Muslims Protecting Christians with their Bodies

Egyptian Muslims had promised to act as human shields for the Coptic Christians in their Christmas Eve mass, and they were true to their words:Egypt’s majority Muslim population stuck to its word Thursday night. What had a been a promise of solidarity to the weary Coptic community, was honoured, when thousands of Muslims showed up at Coptic Christmas eve mass services in churches around the country and at candle light vigils held outside.From the well-known to the unknown, Muslims had o … [Read more...]

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Extreme couponing

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Poetry, well-read…

...is always so much better than when I read it, myself. … [Read more...]

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Dave Barry's Year in Review

This is the one we wait for each year! The master:Let’s put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been MUCH worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out 75 percent of all the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had a worse year than those species did? Yes we can, because they were not exposed to Jersey Shore.So on second thought we see that this was, in fact, the worst y … [Read more...]

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Listing the Year-End Lists

Am down with a bad headcold today, but wanted to share some year-end lists. Check back again, as I will add more "top ten lists" as I find them. Why do we do these lists, anyway? Is it part of "our pagan ritual"?Look here tomorrow for my predictions for 2011; for now here are NRO's:First Things Lists its 25 Most Popular Articles from this year's On The Square column. Hey, I'm in there!At Patheos: a look at their "best of". I'm very happy to see the "Habit of Witness" series included, … [Read more...]

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Deathwish: Texting While Driving

Via Deacon Greg, a powerful video from AT&T that needs to be widely disseminated and viewed by your kids, and by adults, too: … [Read more...]

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Post-Christmas Veg-Out – UPDATED

SourceTired?Christmas is exhilarating, but tiring. We're tired over here, too. And my poor Mother-in-Law is sick because she tries to do too much, can never do enough. If you could whisper up a prayer for her, I'm sure it would turn a good effect.Too tired to write anything--I have a splendid rant inside me about irreverence at mass, from the sanctuary to the pews, but ranting takes energy.I do have some nifty videos for you:From Vanderleun, this one is pretty adorable:<embed … [Read more...]

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Rudy Favard; Quiet Hero

<img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/TheAnchoress/RudySam.jpg"(Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)A humbling and beautiful story:Until recently, Rick carried Sammy up those 14 stairs to his bedroom each night. But a few months ago, Rick had major surgery for a life-threatening heart condition, and now he can’t lift much at all, let alone a 75-pound child.“We thought Rick was going to die, and we were terrified,’’ Patty recalled. “We knew right away he had to stop carrying … [Read more...]

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"Always thinking of my lady…" UPDATED

Brian Saint Paul at Inside Catholic (which you surely want to visit daily) sent this picture my way; I call it the "photo of the day."When I think of our soldiers, so far away from home, missing their loved ones and wondering with longing whether they're being missed with the same intensity, I consider it be something like the "dark night of the soul" that many holy people experience.The dark night is not about doubt. Indeed, I suspect it is an effect of having loved so greatly:And for … [Read more...]

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How does the site look?

I have never been able to "see" the configuration problems that some have recently complained about while using IE. Please let me know how it is, now? … [Read more...]

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