Canada’s new Office of Religious Freedom, with a $5-million budget and a
staff of five, may set tyrants around the world shaking … with
laughter. But a candle is worth lighting given the extent of darkness
Oh, here’s a charming story out of Libya. Authorities just arrested four foreigners on suspicion of being Christian missionaries. So why weren’t we told about this sooner? Like in 2011 when we were fighting to put such splendid freedom-loving people in power there.
Benedict XVI startled the world this week by becoming the ninth pope to
announce he’ll step down. Or possibly the fifth. We’re not sure. But as
only the second to resign because the job was too much for him, the
first to quit in almost 600 years and the first ever to do it because of
failing health, the allegedly reactionary Benedict set a boldly
So Justin Trudeau is raking in the speaking fees. Wish I was too. But while I have some choice words for anyone willing to pay $150 a minute for his opinions, I don’t think he’s done anything wrong.
Canadians love to complain about government debt. Unfortunately a general attitude of instant gratification governs our personal as well as public finances.