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September 26, 2007, 10:12 pm
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Wednesday, September 26th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

“This was captured as I collected my things from airport security (Detroit Metro Concourse A). I think of it as something like a Rorschach test. Is an elderly Catholic nun being frisked by a Muslim security agent the celebration of blind justice? Or is it simply an admission of absurdity?” Via

POPE DEFENDS right of Muslims to change religion; Pope criticizes lack of religious liberty in Muslim countries. Tantrums, fresh Pope-Rage incoming? …. (mainstream, jihadwatch)

EGYPT: OFFICIAL REBUFFS U.S. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT— State Department highlights discrimination against Muslim converts to Christianity …. (compassdirect)

PETER LILLINGTON: “The tipping point” …. (theagetocome)

WHAT LIMITS Should We Accept on Freedom of Speech? …. (

EPISCOPAL Bishop Steenson (formerly of the Rio Grande) Will Become a Roman Catholic. Goodbye Father Jeffrey. Hello, Sister Moon. Comments ensue. Anglicans Already Breaking Up …. (Various)

COMES THE BEAST: “For the first time, a religious organization in New Jersey is being punished by the government because it refused to permit same-sex civil union ceremonies on its property” …. (familyscholars)

HAS BENEDICT XVI embraced the environmentalist movement? Global Warming: Now the Media Get Religion …. (lifesite, newsbusters)

BYE FOR NOW— “Fog, candor and the story that goes on forever”; “Episcopal leaders struggle to find a clear message“; and the gory details …. (getreligion, shns, ksh)

WHEN IS enough enough? …. (

N.T. WRIGHT GETS IT WRONG— “The bishop is looking for a political solution to a spiritual problem” …. (weeklystandard)

POPE REFUSED to see Condoleezza Rice …. (

ONE COSMOS: Marriage Counseling Between Islamists and the Left. And “It’s fine to hate evil, but in the Islamic world, what is hated is transformed into evil. Something is not hated because it is evil, but evil because it is hated. One could say the same of the left, which habitually fears what it eternally hates” …. (

GOOD MORNING! It’s Day 6 and 7 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week …. (

CT WEBLOG— Congregation Gets Protesters, Then Cops’ Bill. Plus: Methodist locale loses tax exemption over gay ceremony stand, bad grades for Oxford’s Christian schools, Dobson nixes Thompson again, and hundreds of other stories from online sources around the world …. (christianitytoday)

THE DREAD PIRATE +Don Harvey writes a letter …. (felixhominum)

SOFT PERSECUTION: “I have just learned that I am under investigation by my employer’s HR team, for handing out Miraculous Medals to selected coworkers” …. (dawneden)

CRASH MOTHER was prompted to pray …. (canadianchristianity)

ON THE Flourishing of Novices in RC Orders …. (theanchoressonline)

SECT OF THE LAST STRAW: Reports from The Episcopal Church House of Bishops Meeting …. (

HATE-CRIME— ‘Gays’ mock Jesus with Last Supper take-off. Taxpayers subsidize event with nudity, orgies under watch of police …. (worldnetdaily)

JOHN CALVIN: Green Socialist? …. (

THERE GOES ANOTHER ONE— Former BC Anglican rector ordained Catholic priest …. (magicstatistics,

WELL DONE, THEN! Saudi religious police get pepper sprayed by girls. Next time, take it up a level, ladies …. (

BRITISH COLUMBIAN COURTS ponder ruling on polygamy ban. Does the law violate Charter guarantees of religious freedom? …. (CW)

LEFTY CHRISTOPHOBIA: “sometimes people will take the devil they don’t know, before the Savior they do” …. (merecomments)

A PARDONER’S TALE: “Are you a carbon-using Christian? Feeling guilty about all that carbon dioxide (CO2) you pump into the atmosphere by such awful things as breathing, heating and cooling your home, lighting your work or study space, or driving to church?” …. (

UNCOMMON WISDOM— What kids don’t want from church …. (crunchycon)

FORMER Pope’s robe cut up for 100,000 ‘holy relics’, via …. (Various)

NEUHAUS: “Aphorisms, Sartre, Bishops, and Prudential Judgment” …. (firstthings)

JONATHAN SACKS: God’s forgiveness empowers us to take risks …. (skdiocese)

SWEDISH FATHERS banned from walking brides down the aisle …. (

ATHEISTICALS— Hitchens & God, cont. …. (anchoressonline)

MATTHEW WEINER on “Finding room for conservatives in interfaith dialogues” …. (opinionjournal)

REMEMBERING BLESSED St John Chrysostom on the Evils of Contraception …. (

DIOGENES— “Administrators at Columbia can’t discover a principle that would lead them to exclude Ahmadinejad from a civilized debate. That’s Columbia’s problem. But a Catholic university should have a grasp on certain principles: the foundational truths of the faith. Someone who contradicts those truths still has the right to free speech, but the university has no obligation to provide him with a forum” …. (cwnews)

YELLOW SNOW and the priesthood …. (crunchycon)

TIME PLAYS TV Doctor: Did Vatican Give Pope John Paul A Push Into Death? …. (newsbusters)

ORTHODOX ANGLICANS Open Talks on Heels of High-Powered Meetings …. (christianpost)

CAPITAL of the EUSSR 7: The Man With the Cross …. (brusselsjournal)

BIOGRAPHY Reveals Hillary Clinton Séance, Religious Devotion to Abortion …. (lifesite)

CHARLES J. CHAPUT: “I’d like to start with a proposition. Here it is: To be a Christian is to believe in history”…. (firstthings)

THE LARGEST Anti-Poverty Campaign in The World …. (

MARK NOLL— What happened to Christian Canada? One word: Trudeaupianism …. (magicstatistics)

THE HINDU Caste System: Specially Designed by Hell …. (

BROADLY Christian narrowness …. (normblog)

CATHOLIC HERALD: ‘We cannot turn Muslims into traditional Britons’ …. (

A NEW SPIRITUAL biography of the end of the Cold War; Lessons from the book The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister …. (theinterim)

SHAIDLE— “Why liberals hate religion and the military: They both demand discipline” …. (fivefeetoffury)

A BRILLIANT IDEA: Church nurses are on the job. More about parish nursing …. (magicstatistics)

OTHER ALTERNATIVE episcopal oversight that failed …. (

MAGISTATS: Islamic extremists consumed by “apostaphobia” …. (magicstatistics)

CANADIAN PAINTER EMILY Carr’s art captured her path to her beloved God …. (

GERMANY’S MIXED messages on religion …. (telegraph)

NEW CRITERION— Also in the news: Tintoretto …. (newcriterion)

GET RELIGION— Breaking: Christians revere Christ …. (getreligion)

SEX IN THE PEWS: “A new generation is flippant and dangerously casual about sex, but, even more disturbing, completely ignorant of what it means to be women and men” …. (

MIKE ADAMS: “No Perfect People Allowed” …. (proudtobecanadian)

THE UNHOLY ROT: “One of the official hymns of the “Community of Bishops” is this one”; MCJ: “Grape of love?” “Until I flower?” Excuse me a moment”.. our reaction. And don’t forgetVigoro God, You planted my seed” …. (Various)

LIBERTARIANISM and Christianity …. (

1,000 CHILDREN Spend Godly Day in Prison with Inmate Dads …. (christianpost)

ORIGEN and Living Tradition …. (

LLAMABUTCHER: Gratuitous Crossing the Tiber Posting …. (llamabutchers)

MONTREAL CLERGY say they’re in no rush to return to Latin in masses. Pope’s decree ‘not relevant,’ hasn’t even come up for discussion, one pastor says …. (

AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED…? — An Interesting Teapot Tempest Among Orthodox Jews in Israel …. (

MESSAGE TO PC POLICE: We have a responsibility to monitor U.S. Mosques …. (jihadwatch)

C.S. LEWIS on Moral Tyranny. The whole essay here …. (

EPISCOPAL SPINE ALERT: Address of Archbishop Mouneer Anis to the House of Bishops …. (aacblog, magicstatistics)

THE MUSE: “if you’re an orthodox Anglican you have no doubt asked yourself the question – ‘what would it take for me to leave this denomination?'” …. (sameo416)

REDISCOVERING auricular confession …. (

SOME Q & A on the Historical Reliability of the Gospels: Introduction to a Series …. (americanthinker)

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

WHAT’S SYRIA been hiding? Report: Israeli airstrike targeted Syrian missiles, not nuke material. Um– Syria Pouting About How Israel Humiliatingly Took Away Their Nuclear Toys …. (Various)

HAVING MAHMOUD AHMADINAJIHAD speak at Columbia University “is required by existing norms of free speech,” says Lee C. Bollinger; who also said to M-Addy “You exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator.” …. (

OF MANY CHARACTERS Mentioned at Oil-for-Food Trial, the Most Prominent Is Dead …. (eyeontheun)

WHAT-NOW? Airport cops: we don’t keep track of your books (unless they’re suspicious books) …. (boingboing)

SOME UNHOLY Questions About Osama’s ‘Caravan of Martyrs’ …. (canadafreepress)

MORE ON M-ADDY: The Truth. Can You Handle the Truth? And “No Gays in Iran. Women Beautiful “Creatures”; Video: Out in Iran …. (Various)

DAMIAN PENNY— “The Iranian Time Bomb tells the story of the terror war waged against the Western world by the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the West’s failure to respond effectively […] …. (damianpenny)

THE COWARDS OF Al Qaeda Target Our Schoolchildren; An American Beslan? …. (americanthinker, orthodoxytoday)

FITZGERALD: Arbour Day In The Committee Room, Or, Every Little Breeze Seems To Whisper Louise …. (JiWa)

BOLLINGER the Useful Idiot Invites Ahmadinejad for Sharp Remarks …. (

DREAMS OF BIG BROTHER— UK police using hovering camera for surveillance …. (boingboing)

THE CHILDREN OF POSTMODERN NIHILISM AND THEIR NARCISSISTIC SELF-INDULGENCE— “In his post “Hitler at Columbia”, Wretchard delineates the essential characteristics of the children of postmodern nihilism” …. (

THE ISLAMIC Mein Krampf …. (terrorismawareness)

CAMPUS COPS & Secret Service versus Iraq veterans; Columbia’s history of hate …. (newcriterion)

AN EXERCISE IN NARCISSISM: Let’s see how the Iranian news is playing Ahmadinejad’s appearance at Columbia; Ahmadinejad to tighten press censorship …. (drsanity, magicstatistics)

GLOBAL INCIDENT MAL: Where Are The Terrorists? …. (neatorama)

NEW ORLEANS — An Autopsy …. (commentarymagazine)

THE ROAD to Serfdom …. (

IMAO GOODNESS: Excerpts from Ahmadinejad’s Speech at Columbia University …. (imao)

SCRAPPLEFACE— Queer Eye for the Iranian Guy Woos Ahmadinejad …. (scrappleface)

LifeWatch ….

HOW NOT TO RAISE a Barbarian by Charles Colson …. (catholicexchange)

MODERN SEX-ED: Lessons in depravity …. (magicstatistics)

THE PRO-DEATH foreign policy of pro-life activists …. (

NOVA SCOTIA Changes “Father” on Birth Certificates to “Father/Other Parent” …. (catholicexchange)

THE PROBLEM with Gay ‘Marriage’ …. (orthodoxytoday)

CANADA is such a second-rate nation (mostly because there are too many whiny foreigners…) …. (fivefeetoffury)

EX LIBRIS — The Knife Man, by Albert Mohler …. (albertmohler)

MARK SHEA— Sex revolution ‘robbed us of fertility’ …. (

THE EVIL of Body Worlds …. (hairyeyeball)

SUZANNE has a good piece on just how horrific the industry of death really is …. (Bearblog)

THOUGHTS on Femi-Nazis …. (canadafreepress)

GET RELIGION: “Is it news that some women want to stay home?” …. (getreligion)

A LESBIAN mother is battling to stop the gay father of her child from having his homosexual lover declared one of the child’s parents …. (familyscholars)

OLD HIPPIE Joni Mitchell bravely confronts Islam’s treatment of women… oh, wait — …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE INTERIM: an editorial on ethical organ donations. Via …. (theinterim, soberingthoughts)

CHICAGO Columnist: Tobacco ‘Kills’ But Abortion Only ‘Legal’ …. (newsbusters)

DOUG GILES: The Teenage Casualties of Casual Sex …. (proudtobecanadian)

HARD-HITTING Ad Shows Naked Anorexic Woman …. (

THE GREAT BOURGEOIS sexual revolution– Capitalism’s ‘success ended up making the world safe for the secular, hedonistic values of Aquarius’ …. (

DIVORCE LINKED with future care for elderly parents …. (magicstatistics)

SHAIDLE— “SpongeBob Squarepants Explains the Nuclear Family of the New Millennium” …. (fivefeetoffury)

SHOULD “older people” have young children? …. (canadafreepress)

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Disappointing Management

CALEDONISTAN — we don’t need any more laws …. (canadafreepress)

IRANIAN COJONES— The mullahs have released a 70-page report savaging Canada’s human rights record. I repeat: Iran has issued this report. It’s for the UN summit, of course …. (damianpenny)

REMEMBER: Mexicans in Canada are America’s Fault …. (

SOCIALIST DEATH RATIONING HEALTH-CARE: One Man’s Opinion That I Share. Ontario: McShifty Playing A Shell Game With Healthcare and Gambling With Lives …. (officiallyscrewed)

The story of an Ottawa Cancer Patient

CANADIAN MINISTER answers your questions about gov’t net-spying …. (boingboing)

CANADA: Muslim inmate wins $2,000 for bacon on his plate …. (JiWa)

TALKING-HEAD Don Newman’s politics …. (stephentaylor)

GERRY NICHOLLS has come up with a hilarious “list of people who would make a better leader than Stephane Dion.” …. (soberingthoughts)

STATE-RUN CBC Newsworld anchor pronounces word wrong: don’t worry, she’s not a moron …. (proudtobecanadian)

THE FEDERAL Liberal Party is a bigger tent than I thought …. (stevejanke)

POLL SUGGESTS multiculti mosaic… is not well tolerated by full-on Canadian …. (p2bc)

FRIENDLY CANADIAN Bush Derangement Syndrome alert: Cover art of the week …. (michellemalkin)

NATIONAL AFFAIRS columnist Rory Leishman looks at the liberal bias in the awarding of the Order of Canada …. (theinterim)

IT ALL MAKES SENSE: Movie Young People F***ing funded with government dollars. A state-run CBC replete with an infatuation for sex, nudity, leftist propaganda …. (canadafreepress, p2bc)

Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

THE DEATH of Blogs: Well, some of them, anyway …. (christianitytoday)

HAVING AS MANY MySpace “friends” as possible is about status, not friendship …. (thenewatlantis)

THE EURO-PUNISHMENT of Microsoft …. (

POST-MEDIA journalism …. (buzzmachine)

OLD-MEDIA: The NYT admits it gave a deep discount to for the “General Betray Us” ad …. (

BRITISH BLOGS versus the Russian mogul …. (telegraph)

THE MOST-REVEALING and coolest Internet quiz ever…. (bettnet)

HILLARY AGAINST The Free Press …. (captainsquartersblog)

WORKRAVE – Have a break …. (

Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

THE ORIGINAL UGLY BETTY: Yo soy Betty, la fea

EXTRACT silver from ore, win $10,000,000 …. (boingboing)

BOOKMARK APOD: Zodiacal Light and the False Dawn …. (apod)

JENA: love of victimhood is the root of all evil …. (fivefeetoffury)

A GIANT ROUNDUP of Simpsons film references, with screenshots from The Simpsons and the referenced movies …. (instapundit)

GETTING IT REAL: Biofuels emit more GHGs than do fossil fuels …. (magicstatistics)

GERMS sent to space return 3 times as deadly …. (

10 FREE Complete Movies Online. Lots more here …. (neatorama)

SOME SLAMMING Suggestions for the Humble Rubber Band; lots more here …. (wisebread)

If It’s Not Scottish…

BIG BROTHER is keeping tabs on SatNav motorists …. (dailymail)

MARK STEYN: “One of the basic building blocks of modern life is now a symbol of consumerist excess” …. (

SAY THE ENVIROIDS: “We Need More Climate Catastrophes” …. (brusselsjournal)

ODDLY ENOUGH: Offensive, angry and ginger – Simpsons’ Willie defines US image of the Scot …. (llamabutchers)

DIDJA KNOW?– The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched” …. (

The Horrid Star Wars Holiday Special
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