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The Public Funding of Catholic Schools


We know that Catholic schools in Pennsylvania are fading in popularity. Part of this transformation is the changing demographics with the growth of the “Nones”, as well as less interest in programs that indoctrinate and proselytize, rather than serve all … Continue reading

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The Wuerl-pool Never Stops


In regard to allegations against the former ‘Bishop of Pittsburgh’, Donald Wuerl, the Washington Post reported this week WHEN ALLEGATIONS came to light last year of sexual abuse and inappropriate conduct involving children and seminarians by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Cardinal Donald … Continue reading

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A Cross to Bear


This week, the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint about the painting of 9/11 cross, which has been posted in a waiting room within the Camden County Courthouse.  The complaint was not taken well by the County  Commissioner: “This … Continue reading

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A Christmas Cross to Bear in Ozark


There has been a depressing fight going on in Ozark, Missouri, over a large lighted cross in a public park to celebrate Christmas.  The rather ugly, lighted 20+ foot cross was constructed around a utility pole and is part of … Continue reading

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New Age Nones


The growth of the “nones”, being those with no religious affiliation, has been growing by leaps and bounds in the past decade.  The Catholic Church, in particular, has been losing members, due in part to the continued scandals that have … Continue reading

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Roy Zimmerman in Pittsburgh!


We just got word that the great singer-songwriter, Roy Zimmerman, will be making a stop in Pittsburgh this weekend. You will not find a more poignant and relevant satirist today in America. His songs harken back to Tom Lehrer from … Continue reading

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Congressional Freethought Caucus takes a stand


There is a brand new Freethought Caucus in Congress that is making its views known in regard to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The new group representing five states consists of Reps. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Pramila … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Got It Wrong Again – Part 1


This past Monday, SCOTUS issued its ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, ruling 7-2 in favor of baker Jack Phillips against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Their ruling was based on the premise that the Civil Rights Commission did not … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Got It Wrong Again – Part 2


So why is deference to religion so detrimental to society? There are a couple of reasons for this, but let’s start with one of the most fundamental problems by examining religion at its most basic level. Every religion or faith … Continue reading

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Understanding how a culture keeps itself blissfully ignorant


Here is a perfect example of how a culture keeps itself ignorant and a threat to the civil liberties of everyone. Students of a northeast Ohio school district (or should I say, their parents and guardians) decried the fact that … Continue reading

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