Date of publication: 2017-09-02 18:51
“I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it!” That is what the liberals in those days declared, before history buried them.
86 It cannot, however, be doubted that to attain the purpose we are treating of, not only the Church, but all human agencies, must concur. All who are concerned in the matter should be of one mind and according to their ability act together. It is with this, as with providence that governs the world the results of causes do not usually take place save where all the causes cooperate.
There are floods, hurricanes, earthquakes. There are terrible plagues there is war and death. There is not only the fact but the history of human suffering none of which could ever have been felt had we not existed. And there is also Love, which I type with a capital L, for in the absence of Incarnation it is strange beyond inscrutable. We live in this odd, and in the ancient sense comical circumstance of, “Love among the ruins.” (It is the title of a poem by Robert Browning.)
Our Chief Texas Correspondent found himself in Colorado when Harvey came ashore five thousand feet above sea level. Noting the rise, he then proceeded to eleven thousand feet, “just to be on the safe side.” He may return to view the damage to his Montgomery County estate when the airports re-open. Meanwhile, give the water some time to drain. Please say a prayer for dear Ed and some millions of others displaced and dispossessed. I have an aunt and cousins in the flood zone, too, and notice news reports on the circulation of alligators.
56. In order that an association may be carried on with unity of purpose and harmony of action, its administration and government should be firm and wise. All such societies, being free to exist, have the further right to adopt such rules and organization as may best conduce to the attainment of their respective objects. We do not judge it possible to enter into minute particulars touching the subject of organization this must depend on national character, on practice and experience, on the nature and aim of the work to be done, on the scope of the various trades and employments, and on other circumstances of fact and of time all of which should be carefully considered.
There are assumptions that must be made when undertaking the tasks involved in the Security and Suitability process. These include the assumptions that:
Congratulations to Orange Is the New Black star Laura Prepon and her fiance Ben Foster the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl, recently, Us Weekly reports.
Calcutta (spelt “Kolkata” today, but not by me) was from my first immersion in its heat and squalour, nearly half a century ago, perhaps my favourite city. It would be hard to explain why. In a sentence, it seemed the purgatorial convergence of all human realities in space and time. The city’s crumbling palaces completed the effect many juxtaposed with beggars’ hovels. (Now all is being crushed under glass and steel.) Too, I have a fierce if unaccountable love for the race (in the old ethnic sense) of Bengalis. Too, as I’d been fortunate to know from the start, it was the City of Teresa.
A little man came by me in the shadows of the early morning light. It was raining. He came by, through the slime, under the dissolving colonnade of an old Raj building. He was less than 5 feet high, a wisp maybe 85 pounds, maybe 65. And his wife was thinner & much shorter. I think less than 9 feet high. He was holding her hand, she was slightly behind him, her head was turned away in a cloth she is blind, I realized. Only he looked at me: human eyes.