Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad led a raucous anti-American rally in the United Arab Emirates a day after a low-key visit by US Vice President Dick Cheney there in an attempt to counter Tehran’s influence in the region.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a cheering Dubai crowd Sunday that America was to blame for creating instability and robbing the region of its wealth. ”Every tim... More
Update: Zenit provides more information regarding Pope Benedict’s “intervention.” Mexico City legislators did indeed legalize abortion in the capitol, by a vote of 46-19. More here. Reuters has updated its story here.
The reports are still casting this vote as a showdown between progressive Mexican lawmakers in Mexico City and the direct interventions of Pope Benedict:
MEXICO CI... More
Update: CNA has more on the Pope’s letter.
Reuters reports [my comments in brackets]:
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexicans marched on Sunday against plans to legalize abortion in Mexico City, a move that has split opinion in the world’s second-largest Roman Catholic country and drawn fire from the Pope.
[drawn fire? Amen, as well it should. Still, Benedict doesn't spout fire, he fla... More
This is very sad news. Growing up in California I was able to see the Blue Angels perform many times. They would practice their formations and routines over the backyard of one of my good friends. Of course it is very dangerous and (for that reason) impressive flying. We should pray that the pilot had a provided death.
(CNN) — A jet flying in formation with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels precisi... More
Today is the 2nd anniversary (3rd year) of Pope Benedict’s glorious ascendency to the Papacy.
Amy is ground-zero for remininscing, remembering, links to videos, and suchlike.
And here, for those of you who remember it, is the Habemus Papam Techno song in MP3 format, and a link to the video version that is hosted by Google (almost 7,000 views so far, I’m happy to add). Good times for... More
Haven’t had a chance to read this yet (exams must come first), but I want to notify interested readers in the meantime:
Why the Real War Is Inside Islam
by Sandro Mafister
Shiites against Sunnis, and Sunnis in conflict with each other: totalitarians against mystics. The enemies are not only the Christians. The analysis of a great Muslim expert: Khaled Fouad Allam
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Thanks to Rocco for the text:
DEEPLY SADDENED BY NEWS OF THE SHOOTING AT VIRGINIA TECH, HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI HAS ASKED ME TO CONVEY THE ASSURANCE OF HIS HEARTFELT PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL COMMUNITY. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THIS SENSELESS TRAGEDY HE ASKS GOD OUR FATHER TO CONSOLE ALL THOSE WHO MOURN AND TO GRANT THEM THAT SPIRITUAL STRENGTH WHICH TRIU... More
Update, 12:30am – CNS reports on the Catholic response to the tragedy.
To get an idea about how close this event is to many St. Blog’s members, Amy Welborn’s own son graduated from VT, and currently works on campus. Thanks be to God he is safe. So many others this night, however, are not, and we should continue praying for them, as well as their friends and family.Sacred Heart of... More