Lafayette: The American Patriot Who Wasn’t Even an American Citizen

The American Catholic Almanac

Today, something different:  The story of a hero in the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette.The following article is reprinted with permission from Image Books, publisher of The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson.  I've written before about the Almanac, and how much I enjoy its colorful stories of Catholics from all walks of life.  I told the story of the Snowshoe Priest, Father Frederic Baraga, who carried the gospel message to the  Chippewa tribe in upper Mi … [Read more...]

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Kaci Hickox, Benevolent Servant Turned Egocentric Activist

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, has ended her voluntary quarantine in Maine--demanding that the government and public health officials stop protecting the public's health and start protecting her right to have a good time.The Doctors Without Borders nurse feels that she's been unfairly discriminated against, and so has enlisted an attorney to defend her right to move about society.  She broke out of her "voluntary confinement" … [Read more...]

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Starnes’ “GOD LESS AMERICA”: Because Forewarned Is Forearmed

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No doubt about it: Todd Starnes has a nose for news. His cutting-edge reports on Fox News expose religious discrimination in all its forms—in schools, in business, and in the public square. Starnes reveals the not-infrequent failure of our society to protect freedom of religion as guaranteed by our Constitution.But those daily news reports are embedded in other news of the day: happy stories of everyday citizens engaged in works of charity; weather alerts; political intrigue; movies and c … [Read more...]

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