And the Catholic Church is as interested in declaring Ryan among the truly faithful as Baptists are in embracing Phelps as one of their own.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a series of stern letters to Republican committee chairman in the House. The subject was proposed cuts to programs like food stamps and housing assistance, consistent with the overall spending blueprint that House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan has put forward. The message: Don’t slash the safety net, particularly if you’re doing so to finance tax cuts for the wealthy. … The rebuke from the Bishops is welcome, if a bit overdue. Ryan has cited Catholic valuesas a justification for his proposals, saying that reducing government is consistent with Church teachings about self-reliance, local control, and allowing civil society to flourish. Those statements prompted an outcry from many Catholic leaders, who noted the Church’s longstanding defense of social welfare policies, but not from the Bishops, who have reserved most of their public criticism for policies on abortion and (lately) contraception.
Ryan is more Rand than Rome. Far more.
Police took a man into custody Monday after “multiple people” were shot near Texas A&M University, a police official said. Several law enforcement officers were among the people shot, Rhonda Seaton of the College Station Police Department told CNN. She didn’t have information on how many people were shot or their conditions. She said a person identified as the gunman was in custody. The shooting happened about one block from campus, Seaton said.
You reap what you sow. Individually and societally. What more is there to say? Our country isn’t willing to change its policies and our population isn’t willing to change itself. So, there you have it. No point really in praying that things will change as I fear that what God spoke to Jeremiah he also speaks to us (and I’m more and more convinced of it every day) :
Therefore do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer on their behalf, for I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their trouble. – Jer 11:14
Why? Because praise band worship services are man centered, anti-scripture, debacles of spiritual emptiness intended not to communicate biblical truth but actually to replace the truth with a lie. What lie? The lie that worship is about mankind and not about God. The lie that Church is about YOU and not about GOD.
In the guise of ‘praise’, God’s Word is abandoned. Nothing could be more heretical, from a Reformed/Protestant standpoint than that. Nothing.
If you attend a ‘church’ where ‘praise bands’ hold sway, get out of Sodom while you still can. Such churches offer neither real praise nor real worship. Instead, they praise fallen humanity and worship man.
The face of one neither ashamed nor sorry
A Gainesville woman who was driving to a bar with eight children in her van was arrested on DUI and child neglect charges after a minor traffic crash at 1100 W. University Ave. on Friday night, according to arrest reports.
Laws should change. Drunk drivers should each and every one each and every time be charged with attempted murder because that’s exactly what they’re doing when they get behind the wheel.
Lawanda Lowery-Gale, 32, of 1939 NW 31st Ave., was charged with DUI, eight counts of child neglect and driving with a suspended license by the Gainesville Police Department. The incident occurred about 9:50 p.m. when Lowery-Gale side-swiped another car on University Avenue with her Kia van, police reported. In the van were eight children aged 10 months to 14 years. Police said six of the youngsters were her children and two were nieces.
She’s the typical drunk- a multiple offender who has no license and yet is walking the streets, or rather driving the roads anyway- without regard to anyone else or anything else. She should be in prison. All drunk drivers should.