Religion

Luca Signorelli, The Preaching of the Antichrist

The Left’s morality is a strange thing to behold.

By Justin Katz | June 19, 2021 |

Social media is all aflutter with the shocking, Earth-shattering news that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has voted to draft a document!  Surely the end times are near. Christine Rousselle reports for the Catholic News Agency: Meeting virtually for their annual spring general assembly, the U.S. bishops voted on Thursday to begin…

Michelle Cretella and Alan Branch

Those of us outside the progressive mainstream have to get back to in-person fellowship.

By Justin Katz | May 27, 2021 |

David Aucoin, of the Family Policy Alliance of Rhode Island sends along information about an event in October (PDF flier).  It was originally scheduled prior to the pandemic and had to be postponed, illustrating how much of a hindrance the lockdown has been to those who play the opposition role in Rhode Island. The event,…

Norman Rockwell's Freedom to Worship

Comparing the Equality Act with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act shows which side is actually interested in a pluralist country.

By Justin Katz | May 26, 2021 |

In a brief explainer from Heritage, Thomas Jipping lays out clearly how claims that the so-called Equality Act would restrict other rights are another example of progressives’ insisting that we deny what is obvious in service of their ideology: [The] Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) … provides that a person whose exercise of religion has…

Decapitated Jesus statue

Anti-Catholic vandalism seems to be increasing across the country.

By Justin Katz | May 24, 2021 |

For the growing file of vandalized statues at Christian, especially Catholic, churches, here’s one in Brooklyn: The Diocese of Brooklyn is requesting increased police presence after two incidents of vandalism in three days at church properties. Over the weekend, a statue depicting the Blessed Mother holding the infant Jesus was discovered vandalized outside the diocesan…

Mike Stenhouse and guests from In the Dugout

The Right spans from Caitlyn Jenner to Catholicism to cryptocurrencies, these days.

By Justin Katz | May 6, 2021 |

Mike Stenhouse touched on all of those topics on his In the Dugout show, yesterday.  He handled the Jenner topic himself, but Tyler Rowley joined him for the religion talk, and Kade Almendinger helped with cryptocurrency.

Painting of a forest monster.

Humanity’s brakes really are starting to fail.

By Justin Katz | April 20, 2021 |

The year 2020 became a cultural cliché, given the sense that reality’s wheels were coming off, but it might be more accurate to say that people (particularly elites) are refusing to accept traditional safeguards that were simply passed down culturally and accepted intrinsically.  (Think media objectivity, colorblindness, the existence of truth, and so on.) Leslie…

Spring into Summer Conference at Portsmouth Institute

By Justin Katz | April 15, 2013 |

With spring more or less undeniably having arrived, we’re coming up on one of my favorite weekends of the year. This year, the Portsmouth Institute‘s annual conference is June 7-9, and the topic is “Catholicism and the American Experience,” which is certainly timely, given that American bishops are actually beginning to near the short-list for…

If Spiritual Battles Gave Off Sparks

By Justin Katz | March 31, 2013 |

It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, so I had intended to watch The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday. But life’s being what it is, these days, I couldn’t manage the 126 minutes required. And by the time Saturday rolled around, it felt more appropriate to turn attention toward the Resurrection, which…

Fish on Fridays

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 29, 2013 |

Nothing symbolizes the supposed arbitrariness of religion to those predisposed towards skepticism towards religious belief more than does the Catholic practice of eating fish on Fridays during the season of Lent. I’ll admit to having asked myself, especially on Good Friday, what connection there is between fish and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. And then…

Re: Keep Christ in Christmas, but the Government Out

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 30, 2012 |

I don’t believe it’s fair to blame WPRO (630AM) talk show host John DePetro for “manufacturing” the controversy about the Rhode Island Christmas tree/holiday tree. The blame rests squarely with Governor Lincoln Chafee, who is claiming the authority to rename a religious symbol because he is the head of the state. (Bill O’Reilly is wrong…

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