Iranian President under fire again
By Bob Stewart
A picture of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad consoling the 78-year-old mother of deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez at his funeral has Iranian holy clerics in an uproar. In this incident he violated the Iranian ban on touching an unrelated woman. This is not the first time Ahmadinejad has offended the Iranian clerics. In fact, it is just the most recent in a long line of serious transgressions. (See story and picture here: http://tinyurl.com/bcoz2jh )
10 December 2010 – Ahmadinejad ate food at an event hosted by Nelson Mandela. The food itself was acceptable, but consuming the property of an orphan is not. Mandela was raised as a ward of the state.
The Papal Conclave Conference
Monday 11 March 2013
6:00am Registration. Coffee, tea & consecrated crumpets
7:00am Holy Mass with record-breaking homily attempt by Eduardo Cardinal Martinez Somalo
10:00-10:50am Holy Seminars
Archbishop Paolo Pezzi: “Disguising your handwriting for the Papal voting ballot” (John Paul II Exhibit Hall A)
Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto: “Women: Is there even a remote chance they will ever be qualified to celebrate the Mass?” (Clement X Hall)
Bishop Thomas Olmsted: “American Catholics: Should we just tell them they only have to come to church on Christmas and Easter?” (Saint Pontian Auditorium)
What the Phillies need to do to get into the playoffs
By Bob Stewart
With this day off it is a good time to take a look at the rest of the Phils season. They have signed Cole Hamels instead of trading him for picks and prospects. They believe they can contend for at least the new wild card spot for the fifth best team in the league. But with so many teams in front of them, the question is: how do they get there?