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Around the blogs today

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Dec 04, 2003

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

  • Mark Shea expounds on his belief that Israel is not above criticism for some of the ways it has dealt with Palestinians and that not all Palestinians are evil fanatical Muslims bent on murdering Israelis. He also gives his take on the commercialization of Christmas.
  • Amy Welborn discusses the tension between Church and state, specifically whether Catholic politicians can be called to live the Church's teachings in their political lives. she also frets about the use of banal music in the Liturgy as if it is somehow more attractive to those who otherwise not attend Mass.
  • Bill White compares some official English translations of prayers for the first Sunday of Advent with better, more traditional ones. Is it any wonder people are turned off by, what he calls, "a pile of cold mush"?
  • There's been a bit of a fuss around Catholic blogs about public breastfeeding and William Luse gets to the heart of people's squeamishness: It's that dirty, disgusting men might be ogling the mothers.
  • Joshua LeBlanc notes a news story out of Louisiana about a teacher in trouble for punishing a child for telling another child his mother is lesbian.
  • Dale Price discusses the British Anglican minister who has won the right to sue her local police for not prosecuting a case of a baby being aborted for a cleft palate. He also brings up the obtuse comments of a newspaper editorialist on the issue.

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