Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center

Paper Clippings, more than a classical blog, is a service providing valuable reading material in order to help readers reach a judgment about current affairs. Comments and discussion are more than welcome.

Monday
Sep252006

Virtual life, real violence

All that is required to make people crazy is detachment from reality. But what can attract them back to it?

Friday
Sep222006

Peculiar survival

The Economist is clearly disappointed that Christianity has not yet completely disappeared in England. It is certainly getting close, for reasons explained by Christian Order (take it with a pinch of salt: in spite of the collapse of the Church in England, it is likely that not ALL British bishops are terminally incompetent and/or corrupt).

Friday
Sep222006

New rich

Going for the bourgeois life in China.

Friday
Sep222006

Craven is the word

Charles Krauthammer tells it as it is, especially regarding the shameful behavior of the Western media (NYTimes, BBC etc.) Along the same lines see Gerard Baker.

Thursday
Sep212006

More debate not less

R.M. Gerecht puts together a reasonable overview of the whole Pope/Islam discussion.

Wednesday
Sep202006

Where things stand

A rather informative speech by Bernard Lewis.

Monday
Sep182006

More on the Pope

An editorial from the New York Sun. On the same topic, a column for National Review.

Saturday
Sep162006

We refuse to link it

One among the many pieces on the Pope/Islam controversy.
This one at least quotes some good people (Fr. Samir and Mario Mauro). Unfortunately they also quote today's grotesque editorial from the New York Times...

Saturday
Sep162006

Why not?

An update on embryo eugenics.

Thursday
Sep142006

An awakening

As you will recall Melanie Phillips used to be the stereotypical liberal British commentator (and she is also Jewish).

Thursday
Sep142006

Time to reflect

It is becoming ever more clear that foreign policy today asks for a deep reflection about who we are and what we want.

Tuesday
Sep122006

Full breadth of reason

Today the Pope gave a memorable speech that summarizes the challenge of the Church to our time.


The West has long been endangered by this aversion to the questions which underlie its rationality, and can only suffer great harm thereby. The courage to engage the whole breadth of reason, and not the denial of its grandeur – this is the programme with which a theology grounded in Biblical faith enters into the debates of our time.

NB: "Persian" is an euphemism for "Muslim." The directness of his critique of Islam is also unprecedented.

Monday
Sep112006

Take it easy

We hope certain US and Israeli politicians read this.

Monday
Sep112006

A moment of truth

Among the many 9/11 editorials, the one by James Carrol does capture a bit of how 9/11 briefly forced people to look at life more truthfully.

Saturday
Sep092006

So?

This article raises a true question but very much fails to provide an answer.