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July 29, 2014

Court Says Ground Zero Cross Can Stay, Atheists Weep and Gnash Teeth

Creative Minority Report - 3 months 4 days ago
I don't think the atheists really had a prayer with this lawsuit. The atheist group, American Atheists, pretended to be so horrified by the sight of a cross at the 9-11 museum...

Fifty thousand ministrants in pilgrimage to Rome

News.va - 3 months 4 days ago
Vatican City, 29 July 2014 (VIS) – From 4 to 8 August, more than fifty thousand ministrants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will make a pilgrimage to Rome, a trip organised...

Iraqi Christians brave heat to demand help from United Nations

Catholic Herald - 3 months 4 days ago
Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 50ºC (122ºF) to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants. Sahar...

Former ‘guardian’ of Vatican artworks dies at 85

Catholic Herald - 3 months 4 days ago
Once the “guardian” of the early Christian catacombs of Rome and the Vatican’s priceless artworks by Michelangelo, Raphael and other masters, Italian Cardinal Francesco Marchisano...

Words, Words, Words

Dominicana - 3 months 4 days ago
A couple of weeks ago, I went with a few brothers to the first installment of the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. Gathered around the SummerStage venue in Central Park...

Report: jihadists destroy St. George's mausoleum in Mosul

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 days ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the jihadist group that took over Mosul in June and subsequently expelled Christians from the city, has destroyed the mausoleum of St....

This is just about as Meta as it gets

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 4 days ago
So I’m fond of impressionists, and particularly fond of Jim Meskimen, who you may remember from this Anyway, some time back I wrote him about something or other and wound up on...

Mike Flynn on Stupid Atheist Tricks

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 4 days ago
I had never noticed this particular contradiction in the atheist arsenal of argument-padding in the struggle against You Know Who.  But now that he names it, I find myself going...

Pope Denounces Usury as “Inhuman”

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 4 days ago
Whaddaya know.  Turns out it’s still a sin.  That’s more Traditional than most of us bargain for. I love this guy so much! For a related perspective from Distributists…

Stop blaming the powerless

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 4 days ago
Memes like this: …are calculated to gin up anger against the most powerless people in a triad consisting of our rich and powerful Ruling Class, neglected troops, and powerless...

I keep hearing complaints about Common Core Math

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 4 days ago
Makes perfect sense to me!

2nd Circuit: Cross At Ground Zero Can Stay In Museum

The Religion Clause - 3 months 4 days ago
In American Atheists, Inc. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (2d Cir., July 28, 2014), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge by American Atheists...

Satanic Temple Says Its Followers Can Claim Exemption From Informed Consent Abortion Laws Under Hobby Lobby Principles

The Religion Clause - 3 months 4 days ago
The Satanic Temple announced yesterday that it was launching a campaign against "informed consent" laws that require abortion providers to furnish women certain informational...

4th Circuit Invalidates Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Religion Clause - 3 months 4 days ago
Continuing an unbroken string of victories for marriage equality proponents, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, in a 2-1 decision, struck down Virginia's ban on same...

Summer Reading: Everywhere in Chains

Snoring Scholar - 3 months 4 days ago
There are some books that I start and I keep reading, not sure exactly why. I finished Everywhere in Chains, by James Casper, in May, before summer officially started, but it’s...

Court Permits Church To Move Ahead on RLUIPA Claims

The Religion Clause - 3 months 4 days ago
In Church of Our Savior v. City of Jacksonville,(MD FL, July 18, 2014), a Florida federal district court permitted a church to move ahead with its claims that denial of a...

Zhejiang: 360 crosses or Christian buildings destroyed

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 4 days ago
Chinese Communist officials have continued their campaign against Christian institutions in the eastern province of Zhejiang. Since January, the government has demolished 360...

Why are so many couples getting married outside the Church?

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 4 days ago
Some answers, from The Atlantic:  Even though marriage has been a major reason why adults have joined the Church in the past, it’s becoming less so. Between 2000 and 2012, adult...

Dates confirmed for Pope Francis' trip to Sri Lanka, Philippines

News.va - 3 months 4 days ago
(Vatican Radio)  The Holy See Press Office issued a comunique Tuesday confirming the dates of the Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Accepting the...

Global religious freedom report falls short of action needed, critics say

EWTN - US Latest News - 3 months 4 days ago
Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2014 / 05:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the U.S. State Department releases its annual global religious freedom report, observers say that the government must...

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