AP Corrects Numerous Errors in Septic-Tank Baby Story

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Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Just weeks after publishing a sensational story about a Catholic-run orphanage where hundreds of so-called unbaptized children were allegedly buried in a septic tank, the Associated Press (AP) has published a correction of many key details in the story that have since been proven false.

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Beware of Phony Common Core Poll

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll claiming that a majority of Americans are in favor of Common Core has been found to contain several serious flaws that make it a completely worthlsurvey formess barometer of the public’s sentiments about the controversial curriculum.

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Bishop Addresses Perils of Pornography

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Guest Blog By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D.

 In 2006, Bishop Paul Loverde published an eye-opening pastoral letter on the plague of pornography entitled Bought with a Price.  This letter brought to light a serious epidemic that has affected millions of Catholics, yet few were willing to talk about.  Thanks to Bishop Loverde, and many other Catholics who aren’t afraid to speak out about pornography, more people are willing to address this issue.  We have the research that shows how destructive pornography is.  We have effective ways to protect individuals and families.  We have effective treatment programs for those who struggle with pornography addiction.  Yet, even with all this progress, the pornography epidemic has only gotten worse.  Because of this, Bishop Loverde has decided to update and republish Bought with a Price.  He has chosen to release the document on March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, Protector of the Family. Read the rest…

Media Ignores Book Claiming Matthew Shepherd’s Death was Drug-Related

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Tmatthew shepardhe media have been using the 1998 murder of a homosexual man named Matthew Shepard as a cudgel to bludgeon the public about the horror of “gay hate crimes” so it should come as no surprise that they are completely ignoring a book by an investigative journalist – who is also a homosexual – which provides evidence that Shepard’s death was related to drugs, not his sexual orientation.

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