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Tea Party Tutorial For CNN Reporters...and others

Freedom depends on the ability to be INDEPENDENT. Governments that seek control of 'worker drone' citizens, reduce freedom by increasing taxation, and rendering more and more of the population DEPENDENT on government 'largesse'.

The (media supported) attitude towards the 'Tea Party' movement is indicative of a government that has scorn for workers, feels entitled to their incomes and demands their unquestioning fealty. A government of one hundred days that already has this 'attitude', totally unearned, shows unspeakable audacity. The kind of audacity that shows up infamously throughout history . The audacity of totalitarian elites who 'govern' to control.

Control over income spending.
Control over life and death.
Control over speech and thought.

Stand up for yourself. Every day, stand up. Every day talk back to the paid commercials calling themselves 'news'.(Better yet,find some actual news.) Every day make up your own mind. Question every authoritative decree that comes down the chute - from your kid's school, to your local government. Stand up. Go with that patriotic feeling churning in your gut. Put yourself on the list of people who make their own decisions about education,religion,belief,and family. (You know, that list of potential problems for totalitarian governments). Stand up. Speak up. Raise up a large patriotic American family. Teach them the virtues of true freedom.

Be Independent. Be American!

(This rant might seem strange coming from an ex-pat Canadian, but I'm really counting on Americans to BE AMERICAN. There are far too many polite sheep in the world already.)


Notre Dame Dishonour

Dr. Mary Ann Glendon, America's most respected* Catholic layperson, refuses top honour from Notre Dame.

Catholic World News:

Mary Ann Glendon has announced that she will not accept the Laetare Medal-- the highest honor conferred by the University of Notre Dame-- at this year's commencement exercises.

Glendon-- the Harvard Law professor who recently stepped down from her post as US ambassador to the Holy See-- has indicated that she decided to decline the Laetare Medal because of her concerns about the commencement address that will be delivered by President Barack Obama. In an April 27 letter to Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, she wrote that a prospect "that once seemed so delightful has been complicated" by the Obama appearance and by Notre Dame's response to criticism from the American bishops.

In her letter Glendon expressed dismay that Notre Dame chose to honor the President despite his clear public stand against Catholic principles on key moral issues. She also voiced her discomfort with the university's suggestion that her own speech at the commencement exercises might counterbalance the Obama appearance. A commencement celebration, she said, "is not the right place, nor is a brief acceptance speech the right vehicle, for engagement with the very serious problems raised" by Notre Dame's decision to invite Obama in defiance of clear guidance from the US bishops.

Dr. Glendon's Letter

( * Fr. Jonathan Morris, Fox News )


Rosaries For Life

On May 3rd a 'prayer-a-thon' to end abortion is happenning. The St. Michael the Archangel Org. is rounding up a million rosaries to be prayed beginning 9am May 3.

Our parish is participating starting on May 1. It has been highlighted in our parish bulletin the past two Sundays, and the 'sign -up' sheet is in the Adoration Chapel. We will have many many rosaries to add to the petitioning of Heaven for the lives on the unborn.

Another prayer initiative upcoming is 'prayer week' in Cayman. Different churches in the Cayman Ministers' Assoc. are making consecutive 24 hr. prayer vigils ,for the spiritual health of our country. St. Ignatius kicks it off April 30 at 7pm until May 1, 7pm. "Pray 2009" will continue until May 9.

These two events are part of our Christian experience in Grand Cayman, and that Christian experience is the main part of why we live thousands of miles from family, at lesser salary and with 'island inconveniences'.

We love Canada, and we certainly miss our families. But we love our God, and we want our children to grow up free to express and live that love daily, in their everyday world. Cayman allows us that freedom.

I thank God for the Cayman Islands - a beautiful little country not yet overwhelmed by the 'anti-God'.

Notre Dame - The Bishops' Line Up

If I were 'Father' Jenkins, I wouldn't want to play against this team...

1. Bishop John D'Arcy - Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
2. Bishop Samuel Aquila - Fargo, ND
3. Bishop Gregory Aymond - Austin, TX
4. Bishop Gerald Barbarito - Palm Beach, FL
5. Bishop Leonard Blair - Toledo, OH
6. Archbishop Daniel Buechlein - Indianapolis, IN
7. Bishop Robert Baker - Birmingham, AL
8. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - Lincoln, NE
9. Archbishop Eusebius Beltran - Oklahoma City, OK
10. Auxiliary Bishop Oscar CantĂș - San Antonio, TX
11. Bishop Paul Coakley - Salina, KS
12. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo - Houston, TX
13. Archbishop Timothy Dolan - New York, NY
14. Bishop Thomas Doran - Rockford, IL
15. Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty - Scranton, PA
16. Bishop Robert Finn - Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
17. Bishop Victor Galeone - St. Augustine, FL
18. Cardinal Francis George - Chicago, IL; President, USCCB
19. Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger - Evansville, IN
20. Archbishop José Gomez - San Antonio, TX
21. Bishop William Higi - Lafayette, IN
22. Archbishop Alfred Hughs - New Orleans, LA
23. Bishop Joseph Latino - Jackson, MS
24. Bishop John LeVoir - New Ulm, MN
25. Bishop Jerome Listecki - La Crosse, WI
26. Bishop William E. Lori - Bridgeport, CT
27. Bishop Paul Loverde - Arlington, VA
28. Bishop George Lucas - Springfield, IL
29. Bishop Robert Lynch - St. Petersburg, FL
30. Bishop Joseph Martino - Scranton, PA
31. Bishop Charles Morlino - Madison, WI
32. Bishop George Murry - Youngstown, OH
33. Archbishop John J. Myers - Newark, NJ
34. Bishop R. Walker Nickless - Sioux City, IA
35. Archbishop John C. Nienstedt - St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
36. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien - Baltimore, MD
37. Bishop Thomas Olmsted - Phoenix, AZ
38. Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk - Cincinnati, OH
39. Bishop Kevin Rhoades - Harrisburg, PA
40. Bishop Alexander Sample - Marquette, MI
41. Bishop Edward J. Slattery - Tulsa, OK
42. Bishop Richard Stika - Knoxville, TN
43. Bishop Anthony Taylor - Little Rock, AR
44. Bishop Robert Vasa - Baker, OR
45. Bishop Thomas Wenski - Orlando, FL
46. Bishop David Zubick - Pittsburgh, PA