Bastille Day and the Transformative Power of History

(I originally posted this in 2012.  I rather liked this post, so here it is again.)   The La Marseillaise scene from Casablanca.  Today is Bastille Day, the great national holiday in France, the equivalent of our Independence Day.  In France

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Liberation Unless You Are Unborn or Cuban

  Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report has an interesting post on a liberation theologian:     Former Catholic priest and liberation theologian Mike Rivage-Seul, who directed Berea College’s Peace and Social Justice Studies Program until his retirement, wrote a

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Get Lots of Cats Instead

    A 36 year old married writer at Slate, appropriately named Rebecca Onion, is hearing her biological clock ticking loudly and is wondering if she should now have a kid.  However, she is concerned because she suspects that the

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Before National Catholic Register Pulls It

A great Pat Archbold post at National Catholic Register on the most recent papal interview: The internet is once again abuzz with the second-hand hearsay of an unrecorded Papal interview. Pope Francis once again (the third time by my estimation)

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PopeWatch: Lombardi

  Pope Francis has given another interview to the owner of La Repubblica, the ninety year old Eugenio Scalfari, an atheist, who apparently doesn’t take notes during interviews and has a bad memory.  More during the week about the substance

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July 14, 1864: Battle of Tupelo

General Nathan Bedford Forrest did not lose many battles during the Civil War, and the battle of Tupelo is one of the handful he lost.  After his masterpiece of Brice’s Cross Roads, go here to read about it, Forrest was

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