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Prayer: Can It "Favor" One Religion? BYZANTINE, TEXAS - May 21, 2013 ... issue of church-state separation and decide whether a town council can begin most of its monthly meetings with a prayer from a Christian pastor. Thirty years ago, the court upheld a state legislature's practice of beginning its session with a nondenominational prayer. The justices said that "to invoke divine guidance on a public body entrusted with making laws" did not violate the 1st Amendment's prohibition on an "establishment of religion." But since then, ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2013/05/prayer-can-it-favor-one-religion.html
Weekly Round-Up: St Theresa's Parish and NE, SJfest, FMJ, OCSLC Saint of the Wk: Kateri Tekakwitha THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - April 16, 2013 ... MASS AND FESTIVE BENEFIT DINNER For several years now, the Jesuit Provincial's Office has organized a benefit dinner in support of our Jesuits in English Canada Province, particularly for our men in formation and for our senior men receiving care at the St. Rene Goupil Province Infirmary in Pickering. I always enjoy this occasion which honours our Golden Jubilarians (four this year: Wayne Bolton, John Burns, James Deshaye and George O'Neill) and at which the Magis Award is granted to a ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2013/04/weekly-round-up-st-theresas-parish-and.html
There Is a Time for Everything, Including a Time to Stand Against the Hhs Mandate ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP - April 4, 2013 ... like the one confronting the Wurmbrands? We all like to think that when the time comes to stand up for our faith, we would be as heroic as Richard and Sabine Wurmbrand. The truth is if a person has not conditioned himself to resist evil and waits for his "big moment," he will find himself wanting. If one spends their life compromising their values in small ways, they will continue to compromise in larger ones. In today's politically correct world, it is easy to find ways to compromise, to ...http://abyssum.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/there-is-a-time-for-everything-including-a-time-to-stand-against-the-hhs-mandate/
Jake's Picks for Pope ROMA LOCUTA EST - February 21, 2013 ... because the "pool" of candidates is so small to begin with, and the pool is essentially the same as those charged with making the decision. (Yes, I know that it is possible that the cardinals select someone outside the electors, but we are trying to give a realistic assessment, and this simply won't happen.) Imagine that the hiring of a superintendent worked differently. Rather than having an independent school board responsible for hiring the next leader of ...http://causafinitaest.blogspot.com/2013/02/jakes-picks-for-pope.html
Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop Myers Keep the Scandal Alive SUNLIT UPLANDS - February 9, 2013 ... applaud the result. Better to do the right thing with imperfect motives than to do nothing at all. At least and at last, for whatever reasons, an American prelate had been called to account. The archbishop's dramatic announcement was an unmistakable step in the right direction. But then… Archbishop Myers' incomprehensible appointment Sunday brought the staggering news that in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, a priest who had been convicted of groping a young man has now been ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SunlitUplands/~3/T4rqQ7GBMa4/cardinal-mahony-archbishop-myers-keep.html