in Pennsylvania's First Congressional District's_1st_congressional_district
and the Central Garden State

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

"After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound" (8/13/17, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

  •  John C. Ford, S.J. (8/9/17)
  • Pope Names Priest as New Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia (USCCB, 8/8/17)
  •  Bloggers push fake story that Vladimir Putin said Pope Francis is 'not a man of God' (PunditFact, 8/8/17)
  • "In early August, the academy [i.e., the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life] posted on its website — — a list of 89 'corresponding members' and 13 'young researchers' chosen to participate in the academy’s work. Among the corresponding members from the United States are: Richard Doerflinger, a recently retired official at the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, superior general of the Sisters of Life; and Vicky Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, which promotes post-abortion reconciliation and healing" (, 8/7/17)
  • "The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on President Donald Trump to ease the 'onerous' contraceptive mandate of the Department of Health and Human Services under the Affordable Care Act because it violates religious freedom....

    "Citing Trump’s pledge to ease the mandate during a White House signing ceremony May 4 for an executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty, Cardinal DiNardo lamented that after three months no steps have yet been taken to erase the HHS mandate for organizations that object to it for faith reasons....

    "The column follows recent failed efforts by Congress to pass a law to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It also comes two months after the May 31 leak of a draft rule from HHS exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate. The draft was welcomed at the time by church officials and attorneys representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, one of the groups that challenged the mandate in the courts" (Catholic Standard, 8/4/17).

  • Sexual pollution is a scientific—and destructive—fact (Catholic World Report, 8/4/17
    • Father Martin’s tweets do raise an important point with regard to other situations of grave sin and the reception of Holy Communion" (7/29/17). 
    • Our Culture, Before and After the Rejection of Humanae Vitae (7/29/17)
    • What’s Wrong With Millennials? Partly, Their Parents’ Divorces (The Stream, 8/4/17)
  • Parents of baby Dezmen, like Charlie Gard’s parents, fight for their son’s chance at life (LiveAction, 8/4/17)
    •  Another Charlie Gard? Hospital fighting to pull baby’s life support against parents’ wishes (LifeSiteNews, 8/1/17)
  • RAISE Act Will Weaken Family Bonds and Impact Nation’s Ability to Respond to Those in Crisis says U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman (USCCB, 8/2/17)
  • International humanitarian group [i.e., Doctors Without Border] promotes and provides abortion (LifeSiteNews, 8/2/17)  
  • In Philadelphia, 'Homeless Jesus' sculpture embodies message of compassion (Newsworks, 7/31/17)
(signed homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

On the right side of the home page is a link to email the White House and the Pa Delegation on federal matters, as well as a link to email Bucks County's Delegation in Harrisburg on state matters.

Ask your Member of Congress to repeal D.C.'s "Death with Dignity Act" (Family Policy Alliance, 7/18/17)

Don't let the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Be Abandoned - Tell Pa House Speaker Mike Turzai and Majority Leader Dave Reed to "RUN SB 3 NOW" (7/14/17).

No comments:

Post a Comment

The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Our representation in D.C....

Click to check the status of federal legislation:

Click to ascertain legislation being sponsored or co-sponsored (and take note of what is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):

Click to check U.S. House votes.

Click to check U.S. Senate votes.


Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives;;;;;;;;;

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate;;;

Contacting Our Governor

717 787 2500 or

Contacting Our Bishops