DUNN LORING, VA —Rarely do I feel gratitude and even affection, toward a book with which I profoundly disagree. But such is the case with James Shapiro’s Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (Simon & Schuster, 4/6/2010, 339 pp), a study of the Shakespeare authorship debate. Shapiro, who teaches at Columbia University, accepts the gent from Stratford as the real author, so I had to part company with him on page 8.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to an op-ed article in today’s New York Times by Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig.
One of the most interesting sideshows of the healthcare debate was the dustup between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops—which opposed enactment because the law subsidizes abortions—and the Catholic Health Association (CHA), which lobbied tirelessly for enactment, claiming that the law does not violate Catholic teaching on abortion.
The Tea Party Movement apparently has profs at Brandeis University so upset that they decided to hold a seminar about the movement under the heading of New Right-Wing Radicalism, A Transatlantic Perspective complete with swastikas on posters promoting the event.
When Western man stopped believing in God, he needed an alternative jurisprudence to the Natural Law. The first and greatest challenge to the Natural Law was positivism.
Yesterday [April 15], 223 years to the day after patriots ratified an end the Revolutionary War, a judge in Wisconsin ruled to reintroduce tyranny in America—this time, from the bench. In a decision that is rocking our nation to its very core, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb determined that a national day of prayer—a tradition as old as the country itself–is unconstitutional.
Yesterday [April 15] a select group of policymakers, government officials, attorneys, and prayer leaders came to FRC to hear Dr. Sam Solomon, a former professor of Islamic Shari’ah law, and Prof. William Wagner of Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan, gave a stirring presentation on the threat imposed by Shari’ah on American public life and our Constitution itself.
In speaking out against the child sex abuse scandal, the Catholic Church definitely hit a nerve this week.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers the Associated Press (AP) some words of advice.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue presents a challenge to Connecticut Rep. Beth Bye.