February 6, 2018

MSNBC’s Katy Tur Sneers at Cincinnati Employees’ Plans for Bonus, Tax-Cut Money

During his speech Monday in Blue Ash, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb, President Donald Trump invited two Sheffer Corporation employees to share their plans for the extra money they are receiving because of December’s tax law. Minutes later, demonstrating how utterly out of touch she is with working families, MSNBC’s Katy Tur posted two error-filled, condescending tweets mocking their plans.

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Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (020618)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Four Key Observations About Humanae Vitae

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Catholic News Agency

Feb 3, 2018 / 05:00 am

(A recent) Vatican newspaper (article) … proposed four observations:

First, that spouses in difficult situations “deserve respect and love,” especially when “various circumstances of life… make it difficult to fulfill moral duty.”

The Church, the article said, is called to be like Jesus, by approaching every situation with understanding, patience and mercy, and at the same time clearly proclaiming the truth, since living in the truth is “necessary condition for a fully and truly human life and for a path to sanctity, to which we are all called for.”

L’Osservatore Romano noted that “love and pastoral concern toward the spouses who are living difficult” can “never be separated from truth,” nor can pastors ever “eliminate or attenuate the duty to distinguish good and evil,” if they are to give real help.

“It is an outstanding manifestation of charity toward souls to omit nothing from the saving doctrine of Christ.,” the article said, quoting from Humanae Vitea itself.

The second observation is that the Humanae Vitae’s prohibition of contraception “can not admit exception,” because contraception of the conjugal act is always an “intrinsically disordered act.”

In Humanae Vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI stressed that “though it is true that sometimes it is lawful to tolerate a lesser moral evil in order to avoid a greater evil or in order to promote a greater good, it is never lawful, even for the gravest reasons, to do evil that good may come of it.”

L’Osservatore Romano noted that Paul VI’s words are not a “theological opinion which is open to free discussion.”

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