Thursday, January 01, 2004

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Marketing Etiquette

Anybody know whether attorneys ever buy advertising space in a parish bulletin? Would it be too crass?
Adios Sacto

Today marked my final day as a resident of the northern portion of the central valley of California. After 2 1/2 years of enduring some of the most extreme hot and cold weather in my life, I'm off to the Bay Area to open up my own law practice. The idea is to focus on employment law, but the need to generate some revenue may force me to do some "slip and fall" cases.

One thing I will miss about Sacto, however, is St. Stephen's parish, which is run by the Fraternal Society of St. Peter and exclusively celebrates the Tridentine Latin Mass. Thanks, though, to the power of the Internet, I was able to find St. Margaret Mary in Oakland which offers the Tridentine Mass once every Sunday.
The "We Hate Christianity Judicial Tour" Rolls On

The Muslim version of Michael Newdow may get his day in front of the SCOTUS, which in case you already didn't know, begins its sessions with the proclamation of "God save the United States and this honorable Court.

Since 1894, Mississippi's flag has contained the Confederate battle emblem, a blue X with 13 whites stars over a field of red. Experts differ on whether the X in the Confederate battle emblem is the St. Andrew's Cross.

David Sansing, professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi, said Monday that people have claimed erroneously for years that the cross is the St. Andrew's Cross.

"What is in the Confederate battle flag is a blue saltier. The St. Andrew's Cross is a white diagonal cross on a blue field," Sansing said. "The man who designed the (Confederate battle) flag makes no reference to the St. Andrew's Cross."

Monday, December 29, 2003

Religious Liberty Year in Review

The article here provides a pretty decent summary. Although there's been some victories, I'd say that in the near future, things are going to get worse for First Amendment jurisprudence before they get better. This will especially be the case if Bush doesn't win reelection and get all of his appellate court nominations approved.

Maybe I'm being a little uptight, but this just doesn't seem to be the kind of picture that a parish should be using to promote its young adults group.

A Day After the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Moloch is alive and well for 2004, as a federal District Court judge in New Hampshire declares that requiring parents to be notified of their daughter's intent to obtain an abortion is unconstitutional.