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Report: People’s Climate March Gets 4.5 Times as Much Network Attention as March for Life

This is priceless. Not surprising in the least. But still kind of worth an eyeroll. Or two.

MRC reports:

The Media Research Center Not only did the broadcast networks spent more time on the People’s Climate March, than the March for Life, they portrayed it positively, ignoring all the radicalism promoted by participants.

NBC “Nightly News,” ABC “World News Tonight” on Sept. 21 and CBS “This Morning” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sept. 22 gave a combined 3 minutes and 27 seconds to the climate march. That was four-and-a-half times the 46 seconds of stories that NBC and ABC evening news shows gave to the March for Life in January 2014.
But it's not just the coverage. It's the nature of the coverage. As we all know, there's no glow around the coverage of the March for Life.

But oh, when it comes to those climate protesters. They're awesome because of...science or something.

I love this quote from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who said of those evil climate deniers: “I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under.”

Oh if only there were though. If only there were. Maybe someday...


Streamlined Annulment Of Marriages or Jesus?

There is real danger in the decision, announced on Saturday some 7 weeks after the fact, Pope Francis has decided to establish a Special Commission for the study of the reform of the matrimonial processes in canon law, read annulments.

I explain why at The National Catholic Register.

*subhead*Danger Danger.*subhead*

Jesus Can Drive What He Wants But Not Me

I love this. Climate nuts at the Climate March holding this sign.

But as Weasel Zippers pointed out. This is how many of the protesters arrived at the march:


Pray Like a Cheerleader

The story begins in fairly typical fashion. But it ends differently that most.

A high school in Tennessee was told they were no longer allowed to have a prayer said over the loudspeaker at football games. You know that part of the story well. It looked like the usual cast of ACLU lawyers, scared administrators, and people too busy to care too much. But something different happened at Oneida High School in Tennessee, according to WBIR.

Some people cared.

Please continue reading at The National Catholic Register>>>


My Favorite Headline About Cardinal Burke

Wow. I love this headline about Cardinal Burke from International Business Daily.

Is Pope Francis 'To Demote' Anti-Divorce Reactionary Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke?
Anti-divorce reactionary? What? How did that happen? When did upholding Church teaching make you a reactionary?

Oh wait, that happened a long time ago.

It's amazing how quickly things change, isn't it?


You Can't Win!

*subhead*If You Strike Me Down...*subhead*

The Humiliation Of Cardinal Burke

If the rumors about Cardinal Burke are true, the Pope will enter the No Spin Zone.

See why I think so at the National Catholic Register.

*subhead*No Spin Zone.*subhead*

Re: Cardinal Dolan's Explanation

There are many things one could say about or focus upon in Cardinal Dolan's blog post ostensibly explaining his decision to be Grand Marshal of the gay identity promoting St. Patrick's day parade.

One could focus on the first paragraph in which he compares this crucial topic, that of defending Catholic doctrine in a world increasingly virulently hostile to it, to a meaningless discussion about which baseball player was better. This is all so much discussion about how many angels can dance on the end of a pin, don'tcha know?

Or one could focus how the Cardinal completely and disingenuously avoids any real discussion on the topic at hand by suggesting that acceptance of "Gay Identity" (read finding one's identity in sin) and promoting that identity is somehow not promoting sin even though everyone knows that is exactly what it does.

Or one could focus on the fact that a Cardinal Archbishop of New York cannot even say the word "creed" without apologizing for it..

One could focus on any one of those things. But I would like to focus on something else.

Here is the crux of the Cardinal's statement.

"I found their sensitivity wise, and publicly said so. If, in doing so, I have shown an insensitivity to you, I apologize."

If my sensitivity was insensitive to you, I apologize.

There are many things that could be said about that line. There are many things probably better left unsaid. But the thing I will say is this. Men, real men, do not speak like this.


The Banal and On the Spot, Spot

Cardinal Ratzinger famously called the revised liturgy "a banal on-the-spot product."

Rorate has a story that actually tells us the spot in the on-the-spot fabrication of a new liturgy and how Eucharistic Prayer II was composed in a Roman restaurant one evening.

The unbelievable scene is not unknown, it has been mentioned elsewhere before, but now confirmed in the published recollections of one of the two men involved: during the mad rush to have the Novus Ordo Missae (the New Mass of Paul VI) ready as soon as possible, the Consilium, the 1963-1970 organization charged with the upheaval and destruction of the Roman Rite under the guise of "reform" and under the control mostly of Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, had reached a new level of ignominy in composing a new "canon". The draft was so bad and dangerous that the new Eucharistic Prayer had to be rewritten in a hurry and at the last minute during a late-night meeting by two men in a Roman restaurant.

Read the whole thing...


Girl Forced to Remove "Virginity Rocks" T-Shirt in School

This is kind of ironic. Here's the lede:

A Fayetteville junior high made a teenager girl change T-shirts at school because they said it contained sexual content. She said it expressed her Christian beliefs.
Does a shirt that says "Virginity Rocks" contain "sexual content?" In fact, isn't it kinda' the exact opposite of that?

The 8th grader at Ramey Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas was called down to the office and told that the administration was worried her shirt would start sexual conversations in class. She said her vice principal told her, ‘I love the shirt, and I agree with it. But, I just don`t think it is acceptable for school. It opens up too many doors for conversations.’

Soooo, the Fayeteville school district is AGAINST conversations with middle schoolers about sex? Hmmm. Is that why in 2005, the school board voted to keep a sex education book called “It’s Perfectly Normal” on its library shelves despite full frontal nude drawings in it. It also shows adult cartoon characters naked and in bed together. One parent at the time reportedly said she felt the illustrations were too sexually explicit and that the book encouraged children to experiment with “both heterosexuality and homosexuality." Hundreds of parents signed a petition against the book but the school district said the book should stay.

Seems they like certain conversations and not so much other ones.

HT Weasel Zippers