Archives for June 17, 2013

Obama Calls for End to Catholic Education in Northern Ireland

Just two days after Archbishop Gerhard Müller, Vatican Prefect, speaking in Glasgow, Scotland, touted Catholic education as “a critical component of the Church”, President Barack Obama stood before a crowd of 2,000 young people this morning and called for an end to Catholic education in Northern Ireland.“If towns remain divided,” said the U.S. President, “if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment … [Read more...]

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Westboro Baptist’s New Arch-Enemy: A Five-Year-Old Girl

A five-year-old girl in Topeka, Kansas, has taken on the cause of world peace; and since Friday, June 14, she’s raised more than $16,000 for her cause.Jayden Sink sells lemonade across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial church which has scorned homosexuality by picketing soldiers’ funerals, celebrating massacres like September 11 and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and protesting in front of the Holocaust Memorial Museum.Jayden was inspired to open t … [Read more...]

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Facebook Is a Charleston Door

Charleston, South Carolina is a traveler’s delight, a swath of historical homes and fragrant gardens along the eastern seaboard.  Its tree-lined streets feature homes in the Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate style alongside Victorian mansions and Adamesque estates.Visiting our son this week in South Carolina, my husband and I spent a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon walking and driving through Charleston’s lower peninsula.  There, Spanish moss drips from live oaks and brigh … [Read more...]

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