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January 1, 1970 Archives

An Observer columnst takes Blair to task for declaring war on Al-Qaeda and making peace with the IRA (Remember, not everything I post I agree with. Some things I just think are interesting and provocative.)

84-year old retired priest arrested for soliciting a prostitute… …it’s the fourth time since 1998. Update: I suppose, 29 comments into this, I should clarify what I mean by "pathetic." I mean it’s pathetic that this elderly man is so […]

Film about the exhumation of the body of a revered Catholic Scotswoman to be featured at Edinburgh Fringe Festival Sinclair was born into poverty in 1900, worked for McVities biscuit factory and was an active trade unionist before she joined […]

You can feel okay about your parenting (once today at least) when your daughter begs you to let her stay up late so she can watch… Duck Soup

An old (1992), very good profile of writer Brian Moore from the LATimes (reprinted in the LAWeekly, so there’s no registration required. Go read and enjoy).

Florida man nominated to be ambassador to the Vatican

Tomorrow’s gospel reading is the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, Matthean-style. Let us know if you hear about the Miracle of Sharing – it’s always fun to read how many of you actually do. If by "fun" you […]

I read this transcription of the Pope’s words to priests of the diocese of Aosta from last week. Then I read Fr. McBrien’s latest column. The total effect of reading the pope’s informal remarks: a man engaged with the world, […]

…that some day, I’d be on the phone with my oldest son, having a discussion about Silence, by Shusaku Endo, which he had read out of his own free will… I would have laughed and laughed and laughed. Not that […]

This week, All Things Considered ran an rather interesting series on the theme of the individual in China. I actually only listened to two – the first, on Jack Ma, the founder of this buyer-manufacturer liason website/service and this story […]