James Foley, Martyrdom and the Subversive Freedom of Prayer UPDATED

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A great deal has been written about the late James Foley, his beheading at the hands of a barbarous Islamic State: the moving response from this band of Syrians, the Jesuit education which, along with the example of his family kept him grounded in his faith; his own words on the power of prayer, written in previous captivity.The story is tragic and infuriating -- every bit as nation-stirring as the similar murder of Daniel Pearl, all those years ago, when bloody "war on terror" was still in … [Read more...]

Credo: Brutal Honesty and UnBrutish Reason

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Yes, I am still trying to find time to write about the election (my first reactions are here) but until I do here is one thought and links to two must-reads:Thought: I need to go to confession this Saturday, because just looking at Harry Reid was bad for my soul this morning. I wonder if going to confession and unloading all of our negative feelings into the sacrament isn't a very good idea for many of us? Just wanted to put that out there. But if you do it, bless the poor priest who has to … [Read more...]


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