Jews in the Media

Jerusalem Post reports on a Vanity Fair article on powerful people. It’s a list of “the world’s most powerful people,” 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of billions. It’s an exclusive, insular club, one whose influence stretches around the globe but is concentrated strategically in the…

Pope Benedict XVI to Beatify Priest Who Tortured

John Allen reports on the upcoming beatification of 498 Catholics who were killed in the Spanish Civl War. Fr. Gabino Olaso Zabala, however, was involved in the torture of a Filipino priest. According to written testimony from the victim, Olaso participated in the 1896 torture of a Filipino priest named Fr. Mariano Dacanay, who was…

Al Gore: Different Verdicts

Al Gore gets Nobel Peace Prize for movie that British judge rules contains errors of “alarmism and exaggeration.” Gerald Augustinus posts several articles about another Peace Prize winner–Rigoberto Menchu, whose autobiography was proven to be a work of fiction. That hasn’t bothered the Nobel committee.

Papal Power Tug-of-War

The tug-of-war between the pope and the bishops continues. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf posts another example of a bishop doing his best to reinterpret the recent papal document freeing the Latin mass (No surprise on this one–Donald W. Trautman). He also posts a “shot over the bow” from Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, Secretary of the Congregation for…