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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (092317)

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:00:05 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (092217)

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:00:04 +0000

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Positivity: Catholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:55:09 +0000

From Washington: Sep 20, 2017 / 12:03 am A research paper that depicts the growth of Catholic health care as a threat to reproductive health ignores the attraction of Catholic hospitals and downplays the ethical concerns about procedures like abortion and sterilization, one commentator has said. The number of hospitals that are Catholic-sponsored or Catholic-affiliated [...]



Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (092117)

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:04 +0000

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Positivity: For the first time in 30 years, Sistine Choir to perform in US

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:55:22 +0000

From Washington: Sep 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm The Sistine Chapel Choir will perform in the U.S. for the first time in three decades, and will sing compositions that one expert says are an important heritage of the American Church. Italian priest Father Massimo Palombella directs the Sistine choir, which will be singing works by [...]



Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (092017)

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:00:03 +0000

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AP Enters the Florida-Bashing Frenzy Over Irma, ‘Climate Change’

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:30:40 +0000

Tuesday afternoon, Clay Waters at NewsBusters noted how two September 18 items in the New York Times ridiculed Texas and Florida, two recently hurricane-ravaged states whose governors and legislatures are pro-growth and Republican. Josh Boak, an economics writer at the Associated Press, was actually a day ahead of them on Florida, filing a Sunday item which [...]



Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (091917)

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:03 +0000

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Positivity: The Best-Kept Secret in Disaster Relief — Southern Baptists

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:55:38 +0000

From John Ellis at PJ Media: SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 s Hurricane Irma leaves behind a trail of destruction and pain, the nation again turns its eyes to disaster relief. Just a few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in many of us. Desiring to aid the victims in Texas, celebrities traded on their [...]



DC Media Covered Up Sally Quinn’s Occultism, Hex-Casting For Decades

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:21:41 +0000

The reception given to Sally Quinn’s new book, Finding Magic, has been strangely quiet. Perhaps that’s because the book shamelessly reveals that since 1973, if not earlier, Quinn, who was the nation’s capital’s de facto social gatekeeper for several decades, deceived the world about the true nature of her “religious” outlook, and did so with [...]



Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (091817)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:03 +0000

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Positivity: How do we fund sacred art in the Church? This priest has an idea

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:55:33 +0000

From Wilmington, North Carolina: Sep 16, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The John Paul II Foundation for the Sacred Arts is rethinking how the Catholic Church should fund well-crafted art. But why is good art in the Church important in the first place? “When a piece of art, a beautiful church, a flower or [...]



NY Times Editor Pans ‘Sloppy Conflation’ of Conservatism and ‘Alt-Right’; Bay Area Journo Proves Her Point

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:44:23 +0000

On Tuesday, before Ben Shapiro's appearance at the University of California at Berkeley, Bari Weiss, a staff editor and writer in the opinion section at the New York Times, penned an op-ed accurately describing Shapiro's beliefs, defending his right to speak, and criticizing the "sloppy conflation" by leftist politicians and all too many in the [...]



The Scam That Is the Anti-Vaping Movement

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:46:08 +0000

There is apparently a serious movement to ban a product with the potential to which is already saving lives: E-Cigarettes. Big money is at stake, so the people who claim to detest smoking are working to discredit and ban vaping to ensure that cigarette smoking — and the sales revenues and tax collections they generate [...]



Positivity: Couple Cancels Wedding Reception To Give Money To Hurricane Victims Instead

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:30:23 +0000

Via Daryn Kagan: September 14, 2017 Ever hear about a wedding where you had complete confidence a couple will do great? That’s the case with Shellie Schoellkopf and Robert Callaway from League City, Texas. KPRC reports the couple had a big ol’ shindig set for October 7th. But in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and [...]