July 13, 2013

AP Reporter’s Reax to Zimmerman Verdict: ‘So We Can All Kill Teenagers Now? Just Checking’

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 11:54 pm

An ever so objective Associated Press reporter didn’t handle a Florida jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman too well tonight.

Cristina Silva took the verdict to mean it’s open season on teenagers (HT Breitbart):

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AP Pair Covering Texas Abortion Bill Passage Almost Completely Ignores Disgusting Stunts by Proabort Protesters

The story at the Associated Press this morning on the Texas Senate’s passage of legislation which, as summarized at Life News, “would ban abortions after 20 weeks and hold abortion clinics accountable by making them meet basic health and safety standards,” claims to originate from Austin, the Lone Star State’s capital city.

The coverage by AP reporters Chris Tomlinson and Will Weissert has references to events occurring at the “the Capitol building in Austin,” so I have to believe that one, the other, or both were present during the hours leading up to the bill’s passage. It is thus hard to believe that the gentlemen only reported on one of the following ugly incidents in a long list compiled by Life News  in an email I received this morning. The AP pair also did not note President Barack Obama’s tweet in support of the protesters’ grisly cause.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (071313)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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

Positivity: Italian paper publishes account of missionary who baptized Pope

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Rome:

Jul 12, 2013 / 03:01 pm

The Italian daily Il Cittadino has unearthed the story of Father Enrico Pozzoli, a Salesian missionary from the province of Lodi who baptized young Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is today Pope Francis.

The newspaper published an account of various episodes in the life of Bergoglio, including his baptism, which occurred on Christmas night at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians and Saint Carlos in Buenos Aires.

According to Il Cittadino, Father Pozzoli was a “very important figure and model of priestly life” for Pope Francis, so much so that in 1982, the future Pontiff remembered him in the prologue for his “Meditations for Religious” as “an example of ecclesial service and religious consecration,” underscoring “the great influence he had on his life.”

In a letter he wrote on October 20, 1990, to Salesian Father Cayetano Bruno, Pope Francis explained his relationship with the missionary priest: “Today is the 29th anniversary of the death of Father Enrico Pozzoli, and I just celebrated Mass for the priest who baptized me on December 25, 1936.”

Father Pozzoli lived in Argentina from 1906 until his death in 1961. He was born in 1880 in Senna Lodigiana, an Italian town near the Po River. He left Italy as a young priest to work in South America.

“He would have never imagined that among the faithful entrusted to his care there would have been a future Pope as well and that his seed would have born such illustrious fruit. Not only did he bring forth the faith in the future Pope Francis, but he also accompanied him as he grew as a Christian and was his spiritual father until he reached the age of 17, when his priestly vocation blossomed,” Il Cittadino reported. …

Go here for the rest of the story.