27 June 2009

Archbishop Orsenigo Celebrates Hitler's Birthday

Since, as my last post states, there are no photographs of Eugenio Pacelli and Hitler together, either before or after Pacelli became pope, the next best thing to discredit Pope Pius XII is a photograph of Hitler with the man that succeeded Pacelli as Papal Nuncio to Germany. Archbishop Cesare Orsenigo held this office from 1930 to 1945, which meant it was his job to represent the Vatican to whatever German government was in power. At first, it was the Weimar Republic, the president of which was Paul von Hindenburg (the photograph in my last post was of Pacelli leaving a birthday reception for von Hindenburg). Soon after von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, the Weimar Republic gave way to the Third Reich, and it was to Hitler and his government that Archbishop Orsenigo had to direct all Vatican negotiations and diplomacy.

18 June 2009

Photographic Evidence of the Pope Meeting Hitler

In an e-mail discussion with someone, I was told, "Just do a google and you will see many pictures of the Pope and Hitler together." The implication is that if they were photographed together, they must be collaborators, or the very least, on friendly terms. This, of course, is a faulty argument because before Eugenio Pacelli became Pope Pius XII, he was papal nuncio to Germany. This meant that it was his job to represent the Vatican to whatever German government was in power.

17 June 2009

Is Bristol Palin Promiscuous?

I haven't watched David Letterman since I was in high-school (my 20 year reunion was last year, so he must be getting pretty old); however, this exchange between him and Governor Sarah Palin has caught my attention. It's not the crudeness of Letterman's joke that caught my attention (although I did send an e-mail to CBS through the American Family Association asking for an apology). What really caught my attention was the environment in which this joke was deemed acceptable.

11 June 2009

Feisty Timor Leste Bucks Abortion Lobby, Upholds Right to Life

I applaud the small, Catholic nation of East Timor for standing up to the big, pro-abortion organisations of the United Nations. Don't back down.

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08 June 2009

Pro-Life Means Pro-LIFE

I've been following the George Tiller story, and there's one thing I just don't understand: Why are so many pro-abortion advocates drawing a connection between this killing and the pro-life movement? Anyone with any acquaintance with the pro-life movement will know the aim of this movement is the protection of life from conception to natural death. This means that the pro-life movement entails a lot more than just an anti-abortion agenda. The agenda also includes being anti-euthanasia, anti-human cloning, anti-human embryonic stem cells research and anti-death penalty (It should also include being anti-contraception, but I'm not going to debate that right now).

07 June 2009

In God We Trust?

The following quote comes from Wikipedia:
In God We Trust is the official motto of the United States and the U.S. state of Florida. The motto first appeared on a United States coin in 1864 during strong Christian sentiment emerging during the Civil War, but In God We Trust did not become the official U.S. national motto until after the passage of an Act of Congress in 1956. It is codified as federal law in the United States Code at 36 U.S. 302, which provides: "'In God we trust' is the national motto".

Now that President Obama has made it clear that America is not a Christian nation, this motto must be changed. This is my suggestion based on what seems to be the number one basis of faith in the present U.S. administration:
"In Condoms we trust."