May 2007

Steve Dillard struck the tent on his popular blog Southern Appeal a few months ago, but he isn’t gone from the Internet. Currently he’s working on the web site CatholicsAgainstRudy.Com, which hasn’t even gone online yet, but it’s already getting attention from the press.LIKE THIS ARTICLE. OR THIS HARDBALL INTERVIEW (PART ONE) (PART TWO)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Six Muslim men removed from a plane last fall after being accused of suspicious behavior are suing not only the airline but the passengers who complained—a move some fear could discourage travelers from speaking up when they see something unusual.
Link:
Passengers Sued Over Imams’ Removal

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This Looks Fun

by Jimmy Akin

in Technology

ALTERNATE LINK IN CASE OF VIDEO PROBLEMS. Of course, I’m not sure how practial it will be for many of the computer tasks I perform (e.g., text creation & manipulation). And I don’t want to spend all day hunching over a horizontal surface to do research, but I’m sure that this interface will be useful […]

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Thomas More advocated religious freedom in “Utopia” to promote civic peace in Christendom and to help unify his fractious Catholic Church. In doing so, he set forth a plan for managing church-state relations that is a precursor to liberal approaches in this area.
Link:
Religious freedom in Thomas More’s UtopiaSanford Kessler. The Review of Politics. Notre Dame: Spring 2002.
Of course, what did St. Thomas More know?
He’s probably a heretic too!
After all, he was obedient to a corrupt Pope and bowed to Papal Authority!

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This Got My Attention

by Jimmy Akin

in Economics

Here’s how the story starts: Imagine a line composed of every household with children in the United States, arranged from lowest to highest income. Now, divide the line into five equal parts. Which of the groups do you think enjoyed big increases in income since 1991? If you read the papers, you probably would assume […]

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CD sales are down, but online sales haven’t picked up the slack. But here’s a piece of good news: Sales of rap, which had provided the industry with a lifeboat in recent years, fell far more than the overall market last year with a drop of almost 21 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Maybe the […]

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Sorry, Grunerites

by Jimmy Akin

in Mary

MOSCOW (AFP) – The domestic and exiled branches of the Russian Orthodox Church reunited in a ceremony here Thursday in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, ending an 80-year split over communism.
Link:
Russian church reunites, ending 80-year split

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GO OKIES!

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The English edition of the pope’s new book came out while I was gone, and I came home to find a copy waiting for me. I’m reading it now. You can guess how good it is! I ADDED IT TO MY aSTORE. It’s also available on CD for those who prefer audiobooks.THAT VERSION IS HERE.

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Traveller’s Tip

by Jimmy Akin

in Travels

Well, I’m back from the pilgrimage/cruise now and am semi-recovered. (It was very rewarding but also very exhausting!) I thought I’d pass along something that I discovered during my preparations for the trip in case it would benefit others. It turns out that there is a web site that forecasts airplane turbulence. It’s name, unsurprisingly, […]

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