Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

A remarkable “terrorist”. From Johnny Hopper: His War against the Germans, by Robert Wernick:

A priest who had a great influence on him when he was a little boy had drilled two rules into him: Never complain. Never give up.

In the morning the guard who brought him his food [in the Fresnes prison] took one look at him, and silently gave him double rations. Some days later he spotted a ladder which had been carelessly left in a corridor, and since he could use his fingers again he figured a way to use the ladder to get over the prison wall and out into the suburban streets where he knew he could find a friendly door not too many blocks away. But to get to the ladder he would have to kill the guard, the only German who ever did a decent thing to him in all the years of the war, and somehow he could not do it, and by the time the guard had gone off duty the ladder had disappeared.

Read the whole article.


When Sunnites kill Shiites and Shiites kill Sunnites, does either side ask, Why do they hate us?

Man’s inhumanity to man, yes, and man’s ungodliness to God.

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Unless you enter and speak to me I cannot hear your word. If I hear your word I shall speak it to others.

And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
—Luke 10:31

Did you really weep before Padre Pio and remain silent? I hope you did not; but if you did, I would weep and remain silent with you.

Le Apparizioni e le anime del Purgatorio

The Apparitions and the Souls in Purgatory

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M and I went to the Stockade Inn in Schenectady for dinner and a presentation on arts and education. The presenter was Eric Booth. We sat at the table with him, Philip Morris, CEO of Proctor’s Theater, whose Education Program sponsored the occasion, his wife, a man and a woman from Middleburgh, and a lady named Goia, who is an avid theatregoer both at Proctors and in New York City. Several educators with whom M has worked were also there. Mr. Booth distinguished between art and entertainment and said that since the gap between art and the people is wider in our culture than in any previous culture, and since art is important (several reasons given), an intermediary between the two is vitally necessary.


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