Why Does The Church …?

A selection from some patient and thoughtful replies by Mark Shea to an enquirer at his blog Catholic and Enjoying It!: 1. Do you believe women should be ordained into the Catholic priesthood? The question is not whether they should be, but whether they can be. And the Church has already given its answer: She lacks …

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Hope

Just found this quote, and thought it was worth sharing. We cannot absolutely prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days.  But so said all before us, and with just as much apparent reason …  On what principle is it …

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Sideshow Bob

Tim Wilson has a delightful piece at The Punch, cross-posted at the IPA, which explores a day in the life of Carbon Bob. Bob’s a model citizen and busy man trying to save the world from the hundreds of big bad carbon polluters required by law to report their environmental vandalism to the government. Tim’s …

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Mouse Plague

We have a bit of a mouse plague on Kangaroo Island at the moment. I caught four last night – three with traditional traps, and one by hurling the cat in its general direction. But after reading this story from the New York Times, I have been expecting an unwelcome knock on the door: The …

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Quackery At Australian Pharmacies

I guess most people have noticed that pharmacies seem to be expanding the range of their stock to include jewelry, perfume, lollies, etc. It seems redundant, but if it works for them, why not? But the core of their business is health related products, and most fundamentally, the dispensing of prescription medications. Pharmacists are well …

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