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New Oxford Notes: November 2007

The 'Signs of the Times' Have Passed Them By

Traditional Catholics know which way the wind is blowing. How brutal for the Vatican II-niks! The "signs of the times" have passed them by.

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Ordinary & Extraordinary

The Tridentine Latin Mass is extraordinary, from another source, from the outside world -- it takes one Heavenward.

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'Let Us All Practice Charity'

Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J., of Georgetown University says, "Where there are groups that want [the Tridentine Mass], it's going to be a real pain in the neck."

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The Woeful Plight of Iraqi Christians

Christians in Iraq are perceived as being allied with the foreign occupiers, but the Americans provide no special protection for them.

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The Narco-State

"When the Taliban banned poppy cultivation in 2000, opium production declined by 94 percent. But after the Taliban fell.... cultivation has exploded...."

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Definitely Not a Political Theorist

Cardinal Ratzinger "has given some popular currency to the phrase 'the dictatorship of relativism.' The true relativist...would have nothing to dictate to anyone."

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Michael Newdow, the atheist who almost succeeded in having the words "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance, is wielding his made-up church as a weapon in his legal battle against God.