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Sunday, January 20th, A.D. 2007

Current Religious News….

~ VIA DRELL– More on CaNNet – We Got Nuked, and it may have been by liberal hackers …. (descant)

~ THE POPE, La Sapienza and illiberal liberalism; The Pope and Intellectual Freedom. Sapienza’s attempt to Smash Free Speech Backfires …. (Various)

~ THE STATE of the Canadian Church — Part VI: Those pesky moral, social issues …. (canadianchristianity)

~ ENGLISH Translation of Pope Benedict XVI letter to the Jesuit Superior General …. (

~ MOHLER: Christianity vs. Jesusanity — The Postmodern Temptation …. (albertmohler)

~ DON’T WORRY– be happy! Church is full of challenges and possibilities, primate tells students. Hell in a handbasket: “Toronto Church is First Anglican Parish in Canada to Approve Weddings for Homosexuals.” Some musings from around cyberspace on the issue of canonical obedience …. (freerep, sameo416)

~ NO INVISIBLE MEANS OF SUPPORT: “Golden Compass franchise folds” …. (timeimmortal)

~ KATHY SHAIDLE: “My life as a (mediocre) Catholic” …. (

~ IN EGYPT, only Muslims enjoy freedom of religion …. (magicstatistics)

~ INDIA: HINDU NATIONALIST EXTREMISTS INJURE NEARLY 100– Christians, seekers hurt in attacks in Chhattisgarh state within weeks of Orissa violence …. (compassdirect)

~ THEO HOBSON– “The Church of England’s gay crisis makes clear that that liberal Anglicanism is finished” …. (guardian)

~ SCRIPTORIUM– Seriously, Homer? …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ POETS WHO KEPT Guard of the City, By John Merchant. And don’t forget a certain Polish mystical poet, Karol Wojtyla …. (firstthings, beliefnet)

~ VIA MARK SHEA– “One cannot help being astonished by the credibility of the biblical source as seen by the archaeological find.” …. (

~ OLD CHURCHES converted to new condos; Man Converts Church into a Home …. (gr, neatorama)

~ SHUNNING A truth-seeker – Rev. Raymond J. de Souza: ‘Places where the Pope can’t go: Moscow, Beijing, University of Rome’ …. (catholiceducation)

~ BYRON DORGAN: Theocrat? …. (frontpagemag)

~ A GROUP of parents successfully worked to have Catholic religious education offered at a public school in Muenster, Saskatchewan this year …. (

~ COMPASS DIRECT– Iraq – Serial Attacks on Churches Continue …. (

~ CATHOLIC Anglican martyrs …. (

~ RECENT B-16: St. Augustine’s Last Days …. (freerep)

~ KIMEL’S Pontifications redivivus …. (

~ MONKS IN Oklahoma are creating a cloistered compound built to last 1,000 years …. (freerep)

~ SARKOZY: Faith equals Hope. The French Debate about Religion: Anti-Christian, Pro-Islam …. (archbishop-cranmer, brusselsjournal)

~ WHO CAN BE Saved? by Avery Cardinal Dulles …. (firstthings)

~ THE RUMBLING SOUND You Hear… is Luther turning over in his grave, by Anthony Sacramone …. (firstthings)

~ HAVE YOU SEEN the Cruise sermons? …. (getreligion)

~ FR. STEPHEN: Riddled with the Worm of Bad Temper. A Common Faith: Deification and Grace …. (fatherstephen)

~ NO MEANS NO, BOYS: Pope to Jesuits: Reaffirm “Total Adhesion to Catholic Doctrine” on “Sexual Morality”; The new Black Pope …. (freerep, amywelborn)

~ FOR LIFE.. “The Anglican Church Kicks off the March for Life” …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ VATICAN SLAMS California firm’s cloning experiments …. (breitbart)

~ FORMER MUSLIM Mohammed Higazi is lucky that he was not present in an Egyptian courtroom on Tuesday. An Islamic fundamentalist lawyer made death threats against the Egyptian for converting to Christianity. To the dismay of Higazi’s lawyer the judge made no objection …. (

~ ANGLICAN WARS– Episcopal Headquarters Takes Steps to Remove Conservative Bishops: Christianity Today 1.18.08. US PRESIDING Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s bid to depose Bishop Robert Duncan before the opening of the 2008 Lambeth Conference has misfired …. (geoconger, geoconger)


~ THE MEDIA SAY “Good Riddance” to Evangelicals — Media reports that declare Christian movements dead provide an excellent opportunity for Evangelicals in Canada to tell their story …. (

~ POPE Benedict Roundup! …. (ratzingerfanclub)

~ DIOGENES: “financial life after death” …. (offtherecord)

~ CANONICAL MUSCLES: Context is everything …. (getreligion)

~ POPE: Catholics around the world must help Arab Christians …. (freerep)

~ NEW RELIGION– Scientific facts are now tools of moral exhortation. “The science” of this or that dictates not only what we must believe, but how we must behave …. (spiked-online)

~ BELIEFNET’S politics and religion survey …. (crunchycon)

~ GOD ON MUTE: Engaging The Silence Of Unanswered Prayer …. (joewalker)

~ THE GREAT Canadian-American Faith Renaissance …. (

~ THOSE AMAZING INFIDELS– Who Killed Slavery? – Dinesh D’Souza: “Isn’t it remarkable that atheists, who did virtually nothing to oppose slavery, condemn Christians, who are the ones who abolished it?” …. (catholiceducation)

~ JESUS TOMB Hoax Resurrected by Catholic League. The Christian Post weighs in …. (catholicexchange, christianpost)

~ AND SO WHY DID the chicken cross the road? Theological minds weigh in …. (


~ BREAKPOINT Commentary– Pascal’s ‘Pensées’: Thoughts Worth Thinking …. (

~ GIMMICKS, fads foster shallow faith …. (freerep)

~ CATHOLIC AUTHOR gives the Boston Globe something it doesn’t usually see …. (

~ NEURODIVERSITY on the Ship …. (

~ TOTTERING LIBERAL United Methodist, Lutheran Churches Pursue ‘Full Communion’ …. (christianpost)

~ GLOBAL CHURCH Head Sees ‘Signs of Hope’ in Riot-Hit Kenya; S. Wray Gregoire: “Weeping with those who Weep” …. (cp, p2bc)

~ BILL MAHER: ‘At Least Half of the [Ten] Commandments Are Stupid!’ …. (newsbusters)

~ ROBOT performs Nativity play …. (boingboing)

~ GOD’S EYE VIEW: Scenes from the Bible As Seen from Heaven …. (neatorama)


World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

~ WORLD WAR IV: A Military Perspective, by Christopher D. Geisel …. (americanthinker)

~ THE DREAM THAT HAS BECOME A NIGHTMARE– “Siggy just found this YouTube video that unequivocally demonstrates the complete and absolute moral bankruptcy of the United Nations– particularly the Council on “Human Rights” and the current president of that council, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico” …. (

~ ON BHUTTO– The Teen Assassin? …. (captainsquartersblog)

~ ISRAELI CHILDREN suffering rocket-related stress; More than 90 rockets on Israel in 48 hours. Hizballah taunts Israel with “body parts” …. (Various)

~ ONLINE EVIL– “Al-Qaida’s MySpace”: How Suicide Bombers Are Being Recruited Online. In other news: Taliban Web Sites Hosted in US …. (counterterrorismblog, lgf)

~ SAUDI WOMEN’S RIGHTS Activist Claims Conditions Are Worse Than Gitmo …. (

~ NUCLEAR JIHAD: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World’s Most Dangerous Secrets… And How We Could Have Stopped Him …. (hughhewitt,

~ HIZB’BOY Nasrallah Announces He Has Jewish Body Parts: Heads, Hands, Feet …. (gatewaypundit)

~ ISLAMIC CHARITY and Former Congressman Indicted for Terrorist Financing …. (canadafreepress)

~ THE LANCET quickly earning a very bad reputation …. (julescrittenden)

~ NORMAN PODHORETZ makes the case for why military action against Iran should still be an option …. (

~ BREATH OF THE BEAST: Why We’re in “A Lot of Trouble”; and “The Progressive Struggle Against Reality” …. (

~ JONAH GOLDBERG: A bookseller’s blacklist? …. (pajamasmedia, instapundit)

~ VIA IMAO: Countries With Big Brass Ones. Not France …. (

~ IOWAHAWK Gets Even With the NYT: ‘Bylines of Brutality’; Mark Steyn finishes it off. “Unrelated incidents, or mounting evidence of that America’s newsrooms have become a breeding ground for murderous, drunk, gun-wielding child molesters? Answers are elusive, but the ever-increasing toll of violent crimes committed by journalists has led some experts to warn that without programs for intensive mental health care, the nation faces a potential bloodbath” …. (Various)

LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

~ WHERE WE ARE: “the squeeze has to come somewhere and that leaves squeezing the elderly and the disabled through euthanasia. And that’s exactly the situation we have as a disabled patient in England sues to not be disconnected from life support and an 84 year old man is declared a hopeless case even though his chart reads Awake” …. (canadafreepress)

~ GET RELIGION: “Where do babies come from? Part II” …. (gr)

~ BOZELL: Evangelists for Teen Sex …. (newsbusters)

~ ALL IN THE FAMILY: Interior Development and the Micro-Evolution of Man …. (

~ MATURE Human Embryos Created From Adult Skin Cells …. (freerep)

~ TREATING Kids like Commodities …. (

~ AGENDA OVER Women’s Health: LAT Continues Abortion Falsehoods …. (newsbusters)

~ DELAYING Children, By Joshua Claybourn …. (intheagora)

~ ABC PROMOTES Author Who Touts Abortion as a Way to Reduce Crime …. (newsbusters)

~ GINA LOEHR: The Birth of Motherhood …. (catholicexchange)

~ IS MATRIARCHY the Shape of the Future? Does Marriage Matter? American Matriarchy? …. (Various)

~ DREHER: Straight talk on gay marriage …. (crunchycon)

~ ELLEN GOODMAN is Predictably Upset: Movies Are Failing to Teach Teens the Joy of Liberation Through Murdering Your Children …. (

~ GENES FOR race again …. (

~ THE LARGEST twin study and the search for the illusive ‘gay gene’ …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ REAFFIRMING ethical medical research. The London Free Press, By Rory Leishman …. (

~ ACTRESS/ MODEL Jennifer O’Neill Speaks on Behalf of the Unborn …. (

~ UK: LORDS PAVE WAY for creating hybrid embryos; What would CS Lewis have made of human-animal embryo hybrids? …. (Various)

~ THE PILL and the economics of marriage …. (senseofevents)

~ ETHICAL STORM as scientist becomes first man to clone HIMSELF …. (dailymail)

~ PRO-LIFE grow stronger, wiser since Morgentaler ruling …. (

~ CHRISTIANS CONDEMN Creation of Human-Animal Embryos …. (christianpost)

~ NEW TWIN STUDY shows little Genetic / Utero Hormonal causation of homosexuality, by Peter Ould …. (peter-ould)

~ A FAMILY DOCTOR has been summoned to a formal hearing over his refusal to put a 34-year-old male patient on the list for screening for cervical cancer …. (

~ RUN, DON’T WALK– Here’s a story about a bride and her.. wedding cake clone …. (exhausticated)

~ RECOGNIZING the Youngest Victims of Crime: The complexities and controversies of using law to protect the fetus …. (

~ AND HELL WAS HERE: Cloned human embryos …. (boingboing)

~ THE FEMINISTS and the Jews – Abraham H. Miller …. (americanthinker)

~ GEVER TULLEY: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do …. (

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

~ ARE STEPHANE DION’S supporters stuffing partisan Liberal pamphlets into Universal Child Care Benefit envelopes? Latest Stephane Dion video: Don’t take a chance on Dion …. (stevejanke)

~ UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: Critically ill patients rushed to U.S. for care …. (theglobeandmail)

~ STEVE DION Versus Pee-Wee Herman …. (dustmybroom)

~ NOT GETTING IT: Handguns should be more banned …. (dustmybroom)

~ AIR MILES FOR CROOKS: Vancouver continues to cleanup their city for the Olympics and you have to love the community spirit …. (dustmybroom)

~ CANUCKISTAN puts Gitmo on torture watchlist …. (boingboing)

~ LIBERAL BLOGGER: Peter Kent behind Stephane Dion’s Pakistan gaffe? Jason Kenney to Stephane Dion: Ridiculous, weak, amateurish, profoundly irresponsible …. (stevejanke)

~ $$$$$OCIALISTS– NDP’s resort retreat draws fire. NDP not ordinary enough …. (

~ GODSCOPYBOOK: Marching As To War …. (

~ CANADIAN FOSSIL makes waves in Huckabee’s presidential run …. (, dustmybroom)

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE– GroupThink comes to Peoples Republic of Canada …. (thepeoplescube)

The Interwebs, Blogs, Digital Life

~ ENABLING TYRANTS: Google takes down Kefaya …. (sandmonkey)

~ TARGET-CORP Takes Sites Off Bloggers , Doesn’t ‘Participate With Non-Traditional Media’ …. (newsbusters)

~ FEDS PLAN digital spying on pigs, llamas, terrorcritters …. (boingboing)

~ BLOGGING– “What Freelancers Can Learn From Evel Knievel” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DIOGENES on the Media, Monica, and Drudgery …. (offtherecord)

Behind the Scenes at Gmail: How Email Goes Around The World

~ HOW THE Tech Trade Shows See The Press …. (

~ HAS NO LIFE: Half Of 26-Year-Old’s Memories Nintendo-Related …. (exhausticated)

~ PROMINENT Liberal Blogger’s Vulgar Attack on Tim Russert …. (newsbusters)

~ WITH FRIENDS Like These: The Darkside of Facebook? …. (neatorama)

~ ORWELLIAN Software for the Age of Salvation Through Leviathan by Any Means Necessary …. (

~ OO. IT’S THIN. MacBook Air’s Real Design Innovation Is Under the Hood …. (,

~ BUZZMACHINE: All cable companies must die …. (

~ NEATORAMA.. The Internet Party …. (

Culture, Odds & Ends ….

~ NEW CRITERION: Sir Hillary’s ascent …. (newcriterion)

~ VANISHING Of The Bees documentary …. (boingboing)

~ AS MILD ANXIETY and passing sadness are put under the ever-widening umbrella of “mental disorder,” attention is diverted from real mental diseases …. (spiked-online)

~ PRESIDENTIAL milkshakes …. (boingboing)

~ WORLD’S finest purveyor of Llama Chutes …. (bettnet)

~ YOU SUCK at Photoshop, Episode 3 …. (boingboing)

~ GOOGLE EARTH: Major Geek Cred, cool vids …. (

~ THE PHILOSOPHIES of Margarine …. (neatorama)

~ BEAUTIFUL high dynamic range photo from Japan …. (boingboing)

~ PROBE OF DR. PHIL IN BRITNEY CASE… looks like he’ll be scot-free …. (nypost)

~ MUMBLE, QUACK, GABBLE– New book reveals details of actor’s early years in Ottawa, before he became a Hollywood star. “KSW, baby, that’s where it’s at!.” Here’s the Video …. (Various)

~ TOP 8 Most Amazing Tree Houses …. (

~ MONA LISA identified, German experts say …. (theglobeandmail)

~ ROGER L. SIMON: Where the Writers’ Strike is Headed. How is the Writers Strike Affecting You? …. (rogerlsimon, neatorama)

~ ULTRA-REALISTIC paintings by Mark Carder …. (dumptrumpet)

Beer Bottle Orchestra

~ NERDS: Minas Tirith of Lord of the Rings in LEGO Goodness …. (neatorama)

~ CONTINENTAL destruction, 7 of every 10 people die …. (

~ GEEK-WORK: The Videogame Filmmaker …. (insidecatholic)

~ FIXING THE Gender Balance at the Smurf Commune …. (

~ THEY SET Our Castle on Fire! …. (neatorama)

~ SALT WATER To Replace Gas? …. (officiallyscrewed)

~ FRY AN EGG In The Shape Of A Gun …. (

~ STAR TREK: Going boldly where no man has gone before. For the 11th time. And cheers rose up from basements across the land …. (,

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