In no particular order, here are the stories that are taking up space in my tab-bar today:
Mary Ann Glendon: God and Mrs. Roosevelt
Surprise! Obamacare is going to increase your expenses! Right on top of all the new taxes and the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts next year. I wish we had a president who realized that when people have jobs, you can collect taxes from them!
Also, Kathleen Sebelius admits the administration has no idea what Obamacare is going to cost
You Don’t Know Jack: At least not as the media portrays him
Lamenting: The Culture of Death
A Nostalgic look back at the Old Civility: in the age of freedom
Homeschooling: Not tolerated in Sweden?
All that aside, this is a hmmm.
Does anyone remember the outrage, when Ari Fleisher said -after 9/11- that people should be careful with their words? Not so much outrage, anymore.
Appreciating Sorrow in our Lives: A worthwhile readThe difference: Between smart and wise
“…almost a quarter of a million women, as religious sisters, have shaped the life and culture of, I believe both the Catholic Church and American society,” says Sister Mary Waskowiak, RSM. And some claim women have not had enough influence in the church. This sister refutes that notion!
Oscar Romero: I watch this video and I realize that the difference between liberation and enslavement lives within the whole debate between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome. These people were truly oppressed and not even given opportunity. But opportunity is what people need. Guaranteed outcomes are unnatural -they must be created and compelled- but opportunity should be natural, and not unusual. Opportunity is the giver of dreams and the spark that lights imagination.
Obama hates rich people: doesn’t he?
Reigniting: The Word of God
The Endless Animus: Limbaugh and Clinton
Suicide: Epidemic. Linked to lack of faith comprehension?
Abe Lincoln: Gets a nose-job
Sock it to me: It’s all about respect
Hiring and Firing Bishops: worth reading
If the world is going to end, it’s not going to be because of this stuff