How in the World Could the Pope Stop Terrorism?

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There’s a right way and a wrong way to get attention for your cause.  Crashing the Pope’s New Year’s Day Mass in Peter’s Square, climbing onto the scaffolding and unfurling a banner that reads “Pope Stop Terrorism” is definitely the wrong way.That’s what Romanian-born activist Julian Jungarean did, though.  And this isn’t the first time he’s made his point by trespassing on the higher levels of Vatican property.  He once scaled the Bernini colonnade, the great arms reaching out from St. Peter … [Read more...]

Jonathan Swift’s New Year’s Resolutions

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DAY TWO:  How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming?You remember Jonathan Swift from your high school English class:  He penned Gulliver’s Travels and that classic satirical essay “A Modest Proposal,” in which he suggested that the poor should sell their children as food for the rich—thereby at once eliminating two social problems:  hunger, and children living in economic hardship.The Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet and cleric who served as Dean of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, … [Read more...]