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The “twiddly bits” from the Past

“Twiddly bits” –in case you did not catch this Sunday’s NPR story on the Orthodox Easter—is the technical term the founding artistic director of Capella Romana uses to describe the extra something in the way his group sings the music

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Posted in Christian Politicians, Civic Square, I BLOG, Merrie Monarch, Politicians and their Lies, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, Women's Rights

The Politics of Envy . . .and Silence

 Why are the Bishops silent? On the stump, politicians who would be President speak of the “politics of envy” and “class warfare.” Mormon Mitt and conspicuously Catholic Rick and Newt want the hurting poor to get over their “envy” of

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, Devout Catholic Policians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Workers' Rights

“Essential Cerebral Clout”–Where did it go?

It’s missing, said Irish Dominican Sr. Margaret MacCurtain, referring to the absence of intellectual rigor in the Vatican’s outlook on the world. But in speaking of the lack of “essential cerebral clout” she was really describing a condition just as

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Religion and Political Discourse, Sports and Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized, Vatican

Malaysia: From Tun Abdul Razak to Najib Razak

1967 In a speech celebrating Malaysia’s 10th year of Merdeka (Independence), then Deputy PM Tun Abdul Razak declared: “We have drawn from the richness of our multi-racial cultural heritage and have built a Malaysian culture with an identity of its

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Posted in Christians in Malaysia, Freedom of Religion, Human Rights in Malaysia, I BLOG, Malaysian Government, Politics and Religion, Pope Benedict, Readers of the Book, Religion and Political Discourse, Uncategorized

Pro-Life? Then Advocate for Gun Control

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Saturday January 8 of this new and already blood-stained year, was not a day of peace. A regular reader of this blog, Kaysie McAlister alerted me to

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Posted in Christian Politicians, Churches, Civic Square, Gun Control, I BLOG, Peace, Politics and Religion, Pro-Life, Religion and Political Discourse

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