Serena Williams Just Took Feminism Back a Generation

Serena Williams, named Sports Illustrated's 2015 "Sportsperson of the Year," dressed for her cover photo shoot like [choose one]:a tennis superstar a professional athlete a hookerThe 34-year-old tennis legend, whose career made sports history and earned her more than $74 million in prize money, could have played the part of a winner:  She could have worn the uniform of a tennis great: a white tennis dress and a headband, or a tank top with a Nike hoodie....The U.S. Women's So … [Read more...]

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Athletes Hit the Streets in Rome for the “Race of Faith”

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” –Timothy 4:7As the sun rose over the Eternal City last Sunday, the cobblestone streets of Rome were transformed into a racetrack for a unique event:  the Race of Faith.A temporary three-lane track was laid along the Villa della Conciliazione, carving out a 100-metre track on which a few hundred people raced toward St. Peter’s Square.  Among the racers were seminarians and sisters, Vatican guards, children, … [Read more...]

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Anti-Religious Propaganda in the Soviet Union: Could It Ever Happen Here?

I was in elementary school during the Cold War.  I remember praying the Leonine Prayers for the conversion of Russia—or, more exactly, "to permit tranquility and freedom to profess the faith to be restored to the afflicted people of Russia".   The Soviet Union in those days was a hotbed of militant atheism, we believed; and we stood vigilant against their errors of faith.According to Soviet propaganda in the first half of the 20th century, Christian virtues such as humility and meekness were … [Read more...]

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