Monthly Archives: December 2014

Coming to a Pulpit Near You?

Cross-posted on the Corner The Guardian, excited: [C]an Francis achieve a feat that has so far eluded secular powers and inspire decisive action on climate change? It looks as if he will give it a go. In 2015, the pope … Continue reading

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Captain A. D. Chater, 2nd Batallion, Gordon Highlanders, Dec 25, 1914: I think I have seen today one of the most extraordinary sights that anyone has ever seen. About 10 o’clock this morning I was peeping over the parapet when … Continue reading

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Against Sauron, Mini-Skirts and Alien/Devil Confusion

Take some superstition, throw in a hint of xenophobia and add a savvy PR touch… USA Today: MOSCOW — Russian fans of the writer J.R.R. Tolkien were disappointed Wednesday after a local art group abandoned plans to install a flaming … Continue reading

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Feeding the Seven Billion

Late last month there was a conference in Rome organized by the UN food agency (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO). One of the attendees was the pope. The Daily Mail reports: The 77-year old said the world had ‘paid … Continue reading

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