Monthly Archives: August 2012

The TRUE SIZE of AFRICA


Americans tend to underestimate much where Africa is concerned. We also overestimate many of the negative difficulties experienced in Africa. It has not been called the Dark Continent for nothing. There are such a diversity of cultures, languages, religions, and … Continue reading

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Pedophiles Want Same Rights as Homosexuals


  Here is another article which needs little further comment. This push is not unexpected, and other similar requests will also be raised by currently proscribed behavior groups. More than likely, political correctness will push for societal acceptance, and I … Continue reading

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IN THE U.S.A.? YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!


Since I no longer fly much anymore, this encounter really surprised me.  I had run into some of this in the decades when I was flying all over, but never in the “democratic countries”.  And this was in the 1970s-80s. … Continue reading

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Israeli newspaper claims that the appointment of a new Nuncio to the Jewish state is a “slap in Israel’s face” – Why?


Lest you think it is easy to navigate international relations, here is an example of what minefields may cause unexpected difficulties.  It is always true that never can everyone have the same concerns or sensitivities. At times this can unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Orthodox Church patriarch dies, Church of England response


Ethiopian church patriarch Abune Paulos dies Abune Paulos was once exiled in the US Continue reading the main story Related Stories Ethiopia profile Ethiopia’s ancient rock churches Watch Fears for Ethiopia’s crumbling churches The head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, … Continue reading

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When freedom of religion crosses over into a failure to appreciate our Constitution


 Fr. Ernesto posted this analysis of how freedom of religion can become a problem. I, also, as have every person who have entered our armed forces, taken the oath to uphold and defend the constitution against all enemies, domestic or … Continue reading

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SCOTTISH ISLAND HOME OF ST. DONNAN’S MONASTERY— SITE OF 617AD MARTYRDOM OF 51 MONKS


Monastery where Christian saint was martyred is uncovered on Eigg With names like Kirkpatrick out of McBlain, what else could I be but a Scotsman.  Thus this was a special interest to me. If nothing else, my roots go back … Continue reading

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