The Pope’s Christmas present to England

Via the BBC (and some alert AmP readers): Pope Benedict has recorded a Christmas message especially for the UK, to be broadcast by the BBC on Christmas Eve. It will go out as the Thought For The Day on the Today programme on Radio 4. It is the first time that Pope Benedict has addressed a Christmas message especially for one of the countries he has visited during the year. The BBC’s David... More

This Wednesday: Celebrate the 2nd Annual Anglo-Catholic Reunification Day!

In the wake of Pope Benedict’s successful visit to the UK and the weekend news that a third Anglican bishop has announced his decision to cross the Tiber, I realize it’s the right time to prepare for the 2nd Annual Anglo-Catholic Reunification Day, which will take place this Wednesday. Last year, you see, on the day that it was announced that Pope Benedict would create a “perso... More

What happens when you try to offend no one? You offend everyone.

Consider: Row over women cancels Muslim-Christian clergy soccer match An argument over the participation of women in a football match between Muslim and Christian clergy in Norway has led to the cancellation of the “friendly” encounter. The BBC reports that Muslim Imams had refused to play against women because it went against their beliefs about close physical contact with the oppos... More

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