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A Different Kind of History

Younger Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:15 PM
Whose Bible? Are you proceeding in the opposite direction from Thomas Jefferson, who deleted what he did not like, and adding what you like? Reproductive rights? Does not that have to do with actually reproducing?

"Before there were houses in this land, there were altars." A timelier reminder you could not get, as we confront realities about immigration and secularization in the United States. It's a point made by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez, as he tries to morally educate, animate, and challenge.

Gomez promotes learning the entire story behind our country's founding. "Immigrant missionaries were naming this continent's rivers and mountains and territories for saints, sacraments and articles of the faith," as he put it in a speech to the Napa Institute last summer.

"Catholics founded America's oldest settlement,...