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The 146-lb. Raven That Haunted Yale

August 26, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on The 146-lb. Raven That Haunted Yale

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Edgar Allan Poe, the American poet who died in Baltimore at just 40 years of age in 1849, will long be remembered for the poem he published in 1845 about a raven that entered his home and haunted him from a perch above the front door.A few generations later, a member of Poe’s clan would similarly haunt Yale.John Prentiss Poe, who served as Maryland’s attorney general in the early 1890s, was the son of Neilson Poe, a Baltimore City judge, who was Edgar Allen Poe’s cousin. John Prentiss Poe was also the father of six boys — all of whom played football for Princeton College.The Baltimore Sun ran a story on November 27, 1899, that summarized…Continue Reading

Seven Parishes In Archdiocese Of St. Louis . . . Temporarily Saved From Massive Shutdown Effort

August 25, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on Seven Parishes In Archdiocese Of St. Louis . . . Temporarily Saved From Massive Shutdown Effort

By BRIAN MERSHON ST. LOUIS, Mo. (LifeSiteNews) — The Archdiocese of St. Louis, under the leadership of Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski, announced at the end of the July that seven parishes would receive what amounts to a temporary stay for the eventual consolidation of the churches.A July 31 news release from the archdiocese said that “several parishes for whom decrees have been issued have pursued recourse with the Archdiocese of St. Louis.” And while Archbishop Rozanski has declined to reverse his Pentecost decrees, the statement said that there are “a number of parishes” that have informed the archdiocese that they intend to pursue hierarchical recourse (appeal) with the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Clergy.The seven are reportedly the following: St. Angela Merici…Continue Reading

“For Us, It’s Like A Miracle”… Catholic Church Appears To Survive Devastating Maui Fire

August 24, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on “For Us, It’s Like A Miracle”… Catholic Church Appears To Survive Devastating Maui Fire

By KEVIN J. JONES (CNA) — The devastating Maui fires appear to have spared Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, providing a symbol of hope amid catastrophic destruction.At least 93 deaths had been reported as of Sunday, August 13, making the disaster the deadliest wildfire event in the U.S. since 1918. Authorities expect the death toll to rise.Multiple fast-moving fires, fanned by strong winds and fueled by dry vegetation, swept across the Hawaiian island. The western town of Lahaina, with fewer than 13,000 residents, was particularly devastated.Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, named for Our Lady of Victory, appears to have escaped destruction.Msgr. Terrence Watanabe, vicar forane of Maui and Lanai, told The Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the church building appears to have…Continue Reading

My Daily Companion . . . The Radio Battle Continues

August 23, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on My Daily Companion . . . The Radio Battle Continues

By BARBARA SIMPSON If you are like most of us, you get into your vehicle and turn on the radio, even if you have other means of entertainment on those wheels! The radio in our cars and trucks has been a means of entertainment and information for decades — to the point that we take it for granted. We might install other sources of entertainment and information while we travel, but the AM radio is current and constant. The idea that it might not be there is something people never considered — until lately.Earlier this year, the news of vehicles without AM radio hit the headlines.A number of automakers, including Ford, announced they would not automatically have AM radios in…Continue Reading

Here Are The Five Worst Pro-Abortion Lies Of The Biden Administration

August 22, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on Here Are The Five Worst Pro-Abortion Lies Of The Biden Administration

By JOSHUA ARNOLD (LifeNews) — For the Biden administration, pushing abortion and transgender ideology is a top priority at all levels of government. Sometimes, this priority even overshadows their commitment to the truth. And the Biden administration has told some real whoppers. But don’t take my word for it; consider the facts for yourself. Here are the top five lies of the Biden administration regarding abortion and transgender ideology.1) Weakened safety standards for the abortion pill regimen do not pose a threat to women.On January 3, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently removed a “requirement that mifepristone be dispensed only in certain health care settings, specifically clinics, medical offices, and hospitals (referred to as the ‘in-person dispensing requirement’).”…Continue Reading

Can Pro-Lifers Get A Fair Trial In D.C.?

August 21, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on Can Pro-Lifers Get A Fair Trial In D.C.?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO For far too long we have been hearing complaints about a two-tiered justice system in the United States where favored people get breaks that other mere mortals cannot. As an adjunct to that claim, there is also the question of whether people with certain political beliefs can obtain a fair result in certain venues.For example, there is a complaint that Donald Trump cannot get a fair trial in New York City due to the political breakdown of the juror pool and the demographics of the city. There is also the question about pro-lifers and fair trials in other blue states and districts, again due to the demographic and political views of the local jury pool.Of course,…Continue Reading

Is America Raising A Generation Of Cynics?

August 20, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on Is America Raising A Generation Of Cynics?

By DONALD DeMARCO According to a large study from the Pew Research Center, the young people of today — the Millennials — are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. They are less attached to religion, marriage, and political institutions than their previous members of Generation X. Furthermore, only 19 percent believe that people can be trusted. They do like their friends, and their digital social networks, and, states the Pew Report, “that’s about it.”Distinguished Catholic philosopher Tom Langan, in his book, The Catholic Tradition, refers to them as occupying neither a culture nor a civilization, but belong to what he and his co-researchers call “HTX,” a worldwide web of “high-techies.”A study from the University of Georgia compared 140,000…Continue Reading

Remember Jina Mahsa Amini — And Iran’s Warships

August 19, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on Remember Jina Mahsa Amini — And Iran’s Warships

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY The story of Jina Mahsa Amini revealed — once again — the brutal, ruthless nature of the Iranian regime.Amini, a 22-year-old woman, traveled last September from her hometown in western Iran to Tehran, making what the United Nations Human Rights Council described as a “family visit.”During this visit, she encountered Iran’s “morality police.”“Iran’s Morality Police,” explains the U.S. Treasury Department, “is the component of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) tasked with enforcing the country’s laws against immodesty and societal vices.”Why did the “morality police” target this 22-year-old woman?They objected to the nature of the scarf she wore over her head.“The law provides that a woman who appears in public without appropriate attire, such as a cloth…Continue Reading

In New York County… Unconstitutional “Bubble Zone” Around Abortion Centers Repealed

August 18, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on In New York County… Unconstitutional “Bubble Zone” Around Abortion Centers Repealed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Thomas More Society) — Pro-life advocates are declaring a victory in Westchester County, N.Y., after the County Board of Legislators voted, at their August 7, 2023 meeting, to repeal an unconstitutional eight-foot “floating bubble zone” around persons entering or leaving abortion facilities to “protect” them from the “approaches” of pro-life sidewalk counselors — who seek to converse and offer literature on life-affirming alternatives to abortion.The “bubble zone” was one provision of the law known as Chapter 425 of the Laws of Westchester County, which also establishes a 25-foot “no follow and harass” zone, along with five additional restrictions on pro-life sidewalk counseling.Its repeal follows a lawsuit by Thomas More Society on behalf of the national organization 40…Continue Reading

New Poll Shows . . . Growing Support For Use Of Violence To Restore “Right To Abortion”

August 17, 2023 Featured Today Comments Off on New Poll Shows . . . Growing Support For Use Of Violence To Restore “Right To Abortion”

By JOE BUKURAS BOSTON (CNA) — A new poll from the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Threats has found that Americans’ support for violence to restore a federal right to abortion has grown significantly over the last six months.The survey found that 12 percent of Americans agreed with the statement: “The use of force is justified to restore the federal right to abortion.” That’s a sharp increase from the 8 percent who agreed with the statement in January.The increase was most pronounced among self-described Democrats. About 8 percent of Democrats in January said they favored the use of violence to restore abortion rights, compared with 16 percent who agreed with the statement in June.Independents’ support for violence to…Continue Reading