Soft Tyranny

Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate.  That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild.  It would be like the

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The Party of Gendercide and the Words of Abraham Lincoln

Live Action today released a second video showing that Planned Parenthood, an organization that I have designated  Worse Than Murder, Inc, has no problem with sex selection abortions.  Go here to read my post on the first gendercide video released by Live

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Review of For Greater Glory

There is well known to Us, Venerable Brethren – and it is a great cause of consolation for Our paternal heart – your constancy, that of your priests and of the great part of the Mexican faithful, in ardently professing

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It’s a Girl! And It Doesn’t Matter

I don’t like gimmicks. And though I am sure I will offend a few people by saying as much, I believe that the recent focus of pro-life activism on sex-selective abortion has the air of a gimmick, one of the

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Stacy Trasancos

Question: If they trust women, why don’t they trust mothers?

SHOCKER: Teens need their mothers. Mothers can help their daughters. Even in crisis. There’s an article forthcoming in the journal Economic Inquiry by Professors of Economics, Joseph Sabia and Daniel Rees, that shows parental notification or consent laws are associated with a 15 to 25

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Live Action Shows US The Real War on Women

    Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  The intrepid Lila Rose and her colleagues at Live Action expose the real war on women waged by Planned Parenthood, I have designated that organization as Worse Than Murder Inc., in regard to

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Coincidence, Timely, or A Hint?

In reverse order: Jeanne G. over at Knowledge Hungry is musing on how faith is sometimes used to justify sinful behavior. This picture showed up on my facebook:

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New Video Clips From For Greater Glory

 We wish to pay a special tribute of praise to those members of the clergy, secular and regular, and of the Catholic laity, who, moved by burning zeal for religion and maintaining themselves in close obedience to this Apostolic See,

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Babbling Incoherency

Chris Hayes has gotten more attention in the past 24 hours than he has throughout his run at MSNBC. Hayes decided to share his thoughts on the Memorial Day holiday.  Here’s the video: Here’s an exact transcript of the above.

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Uncle Bill and Memorial Day

 When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today  Inscription on the memorial to the dead of the British 2nd Infantry Division at Kohima. War is an ugly thing, but not the

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The Thuggery Continues

On Friday I linked to the blogger Patterico’s recounting of his horrific experience of being “SWATted.”  Tonight Erick Erickson at Red State was the latest to fall victim to this kind of malicious attack. Tonight, my family was sitting around

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Fortnight For Freedom

      The fight over the HHS Mandate is about to come to a boil.  In June the Bishops are going to have this document inserted in Mass bulletins throughout the nation which mentions the necessity of disobeying immoral

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Saint Augustine on Pentecost

I. The Coming of the Holy Ghost with the Gift of Tongues foretells the Unity of the Church throughout all peoples. This is a solemn day for us, because of the Coming of the Holy Ghost; the fiftieth day from

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For Greater Glory: God’s Timing

  The film, For Greater Glory, the heroic story of the Cristeros who fought for the Church and religious liberty in the twenties of the last century in Mexico, is opening on June 1.  Go here  to read my post on the

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Ronald Reagan on Memorial Day

Freedom is not only a gift, but also a summons to personal responsibility. Americans know this from experience – almost every town in this country has its monuments honoring those who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom, both at

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Eternal Father

Something for the weekend.  Eternal Father seems very appropriate for a Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we cherish.  Written in 1860 as a poem by William Whiting in England, the

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Does E.J. Dionne Even Pretend to be a Catholic Anymore? (Updated)

E.J. Dionne thinks the American Bishops are just a bunch of right-wing meanies .  No, seriously. The headlines this week were about lawsuits brought by 43 Catholic organizations, including 13 dioceses, to overturn regulations issued by the Obama administration that require insurance

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Go Margeaux! Victorious in Defense of the Eucharist

Margeaux Graham is really a quite reserved young woman, confident, articulate and anticipating the future that lays before her in a nation where women have the opportunity to become influential political leaders. She doesn’t sensationally seek the spotlight, and genuinely

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John Ford, John Wayne and Grierson’s Raid

Well, you Yankees and your holy principle about savin’ the Union. You’re plunderin’ pirates that’s what. Well, you think there’s no Confederate army where you’re goin’. You think our boys are asleep down here. Well, they’ll catch up to you

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Küüünnng!

Is dissident and disgraced theologian Hans Küng calling Pope Benedict a sedevacantist? Hat tip: The Pulpit/Photo credit: The Curt Jester

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More Movies For a Memorial Day Weekend

  Last year I gave my top ten picks for movies for Memorial Day weekend.  Go here to read that post.  Here are more films, in no particular order as to merit, to help remember those who went into harm’s way

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Pro-Aborts at Record Low

Pro-lifers at my alma mater, the University of Illinois, explain why they are pro-life in the above video.  They are on the cutting edge of a cultural shift on abortion that is magnificent to behold.  The Gallup poll on abortion

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The Old Issue and Our Issue

The eleventh in my ongoing series examining the poetry of Rudyard Kipling.   The other posts in the series may be read here, here , here , here,  here , here, here, here,  here and here.   Kipling had a deep love of

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Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter the Movie!

Born in a valley in Ken-tuck-ee Greenest state in the Land of the Free Raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree Kilt him a vamp when he was only three. A-bie, A-bie Lincoln, King of the vamp free

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Catholic Vote Beclowns Itself for Romney

My friend Jay Anderson links to this story. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step

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See You In Court Mr. Obama

        By this time I rather suspect that at least some of his campaign strategists, if not President Obama, are beginning to wonder if it was such a bright idea to pick a fight with the Catholic

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