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  • EEOC nominee signed radical marriage manifesto that praised polygamy

    09/30/2009 1:35:51 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 22 replies · 1,072+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Sept. 30 2009 | Catholic News Agency
    A law professor nominated by President Obama to become a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was a signatory to a radical 2006 manifesto which endorsed polygamous households and argued traditional marriage should not be privileged “above all others.” Georgetown University Law Center professor Chai R. Feldblum, nominated as a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is listed as a signatory to the July 26, 2006 manifesto “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships.” The manifesto’s signatories said they proposed a “new vision” for governmental and private recognition of “diverse kinds”...
  • Obama ‘proud’ to have homosexual band march in inaugural parade

    12/10/2008 6:38:03 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 94 replies · 2,849+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 10 2008 | Catholic News Agency
    President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have officially invited the Lesbian and Gay Band Association to march in the Inaugural Parade. One of the association’s web sites reports that the group will also march in September as part of the homosexual “Southern Decadence” festival infamous for its public lewd acts. The Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) is a network of lesbian and gay bands comprised of concert and marching bands from various American cities. According to a December 10 press release from the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the group’s appearance in the Inaugural Parade on January 20 will...
  • Professors’ abortion debate attracts hundreds at University of Colorado

    01/22/2008 6:58:59 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 36 replies · 133+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 22 2008 | Catholic News Agency
    Boulder, CO, Jan 22, 2008 / 03:11 am (CNA).- A Catholic-sponsored debate about the ethics of abortion packed hundreds into an auditorium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, CO this past Friday night. The debate featured two prominent philosophy professors—Drs. Peter Kreeft and David Boonin—who defended their views on the ethics of abortion. Listeners filled all 288 seats of the auditorium, while others sat in the aisles. Still more sat in the overflow seating in the basement hallway, and even crowded the stairs leading up from the basement, a total audience easily surpassing 400 in number. The debate,...
  • Why the Democrats are Blue

    10/29/2007 12:58:38 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 19 replies · 160+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | October 25, 2007 | Deal Hudson, Mark Stricherz
    How did the Democratic Party lose the support of the working-class and Catholic voters who were once its stronghold? In his book Why the Democrats Are Blue: How Secular Liberals Hijacked the People's Party, Mark Stricherz argues that the change from the "people's party" to a party of secular-elite values can be traced to a particular political moment -- and one that few people would think. Deal W. Hudson sat down with Stricherz to talk about what he calls "the greatest untold story in American politics." ♦ ♦ ♦ Deal W. Hudson: Mark, what led you to write this book?...
  • Archbishop Burke: public figures must receive Holy Communion worthily

    10/02/2007 10:14:40 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 7 replies · 162+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | October 2, 2007 | Catholic News Agency
    Archbishop Burke: public figures must receive Holy Communion worthily Pastors must protect the holiness of the Eucharist and communicant’s soul St. Louis, Oct 2, 2007 / 10:24 am (CNA).- In an essay certain to have an impact on American politics, Archbishop Raymond Burke of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has criticized lax attitudes concerning the reception of the Holy Eucharist. His words continue a long-standing debate about whether Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should receive communion. Archbishop Burke's essay, titled "The Discipline Regarding the Denial of Holy Communion to Those Obstinately Persevering in Manifest Grave Sin," appeared in Periodica...
  • They Won't Know What Hit Them

    02/10/2007 4:40:00 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 18 replies · 1,297+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | March 2007 | Joshua Green
    ...Like many other state legislatures last year, Iowa’s was narrowly divided. So all it would take to break the momentum toward a constitutional marriage ban was to tip a few close races. If Democrats took control of the House and Senate, however narrowly, the initiative would die, and with it the likelihood of further legislation limiting civil rights for gays and lesbians. And, fortuitously, Carroll’s own reelection race looked to be one of the closest. He represented the liberal college town of Grinnell and had won the last time around by just a handful of votes. Over the summer, Carroll’s...
  • The Color Purple

    12/08/2006 11:25:57 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 9 replies · 652+ views
    National Review ^ | December 4, 2006 | John J. Miller
    "The Rocky Mtn News calculated that Dems raised $4 million for friendly 527s, compared with $2.9 mil raised by Republicans." [...] "Three millionaire liberals are working the state's electoral levers. "They're trying to buy the political structure of the state," says Governor Owens. "Everywhere we look, we see their money and their resources." The ringleader is Tim Gill, the founder of Quark, a software firm; over the last decade, he has donated tens of millions to gay and lesbian causes. His political activism dates back to 1992, when Colorado voters amended the state constitution to restrict certain gay-rights laws. "Nothing...
  • Apologia pro Munere Suo: Why Seminarians Need to Learn Latin

    11/27/2006 9:28:04 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 3 replies · 514+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | November, 2006 | Daniel B. Gallagher
    It never fails. The moment I loosen my Roman collar and settle in for a long flight, a fellow passenger pops the question: "So, Father, what do you do?" Running down the list of my ministerial responsibilities, this one intrigues them the most: "I teach Latin in the seminary." "Really? Priests still have to know that? Didn't the Church get rid of Latin after Vatican II? What do seminarians have to know a dead language for?" Yes, yes, no, and I would never bother teaching anyone a dead language. Catholics usually are more perplexed by the requirement for seminarians to...
  • Borat film 'tricked' poor village actors

    11/11/2006 3:58:20 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 20 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11th November 2006 | BOJAN PANCEVSKI and CARMIOLA IONESCU
    When Sacha Baron Cohen wanted a village to represent the impoverished Kazakh home of his character Borat, he found the perfect place in Glod: a remote mountain outpost with no sewerage or running water and where locals eke out meagre livings peddling scrap iron or working patches of land. But now the villagers of this tiny, close-knit community have angrily accused the comedian of exploiting them, after discovering his new blockbuster film portrays them as a backward group of rapists, abortionists and prostitutes, who happily engage in casual incest. They claim film-makers lied to them about the true nature of...
  • The Confession II

    11/06/2006 12:44:32 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 4 replies · 347+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Nov. 1, 2006 | Stanley Kurtz
    The Confession II “Conservative” proponents of same-sex marriage are about to overtaken by radicals. By Stanley Kurtz In his well-received 1997 book on the AIDS crisis, Sexual Ecology, journalist Gabriel Rotello said: The anti-marriage sentiment in the gay and lesbian political world has abated in recent years, and the legalization of same-sex marriage is now an accepted focus of gay liberation. Yet it is rarely posed as a major issue of AIDS prevention. Prevention activists generally don’t include marriage as a goal because they generally don’t include monogamy as a goal....such advocates are generally careful not to make the case...
  • Bad Music is Destroying the Church

    10/24/2006 8:23:05 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 376 replies · 3,362+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | October 2006 | James MacMillan
    In recent times the Church has developed uneasy relations with its musicians. Growing up in the 1960s and 70s I was aware of a creeping separation between my serious engagement with the study of music, the application and practice of assiduously honed skills, and what the Church seemed to need and want for its liturgy. I soon discovered that most serious Catholic musicians were being repulsed by an increasingly rigid misinterpretation of the Second Vatican Council’s reforms on music. Clergy and “liturgists” began expressing a scarcely veiled disdain for the very expertise and learning that musicians had sought to acquire....
  • Domestic partnerships: a moocher's dream come true

    10/19/2006 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 9 replies · 773+ views
    Denver YourHub ^ | 10/17/2006 | Kevin J Jones
    There is a same-sex domestic partnership referendum on the Colorado ballot this year called Referendum I. It extends the legal benefits and responsibilities of marriage to registered same-sex domestic partners. Its supporters disingenously insist that domestic partnerships are in no way the same as marriage. The considerable moral concerns about legitimizing homosexual acts are excluded from the opposing arguments in the Colorado voters' Blue Book entry on the referendum. Observing the rampant amorality of our government and the collapse of substantive public ethical discussion, this exclusion is hardly surprising. Yet the Blue Book also neglects fiscal argument nearly as important....
  • Challenges of Christian Converts From Islam

    10/16/2006 9:51:01 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Zenit ^ | OCT. 16, 2006 |, Giorgio Paolucci
    Converts from Islam to Christianity pose a challenge for governments to ensure freedom of religion -- and their witness is also a challenge to the Church itself. So says Giorgio Paolucci, editor in chief of the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire. He has written a book with Lebanese journalist Camille Eid, Avvenire's Mideast correspondent, entitled "I Cristiani Venuti dall'Islam" (Christian Converts from Islam), which gathers the testimonies of Muslims residing in Italy who have converted to Christianity. "The book seeks to bring to light an iceberg," says Paolucci. "Whereas Westerners who convert to Islam are very well known -- they go...
  • Minutemen Assaulted On Video

    10/05/2006 11:15:30 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 50 replies · 2,937+ views
    Fox 31 News ^ | October 4, 2006 | Fox 31 News
    A Colorado group known as the Minutemen -whose aim is keeping an eye on illegal immigrants- says they were attacked. It was all caught on camera. Fox 31’s Jeremy Hubbard has the exclusive details.
  • Homosexual Activist Targets Colorado Family with “Hate Crime” Fire in Front Yard

    09/29/2006 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 76 replies · 2,123+ views ^ | September 28, 2006 |
    Homosexual Activist Targets Colorado Family with “Hate Crime” Fire in Front Yard Fire starter leaves note accusing family of being terrorists for opposing homosexuality By Gudrun Schultz COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, September 28, 2006 ( - A family displaying signs opposing homosexuality on their front lawn have been the target of accelerating harassment by homosexual activists, culminating in a Klu Klux Klan type of blazing fire started in their front yard in the middle of the night, Focus on the Family’s Citizen Link reported yesterday. Christina Sewall woke up about 2 a.m. in her Colorado Springs home to discover a large...
  • Fear of the Horizon

    09/26/2006 8:26:39 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 1 replies · 228+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 13, 2006 | John Derbyshire
    Fear of the Horizon Barbary brutality. By John Derbyshire Presented with the word “slavery,” what comes to your mind? If you are an American, it is surely the race slavery that was a feature of life here for 250 years, that continued through the early decades of the Republic in some states, and that caused divisions that led to the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in our history. That is as it should be. We naturally think of our own country first. Slavery, however, has been a feature of life in many societies all over the world, from the most...
  • Theocracy, Theocracy, Theocracy

    07/24/2006 7:21:53 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 16 replies · 702+ views
    First Things ^ | Aug/Sept 2006 | Ross Douthat
    This is a paranoid moment in American politics. A host of conspiracies haunt our national imagination, and apparent incompetence is assumed to be the consequence of a dark design: President Bush knew about the attacks of 9/11 in advance, or else the Israelis did; the Straussians took us to war in Iraq, unless the oil companies did; the federal government let the levees break in New Orleans, unless it dynamited them itself. Perhaps the strangest of these strange stories, though, is the notion that twenty-first-century America is slouching toward theocracy. This is an old paranoia: Back in 1952, the science-fiction...
  • City begins condemnation process for church land

    07/07/2006 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 14 replies · 719+ views
    Mile High News ^ | June 29, 2006 | Neda Raouf
    The city of Arvada is working toward condemning a church property in Olde Town to build a parking lot for the new Arvada Library set to open this fall. Arvada City Council approved an ordinance to use eminent domain if needed to acquire the lot owned by Shrine of St. Anne's Catholic Church. A public hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. on July 10. However, City Manager Craig Kocian said negotiations are ongoing with the church. "It's still entirely possible that there will be an agreement between the parish and the city," he said. Negotiations between the two have been...
  • Lech Walesa to speak at Regis (3/24)

    02/01/2006 2:27:54 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 5 replies · 301+ views
    Regis University Insite ^ | January 13, 2006 | Forsyth, Laurie
    Story summary: Lech Walesa of Poland will speak about Democracy: The Never-Ending Battle at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Regis University. President Lech Walesa, who led the Solidarity movement in Poland, will speak at Regis University at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Regis Fieldhouse. He will talk about “Democracy: The Never-Ending Battle.” Recipient of the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize, Walesa will become the 12th laureate to speak at Regis University in nine years. He was an electrician when he energized striking works at the shipyards in Gdansk, Poland, leading to the downfall of Communism. He became Poland’s...
  • The Latest Tyranny: Tagging Terrorist Chickens

    11/29/2005 12:01:43 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 27 replies · 528+ views
    Scoop ^ | November 9, 2005 | Justin & Franklin Sanders
    The Latest Tyranny: Tagging Terrorist Chickens Have you heard about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)? The radio ads feature a “farmer” telling us how hard it is to make a living farming today - harder than it was for Momma and Daddy. Worse yet, now we’ve got the risks of all these new diseases. But - golly, golly, gee -- the government is going to help. They’ve come up with a voluntary program to register our farms and animals to protect us and our animals from diseases. All good Americans will sign up. Characteristically, the radio propaganda-speak beareth no...
  • Francis Bacon's God

    11/28/2005 10:26:32 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 1 replies · 261+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | October, 2005 | Stephen A. McKnight
    In 1968 Howard B. White published Peace among the Willows, the first book-length analysis of Bacon’s “New Atlantis.” White, a political theorist who regards Bacon as a principal shaper of modern political ideas, maintains that it is this utopian work and not one of Bacon’s philosophical treatises that provides the fullest statement of Bacon’s political theory. White is especially interested in what he regards as Bacon’s secularization of politics and glorification of the power of science to serve the interests of the secular state. In developing his argument, White maintains that “New Atlantis” must be read with meticulous care in...
  • The Papal Critque-O-Matic 3000(tm)

    04/26/2005 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 9 replies · 401+ views
    The Papal Critque-O-Matic 3000(tm) ^ | April 23, 2005 | Dumb_Ox's Fevered Mind
    I hesitate to reveal a work in progress, but having been sickened by the know-it-all punditry, I've written a web-page that automatically composes short papal critiques that are just as factual and seventy-thousand nine hundred and two times more insightful than the religiously illiterate op-eds to which readers have been subject, especially since the conclave began. Behold, the Papal Critique-O-Matic! Here is a sample of its superlative composition and analytical skills: With the recent election of Pope Benedict XVI, formerly known as the kindly, shy Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the question foremost in the minds of the faithful is: in which...
  • Ecumenical Councils of War

    11/23/2004 6:40:05 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Touchstone Magazine ^ | November 2004 | David B. Hart
    Ecumenical Councils of War by David B. Hart An Antiochene Orthodox priest of my acquaintance recently told me, with every appearance of sincerity, that he had converted to the Eastern Church because he was a pacifist. For a moment, I was uncertain as to whether he was attempting to baffle me with some cunningly constructed paradox. I would have found it a no more impenetrable non sequitur had he announced that he had joined the local Elks’ lodge because of his passion for beautiful young women, or that he enjoyed reading Calvin for the witticisms. But it soon became...
  • Reconciling Judas: Evangelizing the Theologians

    10/12/2004 8:36:18 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 4 replies · 553+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 6, 2004 | Rev. Edward T. Oakes, SJ
    Reconciling Judas: Evangelizing the Theologians Edward T. Oakes, S.J. In 1968, a professor of theology at the University of Regensburg wrote a modestly sized treatise on the Apostles’ Creed called Introduction to Christianity. Its impact, however, was anything but modest, for the book so captivated Pope Paul VI that he made its author archbishop of Munich (and later cardinal, one of his last appointments to the college); and just a few years later, the new pope, John Paul II, summoned the same man to Rome to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. His name, of course,...
  • Democratic House candidate's book argues merits of sterilization

    09/24/2004 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 5 replies · 317+ views ^ | Tue, Sep. 21, 2004 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Democratic House candidate's book argues merits of sterilization LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - A Democrat running for a U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania wrote a 1991 book that calls for government sterilization of some mental patients, welfare recipients, alcoholics and parents of diseased or deformed children. Steven Porter, running in the 3rd Congressional District, said Tuesday that the arguments presented in his book are based on "hypothetic" cases and only recommend sterilization on a voluntary basis. Porter is running against Rep. Phil English in a race the five-term Republican is expected to easily win. Porter's book, "The Ethics...
  • Individualism and its Discontents

    09/22/2004 12:49:33 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 5 replies · 1,026+ views
    Individualism and its Discontents By Allan Carlson Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind, published in 1953, might be understood as a product of the spirit of its age. Despite the lingering horror of Naziism and World War II, the occupation of half of Europe by the Red Army, and the recent Communist triumph in China and elsewhere, The Conservative Mind conveyed a curious optimism about the prospects for Western Civilization. It transcended the nihilism and the social pessimism that had characterized the political right during the prior three decades and suggested that The Idea of Conservatism might animate Western culture once...
  • Now They Want to Euthanize Children

    09/13/2004 11:57:07 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 50 replies · 1,852+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/13/2004 | Wesley J. Smith
    Now they want to Euthanize ChildrenIn the Netherlands, 31 percent of pediatricians have killed infants. A fifth of these killings were done without the "consent" of parents. Going Dutch has never been so horrible. FIRST, Dutch euthanasia advocates said that patient killing will be limited to the competent, terminally ill who ask for it. Then, when doctors began euthanizing patients who clearly were not terminally ill, sweat not, they soothed: medicalized killing will be limited to competent people with incurable illnesses or disabilities. Then, when doctors began killing patients who were depressed but not physically ill, not to worry, they...
  • New Research Allows States to Regulate or Ban First Trimester Abortions

    08/18/2004 7:09:43 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 20 replies · 1,078+ views
    After Abortion ^ | July 26, 2004 | Elliot Institute Press Release
    New Research Allows States to Regulate or Ban First Trimester Abortions Springfield, IL (July 26, 2004) -- A recently published law review article suggests that a ban on abortion, even in the first trimester, may now be allowed under the legal standards established in the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v Wade decision. The team of authors, including medical researchers, physicians, and an attorney, argue that this shift in practice, arising from new medical evidence of abortion's risks, will not require a change in constitutional law. The Supreme Court specifically grants that states have a "compelling interest" in regulating or banning...
  • Competing Ethical Systems

    03/09/2004 1:53:42 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 9 replies · 229+ views
    Imprimis ^ | April 1981 | Dr. James Hitchcock
    Competing Ethical Systems James Hitchcock Through much of its history America has been assumed to be a religious nation, and indeed a good deal of the time a Christian nation. God has been invoked with great regularity by public officials, by politicians seeking to become public officials, on money, and in many other contexts. If much of this religiosity has been superficial and even sometimes hypocritical, it has nonetheless expressed the aspirations of probably the vast majority of Americans over the past two centuries. This religiosity reached its peak just prior to 1960. Quasi-official public ideology in the 1950s...
  • The Progressive Era and the Family

    10/21/2003 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 4 replies · 533+ views
    The American Family and the State ^ | July 4, 2003 | Murray N. Rothbard
    The Progressive Era and the Familyby Murray N. Rothbard [Posted July 4, 2003; originally from Joseph R. Peden and Fred R. Glahe (eds.), The American Family and the State (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute, 1986).] While the "Progressive Era" used to be narrowly designated as the period 1900–1914, historians now realize that the period is really much broader, stretching from the latter decades of the nineteenth century into the early 1920s. The broader period marks an era in which the entire American polity—from economics to urban planning to medicine to social work to the licensing of professions to the ideology...
  • Sex and Consequences

    09/25/2003 2:01:37 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 39 replies · 745+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | July 28, 2003 | Peter Wood
    Sex & Consequences An anthropologist vindicates the traditional family. By Peter Wood Anthropology—hometown to cultural relativists and all-night diner for disaffected intellectuals—may not be where you would most expect to find good reasons to defend traditional American family values. But anthropology, in fact, guards a treasure house of examples of what happens when a society institutionalizes other arrangements. Want to know what it really means for a society to recognize “gay marriage”? Or for a society to permit polygamy? Or when the stigma on out-of-wedlock birth disappears? Care to know what happens to a human community that tolerates sexual experimentation...
  • When a Man Loves a Partner

    12/14/2001 7:24:09 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 10 replies · 270+ views
    Women's Quarterly(Independent Women's Forum) ^ | Fall 2001 | Melinda Ledden Sidak
    When a Man Loves a Partner Melinda Ledden Sidak says don’t call her a partner—she’s a wife. Bob Dole is enjoying an enviable second career as a television pitchman, most recently for Pepsi but most famously for Viagra, the anti-impotence drug. The Viagra campaign received all sorts of media attention and commentary, from a multitude of jokes by late night talk show hosts to unctuous praise by talking heads of the former senator’s “bravery” in bringing this serious yet suppressed “issue” into the open. Amazingly, however, it appears that no one then or since has commented upon the most striking ...
  • Dangling art stolen from library

    11/11/2001 6:42:10 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 87 replies · 259+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/11/2001 | John Ingold
    Dangling art stolen from library By John Ingold Denver Post Staff Writer Sunday, November 11, 2001 - First they were hung out to dry. Now they've been stolen. A string of brightly colored ceramic penises that dangled from a clothesline in a controversial artwork titled "Hanging 'Em Out to Dry" was stolen Saturday morning from the Boulder Public Library, police said. In its place hung an American flag and a note: "El Dildo Bandito was here." Artist Susanne Walker wasn't amused. "If you want to attack me or my artwork, then confront me with discussion, that is the purpose of ...
  • UN Religious Meeting Blames Religion for Terror Attacks on US

    10/11/2001 9:18:16 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 11 replies · 374+ views
    C-FAM via ^ | October 2001 | C-FAM
    The founder of the United Religions Initiative, a movement that seeks to become the dominant religious voice at the UN, blamed religion for the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. At a Wednesday meeting at the UN Church Center, the Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco, William E. Swing, asserted that the hijackers did not hold a corrupted version of Islam because religions - all religions - are guilty of fostering terrorism. "There is a lot of terror and violence in a lot of scripture. There has to be a critique of that. We have to hold ...
  • Five (Afghanis) Arrested outside US Embassy to the Vatican

    09/25/2001 5:47:40 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 205+ views
    EWTN ^ | September 25, 2001 |
    ROME, Sep 25, 01 ( - Italian police arrested five men believed to be Afghan nationals outside the US Embassy to the Vatican on Monday, and were said to be carrying suspicious documents. The five men were carrying a map tracing a route from a neighborhood where many embassies are located to the boulevard where the embassy is located and then to the Tiber River near Rome's main synagogue and Jewish school, state television said. The US has two embassies in Rome, for diplomatic relations with Italy and the Vatican. Interior Ministry spokesman Daniela Pugliese said the men ranged ...
  • Humanitas Vol 13 No. 2

    07/28/2001 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 55+ views
    Dimensions of Power: The Transformation of Liberalism and the Limits of ‘Politics’ Claes G. Ryn The Catholic University of America Every age has its dominant intellectual and imaginative mind-set and corresponding pattern of practical striving. Deeply rooted ideas, hopes and fears shape desire, and desire in turn influences thought and intuition. Human beings perceive existence and set priorities according to this interaction of will, imagination and rea-son. The political arrangements of a society are but one of the ways in which a certain dominant approach to life articulates itself and in which a particular sense of possibilities is acted ...
  • A Profound and Equal Dignity [Media misrepresents yet again]

    07/11/2001 6:04:38 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 274+ views
    National Review ^ | Week of July 8, 2001 | Robert P. George, Deal Hudson, Rev. Robert Sirico
    A Profound and Equal Dignity A letter to Tommy Thompson. By Robert P. George, et. al. Dear Secretary Thompson: Any federally funded research involving human subjects should be controlled by the principle that all human beings possess equally a profound dignity. All are of intrinsic, and none of merely instrumental, worth. No human being may legitimately be treated as less worthy of respect and protection on account of age, size, stage of development, or condition of dependency. Applied to the question of research involving stem cells derived from embryonic human subjects, this principle means that such research should not ...
  • "Rainbow Sash" movement could disrupt Pentecost Sunday Catholic Services

    06/02/2001 4:11:14 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 19+ views
    Rocky Mountain News/Rainbow Sash homepage ^ | June 2, 2001 | Jean Torkelson/Anonymous
    This year Pentecost is also being linked to protest. A gay rights group called Rainbow Sash says it will be at some of the nation's cathedrals Sunday to protest the Catholic Church's teaching that homosexual activity is morally wrong. According to a Catholic publication, The Wanderer, Rainbow members have alerted several archdioceses, including Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul, they will wear prominent rainbow sashes to Mass and go up to receive communion as a way of "celebrating our sexuality as a Sacred Gift." Greg Kail, the Archdiocese of Denver's communications secretary, says Rainbow Sash hasn't indicated they will be at ...
  • Forgotten Communism

    02/24/2001 6:45:31 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 953+ views
    Commentary ^ | January 1998 | Alain Besancon
    Forgotten Communism Alain Besancon IN MY country, it is still possible to provoke a scandal by raising in public the issue of the crimes committed by Communism—and an even greater scandal by suggesting that not only in the enormity of its crimes but in its very nature, Soviet Communism can be compared with that other great evil of our century, Nazism. This was illustrated once again by a recent French best-seller, The Black Book of Communism, an 846-page compilation by six historians with an introduction that points out a number of commonalities between the two totalitarian systems. The book has ...
  • What are Islamic fundamentalists doing in porn sites? The CIA tells you...

    02/19/2001 4:05:08 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 28+ views
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 2/18/01 | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
    What are Islamic fundamentalists doing in porn sites? The CIA tells you... Pramit Pal Chaudhuri (New Delhi, February 18) NOW WE know how jehadis get their kicks. CIA chief George Tenet let it out of the brown paper bag during a session with US Senators. Osama bin Laden and other Islamicists, it seems, use cyberporn to send messages secure from Western intelligence's peeping Toms. It's known that terrorists are handy with encryption, e-mail and the Internet. Here's how they talk dirty, electronically. Terrorist in Kandahar uses software to code a message. He then hides this digital strand inside a more ...
  • Heritage Expert on how UN Programs harm Traditional Institutions on Radio Now!

    02/02/2001 1:11:30 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 12+ views
    WDEO Radio ^ | Today | Ave Maria Radio
    Click the Source for RealAudio Link; The man's name is Patrick Leahy.
  • What I Learned in China

    02/02/2001 12:58:08 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 367+ views
    First Things ^ | March, 2000 | Allen D. Hertzke
    What I Learned in China Allen D. Hertzke Copyright (c) 2000 First Things 101 (March 2000): 64-68. At least a hundred Chinese college students packed into the small auditorium of the American consulate in Shenyang, in the heart of old Manchuria, to hear my lecture on the civic role of churches in America. No interpreter was necessary, since most were English majors, and I felt at home enough to wander around the room, just as I do in my classes at the University of Oklahoma. But my own students have never asked the kind of questions these did: "Do ...
  • [Heritage Foundation,] Influential Washington Think Tank to Release Critical UN Study

    01/27/2001 10:13:24 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 217+ views
    C-FAM.ORG(via ^ | January, 2001 | c-fam
    INFLUENTIAL WASHINGTON DC THINK-TANK TO RELEASE CRITICAL UN STUDY The Washington DC-based Heritage Foundation is set to release a major report that is highly critical of UN social policy of the past several years. Authored by former Bush Administration official Patrick Fagan, the report charges that UN social policy is aimed at harming traditional institutions. In the new study Fagan writes "few Americans or Members of Congress are aware that the United Nations is engaged in a campaign against the foundations of society --- the family, motherhood and fatherhood, religions that espouse the importance of marriage and the traditional family, ...
  • Abortionist Removed From Position At Catholic Hospital

    12/07/2000 5:20:26 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 83+ views ^ | December 7, 2000 | CWNews
    Abortionist Removed From Position At Catholic Hospital SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Dec. 7, 00 ( - A Catholic hospital in Gardner City, Illinois, on Thursday removed an abortionist serving as chief of obstetrics and gynecology after protests from local, national, and international pro-life advocates and apparent pressure from the local bishop. CWNews further reports, in its subscriber-level stories, that Bishop George Lucas of Springfield and retired Bishop Daniel Ryan often join in protests in front of the [former chief obstetrician's] abortion clinic.
  • America's WAKE-UP Call--Alan Keyes to speak at CU-Boulder

    11/11/2000 11:15:35 AM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 12+ views
    America's WAKE-UP Call Alan Keyes Lecture 7:00 p.m. Macky Auditorium Free to CU Students, 2 tickets per student with ID. $7.00 for non-CU students. Tickets available at the UMC ticket booth by the Forum Room.For more information call 303-492-3227. When Wednesday, November 15, 2000, 7:00 p.m. Where Macky Auditorium, (view parking map)
  • Alan Keyes to speak in Boulder, CO November 15

    10/10/2000 10:37:50 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 152+ views
    "Catholics on Campus" bulletin via snail mail ^ | Fall 2000 | Gary Kaber, transcribed by Dumb_Ox
    "Alan Keyes will present an argument in favor of the death penalty on the evening prior to Sister Helean Prejean's presentation. Keyes' visit is sponsored by the CU Student Republicans and the Cultural Events Board." Wednesday, November 15, 2000 Presumedly on the CU-Boulder Campus
  • The Reappearance of Natural Law

    09/23/2000 10:11:04 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 1,508+ views
    The influential French jurist, Leon Duguit(1859-1928), was quite conscious of this necessity of limiting the legislative will through the law. Nevertheless he stubbornly maintained that he was a positivist, and he labored to refute the idea of natural law. But how can the legislator's willing be limited by the law, if the latter is the creature of his will? According to the positivist school the state as legislator is the omnipotent creator of the law; but Duguit certainly did not agree with such a juridical deification of the legislator. If the state is the omnipotent creator of the law, a ...
  • Steven Mosher to Appear on EWTN(on Future Chinese Hegemony)

    09/07/2000 5:41:35 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 248+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | September 5, 2000 | Population Research Institute
    Steven Mosher to Appear on EWTN's "The World Over" with Raymond Arroyo PRI President to discuss human rights abuses and "Hegemon" For Immediate Release September 5, 2000 Contact: Vince Criste (540) 622-5227 Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, will be the guest on the Eternal Word Television Network's (EWTN) "The World Over" hosted by Raymond Arroyo this Friday, September 8 beginning at 8 PM EST (7 PM CST). The hour-long live interview will focus on China's growing military might and its continuing abuses of human rights. Mosher, an internationally known China expert who exposed that country's brutal one-child ...
  • FDA Restrictions on RU 486 'Not Strong Enough' (mine: RU-486 TIES TO EUGENICS MOVEMENT)

    06/14/2000 10:34:39 AM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 168+ views
    Conservative News Service via Pro-Life Infonet ^ | June 13, 2000 | Lawrence Morahan/Commentary by Dumb_Ox
    FDA Restrictions on RU 486 'Not Strong Enough' Washington -- Restrictions by the Food and Drug Administration in the distribution of the dangerous French abortion drug RU 486 -- which abortion rights groups have denounced as too restrictive - do not go far enough, pro-life groups say. Because of the drug's dangerous risks and side effects, the FDA now is requiring a national registry of all the people prescribing RU 486. Those who prescribe RU-486 also must have admitting privileges at a hospital within one hour of their location. Since the administration of RU 486 is a complicated procedure that ...
  • Discovery Practices Related to Search Warrants in Criminal Cases

    04/23/2000 10:09:10 PM PDT · by Dumb_Ox · 14+ views
    US Attorney's Office, Miami ^ | September 7, 1999 | Thomas E. Scott, US Attorney
    U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Southern District of Florida 99 N.E. 4 Street Miami, FL 33132 (305) 961-9100 September 7, 1999 Re: Discovery practices Dear Counsel: In an effort to address discovery concerns related to search warrants in criminal cases, this office has prescribed the following practices, to facilitate discovery to defendants of criminal search-warrant materials to which the defendants are entitled: Where any defendant in a case has (or appears to have) standing to challenge the evidence arising from a criminal search warrant, the AUSA shall identify the search warrant to that defendant by its magistrate judge ...