This weekend marks the conclusion of Banned Books Week, a festival of moral preening in which students, librarians, teachers and others congratulate themselves for bravely demanding that various books not be removed from library (typically school library) shelves. The event
The tumult and the shouting dies— The Captains and the Kings depart— Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Rudyard Kipling, from Recessional Interesting that John Wayne, who directed the film The Alamo, would have a religious
Mr. (formerly Fr.) Greg Reynolds of Melbourne, Australia expressed “shock” at being the first priest to be excommunicated by Pope Francis for advocacy of women’s ordination, homosexual marriage, and other offenses. The letter, a copy of which NCR obtained and
Brandon over at Siris has a post upon on a saint story that I had not heard before (which isn’t saying much, there’s a huge number of saints and I don’t claim to be the world’s most well read about
This explains a lot, don’t you think? Ah, the low information voter, those who chart the destiny of this great nation!
Would I might rouse the Lincoln in you all, That which is gendered in the wilderness From lonely prairies and God’s tenderness. Imperial soul, star of a weedy stream, Born where the ghosts of buffaloes still dream, Whose spirit hoof-beats
How the Democrats hated Tom Delay. An in your face partisan, the majority leader of the House was one of the key men in Congress for raising funds for Congressional elections for the GOP. A former bug exterminator, he
Do You Really Believe Pope Francis Said The Church Needs To Stop Talking About Abortion and Gay Marriage?
Pope Francis has given an extended interview which was published simultaneously today by several Jesuit magazines around the world, with America providing the English version. The interview is good and very much worth reading, and of course the noise machine