“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Although Aaron and Melissa Klein had no problem baking cakes for homosexuals, they could not support a request for a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, and thus, they have been bullied out of business. So much for their First Amendment rights.
Inasmuch as 1) considerable doubt exists as to the source and motive of the tragic chemical attack in Syria currently being promoted as a casus belli; and 2) President Assad has a longstanding record of relative religious tolerance; and 3) Assad’s ouster at the hands of Islamic extremists will most certainly result in the eradication of Christianity in Syria and the deaths of thousands of other Syrian innocents—if not worse—I urge you to contact your representative today, and share your concerns.
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24
“To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.” 1 Timothy 1:17
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.
Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
But of all Thy rich graces this grace, Lord, impart
Take the veil from our faces, the vile from our heart.
All laud we would render; O help us to see
’Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee,
And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.
I do not believe that giving in on gay marriage will buy good will or a respite of any kind for the Catholic Church. Militant secularism will not rest until there is not left one stone upon another where the Church now stands. That is the conclusion to be drawn from the Obama administration’s effort to force Church institutions to pay for abortifacient drugs as well as birth control—a dangerous action during an election year that bespeaks an ingrained fanaticism. The hatred for the Church that Jody Bottum chronicles in his essay will not be assuaged by concessions.
The statement recognizes the Russian law as an effort to protect the family, the fundamental group unit of society. The law is about protecting the “innocence of children” and the “rights of parents”, it reads.
The Russian Duma adopted the Law almost unanimously in the spring. It has sparked international debate about whether countries may curb the freedom of speech of individuals and groups in order to protect minors from information that could be harmful to their health and development.
Homosexual groups have condemned the law as “anti-gay”, even though homosexuality is legal in Russia.
Of Joseph Bottum’s controversial essay in Commonweal, A Catholic’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage, there is much to say, but I will limit myself to observing that in the growing climate of anti-Christian prejudice, vilification, and ostracization, Christians are bound to find themselves faced with daunting situations in which their character and their faith are tested. Not all will come up to the mark, fight the good fight or finish the race. On the other hand, not all who falter once, or even twice, will fail to finish the race. In truth, we have no idea of the degree to which we, ourselves, resemble the saints. We must keep forgiveness at our right hand.
Amen I say to thee, to day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shall deny me thrice. ~ Mark 14:30.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advising students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” The documents repeatedly cite the leftwing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource for identifying “hate groups.”
Are You an Extremist? (Quiz)
1. Do you value individual liberty, respect states’ rights, and speak often about how to make the world a better place?
2. Do you celebrate your freedom on the fourth of July, observe President’s Day, eat your hot dogs with ketchup, or have a reproduction of “Washington Crossing the Delaware” hanging on the wall in your study?
3. Do you applaud returning military veterans when you run into them at the airport?
4. Do you own a copy of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, or the Bible?
5. Would you happen to know anyone who does?
6. Are you now, or have you ever been, a little league baseball player?
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