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Friday, September 15, 2006
Holy Father speaks truth to terror

Oremus pro Beatissimo Papa nostro Benedicto. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

CNN International: Islam row raises pope safety fears

India Times: Pope a "medieval crusader" in India

Parapundit (note to self: must link this guy): Pope Benedict criticizes Muslim holy war. Noteworthy subhed: "Unwillingness to call Islam religion of peace puts Pontiff ahead of George W. Bush in public honesty."

Diogenes counter-clarifies a Vatican "spokesman's" "clarifications"

Laodicea: We love you, Benedict XVI!

Mundus Johanni: In defense of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

The Emperor Manuel II Paleologos quote (or, if you like: "The Emperor Manolo, he say:"):
Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.

Manuel II Paleologos


Relapsed Catholic (long overdue to be linked -- forgive me!): Farewell, warrior: Oriana Fallaci dies of cancer