“I Recited the Lord’s Prayer”: Actor Jackson Rathbone Recounts Flight Scare

Jackson Rathbone

Jackson Rathbone, actor best known for his role as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga, was traveling with his wife and young son aboard JetBlue's Flight 1416 yesterday, when the right engine exploded while in flight.  Faced with the crisis, Rathbone said, "I recited the Lord's prayer."  He held onto his wife and son as the plane rattled and shook.Flight 1416 had left the airport in Long Beach, California, headed toward Austin, Texas, when passengers heard a loud 'pop.'  The cabin quickly filled … [Read more...]

As Scottish Bishops Oppose “Opt-Out” for Organ Donation, a Review of Catholic Church Teaching

Organ transplant

As Scottish voters take to the polls today to vote on whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom, the Scottish bishops have released a statement on another matter:  proposed "opt-out" legislation concerning organ donation in that country. The Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill, according to the Bishops Conference of Scotland, removes the"...important principle of consent in our legal system and undermines the integrity of the person."The bill in que … [Read more...]

The Nuns on the Bus Are Back–This Time with Vice President Biden

Joe Biden with the Nuns on the Bus

The Nuns on the Bus are on the roll again--this time in Iowa.The liberal organization Network, composed of the same nuns who have been called on the carpet by the Vatican for their disdain for Catholic Church teaching on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, parked their bus in front of the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines yesterday.  And honoring the Sisters with his presence was America's confused Catholic vice president, Joseph Biden.According to the New York Times, Biden r … [Read more...]