Why Sotomayor is key to Obama’s abortion agenda

July 21, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Headlines, Politics

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Why is Sotomayer important to President Obama? She is Catholic. Of the nine Supreme Court Justices, currently five are Catholic. These five tip the court toward a pro-life consensus (the Catholic exception might be Anthony Kennedy).

By choosing Sotomayer, Obama accomplishes two things. First, he secures another pro-choice advocate in the Supreme Court. Second, he makes it impossible for another Catholic to be appointed to the Supreme Court in the future since this appointment would yield six Catholics among the nine Justices.

A future conservative president would be fried if he attempted to appoint an eighth Catholic (pro-life) justice.

Here’s the religious breakdown of the current Supreme Court:

John Roberts Catholic
Stephen G. Breyer Jewish
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jewish
Anthony M. Kennedy Catholic
Antonin Scalia Catholic
David H. Souter Episcopalian
John Paul Stevens Protestant
Clarence Thomas Catholic
Samuel Alito Catholic

               

Become Pope Benedict’s Friend on Facebook

May 22, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines

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Barack Obama successfully courted young people through the internet – blogs, twitter, timed texts, and Facebook. Now the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Vicar of Christ on earth, Pope Benedict XVI, will follow suit by joining up on Facebook with his application ‘Pope2You’. The app will link followers to his YouTube channel (launched last year). There is also a related app for the iPhone.

Log in to Facebook and check it out.

               

Archbishop of New York City reaches out to Hispanic population

April 17, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

The new Catholic archbishop of New York City Timothy Dolan has recently noted that New York is increasingly Spanish speaking. He has committed himself to shepherding and evanglizing the Hispanic/Latino population that has tended to gravitate toward Pentecostal and Evangelical expressions of Christianity.

               

Only 46% of American Christians belive that Jesus didn’t sin

April 16, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines


A new Barna study reveals that most American Christians don’t hold to some of the basic tenets of historic Christianity.

Only 35% believed that Satan is a living being rather than a mere symbol of evil. 8% were unsure.

Fifty-eight percent agreed with the statement that the Holy Spirit is “a symbol of God’s power or presence but is not a living entity.”

This question is not a good one because traditional orthodox speaks of the Holy Spirit as a “Person” and not as an “entity”. I imagine that many were confused.

The real zinger is that 22% believed that Christ sinned while one earth! 17% agreed somewhat. This demonstrates a true failure in American congregations to communicate the biblical faith.

               

Has Pastor Rick Warren caved to liberals?

April 10, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

There’s a new article from Life Site News suggesting that Pastor Rick Warren has caved to liberals on the issue of same-sex unions. I’m not fully convinced that this is the case, but he does seem to be growing soft with respect to key issues facing Christians in America.

Full story from Life Site on Rick Warren.

               

Denzel Washington’s charity and patriotism

April 1, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

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Don’t  know  whether  you  heard  about this
but  Denzel  Washington  and  his family visited
the  troops at Brook Army Medical Center ,  in
San  Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This
is where soldiers who have been  evacuated from
Germany  come to be hospitalized in the United
States, especially burn  victims There are some
buildings there called  Fisher  Houses.  The Fisher
House is a Hotel where soldiers’ families can stay,
for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying
on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled
most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave
him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build.
He took his cheque book out and wrote a cheque for the full amount right there
on the spot. The soldiers  overseas were amazed to hear
this story and want to get the  word out to the American
public, because it warmed their hearts  to hear it

Why do:
Britney Spears
Madonna

Tom  Cruise

and other Hollywood fluff make front page news with their ridiculous
antics and Denzel
Washington’s charity
doesn’t even make page 3 in the Metro  section of
any newspaper except the local newspaper in  San
Antonio.

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Hilary Clinton and Our Lady of Guadalupe (”Who painted it?”)

March 30, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Headlines, Politics

This story proves that even with all their prepping, high level politicians can still be out of touch with religion.

From CNA:

.- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image.

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack of decay.

Read full story from CNA.

Hat tip to Matthew Mehan.

               

Connecticut’s Homosexuals take aim at the Catholic Church

March 9, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines

On March 5 the Connecticut State Legislature Judiciary Committee which is jointly chaired by Senator Andrew McDonald and Representative Michael Lawlor launched a direct attack on the Roman Catholic Churches in their state. The assault came in the form of a bill that would force Connecticut Catholic Bishops to relinquish control of their parishes and turn them over to a committee of lay parishioners. The view of the Diocese of Bridgeport is that this move “directly attacks the Roman Catholic Church and our Faith.”

Full story from Dr. Collins at Collins Report.

Hat tip to Sean D.

               

North Dakota passes anti-abortion bill

February 18, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Headlines

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Great news folks. North Dakota’s House of Representatives passed a bill 51 to 41 declaring that an embryo possesses human rights from the moment of conception. This is an important development because it  challenges the legal assumption of when life begins. Where will this go? Stay tuned for more information.

Read more about North Dakota’s bill from North Dakota’s KXnet.com.

               

The GOP’s Man of Steele – Michael Steele

February 4, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Headlines, Politics

Great news! Michael Steele is the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee.  Steele is a solid Catholic who spent a number of years in the seminary. I once heard him speak at a mens’ leadership breakfast in Washington, DC. Standing ovation. He’s funny, smart, and deep.

This is a healthy change for the down-and-out GOP.

               

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