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Sagebrush Rebellion II

A perennial issue in the West is the amount of land owned by the federal government and the Clive Bundy confrontation has brought it to the fore:   There’s a modern tea party political element to it, but it goes much farther back to when many western territories achieved statehood in the 19th century, working […]

PopeWatch: Easter Message

The Easter Message of Pope Francis:     Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s  message to the women: “Do not be afraid!  I know that you are looking  for Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here; for he has been raised…  Come, see […]

He is Risen!

  Science Fiction writer Theodore Beale (Vox Day), at his blog Vox Popoli, gets to the heart of the matter today when it comes to Easter: Those who are Aristotelian devotees of reality stand by the Lesser Truth that A is A, and that A is never Not-A. But the Lesser Truth descends from, and […]

Saint Augustine on the Resurrection

Continuing on with our Lenten series in which Saint Augustine is our guide, go here  , here  ,here  , here, here , here  , here and here to read the first eight posts in the series, we come to the conclusion with the eternal glory of Easter. In this Vale of Tears we lead lives afflicted by sin and always in the shadow of death.  Christ came […]

April 2, 1983: Reagan on Passover and Easter

My fellow Americans: This week as American families draw together in worship, we join with millions upon millions of others around the world also celebrating the traditions of their faiths. During these days, at least, regardless of nationality, religion, or race, we are united by faith in God, and the barriers between us seem less […]

April 19, 1775: The Shot Heard Round the World

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson       “Sheriff Taylor” reminds us in the above video clip that it is not an iron rule of nature that History must be […]

Lamentations for Holy Saturday

Something for the weekend.  Lamentations for  Holy Saturday by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and sung by The Tallis Scholars.

Didn’t You Always Suspect This?

  From the only reliable source of news on the net, The Onion:   WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses […]

Clive Bundy and the Rule of Law

    The stand off between the Bureau of Land Management and rancher Clive Bundy raises some very intriguing questions about the rule of law in the land of the free and the home of the brave in this year of grace 2014.  Bundy and his family have grazed cattle on federal land for generations.   In […]

Saint Augustine: The Body and The Blood

Christ bore Himself in His hands, when He offered His body saying: “this is my body.” Saint Augustine  Continuing on with our Lenten series in which Saint Augustine is our guide, go here  , here  ,here  , here, here , here  and here to read the first seven posts in the series, we come to Holy Thursday and the First Mass.  As Catholics, we join […]

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