Obama & Co. celebrate with the Catholic Church. Terrorists making heroes. Canada strikes back. Plus more.
STATE OF THE ART
Re: Matthew Vadum’s Yes, Canadian Health Care Helped Kill Natasha Richardson, Doctor Says:
I am a Canadian physician who has worked in various settings in Canada and around the world. I’ve practiced both at the Hopital Sacre-Coeur, which transiently cared for Mrs. Richardson, and one of Montreal’s premier trauma centres, and in a few rural hospitals in Quebec, some as far as 7 hours drive from the nearest major metropolitan area. The tragedy that occurred to Mrs. Richardson and her family is truly regrettable, but it would be wrong to fault the medical system.
Her medical care was delayed, to a degree, by her own volition. With an intracranial hemorrhage, time matters. The first ambulance en route to transport Mrs. Richardson was cancelled as a result of her initial refusal to accept care. By the time she was in crisis, even if the helicopter was stationed at the nearest airport and ready to go instantaneously, the time it would have taken to transfer to the helipad at Sacre-Coeur hospital would have approximated the time taken to transfer via ambulance, and would not have made a significant difference in her care.
Contrary to your assertions, the Quebec medical system employs state-of-the-art medical technology, and uses an emergency airplane equipped with on-board critical care facilities on a daily basis to transport patients from our northern regions to Montreal and other major hospital centres. And it does this free of charge to all Quebec citizens, and with a more efficient, less-bureaucratic system than any found in for-profit centres in the United States.
This tragedy would truly be compounded if we fail to prevent the
next head injury by not insisting that skiers wear appropriate
— Adam Hofmann, MD
PUT IT ON THE SCOREBOARD
Re: George Neumayr’s Touchdown Obama:
The One has found his Judas goats, Joe Biden and Kathleen
Sebelius, to lead the Catholic masses (pun intended) to
slaughter. With the sanctification of Obama, the administration
of Notre Dame leads many a foolish sheep astray. Listen closely
and one can hear the silence of the lambs.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
Nice to read someone who has a little education. I am a Catholic
and from my experience the whole of Catholic Priesthood has been
fed the teachings of Jesus “as babes” and not had them revealed
to them as though they are “wise and prudent” — just as Jesus
advised. For a look at the more wise and prudent edition of
Jesus’ political economics, you might enjoy my paper; Google
“Jesus, the Great Economist.” These “leaders” of the Catholic
church are sorely lacking the understandings of what Obama’s real
background and agenda are, and do not grasp the real Jesus’
teachings on such matters. If you want the fuller works, see my
book; Amazon “The Technology of Love” by Charles E. Hansen which
I released in 2004. Notre Dame is the big loser in this game, and
as you state, Saul Alinsky could not be happier — except I doubt
if he made the final cut as all the tickets have gone to
Catholics…all sold out.
— Charles E. Hansen
This is so troubling on so many fronts. Father Jenkins is giving voice to the strongest proponent of the culture of death — Barack Obama. He is putting before the captive audience of very impressionable youth a man who not only espouses but has already, in fewer than 90 days in office, lifted the ban on worldwide funding of abortion and the ban on embryo stem cell research! Father Jenkins is giving the devil his say!
Please all who truly understand the evil consequences of this action — call, write, email, and fax Fr. Jenkins and our beloved Pope Benedict. Do not let this go unchallenged!
If Fr. Jenkins does not accept the gifts of wisdom, courage and
right judgment from the Holy Spirit — do all you can to be at
this event! Plan to pray, sing and maybe just be silent in
protest for this unholy event!
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
The hits just keep coming.
Notre Dame’s invitation and pending honorary degree to the abortion-friendly Barack Obama is merely the latest in a seemingly endless stream of actions being taken by Church officials that are thoroughly inimical to the Gospel She’s supposed to defend.
Locally, Boston has lately witnessed Caritas Christi, the financially troubled health-care arm of the archdiocese, partner with a secular health care company in pursuit of a contract to provide state insurance covered health-care for low-income citizens of the Commonwealth, with state law requiring that such “care” include abortion.
In response to an outraged pro-life community, the partnership and Cardinal Sean O’Malley have tepidly pronounced that local Catholic hospitals would not perform abortions, nor make abortion referrals. At the end of the day, however, the partnership will undeniably be a dependable conduit for baby killing and baby killing referrals.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?