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All posts for the day May 2nd, 2011

May Day

Published May 2, 2011 by Michael C Leeson

Labour Day Celebration

to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest

Beatification of Pope John Paul II

On the 1ST May, Benedict XVI celebrated the Beatification of Pope John Paul II in Rome this recognition propels his predecessor one-step closer to canonisation.

Beatification and canonisation of Pope John Paul II

Some argue that John Paul II beatification is premature in light of the role he played in the cover-up of abuse by priests . This raises the question whether he was an enabler of abusers or potential saint, which seems strange when the Catholic Church endeavours to take such a high moral ground on LGBT issues.

Sinner or Saint

Osama bin Laden Dead

The supposed al Qaeda mastermind of 9/11 killed in firefight with Navy Seals unit in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Osama bin Laden dead, report U.S. officials

What does bin Laden’s death mean for his victims, war on terror and the Afghan adventure. It is certain that some of bin Laden’s victims may see his death as justice for the crimes perpetrated against them by him & his ilk. While politicians generally don’t see this event as an end to the threat posed by al-Qaeda & its minions to world security so the war goes on. Does this mean Afghanistan is still unavoidable to reduce the threat of Islamism?