"Train yourself to indifference about sources. Truth alone has a claim, and it has that claim wherever it appears."
Antonin Gilbert Sertillanges, O.P.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Out of Palestine Solidarity with a displaced people
"Indigenous Christians have lived in Palestine since the origins of Christianity about 2,000 years ago. Over the centuries other Christians immigrated to Palestine. Palestinian Christians comprised at least 15 percent of the Palestinian population in the late 19th century, under Ottoman Muslim rule, and about 7.5 percent by 1944, in the final years of the British Mandate. During the 1948 war, which resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel in much of historic Palestine, more than a third of Palestinian Christians were among the 750,000 to 800,000 refugees forced to flee their homes in Palestine. The Israeli historian Ilan Pappé has described Israel’s “war of independence,” which Palestinians call the nakba (catastrophe), as “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine” in his book by that title published in 2006."
I am a native of Atlanta, where my great-grandfather came to from Ireland to work on the railroad.
I own a welding shop which performs all kinds of welding and light machine work. I have not had a television since 1993 and probably will never own another one. I have worked in the firearms industry, both retail and manufacturing.
I am a devotee of the Latin Mass, or "Extraordinary Rite" as it's now called.