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Notes from Two Anonymous Friends

March 8, 2006

These are just two of the many responses I received from people who read First Things' response to my letter in their March issue. These two friends are not anonymous to me, but I refrain from using their names because of their high profile in the Catholic world and since I did not ask permission [...]

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“First Things” Responds

March 2, 2006

When Magazines Continue to Make Mistakes: Joseph Bottum & First Things Magazine Updated 3/5/06 1 PM EST First Things finally published my letter to the editor along with a few other responses. I had written in response to their article that misrepresented me and my website. I have forgiven them for their misrepresentation and shoddy response. [...]

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New Photos

December 10, 2005

I have added new photos at the bottom of my Home Page. Notice especially the picture of the rainbow over Bethlehem (click on the small image to see it larger). I rented a flock of sheep outside Bethlehem and we were filming our “shepherd segment.” It was a magic moment and the rainbow hung there for over an [...]

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Karl Keating on “First Things” — No Punches Withheld

December 7, 2005

I love Karl Keating's weekly e-Letter. It is always orthodox, punchy, humorous, and on target. If you don't subscribe, you should. I especially like his second article in the letter this week. Take a look by clicking here.

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“Against the Grain” Blogsite

December 4, 2005

I was just notified of a great blog article discussing the “First Things” article God and the Internet. Not only does Christopher the Blogger have insightful comments, but he links it to many other blogs discussing Last's poorly researched and written article. Click here to check it out. By the way, I bookmarked this blog as [...]

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Search Away!!

December 3, 2005

  I am happy to announce an addition to the search capabilities from my Home Page. We have added a marvelous Catholic Dictionary by Fr. John Hardon. It is simple to use, quick, and very orthodox and full of information from the Bible and Catholic teaching. For example, if you look up the “Immaculate Conception,” [...]

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How Did A Shoddy Article Get in “First Things”? Humm!

December 1, 2005

I asked myself, how did an article like this make it into a normally reputable magazine like First Things? I had just started reading the article and was disappointed from the beginning. Even before I saw my name mentioned I thought the author was a whiner with little new to say other than to rehash [...]

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Steve Ray’s “hawking products”: Letter from the Philippines

November 30, 2005

Copy of an unsolicited letter I received today. Dear Editor of First Things: I would like to react to the article (God on the Internet) of Mr. Jonathan Last about his cheap shot to the integrity of Mr. Stephen Ray.  Mr. Ray is a friend and an honorary member of the Defensores Fidei Foundation in [...]

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Update on First Things

November 30, 2005

As of this morning, Joseph Bottum, new editor at First Things,  has ignored my basic question — will there be an apology to me and the good folks maligned by his magazine? I have asked at least three times — and though we have corresponded back and forth a good number of times — he [...]

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When Magazines Make Mistakes

November 29, 2005

A friend alerted me to an article in First Things magazine entitled God and the Internet written by an on-line editor for the Weekly Standard named Jonathan Last. I have never heard of him, but that is beside the point. He took a cheap shot at my website. Here is what he said in his [...]

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Stuck in Un-cyberworld

July 19, 2005

You get so used to fast internet connections! Wow, what a surprise! I just spent the last five days up in the woods of northern Michigan with my wife's family. I expected to have at least dial-up connections to keep my blog updated but — alas, we we back in the Dark Ages. I couldn't [...]

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Our Discussion Board is Now Famous :-)

July 2, 2005

A Forum-rating service has decided to list our Catholic Message Board on their big site. I just received this e-mail today even though I never submitted it for review (thanks to whomever did submit it): “The forum you submitted to Forumlibrary has been approved. You can access the listing via this URL: http://www.forumlibrary.com/catholic-message-board.html. Thank you [...]

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