Saturday, January 05, 2008

Several Articles Worthy of Your Time

The past few days have been rather busy, but I have noted several important articles that deserve attention and reflection.

First, Sandro Magister reports on the upcoming meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and a number of Muslim scholars. The report includes comments by Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the text of a letter from Cardinal Bertone, a commentary on it by Samir Khalil Samir, a reply to it by prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan. Read it here.

Next up, Fr Richard John Neuhaus of First Things has an On the Square commentary entitled: The Future of Sex and Marriage.

Over at MercatorNet, Susan Reibel Moore has contributed a timely and astute discussion of children's literature and some of the "dark materials" contributing to the destruction of culture. I find her perspective fascinating, particularly as she cannot be vilified as just another Christian apologist. Read it here.

Catholic World News reports on Orthodox Russian Theologians meeting to discuss the question of Papal primacy. Read here.

And finally, while it's been available for a while, if you haven't read it yet, go to it, print it, and read it carefully. Spe Salvi, the second Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI is a must read epic (no, I don't believe I'm exaggerating). Find it at the Vatican website, here.

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