Sorry NEA...

Lifesite News reports on California court's 'change of heart':

"The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District ruled Friday that 'California statutes permit home schooling as a species of private school education,' effectively vacating its February 28 ruling that shocked homeschooling families in that state and across the nation.

The February ruling effectively would have reclassified an estimated 166,000 children as truants. The appellate court had decided California's compulsory education law required parents without certified teaching credentials to pack their six to eighteen year-old children off to a full-time public or private school or face legal penalties.

After enormous public outcry from homeschool advocacy groups and many others, including Governor Schwarzenegger himself, the Court agreed in March to reconsider the case, and invited interested parties to file amicus briefs in a new hearing.

The same three judge panel has now concluded, 'California statutes permit home schooling as a species of private school education' and adds the law does not require homeschooling parents to possess teaching certificates."

Now, if only Germany was teaching history a bit better, they might avoid repeating past 'mistakes' and allow a little freedom for parents hoping to avoid gov't social engineering and propaganda...

John Edwards Update

*satire alert

John Edwards continues to confess...

"..In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Mr. Edwards confessed that stories and photos in the Weekly World News were accurate, despite his previous denials.

'I have, in fact, met on more than one occasion with a large-headed alien from another planet,' said Mr. Edwards. 'The pictures in the Weekly World News are real..'"

REAL Catholics

(h/t american papist)


A Pilgrim Perspective

I am just catching up a bit, being without most media this summer, so this is a bit tardy...

Sophie Caldecott gives her perspective on what the media missed at WYD in Sydney:

"Despite the fact that a representative from almost every corner of the world could be found at this dynamic event, despite the atmosphere of elation, energy and love, and despite many interesting talks, the main -- perhaps only -- interest of the English media was the relatively small group of protesters who wanted to make sure that their objections to the Catholic Church didn't go unheard.

The angle the media was trying to spin on the story seems absurd to someone who was there, singing and dancing in the brightly coloured crowd. This was not just any crowd -- when else and for what other reason in the world would that many young people get together and be so considerate and friendly toward each other, so joyful and excited and unselfconscious without being drunk or on drugs? There was clearly something else going on at that gathering, something unique and fascinating that the media completely failed to pick up on, and it had nothing to do with protesters..."

NEA- The Making of a Zombie Nation

The NEA in the US, the largest teachers' union, has adopted resolutions that put them squarely in the 'repress the minds to control the population' camp. They seem to think they have a (not God-given, surely) mission to convert all publicly educated 'families' into far-left ideologues. In order to accomplish this, they have adopted resolutions to repress parental (surely God-given) rights to educate their children according to conscience. They will now lobby every level of gov't to obtain their Orwellian dream - a submissive country of propagandized subjects.

This should fit in well with Obama's perception of a 'New America'.

Good times ahead!

Ezra Left Holding The Bag (and it smells bad)

Lifesite News relates the final conclusion of the Alberta HRC...there was no basis for complaint, in the circumstances. Don't bother cheering. The inexcusable treatment of a journalist/editor for using his talent AS IF HE WERE IN A FREE COUNTRY, spending years of his valuable time and energy that may have benifitted the nation otherwise in never to be known ways, is not dealt with at all. They still believe they have the right to call him back on the carpet at any time, for any further 'questionable' behavior, and treat him the exact same way.

Its not over.

Horrific Bus Crash - Prayerful Response

A busful of Catholics headed to a Marian Days gathering in Missouri, lost control and crashed near Houston:

"As their charter bus approached a gradual turn in the early-morning hours, investigators say, a retreaded front tire blew. The bus sheared the guardrail off a bridge, then plunged about 8 feet onto a hillside above a creek.

At least 17 people have died from injuries suffered in the crash. About 30 more remained hospitalized, including six in intensive care at Sherman's Wilson N. Jones Medical Center..."

"...Back on the highway, pilgrims returning from the Missouri festival to honor the Virgin Mary stopped along the road to step on the dirt and grass where the bus came to a final rest.

Among the first to arrive was Theresa Thuong Pham, 14, and her family. On a patch of charred dirt, they placed a small bouquet of yellow, white and red flowers that earlier in the day adorned the Virgin Mary shrine in Missouri.

Moments later, other travelers pulled off the road and began to add to what quickly became a shrine that hundreds would visit before sunset." (h/t custos fidei)

Prayerful people have a way of dealing with tragedy that is incomprehensible to the secular world.

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you (Isaiah 41:13).”

God, make me brave for life: oh, braver than this.
Let me straighten after pain, as a tree straightens after the rain,
Shining and lovely again.
God, make me brave for life; much braver than this.
As the blown grass lifts, let me rise
From sorrow with quiet eyes,
Knowing Thy way is wise.
God, make me brave, life brings
Such blinding things.
Help me to keep my sight;
Help me to see aright
That out of dark comes light.
(author unknown)

Obamanation Defense Lies in...Lies!

Deal Hudson restates the facts about Obama's support for infanticide :

"When Obama spoke on the floor of the Illinois senate against the protection act -- in fact, he was the only senator to do so -- he made it clear that his reason for rejecting it was his fear of its overturning Roe v. Wade:

'Whenever we define a pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the Equal Protection Clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a -- a child, a 9-month old -- child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place. I mean, it -- it would essentially bar abortions, because the Equal Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute..'"

UPDATE: Jill Stanek Has Her Ducks in a Row...

Other articles on this blog about Obama's support for murder:

Prophet for the Masses


Just For Some?

Leader of the Lost

Obama for PM

Obama Supporters - Insane?

Obama For Death