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|"San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away"
I have read where Pope Francis is helping the homeless in Rome by installing showers for them. In San Francisco (Cathedral Catholic Church), they are giving the homeless unwanted "showers" -- they ...
|Another MSNBC failure
So last night MSNBC decided to run a live "Morning Joe" to replace Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow. I refuse to watch Morning (Republican) Joe, but I found this review helpful: Unless their intention ...
|Another Catholic bishop is p**sed off about marriage equality.
Marriage equality began yesterday in Miami-Dade county in Florida and as expected, a Catholic bishop threw a hissy fit about it. The bishop of Miami warned his employees that “All employees ...
|Thank you to my donor!
I'm sorry that this is just a short "thank you" diary, but I just received a gift of a subscription and I am so grateful! I did not know where else to put my "thank you card". Thank you to the ...
|"Incoming Nevada House speaker: ‘Simple minded darkies’ show ‘lack of gratitude’ to whites"
Oh Boy. The incoming Nevada House Speaker is really a piece of work. He trashes everyone! He composes his fine writing under a Confederate flag, to begin with. As the title of the diary shows, he ...
|"Catholic Church Argues It Doesn't Have to Show Up in Court Because Religious Freedom"
Well, here is a new one. A teacher took some time off because she was going for in vitro fertilization treatment. However, she was teaching in a Catholic school, and the Catholic Church is against ...
|Sandy Hook and the election.
I have a friend who did not bother voting in last week's election. I asked him why. He started talking about the slaughter of the children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He said that after that ...
|For the first time, I'm not going to see the election results on TV.
Normally, I would watch the election results on MSNBC. I have done so many times. I won't watch CNN, especially since they have been so pro-Republican these past few weeks. On MSNBC, I can watch ...
|"Vatican waters down 'welcome note' to gays"
Much has been written that the Vatican was changing its approach to homosexual persons at its Synod meeting. Some conservative bishops expressed displeasure with this new tone. Now, The Vatican ...
|Cable TV News is really, really bad.
So I get home and I want to see the latest on the situation in Iraq. I turn on the TV, and CNN is on. And the discussion is with the "expert" opinion of...Newt Gingrich. I turn to MSNBC. The "expert"
|I'm not proud of our government.
I just read two stories and both of them made me sick. First of all, President Obama signed the bill which gives Israel an additional $225 million dollars for their "dome". link Then I read an ...
|Separate Federal Appeals Court upholds subsidies
Well, here we go...to the Supreme Court ? Talking Points Memo reports that a separate appeals court (the 4th court) has "upheld Obamacare against a sweeping challenge to its federal subsidies on ...
|Yet another Catholic bishop bullies teachers
The Catholic bishop of Oakland wants teachers in his schools to fall in line. In their contract, teachers are now required to abide by the bishop's church teachings at all times--in other words, in ...
|Romney gives donation to McDonnell's defense fund
We all know that former Gov. McDonnell has been indicted on federal charges of bribery and fraud. Well, here comes Mitt Romney to the rescue! Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, ...
|Judge: ND abortion bill "invalid and unconstitutional"
North Dakota passed one of those "fetal heartbeat" laws last year: North Dakota's heartbeat measure was among four anti-abortion bills that Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law last year ...
|Again: gay vice-principal at Catholic school is fired for marriage
This seems to be happening at Catholic every week. A vice-principal at a Catholic school in the Seattle area was fired because it was discovered that he got married to his male partner last July. ...
|"The Catholics Still in Exile"
Pope Francis is to be given a lot of credit for his remarks on income inequality and his emphasis on the poor. His remarks on the value and importance on the virtue of mercy has touched many hearts ...
|"Pennsylvania Catholic school teacher fired for gay wedding"
A Pennsylvania teacher at a Catholic School as been fired for obtaining a marriage license so that he could wed his same-sex partner. This was a deliberate choice on his part. He knew that ...
|Martin Bashir resigns from MSNBC
This makes me very sad. Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC. From his email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving ...
|ACLU files lawsuit against Catholic hospitals
The ACLU has filed a law suit against the Catholic Conference of Catholic bishops in regard to health care given (or not given) to women in regard to their reproductive needs when these women go to ...
|Lara Logan to take leave of absence from CBS over Benghazi Report
I just saw this on Huffington Post: Lara Logan and her producer, Max McClellan, would be taking a leave of absence following an internal report on the news magazine's Oct. 27 Benghazi report. The ...
|"Supreme Court will take up controversial Obamacare provision on contraception"
NBC News is reporting that the Supreme Court will consider the provision in the ACA regarding contraception that some object to on the grounds of "religious freedom". link As far as I am concerned,
|Catholic bishop performs exorcism against marriage equality in IL.
As promised, the bishop of Springfield performed his exorcism after Gov. Quinn signed the bill to allow same-sex marriages in Illinois. Here is what the bishop "prayed": "I exorcise you, every ...
|Washington Post: "Harry Reid is set to go nuclear"
According to a new article in The Washington Post, Senate Leader Reid has had enough: With Senate Republicans blocking a third Obama nomination to the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, a ...
|Catholic bishops afraid to "undermine their alliance with the Republican Party"
According to an article on the website "Enlightened Catholicism", link, Catholic Bishops have said very little about economic justice because "many bishops fear that speaking loudly about economic ...
|Boehner "Hosts Supporters Of Russia’s Anti-Gay Law"
Speaker John Boehner provided space in the Capitol so that Russia's anti-gay hate group could meet. But then Boehner's spokesperson said this: Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said that providing ...
|Catholic bishop to conduct "gay marriage exorcism" in Illinois.
Next Wednesday, Gov. Quinn will sign into law the marriage equality bill that recently passed in Illinois. Right after that signing, a Catholic bishop will have his own response: Springfield ...
|"Typhoon Haiyan: gun culture of the Philippines hinders relief efforts "
I found an interesting article on The Telegraph (UK) that states that because of the sounds of gun fire "aid agency convoys need to wait for the army to restore a semblance of order before leaving ...
|"Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers"
I found this article on The National Memo about a speech given by Wendy Davis. Apparently, she dared to give her definition of what it means to be "pro-life": “I am pro-life,” she told a ...
|NSA eavesdropped on Vatican before election of Pope
The long arm (ear?) of the NSA continues to be revealed: Rome — US secret services allegedly eavesdropped on cardinals before the conclave in March to elect a new pope, Italian weekly magazine ...
|Sometimes MSNBC disgusts me.
I just turned off Alex Wagners's show on MSNBC ("Now"). I did so yesterday, too. Her intro yesterday and today was in regard to the problems with the website of the Affordable Care Act. Her intro ...
|It's basically over re: debt crisis (reports)
The latest: This is what I am seeing on Twitter and other news sites: More: Senate Majority Leader Reid, Senate Minority Leader McConnell will soon announce agreement to reopen the government - @...
|Something good comes out of the government shutdown!
A planned Ku Klux Klan rally at a historic landmark of American history won’t happen due to the federal government shutdown. The KKK were planning a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park ...
|AP: President would veto House bill
This just in from Associated Press: The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Republican legislation that would delay much of the president's health care overhaul for a year and ...
|Catholic bishop compares marriage equality to pornography.
Here we go again. I just saw this gem from the Catholic bishop in Minneapolis: “Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, and the denial of objective truth are ...
|Another Gay Catholic School Teacher in MN is let go.
The courage of gay teachers in Catholic schools inspires me. Another Catholic school teacher in Minnesota is let go, because she is in a same-sex relationship. The teacher said, “I tried to ...
|President to meet with LGBT activists in Russia
President Obama will meet with LGBT activists while he is in Russia, The White House reported. The meeting will happen on Friday and will include representatives from groups supporting human rights,
|North Dakota Nuts: Impeach Obama Rally!
Yesterday, a judge blocked implementation of new abortion restrictions in the state of North Dakota. Link to NY Times article. Now we hear that some North Dakota residents are planning a rally ...
|Zimmerman stopped for speeding, had gun in car.
This is a strange story from TMZ: Zimmerman was speeding in Forney, Texas on Sunday, just after noon, when he was stopped by police. Zimmerman told cops he was headed "nowhere in particular," and ...
|New: Juror: Zimmerman "got away with murder".
Yahoo! News just put up an article, as another juror has spoken about the Zimmerman murder trial, and it is incredible! The juror, a Puerto Rican woman, had just moved to Florida from Chicago. The ...
|News: Federal Judge blocks ND Abortion Law
I just saw this: BISMARCK — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fatal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into pregnancy. link ...
|President of Catholic school resigns to put his family first.
The president of a prominent Catholic School in Minnesota has resigned, as he has announced that he is in a same-sex relationship and has a family, and he wants to put his family first. This is a ...
|Catholic bishops are sad today.
I thought I would add to your "collection" of responses to today's Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality. The Catholic bishops call the rulings TRAGIC! “Today is a tragic day for marriage ...
|Great! Catholic bishop: gay man and a lesbian can get married!
Oh, the twisted logic. An archbishop in the Philippines has this to say: Archbishop Oscar Cruz, judicial vicar of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-National Appellate Matrimonial ...
|Catholic priest to pull Boy Scout troop from church because of the gays.
In the state of Washington, a Catholic priest is pulling the church's support for a boy scout troop because the scouts are now accepting gay young people into their ranks. And it gets worse: Fr. ...
|Catholic bishops continue their obsession with sex
The Catholic bishops are getting desperate, so now they say this: Before the Supreme Court rulings on two marriage equality cases expected in June, American Catholic Bishops are urging Catholics to ...
|Catholic Bishop's President hires Palin assistant as spokesperson.
This should go well: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has hired Kim Daniels as spokeswoman for the USCCB president, currently Cardinal Timothy Dolan, ...
|Pope supports Vatican report bashing USA nuns
Many of us were impressed by the tour of American nuns, the "nuns on the bus" this past year. The nuns toured parts of the country, meeting with people, especially the poor. Then Sister Simone ...
|Catholic Cardinal: gays entitled to "friendship", but nothing else
Happy Easter from Cardinal Dolan of New York! The good cardinal today on ABC said that gay people are entitled to "friendship", but not marriage: Asked about gay marriage in a week when the US ...
|The President "advising Tiger Woods on marriage and relationships"
The Fargo Forum today had a editorial about the fact that Congress took a "break" and President Obama went golfing with Tiger Woods with the sequestration issue on the table. Then the Forum says in ...
|My congressman was not honest with me.
My representative in the House of Representatives is Colin Peterson, a blue dog democrat. He was one of the few democrats that voted against the fiscal cliff legislation. I wrote to him and ...
|It's not "both sides": my LTE
Our local newspaper (Fargo Forum) once again blamed the lack of progress on issues in the 112th Congress on "both sides": the extremists in the House and the "liberal fringe in the Senate" (I don't ...
|Vatican newspaper: marriage equality is like communism
In yet another pathetic attempt to discredit marriage equality, an article in the Vatican newspaper equates marriage equality with communism. Historian Lucetta Scaraffia compared proponents of gay ...
|Catholic Church trolling kids' facebook pages
Yesterday, there was a good discussion on this site about a confirmation student who was denied confirmation because he posted on his facebook page that he supported marriage equality. Well, there ...
|AGAIN: Romney blames loss on "gifts to minorities"
Mr. Romney once again has shown his true colors by saying that Presidennt Obama offered "gifts" to minorities in order to win the election: In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his ...
|Bishops act like Republicans
Am I the only one who sees parallels between Catholic bishops and Republicans ? The bishops have their annual meeting and they come up with this : BALTIMORE — The nation’s Roman Catholic ...
|Another Romney failure: Orca
If you are into "geek", or if you just want to read more about how dumb the Romney campaign was, there is a good article about "Orca", the "killer app" of the Romney campaign that failed completely:
|Big loser in equality vote: catholic bishop
As you know, the people of Minnesota rejected a consitutional amendment to establish marriage as only between a man and a woman. It brings me great pleasure here in Minnesota that a big loser in the ...
|Another letter to the editor published!
Some here wondered why so many Minnesota newspapers (mostly weekly papers) have endorsed Mitt Romney. It is because these papers are owned by Forum Communications, which has always endorsed the ...
|Rachel Maddow: a swing and a miss
In the last part of her show, Rachel Maddow presented a story about the "real possibility" of a electoral college tie in the presidental election. I remember reading about that "real possibility" on ...
|It's starting: Obama widens lead in Michigan after debate
I realize this is not much of a diary, but I wanted to share the news. The Detroit Free Press Poll states: President Barack Obama’s improved performance in Tuesday’s debate with Republican ...
|Prediction markets: Obama "heavy favorite" to win
I found an interesting article on the PBS website, that was published yesterday. It talks about the "prediction markets" for the election: If you want a quick and meaningful rubric for ...
|update: letter to the editor: published
A couple of you asked me to give an update on this site if my letter to the editor was published. Well, today, it was published! Here is my letter: The Oct. 3 editorial in The Forum states that ...
|My letter to the editor today.
In our local newspaper today, the editors said that Romney can win tonight's debate "on policy". How stupid can you get ? I was not going to let them get away with that, so I just send them this ...
|update: my letter to the newspaper
First of all, I want to thank those of you who gave me some good suggestions and feedback in my letter to the editor/newspaper. As part of the context, I live in a conservative area so I had to be "...
|Boy Scouts affirm its bigotry
The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy to deny gay people membership, saying that it is "in the best interest of scouting". link to article here Let's see, teaching kids how to ...
|Taibbi: Romney is a "repugnant human being"
I just love reading Matt Taibbi when he writes about politics. On his blog, Taibii talks about Romney's two appearances before the NAACP and then his donors when he said that "they just want free ...
|need some feedback on my letter to the editor
Today a local bishop wrote a letter against marriage equality, and I want to respond. His letter reads, in part: And the real issue at hand is this: The church’s obligation to defend the truth ...
|Bishop talks to 5th graders about evil of marriage equality.
Do you remember the story of the 5th grade teacher in Minnesota who was asked to resign from her position in a Catholic school because of her private views on marriage ? Well, there is more to the ...
|What a joke: Vatican hires Fox News Adviser
This is incredible: The Vatican has hired a Fox News correspondent in Rome to help them with their "image": link to the article here The bishops in this country, and the Pope, just don't get it. ...
|Catholic diocese will take away worker's union rights
The Catholic diocese of St. Paul is ready to dissolve the worker's bargaining rights of those who work at its newspaper so that they can "integrate the workers into into its communications office" (...
|Shift in Minnesota re: marriage equality
A new poll in Minnesota has indicated that most people in Minnesota are against the proposed amendment to the state constitution that marriage be definned as a man and a woman: The Public Policy ...
|The Archbishop exposed: he lied
When Bishop Dolan ran the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, he offered abusive priests up to $20,000 each to leave the ministry. However, when asked about this arrangement earlier in time, he denied ever ...
|Catholic institutions sue Obama administration
Several catholic institutions filed lawsuits today against the Obama administration today because of the health care mandate. They are crying that their "religious freedom" is being violated. link ...
|Bishop: foundation can't give scholarship to gay student
Another Catholic bishop exposes his bigotry! Keaton Fuller of Iowa won the Matthew Shephard scholarship for his academic excellence and work fighting bigotry: Citing his scholastic achievement and ...
|Anti-abortion group traumatizes children on school bus
A group of young children were returning on a school bus to their school, and when the bus stopped at a red light, the children saw some graphic images that shook them up terribly. There was an anti-
|The War on Women in Mississippi Continues
The governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, recently defended his decision to sign the bill that would close the only abortion clinic in that state, and added that the Democrats "one mission in life ...
|Vatican crackdown on nuns for supporting Obama
The Vatican announced today that it is upset with American nuns for using materials that "do not promote church teaching", but this is a smoke screen because the Vatican says that they are upset ...
|This is my America
I just went for a short walk, and I saw three boys riding their bikes. They were eating candy, and laughing with big smiles on their faces. I found myself enjoying how care-free they were, and how ...
|Bishop nixes Ted Kennedy's widow
A Roman Catholic bishop in Massachusetts has said that Senator Ted Kennedy's widow cannot speak at a college graduation because of her views. A diocese spokesman says the bishop has followed ...
|Revealed: Komen pressured by Catholic Bishops to drop Planned Parenthood
Reuters has a news item that there has been a "complicated" relationship between Komen and the Catholic Church: Internal Komen documents reviewed by Reuters reveal the complicated relationship ...
|"Anonymous" takes down Vatican website
It looks like they are at it again! This is what Anonymous has to say about taking down the Vatican website: "Today, Anonymous has decided to put your site under siege in response to your doctrine,
|Cardinal: Marriage equality would be like slavery.
Well, here we go again. Cardinal O'Brien of Scotland vomited his hate speech by saying this: To allow the unions entered into by same-sex couples to be legally referred to as "marriage" rather than ...
|Archbishop: Be Against Gay Marriage or Shut Up.
A letter has been leaked from the Archbishop of Minneapolis-St.Paul to his priests about the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. The Bishop told his priests: It is my ...
|Catholic Cardinal compares gays to KKK
Cardinal George recently complained about the route of the gay pride parade in Chicago because it could "morph into the Klu Klux Klan"... Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of ...
|A reply from Senator Franken
I received a reply from my senator, Al Franken (D-MN) on the National Defense Authorization Act, and I thought I would share his reply with all of you: Thank you for contacting me ...
|A reply from Senator Franken
I received a reply from Senator Franken (D-MN), who is my representative. I appreciated his response, and I thoughty I would share it with you: Thank you for contacting me about the ...
|Obama takes the easy way out.
I just saw this quick note on the Washington Post site: ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — President Barack Obama’s spokesman is suggesting the president believes it’s up to New York and ...
|A good reply from Sen. Franken
I received a good reply from Senator Franken (D-MN) to my email, and he covers many issues in his response. I thought I would share it with all of you: Thank you for contacting me about ...
|A reply from Senator Franken
I did not know where to put this great e-mail that I received this morning from Senator Franken (D-MN), so I thought I would post it here. Thank you for contacting me about the Defense ...
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