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January 13, 2008, 4:26 pm
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Sunday, January 13th, A.D. 2007

Current Religious News….

~ POPE BENEDICT XVI’s Improbable Dialogue with 138 Muslim Scholars …. (freerep)

~ PAGING Rowan Williams’ Compassion, By Seth Zirkle …. (

~ THE POPE and Augustine …. (amywelborn)

~ ALBERT MOHLER: Theology Matters . . . It Always Matters …. (albertmohler)

~ HONEST FRED’S USED CARS: TRUST HIM! CanPrimate Archbishop Hiltz ‘clarifies Canadian situation for fellow primates.’ Canada’s Anglicans begin “divorce” proceedings. Primate writes, Anglican blogger editorialises a little. Repeat after me, “This is not a Communion-breaking issue.” And the Goat-Rodeo ensues …. (Various)

~ TOO LIBERAL?!? Insurer Judges a Church’s Stance as Too Risky …. (freerep)

~ SOCON.CA— Nunciature responded to my letter …. (

~ ENGLAND: Anglican Church Open to Scrap Blasphemy Laws, By Maria Mackay …. (christianpost)

~ MERE COMMENTS: “The Disenchantment of the World” …. (merecomments)

~ PERSECUTED Sudanese Christians desperately bid for asylum in Israel …. (dawneden)

~ ACTON BLOG— In “The Great Lie: Pope Benedict XVI on Socialism,” Rev. Robert A. Sirico looks at a critique of the socialist impulse offered by the Pope in his new encyclical Spe Salvi …. (

~ NO-O-OBODY EXPECTS… Anglican clergy told to declare loyalties. 1 Kings 19:18 and Romans 11:4 come to mind. MCJ handles the matter. The CBC flings some mud on the matter …. (Various)

~ CHRISTIAN CLERGY at Risk in Turkey. Local Christians mark 2000 years since St Paul’s birth …. (, ekklesia)


~ ENGLAND— Clergy criticise Nazir-Ali’s talk of no-go areas. Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali stands by his views. UK bishop raises ire. No-go zones in today’s multicult Britain? The dignified Bishop of Rochester versus the bumbling Suffragan Bishop of Manchester.. or the Dhimmified Bishop of Oxford …. (Various)

~ THE VICIOUS Schori & Co. — More on Outing Bishops …. (

~ BRITISH Muslim teen sought help before she was killed …. (magicstatistics)

~ PETER TOON: Cry for the Anglican Family– “Jerusalem in June, and Lambeth in July, 2008: powerful symbolism” …. (

~ MARK TOOLEY— The Virgin Mary: Left-Wing Liberationist? “Sassy sister-savior” …. (freerep)

~ BREAKPOINT Commentary– For Such a Time as This: The Suffering Church …. (breakpoint)

~ NEW DOCUMENT from Ecclesia Dei commision …. (curtjester)

~ SARKOZY on Religion. Whose Cause Does He Want to Advance? …. (brusselsjournal)

~ BRITISH MUSLIM GIRL was murdered: Coroner. Muslim teen sought help before she was killed …. (

~ CARDINAL Murphy O’Connor Versus the Poles by Hilary White ….

~ BOVINA BLOVIATOR— The Patron Saint of Anglican Converts? …. (

~ LEISURE and Its Threefold Opposition, From Josef Pieper: An Anthology …. (ignatiusinsight)

~ FAREWELL to Christmas 2007 …. (gr)

~ INDIA: 2007 MOST VIOLENT EVER FOR CHRISTIANS SINCE INDEPENDENCE– More than 1,000 attacks reported as Hindu extremist party grows in power. More persecution News Summaries …. (compassdirect)

~ IRAQI CHRISTIANS attend mass at Saint Joseph’s Church in the northern Kurdish town of Ainkawa in December 2007. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday told the Vatican’s ambassador to Iraq that his government is committed to ensuring the safety of Christians …. (

~ CYPRUS CHURCH to take Turkey to ECHR …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ AN “APOSTATE”— Abul Kasem, an ex-Muslim who is the author of hundreds of articles and several books on Islam including, Women in Islam. He was a contributor to the book Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out as well as to Beyond Jihad: Critical Views From Inside Islam. Via …. (frontpagemag, hairyeyeball)

~ CATHOLIC evangelization with Youtube …. (

~ EXPLOIT YOUR PASTOR by Michael Lawrence– “It’s to your advantage to seek the counsel of your pastor or elders” …. (

~ OTHER PEOPLE’S BLOOD— Catholic News Agency: Episcopal diocese sells off properties to fund lawsuits against breakaways. DioVA Property dispute likely to stretch into 2009; second part of case not to be heard until at least the fall. Litigation strains Episcopal diocese. Va. Attorney General Steps In; Call TEC ‘Wrong’ …. (Various)

~ WHEN KUNG and Von Hildebrand Came to Loyola, by Michael Healy …. (insidecatholic)

~ LAUGHING with Evangelicals: Joel Kilpatrick of satirizes only the ones he loves. Douglas LeBlanc …. (christianitytoday)

~ ASK DR. HELEN: Should Men Be Kicked Out of the Church Nursery? …. (pajamasmedia)

~ GIVING THE DEVIL his due: Why our culture needs an awareness of spiritual evil today, Deborah Gyapong …. (cw)

~ THE WAR ON LIQUIDS, by Mark P. Shea. No world on a pogrom against solids or gases …. (insidecatholic)

~ RUSSIAN ORTHODOX Metropolitan Kyrill, foreign minister of the Russian Orthodox Church, discusses Christian values in the post-communist era, his relationship with the pope in Rome, Vladimir Putin the churchgoer — and wrangles with SPIEGEL about homosexuality …. (

~ REFORMED PASTOR— No One’s Fault But Their Own (UPDATED) …. (reformedpastor)

~ THE CATHOLIC FANTASTIC of Chesterton and Tolkien, By Ralph Wood …. (firstthings)

~ MOTION 666 – disestablishment of the Church of England. Magistats: “Even freakier: The motion was tabled as MPs were debating abolition of Britain’s blasphemy laws” …. (, magicstatistics)

~ CRUNCHY CON— “Yes, it was an honor killing” …. (

~ JOHN ALLEN of the National Catholic Reporter on how Benedict XVI spends his time not by simply denouncing the evils of the world, but by offering Christianity as a positive alternative, what Allen calls “affirmative orthodoxy” …. (firstthings)

~ GLOBAL WARMING and Pagan Emptiness – Cardinal George Pell …. (catholiceducation)

~ HARVARD’S Postmodern Curriculum By R.R. Reno …. (firstthings)

~ FROM NEWMAN to Lieutenant-Governor– “David Onley, Ontario’s new lieutenant-governor, is an evangelical Christian and an activist on disability issues” …. (

~ LEBLANC-IAN THOUGHTS on Obama option …. (getreligion)

~ DIOGENES: a jesuit thaw? …. (offtherecord)

~ EMPTY TALKING HEAD Joy Behar says something deeply stupid about Catholicism. The View: It’s like an ignorance energy drink every weekday!™ Suggests Saints Were Mentally Ill …. (Various)

~ PUBLIC RADIO mocks orthodox Christianity: that ain’t funny …. (

~ EVERYTHING You Know About Fascism Is Wrong: “What Mussolini, Father Coughlin, & Co. really stood for, and why it matters” …. (christianitytoday)

~ CATHOLIC EXCHANGE— “Can You Be Refused Holy Communion if You Kneel?” by Cathy Caridi, J.C.L. …. (catholicexchange)

~ ACTON— Bloggers @ ActonU 2008 …. (

~ BOUND TOGETHER— “A mysterious manuscript in Sarajevo sheds light on the tangled history of Jews, Christians, and Muslims” …. (christianitytoday)

~ GET RELIGION ON Public radio, Huck and the Eucharist …. (getreligion)

~ CHRISTIANS Feeling the Post-Holiday Blues …. (christianpost)

~ ROGER SCRUTON: The Decline of Laughter …. (catholiceducation)

~ YES, VIRGINIA, there are coloring books about Byzantium …. (

~ FR. STEPHEN: The Remembrance of Wrongs …. (fatherstephen)

~ SARKOZY and Secularism, By Robert Royal …. (ft)

~ THE ECUMENISM of the Abortion Clinic …. (freerep)

~ ON READING George Weigel’s “Faith, Reason & The War against Jihadism” (Part 1) …. (ratzingerfanclub)

~ HOLY WHAPPING Newsflash – Pope Still Looking Very Papal …. (

~ SOLZHENITSYN and Russia’s Golgotha – Review by John Couretas …. (catholiceducation)

~ FELIX HOMINUM— book review: John Spong – Jesus for the Non-Religious.. “just a few pages into the introduction, Bishop Spong declared that if he is successful in his task, then “I believe I will have set the stage for the emergence of a new burst of Christian energy and power that has not been seen for hundreds of years.” (xiii)”; more comments here …. (joewalker, sameo416)

~ PUBLIC RADIO’S unfunny anti-Catholic, anti-Huck joke …. (crunchycon)

~ PRO-FAMILY Group Formed to Protect Traditional Marriage …. (christianpost)

~ OUR MORAL Obligations to the Young…. (

Chesterton’s voice

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

~ UN ENTERS the War on Terror—On Whose Side? …. (canadafreepress)

~ LANCET Iraq Death “Study” Lanced Again. Melanie Phillips: “That Lancet study” …. (americandigest, spectator)

~ IN OTHER NEWS— “Libya stopped the Security Council from criticizing Sudan yesterday and prevented the condemnation of a rocket attack against Israel, sparking criticism of the North African nation’s ability to function as a responsible member of the U.N.’s most important body” …. (dustmybroom)

~ CAROLINE GLICK: George in Jihadland …. (jpost)

~ MEDIA BIAS: “In 2007, there were almost 1,500 rocket and mortar attacks targeting Israeli civilian populations, resulting in on average, one strike every ten hours. The BBC chose to publish only six articles focused on the attacks during the entire year” …. (spectator)

~ A CLOSE CALL— Another five-year-old on the no-fly list: meet Sam Adams …. (boingboing)

~ DAMIAN PENNY— “Afghanistan: a volatile situation” …. (dp)

~ YUP, AL-Q: Queen targeted in Africastan …. (spectator)

~ TWO NATIONS: “The difference between India and Pakistan, summed up succinctly” …. (damianpenny)

~ REVOLTING geek of mass proportions tears up his passport, calls for Muslims to kill Bush …. (canadafreepress)

~ “WE SHOULD HAVE SUNK EVERY ONE OF THEM” — Ralph Peters is 100% correct. Iran Releases Own Version of Incident in Strait of Hormuz. Iranian video designed to show U.S video was “fake”, shows that the U.S video was true …. (Various)

~ SACRE BLEU! Terror Plot Against Eiffel Tower? …. (proteinwisdom)

~ CLASSLESS 9-11 GAME Sparks Outrage, by Ted Slater …. (feedburner)

~ SUDAN: JEWS BEHIND DARFUR CONFLICT. Sudanese defense minister says ’24 Jewish organizations fueling conflict in Darfur’ …. (

~ GLOBAL COLDENING— Iraqis See First Snow in 100 Years As Sign of Peace. Iraqi Newspapers Go On Attack Against Al-Qaeda …. (gatewaypundit)

~ MIND-WIPE: The pedagogy of capitalist evil …. (damianpenny)

~ FEMINIST Ms. Magazine Blocks Ad Because Its Too Pro-Israel …. (, instapundit)

~ FREEDOM’S DICTATORS— History shows liberalism shares much with fascism. by Bruce Thornton …. (victorhanson)

~ DAVID WARREN— “The question of Mr Bush’s legacy is not interesting. Anyone who speculates about how history will view him is claiming the ability to predict the future: for past events are invariably judged in the light of later ones. He has nevertheless created a platform on which the next President could build” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ SYMPOSIUM: Crushing Al-Qaeda …. (frontpagemag)

~ THE ONION: Syria Attends Mideast Peace Talks For Free Continental Breakfast …. (

LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

~ WE WALK FOR LIFE – We Walk for Women’s Rights to Bear their Children – We Walk for the Babies – And We Walk for the Fathers, by Eva Muntean …. (catholicexchange)

~ CRIPS, FEEBS, & TARDS, BEWARE— War Against the Weak: “A new eugenics is arising and because it refuses to acknowledge the equal moral worth of all of us, if it prevails, in the end none of us will be safe” …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ RAVING MONOGAMIST Peter Ould: Our child is 23 weeks old …. (

~ HOPE FOR Alzheimer’s Patients …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ BOUNDLESS: “Abortion and the English Language” …. (boundlessline)

~ A TRANSHUMANIST Loses That New Time Religion …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ COURAGEOUS FEMINISTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES— Via Israpundit, this story is rather interesting …. (

~ “DAD.. I’m Pregnant” By Amanda Shaw …. (firstthings)

~ AGORA “I suppose this shouldn’t be surprising anymore”… By Joshua Claybourn. ENG 317: “How Not To Be Gay” by Mike Adams …. (intheagora, p2bc)

~ BARRIERS to Fertility and Our Obligations to the Young …. (

~ UGLY & PAINFUL sores result of prolonged severe antibiotic abuse in Red China …. (canadafreepress)

~ FEMINIST Naomi Wolf on Pornography: “I am not advocating a return to the days of hiding female sexuality, but I am noting that the power and charge of sex are maintained when there is some sacredness to it…” …. (


~ A CLOSE LOOK at the Debate Over Asssisted Suicide …. (

~ ALBERT MOHLER: “A Rather Unexpected Aspect of IVF” — Over a Million Human Embryos Destroyed in Britain …. (

~ UK: TWINS SEPARATED AT BIRTH MARRIED EACH OTHER UNKNOWINGLY: “And with more donor conceived children being conceived every year, most never even being told the truth of their conception, these incidents will only rise” …. (familyscholars)

~ F-WORDS: Feminism and Falsehoods …. (

~ MACHEN’S inbox flooded with anti-Kevorkian e-mails …. (

~ COMPREHENSIVE Abstinence Education – Jennifer Roback Morse …. (catholiceducation)

~ SIG-CARL-ALF: What’s New At The Pharmacy …. (

Murder Inc is Very Upset By These

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

~ MMMM.. McDoctors! ‘The Envy of the World’™ …. (kraalspace)

~ WHAT’S ON THE MENU at 24 Sussex: Premiers have a long wish list, but little chance of getting it filled …. (

~ KATE @ SDA: Do You Think It’s Easy To Keep Librano Secrets? …. (smalldeadanimals)

~ CBC DISCUSSES collusion discipline, but are the Liberals leaving the CBC to twist in the wind? Tories to CBC: Discipline meted out to reporter for colluding with Liberal Party must be public …. (stevejanke)

~ GOVERNMENT set to release Mulroney report …. (

~ CANADA’S unfortunate reputation as a patsy in immigration circles shone on this week when officials changed their minds about deporting a failed refugee claimant because of protesters …. (dustmybroom)

~ NOVA SCOTIA: Premier pitches to Letterman. Vid here …. (, novascotialife)

~ GANG-RAPE in Toronto School goes unreported. Toronto District School Board: Falconer Report …. (dmb, sda)

~ CTV WITH BREAKING NEWS: The great OBAMA has a secret weapon!!! …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ CANADIAN CITIZENS dealing with the government at tax time can only dream of being treated with the deference we accord our incoming refugee applicants …. (nationalpost)

~ HALIGONIAN FRENZIES: Lots of Canucks are moving to Halifax …. (magicstatistics)

~ LIBERAL MEDIA continues obsession– now turning to outright propaganda—about U.S. election …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ CANADA’S ace journalists at work …. (damianpenny)

~ TIM HORTONS employees lay down rules to cranky customers seeking caffeine fix …. (nationalpost)

The Interwebs, Blogs, Digital Life

~ CHINA BLOGGER beaten to death by 50 government officials …. (

~ BIG BROTHER is a hands-on parent …. (americandigest)

~ CAN YOU SUE IF a computer reads your email? …. (instapundit)

~ LEFTY BLOG-TWIT Kos advocates election mischief in Michigan …. (michellemalkin)


~ IOWAHAWK— Finally! Another Blog! Blog Now With 5% Less Suck …. (iowahawk)

~ THE UNTOLD STORY: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry …. (hughhewitt)

~ G-EU-RMANY: All the News That’s Fit to Stage …. (

~ BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Dublin city council cancels free citywide WiFi: “Illegal under Euro law” …. (boingboing)

~ WATCH OUT, CNN: 400,000 viewers for Breitbart TV …. (instapundit, B-TV)

~ (GUATEMALA) Google is sorry …. (boingboing)

~ WHAT NEWSPAPERS CAN DO that bloggers mostly can’t …. (instapundit)

~ SLOVENIAN Journalists Speak Out Against EU Censorship …. (


~ THE FIGHT TO KILL the Canadian DMCA goes local …. (boingboing)

~ CYBER-LYNCHING: Screw Turns Again …. (proteinwisdom)

~ PREMIER of Alberta threatens to sue blogging uni student for registering a domain with his name in it …. (boingboing,

~ THE OBAMA, the internet victor? …. (buzzmachine)

~ ARASH IS actually nothing else than the president of FakeBook …. (proteinwisdom)

Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft

Culture, Odds & Ends ….

~ DAILY LEGO-NERD TIP— “Here’s something that had never occurred to me: organizing your LEGO brick collection by creating same-size blocks/stacks and then just removing the number you need during a build”; and Girly Lego: Endless Building Possibilities! …. (americandigest, firstthings)

~ CAMILLE PAGLIA thinks Hillary Clinton has “a Nixonian reflex steeped in toxic gender bias.” Via …. (

~ PRAISE YE THE GORACLE! “Green Party leader Elizabeth May has rejected Stephen Harper’s criticism of her comparison of the world’s responses to global warming and to the threat posed by Adolph Hitler” …. (


~ GOOD NEWS – No Golden Globes this Year …. (rogerlsimon)

~ GREEN EGGS & HAM: Glowing Pig Passes Genes to Piglets …. (earthlink)

~ RULES OF THUMB from; and Science Made Stupid Thursday …. (americandigest)

~ BY GEORGE? Bad News About Indiana Jones …. (americandigest)

~ THE FAMOUS Black Blot …. (

~ CUE LAUGH-TRACK: McDonald’s UK CEO: kids are fat because of video games …. (boingboing)

~ REPUBLICANS! Why Venus Became a Wasteland? In other news, Here’s a hopeful stab at turning CO2 back into fuel using sunlight …. (,

~ THE ATAX: Tool Which Does Almost Everything …. (

~ PREGNANT Jamie Lynn Spears has been dumped by boyfriend Casey Aldridge because he doubts he is the father, while Britney fears being forced into a psych ward …. (

~ BEHOLD THE $2500 Tata Nano – world’s cheapest new car is unveiled in India …. (timesonline)

~ GIZMODO: Amadana’s Warning Illustrations Are Something Special …. (

~ COLBERT IS BACK for the Primaries …. (

~ BECAUSE IT WAS THERE… Hillary Clinton’s Namesake Dies At 88 …. (

~ SLIGHTLY Edited Movie Titles …. (yesbutnobutyes)

~ IMAO on HILLARY: She Could Do SO Much More …. (

~ ENGLAND’S ‘Jurassic Coast’ Yields Subversive Dinosaur Fossils …. (

~ NEATORAMA: Top 100 Funny Quotes …. (neatorama)


~ FULL IMMERSION: A curved 42″ widescreen monitor for gamers. Technology: stealing away our imaginations bit by bit, byte by byte …. (

~ ATTENTION-SEEKING Astronomers Describe Violent Universe; and “When galaxies attack” …. (breitbart,

~ GASBAG ALGOR profited more from ‘big business’ than all 400 plus scientists in Senate Report combined! …. (canadafreepress)

~ UNTANGLE? Good luck with that …. (nonoba)

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