The Bible

Lent starts tomorrow with Clean Monday (yeah, the two calendars are at opposite extremes this year!). Thomas Hopko often suggests a Lenten book or reading list on his podcast. He offered that up last week. I forget the book he suggested; it didn't interest me, but before he got to his suggestion, he said that …

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Mark Salter, Maureen Dowd, and Bishops

Generally speaking I like Mark Salter, who is a frequent contributor to Real Clear Politics, but his latest article defending the Roman Catholic Church from the likes of Maureen Dowd and her ilk rather misses the point. Salter offers up the standard gratuitous perspectives (he disagrees with some of the Church's teachings, the Church deserves …

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