Deconstructing the “Bible Endorses Slavery” Meme

One of the more fashionable responses to any Christian’s objection to the legalization of “gay marriage”, or for that matter, any objection to anything blatantly immoral in modern society, is to immediately announce that since the Bible (allegedly) endorses slavery,

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In Which I Agree with Mark Shea

Agreeing with something Mark wrote in criticizing Michael Voris?  This might just be my last post at The American Catholic. All kidding aside, I second Mark’s concerns regarding Vorris’s association with E. Michael Jones.  As Shea details: Let us be

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Forward!

Well the Obama re-election team has its campaign slogan:  Forward!  Congrats to commenter cmatt who guessed that would be the slogan:       Keep Moving Forward It’s the perfect slogan.  Simple, for the simple minds; sound bitish-y; pretty much

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One, Two, Three

Tomorrow is Victims of Communism Day and I will be having a post on that subject.  In a lighter vein on the same subject is the hilarious Cold War comedy One, Two, Three (1961), starring James Cagney and directed by

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Hit the Road Obama

The Road we Traveled is an Obama campaign video directed by Davis Guggenheim who directed Al Gore’s mendacious An Inconvenient Truth, and narrated by Tom Hanks, taking a break apparently from starring in Catholic bashing Dan Brown flicks.    The film

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Surrender of New Orleans

The largest city of the Confederacy, New Orleans also controlled all shipment from the Mississippi and into the Mississppi.  Even a cursory look at a map would indicate that New Orleans was a crucial city for the Confederacy and a

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Glenn Miller’s Over There

America means freedom and there’s no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music. Glenn Miller Something for the weekend.  Glenn Miller and the Army Air Corps Band give a very lively version of James M. Cohan’s Over There.  The

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Father Miscamble Defends Bishop Jenky

    Father Wilson Miscamble, a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and a history professor at Notre Dame defends Bishop Jenky from the attacks of members of the Notre Dame faculty: Do you know Bishop Jenky? I

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Watch Illinois…And Do The Reverse

My beloved State of Illinois is a shining example of what not to do if a state wishes to be prosperous, cursed as it is with probably the worst state government in the Union.  George Will sums up the state of

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For Your Weekend

I have a long weekend and very busy next-week ahead of me, so I won’t be here posting and commenting for a few days. Until then, enjoy this music! Amadeus is one of my favorite films, and Mozart one of

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Nanny State Down on the Farm

  Proving once again that nothing must be outside of the control of Leviathan, the Obama Labor Department has proposed the following: A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm  chores has drawn plenty of criticism

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Notre Dame Faculty Attacks Bishop Jenky

  In a prior post, which may be read here, I detailed a speech by Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Diocese, my Bishop,  in which he blasted the attack of the Obama administration on religious liberty.  Bishop Jenky is a graduate of

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Anzac Day 2012

The Australian divisions and the New Zealanders had become what they were to remain for the rest of the war – the spearhead of the British Army.                               John Terraine, British Military Historian Today is Anzac Day, a date which has

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Has Rome Overreacted to the LCRW?

So, you think you’re a calm and balanced guy, and you read all these news stories about how the nuns are just “stunned” that Rome would investigate them. I mean, “stunned“. How could the mean old Vatican investigate nuns? Well,

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Child and Time

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. Euripides What a sweet celebration of a young life!

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Remember Rome, Mr. Obama!

    Hattip to Patrick Archbold at Creative Minority Report.   A fiery speech delivered by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of the Saint Louis Archdiocese at the Missouri State Capitol on March 27, 2012, calling for defiance of the HHS Mandate, and a

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Obama’s Ideological Brinkmanship

We knew it would come to this, but we weren’t sure until when until the Obama administration announced the contraception mandate; even then, we weren’t sure when exactly it would be explicitly spelled out by the leadership of the Church.

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This Country is Going to the Dogs

A playful video about our dog eating President.  In the meantime the humans behind Dogs Against Mitt believe that Romney is disqualified from being President for having his dog ride in a cage on top of the family car in a

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If I Wanted America to Fail…

If I wanted America to fail I would have the people forget God. I would then have them forget this great truth set forth by James Madison in Federalist 51 as to why the Constitution was designed as it was:

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Watching the Civil War

A hilarious spoof documentary  on the viewing of Ken Burns’ The Civil War.  The portrayal of the Shelby Foote stand in is priceless.

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A Habit (or lack-thereof) of Disobedience

By now, most of the Catholic blogging world has heard of Archbishop Peter Sartain’s appointment by the Vatican.  Whispers succinctly delivers the news: Citing “serious doctrinal problems” found over the course of a four-year study of the umbrella-group representing the majority

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Chuck Colson: Requiescat in Pace

Chuck Colson died today at age 80.  A former self described Nixon hatchet man, he went to prison for his involvement in Watergate.  He underwent a religious conversion and turned his life around.  After his release from prison he founded

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What Conservative Catholics Should Keep Doing

My last post got a lot of traffic, along with generous heapings of love and hate. The love is always appreciated. As for the hate, when it doesn’t amuse me with its enraged ignorance, it makes me sad with its malicious

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