Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Domestic Church Daily Clips 03/25/2010

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    • The White House’s proposed executive order to “deal” with the abortion problems in the Senate health care reform bill reveals that the President will not even attempt to ensure that there is no federal funding for abortion or mandates for abortion coverage in the bill.
    • Also, the executive order is not permanent law, just as regulations are not permanent law.  Either or both of these can be repealed by President Obama and his administration fairly easily.


      Should this executive order remain in place, it does not even attempt to address the broad mandate authorities in the bill that could be used to require private insurance plans to cover abortions.  For instance, the Mikulski amendment to the Senate bill allows an administrative agency to determine what is “preventive care.”  If abortion is categorized as “preventive care,” private insurance plans will be required to cover abortions.

  • "Like the man said, this is a big f***ing deal.

    Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.

    Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday.

    However, if a child is accepted for coverage, or is already covered, the insurer cannot exclude payment for treating a particular illness, as sometimes happens now."

    tags: obama, healthcare, areyousorryyet?

    • ike the man said, this is a big f***ing deal.


      Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.


      Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday.


      However, if a child is accepted for coverage, or is already covered, the insurer cannot exclude payment for treating a particular illness, as sometimes happens now.

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      • This feast is very important in the defense of the life of unborn children. Even with small children, this is a good day to begin teaching about the high value God places on human life. He loved us so much that he became one of us, took on our human nature and became an innocent, completely dependent infant.

      • This is a Solemnity, so when this feast falls during the Lenten season, our Lenten penance obligations are lifted. We should celebrate by some special food or dinner. This feast day forecasts the blessed event of Christmas, and illustrates how the liturgical year is an endless circle of days. To celebrate this circle or cycle, serve a cake, coffee rings, or wreath-shaped cookies, or foods shaped in ring molds for this feast day. A perfect symbolic food would be an angel food cake for the archangel Gabriel, baked in a tube pan for the endless circle, decorated with the frosting highlighted with blue for Mary.

      • A traditional food for this day is waffles. "Lady Day" or Annunciation, is the only feast of Mary that Sweden still celebrates since the Lutheran faith became the state religion in 1593. In most of Europe, waffles are a traditional feast day food, but on the feast of the Annunciation in Sweden this is THE "Waffle Day" (Vaffeldagen), where waffles are served either for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with lingonberries or cloudberries.
  • tags: Catholic, Mary, Annunication

      • Saint Luke 1:26-53
        ; Magnificat (Luke 1:46-53); Psalm. 139; John 1.


      • Creed (See also
        Catechism of the Catholic Church, Creed, Article
        3.)


      • The Angelus



      • Rosary (Five Joyful Mysteries:
        Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation of Jesus, Finding
        of Jesus in the Temple)


      • Catechism: section
        on Angels (§328336)
    • Make a special
      Annunciation Candle. Use a fat pillar candle of white or blue.
      Carve a niche in the wax large enough to fit inside it a tiny
      image (or picture cut from a Christmas card) of the Infant Jesus.
      Fasten a "curtain", made from a small piece of white
      cloth, over the opening with pins pushed into the wax. The candle
      wax represents the purity of the Virgin. The Baby is "hidden"
      within the body of the candle. Light the candle when the
      Angelus or Rosary is said on this Feast. The same candle
      can be saved from year to year. It can also be used on other
      feast days and solemnities of the Blessed Virgin (
      Assumption, Immaculate Conception); as well as on Pro-life
      observances (e.g., January 22, in the US). On Christmas the little
      curtain would be removed from the niche so the Holy Infant can
      be seen.
    • Bake a special
      cake to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation (perhaps a traditional
      seed cake?), or make waffles (a Swedish tradition). An angelfood
      cake would also be appropriate. It could be iced in pale blue,
      the traditional color of Mary's mantle.
  • " * Marian Feasts
    o Celebrating Marian Feasts
    o Saturday Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    o Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: January 1
    o Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) February 2
    o Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11
    o Solemnity of the Annunciation March 25
    o Mary, Help of Christians May 24
    o Feast of the Visitation: May 31
    o Our Lady of Perpetual Help: June 27
    o Our Lady of Mount Carmel: July 16
    o Solemnity of the Assumption: August 15
    o Memorial of the Queenship of Mary: August 22
    o Feast of the Birth of Mary: September 8
    o Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows: September 15
    o Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary: October 7
    o Memorial of the Presentation of Mary: November 21
    o Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: December 12



    * Crafts
    o Making Rosaries
    o Wire Rosaries
    o Making Knotted-Cord Rosaries
    o Bead-and-Cord Rosaries
    o Birthstone Rosaries
    o Mary (and Joseph) Cloaks
    o Beeswax Candles for Candlemas
    o Mary Dolls
    o Paper Flowers
    o Stepping Stones
    o Mary Baskets
    o Holding Hands with Mary
    o Memorare Roses-Cross-Stitch Pattern



    * Prayers
    o Acts of Consecration
    + Prayer of Total Consecration
    + Daily Consecration to Mary
    + A Child's Consecration to Mary
    + Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    + Prayer for the Consecration of the Family
    + Family Consecration to the Sacred heart of Jesus
    + Family Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    o The Angelus and the Regina Caeli
    o The Rosary
    + How To Pray the Rosary
    + The Joyful Mysteries
    # First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

    tags: Catholic, Mary, Annunication

  • tags: Catholic, Mary, Annunication


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