Friday, December 25, 2009

Verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis! Merry Christmas, everyone!

"Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.
And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."-Luke 2: 10-12

"For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace."-Isaiah 9:5

"Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!"

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kathleen Sebelius exposes Casey's "Compromise"

Exams for me are over.  They went well, except for one which was a disaster of epic proportions, but, this past semester is finally over, which means I will have plenty of time to read and comment on the goings-on of the world.

So, to the point...

Kathleen Sebelius did an interview with the blog "BlogHer" in which she bragged that Senator Casey's abortion "compromise" is really just an accounting trick that will still push Americans into funding abortions they oppose.

Here's the video:

Yup. She said:

I would say that the Senate language, which was negotiated by Senators Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray, who are very strong defenders of women’s health services and choices for women, take a big step forward from where the House left it with the Stupak amendment, and I think do a good job making sure there are choices for women, making sure there are going to be some plan options, and making sure that while public funds aren’t used, we are not isolating, discriminating against, or invading the privacy rights of women. That would be an accounting procedure, but everybody in the exchange would do the same thing, whether you’re male or female, whether you’re 75 or 25, you would all set aside a portion of your premium that would go into a fund, and it would not be earmarked for anything, it would be a separate account that everyone in the exchange would pay.

Got that? Many Americans would still be effectively forced to pay for abortion access.

The Senate is unlikely to stop its version of the bill at this point, but then healthcare reform will go into
conferencing and this whole abortion issue will be rehashed. Make sure to contact your senators and 
reps to tell them where you stand on this critical issue.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Discussions" in the campus newspaper

So, this piece of tripe was printed in the Johns Hopkins University News-Letter attacking the Church and the Stupak Amendment:

(If you're only going to read one, read the response ;))

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Stuff Coming

I will definitely have some new stuff up in the next few days.  There's a lot of stuff I want to talk about, including a "debate" of sorts I've been having on campus, a discussion of justice in war in Afghanistan, and comments on the current state of dialogue on liturgical issues in the Church.