Odds & Ends: June 2003 Archives

Boy Scout Police Program Shocker

At least a dozen teenagers assigned to work with police departments as part of the Boy Scouts' Law Enforcement Explorers program have allegedly been sexually abused by officers during the past year. In the past five years, such molestations number at least 25, according to criminologists' research being released Wednesday.

Are comments that don't depend on the alignment of Jupiter and the constellation Leo to work properly. Come on over, Mark!

Our own Pete Vere at Envoy Encore on Canada's destruction of the institution of Marriage.

Amy Welborn at her joint on lay ministry and Rome's perspective on our country's bishops' sticky wicket.

Fr. Rob on marriage prep, cohabitation, and extra-marital sexual relations - known to everyone in the whole wide, fallen world as just plain "sex" though that is only one meaning of the word. I'll post my take on this later today.

In other news, I ate way too much for breakfast. I'm going to pop.

Brought to you by Josh from Saint Some Days (apparently not today!)

How do you keep a southern baptist from drinking all of your beer on a fishing trip? Bring along another southern baptist!

Apparently his super powers are neutralized in the presence of his wife.

Amish Paradise


It ain't so

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Maybe we should start a movement to identify and expose popular myths. We could call it STULTUS, for "STamp out Urban Legends Totally (US)".

You've probably heard this one before: a frog dropped into boiling water will jump out, but a frog placed in tepid water and slowly heated will fail to notice, and eventually succumb and become frog soup. This is usually presented as a warning against becoming too tolerant of evils.

Numerous preachers who have used the example will be disappointed to learn it's not true.

That's not a big deal, but a few times I've heard a preacher repeat an urban legend that's embarrassingly false or even slanderous. So what do you do then?

Moveable Type rocks. It kicks blogger's behind up and down the block. You should all give it a shot. RC might be able to help you find a friendly home for you blog at stblogs.org. That was the plan, RC, wasn't it?

The world premiere of Alexandra's Symphony for Band was tonight! Congratulations! Please write about it, Alex, and let us all know how it went!

St. Blog's in the news

Mark Shea has a terrific article in Crisis Magazine this month all about blogging and St. Blog's parish! If you aren't already a subscriber, you can read it next month on the website.

What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak

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