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Anti-Catholic ad in the New York Times

Just in case you really didn’t believe that we and our Church are in a battle, check out this full page ad that ran in The New York Times.  You can read the full text of the ad at Creative Minority Report.  I have a million things I can say about the content of this ad, but so many others have done such a great job of commenting on it already (see links below).  Instead, I just want to mention a couple of points.  First, that The New York Times would have never run a similar ad attacking any other religious institution (imagine if someone wrote a similar ad about Muslims, and The Times ran it). Continue reading

“We hold these truths to be self-evident…”, not all stories are created equal

There’s been a news story here in the Detroit area for the past week that is really starting to bother me. If you live in Metro Detroit you probably already know about the murder of Jane Bashara.  I don’t know how you couldn’t, it’s pretty much front and center in every newspaper, newscast, and news radio in Detroit. It’s even made some of the national shows (you know, hard hitting journalists like Nancy Grace) Continue reading