The Inn at the End of the World
"[A] man . . .the other day pointed out that I was never bored. I hadn’t thought of that before, but it’s true: I’m never bored. I’m appalled, horrified, angered, but never bored. The world appears to me so infinite in its variety that many lifetimes could not exhaust its interest. So long as you can still be surprised, you have something to be thankful for." -Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Nigerian bishop: US won’t help us fight Boko Haram because of their population control agenda in Africa
Disappointed, but not surprised.
A Catholic bishop in Nigeria is charging that the US government’s dedication to population control and pro-homosexual “cultural imperialism” in Africa is the reason that the Obama administration is dragging its heels in offering military support for the fight against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo told the online Catholic magazine Aleteia that there is “a complicity also in the West in what is happening.”
“I take it all back to the agenda of population control,” he told Aleteia’s Diane Montagna. The bishop’s interview took place as Rome and the Italian government stepped up security measures amidst threats by Islamic militants.
Read the rest.
(Couldn't the headline also read "Obama Wants Fewer Blacks"? Interesting world.)
Their Last Words: "Lord Jesus Christ"
The brother of two of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered in Libya last week has thanked their killers for including the men's declaration of faith in the video they made of their beheadings.
Speaking on a live prayer and worship programme on Christian channel SAT-7 ARABIC yesterday, Beshir Kamel said that he was proud of his brothers Bishoy Estafanos Kamel (25) and Samuel Estafanos Kamel (23) because they were "a badge of honour to Christianity".
Harrowing scenes of the murders have been seen around the world. The last words of some of those killed were "Lord Jesus Christ".
More here. . . although you might want to push the mute button on your pc before you go there and avoid the annoying video advert in the corner.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Just in Case
It doesn't seem likely that anyone who bothers to stop by this little corner of the 'net hasn't already seen this at Rorate Cæli and a few other places, but I suppose it's possible.
So just in case, this bit of news in the continuing passion of the Franciscans of the Immaculate is worth linking.
"Justice has been done!" it ends. Well. Some justice, to be sure. So much as the secular courts can give anyway. But there's more to be done. Maybe even some mercy.
("Mercy". Hmmm. Where've I heard that before?)
[ADDENDUM: The plot thickens: no apology, but a contradiction of the above. Rorate Cæli publishes it here.]
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Some Piping for the Weekend
Padraig McGovern playing more regulators than, well, anyone. Leo Rowsome used to go to town on the regulators but I never saw him do it only heard recordings; don't know if he did it like this. This is gorgeous stuff regardless.
[Tnx to Pete Stewart and the LBPS FB site for pointing out this video.]
Labels: Uilleann Pipes