Monday, April 14, 2008

Interesting tidbits for a Monday morning


Michele Malkin has a funny response to Obama's comments about blue-collar America's bitterness... check out her site here.

In case you missed the comments that led to the hoopla... here is a quote from Obama's speech about those poor jobless folks in PA:

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and,
like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25
years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton
Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration
has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion
or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or
anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Obama's 'former' pastor is 'wright-on' again here...


Georgetown University commissioned a poll among Catholics. It seems that many young Catholics are under the misconception that Sunday and Holy Day Mass attendance is optional. On the bright side, the younger generation tends to take fasting and abstinence requirements during Lent more seriously than would have been expected. One interesting fact. The general attitudes of those born before 1960 and post 1980 are more similar than those in-between...

At Mass yesterday, our pastor reminded us that Pope Benedict's visit to the U.S. is an opportunity to really listen to what he has to say to us as part of the Church in America. I intend to have EWTN going full-blast a lot this week. I had the great pleasure to be able to sing with the Centenary Camerata, which was the guest choir at Mass at 5:30 pm.

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