Res et Explicatio for AD 8-7-2009

Friday, August 7, 2009 \AM\.\Fri\.

Salvete AC readers!

Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world:

1. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York commended President Obama and the Democratic Party efforts inArchbishopDolan reforming Health Care.  He said this during the Knights of Columbus Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.  But his Grace gave this caveat that if reform…

“…leads to the destruction of life, then we say it’s no longer health care at all – it’s unhealthy care and we can’t be part of that.”

To accentuate this sentiment and as a warning to well meaning Catholics, Cardinal Levada explained that those that want to reform health care at any cost:

“[W]e do not build heaven on earth, we simply prepare the site to welcome the new Jerusalem which comes from God.”

2. Catholic convert Joe Eszterhas of Hollywood screenwriting fame, will be writing the screenplay for a movie aboutVirgen of Guadelupethe Virgin of Guadalupe.  Though no director nor a green light has been given on the go ahead of this movie project, the fact that Joe Eszterhas is writing the screenplay is newsworthy in itself because of the author himself is enough to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

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Shameless Cadging For Votes

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.


The Crescat blog is hosting the 2009 Cannonball Catholic blog awards.  Many very fine blogs have been nominated including Pro Ecclesia, Thoughts of A Regular Guy, The Cranky Conservative and Southern Appeal.  What?  Why I hadn’t noticed this before!   American Catholic has been nominated in two categories:   best political…not American Papist, and Best New Kid On The Block.  I know it will disappoint a few of our readers, but apparently we were not nominated in the Bat (Censored) Crazy category.  Personally I despise awards and view them as completely meaningless—until I win the award of course.  Any readers who might care to view the Crescat site, and, I don’t know, do something there like vote, just press here.