Month: 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? …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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).

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 …

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 …