Tag Archives: United States

A New Bishop in Chicago, the Tribune Gushes.

The Chicago Tribune has lately been full of the news that there will be a new Roman Catholic bishop of Chicago , (and a major new player in the city’s power structure?) The Tribune reported on September 20th that: The Vatican on … Continue reading

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Same country, different rules?

The Associated Press just reported: NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the … Continue reading

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Biden and Immigration

A Washington Times article late last year revealed that when US Vice President Joe Biden made a strong statement urging quick immigration reform, he accomplished a bit more than that. The Times article, by Cheryl K. Chumley, stated: “Vice President … Continue reading

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American Freedom and Edward Snowden

In my book, I spoke about the United States being the citadel of human freedom since 1776, but there have been on-going attempts to take this freedom away and one effort has involved the government itself.  It has been a … Continue reading

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Travel & meeting new people

It has been a very busy past few days. There was a ride down the B.C. interior, through striking fall colours and the province’s stunning beauty, into the Thompson and Fraser canyons, among craggy snow tipped mountains, dry lands, even … 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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Religion and the Race for the Presidency 2012

  Last week, the National Post’s Catholic-in-residence, Raymond De Souza, wrote about how pleased he was about the growing influence of the Catholic Church in the United States, “America’s two (political) Catholic tribes”, August 30, p A14. In his latest … 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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