Fr. Schall on Mercy

Fr. Schall on Mercy
"Mercy is a response to the repentant. It does not change the unrepentant. It often hardens them. Technically, mercy extends to sin of whatever kind or species. But mercy does not forgive. God in His mercy forgives. Mercy is contingent on the sinner’s acknowledgement that he is responsible for something objectively wrong in his acts or thoughts." (Fr. James V. Schall S. J.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Forget Google. Try BING


American Thinker Blog: 'Google News' or 'Obama News'? (updated)

Lest anyone think that the Google search engine is not a political stooge for certain types of government (remember Google has already stooped to co-operating with China in the censorship of its content, which will prevent the Chinese people from learning too much truth), a reading of the above linked piece by Paul Shlichta on The American Thinker Blog, might engender some experimentation with the new Microsoft search engine: Bing. In case you're interested, here's a link:
http://www.bing.com/

Here's an excerpt from the American Thinker piece.

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, President Barack Obama spoke before about 15, 000 people at a healthcare rally in Minneapolis. A few hours earlier, a crowd of between 70,000 and 1,200,000 citizens gathered in Washington, DC to protest excessive federal spending and intervention. I think we can safely conclude that any Tibetan monk or Zulu, blissfully unaware of American politics, would nonetheless conclude that the second event was at least as newsworthy as the first.

They'd be wrong. Between 2:00 and 4:00 PM PDT of that day, I monitored the Google News website, which in recent years has acquired some of the aura of omniscient impartiality that the New York Times once enjoyed. As of 3 PM, here's how the two stories were treated:

"Obama Takes to the Road to Promote Healthcare Reform": 14,488 news articles

"Tea Party Protesters March on Washington": 126 news articles


I'm definitely giving BING a tryout.