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  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nationís classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, ďgenocide,Ē and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of ďhate,Ē the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of ďdiversityĒ and the rhetoric of ďinclusion.Ē But what many of its foot...
  • Atheist film critic says 'Philomena' movie is an attack on Catholics

    12/11/2013 6:26:07 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    cna ^ | December 10, 2013
    New York City, N.Y., Dec 10, 2013 / 12:37 pm (CNA).- An atheist movie reviewer has criticized the new film ‚ÄúPhilomena‚ÄĚ as ‚Äúanother hateful and boring attack on Catholics,‚ÄĚ saying that it unfairly shows the Church as exploitative and coercive. ‚ÄúAnyone who is honest understands that it lambastes the way Irish Catholicism played out in 1950s Ireland, using falsehoods whenever necessary to underscore the point,‚ÄĚ said Kyle Smith, a movie critic for the New York Post. ‚ÄúSome like ‚ÄėPhilomena‚Äô for that reason. Some think there should be a little more art than diatribe to a film,‚ÄĚ he continued. The...
  • The 10 Best Movies of 2015

    01/12/2016 12:50:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | January 12, 2016 | John Hanlon
    With the Golden Globe awards airing last Sunday and the Oscar nominations coming out later this week, I recently took a look at the films of the past year and come up with my annual list of the ten best movies of the year.Overall, 2015 was a great year at the movies with a lot of great films arriving (including big budget fare like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World). There were plenty of box office failures as well (including financial flops like Fantastic Four and cinematic duds like Fifty Shades of Grey) but overall, the local cineplex...
  • De Blasio wonít be in NYC St. Patrickís Day Parade

    02/04/2014 2:44:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:24 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nationís largest St. Patrickís Day parade, deciding to skip one of his cityís signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay signs.De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit out the traditional march along Fifth Avenue. ďI will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city,Ē said de Blasio on Tuesday during an unrelated press conference at City Hall. ďBut I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.Ē Ö
  • Oh my: White House having second thoughts on new contraception rule? (Keep up the pressure!!)

    02/07/2012 8:35:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    How dangerous is this for them? Dangerous enough that even Chris Matthews, who was last seen praising Obama‚Äôs beatific smile as worth 10 points in the booth this November, is talking about how ‚Äúfrightening‚ÄĚ it is that the state might start dictating to churches in matters of conscience. If they‚Äôve got Tingles saying stuff like that, imagine what undecided religious voters are thinking. A key White House adviser on faith issues said Tuesday that several organizations with ties to the administration have approached President Obama¬ís aides about finding a resolution to fast-growing controversy over a new rule requiring many Catholic...
  • Romneycare Required Anti-Catholic Regulations Like Obamacare's

    02/07/2012 4:35:25 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/07/2012 | Jim Meyers
    C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, told the Boston Globe that Romneyís criticism of President Obama is hypocritical because as governor he did not lift the state-level requirement of contraception coverage. ďThe initial injury to Catholic religious freedom came not from the Obama administration, but from the Romney administration,Ē Doyle said.
  • Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation

    02/07/2012 11:14:39 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/7/12 | John McCormack
    Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010. She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare. But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the "week-after" pill "ella" that can induce early abortions.
  • Statue Of Christ Beheaded

    03/07/2006 8:19:24 AM PST · by NYer · 65 replies · 1,848+ views
    KUTV ^ | March 6, 2006
    OREM A statue of Jesus Christ was vandalized at a Timpanogos Memorial Gardens cemetery last night in Orem. The head of the seven foot tall marble statue was smashed off, likely with a sledge hammer, then stolen. The statue was hand carved in Italy and has stood as the center piece of the cemetery for over 50 years. Cemetery Caretaker Dave Condon says people often sit at the foot of the statue seeking a moment of peace, ďItís a sad thing to see a piece of art ruined just for no reason at all.Ē The statue is valued at between...
  • Big church halts support of ministries

    04/25/2005 7:59:46 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 547 replies · 6,539+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/24/05 | Ken Garfield
    Cites concerns about Roman Catholics, other faiths KEN GARFIELD Staff Writer One of Charlotte's best-known churches has withdrawn support for a food pantry that serves the needy because the pantry works with Roman Catholics. Central Church of God explained its decision in a letter March 1 from minister of evangelism Shannon Burton to Loaves & Fishes in Charlotte: "As a Christian church, we feel it is our responsibility to follow closely the (principles) and commands of Scripture. To do this best, we feel we should abstain from any ministry that partners with or promotes Catholicism, or for that matter, any...