Americans aren't buying the anti-Israeli/pro-Hamas spin of the MSM's coverage of the flotilla fracas. Good on them.
Lots of pics and reports on the recent Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero rally. I'm not entirely sure what I think about this issue. Not all Muslims are terrorists. Nothing--that I know of--requires Muslims to be violent in the propagation of their faith. But I can certainly understand why the families of 9/11 victims would be peeved.
Is there a "pedator-priest" problem in the Catholic Church? No.
Is being anti-Catholic essential to being English? I hope not! If I forced to renounce my American citizenship, I would immediately apply to become a subject of Her Majesty, the Queen. My third choice? Refugee status in the Vatican City State.
As a reasonably educated person with a deeply held sense of fairness, I realize that Wal-Mart is not always good for the local businesses it usurps. However, as a Partisan Redneck with limited funds, I say, "Leave Wal-Mart alone!"
Fr. Z. tackles the thorny issue of female altar servers at a celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. I've never celebrated the E.F.--probably never will--so I don't have a dog in this fight. If I were a parish priest, I would not allow female altar servers for all the reasons normally given for this exclusion. However, as a university chaplain, I frequently asked young women to serve. The difference? Boys are put off serving when girls are allowed to serve. I hope this isn't a problem for college-aged men. And I wish it weren't a problem for the boys!
Q: do the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip need humanitarian aid? A: Not if infant morality rates are any indication of humanitarian need.
B.O.'s failure to promote an essential American value: religious freedom.
The inevitability of a persecuted Catholic Church. . ."the gates of hell shall not prevail. . ."
Gangster hermeneutics: Robert Frost as Poetic Thug
On lying to children about the culinary habits of rhinos.
40 sayings from Nietzsche that promise to rock your world.
You know you wanna hear this guy's story!
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