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Wednesday, November 19, 2014


- Pope Francis calls for peace after series of Jerusalem attacks. My friend Dina has a post mentioning the recent violence in Jerusalem - The trip from hell

- Oliver Sacks writes about Night of the Ginkgo

- Reading the rather creepy New Affirmation on Marriage from a Vatican traditionalist conference on complementarity in marriage. Apparently those who adopt children don't have "real" families ... Why do weddings still move us? We do not become emotional when business partners strike a deal. We shed no tears at a friendly handshake. We feel no such joy to hear of “casual” mating. A wedding is different. Here stand a man and woman, entering together into a new life. And yet it is more than this. They are about to enter the generations. Their union proclaims life: their parents and grandparents still live within them. Humankind lives within them. The cultures and creeds of the world live within them. They are there—in the blood ...

- See the trailer for a film on the Vatican Museums (3D) ...


Blogger Dina said...

Nice of the Pope but too bad the terrorists do not care what he says.
It gets worse. See

9:54 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Sorry, Dina. It is a terrible situation that just seems to get worse.

10:07 AM  

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