PopeWatch: Hemorrhage

  Pope Francis notes that the Church is losing clergy:     “We are dealing with a ‘hemorrhage’ that is debilitating to consecrated life and the very life of the Church,” the Pope said, noting that the number of desertions

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Liberals and Refugees

    I am old enough to recall when quite a few liberals were very unwilling to take in refugees fleeing from a totalitarian state where hundreds of thousands were being placed into “reeducation” camps and tens of thousands were

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PopeWatch: March for Life 2017

  Quick, someone get the smelling salts for Mark Shea.  Pope Francis sent out a message of support for the March for Life:   His Holiness Pope Francis sends warm greetings and the assurance of his closeness in prayer to

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Congresswoman Mia Love

  Congresswoman Mia Love’s speech to the March for Life.  Keep your eye on this lady.  She may well be the first female president of these United States.  Here is the text of her speech:   41 YEARS AGO, A

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Resquiescat in Pace: John Hurt

  One of the foremost British actors of his generation, John Hurt has passed away at age 77.  He played everything from Caligula to Winston Smith to the Elephant Man, but he will always perhaps be best known for his

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PopeWatch: Knights v. Knights

From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Tensions have escalated between conservative and liberal Catholics today as Knights of Columbus members amassed on Malta’s border, which was recently annexed by the Vatican. Maltese U.N. Ambassador

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Winter War

Something for the weekend.  Finlandia Hymn.  My Bride and I are off to Winter War 44, a war gaming and rpg convention that I have been attending since 1976.  Go here to read about it.  We usually pick up some new

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Mark Shea Celebrates March for Life

  While hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers are marching in Washington, Mark Shea delivers this:   Fascist Scapegoating. Jefferson bought the entire Louisiana Purchase for two cents an acre. It was an incredible steal. Smartest decision in American history. Trump

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Donald J. Trump

    And a special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. It’s true. The politicians. They’ve had me to their homes. They’ve introduced me to their children. I’ve

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This Is Library

  Hattip to Powerline.  Since the election of Trump, the left around the country has been having a collective breakdown, especially on college campuses.  The gentleman in the above video gave the perfect response to some of the loons.

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The Whole Great Family of Man

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights;

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January 27, 1967: Apollo I Tragedy

  Hard to believe it has been fifty years.  I was ten years old and watching the television show Time Tunnel when a news flash interrupted the show to convey the grim news that Apollo 1 astronauts Pilot Virgil I.

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PopeWatch: Maltaschluss

    Pope Francis is attempting to take over the Knights of Malta.  Father Z gives us the details:     The Holy See issued a press release about the SMOM (aka Knights of Malta) dust up. HERE Traduzione in

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Trump Calls Out Media Non-Coverage of March for Life

  Hattip to commenter Greg Mockeridge.  Donald Trump calls out the non-coverage by the media of the March For Life:   During a Wednesday night interview with ABC, President Trump called out the media for covering a pro-abortion march but

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PopeWatch: Donald Trump

  Continuing our look at the interview in El Pais, the largest leftist paper in Spain, of Pope Francis, we  look at the portion of the interview which concerned Donald Trump: Q. Your Holiness, going back to the global problems you just

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January 26, 1945: Audie Murphy Earns Medal of Honor

The real heroes are dead. Audie Murphy When Audie Murphy starred in his aptly titled World War II biopic, To Hell and Back, his battlefield exploits were downplayed.  Partially this was due to Murphy’s modesty, he had not wanted to appear in

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Donald R. McClarey

Resquiescat in Pace: Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80?  Impossible! One of the favorite actresses of my youth, she was a master of comedy, perhaps not greatly appreciated for it because she made it look so easy.  To me she will always be

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Cult of Personality

  The sendoff of Saturday Night Live to the worst President of my lifetime, which is about to stretch back 60 years.  It is sort of precious, the Obama kids all grown up:     Too bad kids that he

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PopeWatch: Populism

    Continuing with our look at the Pope’s interview with El Pais, the largest leftist newspaper in Spain, the question of populism came up: Q. Both in Europe and in America, the repercussions of the crisis that never ends,

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Conservative Ivory Towers and Trump

  Father Rutler at The Catholic World Report has a good post on the conservative establishment and Trump:   We heard and read much commentary from ivory towers during the presidential campaign of 2016, some of it from academicians, and most

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January 24, 1972: Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi is Captured

  If there were any question as to the fanaticism, or raw courage and determination if one prefers, of the Japanese military during World War II, the tale of Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi would have answered it.  For 28 years after

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PopeWatch: Latin American World

  Pope Francis just had an interview with El Pais, the largest leftist paper in Spain.  PopeWatch will be looking at the interview this week.  One answer gives us a clear indication of how the Pope came up with his

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Trump Reinstitutes Mexico City Policy

    Bravo for President Trump:     President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding. The policy,

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Theodore Roosevelt and The Curse of Meroz

    Theodore Roosevelt had long been a harsh critic of the neutrality policy of the Wilson administration.  On January 29, 1917 he gave a memorable response to the January 22, 1917 speech to the Senate of President Wilson in

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PopeWatch: Luther

Pope Francis is doing his best to present a false image of Martin Luther:   The Pope was speaking to a delegation of pilgrims led by the Lutheran Archbishop Kari Makinen of Turku. Their annual visit takes place during the

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January 22, 1917: Peace Without Victory

The United States was two months from entering the Great War when President Wilson addressed the Senate a century ago, calling for Peace Without Victory and laying out the beginnings of what would eventually be his Fourteen Points as the

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Stamped With the Divine Image

These communities, by their representatives in old  Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We  hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are  created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with  certain unalienable rights;

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