Monthly Archives: April 2015

PEN and Sword

Cross-posted on the Corner Pen International is an association of writers intended both to promote literature and to defend it. In May, PEN America will be holding its annual gala, an event set to include the award to Charlie Hebdo … Continue reading

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A View of the US (from the Vatican)

Crux has a piece on the planned canonization of Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish Franciscan celebrated as the founder of the Church on the West Coast of the United States. This caught my eye: Uruguayan layman Guzman Carriquiry, secretary of … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

I don’t often quote old Karl, but this (from the Communist Manifesto) isn’t bad: “Christian socialism is but the holy water with which the priest consecrates the heart-burnings of the aristocrat.”

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Atheists: Not So Angry After All

  You mad, bro? According to a new study, it’s a myth that atheists are an especially angry bunch. (Grumpy? Maybe.) Atheists are often portrayed in the media and elsewhere as angry individuals. Although atheists disagree with the pillar of … Continue reading

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If I Were a Believing Man…

…I’d think God was angry with Ohioans. See this amusing story about a lightning strike that pushed gas prices to high heaven: The price of regular gasoline at the station, located in the 2000 block of Shiloh Springs Road, is … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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John Fisher, Again

Writing in The American Conservative, Rod Dreher refers, by implication approvingly, to St. John Fisher, “the English Catholic bishop who went to his death rather than conform to the king’s dictates.” Say what you will, but Fisher was no defender … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty!

Balkanization moves on merrily along. WABC: – A man is suing Costco for religious discrimination. He tells Eyewitness News exclusively that when he refused to work with pork, the major retailer sent him outside to gather carts. “Just because you … Continue reading

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Russia’s “Military-Ecclesiastical Complex”

Writing in the American Conservative, Philip Jenkins: After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Communist government savagely persecuted the Orthodox Church, killings many thousands of clergy and monastics, and closing the vast majority of churches and monasteries. When Communism fell, the church … Continue reading

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Islam: Enlightenment or Reformation?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been calling for an Islamic ‘reformation’. Dan Hannan is not so sure that that’s right: What, though, do we mean by “Reformation”? Most people mean that they want a more modern Islam, one which accepts the … Continue reading

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