Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Silver Screen

A new documentary on the life of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be shown in movie theaters as pre-release screenings.  It will also be available in DVD format (TBD). A brief synopsis of the film is provided by the distributor

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The $1 Million Chelsea Clinton Wedding

The estimated cost of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding this evening is $1 million* and that is a very low estimate. Obscene, simply obscene. Talk about failing in the cardinal virtues of prudence and temperance.

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Something for the weekend.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.  Not period music of course, but few songs better evoke the despair of Confederates in the aftermath of defeat.  The above version is the original one sung by The

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The Varieties of Civil Disobedience

The 1849 essay “Resistance to Civil Government”, better known as “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”, by Henry David Thoreau is one of the most influential writings of the 19th century. Written to expound Thoreau’s ideas on resistance to a

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CivAnon: There is Help

No, this isn’t a McClarey home video.  My wife actually is the one who plays Civilization currently each day, while I would never go into raptures over Otto von Bismarck in a game.  How juvenile.  Now Abraham Lincoln on the

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Anne Rice Breaks Up With Christianity

I quit being a Christian. I’m out. In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism.

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Sneak Peak At There Be Dragons Movie Trailer

UPDATE at the BOTTOM The famous director of the movies The Mission and The Killing Fields, Roland Joffe, has just released a trailer teaser to his new film he is producing that encapsulates the early life of Saint Josemaria Escriva.

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Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  In modern society those who prate the most about tolerance often tend to be the most intolerant.   Case in point, what is happening to Jennifer Keeton, a grad student at Augusta State College, studying

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Obama Zombies

Hattip to Southern Appeal.  Hard to believe that the above video is actually pro-Obama rather than  a spoof.  It is produced by Campus Progress, a George Soros funded leftist group.  An odd thing about the video is the riff on

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Margaritaville Christianity; God's Way Or Our Way?

As Europe emerged from the Dark Ages, a growing populace happy for good news and grateful for these positive turn of events in their lives openly and without apology made the Catholic faith the center of their lives. They believed in

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A Story in Graphs

Once upon a time there was a country — it had its problems as any nation does, but it did well enough. Its people prided themselves on working hard, and they were comparatively well off: less so than the UK,

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Take it out of Petty Cash

  Thurston Howell III John Kerry agreed yesterday to pay 500k in sales tax  on  his yacht Isabel, which, as I detailed here, he had previously moored in Rhode Island in a transparent attempt to avoid these taxes.  Of course, I

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The Bell Revolt

Bell, California is the latest flashpoint in a growing taxpayer revolt.  A blue collar, mostly Hispanic town of 38,000, 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles, local residents were in a state of shock, which rapidly turned to blazing anger, after they

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The Vast JournoList Conspiracy

UPDATED BELOW The vast JournoList conspiracy can be called over-heated rhetoric. But then again, facts get in the way. The liberal staff writer for the Washington Post, Howard Kurtz, agrees with me on the left-leaning JournoList: To conservatives, it is

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Hobbesian Gun Control

I was struck by a passage out of this recent National Review piece by Keven D. Williamson in reference to gun control: People have a visceral reaction to guns, which is why the reactions to the Supreme Court’s recent decision

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Motivation and Performance

Hattip to the Acton Institute Powerblog.  Dan Pink, the man behind the video, worked in the White House 1995-1997 as a speechwriter for Al Gore.  I doubt if he and I would agree on much of anything politically, but he is

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Caritas in Veritate 25, By the Numbers

My co-blogger Tim recently highlighted the following statement from Pope Benedict’s latest social encyclical, Caritas in Veritate: The global market has stimulated first and foremost, on the part of rich countries, a search for areas in which to outsource production

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Dr. Kenneth Howell-Update

Back on July 9, here, I wrote about Dr. Kenneth Howell who was fired by the University of Illinois for setting forth Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in a class that he was teaching on Catholicism pursuant to a contract between

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Awkward.

A lookalike of the Protestant Reformation leader John Knox will welcome Pope Benedict to Scotland. Mike Merrit reports for the Daily Record (UK) July 25, 2010: The actor has been hired by the Catholic Church to play the leader of

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On Not Having Sex At Harvard

From the New York Times: There was a time when not having sex consumed a very small part of Janie Fredell’s life, but that, of course, was back in Colorado Springs. It seemed to Fredell that almost no one had

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Three Cheers for a Partisan Media

Americans often complain about how dirty and mudslinging politics have become.  This complaint demonstrates the lack of knowledge of their own history that many Americans today display.  As the imaginary attack ad by Adams at the beginning of this post illustrates,

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From Harvard To Her Religious Calling

Mary Anne Marks graduated from Harvard University at the top of her class.  You may have heard of her, she is the one that gave the salutatory address all in Latin. She received a standing ovation. In addition to graduating

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And The Money Kept Rolling In

Something for the weekend.  And the Money Kept Rolling In from the musical Evita.  I have always loved Evita, a rousing extravaganza that warns of the dangers of electing charismatic clueless demagogues who then bankrupt a nation with hare-brained policies. 

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The Secrets of Irish Music

Regular commenter cminor, at her blog The Minor Premise, reveals to us how Irish ballads come to be: The Evolution of an Irish Ballad Being the surmises of a musical amateur who has lately spent entirely too much time online

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