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Not the pope we wanted… Brussels’ Archbishop Andre Leonard clearly indicates why Benedict XVI is in trouble.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant As protests go, it was short and undeniably sweet:a man ran up the central aisle of Brussels’ maincathedral and shoved a cherry pie in the faceof Archbishop Andre Leonard, a man  seeminglytailor-made by history and Catholicism to roil and divide.Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Leonard’sin-your-face pastry clearly indicated that he …

Abdicate? Not a chance. Here’s why Charles will reign when his time comes

November 22, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The engagement of Prince William of Wales andthe comely commoner Kate Middleton has causeda long simmering question to flare up again. WillPrince Charles, Prince of Wales, stand down infavor of the lovely couple? Those who advocate such an unprecedentedevent base their case on the following points: * Charles is uninspiring, eccentric, …

Thoughts on the Royal Wedding of Prince William and his beautiful commoner Kate Middleton

November 21, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

  by Dr. Jeffrey Lant After 8 years of dating, canoodling, breaking up,making up, breaking up the on-again-off-againrelationship of Prince William of Wales andlong tressed Kate is officially on.  The airwaves of the planet dutiful report the expected congratulations.  Her Majesty and Prince Philip are “absolutelydelighted for them both”.  Prince Charles is “thrilled”.And no doubt …

You only die once. Tips for commencing the journey of your life with clarity, style and consideration of others

November 16, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Family, Health, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant When I was growing up in Illinois in the ‘fifties, there was a well-known phrase, that the only two certainties in life were death and taxes. Well, we hear plenty about taxes… but precious little about death, much less making a “good death.” With this article I aim to rectify the …

Queen Elizabeth cancels staff Christmas party. Royal scrooge reigns. What she should have done instead.

  by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Yikes! What can she be thinking of? It has been announced from Buckingham Palace(by the Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel) that Her Majestythe Queen (known to favored intimates as “BettyWindsor”) has cancelled this year’s staff Christmasparty. Thus are the 600 people who serve her inmyriad capacities deprived of the joy of …

Reflections on the U.S. National Debt. Will we do what it takes to shrink it?

November 15, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, US Economy

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant So, President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commissionheaded by former Wyoming Senator Alan K. Simpson(R) and former Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine B. Bowles(D) has issued its preliminary report. It is a stark, sobering document.  It says, in glaringlyspecific ways, that we as a nation have blithely spent too muchtoo long, unconcerned like …

So, it has come to this. A good bishop has sadly said "basta"!

November 15, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Family, Religion, World Events

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The news came the other day from Concord, New Hampshire where a good and decent man announced his early departure as Anglican bishop of this picturesque New England diocese. What he said in his usual low-key, quiet way was moving: he would step down as bishop in January, 2013 after nearly …

Don’t ask for an apology. Offer one instead. A lesson in forgiveness.

November 8, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant You can easily imagine Professor Anita Hill’s bafflement when she played back the messages on her answering machine the other day. That’s when she heard this gem purportedly left by Mrs. Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas: “Good morning, Anita Hill,  it’s Ginny Thomas,” said the voice. …

Sold! What you need to know about international fine art and objet d’art auctions

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Right now thanks to the growing presence ofworldwide auction houses online, the world is for sale. If you’re a committed (even obsessed) treasurehunter like me, you want to know as much as possibleabout how to acquire as much as possible of the highestquality you can afford. This report will help. 1) …

An Open Letter to President Obama. We electors have spoken. Here’s what we said and what you must do.

November 3, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

An open letter to President Obama. We electors of theseUnited States have spoken. Here’s what we said…. andwhat you must do. by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Dear Mr. President: The people of the United States have spoken…  witha message that must have been gall and wormwoodfor you. Because you see, sir, these elections — endless, expensive, …