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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pope kind of dumb, says Yahoo News

Yahoo News continues its tradition of unsubtle digs at persons and institutions its editors don't like. This item relates a small moment that illustrates the charm and self-deprecating humor of Pope Benedict XVI. Nice headline choice.

Count on the neutral, objective people over at Yahoo News to find the cloud in the silver lining.

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Blogger Patrick said...

Can anyone suggest ways of blocking these annoying ad spam ads?

8:20 PM

 
Blogger Clayton said...

Patrick,

Change the settings of the Comments feature to disallow anonymous comments...

4:55 AM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

Clayton:

Thanks. Is that found under the "comments" tab at Settings? Blogger seems to have three choices: "anyone," "only registered users" or "members of this blog." I don't see a choice about disallowing anonymous comments.

BTW, the spam was weird. They all started off, "Love your blog, I totally agree with you and will link to my site" or similar words, and then the link was to some lame sales site or one offering Caribbean cruises.

Which reminds me, I have to link to Weight of Glory (said with a thick Texas accent).

7:44 AM

 
Blogger A. Carlton Sallet said...

While you're at it, link to me too...although I'll keep reading & linking to your blog even if you don't!

http://uccatholic.blogspot.com/

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Yahoo's interest shows more of their ignorance than anything of the Holy Father's. I watched his welcoming ceremony at the airport. The president of Germany had it right when in his remarks he made the comment that went like this. "To be on a path of peace we have to support religion." The Holy Father said he was impressed with his theological remarks. It would be a miracle if on this side of the ocean our leaders would get it. theological remarks. It would be a miracle if on this side of the ocean our leaders would get it.

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Blogger Patrick said...

Anon: If you think mere ignorance explains Yahoo's habitual digs against the Church, and all traditional institutions, I guess you're more charitable than I.

To me, it's more than "not knowing." The anecdote about the Pope's blessing could easily have been framed with an opposite sentiment. Can you imagine it even being reported if it was some liberal spritual leader? Yahoo's accent always leans one way, and it's leftward. And petty.

11:25 AM

 
Blogger Maureen Martin said...

If you download Haloscan (it's free), it has a feature where you can block IPs and report comments as spam (You will also have IP numbers for every comment.) Plus, you can send and receive trackback pings, too.

www.haloscan.com

Hey, I like your blog. You talk about things I don't see on other blogs.

God bless, Maureen

8:37 AM

 
Blogger Patrick said...

Hey Maureen: Thanks! And thanks for the haloscan info. Will follow up.

12:49 PM

 

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