Orthodox Jews, the Internet, and the Ecumenism of the Trenches UPDATED

I understand and even share the concerns of the 40,000 Orthodox Jewish men who gathered at Citi Field in New York to discuss the problems of the internet. BBC has a decent video on the event (sorry, no embedding allowed), but too much time is spent with the point-missing counter protesters. Memo to the media: when [Read More...]

DC Hero Coming Out as Gay

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DC Comics, in its annual desperate bid for media attention, is promising to out a major character, because no area of culture must remain untouched by teh gay. So who will it be? Superman? Nope: Lois. Batman? [Read more...]

A Pair of Holy Land Discoveries

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It’s amazing that new things are still emerging from Holy Land sites and discoveries. After a hundred years of excavations at Tel Megiddo, archaeologists have just discovered a hidden vessel containing gold and silver jewelry wrapped in cloth.  The objects date from about 1100BC, and include a unique gold earring decorated with either ibex or wild [Read More...]

The Deacon Turns Five

Five years ordained, and now five years blogging. With the exception of his homilies, he usually stands aside and let’s his stories and his readers do the talking, but today he reflects on his time as a blogger and deacon, and posts a must-read homily from the early days. Drop by and give him your [Read More...]


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