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Friday, October 30, 2009

Secondhand Smoke | A First Things Blog

"U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a new health care reform bill, backed by most House Democrats, that she said will boost competition by including a public option. The 1,990-page bill, expected to go to the full House for action in early November," Visit:
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pennsylvania General Election November 3, 2009 Pro-Life PAC Recommends Judicial Candidates

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee has recommended Joan Orie Melvin for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the Tuesday, November 3, General Election. Only three candidates, Judy Olson, Sallie Mundy and Temp Smith are recommended by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation PAC for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The PAC notes that its "information is based on data acquired in a manner consistent with Canon 7 of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Code."

Catholic Television - Scranton -Schedule for Our Faith...Our Diocese

“OUR FAITH…OUR DIOCESE” - This episode features a segment on this year’s Diocesan Annual Appeal with a look at Catholic Schools and parish based religious education; an interview with Teresa Tomeo, nationally syndicated radio talk show host heard locally on JMJ Catholic radio, who was a speaker at the PA Pro Life Convention on October 24 in Scranton.
And we see how some area Thanksgiving projects are once again helping the needy, including discussions with Mary Lou Burne of Family to Family; Sr. Mary Alice Jacquinot, IHM, of Friends of the Poor, and Mike Hanley from the United Neighborhood Services.
“OUR FAITH…OUR DIOCESE” -#39 November, 2009
(length: 1 hour) AIR TIMES
1. Sunday, November 8, 8:00 pm Premier
2. Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 am
3. Friday, November 13, 2:00 pm
4. Tuesday, November 17, 8:00 pm
5. Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am
6. Monday, November 23, 4:00 pm

Bishops respond to Rep. Kennedy's criticism | National Catholic Reporter

"In an interview with Cybercast News Service Oct. 22, Kennedy said the bishops were fanning 'the flames of dissent and discord' by insisting that health reform not include abortion funding.
'I can't understand for the life of me how the Catholic church could be against the biggest social justice issue of our time, where the very dignity of the human person is being respected by the fact that we're caring and giving health care' to the millions of people who are currently uninsured, Kennedy said in the CNSNews.com interview." Visit:Bishops respond to Rep. Kennedy's criticism | National Catholic Reporter:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Clueless Republicans - (Newt Gingrich Supports Margaret Sanger Award Winner, DeDe Scozzafava in New York Special Election?) (OneNewsNow.com)

"In a primarily conservative district, Republican John McHugh has resigned his seat to serve as secretary of the Army. One of the candidates vying to take that position in the special election is Dede Scozzafava, a radical liberal who has won the Margaret Sanger award for her commitment to destroying life in the womb. She favors gay marriage, supports the freedom-destroying 'card check' bill that would deprive workers of the right to a secret ballot, and has a penchant for supporting big-government budgets. She's been endorsed by ACORN, public-employee unions, Markos Moulitsas (the founder of the far-left blog, Daily Kos)...and has received two other recent endorsements: the National Republican Campaign Committee and alleged conservative leader Newt Gingrich!" Visit: Clueless Republicans (OneNewsNow.com):

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pittsburgh Tea Party November 1, 2009

There will be a tea Party on November 1, 2009, 2:00 Flagstaff Hill, in Schenley Park 3898 Blvd of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15213. It is billed as the "Pittsburgh Pink Slip Tea Party" meaning participants will be telling officials they have one year to clean up their act or voters will be issuing them real Pink Slips in November of 2010 Scott Baker from Breibart TV will be the keynote speaker among others. Organizers suggest participants "Bring your chairs as Flagstaff Hill (the same location as our July 4th Tea Party)..... Pray for no rain and a warm day. The Tea Party is rain or shine. Nov 1 is Daylight Savings Time day so make sure you have fallen back to the new time. Also, Steelers have a bye that day so gentlemen (and ladies) you have no excuses not to stand up for America and Pennsylvania!"

Commentary From John Francis Borra- Veritatis: The Cartoon

Hypocrisy That Would Make Even Obama Blush

By now, who hasn't seen US Rep. Alan Grayson's (D-FL) reality-twisting rant on the House floor, during which he claims a Republican version of health care would have Americans "die quickly"? When asked to apologize, he apologized instead to the "44,789 Americans [who] die every year because they have no health insurance," adding that this "holocaust" is "more than ten times the number of Americans who've died in the war in Iraq; it's more than ten times the number of Americans who died on 9-11." Later, one of Grayson's aides, replying to an outraged constituent via email, explained that Democrats "feel failure to act is similar to murdering the uninsured."

It should go without saying that efforts to arrive at such a figure are highly subjective, resulting in little more than political fodder, as Grayson demonstrates. But even if true, 44,789 is just 1/30th-- yes, one in thirty-- the number of persons aborted every year in our country.

What's remarkable about all this is that Grayson, as an anti-life lawmaker, is a collaborator in history's greatest genocide. His political party not only defends and promotes the abortion of well over a million healthy Americans every year, it funds hundreds of thousands of these murders with our tax dollars, through such proxies as Planned Parenthood. And they intend to expand this slaughter as "reform" of our health care system.

This brings to mind the above cartoon, published last year to highlight Barack Obama's efforts in Illinois to institutionalize euthanasia, which Compassion & Choices (the euthanasia lobby formerly known as The Hemlock Society) gleefully admits is an integral part of the Democrats' health care proposals. By the way, did you catch Grayson's jab at pro-life advocates at the close of his diatribe? "Let's remember that we should care about people even after they're born." Evidently, for Grayson and like-minded lawmakers, nothing says "care" more than killing, whether in a womb or in a hospice.

Once again, unabashed anti-life Democrats have taken hypocrisy to a whole new level, underscoring the truth of Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) outburst before Obama and Congress: "You lie!"
Posted by John Francis Borra, sfo at 9:16 AM Friday, October 2, 2009

White House boasts: We 'control' news media

"TEL AVIV – President Obama's presidential campaign focused on 'making' the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was 'controlled,' White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference" Visit: White House boasts: We 'control' news media:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Maximum Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help families dealing with the financial hurdles that often accompany caring for a terminally ill child.

"Maximum Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help families dealing with the financial hurdles that often accompany caring for a terminally ill child.
With the rising costs of medical care, necessities like groceries, clothing, car payments, utilities, rent, counseling and 'special wishes' can seem insurmountable.
Our goal is to alleviate some of those every day expenses, and supply a 'boost' to families who have too much at hand to worry about unexpected financial challenges.
Maximum Hope Foundation... spreading hope through compassionate, practical, assistance."Maximum Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help families dealing with the financial hurdles that often accompany caring for a terminally ill child.:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI paves way for thousands of disaffected Anglicans to join Catholic Church Rome Anglicans | Mail Online

"The Pope paved the way for tens of thousands of disaffected Anglican worshippers to join the Roman Catholic Church while maintaining parts of their Protestant heritage." Visit:Pope Benedict XVI paves way for thousands of disaffected Anglicans to join Catholic Church Rome Anglicans | Mail Online:

Maximum Hope Foundation

Please share this resource with families and professionals. They were extremely helpful with our neighbors. THANKS.

Kurt Kondrich M.Ed
SICC Chair
Director of Community/Family Outreach
Early Intervention Specialists

Maximum Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help families dealing with the financial hurdles that often accompany caring for a terminally ill child.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pro-Life Democrats Could Walk Out?

The leading pro-life Democrat in the House has again renewed his pledge to stop the pro-abortion health care bills if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't allow an amendment to revoke abortion funding. Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan has repeatedly said as many as 40 pro-life and moderate Democrats could walk." Visit:AddThis utility frame:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pope Elects 5 New Saints Including Father Damien and Jeanne Jugan - FOXNews.com

"VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI canonized five new saints Sunday, including a 19th century priest who worked with leprosy patients on an isolated Hawaiian island, praising them as models of perfection for sacrificing themselves for others." Visit:
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ZENIT - Humility Made Sister Jugan a Saint

ZENIT - Humility Made Sister Jugan a Saint -"VATICAN CITY, OCT. 8, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Blessed Marie de la Croix Jugan never sought worldly recognition, not even to be known as the founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
On Sunday however, she will be recognized worldwide as a saint in a canonization ceremony celebrated in Rome by Benedict XVI." Visit:
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vikings Blog- Oct. 9 -Farve Wins Award

"The NFL announced today that QB Brett Favre has been named the FedEx NFL Air Player of the Week for games played on October 4-5. Favre completed 24 of 31 passes against the Packers on Monday night for 271 yards and 3 TDs." Visit:
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Friday, October 09, 2009

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Conference Coming to Scranton, Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation State Conference is coming to Scranton's Hilton on October 24th, 2009. It's not too late to register just viisit www.prolifescranton.org for links.
Visit: Pennsylvania Pro-Life Conference: Also, see the list of speakers below:
Charlene Bashore, Esq. is the Legislative/ PAC Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. Prior to joining the Federation, Charlene was on the staff of the Republican Legal Staff in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In addition, Charlene has served as an adjunct instructor at Messiah College. She also clerked for the late R. Dixon Herman of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Charlene is a summa cum laude graduate of Grove City College where she majored in Business Administration and History and received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. www.paprolife.org

Cartoonist Gary Cangemi is the creator of the pro-life comic strip Umbert the Unborn, which now appears in more than 120 publications with more than 700,000 readers in the U.S. and abroad. Cangemi is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Scranton chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. His first book, Umbert the Unborn, a Womb With a View, was released in 2003 by Circle Press. www.umberttheunborn.com

Emily Parke Chase, MA, has served as Coordinator of Educational Services at the Capital Area Pregnancy Centers of Camp Hill, PA, for more than 20 years. She developed the 'Waiting-the Smart Choice!' abstinence education curriculum and speaks hundreds of times each year to teens and adults about relationship issues. Her curricular materials are used across the country and also in Africa, Europe, Canada, and Central America. Chase is the author of Why Say No When My Hormones Say Go? (Christian Publications, 2003), among other books. www.emilychase.com

Michael Ciccocioppo has served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation since 2002. He energizes pro-lifers at the grassroots to work for a society that respects human life from conception to natural death. Prior to joining the Federation, he spent 31 years in hospital administration in the U.S. Air Force and Catholic health care. He earned a Master of Health Administration degree from Baylor University. He and his wife, Peggy, have been married for over 35 years and have four grown children. www.paprolife.org

Carol Franz is a testament to the success of adult stem cells. She survived two bouts of myeloma cancer, thanks to adult stem cell transplants. Franz is an avid supporter of the use of adult stem cells and continues to lobby the government and educate the public about the benefits of adult stem cell treatments. She was on the dais with President Bush when he vetoed legislation that would have provided for taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. www.carolfranz.com

Phill Kline, Esq., former Attorney General of Kansas, is known as the prosecutor who took on Planned Parenthood. Kline served as both a district attorney in Johnson County, Kansas, and as Kansas' 41st Attorney General. He was known for his efforts to protect society's most vulnerable citizens, including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. A former member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Kline now serves as a law professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. www.phillkline.org

Dr. David A. Prentice currently serves as Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at the Family Research Council. Prior to that, he devoted nearly 20 years to teaching and research as Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University and Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a founding member of Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics. www.frc.org

Bobby Schindler is the executive director of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation Center for Health Care Ethics which works to protect the lives of the medically vulnerable and disabled from the threat of euthanasia. After his sister Terri's tragic death by euthanasia, Schindler gave up his job as a high school teacher to become a fulltime prolife and disability rights advocate. He has appeared on such programs as The Today Show and Good Morning America to discuss endoflife issues. www.terrisfight.org

Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with nearly 28 years of experience in TV, radio, and newspaper. Tomeo's daily morning radio program, "Catholic Connection," is heard on more than 120 Catholic stations nationwide. She appears frequently on EWTN Catholic Television and has been featured on The O'Reilly Factor and Fox News. Tomeo has written several books, including Noise-How Our Media Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families. www.teresatomeo.com

Maria Vitale is Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and a columnist for LifeNews.com. Prior to her work in the pro-life movement, Vitale was an awardwinning reporter in public broadcasting. Vitale also has experience as a television producer and served as an adjunct faculty member in journalism at Ohio State University. www.paprolife.org

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Toomey Campaign Raises over $1.5 Million in Third Quarter « NewsTalkPA

"Allentown, PA – U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey announced today that his campaign has raised over $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2009. To date, the campaign has raised over $3.1 million from over 20,000 contributors since Mr. Toomey announced his Senate candidacy five and a half months ago. Toomey already has 33 percent more contributors than the total number of donors amassed during the entirety of his 2004 Senate run." Visit: Toomey Campaign Raises over $1.5 Million in Third Quarter « NewsTalkPA:

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

HELPERS OF GOD’S PRECIOUS INFANTS Pray to End Abortion Saturday, October 10th Allentown


Join other young adults as we pray the rosary at Allentown Women’s
Center (1409 Union Blvd; rear entrance) at 9:00 am till 10:00 am

***We meet at 7:00 am St. Ann’s Basilica in West Scranton.
Rides are available.*** Fr. Ed Buchheit from St. Ann's joins us each month.
For more info e-mail amagni@tedthorsen.com. Thank You.
Ada Magni

Embezzlement at ACORN

"NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's attorney general said Tuesday he has stepped up an investigation into embezzlement at ACORN nearly a decade ago, but the prosecutor and community activist group clashed over how much money was taken.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell claimed the figure was $5 million," Visit:ANATP: