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Intelligence Failure CRISIS MAGAZINE - July 10, 2014 U.S. government officials were caught off guard by the recent rapid rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and its plan to establish a sharia-ruled caliphate state. Either they weren't getting enough intelligence from their agents in the field, or else they lacked the framework for processing the information. Since the American Embassy in Baghdad has some 15,000 employees and since we can assume that this includes a sizeable contingent of intelligence gatherers, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/5H8KD0ybSO4/intelligence-failure
Speaking of Religious Liberty… MODERN COMMENTS - July 7, 2014 ... so on and so forth. But there is also a tremendous amount of hatred and anger directed at religion, specifically Catholicism (although the Greens are not Catholic), and Christianity in general. A full-page ad was taken out in The New York Times ( image here ) lamenting how the majority-Catholic Supreme Court is oppressing women. Completely missing the irony, the ad begins "Dogma should not trump our civil liberties"…you mean like not being forced to violate your beliefs to buy birth ...http://moderncomments.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/speaking-of-religious-liberty/
Hobby Lobby, Little Sisters, Contraception BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - June 29, 2014 Many of us are waiting to hear how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule tomorrow on the twin cases brought by two businesses against the federal government (specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services) over it's mandate coercing employers to help employees obtain contraceptives, sterilization and certain abortion-causing drugs -- and to hell with their consciences. Meanwhile, I was wondering, what became of the Little Sisters of the Poor who ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2014/06/hobby-lobby-little-sisters-contraception.html
Blogging Around: Grab Bag HAPPY CATHOLIC* - April 25, 2014 ... jaundiced look at the current ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2014/04/blogging-around-grab-bag.html
Fast4Families: On the Road for Justice! FRANCISCAN LIFE - April 10, 2014 ... one of three of our sisters who traveled with other member of Fast4Families to talk with local government officials about the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Srs. Hope Bauerlin, Dominica LoBianco, and I took off early on April 2 to meet the bus in Exton, Pennsylvania. Why? We represented all of the Sisters of St. Francis and Franciscan Action Network (FAN) on the Fast4Families bus. We gathered with women and men who were core fasters as well as those fasting for the ...http://franciscanlife.blogspot.com/2014/04/fast4families-on-road-for-justice.html