Monthly Archives: November 2003

Why isn’t Bush at funerals?

When the number of things I want to chatter about are many, and the minutes with which I have to chatter are few, I try to pick a subject that hasn’t received enough attention. Tonight, we ask, “Why isn’t Bush going to the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq?”
Of late, many left-wingers have been asking this question, and it is typical of the Left’s off-the-rails hatred of President Bush. What they’re really asking is,
“Why isn’t Bush calling more attention to deaths in Iraq,

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Marines Recruiting Toys for Iraqi Children

I read a piece the other day, I think it was in the Weekly Standard but it may have been in National Review, about the United States Marine Corp collecting toys to distribute to children in Iraq. Unfortunately, I think my mom threw out the magazine before I could go back and get the address. I’m familiar with the USMC’s toys for (local) tots programme, but this is the first time I had come across their toys for Iraqi tots programme. This is something I would like to

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Another way to be bought and sold

What goes around comes around: the immoral medical techniques vaunted as great breakthroughs create new opportunities for treating people as things.
UK authorities have banned a scheme that would, in effect, pay infertile women who seek in vitro fertilization. Under the proposal, women would undergo extra rounds of treatment to stimulate egg production and give all the eggs from those treatments away.
The payoff of about £2000 — call it $3400 — per cycle would come in the form of a price discount on

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A side-altar wedding?

A friend of mine sometimes answers questions from non-Catholics over the Internet, and he recently got a puzzling e-mail from a man interested in the Faith. The gentleman and his Catholic wife were apparently married in a Protestant ceremony (presumably without a dispensation). His wife has been under the impression that if he becomes Catholic and they marry in the Church, the ceremony would “have to” be conducted at a side altar.
I’m not familiar with that practice, though according to what I find on the ‘net,

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Mark Steyn on Johnny Hart and Islam

Mark Steyn weighs in with his usual pointed (and hilarious) commentary concerning the recent CAIR flap with Johnny Hart’s B.C. cartoon:

Although I agreed of course that Islamophobic cartooning was the most pressing issue of the week, in my usual shallow way I’d become distracted by some of the day’s more trivial stories – the 11 Hindus burnt alive by a Muslim gang in Bangladesh, the 13 Christian churches torched by Muslim rioters in the Nigerian town of Kazaure, and the 27 Turks and Britons murdered by

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

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