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  • The Serious St. Patrick

    03/17/2015 8:26:46 PM PDT · by LT Brass Bancroft · 2 replies
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | March 15, 2015 | Father George W. Rutler
    Maewyn Succat did not have an easy time embracing the Faith. Although his father Calpurnius was a deacon, Maewyn indulged a spirited youthful rebellion against what he had been taught, and it was only after being kidnapped by superstitious people called Druids that he realized the difference that Christianity makes in the souls of men and the character of cultures. This was in the fifth century, and Maewyn, probably born in the Cumbria part of England near the Scottish lands, was roughly contemporary with the bishop Augustine in North Africa who watched the decay of the Roman Empire. Maewyn eventually...
  • Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick

    03/17/2016 4:56:31 AM PDT · by 2banana · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | March, 2016 | David Kithcart
    Patricius: The True Story of St. Patrick Before all the festivities focused on shamrocks and leprechauns and good luck wishes, there was truly something to celebrate: a man willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ. It was an act of defiance that changed the course of a nation. Patrick lit a fire in pagan 5th century Ireland, ushering Christianity into the country. Who was this man who became the patron saint of Ireland? Ireland was a beautiful island shrouded in terrible darkness. Warlords and druids ruled the land. But across the sea in Britain, a teen-ager was poised...
  • The real Saint Patrick in his own words

    03/16/2019 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 12 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 3/17/13 | Florentius
    Who was Saint Patrick? Well, for starters, he wasn't Irish. He was born a Roman (Patricius) during the days when Britain was cut off from the empire immediately before the final collapse of Roman power in the west. Though not born an Irishman himself, Patrick had a deep and abiding love for the Irish and dedicated his life to bringing them to Christianity. Amazingly, two works written by Patrick have come down to us from antiquity. The first is his Confessio, which was written about AD 450 under obscure circumstances. Following is an excerpt from this document, where Patrick tells...
  • Did St. Patrick sell slaves to the Irish?

    03/17/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/16/2012 | MSNBC Staff
    LONDON -- St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, may well have been a tax collector for the Romans who fled to Ireland where he could have traded slaves to pay his way, according to new research by a University of Cambridge academic published on Saturday. The generally accepted account of the saint's life, albeit based on scant evidence, says Patrick was abducted from western Britain as a teenager and forced into slavery in Ireland for six years during which time he developed a strong Christian faith. Afterwards, the account continues, he escaped his captors and went back to Britain before...
  • Apostle to the Irish: The Real Saint Patrick

    03/20/2006 6:23:45 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 44 replies · 1,017+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | March 17, 2006 | Charles Colson
    If you ask people who Saint Patrick was, you’re likely to hear that he was an Irishman who chased the snakes out of Ireland. It may surprise you to learn that the real Saint Patrick was not actually Irish—yet his robust faith changed the Emerald Isle forever. Patrick was born in Roman Britain to a middle-class family in about A.D. 390. When Patrick was a teenager, marauding Irish raiders attacked his home. Patrick was captured, taken to Ireland, and sold to an Irish king, who put him to work as a shepherd. In his excellent book, How the Irish Saved...
  • Patrick: the saint who knew what it was like to be a slave

    03/17/2015 3:07:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kevin J. Jones
    St. Patrick, as seen in C.E. Kempe's stained glass in St. John the Baptist parish, Burford, UK. Credit: Lawrence OP via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many know that Saint Patrick, bishop and missionary to Ireland, was once a slave – but few know of his heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery. “The pathos of St. Patrick’s description of the fate of his victims is something I think we can identify with now,” said Jennifer Paxton, a history professor who teaches at Catholic University of America’s...
  • Vanity: Had they only been armed as is their God-given right...

    03/13/2019 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Had they only been armed to the teeth and determined to resist against government tyranny as is their God-given right, the Jews would never have been loaded meekly onto those Holocaust trains by the German government. The masses of Ukrainian and Russian peasant farmers would never have been starved to death by the Russian government. The Armenian Genocide could have been avoided. The Killing Fields of Cambodia would not have happened. And, had the blacks been armed to the teeth against government tyranny and determined to resist, there would have been no slaves in America. Think about that before allowing...
  • Crusade of Tears: Children's Crusade for Peace: How globalists sell whole generations into slavery

    03/12/2019 7:17:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/19 | Alex Maistrovoy
    Crusade of Tears--this is what lies ahead of the younger generations of the West Last summer, a group of young people travelled to Tajikistan. They wanted to prove to themselves and to the whole world that evil does not exist, that all people are good and that the stories about Muslim terrorists are only a scarecrow for stupid children. They were riding bicycles when a car crashed into them at full speed. Those who did not die immediately were murdered by people shouting “Allah Akbar”. In December of the same year, two young Scandinavian girls travelled to Morocco where local...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar blasts Trump as 'not really' human

    03/12/2019 6:14:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/11/19 | Victor Morton
    Rep. Ilhan Omar said no comparison is possible between President Trump and former President Barack Obama — one of them is subhuman. The Minnesota Democrat said in an interview with Fox News in a congressional hallway that her criticisms of Mr. Obama last week for the “caging of kids” along the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” don’t mean he is like Mr. Trump. ....“One is human. The other is really not,” she said.
  • Castro hits Sanders over reparations stance

    03/10/2019 7:43:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/19 | Michael Burke
    Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Sunday hit Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over his 2020 rival's position on reparations. "What he said ... the other day was he didn’t think the best way to address this was for the United States to write a check." Castro said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "However, it’s interesting to me that when it comes to 'Medicare for all,' health care, you know, the response there has been, ‘We need to write a big check.’ That when it comes to tuition-free or debt-free college, the answer has been that we...
  • Rashida Tlaib Declares Victory Over US Government, Says The Muslims Are Here

    03/09/2019 9:17:05 PM PST · by qaz123 · 71 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 09Mar19 | Carmine Sabia
    Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib delivered a stark statement as she delivered the keynote address at the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ 15th annual banquet. The event was held in February but the video of her comments to CAIR has recently surfaced and they have many concerned. “‘We always said ‘the Muslims are coming’… I think we’re here!” she said as the crowd cheered in approval.
  • The Bravest Man In Africa?

    03/08/2019 5:02:43 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 3/8/19 | Stephen Brown
    There are few people who announce their candidacy for their country’s presidency only days after being released from prison. But anti-slavery activist and slave descendant Biram Dah Abeid is an exceptional man facing exceptional circumstances. “I am from the servile community that makes up 50 per cent of the population (of Mauritania),” said Dah Obeid, a lawyer. “Twenty percent of the fifty percent have been born as property of other men. We were inherited by other people.” Abeid, a prominent and fearless anti-slavery activist who has been jailed and tortured numerous times in his struggle to abolish slavery in the...
  • To Pay for Reparations, Will Democrats Sue Themselves?

    03/07/2019 9:01:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2019 | Larry Elder
    After the election and re-election of the country's first black president, who would have thought that, less than two years later, leading Democrats would seriously debate paying blacks reparations for slavery? Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports a bill that would set up a commission to consider reparations, which she says is "One of the things that we can do not only just in terms of trying to make up for a horrible, sinful thing that happened in our country in terms of slavery, but for our country to live up to who we think we are." She added: "We...
  • The Reparations Boondoggle: How Is It Going To Work?

    02/27/2019 8:33:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/27/2019 | Nicholas Waddy
    Incredibly, three major Democratic candidates for president have already voiced their support for reparations. That is, they endorse the concept of offering compensation to the descendants of slaves and to those affected by America's history of racial discrimination. None of the three candidates supporting reparations have outlined who precisely would benefit from such payments, how much they would receive, or how the program would work. Nonetheless, they have opened a can of worms that could produce major headaches for them and for the American people. First, we must understand that reparations enjoy minimal public support. Although a majority of blacks...
  • The Truth About Slavery - Part 2

    02/26/2019 4:04:41 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 02/25/19 | Reasonmclucus
    The initial forced labor in the British North American colonies involved indentured servants who served a limited amount of time and were then freed. Many whites volunteered to serve a period of time in exchange for funds to pay for their trip to North America. Although these indentured servants were only temporary slaves, they were slaves in every sense of the word. Owners could mistreat them and even choose their sexual partners. Use of indentured servants continued through April, 1775, when prominent Virginia planterGeorge Washington advertised a rewatd for the teturn of 8 white 2 black runaways. s The Africans...
  • The Truth About Slavery - Part 1

    02/25/2019 9:17:42 PM PST · by kathsua · 31 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 02/24/19 | Reasonmclucus
    Many Americans believe slavery only involved white people owning black people. They believe the master race was white and the slave race was black. North American slavery actually involved relatively rich people,[e.g. land owners] owning poor people who might or might not be of the same color. There were two types of forced laborers brought to North America: indentured servants and permanent slaves. Most of the primarily Irish indentured servants were forced to travel to North America, but some were volunteers. The first Africans were treated as indentured servants but were eventually treated as permanent slaves. Members of the two...
  • Bill would require Washington farmers to report slaves

    02/25/2019 10:42:42 AM PST · by Twotone · 52 replies
    Capital Press ^ | February 22, 2019 | Don Jenkins
    OLYMPIA — Washington dairy farmers and fruit growers would have to report to retailers whether they use slaves under a bill endorsed Thursday by Democrats on the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Farm groups, for the record, say they oppose slavery, as well as human trafficking and peonage — two other forms of servitude producers would have to report. At a hearing last week, farm lobbyists said the bill was offensive and asked the committee to kill it. The committee excluded some commodities, but kept in dairy and fruit. By a party line vote, the Democratic majority recommended the bill...
  • White Tucker Carlson Guest (Mark Steyn) Says African-Americans ‘Need to Move on’ From Slavery

    02/22/2019 3:47:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 162 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jon Levine
    White Tucker Carlson Guest Says African-Americans ‘Need to Move on’ From Slavery (Video) Tucker Carlson guest Mark Steyn offered his thoughts and slavery and the issue of reparations to the descendants of U.S. slaves, telling viewers of Carlson’s Fox News show Thursday that nobody living today knew anyone who had been a slave and that people just needed to move on from the whole issue. “Slavery was abolished a century and a half ago. Nobody alive today had a grandparent who was a slave and in that sense I think you reach a point where, you know, you need to...
  • THOSE DEMANDING REPARATIONS ARE SILENT ON TODAY'S SLAVE TRADE: tragic history of human bondage

    02/14/2019 7:10:10 PM PST · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | February 14, 2019 | Bill Federer
    There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution. Though mostly illegal, slavery, by its different names, exists today in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Southeast Asia, Romania, Sudan, Haiti, Brazil, Latin America and even in the United States. Those most loudly demanding reparations for past slavery are...
  • Spike Lee: Christopher Columbus Was a 'Terrorist,' USA Built on 'Genocide and Slavery'

    02/13/2019 8:16:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 116 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With the Academy Awards in the offing, Morning Joe had Spike Lee on today to promote his "BlacKkKlansman" movie, which has been nominated for a number of Oscars. Lee predictably seized the opportunity to bash America. He first referred to Christopher Columbus as a "terrorist," and a bit later claimed that the USA was built on the "genocide of Native Americans and slavery."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.