A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.

A reflection on the Irish referendum

I will confess that as a person of Irish heritage on both sides of my family, I found the events in Ireland last week particularly dispiriting. Not only did the nation vote, by a two-to-one margin, for the legal prerogative to kill their children in the womb, but they also welcomed and celebrated the vote with a frankly sickening note of gleeful triumph. Will I ever forget the unnerving looks and sounds of the frenzied crowd gathered to cheer their victory in the courtyard of Dublin Castle? As the right to abortion now sweeps thoroughly across the Western world, I am put in mind of Gloria Steinem’s mocking remark from many years ago to the effect that if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. I say this because abortion has indeed become a sacrament for radical feminism, the one, absolutely sacred, non-negotiable value for so-called progressive women. 

The Protestant and Catholic Reformations

In the past year there’s been a series of events — especially in Europe — leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Oct. 31. It was an event that set off more than a century of religious warfare and changed the practice of Christianity worldwide.

¿Podemos los católicos creer en la evolución?

P: Vi una encuesta que decía que el 57 por ciento de los cristianos evangélicos rechazan la teoría de la evolución y me quedé pensando: ¿Qué enseña la Iglesia Católica al respecto? ¿Podemos creer los católicos en la evolución?

R: ¡Es esta una pregunta que anhelo contestar! Como sabrán, mis estudios universitarios los hice en ciencias naturales y me gradué en Geología. Así que me emociona discutir la evolución desde las perspectivas teológica y científica.

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