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September 17, 2006 Archives

What DOES Benedict think of Islam?

posted by awelborn

Christopher Blosser of the Benedict Blog reminds us of the speech that Benedict gave in his meeting with Muslims last year in Cologne. It is in this spirit that I turn to you, dear and esteemed Muslim friends, to share […]

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Got a bit o’ money lying around?

posted by awelborn

Terry Teachout posts: Readers interested in the works of G.K. Chesterton will remember that he owned a toy theater about which he wrote on many occasions. The Catholic Lending Library of Hartford is deaccessioning fifteen drawings made by Chesterton (who […]

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A break in the news..

posted by awelborn

Today is my daughter Katie’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate, I took her down to Cincinnati to see the touring production of The Light in the Piazza (today was the last day in the Queen City – from here it […]

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Best ongoing roundup

posted by awelborn

There are several good roundups (noted below), but as has been the case with many past controversies, Roman Catholic and Anglican, the Web Elves are hard at work, and will undoubtedly continue. Go. Lots and lots of links to news […]

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posted by awelborn

More here From the Curt Jester Both via Relapsed Catholic

Manuel II’s Street Cred

posted by awelborn

Peter Robinson provides background at the Corner: Manuel II Paleologus reigned as emperor of Byzantium from 1391, the year in which he is believed to have composed the text from which the Pope quoted last week, until his death in […]

Open Thread: The Muslim reaction

posted by awelborn

Comment, post links here. This blog post – already seen by Michelle Malkin’s readers – will start things off. A British blogger went to Mass at Westminster Cathedral today. 100 Muslim protesters outside: Unfortunately after Mass today at Westminster Cathedral […]

Open Thread: Angelus, etc

posted by awelborn

Use this thread to comment on what the Pope said in the Angelus address today, as well as anything else he or his people have said in relation to the topic. Links: The Pope’s original address in Regensburg (Vatican English […]

Open Thread: Media Coverage

posted by awelborn

Here, comment on media coverage of the Pope/Islam business. How’re they doing?

We’re back!

posted by awelborn

A bit on the show later, but for now, as I try to catch up, I’ll just open a couple of open threads. Please comment, leave links, etc. And stick to the topic of hte thread!

That’s it…

posted by awelborn

I’m gone all day, taking Katie, who turns 15 today, down to Cincinnati to this. Seemed nice and mangeable – a 1pm matinee – until Michael remarked that the Bengals play today. At home. At 1pm. Great. Maybe I’ll see […]

In other news..

posted by awelborn

Two beatifications today: ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, IN THE SQUARE OF THE BASILICA of St. Stephen in Budapest, Hungary, the beatification will take place of Servant of God Sara Salkahazi of the Institute of the Sisters of Assistance. The future […]

“Hate That Pope, 2.0″

posted by awelborn

The Web Elves have added more links to their coverage…

Italian Defense

posted by awelborn

I can’t read a word of it, but Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference apparently runs several strong articles today. This comment at JihadWatch offers a summary of some of the pieces. Look to the Papa Ratzinger Forum, […]

Round-ups

posted by awelborn

CNN has a decent round-up of the past couple of days, but for one point: A transcript of the pope’s remarks obtained by The Associated Press television network reads.. ..like it’s some hugely secret document that only Professional Journalists have […]

Carrell, Rushdie, Ratzinger – who’s next?

posted by awelborn

Link to article in Der Spiegel here. Translated in PRF on this thread: The attacks against the Roman pontifex are especially grotesque. The harsh criticism, which often is accompanied by threats of violence, of Benedict’s speech in Regensburg is not […]

Opining and analyzing in the UK

posted by awelborn

The UK Observer takes a fair look at Benedict and Islam: Benedict, as his friend and associate noted, is sincerely committed to dialogue between Christians and Muslims, but he also believes that the link between terrorist violence and its sponsorship […]

Muslim editorials and opinions

posted by awelborn

From the UAE: Dear readers, this is no place or occasion to reply to the charges brought up against Islam and its followers. Anyone who has sincerely attempted to study the faith and its history would agree that it has […]

Stop telling me I’m violent, or I’ll…

posted by awelborn

It continues. I’m going to plan on 4 more posts for Sunday – this one, which will continue to list threats and warnings of one sort or another against the Holy Father, then one which will cover the Sunday editorial […]

More from Canada

posted by awelborn

Fr. DeSouza, like David Warren, writes from Canada: In response to this historical excursus in an academic lecture by one of the world’s most erudite theologians, we are witnessing a wave of madness and malice, no doubt an embarrassment to […]

Photo (and caption) of the day

posted by awelborn

Caption: Pakistani Muslims shout anti-Papal slogans as they march during a protest in Karachi. The Pope voiced deep regret at outraged Muslim reaction to a speech he gave in Germany, but stopped short of retracting his remarks, arguing they had […]

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