Social Issues & Action

“It’s a sight and sound so commonplace, Advent almost wouldn’t seem the same without it.

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“In so many of the stores we visit to do our Christmas shopping, we see the ever-present volunteers ringing bells soliciting donations for one of America’s best known charitable organizations: The Salvation Army.

“Many of us give what we can, moved by the spirit of the season to increase our charitable works.

“But there’s a catch. The Catholic Sistas blog reported last year that The Salvation Army’s position on abortion is not compatible with Catholic belief…

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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 deals with related issues that divide Catholics in America such as the demands of social justice, the role of unions, immigration, poverty, and the relationship between secularism and big government.

Gregg concludes that as a creative minority, limited government Catholics can help transform the wider movement to reground the United States upon the best insights of the American Experiment—and thereby save that Experiment itself.

Director of research at the Acton Institute, Gregg spoke recently with Giovanni Patriarca about the book.

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Save Syria, Church on it’s Knees Petition Drive

by Steve Ray on December 5, 2013

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 America is supporting the “rebels” who are not rebels at all but radical Muslim insurrectionists mainly from other countries like Iran. They are routinely kidnapping and slaughtering Christians. Just last week a convert full of nuns were all kidnapped. 

As a country to we should be defending the Christians and doing all we can right now to support President Assad who, though less than ideal as a leader, has always protected the Christians and maintained stability in Syria.

The work of Obama supported "rebels" in Syria

 ”Open Doors” writes: Thank you so much for all the support and prayer that you have given to Christians in Syria this year. 

You have made a real difference and our brothers and sisters in Syria regularly tell us how encouraged and uplifted they are by your prayers and the practical help of your generous gifts.

I was particularly touched by the story of Hana, from Damascus, who actively thinks of us all standing and praying alongside her whenever she is scared!

And there is one more way you can stand alongside her – the Save Syria petition will be presented to the UN next week and your name can still be counted in!

We have one more day to collect signatures: the deadline is this Friday.

I know we have asked you many times before but if you’ve been putting off signing the petition to the last moment, now’s your chance to sign.

We’re delighted and so thankful to God that over 282,000 people from more than 80 countries worldwide have now signed the petition in solidarity with the church in Syria. If you’ve yet to do so, please sign the petition before Friday: we’d love to present your signature on behalf of Christians next week!

Thank you again for all your support for the church in Syria.

Every blessing, Zoe  Campaigns Team

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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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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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What is Real Tolerance?

October 29, 2013

This video deserves a Million views. Watch it, like it, share it.  

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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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Immoral Silence regarding Slaughter of Christians Around the World

October 8, 2013

Janet and I have been to parts of the world where it is dangerous to be a Christian: India, southern Philippines, Muslim countries, China, Egypt and more. It is distressing that the free world is silent about this massive persecution of our brothers and sisters in Christ. I hope their plight is made known and [...]

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Want To Be A Rebel? I Do! My Kids and Grandkids Do Too!

July 17, 2013

“In the age of relativism, orthodoxy is the only possible rebellion left” (Peter Kreeft).   Count me in!!!  I’ve always been a rebel at heart!  My theory of child-rearing, which I have successfully done now with four great adult kids and eleven grandkids, it that we need to RAISE REBELS.  Want to be counter-cultural? Be an [...]

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In Light of the Zimmerman Acquittal – Self-Defense?

July 14, 2013

There will be many opinions and the discussion and wrangling will go on for quite a while, I suppose. Unhappily, this promises to further divide our country, especially along racial lines. However, I am not getting into that discussion here. Rather, it is important to understand the teaching of the Church on the matter of [...]

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The Ugly Truth of Racism in America: What the Zimmerman Trial is Again Revealing – link fixed

July 5, 2013

This article by Fred Reed entitled “Riots” is a sad but all to accurate read.  Watching the Zimmerman trial, I wonder whether we may not be in for big trouble. Racial hostility is much higher in the United States than it is allowed to appear. In the Twittersphere there is much traffic from blacks, saying [...]

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Imperial President Promises Christians: “I Won’t Make You Marry Gays”…

June 26, 2013

…he won’t MAKE us marry gays? Oh, how kind of his majesty. So considerate of his subjects, especially us misguided and intolerant Christians. Obama the merciful! But before you bow in thanks to his Royal Highness beware that his anti-Christian, anti-conservative minions in the IRS might just remove tax-exempt status for any group refusing to marry [...]

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Cardinal O’Malley Boycotts Boston College, Refuses to Do Traditional Commencement Speech (article in Walled Street Journal)

May 17, 2013

Ignoring U.S. bishops, the Catholic university will honor an abortion-rights supporter on Monday.  By ANNE HENDERSHOTT (moving to Franciscan University of Steubenville in the Fall) At Boston College’s commencement ceremony on Monday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley won’t be in attendance. The leader of the Boston archdiocese announced on May 10 that he would not deliver his traditional graduation benediction at the Catholic school [...]

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Dr. Benjamin Carson Teaches Obama about Economics, Democracy and Sanity

February 14, 2013

It was one of those talks that you sit up and say, “Wow, finally someone is speaking sensibly, someone who understands this country and our founding principles and morality! This guy should run for president!”  It would have been good if he was white, but it was even better that he is an incredibly articulate, [...]

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Obama’s New “Concessions” – Worthless

February 6, 2013

Obama mandate concessions useless Faith leaders blast Obama concessions Wesley J. Smith: Analysis of concessions Bishops prepared for prison over mandate

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Young People Grab the ProLife Baton and Run the Good Race

January 26, 2013

Marching for Life: We Are the Pro-Life Generation A Student’s View (and news you won’t hear in the deceitful liberal media that dominates America!) By Makena Clawson WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2013 (Zenit.org) – The giant and predominantly young crowd for the 2013 March for Life braved the cold and snow to protest Roe vs. Wade on [...]

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