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Spinning the Data

May 8, 2011 Anne Hendershott 0

In the middle of the debate over abortion funding within the proposed health care reform bills, Cardinal Justin Rigali told a National Press Club audience that Catholic members of Congress needed to vote with “a […]

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A Circular Firing Squad

May 8, 2011 Kathy Shaidle 0

Like many Super Bowl commercials, this year’s “Tim Tebow ad” generated a controversy that extended beyond its 30-second running time, both before and after it aired. Provocative Super Bowl ads created expressly to garner priceless […]

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A Sign of the Times

May 8, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

Emily Belz of the evangelical publication WORLD magazine made a fascinating discovery after listening to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s keynote address to the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. In that February speech, […]

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The “59,000” Nuns for Obamacare

May 7, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

On March 21, in a rare Sunday vote, the US Congress revolutionized America’s health care system. Without a single Republican vote, Democrats fulfilled President Barack Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform” America. Because the legislation did […]

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Outside the Magic Circle

May 2, 2011 Dominic Scarborough 0

The Holy Father’s September visit to the United Kingdom was widely regarded as a great success, both as a tonic to British lay Catholics and as a wake up call to the country’s secular society. […]

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The Fig Leaf That Fell Off

May 1, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, President Barack Obama, flanked by beaming Democratic members of Congress, with Michigan’s Bart Stupak at his shoulder, signed an executive order that purported to prevent abortion funding in the “health […]

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“Nuts”

April 29, 2011 Father Jerry J. Pokorsky 0

On December 22, 1944, during World War II, German forces encircled the city of Bastogne at the Battle of the Bulge and issued a demand for surrender. American General Anthony McAuliffe’s one-word written reply became […]

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First Blair, Then Bush?

April 27, 2011 Dr. Paul Kengor 0

George W. Bush fell into disfavor with the leaders of his denomination, the United Methodist Church (UMC), the moment he began talking about war with Iraq. “We can’t sleep through this rush to war,” said […]

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Big Questions and Deceptions

April 27, 2011 James Antle, III 0

On March 23, 2008, Pepperdine University law professor Douglas W. Kmiec published a blog entry on Slate—a popular webzine that prides itself on running contrarian pieces— endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president of the United […]