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From Under the Rubble…Scandals and the Scandalous

By Christopher Manion / November 23, 2012 /

Here’s our laugh of the day: The Petraeus Scandal isn’t really scandalous at all. That’s according to the Washington Post, published in the city where “I Don’t Believe The Post” buttons have been a popular gift item for years. The Post not only likes to play referee in the Beltway’s Blue-Team, Red-Team game, it also…

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Pro-Life Movement, Quo Vadis?

By Christopher Manion / November 22, 2012 /

Jeff Mirus asks some very penetrating questions about our priorities, political and otherwise. This commentary has already raised a ruckus, because it lays bare some realities that are too often either overlooked or taken for granted. But they can no longer be avoided without unbearable cost.

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Mass at the Pantheon

By Christopher Manion / November 22, 2012 /

Most visitors to the Pantheon on Rome’s Piazza della Rotunda don’t realize that it’s been a Catholic Church since the seventh century. Here’s an account of a beautiful Requiem Mass celebrated there for the deceased members of the House of Savoy.

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Catholics, Get Serious! – Father Rutler

By Christopher Manion / November 22, 2012 /

Father George Rutler’s latest piece in Crisis Magazine is a must-read for every think Catholic. Each paragraph opens a door to serious discussion, long overdue. And his cite of this from Pope Benedict XVI is sobering food for thought – and prayer: “The bureaucracy is spent and tired. It is sad that there are what…

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Payback?

By Christopher Manion / November 19, 2012 /

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s writings always inspire — often, with an original twist. His latest article includes the story of World Champion Boxer Jimmy Braddock.What intrigues me is this: Braddock was down and out for the longest time before his rise to fame. When he was back on his feet, he paid back every penny…

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From Under the Rubble…The Coverup Kid

By Christopher Manion / November 14, 2012 /

The unfolding Petraeus scandal is raining on Obama’s victory parade. The administration successfully covered up the truth about the disaster at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the unauthorized “liaisons” at CIA headquarters in Langley until after the election, but, as usual in Washington, the cover-up is greater than the crime. Republicans are crying “foul,”…

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From Under the Rubble…After the Deluge

By Christopher Manion / November 8, 2012 /

The rubble hasn’t cleared, but some realities have come into view. On the Friday before the election, President Obama proposed a new civic virtue for our body politic. It’s called “revenge.” And it’s nothing new. Revenge has been around for a long time. Way back in the book of Exodus we read “an eye for…

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From Under the Rubble…Progress, Progressives, and Perversion

By Christopher Manion / October 26, 2012 /

Progress, Progressives, and Perversion “I Am Who Am” (Exodus 3:14) Last week’s Rubble examined change. Heraclitus feared it and longed for the unchanging logos. Only with the Incarnation did the logos get a name: Jesus Christ, the Alpha and the Omega, “first, last, and always.” In contrast to Christian philosophy, the heady hedonism of the…

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From Under the Rubble…Change You Can Believe In

By Christopher Manion / October 19, 2012 /

Change You Can Believe In “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King These are dark days for Christendom. The “old order changeth” indeed. Today the Rubble looks at one side of “change”;…

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