What, I asked Lorenzi, caught the pope’s interest? “Italian politics,” Lorenzi said. “And Formula One racing.” Read more, on the 25th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul I, the “forgotten” pope.
“Progress, education, democracy and human rights were all concepts that Sir Wilfred deplored.” One of the last great explorers of the 20th century has died. If you haven’t read Wilfred Thesiger’s Arabian Sands, now is a good time to get in one last summer book before Labor Day. God rest his soul.
Jay Fitzgerald is exactly right about the murder of ex-priest John Geoghan: “Why was Geoghan booked in a maximum-security prison, from the outset, with all the other physically dangerous prisoners? Was he dumped there because he was psychologically assessed as a potential threat? Was he there because of overcrowding at other facilities? Was he there… Continue reading
About those weapons of mass destruction:
Wow. What’s Pat Buchanan been drinking lately? Coffee? He actually makes good sense in this piece.