Angelo Stagnaro

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A Litany of Harvey Weinstein’s Catholic-Bashing Films

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me nine times, shame on me. What would you say if someone had financed and encouraged nine films bashing Jews or Muslims or women? Racism, bigotry, misogyny are words that come to mind. On March 24, 2015, at a...

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Catholic Schools Have the Holy Spirit Breathed Into Them Again

On September 26, 2017, the Catholic Education Foundation held its award ceremony at the Church of the Holy Innocents. A reception followed at Arno's Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. The five honorees for the evening ceremony were: Rev. Msgr....

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A Short History of Buddhist Violence Against Christians

Crusades! Witch burnings! Inquisition! Pedophile priests! I’ve heard it all before. Every Catholic has. However, if you know the reality behind these historical events, you quickly learn there is more Black Legend hype, atheist hysteria and...

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Good, to Evil, Seems Evil

Ray Bradbury’s 1962 dark fantasy horror story Something Wicked This Way Comes is well worth the read. It’s an American classic that explores the true nature of evil. A traveling carnival comes to a small Midwestern town one October led by the...

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Catholics in Burma Walk in the Footsteps of Christ

Most Americans don’t recognize the country known currently as Myanmar and only know it by its older, nobler and more authentic name―Burma. The largest ethnic group of Burma call themselves Burmans, after which the nation had previously been...

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The Deep and Abiding Faith of atheists

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.” —Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) It takes a great deal of faith to be an atheist. It's odd to think they deny it. To be an atheist, one must dutifully ignore logic,...

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Even If You Can't Trust Anyone, You Can Still Trust God

God is not like people, who lie; He is not a human who changes his mind. Whatever He promises, He does; He speaks, and it is done. (Numbers 23:19) Stop me if you’ve heard this one: If God is omnipotent, can He create a stone so heavy that even...

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This is My Third-Favorite Christian Holiday

One of my favorite Jewish holidays is called Birkat Hachama, (ברכת החמה). It’s the Festival of the Blessing of the Sun and is meant to thank the Creator for creating it. (Chama is Hebrew for “sun.”) According to Judaism, the sun has a 28-year...

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Card Trick and a Con Job

I enjoy telling people, both magicians and lay people alike, of how I passed the entrance exam for the Society of American Magicians―a prestigious organization of stage and close-up magicians―many years ago. The New York City chapter of the SAM...

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The Wrong Tool for an Important Job

What do you get when four scholars meet to discuss a topic they haven't properly studied, refuse to admit exists and can't define? Answer: chaos, misdirection and pabulum. On Thursday, May 29, 2008, two philosophers, a biologist and a...