Mark Shea is dead on today in his commentary on Islam and the Islamic world. We stand with you, Mr. Shea. Give them my number if they call.
This disturbing story from the Washington Times on the conduct of the Palestians and the Franciscans during the seige on the Church of the Nativity. Stockpiles of food were seized and voraciously consumed by the Palestinians. They boozed like sailors. Orthodox priests didn’t have anything good to say about their “guests” or their Franciscan brothers:
Angry Orthodox priests yesterday showed two reporters about 20 empty bottles of whiskey, champagne, vodka, cognac and French wine on a kitchen shelf and on the floor of two rooms.
Someone removed the page about Earth being the center of the universe on Catholic Apologetics International! I expect this one to be deleted pretty soon too. It states that aether, a medium that permeates the entire universe, is the cause of gravity. Einstein’s theories on the curvature of space-time have been proved beyond any doubt. This section compares Einstein’s theories with the idea of the aether.
But it is just as likely that the earth is stationary and the aether is moving against it. The aether,