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Happy Birthday John Milton (you don’t look a day over 375)!

Tomorrow, December 9th, John Milton would have turned 400 years old. As a result, Milton aficionados around the world are celebrating in various appropriately literary ways. Milton, who died in 1674, was an English writer, whose poetry was known for its pastoral and religious imagery. While he is most famous today for poetry, Milton also […]

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Rare Fragment of Gospel of John Up For Grabs

A rare, large fragment of papyrus with Greek writing of what is either the first or second oldest copy of the Gospel of John is up for sale this month, and likely to bring up to $460,000. The fragment is believed to date to 200 AD, less than 170 years after the crucifixion of Christ, […]

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Ian McEwan attacks Islam

I’m not sure Ian McEwan is barking up the right tree here after defending Martin Amis (who is clearly bonkers) and attacking Islam. The Independent has the story. “A dear friend had been called a racist,” he (McEwan) said. “As soon as a writer expresses an opinion against Islamism, immediately someone on the left leaps […]

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Vatican versus Angels and Demons

The Vatican has banned the makers of Angels and Demons from filming in its grounds or any church in Rome, describing the work as “an offence against God” reports The Times of London. Nice work your Holiness – let’s lay that book of dubious quality to rest. Father Marco Fibbi, a spokesman for the Diocese […]

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Best of the Bible

Cliff Richard – once labelled at Britain’s answer to Elvis in the 1950s – lists his favourite Bible stories in The Times. I suppose I like Jonah and the Whale. Imagine being stuck in a whale’s stomach for a few days? That would learn yer for disobeying the Lord and certainly an innovative punishment. Last […]

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Anne Rice interview

The Catholic Explorer has an interview with Anne Rice – author of Interview With the Vampire

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The Shack

USA Today tells me The Shack is the latest smash hit from the religion section. A little novel written by an Oregon salesman and self-published by two former pastors with a $300 marketing budget is lighting up USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list with a wrenching parable about God’s grace. First-time author William P. Young’s book […]

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Richard Dawkins’ interview

Douglas Todd, a religion and spirituality reporter for the Vancouver Sun, was supposed to interview touted atheist Richard Dawkins (author of the God Delusion). However Dawkins refused to do the interview. Eventually an interview was arranged with a different reporter. You would think that someone like Dawkins would be just itching to get into it […]

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