Quotes Suitable for Framing: Oscar Wilde

  Hilary Mantel, the author of the howlingly ahistoric, and Catholic bashing, Wolf Hall, has opined, The Catholic Church “is not an institution for respectable people”. In that she is absolutely correct.  Oscar Wilde nailed it long ago: “The Catholic

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Murder and Redemption

    When I was a kid I watched way too much TV.  How little of those hours I can recall now!  However there is one television show that I watched that has always stayed with me.  On October 25,

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May 3, 1865: Lincoln Funeral Train Arrives in Springfield

  Lincoln’s funeral train arrived in Springfield on May 3, 1865.  His body lay in state at the Capitol as some 75,000 mourners filed past the casket.  Hundreds of people gathered around Lincoln’s house where his horse, “Old Bob”, and

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