Saturday, September 03, 2005

William H. Rhenquist - Requiescat in Pace

With another SCOTUS opening for President Bush to fill, Hurricane Left-Wing Screaming Attack has just been upgraded to Level 5 and is fast approaching land.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Long Gaps of Silence

Sorry about it, but combined with work and my obsession with setting people right on the bulletin boards at a certain singles website that I actually to paid to join, I just haven't had an opportunity to post anything here. Fear not, though, my faithful 2 or 3 readers, I'm not going anywhere, and this blog will remain "active" for the indefinite future.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Underground Bishop in China Dies

The fact that Monsignor Xie was ordained in 1949 really says something about his level of commitment to the Church love of Christ. That is the year, of course, that China became a Communist state.

The bishop of Mingdong was 88 when he succumbed to leukaemia on Thursday.

Vatican Radio said that Monsignor Xie was first arrested in 1955 because of his loyalty and obedience to the Pope.


Monsignor Xie served four separate prison terms and according to the Vatican was kept under surveillance by the authorities until his death.

The Vatican praised him as a "courageous witness to Christ".

Monsignor Xie was ordained in 1949 and became a bishop 1984.