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Prejudice: Alive and Well in the Canadian Media?

Quebec academic Richard Lougheed, in his 2009 biography of Charles Chiniquy said that the celebrated clergyman remains Canada’s best-selling author of all time. Though he was world famous and achieve a stature that no one person who works for Canada’s … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Camelot and other darkness

As part of  research I was doing in regards to a dispute with someone in the news media, I came across a book entitled “The Dark Side of Camelot”. I have heard uncomplimentary things about the Kennedy family . Even … Continue reading

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Forbidden Books

On a recent radio program edition of Chris Pinto’s Noise of Thunder Radio I found it very interesting that he discussed the modern Roman Catholic Index of Forbidden Books. That spurred me to look into a Catholic Bible that I own, for … Continue reading

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Who Killed Abraham Lincoln- soon to be available at Ford’s Theatre

So Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? has done something that the book on the Lincoln assassination authored by Fox News commentator, Bill O’Reilly, hasn’t done: be approved for sale at the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Museum bookstore. The good news … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor exchange ended after criticism of myself by another letter writer

Re: N. R. Ward’s Oct 12 letter. Mr. Ward writes from a position of relative ignorance, I suggest. I researched Charles Chiniquy’s claims over a period of twenty-two years in libraries, archives, etc, across the U.S.and found no significant mistakes. … Continue reading

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Smear tactics against Charles Chiniquy?

Charles Chiniquy is still assailed in modern times. In his blog article, Charles Chiniquy – Illinois Schismatic: The First American Catholic Apostate, April 28th, 2011, Pat Hickey makes unsubstantiated and erroneous statements about the celebrated clergyman. I found the article … Continue reading

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The Conspirator and Joe Ricketts

So Joe Ricketts bankrolls a movie about Mary Surratt. “The Conspirator,” recounted the story of Mary Surratt, the only woman charged in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Directed by Robert Redford, “The Conspirator” was released in 2011.  The movie … Continue reading

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Lincoln Vampire Hunter- Give it a miss if you like history

A couple of days ago, I went to see Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter, as it was in my hometown. I had been interviewed by the CBC Radio Daybreak North (B.C.) show about the movie last week so I thought … Continue reading

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Is Charles Chiniquy relevant for today?

Who is Charles Chiniquy? He died more than a hundred and ten years ago and most people in Canada and the United States have never heard of him. Why would he be relevant today? He continues however, to have significance … Continue reading

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