Monthly Archives: June 2006

Uncharitable charity

The press has been buzzing for a few days over hyper-billionaire Warren Buffett’s arrangement to merge most of his money with Bill Gates’ foundation. To the extent that they do something good that benefits people, this is laudable.
On the other hand, I can’t get all sanguine about it, since Buffett, like Gates, has been a population-control zealot for years and, as Mary Meehan wrote in 2001, a big donor to abortionists in the US and overseas. He even bankrolled the liars of (well, really they’re

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Infuriating

From the WashTimes Politics Blog.

On the very day of Archbishop Wuerl’s installation, two of Massachusetts’ most pro-choice Catholics — Kerry and the state’s senior U.S. senator, Ted Kennedy — showed up and sat in the VIP section. Archbishop Wuerl shook their hands as he moved toward the altar. I didn’t see whether Kennedy took Communion, but I know Kerry did because I talked with him immediately afterward. He was there, he said, as a longtime friend of the archbishop’s.
Isn’t it odd that two

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Sad State

Good to see Card. O’Malley on the right side of this one.

Multifaith coalition targets O’Malley
In an unusual incidence of religious leaders in Massachusetts publicly criticizing one another, a multifaith coalition of clergy who support same-sex marriage plan to accuse Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and other Catholic leaders of “religious discrimination” today. … more

“Multifaith” coalition? Is that like Multigrain cereal? With fruits and nuts?

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How can something be “illegal” if it isn’t against the law?

Once again, the question of the “legality” of the Iraq War has reared itself on Catholic Light. I am so tired of debating this subject that it actually makes me a bit queasy to type this, but here goes.
As you probably know, there is a war going on in Iraq. But it isn’t the same war as the 2003 war to remove Saddam Hussein and dismantle his regime. If you want to argue about U.N. resolutions and “BUSH LIED!!!!!!!” and all that stuff, go ahead. But

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How to deal with religious terrorists (1535 style)

On this day in 1535, besieging forces conquered the city of Münster, at the time run by a violent Anabaptist cult.
The returning civic authorities put on an impressive display afterward.
(Janet Reno, call your office.)

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