Terri Leo on Board of Education and Darwin

From Terri Leo, a member of the Texas Board of Education: In the article (Houston Chronicle, “State Board of Education Must Be Held Accountable,” February 12, 2009), the Texas Legislators, who were quoted, misstated the current debate when they said, “The SBOE continues to engage in narrow theological debate about the validity of evolution.” These…

Oy vey

Antisemitism is alive and well, and filling my e-mail box. A fellow thinks I am “naive” in regard to the Jews, and links to “Sweet Liberty“, Jack Mohr, and Michael Hoffman.

More on Maciel

John Zmirak, Blood from a Stone. Via Rod Dreher, who quotes this passage: Since the market he served was orthodox Catholics, Father Maciel made sure he delivered them the goods that they were seeking. He didn’t transform the Legion into a network of pedophiles but kept his vices secret. He plundered the heritage of orthodox…

John Calvin @ 500

Jean Cauvin was born July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France. Known to history as Jean or John Calvin, he was one of the founding fathers of the Reformed movement within Protestantism.  I’m re-reading T. H. L. Parker’s biography, which I’d recommend. Here are some links: GetReligion on the Dutch celebration Calvin500.org Calvin500 blog

The ELCA & Sex: Again

Pastor Zip awaits the release today (to pastors) of the latest draft of an ELCA sexuality study. The rest of the world will get it tomorrow. … the question remains, “Will we be presented with anything worth 7 years of work?” I’m not holding my breath. Which is really quite sad.

The Pope and Pelosi

Pope Benedict didn’t excommunicate Nancy Pelosi (contrary to the hopes and dreams of Fr. Thomas Euteneuer)–but he did give her a lecture (she was not even standing barefoot in the snow). “Following the General Audience the Holy Father briefly greeted Mrs Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, together with her entourage.…