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New pope to celebrate installation Mass March 19

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Mass for the installation of a new pope could be celebrated March 19, the solemnity of St. Joseph, patron of the universal church. The new pope also would likely recite the Angelus March 17 with visitors gathered in St. Peter’s Square. Asked March 13 whether the feast of St. Joseph would be the day the new pope officially inaugurates his ministry, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, […]


Is there a new Pope yet? – White Smoke! Habemus papam – Francis I

Is there a new Pope yet? – White Smoke! His Name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio Chooses the name – Pope Francis I Watch Live http://mediastream.vatican.va/mpeg4lan.sdp White smoke: Cardinals elect new pope on fifth ballot VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To the delighted surprise of many, clouds of white smoke poured from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel March 13, indicating a pope had been elected on the conclave’s […]

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Yes, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act Is a Racial Entitlement. Just ask the DOJ

Truth and revolution can appear suddenly, and darken the brightest of times. Consider yesterday’s Department of Justice inspector general’s report documenting the rancid racialist attitudes of the Voting Section staff. (See: “Inspector General Report of Racialist Dysfunction Inside DOJ.”) The Justice Department should hope that Justice Antonin Scalia — or his clerks — don’t catch wind of the IG report before Shelby v. Holder is decided. If he or they […]

Obama’s License to Kill, “For God’s Sake, Where are the Democrats?”

Obama’s License to Kill, “For God’s Sake, Where are the Democrats?”

“For God’s Sake, Where are the Democrats?” That was what John Cusack tweeted about a week ago in response to Rand Paul’s filibuster on the Senate floor questioning a President’s ‘License to kill.’ To his credit, he was arguing against the Obama Administration’s refusal to deny that A President has the power to kill American Citizens on American soil without a trial, simply because he ‘thinks’ they may be ‘A […]

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Who’s “courageous”?

By Laura Lorenzo There was a story in Salon, written by Joan Walsh, about how Laura Bush and Dick Cheney aren’t really “courageous” for coming out in favor of same-sex marriage. First of all, I don’t know who’s demanding that they be dubbed “courageous”, but leave that aside. I once read that George Wallace didn’t really believe in the stuff that he was saying or doing, he just did it […]