I hope I can get an answer from a pro-"choice" Catholic on this first one…
1) I have a question that never gets an answer.
Biden says he agrees with the Church (and science, of course) that human life begins at conception. But he goes on to say that although he believes the unborn are real human beings, he will not "impose" his belief on others when it comes to abortion law. (Note: For him, this "non-imposition" means aggressive advocating for abortion rights -- go figure).
My question is: How is what Biden says different from someone saying, "I personally believe that slavery is wrong, because black people are human beings. However, I will not impose my beliefs on others"?
Remember, the key here is that Biden believes that actual human beings are killed during abortions.
Can anyone give me a coherent answer? I'm sincerely asking.
2) I am so pleased that my own pastor, Fr. John Ehrich, addressed the absolute scandal of (Catholic) Joe Biden's statements in the recent debate. Fr. Ehrich minces no words, and I applaud his courage in calling Biden out. He begins:
Perhaps lost in all of the buffoonery of Vice President Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate was his demonstration of infidelity to Church teaching.
As we know both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are Catholics. However, I saw only one faithful Catholic last night and it was not the Vice President….
Read the rest here:
The Buffoonery of Biden
And please remember to pray for our priests! The devil always targets them first.
3) This is the coolest, simplest little video from Catholic Vote that explains, from a Catholic perspective, why we are not required to support massive government entitlement programs. Watch it with your children. We must begin to educate our kids and ourselves on this stuff, because no one else is going to! Please, share it far and wide, especially the next time a "social justice" Catholic tells you that she's a faithful Catholic and you're not, simply because she supports the federal welfare state (and probably abortion "rights" too)…
And if someone could share it with the goofball hypocrites who make up the bulk of the faculty of Georgetown University, that'd be nice. Not that they'd listen, but still.
4) Here's a brave Catholic business owner who is fighting back against the immoral, unconscionable and unconstitutional HHS mandate that threatens so many Catholic institutions and all of their employees. If you are still unsure about voting for Romney (which is a vote to limit the evil that Obama can and will do), then look into this man's eyes and decide if you want to be on his side as he steps out in courage to battle Obama and his adminstration. God bless him, and for his sake and thousands of others like him, let's get Obama OUT:
5) Some well-done political cartoons and images, to make you laugh and/or cry:
6) St. Thomas More knew a thing or two about weathering the dangerous politics of his day. When the King demanded obedience to an evil mandate, St. Thomas kept his integrity and stayed loyal to Christ and His Church, even though he knew it would cost him his life. He's a saint for our time, and his quote is relevant to us today:
“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds…. What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.” -- St. Thomas More
7) Suffering special needs orphans do not care about American politics, they just need families.
Here is Janelle, a beautiful 5-year-old girl who is facing transfer to the adult institution and will remain bed/chair-ridden her whole life if not adopted:
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And here is sweet little Sophia, who turns three years old this month. Practically a baby and yet already so marginalized. She does not have a good prognosis in her own country, but in America, she could have the best of medical care and a good life, full of love and possibilities:
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Families considering Sophia should be experienced with significant medical needs.
Thank you for praying for these girls and considering them for your own family, and thanks to Jen for hosting Quick Takes!