When did we Irish begin migrating to America? Well, when were the Irish not here might be a better question. Whether truth or merely legend, there a few of us who believe Saint Brendan of Ireland discovered the New World before Columbus stumbled upon it. That, in turn, may give birth to another legend, namely that the name of one of the ships carrying Columbus and his crew, the Nina, was really an acronym for No Irish Need Apply.
Photographers Christopher Jasper and Sam Antonio attended the Movieguide awards for The New American. In addition to getting some great photos, they also recorded several interviews with actors and directors on video. To find more coverage of the Movieguide awards, read the article "Movieguide's 'Faith & Values Awards'" by Liana Stanley.
Atheist and humanist organizations in Europe and the United States have launched an advertising campaign using buses to take their anti-God message to the public. City buses in London, Barcelona, and Washington are being used to deliver this slogan: ''There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
Each day, thousands of firefighters, police officers, and other emergency personnel put their lives on the line, performing heroic deeds as part of their daily routine. To those unsung heroes, we always wish to express our gratitude, and never want to take them for granted. Many lives are no doubt changed daily because of their selfless actions, without most of us even being aware of it. However there are times when action is needed prior to the arrival of official emergency workers, and that's when everyday Americans step up and put their lives on the line to help their fellow men.
A recent directive from the New York State Department of Health is one of the latest examples of the deterioration of America's culture. Sent to the offices of the 900-plus cities and towns in the Empire State, it contained a newly created "Certificate of Live Birth" along with a single-page explanation of why it had been sent. The official document noted that a New York State court had ruled that same-sex "marriages" performed in "other jurisdictions" (such as in neighboring Massachusetts) "must be recognized." Therefore, stated the directive, "any married woman that gives birth in your district will have her spouse — male or female — listed in the birth certificate as the second parent."
On Wednesday, February 11, a standing-room-only crowd packed the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills for the 17th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, increasingly being referred to as the “Christian Oscars.” Though virtually unremarked in the mainstream media, the red carpet was rolled out for many major-studio executives and Hollywood luminaries, including Pat Boone, Stephen Baldwin, and the show’s host, Chuck Norris.
We’re used to seeing quarterbacks pummeled at the Super Bowl, but this year something else was sacked: a pro-life message featuring Barack Obama. Although NBC had originally agreed to run the commercial, it subsequently balked, stating that it wasn’t going to air advocacy ads.
Tens of thousands of pro-life supporters marched through San Francisco on January 24 to register their opposition to the continuing abortion holocaust unleashed by the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. However, the event was almost totally blacked out by the so-called "mainstream" media. Except for coverage by pro-life websites and the global Catholic EWTN television network, one wouldn't even know the West Coast Walk for Life had occurred, unless one had been there.
Tens of thousands of pro-life supporters from the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California converged on San Francisco for the fifth annual Walk for Life, West Coast, on Saturday, January 24. In spite of threats of rain and the even more threatening prospect of violent counter-demonstrators, the peaceful march through San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf district continued its trend of dramatically increasing in size each year.
Yesterday, January 22, saw a veritable army of pro-lifers participate in the 35th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This demonstration of public sentiment was first held in 1974 to mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In that decision, of course, the Supreme Court ruled that all state laws prohibiting abortion were unconstitutional. Since then, an estimated 50,000,000 babies have been killed in the womb in the United States.
Americans who came from all over the United States gathered in our nation's capital on January 22 to participate in the 35th annual March for Life. Though official attendance figures were unavailable as we write, observers speaking on the EWTN television network said it appeared the number of marchers exceed last year's 200,000.