Odd Message

I had a very odd message on my home phone tonight from someone with a Scottish accent, I think. I couldn’t tell whether it was fake or genuine, and I couldn’t make out exactly what he was saying. It sounded like he was ringing about his sister. I had, I think he was saying, linked to something that said …

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Sts Peter and Paul

A magnificent homily from Pope Benedict XVI on Friday morning. A couple of paragraphs: Christian tradition has always considered Saint Peter and Saint Paul to be inseparable: indeed, together, they represent the whole Gospel of Christ. In Rome, their bond as brothers in the faith came to acquire a particular significance. Indeed, the Christian community …

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Global Warming Causes Everything

If you haven’t visited it lately, Dr John Brignell’s numberwatch site has a great list of everything so far blamed on global warming. Over six hundred links listing everything from AIDS to haggis to lampreys to feminised turtles to women cheating on vacation. Of course, global warming hasn’t caused any of these things, because the world hasn’t warmed at all …

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