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January 1, 1970 Archives

Afternoon round-up

posted by awelborn

George Weigel in the LA Times: Responsibility for challenging these distorted views of God and the distorted understanding of moral duty that flows from them rests, first, with Islamic leaders. But too few Islamic leaders, the pope seemed to suggest, […]

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From the emailbox

posted by awelborn

Just passing some points along… If you live in Victoria, BC, check out the new Edith Stein Society, which kicks off its efforts this weekend with talks from George Weigel. Speaker Gil Bailie has a blog – because of the […]

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Poor Benedict

posted by awelborn

Carl Olson does a flawless job of dissecting a Baltimore Sun article filled with experts declaring Benedict’s academic blinders, professorial awkwardness and basic lack of People Skills. Take it, Carl: So, let’s summarize so far: • Benedict doesn’t realize he […]

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Saints of the Day

posted by awelborn

Two interesting notes from today, September 20. It’s the memorial of the "Martyrs of Korea" – 103 of the many martyrs that country produced: For centuries, Korea was closed to all outside influences, and all contact with foreigners was forbidden. […]

The Pope’s Censor

posted by awelborn

A former Curial staffer clears it all up: Jesuit Father Tom Michel, who served on the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue from 1981 to 1994 as the Vatican’s top expert on Islam, writing in the Turkish political journal Yeni Asya […]

On a spiritual note:

posted by awelborn

Holy Spirit Interactive has a page on "Our Lady of Arabia" In 1956, Bishop Stella sent a petition to the Holy See to proclaim Our Lady of Arabia, Patroness of the Vicariate Apostolic of Kuwait. The following year, granting the […]

Let’s switch gears

posted by awelborn

…to Pop Culture! There was a time, ages and ages ago, when the start of a new television season just grabbed me – of course, I was fifteen at the time, but still. I’d grab up the TV Guide fat […]

Varia

posted by awelborn

From Australia: Cardinal Pell has labelled the response of some Australian Muslim leaders to the issue as "unhelpful", singling out the responses of Sheik Hilali and Ameer Ali of the federal Government’s Muslim Community Reference Group as being "unfortunately" typical. […]

Commentary round-up

posted by awelborn

There’s lots today. Blogger Rich Leonardi had a commentary in the Cincinnati Enquirer yesterday. Blogger Patrick O’Hannigan analyzes in the American Spectator: If the only response to that from Muslim authorities is that it is rude even to ask such […]

Out in the Open

posted by awelborn

We’d wondered if the glassed-in Popemobile would be in use at this week’s General Audience. Nope: What he said, especially about ManuelGate: Looking back at the stages of his visit to Germany, Benedict XVI said: “A particularly beautiful experience for […]

Dialogue in Pakistan

posted by awelborn

A bishop takes the initiative: In Pakistan Catholic and Muslim scholars and clerics met to study the Pope’s Regensburg speech which caused Muslims to protest. The meeting, which took place at the Bishop’s residence, is the initiative of the local […]

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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