The News: July 2004 Archives

Cry Me A River


Report: Saddam Writing Poetry in Prison

Maybe HBO will feature him in a special called "Humbled Tyrants: Poetry from the world's Detained Despots"

We could have a Saddam poetry contest...

"George Bush took my army, my death squads and my riches. I lived in a hole with lipton tea. Woe is me. Woe. Whoa... it sucks to be locked up like this."

Halliburton reports $663M loss


So much for the Cahoot Theory of why we are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Or perhaps you can subscribe to the theory that Bush, Cheney and the Military/Industrial complex are all in cahoots but can't seem to manage the work to a profit...

The report is via the WSJ. I believe you need to be a subscriber to read it.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) The Springfield Diocese reached a proposed settlement of more than $7 million Thursday with 46 people who accused priests of molesting them when they were children....

''I'm overwhelmed,'' said Marty Bono, a Chicopee man who says he was molested by a priest in 1971. ''I've been crying ever since I heard.''

''I respect the bishop,'' Bono said. ''He's done in four months what (his predecessor) couldn't do for a year and a half.''

The Nashville Dominicans had a serious mishap last night. High winds caused the roof to cave in at Saint Cecilia's Mother House. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the sisters need money immediately to make repairs. They have been in the process of raising money for regular repairs and expansion of the motherhouse to accomodate their growing ranks. Please pray for them and offer them some material help if you are able! Their website is

You can donate online here.

This is their mailing address.

Saint Cecilia Motherhouse
801 Dominican Drive
Nashville, TN 37228-1909
(615) 256-5486

MarketWatch reports that pizza mogul Tom Monaghan is taking Domino's public (DPZ) 44 years after its founding; 3 million of the shares sold will benefit his Ave Maria Foundation with an estimated $45-51M. Congratulations to all involved.

Cdl. Law in Rome


A look at His Eminence's re-emergence in connection with his new title at St. Mary Major.

What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak

John Schultz

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