Saint Patrick and the Trinity

Well, the Trinity is a hard concept for human minds to grasp, something we often encounter when describing God.  Saint Patrick probably never used a shamrock to describe the Trinity, but I like to think he did state what the

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Post Civil War Recessions

Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content! Farewell the plumèd troops and the big wars That makes ambition virtue! Oh, farewell! Shakespeare, Othello   It is unsurprising that post Civil War the country entered a period of recessions.  Prior to the

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Saint Augustine

      Paul therefore, as a faithful steward doubtless is to be regarded as approving his fidelity in his writings; for he was a steward of truth, not of falsehood. Therefore he wrote the truth when he wrote that

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Bernie Sanders and the Pope

You know that you are living in odd times when a socialist Senator from Vermont and the Pope seem to have similar deranged economic ideas.  From Saint Corbinian’s Bear:   When it comes to spending, what thing in the world comes

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PopeWatch: Irish Snakes

    From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Ireland overwhelmingly approved a referendum to allow “snakes” back in the country on Saturday, becoming the first country in the world to

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Don’t Cry I Am From Argentina

  Something for the weekend.  Don’t Cry I Am From Argentina, by  the comic songsters, the Capitol Hill Steps, just after Pope Francis was elected back in 2013.

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May 29, 1865: Amnesty Proclamation

  Eventually President Andrew Johnson and the Radical Republicans in Congress would come to bitter blows over the issue of amnesty for former Confederates.  However, for now they were in agreement, and the Presidential Proclamation of May 29, 1865 outlined

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls

  Saint Corbinian’s Bear has an explanation as to why the Pope was silent on the Irish vote on homosexual marriage: Souls? If you put a gun to the Bear’s head (and you wouldn’t be the first) and asked him

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Jesuitical 18: Saint Louis University and Father De Smet

  Part 18 of my ongoing survey of the follies of many modern day Jesuits.  This story symbolizes the childish Leftism that is at the heart of much of modern Jesuitism: Saint Louis University has removed a statue on its campus depicting

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PopeWatch: Is the Schism Here?

  PopeWatch is beginning to fear that it is no longer a question of whether there will be a major schism in the current pontificate but rather a question of when.  Steve Skojec at One Peter Five believes the schism

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Top Popular Posts at Almost Chosen People

      The long Memorial Day Weekend gave me time to look at statistics of the blogs I am involved with.  Here are the top ten most popular posts for Almost Chosen People, the American history blog that I

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The Vatican and the International Left

      Oh, Social Justice, what crimes are committed in thy name!   According to a just-released American Life League Report, Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican’s top social justice organization, is providing leadership to a radically pro-abortion, communist organization. Evidence, from both

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Catholicism As Hate Speech

  Senator Marco Rubio (R.Fl.) nails it: “If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech,” Rubio told CBN News. “Because today we’ve reached the point in our

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Hostile Takeover

  Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report thinks we have crossed a line in this pontificate: The Pope appoints the pro-sodomy heretic Radcliffe (who called sodomy “Eucharistic”) to a significant curial consulting position the same week he, along with most most Irish

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PopeWatch: Satan and Ecumenicalism

    In a video address to the John 17 movement the Pope said something that should be highly controversial, but really isn’t because of the way that he said it.     “I feel like saying something that may sound controversial,

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Sardonic Ex Curia

      I always keep my eye out for good linking blogs which list the best posts each day on subjects I am interested in.  Commenter Jonathan runs an excellent linking blog at Sardonic Ex Curia.  Here is his description

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May 26, 1865: Kirby Smith Surrenders

    The last major Confederate force to surrender, General Edmund Kirby Smith, the commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, signed the articles of surrender on May 26, 1865 in Galveston, Texas.  Consisting of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, the Trans-Mississippi had been cut off

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Greater Than We Deserve

  Every now and then I come across something written by someone else that so perfectly encapsulates what I believe that it remains with me forever.  I suspect this piece written by David French at National Review Online will be

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PopeWatch: Holy Green

    Pope Francis gets an apparently important to him portion of his agenda under way this week:   When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks, a network of Roman

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Ten Thoughts on the Irish Debacle

  Now that Ireland has voted to approve gay marriage, a few thoughts: 1.   Catholic Ireland is now Anti-Catholic Ireland-The Irish have always found scapegoats useful as an explanation for Irish failings.  Britain long played this role and the Church is

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Texas Rising

  Just in time for Memorial Day, a five part miniseries begins tonight at 8:00 PM on The History  Channel looking at the fight of Texas for independence from Mexico.  Go here to read more about it.

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Memorial Day: Our Poor Power to Add or Detract

Memorial Day is a legacy of the Civil War.  Approximately 640,000-750,000 American soldiers, sailors and marines, North and South,  died in that war.  Out of a population of  some 30,000,000, the death toll would be the equivalent of the US

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Popular American Catholic Posts

  The long weekend has given me an opportunity to view blog statistics.  Here are the top 10 viewed posts of all time at The American Catholic: Google’s Top 25 Catholic Websites                                                             73,094 A Map Of How Americans View

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Pentecost and Other Miracles

  So ever the king had a custom that at the feast of Pentecost in especial, afore other feasts in the year, he would not go that day to meat until he had heard or seen of a great marvel.

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May 24, 1865: Grand Review-Sherman’s Army

    The day after the Army of the Potomac marched in final review through Washington, it was the turn of the 65,000 men of Sherman’s Army of Georgia.  Sherman was afraid that his weathered Westerners would make a poor showing

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PopeWatch: Third Degree

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   New Haven, CT––The Knights of Columbus, which are made up of wealthy white men and organized into Jurisdictions, Districts, and Councils boasting of

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May 23, 1865: Grand Review

Something for the weekend:  Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Doubtless many men who fought in the Civil War thought, and dreaded, that the War might go on forever.  Now, however, it had ended with Union victory.  Some European powers speculated

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All Gay! All the Time!

The impact of a non-stop propaganda campaign in the entertainment industry and in “education”: Fifty-three percent think gays compose at least 20 percent of the population. Huh. I don’t know what’s odder, the fact that this number has grown as

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PopeWatch: Letter From The Pope

    The Pope is noted for his personal communications with ordinary Catholics.  This is a heartwarming one: On May 13, the very day of her son Jose’s funeral, Bernardita Vial received a letter from Pope Francis. The Pope had

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A Second Review of the Grand Army

Recently I have been reading of the Grand Review of the Armies which occurred in Washington DC on May 23 and May 24, 1865.  This was a victory parade of Grant’s Army of the Potomac and Sherman’s Army.  I was

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Science Fakers

  Law Professor Elizabeth Foley nails it at Instapundit: THEY’RE NOT SCIENCE DENIERS, THEY’RE SCIENCE FAKERS: What is it about progressives and their manipulation of scientific data?  It’s not just global warming climate change; now it’s social science on gay marriage.

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