Alice von Hildebrand DCSG (born Alice Jourdain; 11 March 1923 in Brussels, Belgium) is a Catholic philosopher and theologian and a former professor.
She came to the U.S. in 1940 and began teaching at Hunter College in New York City in 1947. She was married to the famous philosopher and theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889–1977), meeting him at Fordham University in New York, where she was a student and he was a professor. She remained married to him until his death. Their grandson is anthropologist Martín von Hildebrand. She retired in 1984.
Alice von Hildebrand lives in the United States and is a lecturer and an author whose works include: The Privilege of Being a Woman (2002) and The Soul of a Lion: The Life of Dietrich von Hildebrand (2000), a biography of her husband.
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Moe Howard was born on June 19, 1897 in Brooklyn. One of five sons born to a Levite and Lithuanian Jewish family, Moe Howard dropped out of high school, and joined a vaudeville act. His brother Shemp and Larry Fine joined the troupe, which was billed as Ted Healy and His Stooges. In 1931, The Three Stooges signed with Columbia Pictures and made 190 short films by 1957. Howard died in 1975.
Larry began performing as a violinist at a young age. During his teenage years, he earned his living as a singer and boxer. At 18, Larry began working vaudeville with "The Haney Sisters and Fine" and in 1925, he joined Ted Healy and Moe Howard in the act that would eventually become The Three Stooges. Fine made more than 200 films before a stroke forced him to retire in 1970.
Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard. He made more than 100 film appearances with the team before a massive stroke on the set of Half-Wits Holiday (1947) forced him to retire. He recuperated enough to appear in Hold That Lion! (1947) and hoped to eventually return to the team. But another series of strokes deteriorated his health until he died at the age of 48.
Today's youth are told to change their gender, use bathrooms with adults of the opposite gender and leap at the chance to experience homosexual sex. It wasn't always that way and up until the 1990's "social guidance films" were shown in schools to counsel kids to stay clear from "taking candy from strangers" and "hitching rides with strangers". John Wayne stand-in Sid Davis was the originator of these films. Oh to have a Sid Davis making movies for kids today. According to the obituary the L.A. Times published on Davis's death:
"Before John Wayne lent him seed money to start his production company, Davis was best known as Wayne's stand-in on movie sets. But he was inspired to jump into moviemaking when he saw that his 5-year-old daughter did not fully understand his lecture on the importance of avoiding strangers, she recalled.
"The Dangerous Stranger" (1950) was the first of more than 180 short films that Davis made, his daughter said. He became a prime producer of safety and social-guidance films that school boards across the country screened as a form of social engineering. The hope was that children would watch the films and adopt their toe-the-line message, according to experts.
"He wore his opinion on his sleeve and put it into his films," Ken Smith, author of "Mental Hygiene: Better Living Through Classroom Films 1945-1970," told The Times on Tuesday. "He meant well .... He was a straightforward man. There was no waffling with Sid."
Patrick J Buchanan, Republican The Way It Should Be. From 1966 through 1974, Mr. Buchanan was an assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan. In 1992, Mr. Buchanan challenged George Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the President in the New Hampshire primary. In 1996, he won the New Hampshire primary and finished second to Sen. Dole with three million Republican votes.
St Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) was a French Catholic who became a Carmelite nun at an early age. She died in obscurity at the age of 26, however, after her death her autobiography – Story of a Soul was published and became a best-seller around the world. Her books explained her spiritual path of love and selflessness, and she became one of only three females to be considered a doctor of the Catholic Church.
George Burns met Gracie Allen in 1922, and they married in 1926. Their highly successful vaudeville act featured George as the straight man to Gracie's zany antics. The couple created its best-known sketch for radio, a situation comedy starring themselves as a working show-business couple. They carried the format to television in 1948, including next-door neighbors Harry and Blanche Morton, Gracie's infamous illogical logic, and the signature "Say goodnight, Gracie" at the show's close. The duo also made films, including an Oscar-nominated turn in A Damsel in Distress with Fred Astaire.
Buzz Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930, in Montclair, New Jersey. His father, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, encouraged his interest in flight. Aldrin became a fighter pilot and flew in the Korean War. In 1963, he was selected by NASA to for the next Gemini mission. In 1969, along with Neil Armstrong, they made history with the Apollo 11 mission when they walked on the moon. Aldrin later worked in shaping space-faring technology and working as an author, penning titles like his memoir Return to Earth.
Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology, with Jobs having left the company in 1985 and returning more than a decade later. He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Tom Landry was born on September 11, 1924, in Mission, Texas. From 1950 to 1955, he played pro football for the New York Giants. In 1960, he was appointed head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. As coach, he led the Cowboys to 20 winning seasons in a row, multiple championship games and Super Bowls. In the 1990s, Landry made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He died on February 12, 2000, in Dallas, Texas.
John Wayne was born May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa. He received his first leading film role in The Big Trail (1930). Working with John Ford, he got his next big break in in Stagecoach (1939). His career as an actor took another leap forward when he worked with director Howard Hawks in Red River(1948). Wayne won his first Academy Award in 1969. He died of cancer in 1979.
Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he was a keen athlete (football and track), musician (singing and accordion playing), and sometime actor. In 1929 he won a place at Princeton, where he studied architecture with some success and became further involved with the performing arts as a musician and actor with the University Players. After graduation, engagements with the University Players took him around the northeastern United States, including a run on Broadway in 1932. But work dried up as the Great Depression deepened, and it wasn't until 1934, when he followed his friend Henry Fonda to Hollywood, that things began to pick up.
Leading libertarian politician Ron Paul started out in medicine. After graduating from Duke University's medical school in 1961, Ron Paul soon went on to become a military doctor. He served with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. National Guard during the 1960s. Paul branched out into politics in the 1970s. Elected to represent Texas, he served in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1976 and again from 1979 to 1984. Returning to the House again in 1997, Paul served eight more consecutive terms. He has run for president several times during his long political career, most recently as a candidate for the Republican nomination in 2012.
Pope Saint Pius X(2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914, succeeding Pope Leo XIII (1878–1903). His successor to the papacy was Benedict XV. Pius X was the first pope since Pope Pius V (1566–72) to be canonized. Pius X rejected modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology. His most important reform was to publish the first Code of Canon Law, which collected the laws of the Church into one volume for the first time. He was a pastoral pope, encouraging personal piety and a lifestyle reflecting Christian values.
Mandeville, LA – The Veritas Radio Network is pleased to release our latest “Radio The Way It Should Be” advertisement featuring the Olympic Swimmer Katie Ledecky. Ledecky has now won 5 gold medals in 2 Olympics and is not only a great athlete but is a motivated Catholic as well. Ledecky told the Catholic Standard:
How has what you learned in Catholic schools helped you in your swimming career?
“I attended Catholic schools from pre-K through high school. I attended Little Flower School in Bethesda through 8th grade and then Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart for high school I received an excellent, faith-filled education at both schools. Having the opportunity to attend academically rigorous schools has facilitated my interest in the world and in serving others, and has enriched my life so that it is not solely focused on my swimming and athletics. Nevertheless, going to these schools was important to my swimming – my Catholic schools challenged me, they broadened my perspective and they allowed me to use my mind in ways that take me beyond just thinking about swim practices, swim meets and sports.
“Going to these schools also allowed me to make wonderful friends. Friends, teachers and administrators from my schools have all helped me meet my goals in swimming, and in life generally, by being supportive and caring. The importance of balance in one’s life is a lesson I have learned, and one that I hope will help me in college and beyond.”
How do you rely on your Catholic faith to sustain you through your training and racing?
“My Catholic faith is very important to me. It always has been and it always will be. It is part of who I am and I feel comfortable practicing my faith. It helps me put things in perspective.”
Do you still say a “Hail Mary” before each race? How did you decide upon the Hail Mary as your go-to prayer?
“I do say a prayer – or two – before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me.”
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