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  • Blood on the Lotus: A history of Christian persecution in Japan

    09/08/2016 5:05:42 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball This is the history of persecution during Japan's medieval period during and following the Sengokujedai(Age of the country at war)period and during the Tokagowa shogunate. Also features segments on the Shinabara Christian rebellion, St Francis Xavier and The shoguns of Japan. In additon, an epic recreation of the Shimabara rebellion using Shogun 2 Total war, the battle of the last stand of persecuted Christian Samurai. WARNING! CONTAINS VIOLENT BATTLE SCENES AND SCENES OF CHRISTIANS BEING ASSASSINATED AND TORTURED TO DEATH! VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED! SIGN IN ON YT TO VIEW VIDEO!
  • 'Why Have a Hearing? Just Expel Him' (Dartmouth College)

    02/15/2014 11:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | February 13, 2014 | KC Johnson
    "Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation?" That astonishing question was posed at a conference on how colleges respond to sexual assault issues by Amanda Childress, Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth. According to Inside Higher Ed, Childress continued: "It seems to me that we value fair and equitable processes more than we value the safety of our students. And higher education is not a right. Safety is a right. Higher education is a privilege." Give Childress credit for candor--even the campus spokespersons for increasing the number of guilty findings in campus tribunals usually aren't...
  • Xavier University to halt contraception, sterilization coverage

    04/05/2012 5:13:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | April 5, 2012
    Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J, president of Xavier University. Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 5, 2012 / 04:06 am (CNA).- Xavier University president Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J. has directed the Jesuit school to stop its health plan's insurance coverage of contraception and sterilization.“As a Catholic priest and as president of a Catholic university, I have concluded that, absent a legal mandate, it is inconsistent for a Catholic institution to cover those drugs and procedures the Church opposes,” he said in an April 2 letter to members of the Xavier University community.Fr. Graham said he reviewed the university’s policy amid controversy...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Cincy, Xavier disgrace their sport and their schools

    12/12/2011 11:23:40 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 28 replies ^ | 12/11/11 | Pat Forde
    On the day after their basketball teams lost all self-control and sullied the reputations of their universities in the annual “Crosstown Shootout” game, the schools came back 24 hours later with punishments that further diminished the two. They took one of the worst on-court episodes in recent history and basically brushed it off with soft suspensions and hollow words. Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates dropped an unsuspecting Kenny Frease with a sucker punch to the face, then punched another player, then tried like heck to go after several more but was restrained. He got only six games. If I were a Cincinnati...
  • Brawl mars Xavier's win over rival Cincinnati

    12/10/2011 3:32:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Tribune News Services ^ | December 10, 2011
    CINCINNATI — Eighth-ranked Xavier beat crosstown rival Cincinnati 76-53 Saturday in a game that featured a steady stream of trash talking and was called with 9.4 seconds left when the teams got into a brawl on court. Words escalated into shoving and swings as the final seconds ticked down. Both benches cleared and coaches pulled their players away. The referees called it.
  • 'Supercommittee’ members get plenty of funds from lobbyists

    08/22/2011 7:33:44 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 21, 2011 | Luke Rosiak
    When congressional leaders earlier this month named six lawmakers from each party to a debt reduction “supercommittee,” investing unprecedented power in a tiny cadre to slash funding, they set off a wild scramble among special interest groups to gain access and protect their interests. Yet many groups with the most at stake didn’t have to change their plans. Some members of the supercommittee received more campaign contributions in July from political action committees controlled by corporations, unions and other lawmakers than anyone else in Congress, disclosures filed this weekend show. Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican who chairs the tax-writing House...
  • Why Did A New Orleans Catholic College Host Obama on Katrina 5th Anniversary

    08/30/2010 5:56:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies ^ | Aug 30 2010
    Summary: Should A New Orleans Catholic College have hosted President Obama's Katrina 5th Anniversary Event?Barack Obama is without question the most pro-abortion President in United States history. In the Illinois Senate, he opposed a bill designed to prevent partial-birth abortion. He was also the only Illinois State Senator to speak out against a bill that would have protected babies that survive late-term labor induced abortions. In the United States Senate, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) gave Obama a 100 percent rating for 2005, 2006 and 2007.  He also favors federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. After his...
  • President Obama to Speak at Catholic Xavier U.

    08/17/2010 11:59:01 AM PDT · by topher · 36 replies -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 16, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday August 16, 2010 President Obama to Speak at Catholic Xavier U. By Kathleen GilbertNEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, August 16, 2010 ( - President Obama is slated to speak at Louisiana's Xavier University, a Catholic institution of higher education, to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina August 29.Xavier President Dr. Norman Francis said the school was "pleased and grateful" at Obama's decision to visit the campus. “Mr. Obama will get to see firsthand why we are so proud of the progress we have made here at Xavier during the five years since Katrina, not only restoring our campus but...
  • Xavier Joins Notre Dame on Bishops' Boycott List

    04/25/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/06/2009 | David Waters
    Another bishop has declined to attend another graduation ceremony at another Catholic university because of plans to bestow an honorary degree on another pro-choice politician. This time it's New Orleans Catholic Archbishop Alfred Hughes who says he will not attend next month's graduation at Xavier University of Louisiana, which plans to award an honorary degree to Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist, Louisiana native, Roman Catholic and abortion rights supporter. Hughes is joining in protest a dozen other Roman Catholic bishops who plan to boycott next month's graduation at the University of Notre Dame, which plans to give an honorary degree...
  • Ohio State overcomes late deficit, wins in overtime

    03/17/2007 1:01:32 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 9 replies · 312+ views
    ESPN ^ | March 17, 2007 | AP
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Ohio State thought Greg Oden was its best shot at a national championship. Turns out it was Ron Lewis, and in the nick of time. Lewis hit a long-range 3-pointer with two seconds left to force overtime, and the top-seeded Buckeyes rallied from a late 11-point deficit to beat Xavier 78-71 Saturday in a second-round South Regional game. Ohio State trailed 55-44 with 7 ˝ minutes left, and was still down 59-50 with 3:49 left. When Oden fouled out with a hard shove after the Buckeyes kept missing in the last 10 seconds, they looked lost. Xavier...
  • More from the CINOsphere

    04/25/2006 12:51:51 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 25, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The first question one might ask about the valuable new book by author and activist David Horowitz is how he limited the number to study in the title of The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. It is a difficulty which Horowitz himself acknowledges early on. “How many radical professors are there on American faculties?,” Horowitz asks. “According to the federal government, the total number of college and university professors in the United States is 617,000.” “If we were to take the Harvard case reviewed at the end of this volume as a yardstick and assume a figure...
  • Goa celebrates 500th birth anniversary of Saint Francis Xavier

    12/06/2005 3:06:42 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 10 replies · 2,006+ views
    The Associated News of India (ANI) ^ | December 04, 2005 1:11:17 PM IST | ANI
    Hundreds of thousands of devotees flocked to Goa on Saturday to celebrate the feast of St Francis Xavier on his 500th birth anniversary. Devotees queued up from early morning yesterday for an entry into the 'Bom Jesus Basilica', a two storied building in which the body of Saint Francis Xavier has been kept. The Spanish missionary's body was laid in a glass-topped intricately carved silver casket. Locals said they were happy as they were getting the opportunity for the first time to pay respects to the saint. "I always come here on the feast of St Xaviers. He is a...
  • Student survived Katrina's fury

    09/11/2005 12:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 581+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, September 11, 2005 | MARISSA WIDDISON
    LITTLEROCK - When Elisha Johnson abandoned everything she owned in Louisiana last week, she was hopeful that members of her church back home would help her out. But what she wasn't expecting was the pile of donations that came from members of the community this weekend, as complete strangers showed up to support the former Highland High School student. Johnson, who graduated last year from Highland, spent six days trapped in a dormitory at Xavier University in New Orleans, where she was studying pyschology. She wiped tears from her eyes as she recounted the tale Saturday afternoon, standing in front...
  • Xavier: Professor can stage play

    03/13/2003 9:21:24 AM PST · by Maximilian · 23 replies · 214+ views
    Cincinnati Post ^ | 3-13-03 | Kevin Eigelbach
    Xavier: Professor can stage play --------------------------------------------------------- By Kevin Eigelbach Post staff reporter Xavier University President Michael Graham, who earlier this week banned a student production on campus of "The Vagina Monologues," won't try to block a professor who is including the performance as part of her class. Through a spokesperson Wednesday, Graham called the professor's move "a legitimate exercise of academic freedom" that puts the play "in a suitable environment of debate and discussion." Ironically, the show will go on at the same time and place as originally scheduled -- the Gallagher Student Center theater at 8 p.m. Friday, and...
  • Xavier University Puts Prof On Leave Over email to Air Force Cadet - Update

    11/15/2002 11:07:26 PM PST · by txzman · 17 replies · 336+ views
    Statement regarding Professor Peter N. Kirstein, Ph.D. Richard A. Yanikoski, Ph.D. President, Saint Xavier University November 15, 2002 During recent weeks Saint Xavier University has attracted national attention because a tenured professor of history sent a young Air Force Academy cadet some e-mail containing inflammatory, anti-military comments. Professor Peter N. Kirstein, an avowed pacifist, quickly apologized to the cadet and to the Air Force Academy for his e-mail message, but in the meantime thousands of other interested parties have taken offense. From the beginning of this incident, Saint Xavier University has worked to achieve four objectives: (1) to make things...