Friday, September 17, 2004

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Requiescat in Pace

NYPD Detective Patrick Rafferty, 39

NYPD Detective Robert Parker, 43

"The partners were slain when a career criminal allegedly grabbed Parker's gun and shot them in the chest in East Flatbush. "

Police find man they say carjacked vehicle in Massapequa with toddler inside

This is very close to home.
Newsday Drops Bomb, Falls To 18th Among Dailies

"Prepare for more surprises. Tribune's new figures for Newsday and Hoy regard the circulation numbers for the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2003 and the six-month period ending March 31, 2004. But the Press investigation suggests the fraud goes back more than a decade and that the newspapers' final circulation revision will eclipse even Tribune's most recent restatement. "

The Long Island Press is enjoying exposing the dishonesty and corruption at Newsday. I am enjoying this also. This paper is incredibly anti-Catholic and I am glad to see them fall. The only reason Newsday has the circulation it has is because it is a monopoly here on Long Island. There is no other daily paper and this island has a population of 2 million well-educated readers.
You know you are a Catholic Nerd when you spend 30 minutes on the elliptical machine at the gym because the TV in front of it is showing Robert George on CSPAN II. He was giving a speech at Ave Maria Law School and it was difficult to hear him over the booming music, but the speech was on politics and the Catholic Church. He is now doing Q & A.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004


"Under a new clause added to handbooks distributed last week at the archdiocese's 289 schools in Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island and upstate, students and parents must agree to not sue the archdiocese, their parish or school over disciplinary and academic measures such as expulsion or being held back."

This is much ado about nothing. At my Catholic high school students and parents have to sign a statement saying they read the student handbook. The handbook is sent to every student every year and unless they have that signed card the first day, the student would not be allowed to take classes.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Grieving a fallen Marine

"In a homily during a funeral at St. Agnes Cathedral, in Rockville Centre, the Rev. James Williams lauded Winchester as a "real man," who demonstrated moral courage by backing up his convictions with actions, and not just empty promises."

"I liken his sacrifice to that of Jesus," said Williams, Chaminade's president, who was Winchester's religion teacher during the Marine's first year in high school."