Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our Pilgrims All Arrive in Athens!

by Steve Ray on March 4, 2009

Everyone arrived safely and in good spirits. Our escorts did a great job shepherding them along the way. Everything was organized, smooth and we had a good Greek dinner. After that many stayed up for Mass though some were too exhausted. Tomorrow we start out at 9:00 AM for Corinth to have an outdoor Mass and to study the ancient city to which Paul wrote three epistles. You thought he only wrote to letters to the Corinthians, correct? Well he actually wrote three! Check out 1 Cor. 5:9! Hopefully the internet will work on the ship tomorrow night (we are in the Divani Caravel Hotel tonight) and I will have time.


Pro-abort Governor to Head HHS

by Steve Ray on March 4, 2009

87Pro-abortion Catholic to head Health & Human Services?
Obama taps Gov. Sebelius for cabinet post

President Barack Obama yesterday nominated Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a pro-abortion Catholic governor who has been told by her bishop not to present herself for communion, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.

Obama taps pro-abortion Catholic for key Cabinet post
President Barack Obama has named Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius–a Catholic who has aggressively promoted legal abortion– to head the federal Deparment of Health and Human Services. Her selection stirred immediate protests from pro-life leaders, who vowed to fight the nomination. Last year Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City said that Governor Kathleen Sebelius should not receive Communion because of her support for legal abortion. The archbishop revealed that he had spoken to Sebelius “several times over many months to discuss with her the grave spiritual and moral consequences of her public actions;” he said that her support for unrestricted abortion sent a “spiritually lethal message” to the public. Obama chose Sebelius after another pro-abortion Catholic, former Senator Tom Daschle, withdrew from consideration for the same post because of revelations that he had failed to pay income taxes.