Cardinal Dolan Speaks Out Re. the NY Times’ Inflammatory Anti-Catholic Ad

Cardinal Dolan - blog

Last week, I told you the story of the full-page ad against Catholicism which appeared in the pages of the New York Times on July 3.  Funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the ad sneered that "Dogma should not trump our civil liberties," and chalked the Hobby Lobby decision up to the fact that the Supreme Court has too many Catholics among its members.Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, didn't like the ad, either; and he addressed the ad in his blog on the archdiocesan … [Read more...]

Middle School Teacher Suspended for Teaching America’s Racist History

Poster - Billy Van in Blackface

A middle school teacher in Monroe, Michigan has been suspended after showing a historical video in his history class showing a white man wearing blackface to imitate an African-American.The video was part of a history lesson on Jim Crow racial segregation laws.  Teacher Alan Barron, 59, played the video to show his students how some white Americans considered racist acts acceptable "entertainment" in the 1800s.According to the Monroe News, Monroe Middle School teacher Alan Barron … [Read more...]

Pew Forum: Religious Hostilities on the Rise World-wide

Pew Forum - religious liberty by year

In the period from 2007 - 2012, news reports of religious hostilities have increased significantly.A report just released by the Pew Research Center shows a dramatic increase in religious persecution worldwide in the past six years.  According to Pew: Religious hostilities increased in every major region of the world except the Americas.  The sharpest increase was in the Middle East and North Africa, which still is feeling the effects of the 2010-11 political uprisings known as the Arab S … [Read more...]


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