For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Irena Sendler VS Al Gore

I overlooked this last month. Better late than never.

Isn't it odd how the Nobel prizes have become so mired in politics that a huckster of junk science could beat out someone like Irena Sendler? But then they probably asked themselves, so what has Irena done lately?

Or have things gotten so shallow in our world that Princess Diana would have beaten Mother Teresa for the Peace Prize (if they were both nominated for it today)? It is a fair question considering that when they died only days apart, Diana received overwhelming press coverage while Mother Teresa's death was treated as an after-thought. That was another revealing moment for the world.

The truth is that Mother Teresa beat Jimmy Carter for the prize in 1979, back when the prize meant something. But I believe it was soiled beyond repair when Arafat shared it in 1994, which was proven again when they caved in to Carter in 2002.