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Around the blogs today

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Nov 07, 2003

Here's what's new and interesting on Catholic blogs today:

  • David Morrrison relates a story from California about two women who have been declared the "natural" parents of a baby girl. One donated the egg and the other carried the baby to term and an anonymous donor gave the sperm. So now a court has decided that the child has no father. The courts have created a genetic miracle, it seems.
  • This isn't the usual blog entry, but it's causing a furor around conservative and Catholic blogs. Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review Online is responding to his colleague David Frum who said that a legal ban on abortion would not be possible in the US and that most pro-lifers don't explain what would be done to women who have abortions.
  • Tom Fitzpatrick discusses roadside memorials and gaudy gravesite displays as a symptom of society's loss of the ability to contemplate death with a fully Christian understanding.
  • Jeff Miller notes that Denmark's state Lutheran Church has decided to legally recognize marriages performed in the Norse religion.
  • Fr. Rob Johansen notes that Call to Action is holding its heresy get-together in Milwaukee this weekend, and one of their major speakers is Anne Burke, the acting chairman ofthe US bishops' National Review Board. Nice to see that inclusiveness includes giving succor to heresy. Fr. Rob also discusses why Michael Schiavo doesn't just divorce his disabled wife Terri, who he is trying to starve to death by court order.
  • Amy Welborn discusses "The DaVinci Code" and what it tells about the sorry state of understanding of Christianity and Christ.
  • Earl Appleby wonders whether Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will stay strong for Terri Schiavo or will he "wimp out."
  • "Athanasius" has a great quote from Basil the Great on the Church confronting the State.
  • Mark Sullivan discusses how the Democrat Party has become the Party of Abortion and has strayed far from its roots.

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