Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Effects of Divorce on Children  , ( some game ) by Dr. James Dobson 

Listen to the radio commentary here.

Jerry Rice speaks up on defending the flag 

Can you be a good Catholic and support what your church is against ?

A small group of Catholics protested peacefully on Sunday outside the Catholic Church where Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate attends.
Tim Kaine, Clinton’s vice presidential pick and a U.S. Senator for Virginia, often says he is a Catholic and “personally pro-life,” but his actions show otherwise. Kaine has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record from Planned Parenthood so far in 2016.

( Billy’s thoughts – I am happy anytime someone goes to church to worship God. I am also not a big backer of protests at churches. Still these folks bring up a good point how can you be a good Catholic and oppose the teaching of your church on abortion. It is something every true Catholic should think about before they vote this November. Read the rest of the above story here. )

The Pope is again out to lunch on Radical Islam 

On July 26, two Muslims slit the throat of a French Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Jacques Hamel, 85, while he was saying Mass in his church.
Five days later, during his flight returning to Rome from World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, Pope Francis gave a press conference. He was asked about the French priest and Islam by Antoine-Marie Izoard, a journalist with I.Media, a French Catholic news agency. Izoard said:
“Catholics are in a state of shock — and not only in France — following the barbaric assassination of Father Jacques Hamel in his church while he was celebrating Holy Mass. Four days ago … you told us once again that all religions want peace. But this holy priest, eighty-six years old, was clearly killed in the name of Islam. So I have two brief questions, Holy Father. When you speak of these violent acts, why do you always speak of terrorists but not of Islam? … And then, … what concrete initiative can you launch or perhaps suggest in order to combat Islamic violence?”

Pope Francis responded:
“I don’t like to speak of Islamic violence because every day when I open the newspapers I see acts of violence, here in Italy: someone kills his girlfriend, someone else his mother-in-law…and these violent people are baptized Catholics! They are violent Catholics…If I spoke about Islamic violence, I would also have to speak about Catholic violence.”
The pope of the Roman Catholic Church, when asked about Islamic terror and the slitting of the throat of a Roman Catholic priest by Islamic terrorists, responds that there is also Catholic terror — that a man who was baptized Catholic who “kills his girlfriend” is the moral and religious equivalent of Muslims who engage in mass murder in the name of Islam.

( Pope Francis and the Decline of the West )

Killer quotes the Bible in the wrong way 

The Omaha woman who failed to provide food, warmth or clothing to a freezing 4-year-old girl, leading to the girl’s death, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 25 years in prison.
Immediately before she was sentenced, 22-year-old Chelsey Cook quoted Bible verses to the judge and claimed that she was being crucified.
“I’m a good person. I’m a really good mom,” she said. “This whole situation is very irritating, but even though this is a bad situation, I learned a lot.
“I just hope you guys don’t end up in my shoes, for you all to see that this is wrong. This is very wrong. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.”
Prosecutor Molly Keane fired back, saying that Cook’s statements were difficult to listen to in the context of what occurred — that little Alicia Morrow lost her life because of Cook’s unwillingness to offer aid, which led to the girl’s death in January.

( Billy’s thoughts – Lets pray this lady truly comes repentance for her crime/sin. Lets also pray this family is healed. That is something only the Lord can do. Read the rest of the above story here. )

Brain-eating amoeba ‘miracle’: Florida teen is 4th survivor in last 50 years

A teenager is alive and recovering after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida, hospital officials said.Sebastian DeLeon, 16, is the fourth survivor out of 138 cases in the last 50 years in the U.S.

He was treated at the Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. Doctors discovered he contracted Naegleria fowleri, an infection with a 97 percent fatality rate.

Most cases result in death within 18 days of initial contact with the amoeba.

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Faith helps ‘Big Lou’ Parker through life’s battles

Louis “Big Lou” Parker is in the midst of dealing with life’s latest jab. In mid-August, a thief made off with his truck, the linchpin of his lawn service, Big Lou’s A Touch of Class. But the imposing Omahan is not angry or sullen. He is grateful.
“The Bible says in all things give thanks. I don’t know why I’m going through this right now, but my business is blessed,” he says. “I know it’s for a reason. It’s for a purpose.”
More than an entrepreneur, Big Lou, 52, is an accomplished fighter. A former professional boxer – yes – but a fighter in a much deeper sense; a man who has fearlessly faced challenge after challenge, been knocked down in life and through faith and sheer will, has returned to his feet. 

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Faith at the OlympicsRIO’S best kept secret 

Read or listen to the commentary here.

More faith would help marriage not Trump, or Clinton 

The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “Uneasy Bedfellows,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to share a religious outlook, and he suggested that if they did, they could far more easily handle their political disputes.My caller makes a good point.

( When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers )

Your son will learn to problem-solve.’ Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice

If you’re a parent racing to deliver your son’s forgotten algebra assignment to Catholic High School for Boys in Arkansas, Principal Steve Straessle has a little advice: stop and turn around.
The all-boys private school in Little Rock has long had a rule barring parents from coming to the school to drop things off — such as forgotten lunches, assignments and sports equipment — for their children, but parents occasionally forgot about it and had to be turned away at the front door. So the school decided to post a sign as a reminder as this school year got underway.
Adorned with a red stop sign, the placard reads: “If you are dropping off your son’s lunch, books, homework, equipment etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence.”

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