What Just Happened? Church of Rome Reaches Out to Church of England

It is very difficult to look at current events and predict with any reliability that what is happening now will certainly have long term implications and historical significance. It is quite possible that the events of the past few days concerning the scope and plan of the Roman Catholic Church towards dissidents in the Church... Continue Reading

Homeschool ruling reveals educational double standard

By The Rev. Paul Viggiano It didn’t bother me that President Barack Obama addressed all the kids when public school began. They are, after all, government schools and he is the head of our government. Courts ordering parents to send their children to government-run schools, however, is an entirely different matter. If I, as a... Continue Reading

Making the Grade Isn’t About Race. It’s About Parents.

Commentary from the Washington Post “Why don’t you guys study like the kids from Africa?” In a moment of exasperation last spring, I asked that question to a virtually all-black class of 12th-graders who had done horribly on a test I had just given. A kid who seldom came to class — and was constantly... Continue Reading

Genesis and the Scandal of Jewish Indifference

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from an editor at a Jewish publication soliciting from me an article “related to creationism.” He asked that it be pegged to the coming Sabbath when Jews across the spectrum of Judaism begin a new cycle of Torah readings. That cycle begins with the account of... Continue Reading

Thatcher adviser: Copenhagen goal is 1-world government

‘Global warming’ to be used as ‘pretext’ for ‘change’ A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government. “At [the 2009... Continue Reading

HAGELIN: Protecting our bedrock beliefs

By Rebecca Hagelin Culture challenge of the week: Tolerance gone wild “Of course I dislike the Nazis. But who is to say they’re morally wrong?” The shocking statement was made to a college professor in New York by one of his students, as documented by author Kerby Anderson in a much-needed book, “Christian Ethics in... Continue Reading

Should charity begin with nonprofit executive’s paychecks?

By Peter St. Onge Early in August, when Jane McIntyre was a candidate for executive director of United Way of the Central Carolinas, the inevitable question arrived from the agency’s search committee: How much would she want to be paid? McIntyre had thought long about this, talked to friends, done her research. She pulled out... Continue Reading

Belmont Abbey College Under Fire for Discrimination

Rabbi Yaacov Menken Belmont Abbey College is a small Catholic liberal arts college in North Carolina, serving nearly 1500 students. It was founded in 1876 by the monks of the Belmont Abbey, a monastery of the Benedictine Order. The school mission is “to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all... Continue Reading

Ludwig von Mises: Economist for the Ages

It seems that when an economy goes bad, the temptation for intellectuals to go and do likewise is too much for them to resist. Public thinkers across the spectrum, from Paul Krugman to Richard Posner, are now calling for a return to Keynesian economics,which attributes recessions to irrational, unexplainable decreases in aggregate demand and calls... Continue Reading

The Young and the Neuro

By David Brooks in the New York Times When you go to an academic conference you expect to see some geeks, gravitas and graying professors giving lectures. But the people who showed up at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society’s conference in Lower Manhattan last weekend were so young, hip and attractive. The leading figures... Continue Reading