Secularism On The Rise In US: 15% to 20%

By Jon|October 10, 2012|Faith and Reason, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

It’s old news that secular society is growing and religion is shrinking both in Europe and the United States. But just in case you didn’t believe what you hear or see on the street, take a look at this new survey: Growing Number Of Americans Have No Religious Identity WASHINGTON D.C., October 9 (CNA/EWTN News) .- A new survey shows that more Americans than ever are religiously unaffiliated, and as

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Important: Humanists Want Monopoly on the Word: “Reason”

By Jon|June 8, 2012|Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism|

I've decided that I will start an organization here in Chicago that will promote….Veracity and Correctness! This organization will hand out flyers to people on the importance of being Correct in what you say and organize events to criticize those who aren't Correct as not belonging to the organization I just started!  Well, this simple branding and marketing of a philosophy is essentially what has been going on since the 'enlightenment' (circa 1700)

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UPDATED (16:14…15/05) Georgetown’s Defense of Invitation to Sebelius

By Jon|May 15, 2012|Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Culture, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion|

Georgetown finally responds to the criticism it has been receiving. Read its statement carefully…skip Cardinal Newman's intro if you want… Georgetown Defends Sebelius Pick with Misleading Statement Georgetown University has finally issued an official response to the controversy surrounding the Jesuit institution’s invitation to “pro-choice” HHS Kathleen Sebelius, architect of the HHS mandate the U.S. bishops oppose as a threat to religious liberty, to speak on commencement day this Friday. But in making

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DC’s Newspaper: Georgetown Is Secularized

By Jon|May 14, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, News Commentary|

The front cover editorial of the Catholic Standard, DC's Catholic newspaper, had the following to say about Georgetown's invitation to the architect of the HHS mandate which has been condemned by every bishop in the United States: Late last Friday, Georgetown University announced that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is the featured speaker for an awards ceremony at the University’s Public Policy Institute. This news is

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Notre Dame’s Profs Band Against Bishop Jenky

By Jon|April 24, 2012|Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education|

It comes to our attention this morning that a number of professors at Notre dame (49) have signed a letter asking for Bishop Jenky to resign from the board of Trustees of the university following his controversial remarks (which have been seriously misportrayed). Cardinal Newman Society reports: 49 Notre Dame Professors, Staff Protest Alumnus and Board Member Bishop Jenky Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky preached during Sunday Mass last week that the

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Travelling To Hong Kong Tomorrow

By Jon|April 17, 2012|Personal, Travels|

I wish to let my readers know that in the coming week and a half the posts will be a bit fewer because tomorrow I will be travelling to Hong Kong in order to attend Serra's 16th Asian Convention, and afterwards by the generous invitation of a friend I will go to Singapore. I will be sure to update the blog with some aspects of my journey and please keep the

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“We must not remain silent before evil” Lent 2012 Message from the Holy Father

By Jon|February 22, 2012|News Commentary|

Comments andEmphasis 22 February 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Lenten season offers us once again an opportunity to reflect upon the very heart of Christian life: charity. This is a favourable time to renew our journey of faith, both as individuals and as a community, with the help of the word of God and the sacraments. This journey is one marked by prayer and sharing, silence and fasting, in

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Blogging: Idle Gossip or Real Potential? (Blog Effect Part I)

By Jon|February 21, 2012|Culture|

It can be both. Today from the Cardinal Newman Society we see the effect that writing on the internet can have. My comments are in blue and emphasis in bold: Villanova Cancels Invitation to Radical Gay Rights Performer Who Blames Catholic Blogs Following a report by The Cardinal Newman Society, Villanova University, a Roman Catholic Augustinian University outside Philadelphia, has now cancelled the invitation to a militant gay rights performance artist who

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