I’m about 3 hours east of St. Louis and we are seeing spill-over here. I understand their need to protest, but it’s misguided. The Sharptons and Jacksons of the world are not their Messiahs….they play on hate and place blame at the wrong feet….The only way to fix this mess is one mother at a time!
 December 24, 2014 at 9:12am
The only way this cycle stops is when Black women get some self respect. Why do they think that they have to lay down with men that will leave them and the children they create? Those children end up in poverty, which is only a stones throw away from crime, and ultimately death…..What mother would want this for her children?
Dude, true, but let's keep on the real! YOU CANT FIX STUPID!
You make excellent points. Too bad they subject matter isn't listening, or worse, being paid to do the opposite.
This is not welcome news here this morning in St. Louis...just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water (unarmed)....
 November 23, 2014 at 10:23am
Ironman, what a ridiculous notion to sell the art…would you propose that the Louvre or Smithsonian sell the pieces that they curate? In the case of the Vatican, this collection is not only priceless in it’s historical value, but the art is sacred.
I don’t understand why whenever there is a piece written about the Catholic Church all the haters come out of the woodwork. Maybe if you attended Mass again, it would help remove the chip on your shoulder……just sayin’.
 November 7, 2014 at 12:09pm
very shallow thinking Sapper…..The real truth about sin is in the forgiveness.
 November 7, 2014 at 11:26am
You are correct. The ancient Jews were a “stiff necked” lot and they were punished for it….God sent His only son to atone for the sins of ALL man kind, not just the ones we humans think are worthy. The sooner the so called religious figure this out, the better the world will be.
November 7, 2014 at 10:50am
I think Christ has already answered your question in the Beatitudes, Blessed are the merciful……Isn’t everyone seeking God welcomed to come to Him? If He denied sinners from His presence, Heaven would be a pretty lonely place.
 November 7, 2014 at 10:21am
The entire premise of the Christian philosophy IS love and compassion; love the sinner, but hate the sin.
Too late! I just heard Beck and O'Reilly say that the passengers on the flight with the nurse who traveled with a low grade fever and now has Ebola, are banned from flying anywhere until further notice.
 October 15, 2014 at 8:21am
see my post regarding CURRENT CDC guidelines for health care workers…….these guidelines were issued as late as yesterday. There is no way that the recommended PPE would protect you from this disease. Scary stuff!!
 October 15, 2014 at 7:39am
1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Have an ample supply of disposable gloves, hospital masks, and fluid resistant gowns, and be able
to provide a face shield or goggles for all healthcare personnel (HCP) who may evaluate or care for
a potential EVD patient.
• recommends double-gloving in the care of suspected or confirmed EVD patients. Given the
high mortality associated with EVD and lack of approved specific treatment for this infection,
hospitals may consider having HCP use a higher level of personal protective equipment than the
minimum measures described in the CDC guidance.
• Maintain proficiency in the proper donning and doffing of PPE
THESE ARE DIRECT QUOTED GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH CARE PERSONEL DEAING WITH EBOLA PATIENTS.
Proving to us all once again that they know absolutely zilch about Level 4 viruses. There are Microbiologists and Virologists out there that are more than qualified to handle this and should be in charge.
October 14, 2014 at 5:10pm
zappa…halting flights out of the country does not seem unreasonable, or at the very least travel from the affected countries must be limited.
 October 14, 2014 at 4:59pm
Sad, but true. Precious time is being wasted with the blame game on all fronts. Governments in all countries had better get their collective s h I t together and figure out how to stop the spread of this disease!!
 October 14, 2014 at 9:45am
I have asked that question a thousand times!!….there is no way that a garden variety hospital, or it’s staff is qualified to deal with this type of virus!!! At the very least, some one from the CDC should be on premises at all times supervising and instructing on the proper ways for containment…….It makes my head want to explode!!
CDC workers are busy trying to do important stuff.... Like explain why fat chicks struggle to get laid in Teen years, to prove that homosexuality is genetic and that whites are genetically racist.
Oh, all those things require them to surf the web extensively studying and tracking different porn sites. They also need regular breaks to battle blue balls and experimentation of different things they saw.
Hospitals can't even stop C. Diff and MRSA transfers let alone Ebola...
 July 15, 2014 at 8:01pm
When will we figure out that you can’t fight or win a war against ideology? This is a cultural issue inside these countries that has been going on for a thousand years…..and no “nation building” on our part is going to change that……our government is full of fools if they think other wise!
I say keep our borders tight and let them battle it out until Kingdom come……and at the rate it’s going, that may be sooner than we think.
War is killing people and destroying their possessions. If we can't do that,stay the Hell home!
Precisely why when I saw the name "Barrack Hussein Obama" I knew better than to vote for him. No one had to tell me a word about the man. All I needed was to hear a Muslim name.
The Muslim countries are fighting for power now using American weapons, Iran has a nuke, and our American border is wide open to let these killers in. Have we twice elected a Muslim, or have do we have an American in our White House? I think the facts speak for themselves. Bill O'Reilly be damned.
Yes you can win a war ...you forgot to say we did win the war..you forgot to say we ran away home after we won the war...stupid is as stupid writes......you are a blind man
 July 12, 2014 at 8:19am
The violence in this world has nothing to do with God, man has always had free will . This is what we choose. The pain and suffering we inflict on each other goes against what God has asked of us, we’re just to selfish to stop it.
As far as the tragedy mentioned in this story, this is where your Faith comes in, we were never promised a life with out suffering….we were promised that our Faith in God would get us through our struggles.
You ask where is God?……He is right where you need Him.
OK, but as an atheist I get through my suffering just fine without "god" and dont ask the rest of society to follow my (your gods) rules. I understand that when tragedy happens it just does, natures hard to figure, I understand that science does far more to save and improve lives than some silly book ever will. I understand that when "believers" put their belief in myth ahead of common sense and science (i.e. climate change) it is actually detremental to the future on my family and the world in this life time irrelevant of some percieved afterlife. So when I see your faith an excuse for failing to take responsibility and refusing to administer actual thoughts to complex concerns, you'l have to excuse me
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I totally agree that tragedy has nothing to do with the old white guy in the sky
 July 6, 2014 at 8:12am
I think any one that travels to these middle eastern countries at this time should be banned from retuning to the countries where they originated from.
If they try to re-enter a real nation, they should be arrested, tried, and executed for treason.
 July 5, 2014 at 8:24pm
If the priest repented and confessed his sin, why would he need to be excommunicated?? I think suspension of certain of the Sacraments happen, But by reason of his Baptism, he is still entitled to a Christian burial.
Farther down the list you say “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do”…What is it they “do”?…..They hate. In order to forgive you must offer love…..unconditionally. That is the true measure of forgiveness and Christianity.
I don't believe sacraments are suspended because you sin. If anything, you need the sacraments even more!
I keep wondering why Harry Reid and Pelosi never get kicked out of their churches.
Obama's is the church of Marxism and politicians. No one will ever get kicked out of those churches.
 June 19, 2014 at 7:24am
I would be interested to see how you back up that statement. RCIA follows the same format for all Dioceses.
As for a Catholic education, my kids attend a small school in a small town (current enrollment less that 200). The school consistently displays test scores that exceed the national standard by 30-40%!!! In my opinion, a Catholic education is still the best way to go.
Social Justice has always been the teaching of the Catholic Church, and the Bible….we are obligated to care for the “widows and orphans”. The problem lies not with the Church, but with the Government. Social justice was never intended for the lazy, only for those who could not help themselves. It all ran smoothly when the churches (all denominations) were responsible for the poor. As with anything else, it only gets screwed up when the government gets involved.
[-10] June 2, 2014 at 8:34am
I agree. Islam in not the only religion with dietary restrictions. I prefer buying Kosher or Halal meats, etc……..you have a better chance of knowing what you’re eating that way.
It's not their dietary restrictions we have a problem with. It's the hypocrisy of maintaining a strict diet to please god at the same time you're advocating the murder of innocent people.
It is a shakedown scam. I have seen fruits marked Kosher. I have seen things that contain high-fructose corn syrup kosher. This is about MONEY. A protection racket.
Of course fruit is marked kosher. Nearly all fresh fruit is kosher. Unless you like your apples dipped in pig fast it's very hard to make fresh for not be kosher. And as for corn syrup, it's made from corn. Why wouldn't it be kosher. There are no laws of kashrut for fruits and vegetables.
I will not buy halal since it came to light how much more brutal they are in killing animals and how super filthy their slaughter houses are. No thanks, I know Kosher and cleanliness and even though we have problems with our slaughter houses, I have been told by those who had access to halal places that ours are far, far better and cleaner! In any case, pork was denied due to desert heat and hooves which in today's world mean absolutely nothing, so my father loved his bacon!