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January 27, 2008, 11:17 pm
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Sunday, January 27th, A.D. 2007

Current Religious News….


~ THE LAUNCH OF THE CaN Lambeth Conference News Site: “The unofficial website for Lambeth 2008, from the producers of CaNNet” …. (lambethconference)

~ ISRAELI SANCTIONS on Gaza affect Christians …. (

~ ALL HAIL THE BISH! 100 Anglican clergy renew vows …. (

~ P-BENNY DENIED: The Speech Benedict Didn’t Deliver …. (firstthings)

~ A VERY COOL SITE— Be sure to bookmark– The “Joshua Project is a research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups of the world with the least followers of Christ. The mission of Joshua Project is to help bring definition to the unfinished task of the Great Commission by identifying and highlighting the people groups of the world that have the least exposure to the Gospel and the least Christian presence in their midst.” More coolness over here, at Global Recordings Network, and Multi-Language Media (Foriegn-Language Christian Resources) …. (joshuaproject, GRN, MLM)

~ “JOT & TITTLE” HILTZ DOING DAMAGE-CONTROL— Archbishop Williams ‘cannot support’ interventions or irregular ordinations. Lambeth Conference to go ahead with most of the bishops present. NOTE: Rowan, having thrown away all pretense of helping Canadian & North American conservatives in the Summer, has now consigned them to a living hell. Thanks, Rowan: You lose …. (Various)

~ YOUNG FOGEYS— “’s people our age and younger who are bringing back the artsy-fartsy, orthodox, Godward old-fashioned stuff and before that the Orthodox convert boomlet was a phenom of disaffected boomers” …. (

~ PLEASE! ANYTHING BUT HIM!! — “Survivors of a church massacre in Kenya went to court on Friday to try to stop former UN boss Kofi Annan leading mediation efforts and said some participants in the talks were guilty of human rights abuses” …. (

~ POPE BENEDICT, Sapienza University and the Intolerance of Radical Secularism …. (ratzingerfanclub)

~ JOEY WALKER— Human Sexuality and the Nuptial Mystery: A Conference …. (

~ THE WHITE WITCH— “The Episcopal row. Yuck. Their supremo (who also apparently looks down on Roman Catholics for, you know, breeding — plus ça change) compares conservative parishes and province-switching dioceses that want to stay in their buildings to rapists & pedophiles whilst their bishop in La-La Land apologises for evangelism and communes Hindus. Funny how the same people become higher than the old Tories or Pius IX in elevator shoes when real estate is involved. Note to the boomer hard left RC and mainline: Beavis and Butt-Head (and their distant cousins the same age being born again, serving the Tridentine Mass or learning to chant in Slavonic) are laughing at you.” Katie Sherrod wants in on the hot insult action, too …. ()

~ DEADLY Explosion Rocks Christian Area in Beirut …. (christianpost)

~ SCIENTISTS accuse priests of spreading embryo ‘lies’– Say pulpit used to stoke up opposition to animal-human hybrid experiments …. (dailymail)

~ TWIT-CH: A SOMERSET cleric, who is studying to be a white witch, was told by the Bishop of Bath & Wells last week that he could no longer take Church of England services …. (churchtimes)

~ THE LENTEN BLOGGING series: Dante’s Divine Comedy …. (felixhominum)

~ A CHINESE immigrant requesting refugee status was deemed not to be Christian because she did not know what a “parabola” is …. (

~ KUGLUKTUK, NUNAVUT— This northern community has seen too many suicides. Reverend Christopher Davis buried nine young people— all suicide victims—in a 12-month period …. (christianweek)

~ VERY COOL: Visualizing the Bible …. (

~ FIRST THINGS BLOG— Aquinas: Forerunner of Khatami? …. (firstthings)

~ C.S. LEWIS and the Star of Bethlehem– Recovering the medieval imagination. by Michael Ward …. (christianitytoday)

~ ON THE ASKESIS of Blogging …. (

~ GEORGE WEIGEL’S newest book focuses on theological roots of Islamic terrorism, gives possible solutions …. (

~ SURGEON’S WORK in Uganda earns Order of Canada—It’s one thing to go on short-term mission trip; it’s quite another for a surgeon to leave a successful Canadian practice to work for a fraction of the pay in Uganda …. (cw)

~ WANTED: religion scribe …. (getreligion)

Persecution of Christians in Indonesia

~ CATHOLIC OPINION on Rowan Williams, the Church and ’secret communions’ …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ RAMBO IV: The Worst Film of 2008? …. (firstthings)

~ PRETTY MUCH: “..conservative Anglicans now have a choice they’ve been trying hard to avoid. If something is not done about 2003 this year, something will never be done about it. Ever. So they’re going to have to ask themselves which is more important to them. The Canterbury connection? Or the Gospel of Jesus Christ?” …. (

~ MARK TOOLEY— Has the Religious Left Gone Soft on Iraq? …. (frontpagemag)

~ WORD FROM CONSTANTINOPLE: Last Patriarch End Game? …. (merecomments)

~ GATES OF VIENNA: Another Baptism by Fire …. (

~ REMEMBERING BLESSED Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr …. (magicstatistics)

~ OUR INVISIBLES: “We need to be reminded often that what the word loves has no similarity to what Eternity loves, except by accident. The world calls some man ‘the Great,’ while Eternity condemns him to the flames”; and on Heath Ledger— “To Point A Moral” …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ SOMALILAND pastor imprisoned for leading official’s niece to Christ …. (magicstatistics)

~ GOING PAPIST? — The Challenges and Graces of Conversion, by Chris Findley …. (catholicexchange)

~ WAKING UP to Springtime, By Richard John Neuhaus …. (

~ BP. AQUILA’S Address on Absolutes in Life Issues …. (freerep)

~ BENEDCICT XVI takes on media for ‘distorted morals’ …. (americanthinker)

~ NEW RELIGION— “What’s Next? TEC replaces Stations of the Cross with Stations of the MDGs for Lent”; you know, for his sort of goodness: “But today we have the Messiah of the Big Government to save us from every ill that might befall us, taxing us in into poverty so that bureaucracies can be erected to treat out poverty in a never-ending circle of misery. Deliver us, Lord!” MCJ: “The Episcopal religion’s devotion to the Millennium Devolopment Goals has officially become skin-crawlingly creepy” …. (Various)

~ ANCHORESS: O Great Mystery …. (anchoressonline)

~ HOWTO RESPOND to a Supercilious Atheist; and then there’s The Irrational Atheist …. (americanthinker)

~ REFORMED PASTOR ON Praying the MDGs (pbut) …. (reformedpastor)

~ A BLUNT VATICAN CHALLENGE to Jesuit leaders …. (

~ JOSHUA TREVINO: The dogs of Constantinople …. (joshua.trevino)

~ MARK SHEA: “Meanwhile, from the epicenter of the Lib Prot Weirdosphere, the invaluable Chris Johnson continues to chronicle Episcopalian Follies” …. (

~ JOHN POWELL— “This Ball of Liberty” Whose progress? …. (christianitytoday)

~ HOLY WHAPPING: “Clearly, Dan Brown has gone the way of Zontar the Thing From Venus and Puma Man, if we’re having trouble remembering the name of the book and movie” …. (

~ ANTI-CATHOLCISM at March for Life? …. (getreligion)

~ FIRST THINGS on “Faith and Depression” …. (firstthings)

~ OTHER RELIGIONS— Lib Journalist: ‘I Am an Intellectual Blasphemer’ for Questioning Global Warming …. (newsbusters)

~ REFORMED PASTOR: “Yesterday I noted the vote in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to repudiate the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice”; At Least Some Methodists Reject Abortion …. (reformedpastor)

~ CRUCIFORM AXIS: “Kansas and the Transfiguration of Longing” …. (benedictseraphim)

~ SACKCLOTH, ASHES— Worse than Carthage, says Robert Hart, of our abortion culture. Perhaps Roe v. Wade’s anniversary should be officially designated by churches as a day of fasting and mourning …. (merecomments)

~ HACKER GROUP declares war on Scientology. Teh Culture Wars: Anonymous v. Scientology …. (instapundit, mypetjawa)

~ NEW BOOK: “Faithful Departed” by Phil Lawler …. (

~ DIOGENES— Do you smell sulphur? As he blessed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Albany, New York yesterday … the Rev. Larry Phillips of Schenectady’s Emmanuel-Friedens Church declared the ground “sacred and holy. Anthony Sacramone has whipped up a little Blessing for an Abortion Clinic: “O Insatiable Lord of Flies, May no discrimination be found in this place.. May the Rubbermaid be open to all—male and female he pulverized them” …. (offtherecord,

~ MOCK, MOCK, MOCK— Olbermann Makes Light of Resurrection of Christ. Boycott ESPN? Praying is more powerful …. (newsbusters, theanchoressonline)

~ NEWSBUSTERS— ‘Pro-Choice’ Clergy Mark ‘Roe’ Anniversary By ‘Blessing’ Abortion Clinic …. (

~ ORTHODOX podcasting in our time …. (crunchycon)

~ THEODORE Dalrymple: “King’s Dream, His Nightmare– An American professor rejects nonviolence for blacks” …. (

~ LEVIATHANS Make Nice Pets, Don’t They? …. (merecomments)

~ HEADS OF CHURCHES: In the Name of God – end the siege over Gaza. And keep feeding electricity & fuel to a group of people who have mostly sworn to kill you all and take over your land. Yup, it makes all kinds of sense …. (acns)

~ CURT JESTER— “Don’t send in the clowns: I don’t know whether to call this liturgical Jekyll and Hyde syndrome, a liturgically accommodating bishop, or something else entirely” …. (curtjester)

~ A MIGHTY Snow Fort Is Our God …. (holywhapping)

~ ANYTHING BUT GOD, PART 9,261: “Probability theory has much to say about amazing coincidences, “miracles,” that people take as evidence for the existence of God”; via …. (NYT)

~ THE ODOR OF SANCTITY: For the Prelate Who Has Everything …. (firstthings)

~ SO WHY DID THE chicken/ saint cross the road? …. (curtjester)

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

~ DAVID WARREN: Getting the real story in Gaza; Gaza lessons and facts. Israel’s Borders and the BBC …. (Various)

~ IRANIAN foreign minister to UN: Hurry up and play the dhimmi …. (jihadwatch)

~ REARVIEW— Bill Clinton 1998: “Saddam has WMD & will use” …. (anchoress)

~ TAKEN DOWN! — Official Taliban Websites Hosted in US (UPDATE: Jawas Pwn 32 Taliban Websites!) …. (mypetjawa)

~ METHODISTS Still Targeting Israel…Through Caterpillar …. (solomonia)

~ ALTHOUSE: ” I’m assailed in the local paper for failing to take the 9/11 truthers seriously” …. (

~ FOR YOUR SAFETY— NYC trying to fast-track legislation to police ownership of air-quality detectors and Geiger counters …. (boingboing)

~ SIGCARLFRED: “No blood for oil”, you say? What do you think 9/11 Was?” …. (

~ CORRUPTION-WATCH— N. Korea used UN-linked accounts for arms sales: US probe. Lawmaker warns U.N. agency after N. Korea troubles …. (eyeontheun)

~ US OPENS personnel files on al-Qaeda recruits …. (canadafreepress)

~ ARE WE Winning the Financial War on Terror? By Matthew Levitt …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ PENTAGON MYSTERIES: The Coughlin Case and Who Is Hesham Islam? …. (pajamasmedia)

~ INTERPRETING those famous Vietnam pictures– Why We’re in “A Lot of Trouble” …. (

~ NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF— China’s Genocide Olympics. Via. China’s Dirty Pre-Olympic Housecleaning …. (Various)

~ DAVOS (WEF) and ‘Terrorism in a Networked World’; The Jihadist Encryption Campaign …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ DINNER WITH Dr Mengele– the Nazis attempted to hide and conceal their murderous intentions. The Palestinians (both supporters of Hamas of the PA) and many in the Arab world cannot be bothered …. (

The “Clash of Civilizations” According to Looney Toons, 1940

LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

~ HIS OWN PRIVATE AUSCHWITZ— Pro-lifers mark 20 years since Morgentaler decision. Follow the logic: Hitler was bad, and I was in Auschwitz.. so I’ll kill babies in Canada for a living. Some ‘hero’ …. (,

~ “REAL SOLUTIONS” and Teen Sex …. (p2bc)

~ AMERICA— Roe v. Wade: 35 years of legal baby killing; Abortion demonstration marks Roe anniversary …. (,

~ FIRST THINGS— “Farming cloned livestock should be banned because the animals suffer too much, EU ethics experts said last night.” …. (firstthings)

~ IT’S TIME TO PROTECT the unborn victims of crime …. (p2bc)

~ DR. HELEN: “A man is a sperm bank, a meal ticket, a handyman and an early retirement plan” …. (

~ GOOD, AND GOOD FOR YOU! At least 100,000 deaths from ovarian cancer have been prevented worldwide by the contraceptive pill over 50 years, research has concluded …. (bbc)

~ FRUITLESS, JOYLESS— Carrie Jones hasn’t had sex with her husband in 4 years, doesn’t intend to, and has written a book about marital celibacy …. (

~ DOUBTS ABOUT the abortion generation …. (getreligion)

~ IF YOU WANT “to teach children, you have to assume the mantle of role model. If that is unacceptable, leave the school system and teach prison inmates” …. (

~ WHO STEPPED DOWN AND NAMED ANDREW SULLIVAN KING OF FEMINISM? You know, sometimes The Onion is just so true to life. Andrew Sullivan continues to insist that he is the best arbiter of what is and isn’t feminist …. (

~ LOPEZ on Teen Pregnancy …. (nro)

~ CENSORSHIP FOR YOU! “Dawn Eden reports on Planned Parenthood Golden Gate chapter is currently attempting to censor the USCCB’s pro-life ads” …. (curtjester)

~ YES IT’S THENew Final Solution® Now With Added Inclusivity! …. (

~ THE UTOPIAN Dream of Evolutionary Psychology …. (americanthinker)

~ WELBORN: Womb with a view …. (amywelborn)

~ A RECENT ESSAY “by Alison Piepmeier of the College of Charleston provides some of the best examples of the cruelty, heartlessness, and utter self-absorption embodied in the modern feminist movement. Aptly titled, “Choosing Us,” the essay shows that, for feminists, abortion is a device to prevent one thing: Feminist inconvenience” …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ STORY SHOWS that sonograms stop abortions …. (freerep)

~ BEAR THIS VIDEO IN MIND “..When You Contemplate the Bloody Power Struggle Going on Between Lady Macbeth and the Son of God” …. (

~ EVO OUTPOST— Part, Person, or Property: The Connection Between Property Rights and Abortion …. (evangelicaloutpost)

~ BLOGS WEIGH IN on Planned Parenthood worker’s failure to report child rape …. (dawneden)

~ EU RIGHTS OF THE CHILD— A response from Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou MEP …. (

~ A MARRIAGE DEBATE Worth Watching …. (albertmohler)

~ BETWEEN Two Worlds: Children of Divorce …. (firstthings)

~ MOM SUCCUMBS to cancer in order to save unborn child …. (

~ ON BEING a Pallbearer, By Paul Gregory Alms …. (firstthings)

~ WESLEY J. SMITH— For “The Scientists” It is Never Enough …. (

~ BEEB REPORTS: “An important step has been taken in the quest to create a synthetic lifeform” …. (bbc)

~ FETUS FETUS FETUS FETUS FETUS FETUS— The AP’s Fetus Fixation: News Wire Fails to Call Stillborn Baby a Baby …. (newsbusters)

~ PAJAMAS MEDIA ON Planned Parenthood in Bucharest …. (pjs)

~ FUNERAL HOME DIRECTORS call for a dignified end to all lives: 300 bodies a year unclaimed in Quebec. Government urged to create fund for pauper burials …. (

Helpful Hints

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

~ U.N. CRIES, DISAPPOINTED AS Canada rejects two UN initiatives in one day …. (magicstatistics)

~ MARK STEYN: Is Canada’s Economy A Model For America? …. (sf)

~ OTTAWA LIBERALS follow NDP in supporting Conservatives on Durban II …. (stevejanke)

~ SAFETY BE DARNED! — Ontario’s Gay Health Minister Blasted for Opposing Health Canada Safety Guidelines on Organ Donations …. (lifesite)

~ DAMIAN PENNY: Afghanistan and Canada, reason and passion …. (damianpenny)

~ CAN-GOV IN DENIAL about the toll Lyme Disease is taking on Canadians …. (canfreep)

~ DUCK & COVER: Agent “R” from the Canadian Press writes a creative writing piece in the media today …. (p2bc)

~ QUEBEC: Fat nurse barred from surgery. Actually, at that size, she’s technically ‘morbidly obese‘ …. (dustmybroom)

~ NEWFOUNDLAND’S …. (magicstatistics)

~ LEFT-LEANING CTV anchor Kate Wheeler (correctly) calls New York Times “LEFT-LEANING” …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ MOTHER CORP-SE: Was the CBC happy to reveal Krista Erickson’s collusion with the Liberal Party? …. (stevejanke)

~ THE CHARTRAND AFFAIR: Reports of more NDP resignations in Quebec …. (stevejanke)

~ REMEMBER US AT ELECTION-TIME: No Nova Scotian left behind …. (dustmybroom)

~ LIBERALS: Canada ought to shake hands with Nazis as an act of respect to the United Nations …. (stevejanke)

~ REVENGE of the Canadian Brown Finch: News Reporting Gone Horribly Wrong …. (neatorama)

The Interwebs, Blogs, Digital Life

~ OLD MEDIA— Reuters Fauxtography Alert: Spreading Hamas Propaganda With Fake Power Outage Photos. Pali Fauxtography: Giant Bulldozers Oppressing Palestinians! …. (Various)

~ BLOGGING & Lessons in New Media: Regretting the Error …. (

~ INTERNET WORDS of the day: hobot/fembot …. (

~ GOTTAGETITNOW tech lust …. (

~ NOW WITH LESS BS! Google: Conservative Website No Longer a Threat to Computers Everywhere …. (newsbusters)

~ THE INCREDIBLE Shrinking Los Angeles Times …. (rogerlsimon)

~ REVIEW CANADA— “The printing press hit tribal man like a hydrogen bomb. Now we’ve been blitzkrieged by TV.” Yes, Marshall McLuhan had an idea or two. Via …. (reviewcanada)

~ THE WEB is Agreement by Paul Downey …. (neatorama)

~ CYBERWARFARE in international law …. (instapundit)

~ THE LITTLE BLOG Network That Could …. (americandigest)

~ MEDIA BLOGGING is a strange little enterprise: it trumpets the death of traditional media, yet fully depends on their continued existence …. (newcriterion)

~ ALTHOUSE: “The desire to become ‘tragic heroes’ on the internet.” …. (

Iowahawk Blog’s photostream

Iowahawk Blog’s photostream

Culture, Odds & Ends ….

~ WHILE WE hear about the fabulous melting Antarctic, [See “Global Climate Forcing” Science ] we also hear that snowfall there has doubled. In other news, “Global Warming Strikes Jupiter: Solar System Clearly DOOMED!” …. (americandigest)

~ FUN WITH HISTORY— BBtv: Build Rome in a Day …. (boingboing)

~ COLBERT and Daily Show writers stage comedic mock-hearing on strike issues …. (boingboing)

~ FEEL-GOOD FUELS: “..about 70 per cent more energy is required to produce ethanol than the energy that actually is in ethanol”; Via …. (lewrockwell)

~ THE RED-FACED GUY: “Shame on you,” says that finger-wagger Bill Clinton, if you’re worried the Hillary campaign is exploiting race. The Clintoris Candidate(s): What you see is what you get. Clintophobia seems to be resurfacing as everybody remembers…. (Various)

~ SPRING-LOADED tactical food-fight spoons …. (boingboing)

~ MUST-SEE: Jerry O’Connell’s Tom Cruise Parody Video. Decoding the Cruise text for “wogs” …. (exhausticated, getreligion)

MADtv’s Olive Garden Ad Skit

~ CHECK HERE of all your ‘Lego Galactica’ needs …. (

~ ENVIRO-TWITS fly to Davos, seek absolution from Al Gore (pbug) …. (michellemalkin)

~ THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: I, for one, welcome our new Martian Sasquatch overlords …. (damianpenny)

~ RICH & FAMOUS enviro finger-wagger touts new pollution-spewing commercial jet/rocket space adventure …. (p2bc)

~ A NEW EDITION: You Suck at Photoshop #4 …. (boingboing)

~ VIA NEATORAMA: Understanding Art for Geeks …. (neatorama)


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I added an update to the LA story: Bishop Bruno and company didn’t commune Hindus. (There was some early misreporting.) The Christians got Communion; the Hindus flowers. Which makes sense.

Pro-Palestinian here.

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