A Big Blind Spot (From “Dads Protecting Daughters”)

Sunday, June 14, 2009 \PM\.\Sun\.

Here is an announcement I wrote for my Facebook Cause “Dads Protecting Daughters”):

In creating this cause (Dads Protecting Daughters) to protect my daughters (and son), I thought of it as primarily addressing the threats from the outside- the political/cultural/economic ones. But recently I had a skin cancer scare (should be ok- surgery is June 17 appreciate your prayers).

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Saving the Flag

Sunday, June 14, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air reminds us of the above story which is worth remembering on Flag Day.

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Flag Day

Sunday, June 14, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

On June 14 we celebrate Flag Day — to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

Read the proclamation of President Obama on Flag Day and National Flag Week (June 11, 2009).

A Coup in Iran?

Sunday, June 14, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

Gary Sick provides a rundown of recent events, prompting the question: has their been a political coup in Iran?

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Corpus Christi

Sunday, June 14, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

A fitting video for the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Back in the 1970s, when there was a lot of liturgical innovation going on, Dorothy Day invited a young priest to celebrate mass at the Catholic Worker. He decided to do something that he thought was relevant and hip. He asked Dorothy if she had a coffee cup he could borrow. She found one in the kitchen and brought it to him. And, he took that cup and used it as the chalice to celebrate mass.

When it was over, Dorothy picked up the cup, found a small gardening tool, and went to the backyard. She knelt down, dug a hole, kissed the coffee cup, and buried it in the earth.

With that simple gesture, Dorothy Day showed that she understood something that so many of us today don’t: she knew that Christ was truly present in something as ordinary as a ceramic cup. And that it could never be just a coffee cup again.

She understood the power and reality of His presence in the blessed sacrament. …

(Read the rest of Deacon Greg Kandra’s Homily for June 14th, 2009: Corpus Christi / The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ).

The Caine Mutiny

Sunday, June 14, 2009 \AM\.\Sun\.

For my sins, perhaps, I have spent my career as an attorney.  Over the past 27 years I’ve done a fair number of trials, both bench and jury, and I am always on the lookout for good depictions of trials in films, and one of the best is The Caine Mutiny.  Based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk,  who served in the Navy as an officer in the Pacific during World War II, the movie addresses the question of what should, and should not, be done in a military organization when the man at the top of the chain of command is no longer in his right mind.

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