Holy Father urges careful catechesis with the introduction of the new English translation of the missal. Yea, let's not repeat the huge mistake made with the 1970 translation and drop it on regular Catholics like a millstone.
Two part interview with Dutch Catholic psychologist on the role of his profession in sex abuse scandals. Good stuff. Part one and part two.
The Anchoress explores the possibility of suspending the statute of limitations on ALL sex abuse allegations in NY. Predictably, howls of lamentation and preemptive excuse-making emanate from all the usual suspects. Apparently, only the Catholic Church should be forced to confront its history of abuse, cover-up, and neglect.
New non-narcotic pain-killer developed using chili peppers. This is good news for me as someone who suffers from cluster headaches! Narcotic pain meds like hydrocodone and morphine really don't work for me. OTC's are OK, but they cause G-I upset.
The Closing of the Muslim Mind: looks like an interesting book. One of the persistent questions in the history of science is why the modern scientific method/technology happen so successfully in the Christian West but not in the Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist East. One answer: the philosophical traditions of the religious east are all anti-materialist, or hostile to the body. If you think that the material world is evil, you are less likely to study it systematically. For the Christian West (esp., the Catholic West), God reveals Himself in His creation. . .so, science is the natural companion to theology in discerning God's presence in creation.
On the use of citizen journalists in combating the media narrative that Tea Partiers are violent and racist. The easy availability of video cameras and the accessibility of the internet have all but rendered our Media Betters useless.
Will the Gulf of Mexico oil spill be B.O. Katrina? No. CNN/NYT/etc. would never allow that to happen.
Gordon Brown's re-election looks doomed. I was recently asked by a cheeky friar, "What does 'bigot' stand for?" Brown is gone on Thursday. Ha.
Euro Zone under serious threat of collapse. Note that all of the so-called PIGS nations (Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) are big government nanny states with massive entitlement budgets.
Ummmmmmmmm. . .make a wish?
Poster boy for beating adulthood eating disorders.
Exploring your creative side. . .art, design, sculpture, video, etc. After the philosophy Ph.D. I want to get a M.F.A. in creative writing and then another one in painting. I'll be 75 by then and ready to retire! :-)
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