USCCB Issues A Statement of Support For Bishop D'Arcy

Hattip to reader Rick Lugari.  The USCCB* has issued this statement of support for Bishop John D’Arcy, the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend: “The bishops of the United States express our appreciation and support for our brother bishop, the Most

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Pity and Fear

Aristotle taught that the purpose of tragedy is to inspire pity and fear in the audience, thence causing catharsis, a purging of emotion. I’ve always found his explanation of tragedy compelling, but as I get older (queue laughter at the

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The Gold Reserve Was Just Sitting Around Doing Nothing

From the only reliable source of news on the net, The Onion.  The sad and sorry fact is that as  policy the above, as ridiculous as it is, makes more sense to me than most of the economic policies that have

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Neda Agha-Soltan: "The Voice of Iran"

In a Death Seen Around the World, a Symbol of Iranian Protests, by Nazila Fathi (New York Times): Only scraps of information are known about Ms. Agha-Soltan. Her friends and relatives were mostly afraid to speak, and the government broke

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