Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism | Political Insider

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Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism | Political Insider.


I had no idea he converted, and a year ago at that, but wow, those are some hateful comments on this article.


He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. – (John 8:7 Douay-Rheims Version)


Rush Limbaugh On Casey Anthony Verdict | Abortion | RealClearPolitics

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Rush Limbaugh On Casey Anthony Verdict | Abortion | RealClearPolitics.

“You know, what I don’t understand about it is they’re [the media] all card-carrying liberals. When does the death of a child bother them? I’ve never seen them get so upset over the death of a child,” Rush Limbaugh said about the Casey Anthony verdict in his monologue on Wednesday.

“If the child had died, what, two years earlier in the womb this woman would be a star. She’d be a hero. And folks, I don’t think that is a cliche to say. And I don’t think it is as cheap attempt at humor. I think that while it may be uncomfortable to hear — one of the reasons it is uncomfortable to hear is that there is an element of truth in it,” Limbaugh added.

Rush told the media if they want to feel better, they should imagine that Casey Anthony had an abortion instead:

“You people in the media, if you really, really think she is guilty and you want to feel better about this just tell yourselves that she waited a couple of years to get an abortion and then you’ll feel better.”

“Abortion is brutal, [it’s] never characterized that way and the reason it is brutal is because there is an element of truth of it. I just wanted to put it out there. Pure and simple, nothing more.”


Death is still death, regardless of how it happened, and both victims and perpetrators will one day die.  Lest any of us forget, all of those who die are subject to judgment.  This is a perfect reminder to pray for the souls of those unborn children who have been aborted, as well as for Casey Anthony’s daughter and all other child victims. And we cannot forget to pray for those who commit these atrocities, whoever and wherever they might be.


† Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercies of God rest in peace.  Amen. †


And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34, Douay-Rheims Version)

Judge temporarily blocks Kansas abortion licensure law |

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Judge temporarily blocks Kansas abortion licensure law |

“The Kansas law requires …that abortionists have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic, and that clinics to be fitted with drugs and equipment to deal with a medical crisis.”

I don’t understand how this would be a bad thing, or why anyone would not want doctors to be able to care for their patients entrusted to their care, whatever the reason.

Who’s on the Family Tree? Now It’s Complicated –

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“For medical purposes I am her mother,” Ms. Williams said. “But I am also her aunt.”

I can’t imagine lying to a child about their origins, particularly if they came from a sperm or egg donor.  With the uprising of genetic disorder discoveries, how is withholding that type of information ever justified?  How can you be so sure that that 20, 40, 60 years down the road, knowing whether their birthmother was vaccinated as a baby is going to save their life or not? How do you answer family medical history forms that ask for the conditions of your birth-grandparents, and in certain cases, your birth-great-grandparents? I’m not singling out children of donors, either; I truly hope that this same type of information is made available for adopted children as well.  It just makes sense.

A family tree is a family tree.  You come from who you come from, but you live with who you live with.  Take joy in the fact that you were chosen to be adopted, or carried to term, or anything of that sort; but I have serious reservations about withholding genealogical information, particularly as a child moves from adolescence to adulthood and is more responsible for their own medical needs.

(A side note- I disagree with not doing family trees in classrooms.)

Curious what special cases readers have encountered.

Barack Obama asks for Texas and Rick Perry to spare Mexican the death penalty – Telegraph

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Barack Obama asks for Texas and Rick Perry to spare Mexican the death penalty – Telegraph.

“The Obama administration, adopting a similar stance to the one taken by President George W Bush’s, believes executing Leal could endanger Americans abroad who are also entitled to consular assistance under the Vienna Convention.

“This case implicates United States foreign-policy interests of the highest order,” said Donald Verrilli, Mr Obama’s Solicitor General in an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court case.

“The imminent execution of petitioner would place the United States in irreparable breach of its international law obligation.”

Executing him, he said, “would have serious repercussions for United States foreign relations, law enforcement and other co-operation with Mexico, and the ability of American citizens travelling abroad to have the benefits of consular assistance in the event of detention”.


Interesting to read about my state from a British point of view.

Also, not sure what I think of this case. Interested in others’ thoughts.