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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Why I am Voting For Trump and Donating, Too (Janet Smith, 10/29/16)

https://www.catholicvote.org/why-i-am-voting-for-trump-and-donating-too/

"Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it?"


"Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped a part by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it?....

"Return to the Creator’s plan. Matrimony and family are God’s design, and as divine institutions they are not open to renegotiation or revision — there are no substitutions. Fundamentally, our global cultures and societies need a moral counter-revolution to replace the Culture of Death.

"This is now up to us. Be Not Afraid!" (Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, 10/29/16)

  • Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for support of positions backed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (i.e.,
    • Support the Conscience Protection Act ("Government should not force hospitals, doctors, nurses and other providers to stop offering much-needed health care because they cannot in good conscience participate in destroying a human life" (USCCB).);
    • Support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act ("The Inclusion Act is needed because child welfare service providers are being discriminated against because of their sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions.  For example, certain religiously-affiliated charities in Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and the District of Columbia have had to stop adoption and foster care services because of requirements imposed upon them to place children in households headed by two persons of the same sex" (USCCB).);
    • Support the First Amendment Defense Act (This "would bar the federal government from discriminating against individuals and organizations based upon their religious beliefs or moral convictions that marriage is the union of one man and one woman or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage" (USCCB).);
    • Support the Russell Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act 
      (On July 21, 2014, Obama issued an executive order that unilaterally elevated sexual orientation and gender identity to special status for purposes of federal contracts....The administration’s proven lack of respect for religious freedom when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity policies is more than enough reason to keep the Russell Amendment" (The Daily Signal, 10/27/16));
    • Oppose “confiscation of Christian lands in Cremisan Valley”).
  • "Please send a message to the AMA today asking them to support the dignity of every person and the need for supportive and comprehensive end of life care" (Pa Catholic Conference).

Saturday, October 29, 2016

"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost."


"For the Son of Man has come to seek
and to save what was lost."

  • Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for support of positions backed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (i.e.,
    • Support the Conscience Protection Act ("Government should not force hospitals, doctors, nurses and other providers to stop offering much-needed health care because they cannot in good conscience participate in destroying a human life" (USCCB).);
    • Support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act ("The Inclusion Act is needed because child welfare service providers are being discriminated against because of their sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions.  For example, certain religiously-affiliated charities in Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and the District of Columbia have had to stop adoption and foster care services because of requirements imposed upon them to place children in households headed by two persons of the same sex" (USCCB).);
    • Support the First Amendment Defense Act (This "would bar the federal government from discriminating against individuals and organizations based upon their religious beliefs or moral convictions that marriage is the union of one man and one woman or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage" (USCCB).);
    • Support the Russell Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act 
      (On July 21, 2014, Obama issued an executive order that unilaterally elevated sexual orientation and gender identity to special status for purposes of federal contracts....The administration’s proven lack of respect for religious freedom when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity policies is more than enough reason to keep the Russell Amendment" (The Daily Signal, 10/27/16));
    • Oppose “confiscation of Christian lands in Cremisan Valley”).
  •  "Please send a message to the AMA today asking them to support the dignity of every person and the need for supportive and comprehensive end of life care" (Pa Catholic Conference).


Friday, October 28, 2016

Obama Threatens to Veto Military Bill Because It Protects Religious Groups (cnsnews, 10/27/16)

http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/roger-severino/

National Novena (K of C, 10/30 - 11/7)

http://kofc.org/un/en/resources/news/national-novena.pdf#utm_source=Novena-Oct-email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=novena-pdf

Raymond Arroyo’s Interview with Donald Trump: Full Text (National Catholic Register, 10/27/16)

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/raymond-arroyos-interview-with-donald-trump

"Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth."


"Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth."



Donald J. Trump with Raymond Arroyo (EWTN, 10/27/16)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-PCsZ_x9Z6s

Mother Angelica's guidance on voting

https://m.facebook.com/video_redirect/?src=https%3A%2F%2Fvideo-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft42.1790-2%2F14820404_1791410464467934_3587555297238974464_n.mp4%3Fefg%3DeyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9%26oh%3D37bf2689bf65538d5fb847c8c9dff709%26oe%3D581305E9&source=embedded_video&id=10154121855707582&__tn__=F

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A look at Pa’s candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from areas of the Archdiocese



Pa’s Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives from areas in the Archdiocese
Candidates
As per Pa Pro Life (10/11/ 16)
As per http://catholicphilly.com/media-files/2016/10/2016-General-Election-Candidate-Responses-FINAL-1.pdf, only Ryan Costello, Patrick Meehan, and Brian Fitzpatrick responded.
2. Which statement reflects your position most accurately?
a. I support legalized abortion.
b. I oppose legalized abortion in all circumstances.
c. I oppose legalized abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy
is a result of rape or incest.
4. What is your position on efforts to pass legislation (i.e., the Federal Employment Non-
Discrimination Act) that would make sexual orientation and gender identity or
expression protected classes that are equivalent to other protected classes (e.g., race,
religion, sex, etc.)?
1.   Bob Brady (D)
Bob Brady (D)




Deborah Williams (R)



2.   Chaka Fattah (D)*
Dwight Evans (D)




James Jones (R)



6.   Ryan Costello (R)
Ryan Costello (R)
Pro Life
I oppose legalized abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.
I am opposed to discrimination of any kind.

Mike Parrish (D)



7.   Pat Meehan  (R)
Pat Meehan  (R)
Pro Life
I oppose legalized abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.
I oppose discrimination. I would have to view any
proposed legislation to ensure it protects everyone’s constitutional rights.

Mary Ellen Balchunis (D)



8.   Mike  Fitzpatrick (R)
Brian Fitzpatrick (R)
Pro Life
“I oppose legalized abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest. Comments: I am opposed to labels and
believe we must support increased funding for women’s health.
Support. Comments: I believe that all citizens deserve to live in a
country that does not discriminate against them regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender,
sexual orienta-tion or sexual identity. I also believe religious institutions and religious schools
should be free from government mandates on religious beliefs.

Steve Santarsiero (D)



13.Brendan Boyle (D)
Brendan Boyle (D)




------------(R)



16.Joseph  Pitts   (R)
Lloyd Smucker (R)
Pro Life



Christina Hartman (D)




Shawn Patrick House (Libertarian)



The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

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To check U.S. Senate votes:

Contacts:

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Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate

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