June 12, 2013

NewsBusted (061213, 060413)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 8:19 am

June 4:

Topics:
– Michelle Obama
– Jay Carney
– President Obama
– War on Terror
– Guantanamo Bay
– Charles Ramsey
– Eric Holder
– Robert Menendez
– Montana Dog Ate Cash

Best Line: “Cleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey has refused offers by local restaurants to receive free hamburgers for life. When they learned of the offers, angry Democrats said, ‘Hey, offering people free stuff for life is our job.”

June 12:

Topics:
– Mobile Devices
– President Obama
– NSA Surveillance
– Supreme Court
– DNA Samples
– George W. Bush
– Congress
– Eric Holder
– Tea Party
– Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hassan
– New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg
– Michelle Obama
– IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman

Best Line: “President Obama insists that the NSA surveillance program does not listen to your phone calls, which marks the first time President Obama claimed to have knowledge about any of his own programs.”

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (061213)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:55 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Bishop co-authors booklet on blessing of unborn children

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Washington:

Jun 7, 2013 / 12:08 pm

A new booklet on the vocation of Christian parenthood and its relationship to the parish and broader society is now available online.

“The Gift of Joy” was co-authored by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., and Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield of Philadelphia.

The booklet focuses on “The Blessing of the Child in the Womb,” which was prepared at the request of then-Bishop Kurtz, who currently serves as vice president and associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The text for the blessing was drafted by the conference’s Divine Worship and Pro-Life Activities committees. Approved by the U.S. bishops in 2008, it received final approval from Rome in 2012. …

Go here for the rest of the story.