April 21, 2017

Agenda-Driven AP Twists Words in Criticizing Trump’s Initial Comment on Latest Paris Attack

The press’s determination to gin up criticism of President Donald Trump at every conceivable turn was on clear display yesterday at the Associated Press.

In its timeline coverage of the Paris terrorist attack which left one police officer dead and two seriously wounded, the AP twisted Trump’s comment that it “looks like another terrorist attack.”


Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042117)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Fatima, Portugal:

Apr 21, 2017 / 03:02 am

The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady’s message.

“I think the canonization in a certain way helps to give credibility to the apparitions and to the message of Fatima,” Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas told CNA.

This is an “indirect credibility,” he said, but one which nonetheless “makes us look to the protagonists of the events of Fatima and to see their holiness, the holiness with which they challenge us to live this message.”