While you may have spent Wednesday preparing for Thanksgiving, Jeb Bush was busy on Twitter spreading controversy-stirring conspiracy theories about President Obama on Twitter. Unfortunately these stubborn little things called facts got in the way of his criticism.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the lack of faith in the world.On February 20, the holy spirit lifted 82-year-old Brownsville resident Emma Anderson. Th ... More >>
"Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relati ... More >>
If Miami's Cuban community had a patron saint, it was surely Agustín Román, who fled Castro with a boatload of other priests and then, as America's first Cuban-born bishop, made such a political mark that current Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski compared him to Felix Varela.Román was found dead of ... More >>
In perhaps the most important meeting of octogenarians all year, Fidel Castro and Pope Benedict XVI sat down yesterday in Havana for a brief, 30-minute tête-à-tête. During the meeting, Castro asked Benedict what exactly a pope does, while Benedict made a bit of a zinger about their old age.
You're going to have to wait for that romantic cruise to Havana. Under President Obama, travel restrictions to Cuba have eased from the Bush years, with new air charters opening routes from Miami and Tampa and even Texas to the island. That thaw, though, apparently doesn't include passenger boats ... More >>
Decades after his education by Havana Jesuits, is Fidel Castro starting to feel kinda bad about the whole renouncing religion and being a hated dictator stuff? According to his Miami-based daughter Alina, the Marxist in fact has "come closer to religion" as he edges stubbornly toward death. Vatic ... More >>
With just a few days left in 2011, we can't help but predict what 2012 has in store. Will the world come to an end? Maybe. Will Barack Obama be re-elected? Hopefully. Will the Miami Heat dominate the NBA? Of course. But what about the music world? What changes will it see in 2012? What's going ... More >>
Few pastoral visits caused as much controversy as Pope John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba. Catholic exiles worried that the Pope's visit to the island would further legitimize Fidel Castro's dictatorship, and images of the two shaking hands was not a welcome site for many in Miami.Now, the Vatican ... More >>
The AP reports this morning that the pope has accepted the resignation of Miami Archbishop John Favalora, who has led the Catholic Church in Miami, Broward, and Monroe counties since 1994. Rev. Neil Doherty was accused of drugging and molesting dozens of boys in Miami.Favalora's move ... More >>
Kendrick Meek attacked Charlie Crist (his possible foe in the 2010 Senate race) for not handling stimulus funds in a way best for Florida. [PBPost]Some d-bag was arrested for using his camera phone to take up-skirt videos at Aventura Mall. [NBCMiami]"Don Diego" Montoya, a Colombian drug ki ... More >>
President Obama's relationship with religion is complex, but you can't accuse him of not being thoughtful. When it comes to appointing an ambassador to the Holy See, all but President George W. Bush's third and final appointee have been chosen much like any other Ambassador -- big time don ... More >>
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Force-feeding amounts to either animal farming or grotesque torture, but do our chefs give a duck?