PopeWatch: Crux Crushed

  During his trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis gave a ringing reaffirmation of Humanae Vitae: Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming

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Frederick Douglass Speech on the Thirteenth Amendment

  In May 1865 William Lloyd Garrison moved at its convention for the disbanding of the American Anti-Slavery Society on the grounds that the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery by Congress in February 1865, and its certain ratification by

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Memoriae Positum

(Reposted from 2013.)  He leads for aye the advance,  Hope’s forlorn-hopes that plant the desperate good For nobler Earths and days of manlier mood; James Russell Lowell Memoriae Positum, memory laid down.  The Latin phrase is a good short hand description

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