Saturday, November 12, 2005

In the news...

Some good news in the Telegraph:
Abigail Witchalls, who was left paralysed after being stabbed in the neck while walking her son, gave birth to another boy yesterday.
Her second child was born in the hospital where Mrs Witchalls, 26, was taken after the attack in a country lane near her home last April.
Doctors at St George's Hospital, Tooting, south London, did not expect Mrs Witchalls to survive and she received the last rites in intensive care.
She was a month pregnant at the time and the baby was born one month premature.
Both mother and son, who weighed 5lb 6oz, were said to be doing well and were visited by the rest of their family.
A hospital spokesman said: "Abigail and Benoit Witchalls are delighted to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at 2.30pm today weighing 5lb 6oz, a little brother for Joseph. The delivery went very well."
A spokesman for Surrey police said: "The investigation team is delighted that Abigail has managed to have this baby and that mother and child are doing well."
Mrs Witchalls, a Roman Catholic, has said her faith has helped her cope. Prayers of thanksgiving for the birth will be offered today at her church, Our Lady of Sorrows, in Little Bookham.

Mmmmmmm, meat!
Australians are being urged to start eating more kangaroos, defying a traditional reluctance to tuck into a national icon.
Europeans are keener to eat kangaroo than Australians. Of the 300,000 tons of meat produced each year, 60 per cent is exported to countries such as Germany, France and Belgium, 20 per cent goes to the domestic market and the rest becomes pet food.

Rowan Williams
From the Times:
THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has revealed how his first encounter with God was not at an Anglican or even a Roman Catholic service but at a Mass of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Dr Williams was only 14 when his local Anglican curate took him along to an Orthodox Mass in Swansea celebrated by a visiting Russian priest.
Although his long journey of faith began at his “mother’s knee”, Dr Williams said the Russian Orthodox Mass was one of only two moments in his teenage years when he met the “living God”.

The Spirit of the Age
Evident in this opinion piece from Janice Turner (who?). "The extent to which parents have jurisdiction over our children is a cause for profound unease." *cough* *choke*

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