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Archive for March 14th, 2013

A New Pope on a Pilgrim’s Path

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 14th, 2013 11:08 pm by HL

A New Pope on a Pilgrim’s Path
Daniel Johnson, Wall Street Journal
The election of Pope Francis may prove to be not only a turning point for the Catholic Church, but for all humanity. For the first time in a millennium, the most venerable institution on earth will be led by a man from outside Europe, the Argentine son of an Italian.Jorge Mario Bergoglio told the multitudes after the announcement of his elevation on Wednesday that he would lead them on “the path of love”—a reference, surely, to Francis of Assisi, the great 13th-century saint from whom he has borrowed his pontifical name. The daring novelty and profound symbolism of the new…

Should the Right Replace the “C-Word”?
Roger Simon, PJ Media
When, over a decade ago now, I first veered away from the liberal-progressive orthodoxy, I lived in dread (okay, that's too strong a word "” maybe trepidation) that I would be branded a "conservative."Who wanted to be that?

Obama Pushes Dems for Budget Concessions
Mike Lillis, The Hill
President Obama asked House Democrats on Thursday to give him the political room to make concessions to Republicans on entitlements as part of a deficit-reduction deal.