Friday, November 6, 2009

Jewish Boy Becomes Jesuit Priest in Jerusalem

by Steve Ray on November 6, 2009

From Jerusalem: How does a Jewish boy’s friendship with a 90-year old Russian Orthodox nun, who happened to be a princess, lead the youth to become a Catholic — and eventually a Jesuit priest who is now serving Hebrew Catholics in Jerusalem?

Read the interview with Israeli Priest, Fr. David Mark Neuhaus here.


Congress is Poised to Pass Abortion …

by Steve Ray on November 6, 2009

UPDATE: Due to the huge rebellion of pro-life Americans and many pro-life congressmen, the abortion provision was overridden in the bill — but I suspect the Democrats will eventually get it if we let down our guard.

… as part of the Health Care bill tomorrow. What utter disregard for the majority of people who absolutely oppose abortion as being a “medical remedy” as though pregnancy is some kind of disease. I fear for our country.

I have two idiots for senators in my state of Michigan (Stabenow and Levin) ; and an calloused old fool for a congressman (Dingell, who IS as his name sounds). It is a waste of time for me to write and cajole them since they are blind and deaf #$%&@ socialists. But many of you have senators and members of Congress who still have a conscience and a shred of sanity. Do what you can!

For more about abortion in the Health Care bill poised to be past on Saturday, see Zenit article here.

Pro-lifers battle Pelosi as health-care reform faces critical test
With the US House of Representatives scheduled to vote on November 7 on a proposed health-care reform bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is struggling to rally support for the legislation, with informed observers on Capitol Hill predicting an extremely tight vote. If the bill is approved by the House, it will still face a lengthy debate in the Senate, with a final vote there unlikely to take place before the end of the calendar year.

Democrats ignore pro-life concerns on health care, bishop charges
Writing for First Things, Bishop James Conley, a Denver auxiliary, charges that Democratic Party leaders have made no effort to accommodate the concerns of pro-lifers in the debate on health-care reform. “’Common ground’” thinking in Washington apparently has more reality as public relations than as public policy,” he charges.
“With the exception of a few leaders, like Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak, Congress has ignored or rejected every attempt at resolving the serious concerns voiced by the bishops—or alternately, has pushed solutions like the Capps Amendment that do not solve the problems, and even create new ones. The White House has done nothing to intervene.”


Obama and Islam – Interesting

by Steve Ray on November 6, 2009