A 13-month old was left by herself in an Occupy DC tent

On a cold, rainy day this week, a 13-month old baby girl was found alone in an Occupy DC tent.  Thirty minutes after police officers arrived, the little girl’s father returned.  He was subsequently arrested and charged with 2nd degree cruelty to children. It goes without saying that if the same thing had occurred at a Tea Party rally it would have been front-page news and the infant’s father... More

Democrats, Progressives, and the Intentional Fracturing of America

Politics of division is as old as the Greek city-states (if not as old as human civilization), but the unique tendency of the modern Democratic party to sow discord and envy among Americans is a disturbing trend that deserves more attention. The pope and Vatican often talk about promoting “solidarity between peoples”. Sowing discord and envy between segments of people is surely the opp... More

Occupy Vancouver Attempts to Invade Catholic Mass, As Catholic Left Tells Us Vatican Supports Them

I can’t believe I didn’t make this connection earlier. It took this story out of Canada to help me connect the dots: Organizers of the Occupy Vancouver movement almost took over the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver on Sunday morning. Vancouver Police stopped the protesters from disrupting Mass at the Catholic church. A spokesman for the group, which renamed itself Occupy ... More

Fact Check: Why Catholics Who Disagree With Justice & Peace White Papers Aren’t “Cafeteria Catholics”

UPDATE 2: A Round-Up of Excellent Comments On The Justice & Peace White Paper. 24 hours have passed since the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released its note (i.e., “White Paper”) on finance and development. I find that’s about how much time it takes to get a good snapshot of where general opinion is on a given news story, so now it’s time to take stock over... More

Occupy Occupy Wall Street!

Everyone is equal in the barnyard, but some animals are more equal than others. I didn’t think I would see it get this stark this quickly, but this article really reads like an article from The Onion. It seems the Occupy Wall Street folks are getting ticked off over corporate greed and underperforming governance. This wouldn’t be news, except that this time it’s within their own... More

Reader: Tea Party infuses GOP with minorities, Bachmann’s NH staff quits, Obama signs free trade deals

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The National Journal, a political news magazine that is not conservative, noted that the Tea Party has infused the Grand Old Party with lots of minority candidates like Marco Rubio, Allen West, and Herman Cain. But the Journal noted: “The biggest roadblocks to these challengers often were within their own... More

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO]: “Occupy Rome” Destroys Statue of Mary

UPDATE – I posted a photo of this earlier (see below). But via MatthewJLB, here’s video of it actually happening: Taylor Marshall at Canterbury Tales spots this heartbreaking photo: Taylor accurately observes: At the recent economic “occupy” demonstration in Rome, the protesters decided to take their anger out on…our Blessed Mother! What?… Did the Virgin Mary... More

God bless them? Congresswoman Pelosi on the Wall Street Mob

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is a lifelong Roman Catholic who has been a huge disappointment to her Church on matters of unborn human life. That, of course, is well-established, from her relentless advocacy of “abortion rights” to even urging taxpayer funding of contraceptives as part of President Obama’s “stimulus” plan. I’ve personally written about those disappointments... More
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