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Archive for March 3rd, 2012

Icon of the Ladder of Divine Ascent, by Nikolai Tsai

Icon of the Ladder of Divine Ascent, by Nikolai Tsai

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Fearmongering has a long history:

“Were we wrong? I have lived through two global conflicts: the west against Russian communism and now the west against political Islam. The latter was caused by western leaders exaggerating a threat from a tiny group of terrorists to win popularity in war. But the former? Surely the cold war was a good war, a Manichean struggle between competing visions of how to order humanity. If not, then it must have been one of the great mistakes of all time, and a horrific waste of resources.”

More, from The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/01/islamism-ignorance-cold-war

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Seeking God

Here is a new documentary on the Monks of Norcia, a new Benedictine community in Norcia, Italy, the place of St Benedict’s birth. My young friend Dominic Hayden, now Brother Evagrius, son of my friends Mark and Christina Hayden, is to profess his final vows this summer…

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