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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Ashley Mcguire
The United Nations has gone on the attack against the Catholic Church, demanding the Vatican immediately discharge all suspected and known child abusers, characterizing its views of gays and birth control as archaic and insisting the Holy See open for public review any files on any clergy tied to criminal investigations.
Conservative Catholic groups expressed outrage Wednesday over a U.N. panel's scathing report on the Vatican's sex abuse scandal, saying the oversight group overstepped its authority by calling for the Catholic Church to change some of its fundamental laws on homosexuality, birth control and abortion.
The tough new abortion restrictions signed into law Thursday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry will almost certainly be challenged in court, the American Civil Liberties Union promised, and are already fueling a movement to unseat the lawmakers who supported the measure, angry pro-choice leaders said.
The Obama administration's decision to delay the new health care law's "employer mandate" after business owners complained about its complexity has critics asking why, a few days prior, the White House would green-light a rule it sees as a burden on religious employers who do provide health insurance.
If President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner really hurry, they can tie the "fiscal cliff" to 12/12/12 — as in Dec. 12, 2012, a Wednesday filled with "once in a lifetime" buzz, and the final alliteration date of the century.
Tiffany's has blood on its hands. Baby blood. The blood from some 350,000 abortions each year performed in America by Planned Parenthood.
"It shows a certain ignorance of how the church works," said Ashley McGuire of The Catholic Association. "They don't just change canon law. The church's teachings, many of them are thousands of years old and are grounded in deep moral principle. To just fire a shot off the bow and not look at the actual reality of the last 10 years seems totally unfair and undermines the credibility of the report."
Ashley McGuire, of The Catholic Association, said in an email that the U.N. group's attack was misplaced.