Tag Archive: John Paul II

Apr 14

Bye, Bye, Marty

June 22, 2005 I still get a number of hits to my post about the firing of Christian talk show host Marty Minto. I never quite finished it because I got tied up in more important things, so I decided to come back and do just that. For those interested, the original entry can be …

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Feb 27

My Two Cents About Our Ailing Pope

The following is my ranking, from best to worst, of scenarios for the end of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate. He is strong and active until the day he dies quietly in his sleep. He is bedridden, but he is in good spirits and able to conduct work until the day he dies in his …

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Jan 19

Against the Grain

…as well as 2000 years of Church teaching. According to AP, "the spokesman for the Catholic Church in Spain has said it supports the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS." Well, doesn't this makes things interesting? Church officials in Spain are attempting damage control by telling the press, "Contrary to what some …

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Aug 15

A Study in Contrasts

I always find it fascinating how different news outlets cover the same story. As an example, here are four stories, two from Reuters and two from AP. Notice the distinct differences in tone and presentation. Frail Pope Struggles Through Lourdes Mass (Reuters) Pope Struggles Through Lourdes Sermon, Needs Water (Reuters) Frail Pope Celebrates Mass at …

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May 14

Lip Service

In what seems to be an open attempt to appease and woo Catholic voters, Bush will be meeting with the Pope in June. I hope he isn’t looking for just a pat on the back and a smile. Pope to Ask Bush for Radical Shift in Policy, Says Cardinal Laghi Changes Sought in Approach to …

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