KNUT TO KEEP NUTS

From THE LOCAL (Germany): Three years after Knut the polar bear become famous around the world, the Berlin Zoo announced on Monday he was grown-up enough to become its “stud” for breeding. Thomas Dörflein, the zookeeper who raised Knut by … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

AN ARROGANCE OF MONKS

From TYPICALLY SPANISH: More than 100 people demonstrated outside the doors of the village church in Rabanal del Camino in León on Sunday, demanding that two local Bendictine monks leave the local San Salvador del Monte Irago Monastery. The protestors … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

AROUND THE BLOGS

Jan’s essay, “Did Consumerism Ruin The Institutional Church?” posted at A CHURCH FOR STARVING ARTISTS, is very good – well worth a read. *** Adrian has posted an essay at PLURALIST SPEAKS with some thoughts about why celibate priests abuse. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]