Month: February 2005

There Goes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner“Once they were a byword for mindless docility. But cows have a secret mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships and become …

The Swimsuit Issue The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue came out earlier this month. We subscribed to SI for years and have seen over twenty swimsuit issues. We finally concluded …

One Rock QuoteRock didn’t discuss much religion last night, but he did have this comment, which we found kind of funny: “A lot of Jewish people were offended by …

Pro-Life Commies!“A pro-Putin youth group organized by the Kremlin, Idushie Vmeste (“Moving Together”), represents a kind of model for how Patriotic Orthodoxy aims to renew Russia. The group is …

B.T.K. Serial Murderer Well, they caught the B.T.K. murderer in Wichita, Kansas. The initials stand for his mode of operation: bind, torture, kill. He’s Dennis Rader, a 59-year-old municipal …

Don’t Know How We Missed ThisFrom Friday’s New York Post: The New York City man infected with the “superstrain” of the AIDS virus had sex with at least 10 …

Vulgar but Funny and On Yet more about Chris Rock and tonight’s Academy Awards. This time, from Slate Magazine: “Rock may speak the irreverent language of blue comedy, but …

Dysfunctional Oscar For those who missed the Catholic League’s William Donahue’s comments on tonight’s Oscars. LINK. Here’s the opening paragraph: “This year’s Oscar nominees tell us a great deal …

Teens Don’t Still Worship Elvis? To be published this week: Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford University Press). The book is based on a …

An Art Linkletter AnecdoteAt bedtime last night, Eric Scheske’s Kindergarten son Michael informed his Dad that he knew the Holy Family’s last name. “Really?” Eric asked. “What is it?” …

The Heart Every sin gushes from a complex soul. The Pseudo-Macarius, a master of intimate theology, described the heart (a term nearly synonymous with soul) as follows: “The heart …

Better than the Boston Tea Party We’ve been blessed with plenty of drinking items lately. Now there’s this story about the Japanese’s efforts to get around their government’s onerous …