“The only threat the Church can and must fear is the sin of her members.”
Not-so-new blog but just recently discovered — Ius Honorarium — by a Catholic-turned-“professed agnostic, then atheist” – turned Orthodox (for seven years) – and finally, a revert to the Catholic faith. Interests include Orthodox-Catholic relations, “traditionalists”, Leo Strauss, St. Thomas Aquinas / Thomist philosophy, Catholic social thought, political philosophy, Michael Burleigh (English historian), etc. — truly, a blog I could read for hours.
- Islamists kill dozens in Nigeria Christmas bombs Islamist militants set off bombs across Nigeria on Christmas Day – three targeting churches including one that killed at least 27 people – raising fears that they are trying to ignite sectarian civil war.
- Muslim Persecution of Christians: November 2011 by Raymond Ibrahim. Hudson New York. December 21, 2011
- Vaclav Havel, Former Czech President, Dies at 75 New York Times
- Vaclav Havel, dissident playwright and former Czech president, dies Washington Post)
- World reacts to death of Vaclav Havel (CBS News)
- Confronting Truth: Václav Havel’s courage National Review Symposium. National Review Online gathers experts to discuss the impact of his life on history and the lessons he taught about protest and leadership.
- Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World: How the Velvet Underground and Václav Havel built a blueprint for toppling totalitarians and other censors Reason.com
- Havel, Kafka and Us, by Michael Ledeen.
- “Forgetting We Are Not God”, by Vaclav Havel. First Things March 1995.
- Reading List: Havel and Beyond, by David Remnick. (New Yorker):
“In the spirit of the season, and in honor of Vaclav Havel, what follows is a top-ten list, the first entry being Havel’s greatest hits, and the rest books and writers whom Havel admired—contemporaries or near contemporaries who lived in the same region and under similar regimes. They, like Havel, are men and women who lived, and wrote, within the truth.”
- Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely, Dies at 62, by William Grimes. New York Times
- In Memoriam, my courageous brother Christopher, 1949-2011, by Peter Hitchens.
- Postscript: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011, by Christopher Buckley. The New Yorker 12/16/11.
- On the Death of Christopher Hitchens: 1949-2011. R.I.P., by Ron Radosh.
- “Goodbye, Mr. Hitchens”, by Victor Davis Hanson. National Review 01/03/12.
- Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) by Edward Feser.
- Photos: In Memoriam of Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 Beginning with his roiling soixante-huitard days—picketing and protesting; joining up with the Labour Club at Oxford—to his raucous and even law-breaking assignments for this magazine, Christopher Hitchens’s life in photographs is a freewheeling and spirited adventure. From Hitch, we would expect no less.
- R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens, by James Martin, SJ. America
- “Trial of the Will”, by Christopher Hitchens. Vanity Fair January 2012.