Monthly Archives: April 2005

Pope Bites Dog

Well not really. Just paraphrasing an old journalism-ism. But, for the indefatigable pope-news types, here’s some more … The American Spectator reveals a very interesting bit of plagiarism …copy-cat …laziness …Oh, just go read it all the way through!H/T: New … Continue reading

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Classic Christian Fundamentals

Here’s a refresher in the Basics from an excellent “Western” resource: The Practice of Religion … followed by (subsequent post) a worthwhile guide to preparing for Confession by another worthy “Western” resource, St Augustine’s Prayer Book. Christian Duties, Virtues, Etc.The … Continue reading

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CONFESSION: Self -Examination

PRIDE is putting self in the place of God as the center and objective of our life, or of some department thereof. It is the refusal to recognize our status as creatures, dependent on God for our existence, and placed … Continue reading

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OCA Greets New Pope

SYOSSET, NY [OCA Communications] — His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, sent a congratulatory letter to Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, upon learning of his election as the 265th head of the … Continue reading

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Ah yes … back to “normal”

CHICAGO — A steady stream of the faithful and the curious, many carrying flowers and candles, have flocked to an expressway underpass for a view of a yellow and white stain on a concrete wall that some believe is an … Continue reading

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Russian Patriarch Congrats New Pope

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Patriarch Alexiy II, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, congratulated newly elected Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday and called for his help in uniting the two Christian Churches which have been split for a millennium. “Our Churches, … Continue reading

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New Testament (Now With More Cowbell!)

My New Testament Professor, no traditionalist by any stretch, when asked what should be done if a new, authentic, Gospel account were suddenly discovered, said, to the amazement of us all, that it should not be included in the Canon … Continue reading

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