Chinese Christians Standing Up

  From Instapundit: IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN, I SHALL BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE: The Chinese Christian Crackdown: Between 1,200 and 1,700 crosses have come crashing down over the past two years in China’s Zhejiang Province, where

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Pope Lies to Kids

  The Pope continues his propaganda effort in support of the muslim invasion flow immigration flow to Europe. Francis invited all the children to pray the Hail Mary out loud together with him, in memory of all the migrants who

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May 31, 1916: Battle of Jutland Begins

  It is often said that generals usually are preparing to win the last war.  That was certainly the case with admirals during World War I.  They imagined a clash of mighty battleships, dreadnaughts, and auxiliaries, that would prove decisive

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Memorial Day Thoughts

Are you afraid of death? Well, I can’t say that I have any great affection for it. Look below you, my friend. For 70 years, I’ve watched the seasons change. I’ve seen the vibrant life of summer, the brilliant death

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Black Jack Logan and 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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Bear Growls: Fighting Back

  Hmmm, apparently our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is fighting back against the takeover of his blog by the sinister Rabbit.  Here is a cryptic post: HACKED BY B34R TOP SECRET UMBRA//SI-GAMMA 4478-MANSION/TALENT KEYHOLE-LANTERN//NOFORN 164303MAY28 SECTOR PETER VICTOR

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Rocky Versace: The Bravest Man You Have Never Heard Of

(Republishing this from 2014.  I can think of no man whose life better exemplifies Memorial Day than the Rock’s.)  FOR THE ROCK and the children and sugar people of NamCan Dedication of the book The Fifteenth Pelican by Marie Teresa Rios

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Corpus Christi and Memorial Day

When Corpus Christi rolls around I always think of Saint Thomas Aquinas and his great eucharistic hymn Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium written by Saint Thomas at the command of Pope Urban IV to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi instituted by the Pope in

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Remember Them

“I never moved into combat without having the feeling of a cold hand reaching into my guts and twisting them both into knots.” Audie Murphy, most decorated American soldier of World War II Something for the weekend.  A section of

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Bear Growls: What Happened to the Bear?

      I suspect that our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is being held captive by sinister forces.  Some impostor Rabbit has proclaimed this at his website:   Hi. I’m St. Corbinian’s Bunny Rabbit. (And not that kind

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British World War II Sub Found

An appropriate story for a Memorial Day weekend.   “It is 100 per cent the P311, as this was the only submarine with those very special characteristics that set it apart,” said Ms Pegararo.  “He went down Sunday with a go-pro on

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Remember: Movies For a Memorial Day Weekend

“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. The upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is

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PopeWatch: Two Persons One Pope? Two Popes One Papacy?

Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register has a report on some fairly confusing remarks by the personal secretary of the Pope Emeritus, Archbishop Gänswein:   But in his speech, Gänswein insisted “it was fitting” for Benedict to resign because he “was aware that

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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

  A film is being released today on the final voyage of the USS Indianapolis.  I will be seeing it on the first weekend in June, to be followed by a review from me.     The USS Indianapolis, was

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Hiroshima Regrets

    The White House has stressed Obama will not apologize for America’s use of the bombs when he visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park — the first sitting president to do so. An apology would please some in Japan.

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PopeWatch: Ghostwriter

    Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa gives us a look at the chief Papal ghostwriter:       ROME, May 25, 2016 – They are the key paragraphs of the post-synodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia.” And they are also

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PopeWatch: Secular and Confessional States

    Dave Griffey at his blog Daffey Thoughts takes a look at this statement by the Pope in his recent La Croix interview:   – The significance of Islam in France today, like the nation’s Christian historical foundation, raises recurring

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May 25, 1738: Ending of the Conojocular War

Boundary disputes were quite common between the colonies, but few got as violent as the boundary line war between Pennsylvania and Maryland from 1730-1738.  Pennsylvania’s charter (1681) provided for its southern boundary as follows:  “on the South by a Circle

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Venezuela and the Grand Duchy of Fenwick

  As his socialist regime is circling the toilet, Venezuela strongman Nicolas Maduro is raising the specter of US invasion:   Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has been claiming for months that most of his country’s problems are the result of

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Rapist Clinton Trump Ad

  As I have noted, in the general election campaign Trump will start with Hillary’s jugular and go from there.  Hillary’s cackle at the end was a nice touch.  One would never know from the ad that the Donald and

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Best Catholic Blogs

  Leave The American Catholic out of the mix.  This is not an attempt to fish for compliments.  I am curious which other Catholic blogs our readers like.  Name them in the comboxes.

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The Middle Kingdom’s Travails

    One of the most under covered stories today is what is going on in China, a land where great change is afoot including the rapid growth of Christianity.  China has entered a period of internal political instability and

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May 24, 1830: Mary Had a Little Lamb Published

      Mary Sawyer was born in 1806.  The daughter of a farmer who lived near Sterling, Massachusetts, in March of 1816 she became close to a lamb who had been rejected by her mother.  At age 83 she

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PopeWatch: Populism

    Dr. Samuel Gregg has a fascinating look at The Catholic World Report on Pope Francis and left wing Latin American populism:   Politically-speaking, Venezuela is now one of the world’s most polarized and repressed societies. The government regularly uses the

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Reactions to Frank the Hippie Pope

    The group New Catholic Generation has a group of Catholics view the Frank the Hippie Pope video by The Lutheran Satire and give their reactions to it.  Give your reaction to their reactions in the comboxes.      

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Hillary’s America

  Dinesh D’Souza, convicted felon in a donation bundling scandal when a friend of his was running for the Senate from New York , (as liberal Harvard Professor of Law Alan Dershowitz  has noted: “charging him with a felony for this doesn’t

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Trump and the Mob

    I expect the Democrats to highlight Trump’s well known connections to the Mafia and various independent gangsters and swindlers. Reporter David Cay Johnston outlines what is known about such contacts: These questions ate at me as I wrote about

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PopeWatch: Memory Lane

        When Pope Francis was first elected, Rorate Caeli received an opinion on the election from an Argentinian reporter, Marcelo González:   Of all the unthinkable candidates, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is perhaps the worst. Not because he

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May 23, 1934: Frank Hamer Takes Down Bonnie and Clyde

    Frank “Pancho” Hamer was the archetypal Texas Ranger:  tough, incorruptible, laconic and resourceful.  He despised criminals and had even less love for corrupt politicians.  Born in 1884 he joined the Texas Rangers at age 22 after capturing a

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CS Lewis on the Trinity

      You know that in space you can move in three ways – to left or right, backwards or forwards, up or down. Every direction is either one of these three or a compromise between them. They are

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What if Red Dawn Had Happened?

              When I was watching Red Dawn when it came out in 1984 I was thinking to myself whether this type of partisan resistance to an invasion of the United States would take place. 

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