While Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has come under deserved fire for defending Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are applauding Gabbard today for being the only Democrat willing to stand up to Senate Democrats who contend that being a member of the Knights of Columbus is disqualifying for service as a federal judge. They also brace for the imminent presidential campaign of California Sen. Kamala Harris, who is very liberal but is one of only a few Democrats with a legitimate shot at the nomination. And, as more stories emerge of the fiscal hardship of federal employees going without pay during the partial shutdown, they are staggered by statistics showing that nearly 80 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and over 60 percent don’t have enough money saved to cover six months of expenses.More
I am a protestant Christian and have been a missionary 15 years. I have read in my time as a Christian 25+ books by Atheists or their fellow travelers attacking the Christianity or sometimes just disproving it with a sad sigh and asking us all to become more rational. I thought of it as my […]
As a (nominal) Catholic, the Pope matters to me. Why is it that it matters so much to people who are not Catholic, and indeed oppose Catholicism at every opportunity? Why are my crazy liberal friends spouting love for the Pope while recognizing that the man holds no authority over them? More
Ann’s latest anti Catholic tweet: I'm an American and this is why our founders (not "immigrants"!) distrusted Catholics & wouldn't make them citizens. https://t.co/7IV6J7ODAv More
Dear Friends, Today, I attended Mass with about a thousand people. I was the invited speaker for the Merrimack College Convocation Ceremony, kicking off the college careers of the incoming fresh person class, and the first event was held at Merrimack’s large, on-campus Augustinian church. (Merrimack is a Catholic college affiliated with the Augustinian Order). More
Is “the Protestant work ethic” a myth? Isn’t it really an Anglophile work ethic? Or perhaps it’s a German work ethic (English culture originating from old Germanic / North European tribes). Is the term often applied to the growing Protestant communities in South America, Africa, and Asia?
After the many discussions on Ricochet of salvation by “faith alone” — a belief ultimately shared by Catholics, strangely enough — it seems that defining assertion would, if anything lead to lazier peoples, not more productive ones. There are other differences between Catholics and Protestants, of course. But that one has always been primary.More