Monthly Archives: August 2010

Prolife lawsuit stops funding for embryonic stem cell research

Here’s a hopeful story i did for the National Catholic Register indicating how much healthier a democracy the U.S. is than Canada is.;nothing like the Dickey-Wicker amendment is possible in Canada If you go the Pew Forum on religion and … Continue reading

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Lepanto (by G.K. Chesterton)

My interest in Lepanto goes back a long way, to when my father would sit me on his lap and let me read poetry to him out of the Oxford Book of English Verse. One of my favourites was G. … Continue reading

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How Lepanto was won

I’m committed to writing a book review for the Catholicfiction website. The webmaster circulated among her reviewers a list of recent publications and I picked The Spear of Lepanto, about the famous naval battle which saw Catholic Mediterranean powers defeat … Continue reading

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Secular Humanists are pro death

I just saw a show on Shaw TV’s community channel with Jim Skinner, head of the Victoria Secular Humanist Society, being interviewed. It was hard to watch. Skinner is a familiar type, a folksy, cracker-barrel philosopher type with lines like: … Continue reading

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The Liberals deserve to be crushed

Maybe the HST seems like “just politics” to many (as murdering your competitors’ henchmen is “just business” to a Mafioso). But to me it’s an example of the worst thing you can do in politics, which is lie to people … Continue reading

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Religion in the movies–lately

David Caruso is a prominent TC actor, the star of CSI Miami. There his character is unapologetically Catholic, doing the confession thing occasionally, which is the part of Catholicism (along with the spooky gothic churches with fog machines running in … Continue reading

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Beautiful rebuttal

There is a beautiful rebuttal in today’s National Post to a letter yesterday complaining about how the Spanish 500 years ago built churches atop some Spanish mosques. This is a classic Muslim rhetorical device by the way: to respond to … Continue reading

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