Wednesday, August 18, 2010 \AM\.\Wed\.
This fall all of the hopes and dreams of those who have detested Middle American values stands in the balance. Those values are best exemplified in religious beliefs shared by many faith traditions. However, Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox Christians and Orthodox Jews are those to which the angry Professional Left, to use Robert Gibbs (President Obama’s Press Secretary’s) term, will most turn their anger. Some may say this seems a little far-fetched, after all aren’t some of those people from the “Professional Left” religious themselves? Yes, some on the “Professional Left” are religious, but they often go to great pains to say they are not affiliated with any faith tradition. They often classify themselves as “spiritual.”
During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, then Senator Obama made by his own admission his biggest gaffe. The future President, speaking in San Francisco, called those middle Americans of western Pennsylvania, “bitter clingers.” In his own words, the future President described western Pennsylvania residents as hard working salt of the earth folks who clung to “their guns and religion,” presumably because they weren’t enlightened enough to understand the modern world.
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Saturday, February 7, 2009 \PM\.\Sat\.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 \PM\.\Tue\.
Updates below ↓
I just got this from Dom Bettinelli of Bettnet.com and Thomas Peters of the American Papist concerning Amy Welborn (of Charlotte Was Both blog) and her husband who passed away this morning:
Michael collapsed this morning at the gym and was not able to be revived despite the efforts of EMTs and hospital personnel.
We are devastated and beg your prayers.
Please keep Michael, Amy, and their beautiful family in your prayers.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Eternal light grant him, O Lord. And please, Holy Mother of Sorrows, be with Amy and their poor children as they face this tragedy.
(Thank you Mark Shea, you are so good with words when it comes to prayers)
Update #1 (2-4-2009 AD, 4:45pm CST):
A collection to support Amy Welborn and her surviving family has been started up by Danielle Bean. For the link click here.
(Biretta Tip: Jay Anderson)
Update #2 (2-4-2009 AD, 5:25pm CST)
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf is celebrating a Mass for Michael Dubruiel and his surviving family here.