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Catholic Schools Too Catholic For Some

Posted by Mike on January 1, 2008

UK MP Barry Sheerman apparently isn’t very fond of Roman Catholic Bishops who seek to teach Roman Catholic doctrine in Roman Catholic schools. Reacting to Lancaster Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue’s call for abstinence education and crucifixes in Catholic school classrooms, Sheerman has requested that the Bishop appear before his Parliamentary committee because according to the MP:

A group of bishops appear to be taking a much firmer line and I think it would be useful to call representatives of the Catholic church in front of the committee to find out what is going on . . . It seems to me that faith education works all right as long as people are not that serious about their faith. But as soon as there is a more doctrinaire attitude questions have to be asked. It does become worrying when you get a new push from more fundamentalist bishops. This is taxpayers’ money after all.

I realize that the Roman Catholic Church can now boast larger attendance than the state-established alternative, but demanding Parliamentary hearings regarding how Catholic schools are run, whether they receive tax dollars or not, is a little over the top. Needless to say, stories like this should make American Christians grateful for the First Amendment which protects our God-given religious liberty.

Our British Catholic friends will be fine though. This Bishop O’Donoghue doesn’t seem likely to roll over. If St. Thomas More could resist Henry VIII’s demands, then Bishop O’Donoghue should have no problem handling this Sheerman fellow.

Hat tip: Creative Minority Report

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Dennis Kucinich Sends Orders From the Mother Ship

Posted by Mike on January 1, 2008

Ohio Congressman and Democrat also-ran for President Dennis Kucinich has asked his 22 supporters in Iowa to caucus for Barack Obama as their second choice after they are deemed unviable in Thursday’s caucuses. Although Kucinich’s supporters could probably be crammed into a small comic book shop, this can only benefit Obama because every little bit can help in what is shaping up to be a close race. In addition, the Congressman has a great deal of street cred in lefty circles. What other candidate actually pushed for Cheney’s impeachment on the House floor and speaks freely of his UFO experiences?

Sure most of Kucinich’s opponents share his worldview; they’re just smart enough not to admit it. Luckily for Obama, liberal freaks looking for sloppy seconds on Thursday now have direction. Zoltan!

Screencap from the movie Dude Where’s My Car, a 20th Century Fox production.

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It’s 2008!

Posted by Ryan on January 1, 2008

Happy New Year to all! 

Hope the hangover is not too bad, you didn’t wake up in a very strange bed, and that 2008 is better than last year!

AP photo.

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