Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Unsettling Split in Les Miserables

We just saw Les Miserables up close and personal. Arriving with only a few moments to spare, we sat only two rows from the screen and could see every blemish on Ann Hathaway’s chin, every pore in Santa Claus’s nose … Continue reading

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The Unlikely and stupid pilgrimage of Harold Fry

I recently read a book which is a perfect example of WHAT”S WRONG WITH THE WORLD. Ok, just kidding. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce, is a precious little novel set in a precious little part of … Continue reading

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Good news for Lutherans

The more conservative branches of Lutheranism are talking about intercommunion and unity, which has got to be a good thing. The Missourri Synod Lutherans, one of three main historical groups in the U.S. is talking with dissenting congregations from one … Continue reading

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Jacobs trial continues Jan.8

That’s it for now. The defence has more witnesses and/or submissions. Time has run out so the whole thing has been set over till Jan.8 2013. I’ll be there.

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Jacobs under Cross Examination II December 19 am

Father Phil Jacobs (de-licenced, I’m guessing, but not laicized) endured a second day of cross examination by the Crown in the person of Clare Jennings. He remained wedded to the “arc” of his compulsion as he saw it, and she … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas—so let’s sing Broken Hallelujah

Setting aside Phil Jacobs for a moment, let’s talk Leonard Cohen A couple of birthdays ago, I invited a bunch of friends to a Christmas chorale, if that’s the right word, presented by a Vancouver a capella group , all … Continue reading

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Jacobs Under Cross Examination I

Former Victoria Catholic priest Phil Jacobs faced cross examination by Crown prosecutor Clare Jennings today and found one of his cherished assumptions under strong attack. Jacobs made it clear during his testimony under questioning by his own lawyer (which also … Continue reading

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