Religion

Luca Signorelli, The Preaching of the Antichrist

For his own sake, Langevin needs to know he’s not in communion with his Church.

By Justin Katz | October 6, 2021 |

On LifeNews, Steven Ertelt spotlights Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence Thomas Tobin’s statement on the pro-abortion politics of ostensibly Catholic Democrat Congressman James Langevin: We are so tired of hearing Catholic politicians say, as Jim Langevin does, “Although I remain personally opposed to abortion . . .” and then go on to support abortion. That…

A water drop and ripples

Eugenics always lingers around the visible edges of the progressive ideology.

By Justin Katz | October 4, 2021 |

Christine Rousselle’s Catholic News Agency article about a push for assisted suicide in Massachusetts brings out an important element in the debate.  Support for the policy tends to come from the progressive-elite end of the spectrum, while disadvantaged and disabled groups tend to see it as a threat (rightly, I’d say). The implicit rationale is…

Roger Williams: Non-Woke Need Not Apply

Roger Williams University’s Woke-Allegiance Pledge for Employment

By Justin Katz | October 4, 2021 |

Interested in a job with Roger Williams University as a prep cook, payroll specialist, baker, shuttle driver, retailer, plumber, or even sometimes-nude model for art students?  You might want to find yourself a woke consultant, because applications for all of these positions must include a cover letter with “information about how you would be able…

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Freedom and religion go hand in hand.

By Justin Katz | September 24, 2021 |

The headline from a Dennis Prager commentary in the Epoch Times evokes two distinct ideas.  Here’s the headline: “As America Has Become More Secular, It Has Become Less Free.” The first idea is along the lines that Prager emphasizes: Freedom permeates the Old Testament: The Bible begins with the story of Adam and Eve, a story…

A water drop and ripples

Are childless climate alarmists an example of evolution in action?

By Justin Katz | September 21, 2021 |

From Peter Malbin on Newsmax: A study published in the British medical journal The Lancet found that 39% of young adults reported feeling uncertain about having children, given the state of the environment and the added carbon footprint brought by having children. The Lancet polled about 10,000 older teenagers and young adults to ascertain how climate…

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Conservative redistributionists consider something progressive redistributionists don’t: human nature.

By Justin Katz | September 17, 2021 |

When Ray Rickman mentioned his support for progressive wealth redistribution during his State of the State conversation with Mike Stenhouse, Sten didn’t want to redirect the conversation into that debate, only mentioning (because he couldn’t not say anything, of course) that the big question is who the angels are to decide when enough is enough.  If…

A water drop and ripples

Jim Langevin apparently has the typical left-wing variation of pro-life belief…

By Justin Katz | September 10, 2021 |

… which is to say they believe that unborn babies are human beings with a right to life until such time as their opinion on the matter can make a difference.  Note how the RI Congressman explains himself: “Although I remain personally opposed to abortion, as a matter of public policy, my position has evolved,”…

A water drop and ripples

The echoes of Communist China in Western universities are a common sound.

By Justin Katz | September 4, 2021 |

This sure does sound familiar: The University of Nottingham, in central England, confirmed on Aug. 25 that it had declined to give official recognition to Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. “Our concern was not in relation to Fr. David’s views themselves, but the manner in which…

A water drop and ripples

The U.S. Catholic Bishops can’t possibly deny the fact that Biden has excommunicated himself.

By Justin Katz | September 3, 2021 |

Seriously, at the level of clarity that Matt Hadro describes for the Catholic News Agency, any denial only compounds the scandal (see also Tim Pearce in the Daily Wire): President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law went into effect on Wednesday. In…

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Bishop Barron is right about the very notion of an “atheist chaplain.”

By Justin Katz | September 2, 2021 |

Joe Bukuras summarizes the controversy for the Catholic News Agency (paragraphs reordered): Last week the New York Times announced that Greg Epstein, an atheist and humanist chaplain at Harvard University, was unanimously elected as the “chief chaplain” of the Harvard Chaplains, the association of more than 40 chaplains serving Harvard students of various religious denominations. ……

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