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Faith & Values in the News

Vatican: Pope won’t be intimidated into silence on life, homosexuality by ‘shouting’ media

The choice is between peace and a false peace, between the Gospel of Life and a non-Christian anti-gospel, between a respect for the sanctity of life and the culture of death. The Church values all persons, even those with no voice of their own.

Seminarian killed; dreamed of being ‘Father Daniel’

Very sad… rest in peace.

Key State Department official resigns in wake of Benghazi report

Underlings are being taken out while the chief culprits are still in safe denial. In any case, it is interesting that a few heads are rolling given that most news networks (except FOX) before the election treated the Benghazi incident as a non-story. A ridiculous film was blamed while the anniversary of 9-11 and insufficient security was brushed off. Mistakes were made and good people died. Where does the buck stop, today?

Number of Women Dying From Legal Abortions Doubles

Here is another item not on the regular national news…

Robert Bork: From Atheism to Christian Faith

Rest in peace. He and his wife were wonderful Christians who loved their country. Judge Bork was wronged by leaders of this nation but he never gave up on America.

‘Ray of light’: Lab chimpanzees to retire to sanctuary

Chimpanzees are not people. Millions will be spent to retire research chimps. Given that they are animals and not human beings, whom we allow to be destroyed in the womb, would not the better answer be animal-euthanasia? Just throwing out a question… I really do not have a set opinion either way. But it does seem to make sense that animal testing should precede risking human lives.

ABC, CBS Ignore Historic Appointment of Only African American Senator

This is huge and yet there is hardly a whimper about it!