Category: Culture

The Washington Monument has undergone more than $10.7 million in repairs and renovations. The monument reopens on Sept. 19

2019: The Year in Review

1. The Impeachment of Donald Trump The impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, occurred on December 18, 2019, when the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president’s impeachment came after a formal House inquiry found that he had solicited foreign interference in the […]

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The Zero Hour Youth Climate Summit Is Happening In Miami — Here's What To Know

Why are older generations doing wrong to their young?

It’s partly out of fear, partly self-flattery, and partly delusion, and it’s been happening for thousands of years. Ira S. Wolfe is a business consultant in Pennsylvania. A decade ago, all his clients were worried about the same thing: millennials. “Millennials at that point were mostly either teenagers or just getting out of college,” Wolfe recalls, “and they were this […]

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Members of ISIS group Boko Haram in NigeriaCredit (Image, Handout Getty)

Islamic State Group In Nigeria Reportedly Executes Christian Hostages

An affiliate of the Islamic State says it executed 11 Christians in Nigeria in retaliation for the killings of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman earlier this year, according to Agence France-Presse. The terrorist group released a video on Thursday through its online news agency, Telegram, that reportedly shows masked militants from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) […]

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Rene Caillie portrait by Amélie Legrand de Saint-Aubin

Who is René Caillié?

Auguste René Caillié was a French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu. Caillié had been preceded at Timbuktu by a British officer, Major Gordon Laing, who was murdered in September 1826 on leaving the city. Caillié was born 19 November 1799 in western France in a village near the port of Rochefort. His […]

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Santa bandit (Image Wikimedia Commons)

The ‘War on Christmas’ and Christians Responsibilities

The “war on Christmas” is a concerted effort to disassociate Jesus Christ from the Christmas holiday by removing the word “Christmas” from public discourse. Are we going back to dark ages, like in the 17th century, when the Puritans had laws forbidding the celebration of Christmas? With the atheistic Cult of Reason in power during the era of Revolutionary France, […]

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What makes people trust and rely on news (American Press Institute)

Are We Getting to A Time When You Can’t Trust What You See, Hear or Read?

Throughout the day, your mind is getting input from thousands of different sources. I talk about reinventing yourself quite a bit. Part of that process involves changing the way you think. To change the way you think, you can begin to think of your mind as a fortress. If you allow too much garbage into your brain, it will block […]

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A 12th-century Byzantine manuscript of the Hippocratic Oath

Basic Principles in Medical Ethics

Western medicine was founded on our Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage, where the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person are paramount for decision-making in patient care. Patients place their trust in physicians and nurses to care for them in a compassionate and ethical manner, and we have a moral obligation to properly fulfill that role. Although the […]

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William Joseph Simmons attends a congressional committee investigation of the Ku Klux Klan in 1921. (Library of Congress)

Is the KKK a Christian organization?

On a recent national radio program, the host interviewed several Muslims about Islam and terrorism. He asked, “What is it about Islam that seems to attract or instigate violence?” One of the guests immediately responded, “We could ask the same thing about Christianity. After all, the KKK is a Christian organization.” The issue of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) and […]

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Black Friday

Black Friday

Good Friday (also called Black Friday) is a christian holiday. Christians remember on that day that Jesus Christ died on the cross in 33 AD. It is celebrated on the Friday before Easter, sometime in March or April. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. It is called Good Friday, because Jesus conquered death. But it is also called Black Friday, […]

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The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

On November 9, 1620, the Mayflower, carrying 102 passengers with 50 Pilgrims aboard in search of religious freedom, approached Cape Cod, Massachusetts, having left England 65 days earlier on September 6, 1620. The Pilgrims were Separatist Protestants who made a clean break with the Anglican Church of England during the reign of King James I. A small community in Scrooby, […]

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