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  • admin wrote a new blog post: Another bakery sued for not making same-sex wedding cakes   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    “This Homophobic Bakery will Cater Dog Weddings but Not Gay Civil Unions.” That’s the cute headline on The Atlantic Wire, the influential website of one of America’s most venerable, liberal magazines, The Atlantic . Cute, but superficial.  Basic news: A bakery in Colorado is facing a discrimination complaint after refusing to bake a cake for […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Matt Birk skips White House visit over Obama’s support for abortion   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    According to news reports yesterday, Matt Birk gave up the opportunity of a lifetime. Birk, the center for the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens, declined an invitation to visit the White House with his team. He explained that he didn’t go because of President Barack Obama’s comment at a recent Planned Parenthood conference: “Thank you, Planned […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Ratcheting back the federal role in education   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    New companion bills introduced in the House and the Senate yesterday suggest that a good way for children to get an education is to let teachers teach. The GOP bills give state governments, parents, and teachers the responsibility for educating their students.  The current system uses standardized tests to evaluate school performance and requires schools […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Proud but wrong   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Boston Pride, an LGBT organization that promotes Boston’s Gay Pride Week, hosted the first-ever “Pride Night” at Fenway Park Thursday night. The Red Sox invited Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional athlete in any of the four major American sports, to throw out the ceremonial first pitch “to celebrate his courage.” In addition to partnering with […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Privacy vs. security   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Lawmakers are divided on phone records sweep

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Florida county agrees to atheist monument   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    “There are only two ways to show equality: all or none,” said Ken Loukinen, a regional director for American Atheists. Bradford County, Fla., is experimenting with the “all” approach.   Bradford, a small county of 27,000 between Gainesville and Jacksonville, has reached a deal to let the 50-year-old national atheist organization install a 1,500-pound granite […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: U.S. and British officials defend secret electronic surveillance program   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    It seems U.S. intelligence officials aren’t the only ones benefiting from a newly revealed eavesdropping program. Late on Thursday the director of National Intelligence defended a previously secret program that has tapped into American internet activity for six years. The Washington Post and the British newspaper The Guardian detailed the program, code-named PRISM, earlier in […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Confused about leadership   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Young men aged 18-22 lined up to get their first military haircut, sweating from the Annapolis heat and humidity. They wore starched, white, pajama-looking outfits, with navy-blue kerchiefs and white sailor hats. They looked more like skin-head laundrymen than the leaders they would become. For the next four years they would listen, study, march, run, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Dollars and Sense: Volatile week hints at economic jitters   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Economic jitters continue. The Dow fell more than 200 points last Friday. And we’ve seen the market continue to trend generally downward this week, while volatility has gone up. There’s little doubt that we’ve reached a critical point in the four-year-long stock market rally. The rally has been driven by artificially low interest rates, which […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Despair of Dead Ends   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailLike St. John of the Cross, we wait expectantly in the darkness. As we sat down for lunch, my bishop got right to the point: "You should definitely be pastoring: You preach the Word, you give good pastoral care, and your congregation respects you as a spiritual leader. But you don't belong with us. You should […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Interview: How One Artist Turns Skid Row into Sacred Streets   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAn interview with Los Angeles’s Jason Leith about his new installation that features portraits of the homeless. You don't find many artists walking the streets of Skid Row for inspiration. But for five years Jason Leith has done just this, rendering its beauty in ways that marry artistic excellence with social responsibility. "I had a relevation that […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Confessions of That Mom, the One on Her Phone   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailA work-from-home parent during summer vacation. Just to prepare you: This summer, I will be that mom, the one looking at her phone as her kids run through the neighborhood, swim in the pool, climb at the park, hit balls, shuffle off to Buffalo, lie in the sand, and rumble along on train rides. I will check e-mail, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Review: Much Ado About Nothing   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailJoss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation succeeds by not taking itself too seriously, but Shyamalan’s sci-fi flick is far too self-important to be any good.

    mpaa rating: PG-13 (For some sexuality and brief drug use) Genre:Comedy , DramaDirected By: Joss Whedon Run Time: 1 hour 47 minutes Cast: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese Theatre Release: June 07, 2013 by Roadside Attractions

    Summer movie […]

  • A Catholic Archdiocese located in Illinois has launched a charity aimed at raising $350 million to fund its education programs, reportedly the largest charity drive any American diocese has attempted.

  • USA vs Jamaica takes place in a World Cup Qualifier in Kingston on Friday night with the United States hoping to put in a good performance and continue on their path to the Brazil World Cup 2014.

  • Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup 2013 Eastern Conference Finals series takes place on Friday night, with the Bruins looking to complete a sweep against their fierce rivals and claim their spot in the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Shaq has been beaten by a 2-year-old in a free throw competition on talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Young Titus Ashby delighted viewers by taking on the NBA legend on Thursday night, outscoring in to cheers from the audience.

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Wedding Presence   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    The most basic and stable relationships are triangular. In the two Bible passages that Rachel and Maria just read, each references three elements – the two humans plus the love that “never fails,” in 1 Corinthians 13, and the man and the woman and the “pure fire of the Lord” that draws them together into […]

  • Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries has offered a prayer for Michael Jackson’s daughter after it was reported that 15-year-old Paris Jackson may have attempted suicide by swallowing 20 Motrin pills and cutting her wrist with a kitchen knife.

  • The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical licenses of three abortionists following the death of patient Maria Santiago, 38, who died following a Feb. 13 abortion performed at the Associates in OB/GYN Care clinic, located inside a residential condominium complex in Baltimore, Md. The board subsequently shut down the four clinics that operate […]

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