‘Catholic Art’ Museum Scam Exposed
Museum director Christina Cox spent museum funds on beach vacations, antiques, clothing and jewelry.
The Archdiocese of New York opposed Cox's hire. The Vatican Museum refused to meet with her. Msgr. James Murray, who ran Catholic Charities for the archdiocese, sent her an angry letter asking where the money went.
But the museum got financial support from Ed Malloy, the head of New York's largest private-sector union and chair of the museum board, and City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, reported the paper.
Modesty Is Modern
Modesty is as old as Isaac and Rebecca, and as new as the students who flooded Shalit with letters agreeing with her Reader's Digest article protesting colleges with “coed” bathrooms.
Shalit discussed the recently-discovered hormone oxytocin, which helps mothers bond with their infants—but is also released during sexual intimacy, making it physically impossible for a woman to willingly have sex without some level of emotional bonding. “Modesty protected this natural emotional vulnerability,” Shalit said.
Vietnamese Priest Charges Refugee With Torture
Father Le Huu Nguyen was a prisoner at a “re-education” camp near Hanoi after the Communist victory. Father Nguyen said Bui killed a prisoner and beat many more. Another prisoner confirmed Father Nguyen's account.
If an immigration judge finds Bui guilty, he may lose his refugee status and be deported, but since Vietnam does not accept expatriates convicted of crimes abroad his fate is uncertain.
'60s Birmingham Bomber Wanted to Target Catholics
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, by Diane McWhorter, found that Thomas Blanton Jr., convicted in early May of 2001 of the murder of the four girls, originally “focused his violent hatred on Catholics, like the Klan of the 1920s,” The Nation wrote.
In 1963 he said he wanted to bomb a Catholic church. Eventually he settled on a black church, where he killed the girls in an attack that galvanized the civil rights movement.