Monthly Archives: August 2012

WHEN JESUS ATE WITH TAX COLLECTORS, THE DINNERS WERE PRIVATE, THEY WERE NOT PHOTO OPS FOR POLITICAL CANDIDATES

!!!! The Al Smith dinner: the cardinal and the tax collector By Phil Lawler August 09, 2012 9:36 AM http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otn.cfm?id=931 Jesus ate with tax collectors. And Cardinal Dolan plans to eat with President Obama—who, Chief Justice Roberts tells us, has … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR THE GODLESS PARTY: DEMOCRATS CALL CARDINAL DOLAN’S BLUFF

!!!! Cardinal Dolan in Charlotte: a looming disaster for Democrats By Phil Lawler | August 29, 2012 9:48 AM http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otn.cfm?id=932 Say what you will about the prudence of Cardinal Dolan’s decision to offer a prayer at the Democratic convention. What … Continue reading

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THEATRE OF THE ABSURD

!!!! Political Drama Written for Catholics Friday, August 31, 2012 – By Judie Brown Something rather odd is playing out on the political stage, and recent events lead me to believe that the nation is in colossal trouble. I am … Continue reading

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CLINT EASTWOOD’S MONOLOGUE WAS A WELCOME RELIEF FROM THE ALMOST CONTINUOUS PRESENTATION OF THE REPUBLICAN AGENDA

!!!! BEST OF THE WEB TODAY August 31, 2012, 3:02 p.m. ET Healthy Ridicule The Republicans have some fun at the president’s expense. By JAMES TARANTO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE/ BEST OF THE WEB TODAY TAMPA, Fla.–Here was our … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT OUTCOMES CAN BE EXPECTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS RAISED IN VARIOIUS ENVIRONMENTS WITH DIFFERENT FAMILY EXPERIENCES

!!!! Bad news day for witch-hunters as Regnerus is vindicated Michael Kirke | 30 Aug 2012 | tags : Mark Regnerus, University of Texas – Austin The University of Texas – Austin has done a thoroughly good piece of work … Continue reading

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A MORE CIVIL AND POLITE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN?

!!!!   NONSENSE! There has probably never been a civil and polite political campaign in America and I doubt that there ever will be.  It just is not the American way. Beginning with the campaigns of  Thomas Jefferson there has … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINAL BIRTHERS

!!!! The Original Birthers? By Victor Davis Hanson August 26, 2012 3:57 P.M. THE NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE/THE CORNER The Left went apoplectic over Romney’s recent joke about birth certificates — perhaps a tit-for-tat shot across Obama’s bow for the prior week’s … Continue reading

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WHO WAS THAT GUY WHO ACCEPTED THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION LAST NIGHT?

!!!! NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE Morning Jolt . . . with Jim Geraghty Friday, 31 August 12  Who Are You, and What Did You Do With the Old Mitt? At times, he was scary good.No, really, where has that Mitt Romney … Continue reading

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REAGAN AND RYAN

!!!! THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE BEST OF THE WEB TODAY Updated August 30, 2012, 2:10 p.m. ET Reagan and Ryan The resurgence of small-government conservatism. By JAMES TARANTO TAMPA, Fla.–Whatever the outcome of this year’s election, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan … Continue reading

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THE FIERCE CUCKOO BIRD THAT QUITE OFTEN DEBOUCHES FROM HER FOREHEAD ON CATHOLIC ISSUES

!!!! August 30, 2012 4:00 A.M. Anti-Catholicism on the Left Maureen Dowd disapproves of Paul Ryan’s Catholicism. By Conrad Black http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/315380/anti-catholicism-left-conrad-black New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd Conrad Black  Following on my prediction of last week that the selection of Paul … Continue reading

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