The New Underground Abortion Railroad: Destination NYC

Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 12/07/2005 - 16:06
This article in New York Metro makes it very clear that there are lots of folks who are deeply committed to the idea that a human being can be treated as an unnecessary inconvenience: "The New Underground Abortion Railroad: Destination NYC." I am indebted to a friend for this link.

Man sues CIA over torture claims

Submitted by frlarry on Wed, 12/07/2005 - 03:47
This BBC report raises a legal specter the U.S. government would prefer to avoid: "Man sues CIA over torture claims." In particular, evidence gathered during a discovery process could prove to be highly embarrassing, if ithe case is allowed to proceed normally. According to this Rand study, however, the discovery process is now mostly managed by federal magistrates.

Catholic World News : The Business Model

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 20:29

Much of my frustration in the past couple of years as a newly ordained priest stems from the fact that I seem to be coming very late into a sea change in the church in the U.S. It's as if there were a great political convention, and I didn't arrive until after the principal candidate and the running mate were already nominated, and I knew from that that the party was headed for disaster in the real world.

Home of the Golden Classics

Submitted by frlarry on Tue, 12/06/2005 - 19:03
My younger brother, Bob, gave me a little book entitled Celebrating You and the 1940s in honor of my 57th birthday last month. Yes, I was born in 1948. It so happens there was a popular recording of the song "Baby Face" that year that I chanced to hear on the radio in Batavia, Illinois, the day I came home from a CRHP retreat and decided to shave off my beard. I had tears in my eyes as I listened to the song, and had a sense that my grandmother, who had died in the year of my conversion experience, was playing it for me.