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Dem Gov: Obama is "Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe Forward."

This is kinda' awesome in a cringeworthy way.

It's kinda' like that mother at the playground who goes on and on praising how brilliant her absolutely brilliant child is brilliant while you watch the kid try to eat his sneaker.

Weasel Zippers reports this delightful bit about Governor Jay Inslee saying that President Obama is "bending the arc of the moral universe forward."

To be honest, I don't technically know what the governor means with that new agey hippie blather but I love it.

He compared Obama's presidency to the moon landing because he's going to put limits on carbon pollution. Or something.

It's at least not besides the point to point out that Inslee is not up for re-election any time soon. That's obvious because all the Democrat elected officials who are up for re-election in the near future are staying as far away as they can from the Bender of the Arc of the Moral Universe guy.

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Police Stand By as Nutjob Steals Pro-Life Signs

This is the most bizarre thing I've seen in years.

The final shot says charges were eventually filed but you have to think the presence of video cameras there had something to do with that.

Ht The Blaze


My Blogging Frequency

Some of you may have noticed that my blogging has been sporadic and of a much lower volume these last months.

As you may know, I have a real job other than writing, principally because my children like to eat. These past few months I have been working on a project at work that has made free time a rare commodity.

Fortunately for me and unfortunately for you, my project is nearing its end and I suspect come August I will be able to resume normal operations. Not that any of this matters to anyone, but I wish to be clear that there are no other reasons, for the few people who asked me.

Anyway, it will be nice to be back.

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Jimmy Akin Gave Me Shout Out

Last Thursday on Catholic Answer's Live, when the topic of the Scalfari interview came up, Jimmy Akin gavea shout out to my article on the Lombardi 'clarification,' "What Did The Pope Just Say? Zero Things To Know And Share"

Thanks Jimmy!


Why Prophecy?

Over at the Register, I look at the question of private revelation and prophecy. If nobody is obligated to accept or believe in private revelation, why bother? I try to address that question.

*subhead*Why bother? Good reasons..*subhead*

Iraq Catholic Leader: Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan

With a mass exodus of Christians from Mosul in the face of threats, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako said that these Islamic militants are worse than Genghis Khan.

The Islamists are warning Christians that they must essentially convert or die.

"The heinous crime of the Islamic State was carried out not just against Christians, but against humanity," Sako told a special church service in east Baghdad where around 200 Muslims joined Christians in solidarity.

"How in the 21st century could people be forced from their houses just because they are Christian, or Shi'ite or Sunni or Yazidi?" he asked. "Christian families have been expelled from their houses and their valuables were stolen and ...their houses and property expropriated in the name of the Islamic State."

"This has never happened in Christian or Islamic history. Even Genghis Khan or Hulagu didn't do this," he said. Hulagu Khan led a Mongol army which sacked Baghdad in 1258, killing tens of thousand of people, destroying a caliphate which lasted nearly 600 years and leaving the city in ruins for centuries.
Prayers are needed. Pray for those fleeing for their lives. Pray for those threatened for standing up for being a follower of Christ. And pray that the world will wake up to the horrific slaughter.


Woman loses family on Both Malaysian Airline Disasters

This poor woman.

An Australian woman whose brother was killed when the Malaysia Airlines jetliner vanished over the Indian Ocean in March also lost her stepdaughter to the plane that was downed over Ukraine, it has emerged.
The Associated Press reported that Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it vanished in March. Mann found out Friday that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed along with 297 others on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
"It's just brought everyone, everything back," said Greg Burrows, Mann's brother. "It's just … ripped our guts again."

Prayers for her and all involved.
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Isn't it funny that a man who wishes to be called a woman by the media is immediately called a woman but pro-lifers still can't get the media to call them pro-lifers?

And practicing Catholics who publicly speak about the faith are labeled "controversial" while pro-abortion and pro same-sex marriage Catholics are labeled "devout."


The Homoheretics In Charge - Part Deux

Double the scandal - double the fun!!

Number one. From Radio Vaticana. "The Bishop of Trier, Stephan Ackermann, criticizes offers to "heal" homosexuality. There is no official church support for such initiatives, Ackermann said on Wednesday evening in Saarbr├╝cken....Ackermann expressed at the Lesbian and Gay Association (LSVD) Saar organized public discussion, attended by around 100 people took part. The two-hour meeting was the first of its kind in Germany."

A Bishop saying that the Church does not believe in 'healing' those who suffer from an intrinsic disorder which can be so destructive in the lives of people, seems at odds with Catholicism. That is not to say that all methods are created equally and that quackery should not be avoided, but if we love them we must help to heal them.

Number two. As if this wasn't bad enough, Radio Vaticana in their report on the Bishop's statement used this picture on the Vatican website..

Yes, this picture on the Vatican website.

After a hue and cry raised up, they changed the picture to one of the Bishop.  But that they felt comfortable putting up that picture tells you all you need to know about the zeitgeist in the Vatican.

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Welcome to Tim's Place

Came across this vid on Facebook. It is as cool as it is inspiring.

Welcome to Tim's place, a restaurant owned and operated by a man with Down Syndrome.