“Something like YouCat takes the universal and unchanging truths of the Church and delivers it to an always-changing audience,” said Ron Bolster, director of the Office of Catechetics at Franciscan University. “Today’s audience is very different from yesterday’s, and the audience in the U.S. is different from the audience in Africa, Europe or China.
“YouCat is certainly adapted to the modern age, meeting the needs of the current culture with the questions that many young people have.”
Interesting. Not sure what I think about this.
As the first week of my blog’s existence comes to a close, top five highlights from the week’s events I’d like to revisit:
Thanks for reading.
An interesting side-note: They never mention why she wanted a divorce. I don’t know that it’s particularly relevant to the case, but I certainly am interested.
Also I wonder what made him choose an electric chair.
“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)
“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.