When you vote, remember, "thou shalt not kill"
I am not catholic, but Southern Baptist. The catholic church when it follows the teachings of The Holy Bible, gets no quarrel from me,but when it doesn't, it does!
The prolife issues are the MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES OF THE COMING ELECTION. A nation that does not allow for, promote, and encourage, facilitate the births of many more
children, has no future. And the church that does its own thing, without regard to the Commandments of GOD, or the Words of GOD, or the statutes [the ordinances given by GOD] in the Holy Bible, also has no future, because then it is merely a worldly club of like believers in something and usually the something they gather for is social events. I read the NY Times and the BBC almost every day; and also the Google and Yahoo news too,because they have learned that one of their most important and valuable services to America is providing a News source that is not the parroted version of the mainstream, canned scripted news. In other words, Google and Yahoo both provide an unregulated Press far more often than the mainstream News Media services. Not to get off topic I read this article today in the NY Times and because it speaks both to the validity of religion today and the prolife issues that are the absolute pivot of any election I am posting some quotes from that article here. I am not posting the link to the article for a reason, because the article shows a photo of an idol, and I do not post images of idols/images that in some artist's mind is supposed to look like GOD. The Commandments of GOD in Exodus chapter twenty tell all of us humans not to make or bow down to images or graven images [statues] of GOD. The quotes convey the message I want you to learn from this entry.
Read these quotes from the article in the NY Times today entitled,
"A Fight Among Catholics Over Which Party Best Reflects Church
Teachings" by David A Kirkpatrick :
"In Scranton, Pa., every Catholic attending Mass this weekend will
hear a special homily about the election next month: Bishop Joseph
Martino has ordered every priest in the diocese to read a letter
warning that voting for a supporter of abortion rights
amounts to endorsing “homicide."
"The Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington, Del., where Mr. Biden
lives, is promoting a video produced by the conservative Catholic
group Fidelis that is intended to persuade Catholic voters to put
opposition to abortion rights and same-sex marriage above all
“Many issues are at stake,” a caption reads as the video displays a fetus and choral music swells. “Some are more important than others.”
"...parishes had distributed millions of copies of a voter guide
created by a group called Catholic Answers that highlighted
five “nonnegotiable” issues: abortion, stem-cell research,
human cloning, euthanasia and same-sex marriage. "
8:15 AM 10/5/2008
Update as of 10:28 am:
Article in the BBC about the Pope and nation of Italy emphasizing the importance of Scripture:
Quotes from article in the BBC news today promoting Scripture reading by Pope,:
"To mark the opening of the synod, Italian state television will be
broadcasting a marathon reading of the whole Bible for the next
six days and nights.
The Pope himself will start off the reading with the Book of Genesis.
He will be followed by hundreds of other readers, including Italian
politicians, celebrities from the world of entertainment and sport,
as well as ordinary Italians - who have never been such enthusiastic
readers of the Bible as Christians in Protestant countries."
10:17 AM 10/5/2008
Read article at:
And about the news of the Cathedral in Chichester England being 1000 Years Old!
"To be celebrating that is, I think, a big thing for the whole
community not just the Church."
He added: "It means that the Christian faith has been part of
the scene here for a very long time - very visibly, very powerfully."
Read that article at:
10:26 AM 10/5/2008
And of continuing interest in the financial meltdown that affected many
nations, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will
guarantee Germans' savings. Read that article at:
And Japan's Prime Minister Taro Aso, a friend of the U.S., in his one week old duties has agreed to 'stimulate their economy" also.
Quote from article,"In his speech, Mr Aso said his diplomatic
priority was to strengthen ties with close ally Washington while
working with China and other neighbours for regional stability,
and called for extending a naval mission in support
of US-led operations in Afghanistan."
Read article at:
10:23 AM 10/5/2008
signed gloria poole, RN and artist, Denver CO 80203