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Random Thoughts (23)

Sure, World War II had some bad sides to it. But at least it got the Oktoberfest suspended between 1939 and 1945. Many times as I entered Israel, I was questioned thoroughly about the origin of my last name by … Continue reading

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The Secret Nuclear Program of the Catholic Church

As I stood on top of the Bastion of Saint Remy and looked down over Cagliari, my sharp eyes noticed something suspicious. Can you spot it? Yes, there is a nuclear reactor in the middle of the city. Cleverly hidden in and … Continue reading

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6% or 7% – but definitely too many

The film Spotlight cited a study by Richard Sipe, according to which at least 6% of all Catholic priests are pedophiles and actively practice their “passion”. This was confirmed by the research of the Boston Globe. In my film review, I posed the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spotlight

The best film of the year. Continue reading

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The Pope in Britain. What kind of a “state visit” is this?

Much has been written about the costs of at least 12 million £ that British taxpayers will be stuck with for the “state visit” by the Pope to the UK in September 2010. The argument that British taxpayers should not … Continue reading

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“The Case of the Pope” by Geoffrey Robertson is a flawed case.

This week I attended a lecture at LSE by Geoffrey Robertson who was introducing his new book “The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse”, conveniently published just days before the Pope’s visit to Britain. Mr Robertson … Continue reading

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