Japanese Dolphin Slaughter

Disturbing video of Japanese dolphin slaughter, and of some American and Australian heroes (and one “Hero”) who tried to interfere. Article. Update: There is a link between the Taiji slaughterers and “dolphin swim” programs, as documented in this video. Some of the dolphins end up on Japanese grocery store shelves–some end up in aquariums.

“Those Who Do Not Remember the Past …”

Pope Benedict XVI eulogized St. John Chrysostom in a letter released today, the 1600th anniversary of the historical preacher’s death, upon the opening of a conference on the saint. The pope praised him as a preacher (his rhetorical ability earned him the sobriquet, “Chrysostom,” or “golden mouthed”). Yes, Chrysostom preaching some moving sermons. But how…

Croatian Fascism

A reader tells me that regarding the Perkovic matter (Croatian singer whose New York concert was held on archdiocesan property), I “haven’t even mentioned the half of it.” This reader sends a couple of links documenting a Perkovic concert in Zagreb. First, from the neo-Nazi page, Stormfront–scroll down to “Jutro’s” entry, and you can see…

Interfaith Dialogue in St. Louis and New York

The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis is angry at Rabbi Susan Talve, senior rabbi at Central Reform Congregation, for hosting an illicit ordination of two Catholic women. Other Jewish leaders are distancing themselves from the synagogue. NCR; St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I certainly understand Archbishop Burke’s anger. This is rather insensitive on the part of Talve.…