SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 08, 2021
January 08, 2021
The Roman aristocracy learned by experience that their traditions and institutions were fragile, and depended on the faithful obedience of every citizen. But if a man were willing to use his money and mob violence and military power for his own ends, setting aside the needs of the Republic, then he could indulge dreams and ambitions that were simply beyond the minds of previous generations.
January 08, 2021
Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, Scotland, says the severity of the situation warrants emergency measures.
January 08, 2021
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “major incident” on Friday, and has asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for extraordinary powers to powers to close places of worship and make masks mandatory even in crowded spaces outdoors.
January 08, 2021
Bishop Alfonso Miranda Guardiola said that the Mexican bishops “regret the events and the deaths occurred at the United States Capitol," and added that “democracy and the rule of law need to prevail over the acts of violence.”
January 08, 2021
In a setback for pro-life legislative efforts, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a lower district court’s 2019 ruling blocking Arkansas measures. The panel upheld injunctions against two laws on the grounds that they would create a legal barrier to abortion before the viability of the unborn child, about 24 weeks into pregnancy.
January 08, 2021
As Democrats already hold the House and White House, it is in the Senate that CNA's Matt Hadro sees pro-lifers' best chance to thwart pro-abortion policies.
January 08, 2021
Whatever one calls what happened on Wednesday, the spectacle of hundreds of thugs storming, vandalizing, and occupying the US Capitol, interrupting the national legislature’s acknowledgment of the electoral votes certified by each of the states in the fullness of their rightful sovereignty, surely appalled every true American—and filled us with an immense sadness—a horrible day for the Republic.