March 2006

Schedule Update

March 16, 2006

Yesterday and today I spent in Naples Florida (way too hot for my liking) at the Ave Maria Foundation Board meeting. I also visited Steve Beal of Legatus to plan our Legatus Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October. Right now I am in the Ft. Myers airport using the public wi-fi. When I get [...]

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Lifespan of a Democracy/Republic

March 16, 2006

The United States is a Republic – but I think you will get the point! How Long Do We Have? About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic [...]

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Al-Qaida’s Latest Warning?

March 13, 2006

 GLOBAL JIHADIslamic websites carryal-Qaida's 'last warning'Threat of 2 operations designedto bring Americans 'to your knees'Posted: March 11, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com WASHINGTON – Islamic websites yesterday posted a "last warning" warning by Rakan Ben Williams, who describes himself as an "al-Qaida undercover soldier" in the U.S., threatening two major operations designed to bring Americans "to your [...]

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Good Info on Islam

March 13, 2006

I have met Robert Spencer on a number of occasions — and consider him a friend. If you want one of the few “politically incorrect“ sources of information about Islam, you should read his books, visit his blog, and read his articles. For his website, his blog Jihad Watch, his books and articles, click here. I [...]

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Abortion Illegal in S. Dakota

March 11, 2006

  Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!   A State Legislature Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban Help us get 1,000,000 Names on the Petition to Governor Rounds! Dear Steve, A bill that would ban nearly all abortions in South Dakota and spark a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade [...]

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American Slave A Saint?

March 11, 2006

The Former Slave Proposed as an American Saint Only a few decades ago, black Catholics in some parts of America had to stand at the end of the line for Holy Communion — a travesty of the sacrament meant to make us all one in Christ. Jesus Himself provides the rebuke: “The first shall be [...]

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Catholics Agree

March 10, 2006

Catholics agree about everything; it is everything else that they disagree on. G. K. Chesteron

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Three Catholic Conferences – MI & TX & NC

March 10, 2006

Lansing, Michigan Catholic Apologetics ConferenceMarch 18, 2006Steve will speak north of Lansing with Roy Schoeman (Jewish convert), Mark Shea (Evangelical convert), Gary Michuta, and Rod Bennett (convert and author). Join us for a great day of defending the Faith Corpus Christi, Texas New Springtime of Catholic EvangelismMarch 31-April 2, 2006Steve will speak in Texas along [...]

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Does This Sound Like A Modern Commentator?

March 10, 2006

“The Christians are men of a desperate, lawless, reckless faction, who collect together out of the lowest rabble — the thoughtless portion — and credulous women seduced by the weakness of their sex, and form a mob of impure conspirators, whose bond of union is nocturnal assemblies and solemn fastings and unnatural food. “A tribe [...]

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Another “DiVinci” Resource

March 9, 2006

Multimedia Response to "Da Vinci Code"Episcopate Rolling Out a Web Site and TV Documentary WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 8, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The U.S. bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign will offer key resources to provide accurate information on the life of Jesus prior to the release of the movie "The Da Vinci Code." Those resources will include a [...]

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DaVinci Code Movie — Fight Back!

March 8, 2006

Matthew Pinto is at it again. When the Passion of the Christ was released last year, Matt was on the ball and had a program in place to help Catholics understand and answer questions. Now, he's done it again. The DaVinci Code movie will soon be released and Matthew Pinto has prepared a book of [...]

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Notes from Two Anonymous Friends

March 8, 2006

These are just two of the many responses I received from people who read First Things' response to my letter in their March issue. These two friends are not anonymous to me, but I refrain from using their names because of their high profile in the Catholic world and since I did not ask permission [...]

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Celebrity Quotes on Abortion – Even Britney Spears

March 8, 2006

Celebrity Quotes on Abortion – even Britney Spears (uh, who's she?) Click here

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Autism and the Eucharist

March 8, 2006

If you an autistic family member or know others who do, this may be an interesting article from them. It was written by my friend and canon lawyer Edward Peters. Autism and the Eucharist (The Phoenix case)http://www.canonlaw.info/blog.html

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Watch “Radio”

March 6, 2006

If you haven't seen the movie Radio, then I suggest you run out and get it. I had never heard of it before. My parents gave me their Netflix copy and we watched it with our daughter Emily last night. It is thoroughly “Catholic,” though religion was never really mentioned. However, the theme of the story [...]

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“First Things” Responds

March 2, 2006

When Magazines Continue to Make Mistakes: Joseph Bottum & First Things Magazine Updated 3/5/06 1 PM EST First Things finally published my letter to the editor along with a few other responses. I had written in response to their article that misrepresented me and my website. I have forgiven them for their misrepresentation and shoddy response. [...]

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