Monthly Archives: November 2005

Priest Leaves

A priest resigns in protest of the RCC’s stance on gay priests. I don’t get it. Skylstad says the directive applies to heterosexuals, too. Why are these homosexuals upset? Earlier post about priest leaving over sex issues. Bookmark it: del.icio.us … Continue reading

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Far Out

Great news! I’m a blogger/writer. That makes me the creative sort, right? This is like a license to fornicate: Talk about creativity. Professional artists and poets hook up with two or three times as many sex partners as other people, … Continue reading

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White Flight

From the opening lines of a Leonard Pitts syndicated column: Perhaps you remember white flight. That is, of course, the term for what happened in the ’60s when blacks, newly liberated from legal segregation, began fanning out from the neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Moose Me

Another feel-good story for the holiday season: Alaska inmates at a prison work farm are taking on a new assignment: butchering the meat of moose struck by trains each winter along 68 miles of track. The meat will be processed … Continue reading

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Limbo Abolished?

The Roman Catholic Church is preparing to abolish limbo, the place between heaven and hell reserved for the souls of children who die before they have been baptised. I’m not qualified to write on the intricate theological issues of unbaptized … Continue reading

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More C.S.L.

Mark Brumley at Ignatius Insight Scoop also offers insight about Lewis’ views about translating Narnia onto the screen. Excerpt: Now, is it correct to say that Lewis opposed a screen adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia? Yes and no. He … Continue reading

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C.S.L.

Mark Brumley at Ignatius Insight has a thoughtful essay about C.S. Lewis, with an emphasis on Lewis’ Christianity and position toward Rome (for the latter, scroll toward the bottom). Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

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Scientific Spiritualism

During the past twenty-five years, study after study has shown that seriously ill patients who are prayed for–including those who don’t know about these prayers–fare better than those who are not prayed for. The man who has done the most … Continue reading

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What Happened to Those Frugal Jews?

Anyone else feel nauseous? For his daughter’s coming-of-age celebration last weekend, multimillionaire Long Island defense contractor David H. Brooks booked two floors of the Rainbow Room, hauled in concert-ready equipment, built a stage, installed special carpeting, outfitted the space with … Continue reading

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What Will Southern Universities Do?

The New York Times has a good piece this morning about Southern universities’ dilemma: Do they ditch Confederate imagery in an attempt to attract a broader base of students, with the result that alumni and donors close their pocket books, … Continue reading

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Companion Piece to the Directive

The companion piece to the new directive: The Vatican newspaper said on Tuesday that homosexuality risked “destabilizing people and society”, had no social or moral value and could never match the importance of the relationship between a man and a … Continue reading

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Spin Bishops

The usual suspects are up to no good again. WaPo Link. The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said yesterday that under a new Vatican directive on homosexuality, men with a lasting attraction to members of the same … Continue reading

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