What about Jesus?

What about Jesus?   He still remains an enigma after all of these centuriesespecially to the Church that claims to be founded by him. Jesus claimed over and over again that he was ben’ adam. and the Church nods, and looks upon Jesus as completely divine. Jesus taught us that the Divinity looks like himand he looks like any other Human. All the more reason, to love our brothers and sisters as we love ourselvesbecause Jesus has identified himself so closely to the “least among us.” For Jesus public prayer undergirds private prayernot the other way aroundas the Official Church...
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Cartoons by John Chuchman

Vatican Cafeteria Catholicism Yes, Pius XII deserves Sainthoodbecause what’s relevant is his relationship with Faith and God,NOT the political impact of his choices. Er . . . that does not apply to US and Canadian Politicansbeing excluded from the Eucharist!   Justice Can you imaginethe Irish Clergy expecting the same type of treatmentwe gave the American Bishops who got caught!   In search of the numbers The Key to the Religious Orders regaining their numbersis for them to withdraw from the real secular world as it is,and to dwell in the age in which their order was created,an age...
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Pat Tillman film stirs Sundance, ponders heroes

  PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – A documentary about U.S. football star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan, stirred Sundance Film Festival crowds recently with its look at what makes a hero. Tillman, who gave up a multimillion-dollar professional football career to enlist in the U.S. military in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001, became an instant symbol of American patriotic self-sacrifice after his death in 2004. First reported as dying to protect his comrades from Taliban guns, the military soon revised its account to say Tillman was killed by friendly fire...
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Zionism, Alan Hart, volumes I and II, Clarity Press, Atlanta, 2009. reviewed by Reuell Amdur

  These two volumes are a vital exposition of Zionist history and its interface with diplomacy and the Israel-Arab conflict, up until the assassination of President Kennedy.  Alan Hart promises another volume, perhaps two, and one looks forward to their publication. These volumes are valuable for various reasons.  There is the detailed analysis of archives, memoirs, diaries, and historical accounts and records.  Then there is the fact that Hart himself had close personal contact with some of the prime actors. He went beyond being just a reporter.  Hart had the role of...
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The 20 Best Socially Conscious Movies of the Decade

  2009 was a record year at the box office, but there are those who worry that Hollywood has gone into decline over the last decade. Moviegoers are reportedly much more interested in gimmicks than substance, and people supposedly would rather watch talking robots than talking humans, let alone stories about the human condition. But the oughts turned out to be a vibrant decade for politically and culturally enlightened movies, after all. The last 10 years were abundant with films that pushed limits and attacked real issues in real time. The documentary and the foreign film both gained...
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