Category: Society & Common Good

Obama and Post-American World
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Big Fat Red Line

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The left has a long history of marrying incompetence and malice.

Baseball Park - PNC Park, Pittsburgh
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Bad Sports: Virtue & Vice at the Ballpark

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It really comes down to that — virtue vs. vice.

Calling all Catholics: Defend Your Brothers and Sisters in Syria
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Calling all Catholics: Defend Your Brothers and Sisters in Syria

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Catholics are supposed to be the champions of human rights. We are 25 percent of the U.S. population, yet Barack Obama was twice elected president and he wages numerous kinds of war both here and abroad. As Congress weighs Obama’s plan to bomb the Syrian people, Catholics and all Americans need to understand what’s at […]

Weekly Wits: 9/6/13
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Weekly Wits: 9/6/13

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We Need to Stop Eating the Marshmallows
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We Need to Stop Eating the Marshmallows

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It seems there might be a lesson here for America.

Police Storm German Homeschooling Family’s House, Seize Children
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Police Storm German Homeschooling Family’s House, Seize Children

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At 8:00 a.m. last Thursday, a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7–14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of […]

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on Saturday
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Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on Saturday

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“Do you fast? Then feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick, do not forget the imprisoned, have pity on the tortured, comfort those who grieve and who weep, be merciful, humble, kind, calm, patient, sympathetic, forgiving, reverent, truthful and pious, so that God might accept your fasting and might plentifully grant […]

Holy Land: Between Hope and Skepticism
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Holy Land: Between Hope and Skepticism

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When it comes to the current peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians the Jerusalem Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali feels torn between hope and skepticism. Talking to the international Catholic pastoral charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Bishop Shomali, who is responsible in the Latin Patriarchate for the Palestinian areas, said (last Friday): “My […]

Pope Francis, Other Christian Leaders Condemn Western Intervention in Syria
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Pope Francis, Other Christian Leaders Condemn Western Intervention in Syria

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Pope Francis, as well as other Christian leaders in the Middle East and around Europe are sounding the alarm of a possible global conflict should the US and other western powers launch an attack on Syria. In an interview with Vatican Radio yesterday, the Syrian Chaldean Catholic bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo, said that armed […]

Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Pastor for Opposing Homosexuality
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Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Pastor for Opposing Homosexuality

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A U.S. judge is allowing a lawsuit by a Ugandan homosexual group charging an Evangelical pastor with a “crime against humanity.” The American pastor is accused of violating international law for speaking against homosexuality and discussing legislation with Ugandan leaders. Scott Lively, an attorney and author, runs the Holy Grounds coffee house in Massachusetts where […]

Why Obamacare Is Good for Me
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Why Obamacare Is Good for Me

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I hate to say it, but ObamaCare has been good for me. Now, I know our economy is still struggling — Gallup says the unemployment rate just jumped to nearly 9 percent — and I know ObamaCare uncertainty is making many employers wary of hiring. But I also know that new opportunities exist for people […]

Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Saul David Alinsky
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King vs. Alinsky

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Emasculating the Faith of Our Fighters
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Emasculating the Faith of Our Fighters

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“There are no atheists in foxholes.” When Barack Obama ran for President, he promised to “fundamentally change” America. Over the last five years or so, the American people have gotten a pretty good idea of exactly what those words meant. We’ve seen that President Obama’s vision of America is one in which we are entirely […]

<em>Liberty Amendments</em>, by Mark Levin: A Five Part Series of Commentaries, Part One
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Liberty Amendments, by Mark Levin: A Five Part Series of Commentaries, Part One

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Readers of “Farewell to Apostate America,” my four part series advocating for an Article V Convention (among other avenues to restoration of the written Constitution) can imagine my interest in seeing Mark Levin’s just released book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic (Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster, 2013).  Currently it is number one on the […]

Big Brother is Watching You
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Big Brother is Watching You

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month or so, chances are you’ve heard the latest revelations regarding the NSA’s unlawful invasion of American citizens’ privacy. According to the Washington Post, “The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted […]

Governments Increasingly Object to UN Abortion Agenda
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Governments Increasingly Object to UN Abortion Agenda

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A growing sense of urgency surrounds the UN development agenda as major milestones approach and long-term goals are set to expire. Of particular concern to some is the fate of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Indeed many governments are expressing increasing exasperation with abortion advocates. In the closing minutes of a recent conference, delegates […]

Egypt: Christians are as Hopeful as They are Anxious
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Egypt: Christians are as Hopeful as They are Anxious

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“The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians!” These words were the commentary of Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut, Kyrillos William Samaan,  with regard to the latest Islamist attacks on Christians and Christian institutions in Egypt  while in conversation on Monday (August 12) with the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN). […]

Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Core State Standards
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Catholic Social Teaching and the Common Core State Standards

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The Common Core State Standards are raising tremendous controversy as politicians, educators, and parents analyze their accuracy and effectiveness; however, any analysis of the content of the Common Core State Standards necessarily ignores the main objection to these, or any federal standards, imposed on American schools.  The fact is that any federally imposed standard violates […]

Traffic Sign - Bicycle / Pedestrian
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Quality of Life

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Measuring everyone against an iron law turns them into criminals.

Tarquinius Superbus Makes Himself King by John Leech in Gilbert Abbott a Beckett's Comic History of Rome (1850)
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Is Obama a Tyrant?

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The lapdogs are heeling and playing dead.

Violated: A President's Visit
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Violated: A President’s Visit

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I awoke before dawn and was assaulted by the knowledge that today the President of the United States was coming to our little neck of the world. From the moment I heard about his little visit I had been torn, frustrated and angered. Why here, why come to a high school in a remote southern […]

In Great Secrecy
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In Great Secrecy

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Aborting Justice Over Dead Bodies
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Aborting Justice Over Dead Bodies

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Recently a comment was made to me that when a pro-life law is passed by a state legislature, it can be a hopeless victory. The reason is that, within days or weeks, the forces of death will orchestrate an action from a court at some level that will render the new law null and void. […]

Baby Crowned
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In America, Every Baby is a “Royal Baby”

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Across the globe, every birth should be celebrated!

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