Why didn’t Jesus abolish slavery? One of my readers asks that. In reply I would point out that Christianity is not and never was a “social reform movement” as popularly conceived. It *spawned* zillions of social reform movements (including the abolition of slavery–which not only was but *is* a common feature of the non-Christian world). [Read More...]

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Fasting and Praying for Saddam Hussein This, like fasting and praying for peace, soitanly couldn’t hoit. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28040.html

Another Sign of Spring! 19 year old British Catholic Francis Murphy is on the air! [Read more...]

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Steve Ray reports on Al Kresta: It is Sunday evening and Janet and I were able to visit Al and Sally the last two days. Things remain critical but with continued hopeful signs of encouragement. First, Al’s anesthesia is being reduced. He continues to recognize us and squeezes our hand acknowledging his awareness of our [Read More...]

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I disagree, Rod Our Lord, knowing that there was no other way than his death for the redemption of the world *still* prayed three times that, if it were possible, the cup should pass from him. I think those of us who think war necessary should be praying our hearts out for peace. Not for [Read More...]

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Ohio Parents! Is that Punk Kid of Yours Too Intelligent? Send them to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and their highly paid team of professionals will eradicate every last vestige of common sense from their young, moldable minds. They’ll return dumb as rocks and easy to manipulate. American Higher Education: Making your kids stupid and [Read More...]

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Pope and Blair Meet It turns out the Pope still is under this weird otherworldly impression–totally out of touch with history–that a powerful regime founded on blood and iron can be brought down without a shot being fired if we trust in the power of God. I have no idea where he could get such [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28045.html

The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society Presents: “The Undiscovered Chesterton” A Lecture by Dale Ahlquist, President, The American Chesterton Society Fireside Room Student Union Building Seattle Pacific University Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 PM This event is co-sponsored by the Discovery Institute All attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments (pizza and pop) after the talk and [Read More...]

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That’s funny. David Brooks uses the phrase “Buchananite Right” to describe a particular sort of conservative who is hostile to Jews Odd how other people have the same impression I do of that crowd. Must be a Zionist conspiracy. [Read more...]

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Several readers are writing to complain that Milwaukee is offering RENEW 2000 Dunno much about it myself. My wife and I did a RENEW thingie at our old parish when I first entered the Church. Seemed innocuous enough to me at the time. Mostly an excuse for small group sharing with some low intensity chit [Read More...]

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St. Luke Productions is coming out with a film on St. Therese [Read more...]

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Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany NY enters competition for Worst Still-Serving Bishop Award Read it and weep. [Read more...]

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