Where to start on this Tuesday morning? How about the insane "Christian" militia group trying to jump-start Armageddon out of a Michigan base? Granted, living in Michigan's weather might make one cross over to the dark side, but I've never known snow drifts to cause folks to gird up in weapons and plot to kill… Continue reading Crazy believers, billboard battles, and stealth abortion funding
The wonderful Laurie Goodstein has documents (redacted, just like the politicians'!) and a great story showing a dismally sad state of affairs in the Vatican when reports of a priest abusing 200 deaf boys came to Rome's attention. And, depressingly - but not surprisingly, since he was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of… Continue reading Before he was Pope, Benedict XV1 knew of horrific abuse
Whenever someone argues that the Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement of clergy is the reason sick, twisted men molest defenseless children (or confused adolescents) I want to smack them in the shoulder. Celibacy doesn't cause child sexual abuse; if it did, all the Demented Daddies out there wouldn't be grabbing after their own sons and daughters… Continue reading Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church: It’s NOT the Celibacy
I spent my blogging time over here today, talking about the new trend of "recess coaches." Feel free to jump over there and comment - especially you parents of school-age children. (I think you'll like the site simply because it is just easier on the eyes.) Other than that, you might want to note that… Continue reading Recess Coaches and NCLB
So much news, so little time. Breaking it down: File this under ethics: A PBS news team is in a spat with an Academy Award-winning filmmaker over rights to footage shot by PBS and, Learning Matters' John Merrow argues, essentially stolen by Davis Guggenheim, he of "An Inconvenient Truth." Guggenheim's documentary on shool reform -… Continue reading Israel, PBS, tuition, education standards and “Jihad Jane”
Two University of Arizona graduate students and an alumnus are spearheading a "peaceful protest" against the proposed increase in mandatory fees March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the UA Mall in front of the Adminstration Building. Details can be found on this Face Book page, including information about suggested dress. The emphasis for… Continue reading UA Protest Planned for Wednesday
I have nothing to say about this interview of William Stuntz, a professor at Harvard Law School who suffers with chronic pain and is dying from cancer, other than to recommend it for your reading. Would we all be this self-aware and gracious amid such struggle.