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He's most productive away from the office. He made his name watching a couple of slightly distinct birds. In his later years, his beard was particularly impressive. He is one of the most prominent scientists in the world. At this point, most even somewhat versed in science can guess who I'm depicting: Charles Darwin. Sailing to the Galapagos Islands in...
UPDATE: Since this article was written, A&E has lifted the suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. I’m sure we have all heard about the comments made by A&E’s Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson to GQ Magazine and have heard the media’s accounts of what happened. Robertson has since then been suspended from the show for an indefinite amount of...
During the final minute of each year, the world watches as the drop of the Times Square Ball greets the start of a new year for New York City and the rest of the Eastern Time Zone. With 2014 now already days old, many begin to peruse their resolution lists, viewing the new year as an opportunity to improve,...
To some, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 is just a game, allowing people to relieve the stress of a day in a harmless way. To others, it is an abomination, rearing a generation of kids leaning towards acts of violence and crime. A record-selling game released in September of 2013, GTA 5 exceeded already high commercial expectations. But is this...
As thousands stood in St. Peter’s Square last week, waiting anxiously to see the smoke rise from the great chimney of the Sistine Chapel, millions across the world prayed that the papal conclave would select the best man to be the Catholic Church’s new leader. At 7:41 PM Central European Time (1:41 PM Central Time), white smoke billowed out...
Last week, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will step down from his papal seat on February 28th, an event that has not happened for about six centuries.  The obvious questions arise: who will be his successor? And what will be the direction of the Church under the new Pope? Benedict decided to step down because of health issues as...
Introduced into the Congressional record in 1945 amidst the pinnacle of the second Red Scare, “The Forty-Five Goals of Communism” was intended to subvert America on a cultural level with a communist agenda. Of course, this never came close to happening, but some of the tenets concerning art and music still remain, even though they never resulted in the...
It’s not every day that the Catholic Church makes an internal change. Indeed, the church has become a steady, unceasing bastion of tradition by maintaining continuity over a length of time that dwarfs nearly every other human institution in history. The Catholic mass, in particular, has maintained a shocking consistency over the centuries: the mass that Jesuit College Prep students...

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