Daily Archives: October 12, 2011

The Salvation Army Chaplain Who Heard a Confession of Murder, and Told

In the Catholic Herald: There are about 500 murders a year in this country, which is of course 500 too many – but only a few of them get large-scale media coverage. One such, now come to trial, is the … Continue reading

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The Hambishop

Time for some more Bad Vestments: Remember those McDonald’s Hamburger commericials from the 1980’s and all those delightful running characters they had?  There was Ronald McDonald, of course, the Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Grimace, Officer Big Mac and all the rest.  … Continue reading

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Sukkot

Sukkot begins at sundown tonight: …On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the  Festival of Sukkot, seven days for the L-RD. – Leviticus 23:34 The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishri 15, the  fifth day after Yom Kippur. It is quite … Continue reading

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Israel Prepares for Gilad Shalit’s Return

One man for 1000: Israel has agreed to swap 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for a lone soldier captured by Gaza’s Islamist rulers five years ago. The deal to release Gilad Shalit resolves one of the most emotive issues in the Middle-East. … Continue reading

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BlackBerry Useless

I’m beginning to really regret getting rid of my iPhone 4 and that for a BlackBerry! The thing hasn’t been working properly since Monday. In the meantime, I noticed #usesofaBlackberry is trending on Twitter. So here’s something to lighten the mood. You can still use your BlackBerry … Continue reading

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Still No London Church for the Ordinariate. Why?

Damian Thompson asks the question… and proposes another of his typically provocative answers. I was disappointed to miss Cardinal Levada’s visit to London for a fundraising event for the Ordinariate sponsored by the Catholic Herald (I was in America researching a … Continue reading

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Palestinian Archaeological Revisionism Aims to Nullify Jewish Connection to Land

Ynet News reports: Palestinians are using archeology to advance their statehood bid. Prominent archaeologist Gabriel Barkai called it “cultural Intifada.” The PA will seek World Heritage status for the birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem, once the UN’s cultural agency (UNESCO) admits them … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins Praises Christopher Hitchens for Being an Atheist in the Foxhole

And even gave him an award for his continuance of atheism in the face of death. Dying without hope, more like it: I’m not going to quit until I absolutely have to, Christopher Hitchens said to a cheering crowd on Saturday, continuing … Continue reading

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Iran Terror Plot in USA

abc News reports: FBI and DEA agents have disrupted a plot to commit a “significant terrorist act in the United States” tied to Iran, federal officials told ABC News today. The officials said the plot included the assassination of the Saudi … Continue reading

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