Let’s hear it for the Good Book . . .

Not for attribution

. . . in English to die for:

Though Ronald Knox (1888-1957) won renown as a Catholic priest, university chaplain, retreat master, and author of spiritual books, it is at least arguable that he made his living from his bestselling detective stories. In fact, it was Msgr. Knox who wrote the widely accepted rules the Ten Commandments that guided the so-called Golden Age of Detective Fiction. He was a keen reader of Arthur Conan Doyle, and he even established a satirical genre of mock-scholarship of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

He made a respectable living that way, but he knew that Man cannot live by bread only; there is life for him in all the words which proceed from the mouth of God (Mt 4:4). And so Msgr. Knox gave his life to deeper mysteries than any earthly detective could solve.

Thing is, the English is not mysterious in this translation…

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Gonzaga U.: K.C.’s butt out

They exclude non-Catholics:

The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a mens organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership, says a letter obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society written by Sue Weitz, Vice President for Student Life. These criteria are inconsistent with the policy and practice of student organization recognition at Gonzaga University, as well as the Universitys commitment to non-discrimination based on certain characteristics, one of which is religion.

And yet they allow Jesuits!

Why teachers should oppose abortion

A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

By Tom Quiner

Is human life good or bad?

This questions divides political camps in America. Liberals apparently view human life as a disease. They agitate for abortion expansion. They impose contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization in our insurance plans whether we want them or not.

People cause pollution. That’s bad, so people are bad.

People cost the government a lot of money in welfare and our extravagant safety net. So fewer people are better than more people in terms of sustaining these programs, and increasing their benefits.

Conservatives view people as innovators, creators, and problem solvers. More people are good, not bad, in their eyes.

One of liberals’ most consistent and loyal supporters are the teachers’ union. They fall right in line with Democrat’s insistence on abortion rights, and the widespread availability of abortion services.

They may want to rethink this position. There is a practical reason why: their jobs…

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