You Won’t Believe the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Audacious Claim and Demand

You Won't Believe the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Audacious Claim and Demand

My mouth dropped open when I read at Fox News that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is taking full credit for the mid-term election results and now demand that Congress do their bidding.

Fox News:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce flexed its muscle in the midterm election, winning 14 of 15 Republican primaries in which it was involved and helping the GOP recapture the Senate. Now it wants the Republican majority in Congress to get to work.

Chamber Chief Executive Tom Donohue said in an interview that the GOP has two years to enact “a vigorous program aimed at meeting the needs of the American people” or risk losing their majority. The Chamber wants Congress to act on business priorities such as an immigration overhaul, transportation funding, tax breaks and trade agreements.

It is really difficult for me not to say some really nasty things about these people. Really.

Happy Baptismal Anniversary to Me

Happy Baptismal Anniversary to Me

Today, Christmas Eve, is the 22nd anniversary of my baptism in the Catholic Church. I was baptized as an adult on Christmas Eve, 1992. With my baptism, I also automatically received the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. After my baptism on the same evening, I received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Christmas Eve, then, is even more special for me than for the average Catholic, as it is always also the anniversary for my reception of these holy sacraments.

It seems only fitting that I take this time, here on my blog, to renew my baptismal promises, as I do also in the Church at every opportunity.

I reject Satan and all his works and all his empty promises.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given me a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all of my sins. May He also keep me faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever. Amen.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Fr. Frank Pavone: Court Decision Only Protects Deception of Abortion Industry

Fr. Frank Pavone: Court Decision Only Protects Deception of Abortion Industry

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today criticized the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that declared North Carolina’s pre-abortion ultrasound law to be an unconstitutional infringement on abortionists’ free speech rights.

“The court said that it was ‘ideological’ for North Carolina to have an abortionist describe to a mother what her child looks like before that child is destroyed,” said Fr. Pavone. “How is it ‘ideological’ for a doctor to tell a woman that he’s looking at a screen that shows two arms, two legs, fingers, toes, and a face? That’s not ideology; that’s objective reality!”

“This Court decision serves only to protect the constant pattern of lying, deception, and coverup that is characteristic of the abortion industry and that we have been fighting for decades,” Fr. Pavone concluded.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.