Monthly Archives: April 2005

THE REAL BENEDICT XVI

I am rarely moved to tears by anything. Maybe half a dozen times in my entire life, and, I don’t think, ever, by the printed word. This article moved me to tears. Excerpt: In February, 2004, we attend Cardinal Ratzinger’s … Continue reading

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HOMILY FROM POPE BENEDICT’S INSTALLATION

This absolutely blew me away. Go read it. Here’s a taste: If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are … Continue reading

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SWEET

Did you enjoy “Napoleon Dynamite“? Do you have $100,000 lying around, waiting to be spent? Today is your lucky day.

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WEIGEL ON B16

Terrific piece by George Weigel about Pope Benedict. Here’s a taste: Benedict XVI has long been concerned that the West risks the possibility of a new Dark Age. What he described in a sermon on the day before his election … Continue reading

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JEFFERSON STREET CHRONICLES, PART II

Today’s topic will touch on a question JSN asked me via email: “I’d be interested in how you made your conversion to Roman Catholicism and how it, and some of the the church’s strict doctrines play out with your Libertarian … Continue reading

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THE REAL B16

Benedict XVI known for love of cats, conversation.

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NEW BLOG

Thoughts of an Army Gal is written by a young lady I had the privilege of teaching, lo the many years ago, when she was a fifth grader. Now, she’s a bright, dedicated, awesome adult. She’s only 19, yet, she … Continue reading

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JEFFERSON STREET CHRONICLES, PART I

There is an increasingly fascinating discussion on religion going on between my former college roomies and myself. It is going on partly via email, and partly via the posts and comments on this here lil’ blog. I’m going to make … Continue reading

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VIVA PAPA BENEDICT

I couldn’t be happier with the selection the Cardinals have made. If you’re puzzled or pissed off about the selection, I want you to do one thing for me. Don’t believe the stereotypes about this man. Judge for yourself by … Continue reading

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AP OR ONION?

We haven’t run this feature much on DaveTown lately (and when I say ‘we’, I mean, of course, me), but it seems the time is about right for another episode of America’s favorite weblog gameshow: AP OR ONION? You remember … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

From Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s wonderful book, Salt of the Earth: The loss of joy does not make the world better — and, conversely, refusing joy for the sake of suffering does not help those who suffer. The contrary is true. … Continue reading

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POPE AS WORLD LEADER

A Mr. Randy Harris of Greensboro, NC writes in and says, “Hey, Dave, talk about the Pope as a world leader”. We’re always happy to take requests here at DaveTown. Though, truthfully, this is only the second one. But nonetheless, … Continue reading

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WHITHER TURKSON

Fr. Hamilton requested that I give some rationale for my support of Cdl. Appiah Turkson of Ghana. First, he’s young. Younger even than John Paul the Great was when he was elected. I reject as silly this notion that we … Continue reading

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JUST FOR THE RECORD

When and if the College of Cardinals call to ask my opinion, or if they happen to be checking in on Catholic Ragemonkey and somehow hit the link for this blog, this is who I want for the next Pope.

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THE LAST SANE MAN

With the passing of the Pope, I fear, we’ve lost the last sane man. By that I mean we no longer have a public figure who we can count on to be a beacon of reasonableness in what can only … Continue reading

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