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Blogworthies LXV

Because The Blog from the Core simply can't cover everything.

Noteworthy entries @ Catholic Ragemonkey, Flos Carmeli, Irish Pennants, Dyspeptic Mutterings, Discriminations, ProfessorBainbridge.com, Bettnet.com, A Physicist's Perspective, Cella's Review, Power Line, TKS, Midwest Conservative Journal, cut on the bias, C-Log, Off the Record, Catholic Analysis, ut unum sint, Mystery Achievement, SecretAgentMan's Dossier, Laudem Gloriae, Signs of the Times, Rightwingsparkle, HerbEly, Patterico's Pontifications, and Lex Communis.


Heretofore, the blogworthy entries have been presented in reverse chronological order. But sorting them thus is a tedious task, so I am not going to sort them henceforward.


Martin Palomares, R.I.P. @ Catholic Ragemonkey:

Well, it has been an emotionally challenging past few days and this is only the build-up. I was enjoying my time off last week, spending it with family in Oklahoma City and doing some errands, when I got a call early Friday morning about a young parishioner, Martin Palomares. I was told he was in Pediatric ICU in Oklahoma City and that he was dying....


Modern Poetry — Footnotes to Emptiness @ Flos Carmeli:

Yesterday I meant to say something about modern poetry. I had checked two books of The Year's Best Poetry out of the library to see if trends had changed yet.
The answer is, unfortunately, no. The Academic community appears to have poetry still firmly in its death grip, determined to choke the life out of it....


Terrorism and Us @ Irish Pennants:

Just before four o'clock this morning, a bomb, made from two toy hand grenades filled with black powder, exploded in a concrete flower box outside the entrance to the British consulate in New York. The flower pot was pretty much totaled, but there were no casualties, and not much other damage....


The revised edition. @ Dyspeptic Mutterings:

.... From what people tell me, being a parent is both much easier and much, much more difficult than it used to be. In the easier ledger is the available physical plant. Such things as disposable diapers, super strollers and baby monitors and even flame-retardant clothing.
But the "harder" column can't be ignored, and that stems directly from our wounded culture. Lest we forget, fellow Catholics and people of good will, we have it on good authority that we are living in a "culture of death." One of the most corrosive aspects of that culture is the Cult of Stuff....


Confusing WaPo History Lesson @ Discriminations:

In his WaPo column yesterday, David Ignatius enlists eminent Princeton Civil War historian James McPherson to teach us all "Lessons for Iraq From Gettysburg." These "lessons" are far more opaque, contradictory, and confusing than anything I believe Prof. McPherson would sign his name to in print....


Deference to Tradition @ ProfessorBainbridge.com:

.... How then shall the truth of a moral norm be established? The various schools of natural law offer three sources: revealed truth, practical reasoning, and the traditions of the community. Although I am prepared to defend the relevance of the former, I shall leave that for another day. Instead, I want to focus here on the latter two sources....


True believers @ Bettnet.com:

I don’t want to get into a Tridentine v. Novus Ordo holy war (although I suppose I’m asking for it by entering this debate), but a friend sent the following reflection on the radical Traditionalist movement (i.e. schismatics or those closely following them; not just people who prefer the Tridentine Mass): ....


Michael Behe: "The Argument for Intelligent Design in Biology" @ A Physicist's Perspective:

Michael Behe, a biochemistry professor and the author of Darwin's Black Box, spoke Friday (April 29, 2005) and Saturday in Davis. I'm going to write a series of several posts on his lectures. In this post, I'll detail the content of his first lecture for those interested who were not able to attend. In the next, I'll detail the contents of his second lecture. I'll also write at least one more post after that, giving some of my own impressions and comments....


Michael Novak's essay... @ Cella's Review:

... in the April First Things, “Max Weber Goes Global,” is another intriguing chapter in Novak’s career-long effort to examine the spiritual roots of “democratic capitalism.” Predictable in many ways (the generous praise for both Protestantism and Catholicism, the repeated adducing of Tocqueville, the eschewing of polemics) it is nevertheless another valuable contribution. Mr. Novak is at his best when he reminds us that free economies are founded upon virtue not avarice; on generosity of spirit, not miserliness....


In which St. Thomas keeps digging @ Power Line:

What's it like to be a conservative student on a college campus run by liberal adminstrators? Consider the case of St. Thomas College senior Katie Kieffer. Ms. Kieffer is the founder of the St. Thomas Standard, the new campus conservative periodical, the former leader of the St. Thomas chapter of the College Republicans, and one of the students who arranged for Ann Coulter to speak on campus....


Insert Your Favorite "Lucas Turning to the Dark Side" Joke Here @ TKS:

.... It’s a free country, and Lucas can make whatever films he likes, and put in whatever subtle or not-so-subtle political messages he likes. But I can’t be the only one who finds a stunning disconnect between the messages of Lucas’ films and the decisions he’s actually made in his life and work.
Let me get this straight. With villains in Attack of the Clones that consisted of the “Trade Federation”, “Commerce Guild”, “Techno Union” and “Intergalactic Banking Clan”, etc., I’m being warned about the dangers of capitalism from a man who made perhaps more money from merchandising than any other man in history. I’m getting lectured about the dangers of greed from man who authorized, “C-3POs” breakfast cereal, “The Star Wars Christmas Special” featuring Bea Arthur’s musical number, and not one but two Ewoks made-for-TV movies....


The Sociopathic Church II @ Midwest Conservative Journal:

These days, Episcopalians constantly extol the virtues of words like "dialogue" and "conversation" and "reconciliation." You can hardly get through any ECUSA publication about anything at all without seeing one of those words, or some variation thereof, dropped several times. If I thought they actually meant what they said, I'd probably still be attending the Episcopal parish in which I grew up. But they don't....


Quirky @ cut on the bias:

I enjoy reading biographies, especially of people who came up with new ideas, new ways of doing things, people who are or were intellectually brilliant. It's intriguing how many of them had freakish quirks, some of which could be life-threatening. I wonder if it's at high enough a rate to say the highly intelligent are also unusually quirky....


Fall of Saigon @ C-Log:

Thirty years ago today [Fri. Apr. 29] a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the walls of the Presidential Palace in Saigon to raise a Viet Cong flag over Ho Chi Minh City. The war is now truly history. Unfortunately a lot of myths continue....


war against the working male @ Off the Record:

When you go to Mass tomorrow [Sun. May 1], take a look around you and notice what group is most conspicuously absent. Regardless of where on the face of the globe you are, the answer is obvious: missing are blue collar heterosexual males between the ages of 18 and 28....


Double Standard or Double Trauma? @ Catholic Analysis:

One of the biggest lies perpetuated by secular feminism is that female promiscuity is a liberation from the shackles of male domination that provides a bracing equality for women. The Catholic tradition begs to differ vehemently. And, intuitively, many persons know the Catholic tradition is right — especially persons from more traditional cultures that have not suffered the sheer collapse in moral standards that has wiped out any intuitive sense of taboo in the United States and Western Europe. But how to articulate the intuitive certainty that the biggest victims of promiscuity are women themselves?...


What constitutes an infallible definition? @ ut unum sint:

When does the pope speak infallibly?...


Utopian Idealism And Its Moral Limits @ Mystery Achievement:

The Rev. Donald Sensing has linked to and commented on an essay by Professor Norman Geras, "The Reductions of the Left." Before I start picking bones I want to make one thing perfectly clear: this is a remarkable achievement. Prof. Geras has analyzed the monumental failure of the majority of the western Left to address either terrorism or totalitarian statism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Of that failure he proposes to convict his fellow-travelers on two counts: methodological reductionism, and moral blindness. He sums them up in this excerpt from his opening paragraph: ....


Meet the Mess @ SecretAgentMan's Dossier:

In case anybody missed "Meet the Press," here is a condensed version of last Sunday's installment: ....


Michael Novak and The Blind-Obedience Myth. @ Laudem Gloriae:

Responding to unjust charges that in 1968 then-Professor Ratzinger endorsed "unquestioned obedience" to the Papal Magisterium, Novak objects: ....


Remembering Jeffrey Curley @ Signs of the Times:

Watching T.V. while running on the treadmill tonight, I was reintroduced to Jeffrey Curley. To me, Jeffrey has always been a bright-eyed kid with sandy hair, a smile, and a baseball cap. I knew dozens of children just like him in my hometown — spirited, fun, athletic, and always in trouble. You knew them, too. You played baseball with them, picked on them in class, or passed notes to them during third-grade history. In a lot of ways, we are all like Jeffrey — trapped in pictures of our childhoods and always longing for a past more innocent, liberated, and joyful than the present....


My Dream. @ Rightwingsparkle:

I have a reoccurring dream about my grandma. She is sitting on the front porch of her house, which is brilliant white set upon a brilliant white hill. I climb the steps and sit beside her on the front porch swing. She smiles at me and I take her hand and lay my head on her shoulder. I say, “I love you grandma.” “I love you too sweetie,” She replies. I look at her. “I miss you so much.” “I’m still here,” she says. “But it’s not the same.” I say sadly. “No. No it isn’t,” She says as she hugs me....


Civilizing the Barbarians @ HerbEly:

Roger Kimball writing in The New Criterion makes a connection between philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre and Benedict XVI....


Los Angeles Times Editors Edit Reuters Story to Remove Critical Facts Supporting U.S. Position @ Patterico's Pontifications:

Los Angeles Times editors have edited a Reuters story to remove critical facts supporting the U.S. position on an important international issue.
This morning’s [Sat. Apr. 30] L.A. Times publishes an article about the March 4 shooting by U.S. soldiers of a car bearing Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena. The shooting killed Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari, and created an international controversy, which strained U.S.-Italian relations....


More business heading our way.... Methodists reverse decision to defrock a "self-avowed practicing homosexual" minister. @ Lex Communis:

According to this Houston Chronicle article, a UMC church panel has reversed the decision to suspend Beth Stroud, a UMC minister who admitted to having an ongoing lesbian relationship: ....


Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Sat. 05/07/05 08:31:36 AM
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