Monday, July 30, 2007

The Wounds of the Twentieth Century

Alexander Solzhenitsyn on the crimes of history in an interview with Der Spiegel: "We should clearly understand that only the voluntary and conscientious acceptance by a people of its guilt can ensure the healing of a nation. Unremitting reproaches from outside, on the other hand, are counterproductive." On Russia and the West: " can see a time in the 21st century when both Europe and the USA will be in dire need of Russia as an ally."

Friday, July 27, 2007

What the Celebrities are not Talking About

It is not as fashionable as global warming, but more urgent: Christians in Iraq have become an endangered species. "I realized that 36 of my congregation in that past week had been kidnapped. None of them have been returned."

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Presenting the Past

Can a person be at once fully modern and fully faithful to his tradition? Noah Feldman asks this question in this piece about his Orthodox Jewish background. Pope Benedict answers in his letter to bishops about the older form of the Mass: "What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful."

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Seed of the Church

Christians in Iraq have no militias, no political parties. George Weigel brings up the life and death of Fr. Raheed Ganni, murdered on June 3. For more about Fr. Raheed and the precarious situation of Christians in Iraq see the coverage by AsiaNews.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More theory without observation

The poor suffer because of the theories of the rich.

Ideological prejudice

The real question is: why on earth would anyone think that the writer of the book of Jeremiah would have made-up Nebo-Sarsekim? In other words, there is more ground to doubt the reasonableness of some followers of the historical-critical method than to doubt the veracity of most biblical accounts.

Monday, July 09, 2007


In case you missed it, a progressive dis-education is taking place.

Friday, July 06, 2007

No reality

Michael Gerson on Second Life. It sounds like hell in C.S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce."

Thursday, July 05, 2007


An interesting website dedicated to anti-Christian persecutions around the world.