Articles Posted in the " Religion " Category

  • WNYC Radio: Rooney, Katz mix it up over Islam, Christie and Trump

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined WNYC Radio‘s David Furst and Matt Katz, who covers Chris Christie for NJPR, on this week’s thoroughly-entertaining and information edition of the Christie Tracker Podcast, Save Jerseyans. Their topics? Donald Trump’s controversial Jersey City 9/11 comments, Governor Christie’s reaction to them (relative to his past positions), […]

  • 9 Things to Remember in the Midst of Social Media Insanity

    By Holly Schepisi | The Save Jersey Blog I have thought long and hard prior to posting this. As a Republican Assemblywoman from New Jersey but more so as a rationale compassionate human being, I am stunned by the level of insanity put forth lately by the media, politicians from both parties as well as […]

  • If Bakke’s a bigot then so is Bill Maher. Right?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Former Save Jersey contributor and current LD18 Assembly candidate Synnove Bakke took a lot of heat for her politically-incorrect take on Islam and the immigration situation in Europe. I suppose that’s not the surprising part. What’s truly amazing is how a liberal can say the EXACT same thing, at […]

  • Father Kevin Carter: a martyr of a different kind?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As an attorney in my extra-blogging existence, Save Jerseyans, I ordinarily cringe when the media wants to convict (or exonerate) defendants before we even have all the facts. The temptation is understandable but it doesn’t aid the cause of justice.  I’m going to make an exception in the […]

  • Glad it’s Monday because I’m flat Poped-out

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Watching his address to the House and Senate was excruciating. It took him an hour to give a 10-minute speech. Fingernails meet chalkboard. Those of us who live in his blast zone have been bombarded by coverage of his visit and his speeches, including his rebukes […]

  • Francis the Shepherd: nice guy who doesn’t know his sheep?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well, Save Jerseyans, we’ve reached the final day of Francis Fest here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. And I’m glad for it. Yours truly caught a lot of flack from friends and foes alike over the last several days for critiquing this supreme pontiff’s decidedly and […]

  • THIS is how a pope tackles abortion in America

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog For a guy that’s been strongly pro life throughout his public clerical career, Save Jerseyans, it struck plenty of observers as a bit odd that Pope Francis barely touch on abortion in his historic address to Congress on Thursday, almost in passing, noting how “[t]he Golden Rule […]

  • LIVE: Pope Francis addresses Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie is there, as are our New Jersey members of Congress including Bob Menendez (tasked with helping escort the Supreme Pontiff into the House chamber)… What will Pope Francis say? Watch: ________

  • Christie will attend papal joint session of Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog When Pope Francis addresses a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Save Jersey, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie will be in attendance as a guest of Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03). The speech is expected to make at least a few headlines given that the […]

  • White House seizes on Pope’s pollution pull quote to push agenda

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Pope Francis is celebrating mass at the basilica adjacent to my alma mater this afternoon, Save Jerseyans, but this morning he stopped by the White House and while he made a brief, non-specific reference to the importance of religious liberty, the Roman Catholic Church’s Supreme Pontiff reserved […]

  • The Papal Visit: Five Things We’re Looking For

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Okay, so now the pope has finally arrived in the United States. Incredibly, it’s his first visit ever to our country — not just his first visit as pope but his first visit here in his entire life. As a bishop and cardinal, the pope almost never traveled outside of […]

  • Chris vs. Francis

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I could go on, and on, and on, Save Jerseyans, about all the ways that this pope has disappointed me in his short reign, but Francis’s embrace of Cuba’s criminal government – and simultaneous snub of freedom-loving dissidents – is egregious. I’m not the only New Jersey […]