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Post Tagged 'BBC News'

Socialism, Venezuela And The Art Of The Queue

According to Daniel Pardo, citizens of Venezuela have figured out the fine art of queuing (that’s “waiting in line” for Americans.) It’s a good thing, too, since things like milk, sugar, soap, toilet paper and other essentials are always in short supply in this socialist country. Continue Reading...

Syrian Refugees Suffer In Cold

A Syrian refugee tries to keep her newborn infants warm It is currently 3 degrees where I am. That is without the wind chill. (If you do not know what “wind chill” is, consider yourself blessed.) It is literally too cold to be outside for any length of time without danger of frostbite. Continue Reading...

Mass Sterilizations In India Leads To Deaths

Hospital in Pendari, India, where sterilizations take place It’s one of those stories that makes anyone with an iota of sense scratch their head and wonder ironically, “What could possibly go wrong?” India’s government has long been pushing for its citizens to have smaller families. Continue Reading...

First Catholic Church In Decades To Be Built In Cuba

Rendering of the new Church of the Assumption When Fidel Castro took over the island nation of Cuba, it officially become a nation of atheists. However, the Catholic community in Cuba continued to worship – privately, where necessary – and attempted to maintain existing churches. Continue Reading...

UK Airports To Have Anti-Trafficking Teams

BBC News is reporting that, beginning April 1, specially trained teams will be working in UK airports to help stem the tide of human trafficking victims. The British government says it want to make sure that “there is ‘no easy route into the UK for traffickers.'” Home Office minister Karen Bradley said Border Force officers could be the ‘first authority figure in the UK to have contact with a potential victim of modern slavery.’ ‘Their role is vital in identifying and protecting victims and ensuring there is no easy route into the UK for traffickers’, she said. Continue Reading...

Video: Rev. Robert A. Sirico at the 2005 Papal Conclave

Digging into the Acton video vault, we’ve reposted on YouTube some of the analysis that Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, handled as the on-air expert for BBC News in 2005 and, when not on call from the BBC, Fox News, EWTN and others. Continue Reading...