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From Under the Rubble…The Persecution Complex

By Christopher Manion / April 28, 2014 /

In early April, Pope Francis warned Catholics that proclaiming the Gospel comes with a price, the price of persecution. “There will always be persecutions, misunderstandings,” he said. “But Jesus is Lord and this is the challenge and the Cross of our faith. May the Lord give us the grace to go on His path and,…

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From Under the Rubble…The Swagger Factor

By Christopher Manion / October 19, 2013 /

The always inspiring Father George Rutler recalled some helpful history the other day: There was a time … when schoolboys memorized, among other famous classical lines, the expression: “Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam.” It was the exasperated call, in the second-century B.C. Senate of the Roman Republic, for the conquest of Carthage in what is…

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From Under the Rubble…Nancy’s Blind Spot

By Christopher Manion / September 21, 2013 /

When you’re one of the richest members of Congress and you represent San Francisco, the real world can seem as distant as the dark side of the moon. So it figures that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was awestruck when Republicans had the temerity successfully to upend two of her most cherished political projects –…

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From Under the Rubble…Big Brother Makes It Personal

By Christopher Manion / August 31, 2013 /

Four years ago, Obama’s Chicago crew borrowed a page from the Three-Card-Monte hustlers in Manhattan’s Central Park. With the nation distracted by the perils of Obamacare, Democrats quietly hijacked the student loan program from the private sector and handed it to the federal government. “We’ve eliminated the middleman,” they cawed, “and the savings will go…

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From Under the Rubble…Hit The Kill Switch

By Christopher Manion / August 2, 2013 /

“I’ve been a fan of military history most of my life, and I’ve never seen a weapon developed that wasn’t eventually used. So if I were you, and there was something I really wanted to do with my life, I wouldn’t put it off for long.” With that memorable observation, Professor Bernard Norling wound up…

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From Under the Rubble…Who Killed the Mockingbird

By Christopher Manion / July 16, 2013 /

There is a consistent theme that unites “progressive” advocates across a wide variety of the Left’s cultural causes. These hardened ideologues might make a perfunctory bow in the direction of “rights” and “diversity,” but they are united by a common purpose that seeks the ultimate destruction of the principles that form the fabric of the…

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