PowerLinks 05.06.14

May 06, 2014 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 05.06.14

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Explainer: The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Government Prayer

What was the Greece vs. Galloway case about? The short answer: The constitutionality of saying religiously specific prayers (e.g., praying in Jesus name) at government meetings and functions. The (slightly) longer answer: In the town of Greece, located in upstate New York, the Town Board sessions were opened by a prayer from local clergy, mostly leaders of Christian congregations although in a few instances members of other faith traditions offered the invocation (a Jewish man, a Baha’i leader, and a Wiccan). Continue Reading...

The Wickedness Of Global-Warming Alarmism

Is global warming irrational? Is it bad science? Yes, to both says Nigel Lawson, a member of the U.K. House of Lords and chairman of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. However, Lawson takes it one step further; he calls global-warming alarmism “wicked.” In a lengthy piece at National Review Online, Lawson first details being threatened by those who insist on the “facts” of global-warming. Continue Reading...

Are Our Relationships Threatening The State?

Could our strong marriages and great interpersonal relationships be a threat to the state? Stella Morabito thinks so. In a piece at The Federalist, Morabito says the State has something to lose when culture promotes traditional marriage, strong families and ties to the community. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.05.14

The Church and the U.N., Again Austin Ruse, The Catholic Thing The Holy See is in the U.N. dock again next week. This time it’s the U.N. Committee on Torture, and it will not be pretty. Continue Reading...

The Pilgrims and John Paul II

On The Catholic World Report, Acton’s Michael Matheson Miller offers a personal reflection on the recent canonization of Pope John Paul II. There were pilgrims from all parts of the world: Spaniards, Australians, a remarkable number of French (including a couple whose five young children wore matching jackets), a large group from Equatorial Guinea were also matching with commemorative traditional garb marked with images of Pope John Paul. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.02.14

PM Erdoğan planning prayers with Islamic leaders in Hagia Sophia Radikal In a possible bid to balance potential controversy, a reform package prepared by the government may also include steps regarding the historic Halki Seminary. Continue Reading...