Monthly Archives: July 2011

Where Heaven Falls Prey to Thieves

A short documentary… … about the extensive art theft that has taken place in North Cyprus since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The theft has taken place with tacit or active approval from the Turkish army. The plunder not only served … Continue reading

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St Ignatius Loyola

Is the Saint of the Day: On July 31, the Universal Church marks the feast day of St.  Ignatius of Loyola. The Spanish saint is known for founding the Society  of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, as well as … Continue reading

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From the Gospel…

When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns. When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court: Saying ‘Jesus’ During Public Prayer Is Unconstitutional…

Federal appeals court: Saying “Jesus” during public prayer is unconstitutional As in most counties in America, the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, North Carolina, begins its public meetings with an invocation. These prayers are given by local religious leaders … Continue reading

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Americans Are More Indebted Than the US Government

Yahoo Finance reports: … Strangely, as the U.S. citizenry passionately criticizes their government for running up the budget deficit, a greater irony is afoot: When it comes to debt management, Americans are sadly worse than their government. While government debt sits … Continue reading

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David and Goliath: David’s Secret Weapon

For something lighter: David’s secret weapon? An Angry Bird:

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Monsignor, Priests to Face Joint Trial

The Boston Globe: Philadelphia – A monsignor who is the only US church official ever charged with transferring pedophile priests to unsuspecting parishes will be tried alongside three priests and a lay teacher accused of rape, a judge ruled yesterday. … Continue reading

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Apple Has 2/3 Share of Mobile Phone Industry Profits

I still prefer using Blackberry: Apple’s share of the mobile phone industry’s profits has swelled to around two thirds, as the company’s iPhone sales have remained profitable while achieving the top spot in sales. Even before displacing Nokia as the world’s … Continue reading

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Ancient Mosaic of Apollo Uncovered in Rome

A rather interesting find: Rome — Excavations in the bowels of an ancient Roman hill have turned up a well-preserved, late 1st century wall mosaic with a figure of Apollo, nude except for a colorful mantle over a shoulder. Archaeologists and … Continue reading

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Drought in Africa

Too terrible… One of the worst droughts in a century, compounded by high food prices and unremitting political strife, is spawning an immense humanitarian crisis on the Horn of Africa. Thousands of Somalis are fleeing their homeland each week; most … Continue reading

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