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Gamaliel in Ferguson (CCHD Dollars at Work?)

Rev. Tracey Blackman, speaking on “webinar video” about the Gamaliel Foundations’s activism in Ferguson,i said that the Gamaliel-involved clergy must be “protectors of the narrative” and that they would be the ones to tell what really happened in Ferguson. In an era when media regularly “shape” the news for their own political ends, we understand…

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White Privilege Conference 2014: Government Funding to Reeducate the Educators

A fascinating discussion of racism, as a long-standing institution of “systemic, race-based privilege in America,”[i] has been conducted for the past 15 years in education circles at an annual event called the White Privilege Conference (WPC). WPCs are attended by “high school and college students, teachers, university faculty and higher education professionals, nonprofit staff, activists,…

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To Restore What Has Been Seized Unjustly

If the Christian Religion forbade war altogether, those who sought salutary advice in the Gospel would rather have been counseled to cast aside their arms, and to give up soldiering altogether.    On the contrary, they were told: “Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages,” the command…

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Fr. Schall on Charlie Rice’s Latest

Excellent analysis in Catholic World Report.

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From Under the Rubble…Gratitude, Government, and Gall

Voluntary Christian charity results in the natural gratitude of both the benefactor and the beneficiary. “Thank you,” says the man robbed and thrown in the ditch; “No, thank YOU,” says the Good Samaritan — “for giving me the opportunity to serve a brother in Christ.” That’s the way it’s been for centuries in Christendom. But…

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iTunes feed for Footnote podcast restored

Earlier today, we sent this announcement to our email list subscribers (if you don’t already subscribe, it’s easy to do right here). AMDG+BVMH   Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2013 Dear friends of the Bellarmine Forum, Recently, we moved around a lot of things on our website in preparation for the new version coming soon. This caused…

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Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Macula non est in te!

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Catholics, Get Serious! – Father Rutler

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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St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.

This article is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1907). A distinguished Jesuit theologian, writer, and cardinal, born at Montepulciano, 4 October, 1542; died 17 September, 1621. His father was Vincenzo Bellarmino, his mother Cinthia Cervini, sister of Cardinal Marcello Cervini, afterwards Pope Marcellus II. He was brought up at the newly founded Jesuit college in…

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We Need a Miracle to Solve the Obamacare Mandates

Yesterday’s Gospel had the Pharisees asking Our Lord for a sign to prove that He was God. That Gospel ends noting that He and the Apostles left them and got into a boat. Then, in today’s Gospel, we hear that the Apostles “had forgotten to bring bread.” They must have been showing their disappointment and…

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