Gaza Militants Fire Dozens of Mortars into Israel

BBC reports: Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired dozens of missiles into southern Israel in what appears to be their heaviest such barrage in two years. About 50 mortars were fired – two Israelis were hurt, Israel says. Israeli tanks later shelled targets in the coastal strip, wounding at least five people, Palestinian officials say. The…

Fr John Corapi Accused of Sexual Exploits

And he has been placed on administrative leave: Here’s the full text of Fr. Corapi’s statement, taken from his website: A Call For Prayer – On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and…

Supermoon

Everyone is talking about it and tonight, this being a hot (38 °C) balmy day here in Cape Town, we should have a fantastic view of the Supermoon: Tonight the moon will be closer to the earth than it has been for 18 years – a spectacular sight awaits us… This weekend a new word…

The Politics of Porn

More on the terrible reality that is pornography: In many major American cities, the tawdry sections of town that once housed pornographic cinemas, bookstores, and strip joints have given way to shiny new office buildings and Starbucks coffee houses. Does this sign of urban renewal also signify moral renewal? Has America finally grown bored with a…