Trickle-Down Theology Won't Work July 27, 2009Jonathan J. BeanIgnatius Insight In 1935, a French politician asked Joseph Stalin to appease the Pope by tolerating Catholicism in the Soviet Union, where atheism was the state “religion.” Stalin roared “The Pope! How many divisions has he got?” In fact, the Pope had many divisions throughout the world. Catholic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Under the Cassock May 13, 2009Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—The sex scandal of the Rev. Alberto Cutie, a Catholic priest well-known throughout the Spanish-speaking world who was photographed frolicking with a woman on a Miami beach, has rekindled the debate about clerical celibacy. Cutie was the head of the St. Francis de Sales parish in the South […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Jewel of Medina September 10, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—Gibson Square, a British publishing house, has announced that it will soon release “The Jewel of Medina,” a novel by American author Sherry Jones whose publication in the United States was recently canceled by Random House for fear of triggering violence by Islamic fanatics. Bravo. The novel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Paraguay: The Bishop and The President, Face to Face August 28, 2008Carlos Alberto Montaner (FIRMAS PRESS) Former bishop Fernando Lugo is now President of Paraguay. Swell. He comes to power amid widespread national hope. He is backed by 93 percent of the population. His inauguration proceeded elegantly. There was only one minor contretemps: the Secretary […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
God’s Tribunal August 20, 2008Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—The recent campaign forum at Saddleback Church in which U.S. presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain answered questions from pastor Rick Warren, the new star of the evangelical Christian movement, could only have happened in America. The rest of the world watched in wonder as the two […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Morality, Empire, and the Obfuscation of the New Atheism by José Maria J. Yulo “No man who is in fear, or sorrow, or turmoil, is free, but whoever is rid of sorrows and fears and turmoils, that man is by the selfsame course rid also of slavery.”—Epictetus, Discourses “Men invent new ideals because they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
James Zogby on Glenn Beck's bigotry and fear-mongering: After I raised some concern that ABC’s Good Morning America was hiring Beck to serve as a commentator on that once respected program, I received a taste of what Beck’s impact has been. Emails from Beck’s supporters have called me “an animal Muslim” (I’m a Catholic). They’ve […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Folks, hatemongering against Muslims is not patriotism. It is not "support for the troops." It is not being a good American. It is collectivism and bigotry. And I'll call you out everytime I see you doing it. If your sources include WorldNetDaily, FOX News, Bill O'Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Sean "wingnut bizarre" Hannity, Virgil Goode, Rick […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
From a press release issued by the House Committee on Financial Services: "This morning, by a vote of 409 to 2, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to be signed by the President that would prevent the use of credit cards and fund transfers for unlawful Internet gambling and block financial transactions associated with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Apparently, Arnold Kling (Cato scholar) has been drinking that sugar water mess that has all the neo-cons strung out. From an August 10 TCS column: I believe that what we need going forward is a policy of disarming Muslims. I believe that we must keep devout Muslims away from weapons, and keep weapons away from devout […]Continue Reading... No Comments.