Saturday, April 20, 2013

Groucho Marx once said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have a guy like me as a member.” 

So began my witness testimony at the Easter Vigil on April 7, 2007, when my wife Barbara and I entered the Catholic Church. For a New York Jew, who’d detested the name “Jesus” for as long as he could remember, to be standing before a packed congregation at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott, Arizona, having to recount in three minutes how he got there—well, you can imagine what a surreal a moment that was.

Yet now, when instead of three minutes I have three thousand words, plus six years as a Catholic, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis for perspective, the task is, if anything, even more daunting.

But Carl E. Olson, editor of Catholic World Report, asked me to give it a shot, so here goes.

On April 2, 2005, there came the news of the death of Pope John Paul II. I’d always admired the pope for his courage in confronting the horrors of communism, and for aligning with President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher in a united front that led to the downfall of the Soviet Union. Yet as a spiritual leader he meant nothing to me.

Nevertheless, Barbara and I found ourselves becoming involved in the events and the funeral as they unfolded on television. Even the typically skewed commercial coverage couldn’t disguise the tributes from all corners of the globe, and the love for the pope and grief at losing him from Catholics and people of every faith.

At some point in the two weeks following, Barbara—a long-lapsed Protestant who’d never lost her regard for Christianity—turned to me and said, “You’ve got to get religion, Roger. You’ve been drifting way too long.”

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Samples of the Lefts’ Response and Bias

by Steve Ray on April 20, 2013

These few samples demonstrate the mindset of the Left-controlled secular media – and they try to convince us they are fair-minded, smart and worthy to inform our country? Good grief America! Wake up!

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Second Boston jihad murderer arrested     Apr 19, 2013 09:07 pm | Robert

One less jihadi on the street tonight. “Police arrest second suspect in Boston bombings,” from the Times of Israel, April 20: WATERTOWN, Mass. — Boston Police confirmed Friday night that the second suspect in Monday’s Boston bombings was arrested after a tense standoff and a daylong manhunt that shut the…    read more


Chicago Tribune features Hamas-linked CAIR rep Ahmed Rehab worrying about “backlash” against innocent Muslims   Apr 19, 2013 06:22 pm | Robert

This always happens: every time there is a jihad terror attack or foiled plot, the mainstream media fills up with stories about Muslims worrying about a “backlash.” The “backlash” never materializes. In reality, the stream of stories about fears of “backlash” are designed to deflect attention away from the jihad…   read more


How the Left yearned for a white American Boston Marathon bomber — on The Glazov Gang  Apr 19, 2013 06:05 pm | Robert

The nation’s premier chat show this week features actor Basil Hoffman (The Artist), actor Dwight Schultz ( and Ann-Marie Murrell, the National Director of The Gang members gathered to discuss how the Left has yearned for the Boston Marathon bomber to be a white American. The discussion occurred…    read more


New York Times shows sympathy for Boston jihad murderers     Apr 19, 2013 04:59 pm | Robert

Sadly typical. “New York Times shows sympathy for Boston terrorist suspects,” by Christopher Bedford for the Daily Caller, April 19 (thanks to Anne Crockett): A New York Times feature story on the suspected Boston terrorists showed Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a sympathetic light, with the headline “Far From War-Torn…    read more


Boston jihad murderer carjacked car with “COEXIST” bumper sticker    Apr 19, 2013 03:15 pm | Robert

How utterly fitting. From PBS (thanks to Clayton)….   read more


 Photo: Boston jihad murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing bomb near one of his murder victims, 8-year-old Martin Richard    Apr 19, 2013 12:38 pm | Robert

The bomber, the bomb and the boy now dead

(Thanks to Mackie for the photo, see right.)…  read more  


Boston jihad bomber’s father threatens “all hell will break loose” if son dies   Apr 19, 2013 10:45 am | Robert

Like father, like son, apparently. “Boston Bomb Suspect’s Dad Tells Him to Surrender, Warns ‘ Hell Will Break Loose’ if Son Dies,” by Bianna Golodryga and Christina Ng for ABC News, April 19 (thanks to Maxwell): The father of suspected Boston Marathon bomber called on his son today to give…  read more

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