February 19, 2020
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There Are Some Troubling Things In His History

There Are Some Troubling Things In His History

At a press conference prior to Columbus Day celebrations in New York, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio offered these reflections of Christopher Columbus: The historical figure of Columbus is complicated to say the least…One thing, he went to...

We Are Missing The Critical Issue

As a nation, we have to feel devastated by the massacre in Newtown Connecticut.  But again we are out charging after a small part of the problem and are missing the bigger issue.  Adam Lanza could have used any combination of guns in his horrific...

Truly A Sad Day In The United States

Your heart has to go out to the students and faculty at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.  Why, you ask yourself, do senseless killings like this keep happening?  There are no easy answers but we have become a violent nation...

Incarceration Nation

America continues to lead the world in many areas; however, there is one leadership area for which we should be least proud. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. As of June 2009, 2,297,400 people were...

Remembering Dachau

I stood in the gas chamber and ran my hands across the low smooth ceiling.  It had many recessed holes in the ceiling that were supposed to contain shower heads.  Instead they were lined with metal.  By the time the occupants realized this, the...

Through the Eyes of a National Guardsman

This past May, America remembered the 40th anniversary of the tragedy at Kent State University, an incident in which the National Guard was called in to “keep the peace.” While not present at Kent State, Catholic Journal...