Skip to main content

Obama's Campaign of Pain leaves families of fallen soldiers without deserved 'death gratuities' Comments

Absolutely everyone is outraged over the report that grieving families are being denied their rightful benefits due to the ongoing government shutdown. Approximately $100,000 in "death gratuities" are being delayed to families who need them to cover funeral and transportation costs for the deceased. Continue Reading

1 - 10 of 40 Comments

  1. Joe
    9 months ago

    KarlDVF, My Thanks to you for your service. Peace...

  2. Joe
    9 months ago

    I like Bucklaw's comment, a wise comment. Thank you...

  3. KarlVDH
    9 months ago

    Joe, respectfully... give me a break. How about the INCREDIBLE lies Bush and his boys told to get us into Iraq- a war from which I will limp for the rest of my days and can no longer hear out of my right ear?
    How about the series of lies Clinton told?
    What of the lies of Bush the First?
    Let's not pretend Presidents lying to us is a new phenomenon under Obama. there are more than enough real criticisms we can offer. Obama's lies haven't left several thousand American soldiers disabled for life.

  4. KarlVDH
    9 months ago

    Ok... I loathe the man and his administration, but just HOW partisan are we going to be? It wasn't Obama that shut down the government. It's not Obama that's keeping it going.

  5. gil
    9 months ago

    I go to a Catholic Online site to find inspiration or news and I get a political view, no wonder the young are leaving the Church, you think holiness is been a Confederate Tea Party ideology..... too bad.

  6. SaraPalen
    9 months ago

    oh, Sen Cruz is peeping alright, just have to know where to look.

    this train was derailed from the US Constituttion when the democrats took it upon themselves to unify the powers spelled out in Art. 1 (in simple language that even Congress can understand). and unlawfully gave the President the power to arbitrarily and capriciously make law in the form of mandates and exemptions, and unprecedented violations of civil liberties. This is not settled law, and the House is sending bills over which are getting rejected because the Executive branch does not want to give back an inch of power that it has illicitly gained.

  7. Rob
    9 months ago

    You are right DLL. Ted Cruz's work has been masterful. Notice how he derails the train and then you don't hear a peep from him?

  8. DLL
    9 months ago

    "Never waste a good crisis"! I think that that was the tactic of the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

  9. Bucklaw
    9 months ago

    Shame. I think certain links give Catholics a bad name. Is it bash your neighbor as yourself?

  10. chrly
    9 months ago


    The latest news is that Boehner is dropping his requirements on defunding Obamacare from the debt ceiling and budget talks. Boehner and the Republican party are the majority party and were inept in writing legislation to keep the military benefits funded and they should have done a better job of writing the legislation (I think they have scores of lawyers working for them and they need to get competent people). If Boehner is dropping is demand of defunding Obamacare now, he put the country through all this trouble for nothing.
    All the programs that Boehner and the Republican party want to defund now are laws that were legally passed and upheld by the Supreme Court. The way it was done prior to Boehner is to pass separate legislation amending those laws. Boehner should follow the protocol. Boehner did not attend a sit down meeting with the Senate to pass a Budget. No Budget has reached the President for is signature and to become law only CR (continuing resolutions). Republicans when they were running the senate wanted a up and down vote with no fillibuster. Now Republicans will not permit an up and down vote in the Congress. All parties should follow the same rules for a democracy to work


Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 26:1-9
At the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 69:6, 8-10, 14
Those who hope in you must not be made fools of, Yahweh ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58
and, coming to his home town, he taught the people in their ... Read More

Saint of the Day

August 1 Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori
August 1: Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and the founder of the ... Read More