Pope’s Message to Priests: We Must Blog

On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI offered a new command to the world’s priests: Thou Shalt Blog. It was in the Pope’s message for the 44th World Communications Day that priests and others read B16’s take on preaching the gospel in the digital age: Responding adequately to this challenge amid today’s cultural shifts, to which young … More Pope’s Message to Priests: We Must Blog

Eating school lunch: Fed up w/ dangerous food

Courtesy of the wonderful Linda Perlstein over at The Educated Reporter comes a little post about an anonymous teacher (Mrs. Q) who is eating her school’s lunch every day and blogging about it. Linda references a USA Today story that says fast-food standards for meat are higher than that at most school cafeterias. If so, … More Eating school lunch: Fed up w/ dangerous food

Race to the Top for education reform

The education world is all a-Twitter this morning with reports of 40 states applying for the $4.35 billion in competitive education reform grants being funded through the U.S. Department of Education as part of the $787 billion economic stimulus program – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – that President Barack Obama signed into law soon … More Race to the Top for education reform

Satan talks back to Robertson, and some thoughts on minority progress

Remember how Pat “I call myself a Christian but just can’t act like one” Robertson blamed the tragedy in Haiti on a pact with the devil? Well, Lily Coyle took offense and decided to pen a response in the personal of Satan. She sent it to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and it’s starting to go … More Satan talks back to Robertson, and some thoughts on minority progress

The stretch of semantics: “We are not terrorists.” And, conservatives in support of gay marriage – who knew?

One of my favorite pages in Time Magazine is the “Verbatim” page, where some of the week’s most outrageous quotes are featured. In the Jan. 18 issue, Ramy Zamzam is quoted as saying, “We are not terrorists. We are jihadists and jihad is not terrorism.” Right, and I’m the Pope. C’mon, enough with the semantics. … More The stretch of semantics: “We are not terrorists.” And, conservatives in support of gay marriage – who knew?