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Vivat Papa

dtaylor944 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 12:14 PM
I too am not a Catholic, but I have noticed that the Catholic seem to have more sucess in life and I think it may be due to the fact that they attended perochial schools rather than public schools. All the politicians for years have said we need to spend more on education. They meant that we need to get a lot better education for the money that is spent. It is truly pathetic. What other result would we expect from our government. We need to replace them some way as soon as possible.
Pistol Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 5:27 PM
I have never talked education with a product of parochial schools that didn't think he got a better education there than he would have at a public school. If it weren't for the Catholic schools in DC, there wouldn't be a decently educated person in the city. The Catholic schools are over 90 % non-Catholic and amount to private schools for the middle class.

In the Monday, April 4, 2005 Mullings I wrote:

I am not certain why I feel as strongly as I do about the passing of Pope John Paul II. I am not Catholic. I am not even Christian.

I felt the same way watching the coverage of the Conclave in the Vatican to choose a man to replace Pope Benedict I. I'm not sure why I was so taken by the process and so eager to see who would be chosen.

I have proven over the past four or five months that my understanding of American politics is a...