Benedict at Westminster

The text of Benedict’s keynote speech on his trip to the UK is here; video of the speech can be found here. Obviously, you read or watch the speech in its entirety, but I will present a few highlights for

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Burleigh Defends the Pope

My second favorite living historian, Michael Burleigh, who has written stunningly original works on subjects as diverse as Nazi Germany, religion and politics in the last two centuries,  terrorism, and morality and World War II,  has taken up the cudgels against the

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Awkward.

A lookalike of the Protestant Reformation leader John Knox will welcome Pope Benedict to Scotland. Mike Merrit reports for the Daily Record (UK) July 25, 2010: The actor has been hired by the Catholic Church to play the leader of

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Brits Forgetting Winston Churchill

Hattip to Allahpundit at Hot Air.  One in five British adults were unable to identify a picture of Winston Churchill in a recent survey. As part of the survey, carried out to mark this week’s 70th anniversary of Churchill’s prime ministerial

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Political Miscellania 5/12/10

A wrap-up of various items of political interest. 1.  The video that heads this post is one of the reasons why my vote for McCain in 2008 was a two handed vote, with one hand holding my nose.  McCain has long been

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The Liberal Dystopia of Political Correctness

In our world today we are living in what I would refer to as the Liberal Dystopia of Political Correctness.  This thing that our current Holy Father warned us about. As secular humanism continues its march towards a Dictatorship of

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British Government Shows Prejudice Towards Papal Visit

[Updates at the bottom of this post as of 4-25-2010 AD at 8:28pm Central time] An internal U.K. government memo titled “Policy planning ahead of the Pope’s visit” have caused an uproar in Britain and which included the following suggestions:

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