Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quebec: A Story in Lost Parental Rights

In Quebec, the state has ruled that its authority over children is greater than the parent's right to educate according to their wishes. Moral and religious relativism is 'objectively' taught in this province's classrooms. This curriculum is even forced on those that home school. Totalitarianism based on moral relativism grows more firmly entrenched in Canada every day and slowly the rights of parents decline... The danger is that the elements we see in Canada are slowly beginning to be adopted in the U.S. Let's hope this movement does not make further gains in our country.

"...the Drummondville judge ruled that 'parents do not have ultimate authority over the moral or religious education of their children, and that the state can impose a curriculum that conflicts with the moral codes parents strive to instill.'"

Horowitz Plays Chopin

Vladimir Horowitz is recognized as a legendary pianists and perhaps one of the greatest players of all times. He performs Chopin's Ballade in G Minor (Opus 23).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Angelo Scola

Angelo Scola is the Patriarch of Venice and an important member of the Catholic Movement Communion and Liberation. Check out his website.

A Non-Triumphant European History

Here is an interesting review of Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century.

The New Totalitarianism, "hate crime," and same-sex "marriage"

This classic Michael O'Brien essay covers the degeneration of democracy and the consequences this loss has for those who do not consent to the new generation of political correctness.

"The totalitarian begins with a seemingly benign re-education, but as he extends his grasp into more and more aspects of human life he gradually becomes hostile to everything outside of his own will."

"No grotesque executions. In some cases there may even be no visible dictator, only a system or a social philosophy which permeates and controls everything. Indeed, the world may appear to be perfectly normal. The philosopher Josef Pieper points out that this is the most dangerous form of totalitarianism of all, almost impossible to throw off, because it never appears to be what, in fact, it is."

"How long will it take for our people to understand that when humanist sentiments replace moral absolutes, it is not long before very idealistic people begin to invade human families in the name of the family, and destroy human lives in the name of humanity?"

"... in the modern age it takes little more than one generation to turn a war crime into an “act of compassion."

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Democracy and European Institutions

Interview to Declan Ganley, leader of the No campaign for the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, on the Wall Street Journal.
How the Irish Can Save Civilization (Again)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sarah Palin on Healthcare

The former Governor of Alaska published an opinion piece titled "Obama and the Bureaucratization of Health Care" in yesterday's Wall Street Journal.

The Irony of "Constitution Day"

Colleges and universities that receive federal funding must now create a Constitutional education program on September 17th or risk losing money. While I support the opportunity for citizens to learn more about our government, it is ironic that this program is something that is specifically allotted to states within our founding document, so, we are legally violating its mandates while attempting to make it more publicly known.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Radiation of Fatherhood: Play by Karol Wojtyla

The complete text is available for Karol Wojtyla's "Radiation of Fatherhood".

John Paul II's plays are beautiful and we are lucky to have this available online.