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September 16, 2006 Archives

Apologize for what?

posted by awelborn

David Warren: While I don’t mean to pick especially on the BBC, when other mainstream media are often as culpable, they are worth singling out here to show the amount of sheer, murderous evil of which this taxpayer-funded network is […]

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Tmatt, snarking!

posted by awelborn

Here: And while I am on the subject of ironic forms of public protest, what would happen if leaders of the kicked-off-campus Georgetown University chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship applied to the leadership of the Jesuit school for permission to […]

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Comment wisdom

posted by awelborn

There’s much of it in the comments below – I’ll just pull this, from long-time reader and wise commentor Julia in this thread: Note the circumstances of the Byzantine Emperor’s remarks. He is at his military camp outside Constantinople – […]

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But what I really wanted to write on…

posted by awelborn

Ruth Gledhill’s TimesOnline blog post today, commented on by Gashwin Gomes here. She really drops the ball on this one: An initial sceptic, I came round fast to Benedict XVI after seeing the way his honesty and spirituality shone through […]

What happened?

posted by awelborn

1. What happened was that the media wrote headlines like "Pope takes private time after slamming Islam." Period. Considering that none of those protesting a presumed association between Islam and violence by burning the Pope in effigy, attacking churches or […]

Saturday afternoon wrap-up

posted by awelborn

Just a few notes so far, with a bit of repetition, which I will hope you will forgive. First, the text of the Pope’s Regensburg address is here. Cardinal Bertone’s statement from today – in English and Italian – is […]

“Truth, Courage and Prayer”

posted by awelborn

A statement from Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. This is the time for all Christians to be patient and pray for those who do not understand. The situation which comes at […]

Yes, that’s it

posted by awelborn

Churches attacked in West Bank and Gaza: In a phone call to The Associated Press, a group calling itself the "Lions of Monotheism" claimed responsibility for those attacks, saying they were carried out to protest the Pope’s remarks in a […]

Pope Rage on the Internet

posted by awelborn

Michelle Malkin with the fully expected news of photos and death threats: Also a link to Robert Spencer at Jihan Watch explaining the "Mr. Pope, Be Within Your Limits" banner Look at that sign. "Mr. Pope be with in your […]

Crunching on the Times

posted by awelborn

Rod Dreher, at his Beliefnet blog, takes on the NYTimes editorial: (His annotation in bold) In 2004 when he was still the Vatican’s top theologian, he spoke out against Turkey’s joining the European Union, because Turkey, as a Muslim country […]

posted by awelborn

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Brain dead?

posted by awelborn

CNS on a recent Vatican-sponsored convocation: Specifically, Pope Benedict asked the Vatican academy to gather top-notch neurologists and other experts together to present statistics on cases of brain death. The pope wanted to know if the growing science of transplantation […]

Casey’s speech

posted by awelborn

The text of Casey’s speech at CUA is here.

From an Italian Muslim

posted by awelborn

Fr. Stephanus, O.S.B. has translated an editorial that appeared in Corriere della Sera, written by a leading Italian Muslim: To deny the historical reality is simply foolish, and it can generate nothing but foolishness. I recall that one of the […]

Bertone Clarifies

posted by awelborn

From the new Secretary of State: Given the reaction in Muslim quarters to certain passages of the Holy Father’s address at the University of Regensburg, and the clarifications and explanations already presented through the Director of the Holy See Press […]

More Pontificating

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes demands an apology: (underlining and red stuff my emphasis. I’m really offended at outraged that the New York Times has insulted the leader of my religious tradition. I demand an apology! More tomorrow.) There is more than enough […]

The speech

posted by awelborn

I had about a third more visitors today than normal, mostly due, I’m sure, to folks searching for information on the shocking Muslim outrage of the day. Just a reminder: Read Benedict’s speech. It’s challenging reading, and you’ll have to […]

Random Benedict video

posted by awelborn

Nice video of a boys’ choir  – Tölzer Knabenchor  – performing for the Pope at the Munich airport. The choir is wonderful, of course, but the funny part comes as the director rather desperately searches his jacket for the CD […]

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