Politics/United States

Obama Meets the Pope: the Spin Begins

by Steve Ray on March 27, 2014

By Phil Lawyer | March 27, 2014 2:07

Speaking to reporters after his meeting with Pope Francis, President Obama said that Church concerns about religious freedom and individual conscience were “not really a topic of conversation” during the exchange.

Sorry, but I can't help asking myself, "What is wrong with this picture? The Pope and the ... "

That’s funny. The Vatican summary of the discussion mentioned “questions of particular relevance for the Church, such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection..” Since the entire Vatican summary of the conversation encompassed just 98 words, that suggests that the Pope laid heavy emphasis on those questions. Maybe the President wasn’t listening carefully.

Obama did say that he spoke with the Holy Father about “the poor, the marginalized, those without opportunity, and growing inequality.” That sounds entirely plausible, doesn’t it? And yet here’s the interesting thing: The Vatican statement doesn’t mention any of those topics. Not a single word.

If the subject of economic inequality was the main topic of the conversation, why didn’t the Vatican even mention that subject? I can think of two possible explanations:

1) The people who prepared the official Vatican statement aren’t terribly enthusiastic about promoting the Pope’s agenda.

2) The people who prepared the official Vatican statement aren’t terribly enthusiastic about promoting someone else’s agenda.

Read CWN article HERE.

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Obama’s Incredible Pro-Life Video

by Steve Ray on January 26, 2014

I posted this in honor of all the dead babies who never got to take their first breath, hear their mother’s voice, receive a smile from a waiting world or to experience life. Roe vs. Wade is a travesty for our country. Obama explains it best in this video.

You’ll never believe he said it. President Obama is responsible for some of the most moving pro-life rhetoric I’ve heard.

Even though he is speaking about the slaughter of children in a school, with images of the unborn juxtaposed on the screen, it makes a powerful pro-life statement

Please watch this brilliant video from Blackstone Films. Like this post, share it, spread it far and wide. This video speaks truth to power so eloquently, juxtaposes the hypocrisy of our concern for our children against the ongoing promotion of their legal slaughter. Thanks to CatholicVote.org for sharing this.

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Green Eggs & Ham with a Political Twist

by Steve Ray on January 14, 2014

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Supreme Court Justice Delay’s Health Care Law’s Birth Control Mandate

December 31, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Only hours before the law was to take effect, a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday blocked implementation of part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control. Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s decision came after a flurry of [...]

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The Pope, Economics and His Recent Exhortation

December 18, 2013

My friend Fr. Chas Canoy, Chaplain of the Ann Arbor Michigan Legatus Chapter, recently wrote on the Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation . . . by Fr. Chas Canoy At a recent Legatus chapter event, we had some lively dinner conversation at our table concerning the pope’s view on economics. The question came up of some [...]

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Making the Case for Tea Party Catholics – recommended reading

December 12, 2013

ROME, December 11, 2013 (Zenit.org) – In his latest book Tea Party Catholic, Dr. Samuel Gregg develops a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America’s experiment in ordered liberty. He underscores the moral and economic benefits of business and markets, addresses the welfare state’s problems, and [...]

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Who Speaks for God on Morals? Many Choose their Church Like they Choose a Restaurant

December 11, 2013

We have a “church” near our house that is making it comfortable for anyone to join no matter who they are, what they believe or what they practice. They say it is our job to accept and love, to be nice, not to judge. Celebrate Diversity is a slogan of acceptance, multiculturalism, non-judgmental inclusion. Some [...]

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Mixed Reviews on How Great Mandela Really Was

December 10, 2013

While the world has it’s eyes on South Africa and the funeral of Nelson Mandela, his praises are being sung around the world. No doubt he was a huge figure on the world stage, was unjustly imprisoned and did some important things for South Africa, but his legacy is mixed. He was a huge pro-abortion [...]

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Christians Targeted by Rebels in Syria

December 8, 2013

DAMASCUS (AP) – Syrian Christians offered prayers Sunday for a group of more than a dozen nuns and orphanage workers held by rebels for nearly a week, fueling fears in the minority community that they are being targeted by extremists among the fighters seeking to oust President Bashar Assad. The seizure of the 12 Greek [...]

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Pope Francis On Poverty Warrants Scrutiny: Samuel Gregg

November 30, 2013

Pope Francis has released his first apostolic exhortation,Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). An apostolic exhortation …is published to encourage the faithful to live in a particular manner or to do something, e.g., post synodal documents offered to the church in summary of a previous synod and hoping the faithful will do something helpful for the [...]

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We Had a Health Plan We Liked

November 19, 2013

We had a great health insurance plan since 2009 and we liked it, but the cancellation letter told us it did not meet Obamacare (ACA) requirements. The new plans offered sterilization, abortifacients and other gravely sinful matter. We are switching to Medishare a Christian medical bill sharing organization. It’s not for everyone because they are stringent [...]

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Once Considered the Messiah, Obama Now A Joke Around the World

November 15, 2013

When Obama was first elected people in all the countries we visited thought he was going to change the world, solve problems, bring everyone together. Huge crowds cheered his as the Messiah. He was given the Noble Peace Prize. Everyone was optimistic. Liberals were in love! Now when we travel around the world it’s the [...]

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US Bishops Defiant

November 14, 2013

I am proud of our Bishops who today unanimously decided to issue a “Special Message” at the conclusion of their fall General Assembly in Baltimore. “Beginning in March 2012, in United for Religious Freedom, we identified three basic problems with the HHS mandate: it establishes a false architecture of religious liberty that excludes our ministries [...]

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Radical Muslim Rebels in Syria Torturing and Killing Christians – Graphic Pictures

November 13, 2013

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES: My Comments. This is just one of many instances of Christians being killed by the so-called “rebels” in Syria. I’ve read many accounts and have seen videos of whole villages of Christians being slaughtered. Isn’t it amazing that Pres. Obama is arming these Muslim rebels who end up killing the Christians. The [...]

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ObamaCare: It’s Not only about a Failed Website

October 31, 2013

From CatholicVote.org: (Steve Ray here: Our family had our health insurance cancelled two weeks ago. Obama lied to us all when he said we could keep our policies. Millions of families have had their policies cancelled. So this report by CatholicVote is important to understand for many reasons.) “A few days ago, Secretary Sebelius apologized [...]

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A Tea Party Catholic (Count Me In)

October 11, 2013

Catholic World Report just published an article entitled “What is a Tea Party Catholic?” I’d have say it is me. I think you’ll enjoy this interview with a brilliant Catholic theologian and philosopher. Hope you join the Tea Party sanity in contrast to the socialist insanity. read the whole article here. Excerpt from Samuel Gregg’s [...]

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