Friday, October 29, 2010

Thought for the Day

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
--Psalm 19:2

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Know Your Enemies

Pope Benedict XVI recently concluded the Synod of Bishops on the Middle East, a special meeting that was convened by the Holy See to discuss resolution of conflict in the Holy Land. Their final document, issued Saturday, as well as the Synod itself, have been attacked in some quarters for promoting anti-Israeli sentiment.

You need to read my book, America's Back-Door Enemy: Unmasking the Unknown Terrorists, to understand why this is happening. There is a small group of people in the United States and Israel who have been completely passed over in the War on Terrorism. I found out who they are and what they are doing. Like Muslim terrorists, they are religious fanatics. However, they are more sophisticated, more powerful, better financed and more deadly than their Islamic counterparts. These unknown terrorists and their sponsors operate with impunity. They have no conscience and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. And they are viciously attempting to destroy all hope for peace in the Middle East.

Well-researched and written in a clear, concise style, America's Back-Door Enemy lifts the lid on these heretofore anonymous enemies of the United States, Israel and the peoples of the Middle East.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Father Thomas Dubay, R.I.P.

On September 26, 2010, at the age of 89, Father Dubay passed on to his eternal reward. In my opinion, he was one of the greatest theologians this country has ever produced. He had the rare gift of being able to explain deep theological and spiritual matters in very clear and simple terms that the layman could understand. Not only that, but he was an amazingly prolific writer and speaker who wrote more than a dozen books on the spiritual life and recorded hundreds of television programs during his twenty-five years on EWTN. Most importantly, however, I have recently come to realize that Father Dubay was a holy man. Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote: "If a man be good and holy, let him pray for us; if he be learned too, then let him teach us." Father Dubay was a great teacher because he believed and lived what he taught.

May he rest in peace.

Tinkering with my Blog a Bit

I've been making a few little changes to my blog lately: deleting some page elements, adding some new ones, cleaning things up a bit. I have a few more changes in mind as well, some of which I mention below and others that you'll just have to watch for in the next few weeks and months. The goals of these changes to Justin's Corner are: 1st, to give this blog a more uniformly and distinctly Catholic feel; 2nd, to make it a more presentable, interesting, reader-friendly and enjoyable place; and 3rd, to integrate it more into the rapidly exploding social networking sphere.

One improvement in line with goal 3 is that you can now access my Twitter page directly from this page--just click the "Follow Me On Twitter" button beneath my profile. Also, from now on every post will have a "share" button at the bottom to facilitate sharing of the posts among the various social networking websites. I'll be linking more to Twitter from my blog and vice versa. Also, I plan to get into YouTube in the near future and post videos on the blog that catch my interest (and which has to do with both goals 2 and 3).

In addition, I have an announcement to make here of a major change in blog protocol. Starting today and for the next thirty days, I will lift all restrictions on who can comment on my blog posts. Up until now I have only allowed registered users to post comments. From today until November 14, 2010, I will allow comments from anyone on the Internet, including anonymous users. This is just an experiment to see how many comments I get drifting in from the vast ocean of the World Wide Web. Depending on the results of this "open-mic" experiment, I may decide to continue allowing comments from anyone after November 14, or I may revert to the more restrictive system. Either way, I will continue to monitor all comments and will delete anything inappropriate or offensive.

Also, by the end of this year I'll be switching to a new template. This will give Justin's Corner a whole new look that will express the theme of the blog better.

So stay tuned!