Monthly Archives: September 2014

Noted Scientific Authority Weighs Into Climate Debate

Independent Catholic News: The Holy See has called for “an authentic cultural change” to combat climate change which is man-made and therefore man’s responsibility. That was the focus of an address delivered last night to the UN Climate Change Summit … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence and the Catholic Church

Scottish Catholic historian Tom Gallagher had something to say over at the Spectator about the way that Catholic voters voted in the recent independence referendum: An influx of Irish immigrants restored a Catholic presence in Scotland after 1800. The overnight … Continue reading

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Lenin and “the Vibrations of Christ”

Radio Free Europe: “Leninland,” which was two years in the making, focuses on the massive, tomb-like Lenin Museum at the estate outside of Moscow where the Soviet founder spent his final days and died. The museum complex was built there … Continue reading

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Red Priests Then and Now

The Prague Post: Prague, Sept. 15 (ČTK) — Rostislav Kotrč, a priest of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, will run for the Communists (KSČM) in the local elections in the autumn, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today. Kotrč, 40, at … Continue reading

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‘Religious Freedom’, Dogs and Taxis

CBC: A Saskatoon man who is blind and uses a service animal has launched a complaint to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, alleging a local taxi company is not providing service because of his guide dog. Mike Simmonds claims he’s … Continue reading

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God and Guest Speaker at Yale

There’s much more about this over at NRO, but the response of some people at Yale to the invitation extended by the Buckley Program to Ayaan Hirsi Ali is worth noting here too. The Yale Daily News has some of … Continue reading

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ISIS: Making the Trains Run on Time (Apparently)

The Independent In the cities and towns across the desert plains of north-east Syria, the ultra-hardline al-Qa’ida offshoot Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The ‘Islamic State’ group, … Continue reading

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