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October 2005 Archives

Everyone should note that today is the feast of the North American Martyrs. Jogues, Brebeuf, etc. Read Black Robe in celebration! Well, "celebration" doesn’t quite capture it. Remembrance, maybe? Or, perhaps you should read Parkman’s The Jesuits in North America […]

Mirror of Justice has tons of great posts from the last few days, including points on McMansions and Crunchy Cons, China, Google and materially cooperating with evil, the VA governor’s race and more…

Ramesh Ponnuru and Jonathan Last for Head Guys. Of anything. Last today, at Galley Slaves: It would probably be impolite to point readers to the November issue of First Things, which features a long and typically brilliant Antonin Scalia essay […]

An important series by Annie Banno at After Abortion and her own blog, three parts up so far: This is the first of a five-part series. Topics include how old and how racist and how wrong some of Steven Levitt’s […]

Advancing at last? Although a dossier on Cardinal Newman’s beatification was first opened in 1958, no miracles had, until now, been attributed to his intercession. “I had to tell John Paul that the English are not very good at miracles,” […]

…that no one will give a straight answer to. Well, no one on a certain side of this issue. In regard to that WaPo piece, Andrew Sullivan asks of abortion: But it is always wrong. How can it not be? […]

Sounds like some people around here: There are voices in the Russian Orthodox Church, calling for a review of the modern concept of human rights. "Orthodox Christianity does not share ‘the Enlightenment’s’ teaching on man as a being who, in […]

Feds will help with schools, but not churches: The federal government will help rebuild parochial schools, nursing homes and similar religious institutions but will not pay for reconstruction of churches or other houses of worship destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, administration […]

In today’s WSJ: With a single stroke–the nomination of Harriet Miers–the president has damaged the prospects for reform of a left-leaning and imperialistic Supreme Court, taken the heart out of a rising generation of constitutional scholars, and widened the fissures […]

Big festival in Peru: This procession, which gathers together the largest number of believers in South America, dates back to colonial times, when a slave, brought over from Angola, drew the image of a black Christ on the walls of […]