A reader writes: I urge you to consider carefully these two press releases from Communion and Liberation (available at www.clonline.org). They help us to understand that the Pope is motivated not by a naive pacifism, nor a dispassionate academic just-war analysis, but by a profoundly Christian sense of hope. THE POPE’S WAR Milan, 16th January [Read More...]

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Uh-oh [Read more...]

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An Iraqi Physician Supports the War [Read more...]

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Another amazing find in my email box this AM The Ballad of Petey the Parrot: An Uplifting Poem for Children Petey the Parrot served twenty-one months Of a rap for indecent exposure. His Bishop paroled him and give him a perch On his pear-wood episcopal crosier. He scolded the skeptics who labelled the bird Unsuited [Read More...]

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Fascinating Reminds me of Lewis’ account of a pastor he knew who once saw Hitler in the flesh. Someone asked, “What did he look like?” The pastor replied, “He looked as all men do: like Jesus.” What marks the woman in the story off from Singer is that she can see humanity in a monster [Read More...]

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What? We funded a trip to a pro-abortion rally? Golly! How did that happen? Looks like backpedaling to keep the dumb alums in the dark. [Read more...]

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John Zmirak Answers Christopher Hitchens’ Charges [Read more...]

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Rockville Centre Covers Itself in Glory [Read more...]

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Thanks, but no thanks Various people are taking it upon themselves to subscribe me to various newsletters, email thingies and so forth. I just don’t have time to read them. Please don’t subscribe me to anything without first asking me. And unless it’s desperately fascinating, assume my answer will be “No.” I’m buried in stuff [Read More...]

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I’m outta here My latest is up at Catholic Exchange. [Read more...]

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Part of what disturbs me… about what might be called the “Buchananite Traditionalist” faction of Catholics who oppose war with Iraq (as distinct from the Dorothy Day types) is that a none-too-subtle anti-semitism undergirds their thought. Exhibit A: ChristusRex.org. Note that in addition to the various links to Church leaders opposing war, we also get [Read More...]

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The sort of pathetic dreck you’d expect from the Netherlands [Read more...]

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