here we have a clash of worldviews.  Emba used an illustration by moral philosopher Janet Smith to illustrate how the Catholic Church’s (among others) […]

The Supreme Court May Rule That Catholicism is Illegal

The great hall of the Supreme Court building

The headline at CBS News reads, Will the Supreme Court Weigh In on Same-Sex Marriage? It should read that the Supreme Court may rule that Catholicism is illegal. If the Supreme Court does weigh in on the issue, and if it rules that same-sex “marriage” is a “right,” then it would, by attrition, be ruling […]

The Tick That Bit Me

The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi

Regular readers know that I used to be much more prolific at writing than I have been lately. You know I used to write for other websites and that I did a radio show. There will be no more writing for others, and probably not any more radio either, because my level of function is […]

It’s Like No One Knows What a Conservative Is Anymore


This is more evidence of the problem with the Republican Party. It’s like no one knows what a conservative is anymore. Look at this tweet. It’s misleading. Conservative = support and tolerance of individual liberties. “Social Conservative” = Michelle Bachmann, Tony Perkins, Rick Santorum, etc. — Luke Londo (@llondo) November 30, 2012   All conservatives […]

The Tip Jar is Empty – Please Hit the Tip Jar


This post is not for Kenneth, my one monthly contributor. (Yes, one.) Thanks, Kenneth. For everyone else, the tip jar is empty. Regular readers know that I am a disabled single mom of four who does not receive welfare, disability assistance, Medicaid, food stamps, etc. Now and then, we do go to the local food […]

VIDEO: Santorum Press Conference to Oppose CRPD


  Patriot Voices co-founder Rick Santorum, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Michael Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association held a press conference on November 26, 2012 to voice their opposition to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Video below. Please contact your U.S. Senator and ask him to […]