Monthly Archives: June 2014

Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality (Yet Again)

Cross-posted on the Corner: Here’s Radio Free Europe with a reminder of how “traditional” values are playing out in today’s Russia: The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has awarded Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov with an order for “glory … Continue reading

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Papal Economics, Again

A week or so ago (yes, I’ve been away) Pope Francis’s views on economics took an even deeper turn into the swamplands of conspiracy theory. Business Insider reports: The 77-year-old leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics said some … Continue reading

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Can Water Weep?

Cross-posted on the Corner: The Independent: In the latest episode of ‘Gwyneth Paltrow states the absolute ridiculous’, the actress has claimed that saying negative things to water can hurt its feelings. What? Well, that’s a little bit of a stretch … Continue reading

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Wenski Demands Action: Please Fill My Pews

Here’s Miami’s Roman Catholic archbishop Wenski writing from, so to speak, his tax-exempt pulpit, with an attack on the position that the Republican-controlled House has taken on immigration ‘reform’: As the Archbishop of Miami, a region with more than one … Continue reading

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