Archives for February 13, 2014

Walgreens Lawsuit Points Out the Problem with Consumer Protests: Where to Shop!

Tell me:  Where am I supposed to buy aspirin and sundries now?I’m trying to be politically correct and support consumer sentiment; but my drug store options are shrinking! It’s no longer politically correct to support CVS or Rite-Aid or Walgreens.So where’s a girl supposed to get shampoo and bandaids and birthday cards and the occasional candy bar? CVS PHARMACY Recently I wrote about CVS Pharmacy‘s new plan to discontinue sales of all tobacco products. I was pleased by that positive sig … [Read more...]

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Babette’s Feast: Pope Francis’ Favorite Film, and Mine

Deacon Greg Kandra, over at The Deacon's Bench,  had this story:Gabriel Axel, the director whose 1987 film “Babette’s Feast,” received the first foreign-language Oscar awarded to a Danish motion picture — and heralded a growing popular interest in all things food — has died in Copenhagen at the age of 95.And according to the New York Times obituary, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, told journalists in 2010 that "Babette's Feast" was his favorite film.It's my favorite film, … [Read more...]

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Priestly Sex Abuse: Get the Facts Straight

Last week on this blog, someone threw a grenade in the combox.  It was one of those unsubstantiated rants, something like, "The Catholic Church should take care of its own business.  Priests abuse children with much greater frequency than people in other helping professions (teachers, ministers, etc.)"It was blatantly untrue, and I called the writer out on it.  The incident reminded me, though, just how much some people still take at face value the untruths and misstatements that are thrown a … [Read more...]

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