15 February 2011

Pelosi rips ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

From CatholicCulture.org we get this news:
Affirming the link between contraception, homosexual activity, and legalized abortion-- all of which she supports-- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Catholic who serves as House Minority Leader, blasted the proposed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, calling it part of “the most comprehensive and radical assault on women’s health in our lifetime.”

Supporters of the act, she said, are “in a different philosophical place on…all engagements that result in a child. So that’s why homosexuality, that’s why birth control, all these things that are not consistent with their beliefs that are all about procreation.”

When it comes to morality, Nancy Pelosi usually gets it wrong. In this piece of news, however, she only got one thing wrong and the rest is correct.

05 February 2011

The Rite

I just watched the movie The Rite this afternoon, and I am thoroughly disappointed. The book with the same name by Matt Baglio, which I read as soon as it came out, is very good, so I had high expectations of the movie. It's easier to list all the things the movie got right than all the things it got wrong:
  • There is such a thing as demonic possession.
  • A course on exorcism is offered in Rome.
  • Sometimes a possessed person will vomit up nails.

Pretty much everything else in the movie is pure fiction.