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Around the blogs today

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Nov 18, 2003

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

  • Mark Shea notices a new survey that finds most Christians don't think it's necessary to convert non-Christians.
  • Mark Windsor has an extensive analysis of why the war in Iraq fits the just war criteria, even though weapons of mass destruction have not yet been found.
  • Tom Fitzpatrick blogs on the increasing tendency to begin celebrating Christmas the day after Halloween.
  • Fr. Bryce Sibley has found a group that helps disaffected Catholic formalize their apostasy with a form to send to their bishops.
  • The always hysterical Jeff Miller finds yet another movie about Jesus being made: "Temple Alone." It's not what you think.
  • Fr. Rob Johansen continues to follow the Terri Schiavo case.
  • Patrick Sweeney brings up the amazing case of a woman with two different sets of DNA and how two of her sons ended up with that genetic code. He also asks a fascinating question of Catholic theology and unborn life.
  • Amy Welborn discusses a bishop's recent confirmation homily and asks her readers what they would like a confirmation homily to teach.
  • The Mighty Barrister discusses a Catholic school teacher suing because she was fired for signing her name to a newspaper ad supporting abortion.
  • Bill Luse posts, not some profound theological thought, but the recounting of his brush with a burglar in his home and his instinctive reaction to the threat to his family.
  • Matthew at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping recalls for us "the best evening I have spent in Rome" at an elaborate paraliturgical ceremony of some order of Catholic knights honoring the Virgin Mary.
  • The Two Sleepy Mommies ask whether movie ratings do more harm than good/
  • The Cranky Professor has some interesting posts (before and after the one I link) about home-schooling, including the thought that the current public school system groups kids into same-age divisions, a system that does not allow for the young ones to experience older role models.
  • The inimitable Dale Price "fisks" Gary Wills fawning review of Peter Steinfels' new book that claims "American Catholicism on verge of collapse."

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