Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Good News

Since today is Ash Wednesday I fasted from bear meat, but still enjoyed the continuing good news. How long it will last I don't know, but I'm not one to examine the dentition of free equines. So without further adieu:

Forward in Faith Australia, is setting up a working party guided by a Catholic bishop to work out how its followers can "swim the Tiber". It is believed to be the first group within the Anglican church to accept Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented offer for disaffected members of the Communion to convert en masse while retaining parts of their spiritual heritage. I can't tell you how exciting it is to be able to see some reunification with out Anglican brothers and sisters

The Kansas state House has approved an amendment that would prohibit insurance companies from automatically covering abortions under their plans except in very rare instances. The language moves in the other direction from the Congressional health care bill that funds abortions. Under the amendment, state residents who don't want their insurance premiums to pay for abortions would be protected and people who want to get abortions would pay for them with their own money by purchasing a rider for such coverage.

In Mississippi yesterday, pro-life advocates submitted more than 130,000 signatures to get a personhood amendment on the state ballot. The amendment would define an unborn child as a human being starting at fertilization, but some legal observers say it will be overturned. Yes, that's 2 in 2 days! The amendment states: "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof."

A woman who faces assault charges after she pulled a knife on two pro-life advocates who encouraged her not to have an abortion has decided against having the planned abortion.

Mike Huckabee, in a post on the blog of his national political action committee, the potential 2012 presidential candidate says he agrees with the scientific fact that human life begins at conception. "There is no doubt in my mind that life does begin at the point of conception. It does not begin when a Judge, or an attorney, or a left wing activist group decides that it does," Huckabee writes. "Science determines that life begins 'when the male sperm and female egg join – a new and unique life form is created.' Scientists don't say life begins at birth or viability. It begins at conception."

Kirstin Holum placed sixth in the 3,000 meter race in the 1998 Winter Olympic. Holum, 29, is now a Catholic nun known as Sister Catherine Mary. Holum says that her conversion was sparked by an experience with the pro-life group Crossroads that she says changed her life. In a letter that Crossroads received in 2005, the former speed skating champ wrote: "Crossroads completely changed my life! I came onto Crossroads as a mediocre confused Christian and finished as a zealous Roman Catholic."

...and if you haven't been following "Creative Minority Report" check out the story of baby Gianna. Warning: you will get a good cry out of it.


so very refreshing .. even though I had seen many of the articles, it was well worth the upbeat read! Thank you Mike.

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