Tuesday, December 16, 2014

D.C. council eliminates religious schools’ protection from gay discrimination suits

A vote December 2 by the Washington, D.C., City Council could compel private religious schools and universities in the nation’s capital to allow groups that oppose the schools’ moral values access to their campuses, programs, and funds.

The council voted to eliminate faith-based schools’ 25-year-old legal protections from discrimination lawsuits as part of a “human rights amendment.” Barring an act of Congress, D.C.’s religious schools will likely have to go against their religious values when it comes to permitting use to their campuses or programs.

The city’s rules hold that it’s “unlawful discriminatory practice” to limit any use of facilities, services, or programs based on “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.” With the religious exemption, Washington D.C. religious schools had been able to restrict finances, amenities and approval from individuals and groups “organized for, or engaged in, promoting, encouraging, or condoning any homosexual act, lifestyle, orientation, or belief.”

For the complete story, go to:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/d.c.-council-eliminates-religious-schools-protection-from-gay-discriminatio

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Death of Bishop Leonard Oliver

Statement from the Archdiocese of Washington:

http://www.adw.org/2014/11/20/statement-on-the-death-of-bishop-leonard-james-olivier/


And over at Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Olivier


V. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
R. Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fr. Dan Leary on "Jesus, the Gift of the Father"

Sent to me by a reader.  If you have not heard Fr. Dan preach, then you are missing out on what a friend calls "a powerful preacher."

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“Jesus, the Gift of the Father,” an evening of reflection with Fr. Dan Leary, Tuesday November 18, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at St. Andrew the Apostle Church (11600 Kemp Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD). The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and confession will be available with light refreshments to follow.  For more information contact Maris Moriarty @ moriartym@adw.org.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary and THANK YOU!!!

On Nov. 8, 2007 I lauched this blog.

It has been seven years and over 1300 postings.

I did not think that I would have continued for so long but I have.

All I can say is:  THANK YOU!

Thank you for reading.

Thank you for writing.

Thank you for your prayers.

Hopefully, I can do this for at least another seven.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Maryland Catholic Conference: Supporting the Destruction of the Constitution and a Despot?

With the Republican Party taking over the Senate, winning additional seats in the House of Representatives, as well as, the Governorship of Maryland (and other states), Obama (does not deserve the title of the President of the United States, as he vacilates between Tyrant and President of a Banana Republic) has decided to take Executive Action on illegal aliens.

If the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) decides to support this action, then I am condeming them as supporters of the destruction of the Constitution and of a TYRANT.

Yes, you read it correct:  The Maryland Catholic Conference is willing to destroy the powers enumerated in the Constitution and support a Tyrant, for a policy which most Americans (and I bet most Catholics) do not support.

The MCC is out of touch, a failure and needs to be disbanded.

Do you agree?


PS:  If the Maryland Catholic Conference wishes to respond to this, I will publish their reply in full.  I won't ban them, as they have done to me, on Facebook.