"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Islamic Revolution in North Africa and the Middle East: When will news media, blogs and public opinion light up with concern?

Answer:  Only after it affects the price of oil.
"Investors have their eyes on Egypt as civil unrest in the North African country has progressively escalated into a full blown crisis with international repercussions. Beyond the obvious and inexcusable human cost, the protests against Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign have hit the sovereign debt and equity markets, and are working their way through the oil and gold markets." - Forbes


  1. michael r.5:24 PM

    Wouldn't seem to bode well for the U.S., and it's interests. Once again, we've been propping up a "President" for thirty years, all the while trying to convince the world that we're trying to spread democracy. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

  2. Father Joe6:56 PM

    Pray for the Copts in Egypt -- it's all to easy for Christians to be massacred in the midst of this type of unrest -- especially with all the social communications shut down. Please pray for the Copts!

  3. what fr. joe said. as far as gas goes, it'll be upwards of $4.00/gallon before memorial day. how much you wanna bet?

  4. Memorial Day? How about Ash Wednesday?


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