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Watching Virgil Earp, nephew of Wyatt Earp, on this 1958 game show is like taking a time machine to the Old West...

Born in Tombstone, Arizona in 1879, Virgil learned the ways of the Wild West quickly.

Virginia schools’ new rules to punish “misgendering” are designed to create compliant, fearful children...

The Fairfax County School Board recently approved a policy expanding punishment for students who misgender classmates. Pronouns that accord with reality now constitute “discriminatory harassment” and can result in weekslong suspension or even a referral to law enforcement. This decision is a harbinger of things to come and precedes an impending Biden administration regulatory proposal expanding the definition of sex discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity...

Where have you gone, Jacques Maritain?

On the sixth of the month, far-right agitators assaulted the national legislature, leaving several dead and many more wounded. The next month, amid a public debate so fractious as to elicit warnings of civil war, a group of Catholic philosophers signed a manifesto pleading for the common good and saying no to anti-democratic forces...

Sand Creek, Wounded Knee, Roe v. Wade — Native Americans Resist Progressive Threat to Force Abortion Clinics on Indigenous Lands...

Representatives for some Indigenous tribes tell Axios they have no plans to set up abortion clinics on their lands and would take offense at any non-Native Americans, including progressives, telling them what to do. The big picture: The Biden administration has made clear it has no plans to pursue such moves, telling progressives who leaned on them to set up abortion clinics on federal land in red states that they're underestimating the legal risks and other complications...

Know Your Scams #2 — What’s the deal with those weird wrong-number texts you’ve been getting?

These texts are usually the lead-in to romance scams that usually end with fake crypto deposits, written so as to imply wealth and success on the part of the scammer, who is often an abused and captive worker operating multiple phones and attempting to con several people from a compound operated by shady gambling rings somewhere in Southeast Asia...

How debating Pentecostals led a Baptist mom to Catholicism...

Melissa Slagle was raised Baptist, but really began to be grow in her relationship with Jesus through the mentorship of a high school teacher. Later, when one of her daughters announced she was becoming involved with United Pentecostals, who didn’t believe in the Trinity, it led Melissa to wonder which version of Christianity had the correct interpretation of Scripture...

Have you have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee? It’s really something.....

You have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee? It’s really something. I can’t tell you what that makes me think of. A lot of people submitted designs. Giacomo Travisani is the fellow who designed it. His name is Giacomo Travisani. Someone today mentioned an additional fact about him, so I looked around. Same guy? I think it may be...

Pope Francis condemns ‘senseless shooting,’ calls for end of violence after Fourth of July parade attack...

Pope Francis has expressed shock and sadness over the mass shooting that led to the death of at least six and wounded some 30 others at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland on Monday. In a telegram sent on behalf of the Holy Father to Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago, the pope condemned the “senseless shooting...

Musings on possibly the greatest road not taken in papal history...

Today marks the 173rd anniversary of a milestone moment in the modern history of the Catholic Church, one with reverberations that continue to be felt to this day. As it happens, it’s also an anniversary that calls to mind perhaps the greatest road not taken in the entire history of the papacy. It was on July 3, 1849, that French troops breached Rome to end the brief-lived Roman Republic under Italian patriot Giuseppe Mazzini...

How childhood innocence strikes terror into drag queens...

Suddenly, a new figure has appeared on the scene, invading public places, libraries and schools. His appearance is shocking and lewd. He is the drag queen who demands the right to read stories and have access to toddlers and children. There is no explanation why he must read his stories about sexual fluidity to little children...