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  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Stanford Students to Crusade Against Catholic Saint's Name

    03/15/2016 6:33:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | Adelle Nazarian
    Students at Stanford University, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, are attempting to scrub names and symbols that honor people who are historically connected to slavery and colonialism from the college campus. The move echoes a series of colleges across the nation whose students have attempted to do the same. The latest target in this battle is Saint Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish, Roman Catholic priest and missionary who was canonized last September. His name is on two dorms, an academic building a street and the mall that is the school's official address. It is "important for the university...
  • Dear Ms. Walker: You Are Not a Priest (another female ordination)

    01/10/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by NYer · 95 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kathy SCHIFFER
    On Saturday, January 3 in Kansas City, Georgia Walker attempted to do what no woman had done before:  She tried to become a Roman Catholic priest.And she’s got the pictures to prove it:  Georgia smiling, arms raised in triumph, vested in red and white, processing down the aisle at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church.  Her friend, “Bishop” Bridget Mary Meehan, smiles proudly at her side.  Attending the ceremony were members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a group of similarly deluded women who imagine themselves to be ordained.Here’s the thing, though:  WOMEN CAN’T BE PRIESTS.No, really!  Women...
  • Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

    11/28/2014 7:16:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | PATRICIA ALEX
    MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Attendees recently sat around Kean University's custom-made oak conference table. Breaking News: Legislator calls for investigation into Kean University's $219K conference tableIt costs more than $44,000 in tuition to attend Kean University for four years, and many of the schools students struggle to pay the bill. But the taxpayer-supported school in the township of Union spent $219,000 so far and has authorized up to $270,000 about the average price of a house in the nearby working-class neighborhood for a custom-made, circular conference table that seats 23 and features data ports, microphones and an illuminated...
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • Students Try to Banish Catholic Chaplain From Campus for Anti-Gay Stance

    04/04/2013 6:39:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Two gay seniors at George Washington University say they feel alienated because the chaplain at George Washingtons Newman Center rejects homosexuality, and they arent going to take it anymore. The seniors, Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen, have announced a coordinated campaign to rid the campus of the Roman Catholic priest, reports The GW Hatchet, the schools independent student newspaper. They also assert that 12 or more students have quit the Newman Center in recent years because they cant tolerate Father Greg Shaffers ardent anti-gay and, for the record, anti-abortion beliefs. Shaffer has worked for five years at George Washingtons...
  • Catholic Schools showing the Vagina Monologues

    02/07/2005 11:44:53 AM PST · by dangus · 60 replies · 8,682+ views
    from a review of V-Day ^ | 2/7/05 | dangus
    "Catholic" schools showing the Vagina Monologues: Loyola Marymount St. Mary's College of California Georgetown University DePaul University Saint Xavier University Loyola University-Chicago University of Notre Dame Loyola University-New Orleans St. Mary's College of Maryland Holy Cross Mount Holyoke Boston College Saint Louis University College of Saint Mary-Nebraska (Where is Abp. Bruskewicz?) Marymount College of New York College of St. Rose University of Detroit/Mercy Marist College Mt. Saint Vincent Fordham University Marymount Manhattan College St, John Fisher University of Dayton Lehigh University St. Francis University of Penna. Providence College St. Benedict College There are several other school son the list which...
  • Evangelical school refuses pro-life display on campus

    11/08/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    World News Group ^ | 11.08.12 | Leigh Jones
    Before class last Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, Seth Gruber stood outside his school's dining hall with a sign showing a tiny pair of red, severed hands. Some students who walked by him during the next four hours stared down at their feet as they passed. Others shot him dirty looks. Several told him the graphic pictures of aborted babies were inappropriate and disrespectful. Gruber, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., knew his pro-life activism wouldn't make him the most popular guy on campus. But he didn't expect to meet with so much opposition. Westmont is an evangelical...
  • Victoria Kennedy supporters demand that Bishop Robert McManus explain himself to her

    04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that: "Two national religious organizations today will formally ask Bishop Robert J. McManus to reinstate Victoria Reggie Kennedy as the commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. The small Catholic liberal arts school in Paxton withdrew its invitation last month after the bishop raised concerns with college officials about positions taken by the widow of former U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other social issues of interest to the church. The school has yet to announce a new speaker. Representatives of Catholic Democrats are expected to deliver a petition...
  • Fordham to Honor Geraldine Ferraro

    05/23/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/23/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 candidate for the vice presidency whose position on abortion repeatedly put her at odds with New Yorks late John Cardinal OConnor, will soon be memorialized at Fordham Law School, according to a report in Fordham magazine. Ferraros husband, John Zaccaro Sr., and their son, John Zaccaro Jr., who are pictured in the magazine, recently made a leadership gift to Fordham in honor the late Queens congresswoman who rose to national prominence. Ferraro died of multiple myeloma in 2011. The gift, whose amount is not disclosed in the article, reportedly will go to support a new Law...
  • Silencing Dissent About Black Studies

    05/08/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 15 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08 May 2012 | Jonathan S.Tobin
    Naomi Schaefer Riley, the only Conservative blogger at The Chronicle of Higher Education, was fired after thousands of readers complained about her post "The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations." J.S. Tobin writes a vigorous defense. Per copyright issues, Ms. Riley's post can be accessed only by link in Comments.
  • 'Shut up,' they explained (writer gets fired after criticizing black studies dissertations)

    05/09/2012 4:43:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The trade paper of the academic industry just fired a writer who dared express skepticism about the academic worth of a number of doctoral dissertations in the field of black studies. Liz McMillan, editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote a "Note to readers" explaining why Naomi Schaefer Riley's blog posting on Brainstorm last week ("The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations" merited her dismissal and an abject apology from the editorial honcho.Reactions are mostly predictable, from both leftists and conservatives.Riley is, of course, being widely termed a racist. She summarized her critics in...
  • Archbishop Chaput challenges Catholic educators to 'convert the culture'

    11/11/2011 3:03:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | 11/11/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput encouraged Catholic universities to rediscover the Church's intellectual tradition and use it to shape society's future. Catholic higher education is heir to the greatest intellectual, moral and cultural patrimony in human history, the archbishop said in a Nov. 10 address at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Catholic intellectual tradition, he said, offers a deeply satisfying answer to the questions of human life, and is beautiful because it's true. It has nothing to be embarrassed about and every reason to be on fire with confidence and apostolic zeal. We only defeat ourselves and we...
  • Catholic colleges discuss making school a good place for gays

    11/01/2005 2:04:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 64 replies · 1,206+ views
    Dateline Alabama ^ | 10.29.05 | LISA LEFF
    More than 40 Catholic colleges were represented on Saturday at a conference that was billed as the nation's first on how gays and lesbians fit in at universities guided by a faith that says their sexual orientation is wrong. But rather than lamenting the Catholic Church's stand on homosexuality, the two-day "Out There" conference at Santa Clara University showed that plenty of gay-related scholarship and student affairs planning is going on in Catholic higher education, said co-organizer Linda Garber. "It's important and interesting to know there are Catholic universities that have offices and staff people specifically geared toward LGBT concerns,"...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] 16 Catholic colleges fail fiscal responsibility test

    08/17/2010 3:45:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    319 of the nations postsecondary schools, 16 of them Catholic, have failed the US Department of Educations fiscal responsibility test for 2008-09. Four of the schools-- Ave Maria School of Law, Belmont Abbey College, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston-- have been praised by the Cardinal Newman Society for their efforts to promote a strong Catholic identity. (Ave Maria University, unlike Ave Maria School of Law, passed the test with the highest possible rating.) The other Catholic colleges that failed the test are the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Brescia...
  • Fairfield Students Bussed to Hear Gay Advocate Bash the (Catholic) Church

    10/20/2011 3:36:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | October 19, 2011
    Fairfield University’s student newspaper The Mirror reports that Fairfield provided transportation for students to hear openly gay sex columnist Dan Savage bash the Catholic Church in his keynote address for the “Pro-Queer Life” conference on Saturday.The lecture contradicts assurances reportedly made by Fairfield President Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., to Bishop William Lori that the conference would “not be a vehicle for dissent.”The Jesuit university reportedly bussed students to Union Theological Seminary in New York as part of their “More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church,” an effort by Fairfield and Fordham Universities along with two non-denominational...
  • 'White African-American' Suing N.J. Med School for Discrimination

    05/13/2009 9:42:06 PM PDT · by Westlander · 28 replies · 1,552+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | 5-13-2009 | SARAH NETTER
    Born and raised in Mozambique and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Serodio, 45, has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey medical school, claiming he was harassed and ultimately suspended for identifying himself during a class cultural exercise as a "white African-American."
  • Bishop Corrects Catholic College for Inviting Gay "Marriage" Advocate

    02/17/2009 5:01:09 PM PST · by tcg · 5 replies · 781+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/18/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Statement of the Diocese of Scranton in Response to Misericordia Universitys Plans to Host Speaker Keith Boykin "Misericordia Universitys Diversity Institute is twice providing at the University on February 17, 2009, a platform for Keith Boykin. "Mr. Boykin has authored three books and all three have been nominated for a Lambda Literary award. Lambda is a legal advocacy effort for homosexual causes. Mr. Boykin is an avid supporter of same sex marriage and is an activist for positions disturbingly opposed to Catholic moral teaching. "Bishop Martino wants Catholics of the Diocese of Scranton to know of his absolute disapproval of...
  • Framing the issues of college drinking

    01/12/2009 8:49:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 612+ views
    star ledger ^ | 09.09.08 | Ana Alaya
    Drew University, like many colleges, is working harder to deter underage drinking, but that didn't stop students younger than 21 from drinking heavily at campus parties Labor Day weekend. "The parties are in dorms, on top of buildings, wherever people find an ample place where they're not going to be bothered," said 18-year-old Dean Shtainhorn of Millburn, who admitted to experimenting with alcohol. The Madison campus is not unlike colleges across the country dealing with the problem of underage alcohol consumption and binge drinking. That is why Drew University president Robert Weisbuch said he joined the Amethyst Initiative, a national...
  • Drew U. rejects 'gender-neutral' dorm proposal-group had sought to make life easier for transgender

    12/08/2008 10:10:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 655+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.07.08 | LESLIE KWOH
    Students attending Drew University next fall will not have the option of living in a "gender-neutral" dorm after officials shot down a student proposal, saying the idea had become too controversial. The proposal, which students spent four years drafting, aimed to accommodate Drew's transgender freshmen in 2009 by designating a dorm where males and females could live together. After months of debate, however, officials announced in September they were rejecting the plan, citing heavy opposition from trustees and alumni. University officials also asked how parents of prospective students might react, and how such a policy would fit in with Drew's...
  • Obama Rally at Catholic College Irresponsible

    01/16/2008 10:36:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 159+ views
    cardinal newman society ^ | 1/14/2008 | Patrick J. Reilly
    On Wednesday, January 9th,pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama addressed a large crowd at Saint Peters College, a Jesuit Catholic institution in Jersey City, N.J., generating considerable media attention to his campaign.Its irresponsible for a Catholic college and its leadership to host a political rally for an aggressively pro-abortion candidate, said Patrick J. Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society. Such events curry public attention at the expense of public morality. In so doing, they demonstrate reckless disregard for the most vulnerable human lives and contribute to the general decline of Catholic higher education.The president ofSaint Peters College, Dr....
  • Ye-She-Va, University Is Rattled By Transgender Prof

    09/08/2008 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 596+ views
    ny post ^ | 09.08.08 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Yeshiva University professor left two years ago as a man - and returned last week as a woman. Literature Professor Joy Ladin, formerly known as Jay Ladin, 47, showed up for her first day of school sporting pink lipstick, a tight purple shirt and a flirty black skirt. She cheerfully strutted through the doors of the Midtown campus' main building, where she oversees the writing center. Many at the Jewish university are horrified by the presence of the transgender professor. Some fear the news could cut alumni donations. Ladin and the school won't comment on the situation, but some...
  • Pro-Life Bioethicist, Robert P. George, and students will be on the Glenn Beck show tonight 8/22

    08/22/2008 9:05:04 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 209+ views
    e-mail alert | 08-22-08
    I encourage you to watch the Glenn Beck Program this next Friday, August 22, at either 7 pm, 9 pm or midnight, Eastern Standard Time. The program will consist of an interview with four students and Prof. George to discuss the work that has been going on at Princeton over the last 10 years or so to create a climate that is more supportive for students interested in a college education that includes the development of moral convictions and practices. As you know Universities have years ago decided they are no longer going to instruct students on what is right...
  • V-Day Performances on 24 Catholic Campuses, 2007

    02/16/2007 2:26:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | Patrick J. Reilly
    Updated List of Schools Planning V-Monologues PerformancesThe University of Notre Dame has been remved from the list of schools planning V-Monologues performances. Updated February 15, 2007 (according to or confirmed by theschools)MORE Bellarmine University Dr. Joseph J. McGowan, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205(800) Boston College Rev. William Leahy, S.J., 18 Old Colony Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (617) College of the Holy Cross Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J., 1 College St., Worcester, MA 01610 (508) College of Mount Saint Vincent Dr. Charles Flynn, Jr., 6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10471 (718) 405- 3233charles.flynn@mountsaint College...
  • The Catholic Church and the Creation of the University, The Church played a central role (caucus)

    10/18/2007 4:16:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 124+ views
    cerc ^ | May 16, 2005 | THOMAS E. WOODS, JR.
    The Catholic Church and the Creation of the UniversityThe Church played a central if not exclusive role in the establishment and encouragement of theuniversity. The substantial output of medieval scholarship that was produced in the twentieth century should have put this inane caricature to rest once and for all, but here we have another case of specialized knowledge that hasnt managed to trickle down to the general public. It was, after all, in the High Middle Ages that the university came into existence. The university, which developed and matured at the height of Catholic Europe, was a new phenomenon in...
  • Holy Cross College Hosts on-Campus Planned Parenthood Workshops, Awards Pro-Abortion Governor

    09/29/2007 9:19:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 993+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/28/07 | Peter J. Smith
    WORCHESTER, Massachusetts, September 28, 2007 ( - Jesuit-run Holy Cross, the oldest Catholic college in New England, is hosting the 2007 Teen Pregnancy Institute with Planned Parenthood promoting teenage contraception. The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy presents the conference every year, but by hosting the conference the Holy Cross Jesuits are sending the message that they have no qualms with its promotion of contraception and the presence of Planned Parenthood, which are intrinsically inimical to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church. At this year's conference - scheduled October 24, from 8AM - 4 PM - "Messages that Matter: Strengthening...
  • Indictments in hazing stir fears, College administrators worry over their liability

    08/21/2007 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 692+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 19, 2007 | ANA M. ALAYA
    The recent indictment of two Rider University administrators following the alcohol-related death of a student at a fraternity is prompting colleges and universities across the state and country to review their alcohol policies. But perhaps a bigger worry for schools is the amount of liability they might be asked to bear for students' dangerous behavior. "I can assure you there are a lot of conversations taking place on campuses about this," said George Brelsford, dean of students at Rowan University in Glassboro. "Certainly we are watching this case very closely. We are reviewing everything we do as it relates to...
  • Matters of Faith Find a New Prominence on Campus

    05/04/2007 10:07:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 348+ views
    NY Times ^ | 05.02.07 | ALAN FINDER
    Peter J. Gomes has been at Harvard University for 37 years, and says he remembers when religious people on campus felt under siege. To be seen as religious often meant being dismissed as not very bright, he said. No longer. At Harvard these days, said Professor Gomes, the university preacher, There is probably more active religious life now than there has been in 100 years. Across the country, on secular campuses as varied as Colgate University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley, chaplains, professors and administrators say students are drawn to religion and spirituality with more...
  • Why you rarely see your professors in church

    03/21/2007 9:48:48 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 604+ views
    The Michigan Daily ^ | 3/21/07 | Kingson Man
    It's a brilliant Sunday morning, but the sunshine deceives. Step outside and the air is frigid, still below the freezing point. South University Avenue looks like a mirage in the windy cold. The winter just refuses to give up. The detritus of our national day of alcohol abuse - pardon me, St. Patrick's Day - litters the streets and yards of campus. Cracked green knickknacks are blown about. Partially-filled beer cans roll down South U. One block away, the Campus Chapel on 1236 Washtenaw Avenue opens its doors for Sunday service. On campus, the sacred and profane maintain an uneasy...
  • Christmas On The Campus

    12/14/2006 7:34:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 780+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 12.12.06 | Bill Donohue, Ph.D.
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses the way Christmas is being celebrated on college campuses this year: At Missouri State University, the Office of Multicultural Student Services does not list Christmas as part of its December celebrations: but it does list Kwanzaa, which unfortunately they think is spelled Kwanza. They celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September to mid-October; October is Gay and Lesbian Month; and Native American Heritage Month captures November. But no Christmasjust Kwanza. At SUNY Buffalo, they celebrate a Holiday Carnival which includes a Hanukkah table, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day [this is a Canadian holiday], St. Nicks Day and...
  • Woman shortage in science blamed on bias

    07/15/2006 8:09:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 61 replies · 1,283+ views ^ | 07.13.06 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO -- As an Ivy League-trained neurobiologist who oversees a research lab at Stanford, Ben Barres feels qualified to comment on whether nature or nurture explains the persistent gender gap in the scientific community. But it wasn't just his medical degree from Dartmouth, his Ph.D from Harvard and his studies on brain development and regeneration that inspired him to write an article blaming the shortage of female scientists on institutional bias. Rather, it was that for most of his academic life, the 51-year-old professor who now wears a beard was once known as Dr. Barbara Barres, a woman who...
  • College Abortion Vandalism Continues, Princeton Pro-Life Display Trashed

    04/22/2006 9:34:03 AM PDT · by dukeman · 24 replies · 1,072+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 4/21/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Princeton, NJ -- Abortion vandalism is continuing at another college as abortion advocates destroyed a pro-life display pro-life students at Princeton University set up. The incident comes just one week after a professor led pro-abortion students in trashing a pro-life display at Northern Kentucky University. Members of Princeton Pro-Life set up a pro-life flag display in front of Frist Campus Center to remember the 347 students that the group estimates are not attending Princeton this year because of abortion. Pro-Life president Tom Haine said the vandalism occurred early Thursday morning. The pink and blue flags the group used to represent...
  • ATF rids Univ. of ninja threat (University of Georgia)

    04/12/2006 1:02:51 PM PDT · by Cagey · 124 replies · 3,037+ views
    Red and Black ^ | 4-12-2006 | CAROLINE ERVIN
    ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious including ninjas. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a suspicious individual near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said. Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when he was detained. After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested. It was surreal, Ransom said. I was jogging from Wesley to Snelling when I heard someone yell freeze. Ransom said he thought a...
  • Immigrants rally for tuition bill (DREAM Act)

    03/31/2006 9:49:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 771+ views ^ | 03.31.06 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    TRENTON As the U.S. Senate continued debates on how to handle the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, more than 100 people rallied outside the State House on Thursday to demand that undocumented students be allowed to pay in-state college tuition rates. The protesters, mainly Latino college students and undocumented immigrants from around the state, expressed frustration over a bill in the Education Committee of the state Senate that has languished since 2003. The bill would allow illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates. A similar legislative proposal, known as the DREAM Act, is pending at the federal...
  • Evangelizing in a 'Post Pagan' Culture

    03/14/2006 6:26:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 491+ views
    CERC ^ | July 2001 | Fr. Anthony Mastroeni, J.D., S.T.L., S.T.D,
    We need to have some of that sense of urgency of St Paul who said, "Woe is me if I do not preach the Gospel." The aim is not simply to win arguments, but to win hearts. The best way to conquer your "enemy" is to make him your friend. Few people see the turn of a century and fewer still the turn of a millennium as we have. Sad to say, many of those who were privileged to experience this awesome shift of time did not take note of the reason for it all. Very few realised it was...
  • Many Hispanics finding faith in Islam

    02/27/2006 12:28:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 94 replies · 2,097+ views ^ | 02.26.06 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    Last year, Gaby Gonzalez wore black nail polish and black eye shadow. She had a messy room, standoffs with mom and occasional drinks. Today, the Honduran-born 20-year-old is known as Sister Gaby. She proudly wears her jade-green hijab, which forms a nearly perfect frame around her delicate features and large brown eyes. She prays several times a day and does not wear makeup, eat pork or even utter the phrase "happy hour" that is all haram, she said, or prohibited in Arabic."In my past, I focused on myself. I didn't think about other people, about my parents, just myself...
  • Students document abuse of Black History Month on campuses

    02/25/2006 4:49:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,419+ views
    Renew America ^ | 02.25.06 | Jim Kouri
    Parents will be surprised at times shocked to learn that leading colleges and universities have used the February Black History Month to lash out angrily at whites, to spread socialist ideas, and to honor the Black Panthers, according to a statement released by the Young America's Foundation. They claim that missing from many Black History Month campus activities were positive messages and discussions about the accomplishments that blacks have made in business, education, government, and science. They also complain that "too few black conservative speakers, such as Ward Connerly, Walter Williams, and Star Parker, were invited to provide...
  • Fake findings used to secure $16M grant(stem cell research fraud)

    02/22/2006 7:35:22 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 615+ views ^ | 2 22 06 | Jennifer Bails
    A University of Pittsburgh reproductive biologist relied on the now-discredited stem-cell findings of a disgraced Korean scientist to win a $16.1 million federal grant last fall, according to federal documents and letters obtained by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pitt's Gerald Schatten will use the money for an ambitious stem-cell research program that will occupy four of seven floors of Magee-Womens Research Institute's building, now under construction in Oakland, the documents show. The five-year grant, awarded to Schatten in September by the National Institutes of Health, is based in part on cloning experiments deliberately falsified by Hwang Woo-Suk, the documents show.
  • Halfway to Heaven

    02/20/2006 12:19:39 PM PST · by Abathar · 24 replies · 747+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 issue | Susannah Meadows
    The 5,000-acre tomato field in southwestern Florida sure doesn't look like heaven. Bulldozers scrape the land flat while clusters of Porta Pottis signal an undeniable earthiness. But soon a massive cathedral will rise from this barren spot. Reaching 100 feet in the air behind a 65-foot crucifix, the Oratory will anchor Ave Maria, a whole new town and Roman Catholic university 30 miles east of Naples. Ground was officially broken last week, and the plan is to build 11,000 homeslikely drawing families who already hold the church at the center of their lives. For Tom Monaghan, the devout Catholic who...

    02/17/2006 8:06:12 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,210+ views ^ | 2 17 06 | Michelle Malkin
    Here's a follow-up on the fight to honor Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington of "Black Sheep Squadron" fame at the University of Washington. Renee Fricke, Director of the Annual Giving Programs at the University of Washington Foundation, e-mails: Michelle, You might be interested to know that we've set up the Lt. Col. Gregory "Pappy" Boyington Memorial Scholarship Fund through the University of Washington Foundation and have provided a link on the UW Foundation website for folks who want to support this effort. We've gotten a number of e-mails expressing an interest in supporting this fund. This fund will provide scholarships to...
  • SSDP Sues Department of Education in Freedom of Information Act Dispute

    02/07/2006 4:14:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 631+ views ^ | 2 6 06 |
    The nonprofit organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy announced late last week it has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education alleging that the department is refusing to release state-by-state data on the number of students affected by a law barring them from receiving financial aid because they have a drug conviction unless SSDP pays a hefty fee for the service. The student group wants information about the impact of the Higher Education Act's (HEA) drug provision, authored by arch-drug warrior Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), and in effect since 2000. SSDP is part of a large coalition of student,...
  • Lecturer: Blacks have yet to heal (post-traumatic slave syndrome)

    02/03/2006 6:47:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 69 replies · 2,598+ views ^ | 02.03.06 | JENNIFER HINES CUNNINGHAM
    Some students at William Paterson University Thursday said they could see a correlation between the behavior of some students on campus and what a visiting professor called "post-traumatic slave syndrome." Joy DeGruy Leary, an assistant professor of social work at Portland State University, presented more than a decade of research to a crowd of some 100 people at and concluded that generations of black families have been traumatized by the lingering effects of slavery. Her talk was the first in a series of Black History Month programs at the school. Leary said she often hears blacks say that "good hair,"...
  • Catholic Higher Education Alert - 1/31/06

    01/31/2006 8:11:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 803+ views
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 01.31.06 | Patrick J. Reilly
    DePaul Offers Minor in Homosexual StudiesBeginning this semester, DePaul University is offering a new minor, officially called The LGBTQ [Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer] Studies Program at DePaul. The program includes courses in English literature, comparative literature, American Studies, psychology and women and gender studies. Offerings vary from Queer Studies to the history of sexuality from the Puritans to the Victorian Era. It has not been indicated that all courses and materials will be entirely consistent with Catholic teaching. To protest: Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., President, 55 E. Jackson Blvd., 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60604; (312) 362-8890; dholtsch@depaul.eduCNS Urges...
  • Former ETSU cheerleader says she was kicked off squad for being Hooters Girl

    02/01/2006 3:43:36 AM PST · by don-o · 372 replies · 10,698+ views
    Kingsport Times-News ^ | February 1, 2006 | Sam Watson
    JOHNSON CITY - A former East Tennessee State University cheerleader contends that she was dismissed from the squad because of her job at a restaurant known for tight-fitting, scanty uniforms. "I'm 18. I should be able to work where I choose," ETSU freshman Kimberly Sams said of her job at Johnson City's Hooters Restaurant. "Maybe if it was a strip club or something like that, it would be different. If the basketball team can come in here and eat, then I should be able to work (at Hooters)." Sams, a Carter County resident who graduated with honors from Unaka High...
  • PLATO VS. DEWEY, Pagans or Apostates?

    01/08/2006 5:48:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 1,182+ views
    NOR ^ | March 2004 | Alice von Hildebrand
    He who aims at changing society -- for good or for evil -- knows that he should gain control over three things: education, the news media, and entertainment. These are the keys that shape a society. My concern is education. Great men have always emphasized its crucial importance. To form young minds is to build the future of a society. There is no nobler task, and education begins at home. The mother is the primary educator of her child, for she will spend more time with her babies than the father can, even though his role is also crucial. To...
  • California Tells Christian Club it Must Admit Non-Christians and Homosexuals

    01/02/2006 5:08:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 120 replies · 3,208+ views ^ | Jan 2, 2006 | Brendan Steinhauser
    California Tells Christian Club it Must Admit Non-Christians and Homosexuals By Brendan Steinhauser Jan 2, 2006 A new Christian club at California State University--San Bernardino was recently denied official recognition by the university because it required its members to adhere to Biblical principles of morality. Some of these principles, as explained by the student organizer, Ryan Sorba, include abstaining from premarital sex and homosexual relations. Sorba says that in order to join his Christian group, a student must adhere to the teachings of Jesus Christ and strive to avoid sinful behavior. According to Cal-State San Bernardino President Albert Karnig, these...
  • Lech Walesa tells his story of faith at Seton Hall

    12/05/2005 11:52:09 AM PST · by lizol · 5 replies · 598+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, December 02, 2005 | SARA K. CLARKE
    Lech Walesa tells his story of faith at Seton Hall Former Polish president finally accepts honorary degree conferred in 1982 Friday, December 02, 2005 BY SARA K. CLARKE Star-Ledger Staff Former Polish President Lech Walesa said yesterday it was faith that allowed Poland to triumph over Communism, and he credited Pope John Paul II with stirring the nation to rise up in solidarity. Walesa urged listeners to focus on values as he spoke to a gymnasium full of people at Seton Hall University Thursday, as part of the school's World Leaders Forum. "No one throughout the world gave us the...
  • Catholic League Denounces Cal State Dept. Head's Holiday Dcor Ban, July 4th & Christmas Insensitive

    12/23/2005 8:05:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 720+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 12.23.05 | Jim Brown
    Catholic League Denounces Cal State Dept. Head's Holiday Dcor Ban(AgapePress) - The Catholic League is criticizing an administrator at California State University - Sacramento who informed her department that decorations for holidays such as Christmas and the Fourth of July are now banned from the office because they "represent discrimination" and "ethnic insensitivity."The Catholic League recently obtained the memo sent out by the school's Director of the Office of Services to Students With Disabilities, Patricia Sonntag. Sacramento State verified that the holiday decorating ban exists in Sonntag's department; however, the university called her memo "well intentioned, but misguided."But Kiera McCaffrey,...
  • Expulsion For Gay Comments? Duquesne Student Resists Punishment

    10/27/2005 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 184 replies · 2,753+ views
    Expulsion For Gay Comments? Duquesne Student Resists Punishment Catholic University Sanctions Student for Calling Homosexuality 'Subhuman' PITTSBURGH -- A Duquesne University sophomore will risk being kicked out of school rather than write an essay as punishment for expressing his view that homosexuality is "subhuman." Ryan Miner, 19, of Hagerstown, Md., was sanctioned by Duquesne after posting his view in The Facebook, an online directory that is not related to the university. Miner opposed an effort by other students to form a Gay-Straight Alliance group, an issue that is still being debated by the university. "I believe as a student...

    10/21/2005 9:40:53 AM PDT · by ff1787 · 206 replies · 11,428+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 21 OCT 05 | Michelle Malkin
    Mike Adams blows the whistle on a murder-minded liberal racist in academia. His name is Dr. Kamau Kambon, an affiliated faculty instructor at NC State University.