Friday, August 3, 2012

This Week's Headlines

As another week comes to an end, this is your chance to top off your glass with a final helping of news, current events, and just plain interesting stuff that may not have made into the mainstream media. A chance to linger for a few more moments before we close the door on the week. Below are some links to articles, blogs, and miscellaneous happenings that caught my eye over the past few days. Sample what you like - I'll serve up more next Friday...

Very busy this week...not much time to blog. So here's a short list. Feel free to add any interesting articles in the comments.

First, this from TheBigPulpit: WED. SPECIAL: Chick-fil-A Tolerance Day

The Mark of The Beast and Chick-Fil-A - [This was perhaps my favorite piece written during the whole Chick-fil-A controversy.]

There can be no compromise on same-sex ‘marriage’ - "Since most liberals and even some conservatives, it seems, apparently have no understanding at all of the conjugal conception of marriage as a one-flesh union — not even enough of a grasp to consciously consider and reject it — they uncritically conceive marriage as sexual-romantic domestic partnership, as if it just couldn’t possibly be anything else."

Some cold water for your chicken sandwich and waffle fries - "What we’re seeing is an authentically liberal backlash against a budding ersatz-liberal totalitarianism.  However, we have to wonder if the backlash has enough staying power to open up space for traditional-marriage supporters to be heard."

4 Failures in the Chick-Fil-A Controversy - "In light of the Chick-Fil-A controversy, I now realize modern man is almost incapable of distinguishing between these four things..."

My favorite pic of the week...

Democrats plan to include gay ‘marriage’ in new party platform - [Uuum... The only surprise here is that some Catholics still vote for Democrats.]

President Obama says he’s a Christian. So why don’t people believe him?  - "Indeed, how believable is it that Barrack Obama, a man who battled to prevent the passage of legislation requiring that infants born alive after an abortion be given care, is even remotely inspired by the Gospels? It was hardly believable when he ran in 2008, and it’s even less believable today, after four years of bitter experience."

Determining the top candidates for papacy - [Perhaps a bit early...but interesting nonetheless.]

Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty - [I am posting this article for two reasons: 1) It is authored by Fr.Z, and I think he's awesome, 2) because of the following line:...] "Why is it that everything from a pile of dog turd to a new copies of classical artworks are being produced and sold as ‘art’."

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