Wednesday, April 30, 2014

STOP SB 212 - The Bathroom Bill

Tired of letting the liberal politicians in Annapolis decide for you?  Were you steamed up about the passing of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act aka The Bathroom Bill.

Here is your chance to help get it on the ballot this November and let the people of Maryland decide:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Former CEO of St. Luke's Institute Found Guilty of Fraud and heading to Jail...but not from St. Luke's

The one-time top-ranking priest in the Diocese of Manchester, the Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Arsenault III, was sentenced to four years in New Hampshire State Prison Wednesday by a judge who urged him to do good in prison.
In 2009, Arsenault took a $170,000-a-year position as CEO of St. Luke’s, a rehab center in Silver Spring, Md., that became known for treating priests who had sexually abused children. The center deals primarily with priests, nuns and brothers who have a range of other issues, such as depression, anxiety and addictive behaviors. St. Luke’s conducted an internal investigation and found no evidence of fraud while Arsenault was there.

For more information, please go to Feb 2014 story by the Religious News Service  and the April 24, 2014 story by the New Hampshire Union Leader. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

True Marriage and Support of Non-Public Schools does not matter to Justice and Advocacy Council of Montgomery County

It seems that the the Justice and Advocacy Council of Montgomery County will hold a forum with four candidates who are running for MoCo Exec on Wednesday, April 23rd.

They plan on covering the following topics:

Questions will focus on:
1) budget competition for scarce resources;
2) vision for regional cooperation and displacement due to Purple Line;
3) affordable housing;
4) workforce issues;

5)funding for mental health.

But no where do I see questions about ensuring regulation of abortion clinics?  How about support for True Marriage?  An ending to harassment of pro-life clinics? How about tax credits or funding for non-public schools?  

I mean, can't Msgr. John Enzler, President and CEO of Catholic Charities/DC and the Council get the answers to the budget, affordable housing, funding for mental health at other forums.  

Seems they don't want to really ask the hard questions regarding how their policies fit with the Catholic faith.  

They might as well advocate the voting for these clowns and stop wasting time and resources.  No wonder why Catholics are not respected by politicians. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Typical Liberal Hypocracy

According to CNS:  
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, reported an adjusted gross income of $407,009 in 2013, from which they contributed 5% to charity, or a total of $20,523, according to their 2013 income tax return, which was released by the White House on Friday.

Among that charity-total — $20,523 – a sum of $15,300 was royalties earned from Jill Biden’s 2012 children’s book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops. Excluding those book royalties, the Bidens’ charitable contributions of $5,223 equaled 1.2% of their income.

This is an increase, as he usually gives 0.2%.   

For a man who talks a great deal about compassion, you would think that the would be donating more.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Legion of Christ North American Director from Maryland

Maryland-born priest Father John Connor, L.C., has been named the head of the Legion of Christ’s territory of North America.

Fr. Connor was born on Feb. 15, 1968, in Severna Park, Md, the Legion of Christ website says. He entered the Legion of Christ’s novitiate in September 1991 in Roetgen, Germany. He was ordained a priest in January 2001 in Rome. He has a degree in business administration from Maryland’s Loyola University.

For the full story, go to:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Should US Catholics Continue to Donate for Free Healthcare?

The Catholic Standard, in this week's edition, contains an article focusing on those honored during the Rose Mass.  The Rose Mass is the opportunity to pray for and thank, all of those who are involved in the health care field.  After the Rose Mass, a number of those in the medical field were honored for their work at the Spanish Center.

With the passage of the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) or Obamacare, and the ability of ANYONE who wants insurance (including illegal aliens, prisoners, etc.), do we still need to maintain FREE (or at minimal cost) health care clinics funded by Catholic donations.  Remember, the USCCB and the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) supported AHA.

So, my question is:  Why are we (Catholics) continuing to support free healthcare provide by the Catholic Church?  Should we take those $$ and use it to fund education or other activities?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The scandal that is eating the heart out of the Catholic Church in America

Today we have a guest blogger, a native of the Archdiocese of Washington, Fr.  Vincent Fitzpatrick.  Fr. Vincent is a retired priest of the Diocese of Fargo.

Here is the text of Canon 915: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

Several American bishops have made statements to the effect that a bishop must exercise “discretion” regarding whether to “impose the penalty” of denial of Communion. Among them: Chaput, Dolan, O’Malley, and Wuerl.

All bishops who refuse to “impose the penalty” are participating in a lie. Namely, that denial of Communion is a penalty.

Denial of Communion is NOT a penalty.

To read his thoughts in the entirety, please click here:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014