Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Tribune Highlights

There were a few items in this morning’s edition of The Marquette Tribune I wanted to touch upon quickly if I may …

Joe Boesen published an article highlighting what was posted here earlier, ‘Jesus Decoded’, a website and documentary the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops launched in order to counter some of the more outrageous claims made within author Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. This of course is set in time with the world-wide release of the feature film adaptation directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard this May. A little slow on the draw but I compliment the Tribune for discussing it.

[And, on a side note, be sure to check out the brand-new trailer for the feature film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code]

And echoing Allison Herre’s comments over at GOP3.com, I agree entirely with Tribune columnist John Heiderscheidt’s article concerning child sex offenders. When I interned for the Milwaukee County Executive’s office this past year, this was a hot-button issue as we tried to find a place for a child molester who set to be released on parole. The general opinion was that he should have been kept in prison for the rest of his life. The unfortunate part about it was, the law had our hands tied so that we could not do what we thought was best. The law desperately needs to be changed in this regard. Although who decry this effort out concern for ‘human rights’ need to think more about the children who these sexual offenders have violated then the perpetrators themselves.