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  • Whence the Convert Problem?

    08/12/2017 3:42:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | August 11, 2017 | Marco Tosatti
    I was initially perplexed by the recent dust-up over converts in the Catholic commentariat. It seemed an entirely Anglo-American battle, with no parallel in Italy. Yet upon examination, I have found that the opposite is true. It began when Michael Sean Winters, a journalist at the liberal National Catholic Reporter, responded to a televised debate between Austen Ivereigh of Crux and Matthew Schmitz of First Things, with a remark directed at the latter: “I am so tired of converts telling us that the pope is not Catholic.” Schmitz had said nothing to that effect. But Ivereigh quickly echoed Winters’s sentiment,...
  • Austen Ivereigh, like a papalatrous gnostic, calls converts who disagree with him “neurotic”

    08/10/2017 4:33:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | August 10, 2017 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    A couple weeks ago (HERE) the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap sniggered with fellow lib Massimo “Beans” Faggioli about converts.  To quote Winters: I am so tired of converts telling us that the pope is not Catholic. Typical. Converts don’t have the right to say anything because they’re converts.Now Austen Ivereigh has a piece at CRUX (why the KCs pay for this rubbish is beyond me) against converts who disagree with him.  He tries to be soooo nuanced, soooo sophisticated in his condescension.FAIL.
  • Bishop Paprocki and his critics: someone here is unhinged [Catholic Caucus]

    06/29/2017 5:37:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culutre ^ | June 28, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    Liberal Catholics are badly rattled by Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s decree that Catholics engaged in same-sex marriage cannot receive the sacraments in his Springfield diocese. So badly rattled, in fact, that… The excitable Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter argues that Bishop Paprocki “should be sacked.” In a column that carried a headline referring to the bishop’s decree as “unhinged” (and “unhinged” is a good word to use here, although not for the Paprocki policy) Winters says that the bishop’s stand “warrants the extreme sanction of removal from office proposed in the motu proprio Come una madre amorevole. As...
  • Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial [you are loved, you are brave...]

    10/24/2014 12:06:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    CBC Radio ^ | October 23, 2014 | Carol Off speaks with Barbara Winters
    People across the country are mourning the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo today. Since his shooting death at the war memorial in Ottawa, there has been an outpouring of sympathy for his family and his comrades in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders reserve force. Barbara Winters shares that feeling. She is now a lawyer but she spent 17 years in the Naval Reserve. And she was one of those who came to the aid of Nathan Cirillo yesterday in the moments after he was attacked. In an emotional interview with As It Happens host Carol Off, she recalls her efforts...
  • Remembering Jonathan Winters, the 'father of improvisational comedy'

    04/12/2013 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/12/13 | Deborah Vankin
    The trailblazing comic improviser Jonathan Winters, who died Thursday at age 87, was a seminal influence on scores of comedians and the person Robin Williams credits as his mentor. Winters' high energy, unpredictable and often surreal comic riffs included an array of characters, reenactments of movie scenes and pointed, quick-morphing sound effects that he often produced on the spot. Take, for example, his 1964 appearance on "The Jack Paar Program." In order to illustrate Winters' genius for creating comedy out of thin air, Paar gave him a simple wooden stick. “Do something with the stick” Paar said, and in what’s...
  • Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87

    04/12/2013 10:21:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.
  • Jonathan Winters dead; Groundbreaking improv comic was 87

    04/12/2013 7:42:40 PM PDT · by llevrok · 19 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4/12/2013
    Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87. The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime family friend. Petro said Winters died surrounded by family and friends. Winters was a pioneer of improvisational standup comedy, with an exceptional gift for mimicry, a grab bag of eccentric personalities and a bottomless reservoir of creative energy. Facial contortions, sound effects, tall tales — all could be used in a matter of seconds to...
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:43:04 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 118 replies ^ | Sunday, January 09, 2011 | MONICA VON DOBENECK
    <p>Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.</p> <p>Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers” threw him into the international spotlight.</p>
  • Rest in Peace, Major Winters (Band of Brothers)

    01/10/2011 3:08:18 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 13 replies ^ | January 9, 2011 |
    Dear friends, I regret to inform you that Major Winters passed away earlier this week after a long illness. Please do not contact the Winters family and respect their privacy. Mrs. Winters will release the news to the public shortly.
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:45:33 PM PST · by srmanuel · 31 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 01/09/11 | Penn Live
    <p>Major Dick Winters made famous by the HBO mini-Series Band of Brothers has died after a long illnes.</p>
  • Police: Ill. pastor deflected gunshot with Bible

    03/08/2009 3:52:33 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 35 replies · 2,148+ views
    ABC ^ | 3/8/09 | Mikey_1962
    A shooting during a morning church service outside St. Louis has left one person dead -- the church's pastor -- and several others wounded, officials said. The Rev. Fred Winters was at the pulpit at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., at 8:15 a.m. local time today when a man wearing dark clothing approached the pulpit and fired four shots, the first of which hit the pastor's Bible, Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent said at a news conference late today. One of the shots from the gunman's .45 caliber pistol hit Winters in the chest, killing him, before...
  • History Channel - Shootout - tonight! Bracourt Manner and Gainges (sp?)Vanity

    11/29/2005 6:24:47 PM PST · by mad_as_he$$ · 3 replies · 732+ views
    History Channel | Unknown | History Channel
    Tonight the History Channel Shootout does D-day stories. The first segment is on Bracourt Manner and Winters attack. It is well done. Other segments are the church and other D-day battles.
  • Statement by Maj.Winters Fmr Commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion,506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    05/28/2004 2:30:21 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 83 replies · 10,372+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 28, 2004
    Statement by Maj. Dick Winters Former Commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division(title edited for length) WASHINGTON, DC - Maj. Dick Winters (U.S. Army Ret.) issued the following statement regarding the President's support of men and women serving in the armed forces: "The President's actions on behalf of our servicemen and women show his deep respect for all who wear the uniforms of our armed forces. President Bush has overseen a 21 percent increase in military pay since taking office and has ensured that our troops in the field have what they need to win the...
  • Bishop shifts key officials of diocese -- Olmsted replaces O'Brien's confidants

    04/21/2004 10:16:21 AM PDT · by Phx_RC · 38 replies · 396+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | April 21, 2004 | Michael Clancy
    Three key officials of the Diocese of Phoenix, all confidants of Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien, will be replaced July 1, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted announced Tuesday. The departure of Monsignors Dale Fushek and Richard Moyer, and chancellor Sister Mary Ann Winters marks an almost complete change of administration from O'Brien's time as bishop. . . . O'Brien resigned in June after his arrest in connection with a hit-and-run accident. "I wanted to choose priests who are well known for their pastoral zeal, their prudential judgment, their sound doctrine, their ability to work collaboratively with a variety of persons, and their...
  • Rep. Hooley should brace for a tough race (Statesman Journal endorses Jackie Winters)

    04/17/2004 6:39:14 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 14 replies · 1,812+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | April 17, 2004 | Editorial
    Rep. Hooley should brace for a tough race Both Sen. Jackie Winters and Jim Zupacncic are formidable foes. April 17, 2004 Voters in the 5th Congressional District can choose between the strongest Republican candidates in years. Either state Sen. Jackie Winters of Salem or lawyer Jim Zupancic of Lake Oswego would be a formidable opponent to Democratic Rep. Darlene Hooley. Winters’ and Zupancic’s views are alike in many ways. Both support President Bush’s tax cut, his No Child Left Behind act and his approach to thinning public forests. Each vows to cut government waste and paints the other as more...
  • Former Oregon GOP Chairman Endorses Jackie Winters for Congress

    04/14/2004 11:11:48 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 7 replies · 1,911+ views
    JackieWinters.Com ^ | April 12, 2004 | Perry A. Atkinson
    From the desk of Perry A. Atkinson Oregon Republican Party Chairman 1999-2003 Monday, April 12, 2004 Dear Fellow Republican, It is rare that I get involved in a Republican Primary but when I learned that Senator Jackie Winters’ opponent in the Fifth Congressional District race, downtown Portland Lawyer Jim Zupancic, had contributed money to Democrat Attorney General Hardy Meyers, it bothered me deeply. This is the same Hardy Meyers that recently refused to enforce the state law banning gay marriage in Multnomah County. While I was trying to lead the Party, at a time when then candidate George W. Bush...
  • Winters Only Candidate to Receive NRA Endorsement (Black Republican Running for Congress in Oregon)

    04/01/2004 8:23:13 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 10 replies · 1,593+ views
    JackieWinters.Com ^ | March 31, 2004 | Jackie Winters
    “I am grateful to all the NRA members for their continued support. I am honored to forward you the following NRA-PVF endorsement I received today,” Senator Jackie Winters. NRA Political Victory Fund Institute for Legislative Action 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 March 31, 2004 The Honorable Jackie Winters 3282 25th Street SE Salem, Oregon 97302 Dear Senator Winters: On behalf of our four million members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse your candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in the 5th congressional district of Oregon. During your tenure in the Oregon...
  • Sen. Winters will run for Congress [Black Republican in OR-5]

    10/03/2003 10:50:43 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 9 replies · 248+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | October 2, 2003 | Steve Law
    <p>Salem state Sen. Jackie Winters formally entered the race to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Darlene Hooley on Wednesday.</p> <p>Winters had been contemplating the race for several months but wanted to wait until her mind cleared after the 2003 legislative session ended. Her decision was clinched, she said, when she won the support from one wavering family member.</p>
  • Sen. Winters' potential for Hooley's seat considered [OR-5]

    07/15/2003 8:19:20 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 30 replies · 347+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | July 15, 2003 | Steve Law
    <p>Salem Republican Jackie Winters might try to unseat local Congresswoman Darlene Hooley with a nudge from the top gun in her party — George W. Bush.</p> <p>“I’ve had conversations with the president on a couple of occasions,” said Winters, serving in her first state Senate term. “I’ve said that I would look at it, but I won’t do anything until after the session.”</p>