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We will never forget

September 11 is Patriot Day. A presidential proclamation issued in 2007 proclaims: . . . the people of the United States [are] to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46…

Fortnight for Freedom — June 21 – July 4

From the USCCB: The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country. Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of…

A Fortnight for Freedom

Mark your calendars and spread the word: U.S. bishops have called for “A Fortnight for Freedom.” This two-week period of prayer from June 21 to July 4 will begin with the feasts of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher and end with Independence Day. The purpose is to focus “all the energies the Catholic…

Constitution 101 — free online course from Hillsdale

“Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a free 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Constitution 101 closely follows the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. Approximately 40 minutes in length, lectures are pre-recorded and available to view online at your convenience. Lectures and other study materials are…

Stop the Birth Control Mandate

The civil and religious freedoms of all Americans are under attack. Raymond Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, encourages all Catholics to support St. Gianna Physician’s Guild and to sign the organization’s online petition: I wholeheartedly express my solidarity with the Stop The Birth Control Mandate petition promoted by St. Gianna Physician’s Guild protesting…

Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States…

Links of the month — 4th of July

Let’s get patriotic! For the adults: What’s Right With America My top ten list of patriotic movies. For the kids: Cut a five-pointed star in one snip. Even I had fun with this one!! American flag timeline from 1776 to 2010 with images and brief historical notes. Try this patriotic windsock. For a smaller variation,…

2 Chronicles 7:14 Prayer Campaign for USA 

“If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14 From the Knights of Divine Mercy: So many of us believe there is…

National Day of Prayer — May 5, 2011

This email came today: Once again, AFA is joining the National Day of Prayer Task Force for the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 5, 2011, where you and I join with government leaders and people in communities all around the country to lift our needs and concerns for…

Are you up on your rights as an American citizen?

How about your homeschool students? Phyllis Schlafly’s January Education Reporter arrived today and I wanted to share this blurb: More than 40% of American adults surveyed believe that Karl Marx’s Communist slogan “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” comes from one of America’s founding documents. The survey, sponsored by…

It’s World Freedom Day!

In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the very first presidential proclamation calling for World Freedom Day. WFD commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in central and eastern Europe. Though it is signed each year, little or no media attention is given to World Freedom Day. Be sure to…

A Closer Look at Higher Education

From the Daily Policy Digest of the National Center for Policy Analysis: A quick review of the facts reveals that American universities often deliver easy, biased or useless content — at great expense to students, parents and taxpayers, says the Pope Center for Higher Education. University students learn less than many people think: Only 29…

Project 2,996 — remembering the victims of 9-11

This year will mark the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Project 2,996 is a tribute to the victims of 9/11. This year, the project has changed slightly in that the focus is now on making sure that each name on the list has at least one active tribute still on the web. Those…

Protect your parental rights

Sign this online petition to stop government takeover of the family by supporting Senate Resolution 519 (which opposes ratifying the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child) and the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. For details, visit Parentalrights.org.