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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pat Buchanan: Stand Up for Indiana!

By Patrick J. Buchanan

In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others.

Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those “living in sin.” Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples.

Fast forward to 21st-century America.

Monday, March 30, 2015

France's Conservatives Make Huge Gains in Local Elections

France's centre-right party and its allies are celebrating a resounding victory in the country's local elections.

Some papers are saying its a major step in the comeback of both the conservative UMP party and France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

The new local political map shows the UMP and its allies will take over two-thirds of the 102 local "departments". By far the centre-right's best showing since 1992.

Welcoming the result, Sarkozy said: "We're finally going to accelerate our prep…

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday - "All Glory, Laud and Honor"

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass's colt. (Jn 12:13-15)!"

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Loyalty of Israel's True Friend

By Melanie Phillips

In New York last week, I was talking to American Jews anxious about the very difficult relationship between President Obama and Israel's newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We wait to see whether the Obama administration will carry out its post-election threat to throw Israel under the bus if the declaration of a Palestine state comes to a UN vote. The idea, however, that the nation of America would sever its relationship with Israel is a very different matter. For Israel has a special place in America's heart.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Death Of Catholic Universities In America

Catholic universities in America have lost sight of their institutional identities. Only direct intervention from the Vatican can reverse their decline.

From The Federalist
By Dominic Lynch

Catholic universities in America are typically regarded as offering a well-rounded education combined with one of the premier intellectual forces of the West: the Catholic Church, and its vast well of knowledge in almost every discipline. Unlike state-sponsored institutions, which can offer a quality education, Catholic universities have the advantage of a grounded and time-tested moral foundation.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

King Richard III Laid to Rest at Leicester Cathedral

A service to mark the reburial of King Richard III has taken place at Leicester Cathedral.  The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, presided over the service with local senior clergy and representatives of world faiths.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were among the guests.