Gerald Nora

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Kicking the Oil Habit

Bush’s energy bill seems pretty fairly useless–the most novel thing to come of it is to put new refineries on old military bases. I fail to see how that’ll make us more self-reliant for energy needs. Fortunately, this is America, and so people can get off their butts and do cool things without Uncle Sam’s …

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A Great Idea for Catholic-Orthodox Evangelization

Inside the Vatican magazine has an excellent interview with Russian Orthodox Bishop Hilarion of Austria. He proposes a joint European council between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches on addressing societal issues. He proposes "This alliance may enable European Catholics and Orthodox to fight together against secularism, liberalism and relativism prevailing in modern Europe, may help …

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Right Out of Left Field

Some folks have wondered what the Terri Schiavo case will mean for the conservative cause, including Ales Rarus regular, DLW (see March 28, 2005); perhaps we should pay a little more attention to leftists like the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nat Hentoff before labeling Terri’s cause a right-wing one. Or even those disability activists that …

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Pro-life Religious Community for Men Being Founded

Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life has some very good news to share with us for Holy Week: Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, officially announced today that he is founding a pro-life community dedicated to the formation and training of priests, deacons, brothers and seminarians who will devote themselves fully to …

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Million Dollar Baby, Part II: Mo' "Mo Cuishla"

Since my first post regarding Million Dollar Baby ("MDB"), I’ve had some discussions with Funky Dung and have seen some feedback from other bloggers. I’d like to add a few more points. I’d like to discuss this movie in the context of Eastwood’s other two biggest movies, Unforgiven and Mystic River, and talk about how …

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