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  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • This is how protected beliefs become prosecuted "bigotry"

    09/25/2011 3:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 25, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the USCCB, wonders if "late night comics who mock the church ... have set the tone of the government's current salvos against religious freedom", and then warns:In the effort to redefine marriage, we see the government threatening religious discrimination in the name of--you guessed it--preventing discrimination. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton, declares that marriage is between one man and one woman. But the Department of Justice, which is charged with defending Acts of Congress like DOMA against constitutional challenge, declared in March...
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Augustine as source of unity with Orthodox

    09/04/2009 9:48:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 1,047+ views
    cna ^ | September 4, 2009
    St. Augustine of Hippo Rome, Italy, Sep 4, 2009 / 10:08 am (CNA).- In a letter he sent Thursday to Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,  Pope Benedict XVI has underscored that the teachings of St. Augustine are a path seeking unity with the Orthodox. The message from the Pope was sent to Cardinal Kasper as the 11th Inter-Christian Symposium gathered in Rome. The meeting was organized by the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical University Antonianum and the Aristotle Orthodox Theological Faculty of Thessalonica.In his message, the Holy Father expressed his gratitude...
  • Saint Augustine, FL October 10th and 11th, Appleseed Shoot: Liberty, Heritage, Marksmanship

    08/30/2009 9:13:51 PM PDT · by caseyblane · 13 replies · 1,007+ views
    I would like to invite everyone to St. Augustine October 10th and 11th. Below is some information about the program. Link to flyer: http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=8440.0 and more info at http://www.appleseedinfo.org I hope you can make it, and bring a non-shooting friend, Casey What is Project Appleseed? Appleseed is a program that instructs Americans on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, along with reconnecting today's Americans with the people and events of the Founding era. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are required to allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to...
  • Pope Benedict points to St. Monica as example of 'holy parent'

    08/30/2009 9:43:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 577+ views
    cna ^ | August 30, 2009
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 30, 2009 / 11:14 am (CNA).- At Sunday’s Angelus prayer in the courtyard of Castel Gandolfo’s apostolic palace, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the previous week’s liturgical memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo and model and patron of Christian mothers. “Much is recounted about her in her son’s autobiography ‘The Confessions,’ a masterpiece among the most read works of all time,” Pope Benedict said. “There, we understand that St. Augustine imbibed the name of Jesus with maternal milk and was educated in the Christian religion by his mother, the principles of which...
  • Who Will Guarantee the Peace? (Gen. Patton once said: “We should thank God that such men lived.")

    11/23/2008 1:58:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 455+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Wednesday, November 19 2008 | Written by The American TFP
    Who Will Guarantee the Peace? Written by The American TFP    Wednesday, November 19 2008 Since 1990, a crowd has gathered every year at Fort Benning in mid-November to protest against the activities of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly called the School of the Americas) and demand its closure. The annual event is not so much a protest, but rather a gathering of the remnants of the religious and cultural left who create a sixties-like carnival atmosphere around Fort Benning. The Army’s efforts to “dialogue” with the protesters by opening their doors to any who wish to...
  • Archbishop Sheen Today! -- St. Augustine of Hippo

    08/17/2004 5:47:35 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 5 replies · 461+ views
    Catholic Online (posted at Renew America web site) ^ | August 16, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Augustine's account of his early life of wrongdoing would not shock very many in America today. His sins in the fourth century are the same grave transgressions suffered by far too many of us in the 21st century. Sic faciunt omnes — concupiscence of the flesh, renunciation of the Catholic Faith and the embracing of modernism (heresy). [1] What would shock many in America today would be the transformation he made from sinfulness to Sainthood, and not without a tributary of tearful petitions from his holy mother, Monica, to God, the Father of Mercy. As a beloved Son who imitated...
  • A Time For War? [oldie but goldie]

    02/28/2004 2:58:46 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 209+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 21 September 2001 | Robert L. Holmes
    Augustine's "just war" theory continues to guide the West.The fall of Rome in 410 was a calamity of staggering proportions to the citizens of the Roman Empire. Civilization itself had been shaken to its foundations. So it was viewed by Augustine, from his vantage point on the North African coast. But he worried not so much about the empire as about the threat of a backlash to Christianity. Hadn't critics warned for years that Christians' pacifism would weaken the empire? Didn't this confirm the fears that Christianity was too other-worldly for its followers to be responsible citizens of the state?...
  • Two Cities: Augustine’s City of God (Chuck Colson on citizenship)

    01/27/2004 7:59:19 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 60 replies · 498+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 27 Jan 04 | Chuck Colson
    On August 24, 410 A.D. , the Visigoths, led by Alaric, sacked Rome. For the people of late antiquity, August 24 was even more traumatic than September 11 was for us. Rome, the capital of the greatest empire the world had ever known, was plundered by barbarians, people Romeregarded as uncouth and inferior. In North Africa , these events prompted a Christian bishop to start writing about the lessons Christians should take away from the destruction of Rome. The result was a book that is every bit as relevant for our day as it was for his: The City of...