The Amazing Catholic Art at Anti-Catholic Bob Jones University

St. Matthew, by Guido Reni, 1575-1642. From the on-line website of Bob Jones University M&G

Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Protestant university in Greenville, South Carolina, is downright unfriendly toward Catholics. Can I prove that? Well, shortly after the death of Pope Paul VI in 1978, Bob Jones, Jr., son of the founder and chancellor of the university, published an article in the school's magazine, Faith for the Family, which begins: "Pope Paul VI, archpriest of Satan, a deceiver and an anti-Christ, has, like Judas, gone to his own place." Catholic Answers tells the … [Read more...]

Obama’s Community College Plan: WHO Gets to Pay for It?

On Friday, January 9, President Obama introduced a new plan to open community colleges to all by offering free tuition.The President's proposal--which is unlikely to receive support from the Republican-led Congress--would pay the entire cost of tuition for two years at a community college for any American who wanted it.  State and local governments would have to join the effort, with 75% of the cost (roughly $3,800 per year, per student) being borne by the federal government, and the … [Read more...]

HarperCollins Takes Israel Off the Map in School Atlases (UPDATED)

HarperCollins apology

Students attending English-speaking schools in the Muslim-majority Gulf region will learn geography from Atlases which do not include the nation of Israel.In the Middle East version of the Atlas, Jordan and Syria extend all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.  Including Israel, says the publisher's map-publishing subsidiary Collins Bartholomew, would have been "unacceptable" to their customers in the Gulf.  Instead, maps in the new version incorporate "local preferences."  While Israel is not s … [Read more...]