Thursday, March 25, 2010
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He is an ordinary — or bishop — to Austria’s Eastern Rite Catholics, whose priests are allowed to marry ... Last year in Rome, Cardinal Schönborn, who has always been close to the Pope, presented a petition signed by leading Austrian lay Catholics calling for the abolition of the requirement for priestly celibacy.
Cardinal Schönborn told Vatican Radio last year that he did not agree with the petition’s conclusions, which also included a demand for women deacons, but added: “It is important for someone in Rome to know what some of our lay people are thinking about the problems of the Church.”
Sunday, March 14, 2010
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Monday, March 08, 2010
Hawaiian Eye was actually stuck in here somewhere, too.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
- A fictionalized Middle Ages holds little appeal for Jews. Not their best era.
- The genre as a genre emerges in Victorian England, as religious response to rationalism, Darwin, etc. Again, not a big concern for Jews.
- Judaism is "much warier about the temptation of dualism" than Christianity."
- After the Holocaust, the very idea of magical powers at work in the real world "must have made redemption seem too easy."
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
Because of a pesky thing called the First Amendment, the guidelines don't apply to news organizations, which receive thousands of free books, CDs, and DVDs each day from media companies hoping for reviews. But if the guidelines don't apply to established media like the New York Review of Books, which also happens to publish reviews on the Web, why should they apply to Joe Blow's blog? Regulating bloggers via the FTC while exempting establishment reporters looks like a back-door means of licensing journalists and policing speech.
Nobody likes deceptive advertising or fishy bloggers. But I'd rather wade through steaming piles of unethical crap on the Web than give the FTC Javertian powers to pursue shady advertorial. This is one of those cases in which the government's solution is 10 times worse than the problem.