Pence Drives the Left Bonkers

    Vice President Mike Pence has a talent for bringing out the crazy, admittedly never far beneath the surface, on the left in this nation.  They are trying to make hay out of Pence’s statement in 2002 that he

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Elections Have Consequences

  The next time someone tells you there is no difference between the parties on abortion, look them in the eye and call them a liar:   With a rare tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate on

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PopeWatch: Judas and the Beggar

  An interesting difference between the Pope and a Bishop.   A month after Pope Francis endorsed giving money to panhandlers, the Roman Catholic bishop in Rhode Island has posted three reasons not to. Pope Francis was asked last month by

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Chesty Puller and Catholic Chaplains

(I first ran this back in 2011.  It has proven to be one of the most popular posts I have written for TAC.  Time to run it again.)     Some men become legends after their deaths and others become

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Nap Time

  From LarryD at Acts of the Apostasy:   SLEEPY HOLLOW – Three-year-old Remy Nodderson took full advantage of the gospel at Sunday’s Mass, as the priest read the long form rather than omitting the bracketed sections, allowing him to

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March 30, 1842: First Use of Ether in Surgery

Surgery took a giant leap forward one hundred and seventy-five years ago thanks to Doctor Crawford W. Long.  On that date in Jefferson, Georgia he used ether on James M. Venable before removing a tumor from his neck.  The procedure

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PopeWatch: They Have the Buildings, We Have the Faith

  As this Pontificate winds on its merry way my fondness for Saint Athanasius grows.  In writing to Catholics dismayed because Arian heretics had been placed in control of the Church in the Eastern Empire, Saint Athanasius wrote: May God

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Do It

  Representative Morris Brooks Jr. (R.Al.) has a simple solution to ObamaCare:   “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are

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PopeWatch: Ban the Bomb

    Pope Francis has called for banning all nukes:   ROME – Pope Francis has called for a “collective and concerted” multilateral effort to eliminate nuclear weapons, telling a United Nations conference working on a treaty to prohibit such

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Tarzan_Son of Man

  One sign of living in a very odd time is that the best music tends to appear in animated kids’ movies.

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Abortion and the Catholic Democrat

    “In their directive, ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ our American Catholic bishops make clear that people don’t necessarily need to have their vote determined by a single religious issue. One could say, ‘I don’t like Hillary’s position on abortion but her

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PopeWatch: Peron the Papal Role Model

    John-Henry Westen at Lifesite News conveys some observations of the Pope by an Argentinian priest:   For those who knew Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio prior to his election to the pontificate, this is nothing new. I spoke to a

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About That Apology

  From the thread on the post where Mark Shea announced his apology to Ed Feser:   Trump remains, without any possible comparison, the worst and most dangerous crook to ever live in the White House. The issue is not

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Theodore Roosevelt and His Four Divisions

    In 1917 a century ago Theodore Roosevelt was 58 years old.  He was not in the best of health and he had put on a fair amount of weight since his “crowded hour” leading the charge up Kettle

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The Annunciation and the Fall of Barad Dur

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts reminds us of this non-coincidence:     That this Happens on today’s date in The Lord of the Rings.   Go here and here to learn more. As Tolkien said about his masterpiece, it was

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PopeWatch: Hmmm

    From Pewsitter:     Speaking at a March 16th conference in Limburg, Germany, the long-time Vatican correspondent Andreas Englisch has delivered an explosive allegation: In contradiction of public appearances, Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “are in

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Congratulations Mark!

    I have to hand it to Mark Shea.  He has managed to get into the verbal equivalent of a fist fight with Ed Feser.  Ed is a philosophy professor, and runs a blog where he breaks philosophical concepts

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Daniel Webster

    If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; but if we work on men’s immortal minds, if we impress on

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Saints of Lent: The Lion of Munster

Lent is a grand time to confront evil, both that evil which stains our souls, and the evil external to us.  Throughout the history of the Church there have been saints who risked all to bravely confront the popular evils of

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Gloria In Profundis

THERE HAS fallen on earth for a token A god too great for the sky. He has burst out of all things and broken The bounds of eternity: Into time and the terminal land He has strayed like a thief

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Bear Growls: That’s the Way It Is?

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear gives us a Bear’s view of current events as gleaned from the mainstream press:   Here is a recap of world news based on the Bear’s cursory reading of stories the

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PopeWatch: Leaving on a Jet Plane

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Roman Curia officials pulled out all the stops this year to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Pope Francis’ accession to the Throne of

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Stand Up For Uncle Sam My Boys

    Something for the weekend.  Stand Up For Uncle Sam My Boys sung by Bobby Horton who has waged a one man crusade to bring Civil War music to modern audiences.  A pro-Union song written in 1861 by that tireless

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Theft, Charity and Virtue Signaling

Hattip to commenter Nate Winchester.  This is absolutely brilliant by Dystopic at the bog Declination:   Competitive morality requires that you trumpet your moral achievements to the world. Stephen Colbert shows us how it is to be done:   Here Stephen

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Cry Rooms and Blogging

    I make a point of stopping by Acts of the Apostasy a few times a week.  Here is a sample of why I do so:   ” title=” CHEYENNE – As Catholic Mommy blogger Courtney Kitchener-McGavin held her

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PopeWatch: Historian

    Professor of History Bronwen Catherine McShea in First Things takes a look at some comments made by Pope Francis regarding history: Such concerns may help explain the appeal that Martin Luther, with his stark emphasis on the preached

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Not Governed by Law at All

  Judge Jay Bybee, Circuit Judge of the US Ninth Circuit, has written a brilliant dissent in the now moot travel ban executive order case.  The dissent is joined by four other judges of the Ninth Circuit.  It is a

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PopeWatch: Sophistry

  One of the defining feature of his pontificate is the endless sophistry deployed as a smokescreen.  Sandro Magister gives us an example:   For understanding how Francis acts with his opponents, the archbishop and theologian Bruno Forte is a

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PopeWatch: Populism for Me and not for Thee

  Samuel Gregg at The Federalist notes that Pope Francis has a double standard when it comes to populism:   Asked in a 2015 interview whether he considered the pope isolated and surrounded by opponents in the Vatican, Fernández answered:

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Rockville Rape

    A 14 year old girl was allegedly brutally raped in a boys’ bathroom at Rockville High School by two illegal aliens, 18 and 17 years old.  This comes at a time when Rockville, Maryland was considering becoming a

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A Century of Vera Lynn

    The singing voice of Great Britain during World War II, Dame Vera Lynn is one hundred years old.  The Sweetheart of the Forces, she was tireless in her performances for the troops during World War II, and the veterans

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Trump and Teddy?

Matter! Matter! Why, everybody’s gone crazy! What is the matter with all of you? Here’s this convention going headlong for Roosevelt for Vice President. Don’t any of you realize that there’s only one life between that madman and the Presidency?

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