Quotes Suitable For Framing: Mattathias

      “Whosoever is zealous of the law, and maintaineth the covenant, let him follow me.”   The story of Mattathias and his sons, the Maccabees, has a very contemporary flavor to it:   1 In those days arose

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Chavez Successors Out in Venezuela

The opposition in Venezuela won the Congressional midterm elections in Venezuela yesterday.  That is no surprise as the government of Nicolas Maduro has overseen an economy that has to be compared to North Korea in terms of folly.  At the

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PopeWatch: Year of Mercy

  Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa takes a look at “The Year of Mercy” that is commencing: ROME, December 4, 2015 – With the jubilee inaugurated last Sunday in the heart of deepest Africa, Pope Francis has bent an

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Pearl Harbor: 1945

Seventy years ago the nation remembered Pearl Harbor for the first time in peace time.  Japan was now conquered, our troops occupying it.  Pearl Harbor had been avenged many fold.  It would perhaps have seemed that it was time to

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

  Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by

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