January 5, 2009

The Editors of Dappled Things write:No matter your favorite Christmas theme or tradition, there’s something for you in the Christmas 2008 issue of Dappled Things, now available online.Do you feel nostalgia for times you never knew when you think of the medieval boar hunt? Delight with feature author John Zmirak over God’s gift of animals in “Nearer My Dogs to Thee.” Meet his hounds Franzi—a “cuddly, pokey Dog Lebowski”—and Susie, a “lean and elegant huntress” who has a talent for,… Read more

January 5, 2009

The Editors of Dappled Things write:No matter your favorite Christmas theme or tradition, there’s something for you in the Christmas 2008 issue of Dappled Things, now available online.Do you feel nostalgia for times you never knew when you think of the medieval boar hunt? Delight with feature author John Zmirak over God’s gift of animals in “Nearer My Dogs to Thee.” Meet his hounds Franzi—a “cuddly, pokey Dog Lebowski”—and Susie, a “lean and elegant huntress” who has a talent for,… Read more

January 5, 2009

Jody Bottum at First Things writes:Fr. Neuhaus is in the hospital here in New York. Over Thanksgiving, he was diagnosed with a serious cancer. The long-term prognosis for this particular cancer is not good, but it is not hopeless, either, and there is a possibility that it will respond to the recommended out-patient chemotherapy.Unfortunately, over Christmas, he was taken dangerously ill with what seems to be a systemic infection that has left him very weak. Entering the hospital the day… Read more

January 5, 2009

Jody Bottum at First Things writes:Fr. Neuhaus is in the hospital here in New York. Over Thanksgiving, he was diagnosed with a serious cancer. The long-term prognosis for this particular cancer is not good, but it is not hopeless, either, and there is a possibility that it will respond to the recommended out-patient chemotherapy.Unfortunately, over Christmas, he was taken dangerously ill with what seems to be a systemic infection that has left him very weak. Entering the hospital the day… Read more

January 5, 2009

Victor Lams Continues to Create Quirky MusicObviously a fan of They Might Be Giants. Read more

January 5, 2009

Religion as Crowd ControlPeriodically, our Chattering Classes, in between loudly declaiming that atheists can be as moral as anybody else and religion has nothing to do with morality, suddenly notice that religion tends to have a lot to do with morality. It turns out that, while atheists *can* be moral people, in real life, religious devotion to a personal God who love you tends to be a much better engine to motivate people to be good than a mere generalized… Read more

January 5, 2009

This will tear your heart outHT: Pertinacious Papist Read more

January 5, 2009

In the words of the irrepressible Kathy Shaidle:Dear Luftwaffe: Please come back. All is forgiven.In other “Please just establish the Caliphate in Buckingham Palace Now” news….Britain: Where the Dictatorship of Relativism means all religions are equally superior to the Catholic Church. Read more

January 5, 2009

Somebody Thinks They Found “Archaelogical Proof” of the ExodusI tend to be skeptical of stuff like this. But it’s kinda interesting. Read more

January 5, 2009

Hitherto Wilfully Obtuse Atheist Gets a ClueIt’s good to see that Matthew Parris can be taught. I’ve had my worries about him in the past. Read more

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